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Poland telephone listings #general

Pyotr@...
 

If anyone has access to current Polish telephone listings, I would
appreciate it if you would check to see if the name NAGURNEY,
NAGORNY, NAGOURNEY, or NAGORNYJ appears anywhere. Please let me know.

Peter Nagurney
Syracuse,NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poland telephone listings #general

Pyotr@...
 

If anyone has access to current Polish telephone listings, I would
appreciate it if you would check to see if the name NAGURNEY,
NAGORNY, NAGOURNEY, or NAGORNYJ appears anywhere. Please let me know.

Peter Nagurney
Syracuse,NY


Searching: GOODMAN of Kamanets Podolsk, Russia #general

Goniper <goniper@...>
 

My great-great grandfather was Louis "Leib" GOODMAN of Kamanets Podolskij,
Russia. He was born circa 1845 and died in 1910. Louis, his wife Lena
and their seven children immigrated to the US circa 1888 through New York.
Louis may have been related (possibly a brother) to the Chief Rabbi Goodman
of Kamanets Podolskij.

Anyone with information about Goodmans of Kamanets Podolskij, please email me.
Thanks for your help.

Richard Sinykin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
goniper@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: GOODMAN of Kamanets Podolsk, Russia #general

Goniper <goniper@...>
 

My great-great grandfather was Louis "Leib" GOODMAN of Kamanets Podolskij,
Russia. He was born circa 1845 and died in 1910. Louis, his wife Lena
and their seven children immigrated to the US circa 1888 through New York.
Louis may have been related (possibly a brother) to the Chief Rabbi Goodman
of Kamanets Podolskij.

Anyone with information about Goodmans of Kamanets Podolskij, please email me.
Thanks for your help.

Richard Sinykin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
goniper@aol.com


Pogrom in Minsk (Russian Empire)-1900??? #general

Wynsar <wynsar@...>
 

My father is trying to find out some historical data related to a
Pogrom wherein his mother's father was killed by cossacks according
to her own memory...she was about 10 yrs old at the time...her family
sent her to England at that time for safety. We are searching for
any leads where we could obtain information regarding that unfortunate
event. The family name was KLEIN... Any information would be appreciated.....Wendy Wynberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pogrom in Minsk (Russian Empire)-1900??? #general

Wynsar <wynsar@...>
 

My father is trying to find out some historical data related to a
Pogrom wherein his mother's father was killed by cossacks according
to her own memory...she was about 10 yrs old at the time...her family
sent her to England at that time for safety. We are searching for
any leads where we could obtain information regarding that unfortunate
event. The family name was KLEIN... Any information would be appreciated.....Wendy Wynberg


SOUTH AFRICA JEWRY #lithuania

Heastern <heastern@...>
 

Received the following earlier today, on my email.

I'm not sure who the originator is, but it might be of interest to fellow
LITVAKSIGers, doing Litvak genealogy research with South African connections.

Regards,
Herb EPSTEIN
(Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Researching SMIEDT, FINFELSTEIN and EPSTEIN of Lithuania, and LEVY of
England, Romania and South Africa


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South Africa

GP 42,393,000 ~ JP 92,000

Demography
The great majority of South African Jews trace their origins back to
Lithuanian immigrants who arrived between the end of the 19th century and
1930. The two largest centers are Johannesburg (55,000) and Cape Town
(15,000). There are many smaller communities, including Durban (5,000),
Pretoria (3,000), and Port Elizabeth (1,200). Since 1970 some 50,000 Jews
have left the country, but approximately 10,000 Israelis have moved to South
Africa.

History
Only at the beginning of the 19th century, when freedom of religion was
introduced, were Jews able to come to South Africa legally. At that time,
small numbers of Jews arrived >from Britain and Germany, and the first
Hebrew congregation was established in Cape Town in 1841. In the 1880s, large
numbers of Jews began to arrive >from Lithuania, and their contributions changed
the character of the community.

Community
The community is overwhelmingly Ashkenazi, with a small Sephardi
population in Cape Town. It is affluent, well-educated, and has a strong
traditional
and Zionist bent. The central body of the Jewish community is the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies. South African Jewry has a long record of
Zionist activity, and the movement remains strong. There are local chapters of
most of the major international Jewish and Zionist organizations. The four main
youth movements are Habonim, Betar, B'nai Akiva, and Maginim (Progressive).

Culture and Education
There are Jewish museums in Johannesburg and Cape Town (the latter housed
in the beautiful Gardens Synagogue, built in 1849) and several Jewish
libraries. A number of weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications appear,
notably
the quarterly Jewish Affairs published by the Board of Deputies.

The Jewish day school system is comprehensive, embracing about 60% of all
Jewish youngsters.

Among old timers, the town of Oudtshoorn in the semi-arid Little Karoo is
known as the "Jerusalem of Africa". Lithuanian Jews were pioneers in the
ostrich feather trade and developed it into an important export business.
Jews >from Chelm were among the most active in the trade and they strove
valiantly to re-create the atmosphere of their beloved home town synagogue and
graft it on to the veldt. Many years later, when the synagogue fell into
disuse,
the magnificent onion-domed ark was preserved in Outdtshoorn's C.P. Nei
Museum, which has a special Jewish section.

Religious Life
Most of the community is religiously traditional, and some 80% are
affiliated with Orthodox synagogues, of which there are 65 in the country.
About 10%
are affiliated with the Progressive movement and a smaller number with the
Masorati (Conservative) movement. Kosher food is widely available, and
there are several kosher restaurants and hotels.

Israel
In the United Nations and in other forums Israel was often signaled out
for special condemnation on account of Jerusalem's commercial and military
ties with Pretoria, despite the fact that compared to the level of trade with
other states, the scale of Israel's ties was negligible. Relations with the new
majority government are good. Aliya: Since 1948, 16,300 South African Jews
have emigrated to Israel.

Sites
The Mooi Street Synagogue in Johannesburg, founded by Lithuanian
iimmigrants >from the shtetl of Poswohl, has been declared a national
landmark. In
Johannesburg there is an impressive Holocaust memorial at the West Park
Cemetery. South Africa's wine country outside Cape Town is also home to
the Zaandwijk Winery, the country's only kosher vintner.


Tree planting at the Herzlia Jewish day School, Cape Town, 1981
South African Jewish Board of Deputies
PO Box 87557
Houghton, Johannesburg 2041
Tel. 27 11 486 1434, Fax. 27 11 646 4940

Embassy
Dashing Center, 339 Hilda Street, Hatfield
PO Box 3726, Pretoria
Tel. 27 12 34 22 693, Fax. 27 12 34 21 442

from January to June the embassy is in Cape Town:
Church Square, P.O. Box 180, Cape Town 800
Tel. 27 21 34 22 698, Fax. 27 21 32 41 442


Herb Epstein
Heastern Industries Pty Ltd
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Fax: +61-3-9894 1216 Phone: +61-3-9894 1228


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SOUTH AFRICA JEWRY #lithuania

Heastern <heastern@...>
 

Received the following earlier today, on my email.

I'm not sure who the originator is, but it might be of interest to fellow
LITVAKSIGers, doing Litvak genealogy research with South African connections.

Regards,
Herb EPSTEIN
(Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Researching SMIEDT, FINFELSTEIN and EPSTEIN of Lithuania, and LEVY of
England, Romania and South Africa


)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))((((((((((((((((((


South Africa

GP 42,393,000 ~ JP 92,000

Demography
The great majority of South African Jews trace their origins back to
Lithuanian immigrants who arrived between the end of the 19th century and
1930. The two largest centers are Johannesburg (55,000) and Cape Town
(15,000). There are many smaller communities, including Durban (5,000),
Pretoria (3,000), and Port Elizabeth (1,200). Since 1970 some 50,000 Jews
have left the country, but approximately 10,000 Israelis have moved to South
Africa.

History
Only at the beginning of the 19th century, when freedom of religion was
introduced, were Jews able to come to South Africa legally. At that time,
small numbers of Jews arrived >from Britain and Germany, and the first
Hebrew congregation was established in Cape Town in 1841. In the 1880s, large
numbers of Jews began to arrive >from Lithuania, and their contributions changed
the character of the community.

Community
The community is overwhelmingly Ashkenazi, with a small Sephardi
population in Cape Town. It is affluent, well-educated, and has a strong
traditional
and Zionist bent. The central body of the Jewish community is the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies. South African Jewry has a long record of
Zionist activity, and the movement remains strong. There are local chapters of
most of the major international Jewish and Zionist organizations. The four main
youth movements are Habonim, Betar, B'nai Akiva, and Maginim (Progressive).

Culture and Education
There are Jewish museums in Johannesburg and Cape Town (the latter housed
in the beautiful Gardens Synagogue, built in 1849) and several Jewish
libraries. A number of weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications appear,
notably
the quarterly Jewish Affairs published by the Board of Deputies.

The Jewish day school system is comprehensive, embracing about 60% of all
Jewish youngsters.

Among old timers, the town of Oudtshoorn in the semi-arid Little Karoo is
known as the "Jerusalem of Africa". Lithuanian Jews were pioneers in the
ostrich feather trade and developed it into an important export business.
Jews >from Chelm were among the most active in the trade and they strove
valiantly to re-create the atmosphere of their beloved home town synagogue and
graft it on to the veldt. Many years later, when the synagogue fell into
disuse,
the magnificent onion-domed ark was preserved in Outdtshoorn's C.P. Nei
Museum, which has a special Jewish section.

Religious Life
Most of the community is religiously traditional, and some 80% are
affiliated with Orthodox synagogues, of which there are 65 in the country.
About 10%
are affiliated with the Progressive movement and a smaller number with the
Masorati (Conservative) movement. Kosher food is widely available, and
there are several kosher restaurants and hotels.

Israel
In the United Nations and in other forums Israel was often signaled out
for special condemnation on account of Jerusalem's commercial and military
ties with Pretoria, despite the fact that compared to the level of trade with
other states, the scale of Israel's ties was negligible. Relations with the new
majority government are good. Aliya: Since 1948, 16,300 South African Jews
have emigrated to Israel.

Sites
The Mooi Street Synagogue in Johannesburg, founded by Lithuanian
iimmigrants >from the shtetl of Poswohl, has been declared a national
landmark. In
Johannesburg there is an impressive Holocaust memorial at the West Park
Cemetery. South Africa's wine country outside Cape Town is also home to
the Zaandwijk Winery, the country's only kosher vintner.


Tree planting at the Herzlia Jewish day School, Cape Town, 1981
South African Jewish Board of Deputies
PO Box 87557
Houghton, Johannesburg 2041
Tel. 27 11 486 1434, Fax. 27 11 646 4940

Embassy
Dashing Center, 339 Hilda Street, Hatfield
PO Box 3726, Pretoria
Tel. 27 12 34 22 693, Fax. 27 12 34 21 442

from January to June the embassy is in Cape Town:
Church Square, P.O. Box 180, Cape Town 800
Tel. 27 21 34 22 698, Fax. 27 21 32 41 442


Herb Epstein
Heastern Industries Pty Ltd
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Fax: +61-3-9894 1216 Phone: +61-3-9894 1228


New book on Holocaust in Lithuania #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Has anyone seen a copy of >from THE WINGS by Joseph Harmatz? It was
published in England (Book Guild UK, 1998) but apparently is not being
distributed in the US. Mr. Harmatz, a native of Rokiskis, attained the
position of director general of the world ORT based in London.
According to 'Worldcat' there is a copy in the U. of Toronto Library and
in the Holocaust Museum in DC.

If someone could give a report to the group on this book this would be
appreciated, as I may not be able to get a hold of a copy.

I am thankful to the Litvak Digest for educating me on my Litvak
heritage. Happy Thanksgiving

Steven Weiss
Chicago

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New book on Holocaust in Lithuania #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Has anyone seen a copy of >from THE WINGS by Joseph Harmatz? It was
published in England (Book Guild UK, 1998) but apparently is not being
distributed in the US. Mr. Harmatz, a native of Rokiskis, attained the
position of director general of the world ORT based in London.
According to 'Worldcat' there is a copy in the U. of Toronto Library and
in the Holocaust Museum in DC.

If someone could give a report to the group on this book this would be
appreciated, as I may not be able to get a hold of a copy.

I am thankful to the Litvak Digest for educating me on my Litvak
heritage. Happy Thanksgiving

Steven Weiss
Chicago

______________________________________________________


Re: Orphans and Foundlings Burials Update #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Your site is a valuable asset, Ms. Spears-Soloff, and one which increases in
value steadily. Not the least of its charms is the appropriate musical
accompaniment to each page. It's the little things that make life sweet!
Thanks very much.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Orphans and Foundlings Burials Update #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Your site is a valuable asset, Ms. Spears-Soloff, and one which increases in
value steadily. Not the least of its charms is the appropriate musical
accompaniment to each page. It's the little things that make life sweet!
Thanks very much.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Bronx telephone Books #general

Miguel Liepman <semak5@...>
 

I am searching a relative , Lothar SALOMON , who lived in the Bronx
until 1962/3 As I live abroad the States I need help to know where I
could ask for the Bronx telephone Books >from 1962 up to 1980.

Please reply to my e-mail.
Miguel Liepman
semak5@adinet.com.uy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bronx telephone Books #general

Miguel Liepman <semak5@...>
 

I am searching a relative , Lothar SALOMON , who lived in the Bronx
until 1962/3 As I live abroad the States I need help to know where I
could ask for the Bronx telephone Books >from 1962 up to 1980.

Please reply to my e-mail.
Miguel Liepman
semak5@adinet.com.uy


Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF #general

Evert van engelenhoven <evert@...>
 

Sorry for cross-posting this message, Im new in this field...
A friend of mine submits the following question:

Being a descendant of Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF, born in Presburg
(Bratislava) in approx. 1750, he became a citizen of Sneek in The
Netherlands in 1796. At the same time, a Salomon Levy Leydesdorf -
also born in Presburg - lived in Groningen, which is also located
in the northern regions of The Netherlands. One of the two must
have been a impostor, maybe even both.

How did people prove their identity in the 18th century when they
moved to other countries...?

Thank you beforehand for your reactions.

Evert van Engelenhoven


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF #general

Evert van engelenhoven <evert@...>
 

Sorry for cross-posting this message, Im new in this field...
A friend of mine submits the following question:

Being a descendant of Salomon Levy LEYDESDORF, born in Presburg
(Bratislava) in approx. 1750, he became a citizen of Sneek in The
Netherlands in 1796. At the same time, a Salomon Levy Leydesdorf -
also born in Presburg - lived in Groningen, which is also located
in the northern regions of The Netherlands. One of the two must
have been a impostor, maybe even both.

How did people prove their identity in the 18th century when they
moved to other countries...?

Thank you beforehand for your reactions.

Evert van Engelenhoven


Tree widths - the final answer #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

First let me thank, once again, all those who wrote to me personally with
their suggestions regarding width limitations on my genealogy tree maker. I
write this final note on the subject as several correspondents wrote to me
expressing the same problems and asking to share any suggestions for a
solution.

First a (red-faced) confession. On checking the software as given to me by
a friend who made no progress at all on his family tree, I find that the
version I have is not version 4 of FamilyTreeMaker but an earlier one.
Version 4.4 upwards has no limitations on width for all practical purposes
and updating to a later version is relatively cheap, under 30 dollars.

The limitation on size, 110in x 110in appears as a message in center
screen. By setting text size to six point and box maximum to 0.80, I
achieved all the names, although some longer ones are abbreviated to
initial and surname. In distributing this to members of the family, I
include an Outline version as well. Continuous stationery in landscape mode
was another useful idea.

Several respondants suggested freeware and alternative software available
thru Shareware including Brother's Keeper, a mac-only product via
www.LeisterPro.com and a windows version via
www.sierra.com/sierrahome/familytree.

Whilst I appreciate that this forum should not discuss commercial products,
this note should, hopefully, satisfy everyone.


David Kravitz
Bournemouth, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tree widths - the final answer #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

First let me thank, once again, all those who wrote to me personally with
their suggestions regarding width limitations on my genealogy tree maker. I
write this final note on the subject as several correspondents wrote to me
expressing the same problems and asking to share any suggestions for a
solution.

First a (red-faced) confession. On checking the software as given to me by
a friend who made no progress at all on his family tree, I find that the
version I have is not version 4 of FamilyTreeMaker but an earlier one.
Version 4.4 upwards has no limitations on width for all practical purposes
and updating to a later version is relatively cheap, under 30 dollars.

The limitation on size, 110in x 110in appears as a message in center
screen. By setting text size to six point and box maximum to 0.80, I
achieved all the names, although some longer ones are abbreviated to
initial and surname. In distributing this to members of the family, I
include an Outline version as well. Continuous stationery in landscape mode
was another useful idea.

Several respondants suggested freeware and alternative software available
thru Shareware including Brother's Keeper, a mac-only product via
www.LeisterPro.com and a windows version via
www.sierra.com/sierrahome/familytree.

Whilst I appreciate that this forum should not discuss commercial products,
this note should, hopefully, satisfy everyone.


David Kravitz
Bournemouth, England


Searching family in Lithaunia BRESLER / GRUCKI / GRUDSKE / DAWIDOF #general

RFH <rfhol@...>
 

Looking for some informations about my family who lived in Lithuania
My Gran Gran mothers and father names were :
Gran Gran father Szlomo BRESLER who changed his name to GURWICZ
married with Chana DAWIDOF
Gran Gran father Haim Yankel GRUCKI married with Chaya GRUDSKE
Towns were they lived and had there children (Gran Father and Gran Mother
born in 1892 and 1893) : Vilna, Ditztrakai, Zismarai
Thanks if any body has information

Franklin Hollander
rfhol@easynet.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching family in Lithaunia BRESLER / GRUCKI / GRUDSKE / DAWIDOF #general

RFH <rfhol@...>
 

Looking for some informations about my family who lived in Lithuania
My Gran Gran mothers and father names were :
Gran Gran father Szlomo BRESLER who changed his name to GURWICZ
married with Chana DAWIDOF
Gran Gran father Haim Yankel GRUCKI married with Chaya GRUDSKE
Towns were they lived and had there children (Gran Father and Gran Mother
born in 1892 and 1893) : Vilna, Ditztrakai, Zismarai
Thanks if any body has information

Franklin Hollander
rfhol@easynet.fr