Brest, Belarus

 

                                                                            


Alternate names: Brest [Bel], Brest Litovsk [Rus], Brześć Litewski [Pol], Brześć nad Bugiem [Pol, 1918-39], Brisk [Yid], Brasta [Lith], Brest Litowsk, Brisk Dlita, Brisk de-Lita, Brześć-Litewsk, Brist nad Bugie, Bzheshch nad Bugyem, Bieraście


Region: Grodno                        Coordinates: 52°06' N, 23°42' E

Brest Landsmanshaft Cemetery Plots in the New York Area:


Brisk Benevolent Association  –  Mt. Zion Cemetery - Path 20 Right, Gate 5; Path 14 Right, Gate 7

Brisker Benevolent  Society  Beth David (Elmont) Cemetery - Section H, Block 2

Brisker Benevolent  Society    New Montefiore Cemetery -  Section 6, Block 6

Brisker Cechanovtzer Frat Organization    Wellwood Cemetery- Block 38, Section 2

Brisker Congregation (Synagogue)   Grove Street & South Orange Ave – Grove Street (maps #5 & 6)

Brisker Ladies Benevolent Association –  Mt. Hebron Cemetery - Block 3, Path 11

Brisker Lodge #337 - Independent Order Brith Sholom – Mt. Lebanon (NY) - Block J, Section 7

Brisker Lodge #682 - Independent Order Brith Abraham – Mt. Judah - Section 2, Block 1

Brotherhood & Benevolent Society of the People of Brisk De Litau Inc. - Montefiore Cem. - Block 16, Gate 502/W

Brotherhood & Benevolent Society of the People of Brisk Delita Inc. - Montefiore Cem. - Section 6, Block 12

Chevra Ahavat Achim Brisk D'Lita  –  Washington (B'klyn) Cem. - Section 1, Post 59, 93 & 118; Section 4, Post 461

Chevra Ahavath Sholem Mebrisk Delito  –  Mt. Zion Cemetery - Path 9 Left, Gate 2

Brisker Lodge #565 - Independent Order Brith Abraham –  Mt. Hebron Cemetery - Block 3, Path 20

Independent Brisker – Grove Street & South Orange Ave - Union Field - Map #6; Talmud Torah - Map #12

Independent Brisker Young Men  – Montefiore Cemetery -  Block 16, Gate 357/N

Independent Brisker Young Men – Beth Israel Memorial Park Cemetery - Block 11B

Progressive Brisker Benevolent Association  –   Beth Israel Memorial Park - Block 11B

Progressive Brisker Benevolent Association  –  Mt. Zion Cemetery - Path A Left, Gate 24

United Brisker Ben Society - Beth David (Elmont) Cemetery - Section B, Block 6



Two other good sources for material:

  1. Ellis Island Database. 

  2. Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony.



Links


The JewishGen Belarus Database is a multiple-database search containing more than 500,000 entries from Belarus which incorporates the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JRI -Poland, Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Birth Records, Marriage Records, Belarus Names Database, Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854, Revision Lists and much more! The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly.


The URL for the JewishGen Belarus Database:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

 


http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/



http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/


Translation of Brisk de-Lita: Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brest2/Brest2.html


Translation of Brisk Edicion Aniversario

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest/brest.html


Translation of “Brest” chapter from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00226.html


The Brest Ghetto Passport Archive

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/brest.htm


The Brest conscripts database

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/lists_of_conscripts_for_brest_1891_1918.htm




Other Links of interest: 


International Jewish Cemetery Project

Report on the Brest Cemetery

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/belarus/brest.html



The 2 entire Belarus Yizkor Books were scanned by The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division..  All the pages can be viewed in the original format:


Brisḳ-de-Liṭa / ha-ʻorekh (1954)

http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=1828


Entsiḳlopedyah shel galuyot = Entsiḳlopedye fun di goles lender : Brisḳ de-Liṭa (1958)

http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=1834


The Brest-Belarus Group

http://www.brest-belarus.org/


Brest-Litovsk – Jewish Virtual Library

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0004_0_03518.html


Brest, Belarus Postcard

http://www.edwardvictor.com/Brest.htm


Brest Jews Commemorate Ghetto Prisoners

http://www.eurojewcong.org/belarus/5244-brest-jews-commemorate-ghetto-prisoners.html


Brest-Litovsk - from The Jewish Encyclopedia

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/je_brest_litovsk.htm



The Diary of Rabbi Rozenblum

http://brest-belarus.org/bc/RozenblumDiary/overview.i.html


                                                                                Brest, Belarus 

                                                              

    Brisk בריסק

                                                                                    Town                                       District                              Province                            Country


Before WWI (c.1900):                           Brest                                        Brest                                  Grodno                              Russian Empire

Between the wars (c. 1930):                Brześć nad Bugiem            Brześć nad Bugiem      Polesie                               Poland

After WWII (c. 1950):                            Brest                                                                                                                                  Soviet Union

Today (c. 2000):                                      Brest                                                                                                                                  Belarus


Jewish Population in 1900:       30,608 (in 1897), 21,796 (1929)


Russian: Брест-Литовск. Belarusian: Брэст. Yiddish: בריסק

Major city in SW Belarus.

Capital of Polesie province of Poland, 1918-1939.

Nearby Jewish Communities:

  1. Terespol, Poland 6 miles WSW

  2. Chernavchitsy 8 miles N

  3. Kodeń, Poland 14 miles SSW

  4. Zhabinka 15 miles ENE

  5. Piszczac, Poland 16 miles SW

  6. Volchin 21 miles NW

  7. Zamosty 21 miles NNE

  8. Kamyanyets 21 miles NNE

  9. Janów Podlaski, Poland 22 miles WNW

  10. Charniany 23 miles ESE

  11. Vysokaye 23 miles NW

  12. Biała Podlaska, Poland 24 miles W

  13. Abramovo 25 miles N

  14. Domachëvo 25 miles S

  15. Sławatycze, Poland 25 miles SSW

  16. Łomazy, Poland 27 miles WSW

  17. Niemirów, Poland 27 miles WNW

  18. Malaryta 27 miles SE

  19. Konstantynów, Poland 27 miles WNW

  20. Wisznice, Poland 29 miles SW

  21. Kobryn 29 miles ENE

  22. Rossosz, Poland 30 miles SW

Additional information for Brest:

  1. Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 195-196: "Brest-Litovsk".

  2. Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 5 (1990), pp. 226-237: "Brześć nad Bugiem".

  3. Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 10: "Brest Litovsk, Brisk, Brisk D'Lita".

  4. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, pp. 399-404: "Brześć Litewski".

  5. JewishGen Belarus SIG

  6. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland