- Alice, Perhaps your town/village name is /was “ Lapa “, pronounced like English “ Wapa “. It kind of sounds like your “ Nepal “ The whole nameMessage 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2009View Source
Perhaps your town/village name is /was “ Łapa “, pronounced like English “ Wapa “. It kind of sounds like your “ Nepal “
The whole name seems to be “ Wilcza Łapa “, which means “ Wolf’s Paw “.
It is just on the southern outskirts of Wilno, a suburb really.
I’m enclosing a n old pre WWII map of the village. The small black squares are houses.
From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of shmalita23
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 8:49 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Filmanowicz
Does anyone know anyone with this surname? It was my Grandmother' s name - Wanda Filmanowicz. Her mother was called Emilia and her father Waclaw (who I found on the Karta website). She was deported from the Vilnius area to Siberia via Kazakhstan . From there, she went to Tangeru camp in Tanzania . I am trying to work out where she lived in Poland . I know the family farm was close to Vilnius and in a town called something like Nepal ?! Does anyone have any ideas?