|About Savransky Family
My name is Stella Berestetsky. This family tree project was started by my third cousin Richard Baum,
who retrieved/provided most of the information about the descendants of Ber Savransky, born 1805.
Richard first contacted me in 2009. I did not know him at all. I did not even know about his
existence. He mailed me (and everyone who asked for it) his mother's book called "Writings from
Tarashcha, 1914 - 1937".
Richard created a photo album as a PDF file (please let me know if you would like to see it).
It starts with a very impressive quote from the Talmud "ONE IS NOT TRULY DEAD UNTIL ONE'S NAME IS
Richard also sent me a family tree, which was transferred to this website. I added the information
about the Russian branches of the tree - my grandfather Moshko Savransky and his siblings - Chaim,
Riva Gofman, Rochl Smolyansky and Hana Mogilevsky, as well as the relatives on my father's and my
It was not easy, as people were spread around the world. Some were lost at war or just taken from
us by time. I really had to dig for names, pictures and dates of our relatives. It took me
months of work, but I have no regrets, as many forgotten and sometimes heroic names were retrieved
and, therefore, resurrected and again, "ONE IS NOT TRULY DEAD UNTIL ONE'S NAME IS
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Richard and everyone who provided the information
and photographs for this tree.