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Calvin Weil (cmweil80@gmail) on Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Message: My mother's family was from Bransk, Grodno, Russian Poland.
Their names were WOLKOW, SVEZNIK (sp), KRASHIN or KRESHIN.
My name is Carole Katz (marriage name) My family (Father and his
family) came from Bransk Poland. My Father however was lucky and was
sent here in 1921 at the age of 15 years. He was already an orphan,
and if the story is right, he and his family were sent tickets from a
(then) rich family member for everyone to come to America. No one
wanted to come, only Chaim, so he was sent
First Name: Chaim
Last Name: Isak
nearest relative in place of origin- sister Feigel Isak in Bransk ( 18
Ethnicity: Polish Hebrew
Last Place of Residence: Bransk, Poland
Date of Arrival: Nov 02, 1921
Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Latvia
Port of Departure: Danzig
Manifest Line Number: 0001 . Going to uncle; Jacob Smolofsky in New
York 244 52nd. Street
Some years later, one of his unmarried sisters (Bracha) left and
came to Israel.

I traced it
, that the rest of the family: two or three sisters with husbands and
children were killed in Treblinka.

up until a few years ago did some research, found out about when and
where my father arrived and also received a copy of the ship that he
came on, etc. My dear father who is gone since 1972 was 15 years old
when he arrived. He did not speak English , only Polish, and had a
very hard time here in America.

thank you........Carola (that is my name in Israel) and here it is
:Carole, Hebrew name Chaya.

Izak Israel
Israel Izak was born in Orla to Barukh and Rivka. He was a tailor
and married to Malka. Prior to WWII he lived in Orla, Poland. During
the war he was in Orla, Poland. Israel perished in 1943 in Treblinka,
Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on
left) submitted on 01-Jan-1955 by his brother-in-law. More Details...


Izak Pesia
Pesia Izak nee Varnik was born in Orla to Barukh and Rivka. She was
a seamstress and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Orla, Poland.
During the war she was in Bialystok, Poland. Pesia perished in 1943 in
Treblinka, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony
(displayed on left) submitted on 01-Jan-1955 by her sister-in-law.
More Details...

Thank you for the info & photo page about Bransk. My grandfather was from
Bransk. He was born about 1890 (Abram Ruchamkin) and came to the U.S. about
1910 (Abraham Richman). One of the names on the Brainsker honor roll
picture #17 is my father's first cousin Sidney Fox. In addition my father's
uncle Julies Cohen, I believe, wrote the Yizkor book. I believe that book
was destroyed in a fire at my aunt's home. I cannot read Hebrew. Maybe
sometime there will be an English translation of the Yizkor book. I would
like to be on your e-mail list regarding information about Bransk.

Khaim Todres of Birzai married Sheina Dvorsk. Their son, Itsyk Chaim Liunas
Lun (born in about 1864) married Bryna Garrenblum in either Birzai or
Raguva. Itsyk died in Panevezys on 24 February 1929.

might you know if our trees
are in any way linked?

Grant Arthur Gochin

From: Israel Lev <israellev@012.net.il>

My grand Mother Sera Lev nee Deitch and My grandfather; Israel Lev,  were killed in Brainsk
At 1919.  I wonder if I can get any information about them .  
Israel lev 
Shlomi hamelech 24
Hod hashron 
Israel 4538110

This is Robin Mayer and his wife Breindl nee Tzimbl. They were killed in 1942 in an ambush in the forests.

The teacher of Israel Tzimbl (Breindl's grandfather) is seen sitting in the middle

From: Edward Bransky <bransky867@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 4:14 PM
Subject: name bransky
To: egl.comments@gmail.com

my last name is Bransky. ancestry. com say that my name originated from a small town named bransk and was of jewish decent but i am a Episcopalian