From Melanie, a Survivor in Michigan:
I was born Melania Weinberger in Letinya Michalany, Slovakia in 1924. From the ghetto I was transported to Auschwitz (Lager C). I was liberated in Bergen-Belsen by the British.
I am looking for anyone who may have known my family.

My name is ABE GOLDSTEIN. I am a Survivor, born in Chrzanow, Poland in 1928. I survived many KZ camps, and I presently reside in California, USA. I am continuing to search for information about my family who perished during the Holocaust.
My father’s name was IZAK GOLDSTEIN, my mother’s name was ITKA GOLDSTEIN, and my sister’s name was HANDLE GOLDSTEIN.
I believe that my father had a brother, WOLF GOLDSTEN, whose wife was ESTHER, and they had a daughter whose name I do not remember, but I believe it was Bella. I know that my cousin survived the Holocaust and was planning to migrate to Israel, but we lost contact.

If you have any information about my missing relatives or if you have encountered any of my family anywhere I would appreciate hearing from you.

From Judy, a Survivor in New York:
I am searching for Rywka Weinberg, a friend that I went to school with in 1948 in Stuttgart, Germany. The name of the school was Bialik run by the Sochnut for DP children. She was slight, blond, and very smart. I heard that she and her father left for Israel, and as an adult she became a college professor. My name then was Irka (Yehudit) Hechtkopf.

It’s been along time since then, but Rywka, where are you?

From Suzanna, a 2g in California:
My mother was born in Warsaw, on April 16, 1917. Her name was Rajzla-Roma Talasiewicz. Her mother’s name was Bluma Symehause Talasiewicz. Her father’s name was Pinkus Talasiewicz. She and her five siblings lived in a Jewish neighborhood in Warsaw, at 54 Nowolipki Street. On November 7, 1939 my mother, together with brother Sevek and sister Pola, made their way to the Russian side, leaving behind one brother and two sisters in Warsaw. Her brother, Adek Talasiewich, had one five-year old daughter, Bluma. Her sister, Sala Talasiewicz-Gasfelt, had two sons, five-year old Pinkus and four-year old Guntek. Her sister Andzia Talasiewicz-? had a four-year old son Pinkus and a five-month old baby daughter, Bluma. They all lived on Mylnej Street in Warsaw. As for my father, Abram Eibuszyc, all I know is that he was born in Lodz in 1911. His father’s name was Icek Ejbuszyc and his mother’s name was Ita Grinszpanhorf. My mother and my father survived Uzbekistan; places like Guzary, Gitap and Karsi. They came there around January 1942.

I am searching for one of my mother’s brotherS with whom she escaped to Russia. His name was Sevek Talasiewicz.

While in Russia my mother’s brother Sevek was arrested by the Soviet Secret Police in May of 1940 and sent to Archipelago Kotlas for five years (Siberia labor camps). He served 20 months in Kotlas and was released to fight the advancing German army in November 1941. My mother had contact with her brother for the last time before he left for the front. Around the beginning of December 1941, he wrote a letter to her before she left the city of Saratov (she left in December with the 5 Division of the Polish Army and traveled to Uzbekistan). He wrote to her from the city of Astrakhan. Is there any one out there who knew him?

My mother also had seven cousins in Moscow she was last in touch with in the fall of 1941.She also had cousins who left for France in the mid thirties. I am looking for any relatives or any one who knew my mother’s or my father’s people.

From Suzanne, a 2g in Michigan:

My girlfriend’s father recently passed away and right before he died he told his family that he always wondered what happened to his sister. Her name was Suri Jegergarn from Bilgoray, Poland. Her father was Chaim Jergergarn. If anyone has any information, please let us know.

From Meyer, a 2g in New York:

My Father r’ Lazar, was from Carpathian Munkacs area and lived in Ungvar, lost his first family. He was in a labor battalion and in Budapest. My mother a 120 also from the same area, survived in Budapest. I just became aware 2 years ago that his 13 yr old son, Hermann Tzvi Apfeldorfer, born 1931 in Ungvar/Uzhorod was selected in Auschwitz to live on 15 Sivan, June 6 1944.

He was a survivor of Auschwitz until the death marches where he was last seen; we don’t know what happened next.


From Arnie, a 2g in Connecticut:
My father would enjoy being in contact with others who survived the war in Fergana and Andyzan. He spent time in other places but in these 2 the most. His name is Irwin Lehrer born Yisroal Bar, Alter was added when he was young and very ill. In Russia he was called Mishe. He is from Borislav, (then) Poland.
From Melissa, a 2g in New York:

Would anyone have any knowledge of my late uncle Paul Beckman? Paul and my father (Philip aka Rafal Beckman) grew up in Krakow. In 1942, Paul worked in the German hospital unloading patients.He escaped from the transport area when he was selected for transport from the Krakow Ghetto. Under the name of Jan Siwek (forged papers), Paul joined the Polish underground (AK). Paul (aka Jan) worked in the Warsaw ghetto rescuing people. He returned once to Krakow with an injury and then went back to Warsaw. Paul disappeared during the Warsaw uprising.

Any information would be appreciated by my father and me.

From Menachem, a 2g in Israel:
My mother was born in Saloniki, Greece in June 1936. She left Greece (with her parents and older brother) at the end of 1936. However, all of her mother’s family – the RUBISA family – stayed in Saloniki, and were all taken by the Nazis to Auschwitz. All of them were killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz, except for one brother who succeeded to survive, and returned to Saloniki after the war. His name was Albert Rubisa (he died already in Saloniki). I am searching for anyone around the world, who knew the RUBISA family there.

From Janice, a 2g in Florida:
I made the amazing discovery that an aunt of my father’s (my father is Morris/Moshe Friebaum, also Freibaum and Frajbaum), is a survivor from Warsaw) may have actually survived the war. Previously we had believed only my father and one other aunt survived in his immediate AND hugely extended family. He lost all parents, grandparents, aunts (except the aforementioned), uncles, cousins…EVERYONE. In the Pages of Testimony on Yad Vashem’s web site I found forms that were completed for some of my father’s deceased family members. The woman who completed the forms appears to be my father’s aunt, BLUMA OSTROVER.

My father recalls his aunt Bluma (or Bleema) leaving Warsaw around 1939 for the Soviet Union with her husband and young son. He believes her married name, then, might have been Goldberg. He said “She went to Russia and nobody heard from her again.” He presumed she and her family died somehow. But if this Bluma Ostrover who completed these forms in 1957 in Israel was indeed my dad’s aunt, apparently she survived and remarried (an Ostrover).

While it is HIGHLY unlikely she is still alive (she’d be in her upper 90’s, at least), she likely had children and grandchildren. My father and I would like so much to try to find these relatives!!!!!!! They could still be in Israel, or they could have emigrated to the US, Canada, or ????? Does anyone out there know of an Ostrover in or from Israel? Please, please let me know. Finding and meeting this little branchlet of our ravaged family tree would be such a gift.


Awhile ago, we sent out a SEARCH inquiry from someone looking for family from Kosice.

Marianne Meyer, a 2g in Princeton, New Jersey, was kind enough to forward the e-mail to a friend of hers, Bernie Friedman, from Kosice. Bernie responded and said he would like to meet the person who had inquired about Kosice and to please contact him by e-mail and he will give him/her a little more information about his family background. He remembers going to school and cheder with some Friedman boys up unitl 1944. He said that they might have been Judith Friedman’s relatives. The boys’ father had a factory on the Zsriny Street. If you were the person inquiring about Kosice, please let me know.

From Lev, a 2g in Michigan:

Does the name Frieda Zewin ring bells for anyone out there in the survivor or 2G community? She immigrated to Australia on February 21, 1951 from France on the SS Protea. She may be/have been a missing relative.


From Sara, a 2g in Florida:

My father’s name was Lejb Solc (Solz/Shultz/Soltz/Kapcick/Kapchick).

He had a brother who is now dead named Elias. My grandparents’ names were Wolf and Chaja. He used to live in Vilna. I know he was married before and had 2 daughters, very young, and the little one was named Sara . That is the only thing I know. My mother’s name is Becia (Bacia). She was born in a town called Bieniakonic/Bieniakone (sp?).

My grandparents’ names were Jankiel and Lea Levine (Lewine) who had sisters and a brother who is now dead, called Boris Stull (Stul), and a living sister named Sonia Marko. Her mother used to have a tea saloon or cafeteria or bakery, and one of my uncles used to be or had a butcher shop.

I know she had a friend called Charles Mekel or a relative. I am not sure. Another one, Kasryel mekel. And maybe one named Becia Mekel. Also they were with the Bielsky Brothers. Please, I need to find out if maybe there is a relative and friend, a tailor and an electrician. She knew both.

From Mary in New Hampshire:

I am hoping you can help me. I am searching for information on the fate of some relatives who perished in the Holocaust.

The relatives from Chmielnik were Midla Chaya Mendrowsy (married name Herszenhorn) and her daughters, Surah, Shaindel, Chana and perhaps Chava. There is a Page of Testimony on her in Yad Vashem by Roza Tzekher, who I think was in Israel.
My husband’s great grandmother’s name was Chaya Sure or Chaya Golda, married name Lichtenstein, who lived near Szczecin or Czerwinsk, Poland, who is believed to have died at Auschwitz. Lastly, Ethel Henna Cynamon (married name Salzburg) – she lived in Lodz before the war with at least two boys. She and her husband Szmul owned a knitting factory there. He was out of the country for work when the Germans invaded and ended up in South America. I found Etla’s name on the list of Lodz ghetto residents on Yad Vashem’s web site.

Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide.