JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Name Mechla #general

Martin Davis (com)

Beatrice Markel asked: Does anyone know another form of this name that might
relate to Rebecca, Becky? In a message written by Eva Breitstein, Mechla is
addressed as her sister. Eva's sisters were Sura, Becky/Rebecca, Minnie
and Fanny. Eva Breitstein lived in Lodz during the Holocaust.

My guess is that Mechla was in fact Eva's sister Minnie. My grandmother,
born in Widawa central Poland, was known as Machla Dawidowicz in Poland and
when she came to the UK she changed that to Minnie Davis.

Martin Davis - London (UK)

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