Holocaust survivors from the Bronx tell their story on a day of remembrance
Blima and Arthur Nunberg are Holocaust survivors who went on to make a life together in the Bronx. On Monday, a day that marks the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, the two survivors shared their story.
Blima and Arthur knew each other casually in Poland before the war. Arthur fled to Russia and later returned to Poland, only to be shipped off to a labor camp in Germany. He says luck is what kept him alive. As for Blima, she says at one point she was ready to lay down to die while being held in a concentration camp. She survived a death march and a labor camp, and was freed in 1945. None of Blima's family survived, but Arthur had a few family members who did.
After living through life in a concentration camp, Blima and Arthur found each other and moved to New York City in the late 1940's. They made a life together in the Bronx and raised two children.
Despite the happiness they were able to find, Arthur, who is now 90, says he still has dreams about what happened. And for Blima, there are very few pictures of her family from their days in Poland. She has a picture of her sister who was killed in Aushwitz, but has no pictures of her mother.
In total, six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.