1754Re: [tarnobrzeg-gen] Introducing myself: Parents grew up in Tarnobrze g
- Jul 25, 2013Hi Emil,
You are very welcomed on this List.
For the records. Story of Samuel Zamojre in Polish is easily findable on the net. Just put >Zamojre Tarnobrzeg< into Google
windows. Beside there are at least 2 works in Polish You should know they exist if You really want to know about Samuel
“Zostal im tylko tobolek. Historia tarnobrzeskich Zydów w oczach dzieci” by students: Wanda Szmuc, Weronika Golinska, Julia Karcz i Izabela Pyszczek [available in PDF format to
download from the net]
Tarnobrzeg. Szkice z dziejów miasta i jego obywateli
(Tarnobrzeg.Sketches from the history of the city and its citizens) By Adam F. Baran (pages 89-90 also about Samuel Zamojre)[excerpts from the book also findable on the net
as well contact with the author possible]
Since You visited Tarnobrzeg last time many things were changed. Many resources are available that nobody couldn't even think of they will be ever possible like Tarnobrzeg Digital Library
or Podkarpacka Digital library
You can search there in English for Polish documents.
As correction to Your message. Samuel was expelled to Radomysl nad Sanem which is not in Russia but in Poland as of today. Poland was divided since 1939 at that time between two ocupants: Soviets and Germans. Radomysl was under Soviet occupation until war between Germany and Soviet Russia. Sound higly unlikely that Your relatives were given by Russian choice about their fate !!!! Rather Germans would do that but never Russians. Could prove Your relatives were given choice?
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From: "emil_535" <emil535@...>
Subject: [tarnobrzeg-gen] Introducing myself: Parents grew up in Tarnobrzeg
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:41:06 -0000
I am a new member of this group and would like to introduce myself.
I am the son of Eisig Safier and Sabina Safier (Zamojre), both of whom were born in Tarnobrzeg (1904, and 1914, respectively).
The Safier branch of the family can trace its history to to Tarnobrzeg to 1868.
My mothers father Samuel was a teacher at the local Hebrew School.
I visited Tarnobrzeg some twenty years ago when Poland was still under communist rule and we were treated to a wonderful reception by my mothers old high school friends. We also visited the nearbye Jewish cemetary which was being cared for by a Polish man who lived in the area.
When Germany invaded Poland the Jews of Tarnobrzeg were expelled, and most like my parents and their family headed towards Russia where they were given the choice of becoming Russian citizens or Russian prisoners. The lucky ones, like my parents, chose Siberian prison over citizenship and were therefore able to survive the war.
At the time when my family lived in Tarnobrzeg it was a village of some 3,000 souls, both Jewish and Catholic. Today there are no Jews that I know of in Tarnobrzeg and the population is closer to 30,000 (or was when I last checked many years ago).
My interest in this group is to both locate family members and folks who may have known my own family or its history in the town of Tarnobrzeg . I speak Polish, but would have difficulty reading or writing it. I am fluent in English and can get by in both French and Hebrew.
I live in Los Angeles, CA.
You can write directly to me at qfilms@...
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