Izabela Klein, 19071944 (aged 36 years)

Name
Izabela /Klein/
Given names
Izabela
Nickname
Bela
Surname
Klein
Birth
27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (Adar 11, 5669) (aged 1 year)
Background
Japan annexes Korea.
from 1910 (5670) (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brother
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a brother
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (Adar I 25, 5673) (aged 5 years)
Background
The Great Powers were divided into two opposing alliances, the Triple Entente, consisting of France, Russia, and Britain, and the Triple Alliance, made up of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
January 1, 1914 (Tevet 3, 5674) (aged 6 years)
Assasination
Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Heir To The Austrian Throne, Is Assasinated In Sarajevo, Bosnia
June 18, 1914 (Sivan 24, 5674) (aged 6 years)
Background
British Passenger Liner Lusitania Is Sunk By A German Sumbarine. Killing about 1200.
June 18, 1914 (Sivan 24, 5674) (aged 6 years)
Background
Austria-Hungary Declares War On Serbia. Russia, An Ally Of Serbia, Mobilize Troops. Russia's entrance into WWI was a disaster. By the end of the war, about 2.5 million Russians had been killed.
July 28, 1914 (Av 5, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Background
Germany Declares War On Russia.
August 1, 1914 (Av 9, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Background
Germany Declares War On France.
August 3, 1914 (Av 11, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Background
Britain Declares War On Germany.
August 4, 1914 (Av 12, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Background
Austria Declares War On Russia.
August 6, 1914 (Av 14, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Background
Japan Declares War On Germany.
August 23, 1914 (Elul 1, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Background
Austria Declares War On Japan.
August 25, 1914 (Elul 3, 5674) (aged 7 years)
Birth of a sister
Background
Russian Czar Nicholas is forced to abdicate the throne.
March 15, 1917 (Adar 21, 5677) (aged 9 years)
Background
United States Declares War On Germany
April 6, 1917 (Nissan 14, 5677) (aged 9 years)
Background
In Russia, leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launch a nearly bloodless coup d’état against the provisional government. Beginning of the Russian Civil War.
November 7, 1917 (Heshvan 22, 5678) (aged 10 years)
Background
United States Declares War On Austria-Hungary.
December 7, 1917 (Kislev 22, 5678) (aged 10 years)
Death of a father
Cause: Bone Atrophy
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Note: According to the death record, the cause of death appears to be listed as "csont torvadaj." When the image was posted on a Facebook translation group, it was translated as "bone atrophy." This matches what I was told by my father Meynhart Klein that grandfather Zsigmond died of a leg infection.

According to the death record, the cause of death appears to be listed as "csont torvadaj." When the image was posted on a Facebook translation group, it was translated as "bone atrophy." This matches what I was told by my father Meynhart Klein that grandfather Zsigmond died of a leg infection.

David 12/30/2020

Background
United States Signs Armistice With Germany
November 11, 1918 (Kislev 7, 5679) (aged 11 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment Prohibition of alcohol becomes effective.
January 17, 1920 (Tevet 26, 5680) (aged 12 years)
Background
In Czechoslovakia, women are given the right to vote when the Constitution is enacted.
February 29, 1920 (Adar 10, 5680) (aged 12 years)
Background
Henry Ford publishes an article called THE INTERNATIONAL JEW: THE WORLD'S PROBLEM in the Dearborn Independent. Ford continues to publish anti-semitic articles for seven years. Copies of the newspapers are placed in Ford Auto Delearships. newspaper is sent
May 22, 1920 (Sivan 5, 5680) (aged 12 years)
Background
Treaty Of Trianon ended WWI. Hungary Gives Up Two Thirds Of Its Land. Town Of Bilky Becomes Part of Czechoslovakia.
June 6, 1920 (Sivan 20, 5680) (aged 12 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment is certified and women are given the right to vote.
August 26, 1920 (Elul 12, 5680) (aged 13 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (Adar I 24, 5681) (aged 13 years)
Background
In the United States, the Emergency Quota Act restricts the number of immigrants.
May 21, 1921 (Iyar 13, 5681) (aged 13 years)
Background
In Soviet Union, Stalin becomes General Secretary of Communist Party.
April 3, 1922 (Nissan 5, 5682) (aged 14 years)
Background
Hyperinflation occurs in Germany as a result of debt/reparations owed from World War I.
from 1921 (5681) to 1923 (5683) (aged 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandfather
between 1922 (5682) and 1930 (5690) (aged 22 years)
Cause: Snake Bite?
Note: A story that was passed on from a family member is that Miksa Klein had said that Dovid Veisz and wife Chaja Stern died of bites from snakes that were hidden in a closet.
Background
Russian Civil War ends. 7,000,000–12,000,000 total deaths. The overwhelming majority of deaths were civilians. Russia becomes Soviet Union.
June 16, 1923 (Tamuz 2, 5683) (aged 15 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (Av 20, 5683) (aged 16 years)
Background
Mein Kampf, Hitler's autobigraphical manifesto, is published. Hitler compliments Henry Ford by name.
July 18, 1925 (Tamuz 26, 5685) (aged 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmother
Note: The death certificate is signed by her son Jeno Klein.
Death of a brother
Cause: Pneumonia/Cardiac Failure
Note: Lazar Klein died at the age of 17 of pneumonia. It was said that Lazar was riding in a car with his brothers Kalman, Miska, and Menhard. They got rained on. Lazar got sick and eventually died. The remaining brothers went through life feeling responsible for his death.
Death of a maternal grandmother
between 1922 (5682) and 1930 (5690) (aged 22 years)
Cause: Snake Bite?
Note: A story that was passed on from a family member is that Miksa Klein had said that Dovid Veisz and wife Chaja Stern died of bites from snakes that were hidden in a closet.
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (Adar I 22, 5689) (aged 21 years)
Background
In the United States, the stock market crashes and loses 23% in two days.
from October 23, 1929 (Tishrei 19, 5690) to October 24, 1929 (Tishrei 20, 5690) (aged 22 years)
Marriage of a brother
Religion: Jewish
Text:

misto, kde manzelstvi se odbylo, den mesic a rok - the place where the marriage took place, the day of the month and the year, 9 prosince 1929 - December 9, 1929

Quality of data: primary evidence
Background
Heinrich Bruning becomes Chancellor of Germany. In response to the worldwide depression, he institutes a policy of austerity by tightening credit and reducing wages.
March 30, 1930 (Nissan 1, 5690) (aged 22 years)
Background
In the United States, the stock market loses 90% of its value in less than three years.
from April 1930 (Nissan 5690) to July 1932 (Tamuz 5692) (aged 24 years)
Marriage of a sister
1932 (5692) (aged 24 years)
Background
Heinrich Bruning, Chancellor Of German, announces his Cabinet's resignation. Hitler becomes chancellor eight months later.
May 30, 1932 (Iyar 24, 5692) (aged 24 years)
Background
The United States stock market reaches its lowest point during the Great Depression. It was down 90% from its high.
July 8, 1932 (Tamuz 4, 5692) (aged 25 years)
Background
Hitler Becomes German Chancellor
January 30, 1933 (Shevat 3, 5693) (aged 25 years)
32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (Adar 6, 5693) (aged 25 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment is repealed and alcohol becomes legal again.
December 5, 1933 (Kislev 17, 5694) (aged 26 years)
Background
Reichstag Fire gives Hitler the opportunity to suspend civil liberties and the establishment of the Nazi Party as the only political party in Germany.
1933 (5693) (aged 25 years)
Background
German Parliament Passes Nuremberg Race Laws. Only racially pure Germans would be allowed to hold German citizenship. It banned future intermarriages and sexual relations between Jews and people “of German or related blood.”
September 15, 1935 (Elul 17, 5695) (aged 28 years)
Background
1936 Summer Olympics begins in Berlin, Germany. German Jewish athletes were barred.
August 1, 1936 (Av 13, 5696) (aged 29 years)
Background
Hitler holds a secret meeting in which he outlines Germany's plan to expand its territories by force. The meeting is summarized in the Hossbach Memorandum.
November 5, 1937 (Kislev 1, 5698) (aged 30 years)
Photograph
estimated 1938 (5698) (aged 30 years)
Note: Probably around 1938 in Muncacz or Chust.
Background
Germany annexes Austria.
March 12, 1938 (Adar II 9, 5698) (aged 30 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary restricts the number of Jews in each commercial enterprise, in the press, among physicians, engineers and lawyers to twenty percent.
May 29, 1938 (Iyar 28, 5698) (aged 30 years)
Background
Munich Agreement reached by Germany, Great Britain, France, and Italy that permitted German annexation of the Sudetenland, in western Czechoslovakia.
September 30, 1938 (Tishrei 5, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Background
Germany arrests 17,000 Polish Jewish Residents and deports thousands to Poland. https://w.wiki/5R8z
from October 27, 1938 (Heshvan 2, 5699) to October 29, 1938 (Heshvan 4, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Background
First Vienna Award separated from Czechoslovakia territories in southern Slovakia and southern Carpathian Rus and gave them to Hungary.
November 2, 1938 (Heshvan 8, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Pogrom
Kristallnacht
from November 9, 1938 (Heshvan 15, 5699) to November 10, 1938 (Heshvan 16, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Note: Kristallnacht (Crystal Night) comes from the broken windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues that were smashed. 7,500 Jewish owned businesses are looted. 30,000 Jewish males were rounded up and taken to concentration camps.
Invasion
Germany Occupies Czechoslovakia
March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Background
Carpathian Ruthenia Region, of which Bilky is a part of, declares its indepedence from Czechoslovakia.
March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Background
Carpathian Ruthenia Region, of which Bilky is a part of, is occupied and annexed by Hungary.
from March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) to March 18, 1939 (Adar 27, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary defines Jews racially: individuals with two, three or four Jewish-born grandparents were declared Jewish. It reduced the role of Jews in Hungarian economic life even more, setting the limit to 6%.
May 5, 1939 (Iyar 16, 5699) (aged 31 years)
Background
A non-aggression pact is signed between Soviet Union and Germany. It enabled the two countries to partition Poland. It is known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
August 23, 1939 (Elul 8, 5699) (aged 32 years)
Invasion
Beginning of WWII. Germany Invades Poland
September 1, 1939 (Elul 17, 5699) (aged 32 years)
Declaration Of War
Great Britain and France Declare War Against Germany
September 3, 1939 (Elul 19, 5699) (aged 32 years)
Background
Soviet Union invades Poland.
September 17, 1939 (Tishrei 4, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Background
Soviet Union and Germany divide Poland by German–Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty.
September 28, 1939 (Tishrei 15, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Deportation
Germany begins deportation of Austrian and Czech Jews to Poland
October 12, 1939 (Tishrei 29, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Background
In Poland, all Jews above the age of 11 must wear white armbands with the Jewish Star.
November 23, 1939 (Kislev 11, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Krakow Ghetto
In Krakow, Judenräte (Jewish Councils) were created which were to be run by Jewish citizens for the purpose of carrying out orders for the Nazis. These orders included registration of all Jewish people living in the area, the collection of taxes, and forced labour groups.
November 28, 1939 (Kislev 16, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Invasion
Germany Occupies Denmark and southern Norway
April 9, 1940 (Nissan 1, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Invasion
Germany Invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
May 10, 1940 (Iyar 2, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Background
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
May 10, 1940 (Iyar 2, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Concentration Camp
Auschwitz Established
May 20, 1940 (Iyar 12, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Background
Dunkirk Evacuation.
from May 26, 1940 (Iyar 18, 5700) to June 4, 1940 (Iyar 27, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Surrender
France Surrenders To Germany
June 22, 1940 (Sivan 16, 5700) (aged 32 years)
Ghetto
Warsaw Ghetto Sealed
November 16, 1940 (Heshvan 15, 5701) (aged 33 years)
Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto Formally Established
March 3, 1941 (Adar 4, 5701) (aged 33 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary prohibits intermarriage and penalizes sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews. Became a keystone in the process of excluding and eliminating Jews from Hungarian society.
August 8, 1941 (Av 15, 5701) (aged 34 years)
Background
Jewish Germans and Jews with citizenship of annexed states (Austrians, Czechs, Danzigers) from the age of six years are ordered to wear a yellow badge in the shape of a Jewish Star with Jude in the center.
September 1, 1941 (Elul 9, 5701) (aged 34 years)
Attack
Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 (Kislev 17, 5702) (aged 34 years)
Background
At the Wannsee Conference, Nazis finalized their Final Solution plans to murder all the Jews after their deportation. Adolf Eichmann, who was eventually tried and executed in Israel for murdering Jews via the systematic deportation of millions of Jews to the extermination camps, was at the meeting.
January 20, 1942 (Shevat 2, 5702) (aged 34 years)
Background
First convoy of Jews from France are sent to Auschwitz.
March 27, 1942 (Nissan 9, 5702) (aged 34 years)
Background
Jewish Dutch people ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
April 29, 1942 (Iyar 12, 5702) (aged 34 years)
Background
Jewish Belgians people ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
June 3, 1942 (Sivan 18, 5702) (aged 34 years)
Background
Jews in Occuppied France ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
June 7, 1942 (Sivan 22, 5702) (aged 34 years)
Deportation
Germany begins the deportation of Dutch Jews from camps in the Netherlands
July 15, 1942 (Av 1, 5702) (aged 35 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary abolishes the status of Judaism as a received religion.
July 19, 1942 (Av 5, 5702) (aged 35 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary prohibits Jews from acquiring agricultural property, and calls for the transfer of Jewish-owned property to non-Jews.
September 6, 1942 (Elul 24, 5702) (aged 35 years)
Background
French communist newspaper publishes a cover story about the extermination of 11,000 French Jews at Auschwitz.
October 10, 1942 (Tishrei 29, 5703) (aged 35 years)
Reports On The Holocaust
Small story on page 10 of the New York Times reported on the slaughter of Jews at Auschwitz.
November 25, 1942 (Kislev 16, 5703) (aged 35 years)
Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto Liquidated. Those deemed able to work were transported to the Płaszów concentration camp. Some 2,000 Jews unable to move or attempting to run were killed in the streets and in their homes. Operation Reinhard
March 13, 1943 (Adar II 6, 5703) (aged 35 years)
Background
Belgium Resistance attacks a train bound for Auschwitz and free 233 prisoners. It is the only mass escape from a Holocaust train.
April 19, 1943 (Nissan 14, 5703) (aged 35 years)
Death of a brother
1944 (5704) (0 after death)
Cause: Murdered by the Nazis.
Invasion
Germany Occupies Hungary
March 19, 1944 (Adar 24, 5704) (aged 36 years)
Background
Two inmates, Slovak Jews Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, escape from Auschwitz. They contact the Jewish council in Slovakia and give details about the murder of Jews at Auschwitz. A report is soon released to warn Hungary’s Jews of the Nazi plans to wipe out their community. The report initally does nothing to stop the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz. Finally, in July 1944, after the report is published in the Swiss Press, Hungary is forced to stopped the deportation. The persecution of Hungarian Jews is continued in October 1944.
April 10, 1944 (Nissan 17, 5704) (aged 36 years)
Death of a brother
May 1944 (Iyar 5704) (0 after death)
Cause: Murdered By Nazis.
Death of a mother
Address: Oświęcim, Poland
Cause: Murdered By Nazis and Hungarian collaborators.
Note: My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

I chose this date for my Grandmother and Aunt Bella because between May 14, 1944 and July 9, 1944, 437,000 Hungarian Jews were sent to Auschwitz on trains. Most were murdered on arrival.

David

Note: Auschwitz Survivor Eva Klein, a daughter of Sura Feiga Veisz, wrote in her autobiography, "And where is my beautiful sister Izabella, who never got married because she did not want to leave mother. A friend told me when they arrived in Auschwitz, an SS wanted to part them but Izabella leaned on mother's shoulder and begged to let her go with mother."
Holocaust
yes
Death
Address: Oświęcim, Poland
Cause of death: Murdered by Nazis and Hungarian collaborators.
Note: My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

I chose this date for my Grandmother and Aunt Bella because between May 14, 1944 and July 9, 1944, 437,000 Hungarian Jews were sent to Auschwitz on trains. Most were murdered on arrival.

David

Note: Auschwitz Survivor Eva Klein, a sister of Izabella, wrote in her autobiography, "And where is my beautiful sister Izabella, who never got married because she did not want to leave mother. A friend told me when they arrived in Auschwitz, an SS wanted to part them but Izabella leaned on mother's shoulder and begged to let her go with mother."
Remembrance
July 7, 2022 (Tamuz 8, 5782) (78 years after death)
Note: Happy Birthday Aunt Izabela. My dad often spoke about how much he missed you. May You Rest In Peace. עליה השלום
Family with parents
father
Map Of Bilky To Different Locations
18711918
Birth: March 1871 41 27 Verbovets', Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Death: July 9, 1918Bilke, Hungary
mother
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
18761944
Birth: August 2, 1876 Bilke, Hungary
Death: May 14, 1944Auschwitz
Religious marriage Religious marriageMarch 4, 1897Bilke, Hungary
9 months
elder sister
Regina Klein Birth Record 1897
18971898
Birth: December 4, 1897 26 21
Death: 1898
17 months
elder brother
Lipot Klein Family 2
18991944
Birth: May 2, 1899 28 22 Bilke, Hungary
Death: 1944
20 months
elder brother
Kalman Klein 1950s Buenos Aires
19001985
Birth: December 24, 1900 29 24
Death: estimated 1985Netanya, Israel
3 years
elder brother
Miksa Klein In Suit
19031982
Birth: December 16, 1903 32 27
Death: September 17, 1982
2 years
elder brother
Izrael Klein 1929 Bilke, Hungary
19051944
Birth: December 23, 1905 34 29 Verbocz, Hungary
Death: May 1944Shoah
6 months
elder sister
Eva Klein
19062001
Birth: June 23, 1906 35 29 Feketepatak
Death: November 14, 2001Miami Beach, Florida
13 months
herself
Izabella Klein Portrait
19071944
Birth: July 7, 1907 36 30 Feketepatak
Death: May 14, 1944Auschwitz
4 years
younger brother
Lazar Klein Birth Record Media
19111928
Birth: January 4, 1911 39 34 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 7, 1928Beregszász
21 months
younger brother
Menhard Klein Posed Wearing Ascot
מנחם
19122005
Birth: September 26, 1912 41 36 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 3, 2005
4 years
younger sister
Margaret Klein and Menhard Klein at the Concord Hotel
19162005
Birth: May 8, 1916 45 39 Bilke, Hungary
Death: January 11, 2005Las Vegas, Nevada
Photograph

Probably around 1938 in Muncacz or Chust.

Death

My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

I chose this date for my Grandmother and Aunt Bella because between May 14, 1944 and July 9, 1944, 437,000 Hungarian Jews were sent to Auschwitz on trains. Most were murdered on arrival.

David

Auschwitz Survivor Eva Klein, a sister of Izabella, wrote in her autobiography, "And where is my beautiful sister Izabella, who never got married because she did not want to leave mother. A friend told me when they arrived in Auschwitz, an SS wanted to part them but Izabella leaned on mother's shoulder and begged to let her go with mother."

Remembrance

Happy Birthday Aunt Izabela. My dad often spoke about how much he missed you. May You Rest In Peace. עליה השלום

Birth
Photograph
Remembrance
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Izabella Klein Portrait
Izabella Klein Portrait
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Izabella Klein Late 1930s
Izabella Klein Late 1930s
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Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
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Izabela Klein In Winter Coat
Izabela Klein In Winter Coat
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Izabella Klein Wearing Hat
Izabella Klein Wearing Hat
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Izabella Klein With Friend
Izabella Klein With Friend
Note: Izabella is on the left. Also note the embroidery on Bella's outfit. It looks like a K/B. That could stand for Bella Klein.
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Emlekezik Photo Gallery
Emlekezik Photo Gallery
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Holocaust Heroes Cover
Holocaust Heroes Cover