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Slovakian research #hungary

George Frankie
 

Hello H-siggers

I am searching for information about my mothers parents and siblings. They
lived in Nove Mesto Nadvahom , in Slovakia. I would appreciate any or all
help to trace information about them. My gmother name was Hermina Steinhubl
and owned a tavern in the same town. Please contact me on my E-mail. Thanks
again
George Frankie
geofra@earthlink.net

Moderator: Please contact George off-list as requested.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovakian research #hungary

George Frankie
 

Hello H-siggers

I am searching for information about my mothers parents and siblings. They
lived in Nove Mesto Nadvahom , in Slovakia. I would appreciate any or all
help to trace information about them. My gmother name was Hermina Steinhubl
and owned a tavern in the same town. Please contact me on my E-mail. Thanks
again
George Frankie
geofra@earthlink.net

Moderator: Please contact George off-list as requested.


Moses Sofer descendants #hungary

Dan Rottenberg <d.rottenberg@...>
 

A friend of mine has been told by a cousin that she is descended >from
the famous Rabbi Moses Sofer (also known as Moses Schreiber),
1762-1839, who was rabbi at Pressburg (now Bratislava) >from 1803 to
1839. But my friend can't make the connection. Both the Jewish
Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia Judaica carry lengthy articles
about Rabbi Sofer, containing some genealogical information. But does
anyone know whether a tree chart exists anywhere of Rabbi Sofer's
descendants?

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia, Pa.
--
Dan Rottenberg
1530 Chestnut St.
Room 330
Philadelphia PA 19102
Office phone: 215-569-4822
Fax: 215-569-4822
Home phone: 215-732-7743
Reply to: d.rottenberg@verizon.net
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/d.rottenberg


Hungary SIG #Hungary Moses Sofer descendants #hungary

Dan Rottenberg <d.rottenberg@...>
 

A friend of mine has been told by a cousin that she is descended >from
the famous Rabbi Moses Sofer (also known as Moses Schreiber),
1762-1839, who was rabbi at Pressburg (now Bratislava) >from 1803 to
1839. But my friend can't make the connection. Both the Jewish
Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia Judaica carry lengthy articles
about Rabbi Sofer, containing some genealogical information. But does
anyone know whether a tree chart exists anywhere of Rabbi Sofer's
descendants?

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia, Pa.
--
Dan Rottenberg
1530 Chestnut St.
Room 330
Philadelphia PA 19102
Office phone: 215-569-4822
Fax: 215-569-4822
Home phone: 215-732-7743
Reply to: d.rottenberg@verizon.net
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/d.rottenberg


Re: FUHRER in Nagy Varad and Cirko #hungary

NORMAN FUHRER
 

We have recently found two FUHRER/FURER's who were born in Nagy Varad, Bihar
Megye, Hungary and are listed in the 1848 Census. We understand that this
town is now known as Oradea Mare and is located in Romania.

What is most interesting is that there is a town named Cirko about 28 miles
from Nagy Varad, and may be the mysterious "Sirkov?" we have sought for many
years. This is in connection with the list of Jewish Soldiers who served in
the 1848 War, which appeared in the Hungarian SIG database. There is a
listing of an Abraham FUHRER, born in 1830, in Sirkov?? but we could never
determine exactly where it was.

Can anyone shed any light on Nagy Varad and Cirko?

Best wishes,
Jean Fuhrer
On Florida's Spacecoast - USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: FUHRER in Nagy Varad and Cirko #hungary

NORMAN FUHRER
 

We have recently found two FUHRER/FURER's who were born in Nagy Varad, Bihar
Megye, Hungary and are listed in the 1848 Census. We understand that this
town is now known as Oradea Mare and is located in Romania.

What is most interesting is that there is a town named Cirko about 28 miles
from Nagy Varad, and may be the mysterious "Sirkov?" we have sought for many
years. This is in connection with the list of Jewish Soldiers who served in
the 1848 War, which appeared in the Hungarian SIG database. There is a
listing of an Abraham FUHRER, born in 1830, in Sirkov?? but we could never
determine exactly where it was.

Can anyone shed any light on Nagy Varad and Cirko?

Best wishes,
Jean Fuhrer
On Florida's Spacecoast - USA


Re: Jomtov, Jandoph, Johndoph amd Jacob UHLFELDER??? #germany

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Ron Uhlfelder Laberge posted as follows:

"In the vicinity of Dormitz, Erlangen and Nuremberg (Bavaria) about
1750-1800 I have found a number of records which may relate to the same
person. The records, however, have different names including but not
limited to: Jomtov, Jandoph, Johndoph and Jacob.

Would appreciate a discussion or any information relative to these names
being: (1) intermixed or used interchangeably or, (2) a translated
version of the other and, (3) any other names intended to be the same name."
Reply >from Prof. G.L. Esterson: =======>

The names Jomtov, Jandoph, and Johndoph are related names, all linked to
the Hebrew name YomTov. The first name Jomtov is the transliteration into
German script of YomTov. The others represent Yiddish versions (Yondef,
Yontof, and some others) of the Hebrew name YomTov , which have also been
transliterated into German script.

The German secular name Jacob has no connection to the first three names,
except that it begins with the same "Y" pronunciation. This name was a
kinui for the Hebrew name Yaakov, such that in a Get (Jewish divorce
contract) the identifying name of the male having both names Jacob/Jakob
and Yaakov would be written in the Get as YAKOB demitkari Yaakob. But it
was also possible to use the German secular name Jacob/Jakob as a loazi
name for a Jewish male who had almost any Hebrew name as his "real" name
(>from a Jewish point of view).

Mr. Laberge can see how this works by visiting the JewishGen Given Names
Data Base for Germany at the web site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

and using Global Text search for the name YomTov. His two names Jandoph and
Johndoph (the same name, since Jan is the German secular version of the English
name John) do not yet appear in the above web site but will be there after the
next update. Good luck with your research.

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel jerry@vms.huji.ac.il


German SIG #Germany Re: Jomtov, Jandoph, Johndoph amd Jacob UHLFELDER??? #germany

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Ron Uhlfelder Laberge posted as follows:

"In the vicinity of Dormitz, Erlangen and Nuremberg (Bavaria) about
1750-1800 I have found a number of records which may relate to the same
person. The records, however, have different names including but not
limited to: Jomtov, Jandoph, Johndoph and Jacob.

Would appreciate a discussion or any information relative to these names
being: (1) intermixed or used interchangeably or, (2) a translated
version of the other and, (3) any other names intended to be the same name."
Reply >from Prof. G.L. Esterson: =======>

The names Jomtov, Jandoph, and Johndoph are related names, all linked to
the Hebrew name YomTov. The first name Jomtov is the transliteration into
German script of YomTov. The others represent Yiddish versions (Yondef,
Yontof, and some others) of the Hebrew name YomTov , which have also been
transliterated into German script.

The German secular name Jacob has no connection to the first three names,
except that it begins with the same "Y" pronunciation. This name was a
kinui for the Hebrew name Yaakov, such that in a Get (Jewish divorce
contract) the identifying name of the male having both names Jacob/Jakob
and Yaakov would be written in the Get as YAKOB demitkari Yaakob. But it
was also possible to use the German secular name Jacob/Jakob as a loazi
name for a Jewish male who had almost any Hebrew name as his "real" name
(>from a Jewish point of view).

Mr. Laberge can see how this works by visiting the JewishGen Given Names
Data Base for Germany at the web site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

and using Global Text search for the name YomTov. His two names Jandoph and
Johndoph (the same name, since Jan is the German secular version of the English
name John) do not yet appear in the above web site but will be there after the
next update. Good luck with your research.

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel jerry@vms.huji.ac.il


Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project #rabbinic

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) marks its
25th anniversary this year. We will be celebrating our anniversary
with special events through out the year. Our first special event
is our May 17th meeting, starting 7:30 p.m. The special anniversary
lecture will feature Yale J. Reisner, founder and director,
Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, Jewish Historical
Institute, Warsaw, Poland. We hope if you are in the greater Los
Angeles area you will join us and attend this special event!

Yale Reisner hold degrees in East Central European Studies from
Columbia College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and
has studied at Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary,
Villanova University and the YIVO Institute and the U.S. National
Archives. He has worked in libraries and archives in the U.S.,
Russia, Lithuania and Poland. He helped organize the first European
Judaica Archives Conference in Postdam in 1999 and took part in a
panel on European Jewish archives at the "Future of Jewish Heritage
in Europe" conference in Prague in April 2004. He has lectured and
published articles in the USA, Canada, France and Poland.

Mr. Reisner will discuss how the Lauder Genealogy Project has
assisted individuals and families in uncovering their family
histories. He will describe the work of the Lauder Foundation and
a network of institutions that are discovering protecting, and
restoring Jewish elements to eastern Europe's historical and
cultural landscape. This recovery process is sure to benefit Jewish
genealogists Each week, the Lauder Genealogy Project meets "new"
Jews--individuals who have decided to explore their Jewish roots.
These are often "hidden children" who were placed in convents,
orphanages, or with Catholic families to save their lives during
the Holocaust. Their stories of discovery and reunion are truly
remarkable.

The Lauder Foundation was established by Ambassador Ronald Lauder in
1987. Today, the Foundation supports a network of 27 Jewish schools
and kindergartens in sixteen eastern European countries, as well as
roughly fifty other projects, including summer and winter camps,
publications, youth and adult education programs, historical
preservation projects and two genealogy research projects in Poland
and Germany.

The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) of Poland was established in
Warsaw in 1947. It includes a historical research institute, a
museum, a library and reading room, archives on the history of
Polish Jewry >from 1700 to the present day, and a number of
specialized departments (Historical Sites, Righteous of the Nations,
Holocaust Claims, etc.). Among its holdings are the communal
archives of Cracow and Breslau, the underground archives of the
Warsaw Ghetto, a collection of some 7,000 Holocaust testimonies and
over 300 diaries, as well as unique manuscript collections.

Meeting Fee/Reservations: There is a $5.00 per person fee for JGSLA
members and guests, payable by check or cash at the door.
Non-members are welcome. Reservations are recommended: call our
voice mail at 818-771-5554 or e-mail janmallen@worldnet.att.net
and leave your name and number of people in your party

Time/Date: May 17, 2004 7:30 p.m.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center Magnin Auditorium 2701 N
Sepulveda Blvd.

Directions: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right
onto Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into the Skirball Parking Lot,
opposite the Center entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north
of the Center to the underground parking lot

For more information on JGSLA including our outstanding 2004
Programs visit our website: www.JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
JGSLA VP Programs
Agoura Hills, CA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project #rabbinic

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) marks its
25th anniversary this year. We will be celebrating our anniversary
with special events through out the year. Our first special event
is our May 17th meeting, starting 7:30 p.m. The special anniversary
lecture will feature Yale J. Reisner, founder and director,
Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, Jewish Historical
Institute, Warsaw, Poland. We hope if you are in the greater Los
Angeles area you will join us and attend this special event!

Yale Reisner hold degrees in East Central European Studies from
Columbia College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and
has studied at Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary,
Villanova University and the YIVO Institute and the U.S. National
Archives. He has worked in libraries and archives in the U.S.,
Russia, Lithuania and Poland. He helped organize the first European
Judaica Archives Conference in Postdam in 1999 and took part in a
panel on European Jewish archives at the "Future of Jewish Heritage
in Europe" conference in Prague in April 2004. He has lectured and
published articles in the USA, Canada, France and Poland.

Mr. Reisner will discuss how the Lauder Genealogy Project has
assisted individuals and families in uncovering their family
histories. He will describe the work of the Lauder Foundation and
a network of institutions that are discovering protecting, and
restoring Jewish elements to eastern Europe's historical and
cultural landscape. This recovery process is sure to benefit Jewish
genealogists Each week, the Lauder Genealogy Project meets "new"
Jews--individuals who have decided to explore their Jewish roots.
These are often "hidden children" who were placed in convents,
orphanages, or with Catholic families to save their lives during
the Holocaust. Their stories of discovery and reunion are truly
remarkable.

The Lauder Foundation was established by Ambassador Ronald Lauder in
1987. Today, the Foundation supports a network of 27 Jewish schools
and kindergartens in sixteen eastern European countries, as well as
roughly fifty other projects, including summer and winter camps,
publications, youth and adult education programs, historical
preservation projects and two genealogy research projects in Poland
and Germany.

The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) of Poland was established in
Warsaw in 1947. It includes a historical research institute, a
museum, a library and reading room, archives on the history of
Polish Jewry >from 1700 to the present day, and a number of
specialized departments (Historical Sites, Righteous of the Nations,
Holocaust Claims, etc.). Among its holdings are the communal
archives of Cracow and Breslau, the underground archives of the
Warsaw Ghetto, a collection of some 7,000 Holocaust testimonies and
over 300 diaries, as well as unique manuscript collections.

Meeting Fee/Reservations: There is a $5.00 per person fee for JGSLA
members and guests, payable by check or cash at the door.
Non-members are welcome. Reservations are recommended: call our
voice mail at 818-771-5554 or e-mail janmallen@worldnet.att.net
and leave your name and number of people in your party

Time/Date: May 17, 2004 7:30 p.m.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center Magnin Auditorium 2701 N
Sepulveda Blvd.

Directions: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right
onto Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into the Skirball Parking Lot,
opposite the Center entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north
of the Center to the underground parking lot

For more information on JGSLA including our outstanding 2004
Programs visit our website: www.JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
JGSLA VP Programs
Agoura Hills, CA


Kindertransport - two documents being sold #unitedkingdom

Peter Glass <monad1@...>
 

Two 1938 letters >from a Twickenham headmistress concerning raising funds to
care for a pair of unnamed Kindertransport sisters are listed on a well
known auction web site (ends May 7th, pm).

This may be of interest to anyone who looks to rescue such documents >from
dispersal.
I have no financial interest in the sale, indeed the price seems to be
exploitative in my personal opinion.

Ask me off-list for the exact details (or else use the search words:
kinder, transport, twickenham).

Peter Glass, London, UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Kindertransport - two documents being sold #unitedkingdom

Peter Glass <monad1@...>
 

Two 1938 letters >from a Twickenham headmistress concerning raising funds to
care for a pair of unnamed Kindertransport sisters are listed on a well
known auction web site (ends May 7th, pm).

This may be of interest to anyone who looks to rescue such documents >from
dispersal.
I have no financial interest in the sale, indeed the price seems to be
exploitative in my personal opinion.

Ask me off-list for the exact details (or else use the search words:
kinder, transport, twickenham).

Peter Glass, London, UK


ROM-SIG session in Jerusalem! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear ROM-SIGgers, Good News!

Robert Wascou, who is our Project Coordinator for the Kishinev database
of the All-Romanian Database on Jewishgen, has just learned that he will
be able to travel to Jerusalem for the Conference, and has proposed a
ROM-SIG Session .

His proposed topic is: Kishinev Vital Records project and Beyond. The
presentation will highlight the vital records filmed by the FHL at the
National Archives of the Republic of Moldova. These records include
births, marriages, divorces and deaths. A listing of the records
currently online on JewishGen and of the records obtained that will be
on line when they are transliterated will be presented. To go beyond the
present project, a list of vital records >from other communities that are
available will also be presented for the towns of Bendery, Izmail,
Causani-Noui and Beltsy. Emphasis will be placed on a reason to research
the records even if your family did not come >from Kishinev. He will
also be bringing along any updated news >from your Coordinators, to share
with you!

If there are at least a minimum of 10 of you who will be coming to such
a session then a room can be set aside for it. In addition, while it is
too late for a ROM-SIG Luncheon, it is still possible for those who do
attend in Jerusalem to arrange among yourselves for an ad hoc BOF
get-together, or Luncheon, etc.

Please answer directly to Bob: RobertW252@aol.com NOT TO ME!

To keep up-to-date with any arrangements in Jerusalem, including the
news of a ROM-SIG meeting please check on the special site for their
program!!:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Romania SIG #Romania ROM-SIG session in Jerusalem! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear ROM-SIGgers, Good News!

Robert Wascou, who is our Project Coordinator for the Kishinev database
of the All-Romanian Database on Jewishgen, has just learned that he will
be able to travel to Jerusalem for the Conference, and has proposed a
ROM-SIG Session .

His proposed topic is: Kishinev Vital Records project and Beyond. The
presentation will highlight the vital records filmed by the FHL at the
National Archives of the Republic of Moldova. These records include
births, marriages, divorces and deaths. A listing of the records
currently online on JewishGen and of the records obtained that will be
on line when they are transliterated will be presented. To go beyond the
present project, a list of vital records >from other communities that are
available will also be presented for the towns of Bendery, Izmail,
Causani-Noui and Beltsy. Emphasis will be placed on a reason to research
the records even if your family did not come >from Kishinev. He will
also be bringing along any updated news >from your Coordinators, to share
with you!

If there are at least a minimum of 10 of you who will be coming to such
a session then a room can be set aside for it. In addition, while it is
too late for a ROM-SIG Luncheon, it is still possible for those who do
attend in Jerusalem to arrange among yourselves for an ad hoc BOF
get-together, or Luncheon, etc.

Please answer directly to Bob: RobertW252@aol.com NOT TO ME!

To keep up-to-date with any arrangements in Jerusalem, including the
news of a ROM-SIG meeting please check on the special site for their
program!!:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Yale J. REISNER, founder and director, Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder Foundation #france

Werner L. Frank <wlfrank@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) marks its 25th
anniversary this year. We will be celebrating our anniversary with special
events through out the year. Our first special event is our May 17th
meeting, starting 7:30 p.m. The special anniversary lecture will feature
Yale J. Reisner, founder and director, Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland. We hope if you are
in the greater Los Angeles area you will join us and attend this special
event!

Yale Reisner hold degrees in East Central European Studies >from Columbia
College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has studied at
Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Villanova University and
the YIVO Institute and the U.S. National Archives. He has worked in
libraries and archives in the U.S., Russia, Lithuania and Poland. He helped
organize the first European Judaica Archives Conference in Postdam in 1999
and took part in a panel on European Jewish archives at the "Future of
Jewish Heritage in Europe" conference in Prague in April 2004. He has
lectured and published articles in the USA, Canada, France and Poland.

Mr. Reisner will discuss how the Lauder Genealogy Project has assisted
individuals and families in uncovering their family histories. He will
describe the work of the Lauder Foundation and a network of institutions
that are discovering protecting, and restoring Jewish elements to eastern
Europe's historical and cultural landscape. This recovery process is sure
to benefit Jewish genealogists Each week, the Lauder Genealogy Project
meets "new" Jews--individuals who have decided to explore their Jewish
roots. These are often "hidden children" who were placed in convents,
orphanages, or with Catholic families to save their lives during the
Holocaust. Their stories of discovery and reunion are truly remarkable.

The Lauder Foundation was established by Ambassador Ronald Lauder in 1987.
Today, the Foundation supports a network of 27 Jewish schools and
kindergartens in sixteen eastern European countries, as well as roughly
fifty other projects, including summer and winter camps, publications, youth
and adult education programs, historical preservation projects and two
genealogy research projects in Poland and Germany.

The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) of Poland was established in Warsaw in
1947. It includes a historical research institute, a museum, a library and
reading room, archives on the history of Polish Jewry >from 1700 to the
present day, and a number of specialized departments (Historical Sites,
Righteous of the Nations, Holocaust Claims, etc.). Among its holdings are
the communal archives of Cracow and Breslau, the underground archives of the
Warsaw Ghetto, a collection of some 7,000 Holocaust testimonies and over 300
diaries, as well as unique manuscript collections.

MEETING FEE/RESERVATIONS: There is a $5.00 per person fee for JGSLA members
and guests, payable by check or cash at the door. Non-members are welcome.
Reservations are recommended: call our voice mail at 818-771-5554 or e-mail
janmallen@worldnet.att.net and leave your name and number of people in your
party

TIME/DATE: May 17, 2004 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center Magnin Auditorium 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into the Skirball Parking Lot, opposite the
Center entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center to the
underground parking lot

For more information on JGSLA including our outstanding 2004 Programs visit
our website: www.JGSLA.org

Werner L. FRANK
Calabasas, CA USA


French SIG #France Yale J. REISNER, founder and director, Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder Foundation #france

Werner L. Frank <wlfrank@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) marks its 25th
anniversary this year. We will be celebrating our anniversary with special
events through out the year. Our first special event is our May 17th
meeting, starting 7:30 p.m. The special anniversary lecture will feature
Yale J. Reisner, founder and director, Genealogy Project, Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland. We hope if you are
in the greater Los Angeles area you will join us and attend this special
event!

Yale Reisner hold degrees in East Central European Studies >from Columbia
College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has studied at
Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Villanova University and
the YIVO Institute and the U.S. National Archives. He has worked in
libraries and archives in the U.S., Russia, Lithuania and Poland. He helped
organize the first European Judaica Archives Conference in Postdam in 1999
and took part in a panel on European Jewish archives at the "Future of
Jewish Heritage in Europe" conference in Prague in April 2004. He has
lectured and published articles in the USA, Canada, France and Poland.

Mr. Reisner will discuss how the Lauder Genealogy Project has assisted
individuals and families in uncovering their family histories. He will
describe the work of the Lauder Foundation and a network of institutions
that are discovering protecting, and restoring Jewish elements to eastern
Europe's historical and cultural landscape. This recovery process is sure
to benefit Jewish genealogists Each week, the Lauder Genealogy Project
meets "new" Jews--individuals who have decided to explore their Jewish
roots. These are often "hidden children" who were placed in convents,
orphanages, or with Catholic families to save their lives during the
Holocaust. Their stories of discovery and reunion are truly remarkable.

The Lauder Foundation was established by Ambassador Ronald Lauder in 1987.
Today, the Foundation supports a network of 27 Jewish schools and
kindergartens in sixteen eastern European countries, as well as roughly
fifty other projects, including summer and winter camps, publications, youth
and adult education programs, historical preservation projects and two
genealogy research projects in Poland and Germany.

The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) of Poland was established in Warsaw in
1947. It includes a historical research institute, a museum, a library and
reading room, archives on the history of Polish Jewry >from 1700 to the
present day, and a number of specialized departments (Historical Sites,
Righteous of the Nations, Holocaust Claims, etc.). Among its holdings are
the communal archives of Cracow and Breslau, the underground archives of the
Warsaw Ghetto, a collection of some 7,000 Holocaust testimonies and over 300
diaries, as well as unique manuscript collections.

MEETING FEE/RESERVATIONS: There is a $5.00 per person fee for JGSLA members
and guests, payable by check or cash at the door. Non-members are welcome.
Reservations are recommended: call our voice mail at 818-771-5554 or e-mail
janmallen@worldnet.att.net and leave your name and number of people in your
party

TIME/DATE: May 17, 2004 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center Magnin Auditorium 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into the Skirball Parking Lot, opposite the
Center entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center to the
underground parking lot

For more information on JGSLA including our outstanding 2004 Programs visit
our website: www.JGSLA.org

Werner L. FRANK
Calabasas, CA USA


Re: Does Yehuda = Louis? #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

This one has been picked at to death already several times. But here is the
simple of it:
Lev, Lewis, Louis, Lova, Leib.... these all mean Lion. The biblical emblem and
symbol of the tribe of Judah is.... You guessed it - the lion. It is for this
reason that Yehuda and Aryeh - or translations of Aryeh into local languages -
have become such a common pairing of names.

All the Best,
Benzy Shani

"Diane Jacobs" <kingart@ix.netcom.com> wrote

Many times it is a double name Yehuda Leib and the person may use both names as
a first name. In English, many times the person would be Julius Louis, but not
always.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Does Yehuda = Louis? #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

This one has been picked at to death already several times. But here is the
simple of it:
Lev, Lewis, Louis, Lova, Leib.... these all mean Lion. The biblical emblem and
symbol of the tribe of Judah is.... You guessed it - the lion. It is for this
reason that Yehuda and Aryeh - or translations of Aryeh into local languages -
have become such a common pairing of names.

All the Best,
Benzy Shani

"Diane Jacobs" <kingart@ix.netcom.com> wrote

Many times it is a double name Yehuda Leib and the person may use both names as
a first name. In English, many times the person would be Julius Louis, but not
always.


Poland: A Little Language, Grammar, and Geography #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

My KIFER family lived in the little town of Kruszyna, Poland in the early 1800s
and likely before. I have acquired what I hope is the 1790s census for Kruszyna
(source: Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych, Warsaw).

Looking at various pages of this document, I see "Kruszyna" spelled various ways.
I am guessing that this is because the town name appears in sentences as various
parts of speech and thus the syntax requires different suffixes. Am I right? If
you know Polish well enough to help, can you please check the image below? I have
underlined (in red) four appearances of the town name Kruszyna:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/0505.Kruszyna.jpg

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA, SZEWCZYK,
RAYZMAN, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH, FEYNER/FEINER/FAYNER,
BORZYKOWSKI, SZEWCZYK, SZWARCBERG, HILLER, FEDERMAN
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/talman/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poland: A Little Language, Grammar, and Geography #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

My KIFER family lived in the little town of Kruszyna, Poland in the early 1800s
and likely before. I have acquired what I hope is the 1790s census for Kruszyna
(source: Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych, Warsaw).

Looking at various pages of this document, I see "Kruszyna" spelled various ways.
I am guessing that this is because the town name appears in sentences as various
parts of speech and thus the syntax requires different suffixes. Am I right? If
you know Polish well enough to help, can you please check the image below? I have
underlined (in red) four appearances of the town name Kruszyna:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/0505.Kruszyna.jpg

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA, SZEWCZYK,
RAYZMAN, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH, FEYNER/FEINER/FAYNER,
BORZYKOWSKI, SZEWCZYK, SZWARCBERG, HILLER, FEDERMAN
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/talman/