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Finkler Wagman

Submitted by Hani Pultorak, Kfar Saba

Dzunia and Mundek Finkler, both from Boryslaw, were the only survivors from their large families.

My mother Eda (Dzunia) was the daughter of Moses Wagman and Rosa Hauptman. She had one sister Tosia, who perished during the February 1943 Aktion in Boryslaw.
After the war, Dzunia stayed in the Lvov area, studied chemical engineering and worked in her profession in the Soviet Union and Poland. In 1962 she immigrated to Israel where she met through mutual friends Mundek. Shortly afterwards they married.

My father Edmond (Mundek) was the son of Leon Finkler and Chana Szechter. He had two brothers, Kuba and Szaja and a sister, Lora. They all were murdered in the Holocaust. When the war ended, Mundek wandered in Europe and played in the Bielawa Jewish soccer team in the Wroclaw area.
He immigrated to Israel in 1949 and worked both in Israel and overseas in water drilling for the national water company, Mekorot, for over 20 years.

Mundek passed away in 2009 and Dzunia in 2015. Their only daughter Hani married Motti and they have two children Rotem and Itai.

In 1991, the Finkler family travelled to Boryslaw for a “Roots Journey”. The video of the trip was submitted by Hani Polturak (Finkler), the daughter of Mundek and Dzunia. It was filmed by Arik Heilig.

Roots Trip Finkler Family in 1991
Roots Trip Finkler Family in 1992
Roots Trip Finkler Family in 1993

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