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Bad Aarolsen Holocaust Records; Holocaust Compensation Claims #general

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

In yesterday's Palm Beach Post there was an article stating that the
German government and the Red Cross would finally allow public access to
millions of Nazi Holocaust records which detail what happened to our
Jewish loved ones, and that such public access would be beneficial for
historical Holocaust research. I am hoping that this access will also
help survivors and survivors' children and grandchildren to file
Holocaust compensation claims against the German Government.

Several years ago I asked the Red Cross' International Holocaust Tracing
Service (ITS) to perform a search on my late father Sydney Kalmanowitz
(born Zelig Kalmanovich in Lida, Belarus @ November 1915). My father
died when I was 15 >from cancer and I never did get to ask him to recount
the his experiences as a Jewish concentration camp inmate. One of the
few photos that he brought with him were photos taken in March 1946 in
Camp Fohrenwald, a displaced persons camp in the Western zone of
Germany. The two page summary report that I received >from the Red
Cross's International Holocaust Tracing Service took close to five years
to arrive and seemed to describe two persons with the same name --- my
father and famed philologist and Vilna scholar Zelig Kalmanowich (who
was at least 30 years his senior) who perished in Estonia in the
concentration camp Klooga, a sub-camp of the Vaivara concentration camp.
My father emigrated to the US in September 1946 and later became a US
citizen.

I asked the Red Cross to redo the search because, as a retired librarian
I found the summary lacking in not citing the source of each brief fact
outlined in the report. Citing the source of a fact is as important as
the fact itself. I told the Red Cross that I believed the ITS report
described two different individuals. I gave the Red Cross a hefty
donation and am still waiting since 2001 for a new ITS report.

My concern is that my father never received any compensation >from the
German government for having been incarcerated in various concentration
camps, and for the death of his immediate family at the hands of the
Nazis. In my research about my father I found out that he might have
served in the Polish Army before Lida, Belarus became part of the former
Soviet Union, and that later he served in one of the Jewish brigades of
the Red Army, becoming wounded in March 1943 in Germany. The story I
heard >from my late mother was that he was interned in Buchenwald
(confirmed by the ITS report) and had to survive by his wits and keep it
from being known that he was also Jewish. I have a brief recollection
that my father sued the German Government for having his teeth knocked
out by the SS and that the case was thrown out of court.

If release of the Bad Aarolsen records enables me to obtain more
detailed information on my father's incarceration in Nazi concentration
camps, I would like to be able to refile a claim against the German
Government on my father's behalf. That is if the statute of limitations
has not expired. Are there any organizations in the US that could be of
assistance to me in filing a claim? Are there any reliable researchers
that I could hire to do the research at Bad Aarolsen on my behalf and
speed up the process?

I also heard >from my father's elderly cousin Chaim Basist (born in Lida,
now living in Israel) that the Lithuanian Government was paying
reparations to the families of Holocaust survivors. My cousin said that
my sister and I were the only known direct descendants of my Aunt and
Uncle who perished in Vilna. Since I didn't know until recently what my
aunt's married name was --- Adelson -- this could be welcome news.
Thanks to Jewishgen's Vilnius Ghetto List I found an address in Vilna
for Mirjam Adelson, spouse Motel, son Chaim, and two other Adelson
relatives on Ligonines 6 -1. I don't know if Mirjam Kalmanowich was
married in Lida or in Vilna. I've been told that most if not all Vital
Records >from Lida were destroyed by the Nazis. I don't have any other
documentation regarding my father's sister other than several photos
taken when my father was a child with his older siblings, and not all of
them are labeled, and my father's cousin's recollections about his late
cousins. Any help would be appreciated.

Miriam Klepper
Delray Beach, FL

MODERATTOR NOTE: All names of companies and researchers should be sent privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bad Aarolsen Holocaust Records; Holocaust Compensation Claims #general

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

In yesterday's Palm Beach Post there was an article stating that the
German government and the Red Cross would finally allow public access to
millions of Nazi Holocaust records which detail what happened to our
Jewish loved ones, and that such public access would be beneficial for
historical Holocaust research. I am hoping that this access will also
help survivors and survivors' children and grandchildren to file
Holocaust compensation claims against the German Government.

Several years ago I asked the Red Cross' International Holocaust Tracing
Service (ITS) to perform a search on my late father Sydney Kalmanowitz
(born Zelig Kalmanovich in Lida, Belarus @ November 1915). My father
died when I was 15 >from cancer and I never did get to ask him to recount
the his experiences as a Jewish concentration camp inmate. One of the
few photos that he brought with him were photos taken in March 1946 in
Camp Fohrenwald, a displaced persons camp in the Western zone of
Germany. The two page summary report that I received >from the Red
Cross's International Holocaust Tracing Service took close to five years
to arrive and seemed to describe two persons with the same name --- my
father and famed philologist and Vilna scholar Zelig Kalmanowich (who
was at least 30 years his senior) who perished in Estonia in the
concentration camp Klooga, a sub-camp of the Vaivara concentration camp.
My father emigrated to the US in September 1946 and later became a US
citizen.

I asked the Red Cross to redo the search because, as a retired librarian
I found the summary lacking in not citing the source of each brief fact
outlined in the report. Citing the source of a fact is as important as
the fact itself. I told the Red Cross that I believed the ITS report
described two different individuals. I gave the Red Cross a hefty
donation and am still waiting since 2001 for a new ITS report.

My concern is that my father never received any compensation >from the
German government for having been incarcerated in various concentration
camps, and for the death of his immediate family at the hands of the
Nazis. In my research about my father I found out that he might have
served in the Polish Army before Lida, Belarus became part of the former
Soviet Union, and that later he served in one of the Jewish brigades of
the Red Army, becoming wounded in March 1943 in Germany. The story I
heard >from my late mother was that he was interned in Buchenwald
(confirmed by the ITS report) and had to survive by his wits and keep it
from being known that he was also Jewish. I have a brief recollection
that my father sued the German Government for having his teeth knocked
out by the SS and that the case was thrown out of court.

If release of the Bad Aarolsen records enables me to obtain more
detailed information on my father's incarceration in Nazi concentration
camps, I would like to be able to refile a claim against the German
Government on my father's behalf. That is if the statute of limitations
has not expired. Are there any organizations in the US that could be of
assistance to me in filing a claim? Are there any reliable researchers
that I could hire to do the research at Bad Aarolsen on my behalf and
speed up the process?

I also heard >from my father's elderly cousin Chaim Basist (born in Lida,
now living in Israel) that the Lithuanian Government was paying
reparations to the families of Holocaust survivors. My cousin said that
my sister and I were the only known direct descendants of my Aunt and
Uncle who perished in Vilna. Since I didn't know until recently what my
aunt's married name was --- Adelson -- this could be welcome news.
Thanks to Jewishgen's Vilnius Ghetto List I found an address in Vilna
for Mirjam Adelson, spouse Motel, son Chaim, and two other Adelson
relatives on Ligonines 6 -1. I don't know if Mirjam Kalmanowich was
married in Lida or in Vilna. I've been told that most if not all Vital
Records >from Lida were destroyed by the Nazis. I don't have any other
documentation regarding my father's sister other than several photos
taken when my father was a child with his older siblings, and not all of
them are labeled, and my father's cousin's recollections about his late
cousins. Any help would be appreciated.

Miriam Klepper
Delray Beach, FL

MODERATTOR NOTE: All names of companies and researchers should be sent privately.


Hebrew translation JOWBR-Slovakia grave please #general

Rakoff125
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsearch~model~[jowbr]j_SLOVAKIA
_2_RECNUM4518

I can't copy the picture but it is the grave of Rachel Langer in Sabinov
that I found through JOWBR resources. Would somebody please send me [privately]
the translation of the text on the gravestone? thank you.

Is there a reason the grave pictures are not able to be copied?
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-
Galati; GELLMAN-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM- Horodenka,
Galicia, POLASCEK-Kosice, RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka,
Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation JOWBR-Slovakia grave please #general

Rakoff125
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsearch~model~[jowbr]j_SLOVAKIA
_2_RECNUM4518

I can't copy the picture but it is the grave of Rachel Langer in Sabinov
that I found through JOWBR resources. Would somebody please send me [privately]
the translation of the text on the gravestone? thank you.

Is there a reason the grave pictures are not able to be copied?
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-
Galati; GELLMAN-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM- Horodenka,
Galicia, POLASCEK-Kosice, RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka,
Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Re: X-Message-Number: 2, May 8, re Vysokoye #belarus

Howard Wesoky <hwesoky@...>
 

In regards to Adar Belinkoff's question of May 8, I was told that my family
name, Wesoky, means "long" or "tall" in some eastern European languages.
And, in fact, while visiting Cracow, Poland two years ago, my wife and I
stumbled upon a bank building that was formally the high synagogue and
incorporated a name similar to Wesoky. It was certainly a pleasure to have
my name pronounced correctly throughout that part of the world.

My father believed that his father came >from Minsk; however, Minsk is, of
course, a region as well as a city. Therefore, I've felt that my
grandfather may have come >from one of the many Vysokoyes that Adar Belinkoff
notes. I believe that all with the family name spelled Wesoky are related
because of an incident or incidents at a port of entry. This information
does not directly help Mr. Belinkoff, but it does certainly indicate that
there are possibly many others with similar questions of genealogy.

Howard Wesoky
Springfield, VA
hwesoky@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: X-Message-Number: 2, May 8, re Vysokoye #belarus

Howard Wesoky <hwesoky@...>
 

In regards to Adar Belinkoff's question of May 8, I was told that my family
name, Wesoky, means "long" or "tall" in some eastern European languages.
And, in fact, while visiting Cracow, Poland two years ago, my wife and I
stumbled upon a bank building that was formally the high synagogue and
incorporated a name similar to Wesoky. It was certainly a pleasure to have
my name pronounced correctly throughout that part of the world.

My father believed that his father came >from Minsk; however, Minsk is, of
course, a region as well as a city. Therefore, I've felt that my
grandfather may have come >from one of the many Vysokoyes that Adar Belinkoff
notes. I believe that all with the family name spelled Wesoky are related
because of an incident or incidents at a port of entry. This information
does not directly help Mr. Belinkoff, but it does certainly indicate that
there are possibly many others with similar questions of genealogy.

Howard Wesoky
Springfield, VA
hwesoky@...


Borislav Jewish Cemetery #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery still in
existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

We've been contacted by someone who says there is a cemetery with about 300
headstones, which we would be interested in documenting, but there seems to
be some uncertainty if this truly exists...or if it is a Jewish cemetery.

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a Jewish
burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me privately unless the
information is of interest to the group. If you have any photographs please
include them.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Borislav Jewish Cemetery #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery still in
existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

We've been contacted by someone who says there is a cemetery with about 300
headstones, which we would be interested in documenting, but there seems to
be some uncertainty if this truly exists...or if it is a Jewish cemetery.

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a Jewish
burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me privately unless the
information is of interest to the group. If you have any photographs please
include them.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Dorohoi and Transnistria #romania

Marcel Bratu <marcelbratu@...>
 

Concerning Monica Talmor estimate of the Jews deported in Transnistria in
1942 (15,000) >from Dorohoi I want to add : in 1942 lived in Dorohoi
6,500-7,000 Jews >from a total population of 14,000. One of them was my self
with my family.But many escaped deportation : -Some Jews ran away
South of Dorohoi County.-Others were operated for non urgent surgical
conditions and remained in town with their family. Among them were my father
and my sister in law and in this way we remained in Dorohoi. The surgeon of
the Comunal Hospital, Dr. Popovici, operated day and night only to acumulate
a big amount of money. It was a gossip that he bought a big ship with the
Jews money.- Some of the Jewish families obtained some "Certificates " >from
the committee incharged with the deportations ( Mayor Pascu and Pharm.
Timus ) to remain in town. This certificates were payed with a lot of
money. -And finally, thanks to Dr. Filderman, the leader of the Jews >from
Romania, who obtain the cancelation of the last group to depart, >from the
Marshal Antonescu, the chief of Romania.He convinced the Marshal that the
Dorohoi County was never in Bucovina. Therefore, >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria much less than 7,000 local Jews. But >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria the Jews >from the County of Dorohoi, those >from Saveni,
Mihaileni, Darabani, Mamornita, Varfu Campului, Ibanesti, etc.because only
in Dorohoi was a railroad station. Monica Talmor included in her estimation
all the Jews >from Dorohoi County who departed >from Dorohoi. I don't have
statistical data about the number of Jews who left >from Dorohoi but probably
there are. I will try to find them if I can.I think Monica is not far >from
the truth. Dr.Marcel Bratu, Hamden CT


Romania SIG #Romania Dorohoi and Transnistria #romania

Marcel Bratu <marcelbratu@...>
 

Concerning Monica Talmor estimate of the Jews deported in Transnistria in
1942 (15,000) >from Dorohoi I want to add : in 1942 lived in Dorohoi
6,500-7,000 Jews >from a total population of 14,000. One of them was my self
with my family.But many escaped deportation : -Some Jews ran away
South of Dorohoi County.-Others were operated for non urgent surgical
conditions and remained in town with their family. Among them were my father
and my sister in law and in this way we remained in Dorohoi. The surgeon of
the Comunal Hospital, Dr. Popovici, operated day and night only to acumulate
a big amount of money. It was a gossip that he bought a big ship with the
Jews money.- Some of the Jewish families obtained some "Certificates " >from
the committee incharged with the deportations ( Mayor Pascu and Pharm.
Timus ) to remain in town. This certificates were payed with a lot of
money. -And finally, thanks to Dr. Filderman, the leader of the Jews >from
Romania, who obtain the cancelation of the last group to depart, >from the
Marshal Antonescu, the chief of Romania.He convinced the Marshal that the
Dorohoi County was never in Bucovina. Therefore, >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria much less than 7,000 local Jews. But >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria the Jews >from the County of Dorohoi, those >from Saveni,
Mihaileni, Darabani, Mamornita, Varfu Campului, Ibanesti, etc.because only
in Dorohoi was a railroad station. Monica Talmor included in her estimation
all the Jews >from Dorohoi County who departed >from Dorohoi. I don't have
statistical data about the number of Jews who left >from Dorohoi but probably
there are. I will try to find them if I can.I think Monica is not far >from
the truth. Dr.Marcel Bratu, Hamden CT


Cities of Sabile and Goldingen: Courland, Lativa #latvia #courland

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

Hello,

How can I find the Jewish population as compared with the general
population of the cities of Sabile and Goldingen in approximately 1875
and 1900?

Thanks so much,
Louise Hajdenberg

BRILLIANT,MAUMERSTEIN/MARMELSTEIN,GOLTZMAN/HOLTZMAN, SZKOLNICK,
FROMAN/FRUMIN, YOUNG/JUNG/YUNG , HAMMERMAN ,BERLAND,
NOTENBERG/NOTTENBERG/NATHANBERG/NATHAN, TOBIAS, ROSENBLATT,
FRIEDMAN,FEIGENBAUM,BLATT,RAWITZ,EISLER,BUCHHOLZ,
FINKELGOR/FINKELHOR, FINN FINKELHOFF,KAGANOVICH/CAGAN/COHEN,
BIERMAN,PINCZEWSKI, MACHTUS, HAJDENBERG


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Cities of Sabile and Goldingen: Courland, Lativa #courland #latvia

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

Hello,

How can I find the Jewish population as compared with the general
population of the cities of Sabile and Goldingen in approximately 1875
and 1900?

Thanks so much,
Louise Hajdenberg

BRILLIANT,MAUMERSTEIN/MARMELSTEIN,GOLTZMAN/HOLTZMAN, SZKOLNICK,
FROMAN/FRUMIN, YOUNG/JUNG/YUNG , HAMMERMAN ,BERLAND,
NOTENBERG/NOTTENBERG/NATHANBERG/NATHAN, TOBIAS, ROSENBLATT,
FRIEDMAN,FEIGENBAUM,BLATT,RAWITZ,EISLER,BUCHHOLZ,
FINKELGOR/FINKELHOR, FINN FINKELHOFF,KAGANOVICH/CAGAN/COHEN,
BIERMAN,PINCZEWSKI, MACHTUS, HAJDENBERG


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #courland #latvia

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #courland #latvia

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Re: Finding velvl/wolf libowski, also known as luboff #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

It is common for people with Zev, Velvel, or Wulf as their
Hebrew/Yiddish name to be given English names starting with W, like
William, Walter, Warren. William and Walter seem more common, perhaps
because of the W-L combination at the beginning.

Zev (William) Griner

Rochelle Kaplan wrote:


I have been told by my husband's now deceased relative that my husband's
grandfather, Harry Lubov, formerly known as Hirsch Libowski, had a
sibling named Velvl Luboff who lived in NYC and had 8 children, but the
family lost touch with Velvl. On Hirsch Libowski's 1904 ship manifest,
he writes that he was going to see his brother Wolf Libowski, at 271
Madison St. Hirsch/Harry moved to CT. Another sibling, Beryl or Barnett
also moved to CT.

I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate Velvl or Wolf
Libowski/Luboff. I have tried NY Genealogical and Biographical Soc.
Links, Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Proquest, Stephen Morse NYC sites, NYC
1905 directories. I recently tried other variants of Libowski and Lubov.

I wonder if anyone out there has other suggestions- possible name
variants. What other names might Velvl or Wolf have adopted other than
Benjamin?


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #southafrica

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Newsletters: SA-SIG, Telfed #southafrica

Roger Shlomo Harris <rwsh@...>
 

Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/
Tuesday 9th May 2006. London, U.K.


Dear Group,

The March 2006 issue of SA-SIG Newsletter is now on-line via
http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/newsletter/index.htm

Elsewhere, issue 191 of the Telfed e-mail Newsletter is available by
free subscription at http://www.telfed.org.il/showpage.php.
Subscribe by entering your name and e-mail address into the fields
in the green panel near the right-hand top corner of the page.

Kind regards,

Roger Harris.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding velvl/wolf libowski, also known as luboff #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

It is common for people with Zev, Velvel, or Wulf as their
Hebrew/Yiddish name to be given English names starting with W, like
William, Walter, Warren. William and Walter seem more common, perhaps
because of the W-L combination at the beginning.

Zev (William) Griner

Rochelle Kaplan wrote:


I have been told by my husband's now deceased relative that my husband's
grandfather, Harry Lubov, formerly known as Hirsch Libowski, had a
sibling named Velvl Luboff who lived in NYC and had 8 children, but the
family lost touch with Velvl. On Hirsch Libowski's 1904 ship manifest,
he writes that he was going to see his brother Wolf Libowski, at 271
Madison St. Hirsch/Harry moved to CT. Another sibling, Beryl or Barnett
also moved to CT.

I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate Velvl or Wolf
Libowski/Luboff. I have tried NY Genealogical and Biographical Soc.
Links, Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Proquest, Stephen Morse NYC sites, NYC
1905 directories. I recently tried other variants of Libowski and Lubov.

I wonder if anyone out there has other suggestions- possible name
variants. What other names might Velvl or Wolf have adopted other than
Benjamin?


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #southafrica

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in thenews"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Newsletters: SA-SIG, Telfed #southafrica

Roger Shlomo Harris <rwsh@...>
 

Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/
Tuesday 9th May 2006. London, U.K.


Dear Group,

The March 2006 issue of SA-SIG Newsletter is now on-line via
http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/newsletter/index.htm

Elsewhere, issue 191 of the Telfed e-mail Newsletter is available by
free subscription at http://www.telfed.org.il/showpage.php.
Subscribe by entering your name and e-mail address into the fields
in the green panel near the right-hand top corner of the page.

Kind regards,

Roger Harris.