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Arkady Shulman
FIFTY NINE YEARS LATER

Rahmil Beilinson
DESTINY

Anton Paraskevin
A DAWN THAT TURNED INTO STONE

Anton Paraskevin
NUMBER 317

Konstantin Karpekin
JEWS AND THE SOVIET POWER IN THE TOWN OF SIROTINO

Gleb Zapalsky
THE MANEVICH FAMILY: BLACKSMITHS FROM SIROTINO

Klara Mindlina
THE STORY OF A MEMORIAL

Maya Sherbakovskaya
HE WAS A KIND, CLEVER AND CHEERFUL PERSON

THE MANEVICH FAMILY: BLACKSMITHS FROM SIROTINO

The Manevich family.
The Manevich family: Zalman, Yakov, Mendel, Maria, Tsilia, Eva.
Zalman Melnikov (Manevich).
Zalman Melnikov (Manevich).

Being a historian, I have also done research of my own family roots. One of my family lines, the Manevich, originates from the place of Sirotino. I managed to find information about Mendel Gavriilovich Manevich (1875-1940) and his family.

Mendel’s family was rather religious and adhered to Hassidism. Mendel was a good blacksmith and owned a big house and a smithy. There were a few blacksmiths in Sirotino.

Mendel married Tsilia Moiseyevna, who originated from Beshenkovichi. Before every Sabbath she used to bake bread and made gefilte fish. They had children: son Zalman, daughter Eva, and younger children Yakov and Maria.

Sirotino. Zarechnaya Street, where the family lived.
Sirotino. Zarechnaya Street, where the family lived.

Mendel died in 1940 of a heart attack. He did not see the destruction of his town and the murder of his relatives. They say that the Nazis threw Tsilia, Yakov’s wife Yelizaveta and their three children into a well. Most probably that happened on November 18th, when the mass execution took place. Eva and her three children were also executed in the ghetto in Gorodok. Only Zalman and Maria were the ones who survived.

I will be glad to hear from anyone who knows anything about the Manevich family.

Gleb Mikhailovich Zapalsky,
Moscow

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