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Books #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

At the IAJGS YT&V meeting I asked the attendees/members to provide
the titles of books owned that are related to the Yiddish theater,
vaudeville, etc. Hopefully, this would provide assistance to members
searching for relatives and friends.

Leah Jordan Bisel responded that she has access to The Detroit
Yiddish Theater 1920-1937 by James Albert Miller. Her email address
is <ljbisel@comcast.net>
Many thanks to Leah for her kind offer to help.

For those in need of a search >from the following, you can contact me
at <dorsharris@verizon.net>:
Der Payatz by Herman Yablokoff
Jacob Adler - A Life on the Stage by Lulla Rosenfeld
Vagabond Stars by Nahma Sandrow
Molly by Molly Picon
The Yiddish Theater in America by David Lifson

It's my hope that our members will name the resources they have to
help others in their searches.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Books #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

At the IAJGS YT&V meeting I asked the attendees/members to provide
the titles of books owned that are related to the Yiddish theater,
vaudeville, etc. Hopefully, this would provide assistance to members
searching for relatives and friends.

Leah Jordan Bisel responded that she has access to The Detroit
Yiddish Theater 1920-1937 by James Albert Miller. Her email address
is <ljbisel@comcast.net>
Many thanks to Leah for her kind offer to help.

For those in need of a search >from the following, you can contact me
at <dorsharris@verizon.net>:
Der Payatz by Herman Yablokoff
Jacob Adler - A Life on the Stage by Lulla Rosenfeld
Vagabond Stars by Nahma Sandrow
Molly by Molly Picon
The Yiddish Theater in America by David Lifson

It's my hope that our members will name the resources they have to
help others in their searches.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Re: The Best Advice To A New Genealogy Researcher #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Gloria Berkenstat Freund" <glory1@RCN.COM> wrote in message

Something that was found and filed away in
the past may now provide even more information because of subsequent
research that casts new light on the old find.
I have even found this when going through quite recent old emails - that
something that someone has written to me a year ago can be connected with
the information in more recent communication.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Best Advice To A New Genealogy Researcher #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Gloria Berkenstat Freund" <glory1@RCN.COM> wrote in message

Something that was found and filed away in
the past may now provide even more information because of subsequent
research that casts new light on the old find.
I have even found this when going through quite recent old emails - that
something that someone has written to me a year ago can be connected with
the information in more recent communication.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Memorial Stone near Gostini in Latvia - What Does it Say? #general

DrWASaxton@...
 

To anyone fluent in Latvian:

There is a memorial stone outside of the town of Gostini, about 15 km toward
Jekabpils, which reads as follows:

Seit-Kakisu Meza-1941.Gada Rudeni Fasistiskie Okupanti Hoslepkavoja
Krustpils Un Apkartnes Ebrjus: 1042.Gada Vasara-Ebrejus No Rietumeiropas Valstin.

This verbiage is taken >from a poor photo of the stone, so I realize that
some of the letters may be incorrect. Also, the accent and other marks above
some of the letters have not been reproduced here. Notwithstanding these
shortcomings, can anyone out there who understands Latvian give me an
approximate translation of this inscription into English?

Appreciatively,

Dr. William A. Saxton
Boca Raton, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memorial Stone near Gostini in Latvia - What Does it Say? #general

DrWASaxton@...
 

To anyone fluent in Latvian:

There is a memorial stone outside of the town of Gostini, about 15 km toward
Jekabpils, which reads as follows:

Seit-Kakisu Meza-1941.Gada Rudeni Fasistiskie Okupanti Hoslepkavoja
Krustpils Un Apkartnes Ebrjus: 1042.Gada Vasara-Ebrejus No Rietumeiropas Valstin.

This verbiage is taken >from a poor photo of the stone, so I realize that
some of the letters may be incorrect. Also, the accent and other marks above
some of the letters have not been reproduced here. Notwithstanding these
shortcomings, can anyone out there who understands Latvian give me an
approximate translation of this inscription into English?

Appreciatively,

Dr. William A. Saxton
Boca Raton, Florida


Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

"Could someone please help me with the following.

A relative had his barmitvah about 1928 at Avenue M Synagogue/Temple.
Ros Romem
Jerusalem"

This is probably a synagogue that was in the Midwood section of
Brooklyn. Arthur Miller mentions it in his play "A View >from the Bridge"

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

"Could someone please help me with the following.

A relative had his barmitvah about 1928 at Avenue M Synagogue/Temple.
Ros Romem
Jerusalem"

This is probably a synagogue that was in the Midwood section of
Brooklyn. Arthur Miller mentions it in his play "A View >from the Bridge"

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue. #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Avenue M is in Brooklyn. My birth certificate gives Avenue L in Brooklyn as
my birth address. Try Google for 114th Street Synagogue. and the Avenue M
Synagogue/Temple.
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia; Bronx and
Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,
NY;
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY;
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue. #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Avenue M is in Brooklyn. My birth certificate gives Avenue L in Brooklyn as
my birth address. Try Google for 114th Street Synagogue. and the Avenue M
Synagogue/Temple.
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia; Bronx and
Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,
NY;
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY;
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue. #general

backon@...
 

rosalind@netvision.net.il (Rosalind Romem) writes:

Could someone please help me with the following.
A relative had his barmitvah about 1928 at Avenue M Synagogue/Temple.
I have not been able to discover where Ave M is (which burrough) of New
York?.
Flatlands neighborhood (south of Flatbush) in Brooklyn.

Does it still exist or where could I look for records of members in 1928?
I doubt it would have used the term "synagogue". Look for "Congregation xxx".
If you have the precise address, you could check on http://local.live.com
Failing this, you could check with the NYC Dept of Finance for tax
records at this address.

Another went to the 114th Street Synagogue. Again does this exist or where
would I search for records?
Looks like an address in the borough of Queens [since Manhattan would have
a prefix of West or East].

Again, you'd need the precise address.

There is a possibility the synagogue could be listed in one of the
volumes of the American Jewish Committee archives (American Jewish
Yearbook) at www.ajcarchives.org [you have to use cookies on your
web browser]

Josh Backon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue. #general

backon@...
 

rosalind@netvision.net.il (Rosalind Romem) writes:

Could someone please help me with the following.
A relative had his barmitvah about 1928 at Avenue M Synagogue/Temple.
I have not been able to discover where Ave M is (which burrough) of New
York?.
Flatlands neighborhood (south of Flatbush) in Brooklyn.

Does it still exist or where could I look for records of members in 1928?
I doubt it would have used the term "synagogue". Look for "Congregation xxx".
If you have the precise address, you could check on http://local.live.com
Failing this, you could check with the NYC Dept of Finance for tax
records at this address.

Another went to the 114th Street Synagogue. Again does this exist or where
would I search for records?
Looks like an address in the borough of Queens [since Manhattan would have
a prefix of West or East].

Again, you'd need the precise address.

There is a possibility the synagogue could be listed in one of the
volumes of the American Jewish Committee archives (American Jewish
Yearbook) at www.ajcarchives.org [you have to use cookies on your
web browser]

Josh Backon


Re: German WWI cemetery in France #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

http://www.cwgc.org/ for Commonwealth War Graves Commission on-line
database.
...
MODERATOR NOTE: The http://www.cwgc.org website is not
currently working.
The site does seem to be working at 0545 GMT on 22 August.

Nick Landau
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: German WWI cemetery in France #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

http://www.cwgc.org/ for Commonwealth War Graves Commission on-line
database.
...
MODERATOR NOTE: The http://www.cwgc.org website is not
currently working.
The site does seem to be working at 0545 GMT on 22 August.

Nick Landau
London, UK


Re: WW I German military cemeteries #general

Jules Levin
 

At 03:13 PM 8/18/2006, you wrote:

The total death toll among Jewish soldiers in the German army was
about 12,000. This represented a mortality rate slightly higher
than the rate for the army as a whole. Note that Jews constituted
around 1% of the population of Germany at the time, so 200,000 (of
about 50 million) would be too high a number.

The death toll was horrific, no matter how one calculates it. The
RjF book--like the RjF itself--was created as documentation in
response to the anti-semitic "Back-stab" accusation that the Jews
had sabotaged the war effort. To little avail, of course...

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
My off the top of my head guess of 20,000 dead = 10% of a guesstimate
of 200,000 Jews serving, was intended to represent the figures
for all the Central Powers, including Austria-Hungary (and even
Turkey--after all, at least one of the pioneers of the Palestine
yeshuv served in the Turkish army!). Thus 12,000 is too low for all,
but maybe 20,000 is too high?
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WW I German military cemeteries #general

Jules Levin
 

At 03:13 PM 8/18/2006, you wrote:

The total death toll among Jewish soldiers in the German army was
about 12,000. This represented a mortality rate slightly higher
than the rate for the army as a whole. Note that Jews constituted
around 1% of the population of Germany at the time, so 200,000 (of
about 50 million) would be too high a number.

The death toll was horrific, no matter how one calculates it. The
RjF book--like the RjF itself--was created as documentation in
response to the anti-semitic "Back-stab" accusation that the Jews
had sabotaged the war effort. To little avail, of course...

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
My off the top of my head guess of 20,000 dead = 10% of a guesstimate
of 200,000 Jews serving, was intended to represent the figures
for all the Central Powers, including Austria-Hungary (and even
Turkey--after all, at least one of the pioneers of the Palestine
yeshuv served in the Turkish army!). Thus 12,000 is too low for all,
but maybe 20,000 is too high?
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


IAJGS Conference in NY #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni
Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Conference in NY #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni
Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


Anusewitz #poland

Judith Scarani <judithscarani1@...>
 

I have recently received information about my grandmother's family >from a
distant cousin and since it has been a number of years since I contacted
anyone looking for Anusewitz >from the Family Finder, I thought perhaps a
general query might help me.

My great grandfather was Abraham ben Nachman Zvi ha Cohen ANUSEWITZ born in
Warsaw circa 1872 died in NYC 1915. His brother Nathan owned a jewelry story
on Clinton St. in Manhattan until the late 1930's.

His parents were Necha Raizel bat Daviel Zev (no family name) and Nachman
Zvi bar Natan Nate haCohen ANUSEWITZ (per tombstones at Beth David Cemetary
in Elmont NY) they were both >from Warsaw.

Many in the family began using the name ANNIS upon arrival. Another realtive
changed the name to ARLEN.

If any of these names sound familiar to you, please respond privately.

Judith Scarani, Philadelphia, PA

ANUSEWITZ, ANNIS, ARLEN, MONT, SHIPPER, BLANKENSTEIN: Warsaw or any POLAND,
RUSSIA


JRI Poland #Poland Anusewitz #poland

Judith Scarani <judithscarani1@...>
 

I have recently received information about my grandmother's family >from a
distant cousin and since it has been a number of years since I contacted
anyone looking for Anusewitz >from the Family Finder, I thought perhaps a
general query might help me.

My great grandfather was Abraham ben Nachman Zvi ha Cohen ANUSEWITZ born in
Warsaw circa 1872 died in NYC 1915. His brother Nathan owned a jewelry story
on Clinton St. in Manhattan until the late 1930's.

His parents were Necha Raizel bat Daviel Zev (no family name) and Nachman
Zvi bar Natan Nate haCohen ANUSEWITZ (per tombstones at Beth David Cemetary
in Elmont NY) they were both >from Warsaw.

Many in the family began using the name ANNIS upon arrival. Another realtive
changed the name to ARLEN.

If any of these names sound familiar to you, please respond privately.

Judith Scarani, Philadelphia, PA

ANUSEWITZ, ANNIS, ARLEN, MONT, SHIPPER, BLANKENSTEIN: Warsaw or any POLAND,
RUSSIA