Date   
Re: Searchable Mauthausen database #jewishgen

Stephen Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

Quite a few American prisoners of war were among those killed in
Mauthausen or its many outlying subcamps.
When I was researching my novel, "Comrades, Avenge Us," the only data on
Mauthausen I could find was for French detainees. They had an unmarked
office in Paris and would not even open the door to me. Shouting through
the door, they said they knew nothing of any Americans.
I ended up with a total of 30 Americans, mostly fliers, but no names.
The Veterans of the OSS have a website at YahooGroups and some
information about the U.S. POWs who were murdered in Mauthausen can be
found there.

--
Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH

AGloger@... wrote:

While "trollling" the internet I came accross the Mauthausen Memorial
website.

Re: Translation of Hebrew (or Yiddish) given name #jewishgen

Judith27
 

When It comes to Hebrew and Yiddish personal names, and their
"translations" or "Americanized versions" anything of course is possible. But, in
addition, it might be helpful to keep in mind that people frequently had double
names, a first name and a second name, such as Yetta Raizel, and they might have
come in under and used the second name. When I was searching many years ago
before the arrival of the Ellis Island Database for the arrival of my grandmother
whose full name was supposed to have been Yetta Raizel Weber, I couldn't find
the "right" Yetta Weber amongst the "Y" first names in the NARA Soundex to NY
Arrivals. However, when I then tried looking through the Hamburg arrivals
microfilm, I noticed amongst all the WEBERs a Reizel Weber who turned out to be my
grandmother, accompanied by all the children I could rightly expect to be with
her. So a Beile could have been a Beile Matla who could have come as Beile
and then become Tessie >from the Matla ....and a Hinde could have been a Hinde
Sura and then become a Sophie >from the Sura...
Happy New Year 2005,
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


Recently, Mark Shofron shofron@... asked:
<<Armed with a date of arrival and a ship name (>from my
grandmother's naturalization papers), I located the
passenger list entry that must surely be that of my
grandmother (Tessie), her father, Abrum, and her
sister, Sophie. However, Sophie and Tessie are listed,
respectively, as Hinde and Beile. Would Sophie and
Tessie be logical Americanizations of these common
Hebrew (or Yiddish) names?>>

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searchable Mauthausen database #jewishgen

Stephen Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

Quite a few American prisoners of war were among those killed in
Mauthausen or its many outlying subcamps.
When I was researching my novel, "Comrades, Avenge Us," the only data on
Mauthausen I could find was for French detainees. They had an unmarked
office in Paris and would not even open the door to me. Shouting through
the door, they said they knew nothing of any Americans.
I ended up with a total of 30 Americans, mostly fliers, but no names.
The Veterans of the OSS have a website at YahooGroups and some
information about the U.S. POWs who were murdered in Mauthausen can be
found there.

--
Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH

AGloger@... wrote:

While "trollling" the internet I came accross the Mauthausen Memorial
website.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Translation of Hebrew (or Yiddish) given name #jewishgen

Judith27
 

When It comes to Hebrew and Yiddish personal names, and their
"translations" or "Americanized versions" anything of course is possible. But, in
addition, it might be helpful to keep in mind that people frequently had double
names, a first name and a second name, such as Yetta Raizel, and they might have
come in under and used the second name. When I was searching many years ago
before the arrival of the Ellis Island Database for the arrival of my grandmother
whose full name was supposed to have been Yetta Raizel Weber, I couldn't find
the "right" Yetta Weber amongst the "Y" first names in the NARA Soundex to NY
Arrivals. However, when I then tried looking through the Hamburg arrivals
microfilm, I noticed amongst all the WEBERs a Reizel Weber who turned out to be my
grandmother, accompanied by all the children I could rightly expect to be with
her. So a Beile could have been a Beile Matla who could have come as Beile
and then become Tessie >from the Matla ....and a Hinde could have been a Hinde
Sura and then become a Sophie >from the Sura...
Happy New Year 2005,
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


Recently, Mark Shofron shofron@... asked:
<<Armed with a date of arrival and a ship name (>from my
grandmother's naturalization papers), I located the
passenger list entry that must surely be that of my
grandmother (Tessie), her father, Abrum, and her
sister, Sophie. However, Sophie and Tessie are listed,
respectively, as Hinde and Beile. Would Sophie and
Tessie be logical Americanizations of these common
Hebrew (or Yiddish) names?>>

Carl ESMOND, SIMON, EICHBERGER, BAK #austria-czech

Wolf-Erich Eckstein <w.eckstein@...>
 

Carl ESMOND, a Hollywood actor, died Dec 4, 2004 in Brentwood, CA, see
http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1371627,00.html . He was born
by a christian mother and a jewish father: Armin Willy SIMON, youngest child
of Salomon SIMON >from Dobrushka, Bohemia, and Sofie nee MANDELBAUM >from
Reichenau, Bohemia, was born 1869 in Horschitz, Bohemia. He was sent Sep 10,
1942 >from Vienna to Theresienstadt, where he died Sep 29, 1942. His wife
Maria Anna Louise nee EICHBERGER >from Elberfeld, Germany, died 1928 in
Vienna.

Carl ESMOND, born as Carl Caesar Willy SIMON 1902 in Vienna, was first known
as an actor as Willy EICHBERGER.

His elder sister Gertrud, born 1897 in Tuermitz near Aussig an der Elbe,
Bohemia, escaped with her husband Emanuel BAK, born 1888 in Trieste, and son
Alfredo, born 1921 in Vienna, to Italy.

Does anybody heared about this BAK family? Father of Emanuel was Ignaz BAK,
a "Director der Riunione Adriatica di Sicuritate", Trieste.

Happy New Year

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Carl ESMOND, SIMON, EICHBERGER, BAK #austria-czech

Wolf-Erich Eckstein <w.eckstein@...>
 

Carl ESMOND, a Hollywood actor, died Dec 4, 2004 in Brentwood, CA, see
http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1371627,00.html . He was born
by a christian mother and a jewish father: Armin Willy SIMON, youngest child
of Salomon SIMON >from Dobrushka, Bohemia, and Sofie nee MANDELBAUM >from
Reichenau, Bohemia, was born 1869 in Horschitz, Bohemia. He was sent Sep 10,
1942 >from Vienna to Theresienstadt, where he died Sep 29, 1942. His wife
Maria Anna Louise nee EICHBERGER >from Elberfeld, Germany, died 1928 in
Vienna.

Carl ESMOND, born as Carl Caesar Willy SIMON 1902 in Vienna, was first known
as an actor as Willy EICHBERGER.

His elder sister Gertrud, born 1897 in Tuermitz near Aussig an der Elbe,
Bohemia, escaped with her husband Emanuel BAK, born 1888 in Trieste, and son
Alfredo, born 1921 in Vienna, to Italy.

Does anybody heared about this BAK family? Father of Emanuel was Ignaz BAK,
a "Director der Riunione Adriatica di Sicuritate", Trieste.

Happy New Year

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA

mbeer <mbeer@...>
 

Good morning mrs. Male,
I`m a great admirer of yours.
With much interest I have read about John Freund >from
Ceske Budejovice and the paper Klepy.
I`m one of the Theresienstadt children survivors, Irena Stadler was my
beloved Betreuerin in the girls` home L410. I met her and visited
her in her home in Praha in the beginning of the 1990ties.
Irenka alas, is not alive anymore.
I would be interested to read Klepy in Czech of course.
With kind regards, Maud Michal Beer.

Re: re Klepy [Gossip] - corrigenda #austria-czech

Nora Freund <jonora@...>
 

Yes, Happy New Year to all the members of this very unusual group of
individuals. We all have our own stories. Whenever I travel, I plan to
visit my friends, if nearby. As a member of the ever decreasing Birkenau
Boys group ( there are 34 of us still alive ), I keep in touch with all
of these and their families and they are all residue of the
Austrian-Czech, with a sprinkle of Dutch and German, all Jewish
survivors, now in our mid seventies.
John and Nora Freund.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech klepy #austria-czech

mbeer <mbeer@...>
 

Good morning mrs. Male,
I`m a great admirer of yours.
With much interest I have read about John Freund >from
Ceske Budejovice and the paper Klepy.
I`m one of the Theresienstadt children survivors, Irena Stadler was my
beloved Betreuerin in the girls` home L410. I met her and visited
her in her home in Praha in the beginning of the 1990ties.
Irenka alas, is not alive anymore.
I would be interested to read Klepy in Czech of course.
With kind regards, Maud Michal Beer.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: re Klepy [Gossip] - corrigenda #austria-czech

Nora Freund <jonora@...>
 

Yes, Happy New Year to all the members of this very unusual group of
individuals. We all have our own stories. Whenever I travel, I plan to
visit my friends, if nearby. As a member of the ever decreasing Birkenau
Boys group ( there are 34 of us still alive ), I keep in touch with all
of these and their families and they are all residue of the
Austrian-Czech, with a sprinkle of Dutch and German, all Jewish
survivors, now in our mid seventies.
John and Nora Freund.

Austrian Picture Archive #austria-czech

Jan O. Hellmann <jan@...>
 

I wish to draw your attention to the below link to Austria picture archive
- in german only. I found there and got delivered picture of my ggg-father
Josef HELLMANN as colonel in 1887.

Their delivery service is prompt and it is possible to pay with credit card.

http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/bildarchiv.aspx


Jan O. Hellmann/Denmark
Investigating: HELLMANN;GUTH;HELLER, EHRMANN

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian Picture Archive #austria-czech

Jan O. Hellmann <jan@...>
 

I wish to draw your attention to the below link to Austria picture archive
- in german only. I found there and got delivered picture of my ggg-father
Josef HELLMANN as colonel in 1887.

Their delivery service is prompt and it is possible to pay with credit card.

http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/bildarchiv.aspx


Jan O. Hellmann/Denmark
Investigating: HELLMANN;GUTH;HELLER, EHRMANN

Yizkor Book Project report for December 2004 #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Dear JewishGenners,

We are pleased to announce the following additions to the Yizkor Book
Project translations site. All translations can be accessed >from the
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. In
December 2004 we added four new books, four new entries, and updates
to 13 books, and these are flagged on the index page.

None of this would have been possible without our dedicated htmlers
working under Lance Ackerfeld and the numerous donors who submit
their translations to us. This is a remarkable team effort of
individuals committed to our mission to unlock the valuable
information contained in yizkor books so that genealogists and others
can learn more about their heritage.

New books:

-Dubiecko, Poland
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Svisloch, Belarus
-Vysokoye, Belarus

New entries (all translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot collection
are done with permission >from Yad Vashem):

-Galati, Romania, Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, v. 1
-Kowale Panskie, Poland, Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, v.1
-Podu Iloaiei, Romania, Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, v.1
-Sosnowiec, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, v. 7

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Bukowina: Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina: "The repatriation of
the Bukowinian Jews in the years 1944-1956, v. 2, pp. 79-80
-Crimea Region, Ukraine
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Debica, Poland: additional chapters translated into Polish
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Lita: v.1 pp. 407-417, "The Litvaks of Kurland."
-Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova
-Rejowiec, Poland
-Ropczyce, Poland
-Zloczew, Poland
-Zyrardow, Poland

Warm New Year greetings to all our research, volunteers, and donors.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project report for December 2004 #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Dear JewishGenners,

We are pleased to announce the following additions to the Yizkor Book
Project translations site. All translations can be accessed >from the
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. In
December 2004 we added four new books, four new entries, and updates
to 13 books, and these are flagged on the index page.

None of this would have been possible without our dedicated htmlers
working under Lance Ackerfeld and the numerous donors who submit
their translations to us. This is a remarkable team effort of
individuals committed to our mission to unlock the valuable
information contained in yizkor books so that genealogists and others
can learn more about their heritage.

New books:

-Dubiecko, Poland
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Svisloch, Belarus
-Vysokoye, Belarus

New entries (all translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot collection
are done with permission >from Yad Vashem):

-Galati, Romania, Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, v. 1
-Kowale Panskie, Poland, Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, v.1
-Podu Iloaiei, Romania, Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, v.1
-Sosnowiec, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, v. 7

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Bukowina: Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina: "The repatriation of
the Bukowinian Jews in the years 1944-1956, v. 2, pp. 79-80
-Crimea Region, Ukraine
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Debica, Poland: additional chapters translated into Polish
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Lita: v.1 pp. 407-417, "The Litvaks of Kurland."
-Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova
-Rejowiec, Poland
-Ropczyce, Poland
-Zloczew, Poland
-Zyrardow, Poland

Warm New Year greetings to all our research, volunteers, and donors.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...

* Yad Vashem database search tip #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

Maybe this is old news but ... one can always teach old tricks to new dogs.

The Yad Vashem search engine allows for searching Pages of Testimony (PoT)
submitted by a certain individual. This can either be made using the
Advanced search form or by clicking on a pop-up which shows up when a
certain search result indicates that the submitter presented other PoTs.
Click on this pop-up or use the equivalent Advanced search feature.
Sometimes you will be surprised by the number of *new names* listed, which
you were not aware of, eventually belonging to the same (your) family.

Shana Tovah :-)
Tom
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech * Yad Vashem database search tip #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

Maybe this is old news but ... one can always teach old tricks to new dogs.

The Yad Vashem search engine allows for searching Pages of Testimony (PoT)
submitted by a certain individual. This can either be made using the
Advanced search form or by clicking on a pop-up which shows up when a
certain search result indicates that the submitter presented other PoTs.
Click on this pop-up or use the equivalent Advanced search feature.
Sometimes you will be surprised by the number of *new names* listed, which
you were not aware of, eventually belonging to the same (your) family.

Shana Tovah :-)
Tom
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

Are you running into a brick wall ? #ukraine

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Are you running into a brick wall in searching for
records for people >from the Ukraine?

Don't forget to check the All-Romanian database
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/> for
people >from the Ukraine. Parts of the Ukraine were in
Bessarabia at one time and some records are still in
the archives in Moldova. Many of our ancestors moved
around quite a lot.

JewishGen recently announced an update to the
database: "Kishinev Vital Records". This database can
be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/KishinevVRs.htm>.

The database contains over 25,700 birth records, over
6,400 marriage or divorce records and now over 17,875
death records >from Kishinev, Moldova. Kishinev was
formerly in Bessarabia gubernia of the Russian Empire.


A check of the death records >from 1904 indicates that
some people were >from the following places in the
Ukraine. Antapol, Balta, Berdichev, Akkerman, Belsk,
Kaminetz Podolski, Mogilev, Odessa, Tulchin, Uman,
Zhitomer as well as other places.

These records were filmed by the Genealogical Society
of Utah and provided to JewishGen for transliteration.
The original records are located in the National
Archives of the Republic of Moldova in Kishinev
(Chisinau).

When completed this database will contain birth,
marriage, divorce and death records >from 1829 to 1915
but will not contain all years. Many records remain to
be transliterated. Work to transliterate these records
is ongoing.

In order to complete the transliteration of these
records JewishGen and ROM-SIG needs dedicated
volunteers who are able and willing to help
transliterate the Cyrillic or Hebrew script. We are
looking for people who are able to decipher difficult
handwriting and can donate a few hours a week. If you
are interested in volunteering, contact

Bob Wascou at
<robertw252@...>.

Detailed information about the Kishinev vital records
database can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/KishinevVRs.htm
.
Bob Wascou
Kishinev Vital Records Project Coordinator

Ekaterinoslav Voter List Project #ukraine

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Hello UkSiggers
I've recently re-subscribed to the list, and would
like to know more about the Ekaterinoslav Voter List
Project. What years are being looked at?

Regards,
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California

Searching: BLUME, BERELOWITZ, SEIDLIN, (Orekhov,
Ekaterinoslav), BILLIG, MANTEL (Brzezany)

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Are you running into a brick wall ? #ukraine

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Are you running into a brick wall in searching for
records for people >from the Ukraine?

Don't forget to check the All-Romanian database
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/> for
people >from the Ukraine. Parts of the Ukraine were in
Bessarabia at one time and some records are still in
the archives in Moldova. Many of our ancestors moved
around quite a lot.

JewishGen recently announced an update to the
database: "Kishinev Vital Records". This database can
be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/KishinevVRs.htm>.

The database contains over 25,700 birth records, over
6,400 marriage or divorce records and now over 17,875
death records >from Kishinev, Moldova. Kishinev was
formerly in Bessarabia gubernia of the Russian Empire.


A check of the death records >from 1904 indicates that
some people were >from the following places in the
Ukraine. Antapol, Balta, Berdichev, Akkerman, Belsk,
Kaminetz Podolski, Mogilev, Odessa, Tulchin, Uman,
Zhitomer as well as other places.

These records were filmed by the Genealogical Society
of Utah and provided to JewishGen for transliteration.
The original records are located in the National
Archives of the Republic of Moldova in Kishinev
(Chisinau).

When completed this database will contain birth,
marriage, divorce and death records >from 1829 to 1915
but will not contain all years. Many records remain to
be transliterated. Work to transliterate these records
is ongoing.

In order to complete the transliteration of these
records JewishGen and ROM-SIG needs dedicated
volunteers who are able and willing to help
transliterate the Cyrillic or Hebrew script. We are
looking for people who are able to decipher difficult
handwriting and can donate a few hours a week. If you
are interested in volunteering, contact

Bob Wascou at
<robertw252@...>.

Detailed information about the Kishinev vital records
database can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/KishinevVRs.htm
.
Bob Wascou
Kishinev Vital Records Project Coordinator

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ekaterinoslav Voter List Project #ukraine

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Hello UkSiggers
I've recently re-subscribed to the list, and would
like to know more about the Ekaterinoslav Voter List
Project. What years are being looked at?

Regards,
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California

Searching: BLUME, BERELOWITZ, SEIDLIN, (Orekhov,
Ekaterinoslav), BILLIG, MANTEL (Brzezany)