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Were Jews in Latvia immune to appendicitis? #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

It is a huge leap to assume that because the modern term "appendicitis" was
not used in a death record, that nobody died >from it. Medical terminology
has changed significantly >from a century ago, not to mention that medical
care was primitive by comparison to today and that by the time a person died
from appendicitis, peritonitis would have set in and the death >from symptoms
of advanced sepsis might not be recognized as originating >from the appendix.
There is no basis whatsoever to assume that there is any genetic immunity
just because a term other than "appendicitis" may have been used in the
death record.

Marion Werle
<werle@linkline.com>


Latvia SIG #Latvia Were Jews in Latvia immune to appendicitis? #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

It is a huge leap to assume that because the modern term "appendicitis" was
not used in a death record, that nobody died >from it. Medical terminology
has changed significantly >from a century ago, not to mention that medical
care was primitive by comparison to today and that by the time a person died
from appendicitis, peritonitis would have set in and the death >from symptoms
of advanced sepsis might not be recognized as originating >from the appendix.
There is no basis whatsoever to assume that there is any genetic immunity
just because a term other than "appendicitis" may have been used in the
death record.

Marion Werle
<werle@linkline.com>


Venstpils/ Windau. Birth records from 1901 to 1905 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Venstpils/ Windau. Birth records from 1901 to 1905 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Re: Appendicitis in Latvian Jews #latvia

Neville Silverston <nevillesilverston@...>
 

Dear Judy

You don't give details of the significant year when your maternal aunt was
diagnosed with appendicitis but the absence of this diagnosis >from Latvian
Jewish death records may be because the diagnosis of this condition was
first made in 1886 by Professor Reginald Heber Fitz who held the Chair in
Pathological Anatomy at Harvard University. One of the first patients to be
successfully operated on for appendicitis was King Edward VII in 1902
shortly before his betrothal to Princess Alexandra.

Regards

Dr Neville Silverston
Cambridge
UK


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: re:Appendicitis in Latvian Jews #latvia

Neville Silverston <nevillesilverston@...>
 

Dear Judy

You don't give details of the significant year when your maternal aunt was
diagnosed with appendicitis but the absence of this diagnosis >from Latvian
Jewish death records may be because the diagnosis of this condition was
first made in 1886 by Professor Reginald Heber Fitz who held the Chair in
Pathological Anatomy at Harvard University. One of the first patients to be
successfully operated on for appendicitis was King Edward VII in 1902
shortly before his betrothal to Princess Alexandra.

Regards

Dr Neville Silverston
Cambridge
UK


Coins of Galicia #poland

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@...>
 

Hello all,
With the help of several members here who replied to my original post,
offering very helpful personal information as well as online reference
sites.....Thank You!

While I am no authority, it appears that the population in Galicia
mostly used Austrian coinage. (And I remember in "Fiddler on the Roof",
they mentioned Russian Kopeks! Guess Anitefka was in the Russian part
of Galicia).

I have been asked by several members if I found any information and I
think the best example I can give is a link to the online group where I
usually buy my coins.
http://search2.vcoins.com/results.aspx?suid=8774113c-4d51-4e6b-bf6e-138dd4f7415f

I hope I am not violating any policy here by posting the above link, the
page is the search results for "Austria" and represents many independent
shops offering Austrian coins.

Guess I should say that I am not endorsing or associated with any of
them other than just purchasing several....ya, the Galician coins!
At the risk of loosing a good coin source, I hope this helps others get
an idea of the coins that were in our ancestors hands.

Thanks and Take Care,
Brian Lehman


JRI Poland #Poland Coins of Galicia #poland

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@...>
 

Hello all,
With the help of several members here who replied to my original post,
offering very helpful personal information as well as online reference
sites.....Thank You!

While I am no authority, it appears that the population in Galicia
mostly used Austrian coinage. (And I remember in "Fiddler on the Roof",
they mentioned Russian Kopeks! Guess Anitefka was in the Russian part
of Galicia).

I have been asked by several members if I found any information and I
think the best example I can give is a link to the online group where I
usually buy my coins.
http://search2.vcoins.com/results.aspx?suid=8774113c-4d51-4e6b-bf6e-138dd4f7415f

I hope I am not violating any policy here by posting the above link, the
page is the search results for "Austria" and represents many independent
shops offering Austrian coins.

Guess I should say that I am not endorsing or associated with any of
them other than just purchasing several....ya, the Galician coins!
At the risk of loosing a good coin source, I hope this helps others get
an idea of the coins that were in our ancestors hands.

Thanks and Take Care,
Brian Lehman


Julian Bussgang presentation Polish Embassy in DC - "Zyd Polski" - Polish Jew, Polish Soldier #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

During the IAJGS conference week, the Embassy of the Republic of
Poland is offering a special talk by Dr. Julian Bussgang introducing
his new translation of the book, "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski
(1939-1945)" - Polish Jew - Polish Soldier. This talk is open to the
public and free of charge, but reservations are necessary.

Date: Wednesday, August 17 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

The booklet "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski (1939-1945)," Polish Jew -
Polish Soldier was first published in 1945 under the direction of
Rabbi Nathan R=FCbner, Jewish chaplain of the 2nd Corps of the Polish
Army in Italy. The objective of the booklet was to memorialize the
valor and brave deeds of Jewish soldiers who fought during World War
II in the Underground, partisan units and in the Polish Army, both
inside Poland and abroad. It also honors those who battled in the 1943
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in which Jewish
volunteers joined Polish insurgents. The new booklet, published in
2010 by the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, contains both the
original Polish text and its English translation by Dr. Julian
Bussgang.

You must RSVP to attend: washington.rsvp@msz.gov.pl or telephone
202-234-3800 ext. 2165. Refer to the "Julian Bussgang Event" when you
RSVP.

Dr. Julian Bussgang was born in 1925 in Lw=F3w, Poland, now Lviv,
Ukraine. In mid-September 1939 he fled with his parents and sister to
Romania and then to Palestine. After finishing a Polish refugee high
school in Tel Aviv, he joined the Polish 2nd Corps and fought in the
Italian campaign, including the Battle of Monte Cassino. He came to
the United States in 1949.
Bussgang and his wife, Fay, have translated two volumes of wartime
accounts of Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust still living in
Poland, The Last Eyewitnesses: Children of the Holocaust Speak
(Northwestern University Press 1998 & 2005).

More information can be found here:
http://www.washington.polemb.net/index.php?document=24

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JRI Poland #Poland Julian Bussgang presentation Polish Embassy in DC - "Zyd Polski" - Polish Jew, Polish Soldier #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

During the IAJGS conference week, the Embassy of the Republic of
Poland is offering a special talk by Dr. Julian Bussgang introducing
his new translation of the book, "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski
(1939-1945)" - Polish Jew - Polish Soldier. This talk is open to the
public and free of charge, but reservations are necessary.

Date: Wednesday, August 17 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

The booklet "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski (1939-1945)," Polish Jew -
Polish Soldier was first published in 1945 under the direction of
Rabbi Nathan R=FCbner, Jewish chaplain of the 2nd Corps of the Polish
Army in Italy. The objective of the booklet was to memorialize the
valor and brave deeds of Jewish soldiers who fought during World War
II in the Underground, partisan units and in the Polish Army, both
inside Poland and abroad. It also honors those who battled in the 1943
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in which Jewish
volunteers joined Polish insurgents. The new booklet, published in
2010 by the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, contains both the
original Polish text and its English translation by Dr. Julian
Bussgang.

You must RSVP to attend: washington.rsvp@msz.gov.pl or telephone
202-234-3800 ext. 2165. Refer to the "Julian Bussgang Event" when you
RSVP.

Dr. Julian Bussgang was born in 1925 in Lw=F3w, Poland, now Lviv,
Ukraine. In mid-September 1939 he fled with his parents and sister to
Romania and then to Palestine. After finishing a Polish refugee high
school in Tel Aviv, he joined the Polish 2nd Corps and fought in the
Italian campaign, including the Battle of Monte Cassino. He came to
the United States in 1949.
Bussgang and his wife, Fay, have translated two volumes of wartime
accounts of Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust still living in
Poland, The Last Eyewitnesses: Children of the Holocaust Speak
(Northwestern University Press 1998 & 2005).

More information can be found here:
http://www.washington.polemb.net/index.php?document=24

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


AMCIS family search #galicia

Shirley Portnoy <sportnoy48@...>
 

I am searching for the names of the first wife and child(ren) of
my father, Moshe AMCIS, who was born in 1906 in Okopy, Ukraine.
My father was conscripted into the Russian army and managed to
survive the Holocaust. His entire family in Okopy unfortunately
perished. One child, a daughter, may have been named Czarne, born
after 1928.

My father was the son of Yehuda Leib AMCIS >from Okopy and Czarne
SHAPIRA/SONENKLAR >from Borszczow. The last name may have been
spelled alternately as AMCES, AMTZIS, or AMTZES.

Please respond to me privately at sportnoy48@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Shirley Amcis Portnoy
Little Neck, NY

Searching for Amcis, Amces, Amtzis, Amtzes; Pidnaczyk; Sonenklar;
Shapira; Reinstein
Places: Zwanitz, Okopy, Borszczow, Lviv


Julian Bussgang talk at Polish Embassy -- Wednesday, Aug. 17 #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Pamela Weisberger's follow-up message about Julian Bussgang's talk
may not have reached everyone, so I'm repeating the information...

The correct date for the Julian Bussgang's talk at the Polish Embassy
in Washington, DC, is

Wednesday, August 17

He will discuss "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski (1939-1945)," Polish Jew -
Polish Soldier. The event -- 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. -- is open to the public
at no charge, but reservations are necessary. To attend, RSVP to
washington.rsvp@msz.gov.pl or 202-234-3800 ext. 2165.

For more information, see
http://www.washington.polemb.net/index.php?document=24

Renee Steinig


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia AMCIS family search #galicia

Shirley Portnoy <sportnoy48@...>
 

I am searching for the names of the first wife and child(ren) of
my father, Moshe AMCIS, who was born in 1906 in Okopy, Ukraine.
My father was conscripted into the Russian army and managed to
survive the Holocaust. His entire family in Okopy unfortunately
perished. One child, a daughter, may have been named Czarne, born
after 1928.

My father was the son of Yehuda Leib AMCIS >from Okopy and Czarne
SHAPIRA/SONENKLAR >from Borszczow. The last name may have been
spelled alternately as AMCES, AMTZIS, or AMTZES.

Please respond to me privately at sportnoy48@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Shirley Amcis Portnoy
Little Neck, NY

Searching for Amcis, Amces, Amtzis, Amtzes; Pidnaczyk; Sonenklar;
Shapira; Reinstein
Places: Zwanitz, Okopy, Borszczow, Lviv


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Julian Bussgang talk at Polish Embassy -- Wednesday, Aug. 17 #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Pamela Weisberger's follow-up message about Julian Bussgang's talk
may not have reached everyone, so I'm repeating the information...

The correct date for the Julian Bussgang's talk at the Polish Embassy
in Washington, DC, is

Wednesday, August 17

He will discuss "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski (1939-1945)," Polish Jew -
Polish Soldier. The event -- 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. -- is open to the public
at no charge, but reservations are necessary. To attend, RSVP to
washington.rsvp@msz.gov.pl or 202-234-3800 ext. 2165.

For more information, see
http://www.washington.polemb.net/index.php?document=24

Renee Steinig


Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Early American SIG #USA Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


BOF Hessen meeting Monday at the DC2011 Conference #germany

Joseph Fibel
 

Gersiggers,

Please note that several of us (18 at latest count) have put together
a Hessen BOF group which will get together on Monday at the conference.

There is no reason why any Hessen interested researcher should not
join the group even if you are not coming to the conference.

If you want to join, please email Linda Shefler who organized this
idea at and copy me on your email at jfibel@joefibel.com

Please indicate where you live (city & state (country) and the
locations of your interest in Hessen onlyt. Thanks

Joe Fibel, New Rochelle, NY jfibel@joefibel.com


German SIG #Germany BOF Hessen meeting Monday at the DC2011 Conference #germany

Joseph Fibel
 

Gersiggers,

Please note that several of us (18 at latest count) have put together
a Hessen BOF group which will get together on Monday at the conference.

There is no reason why any Hessen interested researcher should not
join the group even if you are not coming to the conference.

If you want to join, please email Linda Shefler who organized this
idea at and copy me on your email at jfibel@joefibel.com

Please indicate where you live (city & state (country) and the
locations of your interest in Hessen onlyt. Thanks

Joe Fibel, New Rochelle, NY jfibel@joefibel.com


Gersigers at the Washington Conference #germany

Lande
 

The following brief summary of Washington sources of information of special
interest to GerSigers might be useful to those planning to come to
Washington. All are available on computers at the Holocaust Museum.

1939 Census *** The census has long been available through LDS Family History
Centers as long as one knew where a person resided in 1939. The digitized
version permits you to search by any field, e.g. family including maiden
name, given name or even date of birth, without knowing where a person
resided. Moreover, while there are geographic gaps in the census, e.g.
Thuringia, many of the gaps are filled by books which provide even more
information that does the census.

Residentenliste *** Some years ago the Bundesarchiv decided to put together a
single database identifying the estimated 600,000 who resided in Germany in
1933, i.e the year Hitler came to power. The format of this digitized list
is unusual in that it is more of a bibliography than a "what happened to X"
list. In each case the person listed is identified by name and date and
place of birth (where available) with a notation of the sources of
information which apply to that individual.

Name Search and Survivors Registry *** Since its opening Museum staff and
volunteers, often working with JewishGen, have been compiling a database of
Holocaust victims and survivors drawing on documentary, i.e.
non-testimonial, sources held in the Museum archives and library. This
database, called Name Search, has grown to over 6 million names, though far
less than that number of individuals since many persons' names appear in
more than one source and they are never merged. In addition, the Museum
maintains the Survivors Registry, a listing of survivors and their families,
which is testimonial.

Books *** It sometimes seems that there has been a Holocaust victims book
written about every city, town and village in Germany, ranging >from Berlin
to Muenster to Hemer. (I bet that few of you have ever heard of the last of
these, but, believe it or not, there is a Hemer book). In addition, for
those of you who are interested in localities in the former DDR or what was
once Germany but is now Poland or Russia, I strongly recommend Quellen zur
Geschichte der Juden in den Archiven der Neuen Bundeslaender and Quellen zur
Geschichte der Juden in Polnischen Archiven. Both these series contain
Personen and Orts Registers which identify all sources of information held
in archives in these localities. The material itself is not included but
you now know what is held and where. For example I found to my surprise
that before he left Germany my father had donated the Lande family history
to a museum in Berlin.

International Tracing Service (ITS) *** Last but certainly not least, this
huge collection has 50 million names providing information on an estimated
17 million victims and survivors, Jews and non-Jews. As is the case in Name
Search, information on each individual is not merged and there may be 5-10
"hits" per person. While most of you will concentrate on the Central Names
Index which is supposed to lead you to all information relating to an
individual, be aware that this is not true and there are many databases
which need to be explored. One particularly interesting aspect of the
collection is a listing of all inquiries received by ITS linking the person
who wrote and the victim/survivors about whom they were inquiring, thereby
linking victims and surviving family members. While you will have to wait
until you get to the Museum to access ITS material, before you come I do
recommend checking the ITS Inventar/Inventory at
http://resources.ushmm.org/itsinventory/home.php for a rough overview of the
holdings/sources of information collected by ITS. This cannot be searched by
personal names, but it can be searched by locality. For example you can
identify all the collections which focus on Cologne and, if an entire
document is of interest, you can retrieve that document at the Museum.

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


German SIG #Germany Gersigers at the Washington Conference #germany

Lande
 

The following brief summary of Washington sources of information of special
interest to GerSigers might be useful to those planning to come to
Washington. All are available on computers at the Holocaust Museum.

1939 Census *** The census has long been available through LDS Family History
Centers as long as one knew where a person resided in 1939. The digitized
version permits you to search by any field, e.g. family including maiden
name, given name or even date of birth, without knowing where a person
resided. Moreover, while there are geographic gaps in the census, e.g.
Thuringia, many of the gaps are filled by books which provide even more
information that does the census.

Residentenliste *** Some years ago the Bundesarchiv decided to put together a
single database identifying the estimated 600,000 who resided in Germany in
1933, i.e the year Hitler came to power. The format of this digitized list
is unusual in that it is more of a bibliography than a "what happened to X"
list. In each case the person listed is identified by name and date and
place of birth (where available) with a notation of the sources of
information which apply to that individual.

Name Search and Survivors Registry *** Since its opening Museum staff and
volunteers, often working with JewishGen, have been compiling a database of
Holocaust victims and survivors drawing on documentary, i.e.
non-testimonial, sources held in the Museum archives and library. This
database, called Name Search, has grown to over 6 million names, though far
less than that number of individuals since many persons' names appear in
more than one source and they are never merged. In addition, the Museum
maintains the Survivors Registry, a listing of survivors and their families,
which is testimonial.

Books *** It sometimes seems that there has been a Holocaust victims book
written about every city, town and village in Germany, ranging >from Berlin
to Muenster to Hemer. (I bet that few of you have ever heard of the last of
these, but, believe it or not, there is a Hemer book). In addition, for
those of you who are interested in localities in the former DDR or what was
once Germany but is now Poland or Russia, I strongly recommend Quellen zur
Geschichte der Juden in den Archiven der Neuen Bundeslaender and Quellen zur
Geschichte der Juden in Polnischen Archiven. Both these series contain
Personen and Orts Registers which identify all sources of information held
in archives in these localities. The material itself is not included but
you now know what is held and where. For example I found to my surprise
that before he left Germany my father had donated the Lande family history
to a museum in Berlin.

International Tracing Service (ITS) *** Last but certainly not least, this
huge collection has 50 million names providing information on an estimated
17 million victims and survivors, Jews and non-Jews. As is the case in Name
Search, information on each individual is not merged and there may be 5-10
"hits" per person. While most of you will concentrate on the Central Names
Index which is supposed to lead you to all information relating to an
individual, be aware that this is not true and there are many databases
which need to be explored. One particularly interesting aspect of the
collection is a listing of all inquiries received by ITS linking the person
who wrote and the victim/survivors about whom they were inquiring, thereby
linking victims and surviving family members. While you will have to wait
until you get to the Museum to access ITS material, before you come I do
recommend checking the ITS Inventar/Inventory at
http://resources.ushmm.org/itsinventory/home.php for a rough overview of the
holdings/sources of information collected by ITS. This cannot be searched by
personal names, but it can be searched by locality. For example you can
identify all the collections which focus on Cologne and, if an entire
document is of interest, you can retrieve that document at the Museum.

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

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