Re: What shtetl could this be? #belarus

Eilat Gordin Levitan

Dear Bruce,
Most of the area of what is now belarus and is located less then 15
kilometers west of Minsk, was part of Poland between 1921 to 1939.
Pinsk, Skidel, and the Grodno area included.
They all had to study Polish by state laws even if they went to Jewish
schools. The fact that they said they spoke Polish might indicate that
they left the area after 1920.
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles

On 3/16/06, Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...> wrote:

I have confirmed that my ancestors came >from Skidel which is quite
close to Grodno. Recently I have found relatives and documents of
related family which support the fact that they came >from a place in
"Russia" quite close to the Polish border - as is Grodno. Family
members speak about how their parents spoke fluent Polish.

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