1942 Ghetto Lists for Golshany, Krevo, Oshmiany, Smorgon, Soly and Zhuprany now available #general
Dear fellow Oshmiany District researchers:
As the year2017 draws to a close, I am really excited to let you know that
I've just uploaded six very important lists to our LitvakSIG Oshmiany District
Research Group (DRG) site -- the 1942 Ghetto Prisoners' Lists for the ghettos of
Golshany, Krevo, Oshmiany, Smorgon, Soly and Zhuprany (all today in Belarus.)
The Golshany list contains information about 633 individuals; Krevo, 528;
Oshmiany, 1,846; Smorgon, 1,636; Soly, 374; and Zhuprany, 128.
Individual listings in the books, which are arranged by address in the ghetto,
include surname and given name, family registration number, year of birth,
place of birth, relationship to head of household, level of education, and
occupation and workplace in ghetto. Column L (Comments) contain an
amazing amount of information about the individuals in this list.
Ghetto Prisoner Lists for ghettos in the Oshmiany and Svencionys regions,
the Vilna Ghetto and the Siauliai Ghetto were printed in hard copy book form
by the Vilna Gaon State Museum in Vilnius, based on lists found in the
Lithuanian State Central Archives in Vilnius.
Special thanks go to LitvakSIG Board member Russ Mauer for coordinating
the transcription and translation of the ghetto lists for Oshmiany District towns.
On the one hand, it is sad to find your family members in a Ghetto Prisoners
List, but on the other, it is extremely satisfying to find out so much about their
lives in the ghettos...so that they can be remembered.
Eventually, the names in these ghetto lists will be publicly searchable on
the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database and JewishGen Belarus Database,
but they are currently accessible only to participants in the LitvakSIG
Oshmiany District Research Group.
A contribution of $100 US will guarantee you access to a password-
protected website with Excel files of translated records -- new and
old -- for all Oshmiany District towns -- Derevna, Dieveniskes, Golshany,
Ivye, Krevo, Lipnishki, Naliboki, Oshmiany, Smorgon, Soly, Traby,
Volozhin, Vishnevo, Zaskevichi and Zhuprany -- through
December 31, 2022.
To contribute, please go to
Click on "Research Groups for Districts and Gubernias" and choose Oshmiany.
Any amount is welcome; however a donation of $100 US will extend your access
to the Oshmiany DRG site through December 31, 2022.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Best wishes for 2018.
Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Oshmiany District Research Group