The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants offer their sincere condolences to Dr. Charles Silow, Regional Vice-President, and his family. May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion.

Sara Silow

Holocaust Survivor

Sara Silow of W. Bloomfield. MI died May 9, 2008.

Mrs. Silow was a survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps.

Mrs. Silow was the beloved wife of the late Nathan Silow, sister of the late Chaya Goldman, the late Malka Parzenczewska, and aunt of the late Miriam Goldman. She was the only survivor of her entire extended family. Mrs. Silow and her parents were in the Lodz Ghetto where her father, Chil Parzenczewska, tragically died of starvation. In 1944, her mother, Reizel, and she were sent together to Auschwitz where following the infamous Selection, Reizel perished.

Near death from typhus, Mrs. Silow was liberated at Bergen-Belsen and was taken to Sweden to be nursed back to health. She and her husband, the late Nathan Silow, were married in Brussels in 1948, “the same year that Israel was born,” as she liked to say. In 1952, they immigrated with their son to the United States.

Affectionately known as “Bobo,” Mrs. Silow was known for her cooking skills, her generosity, and was a true “baleboosteh.” She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Mrs. Silow is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles Silow and Sarah Hartman-Silow of Huntington Woods; cherished granddaughters, Shoshana Miriam Silow and Naomi Alianna Silow.

Contributions may be made to the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, 6710 W. Maple, W. Bloomfield, MI, 48322. Interment at the Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.