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Learning trade - Butcher #germany

wadiuwant
 

My family were (kosher) butchers in the area near Aachen.

Where during the 18th Century (early and late)
would they have learned their trade? Regards

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel <wadiuwant@gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Learning trade - Butcher #germany

wadiuwant
 

My family were (kosher) butchers in the area near Aachen.

Where during the 18th Century (early and late)
would they have learned their trade? Regards

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel <wadiuwant@gmail.com>


"Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner" Library search #germany

N.Landau@...
 

Does anyone know a library in the UK which has the following book:

Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner, Teil 1, Die Rabbiner der
Emanzipationszeit in der deutschen, böhmischen und grosspolnischen Ländern,
1781-1871, K. G. Saur, München, 2004

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@btinternet.com>


German SIG #Germany "Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner" Library search #germany

N.Landau@...
 

Does anyone know a library in the UK which has the following book:

Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner, Teil 1, Die Rabbiner der
Emanzipationszeit in der deutschen, böhmischen und grosspolnischen Ländern,
1781-1871, K. G. Saur, München, 2004

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@btinternet.com>


BOOK CITE: "History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl" #germany

petercullman
 

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book

"History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl: 1641 to the Holocaust,"
408pp., published by Avotaynu. $46. Complete with several indexes,
glossary, 1939 census data, numerous photos and maps.

A portrayal of the Jewish community known in Prussian times as
Schneidemuehl, - the book documents the slow growth of this small
Polish town named Pyla, in what used to be Wielkopolska, the later
area of Prussian Posen. As well as the arrival of Jews in the 16th
century, all the names of the kehillah's twenty often illustrious
rabbis and their histories, and the changing nature of this community
is recounted, including a detailed description in word and picture of
the once splendid synagogue, - all against a background of major
European historical events and, Haskalah.
As a result of years of painstaking research, the fate of most
members of the shrinking Jewish community, as it existed in the
1930s, could be traced and detailed, many of whom could emigrate in
time. The detailed chapter Z'Chor features person-by-person
chronologies, documenting more than 500 Jews >from Schneidemuehl and
the surrounding areas, as they were deported in 1940 to various
towns, labor camps and hospices, and their ultimate fate in Hitler's
killing fields. They are not forgotten.

An annotated Jewish burial register of the community, 1854-1940,
lists the names of more than 900 persons (superceding my first book
[1995] on the subject of the cemetery). While not the slightest trace
remains of Jewish Schneidemuehl in today's renamed town Pila in
western Poland, the book aims to bring to life what once was a
sizeable, vibrant and notable Jewish community.

Peter Simonstein Cullman Toronto - Canada aurifex@sympatico.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Mr. Cullman is a charter member of GerSIG and has been
a valued contributor to this Forum since 1998.


German SIG #Germany BOOK CITE: "History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl" #germany

petercullman
 

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book

"History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl: 1641 to the Holocaust,"
408pp., published by Avotaynu. $46. Complete with several indexes,
glossary, 1939 census data, numerous photos and maps.

A portrayal of the Jewish community known in Prussian times as
Schneidemuehl, - the book documents the slow growth of this small
Polish town named Pyla, in what used to be Wielkopolska, the later
area of Prussian Posen. As well as the arrival of Jews in the 16th
century, all the names of the kehillah's twenty often illustrious
rabbis and their histories, and the changing nature of this community
is recounted, including a detailed description in word and picture of
the once splendid synagogue, - all against a background of major
European historical events and, Haskalah.
As a result of years of painstaking research, the fate of most
members of the shrinking Jewish community, as it existed in the
1930s, could be traced and detailed, many of whom could emigrate in
time. The detailed chapter Z'Chor features person-by-person
chronologies, documenting more than 500 Jews >from Schneidemuehl and
the surrounding areas, as they were deported in 1940 to various
towns, labor camps and hospices, and their ultimate fate in Hitler's
killing fields. They are not forgotten.

An annotated Jewish burial register of the community, 1854-1940,
lists the names of more than 900 persons (superceding my first book
[1995] on the subject of the cemetery). While not the slightest trace
remains of Jewish Schneidemuehl in today's renamed town Pila in
western Poland, the book aims to bring to life what once was a
sizeable, vibrant and notable Jewish community.

Peter Simonstein Cullman Toronto - Canada aurifex@sympatico.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Mr. Cullman is a charter member of GerSIG and has been
a valued contributor to this Forum since 1998.


Thanks to Lars Menk Re: German Surname Research #germany

MBernet@...
 

Felicia Mode Alexander Langhorne, PA fmode@comcast.net wrote:
"It is with great delight that I report having had several wonderful email
conversations with Lars Menk, author of Dictionary of Jewish German
Surnames. I wrote to him inquiring about additional information on family
members documented in his book. He is a wonderful resource for us all!"

<Dear Felicia,
I can only concur a hundred times over. When I once asked Lars how I could
ever thank him he said helping was his pleasure. So, as a way of showing
my appreciation, I made a donation to Jewish Gen's Wall of Honor in Lars' name. >

==I totally agree with both of you. May I suggest another way of helping
Lars, who has devoted his life to this project and lives close to penury:

Purchase a copy of his book and donate it to your local, genealogical, college or
synagogue library. That way you'll also be helping Avotaynu, who published
it with great art and skill, your local resources, your genner colleagues, and
Lars Menk himself (I assume he benefits >from the royalties).

==And, of course, purchase a copy for your own use. Then you'll be able to
answer other people's questions about Jewish Family names in Germany--and take
some of the pressure off me ;-)

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Thanks to Lars Menk Re: German Surname Research #germany

MBernet@...
 

Felicia Mode Alexander Langhorne, PA fmode@comcast.net wrote:
"It is with great delight that I report having had several wonderful email
conversations with Lars Menk, author of Dictionary of Jewish German
Surnames. I wrote to him inquiring about additional information on family
members documented in his book. He is a wonderful resource for us all!"

<Dear Felicia,
I can only concur a hundred times over. When I once asked Lars how I could
ever thank him he said helping was his pleasure. So, as a way of showing
my appreciation, I made a donation to Jewish Gen's Wall of Honor in Lars' name. >

==I totally agree with both of you. May I suggest another way of helping
Lars, who has devoted his life to this project and lives close to penury:

Purchase a copy of his book and donate it to your local, genealogical, college or
synagogue library. That way you'll also be helping Avotaynu, who published
it with great art and skill, your local resources, your genner colleagues, and
Lars Menk himself (I assume he benefits >from the royalties).

==And, of course, purchase a copy for your own use. Then you'll be able to
answer other people's questions about Jewish Family names in Germany--and take
some of the pressure off me ;-)

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


MOSHEIM - in South Africa #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Whilst in Lady Grey in South Africa, I visited the
small graveyard there. In it there are a few Jewish
graves including 3 for members of a MOSHEIM family. I
note that in JGFF there are several people researching
this surname. Please contact me if you know anything
about MOSHEIMs who migrated to South Africa in the 19th century.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


German SIG #Germany MOSHEIM - in South Africa #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Whilst in Lady Grey in South Africa, I visited the
small graveyard there. In it there are a few Jewish
graves including 3 for members of a MOSHEIM family. I
note that in JGFF there are several people researching
this surname. Please contact me if you know anything
about MOSHEIMs who migrated to South Africa in the 19th century.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


MATRIKEL- in Bavaria - a general knowledge enquiry. #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Where can I read, in English, in print or on the
Internet, about the significance of entries in the
"Judenmatrikel" documents produced around the
beginning of the 19th century ? I am particularly
interested in this not only to improve my general
knowledge but also to establish how much value they
have as a genealogical source.

I hope that this is not a topic that has been
discussed endlesssly in the past. If it is, please
direct me to the relevant sources of information.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


German SIG #Germany MATRIKEL- in Bavaria - a general knowledge enquiry. #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Where can I read, in English, in print or on the
Internet, about the significance of entries in the
"Judenmatrikel" documents produced around the
beginning of the 19th century ? I am particularly
interested in this not only to improve my general
knowledge but also to establish how much value they
have as a genealogical source.

I hope that this is not a topic that has been
discussed endlesssly in the past. If it is, please
direct me to the relevant sources of information.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


Looking for Hertha SERVOS #germany

wadiuwant
 

I need "lateral thinking" assistance (or someone more knowledgeable
than I) to find a missing member (my great aunt) of my family tree.

The details I have (>from Duesseldorf) are as follows:

Hertha SERVOS, *12.09.1897 in Bochum, Schauspielerin, ledig, am
12.02.1918 von D=FCsseldorf, Breite Str. 1 abgemeldet nach Frankfurt am
Main, Strasse nicht verzeichnet (Film Nr. 465).
Eine Wiederanmeldung in Duesseldorf unter Ihrem M=E4dchennamen wurde bis
zum Ende des Jahres 1959 nicht gefunden.

Her father's name was Julius and her mother was Sophia (Sophie) BAUM.

This is not an issue for JGFF, nor is she found in the database of Yad
VaShem. She's doesn't appear in the JCDP. I've googled for her in many
different ways. I've sent a fax to the Frankfurt archive (9 months
ago, so far no reply) (they only work through mail or faxes, so I sent
a fax). Please, unless YOU find her in a standard online database,
please don't make the suggestion that I look there. (I'm not saying
that she isn't in a standard database, only that I haven't found her in one.)

What this needs is perhaps a link to an organisation or a person who
is interested in (Jewish) German actresses of the 1920's. Or as the
family story is that she was murdered maybe there was an article in an
old German newspaper. If she died before WWII, then there is a
reasonable chance that she has a grave. There are probably many
possibilities I haven't thought of.

It's doubtful (but not impossible, I admit) that she got married. So
I'm probably the only person actively looking for her. But there are
people who are alive today that care what happened to her. Hoping for good ideas,

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Our listmail system is often confused if you use letters or
accents not in the USA English alphabet.
If you write a name or town that contains an "umlaut" accent you should
write it this way to avoid garbled text and insure that the name will be
found by our search engine:

LOWENSTEIN ( O umlaut ) / LOEWENSTEIN


German SIG #Germany Looking for Hertha SERVOS #germany

wadiuwant
 

I need "lateral thinking" assistance (or someone more knowledgeable
than I) to find a missing member (my great aunt) of my family tree.

The details I have (>from Duesseldorf) are as follows:

Hertha SERVOS, *12.09.1897 in Bochum, Schauspielerin, ledig, am
12.02.1918 von D=FCsseldorf, Breite Str. 1 abgemeldet nach Frankfurt am
Main, Strasse nicht verzeichnet (Film Nr. 465).
Eine Wiederanmeldung in Duesseldorf unter Ihrem M=E4dchennamen wurde bis
zum Ende des Jahres 1959 nicht gefunden.

Her father's name was Julius and her mother was Sophia (Sophie) BAUM.

This is not an issue for JGFF, nor is she found in the database of Yad
VaShem. She's doesn't appear in the JCDP. I've googled for her in many
different ways. I've sent a fax to the Frankfurt archive (9 months
ago, so far no reply) (they only work through mail or faxes, so I sent
a fax). Please, unless YOU find her in a standard online database,
please don't make the suggestion that I look there. (I'm not saying
that she isn't in a standard database, only that I haven't found her in one.)

What this needs is perhaps a link to an organisation or a person who
is interested in (Jewish) German actresses of the 1920's. Or as the
family story is that she was murdered maybe there was an article in an
old German newspaper. If she died before WWII, then there is a
reasonable chance that she has a grave. There are probably many
possibilities I haven't thought of.

It's doubtful (but not impossible, I admit) that she got married. So
I'm probably the only person actively looking for her. But there are
people who are alive today that care what happened to her. Hoping for good ideas,

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Our listmail system is often confused if you use letters or
accents not in the USA English alphabet.
If you write a name or town that contains an "umlaut" accent you should
write it this way to avoid garbled text and insure that the name will be
found by our search engine:

LOWENSTEIN ( O umlaut ) / LOEWENSTEIN


tour of Danzig objects at the Jewish Museum, NY #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

To anyone interested in attending the tour of Danzig objects at the Jewish
Museum, please reply to me privately by email as soon as possible indicating
how soon after 4 PM on August 17 you would be able to be at the Jewish
Museum (see www.jewishmuseum.org for directions) for the tour. The last
details are being arranged and will be announced when finalized, but,
briefly, the tour will be free, it will be led by Dr. Vivian B. Mann, and
the objects shown will be the group that is normally on display (about 16
objects) plus about 10 more chosen by us in advance, which will be brought
out >from the archives, if possible (depending on the object).

Please also let me know whether there are any objects in particular that you
would like to see (either specific objects you know about, for example, from
the 1980 exhibition catalog, or types of objects you are interested in
generally), and what Danzig surnames you are researching, which will help in
the selection.

Finally, please let me know whether you will be attending the Conference
Banquet that night, and, if not, whether you might be interested in going
out to dinner with others in the tour group.

(Due to travel, I might not be able to respond to your messages
immediately.)

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland tour of Danzig objects at the Jewish Museum, NY #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

To anyone interested in attending the tour of Danzig objects at the Jewish
Museum, please reply to me privately by email as soon as possible indicating
how soon after 4 PM on August 17 you would be able to be at the Jewish
Museum (see www.jewishmuseum.org for directions) for the tour. The last
details are being arranged and will be announced when finalized, but,
briefly, the tour will be free, it will be led by Dr. Vivian B. Mann, and
the objects shown will be the group that is normally on display (about 16
objects) plus about 10 more chosen by us in advance, which will be brought
out >from the archives, if possible (depending on the object).

Please also let me know whether there are any objects in particular that you
would like to see (either specific objects you know about, for example, from
the 1980 exhibition catalog, or types of objects you are interested in
generally), and what Danzig surnames you are researching, which will help in
the selection.

Finally, please let me know whether you will be attending the Conference
Banquet that night, and, if not, whether you might be interested in going
out to dinner with others in the tour group.

(Due to travel, I might not be able to respond to your messages
immediately.)

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: Levoca cemetery #hungary

Marian Brown
 

Dear Andras,

In the book, is there reference to the surnames PAUKER or
CZINNER/ZINNER? It is possible that my grandmother's family are buried
in that area although they lived in Spisska Nova Ves. Thanks so much.

Marian Brown
Cincinnati, OH

Andras Koltai wrote:

Dear All,

I was visiting Levoca a few weeks ago (together with a
relative >from South-Africa whom I met for the first
time half a year ago on the Internet; our common
ancestry dates back 150 years to Levoca - the whole
trip was really emotional for me).

We went to look for the Jewish cemetery which we found
after an hour or so. It is in a devastating state. I
was too stubborn to give up the search for my
ggrandparents' graves so I enetered the jungle and
spent a long time in there. The search ended without
results, but I took some 30 pictures inside the
cemetery. If you are interested in them, beleiving I
could have taken a picture of your ancestor's
gravestone, please contact me off-list.

I also purchased a book on "Jews in the Spis Region -
Kezmarok". It was publised this year and covers mainly
the cemeteries in the region. Mikulas Liptak and
others did a wonderful job on restoring those
cemeteries. Yet again - if you are interested in
details, I can check the book for you or give you
Mikulas Liptak's contact address.

We are trying to "move the mountains" to get the
cemetery in Levoca restored, too. If you can help us
in any way, please let me know.

Thank you,

Andras Koltai
Budapest, Hungary


KATZ from Rhode Island? #general

Shawn Kates <shawnkates@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

My ggf Charles Katz had Mendel Katz on his Ellis Island Manifest >from Rhode
Island. I have some information on the Katz family >from Rhode Island, but
unsuccessful in reaching any descendents?

1. Mendel Katz (b. 1872?, d. Oct 24, 1917?) m. Sadie Katz (b. 1877)

2. Sonia Katz (b. 1894)

2. Annie Katz (b. 1899)

2. Louis Katz (b. March 15, 1902, d. July 1967)

2. Celia Katz (b.Nov 30, 1908,

2. Julius Katz (b. Dec 17, 1915)

2. Irving Katz (b. June 14, 1910, d. September 3, 1999)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please respond to me directly at shawnkates@rogers.com

Best regards,
Shawn.

Shawn Kates
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Researching - KATZ (Orsha, Zhitomir), LIPSHITS (Kiev), KELMAN (Berdichev ,
Kiev), SIROTA (Kiev), CHITRANSKY (Abramavo, Dmitrovichi, Kaments-Litovskie -
Poland), BESSNER (Bukovina), NUSBAUM (Galician).


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Levoca cemetery #hungary

Marian Brown
 

Dear Andras,

In the book, is there reference to the surnames PAUKER or
CZINNER/ZINNER? It is possible that my grandmother's family are buried
in that area although they lived in Spisska Nova Ves. Thanks so much.

Marian Brown
Cincinnati, OH

Andras Koltai wrote:

Dear All,

I was visiting Levoca a few weeks ago (together with a
relative >from South-Africa whom I met for the first
time half a year ago on the Internet; our common
ancestry dates back 150 years to Levoca - the whole
trip was really emotional for me).

We went to look for the Jewish cemetery which we found
after an hour or so. It is in a devastating state. I
was too stubborn to give up the search for my
ggrandparents' graves so I enetered the jungle and
spent a long time in there. The search ended without
results, but I took some 30 pictures inside the
cemetery. If you are interested in them, beleiving I
could have taken a picture of your ancestor's
gravestone, please contact me off-list.

I also purchased a book on "Jews in the Spis Region -
Kezmarok". It was publised this year and covers mainly
the cemeteries in the region. Mikulas Liptak and
others did a wonderful job on restoring those
cemeteries. Yet again - if you are interested in
details, I can check the book for you or give you
Mikulas Liptak's contact address.

We are trying to "move the mountains" to get the
cemetery in Levoca restored, too. If you can help us
in any way, please let me know.

Thank you,

Andras Koltai
Budapest, Hungary


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZ from Rhode Island? #general

Shawn Kates <shawnkates@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

My ggf Charles Katz had Mendel Katz on his Ellis Island Manifest >from Rhode
Island. I have some information on the Katz family >from Rhode Island, but
unsuccessful in reaching any descendents?

1. Mendel Katz (b. 1872?, d. Oct 24, 1917?) m. Sadie Katz (b. 1877)

2. Sonia Katz (b. 1894)

2. Annie Katz (b. 1899)

2. Louis Katz (b. March 15, 1902, d. July 1967)

2. Celia Katz (b.Nov 30, 1908,

2. Julius Katz (b. Dec 17, 1915)

2. Irving Katz (b. June 14, 1910, d. September 3, 1999)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please respond to me directly at shawnkates@rogers.com

Best regards,
Shawn.

Shawn Kates
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Researching - KATZ (Orsha, Zhitomir), LIPSHITS (Kiev), KELMAN (Berdichev ,
Kiev), SIROTA (Kiev), CHITRANSKY (Abramavo, Dmitrovichi, Kaments-Litovskie -
Poland), BESSNER (Bukovina), NUSBAUM (Galician).