Oldest Jewess in Poland Dead at Age of 119
Menu JTA Search

Oldest Jewess in Poland Dead at Age of 119

Download PDF for this date

Sheindel Hirschkorn, said to be the oldest Jewess in Poland, is dead here at the age of 119. She was a well-known character in the city, having been a peddler for two generations. Despite her great age she never wore spectacles.

She will be buried tonight with five generations of ancestors participating in the services. Aware of the end she prepared her own shroud.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund