My cousins, Mathias and Sara HERSCHER and their daughters, Cecile, Odette,
and Marguerite, lived in Lens, France, at 28 rue Gauthier, in the 1920s -
1940s. Across the street at 30 rue Gauthier was the shop and rental
apartment of Mr. Emile Baudry. The CYMBALISTA family, including children
Myriam and younger brother Norbert, lived in that apartment. Mr. Baudry
helped to save these two children, but their parents did not survive.
Myriam and my cousin Marguerite (born 5 August 1935 in Lens) were about the
same age, probably went to kindergarten and played together. The entire
HERSCHER family died in Auschwitz. Myriam CYMBALISTA TOPPER lives in Israel
today, and visits Lens regularly. I would love to contact Myriam, to learn
what she may remember of the HERSCHERs, especially Marguerite. I speak some
French, also I have a cousin in Israel. Many thanks in advance for any help
you can offer.
Selma J. Sheridan