Chana Wiesenfeld: Out of a Concentration Camp to the Jewish Brigade, to IDF, and to a Homemaker and Wagearner

Arnold Reisman

Abstract


Chana Wiesenfeld survived a concentration camp in Rumania and a forced march to the Ukraine. With a group of other inmates, Chana hopped a train and settled into a cattle car. After going through Greece they went on a small boat across the Aegean Sea to Turkey where a barge awaited them. With only sardines to eat on the 3-week voyage, they reached Palestine. Chana joined the Jewish Brigade and later the IDF. After the War of Independence, she married an American, settled in South Bronx, worked at menial jobs, and raised two boys.

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