Monday, March 7, 2011

Search for Survivors of Bytom (Poland) Hebrew School

Scholars are searching for child survivors who attended the Hebrew School in Bytom, Poland.  The researchers are working on a project to publish an English edition of Yiddish child Holocaust testimonies collated in the mid-1940's by Shlomo Solomon Czam (also spelled Sahm; born in 1911), head teacher at the Hebrew School.  They are looking for anybody who might have any relevant information on the school, the teacher, or any of the students.

The children whose testimonies Czam collected were (name, age, where from):

B. A., 16, Baranavich; Asher Bikman, 14, Stolin; M. Bochlinski, 14, Klevan; Sonik Brenner, 14, Lvov, 14; G-n D., 16, Ludmir; S. Duranska, 14, Sofiovka, Volyn; Batya Durchin, 17, Pinsk; A. F...g, 15, Derazhnya (near Rovne); Salie Feldman, 17, Ostrovtse (near Lutsk); Rita Frenkel, 10, Skala Podolskaya; Motele G...r, 12, Zdolbunov; Sima Gelerand, 14, Dubno; Rachel Gelman, 11, Rovne; Mina Grinzeid, 14, Podkamen (near Brody); Dora Hazan, 17, Lutsk; Esther Katz, 11, Ignatovka, Volyn; Rachel Koch, 13, Horodenko (near Kolomey [Kolomyya]); H. Kurland, 17, Kolki; V. L., 16, Stepen, Podlese; Gomulko Leibish, 13 Rokitno (Rokitnoye); Gershon Mandelkern, 11, Melinov; Miriam Manis, 13, Tuchin (near Rovne); Salia Markus, 14, Berezhany (near Ternopil); M. Mishalov, 15, Davidgrudok (David Gorodok); H. Perlmutter, 17, Lokachi; Lucia Prifer, 12, Horodenko (near Kolomey [Kolomyya]); Sheindel Prifer, 13, Potek (near Chortkiv); Tzila Rab, 12, Lvov; Sh. S., 16, Senkevichevka Volyn; Sara Schwarzbach, 16, Skala Podolskaya (near Ternopil); Dora Reibel, 12, Korolevka (near Ternopil); G. Shmulik, 16, Rozhishche; Lyuba Suchowitz, 14, Berezovo (near Stolin); P. Tabachnik, 15, Varkovichi; Maniem Teper, 12, Tluste (near Ternopil); Miriam Trastman, 10, Rokitnoye; S. Vatinger, 14, Kremenets; Miriam Wechsler, 14, Lutsvipol (near Ostrog); Yehoshua Weisman, 16, Radekhov (near Lvov); Buzha Wiener, 9, Rokitno (Rokitnoye); Hershel Witlin, 17, Zholkov (near Lvov); Efraim Zeltser, 14, Melnitsa on the Dniester

Please contact Dr. Beate Muller, Newcastle University, b.s.muller@ncl.ac.uk, or Dr. Boaz Cohen, Western Galilee College, boazc@actcom.co.il.

2 comments:

  1. Judith Makoff nee GrunewaldJuly 8, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Hello - I think my grandfather taught at this school before WW2 and my father attended as a child.

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  2. Judith,

    Thank you for posting! I am sure if you contact Dr. Muller and Dr. Cohen, they will be happy to hear from you.

    Janice

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