Alexander Isaakovich Gelman
Alexander Isaakovich Gelman (Russian: Алекса́ндр Исаа́кович Ге́льман; born 25 October 1933 in Donduşeni), original given name Shunya (Russian: Шу́ня), is a Bessarabian-born Soviet and Russian ...
Nathaniel Kleitman
Nathaniel Kleitman (April 26, 1895 Kishinev – August 13, 1999 Los Angeles) was a physiologist and sleep researcher who served as Professor Emeritus in Physiology at the University of Chicago. H...
Meir Zorea
Meir "Zarro" Zorea MC (Hebrew: מאיר זורע‎, born Meyer Zarodinsky (Hebrew: מאיר זארודינסקי‎) on 14 March 1923, died 24 June 1995) was a general in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) an...
Boris Rosenthal
Boris Rosenthal (1881–1938), character actor and operetta lyricist in the Yiddish theater. Born in Kishinev, Bessarabia to a flour merchant. Rosenthal was sent to work very early at a manufacturing fa...
Devy Erilh
Devy Erlih (5 November 1928 – 7 February 2012) was a French violinist and the 1955 winner of the Long-Thibaud competition.
Erlih was born in France in 1928 to first-generation immigrants to France...
Yisrael Guri
Yisrael Guri (Hebrew: ישראל גורי‎, born Yisrael Gurfinkel in 1893, died 17 September 1965) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai between 1949 and 1965.
Leonte Tismăneanu
Leonte Tismăneanu (born Leonid Tisminetski; 1913–1981) was a Romanian communist activist and propagandist.Born into a Jewish family in Soroca, Bessarabia, Russian Empire (now in Moldova), he joi...
Avigdor Lieberman
Avigdor Lieberman (Hebrew: אביגדור ליברמן‎, [aviɡˈdor ˈliberman], ; born Evet Lvovich Liberman, Russian: Эве́т Льво́вич Ли́берман, 5 June 1958) is a Soviet-born Israeli politician who ha...
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Avraham Yaski
Avraham Yasky (Hebrew: אברהם יסקי‎, April 14, 1927 – March 28, 2014) was an Israeli architect.
Yasky was born in Chişinău, Romania (now Moldova) on 14 April 1927. He immigrated to the Br...
Yitzhak Yitzhaky (politician born 1902)
Yitzhak Yitzhaky (Hebrew: יצחק יצחקי‎, born Yitzhok Lishovsky on 11 October 1902, died 21 September 1955) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Assembly of Representatives ...
Mendel Portugali
Mendel Portugali (1888 – 13 January 1917) was one of the leading figures in the Second Aliyah and a founder of the Hashomer movement.
Mendel Portugali was born in 1888 in Călărași (Kalarash), Bess...
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Louis Diamond
Louis K. Diamond (May 11, 1902 – June 14, 1999) was an American pediatrician, known as the "father of pediatric hematology".Diamond was born in Kishinev, Bessarabia, at the time part of the Russian Em...
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Orly Taitz
Orly Taitz (born August 30, 1960) is a figure in the "birther" movement, which challenges whether Barack Obama is a natural-born citizen eligible to serve as President of the United States. She has al...
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Alexandru Robot
Alexandru Robot ([alekˈsandru robot]; born Alter Rotmann, also known as Al. Robot; Moldovan Cyrillic: Александру Робот; January 15, 1916 – ca. 1941) was a Romanian, Moldovan and Soviet poet, also know...
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List of East European Jews
Until the Holocaust, Jews were a significant part of the population of Eastern Europe. Outside Poland, the largest population was in the European part of the USSR, especially Ukraine (1.5 million in t...
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Zev Vilnay
Zev Vilnay (Hebrew: זאב וילנאי‎, 1900–1988) was an Israeli geographer, author and lecturer.
Zev Vilnay was born Volf Vilensky in Kishinev. He moved to Palestine with his parents at the a...
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Yosef Baratz
Yosef Baratz (Hebrew: יוסף ברץ‎, born 8 May 1890, died 14 December 1968) was a Zionist activist and Israeli politician.
Born in Coşniţa, a village in Kherson Governorate in the Russian E...
David Solomon Eibenschutz
David Solomon Eibeschutz (Hebrew: דוד שלמה אייבשיץ) (alternate English: David Shlomo Eibeschitz) was born in Ozerjany, Ukraine in 1755.
His father's name was Yerachmiel. He was a Russian-born rabb...
Ada Maimon
Ada Maimon (Hebrew: עדה מימון‎, born Ada Fishman on 8 October 1893, died 10 October 1973) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai between 1949 and 1955.
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Srul Bronshtein
Srul Bronshtein (Yiddish: סראָל בראָנשטײן‎; ca. 1913–1943) was a Romanian and Soviet Yiddish-language poet.
Srul Bronshtein was born into a Jewish baker's family in the village of ...
Robert Frimtzis
Robert Frimtzis - Born 1930, Robert Frimtzis, the author of From Tajikistan to the Moon – a memoir, lived in Bălţi formerly Bessarabia, now Moldova.In June 1941, at the age of eleven his peaceful town...
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Nachum Gutman
Nachum Gutman (alternate romanization: Nahum Gutman; Hebrew: נחום גוטמן‎: born October 15, 1898, died November 28, 1980) was a Russian-born Israeli painter, sculptor, and author.
Nachum ...
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Grégoire Michonze
Grégoire Michonze (1902–1982) (variant name Grégoire Michonznic, Romanian: Григо́рий Мишо́нзник Grogórij Mišónznik) was a Russian-French painter, born in 1902 in Kishinev (Bessarabia), Russian Emp...
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German Goldenshteyn
German Goldenshteyn, or Goldenshtayn (2 September 1934 – June 10, 2006) was born in the Bessarabian shtetl of Otaci, then in Romania, now in Moldova. He was a clarinetist and musicologist who brought ...
Michael Postan
Sir Michael Moissey Postan FBA (24 September 1899, Tighina – 12 December 1981, Cambridge) was a British historian.
He was born to a Jewish family in Bendery, Bessarabia, in the Russ...