Abe Sander

Of Blessed Memory 1922 – 2007

Abe Sander was born in 1922 in Będzin, Poland.  As one of four children in a poor family, Abe went to work at an early age to support himself. In the late summer of 1940 Abe was rounded up with a group of Jewish men and sent to perform forced labor near the Czechoslovakian border. He continued to perform forced labor, making his way through individual factories as well as the Gross Rosen and Buchenwald camps. He was liberated in Buchenwald in 1945.  After his liberation he found his cousin, Chana, whom he later married, and his brother, Sam. After a trip back to Poland to look for survivors, he lived in displaced persons camps in the American occupation zone. The couple immigrated to the United States in 1949.

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