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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks

Bruce Drake
 

As a young girl, Esther Brand was “Saved by Righteous Gentiles” — the
title of her account from the Yizkor book of Turka, a town that sat by
the Stryj River in western Ukraine. At times, she walked the streets
not wearing the yellow Star of David patch as ordered by the Germans
on pain of death, but one day she was overtaken by fear and put it on
her arm. She approached a farmer to ask if he would like to purchase
kitchen utensils from her house in exchange for food, but once there,
he said to her: “I saw announcements that you must be prepared to go
to the Sambor Ghetto. We have no children at home, and we want to
perform a good deed in this world and save a young soul from
extermination.”

And for two years, he did just that, hiding her in a crate, and then a
haystack and then his attic. She witnessed the fate she had avoided
befalling other Jews of Turka, watching from a window for hours as the
Jews were being marched to the Sambor ghetto, “walking with suitcases,
packages and sacks. Some wept, and others were just sad. From time to
time, they peered backward, as if to cast a final glance at their
houses in which they and their ancestors had lived - and who knew if
they would see them again.”

Esther did get to see Turka again after the Soviets drove out the
Germans. But all that was left “was a heap of ruins, without any
Jewish remnant.”

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2551878231500983?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


more than one surname in familiant record #austria-czech

esther.bloch@...
 

Hello Philip

The word is "unbekannt", meaning, unknown. It refers to the parents and
the wife.

Esther Bloch, Dundas Ontario, Canada


two surnames on familiant record - follow up #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Thank you to the individuals who responded to my earlier question
about the two different surnames appearing on the familiant record for
my ancestors Gabriel Fidra and Jonas Federer. It seems to be the
consensus that one of these men changed his name >from Fidra to
Federer.

My question now is why would someone do that? And, do records exist
somewhere recording such name changes?

The familiant record also indicates a "Landes" number, which I take to
be a land parcel that this family either lived on or had rights to
use. Isn't there a record of such land tenure somewhere at
Badatelna.cz?

Thanks again.

Philip Moravcik


Austrian Citizenship #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

The main purpose, so far as I'm concerned, of Austrian
citizenship, is to make the point that our parents and
relatives who were forcibly deprived of Austrian
citizenship, can now claim it back by proxy, courtesy of
their descendants.

My Parents were forced out of their native country on pain
of death. Now there is some small, if very belated,
recompense.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia

****

Tony Hausner asked what if any benefits there are for
descendants of
Holocaust survivors to obtain Austrian citizenship under the
new law.
Snip>>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech more than one surname in familiant record #austria-czech

esther.bloch@...
 

Hello Philip

The word is "unbekannt", meaning, unknown. It refers to the parents and
the wife.

Esther Bloch, Dundas Ontario, Canada


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech two surnames on familiant record - follow up #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Thank you to the individuals who responded to my earlier question
about the two different surnames appearing on the familiant record for
my ancestors Gabriel Fidra and Jonas Federer. It seems to be the
consensus that one of these men changed his name >from Fidra to
Federer.

My question now is why would someone do that? And, do records exist
somewhere recording such name changes?

The familiant record also indicates a "Landes" number, which I take to
be a land parcel that this family either lived on or had rights to
use. Isn't there a record of such land tenure somewhere at
Badatelna.cz?

Thanks again.

Philip Moravcik


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian Citizenship #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

The main purpose, so far as I'm concerned, of Austrian
citizenship, is to make the point that our parents and
relatives who were forcibly deprived of Austrian
citizenship, can now claim it back by proxy, courtesy of
their descendants.

My Parents were forced out of their native country on pain
of death. Now there is some small, if very belated,
recompense.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia

****

Tony Hausner asked what if any benefits there are for
descendants of
Holocaust survivors to obtain Austrian citizenship under the
new law.
Snip>>>


Re: more than one surname in familiant record #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

Not "unbelaut" but "unbekannt = unknown". Parents of Gabriel Fidra were
unknown. Jonas Federer is unambiguous the first born son of Gabriel Fidra.

Best
Hanus Grab


(Austria) The Formal Announcement Form Austrian Embassy on Austria Extending Citizenship of Descendants to Victims of Nazi Persecution #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I previously posted about the Austrian Parliament enacting an amendment to
the Austrian Nationality Act Extending citizenship to descendants of victims
of the Nazis. The Austrian Embassy in Washington DC has posted the official
statement which may be read at:
https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2019/10/7/austrian-citizenship-descendant
s-victims-nazi-persecution

Note the law does not become effective until September 1, 2020.

Thank you to Frank Eisinger for sharing with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: more than one surname in familiant record #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

Not "unbelaut" but "unbekannt = unknown". Parents of Gabriel Fidra were
unknown. Jonas Federer is unambiguous the first born son of Gabriel Fidra.

Best
Hanus Grab


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech (Austria) The Formal Announcement Form Austrian Embassy on Austria Extending Citizenship of Descendants to Victims of Nazi Persecution #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I previously posted about the Austrian Parliament enacting an amendment to
the Austrian Nationality Act Extending citizenship to descendants of victims
of the Nazis. The Austrian Embassy in Washington DC has posted the official
statement which may be read at:
https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2019/10/7/austrian-citizenship-descendant
s-victims-nazi-persecution

Note the law does not become effective until September 1, 2020.

Thank you to Frank Eisinger for sharing with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Jewish internees in Italy 1940-43 in Ferramonti di Tarsia, Calabria and in Notaresco,Abruzzo #austria-czech

bykha52@...
 

Hello Yolanda,
One of my relatives was kept as well in this camp 

Ferramonti di Tarsia

 and died during his arrest. I would apriciate if you will send me your father memories from that camp.
Thank you
Iseec Opler
8 Hativat Harel st.
Netanya 4246337
Israel

Moderator note: please reply privately


Re: Hapsburg Empire immigration/Hungary #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Donna,

I did a quick check and may have found your Ignatz.  Census records list KLINE Ignatz born about 1873, married to Louisa, who came to the US 1883-85. Passport application identifies his father as Nathan Joseph and his birthplace as "Bakasur". That may be a misspelling of Bekescsaba. Hope this helps!

Vivian Kahn


Re: Hapsburg Empire immigration/Hungary #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Donna,

Would be able to provide more assistance if you included more information such as his exact year of birth and death. Have you checked naturalization, military or other records that might provide info about place of birth? Death and marriage records may indicate names of his parents. Any other siblings in the US? Census records can help to narrow arrival and naturalization dates. Headstone may provide Hebrew name of his father. KLEIN was a very common Hungarian Jewish surname but still worth contacting Hungarian subscription list once you can offer some additional information.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


Re: Cherkassy-Smela #ukraine

JUSTICEOFP
 

Did you contribute to the latest Smela translation project?   I did, because we also had family from Cherkassy.
Linda Winkleman
Connecticut


Re: Cherkassy-Smela #ukraine

assaf.patir@...
 

Hi,
I don't have the list for Smela, but I'm curious about your website. 
I have ancestors in Kaniv and the area (Rashba and Dogilevski/Dovgolevsky).
Assaf


Re: Seeking help finding birth records or other records in Czernovitz #ukraine

assaf.patir@...
 

Have you tried: GeneaSearch ?
You can also find the originals on Family Search, but I believe that the first website has most if not all of the records indexed. 


On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 02:44 PM, Miranda Spivack wrote:
m trying to track down birth records or other records about my grandfather, who lived in Unter Stanesti and possibly elsewhere in Czenovitz until he emigrated to the US in 1911.
 
All suggestions welcome.


Re: Tracing family in Poland #poland

JUSTICEOFP
 

Iris, 
  I am wondering if you did a DNA test.  We believe our paternal g-grandmother may have been a PEPPER.
Linda Winkleman
Connecticut
justiceofp@...


Re: Looking for family in Israel #israel

David Lewin
 

Search & Unite Ltd
People searchers
wherever they have scattered
Restoration of Nazi era looted art in Austria
Abandoned property claims in the Czech Republic & Israel
Tel: +44 208 446 0404
E-mail: david@...
Web Page: https://remember.org/unite
David Lewin, 156 Totteridge Lane, London N20 8JJ - England
        
At 14:33 11/10/2019, Paul Schwab wrote:
In the late 1950?s, I had two pen pals from Israel: Edi Fuchs (Haifa) and Margaret Eisenstaedt (Jerusalem). I have been trying to reconnect with either or both of them for some time. I have been unsuccessful via Facebook, emails to my cousins, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

Moderator note: please respond privately
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There is an Avivit FUCHS daughter of Eddi and Nomi who lives in Herzliya , Ofir street No 9
http://stage.co.il/Authors/FuksAvivit

Could Margaret be Margalit in the Hebrew?   If so I have seen a couple of possible leads

David Lewin

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at https://remember.org/unite/ and at https://searchandunite.org/


Re: Cherkassy-Smela #ukraine

assaf.patir@...
 

Hi,
I don't have the list for Smela, but I'm curious about your website. 
I have ancestors in Kaniv and the area (Rashba and Dogilevski/Dovgolevsky).
Assaf

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