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Re: interesting article in the jewish forward/ Ferenc Molnar #hungary

samara99@...
 

Tom Klein posted a reference to an article that concerned the Hungarian
playwright Ferenc MOLNAR, the author of the play that became the Rodgers and
Hammerstein hit "Carousel."

Because the Hungarian vital records are so rich in history, I decided to
check it out and found his birth record >from Budapest. He was born on
January 12, 1878 to Dr. Mor Neumann and Jozefa Wallfisch. See
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13073.

There's a lot of history in these vital records. Come help unlock some of
it.

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@...

a brief but interesting article appeared in the jewish forward
(http://www.forward.com/articles/108795/), about MOLNAR Ferenc, and the
swiss bank accounts restitution process.

the case seems to hinge on genealogical research and family legends, so it
would be of interest to those of us doing research on jewish families >from
hungary, and especially such well-known figures.



....... tom klein, toronto


Rabbi Leopold Low #hungary

samara99@...
 

Arguably the most famous Rabbi in Hungary's history was the neolog Rabbi
Leopold Low or Loew, at Szeged >from 1850.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13060
He was the first one to give his sermons in Hungarian and he was even jailed
for supporting the Hungarian revolution of 1848-49 against Austria.

Judith and Andrew Sanders, among our top transcribers, encountered a
marriage record >from Szeged in which the bride is noted as Therese
Fleischer, her father as Jakob and her mother as Katherine Kohn.

But at the bottom of the page there is a note saying that the registrar got
it all wrong: The bride is Terez Weiss, her father is Salamon, her mother is
Judith Fleischer. This note was signed by "Low."
See http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13062

Again, these registers are filled with wonderful historical treasures. Here
is Rabbi Low's own signature and an interesting tidbit.

These registers are not just about names and dates; they are about the
history of the Jewish communities of Hungary. If you would like to help
bring this history to life, let me know.

Thanks to Judith and Andrew Sanders for bringing this to our attention.


Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: interesting article in the jewish forward/ Ferenc Molnar #hungary

samara99@...
 

Tom Klein posted a reference to an article that concerned the Hungarian
playwright Ferenc MOLNAR, the author of the play that became the Rodgers and
Hammerstein hit "Carousel."

Because the Hungarian vital records are so rich in history, I decided to
check it out and found his birth record >from Budapest. He was born on
January 12, 1878 to Dr. Mor Neumann and Jozefa Wallfisch. See
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13073.

There's a lot of history in these vital records. Come help unlock some of
it.

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@...

a brief but interesting article appeared in the jewish forward
(http://www.forward.com/articles/108795/), about MOLNAR Ferenc, and the
swiss bank accounts restitution process.

the case seems to hinge on genealogical research and family legends, so it
would be of interest to those of us doing research on jewish families >from
hungary, and especially such well-known figures.



....... tom klein, toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary Rabbi Leopold Low #hungary

samara99@...
 

Arguably the most famous Rabbi in Hungary's history was the neolog Rabbi
Leopold Low or Loew, at Szeged >from 1850.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13060
He was the first one to give his sermons in Hungarian and he was even jailed
for supporting the Hungarian revolution of 1848-49 against Austria.

Judith and Andrew Sanders, among our top transcribers, encountered a
marriage record >from Szeged in which the bride is noted as Therese
Fleischer, her father as Jakob and her mother as Katherine Kohn.

But at the bottom of the page there is a note saying that the registrar got
it all wrong: The bride is Terez Weiss, her father is Salamon, her mother is
Judith Fleischer. This note was signed by "Low."
See http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13062

Again, these registers are filled with wonderful historical treasures. Here
is Rabbi Low's own signature and an interesting tidbit.

These registers are not just about names and dates; they are about the
history of the Jewish communities of Hungary. If you would like to help
bring this history to life, let me know.

Thanks to Judith and Andrew Sanders for bringing this to our attention.


Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@...


Can you help: Zhaludok (Belarus) #general

Jean Perkin <jeanperkin@...>
 

We need personal stories, family names, photographs anything at all to help
us fill a new web site about the shtetl Zhaludok (Belarus) and its people,
so that they be remembered.

We know that many families emigrated >from there to the US, UK,
Europe, Canada and South America. Also to Israel. There is a Yiskor Book
with many
photographs and names - perhaps your ancestors came >from there.

Thank you
J Perkin
jeanperkin@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can you help: Zhaludok (Belarus) #general

Jean Perkin <jeanperkin@...>
 

We need personal stories, family names, photographs anything at all to help
us fill a new web site about the shtetl Zhaludok (Belarus) and its people,
so that they be remembered.

We know that many families emigrated >from there to the US, UK,
Europe, Canada and South America. Also to Israel. There is a Yiskor Book
with many
photographs and names - perhaps your ancestors came >from there.

Thank you
J Perkin
jeanperkin@...


Success! Finding a Link to Family via the JewishGen Blog #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

This past March 17, 2009, I wrote an article for the JewishGen Blog
regarding Irish research which was entitled "Green Bagels and Matzoh Ball -
It's That Time Of The Year Again". As a result of this, an Australian
reader, Naomi Barnett, passed on the info to a friend of hers, Mervyn
Silverstein, who had been born in Belfast and now lived in Australia.

Utilizing the links I had provided in my article, Mervyn found family he did
not know still existed in Belfast and other places including Australia where
he lives now. He has even met some of his new found family and plans to
meet more in the future.

You may read further details of this success story by going to the JewishGen
Blog for today, Monday, July 6, 2009 at: http://www.jewishgen.blogspot.com

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success! Finding a Link to Family via the JewishGen Blog #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

This past March 17, 2009, I wrote an article for the JewishGen Blog
regarding Irish research which was entitled "Green Bagels and Matzoh Ball -
It's That Time Of The Year Again". As a result of this, an Australian
reader, Naomi Barnett, passed on the info to a friend of hers, Mervyn
Silverstein, who had been born in Belfast and now lived in Australia.

Utilizing the links I had provided in my article, Mervyn found family he did
not know still existed in Belfast and other places including Australia where
he lives now. He has even met some of his new found family and plans to
meet more in the future.

You may read further details of this success story by going to the JewishGen
Blog for today, Monday, July 6, 2009 at: http://www.jewishgen.blogspot.com

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Emigration and Immigration #general

MBernet@...
 

Two terms, often confused: emigration [one M] and immigration [two MMs,]
denoting two opposites that are in essence two parallels viewed >from opposite
directions.

The prefix e- denotes "away from"; thus, an emigrant is someone who moves
away >from a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my ancestors were
emigrants >from Europe."

The prefix im-- denotes "going into"; thus, an immigrant is someone who
moves toward a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my children are
immigrants to Israel."

worth remembering . . .
Emigrant = Away from
Immigrant = Away to


Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emigration and Immigration #general

MBernet@...
 

Two terms, often confused: emigration [one M] and immigration [two MMs,]
denoting two opposites that are in essence two parallels viewed >from opposite
directions.

The prefix e- denotes "away from"; thus, an emigrant is someone who moves
away >from a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my ancestors were
emigrants >from Europe."

The prefix im-- denotes "going into"; thus, an immigrant is someone who
moves toward a specific (or generic) country. Thus, "my children are
immigrants to Israel."

worth remembering . . .
Emigrant = Away from
Immigrant = Away to


Michael Bernet, New York


Any one need pics from Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY #general

David Syner <DAVID@...>
 

I am going into NYC this weekend. If any one needs pictures at the Washington
Cemetery, 5820 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY I am going there either Sunday or
Tuesday.

I am happy to do it. I am not charging. Please be specific what you need as
I have never been there and I will do my best.

--
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Any one need pics from Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY #general

David Syner <DAVID@...>
 

I am going into NYC this weekend. If any one needs pictures at the Washington
Cemetery, 5820 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY I am going there either Sunday or
Tuesday.

I am happy to do it. I am not charging. Please be specific what you need as
I have never been there and I will do my best.

--
David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Were there quotas to US emigration around 1912? #general

Barry Lachman
 

The first act establishing quotas was 1917. As stated in David's email
there may have been other reasons. One of my grandfather's siblings
went to South Africa (all of his brothers and sisters were in Chester,
PA by 1908) in 1914. We do not know the reasons. Another group of
four cousins went >from Lithuania to Cuba then spread out to Miami,
Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras followed by Panama. According to one
family story they did not have funds for all four to go to Chester.
Another version says that they settled on their ultimate destinations
based on where there were business opportunities. A final version of
the story is that they got on the boat in 1924 thinking they were
going to Chester through New York and then were told that they were
not in the quota. What is not disputable was that the 1917 and 1924
laws were aimed at excluding Eastern European Jews, Italians, Greeks
and Asians since the stated purpose was to maintain the ethnic balance
present in 1890.

Barry Lachman
Dallas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Were there quotas to US emigration around 1912? #general

Barry Lachman
 

The first act establishing quotas was 1917. As stated in David's email
there may have been other reasons. One of my grandfather's siblings
went to South Africa (all of his brothers and sisters were in Chester,
PA by 1908) in 1914. We do not know the reasons. Another group of
four cousins went >from Lithuania to Cuba then spread out to Miami,
Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras followed by Panama. According to one
family story they did not have funds for all four to go to Chester.
Another version says that they settled on their ultimate destinations
based on where there were business opportunities. A final version of
the story is that they got on the boat in 1924 thinking they were
going to Chester through New York and then were told that they were
not in the quota. What is not disputable was that the 1917 and 1924
laws were aimed at excluding Eastern European Jews, Italians, Greeks
and Asians since the stated purpose was to maintain the ethnic balance
present in 1890.

Barry Lachman
Dallas


Nickname? "Sini #general

A. Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

Sini (samech-yud-nun-yud) ben Avraham.
Would this be a nickname or a real first name?>

"Sini" is a proper first name.
Sini, or Sinai, is the name of the mountain upon which
we heard the Ten Commandments- Mt. Sinai.
This was used as a first name for males in Galicia,
in particular, but probably found in other areas.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nickname? "Sini #general

A. Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

Sini (samech-yud-nun-yud) ben Avraham.
Would this be a nickname or a real first name?>

"Sini" is a proper first name.
Sini, or Sinai, is the name of the mountain upon which
we heard the Ten Commandments- Mt. Sinai.
This was used as a first name for males in Galicia,
in particular, but probably found in other areas.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I have relatives named MAISEL and STARR that were buried in Mt. Hebron
Cemetery in New York. Does any one live close enough to take pictures
of tomb stones? I have their names and exact location. Please
contact me separately. Thank you.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@...
Farmington Hills, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I have relatives named MAISEL and STARR that were buried in Mt. Hebron
Cemetery in New York. Does any one live close enough to take pictures
of tomb stones? I have their names and exact location. Please
contact me separately. Thank you.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@...
Farmington Hills, Michigan


Researching MOROSHOHK family in Passaic,New Jersey and cemetetery in Garfield, New Jersey #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I recently learned that my great grandfather Zelick MAISEL, who
arrived in 1907, was sponsored by his brother-in-law Abram MOROSOHK of
Passaic New Jersey (thanks to great help >from Barbara Zimmerman).
I've been in touch with his 94-year-old grandson Irving,who states his
grandparents (he can't remember his grandmother's name - but the
census says Annie and my great aunt called her Neshie) lived in
Passaic and he says they are buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Garfield,
New Jersey. Lots of his memories coincide with the memories of my one
living great aunt. Does anyone know the name and phone of a cemetery
in Garfield (very close to Passaic street) - and is anyone close
enough that they would be willing to take photographs? I'm also
looking for descendants. I understand that Abram and Annie (Neshie?)
had a son David (Irving's father), daughter Anne and daughter Sarah.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@...
Farmington Hills, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching MOROSHOHK family in Passaic,New Jersey and cemetetery in Garfield, New Jersey #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

I recently learned that my great grandfather Zelick MAISEL, who
arrived in 1907, was sponsored by his brother-in-law Abram MOROSOHK of
Passaic New Jersey (thanks to great help >from Barbara Zimmerman).
I've been in touch with his 94-year-old grandson Irving,who states his
grandparents (he can't remember his grandmother's name - but the
census says Annie and my great aunt called her Neshie) lived in
Passaic and he says they are buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Garfield,
New Jersey. Lots of his memories coincide with the memories of my one
living great aunt. Does anyone know the name and phone of a cemetery
in Garfield (very close to Passaic street) - and is anyone close
enough that they would be willing to take photographs? I'm also
looking for descendants. I understand that Abram and Annie (Neshie?)
had a son David (Irving's father), daughter Anne and daughter Sarah.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn Nathanson
mnathanson@...
Farmington Hills, Michigan