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Re: BERKOWITZ family of Canada #general

Alan Greenberg
 

Philip Mintz wrote:
I am seeking contact with descendants of the Berkowitz family of Toronto, Canada.
I am deliberately replying publicly because I think there is an important issue to
be raised. I cannot speak about Toronto, but for Montreal, there have been very
many different families with that name. A request with more details (years, given
names, where they were from) is far more likely to yield good results).

Also note that names that in the US ended in WITZ were commonly spelled with VITCH
in Canada - I don't know why, but I have seen many examples, including in my own
family.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: BERKOWITZ family of Canada #general

Alan Greenberg
 

Philip Mintz wrote:
I am seeking contact with descendants of the Berkowitz family of Toronto, Canada.
I am deliberately replying publicly because I think there is an important issue to
be raised. I cannot speak about Toronto, but for Montreal, there have been very
many different families with that name. A request with more details (years, given
names, where they were from) is far more likely to yield good results).

Also note that names that in the US ended in WITZ were commonly spelled with VITCH
in Canada - I don't know why, but I have seen many examples, including in my own
family.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada


The Black Book #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Black Book of Polish Jewery
I looked it up in catalogue for all the univeristies in Israel. It states - an
account of the martrydom of Polish Jewry under the Nazi occupation. It was
published in New York in 1943. The editory is Apenszlak, Jacob. In Israel it can be
found in all the university libraries.

There is also the Black Book of Poland It is available at the National Library in
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and Tel-Aviv University. The description states - The black
record of German barbarism >from the close of the war in Poland, which ended
October 6, 1939, until the end of June, 1941 but it was published in New York.
but it states Copyright ... by the Polish Ministry of Information - maybe this was
the Polish government in exile.

If David meant another book, I would be interested in getting more information.

Rose Feldman
GITNER, REZNIK - Podolia, Ukraine
EPSTEIN, Ruzhany & Mscibow, Belarus
TREPER, TREPMAN, SOJCHER, FELDMAN, LICHT - Warsaw, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Black Book #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Black Book of Polish Jewery
I looked it up in catalogue for all the univeristies in Israel. It states - an
account of the martrydom of Polish Jewry under the Nazi occupation. It was
published in New York in 1943. The editory is Apenszlak, Jacob. In Israel it can be
found in all the university libraries.

There is also the Black Book of Poland It is available at the National Library in
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and Tel-Aviv University. The description states - The black
record of German barbarism >from the close of the war in Poland, which ended
October 6, 1939, until the end of June, 1941 but it was published in New York.
but it states Copyright ... by the Polish Ministry of Information - maybe this was
the Polish government in exile.

If David meant another book, I would be interested in getting more information.

Rose Feldman
GITNER, REZNIK - Podolia, Ukraine
EPSTEIN, Ruzhany & Mscibow, Belarus
TREPER, TREPMAN, SOJCHER, FELDMAN, LICHT - Warsaw, Poland


Povitz - where is this? #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

I wonder if anyone can through any light on the following. On the 1911 UK census
my husband's great-father Gershon (George) BERLINSKIE says he was born in Povitz.
At the side of the word Povitz is "by" and underneath these two words is what
looks like Grilson. Then, in the next column headed Nationality is the word
German.

I have found his marriage at the Great Synagogue in Manchester in 1874 but could
not find him on the 1871 census so assume he came a little prior to 1874. On the
1881, 1891, and 1901 UK census it states he was born in Germany and in brackets
the words German Subject.

Can anyone throw any light on this?

Sincerely

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, UK

Still researching:- ESTRY >from somewhere in Poland; BERLINSKIE >from Charlottenburg
in Berlin; KAMENSHCHIK >from Zeimia and Jonova in Lithuania; DIAMOND >from Suwalki;
FRANK >from Garliava in Lithuania; LEVI & LESCZINSKIJ >from Sompolno in Poland;
SHLUZITEL (now GOLDBERG) >from Birzai in Lithuania, COHEN >from Russian Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Povitz - where is this? #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

I wonder if anyone can through any light on the following. On the 1911 UK census
my husband's great-father Gershon (George) BERLINSKIE says he was born in Povitz.
At the side of the word Povitz is "by" and underneath these two words is what
looks like Grilson. Then, in the next column headed Nationality is the word
German.

I have found his marriage at the Great Synagogue in Manchester in 1874 but could
not find him on the 1871 census so assume he came a little prior to 1874. On the
1881, 1891, and 1901 UK census it states he was born in Germany and in brackets
the words German Subject.

Can anyone throw any light on this?

Sincerely

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, UK

Still researching:- ESTRY >from somewhere in Poland; BERLINSKIE >from Charlottenburg
in Berlin; KAMENSHCHIK >from Zeimia and Jonova in Lithuania; DIAMOND >from Suwalki;
FRANK >from Garliava in Lithuania; LEVI & LESCZINSKIJ >from Sompolno in Poland;
SHLUZITEL (now GOLDBERG) >from Birzai in Lithuania, COHEN >from Russian Poland


Earlier message re: Hoboken, New Jersey #general

David Priever
 

Dear fellow Jewishgenners
My subject line above corrected my earlier omission for which I apologise. I was
proofing for spelling before sending my earlier message regarding Hoboken and I
didn't realize that I missed including New Jersey.

Thank you to the genners thus far who responded to my query on Hoboken, New Jersey
Jewish Cemeteries.

Sincerely
David J. Priever
Queens, NY
email: brooklyn1960@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Earlier message re: Hoboken, New Jersey #general

David Priever
 

Dear fellow Jewishgenners
My subject line above corrected my earlier omission for which I apologise. I was
proofing for spelling before sending my earlier message regarding Hoboken and I
didn't realize that I missed including New Jersey.

Thank you to the genners thus far who responded to my query on Hoboken, New Jersey
Jewish Cemeteries.

Sincerely
David J. Priever
Queens, NY
email: brooklyn1960@...


Re: Yad Vashem Testimony - Need Translation Check #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Dave Smith wrote:
On the Yad Vashem website, there is a Page of Testimony related to the death of
Aron Katolik. The English translation states that he was born in Bedzin in
1880, but the Polish State Archives in Katowice can't locate his birth record in
the Bedzin Jewish civil register.
David,

Testimony to the death of Aron KATOLIKk filed by his cousin on June 1, 1955 does
not include other towns names than Bedzin. Lines 8 to 12 refer to the place of
birth, location of the Jewish community, Aron residence in 1939 and occupation
(merchant). All lines indicate that Aron was born, resided and passed away in
Bedzin in 1940.

Please note that Aron's wife name is listed as Mandzia, which provides clues that
Aron probably was not born in Bedzin

1. The separate testimony to Aron's wife Mandzia Katolik, nee ROGOWSKI death filed
on June 1, 1955 by her aunt, shows that Mandzia was born in 1880 in Ksiaz Wielki
(near Miechow) in 1880.

2. Testimony to the death of Leah ZLOTNIK, (another previous surname SERVETKA and
KATOLIK, probably the previous marriage(s)), born in 1893 and filed on April 12,
1990 by her aunt, indicates that Leah was born in village Nasiechowice, located
near town Slomniki (5 miles distance), district Miechow (distance 6 miles)

3. By searching KATOLIK families through JRI-P database, you may notice that all
available records for this family are deposited in Dzialoszyce, one of the main
Jewish town in the vicinity where Jews >from Slomniki, Ksiaz Wielki have originated.
So the members of the family ZLOTNIK and SERWATKA (incorrectly spelled in Leah
ZLOTNIK testimony as Servetka)

4. There are two other testimonies in Yad vaShem for the daughters of Aron and
Mandzia KATOLIK, filed on June 1, 1955 by ther cousin
4a. Testimony for Ester SOCHACZEWSKI, nee KATOLIK death, born in 1906 in Bedzin,
married with five children. Record shows that Ester was daughter of Aron and
Mandzia KATOLIK, but English translation incorrectly indicates that her mother's
name as Miriam
4b, Testimony for Rochama KATOILIK death, born in 1908 in Bedzin, married with one
child. Record shows that Riochama was daughter of Aron and MAndzia KATOLIK but
again English translation incorrectly indicates that her mother's name as Menucha.

5. A bit confusing information about KATOLIK family in 1939 Bedzin Jewish community
census is located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0128_Bedzin_census.html
It lists Aron Mendel KATOLIK born on February 19, 1879, resident on Berek
Joselewich Street, Bedzin, but his occupation is listed as Hadlerin, translated as
"Female trader".
Second person in this household is Chaja KATOLIK, born in 1885, wife of
Aron-Mendel. If Aron KATOLIK listed above is he same Aron KATOLIK you are
researching, there is obviously a discrepancy The third person listed at this
address Hochwa KATOLIK, born in 1908 which corresponding to Rochama KATOLIK data
listed in the testimony In the same database name of Leah ZLOTNIK (refer to the
testimony above) appears alongside with her husband and two children, her birthday
is indicated as 1889, which corresponds to data shown for her birth in Dzialoszyce
records.

6. In conclusion: Aron KATOLIK was probably born in Slomniki, district Mielec or
its vicinity as JR-P records for Dzialoszyce are indicating, and Katolik family has
moved to Bedzin prior to WWI, where their children were born.

Births Records for years 1826 to 1902 for Dzialoszyce and surrounding Jewish
communities are archived in Pinczow branch of Kielce Government Archives
email: pinczow@...


Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yad Vashem Testimony - Need Translation Check #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Dave Smith wrote:
On the Yad Vashem website, there is a Page of Testimony related to the death of
Aron Katolik. The English translation states that he was born in Bedzin in
1880, but the Polish State Archives in Katowice can't locate his birth record in
the Bedzin Jewish civil register.
David,

Testimony to the death of Aron KATOLIKk filed by his cousin on June 1, 1955 does
not include other towns names than Bedzin. Lines 8 to 12 refer to the place of
birth, location of the Jewish community, Aron residence in 1939 and occupation
(merchant). All lines indicate that Aron was born, resided and passed away in
Bedzin in 1940.

Please note that Aron's wife name is listed as Mandzia, which provides clues that
Aron probably was not born in Bedzin

1. The separate testimony to Aron's wife Mandzia Katolik, nee ROGOWSKI death filed
on June 1, 1955 by her aunt, shows that Mandzia was born in 1880 in Ksiaz Wielki
(near Miechow) in 1880.

2. Testimony to the death of Leah ZLOTNIK, (another previous surname SERVETKA and
KATOLIK, probably the previous marriage(s)), born in 1893 and filed on April 12,
1990 by her aunt, indicates that Leah was born in village Nasiechowice, located
near town Slomniki (5 miles distance), district Miechow (distance 6 miles)

3. By searching KATOLIK families through JRI-P database, you may notice that all
available records for this family are deposited in Dzialoszyce, one of the main
Jewish town in the vicinity where Jews >from Slomniki, Ksiaz Wielki have originated.
So the members of the family ZLOTNIK and SERWATKA (incorrectly spelled in Leah
ZLOTNIK testimony as Servetka)

4. There are two other testimonies in Yad vaShem for the daughters of Aron and
Mandzia KATOLIK, filed on June 1, 1955 by ther cousin
4a. Testimony for Ester SOCHACZEWSKI, nee KATOLIK death, born in 1906 in Bedzin,
married with five children. Record shows that Ester was daughter of Aron and
Mandzia KATOLIK, but English translation incorrectly indicates that her mother's
name as Miriam
4b, Testimony for Rochama KATOILIK death, born in 1908 in Bedzin, married with one
child. Record shows that Riochama was daughter of Aron and MAndzia KATOLIK but
again English translation incorrectly indicates that her mother's name as Menucha.

5. A bit confusing information about KATOLIK family in 1939 Bedzin Jewish community
census is located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0128_Bedzin_census.html
It lists Aron Mendel KATOLIK born on February 19, 1879, resident on Berek
Joselewich Street, Bedzin, but his occupation is listed as Hadlerin, translated as
"Female trader".
Second person in this household is Chaja KATOLIK, born in 1885, wife of
Aron-Mendel. If Aron KATOLIK listed above is he same Aron KATOLIK you are
researching, there is obviously a discrepancy The third person listed at this
address Hochwa KATOLIK, born in 1908 which corresponding to Rochama KATOLIK data
listed in the testimony In the same database name of Leah ZLOTNIK (refer to the
testimony above) appears alongside with her husband and two children, her birthday
is indicated as 1889, which corresponds to data shown for her birth in Dzialoszyce
records.

6. In conclusion: Aron KATOLIK was probably born in Slomniki, district Mielec or
its vicinity as JR-P records for Dzialoszyce are indicating, and Katolik family has
moved to Bedzin prior to WWI, where their children were born.

Births Records for years 1826 to 1902 for Dzialoszyce and surrounding Jewish
communities are archived in Pinczow branch of Kielce Government Archives
email: pinczow@...


Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


Mintz family of Kobryn #belarus

Philip Mintz
 

I have had some computer problems which will not allow me to search my
archived emails. I would be very grateful if those who have emailed me
privately would please send me mail to re-establish connection.

Thank you,

Philip Mintz
Conroe, Texas
pmintz@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mintz family of Kobryn #belarus

Philip Mintz
 

I have had some computer problems which will not allow me to search my
archived emails. I would be very grateful if those who have emailed me
privately would please send me mail to re-establish connection.

Thank you,

Philip Mintz
Conroe, Texas
pmintz@...


STRAUSS Families Originally from Butzbach #germany

Linda Shefler
 

I just received some new information regarding the descendants of Nathan
STRAUSS. Nathan was born in Storndorf, Hessen in 1844. He died in
Butzbach, Hessen in 1905. All of his children were born in Butzbach and I
am looking for the descendants (or any information) regarding the following
of Nathan STRAUSS and Fanny nee KAUFMANN's children:

Karl Hermann STRAUSS (1869) and married to Henrietta. Their 3 children all
managed to escape Germany and settled in NY. They are:
1)Hans STRAUSS who was married and had a son and daughter (names unknown).
2)Max STRAUSS (born ~1900 in Frankfurt) and married to Gertrude Bertha (born
~1907 in Frankfurt). They immigrated in 1938 with their children Rolf N.
STRAUSS (1929) and Ellen Suzanne STRAUSS (1937).
3) A daughter whose name is unknown.

Max STRAUSS (1874) was married to Sophie. They escaped with their daughter
Elsa to Brazil. Elsa, who died in 1974, was married to Augusto LOHNSTEIN.

Walther STRAUSS (1886) was married to Flora. They escaped via Shanghai and
joined their daughter in Chicago in 1948. Their daughter Mathilde STRAUSS
(1911-1990) was married to Curt Samuel WICKERT and they arrived in San
Francisco >from Shanghai in 1940 with their 2 year old son Paul WICKERT.
They later had another son Steven, presumably in Chicago.

If anyone is familiar with any of these families please respond privately.

Many thanks, Linda Silverman Shefler, Moshav Mishmeret linda.shefler@...


German SIG #Germany STRAUSS Families Originally from Butzbach #germany

Linda Shefler
 

I just received some new information regarding the descendants of Nathan
STRAUSS. Nathan was born in Storndorf, Hessen in 1844. He died in
Butzbach, Hessen in 1905. All of his children were born in Butzbach and I
am looking for the descendants (or any information) regarding the following
of Nathan STRAUSS and Fanny nee KAUFMANN's children:

Karl Hermann STRAUSS (1869) and married to Henrietta. Their 3 children all
managed to escape Germany and settled in NY. They are:
1)Hans STRAUSS who was married and had a son and daughter (names unknown).
2)Max STRAUSS (born ~1900 in Frankfurt) and married to Gertrude Bertha (born
~1907 in Frankfurt). They immigrated in 1938 with their children Rolf N.
STRAUSS (1929) and Ellen Suzanne STRAUSS (1937).
3) A daughter whose name is unknown.

Max STRAUSS (1874) was married to Sophie. They escaped with their daughter
Elsa to Brazil. Elsa, who died in 1974, was married to Augusto LOHNSTEIN.

Walther STRAUSS (1886) was married to Flora. They escaped via Shanghai and
joined their daughter in Chicago in 1948. Their daughter Mathilde STRAUSS
(1911-1990) was married to Curt Samuel WICKERT and they arrived in San
Francisco >from Shanghai in 1940 with their 2 year old son Paul WICKERT.
They later had another son Steven, presumably in Chicago.

If anyone is familiar with any of these families please respond privately.

Many thanks, Linda Silverman Shefler, Moshav Mishmeret linda.shefler@...


finding relatives in Belarus who survived the holocaust #belarus

Marilyn Nathanson
 

My great grandmother - who went by Henie Hodas Amhowitz Maisel - had
siblings in Russia who survived the Holocaust. My grandmother, Rose Maisel
Slobodow, made coats and sent them to relatives in the 1950's. She had an
aunt (possibly Sonia?) who at that time had twin sons who were both
engineers. My grandmother was finally told, because of the cold war, that
it would be best if she didn't communicate with them. I would love to be
able to connect with them somehow. My grandmother came >from possibly:
Zalayze/Zalozye
52'45"/27'17"
5 miles >from Stariye Dorogi
I'm not sure where the relatives lived.
Does any one have any suggestions on how to possibly find these relatives?
Marilyn Nathanson
Farmington Hills, Michigan
mnathanson@...


getting naturalization petitions #belarus

Marilyn Nathanson
 

Has any one requested immigration petition files? If so, how does one do
it? I have my grandmother's certificate of citizenship and petition number
but would like to access the actual petition. Any help would be
appreciated.
Marilyn Nathanson
Farmington Hills, Michigan
mnathanson@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus finding relatives in Belarus who survived the holocaust #belarus

Marilyn Nathanson
 

My great grandmother - who went by Henie Hodas Amhowitz Maisel - had
siblings in Russia who survived the Holocaust. My grandmother, Rose Maisel
Slobodow, made coats and sent them to relatives in the 1950's. She had an
aunt (possibly Sonia?) who at that time had twin sons who were both
engineers. My grandmother was finally told, because of the cold war, that
it would be best if she didn't communicate with them. I would love to be
able to connect with them somehow. My grandmother came >from possibly:
Zalayze/Zalozye
52'45"/27'17"
5 miles >from Stariye Dorogi
I'm not sure where the relatives lived.
Does any one have any suggestions on how to possibly find these relatives?
Marilyn Nathanson
Farmington Hills, Michigan
mnathanson@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus getting naturalization petitions #belarus

Marilyn Nathanson
 

Has any one requested immigration petition files? If so, how does one do
it? I have my grandmother's certificate of citizenship and petition number
but would like to access the actual petition. Any help would be
appreciated.
Marilyn Nathanson
Farmington Hills, Michigan
mnathanson@...


Help reading name and address on Ellis Island Record #general

Linda Fredin
 

I am asking for help in reading the name of the friend or relative Mariam is going
to join in New York. Here is the arrival information: Mariam WURSEL (Ancestry)
/ WURZEL (Ellis Island) Arrived 2/27/1909 on The Main >from Bremen Line 10 of the
manifest

Thank you in advance for any help.
Linda
Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev,Padola, and
Zhvanets (Zwantchik or Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow,
Sokolow, or Pysznica (Pishnitza or Pyshnitza) GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or
Sokolow KRAMER >from Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help reading name and address on Ellis Island Record #general

Linda Fredin
 

I am asking for help in reading the name of the friend or relative Mariam is going
to join in New York. Here is the arrival information: Mariam WURSEL (Ancestry)
/ WURZEL (Ellis Island) Arrived 2/27/1909 on The Main >from Bremen Line 10 of the
manifest

Thank you in advance for any help.
Linda
Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev,Padola, and
Zhvanets (Zwantchik or Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow,
Sokolow, or Pysznica (Pishnitza or Pyshnitza) GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or
Sokolow KRAMER >from Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia