Date   
SCHUSSLER, Humboldt Street, Brooklyn NY 1923 #general

Shlomo Katz
 

Mrs. A. Schussler, living on Humboldt Street, Brooklyn NY in 1923 was
the sister of my wife's great-grandfather Schmaje (Sam) KALKSTEIN.
I am seeking her descendants.
Thanks
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland

MODERATOR: Private responses only please

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHUSSLER, Humboldt Street, Brooklyn NY 1923 #general

Shlomo Katz
 

Mrs. A. Schussler, living on Humboldt Street, Brooklyn NY in 1923 was
the sister of my wife's great-grandfather Schmaje (Sam) KALKSTEIN.
I am seeking her descendants.
Thanks
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland

MODERATOR: Private responses only please

In the Footsteps of Jewish Timisoara #romania

Diane Bark
 

Launch of the book "In the Footsteps of Jewish Timisoara",
by Getta Neumann.

The Romanian-language guide includes tourist trails, information on
history and tradition, as well as about synagogues and the Jewish
cemetery, personalities, and more.

https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/event/timisoara-jewish-guidebook/

Diane

Romania SIG #Romania In the Footsteps of Jewish Timisoara #romania

Diane Bark
 

Launch of the book "In the Footsteps of Jewish Timisoara",
by Getta Neumann.

The Romanian-language guide includes tourist trails, information on
history and tradition, as well as about synagogues and the Jewish
cemetery, personalities, and more.

https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/event/timisoara-jewish-guidebook/

Diane

(Poland) Polish Website Highlights Selection of Synagogues That Can Be Visited #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website culture.pl has photographs of Poland's synagogues that survived
World War ll some continue to operate today, while others serve as museums
of the history and culture of Polish Jews. There is also a gallery of
photographs of former synagogues that today function as other buildings. To
view the photographs go to:
https://culture.pl/en/article/9-illustrious-synagogues-you-can-visit-in-poland

On the side of the photographs are links to other interesting sites ---just
click on the titles:
We're Here: Polish Jews Today; Polish Cities Where Jewish Culture Lives On;
YIVO presents Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland; Prewar Jewish Life:
The Secret Life of Menachem Kipnis; Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and
Tel Aviv; An Alternative History of Literature >from Poland; Heaven's Gate:
Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth; The Lost World of Yiddish Films in Poland; Remembering the
Artists of the Warsaw Ghetto; Painting and Sculpture by Polish Jews in the
19th and 20th centuries; The Most Unusual Jewish Publication of Interwar Poland.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Poland) Polish Website Highlights Selection of Synagogues That Can Be Visited #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website culture.pl has photographs of Poland's synagogues that survived
World War ll some continue to operate today, while others serve as museums
of the history and culture of Polish Jews. There is also a gallery of
photographs of former synagogues that today function as other buildings. To
view the photographs go to:
https://culture.pl/en/article/9-illustrious-synagogues-you-can-visit-in-poland

On the side of the photographs are links to other interesting sites ---just
click on the titles:
We're Here: Polish Jews Today; Polish Cities Where Jewish Culture Lives On;
YIVO presents Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland; Prewar Jewish Life:
The Secret Life of Menachem Kipnis; Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and
Tel Aviv; An Alternative History of Literature >from Poland; Heaven's Gate:
Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth; The Lost World of Yiddish Films in Poland; Remembering the
Artists of the Warsaw Ghetto; Painting and Sculpture by Polish Jews in the
19th and 20th centuries; The Most Unusual Jewish Publication of Interwar Poland.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Searching: COHEN/COWAN Family, Buffalo, NY, 1907 - ? #general

Mike Posnick
 

Searching for information about my distant cousins, the Benjamin COHEN/COWAN family
of Buffalo, New York, and their descendants. Benjamin COHEN (b. Russian Empire
ca. 1870) was married to Lillian EHRLICH (b. Russian Empire ca. 1871). They had
11 children: Jennie (b. 1891), Hyman (b. 1893), Rebecca/Rowena "Dollie"
(b. 1895), Anna/Janet (b. 1897), Rose (b. 1899), Nellie (b. 1901),
David (b.1903), Leo (b. 1905), Isidore/Irving (b. 1907), Pearl (b..
1909), and Harold (b. 1912). The three youngest children were born
in Buffalo, the older children in the Russian Empire.

The family migrated to the United States in 1907. The family name
was changed >from COHEN to COWAN between 1910 and 1918. Benjamin
initially worked as a vegetable peddler. He and several of the
children later ran a (wholesale?) fruit market. Benjamin died
between 1930 and 1940; Lillian after 1940. The family resided at 133
Guilford Street in 1910 and moved to 99 Sherman Street sometime
thereafter, where they remained until at least 1940.

Any information would be appreciated. I believe some family members
may still remain in the Buffalo area. Please reply privately.

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota
mpoz@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: COHEN/COWAN Family, Buffalo, NY, 1907 - ? #general

Mike Posnick
 

Searching for information about my distant cousins, the Benjamin COHEN/COWAN family
of Buffalo, New York, and their descendants. Benjamin COHEN (b. Russian Empire
ca. 1870) was married to Lillian EHRLICH (b. Russian Empire ca. 1871). They had
11 children: Jennie (b. 1891), Hyman (b. 1893), Rebecca/Rowena "Dollie"
(b. 1895), Anna/Janet (b. 1897), Rose (b. 1899), Nellie (b. 1901),
David (b.1903), Leo (b. 1905), Isidore/Irving (b. 1907), Pearl (b..
1909), and Harold (b. 1912). The three youngest children were born
in Buffalo, the older children in the Russian Empire.

The family migrated to the United States in 1907. The family name
was changed >from COHEN to COWAN between 1910 and 1918. Benjamin
initially worked as a vegetable peddler. He and several of the
children later ran a (wholesale?) fruit market. Benjamin died
between 1930 and 1940; Lillian after 1940. The family resided at 133
Guilford Street in 1910 and moved to 99 Sherman Street sometime
thereafter, where they remained until at least 1940.

Any information would be appreciated. I believe some family members
may still remain in the Buffalo area. Please reply privately.

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota
mpoz@...

Boris Baruch Koltunovich #general

akolet@...
 

To:
GewishGen discussion group

For many years we are looking for the uncle of my late father:
Baruch Boris Koltunovich (and his family), that escaped to Tashkent
during WW2 when he escaped >from the Nazis that concurred Vilnius Lithuania.
He was born 1916 in Vilnius
Probably served in the Russian army
Best Regards

Please contact:
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Boris Baruch Koltunovich #general

akolet@...
 

To:
GewishGen discussion group

For many years we are looking for the uncle of my late father:
Baruch Boris Koltunovich (and his family), that escaped to Tashkent
during WW2 when he escaped >from the Nazis that concurred Vilnius Lithuania.
He was born 1916 in Vilnius
Probably served in the Russian army
Best Regards

Please contact:
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

Temkin of Brooklyn, Schoenfeld and Crain of Brooklyn and Boca Raton #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of these related families who
descend >from the Tabachnik and Berdyczewski families of rabbinical
descent. Seymour Temkin was a brother of Esther Machle, died in 2010
(wife of Harvey Schoenfeld) parents of Linda who married Peter Crain
of Boca and of Paula who married Robert (Bob).
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE:Private responses only

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Temkin of Brooklyn, Schoenfeld and Crain of Brooklyn and Boca Raton #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of these related families who
descend >from the Tabachnik and Berdyczewski families of rabbinical
descent. Seymour Temkin was a brother of Esther Machle, died in 2010
(wife of Harvey Schoenfeld) parents of Linda who married Peter Crain
of Boca and of Paula who married Robert (Bob).
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE:Private responses only

Boris Baruch Koltunovich #lithuania

akolet@...
 

For many years we are looking for the uncle of my late father:
Baruch Boris Koltunovich (and his family), that escaped to Tashkent
during WW2 when he escaped >from the Nazis that conquered Vilnius
Lithuania.
He was born 1916 in Vilnius
Probably served in the Russian army
Best Regards

Please contact:
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Boris Baruch Koltunovich #lithuania

akolet@...
 

For many years we are looking for the uncle of my late father:
Baruch Boris Koltunovich (and his family), that escaped to Tashkent
during WW2 when he escaped >from the Nazis that conquered Vilnius
Lithuania.
He was born 1916 in Vilnius
Probably served in the Russian army
Best Regards

Please contact:
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

Nominating Task Force submits recommendations for LitvakSIG Board election 2019 - third and final notice #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

The LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force recommends the nomination to the
LitvakSIG Board of the following candidates for three year terms: Jill
Anderson, Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. At the end of this message you
will see each nominee's biographical statement providing information
about what they can contribute to the
Board.

Beginning June 22, 2019, any LitvakSIG members in good standing who
were not recommended by the Nominating Task Force may nominate
themselves or any other additional candidates for election as
Directors. They may do so by submitting names and supporting
biographical materials to the secretary of LitvakSIG, Judy Baston
jrbaston@... by electronic transmission not later than
July 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting
will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland, Ohio July 30, 2019.
LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting,
Tuesday, June 30, 2018 during the conference.

Details on the election procedures and distribution of email ballots
will be posted by the Election Task Force.

Submitted by the 2019 Nominating Task Force

Carol Hoffman, chair saftacarol@...
Judy Baston jrbaston@...
Ralph Salinger salinger@...
Marion Werle werleme@...
Susan Lieberman viuker11@...



JILL ANDERSON

I would very much like to continue to serve on the Board. I have been
a member for three years and feel that now I have more experience I
come to the Board with more ideas and a greater understanding of the
organisation. I have been District Coordinator for Telsiai and
Siauliai and continue to run the Vilnius District Research Group and I
am President of LitvakSIG.

I live in London, UK and am a musician and broadcaster. I studied at
the Royal College of Music (GRSM, ARCM) and have a Masters Degree in
"Performance and Related Studies" >from Goldsmiths, University of
London (MMus). I work as a Presenter for BBC Radio 3 (the national
radio station for classical music, the arts, drama, jazz and world
music) where I present the transmission side of programmes (Network
Presenting), devise and script programmes and read news bulletins.

I started researching my family in the early 1990s and at the
Conference in Los Angeles, I found myself sitting next to Howard
Margol at a LitvakSIG lunch. By the end of lunch, I was District
Coordinator for Telsiai! My involvement with LitvakSIG has continued
and I have visited Lithuania three times. My maternal family came from
Plunge and Birzai and my paternal family >from Rokiskis. I also have
roots in Latvia and Poland. I have attended five conferences and this
year's will be my sixth, I also help out at the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Great Britain and will be giving a talk on LitvakSIG at the
end of the year. I am still researching my family and often help other
researchers find records on the ALD or through the various District
Research Groups.

I hope very much to be re-elected to the Board.


RUSS MAURER

Thank you for considering me as a nominee for a second three-year term
the LitvakSIG Board. I am probably most visible to LitvakSIG members
in my capacity as Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, a
role I have gradually assumed >from Dorothy Leivers, as well as
coordinator of the Vilnius Household Registers project. I feel that I
have been effective in carrying out these roles and building on the
legacy of two decades of records translation work by LitvakSIG. At
the same time, I have tried to be a constructive member of the Board,
both by bringing my perspective and experience >from records
acquisition & translation, and more generally by being a thoughtful
and engaged participant in all the Board's work. The next three years
promise to be challenging for LitvakSIG as our focus for new
translations increasingly turns >from the largely finished pre-WWI
(Russian empire) records to the interwar years, when record keeping,
and the country itself, were organized very differently. How will
LitvakSIG be organized in the future to facilitate our translation
work while still fulfilling the expectations of our members and
donors? How will we secure the financial future of LitvakSIG? I look
forward to working with the rest of the Board to address such issues.

My roots in genealogy and genetics are deep. I was trained as a
molecular biologist, so I have a professional level understanding of
genetic mechanisms and the genetic basis of genealogy. Family research
in my family began with my father, the late Ely Maurer, in the 1980s.
He was one of the pioneers of genealogy research in eastern European
archives, at a time when this was almost unheard of because there was
still the Iron Curtain, and the Internet was yet to be invented. He
left us with two long reports, one about his mother's (Galician)
family and one about his father's (also Galician) family, as well as
preliminary research on my mother's (Litvak) ancestry. Some years ago,
I picked up where my father left off, becoming quite skilled at using
the tools available today as I developed detailed ancestral trees for
all four of my grandparents, as well as my wife's Irish-German-Polish
ancestors.

In the past, I co-coordinated the Svencionys District Research Group
with Rhoda Miller, and currently I coordinate the Klaipeda DRG. I
have completed several volunteer Polish language translation projects
for LitvakSIG as well as for Galician groups.

I am self-taught in Polish, and I have a rudimentary knowledge of
Russian >from having studied it in college, long ago.

I joined five other Board members for a memorable trip to Lithuania in
2017 - my first. I visited key archives (including LVIA, LCVA, KRA,
and the Special Archives) and met the archivists in person. This trip
established cooperative relationships that continue to deepen. On the
same trip I found time to visit some of my maternal ancestral places,
Dwinsk and Lomza - and the unknown Lithuanian hamlet of Tverecius, on
the Belarus border a few miles >from Vidzy, which could be the cradle
of my mother's Vidzy ancestors and may be the source of their surname,
Tveretsky. I have also made several trips to Galicia. I am
spearheading a cemetery preservation project in my paternal ancestral
village of Jodlowa.

I retired in August 2014. When I first ran for a position on the
Board, I expressed the hope that my work would help fulfill a
retirement goal of deepening my involvement in the genealogy
community. I can safely say it's done that and more. I hope to
continue.

Personal:
Born 1949 in Washington, DC
Occupation - retired educator
Residence - near Cleveland, OH



GARRI REGEV

I grew up in Rochester, NY and graduated with a BA in Early Childhood
Education >from Lake Erie College. I have lived in Israel since 1978
and was a first grade teacher for many years at the Frankel School in
Jerusalem and then a teacher of computer related topics in the
elementary school.

My introduction to genealogy came in 1995 when a good friend needed
assistance entering all his family material into a software program
and I have been involved in genealogy ever since. I have done on-site
and on-line research for over 20 years. I have attended nine IAJGS
International Conferences.

I have taught seminars and courses in Genealogy subjects to a variety
of adult groups including Touro College, Hadassah, Yad Vashem and at
the Central Zionist Archives. I have lectured at seven IAJGS
International Jewish Genealogy Conferences and at the EVA/MINERVA
Conference in Jerusalem and recently to JGS groups in Israel.

My volunteer activities include the Israel Museum (since 2008), the
Genealogy Center at the National Library of Israel (since 2013) and at
the Central Zionist Archives (since 2003). I was Vice-Chair of the
2015 International Jewish Genealogy Conference held in Jerusalem,
co-chair of Program for the Conference and have also served as a
Director of the IAJGS. During my first term on the Board of LitvakSIG
I have served as Membership Chair and during the last year also served
as Vice-President.

In addition, I am working on a database >from the holdings of the
Central Zionist Archives regarding Illegal Immigration to the
Palestine Mandate 1936-48. I also assist with various databases that
IGRA is preparing.

I have served as President of the Israel Genealogical Society and the
President of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). I am
currently on the IGRA Board and serve as Membership Chair.

My family has roots in Ukmerge, Seirjai and the Kaunas and Vilnius
districts - as well as St. Petersburg and places I haven't yet
discovered. In 2017 I participated in the LitvakSIG Board visit to
Lithuania where we visited the LCVA, LVIA, KRA and LYA Archives,
witnessed their important work and came to understand the
vulnerability of their records. Meeting with the Archivists was a
wonderful opportunity and it was encouraging to hear their praise of
LitvakSIG and to know that we are a valued partner. Seeing first hand
many of the places where our people lived - and died - was very
moving. I was able to see both Ukmerge and Seirjai and have a somewhat
better picture of where segments of my family came from.

During the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw I was able to spend more than
one occasion with Vitalija Gircyte outside of the lectures. I
appreciated her willingness to cooperate with LitvakSIG and her
respect for our organization. In preparation for the upcoming IAJGS
Conference in Cleveland I have helped coordinate LitvakSIG's guest
speaker, Viadas Agurkis, senior director of the Lithuanian State
Central Archives.

Thank you for considering me as a nominee for the LitvakSIG Board for
a second term.

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Nominating Task Force submits recommendations for LitvakSIG Board election 2019 - third and final notice #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

The LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force recommends the nomination to the
LitvakSIG Board of the following candidates for three year terms: Jill
Anderson, Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. At the end of this message you
will see each nominee's biographical statement providing information
about what they can contribute to the
Board.

Beginning June 22, 2019, any LitvakSIG members in good standing who
were not recommended by the Nominating Task Force may nominate
themselves or any other additional candidates for election as
Directors. They may do so by submitting names and supporting
biographical materials to the secretary of LitvakSIG, Judy Baston
jrbaston@... by electronic transmission not later than
July 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting
will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland, Ohio July 30, 2019.
LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting,
Tuesday, June 30, 2018 during the conference.

Details on the election procedures and distribution of email ballots
will be posted by the Election Task Force.

Submitted by the 2019 Nominating Task Force

Carol Hoffman, chair saftacarol@...
Judy Baston jrbaston@...
Ralph Salinger salinger@...
Marion Werle werleme@...
Susan Lieberman viuker11@...



JILL ANDERSON

I would very much like to continue to serve on the Board. I have been
a member for three years and feel that now I have more experience I
come to the Board with more ideas and a greater understanding of the
organisation. I have been District Coordinator for Telsiai and
Siauliai and continue to run the Vilnius District Research Group and I
am President of LitvakSIG.

I live in London, UK and am a musician and broadcaster. I studied at
the Royal College of Music (GRSM, ARCM) and have a Masters Degree in
"Performance and Related Studies" >from Goldsmiths, University of
London (MMus). I work as a Presenter for BBC Radio 3 (the national
radio station for classical music, the arts, drama, jazz and world
music) where I present the transmission side of programmes (Network
Presenting), devise and script programmes and read news bulletins.

I started researching my family in the early 1990s and at the
Conference in Los Angeles, I found myself sitting next to Howard
Margol at a LitvakSIG lunch. By the end of lunch, I was District
Coordinator for Telsiai! My involvement with LitvakSIG has continued
and I have visited Lithuania three times. My maternal family came from
Plunge and Birzai and my paternal family >from Rokiskis. I also have
roots in Latvia and Poland. I have attended five conferences and this
year's will be my sixth, I also help out at the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Great Britain and will be giving a talk on LitvakSIG at the
end of the year. I am still researching my family and often help other
researchers find records on the ALD or through the various District
Research Groups.

I hope very much to be re-elected to the Board.


RUSS MAURER

Thank you for considering me as a nominee for a second three-year term
the LitvakSIG Board. I am probably most visible to LitvakSIG members
in my capacity as Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, a
role I have gradually assumed >from Dorothy Leivers, as well as
coordinator of the Vilnius Household Registers project. I feel that I
have been effective in carrying out these roles and building on the
legacy of two decades of records translation work by LitvakSIG. At
the same time, I have tried to be a constructive member of the Board,
both by bringing my perspective and experience >from records
acquisition & translation, and more generally by being a thoughtful
and engaged participant in all the Board's work. The next three years
promise to be challenging for LitvakSIG as our focus for new
translations increasingly turns >from the largely finished pre-WWI
(Russian empire) records to the interwar years, when record keeping,
and the country itself, were organized very differently. How will
LitvakSIG be organized in the future to facilitate our translation
work while still fulfilling the expectations of our members and
donors? How will we secure the financial future of LitvakSIG? I look
forward to working with the rest of the Board to address such issues.

My roots in genealogy and genetics are deep. I was trained as a
molecular biologist, so I have a professional level understanding of
genetic mechanisms and the genetic basis of genealogy. Family research
in my family began with my father, the late Ely Maurer, in the 1980s.
He was one of the pioneers of genealogy research in eastern European
archives, at a time when this was almost unheard of because there was
still the Iron Curtain, and the Internet was yet to be invented. He
left us with two long reports, one about his mother's (Galician)
family and one about his father's (also Galician) family, as well as
preliminary research on my mother's (Litvak) ancestry. Some years ago,
I picked up where my father left off, becoming quite skilled at using
the tools available today as I developed detailed ancestral trees for
all four of my grandparents, as well as my wife's Irish-German-Polish
ancestors.

In the past, I co-coordinated the Svencionys District Research Group
with Rhoda Miller, and currently I coordinate the Klaipeda DRG. I
have completed several volunteer Polish language translation projects
for LitvakSIG as well as for Galician groups.

I am self-taught in Polish, and I have a rudimentary knowledge of
Russian >from having studied it in college, long ago.

I joined five other Board members for a memorable trip to Lithuania in
2017 - my first. I visited key archives (including LVIA, LCVA, KRA,
and the Special Archives) and met the archivists in person. This trip
established cooperative relationships that continue to deepen. On the
same trip I found time to visit some of my maternal ancestral places,
Dwinsk and Lomza - and the unknown Lithuanian hamlet of Tverecius, on
the Belarus border a few miles >from Vidzy, which could be the cradle
of my mother's Vidzy ancestors and may be the source of their surname,
Tveretsky. I have also made several trips to Galicia. I am
spearheading a cemetery preservation project in my paternal ancestral
village of Jodlowa.

I retired in August 2014. When I first ran for a position on the
Board, I expressed the hope that my work would help fulfill a
retirement goal of deepening my involvement in the genealogy
community. I can safely say it's done that and more. I hope to
continue.

Personal:
Born 1949 in Washington, DC
Occupation - retired educator
Residence - near Cleveland, OH



GARRI REGEV

I grew up in Rochester, NY and graduated with a BA in Early Childhood
Education >from Lake Erie College. I have lived in Israel since 1978
and was a first grade teacher for many years at the Frankel School in
Jerusalem and then a teacher of computer related topics in the
elementary school.

My introduction to genealogy came in 1995 when a good friend needed
assistance entering all his family material into a software program
and I have been involved in genealogy ever since. I have done on-site
and on-line research for over 20 years. I have attended nine IAJGS
International Conferences.

I have taught seminars and courses in Genealogy subjects to a variety
of adult groups including Touro College, Hadassah, Yad Vashem and at
the Central Zionist Archives. I have lectured at seven IAJGS
International Jewish Genealogy Conferences and at the EVA/MINERVA
Conference in Jerusalem and recently to JGS groups in Israel.

My volunteer activities include the Israel Museum (since 2008), the
Genealogy Center at the National Library of Israel (since 2013) and at
the Central Zionist Archives (since 2003). I was Vice-Chair of the
2015 International Jewish Genealogy Conference held in Jerusalem,
co-chair of Program for the Conference and have also served as a
Director of the IAJGS. During my first term on the Board of LitvakSIG
I have served as Membership Chair and during the last year also served
as Vice-President.

In addition, I am working on a database >from the holdings of the
Central Zionist Archives regarding Illegal Immigration to the
Palestine Mandate 1936-48. I also assist with various databases that
IGRA is preparing.

I have served as President of the Israel Genealogical Society and the
President of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). I am
currently on the IGRA Board and serve as Membership Chair.

My family has roots in Ukmerge, Seirjai and the Kaunas and Vilnius
districts - as well as St. Petersburg and places I haven't yet
discovered. In 2017 I participated in the LitvakSIG Board visit to
Lithuania where we visited the LCVA, LVIA, KRA and LYA Archives,
witnessed their important work and came to understand the
vulnerability of their records. Meeting with the Archivists was a
wonderful opportunity and it was encouraging to hear their praise of
LitvakSIG and to know that we are a valued partner. Seeing first hand
many of the places where our people lived - and died - was very
moving. I was able to see both Ukmerge and Seirjai and have a somewhat
better picture of where segments of my family came from.

During the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw I was able to spend more than
one occasion with Vitalija Gircyte outside of the lectures. I
appreciated her willingness to cooperate with LitvakSIG and her
respect for our organization. In preparation for the upcoming IAJGS
Conference in Cleveland I have helped coordinate LitvakSIG's guest
speaker, Viadas Agurkis, senior director of the Lithuanian State
Central Archives.

Thank you for considering me as a nominee for the LitvakSIG Board for
a second term.

(Poland) Polish Website Highlights Selection of Synagogues That Can Be Visited #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website culture.pl has photographs of Poland's synagogues that survived
World War II - some continue to operate today, while others serve as museums
of the history and culture of Polish Jews. There is also a gallery of
photographs of former synagogues that today function as other buildings. To
view the photographs go to:
https://culture.pl/en/article/9-illustrious-synagogues-you-can-visit-in-pola
nd

On the side of the photographs are links to other interesting sites ---just
click on the titles:
We're Here: Polish Jews Today; Polish Cities Where Jewish Culture Lives On;
YIVO presents Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland; Prewar Jewish Life:
The Secret Life of Menachem Kipnis; Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and
Tel Aviv; An Alternative History of Literature >from Poland; Heaven's Gate:
Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth; The Lost World of Yiddish Films in Poland; Remembering the
Artists of the Warsaw Ghetto; Painting and Sculpture by Polish Jews in the
19th and 20th centuries; The Most Unusual Jewish Publication of Interwar
Poland.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JRI Poland #Poland (Poland) Polish Website Highlights Selection of Synagogues That Can Be Visited #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website culture.pl has photographs of Poland's synagogues that survived
World War II - some continue to operate today, while others serve as museums
of the history and culture of Polish Jews. There is also a gallery of
photographs of former synagogues that today function as other buildings. To
view the photographs go to:
https://culture.pl/en/article/9-illustrious-synagogues-you-can-visit-in-pola
nd

On the side of the photographs are links to other interesting sites ---just
click on the titles:
We're Here: Polish Jews Today; Polish Cities Where Jewish Culture Lives On;
YIVO presents Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland; Prewar Jewish Life:
The Secret Life of Menachem Kipnis; Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and
Tel Aviv; An Alternative History of Literature >from Poland; Heaven's Gate:
Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth; The Lost World of Yiddish Films in Poland; Remembering the
Artists of the Warsaw Ghetto; Painting and Sculpture by Polish Jews in the
19th and 20th centuries; The Most Unusual Jewish Publication of Interwar
Poland.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Hungarian labor camp 108/24 and Solka Liska survivors #general

akolet@...
 

My father in law Zoltan Moshe STROHLI was born in Band' Romania in 1918.
In WW2 he was sent to labor camp No.108/24 of the Hungarian army in
Stanislaw Poland, near the Romanian-Hungarian border, together with 220 Jews.
Zoltan managed to obtain endorsement certificates >from the Righteous
Among the Nations Raoul Wallenberg for all 220 Jews of the camp and
also to nine young Jewish boys he saved >from Solka Liska.
We are looking for families of survivors of labor camp 108/24 and Solka Liska.
Please contact:
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungarian labor camp 108/24 and Solka Liska survivors #general

akolet@...
 

My father in law Zoltan Moshe STROHLI was born in Band' Romania in 1918.
In WW2 he was sent to labor camp No.108/24 of the Hungarian army in
Stanislaw Poland, near the Romanian-Hungarian border, together with 220 Jews.
Zoltan managed to obtain endorsement certificates >from the Righteous
Among the Nations Raoul Wallenberg for all 220 Jews of the camp and
also to nine young Jewish boys he saved >from Solka Liska.
We are looking for families of survivors of labor camp 108/24 and Solka Liska.
Please contact:
Abraham Kolet
akolet@...