In his message of 11-29-00 Mitch Mermel asked about the term "Spichenitzer"
or the the United Spichenitzer Relief. He mentioned that his family came >from
"Borchagaovka" near Kiev. I think "Spichenitzer" is an adjective, derived
from the name of a town; it is probably not the name of a town."Perhaps the Relief organization was named after the town of Spikov or
"Shpikov" which is south of Vinnitsa ("Vinitza") and southwest of Kiev. The
date of the award given to one of Mr. Mermel's uncles, the Spichenitzer
Relief, could help indicate whether the award was given by an organization
formed during one of the World Wars, rather than by the usual landsmanshaft
formed by immigrants.
Another possibility it that the organization was named after a village called
"Spijkenisse" or "Spykenisse" in south west Holland , on Putten Island, 8
miles south of Rotterdam. My Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer says this town was
noted for the manufacture of cement and of window frames.
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.