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Jewish records of Varpalota in Veszprem County #hungary

vdw_jonathan@...
 

Hello,


Thank you all for your help concerning the marriage records of Ziar nad Hronom (formerly Garamszentkereszt), I managed to contact the State Archives of the area and hopefully I will find what I'm looking for.
I have a similar question concerning the pre-1895 Jewish records of Varpalota (in Veszprem County). I am interested in looking for the Pfeifer families that lived in the area but I can't find these records on Familysearch. Does anyone know if they are available somehow or if they are compiled with the records of another town?

Thank you!

Jonathan Vandewiele


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jewish records of Varpalota in Veszprem County #hungary

vdw_jonathan@...
 

Hello,


Thank you all for your help concerning the marriage records of Ziar nad Hronom (formerly Garamszentkereszt), I managed to contact the State Archives of the area and hopefully I will find what I'm looking for.
I have a similar question concerning the pre-1895 Jewish records of Varpalota (in Veszprem County). I am interested in looking for the Pfeifer families that lived in the area but I can't find these records on Familysearch. Does anyone know if they are available somehow or if they are compiled with the records of another town?

Thank you!

Jonathan Vandewiele


Shlomo Zalman ben Shmuel BARASZ/BRASZ #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

Hello all,

I would appreciate if anyone could tell me any of the details of the
life or genealogy of Shlomo Zalman BARASZ/BRASZ. His grave in Warsaw
says that he died in 1879 in Warsaw and was known as Shlomo Czyzewer
(because he was >from Czyzew, a small town north of Warsaw). No age is
given, but he lived to be a known rabbi, so I doubt he was born after
1840, but could have been more like 1800.

His father, Shmuel, was >from Myszynca, a nearby town. I'm afraid I know
nothing else about them. I do know that the surname essentially means
"Ben Reb/Rav [Hebrew give name with Sh blend]", so this seems to be
referring to Shlomo's father, Shmuel. Or, it could refer to some further
back ancestor.

I'm interested because I descend >from Iztik ben Shmuel BRASZ (sometimes
spelled BARASZ) of Ciechanow. Itzik was likely born in the late 1700's,
and probably Shmuel was born around 1770. I do not know of any connection
between this family and the rabbi mentioned in the previous paragraph,
but I thought I'd check it out to see if there is any connection.

Please reply to me privately with genealogical specifics, but you can
reply to the group if you have some general suggestions.

Thank you.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shlomo Zalman ben Shmuel BARASZ/BRASZ #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

Hello all,

I would appreciate if anyone could tell me any of the details of the
life or genealogy of Shlomo Zalman BARASZ/BRASZ. His grave in Warsaw
says that he died in 1879 in Warsaw and was known as Shlomo Czyzewer
(because he was >from Czyzew, a small town north of Warsaw). No age is
given, but he lived to be a known rabbi, so I doubt he was born after
1840, but could have been more like 1800.

His father, Shmuel, was >from Myszynca, a nearby town. I'm afraid I know
nothing else about them. I do know that the surname essentially means
"Ben Reb/Rav [Hebrew give name with Sh blend]", so this seems to be
referring to Shlomo's father, Shmuel. Or, it could refer to some further
back ancestor.

I'm interested because I descend >from Iztik ben Shmuel BRASZ (sometimes
spelled BARASZ) of Ciechanow. Itzik was likely born in the late 1700's,
and probably Shmuel was born around 1770. I do not know of any connection
between this family and the rabbi mentioned in the previous paragraph,
but I thought I'd check it out to see if there is any connection.

Please reply to me privately with genealogical specifics, but you can
reply to the group if you have some general suggestions.

Thank you.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


(Lithuania) Archaeologists Unearthed the Bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An International team of archeologists unearthed the bimah of the Great
Synagogue of Vilnius. The bimah is the synagogue's central prayer platform.
The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was a 17th-century building that was
destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. The synagogue was
built in 1630 on a site that has been used as a synagogue beginning in 1440.

A school was built by the Soviets' over the Grand Synagogue in 1950's. They
were tearing down the school when they found it under the office of the
principal of a kindergarten.

The Nazis burned down the synagogue and the remains were later demolished by
the Soviet regime that built a kindergarten, later turned into the primary
school, on the property.

Before the war, Jews accounted for around one-third of the city's then
60,000 residents, but most of them perished under Nazi Germany's 1941-1944
occupation.

To read more see:
https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/lithuania/archeologists-find-b
imah-of-historic-synagogue-in-vilnius-destroyed-by-nazis-and-soviets/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania (Lithuania) Archaeologists Unearthed the Bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An International team of archeologists unearthed the bimah of the Great
Synagogue of Vilnius. The bimah is the synagogue's central prayer platform.
The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was a 17th-century building that was
destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. The synagogue was
built in 1630 on a site that has been used as a synagogue beginning in 1440.

A school was built by the Soviets' over the Grand Synagogue in 1950's. They
were tearing down the school when they found it under the office of the
principal of a kindergarten.

The Nazis burned down the synagogue and the remains were later demolished by
the Soviet regime that built a kindergarten, later turned into the primary
school, on the property.

Before the war, Jews accounted for around one-third of the city's then
60,000 residents, but most of them perished under Nazi Germany's 1941-1944
occupation.

To read more see:
https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/lithuania/archeologists-find-b
imah-of-historic-synagogue-in-vilnius-destroyed-by-nazis-and-soviets/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


"Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library," Monday, August 6 at the Warsaw Conference #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

I invite those of you who will be at the conference in Warsaw -
and who have a connection with Vilna, or an interest in the
cultural and reading patterns of Jews during the Shoah - to
attend my presentation, "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library,"
Monday, August 6, >from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the Lublin-HM-1 Room
at the Conference Hotel.

Vilna - known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania - had a strong
cultural tradition that endured and flourished even after
the Vilna Ghetto was established in 1941. Perhaps the most
important cultural institution in the Ghetto was the Vilna
Ghetto Library.

The Vilna Ghetto was the only ghetto to have a fully
functioning library. In many ways this Library was unique,
but the reading patterns of its patrons can be seen to reflect
those of Jews in other ghettos throughout Eastern Europe.

After I discovered that my three young cousins in the Vilna
Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons,
further research led to uncovering additional documentation
from the Vilna Ghetto Library in the Lithuanian State Central
Archives - lists of readers in the Library, lists of workers
in the Library and even a list of readers who did not return
books to the Library.

I will also share reports >from two Vilna Ghetto librarians,
which provide a detailed look at which authors and titles
were read by different kinds of Ghetto Library patrons.

See you in Warsaw!

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library," Monday, August 6 at the Warsaw Conference #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

I invite those of you who will be at the conference in Warsaw -
and who have a connection with Vilna, or an interest in the
cultural and reading patterns of Jews during the Shoah - to
attend my presentation, "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library,"
Monday, August 6, >from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the Lublin-HM-1 Room
at the Conference Hotel.

Vilna - known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania - had a strong
cultural tradition that endured and flourished even after
the Vilna Ghetto was established in 1941. Perhaps the most
important cultural institution in the Ghetto was the Vilna
Ghetto Library.

The Vilna Ghetto was the only ghetto to have a fully
functioning library. In many ways this Library was unique,
but the reading patterns of its patrons can be seen to reflect
those of Jews in other ghettos throughout Eastern Europe.

After I discovered that my three young cousins in the Vilna
Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons,
further research led to uncovering additional documentation
from the Vilna Ghetto Library in the Lithuanian State Central
Archives - lists of readers in the Library, lists of workers
in the Library and even a list of readers who did not return
books to the Library.

I will also share reports >from two Vilna Ghetto librarians,
which provide a detailed look at which authors and titles
were read by different kinds of Ghetto Library patrons.

See you in Warsaw!

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Re: Grinkiskis (Formerly Grinkishok) #lithuania

Jonathan Feinberg <jffeinberg@...>
 

My father's father emigrated >from Grinkishok in 1883.
My wife and I just returned >from a trip around the shtetlah of
Lithuania and visited the cemetery there.

Many of the gravestones are surprisingly intact, though the inscriptions
are so blurry as to make most of them illegible.

Does anyone have a list of specific names of our ancestors who might
be buried there.

Thank you,

Jonathan Feinberg
San Mateo, California


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Grinkiskis (Formerly Grinkishok) #lithuania

Jonathan Feinberg <jffeinberg@...>
 

My father's father emigrated >from Grinkishok in 1883.
My wife and I just returned >from a trip around the shtetlah of
Lithuania and visited the cemetery there.

Many of the gravestones are surprisingly intact, though the inscriptions
are so blurry as to make most of them illegible.

Does anyone have a list of specific names of our ancestors who might
be buried there.

Thank you,

Jonathan Feinberg
San Mateo, California


Grodna (Grodno) - Augustow #poland

Rony Golan
 

Shalom,

I would like to make contact with those researchers who have done
research about families that moved >from Grodna to Augustow and hear
about your experience about available resources for research.

I am doing research about a family that most probably had part of its
children born in Grodna circa 1865 and some children born in Augustow
in the 1870s or later.

Some members of this family immigrated to the US (New York) >from 1880
until the 1920s.

Thabk you,

Rony Golan
Israel

rony.golan@...


JRI Poland #Poland Grodna (Grodno) - Augustow #poland

Rony Golan
 

Shalom,

I would like to make contact with those researchers who have done
research about families that moved >from Grodna to Augustow and hear
about your experience about available resources for research.

I am doing research about a family that most probably had part of its
children born in Grodna circa 1865 and some children born in Augustow
in the 1870s or later.

Some members of this family immigrated to the US (New York) >from 1880
until the 1920s.

Thabk you,

Rony Golan
Israel

rony.golan@...


gravestone search. #general

Denis Nathan <dnathan@...>
 

I am looking for help in obtaining a photograph or at least a transcription
of a gravestone in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. I have the date of
burial and memorial number.
However no name is available in cemetery's online database.
Denis Nathan

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen gravestone search. #general

Denis Nathan <dnathan@...>
 

I am looking for help in obtaining a photograph or at least a transcription
of a gravestone in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. I have the date of
burial and memorial number.
However no name is available in cemetery's online database.
Denis Nathan

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


(Australia and New Zealand) Free Research Sites #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family History Daily has published a list of 12 free research sites for
Australia and New Zealand. For those researching those areas these databases
may be help in your research. They did not include paid sites in this article
but there is a link in the article to accessing the card catalogues of Ancestry,
MyHeritage and Findmypast which all have databases covering the area.

To read the article go to: https://tinyurl.com/yb9gjdrk
Original url:
https://familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/free-genealogy-sites-for-australia-and-new-zealand/

I have no affiliation with any of the sites mentioned nor Family History
Daily and am sharing the information solely for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Australia and New Zealand) Free Research Sites #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family History Daily has published a list of 12 free research sites for
Australia and New Zealand. For those researching those areas these databases
may be help in your research. They did not include paid sites in this article
but there is a link in the article to accessing the card catalogues of Ancestry,
MyHeritage and Findmypast which all have databases covering the area.

To read the article go to: https://tinyurl.com/yb9gjdrk
Original url:
https://familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/free-genealogy-sites-for-australia-and-new-zealand/

I have no affiliation with any of the sites mentioned nor Family History
Daily and am sharing the information solely for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Germany) Stolpersteine Stones Begin Being Removed in Munich #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Munich, Germany has begun installing new Holocaust memorials to replace the
brass Stolpersteine cobblestone reminders of the Nazi victims. The new
memorials are being installed with new plaques and steles (upright slab or
pillar serving as a monument). The memorial displays a picture of the person
and the details of their lives and persecution they suffered by the Nazis.
This follows a Bavarian Supreme Court ruling last December which backed the
city's 2015 decision to replace the cobblestones over claims they were
disrespectful. When completed there should be 10,000 people >from Munich who
are commemorated. A petition calling for their removal garnered over 100,000
signatures.

Stolpersteine "Stumbling Blocks" were placed in front of the homes where the
victims lived or their workplace.. Some believe the stones are
"disrespectful" because they get walked on and get dirty. Others believe it
is a fitting memorial. Still others do not want plaques on their walls or in
front of their homes. The Stolpersteine stones exist in more than 1,000
places in Europe. German artist Gunter Deming created the Stolpersteine and
he has many supporters in Germany and outside of Germany.

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44979359. There is a
video of someone preserving the Stoplersteine embedded to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany) Stolpersteine Stones Begin Being Removed in Munich #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Munich, Germany has begun installing new Holocaust memorials to replace the
brass Stolpersteine cobblestone reminders of the Nazi victims. The new
memorials are being installed with new plaques and steles (upright slab or
pillar serving as a monument). The memorial displays a picture of the person
and the details of their lives and persecution they suffered by the Nazis.
This follows a Bavarian Supreme Court ruling last December which backed the
city's 2015 decision to replace the cobblestones over claims they were
disrespectful. When completed there should be 10,000 people >from Munich who
are commemorated. A petition calling for their removal garnered over 100,000
signatures.

Stolpersteine "Stumbling Blocks" were placed in front of the homes where the
victims lived or their workplace.. Some believe the stones are
"disrespectful" because they get walked on and get dirty. Others believe it
is a fitting memorial. Still others do not want plaques on their walls or in
front of their homes. The Stolpersteine stones exist in more than 1,000
places in Europe. German artist Gunter Deming created the Stolpersteine and
he has many supporters in Germany and outside of Germany.

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44979359. There is a
video of someone preserving the Stoplersteine embedded to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Lithuania) Archaeologists Unearthed the Bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An International team of archeologists unearthed the bimah of the Great
Synagogue of Vilnius. The bimah is the synagogue's central prayer platform.
The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was a 17th-century building that was
destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. The synagogue was
built in 1630 on a site that has been used as a synagogue beginning in 1440.

A school was built by the Soviets' over the Grand Synagogue in 1950's. They
were tearing down the school when they found it under the office of the
principal of a kindergarten.

The Nazis burned down the synagogue and the remains were later demolished by
the Soviet regime that built a kindergarten, later turned into the primary
school, on the property.

Before the war, Jews accounted for around one-third of the city's then
60,000 residents, but most of them perished under Nazi Germany's 1941-1944
occupation.

To read more see:
https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/lithuania/archeologists-find-bimah-of-historic-synagogue-in-vilnius-destroyed-by-nazis-and-soviets/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ya7zfqlz )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Lithuania) Archaeologists Unearthed the Bimah of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An International team of archeologists unearthed the bimah of the Great
Synagogue of Vilnius. The bimah is the synagogue's central prayer platform.
The Great Synagogue of Vilnius was a 17th-century building that was
destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. The synagogue was
built in 1630 on a site that has been used as a synagogue beginning in 1440.

A school was built by the Soviets' over the Grand Synagogue in 1950's. They
were tearing down the school when they found it under the office of the
principal of a kindergarten.

The Nazis burned down the synagogue and the remains were later demolished by
the Soviet regime that built a kindergarten, later turned into the primary
school, on the property.

Before the war, Jews accounted for around one-third of the city's then
60,000 residents, but most of them perished under Nazi Germany's 1941-1944
occupation.

To read more see:
https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/lithuania/archeologists-find-bimah-of-historic-synagogue-in-vilnius-destroyed-by-nazis-and-soviets/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ya7zfqlz )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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