My name is Yehudit
Yerushalmi-Terris born in Czernowitz 1935 and
live currently in Rishon Le Zion , Israel.
My parents Roza Engelberg (nee Kinsbruner born in Czernowitz) and my
father Herman Engelberg born in Zastawna.
I n 1941, when I was only six years old, during the invasion of the
Roumanian and German forces, my sister Frederika died becuase we could
not obtain the services of a doctor to help her. In the same year, we
were deported to Transnistria. We were sent to Moghilev and, from
there, we marched in the snow, mud and rain to Shargorod where a
ghetto/ lager was established. All of my family, except my Parents and
myself, died from Typhus and hunger.
After the war ended in 1945, we returned to Czernowitz and lived in the
In 1947, when the Soviets allowed family reunion, we travelled to
Bucarest where my mother's brother lived. His name was Emanuel
was a well-known journalist and was known by his pen name "Emanuel".
In January 1950, we made Aliya to Israel. My parents and 30 other
families established a Moshav called "Gan Soreq" near Rishon Le
years later I married and moved to Rishon Le Zion. I have a son and a
daughter and six grandchildren. In 1977 I became a widow after my
Some years later, I remarried and my husband is Alfred Terris. He is an
Engineer, born in the US who made Aliya in 1971. Both of us worked for
ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES.
I am involved in the various activities such as the Bukovina Follow-On
Generations, Soroptimist, Yad Vashem, Community Leadership in the
Municipality of Rishon Le Zion.
Languages: Fluent in German, English, Hebrew. Speak, write and
understand: French, Spanish and Roumanian. Understand and read: Russian.