Robert Lesser (Rachmil Lazowski)

Robert Lesser was born Erachmil (Rachmil) Lazovski (Lazowski) on May 13, 1933, in Bielica, Poland (pronounced Belitza), what is now Belarus. Bielica was an agricultural and fishing community, and the town’s trading post became a center for Jewish merchants....

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Rochel (Rose) Berman Wolfe

Rochel (Rose) Berman Wolfe was born on March 15, 1918, in Novogrudok, Poland, to Reuben and Sarah Berman. Rochel was eighteen months old when her mother died and only knew her stepmother, Rivka, whom her father married a year...

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Chaim (Harry) Wolfe (Schmuel Chaim Wolfowicz)

Chaim Wolfe (Schmuel Chaim Wolfowicz) was born on January 12, 1914, in Ravniki near Novogrudok, Poland. He lived with his parents, Eliezer Nachum and Merka, and five siblings: David, Sarah Esther, Chaya Simcha, Mayer, and Rivka. Life was peaceful...

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Sara Bedzow (Golcman)

Sara Golcman Bedzow was born July 28, 1926, in Leopoldów, Poland, outside of Warsaw, to Feiga and Jacob Golcman. Her Orthodox family owned the largest grocery store and bakery and in the area, and together with her seven siblings...

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Sam (Jacob Simcha) Goldwasser

Sam Goldwasser (born Jacob Simcha) was born on November 28, 1928, in Parczew, Poland, to Yehuda Leib and Henia Goldwasser. Yehuda Leib earned a living as a shoemaker while Henia was a skilled seamstress. Sam and his siblings, Ephraim...

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