JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRUKSZTEIN /BRUCKSTEIN from Poland #general


Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I hope that someone can help me find information about - preferably descendants
of - the below mentioned BRUKSZTEINs.

It is not my family, but I am trying to help an 84 years old holocaust survivor,
Jakub, who came to Denmark after the persecutions in the late 1960ies in Poland.
He doesn't speak or write English, and he does not have a computer.

He is - as far as he knows - the last surviving member of his father's family.
But his father had brothers and a sister who emigrated to the US, and he is hoping
to find a relative, a descendant, of one of them.

I am trying myself to find more information through all the on-line databases,JGFF,
etc., but it takes time and Jakub is ill so time is running out. Therefore I hope
for a bit of luck - that someone among you might know of his family.

Here is the information he gave me and what I have found out >from the Internet till
now:

Jakub's father:
Zelig BRUKSZTEIN, born 1878, Kolo, Poland; died 1941, Chelmo. He had the following
siblings presumably they all changed their surname in the US to BROOKS:

1) Hinda BRUKSZTEIN (unknown destiny)
2) Sender BRUKSZTEIN / BROOKS. Emigrated before WWI to the US. His destiny is
unknown. Sender and his sister Bluma (see below), arrived 8. Jun 1907 to New York
with the ship Baltic >from Liverpool. He was 24 years old, born in Kolo, Poland,
and unmarried when he arrived in New York. The were going to their brother J.
Brooks, 251-1-2 ?? 13th Street, New York.

3) Jacob BRUKSZTEIN / BROOKS, died ca. 1920 (my friend is named for him). He
emigrated before WWI to the US arriving 16. May 1900 in New York with the ship
Grosser Kurfurst >from Bremen He was years old and married. He is going to his uncle
(no name given), the address unfortunately illegible.

4) MICHAL BRUKSZTEIN / BROOKS. Emigrated before WWI to the US and sailed 4 Aug
1920 >from Le Havre with S/S Rochambeau and arrived 13. Aug 1920 in New York. He
was 30 years old, and unmarried when he arrived in New York. He is going to his
brother: A. Brookes, 129 Vernon Av., Brooklyn, New York. (My guess is that A.
Brookes could be his brother Sender (Alexander)). In the Bronx directory 1931 there
are two by the name Michael Brooks: Brooks, Michael 1314 2 av and Brooks, Michael
712 9 av In 1946 Michael lived in the Bronx when he last had contact with the
European family.

5) Bluma BRUKSZTEIN Emigrated before WWI to the US together with Sender(see above).
She was 10 years old. They were going to their brother J. Brooks, 251-1-2 ?? 13th
Street, New York.

I sincerely hope that someone can help Jakub.

Thanking you in anticipation, I send you all my best wishes



Elsebeth Paikin, President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
&
SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk