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Yizkor Book Project Report-October and November 2006 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

This is a combined report for October and November 2006. In October
(a short month as Lance Ackerfeld was away for two weeks) we added
one book, one new entry, and five updates. For November, we added
eight new books, seven new entries, and 14 updates.

New books:

-Kobryn, Belarus
-Lambrivka, Ukraine
-Pinkas Hakehillot, Netherlands (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Libya and Tunisia (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Germany , volumes I, II,and III (all tables of
contents are now online)
-Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/salas_gift/salas_gift.html. This book
is about the secret collection of letters her mother received in
Nazi labor camps, then kept hidden for nearly 50 years. The book was
published in early November and the author and publisher have
generously allowed JewishGen to put excerpts online. Photographs will
be added soon.
-The Holocaust in 21 Lithuanian Towns-
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania3/lithuania3.html

New entries:

-Bielsk Podlaski, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. VIII
-Dukla, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III
-Kosice, Slovakia: Pinkas HaKehillot Slovakia
-Osieciny, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. IV
-Przeclaw, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot. vol. III
-Ryglice, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. III
-Vac, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Zborow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. II

Updates:

-Borszczow, Ukraine
-Brest, Lithuania
-Bukowina: History of the Jews in Bukowina, volume II, p. 176: "The
Youth Group, Betar"
-Dabrowa Gornicza,Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania (updated in October and November)
-Holocaust in Belarus (Updated in October and November)
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Kamen Kashirskiy, Ukraine
-Kobryn, Belar
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. V, Foreward, p. IX
-Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
-Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
-Ryki, Poland (Polish)
-Slutsk, Belarus
-Zyradow, Poland

All additions have been flagged at the alphabetical index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. You can check
whether a yizkor book for your town has been published at the Yizkor
Book Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html. You
can check whether there is an article on your town in a Pinkas
HaKehillot volume by consulting the table of contents for the
appropriate volume at the Index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html under Regions. The
tables of contents for all 19 volumes of the Pinkasim have now been
translated and are online. Please consider translating an article
about your ancestral town (all are in Hebrew) or financially
supporting a translation. Contact me privately to discuss the
options. In December we will have online a good number of
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot Germany, due to the response
to the recent addition of the tables of contents >from these volumes.

Many thanks to the donors of translations and the donors of money to
the Yizkor Book Projects.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yizkor Book Project Report-October and November 2006 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

This is a combined report for October and November 2006. In October
(a short month as Lance Ackerfeld was away for two weeks) we added
one book, one new entry, and five updates. For November, we added
eight new books, seven new entries, and 14 updates.

New books:

-Kobryn, Belarus
-Lambrivka, Ukraine
-Pinkas Hakehillot, Netherlands (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Libya and Tunisia (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Germany , volumes I, II,and III (all tables of
contents are now online)
-Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/salas_gift/salas_gift.html. This book
is about the secret collection of letters her mother received in
Nazi labor camps, then kept hidden for nearly 50 years. The book was
published in early November and the author and publisher have
generously allowed JewishGen to put excerpts online. Photographs will
be added soon.
-The Holocaust in 21 Lithuanian Towns-
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania3/lithuania3.html

New entries:

-Bielsk Podlaski, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. VIII
-Dukla, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III
-Kosice, Slovakia: Pinkas HaKehillot Slovakia
-Osieciny, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. IV
-Przeclaw, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot. vol. III
-Ryglice, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. III
-Vac, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Zborow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. II

Updates:

-Borszczow, Ukraine
-Brest, Lithuania
-Bukowina: History of the Jews in Bukowina, volume II, p. 176: "The
Youth Group, Betar"
-Dabrowa Gornicza,Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania (updated in October and November)
-Holocaust in Belarus (Updated in October and November)
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Kamen Kashirskiy, Ukraine
-Kobryn, Belar
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. V, Foreward, p. IX
-Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
-Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
-Ryki, Poland (Polish)
-Slutsk, Belarus
-Zyradow, Poland

All additions have been flagged at the alphabetical index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. You can check
whether a yizkor book for your town has been published at the Yizkor
Book Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html. You
can check whether there is an article on your town in a Pinkas
HaKehillot volume by consulting the table of contents for the
appropriate volume at the Index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html under Regions. The
tables of contents for all 19 volumes of the Pinkasim have now been
translated and are online. Please consider translating an article
about your ancestral town (all are in Hebrew) or financially
supporting a translation. Contact me privately to discuss the
options. In December we will have online a good number of
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot Germany, due to the response
to the recent addition of the tables of contents >from these volumes.

Many thanks to the donors of translations and the donors of money to
the Yizkor Book Projects.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Additions to Holocaust Database #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to announce additions to the Holocaust Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/. With this update,
there are now 1,141,316 records in this collection of databases.

-The Dachau Concentration Camp records have been updated again. This
database now contains 157,960 records. The data entry concluded some
time ago, but the validation of the data entry by Peter Lande of
USHMM is ongoing. The end is near, however.

-The Lublin Ghetto Listings, April 1942, contains 4,587 records.

-World Jewish Congress Collection contains 72,899 records of
Holocaust survivors. The index of files at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0131_index.html should
be accessed to understand the contents of the database.

Our thanks to all the persons involved in preparing these databases
for their online presentation. Their names appear in the
introductions to the individual databases.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Additions to Holocaust Database #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to announce additions to the Holocaust Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/. With this update,
there are now 1,141,316 records in this collection of databases.

-The Dachau Concentration Camp records have been updated again. This
database now contains 157,960 records. The data entry concluded some
time ago, but the validation of the data entry by Peter Lande of
USHMM is ongoing. The end is near, however.

-The Lublin Ghetto Listings, April 1942, contains 4,587 records.

-World Jewish Congress Collection contains 72,899 records of
Holocaust survivors. The index of files at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0131_index.html should
be accessed to understand the contents of the database.

Our thanks to all the persons involved in preparing these databases
for their online presentation. Their names appear in the
introductions to the individual databases.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Searching for Shapiro family from Vinnitza #ukraine

Monroe Ginsburg <monroeg@...>
 

Hi genners,

This is an update request for information on the SHAPIRO family. The
family name may have been originally pronounced SHAPIRA, SHAPIFKA OR
SHAPELFKA. David and Rivka (Rebecca) SHAPIRO were originally >from
Chmielnik, then moved to Vinnitsa in the Ukraine. Their daughter Chaike
(Ida) immigrated to Chicago about 1913 and married Isaac Andelman. David
and Rivka followed Chaike to Chicago in the 1930’s. The children of
David and Rivka were: Chaike, Pinchas, Chayim, and Fredolph. Other
relatives that may be their children or other immediate family members
were: Simcha, Frau Sura, Gaviant, Eheehu, and Ephraim. Chaike visited
her family in the Ukraine in the 1970’s, but no record of the address or
town she traveled to presently exists. One of Chaike’s siblings lived in
Israel and another sibling may have been a physician. I would appreciate
any information on getting in touch with this family. Thanks.

Monroe Ginsburg
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Researching: Grodno, Belarus: GINZBURG (GINSBURG), GALPERN; Volpa or
Ros, Belarus: SORIN; Kobrin, Belarus- KOBRINSKI; Jakovitz, Sinyava,
Khmel'nik, Vinnitza , Ukraine- DZIAKOWSKI, DZIAKOFSKI, SHAPIRA,
SHAPIFKA, SPITZ, TENZER, TANZER; Mogilov (Mogilev), Volhynia, UkrainE-
WEINER; Kishnev, Kalarash/Bessarabia (Moldova)- CLARIS, BARCHAYSH;
Volkovitz or Pinsk/Poland. Hull, London/England- POLLACK

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Searching for Shapiro family from Vinnitza #ukraine

Monroe Ginsburg <monroeg@...>
 

Hi genners,

This is an update request for information on the SHAPIRO family. The
family name may have been originally pronounced SHAPIRA, SHAPIFKA OR
SHAPELFKA. David and Rivka (Rebecca) SHAPIRO were originally >from
Chmielnik, then moved to Vinnitsa in the Ukraine. Their daughter Chaike
(Ida) immigrated to Chicago about 1913 and married Isaac Andelman. David
and Rivka followed Chaike to Chicago in the 1930’s. The children of
David and Rivka were: Chaike, Pinchas, Chayim, and Fredolph. Other
relatives that may be their children or other immediate family members
were: Simcha, Frau Sura, Gaviant, Eheehu, and Ephraim. Chaike visited
her family in the Ukraine in the 1970’s, but no record of the address or
town she traveled to presently exists. One of Chaike’s siblings lived in
Israel and another sibling may have been a physician. I would appreciate
any information on getting in touch with this family. Thanks.

Monroe Ginsburg
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Researching: Grodno, Belarus: GINZBURG (GINSBURG), GALPERN; Volpa or
Ros, Belarus: SORIN; Kobrin, Belarus- KOBRINSKI; Jakovitz, Sinyava,
Khmel'nik, Vinnitza , Ukraine- DZIAKOWSKI, DZIAKOFSKI, SHAPIRA,
SHAPIFKA, SPITZ, TENZER, TANZER; Mogilov (Mogilev), Volhynia, UkrainE-
WEINER; Kishnev, Kalarash/Bessarabia (Moldova)- CLARIS, BARCHAYSH;
Volkovitz or Pinsk/Poland. Hull, London/England- POLLACK

Searching decedents of Jacob TRAUM #general

ellen moshenberg
 

I am searching for decedents of Jacob TRAUM, professor emeritus from
the University of CA at Davis and who was my grandmother's uncle. He
was born in 1882 in what was then Austria (probably today Galacia,
Poland) and came to NYC as a child. He graduated >from Cornell in 1905.
He was married to Minnie and had 2 sons Paul >from Berkeley and Aaron
of Silver Spring, MD. He retired in 1958 and died in 1966. My father
met with him in 1945 after returning >from Japan.

Since my grandmother's maiden name was RAVITZ, I assume he must have
been her maternal uncle.

FYI, the University of California has an wonderful archive of
obituaries for it faculty. This is a wonderful source of information
and where I found most of the above.

Thanks, regards and shalom,
Ellen (Dunn) Moshenberg

Searching:
GRUDZINSKI, CHMIELEWSKI, REJMER, FLATOW, MOSHENBERG, DUNN (>from Russia
and former Soveit Union), RAVITZ, TRAUM, GELT

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching decedents of Jacob TRAUM #general

ellen moshenberg
 

I am searching for decedents of Jacob TRAUM, professor emeritus from
the University of CA at Davis and who was my grandmother's uncle. He
was born in 1882 in what was then Austria (probably today Galacia,
Poland) and came to NYC as a child. He graduated >from Cornell in 1905.
He was married to Minnie and had 2 sons Paul >from Berkeley and Aaron
of Silver Spring, MD. He retired in 1958 and died in 1966. My father
met with him in 1945 after returning >from Japan.

Since my grandmother's maiden name was RAVITZ, I assume he must have
been her maternal uncle.

FYI, the University of California has an wonderful archive of
obituaries for it faculty. This is a wonderful source of information
and where I found most of the above.

Thanks, regards and shalom,
Ellen (Dunn) Moshenberg

Searching:
GRUDZINSKI, CHMIELEWSKI, REJMER, FLATOW, MOSHENBERG, DUNN (>from Russia
and former Soveit Union), RAVITZ, TRAUM, GELT

"US Newspaper death notifications?" #general

Sean Holman <sah2@...>
 

Dear Genners

I was wondering whether there is a process that US residents must follow
regarding posting death notices in newspapers or in some other form of
public notice. In Australia all deaths and funeral notices must be
published in a major newspaper. Does a similar requirement exist in the
US? I am searching for death notices of family in New York during
1945-1955 and California during 1969-1977. It would be good to know if
there is some place that notices must be publicised as I am not sure of
the dates. Perhaps there is an archive of these notices?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Liza Tonkin
Canberra, Australia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "US Newspaper death notifications?" #general

Sean Holman <sah2@...>
 

Dear Genners

I was wondering whether there is a process that US residents must follow
regarding posting death notices in newspapers or in some other form of
public notice. In Australia all deaths and funeral notices must be
published in a major newspaper. Does a similar requirement exist in the
US? I am searching for death notices of family in New York during
1945-1955 and California during 1969-1977. It would be good to know if
there is some place that notices must be publicised as I am not sure of
the dates. Perhaps there is an archive of these notices?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Liza Tonkin
Canberra, Australia

Blumenkranc - Losice Ghetto #general

Viktor Lewin
 

Subject: Blumenkranc - Losice Ghetto.
From: Viktor Lewin < viklewin@... >
Date: November 30, 2006

Dear Genners,
I am looking for Tuvye BLUM, last known address to be -
Mechelsesteenweg 172, Antwerpen, Belgium .
I have tried all of the online directory assistance websites and have
come up with four Blums in Belgium but none at that address or same given
name .
I would greatly appreciate your help .
Regards. Viktor Lewin < viklewin@... >

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blumenkranc - Losice Ghetto #general

Viktor Lewin
 

Subject: Blumenkranc - Losice Ghetto.
From: Viktor Lewin < viklewin@... >
Date: November 30, 2006

Dear Genners,
I am looking for Tuvye BLUM, last known address to be -
Mechelsesteenweg 172, Antwerpen, Belgium .
I have tried all of the online directory assistance websites and have
come up with four Blums in Belgium but none at that address or same given
name .
I would greatly appreciate your help .
Regards. Viktor Lewin < viklewin@... >

Jacob KLARS Family #general

Wallis, Linda <lwallis@...>
 

I am researching my family. My Grandfather-in -law was called Jacob KLAR. I
have spent hour upon hour searching the census,BMD without a hit. Then I
registered with Jewishgen. The Only peice of information I had was they were
Russian orthodox jews. I have now got 5 members of the Klar family, 4 of
which are buried in the Stockton Hebrew Congregation. Do you have any ideas
for me to find out where they originated from/born. If I travelled to
stockton would the burial record have further information for me. Thanks
linda wallis

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob KLARS Family #general

Wallis, Linda <lwallis@...>
 

I am researching my family. My Grandfather-in -law was called Jacob KLAR. I
have spent hour upon hour searching the census,BMD without a hit. Then I
registered with Jewishgen. The Only peice of information I had was they were
Russian orthodox jews. I have now got 5 members of the Klar family, 4 of
which are buried in the Stockton Hebrew Congregation. Do you have any ideas
for me to find out where they originated from/born. If I travelled to
stockton would the burial record have further information for me. Thanks
linda wallis

re deportation from France #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

Dear Mr.Piel

Melanie Grunwald, nee Pollak, b 15.07.1886 in Budapest, was deported
from France, Drancy, to Auschwitz, Transport 28, 04 09 1942.
Any information is appreciated
Best regards

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt
Email: traude.triebel@...
Web: http://www.genealogie-gruenwald.reumann.biz/gg/

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re deportation from France #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

Dear Mr.Piel

Melanie Grunwald, nee Pollak, b 15.07.1886 in Budapest, was deported
from France, Drancy, to Auschwitz, Transport 28, 04 09 1942.
Any information is appreciated
Best regards

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt
Email: traude.triebel@...
Web: http://www.genealogie-gruenwald.reumann.biz/gg/

Eva WOTTI{T}Z from Strakonice, Bohemia arrives in NY, 1870 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Following my original posting on searching the ships' manifests, I have
searched for other place names including Strakonice, Bohemia. Not surprisingly,
there are entries, but they are hard to find.

And here is a find relevant to our SIG but totally garbled: Name: Eva Wolitz
Arrival Date: 30 Jul 1870; Estimated birth year: abt 1848 Age: 22 Gender:
Female
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Destination: New York Place of Origin: Strakowitz
Ship Name: Union Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 16
Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_332
List Number: 728 Port Arrival State: New York

The late Eugen Stein, a genealogist >from Prague has studied the WOTTITZ family
of Strakonitz for a descendant in Baltimore, US and has gone back to the
seventeenth century starting with Salomon Levi WOTTITZ who was born abt. 1674
Members of this family did indeed travelled to the US quite early on.

I think Eva WOTTITZ [dob Dec 15 1846], who travelled to NY alone is the
daughter of Baruch WOTTITZ and Sara Kraus [Podmokl/Podmokly/Bodmu{c}kl -
Pilsner kreis ] who lived in house 78 Strakonice. I can see quite a few KRAUS
families in the Pilsner kreis in 1793, but they did not live in Podmukl. But
what happened to Eva after that? Did she join her cousins somewhere in the
Midwest?

Strakonitz/Strakonice appears in the ships' manifests as: Strakowitz;
Strakovie, Strakowetr, Bohemia

re the wild card searches for Bohemia and Moravia using Boh* and Mor*
recommended by Dan Breslau a few days ago - yes I agree, but I have found by
trial and error that one can often pick up more data by *not* using wild card
searches. I use these at the beginning for an umbrella search, but then I
refine my searches to try and understand what is going on in the indexing
sytem.

BTW "Austria" also turns up as "Aut" and Czechoslovakia as many variants: try
Cec* in place of origin - also try Tse* and you will find place of origin:
tsech slov and variants!

Celia Male [U.K.]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Eva WOTTI{T}Z from Strakonice, Bohemia arrives in NY, 1870 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Following my original posting on searching the ships' manifests, I have
searched for other place names including Strakonice, Bohemia. Not surprisingly,
there are entries, but they are hard to find.

And here is a find relevant to our SIG but totally garbled: Name: Eva Wolitz
Arrival Date: 30 Jul 1870; Estimated birth year: abt 1848 Age: 22 Gender:
Female
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Destination: New York Place of Origin: Strakowitz
Ship Name: Union Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 16
Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_332
List Number: 728 Port Arrival State: New York

The late Eugen Stein, a genealogist >from Prague has studied the WOTTITZ family
of Strakonitz for a descendant in Baltimore, US and has gone back to the
seventeenth century starting with Salomon Levi WOTTITZ who was born abt. 1674
Members of this family did indeed travelled to the US quite early on.

I think Eva WOTTITZ [dob Dec 15 1846], who travelled to NY alone is the
daughter of Baruch WOTTITZ and Sara Kraus [Podmokl/Podmokly/Bodmu{c}kl -
Pilsner kreis ] who lived in house 78 Strakonice. I can see quite a few KRAUS
families in the Pilsner kreis in 1793, but they did not live in Podmukl. But
what happened to Eva after that? Did she join her cousins somewhere in the
Midwest?

Strakonitz/Strakonice appears in the ships' manifests as: Strakowitz;
Strakovie, Strakowetr, Bohemia

re the wild card searches for Bohemia and Moravia using Boh* and Mor*
recommended by Dan Breslau a few days ago - yes I agree, but I have found by
trial and error that one can often pick up more data by *not* using wild card
searches. I use these at the beginning for an umbrella search, but then I
refine my searches to try and understand what is going on in the indexing
sytem.

BTW "Austria" also turns up as "Aut" and Czechoslovakia as many variants: try
Cec* in place of origin - also try Tse* and you will find place of origin:
tsech slov and variants!

Celia Male [U.K.]

Ruth KLUGER - linked to NEUWIRTH, GREDINGER and many others. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I was puzzled to find no POT for Katharina KLUGER [Ruth's grandmother] >from her
son Emil/Yehuda who filled in a POT for his brother Victor [Ruth's father]
where Yehuda is mistakenly transcribed as REINER [see the handwriting].

So just to clarify or confuse you even more, Victor's brother was Emil KLUGER
who appears disguised on Yad Vashem as Emil YEHUDA for the POT of his mother
Katharina KLUEGER [sic] and also as Yehuda REINER for the POT of his brother
Victor KLUEGER [sic]!

This is a classic example of Yad Vashem errors leading you astray yet
paradoxically leading to many more links. Please always do multiple checks on
Yad Vashem when search for anyone. This is quite time-consuming and needs
perseverance.

There are indeed two POTs for Emil and Victor's s mother, Katharina. Using
these clues we can find quite a few more family members and details:

1. Katherina [sic] KLUEGER dob 1866 POT deposited on 12 Feb 1957 by
Submitter's Last Name: Yehuda [sic]
Submitter's First Name: Emil
Relationship to victim: son

nee NEUWIRTH in Sillein, Trencin, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia
Residence: Vienna; Married to Gerson.

NEUWIRTH mistranscribed by Yad Vashem as NEURATH [see footnote]
Father's name: Jakob; mother's name: Rachel

2. Katherine {sic] KLUGER dob 1866
Residence: Vienna
maiden name given as: NEUWIRTH
Father Jakob - mother Regine
Submitter's Last Name: BARTFELD
Submitter's First Name: Erna
Relationship to victim: Relative
Registration date: 29/05/1957

Erna BARTFELD [nee EPSTEIN] has submitted over 50 POTs with a multitude of
links to relatives/friends in Bohemia, Moravia, Vienna and Galicia:

Erna BARTSTEIN was the daughter of Katharine EPSTEIN nee SCHREIER of Doloplazy
[Kojetin] - Kehilla Tovacov; Katherine, Erna's mother, was deported from
Olmutz. Erna was the sister of Steffi nee EPSTEIN married to Otto LOESCHNER
born in Bielitz Biala.

The names Erna BARTFELD has given are listed alphabetically [xxxx] followed by
their linked names, denoted thus xxxx/yyyy/zzzz.

BENESCH/EPSTEIN; BERGER/MANDLER; BERMAN/KULKA; BIRNBAUM/EPSTEIN;
BONYHADY/WIENER; COHN/WIENER; DONATH/KULKA; KULKA/BOEHM;
EPSTEIN/SCHREIER/POLLAK/ZIMMER; GRUN/DUKES; HESS/SCHREIER; HERZKA;
HONIG/POLLAK; KORNBLUH/KULKA; KLUGER/NEUWIRTH; KULKA/KORNBLUH; LOESCHLER;
LOW/SCHREIER; MANDLER/WINKLER; MAUTNER; POLLAK/WINKLER; REINISCH/EPSTEIN;
SCHREIER/GLAUBER/SINGER/ADLER [G]; SINGER/SCHREIER; STEINHERZ/SCHREIER;
WEILER/SINGER; WELDLER/EPSTEIN; ZIEFER/BEILER [G]; ZIMMER/EPSTEIN

When Erna so diligently filled in all those POTs fifty years ago, for her
tragic family and friends decimated in the holocaust, little did she realise
how valuable they might be to future generations. With her data, it should be
possible to construct a reasonable family tree with many names and dates,
spanning many places in our SIG and adjoining area [Slovakia/Galicia] and
perhaps even link relatives who have lost touch with each other.

Thank you Erna. We remember all you relatives and friends today. Moravian
members of our SIG should definitely look at Erna's pages.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: Emil's POT for his brother Victor KLUGER had transcription errors for
Victor's wife {Ruth's mother} Alma GREDINGER - where she is transcribed as
Alina Greidinger. Alma even has a listed asset file - Kluger [with umlaut] Alma
Josefa dob 5 March 1907. Apparently Victor and Emil had eight further brothers
and sisters. We can also see Alma and daughter Ruth arriving in NY on 24
October 1947 sponsored by HIAS.

There are many other corrections to the transcriptions of Erna BARTFELD's POTs
too and I have sent in all the corrections to Yad Vashem.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Ruth KLUGER - linked to NEUWIRTH, GREDINGER and many others. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I was puzzled to find no POT for Katharina KLUGER [Ruth's grandmother] >from her
son Emil/Yehuda who filled in a POT for his brother Victor [Ruth's father]
where Yehuda is mistakenly transcribed as REINER [see the handwriting].

So just to clarify or confuse you even more, Victor's brother was Emil KLUGER
who appears disguised on Yad Vashem as Emil YEHUDA for the POT of his mother
Katharina KLUEGER [sic] and also as Yehuda REINER for the POT of his brother
Victor KLUEGER [sic]!

This is a classic example of Yad Vashem errors leading you astray yet
paradoxically leading to many more links. Please always do multiple checks on
Yad Vashem when search for anyone. This is quite time-consuming and needs
perseverance.

There are indeed two POTs for Emil and Victor's s mother, Katharina. Using
these clues we can find quite a few more family members and details:

1. Katherina [sic] KLUEGER dob 1866 POT deposited on 12 Feb 1957 by
Submitter's Last Name: Yehuda [sic]
Submitter's First Name: Emil
Relationship to victim: son

nee NEUWIRTH in Sillein, Trencin, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia
Residence: Vienna; Married to Gerson.

NEUWIRTH mistranscribed by Yad Vashem as NEURATH [see footnote]
Father's name: Jakob; mother's name: Rachel

2. Katherine {sic] KLUGER dob 1866
Residence: Vienna
maiden name given as: NEUWIRTH
Father Jakob - mother Regine
Submitter's Last Name: BARTFELD
Submitter's First Name: Erna
Relationship to victim: Relative
Registration date: 29/05/1957

Erna BARTFELD [nee EPSTEIN] has submitted over 50 POTs with a multitude of
links to relatives/friends in Bohemia, Moravia, Vienna and Galicia:

Erna BARTSTEIN was the daughter of Katharine EPSTEIN nee SCHREIER of Doloplazy
[Kojetin] - Kehilla Tovacov; Katherine, Erna's mother, was deported from
Olmutz. Erna was the sister of Steffi nee EPSTEIN married to Otto LOESCHNER
born in Bielitz Biala.

The names Erna BARTFELD has given are listed alphabetically [xxxx] followed by
their linked names, denoted thus xxxx/yyyy/zzzz.

BENESCH/EPSTEIN; BERGER/MANDLER; BERMAN/KULKA; BIRNBAUM/EPSTEIN;
BONYHADY/WIENER; COHN/WIENER; DONATH/KULKA; KULKA/BOEHM;
EPSTEIN/SCHREIER/POLLAK/ZIMMER; GRUN/DUKES; HESS/SCHREIER; HERZKA;
HONIG/POLLAK; KORNBLUH/KULKA; KLUGER/NEUWIRTH; KULKA/KORNBLUH; LOESCHLER;
LOW/SCHREIER; MANDLER/WINKLER; MAUTNER; POLLAK/WINKLER; REINISCH/EPSTEIN;
SCHREIER/GLAUBER/SINGER/ADLER [G]; SINGER/SCHREIER; STEINHERZ/SCHREIER;
WEILER/SINGER; WELDLER/EPSTEIN; ZIEFER/BEILER [G]; ZIMMER/EPSTEIN

When Erna so diligently filled in all those POTs fifty years ago, for her
tragic family and friends decimated in the holocaust, little did she realise
how valuable they might be to future generations. With her data, it should be
possible to construct a reasonable family tree with many names and dates,
spanning many places in our SIG and adjoining area [Slovakia/Galicia] and
perhaps even link relatives who have lost touch with each other.

Thank you Erna. We remember all you relatives and friends today. Moravian
members of our SIG should definitely look at Erna's pages.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: Emil's POT for his brother Victor KLUGER had transcription errors for
Victor's wife {Ruth's mother} Alma GREDINGER - where she is transcribed as
Alina Greidinger. Alma even has a listed asset file - Kluger [with umlaut] Alma
Josefa dob 5 March 1907. Apparently Victor and Emil had eight further brothers
and sisters. We can also see Alma and daughter Ruth arriving in NY on 24
October 1947 sponsored by HIAS.

There are many other corrections to the transcriptions of Erna BARTFELD's POTs
too and I have sent in all the corrections to Yad Vashem.