MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania

Carola Murray-Seegert

In beautifully clear handwriting on a 1906 passenger manifest, Jechil Maimon's last residence is identified as "Radauti, Roumania". He gives the same information (with the alternate spelling "Radautz, Romania") on his Declaration of Intent in Chicago in 1910.  
 My problem is that the JewishGen town finder identifies two places with this name - one, a village on the Prut River in the Dorohoi district,  the other a large city in the Bucovina district. A note on the locality page warns the researcher against confusing the two.
I see that the Bucovina district was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WWI,  when it was ceded to Romania in the Treaty of Paris of 1919.  So am I correct in thinking that Jechil must have come from the shtetl in the Dorohoi district, as shown by the pre-WWI dates on his documents?  Or were there historic / cultural reasons why someone from the Austro-Hungarian city would have preferred to identify himself as Romanian?
What do you think, Romania experts?
Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel Germany
Researching MAIMON, CLEIN, TALMAGE (Raddauti & Iasi Romania, Philadelphia & Chicago USA) 

Peninah Zilberman

Dear Carola Murray-Seegert,


The info. you read in J.G. documents are as per

that period they were registered.

However, all are the same location.

If you check in today info. you get the info. below.

This situation has occurred due to the fact that the

Regions have been renamed, either during the

Communist Regime or after the 1989 Revolution.


Rădăuți is a city in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania.

It is situated in the historical region of Bukovina.

Rădăuți is the third largest urban settlement in the county,

with a population of 23,822 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.



I trust that now the location is better identified for you in order to continue your research.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays.


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Yossi Yagur

Regarding Radautz / Radauti in Bucovina:

The surname MAIMON / MEIMON does not appear on cemetery headstones, but there are few such entries in the BMD records, to be found in in index prepared by Martina and Edgar Houster, see

Of course, Radautz-am-Prut / Radauti-Prut is a different place, for which I have no information.

Yossi Yagur


Valentin Lupu

I believe you are right. Probably your Maimon family was originally from Radauti-Prut, a small town in the Dorohoi district. The large Radauti (Bukovina) town became  Romanian only after WWI. The Dorohoi Yizkor book mentions an "old" Maimon family from Radauti-Prut. There are also  a couple of testimonies at Yad VaShem regarding people of Maimon family from Radauti-Prut.

Valentin Lupu


There were Maimons and Talmaciu in Radautz Prut.
The Botosani research team has acquired the records of this small place.
You're invited to join our FB group:
Sorin Goldenberg


Hi Carola
Seeing that you are researching MAIMON/MEIMON, I thought I would touch base with you.
My great uncle Meir Schulman was murdered in Stanesti-de-jos. Through the Yad VaShem archives, I discovered he was married to a JENTE MAIMON. In the Yahrzeit book published in Israel c. 1963 by Schapira, there is a group photo that she in. Other than that, I have no information about her at all — but I did find another Yad Vashem record posted for someone I believe is her, but with a different spelling  — and lists her as 28 at the time of her death. In the inventory of those who perished in Holocaust from Unter-Stanestie, I could not find any other MAIMON/MEIMON that perished - so I thought that maybe she may have connected to your folks in Radauti.

As far as identifying as Romanian, my grandfather, who was born and lived in Stanesti, came to Canada after WW1 and had Romanian papers. The Romanians were pretty aggressive with this stuff - and would not even recognize his parents marriage - so his passport was issued in his mother's maiden name. I guess there is the chance that someone other that Jechil filled in the form as well, and customs officers routinely made errors during these times. People from Bucovina also proudly identified as such - and since there was no country by that name - during that time, I guess Romania worked just as well.

Good luck with your search. And if there is any chance you are searching for JENTE MAIMON I am happy to share all the information I have

If you want to read a very good book on the area ... this just was released. It is excellent and at the beginning several maps clearly articulate the history of the region and the changes. The author has done an amazing job. It is a bit pricey in print, but the ebook works well.

Gaëlle Fisher. “Resettlers and Survivors: Bukovina and the Politics of Belonging in West Germany and Israel, 1945–1989.” iBooks. 

Irv Osterer
Ottawa, Canada