Re< "Vinkovtsky" #general


NFatouros@...
 

On Dec.17/02 Lou Stoler (lstoler@houston.rr.com) asked whether anyone had
ever heard of Vinkovtsky.

To find others who are interested in Vinkovtsky or *Vinkovitz* (or even
*Vinkovci*) Mr. Soler should check Jewishgen's Family Finder and its
Discussion Group Archives. (Mel Werbach has ancestors >from the place.)
(Also, typing in *Vinkovitz* in the *google* search engine turned up the
site of the Philadelphia Genealogical Society. I didn't take the time to
click on the site but I assume it shows someone interested in Vinkovitz.)

The town or shtetl is or was west of Zhmerinka and southwest of Kiev. To
find the map coordinates of the town Mr. Stoler should use Jewishgen's
ShtetlSeeker.

My 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer says of Vinkovtsy that in 1939 it
had a population of over 2,000. It is in the East Kamenetz-Podolski
oblast, 28 miles southeast of Proskurov. People did fruit canning and
distilling.

There are several mentions of the town and of some of the people who lived
there in the two volumes of David A. Chapin and Ben Weinstock, *The Road
from Letichev: History of and Culture of a Forgotten Jewish Community in
Eastern Europe,* *Writer's Showcase:,* 2000, ISBN O-595-00667-1 and
ISBN 0-595-0067-3

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok
and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

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