WINTER family in Czortkow #ukraine

Renee Steinig

Fanny Winter <fannywintera@...> wrote that her father, Mordejai
WINTER KLEINER, son of Mendel WINTER and Hanna KLEINER, left Poland in
1936. She would like to know about the wife and daughter he left

Some suggestions:

- Since Czortkow (now Chortkiv, Ukraine) was in Galicia until the end
of World War I, you might also send an inquiry to the Gesher Galicia
discussion group. To join it, go here:

- The town's yizkor (memorial) book
( lists this
mother and daughter: WINTER, Itta bat Reuven and her daughter Regina.
You can't assume that they were Mordejai's wife and daughter, but
that's possible.

- Fanny, did your father immigrate to the United States? If so, a
possible source of his first wife's name would be his passenger
arrival record, which would have listed his closest relative in his
place of origin. Many passenger manifests for this period are
available on If you can't find him, you might want to
order his naturalization record, which includes details that will make
a search for the arrival record easier.

- The records of the International Tracing Service include many
inquiries about the fate of relatives. If Mordejai wrote to ITS after
the war, his correspondence is still on file there. The U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington DC has copies of many ITS records. For
more information and inquiries, see:


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

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