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Contents of an Index Card, Vienna IK #austria-czech

ilyaz933 <ilyaz933@...>
 

Some time ago, I received a copy of an 4x5 Index Card >from a file at the
Israelitsche Kultusgemeinde in Vienna, Austria. Most of the information on
this card is clear and self-explanatory. However, there are two lines I'm
confused about. Since attachment of image is not permitted, here's my
description of the contents of this card:

First two lines: the name, the birthplace and the birthdates (no questions
here!)
Third line: Austritt: 1183/23 13/12/1923
Fourth line: blank
Fifth line: Rucktritt: blank

May someone please, who is familiar with this file and the index cards in
it, tell me what those numbers (1183/23) and date mean? What is the general
purpose of this index card?

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Contents of an Index Card, Vienna IK #austria-czech

ilyaz933 <ilyaz933@...>
 

Some time ago, I received a copy of an 4x5 Index Card >from a file at the
Israelitsche Kultusgemeinde in Vienna, Austria. Most of the information on
this card is clear and self-explanatory. However, there are two lines I'm
confused about. Since attachment of image is not permitted, here's my
description of the contents of this card:

First two lines: the name, the birthplace and the birthdates (no questions
here!)
Third line: Austritt: 1183/23 13/12/1923
Fourth line: blank
Fifth line: Rucktritt: blank

May someone please, who is familiar with this file and the index cards in
it, tell me what those numbers (1183/23) and date mean? What is the general
purpose of this index card?

Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida


Von Laufer #austria-czech

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

Hello Austria-Czech SIG members

I am a new member to this SIG, and a long time member of
Hungarian and German SIGs.
It seems some of my family members come >from Austria.
My wife's side has a whole "Saborsky" branch >from Vienna. We have
most of the details for this.
Now it seems my father's side grandmother has roots in Austria also.
This grandmother had a relative [brother? he is called Onkel Louis]
with the name Louis Von LAUFER and I have an impressive picture of him.
Where can I start to trace him?

TIA

Ilan Szekely, Motza Elite, Jerusalem, ISRAEL
tcdb@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Von Laufer #austria-czech

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

Hello Austria-Czech SIG members

I am a new member to this SIG, and a long time member of
Hungarian and German SIGs.
It seems some of my family members come >from Austria.
My wife's side has a whole "Saborsky" branch >from Vienna. We have
most of the details for this.
Now it seems my father's side grandmother has roots in Austria also.
This grandmother had a relative [brother? he is called Onkel Louis]
with the name Louis Von LAUFER and I have an impressive picture of him.
Where can I start to trace him?

TIA

Ilan Szekely, Motza Elite, Jerusalem, ISRAEL
tcdb@...


Holesov, Czechia/Moravia #austria-czech

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
Family tradition states that my LINK ancestors originated in Holesov.
The migrant, Josef son of Avigdor LINK (1780-1849), left because of the
Familiants Law & is buried in Topol'cany, Slovakia. In trying to trace
back to Holesov, I wonder if anyone knows when Jews had to take surnames
in Holesov, whether these surnames were likely to survive the trip to
Slovakia and, most important, whether there are records >from Holesov
that can be researched. Obviously, my goal is to find Josef's birth or
any record of Avigdor LINK in Holesov.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Researching: GESTETNER (any), GOMPERTZ (any), HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN
(Slovakia), STEINER (Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel, Germany),
STERN (Dunajska Streda, Slovakia), COHEN (Myszyniec area, Poland),
KATZ (Pultusk, Poland)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holesov, Czechia/Moravia #austria-czech

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
Family tradition states that my LINK ancestors originated in Holesov.
The migrant, Josef son of Avigdor LINK (1780-1849), left because of the
Familiants Law & is buried in Topol'cany, Slovakia. In trying to trace
back to Holesov, I wonder if anyone knows when Jews had to take surnames
in Holesov, whether these surnames were likely to survive the trip to
Slovakia and, most important, whether there are records >from Holesov
that can be researched. Obviously, my goal is to find Josef's birth or
any record of Avigdor LINK in Holesov.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Researching: GESTETNER (any), GOMPERTZ (any), HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN
(Slovakia), STEINER (Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel, Germany),
STERN (Dunajska Streda, Slovakia), COHEN (Myszyniec area, Poland),
KATZ (Pultusk, Poland)


Thank you Celia #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

At the Austria Czech SIG meeting, a resolution was passed thanking
Celia Male for all her contributions to the SIG Mailing list.

Later that same day I was on e-mail reading the SIG news and saw the
information on the discrepancies for the Prague conscription records
and immediately showed Dr. Matusikova the message. Another example of
Celia's ongoing contributions.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna FLUSS Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic
SYNEK - Mlada Vozice, Czech Republic ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Thank you Celia #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

At the Austria Czech SIG meeting, a resolution was passed thanking
Celia Male for all her contributions to the SIG Mailing list.

Later that same day I was on e-mail reading the SIG news and saw the
information on the discrepancies for the Prague conscription records
and immediately showed Dr. Matusikova the message. Another example of
Celia's ongoing contributions.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna FLUSS Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic
SYNEK - Mlada Vozice, Czech Republic ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


Austria Czech events at the IAJGS conference #austria-czech

Vera Finberg <vera.finberg@...>
 

The Austria Czech SIG met at the IAJGS 2008 conference on August 22, 2008.

Vera Finberg led the business meeting. She reported that at the end
of the fiscal year (Dec. 2007) the treasury contained $7824.
Donations to the Czech cemetery project total $588; for the Gemeinde
view $1494 and for the Terezin Ghetto List $524. The general fund has
$5735. $520. was spent toward speakers for the 2007 conference.

After discussion it was decided that there would be no conference
luncheon in 2009. This year's cost would have been $39.00 per
person. Members present preferred an informal less expensive
luncheon if one could be arranged as has been the last two years.

Randy Schoenberg, our SIG Co-ordinator was the keynote speaker and
fascinated us with his recounting to the successful effort to reclaim
the Klimt paintings. On Monday, a small group of us had a brown bag
lunch with Randy before his departure. We exchanged our names, our
family names and towns and tips on research.

On Wednesday, our invited speakers, Dr. Lenka Matusikova >from the
Czech National Archives and Hubert Steiner both spoke. Dr. Matusikova
spoke on the "Historical Sources for the History of Jews of the Czech
Lands Deposited in the Czech Archives".

Dr. Steiner's lecture was on the "Jewish Files in the Austrian
National Archives: the Work and Results of Austria's Historians Commission".

Afterwards, 18 of us had lunch together. Present were: Dr.
Matusikova, Dr. Steiner, Barbara Sauer(an Austrian historian), Vera
Finberg, Alex Woodle, Susan Boyer, Brad Franta, Sharla Levine, Henry
Wellisch, Bill and Betty Shapiro, Alyson and Tom Breur, Jane Reber,
Barbara Barrett, Larry Freund, Fritz Neubauer and Alex Calzareth.
Also present were Mr. And Mrs. Charles Gelman and their guests;
Renata Laxova, Marietta Ryba and Marianne Wolfson, the panelists
for the discussion of the film "Power of Good" detailing Nicholas
Winton's Kindertransport trains >from Prague, which saved 639
children. The panelists had all been on one of the trains.

After lunch, some of us attended the movie and panel discussion,
while others heard Fritz Neubauer speak about the "Last Letters >from
Lodz as a Genealogical Source". Many of us ended the day with Henry
Wellisch's presentation: "Vienna, Budapest and Prague: Three Great
Jewish Communities" an interesting and more lighthearted presentation
and a perfect ending to the Austria Czech programming.

Vera


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austria Czech events at the IAJGS conference #austria-czech

Vera Finberg <vera.finberg@...>
 

The Austria Czech SIG met at the IAJGS 2008 conference on August 22, 2008.

Vera Finberg led the business meeting. She reported that at the end
of the fiscal year (Dec. 2007) the treasury contained $7824.
Donations to the Czech cemetery project total $588; for the Gemeinde
view $1494 and for the Terezin Ghetto List $524. The general fund has
$5735. $520. was spent toward speakers for the 2007 conference.

After discussion it was decided that there would be no conference
luncheon in 2009. This year's cost would have been $39.00 per
person. Members present preferred an informal less expensive
luncheon if one could be arranged as has been the last two years.

Randy Schoenberg, our SIG Co-ordinator was the keynote speaker and
fascinated us with his recounting to the successful effort to reclaim
the Klimt paintings. On Monday, a small group of us had a brown bag
lunch with Randy before his departure. We exchanged our names, our
family names and towns and tips on research.

On Wednesday, our invited speakers, Dr. Lenka Matusikova >from the
Czech National Archives and Hubert Steiner both spoke. Dr. Matusikova
spoke on the "Historical Sources for the History of Jews of the Czech
Lands Deposited in the Czech Archives".

Dr. Steiner's lecture was on the "Jewish Files in the Austrian
National Archives: the Work and Results of Austria's Historians Commission".

Afterwards, 18 of us had lunch together. Present were: Dr.
Matusikova, Dr. Steiner, Barbara Sauer(an Austrian historian), Vera
Finberg, Alex Woodle, Susan Boyer, Brad Franta, Sharla Levine, Henry
Wellisch, Bill and Betty Shapiro, Alyson and Tom Breur, Jane Reber,
Barbara Barrett, Larry Freund, Fritz Neubauer and Alex Calzareth.
Also present were Mr. And Mrs. Charles Gelman and their guests;
Renata Laxova, Marietta Ryba and Marianne Wolfson, the panelists
for the discussion of the film "Power of Good" detailing Nicholas
Winton's Kindertransport trains >from Prague, which saved 639
children. The panelists had all been on one of the trains.

After lunch, some of us attended the movie and panel discussion,
while others heard Fritz Neubauer speak about the "Last Letters >from
Lodz as a Genealogical Source". Many of us ended the day with Henry
Wellisch's presentation: "Vienna, Budapest and Prague: Three Great
Jewish Communities" an interesting and more lighthearted presentation
and a perfect ending to the Austria Czech programming.

Vera


Need help with picture #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I really tried but was unable to find a portrait of August ROHLING,
the infamous German theologian, author of "Der Talmudjude," a rabid
antisemitic diatribe.

Would appreciate if somebody could help me in finding his picture
or indicate a link.

Please reply off-list, and many thanks in advance
Tom

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


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Need help with picture #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I really tried but was unable to find a portrait of August ROHLING,
the infamous German theologian, author of "Der Talmudjude," a rabid
antisemitic diatribe.

Would appreciate if somebody could help me in finding his picture
or indicate a link.

Please reply off-list, and many thanks in advance
Tom

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


Vienna death record #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

I have copies of many death records >from Vienna and looked
at a page with 15 entries with 15 entries covering deaths >from
April 1 to April 4, 1879. The 1st column marked No. starts with 143
and ends with 155. For one reason or the other the 3rd entry has no
number at all and for the 12th entry the registrar repeated by mistake
the number 152, which is struck out.
I have no explantion for the numbering described by Mr. Haas.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna death record #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

I have copies of many death records >from Vienna and looked
at a page with 15 entries with 15 entries covering deaths >from
April 1 to April 4, 1879. The 1st column marked No. starts with 143
and ends with 155. For one reason or the other the 3rd entry has no
number at all and for the 12th entry the registrar repeated by mistake
the number 152, which is struck out.
I have no explantion for the numbering described by Mr. Haas.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Records from AGAD #ukraine

Israel P
 

I plan to place an order for records >from AGAD in a week or so.

Anyone who knows what he wants is welcome to join in.

Israel Pickholtz

Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Records from AGAD #ukraine

Israel P
 

I plan to place an order for records >from AGAD in a week or so.

Anyone who knows what he wants is welcome to join in.

Israel Pickholtz

Please respond privately.


Museum of Family History Sep 2008 update for Ukraine researchers #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I would first like to thank the IAJGS for presenting me with the award for
“Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or
Electronic Product.” You can read about this more at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/museum-news.htm . I am heartened to be
recognized in this way and feel doubly blessed—not only because I’ve
received this award, but because I had the chance to meet so many of our
fellow genealogists once again during this yearly conference and receive
their kind and encouraging words about my work. We all need to be
encouraged, don't we? It's very nice to know that so many people appreciate
what I'm doing....I'd also like to thank your SIG coordinator Freya
Blitstein Maslov for her congratulatory wishes >from August 24th.

I know I’ve accomplished a lot during the past three years with my virtual
Museum of Family History, but I’d like to say that the best is yet to
come....

So, what's new this month for Ukraine researchers?

First, more photographs of Holocaust memorials in Europe, this time
representing Ternivka, Ukraine
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hme-ukraine.htm . I now have photos of
memorials >from twenty towns and cities located in today's Ukraine.

Secondly, I am expanding my "Synagogues of Europe" exhibition to include
photos of synagogues taken both before and after the war, even up to the
present day. Currently, I have some photos of synagogues in today's Ukraine,
but can always use more. "The Synagogues of Europe: Past and Present" can be
found at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-syn-europe.htm.

Lastly, I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak briefly to the
Ukraine SIG in Chicago. I made an offer at the time to those attending the
meeting that I would photograph the matzevot for many of the Odessa society
plots in New York if only enough people would step forward to place the data
on Excel spreadsheets. However, nary a soul volunteered, so this will not
happen. I chose Odessa because it seems that because this Ukranian city has
the most researchers per the JewishGen Family Finder, I thought
photographing these plots would help the most people. However, there were no
takers, and thus it won't happen! You can't say I didn't try!

Have a great September and wonderful New Year.
Best,

Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Museum of Family History Sep 2008 update for Ukraine researchers #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I would first like to thank the IAJGS for presenting me with the award for
“Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or
Electronic Product.” You can read about this more at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/museum-news.htm . I am heartened to be
recognized in this way and feel doubly blessed—not only because I’ve
received this award, but because I had the chance to meet so many of our
fellow genealogists once again during this yearly conference and receive
their kind and encouraging words about my work. We all need to be
encouraged, don't we? It's very nice to know that so many people appreciate
what I'm doing....I'd also like to thank your SIG coordinator Freya
Blitstein Maslov for her congratulatory wishes >from August 24th.

I know I’ve accomplished a lot during the past three years with my virtual
Museum of Family History, but I’d like to say that the best is yet to
come....

So, what's new this month for Ukraine researchers?

First, more photographs of Holocaust memorials in Europe, this time
representing Ternivka, Ukraine
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hme-ukraine.htm . I now have photos of
memorials >from twenty towns and cities located in today's Ukraine.

Secondly, I am expanding my "Synagogues of Europe" exhibition to include
photos of synagogues taken both before and after the war, even up to the
present day. Currently, I have some photos of synagogues in today's Ukraine,
but can always use more. "The Synagogues of Europe: Past and Present" can be
found at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-syn-europe.htm.

Lastly, I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak briefly to the
Ukraine SIG in Chicago. I made an offer at the time to those attending the
meeting that I would photograph the matzevot for many of the Odessa society
plots in New York if only enough people would step forward to place the data
on Excel spreadsheets. However, nary a soul volunteered, so this will not
happen. I chose Odessa because it seems that because this Ukranian city has
the most researchers per the JewishGen Family Finder, I thought
photographing these plots would help the most people. However, there were no
takers, and thus it won't happen! You can't say I didn't try!

Have a great September and wonderful New Year.
Best,

Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@...


Yizkor Book Report for August 2008 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

In August 2008 the Yizkor Book Project added one new book, two new
entries, and updates to nine books. All additions have been flagged
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
for researchers to find them. At this site translations are also
listed in four categories: regions, communities, miscellaneous, and
other languages.

New book:

-Lublin, Poland: necrology submitted by Yad Vashem

New entries:

-Kleczew, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. I
-Spisskie Podhradie, Slovakia: Pinkas HaKehillot, Slovakia

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belchatow, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa2/Czestochowa2.html
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Kalarash, Moldova
-Kaluszyn, Poland
-Radzyn Podlaskie, Poland
-Sanok, Poland

Also remember to check the Yizkor Book Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html, a master bibliographic
database of most published yizkor books and other books written about
particular towns or areas. Another valuable resource is the necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/, an index of the
names of persons in the necrologies--the lists of Holocaust
martyrs--published in our translated yizkor books. The necrologies
are also searchable at the Holocaust Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/.

Please contact me if you are interested in starting a new yizkor book
translation project. Check the Yizkor Book Database to see if a book
has been written about your ancestral town and also check the
listings of articles in the Pinkas HaKehillot to see if there is an
article about your town. These books are listed under "Regions."

Shana tova to all the JewishGen family.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisition


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yizkor Book Report for August 2008 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

In August 2008 the Yizkor Book Project added one new book, two new
entries, and updates to nine books. All additions have been flagged
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
for researchers to find them. At this site translations are also
listed in four categories: regions, communities, miscellaneous, and
other languages.

New book:

-Lublin, Poland: necrology submitted by Yad Vashem

New entries:

-Kleczew, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. I
-Spisskie Podhradie, Slovakia: Pinkas HaKehillot, Slovakia

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belchatow, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Czestochowa2/Czestochowa2.html
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Kalarash, Moldova
-Kaluszyn, Poland
-Radzyn Podlaskie, Poland
-Sanok, Poland

Also remember to check the Yizkor Book Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html, a master bibliographic
database of most published yizkor books and other books written about
particular towns or areas. Another valuable resource is the necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/, an index of the
names of persons in the necrologies--the lists of Holocaust
martyrs--published in our translated yizkor books. The necrologies
are also searchable at the Holocaust Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/.

Please contact me if you are interested in starting a new yizkor book
translation project. Check the Yizkor Book Database to see if a book
has been written about your ancestral town and also check the
listings of articles in the Pinkas HaKehillot to see if there is an
article about your town. These books are listed under "Regions."

Shana tova to all the JewishGen family.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisition