Sharon Klein, Acworth, GA USA

moishe tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my great-great-grandfather
Moshko-Gershko (Moishe) Tokar
born: c. 1852
married: to Szprinca (née Last)
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
A butcher. Son of Meir and Itka. Husband of Szprinca, who died by the early-to-mid 1920s. Father of Szymon, Sheine, Itsko/Icko, Reyzl, Chwalysz, Frejda, Doba, and Meyer. Sheine , my g-grandmother, married Moishe Sznajder in Brest in 1908 where all of her children were born. Sheine and all of the children emigrated to New York in 1928. Reyzl emigrated to Palestine in 1933. Her married name is Krinski. Meyer died as a teenager. See also dedications for Szymon, Itsko, Frejda, and Doba.

szymon tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Szymon Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1885
married: Frejda (née Engiel)
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
A butcher. Son of Moishe and Szprinca, husband of Frejda, father of 14 children, 11 of whom survived to adulthood, including Szprynca, Rosa, and Lejzor also memorialized here. In 1982, his son Sidor submitted Page of Testimony to Yad Vashem in memory of his brother Saul. Sidor emigrated to Argentina after the war. The details of Saul’s death and the fates of the other 6 children are not yet known.

frejda tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Frejda Tokar, née Engiel
born: Kletgszcry??, c. 1888
married: Szymon
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Srulim and Chaja, wife of Szymon; mother of 14 children, 11 of whom survived to adulthood, including Szprynca, Rosa, and Lejzor, also memorialized here. In 1982, her son Sidor submitted a Page of Testimony to Yad Vashem in memory of his brother Saul. Sidor emigrated to Argentina after the war. The details of Saul’s death and the fates of the other 6 children are not yet known.

szprynca tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Szprynca Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1926
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Szymon and Frejda. Sister of Saul, Rosa, and Sidor.

Gitla Mesaznik
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Gitla Mesaznik, nee Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1913
married: husband's name currently unknown
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Szymon and Frejda. Mother of Szejna and Szolom, both of whom are listed on her Brest Ghetto ID.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Szejna Mesaznik
born: Brest, c. 1939
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Gitla and (currently unknown). Listed on mother's Brest Ghetto ID. No photo of Szejna has been found.
no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Szolom Mesaznik
born: Brest, c. 1941
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Gitla and (currently unknown). Listed on mother's Brest Ghetto ID. No photo of Szolom is known.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Rosa Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1930
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Too young for her own ghetto ID; instead, listed on her father's ID. Daughter of Szymon and Frejda. Sister of Saul, Szprynca, and Sidor. No photo of Rosa is known.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Lejzor Tokar
born: Brest, May 2, 1913
married: Chana
died: in German captivity
Son of Szymon and Frejda, husband of Chana, father of Gita. No photo of Lejzor has been found. Captured by the Germans on Sept. 17 1939. He spent about a year in captivity in the German Stalag camps before being returned to Eastern Europe. He apparently died sometime between Dec. 1940 and Nov. 1943 in the Lipowa 7 camp in Lublin or in the Majdanek death camp. More details.

chana tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Chana Tokar
born: Brest c. 1913
married: to Lejzor
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Chanania and Ester-Chaja, wife of Lejzor, mother of Gita.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Gita Tokar
born: c. 1939
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Lejzor and Chana. Gita was either a small baby when her father was captured by the Germans or was after his capture. Too young for her own ghetto ID; instead, listed on her mother's ID. No photo of Gita has been found.

icko tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Itsko (Icko) Tokar
born: Brest, 11 March 1997
married: to Bejla
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
A butcher. Son of Moishe and Szprinca, husband of Bejla, father of Abram, Malka, and Szprinca.

bejla tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Bejla Tokar
born: Brest c. 1901
married: to Itsko (Icko)
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Icko and Richle, wife of Itsko; mother of Abram, Malka, and Szprinca.

abram tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Abram Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1920
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Son of Itsko and Bela. Brother of Malka and Szprinca.

malka tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Malka Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1928
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daugher of Itsko and Bela. Sister of Abram and Szprinca.

szprinca tokar
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Szprinca Tokar
born: Brest, c. 1928
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Itsko and Bela. Sister of Abram and Malka.

doba milner
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Doba Milner, née Tokar
born: Brest c. 1900
married: to Berko
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Moishe and Szprinca, wife of Berko, mother of Icko. The fate of her husband, Berko Milner, is currently unknown.

icko milner
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Icko Milner
born: Brest c. 1924
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Son of Doba and Berko. See Icko's German-issued Ghetto exit pass found at Yad Vashem, here.

frejda chazan
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Frejda Chazan, née Tokar
born: Brest c. 1894
married: to Icko
died:
Daughter of Moishe and Szprinca, wife of Icko; mother of Itka, Sonia, Chaja, and Sroel. The fate of Icko Chazan is currently unknown.

itka chazan
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Itka Chazan
born: Brest c. 1923
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Icko and Frejda; sister of Sonia, Chaja, and Sroel.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Sroel Chazan
born: c. 1935
married: to Mojsze
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Son of Icko and Frejda; brother of Itka, Sonia, and Chaja. Too young for his own ghetto ID; instead, listed on his mother's ID. No photo of Sroel has been found.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Chaja Chazan
born: c. 1920
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Icko and Frejda; sister of Itka, Sonia, and Sroel. Too young for her own ghetto ID; instead, listed on her mother's ID. No photo of Chaja has been found.

no photo available
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Sonia Chazan
born: c. 1927
married:
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
Daughter of Icko and Frejda; sister of Itka, Chaja, and Sroel. Too young for her own ghetto ID; instead, listed on her mother's ID. No photo of Sonia has been found.

mojsze rinkiewicz
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Mojsze Rinkiewicz
born: Brest c. 1870
married: to Zelda Last
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
A baker. Son of Chackiel and Genia, husband of Zelda, father of Chazkil, Henye, and Averume who all emigrated to Argentina in the late 1930s and Yosil who emigrated to Australia in the late 1930s.

zelda rinkiewicz
Dedicated to the memory of my ancestor
Zelda Rinkiewicz, née Last
born: c. 1873
married: to Mojsze
died: in the Brest Ghetto, 1942
A baker. Daughter of Szymon and Sura, wife of Mojsze, mother of Chazkil, Henye, and Averume who all emigrated to Argentina in the late 1930s and Yosil who emigrated to Australia in the late 1930s. Sister of my great-great-grandmother Szprinca Last Tokar.


All Photos Courtesy of Yad Vashem Digital Collections




Page Last Updated: 09-Nov-2016