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Is this the start of the restoration of Wahringerfriedhof? #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Many of us will know of the parlous state of the famous Wahringerfriedhof.
This is especially painful if you have ancestors buried there and wish to visit their graves. The cemetery is
not open to the public except on special tours and it is very neglected.

Ger-SIG genners must know all about the wonderful restoration of the historic Jewish cemetery at Hamburg-
Altona and the fascinating website they have created: http://www.denkmalstiftung.de/html/hof2.htm
and also {both in German}

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCdischer_Friedhof_in_Hamburg-Altona

This German cemetery is of similar size to the Wahringerfriedhof but some decades older. Both contain many
historic tombstones. Hamburg-Altona has set a wonderful example for Vienna to follow.

A new exhibition {closes 25 Jan 2009} linking the Hamburg-Altona restoration and the delapidated state of
the Wahringer Cemetery will open in Vienna shortly at the Bezirks Museum, Wahring. Hopefully, this will be
the catalyst to start the much-needed restoration of the Vienna cemetery.

I have written about the opening ceremony {6.30pm, November 27, at the Museum, Wahringer Strasse 124 -
Amtshaus Wahring, Martinstrasse 100 (entrance at the corner) and the exhibition in full on the new blog,
which you may not have heard of: The Jewish Graveyard Rabbit. This blog concentrates on international
Jewish cemeteries, preservation and restoration projects, reading Hebrew tombstones and more:

http://jewishgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com/

In the blog, you will also be able to read my item about the HERZL tombstone in the Doblingerfriedhof,
Vienna and many other interesting contributions.

Celia Male - London, U.K.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Is this the start of the restoration of Wahringerfriedhof? #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Many of us will know of the parlous state of the famous Wahringerfriedhof.
This is especially painful if you have ancestors buried there and wish to visit their graves. The cemetery is
not open to the public except on special tours and it is very neglected.

Ger-SIG genners must know all about the wonderful restoration of the historic Jewish cemetery at Hamburg-
Altona and the fascinating website they have created: http://www.denkmalstiftung.de/html/hof2.htm
and also {both in German}

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BCdischer_Friedhof_in_Hamburg-Altona

This German cemetery is of similar size to the Wahringerfriedhof but some decades older. Both contain many
historic tombstones. Hamburg-Altona has set a wonderful example for Vienna to follow.

A new exhibition {closes 25 Jan 2009} linking the Hamburg-Altona restoration and the delapidated state of
the Wahringer Cemetery will open in Vienna shortly at the Bezirks Museum, Wahring. Hopefully, this will be
the catalyst to start the much-needed restoration of the Vienna cemetery.

I have written about the opening ceremony {6.30pm, November 27, at the Museum, Wahringer Strasse 124 -
Amtshaus Wahring, Martinstrasse 100 (entrance at the corner) and the exhibition in full on the new blog,
which you may not have heard of: The Jewish Graveyard Rabbit. This blog concentrates on international
Jewish cemeteries, preservation and restoration projects, reading Hebrew tombstones and more:

http://jewishgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com/

In the blog, you will also be able to read my item about the HERZL tombstone in the Doblingerfriedhof,
Vienna and many other interesting contributions.

Celia Male - London, U.K.


Nyassaland precision and correction. #austria-czech

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

I should first apologize for a mistake in my yesterday's post about the
database containing the list of inmates in Nakumba camp in 1942.
Nakumba is situated in Malawi and not in Kenya.
Still it was under British administration during WW2.
May you forgive me for a Sunday error.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Nyassaland precision and correction. #austria-czech

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

I should first apologize for a mistake in my yesterday's post about the
database containing the list of inmates in Nakumba camp in 1942.
Nakumba is situated in Malawi and not in Kenya.
Still it was under British administration during WW2.
May you forgive me for a Sunday error.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France


Sefer Toras Yechezkel #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Dear friends,

I want to thank all of you that responded to my request about the
subject sefer. It is very heartening to experience the responses I
received and willingness of people to help each other out. THis
certainly goes to the heart of the matter as to the strength and
effectiveness of this discussion group. May we be zocheh to continue
sharing information.

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sefer Toras Yechezkel #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Dear friends,

I want to thank all of you that responded to my request about the
subject sefer. It is very heartening to experience the responses I
received and willingness of people to help each other out. THis
certainly goes to the heart of the matter as to the strength and
effectiveness of this discussion group. May we be zocheh to continue
sharing information.

Bezalel Weill


Brobruisk research project--why are we doing it? #belarus

Sfingold
 

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is a Brobruisk research project
underway, but very little money has been raised. If there is no interest
in the project, we will cancel it.
To donate, go to http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.
asp?project_cat=1 and select Brobruisk. The page has a link to the Brobruisk
project plan. Since the plan was published, we've received some new data
that will be posted soon. To continue, we need donations.

We also need a project coordinator to monitor project progress and lead the
fund raising effort. If you'd like to lead the project, contact me.
Please only serious replies >from people willing to put in some time and energy
on this project. If there is more than one volunteer, then you can work together.

Sharon Fingold
co-Coordinator of the Belarus SIG


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brobruisk research project--why are we doing it? #belarus

Sfingold
 

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is a Brobruisk research project
underway, but very little money has been raised. If there is no interest
in the project, we will cancel it.
To donate, go to http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.
asp?project_cat=1 and select Brobruisk. The page has a link to the Brobruisk
project plan. Since the plan was published, we've received some new data
that will be posted soon. To continue, we need donations.

We also need a project coordinator to monitor project progress and lead the
fund raising effort. If you'd like to lead the project, contact me.
Please only serious replies >from people willing to put in some time and energy
on this project. If there is more than one volunteer, then you can work together.

Sharon Fingold
co-Coordinator of the Belarus SIG


From Belarus to Paterson, NJ #belarus

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

A few weeks ago, I sent a message to the Lodz Area Research
Group and the BialyGen listservs as well as Jewishgen about
Jewish roots in Paterson, NJ. Many people >from Lodz and
Bialystok moved to Paterson, NJ when they left Eastern
Europe. I received many responses >from people whose families
came >from these two areas. However, I also received
responses >from people whose families moved >from Belarus to
Paterson. Hence, I am sending the same post to this group.

Paterson, NJ, was a textile city, also known as the Silk
City. Often people moved there to find work in one of the
many textile factories in this industrial city. Mark
Halpern, the coordinator of the Bialystok ShtetLink lived in
Paterson as a young boy, and I, the coordinator of the Lodz
Area Research Group ShtetLink lived there until I was 12
years old, when we moved next door to Fair Lawn, NJ. Mark
and I often half-joked (and
half-seriously) talked about the future generations who will
look for their roots in the archives in Paterson, NJ.

Since the IAJGS conference is being held in Philadelphia
next summer, we decided to put out feelers about how many
researchers would be interested in attending a Birds of a
Feather meeting at the Conference for the Paterson, NJ area,
which also includes Passaic, Kearny, and other nearby towns.
We have been in touch with the President of the Jewish
Historical Society of North Jersey as well as a few other
people actively involved in similar organizations involving
the history of Jewish Paterson. We decided that if there is
an interest, we would invite those people to attend. So far,
the responses to the earlier posts have been very positive.

As conference program Chairman, Mark is very busy now. We
agreed that responses to this inquiry would come to me.

All you have to do, is reply to me personally letting me
know:

1. your interest in a Paterson, NJ group
2. where your family came >from before moving to the Paterson
area
3. names of your family >from Paterson or nearby towns
4. any memorabilia you may have >from Paterson.
5. plans (even tentative) to attend the conference

Depending upon the responses, we will organize a Paterson
and area Birds-of-a-Feather meeting at the conference. If
this takes off, we will consider creating a Paterson
ShtetLink website on JewishGen.

Regards,
Roni

[Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz]
New York
Family Genealogy Website http://x.liebowitzes.com/genealogy

PRZYBYLSKI (later BILSKY) and PIASKOWSKI ---Belchatow, Lodz,in Poland;
some to Argentina SEIBEL, SZAEFER, KLOSS Klimontow, Nadbrzezie, Konary,
Grebow, Krakow, Baronow, Sandomierski, Rozwadow, Tarnobrzeg, Zukow in Poland;
Lviv in Ukraine (Galicia); Sao Paulo, Brazil URBACH, RUKALSKI,
ROZICKA, MANDELBAUM/MANDELBOIM --- Wegrow, Czerwonka,Warsaw, Minsk Mazowiecki,
Radom in Poland; Harare, Southern, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) RUJELSMAN --- Argentina


Another Source for the Hungarian Name Book #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

The book of surname changes in Hungary is also included in the
marvelous collection on Pecs University's KlimoTheca website. This
version allows you to search names alphabetically. Go to
http://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt04112203/index.html
and click on Tartalomjegyzek. That will take you to the page with
Hungarian surnames (i.e. the new names) starting with that letter.
The former name is in parentheses following the new name. Click on
elozo oldal (lower left) to see the previous page and kovetkezo oldal
(lower right) to advance to the next page.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html

Researching families including:
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou,
Seini, Rom., GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom., KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.; KOHN/ =20
Zbehnov, Slov.;
MOSKOVITS/Sobrance, Michalovce, Slov.; NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce,
Kristy, Slov.; POLACSEK/Sobrance, Slov.; ROSENBERG/Ungvar; VERO/
SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sighet, Rom


Belarus SIG #Belarus From Belarus to Paterson, NJ #belarus

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

A few weeks ago, I sent a message to the Lodz Area Research
Group and the BialyGen listservs as well as Jewishgen about
Jewish roots in Paterson, NJ. Many people >from Lodz and
Bialystok moved to Paterson, NJ when they left Eastern
Europe. I received many responses >from people whose families
came >from these two areas. However, I also received
responses >from people whose families moved >from Belarus to
Paterson. Hence, I am sending the same post to this group.

Paterson, NJ, was a textile city, also known as the Silk
City. Often people moved there to find work in one of the
many textile factories in this industrial city. Mark
Halpern, the coordinator of the Bialystok ShtetLink lived in
Paterson as a young boy, and I, the coordinator of the Lodz
Area Research Group ShtetLink lived there until I was 12
years old, when we moved next door to Fair Lawn, NJ. Mark
and I often half-joked (and
half-seriously) talked about the future generations who will
look for their roots in the archives in Paterson, NJ.

Since the IAJGS conference is being held in Philadelphia
next summer, we decided to put out feelers about how many
researchers would be interested in attending a Birds of a
Feather meeting at the Conference for the Paterson, NJ area,
which also includes Passaic, Kearny, and other nearby towns.
We have been in touch with the President of the Jewish
Historical Society of North Jersey as well as a few other
people actively involved in similar organizations involving
the history of Jewish Paterson. We decided that if there is
an interest, we would invite those people to attend. So far,
the responses to the earlier posts have been very positive.

As conference program Chairman, Mark is very busy now. We
agreed that responses to this inquiry would come to me.

All you have to do, is reply to me personally letting me
know:

1. your interest in a Paterson, NJ group
2. where your family came >from before moving to the Paterson
area
3. names of your family >from Paterson or nearby towns
4. any memorabilia you may have >from Paterson.
5. plans (even tentative) to attend the conference

Depending upon the responses, we will organize a Paterson
and area Birds-of-a-Feather meeting at the conference. If
this takes off, we will consider creating a Paterson
ShtetLink website on JewishGen.

Regards,
Roni

[Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz]
New York
Family Genealogy Website http://x.liebowitzes.com/genealogy

PRZYBYLSKI (later BILSKY) and PIASKOWSKI ---Belchatow, Lodz,in Poland;
some to Argentina SEIBEL, SZAEFER, KLOSS Klimontow, Nadbrzezie, Konary,
Grebow, Krakow, Baronow, Sandomierski, Rozwadow, Tarnobrzeg, Zukow in Poland;
Lviv in Ukraine (Galicia); Sao Paulo, Brazil URBACH, RUKALSKI,
ROZICKA, MANDELBAUM/MANDELBOIM --- Wegrow, Czerwonka,Warsaw, Minsk Mazowiecki,
Radom in Poland; Harare, Southern, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) RUJELSMAN --- Argentina


Hungary SIG #Hungary Another Source for the Hungarian Name Book #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

The book of surname changes in Hungary is also included in the
marvelous collection on Pecs University's KlimoTheca website. This
version allows you to search names alphabetically. Go to
http://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt04112203/index.html
and click on Tartalomjegyzek. That will take you to the page with
Hungarian surnames (i.e. the new names) starting with that letter.
The former name is in parentheses following the new name. Click on
elozo oldal (lower left) to see the previous page and kovetkezo oldal
(lower right) to advance to the next page.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html

Researching families including:
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou,
Seini, Rom., GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom., KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.; KOHN/ =20
Zbehnov, Slov.;
MOSKOVITS/Sobrance, Michalovce, Slov.; NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce,
Kristy, Slov.; POLACSEK/Sobrance, Slov.; ROSENBERG/Ungvar; VERO/
SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sighet, Rom


Cemetery in Topolcany #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

I would like to ask a favor of anyone who may be traveling to the cemetery in
Topolcany, Slovakia.

Likewise,If anyone knows of someone else traveling to this town, please advise me.
Thank you very much,

Bernard Weill
Brooklyn, NY

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Cemetery in Topolcany #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

I would like to ask a favor of anyone who may be traveling to the cemetery in
Topolcany, Slovakia.

Likewise,If anyone knows of someone else traveling to this town, please advise me.
Thank you very much,

Bernard Weill
Brooklyn, NY

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can help.


Landsmanshaftn Question/Chevera Halvoyes Hames Society #belarus

hat1946@...
 

Does anyone have information on the "Chevera Halvoyes Hames" Society?
They have Society Plot at Old Montifore Cemetery. Have not been able
to find any records. Trying to find out what town this group might have been from.
Thank you

Hattie Berman-Murphy
NYC

Searching: Dorfman
Berman,Michaelson,Conner (Connors) Davidoff (Davidwitz)Minsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus Landsmanshaftn Question/Chevera Halvoyes Hames Society #belarus

hat1946@...
 

Does anyone have information on the "Chevera Halvoyes Hames" Society?
They have Society Plot at Old Montifore Cemetery. Have not been able
to find any records. Trying to find out what town this group might have been from.
Thank you

Hattie Berman-Murphy
NYC

Searching: Dorfman
Berman,Michaelson,Conner (Connors) Davidoff (Davidwitz)Minsk


Are there passenger lists for people that went back to russia? #ukraine

A G <mollyblum@...>
 

I have a strange question. I cannot locate a death certificate for my
gggrandmother who came over with her 19 year daughter >from Russia for
an arranged marriage to my ggrandfather DAVID BLUMENTHAL.
MY GGGgrandmother was ROZA/ROSA SCHOENBERG born 1846 in KUZMIN UKRAINE.
Her daughter was RIVKE (REBECCA) SCHOENBERG. Could ROZA have gone back
to RUSSIA? She came over in 1896. Are their records of people returning
back to Europe? If so, where can I find them?

Thanks
AMYBETH GREGORY
BLUMENTHAL (ROCHESTER, NY, NYC AND POSSIBLY SATANOV/BOLEKHOV)
SCHOENBERG/COHEN/KOHEN (ROCHESTER NY, KUZMIN UKRAINE) ALSO LOOKING FOR
ANNA KLEIN (B. 1866) PARENTS MAX AND SARA (ROCHESTER NY, NYC, RUSSIA)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Are there passenger lists for people that went back to russia? #ukraine

A G <mollyblum@...>
 

I have a strange question. I cannot locate a death certificate for my
gggrandmother who came over with her 19 year daughter >from Russia for
an arranged marriage to my ggrandfather DAVID BLUMENTHAL.
MY GGGgrandmother was ROZA/ROSA SCHOENBERG born 1846 in KUZMIN UKRAINE.
Her daughter was RIVKE (REBECCA) SCHOENBERG. Could ROZA have gone back
to RUSSIA? She came over in 1896. Are their records of people returning
back to Europe? If so, where can I find them?

Thanks
AMYBETH GREGORY
BLUMENTHAL (ROCHESTER, NY, NYC AND POSSIBLY SATANOV/BOLEKHOV)
SCHOENBERG/COHEN/KOHEN (ROCHESTER NY, KUZMIN UKRAINE) ALSO LOOKING FOR
ANNA KLEIN (B. 1866) PARENTS MAX AND SARA (ROCHESTER NY, NYC, RUSSIA)


Ahron Moshe Yakow, Rabbi of Apt 1731-63 #rabbinic

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Hello to the group,

Does anyone have genealogical information about Rav Ahron Moshe
Yakow of Apt? He was ABD and town rabbi of Opatow betwen 1731 and
1763. I would be interested in information or sources about his
ascendants/descendants and spouse.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Gilbert Hendlisz (Brussels)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Ahron Moshe Yakow, Rabbi of Apt 1731-63 #rabbinic

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Hello to the group,

Does anyone have genealogical information about Rav Ahron Moshe
Yakow of Apt? He was ABD and town rabbi of Opatow betwen 1731 and
1763. I would be interested in information or sources about his
ascendants/descendants and spouse.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Gilbert Hendlisz (Brussels)