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Knyshin or Klyszyn? #poland

Lena Einhorn <lena.einhorn@...>
 

My grandmother, Fanny Portnoj-Wygodzki, was, according to the records, born
in Klyszyn ("Klyszynie"), and since she grew up in Bialystok, I have
presumed it was near. On the maps, however, I can only find "Knyshin", which is right next to Tykocin. Does anyone know where records >from Knyshin aremhoused, if anywhere?

Lena Einhorn
Sweden


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Knyshin or Klyszyn? #poland

Lena Einhorn <lena.einhorn@...>
 

My grandmother, Fanny Portnoj-Wygodzki, was, according to the records, born
in Klyszyn ("Klyszynie"), and since she grew up in Bialystok, I have
presumed it was near. On the maps, however, I can only find "Knyshin", which is right next to Tykocin. Does anyone know where records >from Knyshin aremhoused, if anywhere?

Lena Einhorn
Sweden


Subject: Re: "Jewish Underground, 1905" (belarus digest:Sept.06,03) #general

Shlomo Gurevich <shl2gur@...>
 

Not always the Jewish self-defense was identified with certain political
movement. So was the case , as far as I know, with self-defense in
Chislavichi which was organized on communal basis. My grandfather's
brother Israel Gurevich who was a member of the local organization came to
Bialystok for some business when the famous pogrom broke out, and he
joined the local Jewish fighters struggling against the pogromers and
Russian troops assisting them. He shot a Russian policemen dead, was
caught, took to jail and was destined for imminent execution, but somehow
managed to bribe a guard and escape. In his flight he succeeded to reach
America and inform the family that he was OK. There was some
correspondence between him and my grandfather till the end of 1930s when
it became dangerous to have relatives abroad. All my efforts to trace him
now were in vain. I think that he also changed his name in when Russian
were after him. As far as I know, the Jewish self-defense in Bialystok was
anarchist-oriented, but it did not prevent Israel >from joining them.

Shlomo Gurevich
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Subject: Re: "Jewish Underground, 1905" (belarus digest:Sept.06,03) #general

Shlomo Gurevich <shl2gur@...>
 

Not always the Jewish self-defense was identified with certain political
movement. So was the case , as far as I know, with self-defense in
Chislavichi which was organized on communal basis. My grandfather's
brother Israel Gurevich who was a member of the local organization came to
Bialystok for some business when the famous pogrom broke out, and he
joined the local Jewish fighters struggling against the pogromers and
Russian troops assisting them. He shot a Russian policemen dead, was
caught, took to jail and was destined for imminent execution, but somehow
managed to bribe a guard and escape. In his flight he succeeded to reach
America and inform the family that he was OK. There was some
correspondence between him and my grandfather till the end of 1930s when
it became dangerous to have relatives abroad. All my efforts to trace him
now were in vain. I think that he also changed his name in when Russian
were after him. As far as I know, the Jewish self-defense in Bialystok was
anarchist-oriented, but it did not prevent Israel >from joining them.

Shlomo Gurevich
Hoshaya, Israel
shl2gur@yahoo.com


Re: need information about a Theresienstadt survivor - Adolpf KATZENSTEIN #general

Charles Vitez <vitez@...>
 

"Herbert Rossbach" <hor1@netzero.net> wrote in message
The newspaper "Aufbau" lists Adolpf KATZENSTEIN as having returned from
Theresienstadt to the City of Hamburg in Germany. I need to know what
happened to Adolpf after his return. Can you help ??
***
Just an idea. If you are a relative, the German Social Security Office may
in certain circumstances be able to help. However, I believe that you may
need to employ the services of a German legal firm for a successful enquiry.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: need information about a Theresienstadt survivor - Adolpf KATZENSTEIN #general

Charles Vitez <vitez@...>
 

"Herbert Rossbach" <hor1@netzero.net> wrote in message
The newspaper "Aufbau" lists Adolpf KATZENSTEIN as having returned from
Theresienstadt to the City of Hamburg in Germany. I need to know what
happened to Adolpf after his return. Can you help ??
***
Just an idea. If you are a relative, the German Social Security Office may
in certain circumstances be able to help. However, I believe that you may
need to employ the services of a German legal firm for a successful enquiry.


EugeneGen Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2003 #general

Reeva Kimble <rkimble@...>
 

The Eugene Oregon Jewish Genealogy Study Group will meet at 7:30 on
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at our new location. For directions,
contact Renee at (541) 484-2307 or at gottesmanr@comcast.net

Our speaker will be Judith Baskin, Professor of Religious Studies
and Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
at the University of Oregon. Her talk is titled "Pauline Wengeroff's
*Memories of a Jewish Grandmother* and Bella Chagall's *Burning
Lights*: Two Early Twentieth Century Memoirs of Eastern European
Jewish Family Life.

You are welcome to bring questions about genealogy research.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EugeneGen Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2003 #general

Reeva Kimble <rkimble@...>
 

The Eugene Oregon Jewish Genealogy Study Group will meet at 7:30 on
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at our new location. For directions,
contact Renee at (541) 484-2307 or at gottesmanr@comcast.net

Our speaker will be Judith Baskin, Professor of Religious Studies
and Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
at the University of Oregon. Her talk is titled "Pauline Wengeroff's
*Memories of a Jewish Grandmother* and Bella Chagall's *Burning
Lights*: Two Early Twentieth Century Memoirs of Eastern European
Jewish Family Life.

You are welcome to bring questions about genealogy research.


JGS of Long Island meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

You are invited to attend the Sunday Sept 21 meeting of the JGS of Long
Island.

Our topic is: "Washington Reports, News >from the Jewish Genealogy
Conference in DC". Our panel will talk about the happenings at the recent
23rd IAJGS International Conference in Washington.

Time: 2:00PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York

Admission is free and all are welcome. Coffee and cake will be served.
For furthur information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@aol.com

Upcoming meetings:

Oct 15 >from 7-9PM Ron Arons "Using the Internet to Find Anything and
Anyone
Nov 2 >from 12:30-5PM Our annual Family History Workshop (Registration Fee)
Nov 23 at 2:00PM Stephen Morse

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

You are invited to attend the Sunday Sept 21 meeting of the JGS of Long
Island.

Our topic is: "Washington Reports, News >from the Jewish Genealogy
Conference in DC". Our panel will talk about the happenings at the recent
23rd IAJGS International Conference in Washington.

Time: 2:00PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York

Admission is free and all are welcome. Coffee and cake will be served.
For furthur information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@aol.com

Upcoming meetings:

Oct 15 >from 7-9PM Ron Arons "Using the Internet to Find Anything and
Anyone
Nov 2 >from 12:30-5PM Our annual Family History Workshop (Registration Fee)
Nov 23 at 2:00PM Stephen Morse

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


Re: "just Kohanim"--who's descended from Aaron? #general

MBernet@...
 

chaikin@bezeqint.net writes:

<< Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com wrote:

>What are "just Kohanim"? I take it >from the above that a Kohen Hedyot
("ordinary" Kohen) is not descended >from Aharon. That comes as quite a
surprise to me.
Information may be found in: Ex. 27:21; 28:43; 30:8, 10,
Lev. 6:11,15; 7:34ff.; 10:15 et al, "Aaron and his sons".
In Josh. 21:4,10,13,19; Neh. 10:39; 12:47; I Chron. 6:39,42; 12:27; 15:4;
23:28,32; 24:1; cf. I Chron. 13:9; 26:28; 29:21; 31:19; 35:14, "The sons
of Aaron". . . . . . . . >>

==That was very kind of Udi to give all this wealth of information and
much, much more. The point I was commenting on was the suggestion in the
earlier posting that only special Kohanim were descended >from Aaron,
brother of Moses.
That is not so and my response voiced my surprise. All Kohanim are
descendants of Aaron.

==There was, however, only one Kohen Gadol (High Priest) at any one time,
with a very temporary standby each year on Yom Kippur in case the Kohen
Gadol was unable to function.

==The high-priestly lineage tended to be (but was not always) hereditary.
The position became politicized (and often venal) toward the end of
Maccabean rule, until the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "just Kohanim"--who's descended from Aaron? #general

MBernet@...
 

chaikin@bezeqint.net writes:

<< Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com wrote:

>What are "just Kohanim"? I take it >from the above that a Kohen Hedyot
("ordinary" Kohen) is not descended >from Aharon. That comes as quite a
surprise to me.
Information may be found in: Ex. 27:21; 28:43; 30:8, 10,
Lev. 6:11,15; 7:34ff.; 10:15 et al, "Aaron and his sons".
In Josh. 21:4,10,13,19; Neh. 10:39; 12:47; I Chron. 6:39,42; 12:27; 15:4;
23:28,32; 24:1; cf. I Chron. 13:9; 26:28; 29:21; 31:19; 35:14, "The sons
of Aaron". . . . . . . . >>

==That was very kind of Udi to give all this wealth of information and
much, much more. The point I was commenting on was the suggestion in the
earlier posting that only special Kohanim were descended >from Aaron,
brother of Moses.
That is not so and my response voiced my surprise. All Kohanim are
descendants of Aaron.

==There was, however, only one Kohen Gadol (High Priest) at any one time,
with a very temporary standby each year on Yom Kippur in case the Kohen
Gadol was unable to function.

==The high-priestly lineage tended to be (but was not always) hereditary.
The position became politicized (and often venal) toward the end of
Maccabean rule, until the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E.

Michael Bernet, New York


Kansas City Descendents of Fannie Daniels #general

Clare15905@...
 

My great aunt Fannie DANIELS died in 1928 and is buried in Kansas City. I
am trying to locate any descendents of Fanny.
Please respond privately.

Sheldon Clare
Tucson, AZ
Email: clare15905@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kansas City Descendents of Fannie Daniels #general

Clare15905@...
 

My great aunt Fannie DANIELS died in 1928 and is buried in Kansas City. I
am trying to locate any descendents of Fanny.
Please respond privately.

Sheldon Clare
Tucson, AZ
Email: clare15905@aol.com


Re: "Lendovo Budy" and "Lopene Ege" #poland

Jrbaston
 

Robin Seidenberg asked:

<< Does anyone know where "Lendovo Budy" and "Lopene Ege" are? An
1896 birth record in Russian mentions these towns, which were evidently near Mazowieckie (Wysokie Mazowieckie?). I don't find them in JewishGen
ShtetlSeeker. Current Euro Atlas of Poland shows Lopienie-Zyski and
Lopienie-Jeze slightly SE of Brzozowo-Korabie, where another family member
lived. >>

I have found that the multi-volume gazetteer "Slownik Geograficzny" is the
very best source for finding elusive villages that appear in 19th century
records but in neither the very detailed Euro Atlas nor in the sectional Interwar maps of Poland available >from the Library of Congress.

This is how I found my elusive Usza Szczuka (2 houses and 19 people in 1827 -- probably most of them >from my JASKOLKA family.)

Most major university libraries have this set, which gives you the location (although not the coordinates) of a village as well as population and other information.

Judy Baston


JRI Poland #Poland Re: "Lendovo Budy" and "Lopene Ege" #poland

Jrbaston
 

Robin Seidenberg asked:

<< Does anyone know where "Lendovo Budy" and "Lopene Ege" are? An
1896 birth record in Russian mentions these towns, which were evidently near Mazowieckie (Wysokie Mazowieckie?). I don't find them in JewishGen
ShtetlSeeker. Current Euro Atlas of Poland shows Lopienie-Zyski and
Lopienie-Jeze slightly SE of Brzozowo-Korabie, where another family member
lived. >>

I have found that the multi-volume gazetteer "Slownik Geograficzny" is the
very best source for finding elusive villages that appear in 19th century
records but in neither the very detailed Euro Atlas nor in the sectional Interwar maps of Poland available >from the Library of Congress.

This is how I found my elusive Usza Szczuka (2 houses and 19 people in 1827 -- probably most of them >from my JASKOLKA family.)

Most major university libraries have this set, which gives you the location (although not the coordinates) of a village as well as population and other information.

Judy Baston


Re: Jewish Cemeteries in Bialystok Region #poland

Bialystoker
 

In 2001, I visited Tykocin, Grodek, and Michalowo. In 2002, I
also visited Krynki and Sokolka. I have placed Cemetery photos of
my visit on the Adobe Shutterfly website, so they can be shared
with you and other interested people. Just use the links and URLs
below to gain access.

Grodek
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32fec36c44d

Krynki
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32ff4bcc4cb

Michalowo
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32ffd0105da

Sokolka
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32f0bf00550

Tykocin
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32fed0105d2

Comments are welcome.

I also have my personal photos of the Bialystok Cemetery and will
make those photos available as well.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
In the last two years I have been to Eastern Poland twice and
have taken some photographs of the cemeteries in Bialystok,
Grodek, Krynki, Michalowo, Sokolka, and Tykocin.

I will place these photos on the Internet and provide links to
the group later today or tomorrow.

Mark Halpern


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Jewish Cemeteries in Bialystok Region #poland

Bialystoker
 

In 2001, I visited Tykocin, Grodek, and Michalowo. In 2002, I
also visited Krynki and Sokolka. I have placed Cemetery photos of
my visit on the Adobe Shutterfly website, so they can be shared
with you and other interested people. Just use the links and URLs
below to gain access.

Grodek
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32fec36c44d

Krynki
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32ff4bcc4cb

Michalowo
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32ffd0105da

Sokolka
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32f0bf00550

Tykocin
http://adobe.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b32fed0105d2

Comments are welcome.

I also have my personal photos of the Bialystok Cemetery and will
make those photos available as well.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
In the last two years I have been to Eastern Poland twice and
have taken some photographs of the cemeteries in Bialystok,
Grodek, Krynki, Michalowo, Sokolka, and Tykocin.

I will place these photos on the Internet and provide links to
the group later today or tomorrow.

Mark Halpern


Re: Bialystok cemetery #poland

Bialystoker
 

BIALYGen is a JewishGen group. I consider the Bialystok indexing
project to now be a project of this group, which will avoid any
duplicate effort.

Two members of this group have volunteered to transliterate the
inscriptions. The delay has been my fault. I have hundreds of
images. I am in the process of moving to a new home and my
household goods are currently in storage. Inadvertently, the
Bialystok Cemetery CDs were placed in storage. I will be moving
soon after Rosh Hashanah, so those images should be available to
our two volunteers in a month or two.

The indexing of the tombstone inscriptions is only the first step
in the Bialystok Cemetery project. I hope that the Cemetery will
undergo restoration and serve as a memorial to our ancestors who
lived in Bialystok prior to the Holocaust.

My hope is that this group will sponsor similar projects for the
30 or so other Jewish Cemeteries in the BIALYGen region.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
I would like to reiterate that the photographing and indexing
of the
Bialystok cemetery is a JewishGen Research Division project,
being
coordinated by Mark Halpern. Funds were raised in the past,
before this
group was formed, for the purchase of a digital camera to
permit the
university group to photograph the tombstones. Help is
currently needed
for transliteration of the inscriptions on the tombstones.

Mark Halpern previously explained the project in great detail.
To have the cemetery project listed in the group's priorities
certainly
does not imply, I hope, that a duplicative effort should be
started.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Bialystok cemetery #poland

Bialystoker
 

BIALYGen is a JewishGen group. I consider the Bialystok indexing
project to now be a project of this group, which will avoid any
duplicate effort.

Two members of this group have volunteered to transliterate the
inscriptions. The delay has been my fault. I have hundreds of
images. I am in the process of moving to a new home and my
household goods are currently in storage. Inadvertently, the
Bialystok Cemetery CDs were placed in storage. I will be moving
soon after Rosh Hashanah, so those images should be available to
our two volunteers in a month or two.

The indexing of the tombstone inscriptions is only the first step
in the Bialystok Cemetery project. I hope that the Cemetery will
undergo restoration and serve as a memorial to our ancestors who
lived in Bialystok prior to the Holocaust.

My hope is that this group will sponsor similar projects for the
30 or so other Jewish Cemeteries in the BIALYGen region.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
I would like to reiterate that the photographing and indexing
of the
Bialystok cemetery is a JewishGen Research Division project,
being
coordinated by Mark Halpern. Funds were raised in the past,
before this
group was formed, for the purchase of a digital camera to
permit the
university group to photograph the tombstones. Help is
currently needed
for transliteration of the inscriptions on the tombstones.

Mark Halpern previously explained the project in great detail.
To have the cemetery project listed in the group's priorities
certainly
does not imply, I hope, that a duplicative effort should be
started.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org