THE CHACEK FAMILY OF OSTROLEKA
|Seated, l. to r.: Sam Chacek (later Silverman), Chaya Sura Chacek,
Meyer Chacek, Hinde Chacek, Moishe Perkal (husband of Elka.)
Standing: Chaya ? (girlfriend of Sam?), Philip Chacek, Esther Chacek,
Sam and Philip immigrated to the United States. Esther and Elka couldn't
immigrate to the United States at first, so they went to Cuba,
eventually immigrating to the United States in the 1940s.
Their parents Meyer and Chaya Sura and their daughter Hinde stayed in
Ostroleka, and perished during the Holocaust. Meyer and Chaya Sura
disapproved of the "goyische" life in the United States and decided to
stay put in Poland.
Left to right: Esther, Meyer, Elka, Philip, and Chaya Sura
Chacek. Standing on Chaya Sura's left is cousin Frimke Sagel. Standing
behind Frimke is Hinde Chacek.