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The rebirth of Holocaust survivor Jacob ‘Jack’ Garfein

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/the_rebirth_of_holocaust_survivor_jacob_jack_garfein_20100914

On May 11, 1946, a 15-year-old boy named Jacob Garfein, one of the first Holocaust child survivors to arrive in New York, attended a Mother’s Day celebration in honor of Mrs. David M. Levy, chairman and benefactor of the national women’s division of the United Jewish Appeal drive. The New York Times note read: “Jacob, a red-cheeked, red-headed boy who lost his mother, father and sister in German concentration camps — two of them in a crematorium — and who recalls how he had to help bury 15 to 18 corpses a day in [Bergen-]Belsen, gave the flowers in a simple tribute of thanks from the Jewish children who are still alive in Europe.”

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