Re: Searching for a relative who escaped to USA from Nazi Germany during WWII #germany #usa #belarus
A very quick search at this site, https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=_Gritskevich&gender=m&name_x=_1, brought up a number of entries with the first possible surname you offered. I actually started with this very useful tool: https://stevemorse.org/index.html.
Though I didn't see an Ivan/John or similar name, there was a name similar to Vasiliy. May I suggest you try the Steve Morse page and see if that brings up any results for you?
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