Persinger, Bob

Robert Persinger

“I wish all of us could see and learn”Holocaust ‘liberator’ traveled to Poland to attend the March of the Living. For years kept the memories of May 6,1945 to himself. Parsinger and tanks from his 3rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron discovered a concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria, as we looked down on prisoners we began to cry tears. On April 15, persinger traveled to Poland with his son, Alan, to attend the March of the Living, an international educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Holocaust Memorial Day.The teens march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II.”I wished all of us could see and learn of how hottible the Holocaust of the World War II era was.”

Bob Persinger March of the Living

Source: Rockford Register Star 5/4/2012

Philip Biel

Born:  March 3, 1911 in Wegrow, Poland

Died:  Friday eve in Minneapolis, MN

Son of Meyer and Sara Bielawski

Married: Esther Gold

Owned and operated Men’s Carnaby Street Clothing Store

Author:  “The Last Jew from Wegrow”

Immigrated to Rockford:  1951

Moved to Minnesota  1989

Services in Ohave Shalam Synagogue

Burial: Rockford Hebrew Cemetery

Source:  Rockford Register Star  2/13/2004