location of Bouchara 1941 #general
Sender & Lisa Rosenfeld <sendlisa@...>
Hello- I have submitted a search with the Red Cross for our grandparents
(Efraim & Malka Rosenfeld)and included a letter our family had >from 1945,
stating our missing relatives were first sent >from Koln Germany to
Zbauzin, then Sibyria,& were last heard >from in Bouchara in 1941. The Red
Cross has asked me where these places were- we assumed Russia, but don't
know. If anyone knows what country these places were located in in 1941
and would email me so that I can tell the Red Cross- I would greatly
Thanks in advance
Researching names Schaffer, Steinmetz, Strahl, Rosenfeld, Alter, Dominitz
Bukhara is located in central Asia, it is now in Uzbekistan. The
emirate of Bokhara was a powerful state in that area until the Bolshevik
Joel S. Kent <jkent2@...>
One possibility is to try the spelling *Bukhara*. It is an area in southerntoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Uzbekistan. For more details, see the Encyclopedia Judaica, vol. 4 "B",
- Joel Kent
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Subject: location of Bouchara 1941
Lisa Rosenfeld's missing relatives were last heard >from in Bouchara in 1941.
Previous replies indicated Lisa could try the spelling *Bukhara*, a
city/area in southern Uzbekistan and one of the historic centers of the Silk
If the 1945 letter Lisa has, or family tradition, mentions anything related
to carpets in or >from Bouchara in connection to the relatives' location ,
this could further suggest that Lisa's Bouchara was probably Bukhara.
Bukhara is the origin of world famous carpets. I am no expert but ask
myself about the Koln, Germany, relatives' "ch" pronunciation and the "kh"
sound in the Bukhara area.
Add to this the fact that there was evacuation to Central Asia republics at
the time, away >from the front . Influenced by my direct family coming West
before the war, in my pre-beginner stage I tended to think in terms of
survival by escape or evacuation to the West, and relatives who stayed were
they were. But now I was very happy to learn that relatives survived the war
from what is today´s Ukraine. They - and many others - were evacuated Eastto Central Asia, and not West.
A Unesco site on history of central Asia civilization
reminds us that carpets, runners, curtains and cushions essentially replaced
furniture for the peoples of the Near and Middle East. In the ninth and
tenth centuries, Bukhara already was one of the main centres of cotton
production. Bukhara produced cotton fabrics, silk and semi-silk cloths.
So again, any mentions of carpets or ellaborate weaving products in
"Bouchara" in the letters or stories could help in making "Bukhara" in
Uzbekistan a big possibility.
Hope this helps,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN: Marijampole, Suwalki, Augustow,
Sejny,Sopotkin,Koenigsberg. POKROISKY, POKROJSKI, POKROY: Suwalki, Seirijai.
Lomza. ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ: Kremenchug, Vilnius. HOLLANDERSKY,
HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER: Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza. TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL:
Kremenchug, Kharkov. FELCHINSKY: Kremenchug, Vilnius, Felschtin?. KARP:
Grodno. SMELIENSKY(?),KRASNAPOLSKY(?), BLUMIGDAL (?), GOLUMBIEWSKY,GOLOMB(?)
Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
If Bouchara=Bukhara, then it's a city in Uzbekistan and one of the
historic centers of the Silk Road.
PS: It's also important to Jewish history in one small way: the court
musicians there were traditionally Jewish. Many of the Jews of Bukhara
now live in Forest Hills, Queens, including many of the current
generations of musicians. Ted Levin's book (with CD!) _The Hundred
Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia and Queens, NY_
(Nebraska) discusses these people and their music in fascinating detail.