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Re: name translation help

Eleanor Richmond
 

Deanna Levinsky:
Yiddish-German name=   
Ella    Elka      English might be Elsie or mine is Eleanor



Re: name translation help

malka_f1
 


Szywa  could be the Polish/Jewish name: Cywia?

Regards
Malka (London, UK)


Re: name translation help

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

Not a Polish first name, maybe Russian 


Re: name translation help

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

It’s a good idea to include the link to the document to which you refer (or a screen shot). I checked for a manifest and located this one on A. 

                       

I do not see a wife named Srzwa. However, I do see SZYWA, which might be Sheva.  
  
Searching for the family in census records, I find them on the 1925 NY State Census:
      Jacob, wife Shewa,, dtrs Sonia and Klara (Shewa mistranscribed as Iowa, Sonia as Lonio!!

The third child is on not the 1925 census…  and I have no idea what FIRLA or FIKLA might be.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Nov 11, 2019, at 11:23 AM, Trudy Barch <cousintrudy@...> wrote:
Jankiel and Srzwa Rosenbaum and their children Sonia, Klara, Filda immigrated from Poland around 1920 to New York.
Any suggestions what SRZWA AND FILDA could be in America?
Where could I possibly look to find a Polish or Russia translation of names?


name translation help

Trudy Barch
 

Jankiel and Srzwa Rosenbaum and their children Sonia, Klara, Filda immigrated from Poland around 1920 to New York.

Any suggestions what SRZWA AND FILDA could be in America?

Where could I possibly look to find a Polish or Russia translation of names?

Thank you,   Trudy Barch,  FLorida


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL [a fleeing refugee from Vienna] #germany

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan, Oswego NY ssherida@twcny.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL [a fleeing refugee from Vienna] #germany

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan, Oswego NY ssherida@twcny.rr.com


KATZ, Watchmaker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, originally from Jamnica, Galicia #galicia

Shlomo Katz
 

My great-grandmother's sister and brother-in-law Chaja Rechel (nee
LAST) and Joseph KATZ lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn,
N.Y. in the 1920s. They came to America >from Jamnica, Galicia, near
Tarnobrzeg. Joseph was a watchmaker.

I am searching for their descendants.

Shlomo Katz

REISS - Radomysl nad Sanem, Galicia and surroundings
LAST - Jamnica, Galicia and surroundings


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia KATZ, Watchmaker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, originally from Jamnica, Galicia #galicia

Shlomo Katz
 

My great-grandmother's sister and brother-in-law Chaja Rechel (nee
LAST) and Joseph KATZ lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn,
N.Y. in the 1920s. They came to America >from Jamnica, Galicia, near
Tarnobrzeg. Joseph was a watchmaker.

I am searching for their descendants.

Shlomo Katz

REISS - Radomysl nad Sanem, Galicia and surroundings
LAST - Jamnica, Galicia and surroundings


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Translation request - Hebrew - Avraham Zvi Hersch BEUTEL gravestone #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

A photo of the gravestone of my great-grandfather, Avraham Zvi Hersch
BEUTEL, in Hebrew, is posted at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75827.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Please
provide a translation of every word, as we know so little about him and are
searching for clues. Is there a notation of the names of his parents or
other family members, or his place of birth?
Many thanks in advance,
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Translation request - Hebrew - Avraham Zvi Hersch BEUTEL gravestone #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

A photo of the gravestone of my great-grandfather, Avraham Zvi Hersch
BEUTEL, in Hebrew, is posted at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75827.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Please
provide a translation of every word, as we know so little about him and are
searching for clues. Is there a notation of the names of his parents or
other family members, or his place of birth?
Many thanks in advance,
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Bohemian Pride #austria-czech

Victor Weisskopf
 

My WEISSKOPF forebearers left Bohemia and settled in San Francisco, CA.
Many are buried in Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma, south of SF.
Several family members had "Native of Bohemia" on their tombstones.
Was this a common practice amongst Jews originating there, or perhaps unique
to my family?

See https://tinyurl.com/y57sod62 and https://tinyurl.com/y5qzxjb6

Victor C Weisskopf Deerfield, IL USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bohemian Pride #austria-czech

Victor Weisskopf
 

My WEISSKOPF forebearers left Bohemia and settled in San Francisco, CA.
Many are buried in Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma, south of SF.
Several family members had "Native of Bohemia" on their tombstones.
Was this a common practice amongst Jews originating there, or perhaps unique
to my family?

See https://tinyurl.com/y57sod62 and https://tinyurl.com/y5qzxjb6

Victor C Weisskopf Deerfield, IL USA


Song: Prinz Eugen #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi all -

This is not a genealogically-related question, but I hope
the Moderator will allow it.

Like many people with an Austrian background, I know the
folk song 'Prinz Eugen der edler ritter', about Prince
Eugen, who is venerated as a military hero because of his
leadership of the Austrian armies.

My parents used to sing the song often. You can find it on
YouTube.

My Mother also, for fun, occasionally sang an 'alternative'
version, with what I think were rather lewd words. I can't
imagine what her proper middle-class Viennese family would
have thought if they knew that she was singing 'gutter'
words!

If anyone on the List knows these words, please could they
contact me OFF-LIST please. I'd love to hear them again!
Please only respond if you actually know the words.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Song: Prinz Eugen #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi all -

This is not a genealogically-related question, but I hope
the Moderator will allow it.

Like many people with an Austrian background, I know the
folk song 'Prinz Eugen der edler ritter', about Prince
Eugen, who is venerated as a military hero because of his
leadership of the Austrian armies.

My parents used to sing the song often. You can find it on
YouTube.

My Mother also, for fun, occasionally sang an 'alternative'
version, with what I think were rather lewd words. I can't
imagine what her proper middle-class Viennese family would
have thought if they knew that she was singing 'gutter'
words!

If anyone on the List knows these words, please could they
contact me OFF-LIST please. I'd love to hear them again!
Please only respond if you actually know the words.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #france

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


French SIG #France Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #france

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY

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