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Przerosl in Suwalki, Poland was the temporary home during the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century until World War II to a number of Jewish families who intermarried and whose descendants live now in the U.S., Israel, the U.K., France, and Denmark.

We'll try to determine when the families moved to Przerosl, where they originated from, where they emigrated to, and collect all the souls who were born, lived, or died here from the first to the last, murdered during the Holocaust.

Background

The 1422 treaty gave the Rospuda (formerly Dowspuda) River Valley to Lithuania-Poland. In the 16th century several small urban centers were built, including Raczki, Bakalarzewo, Filipow, Przerosl, and Wizajny. At the same time, settlements were established in the Rajgrod, Lomza area and a road connected them. Augustow grew up on that road where it passed two lakes. Przerosl in 1558 was a village belonging to the Grodzinski family. In 1800 it was part of the Grodno Powiat and had a Jewish population of 205 (16% of total). By 1857 it had a Jewish population of 1,131 (60% of total). In 1897 due to the early emigration of Przerosl Jews, the Jewish population was down to 340 (25% of total). Przerosl Jews were found in Paris in the mid 1900s for instance, including the Hollandersky and Motulsky families.

Alternate names: Przerośl [Pol], Psherosl' [Rus], Psherosla [Yid], Preraslia, Przerośl Osada

Abramajtis

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Abramsky

  • Variants: Aviram
  • Nissan (Nisan) and Masha Abramsky of Przersol perished in the Holocaust
  • Descendants live in Israel.
  • Intermarried with a number of Przerosl families.

Bialostocki

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Borowski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl
  • Borowski marriage with Sterling (Osterun) family of nearby Bakalarzewo, who married extensively with the Margolis family.

Bramson

  • Variants:
  • Origin: Szczuczyn, Lomza (Szczuczyn [Pol], Shtutzin [Yid], Shchuchin [Rus], Szczuczyn Białostocki, Szczuczyn (Białystok))
  • Current location of Bramson descendants: Israel and U.S.

Chodnik

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Dworski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl
  • Dworski marriage with Goldsztok family of Rajgrod in Lomza, who also married with the Przerosl Margolis family.

Frankel

  • Variants: Frankiel, Frank, Franklin
  • Origin: Joseph Frankel (Yosel) came to Przerosl when he married Chava Margolis of Przerosl in the middle of the 19th century. He was originally from Ratnycia near Merkine in Trakai District in Lithuania.
  • Current location of Frankel descendants: U.S., Israel, possibly France. Most of the children of Yosel and Chava Frankel emigrated to Peoria, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, Huntington, West Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Only one branch stayed in Przerosl (descendants of Rocha Leah Frankel Bryman) and either perished in the Holocaust or emigrated to Israel.

Freidel

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Gutshtein

  • Variants: Gotstein
  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Kaplan

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Klinkowstein

  • Variants: Klinkowsztejn (JRI-P in Jewish Gen)
  • Marriage with Margolis family.

Kozowski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Lahowicki

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Lakhovtzki

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Lapin

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Lozovski

  • Variants: Lozowski
  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Manuszer

  • Variants: Manusher
  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Margolis

  • Variants: Margoliot, Kalwaryjska, Kalwaryski, Margolis-Kalvariski
  • Origin: Kalwariya, Lithuania (very close to Przerosl)

Markson

  • Abram-Abel Markson was a publisher in Warsaw and later in Suwalki. He married Nachama, daughter of Eliasz Bardyni of Bakalarzewo.

Motulski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Myszkowski

  • Variants: Mishkowksy, Myshkowski, Mishkoff
  • Married with Margolis and Abramsky families of Przerosl.

Peltin

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Rakovski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Reinszmit

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Shapiro

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Szewczynski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Wartelski

  • Hirsz son of Notko (son of Hirsz) Wartelski born 1837 in Przerosl. Family probably from Vishtinetz.

Wierzbolowski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Wilkowski

  • Variants: Vilkowski, probably Wallk in Peoria, Illinois
  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Wistinetzki

Wolowicz

  • possibly also Wilk and Wilkiewicz, maybe be Wallk in Peoria, Illinois

Yelinski

  • A number of family members listed in Yad ve-Shem Database of Holocaust victims from Przerosl

Sources

  1. Jewish Gen website entry for location Przerosl
  2. The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, Yad ve-Shem, online and searchable by town, name, or person who gave testimony
  3. Suwalk-Lomaz SIG publication Landsmen.