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Holocaust era insurance policies #austria-czech

Ron Bower <ruebin7@...>
 

For what it is worth,I had found my late fathers name on a list of Policy
Holders in Austria. I contacted generali, and they were not interested, told
me they had not details going back to the war, and in any case it was too
late to claim. So I just let it slip.
About a year later I was contacted by an Israeli lawyer, who said he was
aware of a policy, and for a fee ( only payable on a payout) would be
prepared to do the work. I was a bit hesitant, but then thought I had
nothing to loose. It took just over a year,and was very pleasantly surprised
to receive a very nice cheque. I received the full amount >from the lawyer,
and then had pay him. I would have thought he would have deducted he fee
before I got paid, but he was obviously very honest and trusting. Would be
happy to hear >from anyone interested,and give you his contact details.
Ron
Melbourne, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately if requesting details of
Ron's lawyer.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holocaust era insurance policies #austria-czech

Ron Bower <ruebin7@...>
 

For what it is worth,I had found my late fathers name on a list of Policy
Holders in Austria. I contacted generali, and they were not interested, told
me they had not details going back to the war, and in any case it was too
late to claim. So I just let it slip.
About a year later I was contacted by an Israeli lawyer, who said he was
aware of a policy, and for a fee ( only payable on a payout) would be
prepared to do the work. I was a bit hesitant, but then thought I had
nothing to loose. It took just over a year,and was very pleasantly surprised
to receive a very nice cheque. I received the full amount >from the lawyer,
and then had pay him. I would have thought he would have deducted he fee
before I got paid, but he was obviously very honest and trusting. Would be
happy to hear >from anyone interested,and give you his contact details.
Ron
Melbourne, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately if requesting details of
Ron's lawyer.


Re: Kuzmin, Krasilov, Kamenets-Podolskiy #ukraine

Arnon Hershkotivz <arnonh@...>
 

Hello!

Jeff's query is very important, since the issue of divisions and
subdivisions of Eastern European countries is really confusing.

Different countries have differente adminstrative divisions and
subdivisions with different names, and this is obvious. However, when
Yad Vashem tried to organize the huge amount of information they had,
they relied on some self logic, sometimes regardless of formal
definitions. This is important and reasonable enough for arranging the
data uniformly, but we should understand that this devision of Yad
Vashem is quite artificial.

In Ukraine, there is no such terms as District or Region. The country is
divided today to Oblasts (may be treated like states in the USA), and
each oblast is divided to Raions (something like counties in the USA).
Kuzmin (coordinates: 4942/2705; there is another Kuzmin, 4915/2631,
about 65km south-west to the one I'm relating) is today in Khmel'nitskiy
oblast, Krasyliv region, and this the only formal way to refer to it
today.

In the past, when the country was divided into Gubernias, Kuzmin and
nearby Krasilov and tarokonstantinov were in Volhynia gubernia, while
Kamenetz-Podolski was in Podolia gubernia. Today, all those
villages/towns are in the same Oblast.

Arnon Hershkovitz
Netanya, Israel
arnonh@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Kuzmin, Krasilov, Kamenets-Podolskiy #ukraine

Arnon Hershkotivz <arnonh@...>
 

Hello!

Jeff's query is very important, since the issue of divisions and
subdivisions of Eastern European countries is really confusing.

Different countries have differente adminstrative divisions and
subdivisions with different names, and this is obvious. However, when
Yad Vashem tried to organize the huge amount of information they had,
they relied on some self logic, sometimes regardless of formal
definitions. This is important and reasonable enough for arranging the
data uniformly, but we should understand that this devision of Yad
Vashem is quite artificial.

In Ukraine, there is no such terms as District or Region. The country is
divided today to Oblasts (may be treated like states in the USA), and
each oblast is divided to Raions (something like counties in the USA).
Kuzmin (coordinates: 4942/2705; there is another Kuzmin, 4915/2631,
about 65km south-west to the one I'm relating) is today in Khmel'nitskiy
oblast, Krasyliv region, and this the only formal way to refer to it
today.

In the past, when the country was divided into Gubernias, Kuzmin and
nearby Krasilov and tarokonstantinov were in Volhynia gubernia, while
Kamenetz-Podolski was in Podolia gubernia. Today, all those
villages/towns are in the same Oblast.

Arnon Hershkovitz
Netanya, Israel
arnonh@...


Kagen family in Scotland and USA #unitedkingdom

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Meriam,

There are several things you can do. You should be able to find
Zodek'smarriage and death in the Scottish Civil Records. You don't
say if his son was born in Glasgow, but if he was, then you ought to
be able to obtain his birth records.

If the son became a doctor, then you can follow his professional
career through the annual physician directories.

With respect to the family in the United States, likewise, you may be
able to find information via state civil records and the federal
censuses.

Good luck,

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

At 11:05 PM -0600 11/15/06, Meriam Haringman digest wrote:
Subject: Kagen family in Scotland


A friend of mine is looking for Zodek Kagen, son of Natan Nota, who came
from Serednik, Lithuania to Glasgow, Scotland around the turn of the
century. He was a shohet and his son became a doctor.

Zodek had a sister Musha who reached America and married Yaakov Yosef Mark,
a brother Reuven who went to NJ in US and another brother Yehoshua Ber who
came to the US and died young.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Kagen family in Scotland and USA #unitedkingdom

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Meriam,

There are several things you can do. You should be able to find
Zodek'smarriage and death in the Scottish Civil Records. You don't
say if his son was born in Glasgow, but if he was, then you ought to
be able to obtain his birth records.

If the son became a doctor, then you can follow his professional
career through the annual physician directories.

With respect to the family in the United States, likewise, you may be
able to find information via state civil records and the federal
censuses.

Good luck,

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

At 11:05 PM -0600 11/15/06, Meriam Haringman digest wrote:
Subject: Kagen family in Scotland


A friend of mine is looking for Zodek Kagen, son of Natan Nota, who came
from Serednik, Lithuania to Glasgow, Scotland around the turn of the
century. He was a shohet and his son became a doctor.

Zodek had a sister Musha who reached America and married Yaakov Yosef Mark,
a brother Reuven who went to NJ in US and another brother Yehoshua Ber who
came to the US and died young.


Look-up Marraiges London c 1950 SEARS - DAVIS #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

If someone has access to the US marriage index could they please check for
Brides - Julia SEARS
or Grooms David DAVIS ( ben Coleman Kolonymous ) 1840-1854

Most grateful for information

Aubrey Jacobus

London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Look-up Marraiges London c 1950 SEARS - DAVIS #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

If someone has access to the US marriage index could they please check for
Brides - Julia SEARS
or Grooms David DAVIS ( ben Coleman Kolonymous ) 1840-1854

Most grateful for information

Aubrey Jacobus

London


Re: Margulies family #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Lydia Speakman wrote:

I am trying to research the history of the Margulies family who
lived in Torhow in Poland. I am not sure what the modern equivalent
is but I think it is Torguv, though it may go under Torhiv. We
believe it was in the Pomorzany/Pomorjany district and the nearest
town is Zolochiv, know in Polish times as Zloczow.

I understand that my great great grandfather Meyer Margulies owned
a reasonably large estate and employed Ruthenians to work on that
estate. His wife apparently had to speak to them in Ruthenian.
He was married to Sussel or Sophie Gruberg, daughter of Jakob and
Jutte, and they had nine children, of which one Anna (Chane) was
my great grandmother. I have found the registration of births of
seven of the children in the Polish State Archives for Tarnopol,
listed by their Hebrew names. The children were Betty, Anna (1892),
Isidor (1880) Rhimund (1884), Severin (1889), Samuel (1893), Tina
(1896), Lola (1891), Sigmund (1894).

The family escaped to Vienna around 1914 when the Russians invaded
and lost everything. For some reason Meyer and Sussel's marriage
was not recognised and we have papers in which they confirm their
marriage as 1904 and legitimising their daughter Anna. This was
done in 1920 in Polish and a German translation undertaken again
in 1938 in front of lawyers. I assume this is because their Jewish
marriage wasn't recognised.

I am aware Margulies is a common name, but I wondered if anyone
could direct me to information about Torhow in the 19th century and
whether anyone might be able to help me learn a little more about
the family, including the estate they owned. I would also be
interested if anyone knows any more about what happened to the rest
of the family. I am aware that Lola, Isidor and Samuel didn't
survive the Holocaust, but I am not sure about some of the others.
Dear Lydia,

1.
Torho'w [toh rhoof] is currently known as Torguv at 4941 2458.
It was indeed at some period of time in Zloczow district but
during the interwar period town is listed under Zborow
administration district.

2.
Torhow's 19th century data

Only information about Torhow that I could locate is listed in
volume No. 12 of "Slownik Geograficzny Krolewstwa Polskiego i
nnych Krajow Slowianskich" (The Geographical Dictionary of the
Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic countries), by Filip
Sulimierski, Bronislaw Chlebowski and Wladyslaw Walewski in Warsaw,
1880-1902. 15 + 2 volumes.

"Slownik" identifies Torhow as village Torko'w (and Torcho'w), in
Zloczow district, 17 km distance SSW >from Zloczow, 14 km NNW >from
Zborow (seat of the district court) and 7 km NW >from Pomorzany (seat
of the county administration). Nearest localities: Machnowcy (North),
Pomorzany (East), Bohutyn (South and SW), Czyzow (West). Stream
Machnowka, contributory to Zlota Lipa River is flowing through the
village. Highest elevation: 411 meters.

Major landowner: Count Roman Potocki, 411 morgs [area unit, 1 morg
= appr. 6,000 sq. meters].
Minor landowner: 474 morgs + 32 morgs of meadows and gardens + 21
morgs of pasture lands.

[Please note, that "Slownik" avoids listing names of the minor
landowners, especially in case of the Jewish landowners]

Jewish population: 14, Ruthenians 386 and 62 Poles.
Nearest Roman Catholic church in located Pomorzany, Greek Catholic
church in Machnowcy.
Village has one grade school, grain mill and the alcohol distillery.

----------------------------

Unfortunately, there is no information about Margulies estate,
which was probably qualified under the "minor" landowner, though he
owned more land than the "major" landowner.

I guess it is all what I have managed to dig out for the 19th
century data on Torhow.

1929 Poland Business Directory lists Count Jerzy Potocki as the
owner of 187 morgs land in Torhow. There was at the same time in
existence in village agriculture Ukrainian cooperative and one
general store.

1929 Directory lists several landowner Margulies in Tarnopol and
Stanislawow (adjcent to Tarnopol region).

Leon Margulies, Borki Male (Skalat), Tarnopol
Hersch Margulies, Soroki (Buczacz), Tarnopol
Jakob Margulies, Nowosiolka Kosciukowa, (Zaleszczyki), Tarnopol
Jonas Margulies, Stojanow, (Radziechow), Tanopol
Mendel Margulies, Chomiakow, (Stanislawow), Stanislawow
Mendel Margulies, Chrypin, (Stanislawow), Stanislawow

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Margulies family #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Lydia Speakman wrote:

I am trying to research the history of the Margulies family who
lived in Torhow in Poland. I am not sure what the modern equivalent
is but I think it is Torguv, though it may go under Torhiv. We
believe it was in the Pomorzany/Pomorjany district and the nearest
town is Zolochiv, know in Polish times as Zloczow.

I understand that my great great grandfather Meyer Margulies owned
a reasonably large estate and employed Ruthenians to work on that
estate. His wife apparently had to speak to them in Ruthenian.
He was married to Sussel or Sophie Gruberg, daughter of Jakob and
Jutte, and they had nine children, of which one Anna (Chane) was
my great grandmother. I have found the registration of births of
seven of the children in the Polish State Archives for Tarnopol,
listed by their Hebrew names. The children were Betty, Anna (1892),
Isidor (1880) Rhimund (1884), Severin (1889), Samuel (1893), Tina
(1896), Lola (1891), Sigmund (1894).

The family escaped to Vienna around 1914 when the Russians invaded
and lost everything. For some reason Meyer and Sussel's marriage
was not recognised and we have papers in which they confirm their
marriage as 1904 and legitimising their daughter Anna. This was
done in 1920 in Polish and a German translation undertaken again
in 1938 in front of lawyers. I assume this is because their Jewish
marriage wasn't recognised.

I am aware Margulies is a common name, but I wondered if anyone
could direct me to information about Torhow in the 19th century and
whether anyone might be able to help me learn a little more about
the family, including the estate they owned. I would also be
interested if anyone knows any more about what happened to the rest
of the family. I am aware that Lola, Isidor and Samuel didn't
survive the Holocaust, but I am not sure about some of the others.
Dear Lydia,

1.
Torho'w [toh rhoof] is currently known as Torguv at 4941 2458.
It was indeed at some period of time in Zloczow district but
during the interwar period town is listed under Zborow
administration district.

2.
Torhow's 19th century data

Only information about Torhow that I could locate is listed in
volume No. 12 of "Slownik Geograficzny Krolewstwa Polskiego i
nnych Krajow Slowianskich" (The Geographical Dictionary of the
Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic countries), by Filip
Sulimierski, Bronislaw Chlebowski and Wladyslaw Walewski in Warsaw,
1880-1902. 15 + 2 volumes.

"Slownik" identifies Torhow as village Torko'w (and Torcho'w), in
Zloczow district, 17 km distance SSW >from Zloczow, 14 km NNW >from
Zborow (seat of the district court) and 7 km NW >from Pomorzany (seat
of the county administration). Nearest localities: Machnowcy (North),
Pomorzany (East), Bohutyn (South and SW), Czyzow (West). Stream
Machnowka, contributory to Zlota Lipa River is flowing through the
village. Highest elevation: 411 meters.

Major landowner: Count Roman Potocki, 411 morgs [area unit, 1 morg
= appr. 6,000 sq. meters].
Minor landowner: 474 morgs + 32 morgs of meadows and gardens + 21
morgs of pasture lands.

[Please note, that "Slownik" avoids listing names of the minor
landowners, especially in case of the Jewish landowners]

Jewish population: 14, Ruthenians 386 and 62 Poles.
Nearest Roman Catholic church in located Pomorzany, Greek Catholic
church in Machnowcy.
Village has one grade school, grain mill and the alcohol distillery.

----------------------------

Unfortunately, there is no information about Margulies estate,
which was probably qualified under the "minor" landowner, though he
owned more land than the "major" landowner.

I guess it is all what I have managed to dig out for the 19th
century data on Torhow.

1929 Poland Business Directory lists Count Jerzy Potocki as the
owner of 187 morgs land in Torhow. There was at the same time in
existence in village agriculture Ukrainian cooperative and one
general store.

1929 Directory lists several landowner Margulies in Tarnopol and
Stanislawow (adjcent to Tarnopol region).

Leon Margulies, Borki Male (Skalat), Tarnopol
Hersch Margulies, Soroki (Buczacz), Tarnopol
Jakob Margulies, Nowosiolka Kosciukowa, (Zaleszczyki), Tarnopol
Jonas Margulies, Stojanow, (Radziechow), Tanopol
Mendel Margulies, Chomiakow, (Stanislawow), Stanislawow
Mendel Margulies, Chrypin, (Stanislawow), Stanislawow

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


Rabbi Elieazer Lipmann ZILBERMAN of Raseyn #rabbinic

Alexandra Alznauer <petiealznauer@...>
 

I'm seeking information on Rabbi Eliezer Lippman ZILBERMAN of Raseyn
(Raseiniai), Lithuania.

Alexandra Alznauer
San Francisco


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Elieazer Lipmann ZILBERMAN of Raseyn #rabbinic

Alexandra Alznauer <petiealznauer@...>
 

I'm seeking information on Rabbi Eliezer Lippman ZILBERMAN of Raseyn
(Raseiniai), Lithuania.

Alexandra Alznauer
San Francisco


PLATZINSKI from Vishki, Latvia, before WWII #rabbinic

christine usdin <christineusd@...>
 

Solomon PLATZINSKI was rabbi in Vishki, a shtetl north of Dvinsk in
Latvia for 40 years. Before WWII he retired in favor of his son Yaacov
Meir PLATZINSKI who was killed in the Dvinsk ghetto. Do you have
informations about them? Photos? Texts?

Thanks
Christine Usdin


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic PLATZINSKI from Vishki, Latvia, before WWII #rabbinic

christine usdin <christineusd@...>
 

Solomon PLATZINSKI was rabbi in Vishki, a shtetl north of Dvinsk in
Latvia for 40 years. Before WWII he retired in favor of his son Yaacov
Meir PLATZINSKI who was killed in the Dvinsk ghetto. Do you have
informations about them? Photos? Texts?

Thanks
Christine Usdin


Important: SIG Moderators Needed!!! #belarus

Sfingold
 

Dear SIG Members,
We need new moderators for our email list. Our current moderator
has been on the job for YEARS and needs to move on to other things. We need 2-3
people to step forward to fill this important role. The moderator monitors incoming
email messages 2 or more times per day (minimum is once in the morning and once in
the evening), checks that the messages are appropriate, addresses any issues, then
routes the messages to the list.If more than one person signs up, the moderators
can rotate work by shift, by day, by week, or whatever works for them.Training is
provided by Jewishgen. Our current moderator (soon to be the moderator emeritus?)
will be on hand to assist with any questions you may have.
Additional support is provided by an exclusive, moderators-only email list! Be
one of the select! Sign up now! Send offers to volunteer or questions regarding
the moderator position to belarus.sig@....
Thanks for your help and support. I look forward to hearing >from you soon(hint,
hint).
Sharon Fingold
Co-Coordinator of the Belarus SIG


Belarus SIG #Belarus Important: SIG Moderators Needed!!! #belarus

Sfingold
 

Dear SIG Members,
We need new moderators for our email list. Our current moderator
has been on the job for YEARS and needs to move on to other things. We need 2-3
people to step forward to fill this important role. The moderator monitors incoming
email messages 2 or more times per day (minimum is once in the morning and once in
the evening), checks that the messages are appropriate, addresses any issues, then
routes the messages to the list.If more than one person signs up, the moderators
can rotate work by shift, by day, by week, or whatever works for them.Training is
provided by Jewishgen. Our current moderator (soon to be the moderator emeritus?)
will be on hand to assist with any questions you may have.
Additional support is provided by an exclusive, moderators-only email list! Be
one of the select! Sign up now! Send offers to volunteer or questions regarding
the moderator position to belarus.sig@....
Thanks for your help and support. I look forward to hearing >from you soon(hint,
hint).
Sharon Fingold
Co-Coordinator of the Belarus SIG


Re: "BeirathSurkunde" #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Roger Lustig" <julierog@...> wrote

Ron:
Heiraths-Urkunde means "marriage certificate."
For the record, eg if anyone was doing a search on the Internet, standard
German is HeiratsUrkunde or Heirats-Urkunde.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Class photographs from Chrzanow, Poland #general

S. Cohen <scohen@...>
 

I am seeking class photographs >from Szkola Powszechna, Chrzanow, Poland.

Sheindle Cohen
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "BeirathSurkunde" #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Roger Lustig" <julierog@...> wrote

Ron:
Heiraths-Urkunde means "marriage certificate."
For the record, eg if anyone was doing a search on the Internet, standard
German is HeiratsUrkunde or Heirats-Urkunde.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Class photographs from Chrzanow, Poland #general

S. Cohen <scohen@...>
 

I am seeking class photographs >from Szkola Powszechna, Chrzanow, Poland.

Sheindle Cohen
New York