They are taken to Janova and Kedainiai, both once busy shtetls, alive with Jewish businesses, shops and culture.Sadly in such places where there was once a high proportion of Jews, few now remain and synagogues have disappeared or fallen into disrepair.I plan to go to Slonim, where my grandfather was born. I am just wondering if anyone knows the names of the Magid Family shown on Vilna os-91. Leizer Gordin (z.l) was my great-grandfather, Michael Gordin(z.l) - my grandmother, Zelda Gordin (z.l) - my mother and I - Reuven Slutskin - was born in Daugavpils in 1934.I would be interested in hearing of any travel tips you may have collected over the years -- I.e. I believe, though I am not certain, that the young man sitting low down at the table to the right of the photo could be my aunt's father, Barnett (Barney). If it is Barnett, I am also interested in tracking down when he came to the UK. I remember my grand mother telling me this is where he is from. Brother of Michael Gordin and his kids emigrate in USA, and my mother corresponded with them.His name was Kalman Borensthain [bernstein] I think from Kovno, until the name was changed to Berns in the 1930's. My matrilineal heritage is my grandfather Mordechai Antonos of Vilna, who migrated circa 1918 from Paris to the US. Cell: (312) 402 7282 E-fax: (312) 277 6755 program can be heard @ Here begins an extraordinary journey to Lithuania and Belarus for broadcaster and writer Michael Freedland and his son, Guardian journalist and best-selling author, Jonathan.Can you please give me some guidance on how to find any relatives, however distant, who may still be alive..... Do you have more informations of it and who have the photo? Smith, CLU, Ch FC, CLTC CA Insurance Lic# 0741819 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Tel (323) 965-6327 Fax (323) 965-0941 Jewishgen: Dear all, One of my Grandfather's sisters; Roza SHUB, born Usdin ( c1894) married Solomo, son of Haim SHUB. Their children: - Simen, born in 1920 in Poland - Bella, born in 1932 in Poland . Christine Usdin France From: Alex Noyenski In your research on Slonim, have you come across a little village that was located near Slonim called Gnoino? These two countries once thronged with Jewish life, a life that was all but extinguished by successive regimes- Russian Czarists, Soviets and then the Nazis who, with the help of some Lithuanians, managed to totally decimate many towns and villages, or shtetls.
After Grodno City (more than 9000 records), the largest collections are for Krynki (1900 entries) and Amdur ("Indura") (1400 entries).The president arrived at the Peres family home Thursday afternoon.The presidential residence publicity adviser announced that the family is currently in deep mourning, and will issue another release soon. Shimon Peres and his girlfriend Sonia Gelman at a Hanoar Haoved summer camp in ‹‹Zichron Yaacov, August 1939.Stacye Mehard Virginia Studying the Families of Alperovich of Kurenets; Ipp of Kaunas; Krokin / Krokinovsky / Crockin of Crockin of Kaunas and Baltimore and Norfolk, Va; Lewitan of Kobylnik, Dokshits-Dokkshytsy, Lithuania and Belarus; Luloff / Lulow / Lulove of Dokshits-Dokkshytsy and Minsk; Piastunovich of Kurenets & Dokshits-Dokkshytsy; Rapoport of Kaunas; Rosenthal / Roszental of Dokshits-Dokkshytsy; Sass / Zess of Lithuania and Poland; Smigelsky of Grodno and Shenandoah, Pennsylvania This year's commemoration ceremony at Ponar (Paneriai) was held today, attended by government officials, the diplomatic corps, and a sizable crowd of mostly Jewish participants.Ponar is the mass grave site near Vilnius where 100,000 civilians -- around 70,000 of them Jews of Vilna and its environs Litvak SIG is pleased to announce that the Kaunas Family List Project is now complete.