Lily Zaks

Lily Zaks

Lily Zaks (Gliksman), 96, of Pompton Plains died May 25, 2014. Born in Bendin, Poland, she survived World War II and the Holocaust in the Bendin ghetto and the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. She also endured a death march from Auschwitz into Germany with retreating Nazi guards in the winter of 1945. 

After the war, she reunited with her husband, Sy, moving to the United States in 1948 and settling in Paterson before moving to Fair Lawn; Tamarac and Coconut Creek, Fla.; and later Verona. 

Mrs. Zaks was involved in many charitable organizations in the United States and Israel. She was an active member of Hadassah, Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Fraternal Order of Bendin-Sosnowicer, the Community Synagogue Hebrew Free School of Paterson, and Fair Lawn Jewish Center. She also participated in Cafe Europa programs of Jewish Family Services of MetroWest and North Jersey. 

Predeceased by many relatives in the Holocaust and her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jerry and Allen; a daughter-in-law, Judy; five grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Services were held May 27 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.

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