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Jewish soldiers during WW2 #general

Gene Sierras <phox4@...>
 

In regard to the paragraph "Jewish Soldiers During WWII" I recommend those
who are interested in the matter of Jews serving the USA in WWII to read
Patrick K. O'Donnell's book: "They Dared Return: the untold history of
Jewish spies behind the line in Nazi Germany". Although it is essentially
a history of service with the OSS, the author covers stories of men and
women who served with the British as well. There are also several
examples of the bravery and dedication of Jewish soldiers in the regular
armed forces. Much of the source material in the book came >from
recently declassified documents which only bacame available decades
after the war ended due to their sensitivity of classified material.


Gene Sierras

snip..After reading message #9, Soldier in U.S. Army in the European theater
of World War II, on the 1/26/12 JewishGen digest, I thought that the
group might be interested in the following articles:
snip..


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish soldiers during WW2 #general

Gene Sierras <phox4@...>
 

In regard to the paragraph "Jewish Soldiers During WWII" I recommend those
who are interested in the matter of Jews serving the USA in WWII to read
Patrick K. O'Donnell's book: "They Dared Return: the untold history of
Jewish spies behind the line in Nazi Germany". Although it is essentially
a history of service with the OSS, the author covers stories of men and
women who served with the British as well. There are also several
examples of the bravery and dedication of Jewish soldiers in the regular
armed forces. Much of the source material in the book came >from
recently declassified documents which only bacame available decades
after the war ended due to their sensitivity of classified material.


Gene Sierras

snip..After reading message #9, Soldier in U.S. Army in the European theater
of World War II, on the 1/26/12 JewishGen digest, I thought that the
group might be interested in the following articles:
snip..


Re: Benjamin Winter (Con't) #general

Ron Arons
 

An article in the NY Times dated June 17, 1944 (the day after he died),
indicates that his wife's name was Beatrice Ohsner (Oshner?). A simple
check of records on JewishGen shows several individuals with the
surnames Aschner or Oszner living in the Lodz ghetto.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Benjamin Winter (Con't) #general

Ron Arons
 

An article in the NY Times dated June 17, 1944 (the day after he died),
indicates that his wife's name was Beatrice Ohsner (Oshner?). A simple
check of records on JewishGen shows several individuals with the
surnames Aschner or Oszner living in the Lodz ghetto.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA


Re: Benjamin Winter #general

Ron Arons
 

Naidia,

A very simple thing to do would be to look at old articles >from the NY
Times regarding (keywords) 'Benjamin Winter.' For example, I found one
article, "Benjamin Winter States Comeback: Real Estate Operator Who Lost
Millions of Dollars", dated Dec 11, 1932. The article states "He
(Benjamin) was born in Lodz, Poland in 1882. His father was a textile
factory owner at a time when America had become the true land of
opportunity. At the age of 19 (in 1901) he came to New York..."

Another article >from 1926 shows Benjamin was the owner of the Temple
Emanuel building located at 5th Avenue and 43rd Street (prime territory
today!). Yet another article indicates that Benjamin's real estate
fortune was estimated to be worth $40M at some point in time, but he
filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court on in 1937 (the year of the
article), listing liabilities of $8.5M.

There are plenty of other articles about Benjamin and his company.

Good luck.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

I'm interested in learning about the father of a possible distant relative
of mine, Benjamin Winter,
snip...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Benjamin Winter #general

Ron Arons
 

Naidia,

A very simple thing to do would be to look at old articles >from the NY
Times regarding (keywords) 'Benjamin Winter.' For example, I found one
article, "Benjamin Winter States Comeback: Real Estate Operator Who Lost
Millions of Dollars", dated Dec 11, 1932. The article states "He
(Benjamin) was born in Lodz, Poland in 1882. His father was a textile
factory owner at a time when America had become the true land of
opportunity. At the age of 19 (in 1901) he came to New York..."

Another article >from 1926 shows Benjamin was the owner of the Temple
Emanuel building located at 5th Avenue and 43rd Street (prime territory
today!). Yet another article indicates that Benjamin's real estate
fortune was estimated to be worth $40M at some point in time, but he
filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court on in 1937 (the year of the
article), listing liabilities of $8.5M.

There are plenty of other articles about Benjamin and his company.

Good luck.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

I'm interested in learning about the father of a possible distant relative
of mine, Benjamin Winter,
snip...


Re: SSDI database #general

Thomas Lerman
 

Personally, I find it useful for several reasons including:
1) One can get a clue of where and about when the social security number
was issued based upon the number.

2) I have found other records based upon the social security number.

3) I usually try to refer to my research as family history rather than
genealogy as I try to gather every little scrap of clue that I can instead
of just names, dates, and places.

You are right about identity theft being rampant. However, the studies that
I have seen is that only an extremely small portion of them occurs
from the SSN being used >from death records. This is small since it is so
easy to determine whether the SSN is valid and personal is living.
I believe this is the reason the SSDI was originally made available. If the
studies are true, then the companies that take the SSN as valid are not
doing their full due diligence in my opinion.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

Judith Elam <elamj@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
Why is it so important to include the actual SS# with the record?
snip...........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SSDI database #general

Thomas Lerman
 

Personally, I find it useful for several reasons including:
1) One can get a clue of where and about when the social security number
was issued based upon the number.

2) I have found other records based upon the social security number.

3) I usually try to refer to my research as family history rather than
genealogy as I try to gather every little scrap of clue that I can instead
of just names, dates, and places.

You are right about identity theft being rampant. However, the studies that
I have seen is that only an extremely small portion of them occurs
from the SSN being used >from death records. This is small since it is so
easy to determine whether the SSN is valid and personal is living.
I believe this is the reason the SSDI was originally made available. If the
studies are true, then the companies that take the SSN as valid are not
doing their full due diligence in my opinion.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

Judith Elam <elamj@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
Why is it so important to include the actual SS# with the record?
snip...........


Re: 1915 New York City Census - Manhattan #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

"Liz Miller" <lizdmiller@earthlink.net> wrote
If anyone is going to the New York City Public Library, I would
appreciate some help. I am looking for the 1915 census for
161 Madison Street, Manhattan.
If you ever make it down to Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Family History
Center has all of the New York Census films in its permanent collection.

(In general, to see if a film is stocked at LAFHL, you can search their
database by film number at:
http://www.lafhl.org/microsearch.html )

Alternatively, for a small handling fee ($5 or more, depending on the length
of the loan) you can have a copy of the film sent to your local Family
History Library. See
https://www.familysearch.org/films/ for details.

Steve Morse has indexed the New York census films at his One Step website:
http://www.stephenmorse.org/nyc/nyc.php
The film that covers the address that you are interested in is #523275.

Regards,

David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1915 New York City Census - Manhattan #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

"Liz Miller" <lizdmiller@earthlink.net> wrote
If anyone is going to the New York City Public Library, I would
appreciate some help. I am looking for the 1915 census for
161 Madison Street, Manhattan.
If you ever make it down to Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Family History
Center has all of the New York Census films in its permanent collection.

(In general, to see if a film is stocked at LAFHL, you can search their
database by film number at:
http://www.lafhl.org/microsearch.html )

Alternatively, for a small handling fee ($5 or more, depending on the length
of the loan) you can have a copy of the film sent to your local Family
History Library. See
https://www.familysearch.org/films/ for details.

Steve Morse has indexed the New York census films at his One Step website:
http://www.stephenmorse.org/nyc/nyc.php
The film that covers the address that you are interested in is #523275.

Regards,

David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


1940 US Federal Census #general

Thomas Lerman
 

As the discussions have been going around, the 1940 census will be released
in two months (02 April 2012). Many tools exists to help find records
based upon the address. It would appear that the first one with a full
searchable index would be FamilySearch. As always with FamilySearch,
it will be free in perpetuity. You may read about it at:

https://familysearch.org/1940census

It is very much worth the read. I learned that they will START publising
the census on the very day it is release >from NARA.

I do not work for FamilySearch, but share interest in the research
like you all.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 US Federal Census #general

Thomas Lerman
 

As the discussions have been going around, the 1940 census will be released
in two months (02 April 2012). Many tools exists to help find records
based upon the address. It would appear that the first one with a full
searchable index would be FamilySearch. As always with FamilySearch,
it will be free in perpetuity. You may read about it at:

https://familysearch.org/1940census

It is very much worth the read. I learned that they will START publising
the census on the very day it is release >from NARA.

I do not work for FamilySearch, but share interest in the research
like you all.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA


Given Names in Polish Vital Records #general

sbloom@...
 

Knowing the Hebrew or Yiddish names of Nathan, Henri, and Michael would
be helpful. (I've done numerous online searches for their vital records -
and, for Nathan and Henri, their death records - but without success.)

I know that Nathan is the usual anglicized version of Natan. (That was my
father's given name.) What about Nusem? Could Nusem have been Nathan
Kujawski's
Hebrew name?
Anything could be the name, but sure, most folks picked something
close upon immigration , and some even had secular (non-Yiddish secular)
names back in Poland.

I'd say Natan, Nutko (a Polish form of the Yiddish name), Nussen,
etc. are all likely.

Could Henoch have been Henri Kaufman's Hebrew name?
Sure. Henoch, or maybe Menachem?

And what about Michael (who went into real estate after settling in
the U.S.) ->other than Michael or Machel?
Yechiel or Yechiel Michel or just Michel would be my first choices.
Maybe Mordecai (which often became Marek in Poland, and Mark in America).
Also Menachem again.

But don't overlook completely different names that fit the bill in other ways.

Steven D Bloom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Names in Polish Vital Records #general

sbloom@...
 

Knowing the Hebrew or Yiddish names of Nathan, Henri, and Michael would
be helpful. (I've done numerous online searches for their vital records -
and, for Nathan and Henri, their death records - but without success.)

I know that Nathan is the usual anglicized version of Natan. (That was my
father's given name.) What about Nusem? Could Nusem have been Nathan
Kujawski's
Hebrew name?
Anything could be the name, but sure, most folks picked something
close upon immigration , and some even had secular (non-Yiddish secular)
names back in Poland.

I'd say Natan, Nutko (a Polish form of the Yiddish name), Nussen,
etc. are all likely.

Could Henoch have been Henri Kaufman's Hebrew name?
Sure. Henoch, or maybe Menachem?

And what about Michael (who went into real estate after settling in
the U.S.) ->other than Michael or Machel?
Yechiel or Yechiel Michel or just Michel would be my first choices.
Maybe Mordecai (which often became Marek in Poland, and Mark in America).
Also Menachem again.

But don't overlook completely different names that fit the bill in other ways.

Steven D Bloom


Belleville, NJ obituary for COOPER #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

There were two major papers that covered Essex County New Jersey:
The Newark Evening News (which ceased production in 1972) and the
Newark Star Ledger. (They were separate newspapers and did not
merge.) The Newark Star Ledger still exists.

The archives of the Newark Evening News are held at the Newark NJ
Public Library.

In additon there is another publication which is issued by the local
Jewish community, The New Jersey Jewish News
http://njjewishnews.com/sections/metrowest/.

Barbara Zimmer
formerly >from Essex County NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Belleville, NJ obituary for COOPER #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

There were two major papers that covered Essex County New Jersey:
The Newark Evening News (which ceased production in 1972) and the
Newark Star Ledger. (They were separate newspapers and did not
merge.) The Newark Star Ledger still exists.

The archives of the Newark Evening News are held at the Newark NJ
Public Library.

In additon there is another publication which is issued by the local
Jewish community, The New Jersey Jewish News
http://njjewishnews.com/sections/metrowest/.

Barbara Zimmer
formerly >from Essex County NJ


Belleville NJ #general

kaye <kpaletz@...>
 

The New Jersey State Library in Trenton also has many papers going
far back including Newark Star Ledger and Newark News.
Kaye Paletz,
Bucks County, Pa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Belleville NJ #general

kaye <kpaletz@...>
 

The New Jersey State Library in Trenton also has many papers going
far back including Newark Star Ledger and Newark News.
Kaye Paletz,
Bucks County, Pa


Bucharest Cemetery project! #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

This is to inform you that we have made contact with a person in
Bucharest who is willing to photograph, and document the cemeteries in
Bucharest. This will be a long project, probably done in small
segments, as weather and funding permits. Right now winter storms have
buried Bucharest in snow, but our volunteer will get to the cemetery as
soon as he can. There are three Jewish cemeteries in the Bucharest area,
and so, many thousands of graves. In order to make this happen we have
set up on JewishGen-erosity Fund on JewishGen .

Please go to the JewishGen-erosity site at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

and choose the top of the list item, Bucharest Cemetery Project, if you
would like to donate, to help us bring this very important information
to the JOWBR website of JewishGen. We very much need your help to make
this important project a reality at last!

Thank you for all you do for the ROM-SIG and its members!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-coordinator
ROM-SIG


Romania SIG #Romania Bucharest Cemetery project! #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

This is to inform you that we have made contact with a person in
Bucharest who is willing to photograph, and document the cemeteries in
Bucharest. This will be a long project, probably done in small
segments, as weather and funding permits. Right now winter storms have
buried Bucharest in snow, but our volunteer will get to the cemetery as
soon as he can. There are three Jewish cemeteries in the Bucharest area,
and so, many thousands of graves. In order to make this happen we have
set up on JewishGen-erosity Fund on JewishGen .

Please go to the JewishGen-erosity site at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

and choose the top of the list item, Bucharest Cemetery Project, if you
would like to donate, to help us bring this very important information
to the JOWBR website of JewishGen. We very much need your help to make
this important project a reality at last!

Thank you for all you do for the ROM-SIG and its members!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-coordinator
ROM-SIG

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