The Story of the Survivors
39 people of Jewish origin survived the German occupation of the city by hiding for 22 months in a basement under the Wołosiański house in Drohobych. Despite the harsh conditions and danger, they managed to save their lives, which allowed most of them to survive World War II.
1. Bezazel Artur Hendel
Hadassa Hendel's fathers 3, husband of Sophia Hendel 2. He did not speak Polish. After the war, he moved with his family to Israel. He died in 1972.
2. Sophia Hendel
Maiden name: Schreier. Mother of Hadassa Hendel 3, wife of B. A. Hendel 1. After the war, she moved with her family to Israel. She died in 1989.
3. Hadassa Lizi Hendel
B.A.'s daughter. Hendel 1 and Sophia Hendel 2. She was 13 years old during the occupation. After the war, she moved with her family to Israel and took the surname Wygodny.
4. Wolf Sztok
Stella's father 6 and Mitki Sztok 7, husband of Genia Sztok 5. Eugenia Herzig's brother 22.
5. Genia Sztok
Stella's mother 6 and Mitki Sztok 7, wife of Wolf Sztok 4. Also known as Tova Sztok.
6. Stella Sztok
Genia Sztok's daughter 5 and Wolf Sztok 4. Mitki's sister Sztok 7. She was 8 - 10 years old during the occupation. She moved to Israel and lives there. When she married, she took the surname Arad. She has two daughters.
7. Mitka Sztok
Genia Sztok's daughter 5 and Wolf Sztok 4. Stella Sztok's sister 6. She was 5-6 years old during the occupation. She moved to Israel. When she married, she took the surname Alexander.
8. Nanny of the Sztok family
The personalities, unfortunately, remain unknown.
9. Motio Egert
Lonio Strasser's uncle 11, brother of Fela Strasser 10. At first he hid in a neighboring basement, then dug a connection between the two. After the liberation of Drochobych, he enlisted in the Red Army, where he died.
10. fela Strasser
Lonio Strasser's mother 11, Motio Egert's sister 9.
11. Lonio Strasser
Fela Strasser's son 10, nephew of Motio Strasser 9. He was about 6 years old during the occupation. He moved and lives in Israel under the name Arieh Nativ. With his wife, Zafra, they have four children.
12. Gustaw Kreisler
Janina Kreisler's husband 13. E.D. Klinghoffer's good friend 14. He was a doctor of chemical sciences and worked in a refinery. After the war, he returned to his home town, Vienna. He later moved to Gliwic.
13. Janina Kreisler
Gustaw Kreisler's wife 12. She had a son from a previous marriage to a Gentile. The son lives in Australia.
14. Elyakim David Klinghoffer
Friend of Gustaw Kreisler 12 and Jacob Zobel 30. After the war, he moved to Haifa, Israel. He was a lawyer.
15. Ruth Bienstock
Mr. Bienstock's wife 16, daughter of P. Levi/Weiss 17.
16 Mr. Bienstock
Name unknown. Husband of Ruth Bienstock 15.
17. Mr. Levi/Weiss
First name unknown, last name probably Levi or Weiss. Father Ruth Bienstock 15.
18. Bertold Frey
Halina Frey's husband 19. He was a dentist. After the war, he moved to Offenbach, Germany, with his wife. They had one son, Jurek.
19. Halina Frey
Bertold Frey's wife 18, daughter of Amalia Rozenberg 20. She was a good friend of Sława. After the war, she moved to Offenbach, Germany, with her husband. They had a son together, Jurek. She kept in touch with Sława until the end of her life.
20. Amalia Rozenberg
Halina Frey's mother 19. She died in Gliwice in 1967.
21. Zygmunt Herzig
Eugenia Herzig's husband 22, uncle of Ludka Herzig 24. Brother of Izydor Herzig, whom he rescued from a train to a concentration camp and brought into the basement.
22. Eugenia Herzig
Wife of Zygmunt Herzig 21, aunt of Ludka Herzig 24. Maiden name Shtok, sister of Wolf Shtok 4.
23. Izydor Herzig
Ludka Herzig's father 24, brother of Zygmunt Herzig 21. His wife was killed before he reached the basement. He was rescued from a train to a concentration camp by his brother. He died in a refugee camp shortly after the war ended.
24. Ludka Herzig
Daughter of Izydor Herzig 23. Zygmunt Herzig's niece 21. She was about 8 years old during the occupation. She moved to New York after the war. She married and took the name Lucille Lebowitz.
25. Dr. Leon Mischel
Bertha Mischel's husband 26, brother of Dr. Samuel Mischel 27.
26. Berta Mischel
Wife of Dr. Leon Mischel 25. She died in Buffalo, New York, in 1968.
27 Dr. Samuel Mischel
Janina Mischel's father 29, husband of Helena Mischel 28. He died in Drochobych in 1945-1946.
28. Helena Mischel
Janina Mischel's mother 29, wife of Dr. Samuel Mischel 27. Gruber's maiden name. After the war, she moved to Dayton Spring, Maryland.
29. Janina Mischel
Daughter of Dr. Samuel Mischel 27 and Helena Mischel 28. After the war, she moved to the US and took the surname Kanner.
30. Yakub Zobel
Elza Zobel's husband 31. Friend of E.D. Klinghoffer 14. After the war, he moved to Israel, then to Canada. He had 2 daughters.
31st Elza Zobel
Wife of Jacob Zobel 30. She was a talented seamstress. After the war she moved to Israel, then to Canada. She had 2 daughters.
32. Joseph Lind
Anna Lind's father 34, husband of Ludwika Lind 33. After the war, he moved to Australia.
33. Ludwika Lind
Anna Lind's mother 34, wife of Joseph Linda 32. Her sister was a neighbor of Slava. After the war, she moved to Australia.
34th Anna Lind
Ludwika Lind's daughter 33 and Joseph 32. She was 5 - 6 years old during the occupation. After the war, she and her family left for Australia.
35. Tecia Winkler
During the occupation she was unmarried. After the war, she moved to Chrzanow and married a Pole. She adopted the name Korczynska.
36. Prof. Joseph Reinhold
A cardiologist and psychiatrist, he was a bachelor during the occupation. After the war, he was involved in the management and development of the spa resorts in Truskavets and Jesenik. He died of a heart attack on November 3, 1947 in Jesenik.
37. Maximilian Tepper
Julian Tepper's father 39, husband of Halina Tepper 38. After the war, he moved with his family, Sława and Izydor to Wrocław. In 1968 he emigrated to Canada, where he lived for the rest of his life.
38. Halina Tepper
Julian Tepper's mother 39, wife of Maximilian Tepper 37. After the war, she moved with her family, Sława and Izydor to Wrocław. In 1968 she emigrated to Canada. She maintained contact with Slava until the end of her life.
39. Julian Tepper
Halina Tepper's son 38 and Maximilian Tepper 37. He was about 12 years old during the occupation. After the war, he left with his family, Sława and Izydor, for Wrocław. In 1968 he emigrated to Canada. He married Millicent and they have two children, Michael and Tracy. They live in Toronto.
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