We’re here today to mourn the passing but also to honor the life of Harry Singer, beloved father, grandfather and cherished friend. While we are sad today, we know, and it’s not a platitude, that he is no longer suffering, and we are content that he is at peace.
Harry was born in Ostrowiec, Poland on September 7, 1924 to Abraham and Sarah Singer. He was raised with his two brothers, Paul and David and his sister Shirley. Even at a young age, he worked in a small soda factory to help the poor Jewish family have enough to eat. His father realized what was going to happen and tried to go to Canada but he was turned away because he was malnourished. They lived for two years in Nazi-occupied Poland. Harry then was taken to Auschwitz.. Imagine, he was a teenager in Auschwitz. People who know they were going to die gave him their rations. At times, he hid under dead bodies so that he wouldn’t be taken to be killed. He survived Auschwitz for 2 ½ years. (more…)