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Reports of Polish Deportees #galicia

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Moshe Steinberg m.steinberg@utoronto.ca wrote...

I noticed an inventory of "Reports of Polish Deportees 1941"
at the following web site:

http://sfpol.com/lismiej.html
It seems to have lists of deportees in relation to some 200 cities.

Does anyone know if these lists are accesible?
These records of the Ministerstwo Informacji i Dokumentacji, 1939-1945,
are held by the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California.

Searching http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ for the keyword Lwow brought up
detailed information (item 11). The collection, "246 ms. boxes, 1
oversize box, 8 envelopes, 13 microfilm reels," is described as follows:

"Correspondence, reports, bulletins, memoirs, and photographs, relating
to conditions in Poland during World War II, deportation of Poles to the
Soviet Union, the Katyn Forest Massacre, and activities of Polish armed
forces and of the Polish Government-in-Exile. Includes release
certificates and reports of several thousand Polish deportees released
from the Soviet Union in 1941."
Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Reports of Polish Deportees #galicia

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Moshe Steinberg m.steinberg@utoronto.ca wrote...

I noticed an inventory of "Reports of Polish Deportees 1941"
at the following web site:

http://sfpol.com/lismiej.html
It seems to have lists of deportees in relation to some 200 cities.

Does anyone know if these lists are accesible?
These records of the Ministerstwo Informacji i Dokumentacji, 1939-1945,
are held by the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California.

Searching http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ for the keyword Lwow brought up
detailed information (item 11). The collection, "246 ms. boxes, 1
oversize box, 8 envelopes, 13 microfilm reels," is described as follows:

"Correspondence, reports, bulletins, memoirs, and photographs, relating
to conditions in Poland during World War II, deportation of Poles to the
Soviet Union, the Katyn Forest Massacre, and activities of Polish armed
forces and of the Polish Government-in-Exile. Includes release
certificates and reports of several thousand Polish deportees released
from the Soviet Union in 1941."
Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: Achenblut -Marc Ber researcher #2009 #general

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Genners,

I am sorry to be sending this through the group, but my mail to him is
bouncing.

Dear Marc,

I found your name researching ACHENBLUT in Jewishgen's family finder. I am
researcher 27853.

My pggm's maiden name was Ethel (Yetta/Etta) ACHENBLUT (any spelling). She
died in Chicago on April 17, 1931. She was about 66 years old. The
informant on her death certificate was SAMUEL D. HACKEN living at 3527 W
Van Buren, Chgo.I am assuming that some Achenblut's changed their name to
Hacken. It makes very good sense. At the time of her death she was living
at 1141S Springfield Av. Chicago, Il.

Her father's name was David. Her mother was Rivka nee MALKONSKY/MALKOVSKY.
Her parents were both >from Zolobein, Poland. She came >from Soroki near
Kishinev. She may have been born in Kishinev.

She was married to Isaac (Jacob) KOVISHANSKY >from Kishinev. They came to
America in the 1880's and settled in Chicago. In 1918, her son Dave
changed the family name to KOVIN, but I understand that some kept the
KOVISHANSKY name.

They had 9 children.
Abe b 1884
Sam
Bessie
Rebecca
Sarah
David (my pgf)
Henrietta
Mildred
Rose b. 1903

I do have a picture of her taken >from her headstone if you are interested.

Does any of this info ring a bell, or is their anyone in your family to
check with?

Looking forward to hearing >from you
Regards,Bobbi Cohen, San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Achenblut -Marc Ber researcher #2009 #general

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Genners,

I am sorry to be sending this through the group, but my mail to him is
bouncing.

Dear Marc,

I found your name researching ACHENBLUT in Jewishgen's family finder. I am
researcher 27853.

My pggm's maiden name was Ethel (Yetta/Etta) ACHENBLUT (any spelling). She
died in Chicago on April 17, 1931. She was about 66 years old. The
informant on her death certificate was SAMUEL D. HACKEN living at 3527 W
Van Buren, Chgo.I am assuming that some Achenblut's changed their name to
Hacken. It makes very good sense. At the time of her death she was living
at 1141S Springfield Av. Chicago, Il.

Her father's name was David. Her mother was Rivka nee MALKONSKY/MALKOVSKY.
Her parents were both >from Zolobein, Poland. She came >from Soroki near
Kishinev. She may have been born in Kishinev.

She was married to Isaac (Jacob) KOVISHANSKY >from Kishinev. They came to
America in the 1880's and settled in Chicago. In 1918, her son Dave
changed the family name to KOVIN, but I understand that some kept the
KOVISHANSKY name.

They had 9 children.
Abe b 1884
Sam
Bessie
Rebecca
Sarah
David (my pgf)
Henrietta
Mildred
Rose b. 1903

I do have a picture of her taken >from her headstone if you are interested.

Does any of this info ring a bell, or is their anyone in your family to
check with?

Looking forward to hearing >from you
Regards,Bobbi Cohen, San Diego, CA


Re: The SEGAL name and Levites #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/3/2003 2:20:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
chaikin@netvision.net.il (Udi Cain) writes >from Israel:

<< Thank you Michael for sharpening the issue of the problematic
connection of Levis' and Kohanim, in the suggestions made by "Otzar
Roshei Teivot".

==In defense of the authors of "Otzar Roshei Teivot", they made no
suggestion about the "connection of Levis' and Kohanim"--O.R.T is a
dictionary of acronyms (roshey teyvot) and they report simply what a
string of Hebrew initial letters is designed or believed to stand for.
Again, the Kohanim were descendants of Aron haKohen who, like his brother
Moshe, was a descenant of Levi.

. . . . The Hebrew word seggel means: staff / personal / suite / corpus /
corps etc. So I suggest: Seggel Leviyim, or in short "SEGAL".

==An alternative that i have been considering for many years and that I
stated very clearly in my most recent posting
< I have played with the idea that "Segel Leviah" ("of the Order of the
Levites") might be a better explanation for the term SEGAL when applied to
Levites, but I am apparently the only one who thinks Segel Leviah would be
an appropriate origin--and even I am very, very, very far >from being
convinced of this origin. >

As I said, I don't buy that explanation. Why did it take 1000 years for
it to suddenly appear in the Rhineland? Why has none of the great
scholars of the past come up with that suggestion?

The SEGAL-Levite problem has not really been solved.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The SEGAL name and Levites #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/3/2003 2:20:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
chaikin@netvision.net.il (Udi Cain) writes >from Israel:

<< Thank you Michael for sharpening the issue of the problematic
connection of Levis' and Kohanim, in the suggestions made by "Otzar
Roshei Teivot".

==In defense of the authors of "Otzar Roshei Teivot", they made no
suggestion about the "connection of Levis' and Kohanim"--O.R.T is a
dictionary of acronyms (roshey teyvot) and they report simply what a
string of Hebrew initial letters is designed or believed to stand for.
Again, the Kohanim were descendants of Aron haKohen who, like his brother
Moshe, was a descenant of Levi.

. . . . The Hebrew word seggel means: staff / personal / suite / corpus /
corps etc. So I suggest: Seggel Leviyim, or in short "SEGAL".

==An alternative that i have been considering for many years and that I
stated very clearly in my most recent posting
< I have played with the idea that "Segel Leviah" ("of the Order of the
Levites") might be a better explanation for the term SEGAL when applied to
Levites, but I am apparently the only one who thinks Segel Leviah would be
an appropriate origin--and even I am very, very, very far >from being
convinced of this origin. >

As I said, I don't buy that explanation. Why did it take 1000 years for
it to suddenly appear in the Rhineland? Why has none of the great
scholars of the past come up with that suggestion?

The SEGAL-Levite problem has not really been solved.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: The SEGAL name and Levites #general

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>
 

You might wish to look at this explanation >from the Segal Organisation
(sic) which I found on the web.

http://www.segal.org/name/index.html

Nick Landau


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The SEGAL name and Levites #general

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>
 

You might wish to look at this explanation >from the Segal Organisation
(sic) which I found on the web.

http://www.segal.org/name/index.html

Nick Landau


Gersig for German Jewish gen [was Kindertransport-Hamburg-Koenigsbuch] #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/3/2003 3:08:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
abuwasta@yahoo.com writes:

<< There is no published list of the 10,000 Jewish children who were
brought to England in 1939.Just discovered that 2 young sons(ages unknown)
of Adolf Koenigsbuch >from Hamburg were on the KT.Contact with them was
lost.

Any suggestions,any clue.It is diturbing/fascinating to find out at the
age of 55 that your family members were both on Sugihara List and on the
Kindertransport. Please email me privately unless you think there is a
general interest in your findings. >>

Yes, here are some suggestions of general interest.
* Repost your enquiry--and any enquiry about Jews >from German-speaking
countries--on Gersig, the German Special Interest Group which can be found
on the webpage of jewishgen.org.
* You will also find a UK site on jewishgen, jcr-k@lyris.jewishgen.org.
* Make a web search for the Koenigsbuch name
* Make a web search for Kindertransport
* You might find the Koenigsbuch name in many British records--current
or past phonebooks, Jewish Chronicle, Government archives, etc.
* They are likely to have dropped the e following the o, if they have
not made more drastic changes to their names
* Look them up on http://www.movinghere.org.uk/ , a quirky British site
that's a rough equivalent of the Ellis Island Database. If these
Koenigsbuch children were born before 1924, you might even discover their
records before a tribunal which judged "german citizens" on whether they
should be interned as potential spies or guerillas.

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gersig for German Jewish gen [was Kindertransport-Hamburg-Koenigsbuch] #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/3/2003 3:08:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
abuwasta@yahoo.com writes:

<< There is no published list of the 10,000 Jewish children who were
brought to England in 1939.Just discovered that 2 young sons(ages unknown)
of Adolf Koenigsbuch >from Hamburg were on the KT.Contact with them was
lost.

Any suggestions,any clue.It is diturbing/fascinating to find out at the
age of 55 that your family members were both on Sugihara List and on the
Kindertransport. Please email me privately unless you think there is a
general interest in your findings. >>

Yes, here are some suggestions of general interest.
* Repost your enquiry--and any enquiry about Jews >from German-speaking
countries--on Gersig, the German Special Interest Group which can be found
on the webpage of jewishgen.org.
* You will also find a UK site on jewishgen, jcr-k@lyris.jewishgen.org.
* Make a web search for the Koenigsbuch name
* Make a web search for Kindertransport
* You might find the Koenigsbuch name in many British records--current
or past phonebooks, Jewish Chronicle, Government archives, etc.
* They are likely to have dropped the e following the o, if they have
not made more drastic changes to their names
* Look them up on http://www.movinghere.org.uk/ , a quirky British site
that's a rough equivalent of the Ellis Island Database. If these
Koenigsbuch children were born before 1924, you might even discover their
records before a tribunal which judged "german citizens" on whether they
should be interned as potential spies or guerillas.

Michael Bernet


Need Russian birth cert. translated On view mate VM2692 #general

Arbe <docarbe@...>
 

Need Russian birth cert. translated On view mate VM2692.

Thank you
Abraham Cohen
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: The certificate can be seen at
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Russian birth cert. translated On view mate VM2692 #general

Arbe <docarbe@...>
 

Need Russian birth cert. translated On view mate VM2692.

Thank you
Abraham Cohen
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: The certificate can be seen at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2692> .
Please reply privately.


Email Address for Warren Torz #general

Jerry Schneider <jerry.schneider@...>
 

If anyone has a current email or snailmail address for Warren Torz in the
U.K., please let me know. The email I have sent to him is being returned.

Thank you.

- jerry

Jerry Schneider


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Email Address for Warren Torz #general

Jerry Schneider <jerry.schneider@...>
 

If anyone has a current email or snailmail address for Warren Torz in the
U.K., please let me know. The email I have sent to him is being returned.

Thank you.

- jerry

Jerry Schneider


Re: Concentration camps and the King of Sweden #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/3/2003 6:42:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
N.Landau@btopenworld.com (Nick Landau) writes:

<< Sweden was neutral during WWII so I am unclear how the King of Sweden or
Sweden could have liberated any concentration camp.

in response to a query >from Robert Spunberg of Lyon, France.

> It is my understanding that there was only one concentration camp
> liberated by the king of Sweden. Does anyone know which one that was?

==I assume Robert Spunberg's question was roughly based on Swedish
involvement in saving European Jews

1. In October 1943, during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, the Swedes
helped nearly 8000 Jews and their non-Jewish relatives to clandestinally
escape >from impending deportation to the death camps and accepted 500
other Danish Jews who had already been deported to Theresienstadt. The
Swedes had earlier accepted many thousands of Jews >from Germany (including
300 unaccompanied Jewish children) and the entire Jewish population of
neighboring Norway. All in all, >from just before WW2 until shortly ater
its end, Sweden accepted 200,000 refugees (the majority non-Jewish) >from
Nazi persecution. 98% of Denmark's Jews survived the war (including a
cousin of my grandfather).

The Swedes also sent food to the Jewish inmates of concentration camps.

2. Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish gentile, member of a noble Swedish family
related to the king, and an emissary of Sweden to help save some of the
Jews of Hungary, was able to provide safe haven in Budapest for about
33,000 Jews. When other Jews were forced to march into Austria. he
followed them with a convoy of trucks with food, medications and clothing,
some of which he distributed personally.

So yes, the Swedish king, his family, and his kinsman and emissary Raoul
Wallenberg, helped save scores of thousands of Jews >from deportation or
death, and eased the lot of many who could not be saved. Among those were
500 already in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Concentration camps and the King of Sweden #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/3/2003 6:42:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
N.Landau@btopenworld.com (Nick Landau) writes:

<< Sweden was neutral during WWII so I am unclear how the King of Sweden or
Sweden could have liberated any concentration camp.

in response to a query >from Robert Spunberg of Lyon, France.

> It is my understanding that there was only one concentration camp
> liberated by the king of Sweden. Does anyone know which one that was?

==I assume Robert Spunberg's question was roughly based on Swedish
involvement in saving European Jews

1. In October 1943, during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, the Swedes
helped nearly 8000 Jews and their non-Jewish relatives to clandestinally
escape >from impending deportation to the death camps and accepted 500
other Danish Jews who had already been deported to Theresienstadt. The
Swedes had earlier accepted many thousands of Jews >from Germany (including
300 unaccompanied Jewish children) and the entire Jewish population of
neighboring Norway. All in all, >from just before WW2 until shortly ater
its end, Sweden accepted 200,000 refugees (the majority non-Jewish) >from
Nazi persecution. 98% of Denmark's Jews survived the war (including a
cousin of my grandfather).

The Swedes also sent food to the Jewish inmates of concentration camps.

2. Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish gentile, member of a noble Swedish family
related to the king, and an emissary of Sweden to help save some of the
Jews of Hungary, was able to provide safe haven in Budapest for about
33,000 Jews. When other Jews were forced to march into Austria. he
followed them with a convoy of trucks with food, medications and clothing,
some of which he distributed personally.

So yes, the Swedish king, his family, and his kinsman and emissary Raoul
Wallenberg, helped save scores of thousands of Jews >from deportation or
death, and eased the lot of many who could not be saved. Among those were
500 already in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Michael Bernet, New York


Kosofsky Birds-of-a-Feather #belarus

LindaJim Morzillo <jmorzil1@...>
 

Birds-of-a-feather groups for surnames is a great idea! I wish to share the
following information:

Some of us already belong to the Kosofsky-and-variants group started by
Hildi Korse. She is listed in the JGFF under Kosofsky using the S-M
Soundex. Every now and then someone new joins and pools their information.
Most of us trace our families >from the same general area in Belarus and
there are people who have discovered they are distantly related.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jmorzil1@nycap.rr.com

Researching:

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia
COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Kosofsky Birds-of-a-Feather #belarus

LindaJim Morzillo <jmorzil1@...>
 

Birds-of-a-feather groups for surnames is a great idea! I wish to share the
following information:

Some of us already belong to the Kosofsky-and-variants group started by
Hildi Korse. She is listed in the JGFF under Kosofsky using the S-M
Soundex. Every now and then someone new joins and pools their information.
Most of us trace our families >from the same general area in Belarus and
there are people who have discovered they are distantly related.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jmorzil1@nycap.rr.com

Researching:

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia
COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


Re: belarus digest: August 02, 2003 #belarus

Robert Bogash <rbogash@...>
 

Birds of a Feather Groups

It's somewhat ironic to hear this sub-grouping proposed at this time,
and a call for towns and coordinators. It was only a short time ago,
that the Neizvich SIG was debanded, after quite a few years operation,
and folded into the Belarus SIG. This was done mostly due to a very low
level of activity on the SIG, but as I wrote at the time in comment, it
did provide a "birds of a feather" connection to a specific shtetl.
That SIG did have a JewishGen website presence, coordinators and
volunteers, etc. Having barely passed into history, its reincarnation
is apparently being proposed. Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

Bob Bogash
Snohomish, Washington, USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: August 02, 2003 #belarus

Robert Bogash <rbogash@...>
 

Birds of a Feather Groups

It's somewhat ironic to hear this sub-grouping proposed at this time,
and a call for towns and coordinators. It was only a short time ago,
that the Neizvich SIG was debanded, after quite a few years operation,
and folded into the Belarus SIG. This was done mostly due to a very low
level of activity on the SIG, but as I wrote at the time in comment, it
did provide a "birds of a feather" connection to a specific shtetl.
That SIG did have a JewishGen website presence, coordinators and
volunteers, etc. Having barely passed into history, its reincarnation
is apparently being proposed. Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

Bob Bogash
Snohomish, Washington, USA