Goldstein, Battalen, Challov & Ronen Family Histories

Tag: Gittel

  • Cousin Solly and the “Kiss of Death Girl”

    Hit-man for Murder, Inc…wanted to go straight… killed and thrown into a lake:  the family legend turns out to be true. Solly (Solomon) Goldstein was the the fourth of five children born in the US to my father’s Uncle Shimon (Sam).  Born in about 1913 in New York City, he was 23 or 24 years […]

  • Surprise!  Uncle Shimon Goldstein Hands Us a Mystery

    From knowing next to nothing about this branch of the family, details – one  rather astonishing – are now being discovered. To remind you, Uncle Shimon is the older brother of my grandfather Sol Goldstein.  Their parents were Berl Fayvel Goldsztern and Yocheved Rozenzumen.  Along with Sol, he and his brother Meyer were the only […]