Re: "Moliff, Russia -where is it? #general


In her message of 11-22-00, Brooke Schreier asked what and where "Moliff"
might be. Perhaps her ancestral town was "Molev" known also as "Mohilev"
and "Mogilev." In Ukrainian,probably the ending would be "iv" often
transliterated as "iff." The town is in Belarus on the Dnieper River, 110
miles east of the city of Minsk.

My Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer says that it was a junction for four rail
lines, and was an industrial and transportation center. The population was
30% Jewish until the Second World War. An old town, it was ruled for many
years by Lithuania and Poland and acquired by Russia in 1772.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.

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