From Tomasz Prot, a Survivor in Warsaw, Poland:

Mrs. Krystyna Roczniak ( family name Krysiak ) is searching for her friend from childhood, ERNA EISENSTEIN.

Erna and Krystyna were children before the II World War and they were living in the same building in Lwow ( Poland ) on Kosciuszki street No. 20.

Erna had a young brother, Leon. His father was orthodox Jew and he taught the Jewish boys in his apartment.

I and Krystyna would like to contact with Erna or her family; we don’t know if she survived the Holocaust

Tomasz Prot

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From a letter written by Eveline Zimmerman, a Survivor in Brooklyn, New York

Regretfully, I do not have a computer, hence my limitations in pursuing my search for my maternal family.

I have three requests (plus 1):

1.) Mailing addresses/organizations for Holocaust Survivors and Hidden Children in the Ukraine, in Moscow (Russia) and Poland.

2.) I would like to have any and all information available on Transport #57 (from where, to where, and date)

3.) Any and all information available on the following families:

Tabakow in the Ukraine and Russia (Siberia, Uzbekistan and Moscow)
Grizowski in the Ukraine and Poland
Naiman in Odessa, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia,
Saposznikow in the Ukraine.

They all may have moved to other countries but most likely were murdered during WWII.

I have been searching for my mother’s grandniece since 1990, so far, no positive results.

Her name Fira Tabakowa; born in Pervmajsk in March, 1938 Her mother, was Klara Tabakowa.

I know for sure, that she survived the war as her hometown archivist (Pervomajsk, Ukraine) received her letter in 1955 requesting her birth certificate; they did not record where it came from or her mailing address.

Time is running short and speeding away at a pace I cannot keep up with.

Thank you in advance,

Eveline

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From Michael Orlander, a 2g in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:

By sheer accident I came across a book called Khurbn Jaryczow bay Lemberg.
This was published in Yiddish in 1948 and translated into English about 6 years ago.

According to this book my grandmother, who I thought perished in the holocaust, was, in fact, a survivor. Her name was Sarah Latt and she was born in Jaryczow.

The English name of the book, Khurbn Jaryczow bay Lemberg, is Destruction of Jaryczow: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Jarczow and Surroundings (Ukraine).
Jaryczow (proper name is Novy Jaryczow) was a small village near Lemberg, also known as Lwow or Lviv, depending on whether it was a part of Austria, Poland or Ukraine.

That is where I was born and that is where my grandmother, Sarah Latt, lived much of her adult life.

She disappeared during the holocaust and we never saw any reference to her until I came across Khurbn Jaryczow bay Lemberg. In fact my parents and I were so sure that she had perished that we named our daughter after her. We live in Canada where my parents and I came after the war.

I’ve been on this search for about a year and a half. One of the contacts I made was Yad Vashem in Israel. They suggested that I contact the Central Zionist Archives in Israel (their email address is cza@jazo.org.il) and the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. I found your address through the American Gathering site – “Together”. The translation of the book was done by Errol Schneegurt. In fact he also referred me to the Gathering.

So far my search turned up someone called Latt who lives in Denmark. His family survived by escaping to Russia. However, he is no relation to the Sarah Latt that I’m looking for.

I would appreciate receiving any information about her life after the war, where she lived and where she died.

Thanks for your help and furthering this search.

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From Lauren Lebovitz, a 3g in New York, New York:

I was hoping that you could post this search again. It has been a while and I know the list of Allgenerations members has grown over the past year.

My grandmother’s cousin MOSZE ROZENCWAJG survived the war. He was born in 1927 in LODZ and he had a brother SIMON ROZENCWAJG. I did a search with the Red Cross and they said that his last known place was LODZ in 1946.

I am desperately trying to find him or any of his family members. My grandmother always believed that he went to Israel, however we don’t know this for sure.

Would someone have advice as to how I could begin searching for him?

Also…from LODZ, POLAND the names are

ABRAM JUDKA DIAMENT
CYWIA DIAMENT
CHANA DIAMENT
SRUL DIAMENT
ARON DIAMEN
MALKA MIRIAM ZALCBERG

And from SIEDLCE, POLAND the names are

WOLFBER MORGENSTERN/MORGENSHTERN
HINDA MORGENSTERN/MORGENSHTERN
JOSEPH MORGENSTERN/MORGENSHTERN
CHUMA SCHAPIRO
SHLOMO SCHAPIRO
THE KRAMARSZ FAMILY

Lauren1bravo@aol.com

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From Alice Fink, a Survivor in Chicago, Illinois:
Dora (nee Love). I think her married name was Rabinowitz, living in England.

She is a survivor who worked as a nurse in 1946- 48 at the childrens’ home in Blankenese, Germany (Hamburg).

Somehow I lost the connection, but would like to get in touch.

Alice Fink

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From Max Arpels Lezer, a Survivor, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and vice president, World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust

My foster family Dijkstra from St. Jacobi Parochie in Friesland, The Netherlands is searching for a young woman by the name of Lola (Jael) Ekart.

This young woman was in hiding with my foster family in 1942/1943.

She also went by the false name of Jo.B. van der Steen.

At the end of 1943 she moved via Amsterdam to Paris, where she worked in a hospital.
My foster family received some letters from her when she was in Paris.

After the war she emigrated to Tel Aviv, Israel.Here she also worked as a nurse in hospitals. In Israel she found, after 8 years of separation, her sister, who had married and had a little boy.

My foster family received also letters from her from Israel. The last letter is from February 1947.

After this last letter they heard nothing from Lola (Jael ), and thought she had died. They had tried to get information about Lola (Jael) from the Red Cross to Embassies.
Unfortunately they never received a positive reply.

Max Arpels Lezer, Vice President
World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust

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From Patricia Wilson, in Israel: Appeal from a Survivor of the Lodz ghetto:

A friend’s father aged 91 is still searching for his brother – can you help?

Herschel/Herz/Herman KOLSKI born in 1890 in Leczyca., married a Gitla
JOSKOWICZ born approx. 1896/8 also in Leczyca, Poland.

The couple moved to Lodz – 19 Wolborska St. – where the large Synagogue
stood – before their 4 children were born. Wolborska St. eventually came
within the Ghetto walls.

Herschel owned a large hairdressing salon near to where they lived and he
was also the President of the Jewish Hairdressing Guild in Lodz.

Their 4 children were Nadja, Abraham, Shmuel and Szymek.

Nadja left for Palestine before WW2 and then went on to Australia. Herschel, Gitla and the boys remained in Lodz.

Gitla perished in Stutthof concentration camp and Herschel in the Ghetto.

The 3 brothers miraculously all survived the ghetto and the subsequent death march; they were liberated by the Russians near Czechoslovakia.

The day after liberation Abraham decided that the 3 siblings separate and
look for food, arranging a time and meeting place to come together. Abraham
and Shmuel duly arrived at the appointed place but Szymek never appeared.
The brothers waited for a considerable amount of time until they realized
that ‘something’ must have happened to Szymek.

They searched for months but never found any clues as to the whereabouts of
Szymek, (born approx 1918/22). Eventually Abraham and Shmuel moved on to
Australia. The search continued for many years but to no avail.

Shmuel passed away some 15 years ago but Abraham now aged 91 still carries
the guilt of letting his younger brother leave his side during such a time
of turmoil.

Perhaps Szymek survived and is at this moment still looking for Abraham –
should anyone who knew the KOLSKI brothers either in the ghetto or
thereafter and have any information on Szymek please contact me, be it with good or bad news, so that a 91 year old man can live out his days with such a great burden lifted from his shoulders.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

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From Naidia Woolfe, a 3g in San Francisco, California:

I’m trying to determine whether any of my maternal grandfather’s family from Karczew, Poland survived the Holocaust.

My grandfather was Israel Drozdiasz, who, Thank G-d, left Poland around the turn of the 20th century with wife and two children – long before the atrocities of the two world wars. Israel and wife Sarah Rachel (nee Safirstein) lived for many years in the north of England. My mother was born there.

Grandfather’s siblings were Mayer Shmuel (born 1869), Udel (or Adele), born 1870, Yankel (Yaakov/Jacob), born 1876, Blima (born 1879) That’s all I know about them – don’t know whether any of them (or their descendants) were still in Poland (or elsewhere in Europe) up or during the 2nd world war.

The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names reveals several Jews of the same or similar surname (Drozdziarz) the following perished in the Shoah: Mordchaj, Shmuel, and Rivka (children of Moshe and Rachel Drozdziaz), Edwarda and Maria (Mordchai and wife FajgaFela’s children); Shalom and wife Gitel, Leya (daughter of a Menasze Drozdziasz – DOD unknown), and Idel (daughter of Jacob/Ichak/Yaakov/Yitzkhak Drozdziarz and wife Blima). Place of birth for all of them was shown as Warsaw, Poland.

I don’t know whether any of these Jews were in any way related to my Drozdiasz family in Karczew. However, I have noticed that Shoah Victim Shalom Drozdziarz’s daughter Bluma Bornshtein, who submitted the testimony to Yad Vahem, had the same name as my grandfather’s sister – Bluma (or Blima).

Naidia Woolf
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From Agi Grossinger, a Survivor in San Jose, California:

FOR MY COUSIN, EMERY ( IMRE ) GROSSINGER, A YOUNG HUNGARIAN SURVIVOR.

HE IS SEARCHING FOR “JEROME ROSENTHAL” WHO LIBERATED MAUTHAUSEN BY ACCIDENT, 1 – 2 DAYS BEFORE THE 11th ARMORED DIVISION OFFICIALLY CAME IN. HE SORT OF STUMBLED ON IT WITH A GROUP OF OFFICERS. THE GERMAN GUARDS DISAPPEARED.

EMERY WAS OUTSIDE AND HE STARTED A CONVERSATION IN YIDDISH AND TOOK A PICTURE WITH HIM IN FRONT OF A PILE OF BODIES.

EMERY WASN’T EVEN 13 YET; HIS BIRTHDAY WAS ON MAY 9TH , WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIS “BAR MITZVAH DAY.”

EMERY STARTED SEARCHING FOR HIM IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. RECENTLY THEY FOUND A WEB SITE: http;//www.gusen.org/kosiek 1x.htm WHICH SUBSTANTIATES EVERYTHING HE REMEMBERS.

ALSO THEY TAKEN OUT AN AD IN THE 11TH ARMORED DIVISION NEWSLETTER.

IF ANYBODY IN OUR GROUP CAN HELP WITH ANY SUGGESTION ABOUT THE WHEREABOUTS OF “JEROME ROSENTHAL” TO FULFILL A LIFELONG WISH SINCE HE WAS 13 TO THANK HIS LIBERATOR, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED !!!

THIS EPISODE MEANT MORE TO EMERY THAN THE ACTUAL LIBERATION OF MAUTHAUSEN ON MAY 5/1945.

AGI GROSSINGER,
SAN JOSE, CA

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From Abraham Shain (formerly Szajnfuks), a Survivor, in Oak Park, Michigan:

My name is Abram Jakob Szajnfuks. I was born in Warsaw, Poland on December
21st, 1922.

My address at the time was Browarna 20, apt. 10, where I lived until November 8th, 1939.

My family members were my father Berek, mother Alta Moser, sisters Chana Itah and Toba Sura and brother Mojsze Lajzer.

I had to leave on November 8th, 1939, to run away from the Germans to the
Soviet Union to save my life.

I fled to the Russian border and went by train to the Soviet occupied Polish city of Bialystok to find work. I then took a cattle train on the 29th of December, 1939 to Magnitogorsk, where I worked hard labor until 1945.

The worst of my suffering was the homesickness that I felt for my family whom I
left in Warsaw. I know that all of them didn’t survive in the Warsaw ghetto.

After my contract expired after 5 years, I was “freed”, and moved to the former Polish city of Lvov, where I lived from 1947 until 1957.

After Poland and the Soviet Union agreed on repatriation of Polish citizens back to Poland, I moved to the city of Wroclaw with my wife and two children, until 1964, when I emigrated to the USA with my family, settling in Detroit.

In 1970 we became US citizens and changed our last name from “Szajnfuks” to “Shain”.

I am desperately looking for anyone from my family. Maybe someone knows about them and/or cousins.

Their last names are:

SZAJNFUKS, MOSTEK, CUKIERMAN, SEMIATYCKI and WALISZEVER.

All of them were from Warsaw, Poland.

Thank you,

Abram Shain (Szajnfuks)

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From Barbara Brandstatter Bass, a 2g in Jupiter, Florida:

1. Anyone know of anyone who arrived in New York on the S.S. Ernie Pyle?

2. The name Brandstatter familiar to any survivor or survivor’s children?

3. In Australia, anyone know of a Michel Milewski? Who had been Weissberg in Krakow?

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From Gershon Lehrer, a 3g in Antwerp, Belgium:
Does anyone know the family Packter and the family Gerstner who lived in Enschede?
Joseph Gerstner lived in Enschede. His son in law Eli Packter lived with his family in

Enschede. My mother, Ruth Packter, is his daughter.

Gershon
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From Naidia Woolfe, a 3g in San Francisco, California:

I’m trying to determine whether any of my KUJAWSKI ancestors survived the
Shoah.

My grandfather Simon (Yehoshuah) KUJAWSKI emigrated from Poland for
England circa 1895. He left behind his parents Itko and Raca, brother
Pinkus and two sisters.

I just discovered that my father’s cousin Jakob KUJAWSKI, who was born in
Lodz in 1891, immigrated to the U.S. in 1920. There he stayed with an uncle
(Jakob SUSSMAN) in Paterson, NJ. (I believe that Jakob may have changed his
surname to WINTER after settling in the U.S.)

Jakob’s brother Wolf (known as Willie) KUJAWSKI and wife Ryfka (Regina) also immigrated to the US (after a year’s stay in England in 1939-1940), arriving at the Port of New York in September 1940. Finding my father’s two (paternal) cousins in the US was the first proof I’ve had that *any* of the KUJAWSKI family left Europe before the 2nd world war.

I’m hoping that other members of my grandfather’s family survived the Holocaust. Part of my problem is that I don’t know the names of any other (possible) family members who were still in Poland (up to the time of the Nazi occupation). A few years ago I received a 5-page list from Rabbi Schachner at Yad Vashem ago but was unable to identify any of the Kujawskis on the camp deportation list as members of my family from Poland.

If you can help in any way (or have any suggestions), I’d be very grateful.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

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SEARCHING FOR MY SISTER, SARA ZYLBER

I am Pola Zylber, a Holocaust survivor. I live in Argentina and am searching for my sister, who I believe is alive. We were born in Svolen, Poland – I in 1928.

My parents were Abram Zylber and Rebeka Zalcman, my sisters Rosa, Sesha and Sara (born in 1931). I am sure Sara is still alive because at the Radom concentration camp she was looked after because she was so young by a policeman called Paul Grynwald, also known as Pavelek, in Block #2.

This man went to live in Miami, Florida. I have been unable to locate him. He must know something about my sister. I appreciate anything you can do to help me locate her.

Pola Zylber Bichman

Buenos Aires, Argentina

le adjunto los datos de mi hermana Sara espero tener buenas noticias. Gracias!!

Pola Zylber

BUSCANDO A MI HERMANA SARA ZYLBER Mi nombre es Pola Zylber, soy sobreviviente del Holocausto, vivo en Argentina y estoy tratando de encontrar a mi hermana que pienso esta viva. Les puedo dar como datos que nacimos en Svolen -Polonia yo en el año 1928, mis padres se llamaban Abram Zylber y mi mama Rebeka Zalcman y mis hermanas Rosa, Sesha y Sara ( nacio en 1930) .

Yo estoy segura que Sara esta viva, ya que en el campo de concentración de Radom fue cuidada por ser muy chiquita, por el policia Paul Grynwald, ( le decian Pavelek) del blok Nª 2, este señor se fue a vivir a Miami-EEUU y nunca lo pude ubicar, él tiene que saber algo de mi hermana.

Les agradezco todo lo que puedan hacer para ubicar a mi hermana.

Pola Zylber de Bichman

Buenos Aires Argentina