KATZOFF family-Brisk/Brest-litovsk, #latinamerica #israel #russia

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I have a chart detailing a group of KATZOFF siblings from
Brisk/Brest-Litovsk. I know that we are somehow connected but am
trying to research the exact connection. My grandfather, who left
Brisk/B.L. at the turn of the century and came to NYC was Reuven
Shraga (Philip) KATZOFF son of Reuven Shraga (born posthumously).

The siblings in the chart are:

Yosef-Poland, Argentina, Israel
Chaim-Poland, Argentina
Moshe-Poland, Russia,Israel
Shulamit-Poland, Argentina
maya Miriam-Poland, Argentina

There is another brother Manny who came to the USA but as , according
to the information i have, his father was also Menachem, I am not sure
if he was born also after his father's death, Manny is not Menachem or
some other mistake in the chart.

Another probable relative was an Arieh Leib KETZEV,, head of the
Israel diamond industry many years ago who, if I understood correctly
when I spoke to him many years ago was a holocaust survivor. His son
and grandson are lawyers in Israel.


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Sherri Bobish


There is a Mannie KATZOFF who naturalized in NYC.  He was born 19 Mar 1906 Brest-Litovsk, Russia.

Mannie was formerly known as Menasseh KACAF.

He arrived in The U.S. in 1922.

The witnesses on his nat papers were David KATZOFF, a chiropractor, and Joseph KATZ, a delicatessen owner.


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)

Sherri Bobish


More on Mannie KATZOFF.

Mannie KATZOFF's 1922 passenger manifest (under name Menasze KACAF)
says nearest relative left behind in BL was Aunt Necha WEISBROT.

His passage was paid by HIAS.

He was bound for his brother Philip KATZHAFF in Brooklyn, NY.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ