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Ohave Shalom Mariampole Congregation, Chicago #lithuania

Theo Travis/ Madelyn Cohen <travis@...>
 

I am trying to trace descendants of Harris, Jacob and Charles Cohen,
founding members of the Ohave Shalom Mariampol Congregation in Chicago.
Today it is the Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel congregation.

I have written to the temple and had no response, and to the author of a
book on Landsmanshaften in Chicago that includes information on the
Mariampoler Aid Society. Again, I had no response. I had a response, but
no success, with the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.

Apparently several Cohens are listed in the 100th anniversary yearbook
for Ohave Sholom Mariampole (1970).

Does anyone belong to that temple or know any Cohens who do, who are
descendants of the founders? Does anyone know whether all of the
original Mariampolers were >from that city or >from surrounding villages
as well?

Thanks.

Madelyn Cohen Travis
travis@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might want to search the JewishGen Family Finder for Mariampole and take special note of any researchers with connections for that town who currently live in or near Chicago. They may well know about Ohave Sholom Mariampole.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ohave Shalom Mariampole Congregation, Chicago #lithuania

Theo Travis/ Madelyn Cohen <travis@...>
 

I am trying to trace descendants of Harris, Jacob and Charles Cohen,
founding members of the Ohave Shalom Mariampol Congregation in Chicago.
Today it is the Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel congregation.

I have written to the temple and had no response, and to the author of a
book on Landsmanshaften in Chicago that includes information on the
Mariampoler Aid Society. Again, I had no response. I had a response, but
no success, with the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.

Apparently several Cohens are listed in the 100th anniversary yearbook
for Ohave Sholom Mariampole (1970).

Does anyone belong to that temple or know any Cohens who do, who are
descendants of the founders? Does anyone know whether all of the
original Mariampolers were >from that city or >from surrounding villages
as well?

Thanks.

Madelyn Cohen Travis
travis@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might want to search the JewishGen Family Finder for Mariampole and take special note of any researchers with connections for that town who currently live in or near Chicago. They may well know about Ohave Sholom Mariampole.


Duplicate records on the microfilm #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I checked with the Historical archive here in Vilnius and my previous
response to the question raised about duplicate records was correct.
In most cases, the Rabbi responsible for recording the Jewish vital
records wrote the same record twice. Finding duplicate records still
existing today is not very common but you will find an occasional
instance where this is so.

One message on the Digest mentioned that one of the duplicate records
contained words that were underlined and the other copy was not
underlined. Based on my experiences in the Lithuanian archives, the
underling was probably done in recent years by one of the archivists
or, by a private individual researching the records.

Howard Margol


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Duplicate records on the microfilm #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I checked with the Historical archive here in Vilnius and my previous
response to the question raised about duplicate records was correct.
In most cases, the Rabbi responsible for recording the Jewish vital
records wrote the same record twice. Finding duplicate records still
existing today is not very common but you will find an occasional
instance where this is so.

One message on the Digest mentioned that one of the duplicate records
contained words that were underlined and the other copy was not
underlined. Based on my experiences in the Lithuanian archives, the
underling was probably done in recent years by one of the archivists
or, by a private individual researching the records.

Howard Margol


Yizkor Book Project - August 2000 Update #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Joyce Field sent the August update for the Yizkor Book Project. She wrote:

Again, despite vacations, hot weather, family responsibilities, etc.
our donors and our volunteer staff have come through for a
spectacular month of achievements. Please check out our web site at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>

New books online: 7, for a total of 236
Updated books: 15

New Books

Drogobych,Ukr
Drohiczhn, Belarus
Glinyany, Ukr: Megiles Gline
Oswiecim, Poland
Plotz, Poland
Rozniatow, Ukraine
Stropkov, Slovakia: unpublished manuscript

Updated Books

Belchatow, Poland
Buchach, Ukr
Bukowina
Chortkov, Ukr
Dokshitzy, Belarus
Dunapentele,Hungary
Dzialoszyce, Poland
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodets, Belarus
Marghita, Romania
Molchadz, Belarus
Piaski, Belarus
Przemsyl, Poland
Rokiskis, Lith
Staszow, Poland

Yizkor Book Fundraising Projects that need your financial support can
be found at
<http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> .

Please remember to include a donation to JewishGen for operational expenses.
At no cost to the project, JewishGen provides infrastructure and
administrative support that makes the Yizkor Book Project possible.
There are costs to an Internet presence!!!

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova

If you haven't seen the Drohiczhn, Belarus yizkor book presentation
at <http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/Drohichyn/Drogichin.html> , please
see it now. This is our first side by side English/Yiddish presentation. As
I mentioned a few weeks ago, I doubt that we can replicate this effort soon
again; however, we are justly proud of this site, which has already received
numerous accolades.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...

Submitted by:
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project - August 2000 Update #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Joyce Field sent the August update for the Yizkor Book Project. She wrote:

Again, despite vacations, hot weather, family responsibilities, etc.
our donors and our volunteer staff have come through for a
spectacular month of achievements. Please check out our web site at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>

New books online: 7, for a total of 236
Updated books: 15

New Books

Drogobych,Ukr
Drohiczhn, Belarus
Glinyany, Ukr: Megiles Gline
Oswiecim, Poland
Plotz, Poland
Rozniatow, Ukraine
Stropkov, Slovakia: unpublished manuscript

Updated Books

Belchatow, Poland
Buchach, Ukr
Bukowina
Chortkov, Ukr
Dokshitzy, Belarus
Dunapentele,Hungary
Dzialoszyce, Poland
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodets, Belarus
Marghita, Romania
Molchadz, Belarus
Piaski, Belarus
Przemsyl, Poland
Rokiskis, Lith
Staszow, Poland

Yizkor Book Fundraising Projects that need your financial support can
be found at
<http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> .

Please remember to include a donation to JewishGen for operational expenses.
At no cost to the project, JewishGen provides infrastructure and
administrative support that makes the Yizkor Book Project possible.
There are costs to an Internet presence!!!

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova

If you haven't seen the Drohiczhn, Belarus yizkor book presentation
at <http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/Drohichyn/Drogichin.html> , please
see it now. This is our first side by side English/Yiddish presentation. As
I mentioned a few weeks ago, I doubt that we can replicate this effort soon
again; however, we are justly proud of this site, which has already received
numerous accolades.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...

Submitted by:
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@...


Drogobych book (H. Grynberg) #galicia

JEisenbrg@...
 

A friend in Europe advises me there is a new book on Drogobych by Henryk
Grynberg called Drogobych: Zwolf Lebens Bilder (sorry, my German is not too
hot) (Twelve Life Stories) published in German by Paul Solnay Ferlaug,
Vienna, 2000. It was originally published in Polish in 1997. I have not
seen the book and have not located an English version. Is anyone familiar
with this or aware of an English version? Is anyone in contact with Mr.
Grynberg who reportedly lives in the U.S.? Thank you.

Jonathan Eisenberg
Minnetonka, MN
Reply to <JEisenbrg@...>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Drogobych book (H. Grynberg) #galicia

JEisenbrg@...
 

A friend in Europe advises me there is a new book on Drogobych by Henryk
Grynberg called Drogobych: Zwolf Lebens Bilder (sorry, my German is not too
hot) (Twelve Life Stories) published in German by Paul Solnay Ferlaug,
Vienna, 2000. It was originally published in Polish in 1997. I have not
seen the book and have not located an English version. Is anyone familiar
with this or aware of an English version? Is anyone in contact with Mr.
Grynberg who reportedly lives in the U.S.? Thank you.

Jonathan Eisenberg
Minnetonka, MN
Reply to <JEisenbrg@...>


Re: Eastern Galician, modern records (1890+) #galicia

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

On Mon, 04 Sep 2000 Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...> said in part:

A researcher I hired in Poland mentioned the challenges he has
faced at a U.S.C. (modern archive) that I asked him to visit.
In the same message, he mentioned that he has had a lot of
success with the U.S.C. at Warszawa-Srodmiescie. This location
holds records >from about 1895-1942, for over 100 cities in
eastern Galicia. This area includes four oblasts (provinces):

Lvov
Ternopol
Ivano
Frankovsk
Please note it is Ivano-Frankovsk, one city or province, formerly known as
Stanislawow. Therefore he was speaking of three provinces, but as they are
of the period before Soviet rule, they are not oblasts, as that is the
Russian term and was not applied to that area until after 1945.

Peter Zavon, Editor
Gesher Galicia Family Finder
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Eastern Galician, modern records (1890+) #galicia

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

On Mon, 04 Sep 2000 Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...> said in part:

A researcher I hired in Poland mentioned the challenges he has
faced at a U.S.C. (modern archive) that I asked him to visit.
In the same message, he mentioned that he has had a lot of
success with the U.S.C. at Warszawa-Srodmiescie. This location
holds records >from about 1895-1942, for over 100 cities in
eastern Galicia. This area includes four oblasts (provinces):

Lvov
Ternopol
Ivano
Frankovsk
Please note it is Ivano-Frankovsk, one city or province, formerly known as
Stanislawow. Therefore he was speaking of three provinces, but as they are
of the period before Soviet rule, they are not oblasts, as that is the
Russian term and was not applied to that area until after 1945.

Peter Zavon, Editor
Gesher Galicia Family Finder
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...


Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel, gurtler@... inquires about
the given name Kazimierz versus the Krakow district of Kazimierz.

Kazimierz was and is a very popular given name in Poland. Diminutives are
Kazik, Kazek, Kaziu, Kazio. The Krakow district of Kazimierz was named
after the Polish king Kazimierz Wielki (Casimir the Great). Some Polish
Jews, especially those who spoke Polish as their first language and had
strong social and business relations with the Polish society used Polish
Slavic given names as their Diaspora names in addition to their Jewish
names. My great uncle Kalman Jassem was known to the family as Kazik (dim.
of Kazimierz).

Peter Jassem
jassep@...
Toronto, Ontario


Journey to Ausgustow--Film found and viewed #general

Carol Edan <caroled@...>
 

Shalom,

Recently posted a request for information concerning this film. Since a
'Copernic' search on Augustow showed me that there is a film with this
name.
On the Source:
South Bay Jewish Film Series
http://www.best.com/~sbjfs/abcshoa.htm

Unfortunately they could not supply me with any information about the film.

I searched most of the film libraries/Brandies, Speilburg, Beit Ha Tefutsot
with no results. i didn't look for it at Yad Va Shem as they were
undergoing renovations and moving to their new facilities.

I did get a lead as to the name of the producer. Naomi Zeavin with her
e-mail address, well some posts in cyberspace take less then a day, mine
arrived a month late. In short I recieved the call # it #6042(v-1669) at
the Yad Va Shem library archive. A good reason to visit the new
archive/library. I believe it can be viewed in the Washington DC
Holocaust Museum.

Yesterday, made the trip to Jerusalem, and viewed the film. The film is a
documentary of the producers visit to her father's birthplace in search of
perhaps finding someone that remembers her family, to re-visit the
birthtown which was so close to her fathers heart, to pay repects to her
ancesters in the Jewish Cemetery. How amazed she was to find that in what
was the Jewish Cemetery there were no tombstones. They were all broken and
used for the paving of streets. Some pieces were found in what was the
jewish ghetto and brougth back to the original cemetery and a monument
built in the memory of the Jews that were murdered there, the dedication
ceremony included. The film shows the beautiful country side, he river,
the canals, some old pictures of the town that at one time had 60% Jewish
population. Today there are no Jewish traces except the cemetery with its
new monumentand some of the old tombstones.

The new facilities at Yad va Shem are outstanding, I had visited the old
archive, and there is no comparison. There are at least 10 computer
stations with which to look up testimonies, in e English as well as Hebrew.
I carried out a search that I had promised to do when I get to Yad Va Shem.
The original document can be seen (image file) plus all the information in
Hebrew/English. A very sophisticated database. Made printouts of the
results. On everyone's must list when in Israel.

Carol Monosson Edan

Researching
MONOSSON/POLEY- Moscow/ Mogilev/Gomel
ARONSON/PRICE-Augustow/Kalvarija
RABINOVITZ-Novogrodok
MUSHNITSKY-Russia
MARCU/LEIBOVITZ-Iasi,Roumania


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Kazimierz #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel, gurtler@... inquires about
the given name Kazimierz versus the Krakow district of Kazimierz.

Kazimierz was and is a very popular given name in Poland. Diminutives are
Kazik, Kazek, Kaziu, Kazio. The Krakow district of Kazimierz was named
after the Polish king Kazimierz Wielki (Casimir the Great). Some Polish
Jews, especially those who spoke Polish as their first language and had
strong social and business relations with the Polish society used Polish
Slavic given names as their Diaspora names in addition to their Jewish
names. My great uncle Kalman Jassem was known to the family as Kazik (dim.
of Kazimierz).

Peter Jassem
jassep@...
Toronto, Ontario


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Journey to Ausgustow--Film found and viewed #general

Carol Edan <caroled@...>
 

Shalom,

Recently posted a request for information concerning this film. Since a
'Copernic' search on Augustow showed me that there is a film with this
name.
On the Source:
South Bay Jewish Film Series
http://www.best.com/~sbjfs/abcshoa.htm

Unfortunately they could not supply me with any information about the film.

I searched most of the film libraries/Brandies, Speilburg, Beit Ha Tefutsot
with no results. i didn't look for it at Yad Va Shem as they were
undergoing renovations and moving to their new facilities.

I did get a lead as to the name of the producer. Naomi Zeavin with her
e-mail address, well some posts in cyberspace take less then a day, mine
arrived a month late. In short I recieved the call # it #6042(v-1669) at
the Yad Va Shem library archive. A good reason to visit the new
archive/library. I believe it can be viewed in the Washington DC
Holocaust Museum.

Yesterday, made the trip to Jerusalem, and viewed the film. The film is a
documentary of the producers visit to her father's birthplace in search of
perhaps finding someone that remembers her family, to re-visit the
birthtown which was so close to her fathers heart, to pay repects to her
ancesters in the Jewish Cemetery. How amazed she was to find that in what
was the Jewish Cemetery there were no tombstones. They were all broken and
used for the paving of streets. Some pieces were found in what was the
jewish ghetto and brougth back to the original cemetery and a monument
built in the memory of the Jews that were murdered there, the dedication
ceremony included. The film shows the beautiful country side, he river,
the canals, some old pictures of the town that at one time had 60% Jewish
population. Today there are no Jewish traces except the cemetery with its
new monumentand some of the old tombstones.

The new facilities at Yad va Shem are outstanding, I had visited the old
archive, and there is no comparison. There are at least 10 computer
stations with which to look up testimonies, in e English as well as Hebrew.
I carried out a search that I had promised to do when I get to Yad Va Shem.
The original document can be seen (image file) plus all the information in
Hebrew/English. A very sophisticated database. Made printouts of the
results. On everyone's must list when in Israel.

Carol Monosson Edan

Researching
MONOSSON/POLEY- Moscow/ Mogilev/Gomel
ARONSON/PRICE-Augustow/Kalvarija
RABINOVITZ-Novogrodok
MUSHNITSKY-Russia
MARCU/LEIBOVITZ-Iasi,Roumania


Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Robert.KRENGEL@...
 

Dear David,

It is not surprising that someone should have the name of Krakow's main
Jewish quarter, because Kazimierz was named after King Kazimierz of Poland.
Even though Kazimierz is a common Polish name, I have never seen it in the
Jewish records of Krakow. I therefore presume that the person was either
Christian or >from a very liberal Jewish family.

Regards,

Robert Krengel
Brussels, Belgium
Robert.Krengel@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Robert.KRENGEL@...
 

Dear David,

It is not surprising that someone should have the name of Krakow's main
Jewish quarter, because Kazimierz was named after King Kazimierz of Poland.
Even though Kazimierz is a common Polish name, I have never seen it in the
Jewish records of Krakow. I therefore presume that the person was either
Christian or >from a very liberal Jewish family.

Regards,

Robert Krengel
Brussels, Belgium
Robert.Krengel@...


Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Chris 20Wozniak <kristofw@...>
 

David Gurtler wrote in part:
Has anyone ever heard of the name Kazimierz as a first name. . . . I found
it interesting that the first name is the same as the Jewish Quarter in
Krakow. Could this name have been a hint?
The name has nothing to do with the locality. It was orginally the
royal/princely name, then descended to the commoners and, for the last few
hundred years, has been and is one of the most popular first names among Poles.

The name of the locality, ie city of Kazimierz relates to the king Kazimierz
Wielki (Casimir the Great), who established it.

Chris Wozniak
kristofw@...
Australia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Kazimierz #galicia

Chris 20Wozniak <kristofw@...>
 

David Gurtler wrote in part:
Has anyone ever heard of the name Kazimierz as a first name. . . . I found
it interesting that the first name is the same as the Jewish Quarter in
Krakow. Could this name have been a hint?
The name has nothing to do with the locality. It was orginally the
royal/princely name, then descended to the commoners and, for the last few
hundred years, has been and is one of the most popular first names among Poles.

The name of the locality, ie city of Kazimierz relates to the king Kazimierz
Wielki (Casimir the Great), who established it.

Chris Wozniak
kristofw@...
Australia


Searching KNOPFMACHER #general

Bkhait@...
 

Searching for any information on KNOPFMACHER >from Ukraine or Hungary.
Please respond privately to bkhait@....

Barbara Khait
bkhait@...
Somerset, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching KNOPFMACHER #general

Bkhait@...
 

Searching for any information on KNOPFMACHER >from Ukraine or Hungary.
Please respond privately to bkhait@....

Barbara Khait
bkhait@...
Somerset, NJ