Holynka in Grodno region is the town where my ancestors lived and many were killed by the Nazis.I am having a difficult time finding information about them.
My gr-gr-great grandparents were Itzak and Lea Polak.Their children were Yankel David, Abraham, Hyman (m. Bessie), Yeta (m. Hyman Alpert), Sarah (m. Abraham Abrams), and Rachel (m. Alter Sweet).
My gr-great grandfather was Yankel David Polak who married Freida Goldfarb. They had eight children Deborah (m. Zalman Goldfarb), Sol, Sam, Simon, Avram, Zalman (Sholom?), Rachmiel, and Anna.
Sol, Simon, and Sam emmigrated to the US (the name changed to Pollack). They all came as young men. One of the boys (Simon?) stayed with an Abramson family in Philadelphia before moving to NY.
Simon Pollack married Bella (Bessie) Sheier/Scheuer.Their children are Ruthe (m. Isidore Kaufman), and Milton (m. Violet).
Sol Pollack married Ida Green (Grenkowski).Their children are Henrietta (m. Jack Block) and Lillian (m. Leonard Rudnick).
Avram/Abraham Pollack emmigrated to Argentina after being refused in the US.He married Chaika and had two sons Mendel and Kopel.
The rest stayed behind and were all killed by the Nazis. I believe the story is that they were all buried alive.
Please let me know if you have any more info on this family...I have old pictures as well.