Mrs. Miriam Rosen (nee Kaufman) lived in Baltimore and Washington area for over 68 years and touched the lives of so many people. She lived a beautiful and meaningful life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and teacher. She was full of love and smiles for all who knew her, to the point where you’d never know what she’d lived through during the Holocaust.
Mrs. Rosen’s early childhood years in the shtetl left her with lasting traditions, a delicious Yiddish wit, and an emunah peshutah, simple faith. A few stories of her life follow.
Mrs. Rosen was born in 1924 in a small shtetl called Sarnik, near Pinsk, in what was then Poland, to Reb Herschel and Mrs. Bayla Kaufman. She was the youngest of seven children. When she was a young teen, her mother passed away, and she was raised in what she recalled as a warm, loving home by her father and older siblings.