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Author: Joan O'Callaghan
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2000
My father Paul Abeles came to Canada in 1939 from Bohemia. He and his brother owned an estate in Cestice. My great-aunt Irma was married to a Julius Abeles, who also immigrated to New York City around 1939. The Abeles family was huge prior to the Second World War. The family was decimated in the Holocaust. My great-grandmother Francziska Abeles had eleven children! I am also trying to track down an Esther Abeles who is supposed to live in the Toronto area.