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Walter Family circa 1930's

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet Cultura si Educatie Iudaica was Established in 2014 following the 70th Anniversaryto the Jewish deportations from Maramures.

This Gathering attracted Maramures Region descendants from all over the world.

Gathering in 2014, 2015& 2017, providing a commemoration and celebration event for survivors and many second and third generations.

Foundation Tarbut Sighet, was established by Peninah Zilberman the daughter of the late Sary Walter Z”L, 

in memory of the Walter family who lived in Sighet for close to 200 years until they as all the Jewish Communitwas deported to Auschwitz:

most of the extended family was murdered, with very few survivors, among them my mother and her sister and a few cousins who marched in the Death Marches.

Sary and Tamar Walter were liberated in Bergen Belsen on April 15, 1945 and subsequently rehabilitated for 3 years in Sweden.

In May 1948 both arrived to Israel, where they reunited with one brother Nahman, who came from Cyprus Internment Camp.


The tombstone of Great grandfather Nahman Walter, Sighet cemetery

The Son of Moshe Ari Walter

(5th of Shevat 5682( February 3rd , 1922

N- Faithful and honest all his years of life

H -   Justice and charity actions

M – Supports his family from his working hands

N – Compensated by the Almighty 

May his Soul be Bound in the Eternal Life

כתובת מצבת  סבא רבא נחמן ואלטר בבית – הקברות בסיגט



בן משה ארי ואלטר

ה' שבט תרפ"ב

נ -אמן וישר בכל ימי שנותיו

ח -סד משפט וצדקה בכל מעשיו

מ -גיעת כפיו ועמלו מפרנס ביתו

נ -וכח פני שדי שכר רב לפעולתו