seeking my family in south africa - pitofsky or pytowski #southafrica


Richard Newman <genserch@...>
 

I have scanned the Cape Town records and have asked at the Board of Deputies
in Johannesburg. The name is unknown to all -- sorry.


Richard Newman
Cape Town
(genealogist and necrographer)

From: "Jim Pitofsky" <jimp@nylc.org>
Reply-To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [safrica] seeking my family in south africa - pitofsky or pytowski
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 07:21:44 -0700

I am looking for my family in South Africa. Most of my family was killed
in
Lodz, Poland, but three survived and fled to the U.S., which is where I
live. We had heard a rumor that one family member also fled to South
America and another to South Africa. The South America rumor was confirmed
when we located our family in Argentina last year and I visited them. Now
we are even more confident that someone >from our family is in South Africa.
I will be in Cape Town briefly in July and in Johannesburg as well. Do you
know anyone in my family? What should I do to get the word out to see if
anyone knows of my family? Are there other listservs where people help in
these kinds of situations? Any suggestions and referrals you have would be
greatly appreciated.

The spelling of my name is Pitofsky. But I learned >from my Argentinian
family that the original spelling was Pytowski. My great grandfather,
Aaron
came to the U.S., as did his nephews Morris and Harry; and Manuel went to
Argentina.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sincerely,
Jim Pitofsky


Jim Pitofsky <jimp@...>
 

I am looking for my family in South Africa. Most of my family was killed in
Lodz, Poland, but three survived and fled to the U.S., which is where I
live. We had heard a rumor that one family member also fled to South
America and another to South Africa. The South America rumor was confirmed
when we located our family in Argentina last year and I visited them. Now
we are even more confident that someone >from our family is in South Africa.
I will be in Cape Town briefly in July and in Johannesburg as well. Do you
know anyone in my family? What should I do to get the word out to see if
anyone knows of my family? Are there other listservs where people help in
these kinds of situations? Any suggestions and referrals you have would be
greatly appreciated.

The spelling of my name is Pitofsky. But I learned >from my Argentinian
family that the original spelling was Pytowski. My great grandfather, Aaron
came to the U.S., as did his nephews Morris and Harry; and Manuel went to
Argentina.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sincerely,
Jim Pitofsky


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

You did not mention the first names of those who might have gone to South
Africa and I am wondering if the family you found in Argentina knew what
happened to them? Perhaps the missing family went to Argentina as well
rather than South Africa or perhaps they went to Cuba as an alternative.

Did your family flee after WWII or before? If before, they would have had
to do it prior to 1939 when the last ships >from Europe came to SA bringing
fleeing Jews. One of my relatives was on the last ship.

The name and all of its variants does not appear in the South African
National Archives and another respondant has told you they did not find the
name in several other sources. The only other thing I could suggest is that
you post an inquiry in one of the South African Jewish newspapers and see
what happens.

Good luck!

Ann Rabinowitz
Miami Beach, FL
annrab@bellsouth.net