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Aron & Simone BURSZTAJN #general

Stanley Grossman
 

Aron & Simone BURSZTAJN

According to Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, Aron Bursztajn, a second
cousin, b June 17, 1901 Brzeziny, Poland, lived in Paris France and was
married to Simone (not further described). According to the Shoah Memorial
Paris Aron lived at 2 Cite des Envierges, 20th District Paris. He was
deported on Convoy #5 28 June 1942 and died in Auschwitz Oct 6 1942. The
fate of Simone is unknown. Her name sounds French and she may, or may not,
have been Jewish thus avoiding deportation. Any ideas as to identifying
Simone, when/if a marriage took place in Paris etc. would be appreciated.

Stanley Grossman
Glasgow, Scotland

Researching BURSZTAJN, GROSMAN, BOCIAN, (Brzeziny & Lodz)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aron & Simone BURSZTAJN #general

Stanley Grossman
 

Aron & Simone BURSZTAJN

According to Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, Aron Bursztajn, a second
cousin, b June 17, 1901 Brzeziny, Poland, lived in Paris France and was
married to Simone (not further described). According to the Shoah Memorial
Paris Aron lived at 2 Cite des Envierges, 20th District Paris. He was
deported on Convoy #5 28 June 1942 and died in Auschwitz Oct 6 1942. The
fate of Simone is unknown. Her name sounds French and she may, or may not,
have been Jewish thus avoiding deportation. Any ideas as to identifying
Simone, when/if a marriage took place in Paris etc. would be appreciated.

Stanley Grossman
Glasgow, Scotland

Researching BURSZTAJN, GROSMAN, BOCIAN, (Brzeziny & Lodz)


Cartography and Cadastral Maps: Conference Papers online for free viewing #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

In the fall of 2013 Jay Osborn and I participated in a conference in
Pisa, Italy called "Cartography and Cadastral Maps: Visions >from the
Past for a Vision of Our Future" sponsored by ICARUS: the
International Centre for Archival Research. The catalog of conference
proceedings are now online, edited by Benedetto Benedetti, Charles
Farrugia, Beatrice Romiti and Andras Sipos. The papers can be viewed
online and/or downloaded for free:

http://edizioni.sns.it/it/testi-online/pdf-scaricabile-282.html

Click on the author's name and program title to view them.

Besides our two presentations dealing with Galician cadastral maps and
their importance to genealogical research, there are others dealing
with regions of interest to Jewish genealogists including Italy,
Hungary, Estonia, Croatia and France. One very interesting paper by
Julian Holzapel, deals with 3,000 aerial reconnaissance photos taken
by a unit of German Bavarian aviators >from 1917-1918 in historical
Palestine while on military assignment when Imperial Germany was
assisting the Ottoman Empire during WWI. Because the photographers
realized they were flying over the Holy Land they took photographs
that went beyond the military mission, including religious sites and
Jewish settlements.

Most papers are in English, some in the native language of the
presenter, but still with a short introduction in English:

- Andras Sipos, Cadastral Maps -- Ideal Field for International
Archival Cooperation.

- Nicolas Verdier, Estate Maps in 18th Century France: Between
Representation of Land Rights and the Production of Accurate Maps.

- Eniko Torok, Step by Step: Digitisation Projects of Cadastral
Documents in the Central Archive of National Archives of Hungary,
Budapest.

- Pamela A. Weisberger, Gesher Galiciaâ??s Cadastral Map & Landowner
Records Project: A Virtual Recreation of a Vanished Province.

- Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia's Online Cadastral Map Room: Evolution
and Opportunities.

- Julian Holzapfl, Early Aerial Photographs >from the State Archives of
Bavaria. Exploring a New Synergy between Archival Holdings and
Geographic Imaging.

- Sassoli, The Historical Cadaster of Tuscany and the CASTORE Project.

- Liina Lohmus, Register of the Maps in National Archives of Estonia:
Visions, Plans, Practices.

- Mirjana Juric, Present and Future of the Digital Catastral Heritage
in Croatian State Archives

- Biserka Budicin, Maja Ceric, Cadastral Maps in the State Archives in
Pazin and Their Usage in Everyday Archival Practice.

- Enrico Romiti, Ancient Cartography and Historical Maps, Useful Tools
in the Hands of the Archaeologists.

- Tommaso Maria Rossi, Sources for Knowing the Territory: The
Terrilogi of the Historical Diocesan Archives of Lucca.

- Micaela Antola, Illustrated Cabrei, a Private Form of Cadastral
Maps: The Case of the Republic of Genoa.

- Vincenzo De Santi, Online Access to the Historical Cartography of
Trapani's Territory: Problems and Perspectives.

- Alexandre Nobajas, >from Hidden to Online, the Case of Horta's Cadastral Map.

A printed version will be available shortly.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cartography and Cadastral Maps: Conference Papers online for free viewing #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

In the fall of 2013 Jay Osborn and I participated in a conference in
Pisa, Italy called "Cartography and Cadastral Maps: Visions >from the
Past for a Vision of Our Future" sponsored by ICARUS: the
International Centre for Archival Research. The catalog of conference
proceedings are now online, edited by Benedetto Benedetti, Charles
Farrugia, Beatrice Romiti and Andras Sipos. The papers can be viewed
online and/or downloaded for free:

http://edizioni.sns.it/it/testi-online/pdf-scaricabile-282.html

Click on the author's name and program title to view them.

Besides our two presentations dealing with Galician cadastral maps and
their importance to genealogical research, there are others dealing
with regions of interest to Jewish genealogists including Italy,
Hungary, Estonia, Croatia and France. One very interesting paper by
Julian Holzapel, deals with 3,000 aerial reconnaissance photos taken
by a unit of German Bavarian aviators >from 1917-1918 in historical
Palestine while on military assignment when Imperial Germany was
assisting the Ottoman Empire during WWI. Because the photographers
realized they were flying over the Holy Land they took photographs
that went beyond the military mission, including religious sites and
Jewish settlements.

Most papers are in English, some in the native language of the
presenter, but still with a short introduction in English:

- Andras Sipos, Cadastral Maps -- Ideal Field for International
Archival Cooperation.

- Nicolas Verdier, Estate Maps in 18th Century France: Between
Representation of Land Rights and the Production of Accurate Maps.

- Eniko Torok, Step by Step: Digitisation Projects of Cadastral
Documents in the Central Archive of National Archives of Hungary,
Budapest.

- Pamela A. Weisberger, Gesher Galiciaâ??s Cadastral Map & Landowner
Records Project: A Virtual Recreation of a Vanished Province.

- Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia's Online Cadastral Map Room: Evolution
and Opportunities.

- Julian Holzapfl, Early Aerial Photographs >from the State Archives of
Bavaria. Exploring a New Synergy between Archival Holdings and
Geographic Imaging.

- Sassoli, The Historical Cadaster of Tuscany and the CASTORE Project.

- Liina Lohmus, Register of the Maps in National Archives of Estonia:
Visions, Plans, Practices.

- Mirjana Juric, Present and Future of the Digital Catastral Heritage
in Croatian State Archives

- Biserka Budicin, Maja Ceric, Cadastral Maps in the State Archives in
Pazin and Their Usage in Everyday Archival Practice.

- Enrico Romiti, Ancient Cartography and Historical Maps, Useful Tools
in the Hands of the Archaeologists.

- Tommaso Maria Rossi, Sources for Knowing the Territory: The
Terrilogi of the Historical Diocesan Archives of Lucca.

- Micaela Antola, Illustrated Cabrei, a Private Form of Cadastral
Maps: The Case of the Republic of Genoa.

- Vincenzo De Santi, Online Access to the Historical Cartography of
Trapani's Territory: Problems and Perspectives.

- Alexandre Nobajas, >from Hidden to Online, the Case of Horta's Cadastral Map.

A printed version will be available shortly.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Two 19th cent. London Jewish well known painters named SOLOMON #general

משה פלבר
 

Dear Genners

A London cousin of mine, about 5 times removed... was married to a brother
of a well known Royal Academician Painter by the name of Solomon J. SOLOMON
(1860-1927) s/o Joseph SOLOMON. This painter "invented" Camouflage during
WWI and painted members of the Royal family.

Then there was another London Jewish painter, Simeon SOLOMON (1840-1905) s/o
Michael (Meyer) SOLOMON, a well to do Leghorn-Hat maker who was married to
an artist, Catherine (Kate) LEVY. Not only Simeon's mother but his elder
siblings too were painters, Abraham Solomon (1824-1862) and Rebecca Solomon
(1832-1886).

Now, I wonder if anyone of you is familiar with the genealogy of these two
SOLOMON painters and is aware of any family connection between the two.

Wishing you Moadim LeSimchah

Moshe Felber
Jerusalem
(Member 74848)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two 19th cent. London Jewish well known painters named SOLOMON #general

משה פלבר
 

Dear Genners

A London cousin of mine, about 5 times removed... was married to a brother
of a well known Royal Academician Painter by the name of Solomon J. SOLOMON
(1860-1927) s/o Joseph SOLOMON. This painter "invented" Camouflage during
WWI and painted members of the Royal family.

Then there was another London Jewish painter, Simeon SOLOMON (1840-1905) s/o
Michael (Meyer) SOLOMON, a well to do Leghorn-Hat maker who was married to
an artist, Catherine (Kate) LEVY. Not only Simeon's mother but his elder
siblings too were painters, Abraham Solomon (1824-1862) and Rebecca Solomon
(1832-1886).

Now, I wonder if anyone of you is familiar with the genealogy of these two
SOLOMON painters and is aware of any family connection between the two.

Wishing you Moadim LeSimchah

Moshe Felber
Jerusalem
(Member 74848)


Searching for Klobutsk (Poland) survivors #general

Malka
 

Good afternoon,

I am searching for survivors >from Klobutsk, Poland. I have already
talked with Henry LIBCKI and Gussied ZAKS.

Thank you,
Malka Chosnek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Klobutsk (Poland) survivors #general

Malka
 

Good afternoon,

I am searching for survivors >from Klobutsk, Poland. I have already
talked with Henry LIBCKI and Gussied ZAKS.

Thank you,
Malka Chosnek


"No Place on Earth" cave explorer Chris Nicola to speak on Long Island, April 15 #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Chris Nicola, the spelunker who discovered the Ukrainian caves where
Holocaust survivors hid for almost two years,will speak at the Dix
Hills Jewish Center's Yom HaShoah commemoration, Wednesday, April 15,
at 7:30 p.m.

Chris will be joined by Ilana Wexler, grandaughter of Sol Wexler, one
of the 38 Jews >from Korolowka and Bilcze Zlote who found refuge in the
caves.

The survivors' incredible story was the subject of the book "The Secret of
Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story" and the documentary film "No
Place on Earth" (http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com/).

Chris was Gesher Galicia's luncheon speaker at the 2010 IAJGS conference
in Los Angeles and has spoken at two GG regional meetings in New York.

All are welcome. For directions to the synagogue, see
http://dhjc.org/directions .

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "No Place on Earth" cave explorer Chris Nicola to speak on Long Island, April 15 #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Chris Nicola, the spelunker who discovered the Ukrainian caves where
Holocaust survivors hid for almost two years,will speak at the Dix
Hills Jewish Center's Yom HaShoah commemoration, Wednesday, April 15,
at 7:30 p.m.

Chris will be joined by Ilana Wexler, grandaughter of Sol Wexler, one
of the 38 Jews >from Korolowka and Bilcze Zlote who found refuge in the
caves.

The survivors' incredible story was the subject of the book "The Secret of
Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story" and the documentary film "No
Place on Earth" (http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com/).

Chris was Gesher Galicia's luncheon speaker at the 2010 IAJGS conference
in Los Angeles and has spoken at two GG regional meetings in New York.

All are welcome. For directions to the synagogue, see
http://dhjc.org/directions .

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


(Australia and New Zealand) Anzac Day/Week Remembrance Centennial April 25, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day commemorates the landing
of the Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
in WWl on April 25, 2015. Both countries hold ceremonies, parades, reunions
and other activities to remember those who participated or died in military
action.

ANZAC Day is celebrated on Saturday April 25, 2015. Because it falls on a
Saturday it is being observed on Monday April 27 in New Zealand and in most
states in Australia - see the two links below about activities to learn if
your Australian State is celebrating on Monday or Saturday.

As part of the WWl centennial, the WWI00 Program has over 850 projects and
activities already listed on the website, http://ww100.govt.nz/. If you
had an ancestor who served as and ANZAC you may find the information on the
website of genealogical value.

To see what activities are being planned in New Zealand see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/new-zealand/anzac-day

To see what activities are being planned in Australia - they of course vary by
states - see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/anzac-day

To learn more about Australians in WW1 see: http://awm.gov.au/atwar/ww1/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Australia and New Zealand) Anzac Day/Week Remembrance Centennial April 25, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day commemorates the landing
of the Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
in WWl on April 25, 2015. Both countries hold ceremonies, parades, reunions
and other activities to remember those who participated or died in military
action.

ANZAC Day is celebrated on Saturday April 25, 2015. Because it falls on a
Saturday it is being observed on Monday April 27 in New Zealand and in most
states in Australia - see the two links below about activities to learn if
your Australian State is celebrating on Monday or Saturday.

As part of the WWl centennial, the WWI00 Program has over 850 projects and
activities already listed on the website, http://ww100.govt.nz/. If you
had an ancestor who served as and ANZAC you may find the information on the
website of genealogical value.

To see what activities are being planned in New Zealand see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/new-zealand/anzac-day

To see what activities are being planned in Australia - they of course vary by
states - see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/anzac-day

To learn more about Australians in WW1 see: http://awm.gov.au/atwar/ww1/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Passenger Lists, WWI, Holocaust, Medical Lists, Odessa Merchants, Russian Immigration, Vilna Voters Lists, Belarus, etc. #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Hi Genners,

Here are some new additions posted to my blog at:
http://YourJewishGem.blogspot.com over the last month or so:

Many Passenger Lists

Soldiers of WWI

What is a Jew? Abraham's DNA

Who Do You Think They Are??? Redux

A 'Soldier In Art': A Musical Tribute

Paris and Hava Nagila - Video

Holocaust Burials

1930 Jewish Veterinarians in the Polish Republic: Modified
1923 Jewish Veterinarians in the Polish Republic
1939 Jewish Veterinarians in the Polish Republic

1800s-1900s Gomel, Belarus: Education & Culture

1942-1943 Evacuated >from Leningrad & Buried in the Vologda Region
1897 Russian Medical List: Dentists
1834-1897 Russian Immigration Database

1859 Odessa Merchants (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5)
1895 First All Russian Census: Geller, Pivnik, Nehamkin
Levy/Levi/Levin: Original Search-Modified
Odessa: Svet Family + Isakovich, Adler, Kushnir, Leykan

1906 Vilna Province: Jews Who Were Allowed to Vote in the
Duma State Election (#1, #2)

Marilyn Robinson
Florida

Searching: UNTERBERGER (Galicia, Austria), KAPELNER (Galicia, Austria,
Tarnow), SHUTZ/SCHULTZ (Galicia, Austria, Ulanow), YUDIN (Sharkovshchina),
LURIA/LURIE (Lodz, Warsaw), REICHMAN (Warsaw, Tomaszow Mazowiecki),
TAUFIELD (anywhere)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger Lists, WWI, Holocaust, Medical Lists, Odessa Merchants, Russian Immigration, Vilna Voters Lists, Belarus, etc. #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Hi Genners,

Here are some new additions posted to my blog at:
http://YourJewishGem.blogspot.com over the last month or so:

Many Passenger Lists

Soldiers of WWI

What is a Jew? Abraham's DNA

Who Do You Think They Are??? Redux

A 'Soldier In Art': A Musical Tribute

Paris and Hava Nagila - Video

Holocaust Burials

1930 Jewish Veterinarians in the Polish Republic: Modified
1923 Jewish Veterinarians in the Polish Republic
1939 Jewish Veterinarians in the Polish Republic

1800s-1900s Gomel, Belarus: Education & Culture

1942-1943 Evacuated >from Leningrad & Buried in the Vologda Region
1897 Russian Medical List: Dentists
1834-1897 Russian Immigration Database

1859 Odessa Merchants (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5)
1895 First All Russian Census: Geller, Pivnik, Nehamkin
Levy/Levi/Levin: Original Search-Modified
Odessa: Svet Family + Isakovich, Adler, Kushnir, Leykan

1906 Vilna Province: Jews Who Were Allowed to Vote in the
Duma State Election (#1, #2)

Marilyn Robinson
Florida

Searching: UNTERBERGER (Galicia, Austria), KAPELNER (Galicia, Austria,
Tarnow), SHUTZ/SCHULTZ (Galicia, Austria, Ulanow), YUDIN (Sharkovshchina),
LURIA/LURIE (Lodz, Warsaw), REICHMAN (Warsaw, Tomaszow Mazowiecki),
TAUFIELD (anywhere)


A found manuscript: How to publish? #general

Felicia Mode Alexander
 

Dear Fellow Genners:

I recently discovered a 400+ page typed manuscript buried in a box
full of other family "stuff". To my delight, it was written by my
grandmother, sometime before her death in 1944. The book is
semi-autobiographical and lays out her family's migration to
Boston and Philadelphia >from Stavishche (then Russia, now Ukraine)
circa late 1880's and then tells their story as they became Americans.
In many ways, it reminds me of Mary Anton's famous book, Promised Land.

As I read this book, I sat with my laptop open to fact check and record
notes. I was thrilled to fall in love with this book, its vibrant Jewish
families and the way my grandmother wove the permanent impact of being
an immigrant and Jewish into each of her characters' storylines. I
literally could not put her manuscript down until I finished it and had
taken considerable notes, including many references to synagogues,
community events and leaders, city maps, etc. to corroborate the
scenarios in the book and their relationships with actual historical
events.

This book is very accurate historically and may be worthy of publication,
if I proceed correctly.

At this point, I need feedback >from those of you who have been successful
in publishing manuscripts written by ancestors. I know that my first step
must be to transcribe the aging typed manuscript, using "spoken-word to
text" software so it can then be available digitally. I will also be
adding annotations where needed.

Can any of you point me in the right direction after this? Any and all
suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Felicia Mode Alexander
Langhorne, PA

Researching:
GROSSMAN, Stavishche and Kiev, Ukraine and Boston, MA;
TALIAFSKY/TALALAEVSKY/TARLE, Stavishche and Kiev, Ukraine and Boston, MA;
MODE, Wongrowitz, Posen, Prussia; Berlin, Germany; New York, NY and Boston, MA;
SHUMAN, Schneidemuhl, Prussia,; New York, NY and Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A found manuscript: How to publish? #general

Felicia Mode Alexander
 

Dear Fellow Genners:

I recently discovered a 400+ page typed manuscript buried in a box
full of other family "stuff". To my delight, it was written by my
grandmother, sometime before her death in 1944. The book is
semi-autobiographical and lays out her family's migration to
Boston and Philadelphia >from Stavishche (then Russia, now Ukraine)
circa late 1880's and then tells their story as they became Americans.
In many ways, it reminds me of Mary Anton's famous book, Promised Land.

As I read this book, I sat with my laptop open to fact check and record
notes. I was thrilled to fall in love with this book, its vibrant Jewish
families and the way my grandmother wove the permanent impact of being
an immigrant and Jewish into each of her characters' storylines. I
literally could not put her manuscript down until I finished it and had
taken considerable notes, including many references to synagogues,
community events and leaders, city maps, etc. to corroborate the
scenarios in the book and their relationships with actual historical
events.

This book is very accurate historically and may be worthy of publication,
if I proceed correctly.

At this point, I need feedback >from those of you who have been successful
in publishing manuscripts written by ancestors. I know that my first step
must be to transcribe the aging typed manuscript, using "spoken-word to
text" software so it can then be available digitally. I will also be
adding annotations where needed.

Can any of you point me in the right direction after this? Any and all
suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Felicia Mode Alexander
Langhorne, PA

Researching:
GROSSMAN, Stavishche and Kiev, Ukraine and Boston, MA;
TALIAFSKY/TALALAEVSKY/TARLE, Stavishche and Kiev, Ukraine and Boston, MA;
MODE, Wongrowitz, Posen, Prussia; Berlin, Germany; New York, NY and Boston, MA;
SHUMAN, Schneidemuhl, Prussia,; New York, NY and Boston, MA


Re: Seeking help with COHEN/VOLK/WOLK surname #general

Eric Svirskis
 

With respect to this correspondence it is worth noting other
possibilities: my GGM (>from Lithuania/Belarus) was a VOLK, but
also noticed in some documents as VALK, WOLIK, also WOLLOCK
(& arguably WALLACH).

My feeling is that many names need to be approached not too
literally but as a phoenetic approximation. Hope this helps -
maybe you need to cast your net a little wider.

Eric Svirskis,
Melbourne, Australia.
svire@melbpc.org.au

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK or GONTOVNIK, GESKIN, GROSSBEIN,
MUSZKATBLAT, OKUN, SRAGOWITZ, SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS, or SWIRSKY,
& ZILBERMAN, from: Belarus & Lithuania: Adutiskis, Daniloviciai
(now possibly Draustine?), Dolhinov, Kovno/Kaunas, Melegan,
Panevesz, Shtayachisok, and Widze/Vidzy.

Martin Davis martindavis@hotmail.com wrote [Saturday, 4 April 2015]
Subject: Re: Seeking help with COHEN/VOLK/WOLK surname
Scott Ehrlich wrote: "Last night I spoke with a COHEN cousin.
.....he said, with solid confidence, that the family name was
**not** originally COHEN, but VOLK or WOLK (which may have been,
according to him, Wolkavichki or however you might spell it).
... With this fascinating new detail, how common is this surname?"
The given name Valk (Yiddish) and its variants such as Volk,
Wolk etc are derived >from the Hebrew name Rafael. The name
falls into that group of Hebrew to Yiddish given names which are
'first syllable truncations'. If then the original family name
of Scott' ancestors was Wolkavichki it would suggest that this
was a Jewish patronymic derived >from the given name of a male
ancestor named Rafael who live in the 18th century. For further
reference a good place to start would be the Lithuanian Jewish
Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/ .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking help with COHEN/VOLK/WOLK surname #general

Eric Svirskis
 

With respect to this correspondence it is worth noting other
possibilities: my GGM (>from Lithuania/Belarus) was a VOLK, but
also noticed in some documents as VALK, WOLIK, also WOLLOCK
(& arguably WALLACH).

My feeling is that many names need to be approached not too
literally but as a phoenetic approximation. Hope this helps -
maybe you need to cast your net a little wider.

Eric Svirskis,
Melbourne, Australia.
svire@melbpc.org.au

Interested in: FLEXER, GANTOVNIK or GONTOVNIK, GESKIN, GROSSBEIN,
MUSZKATBLAT, OKUN, SRAGOWITZ, SVIRSKI, SVIRSKIS, or SWIRSKY,
& ZILBERMAN, from: Belarus & Lithuania: Adutiskis, Daniloviciai
(now possibly Draustine?), Dolhinov, Kovno/Kaunas, Melegan,
Panevesz, Shtayachisok, and Widze/Vidzy.

Martin Davis martindavis@hotmail.com wrote [Saturday, 4 April 2015]
Subject: Re: Seeking help with COHEN/VOLK/WOLK surname
Scott Ehrlich wrote: "Last night I spoke with a COHEN cousin.
.....he said, with solid confidence, that the family name was
**not** originally COHEN, but VOLK or WOLK (which may have been,
according to him, Wolkavichki or however you might spell it).
... With this fascinating new detail, how common is this surname?"
The given name Valk (Yiddish) and its variants such as Volk,
Wolk etc are derived >from the Hebrew name Rafael. The name
falls into that group of Hebrew to Yiddish given names which are
'first syllable truncations'. If then the original family name
of Scott' ancestors was Wolkavichki it would suggest that this
was a Jewish patronymic derived >from the given name of a male
ancestor named Rafael who live in the 18th century. For further
reference a good place to start would be the Lithuanian Jewish
Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/ .


article on Gabersdorf Concentration Camp, Czechoslovakia #lodz #poland

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Hello,

A moving article in the Jerusalem Post about Gabersdorf Concentration Camp
in Czechoslovakia, with a list of 43 Jewish women, mostly Polish:
http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Yad-Vashem-requests-help-in-finding-women-from
-concentration-camp-diary-396316

Happy Passover to all.

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem, Israel
stroweis at zahav.net.il
Searching: ALFANDARI (Istanbul, Turkey), BERNHEIM (Pfastatt, France), BICACO
(Istanbul, Turkey), KAPNIK (Zhitomyr, Ukraine), MAISEL (Vilnius, Lithuania),
MAREN (Vilnius, Lithuania), (MEDAISKI (Vilnius, Lithuania), MOSSERI
(Thessaloniki, Greece), MYDLARZ (Dzialoszyce, Poland), NOWAK (Chmielnik,
Poland), PTASZNIK (Dzialoszyce, Poland), RESNIK (Mezhyrichi/Skvira,
Ukraine), SZTROWAJS (Staszow/Chmielnik/Lodz, Poland)


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland article on Gabersdorf Concentration Camp, Czechoslovakia #lodz #poland

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Hello,

A moving article in the Jerusalem Post about Gabersdorf Concentration Camp
in Czechoslovakia, with a list of 43 Jewish women, mostly Polish:
http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Yad-Vashem-requests-help-in-finding-women-from
-concentration-camp-diary-396316

Happy Passover to all.

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem, Israel
stroweis at zahav.net.il
Searching: ALFANDARI (Istanbul, Turkey), BERNHEIM (Pfastatt, France), BICACO
(Istanbul, Turkey), KAPNIK (Zhitomyr, Ukraine), MAISEL (Vilnius, Lithuania),
MAREN (Vilnius, Lithuania), (MEDAISKI (Vilnius, Lithuania), MOSSERI
(Thessaloniki, Greece), MYDLARZ (Dzialoszyce, Poland), NOWAK (Chmielnik,
Poland), PTASZNIK (Dzialoszyce, Poland), RESNIK (Mezhyrichi/Skvira,
Ukraine), SZTROWAJS (Staszow/Chmielnik/Lodz, Poland)

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