Sam Burack left Poland in the early 1920s, having spent
some time in Cuba until he was able to immigrate to the United States
Sam and Fannie married in 1951, sometime after
the passing of Fannie's first husband Max Burack, a brother of Sam.
"Sam was very good (to us.) He used to take us
to Radio City. We used to go over there, my sister and I. He took us
to the circus. He was very good to my mother, excellent to my
mother. He took care of her...When I went away (as a soldier to
Korea), when Marilyn (Aaron's wife) used to come to the house, Sam
used to escort--that's what a gentleman he was--he used to escort
(her), take her home, to make sure she got home safe.
Sam used to work in a factory cutting meat...I
know Sam took the subway because it was early in the morning,
you know. Three-thirty, four o'clock he used to leave (for