Eva and Henry Galler’s Siblings

Eva Vogel and Henry Galler grew up directly across the square from one another in Oleszyce, Poland, and knew each other’s families since childhood. Long after the war Eva sat down and wrote out a list of the names and ages of her siblings in 1939 and another for Henry’s siblings. Nobody on that list survived the war. Eva’s sister Hana and her brother Pinkus jumped from a “death train” and were killed. Henry’s father and his brother Moses jumped from a “death train” (possibly the same one) and returned to Oleszyce. They were caught and killed in the square by Ukrainian police serving the Germans. Their bodies were probably tossed in a mass grave at the Jewish cemetery. With Eva’s parents and Henry’s mother, the other siblings perished in some unknown location.