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  THE BURAK-GNIAZDOWICZ WING 

Second Floor

 

The Sam Burack Room


 

UNCLE SAM BURACK AT A FAMILY BAR MITZVAH

Tivoli Terrace

Westbury, New York

 

 

Sam Burack left Poland with his brother Charlie sometime in the early 1920s, having spent some time in Cuba until he was able to immigrate to the United States in 1926.

While living in the United States, my great uncle Sam lived in the East New York section of Brooklyn and worked as a meat cutter in Manhattan for many years. He was a very good brother to my grandmother Flora and a beloved uncle to me. Sam is also remembered as a man with dashing good looks, especially as he got older. I remember seeing him very often when my family and I visited my grandparents in Brooklyn, as he lived just a few blocks away from them.

Some time after his brother Max passed away prematurely, Sam, who had cared very much for Fannie for many years,  married her in December 1951.

Sam proudly became a United States citizen in 1962. Both he, Fannie and Max had always stated that they were very pleased to be living in the U.S., where they had an opportunity for a safer, healthier and happier life.
 

 

The Sam and Fannie Burack Room

The Max and Fannie Burack Room

 

 

 



 

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