My grandfather left Minsk in 1913 for the United States, and had six siblings whose names are unknown. I had someone do research in the archives in Minsk. While they were very successful in tracing my family back to the 1740s, they were unable to find the names of the unnamed siblings.
My grandfather corresponded with some of his siblings until World War II, and then never heard from them again. I would like to find their names, and possibly the names of their children, to find out what happened to them. I am hopeful that some of them escaped, but would also like to know if they didn’t make it through the Holocaust. What other suggestions do people have for finding them? Since the last name was Kaplan, there would be quite a few victims of the Holocaust named Kaplan from Minsk, I think I need to find out what their given names too. Any help is much appreciated.
KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia