Cecile Mosberg

Cecile Mosberg

Holocaust survivor

Cecile Mosberg (Storch), 92, of Morris Plains died Feb. 9, 2020. A survivor of Auschwitz, she was born in Krakow, Poland.

Mrs. Mosberg was married to fellow survivor Edward Mosberg in Brussels on Oct. 26, 1947, and came to the United States in 1951 with their 18-month-old-daughter Beatrice.

She spent her life as a homemaker, raising her family and getting them to their activities, such as piano. “My mother was the ideal homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,” her daughter Louis Levine told NJJN. “She had a lifelong love of the Jewish people and Zionism, which she imparted to her children and grandchildren, and as a Holocaust survivor, made sure that we learned about the Holocaust and the terribly tragedy that happened to our family and people. My mother preferred to be low key and out of the spotlight, but she was my father’s partner in every philanthropic cause our family supported.”

The Mosbergs were honored by the American & International Societies of Yad Vashem with the Yad Vashem Remembrance Award in 2007. She was a member of several synagogues, including Temple Israel in Union before it merged with Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield, Mount Freedom Jewish Center, Adath Shalom in Parsippany, and Park East Synagogue in New York.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years; three daughters, Beatrice of Baltimore and Louise (Stuart) Levine and Caroline (Darren) Karger of Morris Plains; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 11 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to American Society for Yad Vashem or University of Southern California Shoah Foundation.

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