JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Shtetl of Ollya Pollya" #general


On behalf of a friend, Bernice Heister asked in her 9-21-00 message what
the town of "Ollya Pollya" might stand for.

I guess that it could be "Olgapol," or "Olapolia," which is a town
northwest of Odessa. and north of Balta. There is a probably brief
article about it in the Encylclopedia Judaica. In the nineteenth century a
rabbi in the town was Elihu Posek. (Information paraphrased >from Chester
G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer)

My 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer says that in 1926 this town had a
population of 5,707 and was known for metal works.

But, as Maurine Bothman McLellan responded on 9-21-00, maybe it is
"Gulyapole" or Huliai pole, southwest of Donetsk and southeast of
Dnepropetrovsk !

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse.

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