Sam Freiman

Sam Freiman

The pictures in the square represent my father Solomon "Dundela" Freiman, who was born in Jeziorna, Poland on 1st January 1926 to Josef and Etka Frajman. He had 3 siblings: Haim, Hanna and Jadzia. He was taken to the Warsaw ghetto from which he fled and survived by singing for food, in particular the song "hey la dundela" from which he gained his nickname. He surrendered to the Nazis and went to work camps at Skarzysko and Schlieben until he was liberated at Terezin.

He came to England, to the Windermere centre where the central picture was taken, and then to Ascot and London where he started working as a Furrier. He volunteered to serve in the Israeli forces following independence in 1948. The photo bottom left is from this period. Returning from Israel he met and married my mother, Sonja, and their wedding photo is top right. He worked at various trades while raising our family, as shown in the bottom centre picture. The other photos show his return to Windermere, where coincidentally there was an exhibition about the arrival of The Boys there; and his dedication of an ambulance for Magen David Adom in memory of his lost family, of which he is particularly proud.

Ben Freiman

Posted in the Memory Quilt.