Aleksandra NN / Lomza, Poland

aleksandra1 aleksandra2 aleksandra3 aleksandra4Surname: Unknown
Name: Hanna or Aleksandra(?)
Birth Date: 1937 – 1939
Birth Place: Lomza(?), Poland
Father’s Name: Dr. Jakob (Unknown) surgeon
Mother’s Name: Dr. Estera (Unknown) pediatrician

 

FROM WHAT ALEKSANDRA HAS BEEN TOLD:

  1. Her parents were medical doctors and worked in the Jewish Hospital in Lomza.
  2. When her parents were resettled to the Ghetto, she was given to the Kresko family in Lomza where she grew up believing she was their biological daughter. She supposedly was 2 -3 years old at the time. According to Pinkas Hakehillot and Yad Vashem, the Lomza ghetto was started in Aug 1941. This would mean she was born in 1938 – 1939.
  3. Only after the death of her foster parents did she learn about her Jewish background.
  4. There were two more Jewish girls who were saved by the Kresko family. One of these girls (she now lives in Sopot) was possibly the daughter of a Jewish woman named Slowka or Slawka. During the war Mr. Kresko led Slowka/Slawka towards the territories occupied by the Russians when Slowka’s mother was shot nearby. Slowka managed to get over to Soviet territory, but what happened to her after that? Alexandra was told Slowka knew Aleksandra’s biological parents well.
  5. Other Jewish persons from Lomza the Kresko family would mention in their conversations and who may, if they survived the Holocaust and are still alive, know who Aleksandra’s parents were:
    The photographer FILIPOWSKI, Mr. ORLOWSKI, Mr.BYTNER, Mr. BIALY, Mr. GABROT, Mr. TOBIASZ, Mr T. LEWINSKI, Mr. PASMANIUK, Mr. KUC, Mr. JAKUB KAGAN, Mr. DROZDOWSKI, Mr. SZAPIRO, Mr. KOCHNAN, Mr. WEJMER, Mr. DAWID, Mr. KRAUSE, Mr. PELTYN, Dr. CZARNECKI, Dr. HEPNER, Mr. KURTYZON, Mr. GOLABEK, Mr. KLIMEK, Mr. SZENKOP, Mr. GOGOWIEZ, Mr. WAJSMAN, Mr. MROZOWIESZ or MROZOWICZ, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SLOMKA, Mr. BEREK.
Look at Aleksandra’s photos taken during different phases of her life.
Is there any family likeness?
 RESEARCH JOURNAL JANUARY 2009
 Laura wrote the comment listed below. Thank you, Laura!
 If Dr. HEPNER was unmarried, it seems logical that his sister-in-law was the wife of his brother. If so, her family name should probably be HEPNER. How old was the sister-in-law’s daughter?

 Previous Comments
written by Laura, January 28, 2009
Dr. Hepner, a member of the Jewish Council (Judenrat), perished on November 1, 1942. He commit suicide the day before the Łomża ghetto was liquidated. According to one eyewitness, he was not married, and left behind only a mother and a young sister-in-law, with a child.Here, see, one of the testimonies in the 301 (relacje) collection at the Jewish Historical Institute, at ZIH, 301/2267, testimony of Liza Bursztyn, p. 2 (in Polish). “Dr. Jozef Hepner 1-go listopada w szpitalu odebral sobie zycia, byl w niemieckiej niewoli, znal dobrze ich metody. Zostawil podobno list z prosba, zeby ludzie za opiekowali sie jego matka i mloda bratowa z dzieckiem.” Quickly translated: “On the first of November, Dr. Jozef Hepner took his life in the hospital. He was in a German prison” [with some liberties in translation here. He had been imprisoned in September 1939 in the first German pacification action and had not been among the prisoners released in 1940 to the Soviet-occupied zone. He escaped.] “He knew their methods well. He left a letter with the request that people take care of his mother and his young sister-in-law with a child.”

doctors in Lomza in 1930
written by logan, May 01, 2007
In a 1930 business directory covering Lomza, searchable at www.kalter.org/search, the following doctors with first initial J are listed [image 239]:

Karbowski J. dr. (gin), Kosciuszki 20
Czaplicki Jan dr. (gin), Dworna 1
Dworakowski Jan dr. (gin), Dworna 25
Hepner Jozef dr. (gin), pl. Kosziuszki 10

Could J. Karbowski be Jakob?

There is a group photo including a Dr. Julian Karbowski from Lomza athttp://www.lomza.pl/index.php?wiad=217 .Note that Dr. Hepner appears on your list. So does a Dr. Czarnecki, and the directory lists a Dr. Mieczyslaw Czarnecki, Krotka

1.No doctors are listed with first initial E.

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