Goldstein, Battalen, Challov & Ronen Family Histories

Tag: Bronaya Gora

  • Surviving the Holocaust:  Before, During and After

    The gates of memory opened for Pnina Goldsztern Shaufer (Perla) when I first spoke with her in October 2019, flooding her with memories and details of her young life in Poland.  Based on conversations with her and her brother Shraga (Fayvel), I have pieced together this story of their family’s life in Poland before World […]

  • The Goldsztern’s Dreadful End at Bronaya Gora

    Most of the Jews in the Brest Ghetto died in large pits at Bronaya Gora, also known as Brona/Bronna Gora.  It lies about 73 miles northeast of Brest near the town of Bereza Kartuza, known today as Biaroza.  Because the site was located near a number of ghettos (Pinsk, Kowel and others), it served as […]

  • The Creation & Destruction of Uszer (Asher) Goldsztern’s Family

    The three children of Berl Fayvel Goldsztern and Yocheved Rozenzumen who stayed in Poland rather than emigrating were destined for annihilation by the Nazis.  This post focuses on Uszer (Asher) Goldsztern and his family. Uszer was one of the middle children of Berl Fayvel Goldsztern and Yocheved Rozenzumen.  He was born in 1881 in Terespol […]