[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Names of places

Howard Krushel krushelh at telus.net
Sun Nov 4 12:10:04 PST 2007

In checking the Rovno map at:
you will find Stepan on the Horyn river; if you follow the river down to
where it makes a big loop you will see Derazno/Deraschno which I would think
would be the larger center of "Drajna" which you looking for; Osowa is
located a bit west of Stepan; it would be pronounced as Osoff with the last
syllable being dropped, as was often case when a German pronounced a Slavic
village name; although there is an Osow straight north of Stepan but it is a
considerable distance away and probably not the one you are looking for;
just south of Mydzk(Mick) is the village of Stydynie which I would think
would be where they obtained their mail; dropping the "ie" and changing the
spelling more to an english spelling, it would look like Stidin or perhaps
In regard to Kievritz, I was wondering if this might be reference to the
town of Kremenez way south west of Rovno near the southern border of
Volhynia; could she have taken a train which ran across the border at Brody
in Austria and traveled to Lodz or a different camp, using that route?
Howard Krushel 
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Once more...for my book...I want to have the correct spellings of places:

In the vicinity of Mydzk (Krs.Kostopol) my Dad talks of villages with
I found Stepan that he says was about 10 km away.  Another village sounds
Osov or Vasolf??  A bigger city that was further than Stepan was Drajna??
you could buy more things and there was a taylor that sewed suits.

They got the mail at Stugeon ??

On the way to Lodz during the time of resettlement, they were on a train and

stopped (siding of the train tracks) at Zlazna or Slozna??

Then the camps after Lodz were Kalisch?? and then Waldhorst?? which was 
supposidly a former Jewish resort now turned refugee camp?

In my mother's story, again during the resettlement:

families left by train....I did not go to Rozyszcze, I went to Kievritz??

The book is progressing very well....I am hoping to get to a publisher
after Christmas!!

Rita Lyster

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