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Submitted by Ronald Killian

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 11/26/2014 3:38 PM
Family Surname: Lewin
Country: Poland
Town: Jalowka
Date of Image: 27 DEC 1935
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Seeking translation of two letters (4 images) written in 1935 and 1936 to my Dad’s sister Sophie Killian from Jalowka, Poland either by Hershel Lewin or his wife Friedel (nee Jelin/Yellin), my great-aunt. In 1934 Freidel and nine-year old daughter Dvorah visited Freidel’s other sisters and a brother who previously had immigrated to Syracuse, NY. Dvorah attended public school while in Syracuse and began learning English. Family members urged them to stay in Syracuse, since the rise of Nazism and threats to Jewish life in Europe already were evident. Freidel’s husband Hershel demanded they return to him and their two (or three) sons, however, and they relented after a few months in the U.S. Based on US Holocaust Museum research, practically all of the Jews remaining in Jalowka — presumably including the Lewins — were moved to the Wolkowysk transit camp in November 1942 and either executed in the nearby Wisnik Forest outside of Swislocz or gassed upon arrival the next month at Treblinka.

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7/26/2017 9:21 PM Hi, my grandfather Wolf Jalowski was born in Jalowka in 1906. His father was Hershel Jalowski and his mother was Merea Lewin.
7/26/2017 9:22 PM Hi, my grandfather Wolf Jalowski was born in Jalowka in 1906. His father was Hershel Jalowski and his mother was Merea Lewin.

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