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Submitted by her son, David Tadmor, Kibbutz Kfar-HaHoresh towards our Annual Memorial Meeting, remembering those who passed away in 2019 – 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom on December 24th, 2020.
Sydonia (Vuna) Tadmor z”l was the daughter of Hersch and Blima Eizenstein. She was born in Boryslaw on December 16th, 1928 and passed away in Haifa on June 7th, 2019.
Her life story is intertwined with the history of the 20th century.
Sydonia grew up in a wealthy home, a fact that was reflected in a broad education and an elegant taste. Her childhood was cut short with the outbreak of World War II and the occupation of Poland first by the Russians and then the Nazis.
Together with her mother Blima, thanks to whom she survived, Sydonia went through hell: Plaszow, the Krakow Ghetto, Auschwitz, the murder of her father Hersch, and then a infernal journey with the retreating Germans to forced labor camp in Dresden.
At the end of the war, she returned to Poland, completed her studies, and received a degree in accounting. She married Gabriel and later gave birth to David, her only son.
In 1957, when the first option was given to leave Poland, the family immigrated to Israel, initially to Jerusalem. Sydonia quickly acquired the language and worked as an accountant until the age of 80.
In 1961, the family moved to Haifa, following her husband’s Gabriel job as a director of the Museum of Modern Art in the city. About thirty years ago she was widowed.
The marks of the Holocaust, apart from the number tattooed on her arm, were not present at during her life.
Sydonia loved life and had an abundance of optimism. Bridge game, reading books and world travel became her main hobbies.
She was proud of her son's marriage to Ruthie, and of course of her beloved 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
May her memory be for a blessing.