nicole berline <nberline@...>
"From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Don Gallard)
I have a Polish address >from a letter dated 1941. The address reads,
Szlama Icek Rotblatt, 21 Wolynska St., Apt 35, Warsow, Poland. I am
looking for any suggestions as to how I might be able to use this
information to further my Rotblatt family research."
Anyone who was about to answer privetely the question above, please cc
the answer to me. I have the same question, mutatis mutandis, with
Berek ROTENSZTEJN, 12 Muranowska St, app. 20.
Though, >from studying the prewar Warsaw directories and city maps, I
suspect that this is a place where my grand-parents had to move to when
the Warsaw ghetto was walled in October-November 1940 and all Warsaw
jews forced to move inside it: at that time the population of the ghetto
was 240 000, in january 1941 it was 378 979, in may 1941 it was 430 000,
according to Ringelblum's "Notes >from the Warsaw Ghetto".
Sadly, there is nothing or very little left of the Warsaw Ghetto. By going
through an alley and peering into a private garden, I was able to see a tiny
remaining portion of the infamous wall. The property owner was washing his car
and became angry when we took a photo. I was also able to locate Mila 18,
which now has another street name and number.
Are you aware that some of the Ghetto residents held out for over a month
against the German army. Longer than the nation of Poland. The Ghetto was
then burned to the ground with many of the Jewish partisans inside. A handful
survived by escaping through the sewers. There are many books written on the
Your address will not be of help in your genealogical research.
Betty Provizer Starkman,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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