Re: MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania


Hi Carola
Seeing that you are researching MAIMON/MEIMON, I thought I would touch base with you.
My great uncle Meir Schulman was murdered in Stanesti-de-jos. Through the Yad VaShem archives, I discovered he was married to a JENTE MAIMON. In the Yahrzeit book published in Israel c. 1963 by Schapira, there is a group photo that she in. Other than that, I have no information about her at all — but I did find another Yad Vashem record posted for someone I believe is her, but with a different spelling  — and lists her as 28 at the time of her death. In the inventory of those who perished in Holocaust from Unter-Stanestie, I could not find any other MAIMON/MEIMON that perished - so I thought that maybe she may have connected to your folks in Radauti.

As far as identifying as Romanian, my grandfather, who was born and lived in Stanesti, came to Canada after WW1 and had Romanian papers. The Romanians were pretty aggressive with this stuff - and would not even recognize his parents marriage - so his passport was issued in his mother's maiden name. I guess there is the chance that someone other that Jechil filled in the form as well, and customs officers routinely made errors during these times. People from Bucovina also proudly identified as such - and since there was no country by that name - during that time, I guess Romania worked just as well.

Good luck with your search. And if there is any chance you are searching for JENTE MAIMON I am happy to share all the information I have

If you want to read a very good book on the area ... this just was released. It is excellent and at the beginning several maps clearly articulate the history of the region and the changes. The author has done an amazing job. It is a bit pricey in print, but the ebook works well.

Gaëlle Fisher. “Resettlers and Survivors: Bukovina and the Politics of Belonging in West Germany and Israel, 1945–1989.” iBooks. 

Irv Osterer
Ottawa, Canada

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