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VIEWMATE: 1903 Zionist Medallion given to Russian Soldier #general

Jeffrey M.Dreifuss <jsgran@...>
 

In 1902 my wife's grandfather was conscripted into the Russian Army for
service in Manchuria. According to the story, his mother never
expected to see him again and gave him a medallion, that appears to
have a Zionist theme. We are unable to read the inscriptions which
appear to be in Hebrew and Yiddish. I have placed copies of both sides
of (a replica of) the medallion on Viewmate as files VM3034 and VM3035.

We would appreciate help with the translation of the medallion, and
more importantly, information about the nature of the medallion itself.
If anyone has any knowledge of the history or purpose of the medallion
this would be most appreciated by the family.

Please respond privately.

Jeff Dreifuss
Columbia, Maryland


Researching:
DREIFUSS, WEIL, and BERMHEIM(ER) >from Altdorf, Germany, HESS >from Fulda,
Germany,BLOCH >from Alsace, and Bern Switzerland,
SOMMER >from Sirientz, France and Bern, STERN >from Flieden,
Germany.SCHNEIDER >from Lomza, SCHNEIDER/
CZARNOLEWSKA/MIRMENSZTEJN >from Grajewa, KAMPINSKY >from Neistat,
Lithuania.MEDNICK >from Pinsk, AJNGEMAKHTS, SHALOWSKA, SHALOFSKY >from Pinsk

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3034
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3035


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VIEWMATE: 1903 Zionist Medallion given to Russian Soldier #general

Jeffrey M.Dreifuss <jsgran@...>
 

In 1902 my wife's grandfather was conscripted into the Russian Army for
service in Manchuria. According to the story, his mother never
expected to see him again and gave him a medallion, that appears to
have a Zionist theme. We are unable to read the inscriptions which
appear to be in Hebrew and Yiddish. I have placed copies of both sides
of (a replica of) the medallion on Viewmate as files VM3034 and VM3035.

We would appreciate help with the translation of the medallion, and
more importantly, information about the nature of the medallion itself.
If anyone has any knowledge of the history or purpose of the medallion
this would be most appreciated by the family.

Please respond privately.

Jeff Dreifuss
Columbia, Maryland


Researching:
DREIFUSS, WEIL, and BERMHEIM(ER) >from Altdorf, Germany, HESS >from Fulda,
Germany,BLOCH >from Alsace, and Bern Switzerland,
SOMMER >from Sirientz, France and Bern, STERN >from Flieden,
Germany.SCHNEIDER >from Lomza, SCHNEIDER/
CZARNOLEWSKA/MIRMENSZTEJN >from Grajewa, KAMPINSKY >from Neistat,
Lithuania.MEDNICK >from Pinsk, AJNGEMAKHTS, SHALOWSKA, SHALOFSKY >from Pinsk

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3034
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3035


Sheva Kehilos #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in the names of the Sheva (seven) Kehilos. Some
further questions:

1) Were these Oberlander communitites following the minhagim of the
Chasam Sofer?

2) Are these seven communities gegraphically dispersed or adjacent
communities?

3) What is the significance of these communities that they were
grouped together and called Sheva Kehilos?

4) Where in modern day Hungary are they located?

Thank you.

Bezlel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sheva Kehilos #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in the names of the Sheva (seven) Kehilos. Some
further questions:

1) Were these Oberlander communitites following the minhagim of the
Chasam Sofer?

2) Are these seven communities gegraphically dispersed or adjacent
communities?

3) What is the significance of these communities that they were
grouped together and called Sheva Kehilos?

4) Where in modern day Hungary are they located?

Thank you.

Bezlel Weill


Inverted Names #general

Caryl Simon-Katler <csimon@...>
 

I just wanted to thank the person who suggested switching first and last
names, when looking people up on the EIDB database. Using that method I
was able to find a passenger list, which I'd been trying to locate for
years. What a great suggestion.

Caryl Simon-Katler, Massachusetts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Inverted Names #general

Caryl Simon-Katler <csimon@...>
 

I just wanted to thank the person who suggested switching first and last
names, when looking people up on the EIDB database. Using that method I
was able to find a passenger list, which I'd been trying to locate for
years. What a great suggestion.

Caryl Simon-Katler, Massachusetts


Where is "Bopolia?" #general

cromrider@juno.com <cromrider@...>
 

Joanne--I suggest that Bopolia just may be a corruption of the gubernia
*Podolia*. When I began my genealogical quest, I was told that my
grandmother came >from "Gerbenia Gedalia". It didn't take me long to find
out that the town she came >from was in the gubernia of Podolia. Many
years of repeating what was heard was eventually corrupted. Remember the
old game of "Telephone"?

Poldolia is very close to the area you are asking about.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is "Bopolia?" #general

cromrider@juno.com <cromrider@...>
 

Joanne--I suggest that Bopolia just may be a corruption of the gubernia
*Podolia*. When I began my genealogical quest, I was told that my
grandmother came >from "Gerbenia Gedalia". It didn't take me long to find
out that the town she came >from was in the gubernia of Podolia. Many
years of repeating what was heard was eventually corrupted. Remember the
old game of "Telephone"?

Poldolia is very close to the area you are asking about.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


ROEMISCHER/ROIMISCHER #romania

Ines Römischer <ines@...>
 

My family name is ROEMISCHER (German), or ROIMISCHER (Yiddish) which means
from Rom (fin Roim in Yiddish) ... My grandparents and parents were born in
Bessarabia. I have no idea what was before, since no one is alive to ask.

You wrote: "... Archeological evidence >from the 2nd to 4th century AD
points to the presence in the Dacian province of the Jewish people brought
in by the Imperial Roman legions, one of which came >from Judaea. ..."

How do I connect this information to my family name?
Where do I start to search?
Does anyone has an idea? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Ines Roemischer
Atlanta, GA, USA
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Romania SIG #Romania ROEMISCHER/ROIMISCHER #romania

Ines Römischer <ines@...>
 

My family name is ROEMISCHER (German), or ROIMISCHER (Yiddish) which means
from Rom (fin Roim in Yiddish) ... My grandparents and parents were born in
Bessarabia. I have no idea what was before, since no one is alive to ask.

You wrote: "... Archeological evidence >from the 2nd to 4th century AD
points to the presence in the Dacian province of the Jewish people brought
in by the Imperial Roman legions, one of which came >from Judaea. ..."

How do I connect this information to my family name?
Where do I start to search?
Does anyone has an idea? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Ines Roemischer
Atlanta, GA, USA
MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen's server cannot read umlauts so the umlauted
o has been changed to oe. Please answer privately unless the whole list
would benefit by your answer.


Siemiatycze #poland

Jeffrey Feirman <FeirmanBuilding@...>
 

Hello

I am looking for information about my family. They were >from Siematycze
and came to USA in 1920. My grandmother's name was Anna Skulnick, the
daughter of Mordechai and Rachel Skuklnick. She married Peisach
Krawiec, a teacher and an actor, and had a son Morton, my uncle in
1919. Peisach died on the trip to America. In Brooklyn, NY, Anna then
married Michael Feirman, my father's father, who was also >from
Siematycze and taught at the same school as Peisach.

This is all I know which is a lot. I would like to trace my family back
farther and know more about Siematycze and those relatives that didn't
make it over. What happened to Siematycze during WWII? Maybe find
distant relatives still in Poland.

Jeffrey Feirman
Freeville, NY, USA


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Siemiatycze #poland

Jeffrey Feirman <FeirmanBuilding@...>
 

Hello

I am looking for information about my family. They were >from Siematycze
and came to USA in 1920. My grandmother's name was Anna Skulnick, the
daughter of Mordechai and Rachel Skuklnick. She married Peisach
Krawiec, a teacher and an actor, and had a son Morton, my uncle in
1919. Peisach died on the trip to America. In Brooklyn, NY, Anna then
married Michael Feirman, my father's father, who was also >from
Siematycze and taught at the same school as Peisach.

This is all I know which is a lot. I would like to trace my family back
farther and know more about Siematycze and those relatives that didn't
make it over. What happened to Siematycze during WWII? Maybe find
distant relatives still in Poland.

Jeffrey Feirman
Freeville, NY, USA


Sochaczew Aerial and Still Photographs on Yizkor Book website #poland

janmallen@...
 

The Sochaczew Yizkor Book website hosted by JewishGen has added some
photographs to the site. (Sochaczew is 37 miles due west of Warsaw).
The photographs were obtained >from Records Administration (NARA) cartographic collection of the Defense Intelligence Agency Record 373 of Captured German World War II photographs.

I learned about this phenomenal find at the IAJGS meeting this July. I was
able to obtain aerial photographs for each of my 4 shtetls and for
Sochaczew, NARA had still photographs taken the day the Nazis invaded and
took over the city. One of the stills, was listed as "bombed building" but
when compared to the photograph in the Yizkor Book of the Sochaczew
Synagogue it was thesynagogue that was bombed- both are placed in the YB. building had a unique design so it was "easy" to determine it was the synagogue. In addition, there are several other still photographs taken by the Germans when they captured Sochaczew in September 1939.

Regarding the aerial photograph of Sochaczew, I put arrows of key markers
on one- so there are two aerial photographs- one with the arrows and one
without. The hand-drawn map of Sochaczew (>from the Yizkor Book) already on
the website, was hypertext linked, so you can compare the locations of
buildings etc. The aerial photograph is very clear- some of my other shtetl aerials were not as good! There is a clock (lower right hand corner-with an arrow in the upper right hand corner) the Germans had to indicate the time of day they took the photo in their sortie. I rotated the
photograph so that it would complement the hand-drawn sketch in the Yizkor
Book. You can double click on the photographs to make them larger. The
photograph will move to the left. In the upper left an icon appears which
lets you save, print, e-mail, file. Sometimes it takes a while for the icon on the lower right to appear (a yellow box with arrows) - that is what you click again on to enlarge.

Photographs >from my trip to Poland in July 2001 including Sochaczew and
Treblinka were also added to the website. You can access these photographs
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sochaczew/Sochaczew.html
and scrolling down to the end of the photos and Poland trip (July 2001) for the photos of Sochaczew and
Photographs >from Treblinka for those.

For those of you who have an interest in Sochaczew the Yizkor Book is about
70 percent translated.

Jan Meisels Allen
Sochaczew Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator
Sochaczew Town Leader, JRI-PL
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Poland
FREJER, IMIAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK, SZAPIRO, SOBOTKA, PIATKOWSKA, -- Lomza-
Stawiski,POLAND
GUTFARB -- Zambrow, POLAND
REICH, WALD,ZUPNIK-- Eperjes, HUNGARY/Presov,SLOVAKIA; Szivdnik; Sebes
Kellemes, HUNGARY(Sarisske Luky, SLOVAKIA) Salgo, HUNGARY
MEISELS, SEGAL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, UKRAINE


JRI Poland #Poland Sochaczew Aerial and Still Photographs on Yizkor Book website #poland

janmallen@...
 

The Sochaczew Yizkor Book website hosted by JewishGen has added some
photographs to the site. (Sochaczew is 37 miles due west of Warsaw).
The photographs were obtained >from Records Administration (NARA) cartographic collection of the Defense Intelligence Agency Record 373 of Captured German World War II photographs.

I learned about this phenomenal find at the IAJGS meeting this July. I was
able to obtain aerial photographs for each of my 4 shtetls and for
Sochaczew, NARA had still photographs taken the day the Nazis invaded and
took over the city. One of the stills, was listed as "bombed building" but
when compared to the photograph in the Yizkor Book of the Sochaczew
Synagogue it was thesynagogue that was bombed- both are placed in the YB. building had a unique design so it was "easy" to determine it was the synagogue. In addition, there are several other still photographs taken by the Germans when they captured Sochaczew in September 1939.

Regarding the aerial photograph of Sochaczew, I put arrows of key markers
on one- so there are two aerial photographs- one with the arrows and one
without. The hand-drawn map of Sochaczew (>from the Yizkor Book) already on
the website, was hypertext linked, so you can compare the locations of
buildings etc. The aerial photograph is very clear- some of my other shtetl aerials were not as good! There is a clock (lower right hand corner-with an arrow in the upper right hand corner) the Germans had to indicate the time of day they took the photo in their sortie. I rotated the
photograph so that it would complement the hand-drawn sketch in the Yizkor
Book. You can double click on the photographs to make them larger. The
photograph will move to the left. In the upper left an icon appears which
lets you save, print, e-mail, file. Sometimes it takes a while for the icon on the lower right to appear (a yellow box with arrows) - that is what you click again on to enlarge.

Photographs >from my trip to Poland in July 2001 including Sochaczew and
Treblinka were also added to the website. You can access these photographs
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sochaczew/Sochaczew.html
and scrolling down to the end of the photos and Poland trip (July 2001) for the photos of Sochaczew and
Photographs >from Treblinka for those.

For those of you who have an interest in Sochaczew the Yizkor Book is about
70 percent translated.

Jan Meisels Allen
Sochaczew Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator
Sochaczew Town Leader, JRI-PL
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Poland
FREJER, IMIAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK, SZAPIRO, SOBOTKA, PIATKOWSKA, -- Lomza-
Stawiski,POLAND
GUTFARB -- Zambrow, POLAND
REICH, WALD,ZUPNIK-- Eperjes, HUNGARY/Presov,SLOVAKIA; Szivdnik; Sebes
Kellemes, HUNGARY(Sarisske Luky, SLOVAKIA) Salgo, HUNGARY
MEISELS, SEGAL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, UKRAINE


Stawiski-Poland -Captured World War II aerial photographs and more #poland

janmallen@...
 

The Stawiski Yizkor Book website hosted by JewishGen has added some
photographs to the site. (Stawiski is about 90 miles ENE of Warsaw in the
Lomza Gubernia) The photographs were obtained >from Records Administration
(NARA) cartographic collection of the Defense Intelligence Agency Record 373 of Captured German World War II photographs.

I learned about this phenomenal find at the IAJGS meeting this July. I was
able to obtain aerial photographs for each of my 4 shtetls and for one they
had still photographs taken the day the Nazis invaded and took over the
town. There were no stills however, for Stawiski. Interestingly ,
regarding the Stawiski aerial photographs--there are two- they divided the
small town into two frames. It was a cloudy day on January 12, 1945 - on
the lower left had side you see the clock the Germans put on the photograph
to indicate the time of day. On the second aerial photograph there is
writing to indicate the town name and its longitude and latitude-again
written by the Germans.

You can double click on the photographs to make them larger. The
photograph will move to the left. In the upper left an icon appears which
lets you save, print, e-mail, file. Sometimes it takes a while for the icon on the lower right to appear (a yellow box with arrows) - that is what you click again on to enlarge.

Photographs >from my trip to Poland in July 2001 including Stawiski and
Auschwitz were also added to the website. You can access these photographs
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stawiski/stawiski.html
and scrolling down to the end of the table of contents and click on aerial
photographs to get to the NARA ones and Poland trip (July 2001) for the photos of Stawiski and Photographs >from Auschwitz for those.

For those of you who have an interest in Stawiski the entire translated
Yizkor Book is on the website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Stawiski Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Poland
FREJER, IMIAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK, SZAPIRO, SOBOTKA, PIATKOWSKA, -- Lomza-
Stawiski,POLAND
GUTFARB -- Zambrow, POLAND
REICH, WALD,ZUPNIK-- Eperjes, HUNGARY/Presov,SLOVAKIA; Szivdnik; Sebes
Kellemes, HUNGARY(Sarisske Luky, SLOVAKIA) Salgo, HUNGARY
MEISELS, SEGAL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, UKRAINE


JRI Poland #Poland Stawiski-Poland -Captured World War II aerial photographs and more #poland

janmallen@...
 

The Stawiski Yizkor Book website hosted by JewishGen has added some
photographs to the site. (Stawiski is about 90 miles ENE of Warsaw in the
Lomza Gubernia) The photographs were obtained >from Records Administration
(NARA) cartographic collection of the Defense Intelligence Agency Record 373 of Captured German World War II photographs.

I learned about this phenomenal find at the IAJGS meeting this July. I was
able to obtain aerial photographs for each of my 4 shtetls and for one they
had still photographs taken the day the Nazis invaded and took over the
town. There were no stills however, for Stawiski. Interestingly ,
regarding the Stawiski aerial photographs--there are two- they divided the
small town into two frames. It was a cloudy day on January 12, 1945 - on
the lower left had side you see the clock the Germans put on the photograph
to indicate the time of day. On the second aerial photograph there is
writing to indicate the town name and its longitude and latitude-again
written by the Germans.

You can double click on the photographs to make them larger. The
photograph will move to the left. In the upper left an icon appears which
lets you save, print, e-mail, file. Sometimes it takes a while for the icon on the lower right to appear (a yellow box with arrows) - that is what you click again on to enlarge.

Photographs >from my trip to Poland in July 2001 including Stawiski and
Auschwitz were also added to the website. You can access these photographs
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stawiski/stawiski.html
and scrolling down to the end of the table of contents and click on aerial
photographs to get to the NARA ones and Poland trip (July 2001) for the photos of Stawiski and Photographs >from Auschwitz for those.

For those of you who have an interest in Stawiski the entire translated
Yizkor Book is on the website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Stawiski Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Poland
FREJER, IMIAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK, SZAPIRO, SOBOTKA, PIATKOWSKA, -- Lomza-
Stawiski,POLAND
GUTFARB -- Zambrow, POLAND
REICH, WALD,ZUPNIK-- Eperjes, HUNGARY/Presov,SLOVAKIA; Szivdnik; Sebes
Kellemes, HUNGARY(Sarisske Luky, SLOVAKIA) Salgo, HUNGARY
MEISELS, SEGAL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, UKRAINE


Arnstadt Thuringia - Grandchildren > Grandchildren Project #germany

Robert Cohen <robert.cohen@...>
 

Jewish Citizens of Arnstadt [Project]

A school teacher >from Arnstadt contacted me about a program sponsored by
the schools and the Government in Thuringia called ">from Grandchildren to
Grandchildren" - meaning, German "Grandchildren" of the War-Generation
wishing to get in touch with Jewish Grandchildren.

The people of Arnstadt are planning a meeting in summer of next year to
show the home town of their ancestors and for the participants to get a
chance to get to know people >from Arnstadt. Please respond privately:

robert.cohen@merrillcorp.com Robert Cohen, New York, New York


German SIG #Germany Arnstadt Thuringia - Grandchildren > Grandchildren Project #germany

Robert Cohen <robert.cohen@...>
 

Jewish Citizens of Arnstadt [Project]

A school teacher >from Arnstadt contacted me about a program sponsored by
the schools and the Government in Thuringia called ">from Grandchildren to
Grandchildren" - meaning, German "Grandchildren" of the War-Generation
wishing to get in touch with Jewish Grandchildren.

The people of Arnstadt are planning a meeting in summer of next year to
show the home town of their ancestors and for the participants to get a
chance to get to know people >from Arnstadt. Please respond privately:

robert.cohen@merrillcorp.com Robert Cohen, New York, New York


Re: JHI Warsaw #general

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who sent me the address of JHI. I
will try to write or fax them.
I get the feeling that it is hard to get an answer
from them. Does anyone know how I can access records
for the Jewish community of Zmigrod Galicia that are
listed as being held by them?
Thanks again.
Ilona Lerman
Beerot Yitzchak ISRAEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: JHI Warsaw #general

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who sent me the address of JHI. I
will try to write or fax them.
I get the feeling that it is hard to get an answer
from them. Does anyone know how I can access records
for the Jewish community of Zmigrod Galicia that are
listed as being held by them?
Thanks again.
Ilona Lerman
Beerot Yitzchak ISRAEL