Abram Majer Szczekacz and Mirla Blum

The Descendants of Abram Majer Szczekacz and Mirla Blum  


Release Feb 23, 2020

Berek Szczekacz and Chana Szmidt

Berek Szczekacz and Chana Szmidt had 12 children. Searching for Birth, Marriage, Death records (BMD) brings us occasionally to meet living family members. I admit, getting to know new blood related family members is the most exciting part of doing genealogy. Lately I met Yoram Shachar, one of Berek and Chana’s great, greatgrandchild about whom I haven’t heard until Dec 15, 2019. The meeting has prompted me to create pages for the descendants of Berek Szczekacz, our mutual great, great grandfather. The released page will introduce you to the 12 children and to their children. Currently there are only two documented stories, about Layzer Ludwig Szczekacz and about Frajdla Szczekacz. The stories about Yoram Shachar, Samuel Szczekacz (The artist, Shmuel Tzur), the many Shakter’s descendants and others will follow soon.

Release Nov 9, 2019

Yosef Kaluzynski and Chana nee Sznajderman

Lebanon About 1909-1914


Release Jan 6, 2018

Fajgla Kaluzynski and Wolf Szperling

Wolf and Fajga Kaluzynski

The Holocaust Had no Mercy for the Szperling Family

Stories and Photos

Release June 26, 20

Ludwig Layzer Szczekacz

A Telephone call from Australia to Californiaswept Jane and me into a research in the Czech Republic. Several families appeared for a moment and then disappeared during the Holocaust. Very few suvivors, many Yad Vashem testimony pages and research in the Czech Republic declared Jane, Dov Kuflik, his sister, Idit, and the five grandchildren of Josef Arieli, my self included, are 3rd cousins. Jane, Dov and his sister, Idit, are 2nd cousins.

Dawid Borejdo Sznajderman

The following story is about Dawid Sznajderman, the son of Abram Moshe Sznajderman and Ajdla Koenigsberg, who survived the tumultuous time of WWII.

Dawid Borejdo Sznajderman



Marek Kaluzynski

Marek Kaluzynski was son of my great grandfather, Abram Kaluzynski, and his second wife, Chaja Dzialoszynska.

Marek Kaluzynski

Marek’s mother, Chaja, died around 1912 in Czestochowa, leaving his father with five young children;

the youngest, Sara, was two years old. Marek was fourteen years old.

Fela Kaluzynski

Minutes from Fela Kluzynski's Life in Photos

Fela Kaluzynski

Release History



Important Links

Zawiercie Yizkor Book Project

Read the Beautiful translation by Jerrold Landau

Connect with Czestochowers all over the wold.

The World Society of
Czestochowa Jews
And Their Descendants

Family History


Memories, like sand stones
Slowly, a grain follows a grain,
Erode, crumble, and vanish.
Sea waves and wind
Sweep them away
Listen to the voices
Collect the words,
The names, the episodes, the moments…
Carve and seal them
In a meticulously crafted pendant
Close to your heart
Allow them to live forever.



Let Us Start With Basic Steps:

Write down everything you know about yourself and about your family:

  • Full names
  • Date of Birth, Marriage and Death
  • Where these events occured
  • Talk to your grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts
  • Write down family anecdotes
  • Scan family photos
  • Scan Family documents

Abram Majer Szczekacz and Mirla Blum

Abram Majer Szczekacz was born on 18 Sep, 1854, in Czestochowa, Poland to Berek Szczekacz and Chana nee Szmidt.

Mirla Maria Blum was born on 5 Sep 1856 to Jonas Blum(Abt. 1823-?) and Rayzla Rundstejn (Abt.1827 - ?)

Abram Majer and Mirla Maria Blum got married on 10 June, 1878 in Czestochowa, Poland in a religious ceremony performed by Rabbi Dawid Weksler.

Abram Majer Szczekacz and Mirla Blum had 11 children: Bajla, Chaja Sora, Gitla, Salomon, Giersz, Chim Herman, Frajdla, Ruchla, Nacha, Lejzer and Mordka.

Abram Majer Szczekacz died in 1913 in Czestochowa.

Mirla Maria immigrated to the USA. She arrived in New York on 14 Aug, 1921. She died in the Bronx, New York on the 10th of July 1939.


Three children Giersz, Bajla and Nacha died young. The other eight children got married and had children.

The daughters Chaja Sora and Ruchla and one of the sons, Salomon, perished during the Holocaust.

Abram Majer's spouse Mirla Blum and 5 of the children immigrated to the USA as you will see below.





Abram Majer Szczekacz

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Mirla Maria Blum

The Descendant of Abram Majer and Mirla Blum

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Chaja Sora Sczekacz and Salomon Szpic

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Gitla Szczekacz and Herman Moryc Szpic

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Salomon Szczekacz And Regina Rakhel Traub

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Chaim Herman Szczekacz-Shakter

and Rose Kaiser

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Frajdla Szczekacz and Josef Lajb Przyrowski

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Ruchla Szczekacz and Szymon Grojer

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Lejzer Louis Szczekacz and Janet D. Covit

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Mordka Max Szczekacz