RACHEL and JACOB KAZIMIEREK of Waterbury celebrated their 60th anniversary recently, surrounded by family and friends.
Following their liberation from concentration camp, Rachel Abramowitz and Jacob Kazimierek, who were both from Poland, settled in Sweden. In 1948 — before the two met — Jacob left
Sweden to enlist in the Hagannah, the army of the newly formed State of Israel, where he joined the fight for the country’s independence. He returned to Sweden in 1952, when he met and married Rachel.
The couple emigrated to the U.S. in 1954 with their infant daughter Hannah, settling in New Haven. Soon thereafter they relocated to Waterbury where, in 1962, they opened Brass City Beef, a popular meat market. Twenty-eight years later Rachel and Jacob closed their shop and retired.
The Kazimierek’s were joined in celebrating their anniversary by their children Hannah and Lou Lewandowski of Wintergarden, Fla., Frieda Winnick of Simsbury, Riva and Stephen Montambault of Prospect, Abe Kazimierek of Granite Bay, Calif., and Ruth Kazimierek; and their grandchildren, Louis, Ariel, Benjamin, Sydney, Danielle, Sean, Lauren and Max.
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