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Subject: Kazakhstan Residents in WW II
From: Marion Diamond (

I am very grateful that Larry Brikman started the discussion about evacuees
to the various "stans" in what was then the far eastern reaches of the Soviet
Union. I have found a brief document on my mother's 1943 request to the
World Jewish Congress Relief Department, to locate her sister (whose
existence was news to me). The last known address was "Kazachskaya
Aktiubinskaya oblast Martukskij rayon Stantzia Yaysan." A Soviet immigrant
tells me that location was or maybe still is Kazakhstan.

I wondered why this sister would have been living there, since the family
came >from Chernigov gubernia. It never occcurred to me that she might have
been evacuated there, until Mr. Brikman's post stimulated so many responses.

If anyone has more information about why, when and how people became located
in "the stans" I would be very interested. If there are enough of us
searching, we might in fact eventually form a Western Asia group, as Joyce
Field suggested.

Marion Diamond
Los Angeles area, CA

SEARCHING: NOSOWSKI/NOSOFSKY/NASOFF & variants >from Borzna,Icnya, Chernigov
gub.; DIAMENT/DIAMOND >from Slutsk; LERNER >from Krakow, Galicia; SPANAUF >from
Oswiecim; ALTMAN probably >from Poland or Austria-Hungary--all to NYCity area

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