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Video- There Once Was a Town #general

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The video so many of you missed when PBS either cancelled or re-scheduled
in your area, can now be yours at a discounted price!

Our very own JewishGenMall has it listed among the 'Specials' in honor of
the Grand Opening.

"There Once Was A Town"

A remarkable journey of hope and survival. In 1941, the German army invaded
the small town of Eishyshok, Poland (now Lithuania) and brutally murdered
nearly all 3,500 Jewish residents. Fifty-six years after the massacre,
"There Once Was A Town" chronicles the remarkable journey of four of the
town's survivors and their families as they return home. Actor,
Edward Asner, a descendant of an Eishyshok family, narrates the film.


Retail Price : $ 29.95 YourPrice: $ 24.95 / Each

Shop >from home, benefit JewishGen with each purchase. <grin>

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/

Have you visited yet?

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Video- There Once Was a Town #general

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The video so many of you missed when PBS either cancelled or re-scheduled
in your area, can now be yours at a discounted price!

Our very own JewishGenMall has it listed among the 'Specials' in honor of
the Grand Opening.

"There Once Was A Town"

A remarkable journey of hope and survival. In 1941, the German army invaded
the small town of Eishyshok, Poland (now Lithuania) and brutally murdered
nearly all 3,500 Jewish residents. Fifty-six years after the massacre,
"There Once Was A Town" chronicles the remarkable journey of four of the
town's survivors and their families as they return home. Actor,
Edward Asner, a descendant of an Eishyshok family, narrates the film.


Retail Price : $ 29.95 YourPrice: $ 24.95 / Each

Shop >from home, benefit JewishGen with each purchase. <grin>

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/

Have you visited yet?

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Murray Freedman #general

Hafcjf@...
 

A special thanks to Murray for giving me the information on Rev. Nathan
Bergerman. I tried to email you, but the message bounced.

Thanks again,

Cathy J. Flamholtz


Re: Kultusbeamter #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/4/00 11:31:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, jrw@Brown.edu
writes:

<< In Vienna it was (and is) called the Israelitische (not juedische)
Kultusgemeinde. >>

==Yes, that's the correct term. "juedische" is the popular term.

The Kultusgemeinde was (is) financed by government taxes. Everyone had to
belong to one religion or another--("Gaubenlos = without Beliefs was
one." And the tax they were assessed went to the respective Kultus.
There was one Kultusgemeinde per city or district that took care of
religious and lay needs affecting the community. It helped finance
synagogues but had no religious authority itself. In the 19th century,
and perhaps later, the state determined the minimum qualifications for
rabbi (incl fluency in German, a PhD in a subject other than Judaism) and
the village teacher who was usually also cantor, shochet and mohel.

The Isr. Kultusgemeinde was essentially a lay and administrative body. I
believe it had some jurisdiction also over local Jewish schools,
hospitals, and of course welfare funds. It also had some arbitrational
power affecting the Jewish community.

My parents used to refer to our synagogue community as "die Gemeinde."
Don't make the mistake I've frequently done. When you say Gemeinde in
Germany, people will assume you're referring to the local municipal
authority.

I dout that a shammash would be considered a Kultusbeamter. He would be
someone hired independently by the synagogue and not an official appointee
nor a member of the Isr. KG.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Great Great Grandparents from Prussia #general

Suzecrazy@...
 

Hello all.. I just received a photograph of my GGGrandparents headstones.
I was surprised to read something I hadn't known before. MyGGGrandfather
Nathan Mendel was born in Schroda, Prussia June 19, 1828. On the stone
there are hands making the "Nanoo-Nanoo" sign ...>from Mork and Mindy!
That's the only way to describe it! It also says "Maimonides Lodge
No8010PSI? Or something like that. What is this? My GGGrandmother's
stone- Rosalie Mendel says born in Craetz or Oraetz Prussia Sept 11, 1837.
Can anyone help me with these places or the significance of the hands?
Thanks again,
Susan Stock
Agoura Hills, Ca
searching-Cooperman
Bernstein -Hungary
Weisz >from Nyiregyhaza
Mendel
Buchwald
Stock >from Poland


Warszawa Business Directories #general

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

For those who have questions about my recent posts on Warszawa Business
Directories.

The LDS have both the 1869 and 1870 directories on Microfilm. The
Directories titled "Przewodnik Warszawski informacyjno-adressowy" are
found on film numbers 1183685 Item 5 and 6. A database >from the 1869 list
of homeowners has been created by the Warszawa Research Group. The
database for the homeowners lists >from the 1870 Directory is currently in
progress. When the database is complete and on-line it is hoped that
you will be able to search by both surname and address number. The 1870
book has a list of about 26,000 residents of Warszawa. We have not
entertained creating a database of that yet. While in Warszawa this past
May, I bought a reprinted copy of the 1870 Directory for $15! It was just
luck.

The 1852 list is a homeowners list and is called Taryffa Domow. There are
detailed maps of each and every block of land. That will be the next
Warszawa Research Group Project and call for volunteers will be coming in
the next month. There are many other similar directories that exist. In
June 2000, there was an auction in Warszawa and in the book published for
the auction items were listed original Warszawa Lists/Directories >from
1812 to before the WW II.

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Research Group


Saul ALINSKY #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Saul Alinsky, 1909-1972, noted community activist, has a short biography in
Who's Who. However there is nothing there about his roots. There is a local
family in Arad named Alinsky, owners of a mushroom farm, who did not know
there were any Alinskys left after the Holocaust. Mr. Alinsky comes >from
the Vilna area. Does anyone know about Saul Alinsky's background?
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


Ships from Bremen #general

WAlmeleh <walmeleh@...>
 

For those who are looking for ships >from Bremen, there is a Bremen ships
transcribing project that is part of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers
Guild at Rootsweb.

You can check the site at http://istg.rootsweb.com/bremenproject.html

Or just go to the general site (http://istg.rootsweb.com) and click on
Bremen project.

Wendy Almeleh
Great Neck, NY

searching: LEVIN >from Grodno, LEWIN >from Stolbtsy, Belarus, SKOLNIK and
MIRSKY >from Mir, Belarus; PASS >from Minsk; SANDLER/SANDER; HAIN >from
Germany; SKOLNIK >from Koenigsburg; ALMELEH >from Rhodes; CAMHI and PASSO

from Monastir


Re: The Masculine Name "Eira" #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Using death certificates in the US can be tricky. You only have
someone's word on the name of an parent of the deceased. When that
parent was never in the US, even a spouse might not know the names in a
time of grief. Often the source of information was a grandchild or
other relative who never knew the parent and possibly didn't know the
name of the parent. Also, people often gave 'Americanizations' of the
name.

Specifically, I once got the death certificates of my
great-grandfather's brothers and sisters (about a half-dozen that I knew
of) for a 'vote' on the name of their father. I had his name as Sholom
but someone had a translation of a tombstone inscription and said it was
Ephraim (it turned out to be Sholom ben Ephraim). Sholom's wife was
listed as Ida, Helen, Birdie, and unknown-her name was Zepora so Birdie
was the best since the meaning was there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


NATHAN in Portsmouth UK circa 1780 #general

David Lane <david.lane@...>
 

Hi All

This is my first posting to this newsgroup - I hope someone can help me.
I am looking for information on Philip and Joseph NATHAN who were in
Weymouth, Dorset in the early 1800's and are said to have originated
from Portsmouth, Hants. Joseph NATHAN (married to Elizabeth) and
Philip were Jewish silversmiths and were trading in Weymouth and the
Channel Islands at least up to 1823.

Any help on the possible Portsmouth connection appreciated. Thank
you. I have tried this on the Hampshire mailing list but no replies.

Fingers crossed!

David

--
David Lane, Weymouth UK
david.lane@zetnet.co.uk

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NJ City Directories #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Anyone have experience with New Jersey City directories? Wondering
if there is a big collection someplace or if I am going to have to
go to the individual libaries for the ones I need? NJ State Archives
in Trenton tells me they do not have the directories.

I am looking for various Essex County locations for the late 1940s to the
late 1950s. Maybe in the 1930s too. I need Montclair, Verona, maybe
Bloomfield.

Anyone got any experience here?

Thanks.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Dr Aviva Zornberg #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

Can anyone give me a contact E-mail or other address for Dr Aviva Gottlieb
Zornberg? She is a well-known biblical scholar, whose father was Av Beth
Din in Glasgow.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Murray Freedman #general

Hafcjf@...
 

A special thanks to Murray for giving me the information on Rev. Nathan
Bergerman. I tried to email you, but the message bounced.

Thanks again,

Cathy J. Flamholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kultusbeamter #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/4/00 11:31:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, jrw@Brown.edu
writes:

<< In Vienna it was (and is) called the Israelitische (not juedische)
Kultusgemeinde. >>

==Yes, that's the correct term. "juedische" is the popular term.

The Kultusgemeinde was (is) financed by government taxes. Everyone had to
belong to one religion or another--("Gaubenlos = without Beliefs was
one." And the tax they were assessed went to the respective Kultus.
There was one Kultusgemeinde per city or district that took care of
religious and lay needs affecting the community. It helped finance
synagogues but had no religious authority itself. In the 19th century,
and perhaps later, the state determined the minimum qualifications for
rabbi (incl fluency in German, a PhD in a subject other than Judaism) and
the village teacher who was usually also cantor, shochet and mohel.

The Isr. Kultusgemeinde was essentially a lay and administrative body. I
believe it had some jurisdiction also over local Jewish schools,
hospitals, and of course welfare funds. It also had some arbitrational
power affecting the Jewish community.

My parents used to refer to our synagogue community as "die Gemeinde."
Don't make the mistake I've frequently done. When you say Gemeinde in
Germany, people will assume you're referring to the local municipal
authority.

I dout that a shammash would be considered a Kultusbeamter. He would be
someone hired independently by the synagogue and not an official appointee
nor a member of the Isr. KG.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Great Great Grandparents from Prussia #general

Suzecrazy@...
 

Hello all.. I just received a photograph of my GGGrandparents headstones.
I was surprised to read something I hadn't known before. MyGGGrandfather
Nathan Mendel was born in Schroda, Prussia June 19, 1828. On the stone
there are hands making the "Nanoo-Nanoo" sign ...>from Mork and Mindy!
That's the only way to describe it! It also says "Maimonides Lodge
No8010PSI? Or something like that. What is this? My GGGrandmother's
stone- Rosalie Mendel says born in Craetz or Oraetz Prussia Sept 11, 1837.
Can anyone help me with these places or the significance of the hands?
Thanks again,
Susan Stock
Agoura Hills, Ca
searching-Cooperman
Bernstein -Hungary
Weisz >from Nyiregyhaza
Mendel
Buchwald
Stock >from Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Warszawa Business Directories #general

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

For those who have questions about my recent posts on Warszawa Business
Directories.

The LDS have both the 1869 and 1870 directories on Microfilm. The
Directories titled "Przewodnik Warszawski informacyjno-adressowy" are
found on film numbers 1183685 Item 5 and 6. A database >from the 1869 list
of homeowners has been created by the Warszawa Research Group. The
database for the homeowners lists >from the 1870 Directory is currently in
progress. When the database is complete and on-line it is hoped that
you will be able to search by both surname and address number. The 1870
book has a list of about 26,000 residents of Warszawa. We have not
entertained creating a database of that yet. While in Warszawa this past
May, I bought a reprinted copy of the 1870 Directory for $15! It was just
luck.

The 1852 list is a homeowners list and is called Taryffa Domow. There are
detailed maps of each and every block of land. That will be the next
Warszawa Research Group Project and call for volunteers will be coming in
the next month. There are many other similar directories that exist. In
June 2000, there was an auction in Warszawa and in the book published for
the auction items were listed original Warszawa Lists/Directories >from
1812 to before the WW II.

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Saul ALINSKY #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Saul Alinsky, 1909-1972, noted community activist, has a short biography in
Who's Who. However there is nothing there about his roots. There is a local
family in Arad named Alinsky, owners of a mushroom farm, who did not know
there were any Alinskys left after the Holocaust. Mr. Alinsky comes >from
the Vilna area. Does anyone know about Saul Alinsky's background?
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ships from Bremen #general

WAlmeleh <walmeleh@...>
 

For those who are looking for ships >from Bremen, there is a Bremen ships
transcribing project that is part of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers
Guild at Rootsweb.

You can check the site at http://istg.rootsweb.com/bremenproject.html

Or just go to the general site (http://istg.rootsweb.com) and click on
Bremen project.

Wendy Almeleh
Great Neck, NY

searching: LEVIN >from Grodno, LEWIN >from Stolbtsy, Belarus, SKOLNIK and
MIRSKY >from Mir, Belarus; PASS >from Minsk; SANDLER/SANDER; HAIN >from
Germany; SKOLNIK >from Koenigsburg; ALMELEH >from Rhodes; CAMHI and PASSO

from Monastir


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Masculine Name "Eira" #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Using death certificates in the US can be tricky. You only have
someone's word on the name of an parent of the deceased. When that
parent was never in the US, even a spouse might not know the names in a
time of grief. Often the source of information was a grandchild or
other relative who never knew the parent and possibly didn't know the
name of the parent. Also, people often gave 'Americanizations' of the
name.

Specifically, I once got the death certificates of my
great-grandfather's brothers and sisters (about a half-dozen that I knew
of) for a 'vote' on the name of their father. I had his name as Sholom
but someone had a translation of a tombstone inscription and said it was
Ephraim (it turned out to be Sholom ben Ephraim). Sholom's wife was
listed as Ida, Helen, Birdie, and unknown-her name was Zepora so Birdie
was the best since the meaning was there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NATHAN in Portsmouth UK circa 1780 #general

David Lane <david.lane@...>
 

Hi All

This is my first posting to this newsgroup - I hope someone can help me.
I am looking for information on Philip and Joseph NATHAN who were in
Weymouth, Dorset in the early 1800's and are said to have originated
from Portsmouth, Hants. Joseph NATHAN (married to Elizabeth) and
Philip were Jewish silversmiths and were trading in Weymouth and the
Channel Islands at least up to 1823.

Any help on the possible Portsmouth connection appreciated. Thank
you. I have tried this on the Hampshire mailing list but no replies.

Fingers crossed!

David

--
David Lane, Weymouth UK
david.lane@zetnet.co.uk

MODERATOR NOTE: Also browse the options at JewishGen's homepage,
http://www.jewishgen.org/ . You will find the FAQ, as well as many
resources that may be very helpful.