Miriam Sorger, 93, of Mount Bethel, PA, died Monday, September 26th at Amber Grove Place in Chico, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Samuel Sorger.
Born in Poland, Miriam grew up in the shadow of the Holocaust, until she escaped the Kolomiya ghetto, where the German occupiers had sent her family. She was able to get past the barbed wire and barricades, and went into hiding in what was southeastern Poland, where she pretended to be someone she wasn't for over three years. Nearly everyone that she loved and had left behind had been lost. At the prompting of her children, she was prompted to have her life detailed in the novel, "A Raft on the River," by Stuart W. Mirsky. She and he husband fled to the United States in 1949 and together raised their four children.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph, David, and Neil, as well as grandchildren, and was predeceased by her daughter, Adele Sheila Sorger in 2016.
A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, October 3rd at 1 p.m. in New Montefiore Cemetery, 1180 Wellwood Avenue, West Babylon, NY, 11704.