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WWII Chief Rabbi of Kiev #rabbinic

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Friends,

Could anyone elighten me as to the name of the Chief Rabbi of Kiev
during WW2.

Thank you

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic WWII Chief Rabbi of Kiev #rabbinic

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Friends,

Could anyone elighten me as to the name of the Chief Rabbi of Kiev
during WW2.

Thank you

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Re: The given name Mali and its_Hebrew Equivalent #hungary

Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
 

Hello Amos and H-SIggers,
My ggg-mother was named Mari-Mali Fried and her Hebrew name was Miriam. =
As was discussed in H-SIG many times in the past one should be careful =
about tying Hungarian names to Hebrew ones as there is no one-to-one =
equivalence between them.

Isaac Katz
Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Amos Israel Zezmer [mailto:amos.zezmer@wanadoo.fr]=20
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:11 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] The given name Mali and its_Hebrew Equivalent

Dear fellow H-Siggers,

If any of you have a relative with the given name of "M=E1li" among your =

ancestors, I would be interested to know what her Hebrew given name was. =

I am in the process of restoring my great grandmother's tombstone, upon=20
which are the names of her parents. The only letter in her mother's name =

to have withstood the ravages of time is the Hebrew letter "Mem." The=20
rest has remained a mystery, although I have managed to narrow it down=20
to two options.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Amos Zezmer
Yerres, France

Researching:
SPIEGEL in Humenn=E9, Mucachevo and environs
ROTH in Zemplin and Vel'k=E9 Kapusany
SCHLANGER in Zemplin
BLEIER in Humenn=E9, Zemplin and Mucachevo


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: The given name Mali and its_Hebrew Equivalent #hungary

Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
 

Hello Amos and H-SIggers,
My ggg-mother was named Mari-Mali Fried and her Hebrew name was Miriam. =
As was discussed in H-SIG many times in the past one should be careful =
about tying Hungarian names to Hebrew ones as there is no one-to-one =
equivalence between them.

Isaac Katz
Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Amos Israel Zezmer [mailto:amos.zezmer@wanadoo.fr]=20
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:11 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] The given name Mali and its_Hebrew Equivalent

Dear fellow H-Siggers,

If any of you have a relative with the given name of "M=E1li" among your =

ancestors, I would be interested to know what her Hebrew given name was. =

I am in the process of restoring my great grandmother's tombstone, upon=20
which are the names of her parents. The only letter in her mother's name =

to have withstood the ravages of time is the Hebrew letter "Mem." The=20
rest has remained a mystery, although I have managed to narrow it down=20
to two options.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Amos Zezmer
Yerres, France

Researching:
SPIEGEL in Humenn=E9, Mucachevo and environs
ROTH in Zemplin and Vel'k=E9 Kapusany
SCHLANGER in Zemplin
BLEIER in Humenn=E9, Zemplin and Mucachevo


Los Angeles-Nov.16th-HIAS/Valery Bazarov JGLSA Program #poland

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles cordially invites you to a very special program with Mr.
Valery Bazarov, Family History Specialist for HIAS - The Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society:

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 7:30 p.m..

Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los
Angeles, CA

Program: The Genealogist as a Detective: Mining the Records of HIAS and YIVO

from the first flood Eastern European Jewry in the 1880s to the rescue of
the remaining Jews of Iraq during the last conflict, the Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society has been instrumental in bringing about four million Jews to the
United States. During the Holocaust HIAS played a major role in an organized
rescue operation, working in territories occupied by the Nazis, and after
the war, it was instrumental in bringing thousands of displaced Jews to the
United States. In the 1970s they facilitated the massive exodus of Jews >from
the Soviet Union.

How can a genealogical researcher make use of these records to learn more
about relatives who might have been helped by HIAS? Mr. Bazarov will show
how genealogy and detective investigation have more than a superficial
similarity, and how--with the help of archival documents--one can fill in
the blanks and reconnect with missing family. In addition to offering case
studies he will demonstrate the scope of HIAS and YIVO archives so
researchers can learn the best methods for beginning their own research.

SPEAKER: Valery Bazarov was born in Russia in 1942 and immigrated to the
United States in 1988. He holds two graduate degrees >from Odessa State
University (1969) and Hunter College of the City University of New York
(1994). Mr. Bazarov joined the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1988 and over
the next decade assisted the arrival of more than 200,000 Jewish refugees
who came to the United States under HIAS auspices. He is currently
responsible for the HIAS Location and Family History Service, helping
immigrants of different generations find family members and friends – often
in other countries – with whom they’ve lost contact over the years…sometimes
decades. He is especially committed to finding and honoring the heroes who
rescued European Jews during the Holocaust. Mr. Bazarov also researches HIAS
history, presents his findings in lectures and publications and is a
frequent lecturer at the international seminars on Jewish genealogy. He
travels frequently to Eastern Europe ( Poland and Ukraine) where he works in
various archives to locate documents related directly to HIAS activities,
spanning the last 100 years.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will take place on a Thursday, when the Skirball
exhibitions are open and free of charge, >from noon to 9 p.m.

Current exhibits: “On the Couch: Cartoons >from The New Yorker” and “Visions
and Values: Jewish Life >from Antiquity to America," and "Hanukkah Lamps >from
Italy." For more details go to:
http://www.skirball.org.

Come early to tour the galleries and enjoy a light dinner >from the Skirball
food cart prior to our program.

The JGSLA's Spiszman traveling library, offering a range of books useful for
Jewish genealogical research will be available, with our volunteers on hand
to answer your questions, >from 6:45PM - 7:30PM in the auditorium.

There is no charge for members. Guests are welcome. There is a $5.00 fee for
guests, which can be applied to JGSLA membership dues. Membership is based
on the calendar year, but new memberships will extend through 2007 and
include the 2006 issues of the JGSLA Journal, Roots-Key.

Directions and further information are available at:

JGSLA Home Page: http://www.jgsla.org
Meeting Info:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsla/Meeting%20Pages/Nov_16_2006_Mtg.htm
HIAS info: http://www.hias.org
YIVO info: http://www.yivo.org

We look forward to welcoming you at this informative program.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JRI Poland #Poland Los Angeles-Nov.16th-HIAS/Valery Bazarov JGLSA Program #poland

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles cordially invites you to a very special program with Mr.
Valery Bazarov, Family History Specialist for HIAS - The Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society:

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 7:30 p.m..

Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los
Angeles, CA

Program: The Genealogist as a Detective: Mining the Records of HIAS and YIVO

from the first flood Eastern European Jewry in the 1880s to the rescue of
the remaining Jews of Iraq during the last conflict, the Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society has been instrumental in bringing about four million Jews to the
United States. During the Holocaust HIAS played a major role in an organized
rescue operation, working in territories occupied by the Nazis, and after
the war, it was instrumental in bringing thousands of displaced Jews to the
United States. In the 1970s they facilitated the massive exodus of Jews >from
the Soviet Union.

How can a genealogical researcher make use of these records to learn more
about relatives who might have been helped by HIAS? Mr. Bazarov will show
how genealogy and detective investigation have more than a superficial
similarity, and how--with the help of archival documents--one can fill in
the blanks and reconnect with missing family. In addition to offering case
studies he will demonstrate the scope of HIAS and YIVO archives so
researchers can learn the best methods for beginning their own research.

SPEAKER: Valery Bazarov was born in Russia in 1942 and immigrated to the
United States in 1988. He holds two graduate degrees >from Odessa State
University (1969) and Hunter College of the City University of New York
(1994). Mr. Bazarov joined the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1988 and over
the next decade assisted the arrival of more than 200,000 Jewish refugees
who came to the United States under HIAS auspices. He is currently
responsible for the HIAS Location and Family History Service, helping
immigrants of different generations find family members and friends – often
in other countries – with whom they’ve lost contact over the years…sometimes
decades. He is especially committed to finding and honoring the heroes who
rescued European Jews during the Holocaust. Mr. Bazarov also researches HIAS
history, presents his findings in lectures and publications and is a
frequent lecturer at the international seminars on Jewish genealogy. He
travels frequently to Eastern Europe ( Poland and Ukraine) where he works in
various archives to locate documents related directly to HIAS activities,
spanning the last 100 years.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will take place on a Thursday, when the Skirball
exhibitions are open and free of charge, >from noon to 9 p.m.

Current exhibits: “On the Couch: Cartoons >from The New Yorker” and “Visions
and Values: Jewish Life >from Antiquity to America," and "Hanukkah Lamps >from
Italy." For more details go to:
http://www.skirball.org.

Come early to tour the galleries and enjoy a light dinner >from the Skirball
food cart prior to our program.

The JGSLA's Spiszman traveling library, offering a range of books useful for
Jewish genealogical research will be available, with our volunteers on hand
to answer your questions, >from 6:45PM - 7:30PM in the auditorium.

There is no charge for members. Guests are welcome. There is a $5.00 fee for
guests, which can be applied to JGSLA membership dues. Membership is based
on the calendar year, but new memberships will extend through 2007 and
include the 2006 issues of the JGSLA Journal, Roots-Key.

Directions and further information are available at:

JGSLA Home Page: http://www.jgsla.org
Meeting Info:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsla/Meeting%20Pages/Nov_16_2006_Mtg.htm
HIAS info: http://www.hias.org
YIVO info: http://www.yivo.org

We look forward to welcoming you at this informative program.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Belchatow Books of Residents #poland

ljbisel@...
 

My family comes >from Radomsko, Rozprza, Plawno, Zarki and Czestochowa.
I recently contributed and obtained the Belchatow Books of Residents
excel file because some of my family members married Belchatowers.
I am amazed at how many new family members I have found >from checking
this file line by line. There are new surnames and relationships that
I would never have known about without this wonderful tool.

I encourage everyone with roots in Belchatow or surrounding towns to
take advantage of this research opportunity and write to Roni Liebowitz
at roni19@optonline.net.

Leah Jordan Bisel
W. Bloomfield, MI

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Roni Liebowitz is JRI-Poland Town Leader for
Belchatow.


JRI Poland #Poland Belchatow Books of Residents #poland

ljbisel@...
 

My family comes >from Radomsko, Rozprza, Plawno, Zarki and Czestochowa.
I recently contributed and obtained the Belchatow Books of Residents
excel file because some of my family members married Belchatowers.
I am amazed at how many new family members I have found >from checking
this file line by line. There are new surnames and relationships that
I would never have known about without this wonderful tool.

I encourage everyone with roots in Belchatow or surrounding towns to
take advantage of this research opportunity and write to Roni Liebowitz
at roni19@optonline.net.

Leah Jordan Bisel
W. Bloomfield, MI

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Roni Liebowitz is JRI-Poland Town Leader for
Belchatow.


Again, Re: "A List of VIctims of the Gomel/Homel pogrom of 1906" #general

Naomi Fatouros
 

On or around September 1, 2006, I told the Belarus
and the Jewishgen discussion group members that I had
read in James Boylan's "Revolutionary Lives," that, in
1906 the writer Anna Strunsky had interviewed victims
and townspeople in Gomel and subsequently written an
article about the pogrom that occurred just occurred
there. I said that it was possible that a pamphlet she
wrote about it, which was published seven years after
she wrote her article, is still extant, and I
suggested that it might be found at the New York
Section of the Council of Jewish Women or at the
Huntington Library in California.

I replied to each of those who wrote me privately of
their own interest in the pamphlet, that I myself had
no genealogical interest in Gomel and I tried to make
clear to all that I did not intend to make any effort
to search for a copy of the pamphlet. Since then, I
have not concerned myself with the location of the
pamphlet nor do I recall my having made any inquiries
about it to the Huntington Library or to any other
institution who might have a copy.

Nevertheless, today I received a message >from the
Huntington Library Assistant Natalie Russell, saying
that that library does indeed have a copy. She
requested that if I wanted a reproduction made, I
should let her know so that she might obtain an
estimate for its cost >from the library's photographic
department. She said she would need my full postal
address to send me the copy.

I have responded to Ms. Russell by thanking her for
her efforts, but I have also told her that I have no
intention of ordering a copy but will tell those of
you who would like a copy to request it directly >from the
Huntington Library. I will say that probably she will
hear >from those who do have an interest in the pamphlet.

I shall send copies of Ms. Russell's response to all
those who wish to obtain a copy of Strunsky's account,
assumin that they will follow up on her response. I
shall leave it to them to decide whether it should be
republished on the Internet by the Belarus Sig or by
Jewishgen and to find out how to make arrangements for
such a republication. (I do not believe the pamphlet's
copyright, if it was ever claimed, is still extant.)

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@sbcglobal.net
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/
SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Searching:Abraham+Joseph FALC-Brooklyn before WW2,Origin-Kutno/Poland #general

noga <nogarub@...>
 

Shalom,
I'm looking for descendants of the brothers Abraham/Abram and
Joseph/Jozef FALC. The brothers were first cousins of my late
father and lately I got information that prior to WW2 they left
their Shtetl, Kutno, in Poland, emigrated to America and settled
in Brooklyn/New York. Their father was Mendel-Leib FALC, their
mother - Kajla FALC nee (G?)AST and their sisters were Sara FALC
and Ides SLUCKA nee FALC. The brothers were probably born during
the first decade of the 20th century. One of them was a musician
back in Poland and the other was employed by the Polish police.
It is possible that after moving to The USA their Surname was
changed a little bit to sound more American.

I'll appreciate any piece of information about the brothers and
their offsprings.

Noga RUB,
Tel-Aviv, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Again, Re: "A List of VIctims of the Gomel/Homel pogrom of 1906" #general

Naomi Fatouros
 

On or around September 1, 2006, I told the Belarus
and the Jewishgen discussion group members that I had
read in James Boylan's "Revolutionary Lives," that, in
1906 the writer Anna Strunsky had interviewed victims
and townspeople in Gomel and subsequently written an
article about the pogrom that occurred just occurred
there. I said that it was possible that a pamphlet she
wrote about it, which was published seven years after
she wrote her article, is still extant, and I
suggested that it might be found at the New York
Section of the Council of Jewish Women or at the
Huntington Library in California.

I replied to each of those who wrote me privately of
their own interest in the pamphlet, that I myself had
no genealogical interest in Gomel and I tried to make
clear to all that I did not intend to make any effort
to search for a copy of the pamphlet. Since then, I
have not concerned myself with the location of the
pamphlet nor do I recall my having made any inquiries
about it to the Huntington Library or to any other
institution who might have a copy.

Nevertheless, today I received a message >from the
Huntington Library Assistant Natalie Russell, saying
that that library does indeed have a copy. She
requested that if I wanted a reproduction made, I
should let her know so that she might obtain an
estimate for its cost >from the library's photographic
department. She said she would need my full postal
address to send me the copy.

I have responded to Ms. Russell by thanking her for
her efforts, but I have also told her that I have no
intention of ordering a copy but will tell those of
you who would like a copy to request it directly >from the
Huntington Library. I will say that probably she will
hear >from those who do have an interest in the pamphlet.

I shall send copies of Ms. Russell's response to all
those who wish to obtain a copy of Strunsky's account,
assumin that they will follow up on her response. I
shall leave it to them to decide whether it should be
republished on the Internet by the Belarus Sig or by
Jewishgen and to find out how to make arrangements for
such a republication. (I do not believe the pamphlet's
copyright, if it was ever claimed, is still extant.)

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@sbcglobal.net
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/
SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching:Abraham+Joseph FALC-Brooklyn before WW2,Origin-Kutno/Poland #general

noga <nogarub@...>
 

Shalom,
I'm looking for descendants of the brothers Abraham/Abram and
Joseph/Jozef FALC. The brothers were first cousins of my late
father and lately I got information that prior to WW2 they left
their Shtetl, Kutno, in Poland, emigrated to America and settled
in Brooklyn/New York. Their father was Mendel-Leib FALC, their
mother - Kajla FALC nee (G?)AST and their sisters were Sara FALC
and Ides SLUCKA nee FALC. The brothers were probably born during
the first decade of the 20th century. One of them was a musician
back in Poland and the other was employed by the Polish police.
It is possible that after moving to The USA their Surname was
changed a little bit to sound more American.

I'll appreciate any piece of information about the brothers and
their offsprings.

Noga RUB,
Tel-Aviv, Israel


BAK / BACK and TRISCH / FRISCH, in Prague, Zlatniky and Slatiny, Czech Republic #general

Gabriela Novak <gabriela.novak@...>
 

I am still seeking any information on family BAK / BACK and TRISCH /
FRISCH who lived in Prague and in the town of Zlatniky and Slatiny,
near Prague.
I have posted my information on RootsWeb:
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&;db=gabriela-novak&id=I250
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&;db=gabriela-novak&id=I251
Thank you, Gabriela Novak.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BAK / BACK and TRISCH / FRISCH, in Prague, Zlatniky and Slatiny, Czech Republic #general

Gabriela Novak <gabriela.novak@...>
 

I am still seeking any information on family BAK / BACK and TRISCH /
FRISCH who lived in Prague and in the town of Zlatniky and Slatiny,
near Prague.
I have posted my information on RootsWeb:
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&;db=gabriela-novak&id=I250
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&;db=gabriela-novak&id=I251
Thank you, Gabriela Novak.


When many Jews in the same town have the same name #germany

jplowens@...
 

The discussion of why some nice Jewish boys appear in records with
numbers after their names (like Lazarus Isaak II) raises another
important point.

In little towns where there were more than one (and sometimes many)
people with the same name, it often happend that some people adopted
different names so as to avoid confusion.

For 35 years my great grandmother's family was a brick wall for me because
her father was one of many men in his family called Moses MOSES.
In the town of Beerfelden in the Odenwald (Hessen) the MOSES family was huge.
Sorting out my MOSES family tree is like trying to put socks on an octopus.

What some of the Beerfelden MOSES did to avoid name confusion created
a different kind of confusion for later genealogists. Some dropped
the MOSES surname and adopted either ROSENTHAL or SONDHEIMER even before 1800.

See "Die Beerfeldner Juden 1691 - 1942" by Dr. Uri Kaufmann 2003
Herausgeber: Stadt Beerfelden
Gesamtherstellung: Druckberatung Walter M=FCller, Hetzbach
Druckerei Krauth, Eberbach
ISBN-Nr.: 3-00-011532-3

John Paul Lowens (geb. Loewenstein) Suburban NYC JPL25@Cornell.edu
Write to me about MOSES family genealogy at: BeerfeldenGE@aol.com


German SIG #Germany When many Jews in the same town have the same name #germany

jplowens@...
 

The discussion of why some nice Jewish boys appear in records with
numbers after their names (like Lazarus Isaak II) raises another
important point.

In little towns where there were more than one (and sometimes many)
people with the same name, it often happend that some people adopted
different names so as to avoid confusion.

For 35 years my great grandmother's family was a brick wall for me because
her father was one of many men in his family called Moses MOSES.
In the town of Beerfelden in the Odenwald (Hessen) the MOSES family was huge.
Sorting out my MOSES family tree is like trying to put socks on an octopus.

What some of the Beerfelden MOSES did to avoid name confusion created
a different kind of confusion for later genealogists. Some dropped
the MOSES surname and adopted either ROSENTHAL or SONDHEIMER even before 1800.

See "Die Beerfeldner Juden 1691 - 1942" by Dr. Uri Kaufmann 2003
Herausgeber: Stadt Beerfelden
Gesamtherstellung: Druckberatung Walter M=FCller, Hetzbach
Druckerei Krauth, Eberbach
ISBN-Nr.: 3-00-011532-3

John Paul Lowens (geb. Loewenstein) Suburban NYC JPL25@Cornell.edu
Write to me about MOSES family genealogy at: BeerfeldenGE@aol.com


EPSTEIN / RAVITZ #general

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

I am seeking descendents, particularly males, who are descended >from Yosef
(Joseph) Leib EPSTEIN (Levite) through his sons Yacov (Jacob) Meir Epstein
or Moshe RAVITZ. I assume the latter had a different surname so that he
would not be drafted into the Russian Army and Yacov Meir would have
appeared to have been an only son.
Yosef Leib was the son of Rabbi Yitzhak Mordechai of Kossov Poleski in the
Slonim District. His son Moshe Ravitz may have been born in 1902 and brought
to the US by his parents in 1912.
Moshe and Yacov were the first cousins of my grandfather, whose mother was
their aunt. I am interested in knowing whether any male descendents of the
brothers are doing DNA testing for their connection to the Epstein (Levite)
Family?
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EPSTEIN / RAVITZ #general

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

I am seeking descendents, particularly males, who are descended >from Yosef
(Joseph) Leib EPSTEIN (Levite) through his sons Yacov (Jacob) Meir Epstein
or Moshe RAVITZ. I assume the latter had a different surname so that he
would not be drafted into the Russian Army and Yacov Meir would have
appeared to have been an only son.
Yosef Leib was the son of Rabbi Yitzhak Mordechai of Kossov Poleski in the
Slonim District. His son Moshe Ravitz may have been born in 1902 and brought
to the US by his parents in 1912.
Moshe and Yacov were the first cousins of my grandfather, whose mother was
their aunt. I am interested in knowing whether any male descendents of the
brothers are doing DNA testing for their connection to the Epstein (Levite)
Family?
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


MIRMOWITSCH #belarus

Michèle Krebs <krebs.m@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Michèle Krebs and I live in Berne/Switzerland.
My grand-parents emigrated >from Tblisi in about 1903 first to Mahilyow
(until 1906) and then to Berne/Switzerland. While my GM (born SCHERMANN)
remained in Switzerland with her two youngest children (my aunt and my
father, born in Switzerland), my GF and his two oldest sons returned to
Russia and the family never met again.
I know that my GM had correspondence with her family in Russia until her
death in 1954, and I even have pictures of the family in Russia so I know
that there was still family after World War II.
I know these names:
GF: Ruben Mirmowitsch,born ca.1870-1880(?)
Sons: Jona and Mischka Mirmowitsch, born between 1898/1904(?).

I recently found out that a man called Rifke Mirmowitsch,born 1880,
emigrated by ship >from Bremen to New York in February 1906 to his brother
Fried..(?) Mirmowitsch who lived then 33,Canal Street, New York (This I
learnt by checking Passenger Lists). If this is a person related to my
family I don't know.

I have no family left in Switzerland, and I think there must be cousins
either in Russia or emigrated to anywhere.Does anybody know something about
these persons?

Thanks for helping

Michèle Krebs

krebs.m@gmx.ch


Belarus SIG #Belarus MIRMOWITSCH #belarus

Michèle Krebs <krebs.m@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Michèle Krebs and I live in Berne/Switzerland.
My grand-parents emigrated >from Tblisi in about 1903 first to Mahilyow
(until 1906) and then to Berne/Switzerland. While my GM (born SCHERMANN)
remained in Switzerland with her two youngest children (my aunt and my
father, born in Switzerland), my GF and his two oldest sons returned to
Russia and the family never met again.
I know that my GM had correspondence with her family in Russia until her
death in 1954, and I even have pictures of the family in Russia so I know
that there was still family after World War II.
I know these names:
GF: Ruben Mirmowitsch,born ca.1870-1880(?)
Sons: Jona and Mischka Mirmowitsch, born between 1898/1904(?).

I recently found out that a man called Rifke Mirmowitsch,born 1880,
emigrated by ship >from Bremen to New York in February 1906 to his brother
Fried..(?) Mirmowitsch who lived then 33,Canal Street, New York (This I
learnt by checking Passenger Lists). If this is a person related to my
family I don't know.

I have no family left in Switzerland, and I think there must be cousins
either in Russia or emigrated to anywhere.Does anybody know something about
these persons?

Thanks for helping

Michèle Krebs

krebs.m@gmx.ch