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Yehudah Dunsky[1]

Male 1874 - 1946


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  • Name  Yehudah Dunsky  [2, 3, 4
    Born  1874  Golynka, , , Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  1877  [6
    Emigration  29 Nov 1912  [7
    London-Capetown 
    Name  Yudel Dunsky 
    _UID  A168206772F2487984A3558C8F29F670DB54 
    Died  02 Nov 1946  Germiston, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID  I1015  My Family Tree | All Descendents of Abraham and Sarah Dunsky (I6345)
    Last Modified  5 Jan 2015 

    Father  Zelig Dunsky,   b. Abt 1840, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Temme [Dunsky],   b. Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F325  Family Information

    Family  Miriam Butcovsky,   b. 1889, Radzilishki, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Sarah Dunsky,   b. 20 Aug 1907, Rotsvalishki, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1989, Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Israel Dunsky,   b. Abt 1909, Rotsvalishki, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1988, Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mina Dunsky,   b. Abt 1910, Rotsvalishki, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1990, Kfar Saba, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. David Dunsky,   b. 1913, Rotsvalishki, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 2004, Hod Hasharon, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Sidney Dunsky,   b. 07 Sep 1922, Germiston, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1995
    >6. Isidore Dunsky
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2008 
    Family ID  F316  Family Information

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1874 - Golynka, , , Belarus Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Yehuda Dunsky had travelled to South Africa in 1914 or 1915 to earn money for the family. Miriam would sell items in the market place. At some point, Israel [aged 11] wrote to his father, and told him to send for them, that Lithuania [Europe] was no place for Jews. Sarah was the eldest, then Israel, then Minnie, then Dave. I think that they emigrated in 1919 by ship. Minnie's parents - Rachel and Abraham Butcovsky - came with them.... unless these were Yehuda's parents... I have to check up on that. I just know that they were one set of grandparents. Abraham was very strong, fearless, a chazan who wrote his own music and a shochet. At one point during the Russian Revolution [this story is from Dave who told it to me when I sat with him one night in the hospital just before he died], soldiers came to the house, rummaged thru and found Abraham's shochet knives and wanted to confiscate them. He refused to let the soldiers take them away to Rachel's intense distress. She was petrified that the soldiers would kill them all. Minnie remembered the Jews being thrown out of Rotsvalishki. They buried the family silver in the backyard, and had to travel to Odessa by ox cart. When they came back to Rotsvalishki [an undentified time later], the neighbors returned the goods and silver taken from their home during their absence [they respected the grandfather].

      from Sally Esakov

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Original Import into Legacy.

    2. [S6] Original Source File (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Jul 5, 1999

    3. [S16] Lackman r1.FTW (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Oct 12, 2002

    4. [S16] Lackman r1.FTW (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Oct 14, 2002

    5. [S1180] New York Passenger Lists, (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      May 1938

    6. [S198] SA Rootsbank (Reliability: 3).
      age 69

    7. [S454] FindMyPast.

    8. [S198] SA Rootsbank.