Searching for a relative who escaped to USA from Nazi Germany during WWII #belarus #germany #usa


NK
 

Good day
 
I try to find information about my relative
 
During the 2nd WW he has been taken by nazi army from Vyalikiya Chuchavichy, Brest Region, Belarus.
I dont know how his name was spelled in German/English, but in Russian it is: 
Name - Иван 
Patronymic - Васильевич 
Surname - Грицкевич 
My own ideas of how his name might have been spelled in English: Ivan/Iwan/Johann/John...
My own ideas of how his surname might have been spelled in English: Gritskevich/Grickeviz/Hryzkevitch...
 
Once being brought by nazies to Germany he has escaped on the ship to USA together with other jew people.
 
My family was contacted by him from USA where he has settled and created a family, but unfo the USSR didnt allow this communication going further and the link was lost.
I would like you to help me to find the information about him, he might have already passed away as he supposed to be born before 1930, but I dont know.
All what I have is above information and the photo which he has sent us from USA in one of the mail prior to it got forbidden by USSR authorities.
 
Thank you for your reply in advance
 
Brgds
Mykola Kazadayev

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Brgds
Mykola Kazadayev


jbonline1111@...
 

I wonder if you have the year when he came to the United States or any information about where in the United States he lived.  Do you know if he became a US citizen? Was he an adult when he escaped or still a child?  Any such facts might help us in helping you.  
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


NK
 

Dear Barbara thank you

He escaped to USA on the ship during 1941-1945 from Nazi regime in Germany
He has already been an adult
His father's middle name was: Василий 
(I think it shall be spelled Vasiliy)

Time being this is the information which I have
 
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Brgds
Mykola Kazadayev


aviator6081@...
 

Hi Mykola,

If this is helpful, this photo of your relative shows him in a U.S. Navy officer's uniform. You might try and ask for help in some of the military subgroups.

Good luck, 

Eric Benjaminson


jbonline1111@...
 

Hi, Mykola,

A very quick search at this site, https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=_Gritskevich&gender=m&name_x=_1,  brought up a number of entries with the first possible surname you offered.  I actually started with this very useful tool:  https://stevemorse.org/index.html.

Though I didn't see an Ivan/John or similar name, there was a name similar to Vasiliy.  May I suggest you try the Steve Morse page and see if that brings up any results for you? 

I am replying to the group so others will not duplicate this information.
Best wishes, 
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC