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Cemetery photos #belarus

Franklin J. Swartz <eejhp@...>
 

Monday, July 11, 2005, 11:42:46 AM

Dear All,

As part of my work as a director of Voluntas, a humanitarian service
organisation based in the UK and Belarus, I an my staff constantly
travel around Belarus. As part of the East European Jewish Heritage
Project's work we make notes on the state of Jewish cemeteries
throughout the country and engage in restoration work. I have noted
that many of you have an interest on the conditions of cemeteries and
the possibilities that there may be inscription of interest to you on
some of the headstones (matzevot).

If you would like us to look for an inscription in a particular
cemetery, or would like more information about the cemetery, please
let me know by sending an email to cemeteries@voluntas.org with the
name of the cemetery [e.g. its location] in the subject line and any
other information in the body of the letter. Once we receive ten or
more requests we will make a trip to the cemetery and let you know
what we find. If we do find anything I will send you digital photos.
I'll also send digital photos of the village or town in which the
cemetery is located. In cases where there are under ten requests I
will keep a log and whenever I or one of our staff is in the vicinity
we will examine the cemetery and send photos of what we find.

We will also do the same thing for villages. If this is your interest
please email to villages@voluntas.org with the name of the village in
the subject line and any information you have in the body of the
message. We will follow the same procedure regarding the number of
requests.

To make sure there is no misunderstanding: This is a free service
which we believe to be part of the mission of the East European Jewish
Heritage Project. Your response will help to guide us in our
restorations programmes.


Best regards,

Frank

Franklin J. Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
P.O.Box 97
Minsk
220074
Republic of Belarus
eejhp@voluntas.org
http://eejhp.netfirms.com


Cemetery statistics #belarus

Franklin J. Swartz <eejhp@...>
 

Monday, July 11, 2005, 11:40:15 AM

Dear All,

In reference to Logan Kleinwaks' query about cemeteries I have
prepared a detailed response together with a list of cemeteries. This
is perhaps too detailed and lengthy to be posted on the SIG but if
anyone would like a copy please send an email to
cemeteries@voluntas.org with the words 'cemetery list' in the subject
line and I will send you a copy. The list is currently being revised
and I will send updates throughout the year as people request them.

Please be patient, the internet is sometimes slow here. It may take up
to 48 hours for us to reply.

Best regards,

Frank
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
P.O. Box 97
Minsk
220074
Republic of Belarus
fjs@voluntas.org
eejhp@voluntas.org
http://eejhp.netfirms.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Cemetery photos #belarus

Franklin J. Swartz <eejhp@...>
 

Monday, July 11, 2005, 11:42:46 AM

Dear All,

As part of my work as a director of Voluntas, a humanitarian service
organisation based in the UK and Belarus, I an my staff constantly
travel around Belarus. As part of the East European Jewish Heritage
Project's work we make notes on the state of Jewish cemeteries
throughout the country and engage in restoration work. I have noted
that many of you have an interest on the conditions of cemeteries and
the possibilities that there may be inscription of interest to you on
some of the headstones (matzevot).

If you would like us to look for an inscription in a particular
cemetery, or would like more information about the cemetery, please
let me know by sending an email to cemeteries@voluntas.org with the
name of the cemetery [e.g. its location] in the subject line and any
other information in the body of the letter. Once we receive ten or
more requests we will make a trip to the cemetery and let you know
what we find. If we do find anything I will send you digital photos.
I'll also send digital photos of the village or town in which the
cemetery is located. In cases where there are under ten requests I
will keep a log and whenever I or one of our staff is in the vicinity
we will examine the cemetery and send photos of what we find.

We will also do the same thing for villages. If this is your interest
please email to villages@voluntas.org with the name of the village in
the subject line and any information you have in the body of the
message. We will follow the same procedure regarding the number of
requests.

To make sure there is no misunderstanding: This is a free service
which we believe to be part of the mission of the East European Jewish
Heritage Project. Your response will help to guide us in our
restorations programmes.


Best regards,

Frank

Franklin J. Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
P.O.Box 97
Minsk
220074
Republic of Belarus
eejhp@voluntas.org
http://eejhp.netfirms.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Cemetery statistics #belarus

Franklin J. Swartz <eejhp@...>
 

Monday, July 11, 2005, 11:40:15 AM

Dear All,

In reference to Logan Kleinwaks' query about cemeteries I have
prepared a detailed response together with a list of cemeteries. This
is perhaps too detailed and lengthy to be posted on the SIG but if
anyone would like a copy please send an email to
cemeteries@voluntas.org with the words 'cemetery list' in the subject
line and I will send you a copy. The list is currently being revised
and I will send updates throughout the year as people request them.

Please be patient, the internet is sometimes slow here. It may take up
to 48 hours for us to reply.

Best regards,

Frank
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
P.O. Box 97
Minsk
220074
Republic of Belarus
fjs@voluntas.org
eejhp@voluntas.org
http://eejhp.netfirms.com


JOURNEY TO A NEW LAND- Nick Evans #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

TRY NOT TO MISS THIS PRESENTATION 20th July - (not 19th as originally
advertised)

This is to remind you, if you have not yet got round to booking
tickets, to do so, for what should be a very interesting and enjoyable
talk.

"JOURNEY TO A NEW LAND" - guest speaker NICK EVANS - part of the
"Closing the Door -Immigrants to Britain 1905-2005" programme.
Wednesday 20th July, 2005 at 7.00 p.m.

The JGSGB is sponsoring a joint event with The Jewish Museum, London on
Wednesday 20th July as part of the above programme. Historian Nick Evans,
draws on his extensive original research, describes the circumstances that
led to four million Eastern European Jews leaving their homes, between 1881
and 1914, and the challenges that faced them on their arduous journey
across Europe in the hope of building a better life.

Many of you who attended the London Conference of the International
Jewish Genealogical Society in 2001 will remember that Nick Evans gave an
outstanding presentation on transmigration. He is in great demand as a
speaker and justifyably so.

The Jewish Museum, Camden Town
129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB
Admission £5 (Museum Friends and students £4), including admission to the
Museum and "Closing the Door" Exhibition >from 6.00 p.m.
Advance Booking recommended.
Tel:020 7284 1997
www.jewishmuseum.org.uk


Saul Issroff


Cemetery statistics #lithuania

Abramson, Arthur
 

Here is another example of the fate of a Jewish cemetery in Lithuania.
Several years ago I visited Shaki (Sakiai) in the old Suwalki Guberniya.
All the gravestones in the jewish cemetery had been taken away not by
the Nazis but later by the Russians, who wished to use the land for, I
believe, an agricultural testing station. Under pressure >from the Jewish
community in Vilnius, the cemetery was ultimately released. It now has a
memorial tablet and, I think, a fence. Not having any possibility of
finding the graves of my forebears there was a great disappointment.

Arthur S. Abramson
Mansfield, Connecticut


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JOURNEY TO A NEW LAND- Nick Evans #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

TRY NOT TO MISS THIS PRESENTATION 20th July - (not 19th as originally
advertised)

This is to remind you, if you have not yet got round to booking
tickets, to do so, for what should be a very interesting and enjoyable
talk.

"JOURNEY TO A NEW LAND" - guest speaker NICK EVANS - part of the
"Closing the Door -Immigrants to Britain 1905-2005" programme.
Wednesday 20th July, 2005 at 7.00 p.m.

The JGSGB is sponsoring a joint event with The Jewish Museum, London on
Wednesday 20th July as part of the above programme. Historian Nick Evans,
draws on his extensive original research, describes the circumstances that
led to four million Eastern European Jews leaving their homes, between 1881
and 1914, and the challenges that faced them on their arduous journey
across Europe in the hope of building a better life.

Many of you who attended the London Conference of the International
Jewish Genealogical Society in 2001 will remember that Nick Evans gave an
outstanding presentation on transmigration. He is in great demand as a
speaker and justifyably so.

The Jewish Museum, Camden Town
129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB
Admission £5 (Museum Friends and students £4), including admission to the
Museum and "Closing the Door" Exhibition >from 6.00 p.m.
Advance Booking recommended.
Tel:020 7284 1997
www.jewishmuseum.org.uk


Saul Issroff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Cemetery statistics #lithuania

Abramson, Arthur
 

Here is another example of the fate of a Jewish cemetery in Lithuania.
Several years ago I visited Shaki (Sakiai) in the old Suwalki Guberniya.
All the gravestones in the jewish cemetery had been taken away not by
the Nazis but later by the Russians, who wished to use the land for, I
believe, an agricultural testing station. Under pressure >from the Jewish
community in Vilnius, the cemetery was ultimately released. It now has a
memorial tablet and, I think, a fence. Not having any possibility of
finding the graves of my forebears there was a great disappointment.

Arthur S. Abramson
Mansfield, Connecticut


Lithuanian Poem #lithuania

Sue. Atkinson <suat@...>
 

Does anyone know the author of this poem, translated >from Hebrew, found
amongst the papers of an emigrant Lithuanian?

"On the side of the road she wallows
A rose with beautiful eyes
The withering leaf was cast aside
She has been lying here for two days already
She pleads with every passerby
"Please people pity me
Watch your steps lest you touch me
Lest with your feet your trample me
With your hands raise me up
To Eden my garden
To the garden that is cherished by all eyes"

Sue Atkinson, London, UK

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


YUDLEVITZ, GORE, DOUGLAS, IRVING from Los Angeles #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

I am researching and trying to find descendants of the Yane (John) and Bella
(Bertha) YUDLEVITZ family that lived in the Los Angeles area in the
mid-1900s. He passed in 1943, she in 1960. Their children included Izzy, who
was a track star for Lincoln High. Also, Etta GORE, Edith YUDLEVITZ, Sophie
DOUGLAS and Charles IRVING.

Prior to coming to Los Angeles in the early 1900s, the family lived for a
few years in Paterson New Jersey after emigrating >from Ponivez (Panevezys)
Lithuania.

Thank you for any assistance that you can provide.
Please respond privately.

Jeff Miller
SingingTM@comcast.net
Maryland


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Poem #lithuania

Sue. Atkinson <suat@...>
 

Does anyone know the author of this poem, translated >from Hebrew, found
amongst the papers of an emigrant Lithuanian?

"On the side of the road she wallows
A rose with beautiful eyes
The withering leaf was cast aside
She has been lying here for two days already
She pleads with every passerby
"Please people pity me
Watch your steps lest you touch me
Lest with your feet your trample me
With your hands raise me up
To Eden my garden
To the garden that is cherished by all eyes"

Sue Atkinson, London, UK

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania YUDLEVITZ, GORE, DOUGLAS, IRVING from Los Angeles #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

I am researching and trying to find descendants of the Yane (John) and Bella
(Bertha) YUDLEVITZ family that lived in the Los Angeles area in the
mid-1900s. He passed in 1943, she in 1960. Their children included Izzy, who
was a track star for Lincoln High. Also, Etta GORE, Edith YUDLEVITZ, Sophie
DOUGLAS and Charles IRVING.

Prior to coming to Los Angeles in the early 1900s, the family lived for a
few years in Paterson New Jersey after emigrating >from Ponivez (Panevezys)
Lithuania.

Thank you for any assistance that you can provide.
Please respond privately.

Jeff Miller
SingingTM@comcast.net
Maryland


Re: cemetery statistics #poland

David <ad_money@...>
 

I have just retured >from Lithuenia and I can say that the staus of cemetries
and sinagoges I have seen is very very bad.

David,
Arad, Israel.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: cemetery statistics #lithuania

David <ad_money@...>
 

I have just retured >from Lithuenia and I can say that the staus of cemetries
and sinagoges I have seen is very very bad.

David,
Arad, Israel.


Registration of births #poland

Suzanne Richmond <suzierichmond@...>
 

Births registered at the same time. My grandmother always told me that the
registration of births was delayed so that boys and girls could be swapped
around, as they did not wish the boys to go into the Army due to anti
Semitism

Suzanne Richmond


JRI Poland #Poland Registration of births #poland

Suzanne Richmond <suzierichmond@...>
 

Births registered at the same time. My grandmother always told me that the
registration of births was delayed so that boys and girls could be swapped
around, as they did not wish the boys to go into the Army due to anti
Semitism

Suzanne Richmond


Romanian translation request #romania

Martin Fischer
 

I would be very grateful if someone would translate a letter >from Romanian
into English for me that I have posted at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6445

It may be a follow up to an earlier 1921 letter in which Tony Abramovici of
Targu Neamt, Romania, informed her uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City, Mo.,
that her family had been unable to raise more than 50,000 lei for a dowry,
while a young man's family she was hoping to marry was demanding 70,000 lei.

I was surprised to learn of the need for a dowry in early 20th Century
Romania. Was a dowry commonly expected to be paid by a bride's parents in
the 1920s in Romania? Was this true among both Jews and gentiles in Romania
at that time?

Many thanks for any explanation and/or translation help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois


-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Romania SIG #Romania Romanian translation request #romania

Martin Fischer
 

I would be very grateful if someone would translate a letter >from Romanian
into English for me that I have posted at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6445

It may be a follow up to an earlier 1921 letter in which Tony Abramovici of
Targu Neamt, Romania, informed her uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City, Mo.,
that her family had been unable to raise more than 50,000 lei for a dowry,
while a young man's family she was hoping to marry was demanding 70,000 lei.

I was surprised to learn of the need for a dowry in early 20th Century
Romania. Was a dowry commonly expected to be paid by a bride's parents in
the 1920s in Romania? Was this true among both Jews and gentiles in Romania
at that time?

Many thanks for any explanation and/or translation help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois


-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Re: Vienna birth record: Mathilde LOWE #austria-czech

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Message text written by Celia Male
Obviously we do not want dozens of identical replies,
but once the moderator has found a consensus - I would
hope that at least two or three could be posted to the
SIG, thus benefiting us all. =


I have just come across a website which suggests we
all write our family history in normal typeface and
then convert it into Kurrent to perfect our reading
skills! I wonder if anyone has tried this download and
if works?

http://www.waldenfont.com/product.asp?productID=3D8


Celia Male [U.K.]

<
Dear friends,

On Celia's first topic, I agree that seeing a variety of postings on a
given issue such as occupations helps me to sort out in my own mind which
are the most plausible. If we don't have discussions on such an important
topic as ancestors' ways of life, then we end up with a bunch of names,
"signifying nothing," to quote C. S. Eliot. :-)

I think that David Laufer might have been referring specifically to
members' interpretations of ViewMate files. In that case, members
usually reply privately. I don't remember a JewishGen policy
on this matter.

Re: Celia's second topic, I have indeed downloaded a Kurrent type and
then typed the various names in my own family in this type face,
thereby gaining some facility in reading Kurrent files. Not sure if I
used this specific web site, since I did this activity in the late 1990s.
I also did this exercise with the Suetter font.

Maureen Tighe-Brown


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Vienna birth record: Mathilde LOWE #austria-czech

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Message text written by Celia Male
Obviously we do not want dozens of identical replies,
but once the moderator has found a consensus - I would
hope that at least two or three could be posted to the
SIG, thus benefiting us all. =


I have just come across a website which suggests we
all write our family history in normal typeface and
then convert it into Kurrent to perfect our reading
skills! I wonder if anyone has tried this download and
if works?

http://www.waldenfont.com/product.asp?productID=3D8


Celia Male [U.K.]

<
Dear friends,

On Celia's first topic, I agree that seeing a variety of postings on a
given issue such as occupations helps me to sort out in my own mind which
are the most plausible. If we don't have discussions on such an important
topic as ancestors' ways of life, then we end up with a bunch of names,
"signifying nothing," to quote C. S. Eliot. :-)

I think that David Laufer might have been referring specifically to
members' interpretations of ViewMate files. In that case, members
usually reply privately. I don't remember a JewishGen policy
on this matter.

Re: Celia's second topic, I have indeed downloaded a Kurrent type and
then typed the various names in my own family in this type face,
thereby gaining some facility in reading Kurrent files. Not sure if I
used this specific web site, since I did this activity in the late 1990s.
I also did this exercise with the Suetter font.

Maureen Tighe-Brown