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pub. Sept. 14, 1924 Warsaw Kipnes, Menakhem
("Jewish Daily Forward" Yiddish caption) "The oldest Warsaw Jewish
`izvoztshik' [cabby]. Moshe Dovid the `drozhkazh' [droshky driver] is
82 years old and is happy and cheerful and very popular with the


1930"s Warsaw Vishniac, Roman
A street scene: a policeman giving a ticket to a cyclist.
pub. May 4, 1924 Warsaw


pub. Sept. 14, 1924 Warsaw Kipnes, Menakhem
("Jewish Daily Forward" Yiddish caption) "Jewish bootblacks... Yankl
and Moyshe, over whom all the Nalevkes [Nalewki, the main Jewish
commercial street of Warsaw] is abuzz."


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in English:) "A Jewish beauty of
Warsaw, dressed in a Polish peasant costume," smiling, holding a stalk of grass to her teeth. 1938 Warsaw Vishniac, Roman


pub. Nov. 16, 1924 Warsaw Kipnes, Menakhem
Six Jewish men in traditional dress "on a park bench in Warsaw": two
conversing, one dozing, and three reading one newspaper. ("Jewish
Daily Forward.")


Children and adults in the courtyard of an apartment house.
pub. June 8, 1924 Warsaw


Masha Pekhter. (Published under the heading "Portraits of Jewish
Beauties" in the "Jewish Daily Forward.")
pub. June 15, 1924 Warsaw


Late 1930's Warsaw
Strollers at the corner of Ujazdowskie Avenue and Matejki Street.


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in English:) "Jewish emigrants
lined up at the American Consulate in Warsaw, patiently waiting their
turn for a visa. Note the various types and dresses of the emigrants."
pub. June 15, 1924 Warsaw


pub. Jan. 27, 1929 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter
Studio portrait: "Members of a girls' sports club with their director
[center]." "...Recently, hundreds of such clubs have sprung up all
over Poland." ('Jewish Daily Forward' captions in English and


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in Yiddish:) "Jew photographed
in a 'besmedresh' [house of study and worship]... poring over a page
of the 'gemore' [Talmud]."
pub. August 3, 1924 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter


pub. Feb. 10, 1929 Warsaw
Portrait of an unidentified "Hasidic schoolboy..." "`The pensive
student'..." ('Jewish Daily Forward' Yiddish and English captions.)


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in Yiddish:) "Old City in Warsaw.
The 'Mokem' ['Place']. This is the very oldest part of Warsaw. ...a
beautiful picture of a marketplace on the 'Mokem' photographed
especially for the "Forwards'...." pub. August 3, 1924 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter


1880's Warsaw
Studio portrait in a dress gaberdine: "`His first photograph'.
Yitskhok Khaim Bukshpan, a Hasidic young man of Warsaw, being
photographed for the first time..." "His first picture..." ('Jewish
Daily Forward' Yiddish and English captions, 1929.)


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in Yiddish:) "A poor Jewish woman
of the Old City...."
pub. August 10, 1924 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter


pub. June 2, 1929 Warsaw
Meyer Taub, "a respectable Jew" (Jewish Daily Forward' Yiddish


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in Yiddish:) "A Warsaw Jewish
porter at work. Photographed by our photographer A. Kacyzne."
pub. August 10, 1924 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter


pub. Oct. 13, 1929 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter
"For the souls of those who are no longer among us. Reb Khaim Yekhiel,
an 80-year-old 'shames' [sexton] of a Warsaw synagogue lighting
candles [for the souls of the dead] on the day of Yom Kippur Eve."
('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in Yiddish.)


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in English:) "A striking study of avigorous Jewish porter of Warsaw."
pub. August 31, 1924 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter


pub. Oct. 13, 1929 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter
"`A Happy New Year!' Jewish women of Warsaw, Poland exchange New
Year's greetings on their way to synagogue and enjoy a little chat."
('Jewish Daily Forward' English caption.)


('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in Yiddish:) "A picture of Jewish
hardship and poverty in the back alleys of Warsaw."


pub. Nov. 10, 1929 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter
Portrait study: "Little boys with big heads. Yeshiva boys... studying
Talmud on their own." (Yiddish caption. From a photo essay in the
"Forward': "The Eternal Students...")


pub. Nov. 17, 1929 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter
Portrait study at a sewing machine: "An interesting type of an
observant tailor" (Yiddish caption. Part of a photo essay in the
'Jewish Daily Forward': "Jewish Workers In The Old Country.")


pub. Nov. 17, 1929 Warsaw Kacyzne, Alter
Portrait at work: "A hardworking tinsmith." (English caption. Part of
a photo essay in the 'Jewish Daily Forward': "Jewish Workers In The
Old Country.")


A picture postcard of a monument in Warsaw to the astronomer
Copernicus.city's streetcar lines. 21914


Jewish survivors


Palace on the lake in Lazienki Park. Not far from the palace is a
statue of Frederic Chopin, where people gathered to hear performances
of his music.


Pictured are Chaya Nortman (center), her daughter Dvora (left), and
Dvora's two children.

Date: Circa 1930
Locale: Warsaw, Poland; Varshava; Warschau
Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Harry Nortman




I believe Photo WRSW OS-31 is a view of the famous Nalewki Street, noted for the number of Jewish establishments.

Thank you!

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT




Warsaw, 1928


The synagogue at the cemetery


Cousins from Warsaw at their summer home.


The Tenenbaum family



Lova Warszowczik


A tailor's shop at 70 Niska Street in Warsaw, 1935


A reunion of graduates of Elementary School No. 49 at 9 Brzeska Street, Warsaw, 1936. In the first row from the top, standing from left, are: 5. - Mietek Albrecht, 6. - Don, 7. - Zosia Szmelcyngier (she left for France before the War, where she owned a sweater factory), 8. - Mendelson, 10. - Orlinska (the one with the white collar), 11. - Izaak Wajsbrot, our Polish language teacher, 12. - Renia Stalik (I met her in 1941 in Bialystok, starving, with a child at her breast), 13. - Sznajderman (he survived the war), 14. - Jadwiga Polkowska, 15. - Maria Frydman (lives in Warsaw), 16. - Kotlarz (he survived the war in Spain, died in Israel), 17. - Don, 20. - Hornblas, 21. - Losicer, 22. - Komar (the only one of the class who forced her way through the Jewish quota was accepted into university and graduated in Polish studies just before the war, only to perish soon after in the ghetto), 23. - Bronka Zuraw.
In the second row from the top: 1. - Fela Szerman, 2. - our teacher Birnbaum, the one with the scarf, 3. - Szczepanska, 4. - Kosower, 6. - Giertych, 7. - Witelson, 8. - Cecyha Komar, 9.- Zuraw, 10. - Bronek SzuIc, 11. - Sabina Komorowska, 12. our teacher Ewa Opoczynska.
Third row: 1. - Sonia Zilbersztajn (a Polish worker hid her, she now lives in Israel), 2. - Irena Fels, a Polish language teacher, 3. - Wachenchauer, 4. - Wikelson, 5. - Majman, 6. - Elbaum, 7. - Miss Leontyna Kempner, the school principal, 8. - our mathematics teacher, Bronislawa Jeszoron-Rakowska, 10. - our home-room teacher, Anna Goldfal-Wygodzka, 11. - the school doctor Winawer, 12. - Bronka Dombrowner.
Sitting on the floor: 1. - Fridman, 2. - Lutka Szerman (she was in a Russian camp, died in Israel), 3. Balbina Szulc (also survived in the Soviet Union, and went to Israel), 4. - Gina Fajgenbaum - that's me, 5. - Herszon, 6. - Szpajzman, 7. - Basia SzuIc, 8. - another of the Fridman sisters, 11. - Irena Raisking, 12. - Irena's husband, Horensztajn (lying on the left). Marek Bober (lying on the
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The First People's School of the "Worker Thatch" Association in Warsaw, at 16 Muranowska Street, 1921
"The parents of my friends from this school were mainly craftsmen, laborers, and small shop-owners. I don't recall any well-to-do families. My father was a type-setter for Yiddish and Hebrew newspapers. The school was under the patron age of the Poalei Zion Left Party. The language of instruction was Yiddish, but Polish and Hebrew were compulsory subjects. The names of the teachers have stuck in my mind: Aronson, Blas, Epstein, Glatstein, Gordon - the vice-principal, Nachtenstein (in the center of the second row, embracing me and my friend Prechner), Rubinlicht, Salomonow (he walked with crutches, and organized the school orchestra), Schiper, Smolar, Wolfson. The principal was a wonderful pedagogue and physician, Dr. Ajzensztat. I received this photograph in 1952 from Mrs. Gordon of Chicago. My copy was destroyed in the bombardment of Warsaw." Mieczyslaw Epsztejn, Poznan


The Tajblurns from Warsaw. Amongst them are Eli Tajblurn, who was killed during the Ghetto uprising, and his wife Rza.



Rza Horwitz, my great grandaunt, born in Warsaw, and beside her Mr. Hilsum, her husband, a French Jew. She left with him for Paris. They had three sons." Marek Beylin, Warsaw


Wedding photograph of Frajda Fajgenbaum and Samuel Grinberg, Warsaw, September 22, 1935.


The wedding of Bronka Karas and Mietek Szydlower, Warsaw, probably 1938. They perished during the Holocaust. Their daughter lives in Warsaw


The Slonka brothers, Warsaw, the interwar period


Lea Prywes with her sister Aniela Szpiro. Warsaw, 1908


Zlata Boms and Lea Prywes (pregnant), daughters of Chaim Rottenberg from Skryhiczyn. Warsaw, 1906.


Janka Kon, Basia Rundo, Zosia Horowicz - classmates at the Jan Kochanowski Gymnasium, Warsaw. Photo taken June 2,1935 at the Zoo. Janka and Zosia perished in the ghetto


Zofia Meglicka with Halina and Lila Klajman. Warsaw, 1943. "The Majmans were from Ldz; they were friends of my parents. In 1942 my parents took in Lila and Halina and had Aryan ID cards made out for them under the name Mierzwicka. Both girls were with us until October of 1944. We considered them members of the family, and they treated their 'aunt' as a mother. They both survived. Lila died in Uruguay in 1991, and Halina is living in Tel Aviv." Zdzislaw Meglicki,


Jehuda, Ita, Szaja Prywes. Warsaw, 1916


Jehuda and Szaja Prywes. Warsaw, 1912


Bronka and Mina Blass. 1912


Frajda and Gina Fajgenbaum, Warsaw, 1915. "I was so ashamed of this photo... Next to beautiful Frajda - ugly me, my panties sticking out, you could see my underwear. Now, it's a remembrance of my sister, who was killed in the ghetto." Eugenia Gnoinska, Warsaw


Jerzyk Rundo, son of Zygmunt , with Polish nanny, 1895.



"I'm sending you a picture of my mother, Justyna Goldman, nee Goldberg. She died of natural causes in the Warsaw Ghetto. I was saved thanks to my brother-in-law, who was Aryan. This is the only photograph of my mother." Jzef Uszynski, Ldz


Dr. Edmund Winawer with his wife Dora (nee Horowitz) and their sons Karol and Stefan (on his mother's lap).


Warsaw, Mostowa Street comer of Freta Street, 1937


I send you a photograph found among keepsakes Ieft by my uncle, an amateur photographer. I suppose this picture might come from Vilnius, where my uncle lived before the War." Emil Mieszkowski, Warsaw

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Warsaw, the Gdansk Railway Station, 1970. Anna Lerman leaves for Israel


Regina (Rywka) Szafran rests her hand on the shoulder of her sister Rza. Behind Rza is Ignacy (Israel) Feldman. The photograph was taken on October 19, 1912, probably in Otwock, where they spent Sundays away from Warsaw. Rywka was a teacher, and Israel was a bookkeeper. They married in 1918. She died in the Ghetto, and he and his son Marian survived the War in Russia. Marian Feldman still lives in Warsaw.


Estera Slornka, nee Tajblum, among her friends. The inscription in Yiddish reads "The ,Bildung,, (Education) Society, Workers' Choir Board, Warsaw, February 27, 1932."


These are the Minc sisters and their cousins or friends. In the foreground on the left, the youngest of the Minc sisters, Olga, my mother. Next to her, Dora, who lived and died in Moscow. Behind them, standing at the far left is Sara - she and her daughter survived the Vilnius Ghetto and German camps, and she died in Warsaw in 1975. Second from the right is the oldest sister, Guta. In 1924 she left for Russia, and died in Moscow in 1985. The picture was taken sometime between 1913 and 1915, when they still lived in Warsaw. Their parents moved here from Russia at the end of the last century, since under the Czar Jewish merchants weren't allowed to do business either in Moscow or in St. Petersburg." Maria Borkozvska-Flisek, Gdansk


Jacek Goldman and his sister Wanda. Krakw, 1924. "My mother Wanda Meloch (nee Goldman) was killed in Bialystok after the Germans invaded in the summer of 1941. Jacek left the Warsaw Ghetto to join the partisans and nobody ever heard from him again. I received this photograph from my family in New York." Katarzyna Meloch, Warszawa



Most of the family perished in the Shoa ( one son survived)



May day in Warsaw 1930s








Yeshivah students on Nalewki Street. Warsaw, 1928


Apolonia Starzec with her sister. for the story go to http://www.centropa.org/photo/apolonia-starzec-her-sister-irena-kirszenbaum-0



Gustawa Birencwajg with children from a nursery


The Birencwajg family



An Orphanage´.Gustawa Birencwajg second from the left.to read her story; http://www.centropa.org/photo/gustawa-birencwajg-holidays also http://www.centropa.org/photo/gustawa-birencwajg-her-nursery-pieszyce

Feliks Nieznanowski is among the Jewish youth in 1946.
To read his story  go to; http://www.centropa.org/biography/feliks-nieznanowski



Yaacovsky family Warsaw



Distribution of matzah by the ZSS in Warsaw during Passover, Poland, 1940.
Yad Vashem Photo Archives FA 33/1852


Baking matzah in the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland.
Yad Vashem Photo Archives 24DO6



A man reciting a blessing over a cup of wine at a Passover Seder held at 6 Leszno Street at a refugee shelter organized by the Osternhilfswerk relief committee in the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland
Yad Vashem Archives FA33/1861


A man can be seen breaking a matzah during a Passover Seder held at a refugee shelter run by the Osternhilfswerk relief committee at 6 Leszno Street in the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland
Yad Vashem Archives FA33/1862



Jews at a Passover Seder at Dzielna 7 in the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland
Yad Vashem Photo Archives FA33/1863


Warsaw, Poland, Buchalter family (family of the submitter), during the Passover Seder, 1933.
Yente and Eliezer Moshe Buchalter (grand-parents of the submitter), Yechiel Yaakov Bizar (cousin of the submitter). Standing from the left: Unknown, Monis Buchalter (uncle), Sonia and Grzegorz Lampert (parents of the submitter, Norbert Nathan Lampert).



Photo by Roman vishniac





The Petersburski Gold Orchestra
Jerzy (Israel) erzy Petersburski (1895–1979) was a Jewish Polish pianist and composer of popular music, renowned mostly for his Tangos, some of which (such as To ostatnia niedziela, Ju? nigdy and Tango Milonga) were milestones in popularization of the musical genre in Poland and are still widely known today, more than half a century after their creation.[1][2]

composed immortal tango "Ostatnia niedziela" and waltz "B??kitna chusteczka" and of Arthur Petersburski, who was forced to entertain the Treblinka guards before his death there.