Arlene (Grunberger) Pergricht

Arlene (Grunberger) Pergricht was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1912 to David and Hannah Grunberger. Arlene had three older brothers and two sisters. She married in 1937 and became Arlene Shugart. Arlene was forced into the Budapest ghetto with her son Peter, nephew and mother in 1944. Arlene’s mother was taken in a round-up, which Arlene narrowly escaped. She was liberated on January 20, 1945. Her husband did not survive, and in 1948, Arlene and Peter immigrated to the United States. She married survivor Bernard Pergricht in 1959, and they moved to El Paso, Texas in 1978. Arlene died in 1994.


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