The Sam Scheib Family Remembers



Dr. Rochelle Gail Scheib, MD

 Medical Oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University 1987 -present 

Medical specialist in HIV for the Department of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1987-2017 advocating for underserved populations with  HIV and Aids

Sam Scheib was born in 1923 in Przemslany, Poland located in southeastern Poland. This is now the Ukraine formerly part of the Union of Soviet SocialistRepublics. Prior to World War II, Przemslany’s population was composed of 60 percent Jews which included my father, Sam Scheib, and his family. His family included his father Joseph, his mother Hinda, his older sister Ann and younger brother Meyer.  My father’s family were primarily farmers. 

 In September,1939 Hitler’s Germany Continue reading “The Sam Scheib Family Remembers”

Levine’s Dept Store

Levine’s Department Store was an important place in Windsor for years.  As a part of Windsor’s 250th anniversary celebration Eva Scheib was asked to write a history of the store, which her family purchased in 1942.  Her story will become part of a history book of Windsor sponsored by the 250th Celebration Committee.

Coincidentally, during the week of Valentine’s Day 2018, the same week that Eva Scheib was writing this story of her family’s escape from Nazi Germany to Windsor, her son Sam was attending school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida when a fellow student opened fire, shot and killed seventeen people.  Sam escaped and is one of the several students seen fleeing in a video broadcast on national news.

Levine_s Department Store Eva Scheib Hendler of Parkland, Florida