Bialystok Questions #poland


David Slater
 

Family lore has it that my ggrandmother Zelda (WASILKOVSKY) KRAUZE
[1856-1936] (who lived n Bialystok with family prior to 1904 emigration to
U.S.) was a “cook for the Russian Army”. My assumption is she was not a
directly paid employee of the Russian government, but rather independently
sold cooked kosher meals to Jewish soldiers garrisoned in Bialystok, or,
possibly was an independent contractor if such an arrangement even existed.
Can anyone shed information on how Jewish soldiers obtained Kosher food in
Bialystok during the late 19th-early 20th centuries?

Zelda’s sister Neshke (WASILKOVSKY) FIKSEL [abt 1854-bef. 1893] (who also
lived in Bialystok with her family, but never appears to have emigrated)
married Jankiel FIKSEL whose family owned or managed a theater (name of
theater unknown) in Bialystok around the turn of the 20th century. I don’t
know if it was a Yiddish theater or some other sort of theater. Does anyone
know if there would be surviving Bialystok property tax, sales or lease
records for the theater somewhere to be searched? Does anyone know if any
Bialystok Yiddish newspapers >from the late 19th thru early 20th century are
archived anywhere? My thought is there may be a paid advertisement for the
theater which may list the name of the manager or proprietor.

Many thanks!!

David Slater

Researching

SCHLACHTER, BARON, DROBIS/DROBIZ/DROBES, MORVITZ/MOFTEZ, IOFFE/YAFFE/JAFFE,
SKODOWITZ; – Kavarskas, Lithuania
DROBIS/DROBIZ/DROBES; - Anyksciai, Lithuania
SIMONSOHN/SIMSON, WEINSTEIN, WINBLER, SCHWARTZ; – Riga, Latvia
KRAUZE/KRAUSE, FIKSEL/FIXEL, WASILKOVSKY, WEISS, SPECTOR, KUPER/KOOPER; –
Bialystok, Poland
WASILKOVSKY, SPECTOR, COHEN; – Wasilkow, Poland
TAICH/DAJCZ/DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, MONTE, ROCKOVITZ, BUCKOVITZKI, MEIROVITZ,
KUZINETZ; – Slonim, Belarus
FUCHS/FOX, PALEYS/PALEY; – Bobruisk, Belarus

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