Borisov Family Stories

The story of the Rosenbloom family is memorialized by the Museum of Jewish History

Israel Pickholtz contributed this photo of his great aunt Sadie nee Rosenbloom. She is standing in Borisov next to the gravestone of her mother Etta-Bryna Rosenbloom daughter of Yehudah ha Levi. Etta-Bryna died 6 Nissan 5656. Sadie emigrated to the US and died in NYC in 1916. The picture was probably taken just before she left Borisov. Etta-Bryna's maiden name is unknown, but Israel believes she is somehow connected to the Lichterman and Benenson families.

Susan Graber Slusky contributed this 1932 photo of her great uncle Isaak Vorobei (c.1878-1942) and his children David and Tsilya. Isaak was born in Borisov to Abram Vorobei and Yente Chaikah nee Podmazo. The Podmazo cousins used the name Mazin in the US. Isaak's six siblings came to the US and shortened the name to Vorob. Isaak and his family remained in the Soviet Union. Of the three in the photo, only David survived WWII.


Florence Minkow has generously contributed this photo of Rose Minkow and her six children, Alex, Max, Harry, Irving, David, and Anne, taken in Borisov in 1908. Rose's husband Jacob left for America in 1907 and the rest of the family pictured here joined him in 1911. The family settled in South Bend, IN. Their many descendants spread across the US. Rose was born Rose Cashdan in Borisov in 1898. Her mother was born a Weinstein. Florence Minkow has gathered extensive information on the Minkow/Cashdan/Weinstein/Hodes clan from Borisov. You may contact her for further information via JewishGen. She is researcher #23793.

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Updated October 31, 2019
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