A Family Survives:
The Stachels of Skala

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This remarkable photograph probably was taken by a member of the Soviet army that liberated Skala in April, 1944. It shows the family of Leon (Leva) and Etta Stachel in front of their house in Skala. The Stachels were among only three or four families from the town in which the parents and all of the children survived the Holocaust.


Sitting on the left is Etta Stachel with her daughter Gizia.
The young man in the middle is Etta's son Munio and the boy on the right is Shmuel (Samuel).

After the war, the Stachels emigrated to Vienna, where Etta, Leon (1956), and Munio (2006) died.


Text copyright by Helene Kenvin
Photograph brought to our attention by Anatolie Didyk. From the collection of the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv
This page created by Max Heffler
Updated Jan 4, 2007. Copyright 2005 Skala Research Group. All Rights Reserved.