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Jews in the Land of Disney: Former city commissioner finds family thought lost in the Holocaust

 

October 22, 2021

Sandi Solomon

Sandi Solomon, three-term Casselberry city commissioner has found relatives who were thought to have perished in the Holocaust. Through a genealogy search that her daughter-in-law Sharon Fleitman of Atlanta had conducted while searching Yad Vashem's database, Fleitman discovered 31 pages of testimony that Henryk (Henry) Zyngier had given about his experience in the Holocaust when he lived in Tel Aviv in 1957.

Fleitman reached out to a Facebook Group, a genealogy portal, for help. Within eight hours a member had messaged her with the names of her two cousins who now live in the United States...



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