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 188 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 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 ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 496 {y94}
    ... some nourish-ment. Among them you could find : a water carrier, a "Shamash" (caretaker of a synagogue), or a poor man hurrying to go for prayers. All these people were given hot coffee and cake. According to Jewish law, eating bread before the prayers was forbidden by the orthodox Jews. As we children got up for school the last guest left the house. When I was growing up I wondered why my Grandmother spoke so little about my Fathtr. She seemed to have vowed, to live with that painful secret in her heart until the end of her life. She took her sorrow and grief, with her to her grave. One ARYEH (LOSHEK) SEELENFREUND, M.A. never preached Zionism but committed himself to it, body and soul. When he graduated from his studies as a lawyer he emigrated to Palestine where he worked ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 535 {y94}
    ... drawn aside and there was a thrilling sensation of a game of chance : "How much was he going to give ?" For the children the American was a giant, dcscen-dant of those mentioned in the Pentateuch. He was usually a tall man, his distended belly encompassed by a golden chain, with golden rings on his fingers, a straw hat, a colored tie and head held high, unlike the people of the shtetl. He was most impressive. Though he spoke like an ordinary man, in Yiddish, from time to time he would he would let fall some strange, incomprehensible words, the like of which had never been heard of, not even from the elders; words and absorption at the time provided no practical solu-tion to the pressing need for emigration. Major efforts were therefore directed at America, of which all they knew ...

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