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ABC World News covers surprise event  Sam Heider’s children told him they were hosting a Kiddush luncheon in honor of his 94th birthday after morning services at Beth Jacob Congregation on March 24. But Heider still couldn’t understand why so many people filled Beth Jacob’s main sanctuary on that Shabbat

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The only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust, he lived to see his memoirs published a few months before his passing By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Who can forget Samuel Heider getting up at each year’s Community Yom Hashoah Observance to chant El Moley Rachamim,

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By Marshall Weiss, The Observer As painful as it is to revisit the horrors of the Holocaust, Samuel Heider feels an obligation to share his story with anyone willing to listen. More than a generation of middle and high school students across the Miami Valley have heard Heider tell how

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Irwin Dumtschin was recognized as the Beth Abraham Men’s Club Man of the Year at The Fourth Biennial Regional KIO-Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Honors Luncheon in Columbus. Stephanie Kirtland was appointed chair of the mathematics department of Stebbins High School. She

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As a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor, I am outraged with the Administration for the way they have handled the Iranian situation. How can a country like the United States be so naïve by trusting Iran, relying on a signature on a piece of paper? It brings back memories

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By Sam Heider I was born in Poland in a small village by the name of Biejkow, the son of Jewish farmers. We were six children: three brothers, three sisters, my mother and my father. When Germany occupied Poland, we were forced to leave and go to a ghetto in

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Remembering Bernice and Ben Muler By Sam Heider, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Bernice and Ben Muler were, to us, like our own family. Ben was the first one we met. Our friendship goes back more than half a century ago. Bernice passed away on Aug. 30 in Hollywood,

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Yom Hashoah Observance brings generations together to reinforce the Holocaust’s lessons By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Sam Heider was the only one out of his family of nine to survive the Holocaust. He made it through Auschwitz and Dachau. Heider met his wife, Phyllis, who survived Bergen-Belsen, in

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Joseph Benjamin Braunstein, age 97, of Dayton, passed away April 5. He was born Jan. 14, 1917 in Cincinnati and moved to Dayton shortly thereafter. Mr. Braunstein was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Esther Braunstein, sister, Bette Getline, and stepson, Thomas May. Mr. Braunstein is survived by

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Katharine W. “Kay” Farnbacher, age 92 formerly of Oakwood, died at her home at the Carlyle House in Kettering, Nov. 19. Mrs. Farnbacher was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret Wetherbee, her two wonderful husbands, Edgar J. Graef and Kurt S. Farnbacher, and her son, Gary Graef.

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