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Jews in Ukraine - New Book Available #ukraine

David Chapin <dchapin@...>
 

Announcing the publication of a new English-language book that has
significant genealogical value to those researching Ukraine, in particular
Podolia Guberniya:

TITLE: "The Road >from Letichev - the history and culture of a
forgotten Jewish community in Eastern Europe"

AUTHORS: David A. Chapin and Ben Weinstock

BOOK WEB SITE: includes ordering info and free browse-online version
http://www.roadfromletichev.com

PUBLISHER: iUniverse.com, Inc.; 5220 S 16th, # 200, Lincoln NE 68512
tel: 877-823-9235
http://www.iUniverse.com

ISBN: At 904 pages, it is a two-volume set.
Volume 1: 0-595-00666-3; Volume 2: 0-595-00667-1.

DATE PUBLISHED: 2000.

TOWNS COVERED: Derazhnia, Letichev, Medzhibozh, Mikhalpol (Mikhampol,
Mikhalovka), Staro Zakrevsky Meidan, Volkovintsy, Zinkov,
Butsni (Butsnevtsy), Snitkov (Snitovka).

TOWNS DISCUSSED: Proskurov (Khmelnitsky), Kamenets-Podolsky, Bar, Ushitsa,
Dunaevtsy, Yarmolinitsy, Zhmerinka, Vinnitsa, Kiev, Staro
Konstantinov, Okupy, Felshtin (Gvardeyskoye), Litin,
Gaysin, Shargorod, Satanov.

UNIQUE SURNAMES: More than 600. For a complete list, see the book's web
site: http://www.roadfromletichev.com

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS INDEXED:

More than 8300. Includes a Holocaust necrology.

OTHER FINDING AIDS:
Table of Contents, Subject Index, People Index, Gazetteer
and Maps, Glossary, full references.

SYNOPSIS: The Letichev District (Podolia) of Ukraine was a microcosm of
Jewish life in Eastern Europe. But there were unique differences. It was
the home of the Baal Shem Tov and the cradle of the Chasidic movement.
This book is, in part, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of his birth.
The Road >from Letichev presents the history of the area through the eyes
of individuals who lived there. Interwoven into the fabric of Jewish life
are songs, food, folklore, health, education and crime. A complete
encyclopedia of the rabbis who traveled The Road >from Letichev is
provided, together with a detailed description of synagogues (most of
which are now destroyed) -- the first of its kind. The best description of
a Jewish agricultural colony to date is detailed. On a tragic note, new
information is provided on the 1648 Khmelnitsky massacres, as well as the
pogroms of 1882, 1903-7, and 1919-21.
Finally, the whole purpose for the book is to document what was destroyed
in the Holocaust. No understanding of the Holocaust is truly complete
without an understanding of what the Nazis took away >from the world. The
Road >from Letichev provides this insight. Through the testimonials >from
survivors of the Holocaust we learn new information about the horrors of
the Nazi occupation on Soviet soil. The Soviet experience in the Holocaust
is relatively unusual in the modern literature. Richly illustrated with
more than 400 rare photos and maps.

David A. Chapin
Austin, Texas USA
Email: dchapin@earthlink.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Jews in Ukraine - New Book Available #ukraine

David Chapin <dchapin@...>
 

Announcing the publication of a new English-language book that has
significant genealogical value to those researching Ukraine, in particular
Podolia Guberniya:

TITLE: "The Road >from Letichev - the history and culture of a
forgotten Jewish community in Eastern Europe"

AUTHORS: David A. Chapin and Ben Weinstock

BOOK WEB SITE: includes ordering info and free browse-online version
http://www.roadfromletichev.com

PUBLISHER: iUniverse.com, Inc.; 5220 S 16th, # 200, Lincoln NE 68512
tel: 877-823-9235
http://www.iUniverse.com

ISBN: At 904 pages, it is a two-volume set.
Volume 1: 0-595-00666-3; Volume 2: 0-595-00667-1.

DATE PUBLISHED: 2000.

TOWNS COVERED: Derazhnia, Letichev, Medzhibozh, Mikhalpol (Mikhampol,
Mikhalovka), Staro Zakrevsky Meidan, Volkovintsy, Zinkov,
Butsni (Butsnevtsy), Snitkov (Snitovka).

TOWNS DISCUSSED: Proskurov (Khmelnitsky), Kamenets-Podolsky, Bar, Ushitsa,
Dunaevtsy, Yarmolinitsy, Zhmerinka, Vinnitsa, Kiev, Staro
Konstantinov, Okupy, Felshtin (Gvardeyskoye), Litin,
Gaysin, Shargorod, Satanov.

UNIQUE SURNAMES: More than 600. For a complete list, see the book's web
site: http://www.roadfromletichev.com

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS INDEXED:

More than 8300. Includes a Holocaust necrology.

OTHER FINDING AIDS:
Table of Contents, Subject Index, People Index, Gazetteer
and Maps, Glossary, full references.

SYNOPSIS: The Letichev District (Podolia) of Ukraine was a microcosm of
Jewish life in Eastern Europe. But there were unique differences. It was
the home of the Baal Shem Tov and the cradle of the Chasidic movement.
This book is, in part, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of his birth.
The Road >from Letichev presents the history of the area through the eyes
of individuals who lived there. Interwoven into the fabric of Jewish life
are songs, food, folklore, health, education and crime. A complete
encyclopedia of the rabbis who traveled The Road >from Letichev is
provided, together with a detailed description of synagogues (most of
which are now destroyed) -- the first of its kind. The best description of
a Jewish agricultural colony to date is detailed. On a tragic note, new
information is provided on the 1648 Khmelnitsky massacres, as well as the
pogroms of 1882, 1903-7, and 1919-21.
Finally, the whole purpose for the book is to document what was destroyed
in the Holocaust. No understanding of the Holocaust is truly complete
without an understanding of what the Nazis took away >from the world. The
Road >from Letichev provides this insight. Through the testimonials >from
survivors of the Holocaust we learn new information about the horrors of
the Nazi occupation on Soviet soil. The Soviet experience in the Holocaust
is relatively unusual in the modern literature. Richly illustrated with
more than 400 rare photos and maps.

David A. Chapin
Austin, Texas USA
Email: dchapin@earthlink.net


On the web #general

BarbaraHarris <maybug@...>
 

In crawling around the web, I was surprised to find - for the first time -
access to messages posted to the Jewish Gen list. I'd like some
clarification of this >from someone who knows. I had thought that postings
to this forum were limited to people who had subscribed to it. While our
postings are obviously public, in the strict sense of the word, I think
most of us have the sense of talking among ourselves at a restaurant table
rather than speaking through a microphone to an audience full of
miscellaneous strangers.,

Barbara Harris

MODERATOR NOTE: "Public" is the correct term. The Discussion
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archives. We do not use this information, but we cannot prevent
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Another subscriber, Hank Mishkoff, submitted a far more eloquent
summary of the trade-offs inherent in Internet usage. His post
can be found in the archives. To read it, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop
and search for: "mishkoff usenet"


Research in Ukraine--a report #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

My recent messages regarding research in Ukraine have generated a lot
of interest (judging by responses I have received). Many people have
asked: "What did you learn?" In fact, I have gathered quite a bit of
information. If by chance you are interested in "my" surnames or "my"
towns in Ukraine, please let me know. I have prepared a very detailed
report that I would be glad to share with interested parties.

My surnames:

Liss / Lis / etc.
Oberman / Guberman / Huberman / etc.
Stein / Shtein / etc. (brief research only)

My towns in Ukraine:

Zaslav (now Izyaslav)--Volyn?
Medvedovka--Volynia
Proskurov (now Khmelnitskiy)--Podolia
Mikolajow (now Nikolayev)--Podolia
Krasilov--Volyn? Podolia?
Mogilev Podolskiy--Podolia?

Please respond to me off list, at:

dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, FRESKO-FRESCO, ALHADEF-ELHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


I am searching my Jewish Roots #general

Robin Mowery <smowery@...>
 

Morris line origin PA moved to WV.



MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to JewishGen! Some tips for your research:

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen On the web #general

BarbaraHarris <maybug@...>
 

In crawling around the web, I was surprised to find - for the first time -
access to messages posted to the Jewish Gen list. I'd like some
clarification of this >from someone who knows. I had thought that postings
to this forum were limited to people who had subscribed to it. While our
postings are obviously public, in the strict sense of the word, I think
most of us have the sense of talking among ourselves at a restaurant table
rather than speaking through a microphone to an audience full of
miscellaneous strangers.,

Barbara Harris

MODERATOR NOTE: "Public" is the correct term. The Discussion
Group is not just a mailing list, but also a Usenet group, and
it can be read by anyone at anytime. The JewishGen Disclaimer,
Site Use and Privacy Policy, at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/disclaimer.html (the link
is on JewishGen's homepage), states, "If you submit messages to
the JewishGen Discussion group, it will include your name and
e-mail address. We retain this information in the Discussion Group
archives. We do not use this information, but we cannot prevent
other persons >from using it."

Another subscriber, Hank Mishkoff, submitted a far more eloquent
summary of the trade-offs inherent in Internet usage. His post
can be found in the archives. To read it, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop
and search for: "mishkoff usenet"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Ukraine--a report #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

My recent messages regarding research in Ukraine have generated a lot
of interest (judging by responses I have received). Many people have
asked: "What did you learn?" In fact, I have gathered quite a bit of
information. If by chance you are interested in "my" surnames or "my"
towns in Ukraine, please let me know. I have prepared a very detailed
report that I would be glad to share with interested parties.

My surnames:

Liss / Lis / etc.
Oberman / Guberman / Huberman / etc.
Stein / Shtein / etc. (brief research only)

My towns in Ukraine:

Zaslav (now Izyaslav)--Volyn?
Medvedovka--Volynia
Proskurov (now Khmelnitskiy)--Podolia
Mikolajow (now Nikolayev)--Podolia
Krasilov--Volyn? Podolia?
Mogilev Podolskiy--Podolia?

Please respond to me off list, at:

dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, FRESKO-FRESCO, ALHADEF-ELHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I am searching my Jewish Roots #general

Robin Mowery <smowery@...>
 

Morris line origin PA moved to WV.



MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to JewishGen! Some tips for your research:

1. When posting messages, you will maximize your success by
using a specific subject line, and by including in the post
as much information as is relevant. The former attracts eyes
to your message, and the latter gives readers the information
needed to make connections.

2. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org and read the FAQ. Then
browse the InfoFiles and other features of our website.
There is a wealth of information to help you on your way.


Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz #yizkorbooks

GCAEN <gerard.caen@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ada Holtzman" <ada01@netvision.net.il>
Subject: Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz

By the way, Szmulewski mentions and writes about many French Jews who
were with him in the Auschwitz Camp and partcipated in the Resistance
movement. We might translate the book to French also.

I am willing to help with the translation into French (>from English
only).

Gerard Caen
Belgium


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz #yizkorbooks

GCAEN <gerard.caen@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ada Holtzman" <ada01@netvision.net.il>
Subject: Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz

By the way, Szmulewski mentions and writes about many French Jews who
were with him in the Auschwitz Camp and partcipated in the Resistance
movement. We might translate the book to French also.

I am willing to help with the translation into French (>from English
only).

Gerard Caen
Belgium


Re: Yizkor Book Project #belarus

Zadicov <zadicov@...>
 

Linda Sluchak wrote:
"> Is there a Yiskor book for the city? Any direction you can give me would
be greatly appreciated. "

The Pinsk association in Israel has a web site: www.pinskjew.com made by Mr.
Nachum Boneh, the chairman of the association. Mr. Boneh's article about
Pinsk Jews during the war, published in the Pinsk Yizkor Book, is on his way
to the Yizkor Book project of the JewishGen in the near future.
In the following web site you can find Mr. Nachum Boneh's article about the
Pinsk Jews in the Ghetto. The article is an introduction to the database of
Pinsk Ghetto List. See
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/PinskGhetto-YalkutMoreshet.htm
Searching for relatives in the Ghetto list can be done at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus
You can also find more information about Pinsk Jews at the "Family Finder"
and the "Discussion Group Archives" of www.jewishgen.org .
I hope all the information above will help you and others in your research,

Ronit Zadikov
Raanana, Israel
zadicov@mcc.org.il

Searching:
TEPMAN (Belarus\Pinsk, Poland\Otwock),
PEREKHODNIK (Belarus\Plotnize,Poland\Otwock)
WALDMAN (Belarus\Pohost)
BOROK (Ukraine\Uspenovka)
YELISHEVICH, GURBANOV (Ukraine\Gorkaya, Azarevich)


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: Yizkor Book Project #yizkorbooks

Zadicov <zadicov@...>
 

Linda Sluchak wrote:
"> Is there a Yiskor book for the city? Any direction you can give me would
be greatly appreciated. "

The Pinsk association in Israel has a web site: www.pinskjew.com made by Mr.
Nachum Boneh, the chairman of the association. Mr. Boneh's article about
Pinsk Jews during the war, published in the Pinsk Yizkor Book, is on his way
to the Yizkor Book project of the JewishGen in the near future.
In the following web site you can find Mr. Nachum Boneh's article about the
Pinsk Jews in the Ghetto. The article is an introduction to the database of
Pinsk Ghetto List. See
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/PinskGhetto-YalkutMoreshet.htm
Searching for relatives in the Ghetto list can be done at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus
You can also find more information about Pinsk Jews at the "Family Finder"
and the "Discussion Group Archives" of www.jewishgen.org .
I hope all the information above will help you and others in your research,

Ronit Zadikov
Raanana, Israel
zadicov@mcc.org.il

Searching:
TEPMAN (Belarus\Pinsk, Poland\Otwock),
PEREKHODNIK (Belarus\Plotnize,Poland\Otwock)
WALDMAN (Belarus\Pohost)
BOROK (Ukraine\Uspenovka)
YELISHEVICH, GURBANOV (Ukraine\Gorkaya, Azarevich)


Frauenkirchen=Boldogasszony #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Did Paul Freudman get an answer to his 3d question? If not, I can affirm=

that
Frauenkirchen =3D Boldogasszony. LDS microfilmed its records.

Maureen Tighe-Brown


Tisza-Lök #hungary

John Rothchild <jroth@...>
 

If anyone is interested in combining forces to have the stones in the=20
cemetery in Tisza-L=F6k, Szabolcs county, photographed, please let me know=
=20
privately. (Tisza-L=F6k was the sz=E9khely, or district seat, for Dadai=
als=F3=20
j=E1r=E1s in Szabolcs, and is not the same town as Tisza-Luc, which is in=20
Zemplen). And thanks to all who responded on my question about naming=20
conventions. The consensus seemed to be that I should transcribe the=20
original text as found, and that I should either add an additional column=20
to the spreadsheet for alternative spellings or make sure that the=20
spreadsheet is Soundex supported, both very good ideas. --Joan Hartman=20
(jroth@cpcug.org).


Hungary SIG #Hungary Frauenkirchen=Boldogasszony #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Did Paul Freudman get an answer to his 3d question? If not, I can affirm=

that
Frauenkirchen =3D Boldogasszony. LDS microfilmed its records.

Maureen Tighe-Brown


Hungary SIG #Hungary Tisza-Lök #hungary

John Rothchild <jroth@...>
 

If anyone is interested in combining forces to have the stones in the=20
cemetery in Tisza-L=F6k, Szabolcs county, photographed, please let me know=
=20
privately. (Tisza-L=F6k was the sz=E9khely, or district seat, for Dadai=
als=F3=20
j=E1r=E1s in Szabolcs, and is not the same town as Tisza-Luc, which is in=20
Zemplen). And thanks to all who responded on my question about naming=20
conventions. The consensus seemed to be that I should transcribe the=20
original text as found, and that I should either add an additional column=20
to the spreadsheet for alternative spellings or make sure that the=20
spreadsheet is Soundex supported, both very good ideas. --Joan Hartman=20
(jroth@cpcug.org).


Budapest Civil Records #hungary

Patricia J. Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Has anyone had any report on further civil records film for Budapest? The
only ones shown for District VII are for 1895 and 1897. I'm looking for
sisters and brothers of my husband's father. His record was available in
Budapest at the District VII office when we were there last October.

Thanks for any reply,

Pat


Hungary SIG #Hungary Budapest Civil Records #hungary

Patricia J. Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Has anyone had any report on further civil records film for Budapest? The
only ones shown for District VII are for 1895 and 1897. I'm looking for
sisters and brothers of my husband's father. His record was available in
Budapest at the District VII office when we were there last October.

Thanks for any reply,

Pat


Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz #yizkorbooks

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I wish to thank George Neuwirth for his answer. We probably shall find out
once I see the book. I already ordered...

By the way, Szmulewski mentions and writes about many French Jews who were
with him in the Auschwitz Camp and partcipated in the Resistance movement.
We might translate the book to French also.

Just one example on page 69 translated already to French:

"Le groupe “Canadien”, tel qu’il était surnommé, qui s’occupait de la
réception des convois sur la rampe, renforça sa coopération avec
l’organisation de la résistance. Cette coopération était très importante au
niveau de l’information concernant les transports. Le kapo (qui était
responsable vis-à-vis des autorités du camp) était un Juif autrichien qui ne
gênait en rien les activités des résistants. Les responsables de
l’information étaient les suivants: Itzik Friedman, Stein, Benzion Botsza
et son fils, Sam, Bekas, David Lederman, Zanich Breier, Green, Itshe
Lemberger, Leib Fuchs, Philipe Wodka, Leibele de Grodno, Yankel Kwitek,
Herschl et beaucoup d’autres."

The full translated index is at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/auindex.htm

TOC in JewishGen:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Oswiecim/Oswiecim.html

Shalom, thank you, toda, merci...

Ada


Subject: Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz
From: George Neuwirth <george.neuwirth@worldonline.fr>
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 08:01:31 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

I have a short while ago received the the Jewish Studies 200-2001
catalog >from the Wayne State University Press.
<big snip>


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz #yizkorbooks

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I wish to thank George Neuwirth for his answer. We probably shall find out
once I see the book. I already ordered...

By the way, Szmulewski mentions and writes about many French Jews who were
with him in the Auschwitz Camp and partcipated in the Resistance movement.
We might translate the book to French also.

Just one example on page 69 translated already to French:

"Le groupe “Canadien”, tel qu’il était surnommé, qui s’occupait de la
réception des convois sur la rampe, renforça sa coopération avec
l’organisation de la résistance. Cette coopération était très importante au
niveau de l’information concernant les transports. Le kapo (qui était
responsable vis-à-vis des autorités du camp) était un Juif autrichien qui ne
gênait en rien les activités des résistants. Les responsables de
l’information étaient les suivants: Itzik Friedman, Stein, Benzion Botsza
et son fils, Sam, Bekas, David Lederman, Zanich Breier, Green, Itshe
Lemberger, Leib Fuchs, Philipe Wodka, Leibele de Grodno, Yankel Kwitek,
Herschl et beaucoup d’autres."

The full translated index is at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/auindex.htm

TOC in JewishGen:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Oswiecim/Oswiecim.html

Shalom, thank you, toda, merci...

Ada


Subject: Re: The book of David Szmulenski about Auschwitz
From: George Neuwirth <george.neuwirth@worldonline.fr>
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 08:01:31 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

I have a short while ago received the the Jewish Studies 200-2001
catalog >from the Wayne State University Press.
<big snip>