Holocaust survivor Mike Shwartz made his way to the shores of Israel to fight in the War of Independence. After being wounded in that war he went to the United States for rehabilitation and was reunited with his uncle in Paterson, New Jersey. In 1952 he met his future wife, Betty, a Bronx girl. Betty has always been an art enthusiast.
After marriage they headed west to Detroit, Michigan, where they lived for fifty years. They have two children, a son and daughter.
But the call of The Land brought them here. Now retired they take life easy and are beloved by our ESCA regulars. Despite occasional ill health they retain an important part of our hearts.
After fifty-four years of married bliss Mike and Betty feel certain that they can continue to make a go of it. According to Mike, “You don’t change horses in mid-stream.”
Since this writing Betty has passed away.