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Where is Rachel SCHINDLER?

An email reached us on 13 May 2013 which we place here in full in the hope that this page will reverberate and bring some echoes:


Hi everybody, a bomb fell on me in a family conversation with my cousin - (from the Hungarian side) who knew my father very well. He told me that my sister Rachel SCHINDLER - born 1937 in Krakow, Poland - whom we were sure that she was murdered in the streets of Krakov in about 1942 together with her mother - Hana Hendel SCHINDLER nee KORALL - was not with her mother. She therefore did not die that day her mother was shot. The last address we have for our mother was at Barak Joselevich 18, Krakow, Poland

What happened to Rachel SCHINDLER ??

Our father searched for her for years trying all kind of special connection witout any luck. Now it opens a wide spectrum of possibilities about what happened to Rachel:-

- Maybe Rachel was abandoned in the mess of a selection?

- Maybe Rachel stayed with her grandparents, before they died?

- Maybe Rachel was given to a farmer or some non-Jewish family or even to a monastery to be cared for until the war ended?

It is probable that Rachel SCHINDLER doesn't know her real name any longer, or that she is Jewish.

Rachel SCHINDLER would be 76 by now and the chances to find her are very low - but while this may be a shot in the darkness - maybe somebody knows something about our families - SCHINDLER and KORRAL?



Hanah still single



Hanna on her marriage day


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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