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Help Finding Town #general

Silvia Winowski <winowski@...>
 

Thanks to all your tips and advice I was finally able to locate my grandfather.
He was registered as "Wolentz WISHNOWSKI". "Wish" I had thought of adding the
"sh" sound sooner and I would have saved myself a lot of searching.

Now I need your help locating the town. As best as I can decipher the immigration
officer's handwriting it says: "Clemenlinow..." possibly "Clewenlinow..." with a
couple of illegible letters at the end. There is no town that begins with "Cle"
in Polish so it has to be "Kle". There are 3 towns by the name of "Klementynow"
close to the Russian border but no "Clemenlynow". If the "l" were a "T" it should
have been crossed (all the other "t" are crossed in the manifest).

I then discovered a town by the name of "Klewinowo" which sounds too good to be
true. It is close to the Russian border and within the Bialystok province where I
found several "VINOVSKI's". I know "ski" is a place name in Polish so "WINOWSKI"
should mean: someone >from the town of Winow, Winowo or could it be.....
"Klewinowo"? Is this possible? Do any of you have last names ending in "ski" who
ended up finding relatives in towns which had the first part of your surname?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
warm regards
Silvia Winowski


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Finding Town #general

Silvia Winowski <winowski@...>
 

Thanks to all your tips and advice I was finally able to locate my grandfather.
He was registered as "Wolentz WISHNOWSKI". "Wish" I had thought of adding the
"sh" sound sooner and I would have saved myself a lot of searching.

Now I need your help locating the town. As best as I can decipher the immigration
officer's handwriting it says: "Clemenlinow..." possibly "Clewenlinow..." with a
couple of illegible letters at the end. There is no town that begins with "Cle"
in Polish so it has to be "Kle". There are 3 towns by the name of "Klementynow"
close to the Russian border but no "Clemenlynow". If the "l" were a "T" it should
have been crossed (all the other "t" are crossed in the manifest).

I then discovered a town by the name of "Klewinowo" which sounds too good to be
true. It is close to the Russian border and within the Bialystok province where I
found several "VINOVSKI's". I know "ski" is a place name in Polish so "WINOWSKI"
should mean: someone >from the town of Winow, Winowo or could it be.....
"Klewinowo"? Is this possible? Do any of you have last names ending in "ski" who
ended up finding relatives in towns which had the first part of your surname?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
warm regards
Silvia Winowski


Malech in Belarus #belarus

Eli Melitz <melitz@...>
 

Hello all,
I am looking for details about a place called Malech in Belarus.
My gg father Isaac MELTZAN (or MELCHAN) was born in Belarus (1854) to his
father, Shmuel MELTZAN (Hamagid >from Slutzk), Shmuel`s father was Avraham.
It might be the the name source of MELTZAN (MELCHAN) is >from this place -
Malech ???
Thanks for any help.
Eli Melitz
Haifa, Israel
melitz@netvision.net.il


Belarus SIG #Belarus Malech in Belarus #belarus

Eli Melitz <melitz@...>
 

Hello all,
I am looking for details about a place called Malech in Belarus.
My gg father Isaac MELTZAN (or MELCHAN) was born in Belarus (1854) to his
father, Shmuel MELTZAN (Hamagid >from Slutzk), Shmuel`s father was Avraham.
It might be the the name source of MELTZAN (MELCHAN) is >from this place -
Malech ???
Thanks for any help.
Eli Melitz
Haifa, Israel
melitz@netvision.net.il


AJHS Landsmanshaften Archives Boxes 3&4 #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

To save space the reader must refer to
www.jewishgen.org/databases/ajhsv.htm (Manuscript collection of the American
Jewish Historical Society) so as to provide for a base for the information,
the contents of the folders:

Keidaner [Lith] 30th Ann Keidener Assoc 1900-30, E/Y
Membership list, family trees
1940-41 40th Ann Booklets
Kishinev Sick and Benev Soc [Mold} Souv Jour
,1903-23,articles in yiddsh, listing names of
officers,deceased, arrange committee
Keltzer [Kielce] Sick Benev Soc,1952,many names in Eng
and Yiddsh, Yizkor List
Kozower[Ukr] Sick Benev Soc,1927, 30th Ann Sv Jrn,
name list, Y/E
United Krakauer Charity & Aid Soc,1927, 1937, 30th Ann
SJ,Eng, booklet devoted to nmaes of contrib & officers
Chevra Ohav Sholem Anshei Krinker, [Krynki Pol], 1946
55th Ann Sv Jrn, membership list, E/Y
Liady, membership list in constit, 1945, Yiddsh
Jewish Latvian Relief,undated but sugg 1946-50, sv jrn
name lists of assoc sects and of refugees in countries
all over Europe [great hist and genealogical value]
Lodzer And Ung Ver, E/Y, 1946, Sv Jrnl, some names
Lodzer YMBSoc, 1902-26, Sv Jrnl, officers, arrangement
Committee, compliments of memebers name lists
1927 Banquet seating lists
Lodzer JMBS,1932-37, 1932 History,name lists, Eng
1937, 35th Ann,name lists
BOX #4
United Lubliner Relief,1938, Y/E,Purim Ball 1938,
donations list, officers
Progressive Lubliner BA, Y/E, 35th Ann Sv Jrnl, 1939,
membership lists, In Memorial list in Yiddsh
Nowo Radomska [Pol], Sv Jrnl 1899-1936, mostly yiddsh,
some name lists, scattered names, greetings
names,officers
Maramaros Szighet [Rom] Relief soc, 10th Ann, 1945
names as purchasers of boxes
Progressive Brethren of Nieshvies,[Nesvizh Bel],
membership lists, mostly yiddsh
Fellows of Odessa,1959,15th Ann Sv Jrnl, Russian and
Eng, index of contributors
Ovstrovstzer Independent Mut Benev Soc, 30th Ann ,
1954
Toronto, mostly yiddsh, names of officers, boxed
greetings names in yiddsh
Ovstrovtzer Relief Comm 1945, NY, all in yddsh
First Ottynian[Otynya Ukr] YMBA Const 1936, name list
Ind Shochrei Tov Anshei Pinsk, 1928, Sv Jrnl,25th Ann
Yiddsh, officers and some names in Y/E, name lists in
yiddsh
Social Club of Pinsker Fur Workers,1938, membership
list
Pliskover[Ukr] Free Loan assoc, PittsburghPa, 1908-38
Jubilee Bk, history with short bios, membership list,
Y/E


Researched by Jerome Seligsohn at the Center for
Jewish History Library





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Belarus SIG #Belarus AJHS Landsmanshaften Archives Boxes 3&4 #belarus

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

To save space the reader must refer to
www.jewishgen.org/databases/ajhsv.htm (Manuscript collection of the American
Jewish Historical Society) so as to provide for a base for the information,
the contents of the folders:

Keidaner [Lith] 30th Ann Keidener Assoc 1900-30, E/Y
Membership list, family trees
1940-41 40th Ann Booklets
Kishinev Sick and Benev Soc [Mold} Souv Jour
,1903-23,articles in yiddsh, listing names of
officers,deceased, arrange committee
Keltzer [Kielce] Sick Benev Soc,1952,many names in Eng
and Yiddsh, Yizkor List
Kozower[Ukr] Sick Benev Soc,1927, 30th Ann Sv Jrn,
name list, Y/E
United Krakauer Charity & Aid Soc,1927, 1937, 30th Ann
SJ,Eng, booklet devoted to nmaes of contrib & officers
Chevra Ohav Sholem Anshei Krinker, [Krynki Pol], 1946
55th Ann Sv Jrn, membership list, E/Y
Liady, membership list in constit, 1945, Yiddsh
Jewish Latvian Relief,undated but sugg 1946-50, sv jrn
name lists of assoc sects and of refugees in countries
all over Europe [great hist and genealogical value]
Lodzer And Ung Ver, E/Y, 1946, Sv Jrnl, some names
Lodzer YMBSoc, 1902-26, Sv Jrnl, officers, arrangement
Committee, compliments of memebers name lists
1927 Banquet seating lists
Lodzer JMBS,1932-37, 1932 History,name lists, Eng
1937, 35th Ann,name lists
BOX #4
United Lubliner Relief,1938, Y/E,Purim Ball 1938,
donations list, officers
Progressive Lubliner BA, Y/E, 35th Ann Sv Jrnl, 1939,
membership lists, In Memorial list in Yiddsh
Nowo Radomska [Pol], Sv Jrnl 1899-1936, mostly yiddsh,
some name lists, scattered names, greetings
names,officers
Maramaros Szighet [Rom] Relief soc, 10th Ann, 1945
names as purchasers of boxes
Progressive Brethren of Nieshvies,[Nesvizh Bel],
membership lists, mostly yiddsh
Fellows of Odessa,1959,15th Ann Sv Jrnl, Russian and
Eng, index of contributors
Ovstrovstzer Independent Mut Benev Soc, 30th Ann ,
1954
Toronto, mostly yiddsh, names of officers, boxed
greetings names in yiddsh
Ovstrovtzer Relief Comm 1945, NY, all in yddsh
First Ottynian[Otynya Ukr] YMBA Const 1936, name list
Ind Shochrei Tov Anshei Pinsk, 1928, Sv Jrnl,25th Ann
Yiddsh, officers and some names in Y/E, name lists in
yiddsh
Social Club of Pinsker Fur Workers,1938, membership
list
Pliskover[Ukr] Free Loan assoc, PittsburghPa, 1908-38
Jubilee Bk, history with short bios, membership list,
Y/E


Researched by Jerome Seligsohn at the Center for
Jewish History Library





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1897 Grodno Gubernia All Russian Census Now Live #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the 1897 Grodno Gubernia All Russian Census is
now available for searching via the All Belarus Database (ABD)
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/belarus/>. Please read the introduction
to 1897 Census
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/intro_1897_russian_census.htm> to learn
more about what is included in this database and why you may not find
families who should be in the database.

Please keep in mind that this database includes shtetls that are now in
Poland, as well as Belarus. In addition, the place of birth and place of
registration have locations all over Europe and may provide researchers with
hints of family migration paths.

This database was funded by donations to the Belarus SIG and BIALYGen and is
an example of what can be done when researchers band together and
financially contribute to acquire and translate genealogical data.

I would like to thank Edward Rossenbaum, our SIG Webmaster and Database
Manager; Mark Halpern, Coordinator of BIALYGen; Michael Tobias and Warren
Blatt, of JewishGen; and the many people who contributed to make this
project a reality.

Please report your successes in using this new database on the SIG
discussion group.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1897 Grodno Gubernia All Russian Census Now Live #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the 1897 Grodno Gubernia All Russian Census is
now available for searching via the All Belarus Database (ABD)
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/belarus/>. Please read the introduction
to 1897 Census
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/intro_1897_russian_census.htm> to learn
more about what is included in this database and why you may not find
families who should be in the database.

Please keep in mind that this database includes shtetls that are now in
Poland, as well as Belarus. In addition, the place of birth and place of
registration have locations all over Europe and may provide researchers with
hints of family migration paths.

This database was funded by donations to the Belarus SIG and BIALYGen and is
an example of what can be done when researchers band together and
financially contribute to acquire and translate genealogical data.

I would like to thank Edward Rossenbaum, our SIG Webmaster and Database
Manager; Mark Halpern, Coordinator of BIALYGen; Michael Tobias and Warren
Blatt, of JewishGen; and the many people who contributed to make this
project a reality.

Please report your successes in using this new database on the SIG
discussion group.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Yale Reisner, Founder of Genealogy Project, Lauder Foundation, JHI,Warsaw to speak at JGSLA May meeting #galicia

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Fellow Galizitianers!

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) marks its 25th
anniversary this year. We will be celebrating our anniversary with special
events through out the year. Our first special event is our May 17th
meeting, starting 7:30 p.m. The special anniversary lecture will feature
Yale J. Reisner, founder and director, Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland. We hope if you are
in the greater Los Angeles area you will join us and attend this special
event!

Yale Reisner hold degrees in East Central European Studies >from Columbia
College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has studied at
Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Villanova University and
the YIVO Institute and the U.S. National Archives. He has worked in
libraries and archives in the U.S., Russia, Lithuania and Poland. He helped
organize the first European Judaica Archives Conference in Postdam in 1999
and took part in a panel on European Jewish archives at the "Future of
Jewish Heritage in Europe" conference in Prague in April 2004. He has
lectured and published articles in the USA, Canada, France and Poland.

Mr. Reisner will discuss how the Lauder Genealogy Project has assisted
individuals and families in uncovering their family histories. He will
describe the work of the Lauder Foundation and a network of institutions
that are discovering protecting, and restoring Jewish elements to eastern
Europe's historical and cultural landscape. This recovery process is sure
to benefit Jewish genealogists. Each week, the Lauder Genealogy Project
meets "new" Jews--individuals who have decided to explore their Jewish
roots. These are often "hidden children" who were placed in convents,
orphanages, or with Catholic families to save their lives during the
Holocaust. Their stories of discovery and reunion are truly remarkable.

The Lauder Foundation was established by Ambassador Ronald Lauder in 1987.
Today, the Foundation supports a network of 27 Jewish schools and
kindergartens in sixteen eastern European countries, as well as roughly
fifty other projects, including summer and winter camps, publications, youth
and adult education programs, historical preservation projects and two
genealogy research projects in Poland and Germany.

The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) of Poland was established in Warsaw in
1947. It includes a historical research institute, a museum, a library and
reading room, archives on the history of Polish Jewry >from 1700 to the
present day, and a number of specialized departments (Historical Sites,
Righteous of the Nations, Holocaust Claims, etc.). Among its holdings are
the communal archives of Cracow and Breslau, the underground archives of the
Warsaw Ghetto, a collection of some 7,000 Holocaust testimonies and over 300
diaries, as well as unique manuscript collections.

MEETING FEE/RESERVATIONS: There is a $5.00 per person fee for JGSLA members
and guests, payable by check or cash at the door. Non-members are welcome.
Reservations are recommended: call our voice mail at 818-771-5554 or e-mail
to me at janmallen@worldnet.att.net and leave your name and number of people
in your party

TIME/DATE: May 17, 2004 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center Magnin Auditorium 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into the Skirball Parking Lot, opposite the
Center entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center to the
underground parking lot

For more information on JGSLA including our outstanding 2004 Programs visit
our website: www.JGSLA.org


Jan Meisels Allen
JGSLA VP Programs
Agoura Hills, CA

[MODERATOR NOTE: Invitations to meetings of local societies are generally not
posted to the SIG lists unless they are of particular interest to the specific
SIG. Yale Reisner's talk is certainly one that is of interest to Galicianers.]


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yale Reisner, Founder of Genealogy Project, Lauder Foundation, JHI,Warsaw to speak at JGSLA May meeting #galicia

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Fellow Galizitianers!

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) marks its 25th
anniversary this year. We will be celebrating our anniversary with special
events through out the year. Our first special event is our May 17th
meeting, starting 7:30 p.m. The special anniversary lecture will feature
Yale J. Reisner, founder and director, Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland. We hope if you are
in the greater Los Angeles area you will join us and attend this special
event!

Yale Reisner hold degrees in East Central European Studies >from Columbia
College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has studied at
Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Villanova University and
the YIVO Institute and the U.S. National Archives. He has worked in
libraries and archives in the U.S., Russia, Lithuania and Poland. He helped
organize the first European Judaica Archives Conference in Postdam in 1999
and took part in a panel on European Jewish archives at the "Future of
Jewish Heritage in Europe" conference in Prague in April 2004. He has
lectured and published articles in the USA, Canada, France and Poland.

Mr. Reisner will discuss how the Lauder Genealogy Project has assisted
individuals and families in uncovering their family histories. He will
describe the work of the Lauder Foundation and a network of institutions
that are discovering protecting, and restoring Jewish elements to eastern
Europe's historical and cultural landscape. This recovery process is sure
to benefit Jewish genealogists. Each week, the Lauder Genealogy Project
meets "new" Jews--individuals who have decided to explore their Jewish
roots. These are often "hidden children" who were placed in convents,
orphanages, or with Catholic families to save their lives during the
Holocaust. Their stories of discovery and reunion are truly remarkable.

The Lauder Foundation was established by Ambassador Ronald Lauder in 1987.
Today, the Foundation supports a network of 27 Jewish schools and
kindergartens in sixteen eastern European countries, as well as roughly
fifty other projects, including summer and winter camps, publications, youth
and adult education programs, historical preservation projects and two
genealogy research projects in Poland and Germany.

The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) of Poland was established in Warsaw in
1947. It includes a historical research institute, a museum, a library and
reading room, archives on the history of Polish Jewry >from 1700 to the
present day, and a number of specialized departments (Historical Sites,
Righteous of the Nations, Holocaust Claims, etc.). Among its holdings are
the communal archives of Cracow and Breslau, the underground archives of the
Warsaw Ghetto, a collection of some 7,000 Holocaust testimonies and over 300
diaries, as well as unique manuscript collections.

MEETING FEE/RESERVATIONS: There is a $5.00 per person fee for JGSLA members
and guests, payable by check or cash at the door. Non-members are welcome.
Reservations are recommended: call our voice mail at 818-771-5554 or e-mail
to me at janmallen@worldnet.att.net and leave your name and number of people
in your party

TIME/DATE: May 17, 2004 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center Magnin Auditorium 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into the Skirball Parking Lot, opposite the
Center entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center to the
underground parking lot

For more information on JGSLA including our outstanding 2004 Programs visit
our website: www.JGSLA.org


Jan Meisels Allen
JGSLA VP Programs
Agoura Hills, CA

[MODERATOR NOTE: Invitations to meetings of local societies are generally not
posted to the SIG lists unless they are of particular interest to the specific
SIG. Yale Reisner's talk is certainly one that is of interest to Galicianers.]


Re: Yet More on the SSDI and "Modern" Social Security Numbers #general

Avrohom Krauss <krauss@...>
 

I wish hospitals would have been so concerned about our birth registration!
When our first was born (1987) and we received her birth certificate,imagine how
we felt after reading the notation in the space for father-"unknown"! (Needless to
say, I went down to the appropriate office with whatever documents needed and
filed an ammendment form to prove my paternity). Such mistakes can occur in
today's computer age. Social security forms filled out by hospital staff should be
no exception. Parents beware.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel

The hospital also fills in the birth registration. It is as likely that
there would be no father listed on a Social Security form as on a birth
certificate, I would imagine. And that is unlikely if the father is
there-they don't like getting sued.>

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yet More on the SSDI and "Modern" Social Security Numbers #general

Avrohom Krauss <krauss@...>
 

I wish hospitals would have been so concerned about our birth registration!
When our first was born (1987) and we received her birth certificate,imagine how
we felt after reading the notation in the space for father-"unknown"! (Needless to
say, I went down to the appropriate office with whatever documents needed and
filed an ammendment form to prove my paternity). Such mistakes can occur in
today's computer age. Social security forms filled out by hospital staff should be
no exception. Parents beware.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel

The hospital also fills in the birth registration. It is as likely that
there would be no father listed on a Social Security form as on a birth
certificate, I would imagine. And that is unlikely if the father is
there-they don't like getting sued.>

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Suwalki Lomza #general

Rosalind
 

I was wondering if one can look at the past volumes of the Suwalki Lomza year
books at any library/place? I joined a year or so ago and took vol 4 I believe to
look for something specific and did not find it. In all honesty I have to budget
my genealogy spending so cannot buy all the back numbers.
Any suggestions?
Ros Romem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Suwalki Lomza #general

Rosalind
 

I was wondering if one can look at the past volumes of the Suwalki Lomza year
books at any library/place? I joined a year or so ago and took vol 4 I believe to
look for something specific and did not find it. In all honesty I have to budget
my genealogy spending so cannot buy all the back numbers.
Any suggestions?
Ros Romem


JFRA Israel - Petah Tikva - Thurs, May 20 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel welcomes its members and friends to the next meeting of the Petah
Tikva branch. Please join us for this program.

JFRA Petah Tikvah
8 pm, Thursday, May 20

Chaim Freedman, "Grandma's Bobba Meises: The truth."
At the Freedman home in Petah Tikva.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chaim is a noted genealogist and author, who made
aliya in 1977 with his wife. His major work is "Eliyahu's Branches: The
Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his Family," while others include his editing of
Rabbi Shmuel Gorr's "Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and
Diminutive Form," and "Beit Rabbanan: Sources of Rabbinical Genealogy." His
research articles have appeared in "Avotaynu," "Sharsheret Hadorot," "Search" and
the "Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society." He lectures frequently
and speaks at international genealogical and historical conferences.
Reservations essential.
JFRA members, NIS 5; Others, NIS 15.
For more information, address and directions:
Gilda, gilda@genealogy.org.il; Susan, susan@genealogy.org.il

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
JFRA Israel, president
dardasht@barak-online.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Petah Tikva - Thurs, May 20 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel welcomes its members and friends to the next meeting of the Petah
Tikva branch. Please join us for this program.

JFRA Petah Tikvah
8 pm, Thursday, May 20

Chaim Freedman, "Grandma's Bobba Meises: The truth."
At the Freedman home in Petah Tikva.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chaim is a noted genealogist and author, who made
aliya in 1977 with his wife. His major work is "Eliyahu's Branches: The
Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his Family," while others include his editing of
Rabbi Shmuel Gorr's "Jewish Personal Names: Their Origin, Derivation and
Diminutive Form," and "Beit Rabbanan: Sources of Rabbinical Genealogy." His
research articles have appeared in "Avotaynu," "Sharsheret Hadorot," "Search" and
the "Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society." He lectures frequently
and speaks at international genealogical and historical conferences.
Reservations essential.
JFRA members, NIS 5; Others, NIS 15.
For more information, address and directions:
Gilda, gilda@genealogy.org.il; Susan, susan@genealogy.org.il

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
JFRA Israel, president
dardasht@barak-online.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Forced Prostitution in WW2-Film Project #general

Elizabeth Cosslett <lizi@...>
 

I am researching a historical documentary on the issue of forced prostitution in
Occupied Europe during World War 2. It is estimated that 35,000 women were forced
to work in brothels run by the German authorities. These women were >from a variety
of different backgrounds. There has to date been no in-depth documentary on this
subject and it is an important subject which we at Testimony Films in Great
Britain feel should be brought to light.

We are looking to contact anyone with information or experiences of this issue.
Anyone who contacts me will be met with a sensitive and non-confrontational
approach and any information given is purely for research purposes and will be
kept confidential. Any stories that we would want to pursue would only be with the
owner's or individual's prior permission.

Testimony Films is one of Britain’s leading independent producers of social
history programmes. It has established a reputation for consistently delivering
programmes which achieve critical acclaim and which have won major national and
international awards including the Royal Television Society Best Documentary, The
BFI Archive Film Award, The Chicago Film Festival Gold Hugo and the San Francisco
Film Festival.

British based Testimony Films was formed in 1992 by producer, director and writer
Dr. Steve Humphries. Humphries – described by Broadcast as “the king of oral
history” is vice-president of the Oral History Society - the national and
international organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of
people’s memories.


I would greatly appreciate any help that you might be able to offer. If this
is a possibility or if you want to ask any questions about Testimony Films
or the project, please contact me privately either by e-mail/phone/fax.

All the best,
Lizi (Cosslett)
Researcher
Testimony Films
lizi@testimonyfilms.force9.co.uk

T 0117 925 8589
F 0117 925 7668


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Forced Prostitution in WW2-Film Project #general

Elizabeth Cosslett <lizi@...>
 

I am researching a historical documentary on the issue of forced prostitution in
Occupied Europe during World War 2. It is estimated that 35,000 women were forced
to work in brothels run by the German authorities. These women were >from a variety
of different backgrounds. There has to date been no in-depth documentary on this
subject and it is an important subject which we at Testimony Films in Great
Britain feel should be brought to light.

We are looking to contact anyone with information or experiences of this issue.
Anyone who contacts me will be met with a sensitive and non-confrontational
approach and any information given is purely for research purposes and will be
kept confidential. Any stories that we would want to pursue would only be with the
owner's or individual's prior permission.

Testimony Films is one of Britain’s leading independent producers of social
history programmes. It has established a reputation for consistently delivering
programmes which achieve critical acclaim and which have won major national and
international awards including the Royal Television Society Best Documentary, The
BFI Archive Film Award, The Chicago Film Festival Gold Hugo and the San Francisco
Film Festival.

British based Testimony Films was formed in 1992 by producer, director and writer
Dr. Steve Humphries. Humphries – described by Broadcast as “the king of oral
history” is vice-president of the Oral History Society - the national and
international organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of
people’s memories.


I would greatly appreciate any help that you might be able to offer. If this
is a possibility or if you want to ask any questions about Testimony Films
or the project, please contact me privately either by e-mail/phone/fax.

All the best,
Lizi (Cosslett)
Researcher
Testimony Films
lizi@testimonyfilms.force9.co.uk

T 0117 925 8589
F 0117 925 7668


Yale Reisner #poland

Ilene Murray <ilenemurray@...>
 

For those of you in the St. Louis, Missouri, area:

Yale Reisner of the Lauder Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical
Institute in Warsaw will be visiting St. Louis after his talk in Los
Angeles. He will be speaking twice during the day as the guest of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis.

On Wednesday, May 19th, at 10:30 a.m., he will speak at the Holocaust
Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Dr. His talk will be the
same as the one that Jan Meisels Allen described. At 2:00 p.m. Mr.
Reisner will give a talk entitled "Restoring Memories of Pre-WWII
Poland" at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh
Boulevard.

For further information, please go to the Web site of the JGS St. Louis:
<www.jewishgen.org/jgs-stlouis>, St. Louis County Library Special
Collections: <www.slcl.lib.mo.us/slcl/sc/sc-genpg.htm> or contact JGS
president Ilene Wittels at <igwittel@artsci.wustl.edu

Ilene Kanfer Murray
St. Louis, Missouri

Researching: GELBERG, CZACZKOWSKI, FIDLER in Bialystok


JRI Poland #Poland Yale Reisner #poland

Ilene Murray <ilenemurray@...>
 

For those of you in the St. Louis, Missouri, area:

Yale Reisner of the Lauder Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical
Institute in Warsaw will be visiting St. Louis after his talk in Los
Angeles. He will be speaking twice during the day as the guest of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis.

On Wednesday, May 19th, at 10:30 a.m., he will speak at the Holocaust
Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Dr. His talk will be the
same as the one that Jan Meisels Allen described. At 2:00 p.m. Mr.
Reisner will give a talk entitled "Restoring Memories of Pre-WWII
Poland" at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh
Boulevard.

For further information, please go to the Web site of the JGS St. Louis:
<www.jewishgen.org/jgs-stlouis>, St. Louis County Library Special
Collections: <www.slcl.lib.mo.us/slcl/sc/sc-genpg.htm> or contact JGS
president Ilene Wittels at <igwittel@artsci.wustl.edu

Ilene Kanfer Murray
St. Louis, Missouri

Researching: GELBERG, CZACZKOWSKI, FIDLER in Bialystok