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About Helena Kreinik
Art Friedlander: "Pan Am manifest in this picture lists Ida's sister Helena Kreinik who was born in 1942 and came to the USA on the same as Ida , and her parents." She was named after this Helena Kreinik.
Ida Kreinik Friedlander reports: "My dad Marcus was also from Sendishove (phonetic of Sędziszów) in Southern Poland. He was born around 1915. He was rounded up by the Nazi's and put on a train to concentration camp. He escaped and made it to Russia where he was exiled to Siberia. (After he served time in a Russian prison for lack of proper papers [escape from Nazi's in Poland without passport].) There he met and married a Russian national from Leningrad by the name of Irena who had been a nurse during the siege of Leningrad. My sister Helena and I were born in Siberia in 1944 and 46 respectively. We left Russia when I was 3 months old and returned to Poland but they again began to kill Jews so we again escaped this time to Sweden. My father had 3 brothers Morris and Manny who came to New York before the Germans invaded Poland. He also had another brother named Joseph who survived in Poland by hiding in the woods and serving with the resistance. He later went to Toronto Canada. My father also had a sister I believe who was named Helena. Hopefully this information will strike a responsive chord and will help identify some of our missing relatives. "
Ida and Art Friedlander, Feb 21, 2013: "Dear David : 1] Ida is not familiar with who Chaim Kreinik was. 2] Herb is the son of Morris Kreinik and Betty is Herb's wife. 3] Ida is the daughter of Marcus Kreinik and Art is Ida's husband. 4] Of interest is the fact that Ida's sister is named "Helena" and was named for her [their] father's sister. Again thanks so much for your contining efforts. They are very meaningful "