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Re: Sellers of wigs in shtetls #general

Jean Perkin <jeanperkin@...>
 

According to my mother, her mother wore a simple little wig >from the time
she got married in Zaludok which was then Russian Poland. Looking at
photographs, it looks very much like human hair. I would hazard a guess
that the hair came >from the long tresses of young maidens when they got
married.

I have also seen a picture of a rebbetzin >from Zaludok wearing a wig which
was very high and very ornate. Presumably they had ladies whose profession
it was to make wigs, and they created them to the client's wishes.

I should imagine it was the norm for a Jewish marriage. In the 30s in Eretz
Yisrael, my other grandmother who was strictly religious and came >from a
rabbinical family did not wear a wig, just a kerchief (tichal). I was told
many religious women did not wear a wig there, because it was too hot. If
they did it was only in public, otherwise they just kept their head covered
when at home.

Jean Perkin

"usdine" <usdine@orange.fr> wrote in message

All information about the sellers of wigs in the XIX th century in the
shtetls will be welcome..


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sellers of wigs in shtetls #general

Jean Perkin <jeanperkin@...>
 

According to my mother, her mother wore a simple little wig >from the time
she got married in Zaludok which was then Russian Poland. Looking at
photographs, it looks very much like human hair. I would hazard a guess
that the hair came >from the long tresses of young maidens when they got
married.

I have also seen a picture of a rebbetzin >from Zaludok wearing a wig which
was very high and very ornate. Presumably they had ladies whose profession
it was to make wigs, and they created them to the client's wishes.

I should imagine it was the norm for a Jewish marriage. In the 30s in Eretz
Yisrael, my other grandmother who was strictly religious and came >from a
rabbinical family did not wear a wig, just a kerchief (tichal). I was told
many religious women did not wear a wig there, because it was too hot. If
they did it was only in public, otherwise they just kept their head covered
when at home.

Jean Perkin

"usdine" <usdine@orange.fr> wrote in message

All information about the sellers of wigs in the XIX th century in the
shtetls will be welcome..


Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Susan&David
 

There is another source for the names and addresses of local Jewish
institutions, including Manhattan synagogues, for the period 1899-1900
"The American Jewish Yearbook" full text available on -line at:
http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=40
I have searched through a number of subsequent volumes, but their
institution's lists appear to be limited to national institutions only.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Pamela Weisberger wrote:

The best source to locate the names of the shtebls and synagogues of the lower
east side is the "Lower East Side Tour Book" by Oscar Israelowitz...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Susan&David
 

There is another source for the names and addresses of local Jewish
institutions, including Manhattan synagogues, for the period 1899-1900
"The American Jewish Yearbook" full text available on -line at:
http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=40
I have searched through a number of subsequent volumes, but their
institution's lists appear to be limited to national institutions only.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Pamela Weisberger wrote:

The best source to locate the names of the shtebls and synagogues of the lower
east side is the "Lower East Side Tour Book" by Oscar Israelowitz...


JGS GREATER MIAMI DECEMBER 6, 2009 MEETING #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

JGS of Greater Miami will be meeting Sunday December 6, 2009 10:00am
at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
Tel: 305-576-4000 for directions.
Light refreshments and Free Secure Parking on site. See reminder below.

If you're a former South Florida resident, or current, you probably have
warm memories of great Jewish delis, Wolfies, Joe's Stone Crabs, a new
glamour hotel on Miami Beach every year, then you don't want to miss our
next meeting which will feature author Seth Bramson speaking on his most
recent book, "Sunshine, Stone Crabs and Cheesecake." Bramson, a JGS Miami
member, has written 16 books, including a book of the Jewish history of the
area, "L'Chaim! The History of the Jewish Community of Greater Miami," which
details the part early Jewish pioneers played in building the community.

The meeting begins at 10am followed by Seth's presentation and our annual
Hanukkah celebration, complete with decorations, special treats, and a
Hanukkah Party Grab Bag ($5.00). Guest and Members: If bringing a child or
children who are certainly welcome, please have a gift for them too so they
don't feel left out.

Guests are always welcome. Come and enjoy the morning of genealogy with
your fellow researchers. This should be a very informative session. 9:45AM -
Early Bird gab and catch-up time. Guests are always welcome. We look forward
to seeing you there to share this with us.

A reminder about new security parking regulations: The gate is now
permanently closed. On the left is a yellow security box, press #001 to
connect to security. Announce you are attending the JGS meeting, the gate
will slide open and then close behind you. Have ID.


Joan Parker, President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN (sp), BERGER, JAGODA/YAGODA-Plock,
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,NY.
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY.
KATZ, TROCK,GELFAND,KRITZOFF-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and MiamiBeach,FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS GREATER MIAMI DECEMBER 6, 2009 MEETING #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

JGS of Greater Miami will be meeting Sunday December 6, 2009 10:00am
at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL
Tel: 305-576-4000 for directions.
Light refreshments and Free Secure Parking on site. See reminder below.

If you're a former South Florida resident, or current, you probably have
warm memories of great Jewish delis, Wolfies, Joe's Stone Crabs, a new
glamour hotel on Miami Beach every year, then you don't want to miss our
next meeting which will feature author Seth Bramson speaking on his most
recent book, "Sunshine, Stone Crabs and Cheesecake." Bramson, a JGS Miami
member, has written 16 books, including a book of the Jewish history of the
area, "L'Chaim! The History of the Jewish Community of Greater Miami," which
details the part early Jewish pioneers played in building the community.

The meeting begins at 10am followed by Seth's presentation and our annual
Hanukkah celebration, complete with decorations, special treats, and a
Hanukkah Party Grab Bag ($5.00). Guest and Members: If bringing a child or
children who are certainly welcome, please have a gift for them too so they
don't feel left out.

Guests are always welcome. Come and enjoy the morning of genealogy with
your fellow researchers. This should be a very informative session. 9:45AM -
Early Bird gab and catch-up time. Guests are always welcome. We look forward
to seeing you there to share this with us.

A reminder about new security parking regulations: The gate is now
permanently closed. On the left is a yellow security box, press #001 to
connect to security. Announce you are attending the JGS meeting, the gate
will slide open and then close behind you. Have ID.


Joan Parker, President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN (sp), BERGER, JAGODA/YAGODA-Plock,
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,NY.
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY.
KATZ, TROCK,GELFAND,KRITZOFF-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and MiamiBeach,FL.


History of RR gauge between Lwow & Przemysl #galicia

Yaakov Weiss <Gmw112252@...>
 

Dear GGeners:

Can anyone tell me what the changes were (if any), to the
railroad track gauge between Lwow and Przemysl during the period
of both Soviet and Nazi occupation (1940-1943).

I need to know whether the Nazis converted the Soviet broad
gauge track to standard gauge during their occupation of the GG
Galicia or did they leave it at broad gauge and change wheels in
Przemysl, or use only captured Soviet rolling stock and
locomotives, or some combination of the above?

I need this information only for this route (although knowing
generally about track changes effecting Lemberg or any of the
other 7 lines that connect to the city would be helpful too). And
for this window of time only.

[Note to GGenners, I've done a lot of research on the subject but
just the specific answer to this specific question seems to be
missing >from what's basically available in the library or the
Internet. So please you guys are always great but I don't need to
re-invent the wheel (pardon the pun).]

Thanks,

Yaakov Weiss
New York City
Researching: SALZBERG of Zloczow, Lwow & Jerampshe
WEISS of Lemberg/Lwow


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia History of RR gauge between Lwow & Przemysl #galicia

Yaakov Weiss <Gmw112252@...>
 

Dear GGeners:

Can anyone tell me what the changes were (if any), to the
railroad track gauge between Lwow and Przemysl during the period
of both Soviet and Nazi occupation (1940-1943).

I need to know whether the Nazis converted the Soviet broad
gauge track to standard gauge during their occupation of the GG
Galicia or did they leave it at broad gauge and change wheels in
Przemysl, or use only captured Soviet rolling stock and
locomotives, or some combination of the above?

I need this information only for this route (although knowing
generally about track changes effecting Lemberg or any of the
other 7 lines that connect to the city would be helpful too). And
for this window of time only.

[Note to GGenners, I've done a lot of research on the subject but
just the specific answer to this specific question seems to be
missing >from what's basically available in the library or the
Internet. So please you guys are always great but I don't need to
re-invent the wheel (pardon the pun).]

Thanks,

Yaakov Weiss
New York City
Researching: SALZBERG of Zloczow, Lwow & Jerampshe
WEISS of Lemberg/Lwow


Re: Svir Revision Lists #belarus

adar@...
 

Re: Svir Revision Lists (November 25, 2009)
Virtually all data files that have been translated are posted on JewishGen.
If it is not listed there, it probably has not been found or translated.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
Database Coordinator for Belarus Sig


"Does anyone know if the 1834, 1850 and 1858 revision lists for Svir,
Belarus have been translated into English
and, if so, are there links to access the information online?"

Thanks.

Lee Harrison
Sarasota, Fl


COHEN Liverpool, Russia #general

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm searching Rebecca/Beccy COHEN. Beccy was(Louis FREEDMAN/ FREEMAN)2nd wife.
They married 1904/5. Rebecca was born Russia abt 1875 & died April
1911 aged 36.

Louis FREEDMAN/FREEMAN had the following children to his 1st wife:-
Gedaliah/Daniel/Dal/David born Leeds 1891
Hyman/Harry born Liverpool 1893
Nellie/Helen/Lillian born Liverpool 1894
*Abraham* born Russia 1898 - Possibly Becky's son to 1st marriage.
Samuel born Liverpool 1896
Elias/Eli born Liverpool 1898
Isaac born Liverpool 1900

Louis and Rebecca COHEN children were:-
Teri/Edward/Teddy born Liverpool 1905
Harry/Henry born Liverpool 1907

Abraham FREEDMAN/FREEMAN might have changed his name back to COHEN
after his mother died.
I lost trace since 1911 census & both Rebecca and Abraham remain brick
walls. My quest is to try to find what happened to Abraham FREEDMAN/FREEMAN/
COHEN.

Also searching FREEMAN/FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN Liverpool/Leeds/Germany/Lomza

Monica McMullin
Liverpool UK


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Svir Revision Lists #belarus

adar@...
 

Re: Svir Revision Lists (November 25, 2009)
Virtually all data files that have been translated are posted on JewishGen.
If it is not listed there, it probably has not been found or translated.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
Database Coordinator for Belarus Sig


"Does anyone know if the 1834, 1850 and 1858 revision lists for Svir,
Belarus have been translated into English
and, if so, are there links to access the information online?"

Thanks.

Lee Harrison
Sarasota, Fl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen COHEN Liverpool, Russia #general

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm searching Rebecca/Beccy COHEN. Beccy was(Louis FREEDMAN/ FREEMAN)2nd wife.
They married 1904/5. Rebecca was born Russia abt 1875 & died April
1911 aged 36.

Louis FREEDMAN/FREEMAN had the following children to his 1st wife:-
Gedaliah/Daniel/Dal/David born Leeds 1891
Hyman/Harry born Liverpool 1893
Nellie/Helen/Lillian born Liverpool 1894
*Abraham* born Russia 1898 - Possibly Becky's son to 1st marriage.
Samuel born Liverpool 1896
Elias/Eli born Liverpool 1898
Isaac born Liverpool 1900

Louis and Rebecca COHEN children were:-
Teri/Edward/Teddy born Liverpool 1905
Harry/Henry born Liverpool 1907

Abraham FREEDMAN/FREEMAN might have changed his name back to COHEN
after his mother died.
I lost trace since 1911 census & both Rebecca and Abraham remain brick
walls. My quest is to try to find what happened to Abraham FREEDMAN/FREEMAN/
COHEN.

Also searching FREEMAN/FRIEDMAN/FREEDMAN Liverpool/Leeds/Germany/Lomza

Monica McMullin
Liverpool UK


Re: Sellers of wigs in shtetls #general

Ava Cohn <avatom@...>
 

Christine Usdin has asked regarding sheitlen (wigs), "what they were like and
made out of...Did all our Great Grandmothers wear wigs?"

Having analyzed myriad photos of Jewish women taken in the latter half of the
nineteenth century and early twentieth century, I have to answer that there is
not a simple answer to your question about sheitlen (plural in Yiddish of
sheitel/shaitel). The most concise answer is that it depended on where the
woman lived, the time period she lived and her personality as much as it did
on religious practices. Needless to say, there are those who agree and disagree
about wearing a sheitel, but that is not a genealogical discussion.


Before the nineteenth century, married women in general covered their hair with
shawls or veils. However, there were exceptions to the rule. I was able to find
a mezzotint of a Fanny von Arnstein done in Austria in 1804. In it, she is
wearing clothing fashionable in Vienna at the time and wore her hair uncovered
which according to the author of "The History of Jewish Costume", "she is said
to have incurred rabbinic censure."

According to the Yizkor book of Korczyna, "No married woman wore her own
hair...even sheitels or wigs were not worn".
See www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Korczyna/Kor041.html.

Even into the twentieth century, some women in some places continued to use a
shawl instead of a sheitel. Where sheitlen were worn, they were made mostly
of human hair with silk. Some may have been made with animal hair but under
no circumstances were they to be made >from anything used in idolatry.
Particularly in larger cities but in smaller shtetls as well, there was an
effort made to match the style of the sheitel with current dress styles and
in America, many married women stopped wearing their sheitel as they adopted a
more westernized look. On the other hand, many women wore the same sheitel
throughout their lives regardless of current fashion trends.

As an aside, my own grandmother told her children that she left Russia because
she had such lovely long hair and didn't want to have to cut it to wear a sheitel
once she was married. She, of course, never mentioned that the pogroms had
anything to do with her decision to come to America.

For more information about sheitlen, you might want to consult "Hide and Seek:
Jewish Women and Hair Covering", edited by Lynne Schreiber at
www.urimpublications.com

Hope this helps.

Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sellers of wigs in shtetls #general

Ava Cohn <avatom@...>
 

Christine Usdin has asked regarding sheitlen (wigs), "what they were like and
made out of...Did all our Great Grandmothers wear wigs?"

Having analyzed myriad photos of Jewish women taken in the latter half of the
nineteenth century and early twentieth century, I have to answer that there is
not a simple answer to your question about sheitlen (plural in Yiddish of
sheitel/shaitel). The most concise answer is that it depended on where the
woman lived, the time period she lived and her personality as much as it did
on religious practices. Needless to say, there are those who agree and disagree
about wearing a sheitel, but that is not a genealogical discussion.


Before the nineteenth century, married women in general covered their hair with
shawls or veils. However, there were exceptions to the rule. I was able to find
a mezzotint of a Fanny von Arnstein done in Austria in 1804. In it, she is
wearing clothing fashionable in Vienna at the time and wore her hair uncovered
which according to the author of "The History of Jewish Costume", "she is said
to have incurred rabbinic censure."

According to the Yizkor book of Korczyna, "No married woman wore her own
hair...even sheitels or wigs were not worn".
See www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Korczyna/Kor041.html.

Even into the twentieth century, some women in some places continued to use a
shawl instead of a sheitel. Where sheitlen were worn, they were made mostly
of human hair with silk. Some may have been made with animal hair but under
no circumstances were they to be made >from anything used in idolatry.
Particularly in larger cities but in smaller shtetls as well, there was an
effort made to match the style of the sheitel with current dress styles and
in America, many married women stopped wearing their sheitel as they adopted a
more westernized look. On the other hand, many women wore the same sheitel
throughout their lives regardless of current fashion trends.

As an aside, my own grandmother told her children that she left Russia because
she had such lovely long hair and didn't want to have to cut it to wear a sheitel
once she was married. She, of course, never mentioned that the pogroms had
anything to do with her decision to come to America.

For more information about sheitlen, you might want to consult "Hide and Seek:
Jewish Women and Hair Covering", edited by Lynne Schreiber at
www.urimpublications.com

Hope this helps.

Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL


Need Information about Klodzko, Poland #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

My rabbi recently acquired a Holocaust Torah scroll >from Klodzko, Poland for
our synagogue (Temple Beth Shalom of Arnold, MD). We would like to obtain a
list of the residents of Klodzko who perished in the Shoa. Does anyone know
how to obtain such a list, if possible, with dates of deportation or dates
of death? Our Congregation would like to say kaddish for these people.
Also, does anyone have any pre-war photos of Klodzko that you can share with
us? What Klodzko related documents are available the Polish archives? Does
anyone know of any living survivors >from Klodzko?

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please reply
privately.

B'shalom,

Dave
David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder & Past Coordinator
davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, Maryland, USA
http://www.davefox73.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Information about Klodzko, Poland #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

My rabbi recently acquired a Holocaust Torah scroll >from Klodzko, Poland for
our synagogue (Temple Beth Shalom of Arnold, MD). We would like to obtain a
list of the residents of Klodzko who perished in the Shoa. Does anyone know
how to obtain such a list, if possible, with dates of deportation or dates
of death? Our Congregation would like to say kaddish for these people.
Also, does anyone have any pre-war photos of Klodzko that you can share with
us? What Klodzko related documents are available the Polish archives? Does
anyone know of any living survivors >from Klodzko?

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please reply
privately.

B'shalom,

Dave
David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder & Past Coordinator
davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, Maryland, USA
http://www.davefox73.com


Re: Svir revision lists #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

1858 is online
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/svir

Also a list of those who went to Southern Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine
Nancy Holden

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Harrison" <leedh1@verizon.net>

"Does anyone know if the 1834, 1850 and 1858 revision lists for Svir,
Belarus have been translated into English
and, if so, are there links to access the information online?"

Thanks.

Lee Harrison
Sarasota, Fl


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Svir revision lists #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

1858 is online
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/svir

Also a list of those who went to Southern Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine
Nancy Holden

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Harrison" <leedh1@verizon.net>

"Does anyone know if the 1834, 1850 and 1858 revision lists for Svir,
Belarus have been translated into English
and, if so, are there links to access the information online?"

Thanks.

Lee Harrison
Sarasota, Fl


Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Marc Dver writes:

"I am trying to find information about a synagogue located at 217 Forsyth St. in
Manhattan circa 1900. I have a marriage certificate with the address but cannot
make out the name of the synagogue nor of the Rabbi."

The best source to locate the names of the shtebls and synagogues of the lower
east side is the "Lower East Side Tour Book" by Oscar Israelowitz. In the back
of the book is a section, by street name and number, listing even the smallest
of shuls. This book appears to be out of print, but is held by many public and
university libraries and is also in the collections of many Jewish Genealogical
Societies and JCCs.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Marc Dver writes:

"I am trying to find information about a synagogue located at 217 Forsyth St. in
Manhattan circa 1900. I have a marriage certificate with the address but cannot
make out the name of the synagogue nor of the Rabbi."

The best source to locate the names of the shtebls and synagogues of the lower
east side is the "Lower East Side Tour Book" by Oscar Israelowitz. In the back
of the book is a section, by street name and number, listing even the smallest
of shuls. This book appears to be out of print, but is held by many public and
university libraries and is also in the collections of many Jewish Genealogical
Societies and JCCs.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com