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Re: Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

Richard Gaskell <rgaskell@...>
 

You will find a wealth of related information about this at
Richard Gaskell's web site:

http://www.geocities.com/czechandslovakthings/WW2_aguide.htm

bonne chance,

Karel Vanek
Belleville
Canada
Thanks for the plug Karel! :-)

I was actually already "on the case", so back to the original posting by
Peter Bakos:

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him.
Unfortunately I could find no reference to a Franz Hans PODWINETZ in any
material I have or at the National Archive / Public Record Office (BCRC/CRTF
files; Tribunals for Aliens/Internment; Post-war naturalisations). In fact
the only mention of the name PODWINETZ at all came >from the section on
Aliens left at liberty in the UK after review:

PRO reference: HO 396/68 (869+870)
PODWINETZ Johanna
Born: 6th May 1899. Vienna.
Nationality: German formerly Austrian
Police Regn.Cert.No.: 727746
Home Office reference: P.9688
Address: Arden Close, Gilberts Green, Tamworth-in-Arden.
Normal occupation: ----
Present occupation: ----
Exempt >from internment. 13th November 1939.

Regards
Richard Gaskell
London, UK.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

Richard Gaskell <rgaskell@...>
 

You will find a wealth of related information about this at
Richard Gaskell's web site:

http://www.geocities.com/czechandslovakthings/WW2_aguide.htm

bonne chance,

Karel Vanek
Belleville
Canada
Thanks for the plug Karel! :-)

I was actually already "on the case", so back to the original posting by
Peter Bakos:

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him.
Unfortunately I could find no reference to a Franz Hans PODWINETZ in any
material I have or at the National Archive / Public Record Office (BCRC/CRTF
files; Tribunals for Aliens/Internment; Post-war naturalisations). In fact
the only mention of the name PODWINETZ at all came >from the section on
Aliens left at liberty in the UK after review:

PRO reference: HO 396/68 (869+870)
PODWINETZ Johanna
Born: 6th May 1899. Vienna.
Nationality: German formerly Austrian
Police Regn.Cert.No.: 727746
Home Office reference: P.9688
Address: Arden Close, Gilberts Green, Tamworth-in-Arden.
Normal occupation: ----
Present occupation: ----
Exempt >from internment. 13th November 1939.

Regards
Richard Gaskell
London, UK.


The Pinkeltrager of Gut Miskowitz - Tabor Kreis #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Last night I wrote about the possible meaning of
Beunkel/Binkeltrager as a lower form of Hausierer or
pedlar: "Hence in Binkel or Buenkelgehen; Binkel is a
'hold-all' or carrier, so a Buenkelgeher must be the
same a Hausierer. Perhaps he collected rags etc as
opposed to selling items; the seller might have been
higher up the employment ladder!

The word has a pejorative meaning; I have come across
it recently in the phrase Binkel-Jude re immigration
of unwanted Soviet Jews into Austria".

I now have a possible confirmation of this view:

I had noticed that Gut Miskowitz, Tabor Kreis
[Mylskovice] with 32 Jewish families listed in the
1793 census had no fewer than 9 Pinkeltrager.
I have never seen such a cluster before!

Looking at Jiri Fiedler's book on the the Jewish
Sights of Bohemia and Moravia I read:

"The Jewish population increased at the turn of the
18th and 19th century after the arrival of Jewish
families >from Galicia."

So I conclude, perhaps incorrectly, that the
Pinkeltrager of Miskowitz were the bottom of the heap
ie the poor Galician Jews who had arrived and settled
in "town". The home-grown Bohemian pedlars were graced
with the superior word "Hausierer"!

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!

Now to give the poor Galician? Pinkeltrager and
Bettel-manner [beggars] of Miskowitz their hour of
glory, I am delighted to record their names here for
posterity:

Jacob GOTTLIEB; Dawid [sic] SCHWARZ; Michael
BARON; Benedikt KRAUS; Michal [sic] FRANKEL;
Israel DUBSKY; Benedikt KRASCHOPP; Jakob
FREUND; Jakob SPITALER

Bettelmann [beggar]:Joseph SCHONBAUM

and in the neighbouring village of Raudna [Roudna]
also on Gut Miskowitz: Wolf, Kopplman [sic] & Leopold
GROSSLICHT. Leopold was a Bettelmann.

Any descendants out there?

Celia Male [UK]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The Pinkeltrager of Gut Miskowitz - Tabor Kreis #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Last night I wrote about the possible meaning of
Beunkel/Binkeltrager as a lower form of Hausierer or
pedlar: "Hence in Binkel or Buenkelgehen; Binkel is a
'hold-all' or carrier, so a Buenkelgeher must be the
same a Hausierer. Perhaps he collected rags etc as
opposed to selling items; the seller might have been
higher up the employment ladder!

The word has a pejorative meaning; I have come across
it recently in the phrase Binkel-Jude re immigration
of unwanted Soviet Jews into Austria".

I now have a possible confirmation of this view:

I had noticed that Gut Miskowitz, Tabor Kreis
[Mylskovice] with 32 Jewish families listed in the
1793 census had no fewer than 9 Pinkeltrager.
I have never seen such a cluster before!

Looking at Jiri Fiedler's book on the the Jewish
Sights of Bohemia and Moravia I read:

"The Jewish population increased at the turn of the
18th and 19th century after the arrival of Jewish
families >from Galicia."

So I conclude, perhaps incorrectly, that the
Pinkeltrager of Miskowitz were the bottom of the heap
ie the poor Galician Jews who had arrived and settled
in "town". The home-grown Bohemian pedlars were graced
with the superior word "Hausierer"!

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!

Now to give the poor Galician? Pinkeltrager and
Bettel-manner [beggars] of Miskowitz their hour of
glory, I am delighted to record their names here for
posterity:

Jacob GOTTLIEB; Dawid [sic] SCHWARZ; Michael
BARON; Benedikt KRAUS; Michal [sic] FRANKEL;
Israel DUBSKY; Benedikt KRASCHOPP; Jakob
FREUND; Jakob SPITALER

Bettelmann [beggar]:Joseph SCHONBAUM

and in the neighbouring village of Raudna [Roudna]
also on Gut Miskowitz: Wolf, Kopplman [sic] & Leopold
GROSSLICHT. Leopold was a Bettelmann.

Any descendants out there?

Celia Male [UK]


Holitz/Holice #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Hello, once again.

Emil Podwinetz was born in Holitz/Holice around 1859. He died in Vienna on
the sixth of November 1910. He married Ida Haller in Prague around 1888
(their daughter Hedwig was born there on the third of March 1889.

Other than by searching for the marriage, which I will do on my next visit
to Prague, I would like to find the birth of Emil and determine if he had
any brothers or sisters.

The Gundacker list does not have Holice on it, so I suppose there are no
Jewish registers >from there.

The nearest bigger towns which are on the Gundacker list are Hradec Kralove
and Pardubice. But there are also other places. Anybody with ideas where
to search for this birth?

Thanks

Peter Bakos
Paris


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holitz/Holice #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Hello, once again.

Emil Podwinetz was born in Holitz/Holice around 1859. He died in Vienna on
the sixth of November 1910. He married Ida Haller in Prague around 1888
(their daughter Hedwig was born there on the third of March 1889.

Other than by searching for the marriage, which I will do on my next visit
to Prague, I would like to find the birth of Emil and determine if he had
any brothers or sisters.

The Gundacker list does not have Holice on it, so I suppose there are no
Jewish registers >from there.

The nearest bigger towns which are on the Gundacker list are Hradec Kralove
and Pardubice. But there are also other places. Anybody with ideas where
to search for this birth?

Thanks

Peter Bakos
Paris


Synagogue Lists for Altschul #austria-czech

samorai <samorai@...>
 

Would anybody know about possible existence of middle 19th c. lists of
rabbis, gabbais, etc. for the Altschul in Prague? Note. This is NOT the
famed Altneuschul, but the Liberal Judaism synagogue. It was frequented by
prominent philanthropists. It receives a brief mention in Hugo Stransky's
"The Religious Life in the Historic Lands" in Vol I of The Jews of
Czechoslovakia, Philadelphia: JPSA, 1968.

Paul King
Jerusalem

POLLAK - Prague
KONIG - Prague and Beraun Kreis
WEIL - Prague and Beraun Kreis
KOHN - Satec (Saaz) in early 19th c.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Synagogue Lists for Altschul #austria-czech

samorai <samorai@...>
 

Would anybody know about possible existence of middle 19th c. lists of
rabbis, gabbais, etc. for the Altschul in Prague? Note. This is NOT the
famed Altneuschul, but the Liberal Judaism synagogue. It was frequented by
prominent philanthropists. It receives a brief mention in Hugo Stransky's
"The Religious Life in the Historic Lands" in Vol I of The Jews of
Czechoslovakia, Philadelphia: JPSA, 1968.

Paul King
Jerusalem

POLLAK - Prague
KONIG - Prague and Beraun Kreis
WEIL - Prague and Beraun Kreis
KOHN - Satec (Saaz) in early 19th c.


Meeting of the IGS-Negev #general

martha <martha@...>
 

Meeting Announcement - March 2005

Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "

The next meeting of the IGS-Negev branch will take place:
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005

Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)

Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit Omer

The topic of the meeting will be: "Using online Israeli Databases: variations on
ways to search that improve success."

Please bring any problems and/or successes you have had using the Yad Vashem,
Knesset Shoah accounts, [Hebrew University] Dutch Jewry and other Israeli
databases. A sheet with search URLs will be distributed.

Phones for details or questions:
Martha Lev-Zion - 6460494
Shirley Rosen - 6422589

Visit the web site of IGS: www.isragen.org.il

Membership dues of NIS 220 for 2005 are still accepted if you haven't already
paid. Checks should be written to the order of the: Israel Genealogical Society.

The Israel Genealogy Society
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041

Martha Lev-Zion


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting of the IGS-Negev #general

martha <martha@...>
 

Meeting Announcement - March 2005

Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "

The next meeting of the IGS-Negev branch will take place:
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005

Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)

Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit Omer

The topic of the meeting will be: "Using online Israeli Databases: variations on
ways to search that improve success."

Please bring any problems and/or successes you have had using the Yad Vashem,
Knesset Shoah accounts, [Hebrew University] Dutch Jewry and other Israeli
databases. A sheet with search URLs will be distributed.

Phones for details or questions:
Martha Lev-Zion - 6460494
Shirley Rosen - 6422589

Visit the web site of IGS: www.isragen.org.il

Membership dues of NIS 220 for 2005 are still accepted if you haven't already
paid. Checks should be written to the order of the: Israel Genealogical Society.

The Israel Genealogy Society
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041

Martha Lev-Zion


BIALYGen (Bialystok Region) Website Expanded #poland

Bialystoker
 

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm. Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Publications section has been initiated.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Publications.htm

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/RLO_USHMM.htm

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen

region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Testimonies.htm

Bialystok Cemeteries
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/BialCem.htm

Also, the Town table at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Towns.htm and the Links
section at http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Links.htm have
been updated.

If your research interest is in the Bialystok (former Grodno Gubernia)
area, join our discussion group. >from our homepage at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm, click on
"Discussion forum."

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland BIALYGen (Bialystok Region) Website Expanded #poland

Bialystoker
 

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm. Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Publications section has been initiated.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Publications.htm

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/RLO_USHMM.htm

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen

region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Testimonies.htm

Bialystok Cemeteries
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/BialCem.htm

Also, the Town table at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Towns.htm and the Links
section at http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Links.htm have
been updated.

If your research interest is in the Bialystok (former Grodno Gubernia)
area, join our discussion group. >from our homepage at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm, click on
"Discussion forum."

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Re: Liberation of Ahlem Labor Camp, Destination of those in Lodz Ghetto #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

If anyone wants more information about this event or thinks he/she may know
someone who was in the Ahlem Labor Camp (prisoners were all male), please
contact me. For your information, another article with photos taken at the
ceremony was published in the Sioux City Journal Feb 19.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
Ahlem Labor Camp Documentary -Consultant/Researcher

*******

Judy Segal wrote to the JewishGen listserv:

<<<
The Sunday edition of the New York Times has a detailed report about a photo
album compiled by one of the American soldiers who had liberated the Ahlem
Labor Camp, near Hannover, Germany.

The man, Vernon TOTT, still lives in Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Tott, who now is
80 and terminally ill, was visited at his home last week by two of the men
he had liberated on April 10, 1945.

He had been scheduled to be honored at the Holocaust Museum in Washington,
D.C, but he is too sick to travel, so these former prisoners came to him. A
ceremony was held at the Sioux City synagogue.

This report is posted at:

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/national/20ahlem.html

but the Times keeps its content available on-line for free for only a week.

According to the Times, the photo album is posted at:

www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album

Most of the prisoners came >from the Lodz ghetto; most did not survive.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Liberation of Ahlem Labor Camp, Destination of those in Lodz Ghetto #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

If anyone wants more information about this event or thinks he/she may know
someone who was in the Ahlem Labor Camp (prisoners were all male), please
contact me. For your information, another article with photos taken at the
ceremony was published in the Sioux City Journal Feb 19.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
Ahlem Labor Camp Documentary -Consultant/Researcher

*******

Judy Segal wrote to the JewishGen listserv:

<<<
The Sunday edition of the New York Times has a detailed report about a photo
album compiled by one of the American soldiers who had liberated the Ahlem
Labor Camp, near Hannover, Germany.

The man, Vernon TOTT, still lives in Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Tott, who now is
80 and terminally ill, was visited at his home last week by two of the men
he had liberated on April 10, 1945.

He had been scheduled to be honored at the Holocaust Museum in Washington,
D.C, but he is too sick to travel, so these former prisoners came to him. A
ceremony was held at the Sioux City synagogue.

This report is posted at:

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/national/20ahlem.html

but the Times keeps its content available on-line for free for only a week.

According to the Times, the photo album is posted at:

www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album

Most of the prisoners came >from the Lodz ghetto; most did not survive.


Sierpc Indexing Project (Plock Archives) #poland

suejurisz@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project is happy to announce that
the indices to all the Jewish vital records of Sierpc--not filmed by
the LDS (Mormons)--have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw,
as part of the Plock Polish State Archives (PSA) Project.

Sierpc, located at Latitude 52º53'00, Longitude 19º40'00, is in the
Warszawa Province of Poland, and is 71 miles (114.3 km) North West of
Warsaw, in the Plock area.

The total number of records for this project is 3,069.

Summary of Sierpc Records indexed:

Births: 1,233
Marriages: 858
Deaths: 977

Years covered by these records: 1886-1903

Surnames Found in the New Indices:

These are the most common surnames found in the Sierpc indices.
(The number of entries follows the name.)

CZARNOCZAPK (44), GLAZER (40), LICHT (37), ARFA (33), BLUMAN (33),
BURSZTYN (32), BORENSZTEJN (27), GOLDSZTEJN (26), ZABICKI (25),
NEJMAN (24), SZAMPAN (24), ISZAJEWICZ (23), BERLINSKI (22), GERLIC (22),
KAC (22), LICHTENSZTEJN (22), JURKEWICZ (21), KON (21), TACA (21),
SZLAKMAN (20).

However, there are a total of 853 surnames in the records. A list
of all surnames appearing in the Sierpc indices is now online at:

http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/sierpc_surn.htm

If you would like to know the number of times any surname appears
in the new indices or more about the Sierpc project, please contact
me at: suejurisz@...

The total cost to index the Sierpc records is $750. The qualifying
contribution is $75, which makes you eligible to obtain the vital
records Excel file as well as some additional 20th century records
as they become available. Please make sure to note "For Sierpc
Indexing Project" on your contribution.

Contributions to "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland" may be made
by check, bank draft, money order or credit card.

To make contributions by Visa or MasterCard please go to
http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm and click on the Visa or MasterCard
symbols. Send your cash, bank draft or money order contributions or
questions concerning donations to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA
Telephone: (301) 341-1261 Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@...

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization. Contributions to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. to the extent permitted by law.

A number of other towns in the Sierpc area are part of the Plock Archives
Project. If you are interested in any other town in the Plock area, please
contact Greta James, Plock Archives Project Coordinator at:
gjam6037@....

Best wishes,

Sue Jurisz
New Hope, Minnesota
Sierpc Town Leader
Plock Archives Project
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

suejurisz@...


JRI Poland #Poland Sierpc Indexing Project (Plock Archives) #poland

suejurisz@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project is happy to announce that
the indices to all the Jewish vital records of Sierpc--not filmed by
the LDS (Mormons)--have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw,
as part of the Plock Polish State Archives (PSA) Project.

Sierpc, located at Latitude 52º53'00, Longitude 19º40'00, is in the
Warszawa Province of Poland, and is 71 miles (114.3 km) North West of
Warsaw, in the Plock area.

The total number of records for this project is 3,069.

Summary of Sierpc Records indexed:

Births: 1,233
Marriages: 858
Deaths: 977

Years covered by these records: 1886-1903

Surnames Found in the New Indices:

These are the most common surnames found in the Sierpc indices.
(The number of entries follows the name.)

CZARNOCZAPK (44), GLAZER (40), LICHT (37), ARFA (33), BLUMAN (33),
BURSZTYN (32), BORENSZTEJN (27), GOLDSZTEJN (26), ZABICKI (25),
NEJMAN (24), SZAMPAN (24), ISZAJEWICZ (23), BERLINSKI (22), GERLIC (22),
KAC (22), LICHTENSZTEJN (22), JURKEWICZ (21), KON (21), TACA (21),
SZLAKMAN (20).

However, there are a total of 853 surnames in the records. A list
of all surnames appearing in the Sierpc indices is now online at:

http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/sierpc_surn.htm

If you would like to know the number of times any surname appears
in the new indices or more about the Sierpc project, please contact
me at: suejurisz@...

The total cost to index the Sierpc records is $750. The qualifying
contribution is $75, which makes you eligible to obtain the vital
records Excel file as well as some additional 20th century records
as they become available. Please make sure to note "For Sierpc
Indexing Project" on your contribution.

Contributions to "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland" may be made
by check, bank draft, money order or credit card.

To make contributions by Visa or MasterCard please go to
http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm and click on the Visa or MasterCard
symbols. Send your cash, bank draft or money order contributions or
questions concerning donations to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA
Telephone: (301) 341-1261 Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@...

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization. Contributions to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. to the extent permitted by law.

A number of other towns in the Sierpc area are part of the Plock Archives
Project. If you are interested in any other town in the Plock area, please
contact Greta James, Plock Archives Project Coordinator at:
gjam6037@....

Best wishes,

Sue Jurisz
New Hope, Minnesota
Sierpc Town Leader
Plock Archives Project
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

suejurisz@...


BIALYGen Website Expanded #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BIALYGenners:

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm. Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Publications section has been initiated. Here you will find a
bibliography of books, videos and other publications on the BIALYGen
Region, including short synopses where available. We are asking members
to provide more titles for this effort and to provide short synopses for
books and videos already entered. See Rakovska, Pu'ah, "My Life as a
Radical Jewish Women: Memoirs of a Zionist feminist in Poland" for an
example of such a synopsis.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Publications.htm

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/RLO_USHMM.htm

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen
region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Testimonies.htm

Bialystok Cemeteries
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/BialCem.htm

BIALYGen Towns Archival Data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The BIALYGen table of towns has been updated to show other records
available at Archives in Poland and Belarus as reported by Miriam Weiner
in her Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database
(www.rtrfoundation.org).
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Towns.htm

Tykocin Links
~~~~~~~~~~
The BIALYGen Links section has been updated with links for Tykocin.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Links.htm

I hope this information is of value and/or interest to you. I am sure
many of you have materials of interest to the rest of us. Please contact
Sidney Zabludoff at SJZ@... or myself at
Bialystoker@... if you can help.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland BIALYGen Website Expanded #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BIALYGenners:

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm. Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Publications section has been initiated. Here you will find a
bibliography of books, videos and other publications on the BIALYGen
Region, including short synopses where available. We are asking members
to provide more titles for this effort and to provide short synopses for
books and videos already entered. See Rakovska, Pu'ah, "My Life as a
Radical Jewish Women: Memoirs of a Zionist feminist in Poland" for an
example of such a synopsis.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Publications.htm

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/RLO_USHMM.htm

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen
region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Testimonies.htm

Bialystok Cemeteries
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/BialCem.htm

BIALYGen Towns Archival Data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The BIALYGen table of towns has been updated to show other records
available at Archives in Poland and Belarus as reported by Miriam Weiner
in her Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database
(www.rtrfoundation.org).
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Towns.htm

Tykocin Links
~~~~~~~~~~
The BIALYGen Links section has been updated with links for Tykocin.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Links.htm

I hope this information is of value and/or interest to you. I am sure
many of you have materials of interest to the rest of us. Please contact
Sidney Zabludoff at SJZ@... or myself at
Bialystoker@... if you can help.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Western and Eastern Galicia divisions - understanding the division and terms #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

1 Introduction

It is my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong) that the terms of
Eastern and Western Galicia are fairly new, since I could not locate
references to such geographical division in pre WWI Austrian sources.

It appears that the adopted line dividing East and West sides of the old
Crown territory has been drawn alongside the post WWII Poland/USSR (Ukraine)
border.

Please refer to the map on the link shown below which exhibits this line
(shown in pinkish color)

http://tinyurl.com/49bzp


2. Interwar (1918-1939) Poland division of ex Polish Galicia territory

Malopolska (Little Poland) historical region includes territories with the
main towns of Krakow, Tarnow and Nowy Sacz.

In 1918 Poland has invaded newly established West Ukarinian Republic and has
captured all ex Polish Galicia territories which included Lwow, Stanislawow
and Tarnopol regions. Those territories have been renamed Malopolska
Wschodnia (East Little Poland) and original Malopolska has been christened
Malopolska Zachodnia (West Little Poland).

This is an important issue since Lwow Province and its capital city located
in the Eastern Galicia covers large part of the Western Galicia including
major Jewish towns of the Western Galicia such as Rzeszow, Przemysl, Sanok,
Jaroslaw, Krosno, Lisko, Brzozow, Nisko, Kolbuszowa, Strzyzow, Lancut and
Tarnobrzeg.

Following war with Russia in 1920 and the peace treaty (Leon Trotsky - Brest
Litowsk), Poland has also captured all Wolyn territory, Polesie (Belarus)
and the large part of the newly established Lithuanian Republic with its
capital Wilno (Vilna - Vilnius).

Please refer to Poland 1921 map showing Poland in its 1921 borders, incl.
incorporated territories in the East, part of the Upper Silesia and "Polish
corridor" with access to the Baltic Sea (Gdansk-Danzig received the status
of the Free City).

http://www.pgsa.org/images/pol1921_disp.gif

3. Kresy

Kresy (The border lands) is another term used to describe the territories of
the Poland Lithuanian Commonwealth (mainly Podolia and Wolynia regions of
Ukraine) which have been successfully colonized thanks mainly to the Jewish
participation in 16th and 17th centuries.
Kresy are also often used to describe also territories of the western part
of Galicia. It is not geographically and historically correct but
nonetheless it is used generally in Poland. People >from Kresy are known as
"Kresowiaki" (border lands inhabitants).

4. Zabuzhanie

Another term describing people that have originated >from the "other" (east)
side of the Bug River. Bug River divides Poland >from modern, Belarus and
part of Ukraine (Wolyn) per 1945 borders division but "over Bug" term is
also used for any other territories east >from the modern Poland borders.
Archives in Warsaw that contains the vital records >from the east (re:
agreement with Ukraine in 1945) are also known as Archiwum Zabuzanskie.

Alexander Sharon

Calgary, Alberta


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Western and Eastern Galicia divisions - understanding the division and terms #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

1 Introduction

It is my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong) that the terms of
Eastern and Western Galicia are fairly new, since I could not locate
references to such geographical division in pre WWI Austrian sources.

It appears that the adopted line dividing East and West sides of the old
Crown territory has been drawn alongside the post WWII Poland/USSR (Ukraine)
border.

Please refer to the map on the link shown below which exhibits this line
(shown in pinkish color)

http://tinyurl.com/49bzp


2. Interwar (1918-1939) Poland division of ex Polish Galicia territory

Malopolska (Little Poland) historical region includes territories with the
main towns of Krakow, Tarnow and Nowy Sacz.

In 1918 Poland has invaded newly established West Ukarinian Republic and has
captured all ex Polish Galicia territories which included Lwow, Stanislawow
and Tarnopol regions. Those territories have been renamed Malopolska
Wschodnia (East Little Poland) and original Malopolska has been christened
Malopolska Zachodnia (West Little Poland).

This is an important issue since Lwow Province and its capital city located
in the Eastern Galicia covers large part of the Western Galicia including
major Jewish towns of the Western Galicia such as Rzeszow, Przemysl, Sanok,
Jaroslaw, Krosno, Lisko, Brzozow, Nisko, Kolbuszowa, Strzyzow, Lancut and
Tarnobrzeg.

Following war with Russia in 1920 and the peace treaty (Leon Trotsky - Brest
Litowsk), Poland has also captured all Wolyn territory, Polesie (Belarus)
and the large part of the newly established Lithuanian Republic with its
capital Wilno (Vilna - Vilnius).

Please refer to Poland 1921 map showing Poland in its 1921 borders, incl.
incorporated territories in the East, part of the Upper Silesia and "Polish
corridor" with access to the Baltic Sea (Gdansk-Danzig received the status
of the Free City).

http://www.pgsa.org/images/pol1921_disp.gif

3. Kresy

Kresy (The border lands) is another term used to describe the territories of
the Poland Lithuanian Commonwealth (mainly Podolia and Wolynia regions of
Ukraine) which have been successfully colonized thanks mainly to the Jewish
participation in 16th and 17th centuries.
Kresy are also often used to describe also territories of the western part
of Galicia. It is not geographically and historically correct but
nonetheless it is used generally in Poland. People >from Kresy are known as
"Kresowiaki" (border lands inhabitants).

4. Zabuzhanie

Another term describing people that have originated >from the "other" (east)
side of the Bug River. Bug River divides Poland >from modern, Belarus and
part of Ukraine (Wolyn) per 1945 borders division but "over Bug" term is
also used for any other territories east >from the modern Poland borders.
Archives in Warsaw that contains the vital records >from the east (re:
agreement with Ukraine in 1945) are also known as Archiwum Zabuzanskie.

Alexander Sharon

Calgary, Alberta