JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pronunciation: 'Tch' or 'K'? E.g., Charles or Karl? Chausmer, Zausmer or Kazimerz? #general

Joyaa Antares

Hi All,

JewishGen's Town Finder gives just ONE option for "Zausmer" - Sandomierz.
The Finder says this was "Tsoyzmer" in Yiddish, so the match seems good.
The Jewish Encyclopedia refers to "Jacob David ben Isaac", a Polish Masorite
of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; "rabbi of Zausmer, near Cracow".
Sandomierz is nowhere near Cracow.

The Town Finder gives **four** options for "Causmer", including Sandomierz,
Kazimierz, Kazmierz Dolny and Kazmierza Wielka. Kazmierz is very close to
Cracow. It is about 125 miles or 200 km >from Sandomierz.

How could a town name be both Kazmierz and Zausmer? Does this have
something to do with whether the town is named in German, Russian or
Yiddish? (The answer is not immediately apparent >from the Town Finder,
because it doesn't list "Kazmierz" as an option for Zausmer).

Many thanks, Joyaa ANTARES

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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