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  • Victor Schmetterling (1919 - 1942)
    Victor Schmetterling was born in Cernauti, Romania in 1919 to Markus and Frida. He was a student and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Cernauti, Romania. During the war he was in Bucharest, Romania. Vi...
  • Ernest Emmanuel Schmetterling (1921 - 1942)
    Ernst Schmetterling was born in Czernowitz, Romania in 1921 to Markus and Frida. He was a high school student and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Czernowitz, Romania. During the war he was in Buchare...
  • Frida Schmetterling (1891 - 1942)
    Frieda Schmetterling was born in Cernauti, Romania in 1891 to Shimon and Roza. She was a housewife and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Cernauti, Romania. During the war she was in Bukarest, Romania...
  • Marcus Schmetterling (1879 - 1942)
    Marcus Schmetterling was born in Czernowitz, Romania in 1879 to Mendel and Rakhel. He was a lawyer and married to Frida nee Sheinbaum. Prior to WWII he lived in Czernowitz, Romania. During the war he w...
  • Tamara Schwartz (1938 - 1942)

The Struma was a ship chartered to carry Jewish refugees from Axis-allied Romania to British-controlled Palestine during World War II. On February 23, 1942, with its engine inoperable and its refugee passengers aboard, Turkish authorities towed the ship from Istanbul harbor through the Bosphorus out to the Black Sea, where they abandoned it without food, water, or fuel. Within hours, in the morning of February 24, it was torpedoed and sunk by the Soviet submarine Shch 213, killing 768 men, women and children, with only one survivor, a 19 year old man, making it the largest exclusively civilian naval disaster of the war.[1]

David Stoliar, the sole survivor, passed away on May 1, 2014.

The Projects mission is to list all those that were on the ship when it was drowned.

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