Additional Revision 1818 in Russia 5/26/99 #belarus


BARBLISS@...
 

I thank you Vitaly Charney for all the wonderful information you are
researching and putting in the Belarus Digest and on its SIG website. This
last entry, "Additional Revision 1818 in Russia", really helps to explain
how our forefathers lived.

My father's paternal ancestors came >from Smilovichi & Puchovichi in Igumen
Uyezd; my husband's father's paternal >from Chasseh (near Kletsk) In Slutsk
Uyezd. Hopefully, one of these days, all of us interested SIG members will
want to fund a research of the records of the Igumen & Slutsk Uyezds of the
Minsk Gubernya.

Barbara Lipson Liss
Cincinnati Ohio
(formerly of Brooklyn NY)
barbliss@aol.com

Researching: Smilovichi & Pukhovichi (Puchovitz)(BYL) & NYC: LIPSHITZ,
LIFSHITZ, LIPSHUTZ, LEIKEN, NISHNEVITZ,
HINENBERG
Podgorze (near Cracow) & NYC: ISENBERG
Chasseh & Kletsk (BYL), Mpls & Mass: LISS, LESS, BLICKER
Orinin (UKR) & Mpls: KRAMER, GILLMAN
NYC: ABRAMS, MINDEL, SHAPIRO, DUBINSKY, RAPPAPORT, INLANDER, ALTHOLZ,
ZORN, GOLDMAN, STROBER, STEINLAUF


carol lipson
 

Barbara,

I see that you are a LIPSON, probasbly a Lipshitz, >from Belarus. My
husband is a Lipson, formerly Lipshitz, >from Belarus also; his family were
founders of Shchedrin in Belarus. It was one of three Jewish-owned towns,
founded by Hasidic Jews. Any connection? They came to Canada around the
turn of the century, to Winnipeg.

Carol

Carol Lipson, Associate Professor,
Writing Program, Syracuse University

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cohentalk@...
 

Snip: cslipson@syr.edu writes:
<< Shchedrin--- It was one of three Jewish-owned towns, >>

Dear Carol,
Could you please tell me what are the names of the other two Jewish
owned towns in Belarus?

Thanks for the information,
Linda Cohen
Cohentalk@aol.com
Michigan USA


Peter B. Golden <pgolden@...>
 

I was very interested to learn that Shchedrin was founded by Hasidic Jews.
What are the sources for this ? My grandfather knew the town in the
1880's-1890's. According to him, many of the Jews there were farmers. Any
info on this ?

Peter B. Golden

Carol Lipson wrote:
I see that you are a LIPSON, probasbly a Lipshitz, >from Belarus. My
husband is a Lipson, formerly Lipshitz, >from Belarus also; his family were
founders of Shchedrin in Belarus. It was one of three Jewish-owned towns,
founded by Hasidic Jews. Any connection? They came to Canada around the
turn of the century, to Winnipeg.

Peter B. Golden
Professor of History
Rutgers University
Conklin Hall
175 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
tel. 953-353-5410 or 1054
fax 609-799-2147


carol lipson
 

Sorry, I don't have the information at home. I believe you can get it by
going to the Jewish Encyclopedia, under Shchedrin. The story with
Shchedrin, as I remember it, is that a Chasidic Rabbi convinced a Russian
nobleman to buy the land and to give it to the Jews, so they could have a
place they wouldn't be interfered with.

Carol

Linda Cohen wrote:
Could you please tell me what are the names of the other two Jewish
owned towns in Belarus?

Carol Lipson, Associate Professor,
Writing Program, Syracuse University


carol lipson
 

For a while, there was a Shchedrin subgroup, and they sent me a pile of
materials. Some of it was xeroxed >from the Jewish Encyclopedia, under
Shchedrin. Some was >from a small book published by a family from
Shchedrin. My husband's Lipshitz grandfather, who came >from Shchedrin,
also passed this information to us orally. I would bet there are some
leads off the Belarus web sites online.

Carol Lipson, Associate Professor,
Writing Program, Syracuse University

Peter B. Golden wrote:
I was very interested to learn that Shchedrin was founded by
Hasidic Jews.
What are the sources for this ? My grandfather knew the town in the
1880's-1890's. According to him, many of the Jews there were farmers. Any
info on this ?
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