JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Stettin #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Robert Israel" <israel@math.ubc.ca> wrote

In article <00a001c59369$c7213aa0$2b5b80d8@DDW6HF41>,
S. Cohen <scohen@thejnet.com> wrote:

I am seeking information on the town Stettin in Poland or in countries
where Jews were deported to Poland during WWII.
or any town in Poland which was renamed Stettin by the Germans.
Sheindle Cohen
scohen@thejnet.com
Stettin is the German name of the Polish city of Szczecin, but it was not
"renamed": this city was historically German (Pomeranian actually), and
was transferred to Poland at the end of WWII. See e.g. the thread
"Questions >from a really naive beginner" >from June 2003:
<http://tinyurl.com/b2795>
According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stettin Stettin was
founded by Warcislaw IV (called New Szczecin).

Only in 1720 were the Swedes forced to cede the city to the Elector of
Brandeburg.

Until the 1630s Stettin was the capital of the Duchy of Pomerania which was
ruled by the Slavonic Griffin dynasty which was of Slavic origins.

This is abstracted >from Wikipedia and I cannot vouch for its content.

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0860467.html also contains a history
of Pommerania. Like all European history with changing borders and
frontiers, it is rather difficult to be certain about these things, and, of
course, wars have started over these sorts of arguments, and so it rather
depends who is saying it.

I am not a historian and I am not an expert on this.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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