Student Profile: Sara Abel

Gender: girl
School: School #8A


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Stage 1: Identity
Student's Given Name:
Sara Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 1/23/2012; Possible | Researcher: Casshilgers
 
Sara Estera Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/9/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Sura Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 1/23/2012; Possible | Researcher: Casshilgers
 
Sura Appel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants - Supplementary Volume 5
Status: Submitted 4/12/2012; Possible | Researcher: birponcz
Birth Date:
1928-03-15
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/9/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
1928-10-01
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 1/23/2012; Possible | Researcher: Casshilgers
 
1930-06-25
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants - Supplementary Volume 5
Status: Submitted 4/12/2012; Possible | Researcher: birponcz
Ghetto Street Address:
MATEJKI, 7
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/9/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
STASZYCA, 2
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/9/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Inselstrasse, 43, 15
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/9/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Sierpn, 45, Lodz Ghetto, Poland
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants - Supplementary Volume 5
Status: Submitted 4/12/2012; Possible | Researcher: birponcz
 
Zimmerstrasse, 6, 2 6, Lodz Ghetto, Poland
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants - Supplementary Volume 5
Status: Submitted 4/12/2012; Possible | Researcher: birponcz
 
ALEKS 9 and ALEXHOF 9 4, Poland, Lodz Ghetto, Poland
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 1/23/2012; Possible | Researcher: Casshilgers
 
ALEXHOF 9 4, Poland, Lodz Ghetto, Poland
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 1/23/2012; Possible | Researcher: Casshilgers
Approver Comment:
I agree that these names refer to the same person, and that she is among the likely candidates to have signed the album. In the future, please leave a note explaining why you think this is the person who signed the album. Other possibilities I'd like you to check out are Sara Estera Apel, born in March 1928 and Sura Appel, born in 1930. If you agree, please add their information to stage 1 as well.

For the addresses, please enter only one per field: Alexanderhof 9 #4 (you'll find the name in the drop-down menu), then Alexanderhof 9. Thanks!
User Comment:

I am updating this file to add the other two possible candidates who could be Sara Abel. For Sara Estera Apel, her addresses were on Insel, Matejki, and Staszyca streets, and her birthday was 15 Mar 1928.

Approver Comment:
Thank you for adding this other candidate and for listing which information belongs with her. What do you think about Sura Appel, born in 1930?
User Comment:

Following up on the museum reviewer's suggestion, I found Sura Appel in the Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants database volume 5.  She is also listed as being a student.  So, along with her birth date, I believe she is a possible match along with the other girls already listed here.

Approver Comment:
Thanks for adding the name. Definitely a possibility.

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Sara Ester Apel posted: 4/17/2014  |  viewed: 46  |  replies: 0
Stage 2: The Ghetto
Father's Name:
Aron Dawid Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Schoel Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Szoel Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
Mother's Name:
Chana Frajda Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Henia Frajda Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Ruchla Laja Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
Sibling's Names:
Chaim Lajb Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Chana Laja Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Hersz Nachma Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Jakub Lajzer Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Laja Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Mojse Majer Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Rachela Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Ruchla Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Sura Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Szmul Lajb Apel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Estera Appel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
 
Gedalja Appel
Source: Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants
Status: Submitted 4/17/2012; Possible | Researcher: kaw715
User Comment:

We found Sara Apel's family by looking at the street address- clearly she had a LOT of family living with her. We discovered two women and two men who would be the right age to be her father, and because of the large amount of children we found, we are thinking that it was possibly an extended family living in one home. One of the women and one of the men were likely Sara's parents, but the other older woman and man could be her aunt and uncle, and some of the children could be her cousins. We are not positive, but this is what we are inferring. Because this is not necessarily the Sara Apel who signed the book, I will list which family members we found that are related to her: Chaim Lajb, Chana Frajda, Chana Laja, Henia Frajda, Hersz Frajda, Jakub Lajzer, Laja, Mojsze Majer, Rachela, Ruchela, Schoel, Sura, and Szoel. It is also important to note that Sura Apel and Sara Apel are related- whether it is cousins or sisters we do not know. HOWEVER, either one could have been the girl who signed the book, because Sura is very similar to Sara. Either way, both girls are likely related, so their family is the same. 

For Sara Estera, who could also possibly be the girl who signed this book, we found her father, mother and brother, because they shared the same address. These people are Ruchla Laja (Mother), Aron Dawid (Father) and Szmul Lajb (brother). 

Another interesting point that was just recently found- either Chana Frajda (mother/aunt) or Chana Laja (sister/cousin)- both relatives of Sura and Sara Apel- survived the war. Using the survivor database, we were able to find a "Chana Apel" who was in Lodz during the war and survived. Also important to note, Ruchla (sister/cousin to Sara and Sura Apel) also probably survived the war. The survivor data base lists her as being in Skarzyska during the war, but the database has a question mark after that place, so it is possible that she could have been in Lodz. If she was indeed in Lodz and not Skarzyska, this would be the Ruchla who was related to Sura and Sara Apel.

For Sura Appel, we were able to locate two siblings, an Estera Appel and a Gedalja Appel. We located them because they had the same address as Sura Appel. They have "Sierpn 45" in their notes section, but we are not entirely sure what that means.

Approver Comment:
Excellent, thorough work, and wonderful research notes. Thank you for locating all of these family members, and what a joy to possibly have found a surviving relative.

Sierpn 45 is short for Sierpnia 6-ego, a street in Lodz that was not incorporated into the ghetto. Its wartime German name is Strasse der 8. Armee. This might be where Sura's siblings lived before the creation of the ghetto.

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