Information on descendants of Schindler's List #poland #holocaust

Barbara L. Kornblau

In the year 2000, I first learned that there was a Kornblau on Schindler's list. I posted on the listserv back then asking if anyone knew if there was group of Schindler's list survivors I could contact. I got no responses. Jakob Kornblau, who was one Schindler's list was born on March 29, 1908. I would love to be able to contact his descendants. Does anyone know of any information or records about descendants of people on Schindler's list? Thanks.

Barbara L. Kornblau

Susan J. Gordon

I suggest that you try looking through the book, Schindler's Legacy, by Elinor J Brecher, (pub 1994), which contains chapters/stories about 30+ survivors, but Jakob Kornblau is not listed on the contents page where those in the book appear. However, he might be in one or more of the chapters/stories. Unfortunately, the book lacks an index, which is a serious flaw. Other than that, it's a good book, and probably available in libraries or for sale at Amazon....

Years ago, I heard Poldek Pfefferberg speak at a college in CA, and met him afterwards. He's not in this book, also, but he's the person who inspired Keneally to write Schindler's list.(PP owned a shoe store in Beverly Hills, where Keneally walked in, looking for shoes. When PP heard he was a writer, he said, "I've got a story for you!"  I wrote about our meeting for The Jewish Week of NY but it's not online. (If you'd like to read it, I can send you a copy).

Good luck!
Susan J Gordon
New York