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Russian Translation and Photographer Stamp #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

On the back of a photograph affixed to a stiff paper backing
is a purple ink stamp in Russian. I think it is the stamp
of the photographer and I would like a translation of what
it says. I think the larger part says "G.L. ATLAS". Can
anyone confirm this and read the smaller part above? Does
this photographer sound familiar to anyone? The picture would
have been taken in the area of Grodno, probably Dabrowa
Bialostocka, in the early 1900s.

You can view a scan of this item here:
http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/goldbergisaacleah_200dpi_back.jpg

Thanks,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Translation and Photographer Stamp #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

On the back of a photograph affixed to a stiff paper backing
is a purple ink stamp in Russian. I think it is the stamp
of the photographer and I would like a translation of what
it says. I think the larger part says "G.L. ATLAS". Can
anyone confirm this and read the smaller part above? Does
this photographer sound familiar to anyone? The picture would
have been taken in the area of Grodno, probably Dabrowa
Bialostocka, in the early 1900s.

You can view a scan of this item here:
http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/goldbergisaacleah_200dpi_back.jpg

Thanks,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


We need you!! #poland #lodz

Seflaum@...
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: This message is posted on behalf of Joyce Field, JewishGen
Vice-president for research.]

We need you!!

There are many projects in dire need of volunteers-- to do data
entry, to translate yizkor books >from Hebrew into English, to
transliterate Cyrillic records into Latin characters, to translate
Hebrew tombstone inscriptions, to visit cemeteries and photograph the
tombstones. The list goes on and on.

Recently, however, it seems that fewer persons are answering the call
for volunteers, whether the request is made by a SIG or for a
specific research project. I don't know the reason for that but I
must tell you that many research projects will not be completed if
they do not get assistance. We need people experienced in
coordinating large, complex projects; we need people who can make a
serious commitment of time and energy to do data entry; we need
people able to translate primarily >from Hebrew to English and to
transliterate >from Cyrillic to Latin characters or who have Cyrillic
fonts on their computer; we need people able and willing to do HTML.

Write me if you have these skills or write to the SIGs that you
belong to and volunteer to help with a research project. Write me if
you can visit a cemetery in the New York area and record the data on
tombstones and I will forward your name to the project coordinator.
Write me if you can help translate for the Yizkor Book Project.

Write to Fred Apel at fapel@jewishgen.org if you would like to be
part of an HTML team for ShtetLinks. Write to Rachel Reisman at
rreisman@jewishgen.org if you can volunteer for a Yad Vashem data
entry project. Write to Neil Rosenstein at neil@tali.com if you can
translate Hebrew tombstone transcriptions. Write to Nolan Altman at
nta@pipeline.com to volunteer for the Dachau Indexing Project.

Please help us continue to add vital data to the JewishGen web site.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland We need you!! #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: This message is posted on behalf of Joyce Field, JewishGen
Vice-president for research.]

We need you!!

There are many projects in dire need of volunteers-- to do data
entry, to translate yizkor books >from Hebrew into English, to
transliterate Cyrillic records into Latin characters, to translate
Hebrew tombstone inscriptions, to visit cemeteries and photograph the
tombstones. The list goes on and on.

Recently, however, it seems that fewer persons are answering the call
for volunteers, whether the request is made by a SIG or for a
specific research project. I don't know the reason for that but I
must tell you that many research projects will not be completed if
they do not get assistance. We need people experienced in
coordinating large, complex projects; we need people who can make a
serious commitment of time and energy to do data entry; we need
people able to translate primarily >from Hebrew to English and to
transliterate >from Cyrillic to Latin characters or who have Cyrillic
fonts on their computer; we need people able and willing to do HTML.

Write me if you have these skills or write to the SIGs that you
belong to and volunteer to help with a research project. Write me if
you can visit a cemetery in the New York area and record the data on
tombstones and I will forward your name to the project coordinator.
Write me if you can help translate for the Yizkor Book Project.

Write to Fred Apel at fapel@jewishgen.org if you would like to be
part of an HTML team for ShtetLinks. Write to Rachel Reisman at
rreisman@jewishgen.org if you can volunteer for a Yad Vashem data
entry project. Write to Neil Rosenstein at neil@tali.com if you can
translate Hebrew tombstone transcriptions. Write to Nolan Altman at
nta@pipeline.com to volunteer for the Dachau Indexing Project.

Please help us continue to add vital data to the JewishGen web site.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Castle Garden #general

Marilyn Siegel <jadzgran@...>
 

Hi, Hope someone can help. I'm not sure, but believe one
part of my husband's family may have come through Castle
Garden. Does anyone know if there is a way to access this
info. Cannot find them on the Ellis Island site.
Thanks very much,
Marilyn S. in Fl.

MODERATOR NOTE: A search for "Castle Garden" in the JewishGen
Discussion Group Archives will turn up some useful information.
You can access the archives at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop
You may also want to check the discussion of Castle Garden in
JewishGen's Ellis Island InfoFile at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ellis.txt


Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn City Directory Question #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

In an attempt to locate people in non name indexed New York
state and Federal censuses, I am trying to find them in city
directories so that I can get their address. I am looking
for people in Manhattan and Bronx boroughs in 1928-1930,
Queens in 1925, and Brooklyn in 1915 and 1925. I have been
told by the New York Public Library that they only have
directories for Manhattan and Bronx for 1925 and 1931, and
that Queens and Brooklyn's were not published between 1913
and 1933. I have found people in the available directories,
but they weren't at those addresses in the census.

Were the equivalent of phone books being published in place
of the city directories and if so, where are they available?
Are there any other suggestions for finding addresses in these
years?

Thanks,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Castle Garden #general

Marilyn Siegel <jadzgran@...>
 

Hi, Hope someone can help. I'm not sure, but believe one
part of my husband's family may have come through Castle
Garden. Does anyone know if there is a way to access this
info. Cannot find them on the Ellis Island site.
Thanks very much,
Marilyn S. in Fl.

MODERATOR NOTE: A search for "Castle Garden" in the JewishGen
Discussion Group Archives will turn up some useful information.
You can access the archives at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop
You may also want to check the discussion of Castle Garden in
JewishGen's Ellis Island InfoFile at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ellis.txt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn City Directory Question #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

In an attempt to locate people in non name indexed New York
state and Federal censuses, I am trying to find them in city
directories so that I can get their address. I am looking
for people in Manhattan and Bronx boroughs in 1928-1930,
Queens in 1925, and Brooklyn in 1915 and 1925. I have been
told by the New York Public Library that they only have
directories for Manhattan and Bronx for 1925 and 1931, and
that Queens and Brooklyn's were not published between 1913
and 1933. I have found people in the available directories,
but they weren't at those addresses in the census.

Were the equivalent of phone books being published in place
of the city directories and if so, where are they available?
Are there any other suggestions for finding addresses in these
years?

Thanks,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


Rosh Hashanah in Riga #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have received this heartwarming letter >from Rabbi Glazman who is happy to=
=20
share the High Holy Days with us. Read about the Kosher Coffee Shop.=20
Whatever one's religious beliefs we can all rejoice that the Jewish=20
community in Latvia is able to celebrate Jewish holidays in the traditional=
=20
way. This is reproduced with permission >from Rabbi Glazman.

Dear Mrs. Beare

This year, our Jewish Brethren all over the world celebrated the High=20
Holidays. All beseeched G-D for a year of peace, love, joy and=20
success. The Jewish Community of Riga was no different. Read on to find=20
out how these festive days were celebrated in the heart of the Baltics.

This month, Chabad in Riga was most active. The month=92s many holidays=
=20
supplied the enthusiastic Jewish Community of Riga with a never-ending=20
amount of activities & sense of accomplishment. A major mailing=20
comprising of a beautifully designed Shabbat candle lighting timetable was=
=20
sent out to over 2000 Jewish families in Latvia!

Jews of Riga celebrated the holiday of Rosh Hashana in an atmosphere of=20
holiness, awe & Jewish pride. Everyone joined together in heartfelt prayer=
=20
for a happy, healthy & sweet new year. On the second day of Rosh Hashana,=
=20
the multitude of Jews quickly filled & packed Riga=92s large synagogue in=20
excitement & readiness. Two inspiring programs had been organized to cater=
=20
to adults & children=92s individual needs. All learned about the sanctity=
=20
and importance of the holiday of Rosh Hashana. An eye-catching & creative=
=20
Jewish calendar was distributed through the aid of the JDC to the countless=
=20
participants who attended this exceptional program. In a powerful symbol=20
of Jewish unity, all then gathered together and walked to the Daugava River=
=20
to perform the ritual of Tashlich. In unison, everyone recited the prayer=
=20
aloud and then listened to the powerful blasts of the Shofar being sounded=
=20
outside & in broad daylight in the streets of Riga. The powerful and=20
breathtaking effect of this successful assembly could be seen in the=20
expressions of many participants.

Besides the Holidays, Jewish residents of Riga were treated to a special=
=20
surprise this month. The opening of a kosher coffee shop =96 Lechaim! Jews=
=20
can now gather together and dine in an ambiance of elegance, class and=20
style. A wide-ranging menu of delicious kosher food is offered. Choices=20
vary >from the traditional gefilte fish to the all Israeli pita and=20
falafel. Situated in close proximity to the Jewish Community Center, it=20
greatly facilitates access for all of Riga=92s Jews & tourists too! Most=20
important, Lechaim! is a one-stop shop that offers everything a Jew would=
=20
require in Judaica & Jewish reading material: Mezuzot, Kippot, the Torah=
=20
in Russian, Jewish musical CD=92s and much more.

The holiday of Sukkot, a time of great rejoicing was also celebrated=20
here. Chabad organized a day of festivities and entertainment in Riga=92s=
=20
main park. Over 500 people participated in this grand event. The crowd=20
was treated to a special program: The musical performance of an original=20
Jewish band, a carnival comprised of diverse entertainment booths and a=20
children=92s dance performance. The intense happiness and jubilation=20
expressed by all, was so powerful that it attracted many a passerby to come=
=20
and check out this momentous event. Most important, all those who partook=
=20
in the festivities had the opportunity to perform the mitzvah of =93Lulav &=
=20
Etrog=94, which for many was the very first time! A large Sukkah was=
erected=20
as well and all participants were invited to enjoy a snack inside. The=20
event was brought to a close with a grand raffle with special prizes such=20
as a camera, a watch, a stereo system, and other grand rewards.

At =93Ohel Menachem=94, the Chabad Lubavitch Day School in Riga, many=
diverse=20
& stimulating activities were organized for the students on each day of=20
Chol Hamoed. To name a few: A magnificent Sukkah building contest, Sukkah=
=20
decorating, dining together in the Sukkah and so on. Thus, the students=20
were able to learn about this holiday in an enjoyable and productive manner.

After long months of preparations, planning & building, a long time dream=
=20
of the Jewish community has come true. Chabad Lubavitch opened the doors=20
of a state of the art women=92s Mikvah beautifully designed to fit the needs=
=20
of all. It is strategically situated in a quiet area in the center of the=
=20
city rendering it easily accessible in privacy and confidentiality. Those=
=20
wishing to lead their lives in purity and sanctity are now able to do so in=
=20
comfort and elegance. Chabad cares for the people of today and is=20
preparing for the generation of tomorrow.

Rabbi Mordechai Glazman


Latvia SIG #Latvia Rosh Hashanah in Riga #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have received this heartwarming letter >from Rabbi Glazman who is happy to=
=20
share the High Holy Days with us. Read about the Kosher Coffee Shop.=20
Whatever one's religious beliefs we can all rejoice that the Jewish=20
community in Latvia is able to celebrate Jewish holidays in the traditional=
=20
way. This is reproduced with permission >from Rabbi Glazman.

Dear Mrs. Beare

This year, our Jewish Brethren all over the world celebrated the High=20
Holidays. All beseeched G-D for a year of peace, love, joy and=20
success. The Jewish Community of Riga was no different. Read on to find=20
out how these festive days were celebrated in the heart of the Baltics.

This month, Chabad in Riga was most active. The month=92s many holidays=
=20
supplied the enthusiastic Jewish Community of Riga with a never-ending=20
amount of activities & sense of accomplishment. A major mailing=20
comprising of a beautifully designed Shabbat candle lighting timetable was=
=20
sent out to over 2000 Jewish families in Latvia!

Jews of Riga celebrated the holiday of Rosh Hashana in an atmosphere of=20
holiness, awe & Jewish pride. Everyone joined together in heartfelt prayer=
=20
for a happy, healthy & sweet new year. On the second day of Rosh Hashana,=
=20
the multitude of Jews quickly filled & packed Riga=92s large synagogue in=20
excitement & readiness. Two inspiring programs had been organized to cater=
=20
to adults & children=92s individual needs. All learned about the sanctity=
=20
and importance of the holiday of Rosh Hashana. An eye-catching & creative=
=20
Jewish calendar was distributed through the aid of the JDC to the countless=
=20
participants who attended this exceptional program. In a powerful symbol=20
of Jewish unity, all then gathered together and walked to the Daugava River=
=20
to perform the ritual of Tashlich. In unison, everyone recited the prayer=
=20
aloud and then listened to the powerful blasts of the Shofar being sounded=
=20
outside & in broad daylight in the streets of Riga. The powerful and=20
breathtaking effect of this successful assembly could be seen in the=20
expressions of many participants.

Besides the Holidays, Jewish residents of Riga were treated to a special=
=20
surprise this month. The opening of a kosher coffee shop =96 Lechaim! Jews=
=20
can now gather together and dine in an ambiance of elegance, class and=20
style. A wide-ranging menu of delicious kosher food is offered. Choices=20
vary >from the traditional gefilte fish to the all Israeli pita and=20
falafel. Situated in close proximity to the Jewish Community Center, it=20
greatly facilitates access for all of Riga=92s Jews & tourists too! Most=20
important, Lechaim! is a one-stop shop that offers everything a Jew would=
=20
require in Judaica & Jewish reading material: Mezuzot, Kippot, the Torah=
=20
in Russian, Jewish musical CD=92s and much more.

The holiday of Sukkot, a time of great rejoicing was also celebrated=20
here. Chabad organized a day of festivities and entertainment in Riga=92s=
=20
main park. Over 500 people participated in this grand event. The crowd=20
was treated to a special program: The musical performance of an original=20
Jewish band, a carnival comprised of diverse entertainment booths and a=20
children=92s dance performance. The intense happiness and jubilation=20
expressed by all, was so powerful that it attracted many a passerby to come=
=20
and check out this momentous event. Most important, all those who partook=
=20
in the festivities had the opportunity to perform the mitzvah of =93Lulav &=
=20
Etrog=94, which for many was the very first time! A large Sukkah was=
erected=20
as well and all participants were invited to enjoy a snack inside. The=20
event was brought to a close with a grand raffle with special prizes such=20
as a camera, a watch, a stereo system, and other grand rewards.

At =93Ohel Menachem=94, the Chabad Lubavitch Day School in Riga, many=
diverse=20
& stimulating activities were organized for the students on each day of=20
Chol Hamoed. To name a few: A magnificent Sukkah building contest, Sukkah=
=20
decorating, dining together in the Sukkah and so on. Thus, the students=20
were able to learn about this holiday in an enjoyable and productive manner.

After long months of preparations, planning & building, a long time dream=
=20
of the Jewish community has come true. Chabad Lubavitch opened the doors=20
of a state of the art women=92s Mikvah beautifully designed to fit the needs=
=20
of all. It is strategically situated in a quiet area in the center of the=
=20
city rendering it easily accessible in privacy and confidentiality. Those=
=20
wishing to lead their lives in purity and sanctity are now able to do so in=
=20
comfort and elegance. Chabad cares for the people of today and is=20
preparing for the generation of tomorrow.

Rabbi Mordechai Glazman


Re: Suwalki Cemetery-Jewish Gen Digest October 15, 2002 #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

As I emailed the sender, I express sincere regrets for my
error. Dr. Norman Weinberg was responsible for the restoration
of the Ozarow Cemetery.

Betty Provizer Starkman


YIVO ; Nesvizh {Nesweis} and Navrovler landsmanshaften #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

I am now researching these NYC landsmanshaften.
If you have any information for me on these Belarus
based NYC organizations I would appreciate hearing
from you for help and to avoid duplication of effort.
Jerry Seligsohn
NYC SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Suwalki Cemetery-Jewish Gen Digest October 15, 2002 #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

As I emailed the sender, I express sincere regrets for my
error. Dr. Norman Weinberg was responsible for the restoration
of the Ozarow Cemetery.

Betty Provizer Starkman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YIVO ; Nesvizh {Nesweis} and Navrovler landsmanshaften #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

I am now researching these NYC landsmanshaften.
If you have any information for me on these Belarus
based NYC organizations I would appreciate hearing
from you for help and to avoid duplication of effort.
Jerry Seligsohn
NYC SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Dnepr


Brody, Ukraine Vital Records #galicia

Joyce Eastman <wldwoman1@...>
 

Thanks so much to all of you who responded to my request for the location of
vital records >from Brody, Ukraine (Poland) for the years 1878-1900's. There
really does not appear to be much hope - other than a couple of
possibilities which appear on the Brody Shtetlinks website, under Brody
Research (as suggested by Marjorie Rosenfeld). I am hopeful that either
some of the records I am seeking are among the "church" records already
photographed by the Mormons >from this time period, or else they are possibly
located at the civil archives in Warsaw. It appears that this is my only
hope to ever find later records of my father's family >from this area, which
may also assist me in finding living relatives >from this side of the family.

I have used Alex Dunai as a researcher in L'viv and even corresponded with
Miriam Weiner about the existence of these records, and neither one has been
able to tell me where to find this information. As I do not believe in
giving up, I will pursue the suggestions noted above and will let everyone
know in the event of my success.


Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

Researching: WILDER, HONIG/HOENIG/CHENIG, HELFER, ZINKER/ZINKOWER - Brody,
Ukraine (Poland)




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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Brody, Ukraine Vital Records #galicia

Joyce Eastman <wldwoman1@...>
 

Thanks so much to all of you who responded to my request for the location of
vital records >from Brody, Ukraine (Poland) for the years 1878-1900's. There
really does not appear to be much hope - other than a couple of
possibilities which appear on the Brody Shtetlinks website, under Brody
Research (as suggested by Marjorie Rosenfeld). I am hopeful that either
some of the records I am seeking are among the "church" records already
photographed by the Mormons >from this time period, or else they are possibly
located at the civil archives in Warsaw. It appears that this is my only
hope to ever find later records of my father's family >from this area, which
may also assist me in finding living relatives >from this side of the family.

I have used Alex Dunai as a researcher in L'viv and even corresponded with
Miriam Weiner about the existence of these records, and neither one has been
able to tell me where to find this information. As I do not believe in
giving up, I will pursue the suggestions noted above and will let everyone
know in the event of my success.


Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

Researching: WILDER, HONIG/HOENIG/CHENIG, HELFER, ZINKER/ZINKOWER - Brody,
Ukraine (Poland)




_________________________________________________________________
MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos:
http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx


Re: Records for Brody, Ukraine #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 10/14/02 1:59:08 AM, Joyce Eastman ( wldwoman1@msn.com)
writes:

<< I am hoping that someone will have some information as to where I can
locate
records for Brody, Ukraine (Poland) for the years 1865-early 1900's. I have
searched high and low, hired a researcher and written to the archive in
L'viv as well as other archives in Poland, but have had no success. Does
anyone know if these records exist and where they might be found?
>>

I looked at the entries for Brody records which are listed in Miriam Weiner's
"Jewish Roots to Ukraine and Moldova" butm alas, none of their dates
peretain to the period in which Ms. Eastman interested.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Records for Brody, Ukraine #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 10/14/02 1:59:08 AM, Joyce Eastman ( wldwoman1@msn.com)
writes:

<< I am hoping that someone will have some information as to where I can
locate
records for Brody, Ukraine (Poland) for the years 1865-early 1900's. I have
searched high and low, hired a researcher and written to the archive in
L'viv as well as other archives in Poland, but have had no success. Does
anyone know if these records exist and where they might be found?
>>

I looked at the entries for Brody records which are listed in Miriam Weiner's
"Jewish Roots to Ukraine and Moldova" butm alas, none of their dates
peretain to the period in which Ms. Eastman interested.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Jewish witnesses in Rava Ruska and Gorodok in the autumn of 1944 #galicia

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

A few years ago at Yad Vashem while looking for information about Rava
Ruska, I found a document with 196 pages under the file number M33/723 - all
in Russian!
Additional numbers written down on the front page were JM/10594 and
"Original Number 7021 - 67 - 78".

This was "File of what the German occupants did in Rava Ruska and Gorodok"
and "File of how Soviet citizens died in concentration camps in Rava Ruska".
The report was the work of one of the special committees set up by the
Soviet authorities to investigate war crimes committed by the Germans.
During September and October 1944 this specific committee interviewed 30
witnesses - Poles, Russians, Ukrainians and Jews.
I do not read Russian, but with the help of my students - new immigrants
from the former Soviet Union at the time - we transcribed the names and
basic information about the witnesses.
Today I was looking through some of my files and "rediscovered" this list.
If any of your relatives gave testimony for this committee,and you do not
know about about it, here is a list of the Jewish witnesses and the page
number in the file where their testimony starts.
I am quite sure that Yad Vashem is willing to photocopy the relevant pages,
for a fee, if you find something of interest.
The spelling of names should of course be taken with some caution.
I have not read the testimonies themselves.

The Jewish witnesses:
ALTKORN Guak born 1926 in Gorodok Page 186
ALTSHULER Chaja ( daughter of Shlomo) born 1925 in the village
Kamenka-Voloska Page 149
BLIASBERG Gersh/Hersh (Savley) born 1912 in Rava Ruska Page 57
CHAUSSY Jakob (son of Michael) born 1905 in Konotop Page 11
INGBER Shakner (son of Jakob) born 1903 in Gorodok Page 190
KLAGER Moissey/Moshe (son of Jehuda) born 1892 in Nemirov Page 4,Page 28
LEWKOWICZ Fanfel (son of Samuel) born 1920 in Krasnystaw Page 44
MANDAL Isaak (son of Israel) born in Gorodok) Page 169
SHAINEIGER Abraham ( son of Aron) born 1912 in Gorodok Page 188
STARKMANN Iliya (son of Simon) born 1910 in the village Brusno Page 51
STENGEL Rachel(daughter of Markus) born 1923 in the village Karuv Page 152
TENZER Shimon (son of Pinchas) born 1903 in Tuczyn Page 153
WAINBAN Osher, born in Gorodok Page 174
WEINFELD Abraham (son of David) born 1906 in Drogobych Page 22
ZONE Maria (daughter of Abraham) born 1924 in Belz Page 53

Another important part of this report were seven schematical maps showing
where people had been murered around Rava Ruska.
I will tell more about these maps on another occassion.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish witnesses in Rava Ruska and Gorodok in the autumn of 1944 #galicia

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

A few years ago at Yad Vashem while looking for information about Rava
Ruska, I found a document with 196 pages under the file number M33/723 - all
in Russian!
Additional numbers written down on the front page were JM/10594 and
"Original Number 7021 - 67 - 78".

This was "File of what the German occupants did in Rava Ruska and Gorodok"
and "File of how Soviet citizens died in concentration camps in Rava Ruska".
The report was the work of one of the special committees set up by the
Soviet authorities to investigate war crimes committed by the Germans.
During September and October 1944 this specific committee interviewed 30
witnesses - Poles, Russians, Ukrainians and Jews.
I do not read Russian, but with the help of my students - new immigrants
from the former Soviet Union at the time - we transcribed the names and
basic information about the witnesses.
Today I was looking through some of my files and "rediscovered" this list.
If any of your relatives gave testimony for this committee,and you do not
know about about it, here is a list of the Jewish witnesses and the page
number in the file where their testimony starts.
I am quite sure that Yad Vashem is willing to photocopy the relevant pages,
for a fee, if you find something of interest.
The spelling of names should of course be taken with some caution.
I have not read the testimonies themselves.

The Jewish witnesses:
ALTKORN Guak born 1926 in Gorodok Page 186
ALTSHULER Chaja ( daughter of Shlomo) born 1925 in the village
Kamenka-Voloska Page 149
BLIASBERG Gersh/Hersh (Savley) born 1912 in Rava Ruska Page 57
CHAUSSY Jakob (son of Michael) born 1905 in Konotop Page 11
INGBER Shakner (son of Jakob) born 1903 in Gorodok Page 190
KLAGER Moissey/Moshe (son of Jehuda) born 1892 in Nemirov Page 4,Page 28
LEWKOWICZ Fanfel (son of Samuel) born 1920 in Krasnystaw Page 44
MANDAL Isaak (son of Israel) born in Gorodok) Page 169
SHAINEIGER Abraham ( son of Aron) born 1912 in Gorodok Page 188
STARKMANN Iliya (son of Simon) born 1910 in the village Brusno Page 51
STENGEL Rachel(daughter of Markus) born 1923 in the village Karuv Page 152
TENZER Shimon (son of Pinchas) born 1903 in Tuczyn Page 153
WAINBAN Osher, born in Gorodok Page 174
WEINFELD Abraham (son of David) born 1906 in Drogobych Page 22
ZONE Maria (daughter of Abraham) born 1924 in Belz Page 53

Another important part of this report were seven schematical maps showing
where people had been murered around Rava Ruska.
I will tell more about these maps on another occassion.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel