Joseph Lowe, a longtime resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was born to Branya (Dun, Dinn) and Isaac Low in Sambor, Poland, in 1924. Lowe's mother's family lived in Lorain, Ohio, and arranged for Lowe to come to the United States in early 1939. Lowe left behind his parents and three siblings. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, married, and began a career as a hairdresser in Shaker Heights. In 1957 he received his father's Soviet passport from Zdzislaw Sulak, a former classmate from Sambor who was imprisoned with Isaac Low during the war. Joseph Lowe's immediate family members were killed by the Germans in the killing center of Belzec and the village of Radlowice (Ralivka) in 1943. The Joseph Lowe Family Papers consist of a newspaper clipping, a passport, and a translation of the passport.