WE REMEMBER SARA!

The "Matzeva" (Tombstone) of Sara Chaja, Gombin, Poland,
1905-1934

 

This unique picture of the tombstone of Sara Chaja, was sent to me by her nephew, Dr. Martin Guyer,from the Album of his father, Avraham Chaja of blessed memory.

In the picture:
Down the right side are
Joseph and Cirel Chaja .The child is Rivka Tatarka, Saul Tatarka (Holocaust survivor)'s sister.
Standling to her left side is Tante
Blume Tatarka, the sister of grandfather Shmuel Chaja, grandmother of Saul Tatarka.
Standing to her right:
Rajzel Tatarka, Saul 's mother.
Leaning over the matzeva:
Benjamin Chaja (Ben Guyer).

 The inscriptions in Yiddish: 

 

 The Translation to English:

Y

The maiden Sarah daughter of Reb Shmuel (may his candleshine bright)
CHAJA
Sarah died
on the 11th day of Iyar TRTZ"D
May Her Soul Be Bound Up With The Bond Of Eberlasting Life
Here rests our
daughter and sister
who died
in the blossoming years
of her life
Born year 7/25/1905
Died year 4/25/1934

Y
Beautiful Sara & my mother: 

The picture of Sara Chaja (to the right) with my mother, Rywcia Gostinski.
Sara Chaja died in 1934 from tuberculosis.
In the back of the picture is written in Polish:
"A meeting, in the woods of Gombin 1933".

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First posted in 2001

Last updated May 29th 2015

 


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