Frances Cutler remembers her father, Shlomo Zalman Kahane, who had immigrated from
Ciechanow, Poland, to Paris, France, around 1936, where he worked as a tailor. He
had been wounded while fighting for the resistance, and had been recuperating from
tuberculosis in Limel-Brevannes at a sanitarium. Before he died from his illness
in 1946 at the age of 36, his daughter Frances had been able to see him twice while
he was in the hospital. Shlomo Zalman told his daughter that his aunt would bring
her to the United States and would take care of her. In 1948, Cutler moved to America
with the help of the HIAS (Hebrew Immigration Aid Society).