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MOSAIC: a Chronicle of Five Generations by Diane Armstrong #general

Diane Armstrong <diwriter@...>
 

Award-winning Jewish journalist Diane Armstrong, who was born in Krakow in
1939, has just written the story of her family. MOSAIC, a Chronicle of Five
Generations, has just been published by Random House Australia.

This family saga which has taken her eight years to research, spans 100
years >from 1890 until the present day, and covers four continents as it
traces the fortunes and misfortunes of this large family whose surviving
members started new lives in the United States, Israel, England, France,
and Australia.

Elie Wiesel has written of MOSAIC: `Diane Armstrong's book is a delight to
the reader. Written with fervor and talent, it will capture your attention
and retain it to the last page.'

Joseph Heller says: `MOSAIC flows like a novel which, once started, is hard
to put down. It is a compelling family history of extraordinary people
played out against some of the most frightening events of our century. The
depth of emotions evoked is stunning. I was thrilled and deeply moved.'

MOSAIC is hardcover, 600 pp, with 16 pp of photographs going back to 1906
in Poland. RRP is A$35 ( around US$20)
Inquiries: Lindfield Bookshop, lindfield@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MOSAIC: a Chronicle of Five Generations by Diane Armstrong #general

Diane Armstrong <diwriter@...>
 

Award-winning Jewish journalist Diane Armstrong, who was born in Krakow in
1939, has just written the story of her family. MOSAIC, a Chronicle of Five
Generations, has just been published by Random House Australia.

This family saga which has taken her eight years to research, spans 100
years >from 1890 until the present day, and covers four continents as it
traces the fortunes and misfortunes of this large family whose surviving
members started new lives in the United States, Israel, England, France,
and Australia.

Elie Wiesel has written of MOSAIC: `Diane Armstrong's book is a delight to
the reader. Written with fervor and talent, it will capture your attention
and retain it to the last page.'

Joseph Heller says: `MOSAIC flows like a novel which, once started, is hard
to put down. It is a compelling family history of extraordinary people
played out against some of the most frightening events of our century. The
depth of emotions evoked is stunning. I was thrilled and deeply moved.'

MOSAIC is hardcover, 600 pp, with 16 pp of photographs going back to 1906
in Poland. RRP is A$35 ( around US$20)
Inquiries: Lindfield Bookshop, lindfield@...


Zemplen report #hungary

Paula Spier <pspier@...>
 

This is a summary report on our visit to the Zemplen area at the end of
September. (I also have a day-by-day journal which I would be delighted
to share with anyone who wants to wade through it.)

We had made aarrangements with the Family Tree Agency in Budapest for
hotels and a car and driver-interpreter. We were met at the train
station, and, after a day in Budapest, driven to Satoraljaujhely. Our
guide proved a flexible and tolerant companion, climbing over cemetery
walls scaleable only by the young, negotiating ferry crossings
necessitated by our love of "interesting" back roads, and dealing with
Slovak border guards who were not particularly polit about our desire to
see what was on their side. She also, as planned, took us into archives
and offices which we would have had much difficulty managing by ourselves.

We visited the villages >from which our REICHAARD, PROPPER, and LAZAROWICS
ancestors had come (Tolcsva, Zemplenagard, and Satoraljaujhely). People
were uniformly helpful and interested in our quest, delighted to tell us
what they knew, and to give directions. We prowled cemeteries and
synaagogue sites. We had not really expected to find any graves we could
claim, since none of us could read Hebrew. We had brought along sketches
of what our names should look like, but it never was possible to find
anything in the overgrown cemeteries.

The cemetery in Tolcsva and the Orthodox cemetery in Satoraljaujhely are
really overgrown. We did see one in Erdobenye that was even worse. We
were given a copy of a picture of the Tolcsva synagogue, and told where
to find its surviving gatepost. We found the Satoraljaujhely synagogue,
now a furniture store.

The Zemplenagard cemetery is in good shape: cleared, mowed, and with
some of its headstones repaaired. (If there is a MENDEL reading this, he
is remembered in Zemplenagard as a visitor who came to find his roots.)
There is very little that is old in the town; it was almost totally
destroyed by a fire about 1866.

In Satoraljaujhely we walked the street where our grandparents had lived.

We spent a lot of time in the archives in Satoraljaujhely. We were given
the original fragile records >from Ujhely and Tolcsva, and the book in
which the Zemplenagard records would have been if they had not been
missing since 1866. There are 12 boxes of 1869 census records for
Satoraljaujhely, and it began to look as if what we were seeing was
duplicated in the Mormon records here, so we concentrated on Tolcsva.

We found a lot: marriages, births, deaths, census information. Some was
confirmation of material we had known, or thought we had known. Some was
new. (Our greaat-great-grandfather was a goldsmith, as is my son. Our
grandmother lied about her age. Our mysterious grandfather, whom we had
thought was a carpenter, listed himself as a merchant.) Some of the data
contradicts things we thought we knew. It will take a while to sort it out.

I have photos: Lots of cemeteries, a street scene and the synagogue
pillar >from Tolcsva, the plaza in Zemplenagard, a street in Erdobenye, an
abandoned synagogue and a street in Tokaji, Papshor Street in
Satoraljaujhely. I will be making duplicates soon. If anyone out there
would like copies, please let me know?


Voradish #hungary

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Voradish was supposedly a town "on the border".

Of what, Hungary? Does anyone have any idea of the location/present name?

Has anyone heard of this?

Thanks
Melody Amsel Gross
sunny Beersheva, Israel
researching: AMSEL, anywhere, and Stropkov, Vraanov, Bardiov, Olka,
Humenne, Hertnik, Michalovce, Rymanow, Warsaw, Budapest; LANDAU,Humenne,
Stropkov, Ladomirova; BAUM, Stropkov, Okruhle; BECKER, MORGENSTERN,
POLLACK, Chotin, Navastelitza, Klishkovitz, EINSTEIN, Radomyshl


Hungary SIG #Hungary Zemplen report #hungary

Paula Spier <pspier@...>
 

This is a summary report on our visit to the Zemplen area at the end of
September. (I also have a day-by-day journal which I would be delighted
to share with anyone who wants to wade through it.)

We had made aarrangements with the Family Tree Agency in Budapest for
hotels and a car and driver-interpreter. We were met at the train
station, and, after a day in Budapest, driven to Satoraljaujhely. Our
guide proved a flexible and tolerant companion, climbing over cemetery
walls scaleable only by the young, negotiating ferry crossings
necessitated by our love of "interesting" back roads, and dealing with
Slovak border guards who were not particularly polit about our desire to
see what was on their side. She also, as planned, took us into archives
and offices which we would have had much difficulty managing by ourselves.

We visited the villages >from which our REICHAARD, PROPPER, and LAZAROWICS
ancestors had come (Tolcsva, Zemplenagard, and Satoraljaujhely). People
were uniformly helpful and interested in our quest, delighted to tell us
what they knew, and to give directions. We prowled cemeteries and
synaagogue sites. We had not really expected to find any graves we could
claim, since none of us could read Hebrew. We had brought along sketches
of what our names should look like, but it never was possible to find
anything in the overgrown cemeteries.

The cemetery in Tolcsva and the Orthodox cemetery in Satoraljaujhely are
really overgrown. We did see one in Erdobenye that was even worse. We
were given a copy of a picture of the Tolcsva synagogue, and told where
to find its surviving gatepost. We found the Satoraljaujhely synagogue,
now a furniture store.

The Zemplenagard cemetery is in good shape: cleared, mowed, and with
some of its headstones repaaired. (If there is a MENDEL reading this, he
is remembered in Zemplenagard as a visitor who came to find his roots.)
There is very little that is old in the town; it was almost totally
destroyed by a fire about 1866.

In Satoraljaujhely we walked the street where our grandparents had lived.

We spent a lot of time in the archives in Satoraljaujhely. We were given
the original fragile records >from Ujhely and Tolcsva, and the book in
which the Zemplenagard records would have been if they had not been
missing since 1866. There are 12 boxes of 1869 census records for
Satoraljaujhely, and it began to look as if what we were seeing was
duplicated in the Mormon records here, so we concentrated on Tolcsva.

We found a lot: marriages, births, deaths, census information. Some was
confirmation of material we had known, or thought we had known. Some was
new. (Our greaat-great-grandfather was a goldsmith, as is my son. Our
grandmother lied about her age. Our mysterious grandfather, whom we had
thought was a carpenter, listed himself as a merchant.) Some of the data
contradicts things we thought we knew. It will take a while to sort it out.

I have photos: Lots of cemeteries, a street scene and the synagogue
pillar >from Tolcsva, the plaza in Zemplenagard, a street in Erdobenye, an
abandoned synagogue and a street in Tokaji, Papshor Street in
Satoraljaujhely. I will be making duplicates soon. If anyone out there
would like copies, please let me know?


Hungary SIG #Hungary Voradish #hungary

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Voradish was supposedly a town "on the border".

Of what, Hungary? Does anyone have any idea of the location/present name?

Has anyone heard of this?

Thanks
Melody Amsel Gross
sunny Beersheva, Israel
researching: AMSEL, anywhere, and Stropkov, Vraanov, Bardiov, Olka,
Humenne, Hertnik, Michalovce, Rymanow, Warsaw, Budapest; LANDAU,Humenne,
Stropkov, Ladomirova; BAUM, Stropkov, Okruhle; BECKER, MORGENSTERN,
POLLACK, Chotin, Navastelitza, Klishkovitz, EINSTEIN, Radomyshl


Re: Town of Karosgw #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

R. Naidia Mosher wrote:
The ShtetleSeeker gave me 39 near-matches for Karosgw, the town of
origin in Poland of my maternal g.f. ISRAEL DROZDASH. I've listed
below the names which, to me, at least, come closest to Karosgw. BTW,
I looked in my atlas and the only Karosgw I could find in the world
was in Tasmania! Is it possible that former residents of Karosgw
emigrated there? And why go to Tasmania? I find it very perplexing.

The distance/direction >from Warsaw vary >from 58 miles (Kierzkow); 64
miles (Kraszkow); 69 miles (Gorzechowo); and 74 miles (Chrzachow) to
as much as 265 miles (yet another Kierzkow). Since my g.f. told his
children he came >from "somewhere near Warsaw" I assume his shtetl would
have been within 50 miles of Warsaw (that was a very long way in those
days), but who knows!!!
snip
Krasko'w and Kuraszko'w sound like a closest to Karosgw phonetically sounding
names, but again, this is only an educated guess.

Why don't start >from the other end, to begin with a writing to Warsaw
Archives Records, searching for the family name in Warsaw's vicinity.
Perphaps they will manage to match the name to the shtetl.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town of Karosgw #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

R. Naidia Mosher wrote:
The ShtetleSeeker gave me 39 near-matches for Karosgw, the town of
origin in Poland of my maternal g.f. ISRAEL DROZDASH. I've listed
below the names which, to me, at least, come closest to Karosgw. BTW,
I looked in my atlas and the only Karosgw I could find in the world
was in Tasmania! Is it possible that former residents of Karosgw
emigrated there? And why go to Tasmania? I find it very perplexing.

The distance/direction >from Warsaw vary >from 58 miles (Kierzkow); 64
miles (Kraszkow); 69 miles (Gorzechowo); and 74 miles (Chrzachow) to
as much as 265 miles (yet another Kierzkow). Since my g.f. told his
children he came >from "somewhere near Warsaw" I assume his shtetl would
have been within 50 miles of Warsaw (that was a very long way in those
days), but who knows!!!
snip
Krasko'w and Kuraszko'w sound like a closest to Karosgw phonetically sounding
names, but again, this is only an educated guess.

Why don't start >from the other end, to begin with a writing to Warsaw
Archives Records, searching for the family name in Warsaw's vicinity.
Perphaps they will manage to match the name to the shtetl.

Alexander Sharon


Re: access to LDS films in Israel #belarus

Michael Tobias <Michael@...>
 

In message <LYR2-23660-1998.10.21-15.34.04--michael#mtobias.demon.co.uk@
lyris.jewishgen.org>, Carol Skydell <skydell@...> writes
Al Cohen asks about access to LDS films in Israel

To the best of my knowledge, there is no facility there. That's
why those of us who have access try to help our Israeli
"cousins" as much as possible and often do exchange research.

Carol Skydell
Chilmark, MA
The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Centre in Israel, formerly known
as DOROT may have some films.

I know that they have around half of the LDS Polish microfilm
collection. I am not sure if they have any microfilms of Belarus data.

A full list of the Polish data they have can be found on the JRI-Poland
web site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

following the link to:

LDS Polish-Jewish Microfilms
--
Michael Tobias


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: access to LDS films in Israel #belarus

Michael Tobias <Michael@...>
 

In message <LYR2-23660-1998.10.21-15.34.04--michael#mtobias.demon.co.uk@
lyris.jewishgen.org>, Carol Skydell <skydell@...> writes
Al Cohen asks about access to LDS films in Israel

To the best of my knowledge, there is no facility there. That's
why those of us who have access try to help our Israeli
"cousins" as much as possible and often do exchange research.

Carol Skydell
Chilmark, MA
The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Centre in Israel, formerly known
as DOROT may have some films.

I know that they have around half of the LDS Polish microfilm
collection. I am not sure if they have any microfilms of Belarus data.

A full list of the Polish data they have can be found on the JRI-Poland
web site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

following the link to:

LDS Polish-Jewish Microfilms
--
Michael Tobias


Re: Change of names 1938 #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Jeff Malka malkajef@... wrote:

An email correspondant asked me for the following information. >>>snip

On august 17, 1938 a law concerning the change in family names was passed
in Nazi Germany in which any Jewish person who didn't bear a first name
other than those classified as "jewish" under the ministry of the
interior's guidlines was forced to adopt an additional "jewish" name.
There was one for females and a differant one for males. What were those
imposed names?
Name Israel for the male and Sara for female has been added as a
second name to all Jewish people.
Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Change of names 1938 #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Jeff Malka malkajef@... wrote:

An email correspondant asked me for the following information. >>>snip

On august 17, 1938 a law concerning the change in family names was passed
in Nazi Germany in which any Jewish person who didn't bear a first name
other than those classified as "jewish" under the ministry of the
interior's guidlines was forced to adopt an additional "jewish" name.
There was one for females and a differant one for males. What were those
imposed names?
Name Israel for the male and Sara for female has been added as a
second name to all Jewish people.
Alexander Sharon


Re: Dokszyce Cemetery #belarus

LOGAN M LOCKABEY <LOGANISJUDD@...>
 

Re: Dokszyce

This is the first time I have seen a mention of Dokszyce (Dokshitze) in the
Belarus postings. I am researching several surnames in Dokszyce including:
GREENBLATT, SLAVIN, AZMIER, LEVITAN, DUBINSKY. I welcome any input on these
surnames.

Logan Lockabey
loganisjudd@...
-

Harold Pollins Wrote:

I understand a distant relation of mine was buried last week in Dokszyce
(sc. Dokshitsy) Cemetery, Queen's, New York City. I have looked at the
Cemetery Database but cannot find it there. Does it have a different name?




Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Dokszyce Cemetery #belarus

LOGAN M LOCKABEY <LOGANISJUDD@...>
 

Re: Dokszyce

This is the first time I have seen a mention of Dokszyce (Dokshitze) in the
Belarus postings. I am researching several surnames in Dokszyce including:
GREENBLATT, SLAVIN, AZMIER, LEVITAN, DUBINSKY. I welcome any input on these
surnames.

Logan Lockabey
loganisjudd@...
-

Harold Pollins Wrote:

I understand a distant relation of mine was buried last week in Dokszyce
(sc. Dokshitsy) Cemetery, Queen's, New York City. I have looked at the
Cemetery Database but cannot find it there. Does it have a different name?




Amzalak #general

Inacio Steinhardt <inacio@...>
 

I don't know who started this item, but there were Amzalak's in
Jerusalem and Jaffa. One Amzalak was British consul in Jerusalem. They
were also involved in the construction of the first railway in
Palestine.

There were (and still are) Amzalak's in Portugal. The late Prof. Moses
bensabat Amzalak was president of the Lisbon Jewish community for many
years. If interested I have some information about this branch, which,
by the way is related to the Amzalak's of Jerusalem. To the same branch
belongs Jack Amir, once mayor of Beer-Sheva.

Inacio Steinhardt
inacio@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Amzalak #general

Inacio Steinhardt <inacio@...>
 

I don't know who started this item, but there were Amzalak's in
Jerusalem and Jaffa. One Amzalak was British consul in Jerusalem. They
were also involved in the construction of the first railway in
Palestine.

There were (and still are) Amzalak's in Portugal. The late Prof. Moses
bensabat Amzalak was president of the Lisbon Jewish community for many
years. If interested I have some information about this branch, which,
by the way is related to the Amzalak's of Jerusalem. To the same branch
belongs Jack Amir, once mayor of Beer-Sheva.

Inacio Steinhardt
inacio@...


Re: 7,000 Dormant Vienna Bank Accounts #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear JewishGenners,

On Oct. 22,1998 Randol Schoenberg posted the message copied below; and
the Moderator replied that it took 20 minutes to download a single
alphabetical report.
People do not be discouraged. Perhaps the moderator tried at a busy
time because when I tried it took only a matter of seconds to download a
list after clicking a letter. I checked about 5 different lists in a
matter of less than 5 minutes. I found a name that may have possibilities,
but need to check further.
The site is in both German and English on the same page. When you get
there is you see German, just scan down the page and the English will be
there.

Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts.,Ohio
agloger@...

Take a look at http://www.psk.co.at/report/index.html for a list of 7,000
dormant "Postsparkasse" bank accounts!
Randol Schoenberg

MODERATOR NOTE: Please note that this is not an interactive
searchable database, but one that prints out long lists of
names. When we tested it, it took 20 minutes to download a
single alphabetical report
-----

MODERATOR NOTE: As we all know >from experience,
cyberspace is not a perfect place"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 7,000 Dormant Vienna Bank Accounts #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear JewishGenners,

On Oct. 22,1998 Randol Schoenberg posted the message copied below; and
the Moderator replied that it took 20 minutes to download a single
alphabetical report.
People do not be discouraged. Perhaps the moderator tried at a busy
time because when I tried it took only a matter of seconds to download a
list after clicking a letter. I checked about 5 different lists in a
matter of less than 5 minutes. I found a name that may have possibilities,
but need to check further.
The site is in both German and English on the same page. When you get
there is you see German, just scan down the page and the English will be
there.

Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts.,Ohio
agloger@...

Take a look at http://www.psk.co.at/report/index.html for a list of 7,000
dormant "Postsparkasse" bank accounts!
Randol Schoenberg

MODERATOR NOTE: Please note that this is not an interactive
searchable database, but one that prints out long lists of
names. When we tested it, it took 20 minutes to download a
single alphabetical report
-----

MODERATOR NOTE: As we all know >from experience,
cyberspace is not a perfect place"


Searching for HOSENSTEIN, ROSENSTEIN, SHIFREN, MILLMAN AND BARISH #general

The Kahn Family <palco1@...>
 

I am searching for information about a Jewish physician HOSENSTEIN from
the Netherlands who went to Russia around 1822 or 1842 to help with an
outbreak of Diptheria. We know he married a woman >from Lyubar and the
family name was changed to ROSENSTEIN. Also, seeking information about
BARISH >from Lyubar, SHIFREN >from Borisov, MILLMAN >from Zhitomir. Any
help would be appreciated.

-Richie Kahn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for HOSENSTEIN, ROSENSTEIN, SHIFREN, MILLMAN AND BARISH #general

The Kahn Family <palco1@...>
 

I am searching for information about a Jewish physician HOSENSTEIN from
the Netherlands who went to Russia around 1822 or 1842 to help with an
outbreak of Diptheria. We know he married a woman >from Lyubar and the
family name was changed to ROSENSTEIN. Also, seeking information about
BARISH >from Lyubar, SHIFREN >from Borisov, MILLMAN >from Zhitomir. Any
help would be appreciated.

-Richie Kahn