As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day of 2019, I want to publish the family names I discovered last year in the Yad VaShem database of Shoah Victims’ names. (https://yvng.yadvashem.org/)
I always knew that my Grandmother Gussie lost 2 brothers and their families in the Holocaust, but it never occurred to me until my genealogy research in 2018 that they were my great-uncles. Adding that title to them, made this all the more personal.
I also never knew that other family members from other branches of the family lost their lives. Even though I mention them throughout the website, I wanted to list them here in one place. Hopefully, I won’t find anymore names, but if I do, I will add them in. I had no idea, so many people from our family were murdered.
May their memory be a blessing. We must never forget.
Grandmother Gussie’s Brothers:
- Leiser Abramowitz and his wife, Mera Hait and his children: Itzak, Abram, Peisach, Eta
- A yet unnamed brother
Irving Wosnitzer’s Mother (Our great-grandmother)
- Seri Hutner
Irving Wosnitzer’s Sister
- Rachel Hutner and her daughters: Chana, Hanka, Bella
Irving Wosnitzer’s Sister’s Son
- Feiga Zylberman’s son, Mayer
Irving Wosnitzer’s Brother
- Moses Meir and some family members not yet named
Max Wosnitzer’s brother Szaje’s daughter, her husband, and Szaje’s grand-daughter
- Ester and Moshe Fries, and their daughter, Deborah