Photo: Standing R to L: Bernard and his younger brother Nathan David with their parents Mordechai and Rivka Glat
Bernard (Beirisch) Glat was born in Ostrowiec in 1915 , son of Mordechai and Rivka Gitel Glat . It is believed that Mordechai was a Rabbi and that his wife and children operated a bakery in town.
Bernard's siblings were:
brothers Yosef and Nathan David and sisters: Sheindel, Yocheved and Chantche.
His brother Yosef and at least two sisters had left earlier, between 1920 and 1930; his brother Joseph Glat came to America and his two sisters lived in Costa Rica.
Bernard left the town in 1936. He spent the war years in South America and arrived in America in 1945.
Bernard and his brother Joseph participated in the publication of the Ostrowiec Yizkor Book of 1971 as part of the New York Ostrowiec Society. Bernard passed away in 2004.
(Source: Rena Glat Goldwasser, Mark Glat and Yizkor Book 1971 Memorial Ad)