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Re: "Шульц будинок", Новоград-Волинський
Posted by: Jack Mason (ID *****3726) Date: April 16, 2013 at 05:57:11
In Reply to: Re: "Шульц будинок", Новоград-Волинський by Eugenia Vasilenko of 12152

Thank you, Eugenia.

I have found a number of articles which mention this "Schultz house", but none of them gave even the slightest clue as to who "Schultz" might be. That is why I wondered whether it was some type of slang expression. It seemed like all of these authors were expecting us to already understand why it was important as a "Schultz" house rather than a "Vasilyenko" house or any other randomly-named house.

The vast majority of people named Schultz, like my family, were not Jewish, although I understand that this part of Ukraine did historically have a large Jewish population.

I believe this article also mentioned about 600 Germans living in the area.

I just wish articles like this had more description of the German community. One would think that they would, given how unusual such people would be. It's like the old saying, "Dog bites man is no newspaper headline, but man bites dog . . . "

So far I have found thumbnail sketches of the communities of Novohrad-Volhynskyi, Yemil'chyne, Mydsk and Mylsk, and to date none of them has done more than mention the mere existence of a number of Germans living in the area--no reference as to when they came, where they came from, why they came, when the communities disbanded, etc.--though I know for a fact hundreds of German families lived in each of these places. I have seen the church registers of births, deaths, marriages and so know it for a fact.

In fact, the Mydsk and Mylsk narratives mention no Germans at all. Very strange.

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