Date   

Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #germany

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren, IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Re: Translation of a short German phrase #germany

Jan Bousse <janbousse@...>
 

Allda means there, I find it in my old dictionary. Verlebt means living,
residing, but I am not so sure about that. It would help to get a larger
part of that article to establish the context.

Good luck. Jan Bousse, Oostende, Belgium janbousse@...


German SIG #Germany Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #germany

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren, IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


German SIG #Germany Re: Translation of a short German phrase #germany

Jan Bousse <janbousse@...>
 

Allda means there, I find it in my old dictionary. Verlebt means living,
residing, but I am not so sure about that. It would help to get a larger
part of that article to establish the context.

Good luck. Jan Bousse, Oostende, Belgium janbousse@...


INTRO -Seeking information on Mendel SCHINDEL #germany

Martin Schindel <martinschindel63@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
several years. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German
Jewish Genealogy research. I live in a small town 25 miles northeast
of Frankfurt/Main, Hesse, Germany.
My native language is german, but I can also write and read english
and french (not very well). I have been working with computers & the
internet for more than thirty years, and I use the internet daily and
extensivly.
My surname is SCHINDEL; most of my descendant family are protestant.
But I have found out that there are quite a lot of Jewish families
with the surname SCHINDEL, mostly in eastern Europe. I am trying to
find out if there is a relationship between these families.

At the moment I am interested in every bit of information on Mendel
Menachem SCHINDEL, born 13.06.1896 in Glogow Malopolski, Rzeszow,
Galicia. He lived in Frankfurt >from at least 1934 and seems to have
been a merchant. He ist mentioned in some of the Frankfurt Adress
books. He was deported to Minsk on the 11./12.11.1941 and probably
murdered there. With him was his wife Dora SCHINDEL neee WEISS
(*03.06.1893, Kolbuszowa, Galicia).

Regards >from Martin SCHINDEL, Nidda, Hesse, martinschindel63@...


Sons of entrepreneur Adolph GOLDSCHMIDT. He was born in 1858 in Sondershausen (Thuringia) #germany

Juergen Nitsche <junitsche58@...>
 

I am preparing an article for the magazine of the Museum of the
Industrial Museum in Chemnitz. I am writing about companies of Jewish
entrepreneurs.

I try to reconstruct the life of the entrepreneur Adolph GOLDSCHMIDT. He
was born in 1858 in Sondershausen (Thuringia). Moritz GOLDSCHMIDT was
his father, Henriette GOLDSCHMIDT, n. TRAUBE, his mother.
He had any sisters and brothers: Selmar, Ludwig, Rosalie, Helene and
Hermann.

Since 1897 he was married with Gerda DREWSEN (b. 1876) >from Gentofte
(Denmark).

They had three sons:

Otto (b. 1898), Helmut (b. 1901), Erich (b. 1908)

Adolph Goldschmidt went in 1880 to Chemnitz, where he started his career
as procurist in the company Heidenheim, Oppenhem & Co. In 1899 he became
coowner of the company.

Adolph GOLDSCHMIDT died on 24th, december, 1916 in Chemnitz. His widow
Gerda moved in 1919 to Kopenhaven. Before she married Sören Wilhelm HANSEN.

His brother Hermann GOLDSCHMIDT lived till his death in 1939 in Chemnitz.

I am looking for anybody, who knew the family GOLDSCHMIDT or HANSEN or
could help me to get more information about the life of his sons.
Erich GOLDSCHMIDT moved also to Denmark.

All advice and information are very welcome.
Thank you very much in advance!

Juergen Nitsche, Mittweida, Germany -
JuNitsche58@... <mailto:JuNitsche58@...>

Currently researching: GOLDSCHMIDT - Sondershausen, Chemnitz
TRAUBE - Peine, Sondershausen, Chemnitz
DREWSEN - Gentofte, Kopenhaven


German SIG #Germany INTRO -Seeking information on Mendel SCHINDEL #germany

Martin Schindel <martinschindel63@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
several years. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German
Jewish Genealogy research. I live in a small town 25 miles northeast
of Frankfurt/Main, Hesse, Germany.
My native language is german, but I can also write and read english
and french (not very well). I have been working with computers & the
internet for more than thirty years, and I use the internet daily and
extensivly.
My surname is SCHINDEL; most of my descendant family are protestant.
But I have found out that there are quite a lot of Jewish families
with the surname SCHINDEL, mostly in eastern Europe. I am trying to
find out if there is a relationship between these families.

At the moment I am interested in every bit of information on Mendel
Menachem SCHINDEL, born 13.06.1896 in Glogow Malopolski, Rzeszow,
Galicia. He lived in Frankfurt >from at least 1934 and seems to have
been a merchant. He ist mentioned in some of the Frankfurt Adress
books. He was deported to Minsk on the 11./12.11.1941 and probably
murdered there. With him was his wife Dora SCHINDEL neee WEISS
(*03.06.1893, Kolbuszowa, Galicia).

Regards >from Martin SCHINDEL, Nidda, Hesse, martinschindel63@...


German SIG #Germany Sons of entrepreneur Adolph GOLDSCHMIDT. He was born in 1858 in Sondershausen (Thuringia) #germany

Juergen Nitsche <junitsche58@...>
 

I am preparing an article for the magazine of the Museum of the
Industrial Museum in Chemnitz. I am writing about companies of Jewish
entrepreneurs.

I try to reconstruct the life of the entrepreneur Adolph GOLDSCHMIDT. He
was born in 1858 in Sondershausen (Thuringia). Moritz GOLDSCHMIDT was
his father, Henriette GOLDSCHMIDT, n. TRAUBE, his mother.
He had any sisters and brothers: Selmar, Ludwig, Rosalie, Helene and
Hermann.

Since 1897 he was married with Gerda DREWSEN (b. 1876) >from Gentofte
(Denmark).

They had three sons:

Otto (b. 1898), Helmut (b. 1901), Erich (b. 1908)

Adolph Goldschmidt went in 1880 to Chemnitz, where he started his career
as procurist in the company Heidenheim, Oppenhem & Co. In 1899 he became
coowner of the company.

Adolph GOLDSCHMIDT died on 24th, december, 1916 in Chemnitz. His widow
Gerda moved in 1919 to Kopenhaven. Before she married Sören Wilhelm HANSEN.

His brother Hermann GOLDSCHMIDT lived till his death in 1939 in Chemnitz.

I am looking for anybody, who knew the family GOLDSCHMIDT or HANSEN or
could help me to get more information about the life of his sons.
Erich GOLDSCHMIDT moved also to Denmark.

All advice and information are very welcome.
Thank you very much in advance!

Juergen Nitsche, Mittweida, Germany -
JuNitsche58@... <mailto:JuNitsche58@...>

Currently researching: GOLDSCHMIDT - Sondershausen, Chemnitz
TRAUBE - Peine, Sondershausen, Chemnitz
DREWSEN - Gentofte, Kopenhaven


Re: Translation of a short phrase: seiner allda verlebten Ehefrau #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

On October 23, 2017, "Ronald Wallace" <ronald@...> wrote:
I am trying to solve a mystery about a family >from Landau. I found an
article in an old newspaper. Could the following Old German: "seiner allda
verlebten Ehefrau" mean "his late beloved wife". I cannot find the word
allda in any dictionary.

Hello,

The phrase means: His here deceased wife

In other terms, it means that the his wife is deceased and that she died in
the location alluded to in the text.

Kind regards, Alan Ehrlich, Geneva, Switzerland


German SIG #Germany RE: Translation of a short phrase: seiner allda verlebten Ehefrau #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

On October 23, 2017, "Ronald Wallace" <ronald@...> wrote:
I am trying to solve a mystery about a family >from Landau. I found an
article in an old newspaper. Could the following Old German: "seiner allda
verlebten Ehefrau" mean "his late beloved wife". I cannot find the word
allda in any dictionary.

Hello,

The phrase means: His here deceased wife

In other terms, it means that the his wife is deceased and that she died in
the location alluded to in the text.

Kind regards, Alan Ehrlich, Geneva, Switzerland


(Ukraine) Access to Records of Repressive Regimes 1917-1991 #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On 9 April 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament enacted the bill š2540 On access
to the files of the repressive authorities of the Communist totalitarian
regime of 1917-1991.
To read the law in English see: http://tinyurl.com/yavjp3sr
Original url:
http://www.memory.gov.ua/laws/law-ukraine-access-archives-repressive-agencie
s-totalitarian-communist-regime-1917-1991

Over the past two years Ukrainians and foreigners have been able to access
the records by making online requests for the documents. "These documents
cover the major part of the 20th-century history, including economic,
social, and cultural life, various domains of domestic policy and
international relations." The Ukrainian government takes responsibility to
systematically digitize the documents of the repressive bodies, as well as
to provide electronic copies on demand. The law calls for the state to
guarantee free access to archival information of repressive agencies. In
addition, the law required the state to take measures to find and receive
archival information of repressive agencies, which is stored in the relevant
institutions of foreign countries. The historical records were transferred
to the State Branch of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (SBA
UINR). Documents of the repressive Soviet period authorities remain there,
but the law simplifies access to that documents. The persons named in the
records, as well as their families have the right to strict access to the
records. However, they are required to indicate, which information
limitations they want restricted: (type of information, pages, paragraphs,
etc.), as well as the period for which limitations are set. Included in the
law, Article 3, is a long list of "repressive agencies". The right to
restrict information is limited to 25 years, however certain types of
information are not subject to restrictions which are delineated in the law.

To access the information one has to send an online request to the main
archives of the Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) by writing to :
arhivsbu@...

The website of the SBU is found at: https://www.ssu.gov.ua/ua/pages/98

When the Ukraine declared independence >from the Soviet Union in 1991 then
Russian President Boris Yeltsin issued decrees on the answer of the
Communist Party and KGB archives to the state,-non-USSR repositories. He
found records of his father's case file and a transcript of him talking to
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Originally there were over 108,000
"enemies of the people exposed. When the NKVD combed the archives in 1940
and came across West Ukraine, West Belarus, Bessarabia and the Baltic States
the number of people covered rose by 13 times to almost 1.4 million.

To read more about the personalization of these records see:
http://tinyurl.com/yc4thzal
Original url:
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/05/16/ukrainians-discover-stories-of-repress
ed-relatives-in-newly-opened-kgb-archives/ ; and

http://www.ukraine.com/forums/genealogy/16728-kgb-records-declassified-2.html


Anyone may visit the archive and freely copy the documents using their own
cameras or portable scanners.

There does not appear to be an online index of the records.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine (Ukraine) Access to Records of Repressive Regimes 1917-1991 #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On 9 April 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament enacted the bill š2540 On access
to the files of the repressive authorities of the Communist totalitarian
regime of 1917-1991.
To read the law in English see: http://tinyurl.com/yavjp3sr
Original url:
http://www.memory.gov.ua/laws/law-ukraine-access-archives-repressive-agencie
s-totalitarian-communist-regime-1917-1991

Over the past two years Ukrainians and foreigners have been able to access
the records by making online requests for the documents. "These documents
cover the major part of the 20th-century history, including economic,
social, and cultural life, various domains of domestic policy and
international relations." The Ukrainian government takes responsibility to
systematically digitize the documents of the repressive bodies, as well as
to provide electronic copies on demand. The law calls for the state to
guarantee free access to archival information of repressive agencies. In
addition, the law required the state to take measures to find and receive
archival information of repressive agencies, which is stored in the relevant
institutions of foreign countries. The historical records were transferred
to the State Branch of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (SBA
UINR). Documents of the repressive Soviet period authorities remain there,
but the law simplifies access to that documents. The persons named in the
records, as well as their families have the right to strict access to the
records. However, they are required to indicate, which information
limitations they want restricted: (type of information, pages, paragraphs,
etc.), as well as the period for which limitations are set. Included in the
law, Article 3, is a long list of "repressive agencies". The right to
restrict information is limited to 25 years, however certain types of
information are not subject to restrictions which are delineated in the law.

To access the information one has to send an online request to the main
archives of the Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) by writing to :
arhivsbu@...

The website of the SBU is found at: https://www.ssu.gov.ua/ua/pages/98

When the Ukraine declared independence >from the Soviet Union in 1991 then
Russian President Boris Yeltsin issued decrees on the answer of the
Communist Party and KGB archives to the state,-non-USSR repositories. He
found records of his father's case file and a transcript of him talking to
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Originally there were over 108,000
"enemies of the people exposed. When the NKVD combed the archives in 1940
and came across West Ukraine, West Belarus, Bessarabia and the Baltic States
the number of people covered rose by 13 times to almost 1.4 million.

To read more about the personalization of these records see:
http://tinyurl.com/yc4thzal
Original url:
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/05/16/ukrainians-discover-stories-of-repress
ed-relatives-in-newly-opened-kgb-archives/ ; and

http://www.ukraine.com/forums/genealogy/16728-kgb-records-declassified-2.html


Anyone may visit the archive and freely copy the documents using their own
cameras or portable scanners.

There does not appear to be an online index of the records.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #warsaw #poland

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #warsaw #poland

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #yiddish

bounce-3406682-772983@...
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #yiddish

bounce-3406682-772983@...
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #subcarpathia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #subcarpathia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Thank you re: Secret Route for Escaping Jews During WWII; a related tip and a small correction #general

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen for the heads up on the new information
about the Spanish escape route for Jews fleeing the Holocaust. I have
been trying to find information about that for years with little
success, until now. Several of my late father's close relatives fled
from their home in Berlin, first to Belgium and then to France when the
Belgians were forced to kick them out. They were on the run, heading
south through France, apparently heading for Spain via the Pyrenees when
tragedy struck. My father's oldest sister Mali and her husband Louis
(Israel) STRASSBERG (may their names be for a blessing!) were caught by
the Vichy French only to be deported to Auschwitz where they were
murdered along with so many others. The surviving family members then
switched direction, heading east, eventually making their way to safety
in Switzerland across the no less difficult Alps.

Jewishgenners who are interested in this Spanish passage should also be
aware of the recently published book "The Lost Airman," about the Jewish
B-24 airman Arthur Meyerowitz, shot down over France in 1943, captured
by the Nazis, rescued by the French Resistance, and sheltered by them
for several months in France before they were able to spirit him and an
English pilot across the Pyrenees to safety in Spain. That book is
currently being made into a movie that will star Jake Gyllenhaal.

Finally, a small correction. The language of Catalonia (the region in
eastern Spain that recently voted for independence >from Spain, causing
enormous concern for the entire EU) is Catalan, NOT "Catalonian".

Jeff Knisbacher, researching maternal family in Ukraine and paternal
family >from Galicia.


Finding Burial place of Jews who died shortly after being liberated #general

Benjamin First
 

My great uncle Hersh Leib Ferszt went to Aushwitz after being
transported >from Malines. According to family tradition he survived
but was overfed and died shortly after being liberated (perhaps in
Switzerland). Does anyone have any ideas how I may be able to find
out where he was buried?

Many Thanks

Ben First

59541 - 59560 of 669638