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|Catalog No.||2457||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||The Cymberknopf and Lustiger families, Czestochowa: correspondence and personal documents||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||18012ר"מ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Bachman Chedva||Similar Items|
|File name||Lustiger & Cymberknopf, Czestochowa - Personal documents||Similar Items|
|Period||Before World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||01/01/1930||Similar Items|
|To Date||31/12/1939||Similar Items|
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Collection of the Cymberknopf family of Czestochowa:
Freidl - Frymel Nordon, later Cymberknopf, was born in Prawno, Poland in 1867. She first married a man named Abramowicz and the couple had one son, Abram Abramowicz. After being widowed she married Henoch Cymberknopf; the couple lived in Czestochowa and had nine children, among them: Rozka - Rejzale Cymberknopf and Michal - Zwi - Hersz Cymberknopf (b. 1905) who was later the father of the collection’s donor, Chedva Bachman. Henoch died in 1908, and besides Hersz - Zwi all members of this family perished in the Holocaust.
Abram - Szlomo Lustiger, a merchant, was born in Zawiercie in the Lodz district in 1887. He later married Blima, nee Rosenfeld (b. 1886); the couple lived in Czestochowa and had eight children: Sura - Itta Lustiger, later Cymberknopf (b. 1910), a seamstress; Jakob - Szmuel Lustiger (b. 1915), a laborer; Chana Lustiger (b. 1917); Dwojra Lustiger (b. 1920); Fajgla - Zipora Lustiger (b. 1922); Hersz - Zwi Lustiger (b. 1925); Icek - Yitzhak Lustiger (b. 1925); and Dobza Lustiger.
Sura - Itta emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1936. Szmuel lived in the Czestochowa ghetto and then was deported to the Buchenwald camp - he was sent for extermination, jumped from the transport train, broke his leg but survived and joined the partisans; in 1947 he emigrated to Mandate Palestine and joined Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz. Hersz - Zwi and Icek joined the partisans and were killed by an explosive they were placing. All the other siblings perished in the Holocaust.
In 1929, Michal - Zwi - Hersz Cymberknopf married Haja nee Zygelbaum. The couple were proprietors of a grocery store and soda factory in Lelow, and had one son, Israel – Awigdor Cymberknopf. In 1934 they divorced and Zwi - Hersz remarried, to Sura - Itta nee Lustiger. She was a member of the religious Zionist youth movement, Mizrachi, and Zwi - Hersz belonged to Po’alei Agudat Israel. After their marriage, Zwi went to a pioneer training program (hachshara) in Poland. They received “certificates” (immigration permits) and in 1936 emigrated to Mandate Palestine, arriving at the port of Haifa. With growing antisemitism in Poland, Sura pressed her husband’s ex-wife, Haja, to send her (and Zwi’s) son to the couple in Palestine until the threat passed, but Haja refused; she and her son perished in the Holocaust. In 1938, Zwi and Sura moved to Kfar Hassidim and that year their son, Avigdor (later Tzor), was born. In 1944 Chedva (later Bachman) was born, who donated this collection to the GFH Archives.
Handwritten and typed originals, in Hebrew, Polish, and Yiddish
In this collection:
1) Official confirmation that the Lustiger family lives in Czestochowa;
2) A list of the family members in the family residence in Czestochowa, from the registry of the building’s house committee;
3) Divorce authorization for Zwi Cymberknopf and his first wife Haja Zygelbaum;
4) The marriage conditions document for Zwi Cymberknopf and Sura - Itta nee Lustiger, and their ketuba (Jewish marriage certificate);
5) An authorization issued in 1936 by the Center for Palestine Affairs of the Agudat Israel movement in Poland, immigration department, granting two places to Michal (Zwi) Cymberknopf [and his wife Sura] to emigrate to Mandate Palestine;
6) An immigration certificate of the Jewish Agency [for Palestine];
7) A Jewish New Year’s greeting card;
8) Various personal status documents;
9) Correspondence with the family in Poland;
10) A High Holy Days prayer book from the early 20th C. and photographs of family members. Close