Peter Hochstein (PeterHochstein@mac.com) on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at
Message: Better late than never. At the age of almost 69, I'm trying to trace
records of my paternal grandparents and my father from Minsk. Any help would be
appreciated. None of the dates and names on the Ellis Island website seem to
work. My grandfather was Nathan Hochstein (Hebrew name possibly Naftali) and
his wife was Dora Hochstein, maiden name Berger. They immigrated to America
(New York, to the best of my knowledge) in 1905. My father was about 4 months
old at the time, I was told.
My birth certificate, lists my father's birthplace as "Minsk, Russia." His
name was Murray Hochstein. I remember hearing that he had changed his name from
Morris. I also remember a cousin of his saying that when he was a kid, my
father was called "Misha." All are now deceased. I do not believe we are
related at least not closely, to the Radiskovitz Hochsteins.(Reasons too long
to go into here.) Any suggestions? Connections?
My father was born in Radoshkovich in 1908 to Moshe and Haya Paderski.
I am looking for some data regarding his family and the Lipman family.
I will be grateful for any information.
Enclosed are pictures of my father’s family and a picture of him with an unknown person.
|My father was born somewhere near Radoshkovichi (Radoshkovits) though it may have been Vilnius. His name is Walerian Dworzecki. His father was called Nikodem (sp?). I believe they were Polish farmers and may have owned some land. My father talks about a place called chocienczna (probably way off the correct spelling) where the farm may have been. He thinks the Russians and/or Germans destroyed it in WW2. When the Russians invaded his father was shot and dragged through the streets to show his family was no longer in charge. My father was drafted into Polish/Russian army and ended up in the British army, which is how he ended up in the UK.
I am trying to find any info, pictures, records I can find of their life then.
He still has relatives in Bialystok, but I don't know if they have any information.
My hope is to travel to the area next year some time and see what I can find.
Any info or advice you may have would be appreciated.
JM Data Services
1. For us, ( I am Jewish) the Russians were much nicer then the Nazis. The Russians in general did not destroy the places or kill people in the street- it was Nazi Germany that did it. If your father was drafted into Polish/Russian army and ended up in the British army, He must have left the area to the east via the Soviet Union c 1941 and then via Iran and the middle east arrived in the west.
After the German attack on the Soviet Union (June 1941) and following a Polish-Soviet agreement, General Wladyslaw Anders formed a Polish Army in the USSR. In the spring and summer of 1942, with Stalin's grudging permission, that army was evacuated to Iran. During the liberation of Italy, Anders' army won fame for storming the Monte Casino Monastery (May 1944).
The Polish armed forces in the west fought under the British command and numbered 195,000 in March 1944 and 165,000 at the end of that year, including about 20,000 personnel in the Polish Air Force and 3,000 in the Polish Navy. At the end of World War II, the Polish Armed Forces in the west numbered 195,000 and by July 1945 had increased to 228,000
2. Now about chocienczna- it is
CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO
- it was a place where the locals helped the Jews and many survived and joined the Soviet resistance. One of my relatives from there was killed while fighting. Cimerman Aizik
Aizik Cimerman was born in Baturin in 1915 to Shimon and Khana. He was a pupil and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Chocienczyce, Poland. During the war he was in Chocienczyce, Poland. Aizik perished in 1944 in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 07-May-1957 by his relative
other Jews from there who perished; Results of search for victims whose location (including synonyms) is 'Chocienczyce' :
Displaying 1 - 15 of 36
Place of Residence (or Place of Birth)
Name Town District Region Country Birth Date Source
Cimerman Aizik CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1915 Page of Testimony
Sedletzki Genrikh CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1913 List of Persecuted
Sedletzki Raya CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1920 List of Persecuted
Shteynberg Pesya CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1893 List of Persecuted
Shulski Abraam CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1905 Page of Testimony
Shulski Israel CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1870 Page of Testimony
Shulski Khaim CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1940 Page of Testimony
Shulski Riva CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1900 Page of Testimony
Shulski Abram CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1911 List of Persecuted
Shulski Raya CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1913 List of Persecuted
Shulski Khaim CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1941 List of Persecuted
Shulski CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1943 List of Persecuted
Tracewicki Ber BARANOWICZ BARANOWICZE NOWOGRODEK POLAND 1905 Page of Testimony
Tracewicki Baruch HANCEWICZE LUNINIEC POLESIE POLAND 1878 Page of Testimony
Vigdorovich Yenita CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1893 List of Persecuted
Vymenetz Yakov KHOTENCHITSY WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1898 Page of Testimony
Vymenetz Nakhama KHOTENCHITSY WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1902 Page of Testimony
Vymenetz Yankel CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1898 List of Persecuted
Vymenetz Nakhama CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1893 List of Persecuted
Aks Chasia LUCK LUCK WOLYN POLAND 1903 Page of Testimony
Kagan Yakov KHOTENCHITSY WILEJKA WILNO POLAND Page of Testimony
Kagan Yankel CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1901 List of Persecuted
Minkov Avrom CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1870 Page of Testimony
Minkov Haim DOLGINOV WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1906 Page of Testimony
Minkov Abram CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1872 List of Persecuted
Sinder Chana CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1875 Page of Testimony
Sinder Hana CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1875 Page of Testimony
Sinder Isaak CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1904 Page of Testimony
Tzimerman Israel CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND Page of Testimony
Tzimerman Aizik CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Name Town District Region Country Birth Date Source
Tzimerman Yisrael KHOTENCHITSY WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1907 Page of Testimony
Tzimerman Aleksander CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Tzimerman Reuven SMORGON OSZMIANA WILNO POLAND 1900 Page of Testimony
Korotki Chaja TARGOWICA DUBNO WOLYN POLAND 1911 Page of Testimony
Shulman Chajim CHOCIENCZYCE WILEJKA WILNO POLAND 1924 Page of Testimony
Shulman Jenta KORZENIEC POLAND 1895 Page of Testimony
I see that it is a Jewish last name-
Ana Tankus nee Dworzecka was born in Grodno in 1913 to Meir and Ester. She was a nurse and married to Yaakov. Prior to WWII she lived in Grodno, Poland. During the war she was in Grodno, Ghetto. Ana perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 08-Nov-1955 by her sister
from my site:
Dr. Mark Dworzecki and other members of the Art and History Lovers of Krakow Antiquities standing in the courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle
from Goldfilz. Meir Mark Dworzecki testified: "In Estonia I went
through the concentration camps of Narva, Kureme 1, Kureme 2,
Goldfilz, Kureme, Lagedi, until the day arrived when we felt that they
were about to remove us from the concentration camps of Estonia.
There, too, an underground was created; amongst the members of the
underground was Hirsh Glik, the same young man whom I mentioned as the
composer of the partisans' anthem. One night we agreed between us that
every hour we would leave in groups for the forest. On the sound of
the watchword, the first group went out - amongst them was Hirsh
Glik." The advancing Soviet Army was in the region and the intention
was to join the local partisans. But Glik and all of his companions
disappeared, probably captured and executed by German soldiers in the
In yad vashem:
Rejzel Dworzecki was born in Dworzec in 1895 to Noakh. She was a housewife and married to Khaim. Prior to WWII she lived in Dworzec, Poland. During the war she was in Dworzec, Poland. Rejzel perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 14-Dec-1955 by Batia Gradis, her granddaughter
Chaim Dworzecki was born in Kozlowszczyzna in 1895. He was a merchant and married to Reizl nee Zilberblat. Prior to WWII he lived in Dworzec, Poland. During the war he was in Dworzec, Poland. Chaim perished in 1942 in Dworzec, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 14-Dec-1955 by his granddaughter
Frida Dworzecka was born in Lahiszyn in 1922 to Khaim and Reizl. She was a clerk and single. Prior to WWII she lived in Lahiszyn, Poland. During the war she was in Dworzec, Poland. Frida perished in 1942 in Lahiszyn, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 14-Dec-1955 by Batia Gradus. More Details...
Mrs. Boryszanski nee Dvozhetzki was born in Molczadz in 1875. Prior to WWII she lived in Molczadz, Poland. During the war she was in Molczadz, Poland. She perished in 1942 in Auschwitz, Camp. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 01-Jan-1957 by her granddaughter
Elisa Lifszyc nee Dworzecki was born in Molczadz in 1900 to Dov. She was a housewife and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Baranowicze, Poland. During the war she was in Baranowicze, Poland. Elisa perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 01-Dec-1955 by her brother-in-law Dr. Isar Amir nee Lifszyc
Elza Lifszyc nee Dvorzhetzki was born in Wilna in 1903 to Dov and Tzvia. She was a pharmacist and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilna, Poland. During the war she was in Baranowicz, Poland. Elza perished in Lida, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 10-Aug-1955 by her sister
Cywia Dworzecki nee Rumanov was born in Wilna to Eliahu and Shifra. She was married. Prior to WWII she lived in Poland. During the war she was in Wilna, Poland. Cywia perished in 1943 in Wilna, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 10-Aug-1955 by her daughter
Berko Dworzecki was born in Molchad to Yekhiel and Chana. He was a merchant and married to Tzvia nee Rumanov. Prior to WWII he lived in Molchad, Poland. During the war he was in Wilno, Poland. Berko perished in 1941 in Wilno, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 10-Aug-1955 by his daughter Sima Ginsburg.
If there is anyone connected to the Berman family, particularly Annie (Chana)
and Louis, and their son Isaac, or daughters Liza ?, Clara Katzman,
Rebecca Lepofsky, Julia Landy, and Sara Rogovein, please be in touch privately
I am particularly interested in finding information about Annie/Chana, who
seems to have the same maiden and married surname, but also at times was
referred to by the surname Kapelovich. Her sister Ida gave her place of birth
as Radoshkovichi, and there is quite a bit of information online about
that town, but no reference to my ancestors. The Berman family
immigrated to Port Arthur in the Thunder Bay district of Ontario, then
later to Windsor.
Also Ida married Hyman Yudis, who appears in a photo in some sort of
Russian military uniform? They immigrated first to Canada, then to NY.
Would love to know if anyone is connected.
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|People entering the US from Krasne
In July 1910 Biele Belinsky (you will find her in the Ellis Island
list.as Beilja Beliskaya from Krasnyi) entered the US with her 5
The family eventually became Bell,and are somehow related to my
paternal grandmother Tanya nee Feigin I do not yet know how.
My grandmother was in contact with the three Bell daughters (Sadie,
Dobe and Berta (Boyta)). I thought youi might want to add them to
your Ellis Island list.
My Great Uncle Yaakov Feigin and his wife and daughter were murdered
From: Aaron Rubin <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:44 PM
My name is Ari Rubin. My grandfather, Dovid Rubin, was born in Radishkovitz to Arye Leib (Leiba) and Esther Malka. My grandfather had an uncle (father's brother) named Avraham (Abraham) (ben Dovid Hertz) who emigrated to America and settled in Portland, Maine.
I am trying to find out more about my grandfather's family. Do you know of anything, or do you have any suggestions on how to go about searching this? I would greatly appreciate any help.
Stephen A. Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org via lyris.jewishgen.org
Apr 29 (2 days ago)
Name: Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen & JGSLI member)
East Meadow NY (Long Island) - USA
Thanks to the work of John Martino and the Italian Genealogy Group of Long Island, http://italiangen.org/, (access and use are FREE) and his many thousands of volunteers, searching for a record in the New York City Archives, which used to take hours, now can be located in minutes.
Birth, death, marriage and federal naturalization records are now easy to obtain for all five counties of NYC, Nassau & Suffolk counties on Long Island. For me and my family, it broke a brick wall that we have been trying to get through for over fifteen years.
The common names are the hardest to research and COHEN is the worst of these. We have been searching for the first member of our family that entered the US in 1885. Jacob Sheinhauz changed his name to COHEN and married Hannah, called Annie Ruderman in New York County (Manhattan) 12/26/1886. Her family was also from Radoshkovichi. Her father's name on the marriage certificate is illegible, but her mother was Lizzie. They lived at 15 Ludlow St in Manhattan.
Jacob & & Annie had ten children of which five survived: Yetta or Zetta b. 9/1887, Harry Aaron 6/30/1889 to May 1964, Joseph C. or George (depending on the source, born about 1894, Rebecca born 7/1897, and William born 11/1899.
If anyone knows these persons or the Ruderman family, please contact me privately.
Coordinator: Vileika Uyezd (district) of Belarus
PS: I am researching the following families:
Germany: BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE, LEFEBVRE, LEFEBRE in Rhineland Palatine//GROSS in Mainz area//Belarus: BASIST, BASHIST in Lida Dist; COHEN formerly SHENGAUZ, SHEINHOUS,SHINHAUS,SHEINHOUSE,SHEINHAUS, SCHEINHAUS, SHEINHUEZ, SCHEINGAUZ, SHEINHAUZ in Radoshkovichi, in the Vilieka Dist//Galicia: BIRNBAUM,GOLDBERG, LEINKRAM, DATTNER in Krakow; GELLER in Mielec; SCHNEPS,SHNEPS, SZNEPS in Dembitz & Tarnow; KREINDLER; ECKSTEIN
From: Rochelle Cooke <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 7:48 AM
Subject: Zendle or Zendel or ....
I believe My father's family came from Harodok or Radokovichi . My grandfather was Isaac Zendel and his father was Nissan or Nathan Zendel. My great grandmother had been married before to a Mr Sherman and they had a son , Myer. Myer and Isaac settled in England, another brother, Philip , went to America. Apparently they left a sister and brother behind.
I also believe that another branch of the family and another Nathan was a shoemaker. Nathan emigrated to America in early 1900s and then sent for his wife, Rachel, and children, Abraham, Eli, Ida and Morris.
I would be so grateful if anyone was able to give any information about this family or even about the name. Many thanks
From: Yoni Gur Arie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 6:15 AM
Photos of my grandfather Haim Ruven Grinhous from Radiskowich
My grandfather was born in 1890 in Radiskowitz and died in 1971. During the Holocaust he lost his whole first family. He was married a second time to my grandmother Marisha Sklut form Horodok that also lost het husband during the Holocaust , I added some of the pictures that left from my family, including some pictures of my first grandfather’s family and his second family, I would like to get some responds if any of you will identify those people
From: Heather Sesnowitz <email@example.com>
I was reviewing your wealth of information on Radoshkovichi and found my husband’s 2nd great uncle, Zalman Shulman (grandfather to Arkady Shulman). I am assuming, then, that there is a relation to you? Your page had so much information on it so it was difficult to follow.