In a message dated 1/26/03 Linda Fefferman (FLFeff@...) writes:
<<I am trying to learn about a place called Otaci or Ataci, believed to
have been the place where my husband's grandmother's family had a summer
Her name was Doba (Dora) RASIM b.c. 1882, daughter of Israel Yale RASIM
(sp?), and she lived in Brest, Belarus (was Poland/White Russia) before
coming to America in 1921 with her two sons to join her husband Froim
FEFFERMAN in Chicago, Illinois. Froim was >from Koden, Lublin, Poland and
had arrived in America 11 years earlier, with one older son. I've been
told that Otaci / Ataci is on the Moldova / Ukraine border, on the
Dniester River. Someone else suggests it might have been "Otwock" 14
miles SE of Warsaw, a health resort for tubercular, located on a railroad
line, and had a Jewish population. I would appreciate any information,
help, suggestions any of you might be able to share with me.>>
I was probably the one who suggested Otwock to Ms. Fefferman, but I'll
have another go at helping her. I looked up "Ataci" in Chester
G.Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer." He says it is northwest of Odessa,
on the southern border of Bessarabia.
I also looked for Ataki in my old "Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer". It
notes its Romanian spelling is "Otaki." In 1941 its population was
2,570 "largely Jewish." On the Dniester River, opposite Mogilev-
Podolski, and on a railroad line Atiki was an agricultural center, and
did flour and oilseed milling.
"Where We Once Walked" gives several spellings for this town: "Atachi,"
"Otach Tyrg," "Otaci Sat," "Otaci Targ." It says its pre-WW II population
was 2,785., and that it is 176 kilometers northwest of Kishinev. Its map
coordinates are: 48'27/27'47.
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.