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Austrian War Archive in Vienna #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

A letter to one of our members >from Dr. Rainer Egger, Director
of the War Archive in Vienna, contains information relevant
to some past discussions on this list.

1) If I have translated the German correctly, Herr Egger states
that individual service records of military personnel >from outside
the borders of modern-day Austria are not in the Archive.
Per the St. Germain Peace Treaty of 1919, these records--including
those for Polish and Ukrainian Galicia--remained in the custody
of the countries in which they were located after the fall of the
Habsburg monarchy, and were by and large destroyed.

2) _The Handbook of the Austro-Hungarian Army in War, June 1918_,
published by the British War Office, was reprinted in 1994
by Battery Press, and is currently available. Herr Egger quoted
from the book to explain our member's ancestor's status of "ersatz
reservist."

Renee Steinig
JGS of Long Island
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Austrian War Archive in Vienna #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

A letter to one of our members >from Dr. Rainer Egger, Director
of the War Archive in Vienna, contains information relevant
to some past discussions on this list.

1) If I have translated the German correctly, Herr Egger states
that individual service records of military personnel >from outside
the borders of modern-day Austria are not in the Archive.
Per the St. Germain Peace Treaty of 1919, these records--including
those for Polish and Ukrainian Galicia--remained in the custody
of the countries in which they were located after the fall of the
Habsburg monarchy, and were by and large destroyed.

2) _The Handbook of the Austro-Hungarian Army in War, June 1918_,
published by the British War Office, was reprinted in 1994
by Battery Press, and is currently available. Herr Egger quoted
from the book to explain our member's ancestor's status of "ersatz
reservist."

Renee Steinig
JGS of Long Island
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


The first name "THUN" from Yad Vashem #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Genners,

I just received a sobering and sad reply to my letter to Yad Vashem
enquiring about my relatives >from the Lemberg area, most of whom perished during WWII. The response was more than I'd anticipated and beyond words.

One person whose records they found was named Thun Leopold Loewenkron...I
dont know what to make of the name Thun...at first I thought it might be a
title or description, as it doesnt seem like a name, but then I thought it
might be a misspelling....any suggestions? Jane Lowenkron Foss, NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The first name "THUN" from Yad Vashem #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Genners,

I just received a sobering and sad reply to my letter to Yad Vashem
enquiring about my relatives >from the Lemberg area, most of whom perished during WWII. The response was more than I'd anticipated and beyond words.

One person whose records they found was named Thun Leopold Loewenkron...I
dont know what to make of the name Thun...at first I thought it might be a
title or description, as it doesnt seem like a name, but then I thought it
might be a misspelling....any suggestions? Jane Lowenkron Foss, NYC


Spisske Podhradie #general

BABSK@...
 

Would those of you researching Spisske Podhradie (Szepesvaralja) please
contact me privately about the renovation of the cemetery and synagogue
there.

Barbara Kaufman
Mt. Vernon, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spisske Podhradie #general

BABSK@...
 

Would those of you researching Spisske Podhradie (Szepesvaralja) please
contact me privately about the renovation of the cemetery and synagogue
there.

Barbara Kaufman
Mt. Vernon, NY


Re: Austrian War Archive in Vienna #general

JLowenkron@...
 

I had my local Family History Center order me 6 microfilms of early Austro
Hungarian mililtary records after reading a fiche by a FHC researcher who
microfilmed all 1500 records, which cover about 150 years of Austro Hungarian
military records...it is very tedious to read them and in order to narrow down
your search for relatives, you must single out the area they lived in, the
approximate time they would have been of draftable age, and what branch of the
service (cavalry, army, etc) they were likely to have been...in 6 microfilms I
located one probable relative...if anyone is curious to see what the records
look like, bring up "AUSTRIA", then military records, and they will come up on
the screen by large spans of years, areas (mine was Lemberg) and service
branch...for more information, email me personally. Jane Lowenkron Foss


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Austrian War Archive in Vienna #general

JLowenkron@...
 

I had my local Family History Center order me 6 microfilms of early Austro
Hungarian mililtary records after reading a fiche by a FHC researcher who
microfilmed all 1500 records, which cover about 150 years of Austro Hungarian
military records...it is very tedious to read them and in order to narrow down
your search for relatives, you must single out the area they lived in, the
approximate time they would have been of draftable age, and what branch of the
service (cavalry, army, etc) they were likely to have been...in 6 microfilms I
located one probable relative...if anyone is curious to see what the records
look like, bring up "AUSTRIA", then military records, and they will come up on
the screen by large spans of years, areas (mine was Lemberg) and service
branch...for more information, email me personally. Jane Lowenkron Foss


FREEDMAN in New Jersey #general

SBSeales
 

I have posted a similar message before, but I have some new information
that someone might connect with.

The 1920 New Jersey Soundex lists a Meyer FREEDMAN on Garden St. in
Hoboken. He was fifty at the time. Wife, Emma. Children, Anna and
Morris. I'm hoping he is the "lost" brother of my grandfather's.

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching:
FREEDMAN, Siluva, BOYARSKY,Grodno, ROSENTHAL, BLUESTEIN, Wegrow,
ROSENTHAL,ZELENY,Odessa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FREEDMAN in New Jersey #general

SBSeales
 

I have posted a similar message before, but I have some new information
that someone might connect with.

The 1920 New Jersey Soundex lists a Meyer FREEDMAN on Garden St. in
Hoboken. He was fifty at the time. Wife, Emma. Children, Anna and
Morris. I'm hoping he is the "lost" brother of my grandfather's.

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching:
FREEDMAN, Siluva, BOYARSKY,Grodno, ROSENTHAL, BLUESTEIN, Wegrow,
ROSENTHAL,ZELENY,Odessa


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, Inc.- December 1998 #general

DOFRANK <dofrank@...>
 

Meeting: Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
Date: Sunday, December 6, 1998
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building
4200 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL
Topic: Philipp GOLDMANN, author of Origin and History of the Family and
Branches of the Berliners of Hanover 1720-1997, will be sharing his expertise
in family research in German-speaking countries in Europe.

Our member, Philipp GOLDMANN, author of Origin and History of the Family and
Branches of the Berliners of Hanover 1720-1997, will be sharing his expertise
in family research in German-speaking countries in Europe. These countries will
include Germany, Austria, Switzerland and former members of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. Phil, fluent in German, has traveled to these areas.
It has given him a familiarity with the treasures of research which are
available there. This could prove to be a most valuable session for all who
attend. See you there.

Ther JGS of Greater Miami invites you to attend their next meeting at the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, on
Sunday, December 6, 1998, at 10:00 AM.

Admission is FREE. Free secure parking is available. Coffee will be served.

For further information, please call Doris Frank at 305-388-9032 or email
privately to dofrank@aol.com


Doris SHAPIRO Frank (dofrank@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, Inc.- December 1998 #general

DOFRANK <dofrank@...>
 

Meeting: Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
Date: Sunday, December 6, 1998
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building
4200 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL
Topic: Philipp GOLDMANN, author of Origin and History of the Family and
Branches of the Berliners of Hanover 1720-1997, will be sharing his expertise
in family research in German-speaking countries in Europe.

Our member, Philipp GOLDMANN, author of Origin and History of the Family and
Branches of the Berliners of Hanover 1720-1997, will be sharing his expertise
in family research in German-speaking countries in Europe. These countries will
include Germany, Austria, Switzerland and former members of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. Phil, fluent in German, has traveled to these areas.
It has given him a familiarity with the treasures of research which are
available there. This could prove to be a most valuable session for all who
attend. See you there.

Ther JGS of Greater Miami invites you to attend their next meeting at the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, on
Sunday, December 6, 1998, at 10:00 AM.

Admission is FREE. Free secure parking is available. Coffee will be served.

For further information, please call Doris Frank at 305-388-9032 or email
privately to dofrank@aol.com


Doris SHAPIRO Frank (dofrank@aol.com)


Ryshkany (Rascani), Bessarabia & Luchents, Podolia #general

Lewis Baratz <fiocco@...>
 

Here are a few ancestral shtetlech - searching for fellow descendants.


Lewis Baratz
fioccoNO_ME_SPAM@sprintmail.com (to reply directly, ignore the NO_ME_SPAM)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ryshkany (Rascani), Bessarabia & Luchents, Podolia #general

Lewis Baratz <fiocco@...>
 

Here are a few ancestral shtetlech - searching for fellow descendants.


Lewis Baratz
fioccoNO_ME_SPAM@sprintmail.com (to reply directly, ignore the NO_ME_SPAM)


Is this a shtetl??? #general

Gail Mittelman <gailmann@...>
 

I have a Question about a ship manifest. It states that my G-grandfathers
place of birth is Skoislowitz, Russia. Last address is Sroislowitz, Russia.
He leaves behind his Uncle in Minsk Swislawitz, Russia. Can anyone shed any
light as to where he came From? I would appreciate it. Gail


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is this a shtetl??? #general

Gail Mittelman <gailmann@...>
 

I have a Question about a ship manifest. It states that my G-grandfathers
place of birth is Skoislowitz, Russia. Last address is Sroislowitz, Russia.
He leaves behind his Uncle in Minsk Swislawitz, Russia. Can anyone shed any
light as to where he came From? I would appreciate it. Gail


Smith, etc. #general

Patricia Adams
 

Tried to respond to a message received >from Josephine Rosenblum,
but mail returned.

Can you contact me with your correct e-mail address.

Patricia Adams
P.O. Box 38
Alstead, NH 03602
pla@sover.net

Researching SMITH, SCMID, GOLDSTEIN,ROSENTHAL, DUBIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Smith, etc. #general

Patricia Adams
 

Tried to respond to a message received >from Josephine Rosenblum,
but mail returned.

Can you contact me with your correct e-mail address.

Patricia Adams
P.O. Box 38
Alstead, NH 03602
pla@sover.net

Researching SMITH, SCMID, GOLDSTEIN,ROSENTHAL, DUBIN


Knapp Mansion #general

Asher Bar-Zev <bar-zev@...>
 

Mildred:

I grew up and lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY >from 1937 to 1950. During
the WWII years (until 1945) Knapp Mansion was a catering hall on the corner
of Ross St. & Bedford Avenue in this neighborhood. It had a large hall
which was used for weddings and other receptions by those who could afford
it. It was also used as a synagogue hall for the high holidays, providing
services for a pick-up group who bought tickets for the services. it
consisted of a large hall

In its' origins, the building must have oiginally have been a true Mansion
occupied by an extemely wealthy individual. As the neighborhodd declined
economically the rich owner must have left. The same holds true for the
many brownstone homes in the neighborhood which must have been occupied by
one family originally, but were converted into four apartments each, one on
each floor, which were rented out to working people.

In my time, the owner of the establishment lived in an extensive apartment
of many rooms above the main floor. He was named Nussbaum. His son, Alan,
was in my grade in P.S. 16 which was on Wilson St. one block away >from Ross
St. Alan would be about sixty-six years of age today.

As the neighborhood changed and the hasidim took over, the building was
acquired by one of the hasidic sects, the Satmar hasidim, I believe. It was
then used by them for whatever purposes they wished, but I believe it
contained a synagogue in the main hall and a mikveh in the basement.

In all liklihood, your parents were married in the Knapp Mansion, which they
rented for the occasion.

Sorry for the long post, but I haven't thought about that particular place
in fifty years or more and your question hit a nerve!

Asher Bar-Zev
bar-zev@prodigy.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Knapp Mansion #general

Asher Bar-Zev <bar-zev@...>
 

Mildred:

I grew up and lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY >from 1937 to 1950. During
the WWII years (until 1945) Knapp Mansion was a catering hall on the corner
of Ross St. & Bedford Avenue in this neighborhood. It had a large hall
which was used for weddings and other receptions by those who could afford
it. It was also used as a synagogue hall for the high holidays, providing
services for a pick-up group who bought tickets for the services. it
consisted of a large hall

In its' origins, the building must have oiginally have been a true Mansion
occupied by an extemely wealthy individual. As the neighborhodd declined
economically the rich owner must have left. The same holds true for the
many brownstone homes in the neighborhood which must have been occupied by
one family originally, but were converted into four apartments each, one on
each floor, which were rented out to working people.

In my time, the owner of the establishment lived in an extensive apartment
of many rooms above the main floor. He was named Nussbaum. His son, Alan,
was in my grade in P.S. 16 which was on Wilson St. one block away >from Ross
St. Alan would be about sixty-six years of age today.

As the neighborhood changed and the hasidim took over, the building was
acquired by one of the hasidic sects, the Satmar hasidim, I believe. It was
then used by them for whatever purposes they wished, but I believe it
contained a synagogue in the main hall and a mikveh in the basement.

In all liklihood, your parents were married in the Knapp Mansion, which they
rented for the occasion.

Sorry for the long post, but I haven't thought about that particular place
in fifty years or more and your question hit a nerve!

Asher Bar-Zev
bar-zev@prodigy.net