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The Koval Family
Bialystok, Poland
1930

TOWN INDEX
Bialystok

also known as Bialystock, Byelostok, Bjelostock and Belostok
Located in Grodno Gubernia in present-day Poland
108.7 miles NE of Warszawa
Longitude 53 degrees, 08 minutes, Latitude 23 degrees, 09 minutes

Museum of Family History links that refer to Bialystok:

Postcards from Home: Pachter Wedding Photographs
Postcards from Home: The Yarmovsky Family
Postcards from Home: The Leikin Family
Postcards from Home: The Koval Family
Postcards from Home: Levi Boginsky in Bialystok
Postcards from Home: Levi Boginsky
Postcards from Home: Sender and Yankev Boginsky
Postcards from Home: The Grudzinski Family
Postcards from Home: From the J. Rendel Studio
Stories from our Ancestral Homes: My Life
Postcards of Bialystok
Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe: Bialystok
The Map Room: Bialystok 1932-1933
Bialystok 2005
How Our Families Came to America: From Bialystok to Ellis Island
Society Gates: Bialystok
Cemetery Project:
Bialystok Societies in NY and NJ


External links of interest to Bialystok researchers:

We Remember Jewish Bialystok!
State Archive in Bialystok
Bialystok Ghetto
Movie: Jewish Life in Bialystok

Bialystok city website

Museum Podlaskie in Bialystok


 
**Bialystok 2005**

Memorial to the destruction of the
great synagogue.
This sculpture was inspired by the condition of the framework of the
synagogue's dome that was destroyed by fire at the hand of the Nazis.
Some are mistaken in thinking that it is the actual frame distorted by the intense heat of the fire. Over one thousand Jews perished in the
blaze.
 

Inscription on the memorial that
commemorates the destruction of the great synagogue

Lucy Lisowska and Chris Malczewski.
Lucy is one of the very few members of the Jewish community in Bialystok and plays an important role in
representing the rights and needs of Jews to the local government and Church. She is deeply involved in the restoration efforts at the Jewish cemetery. Chris is Jewish Records Indexing-Poland's man on the ground. He is a fine guide and investigator.

Office building on the site where once stood the Great Synagogue of Bialystok
 

Memorial plaque

Memorial to the heroes, i.e. those who resisted, of the Bialystok ghetto

The only remaining sections of the Bialystok ghetto wall

The only remaining
sections of the
Bialystok ghetto wall

Memorial to the victims of the destruction of the Bialystok ghetto

 
** Visions of Bialystok pre-1921**
 

 

 

Bialystok City Map
1927

Across the street
from the Yeshiva;
site of former
Jewish  cemetery
 

Main street scene

Former Yeshiva

Former Yeshiva

Former Synagogue

Site of former
marketplace
 

 

 

 

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