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IKHIEL REVICH

Also looking for info on my mother's mother's father, Ikhiel Revich, born probably in Kishinev, Bessarabia, I would think some time in 1890s, one of two children in his family with Luba, his sister, completing the circle. Ikhiel was married to Sonia Savelievna Slavina, native of Rechytsa, Belorussia, and had two children from her-Hannah (my mother's mother), born in 1919 and Haya born a few years later. The couple ran a restaurant in the center of Kishinev, somewhere in the neighborhood of their philarmonic building till the early 1930s when the premature death of Ikhiel forced Sonia to tak over the restaurant on her own, till the Soviets took over in 1940.

During the war Sonia and her daughters were warned on-time by a sympathetic Ukrainian, Alexei (as the Germans were showering Kishinev with bombs) what laid for them in store and were taken by him to a local railway station-their gateway to Uzbekistan where the family spent the next three or four years. During evacuation Hannah met and married one Polish Jewish refugee, a marriage doomed to fail for the newlyweds were too different and her husband had no intention to stay in the Soviet Union (he by the way relocated to Israel after the war where I am presently staying in their Tel-Aviv Hotel Imperial). Luba and her children also survived the war-how we have no idea but her daughter, Anna (who worked at a Kishinev telegraph station) never had any children while her brother married a Russian woman in Siberia nd had three sons with her. Anna might have immigrated to Israel in the early 1990s with her husband, Yakov, a Jewish photographer (because I think I heard his first marriage's daughter had gone to Israel or something) but we don't know for sure.

GNELYA SAVELIEVNA SLAVINA

Pardon me for posting this info again but I want to follow the advise of the researcher who replied to my previous messages and put the names of the people of interest to me in the title section which means that here I am trying to find out what happened with Gnelya Slavina (this is her maiden last name) during the war in Belorussia where Germans killed her as one of hundreds of thousands of Jewish Holocaust victims there (I hope I'm giving you the right numbers). Gnelya was one of four sisters in a family that, besides her, also had Sonia (my mother's mother's mother), Vera-both survived Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, Sonia- through evacuation to Uzbekistan, Vera-we have no idea how but Vera and her daughter Rosa lived in Rechytsa, Belorussia after the war till as late as 1980s, at least Rosa probably did when she, at that time, wrote to Sonia's daughter, Haya, in Kishinev, Moldova, that Rechytsa has been hit hard with the Chernobyl-related radiation and they want to get out of there as soon as possible (Dora had immigrated to Chicago long before the war but we know nothing about her either, in fact, we don't know married last names of any of the sisters except for Sonia).

Sonia moved to Kishinev around 1918 to set up a family with a fellow Jew, born in that region, Ikhiel Revich, and bore two daughters to him-my mother's mother, Hannah (1919-1990) and Haya. Sonia and Ikhiel ran a restaurant in the center of Kishinev, next to their philarmonic building or something till early 1930 when Ikhiel died from a heart attack and Sonia continued to run the business on her own till the Soviets took over and in a way ended her working career in that country. With the exception of her war-time evacuation to Uzbekistan with her daughters, Sonia lived with Haya (and for some time with Haya's son and husband) in the same apartment till 1988 when she passed away (Sonia did) in Kishinev.

Although I visited a million of genealogical websites and organizations, I haven't been able to find any information about Gnelya and her sisters there, including Yad Vashem. If you know anything about parents and other ancestors of the sisters or the life of Gnelya Slavina, don't hesitate to contact me either by email or by sending your correspondence to my American address:

Gelena Bronshteyn,
313 Dulaine Cove,
Birmingham, Alabama,
United States of America

Presently I'm staying at a Tel-Aviv Hotel Imperial, room 206.

URGENT SEARCH, NEED HELP

PLEASE HELP US, THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THIS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT ONE OF OUR RELATIVES WHO WAS KILLED BY THE NAZIS DURING THE WAR IN BELARUSSIA-GNELYA SAVELIEVNA SLAVINA. WE HAVE GONE THROUGH COUNTLESS GENEAOLOGICAL WEBSITES AND ORGANIZATIONS, AND NONE OF THEM HELPED US INCLUDING THE ARCHIVES IN MINSK, CAPITAL OF BELARUS. THIS IS NOT FAIR, EVERYONE ELSE IS CLAIMING ON THE INTERNET THAT THEY FOUND A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR RELATIVES AND ANCESTORS, THERE IS A LONG LINE OF PEOPLE STANDING IN YAD VASHEM, TRYING TO SUBMIT A PAGE OF TESTIMONY ABOUT THEIR RELATIVES KILLED BY THE GERMANS, GNELYA WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE A LONG TIME AGO BUT SHE IS NOT. ALL JEWISH VICTIMS OF FASCHISM EQUALLY DESERVE TO BE POSTED THERE, THESE PEOPLE ARE DEAD, DO YOU UNDERSTAND IT OR NOT, AN UNIMAGINABLE TRAGEDY ESPECIALLY THE ONES WHO LEFT THIS EARTH EARLIER THAN THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO LIKE GNELYA AND POSSIBLY HER OWN FAMILY. IT IS OUR MORAL DEBT AND OBLIGATION TO HONOR THOSE PEOPLE IN EVERY WAY WE CAN, AND WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH HELL BEING TURNED DOWN FOR HELP IN THIS ISSUE IN EVERY C0RNER. THIS IS NOT OUR FAULT THAT WE KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT THAT WOMAN, THIS IS HER MAIDEN LAST NAME, SHE HAD THREE SURVIVING SISTERS-DORA, VERA, AND SONIA (MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER). GNELYA WAS BORN IN BELARUSSIA, PROBABLY IN RECHYTSA BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE SONIA WAS BORN IN 1890S. MAYBE GNELYA, LIKE SONIA, WENT TO A RUSSIAN GYMNASIUM IN RECHYTSA, I DON'T KNOW, SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED IN RECHYTSA OR SOMEWHERE ELSE IN BELARUSSIA, I DON'T KNOW BUT WE KNOW 100% THAT SHE WAS MURDERED DURING THAT ERA IN BELARUSSIA, AND A JUSTICE SHOULD BE RESTORED TO HER NAME. SOME PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE IN THEIR RELATIVES' SEARCHES OVER OTHERS. PLEASE HELP US, YOU CAN ALSO WRITE TO MY FATHER:

GELENA BRONSHTEYN,
313 DULAINE COVE,
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35210
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AS FOR ME, I AM STAYING AT A TEL-AVIV HOTEL IMPERIAL, ROOM 206, AT LEAST TILL THIS MONDAY. THANK YOU.

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Bronshteyns

This maybe one of those sites where I did not know that I can post... (someone answered me that my queries can be as long as I wish, was it this site because I see that my queries here are very short which otherwise never happens). I don't know whether it will be appropriate to add something to my previous messages but I will discuss something new here, the subject that I paid $100 to one researcher in Kishinev, Moldova to investigate-two months ago but don't have a lot of hopes that it will turn out all right. After posting dozens of queries on numerous geneological websites, I did not receive any replies to my liking, and this is very frustrating.

The subject of this posting is Chaim, Liza, and Hannah Bronshteyns, natives of Moldova, perhaps all three from Beltsy, I know Chaim is, born there in 1915. During the war he relocated to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, a temporary home then to many Hitler-driven Jewish refugees including many members of our own family; that is why, this was the place where Chaim met and married the mother of his three children-Zisel Berishovna Golger of Yampol, Ukraine, one of six children of a rabbi as I was told if her father was really a rabbi (I suppose I had heard that some ancestor of hers worked in a synagogue but I don't know which one specifically).

The couple bore two twin sons-Mark (my father) and Genadiy in 1944 in Tashkent and a daughter, Ludmila, nine years later in Kishinev. All their children chose the fields of a mathematical type, like their parents, and became engineers, my father-an engineer-builder. All three also had families, Mark and Ludmila in 1976-the year when they both had daughters (for Ludmila it was one of her two children, she bore the second in 1987), and Genadiy had his three years ealier by bringing his only child into this world-Rosalia who with her parents relocated to Beer-Sheba, Israel, 16 years ago. Chaim died in 1986, and I don't think neither of his sisters is alive (Hannah married someone from the family of the infamous Romanian revolutioner, Bujor). Zinaida, I, my parents, Ludmila, her family, and her husband's father and sisters with their families relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, United States, in 1990s-shortly after Zisel's two nieces and a nephew with their families made it to the same city but I and my mother recently relocated to Tel-Aviv, Israel with the intention to apply for aliya here, and we are staying in Hotel Imperial in Tel-Aviv, in room 206.

If you know anything about parents of Chaim and his other ancestors and/or have their photographs including photographs of Chaim's childhood and youth, please contact me by email or phone (I will be staying in this hotel till Monday). You can also write to my father in Birmingham:

Gelena Bronshteyn,
313 Dulaine Cove,
Birmingham, Alabama 35210,
United States of America

Milyavskiys

Looking for info on Osip, Liza, Itzhak (1894-1957), Fanya, Simon (1915-1960) Milyavskiys, originally from Chernihiv, Ukraine. G. Bronshteyn, 313 Dulaine Cove, Birmingham, Alabama 35210.

Slavins

Looking for info on ancestors of Sonia, Gnelya (murdered during the war), Vera, and Dora (relocated to Chicago around 1920) Slavins from Rechitsa, Belorussia, born there around 1900. G. Bronshteyn, 313 Dulaine Cove, Bham, Al. 35210.