Re: Sense of place, sense of people #ukraine


Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

Tom,

My grandmother was >from Kolki in Volhynia. She came to the US in 1920. As
you mention the area changed hands frequently. She used to call it "Polisha
Russia", told stories about various armies moving through the town and she
witnessed hangings of Jews in the center of town. I don't believe that she
identified as Galician, Ukrainian or anything other than Jewish.

Regards,

Andrew Blumberg

Researching: HIMELFARB or GIMELFARB - Kovel, Ukraine; KIPPELMAN, KIPILMAN or
KIPELMAN - Kolki, Ukraine

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