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Jewish Life In Lwow 1939 Old Film.wmv #galicia

Galicia Forever <vladis@...>
 

Dear all!

It is possible to get this film >from Polish site:

Jewish Life in Lwow 1939 - film
Jewish Life In Lwow 1939 Old Film.wmv

"Jewish Life in Lwow 1939" (Zycie Zydow we Lwowie 1939)
<http://www.chomikuj.pl/kparol>
password/haslo: xxxx [Password removed by moderator.]

Vladimir Semenov
Lvov

Moderator's Note: We thank Vlad for this link but cannot broadcast
his password. The 10-minute film is one of 300 films made available
online by the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. Go to
<http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/kv/intro1.html>, then click
"Jewish Communities" to access it and other films (including ones
on Kolbuszowa and Krakow). "Jewish Life in Lwow" can also be
accessed directly at
<http://switch3.castup.net/cunet/gm.asp?ai=148&ar=CMID23229>.


DRACH #galicia

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

I have learned a lot on the website about doing searches and have
made progress in trying to trace the various lines of my family,
most branches of which came >from Galicia. But I haven't made much
progress on my paternal grandfather, Samuel Drach, who was born in
1884 in Wojnilow (now Voynilov) and came to New York in 1904. I know
only that his father was named Jacob and he listed his mother as
Helen (nee Shippar, although the handwriting wasn't completely
clear). I see listings for many Drachs in Wojnilow and its environs
in the census on JewishGen, but none that remotely correspond to
his parents' names. The only other thing I know, through a
surviving relative, was that his first mother died early and he left
home at 13 because he didn't care for his stepmother. (I don't know
if the Helen Shippar was his natural mother or stepmother.)

I have also been unsuccesfully trying to establish the link between
my grandmother Anna (Ebert) Drach and a Friede Ebert of Bukaczowce,
who married an Abraham Mandel. I know >from a fellow participant on
JewishGen that Friede was a connection between my grandfather's
family (obviously through the Ebert side) and the Mandel line, but
other than knowing that Friede and Anna had different parents --
Friede's were Sam and Sylvia (Gross), and my grandmother's were
Mordechai and Neche (Kleinfeld) -- I cannot establish the
relationship. So, if anyone here is researching similar names and
has information, I'd appreciate that too.

If there is anything further I should try, I'd be grateful for
recommendations.

I also had one other question. While it is unlikely I would pursue
this to the point of visiting Voynilov, I assume given the fate of
its people in the Holocaust, there would be no great gain in doing
so. Is that right or wrong?

Bruce Drake
<bruce.drake@verizon.net>


Gesher Galicia Luncheon-IAJGS-SLC Conference #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce their luncheon program for this
summer's IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City.

The luncheon will take place on Monday, July 16th >from 12:30PM - 2:00PM,
and is open to all conference registrants, but you must register
specifically for this paid event on the website in order to attend.

Erin Einhorn, a reporter for the New York Daily News will be sharing a
fascinating family saga, spanning generations, which will be of
interest to all genealogical researchers, not just those with roots in
Galicia, so please consider joining us:

BENEATH THE SURFACE

When Erin Einhorn found the family that hid her mother, as an infant,
from the Nazis during the Holocaust she thought she'd created a
made-for-TV-reunion for two families thrown together by history. A man
who knew her mother as a child threw his arms around her and told her
the little girl had been like a sister to him. But the initial embrace
soon gave way to half a century's hurt feelings and resentments. She
soon found herself apologizing for choices made years before she was
born, untangling a real estate deal made on a handshake by people no
longer alive and struggling to prove the death of a great-grandfather
born in 1868. In a year spent living in Poland -- the country where her
mother was born -- she found the only known photo of grandmother and
shocking news about how she might have died. She met a rabbi who
annually brings kosher Chinese food to Krakow for a ritual meal and a
Polish nun who insists she's a Jew. She watched with amazement as
10,000 young Poles packed an outdoor plaza for a concert of Jewish
klezmer music and made a life for herself in a country where she feared
she'd hated. Now a reporter for the New York Daily News who is working
on a book about her experiences, she tells what she learned, how she
learned it, and how easy it was to debunk family memories and folklores
with documents tucked away in Polish archives.

To register for the conference and add the luncheon, go to the website:
http://www.slc2007.org

If you have already registered, but want to add this luncheon, which
involves an additional fee, go directly to:
http://www.eshow2000.com/IAJGS/registration_update.cfm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Life In Lwow 1939 Old Film.wmv #galicia

Galicia Forever <vladis@...>
 

Dear all!

It is possible to get this film >from Polish site:

Jewish Life in Lwow 1939 - film
Jewish Life In Lwow 1939 Old Film.wmv

"Jewish Life in Lwow 1939" (Zycie Zydow we Lwowie 1939)
<http://www.chomikuj.pl/kparol>
password/haslo: xxxx [Password removed by moderator.]

Vladimir Semenov
Lvov

Moderator's Note: We thank Vlad for this link but cannot broadcast
his password. The 10-minute film is one of 300 films made available
online by the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. Go to
<http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/kv/intro1.html>, then click
"Jewish Communities" to access it and other films (including ones
on Kolbuszowa and Krakow). "Jewish Life in Lwow" can also be
accessed directly at
<http://switch3.castup.net/cunet/gm.asp?ai=148&ar=CMID23229>.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia DRACH #galicia

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

I have learned a lot on the website about doing searches and have
made progress in trying to trace the various lines of my family,
most branches of which came >from Galicia. But I haven't made much
progress on my paternal grandfather, Samuel Drach, who was born in
1884 in Wojnilow (now Voynilov) and came to New York in 1904. I know
only that his father was named Jacob and he listed his mother as
Helen (nee Shippar, although the handwriting wasn't completely
clear). I see listings for many Drachs in Wojnilow and its environs
in the census on JewishGen, but none that remotely correspond to
his parents' names. The only other thing I know, through a
surviving relative, was that his first mother died early and he left
home at 13 because he didn't care for his stepmother. (I don't know
if the Helen Shippar was his natural mother or stepmother.)

I have also been unsuccesfully trying to establish the link between
my grandmother Anna (Ebert) Drach and a Friede Ebert of Bukaczowce,
who married an Abraham Mandel. I know >from a fellow participant on
JewishGen that Friede was a connection between my grandfather's
family (obviously through the Ebert side) and the Mandel line, but
other than knowing that Friede and Anna had different parents --
Friede's were Sam and Sylvia (Gross), and my grandmother's were
Mordechai and Neche (Kleinfeld) -- I cannot establish the
relationship. So, if anyone here is researching similar names and
has information, I'd appreciate that too.

If there is anything further I should try, I'd be grateful for
recommendations.

I also had one other question. While it is unlikely I would pursue
this to the point of visiting Voynilov, I assume given the fate of
its people in the Holocaust, there would be no great gain in doing
so. Is that right or wrong?

Bruce Drake
<bruce.drake@verizon.net>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia Luncheon-IAJGS-SLC Conference #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce their luncheon program for this
summer's IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City.

The luncheon will take place on Monday, July 16th >from 12:30PM - 2:00PM,
and is open to all conference registrants, but you must register
specifically for this paid event on the website in order to attend.

Erin Einhorn, a reporter for the New York Daily News will be sharing a
fascinating family saga, spanning generations, which will be of
interest to all genealogical researchers, not just those with roots in
Galicia, so please consider joining us:

BENEATH THE SURFACE

When Erin Einhorn found the family that hid her mother, as an infant,
from the Nazis during the Holocaust she thought she'd created a
made-for-TV-reunion for two families thrown together by history. A man
who knew her mother as a child threw his arms around her and told her
the little girl had been like a sister to him. But the initial embrace
soon gave way to half a century's hurt feelings and resentments. She
soon found herself apologizing for choices made years before she was
born, untangling a real estate deal made on a handshake by people no
longer alive and struggling to prove the death of a great-grandfather
born in 1868. In a year spent living in Poland -- the country where her
mother was born -- she found the only known photo of grandmother and
shocking news about how she might have died. She met a rabbi who
annually brings kosher Chinese food to Krakow for a ritual meal and a
Polish nun who insists she's a Jew. She watched with amazement as
10,000 young Poles packed an outdoor plaza for a concert of Jewish
klezmer music and made a life for herself in a country where she feared
she'd hated. Now a reporter for the New York Daily News who is working
on a book about her experiences, she tells what she learned, how she
learned it, and how easy it was to debunk family memories and folklores
with documents tucked away in Polish archives.

To register for the conference and add the luncheon, go to the website:
http://www.slc2007.org

If you have already registered, but want to add this luncheon, which
involves an additional fee, go directly to:
http://www.eshow2000.com/IAJGS/registration_update.cfm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Jewish Refugees in Tashkent WW2 #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,

Would like to draw your attention to the list of Jewish refugees
in Tashkent during WW2.

http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php#top

The list was compiled by the Holocaust Museum in Washington (USHMM).
It is very extensive. No soundex but you can click the first three
letters of the city of origin and it might help. Relevant mainly for
Jews >from Poland and the Ukraine including of course Galicia and
Polish Jews who escaped >from Germany after 1938.

Jacob Rosen
Amman, Jordan


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Refugees in Tashkent WW2 #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,

Would like to draw your attention to the list of Jewish refugees
in Tashkent during WW2.

http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php#top

The list was compiled by the Holocaust Museum in Washington (USHMM).
It is very extensive. No soundex but you can click the first three
letters of the city of origin and it might help. Relevant mainly for
Jews >from Poland and the Ukraine including of course Galicia and
Polish Jews who escaped >from Germany after 1938.

Jacob Rosen
Amman, Jordan


Re: Italian Gen Group databases #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

The German Gen Group has one too ......
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/default.htm
Sometimes you need to check both to find what you're looking for .....

"Michael Horowitz" wrote

I imagine you've all seen these databases developed by the Italian Gen Group?
at http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm
Unfortunately, the databases are incomplete, but it made my mouth water.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Italian Gen Group databases #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

The German Gen Group has one too ......
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/default.htm
Sometimes you need to check both to find what you're looking for .....

"Michael Horowitz" wrote

I imagine you've all seen these databases developed by the Italian Gen Group?
at http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm
Unfortunately, the databases are incomplete, but it made my mouth water.


Re Spoiled #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

While the previously-mentioned suggestions of "going" outside the web to do
research are all excellent, the most obvious one has not yet been mentioned
- attending the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
July 15-20 in Salt Lake City.

Not only is a Conference in itself a marvelous learning tool, this year's is
being held in the city that holds the most fabulous genealogy "candy store"
(Gary Mokotoff's term) in the world, the Family History Library:

"The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical
records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats;
4,500 periodicals; 700 electronic resources.

"The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600
million names of deceased individuals" (Christian and Jewish birth, marriage
and death records).

"The Pedigree Resource File database contains over 80 million names that are
linked into families.

"Records available are >from the United States, Canada, the British Isles,
Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

"In 2003, the collection increased monthly by an average of 4,100 rolls of
film, 700 books, and 16 electronic resources.

"A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived
before 1930.

"Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45
countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and
possessions.

There are:
202 patron computers
509 microfilm readers
36 microfiche readers
28 microfilm and microfiche copiers
4 microfilm scanners
15 book copiers
Seating capacity for 396 at tables
Orientation and research classes

If you don't know the site, go to www.familysearch.org to learn more about
the Library and its holdings.

If you have not yet registered for the Conference, go to www.slc2007.org,
read all about it, register and join hundreds of your fellow Jewish
genealogists at the genealogical capital of the world!

"The conference will provide:

World-renowned speakers,
Daily Jewish Film Festival,
Special Interest Group (SIG) programming,
Computer Genealogy Track,
Computer Workshops,
Free WIFI Access,
Breakfast with the experts,
Special Photographic Exhibits,
On-site Resource Room and
Genealogical Vendors
And more...
The convention site is the Hilton Salt Lake City Center."

Come a few days early or stay a few days longer to take advantage of the
Library and its holdings. I promise you, the 5-day Conference and your
research in the Library will be a genealogy experience like none other.

I am not on any Board, I am not a speaker. I am just a more-than-satisfied
genealogist who has attended many conferences where I have made many friends
with whom I have shared research stories and frustrations and learned a lot.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA
sbgoody@usa.net


LEVKOFF Family Reunion #general

Ann M. Hellman <hellmana@...>
 

The Henry Israel and Hannah PIATIGORSKY LEVKOFF family, who arrived in the
United States >from Kiev and environs in 1881, is having a 125th year reunion
in Charleston SC on May 11,12 and 13, 2007. We know we have missed some
family members, unintentionally, and want to invite you before you have to
wait another 125 years. If you are descended >from Jacob (PIATIGORSKY) JACOBS
and any of his 5 daughters (one of whom was Hannah and her husband, Henry
LEVKOFF) who also immigrated in 1881 please get in touch.

Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston, SC
hellmana@bellsouth.net

Researching: PIATIGORSKY/ JACOBS Kiev, Kishnev, Ukraine
LEVKOFF Berdichev, Ukraine
MEDINSKI/ MEDIN/ MEDDIN/ TENNENBAUM Kolonia Yakowlew, Belarus
JARINKES/ YARINKES, Drohiczyan, Belarus;
FEINTUCH Warshava, Poland; RUBIN/ FRANK Radoshkovichi, Belarus
HELLMAN, Riga, Latvia; ZIMANSKY Filipov, Poland; TEWEL Austria


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Spoiled #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

While the previously-mentioned suggestions of "going" outside the web to do
research are all excellent, the most obvious one has not yet been mentioned
- attending the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
July 15-20 in Salt Lake City.

Not only is a Conference in itself a marvelous learning tool, this year's is
being held in the city that holds the most fabulous genealogy "candy store"
(Gary Mokotoff's term) in the world, the Family History Library:

"The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical
records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats;
4,500 periodicals; 700 electronic resources.

"The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600
million names of deceased individuals" (Christian and Jewish birth, marriage
and death records).

"The Pedigree Resource File database contains over 80 million names that are
linked into families.

"Records available are >from the United States, Canada, the British Isles,
Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

"In 2003, the collection increased monthly by an average of 4,100 rolls of
film, 700 books, and 16 electronic resources.

"A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived
before 1930.

"Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45
countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and
possessions.

There are:
202 patron computers
509 microfilm readers
36 microfiche readers
28 microfilm and microfiche copiers
4 microfilm scanners
15 book copiers
Seating capacity for 396 at tables
Orientation and research classes

If you don't know the site, go to www.familysearch.org to learn more about
the Library and its holdings.

If you have not yet registered for the Conference, go to www.slc2007.org,
read all about it, register and join hundreds of your fellow Jewish
genealogists at the genealogical capital of the world!

"The conference will provide:

World-renowned speakers,
Daily Jewish Film Festival,
Special Interest Group (SIG) programming,
Computer Genealogy Track,
Computer Workshops,
Free WIFI Access,
Breakfast with the experts,
Special Photographic Exhibits,
On-site Resource Room and
Genealogical Vendors
And more...
The convention site is the Hilton Salt Lake City Center."

Come a few days early or stay a few days longer to take advantage of the
Library and its holdings. I promise you, the 5-day Conference and your
research in the Library will be a genealogy experience like none other.

I am not on any Board, I am not a speaker. I am just a more-than-satisfied
genealogist who has attended many conferences where I have made many friends
with whom I have shared research stories and frustrations and learned a lot.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA
sbgoody@usa.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEVKOFF Family Reunion #general

Ann M. Hellman <hellmana@...>
 

The Henry Israel and Hannah PIATIGORSKY LEVKOFF family, who arrived in the
United States >from Kiev and environs in 1881, is having a 125th year reunion
in Charleston SC on May 11,12 and 13, 2007. We know we have missed some
family members, unintentionally, and want to invite you before you have to
wait another 125 years. If you are descended >from Jacob (PIATIGORSKY) JACOBS
and any of his 5 daughters (one of whom was Hannah and her husband, Henry
LEVKOFF) who also immigrated in 1881 please get in touch.

Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston, SC
hellmana@bellsouth.net

Researching: PIATIGORSKY/ JACOBS Kiev, Kishnev, Ukraine
LEVKOFF Berdichev, Ukraine
MEDINSKI/ MEDIN/ MEDDIN/ TENNENBAUM Kolonia Yakowlew, Belarus
JARINKES/ YARINKES, Drohiczyan, Belarus;
FEINTUCH Warshava, Poland; RUBIN/ FRANK Radoshkovichi, Belarus
HELLMAN, Riga, Latvia; ZIMANSKY Filipov, Poland; TEWEL Austria


Translating Polish to English #general

Janice and Stanley <jsyelnat@...>
 

I received a report direct >from Polish Archives in Suwalki concerning great
grandparent.....that is the good news, but it was all in Polish....

I am looking for someone to translate it.

Stan Wyll
Dallas, Tx


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translating Polish to English #general

Janice and Stanley <jsyelnat@...>
 

I received a report direct >from Polish Archives in Suwalki concerning great
grandparent.....that is the good news, but it was all in Polish....

I am looking for someone to translate it.

Stan Wyll
Dallas, Tx


DASKAL/GEWIRTZ relatives #general

david maymon <dudumd@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am trying to find family relatives of the deceased GEWIRTZ Helena who
was a holocaust survivor.
If anyone knows of relatives, I would be pleased to hear >from them.
Enclosed full record details :
Last name: GEWIRTZ - First name: Helena ,Chaia Rachel
Maiden name: DASKAL
Father First name: Rafual
Date of Birth:7/12/1914 - Date of Death: 8/2/1992
Place during WWII :Bistritza, Transylvania, Romania
Place of Birth: Egeres, Hungary - Place of Death: Austria
Many Thanks
David Maymon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DASKAL/GEWIRTZ relatives #general

david maymon <dudumd@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am trying to find family relatives of the deceased GEWIRTZ Helena who
was a holocaust survivor.
If anyone knows of relatives, I would be pleased to hear >from them.
Enclosed full record details :
Last name: GEWIRTZ - First name: Helena ,Chaia Rachel
Maiden name: DASKAL
Father First name: Rafual
Date of Birth:7/12/1914 - Date of Death: 8/2/1992
Place during WWII :Bistritza, Transylvania, Romania
Place of Birth: Egeres, Hungary - Place of Death: Austria
Many Thanks
David Maymon


KATZ in Zvil [Novogrod-Volynsk] #general

Robert W. Kraft <bobbyalice@...>
 

I am trying to find information concerning the maiden name of the mother of
two sisters >from Zvil, [Novograd-Volynsk]. Her married name was KATZ

Ths sisters names are:
Fanny Katz,b. (c) 1879, [married Wolfe Landa in Dnepropvesk Ukraine]
Dora Katz, b.1881, [married Nathan Posner in Winnipeg Canada]

Both sisters immigrated to Winnipeg Canada c. 1900

(I realize this is a stab in the dark but I have run out of ideas on how to
find this information which would connect families I am researching.)

Bob Kraft
bobbyalice@hotmail.com

Researching:
Temes, Thomas, Laschinofsky, Hockman, Firestein Lesberg ,Landa, and Posner
in Ukraine;
Kraft, Kravchik, Volanski in Belarus;
Segalsky, Rom, Rome, Wener, Viner in Lithuania.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZ in Zvil [Novogrod-Volynsk] #general

Robert W. Kraft <bobbyalice@...>
 

I am trying to find information concerning the maiden name of the mother of
two sisters >from Zvil, [Novograd-Volynsk]. Her married name was KATZ

Ths sisters names are:
Fanny Katz,b. (c) 1879, [married Wolfe Landa in Dnepropvesk Ukraine]
Dora Katz, b.1881, [married Nathan Posner in Winnipeg Canada]

Both sisters immigrated to Winnipeg Canada c. 1900

(I realize this is a stab in the dark but I have run out of ideas on how to
find this information which would connect families I am researching.)

Bob Kraft
bobbyalice@hotmail.com

Researching:
Temes, Thomas, Laschinofsky, Hockman, Firestein Lesberg ,Landa, and Posner
in Ukraine;
Kraft, Kravchik, Volanski in Belarus;
Segalsky, Rom, Rome, Wener, Viner in Lithuania.