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Abbazia/Opatija #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

The Jewish Museum Eisenstadt updated their Souvenirs/Mitbringsel:

The Jewish cemetery of Abbazia / Opatija: Many Jewish families >from Hungary
or Austria lived or took a cure at the Austrian Riviera. And as with
Fiume, there are lots of names which we also know >from Budapest, Burgenland
and Vienna: Antonie BREINER and her Deutschkreutz-born husband Sigmund, who
ran two kosher hotels; Sigmund KURZ, the president of Abbazia's Jewish
community, married in Vienna and died in Abbazia at age 90; or the large
NADAS / NATHAN family: Bernard Nathan initiated the Holocaust memorial which
was inaugurated in 1955.
We have brought with us 44 photos of gravestones of Jewish families from
Abbazia and got to know their stories. And again, the Shoa is omnipresent:
In the index of persons there are 64 names of Jews who died in Abbazia and
the names of 52 Shoa victims (Livia LOEWY was only 4 years old, Berta
POLITZER was 88 years old).
Comments in the blog are welcome
http://www.ojm.at/blog/mitbringsel-souvenirs/abbazia-opatija/

Happy Purim 5778!
Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wiener Neustadt


The March issue of the "Galitzianer" #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to release the March 2018 "Galitzianer."

This issue concentrates on family stories and recollections >from a
shtetl. We feature the town of Rohatyn: >from Jewish records through
current efforts to preserve Jewish heritage.

The featured topics in the current issue are:

-- >from the Editor's Desk: An Introduction to Rohatyn=E2=80=99s History
-- Research Corner: Rohatyn Area Vital Records by Tony Kahane
-- Family of Musicians by Alex Feller
-- Interview with Eleonora Grad: >from Rohatyn to Kazakhstan
-- Map Corner: My First Galician Map by Jay Osborn
-- Retracing Lost Traces by Norberto Volij
-- Rohatyn Jewish Heritage by Marla Raucher Osborn

We hope you will enjoy the new issue of the journal.
The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Abbazia/Opatija #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

The Jewish Museum Eisenstadt updated their Souvenirs/Mitbringsel:

The Jewish cemetery of Abbazia / Opatija: Many Jewish families >from Hungary
or Austria lived or took a cure at the Austrian Riviera. And as with
Fiume, there are lots of names which we also know >from Budapest, Burgenland
and Vienna: Antonie BREINER and her Deutschkreutz-born husband Sigmund, who
ran two kosher hotels; Sigmund KURZ, the president of Abbazia's Jewish
community, married in Vienna and died in Abbazia at age 90; or the large
NADAS / NATHAN family: Bernard Nathan initiated the Holocaust memorial which
was inaugurated in 1955.
We have brought with us 44 photos of gravestones of Jewish families from
Abbazia and got to know their stories. And again, the Shoa is omnipresent:
In the index of persons there are 64 names of Jews who died in Abbazia and
the names of 52 Shoa victims (Livia LOEWY was only 4 years old, Berta
POLITZER was 88 years old).
Comments in the blog are welcome
http://www.ojm.at/blog/mitbringsel-souvenirs/abbazia-opatija/

Happy Purim 5778!
Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wiener Neustadt


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The March issue of the "Galitzianer" #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to release the March 2018 "Galitzianer."

This issue concentrates on family stories and recollections >from a
shtetl. We feature the town of Rohatyn: >from Jewish records through
current efforts to preserve Jewish heritage.

The featured topics in the current issue are:

-- >from the Editor's Desk: An Introduction to Rohatyn=E2=80=99s History
-- Research Corner: Rohatyn Area Vital Records by Tony Kahane
-- Family of Musicians by Alex Feller
-- Interview with Eleonora Grad: >from Rohatyn to Kazakhstan
-- Map Corner: My First Galician Map by Jay Osborn
-- Retracing Lost Traces by Norberto Volij
-- Rohatyn Jewish Heritage by Marla Raucher Osborn

We hope you will enjoy the new issue of the journal.
The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

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pgbakos@...
 

The death notice of Salamon Podwinec, a Rabbi, showed that he left a daughter named
Helena who married Gustav Schick.
Again, >from the death notice they had five children at the time of the death of Salamon:
Olga
Oskar
Ruzena
Marta
Irma

I am searching for the marriage of Gustav and Helena...possibly in Kolin where her father
was Rabbi?

Any advice will be gratefully accepted.

I suppose I could go to Prague and look through registers.

Thanks

Peter Bakos
Saint-Crespin, France
Searching PODWINEC and related families >from Mlada Boleslaw


New records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The first sets of indexes >from Gesher Galicia's Vital Records Project
of 2018 have been uploaded to the All Galicia Database
<https://search.geshergalicia.org>. They are:

Tarnopol (Ternopil). Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/326.
This single register contains the oldest surviving Jewish vital
records >from Tarnopol. These were begun immediately after Tarnopol and
the area around it were transferred back to the Austrian Empire,
having been part of the Russian Empire for over six years. The records
are:
- Jewish births 1816-1820 (854 records).
- Jewish marriages 1816-1820 (18 records).
- Jewish deaths 1816-1820 (623 records).

Bochnia. Przemysl State Archive. Fond 154, Sygn. Bochnia-04.
- Jewish deaths (index book) 1936-1940 (217 records).

Gologory (Holohory). Przemysl State Archive. Fond 154, Sygn.
Gologory-01, 02, 03.
- Jewish births (index book) 1924-1942 (239 records).
- Jewish marriages (index book) 1924-1939 (118 records).
- Jewish deaths (index book) 1924-1942 (212 records).


Coming soon in the Vital Records project:
- Lwow-Zniesienie: B (index) 1852-1857, 1870, 1914-1939
- Tarnopol: B 1852-1865
- Stanislawow: M 1789-1871
- Mikulince: D 1887-1890, 1893-1894, 1896-1899, 1929

You can read more about all of Gesher Galicia=E2=80=99s research projects f=
or
2018 at: <https://tinyurl.com/y7daagtz/>.

For further information, please contact: <info@...>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The first sets of indexes >from Gesher Galicia's Vital Records Project
of 2018 have been uploaded to the All Galicia Database
<https://search.geshergalicia.org>. They are:

Tarnopol (Ternopil). Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/326.
This single register contains the oldest surviving Jewish vital
records >from Tarnopol. These were begun immediately after Tarnopol and
the area around it were transferred back to the Austrian Empire,
having been part of the Russian Empire for over six years. The records
are:
- Jewish births 1816-1820 (854 records).
- Jewish marriages 1816-1820 (18 records).
- Jewish deaths 1816-1820 (623 records).

Bochnia. Przemysl State Archive. Fond 154, Sygn. Bochnia-04.
- Jewish deaths (index book) 1936-1940 (217 records).

Gologory (Holohory). Przemysl State Archive. Fond 154, Sygn.
Gologory-01, 02, 03.
- Jewish births (index book) 1924-1942 (239 records).
- Jewish marriages (index book) 1924-1939 (118 records).
- Jewish deaths (index book) 1924-1942 (212 records).


Coming soon in the Vital Records project:
- Lwow-Zniesienie: B (index) 1852-1857, 1870, 1914-1939
- Tarnopol: B 1852-1865
- Stanislawow: M 1789-1871
- Mikulince: D 1887-1890, 1893-1894, 1896-1899, 1929

You can read more about all of Gesher Galicia=E2=80=99s research projects f=
or
2018 at: <https://tinyurl.com/y7daagtz/>.

For further information, please contact: <info@...>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Schick #austria-czech

pgbakos@...
 

The death notice of Salamon Podwinec, a Rabbi, showed that he left a daughter named
Helena who married Gustav Schick.
Again, >from the death notice they had five children at the time of the death of Salamon:
Olga
Oskar
Ruzena
Marta
Irma

I am searching for the marriage of Gustav and Helena...possibly in Kolin where her father
was Rabbi?

Any advice will be gratefully accepted.

I suppose I could go to Prague and look through registers.

Thanks

Peter Bakos
Saint-Crespin, France
Searching PODWINEC and related families >from Mlada Boleslaw


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #ukraine

Tania Kac <tania@...>
 

Hello,
I've posted a vital record in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64623

I'm looking for any reference in this page about the KAC / KATZ family in this page >from the Hoshcha Yizkor book. I greatly appreciate any help in advance.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Tania Kac


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #ukraine

Tania Kac <tania@...>
 

Hello,
I've posted a vital record in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64623

I'm looking for any reference in this page about the KAC / KATZ family in this page >from the Hoshcha Yizkor book. I greatly appreciate any help in advance.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Tania Kac


Researching Joseph GREGAR of Czechia and Upstate New York #rabbinic

Karen Schneider <kgschneider@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

I am researching my great grandfather Joseph GREGAR (Greger, Groger
with the umlaut o). Would love to learn more about Joseph and whether
he might have been self-taught, formally educated or if he was possibly
part of a rabbinical family line. I lack knowledge in this area and
hope to learn more.

I believe Joseph Gregar was born ca. 1834 in Horepnik, Czechia. Several
records say he was of Austrian descent. Joseph's father (Israel Groger)
and his grandfather (Abraham Groger) were both born in Horepnik. At
least one U.S. Census says Joseph's wife, Charlotte "Lottie" Popper was
born in Vienna, Austria although records indicate her father (Marcus
Popper) was born in Teresov, Czechia and her grandfather (Josef Popper)
in Lhota, Czechia.

Joseph and Lottie and their first 4 sons came to the U.S. in 1866 and
settled in Schenectady, New York. Joseph is listed in an 1868 directory
as an umbrella maker. A few years later he and his family relocated to
Amsterdam, NY where, according to Joseph's obituary, he "organized a
Hebrew Temple Society for which he was rabbi for a number of years".

A 1991 Amsterdam, NY newspaper article, giving the history of the Temple
of Israel of that city, says Joseph served as its first permanent rabbi
in May 1875 through 1887. This also mentioned in the online version of
the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia.

The 1977 dedication book for Congregation Sons of Israel in Amsterdam,
NY, states that Joseph Gregar was engaged as their first spiritual
leader in 1887.

Joseph died 22 Apr 1897 and is buried in the Temple of Israel Cemetery
in Cranesville, NY. His gravestone translated >from Hebrew reads in part,
"Joseph Greger, here rests my father an upright and just man, neb Yossi
Greger, who died the 20th Nissan and was buried the 23rd Nissan..."

One of Joseph's sisters, Lena, also lived in Amsterdam and died in 1888.
Her gravestone translation reads: "Here rests a virtuous woman and
teacher, Mrs. Lea Greger, born in the sacred community of Hartzievnik..."
Another sister Mary Greger Popper married and remained in Prague. I have
never found a record of any brothers for Joseph Gregar.

Thank you in advance for any information or suggestions for further
research. Joseph's life certainly seems to have been one of faith and
service and I hope to someday learn more about him and how that came to be.

Karen Gregar Schneider


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Researching Joseph GREGAR of Czechia and Upstate New York #rabbinic

Karen Schneider <kgschneider@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

I am researching my great grandfather Joseph GREGAR (Greger, Groger
with the umlaut o). Would love to learn more about Joseph and whether
he might have been self-taught, formally educated or if he was possibly
part of a rabbinical family line. I lack knowledge in this area and
hope to learn more.

I believe Joseph Gregar was born ca. 1834 in Horepnik, Czechia. Several
records say he was of Austrian descent. Joseph's father (Israel Groger)
and his grandfather (Abraham Groger) were both born in Horepnik. At
least one U.S. Census says Joseph's wife, Charlotte "Lottie" Popper was
born in Vienna, Austria although records indicate her father (Marcus
Popper) was born in Teresov, Czechia and her grandfather (Josef Popper)
in Lhota, Czechia.

Joseph and Lottie and their first 4 sons came to the U.S. in 1866 and
settled in Schenectady, New York. Joseph is listed in an 1868 directory
as an umbrella maker. A few years later he and his family relocated to
Amsterdam, NY where, according to Joseph's obituary, he "organized a
Hebrew Temple Society for which he was rabbi for a number of years".

A 1991 Amsterdam, NY newspaper article, giving the history of the Temple
of Israel of that city, says Joseph served as its first permanent rabbi
in May 1875 through 1887. This also mentioned in the online version of
the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia.

The 1977 dedication book for Congregation Sons of Israel in Amsterdam,
NY, states that Joseph Gregar was engaged as their first spiritual
leader in 1887.

Joseph died 22 Apr 1897 and is buried in the Temple of Israel Cemetery
in Cranesville, NY. His gravestone translated >from Hebrew reads in part,
"Joseph Greger, here rests my father an upright and just man, neb Yossi
Greger, who died the 20th Nissan and was buried the 23rd Nissan..."

One of Joseph's sisters, Lena, also lived in Amsterdam and died in 1888.
Her gravestone translation reads: "Here rests a virtuous woman and
teacher, Mrs. Lea Greger, born in the sacred community of Hartzievnik..."
Another sister Mary Greger Popper married and remained in Prague. I have
never found a record of any brothers for Joseph Gregar.

Thank you in advance for any information or suggestions for further
research. Joseph's life certainly seems to have been one of faith and
service and I hope to someday learn more about him and how that came to be.

Karen Gregar Schneider


Langsam, Miller & Spira Family from Galicia #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Dear GG Group,

I have been exploring my Miller line for a couple of decades. My
paternal family originates with Pesach Langsam (born in the middle
1700's) of Jawornik Polski. Please see my website at
www.langsam.com for more detail on Pesach and his progeny.

Several cousins (some of whom are GG members) have been working
on Pesach Langsam and his ancestry for even longer than me. To
date, no one can conclusively take his ancestry back any further.

I would like to encourage any men with paternal Langsam, Spira or
Miller ancestry to consider testing their Y-DNA. In this way, you and I
can try to go back further in time.

Thank you,

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Langsam, Miller & Spira Family from Galicia #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Dear GG Group,

I have been exploring my Miller line for a couple of decades. My
paternal family originates with Pesach Langsam (born in the middle
1700's) of Jawornik Polski. Please see my website at
www.langsam.com for more detail on Pesach and his progeny.

Several cousins (some of whom are GG members) have been working
on Pesach Langsam and his ancestry for even longer than me. To
date, no one can conclusively take his ancestry back any further.

I would like to encourage any men with paternal Langsam, Spira or
Miller ancestry to consider testing their Y-DNA. In this way, you and I
can try to go back further in time.

Thank you,

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...


Seeking Yizkor Books for Kaminets Litovsk and Shereshevo #belarus

Sylvia Danovitch
 

Is there a yizkor book for Kaminets Litovsk? If not, how much would it cost to
launch one? If there is, how can I see it?

Is there any Yizkor book for Shereshevo? How much would it cost to launch one?

Thank you in advance for any information you may send. I am busy tying up loose
ends.

Regards,
Sylvia Danovitch

MODERATOR NOTE: Subject is: Seeking Yizkor Books for Kaminets Litovsk/Shereshevo


Belarus SIG #Belarus Seeking Yizkor Books for Kaminets Litovsk and Shereshevo #belarus

Sylvia Danovitch
 

Is there a yizkor book for Kaminets Litovsk? If not, how much would it cost to
launch one? If there is, how can I see it?

Is there any Yizkor book for Shereshevo? How much would it cost to launch one?

Thank you in advance for any information you may send. I am busy tying up loose
ends.

Regards,
Sylvia Danovitch

MODERATOR NOTE: Subject is: Seeking Yizkor Books for Kaminets Litovsk/Shereshevo


Terezin survivors #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

I have just heard that the Czech National Archives has a set of index cards
for survivors of the Terezin ghetto or concentration camp whichever name you
prefer. The cards show where the prisoners lived. Write to Mrs Dvorakova at
this address ilona.dvorakova@....
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia
Researching Annemarie POHNERT, Viktor POHNERT Praha


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Terezin survivors #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

I have just heard that the Czech National Archives has a set of index cards
for survivors of the Terezin ghetto or concentration camp whichever name you
prefer. The cards show where the prisoners lived. Write to Mrs Dvorakova at
this address ilona.dvorakova@....
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia
Researching Annemarie POHNERT, Viktor POHNERT Praha


Re: address in Riga circa 1913 or so how to find more about the person #latvia

Patrick Munits <Patrick@...>
 

This is in response to:

I found a address in Riga >from I believe around 1913 or so I would
like to know if this is some related to me what would be the best way
to find more information using the address? The address is Roumanoff
Str. 23/5/Riga. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem
Roumanoff Str. 23/5 is presently known as Lacplesa iela 23/5.

Second number in the address "5" likely means that it was the fifth
building in the courtyard of the street address Roumanoff Str.

The street-facing building was designed by architect A. Shmeling in
1904. I didn't find anything with regards to the rest of the complex at
that address. You can enter the address (Lacplesa 23, Riga) in Google
Maps to see how the building looks now.

I my own searches I observed that there was tendency for many Jewish
migrants in Riga to move frequently between apartments buildings. They
had to register their residency address in their identity papers, and
I've seen many such documents with stamps suggesting they moved as
often as twice per year between different addresses. I do not know what
was the reason for such frequent relocations.

On Raduraskti there are House Registry journals. Unfortunately, for
Roumanoff Str. there's a book for just one address at Romanova 12:
http://www.lvva-raduraksti.lv/lv/menu/lv/15/ig/18/ie/7505.html

There are no other documents that can be found online for this time
period. However, Riga Police case files often existed for Jewish
migrants for that time period. I believe these case files are located
at the Latvian State Historical Archive in Riga. You would need to
know a full name to locate such file for a person that you're
searching for. I do not believe there's a way to reverse-lookup people
who lived at a specific address.

You can try to enter Romanova 23 on website www.periodika.lv and then
select the time period of your interest, to see whether anyone was
posting any ads or other information in newspapers during that time.
Most of the information will be in Latvian or Russian.

Regards,
Patrick Munits
Toronto, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Patrick Munits included the Cyrillic version of the
address "Romanova 23" in his message, but it has been removed because
our list manager software is unable to render non-Latin text reliably.


Latvia SIG #Latvia re: address in Riga circa 1913 or so how to find more about the person #latvia

Patrick Munits <Patrick@...>
 

This is in response to:

I found a address in Riga >from I believe around 1913 or so I would
like to know if this is some related to me what would be the best way
to find more information using the address? The address is Roumanoff
Str. 23/5/Riga. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem
Roumanoff Str. 23/5 is presently known as Lacplesa iela 23/5.

Second number in the address "5" likely means that it was the fifth
building in the courtyard of the street address Roumanoff Str.

The street-facing building was designed by architect A. Shmeling in
1904. I didn't find anything with regards to the rest of the complex at
that address. You can enter the address (Lacplesa 23, Riga) in Google
Maps to see how the building looks now.

I my own searches I observed that there was tendency for many Jewish
migrants in Riga to move frequently between apartments buildings. They
had to register their residency address in their identity papers, and
I've seen many such documents with stamps suggesting they moved as
often as twice per year between different addresses. I do not know what
was the reason for such frequent relocations.

On Raduraskti there are House Registry journals. Unfortunately, for
Roumanoff Str. there's a book for just one address at Romanova 12:
http://www.lvva-raduraksti.lv/lv/menu/lv/15/ig/18/ie/7505.html

There are no other documents that can be found online for this time
period. However, Riga Police case files often existed for Jewish
migrants for that time period. I believe these case files are located
at the Latvian State Historical Archive in Riga. You would need to
know a full name to locate such file for a person that you're
searching for. I do not believe there's a way to reverse-lookup people
who lived at a specific address.

You can try to enter Romanova 23 on website www.periodika.lv and then
select the time period of your interest, to see whether anyone was
posting any ads or other information in newspapers during that time.
Most of the information will be in Latvian or Russian.

Regards,
Patrick Munits
Toronto, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Patrick Munits included the Cyrillic version of the
address "Romanova 23" in his message, but it has been removed because
our list manager software is unable to render non-Latin text reliably.

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