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Update on the Holocaust related databases and Correze internment center, on jewishtraces.org #germany

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

Dear Genners
The website jewishtraces.org was updated with 22 500 new entries in the
database "Various list 1939-1945" on the search page at
http://www.jewishtraces.org/search.php
or through Steve Morse search page.

The update of this month is made of list of Jewish refugees who were granted
to enter Switzerland , mainly between 1942 and 1945 and mainly in the French
and Italian speaking zone of the country.
The entries were selected through a database of more than 60 000 names from
which Germans, Austrians, Polish, Czechs, Turkish, stateless and other
nationals were extracted.
We can provide information on the entries ( file number and localization )on
request. The canton of arrival gives a an idea of where to find more
information on your relatives.
In the French version only ( translation is long) a very unique research on
a " special" internment center in France opened in 1943 in the department of
Correze, le Chateau du Doux in Altillac, we currently research people who
were there or in the area , as the author Nathalie Roussarie is currently
studying the general situations of the Jews in this particular area. The
link to read the article is :
http://www.jewishtraces.org/rubriques/?keyRubrique=le_chateau_du_doux

Also we published in the three languages an article on the events of
November 1938 known as Kristallnacht and the testimony of Herschel
Grynszpan's father, Zendel, Schmuel Grynszpan at the Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.

The project jewishtraces is run by a French nonprofit organization
dorot|association d'histoire, which goal is to provide information for
families and researchers on the fate of Jewish refugees in Europe, the
online databases have now 47 500 entries all related to documents, mostly
from administrative sources.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France http://www.jewishtraces.org
According to Jewishgen rules this mail is sent during the first week of the
month.


German SIG #Germany Update on the Holocaust related databases and Correze internment center, on jewishtraces.org #germany

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

Dear Genners
The website jewishtraces.org was updated with 22 500 new entries in the
database "Various list 1939-1945" on the search page at
http://www.jewishtraces.org/search.php
or through Steve Morse search page.

The update of this month is made of list of Jewish refugees who were granted
to enter Switzerland , mainly between 1942 and 1945 and mainly in the French
and Italian speaking zone of the country.
The entries were selected through a database of more than 60 000 names from
which Germans, Austrians, Polish, Czechs, Turkish, stateless and other
nationals were extracted.
We can provide information on the entries ( file number and localization )on
request. The canton of arrival gives a an idea of where to find more
information on your relatives.
In the French version only ( translation is long) a very unique research on
a " special" internment center in France opened in 1943 in the department of
Correze, le Chateau du Doux in Altillac, we currently research people who
were there or in the area , as the author Nathalie Roussarie is currently
studying the general situations of the Jews in this particular area. The
link to read the article is :
http://www.jewishtraces.org/rubriques/?keyRubrique=le_chateau_du_doux

Also we published in the three languages an article on the events of
November 1938 known as Kristallnacht and the testimony of Herschel
Grynszpan's father, Zendel, Schmuel Grynszpan at the Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.

The project jewishtraces is run by a French nonprofit organization
dorot|association d'histoire, which goal is to provide information for
families and researchers on the fate of Jewish refugees in Europe, the
online databases have now 47 500 entries all related to documents, mostly
from administrative sources.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France http://www.jewishtraces.org
According to Jewishgen rules this mail is sent during the first week of the
month.


Stadt Cemeteries in Bavaria #germany

Ravelle Scherer
 

My brother-in-law is visiting Switzerland right now and plans to make a detour
to Germany for me. He visited the Jewish Cemeteries in Kleinsteinach
(Unterfranken), Ebern and Reckendorf several weeks ago and found them
to be in poor condition with most headstones illegible or completely in Hebrew.
Needless to say, he did not find the individuals we are looking for who died
after 1900. We think they may be buried in the Stadt Cemetery in Kleinsteinach
but I can not find any information out about it's location or if there is a
care taker. I was wondering if someone in Germany has any info on this cemetery
or could find out some information on the location and hours. Thank you.

Ravelle Schwab Algonquin, IL USA <scooter59@sbcglobal.net>


German SIG #Germany Stadt Cemeteries in Bavaria #germany

Ravelle Scherer
 

My brother-in-law is visiting Switzerland right now and plans to make a detour
to Germany for me. He visited the Jewish Cemeteries in Kleinsteinach
(Unterfranken), Ebern and Reckendorf several weeks ago and found them
to be in poor condition with most headstones illegible or completely in Hebrew.
Needless to say, he did not find the individuals we are looking for who died
after 1900. We think they may be buried in the Stadt Cemetery in Kleinsteinach
but I can not find any information out about it's location or if there is a
care taker. I was wondering if someone in Germany has any info on this cemetery
or could find out some information on the location and hours. Thank you.

Ravelle Schwab Algonquin, IL USA <scooter59@sbcglobal.net>


Transcription Help #germany

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear All,
I am in possession of a postcard in German dating back to 1923-would anyone
volunteer to try and transcribe it for me?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Saul Sharoni, [Town or town description???? ] Israel


German SIG #Germany Transcription Help #germany

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear All,
I am in possession of a postcard in German dating back to 1923-would anyone
volunteer to try and transcribe it for me?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Saul Sharoni, [Town or town description???? ] Israel


Tarnow schools list (Excel file) #galicia

Molly Runds <mrunds@...>
 

Hi all

I'm curious to find out if anyone else has had this experience -
it's very confusing!

I've been going through the Tarnow School list and have discovered
the same persons, with the same birth date and the same father, with
12 different surnames! Now I'm used to having to look at 2 or 3
surnames, depending on whether the child has the mother's, father's
or grandparents' surnames, but 12? Fourteen if you count the two
original ones. I may not have them all, either, as there are a lot
of fathers with the appropriate first name without a surname.

Did the father give false names or something? Or did he use a
different family surname (>from parents, grandparents, great
grandparents etc) for each year?

I've looked up the alternate surnames to see if I can get any
further in my research, but haven't had any luck. Any ideas or
comments?

Names as follows: Father of all is Markus Munz.

SILBERSTEIN Mindla 18-Sep-1884
SOMER Reizla 17-Nov-1886
SPODEK Reizla 17-Nov-1886
SPERBER Chana 28-Jan-1889
STEINSCHNEIDER Chana 28-Jan-1889
SZAPS Chana 28-Jan-1889
TURKEL Chana 28-Jan-1889
WACHSMANN Chana 28-Jan-1889
TANNENBAUM Hena 29-Jun-1892
VORSCHIRM Hena 29-Jun-1892
WEISS Hena 29-Jun-1892

After rechecking the Excel file, I find that this isn't the only
example of many different surnames being used. Does anyone know if
there's a particular reason for this?

Regards

Molly Runds
Tarnow Shtetlink Coordinator

Searching
GRABER, MUNZ, STEINLAUF, BRAND, GRUNSPAN, KLEIN, FEIGENBAUM - Tarnow
RUNDSTEIN, KRUHMAN - Warsaw
STERN, GUNSBERG, TAUBER - Zloczow (Zolochev)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tarnow schools list (Excel file) #galicia

Molly Runds <mrunds@...>
 

Hi all

I'm curious to find out if anyone else has had this experience -
it's very confusing!

I've been going through the Tarnow School list and have discovered
the same persons, with the same birth date and the same father, with
12 different surnames! Now I'm used to having to look at 2 or 3
surnames, depending on whether the child has the mother's, father's
or grandparents' surnames, but 12? Fourteen if you count the two
original ones. I may not have them all, either, as there are a lot
of fathers with the appropriate first name without a surname.

Did the father give false names or something? Or did he use a
different family surname (>from parents, grandparents, great
grandparents etc) for each year?

I've looked up the alternate surnames to see if I can get any
further in my research, but haven't had any luck. Any ideas or
comments?

Names as follows: Father of all is Markus Munz.

SILBERSTEIN Mindla 18-Sep-1884
SOMER Reizla 17-Nov-1886
SPODEK Reizla 17-Nov-1886
SPERBER Chana 28-Jan-1889
STEINSCHNEIDER Chana 28-Jan-1889
SZAPS Chana 28-Jan-1889
TURKEL Chana 28-Jan-1889
WACHSMANN Chana 28-Jan-1889
TANNENBAUM Hena 29-Jun-1892
VORSCHIRM Hena 29-Jun-1892
WEISS Hena 29-Jun-1892

After rechecking the Excel file, I find that this isn't the only
example of many different surnames being used. Does anyone know if
there's a particular reason for this?

Regards

Molly Runds
Tarnow Shtetlink Coordinator

Searching
GRABER, MUNZ, STEINLAUF, BRAND, GRUNSPAN, KLEIN, FEIGENBAUM - Tarnow
RUNDSTEIN, KRUHMAN - Warsaw
STERN, GUNSBERG, TAUBER - Zloczow (Zolochev)


Ben Forman #latvia

Howard V. Epstein <hvepstein@...>
 

In todays a Ben Forman is calling for someone who might have access to a
volume of Latvian Synagogues through 1940. I too would be seeking this
valuable archive of Latvian Jewish history. I have been attempting to
locate such a volume which hopefully would have archival information about
the history of synagoges in Olite and Nemunaitz in Lithuania.

Howard V. Epstein, Ph.D.
hvepstein@comcast.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia Ben Forman #latvia

Howard V. Epstein <hvepstein@...>
 

In todays a Ben Forman is calling for someone who might have access to a
volume of Latvian Synagogues through 1940. I too would be seeking this
valuable archive of Latvian Jewish history. I have been attempting to
locate such a volume which hopefully would have archival information about
the history of synagoges in Olite and Nemunaitz in Lithuania.

Howard V. Epstein, Ph.D.
hvepstein@comcast.net


Custom not to marry a woman with mother's given name #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I am almost sure that I have seen a previous discussion about a custom
(Minhag) mainly Poland (Galicia) not to marry a woman whose given name
is similar to the bridegroom mother's given name. I looked at the SIG
and Jewishgen Archives but apparently did not construct the right
combination of search words.

Would appreciate receiving a clue or a brief explanation.

Thanks.
JacobRosen
Amman,Jordan


JRI Poland #Poland Custom not to marry a woman with mother's given name #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I am almost sure that I have seen a previous discussion about a custom
(Minhag) mainly Poland (Galicia) not to marry a woman whose given name
is similar to the bridegroom mother's given name. I looked at the SIG
and Jewishgen Archives but apparently did not construct the right
combination of search words.

Would appreciate receiving a clue or a brief explanation.

Thanks.
JacobRosen
Amman,Jordan


JGSGB (London): Joint Eastern Europe SIGs Meeting 9 November #lithuania

paulkozo@...
 

Place: 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU
Time: Sunday 9 November 2008
Library 2 pm - 3 pm
Meeting 3 pm - 6 pm: short talk followed by breakout sessions

Speakers: Saul Issroff and Sam Aaron, noted authors and researchers
Topic: Researching Russian Empire Roots: an introduction to key tools

Breakout sessions: Lithuanian, Latvian-Estonian, Polish and Romanian
research.

A number of experienced Litvak researchers will be available through the
afternoon and members of the LitvakSIG board will be present to answer
queries.

Free refreshments! Stylish LitvakSIG T-shirts in a range of comfortable
sizes, free to LitvakSIG members!

Please contact either Raymond Montanjees RAYMUSIK@aol.com or Gina Marks
ginagem@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to attend. JGSGB non-members are
welcome by prior arrangement.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JGSGB (London): Joint Eastern Europe SIGs Meeting 9 November #lithuania

paulkozo@...
 

Place: 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU
Time: Sunday 9 November 2008
Library 2 pm - 3 pm
Meeting 3 pm - 6 pm: short talk followed by breakout sessions

Speakers: Saul Issroff and Sam Aaron, noted authors and researchers
Topic: Researching Russian Empire Roots: an introduction to key tools

Breakout sessions: Lithuanian, Latvian-Estonian, Polish and Romanian
research.

A number of experienced Litvak researchers will be available through the
afternoon and members of the LitvakSIG board will be present to answer
queries.

Free refreshments! Stylish LitvakSIG T-shirts in a range of comfortable
sizes, free to LitvakSIG members!

Please contact either Raymond Montanjees RAYMUSIK@aol.com or Gina Marks
ginagem@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to attend. JGSGB non-members are
welcome by prior arrangement.


LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project - Recent progress for Vilna & Suwalki gubernias #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Over the summer, the Vital Records Translation Project [Vilna & Suwalki
gubernias.] has received translations for the following towns:

Kudirkos Naumiestis [filmed records completed; non-filmed records being
translated]

Nemunaitis

Olkeniki

Ziezmariai

Vilna

Butrimonys

We have recently translated the filmed vital records for Gelvan and
Balbieriskis as well.

Additional birth records for Butrimonys [1881 - 1914] have also been sent
for translation.

This is a significant amount of activity, especially considering most of it
took place over the summer months.

Going forward, the project is in a state whereby we have spent down the
balances for most towns. We require significant additional funding to
continue the translations as well as begin translation work
for those towns which have little or no funding at all.

Now is a great time to contribute because the translation queue is
disappearing quickly.

I will be happy to answer questions regarding the status of any particular
Vilna or Suwalki gubernia shtetl with regards to vital records.

Joel Ratner

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To contribute to further translations of vital records
for these -- or other -- towns, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on
"Become a Contributor." Find the section for Vital Records and list the
name of the town for which the vital records contribution is being made.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project - Recent progress for Vilna & Suwalki gubernias #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Over the summer, the Vital Records Translation Project [Vilna & Suwalki
gubernias.] has received translations for the following towns:

Kudirkos Naumiestis [filmed records completed; non-filmed records being
translated]

Nemunaitis

Olkeniki

Ziezmariai

Vilna

Butrimonys

We have recently translated the filmed vital records for Gelvan and
Balbieriskis as well.

Additional birth records for Butrimonys [1881 - 1914] have also been sent
for translation.

This is a significant amount of activity, especially considering most of it
took place over the summer months.

Going forward, the project is in a state whereby we have spent down the
balances for most towns. We require significant additional funding to
continue the translations as well as begin translation work
for those towns which have little or no funding at all.

Now is a great time to contribute because the translation queue is
disappearing quickly.

I will be happy to answer questions regarding the status of any particular
Vilna or Suwalki gubernia shtetl with regards to vital records.

Joel Ratner

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To contribute to further translations of vital records
for these -- or other -- towns, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on
"Become a Contributor." Find the section for Vital Records and list the
name of the town for which the vital records contribution is being made.


Kaunas Jewish Cemetery Records List from 1965 - 2006. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

To elaborate on what Howard Margol posted earlier.

During April 2006, I visited an office in Kaunas, where they keep
cemetery records >from all the cemeteries in Kaunas. For the Jewish
records they only have records for the Jews who died in Kaunas during
1965 and later. All other Jewish cemetery records are either missing or
destroyed. The Jewish records that they have, are recorded in 2 books,
one line per person. I took digital photos of more than 50 pages >from
these two books. Some pages only had a few entries.

Cemetery Office is:

KAPINIU PRIEZIUROS KONTORA
DONELAICIO G-VE 70
KAUNAS

You can view the pages >from the book on my web site here.

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Kaunas/Cemetery.html

Barry Mann


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kaunas Jewish Cemetery Records List from 1965 - 2006. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

To elaborate on what Howard Margol posted earlier.

During April 2006, I visited an office in Kaunas, where they keep
cemetery records >from all the cemeteries in Kaunas. For the Jewish
records they only have records for the Jews who died in Kaunas during
1965 and later. All other Jewish cemetery records are either missing or
destroyed. The Jewish records that they have, are recorded in 2 books,
one line per person. I took digital photos of more than 50 pages >from
these two books. Some pages only had a few entries.

Cemetery Office is:

KAPINIU PRIEZIUROS KONTORA
DONELAICIO G-VE 70
KAUNAS

You can view the pages >from the book on my web site here.

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Kaunas/Cemetery.html

Barry Mann


Re: Group photos from Lithuania #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

During 2006, Maurice Skikne and I, scanned all the photos in the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies Archive, housed in the BEYACHAD
building in Johannesburg. We scanned all the photos in the Lithuanian
section. I took digital photos of those photos that were too big for my
scanner. The photos are kept in about 30 folders, and the large photos
are kept separately. A few of the photos were taken in other countries
besides Lithuania. In sections labeled "Big Photos" and "General" above,
the photos are mostly of Lithuanian societies, congregations, and South
African Jewish societies and groups, taken in South Africa.

Look at my web site here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Beyachad.html

Especially some of the group photos >from number 1. (Group Photos)

Barry Mann fabrics@whc.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Group photos from Lithuania #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

During 2006, Maurice Skikne and I, scanned all the photos in the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies Archive, housed in the BEYACHAD
building in Johannesburg. We scanned all the photos in the Lithuanian
section. I took digital photos of those photos that were too big for my
scanner. The photos are kept in about 30 folders, and the large photos
are kept separately. A few of the photos were taken in other countries
besides Lithuania. In sections labeled "Big Photos" and "General" above,
the photos are mostly of Lithuanian societies, congregations, and South
African Jewish societies and groups, taken in South Africa.

Look at my web site here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Beyachad.html

Especially some of the group photos >from number 1. (Group Photos)

Barry Mann fabrics@whc.net