Individual Details

Rabbi Jacob "Yekele" Türkl

(7 Sep 1899 - 25 Oct 1942)

Rabbi Jekel Turkel (sound Yekli Tuerkl) was a prominent Rabbi, descendant of famous Rabbis, Levi`im dynesty.

He was born 1900 in Tarnopol to Rabbi Shraga Feiv`l and was named after Rabbi Yaakov Weidenfeld, his grandfather on his mother's side. He learned in the cloise of Husiatin and Chortkov. Then he was sent to learn in Buchach, with the prominent Rabbi RMZ"W - Mordechai Zeev Wolf Turkel, the brother of his grand father (Rabbi Eliezer-Lippe Turkel).

At the beginning of WWI (1914) they moved to Vienna.

In 1928 he married Brand`l (Bronia) Backenroth from Schodnice and moved there.

Rabbi Jekel remained prominent learner, even though he was secularily educated.

The people of Sambor attempted to rescue R` Jekel from being prosecuted by the Nazis.
Regardless, he was taken with his family to Belzitz in September 1942 and was killed two months later.

ref.
1. German papers about Holocaust victims: "Polen/unbekanntes Lager"
2. http://horabis.blogspot.co.il/2007/10/blog-post_11.html
3. http://turkel.org.il/FAMOUS/Yekel.htm


Events

Birth7 Sep 1899Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Census1910House Number 59 - Perla 15, Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Marriage1922Schiffschule, Vienna, Austria - Breindel Bronia Backenroth
Residence1939
Death25 Oct 1942Murdered in The Holocaust - Belzitz (Drohobil)
Alt nameYaakov Türkel
Residence1900-28 Tarnopol-Husiatin-Buczacz Ct-Vienna 1928 Schodnice-Sambor 1942 Belzitz
OccupationRabi
EducationHusiatin and Chortkov also Buczacz

Families

SpouseBreindel Bronia Backenroth (1901 - 1942)
ChildRachel Golda Turkel (1923 - 1942)
ChildSarah Herta Turkel (1927 - 1942)
ChildSamuel Türkel (1924 - )
FatherRabbi Feiwel Shragah Leiber "Leib" Türkl (1875 - 1942)
MotherLeah Zlata Weidenfeld (1876 - 1942)
SiblingEster Jüdes Erna "Judith" Türkl (1900 - 1942)
SiblingSamuel Leib Türkel (1900 - 1943)
SiblingMarkus "Mottle" Türkl (1902 - 1965)
SiblingChaya Perla "Perl" Türkl (1904 - 1942)
SiblingJetti Feige "Yetty" Türkl (1909 - 1942)
SiblingChanna "Anny" Türkel (1910 - 1942)
SiblingShabtai "Szabse" Türkel (1911 - 1942)
SiblingItzhak "Isaak" Türkel (1920 - 1942)

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