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Part C

A List of Those
Who Left and Fled

(Arranged in order of the houses and streets)

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Rotfort – Szmerel and Michla fled to Różana a long time before the slaughter; Icchak Josef was a member of the Jewish Committee; he treated all the Jews well, especially the poor; his wife Wiera also helped him. During the first slaughter he hid in the Tarbut school's attic and afterwards he fled to the forest; Chana and both her children and Ajzyk Telechański's family left the ghetto two days before the slaughter with the permission of the German commander; it is unknown where they went.
Bron (from the old slaughter house) – Jakow worked at a Polish landowner outside the walls of the ghetto; during the slaughter he was not in town and it is unknown where he is; Efraim left in time to Różana.
Berel Choroszczański – In June 1945 he sent regards on the Lublin radio and asked for help. Nothing is known about his wife and daughter.
Perec Derewiański – The son (Pesach?[68]) fled to Russia during the Russian retreat in 1941, together with the firefighters.
Ustowski – Icel, his wife (the daughter of Arczyk Ratner) and their daughter and his sister Hinda went to Różana; Meir Ustowski got married in Bereza Kartuska and stayed there.
Krasnostawski – Jerszel with his wife (Menucha Milikowski) and his brother-in-law Hercel Milikowski fled to Różana a few days before the slaughter; Awraham Krasnostawski was in the Russian army and did not return to Kosów Poleski; his brother [[Page 61]] Arie was in the Słonim camp and afterwards left to the forest; Sara, their sister, fled to Różana a few days before the slaughter.
Eliahu-Chaim Sapożnik – He was in “The Castle” ghetto and fled to the forest a few days before the slaughter.
Arczyk Ratner – His son Mosze Mendel fled to Russia with the firefighters.

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Chajcie Fajnerman – Her son Welwil with his wife (Ester Iliwicki) and her daughter Liba with her husband were in Iwacewicze.
Iliwicki Fałek – Fled to Różana a few days before the slaughter, where he joined his wife.
Meir Karelic – From the “orphans” family, he was led to Russia together with the artisans.
Eliahu Bron – He was in “The City” ghetto with his wife Chana-Rywka and their three daughters; a day before the slaughter they hid with a peasant in the town's vicinity and nothing has been heard of them ever since. Szmuel Lew told us that before the second slaughter, Eliahu Bron, his brother Majrim and his sons worked for the German commander especially taking care of horses.
Szachna Telechański – He fled a few days before the slaughter from the ghetto to Szastała the peasant and nothing has been heard of him ever since. His son was in the Słonim labor camp.
Nysel Dąbrowski – He worked in the community and lived in “The City” ghetto. It is possible that he hid during the first slaughter and after it, but Kuliszewski does not remember anything else about him. [[Page 62]] His brother Mosze's wife went with her son to her daughter Mincie in Brest.
Josel Bron – His son Lejbel went to Russia with the firefighters; rumors say he was with the Red Army. His daughter Rachel left with her husband Dawid Judkowski a day before the slaughter and hid with the same peasant as Eliahu Bron. Nothing has been heard of them since.
Jakow Iser Kobryński – His daughter Jehudyt together with her husband Eliezer Fiszman, both their daughters and their son left for Bereza Kartuska before the establishment of the ghetto.
Alter Reznik – His son Josef was active during the time of the Russians as the head bookkeeper. Kuliszewski did not see him in Kosów during the German occupation and it is possible that he fled.

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Szmerel Karelic – (Cypke's son) He, his wife and his daughters left Kosów before the establishment of the ghetto; where they went is unknown.
Aharon-Mosze Kobryński – He went to Russia with the firefighters; his wife and his children fled to Różana before the establishment of the ghetto.
Gerszon Kulik – During the Russian occupation, he and his wife and his son Aharon went to Lida, the hometown of their daughter-in-law, Aharon's wife.
Menel Wajcel – The entire family moved to Różana about half a year prior to the first slaughter; their son Mordechaj was the community's policeman. [[Page 63]]
Szmuel Rubinowicz – Their son Gerszon-Niame, with his wife and daughters, moved to Prużana. He and his daughter Lajke were in a camp in Germany, he survived. Lejbel went to Russia with the firefighters and several months ago we got a telegram from him from Moscow. Awraham was a driver at the Russian commanders and went with them to Russia; it is possible that his wife Gisza and their son went with him. Kuliszewski does not quite remember.
Mejta Kagan – Her son Zamel was punished during the Russian occupation for selling wine and was sentenced to a four-month imprisonment in Arkhangelsk.[69]
Symcha Kagan – Their son Majrim lived in Słonim and was sentenced to imprisonment in Arkhangelsk for speculation.
Baruch Percowicz – He and his entire family went to Łysków and from there to Porozów before the establishment of the ghetto. Nothing at all is known about them since then.

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Szymon Ryzykow – Ben Cijon fled during the Russian occupation to Vilnius and from there to Japan and Shanghai; Peszke's husband was in the Słonim camp and when he returned to Kosów he fled one day before the slaughter (with Fałek Iliwicki) to Różana. Nothing is known about him ever since.
Lejba Borodowski – Gedalia and Icele and their sister Welie went to Prużana to their sister Frida-Rachel. Gerszon-Niame Rubinowicz informs us that Icele Borodowski is in Łódź as a former partisan. [[Page 64]]
Mosze Ragotner – It is possible that his son Awramele departed to the forest with his uncles Chaim and Biniamin Poloński.
Icze Bron – fled to Różana (with Fałek Iliwicki) one day before the slaughter; his mother Sara died already during the Soviet occupation.
Icchak Hofman – The entire family went to Wołkowysk. Szlomo Słonimski met their son Berele in the Auschwitz camp.
Szlomo-Nuta Hofman – His son Judel was a soldier or an artisan in the Russian army and was captured in Russia by the Germans; Judel's wife, Reszke, Chaim Zelig Pakter's daughter, worked as a maid for a gentile in Różana. Szejne's husband, Icchak Mudryk went with the artisans.
Efraim Birnbaum – One of his sons enlisted to the Red Army during the Russian occupation.
Mendel Berman – The entire family left Kosów when the Germans arrived. It is possible that they went to Prużana. A refugee from Różana informed us that he met the wife of one of the sons and her children in Bucharest.
Pines – The grandfather died during the Polish period and his wife during the German occupation; the daughter Roze fled in the direction of Różana before the establishment of the ghetto.
Eliahu Meir Pomeraniec – Left with his family to Bereza Kartuska. [[Page 65]]

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Dwora Berniker – Dwora, her daughter Zlatke and Zlatke's daughter went to Bereza Kartuska with Pomeraniec.
Dawid Jewszycki – He, his wife Fejgel, his daughter Rysia and his father Josef left Kosów on the eve of the slaughter. Their son Berl stayed behind to serve in the headquarters' household outside the ghetto; a while ago we received a message that he is in Austria; their son Lejbel was not in town during the Soviet period. He might have been in Baranowicze.
Mordechaj Jabłoński – The daughter Szejne went to Prużana. A refugee from Prużana informed us that she is probably in one of the camps in Germany; the grandson Icchak (Gecil and Zlatke's son) probably fled to the forest.
Herszel Milikowski – The daughter Menucha with her husband (Herszel Krasnostawski) and his brother Hercel and the youngest went to Bereza Kartuska. Israel-Iser was in the Kozłowszczyzna camp and then fled to the forest; Aharon was not in Kosów at all.
Zajdel Krawczyk – His son Lejbel was taken with the artisans. Meir Kuliszewski parted from him in Lublin when they separated the shoemakers from the tailors. Nothing has been heard of him ever since.
Majrim Bron – He parted from Kosów before the first slaughter; as Szmuel Lew informs us, Majrim worked for the German commander taking care of horses (with his brother Eliahu); His son [[Page 66]] Josel joined the partisans and rumors say that he revenged all the peasants who took part in the annihilation of the first ghetto in Kosów Poleski. His son Awraham-Icze was in the Red Army and nothing is known about him at all.
Polak – He went with his wife to his wife's hometown. It was after the German occupation of the town.
Heszel Poloński – He and his wife Elke left with Jakow Polak.
Jakow Polak – Went to Różana with her husband Chaim Szalom and two children.
Chaim-Zelig Pakter – His oldest daughter (Judel Hofman's wife) worked as a maid in Różana and nothing has been heard from her

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  ever since; Eliahu (the oldest son) left during the Russian occupation (with Judel Hofman) to Russia as a professional making airplanes; the youngest son Josel joined the partisans.
Pinie the shoemaker (the fat one) – He was imprisoned for speculation (with Głodowski) and sent to Arkhangelsk.
Lejzer Rabinowicz – He, his wife and his daughter fled Kosów Poleski; the son Mosze (who worked for Joel Ustowski) was in the Polish army and did not return to Kosów Poleski; the son Jerszel (who worked for Chajkin) was in the Russian army and did not return to Kosów Poleski; the youngest son Nete was in the Słonim and the Kozłowszczyzna camps and departed Kosów when he returned from the camps. [[Page 67]]
Icele Karelic – He and his daughter (from his first marriage) were among those hiding during the first slaughter; afterwards it was heard that they fled to Różana after the slaughter; his (second) wife was killed during the slaughter.
Baruch Pakter – He and his entire family left for Bereza Kartuska during the ghetto period.
Dwora Kunik – Meir Kuliszewski does not remember a thing about her; it is possible that she left town; her (second) husband was in “The City” ghetto.
Jeszaja Woliński – The entire family was in Iwacewicze and Meir Kuliszewski does not know a thing about it.
Mordechaj-Josel Jeziernicki – Meir Kuliszewski does not remember a thing about him, his wife and their daughter Tamara, and they might have left Kosów Poleski; the evening after the first slaughter, one of Jeszaja's daughters fled with a refugee teacher. It is unknown to where they went.
Chana-Fejgel Chajkin – Her son Eliahu was not in Kosów during the slaughter; her daughter Rysia probably left Kosów with her husband Awraham Rabinowicz during the Russian retreat.
Szabtaj Karelic – He, Szamaj with his wife and daughter, Rywka with two children, Zelig, Cypa and Chaja all went to Izabelin before

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  the establishment of the ghetto. Mosze and Rywka's husband who were in the Słonim camp joined them.
Alter Brutan – Cywia's daughter got married in Baranowicze and probably lived there; there was word from the son Awraham recently from a German camp. [[Page 68]]
Mirel Melcer – She went to her daughter Rywka in Słonim at the time there was a labor camp there. Eliahu and Michael were at the Słonim camp at first and afterwards worked with their sister Chaja at Kamieński's outside the ghetto. A day before the slaughter the Germans announced an order for all the people working at Christian homes to return to the ghetto. But these people did not return to the ghetto.
Czarna Wolańska – Cywia lived with her husband next to Wołkowysk (Porozów?[70]) and probably her sister Dwora with her husband Ben-Cijon and their children went to her. Mosze Wolański with his wife Gienia and the children were in Baranowicze.
Meir Karelic – He and his wife Hinda hid during the first slaughter; prior to that he worked in Kosów as a carpenter.
Gerszon Abramowicz – His son Mosze was in the army and did not return; his son Jakow was not in Kosów Poleski; Hinda got married in Brest or Prużana and was not in Kosów.
Mordechaj Ajzykes – His wife and Esterka moved during the Russian occupation; his son Joel married his uncle Szmuel's daughter and they lived in town. They later went to Bereza Kartuska where Ajzel also lived.
Zajdel Cypkes – He went with his family to Bereza Kartuska.

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Zundel Kobryński – The old lady Peszka, her husband Josef and both their daughters, Awraszke, Berel and Szejne all went to Różana. Motel got married near Zdziêcioł and stayed there. [[Page 69]]
Herszel Czernichow – His son Israel fled during the Russian occupation via Vilnius to Japan and Shanghai (with Ben Cijon Ryzykow); his daughter Pajke was in Brisk.
Fajwel Dworecki – He and his wife and the Zak family (his sister Henja) left Kosów and it is unknown to where. Szamaj Zak was in the Kozłowszczyzna camp and was taken out of it by his father. They most likely did not return to Kosów Poleski, and nothing has been heard of them ever since.
Szmuel Grajewski – He went with the firefighters to Russia and probably took his wife and daughter who were in Baranowicze with him.
Eliezer Chari – His wife Dwora and his daughter-in-law (Biniamin's wife) went to Bereza Kartuska. His son Berel was most likely in the army.
Noach Rudnicki – His daughter Elke was not in Kosów Poleski; his daughter Henie went to Baranowicze to look for her husband Josef Berkowicz; his son Zajdel was not in Kosów and it is unknown where he was.
Perec Morocznik – He was in the Słonim and the Kozłowszczyzna camps; later on he was in “The Castle” ghetto with his mother; a day before the slaughter he fled with Szlomo Ragotner, but it is unknown where to.
Motke Nowik – Before the establishment of the ghetto, he, his wife and both his daughters went to Różana where his wife's sister lived. [[Page 70]]
Cadok Piński – He, his wife Itke, Hudel, Chana and Joske went to Różana a long time before the establishment of the ghetto; Cadok and his son Josel were encountered in the Auschwitz camp.
Meir Lejkin – He was in “The City” ghetto with a few of his children and hid in the Tarbut school's attic during the first slaughter; afterwards they heard that he was with the partisans for

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  two weeks with both his sons Szmuel and Symcha; rumors say that he then went with the partisans to Różana. His daughter Libe and his son Mendel were in Prużana at their relatives; his wife Eszke died sometime after the start of the German occupation.
Dawid Werdomicki – His son Nysel left town during the Russian occupation; rumors say that he is with his aunt in Russia.
Josel Pakter – His sons Israel and Awraham fled from Kosów Poleski; it is not known where to nor what ever happened to them.
Lejba the mute – He died during the German occupation, just after they entered town; his daughter Libe got married in Słonim where she was living together with her mother; his son Nete stayed in Baranowicze ever since the Russian occupation; Nete's wife and son were in Różana.
Kadel Klebański – His wife Chana Rachel went to Różana. Later she was joined by Kadel and his brother Motel. [[Page 71]]
Szlomo Ragotner (Iser's son) – He fled Kosów with Perec Morocznik a day before the slaughter; Gerszon-Niame Rubinowicz met Szlomo Ragotner in the Auschwitz camp. It was the beginning of 1943.
Chaja-Hadas Reznikowska – Malka and her husband Szmuel with two children went to Różana about a week before the slaughter.
Herszel Krawczyk – He was in Bereza Kartuska and nothing is known about him.
Josef Słonimski – His (second) wife went with her daughter Malie to Malie Himelfarb's husband.
Mosze-Wolf Wolfowicz – His (second) wife went to her son in Telechany. Zelig was not in town at all and was probably with his wife.

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Di Horodyszczerke[71] Fejgel and her husband Nysel Derewiański hid during the first slaughter; the rest of the family went to Horodyszcze.[72]
Mordechaj Mudryk – Fled to the forest a few days before the slaughter.
Sara Dawidowska – Chaim was in Baranowicze and did not return to Kosów Poleski; Chanie fled from the ghetto to the forest a day before the slaughter.
Gerszon Berkowicz – He went with his wife and children to Porozów before the establishment of the ghetto.
Baruch the cobbler – Remarried and moved to Bereza Kartuska. [[Page 72]]
The Butcher – He and his wife and their three children moved to Bereza Kartuska immediately following the entrance of the Germans; Ajzyk was in Pinsk and nothing is known about him.
Rachel Polońska – Her son Mosze worked at the Lejzer Telechański bakery and left to the forest a day before the slaughter; he was with Rabbi Meir Lejkin in the forest and nothing is known about him ever since. [[Page 73]]


Footnotes
  1. The question mark appears in the original text. return
  2. Arkhangelsk was both a city and administrative area of the Soviet Union. Several labor camps were in the Arkhangelsk administrative area before, during and after World War II. return
  3. In the original text this is written with the question mark. Porozˇw was a town in the Wołkowysk district, implying that the use of Wołkowysk is probably a reference to the district and not the town of that name. return
  4. Meaning a person from Horodyszcze. return
  5. There were several Polish villages with this name, but presumably the one that is closest, now Haradzišča, Belarus. return

 

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