Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996
To Israel Preker
I was very interested in your web site DEBICA. My family name is Denbin (Dembin) and we live in New York.
In 1983 at the computers at Yad Vashem I found that the name Dembin (along with others like Dembitz
etc ) are derived from the town of DEBICA in Galicia.
( Debica is pronounced Dembitza or Dembitsa ) On the wall of cities at the Holocaust Museum in Washington it is spelled Dembitsa.
The explanation at Yad Vashem was that many Jews assumed names from actual Places throughout the Diaspora to record their place of birth or in memory of a through which they passed.
Thanks again for a very interesting web site.
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