Monday, March 7, 2011

1939 Biala-Podlaska Census, card 1448

Translation: Echiel, son of Melemed-Ele Lejbzon and Sura-Rywka Izakson, and Pinia-Rejzla, daughter of Aron Lejbzon and Sura-Marja Elencwejg. Echiel, a handlarz/furman (carter), was born in Biala-Podlaska on November 1 1895 and Pinia-Rejzla was born in Biala-Podlaska on July 20 1890. Both Hebrew, they married in Biala-Podlaska in 1919. Chidrens' names and dates of birth (all born in Biala-Podlaska): Jankiel February 25 1920, Szepsel May 6 1923, Moszko April 23 1925, Rubin September 4 1926, and Chaim-Jehuda September 14 1929. According to the dates, addresses, and remarks on side 2, Echiel and Jankiel escaped to Russia in 1941 where both survived the war. They both returned to Biala-Podlaska in 1945/1946 and both appear to have had trouble with the law upon their return (no details listed). It appears that Pinia-Rejzla and the 4 younger sons remained in Biala-Podlaska until September 26 1942 when all remaining Jews were displaced to the nearby town of Miedzyrzecz. They were moved from the town register in December 1942 by an order the mayor gave in October 1942.
Additional information:
-According to a fellow resercher, Echiel died in Biala-Podlaska in 1952. Son Jankiel, now Jan, tried to emigrate to Israel after the war but with his legal troubles (horse thieves??) was unable to get approval. He married a Catholic woman and raised his family in Biala-Podlaska where he died in 1995, the last Jew in the town.
-Any Jews who survived the transportation to, and time in, Miedzyrzecz were transferred to the Treblinka death camp late in 1942. For more information, see
-See census card 1451 for Pinia-Rejzla's mother Sura and sister Estera at

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