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Re: Zaslav #belarus

Alexander Sharon
 

"L A" wrote
I ask about Zaslav, knights of Zaslav because My
grandparents are buried in Everett, MA. The area that
they are buried in says knights of Zaslav. I don't
know who had the relationship to zaslav my GGF or GGM.
They lived together in Kishinev. However GGF had a
son living in Shargorod (?sp)Which I believe is sw of
Kiev. I found Zaslav in Belarus, but not sure what
the relationship would have been to my GGparents.
Maybe after I visit Nara in the next few eeks I'll
find out!
Hi,

Zaslaw (Zaslav), you are referring to, is known currently as Izyaslaw at
5007 2648 in Podolia region in Ukraine. Known Jewish towns such as
Shepetivka, and Belogorodka, are located within 13 miles distance. Shargorod
is located a bit further but still in the same genearl Podolia region
vicinity.

I am not familiar with the particular Knights of Zaslav fraternity of MA,
but in NY county there is lsiting for another landmashaftn association >from
Zaslaw, known as First Saslawer (Zaslawer) Benevolent Association (est
1896).
YIVO database also lists Zaslaver Relief Committee (Boston)

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zaslav #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"L A" wrote
I ask about Zaslav, knights of Zaslav because My
grandparents are buried in Everett, MA. The area that
they are buried in says knights of Zaslav. I don't
know who had the relationship to zaslav my GGF or GGM.
They lived together in Kishinev. However GGF had a
son living in Shargorod (?sp)Which I believe is sw of
Kiev. I found Zaslav in Belarus, but not sure what
the relationship would have been to my GGparents.
Maybe after I visit Nara in the next few eeks I'll
find out!
Hi,

Zaslaw (Zaslav), you are referring to, is known currently as Izyaslaw at
5007 2648 in Podolia region in Ukraine. Known Jewish towns such as
Shepetivka, and Belogorodka, are located within 13 miles distance. Shargorod
is located a bit further but still in the same genearl Podolia region
vicinity.

I am not familiar with the particular Knights of Zaslav fraternity of MA,
but in NY county there is lsiting for another landmashaftn association >from
Zaslaw, known as First Saslawer (Zaslawer) Benevolent Association (est
1896).
YIVO database also lists Zaslaver Relief Committee (Boston)

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


Researcging: KUNIN - Russia > Montreal #general

Gary Kass <gman425@...>
 

Is there anyone out there who can help me with this problem? I know of a
Canadian entertainer(who is very talented)named Elan KUNIN. Elan's family
emmigrated >from Russia to Montreal(I don't know which year or what part of
Russia they came from). His great-grandfather was named Morris and was in
real estate. His grandfather was named Jack. Jack had two sisters,Libby
and Anne. Elan believes his great-grandmother's maiden name was Posen. He
knows there are relatives in New York City. He is also aware of an aunt
and uncle named Sarah and Abraham,respectively.
As it turns out,my grandmother's maiden name was also Kunin. She was born
Tsivia in 1893 or 1894. She came to the United States just over 95 years
ago,on December 4,1911. My grandmother was born in Minsk,in the Vitebsk
Gubernia. Her American name was Celia. She married my grandfather on May
24,1913. My grandmother's father was Lewis Kunin and her mother was Muska
Abramis. Both parents were born in 1865 in Vitebsk and died in 1906 in
Vitebsk as well. I am aware of at least two brothers of my grandmother,but
I don't know their names.
Does anybody know if my grandmother's brother might have been one of
Elan's relatives? I don't think Kunin is that common a name. My
grandparents did settle in Brooklyn after emmigrating >from Russia. Any
help that is provided is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Gary Kass
Staten Island,New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researcging: KUNIN - Russia > Montreal #general

Gary Kass <gman425@...>
 

Is there anyone out there who can help me with this problem? I know of a
Canadian entertainer(who is very talented)named Elan KUNIN. Elan's family
emmigrated >from Russia to Montreal(I don't know which year or what part of
Russia they came from). His great-grandfather was named Morris and was in
real estate. His grandfather was named Jack. Jack had two sisters,Libby
and Anne. Elan believes his great-grandmother's maiden name was Posen. He
knows there are relatives in New York City. He is also aware of an aunt
and uncle named Sarah and Abraham,respectively.
As it turns out,my grandmother's maiden name was also Kunin. She was born
Tsivia in 1893 or 1894. She came to the United States just over 95 years
ago,on December 4,1911. My grandmother was born in Minsk,in the Vitebsk
Gubernia. Her American name was Celia. She married my grandfather on May
24,1913. My grandmother's father was Lewis Kunin and her mother was Muska
Abramis. Both parents were born in 1865 in Vitebsk and died in 1906 in
Vitebsk as well. I am aware of at least two brothers of my grandmother,but
I don't know their names.
Does anybody know if my grandmother's brother might have been one of
Elan's relatives? I don't think Kunin is that common a name. My
grandparents did settle in Brooklyn after emmigrating >from Russia. Any
help that is provided is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Gary Kass
Staten Island,New York


Descendants of the MaHaRaL of Prague #dna

Henry (home) <hmsinai@...>
 

I am researching the SINAI family name and have initiated a DNA
project. Please contact me privately if you believe that you are
descended on a direct male line >from the MaHaRal of Prague (R. Judah
Loew ben Bezalel) or one of his male siblings (especially, R. Sinai
ben Bezalel).

Henry Sinai
Raanana, Israel

Researching: Personal Name of "Sinai"
Family names: SINAI (SZINAI, SINAJ,SYNAJ, etc.); PARNES- Lemberg
(Lvov), Brody, Berlin; GOLDENBERG- Brody, Berlin; MOSZKOWSKI- Opole
Lubelskie; Leszniow, Rzeszow, Poland; SOBEL- Opole Lubelskie, Rzeszow;
Poland; SCHMITZ - Slovakia, Austria/Hungary; WOLARSKY -Mlawa; Poland;
JELLINEK - Bratislava (Pressburg), Vienna


DNA Research #DNA Descendants of the MaHaRaL of Prague #dna

Henry (home) <hmsinai@...>
 

I am researching the SINAI family name and have initiated a DNA
project. Please contact me privately if you believe that you are
descended on a direct male line >from the MaHaRal of Prague (R. Judah
Loew ben Bezalel) or one of his male siblings (especially, R. Sinai
ben Bezalel).

Henry Sinai
Raanana, Israel

Researching: Personal Name of "Sinai"
Family names: SINAI (SZINAI, SINAJ,SYNAJ, etc.); PARNES- Lemberg
(Lvov), Brody, Berlin; GOLDENBERG- Brody, Berlin; MOSZKOWSKI- Opole
Lubelskie; Leszniow, Rzeszow, Poland; SOBEL- Opole Lubelskie, Rzeszow;
Poland; SCHMITZ - Slovakia, Austria/Hungary; WOLARSKY -Mlawa; Poland;
JELLINEK - Bratislava (Pressburg), Vienna


Descendants of the MaHaRaL of Prague #rabbinic

Henry (home) <hmsinai@...>
 

I am researching the SINAI family name. Please contact me privately
if you believe that you are descended on a direct male line >from the
MaHaRal of Prague (R. Judah Loew ben Bezalel) or one of his male
siblings (especially, R. Sinai ben Bezalel).

Henry Sinai
Raanana, Israel

Researching: Personal Name of "Sinai"
Family names: SINAI (SZINAI, SINAJ,SYNAJ, etc.); PARNES- Lemberg
(Lvov), Brody, Berlin; GOLDENBERG- Brody, Berlin; MOSZKOWSKI- Opole
Lubelskie; Leszniow, Rzeszow, Poland; SOBEL- Opole Lubelskie, Rzeszow;
Poland; SCHMITZ - Slovakia, Austria/Hungary; WOLARSKY -Mlawa; Poland;
JELLINEK - Bratislava (Pressburg), Vienna


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Descendants of the MaHaRaL of Prague #rabbinic

Henry (home) <hmsinai@...>
 

I am researching the SINAI family name. Please contact me privately
if you believe that you are descended on a direct male line >from the
MaHaRal of Prague (R. Judah Loew ben Bezalel) or one of his male
siblings (especially, R. Sinai ben Bezalel).

Henry Sinai
Raanana, Israel

Researching: Personal Name of "Sinai"
Family names: SINAI (SZINAI, SINAJ,SYNAJ, etc.); PARNES- Lemberg
(Lvov), Brody, Berlin; GOLDENBERG- Brody, Berlin; MOSZKOWSKI- Opole
Lubelskie; Leszniow, Rzeszow, Poland; SOBEL- Opole Lubelskie, Rzeszow;
Poland; SCHMITZ - Slovakia, Austria/Hungary; WOLARSKY -Mlawa; Poland;
JELLINEK - Bratislava (Pressburg), Vienna


Searching OLINGER #scandinavia

Barbara Olinger
 

I am new to the Scandinavian SIG and am searching the surname OLINGER,
or perhaps OLIENGER or OLINGIER. My husband's great-grandfather,
Abraham OLINGER and maybe his wife Rakhel and/or Sophie, were said to
have come >from Sweden and moved to Galicia (Skala area). I estimate
that they left Sweden sometime >from around 1850 to around 1875.

I'm also searching for Abraham's great-grandson, Alexander OLINGER,
son of Emil OLINGER (d. 1999, in Warsaw). We were told that Alexander
OLINGER was born around 1947 and lives in or around Lund, Sweden. I'd
like to contact him to see what information he has about his
ancestors.

Can anyone help me find Alexander OLINGER, and does any one have any
information about Jewish OLINGERs in Sweden?

Thank you.
Barbara OLINGER
Glencoe, Illinois, USA

also searching: KULI, ROSENBERG, MAGER, SEEMAN, ROZMANN, MANDEL,
PARNES (all in Galicia); BRANTMAN, SPECTOR (Lithuania)


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Searching OLINGER #scandinavia

Barbara Olinger
 

I am new to the Scandinavian SIG and am searching the surname OLINGER,
or perhaps OLIENGER or OLINGIER. My husband's great-grandfather,
Abraham OLINGER and maybe his wife Rakhel and/or Sophie, were said to
have come >from Sweden and moved to Galicia (Skala area). I estimate
that they left Sweden sometime >from around 1850 to around 1875.

I'm also searching for Abraham's great-grandson, Alexander OLINGER,
son of Emil OLINGER (d. 1999, in Warsaw). We were told that Alexander
OLINGER was born around 1947 and lives in or around Lund, Sweden. I'd
like to contact him to see what information he has about his
ancestors.

Can anyone help me find Alexander OLINGER, and does any one have any
information about Jewish OLINGERs in Sweden?

Thank you.
Barbara OLINGER
Glencoe, Illinois, USA

also searching: KULI, ROSENBERG, MAGER, SEEMAN, ROZMANN, MANDEL,
PARNES (all in Galicia); BRANTMAN, SPECTOR (Lithuania)


Chag Sameaj Chanukah #ukraine

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear Genners:
I wish you, your family and all jewish people in the
world a healthy, happy Chanukah with peace.

Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@ciudad.com.ar
ananuta@yahoo.com
Buenos Aires
Argentina

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This goes for all of us, too! This is not the start of a thread.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Chag Sameaj Chanukah #ukraine

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear Genners:
I wish you, your family and all jewish people in the
world a healthy, happy Chanukah with peace.

Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@ciudad.com.ar
ananuta@yahoo.com
Buenos Aires
Argentina

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This goes for all of us, too! This is not the start of a thread.


Re: Origin of PINCHERLE of Italy #general

Jules Levin
 

How/why does a writer chose their special nom de plume? That is a question
I pondered on when I discovered today that the real name of Alberto Moravia,
the Italian novelist and writer, was actually PINCHERLE.
snip>>>>>>>>>

You may add to the puzzle the Italian Jewish writer Italo Svevo >from Trieste.
His real name was Schmidt. Trieste, part of Austria, seems
to have been an entry point into Italy for Ashkenazi
Jews.
Jules Levin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Origin of PINCHERLE of Italy #general

Jules Levin
 

How/why does a writer chose their special nom de plume? That is a question
I pondered on when I discovered today that the real name of Alberto Moravia,
the Italian novelist and writer, was actually PINCHERLE.
snip>>>>>>>>>

You may add to the puzzle the Italian Jewish writer Italo Svevo >from Trieste.
His real name was Schmidt. Trieste, part of Austria, seems
to have been an entry point into Italy for Ashkenazi
Jews.
Jules Levin


Re: Searching KUJAWSKI family Shoah survivors #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

This name seems rather common.I don't know if the following
information may help you. There were 5 KUJAWSKI deported >from France
during WWII. There is a POT on the site of Yad Vashem for one of them
and for his sister, but I couldn't find the name of his sister among
the Jews deported >from France. There are currently about 20 KUJAWSKI
in the French directory, and according to the index of French
naturalisations, 19 KUJAWSKI asked for the French nationality between
1900 and 1950.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching KUJAWSKI family Shoah survivors #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

This name seems rather common.I don't know if the following
information may help you. There were 5 KUJAWSKI deported >from France
during WWII. There is a POT on the site of Yad Vashem for one of them
and for his sister, but I couldn't find the name of his sister among
the Jews deported >from France. There are currently about 20 KUJAWSKI
in the French directory, and according to the index of French
naturalisations, 19 KUJAWSKI asked for the French nationality between
1900 and 1950.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Listing of Belchatow, Poland Jews Pre-1940 #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

In August 1992, on the 50th Anniversary of the Liquidation
of the Jewish Ghetto in Belchatow, representatives of Jewish
Belchatower Societies, led by Menachem Sharon, former
secretary of the Israeli embassy in Warsaw and now chairman
of the Belchatower Society in Israel, with the support of
the mayor of Belchatow, erected a memorial monument made
from parts of broken gravestones in a public park on the
site of the former Jewish cemetery. [See photos at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Belchatow/gravestones.ht
m ]. To see photos of the 1992 ceremony, go to
http://www.jri-poland.org/belchatow_memorial.htm

At the ceremony, Menachem Sharon was presented a 137-page
document listing all the Jews who lived in Belchatow as of
1939 along with their dates of birth (very few do not have
the dates included). This effort was led by the late Mr.
Boguslaw Dziedzic, Director of the Regional Museum in
Belchatow and the President of the Association of the
Friends of Belchatow. The list which contains the names of
over 6,000 Jews was compiled mostly >from the Belchatow Book
of Residents but may have also been added to >from vital
records and recollections of neighbors. Several of the names
appear more than once on the original list, probably because
people were listed a few times in the Book of Residents.
Sometimes a person is listed twice on the database but with
dates of birth that differ by one number. Possibly a
different date was reported depending upon who gave the
information at the time the Book of Residents was compiled.
The database reflects these inconsistencies.

Mr. Sharon presented this document to me in July 2004. Of
the 137 pages, one page (number 32) is missing. This would
contain up to 52 people with surnames beginning with the
letters "F" but mostly "G." The original list is in
alphabetical order but only as far as the first letter, so
the missing surnames can be any starting with these letters.

The database contains a few other obvious errors which are
present in the original list. These were not corrected, but
noted in a column added to the file.

This list is now searchbale on the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland website.

This information is accessible to you today thanks to the
efforts of two volunteers who helped prepare it for the
internet. The 137-page document was scanned by Hadassah
Lipsius. Logan Kleinwaks then took the scans and translated
them into type-written text using Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) technology. He then manually corrected any
obvious errors.

Thanks to Jewish Records Indexing-Poland for providing the
database expertise to make this information accessible and
to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website.

Happy Chanukah!!

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
Lodz ShtetLinks
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jri-Poland.org/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Listing of Belchatow, Poland Jews Pre-1940 #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

In August 1992, on the 50th Anniversary of the Liquidation
of the Jewish Ghetto in Belchatow, representatives of Jewish
Belchatower Societies, led by Menachem Sharon, former
secretary of the Israeli embassy in Warsaw and now chairman
of the Belchatower Society in Israel, with the support of
the mayor of Belchatow, erected a memorial monument made
from parts of broken gravestones in a public park on the
site of the former Jewish cemetery. [See photos at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Belchatow/gravestones.ht
m ]. To see photos of the 1992 ceremony, go to
http://www.jri-poland.org/belchatow_memorial.htm

At the ceremony, Menachem Sharon was presented a 137-page
document listing all the Jews who lived in Belchatow as of
1939 along with their dates of birth (very few do not have
the dates included). This effort was led by the late Mr.
Boguslaw Dziedzic, Director of the Regional Museum in
Belchatow and the President of the Association of the
Friends of Belchatow. The list which contains the names of
over 6,000 Jews was compiled mostly >from the Belchatow Book
of Residents but may have also been added to >from vital
records and recollections of neighbors. Several of the names
appear more than once on the original list, probably because
people were listed a few times in the Book of Residents.
Sometimes a person is listed twice on the database but with
dates of birth that differ by one number. Possibly a
different date was reported depending upon who gave the
information at the time the Book of Residents was compiled.
The database reflects these inconsistencies.

Mr. Sharon presented this document to me in July 2004. Of
the 137 pages, one page (number 32) is missing. This would
contain up to 52 people with surnames beginning with the
letters "F" but mostly "G." The original list is in
alphabetical order but only as far as the first letter, so
the missing surnames can be any starting with these letters.

The database contains a few other obvious errors which are
present in the original list. These were not corrected, but
noted in a column added to the file.

This list is now searchbale on the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland website.

This information is accessible to you today thanks to the
efforts of two volunteers who helped prepare it for the
internet. The 137-page document was scanned by Hadassah
Lipsius. Logan Kleinwaks then took the scans and translated
them into type-written text using Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) technology. He then manually corrected any
obvious errors.

Thanks to Jewish Records Indexing-Poland for providing the
database expertise to make this information accessible and
to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website.

Happy Chanukah!!

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
Lodz ShtetLinks
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jri-Poland.org/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html


Re: Lauer=Levi? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/13/2006 9:10:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@ecologicaltech.com writes:

<< 1) in addition to being a tribe, "levi" was also sometimes a given name.
2) having two hebrew names (i.e. "moshe levi") was not unusual, although
it was more usual that they be "double names" like zvi hirsh, or dov ber.
But some, like zalman shneur or shlomo baruch, were used, but not obviously
linked, except by usage.
3) it had been the custom to use a patronymic as if it were a middle name,
without inserting "ben" (as a modifier of the given name). I believe this
was the practice in some parts of Germany before surnames were required.
In that case, it is possible that "levi" was moshe's father's name. >>

==Yes, Levi is indeed a given name. But I have never observed it as the
second of a double name, presumably because it might be confused there with
tribal association. "Levi Yitzhak" is a common combination. Find me one who is
not (like, say, the Wurzburger Rov, Yitzhak Dov haLevi ), a Levite.

==You did not state the location of the tombstone. It is true, in German
practice before Jews were forced to take surnames, a Jew was officially known by
his personal name followed by his father's personal name. This was not a
Jewish custom and Jews generally used only the [first name] ben [father's firs't
name] in their records, in synagogues, in ketuvot, and on tombstones.

==I know of only one significant exception, Rabbi Samson Rafael Hirsch of
Frankfurt, founder of Modern Orthodoxy. The Rafael part was actually the first
name of his father in Hamburg who had taken the surname Frankfurter (because
of his origin in Frankfurt . . .). I therefore think it most unlikely that
Levi was Moshe's grandfather.

<< 4) both corners of the stone are chipped away (including the bet in
"baruch").
The line containing the name is fairly crowded, but they would have tried to
centre the inscription, and there is room for up to two more letters
after "levi" - the yiddish spelling of "lauer" could be
lamed-vav-yud-(ayin)-resh.>>

==No; the "au" sound required an aleph followed by a vav. IF there was no
room, the Mason would more likely have compromised with an lamed-aleph-resh
and a mark somewhere that it was an abbreviation. He would certainly not have
written "LVY." --especially not if, as you say, there was room for two more
letters.

==Without knowing the year and the geographic location, it is difficult to
make a better guess based on local customs. I am glad you have not totally
refuted my guess that the mason had to leave out the definite article, he,
because he had no room to write haLevi.

==Overriding everything: the Hebrew text in tombstone inscriptions
traditionally did not include a surname. City folk, and those less religious, were
more likely to ignore this, starting around say 1850 in Germany, perhaps 1900
in Eastern Europe.

==My suggestion to you: Remain open to the distinct possibility that you
will find that these folk are Levites, and the possibility that they chose the
name Lauer because it matched two of the Hebrew letters of Levi

Michael Bernet, New York


Need Info on Lubin Russia #general

sherwindu <sherwindu@...>
 

Anyone have information on the town of Lubin, formerly in Russia and
now in the Ukraine? My family was >from there and left during WWI. The rumors
we heard was that the town was destroyed by the Nazi's and nothing is left, not
even
the cemetery.

Sherwin Dubren
Morton Grove, IL