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Yehudah #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

Thanks to all for your responses. I think Judah is probably the correct
answer (not Judy, as someone who tried to be helpful suggested, since
the relative in question is a man).

Stacy Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yehudah #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

Thanks to all for your responses. I think Judah is probably the correct
answer (not Judy, as someone who tried to be helpful suggested, since
the relative in question is a man).

Stacy Harris


Re: A translation please! #general

Ofer Cohen <oferco@...>
 

Denise,
In Aramic (an old semitic language that was spoken during the second temple
and afterwords, until around the 10th century) Shraga is "candle".

Ofer Cohen
Israel

At 09:28 PM 4/30/00 +0100, denisewaite wrote:
Can you tell what the translation of Shraga is ? My Gfather's Hebrew
name was Shraga Fivel.
Denise Waite
Leeds
England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A translation please! #general

Ofer Cohen <oferco@...>
 

Denise,
In Aramic (an old semitic language that was spoken during the second temple
and afterwords, until around the 10th century) Shraga is "candle".

Ofer Cohen
Israel

At 09:28 PM 4/30/00 +0100, denisewaite wrote:
Can you tell what the translation of Shraga is ? My Gfather's Hebrew
name was Shraga Fivel.
Denise Waite
Leeds
England


Oran Algeria #general

ronald Wallace
 

Does anyone have any contacts in Oran, Algeria.

I am searching for cousins, a COHN family.
Details I have are of Kurt and Ruth (nee GIESENOW) Cohn, who were married
in 1933 in Oran and had a daughter Evelyn born in Oran 11/7/1935.

If anyone has any contacts there, or knows of anything of this family, or
any search methods for that area, I would appreciate some contact,
privately.

Thanks

Ronny Wallace
Mendham, NJ
ronald@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oran Algeria #general

ronald Wallace
 

Does anyone have any contacts in Oran, Algeria.

I am searching for cousins, a COHN family.
Details I have are of Kurt and Ruth (nee GIESENOW) Cohn, who were married
in 1933 in Oran and had a daughter Evelyn born in Oran 11/7/1935.

If anyone has any contacts there, or knows of anything of this family, or
any search methods for that area, I would appreciate some contact,
privately.

Thanks

Ronny Wallace
Mendham, NJ
ronald@...


Russian-language documents from Poland #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have found 2 Russian-language documents of special interest to
me. I can read enough of them to know that one is for my great great
grandfather and the other is for my great great uncle. I would sure
love to have translation of these two documents. Can someone help??

Here is a death record >from Czestochowa (1886). It was recorded
twice, for some odd reason!

http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Czesto1886D11a.jpg
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Czesto1886D11b.jpg

And here is a marriage record >from Przyrow (1887). There are two
different urls below. Both urls are rather long. The first url
is the top half of the document. The second url is for the
bottom half.

http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Przyrow1887M10top.jpg
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Przyrow1887M10bottom.jpg

Thanks!

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG/SZTRASBERG, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN, LISS Turkey: KAZEZ, FRESKO, ALHADEF


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian-language documents from Poland #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have found 2 Russian-language documents of special interest to
me. I can read enough of them to know that one is for my great great
grandfather and the other is for my great great uncle. I would sure
love to have translation of these two documents. Can someone help??

Here is a death record >from Czestochowa (1886). It was recorded
twice, for some odd reason!

http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Czesto1886D11a.jpg
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Czesto1886D11b.jpg

And here is a marriage record >from Przyrow (1887). There are two
different urls below. Both urls are rather long. The first url
is the top half of the document. The second url is for the
bottom half.

http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Przyrow1887M10top.jpg
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/h6/Przyrow1887M10bottom.jpg

Thanks!

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG/SZTRASBERG, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN, LISS Turkey: KAZEZ, FRESKO, ALHADEF


YOSSI, YOSHI #general

alan benjamin <wizard@...>
 

Can someone tell me whether Yossi and/or Yoshi might be
diminutives of Joseph? Thank you.

Alan Benjamin
wizard@pipeline
Seeking: BENJAMIN, BENIAMINOV, BENYAMINOFF, TSORLICK, TSIRLICK,
HAAR, LEWIN, all >from Belarus.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YOSSI, YOSHI #general

alan benjamin <wizard@...>
 

Can someone tell me whether Yossi and/or Yoshi might be
diminutives of Joseph? Thank you.

Alan Benjamin
wizard@pipeline
Seeking: BENJAMIN, BENIAMINOV, BENYAMINOFF, TSORLICK, TSIRLICK,
HAAR, LEWIN, all >from Belarus.


NYC Birth record help #general

Joel Levinson <joell@...>
 

Hi all - can someone let me know the process for obtaining a birth
certificate and the cost for obtaining one >from New York City?
Thanks.

Joel Levinson

searching:
LEVINSON, BASKIND, APPELBAUM, HURWITZ, KOTTLER, KISBER, BLONDER
From: Mariampol, Ilya, Varapaeva (near Dunilovichi), Kraysk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Birth record help #general

Joel Levinson <joell@...>
 

Hi all - can someone let me know the process for obtaining a birth
certificate and the cost for obtaining one >from New York City?
Thanks.

Joel Levinson

searching:
LEVINSON, BASKIND, APPELBAUM, HURWITZ, KOTTLER, KISBER, BLONDER
From: Mariampol, Ilya, Varapaeva (near Dunilovichi), Kraysk


Our ancestors in Galicia within a context... #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

Jane Foss <JLowenkron@...> wrote:

/.../ The ones who came did miss their old homes, but not the pogroms and
deeply rooted anti Semitism that always threatened to flare up and lead to
killings and rape. Of course all who remained but one were killed in the
Holocaust, so one wishes they had uprooted themselves.............

Dear Jane, I would like to continue this interesting discussion and, if
Gesher Galicia allows, make these two additional comments:

1. Pogroms did exist but not to the extent popularly believed and they were
rarely a sole cause of Jewish exodus to America.

Last year, during the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New
York, one of leading Jewish-American historians Professor Michael
Stanislawski of Columbia University spoke about it in his very interesting
lecture titled "The Pale of Settlement: The Czars' Edicts & Their Impact on
Our Ancestry", an attempt to bridge the gap between the scholarly and the
popular understanding of Russian and Polish Jewry. Also it has to be noted
that while under the oppressive Czarist regime acting according to the
Roman maxim "divide et impera" (divide and rule) had intensified ethnic
tensions between all component nationalities of the empire in Galicia under
Maria Theresa a similar policy took place but her successor Joseph II
liberalized his empire, granted more civil rights to various ethnic groups
and notably to the Jews thus relieving tensions and creating better grounds
for co-existence. I do not see the history of Galician Jews as a string of
pogroms and rape.

2. Anti-Semitism.

As you realize it was present everywhere, including North America. In most
European countries it took a much more radical form then in the territories
of the Polish Commonwealth or the state of Poland. Prof. Stephen M. Berk
of Department of History of Union College, Schenectady, NY in his lecture
two years ago in Toronto presented many examples to support this thesis.
Also all scholars agree that the Polish Commonwealth was a Jewish safe
heaven for ages while most of European countries fiercely persecuted Jews,
forcibly converted them, expelled them or banned them >from entering their
borders. It is true that tensions rose in Poland after the partitions. The
Polish state no longer existed and for the Poles, retaining their
independence became a primary objective. At the same time, the
partitioning power did everything they could to promote divisions among the
ethnic groups as part of their strategy to subvert Polish efforts to
restore the Polish state. Once again - divide and rule. The large
emigration of Jews >from Galicia at the end of the 19th century was matched
by an equally large emigration of Polish Christians. In both cases the
primary reason for this was poverty. Although there was anit-Semitism in
inter-war independent Poland, it was by no means a universal sentiment.
While some nationalists wanted Poland to be entirely a Polish state and
had little tolerance for other languages and cultures, many others retained
their age-old tolerance. Pluralism is a relatively new concept. I have
examined many letters written by Polish Jews >from former Western Galicia
to their American cousins dated January to September 1939 that I found no
indication of fear of their local Polish neighbours. On the other hand a
great concern and fear of developments in Germany and fear for the fate of
their own country of Poland was evident in many letters.

In conclusion, I'd like to express my strong belief that our Galician
family histories and the history of 18th, 19th and early 20th century
Polish and Eastern-European Jewry in general should not be seen through the
filter of the Holocaust, a tragedy planned and implemented by Nazi Germany
during the Second World War that followed.

Peter Jassem
Toronto, Canada
jassep@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Our ancestors in Galicia within a context... #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

Jane Foss <JLowenkron@...> wrote:

/.../ The ones who came did miss their old homes, but not the pogroms and
deeply rooted anti Semitism that always threatened to flare up and lead to
killings and rape. Of course all who remained but one were killed in the
Holocaust, so one wishes they had uprooted themselves.............

Dear Jane, I would like to continue this interesting discussion and, if
Gesher Galicia allows, make these two additional comments:

1. Pogroms did exist but not to the extent popularly believed and they were
rarely a sole cause of Jewish exodus to America.

Last year, during the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New
York, one of leading Jewish-American historians Professor Michael
Stanislawski of Columbia University spoke about it in his very interesting
lecture titled "The Pale of Settlement: The Czars' Edicts & Their Impact on
Our Ancestry", an attempt to bridge the gap between the scholarly and the
popular understanding of Russian and Polish Jewry. Also it has to be noted
that while under the oppressive Czarist regime acting according to the
Roman maxim "divide et impera" (divide and rule) had intensified ethnic
tensions between all component nationalities of the empire in Galicia under
Maria Theresa a similar policy took place but her successor Joseph II
liberalized his empire, granted more civil rights to various ethnic groups
and notably to the Jews thus relieving tensions and creating better grounds
for co-existence. I do not see the history of Galician Jews as a string of
pogroms and rape.

2. Anti-Semitism.

As you realize it was present everywhere, including North America. In most
European countries it took a much more radical form then in the territories
of the Polish Commonwealth or the state of Poland. Prof. Stephen M. Berk
of Department of History of Union College, Schenectady, NY in his lecture
two years ago in Toronto presented many examples to support this thesis.
Also all scholars agree that the Polish Commonwealth was a Jewish safe
heaven for ages while most of European countries fiercely persecuted Jews,
forcibly converted them, expelled them or banned them >from entering their
borders. It is true that tensions rose in Poland after the partitions. The
Polish state no longer existed and for the Poles, retaining their
independence became a primary objective. At the same time, the
partitioning power did everything they could to promote divisions among the
ethnic groups as part of their strategy to subvert Polish efforts to
restore the Polish state. Once again - divide and rule. The large
emigration of Jews >from Galicia at the end of the 19th century was matched
by an equally large emigration of Polish Christians. In both cases the
primary reason for this was poverty. Although there was anit-Semitism in
inter-war independent Poland, it was by no means a universal sentiment.
While some nationalists wanted Poland to be entirely a Polish state and
had little tolerance for other languages and cultures, many others retained
their age-old tolerance. Pluralism is a relatively new concept. I have
examined many letters written by Polish Jews >from former Western Galicia
to their American cousins dated January to September 1939 that I found no
indication of fear of their local Polish neighbours. On the other hand a
great concern and fear of developments in Germany and fear for the fate of
their own country of Poland was evident in many letters.

In conclusion, I'd like to express my strong belief that our Galician
family histories and the history of 18th, 19th and early 20th century
Polish and Eastern-European Jewry in general should not be seen through the
filter of the Holocaust, a tragedy planned and implemented by Nazi Germany
during the Second World War that followed.

Peter Jassem
Toronto, Canada
jassep@...


Photos #galicia

DBelgray@...
 

Can anyone advise me?
I am going on a trip where I will see numerous cousins whose photos I would
like to copy. Lacking a portable copying machine, could anyone suggest a
good way to copy photos, e.g. a specific type of camera? Maybe a WWII type
of small spy camera which you whip out of your shirt pocket?
Thanks.
David Belgray, NYC


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Photos #galicia

DBelgray@...
 

Can anyone advise me?
I am going on a trip where I will see numerous cousins whose photos I would
like to copy. Lacking a portable copying machine, could anyone suggest a
good way to copy photos, e.g. a specific type of camera? Maybe a WWII type
of small spy camera which you whip out of your shirt pocket?
Thanks.
David Belgray, NYC


Help child survivors of Holocaust find information #galicia

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

On Monday night starts Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

Among the children who survived Holocaust, many are still looking for
information about their past.
Some were so young, they don't even know their own original names nor
the names of their parents.

Please enter the Missing Identity website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/missing-identity/

Perhaps you will be able to help some of the forty child survivors
featured on this site, some of them with the following family names:
ABRAHAM, BRAVER, BROJTMAN, DAVID, EINHORN, DUBINSTEIN,
FINKELSTEIN, GELBFARB, GOLUBCZYK, HILFERDING, HIRTH, HUTTERER, KCIEL,
KZIAZENICKI, MISHURES, REISS, ROSNER, ROSENFELD, SANDAK, SCHECHTER,
SEIFERT, TEITMAN, TENNER, WAGMAN/WALDMAN, WALDBAUM, WIESNIEWSKA
Some, without family names, may perhaps be recognized through their
photos.
In addition you can read the requests of others who are searching for
relatives who disappeared in the Holocaust.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Help child survivors of Holocaust find information #galicia

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

On Monday night starts Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

Among the children who survived Holocaust, many are still looking for
information about their past.
Some were so young, they don't even know their own original names nor
the names of their parents.

Please enter the Missing Identity website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/missing-identity/

Perhaps you will be able to help some of the forty child survivors
featured on this site, some of them with the following family names:
ABRAHAM, BRAVER, BROJTMAN, DAVID, EINHORN, DUBINSTEIN,
FINKELSTEIN, GELBFARB, GOLUBCZYK, HILFERDING, HIRTH, HUTTERER, KCIEL,
KZIAZENICKI, MISHURES, REISS, ROSNER, ROSENFELD, SANDAK, SCHECHTER,
SEIFERT, TEITMAN, TENNER, WAGMAN/WALDMAN, WALDBAUM, WIESNIEWSKA
Some, without family names, may perhaps be recognized through their
photos.
In addition you can read the requests of others who are searching for
relatives who disappeared in the Holocaust.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel


Hagler family inquiry #galicia

Benjamin Karliner
 

Several weeks ago I saw a message >from a Galitzianer, which I promptly
forwarded to a friend, Howard Hagler. Unfortunately, my friend misplaced
the name and address of the person inquiring. If that person sees this
message, would he please contact my friend at <pamimi2@...>. He has
the social security number of his father.
Ben Karliner
Delray Beach, Florida
benkarliner@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Hagler family inquiry #galicia

Benjamin Karliner
 

Several weeks ago I saw a message >from a Galitzianer, which I promptly
forwarded to a friend, Howard Hagler. Unfortunately, my friend misplaced
the name and address of the person inquiring. If that person sees this
message, would he please contact my friend at <pamimi2@...>. He has
the social security number of his father.
Ben Karliner
Delray Beach, Florida
benkarliner@...