b'BOOK OF MEMORY FOR HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAYLOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF(LEVITICUS 19:18) JAMIE LOSSOSI May 2010 I visited Poland and the sites n ofAuschwitzandMajdenekcamps.This was very meaningful for me to have the opportunity to go as many of my family on both sides perished in the Holocaust. My family history combines both tragedy and a story of a neighbour who put his own life at risk in order to save five people from certain death.My grandfather Chaim Steinfeld zl was born in Sosnowiec, Poland. He came to London in 1939 and met my grandma on my mothers side, Deborah Brickman. He fell in love with her. However, he had to return to Poland to sit shiva for his father. He promised to return to London which he did on the eve of what we now understand to be the beginning of the Holocaust. Chava Sztanjnfeld Mygreatgrandmother,ChavaSteinfeld Sztajnfeld,wasalongwith10immediate members of the family deported to Auschwitz where they were murdered in the gas chambers.Two relatives, Yitzchak and Avram Sztajnfeld were, instead of being murdered immediately, marched with snow underfoot from Auschwitz toBirkenauwithoutshoes.OnlyYitzchak survived this ordeal and he came to England after the war.My grandfathers sister, Rocha together with herdaughterGoldaandwithoneofmy cousins, John Uszer Steinfeld were hidden by a Polish family called Gburek in their cellar in Giszowiec, Katowice during the war. This was an act of extreme bravery on the part of my familys rescuers. 23'