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

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  • Zishel Landau (c.1842 - d.)
  • Yehuda Moshe Landau (c.1841 - 1888)
  • Itta Landau (b. - 1931)
    Came to Montreal in 1925 after spending some time in Paris. Died in Montreal on July 29, 1931 (Yahrzeit 15 Av).
  • Avraham Yosef Landau (c.1872 - 1911)
    Died in Zawiercie on Sept 4, 1911, age 39. Yahrzeit 10 Elul. According to my grandfather (his eldest son), he died of pneumonia after making a journey during very inclement weather. He undertook this j...
  • Issie Shuster (b. - 1994)

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.