COPY-Atlanta cantor and Holocaust survivor dies

Associated Press - August 15, 2009 12:24 PM ET

ATLANTA (AP) - Isaac Goodfriend, a Holocaust survivor who served as cantor at an Atlanta synagogue for 30 years, has died.

Goodfriend, who was 85, died Monday of natural causes and was buried near his wife in Israel on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

He was born in Poland and was interned at a Nazi labor camp in Piotrokow at age 16. He escaped from the camp in 1944 and was taken in by a Polish farmer. He was the only member of his family to survive.

After the war, he moved to Canada with his wife, Betty and became a cantor at a synagogue in Montreal in 1952.

He later moved to Atlanta and became pastor at Ahavath Achim Synagogue.

Goodfriend is survived by his two sons Enoch and Perry, both of Atlanta, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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