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Seeking obits from Cleveland (held in Chicago), Chicago area, and NJ #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. I've been told that there were supposedly obituaries for some
family members in The Jewish Independent out of Cleveland, and I was
wondering if someone might be able to help me to obtain them. I live in
Washington, DC, and have access to tons of papers at The Library of Congress
and would be happy to reciprocate. (Obviously, this is one paper that they
don't have.) The Library of Congress indicates that Center for Research
Libraries in Chicago

http://catalog.crl.edu/search/Y?SEARCH=jewish%20independent%20cleveland&searchscope=1
[or http://tinyurl.com/q63v8jp --Mod.]

has certain issues as well as Western Reserve Historical Society
in Cleveland

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045254/holdings/

In The Jewish Independent (Cleveland), I am looking for:

- Nathan ARONOWSKY (died 3/1/32)
- Ida ARONOWSKY (died 12/25/51)
- Natalie BLUM (died 6/17/48)
- Rose BLUM (died 7/7/56)

Additionally, I'm seeking obituaries >from the following in NJ and the
Chicago area (and I do *not* have particular knowledge that they definitely
exist):

- William PERLE in The Bergen Record (NJ, died 1/7/57)
- Miriam/Minnie PERLE in The Jersey Journal (NJ, died 11/23/66)
- Sheldon BLUM in the Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs, 9/1/99)

Thanks for any help! Obviously, please just reply directly to me. :)

David Perle
Washington, DC
Researching ARONOWSKY, BLUM, PERLE, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB, KROLL,
PRZEGRODA, etc...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking obits from Cleveland (held in Chicago), Chicago area, and NJ #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. I've been told that there were supposedly obituaries for some
family members in The Jewish Independent out of Cleveland, and I was
wondering if someone might be able to help me to obtain them. I live in
Washington, DC, and have access to tons of papers at The Library of Congress
and would be happy to reciprocate. (Obviously, this is one paper that they
don't have.) The Library of Congress indicates that Center for Research
Libraries in Chicago

http://catalog.crl.edu/search/Y?SEARCH=jewish%20independent%20cleveland&searchscope=1
[or http://tinyurl.com/q63v8jp --Mod.]

has certain issues as well as Western Reserve Historical Society
in Cleveland

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045254/holdings/

In The Jewish Independent (Cleveland), I am looking for:

- Nathan ARONOWSKY (died 3/1/32)
- Ida ARONOWSKY (died 12/25/51)
- Natalie BLUM (died 6/17/48)
- Rose BLUM (died 7/7/56)

Additionally, I'm seeking obituaries >from the following in NJ and the
Chicago area (and I do *not* have particular knowledge that they definitely
exist):

- William PERLE in The Bergen Record (NJ, died 1/7/57)
- Miriam/Minnie PERLE in The Jersey Journal (NJ, died 11/23/66)
- Sheldon BLUM in the Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs, 9/1/99)

Thanks for any help! Obviously, please just reply directly to me. :)

David Perle
Washington, DC
Researching ARONOWSKY, BLUM, PERLE, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB, KROLL,
PRZEGRODA, etc...


A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv
Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv
Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #general

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Mühringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis’ mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Daïnow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Inès Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #general

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Mühringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis’ mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Daïnow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Inès Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Re: Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz #lodz #poland

Elizabeth Erlich
 

Ariel,

You could try JewishGen which contains "Pinkas HaNitzolim - Register
of Jewish Survivors" as part of its Holocaust Database. My mother
survived that transport and is listed there.

Good luck!
Elizabeth Erlich

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: summer 1944 Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz
From: Ariel K <arielvfu@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:07:33 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

we are looking for any information in regards to our g, grandfather
who was sent >from Ghetto Lodz to Auschwitz in 1944 (probably in
August) where he perished.

Is there any list of the 1944 Lodz deportees that have survived the war?

kind regards
Ariel Kubi


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz #lodz #poland

Elizabeth Erlich
 

Ariel,

You could try JewishGen which contains "Pinkas HaNitzolim - Register
of Jewish Survivors" as part of its Holocaust Database. My mother
survived that transport and is listed there.

Good luck!
Elizabeth Erlich

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: summer 1944 Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz
From: Ariel K <arielvfu@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:07:33 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

we are looking for any information in regards to our g, grandfather
who was sent >from Ghetto Lodz to Auschwitz in 1944 (probably in
August) where he perished.

Is there any list of the 1944 Lodz deportees that have survived the war?

kind regards
Ariel Kubi


Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #lithuania

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania and Poland which proves how
diverse are the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Muhringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis's mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Dainow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Ines Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.


Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #lithuania

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania and Poland which proves how
diverse are the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Muhringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis's mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Dainow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Ines Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.


Georges Graner (Paris-France)


A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv

Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-
jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source
=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday
%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JRI Poland #Poland A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv

Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-
jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source
=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday
%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Prize for Genealogical Research in honor of Mathilde Tagger #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy is proud to announce
a $5,000 Prize in the name of Mathilde Tagger Z"L for a major research
study in the field of Jewish Genealogy that has been completed but not
yet published.

To encourage younger scholars the Institute is also offering a $2,000
Prize for an approved MA or Doctoral thesis in the field of Jewish
Genealogy.

Research studies/theses should be submitted by 31 May, 2015.

Entries submitted will be judged by the extent to which they broaden
the horizons of Jewish genealogical research and/or create an
innovative technology for use in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Background Information and Instructions to Applicants are to be found
on the Institute's Website: www.iijg.org - under "Research"/ "Research
Prizes"

Ami Elyasaf, IIJG Executive Director


German SIG #Germany Prize for Genealogical Research in honor of Mathilde Tagger #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy is proud to announce
a $5,000 Prize in the name of Mathilde Tagger Z"L for a major research
study in the field of Jewish Genealogy that has been completed but not
yet published.

To encourage younger scholars the Institute is also offering a $2,000
Prize for an approved MA or Doctoral thesis in the field of Jewish
Genealogy.

Research studies/theses should be submitted by 31 May, 2015.

Entries submitted will be judged by the extent to which they broaden
the horizons of Jewish genealogical research and/or create an
innovative technology for use in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Background Information and Instructions to Applicants are to be found
on the Institute's Website: www.iijg.org - under "Research"/ "Research
Prizes"

Ami Elyasaf, IIJG Executive Director


Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #germany

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to M-hringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

For more information about Genealo-J and descriptions of other articles
in the new edition contact:

Georges Graner (Paris-France) georges.graner@wanadoo.fr


German SIG #Germany Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #germany

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to M-hringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

For more information about Genealo-J and descriptions of other articles
in the new edition contact:

Georges Graner (Paris-France) georges.graner@wanadoo.fr


Family tree of R' Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone know of any published or unpublished work on the
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin, over and above the many published
sources that can be found?

We have a family tradition (that I want to confirm or disprove) that
we are direct descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin.

One of the more well known personalities in previous generations in
our family was Chaim Dov KANTOR who was born in Karlin (Pinsk) and
came as a child to Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) in the 1870s and
eventually became the Mashgiach (kosher supervisor) of the Carmel
Mizrachi winery in Zichron Yaacov, Israel, and lived in the Moshav
Shfeya, near Zichron. Chaim Dov's daughter was married to R' Nachum
WEISFISH (hy"d).

The above Chaim Dov was supposedly (he died many years before I was
born and I heard this >from his great grandchildren) one of the sources
for the tradition of our descendency >from R'Chaim of Volozhin.

According to correspondence in the past with Dr Neil Rosenstein, what
seems pretty definite is that Chaim Dov's brother-in-law, ROSTOVSKY,
was a great grandson of R' Chaim of Volozhin's brother, Shlomo Zalman
which may be the reason for our tradition that we are directly >from R'
Chaim himself.

Moadim Lesimcha

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Moshe of Kletzk-18th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to various published sources, there was a (Rabbi?) Moshe of
Kletzk who was the father of David, Rav (Rabbi) of Novarodok some 200+
years ago. He was a contemporary of Reb Chaim of Volozhin and had
some dealings with him. This David was also known for his sefer (book)
"Galia Mesechta" published by his son-in-law a Rabbi RABINOWITZ.

A handwritten very short and not detailed family tree, we are
descendant >from Rav David's brother (no name given) so I am searching
to find descendants of other children of Moshe of Kletzk to find if
actually we are related and to detail my maternal grandfather's
lineage.

The family name that we have gone by for generations is ABRAMOWITZ ,
but I do not know what family name Rav David of Novarodok went under
(if at all).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Searching for descendants of R' Arieh Leib of Kremnitz #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Several published geneaology sources have the Mahara"l's descendants
noted down to a father and son Rabbinical family of Kremenitz, a R'
Shmuel and his son Arieh leib during the 17-18th centuries. These
Rabbis were descendant of R' Naftali KATZ (a.k.a. The "Smichat
Chachamim" the name of the book he authored). Most of these sources
continue with an unnamed daughter who married a R' Shmuel of Rava
Ruska and their descendants.

According to several independent private family trees (never
published) Arieh Leib of Kremenitz had a daughter who married a R'
Yosef, who may have been a Rabbi of Breznitz (not Czeck). We are
descendant of this family. Two of the supposedly more well known
descendants of this R' Yosef, are a R' Yisrael of Ostrow and a
grandson Yosef , who married the daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
R' Aharon and Perel.

Does anyone on this forum have any details as to the identity of the
above Yosef and/or his wife (son-in-law and daughter of R' Arieh
Leib of Kremenitz)?

TIA

Moadim Lesimcha/ Happy succot/Chag Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Connection between R' Shmuel LANDAU and KANTOR/KANTOROVITZ of Karlin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a family oral tradition of being descendants of R' Chaim of
Volozhin. The tradition relates that my ancestress , Sarah Hinda
(SHATZ/KANTOR) was the link to R'Chaim.

Sarah Hinda , her father was a Shat"z in Karlin in the mid 19th cent.
so it is not sure if he /they were called Shat"z after his profession
or was their formal name. One scribbled note mentions Shmuel LANDAU,
who was a son-in-law of R' Itzaleh son of R'Chaim of Volozhin. There
is another scribbled note stating that Sarah Hinda was a descedant of
R' Chaim but giving no exact connection.

Two other family oral traditions are that Sarah Hinda was orphaned at
a young age and that R' Itzaleh "took" her to her Chupa (wedding). It
seems that Shmuel LANDAU and his wife (a daughter of R' Itzaleh) died
young, making the above case even stronger. A second "rumor" is that
the Rav of Yahud, R' Mordechai Gimple YAFFE, who's father had studied
in Volozhin, told one of my cousins that he knows that we are
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As this cousin has long deceased,
and this rumor also does not specify an exact link to R' Chaim.

May be the most well known families that are descendant with me and
through them came these "rumors" are R"chaim Dov KANTOR
(kANOTOROVITZ?) a well known early settler in Moshav Shfeya and nearby
Zichron Yacov, (he was the Mashgiach of the Yekev in Zichron and close
to Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK) and his son-in-law Nachum
WEISFISH (who was murdered by Arabs in the 1920s).

If anyone knows of the above and can confirm these family
traditions/rumors I would love to hear >from you. I would also
appreciate it if this e-mail could be passed on to a member of the
WEISFISH family who may be able to confirm the above details.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

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