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Visit to Jewish communities in Cuba #general

Brentsi
 

Dear all,
We have recently returned >from a trip to Cuba and visited the Jewish
communities and synagogues in Havana, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Camaguey,
Santiago and Guantanamo.

In all of these places we were received with a warm welcome by the members
who explained the history and present state of their communities. We visited
homes making acquaintance with families.

In Guantanamo the synagogue is in the home of the president.

In Havana we participated in a Seder Pesach and went to the Shabbat/Shavuot
Service in the Sepharadi Synagogue.

The interesting fact is that the majority of Jewish families originate
from Turkey.(I found one Ashkenazi lady whose father came >from Bialystok)
Women retain their previous family surname so that following marriage their
name is always a double one, for instance Farin-Levi or Veiner-Meshulam.

We are now in the process of contacting family members here in Israel
who have parents or siblings in Cuba.

I have posted on viewmate some photos of the cemetery in Santa Clara, Many
of the gravestones are damaged and the names unclear. I have photos of
people and the synagogues.

Genners with personal interest are welcome to contact me Brenda Habshush, Israel.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23264

Sincerely
Brenda Habshush


JGS of Illinois June 24 Meeting Notice - "Prisoner of Her Past" #general

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

Subject: JGS of Illinois June 24, 2012, Meeting

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012

Time: 1:30 p.m., registration and refreshments; 2 p.m., start of program

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

Topic: "Prisoner of Her Past," a documentary film about a Holocaust
survivor's troubled later life, will be screened, and the survivor's son,
Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune's jazz critic, will speak.

The documentary
"Prisoner of Her Past" will be screened at the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois meeting on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W.
Dempster St., Skokie. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the program
will start at 2 p.m.

The film's producer-writer-narrator, Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune's
jazz critic, will comment on the story of his mother, Sonia, a Jew >from
Poland, who survived the Holocaust as a child by running and hiding.

Decades later, believing that the world had conspired to execute her,
Sonia Reich fled her Skokie house one night, suitcase in hand, insisting
that someone was going to shoot her in the head. In the documentary film,
Howard Reich explains how he returned to Dubno (now in Ukraine) to try to
find answers to questions about his mother's past that had ultimately led
to her late-onset post-traumatic stress disorder.

The film ventures beyond Sonia Reich's story, to show what can be done to
help traumatized children today. It looks in particular at young victims
of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Howard Reich first wrote about his mother in a Chicago Tribune article in
2003 and then published a book about her and his research into her past,
"The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich," in 2006. His documentary
film came out in 2010. For more information about the film, see
http://prisonerofherpast.kartemquin.com/.

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. For more information, visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity, JGSI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visit to Jewish communities in Cuba #general

Brentsi
 

Dear all,
We have recently returned >from a trip to Cuba and visited the Jewish
communities and synagogues in Havana, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Camaguey,
Santiago and Guantanamo.

In all of these places we were received with a warm welcome by the members
who explained the history and present state of their communities. We visited
homes making acquaintance with families.

In Guantanamo the synagogue is in the home of the president.

In Havana we participated in a Seder Pesach and went to the Shabbat/Shavuot
Service in the Sepharadi Synagogue.

The interesting fact is that the majority of Jewish families originate
from Turkey.(I found one Ashkenazi lady whose father came >from Bialystok)
Women retain their previous family surname so that following marriage their
name is always a double one, for instance Farin-Levi or Veiner-Meshulam.

We are now in the process of contacting family members here in Israel
who have parents or siblings in Cuba.

I have posted on viewmate some photos of the cemetery in Santa Clara, Many
of the gravestones are damaged and the names unclear. I have photos of
people and the synagogues.

Genners with personal interest are welcome to contact me Brenda Habshush, Israel.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23264

Sincerely
Brenda Habshush


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois June 24 Meeting Notice - "Prisoner of Her Past" #general

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

Subject: JGS of Illinois June 24, 2012, Meeting

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012

Time: 1:30 p.m., registration and refreshments; 2 p.m., start of program

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

Topic: "Prisoner of Her Past," a documentary film about a Holocaust
survivor's troubled later life, will be screened, and the survivor's son,
Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune's jazz critic, will speak.

The documentary
"Prisoner of Her Past" will be screened at the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois meeting on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W.
Dempster St., Skokie. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the program
will start at 2 p.m.

The film's producer-writer-narrator, Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune's
jazz critic, will comment on the story of his mother, Sonia, a Jew >from
Poland, who survived the Holocaust as a child by running and hiding.

Decades later, believing that the world had conspired to execute her,
Sonia Reich fled her Skokie house one night, suitcase in hand, insisting
that someone was going to shoot her in the head. In the documentary film,
Howard Reich explains how he returned to Dubno (now in Ukraine) to try to
find answers to questions about his mother's past that had ultimately led
to her late-onset post-traumatic stress disorder.

The film ventures beyond Sonia Reich's story, to show what can be done to
help traumatized children today. It looks in particular at young victims
of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Howard Reich first wrote about his mother in a Chicago Tribune article in
2003 and then published a book about her and his research into her past,
"The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich," in 2006. His documentary
film came out in 2010. For more information about the film, see
http://prisonerofherpast.kartemquin.com/.

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. For more information, visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone (312) 666-0100.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity, JGSI


Translation of Tombstones #hungary

Sandra Nutig
 

Hello Genners,

I would greatly appreciate it if someone can please translate these
tombstones for me. They are written in Hebrew.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23275

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23273

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23272

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23271

Thank You,

Sandra Sand Nutig

Moderator: Please use Viewmate to respond.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Translation of Tombstones #hungary

Sandra Nutig
 

Hello Genners,

I would greatly appreciate it if someone can please translate these
tombstones for me. They are written in Hebrew.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23275

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23273

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23272

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23271

Thank You,

Sandra Sand Nutig

Moderator: Please use Viewmate to respond.


Re: surname SETREE #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

The reference that Ann cited about Jews in Willemstad Curacao had a number
of spelling errors and may have been translated >from another language.

If you read it in context, the word should be STREET. "The walled
city of Willienstad soon had Setree names evidencing the importance
of the Jewish population. There was a Jews' Street, a Jewish Church
Street, and a Bath Street."
http://www.sefarad.org/publication/lm/042/2.html

Ann's ancestor was an indentured servant who arrived in Jamaica in 1751.
There is no indication that he was Jewish. I have sent her a separate note.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: surname SETREE #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

The reference that Ann cited about Jews in Willemstad Curacao had a number
of spelling errors and may have been translated >from another language.

If you read it in context, the word should be STREET. "The walled
city of Willienstad soon had Setree names evidencing the importance
of the Jewish population. There was a Jews' Street, a Jewish Church
Street, and a Bath Street."
http://www.sefarad.org/publication/lm/042/2.html

Ann's ancestor was an indentured servant who arrived in Jamaica in 1751.
There is no indication that he was Jewish. I have sent her a separate note.

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA


Looking for present day family of Isidore GRUNBERG/GRINBERG/GREENBERG from Galatz, Romania #general

Jacquie Gruszecki <yehudit5@...>
 

Dear fellow genners:
I am looking for present day family, of Isidore GRUNBERG/GRINBERG/GREENBERG.
He was born in Galatz, Romania about 1875. He emigrated and lived in London,
England. He was a tailor.

Isidore was married, possibly with children. He separated >from his first
wife about 1926. Isidore learned that he had a young daughter, born in 1919
in London, England.

Isidore and his 2nd family, emigrated to France 1927 or 1928. They lived
in Paris, France. They were relocated to a camp in Drancy, France. There
was a round up of Romanian Jews in September 1942. Isidore was sent to
Auschwitz and died 5 days later.

His original family may not have had any knowledge of Isidore beyond 1927.

I have posted a photo of Isidore taken abt.1930 in France the following
viewmate link in the hope that someone may recognize a resemblance
to his present-day family members:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23295

Please reply by e-mail privately.
I have re-posted on jewishgen, jgsgb, and rom-sig.

Best wishes to all for continued success in your research.
Jacquie Gruszecki
Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA
ID #211429
yehudit5@yahoo.ca

My current genealogical research:
IUZIS, JUZIS, IUSIS, JUSIS, YUTZIS / POPPEL: Dorohoi,Bucuresti,Romania,
Mohyliv-Podilskyy,Shargorod,Transnistria,Moldova,Galicia,Ukraine,Latvia,
Lithuania
DIAMOND/ DIMENT/ DYMENT / BLACKMAN/BLACHMAN: Garliava, Kovno, Latvia,
Lithuania, Russian Poland
CAPLAN/CAPLAND/CAPLIN: Kiev, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Poland, Manchester UK

MODERATOR NOTE: Research list truncated at 6 lines in accordance with JewishGen
Discussion Group rules. http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/rules.htm#Q4.4


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for present day family of Isidore GRUNBERG/GRINBERG/GREENBERG from Galatz, Romania #general

Jacquie Gruszecki <yehudit5@...>
 

Dear fellow genners:
I am looking for present day family, of Isidore GRUNBERG/GRINBERG/GREENBERG.
He was born in Galatz, Romania about 1875. He emigrated and lived in London,
England. He was a tailor.

Isidore was married, possibly with children. He separated >from his first
wife about 1926. Isidore learned that he had a young daughter, born in 1919
in London, England.

Isidore and his 2nd family, emigrated to France 1927 or 1928. They lived
in Paris, France. They were relocated to a camp in Drancy, France. There
was a round up of Romanian Jews in September 1942. Isidore was sent to
Auschwitz and died 5 days later.

His original family may not have had any knowledge of Isidore beyond 1927.

I have posted a photo of Isidore taken abt.1930 in France the following
viewmate link in the hope that someone may recognize a resemblance
to his present-day family members:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=V23295

Please reply by e-mail privately.
I have re-posted on jewishgen, jgsgb, and rom-sig.

Best wishes to all for continued success in your research.
Jacquie Gruszecki
Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA
ID #211429
yehudit5@yahoo.ca

My current genealogical research:
IUZIS, JUZIS, IUSIS, JUSIS, YUTZIS / POPPEL: Dorohoi,Bucuresti,Romania,
Mohyliv-Podilskyy,Shargorod,Transnistria,Moldova,Galicia,Ukraine,Latvia,
Lithuania
DIAMOND/ DIMENT/ DYMENT / BLACKMAN/BLACHMAN: Garliava, Kovno, Latvia,
Lithuania, Russian Poland
CAPLAN/CAPLAND/CAPLIN: Kiev, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Poland, Manchester UK

MODERATOR NOTE: Research list truncated at 6 lines in accordance with JewishGen
Discussion Group rules. http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/rules.htm#Q4.4


Regina Willner #galicia

Moshe Fink <mosfink@...>
 

Dear Genners

I'm looking for information about Regina Willner who was my mother's
aunt. There might be several woman with the same name, but I'm
interested only in the one with the following details.

Regina Willner was born in Potok Zlote, Galicia, sometime during the
second half of the 19th century. Her parents were probably Jona Zeev
Willner and Henia Ruchel Margulies. She had several sisters but I know
for sure only one name that is Rosa and probably another one by the
name Eidel. She had at least two brothers, one Jechil-Abraham Willner
(my grandfather) and another one Fischl Willner. Fischl had three
sons, and one of them, Norbert, came to the US where he had two
daughters (now in their eighties). Regina came to the US about the
beginning of the 20th century, probably to Ellis Island. I don't know
if she came to the US single or married, but she was a married woman,
and had probably children about whom I don't know a thing. I know
that she communicated by correspondence with my mother and her
brother Jechil-Abraham while they lived in Vienna and later on when
they lived in Palestine and Israel. Any information about Regina would
be deeply appreciated.

Moshe Fink, Herzliya, Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Regina Willner #galicia

Moshe Fink <mosfink@...>
 

Dear Genners

I'm looking for information about Regina Willner who was my mother's
aunt. There might be several woman with the same name, but I'm
interested only in the one with the following details.

Regina Willner was born in Potok Zlote, Galicia, sometime during the
second half of the 19th century. Her parents were probably Jona Zeev
Willner and Henia Ruchel Margulies. She had several sisters but I know
for sure only one name that is Rosa and probably another one by the
name Eidel. She had at least two brothers, one Jechil-Abraham Willner
(my grandfather) and another one Fischl Willner. Fischl had three
sons, and one of them, Norbert, came to the US where he had two
daughters (now in their eighties). Regina came to the US about the
beginning of the 20th century, probably to Ellis Island. I don't know
if she came to the US single or married, but she was a married woman,
and had probably children about whom I don't know a thing. I know
that she communicated by correspondence with my mother and her
brother Jechil-Abraham while they lived in Vienna and later on when
they lived in Palestine and Israel. Any information about Regina would
be deeply appreciated.

Moshe Fink, Herzliya, Israel


Help to locate a document at the Civil Courthouse - Manhattan NY #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I am in need of help in Manhattan, New York. I am trying to find a record
that should be located at the Civil Courthouse at 111 Center Street in
Manhattan with regards to a name change.

I have the year, address of residence for that year, name changed >from and
to as well as a page number.

I am willing to pay but am on a limited budget. If there is someone who
can go to the Courthouse for me, please contact me privately at
gincig@yahoo.com.

Thank you
Debby Painter
Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help to locate a document at the Civil Courthouse - Manhattan NY #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I am in need of help in Manhattan, New York. I am trying to find a record
that should be located at the Civil Courthouse at 111 Center Street in
Manhattan with regards to a name change.

I have the year, address of residence for that year, name changed >from and
to as well as a page number.

I am willing to pay but am on a limited budget. If there is someone who
can go to the Courthouse for me, please contact me privately at
gincig@yahoo.com.

Thank you
Debby Painter
Michigan


Whats the best way to find where someone is buried in New York #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I am looking for the graves of Hyman (Chaim) and Fannie (Feige)
Markowsky. I have found them on the 1930 and 1940 census in New York (I
believe it is them), she I believe died in between 1935 and 1940 and
him after 1940. I am unable to find where they are buried. What would
be the best way to go about to try to find where they might be buried?
Thank you for any help in this matter.

Moshe Schaeffer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Whats the best way to find where someone is buried in New York #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I am looking for the graves of Hyman (Chaim) and Fannie (Feige)
Markowsky. I have found them on the 1930 and 1940 census in New York (I
believe it is them), she I believe died in between 1935 and 1940 and
him after 1940. I am unable to find where they are buried. What would
be the best way to go about to try to find where they might be buried?
Thank you for any help in this matter.

Moshe Schaeffer


Class VII U. S. Draft - cause for dismissal of citizenship petition #general

Paiste, Marsha S. <Marsha.Paiste@...>
 

I spoke with Walter Hickey of the National Archives in Boston who was more
than helpful.

Just prior to WWI, all citizens and aliens were required to register for
the draft. When called up, my relative said he was not a citizen, did not
plan to become one, and might not remain in the US. He did not serve. I
was told that this was common and legal. When WWI ended all requests for
citizenship were reviewed against the draft records. My relative was
denied citizenship and "VF" was typed on the bottom of his record. I
believe he could wait another 4 years and reapply.

Marsha Starr Paiste


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Class VII U. S. Draft - cause for dismissal of citizenship petition #general

Paiste, Marsha S. <Marsha.Paiste@...>
 

I spoke with Walter Hickey of the National Archives in Boston who was more
than helpful.

Just prior to WWI, all citizens and aliens were required to register for
the draft. When called up, my relative said he was not a citizen, did not
plan to become one, and might not remain in the US. He did not serve. I
was told that this was common and legal. When WWI ended all requests for
citizenship were reviewed against the draft records. My relative was
denied citizenship and "VF" was typed on the bottom of his record. I
believe he could wait another 4 years and reapply.

Marsha Starr Paiste


Re: The name Ergiel #general

Arnold Davidson
 

Howard Coupland wrote: ..."just found out recently that my gg-grandfather
was called Ergiel. I looked at the documentation in Polish and Yiddish and
his name is definitely spelt Hay,Ayin, Raysh,Gimel,Lamed."

If the documentation referred to was handwritten (in script), it is likely
that the Gimel was misread and was actually a Zayin. In Hebrew script,
the Gimel and Zayin are mirror images of each other. That would make the
name Herzl, not Ergiel.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The name Ergiel #general

Arnold Davidson
 

Howard Coupland wrote: ..."just found out recently that my gg-grandfather
was called Ergiel. I looked at the documentation in Polish and Yiddish and
his name is definitely spelt Hay,Ayin, Raysh,Gimel,Lamed."

If the documentation referred to was handwritten (in script), it is likely
that the Gimel was misread and was actually a Zayin. In Hebrew script,
the Gimel and Zayin are mirror images of each other. That would make the
name Herzl, not Ergiel.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

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