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Yizkor Book Project, February 2010 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

February is our shortest month but as you'll see, the Yizkor Book Project
has hardly been short in activity.

During this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

Gherla, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of our town Szamosujvar-Iklad
and surroundings)
Jedrzejow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Jews of Jedrzejow)
Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity who perished in the Holocaust in the years 1939-1944)
Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony)

Added 16 new entries:

Abelina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Abelinkas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aleksandrobolis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Alkiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Akunik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alove, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alvitas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Andriejavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antanavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antazave, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antnemunis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Asminta, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aukstoji Panemune, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Avanaste, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azuolu Buda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azventis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)

And finally, we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol)
Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
Bilgoraj, Poland (Destruction of Bilgoraj)
Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)
Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd)
Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)
Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
Leczyca, Poland (Memorial Book of Leczyca)
Lithuania (Lithuania - Volume I)
Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of our
city)
Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk Memorial Book)
Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland) - addition in
Polish
Skuodas, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Skuodas)
Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition of
pictures to Polish section
Zgierz, Poland (Memorial book Zgierz) - addition of name index

As you can imagine, an incredible amount of work is put in each month to
create this impressive list. Now, whilst I avoid publically thanking
individuals for fear of failing to mention someone, that does not mean that
I don't have great appreciation for the coordinators, translators, editors &
htmlers who faithfully dedicate their time to these projects. If you feel
that you can also somehow contribute to the project or would like to
initiate a project for a community dear to your heart, I would like to hear
from you.
Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them. Other than that, if you are able to assist our
financially any of the Translation Fund Projects, we invite you to visit our
Translations Fund page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Wishing you all a very Happy Purim, Lance Ackerfeld Yizkor Book Project Manager


ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, February 2010 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

February is our shortest month but as you'll see, the Yizkor Book Project
has hardly been short in activity.

During this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

Gherla, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of our town Szamosujvar-Iklad
and surroundings)
Jedrzejow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Jews of Jedrzejow)
Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity who perished in the Holocaust in the years 1939-1944)
Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony)

Added 16 new entries:

Abelina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Abelinkas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aleksandrobolis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Alkiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Akunik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alove, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alvitas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Andriejavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antanavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antazave, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antnemunis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Asminta, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aukstoji Panemune, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Avanaste, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azuolu Buda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azventis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)

And finally, we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol)
Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
Bilgoraj, Poland (Destruction of Bilgoraj)
Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)
Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd)
Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)
Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
Leczyca, Poland (Memorial Book of Leczyca)
Lithuania (Lithuania - Volume I)
Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of our
city)
Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk Memorial Book)
Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland) - addition in
Polish
Skuodas, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Skuodas)
Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition of
pictures to Polish section
Zgierz, Poland (Memorial book Zgierz) - addition of name index

As you can imagine, an incredible amount of work is put in each month to
create this impressive list. Now, whilst I avoid publically thanking
individuals for fear of failing to mention someone, that does not mean that
I don't have great appreciation for the coordinators, translators, editors &
htmlers who faithfully dedicate their time to these projects. If you feel
that you can also somehow contribute to the project or would like to
initiate a project for a community dear to your heart, I would like to hear
from you.
Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them. Other than that, if you are able to assist our
financially any of the Translation Fund Projects, we invite you to visit our
Translations Fund page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Wishing you all a very Happy Purim, Lance Ackerfeld Yizkor Book Project Manager


Early American SIG #USA ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


a new book about Jews in Kaschubia #germany

Martin Conitzer <conitzer@...>
 

Dear colleagues,

Miloslawa Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk and Dr. Christian Pletzing are the editors
of the grass roots study "Juedische Spuren in der Kaschubei", published
in Gdansk, Luebeck and Muenchen 2010. ISBN 978-3-89975-178-9.
Texts are in Polish and German languages.

You will find texts about history and culture of the Jews in Kaschubia,
northern Westprussia and Danzig. The families Hirschbruch and Heymann in
Czersk, Pintus in Chmielno, Meisler in Danzig, Rabbi Joseph in Stolp and
Lewy in Konitz are mentioned. Best regards,

Martin Conitzer, Wachtberg, Germany conitzer@gmx.de


ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #germany

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


German SIG #Germany a new book about Jews in Kaschubia #germany

Martin Conitzer <conitzer@...>
 

Dear colleagues,

Miloslawa Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk and Dr. Christian Pletzing are the editors
of the grass roots study "Juedische Spuren in der Kaschubei", published
in Gdansk, Luebeck and Muenchen 2010. ISBN 978-3-89975-178-9.
Texts are in Polish and German languages.

You will find texts about history and culture of the Jews in Kaschubia,
northern Westprussia and Danzig. The families Hirschbruch and Heymann in
Czersk, Pintus in Chmielno, Meisler in Danzig, Rabbi Joseph in Stolp and
Lewy in Konitz are mentioned. Best regards,

Martin Conitzer, Wachtberg, Germany conitzer@gmx.de


German SIG #Germany ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #germany

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


new book about Nordrach sanatorium deportations #germany

irenefred@...
 

I wish to bring to our group's attention a book just published,
entitled "Deprotiert aus Nordrach: Das Schicksal der letzten juedischen
Patientinnen und Angestellten des Rothschild-Sanatoriums."

It describes the history of the sanatorium in Nordrach, Germany dedicated
to Jewish women with respiratory diseases. In August and September
1942 the residents along with the Jewish employees were deported and
all of them perished. Biographical sketches of the residents and
documentation are provided. More details about the book are as follows:

authors: Uwe Schellinger, Rolf Oswald and Egbert Hoferer
ISBN 978-3-00-030007-3
price: 3 Euros 96 pages
Can be purchased >from Herbert Vollmer, Im Dorf 27, 77787 Nordrach
whose e-mail address is mail@familie-vollmer.de
Publisher: Verlag Schwarzwaelder Post, Pfarrhofgraben 2, 77736 Zell am
Harmersbach (I have no direct interest in the book.)

Fred Einstein Greater New York area irenefred@aol.com


German SIG #Germany new book about Nordrach sanatorium deportations #germany

irenefred@...
 

I wish to bring to our group's attention a book just published,
entitled "Deprotiert aus Nordrach: Das Schicksal der letzten juedischen
Patientinnen und Angestellten des Rothschild-Sanatoriums."

It describes the history of the sanatorium in Nordrach, Germany dedicated
to Jewish women with respiratory diseases. In August and September
1942 the residents along with the Jewish employees were deported and
all of them perished. Biographical sketches of the residents and
documentation are provided. More details about the book are as follows:

authors: Uwe Schellinger, Rolf Oswald and Egbert Hoferer
ISBN 978-3-00-030007-3
price: 3 Euros 96 pages
Can be purchased >from Herbert Vollmer, Im Dorf 27, 77787 Nordrach
whose e-mail address is mail@familie-vollmer.de
Publisher: Verlag Schwarzwaelder Post, Pfarrhofgraben 2, 77736 Zell am
Harmersbach (I have no direct interest in the book.)

Fred Einstein Greater New York area irenefred@aol.com


Questions about notations - Camp de Gurs #germany

Michael Marx <MHMarx@...>
 

I have obtained some documents about my family in Camp de Gurs. There
is a card for my grandmother, Ernestine Marx, with a column on the
right side labeled " Indication sommaire des motifs d'internement".

She arrived in the camp on 25 October 1940 on a transport from
Mannheim. The first entry in this column is a stamped date 24 AVR 1941.

Was this when the camp finally got around to creating a record?
There are then a number of handwritten entries which seem to indicate
that she was moved several time between the barracks and the "hospital
central". I know she was ill, and I presume this was a hospital in the
camp. She was then moved to the Hospice de Macon (S and Loire) on 6
October 1943 where she died in February 1944. Macon is quite a distance
from Gurs. Why would they have moved an elderly, frail woman to Macon?
Michael Marx, Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@alum.mit.edu


German SIG #Germany Questions about notations - Camp de Gurs #germany

Michael Marx <MHMarx@...>
 

I have obtained some documents about my family in Camp de Gurs. There
is a card for my grandmother, Ernestine Marx, with a column on the
right side labeled " Indication sommaire des motifs d'internement".

She arrived in the camp on 25 October 1940 on a transport from
Mannheim. The first entry in this column is a stamped date 24 AVR 1941.

Was this when the camp finally got around to creating a record?
There are then a number of handwritten entries which seem to indicate
that she was moved several time between the barracks and the "hospital
central". I know she was ill, and I presume this was a hospital in the
camp. She was then moved to the Hospice de Macon (S and Loire) on 6
October 1943 where she died in February 1944. Macon is quite a distance
from Gurs. Why would they have moved an elderly, frail woman to Macon?
Michael Marx, Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@alum.mit.edu


Laupheim and Oberdorf am Ipf #germany

Lande
 

Thanks to the efforts of GerSig volunteers we are gradually assembling the
name lists which appear in the Mannheim and Stuttgart Jewish community
records.

However, the completion of this task will take time since lists
sometimes need to be linked before they appear on JewishGen. Two of the
community lists which have been completed are Laupheim and Oberdorf am Ipf.

Those GerSig members who are interested in these communities may contact me
direct.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


German SIG #Germany Laupheim and Oberdorf am Ipf #germany

Lande
 

Thanks to the efforts of GerSig volunteers we are gradually assembling the
name lists which appear in the Mannheim and Stuttgart Jewish community
records.

However, the completion of this task will take time since lists
sometimes need to be linked before they appear on JewishGen. Two of the
community lists which have been completed are Laupheim and Oberdorf am Ipf.

Those GerSig members who are interested in these communities may contact me
direct.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


Thanks for help with "Lew HEARN" #yiddish

helenandbarrye@...
 

To all those who emailed me with information on Lew HEARN I want to
thank you very much for your help, interest and generosity.
I now know his actual surname (HERMAN and even have a copy of his
petition for naturalization that has a world of information for me.

Two of the most useful websites that provided were: fultonhistory.com
and chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Thanks again for all your help,
Helen ECKMAN
Chocowinity, NC


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Thanks for help with "Lew HEARN" #yiddish

helenandbarrye@...
 

To all those who emailed me with information on Lew HEARN I want to
thank you very much for your help, interest and generosity.
I now know his actual surname (HERMAN and even have a copy of his
petition for naturalization that has a world of information for me.

Two of the most useful websites that provided were: fultonhistory.com
and chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Thanks again for all your help,
Helen ECKMAN
Chocowinity, NC


ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #yiddish

bounce-1985732-772983@...
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #yiddish

bounce-1985732-772983@...
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


Basics and Beyond - JGSNY - April 11, 2010 #austria-czech

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

"Basics and Beyond," an afternoon family history seminar, will be offered by
the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York) on Sunday April 11, 2010
from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 130 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
The presentations, by experienced genealogists, will follow two tracks, one
for beginners and one for more experienced researchers. Topics will include
finding and interpreting census and vital records, passenger arrival and
naturalization records; the latest in computer research; research
organization, record-keeping and goal setting; and searching European
records >from your home. Advance registration is required. Further details
and registration information are available on the JGS website,
www.jgsny.org.

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Co-authors for a book #austria-czech

tom.vene@...
 

Dear Genners:

For four years now, I have been in the process of writing a book about the
Holocaust in Slovakia. I am planning to include testimonies of survivors who
spent those dreadful years in the Slovak territory (not including the part
that has been seized by Hungary).

Here is my request for a big favor: If you are a survivor or know a survivor
who is willing to write a very brief article about his or her ordeal, I will
very much appreciate such information. For sure, I will preserve the
confidentiality of the source(s).

Below I describe what kind of information I am looking for.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please reply off-list!

Many thanks in advance for any help you can give me in regard to this
request.
Friendly regards
Tom Venetianer
Sao Paulo - Brazil

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

BRIEF OUTLINE
(to the interested persons I will send a more comprehensive description)

NOTE: There is no hurry, my deadline for finishing my part is by the end of
this year or early 2011. All I need is to know that the interested person is
committed and willing to write the article.

The article can be one (minimum) to two pages (maximum) long, typed in
MS-Word (or eventually as a manuscript).

The specific situations I am looking for in those testimonies are the
following (please choose one topic only):

1. How was the life of the Slovak Jews during the inter-wars period? (First
Czechoslovak Republic)

2. An account about the Hlinka Guards brutality.

3. A comparative analysis about anti-Semitism before and after the Slovak
state has become independent.

4. Comments about and experiences with any or several of the anti-Jewish
laws promoted by the Tiso government.

5. Comments and experiences about the so-called "aryanization" (arizacia)
program and confiscations of Jewish properties.

6. Personal experiences in any of the several forced labor camps (Vyhne,
Novaky, Sered, etc).

7. A narrative about deportations.

8. A story about the experience of returning to Slovakia as a survivor.