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Felshtin (Gvardeskoye), Ukraine: Reunion of Descendants #general

mel@...
 

On Sunday May 3, descendants of the Jews of Felshtin, Podolia gubernia, Ukraine will
meet in Manhattan to learn about, and exchange information about, their ancestors and
their ancestors' shtetl. It is an exciting program, one that anyone whose ancestor
lived in Felshtin would not want to miss. For further information, please e-mail me
and I will pass your e-mail on to Alan Bernstein, the coordinator of the event.
Mel Werbach
mel@werbach.com
Researching:HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH >from Volhynia, Podolia
and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; ABRAMSKI, AUZENBERG, BRODOWICZ, LEWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI,
SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki guberniya, Poland; GOLDBERG, MENDELSON, MISHURSKI >from Kovne
guberniya, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Felshtin (Gvardeskoye), Ukraine: Reunion of Descendants #general

mel@...
 

On Sunday May 3, descendants of the Jews of Felshtin, Podolia gubernia, Ukraine will
meet in Manhattan to learn about, and exchange information about, their ancestors and
their ancestors' shtetl. It is an exciting program, one that anyone whose ancestor
lived in Felshtin would not want to miss. For further information, please e-mail me
and I will pass your e-mail on to Alan Bernstein, the coordinator of the event.
Mel Werbach
mel@werbach.com
Researching:HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT, VERBUKH >from Volhynia, Podolia
and Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; ABRAMSKI, AUZENBERG, BRODOWICZ, LEWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI,
SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki guberniya, Poland; GOLDBERG, MENDELSON, MISHURSKI >from Kovne
guberniya, Lithuania


Thanks for responding to request for Translation of Memoirs of Holocaust #general

Miriam Klepper <bubbie04-06@...>
 

I would very much like to thank everyone who responded to me privately regarding
the Hebrew-English translation of my Father's cousin's Memoirs. I apologize for not
responding sooner due to two minor surgeries last week. Yesterday when I thought
I'd get to finally looking through my e-mail I had to spend the day resurrecting my
Router (aka the Phoenix) >from the Ashes in order to get the Internet to work. There
were 116 e-mails in my Inbox including those >from Jewishgen & Belarus SIGs either
offering to do the translation for free or for a fee, or for a small donation to a
worthy charity. Some responders suggested that I split up the 51 page document and
have it translated by several people. I will decide shortly which is the best route
to go on this. Thanks again for responding, and hopefully in a short time I will
be able to share the translation with both Jewishgen and Belarus SIGs and
organizations devoted to the Memory of the Holocaust.

Miriam Klepper
Delray Beach, FL 33446


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for responding to request for Translation of Memoirs of Holocaust #general

Miriam Klepper <bubbie04-06@...>
 

I would very much like to thank everyone who responded to me privately regarding
the Hebrew-English translation of my Father's cousin's Memoirs. I apologize for not
responding sooner due to two minor surgeries last week. Yesterday when I thought
I'd get to finally looking through my e-mail I had to spend the day resurrecting my
Router (aka the Phoenix) >from the Ashes in order to get the Internet to work. There
were 116 e-mails in my Inbox including those >from Jewishgen & Belarus SIGs either
offering to do the translation for free or for a fee, or for a small donation to a
worthy charity. Some responders suggested that I split up the 51 page document and
have it translated by several people. I will decide shortly which is the best route
to go on this. Thanks again for responding, and hopefully in a short time I will
be able to share the translation with both Jewishgen and Belarus SIGs and
organizations devoted to the Memory of the Holocaust.

Miriam Klepper
Delray Beach, FL 33446


Re: Ancestry of some Hungarian Jews #hungary

MBernet@...
 

celiamale@yahoo.com writes:
" Henry Wellisch wrote "During the 18th century the Hungarian administration
conducted a number of censuses of its Jews and these, as well as some tax lists
have been preserved and were published in the 18 volume collection of Hungarian
Jewish documents entitled Magyar Zsido Okleveltar. .... The documents are in
Latin, the official language in Hungary at that time, and give the following
details: Name of the head of household, his occupation or profession and the tax
being owed... Why was this question asked and how were people able to supply such
detailed answers >from such a remote period?"

Celia commented:
Michael Bernet sent us a humorous response and told us about how he felt about such
an ethnicity question if he were asked it today.

==I tried to write lightly but I swear I was quite serious. Tribal affiliations of
the Jews, (except for Levites and Cohanim who had ritual duties associated with
their tribal legacies) were lost with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Kingdom
of Judah, and the Babylonian exile in 586 BCE. A few families have beliefs about
being descended >from a specific tribe other than Cohen/Levi but this is not taken
seriously. The Hungarian authorities may have wanted for whatever reason, record
Cohen/Levi, and they put a question in there about tribes. But the Jews had no way
of answering that correctly. I tried to put myself in their situation so I could
figure out an answer, and came up with what to me seemed the best possible
solution.

I have learned a beautiful Yiddish expression (I learned Yiddish as an adult in
Israel in 1948): "Oyf a klotz kashye gitt mer a klotz enfer" (a stoopid question
deserves a stoopid answer). My direct male ancestral line happened to know their
tribaal descent. There's no way that any other ancestors would have known. The
tribus question was a klotz kashye, ergo the responses must have been klotz
enfers.

To seek any deeper meaning requires some very dangerous and very bloody slashes
with Oakham's razor. None of the attempted explanations posted here or sent to me
directly come near qualifying for plausability. The authorities obviously did not
use the Tribus question to ask for geograaphical ant-cedents. I doubt that they
cared very much whether they were Monkatzcer Chasidim or Sotmarers -- and the Jews
apparently didn't mention specific affiliations. As a rule Jews in those days and
in those countries tried to volunteer as little as possible information to the
authorities about themselves or about other Jews, convinced it would at some point
be used to tax Jews, expel them, expropriate their synagogues or expel them >from
the town.

Celia states: "The Habsburg authorities would certainly know nothing about
subdivisions in Hungarian or other Jewry {a Jew was a Jew with a specific
Zustandigkeit/residence status is what concerned them}."
==Exactly. Knowing the name of the tribe >from 26 centuries before was of no
interest to them.

Celia adds: "The Hungarian kehilla and rabbis were very active and also very
influential - their communities were very diverse, competitive and even
quarrelsome and I suspect in early days {ie 1700s} and they all knew exactly who
they were and where they came {Bohemia, Moravia, Galicia, Poland, German
territories, Burgenland, Romania, Turkish territories, Sephardic etc}. The early
Pressburg Jewish censuses show this diversity. Lists were probably kept by the
various kehilla with this specific information and these have been somehow
transposed into these censuses."
==Not quite true. Pressburg's Jews were never certain >from one day to the next
whether they might wake up in the morning and discover that their bed and bedroom
had been moved overnight to Bratislava. Yes, some of the rabbis were powerful, and
many of the groups had boisterous disputes with other groups but they had no way
of knowing tribal fealty during the First Temple period. And I'm pretty sure they
didn't assemble records of their members according to Geographic origins: I recall
that various members of my family were picked up >from their homes, transported to
a nearby border, and left there when a strip of the border has to be passed on to
the other country under treaty arrangements -- "at least let them take back their
Jews with the land; we have too many Jews as it is.

I've had some suggestions that the census enumerators were pious Catholics who
wanted to ensure that all Jews were returned in tribal order to the Holy Land to
make possible their conversion to Christianity and thus bring about the Second
Coming of Christ. I guess I don't know enough about the Empire or about Christian
beliefs to give an opinion on this "solution."

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ancestry of some Hungarian Jews #general

MBernet@...
 

celiamale@yahoo.com writes:
" Henry Wellisch wrote "During the 18th century the Hungarian administration
conducted a number of censuses of its Jews and these, as well as some tax lists
have been preserved and were published in the 18 volume collection of Hungarian
Jewish documents entitled Magyar Zsido Okleveltar. .... The documents are in
Latin, the official language in Hungary at that time, and give the following
details: Name of the head of household, his occupation or profession and the tax
being owed... Why was this question asked and how were people able to supply such
detailed answers >from such a remote period?"

Celia commented:
Michael Bernet sent us a humorous response and told us about how he felt about such
an ethnicity question if he were asked it today.

==I tried to write lightly but I swear I was quite serious. Tribal affiliations of
the Jews, (except for Levites and Cohanim who had ritual duties associated with
their tribal legacies) were lost with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Kingdom
of Judah, and the Babylonian exile in 586 BCE. A few families have beliefs about
being descended >from a specific tribe other than Cohen/Levi but this is not taken
seriously. The Hungarian authorities may have wanted for whatever reason, record
Cohen/Levi, and they put a question in there about tribes. But the Jews had no way
of answering that correctly. I tried to put myself in their situation so I could
figure out an answer, and came up with what to me seemed the best possible
solution.

I have learned a beautiful Yiddish expression (I learned Yiddish as an adult in
Israel in 1948): "Oyf a klotz kashye gitt mer a klotz enfer" (a stoopid question
deserves a stoopid answer). My direct male ancestral line happened to know their
tribaal descent. There's no way that any other ancestors would have known. The
tribus question was a klotz kashye, ergo the responses must have been klotz
enfers.

To seek any deeper meaning requires some very dangerous and very bloody slashes
with Oakham's razor. None of the attempted explanations posted here or sent to me
directly come near qualifying for plausability. The authorities obviously did not
use the Tribus question to ask for geograaphical ant-cedents. I doubt that they
cared very much whether they were Monkatzcer Chasidim or Sotmarers -- and the Jews
apparently didn't mention specific affiliations. As a rule Jews in those days and
in those countries tried to volunteer as little as possible information to the
authorities about themselves or about other Jews, convinced it would at some point
be used to tax Jews, expel them, expropriate their synagogues or expel them >from
the town.

Celia states: "The Habsburg authorities would certainly know nothing about
subdivisions in Hungarian or other Jewry {a Jew was a Jew with a specific
Zustandigkeit/residence status is what concerned them}."
==Exactly. Knowing the name of the tribe >from 26 centuries before was of no
interest to them.

Celia adds: "The Hungarian kehilla and rabbis were very active and also very
influential - their communities were very diverse, competitive and even
quarrelsome and I suspect in early days {ie 1700s} and they all knew exactly who
they were and where they came {Bohemia, Moravia, Galicia, Poland, German
territories, Burgenland, Romania, Turkish territories, Sephardic etc}. The early
Pressburg Jewish censuses show this diversity. Lists were probably kept by the
various kehilla with this specific information and these have been somehow
transposed into these censuses."
==Not quite true. Pressburg's Jews were never certain >from one day to the next
whether they might wake up in the morning and discover that their bed and bedroom
had been moved overnight to Bratislava. Yes, some of the rabbis were powerful, and
many of the groups had boisterous disputes with other groups but they had no way
of knowing tribal fealty during the First Temple period. And I'm pretty sure they
didn't assemble records of their members according to Geographic origins: I recall
that various members of my family were picked up >from their homes, transported to
a nearby border, and left there when a strip of the border has to be passed on to
the other country under treaty arrangements -- "at least let them take back their
Jews with the land; we have too many Jews as it is.

I've had some suggestions that the census enumerators were pious Catholics who
wanted to ensure that all Jews were returned in tribal order to the Holy Land to
make possible their conversion to Christianity and thus bring about the Second
Coming of Christ. I guess I don't know enough about the Empire or about Christian
beliefs to give an opinion on this "solution."

Michael Bernet, New York


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and genealogy #general

Matt Friedman
 

Hi All,

I don't know why this question hasn't occured to me sooner, but does anyone know if
there has been any attempt to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a
genealogical tool? GIS combines electronic databases with maps. It is avery
powerful tool as it can allow for amazing analyses with great ease.

An overview of the use of GIS in genealogy can be found at this site:
www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/201e-Oser.pdf Here are some potential examples:
1. "Layering" of geographic bounadries based on time periods. This would allow a
user to identify the country of a specific location over time. For example the
city of Horodenka. Prior to WWI it was at the eastern end of Galicia within
Austria-Hungary. During the "interwar" period it was in Poland and now it is in
Ukraine.

2. "Geocoding" of records would allow to attach a record or piece of information to
a specific location. Currently when we typically research we look at an
information source and hope to find data for a specific location. An example of
this is current practices where data are attached to a specific location such as a
parcel of land. In the United States many cities and counties have extensive data
sets that are connected to each parcel such as ownership, taxation, use and
structures. An example of geocoding for genealogical use would be the attactchment
of business directory data, census data and vital records to known parcels in a
community.

3. Alll sorts of econimic data could be applied.

4. Examples of GIS applications of a variety of parcel data can be found at:
http://planning.lacounty.gov/gisnet

Another similar site with explanations is: http://www.tompkins-co.org/gis/
Navigate through the page and you will find a wide variety of information.

5. An example of a free data source is: www.nhgis.org

6. There is no limit to the size of the study areas. The example above were of
large areas, but it can be also used for a small area such as a cemetery.
http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/spring04articles/archaeology-genealogy.html


7. We have many people who have already collected large amount of data, but we
don't have a "mega-catalogue." Wouldn't it be great if we could cross refence
information that we discover and make it available to each other? At this point we
have so many streams of information that at times they are like ships passing in
the night. With GIS it is possible to create a way to do a multivariable search.

Perhaps some of this stuff is already happening...ideas...thoughts?

Matt Friedman

FRIEDMAN, MANN (Horodenka) SPIEGEL, SCHAFFER and variants (Sniatyn)
Litvanovsky (Raczky)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and genealogy #general

Matt Friedman
 

Hi All,

I don't know why this question hasn't occured to me sooner, but does anyone know if
there has been any attempt to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a
genealogical tool? GIS combines electronic databases with maps. It is avery
powerful tool as it can allow for amazing analyses with great ease.

An overview of the use of GIS in genealogy can be found at this site:
www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/201e-Oser.pdf Here are some potential examples:
1. "Layering" of geographic bounadries based on time periods. This would allow a
user to identify the country of a specific location over time. For example the
city of Horodenka. Prior to WWI it was at the eastern end of Galicia within
Austria-Hungary. During the "interwar" period it was in Poland and now it is in
Ukraine.

2. "Geocoding" of records would allow to attach a record or piece of information to
a specific location. Currently when we typically research we look at an
information source and hope to find data for a specific location. An example of
this is current practices where data are attached to a specific location such as a
parcel of land. In the United States many cities and counties have extensive data
sets that are connected to each parcel such as ownership, taxation, use and
structures. An example of geocoding for genealogical use would be the attactchment
of business directory data, census data and vital records to known parcels in a
community.

3. Alll sorts of econimic data could be applied.

4. Examples of GIS applications of a variety of parcel data can be found at:
http://planning.lacounty.gov/gisnet

Another similar site with explanations is: http://www.tompkins-co.org/gis/
Navigate through the page and you will find a wide variety of information.

5. An example of a free data source is: www.nhgis.org

6. There is no limit to the size of the study areas. The example above were of
large areas, but it can be also used for a small area such as a cemetery.
http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/spring04articles/archaeology-genealogy.html


7. We have many people who have already collected large amount of data, but we
don't have a "mega-catalogue." Wouldn't it be great if we could cross refence
information that we discover and make it available to each other? At this point we
have so many streams of information that at times they are like ships passing in
the night. With GIS it is possible to create a way to do a multivariable search.

Perhaps some of this stuff is already happening...ideas...thoughts?

Matt Friedman

FRIEDMAN, MANN (Horodenka) SPIEGEL, SCHAFFER and variants (Sniatyn)
Litvanovsky (Raczky)


My DIAMONDS/DIMENTS/DIAMENTS from Suwalki & census 1911 (UK) #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

Hip, hip, hooray! At long last I seem to be finding out where my maternal
grandfather Nathan DIAMOND came from. And thank goodness a million times for the
British 1911 census which is on line (google it).

My late mother was always talking about her family - her cousins - her aunts and
uncles so perhaps that was one of the reasons I was so interested in family. And
she always said her parents came >from Kovno Gubernia. I found her mother Raizel
KAMENSHCHIK on the 1874 Rivision List of Lithuania with her siblings and parents
in a shtetl called Zeimiai (which is about 20 miles NE of the city of Kovno) but
have never come across anything to do with Nathan DIAMOND until this week!!!

On the British 1911 census there he is in Manchester and it says he came >from
Sevalk Russia. I take it that was Suwalki. And it states his wife Raizel (Rose)
came >from Covena Russia. His son Hymie is written as Ivy. and his son Abraham is
written as Abi. The census taker obviously had a little problem translating their
English accent!

Besides the two DIAMOND brothers of my grandfather who also settled in Manchester
and Sheffield, some years ago I found the descendents of his sister Sarah FRANK who
with her four sons settled in Montreal about 1914. On the naturalisation documents
of one of Sarah's sons it states he was born in Gedlow which today is called
Garliava.

Does anyone know what is available for researching Suwalki and Garliava?

Wishing everyone connected to Jewishgen and all the other SIGs a Happy Pesach.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, England

Still researching:- ESTRY >from somewhere in Poland; BERLINSKIE >from Charlottenburg
in Berlin; KAMENSHCHIK >from Zeimia and Jonova in Lithuania; DIAMOND >from Suwalki;
FRANK >from Garliava in Lithuania; LEVI & LESCZINSKIJ >from Sompolno in Poland;
SCHULZICKEL or SHLUZITEL (now GOLDBERG) >from Vabalninkas in Lithuania, COHEN from
Russian Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My DIAMONDS/DIMENTS/DIAMENTS from Suwalki & census 1911 (UK) #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

Hip, hip, hooray! At long last I seem to be finding out where my maternal
grandfather Nathan DIAMOND came from. And thank goodness a million times for the
British 1911 census which is on line (google it).

My late mother was always talking about her family - her cousins - her aunts and
uncles so perhaps that was one of the reasons I was so interested in family. And
she always said her parents came >from Kovno Gubernia. I found her mother Raizel
KAMENSHCHIK on the 1874 Rivision List of Lithuania with her siblings and parents
in a shtetl called Zeimiai (which is about 20 miles NE of the city of Kovno) but
have never come across anything to do with Nathan DIAMOND until this week!!!

On the British 1911 census there he is in Manchester and it says he came >from
Sevalk Russia. I take it that was Suwalki. And it states his wife Raizel (Rose)
came >from Covena Russia. His son Hymie is written as Ivy. and his son Abraham is
written as Abi. The census taker obviously had a little problem translating their
English accent!

Besides the two DIAMOND brothers of my grandfather who also settled in Manchester
and Sheffield, some years ago I found the descendents of his sister Sarah FRANK who
with her four sons settled in Montreal about 1914. On the naturalisation documents
of one of Sarah's sons it states he was born in Gedlow which today is called
Garliava.

Does anyone know what is available for researching Suwalki and Garliava?

Wishing everyone connected to Jewishgen and all the other SIGs a Happy Pesach.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, England

Still researching:- ESTRY >from somewhere in Poland; BERLINSKIE >from Charlottenburg
in Berlin; KAMENSHCHIK >from Zeimia and Jonova in Lithuania; DIAMOND >from Suwalki;
FRANK >from Garliava in Lithuania; LEVI & LESCZINSKIJ >from Sompolno in Poland;
SCHULZICKEL or SHLUZITEL (now GOLDBERG) >from Vabalninkas in Lithuania, COHEN from
Russian Poland


Viewmate - Hebrew to English Translation Please #general

Stuart Ungar <teamungar@...>
 

I have a file on ViewMate of a stone in the Tiszalok, Hungary cemetery. I would
appreciate if I could get a full translation to see if it is >from a relative.
The address is: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12367

I can be emailed at: teamungar@yahoo.com

Thank you!
Stuart Ungar


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - Hebrew to English Translation Please #general

Stuart Ungar <teamungar@...>
 

I have a file on ViewMate of a stone in the Tiszalok, Hungary cemetery. I would
appreciate if I could get a full translation to see if it is >from a relative.
The address is: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12367

I can be emailed at: teamungar@yahoo.com

Thank you!
Stuart Ungar


Re: NARA missing passenger lists #general

Gladys Paulin
 

All,
Andrew asks about missing passenger lists but did not mention which port he was
referring to. The New York passenger lists for the period 1868-1869 are listed in
NARA microfilm publication M237. The lists for those two years are included in
rolls 290-321. What NARA does NOT provide is an index to New York passenger
lists >from 1847-1896. However, that big A commercial site has indexed all years and
index searches can be done at many local libraries and most LDS Family History
Centers.

To find out what is available >from NARA, one can access the microfilm catalog on
line and search for a publication either by number or description. When the list
appears, click on the title and another page will appear. On the lower right hand
side of that page is a link to a .pdf file of important published information. The
.pdf file contains a "Descriptive Pamphlet" (DP) containing a description of the
contents of the microfilms in that publication number and/or a complete list of
each roll and what it contains.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
Winter Springs, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE:NARA missing passenger lists #general

Gladys Paulin
 

All,
Andrew asks about missing passenger lists but did not mention which port he was
referring to. The New York passenger lists for the period 1868-1869 are listed in
NARA microfilm publication M237. The lists for those two years are included in
rolls 290-321. What NARA does NOT provide is an index to New York passenger
lists >from 1847-1896. However, that big A commercial site has indexed all years and
index searches can be done at many local libraries and most LDS Family History
Centers.

To find out what is available >from NARA, one can access the microfilm catalog on
line and search for a publication either by number or description. When the list
appears, click on the title and another page will appear. On the lower right hand
side of that page is a link to a .pdf file of important published information. The
.pdf file contains a "Descriptive Pamphlet" (DP) containing a description of the
contents of the microfilms in that publication number and/or a complete list of
each roll and what it contains.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
Winter Springs, FL


Re: R' Akiva Eiger' s Daughters #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi all,
As a follow-up to the question about Rabbi akiva Eiger's daughter's, there's an
internal disagreement in the GESTETNER family whether one of the daughters married
Rabbi Benjamin EISENSTADT, son of Rabbi Meir, the "Maharam Eish". Does anyone have
any documentation pro or con?

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ
Researching: GESTETNER, GOMPERTZ, HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN(Slovakia), STEINER
(Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel, Germany), COHEN (Myszyniec area,
Poland), KATZ (Pultusk, Poland), WAJSTUCH (Pinczow, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: R' Akiva Eiger' s Daughters #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi all,
As a follow-up to the question about Rabbi akiva Eiger's daughter's, there's an
internal disagreement in the GESTETNER family whether one of the daughters married
Rabbi Benjamin EISENSTADT, son of Rabbi Meir, the "Maharam Eish". Does anyone have
any documentation pro or con?

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ
Researching: GESTETNER, GOMPERTZ, HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN(Slovakia), STEINER
(Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel, Germany), COHEN (Myszyniec area,
Poland), KATZ (Pultusk, Poland), WAJSTUCH (Pinczow, Poland


Records from Przmesyl PSA #galicia

Israel P
 

I shall be attempting to place an order with the Przmesyl PSA at
the end of this week.

If anyone wishes to join me in this adventure, please let me know
soonest and I shall tell how to proceed. Before you do, however,
please make sure you can identify your records in the JRI-Poland
database.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Records from Przmesyl PSA #galicia

Israel P
 

I shall be attempting to place an order with the Przmesyl PSA at
the end of this week.

If anyone wishes to join me in this adventure, please let me know
soonest and I shall tell how to proceed. Before you do, however,
please make sure you can identify your records in the JRI-Poland
database.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Yukel SLABODZINSKI and Yosef SZMEKURA #general

Melissa Moor <melissamoor@...>
 

Hello

My father Hersz Joseph SZMEKURA was in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and after capture
was sent to Majdanek and >from there to Jaworzna (Nu Dachs), with failing health he
was sent in to the Auswicz/Birkenau main camp as he was not expected to survive.
My father did survive and died in Melbourne Australia in 1986. My father owed his
life to a man by the name of Yukel SLABODZINSKI who also survived the war and lived
in Paris. I have searched the internet for this name and it comes up but there do
not appear to be any current people by that name in Paris. I would like to connect
with any relations of Yukel if this is possible.

Kind regards

Max Szmekura
Perth Western Australia
mszmekura@bigpond.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yukel SLABODZINSKI and Yosef SZMEKURA #general

Melissa Moor <melissamoor@...>
 

Hello

My father Hersz Joseph SZMEKURA was in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and after capture
was sent to Majdanek and >from there to Jaworzna (Nu Dachs), with failing health he
was sent in to the Auswicz/Birkenau main camp as he was not expected to survive.
My father did survive and died in Melbourne Australia in 1986. My father owed his
life to a man by the name of Yukel SLABODZINSKI who also survived the war and lived
in Paris. I have searched the internet for this name and it comes up but there do
not appear to be any current people by that name in Paris. I would like to connect
with any relations of Yukel if this is possible.

Kind regards

Max Szmekura
Perth Western Australia
mszmekura@bigpond.com