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Podolia Province

old Pishonke synagogue
Peschanka Synagogue around WW I
Photo taken by soldier in Austro-Hungarian Army


Vatnick family

The Vatnick family of Peschanka

Photo taken in 1905 in Peschanka, Podolia Gubernia. Sitting in the centre: Ratse and Zacharia VATNICK. At their right, daughter Ruchl. One of the girls was Golda. The others' names are not yet known. In 1922, Ratse, Ruchl and Golda fled to Toronto, Canada, where they changed their surname to WHITE (or variations). Photo contributed by Eliana Aizim, who is looking for the families of Ratse, Ruchl, and Golda.


Burach and Esther Vatnick

Burach and Esther Vatnick

Burach VATNICK, the son of Ratse and Zacharia VATNICK, was born in 1890 in Peschanka, Podolia Gubernia; Esther (née AVERBUCH) VATNICK, the daughter of Zlata (née SCHENKER) and Fischel AVERBUCH, was born in 1895 in Zhabokrich, Podolia Gubernia. After their marriage they lived in Kryzhopol. Burach died in a pogrom in 1919. In 1920 Esther fled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with her two children Chaie and Luba. She died in 1991. Photo contributed by Eliana Aizim.

Other photos of the Vatnick family are here, living in Kryzopol.


Pinkas Community Register

The Pinkas - the Jewish Community Register of Peschanka has been preserved and is on microfilm in The Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, a part of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. Getting copies of the relevant pages, or obtaining the microfilm, is a SIG project waiting for help. Click here to read more.


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