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Aliyah to Israel in the 1920's #general

seforimlover
 

Dear all,

I am trying to determine the genealogy of several persons who emigrated to Israel
in the 1920's. Can anyone point me in the right direction, where I could research
the genealogy of people who made aliyah in the 1920's thereabouts, give or take a
decade or two. Would there be any passport applications, or personal information
submitted to any civil authorities? Were there any organisations either in Israel
or abroad, which kept records of people who made aliyah? How about census lists?
Should I be looking for any other information?

Thank you very much,

Yehuda Herskowitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aliyah to Israel in the 1920's #general

seforimlover
 

Dear all,

I am trying to determine the genealogy of several persons who emigrated to Israel
in the 1920's. Can anyone point me in the right direction, where I could research
the genealogy of people who made aliyah in the 1920's thereabouts, give or take a
decade or two. Would there be any passport applications, or personal information
submitted to any civil authorities? Were there any organisations either in Israel
or abroad, which kept records of people who made aliyah? How about census lists?
Should I be looking for any other information?

Thank you very much,

Yehuda Herskowitz


Searching for descendants of Yitzhak Zahavi born Eigengold 1902 in Warsaw #general

Helen Gardner
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to make contact with any descendants of Yitzhak EIGENGOLD, born 1902
in Warsaw, who survived the war and emigrated to Israel, where he changed his
name to Yitzhak ZEHAVI. He may have remarried to someone named Esther, because
they both changed their names >from Eigengold to ZEHAVI on the same date in 1948.
He lived in Tel Aviv. My mother and he were 3rd cousins, and I would love to
reconnect with any descendants if there are any.

Just to confuse matters, I have recently learned that there is another Yitzhak
ZEHAVI who changed his name >from ZLATKIS, lived in Netanya, and came >from the
Rohatyn, Poland area. He is not my family.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Helen Gardner
Researching AJGENGOLD/EIGENGOLD, BERCHOJER, BLANK, BIALOGORA, BLUMBERG, FELD,
FERNEBOK/FERNSBUN, EDELMAN, FRYDMAN, GELDTRUNK, GURIN, ISSAKOWICH, LAKS, MALIS,
MENDER/MONDER, MLYNARZ/MILLER, PODGORER/PODGORSKI, RAUTARBER/ROTGERBERG,
RASTENBERG, POSSIBLY PRESSEIZEN

MODERATOR NOTE: Please email Helen privately with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for descendants of Yitzhak Zahavi born Eigengold 1902 in Warsaw #general

Helen Gardner
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to make contact with any descendants of Yitzhak EIGENGOLD, born 1902
in Warsaw, who survived the war and emigrated to Israel, where he changed his
name to Yitzhak ZEHAVI. He may have remarried to someone named Esther, because
they both changed their names >from Eigengold to ZEHAVI on the same date in 1948.
He lived in Tel Aviv. My mother and he were 3rd cousins, and I would love to
reconnect with any descendants if there are any.

Just to confuse matters, I have recently learned that there is another Yitzhak
ZEHAVI who changed his name >from ZLATKIS, lived in Netanya, and came >from the
Rohatyn, Poland area. He is not my family.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Helen Gardner
Researching AJGENGOLD/EIGENGOLD, BERCHOJER, BLANK, BIALOGORA, BLUMBERG, FELD,
FERNEBOK/FERNSBUN, EDELMAN, FRYDMAN, GELDTRUNK, GURIN, ISSAKOWICH, LAKS, MALIS,
MENDER/MONDER, MLYNARZ/MILLER, PODGORER/PODGORSKI, RAUTARBER/ROTGERBERG,
RASTENBERG, POSSIBLY PRESSEIZEN

MODERATOR NOTE: Please email Helen privately with contact information.


Trying to find Jacob LEVINE, son of Isaac and Sarah SILBERNAGEL #general

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi All,

I've hit a wall and am now ready to ask for help.

My grandfather's name (in the US) was Jacob LEVINE. On his papers, he said he
was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1902. He came to the US in 1905.

I got a copy of his social security application to find his parents names,
which were listed as Isaac LEVINE and Sarah SILVER. However, I also found US
birth records for two siblings, where Sarah listed her name as SILBERNAGEL.

I've been able to find most of his records in the US, but cannot find anything
on his birth or family in Poland, although I've researched on JewishGen,
JRI-Poland, Ancestry, Google, FamilySearch, and keep coming up empty. I've also
tried various name variations, all coming up empty.

Thanks for **any** help/suggestions anyone might have.

Margie Geiser
margiegeiser@gmail.com

LEVINE, SILVER/SILBERNAGEL, EPSTEIN/EPSZTEJN, MOCHEDLOVER/MOCZYDLOWER,
MENDELSOHN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to find Jacob LEVINE, son of Isaac and Sarah SILBERNAGEL #general

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi All,

I've hit a wall and am now ready to ask for help.

My grandfather's name (in the US) was Jacob LEVINE. On his papers, he said he
was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1902. He came to the US in 1905.

I got a copy of his social security application to find his parents names,
which were listed as Isaac LEVINE and Sarah SILVER. However, I also found US
birth records for two siblings, where Sarah listed her name as SILBERNAGEL.

I've been able to find most of his records in the US, but cannot find anything
on his birth or family in Poland, although I've researched on JewishGen,
JRI-Poland, Ancestry, Google, FamilySearch, and keep coming up empty. I've also
tried various name variations, all coming up empty.

Thanks for **any** help/suggestions anyone might have.

Margie Geiser
margiegeiser@gmail.com

LEVINE, SILVER/SILBERNAGEL, EPSTEIN/EPSZTEJN, MOCHEDLOVER/MOCZYDLOWER,
MENDELSOHN


Hunt for Millions of Books Stolen By Nazis #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Similar to art looting by the Nazis, millions of books were also stolen by
Nazis during World War ll. The search for books has recently intensified
driven by researchers in America and Europe who have developed a road map
to track the stolen books. Some were hiding in plain sight on library
shelves. This will be a monumental task. In Germany, the Central and
Regional Library suspect that one-third of the 3.5 million books have been
looted by the Nazis. Many of the looted books were recovered after the war
ended up in a depot outside Frankfurt, Germany , the Offenbach Archival
Depot, where the US Army "Monuments Men" attempted to process them for
return-mostly to the countries of origin. The director of the depot arranged
for the books stolen >from a "prominent European Yiddish organization in
Vilna", to be shipped to New York City where they are now at YIVO. Other
books reside in Russia which has been resistant to efforts to have the books
returned.

Libraries in Germany have returned 15,000 books. However, many which were
marked with a "J" for Judenbucher-Jewish books were changed following the
war to G for Geshenk for gifts. The German Lost Art Foundation publishes
descriptions of books with photos when their owners cannot be located See:
https://www.kulturgutverluste.de/Webs/EN/Start/Index.html Click on menu bar
and then go to databases. Austrian libraries have returned 15,000 books.

Over the past ten years in Germany and Austria the libraries have returned
30,000 books to 600 owners, heirs and institutions. As an example of the
wealth of these books, last year the University of Potsdam library returned
a 16th century volume to the family of its owner -the owner was murdered in
a concentration camp. The book explained the fundamentals of the Torah's 613
commandments.

A preeminent expert >from the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard
discovered ten lists of looted items >from French libraries by the
Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), a task force headed by the Nazi
ideologue Alfred Rosenberg. The ERR took over 6,000 books >from libraries
and archives all over Europe. Hundreds of thousands of records >from the task
force have been posted to a website located at:
https://www.errproject.org/guide.php . This is funded by the Claims
Conference. The National Library of Israel has helped in cataloging and
identifying the books stolen >from Croatia and made the lists accessible to
those who speak Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish and more.

To read the New York Times article on this see:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/arts/nazi-loot-on-library-shelves.html

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President JGS Tulsa for sharing with us the
information on the New York Times article .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hunt for Millions of Books Stolen By Nazis #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Similar to art looting by the Nazis, millions of books were also stolen by
Nazis during World War ll. The search for books has recently intensified
driven by researchers in America and Europe who have developed a road map
to track the stolen books. Some were hiding in plain sight on library
shelves. This will be a monumental task. In Germany, the Central and
Regional Library suspect that one-third of the 3.5 million books have been
looted by the Nazis. Many of the looted books were recovered after the war
ended up in a depot outside Frankfurt, Germany , the Offenbach Archival
Depot, where the US Army "Monuments Men" attempted to process them for
return-mostly to the countries of origin. The director of the depot arranged
for the books stolen >from a "prominent European Yiddish organization in
Vilna", to be shipped to New York City where they are now at YIVO. Other
books reside in Russia which has been resistant to efforts to have the books
returned.

Libraries in Germany have returned 15,000 books. However, many which were
marked with a "J" for Judenbucher-Jewish books were changed following the
war to G for Geshenk for gifts. The German Lost Art Foundation publishes
descriptions of books with photos when their owners cannot be located See:
https://www.kulturgutverluste.de/Webs/EN/Start/Index.html Click on menu bar
and then go to databases. Austrian libraries have returned 15,000 books.

Over the past ten years in Germany and Austria the libraries have returned
30,000 books to 600 owners, heirs and institutions. As an example of the
wealth of these books, last year the University of Potsdam library returned
a 16th century volume to the family of its owner -the owner was murdered in
a concentration camp. The book explained the fundamentals of the Torah's 613
commandments.

A preeminent expert >from the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard
discovered ten lists of looted items >from French libraries by the
Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), a task force headed by the Nazi
ideologue Alfred Rosenberg. The ERR took over 6,000 books >from libraries
and archives all over Europe. Hundreds of thousands of records >from the task
force have been posted to a website located at:
https://www.errproject.org/guide.php . This is funded by the Claims
Conference. The National Library of Israel has helped in cataloging and
identifying the books stolen >from Croatia and made the lists accessible to
those who speak Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish and more.

To read the New York Times article on this see:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/arts/nazi-loot-on-library-shelves.html

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President JGS Tulsa for sharing with us the
information on the New York Times article .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Researching Grodno records #belarus

Ed Schinik <eschinik@...>
 

Can anyone tell of their experiences working with a researcher on the
records listed by RTR Foundation for the town of Grodno ? Additionally
any recommendations for researchers in that region would be appreciated.


Thanks
Ed Schinik

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Researching Grodno records #belarus

Ed Schinik <eschinik@...>
 

Can anyone tell of their experiences working with a researcher on the
records listed by RTR Foundation for the town of Grodno ? Additionally
any recommendations for researchers in that region would be appreciated.


Thanks
Ed Schinik

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Searching: POTASHNICK from Velozhin #belarus

Stephen Diamond <diamondesllc@...>
 

My grandmother Ida POTASHNICK and her family emigrated >from Velozhin
to the US in the late 19th century. I am planning a trip to Velozhin
in September 2019 and am interested in any information related to the
POTASHNICK family that might be of interest to me on my trip. In
addition, short of that, is there any advise on does and don't on my
trip. I will be using a JHRG tour guide.

Thank you,

Steve Diamond
New York


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: POTASHNICK from Velozhin #belarus

Stephen Diamond <diamondesllc@...>
 

My grandmother Ida POTASHNICK and her family emigrated >from Velozhin
to the US in the late 19th century. I am planning a trip to Velozhin
in September 2019 and am interested in any information related to the
POTASHNICK family that might be of interest to me on my trip. In
addition, short of that, is there any advise on does and don't on my
trip. I will be using a JHRG tour guide.

Thank you,

Steve Diamond
New York


Looking for volunteers to Index books for Yizkor Books In Print Project #general

Joel Alpert
 

If you can index files in MS Word, please help us with indexing of
newly translated books for the Yizkor Books In Print Project. This is
a JewishGen project.

We would really appreciate the help,

Please email to YBIP@jewishgen.org

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books in Print Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for volunteers to Index books for Yizkor Books In Print Project #general

Joel Alpert
 

If you can index files in MS Word, please help us with indexing of
newly translated books for the Yizkor Books In Print Project. This is
a JewishGen project.

We would really appreciate the help,

Please email to YBIP@jewishgen.org

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books in Print Project


Re: Need help to find the book: "Juden in Bedburg an der Erft" #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Steven Marc Jaron sjaron@gmail.com asked for help obtaining a copy of
a Jewish Community History book.
"Juden in Bedburg an der Erft" by Gerd Friedt.
This title isn't included in the
list of such books at the GerSIG Website:
https://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities.htm

===============

It looks as if this book was self-published, so it may not be for sale
on sites like Amazon. Also, it was published in 1998, 20 years ago, so
it may be sold out. However, you might want to contact some of the
libraries listed on Worldcat.org as owning this book to see if they
can give you the address >from which they ordered it. If you aren't
familiar with WorldCat, contact me and I'll give you information about
searching it.

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Need help to find the book: "Juden in Bedburg an der Erft" #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Steven Marc Jaron sjaron@gmail.com asked for help obtaining a copy of
a Jewish Community History book.
"Juden in Bedburg an der Erft" by Gerd Friedt.
This title isn't included in the
list of such books at the GerSIG Website:
https://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities.htm

===============

It looks as if this book was self-published, so it may not be for sale
on sites like Amazon. Also, it was published in 1998, 20 years ago, so
it may be sold out. However, you might want to contact some of the
libraries listed on Worldcat.org as owning this book to see if they
can give you the address >from which they ordered it. If you aren't
familiar with WorldCat, contact me and I'll give you information about
searching it.

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com


[upper West Side Manhattan] NYC High School 1905 #usa

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I'm trying to determine which high school my grandfather and siblings
might have attended in New York City in 1905. They lived at 138 W96 st.
in Manhattan. Does anyone know of any maps that would show the locations
of high schools in the area? Or maybe your ancestor lived nearby and you
know which one they attended?

Thank you for any guidance you can provide.

Jerry Zeisler, Portland, Oregon USA jzeisler@email.com


Early American SIG #USA [upper West Side Manhattan] NYC High School 1905 #usa

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I'm trying to determine which high school my grandfather and siblings
might have attended in New York City in 1905. They lived at 138 W96 st.
in Manhattan. Does anyone know of any maps that would show the locations
of high schools in the area? Or maybe your ancestor lived nearby and you
know which one they attended?

Thank you for any guidance you can provide.

Jerry Zeisler, Portland, Oregon USA jzeisler@email.com


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #usa

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Early American SIG #USA Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #usa

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair

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