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Jewish pediatricians: victims of persecution 1933-1945 #general

Judith Elam
 

I ran across this book which has lists of Jewish pediatricians and their
fate - where they escaped to, those who committed suicide, and those who
were deported and where to.

http://tinyurl.com/l37cd5r
[Moderator Note: original URL - http://books.google.com/books?id=eEfLdbtWPU0C&pg=PA486&lpg=PA486&dq=frieda+Freise&source=bl&ots=U_1Rq4xC9k&sig=bee5HJY_Q-I7VHCoP7_KlUpv_gs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cG87UsGtHKqViQLQgYH4Dw&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=frieda%20Freise&f=false ]

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish pediatricians: victims of persecution 1933-1945 #general

Judith Elam
 

I ran across this book which has lists of Jewish pediatricians and their
fate - where they escaped to, those who committed suicide, and those who
were deported and where to.

http://tinyurl.com/l37cd5r
[Moderator Note: original URL - http://books.google.com/books?id=eEfLdbtWPU0C&pg=PA486&lpg=PA486&dq=frieda+Freise&source=bl&ots=U_1Rq4xC9k&sig=bee5HJY_Q-I7VHCoP7_KlUpv_gs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cG87UsGtHKqViQLQgYH4Dw&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=frieda%20Freise&f=false ]

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


Belarus #unitedkingdom

anthony scott-norman
 

Sent >from my iPad anyone know about family Shifrin >from moghilev gubernia

Anthony Scott Norman

E anthonyscottnorman@...

Borehamwood England


Help with translation #unitedkingdom

Petegolob@...
 

Hi
I've posted a vital record in Yiddish (or Hebrew, I can't tell) for which
I need a loose translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM24896

It pertains to a marriage confirmation of my grandparents. The marriage
took place in Ukraine in 1907 but this confirmation was dated 1941 and was
at the Jewish Institute in London.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Peter Golob
Lincolnshire


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Belarus #unitedkingdom

anthony scott-norman
 

Sent >from my iPad anyone know about family Shifrin >from moghilev gubernia

Anthony Scott Norman

E anthonyscottnorman@...

Borehamwood England


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Help with translation #unitedkingdom

Petegolob@...
 

Hi
I've posted a vital record in Yiddish (or Hebrew, I can't tell) for which
I need a loose translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM24896

It pertains to a marriage confirmation of my grandparents. The marriage
took place in Ukraine in 1907 but this confirmation was dated 1941 and was
at the Jewish Institute in London.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Peter Golob
Lincolnshire


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).
According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).
According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Efim Melamed #ukraine

M.Goldberger <marina778@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Has anybody the new e-mail of the Ukrainian researcher Efim Melamed.

Please, answer privately.

Happy Sukkot!

Marc Goldberger, Israel


FW: Efim Melamed #ukraine

M.Goldberger <marina778@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Has anybody the new e-mail of the Ukrainian researcher Efim Melamed.

Please, answer privately.

Happy Sukkot!

Marc Goldberger, Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Tavern property / tax records #ukraine

Mike Schwartz
 

I have a similar family legend about my Great Grandfather. The Malogolowke
family lived in Lysyanka, which is in the Kiev Oblast on the road between
Uman and Kiev. >from maps of the time (ca 1900) it appears to be the only
town in the vicinity with buildings on both sides of a river, implying it
was a river crossing. Since there was no bridge present at that time, I
presume it was a Ferry Crossing. This makes the town an ideal stopping
point on the road and an ideal place for a Tavern.

I have been unable to find any records confirming this story, but there is
circumstantial evidence. There is a voting record (1907 Duma) for my Great
Grandfather in that town showing he was a property owner. In 1908 when he
and his family (including my Grandmother as a young girl) emigrated to
America, they came with a large amount of cash - declared; many thousands of
dollars when most immigrants could only declare the required $25. So it
seems they must have had property to sell to come to America.

Any ideas on how to confirm this story would be welcome.


Mike Schwartz


Re: Tavern property / tax records #ukraine

Mike Schwartz
 

I have a similar family legend about my Great Grandfather. The Malogolowke
family lived in Lysyanka, which is in the Kiev Oblast on the road between
Uman and Kiev. >from maps of the time (ca 1900) it appears to be the only
town in the vicinity with buildings on both sides of a river, implying it
was a river crossing. Since there was no bridge present at that time, I
presume it was a Ferry Crossing. This makes the town an ideal stopping
point on the road and an ideal place for a Tavern.

I have been unable to find any records confirming this story, but there is
circumstantial evidence. There is a voting record (1907 Duma) for my Great
Grandfather in that town showing he was a property owner. In 1908 when he
and his family (including my Grandmother as a young girl) emigrated to
America, they came with a large amount of cash - declared; many thousands of
dollars when most immigrants could only declare the required $25. So it
seems they must have had property to sell to come to America.

Any ideas on how to confirm this story would be welcome.


Mike Schwartz


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Property - Tax Records of King's land grant #ukraine

ANURICK@...
 

I have a similar question to Joel Hayflick's. There is a story in our
family that the King of Prussia (whom it is believed was Frederick II (the
Great)) was traveling incognito and stopped one evening at our 5th GGF, Rafael
Fridman's, house in what is now Lithuania as he needed a place to stay for
the night. He spent the night and left. Sometime later a uniformed
courier arrived at Rafael's house with an invitation to come to the palace.
This caused extreme consternation in the family as what would the king
want with a lowly Jew, except to give him trouble. Rafael put on his best
clothes and went to the palace. There in the throne room he saw the
traveler whom he had befriended a while earlier who then identified himself as
the King. In gratitude for his hospitality, the King then granted Rafael
some land, which was significant as Jews were forbidden to own land
(purchased in ordinary commercial transactions).

Where would I find land records that would verify this story?

Rick Ford


Property - Tax Records of King's land grant #ukraine

ANURICK@...
 

I have a similar question to Joel Hayflick's. There is a story in our
family that the King of Prussia (whom it is believed was Frederick II (the
Great)) was traveling incognito and stopped one evening at our 5th GGF, Rafael
Fridman's, house in what is now Lithuania as he needed a place to stay for
the night. He spent the night and left. Sometime later a uniformed
courier arrived at Rafael's house with an invitation to come to the palace.
This caused extreme consternation in the family as what would the king
want with a lowly Jew, except to give him trouble. Rafael put on his best
clothes and went to the palace. There in the throne room he saw the
traveler whom he had befriended a while earlier who then identified himself as
the King. In gratitude for his hospitality, the King then granted Rafael
some land, which was significant as Jews were forbidden to own land
(purchased in ordinary commercial transactions).

Where would I find land records that would verify this story?

Rick Ford


Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).

According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).

According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Cemetery Photos Request - Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY #general

Anne Kenison
 

Thank you to the many people who responded to my posting. All directed me
to Jewishdata.com, a resource I was unfamiliar with, and several who are
members offered to send me the photos I was looking for. What great collaboration!

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cemetery Photos Request - Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY #general

Anne Kenison
 

Thank you to the many people who responded to my posting. All directed me
to Jewishdata.com, a resource I was unfamiliar with, and several who are
members offered to send me the photos I was looking for. What great collaboration!

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


Re: Curious about possible Jewish ancestry #general

tom
 

Hi and welcome!

I can't give you a direct answer to your question, but I can suggest
a few general hints and directions.

fFirst of all, on the question of name spellings, it's usually best
not to get hung up on exact spellings. Even if our ancestors weren't
illiterate, spellings were less formalized, and vowels in particular
vary with local dialects. Plus, they sometimes crossed over between
languages, with different spelling rules, and even alphabets, so name
might go >from Hebrew (YEHUDAH) to Spanish (DeLEON) to Portuguese to
Turkish (ASLAN) to Italian to Greek to English, if that's where the
family migrated. Or they may have just changed it to LOWE to sound
more American. (Sorry, but I don't know the meaning or origins of
the name GANDOL - that might be a good place to start.)

500 years after the expulsion >from Spain, it's very likely that your
"very Catholic" family has lost any conscious knowledge of Jewish
origins, but there might be clues, for example, in the documentation
of their lives. So you should start by researching/documenting your
family history, as far back as you can.

from what I understand, at least in some parts of Spain, the local
people still differentiate between "new Christians" and "old
Christians". You might find that they are buried in a section of the
cemetery among the "new Christians", or if you can find their graves,
that the stones have unusual symbols on them. In some of the oldest
houses, the doorways have little boxes on the right side, which once
held mezuzah scrolls. (Not proof, but at least evidence that Jews
once lived there.)

Sometimes, even "very Catholic" families have seemingly unexplainable
practices, like lighting candles on Friday night, or not eating
shellfish or pork, or only marrying amongst themselves. This doesn't
mean that they are Jewish, but it's a strong indication that they
inherited these customs >from Jewish ancestors.

Above all, it never hurts to ask questions.

....... tom klein, Toronto

jesse gandol <gandol_5@...> wrote:

My father's family immigrated >from Catalonia, Spain in the early 1900's and,
as far as I know, have always been ardent Catholics. Initially, what lead
me to question my family's religious and cultural heritage, was my becoming
aware of what happened to the Jewish people during the Spanish inquisition ,
specifically because Barcelona had such a large Jewish population, or so I
understand, and, to be perffectly honest, a lot of Jewish people that I've met
and become friends with assumed I was Jewish upon our first meeting.

When I searched Sephardic Jewish name databases I came across names that were
very close to my family name, Gandol, but never an exact match; usually
Gandal or Gandel. I understand that, because of religious/racial opression,
many Jewish families had to practice in secret or change their names in order
to protect themselves and their families.

It's not really an option for me to ask my family about this because, as I
mentioned earlier, the older generation of my family is very, **very**
Catholic, and those that count themselves among the Baby Boomers are
decidedly secular, so I figured I'd give JewishGen a shot. If anyone can
lend me a bit of advice or point me in the direction of someone who
might assist me in my search it would be greatly, greatly appreciated.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Curious about possible Jewish ancestry #general

tom
 

Hi and welcome!

I can't give you a direct answer to your question, but I can suggest
a few general hints and directions.

fFirst of all, on the question of name spellings, it's usually best
not to get hung up on exact spellings. Even if our ancestors weren't
illiterate, spellings were less formalized, and vowels in particular
vary with local dialects. Plus, they sometimes crossed over between
languages, with different spelling rules, and even alphabets, so name
might go >from Hebrew (YEHUDAH) to Spanish (DeLEON) to Portuguese to
Turkish (ASLAN) to Italian to Greek to English, if that's where the
family migrated. Or they may have just changed it to LOWE to sound
more American. (Sorry, but I don't know the meaning or origins of
the name GANDOL - that might be a good place to start.)

500 years after the expulsion >from Spain, it's very likely that your
"very Catholic" family has lost any conscious knowledge of Jewish
origins, but there might be clues, for example, in the documentation
of their lives. So you should start by researching/documenting your
family history, as far back as you can.

from what I understand, at least in some parts of Spain, the local
people still differentiate between "new Christians" and "old
Christians". You might find that they are buried in a section of the
cemetery among the "new Christians", or if you can find their graves,
that the stones have unusual symbols on them. In some of the oldest
houses, the doorways have little boxes on the right side, which once
held mezuzah scrolls. (Not proof, but at least evidence that Jews
once lived there.)

Sometimes, even "very Catholic" families have seemingly unexplainable
practices, like lighting candles on Friday night, or not eating
shellfish or pork, or only marrying amongst themselves. This doesn't
mean that they are Jewish, but it's a strong indication that they
inherited these customs >from Jewish ancestors.

Above all, it never hurts to ask questions.

....... tom klein, Toronto

jesse gandol <gandol_5@...> wrote:

My father's family immigrated >from Catalonia, Spain in the early 1900's and,
as far as I know, have always been ardent Catholics. Initially, what lead
me to question my family's religious and cultural heritage, was my becoming
aware of what happened to the Jewish people during the Spanish inquisition ,
specifically because Barcelona had such a large Jewish population, or so I
understand, and, to be perffectly honest, a lot of Jewish people that I've met
and become friends with assumed I was Jewish upon our first meeting.

When I searched Sephardic Jewish name databases I came across names that were
very close to my family name, Gandol, but never an exact match; usually
Gandal or Gandel. I understand that, because of religious/racial opression,
many Jewish families had to practice in secret or change their names in order
to protect themselves and their families.

It's not really an option for me to ask my family about this because, as I
mentioned earlier, the older generation of my family is very, **very**
Catholic, and those that count themselves among the Baby Boomers are
decidedly secular, so I figured I'd give JewishGen a shot. If anyone can
lend me a bit of advice or point me in the direction of someone who
might assist me in my search it would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

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