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Kreuzberg, Dankere, Gostini #general

DrWASaxton@...
 

In a message dated 3/9/2006 4:26:43 AM Eastern Standard Time,
evewa@... writes:

The little town Dankere now Gostini situated on the same bank and rather
close to Kreuzburg belonged at that time to the Vitebsk gubernia and was
accessible for Jews at that time. Jews and their families lived in Dankere
but during working days spent their time in Livland to return home at
night. Hence Dankere at that time housed an appreciable number of Jews.

In a forest about 3-5 km >from Dankere developed an old and rather big Jewish
cemetery. It was the closest place to Dankere Jews were permitted to bury
their relatives. Since the holocaust there are no Jews in Dankere. Last
summer under the guidance of a German priest Klaus-Peter Rex >from Wuelfrath,
Germany a group of school children >from Germany, Netherlands and Austria
worked hard to clean and restore as far as possible the neglected and
damaged cemetery. His group together with Latvian pupils >from a nearby town
Plavinas did a formidable work I was able to admire being invited to the
impressive opening ceremony at the end of their work.


Does anyone know if names of the deceased [>from the gravestones] in that
cemetery were catalogued or listed anywhere? Some of my ancestors may have been
buried there. Thanks.

Dr. William A. Saxton (Bill)
Boca Raton, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kreuzberg, Dankere, Gostini #general

DrWASaxton@...
 

In a message dated 3/9/2006 4:26:43 AM Eastern Standard Time,
evewa@... writes:

The little town Dankere now Gostini situated on the same bank and rather
close to Kreuzburg belonged at that time to the Vitebsk gubernia and was
accessible for Jews at that time. Jews and their families lived in Dankere
but during working days spent their time in Livland to return home at
night. Hence Dankere at that time housed an appreciable number of Jews.

In a forest about 3-5 km >from Dankere developed an old and rather big Jewish
cemetery. It was the closest place to Dankere Jews were permitted to bury
their relatives. Since the holocaust there are no Jews in Dankere. Last
summer under the guidance of a German priest Klaus-Peter Rex >from Wuelfrath,
Germany a group of school children >from Germany, Netherlands and Austria
worked hard to clean and restore as far as possible the neglected and
damaged cemetery. His group together with Latvian pupils >from a nearby town
Plavinas did a formidable work I was able to admire being invited to the
impressive opening ceremony at the end of their work.


Does anyone know if names of the deceased [>from the gravestones] in that
cemetery were catalogued or listed anywhere? Some of my ancestors may have been
buried there. Thanks.

Dr. William A. Saxton (Bill)
Boca Raton, Florida


New Link on our Home page! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Our Webmaster has just added a new link to our Home page on the Web :
<www.jewishgen.org/french> It is to an English-language history of
the only German extermination camp on French soil, Natzweiler-Struthof,
which was near to the city of Natzwiller, in Alsace. It includes
personal reminiscences of a few who were lucky enough to survive. It is
now a memorial site

Click on Links on the left-hand side of the page, and then under
'France' scroll down towards the bottom to click on this new link.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG


French SIG #France New Link on our Home page! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Our Webmaster has just added a new link to our Home page on the Web :
<www.jewishgen.org/french> It is to an English-language history of
the only German extermination camp on French soil, Natzweiler-Struthof,
which was near to the city of Natzwiller, in Alsace. It includes
personal reminiscences of a few who were lucky enough to survive. It is
now a memorial site

Click on Links on the left-hand side of the page, and then under
'France' scroll down towards the bottom to click on this new link.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG


The possibilities of Jewish Genetic Genealogical testing #hungary

Sean Silver <sean_silver@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Over the past two decades, the science of genetics has opened a whole new
chapter in the search for humanity's origins. By analyzing certains portions
of human DNA, geneticists began to see patterns, allowing them to formulate
theories on human migration and geographic and cultural contributions to
past and present society.

My mother's side is >from Satu Mare, Romania, but it used to be part of
Hungary prior to WWI, and although we've found great information in
censuses, etc., I still had a hard time going beyond my great-great
grandfather, Aron Trebits and his son Herman.

As such, after reading about the studies in Jewish genealogical studies
using DNA, I joined the Genographic project through National Geographic.
They use FamilyTreeDNA.com as their testing service (whom JewishGen.org has
partnered with), and I found out that this company had a lot more validity
in terms of genealogical research. I know there's a separate board for this,
but I thought I'd offer this information here, because its made a world of
difference for me.

I've done my paternal side, which is Litvak, but my great-uncle has just
agreed to take this test (which just consists of brushing your inner cheek
with a cotton comb, then sending it in) so we can discover if any of the
Trebits' (or other variations) who are doing research presently might indeed
be related.

My uncle is the last male descendent of his father, so he's our last hope to
do YDNA testing (since its passed on >from father to son). Consequently, they
test mitochondrial DNA also, which is passed on >from mothers to offspring.
This is how you'd test your maternal side.

Here's the information on the Genographic Project:
https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/

Here's information on Genealogical Genetic testing in general:
http://www.ftdna.com/faq.html

And here's a link to my project that I started, which is researching a small
portion of the Jewish DNA in which I find myself a part of. Hopefully it'll
give us a clue as to how we fit into the Jewish Mosaic:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/JewishR1b

If you do end up getting tested, and you find you're defined as haplogroup
R1b (a way to group people who likely have a common ancestor), please feel
free to join my project. That part is free!

P.S. - It is cheaper to test through a project. You might want to test
through The Jewish Heritage Project first. The moderator is a pretty nice
guy! He's an interested amateur like myself:
http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_join.asp?code=B25652&special=True&projecttype=DG

Moderator: Family Tree DNA is a JewishGen partner. For more info about using genetics to advance and enhance your genealogical research, go to http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/


Hungary SIG #Hungary The possibilities of Jewish Genetic Genealogical testing #hungary

Sean Silver <sean_silver@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Over the past two decades, the science of genetics has opened a whole new
chapter in the search for humanity's origins. By analyzing certains portions
of human DNA, geneticists began to see patterns, allowing them to formulate
theories on human migration and geographic and cultural contributions to
past and present society.

My mother's side is >from Satu Mare, Romania, but it used to be part of
Hungary prior to WWI, and although we've found great information in
censuses, etc., I still had a hard time going beyond my great-great
grandfather, Aron Trebits and his son Herman.

As such, after reading about the studies in Jewish genealogical studies
using DNA, I joined the Genographic project through National Geographic.
They use FamilyTreeDNA.com as their testing service (whom JewishGen.org has
partnered with), and I found out that this company had a lot more validity
in terms of genealogical research. I know there's a separate board for this,
but I thought I'd offer this information here, because its made a world of
difference for me.

I've done my paternal side, which is Litvak, but my great-uncle has just
agreed to take this test (which just consists of brushing your inner cheek
with a cotton comb, then sending it in) so we can discover if any of the
Trebits' (or other variations) who are doing research presently might indeed
be related.

My uncle is the last male descendent of his father, so he's our last hope to
do YDNA testing (since its passed on >from father to son). Consequently, they
test mitochondrial DNA also, which is passed on >from mothers to offspring.
This is how you'd test your maternal side.

Here's the information on the Genographic Project:
https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/

Here's information on Genealogical Genetic testing in general:
http://www.ftdna.com/faq.html

And here's a link to my project that I started, which is researching a small
portion of the Jewish DNA in which I find myself a part of. Hopefully it'll
give us a clue as to how we fit into the Jewish Mosaic:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/JewishR1b

If you do end up getting tested, and you find you're defined as haplogroup
R1b (a way to group people who likely have a common ancestor), please feel
free to join my project. That part is free!

P.S. - It is cheaper to test through a project. You might want to test
through The Jewish Heritage Project first. The moderator is a pretty nice
guy! He's an interested amateur like myself:
http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_join.asp?code=B25652&special=True&projecttype=DG

Moderator: Family Tree DNA is a JewishGen partner. For more info about using genetics to advance and enhance your genealogical research, go to http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/


Asking for translation from Slovak #hungary

עמירה משיח <amira_m@...>
 

Shalom H-siggers,

I'm asking for your help in translating >from Slovak this document -
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7626

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp VM number 7626

I already know most of what is written there [it was translated before for
me].
Except the names of the places - I would like to know the names of the
villages/cities translated.
Some of names is hard to read, and will very hard to find them on the map.


Thanks,
Amira Mashiah, Israel. amira_m@...
Searching; STEIN, SINGER, WACHSBERGER, REICHER, DUBOVITZ >from north
Slovakia.


photos of synagogeus from Budapest and Slovakia #hungary

עמירה משיח <amira_m@...>
 

Shalom to all of you,

I just saw now beautiful pictures of synagogues in north Slovakia and in
Budapest.
Link to the exposition of pictures -

http://www.guyshachar.com/pps_dl.htm#diaspora


ENJOY!!!

Amira Mashiah, Israel.
Search: Stein, Singer, Wachsberger, Reicher, Dubovitz >from north Slovakia.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Asking for translation from Slovak #hungary

עמירה משיח <amira_m@...>
 

Shalom H-siggers,

I'm asking for your help in translating >from Slovak this document -
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7626

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp VM number 7626

I already know most of what is written there [it was translated before for
me].
Except the names of the places - I would like to know the names of the
villages/cities translated.
Some of names is hard to read, and will very hard to find them on the map.


Thanks,
Amira Mashiah, Israel. amira_m@...
Searching; STEIN, SINGER, WACHSBERGER, REICHER, DUBOVITZ >from north
Slovakia.


Hungary SIG #Hungary photos of synagogeus from Budapest and Slovakia #hungary

עמירה משיח <amira_m@...>
 

Shalom to all of you,

I just saw now beautiful pictures of synagogues in north Slovakia and in
Budapest.
Link to the exposition of pictures -

http://www.guyshachar.com/pps_dl.htm#diaspora


ENJOY!!!

Amira Mashiah, Israel.
Search: Stein, Singer, Wachsberger, Reicher, Dubovitz >from north Slovakia.


interviewer in Minsk needed #belarus

vzeo0hfk@...
 

I'd like to hire someone to interview
(preferably w/ a tape recorder)two
relatives there. Can anyone refer
me to someone who can do this?
Howard Blue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Khovard@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only.


Belarus SIG #Belarus interviewer in Minsk needed #belarus

vzeo0hfk@...
 

I'd like to hire someone to interview
(preferably w/ a tape recorder)two
relatives there. Can anyone refer
me to someone who can do this?
Howard Blue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Khovard@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only.


door #ukraine

E
 

It looks like a date. the last line in the image lamed/pey/kuf means
according to calculation, which is standard after a date. i think it's
bishnat, not kishnach bet/shin/nun/tav, not kaf/shin/nun/het. i can't
make out enough of the rest to get the year, but it may have been
translated into a word mnemonic where you use gematria to get the date

Rabbi Ed Goldstein, Woodmere NY


GUTIS,GOOTES,GOODES,GUDIS,NESSON,NESNYA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine door #ukraine

E
 

It looks like a date. the last line in the image lamed/pey/kuf means
according to calculation, which is standard after a date. i think it's
bishnat, not kishnach bet/shin/nun/tav, not kaf/shin/nun/het. i can't
make out enough of the rest to get the year, but it may have been
translated into a word mnemonic where you use gematria to get the date

Rabbi Ed Goldstein, Woodmere NY


GUTIS,GOOTES,GOODES,GUDIS,NESSON,NESNYA


Re: DONCHIN and NEIMAN of Lund, Sweden #scandinavia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

Gertrude Donchin Chityat wrote:

I'm seeking anyone with knowledge of the DONCHIN or NEIMAN family from
Lund, Sweden. The DONCHINs lived there >from about 1902 till 1911, at 3
Hospitalsgatan, and the NEIMANs were there at about the same time. My
father, Herman DONCHIN, was born in Lund in 1907 after his parents and
siblings had migrated there >from Pikeliai, Lithuania. In 1911 the whole
DONCHIN family migrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A. My grandparents
were Boruch Chaim (Bernard) DONCHIN and Gittel (Gertrude) NEIMAN DONCHIN.
I know that there were some NEIMANs in Lund, and I'm supposing that they,
too, had come >from Pikeliai and were related to my grandmother.
I do not have any additional information on the Donchins, but I have some
information about the NEIMAN/NEUMAN/NEWMAN family. According to what I have
learned there were seven brothers:

* Sam NEIMAN aka NEWMAN (only half brother, had another mother),
emigrated >from Pikeliai to Chicago, Illinois.
* Zalman aka Selman NEUMAN, born in 1878 in Pikeliai, emigrated
to Lund and then moved to Stockholm, died in 1947. He had at
least five children.
* Itzig NEYMAN aka Isak NEUMAN, born in 1884 in Pikeliai,
emigrated to Lund, Sweden.
* Kalman aka Salomon NEUMAN, born in 1885 in Pikeliai, emigrated
to Lund, Sweden.
* Pimcha NEIMAN aka Philip NEWMAN, emigrated >from Pikeliai to USA.
* Herman NEIMAN aka NEWMAN, emigrated >from Pikeliai to USA.
* Nathan NEIMAN aka NEWMAN, emigrated >from Pikeliai to Sweden and
then to USA.

There were also three other Neumans in Sweden which I believe were cousins
of the above:

* Abraham Beer NEIMANN, born in 1855, emigrated >from Pikeliai to Lund,
Sweden.
* Josef NEUMAN, born in 1886 in Pikeliai, emigrated to Lund and then
moved on to Norrköping, Trollhättan and Linköping.
* David NEUMAN, born in Pikeliai, emigrated to Sweden where he settled
in Vänersborg and had five children.

I have some additional information on the descendants of Selman and David,
which I can e-mail you privately.

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow,
Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; PA+WI, USA.
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis+Riga, Latvia;
Pärnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow, Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; MA+GA+NY+CA,
USA.
NEMCHENOK/NEMCHENKO: Yanovichi+Surazh+Velizh+Vitebsk, Belarus; St.
Petersburg, Russia; Paris, France; Sweden; Denmark; NY, USA.


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Re: DONCHIN and NEIMAN of Lund, Sweden #scandinavia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

Gertrude Donchin Chityat wrote:

I'm seeking anyone with knowledge of the DONCHIN or NEIMAN family from
Lund, Sweden. The DONCHINs lived there >from about 1902 till 1911, at 3
Hospitalsgatan, and the NEIMANs were there at about the same time. My
father, Herman DONCHIN, was born in Lund in 1907 after his parents and
siblings had migrated there >from Pikeliai, Lithuania. In 1911 the whole
DONCHIN family migrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A. My grandparents
were Boruch Chaim (Bernard) DONCHIN and Gittel (Gertrude) NEIMAN DONCHIN.
I know that there were some NEIMANs in Lund, and I'm supposing that they,
too, had come >from Pikeliai and were related to my grandmother.
I do not have any additional information on the Donchins, but I have some
information about the NEIMAN/NEUMAN/NEWMAN family. According to what I have
learned there were seven brothers:

* Sam NEIMAN aka NEWMAN (only half brother, had another mother),
emigrated >from Pikeliai to Chicago, Illinois.
* Zalman aka Selman NEUMAN, born in 1878 in Pikeliai, emigrated
to Lund and then moved to Stockholm, died in 1947. He had at
least five children.
* Itzig NEYMAN aka Isak NEUMAN, born in 1884 in Pikeliai,
emigrated to Lund, Sweden.
* Kalman aka Salomon NEUMAN, born in 1885 in Pikeliai, emigrated
to Lund, Sweden.
* Pimcha NEIMAN aka Philip NEWMAN, emigrated >from Pikeliai to USA.
* Herman NEIMAN aka NEWMAN, emigrated >from Pikeliai to USA.
* Nathan NEIMAN aka NEWMAN, emigrated >from Pikeliai to Sweden and
then to USA.

There were also three other Neumans in Sweden which I believe were cousins
of the above:

* Abraham Beer NEIMANN, born in 1855, emigrated >from Pikeliai to Lund,
Sweden.
* Josef NEUMAN, born in 1886 in Pikeliai, emigrated to Lund and then
moved on to Norrköping, Trollhättan and Linköping.
* David NEUMAN, born in Pikeliai, emigrated to Sweden where he settled
in Vänersborg and had five children.

I have some additional information on the descendants of Selman and David,
which I can e-mail you privately.

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@...

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow,
Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; PA+WI, USA.
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Papile, Lithuania; Cesis+Riga, Latvia;
Pärnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Glasgow, Scotland; Sweden; Denmark; MA+GA+NY+CA,
USA.
NEMCHENOK/NEMCHENKO: Yanovichi+Surazh+Velizh+Vitebsk, Belarus; St.
Petersburg, Russia; Paris, France; Sweden; Denmark; NY, USA.


Szarvady #hungary

Robert Neu
 

You dont't need to come to Salt Lake to see it. The
small book is available as a microfiche.
Reference number 0897093 Item 2.
Many FHL branches have it on file, if not they can
order it.
Robert Neu

SFeuerstein <ethnoca@...> wrote:
I ran a search on RADIX, which also uses the data from
the Hornyanszky book, and I did find there a recorded
name change to Szarvady:
http://www.radixindex.com/databases/pv003009.shtml
To get more details, as to what the name of the family
was before the change, you have to be a paid
subscriber of the RADIX service, so I personally could
not go any farther... :)
Now you have to figure out which one is easier for you
for finding out the details, to use the Utah database
or RADIX.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada


Hungary SIG #Hungary Szarvady #hungary

Robert Neu
 

You dont't need to come to Salt Lake to see it. The
small book is available as a microfiche.
Reference number 0897093 Item 2.
Many FHL branches have it on file, if not they can
order it.
Robert Neu

SFeuerstein <ethnoca@...> wrote:
I ran a search on RADIX, which also uses the data from
the Hornyanszky book, and I did find there a recorded
name change to Szarvady:
http://www.radixindex.com/databases/pv003009.shtml
To get more details, as to what the name of the family
was before the change, you have to be a paid
subscriber of the RADIX service, so I personally could
not go any farther... :)
Now you have to figure out which one is easier for you
for finding out the details, to use the Utah database
or RADIX.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada


Re: William HERSKOVIC, of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Auschwitz, Los Angeles #hungary

Perry Cohn <perrypop2@...>
 

Thank you for posting the obituary of William Herskovic. I am currently
researching family connections to the Hershkowitz ( var. spellings) family
and have met many roadblocks. I have had some wonderful correspondence with
Hershkowitz's in Israel who have been very helpful. My mother, Malka
(Malvina, Molly) Hershkowitz came >from Lipsha/Chust area. She was born in
1894 to Harry (Tzvi) and Freida/Celia Froyemwitz Hershkowitz. She had
several brothers -one of whom was in the WWI army. I have no given names for
them. If this seems to be a possible connection- I will be glad to send you
whatever information I have collected and copies of the few photographs I
have. Whatever help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
Annette Cohn
Verona, N.J.
e-mail address- Perrypop2@...

-----Original Message-----
From: HeyJudy123@... [mailto:HeyJudy123@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 7:33 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] William HERSKOVIC, of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium,
Auschwitz, Los Angeles

Today (Tuesday, March 7, 2006), the "Los Angeles Times" ran the obituary of

William HERSKOVIC, who was born in what then had been Hungary, moved on to
Czechoslovakia and finally, to Belgium, before being captured by the Nazis
and
imprisoned in Auschwitz.

(As one friend made through JewishGen, each of us descended >from the
HERSKOVITS family in what had been Hungary and now is Slovakia, just wrote
to me
about this obituary, Mr. Herskovic probably had been called "Vilmos
Herscovic"
at the time of his birth.)

He had lived in Los Angeles for the last fifty or so years.

The URL is:

_www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-herskovic7mar07,1,4915532.story?coll=
la
-news-obituaries_
(http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-herskovic7mar07,1,4915532.stor
y?coll=la-news-obituaries)

Considering the journey he made--both pragmatically and emotionally--the
story of his life may carry information useful to JewishGen participants.

Judy SEGAL
New York City US

Moderator: Thanks to Judy for posting this information to assist those who are resarching HERSKOVIC family


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: William HERSKOVIC, of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Auschwitz, Los Angeles #hungary

Perry Cohn <perrypop2@...>
 

Thank you for posting the obituary of William Herskovic. I am currently
researching family connections to the Hershkowitz ( var. spellings) family
and have met many roadblocks. I have had some wonderful correspondence with
Hershkowitz's in Israel who have been very helpful. My mother, Malka
(Malvina, Molly) Hershkowitz came >from Lipsha/Chust area. She was born in
1894 to Harry (Tzvi) and Freida/Celia Froyemwitz Hershkowitz. She had
several brothers -one of whom was in the WWI army. I have no given names for
them. If this seems to be a possible connection- I will be glad to send you
whatever information I have collected and copies of the few photographs I
have. Whatever help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
Annette Cohn
Verona, N.J.
e-mail address- Perrypop2@...

-----Original Message-----
From: HeyJudy123@... [mailto:HeyJudy123@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 7:33 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] William HERSKOVIC, of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Belgium,
Auschwitz, Los Angeles

Today (Tuesday, March 7, 2006), the "Los Angeles Times" ran the obituary of

William HERSKOVIC, who was born in what then had been Hungary, moved on to
Czechoslovakia and finally, to Belgium, before being captured by the Nazis
and
imprisoned in Auschwitz.

(As one friend made through JewishGen, each of us descended >from the
HERSKOVITS family in what had been Hungary and now is Slovakia, just wrote
to me
about this obituary, Mr. Herskovic probably had been called "Vilmos
Herscovic"
at the time of his birth.)

He had lived in Los Angeles for the last fifty or so years.

The URL is:

_www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-herskovic7mar07,1,4915532.story?coll=
la
-news-obituaries_
(http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-herskovic7mar07,1,4915532.stor
y?coll=la-news-obituaries)

Considering the journey he made--both pragmatically and emotionally--the
story of his life may carry information useful to JewishGen participants.

Judy SEGAL
New York City US

Moderator: Thanks to Judy for posting this information to assist those who are resarching HERSKOVIC family