Moshe Baran was born on December 1, 1920 in Horodok, Poland, the son of Joseph and Esther Weisbord Baran. Durning the Holocaust he was in Horodok Ghetto, Krasny Ghetto/forced labor camp in Bielorussia, and the forests and swamps near Wileyka-Ilia, Bielorussia. Mr. Baran had one brother and two sisters. His brother, Joshua, and one sister, Mina, survived the Holocaust; his mother was the only surviving mother from his home town. His father and one sister perished. In the U.S. he has worked in real estate management. He is married to Malka Baran; they have two children and six grandchildren.