ABRAMOWITZ of Novarodok-19th cent. #names

Yonatan Ben-Ari

How would I go about finding jews in Novarodok by the name of
ABRAMOWITZ during the 19th cent. ?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


There are four translated revision lists for Nesvizh (60 km away), spanning 1834 to 1879.  If revision lists exist for Nesvizh, it seems plausible that they also exist for other shtetls in the region, like Nowogrudek (Novaradok). 

The Yizkor book for Nowogrudek includes about 30 perished Jews named Abramowitz.  The name index is at the back of the book.  The book also includes an equally long list of Abramowitz who lived in Nowogrudek and another list of Abramowitz citizens in Korelitz.  The century is not entirely correct for your search, but some of these people would have been born in the 19th century.

Korelitz (Karelichy, 15 km away) had many Abramowitz.  Korelitz survivor Yaakov Abramowitz's (z'l) daughter in Israel has personal records, including photographs, one of which included my great uncle.  I reached Yaakov's daughter through researcher Ann Belinsky in Israel, who edited the Yizkor book for Korelitz.  (The Korelitz Yizkor book does not have a list of names...the Korelitz names are listed in the Nowogrudek Yizkor book.)

Nowogrudek is known for the tunnel that Jews dug to escape the ghetto.  Most of those who survived this daring escape joined the Bielski Partisans.  Commemorating this, there is a Jewish Resistance Museum in Nowogrudek.  The museum director is Tamara Vershitskaya.  Tamara surprises me with the information that she has collected.  She found the abandoned farm where my grandmother was born.  Maybe Tamara has a surprise for you?  If there are Abramowitz descendants from Nowogrudek, Tamara may know them.

Jack Kagan (z'l) was a survivor of Nowogrudek and he was instrumental in preserving records for Nowogrudek.  This included authoring a book about Nowogrudek.  I corresponded with his daughter a year or two ago.  She may be another search venue for you.

If you need help contacting these people, let me know privately.  I am reluctant to post personal contact information in a public forum.

Ken Domeshek - Houston

Damesek - Nesvizh
Braverman - Nesvizh
Kartorzynski - Korelitz, Nowogrudek, Negnewicze
Sinienski - Negnewicze, Wsielub, Lyubcha
Simonowitz - Negnewicze


In the discussion about Abramovitz in Novogrudok, it was noted that many Abramovitz families lived in Korelitz (Karelich), which is very close to Novogrudok.
In the discussion it was also noted that "the Korelitz Yizkor book does not have a list of names...the Korelitz names are listed in the Nowogrodek Yizkor book."

However, please note this clarification:
1) The names of those who were murdered in the Holocaust do appear in the translated online Korelitz book on Pages 290-311.
2) Although an Index of names was not originally prepared for the translated Korelitz book when it was first published in hardcover, it was added in later.
The Index appears as a link on the JewishGen YBIP page for Korelitz  https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indices/Karelichy_index.pdf.

(and similarly there is an Index of names for the Yizkor Book of Lyubcha and Delyatichi, 2 towns not far from Korelitz):   https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indices/Lyubcha_index.pdf

Indeed in the Novogrudok Yizkor Book there are both:
a List of the Jews in the Ghetto of Karelich prepared in Russian which does not appear in the Korelitz Yizkor Book, and
a List of Martyrs of Karelich, which does seems to be the same as that appearing in the Korelitz Yizkor Book, despite different transliterations of the names.
 General information re Name Indices to Yizkor Books in Print – Initially all Yizkor Books in Print did not have Name Indices. However at some stage the Project Coordinators decided they should be prepared, and the Name Index is now included in every Yizkor Book published or republished. For those holding earlier published books, the Yizkor Books in Print page now includes links to the Name Index for the book that people can print out and slip into their books.
Ann Belinsky -Israel
Translation Coordinator of the Korelitz Yizkor Book and of the Lyubcha and Delyatichi Yizkor Book,
MANTEL - Dumbrova-Tarnow or the surroundings
HALFCOTE, HELFGOTT - Warsaw, England
BELINSKY - Male-Sedlishche (Shlishtch Zuta)