Smorgon, Oshmiany uyezd, Vilna-Grodno gubernia
Latitude: 5429' Longitude: 2624' 62.0 miles NW of Minsk

There are other sites for Smorgon; for a Smorgon site ( with the Yizkor book)
created by Ehud Sutskover, Alan Gordon and Ron Arons go to;

For the site by Batya Olsen for jewishgen go to;
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#smor-16:Szulamit Dubrowski (Podolski)
Birth; Smorgon 18/2/1926 Nickname Lome
Holocaust Period; Unit Battalion Woroshilov Resistance Organization Job Combat medic
#smor-17: My mother in law; Chaia (Ida) Rudnick- (born in Smorgon, married Irving Gordon) and her brother; Volf (William) Rudnick-also born in Smorgon
Their parents were; Rohel (Rachel) Schwartz married Joseph Rudnick (lived in
Waterbury, CT, USA). Great grandmother Chia Lavidanski married Volf Svartz/Schwartz.
Hope (Channah) Gordon.


Smorgon 1940; Fifth Grade

Credit: Ester Kremer (daughter of David, son of Ytzhak Kraines) Ester (and one of her sisters) were amongst the few survivors of the Jewish children of Smorgon.


The Kraines sisters of Smorgon with daughters in Israel, 1965 (left: Chana with daughters; Varda and Chava. right: Ester Kremer with daughter; Chana).

#smor-20: A camp for branch organizers of the He - Chaluts movement near Smorgon. The camp was held in Turki - Perevoz between October 14 and 18, 1932. The name "Jeshaiahu Pundik" is written on the back of the photo.
#smor-21: Nikolai Michailovich Nikitin - Steinberg, a Jewish partisan in the USSR. He was born in Smorgon in 1907
#smor-22: Members of the Po'alei Zion movement in Smorgon before the First World War.
#smor-23: Members of the local branch of the He - Chaluts movement in Smorgon. Photographed on November 3, 1930. The name 'Nechama Glob' appears on the back of the photo


Jewish kindergarten class in Smorgon Date: Circa 1938 .

Those pictured include Leah Kovarski, Etka Rabinovitch, Leika Arotzka,
Esther Goldberg, Nechama Ziskovitch, Bela Kovarski, Masha Schwartz,
Tania Marcus, Rachel Yentes and Masha Levine. Only the last three
Locale: Smorgon, [Molodechno; Vilnius] Poland; Smurgainiai; Smorgonie
[R Belorussia]; Smurgainiai [R Belorussia]; Belarus; USSR; Smarhon;
Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Tania Marcus Rozmaryn


Writer; Avraham Aharon Kabak was born in Smorgon 1883
To read about him in Hebrew go to;


This is a picture of my father, Baruch Sutskever, and his family in
Smorgon in 1929
The parents are sitting; Itzhak Mordechay and Batia nee Shnit, my
father Baruch is standing in the middle, on his left is his sister;
Rachel, on his right, his brother Shlomo-Neta.
Ehud Sutskover <ehuds@netvision.net.il>
Baruch Sutskever did much to preserve the memory of the people of
Smorgons; The Yizkor book, heading the Smorgon community in Israel and
so much more
Ehud has also done much to preserver the Smorgon community in Israel.


Yosef Eliyahu and Rivka Lapkin of Kurenets with their children and
grandchildren; standing on the left Daughter Sara Kreichik (Born 1902)
her husband Elkhanan Kreichik (a soda factory owner, born in Krasne in
1890) is sitting below her with their children; twins; Fruma and
Eliezer and son Moshe ( all born in Smorgon in 1925 and twins;1926)
standing from right to left Miryam ( lived with her husband in
Dokshits), Natan Lapkin (a Smorgon' merchant), Baruch (with the hat, a
ritual slaughterer)
Only Moshe Keret Kreichik ( 1925 Smorgon- 2007 Israel) survived the
Shoah. since granddaughter Masha Kreichik is not present the picture
was taken before her birth in 1934. Picture submitted by Moshes'


My father, Moshe Keret, with a friend
 Sarah sarah.res@gmail.com


Yoseph Kalmanovitz
Born in Smorgon in 1925 to Ita and Aharon Kalmanovitz
- to read his story in Hebrew go to:




Moshe Koussevitzky


Brothers; David Kusevitsky and Moshe Koussevitzky with Moshe
(Photo courtesy of the International Center and Archives of Jewish Music Foundation)


Shalom Levin and his Family

Smorgon, Laskov Family
Smorgonwomen, survivors, Israel
Smorgon, Laskov


The Laskov family


A womens' 20th anniversary of liberation from camps meeting of mostly Smorgon survivors who came to Israel


Laskov family




Thanks for posting this very useful information.  Attached is a family photograph from about 1921.  Please post it on your site.

From Left: Esther, Fania, mother; Sarah (nee SZEJNIUK) GILMAN, Isaac, Ania, Father: Meier Gilman, front Ida later changed her name to METT, anarchist in Paris.  Esther, Sarah, and Ania were murdered by the Nazis.  From Smorgon.
Happy New Year.
Mike Paulick


Feiga Rachel Shneidman. She was a widow Khaim. Prior to WWII she lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war she was in Smorgonie, Ghetto.

  Feiga was murdered in the Shoah at age 55.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her son Shalom.


Yitzkhak Shneidman ( standing on the right) was born in Smargon, Poland to Shlomo Khaim and Feiga Rachel. He was a butcher and married Sara. Prior to WWII he lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war he was in Smorgonie, Ghetto.

Yitzkhak was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his brother Shalom of Petach Tikva.



?Yitzkhak Shneidman


Shlomo Shneidman was born to Yitzkhak and Sara. He was a child. Prior to WWII he lived in Smargon, Poland. During the war he was in Smorgonie, Ghetto.

Shlomo was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his uncle Shalom


Shneidman was born to Yitzkhak and Sara. She was a child. Prior to WWII she lived in Smorgon, Poland. During the war she was in Smorgonie, Ghetto. She perished at age 2

She was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her
Father's brother; Shalom.





Khaia Golda Shneidman was born in Wilno, Poland to Shlomo Chaima and Feiga Rakhel. She was engaged to Leibe ( also in the picture) . Prior to WWII she lived in Smorgonie, Poland. During the war she was in Smorgonie, Ghetto.

Khaia was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony ( submitted by her brother Shalom


These are pictures of my Smorgon's Kovarsky family. My great grandmother, Gania Beilin Kovarsky.
Sandy Mayer Baumwald


The children's photo includes my Nana, Frieda and the four boys.Hlavo, Yacov, Nonia and Misha Ojinka is not in this picture as she was either not born yet or an infant.

Sandy Mayer Baumwald



Solomon, Gania, my adorable grandmother, Frieda, Hlavo, Ojinka, and Yacov. Brothers, Nonia and Misha are not in the photo.
Sandy Mayer Baumwald


Members of the Meirovitz.family
Laura Levy


Rubin & Hattie Feldman submitted by their great granddaughter Diane Cohen Driban



This is my great grandparents wedding photo. Based on my grandparents' ages, this may have been around 1860 or a little later. They are Rubin Feldman and Hattie Stocksher from Smarhon.
Diane Cohen Driban


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Image Family Given Patronymic Year Sex Oblast Rayon Gorod Family Given
Patronymic Oblast Rayon Gorod
K/283 Kaganovich Evel' Berkovich 1892 M Vinnitskaia Smorgon'
K/44 Kaganovich Giva Evel'yevna 1923 F Vinnitskaia Smorgon'
K/5 Kaganovich Mira Borukhovna 1897 F Vinnitsa Smorgon'
K/8620 Koganovich Mar'ia Evgen'yevna 1926 F Zap Belorussiia Smorgon'