"Jewish Life in Kraków and Kazimierz" is a documentary produced for the CENTROPA Summer Academy 2021 by Sky Heritage Pictures and Tomasz Cebulski. The film offers a historical narrative on Jewish life in Cracow and Kazimierz prior to and after the Holocaust. It is in the form of a short guided tour through the most important surviving Jewish sites.
My father's cousins. He had quite a few cosins living in Poland. I don't know their names. Phot made in Poland around 1910.
My father's name was David Yarovskiy. I know very little about his family. Perhaps, my parents got so much attracted by each other because they both lost their parents. My father's mother died very young. My father was born in 1906 in a town in Poland. I think it was Lodz.
Volko Yarovskiy, my grandfather on my mother's side and my grandmother Hava. Photo made in Poland around 1915.
Submitted by Eden Degerzi and Yuval Ravid-Tal (11th Grade)
English Teacher and Project Designer: Sylvia Asher
Ironi "Tet" High- School, Tel-Aviv
The Jewish Life in Poland in the 20TH Century as Presented in Centropa’s Film about HAYA LEA-DETINKO and Amos Oz’s Book A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS
My grandmother and grandfather Wolfenfeld. This photo was taken in Zamost'ye, Poland, approximately in the 1930s. They are wearing traditional Jewish clothes: my grandfather has a suit and a white shirt with a tie on and he is wearing a kippah, and my grandmother is wearing her everyday dress. This is an amateur photo.
My maternal grandfather Iona Wolfenfeld. This photo was taken in Zamost'ye town in Poland, around 1920, Strizhevskiy studio. My grandfather is rather old, looking 65-70 years old, having gray hair and a big gray beard, wearing a kippah and a long jacket, reading a big book - perhaps this was a Torah book, having his glasses on it.
My great grandmother, on my mother's side, Shwartzman (I don't remember her name) and my grandfather's sister on my mother's side - Rosa Shwartzman. The picture was taken in Warsaw in 1907.
I remember my granny Lisa. I loved her dearly. I remember her when she was about 50, and she was still very beautiful. I didn't meet anyone from her family. As for my grandfather's (Pyotr Borisovich Shwartzman) family, we only had a picture of his mother, my great grandmother, whose name I cannot remember, unfortunately, and of his sister Rosa Shwartzman.