Date   

Volunteers wanted to contact me! #romania

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Hello Sig readers:

How many of you hope to be able to go to Jewishgen.org and find more
records pertinent to your family? I hope so.

If so, you need to get back in touch with me to say you are ready to offer
help - even if you may have previously volunteered with Bob Wascou and
even if this will be your first time. I hope talking with you I'll be
able to find something that you would like to work on.

Most immediately, I hope that some of you who want to try transcribing
records have looked at the website I wrote about previously:

Www.csi.idogenealogy.com

There is no obligation associated with signing up on the website and no
harm is done even if you find it difficult to read the records. I really
hope that many of you will take a look there. I have chosen to use that
site for some trial projects because it is an easy way for me to gather
the info and to track the progress of all the records. PLEASE try this
out. I=B9m happy to talk you through it if you are not sure. If you have
not transcribed before, seasoned volunteers assure me that it gets easier
the more you do. Or, if you have transcribed before and want to continue
as you used to do it, we can work that out too.

Success for RomSig depends on your participation and we have no lack of
ways in which you can help. Please say yes and get in touch.

Best regards,

Barbara Hershey
Research Coordinator, Rom-Sig

HERSCOVICI, LOWENTHAL in Iasi


Romania SIG #Romania Volunteers wanted to contact me! #romania

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Hello Sig readers:

How many of you hope to be able to go to Jewishgen.org and find more
records pertinent to your family? I hope so.

If so, you need to get back in touch with me to say you are ready to offer
help - even if you may have previously volunteered with Bob Wascou and
even if this will be your first time. I hope talking with you I'll be
able to find something that you would like to work on.

Most immediately, I hope that some of you who want to try transcribing
records have looked at the website I wrote about previously:

Www.csi.idogenealogy.com

There is no obligation associated with signing up on the website and no
harm is done even if you find it difficult to read the records. I really
hope that many of you will take a look there. I have chosen to use that
site for some trial projects because it is an easy way for me to gather
the info and to track the progress of all the records. PLEASE try this
out. I=B9m happy to talk you through it if you are not sure. If you have
not transcribed before, seasoned volunteers assure me that it gets easier
the more you do. Or, if you have transcribed before and want to continue
as you used to do it, we can work that out too.

Success for RomSig depends on your participation and we have no lack of
ways in which you can help. Please say yes and get in touch.

Best regards,

Barbara Hershey
Research Coordinator, Rom-Sig

HERSCOVICI, LOWENTHAL in Iasi


KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2017 #romania

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Kolbuszowa (G), Poland
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/kolbuszowa2/kolbuszowa2.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@... >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Romania SIG #Romania KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2017 #romania

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Kolbuszowa (G), Poland
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/kolbuszowa2/kolbuszowa2.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@... >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #courland #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)
vicinity.

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00376.html

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00377.html

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00378.html

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun308.html


Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halle/Halle.html

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jakobowicz/Jakobowicz.html

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html


And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ilya/ilya.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tovste/Tovste.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #latvia #courland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)
vicinity.

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00376.html

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00377.html

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00378.html

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun308.html


Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halle/Halle.html

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jakobowicz/Jakobowicz.html

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html


And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ilya/ilya.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tovste/Tovste.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)
vicinity.

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00376.html

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00377.html

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00378.html

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun308.html


Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halle/Halle.html

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jakobowicz/Jakobowicz.html

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html


And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ilya/ilya.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tovste/Tovste.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)
vicinity.

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00376.html

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00377.html

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00378.html

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun308.html


Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halle/Halle.html

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jakobowicz/Jakobowicz.html

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html


And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ilya/ilya.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tovste/Tovste.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #hungary

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)
vicinity.

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00376.html

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00377.html

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00378.html

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun308.html


Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halle/Halle.html

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jakobowicz/Jakobowicz.html

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html


And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ilya/ilya.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tovste/Tovste.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Hungary SIG #Hungary Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #hungary

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)
vicinity.

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00376.html

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00377.html

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00378.html

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun308.html


Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halle/Halle.html

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jakobowicz/Jakobowicz.html

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html


And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ilya/ilya.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tovste/Tovste.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Citizenship ertificate for Harry Orolc #general

Marcia Kaplan <mokappy@...>
 

I would like to know where I can obtain a copy of a certificate of
citizenship with the number "A399867," dated April 15, 1960? I found
this notation in my mother's papers. I have attempted to locate it and
any reference to my father's citizenship on Ancestry to no avail.
Where shall I look next?

Marcia Orol Kaplan, Saratoga CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Citizenship ertificate for Harry Orolc #general

Marcia Kaplan <mokappy@...>
 

I would like to know where I can obtain a copy of a certificate of
citizenship with the number "A399867," dated April 15, 1960? I found
this notation in my mother's papers. I have attempted to locate it and
any reference to my father's citizenship on Ancestry to no avail.
Where shall I look next?

Marcia Orol Kaplan, Saratoga CA


(Netherlands) Amsterdam's Jewish Library Ets Haim--World's Oldest Functional Jewish Library #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ets Haim, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the world's oldest functional
Jewish library. Its origins were >from Sephardic Jews in 1639, many who fled
the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal funded a school and meeting place for
their newfound religious freedom, which today is Ets Haim. In 1675 it moved
to the Portuguese Synagogue and 200 years later the librarian of the time
donated his 20,000 books, manuscripts and illustrations to Ets Haim. During
Nazi occupation the library contents were shipped to Germany, but today they
are back in Amsterdam with approximately 30,000 printed works dating back
to 1484 and 500 mansucripts dating back to 1282!

Ets Haim has been digitizing its manuscript for ease of accessibility. Go
to: http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/ and select a category such as
"Jewish question and Inquisition" or "History" or other categories to view
the manuscript. This is a work in progress so not all 500 manuscripts are
fully digitized.

To read more about Ets Haim manuscripts see:
http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/about/

To read about Ets Haim see: http://tinyurl.com/mmmqyp9

Original url:
http://thejewniverse.com/2017/amsterdams-jaw-dropping-17th-century-jewish-library/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Netherlands) Amsterdam's Jewish Library Ets Haim--World's Oldest Functional Jewish Library #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ets Haim, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the world's oldest functional
Jewish library. Its origins were >from Sephardic Jews in 1639, many who fled
the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal funded a school and meeting place for
their newfound religious freedom, which today is Ets Haim. In 1675 it moved
to the Portuguese Synagogue and 200 years later the librarian of the time
donated his 20,000 books, manuscripts and illustrations to Ets Haim. During
Nazi occupation the library contents were shipped to Germany, but today they
are back in Amsterdam with approximately 30,000 printed works dating back
to 1484 and 500 mansucripts dating back to 1282!

Ets Haim has been digitizing its manuscript for ease of accessibility. Go
to: http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/ and select a category such as
"Jewish question and Inquisition" or "History" or other categories to view
the manuscript. This is a work in progress so not all 500 manuscripts are
fully digitized.

To read more about Ets Haim manuscripts see:
http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/about/

To read about Ets Haim see: http://tinyurl.com/mmmqyp9

Original url:
http://thejewniverse.com/2017/amsterdams-jaw-dropping-17th-century-jewish-library/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

The fear of being put out of work by advances in technology has been
around since the Industrial Revolution, and is back with us today as
people wonder how robotics and Artificial Intelligence will affect
human jobs. And so it was true even in the shtetls of Eastern Europe
as described in this excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Kalish in Poland.
Working in a textile factory was a grueling job in the best of times
and usually did little to raise laborers out of poverty. In "The
Clattering Machines," Simon Horonchik wites of the "monotonous days
ran on like long grey threads" with "the only ray of light for which
their eyes looked out was the Eve of Sabbath and the Sabbath." Then
the threaders and embroiderers worried about a darker future when the
new machines arrived.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1402610553094429

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@...>
 

The fear of being put out of work by advances in technology has been
around since the Industrial Revolution, and is back with us today as
people wonder how robotics and Artificial Intelligence will affect
human jobs. And so it was true even in the shtetls of Eastern Europe
as described in this excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Kalish in Poland.
Working in a textile factory was a grueling job in the best of times
and usually did little to raise laborers out of poverty. In "The
Clattering Machines," Simon Horonchik wites of the "monotonous days
ran on like long grey threads" with "the only ray of light for which
their eyes looked out was the Eve of Sabbath and the Sabbath." Then
the threaders and embroiderers worried about a darker future when the
new machines arrived.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1402610553094429

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


Translation from Yiddish to English #general

Meyer Denn <meyerdenn@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I have been in possession of a Yiddish hand-written manuscript by a
man who died in Petach Tikvah, Israel in 1954 at the age of 80. Not
long before his death, his children and grandchildren prevailed upon
him to sit down and write all of his recollections of his extended
family, and indeed the village, almost all of whom were wiped out in
the war. The manuscript really goes back as far as the 1700s, based
on his recollections. He was born around 1880 and raised in the
village of Certizne (pronounced Chertizna), in the foothills of the
Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia, just on the Polish (Galician)
border.

It's quite amazing. It begins with words similar to, "This is the
history of the settlement of Certizne, going back almost 120 years.
My great-great grandfather, Reb Menachem Mendel Zecharia Mendlovitz
lived in the village of Borov......" and then he follows each branch
of the family down to the time of the war. He relates stories and
anecdotes, and he brings in the genealogies of other families in the
village.

We have had the 18 page handwritten document transcribed into a
11 1/2 page typed Yiddish manuscript, and we are looking for someone
who might be interested in translating this document for us. About 30
years ago, a non-Jewish university student attempted to translate it
for us, but she did a very literal translation that did not take into
account various nuances and vernacular, which made the actual meaning
of the document very different than the author's intention.

Please get back to me privately if you have an interest in assisting us.

Thank you,

Meyer Denn
Dallas, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Yiddish to English #general

Meyer Denn <meyerdenn@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I have been in possession of a Yiddish hand-written manuscript by a
man who died in Petach Tikvah, Israel in 1954 at the age of 80. Not
long before his death, his children and grandchildren prevailed upon
him to sit down and write all of his recollections of his extended
family, and indeed the village, almost all of whom were wiped out in
the war. The manuscript really goes back as far as the 1700s, based
on his recollections. He was born around 1880 and raised in the
village of Certizne (pronounced Chertizna), in the foothills of the
Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia, just on the Polish (Galician)
border.

It's quite amazing. It begins with words similar to, "This is the
history of the settlement of Certizne, going back almost 120 years.
My great-great grandfather, Reb Menachem Mendel Zecharia Mendlovitz
lived in the village of Borov......" and then he follows each branch
of the family down to the time of the war. He relates stories and
anecdotes, and he brings in the genealogies of other families in the
village.

We have had the 18 page handwritten document transcribed into a
11 1/2 page typed Yiddish manuscript, and we are looking for someone
who might be interested in translating this document for us. About 30
years ago, a non-Jewish university student attempted to translate it
for us, but she did a very literal translation that did not take into
account various nuances and vernacular, which made the actual meaning
of the document very different than the author's intention.

Please get back to me privately if you have an interest in assisting us.

Thank you,

Meyer Denn
Dallas, Texas


Further to my Singer inquiry - the Yiddish Newspaper 'FORWARD' #general

Marcella S
 

Hi List

This is further information regarding my previous post: Leon and Ita
SINGER

I have a letter, dated Feb 14 1940 from:

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc
100 East 42nd Str, NYC

The letter references Leon and Ita Singer as Refugees in Rumania -
per a list published by the "Forward" (yiddish newspaper?)

The letter goes on to say that they are being "looked after" by a
committee in Rumania called The Landesfuersorgsamut, Bethlen Cabor,
Ter 2, Budapest VII

Is anyone able to throw any light on the newspaper and/or the
Committees mentioned?

Thank you

Marcella Shames


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Further to my Singer inquiry - the Yiddish Newspaper 'FORWARD' #general

Marcella S
 

Hi List

This is further information regarding my previous post: Leon and Ita
SINGER

I have a letter, dated Feb 14 1940 from:

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc
100 East 42nd Str, NYC

The letter references Leon and Ita Singer as Refugees in Rumania -
per a list published by the "Forward" (yiddish newspaper?)

The letter goes on to say that they are being "looked after" by a
committee in Rumania called The Landesfuersorgsamut, Bethlen Cabor,
Ter 2, Budapest VII

Is anyone able to throw any light on the newspaper and/or the
Committees mentioned?

Thank you

Marcella Shames

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