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Comment by Stacye Mehard on April 25, 2011 at 5:55pm
With Holocaust Remembrance Day coming up does anyone have a favorite search site they could suggest?
Comment by Ian Singer on October 28, 2010 at 8:12pm
Saying HI! Ian Singer from Delray Beach

Researching from Lithuania: Kaplan, Supowitz (Zhupovitch), Bradebord, Persky, Levine, Freshman, Pollack

Researching from Poland: Pollack

Researching from Ukraine: Erisch, Yarosh, Koplenko

Researching from Latvia: Apfelbaum
Comment by Anna Guy-Burroughs on October 25, 2010 at 11:57am
Hi All,

Just jumping in to say hi.I'm striving to to learn more of my Jewish Shapiro/Cohen grandparents from Latvia and Russia.

I'm researching the following families:


And if anyone is going to be in Atlanta for the Family History Expos, stop by and say hi. I'm doing a presentation on the Bark Azor and the Liberian Exodus out of Charleston in 1878. Would love to see you!
Comment by Stacye Mehard on October 22, 2010 at 6:44pm
hi, it's Stacye from Virginia . . .

The families I am studying are ~~

Alperovich of Kurenets

Blumer of Tauste, Austria

Broh of Gnesen, Prussia

Chavin of Chernihiv

Friedberg of Newport News, Virginia

Grajonca of Kiev, Klaipeda-Memel, and Berlin

Goldman of Bialystok and Broome, New York

Goldsmith of Germany and Maryland

Gritz of Tauste, Austria and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Hirsch of Breidenbach, Germany

Hofheimer of Hesse, Germany

Ipp of Kuanas

Kaufman of Canton, Ohio and Germany

Krokin / krokinovsky / Crockin of Kaunas and Baltimore and Norfolk, Va

Levine of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and Norfolk, Virginia

Levy of Hesse, Germany

Lewitan of Kobylnik, Dokshits-Dokkshytsy, Lithuania and Belarus

Luloff / Lulow / Lulove of Dokshits-Dokkshytsy and Minsk

Mansbach of Maden, Germany and West Virginia

Nusbaum of Hesdorf, Germany

Nosovitsky / Nevin of Borzna-Chernihiv and Brooklyn, New York

Piastunovich of Kurenets & Dokshits-Dokkshytsy

Rapoport of Kaunas

Chodus / Hodus of Dokshits-Dokkshytsy

Sass / Zess of Lithuania and Poland

Schmigelsky / Smigelsky of Grodno and Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

Wolowitz / Walll of Borzna-Chernihiv and Schuylkill, Pennsylvania

Woronock of Odessa and Brooklyn, New York

Yesowitz of Kowal
Comment by Chuck Weinstein on October 5, 2010 at 9:51pm
JewishGen, like Yad Vashem, is more focused on the Jewish victims, but they also have a lot of names of non-Jews who perished. However, you need to at least know some names to begin your search. I assume from your question that your father is no longer alive. Is there anyone else who knows anything? Do you have a town name? Depending on a lot of variables, it might be easy or nigh impossible to recreate family information. Although many victims were well documented by the Germans and their collaborators themselves, many were not.
Comment by Robert Michelson on October 5, 2010 at 7:51pm
While Yad Vashem focused on Jewish names, they are trying to collect all the names. Try this URL or just
Comment by Jo Kotylak on October 5, 2010 at 5:42pm
I have a question I know Jewish Gen has a database of holocoust victims, but are they ALL holocaust victims or just the Jewish people. I am looking for my Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles who I THINK perished in the atrocities - but I have no idea where to start. Dad did not know his parents dates of births and would never talk about his family (he was taken from his village by the Germans), can ANYONE tell me where to look to find their names????
Comment by Betty Griggs Peacock on August 4, 2010 at 11:02pm
Looking for Johannes Ludwig Wasser... later changed to Devasier. He came to America from Germany prior to the Rev. War as a stoweaway on a ship and worked off his voayage with a doctor and was trained as one. He was at Valley Forge during the battle.
Comment by Jo Kotylak on May 25, 2010 at 4:42pm
I joined Jewish Gen and didn't receive a confirmation email - anyone have any idea's??
Comment by Daniel Horowitz on February 4, 2010 at 4:45am acquires major family network OSN ( to accelerate building the world’s family graph

With 13 million family trees, 47 million members and 530 million profiles, becomes the largest international site dedicated to families on the web, the company that connects families to their past and to one another, today announced a significant expansion of its global family network through the acquisition of the Hamburg-based OSN Group, which operates a network of 10 market-leading family sites, including (Germany), (Poland) and (USA).


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