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The 2006 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I want to share with you all a wonderful experience I had this past week.

I was present at the 2006 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards in Berlin.

I tell you this not only because I had a fabulous time but because I would
like to recommend the experience to all of you.

The Obermayer Award, in short, provides annual awards to five non-Jewish
Germans who have made extraordinary contributions to preserving Jewish
history, culture, cemeteries and synagogues in their own local communities.
The awards are co-sponsored by the Berlin Parliament and given in its
elegant plenary chamber. (You can read more about the Award at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/index.htm

This years recipients were:

Johann Flesichmann (>from Bavaria)
Guenter Heidt (>from Rheinland-Pfalz)
Rolf Hofmann (>from Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Kurt-Willi Julius and Karl-Heinz Stadtler (>from Hesse)
Robert Kreibig (>from Berlin)

Over the years I've had the honor and the pleasure of meeting many German
nationals who have devoted much of their free time, their resources and
their enthusiasm to preserving the German Jewish past. Many have been very
helpful to me in finding information and links to help my genealogical
research. Others have preserved community histories which have helped me to
understand how my ancestors lived.

I chose to initiate the nomination of one of these wonderful people, Mr.
Rolf Hoffmann, and to support the nomination of another, Mr. Johann Fleischmann.
I was lucky that both won. Actually, it wasn't luck… they deserved it.

What the nomination involves is writing a letter describing the work and
its significance of the person you are nominating. Full instructions are
available on the website. The competition is strong but it is worth the
effort. The people honored are deserving of the recognition and beyond simply
recognizing the work they've done, the award makes some important statements.

Co-sponsored by the Berlin Parliament, the award provides the foundation for an
official statement thanking these people for their devotion, their time and their
efforts, for standing up among other German non-Jews (and sometimes taking a risk
by doing that), for not forgetting and for not ignoring the past.

Second, we are recognizing that Germany has many, many people who truly care
about the Jewish people and preserving the part that Jews played in German
history. It's a new generation. And I think that it is a phenomenon that
is not as evident in other parts of Europe.

I hope that this coming August you will take the time to honor those Germans
who have helped you or have had an impact on the communities of your
ancestors and send in a nomination.

I also highly recommend attending the Award ceremony. It was a fabulous,
well-organized, enjoyable and interesting two days among fascinating people
in a beautiful city. What more can I say!

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel <levyliz@smile.net.il>


German SIG #Germany The 2006 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I want to share with you all a wonderful experience I had this past week.

I was present at the 2006 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards in Berlin.

I tell you this not only because I had a fabulous time but because I would
like to recommend the experience to all of you.

The Obermayer Award, in short, provides annual awards to five non-Jewish
Germans who have made extraordinary contributions to preserving Jewish
history, culture, cemeteries and synagogues in their own local communities.
The awards are co-sponsored by the Berlin Parliament and given in its
elegant plenary chamber. (You can read more about the Award at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/index.htm

This years recipients were:

Johann Flesichmann (>from Bavaria)
Guenter Heidt (>from Rheinland-Pfalz)
Rolf Hofmann (>from Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Kurt-Willi Julius and Karl-Heinz Stadtler (>from Hesse)
Robert Kreibig (>from Berlin)

Over the years I've had the honor and the pleasure of meeting many German
nationals who have devoted much of their free time, their resources and
their enthusiasm to preserving the German Jewish past. Many have been very
helpful to me in finding information and links to help my genealogical
research. Others have preserved community histories which have helped me to
understand how my ancestors lived.

I chose to initiate the nomination of one of these wonderful people, Mr.
Rolf Hoffmann, and to support the nomination of another, Mr. Johann Fleischmann.
I was lucky that both won. Actually, it wasn't luck… they deserved it.

What the nomination involves is writing a letter describing the work and
its significance of the person you are nominating. Full instructions are
available on the website. The competition is strong but it is worth the
effort. The people honored are deserving of the recognition and beyond simply
recognizing the work they've done, the award makes some important statements.

Co-sponsored by the Berlin Parliament, the award provides the foundation for an
official statement thanking these people for their devotion, their time and their
efforts, for standing up among other German non-Jews (and sometimes taking a risk
by doing that), for not forgetting and for not ignoring the past.

Second, we are recognizing that Germany has many, many people who truly care
about the Jewish people and preserving the part that Jews played in German
history. It's a new generation. And I think that it is a phenomenon that
is not as evident in other parts of Europe.

I hope that this coming August you will take the time to honor those Germans
who have helped you or have had an impact on the communities of your
ancestors and send in a nomination.

I also highly recommend attending the Award ceremony. It was a fabulous,
well-organized, enjoyable and interesting two days among fascinating people
in a beautiful city. What more can I say!

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel <levyliz@smile.net.il>


Re: Given Name Meta #germany

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Steve Orlen wrote: "I'm new to German given names. Could anyone tell me about
the women's given name "Meta.""

The given name Meta is a German secular name which was used as such by
German Jews, as well as in association with other given names.

One such other use was as a German nickname for a series of Yiddish names,
Meyta, Meytil, Meytl, Mayta, Matil, .... when these Yiddish names were
themselves transliterated to the German language. It was also used as a
nickname for the German secular name Margret, itself a nickname for the
German secular name Margareta.

These names can be seen on the JewishGen Given Names Data Bases web site at:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

by searching for the name "Meta" (without the quotation marks), using
Global Text Search.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel <jerry@vms.huji.ac.il>


German SIG #Germany Re: Given Name Meta #germany

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Steve Orlen wrote: "I'm new to German given names. Could anyone tell me about
the women's given name "Meta.""

The given name Meta is a German secular name which was used as such by
German Jews, as well as in association with other given names.

One such other use was as a German nickname for a series of Yiddish names,
Meyta, Meytil, Meytl, Mayta, Matil, .... when these Yiddish names were
themselves transliterated to the German language. It was also used as a
nickname for the German secular name Margret, itself a nickname for the
German secular name Margareta.

These names can be seen on the JewishGen Given Names Data Bases web site at:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

by searching for the name "Meta" (without the quotation marks), using
Global Text Search.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel <jerry@vms.huji.ac.il>


Re: New York ship arrivals 1935-1938 are online #germany

Elizabeth Landaw <landaw@...>
 

Indeed this is an incredible resource. [Thanks to Rene for the SITE CITE.]
I found loads of information I was searching for for a long time.
Only one page of the manifest is scanned for each record, and I have noticed
that there are some glitches in the form of missing manifests.
However each record has a "summary" which often lists a friend's name
(undoubtedly >from the second page of the manifest) which I presume is the name
of the person who sponsored the immigrant.

I would be happy to assist anyone in using this resource.

Elizabeth Isenberg Landaw Los Angeles, CA landaw@ucla.edu


German SIG #Germany RE: New York ship arrivals 1935-1938 are online #germany

Elizabeth Landaw <landaw@...>
 

Indeed this is an incredible resource. [Thanks to Rene for the SITE CITE.]
I found loads of information I was searching for for a long time.
Only one page of the manifest is scanned for each record, and I have noticed
that there are some glitches in the form of missing manifests.
However each record has a "summary" which often lists a friend's name
(undoubtedly >from the second page of the manifest) which I presume is the name
of the person who sponsored the immigrant.

I would be happy to assist anyone in using this resource.

Elizabeth Isenberg Landaw Los Angeles, CA landaw@ucla.edu


HOLIJOLI@...
 

Re: Randy Schoenberg's ZEIMER family:

In my ancestry, there is a Schadel Leah ZEIMER who was born about 1800,
presumably in Prague, and who was reared in the Lammel Orphan Asylum in Prague.
Does anyone know anything about her family? She married Nathan KUSSY whose
family moved >from Prasne Ujezd to Krashowitz (Krasovice) Later, in the
1840's they settled in Scheles, which is now Zihle. Is there a relationship here?

Susan L. Lubow
Morristown, NJ


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Zeimer #austria-czech

HOLIJOLI@...
 

Re: Randy Schoenberg's ZEIMER family:

In my ancestry, there is a Schadel Leah ZEIMER who was born about 1800,
presumably in Prague, and who was reared in the Lammel Orphan Asylum in Prague.
Does anyone know anything about her family? She married Nathan KUSSY whose
family moved >from Prasne Ujezd to Krashowitz (Krasovice) Later, in the
1840's they settled in Scheles, which is now Zihle. Is there a relationship here?

Susan L. Lubow
Morristown, NJ


Re: JAFFE Family - Rashi Descent #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

On 2006.02.01, Michael Bernet <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

DNA is useful in checking out descent in the direct male line, or in
the direct female line. It won't work with even one female in the
male line. Rashi was a male Rashi had three daughters who married
illustrious scholars; he had no sons. There is no way DNA could be
used to determine or support descent >from Rashi."
Naturally I am aware of the limitations of DNA testing via male
lines. I am suggesting testing of those families which claim male
descent >from Rashi's daughter's great-grandson Elkhanan such as
Jaffe and Heilprin.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: JAFFE Family - Rashi Descent #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

On 2006.02.01, Michael Bernet <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

DNA is useful in checking out descent in the direct male line, or in
the direct female line. It won't work with even one female in the
male line. Rashi was a male Rashi had three daughters who married
illustrious scholars; he had no sons. There is no way DNA could be
used to determine or support descent >from Rashi."
Naturally I am aware of the limitations of DNA testing via male
lines. I am suggesting testing of those families which claim male
descent >from Rashi's daughter's great-grandson Elkhanan such as
Jaffe and Heilprin.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Cemetery #unitedkingdom

David Shulman <shulman_gen@...>
 

The English wording >from inscriptions at the
Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Cemetery
(situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme), including 233
headstones, may now be viewed on the JCR-UK website at
www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/stoke/cemeteryintro.htm
The site also includes a plan of the cemetery.

David Shulman


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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Cemetery #unitedkingdom

David Shulman <shulman_gen@...>
 

The English wording >from inscriptions at the
Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Cemetery
(situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme), including 233
headstones, may now be viewed on the JCR-UK website at
www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/stoke/cemeteryintro.htm
The site also includes a plan of the cemetery.

David Shulman


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Re: more about Max WOLK #belarus

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear Jonathon,

Every so often we have to repeat the basics and the same applies to your
search. I would wager that Max Wolk does appear on the EIDB but under some
name variation so you have to go back and look at that. Then I would make a
trip to NYC and go to the NY Public Library and look in the City Directories
for Brooklyn starting in 1910 for Max. Also look for Frieda.I assume that
you will find him. Start with 1910 and continue until he no longer appears.
There is a lot of data in City Directories.

Also look in the 1920 Census using the address you find in the City
Directories and using Stephen Morse search engine. The Workmens Circle is
still around so look in the Phonebook and ask about the Brooklyn Branch. I
would guess that you have found Max's Death Certificate but you don't talk
about this.

The Social Security Death Index should have information about his death date
Using his death dat you can get his death certificate >from the NYC
Municipal Archives. This will also tell you where he is buried. Go visit
the cemetery (He may be buried in a Workmens Circle Plot) but maybe he is in
a landsmanshaft plot that will give you a clue about his specific
birthplace.

There are so many ways for you to go I have just mentioned a few.

Good luck,

Joe Fibel,
New Rochelle, NY
P.S. I assume you have posted your names onto the JGFF. If not do this
immediately.
























If you get no help >from the Workmen's Circle call YIVO and see if they have
$163,609.00
any information about this branch

----- Original Message -----
From: <jonathanridgeway@aol.com>
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:54 AM
Subject: [belarus] more about Max WOLK


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I recently wrote about my grandpa, Max WOLK, born about 15 March 1888,
in Minsk or Minsk Gubernia. He came to America around 1910 to 1913,
married Frieda SCHARF of Suchostaw, Galicia 28 March 1914, in Brooklyn,
NY and was active in Workmen's Circle, Minsker Branch 507 in Brooklyn
>from 1913 to 1970. I believe he had a sister who also came to America
and that their parents were Jacob WOLK and Feige KATZ who never left
Europe.

According to family history, Max defected >from the Czar's army along
with 2 other comrades and one of them was killed during their escape
attempt. Max's father, Jacob WOLK (or any such name variation), was
said to be an orthodox rabbi, possibly Hasidic and possibly simply a
student or scholar. I have found no record about Max WOLK in the Ellis
Island records and no record of Jacob WOLK or Feige KATZ anywhere.

I will be most grateful if anyone who knows anything about any of these
people will please contact me privately at jonathanridgeway@aol.com. I
would be particularly interested about any Workmen's Circle contacts or
Belarus background. Thank you.

Yours in peace, Jonathan RIDGEWAY of Clintondale, NY (in the Hudson
River Valley)

Searching
HELLER, SCHARF and SCHNEIER of Suchostaw and Jazlowiec, Galicia
and WOLK and KATZ of Minsk or Minsk Gubernia

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Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: more about Max WOLK #belarus

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear Jonathon,

Every so often we have to repeat the basics and the same applies to your
search. I would wager that Max Wolk does appear on the EIDB but under some
name variation so you have to go back and look at that. Then I would make a
trip to NYC and go to the NY Public Library and look in the City Directories
for Brooklyn starting in 1910 for Max. Also look for Frieda.I assume that
you will find him. Start with 1910 and continue until he no longer appears.
There is a lot of data in City Directories.

Also look in the 1920 Census using the address you find in the City
Directories and using Stephen Morse search engine. The Workmens Circle is
still around so look in the Phonebook and ask about the Brooklyn Branch. I
would guess that you have found Max's Death Certificate but you don't talk
about this.

The Social Security Death Index should have information about his death date
Using his death dat you can get his death certificate >from the NYC
Municipal Archives. This will also tell you where he is buried. Go visit
the cemetery (He may be buried in a Workmens Circle Plot) but maybe he is in
a landsmanshaft plot that will give you a clue about his specific
birthplace.

There are so many ways for you to go I have just mentioned a few.

Good luck,

Joe Fibel,
New Rochelle, NY
P.S. I assume you have posted your names onto the JGFF. If not do this
immediately.
























If you get no help >from the Workmen's Circle call YIVO and see if they have
$163,609.00
any information about this branch

----- Original Message -----
From: <jonathanridgeway@aol.com>
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:54 AM
Subject: [belarus] more about Max WOLK


Support the work of the Belarus SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/
********************************************************************************

For help with using JewishGen services visit the JewishGen Support Center
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I recently wrote about my grandpa, Max WOLK, born about 15 March 1888,
in Minsk or Minsk Gubernia. He came to America around 1910 to 1913,
married Frieda SCHARF of Suchostaw, Galicia 28 March 1914, in Brooklyn,
NY and was active in Workmen's Circle, Minsker Branch 507 in Brooklyn
>from 1913 to 1970. I believe he had a sister who also came to America
and that their parents were Jacob WOLK and Feige KATZ who never left
Europe.

According to family history, Max defected >from the Czar's army along
with 2 other comrades and one of them was killed during their escape
attempt. Max's father, Jacob WOLK (or any such name variation), was
said to be an orthodox rabbi, possibly Hasidic and possibly simply a
student or scholar. I have found no record about Max WOLK in the Ellis
Island records and no record of Jacob WOLK or Feige KATZ anywhere.

I will be most grateful if anyone who knows anything about any of these
people will please contact me privately at jonathanridgeway@aol.com. I
would be particularly interested about any Workmen's Circle contacts or
Belarus background. Thank you.

Yours in peace, Jonathan RIDGEWAY of Clintondale, NY (in the Hudson
River Valley)

Searching
HELLER, SCHARF and SCHNEIER of Suchostaw and Jazlowiec, Galicia
and WOLK and KATZ of Minsk or Minsk Gubernia

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Male Descent from Elkhanan, Rashi's Grandson #dna

Chaim freedman
 

Jim Bennet suggested DNA testing to determine relationships of
various JAFFE families.

I would like to highly recommend this project particularly as some
of the JAFFEs hold a tradition of descent >from Rashi and thereby
from King David.
However, since Rashi had three daughters and no sons, testing would
need to be carried out of families claiming male descent >from the
various families descended >from Rashi's family circle.

One possibility of acquiring further evidence would be to extend the
DNA sampling to include the HEILPRIN family and any other families
claiming male descent >from Rashi's daughter's great-grandson
Elkhanan and thereby perhaps to establish a "Rashi Davidic Marker"
for the male lines descended >from Rashi's daughters.

I would like to direct the attention of readers to the Davidic
Dynasty Site http://www.davidicdynasty.org/ and suggest that other
families claiming Davidic descent participate in the DNA testing as
described on the site.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il
Honorary Chairman, Genealogy Advisory Committee, Davidic Dynasty


DNA Research #DNA Male Descent from Elkhanan, Rashi's Grandson #dna

Chaim freedman
 

Jim Bennet suggested DNA testing to determine relationships of
various JAFFE families.

I would like to highly recommend this project particularly as some
of the JAFFEs hold a tradition of descent >from Rashi and thereby
from King David.
However, since Rashi had three daughters and no sons, testing would
need to be carried out of families claiming male descent >from the
various families descended >from Rashi's family circle.

One possibility of acquiring further evidence would be to extend the
DNA sampling to include the HEILPRIN family and any other families
claiming male descent >from Rashi's daughter's great-grandson
Elkhanan and thereby perhaps to establish a "Rashi Davidic Marker"
for the male lines descended >from Rashi's daughters.

I would like to direct the attention of readers to the Davidic
Dynasty Site http://www.davidicdynasty.org/ and suggest that other
families claiming Davidic descent participate in the DNA testing as
described on the site.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il
Honorary Chairman, Genealogy Advisory Committee, Davidic Dynasty


Help need to solve the mystery of the child left behind #general

K Beach <proteantime@...>
 

I have a mystery on my research into our great great grandfather and his
wife and their emigration to England.

This is what I know:

Siegmund OPPENHEIM was an African Merchant boarding with a Cotton Spinner's
family in Cheshire on the 1861 census. It says he is 26 and >from Germany.

In 1871 he is a Commission Merchant and a naturalised British Subject who is
single and boarding with a Widow in Moss Side Lancashire.

Then in 1881 we have him not only married to Adele >from Schwerin Mecklenburg
in Prussia, but also with 4 children all born in Chorlton Medlock in
Manchester and living at East Beach in Lytham Lancashire.

There is no mention on this census of his first born son Eugen who would
have been born around 1873 and in Germany. In fact, we don't see any
records of Eugen in England until he is married in 1899 (aged 26)and then
when he is naturalised in 1911.

I've also not been able to find any record of Siegmund's marriage to Adele
in England and I'm assuming they were married in Germany (possibly Hamburg).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why Eugen may have been left behind
(in Prussia or Germany) and not at a later stage joined the family in
England?

There is a record of an Eugen OPPENHEIM arriving at Castle Garden
immigration point in New York in 1886 which gives a probable match due to
age and last address being Prussia. But other than the fact that he was
listed as a Paper Merchant/Stationer on his wife's death certificate we know
nothing else about him. We do have of course the link to Siegmund and Adele
OPPENHEIM as his parents >from his marriage certificate.

Many thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Kirsten Beach


French-names for SCHORNSHEIM AND FRIESENHEIM #general

Hanna Goldmann
 

Dear All,

Is there someone who knows the French-names for
Schornsheim and Friesenheim during the occupation of
the Rhineland in 1792?

Thanks in advance.

Hanna Goldmann, Germany


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help need to solve the mystery of the child left behind #general

K Beach <proteantime@...>
 

I have a mystery on my research into our great great grandfather and his
wife and their emigration to England.

This is what I know:

Siegmund OPPENHEIM was an African Merchant boarding with a Cotton Spinner's
family in Cheshire on the 1861 census. It says he is 26 and >from Germany.

In 1871 he is a Commission Merchant and a naturalised British Subject who is
single and boarding with a Widow in Moss Side Lancashire.

Then in 1881 we have him not only married to Adele >from Schwerin Mecklenburg
in Prussia, but also with 4 children all born in Chorlton Medlock in
Manchester and living at East Beach in Lytham Lancashire.

There is no mention on this census of his first born son Eugen who would
have been born around 1873 and in Germany. In fact, we don't see any
records of Eugen in England until he is married in 1899 (aged 26)and then
when he is naturalised in 1911.

I've also not been able to find any record of Siegmund's marriage to Adele
in England and I'm assuming they were married in Germany (possibly Hamburg).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why Eugen may have been left behind
(in Prussia or Germany) and not at a later stage joined the family in
England?

There is a record of an Eugen OPPENHEIM arriving at Castle Garden
immigration point in New York in 1886 which gives a probable match due to
age and last address being Prussia. But other than the fact that he was
listed as a Paper Merchant/Stationer on his wife's death certificate we know
nothing else about him. We do have of course the link to Siegmund and Adele
OPPENHEIM as his parents >from his marriage certificate.

Many thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Kirsten Beach


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen French-names for SCHORNSHEIM AND FRIESENHEIM #general

Hanna Goldmann
 

Dear All,

Is there someone who knows the French-names for
Schornsheim and Friesenheim during the occupation of
the Rhineland in 1792?

Thanks in advance.

Hanna Goldmann, Germany