Name of father, occupation
owned an orchard
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, 3 children: Ruchel, Dovid, Henia. Children from mother's 1st marriage: Mattel, Bayla, Etel, Noach, Barish. From father's 1st marriage: Toba Reizel and 5 sons. Total of fourteen children.
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
Me and Toba Reizel who left for Toronto before the war. No other siblings survived. Perhaps about ten of the extended cousins survived.
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where were you in hiding?
Forests around Kielce
Israel Ciesla (deceased), Henry Lewin,
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
They should live as Jews and protect one another and believe in G-d. Respect one another.