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September 02, 1983 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-09-02

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28 Friday, September 2, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Survivors' Story Has Miraculous Ending

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Michael Korenblit and
Kathleen Janger began
writing the Holocaust sur-
vival story of Michael's par-
ents, the _tale had only one
happy ending — the reu-
nion and marriage of Meyer
and Manya after two years
of separation and intern-
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volunteered information
camps. Now their story,
about what happened dur-
"Until We Meet Again," has
ing the war. In 1980, promp-
been published by G.P. Put-
nam's Sons with a second ted by his wife, Michael in-
itiated a dialogue with them
miraculous ending — the
reunion, after 39 years, of about their experiences in
the Holocaust and promised
Manya and her younger
to record their stories. His
brother Chaim.
The reunion of brother determination intensified
when the Institute for His-
and sister, who were each
convinced that they were torical Review attempted to
the sole survivor of the fam-
ily, made world headlines
and was the direct result of
Michael Korenblit's com-
mitment to chronicling his
parents' story. Without his
insistence on accuracy and
detail, Manya never would
have traveled to Israel and
received the clue that led
her to her younger brother.
After the deportation or
slaughter of most of the
10,000 Jews of the city of
Hrubieszow., Poland, Meyer
Korenblit, his sweetheart
Manya Nagelsztajn and her
brother Chaim were among
Michael Korenblit,
the few young people left to
Kathleen Janger
clean and sort the property
of the decimated Jewish deny that the Holocaust had
community under the occurred.
As the writing pro-
supervision of Nazi guards
and guns. Several months gressed, Michael convinced
later Chaim was snatched his parents who had not left
in a round-up and sent off to the United States since
a concentration camp. their emigration, to accom-
Meyer and Manya soon fol- pany him on research trips
to Israel and Europe. They
lowed.
After they were sepa- returned to the village of
rated and Manya was Hrubieszow where Meyer
transferred to Au- and Manya had met, fallen
schwitz, she had word of in love and said good-bye,
Chaim, "They took him forever, to their families. At
yesterday." She assumed Dachau and other concen-
_ he had been taken to the tration camps they faced the
barbed wire and relived the
gas chambers.
As a boy in Oklahoma, horror of incarceration.
Michael Korenblit didn't
On their second visit to
question his parents about Israel, Manya contacted a
the tattoos on their cousin who had been living
forearms 0.nd they never in Palestine before the war.
The cousin casually re-
marked that he had re-
ceived a letter, postmarked
Scotland, from Manya's
brother Chaim after the
war.

THE HEBREW BENEVOLENT
SOCIETY
(Chesed Shel Emes)

Invites The

GREATER DETROIT JEWRY

to participate in a

MEMORIAL SERVICE

for the Six Million' Jews who perished in Europe at the
Hands of the Nazis which will be held on

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, -11:00 A.M.
at the HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK

(Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery) Gratiot and Fourteen Mile Rd.

RABBI SOLOMON H. GRUSKIN

of Cong. B'nai Zion and

CANTOR CHAIM NAJMAN

of Cong. Shaarey Zedek

will participate in these services.

Samuel A. Kayne, President; Hillel L. Abrams and Samuel P. Havis, Vice Presidents; Morris Dorn,
Treasurer; Norman Blake, Secretary; Rabbi Eric Greenbaum, Milton Oleinick and Morse
Shiffman, Trustees; Edward Miller, Cemetery Chairman; Rabbi Israel I. Rockove, Executive
Director.
NATHAN SAMET,
EDWARD MILLER,

Chairman

Honorary Chairman

Michael Korenblit is cur-
rently the producer of an
award-winning public
affairs/educational series
on cable TV for the Close Up
Foundation.
Kathleen Janger is also
affiliated with the Close Up
Foundation.

live in Ponca City, Okla.,
where they were resettled
by Bnai Brith after the war.
Chaim lives with his
English wife and children in
Newcastle, England.
Brother and sister write
regularly and see each other
as often as they can.

Manya was stunned.
For 39 years she believed
Chaim had died in the gas
chambers at Auschwitz.
The Korenblits returned
immediately to America.
Several days later
Michael was at the
British Embassy in Wash-
ington poring frantically
through telephone books
- for the name
"Nagelsztajn." By the end
of the day he had located
his uncle in Newcastle,
England.

The tale of Manya and
Meyer as related by their
son in "Until We Meet
Again" is, in essence, a love
story. Without their devo-
tion to each other Manya
and Meyer could not have
endured the Nazi night-
mare and the chaos and
pain it brought to their
lives: hiding in haystacks,
separation from family
members and then the sure
knowledge of their deaths,
their own constant fear of
death or deportation, the
living hell of 11 concentra-
tion camps. Through the
barbed wire fence at Budzyn
they had promised to meet
again in Hrubieszow if lib-
eration ever came. They
kept their vow.
Today, Manya and Meyer

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