Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Simon Cymerath - June 8, 1982

His Children

Um, you have how many children now?

Three boys. Three sons.

I see some baseball trophies.

Well, they, they did everything. They did baseball and everything.

How old are they?

One is thirty, one is twenty-seven, and one is nineteen, he goes to Michigan. The other two finished school already and they're on their own. And uh, the youngest is in, just started this year, he's nineteen, he started Michigan State.

Mazel tov.

Thank you.

Are either of the older ones married?

No, nobody's married. This is--they said if I'll get married I'll have children, you're going to be an old zeyde. You know, this way you're still young. I says, punish me.

You're very proud of them.

Oh yeah, oh yeah. They're good boys and, you know, that's--you try the best to raise them to your knowledge and, and understanding and, you know, they--I can't complain. They're good-natured kids and they'll do everything for the family and that's what I wanted.

You keep a tight-knit family too.

Oh yeah, oh yeah.

Is there anything else that you would like to uh, to put on the table before we stop?

I think that's what I--that's all I have to tell you.

All right. Thank you very much.

You're welcome.

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