Goldstein, Battalen, Challov & Ronen Family Histories

Tag: Pnina

  • 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 […]

  • Finding the Surviving Goldstein’s

    Finding Goldstein cousins who survived the Holocaust is the highlight and most gratifying success of my genealogical research.  Here’s how it happened: Clue Number 1:  Grandpa Sol Goldstein had told me that the family name in Poland was “Goldshtern” (Goldsztern in Polish).  The name was written as “Goldstein” on his brother Shimon’s ship manifest in […]

  • Pnina Goldsztern Shaufer, z”l

    Last Thursday evening, April 16, 2020, I sent WhatsApp Shabbat greetings to Tova Shaufer, Pnina’s daughter, and to her whole family.  Early the next morning Tova responded, “Sad tidings, Mother is gone.”  ברוך דיין האמת This was, indeed, sad news.  I am so grateful that I was able first to identify and locate Pnina, her […]