Re: location of Bouchara 1941 #general


Carlos Glikson
 

Lisa Rosenfeld's missing relatives were last heard >from in Bouchara in 1941.
Previous replies indicated Lisa could try the spelling *Bukhara*, a
city/area in southern Uzbekistan and one of the historic centers of the Silk
Road.

If the 1945 letter Lisa has, or family tradition, mentions anything related
to carpets in or >from Bouchara in connection to the relatives' location ,
this could further suggest that Lisa's Bouchara was probably Bukhara.
Bukhara is the origin of world famous carpets. I am no expert but ask
myself about the Koln, Germany, relatives' "ch" pronunciation and the "kh"
sound in the Bukhara area.

Add to this the fact that there was evacuation to Central Asia republics at
the time, away >from the front . Influenced by my direct family coming West
before the war, in my pre-beginner stage I tended to think in terms of
survival by escape or evacuation to the West, and relatives who stayed were
they were. But now I was very happy to learn that relatives survived the war
from what is today┬┤s Ukraine. They - and many others - were evacuated East
to Central Asia, and not West.

A Unesco site on history of central Asia civilization
http://www.unesco.org/culture/asia/html_eng/chapitre4216/chapitre7.htm
reminds us that carpets, runners, curtains and cushions essentially replaced
furniture for the peoples of the Near and Middle East. In the ninth and
tenth centuries, Bukhara already was one of the main centres of cotton
production. Bukhara produced cotton fabrics, silk and semi-silk cloths.

So again, any mentions of carpets or ellaborate weaving products in
"Bouchara" in the letters or stories could help in making "Bukhara" in
Uzbekistan a big possibility.

Hope this helps,

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
e-Mail cglikson@ciudad.com.ar

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