Abraham Kaluzynski Family

Stories and Memories


Release October 16, 2022

Yigal Writing

Yigal used to write short chapters and read them at various events in the nursing home where he lived in the last years of his life.

The large and interesting part of the chapters are part of his life history.

Few are translations or abridgments of facts related to general education.

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.


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

Abraham Kaluzynski and Frajdla Szczekacz and Chaya Dzialoszynski Family

Abraham Kaluzynski was married twice. His first wife was Frajdla Szczekacz with whom he had three sons: Herszlik Tzvi Kaluzynski, born on 10 October 1884 in Czestochowa, murdered 1942, during the Holocaust. The second son, Lajzer Kaluzynski, was born about 1886 and died in the same year. The third son, my grandfather, Yosef Kaluzynski, was born on 12 Jan 1888 in Czestochowa and died at his home in Ramat Chen, Israel on 16 March, 1959.

Frajdla Szczekacz died on the 1st of May, 1894 in Czestochowa. Our grandfather at the time was six years old.

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Pages from Grandfather's Diary

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Farewell Grandfather

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Odessa To Israel - 1905

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Henryk and Anrea Kaluzynski

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Ariel Steps into his Parent's Past in Poland


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Abraham Kaluzynski divorced his first wife, Frajdla Szczekacz, few years before she died. He married his second wife, Chaja Helena Dzialoszynska on Sep 2, 1892 in Czestochowa. Together they had six children:

Szmul Leib Kaluzynski who was born on June 1893 and dies on 23 July, 1893, in Czestochowa , Mania Kaluzynski, Fela Kaluzynski, Marek Kaluzynski, Guta Kaluzynski and Sara Kaluzynski.


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Mania Kaluzynski,
b. 10 Sep 1894, Radomsko, Poland,
married to Shmuel Gutman in Lodz,
murdered: 1943, Treblinka, Poland

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Fela Kaluzynski
b. 11 January, 1895 Radomsko, Poland
m. to Michael Ufner in March 1919 in Czestochowa
d. on 30 March 1938, in Berlin Germany

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Marek Kaluzynski
b. 06 Sep 1898 in Czestochowa
m. Unknown
d. murdered during the Holocaust

Guta Kaluzynski


Guta Kaluzynski
b. on July 25, 1900 in Czestochowa,
m. to Yurek Blumenfrucht,
d. murdered in 1943 in Treblinka,

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Sara Kaluzynski
b. 14 February 1909 in Czestochowa, Poland
m. in 1934 to Avraham Lukov in Israel
d. in Kibutz Na'an, Israel

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