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Map of Russian Expansion, 1300-1796 #ukraine

Marc M. Cohen <marccohen@...>
 

Dear Ukraine SIGers,

Ancestry.com has just posted a fairly good historical map of Russia
to their website. It includes most or all of the present-day Ukraine.

http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/reference/maps/freeimages.asp?ImageID3D257

Enjoy,

Marc M. Cohen
Palo Alto, California
marccohen@mindspring.com

Researching:
WEININGER, RIBNER/RDCBNER/RUEBNER, BARAK, KANTORJI/CANTER/
CANTROWITZ/ CANTRUICCI, SHAEFLER,>from Chernovitz, Storozynetz,
Drachinets, Bukovina, Ukraine; BARAK & KANTORJI >from Chotin,
Bessarabia; CHOMITZ, KORNITZKY, FACTOR >from Kiyev & Stepantsy/Stepnitz,
Ukraine; COHEN, DINOVITZER, GOLDENBERG >from Dunayevtsy/Dinovits,
Ukraine; COHEN, ROSENBERG, GOLDENBERG, QUAT >from Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania.

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Map of Russian Expansion, 1300-1796 #ukraine

Marc M. Cohen <marccohen@...>
 

Dear Ukraine SIGers,

Ancestry.com has just posted a fairly good historical map of Russia
to their website. It includes most or all of the present-day Ukraine.

http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/reference/maps/freeimages.asp?ImageID3D257

Enjoy,

Marc M. Cohen
Palo Alto, California
marccohen@mindspring.com

Researching:
WEININGER, RIBNER/RDCBNER/RUEBNER, BARAK, KANTORJI/CANTER/
CANTROWITZ/ CANTRUICCI, SHAEFLER,>from Chernovitz, Storozynetz,
Drachinets, Bukovina, Ukraine; BARAK & KANTORJI >from Chotin,
Bessarabia; CHOMITZ, KORNITZKY, FACTOR >from Kiyev & Stepantsy/Stepnitz,
Ukraine; COHEN, DINOVITZER, GOLDENBERG >from Dunayevtsy/Dinovits,
Ukraine; COHEN, ROSENBERG, GOLDENBERG, QUAT >from Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania.

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Brazilian Ambassador Sousa DANTAS #germany

ystern@...
 

I'm searching for passports of Jewish emigrants who left Marseille in
1940-1941, containing visas issued by the Brazilian Ambassador Luiz
Martins de Souza DANTAS.

Most of the emigrants came to Brazil, but many others used the visas
to get to other countries, mostly to the USA.

Fabio Koifman, a History Professor >from Rio de Janeiro, recently published
a very interesting book about the life of the Brazilian Ambassador
Luiz Martins de Souza DANTAS, who served in France during the Holocaust.

DANTAS issued visas to hundreds of Jews in occupied France after the Nazi
takeover in 1940. He did this against strict orders >from the pro-fascist
Brazilian government headed by Getulio Vargas and at great risk to his
diplomatic career.

Several of the Jews who arrived in Brazil were detained by the Brazilian
government but were released later on. DANTAS was among the diplomats
sent to Germany by the Nazis in 1942. He spent 14 months interned in Bad
Godesberg.

These facts, still not very well known in Brazil, are focused on by
Koifman's book, which will certainly contribute to the acknowledgement
process of Souza DANTAS (as a Righteous Gentile) by Yad Vashem.

Don Quixote in the Darkness - Ambassador Souza Dantas and the Nazi
refugees. by Fabio Koifman (no English translation yet).
Rio de Janeiro Record Publishing House -2002 ISBN 85-01-06303-7

Yvonne Stern Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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Re: pictures from the Stepan cemetery #ukraine

mikeand val <mikebergin@...>
 

David,
Would you please post the translations? Maybe there are others who are
interested.

Thanks,

Valerie Bergin
Rock Hill, SC


German SIG #Germany Brazilian Ambassador Sousa DANTAS #germany

ystern@...
 

I'm searching for passports of Jewish emigrants who left Marseille in
1940-1941, containing visas issued by the Brazilian Ambassador Luiz
Martins de Souza DANTAS.

Most of the emigrants came to Brazil, but many others used the visas
to get to other countries, mostly to the USA.

Fabio Koifman, a History Professor >from Rio de Janeiro, recently published
a very interesting book about the life of the Brazilian Ambassador
Luiz Martins de Souza DANTAS, who served in France during the Holocaust.

DANTAS issued visas to hundreds of Jews in occupied France after the Nazi
takeover in 1940. He did this against strict orders >from the pro-fascist
Brazilian government headed by Getulio Vargas and at great risk to his
diplomatic career.

Several of the Jews who arrived in Brazil were detained by the Brazilian
government but were released later on. DANTAS was among the diplomats
sent to Germany by the Nazis in 1942. He spent 14 months interned in Bad
Godesberg.

These facts, still not very well known in Brazil, are focused on by
Koifman's book, which will certainly contribute to the acknowledgement
process of Souza DANTAS (as a Righteous Gentile) by Yad Vashem.

Don Quixote in the Darkness - Ambassador Souza Dantas and the Nazi
refugees. by Fabio Koifman (no English translation yet).
Rio de Janeiro Record Publishing House -2002 ISBN 85-01-06303-7

Yvonne Stern Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: pictures from the Stepan cemetery #ukraine

mikeand val <mikebergin@...>
 

David,
Would you please post the translations? Maybe there are others who are
interested.

Thanks,

Valerie Bergin
Rock Hill, SC


ViewMate #belarus

Judy Ferrara <jferrara@...>
 

I would appreciate assistance in identifying the place name on Viewmate;
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html. The file is Rich Flanger,
VM1882. It appears immediately after "vitebsk" as the point of origin on a
1913 manifest.I have tried my best to locate it on every map and list I
could find, but I'm a beginner and may have missed the obvious. I believe
that the first letter is an "L"? Please reply privately. Thank you!
Rich Flanger
Gloversville, New York
Researching ARONSON, Vitebsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus ViewMate #belarus

Judy Ferrara <jferrara@...>
 

I would appreciate assistance in identifying the place name on Viewmate;
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html. The file is Rich Flanger,
VM1882. It appears immediately after "vitebsk" as the point of origin on a
1913 manifest.I have tried my best to locate it on every map and list I
could find, but I'm a beginner and may have missed the obvious. I believe
that the first letter is an "L"? Please reply privately. Thank you!
Rich Flanger
Gloversville, New York
Researching ARONSON, Vitebsk


The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation #general

hennynow
 

Perhaps information on the above subject has already been
sent to JewishGenners, but it was news to me:
http://www.klarsfeld.org/cat/menu2.htm

The site lists the Foundation publications now available for
shipment, cost (in U.S. dollars), and order form. I received
it >from a most helpful new email correspondent, Ms. Alba Toscano,
president of Sinagoga La Javura in Valencia, Spain. Ms. Toscano
writes in fluent English that hers is a rather new, small
Conservative synagogue, affiliated with USCJ. Her web site
(very attractive, but completely in Spanish) is:
http://www.uscj.org/world/valencia

Henny

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net


Murray FREEDMAN Where are you? #general

Milton Blackstone <milton@...>
 

Dear Mr. Freedman:
Sorry to have to use JewishGen to seek a personal contact
but I know Mr. Freedman is known to many "genners" he helped
who seek info about Leeds residents.

A young gent named Jason Cain, is anxious to obtain some
information regarding Leeds relatives named Blackstone.
Unfortunately, the URL I have for him has expired so if any
readers are aware of his current URL, would you kindly email
me, I would gladly forward same to Jason, after obtaining Mr.
Freedman's permission. As an old friend, I would also like to
renew our acquaintance since having orignally been introduced
to him via our mutual friend, Saul Issroff. If read by Mr.
Freedman, I hope this message reaches you in good health.

Milton Blackstone
La Jolla, CA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation #general

hennynow
 

Perhaps information on the above subject has already been
sent to JewishGenners, but it was news to me:
http://www.klarsfeld.org/cat/menu2.htm

The site lists the Foundation publications now available for
shipment, cost (in U.S. dollars), and order form. I received
it >from a most helpful new email correspondent, Ms. Alba Toscano,
president of Sinagoga La Javura in Valencia, Spain. Ms. Toscano
writes in fluent English that hers is a rather new, small
Conservative synagogue, affiliated with USCJ. Her web site
(very attractive, but completely in Spanish) is:
http://www.uscj.org/world/valencia

Henny

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Murray FREEDMAN Where are you? #general

Milton Blackstone <milton@...>
 

Dear Mr. Freedman:
Sorry to have to use JewishGen to seek a personal contact
but I know Mr. Freedman is known to many "genners" he helped
who seek info about Leeds residents.

A young gent named Jason Cain, is anxious to obtain some
information regarding Leeds relatives named Blackstone.
Unfortunately, the URL I have for him has expired so if any
readers are aware of his current URL, would you kindly email
me, I would gladly forward same to Jason, after obtaining Mr.
Freedman's permission. As an old friend, I would also like to
renew our acquaintance since having orignally been introduced
to him via our mutual friend, Saul Issroff. If read by Mr.
Freedman, I hope this message reaches you in good health.

Milton Blackstone
La Jolla, CA USA


Re: WELLSTONE, was it WALLERSTEIN? #germany

Toni <tovaknit@...>
 

MBernet@aol.com asked:
Does anyone know the original name of the family of Sen WELLSTONE of
Minnesota, who so tragically lost his life in a plane crash?
It was Wexelstein. Both his parents were immigrants - I forgot where his
father was from, but his mother was >from the Ukraine.

Toni Valenstein Long Island, New York tovaknit@optonline.net


German SIG #Germany Re: WELLSTONE, was it WALLERSTEIN? #germany

Toni <tovaknit@...>
 

MBernet@aol.com asked:
Does anyone know the original name of the family of Sen WELLSTONE of
Minnesota, who so tragically lost his life in a plane crash?
It was Wexelstein. Both his parents were immigrants - I forgot where his
father was from, but his mother was >from the Ukraine.

Toni Valenstein Long Island, New York tovaknit@optonline.net


Help with locations in East Prussia/Lithuania #germany

M. Faber <mfaber@...>
 

I just got off the phone with a relative that gave me some interesting
information but nothing I can pinpoint. I'm hoping that you all can help.

My GG Aunt was supposed to be >from Hedecruk near Leipzig in East Prussia.
She met her husband, who's family were shingledeckers, when he was looking
at trees. His family was >from Tavriz in/near Kovno, Lithuania. My GG Aunt
always claimed her mother was German.

I've been unable to determine what communities they are referring to using
Shtetl Seeker. Does anyone recognize these shtetls? Also, when my GG Aunt
and her father arrived in 1904 (at Ellis Island), they listed Akrnauschken,
Germany as their last place of residence. Does anyone recognize this
location? Thanks for any and all help in advance.

Monica Faber Bells, TX mfaber@texoma.net


German SIG #Germany Help with locations in East Prussia/Lithuania #germany

M. Faber <mfaber@...>
 

I just got off the phone with a relative that gave me some interesting
information but nothing I can pinpoint. I'm hoping that you all can help.

My GG Aunt was supposed to be >from Hedecruk near Leipzig in East Prussia.
She met her husband, who's family were shingledeckers, when he was looking
at trees. His family was >from Tavriz in/near Kovno, Lithuania. My GG Aunt
always claimed her mother was German.

I've been unable to determine what communities they are referring to using
Shtetl Seeker. Does anyone recognize these shtetls? Also, when my GG Aunt
and her father arrived in 1904 (at Ellis Island), they listed Akrnauschken,
Germany as their last place of residence. Does anyone recognize this
location? Thanks for any and all help in advance.

Monica Faber Bells, TX mfaber@texoma.net


Re: WELLSTONE - WEXELSTEIN #germany

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

MBernet@aol.com schrieb:
Does anyone know the original name of the family of Sen WELLSTONE of
Minnesota, who so tragically lost his life in a plane crash.
The father of Senator WELLSTONE was the Russsian Jewish immigrant Leon
WEXELSTEIN. The surname WEXELSTEIN (or the phonetically identical
WECHSELSTEIN) is of German respectively Yiddish origin. There are some
rocks in Germany with the name "Wechselstein".

It also may be that this surname has something to do with "wechseln"
(to change, especially money changing).

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany www.angelfire.com/art/gregorbrand


German SIG #Germany Re: WELLSTONE - WEXELSTEIN #germany

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

MBernet@aol.com schrieb:
Does anyone know the original name of the family of Sen WELLSTONE of
Minnesota, who so tragically lost his life in a plane crash.
The father of Senator WELLSTONE was the Russsian Jewish immigrant Leon
WEXELSTEIN. The surname WEXELSTEIN (or the phonetically identical
WECHSELSTEIN) is of German respectively Yiddish origin. There are some
rocks in Germany with the name "Wechselstein".

It also may be that this surname has something to do with "wechseln"
(to change, especially money changing).

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany www.angelfire.com/art/gregorbrand


Re: GOLDENBERG #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

“This is a conundrum. How can one brother be raised Orthodox
Jew (as well as being a Kohane) and the other Roman Catholic?”

It was pretty common, I think, to ‘fudge’ an ancestor’s
religion when he/she converted. Especially during Hitler’s time,
it could be worth your life to do so-and before that there would
have been social reasons to do so.

I know a woman who has a picture of her gr grandfather wearing
a yamulka (he was bald and his head was cold all the time) and
with a typically Jewish candelabra in the background (before
electricity everyone used candles), but her parents deny the man
was Jewish.

Sally Bruckheimer
Stamford, CT


JGFF Alert - thanks #general

Toby Brief
 

Just wanted to compliment and recommend the JGFF Alert. It's a
wonderful service - after becoming a part of it, I received my
first notification within a week. Very exciting and although it
didn't prove to be a new lead, it did put me back in contact
with someone whom I had been in touch with in the past. We will
continue to search for the connection that probably exists between
our families. Thanks again for the great service!

Toby Brief, Campton, New Hampshire
tbrief@hotmail.com

Olyka: HORWITZ, FINKLESTEIN, MATHLESS, ERGA, GINGBURG, GORBATY
Horchiv(Gorokhov): AUERBACH (AVERBUCH), REICHER, RABINOWITZ
Rozhishche: AUERBACH, GOLDWEBER
Torcin: BRONSTEIN, WEISBERG
Volodymyr, Zaslav, Mikhlya: BRIEF, BURACK

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