My ga Tsipke GOLDBERG (married name unknown) was the only sibling of eight (8)
that did not come to the US and we were told she perished in the Holocaust.
Where: She was born abt. 1902 in Pruzhany,. Her parents, Zelik
(DOB Abt 1861; DOD Abt 1939) and Mindla Blacher GOLDBERG (DOB: Abt. 1867;
DOD: Abt. 1939) were born in Pruzany, arrived in the US in May 1925
and returned to
Poland in abt 1927-28.
I have pieces of information about Tsipke that were handed down to the
family but the
most accurate would come from Mauricio, the youngest sibling and the
one who settled
in Buenos Aires. I am estimating she married young – possibly at age
16 in 1918 and
had two children probably by 1923. When her brother Mauricio left in
1924, he said she
was married with two boys. Tsipke’s husband was a landowner and had
cattle and he
was older than her. They moved to a town not far from Pruzhany.
Tsipke was albino and
had vision problems and was supposedly denied access to the US. But
her husband loved
her – even with her medical condition. I have a photo of Tsipke and
Her parents, Zelig and Mindla returned to be with her, leaving Elizabeth, NJ
sometime in 1927-1928. I was told Zelig had a stroke.
I don’t know if it is speculation or factual – but family always said
they died in the
Holocaust. I do not know if all perished in the Holocaust. I have
spent countless hours
researching Ancestry, JewishGen, JRI-PL, Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Museum
using her maiden name and variations of her first name
Needed information: Are there any other options I may have missed for research?
Is there a way to find her marriage certificate? I would like to find
out if there are
any surviving family members. Additionally, I would like to find out what
happened to her parents Zelig and Mindla (my ggp) when they returned
to be with her.
Amy T. Wisotsky
Louisville, Kentucky USA