Re: [JewishKeidan] Looking for a guide
I've been there three times and it's really not necessary to take a guide. It's right next to the main highway and you can easily fly Ryanair to Kaunas and rent a car and you are there. There is an English language guidebook, Kedainiai in Your Pocket:
where you can find out where to stay and where to eat and where the places of Jewish life and martyrdom are located as well as other more general places of interest. There is a tourist office with a big "I" on it in the main square and English-language speaking people inside. The last time I was there, I met tourists from Sweden and Finland and they were part of a large wave of tourists using Kedainiai as a rest stop. It's not like the old days!
LIthuania isn't Belarus and so it isn't necessary to take a guide. On the other hand, if anybody can recommend a guide for individual travel to Belarus, I would be very interested in that recommendation. I'm going to Mir, Nesvizh, Navahrudak, Dyatlova, Slonim, Lida and Hrodna this summer and I must get a guide. Thanks!
- Hello, I am sure that great guid was Regina Kopilevic, her email miregina@...Milda
From: Barbera Levin <barlev@...>
Sent: Wed, May 5, 2010 8:31:15 PM
Subject: RE: [JewishKeidan] Looking for a guide
A friend of mine went to Vilna and Keidan some years ago and had a great guide. I have left a message for her to contact me with the name of the woman should she remember. If she does I will email you.
Barbara Levin London UK .
From: JewishKeidan@ yahoogroups. com [mailto: JewishKeidan@ yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Harriet Sugar Miller
Sent: 04 May 2010 12:11
To: JewishKeidan@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [JewishKeidan] Looking for a guide
I'll be going to Keidan in mid June (as well as to nearby areas) and would like to find a guide there. Anybody know someone good? Who has been there recently?
Harriet Sugar Miller, Montreal
Great-great granddaughter of Max Dizun, cattle farmer from Keidan (family became Weinstein and settled in southeastern North Carolina …I couldn't take the heat)
- No. Kagan is actually a variant of Cohen. In the Russian language, there is no "h" sound. The name was probably written down in the Ukrainian or Belarusian spellings (which do have an "h" sound), and the letter representing the "h" sound in those languages instead represents the "g" sound in Russian. Hence, Cohen --> Kahan --> Kagan.
On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Harry W. Keidan <harry@...> wrote:
- You will note that my last name is Kadin. This name was established at the turn of thelast century, in New York City by my great Uncle Samuel W. Kadin.The name evolved from Kedainiai,became Kaidan, from where my family must have originated.My father was born in the Mir, Russia a border village with a good Yeshivah on the Polish borderjust a few Km from the Lithuanian line.One of my dad's brothers attended the Mir Yeshivah and the other attended the Vilna Yeshivah.As you may know, the entire area was once the domain of the Prussian Empire. Thus I speaka yiddish similar to middle German, even though I was born in Canada.If you already have not read THE JEWS of LITHUANIA, by Masha Greenbaum, published byGefen Publishing House Ltd. Jerusalem, Israel....I think you would find this of interest.I hope this is of interest to you.charles Kadin
From: Joshua Solomon <jdsbluedevl@...>
Sent: Mon, May 10, 2010 11:03:45 PM
Subject: Re: [JewishKeidan] Is "Kagan" another 'Ellis Island' spelling of "Keidan"?
No. Kagan is actually a variant of Cohen. In the Russian language, there is no "h" sound. The name was probably written down in the Ukrainian or Belarusian spellings (which do have an "h" sound), and the letter representing the "h" sound in those languages instead represents the "g" sound in Russian. Hence, Cohen --> Kahan --> Kagan.On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Harry W. Keidan <harry@keidan. com> wrote: