3-Lives
His daughter Wendy was born in 1964, and in 1968 his son Scott completed the Morgan family. With pride in the birth of each child, Bill still silently yearned for.
4-Countries
Poland
Moscow
Germany
United States
4-Names
Yossela Margulies
Stefan Chesnofski
Willie Weisberg
William Jacob Morgan
Bill Morgan: 3 Lives 4 Countries 4 Names
“I was punished from the day I could walk by my gentile friends. I was always called a ‘no-good Jew’ and therefore I was always either beaten up or kicked or stoned. My parents didn’t do any explaining. The answer that I got from my father is that G-d will punish them, and we are supposed to be the Chosen People . . . and I was always waiting for them to be punished. In the meantime, I got beaten up pretty good.”
Wolf 'Yossela' Margulies was born in Czerniejow, Poland, to very pious parents who struggled to put food on the table for their seven children. Although his mother and father rarely had the time or energy to show him physical affection, Bill knew that they loved him and his siblings. After all, they gave the children food from their own plates when they were hungry.
When Soviet troops arrived in Ceranow in September 1939, most Jews looked on them as the lesser of two evils. Bill and his family did not know much about Hitler, but they were certain that German occupation would be far more awful for the Jews. Less than two years later, Germany invaded, confirming their worst fears: “The first week I remember they drowned a religious Jew, cut his beard and drowned him, threw him in the water. And my grandfather had a long beard and they were pinching him so he couldn’t walk down the streets,” recalls Bill. Together with hundreds of other Jews, the family was jammed into the ghetto of nearby Stanislawow. One day, the Germans ordered Bill to dig holes in the cemetery. Then they brought in a truckload of Jews, shot them, and let them fall into the pits. Horrified, Bill returned to his family and told them he was going to flee.

Born
Wolf 'Yossela' Margulies
Czerniejow, Poland
May 18,1925

Parents
Yitzhak Marqulies d. in Holocaust
Ettel Gabirer Marqulies d. in Holocaust

Siblings
Sarah, d. in Holocaust
Solomon, d. Stanislawow Ghetto,1941
Bunya, d. in Holocaust
Byla, d. in Holocaust
Two other brothers, d. in Holocaust