Date   

Annual International Child Survivors Conference - August 25 –28, 2006 #general

felicia zieff
 

Remembrance and Reunion: A Celebration of Life
Annual International Child Survivors Conference
August 25 – 28, 2006
Dearborn, Michigan

A note >from C.H.A.I.M.-Children of Holocaust-Survivors
Association In Michigan
(WWW.CHAIM2G.ORG)

The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors wishes
to invite all 2nd and 3rd Generation to attend this
incredible gathering. As you can see >from the list of
activities, we have all worked very hard to bring you
important, interesting, and high quality workshops,
panels, and lectures. There will be opportunities for
networking, meeting and making new friends, learning
and sharing, as well as entertainment. We hope you
will attend the Conference and we will make every
effort to make the Conference meaningful and enjoyable
for you. Religious services will be available.

Keynote Speakers: Helen Epstein, Michael Berenbaum
Tentative Programs
Workshops:
Who Are We? Our Similarities and Our Differences
The Sandwiched Generation: Our Aging Parents, Our
Children, Ourselves
Where Do We Go >from Here?
2G and 3G Networking, Spouses programs
Lectures, Panels, and Presentations:
·Speaking Effectively About the Holocaust
·Needy Survivors -What Are We Doing to Help?
·Our Literature: Child Survivors and the Second
Generation
·How Are we Doing: An Overview >from Survivors and
Descendants
·After Liberation; Israel; Genealogy; Christians and
the Holocaust: 60 Years Later
·Memoir Writing, and Many Others

Registration Cost: $300. Day passes are available for
local participants.

Applications at: www.wfjcsh.org. For information
email: Holocaustchild@comcast.net or call
1-248-932-1834. Advanced registration required. No
registration at the door. For Hotel Reservations,
call Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 800-233-1234 or
313-593-1234 Special room rates available for
reservations made by August 10: $79 per night.

In order to facilitate those attending, the conference
organizers would like to help with transportation to
and >from the airport. Please let them know your
flight information (arrival and departure times).
Send this information to: Holocaustchild@comcast.net
Note: The important exhibition entitled The Jews of
Czestochowa: Coexistence-Holocaust-Memory will be in
Detroit, Michigan during the World Federation
Conference.

Felicia P. Zieff
Association of Descendants of the Shoah - Illinois, Inc.
http://adsillinois.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zloczew/zloczew.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Annual International Child Survivors Conference - August 25 –28, 2006 #general

felicia zieff
 

Remembrance and Reunion: A Celebration of Life
Annual International Child Survivors Conference
August 25 – 28, 2006
Dearborn, Michigan

A note >from C.H.A.I.M.-Children of Holocaust-Survivors
Association In Michigan
(WWW.CHAIM2G.ORG)

The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors wishes
to invite all 2nd and 3rd Generation to attend this
incredible gathering. As you can see >from the list of
activities, we have all worked very hard to bring you
important, interesting, and high quality workshops,
panels, and lectures. There will be opportunities for
networking, meeting and making new friends, learning
and sharing, as well as entertainment. We hope you
will attend the Conference and we will make every
effort to make the Conference meaningful and enjoyable
for you. Religious services will be available.

Keynote Speakers: Helen Epstein, Michael Berenbaum
Tentative Programs
Workshops:
Who Are We? Our Similarities and Our Differences
The Sandwiched Generation: Our Aging Parents, Our
Children, Ourselves
Where Do We Go >from Here?
2G and 3G Networking, Spouses programs
Lectures, Panels, and Presentations:
·Speaking Effectively About the Holocaust
·Needy Survivors -What Are We Doing to Help?
·Our Literature: Child Survivors and the Second
Generation
·How Are we Doing: An Overview >from Survivors and
Descendants
·After Liberation; Israel; Genealogy; Christians and
the Holocaust: 60 Years Later
·Memoir Writing, and Many Others

Registration Cost: $300. Day passes are available for
local participants.

Applications at: www.wfjcsh.org. For information
email: Holocaustchild@comcast.net or call
1-248-932-1834. Advanced registration required. No
registration at the door. For Hotel Reservations,
call Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 800-233-1234 or
313-593-1234 Special room rates available for
reservations made by August 10: $79 per night.

In order to facilitate those attending, the conference
organizers would like to help with transportation to
and >from the airport. Please let them know your
flight information (arrival and departure times).
Send this information to: Holocaustchild@comcast.net
Note: The important exhibition entitled The Jews of
Czestochowa: Coexistence-Holocaust-Memory will be in
Detroit, Michigan during the World Federation
Conference.

Felicia P. Zieff
Association of Descendants of the Shoah - Illinois, Inc.
http://adsillinois.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zloczew/zloczew.html


SCHUSTER- Frankfurt am Main- "Juedische Hocharistokratie" #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

In a family history that I am presently transcribing
from handwritten German, a distant cousin of my
mother’s, Heinrich (later, Henry) BERGMANN (1831,
Dittenheim – 1866, Aliwal North) is described. The
description contains the following : “Er muss eine
nicht nur gescheite, ja brillante Persönlichkeit
gewesen sein. So sehr, dass er eine Frau der jüdischen
Hocharistokratie heiraten konnte, eine geborene Schuster“.

The lucky bride was Charlotte Jenny SCHUSTER, born
25th Sept 1837, in Frankfurt-am-Main. Her parents were
Beer Lazarus SCHUSTER and Sara née BONN.

I would like to know:
1. More about this SCHUSTER family
2. When Charlotte died
3. Whether she re-married after Henry BERGMANN died,
and if so were there any children >from a second or
subsequent marriage.

Furthermore, I am curious to know why the writer of
the family history should have considered Henry’s
bride to have been part of the ’jüdischen
Hocharistokratie’.

Any help with these matters will greatly assist my
research, and will be gratefully accepted.

Best wishes to all from,
Adam Yamey, London, UK <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk.>


German SIG #Germany SCHUSTER- Frankfurt am Main- "Juedische Hocharistokratie" #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

In a family history that I am presently transcribing
from handwritten German, a distant cousin of my
mother’s, Heinrich (later, Henry) BERGMANN (1831,
Dittenheim – 1866, Aliwal North) is described. The
description contains the following : “Er muss eine
nicht nur gescheite, ja brillante Persönlichkeit
gewesen sein. So sehr, dass er eine Frau der jüdischen
Hocharistokratie heiraten konnte, eine geborene Schuster“.

The lucky bride was Charlotte Jenny SCHUSTER, born
25th Sept 1837, in Frankfurt-am-Main. Her parents were
Beer Lazarus SCHUSTER and Sara née BONN.

I would like to know:
1. More about this SCHUSTER family
2. When Charlotte died
3. Whether she re-married after Henry BERGMANN died,
and if so were there any children >from a second or
subsequent marriage.

Furthermore, I am curious to know why the writer of
the family history should have considered Henry’s
bride to have been part of the ’jüdischen
Hocharistokratie’.

Any help with these matters will greatly assist my
research, and will be gratefully accepted.

Best wishes to all from,
Adam Yamey, London, UK <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk.>


Names of people killed in Starobin, Minsk in 1941 #belarus

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Yad Vashem has just published many documents on their website, =
pertaining to what happened to jews during the years of the Holocaust. =
The documents cannot be searched by name, but there are other options.

I entered Starobin, and obtained a 14 page document of Jews killed in =
Starobin in 1941. Only one problem - it's in Russian and I don't read =
Russian. I know some of the alphabet, but not enough.

I was hoping someone could assist me: I am looking for relatives name =
RUBNICZ (or RUBNITZ or RUBNITS) on the list. Also, what are the titles =
of the various columns.

Here is the URL:

http://www.yadvashem.org/lwp/workplace/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_3N7/.cmd/acd/.a=
r/sa.myAction/.c/6_0_288/.ce/7_0_3T5/.p/5_0_2E8
[MODERATOR NOTE: If you have a firewall, you must disable it before trying to search
anything at Yad Vashem--URL not able to be checked by Moderator]
Thank you,

Shoshana L. Boublil
Ramat Gan, Israel

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN; SHERESHEVSKY; OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; =
SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH.


Meaning of ha Levi and significance to Rabbinic research #rabbinic

Jeff Miller
 

I have come across cemetery information about the following individual
who I believe to be related who passed away in January 1946.

Meyer FINKELSTEIN
Meir Leib b. Shmuel Yitzhak Ha Levi and Fruma Chaikel. He died at age
77 and is buried in what I believe is a family plot in Mt. Zion.

Meyer (Mayer) FINKELSTEIN and wife Jennie had daughters Bess GOLDMAN,
Esther GARDNER, Anna ELIAS, Martha KODISH, Charles and Harry
FINKELSTEIN. I believe Meyr (Mayer) arrived in New York in 1893.

My question is, What is the meaning of "ha Levi" and what if any is
its significance to Rabbinic research?

Thank you for responding to what may well be a very naive question.

Researching: FINKELSTEIN, LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH (YUDELOWITZ), VAINER
(WIENER), VAISMAN (WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN), BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT,
SPEKTOR/SPECTOR, RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ, ABARBANEL/BARBANEL, and others
from Panevezys, Kaunas, Sirvintos, Seta, Vilijampole/Slobodka,
Lithuania, and around the world.

Jeff Miller
Washington DC/Maryland subrurbs


Belarus SIG #Belarus Names of people killed in Starobin, Minsk in 1941 #belarus

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Yad Vashem has just published many documents on their website, =
pertaining to what happened to jews during the years of the Holocaust. =
The documents cannot be searched by name, but there are other options.

I entered Starobin, and obtained a 14 page document of Jews killed in =
Starobin in 1941. Only one problem - it's in Russian and I don't read =
Russian. I know some of the alphabet, but not enough.

I was hoping someone could assist me: I am looking for relatives name =
RUBNICZ (or RUBNITZ or RUBNITS) on the list. Also, what are the titles =
of the various columns.

Here is the URL:

http://www.yadvashem.org/lwp/workplace/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_3N7/.cmd/acd/.a=
r/sa.myAction/.c/6_0_288/.ce/7_0_3T5/.p/5_0_2E8
[MODERATOR NOTE: If you have a firewall, you must disable it before trying to search
anything at Yad Vashem--URL not able to be checked by Moderator]
Thank you,

Shoshana L. Boublil
Ramat Gan, Israel

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN; SHERESHEVSKY; OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; =
SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Meaning of ha Levi and significance to Rabbinic research #rabbinic

Jeff Miller
 

I have come across cemetery information about the following individual
who I believe to be related who passed away in January 1946.

Meyer FINKELSTEIN
Meir Leib b. Shmuel Yitzhak Ha Levi and Fruma Chaikel. He died at age
77 and is buried in what I believe is a family plot in Mt. Zion.

Meyer (Mayer) FINKELSTEIN and wife Jennie had daughters Bess GOLDMAN,
Esther GARDNER, Anna ELIAS, Martha KODISH, Charles and Harry
FINKELSTEIN. I believe Meyr (Mayer) arrived in New York in 1893.

My question is, What is the meaning of "ha Levi" and what if any is
its significance to Rabbinic research?

Thank you for responding to what may well be a very naive question.

Researching: FINKELSTEIN, LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH (YUDELOWITZ), VAINER
(WIENER), VAISMAN (WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN), BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT,
SPEKTOR/SPECTOR, RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ, ABARBANEL/BARBANEL, and others
from Panevezys, Kaunas, Sirvintos, Seta, Vilijampole/Slobodka,
Lithuania, and around the world.

Jeff Miller
Washington DC/Maryland subrurbs


Beuthen births - naming practices #germany

buckidstein@...
 

The term Vaterschaft is not restricted to Jewish births, as Fritz Neubauer
already pointed out. At a time when everybody had to apply for a permission to
marry and licences were often denied, illegitimate births were no exceptions.

When copying 19th century civil registers I again and again note that in
the same region such births were a recurring feature in only some localities
among Jews, Catholics an Protestants throughout the century. If there were
none among the members of the religious majority, none can be found among the
minority.

When an unmarried womon gave birth to a child, the person who kept the civil
register tried to find out the father. Only when a man openly confessed to
be the father, his name was entered.

Every child got the mother's family name. When she married, mother and child
adopted her husband's family name. If she married the child's father, its
birth was "legitimiert". The child's birth was no longer illegitimate. If,
however, the child was Jewish and the traditional Jewish patronymic name giving
system still existed, difficulties arose for the Christian state officer. In
many cases the child received the mother's patronymic as a sort of family name
or one of the father's names or the grandfather's patronymic was added to the
given name.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Hesse, Germany buckidstein@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Beuthen births - naming practices #germany

buckidstein@...
 

The term Vaterschaft is not restricted to Jewish births, as Fritz Neubauer
already pointed out. At a time when everybody had to apply for a permission to
marry and licences were often denied, illegitimate births were no exceptions.

When copying 19th century civil registers I again and again note that in
the same region such births were a recurring feature in only some localities
among Jews, Catholics an Protestants throughout the century. If there were
none among the members of the religious majority, none can be found among the
minority.

When an unmarried womon gave birth to a child, the person who kept the civil
register tried to find out the father. Only when a man openly confessed to
be the father, his name was entered.

Every child got the mother's family name. When she married, mother and child
adopted her husband's family name. If she married the child's father, its
birth was "legitimiert". The child's birth was no longer illegitimate. If,
however, the child was Jewish and the traditional Jewish patronymic name giving
system still existed, difficulties arose for the Christian state officer. In
many cases the child received the mother's patronymic as a sort of family name
or one of the father's names or the grandfather's patronymic was added to the
given name.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Hesse, Germany buckidstein@aol.com


WEIL, ALEXANDER #germany

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am working on a "Familiy Tree of the Danish Jews" for the Danish Jewish
Museum in Copenhagen.

Many Danish Jews had roots in Germany. One of the persons that I try to find
information about is:

Isaac WEIL died 30 oct 1820 in Copenhagen
(no information about his birth but he came >from Germany)
married to Lea ALEXANDER
and their son
Levin WEIL, born 21 May 1798 in Copenhagen, died 2 Apr 1859.
married to Sara SALOMONSEN
with a long list of descendants in Denmark.

I would therefore be grateful for any information or guesses about
the origin of Isaac WEIL and Lea ALEXANDER or perhaps other
WEIL-families, that might be linked to the Isaac WEIL. Best regards,

Elsebeth Paikin, President Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk

At 23:23 05-07-2006, Yizhak Dishon wrote:
Recently I found at [a commercial genealogy website] that my G-Grandfather
Isaac WEIL was born in Bad Duerkheim. His exact birth-date, 1.8.1818,

I had known before,but not the names of his parents : Salomon David WEIL and
Barbara MAAS.The source of this information, as cited ,is "International
Gnealogical Index/Germany".
... snip...


German SIG #Germany WEIL, ALEXANDER #germany

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am working on a "Familiy Tree of the Danish Jews" for the Danish Jewish
Museum in Copenhagen.

Many Danish Jews had roots in Germany. One of the persons that I try to find
information about is:

Isaac WEIL died 30 oct 1820 in Copenhagen
(no information about his birth but he came >from Germany)
married to Lea ALEXANDER
and their son
Levin WEIL, born 21 May 1798 in Copenhagen, died 2 Apr 1859.
married to Sara SALOMONSEN
with a long list of descendants in Denmark.

I would therefore be grateful for any information or guesses about
the origin of Isaac WEIL and Lea ALEXANDER or perhaps other
WEIL-families, that might be linked to the Isaac WEIL. Best regards,

Elsebeth Paikin, President Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk

At 23:23 05-07-2006, Yizhak Dishon wrote:
Recently I found at [a commercial genealogy website] that my G-Grandfather
Isaac WEIL was born in Bad Duerkheim. His exact birth-date, 1.8.1818,

I had known before,but not the names of his parents : Salomon David WEIL and
Barbara MAAS.The source of this information, as cited ,is "International
Gnealogical Index/Germany".
... snip...


400 Family trees from 1938 are at Berlin Jewish Museum #germany

GerSig@...
 

I have read on www.genealoj.org <http://www.genealoj.org/>, the
website of the French JGS Cercle de Genealogie Juive, a message that
could be of interest to Gersig subscribers. I have received permission from
the CGJ to post this announcement:

"The Berlin Jewish Museum holds some 400 Ahnentafeln (family trees
covering 4 generations, including up to the great-grandparents). These
were compiled around 1938 by members of the /Gesellschaft fuer juedische
Familienforschung/ (German Jewish genealogy society). Our organization
has the list of the authors who published data about their ancestors on
these charts.

If a personal research interest is documented, their given names, surnames
and often their places of residence can be requested at:

gesjuedfamforsch@free.fr "

The background information obtained shows that a group of volunteers has
agreed to screen requests >from genealogists who know relatives who lived
in Germany around 1938 and were interested in genealogy. Among the names
in the list there are also some Ahnentafeln of individuals having lived in
earlier periods. The final purpose is to give access to the Ahnentafel
without drowning the Berlin Jewish Museum under a flood of unrelated requests.

The "personal interest" can best be proven by the full name
and personal data of the possible author.

Again, please answer only to: gesjuedfamforsch@free.fr
Responses sent to any other address will be ignored. Please allow time
for a response.

John Paul Lowens, GerSIG Coordinator reply only to gesjuedfamforsch@free.fr


German SIG #Germany 400 Family trees from 1938 are at Berlin Jewish Museum #germany

GerSig@...
 

I have read on www.genealoj.org <http://www.genealoj.org/>, the
website of the French JGS Cercle de Genealogie Juive, a message that
could be of interest to Gersig subscribers. I have received permission from
the CGJ to post this announcement:

"The Berlin Jewish Museum holds some 400 Ahnentafeln (family trees
covering 4 generations, including up to the great-grandparents). These
were compiled around 1938 by members of the /Gesellschaft fuer juedische
Familienforschung/ (German Jewish genealogy society). Our organization
has the list of the authors who published data about their ancestors on
these charts.

If a personal research interest is documented, their given names, surnames
and often their places of residence can be requested at:

gesjuedfamforsch@free.fr "

The background information obtained shows that a group of volunteers has
agreed to screen requests >from genealogists who know relatives who lived
in Germany around 1938 and were interested in genealogy. Among the names
in the list there are also some Ahnentafeln of individuals having lived in
earlier periods. The final purpose is to give access to the Ahnentafel
without drowning the Berlin Jewish Museum under a flood of unrelated requests.

The "personal interest" can best be proven by the full name
and personal data of the possible author.

Again, please answer only to: gesjuedfamforsch@free.fr
Responses sent to any other address will be ignored. Please allow time
for a response.

John Paul Lowens, GerSIG Coordinator reply only to gesjuedfamforsch@free.fr


WINKLER family #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

I am researching the WINKLER family and want to know if anyone knows
the ancestry of the actor Henry WINKLER.

There was a WINKLER family which was of rabbinic ancestry and my
interest stems >from my research for the genealogy advisory committee
of Davidic Dynasty.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic WINKLER family #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

I am researching the WINKLER family and want to know if anyone knows
the ancestry of the actor Henry WINKLER.

There was a WINKLER family which was of rabbinic ancestry and my
interest stems >from my research for the genealogy advisory committee
of Davidic Dynasty.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel


Re: parachot/parakhod #ukraine

dave_mason@juno.com <dave_mason@...>
 

Sally Altschuler wrote,

"I am trying to find information and pictures of parachots, the
steamboats, that were common on the Dnepr around 1900. I'd be happy for any kind
of information on this mean of transportation."

I think the standard Russian word (and maybe also Ukrainian) would
be "parakhod" which looks like "napaxog" in cyrillic handwriting.

This word seems to apply to any steam-driven vessel, >from steamboats --
similar to those used on american rivers in the 1800s -- up to ocean liners.
For example the Titanic is called a "paraxhod" in Russian.

I have a Russian video "Zhestokiy Romans" (A Cruel Romance) which is
set in the 1800s and features voyages on steamboats and duels. It is
all surprisingly evocative of Mark Twain's writings about the american
south before the Civil War.

Russia apparently continued to rely on river transport for passengers
long after the U.S. switched over to railroads and then automobiles
and buses. There probably still are "paraxhods" in use and you could
probably take a tour on one.

- David Mason


town name "Karistishow" #ukraine

Marc D. Machtinger <marc@...>
 

Dear SIG Members:

I have a naturalization record for a family member who came >from Russia
(present day Ukraine). The town of birth is listed as "Karistishow,"
however, I cannot find any such town. Would someone kindly suggest to what
town this might actually refer?

I also have a reference to the town "Chorkas" which is also spelled
"Charkoss(e)." I am assuming this town must be "Cherkassy" on the Dnieper
River. Would anyone suggest otherwise?

Finally, there is reference to a town "Chicos." Can anyone suggest what
town this could possibly be?

I appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

Very truly yours,
Marc D. Machtinger, Buffalo Grove, Illinois


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: parachot/parakhod #ukraine

dave_mason@juno.com <dave_mason@...>
 

Sally Altschuler wrote,

"I am trying to find information and pictures of parachots, the
steamboats, that were common on the Dnepr around 1900. I'd be happy for any kind
of information on this mean of transportation."

I think the standard Russian word (and maybe also Ukrainian) would
be "parakhod" which looks like "napaxog" in cyrillic handwriting.

This word seems to apply to any steam-driven vessel, >from steamboats --
similar to those used on american rivers in the 1800s -- up to ocean liners.
For example the Titanic is called a "paraxhod" in Russian.

I have a Russian video "Zhestokiy Romans" (A Cruel Romance) which is
set in the 1800s and features voyages on steamboats and duels. It is
all surprisingly evocative of Mark Twain's writings about the american
south before the Civil War.

Russia apparently continued to rely on river transport for passengers
long after the U.S. switched over to railroads and then automobiles
and buses. There probably still are "paraxhods" in use and you could
probably take a tour on one.

- David Mason


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine town name "Karistishow" #ukraine

Marc D. Machtinger <marc@...>
 

Dear SIG Members:

I have a naturalization record for a family member who came >from Russia
(present day Ukraine). The town of birth is listed as "Karistishow,"
however, I cannot find any such town. Would someone kindly suggest to what
town this might actually refer?

I also have a reference to the town "Chorkas" which is also spelled
"Charkoss(e)." I am assuming this town must be "Cherkassy" on the Dnieper
River. Would anyone suggest otherwise?

Finally, there is reference to a town "Chicos." Can anyone suggest what
town this could possibly be?

I appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

Very truly yours,
Marc D. Machtinger, Buffalo Grove, Illinois