Gitla Pollak with her husband Harold Pollak

Gitla Pollak with her husband Harold Pollak


This is my cousin Gitla Pollak, nee Szafir,and her husband Harold Pollak. This photo was taken in the 1930s. I got the picture from Gitla and Harold from Canada. 

My father Josek Chaim Bromberg had a brother, Jankiel, a sister named Zelda and, I think, one more sister, but I can't recall that now. Jankiel lived in Bodzentyn. He was a tradesman, he supplied animals to the butcher shop ran by Josek, Mother's brother. He had a wife, but I didn't know her, because she had died earlier. He was raising his children alone. I went to the same grade with these cousins. I think he died shortly before the war. Aunt Zelda, after she married her name was Szafir, had five daughters. Two of them settled in Toronto, Canada - Bela Gewelc, that was the name of one of them, the second one was Gitla. And two settled in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Dwojra Mekler and Dora Kerszberg. The fifth daughter, Sura Fajga, stayed in Poland, her husband was a shoemaker. She had five daughters and one son, Chil. Aunt Zelda died in Bodzentyn, while I was still living there. 

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