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Interview with Lodz mayor #general

Hafcjf@...
 

My thanks to all those who worked so hard to read the interview of the Mayor
of Lodz with regard to the commemoration of the Lodz Ghetto. It should be of
interest to everyone who had ancestors in the Ghetto.

I'll repeat the url for the interview as sent in by Roni Liebowitz:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/mayor_interview.htm

Cathy J. Flamholtz
hafcjf@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interview with Lodz mayor #general

Hafcjf@...
 

My thanks to all those who worked so hard to read the interview of the Mayor
of Lodz with regard to the commemoration of the Lodz Ghetto. It should be of
interest to everyone who had ancestors in the Ghetto.

I'll repeat the url for the interview as sent in by Roni Liebowitz:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/mayor_interview.htm

Cathy J. Flamholtz
hafcjf@aol.com


House on Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam #general

Jonathan Barth <jpbarthjr@...>
 

Dear all,

My great-aunt Betsy Hupka-Barth lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and
recently passed away. She was married to Felix Hupka, who had since long
passed away. They lived in Amsterdam on Beethovenstraat XXX, 1077 JS,
since shortly after WWII.

According to her, the house she lived in was occupied by a jewish family
before the war. Apparently, this familiy was taken away and did not return.
I do not know the name of the family. As it turns out, the possessions of
this family were taken, except for the bedroom furniture. Why the bedroom
furniture was left behind, nobody knows. Maybe it was too big to take away.

In short, there is still a complete bedroom set which used to belong to the
jewish family that lived on Beethovenstraat XXX before WWII. The set
contains a linnen closet, double bed, two side-tables and a boudoir. It is
in art-deco style and all pieces match. The set has no great commercial
value (it has been valued at EUR 250,--) but it may have emotional value to
the (grand)children of said family or other relatives.

The bedroom set will be available untill 1 October 2004, when the joint
successors must empty the house. However, I cannot find them and I would
hope that you may help in finding them or contact them directly.

Thank you and kind regards,

Jonathan Barth
Amsterdam

MODERATOR NOTE: House number erased in accordance with JewishGen privacy policy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen House on Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam #general

Jonathan Barth <jpbarthjr@...>
 

Dear all,

My great-aunt Betsy Hupka-Barth lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and
recently passed away. She was married to Felix Hupka, who had since long
passed away. They lived in Amsterdam on Beethovenstraat XXX, 1077 JS,
since shortly after WWII.

According to her, the house she lived in was occupied by a jewish family
before the war. Apparently, this familiy was taken away and did not return.
I do not know the name of the family. As it turns out, the possessions of
this family were taken, except for the bedroom furniture. Why the bedroom
furniture was left behind, nobody knows. Maybe it was too big to take away.

In short, there is still a complete bedroom set which used to belong to the
jewish family that lived on Beethovenstraat XXX before WWII. The set
contains a linnen closet, double bed, two side-tables and a boudoir. It is
in art-deco style and all pieces match. The set has no great commercial
value (it has been valued at EUR 250,--) but it may have emotional value to
the (grand)children of said family or other relatives.

The bedroom set will be available untill 1 October 2004, when the joint
successors must empty the house. However, I cannot find them and I would
hope that you may help in finding them or contact them directly.

Thank you and kind regards,

Jonathan Barth
Amsterdam

MODERATOR NOTE: House number erased in accordance with JewishGen privacy policy.


"Rosen's" Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

Shlomo Katz has asked for further information about "Rosen's" restaurant in
Brooklyn, c. 1930.

The famous restaurant Junior's is owned by the Rosen family. I believe that they
did own a restaurant in Brooklyn as early as 1930, and that it may have had a
different name.

While Junior's Restaurant is not kosher, it does cook in the style of the Jews
of Eastern Europe. They are most famous for their cheesecake, which they ship
around the world.

There actually is a fascinating book about this restaurant published in the last
decade, Welcome To Junior's. The authors are listed as the brothers Rosen.
The history of Junior's mirrors the Jewish history of Brooklyn during the entire
20th century.

I have no connection to the restaurant, or to the publishers of the book.

Judy Segal
New York City, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Rosen's" Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

Shlomo Katz has asked for further information about "Rosen's" restaurant in
Brooklyn, c. 1930.

The famous restaurant Junior's is owned by the Rosen family. I believe that they
did own a restaurant in Brooklyn as early as 1930, and that it may have had a
different name.

While Junior's Restaurant is not kosher, it does cook in the style of the Jews
of Eastern Europe. They are most famous for their cheesecake, which they ship
around the world.

There actually is a fascinating book about this restaurant published in the last
decade, Welcome To Junior's. The authors are listed as the brothers Rosen.
The history of Junior's mirrors the Jewish history of Brooklyn during the entire
20th century.

I have no connection to the restaurant, or to the publishers of the book.

Judy Segal
New York City, USA


Re: Zaleshchiki records from the State Archive of Ternopol Oblast #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Moshe:

There are currently no formal indexing projects being conducted
by JRI-Poland or any other organization in any Archives in
Ukraine that houses records for the former Austrian province of
Galicia. The only indexing project for this area (eastern
Galicia) is for the Jewish vital records housed at the AGAD
Archives in Warsaw.

To access records at the State Archive of Tarnopol Oblast, the
State Archive in Lviv, or other Archives in Ukraine, you can
contact the Archive directly, hire a professional researcher, or
visit yourself.

Indexing of valuable collections of Jewish vital records would
surely find a home. Each organization -- e.g. JRI-Poland,
JewishGen, Gesher Galicia -- has guidelines for
acceptance/inclusion of indexing projects. You should contact
these organizations privately to determine if such a project is
viable. Gesher Galicia has a Research Grant Program and recently
awarded a grant to the Stanislawow 1939 Census Database Project.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland

----- Original Message -----
Hello All,

Today I looked at Miriam Weiner's website (
http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ )
and searchedfor records for the town of Zaleshchiki, (Galicia,
then Poland,
now Ukraine, 48°38´ 25°44).

The website describes the records as follows:

-1924-1937 Kehal/Jewish Com

-1927-1928 School Records

-1871-1879; 1882-1902; 1939 Notary Records
.
-1937 Local Government

and indicates that they are all located at the "State Archive
of Ternopol
Oblast".

Does anyone know how I might access these records?

Would indexing of these records qualify for inclusion in any
existing
projects, formal or informal?


All the best,
Moshe Steinberg,(Uchanie Town Leader, Zamosc Archives Project &
Uchanie
Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator)
Vancouver, Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Zaleshchiki records from the State Archive of Ternopol Oblast #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Moshe:

There are currently no formal indexing projects being conducted
by JRI-Poland or any other organization in any Archives in
Ukraine that houses records for the former Austrian province of
Galicia. The only indexing project for this area (eastern
Galicia) is for the Jewish vital records housed at the AGAD
Archives in Warsaw.

To access records at the State Archive of Tarnopol Oblast, the
State Archive in Lviv, or other Archives in Ukraine, you can
contact the Archive directly, hire a professional researcher, or
visit yourself.

Indexing of valuable collections of Jewish vital records would
surely find a home. Each organization -- e.g. JRI-Poland,
JewishGen, Gesher Galicia -- has guidelines for
acceptance/inclusion of indexing projects. You should contact
these organizations privately to determine if such a project is
viable. Gesher Galicia has a Research Grant Program and recently
awarded a grant to the Stanislawow 1939 Census Database Project.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland

----- Original Message -----
Hello All,

Today I looked at Miriam Weiner's website (
http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ )
and searchedfor records for the town of Zaleshchiki, (Galicia,
then Poland,
now Ukraine, 48°38´ 25°44).

The website describes the records as follows:

-1924-1937 Kehal/Jewish Com

-1927-1928 School Records

-1871-1879; 1882-1902; 1939 Notary Records
.
-1937 Local Government

and indicates that they are all located at the "State Archive
of Ternopol
Oblast".

Does anyone know how I might access these records?

Would indexing of these records qualify for inclusion in any
existing
projects, formal or informal?


All the best,
Moshe Steinberg,(Uchanie Town Leader, Zamosc Archives Project &
Uchanie
Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator)
Vancouver, Canada


Anyone know this researcher? #ukraine

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

I have received a recommendation for research in Kharkov by a Alexandra
Loshak. Has anyone heard of her. She was recommended by a Pavel Bernshtam
through our forum.

Of course, it is difficult to know who to trust when you receive
recommendations. So any help would be appreciated.

Mara Fein
Los Angeles

RESEARCHING: GORDON (Kharkov, Hartford CT, Holyoke Mass), GOODER (Kiev)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Anyone know this researcher? #ukraine

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

I have received a recommendation for research in Kharkov by a Alexandra
Loshak. Has anyone heard of her. She was recommended by a Pavel Bernshtam
through our forum.

Of course, it is difficult to know who to trust when you receive
recommendations. So any help would be appreciated.

Mara Fein
Los Angeles

RESEARCHING: GORDON (Kharkov, Hartford CT, Holyoke Mass), GOODER (Kiev)


Ukraine Shtetl that were within 30 miles of Brest-Litovsk #ukraine

Larry Schenker <lpsca@...>
 

BREST JEWISH COMMUNITY, RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE MINSK ARCHIVES FOR
OFFICIAL METRIC BOOK BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS, 1895 - 1914 (but
not every year complete)".

Although these records are for the Shtetl of Brest-Litovsk, many Ukraine
citizens >from the neighboring Shtetl were married in Brest-Litovsk.

There are over 15 Ukraine Shtetl that were within 30 miles of
Brest-Litovsk. Some of them are:
LESHNITSA, LES'NITSA, VELIKORITA, VEL'KORYTA, VEL'KORYTO, WIELKORYTA
DOROPEYEVICHE, DOROPEYEVICHI, SENISHCHE, DOBRISOVO, DOBROSOVO
ZABLOTSE, ZABOLOT'YE, OSAVA, OSOVA

We have added a web page to the Brest, Belarus web site that shows a
sample of two (2) Russian language Metric Book pages that were photo
copied during the December 2003 research done by Green Castle. One page
is of my father's (Jankel BINENBAUM) birth record the other of my
uncle's (Gutman BINENBAUM) birth record. Both are very easy to read and
were easy to have translated.

To see these sample documents you can go to the web site at:
http://brestlitovsk.topcities.com/Home.html
then hyperlink to the NEW page "Minsk Archive, 2003 Dec."

At the bottom of this web page there is also a photograph (e-mailed by
Jenni Buch and posted at JewishGen) taken by an unnamed researcher. This
researcher describes the condition of the Metric Books in the Minsk
Archives. There is also a statement by another researcher that expresses
a different opinion of the quality of the documents. In my opinion, both
are right in some observations and both are wrong in other observations.

Larry Schenker (BINENBAUM)
OWNER/MODERATOR Yahoo! Brest, Belarus SIG
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Researching - BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, GERSHKOVA, SCHENKER
E-mail: lpsca@earthlink.net
Yahoo! Instant Messenger: lpsca

Larry Schenker
Larry Schenker
LPSCA@EARTHLINK.NET


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine Shtetl that were within 30 miles of Brest-Litovsk #ukraine

Larry Schenker <lpsca@...>
 

BREST JEWISH COMMUNITY, RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE MINSK ARCHIVES FOR
OFFICIAL METRIC BOOK BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS, 1895 - 1914 (but
not every year complete)".

Although these records are for the Shtetl of Brest-Litovsk, many Ukraine
citizens >from the neighboring Shtetl were married in Brest-Litovsk.

There are over 15 Ukraine Shtetl that were within 30 miles of
Brest-Litovsk. Some of them are:
LESHNITSA, LES'NITSA, VELIKORITA, VEL'KORYTA, VEL'KORYTO, WIELKORYTA
DOROPEYEVICHE, DOROPEYEVICHI, SENISHCHE, DOBRISOVO, DOBROSOVO
ZABLOTSE, ZABOLOT'YE, OSAVA, OSOVA

We have added a web page to the Brest, Belarus web site that shows a
sample of two (2) Russian language Metric Book pages that were photo
copied during the December 2003 research done by Green Castle. One page
is of my father's (Jankel BINENBAUM) birth record the other of my
uncle's (Gutman BINENBAUM) birth record. Both are very easy to read and
were easy to have translated.

To see these sample documents you can go to the web site at:
http://brestlitovsk.topcities.com/Home.html
then hyperlink to the NEW page "Minsk Archive, 2003 Dec."

At the bottom of this web page there is also a photograph (e-mailed by
Jenni Buch and posted at JewishGen) taken by an unnamed researcher. This
researcher describes the condition of the Metric Books in the Minsk
Archives. There is also a statement by another researcher that expresses
a different opinion of the quality of the documents. In my opinion, both
are right in some observations and both are wrong in other observations.

Larry Schenker (BINENBAUM)
OWNER/MODERATOR Yahoo! Brest, Belarus SIG
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Researching - BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, GERSHKOVA, SCHENKER
E-mail: lpsca@earthlink.net
Yahoo! Instant Messenger: lpsca

Larry Schenker
Larry Schenker
LPSCA@EARTHLINK.NET


Re: Town of Zekinin #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 7/28/04 8:51:43 PM, nsolat@comcast.net writes:

<< I have found the manifest of my great uncle who arrive in the US in 1912.
On the manifest he stated that his last permanent residence was "Zekinin" Kiev,
or something similar, since it's difficult to read. I had thought that he
came >from Elisavetgrad (Kirovograd) in Kherson gubernia. I have searched for
a town with a name similar to Zekinin, but have had no luck. Is anyone
familiar with such a town?

Thanks for any assistance. Any responses to the message below can be sent to
me at nsolat@comcast.net.

Norman Solat
Searching: SOLOTOROW, ZOLOTOROW, ZOLOTAREV, SOLOTAROFF, BELOFSKY, BELOVSKY
Without first consulting Jewishgen's Shtetl Seeker, I thought that this
"Zekinin" could be " Zychlin" also known as "Zakhlin," "Zekhlin," "Zhichlin,"
and "Zhikhlin." BUT this place was not in the Ukraine. Rather it is 63 kilmeters
north of Lodz.

So if Mr. Solat has not already done so, he should go to Jewishgen's Shtetl
Seeker, type in "Kiev" as the nearest town, put in Kiev's coordinates, and
then do a search for Zekinin. If nothing satifactorily close turns up then Mr.
Solat should do a another search for Elizavetgrad, get its coordinates and type
them in and look once more for Zekinin.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Town of Zekinin #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 7/28/04 8:51:43 PM, nsolat@comcast.net writes:

<< I have found the manifest of my great uncle who arrive in the US in 1912.
On the manifest he stated that his last permanent residence was "Zekinin" Kiev,
or something similar, since it's difficult to read. I had thought that he
came >from Elisavetgrad (Kirovograd) in Kherson gubernia. I have searched for
a town with a name similar to Zekinin, but have had no luck. Is anyone
familiar with such a town?

Thanks for any assistance. Any responses to the message below can be sent to
me at nsolat@comcast.net.

Norman Solat
Searching: SOLOTOROW, ZOLOTOROW, ZOLOTAREV, SOLOTAROFF, BELOFSKY, BELOVSKY
Without first consulting Jewishgen's Shtetl Seeker, I thought that this
"Zekinin" could be " Zychlin" also known as "Zakhlin," "Zekhlin," "Zhichlin,"
and "Zhikhlin." BUT this place was not in the Ukraine. Rather it is 63 kilmeters
north of Lodz.

So if Mr. Solat has not already done so, he should go to Jewishgen's Shtetl
Seeker, type in "Kiev" as the nearest town, put in Kiev's coordinates, and
then do a search for Zekinin. If nothing satifactorily close turns up then Mr.
Solat should do a another search for Elizavetgrad, get its coordinates and type
them in and look once more for Zekinin.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: Zaleshchiki records from the State Archive of Ternopol Oblast #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Moshe:

There are currently no formal indexing projects being conducted
by JRI-Poland or any other organization in any Archives in
Ukraine that houses records for the former Austrian province of
Galicia. The only indexing project for this area (eastern
Galicia) is for the Jewish vital records housed at the AGAD
Archives in Warsaw.

To access records at the State Archive of Tarnopol Oblast, the
State Archive in Lviv, or other Archives in Ukraine, you can
contact the Archive directly, hire a professional researcher, or
visit yourself.

Indexing of valuable collections of Jewish vital records would
surely find a home. Each organization -- e.g. JRI-Poland,
JewishGen, Gesher Galicia -- has guidelines for
acceptance/inclusion of indexing projects. You should contact
these organizations privately to determine if such a project is
viable. Gesher Galicia has a Research Grant Program and recently
awarded a grant to the Stanislawow 1939 Census Database Project.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland

----- Original Message -----
Hello All,

Today I looked at Miriam Weiner's website (http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ )
and searchedfor records for the town of Zaleshchiki, (Galicia,then Poland,
now Ukraine, 48°38´ 25°44).

The website describes the records as follows:

-1924-1937 Kehal/Jewish Com

-1927-1928 School Records

-1871-1879; 1882-1902; 1939 Notary Records
.
-1937 Local Government

and indicates that they are all located at the "State Archive of Ternopol
Oblast".

Does anyone know how I might access these records?

Would indexing of these records qualify for inclusion in any existing
projects, formal or informal?


All the best,
Moshe Steinberg,(Uchanie Town Leader, Zamosc Archives Project & Uchanie
Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator)
Vancouver, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zaleshchiki records from the State Archive of Ternopol Oblast #general

Mark Halpern
 

Moshe:

There are currently no formal indexing projects being conducted
by JRI-Poland or any other organization in any Archives in
Ukraine that houses records for the former Austrian province of
Galicia. The only indexing project for this area (eastern
Galicia) is for the Jewish vital records housed at the AGAD
Archives in Warsaw.

To access records at the State Archive of Tarnopol Oblast, the
State Archive in Lviv, or other Archives in Ukraine, you can
contact the Archive directly, hire a professional researcher, or
visit yourself.

Indexing of valuable collections of Jewish vital records would
surely find a home. Each organization -- e.g. JRI-Poland,
JewishGen, Gesher Galicia -- has guidelines for
acceptance/inclusion of indexing projects. You should contact
these organizations privately to determine if such a project is
viable. Gesher Galicia has a Research Grant Program and recently
awarded a grant to the Stanislawow 1939 Census Database Project.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland

----- Original Message -----
Hello All,

Today I looked at Miriam Weiner's website (http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ )
and searchedfor records for the town of Zaleshchiki, (Galicia,then Poland,
now Ukraine, 48°38´ 25°44).

The website describes the records as follows:

-1924-1937 Kehal/Jewish Com

-1927-1928 School Records

-1871-1879; 1882-1902; 1939 Notary Records
.
-1937 Local Government

and indicates that they are all located at the "State Archive of Ternopol
Oblast".

Does anyone know how I might access these records?

Would indexing of these records qualify for inclusion in any existing
projects, formal or informal?


All the best,
Moshe Steinberg,(Uchanie Town Leader, Zamosc Archives Project & Uchanie
Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator)
Vancouver, Canada


Einsatzgruppen report No. 155? #latvia

werle <werle@...>
 

Have you tried the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum? They have many such
documents microfilmed. You can check their website <www.ushmm.org> and
request photocopies if they have them.

Marion Werle
<werle@linkline.com>


Latvia SIG #Latvia Einsatzgruppen report No. 155? #latvia

werle <werle@...>
 

Have you tried the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum? They have many such
documents microfilmed. You can check their website <www.ushmm.org> and
request photocopies if they have them.

Marion Werle
<werle@linkline.com>


Re: Einsatzgruppen report No. 155? #latvia

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Subject: Einsatzgruppen report No. 155?
"George Mason" <gmason3815@hotmail.com>

Operational Situation Report USSR no. 155 ( 65 copies). Deals with Eastonia,
Riga, Daugapils, Zagare, Kaunas Ghetto, Schaulai ( Siauliai), Byelorussia.
The report also mentions retaliatory actions in Audrini, near Rossiten.

There is a transcript in English on p. 276-278 of The Einsatzgruppen
Reports. Selections >from the Dispatches of the Nazi Death Squads' Campaign
against the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the Soviet Union July
1941-January 1943. ' ed. Yitzchak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski, Shmuel Spector.
Holocaust Library: New York, 1989.

I believe there are later editions published by Yad Vashem.

Saul Issroff


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Einsatzgruppen report No. 155? #latvia

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Subject: Einsatzgruppen report No. 155?
"George Mason" <gmason3815@hotmail.com>

Operational Situation Report USSR no. 155 ( 65 copies). Deals with Eastonia,
Riga, Daugapils, Zagare, Kaunas Ghetto, Schaulai ( Siauliai), Byelorussia.
The report also mentions retaliatory actions in Audrini, near Rossiten.

There is a transcript in English on p. 276-278 of The Einsatzgruppen
Reports. Selections >from the Dispatches of the Nazi Death Squads' Campaign
against the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the Soviet Union July
1941-January 1943. ' ed. Yitzchak Arad, Shmuel Krakowski, Shmuel Spector.
Holocaust Library: New York, 1989.

I believe there are later editions published by Yad Vashem.

Saul Issroff