Jetti SCHAECHTER / SCHECHTER / Chernovtsy, Ukraine / Transnistria

jetti jetti1Surname: SCHECHTER / SCHAECHTER / SEHTER
Name: JETTI
Birth Date: 1938 – 1939
Birth Place:
Chernovtsy ( Czernowitz), Ukraine ?

Less likely Mogilev , Ukraine

Father’s Name: OSCAR SCHECHTER / SCHAECHTER
Mother’s Name: CLARA SCHECHTER / SCHAECHTER

JETTI’S STORY:
The family may have lived in Chernovtsy (earlier Czernowitz), before being deported to Mogilev.
Jetti thinks her parents died in the ghetto in Mogilev.
She herself was probably put in an orphanage in Mogilev.
Later ( March 1944?) Jetti and other orphans were brought by train from Mogilev to Romania.
The children were called the Transnistria children.

Jetti was later adopted in Bacau, Romania.

Her adoptive parents told her she had a note with the above mentioned names and dates.

RESEARCH JOURNAL JUNE 2005

TRANSNISTRIA
The deportations of Jews from Bessarabia , Bukovina and Northern Moldova to Transnistria started in September 1941 and went on till the autumn of 1942. According to some sources around 150 000 Jews were deported to Transnistria. It is estimated that around 300 000 Jews had lived in that area before the war, but many of these had been murdered before the deportations to this area started .

The winter of 1942 – 1943 was very severe and many died. Later food supplies from outside Jewish organizations helped refugees to survive the winter of 1943 – 1944.

LIST OF ORPHANS FROM TRANSNISTRIA?
Negotiations to release at least some of the orphans first did not succeed, but in March 1944 a group of 1841 orphans came back to Romania. One may assume Jetti was one of these, but that must be confirmed first. The question is, is there a list of these orphans in archives in Romania, Israel or elsewhere?
See new entry in January 2009.

TESTIMONY OF ANOTHER GIRL, BORN 1930, WHO SURVIVED TRANSNISTRIA
The Nizkor Project has published the testimony of Rifka Yaldor . This may help us understand what happened to Jetti during the difficult years in Transnistria.
http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/people/c/carmelly-felicia/yaldor-rifka.html

OSKAR AND CLARA SCHECHTER , POSSIBLY FROM CZERNOWITZ
Was there indeed a couple named Oskar and Clara Schechter who had a little daughter named Jetti?
The parents may have been born between 1905 – 1915, based on Jetti’s age.
Who can tell us about Jetti’s parents and other relatives?

RESEARCH JOURNAL JANUARY 2009
IMPORTANT RESEARCH DONE BY TAMAR MILNER
Tamar Milner came upon this website as she is researching the same areas that Jetti came from.
Within the last month she has come up with several resources that may be useful for Jetti, so we will try to list them, one by one. Tamar told us that the members of the Czernowitz Discussion Group
http://czernowitz.ehpes.com/ have been very helpful. Thanks!
1924 CZERNOWITZ ADDRESS DIRECTORY
In this directory there is a person listed as Oscar Schechter who was a merchant living in Templului 4 in Czernowitz.
This street was , before 1918, called Tempelgasse, and some time after 1924 changed to Principale carol.
The name of this street today in what is now Chernovtsy in the Ukraine, is not known.
Could this Oscar Schachter be Jetti’s father? In that case he must have been born around 1900, and been close to forty years old when Jetti was born.
INTERNMENT OF OSKAR SCHAECHTER IN ROMANIAN CAMPS
This information Tamar found through Yad Vashem. Again, we cannot be sure that this Oscar Schaechter is Jetti’s father, but we note that this man was born in Storojinet and during the war interned in a camp in Czernowitz.
Storojinet is today Storozhinetz, Ukraine. Before the Holocaust, this place had 2482 Jewish inhabitants.
Storozhinets is situated 26 km SW of Chernovtsy (former Czernowitz)

ANOTHER KLARA SCHACHTER BORN 1911 IN BUKOVINA
Tamar found, through the library list of the Hebrew University, that in 1996 a book had been published in German by the publisher Hartung-Gorre, with the original Yiddish text as part of the book.
The name of the book “Woss ich hob durchgelebt – Was ich durchgemacht habe: Briefe einer Juedin aus der Bukowina verfasst in Transnistria 1943” . The author: Klara Schaechter.
The book contains letters written by Klara to her brothers in America while she was interned in Murafa, a camp in Transnistria. In these letters Klara describes how she, her father, stepmother and sister fled from their native town Czudyn (now Mezhyrichchia) to Storonyhetz on July 1st 1941.
Perhaps this book will have relevant information about Jetti’s family?

DRUCKER’S LIST OF WWII GRAVES IN MOGILEV-PODOLSKY
A young accountant named Jacob Yaakov Drucker became a gravedigger for the Jewish community in Mogilev during Worl War Two, and kept registers for the people buried during that time.
Among the names he lists is Netti Schechter . A relative of Jetti’s?
Tamar is getting help checking the whole list for additional names.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE FROM CZERNOWITS
Tamar has been told by another survivor who was born in 1937 from Czernowitz / Chernovtsy that she was able to obtain her birth certificate from the Chernovtsy archives.

LIST OF 804 TRANSNISTRIA ORPHANS BROUGHT BACK TO ROMANIA
At Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and at the USHMM in Washington there are six lists of 804 orphans who were returned to Romania. List # 5 give names of children who were brought to Bacau. This list should be searched first to see if Jetti is on the list. We mention this list in particular because Jetti was later adopted in Bacau.

YIZKOR BOOK FOR THE JEWS OF BUKOWINA
Tamar mentions that this book has chapters about the Jews both from Czernowitz and from Storojinet.

RESEARCH JOURNAL JANUARY 2009
Logan Kleinwaks is a very good friend of this website, bringing information he hopes will be helpful. Here is his latest.
Thanks, Logan!

1909 CZERNOWITZ AND SUBURBS ADDRESS AND BUSINESS DIRECTORYRegistered Companies:
Münzer & Schächter, Galanteriewarenhandel Czernowitz
** Schächter Osias, Kommissions- und Speditionsgeschäft Itzkany
** Schächter Osias, Propinationspachtung Kaczyka
** Could Osias be Jetti’s father Oscar?
Homeowners:
Schechter Baruch Kanzlist Roschergasse 6 a CZ
Schechter Simon Oberkantor Franzensgasse 7 CZ
Barasch Schaje Schächter Uhrmachergasse 18 CZ
Murdzinski & Schächter Galanteriewarenh. Magistratsgebäude CZ
Schachter Simon Bauunternehmer Bräuhausgasse 33 CZ
Schächter Hermann Angestellter Steingasse 6 CZ
Schächter Simon Bauunternehmer Bräuhausgasse 14 a CZ
Schächter Dawid Buchbinder Russischegasse 48 CZ
Schächter Mendel Buchhalter Dreifaltigkeitsgasse 2 a CZ
Schächter Zilli Buchhalterin Liliengasse 8 CZ
Schächter Bernhard Damenschneider Morariugasse 13 CZ
Schächter Max Fiakerhälter Landhausgasse 3 CZ
Schächter Mendel Gastwirt Liliengasse 21 CZ
Schächter Meier Isak Gemeindeschächter Ankergasse CZ
Schächter Kalmann Geschäftsleiter Neueweltgasse 54 CZ
Schächter Schulem Kaufmann Wechslergasse 12 E CZ
Schächter Jossel Kaufmann Judengasse 21 CZ
Schächter Simon Kaufmann Poppergasse 22 CZ
Schächter Abraham Jakob Kaufmann Springbrunnengasse 37 CZ
Schächter Leib Kaufmann Springbrunnengasse 37 CZ
Schächter Bernhard Kaufmann Gymnasialgasse 8 CZ
Schächter Leon Kommis Bindergasse 12 CZ
Schächter Jakob Kondukteur Pumnulgasse 25 CZ
Schächter Phöbus Landesbeamter Armeniergasse 18 CZ
Schächter Markus Landesbeamter Rathausstraße 31 CZ
Schächter Schmaje Obsthändler Enzbg.-Hauptstraße 41 CZ
Schächter Samuel Privatier Poppergasse 13 E CZ
Schächter Israel Max Privatier Steingasse 12 CZ
Schächter Mechel Privatlehrer Maria Theresiengasse 18 CZ
Schächter Markus Reisender Austriaplatz 5 CZ
Schächter Pistener Schächter Synagogengasse 30 CZ
Schächter Elias Schächter Wechslergasse 4 a CZ
Schächter Jakob Schächter Winzergasse 7 CZ
Schächter Benjamin Schneider Rathausstraße 5 CZ
Schächter Viktor Sollizitator Austriaplatz 5 CZ
Schächter Nuchim Trödler Enzbg.-Hauptstraße 52 CZ
Schächter Chaim Hersch Trödlergeschäft Judengasse 49 CZ
Schächter Toni Witwe Plankengasse 4 E CZ
Schächter Karl Zimmermaler Seilergasse 8 CZ
Schächter Jakob Hersch Zuckerwarenhdlg. Rathausstraße 20 CZ
Schächter Elias Kaufmann Isidor Worobkiewiczgasse 3 CZ
Schächter Karl Buchbinder Bahnhofstraße 3 CZ
Schächter Menasche Agent Atlasgasse 1 a CZ
Schächter Nathan Schneider Poppergasse 8 a CZ
Schächter Jakob Tramwaykondukteur 545 MA
Schächter Moses Kaufmann 1366 RO
Schächter Josef Greislerei MA
Schächter Simon Kaufmann MA
Schächter r. Sucher Isak Schächter Wechslergasse 7 CZ

Many more in the 1898 version of this directory, also some in Radautz and Suczawa in the 1909 directory, including an Osias in Suczawa.

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