Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Sokolow Malopolski #galicia


Leonard Oppenheim <lenoppenheim@...>
 

Dear Friends -

My paternal grandmother, Esther Heller Oppenheim, was born and raised
in Sokolow Malopolski. Whereas she and several siblings emigrated to
the USA in the early 1900s, other members of her family remained there.

More than 1,300 Jews lived there in 1921 comprising more than 1/3 of the
town's population.

Today is Yom haShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. There seems to be
no Yizkor book for Sokolow Malopolski, and the few records that I have
been able to find concerning what happened to the Jewish population
there during the Holocaust years are sparse.

Does anyone know of any sort of Yizkor book or other published or
written materials such as diaries, letters, or other sources of information
that memorialize events in Sokolow Malopolski during the Holocaust?

An article in today's NY Times notes that there are only about 400,000
Holocaust survivors still living. Does anyone know of any living survivors
from Sokolow Malopolski who may still be able to provide information
about the holocaust in that town? For current and future researchers
whose ancestors had connections with Sokolow Malopolski, any tidbit of
information may be very helpful.

Many thanks.

Len Oppenheim

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