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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Latin America #LatinAmerica Looking for Argentine resources and information about Pedro KIZNER #latinamerica

Joseph Walder
 

I'm looking for searchable Argentine web sites as I try to find
information about my mother's father, Pedro KIZNER. He left Russia in
1913 at the age of about 16 and went to Argentina. He came to the US
in 1922, married my grandmother in Los Angeles, California in 1926,
and then abandoned her with two small children in about 1932. He
returned to Argentina in 1940 after training as an evangelical
Christian missionary. He lived in Rosario, San Fe province, and spent
his time tring to convert Jews who lived in the agricultural colonies.
He died in Rosario in 1974.


The 1922 passenger manifest for Pedro Kizner when he came to the US
stated that he had a sister, Ana KIZNER, in Buenos Aires.


Busco sitios web argentinos con capacidad de b=C3=BAsqueda mientras trato
de encontrar informaci=C3=B3n sobre el padre de mi madre, Pedro KIZNER.
Dej=C3=B3 Rusia en 1913 a la edad de unos 16 a=C3=B1os y se fue a la Argent=
ina.
Lleg=C3=B3 a los Estados Unidos en 1922, se cas=C3=B3 con mi abuela en Los
=C3=81ngeles, California en 1926, y luego la abandon=C3=B3 con dos ni=C3=B1=
os
peque=C3=B1os aproximadamente en 1932. Regres=C3=B3 a la Argentina en 1940
despu=C3=A9s de entrenarse como misionera evang=C3=A9lica cristiana. Viv=C3=
=ADa en
Rosario, provincia de San Fe, y pasaba su tiempo tratando de convertir
a los jud=C3=ADos que viv=C3=ADan en las colonias agr=C3=ADcolas. Muri=C3=
=B3 en Rosario en
1974.


El manifiesto de pasajeros de 1922 para Pedro Kizner cuando lleg=C3=B3 a
los Estados Unidos declar=C3=B3 que ten=C3=ADa una hermana, Ana KIZNER, en
Buenos Aires.


Many thanks for any suggestions. Gracias por cualquiera sugerencia.


Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA

Moderator note: http://avotaynu.com/2016SummerPage01.pdf


Latin America #LatinAmerica JewishGen Email/Registration Update #latinamerica

bounce-3735554-772964@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

We apologize for any confusion regarding our recent efforts to
encourage users to update their JewishGen registrations. Please
disregard the previous email. All you need to do is visit the
following page:
https://www.jewishgen.org/new/please-reconfirm-your-email/

Thank you for helping us to maintain the accuracy and integrity of our
website and mailing list.
If you have any questions, please email info@....

Shabbat Shalom and thank you for being part of the JewishGen.org family.
Avraham
--
Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org
Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY | 10280
646.437.4326 | agroll@...
Visit us at JewishGen.org


Looking for Argentine resources and information about Pedro KIZNER #latinamerica

Joseph Walder
 

I'm looking for searchable Argentine web sites as I try to find
information about my mother's father, Pedro KIZNER. He left Russia in
1913 at the age of about 16 and went to Argentina. He came to the US
in 1922, married my grandmother in Los Angeles, California in 1926,
and then abandoned her with two small children in about 1932. He
returned to Argentina in 1940 after training as an evangelical
Christian missionary. He lived in Rosario, San Fe province, and spent
his time tring to convert Jews who lived in the agricultural colonies.
He died in Rosario in 1974.


The 1922 passenger manifest for Pedro Kizner when he came to the US
stated that he had a sister, Ana KIZNER, in Buenos Aires.


Busco sitios web argentinos con capacidad de b=C3=BAsqueda mientras trato
de encontrar informaci=C3=B3n sobre el padre de mi madre, Pedro KIZNER.
Dej=C3=B3 Rusia en 1913 a la edad de unos 16 a=C3=B1os y se fue a la Argent=
ina.
Lleg=C3=B3 a los Estados Unidos en 1922, se cas=C3=B3 con mi abuela en Los
=C3=81ngeles, California en 1926, y luego la abandon=C3=B3 con dos ni=C3=B1=
os
peque=C3=B1os aproximadamente en 1932. Regres=C3=B3 a la Argentina en 1940
despu=C3=A9s de entrenarse como misionera evang=C3=A9lica cristiana. Viv=C3=
=ADa en
Rosario, provincia de San Fe, y pasaba su tiempo tratando de convertir
a los jud=C3=ADos que viv=C3=ADan en las colonias agr=C3=ADcolas. Muri=C3=
=B3 en Rosario en
1974.


El manifiesto de pasajeros de 1922 para Pedro Kizner cuando lleg=C3=B3 a
los Estados Unidos declar=C3=B3 que ten=C3=ADa una hermana, Ana KIZNER, en
Buenos Aires.


Many thanks for any suggestions. Gracias por cualquiera sugerencia.


Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA

Moderator note: http://avotaynu.com/2016SummerPage01.pdf


JewishGen Email/Registration Update #latinamerica

bounce-3735554-772964@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

We apologize for any confusion regarding our recent efforts to
encourage users to update their JewishGen registrations. Please
disregard the previous email. All you need to do is visit the
following page:
https://www.jewishgen.org/new/please-reconfirm-your-email/

Thank you for helping us to maintain the accuracy and integrity of our
website and mailing list.
If you have any questions, please email info@....

Shabbat Shalom and thank you for being part of the JewishGen.org family.
Avraham
--
Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org
Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY | 10280
646.437.4326 | agroll@...
Visit us at JewishGen.org


Latin America #LatinAmerica Seeking Information on Family Wolf(s)thal in Argentina #latinamerica

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,
I am researching the roots of family WOLFSTHAL (interchangably
WOLFTHAL) >from Galicia. In doing so, I have some findings about some
members of the family going to Argentina, and I would appreciate
information or contact on these persons:
(1)
In the list of passengers of the ship Zeelandia, arrived to Buenos
Aires on Dec 18, 1925,
(https://www.hebrewsurnames.com/arrival_ZEELANDIA_1925-12-18)
I see the name of Koch F. WOLFTHAL., Dawid Leib, age 31, originally
from Prodgrodzil (which might be misspelling for Podgrodzie which lies
just west of Rzeszow in Galicia )
(2)
I found names of 3 family members (Heinrich, Ludwig, Stefanie
WOLFTHAL) who arrived in 1950 to Buenos Aires >from Belgium.
(3)
And lastly, more searches revealed few persons with family names
WOLFTHAL buried in Tablada.

Thank you - Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal, Israel
--


Seeking Information on Family Wolf(s)thal in Argentina #latinamerica

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,
I am researching the roots of family WOLFSTHAL (interchangably
WOLFTHAL) >from Galicia. In doing so, I have some findings about some
members of the family going to Argentina, and I would appreciate
information or contact on these persons:
(1)
In the list of passengers of the ship Zeelandia, arrived to Buenos
Aires on Dec 18, 1925,
(https://www.hebrewsurnames.com/arrival_ZEELANDIA_1925-12-18)
I see the name of Koch F. WOLFTHAL., Dawid Leib, age 31, originally
from Prodgrodzil (which might be misspelling for Podgrodzie which lies
just west of Rzeszow in Galicia )
(2)
I found names of 3 family members (Heinrich, Ludwig, Stefanie
WOLFTHAL) who arrived in 1950 to Buenos Aires >from Belgium.
(3)
And lastly, more searches revealed few persons with family names
WOLFTHAL buried in Tablada.

Thank you - Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal, Israel
--


Hungary SIG #Hungary "Modezarhely" #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Ronald,

Have you seen passenger manifests or naturalization records for any =
other family members? That could help you to find the place or at least =
narrow down the county.

The place could be Hodmezo-Vasarhely in Csongrad megye or =
Maros-Vasarhely in Maros-Torda (now Romania).

Vivian Kahn
Hungarian Research Director=


"Modezarhely" #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Ronald,

Have you seen passenger manifests or naturalization records for any =
other family members? That could help you to find the place or at least =
narrow down the county.

The place could be Hodmezo-Vasarhely in Csongrad megye or =
Maros-Vasarhely in Maros-Torda (now Romania).

Vivian Kahn
Hungarian Research Director=


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate #ukraine

philafrum
 

I've posted a two-page letter in Russian for which I need a translation into English. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75098 and

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75099.

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

Thank you very much.


Evan Fishman


ViewMate #ukraine

philafrum
 

I've posted a two-page letter in Russian for which I need a translation into English. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75098 and

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75099.

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

Thank you very much.


Evan Fishman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate #ukraine

philafrum
 

I've posted an inscription (dated 1910) in Russian on the back of a photograph for which I need a translation into English. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75100

The photograph can be found at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75101. I'd appreciate identification of this unknown family.

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

Thank you very much.

Evan Fishman


ViewMate #ukraine

philafrum
 

I've posted an inscription (dated 1910) in Russian on the back of a photograph for which I need a translation into English. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75100

The photograph can be found at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75101. I'd appreciate identification of this unknown family.

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

Thank you very much.

Evan Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cousins Search - WEIL #general

SANDI ROOT
 

Friends -

A search for a segment of our family history is becoming more active as floodgates
opened so I could continue to receive information on the circumstances of the post-
Normandy (June 21, 1944) battle death of my cousin, Pfc. Allan M. GOOD, of Chicago.
The gate opener in this case is JewishGenner, Francoise Kraftray, of France, who
nudged those gates open as far as she could, and I am so grateful. Now, I need to
find his grand niece and 2 nephews, who are the only ones I am aware of who are
closest in his line. I need to find them and tell them what wartime background I
found on Allan that the family, especially Allan's parents, most likely never knew,
because the material was classified. What was classified then, is unclassified
now, and I want to share the information with them, where it truly belongs.
Looking for: Adam, Eric, and Katelyn WEIL, descendants of Allan's sister,
Sylvia (GOOD) WEIL.

Thank you is not enough,
Sandi Root
roadrunr2@...

Actively Searching:

BADESCH, BANUS /BENESH /BENESCH /BENIS /BENNITZ /BENITEZ /BENNISH /BEINASH
/BEINASHOWITZ, BECKERMAN, BLOCK/BLOCH, BLUMENTHAL/BLUM, BRODY, CHEKOWSKI
/CHEKOFSKI, /COHEN /KAHAN /KAGAN, EICHEL, FRIEDLEN, FRIEDMAN, GALINA, GOLD,
GREENBERG, GUTKOWSKY /GOOD, HANAK, HARWICK, HERRE, JANKELOWITZ /JACOBSON,
KRIZANSKI, LIEBOVITCH, MANNE, MENDELSON, MICHELSON, NIDER, OFFMAN /HOFFMAN,
PETERS, PISER, ROTHCHILD, SCHNEIDERMAN /SNYDERMAN, SUVALKER /SUVALSKI, TABACK,


Cousins Search - WEIL #general

SANDI ROOT
 

Friends -

A search for a segment of our family history is becoming more active as floodgates
opened so I could continue to receive information on the circumstances of the post-
Normandy (June 21, 1944) battle death of my cousin, Pfc. Allan M. GOOD, of Chicago.
The gate opener in this case is JewishGenner, Francoise Kraftray, of France, who
nudged those gates open as far as she could, and I am so grateful. Now, I need to
find his grand niece and 2 nephews, who are the only ones I am aware of who are
closest in his line. I need to find them and tell them what wartime background I
found on Allan that the family, especially Allan's parents, most likely never knew,
because the material was classified. What was classified then, is unclassified
now, and I want to share the information with them, where it truly belongs.
Looking for: Adam, Eric, and Katelyn WEIL, descendants of Allan's sister,
Sylvia (GOOD) WEIL.

Thank you is not enough,
Sandi Root
roadrunr2@...

Actively Searching:

BADESCH, BANUS /BENESH /BENESCH /BENIS /BENNITZ /BENITEZ /BENNISH /BEINASH
/BEINASHOWITZ, BECKERMAN, BLOCK/BLOCH, BLUMENTHAL/BLUM, BRODY, CHEKOWSKI
/CHEKOFSKI, /COHEN /KAHAN /KAGAN, EICHEL, FRIEDLEN, FRIEDMAN, GALINA, GOLD,
GREENBERG, GUTKOWSKY /GOOD, HANAK, HARWICK, HERRE, JANKELOWITZ /JACOBSON,
KRIZANSKI, LIEBOVITCH, MANNE, MENDELSON, MICHELSON, NIDER, OFFMAN /HOFFMAN,
PETERS, PISER, ROTHCHILD, SCHNEIDERMAN /SNYDERMAN, SUVALKER /SUVALSKI, TABACK,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Belgium- Netherlands) Genealogy Online Provides Jewish Monument of WW2 Victims #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Genealogy Online has information on Belgian and Dutch Archives. They are
commemorating the end of World War ll by marking the World War ll victims in
their publication While their website has a list of over 5,500 marked World
War ll victims, one of the items is the War Graves Foundation of the Jewish
Monument with over 104,000 people who were persecuted in the Netherlands and
did not survive the Holocaust.

Within the online monument, visitors, editors, family members and historians
work together to collect stories and memories.Go to this website to see the Jewish
monument. Some have family trees as part of their story:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/filtered/index.php?filter=jdsm&pagina=1

To see all of the databases go to:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/

The website is offered four languages: Nederland, English, German and French. The
word "taal" is language and you may change to any of the four languages.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Belgium- Netherlands) Genealogy Online Provides Jewish Monument of WW2 Victims #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Genealogy Online has information on Belgian and Dutch Archives. They are
commemorating the end of World War ll by marking the World War ll victims in
their publication While their website has a list of over 5,500 marked World
War ll victims, one of the items is the War Graves Foundation of the Jewish
Monument with over 104,000 people who were persecuted in the Netherlands and
did not survive the Holocaust.

Within the online monument, visitors, editors, family members and historians
work together to collect stories and memories.Go to this website to see the Jewish
monument. Some have family trees as part of their story:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/filtered/index.php?filter=jdsm&pagina=1

To see all of the databases go to:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/

The website is offered four languages: Nederland, English, German and French. The
word "taal" is language and you may change to any of the four languages.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Austria) Austria to Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Victims of Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported in several international newspapers, last week the Austrian
Parliament voted unanimously to give descendants of the Holocaust who fled
the country before 1955, eligibility for citizenship under the new law. The
amended change in the law is the date of 1955 rather than 1945, the year
World War ll ended. Previously only Holocaust survivors were eligible for
citizenship. The reason 1955 is important is because the definition of a
victim of Nazi persecution has been extended to include people who left the
country for up to ten years after the end of the Second World War. This
allows those interned in concentration camps who did not leave immediately
after the end of the war can now regain their nationality. The law becomes
effective September 1, 2020.

The bill was originally voted by a broad majority last May as previously
reported, but due to former Chancellor Kurtz's coalition collapsing earlier
this year its passage was prevented. As reported, children, grandchildren,
and great- grandchildren of those who fled may apply for citizenship.

The only people prevented >from Austrian citizenship are those convicted of a
violent crime or financial misdemeanors or those with "a negative attitude
towards Austrian democracy."

Descendants of nationals >from other countries of the now defunct
Austro-Hungarian Empire who lived in Austria are also eligible. Today that
is >from the Czech Republic to beyond Croatia in 1918.

The bill also makes an exception to strict rules about dual nationality,
granting passports without the need to reside in Austria or give up previous
nationality.

All parties agreed to the law.

See:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/20/austria-to-grant-citizenship-to-descendants-of-victims-of-nazism
and
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/20/austria-extends-citizenship-descendants-nazi-regimes-victims/
and;
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/austrian-parliament-grants-holocaust-survivors-descendants-right-to-citizenship-1.7867487

I have no more information on this other than what was reported. Please do
not ask me for any for any further information. If you need more information
contact the Austrian General Counsel in your county.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Austria) Austria to Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Victims of Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported in several international newspapers, last week the Austrian
Parliament voted unanimously to give descendants of the Holocaust who fled
the country before 1955, eligibility for citizenship under the new law. The
amended change in the law is the date of 1955 rather than 1945, the year
World War ll ended. Previously only Holocaust survivors were eligible for
citizenship. The reason 1955 is important is because the definition of a
victim of Nazi persecution has been extended to include people who left the
country for up to ten years after the end of the Second World War. This
allows those interned in concentration camps who did not leave immediately
after the end of the war can now regain their nationality. The law becomes
effective September 1, 2020.

The bill was originally voted by a broad majority last May as previously
reported, but due to former Chancellor Kurtz's coalition collapsing earlier
this year its passage was prevented. As reported, children, grandchildren,
and great- grandchildren of those who fled may apply for citizenship.

The only people prevented >from Austrian citizenship are those convicted of a
violent crime or financial misdemeanors or those with "a negative attitude
towards Austrian democracy."

Descendants of nationals >from other countries of the now defunct
Austro-Hungarian Empire who lived in Austria are also eligible. Today that
is >from the Czech Republic to beyond Croatia in 1918.

The bill also makes an exception to strict rules about dual nationality,
granting passports without the need to reside in Austria or give up previous
nationality.

All parties agreed to the law.

See:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/20/austria-to-grant-citizenship-to-descendants-of-victims-of-nazism
and
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/20/austria-extends-citizenship-descendants-nazi-regimes-victims/
and;
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/austrian-parliament-grants-holocaust-survivors-descendants-right-to-citizenship-1.7867487

I have no more information on this other than what was reported. Please do
not ask me for any for any further information. If you need more information
contact the Austrian General Counsel in your county.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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