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phonebook israel #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

Hello all

I need hepl to locate and contact by phone Shlomo Limonad or Kharin, living ** Herzl
street, in Ramat Gan or Holon, Israel.

Many thanks


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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen phonebook israel #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

Hello all

I need hepl to locate and contact by phone Shlomo Limonad or Kharin, living ** Herzl
street, in Ramat Gan or Holon, Israel.

Many thanks


MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Baumgarten - suburb of Vienna #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Austria-Czech SIG digest wrote:

I recently replied to Ora Kuris-Baumgarten in Jerusalem who is still searching
for the place/village/town called Baumgarten after which it is suggested the
BAUMGARTEN family is named: " My family's name is BAUMGARTEN. Its origin is in
Moravia (18th-19th cen.).......".
My comment was that it may not be a toponymic name at all and if it was,
Baumgarten may not be in Moravia.

"Baumgarten" is also an area in Vienna that was originally independent
next to Huetteldorf, today it is still traceable in two street names in
the 14th district: "Baumgartenstrasse" and "Baumgartner Hoehe", there is
also a "Baumgartner Friedhof" in the area,

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Baumgarten - suburb of Vienna #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Austria-Czech SIG digest wrote:

I recently replied to Ora Kuris-Baumgarten in Jerusalem who is still searching
for the place/village/town called Baumgarten after which it is suggested the
BAUMGARTEN family is named: " My family's name is BAUMGARTEN. Its origin is in
Moravia (18th-19th cen.).......".
My comment was that it may not be a toponymic name at all and if it was,
Baumgarten may not be in Moravia.

"Baumgarten" is also an area in Vienna that was originally independent
next to Huetteldorf, today it is still traceable in two street names in
the 14th district: "Baumgartenstrasse" and "Baumgartner Hoehe", there is
also a "Baumgartner Friedhof" in the area,

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Re: 1907 Austrian gazetteer now online #austria-czech

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Thanks to Bob Lenk for letting me know that the Bohemia
volume (9) of the Gemeindelexikon is missing >from the BYU
website. The German and Czech versions of the Moravia book
are both Volume 10.

I've emailed the BYU library to ask about the Bohemia book.
I'll pass along their response.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


The multi-volume gazetteer is now available on the
website of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Llbrary.
snip>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: 1907 Austrian gazetteer now online #austria-czech

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Thanks to Bob Lenk for letting me know that the Bohemia
volume (9) of the Gemeindelexikon is missing >from the BYU
website. The German and Czech versions of the Moravia book
are both Volume 10.

I've emailed the BYU library to ask about the Bohemia book.
I'll pass along their response.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


The multi-volume gazetteer is now available on the
website of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Llbrary.
snip>>


Re: Prague prison-"Chiquita and Johnson" #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Denise Abzill writes:
< 1930s and early 1940s called "Chiquita and Johnson". He said she was traveling
with false papers (she was Jewish) and was eventually caught by the authorities
I did a quick digitized newspaper search, and even though there were no articles I
could find until the 1950s....ones >from those decades provided information about
this "acrobatic dance team" and mentioned how they had fled >from Russia when
Chiquita was ordered back there by her Russian ballet master. The dancers "got to
American after appearances in Africa, Cuba and Mexico." They were also signed to a
movie deal by producer Sam Wiesenthal in Hollywood.

I'm sure that by browsing all 64 articles in which they are mentioned (primarily
L.A. and Chicago papers) you might turn up a few more tidbits with details about
their earlier years. It's also possible that they might have gotten coverage in
some of the Hollywood magazines of that era.

Always consider newspaper/magazine research as a vital adjunct to the usual
methods. Sounds like a fascinating story. Good luck with it!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Prague prison-"Chiquita and Johnson" #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Denise Abzill writes:
< 1930s and early 1940s called "Chiquita and Johnson". He said she was traveling
with false papers (she was Jewish) and was eventually caught by the authorities
I did a quick digitized newspaper search, and even though there were no articles I
could find until the 1950s....ones >from those decades provided information about
this "acrobatic dance team" and mentioned how they had fled >from Russia when
Chiquita was ordered back there by her Russian ballet master. The dancers "got to
American after appearances in Africa, Cuba and Mexico." They were also signed to a
movie deal by producer Sam Wiesenthal in Hollywood.

I'm sure that by browsing all 64 articles in which they are mentioned (primarily
L.A. and Chicago papers) you might turn up a few more tidbits with details about
their earlier years. It's also possible that they might have gotten coverage in
some of the Hollywood magazines of that era.

Always consider newspaper/magazine research as a vital adjunct to the usual
methods. Sounds like a fascinating story. Good luck with it!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


LEMONADE Census Manhattan #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

I not succeeded to write to Ann Rabinowicz directly, thus I try this way. She wrote
on this group, that she has the census for the family LEMONADE in Manhattan, 1900. I
am interessed to receive a copy. Many thanks to advance

Daniel Vangheluwe


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEMONADE Census Manhattan #general

vangheluwe.smietan
 

I not succeeded to write to Ann Rabinowicz directly, thus I try this way. She wrote
on this group, that she has the census for the family LEMONADE in Manhattan, 1900. I
am interessed to receive a copy. Many thanks to advance

Daniel Vangheluwe


Handwriting ID (NYC 1910s) #general

Israel P
 

Can anyone identify the name of the mother of the three sisters whose 1910s NYC
marriage certificates appear at http://www.pikholz.org/MothersName.html ? Two of them
are obviously Gittel (in fact all three have daughters named Gittel), but the third
is not clear at all. The two with Gittel have different surnames, but this could be
the surnames of Gittel's two parents.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Handwriting ID (NYC 1910s) #general

Israel P
 

Can anyone identify the name of the mother of the three sisters whose 1910s NYC
marriage certificates appear at http://www.pikholz.org/MothersName.html ? Two of them
are obviously Gittel (in fact all three have daughters named Gittel), but the third
is not clear at all. The two with Gittel have different surnames, but this could be
the surnames of Gittel's two parents.

Israel Pickholtz


Searching for Hadassah STERN #general

bbaum
 

I am trying to locate Hadassah STERN. She lived in Germany (Frankfurt
am Main) prior to WW II and then relocated to Tel Aviv in the 1940s.

Hadassah was a close friend of Heine REINHOLD and had written many
lovely letters to him in their youth. I would love to speak with her.

Thank you..

Eva Berlin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Hadassah STERN #general

bbaum
 

I am trying to locate Hadassah STERN. She lived in Germany (Frankfurt
am Main) prior to WW II and then relocated to Tel Aviv in the 1940s.

Hadassah was a close friend of Heine REINHOLD and had written many
lovely letters to him in their youth. I would love to speak with her.

Thank you..

Eva Berlin


Norwich (UK) #general

MBernet@...
 

christophermoncrieff@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

<< Is anyone able to provide information about a possible Jewish community
in Norwich? >>

The Jewish community is first recorded in 1144, when Jews were accused of killing
a Christian child. This was the first recorded instance in Europe of the "blood
libel." Norwich had a fairly prosperous and prominent Jewish community after the
Norman conquest, frequently persecuted by local barons, churchmen and mobs. It was
dissolved with the expulsion of Jews >from England in 1290.

Jews again settled in Norwich in the mid-18th century. The Jewis population
has varied between 150 and 200 souls over the past 100 years.

In general, you can get this kind of information by searching for "Norwich, Jews"
with a search engine. Wikipedia is often the source of information that heads the
list

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Norwich (UK) #general

MBernet@...
 

christophermoncrieff@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

<< Is anyone able to provide information about a possible Jewish community
in Norwich? >>

The Jewish community is first recorded in 1144, when Jews were accused of killing
a Christian child. This was the first recorded instance in Europe of the "blood
libel." Norwich had a fairly prosperous and prominent Jewish community after the
Norman conquest, frequently persecuted by local barons, churchmen and mobs. It was
dissolved with the expulsion of Jews >from England in 1290.

Jews again settled in Norwich in the mid-18th century. The Jewis population
has varied between 150 and 200 souls over the past 100 years.

In general, you can get this kind of information by searching for "Norwich, Jews"
with a search engine. Wikipedia is often the source of information that heads the
list

Michael Bernet


FW: Russian translation needed for back of old photograph #general

Eric Svirskis
 

Dear Lisa,

Although you have asked for a private reply I think this is a topic of interest to
a number of people that have not used it.

For items like this JG offer ViewMate where you scan the item into the system and
post the link in your message. I believe it is easy to do although I've never done
it myself. Many have as you will see when you look at the site.

The link is http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate. Good luck.

Eric Svirskis, Melbourne, Australia.
svire@melbpc.org.au

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK, GROSBEIN, OKUN, MUSZKATBLAT, SRAGOWITZ,
SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS or SWIRSKY, & ZILBERMAN (>from Kovno/Kaunas,
Panevesz/Panecevysz, or Widze/Vidzy).

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Redball62@aol.com
|Is there someone who is willing to translate some Russian writing on the
back of an old photo? I'd love to know who it is. Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FW: Russian translation needed for back of old photograph #general

Eric Svirskis
 

Dear Lisa,

Although you have asked for a private reply I think this is a topic of interest to
a number of people that have not used it.

For items like this JG offer ViewMate where you scan the item into the system and
post the link in your message. I believe it is easy to do although I've never done
it myself. Many have as you will see when you look at the site.

The link is http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate. Good luck.

Eric Svirskis, Melbourne, Australia.
svire@melbpc.org.au

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK, GROSBEIN, OKUN, MUSZKATBLAT, SRAGOWITZ,
SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS or SWIRSKY, & ZILBERMAN (>from Kovno/Kaunas,
Panevesz/Panecevysz, or Widze/Vidzy).

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Redball62@aol.com
|Is there someone who is willing to translate some Russian writing on the
back of an old photo? I'd love to know who it is. Please respond privately.


Re: a must-see movie about Jewish life in the Ukraine? #ukraine

Nina Kossman <nina@...>
 

Avishalom (Avi) Klammer writes, in part:
I'd also take this opportunity to recommend to all the
masterpiece must-see (feature) movie: Everything is
Illuminated (which very much tells what jewish life in
the Ukraine is/was-to a point of my feeling an
incredibly intense connection to it-a connection that
I believe reflects how life in the Ukraine, used to be
for my grandmother, whom sadly, I know very little
about... A must-see/must-not-miss (not recent) movie,
available on DVD (Netflix, etc...).

While I appreciate the recommendation, to see "Everything is Illuminated", I
have to politely disagree with the opinion of the recommender about this
"must-see" movie. Neither the book nor the movie accurately "reflect
what Jewish life in the Ukraine is/was." For those of us who lived in the
former Soviet Union or studied the period the author's blatant mistakes are
obvious. "Everything is Illuminated" appeals to an American's fantasy of
Jewish life in the "old country" but unfortunately it's all made up; the
author even got the date of the German invasion wrong (and repeats this
mistake several times). Also, >from the main character's mangled English, it
is obvious that the author knows neither Ukrainian nor Russian grammar which
could have helped him to create plausible mistakes in his narrator's
English. Foer's 18th century characters use makeup and drink iced tea (!);
his Soviet-era characters experience / reflect none of the cataclysms of
that time (e.g. Communism, the great famine, collectivization, mass roundups
/ executions in the years which preceded the German invasion, etc). If you
want to read a more truthful story about "how life was" for Jews in the
Ukraine, and how it was destroyed, I recommend Anatoly Rybakov's excellent
novel "Heavy Sand." Rybakov was born near the time and place he describes
and knows what he is talking about--he's a great writer. "A Scrap of Time"
and "Journey" by Ida Fink are great works of art as well as eyewitness
accounts of the Holocaust on territory of Poland/Ukraine. There is also "The
Lone Survivor" by Michael Diment, a diary of the author's survival in a
small-town Ukrainian ghetto. And don't miss "Babii Yar" by Anatolii
Kuznetzov: the author lived right near the place, and his "document in the
form of a novel" is testimony to what he saw and heard. An account of the
destruction of the Lithuanian Jews can be found in "Kaddish for Kovno: Life
and Death in a Lithuanian Ghetto 1941-1945" by William W. Mishell. (Mishell
is a survivor of the Kovno ghetto). I can recommend more books for those who
are interested. These authors recount their own harrowing experience; as
Foer lacks this experience, he fills in the blank spots with his narrators'
sexual exploits and quirky diction, which wears off after some twenty pages.
Holocaust does not need to be made entertaining or clever; it is shocking
enough when told plainly. Remember Primo Levy on writing about the
Holocaust. As for books on pre-Holocaust Jewish life in the Ukraine, there
are of course Isaak Babel, Isaak Singer, and Sholom Aleichem.

Nina Kossman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: a must-see movie about Jewish life in the Ukraine? #ukraine

Nina Kossman <nina@...>
 

Avishalom (Avi) Klammer writes, in part:
I'd also take this opportunity to recommend to all the
masterpiece must-see (feature) movie: Everything is
Illuminated (which very much tells what jewish life in
the Ukraine is/was-to a point of my feeling an
incredibly intense connection to it-a connection that
I believe reflects how life in the Ukraine, used to be
for my grandmother, whom sadly, I know very little
about... A must-see/must-not-miss (not recent) movie,
available on DVD (Netflix, etc...).

While I appreciate the recommendation, to see "Everything is Illuminated", I
have to politely disagree with the opinion of the recommender about this
"must-see" movie. Neither the book nor the movie accurately "reflect
what Jewish life in the Ukraine is/was." For those of us who lived in the
former Soviet Union or studied the period the author's blatant mistakes are
obvious. "Everything is Illuminated" appeals to an American's fantasy of
Jewish life in the "old country" but unfortunately it's all made up; the
author even got the date of the German invasion wrong (and repeats this
mistake several times). Also, >from the main character's mangled English, it
is obvious that the author knows neither Ukrainian nor Russian grammar which
could have helped him to create plausible mistakes in his narrator's
English. Foer's 18th century characters use makeup and drink iced tea (!);
his Soviet-era characters experience / reflect none of the cataclysms of
that time (e.g. Communism, the great famine, collectivization, mass roundups
/ executions in the years which preceded the German invasion, etc). If you
want to read a more truthful story about "how life was" for Jews in the
Ukraine, and how it was destroyed, I recommend Anatoly Rybakov's excellent
novel "Heavy Sand." Rybakov was born near the time and place he describes
and knows what he is talking about--he's a great writer. "A Scrap of Time"
and "Journey" by Ida Fink are great works of art as well as eyewitness
accounts of the Holocaust on territory of Poland/Ukraine. There is also "The
Lone Survivor" by Michael Diment, a diary of the author's survival in a
small-town Ukrainian ghetto. And don't miss "Babii Yar" by Anatolii
Kuznetzov: the author lived right near the place, and his "document in the
form of a novel" is testimony to what he saw and heard. An account of the
destruction of the Lithuanian Jews can be found in "Kaddish for Kovno: Life
and Death in a Lithuanian Ghetto 1941-1945" by William W. Mishell. (Mishell
is a survivor of the Kovno ghetto). I can recommend more books for those who
are interested. These authors recount their own harrowing experience; as
Foer lacks this experience, he fills in the blank spots with his narrators'
sexual exploits and quirky diction, which wears off after some twenty pages.
Holocaust does not need to be made entertaining or clever; it is shocking
enough when told plainly. Remember Primo Levy on writing about the
Holocaust. As for books on pre-Holocaust Jewish life in the Ukraine, there
are of course Isaak Babel, Isaak Singer, and Sholom Aleichem.

Nina Kossman