Re: French spelling of towns in Russia #general


Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Vselyub (or Wsielub) is certainly the right spelling for "Cheloupe",
which is a very near French pronunciation of that name. One has to
remind that in those days, there were no birth certificate to show
when people arrived in the French camp of Drancy, and those who had
to write down the names of the arriving new inmates had to write it
how they heard it, as they could. Moreover, many people who arrived
didn't even know how to read or write.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org

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