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am looking for anyone who might have information on Abraham Shlomo Shub,
The Magid of Pinsk. He must have been born early to mid 1800's.

Michael Goldstein
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Over the past three weeks, I have laboriously worked on databasing more
than 12,000 burials within all of the thirty-eight Minsker society burial
plots that are located in New York and New Jersey. These are all of them.
There is now a unique surnames list for the combined Minsk plots on my
website within the Cemetery Project. You can access this list directly at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cp-minsk.htm. Any requests sent to me for
more information on burials of a name found on my list (i.e. a gravestone
photo) should be sent to me with the words "Minsk Lookup" in the Subject
field. Include your e-mail address with your request. I can only supply
you with a specific surname, given name, cemetery name, and most
importantly, gravestone photograph. Be patient for a response, as I expect
many requests.

I had chosen to work on the Minsker society burials because I realized
that there are at least a couple of thousand Minsker researchers out there
that could find this information useful.

Just some reminders. Realize, of course, that not everyone buried in a
Minsker plot came from there. Also, many who are buried in a Minsker plot
might have lived at one time in the towns surrounding Minsk, and not
necessarily in Minsk itself. Some of the societies who own these plots
were established as early as 1880.

I have also started to work on Pinsk and Grodno unique surnames lists.
These lists should also be on my website within the week, albeit
incomplete. Please wait til these two lists are posted before making
requests for Pinsk or Grodno burials.

I hope that these lists will be useful to many of you who are researching
your family members who once lived in Belarus. This was a monumental
undertaking for me, but I feel my efforts will be quite worthwhile. I now
have listings for nearly 100,000 burials in the New York-New Jersey metro
area!

Best,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
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I recently found an old brief family history. Here is the translation
from the original Yiddish:

Pinchas SCHREIBMAN, a sofer lived in 1770 in Lubishev Russia-Poland, in
Minsk Gubernia.
Pinchas had 3 sons : Yehuda Leib, Zavel and Avraham Ber Singer.
Zavel's grandchildren are in Philadelphia under the names SCHREIBMAN and
FISHMAN.
Avraham Ber's grandchildren live in New York under the name SINGER.
Yehuda Leib had 3 sons and 1 daughter: Avraham Michel, Moshe Schmuel,
Yeshayahu Lubashevsky and Sara Mindel.
Yehuda Leib was born in 17788 and died in 1883. Avraham Michel's son,
Yitchak Isaac, left to London in 1885 or 1890.
Yeshayahu Lubashevsky had children and grandchildren under the name
LUBASHEVSKY in New York and Pinsk.
Moshe Schmuel was born in 1836 and died in 1881.
Does this fit anyone's family history?
Andrew Meyers
Queens, NY
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It has just come to my attention that David Arthur CROLL, a well respected
Jewish policitican in Windsor and Toronto Canada is related to my extended
BEGUN - KROLL family from the Pinsk, Minsk, Krugloye, Teterin and Mogilev
areas of Belarus. David Croll's father was Hillel Cross and he had a
brother Cecil Croll, a lawyer, all from Toronto area.

I would like to make contact with anyone who knows about this family and/or
descendents. My goal is to find Hillel's parent's names to be able to link
them conclusively to my large Kroll family who emigrated to Brooklyn and the
Bronx.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Diane Jacobs
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I am searching for the Meltzer family from Minsk or Pinsk. My grandfather's
name was Abraham Meltzer, born in 1875. He came to the United States with
his wife Sarah, and 3 children: Beila, David and Phillip. The family says
they came about 1902, however, I can't find them on any ship's lists. They
also had another son,Adolf, born in 1910. Abraham's brother Joseph, born in
1868 also came about 1902. Any help would be appreciated.

Susan Meltzer Gonzalez
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I have only recently discovered that my great-grandparents came from
Pinsk. They were known in America as FIALCO, FIALCOW and FIALKOW.

My great-grandfather's name was Yehoshua Mordechai son of Yisrael,
HaCohain FIALKOV, born around 1862. I have a marriage contract he
made with Yaakov son of Yisrael, HaCohain FIALKOV to marry his
daughter Chasha, born around 1871. It appears that my great-
grandparents were cousins. Yehoshua Mordechai had a brother whose
name in America was Benjamin. Yehoshua Mordechai became Marcus
FIALCO in America and his brother became Benjamin FIALKOW and sometime
between 1910 and 1920 became Ben FALK. Marcus and Ben lived in
Cincinnati, Ohio.

I have been doing research in Latvia for another family branch for a
while, but I am completely new to research in Belarus. Any
information, data or advice you could pass along would be deeply
appreciated.

Bruce Dumes
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I'm searching for lost members of the Pollack family. Abraham Pollack
may have been born in Volkovitz or Pinsk, Poland. The family story
states that he went to Palestine to work the land sometime in the late
1880's. He was later diagnosed with malaria and was sent to England for
treatment. He met his wife, Sarah, in England where they married. They
had three children, Jacob (Jack), Israel (Walter), and Jean (Jennie). I
believe they lived in Hull, England for a while as evidenced by the
family pictures I have from a photography studio in Hull.

Abraham may have had a sister that stayed behind in England. I've been
told that there was an editor for a London newspaper in the 1970's with
the surname Pollack that was also a family member.

Abraham, Sarah and their children emigrated to the US in 1916 and
settled in the Bronx. I would appreciate if anyone with information on
this Pollack family contact me privately by email.

Thanks.

Monroe Ginsburg
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have now put online photographs of the Pinsk
Holocaust memorial that stands proudly at the Beth
Abraham Cemetery in New Jersey. There are also
photographs of the names that are inscribed on the
memorial that you can look at. I am hoping that
someone will transcribe these Hebrew names into
English for me so that I may list them for folks who
visit the page and do not read Hebrew. The photos with
the names are in thumbnail form, so just left-click on
them to see the regular-sized images. There is also a
webpage that displays the memorial for Baranavichy in
Belarus. There will be a page for a Shereshevo
memorial soon.
On my site I also have a unique surnames list from two
of the fourteen extant Pinsk society plots in New York
and New Jersey. This list will only tell you if
someone with a particular surname is buried in these
two Pinsk plots. If you need more info about anyone on
the surname list, please let me know.
The URL to my site is listed under my name below. All
that I have mentioned above can be accessed via my
museum's Site Map page and its Cemetery Project main
page.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
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My husband's grandmother was Anna PIKMAN/PICKMAH who was one of 10 children
born to ZelikMy husband's grandmother was Anna Pikman/Pickman who was one of 10
children born to Zelik PIKMAN and his wife Goldie. Anna was from a small
town which no longer exists - it was Pohost/Pogost and was near Pinsk. Zelik
was a teacher and among his students were the SHMIDMANS (who were related to
Anna somehow).

Anna was born in 1895 and came to New York in 1911 to live with her aunt and
uncle (the "KARTELLS"). She had a brother & sister who had already moved to
New York, but I don't know their given names. The sister married a man named
WEISS and they had a son Lou in 1918. The sister then died during the flu
epidemic in 1919 and the baby went to live with Anna who was by then
married and
living in Brooklyn (1920 census).

We're told that Anna had two brothers who disappeared during World War I.

Has anyone heard of a teacher named Zelik PIKMAN? Or related to this family?
And who are the SHMIDMANS? My husband's uncle mentioned them, but don't
know anything about them.

I have checked the website - JGFF and the Belarus database but the only thing
I have found is Zelik PIKMAN on the 1906 voting list in Pinsk - I believe it
was the same Zelik, but no way to know for sure at this point.

LaVerne Markart
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To all who have volunteered to help with the Pinsk Ghetto List, and to
those of you in the Belarus SIG who are interested in our progress...

After some recent correspondence and phone conversations with Michael
Haley Goldman at the Holocaust Museum, I received today in the mail a
package containing photocopies of the Pinsk Ghetto List. We are ready
to begin. If you have volunteered to help with the list and haven't
sent me your "land mail" (as opposed to email) address, please do so
now. If you can't remember if you sent it to me, go ahead and resend.
I will be speaking to Mr. Goldman, hopefully this week before Shabbat,
in order to get any last minute instructions, and will then begin
mailing out the lists to the volunteers to begin the encoding.

Mr. Goldman had previously sent me a sample page from the list, which I
attach here.

Linda S. Birnbaum
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Talking with a second cousin I learned a little more about the family of
my grandfather Isaac PLOTNIK, from PINSK (now Belarus). So now is the
time to share this information with you, maybe someone out there has
any knowledge or a hint that can assist me.
Here goes: My grandfather had three brothers and a sister (Mordechai
Michael, David, Baruch Mendel and Slava/Sylvia respectively) My request
for help regards two of his brothers.

David PLOTNIK, was a carpenter. He moved from Pinsk to Vilna. He had two
sons, Ephraim (that emmigrated to the US and was the only to survive the
Holocaust) and Menashe.

Baruch Mendel PLOTNIK, owned a candy store in Pinsk. He was married but
we do not know for sure the name of his wife, nor if they had any
children. He (and probably his family too) perished in the Holocaust.

Many thanks in advance to everyone for any comment.

Mario Schejtman

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After finally discovering the names of my maternal Grandparents, from
Svarycewicze,[near Pinsk], Belarus. I have been unable to go back any
further. My Mother said that her Grandfather was a Rabbi, but not which
Grandfather ! Her parents' names were : Shaindle MODACK and Isaac DRYZUN.My
question to the group is : Does anyone know of a book , or list of Rabbis
in Belarus, covering the time-period
1850-1920 ?

Evelyn Doberstein

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From Pinsk: About Weizmann, Shertock, Golda, Moshe Kol, Gvati, Meshel, the Torah
Tmimah, George Weiss .....etc........ I heard

Azaniah (Eisenstadt), Baruch (1905- ) -- Mapai; Kibbutz Meuhad. Born in Pinsk, Russia. Immigrated from Germany 1933. Member of Kibbutz Givat Chaim; active in the kibbutz movement. Member of the Knesset 1951-69; Chairman of Knesset (Rules and Regulations; House) Committee.
Members of the House Committee in the 3rd Knesset: In the center, the chairman of the committee, Baruch Azaniah, June 1959
El kibutz: tres ideas

by David Ben-Gurion, Hanan Sever, Baruch Azaniah

Dear Friend,

I was born in Pinsk in 1926. My name is Caplan (Kaplan) Avraham (Meyer). I was sent to Russia in 1939 and after the war I was living in Russia. I immigrated to Canada in 1980 and I reside in Canada at present. I was told that all my family was killed by Nazis. Some of my other relatives probably survived.
Is there any database that provides information on families from Pinsk; live, killed or dead?

Can you please direct me to this information source.


With kind regards,

Myer Kaplan

Shalom,
You asked about looking for relatives from Pinsk.
Sadly there are 242 reports in Yad Vashem of Kaplans from Pinsk ( some of them for the same persons since the reports are by relatives, from the Yizkor book for Pinsk and from the Soviet list of those Persecuted
A few samples:
Kaplan Jcchak

Jcchak Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1884 to Moshe. He was married to Yenta nee Rubakha. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Ghetto. Jcchak perished in Pinsk, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jan-1956 by his nephew Leon Volinitz of Tel Aviv
Caplan David

David Caplan was born in Pinsk in 1921 to Yaakov and Etel. He was a carpenter and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Poland. David perished in 1942 in Pinsk, Camp. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 28-Aug-1956 by his relative Boxer Yehudit of Israel
Kaplan Szyju

Szyju Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1904 to Eliahu and Khana. He was a ???? ???? ????? ???????? and married to Nekhama. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Poland. Szyju perished in 1943 in Pinsk, Camp. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 23-Aug-1956 by his sister bigon Rachel

Judes Kolodny nee Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1885 to Sara. She was a housewife and married to Mordekhai. Prior to WWII she lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war she was in Pinsk, Poland. Judes perished in Pinsk, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 23-Jan-1956 by her son

Kaplan Mejer

Mejer Kaplan was born in Pinsk. He was married to Ita nee Muzikant. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Poland. Mejer perished in Pinsk, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 09-Sep-1956 by his cousin Vorshinsky Sarah of Tel Aviv

Kaplan Cheskel

Cheskel Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1929 to Meir and Ida nee Muzikant. He was a pupil and a child. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Poland. Cheskel perished in Pinsk, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his sister malka Grosmark
Kaplan Smeel

Smeel Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1897. He was a factory director and married to Neshka. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Poland. Smeel perished in Pinsk, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his niece Malka Grosmark of Herzelia
Kaplan Eli

Eli Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1926 to Meir and Ida nee Muzikant. He was a pupil and a child. Prior to WWII he lived in Pinsk, Poland. During the war he was in Pinsk, Poland. Eli perished in Pinsk, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his sister Malka Grosmark
Kaplan Izsak

Izsak Kaplan was born in Pinsk in 1894 to Eliezer and Guta. He was a pharmacist. During the war he was in Beregszasz, Czechoslovakia. Izsak perished in 1941 in Kaminic Podoly, Ukraine (USSR). This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 09-May-1955 by his sister-in-law. More Details...

Results of search for victims whose family name (including synonyms) is 'Kaplan' , and whose location (including synonyms) is 'Pinsk' :
Displaying 1 - 15 of 242

The list with no details:
Place of Residence (or Place of Birth)
Name Town District Region Country Birth Date Source
Ajzenberg Sara nee Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1896 Page of Testimony
Caplan Etel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1904 Page of Testimony
Caplan David PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1921 Page of Testimony
Caplan Gherson PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1922 Page of Testimony
Caplan Jacov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1901 Page of Testimony
Kolodny Judes nee Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1885 Page of Testimony
Lemkovitz PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Nachtiegal Janta nee Kaplan MALNIC POLAND Page of Testimony
Mirski Malka nee Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1880 Page of Testimony
Funt Naomi KAMIEN KOSHIRSK KAMIEN KOSZYRSKI POLESIE POLAND 1885 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Moshe PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1905 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Eliezer PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1901 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Nekhama PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1935 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Yaakov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1937 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Yisrael PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1902 Page of Testimony

Kaplan Khana LENIN LUNINIEC POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Jchiel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Elijahu PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Chana PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1910 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Leizer PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1901 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Eliahu PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Chawa PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan A PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Ch PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Israel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1895 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Fibel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Leja PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1892 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Batia PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Szyju PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1904 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Nechama PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1904

Page of Testimony


Kaplan Nishka PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1894 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Szarke PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1893 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Izsak PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1894 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Zalman PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1905 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Chlawneh MOTELE DROHICZYN POLESKI POLESIE POLAND 1900 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Dwora LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1910 Page of Testimony
Kaplan M PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Abraham PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Mosze PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1922 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Chaim PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Rachel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1893 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Zalman PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1886 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Moshe LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1909 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Dvayre LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1911 Page of Testimony
Kaplan LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1938 Page of Testimony
Kaplan LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1936 Page of Testimony
Kaplan David LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1934 Page of Testimony
Kaplan LAHISZYN PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Meir PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1900 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Smeel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1897 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Boruch PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Chuna PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Ida PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1899 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Cheskel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1929 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Eli PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1926 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Gedalia LENIN LUNINIEC POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Shalom PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1877 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Lea PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1880 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Barukh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Ester PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1937 Page of Testimony
Name Town District Region Country Birth Date Source
Kaplan Lea POLESIE POLAND 1909 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Ihel BIALYSTOK BIALYSTOK BIALYSTOK POLAND 1918 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Ita PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1902 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Boris PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1906 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Sara PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1894 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Sara PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1863 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Pola PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1891 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Lusia PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Yosif PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND Page of Testimony
Kaplan Rachel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1896 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Shalom PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1870 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Sara PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1865 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Heschel WILNA WILNO WILNO POLAND 1889 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Shmuel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1892 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Iechiel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Zalman PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1886 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Chaia ANTOPOL KOBRYN POLESIE POLAND 1900 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Lea PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND 1880 Page of Testimony
Kaplan Meier PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Ita PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Eliahu PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yekhezkel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Shmuel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Sheina PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Braindel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yitzkhak PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yenta PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Batia PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Masha PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Eliahu PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yaakov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Aharon PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Meier PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Zelman PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Rachel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Masha PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yisrael PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Sara PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Nekhama PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Shmuel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yekhezkel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Bela PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Tzvi PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Sara PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Gershon PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Dvora PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Khaim PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Nekhemia PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Hinda PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Avraham PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Chana PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yaakov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan David PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Sara PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yosef PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Yaakov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Name Town District Region Country Birth Date Source
Kaplan Zelman PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of victims from Yizkor books
Kaplan Kh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan B PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Kh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Rasla PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Nishka PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Sora PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Lyubov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Yenta PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan R PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan R PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Kh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan R PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan M PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Kh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Kh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Kh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Srol PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Minya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Elya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Shmuyel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Meer PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Yakov PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Vora PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Abram PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Khaim PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Rivka PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Mordikh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Metey PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Sheyna PINSK PINSK POL
Kaplan Borukh PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Khaya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Elya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Khatzkel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Basya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Meer PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Menakhim PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Avigdor PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan B PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Khinka PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Baslya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Elya PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Fayvel PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Abram PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
Kaplan Basha PINSK PINSK POLESIE POLAND List of Persecuted
ESIE POLAND 1921

List of Persecuted

(Caplan).

1. KANTOR and Reb Chaim of Volozhin

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Subject: KANTOR and Reb Chaim of Volozhin
From: yoni and rivka benari <yrcdi@netvision.net.il>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:34:49 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

There exist a persistent family tradition that we are somehow
descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin or his extended family. My
gggrandfather, Shlomo KANTOR of Pinsk was married to a Sarah Hinde
daughter of Yosef (Chazan of Pinsk). According to our tradition,
either Sarah Hinde or mother was orphaned at a young age and Reb.
Itzaleh, Reb. Chaim's son was her unterfirer (accompanyment) to her
chupa a position usually carried out by the parents of the bride.

I read that Reb. Itzaleh's daughter and Son-in-law R' Shmuel LANDAU
both died at a young age leaving a small orphaned daughter. I've
tried to follow this thread but after some research think that its
not my line as similiar as the story sounds.

If the above details regarding Sarah Hinde and Yosef sound familiar
to anybody I'd be happy to hear. I heard several years ago that a
group of Reb. Chaim's descendants are researching R' Chaim's family.
I am not referring to a two vol. book put out by a Jerusalem Rabbi
(his name slips my mind now) some 8-10 years ago but something more
recent. Has anyone heard of this project?

Thank you
Yoni Ben-Ari

18 Heshvan is the date of the onset of the final destruction of the Pinsk
Jewish community. In Israel we will commemorate this event at our annual
assembly and annual meeting on November 16th, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.
This ( 2008) year's theme is Hassidut in Karlin and Pinsk. The informal get-together
in the cinematheque lobby will begin at 15:30; the formal gathering begins
promptly at 17:00.
Ellen Stepak
estepak@zahav.net.il
Adam Rose (adam.rose@blplaw.com) on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 14:27:33
Message: I am trying to find out if anyone has any information about children
in the Jewish Orphanage in Pinsk in 1924. My grandmother was there, aged about
4. She came to London by boat that year. Her first names were, we believe,
Sora Basha, but we have no record of a surname/family name. We believe that she
traveled to London under another child's papers. If anyone were to have a
list of children, with names and birth dates, at the orphanage in 1924, that
would be perfect. Next best would be any clue as to where to find such a list.
Many thanks, Adam
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Maureen Piasecki (cimabello@gmail) on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 22:26:22
Message: Thank you - I am researching my Irish Immigrants 1949 story and
happened on yours - so alike we are, so unique we are.

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Mara Turecaite (sendasmile23@yahoo.com) on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 21:28:49
Message: On photo 63 is pictured my uncle Simon Bloch, sitting is Yakov Ratner
(a father of schoolmate). I thing his daughter Khaya is living currently in
Canada.
Mara

Does anyone know of a Sarah Hinde (maiden name unknown) who may have
been a descendant of R' Chaim of Volozhin or one of his siblings.. She
was about 30 years old during the 3rd quarter of the 19th cent. so she
would have been a granddaughter or greatgranddaughter. According to
family lore, she was orphaned at a young age, before her marriage

Sarah Hinde was the daughter of Yosef SHAT"Z of Pinsk. I am not sure
if SHAT"Z was also his family name as professionally he was a chazan
(cantor) in Pinsk. She was married to R' Shlomo KANTOR, who may have
been a Rosh Yeshiva or a Rabbi in a Yeshiva in Pinsk. His father was a
R' Eliezer of Slonim. She seems to have grown up (being an orphan?) in
the house of a Rabbi Mordechai of Razinoi (I am not sure which of the
two similar town names this is) and a Rabbi Mordechai of Karlin was a
relative of hers.

Presumably these two Mordechais are the same and he, what ever his
family name, may have served in both cities. One possibility is that
this Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in both cities
but I haven't been able to confirm that this Mordechai is him and if
we are related to the ZACKHEIM family. I have been in touch with
George ZACKHEIM, of Chicago who edited the "Scattered Seeds" ( I've
seen the book) but have not been able to make any connection to that
family.

Two possibilities which I thought of are: Yosef , the lesser known son
of Reb' Chaim, who married someone from Shershev. I am not aware of
his having lived in Pinsk and/or Karlin. Second, because of the
orphaning, a connection with R' Itzaleh (Reb' Chaim's son)"s daughter
who married R' Shmuel LANDAU both having died at a relatively young
age. Except for one daughter of this LANDAU couple (who married a well
known Rabbi (scion of the Bem-Sason family in Israel) no other
children are mentioned in published sources, but this of course
doesn't prove that they didn't have other children.

Some of the above information is based on a diary of a greatuncle of
mine, Reb Chaim Dov (ben Shlomo) KANTOR of Zichron Yacov (in Israel)
who was the Mashgiach of the Yekev (winery) in Zichron and was a well
known figure during the late 19th beg.20th cent. in Eretz Yisrael
(Palestine). He was also the father-in-law of Nachum WEISFISH (who
was murdered by arabs in the 1920s) also a well known family name of
that period.

To anyone who is well acquainted with the Volozhin family tree, and
not just R' Chaim's direct descendants, if any of the above sounds
familiar I'd be happy to hear from you. I've perused most of the
published family tree of R' Chaim and haven't found mention of any
familiar names from my family.

Shabbat shalom and Chag Shavuot Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

Pinsk, Warsaw

Pinsk, Warsaw

Pinsk, Warsaw

Looking for information re: my maternal family.

My mother was Esta SALTZMAN, (actress in Yiddish film & theater as
Esta SALZMAN).

My grandfather (her dad), Jacob, & his siblings Morris, Esther, Eli,
Michael, Benjamin/Beryl, Max, Charles & Sarah were born in Pinsk circa
1876-1899; their parents were Rubin Saltzman & Pearl/Perl
Vernick/Wornik.

Thank you,

Jamie Lubin

My maternal grandmother, Zelda/Selde KRIKUN was born in Pinsk c. 1882. Her parents were Yitzhak/Isaac Yudel KRIKUN & Laby/Libby ZIPORSHAIN. Yitzhak's brother, Morris, was also born in Pinsk. Yitzhak's sister was Doba.

Zelda's sisters were Henya Ruchel (Anna Rachel) KRIKUN, b. c. 1883, Elke Brocha KRIKUN & Sura Rivka KRIKUN.

Sura married Grigori (Gimpel) David SHTEIMAN who was born c. 1882 in Pinsk.

Doba married Moshe I. FELDMAN & their daughter Minnie S. FELDMAN was
born in Pinsk c. 1887.
Minnie married Isidore S. STEINMAN, son of M. STEINMAN and Malke GOTTLIEB. Isidore was born Feb 27, 1886 in Pinsk

Morris married Eva UNKNOWN & their son, David KRIKUN, was born in Pinsk.
David married Rochla Karalinsky. Rochla was born c. 1874 in Pinsk. Their children included Chana (b. c. 1904), Pene, Simon & Silka. Rochla & Chana are listed in the Pinsk Ghetto database, died Oct. 1942.

Any information re any of the above SURNAMES would be appreciated. I have further info from some descendants.

Thank you,

Jamie Lubin
Cedar Knolls, NJ

From: Alex Doini <deportesjs@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Hi,
I wonder if you can help me, my mothers family came from Janow and
most of them perished during the Holocaust, her family name was
Weingarten ( I have also seen it Wejngorten) and I wonder if there are
still someone in the association of survivors of Janow that remember
them and also could let me know more details about them.
Best regards
Alex

THREE PINSK ORPHANAGES

David Sandler, an ex South African who now lives in Perth, Western
Australia, has completed two volumes on Arcadia, the Jewish Orphanage
in Johannesburg - ARC 100 YEARS OF MEMORIES. ARCADIA - SOUTH AFRICAN
JEWISH ORPHANAGE 1906 - 2006. He then proceeded to complete a third
volume THE OCHBERG ORPHANS AND THE HORRORS FROM WHENCE THEY CAME which
describes the rescue of 181 Jewish orphans from the Pale of Settlement
in 1921 by Ochberg. He brought the orphans to South Africa where they
were housed in the care of Jewish orphanages in South Africa.

He is now in the process of trying to find anyone who may have had
ancestors from orphanages in Pinsk who would have been aged between
two and 14 in 1921 with names the same or similar to those listed
below.

THREE PINSK ORPHANAGES - 1921 - 1939
In 1917 a man by the name of Alter Bobrow, together with his friends
from a Zionist Socialist Group, helped establish three Pinsk
orphanages in the devastated city. They were supported by the North
American Joint Distribution Committee. Pinsk, a border town during the
Great War (1914-1918) was devastated in the battles between advancing
and retreating German and Russian soldiers.

In 1921 Isaac Ochberg the representative of the South African Jewish
Community selected 30 children from the three orphanages in Pinsk and
took these to South Africa via Danzig and London. Alter Bobrow was
asked to help Isaac Ochberg and he accompanied the children to South
Africa and helped looked after them.

When Alter Bobrow left Pinsk he was given two exercise books with 135
letters from his pupils and his colleagues. He also had photos of the
three orphanages with the names of the children and colleagues written
on the back of two of the photos.

Below are the names on the back of the two photos and the names of the
children and colleagues who wrote the letters. The numbers following
the names are references to letters written in Hebrew or Yiddish. If
anyone would like to volunteer to translate the letters from Yiddish
to English, please contact David Sandler - see contact details below.

While I understand that most of the children listed below would have
perished in the Holocaust I am hoping to make contact with the
descendants of those who may have survived.

PINSK ORPHANAGE ONE - NAMES WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF PHOTO
Lev Debranshka, Trina Dan, Dvorah Dolinki, Leah Dorfman, Rafel
Dorfman, Moshe Dubovsky, Miriam Epstein 119, Fellta Feldman, Chava
Fridel, Mental Frozinski, Shindel Golshmit, Yitshak Gunzer, Chaya
Gute, Fridel Kagan, Dina Kaplan 84, ??? Kantsfleski, Ruzi Kimstein,
Miryam Knovits, Dvorah Lev, Peshe Lev 62, Mordechai Levin, Rania
Levin, Shmuel Lichtan, Chana Lichtinson, Chana Lichton, Chana Rivka
Litvin 58, Malka Litvin 81, Mindel Merzel, Bashe Rachel, Rashke Rubin,
Bashra Rubinshtein, Leah Rufershtein, Rachel Safanznik, Toybel
Safolznik, Gushagot Shabat, Natee Shulman 75, Bracha Trushkin, Sarah
Trushkin, Rosa Tshiz, Feigal Tzrel 69, ??? Yochbad, Elman Yosef and
Ginl Zavodinkov.

PINSK ORPHANAGE TWO - NAMES WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF PHOTO
Sheindol Aranov, Moshe Avizonshtein, Nachum Avizonshtein, Hillel
Bakaltovich, Chaim Bammel, Feigel Bammel, Asher Bantshik, Nramia
Basalitz, Fesh Bashevits, Benzalel Beliak, Label Belozavski, Rivka
Bokliar, Necham Borman, Baruch Bregman, Hershil Bregman, Kalman
Bergman, Shachar Bregman, Yakov Chomsky 7 & 105, Sarah Cosmonisim,
Feivish Dalinka, Chana Dingman, Masha Dllaron, Vair (Leah?) Dorfman
61, Motil Eizenberg, Galda Epshtein, Gdala Epshtein, Chashar
Fagelevits, Moshe Faladavonik, Yosef Feldman, Rubin Fikman, Yehudit
Fikman, Harshel Friedman, Izik Friedman, Itshak Abraham Fritman,
Yehuda Gelfond, Shmuel Chaim Gorbooz, Avigdor Gotlieb, Esther Grets,
Moshe Grets, Rachel Grooshka, Fina Haltsman, Yacob Helshtein, Leah
Izluk, Eliezer Kagan, Henia Kagan, Itshak Kantor, Shmuel Katsenelson,
Elke Katsenelson, Aharon Mosel Klempert, Abraham Knoosolnits, Bashke
Knoosolnits, Zlota Knorvats, Nechama Kole, Gishel Koodnats, Leibel
Kushner, Leibel Lamish, Chira Levin, Yacov Leviton 110, Fridol
Liberman, Tsat Liberman, Yosel Liberman, Golda Libshovsky, Luby
Lidvinsky, Hene Lubashavsky, Genia Luria, Gershon Luria, Moshe Lydrok,
Mirle Mailin, Chaya Menasha, Asher Mashal 112, Elke Melamed, Tova
Migdalovits, Chaim Sheme Pinsker, Otke Pinsker, Dov Portnoy, Nechama
Portnoy, Regina Rabinomit, Michael Relznesi, Chaya Rimski, Aharon
Ruchalnki, David Rubin, Malkia Rubin, Yente Rubin, Henia Shifon, Dov
Silberman, Daniel Tarantsa, Rivka Teitelbaum, Yacob Telman, Chana
Toranda, Chaim Torkin, Arye Tsifarshtein, Chava Tsnovats, Arye
Tsoofershtein, Itshak Tsoofershtein, Miriam Tsoofershtein, Seindil
Tsoofershtein, Toybel Tsoofershtein, Mendel Tsutski, Leah Vaks, Mile
Vegman, Zisl Vinik 10, Yehudit Werman 115, Chaya Yerlansky, Fruma
Yerlinkski, Malka Zilberman, Arye Zuberman and Sara Zuberman.

COLLEAGUES Shepshge Bragton, Breshge Gefy, Nechama Helper, Aharon
Kaperplinski, Rachel Koosk, Toybe Kosol, Libentor, Sarah Raskot, Tina
Rubin, Tina Zil and P. Kantor - Headmaster 106.

LETTERS FROM PUPILS AND COLLEAGUES GIVEN TO ALTER BOBROW WHEN HE LEFT
IN PINSK WITH THE OCHBERG ORPHANS IN 1921
R Appelman 139, Tzaba Asselman 5, Peshe Bassevitz 88 & 107, Berle
Butenski 77, Feigle Calb 8, Tzeitle Cletzev 76, Lana Cohen 28, Rachel
Cohen 24, Shara Cohen 34, Gittel Davidovsky 55, Lezate Davidovsky
53, Shashke Davidovsky 52, Liba Denenberg 35, Shifra Eiberman 32,
Tzachzekit Eidel 12, Esther Eisenberg 37, Rachel Eizenberg 42, Zeev
Ben Meir Eizenberg 2, Itzhak Federman 4, Yehudit Fedeman 43, Chaya
Feldman 20, D Ferman 135, Malka Fiska 14, Masil Gorshtein 16, Gishe
Gutshabes 57, Miriam Kalton 33, Yache Kantzepleskis 83, Tvi Katzelson
41, Chaya Freidle Klempert 72, Bantze Klepatz 78, Shoshana Kuraz 27,
Zeev Kushner 19, Chaya Lemoosh 29, Devushka Lev 121, Rony Levine 117,
Shalom Levine 118, Chaim Lieberman 6, Tzarne Lieberman 87, Golde
Livshovsky 114, Reva Lutzki 38, Nechama Lutzkit 26, Bashe Rachel
Lubertan 63, Gitle Mann 86, David Marutetky 18, Rachel Pakatz 23,
Bashe Patzekin 80, Chana Peikov 25, Zipora Platnik 15, Gittel Poratz
3, G Poraz 141, Lea Rappaport 40, M Retzvi 109, Chanan Sapasznikov
149, Chazke Segalovitz 113, Ethel Shelkman 22, Chana Sherman 17,
Rachel Shertok 31, Hende Shifman 108, Natee Shulman 75, Tvi Shvetz 9,
Malka Shvetz 30, Yosef Sopalnik 82, Tzirel Sopatznick 68, Bracha
Tiroshek 59, Berle Triguch 79, Yaakov Turkenitz 73, Shena Tzelizika
39, Chaya Tzevin 64, Faigl Tzrel 69, Dasha Yosselman 147, B Zilberman
116 and Chaya Zilberman 111.

If you have an ancestor from Pinsk who would have been aged between 2
and 14 in 1921 (born say 1907 to 1919) with a name the same as or
similar to one of those listed above please make contact
with David Solly Sandler on sedsand@iinet.net.au. He plans to compile
a book on these three orphanages which will include all the letters
with translations, the family histories of any survivors he can make
contact with and any further information he can gather.

From: Ellen Stepak <estepak@zahav.net.il>
Date: Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 1:23 AM
Subject: [belarus] 70 years since the destruction of the Pinsk ghetto
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Shalom,
The Association of Pinsk-Karlin, Yanov and the Vicinity in Israel is once
again organizing a trip to Minsk and Pinsk and the region, including
Ivanova/Yanov, Motole, Brest, Stolin and David Gorodok. The trip this year
commemorates 70 years since the destruction of the Pinsk ghetto, with about
18,000 people. Previously approximately 11,000 perished.
Dates in Belarus are from the evening of July 10th through the night of the
17th. Places are limited. For more information, please contact me,
Ellen Stepak
Ramat Gan, Israel
estepak@zahav.net.il

From: IStanlyRose@aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 19:41:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: THE JEWISH ORPHANAGE IN PINSK - POLAND - 1920 - 1924
To: egl.comments@gmail.com

Can anyone help me solve an almost impossible problem?
My mother was born in Pinsk, as far as she knew, on 15th January 1920.
She believed she might have had an older brother and older sister. When she
was between one and two years old, for reasons she never found out, she was
put into the Jewish Orphanage in Pinsk. Possibly her mother died giving
birth to her or to the next child.

She came to England with a group of children from the Orphanage in 1924,
travelling on a ship with around 20 children of different ages.

Her adopted Jewish parents had also come from Poland, in 1910. Their
names were Hanshel (Angel) and Rebecca (Rifka) Schwaitzer. They were
wonderful to her, but forbade her to find out anything about her real
family, and
also destroyed what little documentation she had.

She knew her name was Sorah Basha, and she was called Bashela, and then
Betty. Until she was in her late seventies, she believed her real family
name to be Breckman or Bregman. However, she found out that she had actually
travelled to England on a document belonging to a girl called Sadie Bregman
or Breckman, as Sadie had contracted measles or mumps before travelling
and was therefore unable to travel. The orphanage, not wishing to waste a
travel document had taken Sadie's photo off and replaced it with a photo of my
mother. It was just very strange that nobody noticed that my mother was
only four years old, while Sadie's document was for an eight year old.

We have been unable to find out what my mother's real family name was, and
therefore unable to find if any of her real family had survived either in
Poland, or through the holocaust or had even managed to escape to Europe or
the U.S.A.

The Pinsk Orphanage building is still standing, and there are possibly
Archives either in Minsk or Brest relating to children who were in the
Orphanage between 1920 and 1924, but so far I have been unable to
ascertain any
real information. It was also not helped by the fact that, due to the
Russian Revolution, there were no Census taken between 1917 and 1922.

If I could find any documentation showing that a female child, born on
15th January 1920 and given the first names of Sorah Basha, I might then find
what her real family surname was and could begin looking for further
information.

I know it is very difficult, but I would be so grateful if anyone is still
alive who was in the Orphanage at the same time as my mother, and even
came on the same ship in 1924 to England.

MARILYNE ROSE
IStanlyRose@aol.com

forster ruth <ruthfor@012.net.il>

hello,

how can I get in touch with pepole who were looking afrwe the
Kirschbaum familiy from Krakow?

this familiy is connected with my father's familiy.

thanks,

ruth forster

I have found a U.S. Naturalization Records for my Great Great Great
Grand Mother which says her husband came from Pinsk, Russia. She was
born in 1874 they were married in 1896 in Kovno. I would like to find
more about my G G G Grand father (since my father just passed away and
he was named for him). His name in the USA was Louis his Hebrew name
is Zalman Leib ben Moshe last name SCHEWACH.He was married to Minnie.
His father was Kiva. What would be the best way to start looking for
information on him . In the USA I have found some info on him, he came
to the USA in 1903. If you have info on this name or can help point me
in the right direction to go please be in touch.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
I have found a U.S. Naturalization Records for my Great Great Great
Grand Mother which says her husband came from Pinsk, Russia. She was
born in 1874 they were married in 1896 in Kovno. I would like to find
more about my G G G Grand father (since my father just passed away and
he was named for him). His name in the USA was Louis his Hebrew name
is Zalman Leib ben Moshe last name SCHEWACH.He was married to Minnie.
His father was Kiva. What would be the best way to start looking for
information on him . In the USA I have found some info on him, he came
to the USA in 1903. If you have info on this name or can help point me
in the right direction to go please be in touch.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer

Pinsk, Eli Zborowski

September 18th, 2011
Eli Zborowski, a survivor of the Holocaust who made it his mission to ensure that it would never be forgotten, founded an American organization to support Israel’s official Holocaust memorial and raised more than $100 million for it, died on Monday in Queens. He was 86.
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George Berman
Eli Zborowski, a Holocaust survivor, founded the American Society for Yad Vashem.

The cause was cardiac arrest, said Rochel Berman, who, with her husband, George, published a biography of Mr. Zborowski last year.

Mr. Zborowski (pronounced zbor-AHV-skee) started the American and International Societies for Yad Vashem, the Israeli memorial, in 1953, a year after he arrived in the United States as a penniless Jewish immigrant from Poland with little knowledge of English. He was the founding and only chairman of what was — in fact, if not in name — a single organization. Under him, it grew to 50,000 members.

Mr. Zborowski served on the board of the memorial and helped come up with the idea, which it adopted, of remembering communities, not just individuals, lost in the Holocaust.

He also founded the American Federation of Jewish Fighters, Camp Inmates and Nazi Victims, and was one of six survivors — and the only American — to greet Pope John Paul II during his visit to Yad Vashem in 2000.

Mr. Zborowski and his wife, Diana, established a chair in Holocaust studies at Yeshiva University in Manhattan in 1976, the first such professorship in the country. He started a newspaper on Holocaust issues, Martyrdom and Resistance, which has been published for 37 years.

Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan appointed him to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and Mayor Edward I. Koch named him to the New York Permanent Commission on the Holocaust. Among many campaigns, he fought for compensation for victims of Nazi medical experiments and the return of property seized from Jews during World War II.

He also started a program for younger members of the American Society for Yad Vashem, mainly descendants of survivors, to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.

Eliezer Zborowski was born in Zarki, Poland, on Sept. 20, 1925 (to Zisel and Moshe) . In 1939, at the war’s beginning, Nazis confined his family in a ghetto they created for Jews. Taking advantage of his fair complexion and forged papers identifying him as a gentile, Mr. Zborowski acted as a courier between the ghetto and other Poles opposed to the occupiers.

When the Nazis’ program to exterminate Jews and other minorities began in 1942, the ghettos were liquidated. Mr. Zborowski and his family were hidden by Christians in an attic and a chicken coop. His father was separated from the family and shot while trying to escape from a German work camp.

After the war, Mr. Zborowski helped smuggle Jews to British-ruled Palestine. In one instance, he encountered a train car containing 100 teenagers and took them to safety at a camp for displaced persons in Germany. At the camp, he set up a youth center to care for them, and it became a model for others set up at other camps. He then helped the youths immigrate to what was soon to be Israel.

Mr. Zborowski had planned to settle in Israel himself, but he had met and married Diana Wilf, whose asthma was aggravated by the Middle Eastern climate. They came to New York in 1952, and Mr. Zborowski imported camera parts from Germany, then began trading in currency. The currency business took him to Latin America, where he set up a company to distribute Sheaffer pens. He later expanded into other businesses, including commercial real estate in New York and the distribution of cellphones in Latin America.

In their biography, “A Life of Leadership: Eli Zborowski,” the Bermans said Mr. Zborowski had taken up the cause of Holocaust remembrance because he believed that few survivors wanted to talk about it and that few Americans wanted to hear about it. An early success in the mid-1950s was getting Jewish schools to require Holocaust studies. He became involved in Yad Vashem during visits to his sister in Israel.

Mr. Zborowski’s wife, Diana, died in 2004. He is survived by his second wife, the former Elizabeth Mundlak, who is also a Holocaust survivor; his daughter, Lilly Zborowski Naveh; his son, Murry; his brother, Marvin; his sister, Tzila Listenberg; and seven grandchildren. He lived in Forest Hills, Queens.

In 2000, when the pope visited Yad Vashem, some criticized him for declining to comment directly on the church’s silence about Hitler’s crimes during the war. But Mr. Zborowski complimented the pope, saying the visit was a momentous gesture.

Mr. Zborowski’s biographers said his magnanimity extended even to German soldiers who had been captured after the war and had nothing to eat or drink. He gave them water.

“I don’t know why I did it,” Mr. Zborowski said, “and to this day I do not regret it.”

From: Debbie Paneth <paneth@013.n,,>

Shalom,
I am very impressed with your site.
 
I maintain two facebooks pages for a non-profit organization in Pinsk, Yad Yisroel ( www.yadyisroel.com ).
 
I would like to know if I may take pictures from your site about life in Belarus. I will of course give you credit in the post.
 
Here are the links to our facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yad-Yisroel/223709231054757
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D7%99%D7%93-%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%9C/719376858082093
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
Pesach Kasher Vesameach.
Debbie Paneth

Is it possible there is family left in Pinsk?  Can you tell me how to research?
my father (now deceased) was Moisha Schwartz born in 1888 in Pinsk. Immigrated around 1904 age 16 to escape the Russian conscription for WW1.
Dad's fathers name : Harry
Mothers Name: Ida

Arlene Lewetzow
alewetzow@earthlin
Dear Arlene,

Thank you for writing. Your father could not have left Pinsk because of the First World war that did not start until 1914. C 1904 was the war of Russia with Japan which started in 1905.  Regarding the first names of the parents; Most likely it is Hirsh ( not Harry/ an English name) and Ita/ Itel. Most Jews who lived in Pinsk in 1941 were killed by the Nazis. The few who survived mostly left  Pinsk after the war. Search the Yad Vashem list of those Shwartz family members from Pinsk who perished. Check the names of the family members who gave the reports
Shwartz, Bashka Bashka 
1899 
Drohichin, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Sorc, Etil Etel 
 
Pinsk, Poland 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Svarc, Chaja Khaia 
1896 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Svarc, Michaeil Mikhael 
1910 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Svarc, Mila 
1912 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Svarc, Etul Etel 
1915 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Svarc, Zeev Zeiv 
1894 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Svarcs, Ester 
1918 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Szorc, Chawa Khava 
 
Pinsk, Poland 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Szorc, Ester 
 
Pinsk, Poland 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Szorc, Mirla Mirla 
 
Pinsk, Poland 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Syma Sima 
1912 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Yaakov 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony (PDF) 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Syma 
 
Pinsk, Poland 
Page of Testimony (PDF) 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Judif 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Szwarc, Iaska 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Chana 
 
Pinks, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Szwarc, Iaska 
 
Pinsk, Poland 
Page of Testimony (PDF) 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Iaska 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
Page of Testimony (PDF) 
Murdered 
Szwarc, Hersz 
1919 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Shvertz, Fishel 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, David 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Genya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Idel 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Ruvin 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Volf 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Iosif 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Zkhariya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Mikhel 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Litman 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Litman 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Etlya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Sheyna Khaya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Iosif 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Leya 
1923 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Khaya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Shvartz, Ester 
1899 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Shvartz, Khatzkel 
1915 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
 
Shvartz, Ber 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Volf 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Genya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, David 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Zkhariya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Ida 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Iosif 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Litman 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Mikhel 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Ruvin 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Sulamit 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
Shvartz, Sheyna Khaya 
 
Pinsk, Poland‎ 
List of persecuted p ... 
Murdered 
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Sure Debbie, Use any picture you wish! Please give credit  to the site. 
I would like to link your pages.
Eilat
From: Debbie Paneth <debbie.paneth@gmail.com>

Hi Eilat,

I was looking over your very informative site. My grandfather z"l came from Ivenetz and the wealth of information you have is amazing.
I maintain the facebook pages and website of Yad Yisroel, a non-profit organization in Pinsk. May I use pictures from your website for my facebook pages and website?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks,
Debbie Paneth
www.yadyisroel.com

Hello,

I'm looking at your site and I noticed a photo of my father with his mother (which I actually have an original print of) #pnsk-63 labelled Wajnstein family, Pinsk 1930. This is probably more like 1936 as he was born in 1932.  Can you tell me who submitted the photo?  He was sent to the U.S. in 1938 with relatives.  His family left behind all likely perished in 1941.  We are always in pursuit of family details.
Pinsk
Thanks for any help,

Janice Soled
Nashville, TN
USA