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Slonim
Slonim 53°05' 25°19' Belarus ( was in Poland 1920- 1939. Prior to
1915 part of the Russian empire) 108.0 miles WSW of Minsk
ShtetLinks: Slonim Compiled by Joanne Saltman
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Jewishgen page;
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Course for counselors of the Freiheit youth movement in Slonim.

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A May Day demonstration of the Freiheit youth movement members in Slonim.

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A May Day demonstration of the Freiheit youth movement members in Slonim.

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A meeting of members of the Po'alei Zion and Freiheit movements from the Slonim region.

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A sports demonstration by members of the athletics organization
"Kraft" (Yiddish: Strength) of the Freiheit youth movement in Slonim.

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Don Kaplan visits his family in Slonim in 1923

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After the fire in Slonim during the year 1923

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A street in Slonim in 1917.

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Jewish children from Slonim at a day camp organized by the TOZ
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Epstein Abba, Zakin Mordechai, Zakin Miriam members of a revolutionary cell in Slonim at the turn of the century

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Rabinowicz - Raban Yechezkel with friends in Slonim before the war

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A memorial to the Slonim Jews who perished in the Shoah.

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A view of the Szczara River in Slonim, in the early 20th century.

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A view of the town of Slonim.

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A view of the town of Slonim.

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A wooden engraving enclosing photographs of a synagogue that had stood in Slonim, Poland.

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Akiva Tankhilevich, a ritual scribe from Slonim.

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Partisans from the Slonim area

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Nurses on the staff of the Jewish hospital in Slonim.

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Pupils of a Jewish school for boys in Slonim.

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Studies in the Slonim yeshiva.

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The Great Synagogue in Slonim

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The "shtibl" of the Slonim Chasidim in Baranowice.

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Three Jewish women from Slonim in the early 20th century

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Pupils of a Jewish school for boys in Slonim

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Young members of the Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir youth movement in Slonim.

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Young members of the Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir youth movement in Slonim.

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Young members of the Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir youth movement in Slonim.

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21. The administration of ORT in Slonim.

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The employees on the staff of the Jewish public soup kitchen in
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Jews in Slonim performing the custom of "tashlich" on the banks of the Szczara River.

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Libe Frank, a Jewish woman from Slonim.

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Market day in the Slonim town square.

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Members of the "Magen David Adom" health organization in Slonim.

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Members of the steering committee of the Herzlia Zionist organization in Slonim.

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Jewish revolutionaries in Slonim in the early 20th century.

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Jewish street vendors in Slonim.

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Jewish women working as street vendors

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Jewish revolutionaries in Slonim in the early 20th century.

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Jewish revolutionaries in Slonim in the early 20th century

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Jakov Mal'ach, a teacher from Slonim.

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Jasza Szepetynski and his wife Lusia at the entrance gate to the ruins of the Jewish cemetery in Slonim.

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A stone monument in memory of the Jews of Slonim who perished in the Holocaust.

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The man in uniform is Mendl MEREMINSKY, who changed his name in
Slonim to HOFFMAN. He was a tailor in the army. This might have been
taken in the 1890s.

Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

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Yoshe Leib MEREMINSKY & his wife Sora Minna (Maiden Name
Unknown). I can only guess that the photos were taken in the first
years of the 20th century in Slonim.

Credit: Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

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Blumi (l) and Lebe (r) Bublacki, sunbathing in Slonim c1936 or 37. Both perished.

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Abram Bublacki (seated) in Slonim, c1936 or 37. What school uniform is he wearing? The man on the left may be Aranesh Minkovitch, brother of Eva (centre)

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Bublacki family on a bridge in Slonim c1936 or 37. The woman on the right is (I believe) Rifke Bublacki (nee Minkovitch) and sister to Eva. The man may be their father. All but Eva perished.

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Lebe and Blumi on a bridge in Slonim (where?) with their aunt Eva from Liverpool, England.

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Aunt Eva (l) and her sister Rifke Bublacki (nee Minkovitch) in a park in Slonim c 1936 or 37. Which park?

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Slonim, circa 1920. My grandfather; Leizer Radziwilowski, sitting on the far right, along with his brothers and sisters .One of them managed to get to Argentina, but died shortly after.

Pablo Tomaselli,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Slonim, circa 1920. My grandmother; Esthera Prypsztein, sitting far right, below along with her brothers and sisters. As far as I know, none of siblings managed to make it alive through ww2.
Pablo Tomaselli

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Picture from left; Moshe Milikowski, Chaim Milikowski (was Rosh Yeshivah of Amshinov, Jerusalem), Dov Milikowski, Akiva Milikowski, Eliyahu Milikowski, Dvora Ben Sasson ( wife of Prof. Chaim Hillel Ben Sasson), Rivka Milikovski. The picture was taken in Slonim c 1930. Moshe, Rivka and their 3 younger sons perished during the holocaust. Dvora gave the picture to Yad Vashem.

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Rabbi Mordechai Rosenblatt (1836 - Adar Tra"o , 1916 ), better known
as Rabbi Mordecai from Oshminy (today in Belarus) near Vilnius (today
Lithuania) where he served as a rabbi.

Read his story

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My ggggrandfather Aryeh Leib Leder.  I understand he was a scribe in Slonim.

From: Andrea Stewart <andreas@germanecreative.com>

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Josef Gavurin, a cousin, who I understand was a doctor and stayed in Slonim during WWII and was shot by the Nazis trying to cross the river.

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Originally written in Yiddish by Holocaust survivor Alpert in 1947
within the constraining guidelines of the Stalinist regime, this book
was expanded and enriched by the author when he left the Soviet Union
over 30 years later. It relates the final years (September
1939-September 1942) of his native Slonim, Byelorussia when it was
controlled first by the Soviets and then by the Nazis. Alpert strove
to memorialize the 25,000 slain Jews of Slonim, and he painstakingly
details names, places, and actions and reconstructs dialog garnered
from oral testimonies, thus giving the book a novel-like feeling.
There is a wealth of intimate information on the Slonim's inner
life--including the barbaric Nazi tactics. Almost half the book
focuses on Jewish partisans in the forests, illuminating their
activities and their relationship to Soviet partisans. This important
account of a community adds to the accumulating knowledge of Nazi
actions against Jews and the Jewish response.

 

 From: Alan Tapper <sabaalan@comcast.net>

I am looking for any descendants of Gabriel MENDELOVICH from either
Slonim or Byten. Gabrile was born between 1850 to 1870. I am told
that some of his descendants may have survived Shoah and that they
may have emigrated either to the US or Israel. I do know that some
of them stayed in Byten and are listed in the Byten Yizkor Book.
Gabriel had four brothers, one of which is my wife's great
grandfather. His father was Schmuel Meyer MENDELOVICH
(MENDELEWICZ). His youngest brother was Naphtali who lived in
Slonim. Some of Naphtali's family, when they emigrated to Israel,
changed the name to BEN MENACHEM. This may have been true for
Gabriel as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Alan Tapper
Ashburn, VA

Researching

MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ , MENDELOVITZ from Slonim and
Byten; MENDOZA from Kobryn, Livorno and Seville
GORMAN from Vilna and Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ from Iasi; TAPPER from Snitkov and Kishinev
BURDMAN , STUCKELMAN and FAHRER from Tulchin
NEMIROVSKY from Lipovets and Argentina

 

Slonim Born who Crossed the Border from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 of People who were born in Slonim
Name:


Szloma Agnsztein
Arrival Date: 9 Oct 1921
Age: 34
Birth Date: abt 1887
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Departure Contact: Wife Roechil
Arrival Contact: Brother-in-law J Schilkowitz
Record has photo?: No

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Name: Isidore Bayer
Arrival Date: 8 Jul 1929
Age: 36
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1892
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Departure Contact: Friend Louis Eisenstein
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Esther Cohon
Arrival Date: 22 Jun 1947
Birth Date: 16 Jun 1884
Birthplace: Slonim Minsk Rus
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Russian

Port of Arrival: Vanceboro, Maine, USA
Departure Contact: Daughter Miss Fanny Cohon
Arrival Contact: Daughter Mrs. Bessie Pemoff
Record has photo?: No

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Name: Harry Dvoretski
Arrival Date: 20 Jun 1921
Age: 52
Birth Date: abt 1869
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Departure Contact: Wife Leah
Arrival Contact: Brother-in-law Abe Parve
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Zelik Epstein
Arrival Date: 21 Jan 1946
Age: 31
Birth Date: 10 Jul 1914
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Polish

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Taiba Rffka Fiszman
Arrival Date: 22 Oct 1946
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1922
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Accompanied by: Husband Hanoch; Son Hirsz; Daughter Ilka
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Szyfra Freedman
Arrival Date: 9 Oct 1937
Age: 24
Birth Date: 15 May 1913
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Father Wolf Enstcir
Arrival Contact: Husband Morris Freedman
Record has photo?: No

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Name: Gollie Gellman
Arrival Date: 14 Oct 1932
Age: 34
Birth Date: abt 1898
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Departure Contact: Brother Morris Gellman
Arrival Contact: Sister Mrs Ethel Rocko
Record has photo?: No

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Name: Esther Getz
Arrival Date: 5 Dec 1948
Birth Date: 10 Oct ??10
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Uncle Max Ordon Chatham
Arrival Contact: Husband Julius Getz
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Celia Kahn
Arrival Date: 25 Sep 1903
Age: 22 years 2 months
Birth Date: abt 1881
Birthplace: Slonim Grodno Pol
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Newport, Vermont, USA
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Zelda Kaliff
Arrival Date: 2 Jan 1931
Age: 20
Birth Date: abt 1911
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Nathan Kaplan
Arrival Date: 6 Jan 1914
Age: 30
Birth Date: abt 1884
Birthplace: Slonim Caodno
Birth Country: Russia
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Arrival Contact: Father David
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Lejwik Krupenia
Arrival Date: 23 Oct 1948
Birth Date: 15 May 1914
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Mowsha Lidski
Arrival Date: 18 May 1948
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1911
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Arrival Contact: Wife Malka Lidski
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Icko Makowsky
Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1948
Age: 34
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1914
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Arrival Contact: Wife Ida Makowsky
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Gertrude Mann
[Shushan Mann]
Arrival Date: 16 Dec 1946
Birth Date: 4 Feb ??27
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Polish

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Father Morris Shushan
Arrival Contact: Husband Irving
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Yierael Mereminski-Koseovski
Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1942
Age: 50
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1891
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Brother Elisha
Arrival Contact: Wife May
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Golda Olich
Arrival Date: 4 May 1924
Age: 51
Birth Date: abt 1873
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Son John Green
Arrival Contact: ?? Carl Galman
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Nickolas Osipchik
Arrival Date: Feb 1932
Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1905
Birthplace: Beters Slonim
Birth Country: Russia
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Polish

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Departure Contact: Wife Natalie
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Miriam Raskin
Arrival Date: 15 Jan 1922
Birth Date: 15 Sep ??87
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Anna Romanof
Arrival Date: 18 May 1911
Age: 28
Birth Date: abt 1883
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Russia
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Husband Sam Romanof
Arrival Contact: Sister Sarah Devins
Record has photo?:

No

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Name: Bernice Shlosberg
Arrival Date: 13 Dec 1951
Birth Date: 15 Jul ??01
Birthplace: Pol Slonim Rus
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Hebrew

Port of Arrival: Vanceboro, Maine, USA
Accompanied by: Husband Samuel
Departure Contact: Cousin Mrs. Ida Schneiderman
Arrival Contact: Brother Joe August
Record has photo?: No
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Name: Milton Stolove
Arrival Date: 6 Jul 1949
Birth Date: 4 Jul ??25
Birthplace: Slonim
Birth Country: Poland
Gender: Male

Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
Departure Contact: Mother Pearl
Record has photo?: No

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