Emlekezik Holocaust Heroes

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This family has its roots in Hungary and Germany. Many family members were murdered during the Holocaust. Other loved ones survived Death Camps and Labor camps. A few family members made it to America before the war only to become haunted with the pain of survival. This collection of photos pays tribute to these heroes. May Hashem Avenge Their Blood - השם יקום דמם
Sura Feiga Klein  circa 1938 cropped
Sura Feiga Weisz Klein lived in Bilky, Ukraine. She had ten children with her husband Zsigmond. When their youngest child was only two-years-old, Zsigmond unexpectedly died of an infection. For the next twenty-five years, Sura raised her children while having to run the family business. 1n 1944, Sura, her daughter Bella, another daughter Eva, a son Lipot, two nieces, and two nephews were among the 435,000 Hungarian Jews who were forced to Auschwitz. From these loved ones of this family, only one daughter survived the Murder Camp. The remaining, including Sura, were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. May Hashem Avenge Their Blood. השם יקום דמם
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Hanni Branstadter circa 1935 cropped
Hanni Brandstadter lived in Leipzig, Germany. She worked in the fur business while raising her only child. In October 1938, Hanni and her daughter Erika Weiser were among the 17,000 Jews deported to Poland. This occurred a month after Great Britain, France, and Italy attempted to appease Hitler by allowing the annexation by Germany of Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia. For the next several years, Hanni and her daughter were enslaved in the Krakow Ghetto. In 1941, Hanni and her daughter were sent to Międzyrzec Podlaska where few Jews survived the mass murders by the Nazis and their collaborators. Hanni was murdered in the Holocaust. Her only child, Erika Weiser, survived Auschwitz. May Hashem Avenge Her Blood. השם יקום דמה
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Lipot-Klein-Family
The Lipot Klein/Johànna Hàni Josovic Family lived in Bilky, Ukraine. The three children were Zikmund, Eva, and Abraham. When he was a teenager, the father Lipot loved to draw and wanted to be an artist. He applied and was accepted to study at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts. His father forbid Lipot to go. Lipot, against the wishes of his father, then joined the army and fought in World War I. After his father unexpectedly died, Lipot burned his artwork and never drew again. In 1944, twenty-five years after WWI, 435,000 Hungarian Jews, including this honest, loving family, were rounded up and transported to the Murder Camp Auschwitz. The children of Lipot and Johanna were 8, 15, and 16 when they were gassed at Auschwitz along with their parents. May Hashem Avenge Their Blood. השם יקום דמם
Izabella Klein Headshot
Izabella Klein was called Bella by her family and friends. She was born in 1907 and lived in Bilky, Ukraine. Bella was only eleven-years-old when her father died in 1918. As Bella grew older, she chose to remain with her widowed mother to provide much needed help. In 1944, Bella was thirty-six-years -old. She was sent to Auschwitz with her mother, a sister, a brother, nephews, and nieces. When they arrived at the murder camp, the Nazis first separated Bella from her mother. Bella pleaded to remain with her mother. The Nazis granted her wish and led them together to the gas chambers. The Nazis and their collaborators murdered them both. May Hashem Avenge Their Blood. השם יקום דמם
Izrael Klein 1930 Belgium
Izrael Klein was born in Bilky, Ukraine in 1905. He loved to play the violin. When he could not practice with a violin, Izrael would practice his finger movements on a broomstick. In 1930, Izrael Klein moved to Belgium seeking a different life than the one found in the small town of his youth. By then, Hitler had published Mein Kampf in 1925 and an economic depression had spread throughout the world. Eventually, Izrael was arrested by the Nazis in Belgium. In 1942, at the age of thirty-six, Izrael was sent to Auschwitz. This kind, talented artist was murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. May Hashem Avenge His Blood. השם יקום דמו
tomas-kohn-salute-cropped.jpg
Tomas Kohn was the son of Nicholas Kohn and Eva Klein Kohn. He was born in Czechoslovakia in 1936. In 1944, Tomas and his mother were rounded up and forced to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Tomas was taken from his mother, stripped naked, and led into the showers. Instead of water, poisonous Zyklon B gas poured down. The nine-year-old child suffocated to death after suffering for many minutes. The murdered body of this beautiful, innocent, sweet child was then dragged to the ovens and burned. Years later, when his parents died, they left instructions to be cremated. Just like their son. May Hashem Avenge His Death. השם יקום דמו
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Adolf Kohn and Berta Rappaport Kohn With Grandson Robby
Adolf Kohn and Berta Rappaport Kohn are with their grandson Robby. In May 1944, this family sent to Auschwitz and murdered upon their arrival by the Nazis and their collaborators. May Hashem Avenge Their Blood. השם יקום דמם
Robby Neufeld
At Auschwitz, Robby Neufeld was taken from his mother Georgette Kohn Neufeld. Robby was murdered at Auschwitz. He was about five-years-old.
Erika Weiser Klein Photo From Krakow Registration Form
In 1940, Erika Weiser was twenty-one. She had been deported from Leipzig, Germany in 1938 to Poland and was forced into the Krakow Ghetto. Erika was finally liberated in 1945. She had been a prisoner at Auschwitz. Her mother and first husband were murdered in the Holocaust.
Hanni Branstadter circa 1935
Hanni Brandstadter lived in Leipzig, Germany. She worked in the fur business while raising her only child. In October 1938, Hanni and her daughter Erika Weiser were among the 17,000 Jews deported to Poland. This occurred a month after Great Britain, France, and Italy attempted to appease Hitler by allowing the annexation by Germany of Sudetenland in western Czechoslovakia. For the next several years, Hanni and her daughter were enslaved in the Krakow Ghetto. In 1941, Hanni and her daughter were sent to Międzyrzec Podlaska where few Jews survived the mass murders by the Nazis and their collaborators. Hanni was murdered in the Holocaust. Her only child, Erika Weiser, survived Auschwitz.
Sura Feiga Klein  circa 1938
Sura Feiga Weisz Klein lived in Bilky, Ukraine. She had ten children with her husband Zsigmond. When their youngest child was only two-years-old, Zsigmond unexpectedly died of an infection. For the next twenty-five years, Sura raised her children while having to run the family business. 1n 1944, Sura, her daughter Bella, another daughter Eva, a son Lipot, two nieces, and two nephews were among the 435,000 Hungarian Jews who were forced to Auschwitz. From these loved ones of this family, only one daughter survived the Murder Camp. The remaining, including Sura, were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. May Hashem Avenge Their Blood. השם יקום דמם
Izabela Klein With Friend
Bella Klein is on the left. Notice the KB embroidery on her outfit. Bella was murdered at Auschwitz with her mother.
Klein Family With Mother Annotated Names
Eva Klein and Menhard Klein are the only two who survived the Holocaust. Grandma Sura, Aunt Bella, Cousin Eva, Cousin Thomas, Cousin Abraham were all murdered at Auschwitz.