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February 15, 2012

Petaluma Poultry founder dies at 91

Charles Baum, 91, the Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Petaluma Poultry Inc., died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 26 in Sebastopol, Calif., according to jweekly.com. Baum and his wife, Anni immigrated to Northern California in 1947, thanks to the sponsorship of Anni’s American relatives. Although he spoke little English at that time, he changed his name to Charles from Kalman and bought a 10-acre farm in Sebastopol in 1950. Read More

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