We Remember the Family Gradel from Zolkiewka

 Dapei Ed - Pages of Testimony in Yad Vashem

Testimony Pages 471xxx commemorated by Jakob Gradel, Shikun Vatikim 418, Natanya, 17.3.1957
Testimony Pages 347xxx commemorated by Jakob Gradel, Kfar Bilu (Harhava - Near Rehovot, 17.1.1956
Testimony Pages 347xxx commemorated by Moshe Honig, Peja Mmizer 37/2 Petach Tikva 22.1.1957

nr

ref

Surname

Name

Birth

Death

Death

Spouse

Father

Mother

Profession

The Relative

Relationship

Notes

3

471414

GRADEL

Chaja

1873

1943

Zolkiewka

Dov

-

-

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Nephew

-

4

471419

GRADEL

Shulamit

1908

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Dov

Chaja

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

5

471420

GRADEL

Moshe

1903

1943

Zolkiewka

Sima

-

-

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

6

471415

GRADEL

Moshe

1919

1943

Zolkiewka

Cipora

Dov

Chaja

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

7

471411

GRADEL

Hertz

1916

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Arie

Shoshana

Cobbler

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

8

471406

GRADEL

Baruch

1925

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Aharon

Rachel

Carpenter

Jakob Gradel

Brother

-

20

471421

GRADEL

Shime

1908

1943

Zolkiewka

Moshe

-

-

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

19

471407

GRADEL

Arie

1883

1943

Zolkiewka

Shoshana

Jakob

Dwora

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Nephew

4 children

16

471412

GRADEL

Shajndel

1913

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Arie

Shoshana

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

12

471408

GRADEL

Shoshana

1887

1943

Zolkiewka

Arie

-

-

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Nephew?

-

13

471416

GRADEL

Zipora

1916

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Dov

Chaja

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

-

14

471422

GRADEL

Josef

1895

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Jakob

Dwora

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Nephew

-

15

471418

GRADEL

Hava

1911

1943

Zolkiewka

-

Dov

Chaja

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Cousin

Chana?

1

471402

GRADEL

Rachel

1896

1943

Zolkiewka

Aharon

-

-

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Son

nee Wienner

2

471401

GRADEL

Aharon

1888

1943

Zolkiewka

Rachel nee Winner

Jakob

Dwojra

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Son

-

10

471413

GRADEL

Dov

1868

1943

Zolkiewka

Chaja

Jakob

Dwojra

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Nephew

5 children

26

347252

GRADEL

Hava

1921

-

Sobibor

-

Dov

-

-

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

21

347266

GRADEL

Moshe

1891

-

Sobibor

Sima nee' Wildman

Jakob

Dwojra

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Son

-

21

347266

GRADEL

Chaja

1933?

-

Sobibor

-

Moshe

Sima

Child

Jakob Gradel

Sister

-

9

347260

GRADEL

Chanan

1917

-

Sobibor

-

Arie

Rajzel

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

17

347263

GRADEL

Dov

1886

-

Sobibor

Cipora

Jakob

Dwojra

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Relative

Cipora age 48

17

347263

GRADEL

Itzhak

age14

-

Sobibor

-

Dow

Cipora

Child

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

17

347263

GRADEL

Moshe

age 16

-

Sobibor

-

Dow

Cipora

Child

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

11

347264

GRADEL

Aharon

1889

-

Sobibor

Rachel

Jakob

Dwojra

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

11

347264

GRADEL

Baruch

age 12

-

Sobibor

-

Aharon

Rachel

Child

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

21

347268

GRADEL

Tamar

1918

-

Sobibor

-

Moshe

Sima

Housewife

Jakob Gradel

Brother

-

24

347261

GRADEL

Jakob

1910

-

Sobibor

-

Arie

Rajzel

Merchant

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

23

347254

GRADEL

Moshe

1920

-

Sobibor

-

Dov

-

-

Jakob Gradel

Relative

-

27

639036

GRADEL

Moshe

1917

-

Unknown

-

Nachum

-

-

Moshe Honig

Nephew

-

28

632035

GRADEL

Pesia

1914

-

Unknown

-

Nachum

-

-

Moshe Honig

Nephew

-

 


 Correspondence in the Internet

 

Subject: Zolkiewka - Inf.?
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 00 00:30:53 +0200
From: Kirsten and Morris Gradel
To: Ada Holtzman

Dear Ada

Yes, I remember your letter about the ROSENBLATTs and Zolkiewka. I also sent you info. that Morris's grandfather's second wife was Sura Rozenblatt, but our relatives in Argentina (descendants of Moshe Gradel and Sura Rosenblatt) didn't recognize any of the names you mentioned from Zolkiewka.

We are interested in Zolkiewka because we now know that Morris's father Aron was not born in Lublin as we had been led to believe. Therefore we are looking to other places in the Lublin area where we know the name GRADEL is found, and one of these places is Zolkiewka. As the ROSENBLATT name also occurs there we think it is an obvious place to start looking.

Nobody seems to know much about the town. It still exists and is on my Polish map, on road 842 going west from Krasnystaw, abt. 28 km. W of Krasnystaw, 40 km SSE of Lublin.

I posted a question in JewishGen mail group, but didn't get much: 1308 Jews lived there in 1921, after the war none. The town was founded and owned by a noble family Zolkiewski.- I also wrote the 7 genners searching Zolkiewka in JGFF, only 3 answered and they know less than we do.

I got no information about the fate of the Jews of Zolkiewka during the war. Your info on the Sobibor hero and the mass grave is new. I would appreciate it if you have material from Yad Vashem.

Shabat Shalom from Morris and Kirsten


Subject: Zolkiewka - Information
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 21:40:09 +0200
From: Ada Holtzman
To: : Kirsten and Morris Gradel

Dear Kirsten,

I helped in the past Mario Rosenblatt who has roots from Zolkiewka. He was already born in Peru but grandfather and father came from there.
This was my message and the only information I have, except that I know it was near Lublin, and the hero of the revolt in Sobibor, was from Zolkiewka: Arie Leib Felhandler. He was the leader of the forgotten revolt in Sobibor. After he managed to escape and survive. He got married in 1946 in Lublin, to be KILLED BY ANTI-SEMITE POLES, in Lublin!

What is your connection to Zolkiewka? I believe I have some material form Yad Vashem about this town but have to check my growing archive... If not found, I shall order the Holocaust testimonies again.

Many thanks to Morris for the translation. He is a treasure!

Can I load him with another project - not Holocaust - but rather a beautiful monograph about ZAKROCZYM?

I intend to erect a new web site dedicated to this community.

Le me know, shalom,

Ada


 

Subject: Zolkiewka - Information
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 07:03:04 +0200
From: Ada Holtzman
To: : Kirsten and Morris Gradel

Dear Kirsten,
I shall give your email personally to Mario, my friend. He will contact you if he believes you are connected (through Sura Rosenblatt). He also has very little information. His father died a long time ago and left him with nothing except what I wrote to JewishGen. I know Zolkiewka does exist on the map. It was misspelled at the time, as Mario gave me the phonetically spelt: "JILKEWKA".

I am sending Yad Vashem an inquiry about Zolkiewka. I shall advise you when and if I get a reply. I am sure I xeroxed once a testimony about it but unable to find. I shall check again during the Shabat.

Shalom dear friends,

Ada


Subject: Zolkiewka - Information
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 00 18:14:33 +0200
From: Kirsten and Morris Gradel
To: Ada Holtzman

Dear Ada

Did you ever get any information about Zolkiewka. I remember you posed a question about that town to the JewishGen discussion group?

I would very much like to hear whatever you have. Nothing on the net; Alexander Sharon told that 1308 Jews lived there in 1921, no one after the war. He proposed I write to the Genners that had listed an interest in Zolkiewka - which I did - but so far 4 answers from 7 people have been very kind, but they don't know anything either.
Kirsten Gradel

 


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