I just learned >from an elderly relative that a sister of my
great-grandmother (maiden name: WASHILKOVSKY >from Bialystok) & her husband
(surname: SUSSMAN/ZUSSMAN?? - I assume also >from Bialystok) emigrated to
South Africa in the very early 1900's and settled in Mossel Bay where they
operated a dry goods/'department store'. I don't have first names or any
other information. The elderly relative thinks the next generation may have
changed their surname to RUSSELL.
Haven't yet found anything on any of the usual websites, based on the very
limited information I have. Any suggestions or information about the Jewish
community of Mossel Bay would be greatly appreciated.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Researching: SCHLACHTER, DROBES & SKODOWITZ, BARON, MORVITZ- Kovarsk;
KRAUZE, WASHILKOVSKY & MARCUS - Bialystok
DAJCZ/DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, BUKOVITZKI, MONTE - Slonim
SIMONSOHN/SIMSON, WEINSTEIN - Riga
FUKSON - Bobruisk