From left to right- Rachel and Yeshayahu Brandmesser, Moshe Rotstein and Henia Kudlowicz
Yitschak and Sara (Rotstein) Kudlowicz lived in Ostrowiec.
Among their children were:
Rachel (who married Yeshayahu Brandmesser)
Henia, Shamai, Akiva Yaacov and Arie Leibush.
During the Nazi occupation of Ostrowiec, Yitschak was among the 36 murdered on April 28, 1942 (11 Iyar) .
Later , Sara and was murdered in the Holocaust along with their son Shraga Faivel and his wife Shifra and their nine children. Akiva Yaacov and Arie Leibush were also killed.
During the Holocaust, Yitschak and Sara's children Rachel (and her family), Henia and Shamai were hidden by the Małkiewicz family. Rachel and her family had to leave the hiding spot since it was too dangerous hiding with their baby Gitele. Read more of their story here.
Henryk Małkiewicz later found an alternative hiding spot for Henia, Shammai and other Jews . Read their story here.
After the Holocaust, Shamai built in the Ostrowiec Cemetery a monument to "replace" the destroyed Matzeva of his father .Unfortunately even that one can't be found in the Ostrowiec cemetery today.- a picture of the monument he made is on the right.
After the war, Henia married Shmuel Sylman, moved to Peru and then to Israel. Her testimony on her hiding can be read here. (coming soon!)
Shamai moved to Israel and later to Brazil. His testimony on his hiding can be read here. (coming soon!)