Saul Muskovitz

"No wars – Peace!"

Name at birth
Zalman Muszkovitz
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Radomsko, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Yankel Muszkowitz, Owned family mill
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Gital Szikman, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and five children: I was the third born of four brothers and one sister
How many in entire extended family?
Two aunts that were already living in the United States
Who survived the Holocaust?
Besides my aunts who lived in the U.S., I was the only survivor from my immediate family
  • When I was about 20 years old, my brother and I went to Russia, so that we could assist the rest of our family in leaving Poland from there. Unfortunately, because of his passport, my brother was arrested for being thought to be a spy. I then served in the Russian army, until I was transferred to the Polish Army. I was a member of the Polish Partisans until I was sent to a concentration camp. I was kept in two or three concentration camps, until liberation, when I then moved to a Displaced Persons camp. 
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Yes, Landsberg then Ainring
Where did you go after being liberated?
DP Camp, then U.S.
When did you come to the United States?
November, 1949
Where did you settle?
Detroit, then Oak Park
Occupation after the war
Sheet Metal Worker for Plumbing Company
When and where were you married?
March 9, 1949 in Graben, Germany
Regina Garfinkel Muskovitz, Retail sales
Sandra Muskovitz-Danto, Master’s in Gerontology Jerry Muskovitz, CPA Deby Muskovitz-Lebow, Architect
Five: David, Davi, Aaron, Julie, Tovah, and Joshua One great-grandchild: Noa Sadie
What do you think helped you to survive?
My parents and two siblings had been hidden in a bunker, and had relied on their trust of their former Polish employees to keep them safe. However, when I went back to look for them, I found that they had been taken, and found a note on the door in my brother’s handwriting saying “If anyone is alive, take revenge.”
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
No wars – Peace!
Charles Silow
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