The Rezinoier Progressive Verein

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  1. Judy Furtzaig Serne
    September 29th, 2007

    Great website, I like the way you organized it. I need to get a better scanner! Your site is an inspiration for me to re-organize & simplify. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Barbara Leburg Algaze
    April 2nd, 2008

    A VERY impressive website.
    Beautifully done !!
    I was directed here from an article in the September 23, 2007 issue of “Nu? What’s New” published by Gary Mokotov.

    At that time he wrote:

    “A Different Way to Display a Family History
    We all struggle when deciding the best way to create a family history website. An unusual solution, developed by Elliott Malkin, can be found at

    Your work is an inspiration to us all.

  3. Gilly Carroll
    May 15th, 2009

    Hello…I am very new to Jewish history and research, and really enjoyed your site…it was very informative…thank you for sharing your history. I am so sorry that thoughtless fools have taken the photos away. All the best, Gilly

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The Rezinoier Progressive Verein

Hyman was buried next to his first wife Rose in the Rezinoier Progressive Verein section of Jewish Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago. The verein was a landsmanshaftn, or immigrant aid society, associated with Hyman’s home town of Rezhnoy, in the Grodno province of the former Russian Empire.

While the cemetery remains, the verein as an organization no longer exists. It is now managed by the sexton Silverman and Weiss.

The Wisconsin granite slabs, at a height of 4′8″, were made by Kornick Monuments, a small business still owned and operated by the Kornick family in the Rogers Park area of Chicago.

Leonard Malkin visits his grandparents' graves in 1997.