Looking for MUTCHNIK /MUCZNIK family from Warsaw, Poland #warsaw #holocaust


I am asking for a friend who lives in Israel who is looking for information on a “lost” family member from Warsaw, Poland.  They are hoping to find a family member or her descendants, with the surname “Mutchnik” from Warsaw.  The searcher was born in 1939 and is a survivor – the family she is looking for would belong to her aunt who fled before WWII. We know there isn’t much hope of success, but it never hurts to ask. 

I have already searched on JGFF and used the JG resources. 

Thank you in advance.

JoAnne Vanett,
Ambler, PA

Vered Dayan

Hi JoAnne,
When looking for possible-survivors' descendants or family, there are usually 2 things to do (Apart from what you already did): 1. Enter the Yad-Vashem database and search for POTs - Pages of Testimony - to see perhaps a relative submitted such a form in memory of the people you are looking for, in your case, for a Mutchnik family from Warsaw. If someone did so, you can try to locate them, which is a different story. 2. Join the several Facebook groups dealing with Polish Jewish roots, and post there. There are quite a few, and the more information you give the other members, the higher the chances to find a lead. For example, if your friend knows where her aunt fled to, write it there. If you don't have a Facebook account, ask someone who has to do it for you. The groups I know of:
Israelis of Polish Origin:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HitachdutPolin/
Polish Roots: https://www.facebook.com/groups/163686244086757/
(Those 2 up there are Israeli, but you can post in English). Also:
Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/ 
Polish Jewish Roots: https://www.facebook.com/PolJewishRoots/
Jewish Genealogy Poland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPoland/
Jews from Warsaw: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322719724439038/
Jewish Genealogy Surname Project: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewishgenealogysurnameproject/
Jewish Ancestry in Poland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/213378245537127/ 
Wide exposure yields better results.
Good luck,
Vered Dayan


Could this be the same family? 

Birth of Son Leib Louis Mucznik Muchnik Muchnick(1878–1947)

1 Feb 1878 • in Tiraspol, Kasan, Russia

If so, please email me for more ancestry information. I don't know much but am happy to share what I have. 

Gary Pokrassa

There are 81 listings for Mutchnik survivors on the Arolsen archives website at https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/?s=mutchnik

Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


Oscar MUCHNIK b.1930 in Montreal, Quebec, d. 1980 In Toronto, Canada married my first cousin once removed of mine, Frances Fayge BURACK d.1990, in Toronto, Canada. However, I don’t have any info on Oscar’s parents, neither names nor where they came from. Many of our family lived in Warsaw at some point before immigrating to North America, so perhaps there’s a connection? Also notice that Oscar’s son Philip MUCHNICK has a small private tree on MyHeritage, if you think there’s a connection, you can contact him via MyHeritage and go from there.
Jan Lastman, Toronto ON CANADA.  Janllb@...

Researching: LASTMAN and LASTMANN w/origins in HOLLAND late 1600s then => Lublin early-mid 1700s.
By early-mid 1800s there were LASTMAN/N branches => Łódź, Radom, Warsaw, Szydlowiec and Ostrowiec, POLAND and Leipzig and Breslau, GERMANY
My LASTMAN relatives married in 1800s to KLAJMAN, KAUFMAN, LEDERMAN, KAC, CUKIER, STROSBERG, WAJCHANDLER, KUTCHINSKY/KUTNER etc... then => Toronto and Rio de Janeiro in early 1900s.  LASTMAN/Ns who remained in Europe but survived the Holocaust => France, Israel, Australia, Sweden, NYC, New Orleans.
Also researching:
MADELSBERG that somehow became DAVIDSON while still in Ostrowiec POLAND (!), immigrating as DAVIDSON => Toronto, Montreal, NYC and Detroit, most EARLY 1900s pre WW1
— SINGER / ZYNGIER from Janow Poldaski POLAND => Toronto and possibly Columbus OH all pre WW1 married to SCHAFER / SHAFIR from Linitz now Illinits UKRAINE (Russia) => Toronto and Detroit and possibly Columbus OH all pre WW1

Rapoport-Quint Family Tree on MyHeritage
 https://www.myheritage.com/site-family-tree-69044942/rapoport-quint or contact  janllb@...

Bobbe Mootchnik

My husbands family is Muchnik (MOOTCHNIK) from Moldova and Russia.
Bobbe Mootchnik