Susan Limor honors her aunt Malka Nussen Yaeger, her uncles Moshe Nussen and Abraham
Nussen, and her other (unnamed) aunts and uncles and their children who died during
the Holocaust. All of the family was from Kosice, Czechoslovakia, and had been raised
in an Orthodox home. Many of the children resisted this strict upbringing, and the
home was consequently known for its “rough and tumble” atmosphere with young boys
frequently finding themselves in trouble. Malka and her sister Yentu survived Auschwitz.
Moshe and Abraham also survived the war, but under different circumstances. Moshe’s
wife had been used in Nazi experiments, while Abraham managed to escape from a Russian
labor camp. After his escape, he made it to Italy, and eventually to Israel. The
names of the other immediate family members who died in the Holocaust are unknown,
but two brothers, Micklos and Zoltan, survived because they had left Czechoslovakia
before the war began. Micklos had moved to Israel, while Zoltan fought for the British
and was never captured.