Wacek Kornblum’s father Szlomo Kornblum with his brother Mosze

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  • Photo taken in:
    Warsaw
    Year when photo was taken:
    1902
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is the picture of my father Szlomo Kornblum with his brother Mosze, still in the traditional Jewish costumes. As far as I know it was taken on my father’s bar mitzvah, so he is 13 years old here.

My father, Szlomo Kornblum, born in 1894, was a writer, he used to write in Yiddish. 

Father's family was a large family, where several generations came from Powazki near Warsaw. Father's parents must have been religious, whereas all Father's sisters and Father were not. 

Father's older brother, Mosze, went to Paris at the beginning of the 1920s, along with his wife, who had a family there. 

In the ghetto, when my parents realized we would most likely be separated Dad wrote down the address of his brother in America and I put the piece of paper with this address on it into my wallet that Dad made for me.

Interview details

Interviewee: Wacek Kornblum
Interviewer:
Anna Szyba
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Szlomo Kornblum
Year of birth:
1894
City of birth:
Powazki near Warsaw
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1943
City of death:
Warsaw
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Ghetto liquidation
Occupation
before WW II:
Writer

Other Person

Mosze Kornblum
Year of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Powazki near Warsaw
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Country of death:
USA
Died:
after WW II

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