Yom HaShoah, 2020

Jennifer Mendelsohn
2 min readApr 21, 2020

Every year on Yom HaShoah, I pause and remember the many members of my family murdered during the Holocaust. Sadly, each year, as I do more research, the list of names grows longer.

For more background on my family’s Holocaust experience, see this post.

In Memorium:

Shmiel Jäger 1895–1943

Ester Schneelicht Jäger 1896–1942

Leah “Lorka” Jäger 1920–1943

Frydka Jäger 1922–1943

Ruchele Jäger 1925–1941

Bronia Jäger 1929–1942

Shewa Jäger Hallemann 1871–1943

Nuchim Hallemann 1870–1942

Ernst Hallemann ?-1942

Isaac Moses Hallemann 1896–1942

Clara Mandelbaum Hallemann 1896–1942

Eva Hallemann 1927–1942

Beata Rachel Hallemann 1933–1942

Lotte Hallemann Dodeles 1900–1942

Isaac Dodeles 1900–1943

Bessie Dodeles 1930–1943

Manfred Dodeles 1933–1944

Ruth Hallemann 1905–1942

Kate Hallemann 1907–1943

Ralph Krausz 1934–1943

Dvora Jäger Kosiner 1880–1943

Jacob Kosiner 1880–1943

Ferdinand Jäger 1882–1944

Mary Kallman Jäger 1887–1944

Hans Jäger ?-1944

Gunther Heidemann 1913–1944

Berta Nussenblatt Eisenberg 1884–1943

Paula Eisenberg 1909–1942

Leah Eisenberg 1940–1942

Hersch Nussenblatt 1895–1942

Lena Nussenblatt Knoll 1893–1942

Max Chaim Knoll ?-1942

Sally Nussenblatt Scheiner 1886–1942

Bluma Mendelsohn Silberman 1889–1942

Moses Silberman 1893–1942

Hana Mendelsohn Cantor 1879–1941

Kopel Cantor 1880–1941?

Chava Mendelsohn and her husband Jacob (Last name unknown.)

Their children, Salcia and Max

Frieda Mendelsohn Poppelaner 1887–1941

Leiser Poppelaner 1883–1941

Nechama Poppelaner 1922–1941

Sarah Poppelaner 1927–1941

Aaron Mendelsohn 1866–1942

Hena Taube Schklyarsky Mendelsohn 1872–1942

Lieb Hirsch Mendelsohn 1898–1945

Ernystyna Rosenstrauch Mendelsohn 1904-?

Abraham Moshe Mendelsohn 1892-?

Sara Ajfer Mendelsohn 1892-?

Halina Mendelsohn 1921-?

Schulem Mendelsohn 1896-?

Fruma Chardak Mendelsohn 1899-?

Dyna Mendelsohn Narwa 1902-?

Benjamin Narwa 1900-?

Eva Mendelsohn 1910-?

Franya Mendelsohn 1914-?

Scheine Rivka Mendelsohn Westerman 1872–1942?

Schaje Westerman ?-1942

Judith Westerman Wasserman 1909–1942

Risa Lea Mendelsohn Scherr 1875–1942

Scheindel Birnbaum Rossler 1874–1942

Esther Wexner Scheller 1879-?

My great-grandfather Meyer Stanger’s sister, name unknown.

And all the many members of the Pertman, Szjarfstejn, Wejland, Chudy, Garbiarz, Rozman and Rubinstein families of Wohyn, Międzyrzec and environs.

May they all rest in peace. They are not forgotten.

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Jennifer Mendelsohn

Old school journo. #resistancegenealogy creator. Recovering Long Islander. No, your name wasn’t changed at Ellis Island.