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2019 IAJGS Nominating Committee Has Been Appointed #general

Kenneth Bravo
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Nominating
Committee for 2019 has been established. The Committee's purpose is to propose a
slate of candidates for election to a two-year term as IAJGS officers. The
Nominating Committee members are:

2019 IAJGS NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

Chair Ellen Shindelman Kowitt (Erie, CO, USA)
Member Debbie Kroopkin (Niles, IL, USA)
Member Marlis Humphrey (Melbourne Beach, FL, USA)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The call for applications >from candidates interested in serving on the IAJGS Board
of Directors is now open. This year, as it is an odd-numbered year and in
accordance with our bylaws, we will elect four Officers; President, Vice President,
Treasurer and Secretary.

IAJGS officer candidates must be members in good standing of at least one IAJGS
member society at the time of their nomination for election or appointment and must
continuously maintain such membership during their time of office. We are seeking
candidates who will contribute to advancing the association in fulfilling its
objectives (listed below).

We invite all candidates who are interested in serving as an officer on the IAJGS
board to submit a completed Board Application Form online at
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/about/current-board/board-application-form/.

Information about the election and nomination process is at elections.iajgs.org.
The deadline for receipt of Board Application Forms by the Nominating Committee is
April 7, 2019, 7.00 p.m. EDT.

If elected, the term begins at the conclusion of the annual meeting and ends at the
conclusion of the annual meeting two years later. Candidates should be aware that
serving on the board requires a commitment of time and travel expenses.

The elections will be held through electronic voting procedures, which will be
completed by June 26, 2019.

More information can be found at
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/about/current-board/elections/.

The objectives of the Association shall be:
1. To collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with reference
to Jewish genealogy
2. To assist and promote the research of Jewish family history
3. To provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information
4. To aim toward the publication of worthy material in the field of Jewish
genealogy
5. To promote membership in member Jewish genealogical societies
6. To act as spokesperson for Jewish genealogical societies in areas of mutual
interest
7. To provide member societies with services to help them become more effective
organizations
8. To elevate Jewish Genealogy among Jewish people and in the academic community
9. To promote public access to genealogically relevant records
10. To foster creation of Jewish genealogical organizations in new geographical
areas

Ken Bravo, IAJGS President
president@...
on behalf of the IAJGS Board of Directors

MODERATOR NOTE: Private email addresses of the nominating committee members have
been removed as per JewishGen Discussion Group policies


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2019 IAJGS Nominating Committee Has Been Appointed #general

Kenneth Bravo
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Nominating
Committee for 2019 has been established. The Committee's purpose is to propose a
slate of candidates for election to a two-year term as IAJGS officers. The
Nominating Committee members are:

2019 IAJGS NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

Chair Ellen Shindelman Kowitt (Erie, CO, USA)
Member Debbie Kroopkin (Niles, IL, USA)
Member Marlis Humphrey (Melbourne Beach, FL, USA)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The call for applications >from candidates interested in serving on the IAJGS Board
of Directors is now open. This year, as it is an odd-numbered year and in
accordance with our bylaws, we will elect four Officers; President, Vice President,
Treasurer and Secretary.

IAJGS officer candidates must be members in good standing of at least one IAJGS
member society at the time of their nomination for election or appointment and must
continuously maintain such membership during their time of office. We are seeking
candidates who will contribute to advancing the association in fulfilling its
objectives (listed below).

We invite all candidates who are interested in serving as an officer on the IAJGS
board to submit a completed Board Application Form online at
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/about/current-board/board-application-form/.

Information about the election and nomination process is at elections.iajgs.org.
The deadline for receipt of Board Application Forms by the Nominating Committee is
April 7, 2019, 7.00 p.m. EDT.

If elected, the term begins at the conclusion of the annual meeting and ends at the
conclusion of the annual meeting two years later. Candidates should be aware that
serving on the board requires a commitment of time and travel expenses.

The elections will be held through electronic voting procedures, which will be
completed by June 26, 2019.

More information can be found at
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/about/current-board/elections/.

The objectives of the Association shall be:
1. To collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with reference
to Jewish genealogy
2. To assist and promote the research of Jewish family history
3. To provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information
4. To aim toward the publication of worthy material in the field of Jewish
genealogy
5. To promote membership in member Jewish genealogical societies
6. To act as spokesperson for Jewish genealogical societies in areas of mutual
interest
7. To provide member societies with services to help them become more effective
organizations
8. To elevate Jewish Genealogy among Jewish people and in the academic community
9. To promote public access to genealogically relevant records
10. To foster creation of Jewish genealogical organizations in new geographical
areas

Ken Bravo, IAJGS President
president@...
on behalf of the IAJGS Board of Directors

MODERATOR NOTE: Private email addresses of the nominating committee members have
been removed as per JewishGen Discussion Group policies


Re: (Romania) Prime Minister Announces Law Guaranteeing Access to State Archives for Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania and More #romania

פשוט אינטערסאנט <pushitintersant@...>
 

is there a possibility to access the archives online?

Regards
Mordechai Wiznitzer
USA


On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:06 PM Sorin Goldenberg soring0412@...
<rom-sig@...> wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I quote:
". A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars."

For those who are not familiar with Romanian archives:

Tens if not hundred of thousands of records >from WWII era were scanned
by Yad Va Shem and the US Holocaust Museum.
Securitate and the Kingdom era security organization (Sigurantza)
archives are open.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: (Romania) Prime Minister Announces Law Guaranteeing Access to State Archives for Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania and More #romania

פשוט אינטערסאנט <pushitintersant@...>
 

is there a possibility to access the archives online?

Regards
Mordechai Wiznitzer
USA


On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:06 PM Sorin Goldenberg soring0412@...
<rom-sig@...> wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I quote:
". A law guaranteeing access to the state archives for specialists >from the
Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania in order to know the truth about
their past during the two world wars."

For those who are not familiar with Romanian archives:

Tens if not hundred of thousands of records >from WWII era were scanned
by Yad Va Shem and the US Holocaust Museum.
Securitate and the Kingdom era security organization (Sigurantza)
archives are open.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Robert Hanna
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a full
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72669

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Robert Hanna
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Robert Hanna
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a full
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72669

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Robert Hanna
NYC


Re: Konyatyn, Ukraine #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Rony Golan wrote:
I am looking for sources on Konyatyn, Ukraine. I think I identified it as located
at 48 03' N 24 56' E south-south-west of Kuty...I wonder where vital records fro
Konyatyn are held (for 1885-1905) and whether there are any other sources for
research.


Rony,

There are two villages named Konyatyn (Koniatin) that are located in Ukraine. One
village is in Chernigov region and the other one in West Bukovina. Konyatyn in
Bukovina is the place that is listed in JGFF database with a single researcher.

Generally, when place is too small to be identified, best would be to look into the
neighbouring larger shtetlakhs. Konyatyn nearest known Jewish populated places are
Yablunytsya (Yablonica) and Putila (Putyla) in Bukovina. Putila, the larger town
with largest Jewish population in the vicinity is most probably where records have
been deposited.

"History of Bukovina Jews", Tel-Aviv 1962 is the best for region research and to
contact directly researcher that is listed in JGFF for Konyatyn might be also
helpful.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Konyatyn, Ukraine #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Rony Golan wrote:
I am looking for sources on Konyatyn, Ukraine. I think I identified it as located
at 48 03' N 24 56' E south-south-west of Kuty...I wonder where vital records fro
Konyatyn are held (for 1885-1905) and whether there are any other sources for
research.


Rony,

There are two villages named Konyatyn (Koniatin) that are located in Ukraine. One
village is in Chernigov region and the other one in West Bukovina. Konyatyn in
Bukovina is the place that is listed in JGFF database with a single researcher.

Generally, when place is too small to be identified, best would be to look into the
neighbouring larger shtetlakhs. Konyatyn nearest known Jewish populated places are
Yablunytsya (Yablonica) and Putila (Putyla) in Bukovina. Putila, the larger town
with largest Jewish population in the vicinity is most probably where records have
been deposited.

"History of Bukovina Jews", Tel-Aviv 1962 is the best for region research and to
contact directly researcher that is listed in JGFF for Konyatyn might be also
helpful.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Pinkusewicz, Topola, Lichtstein and Isbee families #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of these family whose ancestry
traces back to Mordecai Horowitz and his ancestor Rabbi Isaac
Horowitz, Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, 1715-55.
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pinkusewicz, Topola, Lichtstein and Isbee families #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of these family whose ancestry
traces back to Mordecai Horowitz and his ancestor Rabbi Isaac
Horowitz, Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, 1715-55.
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please.


Genealo-J #137 has just been published #germany

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 137, March 2019 has just been published.

Many Jews >from Algeria settled in metropolitan France during the first
half of the 20th century. Jean Laloum tries to follow their fate during
World War 2 and especially during the period of the Vichy government. As
for all French Jews, they lost their jobs, even when they were small
businesses. For example, Laloum quotes several widows who were
costermongers and were not allowed to continue their jobs. Most of the
1,500 Jews >from Algeria were eventually arrestedby the Nazis and the
French police and deported : only five percent of those deported
survived. Laloum plans to to list in detail all these Jews. He begins by
those originating >from the region of Constantine, namely those >from
Guelma, Jemmapes, Khenchela, La Calle, Lafayette, Le Tarf, Mac-Mahon,
Oued Zenati and Philippeville.

Julien Colet tells the story of his great-grandmother, Fortunée Abignoli
nee Dyan. She was born in Cairo, probably in 1890. In 1919, she married
Moïse Abignoli who already had been married twice and had five children
from his previous marriages. After the birth of a daughter, they settled
in Marseille in 1920, where a son was born in 1923. Moïse died in 1936.
Fortunée stayed in Marseille during the war, even after the German army
occupied the city. She was arrested in a roundup in January 1943 and
confined in Compiegne and Drancy. Deported in Convoy #42 she was killed
in Sobibor in March. Colet was amazed to find that the present members
of Fortunée’s family have different and distortedversions of her life.
After the war Fortunée’s fate still casts a heavy shadow upon her
children, grandchildren, and even perhaps great-grandchildren. This
story makes it obvious that the effect of the Holocaust has lasted long
after the war.

When Victor Fribourg died in New York on May 7, 1884, a long obituary
was published in the /New York Times/ and in several other states. He is
so famous in his family that even in 1972, a wedding announcement in the
/New York Times /says/,/ "The bride is a descendant of Victor Fribourg,
who was captain under Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo." Anne-Marie
Fribourg, who belongs to another branch of the same family, studied in
detail the life of Victor, who was born in Niedervisse (Lorraine) on
January 10, 1797, participated in the last Napoleonic wars and emigrated
to New York with his family in 1847.He became a prosperous businessman,
had nine children, at least 37 grandchildren and numerous offspring who
scattered in many of the United States and even in Peru. Fribourg
corrects several details in Victor's legend, especially she shows that
he has never been an officer.

Andre Margolin nee Lantz, an active member of our society for decades,
died in 2018. She left an interesting testimony of her life during World
War II. Born in 1924, she was a student in Paris and later in
Clermont-Ferrand during the German occupation. She tells of her
determination to pursue higher education in spite of all the obstacles
she is faced as a Jewand explains how her family was able to escape
deportation.

Eliane Roos Schuhl describes a medieval seal with the tree of life and
two birds. Deciphering Menahem Ezobi's name on his medieval seal matrix
led Roos Schuhl to look for members of this family native of the city of
Orange (Vaucluse) in the 13th century. Three of them, father and sons,
were known as Hebrew poets. The article deals with a few individuals
bearing this rare name in Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Carpentras
and Toulouse and all the way to Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

Georges Graner, Paris georges.graner@...


German SIG #Germany Genealo-J #137 has just been published #germany

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 137, March 2019 has just been published.

Many Jews >from Algeria settled in metropolitan France during the first
half of the 20th century. Jean Laloum tries to follow their fate during
World War 2 and especially during the period of the Vichy government. As
for all French Jews, they lost their jobs, even when they were small
businesses. For example, Laloum quotes several widows who were
costermongers and were not allowed to continue their jobs. Most of the
1,500 Jews >from Algeria were eventually arrestedby the Nazis and the
French police and deported : only five percent of those deported
survived. Laloum plans to to list in detail all these Jews. He begins by
those originating >from the region of Constantine, namely those >from
Guelma, Jemmapes, Khenchela, La Calle, Lafayette, Le Tarf, Mac-Mahon,
Oued Zenati and Philippeville.

Julien Colet tells the story of his great-grandmother, Fortunée Abignoli
nee Dyan. She was born in Cairo, probably in 1890. In 1919, she married
Moïse Abignoli who already had been married twice and had five children
from his previous marriages. After the birth of a daughter, they settled
in Marseille in 1920, where a son was born in 1923. Moïse died in 1936.
Fortunée stayed in Marseille during the war, even after the German army
occupied the city. She was arrested in a roundup in January 1943 and
confined in Compiegne and Drancy. Deported in Convoy #42 she was killed
in Sobibor in March. Colet was amazed to find that the present members
of Fortunée’s family have different and distortedversions of her life.
After the war Fortunée’s fate still casts a heavy shadow upon her
children, grandchildren, and even perhaps great-grandchildren. This
story makes it obvious that the effect of the Holocaust has lasted long
after the war.

When Victor Fribourg died in New York on May 7, 1884, a long obituary
was published in the /New York Times/ and in several other states. He is
so famous in his family that even in 1972, a wedding announcement in the
/New York Times /says/,/ "The bride is a descendant of Victor Fribourg,
who was captain under Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo." Anne-Marie
Fribourg, who belongs to another branch of the same family, studied in
detail the life of Victor, who was born in Niedervisse (Lorraine) on
January 10, 1797, participated in the last Napoleonic wars and emigrated
to New York with his family in 1847.He became a prosperous businessman,
had nine children, at least 37 grandchildren and numerous offspring who
scattered in many of the United States and even in Peru. Fribourg
corrects several details in Victor's legend, especially she shows that
he has never been an officer.

Andre Margolin nee Lantz, an active member of our society for decades,
died in 2018. She left an interesting testimony of her life during World
War II. Born in 1924, she was a student in Paris and later in
Clermont-Ferrand during the German occupation. She tells of her
determination to pursue higher education in spite of all the obstacles
she is faced as a Jewand explains how her family was able to escape
deportation.

Eliane Roos Schuhl describes a medieval seal with the tree of life and
two birds. Deciphering Menahem Ezobi's name on his medieval seal matrix
led Roos Schuhl to look for members of this family native of the city of
Orange (Vaucluse) in the 13th century. Three of them, father and sons,
were known as Hebrew poets. The article deals with a few individuals
bearing this rare name in Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Carpentras
and Toulouse and all the way to Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

Georges Graner, Paris georges.graner@...


ViewMate translations request - Hebrew - #72646 - to find attestant, 1999 Yad Vashem testimony page #general

Barrie Karp
 

Hello dear researchers,
I've posted a vital record in Hebrew for which I need translations and
clues to find the attestant (informant, Beniamin Veinberg, who may be
my cousin) on this 1999 Yad Vashem testimony page. It is on ViewMate
at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72646
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Barrie
Barrie Karp
barriekarp@...
NYC

KARP/CARP; WIEN (Horowitz) (Fine) (Vine [VEEN]) (Galicia; Romania;
Hungary; Viena; Austro-Hungary); BERCOWICZ; TUCHFELD; HORN?; HOROWITZ;
GOTTESMAN?, DORNBAUM? (Galicia; Romania; Vienna; Austro-Hungary)
(Romania: Vaslui, Falticeni, Iasi, Tulcea, etc.); Ukraine, Galicia,
Horodenka, Kolymyya, Stryj, Stanislawow, Sambor, L'viv; Austria
Hungary, Vienna); WEISS (Kohan?); GRUNBAUM/ GREENBAUM / GRINBAUM,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translations request - Hebrew - #72646 - to find attestant, 1999 Yad Vashem testimony page #general

Barrie Karp
 

Hello dear researchers,
I've posted a vital record in Hebrew for which I need translations and
clues to find the attestant (informant, Beniamin Veinberg, who may be
my cousin) on this 1999 Yad Vashem testimony page. It is on ViewMate
at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72646
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Barrie
Barrie Karp
barriekarp@...
NYC

KARP/CARP; WIEN (Horowitz) (Fine) (Vine [VEEN]) (Galicia; Romania;
Hungary; Viena; Austro-Hungary); BERCOWICZ; TUCHFELD; HORN?; HOROWITZ;
GOTTESMAN?, DORNBAUM? (Galicia; Romania; Vienna; Austro-Hungary)
(Romania: Vaslui, Falticeni, Iasi, Tulcea, etc.); Ukraine, Galicia,
Horodenka, Kolymyya, Stryj, Stanislawow, Sambor, L'viv; Austria
Hungary, Vienna); WEISS (Kohan?); GRUNBAUM/ GREENBAUM / GRINBAUM,


Reclaim The Records wins lawsuit for the New York State marriage index, 1965-2017 #general

Asparagirl
 

Got any family research in New York?

The non-profit organization Reclaim The Records is ecstatic to announce that we've
just won our fourth Freedom of Information lawsuit! This one was filed against
the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) in the Supreme Court of New York,
Albany county. We were asking for, and won, a copy of the New York State marriage
index for 1966-2017.

We had previously received several decades of material (1881-1965)>from this same
index, in an earlier successful Freedom of Information request, which we
announced late last year. But the NYS DOH withheld the later years of the index
without any reasonable legal basis...so we sued them.

With very limited exceptions, this index does not cover marriages that took place
in New York City, which is considered as a separate vital records jurisdiction from
the rest of the state -- but we also won those NYC records in some of our earlier
lawsuits and they've been online for years.

You can read more details about this lawsuit in our latest newsletter issue:

https://mailchi.mp/reclaimtherecords/we-won-our-lawsuit-reclaim-the-records-wins-the-new-york-state-marriage-index-1966-2017-millions-of-historical-records-to-be-free

You can also read more about this case on our website, where we have
also posted copies of all our requests, denials, and appeals:
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/9/

And here is the actual judgment >from the New York Supreme Court, which
walks through the legal issues in the case step-by-step:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/reclaim_the_records_vs_nys_doh_-_judgment_-_03-13-2019.pdf

As always, once we receive the records >from the state, we will post
all of them online for free public use, without any logins or paywalls
or subscriptions. Public records belong to the public!

Reclaim The Records currently has several other lawsuits in progress around the
county, at the state and federal level. And we're launching more soon...

Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/
Mill Valley, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reclaim The Records wins lawsuit for the New York State marriage index, 1965-2017 #general

Asparagirl
 

Got any family research in New York?

The non-profit organization Reclaim The Records is ecstatic to announce that we've
just won our fourth Freedom of Information lawsuit! This one was filed against
the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) in the Supreme Court of New York,
Albany county. We were asking for, and won, a copy of the New York State marriage
index for 1966-2017.

We had previously received several decades of material (1881-1965)>from this same
index, in an earlier successful Freedom of Information request, which we
announced late last year. But the NYS DOH withheld the later years of the index
without any reasonable legal basis...so we sued them.

With very limited exceptions, this index does not cover marriages that took place
in New York City, which is considered as a separate vital records jurisdiction from
the rest of the state -- but we also won those NYC records in some of our earlier
lawsuits and they've been online for years.

You can read more details about this lawsuit in our latest newsletter issue:

https://mailchi.mp/reclaimtherecords/we-won-our-lawsuit-reclaim-the-records-wins-the-new-york-state-marriage-index-1966-2017-millions-of-historical-records-to-be-free

You can also read more about this case on our website, where we have
also posted copies of all our requests, denials, and appeals:
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/9/

And here is the actual judgment >from the New York Supreme Court, which
walks through the legal issues in the case step-by-step:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/reclaim_the_records_vs_nys_doh_-_judgment_-_03-13-2019.pdf

As always, once we receive the records >from the state, we will post
all of them online for free public use, without any logins or paywalls
or subscriptions. Public records belong to the public!

Reclaim The Records currently has several other lawsuits in progress around the
county, at the state and federal level. And we're launching more soon...

Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/
Mill Valley, California


Riebnig and Tormersdorf camps #germany

Henry Graupner <graupner@...>
 

I am looking for assistance in my search for information on the
circumstances surrounding the death of my paternal grandmother Helene
GRAUPNER (a umlaut), a resident of Breslau. The German Government's
Gedenkbuch states she was deported but does not provide the destination of
the deportation. It gives the date of her death as 2 February 1942.

Since the International Tracing Service (ITS) provided input to the
Gedenkbuch, I wrote to ITS, essentially asking them how they can know the
date of death without also knowing where she died. They had no answer to my
questions.

I recently reviewed again the handouts provided by Fritz Neubauer in his
presentation to the IAJGS conference held some years ago in New York on the
subject "Genealogical Information in Memorial Books".

In the handouts, there is a list of deportation transports >from Breslau, the
first of which took place in July 1942, which is 5 months after the date of
Helene's death. But there is also a reference to the majority of Jewish
residents of Breslau having already been "konzentriert" in camps at Ribnig
(Riebnig) and Tormersdorf. Perhaps this is what happened to my grandmother.

I would be grateful to any Gersig member who can refer me to where I can
find out more about these two camps in either English or German, including
name lists, if possible. I am aware of the book by Alfred Konieczny on
these camps but I do not read or speak Polish.

Henry Graupner, Ottawa, Canada JGID 47249 graupner@...


German SIG #Germany Riebnig and Tormersdorf camps #germany

Henry Graupner <graupner@...>
 

I am looking for assistance in my search for information on the
circumstances surrounding the death of my paternal grandmother Helene
GRAUPNER (a umlaut), a resident of Breslau. The German Government's
Gedenkbuch states she was deported but does not provide the destination of
the deportation. It gives the date of her death as 2 February 1942.

Since the International Tracing Service (ITS) provided input to the
Gedenkbuch, I wrote to ITS, essentially asking them how they can know the
date of death without also knowing where she died. They had no answer to my
questions.

I recently reviewed again the handouts provided by Fritz Neubauer in his
presentation to the IAJGS conference held some years ago in New York on the
subject "Genealogical Information in Memorial Books".

In the handouts, there is a list of deportation transports >from Breslau, the
first of which took place in July 1942, which is 5 months after the date of
Helene's death. But there is also a reference to the majority of Jewish
residents of Breslau having already been "konzentriert" in camps at Ribnig
(Riebnig) and Tormersdorf. Perhaps this is what happened to my grandmother.

I would be grateful to any Gersig member who can refer me to where I can
find out more about these two camps in either English or German, including
name lists, if possible. I am aware of the book by Alfred Konieczny on
these camps but I do not read or speak Polish.

Henry Graupner, Ottawa, Canada JGID 47249 graupner@...


Birth, Marriage and Death Registers from Grabow (Mecklenburg) ? #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope one of you could help.

Where could I find the Registers >from Grabow in the net?
(birth, marriage and death Registera >from Grabow (Mecklenburg)
Regards

Mike Redel, Unna - Germany redel.mike@...


German SIG #Germany Birth, Marriage and Death Registers from Grabow (Mecklenburg) ? #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope one of you could help.

Where could I find the Registers >from Grabow in the net?
(birth, marriage and death Registera >from Grabow (Mecklenburg)
Regards

Mike Redel, Unna - Germany redel.mike@...