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Need help with Yiddish translation #belarus

Myrna L. Hewitt <azmyrna@...>
 

I am again turning to those of you who can read Yiddish by posting a
picture and the writing on the back at Viewmate. http://
data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html See VM7925 and VM7926.

Last time I found something like this, people were incredibly
helpful, and I was able to understand what was writen. This time I
think I know who the person is but am not certain. It may be my
grandmother's brother: Zalman (called Jamal) Werchin. He lived in
Gomel.

I am hoping that the writing is readable and that someone can
translate. Even a general idea of what is said and especially if
there is a name. My grandmother is Bayla so her name might be there.

Thanks in advance. You are doing a mitzvah for those of us who never
learned Yiddish.

Myrna Livingston Hewitt
azmyrna@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Need help with Yiddish translation #belarus

Myrna L. Hewitt <azmyrna@...>
 

I am again turning to those of you who can read Yiddish by posting a
picture and the writing on the back at Viewmate. http://
data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html See VM7925 and VM7926.

Last time I found something like this, people were incredibly
helpful, and I was able to understand what was writen. This time I
think I know who the person is but am not certain. It may be my
grandmother's brother: Zalman (called Jamal) Werchin. He lived in
Gomel.

I am hoping that the writing is readable and that someone can
translate. Even a general idea of what is said and especially if
there is a name. My grandmother is Bayla so her name might be there.

Thanks in advance. You are doing a mitzvah for those of us who never
learned Yiddish.

Myrna Livingston Hewitt
azmyrna@...


Yizkor Book Monthly Report for May 2006 #belarus

Joyce Field
 

May 2006 has been a very busy one for the Yizkor Book Project. We
have one new online "book" (really, a collection of original essays),
four new books started, seven new entries, and 12 updates. All
yizkor book material is available at the Index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. If you are not
familiar with this site, notice at the top of the page, just under
the JewishGen logo, is a list of sites you can access directly by
clicking on the name--for example, Database, Necrology Index, or
Infofiles. There is a wealth of information directly accessible >from
this one page with just a click. Also note that the yizkor material
is listed under four different categories. New material is flagged
for easy identification.

This month we have begun a new online collection, called "The
Terrible Choice: Some Contemporary Jewish Responses to the
Holocaust," at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/terrible_choice/terrible_choice.html
. Melvyn Conroy, the author, writes: "This collection of brief
essays is an attempt to portray the character and personality of a
number of the prominent Jews of occupied Europe, and the manner in
which they responded to the unique circumstances of the Shoah."
Thus far, we have eight essays online.

New books:

-Biecz, Poland
-Indura, Belarus
-Klobuck, Poland
-Transylvania, Hungary:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Transylvania/Transylvania.html.
Listed under Regions

New entries: Pinkas HaKehillot

-Druskininkai, Lith: Poland, vol. VIII
-Gdansk, Poland: Poland, vol. VI
-Krosno, Poland: Poland, vol. III
-Novogrudok, Belarus: Poland, vol. VIII
-Nowy Zmigrod, Poland: Poland, vol. III
-Ostrog, Ukraine: Poland, vol. V
-Polanka, Poland: Poland, vol. VIII

Updates:

-Braslaw, Belarus
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Dembitz, Poland (Polish translation)
-Gabin, Poland
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Kolbuszowa, Poland
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Nowy Targ, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Stepan, Ukraine
-Zloczew, Poland

Frequently I remind our readers that a number of yizkor books are
being translated by professional translators. The list is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
You can make a needed donation to these books and to JewishGen at
this site. Remember that JewishGen provides all the infrastructure
to make the Yizkor Book Project available to everyone at no cost, but
there is a cost to providing this material online and we hope that
our readers will generously support JewishGen, making their
appreciation known in this way.

At this time i want to thank once again our wonderful "international"
Yizkor Book Project volunteers who so efficiently get the
translations online: Lance Ackerfeld (Israel), Max Heffler (U.S.),
and Osnat Ramaty (Germany). They are a remarkable team. And to all
the people who donate their translations week after week, month after
month, we send our appreciation for their generosity and talent.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yizkor Book Monthly Report for May 2006 #belarus

Joyce Field
 

May 2006 has been a very busy one for the Yizkor Book Project. We
have one new online "book" (really, a collection of original essays),
four new books started, seven new entries, and 12 updates. All
yizkor book material is available at the Index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. If you are not
familiar with this site, notice at the top of the page, just under
the JewishGen logo, is a list of sites you can access directly by
clicking on the name--for example, Database, Necrology Index, or
Infofiles. There is a wealth of information directly accessible >from
this one page with just a click. Also note that the yizkor material
is listed under four different categories. New material is flagged
for easy identification.

This month we have begun a new online collection, called "The
Terrible Choice: Some Contemporary Jewish Responses to the
Holocaust," at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/terrible_choice/terrible_choice.html
. Melvyn Conroy, the author, writes: "This collection of brief
essays is an attempt to portray the character and personality of a
number of the prominent Jews of occupied Europe, and the manner in
which they responded to the unique circumstances of the Shoah."
Thus far, we have eight essays online.

New books:

-Biecz, Poland
-Indura, Belarus
-Klobuck, Poland
-Transylvania, Hungary:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Transylvania/Transylvania.html.
Listed under Regions

New entries: Pinkas HaKehillot

-Druskininkai, Lith: Poland, vol. VIII
-Gdansk, Poland: Poland, vol. VI
-Krosno, Poland: Poland, vol. III
-Novogrudok, Belarus: Poland, vol. VIII
-Nowy Zmigrod, Poland: Poland, vol. III
-Ostrog, Ukraine: Poland, vol. V
-Polanka, Poland: Poland, vol. VIII

Updates:

-Braslaw, Belarus
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Dembitz, Poland (Polish translation)
-Gabin, Poland
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Kolbuszowa, Poland
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Nowy Targ, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Stepan, Ukraine
-Zloczew, Poland

Frequently I remind our readers that a number of yizkor books are
being translated by professional translators. The list is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
You can make a needed donation to these books and to JewishGen at
this site. Remember that JewishGen provides all the infrastructure
to make the Yizkor Book Project available to everyone at no cost, but
there is a cost to providing this material online and we hope that
our readers will generously support JewishGen, making their
appreciation known in this way.

At this time i want to thank once again our wonderful "international"
Yizkor Book Project volunteers who so efficiently get the
translations online: Lance Ackerfeld (Israel), Max Heffler (U.S.),
and Osnat Ramaty (Germany). They are a remarkable team. And to all
the people who donate their translations week after week, month after
month, we send our appreciation for their generosity and talent.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Looking for E-Mail on Town of Ruzhin #general

Natalie Cuttler <natashac@...>
 

Whoops... I accidently erased an e-mail message sent to me within the last
few days regarding a group organizing to compile information on the town of
Ruzhin in the Ukraine. This is the known birthplace of my paternal
great-great grandfather Isadore BARISOFSKY/BORISOFSKY/BERISOFSKY, paternal
great-grandfather, Zachariah(Zachary) Barisofsky and my paternal grandfather
Avram(Charles) Haskell Barisofsky. Would the maker of that e-mail message
please contact me again. Sorry.

I recently learned >from an older cousin that a group >from this town met
regularly in Detroit, Michigan until the 1950's.

Natalie Berris Cuttler
Oakland CA
natashac@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for E-Mail on Town of Ruzhin #general

Natalie Cuttler <natashac@...>
 

Whoops... I accidently erased an e-mail message sent to me within the last
few days regarding a group organizing to compile information on the town of
Ruzhin in the Ukraine. This is the known birthplace of my paternal
great-great grandfather Isadore BARISOFSKY/BORISOFSKY/BERISOFSKY, paternal
great-grandfather, Zachariah(Zachary) Barisofsky and my paternal grandfather
Avram(Charles) Haskell Barisofsky. Would the maker of that e-mail message
please contact me again. Sorry.

I recently learned >from an older cousin that a group >from this town met
regularly in Detroit, Michigan until the 1950's.

Natalie Berris Cuttler
Oakland CA
natashac@...


Landsman Plots in Odessa, Ukraine Cemetery #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

I recently learned that a Jewish cemetery plot located in Odessa is for
those >from Lyubar - which is not located anywhere near Odessa - rather in
the Zhitomir area of Ukraine. This sounds similar to landsmanshaften plots
in American cemeteries.

Is anyone familiar with landsman-type cemetery plots in Ukraine located in
other cities? Is there any way to lookup where else these plots are located
for each shtetl?

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
grapevynwest@...

Researching:
Lyubar, Ukraine
Chudnov, Ukraine
Ostropol, Ukraine,
Polonnoye, Ukraine
Berdichev, Ukraine
Novograd-Volynsk, Ukraine
Korolevo, Ukraine


Towns named "Janow" #ciechanow #poland

Simon <siroli@...>
 

I have found a marriage in Ciechanow (1828) of a widower and a young woman >from Janow (Janowie). There seems to be a lot of towns named Janow in Poland, but is anyone aware of a Janow in the vicinity of Ciechanow that might be the likely one?

Thank you
Simon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Landsman Plots in Odessa, Ukraine Cemetery #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

I recently learned that a Jewish cemetery plot located in Odessa is for
those >from Lyubar - which is not located anywhere near Odessa - rather in
the Zhitomir area of Ukraine. This sounds similar to landsmanshaften plots
in American cemeteries.

Is anyone familiar with landsman-type cemetery plots in Ukraine located in
other cities? Is there any way to lookup where else these plots are located
for each shtetl?

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
grapevynwest@...

Researching:
Lyubar, Ukraine
Chudnov, Ukraine
Ostropol, Ukraine,
Polonnoye, Ukraine
Berdichev, Ukraine
Novograd-Volynsk, Ukraine
Korolevo, Ukraine


#Ciechanow #Poland Towns named "Janow" #poland #ciechanow

Simon <siroli@...>
 

I have found a marriage in Ciechanow (1828) of a widower and a young woman >from Janow (Janowie). There seems to be a lot of towns named Janow in Poland, but is anyone aware of a Janow in the vicinity of Ciechanow that might be the likely one?

Thank you
Simon


Research at HUC Klau Library NYC #general

Teri Tillman <natzrose@...>
 

For those of you interested in conducting research in Jewish newspapers on
microfilm at HUC [Hebrew Union College] Klau Library while attending the
IAJGS conference in New York in August, I would encourage you to research
instead either at the Dorot Jewish Division of the New York Public Library --
as suggested in an earlier posting -- or at the American Jewish Historical
Society Archives held at the Center for Jewish History at 15 West 16th
Street. When I visited the HUC Klau Library in April to conduct research, I
was told that only HUC students or NYU [New York University] students were
allowed access to library materials. Upon returning home I wrote to the Klau
Library staff to inquire if there were any circumstances under which
exceptions might be made to this policy. I received a kind response >from one
of the librarians who explained that the Klau Library was not the best place
to work with microfilmed records as it had only one microfilm reader -- and
it was twenty-seven years old. He recommended that I use Inter-Library Loan
to borrow the microfilmed materials in which I was interested.

Teri Tillman
Natchez, Mississippi


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research at HUC Klau Library NYC #general

Teri Tillman <natzrose@...>
 

For those of you interested in conducting research in Jewish newspapers on
microfilm at HUC [Hebrew Union College] Klau Library while attending the
IAJGS conference in New York in August, I would encourage you to research
instead either at the Dorot Jewish Division of the New York Public Library --
as suggested in an earlier posting -- or at the American Jewish Historical
Society Archives held at the Center for Jewish History at 15 West 16th
Street. When I visited the HUC Klau Library in April to conduct research, I
was told that only HUC students or NYU [New York University] students were
allowed access to library materials. Upon returning home I wrote to the Klau
Library staff to inquire if there were any circumstances under which
exceptions might be made to this policy. I received a kind response >from one
of the librarians who explained that the Klau Library was not the best place
to work with microfilmed records as it had only one microfilm reader -- and
it was twenty-seven years old. He recommended that I use Inter-Library Loan
to borrow the microfilmed materials in which I was interested.

Teri Tillman
Natchez, Mississippi


Deportation Destination #germany

Steven Emanuel <steven.emanuel@...>
 

Dear All

Thanks to the kindness of Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv, , I have finally found
the ultimate fate of my maternal grandmother Olga BEINER, (nee STEINER, in
Opava). She was deported to Kaunas (Kovno) Lithuania on 20.11.1941 and
murdered there on 25.11.1941 (Yad Vashem only has her as missing, which is
all my parents ever discovered).

This raises for me a question: did the destination have any logic? Did her
papers show ancestry in Lithuania, or was this just the destination of the
next transport? Does anyone have any ideas?

Steven EMANUEL Blackwater U.K.


German SIG #Germany Deportation Destination #germany

Steven Emanuel <steven.emanuel@...>
 

Dear All

Thanks to the kindness of Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv, , I have finally found
the ultimate fate of my maternal grandmother Olga BEINER, (nee STEINER, in
Opava). She was deported to Kaunas (Kovno) Lithuania on 20.11.1941 and
murdered there on 25.11.1941 (Yad Vashem only has her as missing, which is
all my parents ever discovered).

This raises for me a question: did the destination have any logic? Did her
papers show ancestry in Lithuania, or was this just the destination of the
next transport? Does anyone have any ideas?

Steven EMANUEL Blackwater U.K.


Need Researcher in Brandenburg #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone out there know of a researcher, historian or archivist in
the state Brandenburg? I need someone who can search records for the
cities of Kyritz ost Prignitz and Wittstock. I've had great success in
the past with researchers in Hannover and Posen (Poznan), both suggested
by German Jewish SIG members. I'm specifically looking for brothers,
sisters and relatives of my ggf, Isidor REHFISCH, and his wife, Ernestine FUCHS. Regards,

Pete Vanlaw Studio City, CA


1925 Western Poland Business Directory #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1925 Western Poland Business Directory covering Great Poland, Pomerania,
Silesia, and Danzig has recently been made available online at the Digital
Library of Wielkopolska (www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=39994).
The directory is organized by province, then town, then mostly
alphabetically by surname or business name. To facilitate searching by name
across multiple towns, soundex and wildcard searching, searching by street
address, searching by occupation, and other full-text searches, I have made
the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search. Instructions for viewing
pages of the directory containing matches to search terms can be found in
the FAQ of the search site (www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html). A town index
can be found on images 39-52.

Please let me know if this has helped you. Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks kleinwaks@... near Washington, D.C.


German SIG #Germany Need Researcher in Brandenburg #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone out there know of a researcher, historian or archivist in
the state Brandenburg? I need someone who can search records for the
cities of Kyritz ost Prignitz and Wittstock. I've had great success in
the past with researchers in Hannover and Posen (Poznan), both suggested
by German Jewish SIG members. I'm specifically looking for brothers,
sisters and relatives of my ggf, Isidor REHFISCH, and his wife, Ernestine FUCHS. Regards,

Pete Vanlaw Studio City, CA


German SIG #Germany 1925 Western Poland Business Directory #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1925 Western Poland Business Directory covering Great Poland, Pomerania,
Silesia, and Danzig has recently been made available online at the Digital
Library of Wielkopolska (www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=39994).
The directory is organized by province, then town, then mostly
alphabetically by surname or business name. To facilitate searching by name
across multiple towns, soundex and wildcard searching, searching by street
address, searching by occupation, and other full-text searches, I have made
the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search. Instructions for viewing
pages of the directory containing matches to search terms can be found in
the FAQ of the search site (www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html). A town index
can be found on images 39-52.

Please let me know if this has helped you. Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks kleinwaks@... near Washington, D.C.


Seeking BAUMANN family from Adelsberg #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I need your help.

Babette KISSINGER (b: 1858) and her husband, Loeb BAUMANN had two sons:
Hermann and Gustav.

You were very helpful in continuing the search for Hermann who moved on to
Ecuador. While we still haven't found him and his family, the Gersig
"family" provided me with many helpful clues for my search. Now I just have
to find the time to follow-up!

Meanwhile, we have not found anything about his brother, Gustav BAUMANN,
born July 27, 1890 in Adelsberg. The local historian in Adelsberg has
searched local records but found no trace of him aside >from his birth
record. He is also not listed in the Memorial Book of Bavarian Holocaust
victims nor on the area deportation lists.

Does anyone have any ideas of where we might continue our search?

Thanks in advance and Chag Sameach!

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel


German SIG #Germany Seeking BAUMANN family from Adelsberg #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I need your help.

Babette KISSINGER (b: 1858) and her husband, Loeb BAUMANN had two sons:
Hermann and Gustav.

You were very helpful in continuing the search for Hermann who moved on to
Ecuador. While we still haven't found him and his family, the Gersig
"family" provided me with many helpful clues for my search. Now I just have
to find the time to follow-up!

Meanwhile, we have not found anything about his brother, Gustav BAUMANN,
born July 27, 1890 in Adelsberg. The local historian in Adelsberg has
searched local records but found no trace of him aside >from his birth
record. He is also not listed in the Memorial Book of Bavarian Holocaust
victims nor on the area deportation lists.

Does anyone have any ideas of where we might continue our search?

Thanks in advance and Chag Sameach!

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel