Town name WADZI given as "phonetically like" Veisiejai or Wiejsieje, in southeastern Lithuania by Gewishgen #belarus #poland #germany #lithuania #russia


kosfiszer8@...
 

I am looking for David Goldberg born in Wadzi in 1882. When I enter Wadzi in the communities database of Jewishgen I get that the only name that is "phonetically like" Wadzi is Veisiejai or Wieisieje in Southeastern Lithuania, near the Polish and Belarus borders. This does not look correct to me, but I do not speak Lithuanian, Russian, Polish or Belarus. There seems to be a word in German similar to Wadzi. Anybody that can help?
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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Angel, 

Perhaps you are looking for this place, Vidzy in Lithuanian - Belarusian frontier, 
https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/community.php?usbgn=-1951282

Wikipedia article (Belarusian) 
https://be.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%B7%D1%8B

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Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Sally Bruckheimer
 

Lithuanian town names have 'odd' endings. We are used to Vilna, but now it is Lithuania, it is Vilnius. But Wadzi is not particularly like either of those.

In the Jewishgen Gazetteer, there are a lot of potential towns similar to Wadzi, the most like it is Veržej, now in Slovenia. Do you know the area they lived?

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


kosfiszer8@...
 


-- His wife was born in Lithuania, so I expect he also lived in and aournd Lithuania.

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas