Survivor STORY

Sam (Samuel) Gross was born in the small village of Palonok in the Carpathian Mountains of Czechoslovakia, in an area later ceded to Hungary. The Gross family included six sons and a daughter. The family was deported to the Munkacs ghetto in the spring of 1944. A few weeks later, Sam and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where his parents and many extended family members perished. Sam was liberated from Buchenwald.

After liberation, Sam went to Israel to fight in the War of Independence and was badly injured. He eventually emigrated to America and joined his brothers in their business near Atlanta.

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Sam Gross