Harry Posmantier

Posmantier, Harry, born in Bendjin, Poland 92 years ago; he was a resident of Hallandale, FL, formerly of Skokie, IL. Mr. Posmantier passed away on February 22, 2013 in Aventura, FL. He was the president of AMIS Plumbing of Skokie for over 40 years. He was a Charter Associate of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and a past president of Congregation B'Nei Emunah in Skokie, IL. An accomplished bridge player reaching Diamond Life Master. Mr. Posmantier was the author of the book "The Last of the Numbered Men", which were his personal memoirs of his experiences in the Holocaust in which he survived 12 concentration/work camps. He also authored the article "Why didn't the U.S. bomb Auschwitz", which was published in the Jewish Sentinel. Mr. Posmantier was a lecturer to many youth groups and classrooms. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth, in February 2011; the loving father of David (Joy) Posmantier and Beth (Clay) Hannan; cherished grandfather of Eric (Julie), Saranna, Angela, and Shawn; and great-grandfather of Hailey and Jessica. Services were held on Monday in Davie, FL. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, 2040 NE 163rd Street # 207, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 or the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 26, 2013