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Romanian jewish history #romania


rmihailv@...
 

I have a few questions regarding Romanian jewish history:

1. Does anybody know if Zorel is a hebrew first name? If yes, is it
also common among non-jewish Romanians?

2. Does anybody know if any jewish families migrated south to Dobrogea
(southeast Romania) as a result of the Romanian pogroms of the late
19, early 20th century, especially the Iasi pogroms?

Please let me know if you know of any resources regarding the above.

Thank you,

Robert Mihail

rmihailv@...


Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Robert, please see answers below:


1. Does anybody know if Zorel is a hebrew first name? If yes, is it also
common among non-jewish Romanians?
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According to Alexander Beider's dictionary of Jewish names the closest name
is Zorekh, and derived name Zore, Zortshe, Zorekhl. Very possible that
Zorel is one of derivation.

2. Does anybody know if any jewish families migrated south to Dobrogea
(southeast Romania) as a result of the Romanian pogroms of the late 19,
early 20th century, especially the Iasi pogroms?
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Dobrudja was not part of Romania, or Principalities (Walachia, Moldova). It
was part of Turkey, under direct Ottoman control. In 1870s the Dobruja
region was swapped with two districts in Bessarabia (Izmail and Kagul). I
assume that after Romania was established in late 1870s people moved,
including Jews. Possible that pogroms were reason too.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator