more on Zelig KOST #belarus


Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM, David Laskin <laskin.david@...> wro=
te:

"Thanks to those who contacted me about Zelig Kost. According to
family lore, Kost became a partisan after the Nazis killed his family.
.... if anyone could provide more information about
Jewish partisans in Belarus during the war, I'd be grateful.
David Laskin"

Zelig Kost's sister in law ( Shoshana Mordechovitz of Gedera, Israel,
does anyone know of her?) gave reports to Yad Vashen about her sister
Sara Kost (nee Mordechovitz) and her 2 years old niece, Ester, who
lived in Ivenicz ( very near Rakov) but perished in Novogrodok
in 1941. Was Zelig with them in the Novogrodok ghetto? Most of those
who escaped the Novogrodok ghetto joined the Bielski brothers. Much is
written about them
http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/novogrudok/nov_pages/novo_stories_bielski=
.html

Also read:
Surviving the Holocaust with the Russian Jewish Partisans, Jack Kagan
and Dov Cohen. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 1998. 274 pp.

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


David Laskin
 

Thanks to those who contacted me about Zelig Kost. According to
family lore, Kost became a partisan after the Nazis killed his family.
I found the following citation on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
site, confirming this:

http://resources.ushmm.org/hsv/person_view.php?PersonId=4617047

However, I was unable to track down the "Jewish Partisans in Belarus
1941-1944" that was referenced on the page about Kost. It is credited
to JewishGen, electronic data regarding Belarus partisans, but a quick
search of the JewishGen site turned up nothing. If anyone can help,
and in particular if anyone could provide more information about
Jewish partisans in Belarus during the war, I'd be grateful.

David Laskin,
Seattle, WA