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Phiadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #galicia

ANNE LEE <federlee@...>
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once the
conference program is announced, this is a very good forum for
telling others about various speakers who will be present, about
SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you think
important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scroll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there!

Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


Re: Jews and Taverns in Galicia #galicia

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

I find this contract very interesting and confusing. Maybe someone
can explain. Read on.

My grandfather was in the business in Plaucza Wielka, a small
village near Kozlow and Zborow in what is now Ukraine. Although I
have no documents, my grandfather had the leasehold to grow the
grain, produce the spirits, and operate the village tavern. My
father and his brothers indicated that this was a prosperous
business. In 1909, my father's eldest brother, at age 17, left the
fold and immigrated to New York, followed by another brother in
1913, and two other brothers, including my father, in 1921. All
his sons left my 60 year old grandfather.

Until I started documenting the family history, I never knew why
the four brothers emigrated, leaving their parents and sisters
behind. One day I read (cannot recall where) that in 1909 a law
was passed in Galicia prohibiting Jews >from selling alcoholic
beverages starting in 1910. I though that explained my family's
emigration. If this was true throughout Galicia, how could Solomon
Deresiewicz lease such a business in 1911, when Moses Halpern
could not?

By the way, for those near Philadelphia, Dr. Glenn Dynner of Sarah
Lawrence College will speak at Beth Shalom Congregation in Elkins
Park, PA on "Jews in the Liquor Trade in Nineteenth-Century Poland."
as part of the Penn (University of Pennsylvania) Lectures in Judaic
Studies. The lecture -- on Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. -- is
free and open to the public. Hopefully, Dr. Dynner will be able to
also speak to 20th Century Galicia. For details see
<http://www.cjs.upenn.edu/public/2009/lectures.html> .

Thanks in advance for any insight on this issue.

Mark Halpern
West Chester, PA, USA

Gene Dershewitz wrote:

My grandfather, Solomon Deresiewicz, leased a tavern business
in 1911 in the village of Kamienica SE of Krakow. I was fortunate
to inherit the actual legal document describing the transaction.
Although written in Polish "legalise" it does make interesting
reading. You can view this document at:

<http://flickr.com/photos/38197980@N00/sets/72157608218653461/detail/> ...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Phiadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #galicia

ANNE LEE <federlee@...>
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once the
conference program is announced, this is a very good forum for
telling others about various speakers who will be present, about
SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you think
important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scroll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there!

Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Jews and Taverns in Galicia #galicia

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

I find this contract very interesting and confusing. Maybe someone
can explain. Read on.

My grandfather was in the business in Plaucza Wielka, a small
village near Kozlow and Zborow in what is now Ukraine. Although I
have no documents, my grandfather had the leasehold to grow the
grain, produce the spirits, and operate the village tavern. My
father and his brothers indicated that this was a prosperous
business. In 1909, my father's eldest brother, at age 17, left the
fold and immigrated to New York, followed by another brother in
1913, and two other brothers, including my father, in 1921. All
his sons left my 60 year old grandfather.

Until I started documenting the family history, I never knew why
the four brothers emigrated, leaving their parents and sisters
behind. One day I read (cannot recall where) that in 1909 a law
was passed in Galicia prohibiting Jews >from selling alcoholic
beverages starting in 1910. I though that explained my family's
emigration. If this was true throughout Galicia, how could Solomon
Deresiewicz lease such a business in 1911, when Moses Halpern
could not?

By the way, for those near Philadelphia, Dr. Glenn Dynner of Sarah
Lawrence College will speak at Beth Shalom Congregation in Elkins
Park, PA on "Jews in the Liquor Trade in Nineteenth-Century Poland."
as part of the Penn (University of Pennsylvania) Lectures in Judaic
Studies. The lecture -- on Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. -- is
free and open to the public. Hopefully, Dr. Dynner will be able to
also speak to 20th Century Galicia. For details see
<http://www.cjs.upenn.edu/public/2009/lectures.html> .

Thanks in advance for any insight on this issue.

Mark Halpern
West Chester, PA, USA

Gene Dershewitz wrote:

My grandfather, Solomon Deresiewicz, leased a tavern business
in 1911 in the village of Kamienica SE of Krakow. I was fortunate
to inherit the actual legal document describing the transaction.
Although written in Polish "legalise" it does make interesting
reading. You can view this document at:

<http://flickr.com/photos/38197980@N00/sets/72157608218653461/detail/> ...


Philadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #belarus

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once
the conference program is announced, this is a very good forum
for telling others about various speakers who will be present,
about SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you
think important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scoll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there!
Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


Belarus SIG #Belarus Philadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #belarus

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once
the conference program is announced, this is a very good forum
for telling others about various speakers who will be present,
about SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you
think important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scoll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there!
Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


Re: ST. ALBANS, A Port City? #belarus

joyweave
 

Ruth,

Others may be able to fill in some gaps in my knowledge, but here's what
I know:

The St. Albans records are actually records >from all entry points in the
eastern U.S. St. Albans, itself, is in Vermont and was usually used as
an entry for people arriving at Montreal. If you look at a border-area
map, you will see why.

The St. Albans entry list on which you found the family should tell you
which port was the actual entry place for them. My grandfather, for
example, is listed as arriving at St. John, NB and lists the date of his
arrival (in March, 1900). I can't recall now whether the name of the
ship was there, too, but it may have been.

You can look at the actually ship manifests at the Canadian Archives
website if you have the date and the name of the ship. They are not
indexed by passenger name.

As I understand it, a ticket could be purchased which would include a
train fare to the final destination. I think the manifest listing which
ended up on the St. Albans list was actually taken at the train's
departure so that it could be presented at the border.

Hope it helps.

Joy Weaver
E. Islip, NY


"Ruth Kornbluth wrote:

Hello,
I finally found my grandmother's manifest after searching for about 5
years.
She was >from Baranaviche in Belarus (Minsk). She arrived via Canada
and St. Albans
on Jan 5, 1903
They were headed for NYC to be with her husband, David Poczipoff.
I would like to know what the procedure would have been for persons
entering
thru Canada. Was St. Albans a port city? How did the new arrivals
get to NYC? Was it by train >from Canada?
Thanking anyone who might make this clearer to me."

Ruth Kornbluth
Hollywood, FL


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: ST. ALBANS, A Port City? #belarus

joyweave
 

Ruth,

Others may be able to fill in some gaps in my knowledge, but here's what
I know:

The St. Albans records are actually records >from all entry points in the
eastern U.S. St. Albans, itself, is in Vermont and was usually used as
an entry for people arriving at Montreal. If you look at a border-area
map, you will see why.

The St. Albans entry list on which you found the family should tell you
which port was the actual entry place for them. My grandfather, for
example, is listed as arriving at St. John, NB and lists the date of his
arrival (in March, 1900). I can't recall now whether the name of the
ship was there, too, but it may have been.

You can look at the actually ship manifests at the Canadian Archives
website if you have the date and the name of the ship. They are not
indexed by passenger name.

As I understand it, a ticket could be purchased which would include a
train fare to the final destination. I think the manifest listing which
ended up on the St. Albans list was actually taken at the train's
departure so that it could be presented at the border.

Hope it helps.

Joy Weaver
E. Islip, NY


"Ruth Kornbluth wrote:

Hello,
I finally found my grandmother's manifest after searching for about 5
years.
She was >from Baranaviche in Belarus (Minsk). She arrived via Canada
and St. Albans
on Jan 5, 1903
They were headed for NYC to be with her husband, David Poczipoff.
I would like to know what the procedure would have been for persons
entering
thru Canada. Was St. Albans a port city? How did the new arrivals
get to NYC? Was it by train >from Canada?
Thanking anyone who might make this clearer to me."

Ruth Kornbluth
Hollywood, FL


Re: German Residenten List #germany

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

One has to know that most of the data in the Residenten list, is a
compilation of various sources. Most are secondary sources, given to the
German federal archives postwar. For France and Belgium it is both based on
compilations ( like the Klarsfeld lists) and reports >from the War victim
administration, based on research in the 50's, the POT of Yad Vashem are
also used. ( but not the POT images)

I used this material while I worked at the company who built the software
and noted a few/a lot of inaccuracies regarding the fate of German refugees
in France. As data >from ITS are included it may give clues for researchers to
look for places they had no previous awareness.

Congratulations to the USHMM.

Manuela Wyler, Lyon, France http://www.jewishtraces.org


German SIG #Germany RE: German Residenten List #germany

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

One has to know that most of the data in the Residenten list, is a
compilation of various sources. Most are secondary sources, given to the
German federal archives postwar. For France and Belgium it is both based on
compilations ( like the Klarsfeld lists) and reports >from the War victim
administration, based on research in the 50's, the POT of Yad Vashem are
also used. ( but not the POT images)

I used this material while I worked at the company who built the software
and noted a few/a lot of inaccuracies regarding the fate of German refugees
in France. As data >from ITS are included it may give clues for researchers to
look for places they had no previous awareness.

Congratulations to the USHMM.

Manuela Wyler, Lyon, France http://www.jewishtraces.org


29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Announces Keynote Speaker: Father Patrick Desbois #usa

David Mink
 

On behalf of the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, we
are extremely pleased to announce that the distinguished French priest,
author, and humanitarian, Father Patrick Desbois, will be the keynote
speaker at the opening session in Philadelphia, Sunday, August 2, 2009. His
speech will be, "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the
Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 million Jews," which is also the title of his
book.

The grandson of a deportee to the Nazi Rawa Ruska forced-labor Camp in
Ukraine, Father Desbois is best known for his work in searching for and
uncovering mass graves in Ukraine and for his book, "The Holocaust by
Bullets."

"My book is an act of prevention of future acts of genocide," Desbois said.
Winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Relations with the Jewish People, Father Desbois is secretary to the
French Conference of Bishops for Relations with Judaism, advisor to the
Cardinal-Archbishop of Leon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish
Religion. Father Desbois is the president of Yahad in Unum
(www.yahadinunum.org), whose mission is to increase knowledge and
cooperation between Catholic and Jews.

Commenting on Father Desbois, Conference Co-Chair David Mink said, "We are
extremely pleased to have Father Desbois speak at our conference. He has
performed selfless acts of kindness for the many people of Jewish heritage
who trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe and have not been able to record
the death of loved ones on their family tree."

The Conference in Philadelphia, August 2-7, 2009, will include programs
featuring archivists, researchers and genealogists >from around the world.
For more information, visit www.Philly2009.org.

Registration for the Conference and the Hotel are now open.

Information about programs will be coming in March.

Hope to see you all in Philadelphia this summer.

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Conference Co-Chairs


Philadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #usa

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once
the conference program is announced, this is a very good forum
for telling others about various speakers who will be present,
about SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you
think important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scoll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there!
Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


Philadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #germany

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once
the conference program is announced, this is a very good forum
for telling others about various speakers who will be present,
about SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you
think important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scoll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there! Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


Early American SIG #USA 29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Announces Keynote Speaker: Father Patrick Desbois #usa

David Mink
 

On behalf of the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, we
are extremely pleased to announce that the distinguished French priest,
author, and humanitarian, Father Patrick Desbois, will be the keynote
speaker at the opening session in Philadelphia, Sunday, August 2, 2009. His
speech will be, "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the
Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 million Jews," which is also the title of his
book.

The grandson of a deportee to the Nazi Rawa Ruska forced-labor Camp in
Ukraine, Father Desbois is best known for his work in searching for and
uncovering mass graves in Ukraine and for his book, "The Holocaust by
Bullets."

"My book is an act of prevention of future acts of genocide," Desbois said.
Winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Relations with the Jewish People, Father Desbois is secretary to the
French Conference of Bishops for Relations with Judaism, advisor to the
Cardinal-Archbishop of Leon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish
Religion. Father Desbois is the president of Yahad in Unum
(www.yahadinunum.org), whose mission is to increase knowledge and
cooperation between Catholic and Jews.

Commenting on Father Desbois, Conference Co-Chair David Mink said, "We are
extremely pleased to have Father Desbois speak at our conference. He has
performed selfless acts of kindness for the many people of Jewish heritage
who trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe and have not been able to record
the death of loved ones on their family tree."

The Conference in Philadelphia, August 2-7, 2009, will include programs
featuring archivists, researchers and genealogists >from around the world.
For more information, visit www.Philly2009.org.

Registration for the Conference and the Hotel are now open.

Information about programs will be coming in March.

Hope to see you all in Philadelphia this summer.

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Conference Co-Chairs


Early American SIG #USA Philadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #usa

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once
the conference program is announced, this is a very good forum
for telling others about various speakers who will be present,
about SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you
think important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scoll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there!
Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


German SIG #Germany Philadelphia 09 Conference Discussion Group is Now Starting #germany

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy Discussion Group is now starting.

This is the discussion group to join to learn more about the
conference. Those who subscribe can ask questions about the
conference and Philadelphia as well as answer questions that
others pose. It is a moderated discussion group like all other
such Jewishgen groups. The co-hosts of the conference, IAJGS and
JGSGP, thank Jewishgen for once again making a conference
discussion group possible.

YOU will make the difference in the success of this discussion
group for we rely on all of you to ask questions, share
information about how to get the most out of a conference, tell
about all the great things in Philadelphia, and so forth. Once
the conference program is announced, this is a very good forum
for telling others about various speakers who will be present,
about SIG and BOF meetings, and about any other activities you
think important to watch out for.

You can learn how to subscribe to the Philadelphia '09 discussion
group at the conference website: www.Philly2009.org. Scoll down
the left-hand buttons to the one that says Conference Discussion
Group. Click on that button and you will find all the information.
Actual subscription is done at www.jewishgen.org

We look forward to your participation in our Philadelphia '09
conference group as well as seeing you in Philadelphia. The program
is shaping up to be a very exciting one and there will be many
wonderful activities available.

See you there! Conference Co-chairs: Anne Feder Lee and David Mink


29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Announces Keynote Speaker: Father Patrick Desbois #germany

David Mink
 

On behalf of the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, we
are extremely pleased to announce that the distinguished French priest,
author, and humanitarian, Father Patrick Desbois, will be the keynote speaker
at the opening session in Philadelphia, Sunday, August 2, 2009. His speech will
be, "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind
the Murder of 1.5 million Jews," which is also the title of his book.

The grandson of a deportee to the Nazi Rawa Ruska forced-labor Camp in
Ukraine, Father Desbois is best known for his work in searching for and
uncovering mass graves in Ukraine and for his book, "The Holocaust by Bullets."

"My book is an act of prevention of future acts of genocide," Desbois said.
Winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Relations with the Jewish People, Father Desbois is secretary to the
French Conference of Bishops for Relations with Judaism, advisor to the
Cardinal-Archbishop of Leon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish
Religion. Father Desbois is the president of Yahad in Unum
(www.yahadinunum.org), whose mission is to increase knowledge and
cooperation between Catholic and Jews.

Commenting on Father Desbois, Conference Co-Chair David Mink said, "We are
extremely pleased to have Father Desbois speak at our conference. He has
performed selfless acts of kindness for the many people of Jewish heritage
who trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe and have not been able to record
the death of loved ones on their family tree."

The Conference in Philadelphia, August 2-7, 2009, will include programs
featuring archivists, researchers and genealogists >from around the world.
For more information, visit www.Philly2009.org.

Registration for the Conference and the Hotel are now open.

Information about programs will be coming in March.

Hope to see you all in Philadelphia this summer.

Anne Feder Lee David Mink Conference Co-Chairs


German SIG #Germany 29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Announces Keynote Speaker: Father Patrick Desbois #germany

David Mink
 

On behalf of the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, we
are extremely pleased to announce that the distinguished French priest,
author, and humanitarian, Father Patrick Desbois, will be the keynote speaker
at the opening session in Philadelphia, Sunday, August 2, 2009. His speech will
be, "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind
the Murder of 1.5 million Jews," which is also the title of his book.

The grandson of a deportee to the Nazi Rawa Ruska forced-labor Camp in
Ukraine, Father Desbois is best known for his work in searching for and
uncovering mass graves in Ukraine and for his book, "The Holocaust by Bullets."

"My book is an act of prevention of future acts of genocide," Desbois said.
Winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Relations with the Jewish People, Father Desbois is secretary to the
French Conference of Bishops for Relations with Judaism, advisor to the
Cardinal-Archbishop of Leon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish
Religion. Father Desbois is the president of Yahad in Unum
(www.yahadinunum.org), whose mission is to increase knowledge and
cooperation between Catholic and Jews.

Commenting on Father Desbois, Conference Co-Chair David Mink said, "We are
extremely pleased to have Father Desbois speak at our conference. He has
performed selfless acts of kindness for the many people of Jewish heritage
who trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe and have not been able to record
the death of loved ones on their family tree."

The Conference in Philadelphia, August 2-7, 2009, will include programs
featuring archivists, researchers and genealogists >from around the world.
For more information, visit www.Philly2009.org.

Registration for the Conference and the Hotel are now open.

Information about programs will be coming in March.

Hope to see you all in Philadelphia this summer.

Anne Feder Lee David Mink Conference Co-Chairs


FORELL of Glatz, Silesia; Holleschau, Moravia and Vienna #germany

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I am often in quandary when it comes to cross-SIG postings, but when I
researched this FORELL tombstone in Holleschau, Moravia:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/1845370456/

I found it was a rare name and mercifully there were few holocaust victims
listed on Yad Vashem. I have added links under the tombstone picture.

I checked the FTJP and JGFF and message archives and found four Ger-SIG
messages in 1998-2001 >from Vivian Salama about her Glatz/Klodzko {Silesian}
FORELL relatives. They are obviously the ones listed in the FTJP and JGFF.

re Glatz/Klodzko: there was obviously a pretty close relationship with Bohemia
noted here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_of_Glatz
Moravia is not mentioned, but I think we can assume Moravia also came into
the picture.

I do wonder now if this Moravian family came >from Silesia or perhaps the
Silesian family came >from Moravia? Migration between the two territories
was quite common.

If anyone can decipher the Hebrew on the tombstone, we might learn more.
Eleven years may be a long time to wait for a link, but perhaps, at last,
here is a clue, however tenuous, for Vivian [btw I am not related!].

Celia Male - London U.K celiamale@...


German SIG #Germany FORELL of Glatz, Silesia; Holleschau, Moravia and Vienna #germany

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I am often in quandary when it comes to cross-SIG postings, but when I
researched this FORELL tombstone in Holleschau, Moravia:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/1845370456/

I found it was a rare name and mercifully there were few holocaust victims
listed on Yad Vashem. I have added links under the tombstone picture.

I checked the FTJP and JGFF and message archives and found four Ger-SIG
messages in 1998-2001 >from Vivian Salama about her Glatz/Klodzko {Silesian}
FORELL relatives. They are obviously the ones listed in the FTJP and JGFF.

re Glatz/Klodzko: there was obviously a pretty close relationship with Bohemia
noted here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_of_Glatz
Moravia is not mentioned, but I think we can assume Moravia also came into
the picture.

I do wonder now if this Moravian family came >from Silesia or perhaps the
Silesian family came >from Moravia? Migration between the two territories
was quite common.

If anyone can decipher the Hebrew on the tombstone, we might learn more.
Eleven years may be a long time to wait for a link, but perhaps, at last,
here is a clue, however tenuous, for Vivian [btw I am not related!].

Celia Male - London U.K celiamale@...