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Mania Salinger

Mania Salinger, 97, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 12 October 2021.

The Funeral was held at Graveside at Adat Shalom Memorial Park, 28500 W 6 Mile Rd, Livonia MI 48152 on Sunday, 17 October 2021 at 10:00 AM .

Cantor Daniel Gross officiated.

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Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial Park, 28500 W 6 Mile Road, Livonia MI 48152.

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She was born in Radom, Poland where she lived with her parents, Shaindel and Tuvia Tenenbaum, her sister Rella, and her brother, Jacob. Mania remembered her childhood as very happy, filled with family, friends and close neighbors. All of this ended abruptly when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. She survived the Holocaust but lost nearly her whole family.

After her liberation she met and married a Jewish American soldier, Martin Salinger, in Bad Nauheim Germany. They moved to Detroit where they raised their family and built a successful business, Salinger Electric Co. Mania spent over 25 years as a volunteer speaker at the Holocaust Memorial Center. The stories she told focused on the importance of finding courage and persevering in the face of hardship. The hundreds of letters and emails she received from those who heard her speak and read her memoir are a testament to the impact she had.

Mania was the cherished wife of the late Martin Salinger and the late Mickey Hern and the dear sister of the late Rella Wizenberg. She was the beloved mother of Susan Jacobstein, Joan Salinger and Debbie Salinger (Jonathan Falk); devoted grandmother of David Jacobstein (Eleonora Ibrani), Marni Falk and Eli Falk; adoring great-grandmother of Leila and Rina Jacobstein.

The family will be observing shiva privately.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Mania Salinger may do so by making a contribution to:

Zekelman Holocaust Center
Mania Salinger Education Fund
28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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