Kindly forwarded by Jonathan Tygier are the below photographs of his Grandparents, John Tygier and Barbara Najman.
John was one of the three children that did not come to the UK with his mother, Minnie, and six of his brothers and sisters. The other two children that stayed behind where a sister Gustawa (Gertrude) and a brother Herman.
Below is some form of ID pass for Jan (Ksiazeczka Wojskowa = Book Military)
- Birth date (Urodz dn) : 15/03/1883
- Birth place : Lodz
- Native language (Jezyk macierzysty) : Polish
- Parent’s names (Imiona rodziców) : Looks to me like Stanislaw (we know as Sydney Woolf) and Minnie.
- Their place of residence (miejsce ich zamieszk) : England
- Family status (Sian rodzinny) : Married (Zonaty)
- Marriage date (Daty slubu) : Looks like 30/01/1904
- Wife’s name (Imie) : Barbara Najman
- Dzieci is children so it shows their births in 1911 (Irene) and 1913 (Stanislaw)
Barbara Tygier nee Najman
Both Jan and Barbara are buried in the cemetery at Lodz.
The records for their burials can be found on the JewishGen website.
Contact made with Jonathan Tygier who is living in London and is an architect. His father was Stanislaw Tygier, one of the last family members to make it to the UK.
With a little help from Google Translate to assist with my patchy German, some of the details are as follows:
- Birth Date (Geburstag): 10.10.1910
- Birth Place (Geburtsort): Piotrkow Trybunalski “According to Russian census of 1897, out of the total population of 30,800, Jews constituted 9,500 (around 31% percent).” (Wikipedia).
- Address (Wohnort) – not yet located
- Profession (Beruf): It appears to state something like “cook”
- Nationality (Volkstumszugeh): Pole
- “Creed” (Glaybensbek): Not sure
- Prospective State (Staatsangeh) on the 01.09.39: Poland?
- Height (Grösse)
- Form (Gestalt): Strong, Hefty or even Robust
- Complection (Gesicht): Hmmm lots of translated options – rich, plump, mellow……
- Hair (Haar): Blonde
- Eyes (Augen): Brown
- Special Marks (Besondere Kennzeichen): None
- Signature of the card holder (Unterschrift des Ausweisinhabers)
“Krzemienica” as a place in Poland seems to have four options so I am not sure which one is correct but I assume that Irene was in one of them on 12.04.1943.
A “very frighten lady” who made it out of Poland and lived in Paris.
Contact email received from Charles J Teiger (known as Joe) in New York. Joe is the son of Sidney Wollf Teiger and Hetty Cohern. He would be a 2nd cousin once removed to Emma North/Adam Phillips. He confirms that his father thought there were two, unrelated, Teiger/Tygier families in Lodz so it can’t be assumed that any records found relate to our line.