This is a photo of a graduating class from
school in Vinif, 1936-1937. Note the lack of shoes. It is
believed that these were all Jewish students pictured.
Second from left in back row (looking bald because of the
lighting) is Hersh Grossman. Next to Hersh is his sister
Celie Grossman. Hersh and Celie were siblings to Helen
Grossman. Celie and Hersh were the fifth and six oldest
children in their family. Third from the right in the back
is Gita Hoffman.
Two girls down from Celie in
the back row is Leah Kahn and slightly below her and to her
left is her sister, Tsuri Kahn. In the middle of the picture
is the teacher. To the teacher's left is Chaika Kahn. Leah
was shot with her parents in an aktsia in the Borshov
ghetto in 1943. Tsuri stayed behind in Vinif and then died
just after liberation from Auschwitz. Chaika was with Helen
and her sister Ethel when they fled to the woods in Borshov
in Fall of 1943. Chaika, however, went back to try to
find some shoes and was never heard from again. Presumably
she was caught and killed then.
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