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USHMM Interview with David Kahane: History of WWII in Lwow, Janowska Labor Camp #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Researchers are often unaware of valuable, free online resources,
including many oral history interviews easily available for viewing.
I recently learned of an interview with Rabbi David Kahane, author of
"Lvov Ghetto Diary," on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's
website. It was conducted on March 27, 1991, for the Israel
Documentation Project. Kahane was born in 1903 in Grzymalow/
Grimaylov/Hrymayliv (Galicia/Ukraine today) and was a former rabbi in
Warsaw. He and his family were hidden by Metropolitan Archbishop
Andrei Sheptytskyi in Lviv during the war, and later he became the
Chief Rabbi of the Polish forces in the territories liberated >from the
Nazis. In 1950 he immigrated to Israel, and in 1966 he was named the
Chief Rabbi of Argentina.

The interview is Hebrew only, but Gesher Galicia hopes to eventually
add English subtitles. The link:

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn502645

Kahane discusses daily life in Grzymalow; studying to become a rabbi;
teaching high school in Lvov, Poland >from 1929 to 1941; the German
invasion in June 1941; German violence against the Jews; the burning
of synagogues in August 1941; secret worship in homes; the Judenrat
and its role in determining deportations; being deported to Janowska;
living and working conditions in the camp; the Jewish police; the
observance of holidays in the camp; escaping the camp and hiding in a
Greek Orthodox monastery; German crimes in Lvov; mass killings;
meeting with a Gestapo man named Blum after the war; and the fate of
his friend Rabbi Jecheskel Levin.

The time-coded notes (by hour, then minute) provide a greater level
of detail, which may prove useful to researchers in these specific
topics, names or places:

1.01 He was born in 1903 in Grzymalow. Talks about Rudolph Reder.
Tells his story and how he was taking care of a small group of
survivors.
1.06 Describes life in his village between 1903-1910. He studied in
Tarnopol, Breslav and Vienna. Became a rabbi.
1.09 Returned to Lvov in 1929 and taught in a high school until 1941.
1.11 Germans entered Lvov in June 1941. He describes the
slaughtering of Jews. He was taken to camp Janowski.
1.13 Describes life in the work camp. His belief in the Kaballah saved
him.
1.19 He escaped camp and was hidden a Greek Orthodox monastery
where he wrote a book about his experiences.
1.20 Describes cruelty of Gestapo Wilhouse and Blum.
1.28 Describes his meeting with Blum after the liberation.
1.31 Describes German atrocities in Lvov in July 1941.
1.35 The German organization of the Judenrat. The purpose and
functions of the Judenrat.
1.39 The Jewish Police and its functions.
1.47 Head of Judenrat, Dr. Landesberg. How the Judenrat decided on
whom to put on deportation lists.
2.02 Tells about Dr. Landesberg and the moral problems faced by the
Judenrat and the Jewish Police.
2.13 Talks about his own family.
2.16 Observance of Jewish holidays in the camp.
2.19 Burning of synagogues in August 1941. Talks about secret
worship in homes until winter of 1942. Action in March 1942 when
20,000 Jews were killed.
2.21 Describes the burning of his synagogue.
2.27 Hanukkah in camp Janowski. Selection and killing of 3,000 in
camp.
2.35 Christmas of 1942
2.39 Passover in March 1943 and his work in the ghetto.
2.44 History of famous synagogue "Gildene Roise."
2.49 The fate of Rabbi Jecheskel Levin.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia USHMM Interview with David Kahane: History of WWII in Lwow, Janowska Labor Camp #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Researchers are often unaware of valuable, free online resources,
including many oral history interviews easily available for viewing.
I recently learned of an interview with Rabbi David Kahane, author of
"Lvov Ghetto Diary," on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's
website. It was conducted on March 27, 1991, for the Israel
Documentation Project. Kahane was born in 1903 in Grzymalow/
Grimaylov/Hrymayliv (Galicia/Ukraine today) and was a former rabbi in
Warsaw. He and his family were hidden by Metropolitan Archbishop
Andrei Sheptytskyi in Lviv during the war, and later he became the
Chief Rabbi of the Polish forces in the territories liberated >from the
Nazis. In 1950 he immigrated to Israel, and in 1966 he was named the
Chief Rabbi of Argentina.

The interview is Hebrew only, but Gesher Galicia hopes to eventually
add English subtitles. The link:

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn502645

Kahane discusses daily life in Grzymalow; studying to become a rabbi;
teaching high school in Lvov, Poland >from 1929 to 1941; the German
invasion in June 1941; German violence against the Jews; the burning
of synagogues in August 1941; secret worship in homes; the Judenrat
and its role in determining deportations; being deported to Janowska;
living and working conditions in the camp; the Jewish police; the
observance of holidays in the camp; escaping the camp and hiding in a
Greek Orthodox monastery; German crimes in Lvov; mass killings;
meeting with a Gestapo man named Blum after the war; and the fate of
his friend Rabbi Jecheskel Levin.

The time-coded notes (by hour, then minute) provide a greater level
of detail, which may prove useful to researchers in these specific
topics, names or places:

1.01 He was born in 1903 in Grzymalow. Talks about Rudolph Reder.
Tells his story and how he was taking care of a small group of
survivors.
1.06 Describes life in his village between 1903-1910. He studied in
Tarnopol, Breslav and Vienna. Became a rabbi.
1.09 Returned to Lvov in 1929 and taught in a high school until 1941.
1.11 Germans entered Lvov in June 1941. He describes the
slaughtering of Jews. He was taken to camp Janowski.
1.13 Describes life in the work camp. His belief in the Kaballah saved
him.
1.19 He escaped camp and was hidden a Greek Orthodox monastery
where he wrote a book about his experiences.
1.20 Describes cruelty of Gestapo Wilhouse and Blum.
1.28 Describes his meeting with Blum after the liberation.
1.31 Describes German atrocities in Lvov in July 1941.
1.35 The German organization of the Judenrat. The purpose and
functions of the Judenrat.
1.39 The Jewish Police and its functions.
1.47 Head of Judenrat, Dr. Landesberg. How the Judenrat decided on
whom to put on deportation lists.
2.02 Tells about Dr. Landesberg and the moral problems faced by the
Judenrat and the Jewish Police.
2.13 Talks about his own family.
2.16 Observance of Jewish holidays in the camp.
2.19 Burning of synagogues in August 1941. Talks about secret
worship in homes until winter of 1942. Action in March 1942 when
20,000 Jews were killed.
2.21 Describes the burning of his synagogue.
2.27 Hanukkah in camp Janowski. Selection and killing of 3,000 in
camp.
2.35 Christmas of 1942
2.39 Passover in March 1943 and his work in the ghetto.
2.44 History of famous synagogue "Gildene Roise."
2.49 The fate of Rabbi Jecheskel Levin.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


USHMM Interview with David Kahane: History of WWII in Lwow, Janowska Labor Camp #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Researchers are often unaware of valuable, free online resources,
including many oral history interviews easily available for viewing.
I recently learned of an interview with Rabbi David Kahane, author of
"Lvov Ghetto Diary," on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's website.
It was conducted on March 27, 1991, for the Israel Documentation
Project. Kahane was born in 1903 in Grzymalow (Galicia/Ukraine today)
and was a former rabbi in Warsaw. He and his family were hidden by
Metropolitan Archbishop Andrei Sheptytskyi in Lviv during the war, and
later he became the Chief Rabbi fo the Polish forces in the
territories liberated >from the Nazis. In 1950 he immigrated to
Israel, and in 1966 he was named the Chief Rabbi or Argentina.

The interview is Hebrew only, but Gesher Galicia hopes to eventually
add English subtitles. The link:

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn502645

Kahane discusses daily life in Grimaylov, Galicia (present day
Ukraine); studying to become a rabbi; teaching high school in Lvov,
Poland >from 1929 to 1941; the German invasion in June 1941; German
violence against the Jews; the burning of synagogues in August 1941;
secret worship in homes; the Judenrat and its role in determining
deportations; being deported to Janowska; living and working
conditions in the camp; the Jewish police; the observance of holidays
in the camp; escaping the camp and hiding in a Greek Orthodox
monastery; German crimes in Lvov; mass killings; meeting with a
Gestapo man named Blum after the war; and the fate of his friend Rabbi
Jecheskel Levin.

The time-coded notes (by hour, then minute) provide a greater level of
detail, which may prove useful to researchers in these specific
topics, names or places:

1.01 He was born in 1903 in Grimaylov in Galicia. Talks about
Rudolph Reder. Tells his story and how he was taking care of a small
group of survivors.
1.06 Describes life in his village between 1903-1910. He studied
in Tarnpol, Breslav and Vienna. Became a rabbi.
1.09 Returned to Lvov in 1929 and taught in a high school until 1941.
1.11 Germans entered Lvov in June 1941. He describes the
slaughtering of Jews. He was taken to camp Janowski.
1.13 Describes life in the work camp. His belief in the Kaballah saved him.
1.19 He escaped camp and was hidden a Greek Orthodox monastery
where he wrote a book about his experiences.
1.20 Describes cruelty of Gestapo Wilhouse and Blum.
1.28 Describes his meeting with Blum after the liberation.
1.31 Describes German atrocities in Lvov in July 1941.
1.35 The German organization of the Judenrat. The purpose and
functions of the Judenrat.
1.39 The Jewish Police and its functions.
1.47 Head of Judenrat, Dr. Landesberg. How the Judenrat decided
on whom to put on deportation lists.
2.02 Tells about Dr. Landesberg and the moral problems faced by
the Judenrat and the Jewish Police.
2.13 Talks about his own family.
2.16 Observance of Jewish holidays in the camp.
2.19 Burning of synagogues in August 1941. Talks about secret
worship in homes until winter of 1942. Action in March 1942 when
20,000 Jews were killed.
2.21 Describes the burning of his synagogue.
2.27 Hanukkah in camp Janowski. Selection and killing of 3,000 in camp.
2.35 Christmas of 1942
2.39 Passover in March 1943 and his work in the ghetto.
2.44 History of famous synagogue "Gildene Roise."
2.49 The fate of Rabbi Jecheskel Levin.


Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USHMM Interview with David Kahane: History of WWII in Lwow, Janowska Labor Camp #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Researchers are often unaware of valuable, free online resources,
including many oral history interviews easily available for viewing.
I recently learned of an interview with Rabbi David Kahane, author of
"Lvov Ghetto Diary," on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's website.
It was conducted on March 27, 1991, for the Israel Documentation
Project. Kahane was born in 1903 in Grzymalow (Galicia/Ukraine today)
and was a former rabbi in Warsaw. He and his family were hidden by
Metropolitan Archbishop Andrei Sheptytskyi in Lviv during the war, and
later he became the Chief Rabbi fo the Polish forces in the
territories liberated >from the Nazis. In 1950 he immigrated to
Israel, and in 1966 he was named the Chief Rabbi or Argentina.

The interview is Hebrew only, but Gesher Galicia hopes to eventually
add English subtitles. The link:

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn502645

Kahane discusses daily life in Grimaylov, Galicia (present day
Ukraine); studying to become a rabbi; teaching high school in Lvov,
Poland >from 1929 to 1941; the German invasion in June 1941; German
violence against the Jews; the burning of synagogues in August 1941;
secret worship in homes; the Judenrat and its role in determining
deportations; being deported to Janowska; living and working
conditions in the camp; the Jewish police; the observance of holidays
in the camp; escaping the camp and hiding in a Greek Orthodox
monastery; German crimes in Lvov; mass killings; meeting with a
Gestapo man named Blum after the war; and the fate of his friend Rabbi
Jecheskel Levin.

The time-coded notes (by hour, then minute) provide a greater level of
detail, which may prove useful to researchers in these specific
topics, names or places:

1.01 He was born in 1903 in Grimaylov in Galicia. Talks about
Rudolph Reder. Tells his story and how he was taking care of a small
group of survivors.
1.06 Describes life in his village between 1903-1910. He studied
in Tarnpol, Breslav and Vienna. Became a rabbi.
1.09 Returned to Lvov in 1929 and taught in a high school until 1941.
1.11 Germans entered Lvov in June 1941. He describes the
slaughtering of Jews. He was taken to camp Janowski.
1.13 Describes life in the work camp. His belief in the Kaballah saved him.
1.19 He escaped camp and was hidden a Greek Orthodox monastery
where he wrote a book about his experiences.
1.20 Describes cruelty of Gestapo Wilhouse and Blum.
1.28 Describes his meeting with Blum after the liberation.
1.31 Describes German atrocities in Lvov in July 1941.
1.35 The German organization of the Judenrat. The purpose and
functions of the Judenrat.
1.39 The Jewish Police and its functions.
1.47 Head of Judenrat, Dr. Landesberg. How the Judenrat decided
on whom to put on deportation lists.
2.02 Tells about Dr. Landesberg and the moral problems faced by
the Judenrat and the Jewish Police.
2.13 Talks about his own family.
2.16 Observance of Jewish holidays in the camp.
2.19 Burning of synagogues in August 1941. Talks about secret
worship in homes until winter of 1942. Action in March 1942 when
20,000 Jews were killed.
2.21 Describes the burning of his synagogue.
2.27 Hanukkah in camp Janowski. Selection and killing of 3,000 in camp.
2.35 Christmas of 1942
2.39 Passover in March 1943 and his work in the ghetto.
2.44 History of famous synagogue "Gildene Roise."
2.49 The fate of Rabbi Jecheskel Levin.


Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


ViewMate translation request: Yiddish #general

Steve Herberman
 

I'm seeking a direct translation of the letter linked below. The letter
is >from my great grandfather Hersh Herberman writing to his nephew Abe
in Toronto, most likely around 1915. Hersh and family were >from Iasi
Romania and it's not clear when he moved to Argentina to be with the
rest of his family that may have moved there in 1913 (judging >from a
passport saved within my family). I'm hoping that this letter can shed
some light on where he was living at the time along with any other facts
that can be culled >from it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
The images of the letter can be viewed >from both of these links, half
the letter on each:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=32336


http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=32337

thank you very much,
Steve Herberman
Chevy Chase MD USA=

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or via the ViewMate website


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request: Yiddish #general

Steve Herberman
 

I'm seeking a direct translation of the letter linked below. The letter
is >from my great grandfather Hersh Herberman writing to his nephew Abe
in Toronto, most likely around 1915. Hersh and family were >from Iasi
Romania and it's not clear when he moved to Argentina to be with the
rest of his family that may have moved there in 1913 (judging >from a
passport saved within my family). I'm hoping that this letter can shed
some light on where he was living at the time along with any other facts
that can be culled >from it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
The images of the letter can be viewed >from both of these links, half
the letter on each:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=32336


http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=32337

thank you very much,
Steve Herberman
Chevy Chase MD USA=

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or via the ViewMate website


Searching RATNER Descendants from Plainfield, NJ #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Sam RATNER, who, as of the 1930 US Census,
lived in Warren Township, Somerset, NJ with his wife Sophie and children
Louis, David and Miriam. Louis and David were listed as farmers, and they
also show up in the Plainfield, NJ city directory for 1950, living off Route
2. I have a cousin who remembers a family visit to David RATNER on his
chicken farm in the mid to late 1950s.

The RATNER family was >from Belarus, either Kossova, or one of the
neighboring shtetlach. Sam RATNER had a sister named Bessie, married to
Louis Rubinstein. I have been in contact with Bessie's grandson. Sam and
Bessie's father was Max RATNER (Mordechai? - still chasing this down) - Max
had two sisters, Shendel (my ggm) and Golda, and a brother Abraham who
immigrated to England, and another brother Benjamin. Their parents were
Nusin and Miriam (maiden name unknown - it would certainly help with my
mtDNA results!) RATNER.

Please contact me if any of this sounds familiar.

Marion Werle
Los Angeles, CA
<werle@linkline.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching RATNER Descendants from Plainfield, NJ #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Sam RATNER, who, as of the 1930 US Census,
lived in Warren Township, Somerset, NJ with his wife Sophie and children
Louis, David and Miriam. Louis and David were listed as farmers, and they
also show up in the Plainfield, NJ city directory for 1950, living off Route
2. I have a cousin who remembers a family visit to David RATNER on his
chicken farm in the mid to late 1950s.

The RATNER family was >from Belarus, either Kossova, or one of the
neighboring shtetlach. Sam RATNER had a sister named Bessie, married to
Louis Rubinstein. I have been in contact with Bessie's grandson. Sam and
Bessie's father was Max RATNER (Mordechai? - still chasing this down) - Max
had two sisters, Shendel (my ggm) and Golda, and a brother Abraham who
immigrated to England, and another brother Benjamin. Their parents were
Nusin and Miriam (maiden name unknown - it would certainly help with my
mtDNA results!) RATNER.

Please contact me if any of this sounds familiar.

Marion Werle
Los Angeles, CA
<werle@linkline.com>


Harry, Ida, Sandra Hershhorn - Brooklyn, NY #general

,
 

Hi Genners,
Harry Hershhorn (b. 1900 d. 1932) was married to Ida (Lehman) Hershhorn
(b.1902 d.?) in 1925. Their daughter, Sandra, was born in 1927. Harry
was my mother's brother and is interred in Mt. Lebanon cemetery in
Glendale, Queens NY. I am hoping someone will be able to help me find
the date of death and cemetery where Ida is interred and to find my
cousin Sandra and/or her family.

I have used the popular commercial site and have located Ida and Sandra
up to and including the 1940 census. They lived in the Borough Park
section of Bklyn. The 1940 census shows Ida as the owner of a beauty
salon with her brother Ernest and his family living in the apartment
above the store. Ernest (and his son Norman) were both affiliated with
a hospital in the area. I tried contacting his son by mail but
received no response. There is an Ida Hershhorn interred in Mt.
Lebanon but it is not my aunt. It is my mother's stepmother. I have
also been in contact with the Hershhorns with trees on the commercial
site.

In the late 1950's Sandra became engaged to and married a"negro".My
parents severed all ties with her. I was a child at the time and until
I was an adult was never told why Sandra disappeared >from our lives.
Sandra was involved with union organizing. I found an article on the
Fulton History site >from 1947 in which she was arrested for trying to
prevent bank workers >from crossing a picket line. Her address at that
time is given as 1615 47th St., which is also located in Borough Park..
I googled her name and found the minutes of a HUAC investigation
regarding the union with which she was involved in Bergen county New
Jersey. Her name is mentioned but no testimony given.

I have been trying to break down this brick wall for a few years. Any
help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harry, Ida, Sandra Hershhorn - Brooklyn, NY #general

,
 

Hi Genners,
Harry Hershhorn (b. 1900 d. 1932) was married to Ida (Lehman) Hershhorn
(b.1902 d.?) in 1925. Their daughter, Sandra, was born in 1927. Harry
was my mother's brother and is interred in Mt. Lebanon cemetery in
Glendale, Queens NY. I am hoping someone will be able to help me find
the date of death and cemetery where Ida is interred and to find my
cousin Sandra and/or her family.

I have used the popular commercial site and have located Ida and Sandra
up to and including the 1940 census. They lived in the Borough Park
section of Bklyn. The 1940 census shows Ida as the owner of a beauty
salon with her brother Ernest and his family living in the apartment
above the store. Ernest (and his son Norman) were both affiliated with
a hospital in the area. I tried contacting his son by mail but
received no response. There is an Ida Hershhorn interred in Mt.
Lebanon but it is not my aunt. It is my mother's stepmother. I have
also been in contact with the Hershhorns with trees on the commercial
site.

In the late 1950's Sandra became engaged to and married a"negro".My
parents severed all ties with her. I was a child at the time and until
I was an adult was never told why Sandra disappeared >from our lives.
Sandra was involved with union organizing. I found an article on the
Fulton History site >from 1947 in which she was arrested for trying to
prevent bank workers >from crossing a picket line. Her address at that
time is given as 1615 47th St., which is also located in Borough Park..
I googled her name and found the minutes of a HUAC investigation
regarding the union with which she was involved in Bergen county New
Jersey. Her name is mentioned but no testimony given.

I have been trying to break down this brick wall for a few years. Any
help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Cohen


"Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire" - MAPIRE a new cartography site #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing a new cartography website, "Historical Maps of the Hapsburg
Empire" or MAPIRE at:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/en/

The site offers a selection of historical maps >from the
Austro-Hungarian Empire geo-referenced with present day maps (on
Google or OpenStreetMap) providing layering technology for researchers
to compare the past with the present.

Completed is the second military survey of Habsburg Empire and in
progress are the first and third surveys and cadastral surveys of
Croatia and Hungary. Project participants are the Austrian State
Archives (Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv,) Arcanum in Budapest.

There were two types of maps >from that time period: the military
surveys (typically scaled 1 to 28.800) and the more detailed cadastral
maps (scaled 1 to 2.880,) with both of them covering the entire
territory. The original manuscript map sheets of the military surveys
can be found in the Austrian National Archives, but cadastral
(extremely details property maps on the town level) are found in
various archives of the successor states. For example, cadastral maps
for the province of Galicia are held the following regional or
historical archives: Krakow, Przemsyl, Rzeszow in Poland and Lviv and
Ternopil in Ukraine. (Examples of Galician cadastral maps can be
found in Gesher Galicia's map room: http://maps.geshergalicia.org)

To use the site, scroll down. When you see the passing selection of
maps, click "complete view" on one that interests you. You can also
scroll further and choose "Complete View" to see the entire Empire in
context, or choose to focus on the following territories:

Bohemia
Bukovina
Coastal Zone
Croatia
Dalmatia
Galicia
Illyria
Lichtenstein
Lombardy
Modena
Moravia
Parma
Silesia
Slavonia
Styria
Salzberg
Tyrol
Venice
Vorarlberg

Click on the area and then start zooming in. You can adjust the
"opacity" using the slider bar at the top of the page to switch views
between the historical map layered with the current GIS map. This
feature is very useful for those researching historical place names
that may not show up on current maps.

The Second (also known as Franciscan) Military Survey (1806-1809) has
outstanding quality and while not a cadastral survey, when you zoom in
at the closest range you will be able to view plots of land and
buildings, especially ones detailed along the banks of rivers that ran
through these communities.

Arcanum, based in Budapest, specializes in digitization projects, and
has already covered the entire collection of maps of the City Archives
of Budapest, the hand-written map collection of the Hungarian National
Library, and the cadastral maps of Hungarian Archives and Croatia.

A more thorough explanation of these maps can be found in the
"Digitized Maps of the Habsburg Empire" paper here:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/static/pdf/mkf_booklet.pdf

Or the "Digitizing and Geo-Referencing of the Historical Cadastral
Maps (1856-60) of Hungary" here:

http://www.academia.edu/3614065/Digitizing_and_georeferencing_of_the_historical_cadastral_maps_1856-60_of_Hungary

The MAPIRE site is also available in German and Hungarian.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire" - MAPIRE a new cartography site #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing a new cartography website, "Historical Maps of the Hapsburg
Empire" or MAPIRE at:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/en/

The site offers a selection of historical maps >from the
Austro-Hungarian Empire geo-referenced with present day maps (on
Google or OpenStreetMap) providing layering technology for researchers
to compare the past with the present.

Completed is the second military survey of Habsburg Empire and in
progress are the first and third surveys and cadastral surveys of
Croatia and Hungary. Project participants are the Austrian State
Archives (Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv,) Arcanum in Budapest.

There were two types of maps >from that time period: the military
surveys (typically scaled 1 to 28.800) and the more detailed cadastral
maps (scaled 1 to 2.880,) with both of them covering the entire
territory. The original manuscript map sheets of the military surveys
can be found in the Austrian National Archives, but cadastral
(extremely details property maps on the town level) are found in
various archives of the successor states. For example, cadastral maps
for the province of Galicia are held the following regional or
historical archives: Krakow, Przemsyl, Rzeszow in Poland and Lviv and
Ternopil in Ukraine. (Examples of Galician cadastral maps can be
found in Gesher Galicia's map room: http://maps.geshergalicia.org)

To use the site, scroll down. When you see the passing selection of
maps, click "complete view" on one that interests you. You can also
scroll further and choose "Complete View" to see the entire Empire in
context, or choose to focus on the following territories:

Bohemia
Bukovina
Coastal Zone
Croatia
Dalmatia
Galicia
Illyria
Lichtenstein
Lombardy
Modena
Moravia
Parma
Silesia
Slavonia
Styria
Salzberg
Tyrol
Venice
Vorarlberg

Click on the area and then start zooming in. You can adjust the
"opacity" using the slider bar at the top of the page to switch views
between the historical map layered with the current GIS map. This
feature is very useful for those researching historical place names
that may not show up on current maps.

The Second (also known as Franciscan) Military Survey (1806-1809) has
outstanding quality and while not a cadastral survey, when you zoom in
at the closest range you will be able to view plots of land and
buildings, especially ones detailed along the banks of rivers that ran
through these communities.

Arcanum, based in Budapest, specializes in digitization projects, and
has already covered the entire collection of maps of the City Archives
of Budapest, the hand-written map collection of the Hungarian National
Library, and the cadastral maps of Hungarian Archives and Croatia.

A more thorough explanation of these maps can be found in the
"Digitized Maps of the Habsburg Empire" paper here:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/static/pdf/mkf_booklet.pdf

Or the "Digitizing and Geo-Referencing of the Historical Cadastral
Maps (1856-60) of Hungary" here:

http://www.academia.edu/3614065/Digitizing_and_georeferencing_of_the_historical_cadastral_maps_1856-60_of_Hungary

The MAPIRE site is also available in German and Hungarian.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Looking for BECKS or BACHS in Scotland #general

Sandra Lawson <sandralawson@...>
 

I've just been given some information regarding my great grandfather's
brother's family and am looking for leads.

My great grandfather was Solomon (Zalman) BECK, born in Bobruisk, Belarus
around 1870. =A0He was killed by a bomb in London in 1940. I've now found
out that the family name was originally BACH and was changed to BECK,
which explains why the 1891 England census gives the family name as BACK.
I've subsequently learned that my ggf had two brothers, Isaac and Louis.
We have no information on Louis but Isaac and his family lived in Scotland.
I don't know his wife's name, but he had four daughters: Luba, Helena
(married name SHUKERER), Raisel (married name FASTELSON) and Becky, who
had a daughter named Sonia, but I don't know her married name.

I've been searching the Scottish census, births, deaths etc but keep drawing
blanks.
Sandra Rebecca Lawson, Pinner, United Kingdom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for BECKS or BACHS in Scotland #general

Sandra Lawson <sandralawson@...>
 

I've just been given some information regarding my great grandfather's
brother's family and am looking for leads.

My great grandfather was Solomon (Zalman) BECK, born in Bobruisk, Belarus
around 1870. =A0He was killed by a bomb in London in 1940. I've now found
out that the family name was originally BACH and was changed to BECK,
which explains why the 1891 England census gives the family name as BACK.
I've subsequently learned that my ggf had two brothers, Isaac and Louis.
We have no information on Louis but Isaac and his family lived in Scotland.
I don't know his wife's name, but he had four daughters: Luba, Helena
(married name SHUKERER), Raisel (married name FASTELSON) and Becky, who
had a daughter named Sonia, but I don't know her married name.

I've been searching the Scottish census, births, deaths etc but keep drawing
blanks.
Sandra Rebecca Lawson, Pinner, United Kingdom


Re: Lenitz Russia, or Tatiev Russia?? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Mark Fisher wrote:

I am trying to find out where in Russia Lenitz or Tatiev would be??
I am looking at a document >from the 1890s >from an application
for citizenship, that has these places listed as where they

were born and where they lived.
Hi,

"Tatiev" is currently known town Tetiyiv, Kiev Province, near
Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.
"Lenitz" - doesn't sound a bell in Ukraine.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lenitz Russia, or Tatiev Russia?? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Mark Fisher wrote:

I am trying to find out where in Russia Lenitz or Tatiev would be??
I am looking at a document >from the 1890s >from an application
for citizenship, that has these places listed as where they

were born and where they lived.
Hi,

"Tatiev" is currently known town Tetiyiv, Kiev Province, near
Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.
"Lenitz" - doesn't sound a bell in Ukraine.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War #general

Saul Issroff
 

Martin Sugarman ( Hon. archivist of AJEX) has authored:
Under the Heel of Bushido. Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the
Japanese in the Second World War

He details the story of the ordeal of Jewish POWs of the Japanese,
there is a Record of Honour of Jewish POWs and first-hand accounts
and original photographs, not previously published. The book contains
dozens of accounts of the experiences of Jewish prisoners of war and
internees >from Commonwealth and Dutch forces during the Second World
War.

The book is a tribute to the Jewish prisoners, whose experiences have
been virtually ignored until now. Veterans interviewed by the author
gave painful testimonies which are only a small number of the total
Jewish involvement, as many of the 550 or so Jewish prisoners of war
who survived their ordeal passed away before they could tell their
stories.

There was a particular Jewish participation and encounter with the
Japanese, and this book deserves to be widely read.

Vallentine Mitchell is the publisher, (toby.harris@vmbooks.com)
February 2014 692 pages 80 b/w illus
isbn 78 0 85303 877

Saul Issroff

I have no commercial interest in this book.

MODERATOR NOTE: This a One-Time Commercial mention of the book


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War #general

Saul Issroff
 

Martin Sugarman ( Hon. archivist of AJEX) has authored:
Under the Heel of Bushido. Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the
Japanese in the Second World War

He details the story of the ordeal of Jewish POWs of the Japanese,
there is a Record of Honour of Jewish POWs and first-hand accounts
and original photographs, not previously published. The book contains
dozens of accounts of the experiences of Jewish prisoners of war and
internees >from Commonwealth and Dutch forces during the Second World
War.

The book is a tribute to the Jewish prisoners, whose experiences have
been virtually ignored until now. Veterans interviewed by the author
gave painful testimonies which are only a small number of the total
Jewish involvement, as many of the 550 or so Jewish prisoners of war
who survived their ordeal passed away before they could tell their
stories.

There was a particular Jewish participation and encounter with the
Japanese, and this book deserves to be widely read.

Vallentine Mitchell is the publisher, (toby.harris@vmbooks.com)
February 2014 692 pages 80 b/w illus
isbn 78 0 85303 877

Saul Issroff

I have no commercial interest in this book.

MODERATOR NOTE: This a One-Time Commercial mention of the book


Schenker family - Borough Park, Brooklyn NY #general

,
 

Hi Genners,
I am trying to locate the family of Bessie (Lehman) Schenker who lived
in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn according to the 1940 census.
Her husband was Joseph Schenker. Her sons were Norman and Leonard.
Both sons were born in the 1920's. Bessie's sister was Ida (Lehman)
Hershhorn. Ida was married to my uncle Harry Hershhorn. I am hoping
the Schenker family might know where Ida is interred and how I can
contact Harry and Ida's daughter Sandra and/or her family.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Carol Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Schenker family - Borough Park, Brooklyn NY #general

,
 

Hi Genners,
I am trying to locate the family of Bessie (Lehman) Schenker who lived
in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn according to the 1940 census.
Her husband was Joseph Schenker. Her sons were Norman and Leonard.
Both sons were born in the 1920's. Bessie's sister was Ida (Lehman)
Hershhorn. Ida was married to my uncle Harry Hershhorn. I am hoping
the Schenker family might know where Ida is interred and how I can
contact Harry and Ida's daughter Sandra and/or her family.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Carol Cohen

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