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"Adoption" in the Austro-Hungarian Empire #hungary

Steve Stein
 

If a child was orphaned in a small town in, say, 1880, in Transylvania in
the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was taken in by a local family in the town
and he subsequently took their surname, would there be any sort of paper
trail documenting this? If not, how might he have been tracked, if at all,
by the government? Thanks.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary "Adoption" in the Austro-Hungarian Empire #hungary

Steve Stein
 

If a child was orphaned in a small town in, say, 1880, in Transylvania in
the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was taken in by a local family in the town
and he subsequently took their surname, would there be any sort of paper
trail documenting this? If not, how might he have been tracked, if at all,
by the government? Thanks.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Adelebsen and Gestorf websites #germany

david@blanks.co.il <david@...>
 

I have created two new websites.

The sites deal with the Jewish Communities of Adelebsen and Gestorf.

http://www.jewsofgestorf.com

http://www.jewsofadelebsen.com

David Blank in Israel david@blanks.co.il www.blankgenealogy.com

Moderator Note: Please consider contributing your community websites to
JewishGen's Community Links service - KehilaLinks.
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aboutsl.html


German SIG #Germany Adelebsen and Gestorf websites #germany

david@blanks.co.il <david@...>
 

I have created two new websites.

The sites deal with the Jewish Communities of Adelebsen and Gestorf.

http://www.jewsofgestorf.com

http://www.jewsofadelebsen.com

David Blank in Israel david@blanks.co.il www.blankgenealogy.com

Moderator Note: Please consider contributing your community websites to
JewishGen's Community Links service - KehilaLinks.
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aboutsl.html


Jewish community of Trichardt #southafrica

A. M. Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

The Country Communities Project is currently researching the town of
Trichardt in Mpumalanga and would appreciate receiving photos >from
families who lived there. They require photos of families, the family
business or farm, photos of communal events or any photos of general
interest.

If you able to provide photos please scan them in JPEG format and send
them to the Project:

Elona Steinfeld
Research Co-ordinator
SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
011-645-2598
Email: museum@beyachad.co.za
Website: http://www.jewishcountrycommunities.co.za/


Thanks.
Bramie Lenhoff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Jewish community of Trichardt #southafrica

A. M. Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

The Country Communities Project is currently researching the town of
Trichardt in Mpumalanga and would appreciate receiving photos >from
families who lived there. They require photos of families, the family
business or farm, photos of communal events or any photos of general
interest.

If you able to provide photos please scan them in JPEG format and send
them to the Project:

Elona Steinfeld
Research Co-ordinator
SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
011-645-2598
Email: museum@beyachad.co.za
Website: http://www.jewishcountrycommunities.co.za/


Thanks.
Bramie Lenhoff


World War II draft records #general

David Laskin
 

I've been trying to find the draft registration record of a man born in
Virginia in 1918. He died of drowning on Chesapeake Bay in 1945 at
the age of 27. I don't understand why he was not in the service -- he
was the right age, apparently healthy, separated >from wife, no kids to
support. I found the 1942 registration cards of older men on Ancestry
but only have found cards of younger men >from a handful of state, not
Virginia. Does anyone know of a way to get access to Virginia draft
cards? Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen World War II draft records #general

David Laskin
 

I've been trying to find the draft registration record of a man born in
Virginia in 1918. He died of drowning on Chesapeake Bay in 1945 at
the age of 27. I don't understand why he was not in the service -- he
was the right age, apparently healthy, separated >from wife, no kids to
support. I found the 1942 registration cards of older men on Ancestry
but only have found cards of younger men >from a handful of state, not
Virginia. Does anyone know of a way to get access to Virginia draft
cards? Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt is a newly-published chapter in the Yizkor book
of Kovel, which is one of my projects. In it, Mordechai Leiberson
gives an account of his return to Kovel after the war, which will be
of special interest to those particularly interested in Kovel since
he gives an almost street-by-street account of the extent to which
the Jews and the places where they lived and worked and prayed had
all but vanished. During its history, Kovel had passed >from Russian
rule to Polish and back to Poland, before becoming part of the
Ukraine. It was a major railroad hub which made it a major strategic
objective in both world wars. When the Germans invaded in 1941, there
were over 17,000 Jews in Kovel, about half the city's population. The
community was wiped out in Oct., 1942. When Leiberson returned, he
found "a great wasteland." There is also a KehilaLinks site for Kovel:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm .

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1355315234490628:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt is a newly-published chapter in the Yizkor book
of Kovel, which is one of my projects. In it, Mordechai Leiberson
gives an account of his return to Kovel after the war, which will be
of special interest to those particularly interested in Kovel since
he gives an almost street-by-street account of the extent to which
the Jews and the places where they lived and worked and prayed had
all but vanished. During its history, Kovel had passed >from Russian
rule to Polish and back to Poland, before becoming part of the
Ukraine. It was a major railroad hub which made it a major strategic
objective in both world wars. When the Germans invaded in 1941, there
were over 17,000 Jews in Kovel, about half the city's population. The
community was wiped out in Oct., 1942. When Leiberson returned, he
found "a great wasteland." There is also a KehilaLinks site for Kovel:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm .

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1355315234490628:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


"Adoption" in the Austro-Hungarian Empire #general

Steve Stein
 

If a child was orphaned in a small town in, say, 1880, in Transylvania in
the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was taken in by a local family in the town
and he subsequently took their surname, would there be any sort of paper
trail documenting this? If not, how might he have been tracked, if at all,
by the government? Thanks.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I was given a handwritten sketch of 3 of Reb. Chaim's son Itzaleh's
children. As I've written often before , great uncle of mine wrote
that we are descendants of Reb. Chaim and have been trying to fit us
in for a long time.

The three children that appear on the sketch are:

Chava who married Zalman Moshe who had a daughter Freidel who married
Chaim DANENBERG (it seems that I'm researching DANENBERG after all)
and there children and grandchildren. There is an aside listing a few
of Aharon Eliezer DANENBERG's children. This Aharon seems to be Chaim
DANENBERG 's father.

Daughter (of Itzaleh, unnamed) who married Eliezer. Most likely FRIED.
It notes only the well known (in Israel) Prof. Chaim Hillel and Yona
BEN-SASON.

Daughter (unnamed) who married the "Natzi"v, (BERLIN).

Another aside mentions a few names including YOSHPHE + Eliyahu and
Reb. Arieh LEVIN (*The* Reb. Arieh LEVIN of Jerusalem?!). It is not
clear on the sketch what this family has to do with Reb. Chaim of
Volozhin.

To go back to the beginning: My ggreatgrandmother Sarah Hinde (I don't
know her maiden name) married Shlomo KANTOR of Karlin. One of them
seems to be a "relative" (She'er b'saro) of a Rabbi Mordechai who
served in Karlin in the mid 19century. My guess is that this
Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in the mid 19th cent
in theRabbinate of Karlin. The only other Hinde I see in the list is
Chaya Hinde ZIMBALIST who was a daughter of Freidel and Chaim
DANENBERG. Could there be a connection?

It seems that this sketch was prepared by and for descendants of the
DANENBERG branch as the names Yoel and leah are encircled, being
called "Saba and Savta" (grandfather and grandmother)

A family legend states that Reb. Itzaleh served as "unterferer" at
either Sarah Hinde's or her parent wedding. This sounds a bit like
Reb. Itzaleh's daughter Rachel LANDAU, whose family is not mentioned
in the above list. I understand that both she and her husband died
young leaving unmarried orphans to whom Reb. Itzaleh may have been
their "unterferer".

Some of the more well known offprings of "my" ancestors Shlomo and
Sarah Hinde KANTOR are Reb. Chaim Dov KANTOR of Zichron Yacov and
Shfeya (Israel) and one of the Rebbe's of Breslev R' Yacov Meir
SCHECHTER. Some of the above information above, I've garnered from
Chaim Dov's diary.

If anyone knows how "my" Shlomo and Sarah Hinde KANTOR fits in to the
Volozhin tree I would be happy to hear. I've seen George ZACKHEIM's
"The Scattered Seeds" as well as having spoken to some of Chaim Dov's
descendants and the BEN-SASON children. I may not have exhausted this
ave. enough. I have a feeling that not many of Chaim Dov's
descendants are interested in geneaology as I am. If so this could
explain why family connections" may not have been their "strong side".

All the above could also explain why my grandparents, when they
emigrated to the USA >from Palestine in the the 1920s gravitated toward
Washington Heights, NY , where the SOLOVEITCHIK's lived. They of
course were also descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and a Happy and Kosher Pesach to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Adoption" in the Austro-Hungarian Empire #general

Steve Stein
 

If a child was orphaned in a small town in, say, 1880, in Transylvania in
the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was taken in by a local family in the town
and he subsequently took their surname, would there be any sort of paper
trail documenting this? If not, how might he have been tracked, if at all,
by the government? Thanks.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I was given a handwritten sketch of 3 of Reb. Chaim's son Itzaleh's
children. As I've written often before , great uncle of mine wrote
that we are descendants of Reb. Chaim and have been trying to fit us
in for a long time.

The three children that appear on the sketch are:

Chava who married Zalman Moshe who had a daughter Freidel who married
Chaim DANENBERG (it seems that I'm researching DANENBERG after all)
and there children and grandchildren. There is an aside listing a few
of Aharon Eliezer DANENBERG's children. This Aharon seems to be Chaim
DANENBERG 's father.

Daughter (of Itzaleh, unnamed) who married Eliezer. Most likely FRIED.
It notes only the well known (in Israel) Prof. Chaim Hillel and Yona
BEN-SASON.

Daughter (unnamed) who married the "Natzi"v, (BERLIN).

Another aside mentions a few names including YOSHPHE + Eliyahu and
Reb. Arieh LEVIN (*The* Reb. Arieh LEVIN of Jerusalem?!). It is not
clear on the sketch what this family has to do with Reb. Chaim of
Volozhin.

To go back to the beginning: My ggreatgrandmother Sarah Hinde (I don't
know her maiden name) married Shlomo KANTOR of Karlin. One of them
seems to be a "relative" (She'er b'saro) of a Rabbi Mordechai who
served in Karlin in the mid 19century. My guess is that this
Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in the mid 19th cent
in theRabbinate of Karlin. The only other Hinde I see in the list is
Chaya Hinde ZIMBALIST who was a daughter of Freidel and Chaim
DANENBERG. Could there be a connection?

It seems that this sketch was prepared by and for descendants of the
DANENBERG branch as the names Yoel and leah are encircled, being
called "Saba and Savta" (grandfather and grandmother)

A family legend states that Reb. Itzaleh served as "unterferer" at
either Sarah Hinde's or her parent wedding. This sounds a bit like
Reb. Itzaleh's daughter Rachel LANDAU, whose family is not mentioned
in the above list. I understand that both she and her husband died
young leaving unmarried orphans to whom Reb. Itzaleh may have been
their "unterferer".

Some of the more well known offprings of "my" ancestors Shlomo and
Sarah Hinde KANTOR are Reb. Chaim Dov KANTOR of Zichron Yacov and
Shfeya (Israel) and one of the Rebbe's of Breslev R' Yacov Meir
SCHECHTER. Some of the above information above, I've garnered from
Chaim Dov's diary.

If anyone knows how "my" Shlomo and Sarah Hinde KANTOR fits in to the
Volozhin tree I would be happy to hear. I've seen George ZACKHEIM's
"The Scattered Seeds" as well as having spoken to some of Chaim Dov's
descendants and the BEN-SASON children. I may not have exhausted this
ave. enough. I have a feeling that not many of Chaim Dov's
descendants are interested in geneaology as I am. If so this could
explain why family connections" may not have been their "strong side".

All the above could also explain why my grandparents, when they
emigrated to the USA >from Palestine in the the 1920s gravitated toward
Washington Heights, NY , where the SOLOVEITCHIK's lived. They of
course were also descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and a Happy and Kosher Pesach to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I was given a handwritten sketch of 3 of Reb. Chaim's son Itzaleh's
children. As I've written often before , great uncle of mine wrote
that we are descendants of Reb. Chaim and have been trying to fit us
in for a long time.

The three children that appear on the sketch are:

Chava who married Zalman Moshe who had a daughter Freidel who married
Chaim DANENBERG (it seems that I'm researching DANENBERG after all)
and there children and grandchildren. There is an aside listing a few
of Aharon Eliezer DANENBERG's children. This Aharon seems to be Chaim
DANENBERG 's father.

Daughter (of Itzaleh, unnamed) who married Eliezer. Most likely FRIED.
It notes only the well known (in Israel) Prof. Chaim Hillel and Yona
BEN-SASON.

Daughter (unnamed) who married the "Natzi"v, (BERLIN).

Another aside mentions a few names including YOSHPHE + Eliyahu and
Reb. Arieh LEVIN (*The* Reb. Arieh LEVIN of Jerusalem?!). It is not
clear on the sketch what this family has to do with Reb. Chaim of
Volozhin.

To go back to the beginning: My ggreatgrandmother Sarah Hinde (I don't
know her maiden name) married Shlomo KANTOR of Karlin. One of them
seems to be a "relative" (She'er b'saro) of a Rabbi Mordechai who
served in Karlin in the mid 19century. My guess is that this
Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in the mid 19th cent
in theRabbinate of Karlin. The only other Hinde I see in the list is
Chaya Hinde ZIMBALIST who was a daughter of Freidel and Chaim
DANENBERG. Could there be a connection?

It seems that this sketch was prepared by and for descendants of the
DANENBERG branch as the names Yoel and leah are encircled, being
called "Saba and Savta" (grandfather and grandmother)

A family legend states that Reb. Itzaleh served as "unterferer" at
either Sarah Hinde's or her parent wedding. This sounds a bit like
Reb. Itzaleh's daughter Rachel LANDAU, whose family is not mentioned
in the above list. I understand that both she and her husband died
young leaving unmarried orphans to whom Reb. Itzaleh may have been
their "unterferer".

Some of the more well known offprings of "my" ancestors Shlomo and
Sarah Hinde KANTOR are Reb. Chaim Dov KANTOR of Zichron Yacov and
Shfeya (Israel) and one of the Rebbe's of Breslev R' Yacov Meir
SCHECHTER. Some of the above information above, I've garnered from
Chaim Dov's diary.

If anyone knows how "my" Shlomo and Sarah Hinde KANTOR fits in to the
Volozhin tree I would be happy to hear. I've seen George ZACKHEIM's
"The Scattered Seeds" as well as having spoken to some of Chaim Dov's
descendants and the BEN-SASON children. I may not have exhausted this
ave. enough. I have a feeling that not many of Chaim Dov's
descendants are interested in geneaology as I am. If so this could
explain why family connections" may not have been their "strong side".

All the above could also explain why my grandparents, when they
emigrated to the USA >from Palestine in the the 1920s gravitated toward
Washington Heights, NY , where the SOLOVEITCHIK's lived. They of
course were also descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and a Happy and Kosher Pesach to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I was given a handwritten sketch of 3 of Reb. Chaim's son Itzaleh's
children. As I've written often before , great uncle of mine wrote
that we are descendants of Reb. Chaim and have been trying to fit us
in for a long time.

The three children that appear on the sketch are:

Chava who married Zalman Moshe who had a daughter Freidel who married
Chaim DANENBERG (it seems that I'm researching DANENBERG after all)
and there children and grandchildren. There is an aside listing a few
of Aharon Eliezer DANENBERG's children. This Aharon seems to be Chaim
DANENBERG 's father.

Daughter (of Itzaleh, unnamed) who married Eliezer. Most likely FRIED.
It notes only the well known (in Israel) Prof. Chaim Hillel and Yona
BEN-SASON.

Daughter (unnamed) who married the "Natzi"v, (BERLIN).

Another aside mentions a few names including YOSHPHE + Eliyahu and
Reb. Arieh LEVIN (*The* Reb. Arieh LEVIN of Jerusalem?!). It is not
clear on the sketch what this family has to do with Reb. Chaim of
Volozhin.

To go back to the beginning: My ggreatgrandmother Sarah Hinde (I don't
know her maiden name) married Shlomo KANTOR of Karlin. One of them
seems to be a "relative" (She'er b'saro) of a Rabbi Mordechai who
served in Karlin in the mid 19century. My guess is that this
Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in the mid 19th cent
in theRabbinate of Karlin. The only other Hinde I see in the list is
Chaya Hinde ZIMBALIST who was a daughter of Freidel and Chaim
DANENBERG. Could there be a connection?

It seems that this sketch was prepared by and for descendants of the
DANENBERG branch as the names Yoel and leah are encircled, being
called "Saba and Savta" (grandfather and grandmother)

A family legend states that Reb. Itzaleh served as "unterferer" at
either Sarah Hinde's or her parent wedding. This sounds a bit like
Reb. Itzaleh's daughter Rachel LANDAU, whose family is not mentioned
in the above list. I understand that both she and her husband died
young leaving unmarried orphans to whom Reb. Itzaleh may have been
their "unterferer".

Some of the more well known offprings of "my" ancestors Shlomo and
Sarah Hinde KANTOR are Reb. Chaim Dov KANTOR of Zichron Yacov and
Shfeya (Israel) and one of the Rebbe's of Breslev R' Yacov Meir
SCHECHTER. Some of the above information above, I've garnered from
Chaim Dov's diary.

If anyone knows how "my" Shlomo and Sarah Hinde KANTOR fits in to the
Volozhin tree I would be happy to hear. I've seen George ZACKHEIM's
"The Scattered Seeds" as well as having spoken to some of Chaim Dov's
descendants and the BEN-SASON children. I may not have exhausted this
ave. enough. I have a feeling that not many of Chaim Dov's
descendants are interested in geneaology as I am. If so this could
explain why family connections" may not have been their "strong side".

All the above could also explain why my grandparents, when they
emigrated to the USA >from Palestine in the the 1920s gravitated toward
Washington Heights, NY , where the SOLOVEITCHIK's lived. They of
course were also descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and a Happy and Kosher Pesach to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Seeking Shoah victims SILBERBERG & SCHMITT Germany to Holland 1933 #germany

Wolf van den Hoek <wolfvandenhoek@...>
 

Dear members,=0D
=0D
I am writing a book about my mother who died in 2009 in the Netherlands.=
=0D
Her husband, Richard Heinz SILBERBERG and his parents didn't survive the =
war.=0D
The three of them fled to the Netherlands >from Germany in 1933.=0D
=0D
Her husband was Richard Heinz SILBERBERG, born in 1909 in Frankfurt am Ma=
in.=0D
Her father-in-law was Ferdinand SILBERBERG, born in Hohen Limburg in Germ=
any.=0D
Her mother in law was Lilly Beate (Betty) SCHMITT, born in Frankfurt am M=
ain.=0D
=0D
I am especially interested in Lilly Beate SCHMITT and her family=0D
because I know nothing about them. I hope you can help me. Thanks in adva=
nce.=0D
=0D
Wolf van den Hoek, Diemen/ The Netherlands <wolfvandenhoek=40gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Seeking Shoah victims SILBERBERG & SCHMITT Germany to Holland 1933 #germany

Wolf van den Hoek <wolfvandenhoek@...>
 

Dear members,=0D
=0D
I am writing a book about my mother who died in 2009 in the Netherlands.=
=0D
Her husband, Richard Heinz SILBERBERG and his parents didn't survive the =
war.=0D
The three of them fled to the Netherlands >from Germany in 1933.=0D
=0D
Her husband was Richard Heinz SILBERBERG, born in 1909 in Frankfurt am Ma=
in.=0D
Her father-in-law was Ferdinand SILBERBERG, born in Hohen Limburg in Germ=
any.=0D
Her mother in law was Lilly Beate (Betty) SCHMITT, born in Frankfurt am M=
ain.=0D
=0D
I am especially interested in Lilly Beate SCHMITT and her family=0D
because I know nothing about them. I hope you can help me. Thanks in adva=
nce.=0D
=0D
Wolf van den Hoek, Diemen/ The Netherlands <wolfvandenhoek=40gmail.com>


Re: What was the Israelitische Union E.V. [ViewMate] #germany

Donna Levinsohn
 

Regarding Russell Eisen's question, [copied below] my maternal grandfather
Ernst MOSEVIUS was the Managing Director of the Israelitische Union E.V.,
located at Orianenburger Str. 40/41, >from Jan. 1, 1928 through 30 Nov.
1935, when I believe the organization was closed by the Nazis. (It
came into existence in 1913.) As Mr. Eisen correctly surmises, it was
a private Jewish welfare organization, dependent on contributions from
its members, that provided care for needy Jews in Berlin --
particularly Eastern European Jews -- through a medical and dental
clinic, children's recovery care, legal advice, cash support, the
collection and provision of clothing, the provision of coal, food for
Jewish holidays, relocation support, and so on. I have copies of a
couple of advertisements and other documents concerning the
Israelitische Union E.V. which I have just sent Mr. Eisen by email.

Because Mr. Eisen states that his great-great-grandfather Abraham
EISENSTADT died in 1924, it is obvious that any time he may have spent
with the Israelitische Union would not have overlapped with my
grandfather's time there. That aside, I do not believe it is safe to
assume that Herr Eisenstadt's having an address at Orianenburger Str.
40/41 is any indication that he worked for or was otherwise associated
with the organization. As far as I know, the Israelitische Union
occupied only the first floor of the building at that address. (I
have a photograph of the building's front, which I have also just sent
to Mr. Eisen, showing what look like apartments above the
organization's office.) If Mr. Eisen wants to confirm that, he can
simply check the reverse directory section of any year's online Berlin
address book to see if multiple people are listed as living at that address.

Donna M. Levinsohn, New York City (dmlevinsohn@gmail.com)

Russell Eisen, London, UK (ella99@yahoo.co.uk) wrote on March 23, 2017:
I am continuing research into various members of the EISENSTADT family and
am currently concentrating on my great-great grandfather Abraham EISENSTADT
(1850 - 1924).

I am aware >from the Berlin phone directories online that for a number of
years he lived at (or at least was contactable via) at 40/41 Oranienburger
Str - see ViewMate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53957

On a trip to Berlin a few weeks ago I noted >from the Neue Synagogue
exhibition that this building appeared to also be used by the
Israelitische Union E.V. - see ViewMate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53958

I'm thus wondering whether anyone has any details as to what the
Israelitische Union E.V. functioned as. It appears to be some sort
of general welfare organisation, and I believe the e.v. refers to
some formal registration, but I'm especially curious as to understand
the links Abraham EISENSTADT would potentially have had with this.


German SIG #Germany Re: What was the Israelitische Union E.V. [ViewMate] #germany

Donna Levinsohn
 

Regarding Russell Eisen's question, [copied below] my maternal grandfather
Ernst MOSEVIUS was the Managing Director of the Israelitische Union E.V.,
located at Orianenburger Str. 40/41, >from Jan. 1, 1928 through 30 Nov.
1935, when I believe the organization was closed by the Nazis. (It
came into existence in 1913.) As Mr. Eisen correctly surmises, it was
a private Jewish welfare organization, dependent on contributions from
its members, that provided care for needy Jews in Berlin --
particularly Eastern European Jews -- through a medical and dental
clinic, children's recovery care, legal advice, cash support, the
collection and provision of clothing, the provision of coal, food for
Jewish holidays, relocation support, and so on. I have copies of a
couple of advertisements and other documents concerning the
Israelitische Union E.V. which I have just sent Mr. Eisen by email.

Because Mr. Eisen states that his great-great-grandfather Abraham
EISENSTADT died in 1924, it is obvious that any time he may have spent
with the Israelitische Union would not have overlapped with my
grandfather's time there. That aside, I do not believe it is safe to
assume that Herr Eisenstadt's having an address at Orianenburger Str.
40/41 is any indication that he worked for or was otherwise associated
with the organization. As far as I know, the Israelitische Union
occupied only the first floor of the building at that address. (I
have a photograph of the building's front, which I have also just sent
to Mr. Eisen, showing what look like apartments above the
organization's office.) If Mr. Eisen wants to confirm that, he can
simply check the reverse directory section of any year's online Berlin
address book to see if multiple people are listed as living at that address.

Donna M. Levinsohn, New York City (dmlevinsohn@gmail.com)

Russell Eisen, London, UK (ella99@yahoo.co.uk) wrote on March 23, 2017:
I am continuing research into various members of the EISENSTADT family and
am currently concentrating on my great-great grandfather Abraham EISENSTADT
(1850 - 1924).

I am aware >from the Berlin phone directories online that for a number of
years he lived at (or at least was contactable via) at 40/41 Oranienburger
Str - see ViewMate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53957

On a trip to Berlin a few weeks ago I noted >from the Neue Synagogue
exhibition that this building appeared to also be used by the
Israelitische Union E.V. - see ViewMate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53958

I'm thus wondering whether anyone has any details as to what the
Israelitische Union E.V. functioned as. It appears to be some sort
of general welfare organisation, and I believe the e.v. refers to
some formal registration, but I'm especially curious as to understand
the links Abraham EISENSTADT would potentially have had with this.

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