But before all ,in 1875 in Vishki lived:
-USDIN Yankel(also Eliokim)Khaimovich,born 1821*my grandfather's grandfather* (died between 1885 and 1889.My Grandfather had been given his name Eliokim but his eldest brother Kuska didn't)
-USDIN Girm(Hirsh) Yankelevich(also Eliokimovich),born 1843,his son (my great grand father's brother
-USDIN Khaim Girmovich,born 1866*Girm's son*
-USDIN Noson Girmovich,born 1872*Girm's son*
-USDIN Nakhman Yankelevich,born 1860(or 1857)*my great grandfather's brother*
-USDIN Beines Yankelevich,born 1862*my grandfather's father*
He never returned to Russia,never saw his parents,brothers and sisters again but escaped the holocaust .He died in 1971 of cancer at the age of 82.
Above on the left my grandfather,prisoner in Germany .He was a "dolmarschen"(spelling?)which is an interpreter as he spoke german(and russian and yiddish and later french ut with an accent that terribly perturbed him all his life)
Zalman in the white army on the left
My Grand Father's brothers and sisters
(Click on the the thumbnails to go to the pages about them)
Мой дедушка Залман-Элиоким Уздин
In the found documents of "the 1897 census of all Russias"and "the registry of births of the rabbinats of Latvia"there is certain information,stating that in 1897,in the Dvinsk district(Daugavpilski),town of Vishki,on Petersburg Street,in the house of Danilevich,there lived the family of a Vishki(petty)bourgeois(merchant)Beines Usdin:
The Registry of Births of the Rabbinats of Latvia shows that on April 7, 1902, a son named Raim Beinesovich Usdin was born. His parents were Benis Yankelevich Usdin and Sarah Kusievna Alterman
In 1895 in the house Danilievna,Peterburgskaya st lived the family of Beines,my Great Grand father(5 men,4 women).The house was a two stored wooden house .Today,nov 22,2007 I received the photocopy below of the original document.
On april 17,1902(according to the Gregorian calendar he was born on april 29,1902.(last day of Pessah 5662)a son Khaim was born to Beines and Sarah.I don't know anything about him but according to my Grand Father's naturalization documents he was still alive in1930.
Informations received from the Latvian archives on oct15,2007
The list of the Jews belonging to Dvinsk and Dvinsk district, set up in 1875 (see Appendix No.1), the records of the 1st All Russian census for 1897 as well as the birth records of the Jewish community in Vishki for 1889–1893, 1898–1899, 1901, 1902–1904, the marriage records of the same community for 1889, 1893, 1897–1899, 1901–1902, the death records for 1889–1893, 1897–1899, 1901–1902, as available at our archives (vital records for other years have not survived) contain the following information:
Beines (Beinas), son of Eliokim-Jankel Usdin was born in ca 1861/1862 in Vishki (aged 13 in 1875, aged 35 in ca 1896), place of registration – Vishki, occupation – watch-maker.
His father – Eliokim (Ekel, Jankel), son of Haim Usdin was born in ca 1821 (aged 54 in 1875).
Beines’s wife Sora, daughter of Kusiel (Kusel), née Alterman, was born in ca 1861 in Vishki (aged 35 in ca 1896).
According to the 1st All Russian census for 1897 they lived in Vishki at Peterburgskaya Street, in the house of Danilewitsch (see Appendix No.4).
Nachman Usdin, a petty merchant lived in Vishki, on Petersburg Street, in the house of Moll with his family in 1897
Sora Piescha was Nachman Usdin's wife and Ruvin's mother ..Ruvin's first name in France was Robert.He died of cancer a little after my grandfather in 1971 at the age of 85.His brother Ytzik Ruvin Usdin and my Grandfather were the only ones of the Usdin family who emigrated to France. Ruvin was my Grandfather's first cousin.Ytzik,his father was killed by the nazis in Latvia.His brother Boris'wife and children perished during the holocaust in Latvia.
Ruvin Usdin during WWI
woman, good lady
daughter of Reb Moses, of blessed memory,
died 12th Kislev,
Let her soul be bound in the bundle of life.
fille de Reb Moïse - de mémoire bénie -
décédée le 12 Kislev
de l’année 5661
Que son âme soit liée au faisceau des vivants
Sarah Piesha Moshevna Usdina was born in 1852 and died at the age of 48.His husband ,Nachman Usdin remarried to Gita Yoffe
Gita Usdin killed by the nazis in 1941