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Eilat:

Thanks for your reply and the links. My grandmother's mother was Anna
Entin, sister of Solomon Entin whose family tree is on Jewish Gen. Anna
Entin married Jacob Ginsburg and moved to the US in about 1905, to North
Adams, Mass. They had six children, Bessie, Mary, Eva, Morrie, Eddye, and
Molly (my grandmother). She says Anna was from Druja, don't know about
Jacob. Other than that she has no information. Supposedly Jacob had 8
brothers, who she has no contact with, except one many years ago who lived
in Toronto.

Thanks again for the pictures and text. She will find it very interesting.

Regards,

Andrew
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Dear Sir / Madame ( May 10, 2007 ) :

We are seeking further information about my father's family, many of whom perished in the town of DRUJSK.

In the Table of Contents for the book of Druya and communities of Miory, Druysk and Leonpol,

it indicates that ENGLISH translation is available for this Sefer Druja.

However, the Website allows Internet access to English only for pages 201 - 212, " Trials and Tribulations "

by Liba Levitanos-Zaidlin.

*** DO YOU KNOW HOW I MAY ACCESS the ENGLISH Translation for the following additional
SIX entries ? ...

Chapters of Druysk - Y. Sosnovik , pp. 85-87.

Our school " Chorev " - T. Berkman, pp. 88.

Days of Tranquility before the Siege - Reuven Budownicz, pp. 89-94.

Personal Chapters from the book of the Shoah - L. Yudin, pp.180 - 200.

The Horrors and the Eradication of the Jews of Druysk - R. Budownicz, pp. 215-216

List of the Martyrs - pp. 236 - 255.

I have already purchased the entire Volume # VIII in Hebrew and Yiddish, from the New York Public Library system,

but deeply desire now to obtain the ENGLISH translation for the above 6 portions in particular.

Thank you very much indeed for your kind assistance in directing me to a suitable source for

this material.

Gratefully, B' Shalom,

Menachem Mendel ben Eliezer Baldovitch
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How can I get a copy of the Yizkor book of Druya and Miory?
My grandfather was from there.
Chaim Drizin

Re: Druya Yizkor books and much information

Dear Mama Levitan!
Yes, my father and I saw all references which were in your email.
When we first joined facebook we saw the pictures ( of the Druya site) but the other references were new for us.

We found 3 striking coincidence in the Libe Levitanus' story http://www.jewishgen.org/Y izkor/Druya/dru201.html
.
The first, my father remembers Libe Levitanus a little.
The second, my father remembers the brothers Galperin. Some time they were in the same partisan detachment.
The third, Libe Levitanus says that after the war "...I married Shlomo Ziadlin, who had also survived with two of his sons. At the end of 1945, we left Druya for the land of Israel...."
Shlomo Ziadlin was a man whom we were looking for. He was my grandmother's cousin. I wrote in my message http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=5582068363&topic=3302 that he and his two sons left after the war for Israel.
If I understood the situation true he was Meir Levitanus' stepfather and his sons were Meir's brothers.
Please write me if I understood this true - then Meir might know something about our relatives. In fact he is our relative too.

It's curious for me but I found many my grandfather's relatives in Yad Vashem but no one grandmother's relatives. She had many brothers and sisters and almost all of them were killed in the Shoah. Their surname was Leviman (reading about Levitan's family which had beginning from Avrohom Leviyan I thought that we could have common roots). If you meet such surname please tell me about it.

If you have some questions for my father we'll try to help you.
If our pictures are useful for you we'll be happy.
As I understood it true he is one of a few alive people who lived in Druya before and during the war.

Sorry for my English.
Thank You and best regards.
Julia
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Julia has shared a link with you. To view it or to reply to the message, follow this link:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?inbox/readmessage.php&t=8146201699
you could read the story of Libe ( mother of Meir who belongs to the group) who survived with her son http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Druya/dru201.html

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Druya survivors of the Shoah near the place were others were perished and buried.
1946, April.

-- Added by Julia Sherman
to the group "We are from Druya" Teachers of the Jewish school, 1931

David Peltin (libby.nisenbaum@gmail.com) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Message: My Name is David Peltin, son of Basya Genya (Abramzon) and Zalman. I
was born in Druya in December of 1931. My father and I survived the Holocaust. I
know that 2 of my aunts immigrated to USA before World War II. Their names are
Dvoira and Sora. One of them became Cooper after marriage. My family moved to
Chicago area in December of 1993. I was very happy to see pictures of the
survivors reunion. Thank you.
David Peltin

Survivors at the Druya killing field (grave) after the war Amongst
them; Chaim Peltin, Korin Leib, Kissin Arje - Lejb Rybak Jakow - Lejb
Peltin Basya

Basya Peltin was born in 1900 to Leyb. She was a housewife. Prior to WWII she lived in Druya, Poland. During the war she was in Druya, Poland. Basya perished in Druya, Poland. This information is based on a List of Persecuted
Peltin Yankel

Yankel Peltin was born in 1878 to Leyb. Prior to WWII he lived in Druya, Poland. During the war he was in Druya, Poland. Yankel perished in Druya, Poland. This information is based on a List of Persecuted
Peltin Meer

Meer Peltin was born in 1906 to Yakov. He was a worker. Prior to WWII he lived in Druya, Poland. During the war he was in Druya, Poland. Meer perished in Druya, Poland. This information is based on a List of Persecuted
Peltin Brayna

Brayna Peltin was born in 1934 to Yankel. She was a school pupil. Prior to WWII she lived in Druya, Poland. During the war she was in Druya, Poland. Brayna perished in Druya, Poland. This information is based on a List of Persecuted
Peltin Khaya

Khaya Peltin was born in 1905 to Naum. She was a housewife. Prior to WWII she lived in Druya, Poland. During the war she was in Druya, Poland. Khaya perished in Druya, Poland. This information is based on a List of Persecuted. More Details...

 In the
Lithuanian State Historical archives there is a collection of Druya revision lists
of 1834, 1850-54 and also there are lists of Jewish men only dated 1874-75. The
revision list of 1816 does not have any Jewish family, additional Revision list of
1819 has a few Jewish families, the lists of 1827, 28 has quite a lot of names,
and the records of 18th century (in Polish) have no family names at all. Revision
list of 1850 was translated and published on Litvak web-side. There are Smorgany
revision lists of 1834, 1850 and additional lists of 1865 and 1894.

I have been working in this archives a few months ago and sent Miriam Weiner a
list of detailed file numbers in order to correct her web-side.
Irene Kudish
Tel-Aviv

 It took about 1.5 years, but I finally got the results of my inquiry
about the name BARTAK in Druya, Belarus (formerly Lithuania). There is
at least one reference to my great great grandfather, Bentsion Bartak,
and now I am able to trace back at least to Benstion's grandfather, and
possibly great grandfather.

So, although there are probably quicker ways to get the records (or, at
least, the bare bones extracts--it will still be more time before I get
copies of the records themselves), such as through an on-site paid
researcher, I just wanted to let folks know that although the process
is quite slow, there is a shot at a big payoff.

Depending on the town, they may have access to quite a bit more than what
is now available on the All Lithuania Database (earlier revision lists,
etc).

As others have pointed out, they are understaffed, but quite competently
staffed.

Steve Bloom

 BFC-01888 Boris Feldblyum Collection. Captions
Belarus, miscellaneous.
Meer Barbakov. Notarized copy of the birth record on the letterhead of
the Riga Rabbi. Parents: Abel Barbakov from Belarus and Luba Gofman.
Signed by Riga Rabbi M. Zak. Document 1921.

Fania Barbakov ( Of Druja), aged 29, kept a diary during the
holocaust and ended it with the following
" My hands tremble and it is hard for me to finish writing. I am proud
that I am a Jewess......I am dying for my people. How much I want to
live and to attain to a little good in life, but everything is already
lost....Be well; your relative Fania in the name of all of them:
Father, Mother, Sonia, Sima, Zosia, Rasia, Chanze and in the name of
little Zeldele, who still does not understand anything..."

The Jews of Bielorussia During World War II

By Shalom Cholawski

Page 93

 This year the Disna District Research Group has funded the translation of
the Disna District Additional Revision List 1851-1856 and the 1857 District
Farmers List. As well work has begun on the 1834 Revision list and data
for the three towns of Glubokoye, Golubichi and Germanovichi has been
received. Together this represents 3,300 lines of new data which is not
yet on the All Lithuania Database (ALD).

Translation work is now underway for the following towns.

Leonpol (Disna)1834 RL
Luzhki (Disna) 1834 RL

With the translation of the above two lists, the district will be out of
funds and work will come to a complete halt.

The following towns in the Disna District 1834 RL are waiting to be
translated. The only holdup is a lack of funds.

Disna around 1800 lines,
Druya around 1900 lines,
Plissa around 550 lines,
Postavy around 550 lines
Sharkovshchizna around 500 lines.

The translation cost is $0.55 per line. If you can raise the necessary
funds to have any of the above towns translated, those towns will be next
in line to be translated. Please let us know if you are willing to
contribute to a particular town or are willing to try and raise the
necessary funds.

If you are already a contributor to the work of Disna District, please
consider making another contribution. Would you like to become a
contributor and receive copies of all records as they are translated
in spreadsheet format ? - please make a contribution of $100 at
www.litvaksig.org
http://www.litvaksig.org/contribute.

No donation is too small but $100 is requried to become a qualified
contributor.

Dorothy Leivers
Co-ordinator of the District Research Groups of LitvakSIG

 

From: rk carl <rkcarl@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 6:16 AM
Subject: searching Budovnitsh

Hello
I am searching the surname BUDOVNITSH, also spelled BUDOVNITZ and BENDOVITCH. I have been able to trace my great-grandmother back to Dvinsk (Daugavpils), Latvia. I found your web page (http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/kurenets/k_pages/budovnitz.html) about your BUDOVNITZ family from Druysk, which is only 30 miles from Dvinsk.

My great-grandmother, Anna (Khaika) BUDOVNITSH married my great-grandfather Solomon (Schlema) KATSHER in Dvinsk in 1904. They immediately set off for London and then the United States. They settled in St. Louis, Missouri and Anna died in childbirth in 1911.

Anna had several younger siblings who lived in London: Zipporah, Rebecca and Lou. Their father's name (my great-great grandfather) was called Zalman.

I have found a couple of other BUDOVNITZ family members in St. Louis but have not been able to establish exactly how, or if, we are related.

I'm hoping that we might be able to figure out a connection.

Cheers
Renee Carl
Washington DC

 

Druya

My name is Zalman Solomon,  from Sydney Australia.
I'm currently doing a research project on my grandmother, who grew up in Druya. I found your website and sent it to my grandmother. Looking through the photos she was amazed to see a photo of her Aunts family who had passed away in the holocaust. Is it possible to find out were the photo was attained from?
the photo is number 16 on the (Druya) website of Nachum Leib Blachman and his wife Lasia nee Tribochov with their children Abba and Chaya. My Grandmothers Maiden name was Sokolic. She currently resides in Hertziliyah, Israel.
Her email is yaffaori@if you would like to get in touch with her
Thank you
Regards
Zalman

 

I am researching the Nichamchin family of Druya, Disna, Vilna. Chaia
(1870-1937), daughter of Isaiah, married Yechezkel Meir Berman
(1870-1929), son of Baruch. I found his grave in Volozhin in the
jewishgen burial database and on your site under a forum discussing a
group who cleaned the graves. They had 8 children, Joseph, Shana,
Bertha, Hodda, Manya, Vera, Leah and David. I saw the photos of the
Berman family on your site. I can’t tell if this is the same family or
not. I am trying to find the link from Chaia to the rest of my family
which is all listed on the revisionist lists of Druya, but I can’t
find an Isaiah with a daughter Chaya. I have traced my family back to
Itsyk Nikhamchin, with sons Iosel (b 1802) and Zysko (b 1810). Any
info that you have would be helpful.

Thank you,

Lainey
Lainey Melnick and Associates
Indepependent Vacation Specialist – Commisioner Travis County ESD 10
Toll-Free: (855) GR8-TRIP (855-478-8747)
Mobile T: (512) 799-0626

 

The Druye website is very touching, and it is part of my own heritage.  My maternal grandparents, Hinda (Anna) Nachamzin and Morris (Mayshe) Prusow, were born in Druye.  My mother, Dorothy (Dveira) Prusow was born in Vilna in 1903.  The family emigrated to the U.S. in 1905, when my mother was two years old.   My great aunt, Sarah Nachamzin also emigrated.  But two  of my grandmother's siblings, Josef and Chia Toba Nachamzin, stayed behind and were never heard from after the German invasion.   We assume that they were among those who were killed in 1941.  Is there any way of finding out what happened to them?
 
Thank you,
 
Joanne Wolffson Lafler
jwlafler@ix.net....com

Oakland,

Druya
Druya
Chaim Zubach
Found 6 Records, 6 Photos and 244 Family Trees
Born in Druia Disna Vilna Gubernia Lithuania, Russia on 1870 to Moshe Zubach(http://records.ancestry.com/moshe_zubach_records.ashx?pid=57198338). Chaim married Chana Mayper (http://records.ancestry.com/chana_mayper_records.ashx?pid=88008944).

From: Foxxe Editorial Services <foxxe@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Subject: Ancestors in Druja

This Web page is fascinating, and I only wish my father and uncle could have seen it.  Their father was from Druja.  Shortly before his father’s death, my uncle took down the following information from him: “Morris (Moshe) Kunin, born in Druja, Lithuania, on the Dvina River, in September 1884 (or maybe 1883), son of Israel Hillel Kunin, a shoemaker and hazzan (cantor), one of 13 children.”  Morris left home at age 10 to go to Vilna, where he lived for 10 years, and then went to Zurich (where, he claimed, he knew Lenin, Axelrod, and Mussoline---“they were all bums,” according to him).  But that’s beside the point---what I was wondering is whether there are any records of Israel Hillel Kunin and the rest of his family in Druja. 
Thank you for making this page available.  When my niece asked me about our Russian background, I was able to direct her here.
Sincerely,
Devra Kunin

 

Subject: R' Meir Simcha Hakohen of Dvinsk (The Or Sameach)
From: Seth Nasatir <snasatir@yahoo.com>

I am looking strictly for genealogical information on Rabbi Meir
Simcha HaKohen of Dvinsk (now known as Daugavpils).  The genesis of
my request comes from a memoir of a relative (Morris SILBERT, nee
ZELBOVITZ) that states that his grandmother, whose name was Nechama,
was from Dvinsk and was a "cousin" of Rabbi Meir Simcha Hakohen.
Nechama's married name was ZELBOVITZ, but her maiden name is
uncertain: it could have been STEINMAN, or SRUBINSKY, or SHAPIRO (or
something else).  The given names of Nechama's parents are
uncertain, too, but her father may have had the given name of Nosson
Feitel and her mother may have been named Zelda.  Although Nechama
was not my direct ancestor, her sister Golda (married name, NASATIR)
was, so I have to assume that Golda was equally a cousin of the
Rabbi, which is why I am interested in finding his full family tree.

From what I've found on the Internet, and based on Chaim Oscar
Jacob's article in April 2003 issue of the Latvia SIG newsletter,
Meir Simcha's father was Shimson Kalonymous or Kalman of Butrimonys,
not a rabbi but a well-to-do merchant.  According to Professor
Jacob's article, Meir Simcha's mother was named Osnat, his
grandfather was Rav Chananiah COHEN, and he probably had a much
older brother.  I don't known Osnat's surname, or her family
background.  Meir Simcha married a Chaya MAKOVSKY of Bialystok, and
continued studying there for years, supposedly rejecting various
rabbinical offers.  Finally, he accepted the Dvinsk post, becoming
very renowned.  Despite offers to leave for more prestigious posts,
he never did.  He had a daughter who is said to have predeceased
him.  She was married to Rav Avraham LUFTBIER, who died childless in
1919.  Perhaps the couple were both victims of the Spanish Flu
Epidemic.

To me, Meir Simcha's decision to become the rabbi of Dvinsk and to
remain so for 40 years is at least consistent with the idea that he
might have had "family" in Dvinsk and that helped make it an
attractive place for him to live and work.  For that reason, and
because the family memoir that I referred to mentions the shared
family background with Meir Simcha merely as a way of explaining why
Nechama happened to be extremely religious, I tend to think that the
cousin story is not a tall tale.  If Rabbi Meir Simcha was Nechama's
first cousin, then perhaps his mother Osnat came from Dvinsk, with
Nechama being the child of Osnat's sister or brother.  Of course,
"cousin" could refer to Meir Simcha's father's family, instead.
And, I have to concede, there are other possibilities, such as that
Nechama and Meir Simcha were not blood relatives, and instead
"cousin" was only being used in its loosest sense of
"cousins-in-law."

My primary purpose is to discover the names of the parents of my
great-great grandmother, Golda.  However, it seems that I can't
complete my own basic family history journey without exploring the
land of rabbinic genealogy.

So, to conclude: If anyone is aware of a family tree that adds
genealogical information to what I already know of Meir Simcha's
family, please let me know privately, snasatir@yahoo.com.

Regards,
Seth Nasatir
Los Angeles

 

From: Edward Rappaport <erappapo@bells.net>

Greetings, Eilat.
I'm not sure if we've written before.  A distant cousin of mine sent to you the message below in late 202.  I'm not sure what communication followed.  My interest is in the Yechezkel Berman referenced below.  He was my great-grandfather for whom I was named.
We know almost nothing about his life except that he was born with the surname of Lioznov.  He was later adopted by the Berman family, who were friends and possibly distant cousins, to lessen the chance of his being conscripted into the Russian army.  We know he married Chaya Nichamchin and they lived and raised their children listed below in Druja.

I've not successfully worked my way through the burial database mentioned in the noted below.
Do you have any records of Yechezkel Berman ne Lioznov?  Do you have any suggestions for obtaining additional information?  I've not had much luck searching the databases at Jewishgen, etc.
I would be most grateful for any assistance you could provide.

Best regards,
Ed Rappaport

From: Lainey Melnick <lmelnick
Hi Eilat:
 
I am researching the Nichamchin family of Druya, Disna, Vilna. Chaia (1870-1937), daughter of Isaiah, married Yechezkel Meir Berman (1870-1929), son of Baruch. I found his grave in Volozhin in the jewishgen burial database and on your site under a forum discussing a group who cleaned the graves. They had 8 children, Joseph, Shana, Bertha, Hodda, Manya, Vera, Leah and David. I saw the photos of the Berman family on your site. I can’t tell if this is the same family or not. I am trying to find the link from Chaia to the rest of my family which is all listed on the revisionist lists of Druya, but I can’t find an Isaiah with a daughter Chaya. I have traced my family back to Itsyk Nikhamchin, with sons Iosel (b 1802) and Zysko (b 1810). Any info that you have would be helpful.
 
Thank you,
 
Lainey

 

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From: Eilat Gordin Levitan

 

Ed wrote; We know almost nothing about his life except that he was born with the surname of Lioznov.  He was later adopted by the Berman family, who were friends and possibly distant cousins, to lessen the chance of his being conscripted into the Russian army. Name.
The list of Lioznov from Yad Vashem;

Year of Birth
Place of Residence ?
Source
Fate based on this source
Leoznov, Kuzma 
1871 
 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznov, Boris 
1939 
Moskva, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznov, Yuda 
1925 
Nevel, Russia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Killed in military se ... 
Leoznova, Zinaida 
1916 
Rostov, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Lyubov 
1903 
Pskov, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Genya 
1877 
 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Eydle 
1905 
Pskov, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Serafima 
1909 
 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Anna 
1904 
Rzhev, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Lyudmila 
1936 
Rzhev, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Raisa 
1903 
Rzhev, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Dora 
1873 
Moskva, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Leoznova, Sarra 
1865 
Leningrad, Russia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
 
Leoznova, Riva 
1908 
Leningrad, Russia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
 
Lioznov, Girsha 
1887 
 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Abram 
1923 
Nevel, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Grigoriy 
1927 
Rostov, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Moisey 
1903 
Melitopol, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Moisei Moshe 
1903 
Moskva, Russia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Killed in military se ... 
Lioznov, Gnesya 
1863 
Moskva, Russia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Lioznov, Lev 
 
Kharkov, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Lioznov, Grigori 
1917 
 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Yelizaveta 
1909 
Zaporozhye, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Vladimir 
1938 
Zaporozhye, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Izrail 
1898 
Osipienko, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznov, Aleksandr 
1863 
Lyubertsy, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Khayka 
1892 
 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Ester 
1920 
Nevel, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Esfir 
1902 
Rostov, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Ida 
1899 
Moskva, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Tatiyana 
1924 
Moskva, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Sofia 
1869 
Melitopol, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Revekka 
1882 
Melitopol, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Mikhlya 
1916 
Starodub, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Fanya 
1890 
Melitopol, Ukraine (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Sofya 
1906 
Leningrad, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Dora 
1911 
Lyubertsy, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Inessa 
1932 
Lyubertsy, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Lioznova, Yevgenia 
1935 
Lyubertsy, Russia (USSR)‎ 
List of evacuated pe ... 
 
Katz, Rakhil 
1896 
Mogilev, Belorussia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Katz, Rakhil 
1896 
Mogilev, Belorussia (USSR)‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 

Druya

Gnesya Lioznov nee Ostrov was born in Vitebsk, Belorussia (USSR) in 1863 to Kopel. She was married Leiba. Prior to WWII she lived in Moskva, Russia (USSR). During the war she was in Sverdlovsk, Ukraine (USSR).

Gnesya was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her great-granddaughter Anna Lioznova of Moscow.

Druya

Abram Finkelman was born in Disna, Poland in 1894 to Ruvim and Revekka. He was a chemist and married Ginda nee Lioznov. Prior to WWII he lived in Moskva, Russia (USSR). During the war he was in the Soviet armed forces.

Abram was killed in military service. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his granddaughter Anna Lioznova of Moscow.

Druya

Grigori Melamed was born in Kowno, Lithuania in 1889 to Samuil. He was a house painter and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Kowno, Lithuania. During the war he was in Kowno, Lithuania.

Grigori was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his relative Anna Lioznova of Moscow.
Rakhil Katz nee Lioznov was born in Velikiye Luki, Russia (USSR) in 1896 to Abram. She was married Grigori. Prior to WWII she lived in Mogilev, Belorussia (USSR). During the war she was in Mogilev, Belorussia (USSR).

Rakhil was murdered in the Shoah. 

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her son Mikhail Katz.
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Dear Eilat,

Thank you very much for sharing this information (and pardon my typo of 2002 for 2012).

Perhaps some day I'll be able to connect my great-grandfather to someone on that list and/or to one of the Druya Bermans.

Ed

 

I am searching any relatives of the Reichel (Raichel) family from Druya and neighborhood.
My great-grandmother Mina Reichel, daughter of Leyb, was born in Druya in 1898, then married Natan Rutman and moved to Mogilev, Belarus.
I would welcome any information. Thanks!

Helen Zakreuskaya, 
Minsk
https://www.facebook.com/helen.zakreuskaya?fref=photo