Illinitzer K.U.V. #general
K.U.V. stands for the Yiddish words "Kranken Unterstitzungs Verein" andtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
mean Sick Benevolent Society.
Jewishgen's Shtetleseeker finds many towns named Ilintsy or equivalent,
however one particular Ilintsy, with a New York K.U.V is probably yours..
Ilintsy is/was a town in Vinnitsa province, Ukaraine. The records of the
Ilinitzer K.U.V. founded in 1895, are held by YIVO. The Ilinitzer or
(Elinitzer) K.U.V. is listed in "A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Archive"
by Schwartz & Milamed.
Glenda Rubin <glendarubin@...>
Hello,I believe Illinitzer refers to the Ukrainian shtetl of Ilintsy, aka Lenitz,
and this is a landsmanschaften or similar organization. (BTW, my maternal
grandmother was born in Lenitz, so I hope to correspond with you about that).
I think the *er* suffix is in this case is similar to the *an* in American
before the name of an organization..
Anyway, I checked my 1930s book of landsmanschaftan, and although I
didn't find Illinitzer KUV, I did find another organizations with KUV as
part of their names in the English section. Looking up the more detailed
listing in the Yiddish section, I found (transliterated) *Kranken unt.
Farein*, or in Yiddish letters, reading >from right to left: kuf, resh,
aleph, nun, kuf, aiyn, nun sofit (end word) aleph, vov, nun, tet. (end
word. note the period at the end;it seems to be an abbreviation). fay,
aleph, resh, aleph, yod, yod, nun sofit(end word).
I guess the first word is related to illness or sickness somehow. My
Yiddish doesn't go far enough to know what the others are. Tried to find
an online Yiddish dictionary, but didn't have luck.
Maybe one of our Yiddishists can translate.
San Francisco Bay Area.
Can anybody tell me what Illinitzer K.U.V. refers to? It is a burial
society. Would Illinitz be the name of a town or a Chasidic group perhaps?
And what does K.U.V. stand for?
Thanks in advance. If you respond to to group, please copy
to me privately as well. Thanks!
There is a cemetery section of the Linitzer K.U.V at Talmud Torah Cemetery,
South Orange Avenue near Grove Street in Newark, NJ. A number of Linitzers
including my grandfather and great-grandfather settled in Newark in the first
two decades of the 20thC. Many of them were in the grocery business in Newark;
some others took part in a utopian agricultural community in Southern NJ.
Linitz/Illinitz/Iljintsy is SW of Kiev and E of Vinnitsa. A relative of mine
took a trip there about 5 years ago. To this day, it maintains a reputation as
a sleepy backwater -- even at the turn of the last century it was referred to
disparagingly by outsiders such as in the way we might refer to "Podunk". The
synagogue and the cheder were still there, unused as such for decades and
boarded up and off-limits, under some sort of state protection after having
been used for agricultural storage during the Soviet period. There was also a
dissheveled Jewish cemetery. There was only one remaining Jewish resident, a
woman in her 90's who was impoverished and forlorn with whom my relative
obtained a touching interview.
New York, NY
Can anybody tell me what Illinitzer K.U.V. refers to? It is a burialsociety. Would Illinitz be the name of a town or a Chasidic group perhaps?
And what does K.U.V. stand for? Thanks in advance. If you respond to to group,
please copy to me privately as well. Thanks! Judy Petersen>
I hope that any responses are made to the Listserve, or at least, to me as well
as to Judy Petersen! "Illin" appears on my Mogilever grandfather's
naturalization papers. I've looked in vain for evidence of "Illin" in
Belarus/Russia, and concluded that this was just a mistake -- he was
naturalized in Chicago, and my assumption is that the clerk began typing
"Illinois" on the wrong line. But I sure would be interested in evidence to