Pinkassim: Lancut, Przeworsk, Kanczuga and Rzeszow #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the late Isaac Lewin had written
about having or examining community record books for the above-named
communities. I finally connected with Mr. Lewin's son who has possession of
his father's library and papers. It now appears that Mr. Lewin most likely
wasn't given the books to keep but only to study and examine. Unfortunately,
he did not say in his book, The Jewish Community in Poland, where the books
were at the time.

Isaac Lewin's son, Naftali, has given me some very good suggestions about
where the material might be in London, Israel and Poland. I will be seeing
Yale Reisner in Las Vegas and will solicit his help in exploring whether the
Pinkassim are at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw but I need
volunteers in London and Israel to contact libraries there. I will be
writing to Rabbi Meir Wunder as well.

If you would like to help with this, please contact me privately.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD

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