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Thursday, April 29, 2010: The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews #general

janicemsj@...
 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews A talk and
presentation by Dr. Stanley M. Hordes

Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 7:30 pm

During his tenure as New Mexico State Historian in the 1980's, Dr. Hordes met
people in the Hispanic community who displayed practices suggestive of Jewish
customs, such as lighting candles on Friday night for the Jewish Sabbath and
following Jewish dietary laws. His research led to his award-winning book on the
history of the crypto-Jews in New Mexico. Dr. Hordes will discuss the evolution of
the crypto-Jews >from their origins in the forced conversions of Spain in the 14th
and 15th centuries to the recent past, describing the customs and consciousness
that have survived to this day.

Dr. Stanley M. Hordes is an adjunct research professor at the Latin American and
Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico. His book "To the End of the
Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico" was awarded the Gaspar Perez de
Villagre Prize in 2006 by the Historical Society of New Mexico for outstanding
historical publication of the year. In 2007, the book won the Southwest Book
Award, given by the Border Regional Library Association. This event is cosponsored
by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Allison J. Green, ajgreen@bjesf.org, or visit http://www.bjesf.org/library.htm .

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


Jewish Student Union of the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49 #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I have a photo montage of the members of the Jewish Student Union of
the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49.

Below are their names which appear to be using a German spelling, with
the letter J substituting for I. Following each name, I indicated if
they are male or female.

First (top) row:
E. Joffe, m
E. Mandel, f
F. Lichter, f
D. Schindel, f
P. Krajcer, f
R. Pomeranz, f
G. Majngarten, f
A. Brenner, f

Second row:
R. Gross, f
H. Bachner, f
J. Zajonczkowski, m
J. Silberherz, m
L. Lustig, m
M. Hupert, m
J. Dresner, m
L. Schindel, m
L. Turner, f
M. Schewach, f

Third row:
S. Edelman, m
A. Lichter, m
S. Mandel, m
M. Majngarten, m
M. Zarnowiecki, m
B. Schmorak, m

Fourth row:
J. Smulewicz, m
E. Klinghoffer, m
W. Lichter, m
M. Podbereski, m

Fifth (bottom) row:
M. Schnitzer, f
P. Kimmelfeld, m
B. Faigenbaum, f
N. Gesundheit, m
C. Neiger, f
M. Penczak, m
S. Fischbein, f
J. Panzer, m
H. Mandel, f
M. Hochzeit, m
M. Willner, f
E. Klieger, m


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thursday, April 29, 2010: The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews #general

janicemsj@...
 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews A talk and
presentation by Dr. Stanley M. Hordes

Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 7:30 pm

During his tenure as New Mexico State Historian in the 1980's, Dr. Hordes met
people in the Hispanic community who displayed practices suggestive of Jewish
customs, such as lighting candles on Friday night for the Jewish Sabbath and
following Jewish dietary laws. His research led to his award-winning book on the
history of the crypto-Jews in New Mexico. Dr. Hordes will discuss the evolution of
the crypto-Jews >from their origins in the forced conversions of Spain in the 14th
and 15th centuries to the recent past, describing the customs and consciousness
that have survived to this day.

Dr. Stanley M. Hordes is an adjunct research professor at the Latin American and
Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico. His book "To the End of the
Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico" was awarded the Gaspar Perez de
Villagre Prize in 2006 by the Historical Society of New Mexico for outstanding
historical publication of the year. In 2007, the book won the Southwest Book
Award, given by the Border Regional Library Association. This event is cosponsored
by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Allison J. Green, ajgreen@bjesf.org, or visit http://www.bjesf.org/library.htm .

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Student Union of the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49 #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I have a photo montage of the members of the Jewish Student Union of
the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49.

Below are their names which appear to be using a German spelling, with
the letter J substituting for I. Following each name, I indicated if
they are male or female.

First (top) row:
E. Joffe, m
E. Mandel, f
F. Lichter, f
D. Schindel, f
P. Krajcer, f
R. Pomeranz, f
G. Majngarten, f
A. Brenner, f

Second row:
R. Gross, f
H. Bachner, f
J. Zajonczkowski, m
J. Silberherz, m
L. Lustig, m
M. Hupert, m
J. Dresner, m
L. Schindel, m
L. Turner, f
M. Schewach, f

Third row:
S. Edelman, m
A. Lichter, m
S. Mandel, m
M. Majngarten, m
M. Zarnowiecki, m
B. Schmorak, m

Fourth row:
J. Smulewicz, m
E. Klinghoffer, m
W. Lichter, m
M. Podbereski, m

Fifth (bottom) row:
M. Schnitzer, f
P. Kimmelfeld, m
B. Faigenbaum, f
N. Gesundheit, m
C. Neiger, f
M. Penczak, m
S. Fischbein, f
J. Panzer, m
H. Mandel, f
M. Hochzeit, m
M. Willner, f
E. Klieger, m


Chanowicz/Kanovitch/Kanofitz/and other variations #general

carols
 

I've asked before but it never hurts to ask again!! Maybe someone is out there
reading every email and will realize they are related or have come across
something that sheds some light on Abraham KANOVITCH, author in 1929 of The Will
to Beauty, a critique of the works of Schopenhauer & Nietzsche. He was also a
portrait artist who was born in Lomza, Poland in 1885, came to the USA/NYC with his
family when he was young and later lived and worked in NYC and the Haverstraw area.
He was my grandmother's brother, my great uncle. I am looking for his burial site.
His wife is buried at Mt. Carmel but he has remained illusive. Thank you for
replying directly to me if you have any ideas or info!!
Carol Streem, Cleveland, Ohio
KANOVITCH >from Lomza, Poland to NYC (CHANOWICZ/KANOFITZ/KANN/KENN)
SMOLINSKY >from Poland to NYC
FRENKIEL >from Lomza and Pultusk, Poland to NYC (FRANKEL)
SOLONTZ >from Minsk to NYC (SALANT)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chanowicz/Kanovitch/Kanofitz/and other variations #general

carols
 

I've asked before but it never hurts to ask again!! Maybe someone is out there
reading every email and will realize they are related or have come across
something that sheds some light on Abraham KANOVITCH, author in 1929 of The Will
to Beauty, a critique of the works of Schopenhauer & Nietzsche. He was also a
portrait artist who was born in Lomza, Poland in 1885, came to the USA/NYC with his
family when he was young and later lived and worked in NYC and the Haverstraw area.
He was my grandmother's brother, my great uncle. I am looking for his burial site.
His wife is buried at Mt. Carmel but he has remained illusive. Thank you for
replying directly to me if you have any ideas or info!!
Carol Streem, Cleveland, Ohio
KANOVITCH >from Lomza, Poland to NYC (CHANOWICZ/KANOFITZ/KANN/KENN)
SMOLINSKY >from Poland to NYC
FRENKIEL >from Lomza and Pultusk, Poland to NYC (FRANKEL)
SOLONTZ >from Minsk to NYC (SALANT)


Viewmate - Lithuanian great grandmoither named Mary? #general

Barbara S. Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

There's nothing to decipher. Genealogists must be careful to take even legal
documents with the proverbial grain of salt.

The informant, whomever it was, either
1. did not know her name but felt he/she had to write something..... or
2. Anglicized a name like Maayana, Macia (Masha), Miiryem, Mushke, or
3. didn't want to write a "strange" name like Breina or Yocheved and wrote a
simple "American" name.

One of my Lithuanian relatives is listed on her son's Ohio marriage certificate as
"Mary Michaels." She was born, lived and died in a small Lithuanian shtetl.

I'm trying to determine the name of my maternal grandfather's mother. It is
written on his death certificate but I can't make it out. She was a simple
Lithuanian or Latvian lady and, as tempting as it is, her name surely was not Mary.

MODERATOR NOTE: While we don't post usually viewmate responses, this one explains
a point related to methodology and we feel the explanation could be of general
interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - Lithuanian great grandmoither named Mary? #general

Barbara S. Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

There's nothing to decipher. Genealogists must be careful to take even legal
documents with the proverbial grain of salt.

The informant, whomever it was, either
1. did not know her name but felt he/she had to write something..... or
2. Anglicized a name like Maayana, Macia (Masha), Miiryem, Mushke, or
3. didn't want to write a "strange" name like Breina or Yocheved and wrote a
simple "American" name.

One of my Lithuanian relatives is listed on her son's Ohio marriage certificate as
"Mary Michaels." She was born, lived and died in a small Lithuanian shtetl.

I'm trying to determine the name of my maternal grandfather's mother. It is
written on his death certificate but I can't make it out. She was a simple
Lithuanian or Latvian lady and, as tempting as it is, her name surely was not Mary.

MODERATOR NOTE: While we don't post usually viewmate responses, this one explains
a point related to methodology and we feel the explanation could be of general
interest.


help identify - photo of Minden Heideschule Class of 1937/38 on ViewMate (VM15141) #germany

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

I have posted to ViewMate a photo taken of the girls class of the Minden
Heideschule 1937-38. It is ViewMate #15141

To access the photo directly, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15141

This is a class photo taken in Minden, Germany for the school year 1937-38.
The school is the Heideschule. The teacher has been identified as Martla Beune.
PLEASE help identify the students. I think the fourth >from left in the top
row is my aunt, Erika (Eva) INGBERG. My mother was Paula Pessa Massa INGBERG.
Names currently identified in the photo include: FREY, INGBERG, KREUZ, HOFFMANN,
BEUNE, DREUS, HOPPMANN, BERG, MILLER, STEINBACH, BERGMEIER, SCHMIDT, NOLTMEIR
and DALLMEIR (DAHLMEIER).

- the ViewMate address http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Please respondd to me directly at: cattheater@yahoo.com Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson Grayling MI, USA cattheater@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany help identify - photo of Minden Heideschule Class of 1937/38 on ViewMate (VM15141) #germany

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

I have posted to ViewMate a photo taken of the girls class of the Minden
Heideschule 1937-38. It is ViewMate #15141

To access the photo directly, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15141

This is a class photo taken in Minden, Germany for the school year 1937-38.
The school is the Heideschule. The teacher has been identified as Martla Beune.
PLEASE help identify the students. I think the fourth >from left in the top
row is my aunt, Erika (Eva) INGBERG. My mother was Paula Pessa Massa INGBERG.
Names currently identified in the photo include: FREY, INGBERG, KREUZ, HOFFMANN,
BEUNE, DREUS, HOPPMANN, BERG, MILLER, STEINBACH, BERGMEIER, SCHMIDT, NOLTMEIR
and DALLMEIR (DAHLMEIER).

- the ViewMate address http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Please respondd to me directly at: cattheater@yahoo.com Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson Grayling MI, USA cattheater@yahoo.com


Identification of students in 1937-1938 school photo ViewMate #1514 #general

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

I have posted to ViewMate a photo taken of the girls class of the Minden
Heideschule 1937-38. It is ViewMate #15141 To access the photo directly, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15141

This is a class photo taken in Minden, Germany for the school year 1937-38. The
school is the Heideschule. The teacher has been identified as Martla Beune. Please
help identify the students. I think the fourth >from left in the top row is my aunt,
Erika (Eva) Ingberg. My mother was Paula Pessa Massa Ingberg. Names currently
identified in the photo include: FREY, INGBERG, KREUZ, HOFFMANN, BEUNE, DREUS,
HOPPMANN, BERG, MILLER, STEINBACH, BERGMEIER, SCHMIDT, NOLTMEIR and DALLMEIR
(DAHLMEIER).
- the ViewMate address http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

You may respond to me directly at: cattheater@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson
Grayling MI, USA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identification of students in 1937-1938 school photo ViewMate #1514 #general

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

I have posted to ViewMate a photo taken of the girls class of the Minden
Heideschule 1937-38. It is ViewMate #15141 To access the photo directly, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15141

This is a class photo taken in Minden, Germany for the school year 1937-38. The
school is the Heideschule. The teacher has been identified as Martla Beune. Please
help identify the students. I think the fourth >from left in the top row is my aunt,
Erika (Eva) Ingberg. My mother was Paula Pessa Massa Ingberg. Names currently
identified in the photo include: FREY, INGBERG, KREUZ, HOFFMANN, BEUNE, DREUS,
HOPPMANN, BERG, MILLER, STEINBACH, BERGMEIER, SCHMIDT, NOLTMEIR and DALLMEIR
(DAHLMEIER).
- the ViewMate address http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

You may respond to me directly at: cattheater@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson
Grayling MI, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please make sure when you submit messages, that the subject line
reflects the subject of your message and that the only words that have all letters
written in upper case are surnames


Re: How cemeteries today try to prevent baby markers at their gravesites from sinking #general

Joan S. Gross
 

Re: Baby graves - I was curious as to why I saw so many infant/toddler graves
buried along the front and side fencelines of older cemeteries and it was explained
to me that a baby death was not a 'normal' thing; that everyone was meant to live a
long life and so if God decided He had made a mistake He would be able to easily
locate the dead child and restore its life. I'm not certain if people really
believed this; they probably thought it wouldn't hurt to try. Does anyone out there
have a similar story?

Joan S. Gross

From: "Steven Lasky" <steve725@optonline.net>
Someone had written to me about baby markers and their gravesites, so I wrote
to a cemetery manager I know whose cemetery has handled a good number of such
burials....
MODERATOR NOTE: Jewish customs are off-topic for this list, but we welcome
factual responses as to why the graves are off to the side of the cemetery. If you
want to share customs, please continue the discussion by replying privately to Joan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How cemeteries today try to prevent baby markers at their gravesites from sinking #general

Joan S. Gross
 

Re: Baby graves - I was curious as to why I saw so many infant/toddler graves
buried along the front and side fencelines of older cemeteries and it was explained
to me that a baby death was not a 'normal' thing; that everyone was meant to live a
long life and so if God decided He had made a mistake He would be able to easily
locate the dead child and restore its life. I'm not certain if people really
believed this; they probably thought it wouldn't hurt to try. Does anyone out there
have a similar story?

Joan S. Gross

From: "Steven Lasky" <steve725@optonline.net>
Someone had written to me about baby markers and their gravesites, so I wrote
to a cemetery manager I know whose cemetery has handled a good number of such
burials....
MODERATOR NOTE: Jewish customs are off-topic for this list, but we welcome
factual responses as to why the graves are off to the side of the cemetery. If you
want to share customs, please continue the discussion by replying privately to Joan


Hirlau Romania cemetery #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear Genners,
A few months ago ,due to a family funeral in Hirlau Romania, we have taken pictures
of all 1200 headstones in the new cemetery.I am now in the process of making an
excel database (JOWBR Format) and at a second stage I shall attempt to compare with
the existing records. Most of the tombs are legible and written in Hebrew and
Romanian. Among names I have found - FRAIER,STEINBERG,LIPSCANU,HERTINBERG,DAVID,
KISIL,FAIN,MOSCOVICI,HONIG,PANTOF ARO,POPLICHER and more. I shall not be able to
look for names on a personal basis, at the moment, but hopefully the database will
be done in a few months. I shall than also upload it to the Hirlau site on
Jewishgen. Happy independence day
Lea Haber Gedalia,Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hirlau Romania cemetery #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear Genners,
A few months ago ,due to a family funeral in Hirlau Romania, we have taken pictures
of all 1200 headstones in the new cemetery.I am now in the process of making an
excel database (JOWBR Format) and at a second stage I shall attempt to compare with
the existing records. Most of the tombs are legible and written in Hebrew and
Romanian. Among names I have found - FRAIER,STEINBERG,LIPSCANU,HERTINBERG,DAVID,
KISIL,FAIN,MOSCOVICI,HONIG,PANTOF ARO,POPLICHER and more. I shall not be able to
look for names on a personal basis, at the moment, but hopefully the database will
be done in a few months. I shall than also upload it to the Hirlau site on
Jewishgen. Happy independence day
Lea Haber Gedalia,Israel


Re: Post 1924 Immigration Lists #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Passenger lists for vessels arriving in US ports were created and preserved through
the early to mid-1950s and are in the same place as the once >from 1924 and before
- the US National Archives and its Branch Archives, on microfilm. They are not yet,
however, part of an on-line collection, unless one of the commercial services has
digitized them. The lists for the Port of New York are indexed through the late
1940s, but those are on microfilm in the US National Archives and its branches.

I suspect your best bet is to ask someone who has ready access to Archives
microfilms check the indexes for your people.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Irene & Paul Berman" <ikpjb@netvision.net.il> wrote:

My relative went >from what was then Poland and now Belarus to visit the United
States sometime after 1924, probably in the early 1930's. I would like to find
his US entry record in order to learn where he lived prior to the Holocaust.
Where should I search for the forms?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Post 1924 Immigration Lists #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Passenger lists for vessels arriving in US ports were created and preserved through
the early to mid-1950s and are in the same place as the once >from 1924 and before
- the US National Archives and its Branch Archives, on microfilm. They are not yet,
however, part of an on-line collection, unless one of the commercial services has
digitized them. The lists for the Port of New York are indexed through the late
1940s, but those are on microfilm in the US National Archives and its branches.

I suspect your best bet is to ask someone who has ready access to Archives
microfilms check the indexes for your people.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Irene & Paul Berman" <ikpjb@netvision.net.il> wrote:

My relative went >from what was then Poland and now Belarus to visit the United
States sometime after 1924, probably in the early 1930's. I would like to find
his US entry record in order to learn where he lived prior to the Holocaust.
Where should I search for the forms?


Hirlau Romania cemetery #romania

msleag@...
 

Dear Genners,
A few months ago, due to a family funeral in Hirlau Romania, we have taken
pictures of all 1200 headstones in the new cemetery.
I am now in the process of making an excel database (JOWBR Format) and at a
second stage I shall attempt to compare with the existing records.
Most of the tombs are legible and written in Hebrew and Romanian.
Among names I have found -
FRAIER,STEINBERG,LIPSCANU,HERTINBERG,DAVID,KISIL,FAIN,MOSCOVICI,HONIG,PANTOF
ARO,POPLICHER and more.
I shall not be able to look for names on a personal basis, at the moment,
but hopefully the database will be done in a few months. I shall than also
upload it to the Hirlau site on Jewishgen.
Happy independence day

Lea Haber Gedalia,Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Hirlau Romania cemetery #romania

msleag@...
 

Dear Genners,
A few months ago, due to a family funeral in Hirlau Romania, we have taken
pictures of all 1200 headstones in the new cemetery.
I am now in the process of making an excel database (JOWBR Format) and at a
second stage I shall attempt to compare with the existing records.
Most of the tombs are legible and written in Hebrew and Romanian.
Among names I have found -
FRAIER,STEINBERG,LIPSCANU,HERTINBERG,DAVID,KISIL,FAIN,MOSCOVICI,HONIG,PANTOF
ARO,POPLICHER and more.
I shall not be able to look for names on a personal basis, at the moment,
but hopefully the database will be done in a few months. I shall than also
upload it to the Hirlau site on Jewishgen.
Happy independence day

Lea Haber Gedalia,Israel