Jeff SprungJeff Sprung tells the story of his father and mother who are both Holocaust survivors.

His father, Henry Sprung, was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1920. The Sprungs had a family business and a large family. The family was expelled from Germany in 1938 because they were originally Polish Jews. The family was forced to “sell” their property and business to a German. In 1939, Henry was arrested, and in 1942 he was deported to Auschwitz and selected for forced labor at the IG Farben factory.
Henry survived over six years of imprisonment, forced labor, a death march from Auschwitz, and a death march from Sachsenhausen. He left Europe and arrived in the United States in 1946. Henry passed away in 1968.

Charlotte Levy was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany in 1928. The Levy family was fortunate to receive a sponsorship affidavit from a relative in New York. They left Germany shortly after Kristallnacht and arrived in the United States in December 1938, coming through Ellis Island.

Charlotte and Henry met in a ski club in New York and married in 1954. As the child of two Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States, Jeff wants to share their experience and legacy. Jeff has recently retired from the practice of law in Seattle. He and his family and his mother live in Seattle.