Entsche and Rafael
Yerosalimski resided on ul. Kosciuszki in Zambrow. They had
three children: Yankel, Sura Ruchel and Moishe. Yankel was a Yeshiva
student who eventually went to Lomza to live and study at the yeshiva. Sura Ruchel
went from town to town with her sewing machine, working as a seamstress.
Moishe was the youngest of the three children. As a child, he liked to
play soccer and be at the clubhouse. As he got older, he worked with his
father who was a wheelwright in Zambrow.
For his studies, Moishe was taught by the
Wizna melamed (teacher) for fifteen years. Of all the members of his
immediate family, only he survived the war. When the Russians came into
Zambrow cir 1940-1, their army conscripted him, and subsequently went back with
them to Stalingrad, Russia, where he worked for the army and lived for five years. After the war,
Moishe went to live on a kibbutz in Winseim?, Germany. In June of 1949,
he emigrated to the United States, arriving in Brooklyn, where his two aunts, Etke and Frieda,
awaited him. He soon met his lovely wife Nelly
(Necha), a native of Hungary who had arrived in the United States
earlier that year, and he married her shortly thereafter. Moishe
had an upholstery business in Brooklyn, New York with his fellow landsman Max Srebnick.