Celia Male <celiamale@...>
Shaul Sharoni writes: " As part of my research I came across the name GRITOCH;
Can someone tell me whether this is a first or last name?
In any case, I'm trying to locate descendants of a German man (this Gritoch)
who married a Jewish woman (Illy Grunwald), and lived in the Bucharest
before and after WWII, as far as I know. Let me know if this rings a bell to
This may well be a very obscure German name but all I can tell Shaul is that
when I looked it up on a well-known website [which I am not sure if I am
allowed to mention after our new two-stage ruling!], I saw two entries which
appear to me as mistranscriptions of PRITSCH. This is a bona-fide name found in
Carpathian Ruthenia [Romania], as sadly attested by Yad Vashem. There are also
12 US census entries for GRITOCH - 1920  and 1930  - I cannot access them
to check but they may also be mistranscriptions.
So did Shaul also get a mistranscribed name >from another source?
Celia Male [U.K.]
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