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JewishGen Mourns with the Community #courland #latvia

Avraham Groll
 

More light. More life.

These are the words borne on the emblem of the Tree of Life * Or
L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. They stand for that Jewish
community's daily mission and work, mode of worship, hope for the
world, and rallying cry.

This Shabbat morning, the Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation
suffered an anti-Semitic act of terror in which eleven people were
murdered, and many more people were hurt in ways apparent and deep.

The community of JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A
Living Memorial to the Holocaust mourn those who were lost. We offer
support to those hurt and grieving and wish a full recovery for those
congregants and police officers injured.

We stand by a Jewish community whose sense of security was shattered
in a sacred space. In doing this, we take up the words of the Tree of
Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation itself. May these words guide all of
us in our responsibility to repair our world. More light. More life.

Bruce C. Ratner, Chairman
Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO
Avraham Groll, Director


Rabbi Yosef of Brezhnitz (now Ukraine) 19th century #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a supposed lineage to the Mahara"l and the Maharsha"l via R'
Naftali KATZ (a.k.a. the "Smichas Chachomim") through his his
daughter (or grand daughter?) Shprintze and further through her
descendants a Rabbi Shmuel and his son Arieh Leib. of Kremenitz.

In the published trees I've seen , my line stops with them.

According our family notes, it seems that arieh Leib may have had a
daughter married to a Rabbi Yosef (ROSENBAUM?) who was a Rabbi in
Brezhnitz (now Ukraine). They seem to have had a son Rabbi Yisrael of
Ostrog (who was a follower of Reb. Heschel of Apta).

The book, "Mazkeret Legedolei Osrog" mention 2 Yisraels of Ostrog
noting that they may have been one and the same. My ancestor, Yisrael,
seems to havecarried the family name ROSENBAUM and immigrated to
Palestine during the first half of the 19th cent. and lived in Tzfat,
Tveria and possibly also in Jerusalem but was reportedly buried in
what is called today, the old cemetery of Tveria. I went through the
burial ledgers of the old cemetery but did not come across his name,
but was told that due to floods most of the records of burial were
lost.

Another fact regarding R' Yisrael was that his son Yosef married into
the family of the Admo"r of Lechovitz. The sons of Yisrael adopted the
family name SCHECHTER as per their profession.

Does anyone have more concrete information regarding the above Rabbi
Yosef of Brezhnitz or his son Yisrael of Ostrog?

TIA

Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Mourns with the Community #southafrica

Avraham Groll
 

More light. More life.

These are the words borne on the emblem of the Tree of Life * Or
L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. They stand for that Jewish
community's daily mission and work, mode of worship, hope for the
world, and rallying cry.

This Shabbat morning, the Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation
suffered an anti-Semitic act of terror in which eleven people were
murdered, and many more people were hurt in ways apparent and deep.

The community of JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A
Living Memorial to the Holocaust mourn those who were lost. We offer
support to those hurt and grieving and wish a full recovery for those
congregants and police officers injured.

We stand by a Jewish community whose sense of security was shattered
in a sacred space. In doing this, we take up the words of the Tree of
Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation itself. May these words guide all of
us in our responsibility to repair our world. More light. More life.

Bruce C. Ratner, Chairman
Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO
Avraham Groll, Director


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen Mourns with the Community #courland #latvia

Avraham Groll
 

More light. More life.

These are the words borne on the emblem of the Tree of Life * Or
L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. They stand for that Jewish
community's daily mission and work, mode of worship, hope for the
world, and rallying cry.

This Shabbat morning, the Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation
suffered an anti-Semitic act of terror in which eleven people were
murdered, and many more people were hurt in ways apparent and deep.

The community of JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A
Living Memorial to the Holocaust mourn those who were lost. We offer
support to those hurt and grieving and wish a full recovery for those
congregants and police officers injured.

We stand by a Jewish community whose sense of security was shattered
in a sacred space. In doing this, we take up the words of the Tree of
Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation itself. May these words guide all of
us in our responsibility to repair our world. More light. More life.

Bruce C. Ratner, Chairman
Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO
Avraham Groll, Director


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Yosef of Brezhnitz (now Ukraine) 19th century #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a supposed lineage to the Mahara"l and the Maharsha"l via R'
Naftali KATZ (a.k.a. the "Smichas Chachomim") through his his
daughter (or grand daughter?) Shprintze and further through her
descendants a Rabbi Shmuel and his son Arieh Leib. of Kremenitz.

In the published trees I've seen , my line stops with them.

According our family notes, it seems that arieh Leib may have had a
daughter married to a Rabbi Yosef (ROSENBAUM?) who was a Rabbi in
Brezhnitz (now Ukraine). They seem to have had a son Rabbi Yisrael of
Ostrog (who was a follower of Reb. Heschel of Apta).

The book, "Mazkeret Legedolei Osrog" mention 2 Yisraels of Ostrog
noting that they may have been one and the same. My ancestor, Yisrael,
seems to havecarried the family name ROSENBAUM and immigrated to
Palestine during the first half of the 19th cent. and lived in Tzfat,
Tveria and possibly also in Jerusalem but was reportedly buried in
what is called today, the old cemetery of Tveria. I went through the
burial ledgers of the old cemetery but did not come across his name,
but was told that due to floods most of the records of burial were
lost.

Another fact regarding R' Yisrael was that his son Yosef married into
the family of the Admo"r of Lechovitz. The sons of Yisrael adopted the
family name SCHECHTER as per their profession.

Does anyone have more concrete information regarding the above Rabbi
Yosef of Brezhnitz or his son Yisrael of Ostrog?

TIA

Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen Mourns with the Community #southafrica

Avraham Groll
 

More light. More life.

These are the words borne on the emblem of the Tree of Life * Or
L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. They stand for that Jewish
community's daily mission and work, mode of worship, hope for the
world, and rallying cry.

This Shabbat morning, the Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation
suffered an anti-Semitic act of terror in which eleven people were
murdered, and many more people were hurt in ways apparent and deep.

The community of JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A
Living Memorial to the Holocaust mourn those who were lost. We offer
support to those hurt and grieving and wish a full recovery for those
congregants and police officers injured.

We stand by a Jewish community whose sense of security was shattered
in a sacred space. In doing this, we take up the words of the Tree of
Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation itself. May these words guide all of
us in our responsibility to repair our world. More light. More life.

Bruce C. Ratner, Chairman
Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO
Avraham Groll, Director


translation of names #general

sharon yampell
 

I recently got together with my 88 year old fourth cousin (I am almost
53). She shared with me some handwritten notes her mother had given to
her and in her mother's handwriting were more names for me to add to our
family tree. I do not know if the names are male or female and what
they would roughly translate to in English... they are Heila and Zeendal

Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, NJ


ROSTOVSKY connection to Volozhin family #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have written in the past that a great uncle of mine wrote, many
years ago that his mother (my great grandmother, Bracha KANTOR) family
is descendant >from Reb. Chaim of Volozhin. In another place he just
says >from "the Volozhin family". After years of trying to find the
lineage, without success, I have a feeling that my above uncle was
referring to a tree that I once saw stating that Avram Aharon
ROSTOVSKY , who was married to my great grandmother's sister (Esther
KANTOR) was a descendant of Reb. Chaim's brother, Shlomo Zalman.

Can anyone confirm the connection between the above Avram Aharon
ROSTOVSKY to the Volozhin family?

Shavua tov,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen translation of names #general

sharon yampell
 

I recently got together with my 88 year old fourth cousin (I am almost
53). She shared with me some handwritten notes her mother had given to
her and in her mother's handwriting were more names for me to add to our
family tree. I do not know if the names are male or female and what
they would roughly translate to in English... they are Heila and Zeendal

Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROSTOVSKY connection to Volozhin family #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have written in the past that a great uncle of mine wrote, many
years ago that his mother (my great grandmother, Bracha KANTOR) family
is descendant >from Reb. Chaim of Volozhin. In another place he just
says >from "the Volozhin family". After years of trying to find the
lineage, without success, I have a feeling that my above uncle was
referring to a tree that I once saw stating that Avram Aharon
ROSTOVSKY , who was married to my great grandmother's sister (Esther
KANTOR) was a descendant of Reb. Chaim's brother, Shlomo Zalman.

Can anyone confirm the connection between the above Avram Aharon
ROSTOVSKY to the Volozhin family?

Shavua tov,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: More on Jewish soldiers serving in Franz Yosef's army #galicia

Jessica Skippon <jskippon@...>
 

Madeleine, your work has been very helpful, thank you. I've spent a
day with the book at the British Library. Just wish it had more
information on his research sources.

Apart >from the fact that they remind me of every time I ask is that
they've had another war which made a very big hole in their archives I
have not been able to find the compulsory military registration papers
for men >from Galicia.

The Kriegsarchiv (Vienna) says that at the end of WWI all papers
pertaining to Galician soldiers had to be sent to Poland. The Polish
National Archives in Warsaw knew nothing about this. The military
archive in Krakow Castle seems new, and I have put the question to
them of where the papers, including active service, might be. My
ancestors fought in the Habsbourg Army; one, an officer, was wounded.

Does anyone else have experience with this question?

I am going back to Vienna in December to work on my elusive Catholic
Viennese anti-Semitic grandfather. Whatever was the matchmaker
thinking? But if anyone want me to research something Viennese for
them in the military archives, I am happy to do this.

Jessica Skippon
Researching: BORGER, BIRN, SCHANZER, JACHZEL in Andrychau,
Wadowice and Bielsko Bialy

==

Madeleine Isenberg <madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com> wrote,
describing Dr. Erwin Schmidl's book, "Jews in the Habsburg Armed
Forces, 1788-1918."


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia re: More on Jewish soldiers serving in Franz Yosef's army #galicia

Jessica Skippon <jskippon@...>
 

Madeleine, your work has been very helpful, thank you. I've spent a
day with the book at the British Library. Just wish it had more
information on his research sources.

Apart >from the fact that they remind me of every time I ask is that
they've had another war which made a very big hole in their archives I
have not been able to find the compulsory military registration papers
for men >from Galicia.

The Kriegsarchiv (Vienna) says that at the end of WWI all papers
pertaining to Galician soldiers had to be sent to Poland. The Polish
National Archives in Warsaw knew nothing about this. The military
archive in Krakow Castle seems new, and I have put the question to
them of where the papers, including active service, might be. My
ancestors fought in the Habsbourg Army; one, an officer, was wounded.

Does anyone else have experience with this question?

I am going back to Vienna in December to work on my elusive Catholic
Viennese anti-Semitic grandfather. Whatever was the matchmaker
thinking? But if anyone want me to research something Viennese for
them in the military archives, I am happy to do this.

Jessica Skippon
Researching: BORGER, BIRN, SCHANZER, JACHZEL in Andrychau,
Wadowice and Bielsko Bialy

==

Madeleine Isenberg <madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com> wrote,
describing Dr. Erwin Schmidl's book, "Jews in the Habsburg Armed
Forces, 1788-1918."


Re: LEBACH-MAINZER #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Hello,

my mother's friend >from Frankfurt has been a Mrs. Eugenie LEBACH-MAINZER
who came >from Heppenheim/Bergstrasse. She was married to Ernst LEBACH
( 1879-1935). The family lived in Nahariya Israel >from 1933 on. Mr. LEBACH
has been an engineer and worked in P. mostly for the building of roads.

Before he was working >from 1920 - 1930 in Iraque and other countries in
the Middle East.
I read Mrs.E.LEBACH-MAINZER worked in Nahariya in a lab worker and want
to know in which company she worked.

ps: Mrs.LEBACH's American address has been : Forest Hills 75, Queens
N.Y.,111-45, 76th Drive

Thanks for your informations and Kind regards

Hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch


German SIG #Germany Re: LEBACH-MAINZER #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Hello,

my mother's friend >from Frankfurt has been a Mrs. Eugenie LEBACH-MAINZER
who came >from Heppenheim/Bergstrasse. She was married to Ernst LEBACH
( 1879-1935). The family lived in Nahariya Israel >from 1933 on. Mr. LEBACH
has been an engineer and worked in P. mostly for the building of roads.

Before he was working >from 1920 - 1930 in Iraque and other countries in
the Middle East.
I read Mrs.E.LEBACH-MAINZER worked in Nahariya in a lab worker and want
to know in which company she worked.

ps: Mrs.LEBACH's American address has been : Forest Hills 75, Queens
N.Y.,111-45, 76th Drive

Thanks for your informations and Kind regards

Hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch


German Jews who emigrated to Bolivia #germany

Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a suggestion for finding information on Jews who
emigrated to Bolivia?

According to "Mapping the Lives," my mother's cousins,
Heinrich KANN (b. 28 June 1886, Lissa, Posen) and his wife,
Paula RACHMIEL KANN (b. 2 Aug. 1891 or 1894, Pinne, Posen), emigrated
from Berlin to Bolivia after the 1939 census was recorded. I don't
see either of them in the JOWBR or in the records on Ancestry.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks very much.

Ruth Nadelman Lynn Lexington, Mass. lynn33@rcn.com


German SIG #Germany German Jews who emigrated to Bolivia #germany

Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a suggestion for finding information on Jews who
emigrated to Bolivia?

According to "Mapping the Lives," my mother's cousins,
Heinrich KANN (b. 28 June 1886, Lissa, Posen) and his wife,
Paula RACHMIEL KANN (b. 2 Aug. 1891 or 1894, Pinne, Posen), emigrated
from Berlin to Bolivia after the 1939 census was recorded. I don't
see either of them in the JOWBR or in the records on Ancestry.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks very much.

Ruth Nadelman Lynn Lexington, Mass. lynn33@rcn.com


German Jews who emigrated to Chile #germany

Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a suggestion for finding information on Jews who
emigrated to Chile?

According to "Mapping the Lives," my mother's cousin, Albert KROTOSCHIN
(b. 14 MAY 1894, Berlin) emigrated >from Berlin to Chile on 5 Oct. 1939.

His wife and son, Kaethe SCHLESINGER KROTOSCHIN (b. 27 Aug. 1896,
Berlin) and Werner KROTOSCHIN (b. 8 Aug. 1924, Berlin) are listed with
him in the 1939 census, but there is no indication that they emigrated.

The JOWBR lists an Alberto KROTOSCHIN who died on 1 June 1948 in
Santiago, Chile, but does not list his birth date.

I don't see Kaethe or Werner listed in the JOWBR, nor at Yad Vashem,
nor in the records on Ancestry.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks very much.

Ruth Nadelman Lynn, Lexington, Mass. lynn33@rcn.com


German SIG #Germany German Jews who emigrated to Chile #germany

Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a suggestion for finding information on Jews who
emigrated to Chile?

According to "Mapping the Lives," my mother's cousin, Albert KROTOSCHIN
(b. 14 MAY 1894, Berlin) emigrated >from Berlin to Chile on 5 Oct. 1939.

His wife and son, Kaethe SCHLESINGER KROTOSCHIN (b. 27 Aug. 1896,
Berlin) and Werner KROTOSCHIN (b. 8 Aug. 1924, Berlin) are listed with
him in the 1939 census, but there is no indication that they emigrated.

The JOWBR lists an Alberto KROTOSCHIN who died on 1 June 1948 in
Santiago, Chile, but does not list his birth date.

I don't see Kaethe or Werner listed in the JOWBR, nor at Yad Vashem,
nor in the records on Ancestry.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks very much.

Ruth Nadelman Lynn, Lexington, Mass. lynn33@rcn.com


German Jews who emigrated to England #germany

Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a suggestion for finding information on Jews who
emigrated to England?

According to "Mapping the Lives", my mother's
cousin, Dorothea/Thea BRINITZER SCHOENBERGER (b. 5 March 1896,
Lauenberg, Pomerania) emigrated >from Berlin to England after the 1939
census was recorded.

Another cousin, Henny STECKEL (b. 19 Nov. 1898, Neustadt bei Pinne,
Posen) emigrated to England on 26 June 1939.

Dorothea's husband, Dr. Kurt SCHOENBERG died in Auschwitz.
I don't see any of them listed in the JOWBR or the Yad Vashem database.

Ancestry lists a Henny STECKEL (no birth date) who married Oswald
BIRKBECK in Lewisham, London between July and September, 1946. Her
British voter records end after 1949. I have no idea whether this is
the same person as my mother's cousin.

Any suggestions would be welcome. I'm going to send similar
messages about other cousins who emigrated to Chile and Bolivia.

Thanks very much. Ruth Nadelman Lynn, Lexington, MA lynn33@rcn.com


German SIG #Germany German Jews who emigrated to England #germany

Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
 

Hello,

Does anyone have a suggestion for finding information on Jews who
emigrated to England?

According to "Mapping the Lives", my mother's
cousin, Dorothea/Thea BRINITZER SCHOENBERGER (b. 5 March 1896,
Lauenberg, Pomerania) emigrated >from Berlin to England after the 1939
census was recorded.

Another cousin, Henny STECKEL (b. 19 Nov. 1898, Neustadt bei Pinne,
Posen) emigrated to England on 26 June 1939.

Dorothea's husband, Dr. Kurt SCHOENBERG died in Auschwitz.
I don't see any of them listed in the JOWBR or the Yad Vashem database.

Ancestry lists a Henny STECKEL (no birth date) who married Oswald
BIRKBECK in Lewisham, London between July and September, 1946. Her
British voter records end after 1949. I have no idea whether this is
the same person as my mother's cousin.

Any suggestions would be welcome. I'm going to send similar
messages about other cousins who emigrated to Chile and Bolivia.

Thanks very much. Ruth Nadelman Lynn, Lexington, MA lynn33@rcn.com

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