Jakub Bromberg’s family from Canada and Brazil

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  • Photo taken in:
    Toronto
    Country name at time of photo:
    Canada
    Country name today:
    Canada

These are my relatives from Brazil and Canada. From left: Dora Kerszberg, nee Szafir, Bela Gewelc, nee Szafir, Bela’s daughter with her children, Dora’s elder daughter, my cousin Gitla Pollak, nee Szafir and her husband Harold Pollak. Dora and Bela are my father’s sister Zelda’s daughters. The photo was taken in Toronto, Canada,but I don’t remember when.

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, 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. 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. 

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Jakub Bromberg
Interviewer:
Judyta Hajduk
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2004
Lodz, Poland

KEY PERSON

Gitla Pollak
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Bodzentyn
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Year of death:
1962
City of death:
Toronto
Country of death:
Canada
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Szafir
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

Other Person

Bela Gewelc
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Bodzentyn
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
City of death:
Toronto
Country of death:
Canada
  • Previous family name: 
    Szafir
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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