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JewishGen's Success! Stories #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Re: Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Alexander Sharon
 

eisenbak@stthom.edu wrote:
Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.
Hi,

During the interwar period, distance >from Warsaw to Wilno 423 km (263
miles ) was covered in 5 1/2 hours, which translates to train speed of 76.5 km/h.

In addition, railway trip >from Lodz to Warszawa lasted 1 hr and 28 min.

Refer to history of Polish Railways during WWI and interwar period.

http://www.pod-semaforkiem.aplus.pl/hi_1914.php

and

http://iripk.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:szybka-kolej-przedwojenna&catid=7:kolej&Itemid=111
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/zma68b8 )

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JewishGen's Success! Stories #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Alexander Sharon
 

eisenbak@stthom.edu wrote:
Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.
Hi,

During the interwar period, distance >from Warsaw to Wilno 423 km (263
miles ) was covered in 5 1/2 hours, which translates to train speed of 76.5 km/h.

In addition, railway trip >from Lodz to Warszawa lasted 1 hr and 28 min.

Refer to history of Polish Railways during WWI and interwar period.

http://www.pod-semaforkiem.aplus.pl/hi_1914.php

and

http://iripk.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:szybka-kolej-przedwojenna&catid=7:kolej&Itemid=111
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/zma68b8 )

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Jozef ben Rafael TAUBENSCHLAG of Tarnow #poland

Dan Oren <doren@...>
 

Through a small miracle, I found the tombstone of Jozef ben Rafael
TAUBENSCHLAG (died 1912, age 75) of Tarnow in the Tarnow cemetery on
Friday. Based on his father's name and the city and year of
death, he is likely a relative, though I have not encountered his
specific name in any other location. Does his specific name connect
with anyone on this group''s tree or records?

Sincerely,

Dan Oren
Today in Krakow, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Jozef ben Rafael TAUBENSCHLAG of Tarnow #poland

Dan Oren <doren@...>
 

Through a small miracle, I found the tombstone of Jozef ben Rafael
TAUBENSCHLAG (died 1912, age 75) of Tarnow in the Tarnow cemetery on
Friday. Based on his father's name and the city and year of
death, he is likely a relative, though I have not encountered his
specific name in any other location. Does his specific name connect
with anyone on this group''s tree or records?

Sincerely,

Dan Oren
Today in Krakow, Poland


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #dna

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #sephardic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


DNA Research #DNA Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #dna

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #sephardic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Zamosc (Lublin) Area Updates to the JRI-Poland Database #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Zamosc (Lublin) Area Updates to the JRI-Poland Database

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce the following additions and updates to our data
base. The following towns have been linked to the online images provided by the
Lublin and Zamosc branches of the Polish State Archives and many of these towns now
include additional years never before indexed. Furthermore, we have "modernized"
the datasets, providing corrections, additions that the LDS missed when they
microfilmed, and in many cases, adding Jewish vital record information >from the
period 1810-1825 >from civil registrars kept by the Catholic churches before 1826.
More is being worked on, but please visit www.jri-poland.org, search for new data
for your Zamosc area ancestors, and consider making a donation to JRI-Poland to
further our work!

The Zamosc Area Towns with Updated Data:
Bilgoraj - includes pre-1826
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica - Tarnogora
Jarczow
Jozefow (Jozefow Ordynacki)
Komorow Osada
Krasnobrod
Krylow - includes pre-1826
Laszczow
Szczebrzeszyn - includes pre-1826
Tarnogrod - includes pre-1826
Turobin - includes pre-1826
Tyszowce
Wysokie
City of Zamosc

Special thanks to the following people who participated in this very large project!
Special apologies to anyone accidentally left off the list!

Ruth Silver, Max Wald, Smadar Gilboa, David Dubin, Robert Pullman, Mady Land,
Howard Fink, Hadassah Lipsius, David Price, Michael Tobias and Stanley Diamond.
Thanks for your patience and persistence!

Shelley Pollero
Zamosc Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net
and
Robinn Magid
Lublin Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org
Berkeley, California
RobinnM@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zamosc (Lublin) Area Updates to the JRI-Poland Database #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Zamosc (Lublin) Area Updates to the JRI-Poland Database

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce the following additions and updates to our data
base. The following towns have been linked to the online images provided by the
Lublin and Zamosc branches of the Polish State Archives and many of these towns now
include additional years never before indexed. Furthermore, we have "modernized"
the datasets, providing corrections, additions that the LDS missed when they
microfilmed, and in many cases, adding Jewish vital record information >from the
period 1810-1825 >from civil registrars kept by the Catholic churches before 1826.
More is being worked on, but please visit www.jri-poland.org, search for new data
for your Zamosc area ancestors, and consider making a donation to JRI-Poland to
further our work!

The Zamosc Area Towns with Updated Data:
Bilgoraj - includes pre-1826
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica - Tarnogora
Jarczow
Jozefow (Jozefow Ordynacki)
Komorow Osada
Krasnobrod
Krylow - includes pre-1826
Laszczow
Szczebrzeszyn - includes pre-1826
Tarnogrod - includes pre-1826
Turobin - includes pre-1826
Tyszowce
Wysokie
City of Zamosc

Special thanks to the following people who participated in this very large project!
Special apologies to anyone accidentally left off the list!

Ruth Silver, Max Wald, Smadar Gilboa, David Dubin, Robert Pullman, Mady Land,
Howard Fink, Hadassah Lipsius, David Price, Michael Tobias and Stanley Diamond.
Thanks for your patience and persistence!

Shelley Pollero
Zamosc Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net
and
Robinn Magid
Lublin Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org
Berkeley, California
RobinnM@aol.com


JewishGen's Success! Stories #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen's Success! Stories #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #general

bounce-3177794-792487@...
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served in Europe and Africa before
becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to
have her present the August 11 screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that has been
curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Dr.
Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's blockbuster novel of the same name,
brings to life the fragile, doomed world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #general

bounce-3177794-792487@...
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served in Europe and Africa before
becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to
have her present the August 11 screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that has been
curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Dr.
Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's blockbuster novel of the same name,
brings to life the fragile, doomed world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Seeking: Mirta SCHEFFER #general

Rosanne Leeson
 

I have been contacted by a person in France who is seeking to contact
Mirta SCHEFFER, of Elkins Park, PA , who posted a note several years ago
seeking information about her family in France . This person has
recently been in contact with one of her cousins, and wishes to give
her the information. He had found her message on JewishGen and
contacted us. However, she no longer seems to be registered with
JewishGen, and the usual online resources do not give her address, phone
number or email, to enable us to contact her.

If there is someone in Elkins Park who might have known Mirta, or who
knows how to contact her, I would be most grateful for any helpful
information, to enable us to pass on this good news to her.

Thank you,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator FrenchSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Mirta SCHEFFER #general

Rosanne Leeson
 

I have been contacted by a person in France who is seeking to contact
Mirta SCHEFFER, of Elkins Park, PA , who posted a note several years ago
seeking information about her family in France . This person has
recently been in contact with one of her cousins, and wishes to give
her the information. He had found her message on JewishGen and
contacted us. However, she no longer seems to be registered with
JewishGen, and the usual online resources do not give her address, phone
number or email, to enable us to contact her.

If there is someone in Elkins Park who might have known Mirta, or who
knows how to contact her, I would be most grateful for any helpful
information, to enable us to pass on this good news to her.

Thank you,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator FrenchSIG

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