In the above photograph, Peshe Piekarowicz is in the back row
on the right. The others are not identified.
** In Memoriam **
Museum of Family History wishes to send its heartfelt
condolences to the family of our landsman Max (Mendel)
Srebrnick, who passed away on April 15, 2007. He was
born and raised in Zambrow, Poland and was a survivor
of the Auschwitz concentration camp. He was a
wonderful man who enjoyed giving talks to both Jews
and non-Jews about his experiences during the
Holocaust. He will be missed by all who knew and loved
interviewed Max about his experiences before and
during World War II, and also had the pleasure to
interview fellow landsman Hy Yellin. Sadly, he too
passed away in May of 2007.
and Max are buried at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont,
New York in the United Zembrower Society plot.
From Avigdor Ben-Dov
18 Feb 2008:
I have been reviewing
the lists of surnames from various sources for
Zambrow where some of my maternal
family ancestors lived before the war. Doing
correlations with the data has led to some
exciting finds: names that are not listed in
any other place.
I'd like to share this preliminary work with
others so here is what I discovered:
1.The Jewish cemetery in Zambrow which YZI (Yad LeZehava Institute in
Kedumim) has very partially documented has the
following names (from gravestones in the
cemetery) which do not appear in either
JRI-Poland vital records for this town, nor in
the Zambrow Yizkor Book: JABLONSKY, NEFBESHT,
BEN-AVRAHAM, SHIZIAK, RAPPAPORT, and SEINESS
2.Surnames from the Zambrow Yizkor Book that match the following matzevot
(gravestones) discovered in the
Jewish cemetery: JEROZOLIMSKI, TYKOCINSKY,
SURAWICZ, PAW, SLAVIK, YAGADA(JAGADE) and
3. Surnames from the JRI-Poland vital records match the following burials
in Zambrow found by YZI:
The entire file of burials for Zambrow that has been discovered and
documented to date by YZI is now being
reprocessed (with photographs) by a new set of
volunteers, and I hope to make it available
online with lots more details when finished.
Posted 2 Apr 2007:
I am the son of Peshe Piekarowicz from Zambrow. I am
attempting to uncover my mother's family background and hope that
someone may be able to help me. Peshe was one of six children -
Eli Piekarowicz, b 1898, Yisrael Piekarowicz, b 1903, Celia
Piekarowicz, b 1906, Peshe Piekarowicz , b 1909, Esther Rachel
Piekarowicz, b 1911 and Bendit Piekarowicz,
Their father was
Shlomo Piekarowicz who was married to Rifka.
I am interested to
receive information about Shlomo Piekarowicz and his family. I
believe he had at least one brother, Elchanan Piekarowicz.
His wife Rifka's
family name was Berger, I believe.
I would appreciate
any help I could receive.
Thank you in advance
for your help.
Posted 13 Apr
I was wondering if anyone has come across any information
regarding the Rosen or Rozan family from Zambrow? Please contact
me through the museum if you know anything about the family. Below
you will find the information I have gathered so far:
Hershel Stern (listed in the Forum's Biography section) married
Sarah Rosen around 1903. I have always been told that they both
came from Zambrow and that Sarah's maiden name was Rosen or Rozan.
have not been able to find Sarah's immigration records, nor the
records for any of her brothers. I have located the immigration
records for all of the Stern family and have some census records,
as well as cemetery information for both the Stern and Rosen
families. Perhaps their name was not always just "Rosen".
From what I understand, Sarah had at least three brothers named:
Gdalya (Jack or Jacob), Chaim Simcha (Hyman), and Motl (Max). Her
fathers name may have been Shlomo, but I am not sure.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 14 Oct
I am Italian and excuse me for my bad English...
My wife's grandfather is died in Zambrow on November 06 1943.
He's name is Antonio Roncace and is born at Ancarano (Teramo)
Italy on June 12 1912. He was an Italian soldier in the Second
World War, and maybe he was captured from Germany soldier after
Armistice on September 8 1943. We have no other notice, if you
know something or a little bit of he's history, please send me or
contact me at this mail
Thanks for your attention and for your work.
Posted 11 Aug
Has anyone got links to a Pearlman family that lived in and around
Zambrow locality from around 1850-1900? I have the following
Yitzchak Pearlman/Perelman/Perlman & Jessie Cohen (name?)
Children: Goldie, Jacob (Jankiel), Menachem and Chava.
Jacob married Sarah Chinka Tuchman and had children: Ichiel,
Robert, Isaac, Morris, Samuel all born in Zambrow 1876-1889). All
the above people moved to the US or UK about 1890-1895. Any
possible links? It would be
great to hear from you at
Posted 11 Aug 2008:
I just came across your site and was interested to find my family
surname appear on headstones at the Zambrow Jewish cemetery.
My family came from Zambrow. My grandfather was named Shlomo
Rozental (previously also spelt Rosenthal), and he had a brother
called David Rozental. Both are mentioned in the Book of
David Rozental married Roza or Reizel Tickochinsky and had a child
called Miriam Rozental. It appears from the family's own
records, that both our families had been there for at least two
generations before the war.
My grandfather moved to Uruguay where he married and eventually
passed away in the mid 1960s. His brother David stayed and I
believe married and had children in Zambrow. I am unsure of what
happened after, as some say he passed away in a camp, along with
his wife and children. Despite this I spotted on your website
that someone by the same name from the same town is (or was)
I live in the hope that a survivor or descendant from my family
may still be around (possibly changed their name, and for all I
know, perhaps even religion). This may be either directly from
his children, or perhaps from his wife's
side of the family, but I know very little.
Can you help me identify the full names that were on the matzevot
(headstones), or perhaps you are aware of people (survivors)
from Zambrow, who I can contact by email, post or phone?
I really, really would appreciate your help and I hope to hear
back very soon.
Many thanks in advance
Shlomo Yosef Rozental