George Nosal was born in Poland in 1922 and may be the oldest living Jewish Gombiner at the time of this interview filmed during a Gombin Society Board meeting in Cleveland in the summer of 2019. He is a marvelous story-teller and recounts some of his remarkable life, escaping Poland during the Nazi invasion, surviving the Russian internment, joining the British army, and eventually returning to Gombin after the war. George now lives in Toronto, Canada with his son Alex.
The photo (at the left) is frame 304 from the 1937 Rafel film of Gombin. The young man in the center group is George Nosal at ~15 years of age. The woman to his left is Miriam (Manya) Segal (nee Chaja); she is the sister of George’s mother, and mother of Zev Chaja (later Zev Chay in Israel).