Chaskiel Korenwasser, also known as Charles Corrin, was born in Ostrowiec. His parents were Shimon and Esther (Rosenberg) who died along with most of the Korenwasser family in the Holocaust, including his brother Moshe (who died in Auschwitz just before liberation), his sister Charka and her husband Izek Sherman, and his sister Ita Frida and her husband Gershon Fruchtman.
Chaskiel survived the Holocaust , along with the following siblings:
Sam -moved to Brazil after the war and later to France with his wife and 2 children.
Sara- moved to Brazil after the war and later to Israel
Chaskiel married Hanna (Annie) Szternblic and had 3 daughters: Eliane, Sylvie, and Elise. He passed away on November 11, 1991 in Tel Aviv.
The Annie and Charles CORRIN Prize
Chaskiel felt that his great project was to perpetuate the memory of the Shoah. To that end, he created the Annie and Charles CORRIN Prize dedicated to children for their work and research on the Shoah. The prize is available for children as young as Grade 1 to high school and college students. He was confident in children and wanted them to know and study the Shoah and learn its lessons.
Today, Chaskiel's important work is continued by his daughters.
To learn about the Annie and Charles CORRIN Prize for Teaching the History of the Shoah, click here (French).
Middle row :1st on left Chaskiel, 3rd on left his mother Esther, 5th on left his father Shimon
Top row: 2nd on left brother Sam
Meeting of Ostrowiec Survivor friends !
During the visit of Chaskiel Korenwasser (later known in France as Charles Corrin-also a survivor from Ostrowiec) to São Paulo, Brazil around 1965, he visited his Ostrowiec friends.
In above picture , he is seen at factory of Chil Magid Rosenberg. His Ostrowiec friend Chiale Kramer was also there. . Left to Right: Chaskiel Korenwasser (Charles Corrin), Chil Magid Rosenberg, Chiale Kramer
Explanation of photo: Hermann Goring Werke was the German name of the famous Zaklady Ostrowieckie Steel factory, where Ostrowiec survivors were slave laborers. Here the survivor friends, prepared a "fake" sign with title "H.G. Werke", in front of Chil Magid's factory . Also on the sign are the words "Obole E Zoide" . Zoide was Chiale Kramer's nickname.