Wedding In Chumalovo

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Wedding In Chumolovo
photo contributed by the Rosenthal family c.1930's

The tall man in the top row with the full sideburns is Moishe Slomovic. He is my great uncle, brother to my grandfather,Isruel Slomovic. He is the father of the bride. I was startled by the similarities of these two men in comparing facial and body images even with the realization  that they are only 6 years apart, the elder being my grandfather.

grandfather in Chumalovo                       Moishe Shlomovits Rosenthal

The mother of the bride is third from the left in the bottom row. Her name is Chaya Rosenthal. I was informed by a family member that Chaya had 16 children {some multiple births, twins, triplets.} It is unknown as to how many survived infancy. The children all took the mother's maiden name for reasons unknown at this time. There are at least three stories,none really confimed.

There are visitors from America in the wedding photo. To the left of the bride: Pearl Rosenthal Farkash, sister to Chaya and to the right of the groom, another sister to Chaya, Goldie Rosenthal Loeb. The others in the photo are unknowns except for the tall young man on the far right. He is Itzick Rosenthal{Irving} son of Moishe and Chaya. He ended up being the sole survivor of his immediate family.

Chaya and Moishe were both victims of the Holocaust in 1941{according to the Cental Database of Shoah Victims' Names} and were murdered somewhere near Kamenets Podulsk as were their neighbors and family from Chumalovo and other surrounding shtetles.               

In 1941, many young Jewish men were forced into the Hungarian Slave Labor Battalions and Itzick was one of them.  He was sent to Nyikolajevka, a slave labor camp in the Ukraine. He left his family, never to see them again. Many young Jewish young men were forced into the Hungarian Slave Labor Battalions. Itzick  survived by overpowering a guard [according to family] He returned to Chumalovo to find that his wife, child, and the rest of his family were gone. Somehow, he was able to make it to Budapest where he went into hiding. He eventually remarried, had 3 children and the family immigrated to the USA In the 1950's.

ITZICK rosenthal
Itzick RosenthaI  


Compiled by Helen Ganz Kastenbaum
last updated December 20, 2009
copyright © 2009 Helen Ganz Kastenbaum

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