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Lodz
POLAND


 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Blumke Sarah Galas, cir 1942, from identity card in Krakow ghetto.
 
Fayga Galas, cir 1945-6.
 
Menachem Galas, cir 1944.
 
Israel Srullek Galas, cir 1942; photo from Krakow identity card.
 
  RYFKA
GALAS
b. 1911
  BLUMKE SARAH GALAS
b. 1915
  FAYGA
GALAS
b. 1917
  MENACHEM
GALAS
b. 1919
  ISRAEL 'SRULLEK'
GALAS
b. 1925
 
                     

 

 

 

Jacob Galas.
 
Symon Galas.
 
Moszes Galas.
 
Mendel Galas.
 
Rosemarie Galas.
 
  JACOB
GALAS
  SYMON
GALAS
  MOSZES
GALAS
  MENDEL
GALAS
  ROSEMARIE GALAS  
 
THE GALAS FAMILY
Lodz, Poland
 

Above you will find siblings Ryfka, Fayga, Menachem (Moniek), Blumke Sarah and Israel (Srullek) Galas.
Blumke Sarah and Srullek's photos were taken from their Krakow identity cards; Menachem's from Lodz. There were also two other brothers named Efraim Fiszel and Henoch Chaim, but no pictures are available of either of them, nor of their parents Abram Michal and Hinda Dworja Galas. The two brothers left Lodz at the end of 1939 before the Lodz Ghetto was sealed.They had lived at Pomorska 6 in Lodz.

Fayga and her brother Menachim stayed with their parents in the Lodz Ghetto; Menachem was transported to Skarysko-Kamienna around 1944. From there he was taken to Buchenwald.

Fayga accompanied her parents to Auschwitz where her parents were gassed upon arrival.  The date was August 8, 1944.

Fayga was taken to Bergen-Belsen and then a work camp that was part of the Neuengamme camps.  She was liberated and sent to a hospital in Osterode where she met her future husband.  They desperately sought to get out of Germany,  Eventually, with the enactment of the Truman Doctrine, they emigrated to the U.S. and arrived on July 6, 1946.

Jacob Galas, pictured above, was the siblings' uncle, photo cir 1941. He and his wife Syfra had three sons and one daughter named Symon, Moszes, Mendel and Rosemarie.

 

 


 

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