Inquiries & Messages of Jewish Survivors & Descendants from Mlawa
From: Helen Goransson rmail: heleng " at" mtghouse.com
SURNAME: BLENKITNER or BLENKITNY or BLEKITNY
By the way, I would like to write to any survivors from Mlawa, since I really want to know if anyone remembers my mother's family before they were all killed. My mother survived because her father sent her into the woods to escape in 1939. But she never heard from them since.
We believe they
were in Mlawa even until 1942, but no one seems to remember them and they do
not appear in any of the Yizkor book details. They were Shimon Blenkitner
or Blenkitny or Blekitny family, consisting of mother Sarah, daughters Gittel,
Rifka, sons Gedalia, Aaron, Yitzach, and
Thanks so much.
Baruch Nadir, previously, Baruch
Zylberberg BNADIR "at" aol.com
My name is Baruch Zylberberg., the son of
Avraham and Haia, grandson of Eli Beresh ZYLBERMAN, street number chrobrego #3.
I was born in Mlawa in 1929 and fled to
I want to know if there are any records of where my parents were liquidated by the nazis. Any information you may have on my parents and family would be greatly appreciated.
My son found your website through the internet and I would like to receive any updates and future meetings sent to my email at aac_inc "at" lycos.com.
Baruch Nadir, previously, Baruch Zylberberg
Joshua Callman - Jcallman at iconceptual.com -
Surname: GARFINKEL, LICHTENSTEIN
I write to thank you for making Dr. Yonis' writings about Jewish Mlawa available on the web. My grandfather, Max Garfinkel, was born in Mlawa about 1900 and came to the
It was an unexpected pleasure to find a document that provides such vibrant insight into my family's past. I look forward to sharing it with my children.
Ruth Morris email: morrir "at" mail.biu.ac.il -
Surname: FOLUSZ, JACUBOWICZ
I'm in touch with two people with direct Mlawa connections through our Folusz relatives. There is also a Jacubowicz / Jakubowicz connection in Mlawa.
I am still in awe of all the work you have done on your sites.
Rafe Noy email: rafee at aol.com -
My father was born in Mlawa, but his family (Heinech Nowogrodski) moved to
Ira Wolinsky - Email: Iwolinsky at UH.edu -
Surname: ASCH, STUPSKY
My grandparents were from Mlawa. I would appreciate any information on families ASCH (grandmother) and STUPSKY (grandfather). I did not find these names in the index of the memory book.
Also, there is a persistent story in the family that we are related to the great writer SHALOM ASCH. Knowledge of any possible connections to Mlawa would be appreciated.
Thank you and Hag Sameach.
Brian Hyman - email: Bjhltd at aol.com -
My grandparents and my mother left Mlava
around 1898. But there was still family left behind. My grandmother was Tamara
Marie Gelmofski and she married a cousin Shmuel Gelmofski. They came to
I believe that some of the family that
remained may have gone to
Sheila Rothman - RothmanSSR at
Do you have any information of the family of Nuta Antkowitz I know he died in Mlawa in 1928. His wife, Surah died there in 1904-5. A grandchild, Surah, died
Sandi Root - roadrunr2 at usa.net -
Solomon GALINA and his first wife, Frieda FRENKEL, had at least three children. One of those children was Rachel/Ruchel/Ruth GALINA, b. 1899. She immigrated to the
She later studied nursing in
Solomon and his second wife, Lena SUNKA, had
a son, Alfred GALINA, b, 1912, who later also lived in the
Leah Langleben -
leahmeme at hotmail.co.il
I casually read your email from 1999 about Zanvel Langleben.You wrote a litlle biography about him and his function in the Jewish community. He was my husband's grandfather. His father never told him stories about his family. His name was David, and he immigrated to Argentine with two sisters: Ydes [Yehudit] and Sheindl. Another sister, Tzipora remaind in Mlawa until the Nazis came.
Perhaps someone have details about the family?
Lea langleben -Mijael Irmihau Langleben
Edwin Lightstone - July 27 th 2001
eddie at lightstone.freeserve.co.uk
Kenneth Citak -
BrainDocNJ at aol.com
I am looking for any information about my family from
Paula Parsky -
media at kamea.com
Surnames: Kleinman, Klineman
Just what records are available for this family?
David Lewis - July 2001
david.lewis at virgin.net
I am looking for details of my great grandparents and their daughter Miriam who lived in Mlawa before World War II. Their five sons all emigrated to US,
Ats Ish-Tar -
chabad at lycos.de
Nieslony is the maiden name of my two sons' grandmother who went to
Blessings to those who have mercy with the rootless youths - Shalom
Anna R. Blank - 1 May 2001
samannbl at aol.com
Surnames: Duga, Wilczek, Wolarski, Bender, Kosierkiewicz, Flaster,Yoskow Flaster
Searching the above names who are connected with my parents, Sylvia (nee Duga) and Abraham Wolf (Wilczek), both born in Mlawa. They each immigrated to the
Shahar Inbar -
sinbar at walla.co.il
Any known survivors from BURSTEIN family from Mlawa?
Jacob Lupatkin - 13 Mar 2001
Email: lupatkin286 at hotmail.com
my Grandfather Chaim Zev and his sister Esther came to America with their spouses and children from Malavah before world war 1 They lived in Brooklyn NY and were members of the Independant Malaveh Benevolent Society which met regularly in New York at least through the thirties. I was born in 1926 to the oldest of Chain Zev's children Yoel Mendel (Max). I am sorry to say that I have no memory of any mention of family who remained in Malava. But would be interested to know if indeed family members remained in
Ofelia Iszaevich Fajerstein - March 11th 2000
Email: Ofeliai at enter.net.mx
Surnames: ULERT, FAJERSZTEJN, LEWINS
I'm triyng to find out what happened to my uncle, Alter Fajersztejn and his wife.
Also everything possible about the Ulert family, my grandmothers (Toba) maiden name, and her mother, Cipra.
R. Michaels -
Email: r.michaels at ntlworld.com
Rachel Mondary -
Email: RainbowChild1970 at yahoo.com
I'm just curious because I never actually knew that Mondary was a Jewish name and just recently came across this website. Anything information about Mondary's would be greatly appreciated.
Terrence Geremski - Decem15th 2000
Email: tgeremski at triad.rr.com
The Geremski family in the U.S emigrated from Mlawa in 1913. There has been no contact with any relatives in
Diane Silverberg - November 26th 2000
Email: Kliebs61 at aol.com
My paternal grandfather, Morris Kleinbard, came from Mlawa. I am interested in learning more about his family. My cousin, Baruch Goldstein, also came from this area.
Vanessa Jones - August 8th 2000
Email: vanessajones at ntlworld.com
Surnames: CHARACH, CZARKA, JARKA
My grandmother, Rose Charach, (1890-1952) left Mlawa in 191to join her brother, Benjamin, in London. Another brother, Isaac, settled in
George Louis (George Itzkowitz) -
Email: GLouis818 at cs.com
Surnames: Tachna and Itzkowitz
Itzkowitz family in Mlawa. Do you have any information on the origiof Itzkowitz? My father was Abe Itzkowitz and my mother was Hancha(Tachna). I was born in Mlawa in 1920 (not 1922 as shown in the Tachna Web-site).
Do you have any information about a town in
Esther Altmann -
Email: ealtmann at youngisrael.org
Surnames: Kupferhaus (Cooperhouse)
Ross FLASTER - July 26th 2000
Email: newyorkais at aol.com
My grandfather, Morris FLASTER, was born in Mlawa. He travelled from
Does anyone know of the FLASTER family from Mlawa?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Email: rafee at aol.com
My fwas only three in 1913 when his family left for
Gdaliah Friedenberg -
Email: gedaliah_friedenberg at yahoo.com
Surnames: GRYNSZPAN, GREENSPAN, LEVENTHAL
I am looking for information on the Grynszpan (Greenspan) and Leventhal families of Mlawa. The Grynszpan's were from Przasnysz (a small shtetl just outside of Mlawa) until the late 1890s. They came to Mlawa for several years before immigrating to the
One Grynszpan sibling, Tziril Grynszpan, married Elya Leventhal and lived out her life in Mlawa until her death there in 1931 or 1932.
Phil Raimi - April 29th
Email: fillr at k-online.com
Surnames: RENGEWIRTZ, RENGEWIRCZ, RJGNEWIRTZ
I am searching for any information you may have about my father's (Bezalel Rengewirtz - Saul Raimi) family. His brother was Meyer (living in
Robert Kirsh -
Email: bobkirsh at worldspy.net
Surnames: KIRSH, KIRST, KIRSE
Mr g, Jacob Kirsh, came from Mlawa. In
Can you help me locate data on these names.
Yochay Sharon -
Email: yochay at mail.snunit.k12.il
1. My grandfather name was: Mordechai Pienica, son of Arie Liebel Pienica. I can't find any clue for this name (Sometimes spells like: Pinitska).
2. Do you know about a group of people (not only from Mlawa) that bought some land near
Vladimir Brandwajn -
From: cxg2 at pge.com
Surnames: BRANDWAJN, CHIECHANOWER
I am looking for any leads to my family Brandwajn who married Taube Chiechanower sometimes around 1910.
Bernard Lacome -
Email: bernardlacome at yahoo.com
Surnames: KAZANOSKY / KAZANOWSKY /KAZANOFSY
An uncle of mine was born in Mlawa, on or about September 1, 1884. His Hebrew name was Shmuel Aaron Ben Zvi Chaim. He emigrated to
Jenni Buch -
Email: jennibuch at Hotmail.com
Norman Ravvin -
Email: ravvinbutler at sprint.ca
Surnames: EISENSTEIN, MARGULIES, KRYSTAL
Mlawa was my grandmother's second home, near to Radzanow where she was born. Here married name was Eisenstein, and the family names connected wiher were Margulies and Krystal. The Krystal fami, I believe, had a flour mill near the town, and Margulies a store. Both families had connections with Radzanow, which gradually decreased as family members moved to Mlawa or abroad. In the years before the war my grandmother lived with her half sister and her husband, bringing her two children to Mlawa, before she immigrated to
Rosental-Levi Yehudit -
Email: JUDITR at BEIBERL.AC.IL
Searching any information about Avraham Rosental and his wife and children.
H Lorberbaum -
Email: hlorber at worldnet.att.net
Surnames: GOLDBERG, JACOBS, SCHMULOVITZ
Andrew Kaminsky -
Email: kaminskya at hotmail.com
Surnames: KAMINSKI, LITZNER, LASKOWSKI, AND WARTELLA
I am researching my family names of Kaminski, Litzner, Laskowski, and Wartella in the area near Mlawa.
Anita Friedenberg -
Email: larsanita at hotmail.com
Relations of Messick Frajdenberg born 1892 Mlawa Samuel Friedenberg, Bella, Lester, Iris Carrie Fradjenberg from Stragowa
Jim Hazlett -
Email: Jhazl at aol.com
Surnames: FRIEDENBERG, LOSUK, TAIKOW, FAIBUSHOWICZ
A recently discovered marriage certificate from 1870 of Fishel FRIEDENBERG lists his parents as Mordek FRIEDENBERG and Esther LOSUK. His bride, Uruza FAIBUSHOWICZ, gave her parents as Mark (Mordechai) FAIBUSHOWICZ and Eta TAIKOW. Any information on these surnames anywhere would be appreciated.
Ida Weider -
Email: imw at webtv.net
Surnames: CHAJKA, GELBART, MLAWER
Amy Sheldon - 17 July 99
Email: asheldon at tc.umn.edu
Surnames: SZARACZJEK, JACOBS JAKUBOWICZ
I am searching for Rabbi Szaraczjek who had at least two daughters: Sjifra Sz. who married Vulf Gonsiorjek in Ciechanow in 1876, and Esther Sz. who married MJacobs (that was his name in New York City.
There is a Maijer Cudjek Jakubowicz who was married in Mlawa in 1876. No bride's name is given in the Jewishgen archive. My g-grandfather Meyer had a sister Jospe, and he moved from NYC to Strawberry Mansions in
Email: lkatz at online.no
I would like to Know what happand to the family of my father.
His name was Shmuel Katz. He died in 1990, in
Rita Krakower Margolis -
Email: rmargoli at erols.com
Surnames: KRUK / KRAKOWER
I have a picture of Israel KRUK, his wife and daughter taken in Mlava
Sherri Kaftal -
email: yldhart at ix.netcom.com
Surnames: KAFTAL, E(i)DLITZ
My grandfather, Irving Kaftal, was born in Mlawa in February of 1908. He was the youngest child. His siblings were Naomi and Elfryda. His parents were named Boruch Kaftal and Rose Eidlitz. The family came to
Martin Gevarter -
email: LMGEVARTER at geocities.com
Surnames: KOSOVITSKI OR KO
Does anyone have any information about this family from
Eric Kitay -
Email: erikmiri "at" netvision.net.il
I am looking for relatives that the last name is kitay ,whose roots are from Mlawa.
Samuel Charnoff -
Email: myden54674 "at" aol.com
My great grandmother, Miriam STISKIN was from a city she pronounced as Mlawa. She left for the
Email: Hinda_S "at" hotmail.com
The inquiry (asked during IGS
meeting in Tel Aviv May 99)
Searching information for a friend.
Tel Aviv 61430
Richard Radzik -
Email: accutraxx "at" mindspring.com
Hi - My name is Richard Radzik and I am trying to research my family history.
I have been able to go back as far as my grandfather whose birth name was
Benjamin Rosenstein. His parents were Abraham (Abram) & Ester Rosenstein who immigrated from
Email: Estellen "at" hotmail.com
I just found your name listed for Mlawa as a JRI coordinator. My parents had cousins living in Mlawa whom they lost during the War. Could you just acknowledge this message and let me know how I can work with you. Was there a Yizkor book published for this town and if so, do you know if Brandeis would have it? My e-mail address is Estellen "at" hotmail.com.
Surnames: ROSENBERG, ROSEMBERG
I'm looking for birth record of Estera (Ester)
Thank you in advance
David Shark -
Surnames: CHARKA, CZARKA, SCHARK, CHARKO
My grandfather and his family came from the
Mlawa area. I believe they lived in a small nearby village named Zielun. My
grandfather's name was Jacob (Hebrew name Isaac) Shark, though I believe his
original name was C, and he was born around 1870, emigrating
Cynthia Leonard -
Email: cynray "at" gateway.net
Surnames: ORLICK, BULAK, LANDO, KRASKA, LEVY, PIERSKUTZ
Surnames: What information is available for these surnames? Have there been any other inquiries for these surnames?
Martin Fischer -
Email: martinfischer "at" hotmail.com
Do you know whether there ever was a shtetl near Mlawa called something like Palopokow or Palupska? My wife's great-grandfather Menachem Mendel Levin was reported as coming from Palopokow, Malow, or Palupska, Mvolov. I have been unable to identify the true name or location of this shtetl. Perhaps Mvolov or Malow are misspellings of Mlawa. What do you think?
Ricardo Grynberg -
Email: rgreenberg1 "at" mailexcite.com
I am inquiring about any records pertaining to my grandfather
Wygdor (or victor) Grunberg born approximately 1861,died: approx. 1941,
Please send any records on Wygdor Grunberg or my family to rgreenberg1 "at" mailexcite.com or mail it to :
Email: ak_pencorp "at" msn.com
Sue Fischer -
Email: msfischer "at" earthlink.net
Surnames: DUGA, WOLASR, WOLASZ WOLARSKI
My name is Sue Fischer. My grandmother's family was from Mlawa
Sol Gordon -
Email: solgor "at" mediaone.net
Surnames: SILBERSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN
Itzrach Silberstein was my grandfather who was born in lived in Mlawa until 1920 when he and my grandmother (Ruchel Goldstein) moved to Czyzew in
Paul Silverstone -
Email: paulh "at" aya.yale.edu
Surnames : SILBERSTEIN, FISCHER
I don't know if I have any connection with Mlawa, but it is near Makow Mazowiecki, where my grcame from. My grandmother Esther Silberstein was the daughter of Moshe Yankel Silberstein and Rifka Fischer. As I have found no Silbein Makow, and two searchers included these surnames, I insert this inquiry.
Email: ada01 "at" netvision.net.il
Please note that this site is for Jews with roots in Mlawa.!
About Polish people, may be you send a letter to the municipalityof Mlawa nowadayand check tPolish local registration offices.
Moshe Chertoff -
Email: chertoff "at" shomrat.com
I'm particularly interested in the birth records of my grandfather Charles (Yechiel) Silberstein and his siblings. I will submit the reof the names when I'm better prepared.
Mila Begun -
Email : MMBegun "at" aol.com
Surnames: ORLIK, BEFELER
Are there any records for the Orlik or Befeler names?
Donna Rice -
Email: hurycane "at" mindspring.com
I found the name Shlomo Itcheh Fischer in the translation of the Mlawa History. I am researching that name in what was
Email: dhsimon "at" home.com
Surnames PRAVDA, GOODSTEIN/ GUTSTEIN
My grandfather,Chaim Pravda, lost several siblings in the holocaust. The one that came to
My grandmother Chana (Anna) Goodstein was born in Mlawa in 1884.
My grandmother's parent's
were Velvel and Sarah Goodstein (possibly Gutstein). Velvel had a brother:
David. Again I have very little information on them and would appreciate any
thing you can tell me.
Email: homecare "at" btinternet.com
Surnames: PETRUK, PETROOK, GOLDBERG
Around 1850 1890
Sumi Grossman - 18 Sep 1998 13:15:15
My email: hisumi "at" aol.com
Surnames: G R O S S M A N
Thanks to Robert Tachna my husband's 4th cousin once removed, I have a jump start on my genealogy research! Now I am seeking any information about the ANCESTORS of Herschel Grossman (born in Racionz, abt. 1887 - died in
Miguel Tachna -
My email: mtachna "at" tsi.com.mx
Marcy Heller Fisher -
My email: fish "at" oeonline.com
Surnames: Abraham (Meir) LICHTENSTEIN, Bracha GOLDMAN
Having just returned from Mlawa, we were awed by the cemetery and its symbolism, and annoyed by the fierce Polish woman who insisted my grand-grandfather's house had been hers for sixty years. Where can one locate pre-war real estate records? Is there a record of what happened to the Lichtenstein/Goldman Family during the war?
Francine Kane -
My email: Lady8pm "at" aol.com
My name is Francine Kane I am the daugher of Nathan Rosenstein. My father was born in Mlawa.My father is the Chairman of Mlawa Landsmnschaften in
Every year the survivors from Mlawa get together that my father has put I was happy to received your e-mail. and to fisomeone who is also interesting in Mlawa,but i'm having a problem in getting into the Mlawa Remembrance Initative website......
Is the website online ... was anyone able to
get into it.
please keep in touch
My email: ada01 "at" netvision.net.il
Surnames: ZLOTNIK (
There is still Landsmanschften of Mlawa in
1316 East 31st. Street
I hope it is of help to you and others. He might also has a video casstte made on Mlawa and Yizkor books.
Arthur Wolf - 29 Aug 1998 09:28:38
My email: artie6 "at" ix.netcom.com
Assuming there was a Mlawa Lansmanschaft in New York early in this century - Does anyone know which Jewish cemetaries in the New York Metropolitan area have Mlawa sections? Please advise. Thanks
Eugene L. Sadick
My email: elsadick "at" Juno.com
Surnames: SADEK, SADIK, SADICK
I would like to recieve any information about the family of Tzvi Chaim Sadek and Joseph Sadik. They may or may not have been related.
Robert Tachna -
My email: deannat "at" speedlink.net
Yoy! Can my "Yiddisheh Kup" be slow
to illuminate sometimes...
With all the responses coming from other searchers of Mlawa, how about
inviting more of them to also sponsor a linked page to MRI about their families?!
That would greatly increase the panorama of life that has come from there
and give more voices to the flame of rememberance.
What do you think?
Ruth Morris -
My Email: morrir "at" mail.biu.ac.il
Susana Leventhal -
My Email: sleventh "at" campus.cegs.itesm.mx
Surnames: LEVENTHAL, NISSON
I´d like to know anything possible about the past of my family. I´m a member of the Tachna family too and I have already found out many things about that side of my family. Now I´d like to learn more about my father´s side.
Dan Newman -
My Email: dan "at" newmania.org
Surnames: NAJMAN, NITSKY
My grandfather, Reuben Newman, was born in Mlawa in about 1879 and went to
Elly Friedman -
My Email: ellyf "at" syd.auracom.com
Surnames: GOLDSTEIN, ANTKOWICZ
I am looking for my Mother's side of the family. My mother's name was Chaja Ita Antkowicz. she had 5 siblings. One was names Pessah , another one Shlomo and I think Bluma. I don't know much about them and since I have no family to check it out , I would like to have as much information as possible. Thank you.
Margery Lustig -
My Email: Sjlustig "at" cs.com
Surnames: NIBORSKI. ANGIELCZYK, BLUMENGARTEN
Iwould like to hear from anyone who is familiar with these names. There are NIBORSKIS who are related living in
Ary Frankiel -
My Email: ary "at" restitution.com
My late father came from mlawa.
Stuart Einbinder -
My Email: sce "at" iname.com
Surnames:KORN / LEWINSKA (LEVINSKY) / MANKA / TACHNA
My mother, Bina KORN was born in Mlawa in 1918.
Her grandmother, Sara LEWINSKA (LEVINSKY) married Avraham Hillel MANKA who died in 1927. She thereafter remarried at about the age of 60-65 a man by the name of Yeshaya S(possibly TACHNA).
Any information or educated guesses about
this relationship or information about any member of the KORN, MANKA or
LEWINSKA fromMLAWA would be greatly appreciated.
If someone has the Mlawa Yizkor book, I would very much appreciate your looking up these surnames in the listing of resident/martyrs which is usually at the end of the Yizzkor books.
My Email: artie6 "at" ix.netcom.com
My Great Grandfather was Moshe Alpern, a truck farmer in Mlawa. Great GrandChana. Their children - My Grandmother Hinda who Moshe Siegel iNYC probably in 1897, Rifke who married Joseph Levine, Benyomin, Tsyril who think was a half sister. Alsseveral others whose names I no longer remember. I"d like tohear from anyone who thinks they may be connected.
Yakov Flinker -
My Email:ada01 "at" netviison.net.il
Surnames: LANDAU / LANDA
Searching information about Reb Icze Landau , Rabbi "Bialer" and his descandants. He was my great grandfather. My grandmother was one of his daughters: Cipora, who married Mendel Flinker in
Eliyahu Mallenbaum -
My Email: GenealogistA "at" juno.com
I was interested in reading about Mlawa project. I visited there about 2 years ago to see wharecords were available for my ancestors.
The Ciechanow archives are kept there but the old man in charge refused to cooperuntil we bribed him with a bottle of Vodka and a carton of cigarettes. The Mayor, on the other hand,, was very receptive and seemed to have a genuine interest in the the planning of the monument which you described.
I have in my possession two Polish books which may be of interest to those with ancestors from the region. Both have information about Mlawa.
"Zydzi w Rejencji Ciechanowskiej, 1939-1942" has numerous index references to Mlawa. It also has a separate personal name index.
"Dzieje Spolecznosci Zydowskiej powiatow Pultusk i Makow Mazowiecki" has no index but I noticed a few mentions of Mlawa in the text.
I do not understand Polish but both books have very brief English summaries at the end so I know the outlines of their contents.
I will be glad to lend these books to anyone in
Should anyone be in position to offer to do the translations, please notify
me before Wednesday evening, May 13th,
Good Luck on the Project.
My Email: deannat "at" speedlink.net
Surnames: T A C H N A
I forgot about your asking for my own genealogy information. It will be my proud to share it with you. Just keep inmind however that I have just been collecting additional records (thanks greatly to the work of JRI-PL) from LDS microfilm that hasn't been translated yet. That is to point out that what I can send you now is not all inclusive of what information I have gathered. I will send you update as I can.
In the mean time I am sending to you some information of what Polish Census record translations I do have and a bit more too. A cousin
is won scanning some of the antique family photos and if you like I will share
those with you as well. I do have a picture file to send to you now that was
sent to me by relatives in Mexico of the first cousin of my great grandfather
and also of his daughter with her husband from back in Mlawa. For explanation,
the elder man's name is Szaya Tachna and the couple in the other
picture is his daughter Chayaleh with her husband Nachman Aks. Szaya Tachna
perished in the Holocaust and his daughter Chayaleh with her husband Nachman
In the snail mail I will send you a printed outline of the family tree.
TACHREC.DOC contains translations of Polish Census Records.
PASSINFO.DOC contains information from United States Customs passenger manifest lists of persons arriving at the
YADVSHM.DOC list information found from the Hall Of Names at Yad Vashem.
MIS_ANCESTROSBN is the two photographs.
Shalom and toda,
My Email: deannat "at" speedlink.net
Surnames: T A C H N A
I have a video tape of Mlawa that was taken a year ago on my behalf by a
This is the last weekend that I have before going back to work. Yes, I would
have traveled - Eretz Yisroael always a top idea on my mind, but my sister just
gave birth to a little girl June 28th. Do you want to hear a story about
"Beshert"? There was a little argument between my mother and my
sister over the naming of the baby. My sister and her husband named the baby
for his grandmother "Faige Ruchle". My mother wanted the baby named
for her own mother "Channah Ruchle". Well of course the parents are
the boss and the child is named Faige Ruchle (in English her name is Madeline
Faye). Well I realized something! The name "Faige Ruchle" was also
the name of the wife of my grandfather's youngest brother Dovid Tachna. Both
Dovid Tachna and his wife Faige Ruchle perished in the Holocaust at the hands
of the cursed Nazis. I am in possession of an old photograph of Dovid &
Faige Ruchle together in
They had no children from what is known. Dovid Tachna was hanged by theNazis in Mlawa as part of a mass execution of about 60 Jews. I found the name of his beloved wife Feige Ruchle in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem. The entry was given by her sister and it states that Feige Ruchle died in the Warsaw Ghetto. Now there is a Jewish child of a new generation to carry on her name!
Ary Frankiel -
My Email: ary "at" restitution.com
Dear Mr. Flinker:
I obtained your name via jewishgen.org. My father Moshe David Frenkiel
z"l came from Mlawa.
Unfortunately, like so many survivors from the Shoah (he was deported to Auschwitz) he refused to talk about the p.
I would be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction,
as far as getting me in touch with others from Mlawa who may have have known my father. BTW, I will be in
Thanking you in advance,
Blumi Szarfman -
My Email: kasza "at" netvision.net.il
My name is Blumi Szarfman. My father Gedalia Starkstein came to
Hes were Berl Starkstein and Bashe. He was the eldest of his brothers:
Hershel, Motel Moshe, and one sister that left Mlawa to
Hershel's two daughters are living in
We have some pictures from his family en Mlawa. Will appreciate any additional information regarding the family.
Elly Friedman -
My Email: ellyf "at" syd.auracom.com
Surnames: ANTKOWICZ / GOLDSTEIN
I came across this chart and found this address. My mother
My mother's name was Chaja Ita Antkowicz. She had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Her parents names were Sheieh Antkowicz and Perel G. I would like to know how I could go about to find out any of them are alive or not and when they died if at all possible.
I live in
Please let me know if you could help me.