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  • Writer's pictureAvner Avraham

Meet Sami Steigmann: Holocaust Survivor

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

Sami was born on 1939 in Bukovina, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire belonging to Romania. From 1941 through 1944, he was with his parents in the Ukraine at a labor camp in an area called Transnistria. The family was deported by the Romanians. After the medical experiments, life was very difficult in the camp. The starvation and the bitter cold Russian winter created survival problems. His life was saved by a German woman who had access to the camp. The camp was liberated by the Red Army and he grew up in Transylvania. In 1961, the whole family emigrated to Israel and Sami served in the Israeli Air Force.

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