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The Four Days of Kristallnacht in Hessen started November 7, 1938 #general

spdenker@...
 

This week, the Lehrhaus website (https://www.thelehrhaus.com/) features
my article -- Four Days of Kristallnacht in Hessen -- about one family's
experiences on Kristallnacht in the small rural village of Nentershausen.

It describes the events and the story of the rescue and reconstruction of
the Nentershausen synagogue building in Hessenpark.

It also reports the dedication-day-moral-challenge that the leadership of
Hessenpark made to the Germans of today, and and also to ourselves.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Four Days of Kristallnacht in Hessen started November 7, 1938 #general

spdenker@...
 

This week, the Lehrhaus website (https://www.thelehrhaus.com/) features
my article -- Four Days of Kristallnacht in Hessen -- about one family's
experiences on Kristallnacht in the small rural village of Nentershausen.

It describes the events and the story of the rescue and reconstruction of
the Nentershausen synagogue building in Hessenpark.

It also reports the dedication-day-moral-challenge that the leadership of
Hessenpark made to the Germans of today, and and also to ourselves.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA


JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa Data to the Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added another 2685 more Warszawa
records to the JRI-Poland database.

The new additions include the following:

Fond 200 - Sygnatura 89, 1894 Marriages District 5
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 159, 1892-1899 Deaths District 11
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 157, 1899 Births, District 10
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 216, 1896, 1897, 1899, Births, Marriages and Deaths,
District 1
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 153, 1893 Births, Extended the extracts, District 10

All of these entries are linked the images. We continue to work on adding
additional data, links and extracting more information on the data already
on line.

The indexing project for the City of Warszawa is extensive and JRI-Poland
has made the commitment to support the completion of the effort. Please
consider making a donation to the Warszawa PSA project to help further the
indexing.

Good luck in your search!

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa Data to the Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added another 2685 more Warszawa
records to the JRI-Poland database.

The new additions include the following:

Fond 200 - Sygnatura 89, 1894 Marriages District 5
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 159, 1892-1899 Deaths District 11
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 157, 1899 Births, District 10
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 216, 1896, 1897, 1899, Births, Marriages and Deaths,
District 1
Fond 200 - Sygnatura 153, 1893 Births, Extended the extracts, District 10

All of these entries are linked the images. We continue to work on adding
additional data, links and extracting more information on the data already
on line.

The indexing project for the City of Warszawa is extensive and JRI-Poland
has made the commitment to support the completion of the effort. Please
consider making a donation to the Warszawa PSA project to help further the
indexing.

Good luck in your search!

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Updates to the JRI-Poland database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Recently the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland updated our database with
additional data and image links to the LDS Data on the database.

Updates, additions and/or image links were added for the towns of Czarnkow,
Glogowek, Kolo, Koniecpol, Plonsk, Prudnik, Wrzesnia, Zagorow, Zgierz

Special thanks to the tireless work of our volunteers who made this
possible.

Thank you to:

Stanley Diamond, Howard Fink, Nicole Heymans, Roger Lustig, Madeleine
Okladek, Juergen Pfaff and Michael Tobias

Special thanks to our friend Haim Ghiuzeli, Director of the Beit Hatfutsot
database Department, for his continued support.

Hadassah Lipsius
On Behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland
http://www.jri-poland.org


JRI Poland #Poland Updates to the JRI-Poland database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Recently the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland updated our database with
additional data and image links to the LDS Data on the database.

Updates, additions and/or image links were added for the towns of Czarnkow,
Glogowek, Kolo, Koniecpol, Plonsk, Prudnik, Wrzesnia, Zagorow, Zgierz

Special thanks to the tireless work of our volunteers who made this
possible.

Thank you to:

Stanley Diamond, Howard Fink, Nicole Heymans, Roger Lustig, Madeleine
Okladek, Juergen Pfaff and Michael Tobias

Special thanks to our friend Haim Ghiuzeli, Director of the Beit Hatfutsot
database Department, for his continued support.

Hadassah Lipsius
On Behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland
http://www.jri-poland.org


Brest-Litovsk, Palestine and Marseilles #belarus

Harry Auerbach
 

My grandfather was born, according to family lore, in Brest-Litovsk c.
1885. When he was very young, his mother took him to Palestine, where
she died, and he lived for some years in an orphanage, which I am
guessing was the Diskin Orphanage in Jerusalem. In 1903, he emigrated.
He evidently had some eye problem, for which he was quarantined in
Marseilles, before eventually landing in New York in 1904. I have been
able to find no documentary evidence of any of this. I would
appreciate any insight anyone might have regarding:emigration from
Brest-Litovsk to Palestine in the 1880's and 1890's; the Diskin
Orphanage, or quarantined emigrants in Marseilles at the turn of the
20th century. Thanks for any leads or hints.


Harry Auerbach
AUERBACH/MIRSKY (Brest Litovsk)
KOROBOV/NAHINSKY (Romny-Poltava)
GREENFELD/LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Piortrokow Tribunalski)
RICE/MARGET (Vilnius)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brest-Litovsk, Palestine and Marseilles #belarus

Harry Auerbach
 

My grandfather was born, according to family lore, in Brest-Litovsk c.
1885. When he was very young, his mother took him to Palestine, where
she died, and he lived for some years in an orphanage, which I am
guessing was the Diskin Orphanage in Jerusalem. In 1903, he emigrated.
He evidently had some eye problem, for which he was quarantined in
Marseilles, before eventually landing in New York in 1904. I have been
able to find no documentary evidence of any of this. I would
appreciate any insight anyone might have regarding:emigration from
Brest-Litovsk to Palestine in the 1880's and 1890's; the Diskin
Orphanage, or quarantined emigrants in Marseilles at the turn of the
20th century. Thanks for any leads or hints.


Harry Auerbach
AUERBACH/MIRSKY (Brest Litovsk)
KOROBOV/NAHINSKY (Romny-Poltava)
GREENFELD/LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Piortrokow Tribunalski)
RICE/MARGET (Vilnius)


new Pennsylvania synagogues photo book #general

Julian H. Preisler
 

Hello JewishGen List Members:

For anyone with Pennsylvania connections...I'm happy to post about my
newest book, "The Synagogues of Eastern Pennsylvania: A Visual journey".
The book was recently published by Arcadia Publishing. 128 pages with
195 images with half in full color. Images are of synagogues past and
present and are current and vintage images. Each chapter includes text
on the history of the Jewish communities in the region and the
synagogues, past and present. Special attention has been paid to those
Jewish communities in the northeast coal region of the state that no
longer have a synagogue of Jewish community. The book covers Philadelphia
and suburbs all the way north to Scranton with everything in between.
Signed copies are available for purchase. The book is also available on
Amazon (non-signed). Interested persons can contact me at
jhp1963@yahoo.com - All of my previous titles are available on Amazon too.
Thanks very much for your interest.

Julian H. Preisler
Falling Waters, West Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new Pennsylvania synagogues photo book #general

Julian H. Preisler
 

Hello JewishGen List Members:

For anyone with Pennsylvania connections...I'm happy to post about my
newest book, "The Synagogues of Eastern Pennsylvania: A Visual journey".
The book was recently published by Arcadia Publishing. 128 pages with
195 images with half in full color. Images are of synagogues past and
present and are current and vintage images. Each chapter includes text
on the history of the Jewish communities in the region and the
synagogues, past and present. Special attention has been paid to those
Jewish communities in the northeast coal region of the state that no
longer have a synagogue of Jewish community. The book covers Philadelphia
and suburbs all the way north to Scranton with everything in between.
Signed copies are available for purchase. The book is also available on
Amazon (non-signed). Interested persons can contact me at
jhp1963@yahoo.com - All of my previous titles are available on Amazon too.
Thanks very much for your interest.

Julian H. Preisler
Falling Waters, West Virginia


NACHMANN Family, and Hermann JOSEPH from Kew Gardens, NY #general

Pete Vanlaw <pthevan25@...>
 

Hi folks,

I'm trying to locate Steven NACHMANN, who lived with his parents, Martin
and Erna NACHMANN in Kew Gardens, NY >from the time they fled >from Germany
ca 1938. Steven was born Gunter NACHMANN in Berlin ca 1930. His mother,
Erna nee REHFISCH, was my mother's first cousin. Her father, Sally
REHFISCH, was the partner of Hermann JOSEPH in the H. Joseph & Co.,
department store in Neukoelln, Berlin.

I've been researching the history of the department store and the
involvement of my relatives. Now I hope to find Steven nee Gunter, if
he's still with us, in order to learn more about Hermann JOSEPH who
apparently lived close to the Nachmann's after the war. But his life
remains a mystery >from the time he disappeared >from Berlin around the
time his department store was "Aryanized" by the Nazis, ca 1937, until
he appeared to be living in Kew Gardens, ca 1954. He too was a relative
because his sister, Julie, was married to my great uncle, Sally REHFISCH.

Thanks for your interest.

Pete Vanlaw
Studio City, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NACHMANN Family, and Hermann JOSEPH from Kew Gardens, NY #general

Pete Vanlaw <pthevan25@...>
 

Hi folks,

I'm trying to locate Steven NACHMANN, who lived with his parents, Martin
and Erna NACHMANN in Kew Gardens, NY >from the time they fled >from Germany
ca 1938. Steven was born Gunter NACHMANN in Berlin ca 1930. His mother,
Erna nee REHFISCH, was my mother's first cousin. Her father, Sally
REHFISCH, was the partner of Hermann JOSEPH in the H. Joseph & Co.,
department store in Neukoelln, Berlin.

I've been researching the history of the department store and the
involvement of my relatives. Now I hope to find Steven nee Gunter, if
he's still with us, in order to learn more about Hermann JOSEPH who
apparently lived close to the Nachmann's after the war. But his life
remains a mystery >from the time he disappeared >from Berlin around the
time his department store was "Aryanized" by the Nazis, ca 1937, until
he appeared to be living in Kew Gardens, ca 1954. He too was a relative
because his sister, Julie, was married to my great uncle, Sally REHFISCH.

Thanks for your interest.

Pete Vanlaw
Studio City, CA


Hebrew translation help #general

R Jaffer
 

I need help translating the street names and small map key for the
town of Akkerman in the former Bessarabia. The map can be viewed at:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3d683c0-2268-0133-32ec-58d385a7b928#/?uuid=b47f4520-2268-0133-2966-58d385a7b928
[or https://tinyurl.com/ycfauw2m --Mod.]

If you can help, please contact me directly and I will send you the
map along with a blank version you could print and then use to hand
write the English translation. You would then scan or take a picture
of the translated map and send it to me.

I am heading a project to translate and make available all the town
maps for Bessarabia.

Thank you,

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a JewishGen Bessarabia SIG project, and the
map translations will be posted on the SIG website.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation help #general

R Jaffer
 

I need help translating the street names and small map key for the
town of Akkerman in the former Bessarabia. The map can be viewed at:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b3d683c0-2268-0133-32ec-58d385a7b928#/?uuid=b47f4520-2268-0133-2966-58d385a7b928
[or https://tinyurl.com/ycfauw2m --Mod.]

If you can help, please contact me directly and I will send you the
map along with a blank version you could print and then use to hand
write the English translation. You would then scan or take a picture
of the translated map and send it to me.

I am heading a project to translate and make available all the town
maps for Bessarabia.

Thank you,

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a JewishGen Bessarabia SIG project, and the
map translations will be posted on the SIG website.


(US-MI) University of Michigan Launches Platform For Detroit Jewish News #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The University of Michigan just unveiled a new source that documents the
history of Southeast Michigan's Jewish community over the last century. The
platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable
database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit
Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.

The Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive will contain every issue of the
Detroit Jewish Chronicle (1916-51) and the Detroit Jewish News
(1942-present). Researchers will be able to browse by date or use a
full-text search.

Access is through both the U-M online database and through the DJN website
as before.

To search the database go to: https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews

To read the article see: https://tinyurl.com/ybm2xd47
Original url:

https://arts.umich.edu/news-features/new-digital-archive-at-u-m-highlights-history-of-detroits-jewish-community/

Thank you to Marion Werle for informing us about this informational source.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-MI) University of Michigan Launches Platform For Detroit Jewish News #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The University of Michigan just unveiled a new source that documents the
history of Southeast Michigan's Jewish community over the last century. The
platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable
database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit
Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.

The Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive will contain every issue of the
Detroit Jewish Chronicle (1916-51) and the Detroit Jewish News
(1942-present). Researchers will be able to browse by date or use a
full-text search.

Access is through both the U-M online database and through the DJN website
as before.

To search the database go to: https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews

To read the article see: https://tinyurl.com/ybm2xd47
Original url:

https://arts.umich.edu/news-features/new-digital-archive-at-u-m-highlights-history-of-detroits-jewish-community/

Thank you to Marion Werle for informing us about this informational source.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Denial of Petition for Naturalization: "Was not well disposed to our institutions" #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

On 11/9/2018 10:46 AM, Meron Lavie lavie@netvision.net.il wrote:
Has anyone else ever run into a denied Petition for Naturalization, and
if so, for the above ostensive reason?
I've run across several denials, but none so far for the reason that
you've mentioned. The most common reason for denial for the folks that
I've researched is "Lack of Prosecution" (ie, failure to appear in court
for their hearing).

There may be a paper trail that can provide you with more information.
There is a good article called "Quick Guide to finding INS Case and
Correspondence Files Related to Specific Individuals" at
https://bit.ly/2OBNTGE
(https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/genealogy-notebook/quick-guide-finding-ins-case-and-correspondence-files-related-specific-individuals
) that describes some additional research that you can do.

A well known commercial website has a database called "U.S. Subject
Index to Correspondence and Case Files of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, 1903-1959" -- check the catalog of the website
to locate it. Despite the title, it does contain names of some individuals.

Another possibility is NARA's "Name Index (ca. 1893 - ca. 1932)":
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4709010

Lastly, you may request a search of the USCIS Master Index through their
Genealogy Program ($65): https://bit.ly/2FeGXzV
(https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/searching-index )

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York; SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania
> New York > Los Angeles; STECKER: New York > Florida
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Denial of Petition for Naturalization: "Was not well disposed to our institutions" #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

On 11/9/2018 10:46 AM, Meron Lavie lavie@netvision.net.il wrote:
Has anyone else ever run into a denied Petition for Naturalization, and
if so, for the above ostensive reason?
I've run across several denials, but none so far for the reason that
you've mentioned. The most common reason for denial for the folks that
I've researched is "Lack of Prosecution" (ie, failure to appear in court
for their hearing).

There may be a paper trail that can provide you with more information.
There is a good article called "Quick Guide to finding INS Case and
Correspondence Files Related to Specific Individuals" at
https://bit.ly/2OBNTGE
(https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/genealogy-notebook/quick-guide-finding-ins-case-and-correspondence-files-related-specific-individuals
) that describes some additional research that you can do.

A well known commercial website has a database called "U.S. Subject
Index to Correspondence and Case Files of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service, 1903-1959" -- check the catalog of the website
to locate it. Despite the title, it does contain names of some individuals.

Another possibility is NARA's "Name Index (ca. 1893 - ca. 1932)":
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4709010

Lastly, you may request a search of the USCIS Master Index through their
Genealogy Program ($65): https://bit.ly/2FeGXzV
(https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/searching-index )

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York; SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania
> New York > Los Angeles; STECKER: New York > Florida
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


Re: Denial of Petition for Naturalization #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Meron Lavie asked if anyone had ever seen a denial of Petition of
Naturalization. Here's one that was denied after the the applicant asked it
to be "dismissed without prejudice". Charles Ponzi is the applicant. He
didn't invent the Ponzi scam, but his name is associated with this
deception. He was an Italian that was in and out of the law because of his
activities. He applied for naturalization in the District Court of
Massachusetts, and the online record indicates he withdrew his application
"Being advised that my petition for naturalization ... and filed in this
court on the twenty-eighth day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-five
does not conform to the Naturalization Statutes in that it is not properly
verified by the attesting witnesses ...". The petition has two witnesses
who are supposed to attest that the applicant is a "person of good moral
character". One is a lawyer, the other a salesman. One of them added in
writing to this standard paragraph "excepting for his arrest in 1920 at
Boston, for using the U.S. mails in a scheme to defaud and, in Mass. State
Courts for Larceny and Conspiracy." Ponzi was eventually deported.
Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Denial of Petition for Naturalization #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Meron Lavie asked if anyone had ever seen a denial of Petition of
Naturalization. Here's one that was denied after the the applicant asked it
to be "dismissed without prejudice". Charles Ponzi is the applicant. He
didn't invent the Ponzi scam, but his name is associated with this
deception. He was an Italian that was in and out of the law because of his
activities. He applied for naturalization in the District Court of
Massachusetts, and the online record indicates he withdrew his application
"Being advised that my petition for naturalization ... and filed in this
court on the twenty-eighth day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-five
does not conform to the Naturalization Statutes in that it is not properly
verified by the attesting witnesses ...". The petition has two witnesses
who are supposed to attest that the applicant is a "person of good moral
character". One is a lawyer, the other a salesman. One of them added in
writing to this standard paragraph "excepting for his arrest in 1920 at
Boston, for using the U.S. mails in a scheme to defaud and, in Mass. State
Courts for Larceny and Conspiracy." Ponzi was eventually deported.
Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

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