Zosia (Sophie) Stawski (neé Rosenkranz) was born in Sosnoweic, Poland October 5th, 1918. She was the only daughter and had two brothers. Only one brother, Raphael survived the war and he settled in Palestine (Israel). Mum was very close to her brothers and was really a 'Yiddishe Mama'. She loved to cook and bake and was known for her cheesecake and kugels. She loved people and was always entertaining. Mum was a real peacemaker and tried to make everyone happy. She was a most generous human being and instilled in her children the value of family and Yiddishkeit. Sophie was an observant Jew and a true friend.