Grodno, Belarus


8 February 2017

I’ve seen your webpage for Grodno where you ask for Grodno descendants.  My father was born in Grodno and left for the USA when he was 34 years old.

My Jewish name is Pesach Yonah Malevich

Good luck!


8 February 2017

My grandparents were BADASH and maternal KUSHNER of Grodno. Did you know that

the great baseball pitcher Sandy KOUFAX is a Grodno descendant from both

parent's sides (mother LICHTENSTEIN, father BRAUN, and step father KOVACS

changed to KOUFAX who was a hungarian sephardic jew)?


8 February 2017


Thanks for creating the Grodno page. I am a descendent. Please go to my family tree. My paternal grandfather Benjamin Stoloff is from Bialystok and my paternal grandmother Florence Zegerman is from Slonim Grodno. Her father owned a bakery. I have some family stories. I just found out my ggf and ggm fate this year after someone told me to revisit Yad Vashem. My mother's side is also from Grodno as I am close to establishing the biological connection between my maternal ggm and paternal ggf.

I look forward to communicating with you.

Deborah Stoloff


9 February 2017

My wife's family of Libling/Leibling came from Grodno and Suchowola Poland.


Kieran Healy


11 February 2017

My father, Harry (Herschel) Kaplan was a native of Grodno. His parents were Nuchom and Sarah (Katz)Kaplan.




Herb Kaplan,

Phoenix, AZ. 


15 February 2017

My Grandfather, Morris Cohen, was from Grodno.  He came to the US in 1892 and died in 1935.  His US citizenship papers say he was born in Grodno, Russia.  His immigration papers say Naraweka.  In Hamburg it is listed as Russia but in NY 3 weeks later it is listed as Poland.  I cannot trace him back any further, but I do have his parent's names off of his marriage license.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Marv Cohen


6 May 2021

The Levin / Levine Family: Life in Grodno and Immigration to America

by Marjorie Geiser