submitted by Serena Woolrich, founder and director of Allgenerations, Inc, a non-profit corporation and contributing editor for Searches for Together.

I want to ask for some help in a search I am making for my mother’s family as a result of going on the March of the Living in May 2005 and finding a relative I did not know I had in my own community in greater New Haven, Connecticut.

My mother Esther Helisiewicz Hershenfis was born in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland and was one of five sisters raised by her widowed father, Avraham who was a butcher. Her family lived in the same house or next door to her mother’s sister’s family, Furstenfeld, also butchers.

I have recently discovered my mother was liberated from the Volary camp in Czechoslovakia on May 5, 1945. I do know that she lost a sister the day before liberation. I am looking for any information that will help me to discover my roots.

Ruth Hershenfis Gross