Arrival to America

Phoenix, Arizona

They decided first to travel the country to see where they would set up their home, and ended up settling in Los Angeles. Henry worked as an inventory clerk until his wife Dora passed away in 1963 from illness. Henry remarried the following year to Edith and became the father of her daughter, Renee. The two were married for 28 years. In 1974, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona because Edith suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis and the climate in Arizona was supposed to help the illness. Unfortunately, Edith passed away in 1992. At the age of 79, Henry remarried again to Lisette. After years of suffering from open-heart surgery, losing his hearing and eyesight, Henry decided that it was important to put a book together about his experiences during the Holocaust. He would tell his story to Lisette, who then translated it into the book, “The World Would Not Allow…(?)” At the young age of 80, he began speaking about his experiences in schools and public institutions. Henry felt that audiences should know about his story because he was a refugee, which still made him a survivor of the Holocaust. At the time people thought, you were only a Holocaust survivor if you were in a concentration camp, but that was not the case with Henry. On September 27, 2019, Henry passed away at the age of 105.