I would like to welcome Jerry Schneider to the group. Here is Jerry's story,
I hope that we can help him with his research.
Kresy-Siberia List Moderator
From: Jerry Schneider <jschneider@...
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:22:26 -0400
"At present, I am researching the families of my paternal grandfather who
resided primarily in Zolkiewka and Izbica, outside of Lublin. This includes
the Shnaiderman and Roitman family lines. Although my grandfather and
grandmother emigrated to the U.S. in 1912/1914 respectively, most family
members remained in Poland and Russia and presumably died in the holocaust.
Family lore indicates that several family members were sent to Siberia
(specifically Zlatoust) during the period 1940-1941. Was Zlatoust one of the
cities where labor camps existed as identified by the Kresy-Siberia group?
One such relative was my paternal great aunt, Esther Rivka Shnaiderman
Graier, born in Izbica, moved to Warsaw with her husband Josef Graier in the
late-1920s and then moved Eastward to Bialystok after the initial Nazi
invasion in 1939. From there, both her, her husband and at least one son
Moshe (born in Warsaw in 1932) were relocated to Zlatoust where Esther Rivka
died. We don't know what happened to the others.
Any information you can provide, suggestions as to where any records may
exist, or any other light you can shed on this request will be greatly
Thank you. - Jerry"