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Story of survivors




When Sława Wołosiańska was asked: “Why did you save Jews?” she always answered: “Me? Jews? I did not save Jews, I saved people, my friends and acquaintances.”

39 people were hidden for 22 months in the cellar under Wołosiański’s home in Drohobych. All of them survived German occupation of the city, most of them survived the Second World War. Their descendants live all over the world.







Story of survivors




1. Bezazel Artur Hendel


Father of H.L. Hendel 3, husband of Zofia Hendel 2. Did not speak Polish at all. Moved with his family to Israel after the
war. Died in 1972.

︎ Hendel family





2. Zofia Hendel


Maiden name: Schreier. Mother of H.L. Hendel 3, wife of B.A. Hendel 1. Moved with her family to Israel after the war. Died in 1989. 

︎ Hendel family





3. Hadassa Lizi Hendel


Daughter of B.A. Hendel 1 and Zofia Hendel 2. Was 13 years old during the occupation. Moved with her family to Israel after the war, changed name to Wygodny. 

︎ Hendel family





4. Wolf Sztok


Father of Stella Sztok and Mitka Sztok 7, husband of Genia Sztok 5. Brother of Eugenia Herzig 22

︎ Sztok family





5. Genia Sztok


Mother of Stella Sztok and Mitka Sztok 7, wife of Wolf Sztok 4. Also known as Tova Sztok.

︎ Sztok family




6. Stella Sztok


Daughter of Genia Sztok and Wolf Sztok 4. Sister of Mitka Sztok 7. Was around 8 to 10 years old during the occupation. Has moved to Israel and continues to live there. Married, took name Arad. Has two daughters.

︎ Sztok family






7. Mitka Sztok


Daughter of Genia Sztok 5 and Wolf Sztok 4. Sister of Stella Sztok 6. Was around 5 to 6 years old during the occupation. Has moved and lives in Israel. Married took name Alexander.

︎ Sztok family





8. Sztok’s family maid


Name unknown.

︎ Sztok family 





9. Motio Egert


Uncle of Lonio Strasser 11, brother of Fela Strasser 10. Initially hid in the neighbouring basement, dug the connection to the main one. After Drohobych liberation he got enlisted and died in the Red Army.

︎ Strasser family



10. Fela Strasser


Mother of Lonio Strasser 11, sister of Motio Egert 9.

︎ Strasser family





11. Lonio Strasser


Son of Fela Strasser 10, nephew of Motio Strasser 9. Was about 6 years old during the occupation. Has moved and lives in Israel under the name Aryeh Nativ with his wife Zafra. Has four children.

︎ Strasser family





12. Gustaw Kreisler


Husband of Janina Kreisler 13. Good friend of E.D. Klinghoffer 14. Was a doctor of chemistry, used to work in the refinery. After the war he moved back to his hometown, Vienna. Later he moved to Gliwice, Poland.



13. Janina Kreisler


Wife of Gustaw Kreisler 12. Had a son from previous marriage with a Goy. The son is still alive, living in Australia. 



14. Elyakim David Klinghoffer


Friend of Gustaw Kreisler 12 and Yakub Zobel 30. Moved to Haifa, Israel after the war. Was a lawyer.

︎ Klinghoffer family





15. Ruth Bienstock


Wife of Mr. Bienstock 16, daughter of Mr. Levi/Weiss 17.



16. Pan Bienstock


First name unknown. Husband of Ruth Bienstock 15



17. Mr Levi/Weiss


First name unknown, surname was either Levi or Weiss. Father of Ruth Bienstock 15



18. Bertold Frey


Husband of Halina Frey 19. Was a dentist. After the war moved to Offenbach, Germany with his wife and had a son, Jurek. 

︎ Frey family





19. Halina Frey


Wife of Bertold Frey 18, daughter of Amalia Rozenberg 20. Was a good friend of Sława. After the war moved to Offenbach, Germany with her husband and had a son, Jurek. Stayed in contact with Sława.

︎ Frey family





20. Amalia Rozenberg


Mother of Halina Frey 19. Died in Gliwice (Poland) in 1967. 

︎ Frey family



21. Zygmunt Herzig


Husband of Eugenia Herzig 22, uncle of Ludka Herzig 24. Brother of Izydor Herzig – who was saved by him from a deathcamp-bound train and brought to the cellar. 

︎ Herzig family (Zygmunt’s side)





22. Eugenia Herzig


Wife of Zygmunt Herzig 21, aunt of Ludka Herzig 24. Maiden name Sztok, sister of Wolf Sztok 4

︎ Herzig family (Zygmunt’s side) 





23. Izydor Herzig


Father of Ludka Herzig 24, brother of Zygmunt Herzig 21. His wife died before he was brought to the cellar. Saved from deathcamp-bound train by his brother. He died in the refugee camp shortly after the war ended. 

︎ Herzig family (Izydor’s side)





24. Ludka Herzig


Daughter of Izydor Herzig 23. Niece of Zygmunt Herzig 21. Was about 8 during the occupation. Moved to New York after the war. Married, took name Lucille Lebowitz.

︎ Herzig family (Izydor’s side)





25. Dr. Leon Mischel


Husband of Berta Mischel 26, brother of Dr. Samuel Mischel 27

︎ Mischel family (Leon’s side)





26. Berta Mischel


Wife of Dr. Leon Mischel 25. Died in Buffalo, NY, USA in 1968.

︎ Mischel family (Leon’s side)





27. Dr. Samuel Mischel


Father of Janina Mischel 29, husband of Helena Mischel 28. Died in Drohobych around 1945-1946.

︎ Mischel family (Samuel’s side)



28. Helena Mischel


Mother of Janina Mischel 29, wife of Dr. Samuel Mischel 27. Maiden name Gruber. After the war moved to Dayton Spring, Maryland, USA.

︎ Mischel family (Samuel’s side)



29. Janina Mischel


Daughter of Dr. Samuel Mischel 27 and Helena Mischel 28. Moved to USA after the war and took name Kanner. 

︎ Mischel family (Samuel’s side)



30. Yakub Zobel


Husband of Elza Zobel 31. Friend of E.D. Klinghoffer 14. After the war moved to Israel, then to Canada. Had 2 daughters. 



31. Elza Zobel


Wife of Yakub Zobel 30. She was a successful dressmaker. After the war moved to Israel, then Canada. Had 2 daughters.  



32. Józef Lind


Father of Anna Lind 34, husband of Ludwika
Lind 33. Moved to Australia after the war.

︎ Lind family





33. Ludwika Lind


Mother of Ludwika Lind 34, wife of Józef Lind 32. Her sister was Sława’s neighbour. Moved to Australia after the war. 

︎ Lind family





34. Anna Lind


Daughter of Ludwika Lind 33 and Józef Lind 32. Was 5 to 6 years old during the occupation. Moved to Australia with her family after the war. 

︎ Lind family





35. Tecia Winkler


Single during the occupation. After the war moved to Chrzanów (Poland) and married a Pole. Took name Korczyńska.



36. Prof. Joseph Reinhold


Single during the occupation. He was a cardiologist and a psychiatrist. After the liberation he was assisting with the management and development of Truskavec and Jesenik spas. He died because of heart attack on November 3, 1947 in Jesenik.



37. Maksymilian Tepper


Father of Julian Tepper 39, husband of Halina Tepper 38. After the war he moved with Sława and Izydor Wołosiański to Wroclaw (Poland). In 1968 he emigrated to Canada, where he died.

︎ Tepper family





38. Halina Tepper


Mother of Julian Tepper 39, wife of Maksymilian Tepper 37. After the war she moved with Sława and Izydor Wołosiański to Wroclaw (Poland). In 1968 emigrated to Canada, where she died. She kept in touch with Sława until death.

︎ Tepper family





39. Julian Tepper


Son of Halina Tepper 38 and Maksymilian Tepper 37. Was about 12 years old during the occupation. After the war he moved with his family and Sława and Izydor Wołosiański to Wroclaw (Poland), in 1968 emigrated with his family to Canada. Married to Millicent, they have 2 children – Michael and Tracy. Lives in Toronto.

︎ Tepper family