Wolf and Fajgla Szperling



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

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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


The Szperling family tree goes back 6 generation. You can read the family tree here.

The Szperling family united with the Kaluzynski family when Fajgla Kaluzynski married Wolf Szperling.

Wolf szperling appears in the Szperling Family Tree 3rd generation.

Fajgla Kaluzynski is the daughter of Majer Dan Kaluzynski and his first wife Laja Dresler.

Fajgla Kaluzynski married Wolf Szperling in 1886 in Radomsko. The couple had eight children.

Fajgla Kaluzynski and her husband Wolf Szperling lived in Czestochowa. Wolf Szperlin had health issues and he passed away in 1928 because of Heart faiure.

Fajgla moved to Piotrkow to live close to her eldest daughter: Mania Zaks.

Wolf and Fajgla Family Photo

Sitting at the center of the photo are Wolf Szperling (1863-1928) and his wife Fajgla Szperling (1866-Holocaust.)

Sitting next to father Wolf Szperling their daughter Frania Zajbel nee Szperling (1891-Holocaust)

Sitting next to mother Fajgla Szperling nee Kaluzynski their daughter Ola Kenikayte nee Szperling (1894 - Holocaust)

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The other descendants standing, right to left:

Grand daughter - Lonia Zaks (1913 - ???)

Daughter - Esterka Szlezinger nee Szperling (1899-Holocaust)

Son - Michal Szperling (1904-1943 during the Holocaust)

Daughter - Mania Zaks nee Szperling (1887-Holocaust)

Daughter - Hanka Kozusznik nee Szperling(1901-Holocaust)

Daughter - Sabina Ankelevitz nee Szperling (1899-abt. 1968)


Mania Szperling (1888 - 1942)
married Yidl Zaks (1888 - 1942)
They had four children:

Lea Lonia Zaks
Aharon Nolek Zaks
Abram Romek Zaks
Rina Zaks

Mania and Yidl Zaks

Mania Szperling and Yidla Zaks

Married on 09 November, 1911

in Piotrikow, Poland.


Yad Vashe Testimony Pages:

Mania Zaks nee Szperling

Mania was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1888 to Wolf and Feiga. She was a merchant and married to Yehuda. Prior to WWII she lived in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland. During the war she was in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.

Masza (Mania) was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by her daughter, Rina Irmai

Idel Zaks

Idel Zaks was born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland in 1888 to Mordekhai and Rivka. He was a merchant and married to Masza. Prior to WWII he lived in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland. During the war he was in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.

Idel was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by his daughter, Rina Irmai

Frania Szperling (1890 - 1942)
married Josef Zajbel (1885 - 1942)
They had two children:

1. Zisla Zosia Zajbel
2. Oles, Alexander, Uriel Zajbel

Frania Zajbel nee Szperling
Franka gave the photo to her twin sister, Sabina, when Sabina immigrated to Israel – 29.11 1925.


Ola Szperling (06 Mar, 1894 - 1942)
married Morris Kenikayte (?)
The had three children:

Zosia Kenikayte (1925 - 1933)
Mitek Kenikayte(1928 - 1942)
Wladek Kenikayte (1930 - 1942)

Ola Szperling


Ola Kenikayte nee Szperling

Hanka Szperling ( 5 Jan, 1901- 1942)
Heniek Kozusznik (?)
They had one child:

Wanda Kozusznik

Hanka Kuzusznik nee Szperling on the left

Hanka Kuzusznik nee Szperling (on the left) with friends

Sabina Szperling (1900 - 1968)
married Yitzhak Ankelevitz (1901 - ?)
They had two children:

Ariel Ankelevitz (1928 - 1948)
Zeev Ankelevitz (1933 - )

Sabina Ankielewicz

Sabina Ankelevitz

Ester Szperling (1900 - 1942)
married Avraham Szlezinger (1892 - ?)
They had one child:

Leontine Sofia Szlezinger ( ? )

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Ester Szperling, Avraham Szlezinger and their daughter
Leontine Sofia Szlezinger

Michal Szperling (1904 - 1943)
married Nechuma Privolski (1912 - 1943)
They had one child:

Severin Szperling (1940 - survived the Holocaust)

Rina and Severin 1945

Rina Irmay nee Zaks and Severin Szperling

Czestochowa 1945