Holocaust Survivors Speak

Renee Rimpler (Part I)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Please tell me where you were born. I, Renee Rimpler nee Gruber, was born in Czechoslovakia. I was six years old when the…

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Raizel Nechama Wolhandler (Part III)

Where were you during the war years? From the ghetto we were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau by cattle car. We arrived on a Motzoei Shabbos. By then, we knew all about…

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Raizel Nechama Wolhandler (Part II)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman What happened once the Germans invaded Poland? When the Germans invaded Poland, we were all taken to a ghetto. They gave out identification…

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Raizel Nechama Wolhandler (PART I)

Please tell us where you were born. I, Raizel Nechama (Rosalie) Wolhandler née Dym, was born in Cracow, Poland in 1917. I grew up in a corner house on Weglowa…

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Shulem Ber Winter (Part II)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman What happened to your mother? After we left in 1942, my mother remained in Bratislava with my sister, who was only 2 years…

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Shulem Ber Winter (PART I)

Please tell me where you were born. I, Shulem Ber Winter, was born in Budapest, Hungary, on February 18, 1935. My mother returned to her hometown to give birth. What…

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Ida Tenenbaum (Part V)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Were the non-Jews decent to you after the War ended? We walked and walked until we came upon a stable. Outside the stable…

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Ida Tenenbaum (Part IV)

Did you know when it was Shabbos and Yom Tov? There was a man who was in his forties, which to us seemed old, and he would constantly inform us.…

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Ida Tenenbaum (Part III)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman From Ploszow we were transported to the Skazisko death camp. The hygiene in this camp was beyond humanity. People were dying of typhoid,…

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Ida Tenenbaum (Part II)

What kind of education did you receive? As a young girl I attended public school. One morning a teacher came into the classroom and announced that there would be a…

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Ida Tenenbaum (Part I)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Can you tell us your name and where you were born? I, Ida Tenenbaum, was born in Tarnow, Poland, on December 27, 1924.…

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My Surviving Menorah: A Survivor’s Tale

Sol Goldberg, a Sheepshead Bay resident, is a client of Caring Professionals under its special survivor program. Caring Professionals provides many hours of home care to Sol and his wife…

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Shaya Fried (Part VI)

Please tell us about liberation. Typhus was rampant. I contracted the disease as well. At midnight came the news that the war was over, and everyone was free to go…

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Shaya Fried (Part V)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Did you remain in Auschwitz? Our transport was lucky, and we were sent to another camp. Those who stayed in Auschwitz received numbers…

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Shaya Fried (Part IV)

How long did you remain in the brick factory? After three weeks of living under these conditions, in March of 1944, we were deported. We were hurled onto cattle cars.…

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Shaya Fried (Part III)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman What do you recall about the weeks leading up to Pesach of 1944, and then the Yom Tov of Pesach? Although we didn’t…

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Shaya Fried (Part II)

What type of education did you receive? We attended a public school through the fifth or sixth grade. The Czechs were very strict. If a child didn’t go to school,…

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Shaya Fried (Part I)

  Please tell me where you were born. My name is Samuel — Shaya Fried. Our family name was originally Friedman and it was shortened before I came to the…

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Tzipporah Spiro (Part VII)

Where was your husband during the war? (continued) My husband had an uncle here in America and an uncle in Israel; both of them wanted him to come live with…

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Tzipporah Spiro (Part VI)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Did you go to school in New Zealand? Yes, I went with my cousin to public school, where I learned grammar and math.…

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