I was born May 8, 1945 - Isidore Rosenbaum
Isidore Rosenbaum was born in Paris into a family of very modest Polish immigrants. He was denied the love of his mother, who beat him, and ran away from home very young and repeatedly. As a delinquent, he was imprisoned before being subjected to the discipline and violence of a penal colony for minors.
After his release in 1938, this young Paris street-urchin found that the circumstances of war suited his independent spirit. Unconscious of the dangers, he fell into the hands of the Nazis, when trying to pass clandestinely the demarcation line. He was interned in the camp at Pithiviers, then deported to Auschwitz in September 1942. He spent 31 months in the hell of the Nazi camps.
On the day of the German capitulation, Isidore was back in Paris. This was his rebirth, free and come of age he could at least begin a new life.