Sima Tannenbaum (Simieticka)

The eldest of two daughters, Sima Simieticka was born on March 8th, 1923 to a family of tailors in Warsaw. Her father left the family for Russia when she was only two years old – going to the newly-established...

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Ann Monka (Stoliwitzky)

Ann Monka, was born in Lida, Poland in 1929 and was the youngest of three children born to Leon and Sarah Stoliwitzky. Her family, including her older brother and sister, Michael and Bella, lived in a middle-class neighborhood in...

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Sonia (Sheine Sima) Kinn (Rotapel Kinkulkin)

Sonia Kinn, Sheine Sima Rotapel Kinkulkin, was born on May 14, 1922 in the shtetl of Mishnietz in North Central Poland near the city of Lomza, to Moshe and Bluma Gittel Rotapel. She had two sisters, Zlota (Sylvia, who...

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Philip (Feivel) Kinn (Kinkulkin)

Philip Kinn was born Feivel Kinkulkin in the town of Ivie in northeastern Poland on May 14, 1914 to Efraim Kinkulkin and Sarah Boyarsky Kinkulkin. The family made their living in horse-trading, blacksmithing, and by farming their small plot...

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Moshe Baran

Born in 1920 in the predominantly Jewish town of Horodok, Poland, Moshe Baran was the eldest of four children. In 1941, when Moshe was just 21 years of age, the Nazis stormed through his hometown. A few months after...

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