Does anyone know any survivors from Krinki/krinik #poland


Survivors from Krinki/Krynki, Poland near Lithuanian border c. 1914?


Hi, all of my mother's family was from Krynki.  My grandfather was still there until 1924 or so.  Please contact me at my gmail account.  jschonholz@...   Would love to talk.



My mother's family were tanners from Krynki, the Tursky's (Turski). They left in 1921. Feel free to get in touch: randi.kepecs@...

Roger Browdy

My wife’s father’s family came from Krynki and later moved to Bialystok.  Their name was Suchonitzki.  We visited Krynki in 2004 or 2005.  We had family photographs that were taken in the cemetery of Krynki.  When we were there, we could figure out approximately where her ancestor’s grave was by comparing the background, which had not changed, and some distinctive headstones, which were all pretty much destroyed.  It was harder because of the coat of snow on the ground while we were there.  Our guide talked to a local who said that many of the gravestones had been used to build a community center not far away. 


We don’t know what relatives remained in Krynki during the war and who survived.  My wife’s father moved to Israel in the 30’s prior to the war. 


I responded to jschonholz with my email address.  If people interested in this topic will write to her, perhaps she can start an email group to correspond among ourselves.  When we have such a group I can send some old family photographs of Krynki and our photographs from our trip there in 2004 or 2005.


Roger and Irith Browdy


i sent you an email, a copy of one i sent to another responder to my inquiry about family connections to the town named Krinki. I hope to hear back from you.


My father's family were also tanners from Krinki. here's a letter i sent to another person who responded to my inquiry.
Hi there, My return mail will take some time as i just had surgery to two damaged fingers so instead of very fast typing, which i am capable of, i will be typing "hunt and peck" style. 
My father's family history dated (without any documentation) to well before the middle of the 19th century in that town's primary industry, leather tanning. Dad was one of the younger sons of eleven  plus 3 daughters with an ultra-orthodox attitude toward Judaism(it seemed he was actually obsessively religious from a wide variety of reports) who knew only the leather whip to use to discipline his children. All of the family worked in the leather factories and it must have been terrible work with all the chemicals being used at the time. Dad's older brothers joined the revolutionaries (whites, not reds) and by 1914, were wanted by the reds or by the tsar's army so they escaped through Germany to ship out to America. three of his sibs became fruit peddlers in northern New Jersey (horse-drawn wagons) and had a wagon waiting for my father when he could escape, too. Gradually, all if his sibs emigrated except for his eldest sib, Frumke, who was, against their father's wishes, finally brought out of Krinki, with her 8 children AND her parents, very late in the 1930's, to board ship for the US. They were refused entry into the US as Roosevelt claimed our immigration quota from eastern Europe (substitute "Jews" for eastern Europe) was full so they were admitted into Canada(Montreal) where they established themselves in various jobs, including a chocolate factory! A couple of years later, mu g'parents were moved tom live with their eldest sons in New Jersey. Within 2 years, both of my g'parents died. It is claimed their death was due to malnutrition as my g'father refused to eat food at his children's tables as it was not fit (adequately kosher) to eat and could not be dissuaded from that idea. As i said earlier, he certainly was religiously obsessed.
Any way, their stories are interesting to few as it is not all that unusual but i and my 6 sibs are products of that history. 
Google Maps does show Krinki as sort of a widening of the road with a few buildings still there. Since the holocaust, i understand there are no records remaining of its residents. those records would have been kept in the schuls.
Our extended family have done their own diaspora with some in Israel and other scattered around the US. Our family name in Krinki was Sturmach; changed somewhere/somehow to Stollman. I hope i have not overly bored you with this superficial photograph of my family.
i hope you are and stay healthy. I am open to further conversations.


i would be interested in joining a Krinki "group". Our family's soul seems to have been derived from the Krinki experience, good or bad. i have some experiences i would be willing to share relating to Krinki's history, especially of early 1900's.

Max Heffler

I have worked on the Krynki Yizkor Book written by survivors’ landsmanshaft  “Former Residents of Krynki in Israel”:


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i would be interested in joining a Krinki "group". Our family's soul seems to have been derived from the Krinki experience, good or bad. i have some experiences i would be willing to share relating to Krinki's history, especially of early 1900's.


Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project:


I just started reading about the "Former Residents of Krinki in Israel" and will comment later.


Murray, your Stollman/Sturmach family and mine are related through your grandmother Nechama/Naomi Epstein.  She was my third great Aunt.  The information you posted matches what I've found over the years and I'd love to exchange further information when your fingers allow.  I have your father's generation being 4 females and 5 males so I'm interested in figuring out who I'm missing and about their lives.  Also of course, any photos you might have from Krynki or of our mutual ancestors.  

Someone mentioned upthread a Krynki "group" I'd like to be included in that as well.   

Thank you!


Other Kyrnki familial names :    Chaskes, Gershune, Greenberg, Tarlofsky, Epstein, Shuster, Berman

Bob Silverstein

I would be interested in a Krinki group.  If anyone is likewise interested, contact me.


Bob Silverstein

I am trying to start a Krynki group.  If you are interested, email me.

Irwin Keller

I would be interested in a Krynki group. My family came to Chicago from Krynki and Kolonja Izaaka around 1904, and were active in Chicago's Krinker Verein. A note to the Epsteins and Suchonitzky's upthread: check out your families' possible involvement at Kolonja Izaaka here: 


Three of my grandparents are from Krynki.  I would also be interested in forming a Krynki interest group!

Surnames are Sofer, Sklar, Jedwab...  I know that some members of the Sofer family were bakers.  

Terry Sklair Taylor


Hello, everyone.  My husband's family (Wolf) all came from Krynki; we have the Yizkor book.  We know of two survivors - my father-in-law, Samuel Wolf; and his first cousin, Lola Wolf.  Some of the family were in the transportation industry (my FIL survived the war being a driver for the Russians), and some were in the tanning business as well.  Lola survived because her father paid an employee (not Jewish) to hide her in their basement for the duration.  My husband, Mark, would also like to be in a Krynki group if you all form one.

Hilary Wolf


Hello, All!  My husband's father, Samuel Wolf z'l, and his entire family were from Krynki.  We have the 'Pinchas Krynki" yizkor book at home which has quite a few pictures in it.  Sam and his cousin, Lola, were the only two survivors in the family - except of course the ones who had already emigrated to New York.  Sam survived the war as a driver for the Russian army, due to his part of the family being in the Transportation business.  Lola survived the war by being hidden in the basement of a former employee of her father's.  My husband, Mark, would be interested in a Krynki group as well.

Hilary Wolf


I will reply privately but I just wanted to say here how this could be a match as I have a Wolfwich from Krinky. Don't let emails like this pass you by!

Grodno and Sokolka: TIKOTZINSKI---> EPSTEIN
Minsk: SPUND


My family (Pruzanski) in particular my father Tewel, was a very close friend of Lola Resnick (Wolf). My parents visited her very often and she also made a trip to see our family in Australia in 1973. I have emailed some of the names in this group who provided their emails and would appreciate anyone making a group to discuss our Krynki ancestry. Those of our family who emigrated mainly to Australia in the late 1940's, had survived the Holocaust by having been deported to Siberia by the Russians who entered Krynki prior to the Nazis. Any of our family who were not deported, perished at the hands of the Nazis. Today we have many families descended from the 18 odd first cousins who survived, and in March, 2020 we had an incredible weekend reunion of all of those descendants. Love to hear from fellow Krinkers.