1970 - 1997

Esther Najmark Skurko


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Name in US
Esther Najmark Skurko
Name at Birth
Estera (Ester) Malka Najmark
Married Name
Esther Najmark Skurko
Parents' Name

Chana Najmark (1896-?) and Father Unknown

Date of Birth - Note
May 8, 1926
Country of Birth
City of Birth
City of Birth, Alternate Names

Bendin (Yiddish), Bendsburg (German)

Sibling(s) Name(s)

Ruchla Najmark
(July 10, 1913 in Piszczac, Poland – ?)

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Leon Skurko (Skurka)
(1919 Łuków, Poland – 2008 Birmingham, AL)
Married August 10, 1947 in Pocking Germany

Children's Names

Chana (Hannah) Skurko (Larry C. Wilner)
Born 1948 in Passau, Germany

Moses (Morris) Skurko (Kathryn Ann Pierce)
Born 1949 in Feldafing, Germany

Shirley Skurko (Steven J. Rebarber)
Born 1953 in Birmingham, AL

Adele Sandra “Sandy” Skurko (ex: Gerald Salter)
Born 1956 in Birmingham, AL

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

Będzin Ghetto

Other Experiences

Only surviving member of her family.

Year / City / Ship to US
July 9, 1951 / New York, NY / Airplane
Date Moved to Alabama
1951, Sponsored by United Jewish Fund, USNA, and Birmingham JCC
Alabama City of Residence
Date of Death
May 29, 1997
City of Death
Miami, FL
City of Burial / Cemetery
Birmingham / Elmwood Cemetery
Dates Lived in Alabama