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Bella Kuligowska Zucker


Bella Kuligowska Zucker

Bella Kuligowska was born in Serock, Poland, in 1925. Her family included her parents and five brothers, everyone working in her parents’ bicycle business. After the war, she tried to find her missing family members. She discovered she was the lone survivor.

Bella met her husband, Herman Zucker, in Poland after the war. They emigrated to the US in 1951 with their oldest daughter and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Bella spent many years perfecting her English and writing skills to record this memoir. Bella passed away in 2007.

Bella Kuligowska Zucker

Books by Bella Kuligowska Zucker

by Bella Kuligowska Zucker - Memoir, Nonfiction

In September 1939, Bella was a carefree teenager living in Poland when the German army struck. She was rounded up with her friends and family and sent to a series of grim Jewish ghettos. After loved ones were separated and lost through the war years, Bella survived by changing her identity. Narrowly escaping death each time, she moved from place to place, odd job to odd job, new name to new name. After finding the birth certificate of a Catholic girl five years her senior, she became Sabina Mazurek. Then she went into the eye of the storm, Germany, where she believed she might be safest. SABINA is her story.