Charles Burak in a Polish
BURAK (BURACK); DREJARSKA; DREJARSKI
Place of residence: JEDWABNE
Date of photograph: cir early 1920s
Holocaust: Charlie was already in the United States before World
War II began.
It seems that Charlie (Yechiel) was in the Polish army for a certain
period of time. Eventually he emigrated with his brother Sam
(Chone), most likely traveling to Cuba, where he and Sam bided
their time until they were able to immigrate into the United States.
Neither Charlie or Sam talked much about their lives in Poland,
so the story is a bit sketchy.
We know that Sam entered the United States in 15 Apr 1926, and
since the family feels that they were inseparable, they probably both
came into the United States together.
There are no known records of Charlie's immigration, so nothing
specifically is known to this point about the exact nature of how or when Charlie entered the
United States. He did however live in Brooklyn, Kings, New York until
his passing in 1954, at the age of fifty.