JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paris Research Questions #general

Aaron Slotnik

I have a number of questions about researching my relatives in Paris that I'm
hoping the group will be able to assist with. I will be visiting the city in about
a month and would like to prepare to make the genealogy portion of my trip as
productive as possible.

According to his application for a Visa to enter the United States, my grandfather
Herman ZLOTNIK lived in Paris >from 1918 to 1923. He moved there >from Nowy Dwor
Mazowiecki, Poland. Is there any way for me to find out additional information
about his time there such as where he lived and worked? I know he was a tailor by

I have other relatives who moved to Paris and stayed there. Based on the
information in these two wonderful articles
(,, it
appears I should be able to find quite a bit more information. Specifically, I'm
trying to determine how I can get copies of the following records:

Naturalization, Vichy police files, "Jewish File", French Census, Deportation
- Lejser ZLOTNIK (Herman's 1st cousin), his wife Yenta Laja ELBAUM, their children
Anna and Charles. They are listed at Memorial de la Shoah and only Charles
survived. It's a long story, but the person who would appear to be Lejser's wife
was not (I don't know who that was) as Yenta was also spared. He moved to Paris
from Pomiechowek, Poland in about 1925. The family lived on Rue des Rosiers in
what is now the Marais where Lejser owned a butcher shop.
- Moszek NANASBAUM and his wife Sara ZLOTNIK (Herman's 1st cousin), their children
Joseph and Anne. Joseph and Anne are listed at Memorial de la Shoah. Moszek was
deported >from Drancy in 1942 but I can't find him at Memorial de la Shoah. Sara
died on July 13, 1940 in Paris and I would also like to get her death certificate
and cemetery information.

I think those are the critical records, but please let me know if you think there
are others. I should also note that unfortunately my French skills are limited and
infrequently used.

Please respond privately.

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures
Counties, Romania

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