ROSTOV-ON-DON: JEWS IN THE CAVALRY DURING THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
In his book, “Jews from Rostov-On-Don: History. Facts. Biography” (2005), Mr. M.A. Gontmakher makes note of the Jews in the Cavalry. The list below is based on information from his book.
Cavalry Commanders (pp. 323-24)
Bezel Henry/Genrikh Yakovlevich—Chief of Staff (First Cav. Division)
Baran Michael—Chief of Staff (First Cav. Division—Cervone Cossacks)
Belitsky Maurice/Morris Lvovich—Commissar of 11th Cav. Division;Deputy Head of Political Dept. of First Cav.
Blumenfeld—Commander of First Siberian Cav. Division
Borisov (Shister) Arkady Borisovich—Brigade Commander, Chief of Staff of First Cavalry Housing (??)
Weiner Dmitry Ananyevich—Commander of 9th Separate Cavalry Brigade
Greenberg/Grinberg—Commissar of 21st Cavalry Div.
Grunin Mironovich Jacob—Chief of Staff, 2nd Stavropol Cavalier Div.
Dubinsky (Yudovich) Ilya—Commander of Cavalry Brigade, 8th Div. Red Cossacks; chief of Staff of 1st Zaporozhye Czerwone Cossack Div.
Dubson Arkady Borisovich, Commisar of 16th Cav. Div.
Efuni Nahum Davidovich—Commisar of 2nd Stavropol Cav. Div.
Zeylinkovich Ilya Markovich--Commissar of the 2nd Caucasian Cavalry Division
Zorin Eugene/Yevgeny Mikhaylovich--Head Staff of the 12th Cavalry Division.
Krivoshein/ Semyon Moiseevich--Commissar 31 -Cavalry Regiment.
Krozhevsky Marcel/Markel Lvovich--16th Military Cavalry Division.
Levin Jacob--Commissar 3rd Turkestan Cavalry Division
Leonov Ilya Abramovich, Chief of Staff 9th Cavalry Crimean Division.
Meyer Michael Georgiyevich--Commander of the 1st Caucasian Cavalry Division.
Rapoport Leonid Lvovich--Commander of the 1st Labor regiment of Cossacks, which became the basis of the 1st Cavalry.
Adolph Lvovich Roeder/Reder--Commissar of the 1st Turkestan Cavalry Division.
Rubin Joseph Naumovich--Chief of Staff 16th Cavalry Division.
Turovsky Semyon Abramovich--Commander of the 8th Cavalry Division, the Blackvonnogo Cossacks.
Uritsky Semen Petrovich--Commander Cavalry Brigade Special appointment.
Flisovsky S.S.--Commander of the Cavalry Brigade.
Hatskilevich/Khatskilevich Michael Georgiyevich--Corps Commander,Chief of Staff of the 1st cavalry-Brigade of the 17th Cavalry Division; Commander of the 2nd Cavalry Housing, Chief of Red Banner Cavalry (advanced training courses commanders).
Schmidt Dmitry Abramovich/Arkadyevich (David Gutman Aaronovitch)--Commander of the 17th Cavalry Division Cervone Cossacks.
Yablonsky Arkady Ksenofontovich--Brigade Chief Veterinary Service Central Asian Military District.
Yakobson Michael Aleksandrovich--Chief of Staff of the 9th Cavalry Division.
Elba/Elbom Jacob Naumovich—Brigade Head of Veterinary Services Moscow Military District.