Chop Family Photographs


~ Chop Jewish Family Photographs ~

To be inclusive, we contacted all of the Chop researchers with an e-mail address listed in JewishGen (as of 28 June 2010). We asked each person contacted for family photographs or anything else to make the Chop shtetl web pages in JewishGen's KehilaLinks more interesting for all current and future researchers. Our sincere appreciation is expressed to all who responded.

Below, you will find photographs of families that once lived in Chop. In most cases, the photographs you see survived the Holocaust only because they were mailed to relatives in the United States and elsewhere.

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WEISZ (VEISZ) family
c. 1930
Photo: Courtesy of Pamela WEISBERGER Z"L, USA

Seated, left to right: Kati (Katalin) (née Klein) WEISZ, Cheskel WEISZ and unknown.

Standing, left to right: unknown, unknown, unknown and unknown
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Unknown couple
c. unknown
Photo: Courtesy of Pamela WEISBERGER Z"L, USA

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POLACHEK family
c. unknown
Photo: Courtesy of Joanna WOGULIS, USA

Seated, left to right: Grandma Barbara (née ANEIS) POLACHEK and Grandpa Arthur POLACHEK

Standing, left to right: Elsie, Bertha, Esther, Irene (my mother), Monroe and Frank
Ungvár Jewish soccer team (UTK) in Csap
1939
Photo: Copyright ©1997 Association of Jews from Uzhorod and Vicinity, Inc.
(Defeated Csap S.E. team 4-2)

Left to right: unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Buju KOPELMAN, Besc UNKNOWN, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Dugo WEINBERGER and Rudi VAGO
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WOLF family 1
c. unknown
Photo: Courtesy of Yael Wolf PORTUGHEIS, Israel

Front row, left to right: Josef WOLF, Zigmond WOLF and Alexander WOLF

Second row, left to right: Seren (née BLUM) and Jakob WOLF
WOLF family 2
c. unknown
Photo: Courtesy of Yael Wolf PORTUGHEIS, Israel

Front row, left to right: Zigmond WOLF and Miklosh WOLF

Second row, left to right: Jakob and Seren (née BLUM) WOLF



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Renate and Sylvia SCHONBERG I
c. 1939-1941

Photo: Courtesy of USHMM, Washington, D.C.

Renate and Sylvia SCHONBERG II
c. 1944

Photo: Courtesy of USHMM, Washington, D.C.

Renate SCHONBERG (now WINSTON) is the daughter of Sandor and Hela (WEINBERG) SCHOMBERG. She was born March 14, 1937, in Ungvár, Transcarpathia. Renate had one younger sister, Sylvia (b. 1938). The SCHONBERG family owned an oil refinery in Čop. In April 1944, after the Germans began deporting Jews from Hungarian-controlled Transcarpathia, Renate's parents obtained false papers for the girls in the names of Erzsebet and Katalin LAKATOS. Their nanny, Frantiska PRVA, agreed to take the girls to another location where they would not be recognized as Jews and take care of them. They moved to the small village of Lajosmizse near Budapest, where they remained until the end of the war. Renate's parents perished in Auschwitz. After the liberation, her aunt Bella ZWIEBEL, who had survived the war with her son, Imre, in Romania, found the girls. She took them and their nanny to her hometown of Nyiregyhaza, where they remained until 1946. At that time Bella was able to secure exit visas and took them all to Prague. After reaching the Czech capital, Frantiska decided to return home rather than to continue with them to the West. From Prague, Bella and the girls made their way to Stockholm. Bella received her American visa in 1947 and emigrated ahead of the children. After she left, Renate and Sylvia lived with a Jewish family by the name of HIRSCHFELDT. The girls were very happy in Sweden and would have been pleased to remain, but Bella wanted to be near them. Unable to obtain visas to America, Renate and Sylvia went first to Canada, where they lived with a Jewish family for a year-and-a-half before joining Bella in the United States.



~ Interview Videos ~

Below you will find interviews conducted of individuals that once lived in Chop. If you have an interview to add, click HERE to contact me.

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The first film is pre-loaded for you. The remainder of the films play in succession, one after the other. You can also use the scrolling list on the right to make your selection. A brief description of each film is provided as well as he play time [minutes:seconds]. Remember to turn your speakers on, then click the arrow to start the video.




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Compiled and created by: Marshall J. KATZ
with assistance from
Association of Jews from Uzhorod and Vicinity, Inc.
Anita (née LEIBOWITZ) STIEGLITZ
USHMM, Washington, D.C.
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
and the following

JewishGen members/descendants and contributors of Chop Jewish families:

Yael Wolf PORTUGHEIS, Israel
Pamela WEISBERGER Z"L, USA
Joanna WOGULIS, USA

Updated: 14 December 2015

Copyright ©2010 Marshall J. KATZ All rights reserved.

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