Yisrael passport

Yisrael Yitzchak / Ira

Krajndels / Crandell

Yisrael Yitzchak Krajndels/Crandell was born in Ostrowiec, the son of Chana Yehudis (Weinstein) and Avraham Yishaya Krajndels.

Just before the main deportation of Oct 1942, Yisrael went to work at the Zaklady steel mill which saved his life.

In 1944, he escaped with his brother-in-law Favel Gryner to the nearby village of Chmielów to hide in a bunker with sixteen other Jews, who were saved by Tadeusz and Marianna Pastuszka.

After the war, Yisrael moved to Toronto where he joined some family that moved there before the war. He passed away in 1988.

Yisrael in yeshiva, left
Yisrael in yeshiva, left
Yisrael in a DP camp, back right
Yisrael in a DP camp, back right
Yisrael post war, center
Yisrael post war, center

This picture (left) was sent to Israel Wallman, Yisrael’s relative in Toronto who was also originally from Ostrowiec, with the inscription on the back in Yiddish, shown left, from the Weinstein family.

The name Ostrowiec appears on the left hand side of the inscription.

Back Row L to R: Chana Yehudis (mother), Avraham Yishaya Krajndels (father), Yona Weinstein (maternal grandfather)

Front Row L to R: Yisrael Krajndels/Crandell, Rochel Weinstein (maternal grandmother), girl with bow in hair standing Sara Leah Krajndels (sister, future wife of Favel Gryner), girl seated unknown

Krajndels Weinstein Family in Ostrowiec
Krajndels Weinstein Family in Ostrowiec