FORMAN/GEDELOWICZ #austria-czech


In Jiri Fielder's book Jewish Sights of Bohemia and Moravia, Milos FORMAN is
said to have come >from Caslav in Bohemia. This town is 70 km ESE of Prague and
10 km >from the district town of Kunta Hora. The Jewish religious congregation
there was founded in 1870 and said to have 300 person's of the Jewish faith.
Prior to the mid 1800s only one Jewish family was allowed to live there and
in 1930 the Jews numbered 119.
Maybe this will be helpful to you.
Susan Fisher Boyer

ben forman <ben.forman@...>

Hi Guys

I'm writing to you on the off chance that you might be able to help me
out. For 7 years I've been searching for the origins of my GGPs who
arrived in England in 1899. According to family lore they came from
Poland, but according to the UK 1901 census they came >from Germany.
Then today I had an email on behalf of someone else who had family -
from Czechoslovakia - called GEDELOVICZ, so on the off chance my GGPs
were >from Czechoslovakia I typed FORMAN into the SIG archive and it came
up (evidently Milos Forman was >from Czechoslovakia).

So I have 2 questions:

1. Is it possible the German/Poland confusion of my family origins is
due to the shifting borders of europe between 1895 and 1925 and that
they could have come >from Czechoslovakia
2.Does anyone by any chance have the names Woolf FORMAN or Rebecca
GEDELOVICZ in their tree.

The only other info I have is

Woolf (Zev) Forman was born 1876 he was son of Tzvi

Rebecca Gedelowicz was born 1878 she was daughter of Abraham

I'll be grateful for any info


Ben Forman

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