Stryj: A Family Survives

by Howard Edelstein

My family


My father and his mother, father and sister were one of the few immediate families to survive the Holocaust intact. This is a story of their survival. They were saved through the efforts of non-Jews who risked death in hiding them.

My father was born in the city of Stryj, Poland (now Ukraine), in the area called Galicia, on April 30, 1927 in one of his grandmother Gross's apartments. My grandfather Samuel Edelstein and his brother-in-law ran a cloth supply store. In 1935 my grandfather decided he wanted to be a farmer. He found an Austrian partner and rented land from a Polish nobleman named Bielsky. Their farm was in the village of Gaje-Nizne.


Now the Story Begins... Page 1

About Stryj (with Map)

Germany Attacks - Under Soviet Rule    Nazi Occupation

Establishment of the Jewish Quarter (Map)   Escape from the "Action"   After The Escape

Lillian's Story   A Family In Hiding   The Ghetto and the Liquidation

A Tragic Death   Liberation   Camp Bindermichl   A New Life Begins

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JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy / Yizkor Book Project

Sefer Stryj (Book of Stryj)



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