Obituary: Haskell Frostig

Obituary: Haskell Frostig

He was a German Holocaust survivor who arrived in Atlanta with his parents from Poland in 1946.

Haskell Frostig, 87, of Atlanta died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

A Holocaust survivor from Beuthen, Germany, Haskell and his parents, Dora and Meyer Frostig, made the journey to Atlanta in 1946. Mr. Frostig was born Nov. 22, 1930. The Frostig family left Germany in 1936 and traveled to Poland, where they settled in Mosty Wielkie. Mr. Frostig, his parents, and his two sisters, Rivka and Gittel, lived there until the Nazis occupied the town in 1941 and forced the family into the ghetto and eventually a labor camp. Tragically, his two sisters were killed, and the family was forced to run, hiding in the woods and in the barns of local farmers until they were liberated.

Mr. Frostig and his parents came to America on the SS Ernie Pyle, landing in New York City. Having family in Georgia, they settled in Atlanta. The Frostigs started Frostig Supermarket in DeKalb County. Mr. Frostig married Adolfa Kruger of Fitzgerald in 1955. They met on a blind date. They settled in Buckhead and raised three boys, Jerry, Ronnie and Randy. Mr. Frostig owned and ran a package store near Underground Atlanta from the 1960s through the 1990s. Mr. Frostig was a past president of Congregation Anshi S’fard in Virginia-Highland and was a member for over 40 years. He then became a founding member of Chabad Intown. Mr. Frostig recently lived in Berman Commons.

Mr. Frostig was predeceased by his wife of 27 years, Adolfa. He is survived by his sons, Jerry, Ronnie and Randy Frostig, all of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Sign the online guestbook at A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m. with Rabbi Steven Chaim Lindenblatt officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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