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Locating New Lots Brooklyn old Synagogue records #general

Barry <barryal@...>
 

My grandfather was a member of a synagogue in the New Lots area
of Brooklyn in the 1940-50s. Is there a place that has collected
records >from those synagogues after they closed?

Barry Lehman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating New Lots Brooklyn old Synagogue records #general

Barry <barryal@...>
 

My grandfather was a member of a synagogue in the New Lots area
of Brooklyn in the 1940-50s. Is there a place that has collected
records >from those synagogues after they closed?

Barry Lehman


2015 Election Results #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I am happy to share with you the Election Results at the Annual Meeting in
Jerusalem on Tuesday, July 7.

Carol Hoffman and Dorothy Leivers have both been re-elected to the board for
3 year terms.

Phil Shapiro has been elected to the board for a 3 year term.

Congratulations to all 3 board members. We already know Carol and Dorothy
are fabulous directors. I am absolutely confident that Phil's first-hand
knowledge of Lithuania and his professional background will prove to be
invaluable to the board and LitvakSIG.

I'm sure you all join me in saying Mazel Tov!

Eden Joachim
President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 2015 Election Results #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I am happy to share with you the Election Results at the Annual Meeting in
Jerusalem on Tuesday, July 7.

Carol Hoffman and Dorothy Leivers have both been re-elected to the board for
3 year terms.

Phil Shapiro has been elected to the board for a 3 year term.

Congratulations to all 3 board members. We already know Carol and Dorothy
are fabulous directors. I am absolutely confident that Phil's first-hand
knowledge of Lithuania and his professional background will prove to be
invaluable to the board and LitvakSIG.

I'm sure you all join me in saying Mazel Tov!

Eden Joachim
President


(Slovakia) Slovak Spectator Article Highlighting Jewish Heritage in Slovakia #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Slovak Spectator has an article on Jewish heritage in Slovakia. There
were around 100 identified synagogues in Slovakia before World War II. Many
in are in disrepair, but there are seven active synagogues in Slovakia: One
in Bratislava, two in Nové Zámky and Komárno, two in Košice, one in
Bardejov and one in Prešov. Ten have been renovated for use in cultural
events. As Slovakia was an ally of Nazi Germany in WW ll, their synagogues
were not destroyed as they were in other parts of Europe, however some were
destroyed during the Communist regime.

The Nazi-collaborationist Slovakia deported around 71,000 Jews with only a
few hundred returning after the war's end. The few that returned did not
stay and many then emigrated to the United States, the UK, Switzerland or
Israel.

Each year Slovakia holds a Jewish cultural event, "Opening the Windows for
Your" or Mazel tov, the Jewish Cultural Festival. with Klezmer or jazz
music, exhibitions, workshops, and guided tours of some of the former Jewish
centers of Košice, Bardejov and Prešov in eastern Slovakia-available in
English and Hungarian as well as Slovak languages. The website for the
Cultural festival in Kosice was for June 2014. However, the article includes
websites for memorials, and synagogues throughout Slovakia. The article
found at:
http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20058562/jewish-heritage-still-alive.html
discusses a number of the Slovak Jewish cemeteries.

The Jewish Heritage Article which led me to the Slovak Spectator article may
be read at: http://tinyurl.com/or4flzk
Original url:
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/07/06/highlighting-jewish-heritage
-in-slovakia/%E2%80%9D

In full disclosure, Prešov, formerly known as Eperjes, is one of my
ancestral towns and there is a link for the Jewish Museum in Prešov, with
photographs.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA, USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania


Hungary SIG #Hungary (Slovakia) Slovak Spectator Article Highlighting Jewish Heritage in Slovakia #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Slovak Spectator has an article on Jewish heritage in Slovakia. There
were around 100 identified synagogues in Slovakia before World War II. Many
in are in disrepair, but there are seven active synagogues in Slovakia: One
in Bratislava, two in Nové Zámky and Komárno, two in Košice, one in
Bardejov and one in Prešov. Ten have been renovated for use in cultural
events. As Slovakia was an ally of Nazi Germany in WW ll, their synagogues
were not destroyed as they were in other parts of Europe, however some were
destroyed during the Communist regime.

The Nazi-collaborationist Slovakia deported around 71,000 Jews with only a
few hundred returning after the war's end. The few that returned did not
stay and many then emigrated to the United States, the UK, Switzerland or
Israel.

Each year Slovakia holds a Jewish cultural event, "Opening the Windows for
Your" or Mazel tov, the Jewish Cultural Festival. with Klezmer or jazz
music, exhibitions, workshops, and guided tours of some of the former Jewish
centers of Košice, Bardejov and Prešov in eastern Slovakia-available in
English and Hungarian as well as Slovak languages. The website for the
Cultural festival in Kosice was for June 2014. However, the article includes
websites for memorials, and synagogues throughout Slovakia. The article
found at:
http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20058562/jewish-heritage-still-alive.html
discusses a number of the Slovak Jewish cemeteries.

The Jewish Heritage Article which led me to the Slovak Spectator article may
be read at: http://tinyurl.com/or4flzk
Original url:
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/07/06/highlighting-jewish-heritage
-in-slovakia/%E2%80%9D

In full disclosure, Prešov, formerly known as Eperjes, is one of my
ancestral towns and there is a link for the Jewish Museum in Prešov, with
photographs.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA, USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania


Travel Agency, Hungary/Slovakia #hungary

mab@...
 

I, and a group of my cousins, are thinking about taking a trip to =
Hungary and Slovakia where our ancestors came from. Can anyone =
recommend a travel agency that could help us? Is there anything =
specific that people recommend we do?

Places we are particularly interested in include:

- Opina, Slovakia (formerly Ofalu, Hungary), a small town near Kosice =
and Presov.

- Egres, Hungary (not sure of the modern name)

- Kosice, Slovakia

=20

Miriam Alexander Baker

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you have suggestions.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Travel Agency, Hungary/Slovakia #hungary

mab@...
 

I, and a group of my cousins, are thinking about taking a trip to =
Hungary and Slovakia where our ancestors came from. Can anyone =
recommend a travel agency that could help us? Is there anything =
specific that people recommend we do?

Places we are particularly interested in include:

- Opina, Slovakia (formerly Ofalu, Hungary), a small town near Kosice =
and Presov.

- Egres, Hungary (not sure of the modern name)

- Kosice, Slovakia

=20

Miriam Alexander Baker

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you have suggestions.


Viwemate Transcription Request- Aaron STRASBURGER from Hohenbach #germany

Richard <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
 

Hello All:

I've posted two vital records (2 pages >from same birth register) in German
for which I need a transcription/translation of only the handwritten entry.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41096
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41097

I have already gotten most but I am missing some clues, especially towns.
Knowing the town will permit me to search other BDMs of Gatterman Files.

Aaron STRASBURGER,
Parents: Jakob STRASBURGER >from ??????
And Hannchen HESS >from ??????
Born: 2.2.1855 at 7:30 AM
Under Baptism Heading: Sandek???
??????????????????
And Mundel HAAS von Gissigheim???
(grandmother of child)

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Best regards, Richard D. Oppenheimer


German SIG #Germany Viwemate Transcription Request- Aaron STRASBURGER from Hohenbach #germany

Richard <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
 

Hello All:

I've posted two vital records (2 pages >from same birth register) in German
for which I need a transcription/translation of only the handwritten entry.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41096
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41097

I have already gotten most but I am missing some clues, especially towns.
Knowing the town will permit me to search other BDMs of Gatterman Files.

Aaron STRASBURGER,
Parents: Jakob STRASBURGER >from ??????
And Hannchen HESS >from ??????
Born: 2.2.1855 at 7:30 AM
Under Baptism Heading: Sandek???
??????????????????
And Mundel HAAS von Gissigheim???
(grandmother of child)

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Best regards, Richard D. Oppenheimer


Family SCHEYE- Ortelsburg East Prussia > Uruguay #germany

Des Petersen <desandrudi@...>
 

Dear Gersig,
Members of this family originally >from Ortelsburg East Prussia - now
Szczytno,Poland, emigrated to Uruguay, probably after WW2.
This family is related to me via my great aunt Rosa nee MENDEL,who
married Jsrael SCHEYE. I have photos of their children Kurt and
Gerhard, with their wives, in Montevideo in 1952 and 1955. I also have
a photo of a 13 month ,unnamed son of Gerhard, >from 1955. I have no
other documented details of this family.
Can anyone help with research in Uruguay ?? with thanks

Rudi Petersen, Havelock North, New Zealand desandrudi@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Family SCHEYE- Ortelsburg East Prussia > Uruguay #germany

Des Petersen <desandrudi@...>
 

Dear Gersig,
Members of this family originally >from Ortelsburg East Prussia - now
Szczytno,Poland, emigrated to Uruguay, probably after WW2.
This family is related to me via my great aunt Rosa nee MENDEL,who
married Jsrael SCHEYE. I have photos of their children Kurt and
Gerhard, with their wives, in Montevideo in 1952 and 1955. I also have
a photo of a 13 month ,unnamed son of Gerhard, >from 1955. I have no
other documented details of this family.
Can anyone help with research in Uruguay ?? with thanks

Rudi Petersen, Havelock North, New Zealand desandrudi@gmail.com


When GerSIG members found out about Strudel #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG members

This email comes to you >from the back of a lecture hall at conference.
Today has been very busy, and there are lots of people to see and to
talk to. It has also been great to meet people who until now were
names and who are now names and faces, and proud wearers of their
purple GerSIG conference ribbon, attached to the bottom of their
conference badge.

Yesterday evening several of us gathered very informally in the lounge
area of the hotel to discuss the happenings over the last year since
we met in Salt Lake City. We also discovered >from those of us who
have been meeting our relatives and who have picked up a very few
words of Hebrew, how important it is to exchange email addresses. To
our delight, we have discovered that the Hebrew word for the 'at'
symbol in e-mail addresses is strudel. Somehow knowing that feels
right, given our heritage.

First a few items of news. This conference is missing a few of our
usual attendees, all with good reason. For those who couldn't be here
for various health reasons, please know you are all much missed, and
you are in our thoughts, and we wish you well. For the others, we
hope you are enjoying family reunions away >from Jerusalem, and that
you find family history custodians among the next generation, who will
help your research to continue, and finally, those with other family
reasons for not being here, for some, we offer our congratulations,
and for another, we offer you comfort at this difficult time.

Next - some news for those who are here in Jerusalem - please watch
out for details tomorrow of room changes for the German interest
lectures on Thursday - GerSIG day. The allocated room is much too
small for the numbers of GerSIG members here at conference, and so our
meetings are being moved. I will share further details as soon as I can.
More soon! Jeanette

Jeanette Rosenberg presently in Jerusalem but usually London UK
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements


German SIG #Germany When GerSIG members found out about Strudel #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG members

This email comes to you >from the back of a lecture hall at conference.
Today has been very busy, and there are lots of people to see and to
talk to. It has also been great to meet people who until now were
names and who are now names and faces, and proud wearers of their
purple GerSIG conference ribbon, attached to the bottom of their
conference badge.

Yesterday evening several of us gathered very informally in the lounge
area of the hotel to discuss the happenings over the last year since
we met in Salt Lake City. We also discovered >from those of us who
have been meeting our relatives and who have picked up a very few
words of Hebrew, how important it is to exchange email addresses. To
our delight, we have discovered that the Hebrew word for the 'at'
symbol in e-mail addresses is strudel. Somehow knowing that feels
right, given our heritage.

First a few items of news. This conference is missing a few of our
usual attendees, all with good reason. For those who couldn't be here
for various health reasons, please know you are all much missed, and
you are in our thoughts, and we wish you well. For the others, we
hope you are enjoying family reunions away >from Jerusalem, and that
you find family history custodians among the next generation, who will
help your research to continue, and finally, those with other family
reasons for not being here, for some, we offer our congratulations,
and for another, we offer you comfort at this difficult time.

Next - some news for those who are here in Jerusalem - please watch
out for details tomorrow of room changes for the German interest
lectures on Thursday - GerSIG day. The allocated room is much too
small for the numbers of GerSIG members here at conference, and so our
meetings are being moved. I will share further details as soon as I can.
More soon! Jeanette

Jeanette Rosenberg presently in Jerusalem but usually London UK
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements


Update on Oradea Burial Records #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I have received another 74 photographed gravestones >from the Velenta
cemetery which we are documenting.

Please note that anyone donating to this project will receive the original
photograph of any of their ancestors found in the cemetery. This
photograph will be much larger than the one that appears on JewishGen.
In addition, if the epitaph is readible, they will receive the stone
writing in typed Hebrew which they can have translated on Google translate.
In addition they will receive the geo coordinates of the stone so that
they can find it when visiting.

I want to remind everyone who wishes to donate to the Oradea Burial
Records Project to please go to:

www.jewishgen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/v-projectslist.asp?project_cat=15

Then click in the Oradea, Romania-Burial Records box and donate.

Thank you in advance:

Roger Adler
Project Coordinator
San Antonio, Texas

PS: Please note that we will need more funds for gravestones that have
two sides. The secular side is a valuable piece of the puzzle.


Romania SIG #Romania Update on Oradea Burial Records #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I have received another 74 photographed gravestones >from the Velenta
cemetery which we are documenting.

Please note that anyone donating to this project will receive the original
photograph of any of their ancestors found in the cemetery. This
photograph will be much larger than the one that appears on JewishGen.
In addition, if the epitaph is readible, they will receive the stone
writing in typed Hebrew which they can have translated on Google translate.
In addition they will receive the geo coordinates of the stone so that
they can find it when visiting.

I want to remind everyone who wishes to donate to the Oradea Burial
Records Project to please go to:

www.jewishgen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/v-projectslist.asp?project_cat=15

Then click in the Oradea, Romania-Burial Records box and donate.

Thank you in advance:

Roger Adler
Project Coordinator
San Antonio, Texas

PS: Please note that we will need more funds for gravestones that have
two sides. The secular side is a valuable piece of the puzzle.


(US-CA) Angel Island ("Ellis Island" of the West) Family History Day - July 11, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Angel Island is holding its Family History /Reunion Day on Saturday July 11,
2015 at the U.S. Immigration Station
( http://www.aiisf.org/about/events/1048-family-history-2015 ).

There will be researchers (both in person and by video) there for
a number of ethnic groups including Jewish, Chinese, Japanese,
Russian, Korean, Indian and Filipino.

The program begins at 11:30 AM but the open house starts at 11:00
AM. Genealogists including >from Ancestry.com will be there until 3:00 p.m.
One of the presenters will be the son of Rosa GINSBERG, an immigrant fleeing
Nazi-controlled Austria who entered through Angel Island. Her story may be
read at: http://tinyurl.com/o39rc5h
Original url:
http://aiisf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=132&id=830:Ginsberg%20%28Guensberg%29 .
There is a modest $5.00 entrance fee.

Angel Island is known as "Ellis Island" of the West. It was constructed in
1905 as a detention center designed to control the flow of Chinese into the
U.S. as they were not welcome to the country due to the Chinese Exclusion
Act of 1882. (This immigration quota system was abolished by the Immigration
Act of 1965, which brought every nationality onto the same immigration
system.)

But the Chinese were not the only immigrants who entered the U.S.
through Angel Island located in the San Francisco Bay (CA) area. It began
operating in 1910, processing 1 million immigrants >from 84 different
countries. The majority of immigrants processed on Angel Island were from
Asian countries, specifically China, Japan, Russia and South Asia (in that
order). Jewish immigrants were >from Russia escaping the Russian Revolution
and those escaping the holocaust in the 1930s-1940s.

Today it is a museum. It does not have immigration records unlike
Ellis Island. Those records are housed at the National Archives. The
Immigration Service departed the island in 1941 returning the property
to the U.S. Army. During WWII it became a prisoner of war processing
center for German and Japanese prisoners before they were sent to
permanent POW camps. To read more about Angel Island's history go to:
http://angelisland.org/history/united-states-immigration-station-usis/
[or http://tinyurl.com/lh6t9wg - MODERATOR]

Thank you to Janice Sellers and her Ancestral Discoveries blog for alerting
us to Family History /Reunion Day.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-CA) Angel Island ("Ellis Island" of the West) Family History Day - July 11, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Angel Island is holding its Family History /Reunion Day on Saturday July 11,
2015 at the U.S. Immigration Station
( http://www.aiisf.org/about/events/1048-family-history-2015 ).

There will be researchers (both in person and by video) there for
a number of ethnic groups including Jewish, Chinese, Japanese,
Russian, Korean, Indian and Filipino.

The program begins at 11:30 AM but the open house starts at 11:00
AM. Genealogists including >from Ancestry.com will be there until 3:00 p.m.
One of the presenters will be the son of Rosa GINSBERG, an immigrant fleeing
Nazi-controlled Austria who entered through Angel Island. Her story may be
read at: http://tinyurl.com/o39rc5h
Original url:
http://aiisf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=132&id=830:Ginsberg%20%28Guensberg%29 .
There is a modest $5.00 entrance fee.

Angel Island is known as "Ellis Island" of the West. It was constructed in
1905 as a detention center designed to control the flow of Chinese into the
U.S. as they were not welcome to the country due to the Chinese Exclusion
Act of 1882. (This immigration quota system was abolished by the Immigration
Act of 1965, which brought every nationality onto the same immigration
system.)

But the Chinese were not the only immigrants who entered the U.S.
through Angel Island located in the San Francisco Bay (CA) area. It began
operating in 1910, processing 1 million immigrants >from 84 different
countries. The majority of immigrants processed on Angel Island were from
Asian countries, specifically China, Japan, Russia and South Asia (in that
order). Jewish immigrants were >from Russia escaping the Russian Revolution
and those escaping the holocaust in the 1930s-1940s.

Today it is a museum. It does not have immigration records unlike
Ellis Island. Those records are housed at the National Archives. The
Immigration Service departed the island in 1941 returning the property
to the U.S. Army. During WWII it became a prisoner of war processing
center for German and Japanese prisoners before they were sent to
permanent POW camps. To read more about Angel Island's history go to:
http://angelisland.org/history/united-states-immigration-station-usis/
[or http://tinyurl.com/lh6t9wg - MODERATOR]

Thank you to Janice Sellers and her Ancestral Discoveries blog for alerting
us to Family History /Reunion Day.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Slovakia) Article Highlighting Jewish Heritage in Slovakia #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Slovak Spectator has an article on Jewish heritage in Slovakia. There
were around 100 identified synagogues in Slovakia before World War II. Many
are in disrepair, but there are seven active synagogues in Slovakia: One
in Bratislava, two in Nove Zamky and Komarno, two in Kosice, one in
Bardejov and one in Presov. Ten have been renovated for use in cultural
events. As Slovakia was an ally of Nazi Germany in WWII, their synagogues
were not destroyed as they were in other parts of Europe, however some were
destroyed during the Communist regime.

The Nazi-collaborationist Slovakia deported around 71,000 Jews with only a
few hundred returning after the war's end. The few that returned did not
stay and many then emigrated to the United States, the UK, Switzerland or
Israel.

Each year Slovakia holds a Jewish cultural event, "Opening the Windows for
You" or Mazel tov, the Jewish Cultural Festival. with Klezmer or jazz
music, exhibitions, workshops, and guided tours of some of the former Jewish
centers of Kosice, Bardejov and Presov in eastern Slovakia - available in
English and Hungarian as well as Slovak languages. The website for the
Cultural festival in Kosice was for June 2014. However, the article includes
websites for memorials, and synagogues throughout Slovakia. The article
found at:
http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20058562/jewish-heritage-still-alive.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/ntlljrl - MODXERATOR]
discusses a number of the Slovak Jewish cemeteries.

The Jewish Heritage Article which led me to the Slovak Spectator article may
be read at: http://tinyurl.com/or4flzk
Original url:
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/07/06/highlighting-jewish-heritage-in-slovakia/%E2%80%9D

In full disclosure Presov, formerly known as Eperjes, is one of my ancestral
towns and there is a link for the Jewish Museum in Presov, with photographs.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA, USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK - Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN - Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER - Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK - Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ - Lomza, Poland
GUTFARB - Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland
ELION - Suwalki Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Slovakia) Article Highlighting Jewish Heritage in Slovakia #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Slovak Spectator has an article on Jewish heritage in Slovakia. There
were around 100 identified synagogues in Slovakia before World War II. Many
are in disrepair, but there are seven active synagogues in Slovakia: One
in Bratislava, two in Nove Zamky and Komarno, two in Kosice, one in
Bardejov and one in Presov. Ten have been renovated for use in cultural
events. As Slovakia was an ally of Nazi Germany in WWII, their synagogues
were not destroyed as they were in other parts of Europe, however some were
destroyed during the Communist regime.

The Nazi-collaborationist Slovakia deported around 71,000 Jews with only a
few hundred returning after the war's end. The few that returned did not
stay and many then emigrated to the United States, the UK, Switzerland or
Israel.

Each year Slovakia holds a Jewish cultural event, "Opening the Windows for
You" or Mazel tov, the Jewish Cultural Festival. with Klezmer or jazz
music, exhibitions, workshops, and guided tours of some of the former Jewish
centers of Kosice, Bardejov and Presov in eastern Slovakia - available in
English and Hungarian as well as Slovak languages. The website for the
Cultural festival in Kosice was for June 2014. However, the article includes
websites for memorials, and synagogues throughout Slovakia. The article
found at:
http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20058562/jewish-heritage-still-alive.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/ntlljrl - MODXERATOR]
discusses a number of the Slovak Jewish cemeteries.

The Jewish Heritage Article which led me to the Slovak Spectator article may
be read at: http://tinyurl.com/or4flzk
Original url:
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/07/06/highlighting-jewish-heritage-in-slovakia/%E2%80%9D

In full disclosure Presov, formerly known as Eperjes, is one of my ancestral
towns and there is a link for the Jewish Museum in Presov, with photographs.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA, USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK - Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN - Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER - Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK - Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ - Lomza, Poland
GUTFARB - Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland
ELION - Suwalki Lithuania

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