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GRODNO

Grodno, Grodno uyezd, Grodno gubernia

Latitude: 53º41' Longitude: 23º50'
Also known as Hrodno, Hrodna and Gardinas
153.0 miles W of Minsk

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The Jewish operetta troupe of Grodno;"Der Grodner Operetn Trupa"

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A monument for the Jews of Grodno who perished in the Holocaust.

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A view from above the area of the Main Synagogue of Grodno.

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A street in Grodno before WWII.

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An old synagogue in Grodno

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Jews moving to the Grodno ghetto; 1941

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Nechama Chasz, a Jewish ballet dancer from Grodno.

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Members of the local chapter of the Betar youth movement in Grodno

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Jews pass by Batory Square in Grodno on their way to the ghetto.

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A camp for HaChaluts haTsa'ir youth movement leadership from the
Grodno and Bialystok districts

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A meeting of the leadership of HaChaluts movement's local branch in Grodno.

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A sports group at a summer camp of HeChaluts haTsa'ir youth movement near Grodno.

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Delegates to the Fifth Conference of the HaShomer haTsa'ir youth

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Members in a defense training course at a commune (kibbutz) of
HaShomer haTsa'ir youth movement in Grodno.

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Members of HaChaluts movement from the local branch in Grodno.

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Members of HaChaluts movement in their meeting - house in Grodno.

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Members of the pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) of HaChaluts movement in Grodno.

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Natan Funt from Grodno (uniform of the HaShomer haTsa'ir youth movement)

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Youth counselors of HaChaluts hasa'ir in the Grodno - Bialystok region, with Fania Tomaszow - Artsi

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Members of the pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) of the Ha Chaluts movement in Grodno.

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Members of the pioneering training program (hachshara) of the HeChaluts movement in Grodno in 1920.

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Members of the pioneering training program (hachshara) of HaChaluts movement in Grodno in 1920.

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The "Achdut" group of HeChaluts movement members in Grodno.

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Youth counselors of HaChaluts haTsa'ir in the Grodno - Bialystok region with Fania Tomaszow

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The German army of occupation marching in Grodno during the First
World War

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The facade of the main synagogue in Grodno.

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The Ark of the Torah and the pulpit in the Central Synagogue in Grodno.

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The interior of the old synagogue in Grodno.

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German soldiers' band, members of the forces which occupied Grodno during the First World War.

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German soldiers during the holacaust, supervising the transfer of Jews from Rzeszow to the Grodno ghetto.

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Grodno during World War I Photographer Fialko, A. View of Soborna Street

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Date ca. 1930s Khashele Aleksandrovna posing atop a fence.

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Date ca. 1926 Jacob Sheskin and his brother Mordkhe posing at the grave of their father Noftule Herts (died 1925).

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Date ca. 1920 Studio portrait of Zajczyk, a lumber merchant, with
his mother.

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Five young men of Grodno: (right to left) Voshikov, Babun (who
later went to Israel), Malts, Meshares and Tsigulnitski 1929

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Studio portrait of Francesca Moyerman, a teacher.

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Gedalye "the 'poresh'," who used to collect coins for yeshiva students, and his wife "the 'rebetsn'," who taught the neighborhood girls the alphabet with a slate and pointer in her home 1911

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Sholem Lifshits and his brother with friends c 1930s.

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Tsili Kulbatski, an actress, and Mrs. Gutman-Reyzer, outdoors.

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(Left to right) Fima Malets, Shapiro, and Misha Smazhanovitsh, posing outdoors.

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Rabbi Nokhum, "the Saint of Grodno."

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42. Joseph Pasmanik the painter (right) poses with two friends outdoors; one of them (left) holds the Yiddish newspaper "Haynt" (Today).1926

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Jozef Szereszewski, owner of a tobacco factory, with his daughter, the mother of Leon Monosonn

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Date 1903 ; Fanny Szereszewski, age 11, granddaughter of Josef, the owner of a tobacco factory. She later married Michal Szabad.

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students of the First Jewish Real Gymnasium. (Their signatures appear on the back of the photograph.) The languages of instruction were Polish and Russian with one hour for instruction in Hebrew language and Jewish history.

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members of Hashomer Hatzair, a socialist Zionist youth movement on the occasion of the departure of Sore Frumkes (10) for Palestine: (1-7) Moyshe D[?], Leyb Kaziltsik, Zimon, Yanas, Khaim Sheskin, Yoshue Rubinovitz, Y. Mikhl, Tafilofskit, Zdrayevits. 1923

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The executive committee of Poalei Zion-Zeirei Zion (a leftist Zionist party): (seated, 1st from left) Label Bazeltshik; (seated, 2nd from right) Zalmen Toker. Sukkoth, 1925
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Girls of the Jewish Sports Club perform gymnastics on a stage. 1930s'

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Date pub. April 5, 1936 Moyshe Kosovski, "father of Mr. Victor Kossow and grandfather of [Hollywood screen actress] Sylvia Sidney (Sidney is the name of her stepfather)..." (From a 'Forward' spread: "Our Fathers And Grandfathers.")

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This is the picture of my great-grandparents, Akiba and Olga (nee Palkin) Maizel of Grodno. Akiba originated in Svisloch according to
their son Moisei's university records. According to my mother, her father's grandfather was a rabbi or wise man from a family of rabbis.
Moisei, my grandfather's older brother became a physician and resided in St. Petersburg--he and his son perished during the Seige of
Leningrad. I don't know what happened to their two daughters. My great-grandparents apparently moved from Grodno to St. Petersburg
sometime after 1912, and died there ca 1914-1916

Olga G Parker" <ogparker@rushmore.com>

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David Ginzburg in Grodno son of Shevti (Zsebzel) Ginzburg and his
wife Rachel (also called Rivka). Their children were: Abraham, Asher
Moishe, Yosef, and David. Shevti died in 1920. All the children
except David emigrated to the US. David stayed in Grodno and married
Luba Weller. They had two children, Muni and Shevela. David and
Shevti Ginzburg were lawyers.I would appreciate if anyone recognizes
anybody in these pictures, they would email me. Monroe Ginsburg
monroeg@charter.net

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Ferry ride, Grodno. I would appreciate if anyone recognizes anybody
in these pictures, they would email me. Monroe Ginsburg
monroeg@charter.net

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David ginzburg with a Grodno militia. I would appreciate if anyone
recognizes anybody in these pictures, they would email me. Monroe
Ginsburg monroeg@charter.net

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Shevti and Rachel ginzburg with their sons 1904 The pictures are
my great grandparents- Shevti (Zsebzel) Ginzburg and his wife Rachel
(also called Rivka). Their children ; Abraham, Asher Moishe, Yosef,
and David. Shevti died in 1920. All the children except David
emigrated to the US. David stayed in Grodno.
David and Shevti Ginzburg were lawyers.I would appreciate if anyone
recognizes anybody in these pictures, they would email me. Monroe
Ginsburg monroeg@charter.net

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Ginzburg family 1928- Rachel, David, Luba, their 2 children, and
Asher. I would appreciate if anyone recognizes anybody in these
pictures, they
would email me. Monroe Ginsburg monroeg@charter.net

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Rachel ginzburg and her sister in a Grodno cemetery. I would
appreciate if anyone recognizes anybody in these pictures, they would
email me .Monroe Ginsburg monroeg@charter.net

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1934- Rachel, David, Luba, their 2 children, and Asher (man in
background is unknown). Shevti (Zsebzel) Ginzburg and his wife Rachel
(also called Rivka). Their children were: Abraham, Asher Moishe,
Yosef, and David. Shevti died in 1920. All the children except David
emigrated to the US. David stayed in Grodno and
married Luba Weller. They had two children, Muni and Shevela. All
contact with the family was lost during WW II.
I would appreciate if anyone recognizes anybody in these pictures, they
would email me.
Monroe Ginsburg monroeg@charter.net

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A memorial meeting for those who perished in Grodno

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Nissan (1899-1950) Reizer ( top right) and Ester Wolshtein (1901-1985) were my
parents. My father is pictured here with other members of the Zionist Youth movement in Grodno.
Naomi Barnett. To read about the family go to;http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/GrodnoFamily.htm

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My father (Nissan Reizer) had several brothers including Jehosua and Avram who
are in  the photo. 
Naomi Barrnett.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/GrodnoFamily.htm

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The synagogue of Grodno, the oldest functioning synagogue in the CIS ...go to;
http://www.jewishgrodno.com/en/synagogue/

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standing on the right; Zvi Klempner ( Kafri) grandfather of Rachel nee Raviv

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Tarbut school, Grodno 1930. Middle rue teachers; Israel Grob ( third from the right), David Braver (fifth), Dr. Zeev Yekel ( sixth), Adam Dem ( seventh ). In the back row: Israel Landa (fifth from the right). Yitzchak Eliashberg (student) stands first on the right. If you recognize someone please email Ruth Marcus rotem100@yahoo.com. For more details go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lunna/1b-tarbut-Grodno-1930.html

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Ruth Marcus amir-m@bezeqint.net
"Tarbut" Gymnazjum (high School) in Grodno (1930). Identified teachers in the photograph: Israel Grob, David Braver, Dr. Zeev Yekel, Adam Dem and Landa.
... in the 1929 journal (in Hebrew) of the students of "Tarbut" school in Grodno the following students attended the 7th grade of the high-school and they wrote short articles : A. Anoshi, Avraham Skidelski, Shmuel Slonimski, Shulkes, Lewin, Veler, Polack (or Polick), Mintz (a female). Other persons of the 7th grade signed their articles under their first names or their initials including my father who signed his name "Itzel" (a diminutive of Yitzchak); he is the student who stands in the back row, first from the right. Since the above mentioned persons attended the same class as my father, they should appear in the photo taken in 1930. Does it help to identify any of the students? ...

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CELIA, FANNIE AND GOLDIE

For more information go to: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pfh.grodno_magilowicz-tuchman.htm

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CELIA MAGILOWICZ
For more information go to:

http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pfh.grodno_magilowicz-tuchman.htm

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The Freedmans

For more information go to:

http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pfh.grodno-freedman.htm

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the synagogue

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Tarbut school, 1930
For more information go to: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pfh.grodno-tarbut-01.htm

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The KOBRIN FAMILY

For more information go to: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pfh.grodno-kobrin.htm

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The silver wedding anniversary of Liba and Dawid Malec from Grodno. September 3, 1938
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=jmKYJeNVJrF&b=479255

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In the middle;David Ginzburg.His wife Luba Weller Ginzburg (right). His mother Rachel (Galperin?) Ginzburg (left,). His children, Shevela and Muni. I am looking for descendants of the Galperin family.

Monroe M Ginsburg

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Man is possibly the brother of Rachel Ginsburg. Unknown woman from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Early photo of Shevty (Sebzel) and Rachel Ginsburg- circa
1885 from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Rachel Ginzburg circa 1918 from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Unknown people in Grodno park from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Unknown people with David and Luba Ginsburg- on right from
the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Unknown people- possibly related to Luba Weller Ginsburg from
the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Unknown couple in Grodno from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Unknown woman from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Unknown woman from the album of Monroe Ginsburg

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Grodno, graveyard.

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Israel Ritov. Standing from the right: The brother of Chana Gorvitz, Toker, Bryndel, Arie Babari.

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Grodno members of "Tzeirei Zion", 1922.

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Grodno before the war.

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Bitar members in the Polish army.

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"HaShomer HaTzair" members

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The Jewish school 1930s

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Synagogue.

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The sport grounds in Grodno

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Grodno uniited appeal to Israel committee in the 1920s

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1935, The Administration of "Linat Tzedek".

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Grodno December 30, 1924.

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Grodno, The "Kraft" bicycling group.

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Grodno 1932
Jewish school

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1925

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http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/grodno/gro002.html

 My late uncle, Leib Reizer, wrote a manuscript in 1948 detailing his
experiences as a partisan. The manuscript was in Yiddish and has
recently been translated into English and published by Yad Vashem
through their non profit "Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project".

Here is a synopsis:

*A new book by LEIB REIZER, with a Forward by Sir Martin Gilbert has
recently been published by Yad Vashem entitled "In the Struggle -
Memoirs from Grodno and the Forests"*
** *This book would be of special interest to people whose families
originated from Grodno and the surrounding region, as it mentions many
names,towns and shtetlach.*
** */Yad Vashem says about the book/ "Leib Reizer's memoir relates his
experiences in Grodno and his successful escape to the forests with
his wife and five-year-old daughter, where they survived with the
partisans and in family camps. Early in the Nazi occupation, Reizer
escaped to Minsk, spending three months in the ghetto before embarking
on a risky return to Grodno and his family. He tells in riveting prose
of ghetto life, the horror of the liquidation, and his family's escape
after he broke into the military hospital storeroom where he worked as
a carpenter, taking pistols, rifles and bullets with him for the
partisans in the forests. Reizer's story has a powerful, basic honesty
to it, telling everything in the purest truth, concealing or hiding
nothing."*
** If you wish to purchase a copy of this it can be obtained from Yad
Vashem http://ecom.gov.il/YadVashem/ProductPage_he.aspx?product=41&language=he-IL

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne Australia