My grandparents, Eliezer and Genendel (Zellerkraut) Billet were born in
Dembica. I belive that my father, Sygmund Billet, was born there also (in
1906), as were his siblings. My mother was born nearby in 1912.
My father, Sygmund (Zellerkraut)Billet, came to Detroit, via
Heidenheim Germany with my mother Bertha(Bronia) Jahre Billet and my
brother Marvin Billet, my sister Lola Billet Greenberg, and I, Janet Billet
father had 7 siblings; (phonetics) Mechel, Meshatshel, Yoineh, Tobey,
Chaieh and Sheindel. I am not positive but I believe the other sibling was
named Francis. Mechel, Meshatshel, Yoineh, Tobey, and Francis died during
the Shoah . I would appreciate any information about them or their families.
Chaieh came to the United States prior to WWII and brought my family over
after the Shoah. She has two children, Leonard Hammer and Rose Hammer
Mark both of Oak Park, Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit.
married Meilech Beck and immigrated to Israel prior to the outbreak of
WWII. Both have recently passed away and they had no children.
and my aunt, Chaieh Hammer have also passed away. My mother lives in a
suburb of Detroit, Michigan. My brother, Marvin Billet lives in West
Bloomfield, Michigan a suburb of Detroit. My sister Lola Billet Greenberg
lives in Plam City, Florida. I will be moving next week from California to
Henderson, Nevada a suburb of Las Vegas.
Thank you very much for your site and memorial. It is magnificent that you
have been able to find so many people who had family in that area and are
looking for other relatives who survived the Shoah or perhaps have some
information about their families.
Janet Billet Berman
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