|Lejbus Hirsch Zvi was born in Kock, Poland in 1833, and was the son
of Chaim and Scheindel Szibrnik (Zylberman.) He resided in Lodz until 1890, then move to
Zawiercie. He was an
ardent Zionist, and he represented Zawiercie in the sixth Zionist Congress in
Basel in 1903. He also built the synagogue in Zawiercie and passed away
there in 1908.
Ruchel/Ruchele Zylberman was born in
Lodz in 1875 to Lejbus Hirsch Zvi and his wife Tauba (nee Biszke)
Eventually she moved with her family to Zawiercie. She married Szlama Aron
Meryn in 1893. The Meryn family subsequently moved to Chemnitz, Germany in 1910.
They had six children: Mordechai Dov (who passed away in 1942), Abraham Izaak, Acher
(died in Auschwitz in 1943), Sara
Rivka, Shimshon, and Roza. Ruchele perished in Aug 1943 at Auschwitz.