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News on the Synagogue in Przysucha #poland

Marla Raucher Osborn <osborn@...>
 

Dear readers and descendants of Przysucha,

As many of you already know, the historic town of Przysucha (near
Radom) was a major center of Chasidism in Poland and continues today
to be a place of annual pilgrimage. Before the Shoah, the Jewish
population was significant, making up nearly 2/3 of the total town
population.

What you may not be aware is that the massive 18th century limestone
Przysucha synagogue is the largest surviving baroque synagogue in
Poland (a cavernous area of 650 square meters). Despite having been
used by the Nazis as a warehouse and heavily damaged during and after
the War, the building still retains impressive ornamental and structural
details, including a large central bimah, a wall niche for the ark
framed with stucco griffins, the women's gallery, and highly colorful
(though faded) fragments of decorative frescoes on the inside; on the
exterior is very rare and unique feature: a pillory where Jews sentenced
by the Jewish community court would be locked for punishment!

Following the War, the building fell into further disrepair and
neglect. Over the intervening years, misguided “renovations”
contributed to a deteriorating situation and dangerously threatened
the structural integrity of the building. For example, the bimah,
vital for support of the vaulted ceiling, was at one point
cut >from the foundation, then subsequently improperly "corrected"
with the installation of iron bar supports leaving it unsupported
and dangling above the ground.

Fortunately, beginning the year after its acquisition in 2007 by
FODZ (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland)
major work began to stabilize the structure: 2012 saw the building's
foundation reinforced and the bimah properly re-supported; in 2013
roof restoration was completed. Important and necessary first
steps for ensuring that the synagogue - this important piece of Jewish
history - of Przysucha town heritage - can have a future and be open
to visiting Jewish groups and made available for religious and cultural
uses.

The major challenge now is renovation of the interior with its precious
original decorations and unique structural features.

More details -- and information on how you can help -- can be found
here:

http://fodz.pl/?d=5&id=93&l=en

To read more about the synagogue's history and the details of
renovation:

http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2013/10/04/przysucha-synagogue-roof-repair-completed/%E2%80%9D

http://samgrubersjewishartmonuments.blogspot.com/2012/02/poland-virtual-tour-of-przysucha.html

To download a .pdf on ‘Preserving Jewish Heritage In Poland' marking
FODZ's 10th anniversary, highlighting ist projects and programs,
including the Przysucha synagogue:

http://fodz.pl/download/album_fodz_www.pdf

To learn if you have family >from the town of Przysucha, visit the
JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing-Poland): town page:

http://www.jri-poland.org/town/przysucha.htm

Warm regards and happy Chanukah to all,

Marla Raucher Osborn
Warsaw, Poland
osborn@...

Researching surnames:
HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (Galicia, today Ukraine);
KURZROCK >from Kozova (Galicia, today Ukraine);
TEICHMAN >from Chodorow (Galicia, today Ukraine);
SILBER, BAUMANN, and SCHARF fromUlanow and Sokolow Malopolska (Galicia,
Poland);
RAUCHER/RAUSCHER and KESTENBAUM >from Przemysl (Galicia, Poland);
BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova);
and BRUNSHTEIN, MOGALNIK, SARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy (Ukraine)


JRI Poland #Poland News on the Synagogue in Przysucha #poland

Marla Raucher Osborn <osborn@...>
 

Dear readers and descendants of Przysucha,

As many of you already know, the historic town of Przysucha (near
Radom) was a major center of Chasidism in Poland and continues today
to be a place of annual pilgrimage. Before the Shoah, the Jewish
population was significant, making up nearly 2/3 of the total town
population.

What you may not be aware is that the massive 18th century limestone
Przysucha synagogue is the largest surviving baroque synagogue in
Poland (a cavernous area of 650 square meters). Despite having been
used by the Nazis as a warehouse and heavily damaged during and after
the War, the building still retains impressive ornamental and structural
details, including a large central bimah, a wall niche for the ark
framed with stucco griffins, the women's gallery, and highly colorful
(though faded) fragments of decorative frescoes on the inside; on the
exterior is very rare and unique feature: a pillory where Jews sentenced
by the Jewish community court would be locked for punishment!

Following the War, the building fell into further disrepair and
neglect. Over the intervening years, misguided “renovations”
contributed to a deteriorating situation and dangerously threatened
the structural integrity of the building. For example, the bimah,
vital for support of the vaulted ceiling, was at one point
cut >from the foundation, then subsequently improperly "corrected"
with the installation of iron bar supports leaving it unsupported
and dangling above the ground.

Fortunately, beginning the year after its acquisition in 2007 by
FODZ (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland)
major work began to stabilize the structure: 2012 saw the building's
foundation reinforced and the bimah properly re-supported; in 2013
roof restoration was completed. Important and necessary first
steps for ensuring that the synagogue - this important piece of Jewish
history - of Przysucha town heritage - can have a future and be open
to visiting Jewish groups and made available for religious and cultural
uses.

The major challenge now is renovation of the interior with its precious
original decorations and unique structural features.

More details -- and information on how you can help -- can be found
here:

http://fodz.pl/?d=5&id=93&l=en

To read more about the synagogue's history and the details of
renovation:

http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2013/10/04/przysucha-synagogue-roof-repair-completed/%E2%80%9D

http://samgrubersjewishartmonuments.blogspot.com/2012/02/poland-virtual-tour-of-przysucha.html

To download a .pdf on ‘Preserving Jewish Heritage In Poland' marking
FODZ's 10th anniversary, highlighting ist projects and programs,
including the Przysucha synagogue:

http://fodz.pl/download/album_fodz_www.pdf

To learn if you have family >from the town of Przysucha, visit the
JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing-Poland): town page:

http://www.jri-poland.org/town/przysucha.htm

Warm regards and happy Chanukah to all,

Marla Raucher Osborn
Warsaw, Poland
osborn@...

Researching surnames:
HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (Galicia, today Ukraine);
KURZROCK >from Kozova (Galicia, today Ukraine);
TEICHMAN >from Chodorow (Galicia, today Ukraine);
SILBER, BAUMANN, and SCHARF fromUlanow and Sokolow Malopolska (Galicia,
Poland);
RAUCHER/RAUSCHER and KESTENBAUM >from Przemysl (Galicia, Poland);
BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova);
and BRUNSHTEIN, MOGALNIK, SARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy (Ukraine)


Query about Stanislaw Rozycki_Warsaw #poland

Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

I would like to contact anyone who may have researched the family history of
Stanislaw Rozycki who lived in Warsaw at the outbreak of WW2. He fled
to Lwow in 1939 and then returned Oct 1941 and was captured and sent
to the Warsaw Ghetto. Stanislaw Rozycki worked for the Oyneg Shabes
Archives (Ringelblum Archives) and wrote detailed pages on life in the
Ghetto.

I am doing some research for descendants of the Rozycki family but haven't
made the connection between Stanislaw and other Rozycki family members
in Warsaw at that time.

Any assistance would be much appreciated, thanks.

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator,
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


JRI Poland #Poland Query about Stanislaw Rozycki_Warsaw #poland

Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

I would like to contact anyone who may have researched the family history of
Stanislaw Rozycki who lived in Warsaw at the outbreak of WW2. He fled
to Lwow in 1939 and then returned Oct 1941 and was captured and sent
to the Warsaw Ghetto. Stanislaw Rozycki worked for the Oyneg Shabes
Archives (Ringelblum Archives) and wrote detailed pages on life in the
Ghetto.

I am doing some research for descendants of the Rozycki family but haven't
made the connection between Stanislaw and other Rozycki family members
in Warsaw at that time.

Any assistance would be much appreciated, thanks.

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator,
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Viewmate Translation request- Polish #poland

Sandra B Landers
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is a Death Record for Ruchla FURMANOWICZ 1853 >from Chorzele, Poland.
I'd like to know the names, date of event, ages and location of
those mentioned. I'm trying to determine if Ruchla is related to
my FURMAONWICZ Family >from Lomza, Poland,

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37070

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much for your help.
Sincerely,
Sandy Landers
Tamarac, FL


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Translation request- Polish #poland

Sandra B Landers
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is a Death Record for Ruchla FURMANOWICZ 1853 >from Chorzele, Poland.
I'd like to know the names, date of event, ages and location of
those mentioned. I'm trying to determine if Ruchla is related to
my FURMAONWICZ Family >from Lomza, Poland,

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37070

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much for your help.
Sincerely,
Sandy Landers
Tamarac, FL


Simeon Leon STRAUS - Arrival To USA From Germany 1820s? - Bradley Hodge #germany

Bradley Hodge <sinelibris@...>
 

Subject: Simeon Leon STRAUS - Arrival To USA =46rom Germany 1820s?

Hello:
I am trying to confirm my Jewish heritage and ancestry.
I have researched and documented, to genealogical standards, for years.
I am trying to find the answer to how my ancestor arrived in the USA
from Germany.
I am, also, searching for any information which would lead me to his
lineage and ancestry.

My ancestor's name is Simeon Leon STRAUS. He was born in 1809 in
Germany.
The 1850, 1860, & 1870 USA Census indicates that he is >from Bavaria,
Germany.
Occupation: Merchant
Married: Maria Collins (b.1815-d.1894), 27 December 1842, age 33
Death: 10 April 1866, Shepparsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA

A limited amount of information about Simeon Leon STRAUS, after his
arrival in the USA, appears on Ancestory.com with a photograph of his
son, Charles STRAUS, and family.

I have been informed that No passenger manifests were required prior to
1892.

Bradley Clark Straus Hodge, Huntsville, Texas, USA sinelibris@...


German SIG #Germany Simeon Leon STRAUS - Arrival To USA From Germany 1820s? - Bradley Hodge #germany

Bradley Hodge <sinelibris@...>
 

Subject: Simeon Leon STRAUS - Arrival To USA =46rom Germany 1820s?

Hello:
I am trying to confirm my Jewish heritage and ancestry.
I have researched and documented, to genealogical standards, for years.
I am trying to find the answer to how my ancestor arrived in the USA
from Germany.
I am, also, searching for any information which would lead me to his
lineage and ancestry.

My ancestor's name is Simeon Leon STRAUS. He was born in 1809 in
Germany.
The 1850, 1860, & 1870 USA Census indicates that he is >from Bavaria,
Germany.
Occupation: Merchant
Married: Maria Collins (b.1815-d.1894), 27 December 1842, age 33
Death: 10 April 1866, Shepparsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA

A limited amount of information about Simeon Leon STRAUS, after his
arrival in the USA, appears on Ancestory.com with a photograph of his
son, Charles STRAUS, and family.

I have been informed that No passenger manifests were required prior to
1892.

Bradley Clark Straus Hodge, Huntsville, Texas, USA sinelibris@...


Kirchener Camp august 1939 to May 1940 #germany

Peter Heilbrunn <pheilbrunn@...>
 

Hi,

My father Hugo HEILBRUNN camp to England through a special programme set up
by British Jews and administered by Jewish agencies in Berlin and Vienna.
The arrangement allowed Jews who could show they were in transit, to arrive
in England, be housed in the Kitchener camp while awaiting their onward
passage. As far as I know, when war broke out all sailings stopped. My
father therefore never made it to New York. If anyone has stories about life
in the camp I would be interested to hear >from them. Regards,

Peter Heilbrunn Amersham England - pheilbrunn@...


German SIG #Germany Kirchener Camp august 1939 to May 1940 #germany

Peter Heilbrunn <pheilbrunn@...>
 

Hi,

My father Hugo HEILBRUNN camp to England through a special programme set up
by British Jews and administered by Jewish agencies in Berlin and Vienna.
The arrangement allowed Jews who could show they were in transit, to arrive
in England, be housed in the Kitchener camp while awaiting their onward
passage. As far as I know, when war broke out all sailings stopped. My
father therefore never made it to New York. If anyone has stories about life
in the camp I would be interested to hear >from them. Regards,

Peter Heilbrunn Amersham England - pheilbrunn@...


German Jewish Death Certificates 1941/42 #germany

Lande
 

As reported earlier. the website http://robertbachara.com/bazaaptest lists
thousands of 1941/42 German Jewish death certificates for a wide range of
German towns. This is a unique source of information since these persons
are not included in the Gedenkbuch, i.e. the Bundesarchiv does not consider
them Holocaust victims since they were not deported.

Requests for copies should be sent to the Opole branch of the Polish State
Archives, where they are held.

Peter Lande - Washington, D.C. pdlande@...


German SIG #Germany German Jewish Death Certificates 1941/42 #germany

Lande
 

As reported earlier. the website http://robertbachara.com/bazaaptest lists
thousands of 1941/42 German Jewish death certificates for a wide range of
German towns. This is a unique source of information since these persons
are not included in the Gedenkbuch, i.e. the Bundesarchiv does not consider
them Holocaust victims since they were not deported.

Requests for copies should be sent to the Opole branch of the Polish State
Archives, where they are held.

Peter Lande - Washington, D.C. pdlande@...


Re: Yuchvid/Iochvid/Iohvid #ukraine

Judite Orensztajn
 

Shalom,
Yocheved is not a surname, is a name - it's the name of Moshe Rabeinu's
mother.

Chanuka sameach!

Judite

-----Original Message-----
From: Ukraine SIG [mailto:ukraine@...]=20
Sent: quinta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2014 06:05
To: Ukraine SIG
Subject: [ukraine] Yuchvid/Iochvid/Iohvid

Hello, all. My great grandmother's maiden name was some spelling of
Yuchvid/ Iochvid/ Iohvid/Yocheved... You get the idea. Rose came to New
York In 1905 or 1906. She had a sister Manya whom we are told went to
Chicago and a brother Volodya but we don't know where he ended up. Does
this resonate with any fellow Ekaterinoslav descendants?

Thank you.
Lynn Flaster Paul
Westport, CT


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Yuchvid/Iochvid/Iohvid #ukraine

Judite Orensztajn
 

Shalom,
Yocheved is not a surname, is a name - it's the name of Moshe Rabeinu's
mother.

Chanuka sameach!

Judite

-----Original Message-----
From: Ukraine SIG [mailto:ukraine@...]=20
Sent: quinta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2014 06:05
To: Ukraine SIG
Subject: [ukraine] Yuchvid/Iochvid/Iohvid

Hello, all. My great grandmother's maiden name was some spelling of
Yuchvid/ Iochvid/ Iohvid/Yocheved... You get the idea. Rose came to New
York In 1905 or 1906. She had a sister Manya whom we are told went to
Chicago and a brother Volodya but we don't know where he ended up. Does
this resonate with any fellow Ekaterinoslav descendants?

Thank you.
Lynn Flaster Paul
Westport, CT


Polish and German Jewish Death Certificates #general

Lande
 

As posted earlier, the website at http://robertbachara.com/bazaaptest
provides a data base of several thousand 1941/42 Polish and German Jewish
death certificates held at the Opole archives, though none of the deaths
took place in Opole/Oppeln. The Polish certificates originate >from towns
which were annexed to Germany, particularly Sosnowitz, Wroclaw/Breslau and
Bendsburg and I recommend that anyone interested in these places take a look
at the names/information

The German death certificates originated >from all over Germany and the
names/information cannot be found on any public source. Almost all are
included in the Residentenliste (which is not on the web) but none are
included in the Gedenkbuch since the Bundesarchiv does not consider them
Holocaust deaths.

Any requests for copies of the certificates should be sent to the Opole
archives.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish and German Jewish Death Certificates #general

Lande
 

As posted earlier, the website at http://robertbachara.com/bazaaptest
provides a data base of several thousand 1941/42 Polish and German Jewish
death certificates held at the Opole archives, though none of the deaths
took place in Opole/Oppeln. The Polish certificates originate >from towns
which were annexed to Germany, particularly Sosnowitz, Wroclaw/Breslau and
Bendsburg and I recommend that anyone interested in these places take a look
at the names/information

The German death certificates originated >from all over Germany and the
names/information cannot be found on any public source. Almost all are
included in the Residentenliste (which is not on the web) but none are
included in the Gedenkbuch since the Bundesarchiv does not consider them
Holocaust deaths.

Any requests for copies of the certificates should be sent to the Opole
archives.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Need Help Deciphering Town Name, Lodz Province - Redux #general

david colman <davidcolman@...>
 

I have received several replies offering to help me decipher the
handwriting on a record, and realize that my original post was misleading.

I have just posted the handwriting in question to ViewMate & will post
here again when it is up. However, my biggest problem is not so much in
the handwriting itself - while it is ambiguous, there appear to me a
very limited set of possible readings.

Rather, I am hoping that somebody with good knowledge of the Lodz area
and Jewish names of towns can help me. The town is written as _ulowitz,
where underscore is J, Y, or Z. (my money is on Z).

David Colman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Help Deciphering Town Name, Lodz Province - Redux #general

david colman <davidcolman@...>
 

I have received several replies offering to help me decipher the
handwriting on a record, and realize that my original post was misleading.

I have just posted the handwriting in question to ViewMate & will post
here again when it is up. However, my biggest problem is not so much in
the handwriting itself - while it is ambiguous, there appear to me a
very limited set of possible readings.

Rather, I am hoping that somebody with good knowledge of the Lodz area
and Jewish names of towns can help me. The town is written as _ulowitz,
where underscore is J, Y, or Z. (my money is on Z).

David Colman


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #general

Susan Becker <susanabecker@...>
 

I have posted 4 documents on ViewMate that are Yiddish notes on
the back of family photos taken circa 1930 in Bialystok. I would
so appreciate exact translations and am especially searching for
first and last names that may be included.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37090

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37089

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37088

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37086

You may respond to susanabecker@... or at ViewMate.
Warmest thanks.

Susan Becker
Golden, Co

Researching Bialystok family names ZIMMERMAN/CIMERMAN, NITAFSKY and PRENSKY.
Sokoly/Zabludow family names BARAN, NURCYCZ/NURZEC/NURZITZ and PUNIE/PUNYA.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #general

Susan Becker <susanabecker@...>
 

I have posted 4 documents on ViewMate that are Yiddish notes on
the back of family photos taken circa 1930 in Bialystok. I would
so appreciate exact translations and am especially searching for
first and last names that may be included.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37090

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37089

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37088

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37086

You may respond to susanabecker@... or at ViewMate.
Warmest thanks.

Susan Becker
Golden, Co

Researching Bialystok family names ZIMMERMAN/CIMERMAN, NITAFSKY and PRENSKY.
Sokoly/Zabludow family names BARAN, NURCYCZ/NURZEC/NURZITZ and PUNIE/PUNYA.

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