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Re 100 Shtetls again #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

I have been asked what shtetls the two volumes cover.

I don't know what the latest or second volume discusses, but, according to
a 2-21-99 posting by Ellen Shindelman (grapevyn#erols.com) to the Volhynia
Digest the contents of the first volume were listed by Evie Mintzer
(EMintser@...) and if you can find Ms. Shindelman's message you
can see the names of the shtetls in that first volume. I'd copy the list
directly >from that old message but it is stored on my old laptop which is not
yet connected to my iMac and I haven't the patience to copy them again by
typing them here.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re 100 Shtetls again #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

I have been asked what shtetls the two volumes cover.

I don't know what the latest or second volume discusses, but, according to
a 2-21-99 posting by Ellen Shindelman (grapevyn#erols.com) to the Volhynia
Digest the contents of the first volume were listed by Evie Mintzer
(EMintser@...) and if you can find Ms. Shindelman's message you
can see the names of the shtetls in that first volume. I'd copy the list
directly >from that old message but it is stored on my old laptop which is not
yet connected to my iMac and I haven't the patience to copy them again by
typing them here.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.


Re: Online newsletter #galicia

Jessica Tropp <jtropp@...>
 

While I read many online newsletters, I believe there should be the option
of receiving a print version, even if it costs extra.

Jessica Tropp
Northampton, MA
USA
Researching:
LEVIN(E), KARCHMER, SILVERMAN, RIVKIND >from Vilna
ENTE >from Przemysl, Poland
TROPP >from Galicia
GOLDNER >from Romania


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re:Online newsletter #galicia

Jessica Tropp <jtropp@...>
 

While I read many online newsletters, I believe there should be the option
of receiving a print version, even if it costs extra.

Jessica Tropp
Northampton, MA
USA
Researching:
LEVIN(E), KARCHMER, SILVERMAN, RIVKIND >from Vilna
ENTE >from Przemysl, Poland
TROPP >from Galicia
GOLDNER >from Romania


account of travel to Poland #galicia

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Through another listserv I participate in (eejh), I learned of the
following web site: http://www.riesenbach.com/
Anyone who is interested in the towns of Tarnow, Rzezow, Lancut and
especially Markowa should take a look. It is the account of a Jewish
family's visit to a family in Poland who sheltered them during the
Holocaust. There is much detail & many pictures.
Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
hlb@...
San Antonio, TX


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia account of travel to Poland #galicia

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Through another listserv I participate in (eejh), I learned of the
following web site: http://www.riesenbach.com/
Anyone who is interested in the towns of Tarnow, Rzezow, Lancut and
especially Markowa should take a look. It is the account of a Jewish
family's visit to a family in Poland who sheltered them during the
Holocaust. There is much detail & many pictures.
Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
hlb@...
San Antonio, TX


Re: Hamagid #lithuania

klevinski.benzion <bentsion@...>
 

Rav Aryeh Leib Lopiansky wrote:
> I tried reading some issues of Hamagid on the microfilms available at
Hebrew university library, but I found it too difficult to do. The paper was too dark, the letters too small etc.>


For the Israelis, I suggest going to the Ariela Library in Tel-Aviv (near
the Tel-Aviv museum), where you can find the originals of Hamagid - instead of "struggling" with microfilms.

Shalom,

Ben-Tsion Klibansky


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re:Hamagid #lithuania

klevinski.benzion <bentsion@...>
 

Rav Aryeh Leib Lopiansky wrote:
> I tried reading some issues of Hamagid on the microfilms available at
Hebrew university library, but I found it too difficult to do. The paper was too dark, the letters too small etc.>


For the Israelis, I suggest going to the Ariela Library in Tel-Aviv (near
the Tel-Aviv museum), where you can find the originals of Hamagid - instead of "struggling" with microfilms.

Shalom,

Ben-Tsion Klibansky


Resources on Svencionys page #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

I do hope that Marjorie Rosenfeld's Svencionys Shtetlink page will be
visited by readers of this forum. There is a lot on this web site that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the area of Vilna Guberniya which was part of Poland between the Wars. I wanted to point out three things >from the Svencionys page that I think are of particular value.

Polish priest Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel's account of how the
Svencionys Landsmanshaft in Israel helped him learn about his Jewish
parents. You will not soon forget this amazing story which can be read at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/svencionys/father_weksler.html

An interview with Svencionys native and resistance fighter Yitzhak Arad
(RUDNITZKY) who was Chairman of Yad Vashem >from 1972 to 1993. Dr. Arad
speaks about his experiences during the war in the Vilna area. This
interview is at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/svencionys/interview_with_arad.html

Finally Marjorie provides a link to a facinating paper presented by Ben
Weider, founder & president of The International Napoleonic Society,
on the relationship between Napoleon and the Jews. As the subject of
Napoleon's journey through Lithuania came up recently, I highly recommend
a visit to this web site. You will see scans of Hebrew prayers (with
translations) composed in France in 1807 to honor Napoleon..."Could another
be found as worthy as NAPOLEON deserving of such honours and kingship, who
shepherds his people with sincerity and with the understanding of his
heart?"

The Napoleon and the Jews web page can be found through visiting the
Svencionys Shtetlink home page at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Svencionys/Svencionys.html

Steven Weiss
HURWITZ and RUDNITZKY >from Svencionys


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Resources on Svencionys page #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

I do hope that Marjorie Rosenfeld's Svencionys Shtetlink page will be
visited by readers of this forum. There is a lot on this web site that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the area of Vilna Guberniya which was part of Poland between the Wars. I wanted to point out three things >from the Svencionys page that I think are of particular value.

Polish priest Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel's account of how the
Svencionys Landsmanshaft in Israel helped him learn about his Jewish
parents. You will not soon forget this amazing story which can be read at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/svencionys/father_weksler.html

An interview with Svencionys native and resistance fighter Yitzhak Arad
(RUDNITZKY) who was Chairman of Yad Vashem >from 1972 to 1993. Dr. Arad
speaks about his experiences during the war in the Vilna area. This
interview is at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/svencionys/interview_with_arad.html

Finally Marjorie provides a link to a facinating paper presented by Ben
Weider, founder & president of The International Napoleonic Society,
on the relationship between Napoleon and the Jews. As the subject of
Napoleon's journey through Lithuania came up recently, I highly recommend
a visit to this web site. You will see scans of Hebrew prayers (with
translations) composed in France in 1807 to honor Napoleon..."Could another
be found as worthy as NAPOLEON deserving of such honours and kingship, who
shepherds his people with sincerity and with the understanding of his
heart?"

The Napoleon and the Jews web page can be found through visiting the
Svencionys Shtetlink home page at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Svencionys/Svencionys.html

Steven Weiss
HURWITZ and RUDNITZKY >from Svencionys


Obeliai homepage #lithuania

Emma Freeman <em-ma@...>
 

I am putting together a page on the shtetl of Obeliai (Abel). If anyone
has any photographs, family stories, records, or (translations of)
articles >from encyclopedias etc. on Obeliai, I would be very grateful
for all contributions.

Please reply to me privately at em-ma@...

Thanks in advance.

Emma Freeman


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Obeliai homepage #lithuania

Emma Freeman <em-ma@...>
 

I am putting together a page on the shtetl of Obeliai (Abel). If anyone
has any photographs, family stories, records, or (translations of)
articles >from encyclopedias etc. on Obeliai, I would be very grateful
for all contributions.

Please reply to me privately at em-ma@...

Thanks in advance.

Emma Freeman


Arrests in Ukraine #ukraine

Mbresq@...
 

I recently obtained a copy of an arrest record of a relative, >from October
1907. He was one of five Jewish men accompanying a horse and cart travelling
near Berdichev, where the cart apparently contained some suspicious-looking
household appliances. Three of those arrested quickly confessed to being
part of a gang that was planning a series of robberies. They were detained
in Berdichev for three months and eventually released. What I am interested
in finding out is if anyone is familiar with sources that would describe
similar incidents, so that when I eventually write to the son of the person
who was arrested, I can explain the context and how to understand the
confession. Thank you.

Michael Richman
Bethesda, Maryland
mbresq@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Arrests in Ukraine #ukraine

Mbresq@...
 

I recently obtained a copy of an arrest record of a relative, >from October
1907. He was one of five Jewish men accompanying a horse and cart travelling
near Berdichev, where the cart apparently contained some suspicious-looking
household appliances. Three of those arrested quickly confessed to being
part of a gang that was planning a series of robberies. They were detained
in Berdichev for three months and eventually released. What I am interested
in finding out is if anyone is familiar with sources that would describe
similar incidents, so that when I eventually write to the son of the person
who was arrested, I can explain the context and how to understand the
confession. Thank you.

Michael Richman
Bethesda, Maryland
mbresq@...


Re: Borisov/Berezev #belarus

Gramto@...
 

In answer to a query about RACHLIN, the name appears in Slutsk documents
quite regularly.

Margot Tutun
Lexington MA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Borisov/Berezev #belarus

Gramto@...
 

In answer to a query about RACHLIN, the name appears in Slutsk documents
quite regularly.

Margot Tutun
Lexington MA


Given name "Tanchen" #general

Dara Pearlman <pearlman99@...>
 

Does anyone know the given name "Tanchen", also
written "Tanchel" and "Tanchem"? This person was born
in Latvia circa 1852. I'm guessing that it is a
nickname for "Natan," but I don't know for sure.

Dara Pearlman
Cupertino, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given name "Tanchen" #general

Dara Pearlman <pearlman99@...>
 

Does anyone know the given name "Tanchen", also
written "Tanchel" and "Tanchem"? This person was born
in Latvia circa 1852. I'm guessing that it is a
nickname for "Natan," but I don't know for sure.

Dara Pearlman
Cupertino, CA


Re: Dennis Baer's "wish list" #ukraine

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

Amen (or should that be Omayn) to Dennis's wish that we have a JRI-PL type
availability. I have heard that raw data is slowly coming out >from the
Ukraine. If this is true, and considering that the LDS is the main source of the vital records for Poland, are they accessing the Ukrainian registers, or is it possible the State Archives might put their data on line?

Dennis should understand, though, that most on line records in JRI-PL are
there because genners have taken the time to go through the microfilms at
the LDS and transcribed everything in a town's register for each year. Even
if the records were available, the raw product has to be researched by the
individual where ever a microfilm is available. It occurs to me that the
main problem most of us would have is the Cyrillic, as anyone who has tried
to decipher the 1868 onwards records >from Poland will know. Even if the
pro-forma stuff is decoded for us, we will still have to deal with the names and places. I'll gladly struggle with that one if we had the availability, though.

Happy Chanukah to all!

Sheila Toffell
Searching for, in the Ukraine:
KARSUNSKY / KORSUNSKY Stavische and Tarasche
BREZHENEV / BREZHNEV Yelisavetograd (Kirovograd)
In Poland:
LAKUMSKI, Skulsk
RAFELSKI(spelling unclear) Lodz area
TOFFEL Opole Lubielski, Josefow nad Wisla


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Dennis Baer's "wish list" #ukraine

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

Amen (or should that be Omayn) to Dennis's wish that we have a JRI-PL type
availability. I have heard that raw data is slowly coming out >from the
Ukraine. If this is true, and considering that the LDS is the main source of the vital records for Poland, are they accessing the Ukrainian registers, or is it possible the State Archives might put their data on line?

Dennis should understand, though, that most on line records in JRI-PL are
there because genners have taken the time to go through the microfilms at
the LDS and transcribed everything in a town's register for each year. Even
if the records were available, the raw product has to be researched by the
individual where ever a microfilm is available. It occurs to me that the
main problem most of us would have is the Cyrillic, as anyone who has tried
to decipher the 1868 onwards records >from Poland will know. Even if the
pro-forma stuff is decoded for us, we will still have to deal with the names and places. I'll gladly struggle with that one if we had the availability, though.

Happy Chanukah to all!

Sheila Toffell
Searching for, in the Ukraine:
KARSUNSKY / KORSUNSKY Stavische and Tarasche
BREZHENEV / BREZHNEV Yelisavetograd (Kirovograd)
In Poland:
LAKUMSKI, Skulsk
RAFELSKI(spelling unclear) Lodz area
TOFFEL Opole Lubielski, Josefow nad Wisla