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Surprise discoveries in Kotzman (Cotmani, Kitsman), Bukowina region Jewish records - MUNSTER and many others. #romania

Yohanan
 

For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North Bukovina
records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived.
So I was very glad to find out recently that some (though not many) Kotsman
(Kitsman) region Jewish records were published online by Family Search.
I was hoping to find relevant records of my MUNSTER family from
Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously Nepolokouts,
Austria)
Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918, but was very disappointment
to see that this years' group was not included.
Family Search have published the following group records, not indexed and
not digitised:
Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian / German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable Genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.

I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance
that may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this
group of later Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting
with 1924-1927 Birth and later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very
surprising and emotional adventure:

To start with, I found my mother's cousin Clara MUNSTER birth registration
from Nepolokivtsi (then Nepolocauti). Clara (Dontzia) still lives in Israel
and this will be my present to her in my next month trip to Israel.

Then, while scrolling page by page on the marriage records, my hope
fulfilled itself and earlier records appeared!
To start with I found Clara's parents' marriage record twice: Menasche
MUNSTER (later perished in Transniestria) and Feige LANDMAN were married
probably about 1915, but there was a marriage registration in 1921, then a
second one in 1928, both in Nepolocauti,
one signed by Rabbi Schmiel SCHACHTER >from Cotmani and the second by Rabbi
David FRANKEL >from Nepolocauti, later murdered with his family during the
deportation to Transniestria.

And in between I had my own emotional discovery moment, finding my
grandparents Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL marriage
registration in 1923, though married about 6 years earlier in Wiznitz, then
Austria!
I had two more important discoveries in this registration - my grandfather
year of birth and his mother's maiden name (IWANIER) which were both unknown
even to his children.

If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the
records, even if you do a few minutes each time.
There are records >from many communities, not only >from known Jewish
communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and P/S),
Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc. but also
from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish
communities, e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni,
Ramancauti, Malatineli, Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib, Ivancauti, Stanceni,
Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many more.
Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to
login):

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1886767?availability=Family%20Hi
story%20Library

Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907
Film 2446437
Item 2,�7799360

Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924
Film 2446437
Item 3, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929
Film 2446437
Item 4,�7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927
Film 2446437
Item 5,7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927
Film 2446438
Item 1, 7327975

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia

Researching MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi, Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.


Romania SIG #Romania Surprise discoveries in Kotzman (Cotmani, Kitsman), Bukowina region Jewish records - MUNSTER and many others. #romania

Yohanan
 

For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North Bukovina
records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived.
So I was very glad to find out recently that some (though not many) Kotsman
(Kitsman) region Jewish records were published online by Family Search.
I was hoping to find relevant records of my MUNSTER family from
Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously Nepolokouts,
Austria)
Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918, but was very disappointment
to see that this years' group was not included.
Family Search have published the following group records, not indexed and
not digitised:
Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian / German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable Genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.

I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance
that may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this
group of later Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting
with 1924-1927 Birth and later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very
surprising and emotional adventure:

To start with, I found my mother's cousin Clara MUNSTER birth registration
from Nepolokivtsi (then Nepolocauti). Clara (Dontzia) still lives in Israel
and this will be my present to her in my next month trip to Israel.

Then, while scrolling page by page on the marriage records, my hope
fulfilled itself and earlier records appeared!
To start with I found Clara's parents' marriage record twice: Menasche
MUNSTER (later perished in Transniestria) and Feige LANDMAN were married
probably about 1915, but there was a marriage registration in 1921, then a
second one in 1928, both in Nepolocauti,
one signed by Rabbi Schmiel SCHACHTER >from Cotmani and the second by Rabbi
David FRANKEL >from Nepolocauti, later murdered with his family during the
deportation to Transniestria.

And in between I had my own emotional discovery moment, finding my
grandparents Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL marriage
registration in 1923, though married about 6 years earlier in Wiznitz, then
Austria!
I had two more important discoveries in this registration - my grandfather
year of birth and his mother's maiden name (IWANIER) which were both unknown
even to his children.

If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the
records, even if you do a few minutes each time.
There are records >from many communities, not only >from known Jewish
communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and P/S),
Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc. but also
from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish
communities, e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni,
Ramancauti, Malatineli, Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib, Ivancauti, Stanceni,
Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many more.
Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to
login):

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1886767?availability=Family%20Hi
story%20Library

Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907
Film 2446437
Item 2,�7799360

Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924
Film 2446437
Item 3, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929
Film 2446437
Item 4,�7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927
Film 2446437
Item 5,7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927
Film 2446438
Item 1, 7327975

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia

Researching MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi, Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.


Latvia SIG meeting - Warsaw - Monday 6 August 2018 at 8am #latvia

Paul Cheifitz
 

Dear Friends,

The annual Jewishgen Latvia SIG meeting will be held at the IAJGS
Conference in Warsaw (Kielce HM 3) this coming Monday, the 6th of
August, at 8am.

I would be delighted to know who will be joining us.

Please email me privately at paulcheifitz@...

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Paul Cheifitz,
President,
Jewishgen Latvia SIG.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvia SIG meeting - Warsaw - Monday 6 August 2018 at 8am #latvia

Paul Cheifitz
 

Dear Friends,

The annual Jewishgen Latvia SIG meeting will be held at the IAJGS
Conference in Warsaw (Kielce HM 3) this coming Monday, the 6th of
August, at 8am.

I would be delighted to know who will be joining us.

Please email me privately at paulcheifitz@...

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Paul Cheifitz,
President,
Jewishgen Latvia SIG.


Re: GROSSMAN, Riga #latvia

Paul Cheifitz
 

Hi Elaine,

Further to Arlene's message, I suggest exhausting all US sources before
doing any research in Eastern Europe. You mentioned looking at the 1900
Census. Be sure to look at Naturalizations and Shipping Lists, Military
Draft Records and Censuses and any other documents you can find relating to
your family. Birth, Marriage and Death Records will give you more
information. You will find maiden names of the women in your family which
also help you to trace back in the Eastern European Records.

Most Riga vital records have not yet been translated so please join our
initiative to do so.

Keep us posted with your successes and discoveries.

Paul Cheifitz,
President,
Jewishgen LatviaSIG.

"My mother always said that my father's family came here >from Riga, and that
they were Prussian Jews. When I look at historical records, such as the
census from1900, they are listed as coming >from either Lithuania or Russia.
I know that Riga at various times was part of each, but I would like to know
if her information is accurate, and how to find out more about his family.
My father's name was Nathan GROSSMAN; his parents were Ella and Joseph
Grossman. That's as far back as I have been able to go.
I have emailed with someone in Riga, who says there are no records of their
being members of a synagogue, but I would guess they would have belonged to
an Orthodox one if they did, and it one existed. Any help would be
appreciated. Thank you. "


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: GROSSMAN, Riga #latvia

Paul Cheifitz
 

Hi Elaine,

Further to Arlene's message, I suggest exhausting all US sources before
doing any research in Eastern Europe. You mentioned looking at the 1900
Census. Be sure to look at Naturalizations and Shipping Lists, Military
Draft Records and Censuses and any other documents you can find relating to
your family. Birth, Marriage and Death Records will give you more
information. You will find maiden names of the women in your family which
also help you to trace back in the Eastern European Records.

Most Riga vital records have not yet been translated so please join our
initiative to do so.

Keep us posted with your successes and discoveries.

Paul Cheifitz,
President,
Jewishgen LatviaSIG.

"My mother always said that my father's family came here >from Riga, and that
they were Prussian Jews. When I look at historical records, such as the
census from1900, they are listed as coming >from either Lithuania or Russia.
I know that Riga at various times was part of each, but I would like to know
if her information is accurate, and how to find out more about his family.
My father's name was Nathan GROSSMAN; his parents were Ella and Joseph
Grossman. That's as far back as I have been able to go.
I have emailed with someone in Riga, who says there are no records of their
being members of a synagogue, but I would guess they would have belonged to
an Orthodox one if they did, and it one existed. Any help would be
appreciated. Thank you. "


Looking for professional research help #unitedkingdom

drgoldin90@...
 

Hello fellow genners,

After many years of unsuccessfully breaking down a brick wall in my family
tree I am waving the white flag of defeat and hoping to find an easy to
work with, not super expensive, thorough researcher to help me.
If you know of such a person and can make a recommendation I would
really like to hear >from you, especially if you have had a good experience
with the professional. Please respond off-list to me at drgoldin90@....

Thanks so much!
Marge Goldin
New York


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Looking for professional research help #unitedkingdom

drgoldin90@...
 

Hello fellow genners,

After many years of unsuccessfully breaking down a brick wall in my family
tree I am waving the white flag of defeat and hoping to find an easy to
work with, not super expensive, thorough researcher to help me.
If you know of such a person and can make a recommendation I would
really like to hear >from you, especially if you have had a good experience
with the professional. Please respond off-list to me at drgoldin90@....

Thanks so much!
Marge Goldin
New York


Sambor ghetto aktionen - BENKENDORF Family #galicia

Lisa Dryman-Rice <ldrymanrice@...>
 

Dear Khaverim,

The recent death of the last surviving member of my paternal
grandmother's family prompts me to send out a request for assistance.
It is my understanding that Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens, NY, has a
section allocated for the Erster Samborer Verein (Sambor burial
society). I would like to know if any Gesher Galicia members have
family buried there and if there is someone who can be reached in
connection with this landsmanschaft because according to an
individual in the office of Mt. Hebron, there is supposedly no one left
administer this section of the cemetery.

My first cousin was Tillie (Tilla?) BENKENDORF. At the age of 14, as
the Nazis surrounded the Jews of Sambor, Tillie fled to the forest and
remained there, probably with several others, until the end of the war.
Her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts were murdered along
with the other inhabitants of the ghetto. Throughout her adult life,
Tillie (who changed her name once in the US to Colette Bonsard)
refused to speak of her escape, how, and when it took place, as well
as how her immediate family died (in the camps at Belzec or Janowska,
murdered in the woods of Radlowicz, or during pogroms and other
organized acts of sadism perpetrated (seemingy in tandem) by the SS,
the Red Army, and Ukrainian thugs. When she arrived in the US at age
16 or 17, she lived with my grandparents, Charles and Anna DRYMAN,
and my father, Irving, in Brooklyn until she was able to support herself.
In her late 20s/early 30s, she went to NYU School of Social Work and
eventually saw clients for many years at Memorial-Sloan Kettering in
Manhattan.

Can anyone suggest which of the obscenely, extensively detailed
German records might indicate what was done to my BENKENDORF
relatives? I have been on JewishGen for the past 15 years but have not
developed sufficient skill in navigating the various archives and other
resources. I will be very grateful for any insight that can be
offered by much more experienced researchers.

Sincerely,
Lisa Dryman-Rice
BENKENDORF, SZTURMAN, DREIMAN, KHUNEKHES


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Sambor ghetto aktionen - BENKENDORF Family #galicia

Lisa Dryman-Rice <ldrymanrice@...>
 

Dear Khaverim,

The recent death of the last surviving member of my paternal
grandmother's family prompts me to send out a request for assistance.
It is my understanding that Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens, NY, has a
section allocated for the Erster Samborer Verein (Sambor burial
society). I would like to know if any Gesher Galicia members have
family buried there and if there is someone who can be reached in
connection with this landsmanschaft because according to an
individual in the office of Mt. Hebron, there is supposedly no one left
administer this section of the cemetery.

My first cousin was Tillie (Tilla?) BENKENDORF. At the age of 14, as
the Nazis surrounded the Jews of Sambor, Tillie fled to the forest and
remained there, probably with several others, until the end of the war.
Her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts were murdered along
with the other inhabitants of the ghetto. Throughout her adult life,
Tillie (who changed her name once in the US to Colette Bonsard)
refused to speak of her escape, how, and when it took place, as well
as how her immediate family died (in the camps at Belzec or Janowska,
murdered in the woods of Radlowicz, or during pogroms and other
organized acts of sadism perpetrated (seemingy in tandem) by the SS,
the Red Army, and Ukrainian thugs. When she arrived in the US at age
16 or 17, she lived with my grandparents, Charles and Anna DRYMAN,
and my father, Irving, in Brooklyn until she was able to support herself.
In her late 20s/early 30s, she went to NYU School of Social Work and
eventually saw clients for many years at Memorial-Sloan Kettering in
Manhattan.

Can anyone suggest which of the obscenely, extensively detailed
German records might indicate what was done to my BENKENDORF
relatives? I have been on JewishGen for the past 15 years but have not
developed sufficient skill in navigating the various archives and other
resources. I will be very grateful for any insight that can be
offered by much more experienced researchers.

Sincerely,
Lisa Dryman-Rice
BENKENDORF, SZTURMAN, DREIMAN, KHUNEKHES


Re: Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library #lithuania

Edward Allon <eliallon@...>
 

For anyone interested in this subject and not going to the conference, I
would recommend a book published in 2017, entitled "The Book Smugglers;
Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures >from the Nazis".
Based on Judy's description, there does not appear to be much overlap.

Regards,
Eliyahu Allon
eliallon@...

-----Original Message-----

Subject: "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library," Monday, August 6 at the
Warsaw Conference
From: Jrbaston <jrbaston@...>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2018 19:22:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I invite those of you who will be at the conference in Warsaw -
and who have a connection with Vilna, or an interest in the
cultural and reading patterns of Jews during the Shoah - to
attend my presentation, "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library,"
Monday, August 6, >from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the Lublin-HM-1 Room
at the Conference Hotel.

Vilna - known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania - had a strong
cultural tradition that endured and flourished even after
the Vilna Ghetto was established in 1941. Perhaps the most
important cultural institution in the Ghetto was the Vilna
Ghetto Library.

The Vilna Ghetto was the only ghetto to have a fully
functioning library. In many ways this Library was unique,
but the reading patterns of its patrons can be seen to reflect
those of Jews in other ghettos throughout Eastern Europe.

After I discovered that my three young cousins in the Vilna
Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons,
further research led to uncovering additional documentation
from the Vilna Ghetto Library in the Lithuanian State Central
Archives - lists of readers in the Library, lists of workers
in the Library and even a list of readers who did not return
books to the Library.

I will also share reports >from two Vilna Ghetto librarians,
which provide a detailed look at which authors and titles
were read by different kinds of Ghetto Library patrons.

See you in Warsaw!

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Kupiskis-Rokiskis meeting at conference #lithuania

Linda Cantor
 

If you are attending the upcoming Warsaw conference please note:

The Kupiskis-Rokiskis BOF meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 8 at
4 pm in the Katowice-Boardroom. Jules Feldman and Paul Cheifitz will be in
charge and Ann Rabinowitz, Phil Shapiro, and I plan to join in via Skype.
Looking forward to 'speaking' to one and all.

Linda Cantor
Rokiskis SIG chair


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library #lithuania

Edward Allon <eliallon@...>
 

For anyone interested in this subject and not going to the conference, I
would recommend a book published in 2017, entitled "The Book Smugglers;
Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures >from the Nazis".
Based on Judy's description, there does not appear to be much overlap.

Regards,
Eliyahu Allon
eliallon@...

-----Original Message-----

Subject: "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library," Monday, August 6 at the
Warsaw Conference
From: Jrbaston <jrbaston@...>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2018 19:22:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I invite those of you who will be at the conference in Warsaw -
and who have a connection with Vilna, or an interest in the
cultural and reading patterns of Jews during the Shoah - to
attend my presentation, "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library,"
Monday, August 6, >from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the Lublin-HM-1 Room
at the Conference Hotel.

Vilna - known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania - had a strong
cultural tradition that endured and flourished even after
the Vilna Ghetto was established in 1941. Perhaps the most
important cultural institution in the Ghetto was the Vilna
Ghetto Library.

The Vilna Ghetto was the only ghetto to have a fully
functioning library. In many ways this Library was unique,
but the reading patterns of its patrons can be seen to reflect
those of Jews in other ghettos throughout Eastern Europe.

After I discovered that my three young cousins in the Vilna
Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons,
further research led to uncovering additional documentation
from the Vilna Ghetto Library in the Lithuanian State Central
Archives - lists of readers in the Library, lists of workers
in the Library and even a list of readers who did not return
books to the Library.

I will also share reports >from two Vilna Ghetto librarians,
which provide a detailed look at which authors and titles
were read by different kinds of Ghetto Library patrons.

See you in Warsaw!

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kupiskis-Rokiskis meeting at conference #lithuania

Linda Cantor
 

If you are attending the upcoming Warsaw conference please note:

The Kupiskis-Rokiskis BOF meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 8 at
4 pm in the Katowice-Boardroom. Jules Feldman and Paul Cheifitz will be in
charge and Ann Rabinowitz, Phil Shapiro, and I plan to join in via Skype.
Looking forward to 'speaking' to one and all.

Linda Cantor
Rokiskis SIG chair


Kotzman (Cotmani, Kitsman), Bukowina region Jewish records #general

Yohanan
 

For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North Bukovina
records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived. So I was very glad to find out
recently that some (though not many) Kotsman (Kitsman) region Jewish records were
published online by Family Search. I was hoping to find relevant records of my
MUNSTER family >from Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously
Nepolokouts, Austria) Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918, but was very
disappointment to see that this years' group was not included. Family Search have
published the following group records, not indexed and
not digitised: Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian / German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable Genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.

I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance that
may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this group of later
Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting with 1924-1927 Birth and
later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very surprising and emotional adventure:
To start with, I found my mother's cousin Clara MUNSTER birth registration
from Nepolokivtsi (then Nepolocauti).
Clara (Dontzia) still lives in Israel and this will be my present to her in my next
month trip to Israel.

Then, while scrolling page by page on the marriage records, my hope fulfilled
itself and earlier records appeared! To start with I found Clara's parents'
marriage record twice: Menasche MUNSTER (later perished in Transniestria) and
Feige LANDMAN were married probably about 1915, but there was a marriage
registration in 1921, then a second one in 1928, both in Nepolocauti, one signed by
Rabbi Schmiel SCHACHTER >from Cotmani and the second by Rabbi David FRANKEL >from
Nepolocauti, later murdered with his family during the deportation to
Transniestria.

And in between I had my own emotional discovery moment, finding my grandparents
Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL marriage registration in 1923,
though married about 6 years earlier in Wiznitz, then Austria! I had two more
important discoveries in this registration - my grandfather year of birth and his
mother's maiden name (IWANIER) which were both unknown even to his children.

If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the records, even
if you do a few minutes each time. There are records >from many communities, not
only >from known Jewish communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and
P/S), Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc. but also
from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish communities,
e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni, Ramancauti, Malatineli,
Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib, Ivancauti, Stanceni,Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many
more.

Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to login):
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1886767?availability=3DFamily%2=0History%20Library
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/yayu5nnn )

Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907 Film 2446437 Item 2,7799360

Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924 Film 2446437 Item 3, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929 Film 2446437 Item 4, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927 Film 2446437 Item 5, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927 Film 2446438 Item 1, 7327975

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia

Researching >from this region: MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi,
Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kotzman (Cotmani, Kitsman), Bukowina region Jewish records #general

Yohanan
 

For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North Bukovina
records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived. So I was very glad to find out
recently that some (though not many) Kotsman (Kitsman) region Jewish records were
published online by Family Search. I was hoping to find relevant records of my
MUNSTER family >from Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously
Nepolokouts, Austria) Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918, but was very
disappointment to see that this years' group was not included. Family Search have
published the following group records, not indexed and
not digitised: Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian / German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable Genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.

I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance that
may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this group of later
Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting with 1924-1927 Birth and
later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very surprising and emotional adventure:
To start with, I found my mother's cousin Clara MUNSTER birth registration
from Nepolokivtsi (then Nepolocauti).
Clara (Dontzia) still lives in Israel and this will be my present to her in my next
month trip to Israel.

Then, while scrolling page by page on the marriage records, my hope fulfilled
itself and earlier records appeared! To start with I found Clara's parents'
marriage record twice: Menasche MUNSTER (later perished in Transniestria) and
Feige LANDMAN were married probably about 1915, but there was a marriage
registration in 1921, then a second one in 1928, both in Nepolocauti, one signed by
Rabbi Schmiel SCHACHTER >from Cotmani and the second by Rabbi David FRANKEL >from
Nepolocauti, later murdered with his family during the deportation to
Transniestria.

And in between I had my own emotional discovery moment, finding my grandparents
Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL marriage registration in 1923,
though married about 6 years earlier in Wiznitz, then Austria! I had two more
important discoveries in this registration - my grandfather year of birth and his
mother's maiden name (IWANIER) which were both unknown even to his children.

If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the records, even
if you do a few minutes each time. There are records >from many communities, not
only >from known Jewish communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and
P/S), Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc. but also
from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish communities,
e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni, Ramancauti, Malatineli,
Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib, Ivancauti, Stanceni,Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many
more.

Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to login):
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1886767?availability=3DFamily%2=0History%20Library
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/yayu5nnn )

Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907 Film 2446437 Item 2,7799360

Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924 Film 2446437 Item 3, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929 Film 2446437 Item 4, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927 Film 2446437 Item 5, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927 Film 2446438 Item 1, 7327975

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia

Researching >from this region: MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi,
Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.


Rachel (Roskie) LURJE Family #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to contact surviving members of the family of Rachel (Roskie)
Hershovitz LURJE. Rachel was a half-sister of my great-grandmother, Perel Libba
(Lizzie) Solomovich DAN.

Rachel was born in Rossieny (Raseiniai), Lithuania in 1979 to my great-grandmother
Dena DUNN and her second husband Gutel HERSHOVITZ. She married Borach LURJE, who
had been married before and had two children, Fivel Labe (Pielwa), born in 1896,
and Michoel, born in 1898. Rachel and Borach had six children together: Chana,
born in 1901; Yehoshua (Heishel), born in 1903; Moshe (Meishel), born in 1905;
Sarah, born in 1912; Rivka, born in 1914; and Gutel (Grisha), born in 1915.

Rachel and Borach, along with Fivel Labe, Michoel, Chana (and her husband Machn
DISKANT and family), and Meishel died in the Shoah in 1941. Heishel died "at the
front" in 1943. Also, Fivel Labe's wife, Sonia Cagan Lurje, and two children,
Baruch and Haim Ber, and Michoel's wife, Gitel Fridman Lurje, and two children,
Sara Lea and Zisl Baruch died in 1941. Meishel's wife, Lili Marks Lurje, may have
died in 1945. Heishel's wife, Yentl Fishleder Lurje, along with one daughter,
Bella, born in 1934, survived the war. Bella Lurje married a man named ZELISOVITZ.

Three of Rachel and Borach's children survived the war. Sarah married Leizer
YUDELEVSKI and had two children, Bella (who married Ruvin ZALUSKY) and Reisel
(Rosa) (who married Anatoli [Tolick] LEUNOV). Rivka married Moshe DAGAN (formerly
Volpe) and had two children, Shifra (who married Israel SAAR) and Yael (who married
Ze'ev RAVID). (Rivka later married Moshe LASSAR [formerly Harak].) Grisha married
Mina SCHWARTZ and had two children, Baruch (who married a woman named Klara) and
Peter (Pettie) (who married a woman named Rivka). Bella lives in the United
States, Rosa lived in Vilnius, Shifra lived in Ashdod, Israel, Yael lived in Tel
Aviv, and Baruch and Peter live in Krefeld, Germany.

Two of Fivel Labe's chldren also survived the war. Ruvinas (Ruben) married a woman
named Liza and they had one child, Fayva, who is a physician. They immigrated to
the Miami area. Braina (Dora) married Leibl POZNER and they had one child, Sonia,
who is married to a man named MERLIN. It is possible that Braina remained in
Lithuania.

If anyone has contact information or any other information on this family, please
contact me privately.
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rachel (Roskie) LURJE Family #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to contact surviving members of the family of Rachel (Roskie)
Hershovitz LURJE. Rachel was a half-sister of my great-grandmother, Perel Libba
(Lizzie) Solomovich DAN.

Rachel was born in Rossieny (Raseiniai), Lithuania in 1979 to my great-grandmother
Dena DUNN and her second husband Gutel HERSHOVITZ. She married Borach LURJE, who
had been married before and had two children, Fivel Labe (Pielwa), born in 1896,
and Michoel, born in 1898. Rachel and Borach had six children together: Chana,
born in 1901; Yehoshua (Heishel), born in 1903; Moshe (Meishel), born in 1905;
Sarah, born in 1912; Rivka, born in 1914; and Gutel (Grisha), born in 1915.

Rachel and Borach, along with Fivel Labe, Michoel, Chana (and her husband Machn
DISKANT and family), and Meishel died in the Shoah in 1941. Heishel died "at the
front" in 1943. Also, Fivel Labe's wife, Sonia Cagan Lurje, and two children,
Baruch and Haim Ber, and Michoel's wife, Gitel Fridman Lurje, and two children,
Sara Lea and Zisl Baruch died in 1941. Meishel's wife, Lili Marks Lurje, may have
died in 1945. Heishel's wife, Yentl Fishleder Lurje, along with one daughter,
Bella, born in 1934, survived the war. Bella Lurje married a man named ZELISOVITZ.

Three of Rachel and Borach's children survived the war. Sarah married Leizer
YUDELEVSKI and had two children, Bella (who married Ruvin ZALUSKY) and Reisel
(Rosa) (who married Anatoli [Tolick] LEUNOV). Rivka married Moshe DAGAN (formerly
Volpe) and had two children, Shifra (who married Israel SAAR) and Yael (who married
Ze'ev RAVID). (Rivka later married Moshe LASSAR [formerly Harak].) Grisha married
Mina SCHWARTZ and had two children, Baruch (who married a woman named Klara) and
Peter (Pettie) (who married a woman named Rivka). Bella lives in the United
States, Rosa lived in Vilnius, Shifra lived in Ashdod, Israel, Yael lived in Tel
Aviv, and Baruch and Peter live in Krefeld, Germany.

Two of Fivel Labe's chldren also survived the war. Ruvinas (Ruben) married a woman
named Liza and they had one child, Fayva, who is a physician. They immigrated to
the Miami area. Braina (Dora) married Leibl POZNER and they had one child, Sonia,
who is married to a man named MERLIN. It is possible that Braina remained in
Lithuania.

If anyone has contact information or any other information on this family, please
contact me privately.
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Dobrovlianski / Bruskina (research) #general

Daren Saroop <dsaroop.mtl@...>
 

Hello,

I am doing genealogy research for a couple in my family and would like to know if
anyone can help me to find their parents or any additional information about them.

Naum Dobrovlianski
Birth 1907
Death 1941 Volkhovstroy, Russia
A journalist for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Naum was exempted >from military service due to flat feet, however, when the Germans
invaded Russia in 1941 he volunteered. At one point his unit was surrounded by
Germans and the only food they had were berries. He developed dysentery and later
passed away.

Sophia Bruskina
Birth Leningrad, Russia
Death Leningrad, Russia
Komsomol - All-Union Leninist Young Communist League

Due to the passing of her spouse and invading German's, Volkhovstroy was no longer
safe. Sophia, Sergo (son) and William (son) fled to the Ural Mountains.

I any information about their parents would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Daren Saroop


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dobrovlianski / Bruskina (research) #general

Daren Saroop <dsaroop.mtl@...>
 

Hello,

I am doing genealogy research for a couple in my family and would like to know if
anyone can help me to find their parents or any additional information about them.

Naum Dobrovlianski
Birth 1907
Death 1941 Volkhovstroy, Russia
A journalist for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Naum was exempted >from military service due to flat feet, however, when the Germans
invaded Russia in 1941 he volunteered. At one point his unit was surrounded by
Germans and the only food they had were berries. He developed dysentery and later
passed away.

Sophia Bruskina
Birth Leningrad, Russia
Death Leningrad, Russia
Komsomol - All-Union Leninist Young Communist League

Due to the passing of her spouse and invading German's, Volkhovstroy was no longer
safe. Sophia, Sergo (son) and William (son) fled to the Ural Mountains.

I any information about their parents would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Daren Saroop

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