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The Landau family of Zawiercie, Poland (and later -- Canada and other places)

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  • Issie (Yitzchak) Landau (1898 - 1984)
    Came to Canada along with his brother Jack in 1919 after spending a year in Duesseldorf. Lived in Montreal at first, and then for many years in Ottawa. Moved back to Monreal in 1975. Worked as a cattle...
  • Ettie Landau (1903 - 1987)
    yahrzeit 10 shvat
  • Kalman Landau (c.1900 - 1960)
    Came to Canada in 1925. Lived in Windsor, where he owned a butcher shop. Yahrzeit 29 Tevet
  • Sonia Landau (1900 - 1984)
    Came to Canada on April 24, 1927 from Mogilev. Lived in Windsor, and then moved to Montreal after her husband died. Yahrzeit 29 Tammuz.
  • Morris (Moshe Leib) Landau (1902 - 1975)
    Came to Canada in 1925. Lived in Detroit. Worked as a grocer, and later as a steel broker. Yahrzeit 5 Cheshvan.

This project collects information and documents on the Landau family of Zawiercie, Poland, later from Canada / U.S.A. These are the descendants of Avraham Yosef (1872-1911) and Itta (Pilcewicz d. 1931) Landau. It is known that there were more than one independent Landau families of Zawiercie. Jewish families are often differentiated by the Kohen / Levi / Yisrael breakdown. Most Landau families are Leviim (Levites) descended from the famous Rabbi Yechezkel Landau of Prague (1700s) -- known as the Noda BiYehuda. This Landau family are Yisraelim (therefore not descended down the male line of the Noda BiYehuda. It is know that at least one of the Noda BiYehuda's sons-in-law took on the name Landau, so a descent down the maternal line is possible, although not proven.