Koidanov Massacre of 1941 #belarus

Chicago Bubby

I am also interested in this information as I too have family from there on two sides of my family. Names are Pollakoff (Pollack in the US) and Rubin. 

Is there a link as to where the Yizkor book and can be found? Thank you.

Cyndee Meystel 
Chicago, IL 

Neil Bass

I, too, am interested if any of my family remained in Koidanov as they seemed to have vanished around 1942. My great-grandfather, Szmul Jonas Bas (b. 1865), lived in Koidanov until he disappeared around 1942. One of his children, living in New York, corresponded with him by letter until the letters were ultimately returned undeliverable in 1942. We don't know what happened to him and two of his daughters. Their names do not appear in any Holocaust list. Curious if there is any way to research this matter.

Thank you,
Neil Bass nbass@...

Barbara Davis

My family , also comes from Koidanov, although they arrived in the USA in 1905.  I am interested if any of the family remained there.
Thank you,
Barbara Davis docbarb3@...

Lewis, Megan

The Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German-Fascist Crimes Committed on Soviet Territory from the USSR contains name lists for some towns/villages.
Both Yad Vashem and USHMM have indexed the collection and the names are findable in their names databases.

Megan Lewis
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  


In the Koydenov Yizkor book published in 1955 by the United Koydanover Association there are 40 pages of memoriam and condolence ads totaling quite a number of names.

But no actual name list. 

Daniel Ewenczyk

Jim Peskin

I would be very interested in this information. My family comes from there.


Are there any records of those who perished in this mass grave? Or, against all odds, survived?

Thank you,
Judy Cohen

Researching: Zawelowicz, Schneider, Kissen