Hello. My name is Josh Grise.
I am looking for any information on the Gartsman/Gartzman family.
My grandmother who is 92 grew up believing her family had all been
murdered,but recently, after many years of research, I have reunited
her with her lost cousins.
We are looking for other Gartsmans/Gartzmans who may have survived or
fled during the war.
The home towns revolved around Kiev, and include Chabna (Polesskoye),
Ivankov,Narodichi, Ovruch, and parts of Zhitomir. There are probably
more shtetls that held Gartsmans though.
In our family, Avrum Gartsman (my great great grandfather) was the
rabbi of Chabna. He was born in 184? and was murdered in 1941.
His wife was Brocha nee Goodman, and their children included G
enendel Urman, Peysah, Shlomo, Itzhak, Sarka Mostovsky,
Khana-Masha Gershonzon, Basya Feldman, Yakov, Aaron, David, Simon,
and one other. We have located the descendants of every one of the
siblings except Peysah.
Peysah (b 1890s) married Riva Lipshitz.
Their children were Khana and Pesha. Please help us find them. Their
parents were on the list of those murdered in Chabna, but we have a
feeling that the two girls survived.
Please let me know if you know anything about the Gartsmans/Gartzmans
My email is jmgrise@...