Nehemya Zvi = Chaimas Girsas ? #general


Jose Gutstein <jmg-miami@...>
 

My grandmother always said her father's name was Chaimas
Girsas Kamenshchik.
Her sister would refer to the same father as Nehemya Zvi
Kamenshchik.
The family was >from Kovno, Lithuania.

1) Does Nehemya Zvi = Chaimas Girsas?

2) My grandmother emigrated in 1928 and her sister stayed
and survived the Holocaust. Could the difference be that my
grandmother had the period of Lithuanian independence as her
reference point and thus used the Lithuanian version of the
same name?

Thanks,

Jose Gutstein
JMG-Miami@msn.com


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-07 16:30:46 EST, jmg-miami@email.msn.com writes:

<< Does Nehemya Zvi = Chaimas Girsas? >>

Nehemya = Nahamaias (Latin) Nachamiya (Heb) = which may have become
Chamaias in short

Zvi = Deer = Hirsch (German) = Girsch (Russian pronounciation of Hirsch in
the absence of the letter H.

I wouldn't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure

Michael Bernet
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ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester


Stephen Rabinowitz <srabinow@...>
 

Jose Gutstein wrote in message
<05a9111162107b8UPIMSSMTPUSR01@email.msn.com>...
My grandmother always said her father's name was Chaimas
Girsas Kamenshchik.
Her sister would refer to the same father as Nehemya Zvi
Kamenshchik.
The family was >from Kovno, Lithuania.

1) Does Nehemya Zvi = Chaimas Girsas?
Sure. The first is Hebrew, the second is in the local language. Zvi means a
deer, or Hirsch in German or Yiddish. The letter "H" gets changed in
Russian, for example, to "G," producing Girsh.

Steve Rabinowitz
Great Neck, NY
srabinowREMOVE@ix.netcom.com