Sunday, April 25, 2010

Family Sporn/Shacham

Here is an email to me...
Both my father and mother's families were from Pshemishl.
My mother's family was Swartz, and they were lucky to leave Poland just before the war.
However, my father's family were probably lost in the WW2.

I am trying for a long time to find out what happened to them, and maybe your blog may help.

My father was Itzhak Sporn, came to Israel in 1934.

He left behind a married sister (Sali Diamand, husband Yoseph, and 3 kids: Hela, Milek and Buzia),and two unmarried sisters: Sofia and Cila.

Please publish this note, maybe someone will know something about my lost family.


Zvi Shacham (Sporn)
As it turns out, I am familiar with the name via Martin Sporn,a man who married a cousin of mine after the Shoah.

Florine Getter was born in 1926 in Paris. Her mother was Chaya Silberman (photo, right), my grandfather's sister. Chaya and husband Muni Getter (photo, left) were both arrested in France and put on trains to Auschwitz where Chaya perished. Muni, miraculously, survived. Their child Florine was hidden for the entire Shoah in a convent in Grenoble. After the war, her father found her in Paris and they immigrated to New York where she married Martin Sporn. I do not know if Martin was from Przemysl...



Blogger Unknown said...

Dear David,

Thanks for your note.
I know about Martin Sporn, who married Anita in USA, and have a son Michael. Does it ring the bell?

Zvi Shacham

12:03 PM  
Blogger Community of St. John Paul II said...

Hello David, I have a box of many photos of who I believe is Muni Retter, Chayal, Florine Retter and many other relatives. I found the box in around 1989 in Manhattan. Is muni's name actually Joachim Retter who later married Paulette Salomon? I have pictures I can send you so that you can identify them. I have had them since and forgot about them all this time, until tonight. I was going through them and began searching for Joachim Retter, the only name I could really make out. Please contact me so that I can send you pictures and perhaps you can identify them.
Ps. I have more than a hundred photo of them, of their families, his mother and Paulette his possible second wife. Do you know Paulette Salomon and her family?

Silvia Espinosa

1:44 AM  
Blogger Community of St. John Paul II said...

I have 2 copies of the that very photo of Muni you posted. And many others!

1:46 AM  
Blogger Community of St. John Paul II said...

My blog is the Community of St. John Paul II, but my name is Silvia

1:48 AM  

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