Date   

Jewish Genealogical Society New York November 24 program

Harriet Mayer
 

Program:"One of the Greatest Untold Stories of World War II"" A Decade Long Quest After my Father and a Quarter Million Other Holocaust Refugees

Speaker: Mikhal Dekel, author of Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey (W.W.Norton, 2019)

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.

at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

It is a largely unknown and astonishing fact that most Polish Jews who escaped Nazi extermination survived as refugees in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and India. Mikhal Dekel, whose then thirteen-year-old father was such a refugee, will share her decade long archival research and global travel, retracing their 13,000 mile route. This route began with deportations to gulags and "Special Settlements" in the Soviet interior and continued on with collective settlements in the Soviet Central Asian Republics, refugee camps in Iran and India, and kibbutzim in Mandatory Palestine. Dekel tells a story at once intimate and historically sweeping, conversing along the way with Polish nationalists, Russian oligarchs and human rights activists, Iranians, Korean Uzbeks and Israelis, and painting a story of interlinked and divergent histories, of death and survival, of hospitality and cruelty, and of 20th and 21st century politics.

Mikhal Dekel is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the City College and the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts.She is the author of several books and her articles, translations and blogs have appeared in many journals.

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History.

Admission: Free for JGS and CJH members; $5 for guests and general.

More information is available on our website: jgsny.org

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications,
New York NY





Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

jbonline1111@...
 

Great, thanks for the update. I sent Jan's message on to a non-Jewish friend who does genealogy. Hopefully she will share it as well.
Barbara




On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:27 PM Renée K. Carl <rkcarl@...> wrote:
There is an ad hoc group of genealogists currently writing talking points and organizing an action campaign to address the proposed increases and other changes to the USCIS Genealogy program. We hope to have the information ready to use on Monday. Stay tuned!


Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Renée K. Carl
 

There is an ad hoc group of genealogists currently writing talking points and organizing an action campaign to address the proposed increases and other changes to the USCIS Genealogy program. We hope to have the information ready to use on Monday. Stay tuned!


Helping Hands, Portland, OR

Linda Kelley
 

JGSO will host a Helping Hands meeting on Dec. 8, from 10:30 to 12:30, at the Hillsdale Library,
1525 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please join us, and bring your questions!


Re: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I #bessarabia

Mike Daren
 

I tried to go to www.oldkishinev.com , that link didn't seem to work for me.
I found a site named oldchisinau.com , is that the address you meant?

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, at 10:20 AM, Yefim A Kogan yefimk@verizon.net wrote:

I cannot tell you much about creating a website, but I can help you to
find old photos and old maps.

The best site for it is www.oldkishinev.com . It is in Russian, but
you can easily translate with Google. You will see on a menu to the right a section:
Old photos of Chisinau, also Old maps and streets, etc. Under Old photos of
Chisihau there is a section Buildings and streets of .......................


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I #bessarabia

Mike Daren
 

I tried to go to www.oldkishinev.com , that link didn't seem to work for me.
I found a site named oldchisinau.com , is that the address you meant?

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, at 10:20 AM, Yefim A Kogan yefimk@verizon.net wrote:

I cannot tell you much about creating a website, but I can help you to
find old photos and old maps.

The best site for it is www.oldkishinev.com . It is in Russian, but
you can easily translate with Google. You will see on a menu to the right a section:
Old photos of Chisinau, also Old maps and streets, etc. Under Old photos of
Chisihau there is a section Buildings and streets of .......................


Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #Great Britain #World War ll

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Chelsea Football Club joined with the RAF Museum to  tell hidden stories of Jewish RAF personnel from the Second World War. They are calling on Jewish RAF veterans, their children and grandchildren to share wartime experiences for an online project, Hidden Heroes which coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020. The project seeks to tell the stories of Jewish veterans to preserve their memory, and act as a challenge to antisemitism, racism and discrimination. 

 

The Hidden Heroes project is to raise awareness about previously untold story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the  Second World War and the vital role they played.  “These heroes joined the Royal Air Force from all over the world, to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism, fully aware that they risked torture and execution if captured.”

 

People from all over the world are invited to submit their stories as well as those of families and friends of Jewish personal in the Second World War to preserve and be shared online and at the Museum’s public sites.  To share a story download the RAF stories app at:

https://www.rafstories.org/participate/get-the-app# or contact the Museum at: rafstories@...

 

Stage one of the Jewish “Hidden Heroes” Project involves the collation of stories from Jewish RAF personnel with the Museum’s RAF digital storytelling site.  This includes video interview with Jewish veterans and family members, animated videos of Jewish stories drawn from RAF Museum archives and on-screening of these videos in the RAF Museum galleries.

 

To visit the RAF online stories see: www.rafstories.org

 

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/t818785

Original url:

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/chelsea-foundation-partners-with-the-raf-museum-on/

 

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg ,JGS Great Britain for sharing this story with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

jbonline1111@...
 

Thank you for this information.  The fee as it stands would be a burden for many retirees such as myself.  The increases are not warranted.  I encourage all to write a brief comment. It is very easy to do.  Copy the following: DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2019–0010.    Then click on the link Ms. Allen provided and insert the docket information in the search box. That brings up the comment box you will use.  


Mt Zion Cemetery Queens grave photos

Neil Rosenstein
 

Looking for two graves in the same plot/society in Mt. Zion Cemetery to be photographed.


Seeking Jerome M. SACHS and descendants

mssrkorn@...
 

Hello,

 

I am seeking Jerome M. SACHS, who I believe is my first cousin once removed, or his descendants.  Jerome memorialized the Jacob JACOBSON Family on the Ellis Island Wall of Honor. Although Jacob Jacobson is by no means a unique name, I believe Eugene is my relative because I recognize his name from the 1930 U.S. Census as being Jacob’s grandson.  Please respond privately.  Thank you.

 

Sharon Korn

San Diego, CA


(UK) Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Chelsea Football Club joined with the RAF Museum to tell hidden stories
of Jewish RAF personnel >from the Second World War. They are calling on
Jewish RAF veterans, their children and grandchildren to share wartime
experiences for an online project, Hidden Heroes which coincides with the
80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020. The project seeks to tell
the stories of Jewish veterans to preserve their memory, and act as a
challenge to antisemitism, racism and discrimination.

The Hidden Heroes project is to raise awareness about previously untold
story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the Second World War and the
vital role they played. These heroes joined the Royal Air Force >from all
over the world, to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism, fully
aware that they risked torture and execution if captured.

People >from all over the world are invited to submit their stories as well
as those of families and friends of Jewish personal in the Second World War
to preserve and be shared online and at the Museum's public sites. To share
a story download the RAF stories app at:
https://www.rafstories.org/participate/get-the-app or contact the Museum at:
mailto:rafstories@rafmuseum.org

Stage one of the Jewish Hidden Heroes Project involves the collation of
stories >from Jewish RAF personnel with the Museum's RAF digital storytelling
site. This includes video interview with Jewish veterans and family
members, animated videos of Jewish stories drawn >from RAF Museum archives
and on-screening of these videos in the RAF Museum galleries.

To visit the RAF online stories see: http://www.rafstories.org
To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/t818785
Original url:
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/chelsea-foundation-partners-with-the-raf-museum-on/

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing this story
with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


UK Immigrant/Passenger Records #unitedkingdom

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear UK SIG Colleagues,

Is there any record of immigrants/passengers coming >from mainland
Europe to the UK near the turn of the 19th century (roughly between
1890-1920) ?

In other words, I am looking for the "UK equivalent" of the Ellis
Island passenger records in the US.

Thank you,
Yaron Wolfsthal (yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com)
--


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Chelsea Football Club joined with the RAF Museum to tell hidden stories
of Jewish RAF personnel >from the Second World War. They are calling on
Jewish RAF veterans, their children and grandchildren to share wartime
experiences for an online project, Hidden Heroes which coincides with the
80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020. The project seeks to tell
the stories of Jewish veterans to preserve their memory, and act as a
challenge to antisemitism, racism and discrimination.

The Hidden Heroes project is to raise awareness about previously untold
story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the Second World War and the
vital role they played. These heroes joined the Royal Air Force >from all
over the world, to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism, fully
aware that they risked torture and execution if captured.

People >from all over the world are invited to submit their stories as well
as those of families and friends of Jewish personal in the Second World War
to preserve and be shared online and at the Museum's public sites. To share
a story download the RAF stories app at:
https://www.rafstories.org/participate/get-the-app or contact the Museum at:
mailto:rafstories@rafmuseum.org

Stage one of the Jewish Hidden Heroes Project involves the collation of
stories >from Jewish RAF personnel with the Museum's RAF digital storytelling
site. This includes video interview with Jewish veterans and family
members, animated videos of Jewish stories drawn >from RAF Museum archives
and on-screening of these videos in the RAF Museum galleries.

To visit the RAF online stories see: http://www.rafstories.org
To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/t818785
Original url:
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/chelsea-foundation-partners-with-the-raf-museum-on/

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing this story
with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom UK Immigrant/Passenger Records #unitedkingdom

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear UK SIG Colleagues,

Is there any record of immigrants/passengers coming >from mainland
Europe to the UK near the turn of the 19th century (roughly between
1890-1920) ?

In other words, I am looking for the "UK equivalent" of the Ellis
Island passenger records in the US.

Thank you,
Yaron Wolfsthal (yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com)
--


Weisthal Family From Bukovina

harveyrw@...
 

Looking for relatives of Hersh Zvi Weisthal from Storzevitz in Bukovina


Re: your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

fredelfruhman
 

My immediate reaction to this is that they were cousins, and for whatever reason one of them was "adopted" by his aunt and uncle.


Re: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello Alan, everybody,

I cannot tell you much about creating a website, but I can help you to find old
photos and old maps.

The best site for it is www.oldkishinev.com . It is in Russian, but you can easily
translate with Google. You will see on a menu to the right a section: Old photos
of Chisinau, also Old maps and streets, etc. Under Old photos of Chisihau
there is a section Buildings and streets of Chisinau until 1944 - that might be of
your interest.

The second great site for this is http://www.monument.sit.md/ that one is in
Romanian, but still you can easily translate. If you know the street name your
relatives used to live - you may even find a house... where they lived.

Ariel, I am not sure if I saw these two sites at Kishinev Kehila website. I think
these two are very important.

All the best and happy researching and good findings.

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

-----Original Message-----
From: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:58 PM
To: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use
in a family website

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be for a
private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family website that
includes not just family genealogy, but also family history, memories, photos
(not just of relatives). What, if any, template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use in a family website #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello Alan, everybody,

I cannot tell you much about creating a website, but I can help you to find old
photos and old maps.

The best site for it is www.oldkishinev.com . It is in Russian, but you can easily
translate with Google. You will see on a menu to the right a section: Old photos
of Chisinau, also Old maps and streets, etc. Under Old photos of Chisihau
there is a section Buildings and streets of Chisinau until 1944 - that might be of
your interest.

The second great site for this is http://www.monument.sit.md/ that one is in
Romanian, but still you can easily translate. If you know the street name your
relatives used to live - you may even find a house... where they lived.

Ariel, I am not sure if I saw these two sites at Kishinev Kehila website. I think
these two are very important.

All the best and happy researching and good findings.

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

-----Original Message-----
From: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:58 PM
To: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I can use
in a family website

Some of my cousins and I are planning to create a family website that
would include photos of Kishinev pre 1907. Am looking for
suggestions for where I can access or obtain such photos - it would be for a
private family website.

Also, I am interested in learning if anyone has developed a family website that
includes not just family genealogy, but also family history, memories, photos
(not just of relatives). What, if any, template did you use?

Thanks

Alan Levitt
LEVITT, LEVIT - Kishinev


2020 Conference in San Diego #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

You all know that our next Jewish Genealogical Conference is going to be in
San Diego, California next summer.

I want to encourage you to come and enjoy a great environment of
genealogical researchers who are trying to get more about their families,
but also to help others. As I mentioned many many times in order to advance
your research you may need to help others. Remember we are all connected,
and people at the conference are trying hard to help others. There are many
classes for beginners, and advance researchers, translation services,
mentoring services.

Our Bessarabia SIG always has a good presentation at the conference. You
can read about our last 8 years participations at these conference! You
could find texts of presentations, even audio discussions >from some sessions
at this site:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/PTM_ArticleList.asp?attid=16&ord=D
Also >from last conference I started to have personal one-on-one
consultations with our members. I believe these meetings were very
productive.

If you are planning to come, or even considering such possibility, please
let me know. We need to plan our meetings, accordingly.

I am also asking our members to share their research, a let people at the
conference to know about your methods, success stories. Maybe someone can
let us know about a Jewish history of a district or town of Bessarabia, like
Khotin or Soroki for example.

I would be glad to help you if you have any questions.

I wish all the best, and hopefully we meet at the conference in San Diego.

All the best,
Yefim


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia 2020 Conference in San Diego #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

You all know that our next Jewish Genealogical Conference is going to be in
San Diego, California next summer.

I want to encourage you to come and enjoy a great environment of
genealogical researchers who are trying to get more about their families,
but also to help others. As I mentioned many many times in order to advance
your research you may need to help others. Remember we are all connected,
and people at the conference are trying hard to help others. There are many
classes for beginners, and advance researchers, translation services,
mentoring services.

Our Bessarabia SIG always has a good presentation at the conference. You
can read about our last 8 years participations at these conference! You
could find texts of presentations, even audio discussions >from some sessions
at this site:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/PTM_ArticleList.asp?attid=16&ord=D
Also >from last conference I started to have personal one-on-one
consultations with our members. I believe these meetings were very
productive.

If you are planning to come, or even considering such possibility, please
let me know. We need to plan our meetings, accordingly.

I am also asking our members to share their research, a let people at the
conference to know about your methods, success stories. Maybe someone can
let us know about a Jewish history of a district or town of Bessarabia, like
Khotin or Soroki for example.

I would be glad to help you if you have any questions.

I wish all the best, and hopefully we meet at the conference in San Diego.

All the best,
Yefim

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