patterson.rachael at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 12:57:49 PST 2015
Yes to Frank Stewner's reply. Grodno was a part of Russian Poland, also
known as The Pale of Settlement or Cherta Osedlosti. This can be viewed on
one of my maps abt 1908, within my book Homeland Lost:
All the Best! Greetings from Calgary, AB, Canada
GJ Rachael Patterson
> ???????, 27 ??????? 2015, 6:09 +01:00 ?? "Frank Stewner" <
> dr.stewner at t-online.de>:
> >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
> >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
> >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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