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Relatives of Danny ( from Los Angeles)
His mother ( came to Israel before the war) was the daughter of Michael Golub and Dishka (daughter of Yehoshua Kur) of Vileika. she was a relative of Nachemia Kur and Breina ( Kur) Rabinovitz.
Golub Sara

Sara Golub was bo
rn in Wilejka to Mikhael and Dishka. She was a pupil and single. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war she was in Wilejka, Poland. Sara perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland at the age of 16. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by her cousin Braeina ( nee Kur) Rabinovitz , a Shoah survivor
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Golub Mikhael

Mikhael Golub was born in Wilejka. He was a tailor and married to Dishka and they had 8 children. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Mikhael perished in 1942 in the Shoah at the age of 60. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by his niece Braeina ( nee Kur) Rabinovitz, a Shoah survivor
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Mordekhai Golub was born in Wilejka to Mikhael and Dishka. He was a waggoner and married to a woman from Volozhin. Prior to WWII he lived in Wolozin, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Mordekhai perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland at the age of 35. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by his cousin Braeina ( nee Kur) Rabinovitz , a Shoah survivor

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Golub Nachman

Nachman Golub was born in Wilejka in 1908 to Mikhal and Dusia. He was a house painter and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Nachman perished in 1941 in Wilejka, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony found in the Pages of Testimony by Nechemia Kur.
Golub Disia

Disia Golub was born in Wilejka in 1896 to Yehoshua and Chaia Sara. She was a housewife and married to Mikhal. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war she was in Wilejka, Poland. Disia perished in 1941 in Wilejka, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 14-Oct-1957 by her relative Nechemia Kur
Golub Nachman

Nachman Golub was born in Wilejka in 1908 to Mikhal and Dusia. He was a house painter and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Nachman perished in 1941 in Wilejka, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony found in the Pages of Testimony
Golub Michael

Michael Golub was born in Wilejka in 1900 to Batia. He was a mechanic and married to Gitel nee Norman. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Michael perished in Wilejka, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 16-Dec-1956 by his sister-in-law

Yehoshua Golub was born to Mikhael

Rivka Golub was born to Mikhael

Rachel Golub was born to Mikhael
Maltzer Mariasha

Mariasha Maltzer nee Golub was born to Mikhael. She was married to Yosef. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilejka, Poland. Mariasha perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a List of victims from Yizkor books found in the COMMUNITY OF VILEIKA (HEB, YID, ENG), TEL AVIV, 1972 page 315.
Miriam

Miriam nee Golub was born in Wilejka in 1917 to Mikhael and Dishka. She was a painter (artist) and married to Yehuda. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war she was in Wilejka, Poland. Miriam perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by her cousin Braeina ( nee Kur) Rabinovitz , a Shoah survivor
Lea

Lea ??????? nee Golub was born in Lebedove to Yehoshua and Miriam. She was married to Kalman. Prior to WWII she lived in Kornitz, Poland. During the war she was in Kornitz, Poland. Lea perished in Kornitz, Poland at the age of 45. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Apr-1999 by her daughter Chaia Sheingut, a Shoah survivor

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Kopelevich Bodana

Bodana Kopelevich nee Golub was born in Wilejka in 1902 to Isaak and Masha. She was a housewife. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war she was in Wilejka, Poland. Bodana perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jan-1999 by her son. More Details...
Kopelovich Badana

Badana Kopelovich nee Golub was born in Wilejka to Masha. She was a shoemaker and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war she was in Poland. Badana perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland at the age of 45. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 06-May-1956 by her uncle Menachem Adir
Yshaya Golub was born in Wilejka to Mikhael and Dishka. He was a pupil and a teenager. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. He perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland at the age of 13. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by his cousin, a Shoah survivor.
Golub Yankel

Yankel Golub was born in Wilejka to Mikhael and Dishka. He was a tailor and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. During the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Yankel perished in 1942 in Wilejka, Poland at the age of 35. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by his cousin, a Shoah survivor
Golub Miriam/ Mariashka

Miriam Golub was born to Mikhael and Dishka. She was married. Prior to WWII she lived in Vilieka,. During the war she was in Vilieka, . Mariam perished in 1942 in the Shoah at the age of 25. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 20-Jul-1999 by her cousin, a Shoah survivor
Golub Masha

Masha Golub nee Rudnicki was born in Wileiko in 1874 to Yisrael and Sara. She was married. During the war she was in Poland. Masha perished in 1942 in Wileiko, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 06-May-1956 by her brother.
Yakob Golub was born in Wilejka in 1906 to Mikhal and Disa. He was a tailor and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilejka, Poland. ring the war he was in Wilejka, Poland. Yakob perished in 1941 in Wilejka, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 14-Jul-1956 by Nekhemia Kur.
Breines' father was Mordechai Kur who's' father was a well-respected scribe (writer of Torah books) in Vileyka; (Yehoshua Koor). Rabbi yakov Landu Z"L ABD Bnai Brak wrote about Yehoshua Kur in the Yizkor book for Kurenets; '…Amongst the shoemakers I must tell about Moshe the Shoemaker from Dolhinov Street. He was a spiritual Jew and would read with excitement from the Torah. HE was also a Kaidanov Hasid. His father was Reb Yoshua, the writer from Vileyka. The son of Moshe, Shlomo Chaim studied Torah in our minyan, and when he arrived at the age where he would be taken to the army, he escaped and went to London. His last name was Koor and from what I heard he became a Hazan in one of the synagogues in London, where he later passed away…"*
I received emails form other members of the family;
Dear Eilat
Wonderful to hear Breines story
My grandfather - Shlomo Hayim, son of Moshe and cousin of Breine had family both in England and in Russia
Shlomo Hayim had 4 children
Marie - married name Coleman - Stephen's mother
Henry- my father
Hanna - married name Mather
Lily/Leah- married name Broza
I moved to Israel from England about 25 years ago. I live in Efrat about 20 minutes from Jerusalem but work in Jerusalem and commute every day. I have an elder brother Shlomo who lives in Petach Tikva near Tel Aviv and a younger brother Jonathan who lives with my mother in Netanya. My parents came to Israel in 1983 to retire. My father passed away in 1988.
Danny Koor
Eilat
My cousin Danny Koor has been in contact with you, and has sent me all the details he has received from you so far.
We share the same grandfather Shlomo Chayim, or Solomon Koor as he was known in England. My late mother Marie, and Danny's late father Henry were brother and sister, together with 2 surviving sisters Hannah and Lily.
The family lived initially in the East End of London, moving to Notting Hill in the 1920's, where
my grandfather eventually became minister of Notting Hill Synagogue until he died in May 1946.

Stephen Coleman

Dear Eilat,

I trust this message finds you well.

Please note that the address of the East European Jewish Heritage Project's website has been changed to www.eejhp.org. I will appreciate it if you will change the listing on your site accordingly.  If you require any further information about us please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerly,

Dr Franklin J. Swartz
International Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
P.O. Box 100
Minsk
220074 
Republic of Belarus
www.eejhp.org
Tel: +375 29 699 4016
U.S. Phone: +1 617 500 8443
U.K. Phone: +44 20 8123 8471
Lithuania Phone: +370 6 703 7805

Information below is from an old 3x5 index-card in Jason I Alpert's files:
[Some updates, added in year 2002, are included -- Jason I Alpert]:
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Anya (Mrs Zigmund) Beatus
1130 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11235

Anya (nee Ejdelman or Edelman): daughter of Szaja Ejdelman (Shaya Edelman) of Vileyka. She married Ziggie, and they emigrated to the USA before Holocaust.

Szaja Ejdelman owned a large lumber-exporting business in Vileyka. Anya remembers Jason's father, from when he worked for her father Szaja. Anya was about 14 years old when Jason's father left Vileyka, in Dec. 1926, for the USA. Szaja's wife may have been aunt of Jason's father (needs investigation).

01/20/85: Jason visited Anya and Ziggie (both lx) at above Brooklyn address. They gave Jason a copy of an English translation of a Yiddish article that was printed in the Vileiker Yizkor-Book ("Memorial Book of the Kehillah of Vileika").

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This article described the travails of Ejdelman family under Soviet exile in Siberia. (Szaja died there, but the rest of family survived. In effect, the exile to Siberia saved them from extermination by the Nazis, who invaded Vilejka in 1942.)

 

08/18/89: TelCom with Anya. Randy Daitch was also on the line. [Note: This is the Randy Daitch of the "Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex" at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html]

SEE: File of CORRESPONDENCE-Current with Edelman family. (2002 Note: This file was ALSO lost at 100 Forsyth Street on March 14, 1997.)

Lazar Zalmanowicz Kopelewicz, Vieleyka

On this photo, the person sitting on the floor, first from the right, is my grandfather, Lazar Zalmanowicz Kopelewicz. He was rescued from the Krasna labour camp by the Frunze regiment partisans and served with them untill the end of the war. He died in 1950 in Vieleyka.


I have forwarded to you his son's, David Lazarowicz Kopelewicz, translated partisan story which was published in Vileyka Yizkor book.

With best regards,
Ludmila Kopel(ewicz)

From: Alex J. Kay <alexjkay@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:55 AM
Subject: Photograph of Vileyka from your website
To: egl.comments@gmail.com

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a historian of the crimes committed by Nazi Germany in the former Soviet Union. I have just written an article on the massacres committed by an SS commando in the Belarusian town of Vileyka in July 1941. I am now searching for appropriate images and came across your website.

On the website, at http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/vileyka/vileyka.html, there is a photograph (#vil-12) that I would be interested in using for my article, which is to be published in the prestigious journal "Holocaust and Genocide Studies". Does the photograph show, as I assume, the city of Vileyka? Could you tell me in which year the photograph was taken?

According to the caption on the photograph, the copyright is owned by Tomasz Wisniewski. Would it be possible for me to receive an electronic copy of the photograph for use in my article (in high resolution, preferably as a TIF file)? I would be happy to cite your website and/or Mr Wisniewski, or whatever other information you would like.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With thanks and kind regards,
Dr Alex J. Kay

From: lkcomposer <lkcomposer@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 8:34 PM
Subject: Vileyka - Koplewitz
To: egl.comments@gmail.com

Greetings, my family is from Romania (Yasi / Yassy? ) and may also
have roots in Vileyka... my father is Martin Koplewitz, his father was
Herman (Hymie) Koplewitz.  I am Laura Koplewitz. I am a
professor in the USA. I believe my grandparents came over
to the USA from Romania and/ or Poland in the 1880s and 1890s.

I wonder if there are other Koplewitz family members who may
wish to be in contact to explore roots.

All best,

(Prof. ) Laura Koplewitz

I am a descendant of the Svirsky family from Vileika, which appears on your site dedicated to the town. My family and I found the site very interesting. My mother, now 82,  as a child  knew some of the people who are pictured.

We wanted to ask you a few questions. First, even though we have many pictures of the family, we do not possess the images on your website.  Where did you obtained them? ( most pictures are from the Vileka Yizkor book) Also, the page Svirsky  several images that do not appear in it: it records 11 pictures but only five appear. Do you have the six remaining images as well?
Of course, we will be happy to help , if you're interested.


Thanks and Shana Tova,( Googled Translation was used)

From: Yarin Elena <elena5712@yahoo.>

My  name  is  Yarin  Elena.  I  live  in  Israel.  My  grandmother  is  from  Vileyka.
We  have  a  book  about  Vileyka  at  home,  now  we  found  out  that  there's  also  a  website.    We  visited  this  town  several  years  ago,  walked  through  the  street  where  the  Jews  lived  before  the  war,  saw  Tarbut  Gymnasium,  the 3 ghettos,  the  former  prison where  in  the  courtyard  they  were  killed,  the  local  museum  where  they  have  the  lists  of  the  murdered  people  with  the  dates  of  murder,  the  Jewish  cemetery which  is  in  an  awful  condition.
I  want  to  ask  you,If  it's  possible,  to  add  the  photos  of  my  family  to  the  website. 
Vileyka

David  Rudnitsky - my  greatgrandfather  who  survived.  The  photo  was  made  after  the  war  in  Moscow  where  he  lived  with  his  daughter  Sofia.
Vileyka

Children  David  Rudnitsky ( photo  from  Vileyka ): Rosalia ( my  grandmother - the  oldest  one ),  Boris  ( the  2nd  one ),  Sofia  and  Michail  (  the  youngest  one ).  They  all  survived  as  they left  the  town  before  the  war  to  continue  their  studies  at  the  university  either  in  Poland  or  Russia.
We  also  have  photos  of  Zukoborsky  and  Gutman  families - my  grandmother's  cousins.  Some  of  them  survived,  the  others  were  killed  in  Vileyka.  If  you  are  interested  to  add  more  families,  we'll  email  the  materials  we  have.
Thank  you.
Regards,
Elena