In search of Zelig KOST from Rakov #belarus


David Laskin
 

Zelig KOST was a Holocaust survivor >from Rakov (present day Belarus)
who wrote movingly about returning to the shtetl in 1944 and coming
upon the ruins of the synagogue where so many died. His account can
be found here: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rak141.html.
One of my mother's cousins told me recently that Kost was related to
us, possibly through my maternal GGM Sarah Cohen (nee Gishe Sore Kagan
or Shapiro). I was also told that after emigrating to the US, Kost
went to work for the Maidenform Bra Company, which was founded by my
great aunt. If anyone has any knowledge of Zelig Kost, his place of
residence in the US or descendants, I'd love to hear >from you.
Thanks!

David Laskin,
Seattle, WA
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