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THE BURAK-GNIAZDOWICZ WING 

Second Floor

 

The Zelman Burack Room

 

 

ZELMAN BURAK

Jedwabne, Poland

 

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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