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The Rawa Ruska Yizkor (Memorial) Book has been translated #general

roe kard
 

Jack BERGER has now completed the translation of the Rawa Ruska Yizkor Book
(Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation. Yizkor books are the
books that Survivors and Emigres >from a town compiled to memorialize their town.
The Rawa book is 700+ pages long and includes the history of the town, stories
about the town and the relations between the Hasidim and those who broke away,
stories about people >from the town, a lot about the 1930s, the time before
the Holocaust, the Holocaust and post Holocaust. It also has a section on Magierow.
It is profound and includes citations of many, many Rawa Ruska families.

For personal reasons, Jack chooses to do his translations on a voluntary basis and
outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will not be available online at
JewishGens website or any other website and only a few will be available to the
general public in the libraries to which people donate copies.

He expects to be going to print on November 7th, 2017. It will then take about 8
weeks for the books to be printed and shipped to him and then about 2 weeks for him
to mail them all out. He will be printing only as many copies as have been ordered.

If you are interested in purchasing copies please send me a note and I will forward
it to Jack. JewishGen rules preclude me >from including his contact information in
this message. And, i am always happy to answer any questions i can:
roekard@lmi.net

Best regards,
Karen G.Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELDs and the Belz ROKARTs

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial announcement of a book of
genealogical interest.


New Article on IGRA website Jewish Life in Bessarabia #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website entitled Jewish Life in Bessarabia through the Lens of
the Shtetl Kaushanyby Yefim A. Kogan.

In this article, Yefim writes about the history of Jews in Bessarabia
by focusing on the shtetl Kaushany. He discusses the general and
Jewish history of the area >from the Ninth Century to 1940, including
how the Jews lived culturally, politically, and religiously. There
are also excerpts >from the family histories of the Kogan, Spivak and
Srulevich families.

Yefim was born in Kishinev. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He has a
Master of Jewish Liberal Studies >from Hebrew College in Boston. He has
done extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim lectures on
genealogy and has given presentations at several IAJGS conferences. He
founded the Bessarabia SIG. He also leads and coordinates the
Bessarabia Revision List and the Bessarabia Cemetery Project.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website

http://genealogy.org.il/

The article is available for free for approximately one week, after
which time it can only be accessed by IGRA members.

To view the article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/10/30/jewish-life-bessarabia-lens-shtetl-kaushany-yefim-kogan/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Rawa Ruska Yizkor (Memorial) Book has been translated #general

roe kard
 

Jack BERGER has now completed the translation of the Rawa Ruska Yizkor Book
(Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation. Yizkor books are the
books that Survivors and Emigres >from a town compiled to memorialize their town.
The Rawa book is 700+ pages long and includes the history of the town, stories
about the town and the relations between the Hasidim and those who broke away,
stories about people >from the town, a lot about the 1930s, the time before
the Holocaust, the Holocaust and post Holocaust. It also has a section on Magierow.
It is profound and includes citations of many, many Rawa Ruska families.

For personal reasons, Jack chooses to do his translations on a voluntary basis and
outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will not be available online at
JewishGens website or any other website and only a few will be available to the
general public in the libraries to which people donate copies.

He expects to be going to print on November 7th, 2017. It will then take about 8
weeks for the books to be printed and shipped to him and then about 2 weeks for him
to mail them all out. He will be printing only as many copies as have been ordered.

If you are interested in purchasing copies please send me a note and I will forward
it to Jack. JewishGen rules preclude me >from including his contact information in
this message. And, i am always happy to answer any questions i can:
roekard@lmi.net

Best regards,
Karen G.Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELDs and the Belz ROKARTs

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial announcement of a book of
genealogical interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Article on IGRA website Jewish Life in Bessarabia #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website entitled Jewish Life in Bessarabia through the Lens of
the Shtetl Kaushanyby Yefim A. Kogan.

In this article, Yefim writes about the history of Jews in Bessarabia
by focusing on the shtetl Kaushany. He discusses the general and
Jewish history of the area >from the Ninth Century to 1940, including
how the Jews lived culturally, politically, and religiously. There
are also excerpts >from the family histories of the Kogan, Spivak and
Srulevich families.

Yefim was born in Kishinev. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He has a
Master of Jewish Liberal Studies >from Hebrew College in Boston. He has
done extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim lectures on
genealogy and has given presentations at several IAJGS conferences. He
founded the Bessarabia SIG. He also leads and coordinates the
Bessarabia Revision List and the Bessarabia Cemetery Project.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website

http://genealogy.org.il/

The article is available for free for approximately one week, after
which time it can only be accessed by IGRA members.

To view the article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/10/30/jewish-life-bessarabia-lens-shtetl-kaushany-yefim-kogan/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Re: KLAUSNER and GUMPERT HOLZ?? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Dan Oren Woodbridge, Connecticut doren@aya.yale.edu wrote:
I am trying to find any data or genealogical records (birth, marriage,
death) for Heinrich KLAUSNER or Kate (Kathe, Kaethe) GUMPERT or HOLZ,
living > in Berlin before WWII. I have seen the Yad Vashem Gedenkbuch
records noting Kate's birth and murd

Dear Dan,

The online Memorial Book of the German Federal Archives has the
following listing, could she be the person you are looking for?

Gumpert, Kaethe

born on 14th February 1887 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin
resident of Berlin (Charlottenburg)

Deportation: >from Berlin
29^th January 1943, Auschwitz, Konzentrations- and extermination camp

Perhaps this helps?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de


German SIG #Germany Re: KLAUSNER and GUMPERT HOLZ?? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Dan Oren Woodbridge, Connecticut doren@aya.yale.edu wrote:
I am trying to find any data or genealogical records (birth, marriage,
death) for Heinrich KLAUSNER or Kate (Kathe, Kaethe) GUMPERT or HOLZ,
living > in Berlin before WWII. I have seen the Yad Vashem Gedenkbuch
records noting Kate's birth and murd

Dear Dan,

The online Memorial Book of the German Federal Archives has the
following listing, could she be the person you are looking for?

Gumpert, Kaethe

born on 14th February 1887 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin
resident of Berlin (Charlottenburg)

Deportation: >from Berlin
29^th January 1943, Auschwitz, Konzentrations- and extermination camp

Perhaps this helps?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de


Mordechai HOROWITZ- additional information #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Further to my post of Oct. 9 (2017) in which I asked to identify a
Mordechai HOROWITZ ( spelling may be different) who was a "mechutan"
(in-law) of Rabbi David who was the Rabbi of Novarodok during the
first 1/3 of the 19th cent. , that the above HOROWITZ was >from Minsk.

I hope that this piece of information can assist in identifying the
above Mordechai HOROWITZ.

tia

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mordechai HOROWITZ- additional information #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Further to my post of Oct. 9 (2017) in which I asked to identify a
Mordechai HOROWITZ ( spelling may be different) who was a "mechutan"
(in-law) of Rabbi David who was the Rabbi of Novarodok during the
first 1/3 of the 19th cent. , that the above HOROWITZ was >from Minsk.

I hope that this piece of information can assist in identifying the
above Mordechai HOROWITZ.

tia

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Trying to help a Righteous Gentile, need information #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am trying to help a Dutch family who needs proof for their grandparents to be
named a "Righteous Gentile" at Yad Vashem. Perhaps you have heard of these people
or can ask anyone born in this Dutch/German area if they remember anything at all.

Tjeerd BOSKLOPPER and his wife, Riek DOVIANUS were responsible for saving untold
Jewish babies and children. The children they saved were brought to Christian
families in Eibergen and neighboring villages.

The two of them lived with Tjeerd's mother at the Groenloseweg in Eibergen, the
Netherlands. Eibergen is in the Netherlands, close to the German border.

Tjeerd BOSKLOPPER also used the name Theo SCHIMMEL or SCHIMMELPENNIK as an
alias. Most likely he used the simple Theo SCHIMMEL.

This family hid Jews in their attic and a Russian soldier in their basement. Of
course, neither knew about the other!

There are other family members who have already been named "Righteous Gentiles" and
we are hoping to get Tjeerd and Riek added to the list at Yad Vashem.

The individual who contacted me also has someone at Yad Vashem trying to research
and help out.

If you can do a mitzvah, please do!

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA

MODERATOR: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to help a Righteous Gentile, need information #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am trying to help a Dutch family who needs proof for their grandparents to be
named a "Righteous Gentile" at Yad Vashem. Perhaps you have heard of these people
or can ask anyone born in this Dutch/German area if they remember anything at all.

Tjeerd BOSKLOPPER and his wife, Riek DOVIANUS were responsible for saving untold
Jewish babies and children. The children they saved were brought to Christian
families in Eibergen and neighboring villages.

The two of them lived with Tjeerd's mother at the Groenloseweg in Eibergen, the
Netherlands. Eibergen is in the Netherlands, close to the German border.

Tjeerd BOSKLOPPER also used the name Theo SCHIMMEL or SCHIMMELPENNIK as an
alias. Most likely he used the simple Theo SCHIMMEL.

This family hid Jews in their attic and a Russian soldier in their basement. Of
course, neither knew about the other!

There are other family members who have already been named "Righteous Gentiles" and
we are hoping to get Tjeerd and Riek added to the list at Yad Vashem.

The individual who contacted me also has someone at Yad Vashem trying to research
and help out.

If you can do a mitzvah, please do!

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA

MODERATOR: Private responses only please


Polish to English birth translation please #general

rcbernstein
 

Hi,

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM61140

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Ruvane Bernstein.
(Beitar, Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish to English birth translation please #general

rcbernstein
 

Hi,

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM61140

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Ruvane Bernstein.
(Beitar, Israel)


Re: Zoss family from Russia #general

Joseph Fibel
 

Dear Paul,

In the first place, not all Ships Manifests survived.. The lost ones
are just gone.

I would take the 1904 date as preferable since it was closest to his
actual arrival..The Morton-Allen of ship's arrivals, lists The Red Star
Line as the only one servicing Antwerp/New York,. There were roughly
ship 50 arrivals in NY and additional to Philly .

I had a similar experience with my wife's maternal grandmother. Her
name here was Minnie but she born Minne Rivl. . Somebody suggested that
I I try different variations of the letters of the name or the sound
of it. I found it but it took several days. Then,searching thru Steven Morse's
EIDB try a different combination, keeping track all along.. Then try it with
using only the surname, etc.

I notice that you do not mention Death, Marriage, or Birth
Certificates.. These are very important tools for genealogists.I
suggest that you get the death certificates of
those whose death dates you are unsure about, Nathan's first.. You
don't have to do it all at once. I also don't think you should worry
about differences in the name spelling. People change their names all the time and
when you move to a different country, the language often changes with different
pronunciations of words..

Although you don't say where you live, you may be in a location near
one of the many Jewish Genealogical Societies dotting the country.
where some are having similar problems and others, more advanced ,help untie the
knots. I hope that you have posted all your surnames and localities to the JGFF .
This is an awesome tool.

Another suggestion is for you to subscribe to Gersig on Jewish
gen.org, and look for your your communities on the Kehilllah (community) Links.

Good luck!

I''ll see you on Germansig.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY

Paul Arthur Zoss paul6zoss@live.com wrote:

I'm at a dead end. I'd like to find out where my ancestors came >from and what my
original surname was...Before 1907, my grandfather Nathan Zoss came to the U.S.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zoss family from Russia #general

Joseph Fibel
 

Dear Paul,

In the first place, not all Ships Manifests survived.. The lost ones
are just gone.

I would take the 1904 date as preferable since it was closest to his
actual arrival..The Morton-Allen of ship's arrivals, lists The Red Star
Line as the only one servicing Antwerp/New York,. There were roughly
ship 50 arrivals in NY and additional to Philly .

I had a similar experience with my wife's maternal grandmother. Her
name here was Minnie but she born Minne Rivl. . Somebody suggested that
I I try different variations of the letters of the name or the sound
of it. I found it but it took several days. Then,searching thru Steven Morse's
EIDB try a different combination, keeping track all along.. Then try it with
using only the surname, etc.

I notice that you do not mention Death, Marriage, or Birth
Certificates.. These are very important tools for genealogists.I
suggest that you get the death certificates of
those whose death dates you are unsure about, Nathan's first.. You
don't have to do it all at once. I also don't think you should worry
about differences in the name spelling. People change their names all the time and
when you move to a different country, the language often changes with different
pronunciations of words..

Although you don't say where you live, you may be in a location near
one of the many Jewish Genealogical Societies dotting the country.
where some are having similar problems and others, more advanced ,help untie the
knots. I hope that you have posted all your surnames and localities to the JGFF .
This is an awesome tool.

Another suggestion is for you to subscribe to Gersig on Jewish
gen.org, and look for your your communities on the Kehilllah (community) Links.

Good luck!

I''ll see you on Germansig.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY

Paul Arthur Zoss paul6zoss@live.com wrote:

I'm at a dead end. I'd like to find out where my ancestors came >from and what my
original surname was...Before 1907, my grandfather Nathan Zoss came to the U.S.


How A SIG Can Further Genealogy Research featured at JSC Cleveland #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

How A SIG Can Further Genealogy Research featured at JSC Cleveland

Genealogy experts, Amy Wachs and Russ Maurer, will present How a SIG Can Further
Genealogy Research at the Wednesday, November 8th meeting of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland. Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, bring together family
history researchers with common interests.In Jewish genealogy, SIGs are organized
around region of origin or special topics. Amy Wachs and Russ Maurer have
extensive experience with a variety of SIGs, as users, volunteers, and in
leadership positions. In their presentation, they will draw on their knowledge to
explain how SIGs work and how SIGs can help genealogy research.

Amy Wachs is the current President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
She is a member of the Board of LitvakSIG, and Coordinator for the Trakai District
Research Group. Wachs is a retired attorney and university instructor; was a
Fulbright Scholar and taught law in Latvia. She later returned to Eastern Europe
to teach law in Moldova, as a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist. While living
in Eastern Europe, Wachs travelled extensively throughout the region. She has
done research on-site at state archives in Lithuania and Poland, and visited
archives in Ukraine and Moldova. In June, she taught a full-week course on Eastern
Europe genealogy research at the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She
often speaks to local groups and at conferences on Eastern Europe and Jewish
genealogy topics.

Russ Maurer is active in Jewish genealogy, including serving as a
member of the board of LitvakSIG and coordinator for the Klaipeda
district research group. He will assume responsibility for
coordinating records acquisition and translation for LitvakSIG and is
a volunteer indexer and translator for LitvakSIG and Gesher Galicia.
Maurer is the administrator for the Jewish Tarnow FaceBook group and
is active on other FaceBook groups including Jewish Genealogy Portal
and Genealogy Translations. He has been part of a long-term
collaboration with Polish colleagues regarding the Jewish cemetery in
Jodowa, his ancestral village, and helps support the Tarnow cemetery
restoration. Maurers's expertise includes on-the-ground research in
Polish archives and genealogy related travel in Lithuania and Ukraine.
Russ Maurer retired in 2014 >from a career in science education,
including Case Western Reserve University and Hawken School.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available at a Help Desk >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual
research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice-President - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How A SIG Can Further Genealogy Research featured at JSC Cleveland #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

How A SIG Can Further Genealogy Research featured at JSC Cleveland

Genealogy experts, Amy Wachs and Russ Maurer, will present How a SIG Can Further
Genealogy Research at the Wednesday, November 8th meeting of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland. Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, bring together family
history researchers with common interests.In Jewish genealogy, SIGs are organized
around region of origin or special topics. Amy Wachs and Russ Maurer have
extensive experience with a variety of SIGs, as users, volunteers, and in
leadership positions. In their presentation, they will draw on their knowledge to
explain how SIGs work and how SIGs can help genealogy research.

Amy Wachs is the current President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
She is a member of the Board of LitvakSIG, and Coordinator for the Trakai District
Research Group. Wachs is a retired attorney and university instructor; was a
Fulbright Scholar and taught law in Latvia. She later returned to Eastern Europe
to teach law in Moldova, as a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist. While living
in Eastern Europe, Wachs travelled extensively throughout the region. She has
done research on-site at state archives in Lithuania and Poland, and visited
archives in Ukraine and Moldova. In June, she taught a full-week course on Eastern
Europe genealogy research at the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She
often speaks to local groups and at conferences on Eastern Europe and Jewish
genealogy topics.

Russ Maurer is active in Jewish genealogy, including serving as a
member of the board of LitvakSIG and coordinator for the Klaipeda
district research group. He will assume responsibility for
coordinating records acquisition and translation for LitvakSIG and is
a volunteer indexer and translator for LitvakSIG and Gesher Galicia.
Maurer is the administrator for the Jewish Tarnow FaceBook group and
is active on other FaceBook groups including Jewish Genealogy Portal
and Genealogy Translations. He has been part of a long-term
collaboration with Polish colleagues regarding the Jewish cemetery in
Jodowa, his ancestral village, and helps support the Tarnow cemetery
restoration. Maurers's expertise includes on-the-ground research in
Polish archives and genealogy related travel in Lithuania and Ukraine.
Russ Maurer retired in 2014 >from a career in science education,
including Case Western Reserve University and Hawken School.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available at a Help Desk >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual
research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice-President - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Looking for Dorit Sara Wallach #general

ronald Wallace
 

I am trying to trace what happened to a Dorit Sara Wallach.

She was born in Copenhagen in 1917, the daughter of Ivan Wallach and Hertha
Kariel. She is known to have arrived in Rio De Janiero in 1939 on a
temporary visa. She was a Dressmaker.

She had a sister Edit(h) who married in New York in 1940 to a Michael Mendel.

Anyone who might have any information on anyone in this family, please
contact me directly.

Thanks

Ronny Wallace
Apollo Beach, FL
ronald@thewallaces.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Dorit Sara Wallach #general

ronald Wallace
 

I am trying to trace what happened to a Dorit Sara Wallach.

She was born in Copenhagen in 1917, the daughter of Ivan Wallach and Hertha
Kariel. She is known to have arrived in Rio De Janiero in 1939 on a
temporary visa. She was a Dressmaker.

She had a sister Edit(h) who married in New York in 1940 to a Michael Mendel.

Anyone who might have any information on anyone in this family, please
contact me directly.

Thanks

Ronny Wallace
Apollo Beach, FL
ronald@thewallaces.net


U.S. W.P.A. records? #general

joyweave
 

Does anyone know whether employee records >from the U.S. W.P.A. are available
anywhere and if so where? I found a Social Security application for a man who may
have been my mother’s estranged brother which says he was employed in 1939 by the
W.P.A., working at 70 Columbus Ave. in New York City. I’d like to investigate that
further.

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY USA
(seeking Feinberg, Daiboch, Vilner [Vysoke-Litovsk, Belarus], Rosnel,
Bloomberg [Zaklikow & Krasnik, Poland], Palevsky/Paler [Kobryn, Belarus])


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. W.P.A. records? #general

joyweave
 

Does anyone know whether employee records >from the U.S. W.P.A. are available
anywhere and if so where? I found a Social Security application for a man who may
have been my mother’s estranged brother which says he was employed in 1939 by the
W.P.A., working at 70 Columbus Ave. in New York City. I’d like to investigate that
further.

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY USA
(seeking Feinberg, Daiboch, Vilner [Vysoke-Litovsk, Belarus], Rosnel,
Bloomberg [Zaklikow & Krasnik, Poland], Palevsky/Paler [Kobryn, Belarus])

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