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Russian Jewish Encyclopedia
Surnames starting with the letter Z

translated by Josif and Vitaly Charny

The following list is a translation of names and minimal personal data for 8,500 people included in Jewish Encyclopedia of Russia (Rossiyskaya Evreiskaya Entsiclopediya); first edition; 1995, Moscow.

Famous people who are listed in the book, which in fact is a biographical dictionary, were born in Russia, the USSR, the Russian Empire, or lived there. This is the first edition of this kind in Russia and a large group of specialist from Russia, Israel and other countries participated in the project.

There are many more well known people in Russia to be included in the next edition of the book. We have to remember that the success of many of these people was achieved against all odds related to limited opportunities that Jews had in Russia.

The translation is an attempt to inform people about this additional source available for researchers.

Vitaly Charny

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Surname Given name Patronymic Birth date Birth place Death date Death place Occupation aka (other name) Entry number
ZABARANatan Ilich 1908Rogachev, Mogilev1975KievAuthor 2435
ZABAROVSKYOizer 1869Goloskov, Podolia? Author 2440
ZABEZENSKYBer-Iser 1860Velizh, Vitebsk1900 Author 2436
ZABLUDOVSKYIzrail 1850Belostok, Grodno1905Berlin, GermanyMedicineIsidor Veniaminovich2437
ZABLUDOVSKYNoyakh 1858Belostok, Grodno1934BelostokAuthor 2438
ZABLUDOVSKYPavelEfimovich1894Khashchevatoe, Podolia1993MoscowHistory 2439
ZADIONCHENKOSemionBorisovich1898Kremenchug, Poltava1972MoscowParty FunctionaryShimon Borukhovich Zaionchik2443
ZADKINOsipAlekseevich1890Smolensk1967ParisSculptorTsadkin7453
ZADOV-ZINKOVSKYLevNikolaevich1892Vesyolaya, Ekaterinoslav1938 Military 2444
ZADRUNSKYIsroel 1850Belostok, Grodno1928WarsawAuthor 2445
ZAGORSKYVladimirMikhailovich1883Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia1919MoscowRevolutionaryLubotsky, Volf Mikhelevich2441
ZAGOSKINDavidEfimovich1900Surazh, Vitebsk1942LeningradArtist 2442
ZAICHIKAvrom-Khaim ? ? Translator 2449
ZAICHIKGenadiyLvovich1957Tbilisi  Chess 2450
ZAIDAleksandr 1886Balagansk, Siberia1938Sheikh AbrekZionist 2446
ZAIDENMANArnold 1880Dubno, Volyn1927TaganrogPublic Figure 2447
ZAIDENSHNUREvelinaEfimovna1902Elizavetgrad, Kherson1985MoscowLiterature Study 2448
ZAKAbramIsaakovich1828Bobruisk, Minsk1893Hessen, GermanyFinancier 2451
ZAKAvrom 1891Amdur, Grodno? Author 2453
ZAKIsidorArkadevich1909Odessa  Opera Conductor 2455
ZAKLyudmilaMarkovna1917Kharkov  History 2456
ZAKSergeySergeevich1868 1930 Economy 2457
ZAKVladimirGrigorevich1913Brdichev, Kiev  Chess 2454
ZAKYakovIzrailovich1913Odessa1976MoscowMusic 2458
ZAKAvraamGershkovich1913Tamashpol  Archtect 2452
ZAKHODERBorisVladimirovich1918Kagul, Bessarabia  Author 2504
ZAKSGrigoryDavydovich1882 1937 Politics 2459
ZAKSSamuilMarkovich1884St. Petersburg1937MoscowRevolutionaryI.i.gladnev; Aleksandr; Khoma Brut2460
ZAKSShmuel 1873 1939WarsawAuthor 2461
ZALERItskhak 1868Warsaw1936WarsawAuthor 2462
ZALESSKYPavelYakovlevich1902Nagornye, Minsk1970MoscowEngineering 2463
ZALKAMate 1896Matolch, Austro-Hungary1937SpainMilitary AuthorBela Frankl2464
ZALKINDAleksandr 1866Shklov, Mogilev1931JerusalemPublic Figure 2465
ZALKINDAleksandrBorisovich1927Dnepropetrovsk  Engineering 2466
ZALKINDAleksandrIsaevich1914   EconomyA.vikentev2467
ZALKINDAronBorisovich1888Kharkov1936MoscowPsychology 2468
ZALKINDBorisAleksandrovich1894Skrigalovo, Mogilev1971 Medicine 2469
ZALKINDIvanAbramovich1885 1928LeningradRevolutionary 2470
ZALKINDLazarBorisovich1886Kharkov1945Komsomolsk-Na-AmureChess 2471
ZAL'KINDYulySigizmundovich1875Vilna1948LeningradChemistry 2475
ZALKINDYakov-Meer 1875Kobrin, Grodno1937Haifa, IsraelAuthor 2472
ZALKINSONIsaak Edvard 1820Vilna1883ViennaTranslatorEliezer2473
ZALMANOVAleksandrSolomonovich1875 1964 MedicineAbram2474
ZALTSERSemionZalmanovich1898Nikolaev, Kherson1941OdessaArtist 2476
ZALTSMANAlekseyMaksimovich1899Teofipol, Volyn1963MoscowArchtect 2477
ZALTSMANIsaakMoiseevich1905Tomashpol, Podolia1988LeningradEngineering 2478
ZALTSMANPavelYakovlevich1912Kishinev1985 Artist 2479
ZAMBROVSKITsemakh-Menakhim 1911Warsaw  Rabbi 2480
ZAMBROVSKYRoman 1909Zambruv, Lomzha1977WarsawPolitics 2481
ZAMENGOFLudvig Lazar 1859Belostok, Grodno1917WarsawMedicineZemenkhof2482
ZAMOSHCHINPaltiel 1851Odessa1909ViennaAuthor 2483
Surname Given name Patronymic Birth date Birth place Death date Death place Occupation aka (other name) Entry number
ZAMSKYKhananiySamsonovich1913Surazh, Chernigov  Speech Impediment Specialist 2484
ZAMUELGrermanRafailovich1941Leningrad  Ballet Dancer 2485
ZANDMikhailIsaakovich1927Kamenets-Podolsk  History 2486
ZANDERLINGKurt 1912Aris, Poland  Conductor 2487
ZAPOLMikhailYudelevich1914Krasnaya Sloboda, Azerbaijan  Archtect 2488
ZARETSKAYASofiaMoiseevna1881Polotsk, VitebskAft1934 PoliticsSheina Movshevna; Nastasya Nikolaevna; N.n.charskaya2489
ZARETSKYAizikIzrailevich1892Pinsk, Minsk1956KurskLinguistics 2490
ZARETSKYIosif 1891Borispol, Poltava1985IsraelArtist 2492
ZARETSKYSolomonMoiseevich1889Kiev1975KievArtist 2493
ZARETSKYZeev 1927Moscow  Physical-Chemistry 2491
ZARKHIAleksandrGrigorevich1908St. Petersburg  Cinematography 2494
ZARKHINatan 1900 1935LeningradAuthorIsaak Abramovich Gurevich2495
ZARKHINAleksandrMoiseevich1897Zolotonosha, Poltava1988Tel-AvivEngineering 2496
ZASLAVSKAYASulamifAleksandrovna1918Cherkassy, Kiev  Artist 2497
ZASLAVSKYAbramMoiseevich1899Odessa1962MoscowArchtect 2498
ZASLAVSKYDavidIosifovich1880Kiev1965MoscowAuthor 2499
ZASLAVSKYIlyaIosifovich1960Moscow  Politics 2501
ZASLAVSKYMikhailSamoilovich1925 1976Lvov, UkraineChoreographer 2502
ZASLAVSKYYevgenyLvovich1924Aleksandriya, Kherson  Archtect 2500
ZASTENKERNaumEfimovich1903Voronezh1977MoscowHistory 2503
ZBARSKYBoris Ilich 1885Kamenets-Podolsk1954MoscowBiochemistryBer Elievich2506
ZBARSKYIlyaBorisovich1913   Biochemistry 2507
ZBARZHERVelil 1826Zbarazh,galicia1883Istambul, TurkeyAuthorVenyamin-Volf Erenkran2505
ZEIDENBERGSaveliyMoiseevich1862Berdichev, Kiev1942YaroslavlArtist 2517
ZEIFERTMoishe 1851Vilkomir, Kovno1922New YorkAuthor 2520
ZEIGARNIKBlyumaVolfovna1900Preny, Suvalki1988MoscowPsychology 2516
ZEILIGERDmitriyNikolaevich1864 1936 Mathematician 2518
ZEILIGER-RUBINSHTEINYevgenyIosifovich1890Odessa1969LeningradEducation 2519
ZEIRAMordekhay 1905Kiev1968Tel-AvivMusicGreben2515
ZELDA  1914Chernigov1984JerusalemAuthorZelda Shneerson-Mishkovskaya2521
ZELDINYasha 1901Vilna1942 Author 2528
ZELDISBoris M. 1915Gaisin, Podolia  Business 2522
ZELDOVICHAleksandrGrigorevich1915Ekaterinburg1987Dubna, MoscowPhysical-Chemistry 2529
ZELDOVICHAleksandra 1945Arzamas-16  PhysicsVarkovitskaya2536
ZELDOVICHBorisYakovlevich1944Moscow  Physics 2530
ZELDOVICHMarina 1939Leningrad  PhysicsOvchinnikova2535
ZELDOVICHMoiseyGoratsievich1919Kamenets-Podolsk  Literature Study 2531
ZELDOVICHOlga 1938Leningrad  Physics 2534
ZELDOVICHYakovBorisovich1869Novogrudok, Minsk1949LeningradMedicine 2532
ZELDOVICHYakov-Borisovich 1914Minsk1987MoscowPhysics 2533
ZELENSKYIsaakAbramovich1890Saratov1938 Party Functionary 2523
ZELENYBorisMoiseevich1916Kakhovka, Kherson  ArtistBorukh2524
ZELIKMANAbramNaumovich1911Gomel, Mogilev1993MoscowEngineering 2525
ZELIKMANIsaakFedorovich1896 1968KrasnodarEngineering 2526
ZELMANOVAbramLeonidovich1913Gadyach, Poltava1987MoscowAstronomer 2537
ZELTNERVladimir Z. 1909Kiev1977Tel-AvivLawyer 2527
ZELTSERIogannMoiseevich1905Odessa1941KronshtadtAuthor 2538
ZELYAKHNaumMarkovich? 1908 Archtect 2539
ZEMBAMenakhem 1883 1943WarsawRabbi 2540
ZEMLERUBVictorAbramovich1910   Engineering 2541
ZEMLYACHKARozaliaSamoilovna1876Kiev1947MoscowPublic FigureNee Zalkind; Samoilova2542
Surname Given name Patronymic Birth date Birth place Death date Death place Occupation aka (other name) Entry number
ZEMSKYIlya 1980 1962Rochester, NyArtist 2543
ZEMURAYSamuel 1878Kishinev1961 Business 2544
ZENKEVICHLevAleksandrovich1889Tsaryov, Astrakhan1970MoscowNature Scientist 2545
ZEVINLevYakovlevich1903Vitebsk1942 Artist 2512
ZEVINSlhloma-Iosef 1890Kazimirov, Minsk1978JerusalemRabbi 2513
ZEVINYakovDavidovich1884Krasanopole, Mogilev1918 Revolutionary 2514
ZHABOTINSKYAnatoliyMarkovich1938Moscow  Biophysics 2399
ZHABOTINSKYMarkEfremovich1917Aleksandrovsk, Ekaterinoslav  Physics 2401
ZHABOTINSKYZeev 1880Odessa1940New YorkZionistVladimir Evhenevich2400
ZHARKOVSKYYevgenyEmmanuilovich1906Kiev1985MoscowMusic 2402
ZHDANOVLevGrigorevich1864Kiev1951SochiAuthorLeon Germanovich Gelman2404
ZHEFROKINZhyul 1911St. Petersburg  Editor 2410
ZHELEZNYAKYakov Ilich 1941Odessa  Sport 2406
ZHELEZNYAKOVYakovMoiseevich1897 1937 Engineering Military 2407
ZHEMCHUZHINAPolinaSemionovna1897Pologi, Ekaterinoslav1970MoscowPublic FigureKarpovskaya Perl2408
ZHERNEVSKYMoisha Eliya 1897Kamenets-Litovsk, Grodno1948 AuthorM E Jaque (Zhak)2409
ZHEZLOVMikhailSergeevich1898Verkhne-Chirskaya, Don1960MoscowPublic Health 2405
ZHIDOVETSKYShmuel 1897Tetiev, Kiev1964MoscowPublic FigureSamuil Ionovich2412
ZHIDOVINLeon ? 1490MoscowMedicine 3829
ZHIRAMSholem 1909Vilna1941 Author 2413
ZHIRINOVSKYVladimirVulfovich1946Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan  Politics 2414
ZHIRMUNSKYAlekseyViktorovich1921Petrograd (St. Petersburg)  Biology 2415
ZHIRMUNSKYVictorMaksimovich1891St. Petersburg1971St. PetersburgLiterature Study 2416
ZHISLINGrigoryEfimovich1945Leningrad  Music 2417
ZHISLINSamuilGrigorevich1898Chausy, Mogilev1967MoscowPsychiatry 2418
ZHITLOVSKYKhaimIosifovich1865Ushachi, Vitebsk1943Calgary, CanadaAuthor 2419
ZHITNITSKYGersh-Leib 1891Seradz, Kalish1942 Author 2420
ZHITOMIRSKYAleksandrMatveevich1881Kherson1937LeningradMusic 2421
ZHITOMIRSKYDanielVladimirovich1906Pavlograd, Ekaterinoslav1992MoscowMusic 2422
ZHITOMIRSKYKonstantinGrigorevich1863Mariupol, Ekaterinoslav1919TaganrogEducationIzrail Girshevich2423
ZHITOMIRSKYYakovAbramovich1880 ? PoliceOttsov2424
ZHIVI. ? ? Dancer 2411
ZHOLTKEVICHLidiaAleksandrovna1901Podlestsy, Podolia1991MoscowArtist 2425
ZHOLUDEVNaum Ilich 1922Gomel, Mogilev1985MinskMilitary Hero 2426
ZHOROVIsaakSolomonovich1898Mogilev1976MoscowMedicine 2427
ZHUKAleksandrVladimirovich1917Kiev  Archtect 2428
ZHUKIsaakAbramovich1902Poltava1973MoscowMusic 2429
ZHUKHOVITSKYLeonidAronovich1932Kiev  Author 2434
ZHUKOVSKYErnstZalmonovich1930Arkhangelsk  Engineering 2433
ZHUKOVSKYOskarSolomonovich1906Vitebsk  Military 2430
ZHUKOVSKYSemionBorisovich1896Kiev1940MoscowPublic FigureSolomon Berkovich2431
ZHUKOVSKYShmuel 1901Kiev1931MoscowArt Study 2432
ZHVANETSKYMikhailMikhailovich1934Odessa  AuthorManievich2403
ZILBERAnatoliyPetrovich1931Zaporozhe  Medicine 2550
ZILBERItskhak-Iosef 1917Kazan  Rabbi 2551
ZILBERLevAleksandrovich1894Medved, Novgorod1966MoscowMicrobiology 2552
ZILBERFARBMoishe 1876Rovny, Volyn1934Otwock, PolandAuthorMoisey2561
ZILBERGMoshe 1900Skavdili, Kovno1975JerusalemLawyer 2553
ZILBERMANIzrailIosifovich1913Kiev  Artist 2554
ZILBERMANKhaimAizekovich1907Rashkov, Podolia1974MoscowAuthor 2555
ZILBERMANYakov Ilich 1901Nezhin, Chernigov1969LeningradChemistry 2556
Surname Given name Patronymic Birth date Birth place Death date Death place Occupation aka (other name) Entry number
ZILBERMINTSVeniaminArkadevich1887Poltava1938 Geology 2557
ZILBERSHTEINBeinush 1902Lodz1942Cc AuschwitzAuthor 2563
ZILBERSHTEINKhaimAizekovich1845Warsaw1907 Author 2564
ZILBERTAvraamEfroimovich1903Kursk1944MoscowArchtect 2558
ZILBERTBen 1893Gorki, Mogilev1939Florida, UsaArtist 2559
ZILBERTSZavl 1881Karlin, Minsk1948New YorkConductor, MusicZvulun2560
ZILBERTSVAIGZalman 1894Ozharov, Radom? Author 2562
ZILBURGGrigoryDavydovich1890Kiev1959 Psychiatry 2565
ZILBURGMoishe 1884Molodechno, Vilna? Author 2566
ZIMANLevYakovlevich1900Skopin, Ryazan1956 Geography 2567
ZIMINBorisNikolaevich1929Moscow  Geography 2568
ZINDELSAbramMoiseevich1915Lipovets, Kiev1943Melitopol, TavriaMilitary Hero 2576
ZINGERAvrom 1864Kopyl, Minsk1920BobruiskAuthor 2569
ZINGERIsroel-Iegusha 1893Belgorai, Poland1944New YorkAuthor 2570
ZINGERLeib 1899Romny, Poltava1957MoscowHistory 2572
ZINGERLaionell 1920Kremenchug, Poltava  Rabbi 2571
ZINGERMANBorisIsaakovich1928Odessa  Theater 2573
ZINGMANKalman 1889Slobodka, Kovno1929Simferopol, CrimeaAuthor 2574
ZINGORENKOGrigoryIsaakovich1895Kiev1973MoscowEngineering 2575
ZINOVEVGrigoryYevseevich1883Elizavetgrad, Kherson1936MoscowPublic FigureOvsey-Gersh Aronovich Radomyslsky2577
ZIRINSKYVictor 1920Vladivostok  Business 2578
ZISYavnerYakovlevich1910Uman, Kiev  Art Study 2584
ZISKINDYevgenyMoiseevich1926Kharkov1986MoscowPerforming Art 2579
ZISLINMeerNatanovich1916Dvinsk, Vitebsk  Eastern Stady 2580
ZISLINGAgaron 1901Minsk (Near)1964IsraelPublic Figure 2581
ZISLISVolfLvovich1902Orgeev, Bessarabia1964KishinevRevolutionary 2582
ZISMANIosifNatanovich1914Kiev  Artist 2583
ZIVMeer 1892Navarin, Grece1978MoscowAuthorNison Pups2546
ZIVMikhailPavlovich1921Moscow  Music 2547
ZIVSSamuilLazarevich1921Ventspils, Latvia  Eastern Stady 2548
ZIZMORYakov 1856Grodno1922VilnaAuthor 2549
ZLATINEfimIzrailevich1913Mogilev1965MoscowMilitary Hero 2585
ZLATKINIlyaYakovlevich1898St. Petersburg1990MoscowHistory 2586
ZLATOGOROVSemionIvanovich1873Berlin1931LeningradMicrobiologySamuil Shloim Lipmanovich Goldberg2587
ZLATOPOLSKYGilel 1868Ekaterinoslav1932ParisPublic FigureIlya2590
ZLATOPOLSKYLevSolomonovich1847Elizavetgrad, Kherson1907ChitaRevolutionaryLeo-Iohan Ivanovich2588
ZLATOPOLSKYSavelySolomonovich1855Elizavetgrad, Kherson1885Shlisselburg Fortress, St. PetersburgRevolutionarySavely Shlyomovich2589
ZLATOTSVETOVAvraamEfimovich1900Tarashcha, Kiev1970MoscowMilitaryGoldfarb2591
ZLOTINAbramMarkusovich1916Poltava  Archtect 2592
ZLOTINGrigoryBorisovich1923Orel1945 Military Hero 2593
ZLOTNIKEfraimIsaakovich1919Gomel, Mogilev  Medicine 2595
ZLOTNIKIeguda-Leib 1887Polotsk, Vitebsk? Rabbi 2594
ZLOTNIKOVYurySavelevich1930Moscow  Artist 2596
ZMORAIsrael 1899Bessarabia1983Tel-AvivAuthor 2597
ZOIFERYura 1912Harbin, China1939Cc BuhenvaldJournalismCousin Of A.m.soifer6353
ZOLFFalik 1896Zastave, Grodno? Author 2607
ZOLOTAREVSKYIzidor-Itskhok 1875Elizavetgrad, Kherson1945New YorkAuthor 2601
ZOLOTARYOVAleksandrYusevich1879 ? Politics 2599
ZOLOTARYOVGilel 1865Elizavetgrad, Kherson1921New YorkAuthor 2600
ZOLOTKOFLeon 1866Vilna1938New YorkAuthor 2602
ZOLOTONOSNikolayYakovlevich1914Riga  MusicEkhezkel2603
Surname Given name Patronymic Birth date Birth place Death date Death place Occupation aka (other name) Entry number
ZOLOTONOSOVMikhailNaftalevich1954Leningrad  Literary Critic 2604
ZOLOTOUSSKYIgorPetrovich1930Moscow  Literary Critic 2605
ZOLOTUKHINBorisAndreevich1930   Lawyer 2606
ZONBorisVulfovich1898 1966LeningradEntertainment Director 2608
ZONINAleksandr Ilich 1901Elizavetgrad, Kherson1962MoscowAuthor 2609
ZONINALeninaAleksandrovna1922Tashkent, Central Asia1985MoscowLiterature Study 2610
ZONSHAINYakov 1914Lukov, Sedlet1962WarsawAuthor 2611
ZORAKHWilliam 1887 1966UsaSculptor 2612
ZORINLeonidGenrikhovich1924Baku  Author 2613
ZORINShalom 1902Minsk1974IsraelMilitary 2614
ZOZULYAEfimDavydovich1891Moscow1941 Author 2598
ZRUBAVELYakov 1886Poltava1967Tel-AvivAuthorVitkin2615
ZUBATYakov-Isroel 1896Shchedrin, Minsk1953Boston, MaRabbi 2616
ZUBKOVSKAYAInnaBorisovna1923Moscow  Ballet DancerIzraileva2617
ZUBOKLevIzrailevich1896Radomysl, Kiev1967LeningradHistory 2618
ZULFIA  1915Tashkent, Central Asia  AuthorZulfia Israilova2619
ZUNBLATGeorgyAleksandrovich1898St. Petersburg1979MoscowArchtect 2620
ZUNDELEVICHAaronIsaakovich1852Oshmyany Uyezd, Vilna1923London, UkRevolutionaryZund; Moisha; Arkady2621
ZUNDELOVICHYakovOsipovich1893Dukhovshchina, Smolensk1965Sestroretsk, LeningradAuthor 2622
ZUSKINVeniaminLvovich1899Ponevezh, Kovno1952 Performing ArtBenyamin2623
ZUSMANEzra 1900Odessa1973Tel-AvivAuthor 2626
ZUSMANLeonidPavlovich1906Grodno1984MoscowArtist 2625
ZUSMANVladimirGrigorevich1910 1976MoscowEngineering 2624
ZUSMANOVICHAleksandrZakharovich1902Khortitsa, Ekaterinoslav1965MoscowHistory 2627
ZUSMANOVICHGrigoryMoiseevich1889Ekaterinoslav1944Cc AuschwitzMilitary 2628
ZUTAKhaim Are 1868Kovno1939 Hebraist 2629
ZVAVICHIsaakSemionovich1904 1960Tashkent, UzbekistanHistory 2508
ZVEREVAlekseyMatveevich1939Novopetrovsk, Moscow  Literary Critic 2509
ZVONITSKAYAAgnessaSolomonovna1897Kiev1942LeningradSociology 2510
ZVULONINoakh 1910Koidanov, Minsk  JournalismZvilevich2511
ZYUKAMikhailIosifovich1895Kiev1937 Military 2630

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