BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland


Karyn has been very active with BIALYGen. At the Ceremony commemorating
the 62nd Anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto Uprising and the subsequent
liquidation, Karyn represented all American Jews with roots in
Bialystok. Her personal observations can be found on the website at

BIALYGen will have a meeting at the IAJGS Conference in New York. We
hope to see many of you there. Information about the Conference can be
found at

Mark Halpern
BIALGen Coordinator

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Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many
of you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family
had emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name
is actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski)
was one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the
ship ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you
have Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently
live in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and
being in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have
been in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with
Lucy several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Karyn Posner

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