Please identify anyone in the photographs by the name of the
photograph and the number or location of the person identified. (You may use the
numbers from the templates provided.) You may also leave comments in this public
guest book to share your thoughts with other visitors. If you know the present
location and/or email address of any of these people, please send them to
Roni Seibel Liebowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
That information will be kept private until the person is contacted and
expresses interest in having that information made available to others.
I have some names to add the picture in the link:
No. 6 - FRIDA FRADEL FRISH (my grandmother)
No. 8 - YEHUDA FRISH (my father)
No. 11 - DAVID RAYSHER
No. 12 - ROSHKE RAYSHER (Dobrowolska)
No. 22 - SHYIA BANK (husband of Frania #23)
my email is: Fshimi2@gmail.com
" YASHER-KOACH RONI "
FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING FOR THE MEMORY
OF OUR " BELCHATOW ".
. WE LOVE YOU, RUTH AND JACK ALTMAN.
Hi, I am delighted to see a picture I have looked at in my parents photo album. I would like the first names of my aunts indicated in the picture. #25 is Helen Dobrowolska latter Helen Dobrowolska Herlic, and #23 is my Aunt Frania Dobrowolska Bank. Thank you for maintaining this site.
Eugenia (Jenny) Haneman Hanex@aol.com
Update on Harry
Haft…………his story covers life in Belchatow:
Hi my name is Kay
Fridman, my maiden name is
Brajtberg. My father and his two brothers
settled here in Australia. They are the Brajtberg
family from Belchatow, Hershel,
Motek and Meyer. They are the only survivors
of the family from Miriam and Gershon
grandmother's maiden name was Mahobanski
and we have not found any one from her family, but I saw on the photo of
cemetery there was a Fela
Mahobanski and sister. If any one could give
me any information I would be grateful. My email is
email@example.com. My father
Motek is 83 and my uncle Meyer is 80. My
uncle Herschel passed away in 2005. Looking forward to hearing from some
I have just come across this page. I was born in Belchatow, I live here, and I have to admit that a lot of inhabitants of this town have no idea that so many things happened here. Just think, every day I go to work, I pass the place where the Synagogue was, the school I work in is situated in Fabryczna Street, so it's the district where the ghetto used to be... Thank you for this site, it made me think a lot... firstname.lastname@example.org
My comment is that i'm 12 and i've just heard of alschwitz in my history class. i think its terrible that they could do that...a human being could terr apart all their lives. just like that. thanks if you have any comments back to me e-mail me at email@example.com
#2 [in large group photo] HARRY HAFT, now lives in Pembroke Pines, FL. His tel # is 954 431 5607. Harry's story of survival and his boxing career (he fought Rocky Marciano in 1948) will soon be published by Syracuse University Press.
According to my wife's great grandfather's nationalisation papers from 1906, he immigrated to England from Belchatow . His name was Solomon Jacobson and his parents name were Chemie and Rochma who lived in a farmhouse near the cemetery. My father in law believed they changed their name from Jakobowicz. I would be grateful if anyone could share any information. firstname.lastname@example.org
My mother was Pola Freitag, daughter of David and Pessia Freitag from Belchatow. She had two brothers, Peretz (who was an active member of the Bund), and Hertzig, and two sisters, Mania and Rivjeh. Pola left Poland for New York around 1928 with her new husband, Alex Weiss, and as far as I know, was the only survivor of her immediate family. If anyone has any information about them or the extended family (I think Peretz Freitag, who owned a textile factory might have been her father's brother), please email me at email@example.com. Reading the material on this site and seeing the pictures has been extremely moving and of course, informative. Thank you for the excellent work.
My mother, Pola Freitag (maiden name) was from Belchatow, daughter of David and Pessia Freitag, sister of Peretz, Hertzig, Rivka and Rachel. She left Poland for New York before the war started, but the rest of her family perished. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information about this family. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHALOM FROM JACK AND RUTH ALTMAN,(RACHELKA KRYZMAN JACK (AZRIEL A SON OF SZAJA ALTMAN, GARBERS PABJANICKA 26.WE LIVE IN DALLAS TEXAS,6906 NORWAY PL.DALLAS TX.75230. TEL.214 368-1144,FAX 214 3639848 EMAIL BELCHATOW@AOL.COM. WE WISH YOU ALL AND FAMILY A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR,WITH ALL THE BEST. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU.
SHALOM JACK AND RACHELKA.
I AM A BELCHATOWER, LIVING NOW IN DALLAS TEXAS
6906 NORWAY PL. DALLAS 752300 214 368-1144.FAX 214 3639848
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME, MY WIFE IS ALSO A BELCHATOWER
CHIL LUZER KRYZMAN DAUGHTER. (PULDUPICKS ZALMAN FAMILY.
JACK ALTMAN BELCHATOW@AOL.COM
02 July 2004
In photo from 1975 at Holon cemetery # 8 family's name is Plavner which does not live any more.
05 May 2004
In group photograph_2htm, my aunt, Dina Klug (single's name), later Dina Jakubowicz, identified some people: 1. Macha Klug (Israel, sister of 2 & 11); 2. Dina Klug (Sao Paulo, Brazil, wife of 3); 3. Beirish Jakubowicz (died in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1996); 11. Dvoire Klug (Buenos Aires, Argentina); 16. Motek Winter (died in Argentina); 20. Abram Rozencwajg; 21. Brajtberg; 24. Pesse Baum; 37. Cyngler; 38. Wolfowicz; 35. Altman; 48. Yossef Wolfowicz.
Lennart Klug email@example.com
27 April 2004
Audience photo-- sitting to the front of my parents Motek and Chanka
Satt (#6) and sort of between them is a cousin who's name was Yosef
Hirsch. He passed away when I was a child in the mid 50's. to the right
of Yosef Hirsh is my
uncle, my fathers' youngest sibling, Herschel Satt. He passed away in December 1984 at the age of 60.
in the same row as my father is Manya Monczyck who is no longer alive (and I believe she was not from Belchatov )and her husband Yankel Monczyk who was a Belchatover and passed away c, 1983.
27 April 2004
#6 in "Audience Photograph" are my parents Moteck (Yaakov Mordichai)
and Chanka (Chana Rivka) SATT. The last name has been misspelled. We have
been using the SATT spelling since before the war.
My father, Motek passed away in May, 2002 at the age of 88. My mother is suffering with Alzheimers, she is now 80 years old. My mother lives in Far Rockaway. NY.
Please contact me you can. I am curious about my father's war years. I know that he spent a good portion of the war in the Lodz Ghetto. There, he lost his first wife and their approx. 2 year old child Leeba.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Goldie Satt-Arrow GSatt-Arrow@att.net
14 April 2004
I began researching my family history and was excited and touched by the information about Belchatow. A sincere thank you for all your work and information.
Ira (Bornstein) Pulwer firstname.lastname@example.org
23 March 2004
I cant´t identifie anybody in the picture, but I´m argentinian and
my surname is gliksman so there´re gliksman survivers in argentina, and
my grandfather´s father was from belchatow.
have you identified anyone named Gliksman?
Lucia Gliksman email@example.com
14 Nov 2003
There was a family Rozenblum that is not mentioned in the list of Jewish population in Belchatow. They were related to me by daughter Bela who married my brother Jakub Calecki in the year 1936 and had a son Mordechai [Miecio]. All killed by the Nazis.
Perla Calecka firstname.lastname@example.org
06 Sept 2003
my family are from belchotow
leonardo urbach email@example.com
01 June 2003
shalom, my name is sara i am the daughter of mendel kaufman, i want
to thank you for the beutiful site you made for my father home town. we
were very exiting to see it. my fother and his wife live in kibbuts
yifat in israel.
i have to correct mistak about the pictures, they didn't foto in argentina my fother dont remember when and were but he weren't in argentina.
near my father stand my mother rachel kaufman and not dora klug.
again thank you, and sorry for my english, if you talk hebrew it will be esier for me.
shalom , sara eliau
27 May 2003
25 May 2003
18 Dec 2002
The person # 21 in this picture is Mendel Lizerovitch.
He is also #19 on the "Large group Photo Freising 1946"
Yehiel Volchik [new email for Al Volchik: firstname.lastname@example.org]
18 Dec 2002
Hi Roni How are you? You are doing a great job. Thanks.
Looking at picture and checking with my aunt in Israel, I was able to Identify the following two people:
# 19 is Mandel Lizerovitch, Lived in Israel (Ramat Gan). I believe that He passed on some years back. #33 is Chazkel Volfovitch, He also lived in Israel ( Ramat Gan or Givatayim). He too may have passed on.
I promised you some time back pictures from Frizing [Freising] but I could not put my hand on these pictures. As soon as I find them I will send them to you.
Yehiel Volchik. [new email for Al Volchik: email@example.com]
PS. I am concern about the access to personal information in all the genealogy sights by some shady characters. Had someone using my name and other info for personal gains.
10 Dec 2002
I will be presenting a school performance on the survivors of Belchatow. I was wondering if you could send me some information on the actual camp clothes. thank you.
30 Nov 2002
04 Oct 2002
22 July 2002
07 June 2002
27 May 2002
I am not positive, but #7 closely resembles my grandfather, Nathan Shyllit.
06 May 2002
witam ja mieszkam teraz w belchatowie pozdrawiam wszystkich ktorzy milo wspominaja to miasto.
[translation: Welcome, I am living now in Belchatow. I salute all of you who remember this place.]
16 March 2002
20 Aug 2001
Correction of already listed names:
#2= Hetscku Haft
#4= Rachel Chojnacki (nee Gliksman)
#24= Yankel Gliksman (cousin of Yankel Gliksman #26)
#26= Last name is spelled Gliksman
#40= Wolf Chojnacki (corrected spelling)
#5= Esther Malka Starkman (nee Gliksman)
#7= Aron Starkman (husband of Esther)
Unfortunately, Jack has macular degeneration in both eyes, so it's hard for him to see the photos clearly and this is the only ones he can discern. We'll keep trying and he will call you. Meanwhile, our phone number is 732-370-0896 for your records. We're just going on the web site, but our children are very excited.
Thank you for your efforts,
Roberta & Jack Glucksman
07 Aug 2001
After 25 years of looking for family, I have found exciting information in the last 2 weeks!! Thank you to everyone for all your tireless efforts towards this web site!!
Toba Abramczyk firstname.lastname@example.org
25 June 2001
Harry Haft is my cousin. I lived in Lodz, but I was born in
Kamiensk. Belchatow was liked to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kamiensk/. if any one is known from
Kamiens(Kaminsk) please let him or her get in touch with me via E
Victor Breitburg email@example.com
19 June 2001
Number 8 should be the late Abraham Szylit.
Jacob Jakobowicz firstname.lastname@example.org
23 May 2001
Hi Roni. If I am not wrong, I think I identify number 8 as my late
cousin, Abraham Szylit and number 46 as the brother-in-law of #8, Sucher
Szotten. Although Abraham Szylit has past away, Sucher Szotten still
lives, in Ramat Gan. 34 Krinizi street, tel: 972-3-6736078.
Best regards Jacob
Jacob Jakobowicz email@example.com
18 May 2001
I am the daughter of Israel Lachman who was born in Belchatow. We are looking for any information about Lachman family. We are planning a trip to Belchtow by the end of this May. Please help with additional information. My father died on 1982.
Rina Berger firstname.lastname@example.org
29 April 2001
Since the end of World War two it has always been on my mind how
best to preserve the memories of our loved ones who perished in such a
gruesome way at the hands of the Nazis.
As President of the Independent Belchatower Benevolent Association, Inc., together with my wife as Secretary for the past 16 years we always try to encourage our members not to forget. Every year at the Haskurah gathering for our kedoishem at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Long Island, New York, all my speeches are devoted toward this end. We now have a welcome addition in the Internet.
We thank you Roni for your efforts to make our Shtetl and our Jewish people go down in history.
Hiller Bell (Belchatowski) Phylbell@webtv.net
27 April 2001
You have done a fabulous job of keeping your shtetl -- and those who
did, and did not survive -- in the minds and hearts of all who visit
this site. Mazel tov!
Linda Greenman email@example.com