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Kanczuga travel #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Can anyone recommend an English-speaking guide in Kanczuga who can point out
the Jewish sites there? A relative of mine will be visiting for the first
time in October. She would also appreciate any tips >from people who have
travelled there before. Please contact me privately, if you can assist.

Thanks very much.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
Washington, D.C. area


Book- Holocaust Memorials in NY Jewish Cemeteries #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

FYI

Carved in granite : Holocaust memorials in greater New York Jewish
cemeteries / Alvin M. Poplack.
New York : Jay Street, c2003.
179 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

The book is a narrative and photographic record of over 150 monuments in
metropolitan New York Jewish cemeteries which memorialize the destruction of
towns, villages and shtetlach by the Nazis and their cohorts.
-Lists the landsmanshaften organizations which have erected these monuments
-Show maps of the cemeteries and precise location of each monument
-200 pages, comprising a treasure trove of photos with translations into English
from Hebrew and Yiddish texts, plus transliterations of most inscriptions.
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Kanczuga travel #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Can anyone recommend an English-speaking guide in Kanczuga who can point out
the Jewish sites there? A relative of mine will be visiting for the first
time in October. She would also appreciate any tips >from people who have
travelled there before. Please contact me privately, if you can assist.

Thanks very much.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
Washington, D.C. area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book- Holocaust Memorials in NY Jewish Cemeteries #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

FYI

Carved in granite : Holocaust memorials in greater New York Jewish
cemeteries / Alvin M. Poplack.
New York : Jay Street, c2003.
179 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

The book is a narrative and photographic record of over 150 monuments in
metropolitan New York Jewish cemeteries which memorialize the destruction of
towns, villages and shtetlach by the Nazis and their cohorts.
-Lists the landsmanshaften organizations which have erected these monuments
-Show maps of the cemeteries and precise location of each monument
-200 pages, comprising a treasure trove of photos with translations into English
from Hebrew and Yiddish texts, plus transliterations of most inscriptions.
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net


Janow, Galicia #galicia

len k
 

Im looking for infomation on the EHRENKRANZ family.
I know my grandmothers name was Frima EHRENKRANZ. came to the states in 1909
with her children Rachel; Elie; Leise and Chaim.
On the papers >from Ellis Island it shows her mother was Ettel REIMISCH from
Janow.
Im looking for any info about the EHRENKRANZ family and the REIMISCH Family.

Leonard Klinger


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Janow, Galicia #galicia

len k
 

Im looking for infomation on the EHRENKRANZ family.
I know my grandmothers name was Frima EHRENKRANZ. came to the states in 1909
with her children Rachel; Elie; Leise and Chaim.
On the papers >from Ellis Island it shows her mother was Ettel REIMISCH from
Janow.
Im looking for any info about the EHRENKRANZ family and the REIMISCH Family.

Leonard Klinger


Mexico City Graves #general

Israel P
 

Is there someone who can inquire for me about a couple buried in Mexico City - he
died 1982 and she 1996? (A photo would be even better, but for now I'd settle for
dates and grave locations.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mexico City Graves #general

Israel P
 

Is there someone who can inquire for me about a couple buried in Mexico City - he
died 1982 and she 1996? (A photo would be even better, but for now I'd settle for
dates and grave locations.)

Israel Pickholtz


Rosi LEVIN, née SAMULON in Copenhagen, Denmark #scandinavia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

I'm searching for information and/or relatives of a woman named Rosi LEVIN,
née SAMULON. According to information I have gotten >from the book "Jödiske
Dödsfald i Danmark 1693-1917" and burial records in Copenhagen she was born
in Berlin on 5th of April 1885 and died in Tårnby (a suburb of Copenhagen)
on 12th of September 1945.

Rosi LEVIN was divorced and the last years of her life she lived together
with my great grandfather, Samuel KATZEFF (1875-1946), who had become a
widower in 1937. People in my family (including my father) remember her, but
noone really knows anything about her. Therefore I'm writing to you to see
if someone knows anything about her. Maybe there are even relatives of her
in Denmark or elsewhere in the world? One of the things I would like to know
is who she had been married to and if she had any children. Does anyone
know?

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@spray.se

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow,
Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; PA+WI, USA.
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis+Riga, Latvia;
Pärnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow, Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; MA+GA+NY+CA,
USA.
NEMCHENOK/NEMCHENKO: Yanovichi+Surazh+Velizh+Vitebsk, Belarus; Paris,
France; Sweden; Denmark; NY, USA.


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Rosi LEVIN, née SAMULON in Copenhagen, Denmark #scandinavia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

I'm searching for information and/or relatives of a woman named Rosi LEVIN,
née SAMULON. According to information I have gotten >from the book "Jödiske
Dödsfald i Danmark 1693-1917" and burial records in Copenhagen she was born
in Berlin on 5th of April 1885 and died in Tårnby (a suburb of Copenhagen)
on 12th of September 1945.

Rosi LEVIN was divorced and the last years of her life she lived together
with my great grandfather, Samuel KATZEFF (1875-1946), who had become a
widower in 1937. People in my family (including my father) remember her, but
noone really knows anything about her. Therefore I'm writing to you to see
if someone knows anything about her. Maybe there are even relatives of her
in Denmark or elsewhere in the world? One of the things I would like to know
is who she had been married to and if she had any children. Does anyone
know?

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@spray.se

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow,
Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; PA+WI, USA.
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis+Riga, Latvia;
Pärnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow, Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; MA+GA+NY+CA,
USA.
NEMCHENOK/NEMCHENKO: Yanovichi+Surazh+Velizh+Vitebsk, Belarus; Paris,
France; Sweden; Denmark; NY, USA.


Re: Providing a Family Name where None Existed #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Harold Lewin asks -
In the process of recording and computerizing very early English synagogue
records which are to be sorted according to family name, it is clear that the
lack of a family name presents a very real difficulty. How can we list family
names if only the patronymic is given and especially where the family name is to
be the primary field?

One solution seems to be to adopt the system common in the Prussian Empire and
eastern Europe and to bestow a putative family name i.e. the given name of the
father, as found in the patronymic.
I agree, but add a footnote. In the index they should be noted somehow as being a
patronymic. Too many genealogists trust transcribed records and indexes. If not
noted they might assume incorrectly that the father's name was an actual surname.
See the foot of this email for a proposal of an indexing convention.

>from a few records of a region I have researched in detail, in approximately two
thirds cases the father's name did become the surname -
BUT this applies to records around the late 1700s. For the same family, this
generalisation would not apply for one or two generations before taking a fixed
surname.

The published transcriptions of Netherlands registers have numerous indexes on
various name fields (first, surname, patronymic-by-first, patronymic-by-father)
which are easy to produce with computers.

The Great Synagogue Marriages transcriptions edited by Angela Shire used a method
which I find too ambiguous. It has "No Surname" in the surname column, sorted
between "Newton" and "Noah". If there was some indication of the father's name it
would help to identify whether they might be of the family being researched. As
it, after finding a few family members and through the main entry discovering
their patronymic, all "No Surname" entries have to be checked in case they could
be also related.

Proposal -
Index their 'surname' as "bat Avraham (converted)" or "bat Zissel Michael" to
clearly show it was not a fixed family surname. They would be grouped in the
alphabetical sequence, and also be identified within a family as much as surnames
like "Phillips" or "Moses", etc. (PS, use either "ben" or "bar" for sons, but not
both, to keep them as a single group.)
Gary Luke ~ feraltek@zeta.org.au
Sydney, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Providing a Family Name where None Existed #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Harold Lewin asks -
In the process of recording and computerizing very early English synagogue
records which are to be sorted according to family name, it is clear that the
lack of a family name presents a very real difficulty. How can we list family
names if only the patronymic is given and especially where the family name is to
be the primary field?

One solution seems to be to adopt the system common in the Prussian Empire and
eastern Europe and to bestow a putative family name i.e. the given name of the
father, as found in the patronymic.
I agree, but add a footnote. In the index they should be noted somehow as being a
patronymic. Too many genealogists trust transcribed records and indexes. If not
noted they might assume incorrectly that the father's name was an actual surname.
See the foot of this email for a proposal of an indexing convention.

>from a few records of a region I have researched in detail, in approximately two
thirds cases the father's name did become the surname -
BUT this applies to records around the late 1700s. For the same family, this
generalisation would not apply for one or two generations before taking a fixed
surname.

The published transcriptions of Netherlands registers have numerous indexes on
various name fields (first, surname, patronymic-by-first, patronymic-by-father)
which are easy to produce with computers.

The Great Synagogue Marriages transcriptions edited by Angela Shire used a method
which I find too ambiguous. It has "No Surname" in the surname column, sorted
between "Newton" and "Noah". If there was some indication of the father's name it
would help to identify whether they might be of the family being researched. As
it, after finding a few family members and through the main entry discovering
their patronymic, all "No Surname" entries have to be checked in case they could
be also related.

Proposal -
Index their 'surname' as "bat Avraham (converted)" or "bat Zissel Michael" to
clearly show it was not a fixed family surname. They would be grouped in the
alphabetical sequence, and also be identified within a family as much as surnames
like "Phillips" or "Moses", etc. (PS, use either "ben" or "bar" for sons, but not
both, to keep them as a single group.)
Gary Luke ~ feraltek@zeta.org.au
Sydney, Australia


Translate from Polish? #general

toby greenwald
 

I received the following response >from Poland Archives when I requested info on my
grandmother who perished in the Holocaust. She was >from Lukow, Poland.

Uprzejimie informujemy, ze w aktach zespolu Sad Okregowy w Siedlcach,
przechowywanych w naszym Archiwum nie odnalezlismy akt sprawy dotyczacej osob o
nazwiskach (my grandmother's name) nie mozemy wiec wykonac kopii tych dokumentow.

My guess is that this says they couldn't find the records.

Toby Greenwald
Arlington VA

Searching : SCHWARTZBERG - Lukow, Poland BERLAND- Skvira, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translate from Polish? #general

toby greenwald
 

I received the following response >from Poland Archives when I requested info on my
grandmother who perished in the Holocaust. She was >from Lukow, Poland.

Uprzejimie informujemy, ze w aktach zespolu Sad Okregowy w Siedlcach,
przechowywanych w naszym Archiwum nie odnalezlismy akt sprawy dotyczacej osob o
nazwiskach (my grandmother's name) nie mozemy wiec wykonac kopii tych dokumentow.

My guess is that this says they couldn't find the records.

Toby Greenwald
Arlington VA

Searching : SCHWARTZBERG - Lukow, Poland BERLAND- Skvira, Ukraine


Re: Donna Rice's "Traveling Menorah" #general

NFatouros@...
 

I know that the moderator requested that responses to Donna Rice's Aug.22, 04
inquiry about the traveling menorah she purchased in Gdansk be made to her
privately but since Ms. Vendel asked that they be posted to the Discussion Group,
I hope the following will be permitted.

For five years before my marriage I assisted in describing, dating and
researching many of the antique furniture and decorative objects at New York's
Parke-Bernet Galleries (later subsumed by Sotheby's). The information gathered was
then listed in elaborate catalogues published for each auction sale.
Occasionally we would receive consignments of old silver, gold and brass objects
such as rings, spice boxes, rattles, menorahs, hanging festival lamps,
yads,(pointers) rimonim, torah breastplates (tasses) and crowns, ketubahs, kiddush
cups, esrog boxes, mezuzahs, amulets, passover plates, books with elaborate silver
bindings, etc. I remember being astonished at seeing the wealth, inventiveness
and beauty of objects which I, despite my college background in art history, had
never known existed before such remarkable things, most of which were unsigned,
arrived at the Galleries! Undoubtedly all those few consigners, most or all of
whom were refugees, specialized in collecting such object are deceased as none of
them was then young.

I do not recall having seen a "traveling menorah." Unfortunately I kept only
two of the Judaica catalogues which I helped compile neither of which were helpful
in identifying Ms. Rice's traveling Menorah. Nor were any of the books I have on
Jewish art and artists of any use in identifying that type of menorah.

I do have a book, probably out of date, by a silver dealer named Seymour B.
Wyler in which I tried unsuccessfully to find an entry for "K C" the maker of the
menorah box. Beside makers' marks, Wyler's book has sections for the hallmarks and
export marks for German artisans and for makers of other European countries. But
in Ms. Rice's viewmate picture of the top of the box on which the maker's mark
"K C" was clearest, the hall mark wasn't as clearly defined. Perhaps, a rubbing of
the marks, made with tissue paper and pencil would help.

Ms. Rice should do an Internet search to find the the names and addresses of
current vendors of Judaica and ask them for their opinions of the treasure she
found in Gdansk. She may also find some names through a well- known auction
website by using "Judaica and menorahs" as her search term. Better yet, she
should write to the Jewish Museum and to Yeshiva University in New York for
assistence in identifying the maker and provenance.

My own impression is that the gold plated silver or brass? box with its tin(?)
interior dates >from the late 19nth century or maybe early 20th century. But I
could be very wrong! Its maker may not necessarily have been a Jewish artisan. I
speculate that such a box, with its common emblem of rampant lions on its cover,
was a special order given to the artisan by some observant person who expected
to be on the road at Hannukah time, perhaps while travelling to visit some notable
Polish rabbi, or while making his aliyah to Eretz Israel.



Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev, Kiev;
ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Donna Rice's "Traveling Menorah" #general

NFatouros@...
 

I know that the moderator requested that responses to Donna Rice's Aug.22, 04
inquiry about the traveling menorah she purchased in Gdansk be made to her
privately but since Ms. Vendel asked that they be posted to the Discussion Group,
I hope the following will be permitted.

For five years before my marriage I assisted in describing, dating and
researching many of the antique furniture and decorative objects at New York's
Parke-Bernet Galleries (later subsumed by Sotheby's). The information gathered was
then listed in elaborate catalogues published for each auction sale.
Occasionally we would receive consignments of old silver, gold and brass objects
such as rings, spice boxes, rattles, menorahs, hanging festival lamps,
yads,(pointers) rimonim, torah breastplates (tasses) and crowns, ketubahs, kiddush
cups, esrog boxes, mezuzahs, amulets, passover plates, books with elaborate silver
bindings, etc. I remember being astonished at seeing the wealth, inventiveness
and beauty of objects which I, despite my college background in art history, had
never known existed before such remarkable things, most of which were unsigned,
arrived at the Galleries! Undoubtedly all those few consigners, most or all of
whom were refugees, specialized in collecting such object are deceased as none of
them was then young.

I do not recall having seen a "traveling menorah." Unfortunately I kept only
two of the Judaica catalogues which I helped compile neither of which were helpful
in identifying Ms. Rice's traveling Menorah. Nor were any of the books I have on
Jewish art and artists of any use in identifying that type of menorah.

I do have a book, probably out of date, by a silver dealer named Seymour B.
Wyler in which I tried unsuccessfully to find an entry for "K C" the maker of the
menorah box. Beside makers' marks, Wyler's book has sections for the hallmarks and
export marks for German artisans and for makers of other European countries. But
in Ms. Rice's viewmate picture of the top of the box on which the maker's mark
"K C" was clearest, the hall mark wasn't as clearly defined. Perhaps, a rubbing of
the marks, made with tissue paper and pencil would help.

Ms. Rice should do an Internet search to find the the names and addresses of
current vendors of Judaica and ask them for their opinions of the treasure she
found in Gdansk. She may also find some names through a well- known auction
website by using "Judaica and menorahs" as her search term. Better yet, she
should write to the Jewish Museum and to Yeshiva University in New York for
assistence in identifying the maker and provenance.

My own impression is that the gold plated silver or brass? box with its tin(?)
interior dates >from the late 19nth century or maybe early 20th century. But I
could be very wrong! Its maker may not necessarily have been a Jewish artisan. I
speculate that such a box, with its common emblem of rampant lions on its cover,
was a special order given to the artisan by some observant person who expected
to be on the road at Hannukah time, perhaps while travelling to visit some notable
Polish rabbi, or while making his aliyah to Eretz Israel.



Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev, Kiev;
ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


European Day of Jewish Culture Sunday Sept. 6 #germany

Eliane Roos <ljrooschuhl@...>
 

interested in Jewish Culture and places in Europe ?
the next European Day of Jewish Culture will take place
on Sunday September 6th in many European countries. take a look on :

http://www./jewisheritage.org/edojc/index.php/en

best wishes to all genners, Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris


German SIG #Germany European Day of Jewish Culture Sunday Sept. 6 #germany

Eliane Roos <ljrooschuhl@...>
 

interested in Jewish Culture and places in Europe ?
the next European Day of Jewish Culture will take place
on Sunday September 6th in many European countries. take a look on :

http://www./jewisheritage.org/edojc/index.php/en

best wishes to all genners, Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris


Help with transliteration from old script to modern German #germany

hanna <hannakg@...>
 

I have a roughly 10 page mid- 18C document which I would love to have
transliterated, ie copied in legible German. I think it is too long to
easily scan in (I had a very hard time with a half page). Would anyone
be interested in looking at it? It deals with an accusation of rape and
should be quite interesting. I could pay. I don't need it translated.

Hanna Grossman City?? State?? <hannakg@optonline.net>

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German SIG #Germany Help with transliteration from old script to modern German #germany

hanna <hannakg@...>
 

I have a roughly 10 page mid- 18C document which I would love to have
transliterated, ie copied in legible German. I think it is too long to
easily scan in (I had a very hard time with a half page). Would anyone
be interested in looking at it? It deals with an accusation of rape and
should be quite interesting. I could pay. I don't need it translated.

Hanna Grossman City?? State?? <hannakg@optonline.net>

MOD NOTE: Remember to sign messages fully with your city and state of residence.
Please write a complete subject line for your messages. This one said only
"transliteration".