Monday, December 29, 2014

Heart Attack

On December 12, 2014, I had a mild heart attack. I was rowing on the Concept II Ergometer on Friday afternoon when about eight minutes into what usually would have been a 10,000 meter row, I got chest pain and tightness. I continued to row for another 12 minutes, but the tightness did not go away.

 Linda was out playing music so I decided to call 911 for an ambulance to take me to the ER. They got here pretty quickly. I wrote a note to Linda about what was happening. After I lay down in the ambulance the pain went away, but it was still a good idea to get evaluated. I wasn't scared. I was more curious. Probably in denial. I had made it 17 years farther than my dad.

Here are some of the ideas that passed into my mind as I waited through the week in the hospital.

My father Norman Jacobowitz had had his first heart attack at age 55 in Los Angeles. Then he decided to stay there. So I had been expecting my own heart attack, but just didn't know when. Norm had smoked heavily as a young man -- Pall Malls. I smoked for about ten years between graduating from high school in 1960 and getting Bell's Palsy in Los Angeles in 1970.

I decided that I should not continue bad habits, so I quit. Linda tried to quit as well, but it certainly wasn't as easy for her as for me. I was able to just ignore the difficulty. She was envious and pissed that it was relatively easy for me.

When we moved to Vermont, I got into bicycling and then one winter I tried running with Bear, our Malamute.  I had tried running in North Carolina because a friend Marilyn Rall in Grad School used to run a mile a day in the late afternoon. Surely I could do that. I tried running around the block we lived on in Carrboro and was wiped out about half way. But in Vermont things went better.

When we first moved to Winooski I rode my bike up to Colchester and was passed by a guy on a snappier bike. A challenge, but ride fast is what I wanted to do.

On Pearl Street in Burlington in the years just before we were married, I was running 3 miles a day in the mornings. I could hardly walk down the stairs to start, but after heading out on the run, things got smoother before I climbed Cliff Street. By the time I was into the third mile, I was running pretty fast.

The Plattsburgh Marathon was happening in May of 1975 across Lake Champlain, so I figured I could run ten miles to train, and then finish the marathon. I did that in 3:53 minutes. When I got home I couldn't climb the front stairs. Matthew Zettimer ran with me. He had many more issues about being so physically active.

Once I got into running I realized that I was chronically depressed. Running lifted the cloud that I hadn't known I had. I ran well for about 10 years from the early '70s to the mid '80s, although the high point was 1980, when Saul was born and I ran 3:03:52 at the Dartmouth Medical School Marathon.
In all I ran 11 marathons, including three Bostons as a "bandit." These runs came into my memory as I found myself reviewing my physical life.

Sean McMahon was the ER cardiologist who treated me Friday night. He lives in our neighborhood and has very nice eyes. There was a gang of about 7 docs who oversaw my case. Kevin Carey did the catheritization procedure on Saturday morning assisted by Naveen Seecheran, a Clinical Instructor. They don't call it a surgery because nothing is really cut. They inserted a catheter in my right arm and threaded it up to my heart where they found two blockages. They use radioactive dye to make images of the arteries as they go. Two stents were expanded to undo the blockages. This is known as a "subcutaneous cardiovascular intervention." Only about a third of these are successful, because you can't cover up the whole stent.

Dr. Carey or Seecheran said that my heart was now better than ever. We'll see. Actually my heart has been pretty good. I have run 11 marathons, the fastest in 3:03; I won the Stowe Bike Race Novice Class in 1976; I have climbed Mt Washington on my bike; I raced the Burlington Criterium and the NH/VT Regional championship. I won the Northern New England Indoor Rowing Championship in my age group; That sent me to the World Indoor Rowing Championships, CRASH-Bs, in Boston. So it would be hard for my heart to improve over those historical performances.

After the successful procedure I went into a condition that looked like a stroke or a mini-seizure. I was not processing language and could not speak (aphasia). "I can't talk," is how I put it when I recovered enough to comment at all. The word "this" seemed to me to be pronounced with an unvoiced th, like "thistle."

How long do stents laste? They have to be installed correctly, not covering everything, or 2/3 of drug-covered stents will malfunction.

Doctors and Nurses:

Call Zahid Parvez Shaikh on Monday 29 Dec, 2014.
Listed on my discharge papers are Daniel L. Wolfson (a fine name, but I don't remember meeting him); John Fitzgerald (ditto); and William E. Hopkins. I did see his name on the white board each day, but again, I don't remember meeting him. Naveen Anand Seecheran came by several mornings and seemed quite pleasant and focussed.

Neurologists: Shaikh and Katherine Ann Wayman.
Scott Luria, my primary physician, came by, but he defers to the neurologists about taking me off the anti-seizure. There were never any signs of a seizure or stroke (except for the severe aphasia.)
They don't know what caused the Nstemi (Non-St Elevated Myocardial Infarction). But they are treating me for several possible causes:
Stroke, Seizure, Infection (a course of anti-biotic)

Medications:
- Aspirin (Keep plaque from adhering)
- Keppra (levetiracetam) anti-epileptic drug; used to treat partial onset seizures; 
Side effects: 
  • Aggressive or angry
  • cough or hoarseness
  • dry mouth
  • irritability
  • mental depression
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • trouble sleeping
  • clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • loss of memory
  • outburst of anger
I am pushing hard to get off the anti-seizure meds that are making me irritable and unstable, The neurologist said they were "covering their bases," but you know what she was thinking. Since they don't know what caused the mental event they are treating every possible cause. They gave me a sheet on reducing stress and a sheet of side effects of KEPPRA that includes ANGER, IRRITABILITY, DEPRESSION. LOSS OF MEMORY and AGGRESSIVE. Why give this to a guy who already is pretty judgmental when there is really no evidence that I had a stroke?

- Plavix  (clopidogrel) keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions. Plavix is used to prevent blood clots after a recent heart attack or stroke, and in people with certain disorders of the heart...
Side Effects:
  • Chest pain  (not yet)
  • collection of blood under the skin
  • deep, dark purple bruise
  • itching, pain, redness, or swelling
  • pain in general
  • red or purple spots on the skin, varying in size from pinpoint to large bruises
- Lipitor  (atorvastatin)  (Lowers cholesterol) belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Lipitor reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Side Effects:http://www.drugs.com/sfx/lipitor-side-effects.html

Speech and Language Therapy is scheduled, but not for a month.

Upcoming early next week is an evaluation for cardio rehab with Cheryl McNeil, and an orientation to the program. Phil Ades put together a pioneering program 20 years ago. Everyone thinks it is great.

Eli came up on Tuesday through Friday and had a rational take on the situation, food and recovery. I don't remember the particulars but he asked the right questions and pushed the docs on their explanations (or inability to explain) what was going on. He and Natalie are expecting our grandson in May. I am not worried that I won't get to meet him.

What inference I take from this event is that my body will shut down when I die and I won't be aware or in pain when I go. I always imagined the end would be a quiet comfort. This may be projection, but why not take it?

On Sunday Dec 14th, 2014, Saul came up. He told me later that I seemed to understand things but I wasn't able to respond appropriately. Like I would say OK if I was asked to stick out my toungue, but I didn't do it. The neurologist wrote "Close your eyes" on my clipboard. And I read aloud it rather than do it. My mouth was very dry. I had thought about bringing the CPAP, but I didn't. They ordered one for me, but I must have been pretty out of it, because I never did use it.

I couldn't see Saul when he was on my right. It was not a surprise when he appeared, but it was obvious that my right vision was in neglect.

My favorite nurse was Bridget. She was pregnant and due in January. She told me that I fought the stent procedure and they had to hold me down to be able to do the insert. I couldn't express my objection verbally. I don't remember a thing.

Over the weekend I had an ongoing dream that I was in a hospital in the Boston area using their software to put in genealogical data, but I couldn't articulate what I wanted to put in. I thought that this facility was great so I would donate some money when the crisis passed.

Saul tells me and so did the docs that I was improving 100% a day from Tuesday. I must have been pretty incapacitated over the weekend.

Jay came up on the Friday a week after the event. He cooked a soup that would last several days and took us shopping for the kinds of foods and supplements that he was deeply convinced would be helpful. I have been trying to follow his suggestions, but I can't do the homeopathic stuff, because it is guaranteed not to have anything in it. If it utilizes the placebo effect, it should be reserved for believers. I believe in standard medicine. My primary care provider is a serious bike rider and commutes from Williston most of the year.

Linda predicted that my breakfast on Tuesday would be a pumpernickle bagle with cream cheese. I had that and wanted to document it, but I couldn't communicate that idea. Here is the documentation from the next day.
Update Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014: Went to cardiac rehab orientation at Phil Ades' well-recognized program in Burlington/South-Burlington. People say it is life-changing.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Harold Kreinik in the US Census

The indexing of census data available on Ancestry.com allows us to get right to the correct information which lets us know the ages and relationships of our family.

But then sometimes the indexing is just wrong or the census data on which it is based is wrong.

1940 Census (snippet)


The 1940 Census shows Harold Kreinik (spelled Krenik) the head of the household as a male aged 38. Jeanne, "age 10" is listed as his "daughter." She is actually Jeanne Dorfman, his wife, who would have been 34 in 1940.

Then there is Dorothy, the baby, who was surely under one year old in 1940. The idexer read the crossed out 7 as 57, which made Harold's and Jeanne's daughter well older than either of them.

Not done. Molly Dorfman, "Mot-in-Law," is listed as 39 years old. A mother-in-law barely older than her daughter? Lotsa luck on that one. She would have had Jeanne, her baby, when she was 5.

The record can be used to argue that Jeanne's father, Samuel Dorfman, probably was dead by 1940.

I think Coralie may be the only person in this record who was listed correctly, but her daughter Honey Leveen (named after her Grandfather Harold) will set us all straight.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ruth Herahs, Niece

In the 1905 New York Census I found an entry for a person described as 'niece' of Joseph and Frieda Kreinik (my great grandparents). All the rest of the children in the record are clearly my grandmother Leah and her siblings, even though 'Leah' is rendered as 'Lena.' Other misspellings lead me to think that the Census Taker did not take care to spell things correctly. Kreinik is rendered as Krenick, for example.

They are living at 2249 Broadway, Manhattan.

Joseph = Joseph Kreinik
Freda = Fanny or Frieda Krantz
Lena = Leah Kreinik Jacobowitz
Anna = Tianna Anna Kreinik Opper
Isarael = Irving or Israel Kreinick (spelled with a 'c' by his school)
Nettie = Nettie Kreinik Blatt
Mary = Mae (May) Kreinik Pepis
Celia = Celia Kreinik Rauschkolb
Ruth = the youngest, Ruthie Kreinik/Kreinick

Then there is the entry "Herahs, Ruth, Niece, W F 2 years old."
Can anyone make a guess as to who of Joseph's or Frieda's siblings might be the parent of Ruth Herahs? The Taker might have misheard the name. Names to consider are FUCHS and KRANTZ, but these do not look like what is written. Ruth H. was born in the old country (Austria, which is Austro-Hungary and probably the same part of Galicia/Poland as the family's roots in Sedziszow Mlp.)

Inline image 1

Who is this niece Ruth Herahs? Any suggestions for names that might have been misunderstood. Whose daughter is this Ruth? What happened to her later? She does not seem to be mentioned in The Kreinikle in the late 1930s.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gussie Königsberg



Gussie A. Kreinik, married to Zalmon Kreinik (1867-1933) as most assuredly not the same as Gussie Konigsberg, born in 1902. Gussie A's oldest child was born in 1903, which was only one year after Gussie Königsberg was born.

Julien Grassen-Barbe, also known as Yonatan Kraselnik, is a musician, according to his Facebook page.

I spoke by phone with Julien, from the south of France. He had noticed my Geni profile of Gussie Kreinik (Königsberg), and he thought she might be a reason she had the same name as his great aunt (grandmother's sister) from Sedziszow Mlp.

October 18, 2014: My grand mother Bat Sheva Kraselnik born Königsberg was born in 1908 in Sedziszow Maloposki. She was the daughter of the shohet Hersch Leib Königsberg who was born in 1877 or 1876 in the same shtetl. His parents were Samuel Königsberg who was born in Sieniawa and came from a famous hassidic family of cohanim and shohetim and Leine Elkie Ropper who was born in Sedziszow Maloposki. Bat Sheva (called Sheivah or Lucia)'s mother was Freide Reizel Weichselbaum (or Freida Reissla Königsberg (Weichselbaum)) who was from Strzyzow, the shtetl were lived her parents: Salomon Weichselbaum and Chaje Feige Weichselbaum (born Schwarz). The Weichselbaums were very religious (some of them were hassidim), as the Königsbergs. Grand-ma lived with her brothers and sisters during her childhood in Sedziszow and then, moved to Przemysl. Her mom' died at the age of 32 in Sedziszow and her father moved to New York and remarried a Chaja or Clara (maybe Gold or Goldberg). He passed away in 1938 and was burried in Mount Zion cemetery, Queens, as I understood. He was a "reverend" during several years in New York and then earned money as a clothes presser. Be careful ! "Your Gussie" was born before "mine", as I understood. You must go to read again the declaration of intention of my great grand father I sent you some years ago, you will see the birth date of "my" Gussie. Maybe, this grand-ma sister (we never heard about here in the family!!) was named after "your" Gussie Kreinik born Königsberg..and maybe my great great grand father Salomon Weichselbaum was a cousin of Salomon Leib from Tyczyn wich is a shtetl very closed from Strzyzow (I guess only10 kms [27.5 km]). I think our families were related but how, this is the question...

Shalom,

Julien
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Julien had written to me before:
Julien Grassen Barbe, 15 Sept 2013:
"1- my great grand-father Hersh Leib Königsberg was a shohet and came from the Cohen Königsberg branch who lived originally lived in Sieniawa and his area. The Königsbergs of this part of Galicia where Halberstam hassidim. They were friends with theses rebbes. All the men in the family were shohetim in Poland. People from the old generation used to say that it comes from the Middle Age and surely before. Shehita is like the avodah in the Jerusalem temple where the priests gave animals to Elohim.. I'm sure that Hersh was a knowledge man as a rabbi but I ignore if he was the leader of a kehila in Poland or in the US. I know that he lived on Delancey street and on Columbia street (Lower East Side) when he arrived in 1910. The Sedziszow synagogue was on Columbia street. "
"Recently, I discovered that my great grand father Hersh Leib Königsberg lived in the neighbourhood of the Sedziszow synagogue (N.Y. C., Lower East Side). "
Julien (Yonatan) Grassen Barbe , Sept 15 2013: "I read on internet you was related to a Gitel Königsberg (in the Kreinik family, the family of Stanley Kreinik ?) from Sedziszow. This is VERY interesting cause Gitel is a famous firstname in my grand-ma family. For example, my grand-ma first cousin was Gussie (Gitel) Königsberg."

Hersh Konigberg's children:
detail from Dossier de naturalisation de Hersh Königsberg_14 juil. 1926.jpg

(David J. hanged Bat Sheva's birth name to Königsberg to match her sister's name)
 Bat Sheva (Lusia) Kraselnik (born Königsberghttp://www.geni.com/people/Bat-Sheva-Lusia-Kraselnik/6000000011661682412
The old Sedziszower Shul on the Lower East Side of Manhattan is no longer there.
92Columbia StreetSedziszow, PolandShendishower Galizianer Erste Congregation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pauline Berger formerly Pinia Kreinik Update

Eric Kessler added more clues about Pauline Berger formerly Pinia Kreinik.

Eric is Pauline's grandson. He said that her parents were Chaim Kreinik and Elke. See the notes of the ongoing search for how Pauline/Pinia is connected to the rest of the Kreiniks.


If Stanley Kreinik is right that Pauline's mother (Walter's first cousin) was the child of Tuyve's brother Chaim, then this adds a sister, Pinia, to Chaim's other children,  Morris Kreinik; Manny KreinikJoseph _ KreinikHelena KREINIK and Marcus Lazer Kreinik. This can be checked with Ida Friedlander.

Tuyve's brother Chaim married a woman named Rivka, but she might also be known as Elke.
The evidence of her name Rivka comes from Ruth Kreinik, Rivka's grand-daughter. Rivka Kreinik 





his daughter: "Hi David, A note from my brother told me he couldn't confirm my namesake. However I'm fairly certain that my Hebrew Rivka is after my fraternal (paternal) grandmother. The grandparents never came to America...."
Ruth Kreinik Feb 24, 2013
Ruth Kreinik says: My info is hazy. I think grandfather's name was Chaim (Herb named after him) and I think I'm named after the grandmother. Not sure. (December, 2011)
[FALSE LEAD: Poland, Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, Births, 1550-1993 about Riwke Kreinik Name: Riwke Kreinik Gender: Female Birth Date: 9 Oct 1865 Birth Place: Tarnow Birth Registration Date: 1865 Father's Name: Samuel Mother's name: Reisel Other: rabbi_midw: Guttel Gottleib Film: 948421 LINE: 338  "  This may not be the right record because the parents' names do not fit. If this Rivka were Tuyve's sister, her parents would be Jacob Kreinik and Selig Lichtenthal, not Samuel and Reisel, and her maiden name would probably be something other than Kreinik (unless it's another cousin-marriage).]
 Other possible candidates for Pinia's parents are Zvie Chaim Kreinik and Gittel/Gussie. Gussie was Zvie Chaim's second wife. With his first wife, Rachel Zweifach, he had Nathan, Josef (my great-grandfather) and Aaron. With Gussie he had Josef's half-brother Zalmon.

If Zvie Chaim and Gussie are Pauline Berger's parents, then Pauline would be Walter's second cousin.

I'm leaning toward equating Rivka with Elke. REVISION. Chaim had two wives. Rivka died at Joe's childbirth and he married Elke/Elka. She then had Helena and Marcus.  29Mar2017. DWJ.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weinstein Stein Finkelstein

Susan Paris encouraged me to post some photos from her Grandma Fishy's sister.

The children Mary/Monnie, Sam, Anna/Chana, Florence/Fryma, Sylvia/Sossel, Max and Ida were born to Moishe Weinstein and Leah Chagall.

The Weinsteins changed the name to Stein, and Leah Chagall was also known as Lillie Swerdlich, Lillian Swerlik, Lena Swerk, and Leah Siegel.

Wedding Portrait
June 21, 1925
(Susan took a photo of the portrait. You can see the reflection from the glass.)

Max Finkelstein

Sylvia/Sossel Weinstein/Stein Finkelstein

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Danziger Family Photos

The family of Maer/Meyer Danziger and Razel Necha Goldberg.



Maer Danziger (1857-1928)
Razel Necha Goldberg (1856-c.1900)



Abraham Danziger (1878-1962)
Anna / Chana Danziger (1882-1957)
Mary Danziger (1887-1985)
William Danziger in 1922 (1895-1969)


William Danziger in 1936 (1895-1969)






Thursday, May 29, 2014

Danzigers in Cleveland

Susan Paris got the Western Reserve Historical Society to provide Cleveland city directories for the years 1916 through 1933. Many of the Danzigers are listed. So are some of the Stein family.

If you press on one of the pin markers on this map, you will see information about the person, event and year.

Mayer D Naturalization 1914
Category: D
Address: 41.4667079,-81.60146
Other: D

Anna wid Harry 1915
Category: D
Address: 41.4923123,-81.6641918
Other: D

Meyer peddler 1916
Category: D
Address: 41.4923123,-81.6641918
Other: D

Wm salesman 1916
Category: D
Address: 41.4923123,-81.6641918
Other: D

Abraham Danziger 1916
Category: D
Address: 41.4909328,-81.6583927
Other: D

Wm salesman 1916
Category: D
Address: 41.4923123,-81.6641918
Other: D

Anna Mrs 1916
Category: S
Address: 41.491153,-81.6582955
Other: S

Meyer peddler 1916
Category: D
Address: 41.491153,-81.6582955
Other: D

Morris Fishman Marriage/ Katz 1916
Category: F
Address: 41.5053116,-81.6715963
Other: F

Mary Katz Marriage/ Katz 1916
Category: F
Address: 41.4920386,-81.6532797
Other: F

Ralph born 1918
Category: D
Address: 41.4908069,-81.6600968
Other: D

Abraham carpenter 1918
Category: D
Address: 41.4908069,-81.6600968
Other: D

Myer peddler 1918
Category: D
Address: 41.4906175,-81.6584854
Other: D

Wm chauffeur 1918
Category: D
Address: 41.4906175,-81.6584854
Other: D

Mary Paris 1920
Category: P
Address: 41.4908633,-81.6583983
Other: P

Myer 1920
Category: D
Address: 41.4908516,-81.6584024
Other: D

Abraham carpenter 1920
Category: D
Address: 41.4603028,-81.6462068
Other: D

Anna & family Census 1920
Category: S
Address: 41.4916686,-81.650343
Other: S

Abr confr (Abraham confectioner) 1921
Category: D
Address: 41.4962662,-81.6463855
Other: D

Wm slsmn Wilson & Co bds 1921
Category: D
Address: 41.4889913,-81.656891
Other: D

Abr confr (Abraham confectioner) 1921
Category: D
Address: 41.522882,-81.606877
Other: D

Abr confr (Abraham confectioner) 1921
Category: D
Address: 41.4962662,-81.6463855
Other: D

Abr 1922
Category: D
Address: 41.4962662,-81.6463855
Other: D

Sam Stein Berengaria Man 1922
Category: S
Address: 41.4697561,-81.6032528
Other: S

Abr confr (Abraham confectioner) 1924
Category: D
Address: 41.4962662,-81.6463855
Other: D

Abr confr (Abraham confectioner) 1924
Category: D
Address: 41.4675735,-81.6008389
Other: D

Ethel bkpr 1824
Category: D
Address: 41.473042,-81.598657
Other: D

Frances 1924
Category: D
Address: 41.473042,-81.598657
Other: D

Wm slsmn N Davis Packing Co 1924
Category: D
Address: 41.532513,-81.602092
Other: D

Abr confr (Abraham confectioner) 1925
Category: D
Address: 41.473042,-81.598657
Other: D

Ethel bkpr 1925
Category: D
Address: 41.473042,-81.598657
Other: D

Evelyn clk Abr Paris 1925
Category: S
Address: 41.481443,-81.601803
Other: S

Frances sten 1925
Category: D
Address: 41.473042,-81.598657
Other: D

Phillip L. clk 1925
Category: D
Address: 41.481443,-81.601803
Other: D

Wm slsmn 1925
Category: D
Address: 41.532513,-81.602092
Other: D

Florence Stein Marriage/ Bauer 1925
Category: S
Address: 41.467838,-81.597239
Other: S

Sam Bauer Marriage/ Bauer 1925
Category: S
Address: 41.467838,-81.597239
Other: S

Wm v-pres State Packing Co 1927
Category: D
Address: 41.481443,-81.601803
Other: D

Helen typist 1927
Category: D
Address: 41.5325149,-81.624671
Other: D

Mayer (Square Deal Iron & Metal) 1927
Category: D
Address: 41.481443,-81.601803
Other: D

Abr carp 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.458318,-81.583656
Other: D

Evelyn clk, Bd of Educ 1928
Category: S
Address: 41.481443,-81.601803
Other: S

Howard usher 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.465552,-81.58836
Other: D

Frances slsldy 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.465552,-81.58836
Other: D

Wm v-pres State Packing Co 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.5289654,-81.6030308
Other: D

Helen typist 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.5325149,-81.624671
Other: D

Phillip L. sten Mut Supply Co 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.481443,-81.601803
Other: D

Mayer D death cert 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.4667079,-81.60146
Other: D

William D death cert 1928
Category: D
Address: 41.4678342,-81.601601
Other: D

Morris Leah Stein Census 1930
Category: S
Address: 41.469051,-81.600804
Other: S

Morris Stein Death Cert 1933
Category: S
Address: 41.469465,-81.599293
Other: S




Monday, May 19, 2014

Hazel Cicilia Jacobowitz

First week of August.
Laura reports a flower expedition.
Birth Announcement
She's almost done.
July 10, 2014.
Laura posted the Hazel on White on Monday, June 16, 2014.We got to see her like this on our visit to Hazelville.


Hazel Cicilia Jacobowitz
Born 5/18/2014 10:43pm
7lbs 10.7 ounces, 20.5 inches
Hazel Cicilia Jacobowitz
Was born 5/18/2014 10:43 pm

We are beyond happy to introduce our little daughter to the rest of the family.

We are all healthy & getting our rest.




And Saul's Infant Photo from 1980 for Comparison.


Linda's 68th Birthday Party with Saul and Hazel

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sędziszów Małopolski, 1994

In 1994, Celia Siegel and her sister Jenny Goodman visited Sędziszów Małopolski. She sent these photos. Thanks to Howie, Celia and Jenny for the story.
 1-Celia Siegel on the highway to Sedziszow Malopolski
 2-Polish family that helped us and their store on the main road.
 3-Celia, her sister, Jenny Goodman, march to find the Silverman  Home
 4-It's got to be around here somewhere, 1927 was so long ago.
 5-Oldest neighbor (right) remembers nothing.
 6-Then, she remembered. The bleicher, the tinsmith...
 7-YES, THAT WAS OUR FATHER
 8-You look like your mother, short...
 9-The ancient lady told us, That's your house.
 10-Howie and Celia Siegel in Front of Silverman Home
 11-Then we walked to the Jewish Cemetery.


Another picture from 1994.
 12-Not a long walk
 13-Grave for the 400 old and young murdered on the spot.
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14-The Memorial at the foot of the mass grave.