Survivor STORY

Harry Alembik was from Lodz, Poland, and immigrated with his wife, Gitla, to Mont Saint Martin, France, where their children, Aaron, Ida and Michael were born. In September, 1939, Harry and Gitla, fled with their children to a small village in southeastern France, in so-called “Unoccupied France,” which was administered by the collaborationist Vichy government. The family lived in relative safety throughout the war. After liberation, the family emigrated to Columbus, Georgia, and a year or so later, to Portsmouth, Virginia, where Harry was offered a job as a kosher butcher, although the Alembiks eventually returned to Georgia, though this time, to Atlanta. Harry passed away in 1984.

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Harry Alembik