Noted New Haven area tailor, Holocaust survivor, dies




Sidney Glucksman, 87, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who always had a way with the needle and thread died Sunday morning.

Glucksman’s funeral is scheduled to be held at noon Monday in Woodbridge at Congregation B’Nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road.

Glucksman, a noted area tailor, began the trade that would last for the rest of his life at age 12, sewing swastikas on Nazi uniforms while working as a slave laborer at the Dachau Concentration Camp. Trucked away from his home in Poland and shipped 600 miles east into Nazi Germany, Glucksman was a witness to historic atrocities.


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