We arranged for Micha Salzberg to FaceTime with his father, Stuart, at the Lodz Cemetery where Stuart on face time was able to say Kaddish at his grandmother’s grave site, Micha’s great grandmother.
Learn more about the Lodz Jewish Cemetery.
Izrael Kalman Poznański (1833 in Aleksandrów – 1900 in Łódź) was a Polish-Jewish businessman, textile magnate and philanthropist in Łódź, and the husband of Elenora Hertz Poznański.The mausoleum of Izrael and Eleonora Hertz Poznański on the New Jewish Cemetery in Lodz Poland has been described as “probably the largest Jewish grave monument in the world.” The mausoleum and mosaic covering the inside of the dome were restored in 1993.
Izrael’s decedent’s moved to New York in the 1920s and became dressmakers and then later invested in Manhattan commercial real estate. Poznanski’s granddaughter married Irv Kempner’s father’s best friend from Kalisz in 1938.. Manuel Duell who went into the family business.
Manny Duell sponsored Irv’s parents after WWII to come to America in 1949. Jewish refugees/survivors could not get into the USA without a trade and a sponsor, even after the Shoah.