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Prerov Jewish Cemetery: New Gideon Klein memorial #austria-czech

david.fligg@...
 

SIG members may be interested to know that a memorial plaque was
dedicated to the musician Gideon Klein on 12 September in the Jewish
Cemetery in Prerov. The Chair of the Federation of Jewish Communities,
Petr Papousek, recited Tehillim and El Maleh Rachamim, and local civic
leaders were in attendance and spoke. A commemorative concert was
later held. Photographs can be found on the town's website, here:
https://m.prerov.eu/cs/o-prerove/fotografie-z-prerova/fotografie-z-akci/mesto-prerov-2019/gido-se-vraci-domu-pripominka-100-vyroci-narozeni-hudebniho-skladatele-gideona-kleina.html

Dr. David Fligg
Leeds, UK
david.fligg@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia at Gratz College (Philadelphia metropolitan area) #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Join us for the event hosted by Gratz College, the oldest independent
and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North America. The
program will feature the talk by Andrew Zalewski, Gesher Galicia board
member.

Title: "Jewish Galicia: Living Together and Apart"
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

To register, please follow the link:
https://www.gratz.edu/event/lunch-learn-jewish-galicia

SYNOPSIS
Join us as we =E2=80=9Center=E2=80=9D 19th century homes to meet the Jewish
inhabitants of Galicia (home to the largest Jewish community in the
Austro-Hungarian Empire). Gesher Galicia=E2=80=99s extensive archival
collections, Austrian censuses, postcards and maps, together with
newspaper clippings and pamphlets, bring to life Jewish presence in
cities, such as Lw=C3=B3w and Krak=C3=B3w, and other, smaller towns. Market
squares, streets, and schools=E2=80=94 situated close to synagogues and
churches=E2=80=94provided shared spaces for Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians.
Reconstruct life of shared spaces and the richness of the cultural
heritage of the former Galicia.

SPEAKER
Andrew Zalewski is vice president of Gesher Galicia and author of two
books on Austrian Galicia. Andrew is a frequent speaker at Jewish
genealogical societies and cultural and academic institutions in the
US and abroad. His talks focus on Galicia, with unique records
providing a background for his description of a large Jewish community
that once lived there.


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Suchomasty 10 #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Hi All,

I belong to the Czech genealogy Facebook group where someone today
asked about records for a family named Ferda in house #10 in
Suchomasty in Beroun Kreis. She provided a link to a Roman Catholic
ledger page at http://ebadatelna.soapraha.cz which definitely seems to
indicate that the Ferdas were living in Suchomasty 10 around the year
1787.

What is interesting for me is that I have records for a Jewish family
- Hecht - living at Suchomasty #10 some years later (around 1860).
This got me wondering when the Hechts moved there and if somewhere
there aren't records of real estate sales that would be of interest to
genealogists. Can anyone point me to them?

Thanks,

Philip Moravcik


interpretation help #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Hi, Can anyone make head or tails of the notation on my ancestor
Isak/Israel Schwartz' birth matrik to be found at:
http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/241/reprodukce/?zaznamId=375958&reproId=436895

It looks like they crossed out his surname and put "Weil" - his
mother's maiden name.
Any help would be appreciated.


Philip Moravcik

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy coffee.


and another one for his sister #austria-czech

morav@...
 

A few pages later there is some similar mysterious notation on the
birth matrik for Isak/Israel's sister Barbora. Once again "Schwartz"
has been crossed out and "Weil" (mother's maiden name_ written in.

http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/241/reprodukce/?zaznamId=375958&reproId=436897

If you can figure out what was going on with this family I'd be very
interested to find out.

Thanks again.


Philip Moravcik

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy coffee.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prerov Jewish Cemetery: New Gideon Klein memorial #austria-czech

david.fligg@...
 

SIG members may be interested to know that a memorial plaque was
dedicated to the musician Gideon Klein on 12 September in the Jewish
Cemetery in Prerov. The Chair of the Federation of Jewish Communities,
Petr Papousek, recited Tehillim and El Maleh Rachamim, and local civic
leaders were in attendance and spoke. A commemorative concert was
later held. Photographs can be found on the town's website, here:
https://m.prerov.eu/cs/o-prerove/fotografie-z-prerova/fotografie-z-akci/mesto-prerov-2019/gido-se-vraci-domu-pripominka-100-vyroci-narozeni-hudebniho-skladatele-gideona-kleina.html

Dr. David Fligg
Leeds, UK
david.fligg@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gesher Galicia at Gratz College (Philadelphia metropolitan area) #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Join us for the event hosted by Gratz College, the oldest independent
and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North America. The
program will feature the talk by Andrew Zalewski, Gesher Galicia board
member.

Title: "Jewish Galicia: Living Together and Apart"
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

To register, please follow the link:
https://www.gratz.edu/event/lunch-learn-jewish-galicia

SYNOPSIS
Join us as we =E2=80=9Center=E2=80=9D 19th century homes to meet the Jewish
inhabitants of Galicia (home to the largest Jewish community in the
Austro-Hungarian Empire). Gesher Galicia=E2=80=99s extensive archival
collections, Austrian censuses, postcards and maps, together with
newspaper clippings and pamphlets, bring to life Jewish presence in
cities, such as Lw=C3=B3w and Krak=C3=B3w, and other, smaller towns. Market
squares, streets, and schools=E2=80=94 situated close to synagogues and
churches=E2=80=94provided shared spaces for Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians.
Reconstruct life of shared spaces and the richness of the cultural
heritage of the former Galicia.

SPEAKER
Andrew Zalewski is vice president of Gesher Galicia and author of two
books on Austrian Galicia. Andrew is a frequent speaker at Jewish
genealogical societies and cultural and academic institutions in the
US and abroad. His talks focus on Galicia, with unique records
providing a background for his description of a large Jewish community
that once lived there.


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Send all inquiries to info@geshergalicia.org
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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Suchomasty 10 #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Hi All,

I belong to the Czech genealogy Facebook group where someone today
asked about records for a family named Ferda in house #10 in
Suchomasty in Beroun Kreis. She provided a link to a Roman Catholic
ledger page at http://ebadatelna.soapraha.cz which definitely seems to
indicate that the Ferdas were living in Suchomasty 10 around the year
1787.

What is interesting for me is that I have records for a Jewish family
- Hecht - living at Suchomasty #10 some years later (around 1860).
This got me wondering when the Hechts moved there and if somewhere
there aren't records of real estate sales that would be of interest to
genealogists. Can anyone point me to them?

Thanks,

Philip Moravcik


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech interpretation help #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Hi, Can anyone make head or tails of the notation on my ancestor
Isak/Israel Schwartz' birth matrik to be found at:
http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/241/reprodukce/?zaznamId=375958&reproId=436895

It looks like they crossed out his surname and put "Weil" - his
mother's maiden name.
Any help would be appreciated.


Philip Moravcik

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy coffee.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech and another one for his sister #austria-czech

morav@...
 

A few pages later there is some similar mysterious notation on the
birth matrik for Isak/Israel's sister Barbora. Once again "Schwartz"
has been crossed out and "Weil" (mother's maiden name_ written in.

http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/241/reprodukce/?zaznamId=375958&reproId=436897

If you can figure out what was going on with this family I'd be very
interested to find out.

Thanks again.


Philip Moravcik

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy coffee.


Convention for Dates #austria-czech

Ron Hoenig
 

I agree entirely. Every other former British colony (Im not sure about
Canada) Australian New Zealand and probably South Africa follow the British
norm 2 Sept 2019 for us is 2/9/19. Thus 9/11 is for us 9 Nov 2001 not 11
Sept 2001

Dr Ron Hoenig
Lecturer/Tutor
Journalism
University of South Australia
E: ron.hoenig@unisa.edu.au
E (home) ronhoenig@bigpond.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Convention for Dates #austria-czech

Ron Hoenig
 

I agree entirely. Every other former British colony (Im not sure about
Canada) Australian New Zealand and probably South Africa follow the British
norm 2 Sept 2019 for us is 2/9/19. Thus 9/11 is for us 9 Nov 2001 not 11
Sept 2001

Dr Ron Hoenig
Lecturer/Tutor
Journalism
University of South Australia
E: ron.hoenig@unisa.edu.au
E (home) ronhoenig@bigpond.com


(Austria) Austria to Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Victims of Holocaust #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported in several international newspapers, last week the Austrian
Parliament voted unanimously to give descendants of the Holocaust who fled
the country before 1955, eligibility for citizenship under the new law. The
amended change in the law is the date of 1955 rather than 1945, the year
World War ll ended. Previously only Holocaust survivors were eligible for
citizenship. The reason 1955 is important is because the definition of a
victim of Nazi persecution has been extended to include people who left the
country for up to ten years after the end of the Second World War. This
allows those interned in concentration camps who did not leave immediately
after the end of the war can now regain their nationality. The law becomes
effective September 1, 2020.

The bill was originally voted by a broad majority last May as previously
reported, but due to former Chancellor Kurtz's coalition collapsing earlier
this year its passage was prevented. As reported, children, grandchildren,
and great- grandchildren of those who fled may apply for citizenship.

The only people prevented >from Austrian citizenship are those convicted of a
violent crime or financial misdemeanors or those with "a negative attitude
towards Austrian democracy."

Descendants of nationals >from other countries of the now defunct
Austro-Hungarian Empire who lived in Austria are also eligible. Today that
is >from the Czech Republic to beyond Croatia in 1918.

The bill also makes an exception to strict rules about dual nationality,
granting passports without the need to reside in Austria or give up previous
nationality.

All parties agreed to the law.

See:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/20/austria-to-grant-citizenship-to-descenda
nts-of-victims-of-nazism and
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/20/austria-extends-citizenship-desc
endants-nazi-regimes-victims/
and;
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/austrian-parliament-grants-holocau
st-survivors-descendants-right-to-citizenship-1.7867487

I know I reported recently to this SIG that the Austrian General Counsel had
no information and was to let me know when she had something to share. I
have not heard >from her and sent her the same references above asking for
any further information.

I have no more information on this other than what was reported. Please do
not ask me for any for any further information. If you need more information
contact the Austrian General Counsel in your county.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech (Austria) Austria to Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Victims of Holocaust #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported in several international newspapers, last week the Austrian
Parliament voted unanimously to give descendants of the Holocaust who fled
the country before 1955, eligibility for citizenship under the new law. The
amended change in the law is the date of 1955 rather than 1945, the year
World War ll ended. Previously only Holocaust survivors were eligible for
citizenship. The reason 1955 is important is because the definition of a
victim of Nazi persecution has been extended to include people who left the
country for up to ten years after the end of the Second World War. This
allows those interned in concentration camps who did not leave immediately
after the end of the war can now regain their nationality. The law becomes
effective September 1, 2020.

The bill was originally voted by a broad majority last May as previously
reported, but due to former Chancellor Kurtz's coalition collapsing earlier
this year its passage was prevented. As reported, children, grandchildren,
and great- grandchildren of those who fled may apply for citizenship.

The only people prevented >from Austrian citizenship are those convicted of a
violent crime or financial misdemeanors or those with "a negative attitude
towards Austrian democracy."

Descendants of nationals >from other countries of the now defunct
Austro-Hungarian Empire who lived in Austria are also eligible. Today that
is >from the Czech Republic to beyond Croatia in 1918.

The bill also makes an exception to strict rules about dual nationality,
granting passports without the need to reside in Austria or give up previous
nationality.

All parties agreed to the law.

See:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/20/austria-to-grant-citizenship-to-descenda
nts-of-victims-of-nazism and
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/20/austria-extends-citizenship-desc
endants-nazi-regimes-victims/
and;
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/austrian-parliament-grants-holocau
st-survivors-descendants-right-to-citizenship-1.7867487

I know I reported recently to this SIG that the Austrian General Counsel had
no information and was to let me know when she had something to share. I
have not heard >from her and sent her the same references above asking for
any further information.

I have no more information on this other than what was reported. Please do
not ask me for any for any further information. If you need more information
contact the Austrian General Counsel in your county.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Netherlands) Dutch Railroad Reckons with Holocaust Shame 75 Years Later

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Jews entering Westerbork, a transit camp in the northeastern Netherlands, in 1942. The Dutch national railroad deported about 107,000 Jews to Nazi camps. Only 5,100 survived.  Credit Herinneringscentrum Kamp WesterborkJews entering Westerbork, a transit camp in the northeastern Netherlands, in 1942. The Dutch national railroad deported about 107,000 Jews to Nazi camps. Only 5,100 survived.

 

 

German railroads were an instrumental part in the Nazi machine of transporting Jews and others to the death and work camps of World War ll.  The Dutch railway , Nederlandse Spoorwegen, or N.S. participated in the Nazi scheme, regardless that the Dutch government in exile in London ordered the railway workers to strike—which they did for 8 months. The strike occurred after 107,000 Jewish residents of the Netherlands were already deported, of the 140,who identified themselves as Jews to the extermination camps. Others deported included the Sinti, Roma, gay men and lesbians, disabled and resistance fighters.

 

As reported in the New York Times, a new book, The Dutch Railroad in Wartime, 1939-1945 clarifies the role of the Dutch railways.  The research found 112 Dutch trains went from the Netherlands to nine Nazi camps from June 1942 to August 1944 covering Germany, Austria and Poland.


To read the article and learn more about Dutch railroad complicit actions with the Nazis, see:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/world/europe/ns-dutch-railway-holocaust.html

 

I have no affiliation with the book on the Dutch Railroad and am sharing this information solely for the information of the reader.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Sokoly Yizkor book announcement #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

There is a new edition of the Sokoly Yizkorbook

Deliverance: the Diary of Michael Maik including an annotated index.
It can be downloaded >from the link soon to be placed on the JewishGen website
for the Sokoly Yizkorbook.

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: see https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/sokoly/sokoly.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sokoly Yizkor book announcement #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

There is a new edition of the Sokoly Yizkorbook

Deliverance: the Diary of Michael Maik including an annotated index.
It can be downloaded >from the link soon to be placed on the JewishGen website
for the Sokoly Yizkorbook.

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: see https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/sokoly/sokoly.html


A propos de/About Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

Dear Sir or Madam

I am Patrick Blum, the eldest son of Eve Line Blum- Cherchevsky who is
one of your correspondents.

I am sad to inform you that our mother died on 26 September 2019, in her
87th year, following a devastating illness.

On October 1, she will join her husband André in the Garden of Memories
at the Saint-Claude cemetery in Besançon.

Her email address eve.line.blum[@]gmail.com will no longer be used. It
is still possible to reach us at the dedicated address elbc32[@]gmail.com.


Patrick Blum


French SIG #France A propos de/About Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

Dear Sir or Madam

I am Patrick Blum, the eldest son of Eve Line Blum- Cherchevsky who is
one of your correspondents.

I am sad to inform you that our mother died on 26 September 2019, in her
87th year, following a devastating illness.

On October 1, she will join her husband André in the Garden of Memories
at the Saint-Claude cemetery in Besançon.

Her email address eve.line.blum[@]gmail.com will no longer be used. It
is still possible to reach us at the dedicated address elbc32[@]gmail.com.


Patrick Blum


Fagaras diary #romania

gavriel.david@...
 

I, and many of my ancestors, originate >from Fagaras, Romania.
I would very much appreciate any help in locating the "Fagaras diary".
I have found out about it's existence at
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00331.html .

[Tiny URL] https://tinyurl.com/y5jtywql

This is the only result returned by Google search for "Fagaras diary"

It says:
...The first rabbi of the community, Yehuda Silbermann (1855-1863)
wrote a diary about the life of the community; it is a valuable source
for the history of the Jews of Transylvania and is called "The Fgagars
Diary."

Gavriel David

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