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Thu Apr 16, 2015, 09:52 AM

13. My grandfather was from Satu Mare, Romania


He was in Hungary at the time of the war, and didn't get taken in until about 1944, where he ended up in Auschwitz. Since it was the late years he was taken, he survived, but lost his whole family. My father was born two years later in a DP camp in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to America 3 years later.

It is with my grandfather that I was fortunate to have, and being taught his story as he learned how to make dentures the hard way, and then refined his profession to help his own people with new life - teeth. I remember my grandfather making those dentures in his home. It was just amazing on how he makes those.

My late grandmother, who I was named after, was a survivor from Bergen-Belsen. I don't know much about her because she passed away of cancer before I was born.

I am the oldest of my current surviving generation to pass along my grandfather's story. It is also recorded with the History of the Shoah.

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