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INTRO and Kitchener Camp for male jewish refugees in Sandwich, Kent, England #germany

Ann Rolett <ann.rolett@...>
 

Hello,

I am >from the USA, the daughter of a holocaust survivor >from Berlin
Germany. My mother and her family survived in hiding in Berlin from
approximately late 1942 or early 1943 until May 1945 when the Russians
liberated Berlin. They emigrated to the US in 1947.

I am researching the following families:

Alexander KLAR and family: originally >from Kruposchin, Schwetz, West
Prussia. Lived in Berlin, Germany >from the late 1800's until the
holocaust.

Max WILLDORF (sometimes spelled WILLDORFF) and family: Family
originally >from Insterburg, East Prussia. Living in Berlin, Germany
from the late 1800's. Max died in 1936.
Betti HOLZ and family: Originally >from Posen, Poland, wife of Max WILLDORF

Abraham WIERSCH and family: Originally >from Osche, Schwetz, West
Prussia. Lived in Prenzlau, Germany prior to 1936. Lived in Berlin
from 1936 until the holocaust.
Johanna (Hanchen) SKLOW Klar and family: originally >from Schneidemuhl,
West Prussia. Wife of Alexander KLAR.

Victor COHN, >from Zittau, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany, a cousin who was
in Kitchener camp. I am looking for any information about Victor's
family and background.

Jenny LEVY KLAR, originally >from Luckowitz, Poland, first wife of
Alexander Klar, died 1905.

I also am interested in learning as much as I can about life in Berlin
before the holocaust and for those Jews who survived in hiding.

I also am researching:

KITCHENER CAMP (AKA Richborough Transit Camp) for male Jewish refugees
in Sandwich, Kent, England.

I am assisting with the Kitchener Camp Project to Find Descendants.
The Kitchener Camp was set up by the Central British Fund for German
Jewry and rescued about 3,500 men and several hundred wives and
children. A group of descendants in England has established a
website where they are collecting Kitchener Camp Documents, letters,
photographs and histories.

More information on this effort can be found at
http://www.kitchenercamp.co.uk/

Thank you, Ann Rolett, New Rochelle, New York ann.rolett@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO and Kitchener Camp for male jewish refugees in Sandwich, Kent, England #germany

Ann Rolett <ann.rolett@...>
 

Hello,

I am >from the USA, the daughter of a holocaust survivor >from Berlin
Germany. My mother and her family survived in hiding in Berlin from
approximately late 1942 or early 1943 until May 1945 when the Russians
liberated Berlin. They emigrated to the US in 1947.

I am researching the following families:

Alexander KLAR and family: originally >from Kruposchin, Schwetz, West
Prussia. Lived in Berlin, Germany >from the late 1800's until the
holocaust.

Max WILLDORF (sometimes spelled WILLDORFF) and family: Family
originally >from Insterburg, East Prussia. Living in Berlin, Germany
from the late 1800's. Max died in 1936.
Betti HOLZ and family: Originally >from Posen, Poland, wife of Max WILLDORF

Abraham WIERSCH and family: Originally >from Osche, Schwetz, West
Prussia. Lived in Prenzlau, Germany prior to 1936. Lived in Berlin
from 1936 until the holocaust.
Johanna (Hanchen) SKLOW Klar and family: originally >from Schneidemuhl,
West Prussia. Wife of Alexander KLAR.

Victor COHN, >from Zittau, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany, a cousin who was
in Kitchener camp. I am looking for any information about Victor's
family and background.

Jenny LEVY KLAR, originally >from Luckowitz, Poland, first wife of
Alexander Klar, died 1905.

I also am interested in learning as much as I can about life in Berlin
before the holocaust and for those Jews who survived in hiding.

I also am researching:

KITCHENER CAMP (AKA Richborough Transit Camp) for male Jewish refugees
in Sandwich, Kent, England.

I am assisting with the Kitchener Camp Project to Find Descendants.
The Kitchener Camp was set up by the Central British Fund for German
Jewry and rescued about 3,500 men and several hundred wives and
children. A group of descendants in England has established a
website where they are collecting Kitchener Camp Documents, letters,
photographs and histories.

More information on this effort can be found at
http://www.kitchenercamp.co.uk/

Thank you, Ann Rolett, New Rochelle, New York ann.rolett@gmail.com


Opinheim in Brest-Litovsk #general

Roberta Berman <rbrta@...>
 

My gr-grandfather, Yitzhak Opinheim, was born in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus
about 1825. He was chosen by the tsar for the army and discharged in Kiev
about 1865. He was married in Kiev and had two children and died in Kiev.
I have no knowledge of his parents, possible siblings or other family in
Brest-Litovsk.

Are there records besides the ones on the Belarus SIG site? Would a
researcher in Brest be of help? If so, can you recommend one?
Any help on where to search will be greatly appreciated.

Roberta Berman
Western U.S.
rbrta@twc.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send researcher recommendations privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Opinheim in Brest-Litovsk #general

Roberta Berman <rbrta@...>
 

My gr-grandfather, Yitzhak Opinheim, was born in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus
about 1825. He was chosen by the tsar for the army and discharged in Kiev
about 1865. He was married in Kiev and had two children and died in Kiev.
I have no knowledge of his parents, possible siblings or other family in
Brest-Litovsk.

Are there records besides the ones on the Belarus SIG site? Would a
researcher in Brest be of help? If so, can you recommend one?
Any help on where to search will be greatly appreciated.

Roberta Berman
Western U.S.
rbrta@twc.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send researcher recommendations privately.


Sophie Caplan z"l #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

We learned with sorrow of the death on Saturday, January 20, of Sophie
Shoshanah Caplan, one of Gesher Galicia's earliest members.

A child survivor of the Holocaust, Sophie was born in Germany in 1933.
Her family fled to France before the outbreak of World War II, and
migrated to Sydney, Australia, after the war.

Sophie's family's losses in the Shoah led her to explore her family
history. Among the many branches that she researched were her
mother's HAUSMANN, HALPERIN, REITER, and STEIN families, >from
Bolekhiv, Dolyna, Kalush, and other towns in Eastern Galicia.

Sophie was the founding president of the Australian Jewish
Genealogical Society and edited its publication, the Kosher Koala, for
many years. She was also Avotaynu's long-time Contributing Editor for
Australia and a past president of the Australian Jewish Historical
Society. More recently, she served on the Board of Directors of the
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy.

In 2000, the Australian government awarded Sophie the Medal of the
Order of Australia for her contributions to the study of Australian
history and genealogy.

Sophie's husband Leslie, a leader of Australian Jewish community, died
in 2006.

Sophie will be buried on Monday, January 22, at Macquerie Park
Cemetery, near Sydney.

We extend our sympathies to Sophie's sons -- Gideon, Jonathan, and
Benjamin -- and to the rest of the family. May her memory remain as a
blessing to them and her contributions an inspiration to us all.

Renee Stern Steinig
for Gesher Galicia

To post a tribute to Sophie or share memories of her, go to:
http://www.ajgs.org.au/tributes-to-sophie-caplan-ajgs-past-president-and-life-member/
The Australian JGS will pass these comments on to her family.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Sophie Caplan z"l #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

We learned with sorrow of the death on Saturday, January 20, of Sophie
Shoshanah Caplan, one of Gesher Galicia's earliest members.

A child survivor of the Holocaust, Sophie was born in Germany in 1933.
Her family fled to France before the outbreak of World War II, and
migrated to Sydney, Australia, after the war.

Sophie's family's losses in the Shoah led her to explore her family
history. Among the many branches that she researched were her
mother's HAUSMANN, HALPERIN, REITER, and STEIN families, >from
Bolekhiv, Dolyna, Kalush, and other towns in Eastern Galicia.

Sophie was the founding president of the Australian Jewish
Genealogical Society and edited its publication, the Kosher Koala, for
many years. She was also Avotaynu's long-time Contributing Editor for
Australia and a past president of the Australian Jewish Historical
Society. More recently, she served on the Board of Directors of the
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy.

In 2000, the Australian government awarded Sophie the Medal of the
Order of Australia for her contributions to the study of Australian
history and genealogy.

Sophie's husband Leslie, a leader of Australian Jewish community, died
in 2006.

Sophie will be buried on Monday, January 22, at Macquerie Park
Cemetery, near Sydney.

We extend our sympathies to Sophie's sons -- Gideon, Jonathan, and
Benjamin -- and to the rest of the family. May her memory remain as a
blessing to them and her contributions an inspiration to us all.

Renee Stern Steinig
for Gesher Galicia

To post a tribute to Sophie or share memories of her, go to:
http://www.ajgs.org.au/tributes-to-sophie-caplan-ajgs-past-president-and-life-member/
The Australian JGS will pass these comments on to her family.


From Majorca to Brest-Litovsk in 434 years #belarus

Roberta Berman <rbrta@...>
 

Family knowledge and FTDNA Family Finder matches on my gr-grandfather's
(Yitzhak Opinheim) line hit a brick wall in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus about 1825.
YDNA matches and FTDNA's Iberian Ashkenaz project place his direct ancestor
(name unknown) in Majorca in 1391. I have since added him to the FTDNA Xueta
DNA project.

There are Family Finder matches between descendants (myself, siblings and 3
cousins) of Yitzhak Opinheim and a descendant of a Xueta family that lived in
Majorca in 1391. This descendant has not responded to multiple emails about the
match.

What to do? How and where do I look for a 434 years missing link?
All suggestions - research-wise and DNA-wise - will be appreciated.

Roberta Berman
Western U.S.
rbrta@twc.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus From Majorca to Brest-Litovsk in 434 years #belarus

Roberta Berman <rbrta@...>
 

Family knowledge and FTDNA Family Finder matches on my gr-grandfather's
(Yitzhak Opinheim) line hit a brick wall in Brest-Litovsk, Belarus about 1825.
YDNA matches and FTDNA's Iberian Ashkenaz project place his direct ancestor
(name unknown) in Majorca in 1391. I have since added him to the FTDNA Xueta
DNA project.

There are Family Finder matches between descendants (myself, siblings and 3
cousins) of Yitzhak Opinheim and a descendant of a Xueta family that lived in
Majorca in 1391. This descendant has not responded to multiple emails about the
match.

What to do? How and where do I look for a 434 years missing link?
All suggestions - research-wise and DNA-wise - will be appreciated.

Roberta Berman
Western U.S.
rbrta@twc.com


New Member Introduction #ukraine

lmschwab2@...
 

Hello UKR-SIG members,

My name is Leonard Schwab and my JewishGen ID# is 54510.

My 103 year old mother-in-law, Reba Cohn Weiner, has asked me to find
any data >from her grandparents' generation who lived and died in
Ukraine when it was part of the Russian Empire. I cannot,
unfortunately, read or speak the Cyrillic-based languages.

Reba's maternal grandparents are of special interest. They were from
Ekaterinoslav and their surname was WATKIN. The little bit of family
history that Reba was exposed to as a child growing up in Philadelphia
did not include any idea if her ancestors lived in the Gubernia or
City of Ekaterinoslav. I am going on a hunch that it was the city
rather than the rural parts of the Gubernia. I base that hunch on the
family lore that Reba's maternal grandfather was either owner or
manager of a factory that made military uniforms for the czar's army.

There were five WATKIN children who all emigrated to the U.S. without
their parents: Abraham (b.1878) was the only son; the four daughters
were Sarah (b.1883), Clara (b.1885), Elizabeth (b.1890), and Rosa
(b.1896). Birth years are inferred >from census data. Rosa was the
last to emigrate in 1913 through the Port of Baltimore. The ship
manifest indicates her father's name was "R. WATKIN" and his home as
"Ekaterinoslav". Ports of disembarkation are not known for the other
four children. Also there is no knowledge of where and how the WATKIN
parents died. It is only known that they never emigrated to the U.S.

Family lore has it that Reba's grandmother specifically wanted all her
daughters to have "English sounding names". Coupled with the
suggestion that the WATKIN surname is more English sounding than
Russian sounding, one wonders if the entire WATKIN family may have
originally emigrated >from England to Russia.

Hopefully, members of the Ukraine SIG might have some ideas on how to
obtain new information on Reba's WATKIN grandparents.

Thank you.

Leonard M. Schwab
Greenland, NH USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New Member Introduction #ukraine

lmschwab2@...
 

Hello UKR-SIG members,

My name is Leonard Schwab and my JewishGen ID# is 54510.

My 103 year old mother-in-law, Reba Cohn Weiner, has asked me to find
any data >from her grandparents' generation who lived and died in
Ukraine when it was part of the Russian Empire. I cannot,
unfortunately, read or speak the Cyrillic-based languages.

Reba's maternal grandparents are of special interest. They were from
Ekaterinoslav and their surname was WATKIN. The little bit of family
history that Reba was exposed to as a child growing up in Philadelphia
did not include any idea if her ancestors lived in the Gubernia or
City of Ekaterinoslav. I am going on a hunch that it was the city
rather than the rural parts of the Gubernia. I base that hunch on the
family lore that Reba's maternal grandfather was either owner or
manager of a factory that made military uniforms for the czar's army.

There were five WATKIN children who all emigrated to the U.S. without
their parents: Abraham (b.1878) was the only son; the four daughters
were Sarah (b.1883), Clara (b.1885), Elizabeth (b.1890), and Rosa
(b.1896). Birth years are inferred >from census data. Rosa was the
last to emigrate in 1913 through the Port of Baltimore. The ship
manifest indicates her father's name was "R. WATKIN" and his home as
"Ekaterinoslav". Ports of disembarkation are not known for the other
four children. Also there is no knowledge of where and how the WATKIN
parents died. It is only known that they never emigrated to the U.S.

Family lore has it that Reba's grandmother specifically wanted all her
daughters to have "English sounding names". Coupled with the
suggestion that the WATKIN surname is more English sounding than
Russian sounding, one wonders if the entire WATKIN family may have
originally emigrated >from England to Russia.

Hopefully, members of the Ukraine SIG might have some ideas on how to
obtain new information on Reba's WATKIN grandparents.

Thank you.

Leonard M. Schwab
Greenland, NH USA


where is Fridrikhshtat/Frydrikhshtat #lithuania

Julian & Sharon Peerutin
 

While researching the Lithuania database I found some birth records in
Rokiskis that has in the comments field the name /Frydrikhshtat.

My understanding is that the person was born in Rokiskis and the father is
from Fridrikhshtat/Frydrikhshtat. Can anyone tell me where the most likely
place Fridrikhshtat/Frydrikhshtat would be?

Thanks
Julian Peerutin

Researching
VELER/WELLER & SARFINOVICH/SHARFINOWITZ Linkuva/Kupiskis, Lithuania;
CINDEL/TSINDEL Kupiskis, Lithuania; LEVIN Rokiskis/Kupiskis, Lithuania;
PICK/PINK/PEEK Birz, Lithuania; DIAMOND / ORELASKY/OLESKY Siluva, Lithuania;
DRUKER / PENN Dvinsk, Latvia; HIRSCHSOHN / LEVENBERG / LEVINSOHN /
MANDELSTAMM Kuldiga/Pilten/Liepaja, Latvia; KALMEK/KALMANOVICH
Rokiskis/Druyah, Lithuania; Braslav, Belarus; Dvinsk, Latvia; NYMAN/NEIMAN
Poland; PEERUTIN/PIRUTIN Kraslava/Dvinsk, Latvia; Vitebsk, Belarus; TAL
Rokiskis, Lithuania/ Fridrikhshtat; CHAIT Birz, Lithuania; GOLDBERG / MORRIS
/ MYERS / NYMAN/NEIMAN Scotland / Poland


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania where is Fridrikhshtat/Frydrikhshtat #lithuania

Julian & Sharon Peerutin
 

While researching the Lithuania database I found some birth records in
Rokiskis that has in the comments field the name /Frydrikhshtat.

My understanding is that the person was born in Rokiskis and the father is
from Fridrikhshtat/Frydrikhshtat. Can anyone tell me where the most likely
place Fridrikhshtat/Frydrikhshtat would be?

Thanks
Julian Peerutin

Researching
VELER/WELLER & SARFINOVICH/SHARFINOWITZ Linkuva/Kupiskis, Lithuania;
CINDEL/TSINDEL Kupiskis, Lithuania; LEVIN Rokiskis/Kupiskis, Lithuania;
PICK/PINK/PEEK Birz, Lithuania; DIAMOND / ORELASKY/OLESKY Siluva, Lithuania;
DRUKER / PENN Dvinsk, Latvia; HIRSCHSOHN / LEVENBERG / LEVINSOHN /
MANDELSTAMM Kuldiga/Pilten/Liepaja, Latvia; KALMEK/KALMANOVICH
Rokiskis/Druyah, Lithuania; Braslav, Belarus; Dvinsk, Latvia; NYMAN/NEIMAN
Poland; PEERUTIN/PIRUTIN Kraslava/Dvinsk, Latvia; Vitebsk, Belarus; TAL
Rokiskis, Lithuania/ Fridrikhshtat; CHAIT Birz, Lithuania; GOLDBERG / MORRIS
/ MYERS / NYMAN/NEIMAN Scotland / Poland


Polish Vital Records Translation Request #lodz #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

Your assistance is appreciated in helping me with Polish
translations for the following 5 vital records. All should be
ZYNGER / ZYNGIERS, the name of my maternal great grandmother.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63770

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63769

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63768

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63767

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63766

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and help.

Nomi Waksberg

Researching Family Names:
FISZENFLED, BRAUN, WAKSBERG, ROZENBLAT,
FRYDMAN, ZINGER, WOLKOWICZ, RYGIEL, KLAJNBART


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Polish Vital Records Translation Request #lodz #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

Your assistance is appreciated in helping me with Polish
translations for the following 5 vital records. All should be
ZYNGER / ZYNGIERS, the name of my maternal great grandmother.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63770

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63769

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63768

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63767

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63766

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and help.

Nomi Waksberg

Researching Family Names:
FISZENFLED, BRAUN, WAKSBERG, ROZENBLAT,
FRYDMAN, ZINGER, WOLKOWICZ, RYGIEL, KLAJNBART


Viewmate - Russian translation request #poland

Deborah Barr
 

Dear Researchers,

I've posted to Viewmate three death records in Russian, >from
Pultusk, Poland, for which I would appreciate translation of
names, dates and places.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63796
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63797
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63798

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Deborah Barr

Researching CHOLCMAN, ABRAMCZYK, DOLNARUZA in Pultusk and Wyszkow,
Poland; ELSTER in Chelm, Poland; BARR and SELTZER in
Mogilev-Podolsky, Ukraine; LUMER in Rascov, Moldova;
GUREFSKY/GURIEVSKY in Bessarabia


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate - Russian translation request #poland

Deborah Barr
 

Dear Researchers,

I've posted to Viewmate three death records in Russian, >from
Pultusk, Poland, for which I would appreciate translation of
names, dates and places.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63796
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63797
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63798

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Deborah Barr

Researching CHOLCMAN, ABRAMCZYK, DOLNARUZA in Pultusk and Wyszkow,
Poland; ELSTER in Chelm, Poland; BARR and SELTZER in
Mogilev-Podolsky, Ukraine; LUMER in Rascov, Moldova;
GUREFSKY/GURIEVSKY in Bessarabia


Viewmate translation request - Polish to English #poland

rv Kaplan
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63763

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Document number 56 (left hand page) is the death registration of my
great great great grandmother, Perel Linde(r)man, nee Fux. Would love
to know what it says.

Thank you very much.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


Polish Vital Records Translation Request #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

Your assistance is appreciated in helping me with Polish
translations for the following 5 vital records. All should be
ZYNGER / ZYNGIERS, the name of my maternal great grandmother.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63770

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63769

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63768

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63767

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63766

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and help.

Nomi Waksberg

Researching Family Names:
FISZENFLED, BRAUN, WAKSBERG, ROZENBLAT,
FRYDMAN, ZINGER, WOLKOWICZ, RYGIEL, KLAJNBART


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate translation request - Polish to English #poland

rv Kaplan
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63763

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Document number 56 (left hand page) is the death registration of my
great great great grandmother, Perel Linde(r)man, nee Fux. Would love
to know what it says.

Thank you very much.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


JRI Poland #Poland Polish Vital Records Translation Request #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

Your assistance is appreciated in helping me with Polish
translations for the following 5 vital records. All should be
ZYNGER / ZYNGIERS, the name of my maternal great grandmother.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63770

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63769

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63768

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63767

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63766

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and help.

Nomi Waksberg

Researching Family Names:
FISZENFLED, BRAUN, WAKSBERG, ROZENBLAT,
FRYDMAN, ZINGER, WOLKOWICZ, RYGIEL, KLAJNBART

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