The Shraga Feivel and Sheina Gusiacki Room
THE GUSIACKIS FROM JEDWABNE
Fannie (Fejga) Burack, nee Gusiacki, was born in either in
Jedwabne, Russia (now Poland), to parents Fajba (Shraga Feivel) and Szjena
(Sheina) Gusiacki. The family later changed their surname to Gushatsky. Fannie's
parents had at least eight children--five boys and four girls. Some of them
immigrated to Palestine. Others, like Fannie, came to New York. Fannie's sister Devora moved to New
York and married Leo Oken. Another sister,
Chana Sura, married Yitzchak Lojewski, and lived with him on a kibbutz in Israel.
Her eldest brother, Mordchaj Juszk presumably
died in the Shoah, never having emigrated. Fannie had two brothers who were
twins (cf.), Chaim Rubin and Lejzor Wolf. Chaim
immigrated to Palestine in 1926, where he married Bracha Atlasovitch three years
later. They eventually moved to Perth, Australia. Chaim's brother Lejzor Wolf (who changed his name to Lou Green) moved to
Massachusetts where he married Bessie Schwartz.
Another brother, Avraham Hirsh, nee Abram Gerszk, married Leah (Laitche),
remained in Jedwabne and also perished with his family in the Shoah. He and his
wife are listed in the Jedwabne Yizkor book as being members of the Jedwabne
Lastly, her sister Shoshana, whom Fannie and her husband Sam had visited in Israel in the mid
sixties, emigrated to Palestine and married Avraham Neiditz.
FANNIE AT 19
This is a photo of Fannie when she first
arrived in the United States from Poland.