A Grodno Treasure

Earlier this month, during demolition of an old house in Grodno, contractors found a container hidden in a basement wall.


It contained 11 gold coins dating back to 1897-98, and a gold wedding ring inscribed in Hebrew: “Rebecca, beginning of Iyar.” The estimated value of the find is $3,000.


The house is on today’s Antonova Street, which was called Jerusalimskaya Street before WWII. It was built in the early 20th-century and belonged to a Jewish family. Historians are now working on discovering the family’s surname.

Some 50 years earlier, another find of gold and silver coins and cutlery was discovered on the same street in a different house.

During WWII, Jerusalimskaya Street was part of Ghetto 2, where some 10,000 prisoners lived. The final ghetto prisoners were murdered in May 1943.

Five years ago, in a pre-war Jewish-owned house on the same street, a large photo album was found in the attic.



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1 Response to A Grodno Treasure

  1. Leonard Turken says:

    anybody have any info on David Horodok, Belarus My mother was born there and My Grandathers name was Usher the Peravudchic last name Yudovich, he owned ships, 3 Passenger and 2 Cargo ships, I haven’t been able to find them yet, I did visit and found the home just days before the accident with the nuclear mishap. The ships travelled the Rivers, Horin, Pripitch, there was I believe 4 daughters and 5 sons I believe my Grandfather helped build the richmans Synagogue and one of them owned The building which still stands with the name YUDOVICH. My Mother and Father Yosef Turkienich from Stolin were married in David Horodok and lived for a short time in Stolin and left in 1921 As far as I know, the ships were still operable.My Mother was born in 1899 Thanks, leonardturken@aol.com 561 499 0393

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