Sami's Story

   In 1968, without knowing the language and no money, alone, Sami came to the United States. He lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he married, divorced and eventually, in 1983 returned to Israel.

   In 1968, without knowing the language and no money, alone, Sami came to the United States. He lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he married, divorced and eventually, in 1983 returned to Israel.

   In 1968, without knowing the language and no money, alone, Sami came to the United States. He lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he married, divorced and eventually, in 1983 returned to Israel.

However, in 1988, he returned to the United States, choosing New York City as his final home.

 Sami was born on December 21, 1939 in Czernowitz,

Bukovina, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire belonging to Romania. Later, it became part of former Soviet Union and today it is in Ukraine.

From 1941 through 1944, he was with his parents in the Ukraine at Mogilev-Podolsky, a labor camp in an area called Transnistria. Sami and his parents were deported by the Romanians, not by the Germans. The camp was liberated by the Red Army.

   He grew up in Transylvania, in a small town called Reghin. He did not know the language. 

   In 1961, the whole family (his sister was born in 1946) went to Israel. He served in the Israeli Air Force, not as a pilot.