Sam Sander grew up in Będzin, Poland. In 1940, when he was 14, the Nazis forced Sam and his parents into the Bedzin Ghetto, where he worked as a slave laborer to help support them. In 1942, he was separated from his parents and sent to slave labor in a series of camps including Siebersdorf, Blechhammer, and Zweiberge. In April 1945, the Americans liberated him in the small German town of Ensdorf, in the middle of a death march. After living in the Zielsheim displaced person’s camp for four years and being reunited with his two older brothers, he came to the United States in 1949.
Of Blessed Memory
1926 – 1998
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