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Re: Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Stephen Weinstein
 

Feldafing was a displaced person's camp.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldafing_displaced_persons_camp
and
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007030

Pasing is a part of Munich.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasing

Buchberg looks like Buckeburg, described at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1754466
as a town in Germany "29 miles WSW of Hannover. Previously, capital of
principality of Schaumburg-Lippe. Today: in Landkreis Schaumburg,
Lower Saxony."
However, Wikipedia lists many other places named Buchberg, primarily
in Bavaria, but also lower Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc.,
so it could be any of them.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Stephen Weinstein
 

Feldafing was a displaced person's camp.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldafing_displaced_persons_camp
and
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007030

Pasing is a part of Munich.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasing

Buchberg looks like Buckeburg, described at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1754466
as a town in Germany "29 miles WSW of Hannover. Previously, capital of
principality of Schaumburg-Lippe. Today: in Landkreis Schaumburg,
Lower Saxony."
However, Wikipedia lists many other places named Buchberg, primarily
in Bavaria, but also lower Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc.,
so it could be any of them.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Elaine Farran wrote: A very small portion of our Lodz family members managed
to survive WWII. Their last known locations are listed as Feldafing, Pasing,
and Buchberg - all places or terms with which I am not familiar.

Feldafing, Pasing, and Buchberg were subsidiary camps of Dachau
Concentration Camp and held inmates >from various locations - including those
deported >from Poland. See the World Jewish Congress catalogue at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0131_index.html
for more detailed information about survivors data held.

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JRI Poland #Poland Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Elaine Farran wrote: A very small portion of our Lodz family members managed
to survive WWII. Their last known locations are listed as Feldafing, Pasing,
and Buchberg - all places or terms with which I am not familiar.

Feldafing, Pasing, and Buchberg were subsidiary camps of Dachau
Concentration Camp and held inmates >from various locations - including those
deported >from Poland. See the World Jewish Congress catalogue at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0131_index.html
for more detailed information about survivors data held.

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JewishGen Education February Classes #galicia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36.
- Mark Heckman

2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week course is an
introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources on its
website. - Nancy Holden

3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund. - Phyllis Kramer

4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application.
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Yiddish Conference in Pittsburgh, PA this April #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC) will be celebrating
its 15th conference, A Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture, at the
beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013.

Among the 40 speakers will be Prof. Ruth Wisse, Prof. Iosif Vaisman, Prof.
Refoyl Finkel, Prof. Yoshiji Hirose, Dr. Barney Zumoff, Dr. Harry Bochner,
and Dr. Itzik Gottesman. Among the 3 nights of packed entertainment will be
Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Binyumen Schaechter with the Schaechter
Tekhter, Leo Melamed, and each evening after 11pm there will be Yiddish in
Slippers: A Dream Sequence.

To learn about all of the above and the re-creation of The Ger Mandolin
Orchestra and the personal appearance of Avner Yonai, go to
www.derbay.org/pittsburgh/ .

Steeltown, USA has been voted one of the 3 most improved cities in America.
It is at the confluence of three rivers.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen Education February Classes #galicia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36.
- Mark Heckman

2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week course is an
introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources on its
website. - Nancy Holden

3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund. - Phyllis Kramer

4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application.
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Conference in Pittsburgh, PA this April #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC) will be celebrating
its 15th conference, A Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture, at the
beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013.

Among the 40 speakers will be Prof. Ruth Wisse, Prof. Iosif Vaisman, Prof.
Refoyl Finkel, Prof. Yoshiji Hirose, Dr. Barney Zumoff, Dr. Harry Bochner,
and Dr. Itzik Gottesman. Among the 3 nights of packed entertainment will be
Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Binyumen Schaechter with the Schaechter
Tekhter, Leo Melamed, and each evening after 11pm there will be Yiddish in
Slippers: A Dream Sequence.

To learn about all of the above and the re-creation of The Ger Mandolin
Orchestra and the personal appearance of Avner Yonai, go to
www.derbay.org/pittsburgh/ .

Steeltown, USA has been voted one of the 3 most improved cities in America.
It is at the confluence of three rivers.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@...


Article in Romanian about the Great Synagogue in Bucharest #romania

Susanna Vendel
 

Here is an interesting article, written in Romanian, about the Great
Synagogue in Bucharest.

http://revistacultura.ro/nou/2013/01/sinagoga-mare-din-bucuresti/

Susanna Vendel, Sweden


Romania SIG #Romania Article in Romanian about the Great Synagogue in Bucharest #romania

Susanna Vendel
 

Here is an interesting article, written in Romanian, about the Great
Synagogue in Bucharest.

http://revistacultura.ro/nou/2013/01/sinagoga-mare-din-bucuresti/

Susanna Vendel, Sweden


Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote on 19 jan 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census
his mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were
living in Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the
Yiddish spelling for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis
maybe phonetic but I can't find anything that looks right. When I
searched on Jewishgen's locator it came back with no results.
I find in the same gazetteer:

Sirbishkyay, Sriubiškiai, Sriubiškiu, Sryubishkyay populated place
55°59' N 25°14' E
Lithuania
89.8 miles N of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Cerbiške farm
55°04' N 23°20' E
Lithuania
83.1 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Shurpishkyay, Šiurpiške populated place
55°23' N 22°36' E
Lithuania
117.9 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote on 19 jan 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census
his mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were
living in Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the
Yiddish spelling for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis
maybe phonetic but I can't find anything that looks right. When I
searched on Jewishgen's locator it came back with no results.
I find in the same gazetteer:

Sirbishkyay, Sriubiškiai, Sriubiškiu, Sryubishkyay populated place
55°59' N 25°14' E
Lithuania
89.8 miles N of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Cerbiške farm
55°04' N 23°20' E
Lithuania
83.1 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Shurpishkyay, Šiurpiške populated place
55°23' N 22°36' E
Lithuania
117.9 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


Re: Seeking YIVO Research Help #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Fern,
Are you also aware that they have landsmanshaft "incorporation"
Records for NYC on microfilm. They have index draws by name of town
And when you find yours, you can access the microfilm and print out
Copies.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

From: Fern Ellen Blood [mailto:@FernBlood]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 4:23 PM

I am looking for someone to go to the YIVO Institute in NYC to look through
some Landsmanshaftn files for me so I can determine what, if anything, I
would like copied. I have the file code information and the records are
there. Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Seeking YIVO Research Help #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Fern,
Are you also aware that they have landsmanshaft "incorporation"
Records for NYC on microfilm. They have index draws by name of town
And when you find yours, you can access the microfilm and print out
Copies.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

From: Fern Ellen Blood [mailto:@FernBlood]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 4:23 PM

I am looking for someone to go to the YIVO Institute in NYC to look through
some Landsmanshaftn files for me so I can determine what, if anything, I
would like copied. I have the file code information and the records are
there. Please reply privately.


YIVO Launches The Online Guide to the YIVO Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The YIVO Institute announced the launching of its new website, the Online
Guide to the YIVO Archives at www.yivoarchives.org

The new site expands and upgrades the original Guide to the YIVO Archives,
published in 1998 by offering information on several hundred additional YIVO
collections, as well as detailed finding aids to selected collections. The
new website provides information to YIVO's archive of about 23,000,000
documents, manuscripts, photographs, films, sound recordings, and art works
and artifacts. The YIVO Archives holds materials about Jewish life around
the world, with special focus on Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Yiddish
language, literature and culture, the Holocaust and its aftermath and Jewish
life in the United States with emphasis on the period of migration. YIVO
will continue to update with newly cataloged and newly acquired collections.
This was accomplished due to grant >from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation.
Second grant >from them will enable YIVO to carry out Phase II by adding new
databases and collections throughout 2013. Go to:
http://www.yivoarchives.org/
to access the archives and to read more about this project go to
http://www.yivoarchives.org/index.php?p=pages/about_guide

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this new website for the YIVO
Archives.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YIVO Launches The Online Guide to the YIVO Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The YIVO Institute announced the launching of its new website, the Online
Guide to the YIVO Archives at www.yivoarchives.org

The new site expands and upgrades the original Guide to the YIVO Archives,
published in 1998 by offering information on several hundred additional YIVO
collections, as well as detailed finding aids to selected collections. The
new website provides information to YIVO's archive of about 23,000,000
documents, manuscripts, photographs, films, sound recordings, and art works
and artifacts. The YIVO Archives holds materials about Jewish life around
the world, with special focus on Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Yiddish
language, literature and culture, the Holocaust and its aftermath and Jewish
life in the United States with emphasis on the period of migration. YIVO
will continue to update with newly cataloged and newly acquired collections.
This was accomplished due to grant >from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation.
Second grant >from them will enable YIVO to carry out Phase II by adding new
databases and collections throughout 2013. Go to:
http://www.yivoarchives.org/
to access the archives and to read more about this project go to
http://www.yivoarchives.org/index.php?p=pages/about_guide

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this new website for the YIVO
Archives.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census his
mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were living in
Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the Yiddish spelling
for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis maybe phonetic but I
can't find anything that looks right. When I searched on Jewishgen's
locator it came back with no results.

Does anyone have any idea of the possible Lithuanian name or even the
correct Yiddish spelling of this shtetle.
Dear Bev,

Srubiskis is known in Lithuanian as Srubiskiai at 5559 2514, and
Jucinte is known as Juzintai at 5547 2541.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census his
mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were living in
Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the Yiddish spelling
for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis maybe phonetic but I
can't find anything that looks right. When I searched on Jewishgen's
locator it came back with no results.

Does anyone have any idea of the possible Lithuanian name or even the
correct Yiddish spelling of this shtetle.
Dear Bev,

Srubiskis is known in Lithuanian as Srubiskiai at 5559 2514, and
Jucinte is known as Juzintai at 5547 2541.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


New Data base at IGS #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia53@...>
 

Shalom All
List of members of the Hagana organization in Jerusalem was added to IGS
webpage.

The list was written by Hadassa Berlinski (Rabinovitch) z"l, who passed away
in October 2011 at the age of 98.

Hadassa joined the organization in 1928 and was an active member, a
commander and an excellent teacher of weaponry and Morse code.

Hadassa was the daughter of Rivka and Akiva Rabinovitch, pioneers who
arrived on the Second Aliyah and who settled in Jerusalem in order to
support their elderly parents, who had immigrated to Israel with all their
children.

While her mother's sisters - Tzippora Zaid, Kaila Giladi and Esther
Kozlovsky - joined the Hashomer organization, Hadassa grew up in Jerusalem
feeling a great lack in her life. Volunteering in the Hagana enabled her to
contribute to the Zionist effort >from an early age.

Later Hadassa settled in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi. Once she married, she returned
to Jerusalem and worked for many years in the Prime Minister's Office.
The list was found by Hadassa's daughter Batya Carmon among letters, diaries
and numerous other documents she had collected.

It appears that the list was written toward the end of the 1970s, and does
not include a number of members who were no longer alive at that time.

Acknowledgments
Batya Carmon - passed on her mother's list of members of the Hagana in
Jerusalem, and wrote the introduction.
Nili Yuval - assisted in producing the information.
Amnon Atzmon - edited and published the information.

Search methods
1. Scroll through the entire list in alphabetical order: (BINDER1.PDF)
2. View the list as an Excel file: (RSHIMA.xls)
Clicking on the blue page number will lead to the page on which the name
appears.

Happy hunting!
Lea Haber Gedalia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Data base at IGS #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia53@...>
 

Shalom All
List of members of the Hagana organization in Jerusalem was added to IGS
webpage.

The list was written by Hadassa Berlinski (Rabinovitch) z"l, who passed away
in October 2011 at the age of 98.

Hadassa joined the organization in 1928 and was an active member, a
commander and an excellent teacher of weaponry and Morse code.

Hadassa was the daughter of Rivka and Akiva Rabinovitch, pioneers who
arrived on the Second Aliyah and who settled in Jerusalem in order to
support their elderly parents, who had immigrated to Israel with all their
children.

While her mother's sisters - Tzippora Zaid, Kaila Giladi and Esther
Kozlovsky - joined the Hashomer organization, Hadassa grew up in Jerusalem
feeling a great lack in her life. Volunteering in the Hagana enabled her to
contribute to the Zionist effort >from an early age.

Later Hadassa settled in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi. Once she married, she returned
to Jerusalem and worked for many years in the Prime Minister's Office.
The list was found by Hadassa's daughter Batya Carmon among letters, diaries
and numerous other documents she had collected.

It appears that the list was written toward the end of the 1970s, and does
not include a number of members who were no longer alive at that time.

Acknowledgments
Batya Carmon - passed on her mother's list of members of the Hagana in
Jerusalem, and wrote the introduction.
Nili Yuval - assisted in producing the information.
Amnon Atzmon - edited and published the information.

Search methods
1. Scroll through the entire list in alphabetical order: (BINDER1.PDF)
2. View the list as an Excel file: (RSHIMA.xls)
Clicking on the blue page number will lead to the page on which the name
appears.

Happy hunting!
Lea Haber Gedalia