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Kowarski, Lev (1907-1979)

Portions of this entry contributed by Michel Barran

Russian-French physicist who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and
died in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated in Belgium and France
(Lyons). With Frédéric Joliot-Curie, he discovered in 1939 that
several neutrons were emitted in the fission of uranium-235. He then
moved to England and Canada (1940-45). After the war he worked at CEA
in Paris, and CERN in Geneva. Kowarski built the first nuclear
reactors in Canada and France.
from;
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/sve0070.html
Doctor of Engineering, Lew Kowarski, was a famous French physicist
and engineer. He was the son of Natan of Svintsyan (grandchild of
Asher Kovarsky).
Lew was born in 1907 in Petersburg (Leningrad). He graduated
from the high school in Vilna. He studied in various institutes of
higher learning: in Belgium at G.A.N.D. [*] and in France in Leon and
Paris. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Leon and received his doctorate in physics from the
University of Paris.
During the years from 1937-1940, Lew Kowarski worked as the
chief assistant to Professor Joliot-Curie, the most famous physicist
in France.
With the defeat of France by the Nazis, this citizen of our
city became a world hero. He took a very courageous step involving
great personal risk. Lew saved all the patents and the heavy water
that were in French hands and transferred them, with great difficulty
involving crossing mountains and borders, to [safety in] England. At
this time, this was the only quantity [of heavy water] in the entire
world, and this material is well known for its great importance in
atomic research.
As a result of his courage, he prevented the risk of having
secrets of this research leak out to the Nazis, and it is possible
that this changed the fortune of the world forever.
These details are given for the first time by Margaret Gowing
in the official report that is based on official documents. She was
the administrator of the archives of the Department of Atomic Energy
in Britain. In her book Britain and Atomic Energy:1939-45 (published
at the end of 1964), she describes Britain's struggle to use the atom
in times of war, and among other things, she released details about
the scientist Lew Kowarski, who occupies an important place in this
historical event. (The information was known before but unofficially.)
In England, Lew Kowarski joined the "DZ'YR" [**] as chief
scientist/officer working in the British Department of Scientific and
Industrial Nuclear Engineering Research. His contribution is greater
than anyone else's in this area in the world to date. In addition,
without this historical fact of saving the research and the heavy
water, etc., it is possible that the atomic bomb would not have been
ready until after the war.
Doctor of Engineering Lew Kowarski, was awarded the Medal of
Excellence by the French government, making him a Knight of the Legion
of Honor and giving him the position of head of the Department of
Nuclear Engineering in the Department of Atomic Energy in France. He
was responsible for building the first two French nuclear reactors
(designing the building and the layout of the lab.)
Lew was [also] in charge of building the first Canadian
reactor "tshmk" when he was at the Department of Scientific and
Industrial Research in Montreal (1945) and in Cambridge, England
(DZ'YR).
Dr. Kowarski wrote much about nuclear subjects including
nuclear physics, the physics of reactors, technology of reactors, and
about the organization of nuclear research. He was also a member of
The American Society of Nuclear Scientists and belonged to the
American Physics Society.
He was the scientist/administrator of the French delegation to
the European Organization for Nuclear Research Commission of Nuclear
Energy, or CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.

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Bela nee Kowarski with her children;Mordechai ( born in 1917) Avreymel ( Perished in the holocaust), standing; Yudel and Kopel Shubitz.
credit; Michael Shubitz, grandson of Bela ( son of Mordechai)

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Mr Kowarskis, sitting on the left is the great-grandfather of Michael Shubitz. Israel Kowarski with? Wilkowishk.
credit; Israel great grandson; Michael Shubitz

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An envelope carrying the address of Mr Kowarski in Vilkavishk ( a relative of the Shubitz Family)

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The Kowarskis, sitting on the right is the great-grandfather of Michael Shubitz. The Kowarskis of Vilkavishk.I do not know when it was taken but we
found it only a few month ago in a forgotten suitcase that belonged to
my father's aunt, Luba Kowarski. She came to Israel in the early
twenties Michael Shubitz

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To read about Michael Shubitz (a Kowarski grandson) go to;
http://shubitz.tripod.com/id4.htm
http://www.members.tripod.com/shubitz/id5.htm

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Studio portrait of Liza Kowarski. 1923.

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Zelig Kowarski, the father of Liza Kowarski Beigel. 1920s.

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Studio portrait of Musia Kowarski, mother of Liza Kowarski Beigel. 1920s.

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Studio portrait of Chaim Kowarski with a violin. 1918.

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Engagement portrait of Lieutenant Ferdynand Beigel and Liza Kowarski. 1925.

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Wilhelm Beigel, son of Ferdynand Beigel and Liza Kowarski, walking along a street.1933.

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Studio portrait of Wilhelm Beigel, son of Wilhelm Beigel and Liza Kowarski. 1936.

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Felicjan Szczêsny Kowarski ;Polish painter
[born November 8, 1890 Starosielce, near Bialystok- passed away; 1948
Warsaw] was a Polish painter and sculptor, known mostly from his monumental
wall paintings and plaphonds (eg. plafond in the Hall under the Birds
at castle of Wawel). Won first prize for decorating the Royal Castle of Cracow

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Felicjan Szczêsny Kowarski ;Polish painter
[born November 8, 1890 Starosielce, near Bialystok- passed away; 1948
Warsaw] was a Polish painter and sculptor, known mostly from his monumental
wall paintings and plaphonds (eg. plafond in the Hall under the Birds
at castle of Wawel). Won first prize for decorating the Royal Castle of Cracow

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The Kovarski family. for more pictures and text in Russian go to;
www.mishpoha.org/ nomer10/kovarski_2.html

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http://www.paulkowarsky.com/biography.html
South African-born Paul Kowarsky has thrilled audiences in concerts
and recitals across the world. His magnificent voice has earned him
the reputation of being one of today's finest spinto tenors.

http://www.paulkowarsky.com/biography.html
South African-born Paul Kowarsky has thrilled audiences in concerts
and recitals across the world. His magnificent voice has earned him
the reputation of being one of today's finest spinto tenors. From 1980
through May, 2001, Paul Kowarsky served as Senior Cantor of the
prestigious Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, the largest
Conservative congregation in North America. As Cantor, the outstanding
quality of his voice, coupled with his soul-stirring interpretation of
traditional Cantorial liturgy, has brought him the highest acclaim of
his peers. He is considered one of the foremost Cantors in the world
today.

As Concert artist, Kowarsky attracts a capacity crowd. Notable
appearances before distinguished audiences throughout the world have
engendered enthusiastic praise for his professional artistry, charisma
and showmanship.

Amongst his credits are concert performances in Cleveland ("Great
Cantors of the World in Concert"); the Jerusalem Theatre
(International Convention of Cantors); Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto
(nationally televised Multifaith programme); Los Angeles ("North
America's Greatest Cantors in Concert"); under the auspices of the
American Society for the Advancement of Cantorial Arts, a concert tour
of major cities in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Romania, including
Leningrad, Minsk, Odessa, Moscow, Belgrade and Bucharest; Logan Hall,
London, England, and most recently at the Coliseum of the CNE in
Toronto in "The Night of a Lifetime."

In addition to Cantorial, Chassidic, Israeli, and Yiddish music,
Kowarsky's extensive repertoire includes Grand Opera, popular English,
Italian and Neapolitan songs, German lieder and Afrikaans operetta.

Paul Kowarsky has released CD's and cassettes and he is also featured
on a number of video recordings. He has composed numerous liturgical
works, which are sung the world over. His books, "Synagogue Music for
Cantor and Choir, Volumes I and II, were published by the Toronto
Council of Hazzanim. Kowarsky has appeared on national radio and
television, and may be heard on the "Voice of Israel" broadcast from
Jerusalem.

During his recent Sabbatical World Tour in 1999/2000, Kowarsky
appeared as guest Cantor in Stockholm, Prague, Vilnius(Vilna),
Kaunus(Kovna), Geneva, Israel, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. He also
performed with critical acclaim in Budapest, Vienna, Florence and
Malta.

Paul Kowarsky holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of
South Africa and practised as an attorney for a number of years.

In May, 2002, Paul Kowarsky was appointed a Justice of the Peace by
the Government of Ontario. He now presides in the Ontario Court of
Justice.

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http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Svencionys/birthday_party.htm

Simon Kovar (nee Kovarski)
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Jump to: navigation, search
Simon Kovar (May 22, 1890 – 1970) was a 20th century bassoonist and
one of the most renowned teachers of the instrument.

Simon (rhymes with persimmon) Kovar was born Simon Kovarski in
Vilnius, Lithuania, then a part of Russia, in 1890. He took up the
bassoon at age 20 after originally studying the violin. Kovar came to
the United States in June of 1922, settling in New York City where he
was a member of the New York Philharmonic. He was highly regarded as a
teacher and was head of the bassoon faculty at the Juilliard School of
Music for 28 years. Kovar also taught at Teachers College at Columbia
University, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of
Music, Mannes College of Music, and the Conservatoire de musique du
Québec in Montreal, Canada. His students ranged from top orchestra
bassoonists, including Sol Schoenbach and Bernard Garfield to jazz
musicians, including saxophonists Stan Getz and Ray Pizzi.

His 24 Daily Studies for Bassoon written in the late 1950s are
considered the first practice exercises written for the bassoon.

In the 1950s, Kovar moved to Encino, California where he continued
teaching almost until the time of his death in 1970 from complications
related to emphysema. He was survived by his wife Rose Kovar and two
daughters, Elinore Imber, also a professional bassoonist, and Leah
Herzberg.

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References
Marvin Roth Bassoonist - Remembrances of Simon Kovar
In lovely whispers and piercing wails, saxophonist Stan Getz found the
bittersweet heart of jazz and bossa nova San Francisco Chronicle. May
21, 2004
Ray Pizzi The Pizza Man TimPriceJazz.com January 1991
International Double Reed Society Who's Who

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Kovar"
Categories: American musician

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My maternal grandfather, Shimon Chaim Kovarsky from Vilna, who became Rabbi Herman Simon of St. Paul, MN, studied at Mir and Volozhin and was ordained at Volozhin. After he died in 1946, my grandmother was finally able to obtain the key to his safe deposit box, to which he had never allowed anyone access. My mother accompanied my grandmother to the bank--both of them filled with great anticipation as to what great treasures they might find in the carefully guarded bank box. To their surprise, the box contained only one thing: my grandfather's ordination papers. Marjorie Rosenfeld
.....photo I have of my grandfather at my Svencionys
ShtetLinks site, along with the poem I wrote about him. The page there
is:http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Svencionys/kaddish_de_rabbanan.html

Although my grandfather's male forebears--his father, grandfather, and great grandfather--were all from Svencionys (then Russian Sventsiany), his mother was from Vilna; and since my grandfather always said he was from Vilna, in this case I believe Vilna was the correct place of origin for him and not the smaller town approximately 50 miles from Vilna.

Thanks for the link to Kowarski family members at your site. Paul, the Canadian cantor whose photo you have on your page, was in our Kovarsky/Kowarski/Kovar Research Group for awhile. We have quite a large Research Group composed of people all over (Israel, the U.S., South Africa, South America, etc.) with ties to this family from Svencionys. One of my numerous Kovarsky "cousins" in this group found the photos of some Kovarsky/Kowarski family members at your Vilna site a couple of months ago; so I saw those, though I couldn't place the people in them. Some of us have a family tree book published in Libava in 1904 which notes the move in 1760 of a "Iosip" (Joseph) from Kovarsk to "Wenty." That Iosip was obviously the first member of our family to be called "Kovarsky." Supposedly, all Kovarskys from Svencionys or Vilna are related, though Kovarskys from other places may not be part of the same family.

Best--
Marjorie

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From: Haim Nissani <hnissani@netvision.net.il>

The Kovarski family of Rivka ( perished in the holocaust in Lithuania,
born in the Svenciony district and Chaim ( died shortly before the war
most likely born in the Svenciony district). The girl on the right is
my mother Etke- Ester who was born in 1913. The leftmost woman is my
aunt Slava ( Tehila Opher in Israel?) who died at an old age in
Israel.-
I am not sure about the rest. I believe another daughter is missing
from the picture. They had 10 children though I am not sure how many
died at a young age. From the Yad vashem reports six made it to
adulthood and they all survived the Shoah
The other names I know are:
Moses - Moshe (Died at age over 100 years in South Africa).
Khloyne - ?????? - (Died at an old age in Israel).
Hynde R- - (Died after a long life in Tel Aviv, Israel).
Reisel

Haim Nissani <hnissani@netvision.net.il>

Smorgon
Smorgon

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These are pictures of my Smorgon's Kovarsky family. My great grandmother, Gania Beilin Kovarsky.
Sandy Mayer Baumwald

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The children's photo includes my Nana, Frieda and the four boys.Hlavo, Yacov, Nonia and Misha Ojinka is not in this picture as she was either not born yet or an infant.

Sandy Mayer Baumwald

Smorgon

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Solomon, Gania, my adorable grandmother, Frieda, Hlavo, Ojinka, and Yacov. Brothers, Nonia and Misha are not in the photo.
Sandy Mayer Baumwald

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am so excited to report that I have found the family
of Boris Kowarsky. A few days ago, I posted a message
asking if anyone knew of him or his relatives, because
he had submitted pages of testimony to Yad Vashem for
my aunt, uncle, and cousin. Up until I saw those
pages of testimony, my branch of the family had
believed that all of that branch had died in the
Holocaust.

Two days ago I received a reply from a man in Israel
who said he knew the family. In a subsequent email,
he gave me the email address of a daughter of the
family, because she is fluent in English. I got a
message from her this morning, and I have found the
family! I can't tell you how amazing this is for
me...my mother searched for them from 1945 until she
died in 2002, and I had decided on a whim to give it
another try.

I want to encourage all of you who feel that you are
up against a brick wall to keep trying. This
particular brick wall stood for 62 years...starting
before I was born, and has now fallen down! So don't
give up, because more and more people are getting on
the internet every day.

Corinne Lipman
Cupertino, CA
researching Kozhevnik, Pamusky, Kowarsky

I discovered that Boris Kowarsky of Vilna, Lithuania,
had submitted pages of testimony to Yad Vashem in
the late 1990s for my aunt,Leiba Kowarsky, my uncle
Aizik Kowarsky, and my cousin, Sara Kowarsky. My cousin
Peretz had no page of testimony, and we have never
found any information about what happened to him, but
we presume that he also died in the Holocaust.

I didn't know there were any relatives left alive in
Lithuania, and was actually planning to submit my own
pages of testimony when I discovered that someone else
had already done so. Obviously,this was quite a
surprise! Through the efforts of a very kind person
in Vilna, who contacted the city registrar there, I
found out that Boris Kowarsky has since passed away.
The registrar's office refused to provide any further
information about other relatives. They did give the
name of a woman whom they implied was his widow, but
she has refused to be contacted.Does anyone know of these people, or have any ideas on
how to proceed?

Corinne Lipman
Cupertino, CA
researching Kozhevnik, Kowarsky


From; The Birthday Party
Holtzman, Avner
A 1937 photograph starts memories of a pitiless age. ....
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/Summaries/V109I1P50-1.htm
......
...OME 7,000 people lived in Swienciany in 1937, half of them Jews and
the rest Poles and Lithuanians...
...Benjamin Kovarski, father of the twin girls Fira and Lina, who had
served as head of the local hospital during the Soviet conquest...
...Next to Rokhele sits her contemporary, Fira (Esther) Kovarski,
wearing a wavy collar edged by a thin stripe...
...According to the testimony of local inhabitants, many of the
victims, especially the children and elderly, were thrown into the
pits alive...
...Among them was Dr...
...There, visitors to the Children's Hall encounter, upon entering the
room, enlarged photographs of nine boys and girls representing, as
drops represent the ocean, their million-anda-half murdered brothers
and sisters...
......
...Fira's expression is open and radiant, her lips forming a
half-smile, her hair slightly free on her forehead...
...
...Of the sixteen people in the photograph, six were due to perish
together on a single bitter day in early October 1941...

...Behind Fira, third on the right, in a pale dress of which only the
edge is visible, stands seven-yearold Rivele (Rebecca) Shootan,
casting a pure and delicate glance at the camera...
...In September 1939, with the onset of war, Swienciany was occupied
by the Soviet army, in accordance with the pact drawn up between
Hitler and Stalin to divide Poland between them...
...By contrast, at the left edge of the picture, one can see Fira's
twin sister Lina, in an identical outfit but with her face
half-darkened...
...
...The two girls were the daughters of Benjamin Kovarski, a
much-admired doctor, and his beautiful wife Pola, a lady of the world
who the previous summer had been the talk of the town as a result of a
trip to the World Exhibition in Paris...
...Instead, they were brought directly to the killing grounds at
Ponar, near Vilna, and murdered on the spot......According to the
testimony of local inhabitants, many of the victims, especially the
children and elderly, were thrown into the pits alive...
...Among them was Dr...

 

Simon Kovar (nee Kovarski)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Simon Kovar (May 22, 1890 – 1970) was a 20th century bassoonist and
one of the most renowned teachers of the instrument.

Simon (rhymes with persimmon) Kovar was born Simon Kovarski in
Vilnius, Lithuania, then a part of Russia, in 1890. He took up the
bassoon at age 20 after originally studying the violin. Kovar came to
the United States in June of 1922, settling in New York City where he
was a member of the New York Philharmonic. He was highly regarded as a
teacher and was head of the bassoon faculty at the Juilliard School of
Music for 28 years. Kovar also taught at Teachers College at Columbia
University, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of
Music, Mannes College of Music, and the Conservatoire de musique du
Québec in Montreal, Canada. His students ranged from top orchestra
bassoonists, including Sol Schoenbach and Bernard Garfield to jazz
musicians, including saxophonists Stan Getz and Ray Pizzi.His 24 Daily Studies for Bassoon written in the late 1950s are
considered the first practice exercises written for the bassoon.In the 1950s, Kovar moved to Encino, California where he continued
teaching almost until the time of his death in 1970 from complications
related to emphysema. He was survived by his wife Rose Kovar and two
daughters, Elinore Imber, also a professional bassoonist, and Leah
Herzberg.

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References
Marvin Roth Bassoonist - Remembrances of Simon Kovar
In lovely whispers and piercing wails, saxophonist Stan Getz found the
bittersweet heart of jazz and bossa nova San Francisco Chronicle. May
21, 2004
Ray Pizzi The Pizza Man TimPriceJazz.com January 1991
International Double Reed Society Who's Who

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Kovar"
Categories: American musician

Sandy Mayer Baumwald asked about the Kowarsky/ Kovarski family from Smorgon.
Check the picture;
http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/smorgon/smo_pix/stories/081506_01_b.gif
Jewish kindergarten class in Smorgon Date: Circa 1938 .
Those pictured include Leah Kovarski, Etka Rabinovitch, Leika Arotzka,
Esther Goldberg, Nechama Ziskovitch, Bela Kovarski, Masha Schwartz,
Tania Marcus, Rachel Yentes and Masha Levine. Only the last three
survived.
Locale: Smorgon, [Molodechno; Vilnius] Poland; Smurgainiai; Smorgonie
[R Belorussia]; Smurgainiai [R Belorussia]; Belarus; USSR; Smarhon;
Belarus
Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Tania Marcus Rozmaryn
From Yad Vashem; Hirsh Kowarski was born in Smargon, Poland in 1899 to Nute and Tzipa ( she also perished). He was a merchant and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war he was in Molodeczno, Poland.

Hirsh was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his wife.
Khaim Kowarski was born in Smargon, Poland to Hirsh and Ana. He was a pupil and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war he was in Smargon, Poland.

Khaim was murdered in the Shoah at age 16. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his mother Ana Kowarska.of Kiryat Chaim
Lusha Kowarska was born in Smargon, Poland to Hirsh and Ana. She was a pupil and single. Prior to WWII she lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war she was in Smargon, Poland.

Lusha was murdered in the Shoah age 20. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her mother.

There is also report for daughter Sonia who perished age 18 in Vileyka;
Tzipa Kowarska was born in Smargon, Poland to Khaim. She was married. Prior to WWII she lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war she was in Oszmiany, Poland.

Tzipa was murdered in the Shoah at age 70'. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her relative./ daughter in law

Yehoshua Kowarski was born in Smargon, Poland in 1894 to Nute and Tzipa. He was a merchant and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Smorgon, Poland. During the war he was in Minsk, Belorussia (USSR).

Yehoshua was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his sister in law
Sonia Kowarski was born in Smargon, Poland in 1900. She was a housewife and married Yehoshua. Prior to WWII she lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war she was in Minsk, Belorussia (USSR).

Sonia was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her relative.
Fani Kowarski was born in 1935 to Yehoshua and Sonia. She was a child. Prior to WWII she lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war she was in Minsk, Belorussia (USSR).

Fani was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left).
Beba Kowarski was born in 1930 to Yehoshua and Sonia. Was a child. Prior to WWII lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war was in Minsk, Belorussia (USSR).

Beba was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left).

http://www.paulkowarsky.com/biography.html
South African-born Paul Kowarsky has thrilled audiences in concerts
and recitals across the world. His magnificent voice has earned him
the reputation of being one of today's finest spinto tenors. From 1980
through May, 2001, Paul Kowarsky served as Senior Cantor of the
prestigious Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, the largest
Conservative congregation in North America. As Cantor, the outstanding
quality of his voice, coupled with his soul-stirring interpretation of
traditional Cantorial liturgy, has brought him the highest acclaim of
his peers. He is considered one of the foremost Cantors in the world
today.

As Concert artist, Kowarsky attracts a capacity crowd. Notable
appearances before distinguished audiences throughout the world have
engendered enthusiastic praise for his professional artistry, charisma
and showmanship.
Amongst his credits are concert performances in Cleveland ("Great
Cantors of the World in Concert"); the Jerusalem Theatre
(International Convention of Cantors); Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto
(nationally televised Multifaith programme); Los Angeles ("North
America's Greatest Cantors in Concert"); under the auspices of the
American Society for the Advancement of Cantorial Arts, a concert tour
of major cities in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Romania, including
Leningrad, Minsk, Odessa, Moscow, Belgrade and Bucharest; Logan Hall,
London, England, and most recently at the Coliseum of the CNE in
Toronto in "The Night of a Lifetime."
In addition to Cantorial, Chassidic, Israeli, and Yiddish music,
Kowarsky's extensive repertoire includes Grand Opera, popular English,
Italian and Neapolitan songs, German lieder and Afrikaans operetta.
Paul Kowarsky has released CD's and cassettes and he is also featured
on a number of video recordings. He has composed numerous liturgical
works, which are sung the world over. His books, "Synagogue Music for
Cantor and Choir, Volumes I and II, were published by the Toronto
Council of Hazzanim. Kowarsky has appeared on national radio and
television, and may be heard on the "Voice of Israel" broadcast from
Jerusalem.
During his recent Sabbatical World Tour in 1999/2000, Kowarsky
appeared as guest Cantor in Stockholm, Prague, Vilnius(Vilna),
Kaunus(Kovna), Geneva, Israel, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. He also
performed with critical acclaim in Budapest, Vienna, Florence and
Malta.
Paul Kowarsky holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of
South Africa and practised as an attorney for a number of years.

In May, 2002, Paul Kowarsky was appointed a Justice of the Peace by
the Government of Ontario. He now presides in the Ontario Court of
Justice.