Re: Kowordok, Poland? #general
Lisa Grayson writes:
"Might you be able to help solve the mystery of Kowordok, Poland?
Jennie Kulik, b. 1880, maiden name believed to be Maruches, has her
place of birth clearly typed on her husband Jacob Kulik's 1934 US
Naturalization as Kowordok, Poland. There are no matches on JGen's
town search, and Google shows absolutely nothing, including variations
replacing K with G and C, and W with V."
Try "Horodok", which was in Poland prior to 1939, then in Russia, invaded by Nazis
in 1941, today in Belarus. It is located north of Minsk in the triangle between
Rakov, Radishkovitz and Moladechna. Kehillalink site is here:
If this turns out to be the town, there is a wonderful film about the history of
the town made a few years ago: "Horodok: A Shtetl's Story 1920-1945," which tells
the tale of vibrant life in an Eastern European Jewish village, before WWII, told
by partisan-survivors, who moved to Israel after the war.
The film covers the shtetl's community and religious life; the shtetl economy;
Jewish and secular education; the flourishing Zionist youth movements and political
parties; the background story of an early 1930's film of the shtetl; Russian and
Nazi occupation; the creation of the Ghetto and Nazi slaughter; Horodok partisans
and the end-of-the-war revenge.
The Museum of Family HIstory has a link with more film info:
Santa Monica, CA