Inquiries & Messages of Jewish Survivors & Descendants from Mlawa
Last Updated: 28 January 1999
Bernard Lacome- 6 January 2000
An uncle of mine was born in Mlawa, on or about September 1, 1884. His Hebrew name was Shmuel Aaron Ben Zvi Chaim. He emigrated to London, England where his name was variously spelled Kazanosky,Kazanofsky or Kazanowsky. Do you have any record of persons with similar family names?
Jenni Buch - 5 January 2000
Norman Ravvin - 27 December 1999
Surnames: Eisenstein, Margulies, Krystal
Mlawa was my grandmother's second home, near to Radzanow where she was born. Here married name was Eisenstein, and the family names connected with her were Margulies and Krystal. The Krystal family, I believe, had a flour mill near the town, and Margulies a store. Both families had connections with Radzanow, which gradually decreased as family members moved to Mlawa or abroad. In the years before the war my grandmother lived with her half sister and her husband, bringing her two children to Mlawa, before she immigrated to Canada. I would be glad of any information that correspondents might have connected with her family.
Rosental-Levi Yehudit - 26 December 1999
Searching any information about Avraham Rosental and his wife and children.
H Lorberbaum - 24 December 1999
Surnames: Goldberg, Jacobs, Schmulovitz
Andrew Kaminsky - 23 sep 99
Surnames: Kaminski, Litzner, Laskowski, and Wartella
I am researching my family names of Kaminski, Litzner, Laskowski, and Wartella in the area near Mlawa.
Anita Friedenberg - 23 sep 99
Surnames: Fradjenberg Friedenberg
Relations of Messick Frajdenberg born 1892 Mlawa Samuel Friedenberg, Bella, Lester, Iris Carrie Fradjenberg from Stragowa
Jim Hazlett - 14 September 99
Surnames: FRIEDENBERG, LOSUK, TAIKOW, FAIBUSHOWICZ
A recently discovered marriage certificate from 1870 of Fishel FRIEDENBERG lists his parents as Mordek FRIEDENBERG and Esther LOSUK. His bride, Uruza FAIBUSHOWICZ, gave her parents as Mark (Mordechai) FAIBUSHOWICZ and Eta TAIKOW. Any information on these surnames anywhere would be appreciated.
Ida Weider - 30 July 1999
Surnames: Chajka, Gelbart, Mlawer
Amy Sheldon- 17 July 99
I would like to Know what happand to the family of my father.
His name was Shmuel Katz. He died in 1990, in Israel, but never found out what happand to his family.
Rita Krakower Margolis -13 July 1999
Sherri Kaftal - 18 June 99
Surnames: KAFTAL, E(i)DLITZ
My grandfather, Irving Kaftal, was born in Mlawa in February of 1908. He was the youngest child. His siblings were Naomi and Elfryda. His parents were named Boruch Kaftal and Rose Eidlitz. The family came to America when my grandfather was approximately one year old. I have just started researching the family, so this all the information I have at the present moment.
Martin Gevarter- 19 June 99
Eric Kitay- 16 June 99
Samuel Charnoff- 16 June 99
Hinda- 20 May 99
The inquiry(asked during IGS meeting in Tel Aviv May 99)
Address: P.O.Box 43271
Richard Radzik - 2 May 99
Hi - My name is Richard Radzik and I am trying to research my family history.
I have been able to go back as far as my grandfather whose birth name was
Benjamin Rosenstein. His parents were Abraham (Abram) & Ester Rosenstein who immigrated from Mlawa, Poland, sometime around 1890. There are no references to other siblings, and everyone in the family who had an inkling has passed away. If your lineage goes back to Abraham & Ester, we may be able to share information on our family history.
Myrta Oblatt Korenbrot De Montal- 29 April 99
Estelle Noah- 17 Apr 99
Wainsteim -29 Dec 98
Surnames: Rosenberg, Rosemberg
I'm looking for birth record of Estera (Ester) Rosenberg, born in Mlawa, Poland - born between 1920 - 1924. Appreciate any help with this matter.
Thank you in advance
David Shark -29 Dec 98
Surnames: Charka, Czarka, Schark, Charko
My grandfather and his family came from the Mlawa area. I believe they lived in a small nearby village named Zielun. My grandfather's name was Jacob (Hebrew name Isaac) Shark, though I believe his original name was Czarka, and he was born around 1870, emigrating to the USA around 1890. His father's name was Abraham Czarka and his mothers name was Rachel Lewin. He also had a brother named Morris or Moses. Any help that you could provide in locating vital records for any of these family members would be greatly appreciated.
Cynthia Leonard -24 Dec 1998
Martin Fischer- 06 Dec 1998
Ricardo Grynberg- 30 Nov 1998
Arnold Kransdorff- 29 Nov 1998
Sue Fischer - 12 November 1998
Surnames:DUGA, WOLASR, WOLASZ WOLARSKI
Sol Gordon - 18 Oct 1998
Paul Silverstone- 17 Oct 1998
Ada Holtzman:- 11 Oct 1998
Robert Bada01@netvision.net.illake -10 Oct 1998
Moshe Chertoff- 10 Oct 1998
I'm particularly interested in the birth records of my grandfather Charles (Yechiel) Silberstein and his siblings. I will submit the rest of the names when I'm better prepared.
Mila Begun- 9 Oct 1998
Donna Rice -8 Oct 1998 09:22:46
I found the name Shlomo Itcheh Fischer in the translation of the Mlawa History. I am researching that name in what was Galicia and Poland and hope that you might have more information on other family first names that might coincide with the information I have on my Fischer family.
Danita Simon7 Oct 1998 12:26:44
My grandmother's parent's were Velvel and Sarah Goodstein (possibly Gutstein). Velvel had a brother: David. Again I have very little information on them and would appreciate any thing you can tell me.
Surnames: Petruk, Petrook, Goldberg
Around 1850 1890
Sumi Grossman - 18 Sep 1998 13:15:15
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Surnames: G R O S S M A N
Thanks to Robert Tachna my husband's 4th cousin once removed, I have a jump start on my genealogy research! Now I am seeking any information about the ANCESTORS of Herschel Grossman (born in Racionz, abt. 1887 - died in Chicago, abt. 1941) who married Pesah Tachna most likely in Mlawa.
Miguel Tachna - 8 Sep 1998 13:59:45
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Marcy Heller Fisher - 4 Sep 1998 13:32:45
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Surnames: Abraham (Meir) Lichtenstein, Bracha Goldman
Having just returned from Mlawa, we were awed by the cemetery and its symbolism, and annoyed by the fierce Polish woman who insisted my grand-grandfather's house had been hers for sixty years. Where can one locate pre-war real estate records? Is there a record of what happened to the Lichtenstein/Goldman Family during the war?
Francine Kane - 1 Sep 1998 10:44:38
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My name is Francine Kane I am the daugher of Nathan Rosenstein. My father was born in Mlawa.My father is the Chairman of Mlawa Landsmnschaften in New York and the USA. He is also Written up in the Golden Book of Keren Kayementh-Jewish National Fund.for the hard work and charity he has done for Mlawa, USA and Israel.
Every year the survivors from Mlawa get together that my father has put I was happy to received your e-mail. and to find someone who is also interesting in Mlawa, but i'm having a problem in getting into the Mlawa Remembrance Initative website......
Is the website online ... was anyone able to get into it.
Ada Holtzman - 29 Aug 1998 09:28:38
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Surnames: Zlotnik (Plock)
There is still Landsmanschften of Mlawa in USA. You may contact in New York the chairman, who might give you all the information about the cemetery plot where ex Mlawaers might by buried. The name and address is:
I hope it is of help to you and others. He might also has a video casstte made on Mlawa and Yizkor books.
Arthur Wolf - 29 Aug 1998 09:28:38
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Assuming there was a Mlawa Lansmanschaft in New York early in this century - Does anyone know which Jewish cemetaries in the New York Metropolitan area have Mlawa sections? Please advise. Thanks
Eugene L. Sadick
I would like to recieve any information about the family of Tzvi Chaim Sadek and Joseph Sadik. They may or may not have been related.
Robert Tachna - 10 Aug 1998 05:57:09
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Yoy! Can my "Yiddisheh Kup" be slow to illuminate sometimes...
What do you think?
Ruth Morris - 12 Aug 1998 11:04:37
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Surnames: Slabogorski, Folusz
Susana Leventhal - 11 Aug 1998 16:44:39
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Surnames: Leventhal, Nisson
I´d like to know anything possible about the past of my family. I´m a member of the Tachna family too and I have already found out many things about that side of my family. Now I´d like to learn more about my father´s side.
Dan Newman - 11 Aug 1998 12:38:25
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Surnames: Najman, Nitsky
My grandfather, Reuben Newman, was born in Mlawa in about 1879 and went to New York in about 1885. I believe that his father was called Morris Najman and his mother was called Esther Nitsky. Any information about either surname would be most appreciated.
Elly Friedman - 6 Aug 1998 11:12:25
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Surnames: Goldstein, Antkowicz
I am looking for my Mother's side of the family. My mother's name was Chaja Ita Antkowicz. she had 5 siblings. One was names Pessah , another one Shlomo and I think Bluma. I don't know much about them and since I have no family to check it out , I would like to have as much information as possible. Thank you.
Margery Lustig - 6 Aug 1998 10:55:45
My Email: Sjlustig@cs.com
Surnames: NIBORSKI. ANGIELCZYK, BLUMENGARTEN
Iwould like to hear from anyone who is familiar with these names. There are NIBORSKIS who are related living in Buenos Aires,Argentina. Does anyone know them?
Ary Frankiel - 5 Aug 1998 11:06:32
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My late father came from mlawa.
Stuart Einbinder -5 Aug 1998 07:36:53
My mother, Bina KORN was born in Mlawa in 1918.
Her grandmother, Sara LEWINSKA (LEVINSKY) married Avraham Hillel MANKA who died in 1927. She thereafter remarried at about the age of 60-65 a man by the name of Yeshaya SHACHNA (possibly TACHNA).
Any information or educated guesses about this relationship or information about any member of the KORN, MANKA or LEWINSKA families from MLAWA would be greatly appreciated.
Arthur Wolf-5 Aug 1998 06:56:03
My Great Grandfather was Moshe Alpern, a truck farmer in Mlawa. Great Grandmother Chana. Their children - My Grandmother Hinda who married Moshe Siegel in NYC probably in 1897, Rifke who married Joseph Levine, Benyomin, Tsyril who I think was a half sister. Also several others whose names I no longer remember. I"d like tohear from anyone who thinks they may be connected.
Yakov Flinker - 07/30/98 21:54:49
Surnames: Landau / Landa
Searching information about Reb Icze Landau , Rabbi "Bialer" and his descandants. He was my great grandfather. My grandmother was one of his daughters: Cipora, who married Mendel Flinker in Warsaw.
Eliyahu Mallenbaum - 10 May 1998 21:52:39 -0400
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I was interested in reading about Mlawa project. I visited there about 2 years ago to see what records were available for my ancestors.
The Ciechanow archives are kept there but the old man in charge refused to cooperate until we bribed him with a bottle of Vodka and a carton of cigarettes. The Mayor, on the other hand,, was very receptive and seemed to have a genuine interest in the the planning of the monument which you described.
I have in my possession two Polish books which may be of interest to those with ancestors from the region. Both have information about Mlawa.
"Zydzi w Rejencji Ciechanowskiej, 1939-1942" has numerous index references to Mlawa. It also has a separate personal name index.
"Dzieje Spolecznosci Zydowskiej powiatow Pultusk i Makow Mazowiecki" has no index but I noticed a few mentions of Mlawa in the text.
I do not understand Polish but both books have very brief English summaries at the end so I know the outlines of their contents.
I will be glad to lend these books to anyone in Israel who wishes to photocopy them and translate them into English for the benefit of all genealogists with an interest in those areas. I am leaving from New York to visit Israel (staying in Rishon, for the most part) in 3 days (May 14) and will gladly bring the books with me to loan until May 31. I will not mail or send the books but will deliver and receive them personally.
Should anyone be in position to offer to do the translations, please notify me before Wednesday evening, May 13th, New York time. I'll then take the 2 books to Israel. Otherwise I'll keep my luggage a bit lighter.
Good Luck on the Project.
Robert Tachna- 29 May 1998 00:01:33
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Surnames: T A C H N A
I forgot about your asking for my own genealogy information. It will be my proud pleasure to share it with you. Just keep in mind however that I have just been collecting additional records (thanks greatly to the work of JRI-PL) from LDS microfilm that hasn't been translated yet. That is to point out that what I can send you now is not all inclusive of what information I have gathered. I will send you update as I can.
In the mean time I am sending to you some information of what Polish Census record translations I do have and a bit more too. A cousin is working on scanning some of the antique family photos and if you like I will share those with you as well. I do have a picture file to send to you now that was sent to me by relatives in Mexico of the first cousin of my great grandfather and also of his daughter with her husband from back in Mlawa. For explanation, the elder man's name is Szaya Tachna and the couple in the other picture is his daughter Chayaleh with her husband Nachman Aks. Szaya Tachna perished in the Holocaust and his daughter Chayaleh with her husband Nachman immigrated to Mexico before the war.
In the snail mail I will send you a printed outline of the family tree.
TACHREC.DOC contains translations of Polish Census Records.
PASSINFO.DOC contains information from United States Customs passenger manifest lists of persons arriving at the port of New York, Ellis Island.
YADVSHM.DOC list information found from the Hall Of Names at Yad Vashem.
MIS_ANCESTROSBN is the two photographs.
Shalom and toda,
Robert Tachna- 10 Jul 1998 04:10:07
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Surnames: T A C H N A
I have a video tape of Mlawa that was taken a year ago on my behalf by a researcher in Poland. It is 1 hour in length. I think that I should send it to you. Give me a little time on doing it because I will first have to take the tape to the video store for them to copy because it will need to be done in the correct format for VCR's used in Israel.
This is the last weekend that I have before going back to work. Yes, I would have traveled - Eretz Yisroael always a top idea on my mind, but my sister just gave birth to a little girl June 28th. Do you want to hear a story about "Beshert"? There was a little argument between my mother and my sister over the naming of the baby. My sister and her husband named the baby for his grandmother "Faige Ruchle". My mother wanted the baby named for her own mother "Channah Ruchle". Well of course the parents are the boss and the child is named Faige Ruchle (in English her name is Madeline Faye). Well I realized something! The name "Faige Ruchle" was also the name of the wife of my grandfather's youngest brother Dovid Tachna. Both Dovid Tachna and his wife Faige Ruchle perished in the Holocaust at the hands of the cursed Nazis. I am in possession of an old photograph of Dovid & Faige Ruchle together in Warsaw that is dated 1939. She was a beautiful woman!
They had no children from what is known. Dovid Tachna was hanged by theNazis in Mlawa as part of a mass execution of about 60 Jews. I found the name of his beloved wife Feige Ruchle in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem. The entry was given by her sister and it states that Feige Ruchle died in the Warsaw Ghetto. Now there is a Jewish child of a new generation to carry on her name!
Ary Frankiel - 23 Jun 1998 15:38:37
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Dear Mr. Flinker:
I obtained your name via jewishgen.org. My father Moshe David Frenkiel z"l came from Mlawa.
Unfortunately, like so many survivors from the Shoah (he was deported to Auschwitz) he refused to talk about the past.
I would be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction,
as far as getting me in touch with others from Mlawa who may have have known my father. BTW, I will be in Israel in October.
Thanking you in advance,
Blumi Szarfman - 11 Jul 1998 12:34:00
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My name is Blumi Szarfman. My father Gedalia Starkstein came to Argentina from Mlawa early in this century.
Hes parents were Berl Starkstein and Bashe. He was the eldest of his brothers: Hershel, Motel Moshe, and one sister that left Mlawa to Australia. Suppose the name was changed to Stark..but with no trace of them...
Hershel's two daughters are living in Israel. I myself live in Israel, and work in the Beth Hatefutsot Museum.
We have some pictures from his family en Mlawa. Will appreciate any additional information regarding the family.
Elly Friedman - 29 Jul 1998 14:49:03
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Surnames: ANTKOWICZ / GOLDSTEIN
I came across this chart and found this address. My mother was born in Mlawa, Poland in 1908. She is no longer alive and did not tell me too much about her live in Poland. I am very interested in finding more about my ancesters.
My mother's name was Chaja Ita Antkowicz. She had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Her parents names were Sheieh Antkowicz and Perel Goldstein. I would like to know how I could go about to find out if any of them are alive or not and when they died if at all possible.
I live in Canada. I was born in Amsterdam, Holland and am one of the Hidden Children. I am trying to retrace my roots as there is no one alive as far as I know from either my father's or my mother's side.
Please let me know if you could help me.
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