Kopelowicz Family from Mir
(Chaya) Fridman of Efrat, Israel send photos and information about her family.
Her late mother, Tzila Kopelowitz (married name Zakheim) was born in
Mir, survived the war and immigrated to South Africa in 1948.
In 1992 Eileen accompanied the first group
of survivors who went with Oswald Rufeisen to visit Mir. In 1998
she joined the survivors on another trip to Mir,
along with her husband and 4 young children, plus her sister, Ethel Penn
Roth of Jerusalem
Eliahu Kopelowicz) and cousin Alberto Kopelowicz of Buenos Aires (son of
Israel Chanan Kopelowicz, Eileen Fridman's
grandfather, was killed in the last shechitah,
Tzila Kopelowicz with her younger brother, Mendel, who was killed in
the first shechitah in November 1941.
This picture was taken in Mir in
Kopelowicz and her brother Michael Kopelowicz.
This picture was taken
in Mir May 5,1935.
Michael was a partisan. He and his wife, also a partisan, were killed
in the forests.
aunt was Feigel Kopelowicz, a well-known Yiddish actress
both in Mir
and South Africa
September 2005/ update 2017