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West Virginia #ukraine

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,
I am very fortunate to have a 95 year old great aunt to talk to on a regular
basis. She always remembers something new when we speak, but sometimes the
information is incomplete. However, there is always an element of truth that
takes me on a new path of genealogy adventure and discovery!

The latest bit of information is that we had cousins who lived in West
Virginia, possibly near the Pennsylvania border. Unfortunately, they may have had
a different last names. My aunt recalls some of these relatives owned a
big department store and were quite well off. I imagine the time they lived
there could have been as early as 1915 and beyond.

If anyone out there knows a bit about the West Virginian Jewish community
and/or had relatives immigrate there >from the Ukraine, please email me
privately. The towns they might have come >from include: Belilovka, Berdychiv,
Lipovets, Pliskov, Priluki, Samgorodok, Skvira, Vakhnovka, Zhytomyr or
surrounding areas.

I sent emails out privately, but in case someone was missed, a big thank you
to all who helped me find a missing Ellis Island manifest. Very much
appreciate everyone's generous spirit!

Happy New Year,

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@aol.com
USA

Paris, France: LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY
Ukraine: BERMAN, BLAS, BLEKHMAN, CHESSIN, CHOLODENKO, DICKTER, FELDMAN,
FISCHER, GITERMAN, GLASS, KVACHINSKIJ, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY,
MEZHERITZKY, MORITZ, OSCHERANKO, PETROVSKI, SELDMAN, SHAPIRA, SHIFFMAN, WEXLER,
ZEISLER Vilnius, Lithuania, FELMAN


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine West Virginia #ukraine

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,
I am very fortunate to have a 95 year old great aunt to talk to on a regular
basis. She always remembers something new when we speak, but sometimes the
information is incomplete. However, there is always an element of truth that
takes me on a new path of genealogy adventure and discovery!

The latest bit of information is that we had cousins who lived in West
Virginia, possibly near the Pennsylvania border. Unfortunately, they may have had
a different last names. My aunt recalls some of these relatives owned a
big department store and were quite well off. I imagine the time they lived
there could have been as early as 1915 and beyond.

If anyone out there knows a bit about the West Virginian Jewish community
and/or had relatives immigrate there >from the Ukraine, please email me
privately. The towns they might have come >from include: Belilovka, Berdychiv,
Lipovets, Pliskov, Priluki, Samgorodok, Skvira, Vakhnovka, Zhytomyr or
surrounding areas.

I sent emails out privately, but in case someone was missed, a big thank you
to all who helped me find a missing Ellis Island manifest. Very much
appreciate everyone's generous spirit!

Happy New Year,

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@aol.com
USA

Paris, France: LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY
Ukraine: BERMAN, BLAS, BLEKHMAN, CHESSIN, CHOLODENKO, DICKTER, FELDMAN,
FISCHER, GITERMAN, GLASS, KVACHINSKIJ, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY,
MEZHERITZKY, MORITZ, OSCHERANKO, PETROVSKI, SELDMAN, SHAPIRA, SHIFFMAN, WEXLER,
ZEISLER Vilnius, Lithuania, FELMAN


Re: Searching for Shtetl #ukraine

Doug Cohen
 

Where Once We Walked lists two:

Ignatovka, Belarus -- Described in Shtetl Finder as an agricultureal
community 30 km northeast of Lutsk, this town does not appear in current
gazatteers.

Ignatovka (near Silnoye), Ukr.; Jewish prewar pop. 900. 45 km NW of Rivne
at 50o54'/25o48'.

Since Malin, Ukr is given at 50o46'/29o14', it's not very close; (a minute
of longitude is approx. 0.4 miles - 3.5 degrees is therefore 3.5 x 60 x .4
miles = 85 miles away). I don't know if this is the one you're seeking or
not.

Good luck.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA
dmc@dmcohen.com

Les Shipnuck <lshipnuck@tamassociates.com> wrote:

Searching for family shtetl: Ignatevka (variant: Ignatevska) thought
to be located in the vicinity of Malin Station, a rail stop approximately
40 miles West of Kiev. I cannot find this village on any map that I have
seen so far although Malin is easily found.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Searching for Shtetl #ukraine

Doug Cohen
 

Where Once We Walked lists two:

Ignatovka, Belarus -- Described in Shtetl Finder as an agricultureal
community 30 km northeast of Lutsk, this town does not appear in current
gazatteers.

Ignatovka (near Silnoye), Ukr.; Jewish prewar pop. 900. 45 km NW of Rivne
at 50o54'/25o48'.

Since Malin, Ukr is given at 50o46'/29o14', it's not very close; (a minute
of longitude is approx. 0.4 miles - 3.5 degrees is therefore 3.5 x 60 x .4
miles = 85 miles away). I don't know if this is the one you're seeking or
not.

Good luck.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA
dmc@dmcohen.com

Les Shipnuck <lshipnuck@tamassociates.com> wrote:

Searching for family shtetl: Ignatevka (variant: Ignatevska) thought
to be located in the vicinity of Malin Station, a rail stop approximately
40 miles West of Kiev. I cannot find this village on any map that I have
seen so far although Malin is easily found.


Anyone heard of town 'Vikny' Russia? 1880's?? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

My answer is *No* - but I think it could be Wilna -
see the last two paragraphs, if you do not wish to
read the preamble.

When Michelle Sint wrote "has anyone heard of town
'Vikny' Russia" I decided to look at the images of the
UK census itself.
I found that if you entered *Vikny* as keyword and
enter *no name* into a census search, on a well known
genealogical website, only one family appeared in the
whole of England & Wales in 1901, namely the SINT
family of Mile End, who had obviously arrived in
London ca 1895. This family was headed by Mark, a boot
finisher and Fanny. Their first English-born child was
Barnett born in 1896. Please note here that their 15
yr old son Nathan is a *cabinet-maker*.

However, another search with the name SINT reveals 18
SINT and another Jewish family in Bethnal Green,
headed by *cabinet-maker* Nathan and his family of
craftsmen and women! Sadly, all it says about their
origins is "Russia". They arrived in ca 1894. Their
first English-born child was Louis, was also born in
1896.

So could the two families be related? Could Nathan
Jnr, the teenage cabinet-maker, be working with Nathan
Snr? Could they have arrived together? The National
Archives, Kew may have more leads re their place of
origin.

No SINT [even the apparently English SINT from
Norfolk] appear in the 1891 or 1881 censuses so
perhaps there are more transcription errors or perhaps
the 1901 Bernard P SINT living in Sheffield with
Samuel WIATER & family [another transcription error*]
is an immigrant really born in ?. It is important to
look at the images as they often reveal mistakes.

In the large Bethnal Green SINT family there is a
transcription error as Rebecca SINT is aged 10 years
in the transcription but on the census form she is
clearly seen as 10 months old! Furthermore, she is
transcribed as having been born in England *before*
the family arrived on these shores.

So, please be careful when taking the UK census
literally - it needs much interpretation. This leads
me nowhere regarding to the location of *Vikny* but
the Jri-pl site: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
offered various Soundex alternatives: Wiekenie, Wguny,
Wykna [Bukowina]; Wieleke [Tarnow]; Wicyn [Ukraine]
etc, etc.

If you enter Vikny into Yad vashem you get no victims,
but with SINT, you find only one tragic victim, we
remember here today:

Dora ZOUMERFIELD nee SINT was born in Wilna, Poland in
1890 to Max SINT and Sara Jakob; dob 29/12/1890;
married to Benjamin; living in Paris during wartime;
place of death: Auschwitz; date of death 29/08/1942.

So could the census enumerator have mistaken
Wilna/Vilna for Vikny - is that how it might have been
prounounced in Yiddish? I am sure there will be many
other replies about this, but it did lead me to
another interesting observation, I will write about
next.

Celia Male [U.K.]

* Samuel Gambles WINTER, can clearly be seen as WINTER
in the 1891 census [teapot handle maker] and also in
1881. This shows that whenever possible, one must
compare data in various years. With Jewish immigrants
that may not always be feasible.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone heard of town 'Vikny' Russia? 1880's?? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

My answer is *No* - but I think it could be Wilna -
see the last two paragraphs, if you do not wish to
read the preamble.

When Michelle Sint wrote "has anyone heard of town
'Vikny' Russia" I decided to look at the images of the
UK census itself.
I found that if you entered *Vikny* as keyword and
enter *no name* into a census search, on a well known
genealogical website, only one family appeared in the
whole of England & Wales in 1901, namely the SINT
family of Mile End, who had obviously arrived in
London ca 1895. This family was headed by Mark, a boot
finisher and Fanny. Their first English-born child was
Barnett born in 1896. Please note here that their 15
yr old son Nathan is a *cabinet-maker*.

However, another search with the name SINT reveals 18
SINT and another Jewish family in Bethnal Green,
headed by *cabinet-maker* Nathan and his family of
craftsmen and women! Sadly, all it says about their
origins is "Russia". They arrived in ca 1894. Their
first English-born child was Louis, was also born in
1896.

So could the two families be related? Could Nathan
Jnr, the teenage cabinet-maker, be working with Nathan
Snr? Could they have arrived together? The National
Archives, Kew may have more leads re their place of
origin.

No SINT [even the apparently English SINT from
Norfolk] appear in the 1891 or 1881 censuses so
perhaps there are more transcription errors or perhaps
the 1901 Bernard P SINT living in Sheffield with
Samuel WIATER & family [another transcription error*]
is an immigrant really born in ?. It is important to
look at the images as they often reveal mistakes.

In the large Bethnal Green SINT family there is a
transcription error as Rebecca SINT is aged 10 years
in the transcription but on the census form she is
clearly seen as 10 months old! Furthermore, she is
transcribed as having been born in England *before*
the family arrived on these shores.

So, please be careful when taking the UK census
literally - it needs much interpretation. This leads
me nowhere regarding to the location of *Vikny* but
the Jri-pl site: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
offered various Soundex alternatives: Wiekenie, Wguny,
Wykna [Bukowina]; Wieleke [Tarnow]; Wicyn [Ukraine]
etc, etc.

If you enter Vikny into Yad vashem you get no victims,
but with SINT, you find only one tragic victim, we
remember here today:

Dora ZOUMERFIELD nee SINT was born in Wilna, Poland in
1890 to Max SINT and Sara Jakob; dob 29/12/1890;
married to Benjamin; living in Paris during wartime;
place of death: Auschwitz; date of death 29/08/1942.

So could the census enumerator have mistaken
Wilna/Vilna for Vikny - is that how it might have been
prounounced in Yiddish? I am sure there will be many
other replies about this, but it did lead me to
another interesting observation, I will write about
next.

Celia Male [U.K.]

* Samuel Gambles WINTER, can clearly be seen as WINTER
in the 1891 census [teapot handle maker] and also in
1881. This shows that whenever possible, one must
compare data in various years. With Jewish immigrants
that may not always be feasible.


Re: Steamships and Using JewishGen #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

Chaim Luria asked:>> If you have a picture of the steamship Ambria which served
the Glasgow- New York route for Hamburg America Lines in the 1890's, please
contact me directly. I have searched all of the resources on the internet and
have not been successful.

But Chaim, you didnt look on JewishGen. How very often we look all over the
web but not on our "home base". Here's what I did:

I went onto JewishGen's home page and clicked on Ellis Island.
Steve Morse has written some wonderful queries for all types of research
connected to Ellis Island. I then clicked on "additional search tools",
which took me to his wonderful list of queries. There is one for ship's pictures.
The second option, Ellis Island, had a photo of your Ambria

Happy Chanukah and happy hunting!
--
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@att.net of Wilton Ct and Palm Beach Gardens,Fla
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.
Chair, PC Lab, 2006 NYC Jewish Genealogy Conference
Researching STECHER, TRACHMAN, LINDNER,
KANDEL, SCHEINER, KRAMER >from Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Steamships and Using JewishGen #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

Chaim Luria asked:>> If you have a picture of the steamship Ambria which served
the Glasgow- New York route for Hamburg America Lines in the 1890's, please
contact me directly. I have searched all of the resources on the internet and
have not been successful.

But Chaim, you didnt look on JewishGen. How very often we look all over the
web but not on our "home base". Here's what I did:

I went onto JewishGen's home page and clicked on Ellis Island.
Steve Morse has written some wonderful queries for all types of research
connected to Ellis Island. I then clicked on "additional search tools",
which took me to his wonderful list of queries. There is one for ship's pictures.
The second option, Ellis Island, had a photo of your Ambria

Happy Chanukah and happy hunting!
--
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@att.net of Wilton Ct and Palm Beach Gardens,Fla
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.
Chair, PC Lab, 2006 NYC Jewish Genealogy Conference
Researching STECHER, TRACHMAN, LINDNER,
KANDEL, SCHEINER, KRAMER >from Galicia


Borshchagovaka #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

Through YDNA testing I have located family >from Borshchagovka. I would
appreciate anyone with information about this town to contact me. There is
very little about it either on Jewishgen or Google. The family name was
ZITOMAR or ZITOMERSKY. I also find very little information on Yad Vashem
site. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka ( Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel
STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/Odessa
TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova) KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova) TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Borshchagovaka #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

Through YDNA testing I have located family >from Borshchagovka. I would
appreciate anyone with information about this town to contact me. There is
very little about it either on Jewishgen or Google. The family name was
ZITOMAR or ZITOMERSKY. I also find very little information on Yad Vashem
site. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka ( Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel
STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/Odessa
TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova) KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova) TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent)


Re: Unique Surnames #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

A Jewish soldier who was killed in WWI in the British army was called in the
official records SCKKOOL. He was born in Russia. In the British Jewry Book
of Honour, a record of Jews who served in that war, he is listed as SCHOOL,
presumably that being how his name was pronounced.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unique Surnames #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

A Jewish soldier who was killed in WWI in the British army was called in the
official records SCKKOOL. He was born in Russia. In the British Jewry Book
of Honour, a record of Jews who served in that war, he is listed as SCHOOL,
presumably that being how his name was pronounced.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England


Unique one family surname: HIMMELHOCH #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I am very fortunate in having the name HIM[M]ELHOCH as a one family
name. The family originated in Courland, now Latvia. Alexander Beider
wrote in his Dictionary of Jewish Family Names in the Russian Empire
that HIMMELHOCH was a "common name in Courland". How true!! The
family took to heart the command to "be fruitful and multiply" and
liberally populated Courland with HIMMELHOCHs! But all can be traced
back to the same source. It seems that all modern offspring were
told that if they ever find a HIM[M]ELHOCH in the phone book when
they are in a strange town, they should feel free to call because we
are all cousins. At least this is one family story that panned out
with research!

Channukah sameach!!

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unique one family surname: HIMMELHOCH #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

I am very fortunate in having the name HIM[M]ELHOCH as a one family
name. The family originated in Courland, now Latvia. Alexander Beider
wrote in his Dictionary of Jewish Family Names in the Russian Empire
that HIMMELHOCH was a "common name in Courland". How true!! The
family took to heart the command to "be fruitful and multiply" and
liberally populated Courland with HIMMELHOCHs! But all can be traced
back to the same source. It seems that all modern offspring were
told that if they ever find a HIM[M]ELHOCH in the phone book when
they are in a strange town, they should feel free to call because we
are all cousins. At least this is one family story that panned out
with research!

Channukah sameach!!

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev


Re: Unique Surnames #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
 

SHELNITZ.
The earliest known record of this name is in Krasnoye at the turn of the
(20th) century -- my GGF Chayim Leib Shelnitz and his siblings.
All current Shelnitzes (that are known to us) are descendants of either
Chayim Leib or his brother Aizik. And there really aren't many; my father
(who emigrated to Israel in 1969) has a few cousins in the US, and that's it.
My brothers and I haven't done much for perpetuating the name as we have
changed our name to the more Hebrew-sounding Shani.

Benzy Shani
Ofra, Israel

I greatly support the initiative of Roger Lustig >from the GER-SIG
to record the unique surnames we have discovered and
their geographical origin "as far as we know". I would
rather post them on one of the lists so they will
enter to eternity in the Jewishgen or the SIG archives.
My first batch >from my own experience and resesarch:
KOENIGSBUCH- my maternal family. All >from BRZESKO,Galicia.
LANDESDORFER-all >from KRAKOW.Some married to my
maternal family. LAMENSDORF-all >from BOCHNIA,KRAKOW,TARNOW.
Happy Hanukkah.
Jacob Rosen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unique Surnames #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
 

SHELNITZ.
The earliest known record of this name is in Krasnoye at the turn of the
(20th) century -- my GGF Chayim Leib Shelnitz and his siblings.
All current Shelnitzes (that are known to us) are descendants of either
Chayim Leib or his brother Aizik. And there really aren't many; my father
(who emigrated to Israel in 1969) has a few cousins in the US, and that's it.
My brothers and I haven't done much for perpetuating the name as we have
changed our name to the more Hebrew-sounding Shani.

Benzy Shani
Ofra, Israel

I greatly support the initiative of Roger Lustig >from the GER-SIG
to record the unique surnames we have discovered and
their geographical origin "as far as we know". I would
rather post them on one of the lists so they will
enter to eternity in the Jewishgen or the SIG archives.
My first batch >from my own experience and resesarch:
KOENIGSBUCH- my maternal family. All >from BRZESKO,Galicia.
LANDESDORFER-all >from KRAKOW.Some married to my
maternal family. LAMENSDORF-all >from BOCHNIA,KRAKOW,TARNOW.
Happy Hanukkah.
Jacob Rosen


Re: Are there any records of people escaping from Poland to Russia? #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Regarding the search for Jews escaping >from Poland to Russia, the CRARG
research project includes more than 2500 such persons (>from "List of Polish
Jewish Refugees Now in USSR, 1945").

Click on "Holocaust" to search these and 1/4 million other Holocaust-era
records:

http://www.crarg.org

Dan Kazez
Springfield, Ohio
TALMAN and ENGLANDER
Czestochowa-Radomsko area of Poland

Some people escaped to Russia, and some escaped to Russia as prisoners of war.
If you check the Karta website, which has been mentioned, you can search
among the lists that have been published.
http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/
My in-laws escaped the Warsaw Ghetto only to be captured in Bialistok and
sent to Siberia. They were released at the time of the formation of Anders'
Army.
Good luck
Rose Feldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Are there any records of people escaping from Poland to Russia? #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Regarding the search for Jews escaping >from Poland to Russia, the CRARG
research project includes more than 2500 such persons (>from "List of Polish
Jewish Refugees Now in USSR, 1945").

Click on "Holocaust" to search these and 1/4 million other Holocaust-era
records:

http://www.crarg.org

Dan Kazez
Springfield, Ohio
TALMAN and ENGLANDER
Czestochowa-Radomsko area of Poland

Some people escaped to Russia, and some escaped to Russia as prisoners of war.
If you check the Karta website, which has been mentioned, you can search
among the lists that have been published.
http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/
My in-laws escaped the Warsaw Ghetto only to be captured in Bialistok and
sent to Siberia. They were released at the time of the formation of Anders'
Army.
Good luck
Rose Feldman


Revised Skala web site #general

Tony Hausner
 

First, we are very pleased to announce that there have been extensive
additions to the Skala Podolskaya web site. the site is at

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/

to see all the additions, go to the what's new link near the top of the
page. this will take you to many other pages. or scroll down to see all
the links on the main skala page.

We are deeply indebted to Max Heffler and Helene Kenvin for all their work.
Jewishgen recently gave us permission to directly access the web site and
make changes, additions, etc. We are very grateful to Susana Leistner
Bloch, the suchostaw regional coordinator, and Ed Rosenbaum for all their
wonderful work over the past few years in managing the web site. We are also
very grateful to Shelley Pollero for her guidance on the transistion. We
will still be linked to the suchostaw site, but just have direct access to
making changes. With all the new material, we felt it made more sense to
make the additions directly. Max has done a brilliant job of creating the
web pages, and Helene has inspired a lot of the contributions, the ideas for
the additions, and for the general design of the pages. we have received
many compliments for her photos of the weisenthal family, which will be
published in the next issue of the Galitizianer. see

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/Wiesenthal_relatives_perish.html

you can also reach this on the main page by going to

"Relatives >from Skala who perished in the Holocaust."

We have many more additions that we will be making over the next few weeks.
And we hope that we have just started a trend with our group of skala
researchers.

We continue to be very grateful to Max Mermelstein, president, Skala
Benevolent Society, for the incredible number of contributions that he has
made for many years to preserving the memory of Skala and of the victims of
the holocaust.

On another note, many of you may know this, but I just recently learned that
the yad vashem central data base of shoah victims is online

http://names.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Entrance

for skala, there are 1000 victims listed. I learned several things about my
family >from the listings in this data base. This database has allowed
families who didn't know of each other's existence to make connections.

Tony Hausner and Denise Azbil
Co-shetl leaders

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
Researching:
Hausner: Skala, Galicia, Austria, Bohemia Wechsler, Zimmerman: Galicia
Bloch, Epstein: Czech
--
Denise Azbil
Las Vegas, NV
Researching:
Goldsach Katz Schachter Weidenfeld Zwirnbaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Revised Skala web site #general

Tony Hausner
 

First, we are very pleased to announce that there have been extensive
additions to the Skala Podolskaya web site. the site is at

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/

to see all the additions, go to the what's new link near the top of the
page. this will take you to many other pages. or scroll down to see all
the links on the main skala page.

We are deeply indebted to Max Heffler and Helene Kenvin for all their work.
Jewishgen recently gave us permission to directly access the web site and
make changes, additions, etc. We are very grateful to Susana Leistner
Bloch, the suchostaw regional coordinator, and Ed Rosenbaum for all their
wonderful work over the past few years in managing the web site. We are also
very grateful to Shelley Pollero for her guidance on the transistion. We
will still be linked to the suchostaw site, but just have direct access to
making changes. With all the new material, we felt it made more sense to
make the additions directly. Max has done a brilliant job of creating the
web pages, and Helene has inspired a lot of the contributions, the ideas for
the additions, and for the general design of the pages. we have received
many compliments for her photos of the weisenthal family, which will be
published in the next issue of the Galitizianer. see

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/Wiesenthal_relatives_perish.html

you can also reach this on the main page by going to

"Relatives >from Skala who perished in the Holocaust."

We have many more additions that we will be making over the next few weeks.
And we hope that we have just started a trend with our group of skala
researchers.

We continue to be very grateful to Max Mermelstein, president, Skala
Benevolent Society, for the incredible number of contributions that he has
made for many years to preserving the memory of Skala and of the victims of
the holocaust.

On another note, many of you may know this, but I just recently learned that
the yad vashem central data base of shoah victims is online

http://names.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Entrance

for skala, there are 1000 victims listed. I learned several things about my
family >from the listings in this data base. This database has allowed
families who didn't know of each other's existence to make connections.

Tony Hausner and Denise Azbil
Co-shetl leaders

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
Researching:
Hausner: Skala, Galicia, Austria, Bohemia Wechsler, Zimmerman: Galicia
Bloch, Epstein: Czech
--
Denise Azbil
Las Vegas, NV
Researching:
Goldsach Katz Schachter Weidenfeld Zwirnbaum