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Healthcare in Belarus: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #YizkorBooks #JewishGenNews

N. Summers
 

Thanks so much for sharing this information on healthcare in Belarus. I’m just starting on my journey in exploring my family‘s history there and information like this makes the dry facts come alive.

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

There was a Jewish hospital in Minsk circ. 1900. My relative was the administrator Dr Slobodkin. I have a list of the staff. I also have a postcard of the inside of one of the rooms. I obtained the information from the archives in Minsk about 20 years ago.
I also obtained many records. Not too many docs.But the archivists made family trees from there.
Gayle Schlissel Riley
San Gabriel

Dorcey Rose
 

My great grandmother was a Slobodkin/Slabodkin from Minsk area. She married my great grandfather, Solomon/Samuel Josselowitz/Fine from Kapyl/Kopyl about 55 miles SSW of Minsk where they lived and raised 6 children before immigrating to NYC in 1904. Some of her relatives who immigrated later shortened their surname to Slobin. One older cousin of my mother became a pharmacist in NYC. I have a family tree on Ancestry I would be happy to share with you. Frankly, I have no idea how common a name Slobodkin was in that area. Have you done your dna? Mine is on all the major sites. We had a cab driver in Maryland this past summer, who was a Jewish emigre from the Minsk area in the 1980s. He said that Jews were not allowed to live in Minsk proper when my relatives left. They lived in small towns around it. A doctor in your case may have had special privileges. Thanks, Dorcey Rose
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N. Summers
 

Wow! My grandfather had two sisters who became nurses and stayed behind when the rest of the family came to the US. The family was living in Radzilov, Volyn, #Belarus but I have not been able to find out where the two sisters went to nursing school, or what happened to them. Do you know anything about the nurses who worked at the hospital in #Minsk? Their maiden names would have been #Finkelstein, but one or both probably got married. Not sure if this was before or after nursing school.

I have a photograph of the graduating class from the nursing school. I would love to find out where it is. Does anyone knows how I could figure this out? I think it would’ve been in the 1910’s. I will post the photo in the viewing program (which I haven’t found yet). I think there is some writing also on the back, which  probably is in Yiddish. that also might provide some clues.

Many thanks

 

Nancy Summers
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