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IAJGS Lifetime Achivement Award to GerSIG co-founder Karen Franklin #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Gersig co-founder Karen S. Franklin was presented with the IAJGS
Lifetime Achievement Award last week at the Cleveland Conference.

A list of Karen's contributions to Jewish genealogy would excede the
length restrictions of this Email forum.
I hope that IAJGS and / or JewishGen make this information and
information about other award recipients available soon.
Karen has been an officer of both organizations.

GerSIGmod


German SIG #Germany IAJGS Lifetime Achivement Award to GerSIG co-founder Karen Franklin #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Gersig co-founder Karen S. Franklin was presented with the IAJGS
Lifetime Achievement Award last week at the Cleveland Conference.

A list of Karen's contributions to Jewish genealogy would excede the
length restrictions of this Email forum.
I hope that IAJGS and / or JewishGen make this information and
information about other award recipients available soon.
Karen has been an officer of both organizations.

GerSIGmod


INTRO - Researching DALSHEIM / DALSHEIMER /THALSHEIMER in Alsace/Lorraine and in Rhineland-Pfalz (Worms) and more #germany

almhuss@...
 

Hello, GerSig Members:

I just joined the group.
I have been doing genealogy research for about 4 years. I consider myself
to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy research, but advanced in
doing research in Alsace/Lorraine. I live in Palm Beach, Florida, although I
have a summer home in Port Clinton, Ohio. My native language is English and
I also know French. I do not know any German (my daughter helps me
occasionally with this). I consider myself advanced in using a computer. My
experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all 4 of my
grandparents, 4 of my great grandparents (I have names, places and
approximate birth dates for all 8 of them) and 4 of my great great
grandparents. My primary research goals now are to find out:

1. Break through a brick wall, and find out the birthplace and parents
for great-great grandfather Salomon HOCHSTEIN. The only clue I have to
where he came >from is "Prussia" on his 1862 enlistment papers in the
Confederate Army. Born supposedly January 26, 1826, he came to the U.S.
about 1850, possibly as a result of the uprisings in Europe in 1848. He
settled in New Orleans before 1861. In the 1870 census, he listed his
origin as "Prussia" and his occupation as "huckster".
2. Find the history (if any) for my great-great grandfather, Simon
ROSENHEIM, who came to the U.S. in about 1836 (apparently as an infant, as
he was allegedly born in 1835 - both facts derived >from the 1870 and 1880
census) and married my great-great grandmother, Julia, in Columbus, Indiana
May 26, 1861. It is not likely that Simon ROSENHEIM was a direct member of
the ROSENHEIM family that came >from Jebenhausen, Germany, as he is not
listed in any of the databases or family histories showing Germans
immigrating to the U.S. (either in the German archives or in the NARA lists.
His 1870 census entry listed country of origin as "Poland", although I have
no corroboration of this >from any source.
3. Break a brick wall, and find information about my Ukrainian
great-grandparents, Abraham and Sara Huss (which is beyond the scope of this
SIG)

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 721258. The family names and ancestral towns
that I have entered in the JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder) are:

DALSHEIM - Worms Germany; ROSENHEIM - any Poland
HIRSCH Any France and Germany (could be either side of the Rhine)
HOCHSTEIN - Any -Germany
<and HUSS and others >from non-German regions

Many thanks in advance for any ideas or information you may have.

Best regards, Allan M. Huss, Palm Beach, FL <almhuss@bellsouth.net>


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching DALSHEIM / DALSHEIMER /THALSHEIMER in Alsace/Lorraine and in Rhineland-Pfalz (Worms) and more #germany

almhuss@...
 

Hello, GerSig Members:

I just joined the group.
I have been doing genealogy research for about 4 years. I consider myself
to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy research, but advanced in
doing research in Alsace/Lorraine. I live in Palm Beach, Florida, although I
have a summer home in Port Clinton, Ohio. My native language is English and
I also know French. I do not know any German (my daughter helps me
occasionally with this). I consider myself advanced in using a computer. My
experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all 4 of my
grandparents, 4 of my great grandparents (I have names, places and
approximate birth dates for all 8 of them) and 4 of my great great
grandparents. My primary research goals now are to find out:

1. Break through a brick wall, and find out the birthplace and parents
for great-great grandfather Salomon HOCHSTEIN. The only clue I have to
where he came >from is "Prussia" on his 1862 enlistment papers in the
Confederate Army. Born supposedly January 26, 1826, he came to the U.S.
about 1850, possibly as a result of the uprisings in Europe in 1848. He
settled in New Orleans before 1861. In the 1870 census, he listed his
origin as "Prussia" and his occupation as "huckster".
2. Find the history (if any) for my great-great grandfather, Simon
ROSENHEIM, who came to the U.S. in about 1836 (apparently as an infant, as
he was allegedly born in 1835 - both facts derived >from the 1870 and 1880
census) and married my great-great grandmother, Julia, in Columbus, Indiana
May 26, 1861. It is not likely that Simon ROSENHEIM was a direct member of
the ROSENHEIM family that came >from Jebenhausen, Germany, as he is not
listed in any of the databases or family histories showing Germans
immigrating to the U.S. (either in the German archives or in the NARA lists.
His 1870 census entry listed country of origin as "Poland", although I have
no corroboration of this >from any source.
3. Break a brick wall, and find information about my Ukrainian
great-grandparents, Abraham and Sara Huss (which is beyond the scope of this
SIG)

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 721258. The family names and ancestral towns
that I have entered in the JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder) are:

DALSHEIM - Worms Germany; ROSENHEIM - any Poland
HIRSCH Any France and Germany (could be either side of the Rhine)
HOCHSTEIN - Any -Germany
<and HUSS and others >from non-German regions

Many thanks in advance for any ideas or information you may have.

Best regards, Allan M. Huss, Palm Beach, FL <almhuss@bellsouth.net>


Re: Town in Poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bev Rayburn requested:
Any ideas what the town name in Poland would be for this phonetic spelling
Rafalowee

This is most probably Rafalowka in ex Polish Volhynia and Polesie Provinces,
currently known as Rafalivka in Ukraine. JGFF database has 74 hits for this place
with 38 researchers.

Rafalowka had 1,054 Jewish residents in 1879 and 556 in 1921 located within the
colony and the shtetl proper. Total number of Jewish residents within Rafalowka
commune (gmina) was 1,491.

Nearby village Olizarka was unique since Jewish population of this place
constituted 98% of the total number of residents. Similar large proportion of the
Jewish residents was in another neighbouring town Zoludsk.

Hope this help

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Town in Poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bev Rayburn requested:
Any ideas what the town name in Poland would be for this phonetic spelling
Rafalowee

This is most probably Rafalowka in ex Polish Volhynia and Polesie Provinces,
currently known as Rafalivka in Ukraine. JGFF database has 74 hits for this place
with 38 researchers.

Rafalowka had 1,054 Jewish residents in 1879 and 556 in 1921 located within the
colony and the shtetl proper. Total number of Jewish residents within Rafalowka
commune (gmina) was 1,491.

Nearby village Olizarka was unique since Jewish population of this place
constituted 98% of the total number of residents. Similar large proportion of the
Jewish residents was in another neighbouring town Zoludsk.

Hope this help

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


1938 Journey from Vienna #general

Felice Hardy <felice@...>
 

I am trying to research the journey that my grandfather, David Herbst,
made out of Vienna. He left Vienna by train on 20th December 1938. I
have no more details than that. I know that he then stayed in Prague
from January to March 1939. On 19th March 1939 he travelled on from
Prague to Warsaw (he walked for 18 miles across the border). He then
chartered a flight >from Warsaw to London Croydon Airport (via
Copenhagen) with 12 other people. My question is: would he have been
able to go by train >from Vienna to Prague in December 1939 without any
problems, or would he have had to walk across the border, like he did
from Bohemia/Moravia to Poland? I am assuming that Austria's borders
were closed, or at least heavily guarded, at that time? Does anyone
have family who perhaps made a similar journey?

I hope you can put the paragraph above in your newsletter. Many
thanks, Felice Hardy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1938 Journey from Vienna #general

Felice Hardy <felice@...>
 

I am trying to research the journey that my grandfather, David Herbst,
made out of Vienna. He left Vienna by train on 20th December 1938. I
have no more details than that. I know that he then stayed in Prague
from January to March 1939. On 19th March 1939 he travelled on from
Prague to Warsaw (he walked for 18 miles across the border). He then
chartered a flight >from Warsaw to London Croydon Airport (via
Copenhagen) with 12 other people. My question is: would he have been
able to go by train >from Vienna to Prague in December 1939 without any
problems, or would he have had to walk across the border, like he did
from Bohemia/Moravia to Poland? I am assuming that Austria's borders
were closed, or at least heavily guarded, at that time? Does anyone
have family who perhaps made a similar journey?

I hope you can put the paragraph above in your newsletter. Many
thanks, Felice Hardy


An excerpt from a WWI Book #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am searching for a photo and a small passage about KRAUSZ Bela, born
in Orszallas (Stanisic, Serbia) in the following book:
Forrås:
A DÊlvidÊk hadtÜrtÊnete : 1914-1918 / szerk. De Sgardelli Caesar ;
Szurmay SÃ¥ndor bevezetÅ? soraival. - Budapest : HadtÃœrtÊneti KiadvÃ¥nyok
Kiadóhivatala, [1942?]. - 320, [2] p., 483 col., [1], 79, [1] p. ; 31
cm
KezdÅ? kÃœtet Ês / vagy oldalszÃ¥m:
col. 233

If anyone has this book and can help me out, I would be very happy!

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel

Moderator: Please respond to Amit off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary An excerpt from a WWI Book #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am searching for a photo and a small passage about KRAUSZ Bela, born
in Orszallas (Stanisic, Serbia) in the following book:
Forrås:
A DÊlvidÊk hadtÜrtÊnete : 1914-1918 / szerk. De Sgardelli Caesar ;
Szurmay SÃ¥ndor bevezetÅ? soraival. - Budapest : HadtÃœrtÊneti KiadvÃ¥nyok
Kiadóhivatala, [1942?]. - 320, [2] p., 483 col., [1], 79, [1] p. ; 31
cm
KezdÅ? kÃœtet Ês / vagy oldalszÃ¥m:
col. 233

If anyone has this book and can help me out, I would be very happy!

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel

Moderator: Please respond to Amit off-list if you can help.


ZINGER/SINGER Family from Turka #general

Claudia Kugelmass
 

I'm helping to look for information on the ZINGER/SINGER family >from Turka, Poland.
Samuel ZINGER/SINGER, born 1918, was the son of Shia and Sheindel (family name
unknown). As far as we know he had no siblings. Sam had a wife and child before
WWII. Sam came to Canada in 1948 with his second wife Estera BRANDELSTEIN and their
daughter. Thanks in advance for any information.

Claudia Kugelmass

Always researching KUGELMASS, SIMAK, CYTROMAN, BRAWER,, MILLER
Sometimes researching SHUGARMAN/SUGARMAN >from Baltimore


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZINGER/SINGER Family from Turka #general

Claudia Kugelmass
 

I'm helping to look for information on the ZINGER/SINGER family >from Turka, Poland.
Samuel ZINGER/SINGER, born 1918, was the son of Shia and Sheindel (family name
unknown). As far as we know he had no siblings. Sam had a wife and child before
WWII. Sam came to Canada in 1948 with his second wife Estera BRANDELSTEIN and their
daughter. Thanks in advance for any information.

Claudia Kugelmass

Always researching KUGELMASS, SIMAK, CYTROMAN, BRAWER,, MILLER
Sometimes researching SHUGARMAN/SUGARMAN >from Baltimore


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Genealogy Activities You Can Do with Your Kids and Grandkids

"Genealogy Activities You Can Do with Your Kids and Grandkids" is the topic
of the August 7 meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
featuring Sunny Morton, internationally-known and award -winning writer,
editor and speaker. Ms. Morton, who is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree
Magazine and Editor of the Ohio Genealogy News, most recently spoke at the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference
held in Cleveland >from July 28 through August 2. In her presentation she
will share experiences that have inspired her own kids' interest in history
and their family's place in it. These include activities that teach younger
generations the value of their own stories and hands-on experiences that
fire up historical imaginations. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
meets on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30 P.M. in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Rd., Beachwood. Board members
are available at a Help Desk to assist with individual research questions
from 7:00 P.M. Guests are welcome and can RSVP at
Programming@Clevelandjgs.org.

Stewart Hoicowitz
Vice President-Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Genealogy Activities You Can Do with Your Kids and Grandkids

"Genealogy Activities You Can Do with Your Kids and Grandkids" is the topic
of the August 7 meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
featuring Sunny Morton, internationally-known and award -winning writer,
editor and speaker. Ms. Morton, who is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree
Magazine and Editor of the Ohio Genealogy News, most recently spoke at the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference
held in Cleveland >from July 28 through August 2. In her presentation she
will share experiences that have inspired her own kids' interest in history
and their family's place in it. These include activities that teach younger
generations the value of their own stories and hands-on experiences that
fire up historical imaginations. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
meets on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30 P.M. in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Rd., Beachwood. Board members
are available at a Help Desk to assist with individual research questions
from 7:00 P.M. Guests are welcome and can RSVP at
Programming@Clevelandjgs.org.

Stewart Hoicowitz
Vice President-Programming


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

During the entire time I was in Treblinka, my thoughts moved in only
one direction: not to die in such a horrible way,writes Dudek Lewkowicz. His story.
"What I Saw in Treblinka," >from the Yizkor book of Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, is
a catalog of cruelty and horrors starting with the deportation of Jews >from the
from the Piotrkow ghetto to the arrival at the death camp and sorting of the
prisoners,and finally the tortures suffered within it, added to by an outbreak
of typhus. Many thought of trying to escape but few had the courage to try. "We
would be running >from one danger to another. Where could a Jew go then, and who
would have permitted him to enter, especially in that region where poor Ukrainians
lived." But Dudek planned carefully and, with a friend, made his escape in 1944.
The dangers facing him were not over, but he lived to tell this story.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2411458482209626?__tn__=3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

During the entire time I was in Treblinka, my thoughts moved in only
one direction: not to die in such a horrible way,writes Dudek Lewkowicz. His story.
"What I Saw in Treblinka," >from the Yizkor book of Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, is
a catalog of cruelty and horrors starting with the deportation of Jews >from the
from the Piotrkow ghetto to the arrival at the death camp and sorting of the
prisoners,and finally the tortures suffered within it, added to by an outbreak
of typhus. Many thought of trying to escape but few had the courage to try. "We
would be running >from one danger to another. Where could a Jew go then, and who
would have permitted him to enter, especially in that region where poor Ukrainians
lived." But Dudek planned carefully and, with a friend, made his escape in 1944.
The dangers facing him were not over, but he lived to tell this story.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2411458482209626?__tn__=3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Minna LEMKE wife JACOBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for the address and the place of death of Minna LEMKE
(my maternal rear great grandmother) wife JACOBOWITZ born on May 20,1857
in Windnau (Russia) and died on July 16,1936 either in Paris or Paris region.


Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@yahoo.fr
Saint Maurice
France


French SIG #France Minna LEMKE wife JACOBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for the address and the place of death of Minna LEMKE
(my maternal rear great grandmother) wife JACOBOWITZ born on May 20,1857
in Windnau (Russia) and died on July 16,1936 either in Paris or Paris region.


Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@yahoo.fr
Saint Maurice
France


Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 - rescuing youth from Germany via Sweden #general

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who was the
prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and documented the assisted migration of
Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the planning and organization of their agricultural
training, Jewish education and continued migration to Palestine. It also described
the work to rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the Polish and
German concentration camps in the aftermath of the war. Emil was able in later
years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in the book a short biography
of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden 1933-1948' has a full
index of all names mentioned. It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by
a number of Emil's family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the
story, told by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or elsewhere.

This is a one-off announcement of this publication - printed as a not-for-profit
book

Judith Diamond, London, UK

Researching
EPEL, GLUCK >from Leckava,Lithuania and WAINER >from Lithuania
GEDVICER >from Latvia
FINKLESTEIN >from Kaunas and St Petersburg
LECHNER and RATH >from Kolomyya and Cernauti/Czernowitz,
and HOROWITZ and HOLZER >from Krakow.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 - rescuing youth from Germany via Sweden #general

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who was the
prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and documented the assisted migration of
Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the planning and organization of their agricultural
training, Jewish education and continued migration to Palestine. It also described
the work to rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the Polish and
German concentration camps in the aftermath of the war. Emil was able in later
years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in the book a short biography
of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden 1933-1948' has a full
index of all names mentioned. It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by
a number of Emil's family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the
story, told by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or elsewhere.

This is a one-off announcement of this publication - printed as a not-for-profit
book

Judith Diamond, London, UK

Researching
EPEL, GLUCK >from Leckava,Lithuania and WAINER >from Lithuania
GEDVICER >from Latvia
FINKLESTEIN >from Kaunas and St Petersburg
LECHNER and RATH >from Kolomyya and Cernauti/Czernowitz,
and HOROWITZ and HOLZER >from Krakow.

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