[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Tschichanowitz

Frank Stewner dr.stewner at t-online.de
Thu Feb 26 21:09:24 PST 2015


that "witz" means in German joke and indicates to me that Germans have
altered the proper name.

And my first best guess was "Ciechanow". I looked up the SGGEE Poland
Gazetteer and found:

Ciechanowiec, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Podlaskie, Poland          524254  223000
PL 18-230.

It is the capital of a "gmina" and has 4902 inhabitants tells me


Grodno lays some 160 km NE of it in Belarus. In former times it was part of
the "Russian Poland". Grodno is the capital of the Grodno region and has
356557 inhabitants, says Wikipedia.en.


Greetings from Hamburg

Frank (Stewner)

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