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Oscar Haber

Arwen Donahue

in This is Home Now

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125473
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125473.003.0004
Oscar Haber

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Oscar Haber, born in BrzeŹnica, Poland in 1910, was one of ten children raised in a family of devoutly Orthodox Jews. He and his wife Fryda were the only survivors of their family. They both speak perfect Polish so they were able to live clandestinely as non-Jewish Poles with the help of a priest. Oscar and Fryda were able to conceal their true identities even after the liberation. They tried to start a new life in Belgium and Israel, and then had a son. The three of them then moved to the United States, became American citizens, and were able to exercise their faith and rights. Oscar has friends of another faith who accept him for who he is.

Keywords: Oscar Haber; Poland; Orthodox Jews; Israel; United States

Chapter.  7657 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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