|Death: ||May, 1943|
Jakub was born and lived all of his life in Warsaw, Poland. Although he was deaf-mute, he managed to triumph over what many people would consider an adversity by eventually becoming the owner of a factory. His factory, Snycerpol, produced wooden handicrafts that were made by deaf people, many of whom might not have found a good employment opportunity had it not been for Jakub's factory. Jakub's wife, Rebeka Jaglom, was also deaf-mute, although their three children, Sabina, Ester (Estusia), and Hanka, all had normal hearing and speech. When their three girls were young, the nanny they hired for them was also deaf. In 1936 Jakub travelled to the Paris World Exhibition to showcase the crafts that were made at his factory. The crafts from Snycerpol were also shown at the World's Fair in New York City in 1939. Jakub and his family were forced to move into the Warsaw Ghetto after the Nazi invasion of Poland. Their house was just down the street from the headquarters of the ZOB (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa, or Jewish Fighting Organization), the fighting force that masterminded the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the spring of 1943. Luckily, Jakub's oldest daughter, Sabina, managed to escape to the Soviet Union with her husband Mieczyslaw Zielinksi. In May of 1943, after the uprising, Jakub, his wife, and their two younger daughters were deported to Majdanek, among the last to be deported from the Warsaw Ghetto. Jakub and Rebeka were murdered upon arrival.
Specifically: Taken to the crematorium at Majdanek
Created by: Carrie-Anne
Record added: Nov 27, 2006
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