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Update to JewishGen Holocaust Database #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half
a million new records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union
who were evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in
Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the
Conference on Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names
appear in records held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the
Conference on Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names
appear in records held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the
Flossenberg Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include
Jews >from Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and
surrounding areas in 1940-42 collected during the German
occupation, containing, in some cases, extensive information about family,
occupation, and education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to
get to Palestine who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald
concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train
ambushed on the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA
Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp
in Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner
exchange. Most held passports >from countries in North and South
America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these
possible, especially Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and
Mike Kalt, and to Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of
over 100 datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about
Holocaust victims and survivors. It can be searched at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.


Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JRI Poland #Poland Update to JewishGen Holocaust Database #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half
a million new records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union
who were evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in
Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the
Conference on Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names
appear in records held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the
Conference on Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names
appear in records held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the
Flossenberg Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include
Jews >from Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and
surrounding areas in 1940-42 collected during the German
occupation, containing, in some cases, extensive information about family,
occupation, and education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to
get to Palestine who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald
concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train
ambushed on the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA
Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp
in Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner
exchange. Most held passports >from countries in North and South
America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these
possible, especially Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and
Mike Kalt, and to Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of
over 100 datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about
Holocaust victims and survivors. It can be searched at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.


Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Bracha Kidron-Gewirz of Kibbutz Gazit #poland

Barbara Musikar
 

I am trying to locate Bracha KIDRON-GEWIRZ or any of her descendents. Bracha
was a member of Kibbutz Gazit in the 1980s when she wrote a memorial in
honor of her grandmother, Pesia Feige YOEL, in the Mikulince Yizkor Book.
Bracha was the daughter of Aharon Wolf GEWIRZ.

My grandfather's brother, Judah Meir RUBIN, of Strusow was married to Miriam
GEWIRZ of Mikulince about 1876. Judah Meir and Miriam were born circa 1855.
As far as I know they had four surviving children out of six offspring,
Nuchem Joel 1877, Baruch 1886, Ettie 1888 and Sender 1891. Uncle Judah was
still alive in 1925 when his sister, Roza RUBIN PADWA left for the U. S. His
son, Baruch, may have been the Baruch RUBIN mentioned in the Mikulince
Yizkor Book as perishing in the Shoah.

Any help in locating Bracha or her descendents would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Barbara Rubin Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Bracha Kidron-Gewirz of Kibbutz Gazit #poland

Barbara Musikar
 

I am trying to locate Bracha KIDRON-GEWIRZ or any of her descendents. Bracha
was a member of Kibbutz Gazit in the 1980s when she wrote a memorial in
honor of her grandmother, Pesia Feige YOEL, in the Mikulince Yizkor Book.
Bracha was the daughter of Aharon Wolf GEWIRZ.

My grandfather's brother, Judah Meir RUBIN, of Strusow was married to Miriam
GEWIRZ of Mikulince about 1876. Judah Meir and Miriam were born circa 1855.
As far as I know they had four surviving children out of six offspring,
Nuchem Joel 1877, Baruch 1886, Ettie 1888 and Sender 1891. Uncle Judah was
still alive in 1925 when his sister, Roza RUBIN PADWA left for the U. S. His
son, Baruch, may have been the Baruch RUBIN mentioned in the Mikulince
Yizkor Book as perishing in the Shoah.

Any help in locating Bracha or her descendents would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Barbara Rubin Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


INTRO- Berta KAPUSE (nee ZAUSMER), Danzig amber factory owner #germany

Joyaa Antares
 

Hello GerSig,

Here's my INTRO letter (a tad unimaginative in construct!)

I have just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for six
months. I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy
research.

I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is currently winter
here, and unusually cold at 16-20 C during the day, so please try hard to
feel sympathetic.

My native language is English (UK), and I also know English (Australian) and
English (US) - but neither as well as English (UK). I am sure that I learnt
French at school but that was a long time ago. My schoolboy Latin is also
rusty and you should not ask me anything in that language. I consider myself
advanced in using a computer, and a bragger for saying so.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of the grandparents
(Charles Harry SCHORR and Anna ZAUSMER) relevant to my current research, and
of the relevant great-grandparents but not my great-great-grandparents.

My primary research goals are in relation to my ZAUSMER family tree. They are:
1. To track down Kurt HILLKOWITZ of Koln, or his descendants. Kurt was
certainly alive in 1982. I don't know his age or date of birth.

2. To learn anything I can about Berta KAPUSE (nee ZAUSMER), Danzig amber
factory owner, whom I believe to have been declared dead in Germany in May
1945. (I am already in contact with the Danzig SIG, and have been helped by
Logan Kleinwaks). Berta may have had a sister called Nechama ZAUSMER, who
probably lived in Germany, presumably in Koln.

The family names and towns that I am researching at this stage are:

ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, CZAUSMER - certainly in Lithuania, Courland and Latvia,
but wherever in Germany thay may arise. ZUNDER - Germany Thank you,

Joyaa Antares joyaa@goldcoastosteopathy.com.au Australia


German SIG #Germany INTRO- Berta KAPUSE (nee ZAUSMER), Danzig amber factory owner #germany

Joyaa Antares
 

Hello GerSig,

Here's my INTRO letter (a tad unimaginative in construct!)

I have just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for six
months. I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy
research.

I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is currently winter
here, and unusually cold at 16-20 C during the day, so please try hard to
feel sympathetic.

My native language is English (UK), and I also know English (Australian) and
English (US) - but neither as well as English (UK). I am sure that I learnt
French at school but that was a long time ago. My schoolboy Latin is also
rusty and you should not ask me anything in that language. I consider myself
advanced in using a computer, and a bragger for saying so.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of the grandparents
(Charles Harry SCHORR and Anna ZAUSMER) relevant to my current research, and
of the relevant great-grandparents but not my great-great-grandparents.

My primary research goals are in relation to my ZAUSMER family tree. They are:
1. To track down Kurt HILLKOWITZ of Koln, or his descendants. Kurt was
certainly alive in 1982. I don't know his age or date of birth.

2. To learn anything I can about Berta KAPUSE (nee ZAUSMER), Danzig amber
factory owner, whom I believe to have been declared dead in Germany in May
1945. (I am already in contact with the Danzig SIG, and have been helped by
Logan Kleinwaks). Berta may have had a sister called Nechama ZAUSMER, who
probably lived in Germany, presumably in Koln.

The family names and towns that I am researching at this stage are:

ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, CZAUSMER - certainly in Lithuania, Courland and Latvia,
but wherever in Germany thay may arise. ZUNDER - Germany Thank you,

Joyaa Antares joyaa@goldcoastosteopathy.com.au Australia


Re: Hit a brick wall - WIlliam GINCIG #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

Thank you to all who have written me with advice. I am ordering the
death certificates for both William and his wife to see what information
they will hold.

Debby Gincig Painter Constantine, Michigan <gincig@yahoo.com>


German SIG #Germany Re:Hit a brick wall - WIlliam GINCIG #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

Thank you to all who have written me with advice. I am ordering the
death certificates for both William and his wife to see what information
they will hold.

Debby Gincig Painter Constantine, Michigan <gincig@yahoo.com>


Re: DNA Racial Classifications Refuted #dna

Judy Simon <heyjude0701@...>
 

On 2007.07.08, Varda Epstein <yknow@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I leave it up to you to decide if this article that is supposedly a
case study of the Kohen marker makes any sense.
http://britam.org/DNARefutation.html
I have three problems with this article: first, the title, DNA
Racial Classifications Refuted. DNA analysis does not classify
people racially. SNPs define branches of the human phylogenetic
tree, not races. The author makes the false assumption that
branches of the human phylogenetic tree are the same as races; I
strongly disagree.

Second, analysis of STR markers result in *probabilities* that a
certain person may be related to another person with a time to most
recent common ancestor. These are *estimates* based on assumed
mutation rates for various genetic markers. All statistical
estimates have a probablity of error. This is the basis of
statistics- we cannot measure everyone in the entire population, so
we choose a sample and measure the variables we are interested in.
The summary of these measurements either provides support for our
hypothesis or it doesn't. We try to ensure that our sample is
*good* (e.g., unbiased, representative) so we get the best measure
we can of the variables we are looking for. Hypotheses, assumptions
and explanations may change as we accumulate more data. We can
never go back and measure Aaron's Y-DNA. The author accurately
presents several arguments attempting to explain why the CMH occurs
in both haplogroups J1 and J2 and in non-Jews. I think all he did
here was come to the realization that we are working with
statistics, not the absolute truth- which none of us know and none
of us will ever know. It should have been obvious >from the start
that these are statistical arguments. I don't see any statistical
support here for one hypothesis over another.

Third is the following quote >from the article:

If this really was what Science says we would be faced with the
choice of either accepting it or putting it to one side in the
expectation that eventually new findings would effect a revision
that was more acceptable to our "gut" instinct.

I am suspect of statements that reject scientific findings if they
don't match our "gut" instinct. There were many "gut" instincts
that science proved wrong, among them the infamous mistaken belief
that the earth is the center of the universe.

Judy Simon


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA Racial Classifications Refuted #dna

Judy Simon <heyjude0701@...>
 

On 2007.07.08, Varda Epstein <yknow@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I leave it up to you to decide if this article that is supposedly a
case study of the Kohen marker makes any sense.
http://britam.org/DNARefutation.html
I have three problems with this article: first, the title, DNA
Racial Classifications Refuted. DNA analysis does not classify
people racially. SNPs define branches of the human phylogenetic
tree, not races. The author makes the false assumption that
branches of the human phylogenetic tree are the same as races; I
strongly disagree.

Second, analysis of STR markers result in *probabilities* that a
certain person may be related to another person with a time to most
recent common ancestor. These are *estimates* based on assumed
mutation rates for various genetic markers. All statistical
estimates have a probablity of error. This is the basis of
statistics- we cannot measure everyone in the entire population, so
we choose a sample and measure the variables we are interested in.
The summary of these measurements either provides support for our
hypothesis or it doesn't. We try to ensure that our sample is
*good* (e.g., unbiased, representative) so we get the best measure
we can of the variables we are looking for. Hypotheses, assumptions
and explanations may change as we accumulate more data. We can
never go back and measure Aaron's Y-DNA. The author accurately
presents several arguments attempting to explain why the CMH occurs
in both haplogroups J1 and J2 and in non-Jews. I think all he did
here was come to the realization that we are working with
statistics, not the absolute truth- which none of us know and none
of us will ever know. It should have been obvious >from the start
that these are statistical arguments. I don't see any statistical
support here for one hypothesis over another.

Third is the following quote >from the article:

If this really was what Science says we would be faced with the
choice of either accepting it or putting it to one side in the
expectation that eventually new findings would effect a revision
that was more acceptable to our "gut" instinct.

I am suspect of statements that reject scientific findings if they
don't match our "gut" instinct. There were many "gut" instincts
that science proved wrong, among them the infamous mistaken belief
that the earth is the center of the universe.

Judy Simon


Re: DNA Racial Classifications Refuted #dna

Herbert Huebscher <huebsch@...>
 

On 2007.07.08, Varda Epstein <yknow@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I leave it up to you to decide if this article that is supposedly a
case study of the Kohen marker makes any sense.
http://britam.org/DNARefutation.html
Unless I've "grown very thick" overnight, or I really am missing
something, the author of the article is totally missing the huge
difference between a haplogroup (like J-1) and a haplotype (like the
CMH). I believe the CMH is a six marker (?) haplotype. The
mutational rate, or frequency of STR DNA mutations is orders of
magnitude greater than that of SNPs. Hence, one would expect to see
any particular six marker haplotype spring up spontaneously, due to
"convergence," i.e. random mutations over time, many, many times in
more than one haplogroup over the vast stretches of time involved
here.

Am I missing something?

Herb Huebscher
New Hyde Park, NY


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA Racial Classifications Refuted #dna

Herbert Huebscher <huebsch@...>
 

On 2007.07.08, Varda Epstein <yknow@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I leave it up to you to decide if this article that is supposedly a
case study of the Kohen marker makes any sense.
http://britam.org/DNARefutation.html
Unless I've "grown very thick" overnight, or I really am missing
something, the author of the article is totally missing the huge
difference between a haplogroup (like J-1) and a haplotype (like the
CMH). I believe the CMH is a six marker (?) haplotype. The
mutational rate, or frequency of STR DNA mutations is orders of
magnitude greater than that of SNPs. Hence, one would expect to see
any particular six marker haplotype spring up spontaneously, due to
"convergence," i.e. random mutations over time, many, many times in
more than one haplogroup over the vast stretches of time involved
here.

Am I missing something?

Herb Huebscher
New Hyde Park, NY


Re: DNA Racial Classifications Refuted #dna

MBernet@...
 

On 2007.07.08, Varda Epstein <yknow@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I leave it up to you to decide if this article that is supposedly a
case study of the Kohen marker makes any sense.
http://britam.org/DNARefutation.html
For starers, my authority as expert on DNA is exactly zero. Let the
DNAers and haplogroupists explain the fallacies in Mr. Brit-am's
arguments.

Brit-am appears to be a remnant or branch of what used to be known
as the Britain is Israel Movement, an eccentric but persevering
group that attempted to show that Britain was settled by Israelites
and that the Brits -- not the Jews, were the real people of the
Bible..

Their rallying cry used to be Brit-Ish (i.e. the British were
members of the Brit of Ish, Brit being Hebrew for covenant and Ish
Hebrew for "man"). Now they've pulled in DNA, they are (this branch
at least) using a "new" term, Brit-Am.

It's a fad, cult, obsession or what you will, and this manifests
itself in an obsession with collecting bits of partly understood
information >from anywhere, and trying to squeeze it all together to
make a tennis ball. In this particular case, the contention that
scientists are using DNA to understand the origin of races is
nonsense. That is not what DNA is used for.

The author of Brit Am is not exactly au-courant with history when he
claims (in one of the articles to which he gave a link) that
Ashkenazi Jews were "trapped" in Germany and the majority escaped in
the 1700s and 1800s to America. There's also a link to an article
on Celtic names that were originally Hebrew; it has the flavor of a
psychotic word salad. Also take note of the author's name, a forced
"Hebrew" that rings of inauthenticity.

I believe that most of the old Brit-Ish crowd were harmless
eccentrics. However, there have been allegations of virulent
antisemitism by some branches of this movement and I have read some
hair-raising stories about various current "Aryan" groups in the USA
who have comingled primitive Christianity with Brit-Ish fantasies
and Armageddon scenarios and are training when the time comes to
wipe out Jews, Blacks, Catholics, immigrants . . .

I guess what bothers these Apocalypticians most is the fact that the
Jews claim to have first dibs on genuine Jewish heritage.

Michael Bernet


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA Racial Classifications Refuted #dna

MBernet@...
 

On 2007.07.08, Varda Epstein <yknow@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I leave it up to you to decide if this article that is supposedly a
case study of the Kohen marker makes any sense.
http://britam.org/DNARefutation.html
For starers, my authority as expert on DNA is exactly zero. Let the
DNAers and haplogroupists explain the fallacies in Mr. Brit-am's
arguments.

Brit-am appears to be a remnant or branch of what used to be known
as the Britain is Israel Movement, an eccentric but persevering
group that attempted to show that Britain was settled by Israelites
and that the Brits -- not the Jews, were the real people of the
Bible..

Their rallying cry used to be Brit-Ish (i.e. the British were
members of the Brit of Ish, Brit being Hebrew for covenant and Ish
Hebrew for "man"). Now they've pulled in DNA, they are (this branch
at least) using a "new" term, Brit-Am.

It's a fad, cult, obsession or what you will, and this manifests
itself in an obsession with collecting bits of partly understood
information >from anywhere, and trying to squeeze it all together to
make a tennis ball. In this particular case, the contention that
scientists are using DNA to understand the origin of races is
nonsense. That is not what DNA is used for.

The author of Brit Am is not exactly au-courant with history when he
claims (in one of the articles to which he gave a link) that
Ashkenazi Jews were "trapped" in Germany and the majority escaped in
the 1700s and 1800s to America. There's also a link to an article
on Celtic names that were originally Hebrew; it has the flavor of a
psychotic word salad. Also take note of the author's name, a forced
"Hebrew" that rings of inauthenticity.

I believe that most of the old Brit-Ish crowd were harmless
eccentrics. However, there have been allegations of virulent
antisemitism by some branches of this movement and I have read some
hair-raising stories about various current "Aryan" groups in the USA
who have comingled primitive Christianity with Brit-Ish fantasies
and Armageddon scenarios and are training when the time comes to
wipe out Jews, Blacks, Catholics, immigrants . . .

I guess what bothers these Apocalypticians most is the fact that the
Jews claim to have first dibs on genuine Jewish heritage.

Michael Bernet


Yiddish translation help needed - Weisbrod family of Lodz #lodz #poland

Gene Dershewitz <geneder@...>
 

The links below show the photo and backside inscription of a photo
postcard >from Lodz of people I believe to be my maternal great-
grandparents, Isaac WEISBROD and Sarah HIRSHKOFF. I know very
little of them other than their names. As far as I know they never
left Poland. Any help in discovering more would be appreciated.

Photo front: http://dershspace.net/photos/finkelstein/picture97.aspx

Photo back: http://dershspace.net/photos/finkelstein/picture98.aspx

You can click the images to get a higher resolution view.

Sincerely,

Gene Dershewitz
Marion, Oregon


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Yiddish translation help needed - Weisbrod family of Lodz #lodz #poland

Gene Dershewitz <geneder@...>
 

The links below show the photo and backside inscription of a photo
postcard >from Lodz of people I believe to be my maternal great-
grandparents, Isaac WEISBROD and Sarah HIRSHKOFF. I know very
little of them other than their names. As far as I know they never
left Poland. Any help in discovering more would be appreciated.

Photo front: http://dershspace.net/photos/finkelstein/picture97.aspx

Photo back: http://dershspace.net/photos/finkelstein/picture98.aspx

You can click the images to get a higher resolution view.

Sincerely,

Gene Dershewitz
Marion, Oregon


family story editor needed #romania

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

I have written my family's story and am looking for someone with good
editing/writing skills and a knowledge of Jewish history >from about 1825
forward to help me edit and organize it.. My family was Ashkenasic and >from
Moldova. Please contact me privately.

Marilyn Feingold


Romania SIG #Romania family story editor needed #romania

Marilyn Feingold <mrl516@...>
 

I have written my family's story and am looking for someone with good
editing/writing skills and a knowledge of Jewish history >from about 1825
forward to help me edit and organize it.. My family was Ashkenasic and >from
Moldova. Please contact me privately.

Marilyn Feingold


Naturalization Records #france

Jason Green <koldjg@...>
 

Hi,
Does anyone know how to gain access to naturalization records dated
1950?



Many Thanks
Jason Green
London.

MODERATOR NOTE: It helps to be as specific as possible when
posting requests for assistance. It is assumed that you are
referring to Naturalization records for France?


French SIG #France Naturalization Records #france

Jason Green <koldjg@...>
 

Hi,
Does anyone know how to gain access to naturalization records dated
1950?



Many Thanks
Jason Green
London.

MODERATOR NOTE: It helps to be as specific as possible when
posting requests for assistance. It is assumed that you are
referring to Naturalization records for France?