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SITE CITE - Finding school graduates #germany

Alice Josephs
 

dani_inbar@hotmail.com wrote: I wonder if there are classmates of Ari KANNER
born 1920 >from Koenig Albert Gymnasium and later Carlebach Jwish Hghscool Leipzig.
=====
While appreciating many do not have fond memories of some schoolmates,
anybody seeking information on schools and classmates may find the
following "Friends Reunited" Site useful.

http://www.freundedirekt.de/

This has free registration and you can search by name of school. If you
find someone has registered with the site whom you want to contact, you
have to pay a fee to get the email address but I know the fees on the
British site are reasonable.

Alice Josephs London UK See my family tree at
http://http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Finding school graduates #germany

Alice Josephs
 

dani_inbar@hotmail.com wrote: I wonder if there are classmates of Ari KANNER
born 1920 >from Koenig Albert Gymnasium and later Carlebach Jwish Hghscool Leipzig.
=====
While appreciating many do not have fond memories of some schoolmates,
anybody seeking information on schools and classmates may find the
following "Friends Reunited" Site useful.

http://www.freundedirekt.de/

This has free registration and you can search by name of school. If you
find someone has registered with the site whom you want to contact, you
have to pay a fee to get the email address but I know the fees on the
British site are reasonable.

Alice Josephs London UK See my family tree at
http://http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice


More KRASNAPOLSKI #general

Irene Levita <mimosa@...>
 

Yesterday I wrote that Krasnapolski was a theater in Amsterdam. I made a
mistake, the theater is called Tushinski, but there is a beautiful hotel
KRASNAPOLSKI in Amsterdam, still in existance. The fact that a man with
the name KRASNAPOLSKI lived in Amsterdam is still correct.
I apologize for my mix-up.


Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Rabbi Heschel's daughter is a professor at Dartmouth
College in Hanover,New Hampshire.Her contact address
may be found on the College's website.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More KRASNAPOLSKI #general

Irene Levita <mimosa@...>
 

Yesterday I wrote that Krasnapolski was a theater in Amsterdam. I made a
mistake, the theater is called Tushinski, but there is a beautiful hotel
KRASNAPOLSKI in Amsterdam, still in existance. The fact that a man with
the name KRASNAPOLSKI lived in Amsterdam is still correct.
I apologize for my mix-up.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Rabbi Heschel's daughter is a professor at Dartmouth
College in Hanover,New Hampshire.Her contact address
may be found on the College's website.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Re: US passport applications #general

John Hoenig
 

Nina Bunin wrote:

"I was recently told by the State Dept that a copy of my grandmother's
U.S. passport application would cost ca. $50. I know that after
emigrating to the U.S., she returned to Russia to visit family more
than once. Does anyone know what kind of info is contained in this
kind of application -- is it worth $50?"

The answer is a definite maybe. The potential is great. First, however, we
should note that if the application was filed in or before 1923 we should
contact the National Archives. They have indexes that we can search
ourselves. After 1923, we must have the State Department search its
indexes (which go up to the present). Also, note that in the past
passports were valid for short periods of time (e.g., 6 months or a year)
so that there may be several applications.

I found a passport application for a relative >from 1911 and was
disappointed. The information on arrival in America and on naturalization
wasn't very accurate. But, I found an application for another relative
from 1922 which was fabulous. There was a photo of my relative and his
wife, and the application contained the date he immigrated to the US, the
port of departure, and the date and court of his naturalization. It said
he wished to visit his ailing mother in Jablonow and he wished to visit
Denmark, Danzig, and the British Isles. It also indicated his father Judah
was already deceased by 1922.

In general, the more recent the application, the more information it is
likely to contain.

In Nina's case, she needs to consider the time period. If it's before 1924
there are much cheaper ways to find the information. If after 1923, she'll
have to pay the State Department fees but she might get quite a bit of
information, especially because multiple trips may imply multiple
applications.

Readers may wish to view an article I wrote for Family Chronicle
entitled "the Immigration - Naturalization Circle" which I've posted on my
webpage. It describes a variety of ways to find information on an
ancestor's immigration and naturalization, including use of passport
applications.

The link is:

http://www.fisheries.vims.edu/hoenig/professor.html

Once you get to that page, click on Immigration - Naturalization Circle
(second article listed).

Check out also the NARA (National Archives) site for "Passport
Applications":

www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/research_topics/passport_applicati
ons.html

(The above is a long address - make sure you copy all of it and paste it
into your browser as one line).

John Hoenig
Williamsburg,
VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: US passport applications #general

John Hoenig
 

Nina Bunin wrote:

"I was recently told by the State Dept that a copy of my grandmother's
U.S. passport application would cost ca. $50. I know that after
emigrating to the U.S., she returned to Russia to visit family more
than once. Does anyone know what kind of info is contained in this
kind of application -- is it worth $50?"

The answer is a definite maybe. The potential is great. First, however, we
should note that if the application was filed in or before 1923 we should
contact the National Archives. They have indexes that we can search
ourselves. After 1923, we must have the State Department search its
indexes (which go up to the present). Also, note that in the past
passports were valid for short periods of time (e.g., 6 months or a year)
so that there may be several applications.

I found a passport application for a relative >from 1911 and was
disappointed. The information on arrival in America and on naturalization
wasn't very accurate. But, I found an application for another relative
from 1922 which was fabulous. There was a photo of my relative and his
wife, and the application contained the date he immigrated to the US, the
port of departure, and the date and court of his naturalization. It said
he wished to visit his ailing mother in Jablonow and he wished to visit
Denmark, Danzig, and the British Isles. It also indicated his father Judah
was already deceased by 1922.

In general, the more recent the application, the more information it is
likely to contain.

In Nina's case, she needs to consider the time period. If it's before 1924
there are much cheaper ways to find the information. If after 1923, she'll
have to pay the State Department fees but she might get quite a bit of
information, especially because multiple trips may imply multiple
applications.

Readers may wish to view an article I wrote for Family Chronicle
entitled "the Immigration - Naturalization Circle" which I've posted on my
webpage. It describes a variety of ways to find information on an
ancestor's immigration and naturalization, including use of passport
applications.

The link is:

http://www.fisheries.vims.edu/hoenig/professor.html

Once you get to that page, click on Immigration - Naturalization Circle
(second article listed).

Check out also the NARA (National Archives) site for "Passport
Applications":

www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/research_topics/passport_applicati
ons.html

(The above is a long address - make sure you copy all of it and paste it
into your browser as one line).

John Hoenig
Williamsburg,
VA


Re: Treblinka victims #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

ewiner@netvision.net.il wrote:

Shalom Friends ,
I was informed by a friend that it`s possible to achieve data about
victims of the Treblinka concentration camp through German sources
and obtain exact date of death.
I`ve spent several hours of searching without result.
Has anyone any information ?
It regards my grandparents who were transported >from Radomsko,Poland
to Treblinka in 1942.
Have a nice Shabbat
Eli Winer
ewiner@netvision.net.il
Hi,

I don't think that is the case. Most people at Treblinka were murdered
the same day they arrived. Only a very small number perhaps 350 or so
at any given time were used as slave laborers to run the death camp.
There was no other slave labor there. Often the Nazis keept records of
slave laborers because they were like property, and one keeps records of
their property? And sometimes there are records of transports, but I
don't think there is the kind of information your friend suggests >from
Treblinka.

Anyway if you find out anything different I would be very interested to
know because I suspect that scores of my relatives were murdered at
Treblinka. I visited the place in 2001. It's off the beaten path in a
pretty remote area. There is essentially nothing left of the camp. Not
like Auschwitz where there is a lot of stuff left. The memorial at
Treblinka is appropriate, but I think the historical site there is
severely lacking. There seems to be almost no effort on the site to put
the place into context and "use" it as an educational tool in the way
that I am accustomed to there in America, at Civil War battle fields for
instance. The Treblinka site seems to me to be very underdeveloped if
that is the right word.

If anyone is interested in more about Treblinka. Here is a link to my
Treblinka page.

http://www.zabludow.com/treblinka.html

Tilford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Treblinka victims #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

ewiner@netvision.net.il wrote:

Shalom Friends ,
I was informed by a friend that it`s possible to achieve data about
victims of the Treblinka concentration camp through German sources
and obtain exact date of death.
I`ve spent several hours of searching without result.
Has anyone any information ?
It regards my grandparents who were transported >from Radomsko,Poland
to Treblinka in 1942.
Have a nice Shabbat
Eli Winer
ewiner@netvision.net.il
Hi,

I don't think that is the case. Most people at Treblinka were murdered
the same day they arrived. Only a very small number perhaps 350 or so
at any given time were used as slave laborers to run the death camp.
There was no other slave labor there. Often the Nazis keept records of
slave laborers because they were like property, and one keeps records of
their property? And sometimes there are records of transports, but I
don't think there is the kind of information your friend suggests >from
Treblinka.

Anyway if you find out anything different I would be very interested to
know because I suspect that scores of my relatives were murdered at
Treblinka. I visited the place in 2001. It's off the beaten path in a
pretty remote area. There is essentially nothing left of the camp. Not
like Auschwitz where there is a lot of stuff left. The memorial at
Treblinka is appropriate, but I think the historical site there is
severely lacking. There seems to be almost no effort on the site to put
the place into context and "use" it as an educational tool in the way
that I am accustomed to there in America, at Civil War battle fields for
instance. The Treblinka site seems to me to be very underdeveloped if
that is the right word.

If anyone is interested in more about Treblinka. Here is a link to my
Treblinka page.

http://www.zabludow.com/treblinka.html

Tilford


Kis Varda/Hungary Cemetery Restoration #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I am posting this message on behalf of the Heritage Foundation for the
Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC), a Brooklyn, New York-based
non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of abandoned and
neglected Jewish cemeteries throughout Eastern Europe. Since 1999 they have
restored over twenty cemeteries in Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania and
Yugoslavia. In November, 2003, they began work on the cemetery in Kis
Varda, Hungary. After a winter hiatus, the work will resume.

A brief history of this cemetery:

Several years ago, a beautiful gate was built in front of the grounds by
descendants of those buried there. In years' past, the internal section
wasn’t in terrible shape because, for several decades, many descendants had
privately maintained the gravestones of their ancestors. Unfortunately, as
time went by, these numbers shrank, and many graves were abandoned and
neglected. The general condition deteriorated and as of last summer the
rear section of the cemetery had no protection at all, being completely open
to the public. Overgrowth encroached on many stones, and others were
missing, toppled, broken or sunken.

When the HFPJC learned of these problems, they appealed to Kis Varda
descendants via advertisement in the local papers. After getting a positive
response, they hired local contractors and commenced the reconstruction.
(Gaining the cooperation of the town's mayor and the local workers is
essential to any cemetery restoration and maintenance effort.) So far they
have erected a new concrete gate in one section and righted over 700
tombstones. When work recommences they hope to accomplish the following in
a two to four month period:

A. Erect two more fences, to the right and left of the recently erected one
B. Where necessary, re-erect the tombstones atop foundations so as to ensure
their long-time preservation.
C. Rewrite the tombstones to obtain maximum legibility.*

* The cemetery contains over 1,200 headstones! Many of the stones, due to
the wear and tear of time and nature, have inscriptions that are extremely
difficult to read. The HFPJC is now spreading the word about this project
so that the families and ancestors of anyone buried there can get in touch
with them and provide information on the Hebrew name of the deceased,
parents’ names, date of death, etc. to assist their workers in accurately
identifying and rewriting the lettering on the stones. (Although they can
only re-write--usually in black ink--in the same, original language on each
marker.)

This information will be added to the Pinkes book (Kis Varda Burial Registry
from 1875 - 1965)) which has already been donated to JewishGen's JOWBR
database. (It is not yet available online, but is due to be uploaded
shortly, we've been told.)

Additionally (and importantly!) any specific suggestions about techniques
for making worn down or disappearing engravings more readable, would be most
welcomed.

Please contact Ms. Toby Mendlowitz, Assistant Director/HFPJC with
information on burials in this cemetery, or suggestions on working with
headstones, privately at:

gen@jewishcemeterypreservation.org

(...unless, of course, you think your information would be of interest to
the group.)

If you are interested in receiving photographs of their ongoing work in Kis
Varda, please contact *me* directly. In the near future we will post
information on the cemeteries they have restored in the past and those that
have been submitted for future consideration, along with a status report on
current restorations.

They look forward to receiving all suggestions, assistance and feedback in
helping them with the completion of this ambitious and worthy project.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kis Varda/Hungary Cemetery Restoration #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I am posting this message on behalf of the Heritage Foundation for the
Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC), a Brooklyn, New York-based
non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of abandoned and
neglected Jewish cemeteries throughout Eastern Europe. Since 1999 they have
restored over twenty cemeteries in Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania and
Yugoslavia. In November, 2003, they began work on the cemetery in Kis
Varda, Hungary. After a winter hiatus, the work will resume.

A brief history of this cemetery:

Several years ago, a beautiful gate was built in front of the grounds by
descendants of those buried there. In years' past, the internal section
wasn’t in terrible shape because, for several decades, many descendants had
privately maintained the gravestones of their ancestors. Unfortunately, as
time went by, these numbers shrank, and many graves were abandoned and
neglected. The general condition deteriorated and as of last summer the
rear section of the cemetery had no protection at all, being completely open
to the public. Overgrowth encroached on many stones, and others were
missing, toppled, broken or sunken.

When the HFPJC learned of these problems, they appealed to Kis Varda
descendants via advertisement in the local papers. After getting a positive
response, they hired local contractors and commenced the reconstruction.
(Gaining the cooperation of the town's mayor and the local workers is
essential to any cemetery restoration and maintenance effort.) So far they
have erected a new concrete gate in one section and righted over 700
tombstones. When work recommences they hope to accomplish the following in
a two to four month period:

A. Erect two more fences, to the right and left of the recently erected one
B. Where necessary, re-erect the tombstones atop foundations so as to ensure
their long-time preservation.
C. Rewrite the tombstones to obtain maximum legibility.*

* The cemetery contains over 1,200 headstones! Many of the stones, due to
the wear and tear of time and nature, have inscriptions that are extremely
difficult to read. The HFPJC is now spreading the word about this project
so that the families and ancestors of anyone buried there can get in touch
with them and provide information on the Hebrew name of the deceased,
parents’ names, date of death, etc. to assist their workers in accurately
identifying and rewriting the lettering on the stones. (Although they can
only re-write--usually in black ink--in the same, original language on each
marker.)

This information will be added to the Pinkes book (Kis Varda Burial Registry
from 1875 - 1965)) which has already been donated to JewishGen's JOWBR
database. (It is not yet available online, but is due to be uploaded
shortly, we've been told.)

Additionally (and importantly!) any specific suggestions about techniques
for making worn down or disappearing engravings more readable, would be most
welcomed.

Please contact Ms. Toby Mendlowitz, Assistant Director/HFPJC with
information on burials in this cemetery, or suggestions on working with
headstones, privately at:

gen@jewishcemeterypreservation.org

(...unless, of course, you think your information would be of interest to
the group.)

If you are interested in receiving photographs of their ongoing work in Kis
Varda, please contact *me* directly. In the near future we will post
information on the cemeteries they have restored in the past and those that
have been submitted for future consideration, along with a status report on
current restorations.

They look forward to receiving all suggestions, assistance and feedback in
helping them with the completion of this ambitious and worthy project.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Addition of a 7th Digit to the Israeli Cellular Numbers and Consolidation #general

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

For those JewishGenners who place telephone calls to or within Israel,
there are some changes being made.

On Tuesday April 20th 2004 an extra digit will be added to the
cellular numbers. >from such time and until October 31st
2004 it will be possible to place a call by dialing either the new or old
numbers. As of November 1st 2004 the use of the old numbers will be
discontinued.

The full announcement can be viewed at:
http://www.moc.gov.il/new/documents/numbering_21.5.03.pdf (English)
or
http://israel.gov.il/cellular.asp (Hebrew)

Jean-Pierre Stroweis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Addition of a 7th Digit to the Israeli Cellular Numbers and Consolidation #general

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

For those JewishGenners who place telephone calls to or within Israel,
there are some changes being made.

On Tuesday April 20th 2004 an extra digit will be added to the
cellular numbers. >from such time and until October 31st
2004 it will be possible to place a call by dialing either the new or old
numbers. As of November 1st 2004 the use of the old numbers will be
discontinued.

The full announcement can be viewed at:
http://www.moc.gov.il/new/documents/numbering_21.5.03.pdf (English)
or
http://israel.gov.il/cellular.asp (Hebrew)

Jean-Pierre Stroweis


Architect Egon RISS #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about the genealogy of the architect Egon RISS?

The late head of cardiology at Rambam Hospital (Haifa), Egon RISS, was a
PIKHOLZ descendant and his widow tells me that he was related to the architect by
the same name.

Since Prof Riss' surname was >from his Pickholz grandmother, I want to see if the
architect might fit into the Pikholz families as well.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Architect Egon RISS #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about the genealogy of the architect Egon RISS?

The late head of cardiology at Rambam Hospital (Haifa), Egon RISS, was a
PIKHOLZ descendant and his widow tells me that he was related to the architect by
the same name.

Since Prof Riss' surname was >from his Pickholz grandmother, I want to see if the
architect might fit into the Pikholz families as well.

Israel Pickholtz


Question on Galician (Stanislowow) records and language #general

Lee Markiewicz <leemark@...>
 

I have ordered records >from JRI Poland for records of Stanislowow circa
1880-1895. My understanding is this was Galicia then and under Austrian
rule. Would the vital records be in German?

-Lee Markiewicz
Endicott, NY
leemark@stny.rr.com


Researching:

Germany:
ROSENBAUM - Hannover, Warburg, Kassel; BONWITT - Hannover, Rodenberg, other
JACOBOWITZ - Lautenberg, Prussia (now Lidzbark, Poland); HOFFMEYER - Dransfeld,
Warburg; LOWENHEIM & HAMMERSCHLAG - Mielenhausen, Kreis Hannoversch-Munden
BERLINER - Rodenberg, Hannover

Austria period Galicia: GERBER - Stanislowow, Tysmieniczany; PFIFFER - same towns


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question on Galician (Stanislowow) records and language #general

Lee Markiewicz <leemark@...>
 

I have ordered records >from JRI Poland for records of Stanislowow circa
1880-1895. My understanding is this was Galicia then and under Austrian
rule. Would the vital records be in German?

-Lee Markiewicz
Endicott, NY
leemark@stny.rr.com


Researching:

Germany:
ROSENBAUM - Hannover, Warburg, Kassel; BONWITT - Hannover, Rodenberg, other
JACOBOWITZ - Lautenberg, Prussia (now Lidzbark, Poland); HOFFMEYER - Dransfeld,
Warburg; LOWENHEIM & HAMMERSCHLAG - Mielenhausen, Kreis Hannoversch-Munden
BERLINER - Rodenberg, Hannover

Austria period Galicia: GERBER - Stanislowow, Tysmieniczany; PFIFFER - same towns


Possible Rabbi #general

Joan Krieger <kriegz@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Perhaps someone can explain a mystery I am having. I have a photo album that
was created by my Grandfather. In it there is a picture of one of my
ggg-grandfather. His name was Emanuel PHILIPS 1796-1878 born in Rheinberg.
Under this caption it says Rabbi *Mendele*. Supposedly we did have a Rabbi in
the family ,any ideas?
Thanks
Joan Krieger
Smithtown NY
kriegz@optonline.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please also consider
searching the information available at RavSIG:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Possible Rabbi #general

Joan Krieger <kriegz@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Perhaps someone can explain a mystery I am having. I have a photo album that
was created by my Grandfather. In it there is a picture of one of my
ggg-grandfather. His name was Emanuel PHILIPS 1796-1878 born in Rheinberg.
Under this caption it says Rabbi *Mendele*. Supposedly we did have a Rabbi in
the family ,any ideas?
Thanks
Joan Krieger
Smithtown NY
kriegz@optonline.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please also consider
searching the information available at RavSIG:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/