Levin / Melamed / Fuks

Nisha Levine Chirnomas


A postcard from Svisloch - date unknown. Inscription on back in Russian:

"For old memories, forever memories.

From Sh and P Fuchs."

Shimon and P. Fuchs. Wife's full name unknown. 

They perished in the Holocaust.




Rose(Rochel) was also the sister of Shimon Fuks sister.
Rose Fuchs Katz and husband Max Katz.  Son Eddie.
The name Fuchs changed to Fox in USA. The family lived in New York. 
left to right:  Max, Elka seated, Simon, and Issie (Family name was Melamed changed to Levin)


Elka was a widow at 29 years old with 6 children.  The family emigrated in December 1913 from Svisloch. Elka was 39 at time of immigration.

Photo taken in Montreal. 

left to right: Bessie, Molly and Celia Melamed / Levin.
Celia first emigrated to Manchester, England.  Then went to Montreal.  Bessie followed, then Molly.
Elka then followed with the 3 boys in 1913.

Page of Testimony - Yad Vashem

Sara Fuks buried mass grave Svisloch

*click on Page of Testimony to enlarge


I am researching my late father's family.

MELAMED changed to LEVIN...when the change took place, I do not know.

My grandfather was Abraham Melamed.  Son of Celia and Julius. (do not know Julius Yiddish name).

Abraham or Avraham studied Torah and Elke had a grocery store. My grandmother was Elke FUCHS born 1874 in Svisloch (one of eight children) .  Daughter of Chaia Sura and Maisha Fuchs.

My family emigrated to Montreal. Also some siblings went to Vermont then Boston. Some Fuchs relatives emigrated to New York.  Many died in the Holocaust.


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