Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Zelekin, Zholkin, Zholkine #ukraine


JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Mark,
Could it possibly be a variant spelling of the town Zolkiew? My pgf
was >from a little shtetl right next to Zolkiew, which is about 30 Km NE
Lviv.......the town was orignally a private town, owned by the Zolkiew
family........they also owned another town of the same name, near
Lublin......the one near Lviv has a famous old synagogue built in the
fortress style, and some famous Rabbi's lived in the area......when Ukraine
was taken over by the Soviets, they changed the name to Nesterov, after a
famous Russian scientist, but the original name is now used..........Jane
Lowenkron Foss

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