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Siegels from Poland #poland

Julia Maria Koszewska
 

Dear Friends,

I have just posted some photos on Viewmate:

Golda Siegel: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9792
Golda Siegel and friend:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9793
Golda Siegel and another friend:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9794
Golda and Nathan Siegel:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9795
Golda and Simra (Simcha?) Siegel:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9796

Soon I will post more photos where it's possible to see some
buildings >from the city/village where they've been living.

does anyone recognize people on photos: Golda, Nathan, Simra
(Simcha?) Siegels and/or Golda's friends?

I am looking for people that had known this family and/or those that
know the friends that appear on photos with Golda.
Does any one knows about this family? Some of the descendants are
living in Denmark today. But I am looking for those that might be the
descendants of Siegels that stayed in Poland and.. what happened to
them during the War. Did they managed to survive? If so, what was
their story, where they (or their descendants) are now?

Actually any information about this family is more than welcome.

I only know that they are >from Poland and in city/village (name
unknown) they had own bakery.

Best regards- Julia Koszewska
email: julia.koszewska@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Siegels from Poland #poland

Julia Maria Koszewska
 

Dear Friends,

I have just posted some photos on Viewmate:

Golda Siegel: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9792
Golda Siegel and friend:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9793
Golda Siegel and another friend:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9794
Golda and Nathan Siegel:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9795
Golda and Simra (Simcha?) Siegel:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9796

Soon I will post more photos where it's possible to see some
buildings >from the city/village where they've been living.

does anyone recognize people on photos: Golda, Nathan, Simra
(Simcha?) Siegels and/or Golda's friends?

I am looking for people that had known this family and/or those that
know the friends that appear on photos with Golda.
Does any one knows about this family? Some of the descendants are
living in Denmark today. But I am looking for those that might be the
descendants of Siegels that stayed in Poland and.. what happened to
them during the War. Did they managed to survive? If so, what was
their story, where they (or their descendants) are now?

Actually any information about this family is more than welcome.

I only know that they are >from Poland and in city/village (name
unknown) they had own bakery.

Best regards- Julia Koszewska
email: julia.koszewska@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JOWBR Cooperative Data Acquisition Project #belarus

Joyce Field
 

In order to facilitate the acquisition of substantially greater
amounts of data for the JewishGen Worldwide Burial Records Project
(JOWBR), JewishGen has embarked on a totally new approach. Together
with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI} of Kedumim,
Israel we are pleased to announce the first JOWBR Cooperative Data
Acquisition Project.

YZI is a highly professional major research group involved in the
supervision of numerous cemetery projects in Eastern Europe. With
this project in Poland as a pilot, JewishGen plans to expand the
approach by partnering with other groups of similar stature and
reputation.

This new initiative will enable our partner organizations to
communicate with the JewishGen constituency via our mailing lists and
the JewishGen-erosity program in order to raise the necessary funds
for designated sites. As soon as the funds are raised and the sites
restored, the final phase will be the photographing of the matzevot,
thus providing JOWBR the data which in many cases is the only
surviving record of our families. Once the inscriptions have been
translated into English according to the JOWBR protocol, the
translations and the photographs will be incorporated into the JOWBR
searchable database.

We believe this initiative is a win/win situation for JewishGenners
and the groups with which we partner. The groups gain heightened
visibility and the ability to raise funds for their projects >from the
interested constituency within JewishGen. JewishGenners will
benefit >from additional burial data on JOWBR. Each partner group
will be responsible for complying with all legal, religious,
preservation, and local requirements for performing any work in a
cemetery.

The success of these efforts will depend on JewishGenners making
generous donations. We all know that the rescue of tombstones in
eastern and central Europe is an immediate concern. Vandalism,
weather, lack of maintenance, and destruction over time by invaders
have left many cemeteries in dire condition.

To see the list of locations, the cost break-down, and the amount of
funds required just click on the town listed in the JewishGen-erosity
site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=32
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/JOWBR_YZI.htm.

We must act now to support efforts that will result in creating an
index to the information on the tombstones in order to preserve this
major part of our history for future generations.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Belarus SIG #Belarus JOWBR Cooperative Data Acquisition Project #belarus

Joyce Field
 

In order to facilitate the acquisition of substantially greater
amounts of data for the JewishGen Worldwide Burial Records Project
(JOWBR), JewishGen has embarked on a totally new approach. Together
with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI} of Kedumim,
Israel we are pleased to announce the first JOWBR Cooperative Data
Acquisition Project.

YZI is a highly professional major research group involved in the
supervision of numerous cemetery projects in Eastern Europe. With
this project in Poland as a pilot, JewishGen plans to expand the
approach by partnering with other groups of similar stature and
reputation.

This new initiative will enable our partner organizations to
communicate with the JewishGen constituency via our mailing lists and
the JewishGen-erosity program in order to raise the necessary funds
for designated sites. As soon as the funds are raised and the sites
restored, the final phase will be the photographing of the matzevot,
thus providing JOWBR the data which in many cases is the only
surviving record of our families. Once the inscriptions have been
translated into English according to the JOWBR protocol, the
translations and the photographs will be incorporated into the JOWBR
searchable database.

We believe this initiative is a win/win situation for JewishGenners
and the groups with which we partner. The groups gain heightened
visibility and the ability to raise funds for their projects >from the
interested constituency within JewishGen. JewishGenners will
benefit >from additional burial data on JOWBR. Each partner group
will be responsible for complying with all legal, religious,
preservation, and local requirements for performing any work in a
cemetery.

The success of these efforts will depend on JewishGenners making
generous donations. We all know that the rescue of tombstones in
eastern and central Europe is an immediate concern. Vandalism,
weather, lack of maintenance, and destruction over time by invaders
have left many cemeteries in dire condition.

To see the list of locations, the cost break-down, and the amount of
funds required just click on the town listed in the JewishGen-erosity
site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=32
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/JOWBR_YZI.htm.

We must act now to support efforts that will result in creating an
index to the information on the tombstones in order to preserve this
major part of our history for future generations.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


1927 Polish document-questions #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Several years ago, Alex Dunai obtained a few documents for me >from Rabbi
Kolesnik in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. One was completely in Polish, which I
recently had translated. It is >from the District Police Headquarters in
Stanislawow, regarding "statistics of religious communities", which are
comprised of Stanislawow, Halicz, Jezupol and Mariampol. The Jewish
populations for Stanislawow, Jezupol and Mariampol are given, but
surprisingly, for Halicz, only a Karaite population is mentioned, which was
numbered at 500.

The report states that they had "one synagogue, two ecclesiastics and one
Rabbi", and also that there was a six member administration, with "the
chairman being the farmer, Ezra Leonowicz".

A fellow Genner and I have been discussing this, and he is of the opinion
that the Rabbinical Jewish population was purposefully left out of this
report, as in the JRI-PL databases, there are 329 people who were >from
Halicz.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV
Searching: WEIDENFELD, BLEIMAN, MESSING, ZUKERMAN, GOLDSACH, ZWIRNBAUM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1927 Polish document-questions #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Several years ago, Alex Dunai obtained a few documents for me >from Rabbi
Kolesnik in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. One was completely in Polish, which I
recently had translated. It is >from the District Police Headquarters in
Stanislawow, regarding "statistics of religious communities", which are
comprised of Stanislawow, Halicz, Jezupol and Mariampol. The Jewish
populations for Stanislawow, Jezupol and Mariampol are given, but
surprisingly, for Halicz, only a Karaite population is mentioned, which was
numbered at 500.

The report states that they had "one synagogue, two ecclesiastics and one
Rabbi", and also that there was a six member administration, with "the
chairman being the farmer, Ezra Leonowicz".

A fellow Genner and I have been discussing this, and he is of the opinion
that the Rabbinical Jewish population was purposefully left out of this
report, as in the JRI-PL databases, there are 329 people who were >from
Halicz.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV
Searching: WEIDENFELD, BLEIMAN, MESSING, ZUKERMAN, GOLDSACH, ZWIRNBAUM


Re: JOWBR Cooperative Data Acquisition Project #belarus

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear BialyGenners --

The JOWBR project hits very close to home. Three of the communities
where they plan to photograph tombstones are in the Bialystok
district. One of them is Tykocin (my grandmother's home town, with
500+ matzevot). I've contributed, and I urge you to do so, too.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
San Antonio, TX
seeking: TOPPER, KAPLAN, JESEWICZ in Tykocin


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: JOWBR Cooperative Data Acquisition Project #poland

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear BialyGenners --

The JOWBR project hits very close to home. Three of the communities
where they plan to photograph tombstones are in the Bialystok
district. One of them is Tykocin (my grandmother's home town, with
500+ matzevot). I've contributed, and I urge you to do so, too.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
San Antonio, TX
seeking: TOPPER, KAPLAN, JESEWICZ in Tykocin


Vital Records Translation (VRT) project update #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The blog at the VRT website has been updated to list additional
translations recently received. You can read the blog at
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x/litvaksigvitalrecordstranslationproject

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vital Records Translation (VRT) project update #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The blog at the VRT website has been updated to list additional
translations recently received. You can read the blog at
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x/litvaksigvitalrecordstranslationproject

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project


Occupations of Eastern European Jews 18th- 19th centuries #poland

Elaine Farran
 

As part of my family history research,I have been
trying to learn what life was actually like for our
"typical" ancestors (if there is such a thing), living
in Eastern Europe and specifically in Poland during
the 17th and 18th centuries. Is there a book or
website that can address this?

Also, in my research, I have learned that some of my
male anscestors engaged in the following occupations,
and would appreciate a translation and explanation of
the following:
wyrobnik
synkarc soli
przyrod
speklulant
handlarz
synklarz

Thank you



Elaine Farran
Long Beach NY
Researching
SZAMPANIER/CHAMPANIER/CHENCHINSKA(& variations)- Konskie, Piotrkow,Lodz
MIODOWICZ,PEYSACHOW, ELBINGER - Konskie and environs
FRISCH/FRYSZ, CHENCHINSKAYA (& variations) - Piotrkow, Lodz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Translations of Polish occupations into English and
French may be found at http://www.jri.poland.org/bizdir/occupations.xls


JRI Poland #Poland Occupations of Eastern European Jews 18th- 19th centuries #poland

Elaine Farran
 

As part of my family history research,I have been
trying to learn what life was actually like for our
"typical" ancestors (if there is such a thing), living
in Eastern Europe and specifically in Poland during
the 17th and 18th centuries. Is there a book or
website that can address this?

Also, in my research, I have learned that some of my
male anscestors engaged in the following occupations,
and would appreciate a translation and explanation of
the following:
wyrobnik
synkarc soli
przyrod
speklulant
handlarz
synklarz

Thank you



Elaine Farran
Long Beach NY
Researching
SZAMPANIER/CHAMPANIER/CHENCHINSKA(& variations)- Konskie, Piotrkow,Lodz
MIODOWICZ,PEYSACHOW, ELBINGER - Konskie and environs
FRISCH/FRYSZ, CHENCHINSKAYA (& variations) - Piotrkow, Lodz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Translations of Polish occupations into English and
French may be found at http://www.jri.poland.org/bizdir/occupations.xls


Re: U.S. Border Crossing records now available through the "One-Step"website #general

Paul Silverstone <paulh@...>
 

It has never been clear to me what the criteria are for having a listing
in these records. I have found my various uncles and cousins, but
usually only once, whereas they all traveled many times, back and forth.
Can anyone explain what provoked a card in the file, and what did not?
Paul Silverstone

Joy Weaver wrote:

On my father's side, I've found records of several crossings in the NARA
Soundex cards of St. Alban's records, but only one instance appears in
the Ancestry.com listings online. (I checked that out of curiosity when
I couldn't find my maternal family).
Paul Silverstone
New York

Please reply to: paulh@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: U.S. Border Crossing records now available through the "One-Step"website #general

Paul Silverstone <paulh@...>
 

It has never been clear to me what the criteria are for having a listing
in these records. I have found my various uncles and cousins, but
usually only once, whereas they all traveled many times, back and forth.
Can anyone explain what provoked a card in the file, and what did not?
Paul Silverstone

Joy Weaver wrote:

On my father's side, I've found records of several crossings in the NARA
Soundex cards of St. Alban's records, but only one instance appears in
the Ancestry.com listings online. (I checked that out of curiosity when
I couldn't find my maternal family).
Paul Silverstone
New York

Please reply to: paulh@...


Re: Finding Information about Victims at Yad Vashem #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hi,

About 100,000 Jews >from Bialystok Province were sent to Treblinka during
November of 1942. The Germans made a decision to liquidate all the
ghettos in the province that had been formed in the Jewish towns. Only
the ghetto in the provincial capital of Bialystok was allowed to remain.
The rest of the province was to be made free of Jews. Most often people
were taken to collection points often with the assistance of the Polish
police and with the service of the Polish peasant's carts, then they
were transported to Treblinka by train when such transportation was
available. The Germans did not make lists of names of people in such
transports, so none is available. At Treblinka they also did not make
lists of names of people who arrived for killing. Treblinka was not a
concentration or slave labor camp. It was a death camp where almost
everyone was murdered within 24hrs of their arrival.

Your best bet for finding specific information on your family would be
in the Siemiatycze Yizkor Book, the Siemiatycze Pages of Testimony at
Yad Vashem, or perhaps testimony >from Siemiatycze survivors that may be
in file 301 at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Many of us
from Bialystok Province can only assume that many of our relatives
"lost" in the Shoa were among those deported >from our towns in November
of 1942, and were among the at least 750,000 Jews murdered at Treblinka.
There are however quite a few other possibilities, as there were quite a
number of other places and ways to die. Of course I understand your
desire to positively identify and obtain specific information about your
"missing" relatives. Satisfaction in this matter is usually quite
limited or not available at all. Countless numbers of these people are
now like, or very nearly like they had never been. Their ashes were
likely "scattered upon the four winds". I'm also quite aware that I have
relatives (many of them children) whose names I don't know, who
"disappeared" in the Shoa, and who very possibly were murdered in
Treblinka on November 10th 1942, but there is no way to prove it.

Good Luck,

Tilford Bartman, www.zabludow.com

tina levine wrote:

Relatives of mine >from Siemiatycze in Poland, were
murdered by the Nazis between November 2-9, 1942 when
the shtetl was liquidated and the Jewish residents
sent to Treblinka.

I am trying to find out if at Yad Vashem there exists
more information about the fate of my relatives.
Specifically, I'm trying to find out the date they
were murdered and first names of children and
grandchildren.

If such information exists, can it only be obtained in
person at Yad Vashem or can it be requested by mail or
email?

Thanks for any information.

Tina Pachter Levine
NYC

Searching the following family names >from Siemiatycze:
PACHTER, KLEPACKI, LITMAN, LOIFERMAN
---
Sender: tina levine <tsl553@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Information about Victims at Yad Vashem #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hi,

About 100,000 Jews >from Bialystok Province were sent to Treblinka during
November of 1942. The Germans made a decision to liquidate all the
ghettos in the province that had been formed in the Jewish towns. Only
the ghetto in the provincial capital of Bialystok was allowed to remain.
The rest of the province was to be made free of Jews. Most often people
were taken to collection points often with the assistance of the Polish
police and with the service of the Polish peasant's carts, then they
were transported to Treblinka by train when such transportation was
available. The Germans did not make lists of names of people in such
transports, so none is available. At Treblinka they also did not make
lists of names of people who arrived for killing. Treblinka was not a
concentration or slave labor camp. It was a death camp where almost
everyone was murdered within 24hrs of their arrival.

Your best bet for finding specific information on your family would be
in the Siemiatycze Yizkor Book, the Siemiatycze Pages of Testimony at
Yad Vashem, or perhaps testimony >from Siemiatycze survivors that may be
in file 301 at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Many of us
from Bialystok Province can only assume that many of our relatives
"lost" in the Shoa were among those deported >from our towns in November
of 1942, and were among the at least 750,000 Jews murdered at Treblinka.
There are however quite a few other possibilities, as there were quite a
number of other places and ways to die. Of course I understand your
desire to positively identify and obtain specific information about your
"missing" relatives. Satisfaction in this matter is usually quite
limited or not available at all. Countless numbers of these people are
now like, or very nearly like they had never been. Their ashes were
likely "scattered upon the four winds". I'm also quite aware that I have
relatives (many of them children) whose names I don't know, who
"disappeared" in the Shoa, and who very possibly were murdered in
Treblinka on November 10th 1942, but there is no way to prove it.

Good Luck,

Tilford Bartman, www.zabludow.com

tina levine wrote:

Relatives of mine >from Siemiatycze in Poland, were
murdered by the Nazis between November 2-9, 1942 when
the shtetl was liquidated and the Jewish residents
sent to Treblinka.

I am trying to find out if at Yad Vashem there exists
more information about the fate of my relatives.
Specifically, I'm trying to find out the date they
were murdered and first names of children and
grandchildren.

If such information exists, can it only be obtained in
person at Yad Vashem or can it be requested by mail or
email?

Thanks for any information.

Tina Pachter Levine
NYC

Searching the following family names >from Siemiatycze:
PACHTER, KLEPACKI, LITMAN, LOIFERMAN
---
Sender: tina levine <tsl553@...>


Home of Peace Cemetery, Los Angeles #general

ELIAS SAVADA
 

I am looking for a listserv reader who has a copy of the Home of
Peace Cemetery (Los Angeles) CD-ROM issued 2 years ago by the
Southern California Genealogical Society to assist with a few lookups.

Please contact me *off list*.

Eli Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Home of Peace Cemetery, Los Angeles #general

ELIAS SAVADA
 

I am looking for a listserv reader who has a copy of the Home of
Peace Cemetery (Los Angeles) CD-ROM issued 2 years ago by the
Southern California Genealogical Society to assist with a few lookups.

Please contact me *off list*.

Eli Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


Australian WW1 records online #general

Doug Mason
 

At

http://www.naa.gov.au/the_collection/gift-to-the-nation.html

the National Archives of Australia has provided online the records of
376,000 men and women who served with the Australian Army in World War I.

Doug Mason
Melbourne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Australian WW1 records online #general

Doug Mason
 

At

http://www.naa.gov.au/the_collection/gift-to-the-nation.html

the National Archives of Australia has provided online the records of
376,000 men and women who served with the Australian Army in World War I.

Doug Mason
Melbourne