Images from Zdunska Wola, in the Album: And I Still See Their Faces

 "I asked everyone who survived. Nobody recognized anyone," said Menachem Plewinski, the chairman of the Zdunska Wola Association in Israel, about the dozens of families shown on glass plates found less than ten years ago under a beam in the attic of one of the houses in Zdunska Wola. As recently as 60 years ago they lived among Poles, they were their neighbors, friends, business partners. And now, again and again, we mark the photographs: surname unknown, first name unknown...

1) Prints from glass plates found in Zdunska Wola: family of seven members.

2) Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: workers.

3) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in 1987 in an attic in Zdunska Wola: mother and son.

4) Zdunska Wola: a family at the grave on the anniversary of death of their relative.

5) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: a wedding

6) Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: a family

7) Prints from glass plates found in Zdunska Wola: two young girls with grandparents

8) Prints from glass plates found in Zdunska Wola: a family

9) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: mother and four children

10) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: four women.

11) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: two girls

12) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: two beauties.

13) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: two boys .

14) Names unknown. Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: a woman.

17) Print made from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: an old couple

18) Print made from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: an old woman

19) Print made from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: a woman

20) Name unknown. Print made from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: a young man

21) Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: an old man 

22) Print from a glass plate found in Zdunska Wola: a boy

 

Dozens of photographic plates depicting the Jews of Zdunska Wola were found in 1987 by Jerzy Chrzanowski, a historian who, in seeking artifacts for display in the local museum, entered several old homes. These glass plates were discovered hidden beneath a beam in the attic of a building slated for demolition. Before the War, the building had housed the photo studio of a Jew, Szmuklarowicz.

Survivors from Zdunska Wola attended an exhibit of prints made from the plates, but they were unable to identify any of the subjects of the portraits.

Identifying the Photographs July 1999

 Photograph Number 6: The Blicblau Family:

What a great surprise.
Photo number 6 is of my FATHER at the age of 6 and his parents (my grandparents) my fater's brothehs and a sister-in law.

My father received the photo in 1992 and he has an enlargement as well as me on the longe room wall.

At last my father'family is remembered - they are not in the ZW book.
I will tell you as many names as I can in the next few days, when I ask some of the ZW survivors in Melbourne.

Shalom
Aaron Blicblau

 Photograph Number 9: The Wroclawski family

Hello,

I am Trudy Babchak and also came across the book AND I STILL SEE THEIR FACES on the internet. I am a painter and I'm working on a series about the Holocaust which I eventually plan on submitting to some Jewish museums. Both of my parents were from Zdunska-Wola, Gabriel Wolkowitz and Mandzia Wroclawska.

I was doing internet research about other Holocaust exhibits and ran across this book. Scanning through the pages, I found my mother's family, including her and her brother sitting in the front row as children, as marked "unknown". We have this photo from our parent's savings. I was shocked! It is photo 009. I would like to find out more about this exhibit and in particular about where the photos were found. Also, who should I contact about this information?

Also, the name Moskowicz is in my family tree on my mother's side. I know that they were wealthy and well respected in ZW. After the war they moved to Argentina. If anyone is interested, I will look up the information I have. I would appreciate any info on my family as well. Hi, to my brother, Owen Wolkowitz.

Regards,
Trudy Babchak

 Photograph Number 157: The Bressler family

Ada:

As I mentioned, I have photo #157 which is of the Bresler family (My mother's father) with a note on the back which you can see at: http://members.xoom.com/_XOOM/bmkwz/Bresler/bresler.html

Benny

 

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