BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland BIALYGen Website Expanded #poland


Dear BIALYGenners:

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
The Publications section has been initiated. Here you will find a
bibliography of books, videos and other publications on the BIALYGen
Region, including short synopses where available. We are asking members
to provide more titles for this effort and to provide short synopses for
books and videos already entered. See Rakovska, Pu'ah, "My Life as a
Radical Jewish Women: Memoirs of a Zionist feminist in Poland" for an
example of such a synopsis.

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen
region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.

Bialystok Cemeteries
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.

BIALYGen Towns Archival Data
The BIALYGen table of towns has been updated to show other records
available at Archives in Poland and Belarus as reported by Miriam Weiner
in her Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database

Tykocin Links
The BIALYGen Links section has been updated with links for Tykocin.

I hope this information is of value and/or interest to you. I am sure
many of you have materials of interest to the rest of us. Please contact
Sidney Zabludoff at SJZ@... or myself at
Bialystoker@... if you can help.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

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