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Searching for Ladislaw Fisch from England #lithuania

עמירה משיח <amira_m@...>
 

Shalom Everyone,

I have a family relative named 'Ladislav Fisch' he is an expert in
taking care of communication in deaf children. I know he is living in
England, and he is got two children - Robert and Barbara. Could be that
Ladislav has passed away because he has been born around 1900 - 1930.
I tried search for him in England's White Pages but found nothing.
I'm asking for your help, fellow researchers, in locating / finding this
person.

I will be happy for all kinds of help.
please replay privately,

Thanks,
Amira Mashiah, Israel.
amira_m@masaryk.org.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching for Ladislaw Fisch from England #lithuania

עמירה משיח <amira_m@...>
 

Shalom Everyone,

I have a family relative named 'Ladislav Fisch' he is an expert in
taking care of communication in deaf children. I know he is living in
England, and he is got two children - Robert and Barbara. Could be that
Ladislav has passed away because he has been born around 1900 - 1930.
I tried search for him in England's White Pages but found nothing.
I'm asking for your help, fellow researchers, in locating / finding this
person.

I will be happy for all kinds of help.
please replay privately,

Thanks,
Amira Mashiah, Israel.
amira_m@masaryk.org.il


Minutes of Jan 7, 2007 meeting of Board of Directors #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

The Minutes for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the LitvakSIG,
held on January 7, 2007. have been placed on the LitvakSIG website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/HTML/minutes.htm

You can go directly to the minutes,(and link to minutes of earlier meetings
at the bottom of the page,)

or begin on our homepage http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak
and scroll down the page to "Minutes."

Respectfully submitted,

David Hoffman
Secretary
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Minutes of Jan 7, 2007 meeting of Board of Directors #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

The Minutes for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the LitvakSIG,
held on January 7, 2007. have been placed on the LitvakSIG website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/HTML/minutes.htm

You can go directly to the minutes,(and link to minutes of earlier meetings
at the bottom of the page,)

or begin on our homepage http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak
and scroll down the page to "Minutes."

Respectfully submitted,

David Hoffman
Secretary
LitvakSIG


Rev. Jacob MATZ #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

While looking at something else, I happened upon an obit in the Jewish
Chronicle issue of August 22, 1913, for Rev. Jacob MATZ, the First Reader of
the Manchester New Synagogue, Manchester, England, who died on August 21,
1913.

I thought it might be of interest to someone who was researching this family
or the towns he was from.

He was born in Rumsiskis, Lithuania, into a long line of rabbis as indicated
by his name (this is a quote >from the article). Upon visiting the nearby
shtetl of Janova at the age of 11, he was taken under the tutelege of the
local Chazan Ephraim Libovitz. He was considered a musical prodigy and
turned >from the rabbinate to become a chazan. He had several fine positions
prior to coming to Manchester. He married the daughter of Chazan Libowitz.

I know nothing further about Rev. Matz.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rev. Jacob MATZ #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

While looking at something else, I happened upon an obit in the Jewish
Chronicle issue of August 22, 1913, for Rev. Jacob MATZ, the First Reader of
the Manchester New Synagogue, Manchester, England, who died on August 21,
1913.

I thought it might be of interest to someone who was researching this family
or the towns he was from.

He was born in Rumsiskis, Lithuania, into a long line of rabbis as indicated
by his name (this is a quote >from the article). Upon visiting the nearby
shtetl of Janova at the age of 11, he was taken under the tutelege of the
local Chazan Ephraim Libovitz. He was considered a musical prodigy and
turned >from the rabbinate to become a chazan. He had several fine positions
prior to coming to Manchester. He married the daughter of Chazan Libowitz.

I know nothing further about Rev. Matz.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Need translation of Hebrew on three tombstones #general

Carrie <hetaerae@...>
 

Hello! I'm hoping someone will translate three Hebrew inscriptions on
tombstones in the Chevra Kadisha cemetery here in St. Louis. They are the
tombstones of Sam Appelbaum/Applebaum, his brother Frank and his wife, and
Frank's son Paul and his wife.

To view photographs of the tombstone inscriptions, either click on the
links below, or cut and paste them into a browser. Sam and his brother
Frank are believed to be immigrants >from Russia, possibly Minsk.

Also, "Sam" and "Frank" are probably Americanized versions of their Hebrew
names. Can someone tell me what the original names may have been?

http://home.swbell.net/hetaerae/frank.jpg

http://home.swbell.net/hetaerae/paul.jpg

http://home.swbell.net/hetaerae/sam.jpg

Carrie Odum
St. Louis, Missouri
Researching APPLEBAUM / APPELBAUM

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need translation of Hebrew on three tombstones #general

Carrie <hetaerae@...>
 

Hello! I'm hoping someone will translate three Hebrew inscriptions on
tombstones in the Chevra Kadisha cemetery here in St. Louis. They are the
tombstones of Sam Appelbaum/Applebaum, his brother Frank and his wife, and
Frank's son Paul and his wife.

To view photographs of the tombstone inscriptions, either click on the
links below, or cut and paste them into a browser. Sam and his brother
Frank are believed to be immigrants >from Russia, possibly Minsk.

Also, "Sam" and "Frank" are probably Americanized versions of their Hebrew
names. Can someone tell me what the original names may have been?

http://home.swbell.net/hetaerae/frank.jpg

http://home.swbell.net/hetaerae/paul.jpg

http://home.swbell.net/hetaerae/sam.jpg

Carrie Odum
St. Louis, Missouri
Researching APPLEBAUM / APPELBAUM

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


German Civil Registry Law reform approved by Parliament #germany

andreas.schwab@...
 

The reform of the German civil registry law (Personenstandsrechtsreformgesetz)
has finally been approved by Parliament on Dec 15, 2006.

Most of its provisions will take effect on Jan 1. 2009.

The final text has not been published on the internet yet. The latest
version of the bill is here:
http://www.openplenum.org/files/PStRG2006-11-23BMI-Fassung.pdf

The latest amendments before adoption (not relevant for genealogy):
http://dip.bundestag.de/btd/16/033/1603309.pdf

The most important provision is that older records
will be released for non-descendants.

See also my post of Wed, 16 Aug 2006

Andreas Schwab andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca Montreal Canada


German SIG #Germany German Civil Registry Law reform approved by Parliament #germany

andreas.schwab@...
 

The reform of the German civil registry law (Personenstandsrechtsreformgesetz)
has finally been approved by Parliament on Dec 15, 2006.

Most of its provisions will take effect on Jan 1. 2009.

The final text has not been published on the internet yet. The latest
version of the bill is here:
http://www.openplenum.org/files/PStRG2006-11-23BMI-Fassung.pdf

The latest amendments before adoption (not relevant for genealogy):
http://dip.bundestag.de/btd/16/033/1603309.pdf

The most important provision is that older records
will be released for non-descendants.

See also my post of Wed, 16 Aug 2006

Andreas Schwab andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca Montreal Canada


West Park Cemetery #southafrica

Jjlaca@...
 

As I recently posted, I am visiting SA and went into WPC. I have three
photographs of the entrance, the Jewish War Memorial and a map of the cemetery
for any who are interested. Please contact me directly if you would like to
see these photos.

I also took many pictures of headstones for two people, whose printed out
e-mails I have misplaced. Please contact me off list ASAP so I can send your
pictures to you. I am sure I will locate your addresses sooner rather than
later but I want to send you your pictures sooner. (smile)

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles (currently in Johannesburg)


S.A. Zionist Youth Movements #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

A few people have responded to my request for
material on Youth Movements and at the same time
asked for the site.

Please note that the S.A. Zionist Youth Movements site
is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/youth-movements/index.htm

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica West Park Cemetery #southafrica

Jjlaca@...
 

As I recently posted, I am visiting SA and went into WPC. I have three
photographs of the entrance, the Jewish War Memorial and a map of the cemetery
for any who are interested. Please contact me directly if you would like to
see these photos.

I also took many pictures of headstones for two people, whose printed out
e-mails I have misplaced. Please contact me off list ASAP so I can send your
pictures to you. I am sure I will locate your addresses sooner rather than
later but I want to send you your pictures sooner. (smile)

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles (currently in Johannesburg)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica S.A. Zionist Youth Movements #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

A few people have responded to my request for
material on Youth Movements and at the same time
asked for the site.

Please note that the S.A. Zionist Youth Movements site
is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/youth-movements/index.htm

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Re: Nairobi Hebrew Congregation #southafrica

Mike Getz <mikegetz005@...>
 

Saul,
Nairobi is an interesting community.
Yaakov Meridor was imprisoned in Gilgil. Etzel prisoners >from Palestine
(around 1946) were sent there by the British.
A source for more details could be Harry Hurwitz at the Begin Center in
Jerusalem > The then Chief Rabbi of Johannesburg, Louis Rabinowitz, led a
project to get travel documents to Yaakov Meridor in Gilgil and facilitate
his escape.

Mike Getz

-----Original Message-----
From: Saul Issroff [mailto:saul@shaul.homechoice.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:57 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] Nairobi Hebrew Congregation

Randy Fleitman <fleitmanrh@hotmail.com> , a member of the Executive
Council and the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation (NHC) website administrator
has advised that their website is now fully functional. The URL is
<www.nhc.co.ke>. To quote "This will help ensure that people looking
for information on the Jewish community in Africa become aware of our
website as source of information" .

It is an interesting community. I am told that Nairobi, Gaberones
(Botswana), Plettenberg Bay and Umhlanga Rocks are the only Jewish
communities in Africa that are still slowly growing!

Looking at the site I see a note about the internment camp (British) at
Gilgil. Does anyone have a list of those that were interned there? I
believe Yaakov Meridor was an internee at one time, but I may have this
incorrect.

Saul Issroff


Re: Jewish Chronicle Archives #southafrica

Harold Arkoff <hbarkoff@...>
 

Interesting but I couldn't figure out how to get a free initial search for
"Cradock" for example. Can you tell me how to do that? Many thanks.
Harold Arkoff Researching LURIE, Cradock, S.A. and Somerset East.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Rabinowitz [mailto:annrab@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:57 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] Jewish Chronicle Archives

The Jewish Chronicle Archives, http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx, can be a very

helpful resource for locating information on your South African Jewish
families.

Whilst many of the items of information provided by the Jewish Chronicle can

also be found in South African sources, these resources are not readily
available to most of us who live outside South Africa.

The Jewish Chronicle Archives provide the researcher with an easily
accessible means of viewing the actual page(s) of information on-line.
Initial searches can be conducted for free, although for the actual full
article there is a cost involved.

Among other things, there are birth, engagement, marriage, and death
announcements for South African Jews along with stories relating to them.

You can search by name, but also by South African town such as Port
Elizabeth and get numerous references to community events which list names
of families.

The September 16, 1898 issue of the Jewish Chronicle has a section entitled
"Jottings >from South Africa" and has info on Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port
Elizabeth and Pretoria and includes the names of granduates of UCT and much
about the new synagogue in Pretoria which was consecrated on August 17,
1898.

In addition, there are many articles which refer to travel and provide the
names of ships, itineraries and costs.

Further, there are articles which give info on the Jewish communities in
various towns such as the article on Port Elizabeth >from May 16, 1873, which

states that it has 20 Jewish families. In addition, it mentions the
circumcision on March 18, 1873, in Grahamstown, of the son of the Hon. S.
Jacobs, solicitor general of the Cape Colony, by Rev. S. Rapaport.

An interesting article >from July 16, 1875, discusses the appeal for funds
for a new synagogue in Port Elizabeth and the resulting outpouring >from the
Christian community to support this effort.

One can find a wealth of historic information about so many things in this
Archive and it is well worth taking advantage of.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: Nairobi Hebrew Congregation #southafrica

Mike Getz <mikegetz005@...>
 

Saul,
Nairobi is an interesting community.
Yaakov Meridor was imprisoned in Gilgil. Etzel prisoners >from Palestine
(around 1946) were sent there by the British.
A source for more details could be Harry Hurwitz at the Begin Center in
Jerusalem > The then Chief Rabbi of Johannesburg, Louis Rabinowitz, led a
project to get travel documents to Yaakov Meridor in Gilgil and facilitate
his escape.

Mike Getz

-----Original Message-----
From: Saul Issroff [mailto:saul@shaul.homechoice.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:57 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] Nairobi Hebrew Congregation

Randy Fleitman <fleitmanrh@hotmail.com> , a member of the Executive
Council and the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation (NHC) website administrator
has advised that their website is now fully functional. The URL is
<www.nhc.co.ke>. To quote "This will help ensure that people looking
for information on the Jewish community in Africa become aware of our
website as source of information" .

It is an interesting community. I am told that Nairobi, Gaberones
(Botswana), Plettenberg Bay and Umhlanga Rocks are the only Jewish
communities in Africa that are still slowly growing!

Looking at the site I see a note about the internment camp (British) at
Gilgil. Does anyone have a list of those that were interned there? I
believe Yaakov Meridor was an internee at one time, but I may have this
incorrect.

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: Jewish Chronicle Archives #southafrica

Harold Arkoff <hbarkoff@...>
 

Interesting but I couldn't figure out how to get a free initial search for
"Cradock" for example. Can you tell me how to do that? Many thanks.
Harold Arkoff Researching LURIE, Cradock, S.A. and Somerset East.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Rabinowitz [mailto:annrab@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:57 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] Jewish Chronicle Archives

The Jewish Chronicle Archives, http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx, can be a very

helpful resource for locating information on your South African Jewish
families.

Whilst many of the items of information provided by the Jewish Chronicle can

also be found in South African sources, these resources are not readily
available to most of us who live outside South Africa.

The Jewish Chronicle Archives provide the researcher with an easily
accessible means of viewing the actual page(s) of information on-line.
Initial searches can be conducted for free, although for the actual full
article there is a cost involved.

Among other things, there are birth, engagement, marriage, and death
announcements for South African Jews along with stories relating to them.

You can search by name, but also by South African town such as Port
Elizabeth and get numerous references to community events which list names
of families.

The September 16, 1898 issue of the Jewish Chronicle has a section entitled
"Jottings >from South Africa" and has info on Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port
Elizabeth and Pretoria and includes the names of granduates of UCT and much
about the new synagogue in Pretoria which was consecrated on August 17,
1898.

In addition, there are many articles which refer to travel and provide the
names of ships, itineraries and costs.

Further, there are articles which give info on the Jewish communities in
various towns such as the article on Port Elizabeth >from May 16, 1873, which

states that it has 20 Jewish families. In addition, it mentions the
circumcision on March 18, 1873, in Grahamstown, of the son of the Hon. S.
Jacobs, solicitor general of the Cape Colony, by Rev. S. Rapaport.

An interesting article >from July 16, 1875, discusses the appeal for funds
for a new synagogue in Port Elizabeth and the resulting outpouring >from the
Christian community to support this effort.

One can find a wealth of historic information about so many things in this
Archive and it is well worth taking advantage of.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Book on the Jews of Nograd #hungary

Andras Koltai <kolamcg@...>
 

Dear All,

I have just got hold of the book "On noman's land;
Data, sources, documents on the Holocaust of the Jewry
in Nograd", written by Cecilia Szederjesi and Arpad
Tyekvicska, published by the Nograd county archives in
2006.

The book is 746 pages long and comes with a searchable
CD-ROM. Though it says it covers the Holocaust in the
region, it covers a lot more. It has at least 100
photos and long long long lists of names. First it
shows different documents how the ghettoisation and
deportation happened. But more than half of the book
deals with the history of the Jews in every place in
the county. It even goes back to the middle of the
18th century; covers the censi, tells us who the
leaders of the different communities were, etc. Shows
pictures of the cemetery and lists the victims of the
Shoa - their names, ages, the source the information
was taken from. Even places belonging to Slovakia,
previously part of Nograd, are listed.

The book is really a goldmine. In case you are looking
for somebody in the region, I would be glad to check
upon him / her for you in the book. Please contact me
off-list.

Best regards,
Andras Koltai
Budapest, Hungary


Hungary SIG #Hungary Book on the Jews of Nograd #hungary

Andras Koltai <kolamcg@...>
 

Dear All,

I have just got hold of the book "On noman's land;
Data, sources, documents on the Holocaust of the Jewry
in Nograd", written by Cecilia Szederjesi and Arpad
Tyekvicska, published by the Nograd county archives in
2006.

The book is 746 pages long and comes with a searchable
CD-ROM. Though it says it covers the Holocaust in the
region, it covers a lot more. It has at least 100
photos and long long long lists of names. First it
shows different documents how the ghettoisation and
deportation happened. But more than half of the book
deals with the history of the Jews in every place in
the county. It even goes back to the middle of the
18th century; covers the censi, tells us who the
leaders of the different communities were, etc. Shows
pictures of the cemetery and lists the victims of the
Shoa - their names, ages, the source the information
was taken from. Even places belonging to Slovakia,
previously part of Nograd, are listed.

The book is really a goldmine. In case you are looking
for somebody in the region, I would be glad to check
upon him / her for you in the book. Please contact me
off-list.

Best regards,
Andras Koltai
Budapest, Hungary