Holocaust Survivors Speak

Yisroel Dovid (Julian) Rosner (Part III)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Did you know what was happening in other parts of Europe at this time and when did you begin feeling the pressures of…

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Yisroel Dovid (Julian) Rosner (Part II)

 What memories can you share with us about your family? (continued) My father belonged to a Jewish organization for working people, and that is where he davened. For the Yamim…

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Yisroel Dovid (Julian) Rosner (Part I)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman Please tell us where you were born? I, Yisroel Dovid (Julian) Rosner was born in Duklja, Poland, in the Carpathian Mountains. Duklja was…

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Sara Grossman (Part III)

What greeted you upon your arrival in Auschwitz? (continued) In the winter time we were in Gross-Rosen. During the day we walked, and at night we were given to rest…

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Sara Grossman (Part II)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman How did you spend your summers? We stayed home and went swimming in the lake. Was there anti-Semitism in town before the war…

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Sara Grossman (Part I)

Please tell me where you were born. I, Sara Grossman nee Rosenberg, was born in Ruskowa, Romania, which later became part of Hungary. In 1937 my family moved to Santamaria…

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Renee Rimpler (Part III)

As told to Mrs. Chaya Feigy Grossman How long did you remain with the gentile family? One day while I was living with the gentile family, the husband approached me…

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Renee Rimpler (PART II)

When did you begin to feel the pressures of the war? When the war broke out, my parents made the decision to give my sister and brother away to a…

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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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