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Holocaust memorial unveiling #austria-czech

Roberta Sheps
 

Members may be interested in the trip that three of us >from the Colchester
(UK) and District Jewish Community made to Strakonice, Southern Bohemia, to
attend the unveiling of a memorial to the town's lost Jews.

The memorial, measuring 4 metres in width and 2 in height, is in the form of
a menorah, the outer six branches made of sheet steel and the centre "candle
holder" consisting of a very large stone >from the local river, to symbolise
the stone we place on headstones. It is the final part of a Holocaust
education project carried out by 15 high school students under the
enthusiastic (more like obsessive) direction of their teacher, Pavel
Sekyrka.

The project, part of a national project called "Neighbours Who Disappeared",
consisted of research into the lives of the town's Jews, starting with the
Prague Jewish Museum and the Terezin Transportation Lists, and going on to
find surviving Jews and meeting (or writing) and interviewing them. The
results were put into a book, Lost and Found, which at the moment exists
only in Czech. However I am looking at ways to have it translated into
English.

Our connection with the town is our custody of a Torah scroll which almost
certainly came >from Strakonice. We took it back "home" for a brief visit
and it sat on the stage throughout the event.

Our synagogue invited three of the students and their teacher to talk about
the project at our Holocaust Memorial Day service last January. I can't
tell you how impressed everyone was by their enthusiasm, diligence and
organisation. The dedication service was equally impressive. The group had
raised 310,000 to have the monument designed and built. I can't send an
attachment, but if anyone would like to see the monument I'd be happy to
send a photo directly. Present at the service were a large number of local
people, the Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic, a Czech member of the
European Parliament who is leader of the European Parliamentary delegation
to Israel, a representative of the Czech Government Department of Human
Rights and a number of other dignitaries. And two survivors, one living
locally and one >from Israel, were guests of honour. The event was widely
covered by the Czech media and appeared on the Czech evening news.

It's encouraging, in this time of the resurgence of parties of the far right
and of Holocaust denial, to know that people in the Czech Republic are
interested in doing something to restore the memory of the lives that were
lost in the Holocaust. I find it sobering, every time I visit, to realise
how devastating history has been for the people of middle Europe. The war
ended 65 years ago, but the long period of Communist repression must have
made it very difficult for people to look at the war years.

It was a fabulous, invigorating, encouraging experience. Oh, and the town
brewery makes the best beer. (I hope this will not be taken as a commercial
plug. It's just an enthusiastic reaction and the beer isn't available
outside the country.)

I have some information about the Jewish community that I'd be happy to
share.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, UK


FW: Tziltz family of Prague in Simon Hock's book "Die Familien Prags" #austria-czech

Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...
 

I promised Carole Vogel to look up her Zuelz (Tziltz) ancestors in Simon
Hock's book "Die Familien Prags". The entries are in Rashi Script.
Burials on the Old Jewish Cemetery were carried out between 1439 and
1787.

I have the book here now.

There are three Zu(Umlaut)lz (Tziltz) burials mentioned.

1. Mordechai ben Asher died 5372 (1612)
(Carole, I believe this is the Mordechai you are looking for, now you
can add one more ancestor to your tree, his father Asher.)
2. Hersch ben Abraham died  5549 (1730)
3. Mosche ben Scholem died 5533 (1773)

Anybody who would like me to look up names please let me know as I have
the book on loan for a month..

Peter Zimmer, Muenster, Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech FW: Tziltz family of Prague in Simon Hock's book "Die Familien Prags" #austria-czech

Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...
 

I promised Carole Vogel to look up her Zuelz (Tziltz) ancestors in Simon
Hock's book "Die Familien Prags". The entries are in Rashi Script.
Burials on the Old Jewish Cemetery were carried out between 1439 and
1787.

I have the book here now.

There are three Zu(Umlaut)lz (Tziltz) burials mentioned.

1. Mordechai ben Asher died 5372 (1612)
(Carole, I believe this is the Mordechai you are looking for, now you
can add one more ancestor to your tree, his father Asher.)
2. Hersch ben Abraham died  5549 (1730)
3. Mosche ben Scholem died 5533 (1773)

Anybody who would like me to look up names please let me know as I have
the book on loan for a month..

Peter Zimmer, Muenster, Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holocaust memorial unveiling #austria-czech

Roberta Sheps
 

Members may be interested in the trip that three of us >from the Colchester
(UK) and District Jewish Community made to Strakonice, Southern Bohemia, to
attend the unveiling of a memorial to the town's lost Jews.

The memorial, measuring 4 metres in width and 2 in height, is in the form of
a menorah, the outer six branches made of sheet steel and the centre "candle
holder" consisting of a very large stone >from the local river, to symbolise
the stone we place on headstones. It is the final part of a Holocaust
education project carried out by 15 high school students under the
enthusiastic (more like obsessive) direction of their teacher, Pavel
Sekyrka.

The project, part of a national project called "Neighbours Who Disappeared",
consisted of research into the lives of the town's Jews, starting with the
Prague Jewish Museum and the Terezin Transportation Lists, and going on to
find surviving Jews and meeting (or writing) and interviewing them. The
results were put into a book, Lost and Found, which at the moment exists
only in Czech. However I am looking at ways to have it translated into
English.

Our connection with the town is our custody of a Torah scroll which almost
certainly came >from Strakonice. We took it back "home" for a brief visit
and it sat on the stage throughout the event.

Our synagogue invited three of the students and their teacher to talk about
the project at our Holocaust Memorial Day service last January. I can't
tell you how impressed everyone was by their enthusiasm, diligence and
organisation. The dedication service was equally impressive. The group had
raised 310,000 to have the monument designed and built. I can't send an
attachment, but if anyone would like to see the monument I'd be happy to
send a photo directly. Present at the service were a large number of local
people, the Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic, a Czech member of the
European Parliament who is leader of the European Parliamentary delegation
to Israel, a representative of the Czech Government Department of Human
Rights and a number of other dignitaries. And two survivors, one living
locally and one >from Israel, were guests of honour. The event was widely
covered by the Czech media and appeared on the Czech evening news.

It's encouraging, in this time of the resurgence of parties of the far right
and of Holocaust denial, to know that people in the Czech Republic are
interested in doing something to restore the memory of the lives that were
lost in the Holocaust. I find it sobering, every time I visit, to realise
how devastating history has been for the people of middle Europe. The war
ended 65 years ago, but the long period of Communist repression must have
made it very difficult for people to look at the war years.

It was a fabulous, invigorating, encouraging experience. Oh, and the town
brewery makes the best beer. (I hope this will not be taken as a commercial
plug. It's just an enthusiastic reaction and the beer isn't available
outside the country.)

I have some information about the Jewish community that I'd be happy to
share.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, UK


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Vilna Gaon Movement to Palestine #rabbinic

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Thank you for the lead, Yehuda. I assume if I google his name, I might find
out more about him and his family.

Jackye Sullins

^^^
The rabbi of Jaffa was Rabbi Naftali Hertz Halevi at that time who published
a sidur which followed the practice of the Vilna Gaon. Maybe that is a
connection?

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz


Re: Vilna Gaon Movement to Palestine #rabbinic

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Thank you for the lead, Yehuda. I assume if I google his name, I might find
out more about him and his family.

Jackye Sullins

^^^
The rabbi of Jaffa was Rabbi Naftali Hertz Halevi at that time who published
a sidur which followed the practice of the Vilna Gaon. Maybe that is a
connection?

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Vilna Gaon Movement to Palestine #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

The rabbi of Jaffa was Rabbi Naftali Hertz Halevi at that time who
published a sidur which followed the practice of the Vilna Gaon.
Maybe that is a connection?

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

--- On Wed, 5/20/09, Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...> wrote:

My great-great uncle, Sigmund
RAGOWSKY, ...claimed that his parents lived
comfortably in Joppa (Jaffa) Palestine and were known by the
name HALEVI until they were exiled in 1853. At that
time, they settled in Skaudvile, Lithuania and took the
surname RAGOWSKY. There IS evidence of the family in
that area and in Silale >from at least the 1880s forward and
probably in 1847 in a census or tax record I have.

I recently read that the Vilna Gaon encouraged his
followers to settle in Palestine and wonder if this could
mesh with my relative's story. He did embellish so I
just don't know if he was telling the truth. I do know
that this branch are Halevis.

I've googled Vilna Gaon and Jaffa but it looks like his
followers settled in other places for the most part. I
would appreciate hearing >from anyone who can shed some light
on the subject. I would also like to know why they
would have been exiled. A friend told me there was a
conflict in Palestine and people *were* exiled.


Re: Vilna Gaon Movement to Palestine #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

The rabbi of Jaffa was Rabbi Naftali Hertz Halevi at that time who
published a sidur which followed the practice of the Vilna Gaon.
Maybe that is a connection?

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

--- On Wed, 5/20/09, Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...> wrote:

My great-great uncle, Sigmund
RAGOWSKY, ...claimed that his parents lived
comfortably in Joppa (Jaffa) Palestine and were known by the
name HALEVI until they were exiled in 1853. At that
time, they settled in Skaudvile, Lithuania and took the
surname RAGOWSKY. There IS evidence of the family in
that area and in Silale >from at least the 1880s forward and
probably in 1847 in a census or tax record I have.

I recently read that the Vilna Gaon encouraged his
followers to settle in Palestine and wonder if this could
mesh with my relative's story. He did embellish so I
just don't know if he was telling the truth. I do know
that this branch are Halevis.

I've googled Vilna Gaon and Jaffa but it looks like his
followers settled in other places for the most part. I
would appreciate hearing >from anyone who can shed some light
on the subject. I would also like to know why they
would have been exiled. A friend told me there was a
conflict in Palestine and people *were* exiled.


Latin America #LatinAmerica Dr Ernst JACOBOWICZ, Heinz JACOBOWICZ, Max JACOBOWICZ #latinamerica

Barbara Wood <bwood@...>
 

I am looking for my grandfather Dr Ernst JACOBOWICZ, b 26.4.1900 in
Halle/Saale, Germany or his brother Heinz JACOBOWICZ, a lawyer b 1901 in
Halle/Saale, Germany. They had an older brother Max JACOBOWICZ, b 1895
in Halle/Saale, Germany. Their parents were Samuel and Dorothea
JACOBOWICZ who lived Muehlweg 50 in Halle. Samuel died in 1914, Dorothea
in 1938. Both are buried in Halle.

My grandfather studied medicine in Halle, Heidelberg and Berlin, then
went to Bologna in 1933 >from where he left without further trace in
April 1935. Supposedly he emigrated to Argentinia, although there only
seem to be some records (which I have not been able to get) that his
older brother Max lived there. His brother Heinz was married to Suzanne
and seemed to have intended to emigrate >from Germany to Bolivia, but it
is possible that they stayed on in the US/New York.

Are there any living relatives of my grandfather or his brothers/their
families that I could contact, or does anybody have any information
about my family? I would be most grateful for any further
details/contacts, as I am thoroughly stuck at this point.

Barbara Wood, Johannesburg, bwood@...


Dr Ernst JACOBOWICZ, Heinz JACOBOWICZ, Max JACOBOWICZ #latinamerica

Barbara Wood <bwood@...>
 

I am looking for my grandfather Dr Ernst JACOBOWICZ, b 26.4.1900 in
Halle/Saale, Germany or his brother Heinz JACOBOWICZ, a lawyer b 1901 in
Halle/Saale, Germany. They had an older brother Max JACOBOWICZ, b 1895
in Halle/Saale, Germany. Their parents were Samuel and Dorothea
JACOBOWICZ who lived Muehlweg 50 in Halle. Samuel died in 1914, Dorothea
in 1938. Both are buried in Halle.

My grandfather studied medicine in Halle, Heidelberg and Berlin, then
went to Bologna in 1933 >from where he left without further trace in
April 1935. Supposedly he emigrated to Argentinia, although there only
seem to be some records (which I have not been able to get) that his
older brother Max lived there. His brother Heinz was married to Suzanne
and seemed to have intended to emigrate >from Germany to Bolivia, but it
is possible that they stayed on in the US/New York.

Are there any living relatives of my grandfather or his brothers/their
families that I could contact, or does anybody have any information
about my family? I would be most grateful for any further
details/contacts, as I am thoroughly stuck at this point.

Barbara Wood, Johannesburg, bwood@...


Re: New Russian Website #general

Jules Levin
 

"New Website Helps Russian Jews Track Ancestors" A new Russian language website
www.Jekl.ru is helping Jewish families discover...gravesites
Georgianna Johnson
I have just explored this site. It is established by the "Jewish Community of
Saint Petersburg", and is a list of the graves in Jewish cemeteries in that city
only. So far there are 75,000 gravestones recorded, with c. 4000 remaining. All
the stones are [to be] photographed. One can search by surname; they are listed
in groups of 30 names, so there are (75,000 divided by 30) pages, making it time-
consuming to browse. My brief survey of a few pages revealed all death dates in
the 20th Century, although there were a few 19th Century birth dates. If you
believe a relative may be buried in a St. Petersburg/Leningrad cemetery, send me
the name and other known facts that might be on a gravestone, and I will search the
site for you.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New Russian Website #general

Jules Levin
 

"New Website Helps Russian Jews Track Ancestors" A new Russian language website
www.Jekl.ru is helping Jewish families discover...gravesites
Georgianna Johnson
I have just explored this site. It is established by the "Jewish Community of
Saint Petersburg", and is a list of the graves in Jewish cemeteries in that city
only. So far there are 75,000 gravestones recorded, with c. 4000 remaining. All
the stones are [to be] photographed. One can search by surname; they are listed
in groups of 30 names, so there are (75,000 divided by 30) pages, making it time-
consuming to browse. My brief survey of a few pages revealed all death dates in
the 20th Century, although there were a few 19th Century birth dates. If you
believe a relative may be buried in a St. Petersburg/Leningrad cemetery, send me
the name and other known facts that might be on a gravestone, and I will search the
site for you.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


ViewMate request for Polish-English translation #general

Matthew Album <matthewalbum@...>
 

Hello

Would appreciate translation of names, dates, places etc for the following
registration on ViewMate These are the standard birth, death and marriage
announcements but I am not trained to read the hand-writing
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12788
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12789
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12790

Many thanks in advance for your help.
regards

Matthew Album


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate request for Polish-English translation #general

Matthew Album <matthewalbum@...>
 

Hello

Would appreciate translation of names, dates, places etc for the following
registration on ViewMate These are the standard birth, death and marriage
announcements but I am not trained to read the hand-writing
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12788
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12789
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12790

Many thanks in advance for your help.
regards

Matthew Album


Gottie/Gettie Phillips, Austria/Ohio #general

glitterhotline@yahoo.com <glitterhotline@...>
 

I've spent a lot of time researching Gottie (or Gettie) Phillips on Ancestry and
JewishGen, with no positive results. Here's what I know:
-She went by both Gettie and Gottie
-She was born in approx 1846 in Austria and came to the US in 1884
-in 1920, she was living in Ohio with her daughter (and as far as I can
find, only child), Josephine. Josephine and her husband had a child in 1887, three
years after they apparently arrived in the US

I really want to know when this woman died, what her husband was named, and
her maiden name. I've hit a roadblock, though; nobody know who this woman was (I
was lucky to find someone who knew who her daughter was, and that person had no
idea who Gettie/Gottie was).

If anyone has any leads/tips, I'd appreciate it

Thank you,
Victoria Heidi
CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gottie/Gettie Phillips, Austria/Ohio #general

glitterhotline@yahoo.com <glitterhotline@...>
 

I've spent a lot of time researching Gottie (or Gettie) Phillips on Ancestry and
JewishGen, with no positive results. Here's what I know:
-She went by both Gettie and Gottie
-She was born in approx 1846 in Austria and came to the US in 1884
-in 1920, she was living in Ohio with her daughter (and as far as I can
find, only child), Josephine. Josephine and her husband had a child in 1887, three
years after they apparently arrived in the US

I really want to know when this woman died, what her husband was named, and
her maiden name. I've hit a roadblock, though; nobody know who this woman was (I
was lucky to find someone who knew who her daughter was, and that person had no
idea who Gettie/Gottie was).

If anyone has any leads/tips, I'd appreciate it

Thank you,
Victoria Heidi
CA, USA


Seeking Patcheresky, Vinnitsa; Weinhouse, Odessa #general

n.parkes@...
 

Seeking family of my great grandfatherr Mayer/or Meyer Patchersky, born 1875,
listed on 1910 U.S. Census as being >from Vinnitsa. His father is listed on his
death certificate as Abraham and my U.S. born grandfather (1902) was named Abe.
No mother's name is listed. I have no ship manifests. Oral family history is that
Mayer's mother put him on ship knowing that she would not see him again. May have
had a brother, Joseph.

Meyer/or Mayer Patchersky married Fannie Weinhouse in Chicago. In the 1910 Census,
Fannie is listed as having come to the United States >from Odessa. Her father was
Morris (or Moses--hard to read) Weinhouse and her mother was Freida (Freidel)
Kramer. Fannie was born in 1882.

With gratitude, Nancy Parkes (Americanized >from Patchersky)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Patcheresky, Vinnitsa; Weinhouse, Odessa #general

n.parkes@...
 

Seeking family of my great grandfatherr Mayer/or Meyer Patchersky, born 1875,
listed on 1910 U.S. Census as being >from Vinnitsa. His father is listed on his
death certificate as Abraham and my U.S. born grandfather (1902) was named Abe.
No mother's name is listed. I have no ship manifests. Oral family history is that
Mayer's mother put him on ship knowing that she would not see him again. May have
had a brother, Joseph.

Meyer/or Mayer Patchersky married Fannie Weinhouse in Chicago. In the 1910 Census,
Fannie is listed as having come to the United States >from Odessa. Her father was
Morris (or Moses--hard to read) Weinhouse and her mother was Freida (Freidel)
Kramer. Fannie was born in 1882.

With gratitude, Nancy Parkes (Americanized >from Patchersky)


Naugatuck (CT) Daily News- 9/4/1913 #general

ell427-is@...
 

Subject: Naugatuck (CT) Daily News- 9/4/1913

I am looking for someone who can view this newspaper for an article in the 9/4/1913
edition regarding my grandfather, Frank Kotkin. I would appreciate a copy of the
article.

Please reply privately

Thank you.

Jane Feigenbaum Ellis
CT and FL

ELLIS, CT (?Russia) GREENBERG-UK (Schwessua, Lithuania & Kovno, Russia), TAMAREN,
CT (Rogachow, Russia), GOLDFIELD (incl. Harry and Don "GOLDIE" who were orch
leaders & players),CT & Miami Beach, FL (Skala, Kiev, Russia), KOTKIN/KOTOK, CT and
NJ (Grodno & Minsk, Russia/Poland, Hapsal, Estonia and Skidel, Russia), FEIGENBAUM,
Los Ang.,CT,& NY and STORCH, M.B., FL,(Galicia, Austria), BINDER, NY (Sieniawie,
Poland, Galicia).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naugatuck (CT) Daily News- 9/4/1913 #general

ell427-is@...
 

Subject: Naugatuck (CT) Daily News- 9/4/1913

I am looking for someone who can view this newspaper for an article in the 9/4/1913
edition regarding my grandfather, Frank Kotkin. I would appreciate a copy of the
article.

Please reply privately

Thank you.

Jane Feigenbaum Ellis
CT and FL

ELLIS, CT (?Russia) GREENBERG-UK (Schwessua, Lithuania & Kovno, Russia), TAMAREN,
CT (Rogachow, Russia), GOLDFIELD (incl. Harry and Don "GOLDIE" who were orch
leaders & players),CT & Miami Beach, FL (Skala, Kiev, Russia), KOTKIN/KOTOK, CT and
NJ (Grodno & Minsk, Russia/Poland, Hapsal, Estonia and Skidel, Russia), FEIGENBAUM,
Los Ang.,CT,& NY and STORCH, M.B., FL,(Galicia, Austria), BINDER, NY (Sieniawie,
Poland, Galicia).