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Schmorak #poland

Hélène Mir <helene.mir@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for anybody who could have known LEON SCHMORAK (my
grand-father) during his stay in Auschwitz, before he was killed there.
Leon Schmorak was born in Bolechow (Poland) on the 28th of April 1902.
He was part of Convoy N°76 of the 30th of June 1944, >from Drancy (France)
He was killed in Auschwitz on the 5th of July 1944

I am also looking for people (and any kind of information) who knew his
parents Aron Schmorak and Malke Grunschlag, who lived and earned a business
in Bolechow and Hoszow. They had a grocery shop, selling alcohol, beer,
they were also distilling alcohol (also in Szcerczec)

Thank you,

Hélène Dessort-Mir
Caux FRANCE

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JRI Poland #Poland Schmorak #poland

Hélène Mir <helene.mir@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for anybody who could have known LEON SCHMORAK (my
grand-father) during his stay in Auschwitz, before he was killed there.
Leon Schmorak was born in Bolechow (Poland) on the 28th of April 1902.
He was part of Convoy N°76 of the 30th of June 1944, >from Drancy (France)
He was killed in Auschwitz on the 5th of July 1944

I am also looking for people (and any kind of information) who knew his
parents Aron Schmorak and Malke Grunschlag, who lived and earned a business
in Bolechow and Hoszow. They had a grocery shop, selling alcohol, beer,
they were also distilling alcohol (also in Szcerczec)

Thank you,

Hélène Dessort-Mir
Caux FRANCE

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods and resources may be shared with
the list.


Re: Chicago Newspapers #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

You might take a look at www.footnote.com


"Joan Rosen" <jgrosen@verizon.net> wrote
Are any Chicago newspapers >from 1927 available, online or elsewhere?
snip.....


Re: Had Gadya in multiple languages #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Ben is invited to post a short summary of the replies he receives.
Thanks for all the replies and advice regardng this recording, I have
done a litle more research, and for those that are interested I actually
found that it can be purchased online through an online music store.

It is published by a company called Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and
can be found on their website by typing "Chad Gadya" into the search
box. They also make the liner notes available which are pretty
interesting incase you only want to download the individual tracks
rather than purchase a CD.

It was actually published in 1982, by the "Smithsonian Center for
Folklife and Cultural Heritage" so I'm no clearer as to how a copy
came to be in my granmothers prossesion.

Anyway thanks as always to all

Chag Sameach

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Zeidler: Kursan, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Newspapers #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

You might take a look at www.footnote.com


"Joan Rosen" <jgrosen@verizon.net> wrote
Are any Chicago newspapers >from 1927 available, online or elsewhere?
snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Had Gadya in multiple languages #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Ben is invited to post a short summary of the replies he receives.
Thanks for all the replies and advice regardng this recording, I have
done a litle more research, and for those that are interested I actually
found that it can be purchased online through an online music store.

It is published by a company called Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and
can be found on their website by typing "Chad Gadya" into the search
box. They also make the liner notes available which are pretty
interesting incase you only want to download the individual tracks
rather than purchase a CD.

It was actually published in 1982, by the "Smithsonian Center for
Folklife and Cultural Heritage" so I'm no clearer as to how a copy
came to be in my granmothers prossesion.

Anyway thanks as always to all

Chag Sameach

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Zeidler: Kursan, Lithuania


An Interesting Conference on North African Jewry #sephardic

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear all,

The Ben Zvi Institute jointly with Yad Vashem are organizing an
International Conference on

North Africa and Its Jews During the Second World War,

to be held on April 28-30, 2008, in Jerusalem.
The three-day program can be viewed at:

http://www.ybz.org.il/?ArticleID=2068

Best wishes for a Very Happy Pessah!
Greetings >from Jerusalem!

Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim An Interesting Conference on North African Jewry #sephardic

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear all,

The Ben Zvi Institute jointly with Yad Vashem are organizing an
International Conference on

North Africa and Its Jews During the Second World War,

to be held on April 28-30, 2008, in Jerusalem.
The three-day program can be viewed at:

http://www.ybz.org.il/?ArticleID=2068

Best wishes for a Very Happy Pessah!
Greetings >from Jerusalem!

Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


RE OCHBERG ORPHANS #southafrica

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Goeie More, Skatties,

Lauren SNITCHER-TYFIELD in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for anyone who
was, or is family of the OCHBERG Orphans who were brought over >from Poland
to South Africa in 1921 by Isaac OCHBERG. There were 175 Orphans brought
over, and Lauren has located 100 of these, and has leads on 20 more, so
there are 50 still outstanding.

I have done a Family Tree on the GAER (GAIER/GAYER) family, 3 of whom were
OCHBERG Orphans, (Sarah Gayer GILINSKY, Eve/Chava Gayer QUEIT and Harry
GAYER ) (all deceased) and have given a complete list of all their
descendants to Lauren , and I am trying now to help her locate the 50
Orphans she has no leads on.

If anyone knows of any OCHBERG Orphans, or their descendants, please could
you contact Lauren at tyfield@iafrica.com privately (and I have her
permission to give out her email), or myself, Anne LAPEDUS BREST
digitalphoto@icon.co.za privately.

There is to be a re-union in Israel at some date in the not too distant
future and Lauren is trying to contact each and every family who are
descendants of the OCHBERG Orphans.

Best Wense!

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN and
BENSON (Krustpils, Latvia), MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (Opalin, Poland)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE OCHBERG ORPHANS #southafrica

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Goeie More, Skatties,

Lauren SNITCHER-TYFIELD in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for anyone who
was, or is family of the OCHBERG Orphans who were brought over >from Poland
to South Africa in 1921 by Isaac OCHBERG. There were 175 Orphans brought
over, and Lauren has located 100 of these, and has leads on 20 more, so
there are 50 still outstanding.

I have done a Family Tree on the GAER (GAIER/GAYER) family, 3 of whom were
OCHBERG Orphans, (Sarah Gayer GILINSKY, Eve/Chava Gayer QUEIT and Harry
GAYER ) (all deceased) and have given a complete list of all their
descendants to Lauren , and I am trying now to help her locate the 50
Orphans she has no leads on.

If anyone knows of any OCHBERG Orphans, or their descendants, please could
you contact Lauren at tyfield@iafrica.com privately (and I have her
permission to give out her email), or myself, Anne LAPEDUS BREST
digitalphoto@icon.co.za privately.

There is to be a re-union in Israel at some date in the not too distant
future and Lauren is trying to contact each and every family who are
descendants of the OCHBERG Orphans.

Best Wense!

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN and
BENSON (Krustpils, Latvia), MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (Opalin, Poland)


Re: KATSCHER murder mystery - contemporary newspaper account. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Randy Schoenberg told us about the murder of his grandmother's
great-grandfather Ernst KATSCHER on a train by an uncle of Sigmund FREUD.

The jury is still out re who exactly this young murderer, Leopold FREUD, was.
He was hanged in January 1875 in Olmutz and his brain was examined in a grisly
post-mortem. The murder took place on Nov 3 1874. I have found the report of
the murder in the Wiener Zeitung 4 November 1874 - see first column, at the
bottom of the page.

Today were receive the news immediately but in those days far-off days, it
arrived pretty quickly too! If you can read German you will get a good
first-hand account {Nordbahn between Nezamislitz and Chropin - train 815 -
second class carriage}. There were eye witnesses too who described the man as
of judischem Typus and gave a clear account of his features and clothing.

http://tinyurl.com/45ro22

Ernst KATSCHER is described as a rich livestock dealer >from Branek, travelling
to the market in Leipnik with a lot of money on him.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: KATSCHER murder mystery - contemporary newspaper account. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Randy Schoenberg told us about the murder of his grandmother's
great-grandfather Ernst KATSCHER on a train by an uncle of Sigmund FREUD.

The jury is still out re who exactly this young murderer, Leopold FREUD, was.
He was hanged in January 1875 in Olmutz and his brain was examined in a grisly
post-mortem. The murder took place on Nov 3 1874. I have found the report of
the murder in the Wiener Zeitung 4 November 1874 - see first column, at the
bottom of the page.

Today were receive the news immediately but in those days far-off days, it
arrived pretty quickly too! If you can read German you will get a good
first-hand account {Nordbahn between Nezamislitz and Chropin - train 815 -
second class carriage}. There were eye witnesses too who described the man as
of judischem Typus and gave a clear account of his features and clothing.

http://tinyurl.com/45ro22

Ernst KATSCHER is described as a rich livestock dealer >from Branek, travelling
to the market in Leipnik with a lot of money on him.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JOWBR Milestone: One Million Records #belarus

Joyce Field
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce that the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now reached a milestone. With the
current quarterly update, this searchable database exceeds one
million records! We have been able to accomplish this feat because
of donations of data and photographs >from hundreds of individuals and
organizations. We also want to thank the translators who assisted by
translating the inscriptions on photographs of matzevot and entering
the data into our template. In addition, as many of you know, JOWBR
could not function without Nolan Altman, Max Heffler, Michael Tobias,
and Warren Blatt.

Following are the number of records added to each country in the past
quarter. There are too many cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots
covered in this update to enumerate. The total number of cemeteries
in JOWBR is now 1,929, and total number of burials is 1,006,675.
New burial records by country follow:

Belarus: 392
Canada: 15,993
Germany: 1,214
Hungary: 28
India: 104
Moldova: 3,410
Romania: 246
Ukraine: 968
USA: 10,074

As you travel this year and visit ancestral towns or towns in your
current country of residence, please consider recording data >from the
Jewish cemeteries and/or photographing all the tombstones in the
cemetery or landsmanschaft plot for JOWBR. Following are the web
sites with information on JOWBR:

Search the database:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
Cemetery inventory:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
JOWBR instructions:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBRinstructions.htm
Photograph guidelines:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBR_Photos.htm
How to submit data:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
Donor agreement:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Form_donor.html

We look forward to receiving burial data and photographs for the next
JOWBR update. Feel free to contact Nolan Altman <nta@pipeline.com>
or me with your questions or for assistance.

Chag sameach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Belarus SIG #Belarus JOWBR Milestone: One Million Records #belarus

Joyce Field
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce that the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now reached a milestone. With the
current quarterly update, this searchable database exceeds one
million records! We have been able to accomplish this feat because
of donations of data and photographs >from hundreds of individuals and
organizations. We also want to thank the translators who assisted by
translating the inscriptions on photographs of matzevot and entering
the data into our template. In addition, as many of you know, JOWBR
could not function without Nolan Altman, Max Heffler, Michael Tobias,
and Warren Blatt.

Following are the number of records added to each country in the past
quarter. There are too many cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots
covered in this update to enumerate. The total number of cemeteries
in JOWBR is now 1,929, and total number of burials is 1,006,675.
New burial records by country follow:

Belarus: 392
Canada: 15,993
Germany: 1,214
Hungary: 28
India: 104
Moldova: 3,410
Romania: 246
Ukraine: 968
USA: 10,074

As you travel this year and visit ancestral towns or towns in your
current country of residence, please consider recording data >from the
Jewish cemeteries and/or photographing all the tombstones in the
cemetery or landsmanschaft plot for JOWBR. Following are the web
sites with information on JOWBR:

Search the database:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
Cemetery inventory:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
JOWBR instructions:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBRinstructions.htm
Photograph guidelines:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBR_Photos.htm
How to submit data:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
Donor agreement:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Form_donor.html

We look forward to receiving burial data and photographs for the next
JOWBR update. Feel free to contact Nolan Altman <nta@pipeline.com>
or me with your questions or for assistance.

Chag sameach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Vm 11635 - Able to read town/name? #general

Linda Epstein
 

Hi Genners,

I need some help reading part of the ship manifest for the
S.S.Brandenburg that arrived in New York 17 Mar 1911. Filmus came
from Pikow, Russia, but was born elsewhere. What is the town listed
on the far right? Also, can anyone decipher the uncle's name?

VM 11635: http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=11635

Thanks,
Linda Epstein
New Orleans, LA

Searching: FILMUS (Bessarabia, Russia), SEMLER (Rzeszow),
SINGER (Husiatyn)
RUDLOFF/RUDLOW (Dobra, Odessa),
EPSTEIN (Svencionys)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vm 11635 - Able to read town/name? #general

Linda Epstein
 

Hi Genners,

I need some help reading part of the ship manifest for the
S.S.Brandenburg that arrived in New York 17 Mar 1911. Filmus came
from Pikow, Russia, but was born elsewhere. What is the town listed
on the far right? Also, can anyone decipher the uncle's name?

VM 11635: http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=11635

Thanks,
Linda Epstein
New Orleans, LA

Searching: FILMUS (Bessarabia, Russia), SEMLER (Rzeszow),
SINGER (Husiatyn)
RUDLOFF/RUDLOW (Dobra, Odessa),
EPSTEIN (Svencionys)


Research on a family in Ireland #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

I myself have no family connection to Ireland, but I have a friend (not into
genealogy) who is curious about a family which married into hers. The
surname is COHEN, and that family does not think themselves to be of Jewish
origin. They come >from Ireland. I would appreciate any suggestions I can
pass on to her. Where can/should she look? Whom can she ask, or write to?
At this point I did not volunteer to do the research for her!

Thank you.

Joan

Joan Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net
Elkins Park, PA, outside Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research on a family in Ireland #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

I myself have no family connection to Ireland, but I have a friend (not into
genealogy) who is curious about a family which married into hers. The
surname is COHEN, and that family does not think themselves to be of Jewish
origin. They come >from Ireland. I would appreciate any suggestions I can
pass on to her. Where can/should she look? Whom can she ask, or write to?
At this point I did not volunteer to do the research for her!

Thank you.

Joan

Joan Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net
Elkins Park, PA, outside Philadelphia


Chicago Newspapers #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

Are any Chicago newspapers >from 1927 available, online or elsewhere?
I have what (I am fairly certain) is the exact date of a wedding which
I suspect was written up, perhaps only in Jewish papers, but also perhaps
in a general newspaper. An index might not, therefore, be necessary.
Suggestions for me to do it >from here (Philadelphia) or someone in Chicago
who would do it for me, would be much appreciated.

Thanks to all. And a Zissen Pesach.

Joan

Joan Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago Newspapers #general

Joan Rosen <jgrosen@...>
 

Are any Chicago newspapers >from 1927 available, online or elsewhere?
I have what (I am fairly certain) is the exact date of a wedding which
I suspect was written up, perhaps only in Jewish papers, but also perhaps
in a general newspaper. An index might not, therefore, be necessary.
Suggestions for me to do it >from here (Philadelphia) or someone in Chicago
who would do it for me, would be much appreciated.

Thanks to all. And a Zissen Pesach.

Joan

Joan Rosen
jgrosen@verizon.net