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VM Language correction! Polish not Yiddish!` #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear ALL,

I made an error when I posted these files >from the Yiddish Actor's Union
regarding my grandfather Herman FISZER. They are in Polish, not Yiddish.
If you are able to translate for me that would be wonderful!

The direct links to these files are the following:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21371

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21372

Thank you so much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG
(Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Bendorf), FRIEDSAM
(Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN
(Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER
(Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JRI Poland #Poland VM Language correction! Polish not Yiddish!` #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear ALL,

I made an error when I posted these files >from the Yiddish Actor's Union
regarding my grandfather Herman FISZER. They are in Polish, not Yiddish.
If you are able to translate for me that would be wonderful!

The direct links to these files are the following:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21371

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21372

Thank you so much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG
(Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Bendorf), FRIEDSAM
(Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN
(Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER
(Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JGSI - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Meeting - Sunday, Jan. 29 #general

News Releases JGSI-Events <jgsi-events@...>
 

Subject: JGS Illinois Jan. 29 2012 Meeting

Date:
Sunday Jan. 29 2012

Time:
2 p.m.

Place:
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St. Skokie Illinois

Topic:
JGSI director-at-large Skip Bieber will speak about Ancestry.com,
the genealogy database website.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth
Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members/guests who
want to use genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites
on the Internet or ask genealogical questions before the main
program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.

Martin Fischer

V.P. Publicity =


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSI - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Meeting - Sunday, Jan. 29 #general

News Releases JGSI-Events <jgsi-events@...>
 

Subject: JGS Illinois Jan. 29 2012 Meeting

Date:
Sunday Jan. 29 2012

Time:
2 p.m.

Place:
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St. Skokie Illinois

Topic:
JGSI director-at-large Skip Bieber will speak about Ancestry.com,
the genealogy database website.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth
Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate members/guests who
want to use genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites
on the Internet or ask genealogical questions before the main
program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.

Martin Fischer

V.P. Publicity =


Re: Birth Dates #lithuania

Lin Mor
 

This interesting topic appears periodically and for the good reasons that
posters have discussed in trying to determine correct information in their
research. None of my grandparents knew their birthdates but did know the
years (we think). Maternal grandfather was born in 1882 for sure. He
chose February 22nd as his date to match that of the Father Of Our Country
but subsequent research showed that he was actually born in July.
Maternal grandmother was born in 1884, 1886, 1887 and 1888 according to
various documents. The year 1886 appears on most and she thought May was a
pretty month. Paternal grandparents also knew the years but based their
acquired actual dates on after Passover, just before Chanukah, etc.
Birthdays did not seem to be a noteworthy event in much of Eastern Europe.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Researching: PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelets and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia; COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France;
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn; SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia
Poland/Russia/Belarus


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Birth Dates #lithuania

Lin Mor
 

This interesting topic appears periodically and for the good reasons that
posters have discussed in trying to determine correct information in their
research. None of my grandparents knew their birthdates but did know the
years (we think). Maternal grandfather was born in 1882 for sure. He
chose February 22nd as his date to match that of the Father Of Our Country
but subsequent research showed that he was actually born in July.
Maternal grandmother was born in 1884, 1886, 1887 and 1888 according to
various documents. The year 1886 appears on most and she thought May was a
pretty month. Paternal grandparents also knew the years but based their
acquired actual dates on after Passover, just before Chanukah, etc.
Birthdays did not seem to be a noteworthy event in much of Eastern Europe.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Researching: PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelets and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia; COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France;
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn; SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia
Poland/Russia/Belarus


Re: Birth dates #lithuania

Tessa Rajak <tessa.rajak@...>
 

In addition to the reasons already mentioned for incorrect birthdate
records and wrong birthdays, there is another one to take into account.
Among religious or traditional Jews of those years (I can't speak for
nowadays), a sense is well attested that marking and celebrating
birthdays is simply 'not a Jewish custom'. Interestingly, this marker of
difference seems to have come down through the millennia, since a
birthday was originally the day associated with a person's 'genius' or
life spirit in ancient Roman paganism, so that the festival of the
paterfamilias's genius was central to the household cult.

Tessa Rajak
London


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Birth dates #lithuania

Tessa Rajak <tessa.rajak@...>
 

In addition to the reasons already mentioned for incorrect birthdate
records and wrong birthdays, there is another one to take into account.
Among religious or traditional Jews of those years (I can't speak for
nowadays), a sense is well attested that marking and celebrating
birthdays is simply 'not a Jewish custom'. Interestingly, this marker of
difference seems to have come down through the millennia, since a
birthday was originally the day associated with a person's 'genius' or
life spirit in ancient Roman paganism, so that the festival of the
paterfamilias's genius was central to the household cult.

Tessa Rajak
London


letters and telegrams in 1922 #lithuania

Tamar Dothan <dothan-t@...>
 

Hello, Does anyone have any idea how long did it take for a letter
to get >from Lithuania to the U.S.A around 1922? And how common was the
use of telegrams between the two? A great uncle of my mother died that
year in Lithuania. Three weeks later his brother died in the U.S.A. I
wonder if he died upon receiving a letter telling him about his brother's
death.

Thanks, Tamar Dothan
Jerusalem


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania letters and telegrams in 1922 #lithuania

Tamar Dothan <dothan-t@...>
 

Hello, Does anyone have any idea how long did it take for a letter
to get >from Lithuania to the U.S.A around 1922? And how common was the
use of telegrams between the two? A great uncle of my mother died that
year in Lithuania. Three weeks later his brother died in the U.S.A. I
wonder if he died upon receiving a letter telling him about his brother's
death.

Thanks, Tamar Dothan
Jerusalem


New Kaunas Material ! #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

We at the Kaunas District Research Group have just added 2 new files to our
site http://kaunas.shutterfly.com

1] 1879 Kaunas Draft Lists

Information about the 1879 Draft Lists were recently posted on this
Discussion Group by Bill Yoffee, Panevezys District Research Coordinator

2] 1874 -1878 Kaunas Draft Lists

Draft Lists for Kaunas exist for the years 1875-1916. The Kaunas District
Research Group has now translated 14 of these lists. The latest received is
for the year 1878 and includes 1145 lines of data.

There are at least 22 more available which have not yet been translated.
The lists include not only the draftee but also other family members and
often reveal the place of a family registration. The years 1889, 1891 and
1892 will be translated next.

Contributions directed to the Kaunas District may be made by credit card to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute or by check mailed to the address given on
that site. Recent modifications of the contribution rules are applicable.

3] As well, I have added links to 1965 onwards Kaunas Death Records so very
kindly provided by Barry Mann.

Wishing you all successful researching,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group
salinger@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Kaunas Material ! #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

We at the Kaunas District Research Group have just added 2 new files to our
site http://kaunas.shutterfly.com

1] 1879 Kaunas Draft Lists

Information about the 1879 Draft Lists were recently posted on this
Discussion Group by Bill Yoffee, Panevezys District Research Coordinator

2] 1874 -1878 Kaunas Draft Lists

Draft Lists for Kaunas exist for the years 1875-1916. The Kaunas District
Research Group has now translated 14 of these lists. The latest received is
for the year 1878 and includes 1145 lines of data.

There are at least 22 more available which have not yet been translated.
The lists include not only the draftee but also other family members and
often reveal the place of a family registration. The years 1889, 1891 and
1892 will be translated next.

Contributions directed to the Kaunas District may be made by credit card to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute or by check mailed to the address given on
that site. Recent modifications of the contribution rules are applicable.

3] As well, I have added links to 1965 onwards Kaunas Death Records so very
kindly provided by Barry Mann.

Wishing you all successful researching,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group
salinger@...


VM Language correction! Polish not Yiddish!` #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear all,

I made an error when I posted these files >from the Yiddish Actor's Union
regarding my grandfather Herman FISZER. They are in Polish, not Yiddish.
If you are able to translate for me that would be wonderful!

The direct links to these files are the following:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21371

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21372

Thank you so much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Bendorf), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM Language correction! Polish not Yiddish!` #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear all,

I made an error when I posted these files >from the Yiddish Actor's Union
regarding my grandfather Herman FISZER. They are in Polish, not Yiddish.
If you are able to translate for me that would be wonderful!

The direct links to these files are the following:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21371

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21372

Thank you so much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Bendorf), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


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...

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