Sidney Gluckman Says He Is A Holocaust Survivor
He Was Shipped 600 Miles To Sew Buttons On Uniforms
Sidney Wound Up At Dacahu
Young Sidney Is Captured
At 12, he was taken away from school, never to see his parents again. He worked as a slave laborer, building army barracks, and at Dachau, he sewed swastikas on Nazi uniforms.
Sidney was held in Gross-Rosen Concentration/Work Camp, Auschwitz, and Dachau from the time he was 12 years old until his liberation at 18. 7
A Train To No Where
Sidney says his whole family was gassed or executed.
Nazis Gassed Mothers And Beat Babies To Death
At the camp, he remembers mothers separated from babies, walking naked to the "showers" to be gassed, their babies thrown into sacks and beaten or tossed in the air for target practice.
Filming Glucksman as he recounted the story recently at a local high school, the photographer's 12-year-old son, Jordan, ran to the bathroom to be sick.
Forced To Sew Nazi Uniforms
NOW 81, Sidney Glucksman has no plans to retire from the tailoring business he started with his wife, Libby, 52 years ago in New Haven after arriving in the U.S. Sixty-four years ago, as a prisoner in the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, Glucksman was sewing swastikas on Nazi uniforms.
Sidney Is Liberated
In April 1945, the camp was liberated and an American soldier, spotting the yellow star on Glucksman's uniform, addressed him in German.
"I'm Jewish, too," the soldier told the disbelieving prisoner.
"I thought all the Jews in the whole world were dead," Glucksman remembers thinking.
The soldier, Jerome Klein, gave Glucksman a bar of soap and an Army uniform to change into. It was Glucksman's first shower in six years. 1
Sidney Meets His Wife
From Dachau, he made his way to a "displaced persons camp" where he met his wife, Libby, a Ukrainian Jew who had worked for the underground Russian resistance.
He Suddenly Winds Up In Brooklyn
With Klein's help, the couple immigrated to America and settled in New Haven. Glucksman found work with a local tailor and eventually saved enough money to open his own store.
And Now Comes A Movie
They are actually do a mini documentary on this silly holo-hoax
Sidney Is A College Speaker
Sidney speaks at local colleges and high schools. 4
The Stuff Of Legend
Germany attacked Russia in June of 1941, and I doubt they were using Waffen SS troops to attack Jewish grammar schools in Poland. I suspect SS commanders were more interested in capturing Stalingrad, and using trains to get ammo to the troops, rather than shipping 10 yr-old tailors to Germany.
As far as Sidney seeing nude women being gassed in showers at Dachau, even Jewish historians admit that's nonsense. With regards to the wife who claims to have been a 9 year-old partisan, I sort of doubt that too.
It's a safe bet to say this 'Flea-bag' was never in any camps, and probably sat out the war in Brooklyn. The least he could have done is gotten a tattoo.
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