Does anyone know where Nishene Russia is? #poland #russia

Karen Gramigna-Warren

I've found the Nationalization papers for a relative, Philip Levine in Texas, and in them he states he is from Nishene, Russia (papers will filled out in 1943).  I have his Uncle saying he was from Warsaw Poland and many other family members stating Poland, Russia and Russia.  I know borders changed a lot through the beginning of the 20th century.  I've tried to find Nishene on JewishGen, thinking it was in Poland but I get like 11 hits in the "sounds Like" search.  One town, Nadarzyn, is 13 miles SW of Warsaw, so maybe that's a possibility.  Just want to know if anyone else has seen this town name and maybe where it is located?


Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>

My grandmother was from Nezhin which is in Ukraine. Pronounced 
Neh-zchin. It’s in the Chernihivsha Oblast
Deanna Mandel Levinsky 
Long Island New York 
Deanna Mandel Levinsky

Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

Sherri Bobish

Hi Karen,

Have you tried searching for Nadarzyn at The JewishGen Poland Collection at:
Perhaps you will find familiar family names amongst the records from that town?


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Ina Getzoff

Do you possibly mean Neshvitz which is in Belarus? It was part of the Ukraine.
Ina Getzoff
Delray Beach, Fla.

Kenneth Ryesky

Nezhin comes immediately to mind.

There used to be a Neziner Congregation in Philadelphia (until one of the rabbis they engaged stole its sefer Torah).
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...

Barbara Hemmendinger

May also be spelled as Nizhyn.  It was formerly in the Russian empire and is now in Ukraine (Chernihiv, or formerly Chernigov). 

Barbara Hemmendinger 
researching surnames of Basin and Kozachkov from Starodub, Klintsy, Mglin, Surazh, Nizhyn, Pochep. 

Eric Mack

Another possibility for Nishene, Russia is Knyszyn, which is 26 km NW of Bialystok, Poland.  The "sz" in Polish is pronounced like "sh" in English.

Eric Mack, Jerusalem