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Latvia SIG Events at the IAJGS Conference in New York #latvia

Barry Shay
 

Latvia SIG Events at the IAJGS Conference in New York

The Latvia SIG luncheon will be held on Monday, 14 August at 12:30 PM in
the Brecht meeting room on the fourth floor and is scheduled as Session Code
3006. David Michaelson will be our guest speaker and will talk about his
efforts to restore one of the last wooden synagogues in Eastern Europe: the
Green Synagogue of Rezekne. Those of you who subscribe to our newsletter
will recall reading about the remarkable effort made by David in fulfilling
his dream.

Briefly, the Green Synagogue is the only synagogue in Rezekne that survived
WWII, and it is the synagogue where David's great-grand-parents were
married. The building now stands empty and condemned. Dave has attracted the
attention of the World Monuments Fund, the Heritage Conservation Network,
and the Latvian Tourism Development Agency in his effort to restore the
synagogue.

The annual meeting of Latvia SIG will take place on Tuesday, 15 August at
3:15 PM in the Herald meeting room on the seventh floor. It is scheduled as
Session Code 1020. I have reserved the meeting room for two consecutive
time-slots, which will give us plenty of time for our business meeting as
well as for two scheduled presentations. The business meeting will cover the
election of new officers as well as the status of various projects and
database activities. A complete agenda will be forthcoming.

Following the business meeting will be two discussions and presentations.
Henry Blumberg, the SIG Vice President, will present his rare collection of
Old Latvia memorabilia including turn-of-the-century photographs and post
cards of long-gone Latvian shtetls and communities. In contrast, Bella
Zisere will talk about and answer questions concerning contemporary Jewish
life in Riga and other parts of Latvia.

In addition, I have arranged with Pamela Weisberger, film coordinator at the
conference, to show the documentary film, "My Jewish Grandfather" at a time
that is compatible with our meeting schedule. It will be shown at 5:15 PM in
the Zeigfield Room, following our meeting. This will give us close to two
hours to complete our business meeting and the two
presentations/discussions.

The film was made about 10 years ago by Danish filmmaker Casper Hoyberg. He
was born in Israel to a Danish mother and Jewish father, and the film deals
with his tracing the origins and fate of his Jewish grandfather who was born
in Riga. The film includes historical footage of Riga and current video
clips of his trip there.

On Wednesday, 16 August, >from 8:00 AM until 9:15 AM, Bella Zisere, a current
resident of Riga as well as a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Political
Studies in Paris, will present material based on her dissertation research.
Entitled, "Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate,"
Bella's presentation is scheduled as Session Code 332 and will be held in
the Westside Ballroom-Salon 3 on the fifth floor.

Bella's presentation focuses on questions and the debate concerning the
Holocaust in Latvia within different ethnic communities after Latvia's
democratization, including the role of the local Latvian population in the
event. The analysis of this debate is based on the study of Latvian media
and recent scholarly research, as well as on oral interviews with members of
the Latvian Jewish and non-Jewish population. It will demonstrate how a
historical conflict can influence inter-ethnic relationships within a state
more than 60 years after the conflict.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvia SIG Events at the IAJGS Conference in New York #latvia

Barry Shay
 

Latvia SIG Events at the IAJGS Conference in New York

The Latvia SIG luncheon will be held on Monday, 14 August at 12:30 PM in
the Brecht meeting room on the fourth floor and is scheduled as Session Code
3006. David Michaelson will be our guest speaker and will talk about his
efforts to restore one of the last wooden synagogues in Eastern Europe: the
Green Synagogue of Rezekne. Those of you who subscribe to our newsletter
will recall reading about the remarkable effort made by David in fulfilling
his dream.

Briefly, the Green Synagogue is the only synagogue in Rezekne that survived
WWII, and it is the synagogue where David's great-grand-parents were
married. The building now stands empty and condemned. Dave has attracted the
attention of the World Monuments Fund, the Heritage Conservation Network,
and the Latvian Tourism Development Agency in his effort to restore the
synagogue.

The annual meeting of Latvia SIG will take place on Tuesday, 15 August at
3:15 PM in the Herald meeting room on the seventh floor. It is scheduled as
Session Code 1020. I have reserved the meeting room for two consecutive
time-slots, which will give us plenty of time for our business meeting as
well as for two scheduled presentations. The business meeting will cover the
election of new officers as well as the status of various projects and
database activities. A complete agenda will be forthcoming.

Following the business meeting will be two discussions and presentations.
Henry Blumberg, the SIG Vice President, will present his rare collection of
Old Latvia memorabilia including turn-of-the-century photographs and post
cards of long-gone Latvian shtetls and communities. In contrast, Bella
Zisere will talk about and answer questions concerning contemporary Jewish
life in Riga and other parts of Latvia.

In addition, I have arranged with Pamela Weisberger, film coordinator at the
conference, to show the documentary film, "My Jewish Grandfather" at a time
that is compatible with our meeting schedule. It will be shown at 5:15 PM in
the Zeigfield Room, following our meeting. This will give us close to two
hours to complete our business meeting and the two
presentations/discussions.

The film was made about 10 years ago by Danish filmmaker Casper Hoyberg. He
was born in Israel to a Danish mother and Jewish father, and the film deals
with his tracing the origins and fate of his Jewish grandfather who was born
in Riga. The film includes historical footage of Riga and current video
clips of his trip there.

On Wednesday, 16 August, >from 8:00 AM until 9:15 AM, Bella Zisere, a current
resident of Riga as well as a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Political
Studies in Paris, will present material based on her dissertation research.
Entitled, "Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate,"
Bella's presentation is scheduled as Session Code 332 and will be held in
the Westside Ballroom-Salon 3 on the fifth floor.

Bella's presentation focuses on questions and the debate concerning the
Holocaust in Latvia within different ethnic communities after Latvia's
democratization, including the role of the local Latvian population in the
event. The analysis of this debate is based on the study of Latvian media
and recent scholarly research, as well as on oral interviews with members of
the Latvian Jewish and non-Jewish population. It will demonstrate how a
historical conflict can influence inter-ethnic relationships within a state
more than 60 years after the conflict.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


V2268@...
 

If your Gordon surname did not come as a result of name changing, perhaps you
might want to see the following site, which details the unusual odyssey of
Lord George Gordon to orthodox Judaism.

The first part is about his life before the conversion; the second part is
about his life as an observant Jew.

http://www.answers.com/topic/lord-george-gordon

Vicki Bennett
v2268@cs.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Gordon #unitedkingdom

V2268@...
 

If your Gordon surname did not come as a result of name changing, perhaps you
might want to see the following site, which details the unusual odyssey of
Lord George Gordon to orthodox Judaism.

The first part is about his life before the conversion; the second part is
about his life as an observant Jew.

http://www.answers.com/topic/lord-george-gordon

Vicki Bennett
v2268@cs.com


Thanks #belarus

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

Thanks to all who offered translations of the items I recently posted on
ViewMate. I have received quite satisfactory translations.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thanks #belarus

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

Thanks to all who offered translations of the items I recently posted on
ViewMate. I have received quite satisfactory translations.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA


More Website Updates #austria-czech

Austria Czech Sig <austriaczechsig@...>
 

Dear Austria-Czech SIG members,

I just wanted to let everyone know about some recent
updates to the Austria-Czech SIG web site. Links to
these updated pages can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/new.html .

- The Maps page has been expanded to include links to
a few sites that should help people in finding the
current Czech names or historical German names of
localities in Bohemia and Moravia.

- The Austria-Czech SIG's Page of Links has been
updated to include new sites and fix old and broken
links.

- Several new family history web sites of
Austria-Czech SIG members have been added to the
"Austria-Czech SIG's Page of Family Links." To make
this page grow, please let me know if you have your
own site that you would like added.

If you have any web sites that you've found useful in
your Austrian or Czech research please send them to me
so I can include them on our SIG's Page of Links.
Thank you.

Alex Calzareth
Austria-Czech SIG Webmaster
austriaczechsig@yahoo.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech More Website Updates #austria-czech

Austria Czech Sig <austriaczechsig@...>
 

Dear Austria-Czech SIG members,

I just wanted to let everyone know about some recent
updates to the Austria-Czech SIG web site. Links to
these updated pages can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/new.html .

- The Maps page has been expanded to include links to
a few sites that should help people in finding the
current Czech names or historical German names of
localities in Bohemia and Moravia.

- The Austria-Czech SIG's Page of Links has been
updated to include new sites and fix old and broken
links.

- Several new family history web sites of
Austria-Czech SIG members have been added to the
"Austria-Czech SIG's Page of Family Links." To make
this page grow, please let me know if you have your
own site that you would like added.

If you have any web sites that you've found useful in
your Austrian or Czech research please send them to me
so I can include them on our SIG's Page of Links.
Thank you.

Alex Calzareth
Austria-Czech SIG Webmaster
austriaczechsig@yahoo.com


Re: Vienna conversions microfilm - correction #austria-czech

Wolf-Erich Eckstein <w.eckstein@...>
 

sorry, I wrote: There is n o w restriction of Vienna districts - correct is:
NO restriction, all Vienna districts are included.
Next time I hope we can give a better description of these new Vienna mormon
films.

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA


GemeindeView Update: new entry for Janovice #austria-czech

Austria Czech Sig <austriaczechsig@...>
 

A new GemeindeView article is now available for the
town of Janovice nad Uhlavou (Janowitz an der Angel).
You can read it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/towns/janovice.html.
The entry includes several photographs of Janovice
along with an English translation of the article,
"History of the Jews in Janovice." Thank you very much
to Austria-Czech SIG member, Joan Pollak, who
contributed the photos and information for this entry.


To find out more about the GemeindeView Project, the
Austria-Czech SIG's Web Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities of Bohemia and Moravia, please visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/gemeinde.htm .

Alex Calzareth
Austria-Czech SIG Webmaster
austriaczechsig@yahoo.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Vienna conversions microfilm - correction #austria-czech

Wolf-Erich Eckstein <w.eckstein@...>
 

sorry, I wrote: There is n o w restriction of Vienna districts - correct is:
NO restriction, all Vienna districts are included.
Next time I hope we can give a better description of these new Vienna mormon
films.

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech GemeindeView Update: new entry for Janovice #austria-czech

Austria Czech Sig <austriaczechsig@...>
 

A new GemeindeView article is now available for the
town of Janovice nad Uhlavou (Janowitz an der Angel).
You can read it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/towns/janovice.html.
The entry includes several photographs of Janovice
along with an English translation of the article,
"History of the Jews in Janovice." Thank you very much
to Austria-Czech SIG member, Joan Pollak, who
contributed the photos and information for this entry.


To find out more about the GemeindeView Project, the
Austria-Czech SIG's Web Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities of Bohemia and Moravia, please visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/gemeinde.htm .

Alex Calzareth
Austria-Czech SIG Webmaster
austriaczechsig@yahoo.com


Seeking: Zoltan EGRI #austria-czech

michael miller <mllm39@...>
 

Does anyone have any information on the fate of Zoltan EGRI: born in
Eger, Hungary in 1894; student at Brno's German Technical School,
1920-1923; architect in Brno at least until 1936, when he designed the
Jewish Museum in Nikolsburg/Mikulov. I'm trying to figure out whether
or not he survived the Holocaust. Any information will be
appreciated.
Thank you,
Michael Miller
Budapest, Hungary


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Seeking: Zoltan EGRI #austria-czech

michael miller <mllm39@...>
 

Does anyone have any information on the fate of Zoltan EGRI: born in
Eger, Hungary in 1894; student at Brno's German Technical School,
1920-1923; architect in Brno at least until 1936, when he designed the
Jewish Museum in Nikolsburg/Mikulov. I'm trying to figure out whether
or not he survived the Holocaust. Any information will be
appreciated.
Thank you,
Michael Miller
Budapest, Hungary


Israeli Brothers and Sisters #latvia

Barry Shay
 

The Latvia SIG offers its hopes and prayers to our Israeli brothers and
sisters in this time of great stress. We hope that peace and stability
soon return to this land that means so much to all of us.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Israeli Brothers and Sisters #latvia

Barry Shay
 

The Latvia SIG offers its hopes and prayers to our Israeli brothers and
sisters in this time of great stress. We hope that peace and stability
soon return to this land that means so much to all of us.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


SITE CITE - Jewish Soldiers who died in WWI #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I just happened upon this site, which lists Jewish
soldiers who died in WWI. Names are listed under each
alphabetically-listed region, and birth- and
death-dates are given. Areas of modern-day Poland
(Posen) are included. I searched the GerSig archives
and did not find a previous entry, so am submitting
this now. The site:

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/rjf_wk1.htm

is in German only, and is evidently still under construction.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, California


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Jewish Soldiers who died in WWI #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I just happened upon this site, which lists Jewish
soldiers who died in WWI. Names are listed under each
alphabetically-listed region, and birth- and
death-dates are given. Areas of modern-day Poland
(Posen) are included. I searched the GerSig archives
and did not find a previous entry, so am submitting
this now. The site:

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/rjf_wk1.htm

is in German only, and is evidently still under construction.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, California


Posen ,Prussia BOF meeting at August NY 2006 Conference #germany

Barbara Siegel
 

Dear Reseachers,
Thanks to all who have responded to the previous request re Posen, Prussia
researchers. The response has been excellent, but I know that there are
still some who are not aware of the first post. This will be the final
call before the date of the New York Conference. So, if you are interested
and have not already sent in your information, please review the message
below and respond ASAP.

Attention: All those with research interests in the area of Posen, Prussia.

A Posen, Prussia BOF has been scheduled for the NY2006 Conference on
Wednesday, August 16 >from 9:30 A.M-10:45 A. M. The purpose of the meeting is
networking; sharing of research interests and resources; an opportunity to
share succeses, problems, etc.. We need to establish future goals,
communication vehicles and strategies, and develop an organizational
structure. This Posen, Prussia BOF group will NOT be limited to any
regional Posen section, but will include all of Posen, Prussia.

One of our first orders of business will be to construct a comprehensive
database of all those with interests in the area of Posen, Prussia. Past
efforts have had only limited success. In the interest of efficiency and
economy, I am suggesting the following:

I would like for everyone who has research interests in this geographical
area to send me the following information IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE before
the Conference date, if possible but better yet ASAP.

1. I am/am not planning to attend the NY2006 Conference.
2. Your name.
3. E-mail address.
4. Snail mail address.
5. Tel.no.
6. Surnames being searched.
7. Towns or Province in Posen, Prussia.

I have a volunteer to make an Excel spreadsheet of this data,which
hopefully will then be ready to disribute to the attendees at he BOF. In any
event, we will already have a head start and can add new additions as they
come in.

Please note, you do not have to be present at the NY2006 Conference to have
your data on this database. But it will be very helpful to get a ballpark
idea of how many will be at the BOF so we can prepare enough copies, and
arrange for enough seating space.

Any additional ideas/suggestions are welcome. We would like to make this
BOF as successful as possible. I am also looking for someone to volunteer
as recording secretary at the session--any offers?

Barbara Siegel bsiegel@netvision.net.il Jerusalem/Chicago.


German SIG #Germany Posen ,Prussia BOF meeting at August NY 2006 Conference #germany

Barbara Siegel
 

Dear Reseachers,
Thanks to all who have responded to the previous request re Posen, Prussia
researchers. The response has been excellent, but I know that there are
still some who are not aware of the first post. This will be the final
call before the date of the New York Conference. So, if you are interested
and have not already sent in your information, please review the message
below and respond ASAP.

Attention: All those with research interests in the area of Posen, Prussia.

A Posen, Prussia BOF has been scheduled for the NY2006 Conference on
Wednesday, August 16 >from 9:30 A.M-10:45 A. M. The purpose of the meeting is
networking; sharing of research interests and resources; an opportunity to
share succeses, problems, etc.. We need to establish future goals,
communication vehicles and strategies, and develop an organizational
structure. This Posen, Prussia BOF group will NOT be limited to any
regional Posen section, but will include all of Posen, Prussia.

One of our first orders of business will be to construct a comprehensive
database of all those with interests in the area of Posen, Prussia. Past
efforts have had only limited success. In the interest of efficiency and
economy, I am suggesting the following:

I would like for everyone who has research interests in this geographical
area to send me the following information IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE before
the Conference date, if possible but better yet ASAP.

1. I am/am not planning to attend the NY2006 Conference.
2. Your name.
3. E-mail address.
4. Snail mail address.
5. Tel.no.
6. Surnames being searched.
7. Towns or Province in Posen, Prussia.

I have a volunteer to make an Excel spreadsheet of this data,which
hopefully will then be ready to disribute to the attendees at he BOF. In any
event, we will already have a head start and can add new additions as they
come in.

Please note, you do not have to be present at the NY2006 Conference to have
your data on this database. But it will be very helpful to get a ballpark
idea of how many will be at the BOF so we can prepare enough copies, and
arrange for enough seating space.

Any additional ideas/suggestions are welcome. We would like to make this
BOF as successful as possible. I am also looking for someone to volunteer
as recording secretary at the session--any offers?

Barbara Siegel bsiegel@netvision.net.il Jerusalem/Chicago.