Carol Rombro Rider
I am delighted to respond to your request concerning information for
The name of the shtetl can be found on modern maps as Dunayevtsy, Ukraine,
located just north-east of Kamenitz Podolsk. But our ancestors never referred
to it by that name; to its Jewish inhabitants it was known as Dinovitz
My grandmother's family was KUSHNER >from Dinovitz, and I understand >from
research that there were two separate Kushner families living there. Moshe
KUSHNER (b.1852) married Naomi ZEHERMAN and had four children--Leib, Yitzhak,
Benyamin and Masha. Leib came to America; very unhappy in Baltimore he returned
to Dinovitz to be murdered in a pogrom. Yitzhak (Isacc) lived in California
and moved in political circles. Benyamin (Bernardo) emmigrated to
Argentina, and raised a family there. My grandmother, Masha, married Reuben
ROMBRO and raised a family in Baltimore, Maryland. As a postscript, Naomi
KUSHNER was pregnant with Masha when Moshe died. Naomi remarried (name unknown)
and subsequently had a daughter with her second husband.
There was also a BERMAN family in Dinovitz, related to my KUSHNERs. If
anyone is interested, I do have some additional information on the BERMAN family.
I have an aerial photo of Dinovitz that I would be delighted to share with
the group, as well as current photos of the town, including the streets where
the Jews did live. Also, I have pictures of the Jewish cemetery, although
the old cemetery has very few tombstone standing.
There is a building with a plaque on it dedicated to the LERMAN family of
Dinovitz. If anyone is interested, I will gladly send it along or have it
posted on the Ukraine SIG.
I also have a Financial Statement of the Dinovitzer Society >from 1948 ( I
believe) with many names listed on the paper. This was published in the United
I will gladly share all information with the group, so please let me know if
you are interested!
Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
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