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Ruth Gay, author of "The Jews of Germany," 83 #germany

MBernet@...
 

Ruth Gay, author of the beautiful and informative "The Jews of Germany," has
died in New York at the age of 83. Her obituary was featured in the New
York Times on May 11, 2006, at:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/obituaries/index.html?8qa

Her book on German Jewry should be in the library of everyone with an
interest on German Jewish life between the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. and the
rise of Hitler in the 1930s.

Michael Bernet, New York

German SIG #Germany Ruth Gay, author of "The Jews of Germany," 83 #germany

MBernet@...
 

Ruth Gay, author of the beautiful and informative "The Jews of Germany," has
died in New York at the age of 83. Her obituary was featured in the New
York Times on May 11, 2006, at:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/obituaries/index.html?8qa

Her book on German Jewry should be in the library of everyone with an
interest on German Jewish life between the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. and the
rise of Hitler in the 1930s.

Michael Bernet, New York

new Gedenkbuch? #germany

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

The JTA Daily Briefing (jta.org) reported yesterday, May 10, that Germany
just published "a new list of its citizens who were killed in the
Holocaust." According to JTA, the new register "updates the first edition,
from 1986, which listed only victims >from the former West Germany. The new
version includes all of Germany and parts of modern Poland, and contains
150,000 names."

This new publication certainly sounds like the long awaited update of the
Gedenkbuch. Does anyone have additional information on this publication? Renee

Renee Stern Steinig RSteinig@... Dix Hills ( Suburban NYC NY )

German SIG #Germany new Gedenkbuch? #germany

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

The JTA Daily Briefing (jta.org) reported yesterday, May 10, that Germany
just published "a new list of its citizens who were killed in the
Holocaust." According to JTA, the new register "updates the first edition,
from 1986, which listed only victims >from the former West Germany. The new
version includes all of Germany and parts of modern Poland, and contains
150,000 names."

This new publication certainly sounds like the long awaited update of the
Gedenkbuch. Does anyone have additional information on this publication? Renee

Renee Stern Steinig RSteinig@... Dix Hills ( Suburban NYC NY )

JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #austria-czech

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #austria-czech

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #latinamerica

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #lodz #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Latin America #LatinAmerica JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #latinamerica

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #lodz #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #hungary

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Hungary SIG #Hungary JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #hungary

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #belarus

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

About that wrong marriage certificate, etc... #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

There is a website where people post information about the wrong
papers they have received:

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/PaperTrails/index.html

The site is geared towards New York City.

(Suggestion: A similar JewishGen project, not limited to New York?)
--
Henoch Duboff <hduboff@...>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skala, Austria-Hungary / Ukraine);
MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER (Grading/Gorodok Podol., Dnipropetrovsk, and B.
Aires - Argentina); OBLETZ (Any); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk - Russia);
ZEMBLE (Lushnitz - Russia); DUBNITZKY (Aliksandriya, Kherson, Ukr.)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has no staff to implement such proposals on its
own, the only projects that go up on JewishGen are projects that have been
spearheaded and implemented by volunteers. Anyone who is interested in
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anyone interested in coordinating a volunteer effort, should consult before
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Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #belarus

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen About that wrong marriage certificate, etc... #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

There is a website where people post information about the wrong
papers they have received:

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/PaperTrails/index.html

The site is geared towards New York City.

(Suggestion: A similar JewishGen project, not limited to New York?)
--
Henoch Duboff <hduboff@...>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skala, Austria-Hungary / Ukraine);
MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER (Grading/Gorodok Podol., Dnipropetrovsk, and B.
Aires - Argentina); OBLETZ (Any); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk - Russia);
ZEMBLE (Lushnitz - Russia); DUBNITZKY (Aliksandriya, Kherson, Ukr.)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has no staff to implement such proposals on its
own, the only projects that go up on JewishGen are projects that have been
spearheaded and implemented by volunteers. Anyone who is interested in
coordinating an effort to set up a service mentioned above, on JewishGen should
contact Henoch privately. JewishGen can provide guidelines for projects, that
anyone interested in coordinating a volunteer effort, should consult before
starting, so they don't do work that is unsuitable for posting.

HISTORIC MILESTONE AS YIDDISH ACADEMY IS FORMALLY CONSTITUTED IN JOHANNESBURG #southafrica

ELIGOLD@VV <eligold@...>
 

Sixty years after the formation of the now defunct Yiddish Kultur Federatzye
in Johannesburg, the Yiddish Academy which has been in existence as a
project for 4 years was formally constituted at an Inaugural General Meeting
on Monday 8th May 2006 in Johannesburg.

The following Office Bearers were elected

Aron Ehrlich (son of writer Hyman Ehrlich A'H) Chairman
Eli Goldstein (Co-Chair)
Cedric Ginsberg (Vice Chairman)
Luba Janet (Treasurer)
Pearl Kaplan (Secretary)
Mona Berman (daughter of writer Rachmiel Feldman A'H) - Cultural Affairs
Coordinator
Tamar Olswang (Music Coordinator)
Helen Heldenmuth (Events Coordinator)
Matthew Krouse (Library Coordinator)
Veronica Belling (Cape Town Coordinator and Consultant Librarian)

Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg

George (Western Cape) Cemetery #southafrica

Lorraine Fig <lfig@...>
 

Is there a kind person in the Western Cape who is willing to photograph
a headstone in the George Cemetery?
Name: Miriam WOLFF
Died: 17th December 1943
Unfortunately I have no idea of the exact location of this grave.

In return am willing to pay expenses/honorarium or make a donation to
the charity of your choice.
Please reply privately. Thank you.

Lorraine Fig Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI (formerly of Cape Town)

Researching SLADOWSKY (Poland; East Prussia; Oudtshoorn),
LUDWIN/LUDWINOVSKY (Kretinga; Johannesburg), WOLFF (Oudtshoorn),
FIG/FIGG (anywhere in South Africa)

JewishGen experiencing hardware failure #southafrica

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>
 

While it does not affect our mailing lists, all pages accessed >from
www.jewishgen.org are unavailable. We have someone working on the
problem but we have no idea when things will be back on line.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica HISTORIC MILESTONE AS YIDDISH ACADEMY IS FORMALLY CONSTITUTED IN JOHANNESBURG #southafrica

ELIGOLD@VV <eligold@...>
 

Sixty years after the formation of the now defunct Yiddish Kultur Federatzye
in Johannesburg, the Yiddish Academy which has been in existence as a
project for 4 years was formally constituted at an Inaugural General Meeting
on Monday 8th May 2006 in Johannesburg.

The following Office Bearers were elected

Aron Ehrlich (son of writer Hyman Ehrlich A'H) Chairman
Eli Goldstein (Co-Chair)
Cedric Ginsberg (Vice Chairman)
Luba Janet (Treasurer)
Pearl Kaplan (Secretary)
Mona Berman (daughter of writer Rachmiel Feldman A'H) - Cultural Affairs
Coordinator
Tamar Olswang (Music Coordinator)
Helen Heldenmuth (Events Coordinator)
Matthew Krouse (Library Coordinator)
Veronica Belling (Cape Town Coordinator and Consultant Librarian)

Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg