The family of Eliska KULKOVA ( KULKA )


We have COMPLETED the search for  Eliska KULKOVA [KULKA]

Sister of

Egon FARNIK and of Richard FRANK


Their father Josef FRANK who had lived at Rynicka 30, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia was declared dead on 22 April 1943.
In 1947 Eliska KULKOVA [KULKA] was living in Herzliya III, Palestine.   It is believed that she may also have lived in South Africa

During the course of this search we have come across two possible clues which we hope will help us locate the family:

1. At we have found:

Surname: Kulka
Data Source:
Cape Town Pinelands 1

Site Section 7B No. 7858
Surname KULKA
First Names Walter
Died Date 1956-11-04
Age 68
Ref No 7264
Listing Pinelands 1, CT

2. We have also been sent the following newspaper cutting:


It is very likely that the Czech Eliska is the same as the Hebrew Aliza.

We have now also found the grave of Walter and Else KULKA in the Pinelands1 cemetery in Cape Town.

Else died on 16th September 1987.


On Walter's grave the Hebrew inscription reads "our dear husband and father". .

We have discovered that they had 2 children:

1. Marian KULKA born 8 Feb 1925  marriage  1 to Arnold Ludwif BALLIN  
                                                                 marriage 2 to Trevor John Arthur William Henry JEFFERY

2. Herbert Zwi KULKA born 18 Jan 1931

The family tree now looks as follows:


Another member of the family was a Grete Kulka born in approx. 1912 We do not know how exactly she
fitted into the family structure. We do know that in 1950 she arrived in South Africa from Israel (was living at 78 Gordon Street, Tel-Aviv, Israel)
and stayed with her brother-in-law, Konrad Schultz in Claremont, Cape Town.

Do you recognize any of these names?

Can you guide us in any way?

If you have no information, do you know of anyone else, anywhere, where we can ask?

please e-mail me at searchandunite [at] lewinsdlondon [dot] org [dot] uk

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