Records of the Sovoka family in the All Galicia Database

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Records of the Sovoka family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 187 search results for the surname Sovoka at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 381 {y94}
    ... in awe — he was an orphan : Then I would glance at my own father, to make sure he was still there. Zvi grew up at one stroke, became serious. The duties of the household now devolved upon him and he began helping his mother to make a living. His mother was highly encouraged by his attitude of devotion respect towards her, which made the burden of her widowhood lighter. She spoke of this with great pride to all her neighbours. Zvi continued his observance of all the tenets, was a member of the ,,Shomer Hadati’* and went to pray at another synagogue. As I have said, he was older than me and had his own friends. In time the ties between the two of us weakened; each one went his way and had his own occupations. Though we rarely met we remained friends. With the outbreak of war life ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 385 {y94}
    ... connections for such a long time ? Our meeting was highly emo-tional and they received me cordially and warmly, as one welcomes a survivor. All the remnants of the Holocaust from our town, those with no relatives in the country, knew only one address in Tel-Aviv — Yehoshua Roth. Their apart-ment, consisting of one room and a shared kitchen, in which they lived with their two daughters (before the birth of Tzvika, long may he live) was spacious enough to take in anyone who came to them. I shall never forget the scene when I first entered the home of Yehoshua and Adele. As I opened the door leading to their room I saw an enlarged picture of a beautiful baby girl on the wall. I pulled up short, feeling a chill down my spine. I knew that picture... it was a photograph of their eldest ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 424 {y94}
    151 promise of a glowing future. He graduated from the Warsaw University with a golden diploma and was a gifted orator. At one time he appeared at a mass meeting on the first of May in the theatre square and spoke after the socialist leader Niedzialkovski. After Lushek’s speech the crowd shouted "Long live the workers of Palestine !״ This was a period of extreme and violent anti-semitism, and a special group of political Jewish re-sistance had been organized by the socialists to pro-tect this "golden youth", as he was called. My sister and I lived through all the horrors of the war. Henrika (Risha), my senior, studied law before ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 448 {y94}
    ... in the 109000 series. These poor wretches never knew when they were being called by number in Polish or German so that, in addition to the usual indignities suffered by all the prisoners, they were beaten for refusing to answer when summoned. Not understanding their language it was hard for us, too, to establish contact with them. But we learnt from those who spoke Hebrew that the tentacles of the Nazi octopus in occupied Europe had penetrated every corner containing a Jewish community. Using their well-known methods of misinformation, threats, murderous terror, isolation and segregation of the victims, they did their work systematically and effi-ciently. We spent two weeks at the so-called Birkenau ,,quarantine", a period which I do not intend to describe. Thence the prisoners ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 479 {y94}
    ... the prisoners in barracks number 23. I put the order into motion. The barracks con-tained several rooms, all of them with straw spread on the floors. The order was carried out immediately. Right after that several German officers came to our barracks and examined us "from top to bottom". One of them asked who among the prisoners spoke German perfectly. A young Jewish man named Eisenberg from Bielsko came over and claimed that he spoke German well. He was a tall, good-looking man with a French style mustache and pleas-ing personality. A German officer interrogated him and on the spot assigned him as interpretor to the German command. It is important to take note that the young man, Mr. Eisenberg in his position of in-terpretor was favorable to the Jewish prisoners and with his kind attitude ...

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