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NYC Jewish Cemeteries #general

dennis <dennisj@...>
 

The brother of my grandfather passed away in 1935 in Richmond Hill, NY.
What are the most likely cemetaries in the area that he would be interned?
Since I am not a New Yorker, I would appreciate your advice.

Dennis Allon, Jerusalem
dennisj@netvision.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the International Jewish Cemetery Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Jewish Cemeteries #general

dennis <dennisj@...>
 

The brother of my grandfather passed away in 1935 in Richmond Hill, NY.
What are the most likely cemetaries in the area that he would be interned?
Since I am not a New Yorker, I would appreciate your advice.

Dennis Allon, Jerusalem
dennisj@netvision.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the International Jewish Cemetery Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/


Re: Rabbi and wife buried separately? Why #general

seforimlover
 

Well, given that they were orthodox, they might have
kept to a strict interpretation of Jewish law which
keeps the genders apart possibly even after death.

Yehuda Herskowitz

--- Howie Axelrod <highwind1@comcast.net> wrote:

What is the Orthodox practice of burial in such a situation? Is there
a religious reason for an Orthodox Rabbi and a wife that pre-deceased
him to be burried separately?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbi and wife buried separately? Why #general

seforimlover
 

Well, given that they were orthodox, they might have
kept to a strict interpretation of Jewish law which
keeps the genders apart possibly even after death.

Yehuda Herskowitz

--- Howie Axelrod <highwind1@comcast.net> wrote:

What is the Orthodox practice of burial in such a situation? Is there
a religious reason for an Orthodox Rabbi and a wife that pre-deceased
him to be burried separately?


Help needed: Translate Vishnevets map legend, VM 6800 #yizkorbooks

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

Sefer Vishnevets, the Yizkor Book for Vishnevets (now in Ukraine,
formerly in Poland) has a hand-drawn street map circa 1941-1942. The
legend seems to be in Hebrew and Yiddish. We have translated the Hebrew
parts of the legend, but we are having difficulty with 4 of the legend
items. They are numbers 17, 19, 20, and 22.

If you think you can help, please take a look at ViewMate Image 6800.
Viewmate is at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Select "Enter Viewing Section" and scroll down to image 6800. You also
can view the legend directly by pointing your browser to:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6800

If you can help, please respond directly to me, not to the list.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Ron Doctor
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP
Co-Coordinator, Vishnevets Yizkor Book Translation Project


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Help needed: Translate Vishnevets map legend, VM 6800 #yizkorbooks

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

Sefer Vishnevets, the Yizkor Book for Vishnevets (now in Ukraine,
formerly in Poland) has a hand-drawn street map circa 1941-1942. The
legend seems to be in Hebrew and Yiddish. We have translated the Hebrew
parts of the legend, but we are having difficulty with 4 of the legend
items. They are numbers 17, 19, 20, and 22.

If you think you can help, please take a look at ViewMate Image 6800.
Viewmate is at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Select "Enter Viewing Section" and scroll down to image 6800. You also
can view the legend directly by pointing your browser to:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6800

If you can help, please respond directly to me, not to the list.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Ron Doctor
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP
Co-Coordinator, Vishnevets Yizkor Book Translation Project


Rosenbaums of Zell" by Strauss #unitedkingdom

David Kravitz
 

Anyone who has ever used a public library and reserved a book will tell you
that you can go to any public library and ask them to do a search. They will
first check their own library, then the local area, finally all public
libraries in the UK. Via a central point, I think in Preston, a located book
may be reserved for a small fee.

David Kravitz


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Rosenbaums of Zell" by Strauss #unitedkingdom

David Kravitz
 

Anyone who has ever used a public library and reserved a book will tell you
that you can go to any public library and ask them to do a search. They will
first check their own library, then the local area, finally all public
libraries in the UK. Via a central point, I think in Preston, a located book
may be reserved for a small fee.

David Kravitz


Berlin Weissensee Cemetery Needs to be Saved [says Jewish newspaper] #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

The German Jewish Weekly "Juedische Allgemeine" has two articles (page
1 and page 17) on the the Berlin Weissensee Cemetery in its issue of
September 1, 2005. On page 17 the headline says: "Rettet den Friedhof!"
(Save the Cemetery!).
The cemetery is described as the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe with
115.000 graves - but since there are not enough funds for its
up-keeping, the deterioration is advancing at a high rate.
The article says, estimates say that about 40 million Euros would be
necessary to save it - which is far beyond the means of Berlin Jewish
Community (which would be theoretically responsible for it) or even the
Berlin City Administration.
One strategy seems to consist of having the cemetery recognized as
"World Cultural Heritage" in the hope that this would mean funds for its
restoration >from the Federal Government which faces federal elections in
two weeks.
No definite plans seem to exist at this point in time - various bodies
and polititicians seem to pass along the reponsibility, and nature takes
its course. - I just wanted to provide this information to the Jewish
community outside Germany.

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany <fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de>


Bottrop- Gunter KOENIGSBUCH #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Ger siggers and Genners,
A friend saw my previous posting about the KOENIGSBUCH
brothers >from Hamburg and referred me to the following
link of the Bottrop Cemetery in Germany where there is
a grave of Gunter KOENIGSBUCH who died on Feb.
11th,1928.
This is totally new to me. Any help >from Bottrop
researchers is welcome.

http://www.jkg-bottrop.de/jued_friedhof/seite1.htm

Thanks, Jacob Rosen Jerusalem <abuwasta@yahoo.com>


German SIG #Germany Berlin Weissensee Cemetery Needs to be Saved [says Jewish newspaper] #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

The German Jewish Weekly "Juedische Allgemeine" has two articles (page
1 and page 17) on the the Berlin Weissensee Cemetery in its issue of
September 1, 2005. On page 17 the headline says: "Rettet den Friedhof!"
(Save the Cemetery!).
The cemetery is described as the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe with
115.000 graves - but since there are not enough funds for its
up-keeping, the deterioration is advancing at a high rate.
The article says, estimates say that about 40 million Euros would be
necessary to save it - which is far beyond the means of Berlin Jewish
Community (which would be theoretically responsible for it) or even the
Berlin City Administration.
One strategy seems to consist of having the cemetery recognized as
"World Cultural Heritage" in the hope that this would mean funds for its
restoration >from the Federal Government which faces federal elections in
two weeks.
No definite plans seem to exist at this point in time - various bodies
and polititicians seem to pass along the reponsibility, and nature takes
its course. - I just wanted to provide this information to the Jewish
community outside Germany.

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany <fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de>


German SIG #Germany Bottrop- Gunter KOENIGSBUCH #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Ger siggers and Genners,
A friend saw my previous posting about the KOENIGSBUCH
brothers >from Hamburg and referred me to the following
link of the Bottrop Cemetery in Germany where there is
a grave of Gunter KOENIGSBUCH who died on Feb.
11th,1928.
This is totally new to me. Any help >from Bottrop
researchers is welcome.

http://www.jkg-bottrop.de/jued_friedhof/seite1.htm

Thanks, Jacob Rosen Jerusalem <abuwasta@yahoo.com>


Thea Skyte - An Obituary #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg <106503.3561@...>
 

It is with great regret that I must inform you of the death of Thea Skyte
of Leeds UK on the 26th August, after a long illness. Thea had a long and
active life until she was struck down with a dreadful and debilitating
illness five-and-a-half years ago.

An erstwhile contributor to Stammbaum, The Journal of German-Jewish
Genealogical Research, Thea together with her husband Heinz, researched and
wrote extensively about their families and the former Jewish communities in
which they lived, readily and generously sharing both knowledge and
information for the benefit of others in printed format and on Gerhard Jochem
and Susanne Rieger's RIJO website, which is currently offline.

Theea also co-authored Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's A Guide
to Jewish Genealogy in Germany & Austria with Rosemary Wenzerul and
Randol Schoenberg.

Thea will be much missed by those involved in German-Jewish genealogy.

Thea is survived by her husband Heinz and family.

Jeanette Rosenberg
Convenor Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain German Sig, London UK
email 106503.3561@compuserve.com


German SIG #Germany Thea Skyte - An Obituary #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg <106503.3561@...>
 

It is with great regret that I must inform you of the death of Thea Skyte
of Leeds UK on the 26th August, after a long illness. Thea had a long and
active life until she was struck down with a dreadful and debilitating
illness five-and-a-half years ago.

An erstwhile contributor to Stammbaum, The Journal of German-Jewish
Genealogical Research, Thea together with her husband Heinz, researched and
wrote extensively about their families and the former Jewish communities in
which they lived, readily and generously sharing both knowledge and
information for the benefit of others in printed format and on Gerhard Jochem
and Susanne Rieger's RIJO website, which is currently offline.

Theea also co-authored Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's A Guide
to Jewish Genealogy in Germany & Austria with Rosemary Wenzerul and
Randol Schoenberg.

Thea will be much missed by those involved in German-Jewish genealogy.

Thea is survived by her husband Heinz and family.

Jeanette Rosenberg
Convenor Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain German Sig, London UK
email 106503.3561@compuserve.com


New Orleans JGS #general

BVCB <bvcb@...>
 

Has anyone heard >from people in the Jewish Gen organization in New Orleans.
They've been wonderfully helpful to me in the past, and I wondered how they
all are going. Not to mention to fact that I wonder if all their records
are OK.

Babette Bloch

MODERATOR NOTE: The Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans, like all
JGS's, is a locally run, independent organization. It's not part of
JewishGen.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Orleans JGS #general

BVCB <bvcb@...>
 

Has anyone heard >from people in the Jewish Gen organization in New Orleans.
They've been wonderfully helpful to me in the past, and I wondered how they
all are going. Not to mention to fact that I wonder if all their records
are OK.

Babette Bloch

MODERATOR NOTE: The Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans, like all
JGS's, is a locally run, independent organization. It's not part of
JewishGen.


Understanding #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

I hope (but often I'm not sure) that the English-speaking folks on this
list realize that many contributors to the list are neither native nor
fluent speakers of English. They are using dictionaries or (unfortunately)
online translating sites to ask questions or respond. I'm not sure how many
of you are aware of this but even the simple English word "run" has over 50
meanings.

It would be nice if when any of us reply, we use simple phrases, avoid
idiomatic expressions, and give the person the benefit of the doubt. If you
want to encourage folks >from other countries (and hence possible sources of
assistance for you as well) to participate, it would be nice to give them
support and understanding (and perhaps some more appropriate English to use
in their inquiries).

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY: everywhere, anywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Understanding #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

I hope (but often I'm not sure) that the English-speaking folks on this
list realize that many contributors to the list are neither native nor
fluent speakers of English. They are using dictionaries or (unfortunately)
online translating sites to ask questions or respond. I'm not sure how many
of you are aware of this but even the simple English word "run" has over 50
meanings.

It would be nice if when any of us reply, we use simple phrases, avoid
idiomatic expressions, and give the person the benefit of the doubt. If you
want to encourage folks >from other countries (and hence possible sources of
assistance for you as well) to participate, it would be nice to give them
support and understanding (and perhaps some more appropriate English to use
in their inquiries).

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY: everywhere, anywhere


Re: Cape Colony #southafrica

Rosalind
 

Cape Town is the City
Cape Province is the province. Cape Colony is an older term, historical name
for the area. The borders probably were more limited than the later
province.
Other provinces until recently were Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal.
Johannesburg was in Transvaal.
Since apartheid died there are many areas with African names.

Hope this helps,
Ros Romem
Jerusalem.

PS I am researching Miller/Maller and see you are quite active on tha
list.

--------------------------
From: <Miltone@aol.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: [safrica] Cape Colony



Is Cape Colony the same as Cape Town or is one a part of the other?

Milton E. Botwinick
botwinick@alumni.rowan.edu
Phila., PA usa


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Cape Colony #southafrica

Rosalind
 

Cape Town is the City
Cape Province is the province. Cape Colony is an older term, historical name
for the area. The borders probably were more limited than the later
province.
Other provinces until recently were Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal.
Johannesburg was in Transvaal.
Since apartheid died there are many areas with African names.

Hope this helps,
Ros Romem
Jerusalem.

PS I am researching Miller/Maller and see you are quite active on tha
list.

--------------------------
From: <Miltone@aol.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:23 PM
Subject: [safrica] Cape Colony



Is Cape Colony the same as Cape Town or is one a part of the other?

Milton E. Botwinick
botwinick@alumni.rowan.edu
Phila., PA usa