Esther (Kirszenberg) Loeb

Esther Loeb was born in Lodz, Poland, but her family soon moved to another town where Poles and Germans were bitterly divided and the Jews were blamed for the civil unrest. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, conditions grew even worse, a time that Esther painfully remembers and acknowledges as equally difficult as her imprisonment in a Siberian labor camp. There, she saw her father die of disease and her mother lose her one-year-old son to starvation. Esther survived the war, worked in the army in Israel, and later moved to Nashville, where she married, learned English, and was able to enjoy a life in the same community as her sister Regina.

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