Debora Stiel , Anna Grinbaum and her son Henryk

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  • Photo taken in:
    Krakow
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is a picture of my grandmother Debora Stiel, nee Korngold (first on the right) , her daughter Hania or Anna Grinbaum (first from the left) and my aunt's daughter Halinka (in the baby carriage).

Debora Stiel was my grandmother on my mother's side. Debora, and Doba in Hebrew. She was an older woman; she wore a wig. She had three daughters. My mother was the eldest - Ettel Bertram. The second was Anna, Hania, Chana, I'm not sure of her name. My grandparents' youngest daughter was Bluma. She married Aleksander Eintracht. My grandmother also had two sons. One son was Lazarz, Luzor in Hebrew. The other son was named Jankiel, Jaakow. I didn't know him; he died in Vienna. He was very devout. Hania, the middle daughter, married Izydor Grinbaum. He had a bookkeeping and audit office. They had two children. Halinka was the older and Heniu was the younger.

Hania died in World War II, unfortunately. During the war she was taking kosher meat into the ghetto, as an Aryan. She looked Aryan. At the time she was living in Sedziszow, and she probably died there with her children. Her husband was shot in Lwow. It was him I had met in Lwow; he was the bookkeeper in Redlich's restaurant there. The Germans shot him and the Russians deported me. It was he, Izydor, who had tried to persuade me to go back to Poland. But I had registered myself and he hadn't. And it was probably because he hadn't registered that the Germans shot him. A guy I knew in the camp, Pukiet, told me about that.

Interview details

Interviewee: Daniel Bertram
Interviewer:
Edyta Gawron
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2004
Krakow, Poland

KEY PERSON

Debora Stiel
Year of birth:
1867
City of birth:
Cracow
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Belzec
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Belzec
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Korngold
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1880

Other Person

Anna Grinbaum
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Cracow
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
19421943
City of death:
Sedziszow
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Sedziszow
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

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