My ggrandfather came >from Kowel in 1920. I have managed to trace him back
to this city. Are there any resources that I can find that will help find
additional resources >from this city. There is a very small Kowel website
that has little information. I can't find any Yiskor Books for this town
either. Any help would be appreciated. I am researching the name SMOLLER,
SMOLER, SMOLIAR, >from this city. My ggrandfather was MAYER SMOLLER. He
came over with his sons, Peretz, Barouk, Mottel, Berl, and a daughter
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign your full name and location.
Mr. Moller who asked about "Kowel"on Jan. 27, 2002 should try instead
looking for "Kovel," which is north of Lvov (or Lviv) about halfway
between Lvov and Pinsk.
There is a lot about it at Jewishgen and he should do a general search for
Kovel using the "Search this Website" utility at the main site of
Also he should search through the Family Finder and the Discussion Group
archives. And see what else he can find using the Google search engine
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY,
Ilan Ganot <o_ganot@...>
You have written:
My ggrandfather came >from Kowel in 1920. I have managed to trace him backThere is a site about Kovel in the Internet. Its address is:
ShtetLinks has a link to it. You can reach the site by first going to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/ and then clicking on "Ukraine". On
the next page, click on Kovel".
It has a link to a YizkorBook that was written by Mr. Baller >from
Buenos-Aires, Argentine at early 1950's. This YizkorBook includes names of
Holocaust victims >from Kowel. The original book was published in Yiddish.
There is also a book in Hebrew, named Sefer Kowel (Kowel Book), published
in Israel in 1957 by former Jewish citizens of Kowel that survived the
Holocaust and live in Israel.
There is an active organization of former Kovel citizens in Israel (Kovel
Lansmanschaft). It is headed by Aharon Stein. His contact details are:
Aharon Stein, 210 Bnei-Ephraim Str., Tel-Aviv 69985, Israel.
Tel. +972 (3) 647 8884.
Last but not least, there are four pages about Kowel in the 1929 Polish
Business Directory at
Go to pages 2172 to 2175 and look for the names SMOLER, SMOLIAR.
Wishing you success with your research,
My great grandfather came from Kovel too. I woud like to know how you managed to trace him back?
His name was Jose Waingarten, maybe it rings a bell
This won't be of specific help to the people who inquired here about ancestors in Kovel, but if they haven't seen it, here is the KehilaLinks page I created for the city https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm
Bruce Drake Bdrake100@...>