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SHEINA GITEL BURAK
nee Szejna Gitel

Drejarska

Jedwabne, Poland

 

FLORA BURACK

nee Blume Burak

Jedwabne, Poland


 

SAMUEL BURACK

ne Chone Burak
Jedwabne, Poland
 


 

MAX BURACK

ne Mendel Burak
Jedwabne, Poland
 


 

CHARLES BURACK

ne Yechezkel Burak
Jedwabne, Poland

 

AARON BURACK

ne Aron Burak
Jedwabne, Poland
 

ZELMAN BURAK

Jedwabne, Poland

 


 

ETHEL STOOL
nee Etel Burak
Kolno, Poland
 

 


FRANCES GLICKMAN
nee Shprintza Olszewski
Sbojna (Kolno), Poland





ROSE OLSHEN
Kolno, Poland
 



   THE BURAK-GNIAZDOWICZ WING 

My Family Tree

THE BURACK BROTHERS

Aaron, Charlie and Sam Burack

cir 1920s

prob. Brooklyn, New York

The highlights of any family history collection, for the most part, are the photographs taken over the many decades of family life. They are "snapshots in time," and when taken as a whole, often represent the very best times of a family's existence. The photographs pictured here represent those members of my extended family, all of whom were immigrants--all born in what we now know as Poland, though the region that they were from was considered to be part of Russia until after World War I. Most of them chose to emigrate and chose to live in the United States; others, by choice or not, chose to stay.

Unfortunately, many of our earliest photographs, especially those taken in our ancestral countries such as Poland, and even those taken during the Great Depression, often elicit bittersweet memories, and they remind us to a degree of the sufferings of our Jewish families historically, especially at the hands of their oppressors both before, during, and even after the Shoah.

Whether these photographs were taken back in Eastern Europe or in immigrant-rich lands such as the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel and Latin America, they remind us not only of the events that in some way shaped the lives of our European-born immigrant ancestors, but ultimately our own. Behind each photograph lies many stories, both good and bad. These stories tell us that, even though we may be very far apart geographically, and we are not in touch with each other so often, how very connected we are to each other through a great "collective consciousness," within an interweaving nexus of a deeply-rooted and beautiful family tree.

Left-click on any of the thumbnail photos to see an enlarged image. Do the same on the underlined name and you will be redirected, when available, to the person's or family's web page.
Enjoy and best wishes to all.

 

ANNA KAMELEFSKY

nee Chana Burak
Kolno, Poland
 


MAX BURACK
ne Mendel Burak
Lomza, Poland

CHARLES BURACK

ne Chatzkel Burak
Lomza, Poland


JUSZK GERSZK BURAK
Kolno, Poland

 

JACOB GREENBERG
ne Yankel Burak
Kolno, Poland

 

EDITH ROSENZWEIG

nee Itka Burak
Kolno, Poland

 


GUSSIE SMOLINSKY
nee Gitl Gniazdowicz
Gniazdowo (Sniadowo),
Poland
 

ROSE MORGENSTERN
nee Ruchla Skura
Dlugosiodlo, Poland

EVA BIBICOFF
nee Chawa Levine
Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland

IZZY OSHINSKY
Sniadowo, Poland

 


HARRY OSHINSKY
Sniadowo, Poland

 

SAMUEL OCEAN

 ne Szymche Osinski
Sniadowo, Poland



SRUL GNIAZDOWICZ

Koskowo (Sniadowo), Poland


 

HARRY NESS

ne Avraham Chone Gniazdowicz
Sniadowo (Koskowo), Poland

 

HARRY NESS

ne Chona Jankiel Gniazdowicz
Gniazdowo (Sniadowo), Poland

 

JAKE COHEN

ne Chune Skura
Dlugosiodlo, Poland
 

 

MORTON STUBIN

ne Motel Szczupakiewicz
Czyzew, Poland
 

 

PEARL FENSTER

nee Perel Szczupakiewicz
Czyzew, Poland
 

 

ROSE LEVINE

nee Ruchla Uscen
Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland


 

 

SARAH WERTEL

nee Sure Kalender
Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
 

CHONEK PECYNOWICZ

Gniazdowo (Sniadowo), Poland
 

LEON PAKIN
ne Chone Leibl Pecynowicz
Gniazdowo (Sniadowo), Poland

 

 

 

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