Photo: Holocaust Survivor Portraits 5

Rose and Art Gelbart, both born in Poland. Rose was 4 years old when the Germans invaded. Like most Jews in Poland, her family was forced into a ghetto. Her mother took Rose as she escaped from the ghetto and fled to Warsaw, where they were hidden on a farm until the Russians liberated the area. Rose, her mother and stepfather immigrated to the U.S. and settle in Cleveland, Ohio. Art was 10 years old when the Germans invaded, but he was strong enough to be used as a slave laborer in several work camps. He also survived a death march from Blechhammer work camp to Buchenwald where he was liberated by the Allies in 1945. Only Art and his sisters survived. Art immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Cleveland where he met Rose. They married in 1955 and have two sons.