1921 – List of Jews from Belarus looking for relatives in America.

In October 1921, a JOINT representative from United States came to Belarus with an inspection of Jewish life, because it was a very difficult time when Jewish institutions tried to survive. When he was meeting and talking to people in various towns and shtetls of Belarus, some of them requested to find their relative in America so they can immigrate there too. Upon return to the US, the representative produced a report of his inspection where he indicated the names and addresses of people in Belarus who were trying to find their US relatives.

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1922 Minsk – Shoemaker course for Jewish boys financed by JOINT

We are publishing part of this list, which includes Jewish residents of MINSK, SLUTZK, PARICHY, RAKOV, MIR, RUBEZHEVICHY, SAMOKHVALOVICHY and PLESCHINITSY.

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8 Responses to 1921 – List of Jews from Belarus looking for relatives in America.

  1. dszumowski says:

    Are there records for other towns and if so, where are they held?

    • jhrgbelarus says:

      Hi,
      Thanks for joining us! This particular list doesn’t mention any other towns. What town are you interested in? And what kind of information you are looking for?

      Best regards,
      Yuri.

  2. stevejaron says:

    Does this list include the town of Shereshov? That is one of my ancestral towns on my father’s mother’s side.

    • jhrgbelarus says:

      Hi Steve,
      Thanks for joining and following us! Shereshevo isn’t mentioned on that list. In general,Shereshevo records are in Grodno historical archive. If you’d like to discuss possibility of the research on your ancestors from Shereshevo, please email to our website’s email jhrg@jhrgbelarus.org.
      Best regards,
      Yuri.

  3. Martha Forsyth says:

    Yuri, you say, “We are publishing part of this list, which includes Jewish residents of MINSK, SLUTZK, PARICHY, RAKOV, MIR, RUBEZHEVICHY, SAMOKHVALOVICHY and PLESCHINITSY.” What do you mean by “part of”? Is this all of the JEWISH residents in those locations (but not other locations, or not non-Jewish residents)? Or is this only SOME of the Jewish residents in those places? Or only SOME of the locations? Thanks –

    • jhrgbelarus says:

      JOINT list was made only for Jewish residents. We listed all towns and shtetls that were mentioned in it, but weren’t able to list all names. We still have about 40 names left, and all of them from Minsk.

  4. Miriam Klepper says:

    Does your list include The shtetl of Lida, or Lida district? Have been researching for relatives of Zelig Kalmanowich, including his first wife Leah Larinski and his first child (daughter).

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