Samuel Aron Silbiger, Shmuel Aron Ben Chava v Nathan Akiva, a man strong at heart and will, passed away on April 12, 2020. He was born Oct. 27, 1923.
Originally from Oswiecim, Poland, Sam met many obstacles and adventures in his life but never lost his joyful and optimistic spirit. During the Holocaust, he survived several work camps, including at Auschwitz. He boarded the famous Altalena bound for Israel to fight in the Irgun as a freedom fighter for Israel. He then returned to Germany, breaking borders, where he met the love of his life before emigrating to the U.S. in 1956. He lived the American dream with his own grocery store and real estate investments. No matter the obstacle, he found the humor in life, told his story, and loved living every day. Married for 64 years, he leaves behind his loving wife Margot Melzer Silbiger; daughter Eva Silbiger; grandchildren Allie Hauser, Jessica (Kyle) Goldich, Ilissa (Brian) Feiler, Samantha Paulen; and great-grandchildren Annabelle Hauser and Sophia Goldich. Read more of his story at tinyurl.com/SamSilbiger. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.