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Re: CHAIN #germany

astrogirl200@...
 

Sir Ernst CHAIN was born in Berlin in 1906 and received the Nobel Prize for
Physiology or Medicine in 1945 for his work on penicillin. He was Jewish.
His father was >from Russia and his mother >from Germany.

Amanda Katz, Massachusetts, astrogirl200@...


German SIG #Germany Re: CHAIN #germany

astrogirl200@...
 

Sir Ernst CHAIN was born in Berlin in 1906 and received the Nobel Prize for
Physiology or Medicine in 1945 for his work on penicillin. He was Jewish.
His father was >from Russia and his mother >from Germany.

Amanda Katz, Massachusetts, astrogirl200@...


Seeking contact information for Alex SALM #general

Michelle Fanwick
 

Hi,
Does anyone know who Alex SALM is? He submitted Pages of Testimony for many
of my relatives to Yad Vashem.

Thank you,
Michelle Tichauer Fanwick
Wilton, Connecticut USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking contact information for Alex SALM #general

Michelle Fanwick
 

Hi,
Does anyone know who Alex SALM is? He submitted Pages of Testimony for many
of my relatives to Yad Vashem.

Thank you,
Michelle Tichauer Fanwick
Wilton, Connecticut USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with contact information.


Shtetl Research Vieksniai and Rokiskis #general

Marcella S
 

I am researching two shtetls in Lithuania:

VIEKSNIAI - particular reference to SHAMES/SMITH families
Any info on the shtetl and/ the families above would be much appreciated
Three Shames boys went to South Africa leaving behind a sister, Leah and some
half-siblings? that may have gone to the USA - Leah married Shimas JOSELOVICH

ROKISKIS - particularly interested in the small settlement outside Rokiskis
named RADUTE. Any info relating to this area in which I believe about 10
Jewish families lived would be much appreciated

Maps, pictures, names, trees, ideas, suggestions on how to go >from here,
anything would be good
Thanks
Marcella Shames

MODERATOR NOTE: The first stop in shtetl research should be the JewishGen home
page. http://www.jewishgen.org
Use "Search for a town" in the middle of the page. Both Vieksniai and
Rokiskis are represented by a community page. Rokiskis, in fact, has its own
shtetlinks page. http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rokiskis/rokmain.htm
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), accessible >from the community pages, as well, is
quite useful. In addition, do not overlook the "Get Started" button near the
of the JewishGen home page. There is much good guidance there for Jewish
genealogists at all levels of experience.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetl Research Vieksniai and Rokiskis #general

Marcella S
 

I am researching two shtetls in Lithuania:

VIEKSNIAI - particular reference to SHAMES/SMITH families
Any info on the shtetl and/ the families above would be much appreciated
Three Shames boys went to South Africa leaving behind a sister, Leah and some
half-siblings? that may have gone to the USA - Leah married Shimas JOSELOVICH

ROKISKIS - particularly interested in the small settlement outside Rokiskis
named RADUTE. Any info relating to this area in which I believe about 10
Jewish families lived would be much appreciated

Maps, pictures, names, trees, ideas, suggestions on how to go >from here,
anything would be good
Thanks
Marcella Shames

MODERATOR NOTE: The first stop in shtetl research should be the JewishGen home
page. http://www.jewishgen.org
Use "Search for a town" in the middle of the page. Both Vieksniai and
Rokiskis are represented by a community page. Rokiskis, in fact, has its own
shtetlinks page. http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rokiskis/rokmain.htm
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), accessible >from the community pages, as well, is
quite useful. In addition, do not overlook the "Get Started" button near the
of the JewishGen home page. There is much good guidance there for Jewish
genealogists at all levels of experience.


Re: CHAIN #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Where in Prussia would this have been? And when?

I don't see the surname in Lars Menk's dictionary, but CHAIM and CHAN
(yes!) were not uncommon.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 10/1/2010 9:53 AM, Krafft-Aretin Eggert wrote:
I found in Prussia a person Isaak CHAINE. CHAINE a name to Jewish Person?
Whever know this family-name?


German SIG #Germany Re: CHAIN #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Where in Prussia would this have been? And when?

I don't see the surname in Lars Menk's dictionary, but CHAIM and CHAN
(yes!) were not uncommon.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 10/1/2010 9:53 AM, Krafft-Aretin Eggert wrote:
I found in Prussia a person Isaak CHAINE. CHAINE a name to Jewish Person?
Whever know this family-name?


View mate - Letter from Breslau, 1914 - LEWY family #germany

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

I have posted a letter in two Viewmate listings, one for each side of
the letter sheet.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16796
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16797

The letter was written in early 1914 >from "Aunt Jenny and Uncle
Berthold" in Breslau/Wroclaw to an American teenaged girl - my cousin
(once removed) Lucile. It appears that each of them wrote part of the letter.

The letter is in old German handwriting, which I cannot read. I would
very much appreciate a transcription to contemporary German, and a
translation.

I am hoping there is something in the letter that may help me find a
link, since lost, between the American and European branches of the family.

Please respond privately. Thank you!

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco, CA airbair@...

searching for LEWY, PEPPERMAN and SKALLER in Posen/Silesia, Prussia;
LOEWENTHAL in Mecklenburg; NEW/NEU in Hesse/Darmstadt; LOEWY and
SCHRAM in Bohemia; KAHNWEILER and KNOBLAUCH in the Rheinland.


German SIG #Germany View mate - Letter from Breslau, 1914 - LEWY family #germany

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

I have posted a letter in two Viewmate listings, one for each side of
the letter sheet.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16796
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16797

The letter was written in early 1914 >from "Aunt Jenny and Uncle
Berthold" in Breslau/Wroclaw to an American teenaged girl - my cousin
(once removed) Lucile. It appears that each of them wrote part of the letter.

The letter is in old German handwriting, which I cannot read. I would
very much appreciate a transcription to contemporary German, and a
translation.

I am hoping there is something in the letter that may help me find a
link, since lost, between the American and European branches of the family.

Please respond privately. Thank you!

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco, CA airbair@...

searching for LEWY, PEPPERMAN and SKALLER in Posen/Silesia, Prussia;
LOEWENTHAL in Mecklenburg; NEW/NEU in Hesse/Darmstadt; LOEWY and
SCHRAM in Bohemia; KAHNWEILER and KNOBLAUCH in the Rheinland.


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon October Meeting #general

Toby Blake <blake_toby@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

The Heavens are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod
Avrom Bendavid-Val, author
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The town of Trochenbrod was created by city Jews as an agricultural village in a
marshy area isolated in the forest in Volyn Province, in the Jewish Pale of
Settlement, in the early 1800s. This beginning as a rural farming community
happened at a time when no Jews were farmers - at that time Jews couldn't even own
land. As Trochenbrod gradually took on the character of a town and grew to its
final population of about 5,000 people it became the only freestanding Jewish
town ever to exist outside the biblical Land of Israel. Trochenbrod developed
into a thriving regional commercial center with a highly diversified and
essentially self-sufficient economy. In Trochenbrod everyone - shopkeepers,
farmers, craftspeople, workers, teachers, livestock traders, factory owners -
everyone was Jewish; and the languages the townspeople spoke in the street
and in their homes were Yiddish and modern Hebrew.

Where: Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR
About our Speaker: Avrom Bendavid-Val
In 1997, while working in Poland, he decided to visit the town his father and
grandfather came from, Trochenbrod. He discovered that there were no physical
remnants of Trochenbrod and that it had been a unique settlement in many ways.
He documented the history of the town >from its creation in the early 1800s to
its destruction in 1942. His book about the town will be released by Pegasus
Books in early October 2010. If you obtain the book prior to the program, the
author will sign your copy.

Time: Doors open by 7:00 PM for expert assistance with your genealogy
problems. You are invited to send a short synopsis of your question ahead of
time to jgsoregon@... Program will start at 7:30.
Admission is free to members of JGSO, $5 donation requested >from non-members
(can be applied to cost of membership if you join at the time).

Toby Blake


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon October Meeting #general

Toby Blake <blake_toby@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

The Heavens are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod
Avrom Bendavid-Val, author
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The town of Trochenbrod was created by city Jews as an agricultural village in a
marshy area isolated in the forest in Volyn Province, in the Jewish Pale of
Settlement, in the early 1800s. This beginning as a rural farming community
happened at a time when no Jews were farmers - at that time Jews couldn't even own
land. As Trochenbrod gradually took on the character of a town and grew to its
final population of about 5,000 people it became the only freestanding Jewish
town ever to exist outside the biblical Land of Israel. Trochenbrod developed
into a thriving regional commercial center with a highly diversified and
essentially self-sufficient economy. In Trochenbrod everyone - shopkeepers,
farmers, craftspeople, workers, teachers, livestock traders, factory owners -
everyone was Jewish; and the languages the townspeople spoke in the street
and in their homes were Yiddish and modern Hebrew.

Where: Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR
About our Speaker: Avrom Bendavid-Val
In 1997, while working in Poland, he decided to visit the town his father and
grandfather came from, Trochenbrod. He discovered that there were no physical
remnants of Trochenbrod and that it had been a unique settlement in many ways.
He documented the history of the town >from its creation in the early 1800s to
its destruction in 1942. His book about the town will be released by Pegasus
Books in early October 2010. If you obtain the book prior to the program, the
author will sign your copy.

Time: Doors open by 7:00 PM for expert assistance with your genealogy
problems. You are invited to send a short synopsis of your question ahead of
time to jgsoregon@... Program will start at 7:30.
Admission is free to members of JGSO, $5 donation requested >from non-members
(can be applied to cost of membership if you join at the time).

Toby Blake


Dues Paid After September 18 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dues paid after Yom Kippur (September 18) will entitle you to membership in
LitvakSIG for the balance of calendar year 2010 and all of calendar year
2011.

Our dues year is usually January 1 - December 31. If you have been thinking
about becoming a dues paying member of LitvakSIG, now is a great time to do
so.

Eden Joachim
VP & Treasurer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Dues Paid After September 18 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dues paid after Yom Kippur (September 18) will entitle you to membership in
LitvakSIG for the balance of calendar year 2010 and all of calendar year
2011.

Our dues year is usually January 1 - December 31. If you have been thinking
about becoming a dues paying member of LitvakSIG, now is a great time to do
so.

Eden Joachim
VP & Treasurer


A new District Coordinator for the Kaunas District Research Group of LitvakSIG #lithuania

Dorfleiv@...
 

I am stepping down as coordinator of Kaunas District Research Group. The
administration of this district has taught me a great deal and I have met
some wonderful people. As I am also the Coordinator of all the district
coordinators, I will still be around.

The new coordinator of the Kaunas District Research group will be Ralph
Salinger. He was born in 1946 in London, England, the only son of German
Jewish Refugees. He grew up in New Zealand and his last position there
was as deputy principal of a grade school. Ralph moved to Israel in 1975
and is married with 3 adult children. He has 25 years of experience with
genealogy and can trace his family back to Western Poland in 1732.

His interest in Lithuanian Jewish history began about five years ago when
on a personal roots tour he visited Vilkaviskis where some branches of
the Salingers had lived >from 1805 until 1941. His wonderful work in
documenting the Jewish cemetery there and in Kalvarija can be seen on
his website http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org/

Ralph is now the village gardener at Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel so I
am sure he will tend this garden well too! He may be contacted at
salinger@...

I am delighted KDRG will be tended by a man who I enjoy working with very
much.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator of the District Coordinators of LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania A new District Coordinator for the Kaunas District Research Group of LitvakSIG #lithuania

Dorfleiv@...
 

I am stepping down as coordinator of Kaunas District Research Group. The
administration of this district has taught me a great deal and I have met
some wonderful people. As I am also the Coordinator of all the district
coordinators, I will still be around.

The new coordinator of the Kaunas District Research group will be Ralph
Salinger. He was born in 1946 in London, England, the only son of German
Jewish Refugees. He grew up in New Zealand and his last position there
was as deputy principal of a grade school. Ralph moved to Israel in 1975
and is married with 3 adult children. He has 25 years of experience with
genealogy and can trace his family back to Western Poland in 1732.

His interest in Lithuanian Jewish history began about five years ago when
on a personal roots tour he visited Vilkaviskis where some branches of
the Salingers had lived >from 1805 until 1941. His wonderful work in
documenting the Jewish cemetery there and in Kalvarija can be seen on
his website http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org/

Ralph is now the village gardener at Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel so I
am sure he will tend this garden well too! He may be contacted at
salinger@...

I am delighted KDRG will be tended by a man who I enjoy working with very
much.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator of the District Coordinators of LitvakSIG


JGSPBCI October 13 Membership meeting - Note change of time for Program #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org
Celebrating our 20th year

Meeting: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Place: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL
Members free. Non members $5.00 (guest fee may be applied toward membership
dues)

Time: 11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. - Lithuanian SIG: [special Interest Group]
Leader: Sylvia Furshman Nusinov

Brick Wall: 12:30 P.M.- 12:55 P.M.

Program: 1 PM
Please note: the Program will begin at 1P.M. (A brief business meeting will
follow the Program.)
Program: Jews in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Guest Speaker: Helene Schwartz Kenvin, author and resident of Delray Beach,
will lecture on "Jews in the Caucasus and Central Asia." Ms Kenvin will
speak about the Ashkenazi, Bukharian, Georgian, and Mountain Jews who live
in the Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union. Ms Kenvin is the
founder of an international, all-volunteer organization that has worked in
these regions since 1984. She has been a family-history researcher for more
than 35 years and is the author of the recently published book, "Silk Road
Adventures: Among the Jews of the Caucasus and Central Asia."

The Lithuanian Special Interest Group will meet >from 11:30 A.M. -12:15 P.M.
in the Classroom.

A brief business meeting will be held AFTER the presentation, followed by a
closing session with genealogy mentors. Guests are welcome. There is a guest
fee of $5 for those who wish to attend either the Special Interest Group or
the general meeting. The guest fee may be applied toward membership dues.

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions
in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Helene Seaman
helene@....

Special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris geniemona@...
LitvakSIG: Sylvia Nusinov curiousyl@...

Sylvia Nusinov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPBCI October 13 Membership meeting - Note change of time for Program #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org
Celebrating our 20th year

Meeting: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Place: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL
Members free. Non members $5.00 (guest fee may be applied toward membership
dues)

Time: 11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. - Lithuanian SIG: [special Interest Group]
Leader: Sylvia Furshman Nusinov

Brick Wall: 12:30 P.M.- 12:55 P.M.

Program: 1 PM
Please note: the Program will begin at 1P.M. (A brief business meeting will
follow the Program.)
Program: Jews in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Guest Speaker: Helene Schwartz Kenvin, author and resident of Delray Beach,
will lecture on "Jews in the Caucasus and Central Asia." Ms Kenvin will
speak about the Ashkenazi, Bukharian, Georgian, and Mountain Jews who live
in the Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union. Ms Kenvin is the
founder of an international, all-volunteer organization that has worked in
these regions since 1984. She has been a family-history researcher for more
than 35 years and is the author of the recently published book, "Silk Road
Adventures: Among the Jews of the Caucasus and Central Asia."

The Lithuanian Special Interest Group will meet >from 11:30 A.M. -12:15 P.M.
in the Classroom.

A brief business meeting will be held AFTER the presentation, followed by a
closing session with genealogy mentors. Guests are welcome. There is a guest
fee of $5 for those who wish to attend either the Special Interest Group or
the general meeting. The guest fee may be applied toward membership dues.

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions
in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Helene Seaman
helene@....

Special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris geniemona@...
LitvakSIG: Sylvia Nusinov curiousyl@...

Sylvia Nusinov


FW: Where is Nyiregykara #general

Lillian Converse <lilconverse@...>
 

Does anyone know where Nyiregykara is? It is listed on a passenger list (in
German - Nyiregykara, Ungorn). Thanks,

~ Lillian Converse


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FW: Where is Nyiregykara #general

Lillian Converse <lilconverse@...>
 

Does anyone know where Nyiregykara is? It is listed on a passenger list (in
German - Nyiregykara, Ungorn). Thanks,

~ Lillian Converse