Name: IZABELLA “ZULA”
Birth Date: March 12th 1940
Birth Place: LVIV, UKRAINE; then LWOW, POLAND
Father’s Name: LEOPOLD WALDBAUM, born April 1st 1904
Paternal Grandfather: ABRAHAM LIFSZUETZ
Paternal Grandmother: TAUBE LIFSZUETZ nee LUFT
Mother’s Name: ELLA WALDBAUM nee KLAFTEN born Oct 16th 1912
Maternal Grandfather: ” ISIDOR” IZRAEL MARKUS KLAFTEN
Maternal Grandmother: FRYDERYKA KLAFTEN NEE AGID
THE GOOD NEWS:
This woman arrived in Israel on Feb 25th 1947. She grew up not knowing the most basic facts about herself: What was her original name? Where and when was she born? Who were her parents?
Her luck came when Vered Berman at the Israeli TV included her in the preparations for the documentary ” The Wanda Lists” back in 1994.
Through several TV programs and much research, Izabella now knows the information above. She still hasn’t found any document giving her exact birthdate.
This fantastic development was presented in a special documentary by Vered Berman called Hanita’s Missing Identity on Channel One here in Israel.
RESEARCH JOURNAL JUNE 2005
PHOTOS OF IZABELLA’S PARENTS
Can anybody tell Izabella about her parents?
Are there any photos of her parents somewhere?
Has anybody been able to obtain photos of graduates of Lviv University from the 1920’s and 1930’s? At least Izabella’s mother studied there.
THE WALDBAUM DROGERIE IN UL.GRODECKA 62
Does anybody remember her father’s Drogerie in ul. Grodecka 62 in Lviv?
Izabella was lucky to obtain a drawing of the outside of the drogerie and during her visit to Lviv, she was able to go inside the presentday photo shop.
This Drogerie is listed in the Lviv telephone catalogues at least from 1932 onwards..
IZABELLA’S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER IZIDOR KLAFTEN
It is known that Izabella’s maternal grandfather Isidor Izrael Markus Klaften had a big store in ul. Akademicka 4 in Lviv where among other things, he sold toys. Perhaps somebody remembers this shop and the Klaften family?
DR. ADOLPH LOEW
Dr. Adolph Loew who had a clinic in ul. Grodecka 54 was another relative. He was born in 1885 ( possibly 1881). He had a son named Seweryn Loew. There is a rumour that the Loew family emigrated to the States before World War Two. Can you help us check this rumour?
RESEARCH JOURNAL JUNE 2008
REVISED INFO ABOUT IZABELLA’S MATERNAL GREATGRANDFATHER JAKOB JANKIEL AGID r WEINGARTEN
Izabella’s greatgrandfather was Jakob Jankiel Agid who was born in 1859 , probably in Zniesnienie or Michalewice or Zamarstynow.
From JRI-Poland we learn that he married Sabine Sobel Luft in 1888 and the couple had at least these four daughters:
Berta Agid born 1889
Fryderyka Agid born 1890 ( Izabella’s grandmother)
Genia Agid born 1891
Henryka Agid born 1895
Jakob Jankiel Agid’s parents were Salomon Agid and Etla Etel Ettel Weingarten from Michalewice / Zniesnienie.
Salomon Agid and Etla Ettel Etel Weingarten seem to have moved to Lviv around 1886 and they had at least the following children, according to JRI Poland:
Chaim Agid born 1855
Jakob Jankiel Agid born 1859
Lea Agid born 1868
Regina Rebeka Agid born 1871, married Klahr
Anna Chane Agid born in March 1875, married Czaczkes
Mala Agid born 1885
30 years of childbearing?
THE KLAFTEN FAMILY
According to JRI Poland this seems to be the klaften family tree.
Mojzesz KLAFTEN married Fajga Gitel BOHIN and they had at least two sons:
Simche Symcha Lajb Loeb KLAFTEN born 1845
Jozef KLAFTEN born 1846.
Simche Symche Lajb Loeb KLAFTEN married Srince Szprince Pinie REIF TETELES TETTELES and they had the following children:
Sara Ester Salomea KLAFTEN born in 1873 or 1874, married WEBER r HUBIST
Suesche Lejzer Aleksander KLAFTEN born 1877
Jozef Hirsch KLAFTEN born 1879
Izrael Markus Izidor KLAFTEN born 1880
Abraham Jakob KLAFTEN born 1882
Salomon Wilhelm KLAFTEN born 1885
I’m so sorry.
written by Heather, October 25, 2009
I’ve been doing a great deal of research on what I personally think is perhaps one of the darkest moments in the world’s history. I’m very concerned that my children will not otherwise learn of it and will not respect the seriousness. I wish I could fill in the blank answers that you search out. I want to weep for you. This is so sad. Here we are in 2009 and you still suffer the affects that one evil man and his corrupt desires has inflicted upon you. Please know, that many people still carry you and others that have shared your sufferings in prayer. I wish I could offer more. May God bless you in your search for answers.
A friend in the United States
Klaften in Lwow in 1937
written by logan, May 01, 2007
From the 1937 directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search, in Lwow:
Klaften I., magazyn zabawek, Akademicka 4, tel. 238-85 [image 933]
Waldbaum L., sklad farb i artykulow gospodarskich, Grodecka 62, tel. 284-53 [image 890]
Waldbaum (R. or H.), restauracje, Na Skalce 5, tel. 258-54 [image 921]