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1970 - 2003

Szymon Nagrodzki


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Name in US
Szymon Nagrodzki
Name at Birth
Szymon Nagrodzki
Parents' Name

Cirel (Cirla) Gurtadt and Majer (Meier) Nagrodzki

Date of Birth - Note
April 12, 1917
Country of Birth
City of Birth
Sibling(s) Name(s)

Binem Nagrodzki (sister)
Chajim Nagrodzki (brother)
Duwid Nagrodzki (brother)
Fiscel Nagrodzki (brother)
Sarah Nagrodzki (sister)
Szeja Nagrodzki (brother)
Toba Nagrodzki (brother)
Towie Nagrodzki (brother)

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Chaja (Helen) Sarah Fryszer
(1923 Nifka, Poland – 1999 Birmingham)
Married July 20, 1946 in Feldafing, Germany

Children's Names

Cirla (Shirley) Mechla Nagrodzki (Ernest M. Wilcher)
Born 1947 in Feldafing, Germany

Louise Nagrodzki (James Abroms)
Born 1952 in Birmingham

Paul Nagrodzki (Glenda Ethridge)
Born 1955 in Birmingham

Religious Identity (Prewar)
Orthodox Jewish
Religious Identity (Postwar)
Conservative Jewish
Ghetto(s) / Year(s)

Radom (Kielce, Poland)

Camp(s) / Year(s)

Auschwitz (Poland)
Dachau (Germany)
Skarzysko-Kamienna (Poland)

Year / City / Ship to US
November 15, 1949 / New York, NY / USAT General Muir then November 17, 1949 / New Orleans / USAT General M.B. Stewart
Date Moved to Alabama
Alabama City of Residence
Date of Death
October 3, 2003
City of Death
City of Burial / Cemetery
Birmingham / Elmwood Cemetery
Dates Lived in Alabama