Visit pages from the of
the 3 Nesvizh Socities in existence at
Nesvizh Real Estate Property Owners
Published by JewishGen
Vital Records (xls)
(1839, 1840, 1847, and 1860) from FHL
is located in Baranovichi oblast, Minsk
guberniya (province) in Belarus, in the
former Soviet Union. During the period
1921 to 1939, the town was part of the
Republic of Poland. Read more about
Nesvizh in this essay: A Jewish
History of Nesvizh
A History of
Jewish Resistance During
the Holocaust: Case Study of Nesvizh
by Dr. Sheldon Brown
English translation of the memoir of
David Farfel "In the Nesvizh Ghetto
and Naliboki Forest" has been
published and is now available for
purchase. It was translated by
Benjamin Schuster, and
edited by Zvi Farfel. It is the
only authorized version of the book.
Please contact Zvi Farfel at email@example.com.
Video - Interview with Elena Byl,
Christian resident of Nesvizh during the
Video - Until
The Last Step. Produced by
Ruth Films, this film describes only some
of the events of the Holocaust in Belarus
between summer 1942 and until the
destruction of the ghettos in the fall of
1943. Nesvizh segment starts about minute
about the video. (added March 2017)
by Dr. Sheldon Brown
See photos here!
(*added May 2011)
of the 1806 map of the Town of Nesvizh.
The 1806 resident
map of the Town of Nesvizh includes
names and map references.
Click here to view the:
Payment List of Nesvizh
Name Lists & Other Reference
- Photo Gallery
- Bibliography of Material on Nesvizh
Research and Resource Material by members of
the Nesvizh Interest Group
- Business Directories for Nesvizh
- Soldiers from the Ghetto: The First
Against the Nazis,by
- Nesvizh Landsmanshaftn Incorporators
- Belarus Revision Lists (Poll Tax
- The Historical Archives of Minsk, Belarus
These are already documented:
We've found more
- Mt. Judah
Section 2, Block 5
"Indep. Bros. of Neshveis"
- Wellwood, Long Island, NY
Block 26, Section 2
"Progressive Brethren of Neshwies"
- New Montefiore, Long Island,
Section 5, Block 12
"Neshwiser Young Men's Benev. Association"
Research Resources and
This area is linked to
the JewishGen Yiskor Book site where
the Nesvizh Study Group has
joined with other JewishGen SIGs in
presenting a compendium of the
available Yizkor Books.
Do you have roots in Nesvizh? Would you like to
connect with others researching the same
community? Join the Belarus Discussion Group
and post an introduction. Subscribe using the JewishGen Subscription
Management page. Choose Belarus.
Nesvizh, Minsk Gubernya, Belarus
Location: Lat. 53'13o, Long. 26'40o
or 59.9 miles SW of Minsk
Other Spellings: Nezvitch, Nezvitch,
Nisowitch, Niesviez, Nieswiez, Nieswiz, Neshwies,
Articles of Interest
Links to Other Sites of Interest
- Belarus SIG website - "...our
history interview with survivor Elka Farfel on
the site of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Reeva Kimble's Home Page
An extremely informative site concerning the Town of
Mir (Approximately 15 miles north of Nesvizh)- For
links to other shtetls in Belarus, link to the Belarus
section of JewishGen KehilaLinks
- A list of 337 Jewish draft evaders from Nesvizh.
Jewish draft evaders from Nesvizh
- Allison Bell publishes the following which may be
• February 1860 fines list
• July 1853 service list
• June 1893 debtors list
• Possible Warsaw draft evaders
• 1893 call-up notice for Jews in
the Minsk district
• August 1876 Minsk Gubernya Draft
• Jews in the Rechitsa District
1838-1917 by surname
• Check out the "Minsk Vedomosti Translation
Center" and search tool:
by Herbert Steinhouse about Oskar Schindler.
Herbert was the grandson of a Nesvizher; the
grandfather's marriage record can be seen here.
Google "Herbert Steinhouse" for more.
1799 and 1817