Meir Stern

Meir (Oszi) Stern was born in Svalava, Czechoslovakia on 30.4.1929. The family moved to Mukacevo in 1939 and from they were taken to Auschwitz in May 1944. Meir also went through Yaworzno and finally Blechhammer, to which he arrived after surviving the death march and also from which he escaped in January 1945. He was…

Icky Stein

Icky Stein Icky was born on 2 December 1924 in Bedzin, Poland. He was sent to Auschwitz, Monowitz, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt. He was liberated in May 1945 and went to Prague. From there he was brought to England in late 1945, first to Windermere and eventually moving to London where he made a new life.…

Harry Spiro

Harry Spiro was born in Piotrkow Trybunalski Poland on 21st November 1929. Before the war he lived with his parents and younger sister Gita. Harry worked in a glass factory in the ghetto and, due to his mother’s premonition, he evaded being sent with his family to Treblinka gas chambers as she pushed him out…

Jona Spiegel

I was born in Vienna, Austria, on the 18th December 1941. My mother’s name was Elsa and at 32 years old she went and had me, not at a very good time. She had all the pain of my birth and none of the pleasure. In the summer of 1942 she put me into an…

Emil Stein

Our square represents the life & family of our father, Emil (Judah) Stein (nee Shtajnbrecher), who was born on 10th March, 1930 in Bedzin, Poland. After the Shoah, he was brought to Windermere, England with “The Boys” in 1945. In 1947 he travelled through Europe to join the Machal and fight for the State of…

David Sommer

David was born in Tuerk, Poland in May 1928. He came from an orthodox family. He was taken along with his older brother Mendel to Auschwitz labour camp. He was liberated from Theresienstadt and was brought to England in 1945. His only surviving sibling was liberated to Italy for a short while and made his…

Zigi Shipper

Zigi was born on 18th January 1930 in Lodz, Poland. When he was five years old his parents divorced but because they were Orthodox Jews and divorce was frowned upon, he was told that his mother had died. In 1939, when war broke out, Zigi’s father escaped to Russia, believing that it was only young…

Charles Shane

My husband, Charles Shane, Chaim Szlamberg, was born on 21st Dec 1927 in Lodz Poland. He came from a happy childhood until the war and together with his family he moved to the Warsaw ghetto. In 1940 he was sent to Kielce-Hasag, a hard labour camp. From there he went to Buchenwald and then to…

Roma Rozenman

My mother, Roma Barnes (maiden name Rozenman), was born March 15, 1930 in Demblin, Poland. This square includes a recent photo of her and a photo of her when she was in the Windermere hostel in 1945. The photo above Roma is of her mother. Roma’s parents Chaya and Benjamin and brother Sevek perished at…

Bela Rosenthal

I was born in Berlin on August 1942 and was deported to Theresienstadt in June 1943 where I remained until liberation on 3rd May 1945. My mother died there of TB in 1944. My father had already been deported to Auschwitz. I arrived in England as one of the girls on 15th August 1945 with…