records of weddings Uzbekistan after WWII #general


Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Friends at Jewish Gen :
Would there be any records ofJewish weddings in Uzbekistan or
Tajikistan >from the period after world war two?
Two sisters originally >from Poland were refugees in Tashkent during the war.
They married two refugees >from Poland via labour camps in Archangel(?)
The name in Uzbekistan where they married was some-thing sounding like
("fahadshey")
The nearest similar sounding name I found was Dushanbe, but anything
is possible.
The names are
Rivka/Raia EIDELMAN married Moshe HERZBERG Married 12th June 1945
Fanny/Fania EIDELMAN married Baruch IGER Married 12th June 1945

Sincerely

Adrian Freedman

Looking for HERZBERG BRAUN >from Czestochowa in Poland : EIDELMAN
ZELCER >from Sarny Poland (now Ukraine)


boris
 

Adrian Freedman wrote: "Would there be any records of Jewish weddings in
Uzbekistan or Tajikistan >from the period after world war two?.. The name
in Uzbekistan where they married was some-thing sounding like ("fahadshey")...

There were no religious weddings in the Soviet Union. Only civil
registration was recognized by the state. In theory, if this was important
to the families, and a rabbi or someone acting as a rabbi and who knew how
to write a ketubah was available, the ceremony could have been performed -
in secret.

I do not know Uzbek. However, the word fahadshey sounds similar to
Farkhad-Stroi, which may or may not be spelled correctly. This was a large
construction project in Uzbekistan during the war, to dig a canal (or may be
this was an enterprise managing more than one project). If a refugee was
deemed by the authorities to be able to hold a shovel, he/she would be
compelled to work there.

Regarding this actual record, it may be possible to start making inquiries
in Tashkent. There may be vital records >from the 1940's somewhere, but these
would be civil, not religious records.

Boris Feldblyum
boris@...
Potomac, MD