Krongold family photo

Chaskiel and Chaya Krongold seated with (left to right) Nachman, Fajga, Baruch, Gutta, and Hershel standing behind them

Krongold Family


The Krongold family was well known in Ostrowiec.

Szmula and Bracha Perla Krongold had many children including: Baruch Yisrael, Hitza Chaya, Rachel, Pryva Shandla, Sura Roize, Rivka, Marmita and Golda.

Their other two children Chaskiel and Jonasz Krongold had the famous Smolopap roofing factory and other businesses .

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Chaskiel Krongold
Chaskiel Krongold


Chaskiel and his wife Chaya lived in a beautiful villa. Their children were: Nachman, Baruch, Hershle, Feiga, Shmuel , Chana and Guta.

The Krongold Villa
The Krongold Villa

Chaskiel and Chaya, and their children Nachman, Baruch and Hershle were killed during the Holocaust:

Feiga survived the war by hiding and living with Aryan papers.  Sadly, she was killed, along with four others, in a shooting in an apartment (belonging to Pinhas Lederman) at Sienkiewicza/Radomska  34 in Ostrowiec on March 19, 1945. The Polish A.K. (Armja Krajowa) organized the murderous attack that brutally killed five people, and badly wounded several others.

Guta also survived the war and by a miracle, Guta’s daughter Ruth, who was placed in a Polish home, also survived. Guta, who was previously married to Yechezkel Schwartz who remained in Poland after the war, remarried to Yossef Griffel in Israel.

Shmuel died before the Holocaust.

Chana died in Israel in 1969

A notarized statement on Chaskiel's murder can be seen here.

Jonasz Krongold’s daughter Hela moved to Palestine in 1936.  His wife Zysla, son Moniek/Samuel Morris and daughter Fajgunia/Fanny survived the Holocaust and moved to Canada.  Zysla’s grandaughter Rosalie Abella became a supreme court judge.

Sura/Sara Roize Krongold married Baruch Rubinstein. Their great grandson Rafael Goldchain is a photographer and artist and shares much of his family history in his work. (see: I am my Family)