The Zelman Burack Room
Zelman was the only child of Aron and Sheina Gittel Burak
not to emigrate from Poland. One of his brothers, Aaron, the youngest of the
five children, returned to Jedwabne in the 1930s to try to convince Zelman and
his mother (his father had passed away before son Aaron was born) to come back
with him to the United States, but they wouldn't do it. The good son and brother
that he was, Aaron sent back five-hundred dollars to his mother so that she
might buy a small home, a better one than the one room shack they lived in.
Unfortunately, like so many others, Zelman, his mother, and presumably whatever
family he might have had, perished in the Jedwabne massacre in 1941.
Jedwabne: Stories of their father from the children of Aaron Burack
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