Joel Family Papers / Record Group 64

Title Joel Family Papers

Dates 1999–2010

Accession Number RG-64

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Donated by Ida Plotnik (Joel).

Biographical Note

Ida Plotnik (nèe Joel) was born on July 14, 1925 in Podwoloczyska, Poland to Ephraim and Gusta Joel (nèe Bieler). She was the couple’s second child, arriving five years after her older brother Herman. Ephraim and Gustra raised both Ida and Herman in Podwoloczyska, Poland near extended family.

The Joel family moved to the States on November 30, 1938, joining the majority of Ephraim’s siblings who had previously immigrated to the U.S. In contrast, a majority of Gusta’s family remained in Poland and perished during the Holocaust. The family left Poland on the MS Pilsudski.

The Joel family lived in New York City, New York for some time before moving to Richmond, Virginia where Ephraim’s brother Joseph had opened a jewelry store. The family remained in Richmond, establishing roots in the area.

Restriction on Access No restriction    Restriction on Use No restriction    Language English.

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group 64, Joel Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and Content

The Joel Family Papers consist of biographical and genealogical materials. Biographical materials contain a summary of an interview conducted with Ida Plotnik. This interview covers Ida’s family background, life in Poland, immigration to the States, and life in Richmond. Genealogical materials consist of a labeled photograph of the Bieler family, associated notes, and labeled thumb nails of family photographs. These labels and notes provide both names of family members and their relationships to Ida.

Inventory

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Biographical and Genealogical Materials

Indexing Terms

  • Plotnik, Ida (Joel) (b. July 14, 1925)
  • Chachkes, Ida (b. July 14, 1925)
  • Czackes, Solomon (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Solomon (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Bertha (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Joseph (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Milton (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Ephraim (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Fleischer, Clara (Joel), Dr. (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Herman (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Toschia (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Robert (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Irving (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Esther (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Gusta (Beiler) (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Beno (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, David (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Bernard (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Joel, Herman (b. circa 1920)
  • Sternberg, Edwin (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Kaplan, Jerry (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Plotnik, Herman (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Nothmann, Gerda (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Lorka (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Chaim (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Lola (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Lushka (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Lucia (b unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Emil (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Kestenbaum, Rusiu (Bieler) (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Kestenbaum, Rusia (Bieler) (b.unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Wilo (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Chancia (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Isaac (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Zasyta (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Shlomo (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Imik (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Ircia or Trusi (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bieler, Ruska (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Podwoloczyska
  • L'vov, Poland
  • Tarnopol, Poland
  • Gdansk, Poland
  • New York City, New York
  • Sir Moses Montifiore Cemetary
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939–1945)–Poland
  • United States–Emigration and Immigration–History–20th Century
  • MS Pilsudski (ocean liner)
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