Survivor STORY

Jonas Globe was born in Vilna, Lithuania, in 1911. He survived the Vilna ghetto and Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After liberation, he recuperated in Lodz, Poland, where he met his wife, Anna. The Globes were married in 1947.

Jonas had a brother in the United States with whom he wanted to be reunited, so the Globes made their way to the Leipheim displaced persons camp near Munich, where they waited for their quota numbers to come up. They moved to Italy after they heard that emigration quotas were being filled more quickly from Italy. After a year and a half, the Globes were finally allowed to embark for America.

Jonas and Anna made their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Jonas' brother was a physician. Jonas resumed his education and was able to forge a 40-year long career as a lawyer and as a Certified Public Accountant for an oil company in Tulsa.

In 1990, Anna and Jonas lost a daughter to breast cancer. Jonas passed away in 1998.

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