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#min-os_13:June 1909- MINSK, Belarus,
#min-os_14:Shmul Gertsman, head of the Jewish community with his grandson Issak (name variants Gertzman, Giercman). Studio photo. Photographer: L. Epshtejn in Misnk . Courtesy Boris Feldblyum Collection
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#min-os_15:Entrance to the Minsk ghetto. Soviet Union, May 31, 1941.
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MINSK, Belarus.
Street scene in front of the synagogue. Photo early 1900's.

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Courtesy Boris Feldblyum Collection
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MINSK, Belarus.
Zakhar'yevskaya Street near the Department of Agriculture (on the right). Store sign on the left reads: Mars, Military Supply Articles. Photo 1917.

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Courtesy Boris Feldblyum Collection
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MINSK, Belarus.
Zakhar'yevskaya Street during business hours. Store signs read: on the left, Laundry and further down, on the first floor of the four story building, Pharmacy; on the right, Hotel Odessa (owner-Movsha Rosental).
Photo ca. 1917.

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Courtesy Boris Feldblyum Collection
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MINSK, Belarus. Street scene in front of the Vilna Railroad Station.
Photo ca. 1917.

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Courtesy Boris Feldblyum Collection
MINSK, Belarus. Street scene in front of the Mutual
Credit Society building.
Photo 1911

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#min-os_22: - Outdoor portrait of a Red Army unit during a visit by Morris Vinchevski (Ben-Netz). 1924.
#min-os_23:Studio portrait of actors and actresses from the "Intimate" Theater, a Jewish troupe under the direction of L. Likhterman located at Adler Street. 1922.
#min-os_24:At a parade celebrating the tenth anniversary of the October revolution: Jewish members of the "Pioneer" Communist youth organization pose with banners and drums on a street lined with shops.

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I need to get an estimate of the timeline of this photo and find out if they are my Rakoff or Mendelson ancestors

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Any help is appreciated. If they are the Rakoff's they would have to be Morris & Bella. If they are the Mendelsons they would have to be Max & Becka


Sarah Greenberg sacredsisters3@aol.com

#min-os_27: Roundup of Jews; Minsk, 1941
#min-os_28: Mikhail Ekeltchik, a member of the Minsk ghetto underground.
#min-os_29: Jewish residents of Minsk are rounded up to be forced into the
ghetto
#min-os_30: Pictured are Israel and Julia Matz with their sons Boris and Shaul
(at the right), and Lowa and Chaja Lurie with their two children (at
the left). Israel Matz was born January 10, 1915 in Vilna. In 1939 he
and his wife, Julia Kagan, fled to Minsk, where after the German
invasion of the USSR they were forced into the newly established Minsk
ghetto. In 1943 they were sent to work at the Telefunken factory in
Minsk. In 1944 Israel and Julia escaped to a nearby forest, where they
remained until the liberation. The Matz' remained in the Soviet Union
until 1960, when they emigrated to Israel.
#min-os_31: Tsila Botvinnik, a Jewish partisan active in the Minsk ghetto
underground against the Germans. Minsk, Soviet Union, between 1941 and
1944.
#min-os_32: German soldiers parade three young people through Minsk before
their execution. The placard reads: "We are partisans who shot at
Germans soldiers." Minsk, Soviet Union, October 26, 1941.
#min-os_33: Affixed to the barbed-wire fence surrounding the Minsk ghetto is a
sign stating, "Warning. Anyone climbing the fence will be shot!"
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A German soldier placing a noose around the neck of the Jewish partisan Masha Bruskina in Minsk.

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Jakob Grinsztejn, a partisan from Minsk

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Shalom Zorkin, who escaped from the Minsk ghetto and became a partisan commander in Belorussia

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Minsk days after the retreat of the German army in the summer of 1944.

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Jewish resistance fighter: Masha Bruskin and her 2 comrades are taken by the Nazis to be hanged in Minsk.

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Zvi Shepetinski - Shafat, a Jewish partisan in Belorussia and soldier in the Soviet Red Army.

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Three partisans taken by the Nazis to be hanged in Minsk. in the middle Masha Bruskin ( Jewish)

Belkind, Minsk
Minsk

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The Bellkind family in Mogoliv (Minsk area Belarus) in 1882 1. The
head of the family Meir Belkind (born in Minsk in 1836) 2. His wife
Shifra 3. daughters; Dr. Olga Chankin 4. Dr. Sonia Chankin 5. Fanny
Feinberg Sons; 6. Israel Belkind 7. Shimshon Belkind.

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