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KLIMOWSKI Origin of surname

KLIMOWSKI

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a toponymic (derived from a geographic name of a town, city, region or country). Surnames that are based on place names do not always testify to direct origin from that place, but may indicate an indirect relation between the name-bearer or his ancestors and the place, such as birth place, temporary residence, trade, or family-relatives.

The Jewish surname Klimowski, in which the Slavic ending "-ski" means "of/from", is associated with localities called Klimowsk near Moscow, Russia, Klimow, Klimowicze or Klimowitsch in Belorussia (today Belarus), Klimowicze in Poland, or Klimontow in Poland. In the 20th century Klimowski is recorded as a Jewish family name with Helga Klimowski of Berlin, Germany, who disappeared in the German death camp at Auschwitz during World War II.
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Leon Klimovsky (1906-1996), film director, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose originally trained as a dentist. Klimovsky was the founder of the culture movement known as Cineclub and in 1929 he established Argentine's first film club. He wrote the scripts for a number of films and then started to direct. In 1950 he moved to Spain to further his career and began direct a number of 'action' films. He directed about 50 movies, many of them commercial horror and spaghetti westerns filmed at locations in Italy, Mexico and Egypt. In 1995 he was presented with an `Honor Award” by the Spanish Fiim Directors' Association for his life's work.

Leon Klimovsky was the brother of the mathematician and philosopher Gregorio Klimovsky.

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KLIMOWSKI Origin of surname
KLIMOWSKI

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a toponymic (derived from a geographic name of a town, city, region or country). Surnames that are based on place names do not always testify to direct origin from that place, but may indicate an indirect relation between the name-bearer or his ancestors and the place, such as birth place, temporary residence, trade, or family-relatives.

The Jewish surname Klimowski, in which the Slavic ending "-ski" means "of/from", is associated with localities called Klimowsk near Moscow, Russia, Klimow, Klimowicze or Klimowitsch in Belorussia (today Belarus), Klimowicze in Poland, or Klimontow in Poland. In the 20th century Klimowski is recorded as a Jewish family name with Helga Klimowski of Berlin, Germany, who disappeared in the German death camp at Auschwitz during World War II.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People
Leon Klimovsky

Leon Klimovsky (1906-1996), film director, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose originally trained as a dentist. Klimovsky was the founder of the culture movement known as Cineclub and in 1929 he established Argentine's first film club. He wrote the scripts for a number of films and then started to direct. In 1950 he moved to Spain to further his career and began direct a number of 'action' films. He directed about 50 movies, many of them commercial horror and spaghetti westerns filmed at locations in Italy, Mexico and Egypt. In 1995 he was presented with an `Honor Award” by the Spanish Fiim Directors' Association for his life's work.

Leon Klimovsky was the brother of the mathematician and philosopher Gregorio Klimovsky.