Yad Vashem

From Hope to Despair

The Story of the Horonczyk Family

The Horonczyk family moved from Poland to Paris in 1926 with hopes and dreams of a better life. They adjusted well to life in France, creating a thriving business and expanding their family. The war put an end to their acclimation and to their prosperity. In the space of a few terrible years, the extended Horonczyk family faced destruction beyond their imagination. The end of the war found the family's few survivors broken and dispersed. The photographs, documents, testimonies and artifacts presented here tell their tragic story.

Shimon

Shimon

Leah

Leah

Esther

Esther

Chaja-Dwojra

Chaja-Dwojra

Josef

Josef

Symcha

Symcha

Initial research on the Horonczyk family was done by the Artifacts Department of the Yad Vashem Museums Division