Hyman Wishnick, 97, of Interlaken died June 18, 2020. Born in Skalat, Poland, he was a Holocaust survivor who, in 1941 at age 18, learned that the German soldiers were making advances into his town, and fled; his family would not follow him and his four other siblings and parents perished.
From 1941 through 1944 Mr. Wishnick passed through Germany and Russia before ending up in Siberia, where he worked on a collective farm. In 1945, with the war ending, he traveled to Germany and wound up at a displaced persons camp. After four years, he immigrated to the United States, sponsored by his uncle.
After arriving in the U.S. in 1949, he worked at his Uncle Ben’s chicken farm. He had his own chicken farm from 1954 to 1960. He owned different grocery retail businesses from 1963 through 1995 and lived in Interlaken since 1983.
Predeceased by his wife of 25 years, Frieda (Schapire), in 1978, and a grandson, Eric, in February, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rosalie (Mares); two sons, Paul (Wendy) and Danny (Sandy); three stepchildren, Stuart Mares, Linda Guerin, and Diana (Robert) Brody; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Private graveside services were held June 21 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean.