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Immigration to Canada from Russia: AARONS #belarus

MavAlan Shaffer <mavalan_shaffer@...>
 

Dear JGenners,

I am seeking information on my great-uncle.
I believe his name was Thomas AARONS and understand he
emigrated >from Russia to Canada in the late 19th or
early 20th Century, and settled in Toronto.

He was the brother of my grandfather Joseph AARONS,
born in Shelibo (?), Minsk in 1877, who came to
England in 1900.

Would people have gone straight to Canada >from Russia,
and what would the arrangements have been?
Or would they have first come to England?

Any information would be much appreciated.
With thanks.

Mav Shaffer
Essex, England

AARONS (Minsk), LIEBISKI (Lithuania)
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Immigration to Canada from Russia: AARONS #belarus

MavAlan Shaffer <mavalan_shaffer@...>
 

Dear JGenners,

I am seeking information on my great-uncle.
I believe his name was Thomas AARONS and understand he
emigrated >from Russia to Canada in the late 19th or
early 20th Century, and settled in Toronto.

He was the brother of my grandfather Joseph AARONS,
born in Shelibo (?), Minsk in 1877, who came to
England in 1900.

Would people have gone straight to Canada >from Russia,
and what would the arrangements have been?
Or would they have first come to England?

Any information would be much appreciated.
With thanks.

Mav Shaffer
Essex, England

AARONS (Minsk), LIEBISKI (Lithuania)
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please.


on line translation #belarus

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

A couple months ago someone recommend this Belarus site with many
pictures http://globus.tut.by/minsk/index.htm.
I asked a Russian speaking friend for help but did not get all the I
needed but. Tonight I used this translator page [http://www.worldlingo.com]and I got all the towns
translated. I just thought you'd like to know. Gayle >from Ca.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign with your full name!


Belarus SIG #Belarus on line translation #belarus

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

A couple months ago someone recommend this Belarus site with many
pictures http://globus.tut.by/minsk/index.htm.
I asked a Russian speaking friend for help but did not get all the I
needed but. Tonight I used this translator page [http://www.worldlingo.com]and I got all the towns
translated. I just thought you'd like to know. Gayle >from Ca.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign with your full name!


Re: WW I German military cemeteries #general

Joachim Mugdan
 

Jules Levin wrote:

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 ...
The Afterword in the book
Die juedischen Gefallenen des deutschen Heeres ... 1914-1918: Ein Gedenkbuch
[The Jewish War Dead of the German Army ... 1914-1918: A Memorial Book]
Berlin: Schild 1932 (2nd ed.)
published by "Reichsbund juedischer Frontsoldaten" (RjF) [Imperial
Association of Jewish Front Soldiers], which has already been mentioned in
this thread, cites a statistical study,
Jacob Segall
Die deutschen Juden als Soldaten im Kriege 1914/1918
[The German Jews as Soldiers in the War 1914/1918]
Berlin: Philo 1922
according to which some 100,000 Jews served in the German armed forces in WW
I. This study also gives the figure of 12,000 Jews killed in action; the
Memorial Book lists 10,623 of them. The book does not include men who had
officially left Judaism (even though halachically they were Jewish
nonetheless). I hope this helps to clarify matters.

By the way, the site http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/rjf_wk1.htm
does not always provide all the information in the RjF Memorial Book. For
instance, in the lists for Silesia (in contrast to those for Berlin), only
the years and not the exact dates of birth and death are given.
Unfortunately, the Memorial Book does not list the place of death. Here, the
war cemetery database at
http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche/content_suche.asp, which has also been
mentioned before, will often provide the missing data. As some JewishGenners
reported, you may have to fill in a little questionnaire before you can
perform your first search, but there does not seem to be any harm in that -
I did not receive a single e-mail >from the Volksbund after filling it in.

Joachim Mugdan, Basel, Switzerland


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

Joachim Mugdan
 

Jules Levin wrote:

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 ...
The Afterword in the book
Die juedischen Gefallenen des deutschen Heeres ... 1914-1918: Ein Gedenkbuch
[The Jewish War Dead of the German Army ... 1914-1918: A Memorial Book]
Berlin: Schild 1932 (2nd ed.)
published by "Reichsbund juedischer Frontsoldaten" (RjF) [Imperial
Association of Jewish Front Soldiers], which has already been mentioned in
this thread, cites a statistical study,
Jacob Segall
Die deutschen Juden als Soldaten im Kriege 1914/1918
[The German Jews as Soldiers in the War 1914/1918]
Berlin: Philo 1922
according to which some 100,000 Jews served in the German armed forces in WW
I. This study also gives the figure of 12,000 Jews killed in action; the
Memorial Book lists 10,623 of them. The book does not include men who had
officially left Judaism (even though halachically they were Jewish
nonetheless). I hope this helps to clarify matters.

By the way, the site http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/Verlustlisten/rjf_wk1.htm
does not always provide all the information in the RjF Memorial Book. For
instance, in the lists for Silesia (in contrast to those for Berlin), only
the years and not the exact dates of birth and death are given.
Unfortunately, the Memorial Book does not list the place of death. Here, the
war cemetery database at
http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche/content_suche.asp, which has also been
mentioned before, will often provide the missing data. As some JewishGenners
reported, you may have to fill in a little questionnaire before you can
perform your first search, but there does not seem to be any harm in that -
I did not receive a single e-mail >from the Volksbund after filling it in.

Joachim Mugdan, Basel, Switzerland


Re: Moshe SOLOVEICHIK, Head of the Great Yeshiva of Suwalki #general

Stephen Denker
 

In 2003 there was a Rabbinic SIG posting about Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik, head
of the Great Yeshiva of Suwalki. On page 120 of the Suwalki Yizkor Book
there is this passage: "Rabbi Moshe son of Rabbi Yaakov Soloveichik,
son-in-law of the elder of the religious court judge Rabbi Naftali Prendel,
was active in community work in Suwalk. He died in Gottingen in 1896."
Photographs of his gravestone do not say "HaLevi" after his name on the
stone. The Brisker Soloveichik rabbinic family members are Leviim and that
fact was invariably given as an integral part of their name on title pages
of their publications, gravestones, etc.

As far as I know, although there are Brisker rabbis named Moshe and Yaakov,
there is no Moshe son of Yaacov and he is not mentioned in any Brisker
Soloveichik biography.

So Rabbi Moshe ben Yaakov Soloveitchik, a Yisroel and not a Levi, presumably
was of a different rabbinic Soloveitchik family than the famous Brisk
rabbinic dynasty.

I would appreciate any information about this rabbinic Soloveitchik family.
My great grandmother, born 1841, was a Soloveitchik. I am unsure if she was
a Levi or a Yisroel.

Stephen Denker
Looking for EPSTEIN and SOLOVEITCHIK families.


Re: Siney Blumenthal-emigration from Cuba-1930-1936 #general

,
 

Hi genners,
Thanks to all who were kind enough to offer their suggestions and experiences
about locating emigrees >from Cuba. I did manage to get to NARA during the
conference but no luck. However, there's always next time.
Carol Blumenthal-Cohen
Brookyn NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Moshe SOLOVEICHIK, Head of the Great Yeshiva of Suwalki #general

Stephen Denker
 

In 2003 there was a Rabbinic SIG posting about Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik, head
of the Great Yeshiva of Suwalki. On page 120 of the Suwalki Yizkor Book
there is this passage: "Rabbi Moshe son of Rabbi Yaakov Soloveichik,
son-in-law of the elder of the religious court judge Rabbi Naftali Prendel,
was active in community work in Suwalk. He died in Gottingen in 1896."
Photographs of his gravestone do not say "HaLevi" after his name on the
stone. The Brisker Soloveichik rabbinic family members are Leviim and that
fact was invariably given as an integral part of their name on title pages
of their publications, gravestones, etc.

As far as I know, although there are Brisker rabbis named Moshe and Yaakov,
there is no Moshe son of Yaacov and he is not mentioned in any Brisker
Soloveichik biography.

So Rabbi Moshe ben Yaakov Soloveitchik, a Yisroel and not a Levi, presumably
was of a different rabbinic Soloveitchik family than the famous Brisk
rabbinic dynasty.

I would appreciate any information about this rabbinic Soloveitchik family.
My great grandmother, born 1841, was a Soloveitchik. I am unsure if she was
a Levi or a Yisroel.

Stephen Denker
Looking for EPSTEIN and SOLOVEITCHIK families.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Siney Blumenthal-emigration from Cuba-1930-1936 #general

,
 

Hi genners,
Thanks to all who were kind enough to offer their suggestions and experiences
about locating emigrees >from Cuba. I did manage to get to NARA during the
conference but no luck. However, there's always next time.
Carol Blumenthal-Cohen
Brookyn NY


Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 . . . . and Jews in Hebron #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/23/2006 3:37:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Tom Klein
(jewishgen@ecologicaltech.com) cites my posting:

==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.>
==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.
and disputes it by writing:

< The 1913 (pre-British Mandate) Jewish Encyclopedia article on "modern
Hebron" (available online at http://tinyurl.com/mle6k ), paints a completely
different picture.
< According to the article, the Jewish community of Hebron had, at that time,
4 synagogues, 4 batei midrash, 3 yeshivot, and 5 talmud torahs, located both
inside and outside the "ghetto" (i.e. jewish quarter of the old city). and
of course, it was divided between Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities,
including separate chief rabbis.
< it makes no mention of the place being "abandoned shortly after 1900".

==Indeed not. This is absolutely true of Hebron. To quote >from my own book,
"The Time of the Burning Sun:Six Days of War, Twelve Weeks of Hope," p 183,
(you can check it out at amazon.com by "looking inside the book"):

<< . . .there were 1500 pious Jews in Hebron in 1890. Thirty Jewish
families returned after the 1929 massacre, but they left again during the 1936 Arab
riots. "Only one Jew, Yakov Ezra, remained, ostensibly to manage a cheese
factory, secretly to act as the Hagannah's eyes and ears . . . In 1947, even
Yakov Ezra left." >> [I own the copyright; jewishgen may print this]

==I made a mistake saying in an earlier response on this topic that Yakov
Ezra was a member of the Bavli Kabbalistic Ben-Eliahu family; in truth, one of
his female relatives married into the Ben-Eliahu family.

==Nablus is approx 60 miles north of Jerusalem; Hebron is approx 18 miles
ssw by s of Jerusalem. Historically, they are light years apart.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 . . . . and Jews in Hebron #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/23/2006 3:37:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Tom Klein
(jewishgen@ecologicaltech.com) cites my posting:

==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.>
==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.
and disputes it by writing:

< The 1913 (pre-British Mandate) Jewish Encyclopedia article on "modern
Hebron" (available online at http://tinyurl.com/mle6k ), paints a completely
different picture.
< According to the article, the Jewish community of Hebron had, at that time,
4 synagogues, 4 batei midrash, 3 yeshivot, and 5 talmud torahs, located both
inside and outside the "ghetto" (i.e. jewish quarter of the old city). and
of course, it was divided between Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities,
including separate chief rabbis.
< it makes no mention of the place being "abandoned shortly after 1900".

==Indeed not. This is absolutely true of Hebron. To quote >from my own book,
"The Time of the Burning Sun:Six Days of War, Twelve Weeks of Hope," p 183,
(you can check it out at amazon.com by "looking inside the book"):

<< . . .there were 1500 pious Jews in Hebron in 1890. Thirty Jewish
families returned after the 1929 massacre, but they left again during the 1936 Arab
riots. "Only one Jew, Yakov Ezra, remained, ostensibly to manage a cheese
factory, secretly to act as the Hagannah's eyes and ears . . . In 1947, even
Yakov Ezra left." >> [I own the copyright; jewishgen may print this]

==I made a mistake saying in an earlier response on this topic that Yakov
Ezra was a member of the Bavli Kabbalistic Ben-Eliahu family; in truth, one of
his female relatives married into the Ben-Eliahu family.

==Nablus is approx 60 miles north of Jerusalem; Hebron is approx 18 miles
ssw by s of Jerusalem. Historically, they are light years apart.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Photographing through curved glass #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 9:52 AM -0700 8/23/06, Mark Shofron wrote:
Marilyn:

I would photograph the picture >from above with the
picture flat on the ground- no flash. Do this outside
in the mid morning or later in the aft
Yes - I wish I had thought of taking them outside when I was allowed
to photograph -- but only through the glass -- two color portraits
of my great-grandparents in the home of a second cousin I had never
met before! I took a lot of pictures >from a great many angles, but
the flash showed up on most of them. I had to settle for the ones in
which the flash had ruined only their clothing and not their faces!

Judith Romney Wegner


copying photos in curved glass frame. #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

To all of you who sent me your ideas for copying photos in a curved glass
frame, your suggestions were great. I think I've got the idea. Thanks so
much. Marilyn F eingold USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photographing through curved glass #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 9:52 AM -0700 8/23/06, Mark Shofron wrote:
Marilyn:

I would photograph the picture >from above with the
picture flat on the ground- no flash. Do this outside
in the mid morning or later in the aft
Yes - I wish I had thought of taking them outside when I was allowed
to photograph -- but only through the glass -- two color portraits
of my great-grandparents in the home of a second cousin I had never
met before! I took a lot of pictures >from a great many angles, but
the flash showed up on most of them. I had to settle for the ones in
which the flash had ruined only their clothing and not their faces!

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen copying photos in curved glass frame. #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

To all of you who sent me your ideas for copying photos in a curved glass
frame, your suggestions were great. I think I've got the idea. Thanks so
much. Marilyn F eingold USA


Fw: IAJGS Conference in NY #ukraine

zaschitnick@...
 

I know that a lot of people of Russia enter your page of Jewishgen. And my
site if one site in Russia about Volhinia. Also a lot of materials in it are
exclusive in Russian, becouse I know some people, who working in archives in
Volhinia and they sent me their materials. By the way I think that our
banners to help some people to view materials in Russia, it will be very
fine, who can speake and read English very well. As for american jews who
wantes to search more information about Polonia and some parts of Volhinia
(baranovka and kamenny Brod), they can also to enter my site and try to read
in Russia. ..

This is my banner, example


http://www.jewishperson.narod.ru/Pict/main/jpers.gif

"Jewish genealogia of shteteles of Volhinia in Russian.
Surnames:Perelmuter, Langer, Feldman, Schydlower.
History of rebbes Twersky >from Makarov"


Best wishes!

Zalman

Moderator Note: Thank you Zalman, but the lyris software
does not read the code for banners. People will have to
go to your site to see this.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: IAJGS Conference in NY #ukraine

zaschitnick@...
 

I know that a lot of people of Russia enter your page of Jewishgen. And my
site if one site in Russia about Volhinia. Also a lot of materials in it are
exclusive in Russian, becouse I know some people, who working in archives in
Volhinia and they sent me their materials. By the way I think that our
banners to help some people to view materials in Russia, it will be very
fine, who can speake and read English very well. As for american jews who
wantes to search more information about Polonia and some parts of Volhinia
(baranovka and kamenny Brod), they can also to enter my site and try to read
in Russia. ..

This is my banner, example


http://www.jewishperson.narod.ru/Pict/main/jpers.gif

"Jewish genealogia of shteteles of Volhinia in Russian.
Surnames:Perelmuter, Langer, Feldman, Schydlower.
History of rebbes Twersky >from Makarov"


Best wishes!

Zalman

Moderator Note: Thank you Zalman, but the lyris software
does not read the code for banners. People will have to
go to your site to see this.


Re: IAJGS Conference in NY #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Susana Leistner Bloch wrote: <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!!!

..... 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.>

It is hard to include everyone in a thank you list but I know that
our own Sigger, Renee Steinig, played an important part in the
organising too. Thank you, Renee.

I have heard enthusiastically >from a number of attendees and do hope
they will send in some reports of relevance to our SIG.

No-one so far mentioned that conference-goers were in for a big
surprise as the registration area was designed to resemble Ellis
Island. This must have been quite emotional for Siggers whose
families had arrived in the USA >from Europe decades ago.

Celia Male [U.K.]

MODERATOR NOTE: Any further congratulations to the New
York conference organizers should be sent off-list.

Suggestions for next year's conference should be sent
to the 2007 Salt Lake City organisers, not to the
Discussion Group.

Thank you.

Austriaczech Moderator on Duty


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: IAJGS Conference in NY #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Susana Leistner Bloch wrote: <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!!!

..... 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.>

It is hard to include everyone in a thank you list but I know that
our own Sigger, Renee Steinig, played an important part in the
organising too. Thank you, Renee.

I have heard enthusiastically >from a number of attendees and do hope
they will send in some reports of relevance to our SIG.

No-one so far mentioned that conference-goers were in for a big
surprise as the registration area was designed to resemble Ellis
Island. This must have been quite emotional for Siggers whose
families had arrived in the USA >from Europe decades ago.

Celia Male [U.K.]

MODERATOR NOTE: Any further congratulations to the New
York conference organizers should be sent off-list.

Suggestions for next year's conference should be sent
to the 2007 Salt Lake City organisers, not to the
Discussion Group.

Thank you.

Austriaczech Moderator on Duty