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Re: Jewish Brigade #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I saw this film when it showed in February at the Palm Springs
International Film Festival and commend it to anyone who has an interest in
the history of our times, although I saw precious little in the movie that
is pertinent to genealogical research.
A large part of The Tenth Prayer, my still unpublished new novel, deals
with aspects of the Jewish Brigade in Italy, including the discovery of an
Italian town, Sannicandro, that converted itself to Judaism and was not
recognized as Jewish by the rabbinate. The Jews of Sannicandro eventually
migrated to Israel, where they were given a village of their own. You can
find a short description of this testing of halacha in the Jewish
Encyclopedia.
My book also deals with the wholesale, planned, desertion by members of the
brigade so they could set up make-believe British military formations that
were actively engaged in illegal immigration of Jews to what was then
called Palestine. While this aspect is mentioned in the movie, it is toned
down.
The film does mention, again toned down, the formation by members of the
brigade of Din, the organization of avengers that pursued German war
criminals after the war. That aspect is better covered in my first novel,
Comrades, Avenge Us, which was published in 1996.
Finally, what I found most shocking was that the British, eager to get the
Jews away >from Italian ports, shipped the entire brigade to Holland in
sealed boxcars. I need not remind anyone what it must have been like for
Jews to be riding around all over Germany in sealed boxcars in 1946!

craspler@bellsouth.net wrote:

On April 26th at 9:00 PM (check local listings) "In Our Own Hands: The
Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in WWII" will air throughout the U.S.
on PBS stations. I have no commercial interest in this project.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Brigade #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I saw this film when it showed in February at the Palm Springs
International Film Festival and commend it to anyone who has an interest in
the history of our times, although I saw precious little in the movie that
is pertinent to genealogical research.
A large part of The Tenth Prayer, my still unpublished new novel, deals
with aspects of the Jewish Brigade in Italy, including the discovery of an
Italian town, Sannicandro, that converted itself to Judaism and was not
recognized as Jewish by the rabbinate. The Jews of Sannicandro eventually
migrated to Israel, where they were given a village of their own. You can
find a short description of this testing of halacha in the Jewish
Encyclopedia.
My book also deals with the wholesale, planned, desertion by members of the
brigade so they could set up make-believe British military formations that
were actively engaged in illegal immigration of Jews to what was then
called Palestine. While this aspect is mentioned in the movie, it is toned
down.
The film does mention, again toned down, the formation by members of the
brigade of Din, the organization of avengers that pursued German war
criminals after the war. That aspect is better covered in my first novel,
Comrades, Avenge Us, which was published in 1996.
Finally, what I found most shocking was that the British, eager to get the
Jews away >from Italian ports, shipped the entire brigade to Holland in
sealed boxcars. I need not remind anyone what it must have been like for
Jews to be riding around all over Germany in sealed boxcars in 1946!

craspler@bellsouth.net wrote:

On April 26th at 9:00 PM (check local listings) "In Our Own Hands: The
Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in WWII" will air throughout the U.S.
on PBS stations. I have no commercial interest in this project.


Virus alert against Jewish organizations and Jews in general #yizkorbooks

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

I received this today and don't know if it is true or not- it is NOT listed
on the internet site for virus hoaxes so it might be true.

Jan Meisels Allen

OUR PEOPLE


This morning I picked up a very dangerous virus-OBVIOUSLY TARGETED AT US
JEWS AND JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS-it came in on an e-mail message that
started with the word erez.

The virus is PrettyParkEze---be very careful--it infected more than just
the file it came in on--I did not think much of it because one of the
kibbutzim uses eretz in their e-mail address


Stefanie Seltzer
Chairperson
Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Virus alert against Jewish organizations and Jews in general #yizkorbooks

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

I received this today and don't know if it is true or not- it is NOT listed
on the internet site for virus hoaxes so it might be true.

Jan Meisels Allen

OUR PEOPLE


This morning I picked up a very dangerous virus-OBVIOUSLY TARGETED AT US
JEWS AND JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS-it came in on an e-mail message that
started with the word erez.

The virus is PrettyParkEze---be very careful--it infected more than just
the file it came in on--I did not think much of it because one of the
kibbutzim uses eretz in their e-mail address


Stefanie Seltzer
Chairperson
Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust


participation of Chalres Aaron Konisky in vandeville dance hall #yiddish

Jordan Konisky <konisky@...>
 

Dear Research Group Members

Family tradition has it that my grandfather Charles Aaron Konisky was
engaged in Yiddish vaudeville in New York in about 1902. I am seeking
any documentation of his participation as a vaudeville entertainer (song
and dance). How do I get statred?

He is not listed in the Yiddish theater lexicon, that 6-volume work on
Yiddish actors.

Jordan Konisky
Houston, Texas


Researching: KONISKY (LONDON, RUSSIAN POLAND); BERKMAN, RYMDZUM,
VAKS-ZYSKOND (VILNIUS, OSHMIANY)


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre participation of Chalres Aaron Konisky in vandeville dance hall #yiddish

Jordan Konisky <konisky@...>
 

Dear Research Group Members

Family tradition has it that my grandfather Charles Aaron Konisky was
engaged in Yiddish vaudeville in New York in about 1902. I am seeking
any documentation of his participation as a vaudeville entertainer (song
and dance). How do I get statred?

He is not listed in the Yiddish theater lexicon, that 6-volume work on
Yiddish actors.

Jordan Konisky
Houston, Texas


Researching: KONISKY (LONDON, RUSSIAN POLAND); BERKMAN, RYMDZUM,
VAKS-ZYSKOND (VILNIUS, OSHMIANY)


1934 Vilnius death #lithuania

Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

Can anyone assist me with info about Aharon NAMIOT who died in Vilnius
(Vilna) in 1934? He was born in Zhetl, Belarus in about 1877.
Reply directly to:
Louis Zetler
zetler@kinneret.co.il
Searching: ZETLER >from Zhetl, Belarus, Argentina, Baranovich, USA;
NAMIOT >from Zhetl, Belarus;
CHAIT >from Birzh;
ISAACS >from Saukenai;
GORONOVSKY >from Slonim;
GOLDBERG >from Dorpat, Estonia;
ZETS >from "Nishkaiz";
SUGAR >from Zborow, Poland & Hull, England;
SUNTOTSKY >from Wiesenberg, Ukraine & Jonava, Lithuania


emigration from Kovno #lithuania

Theo Travis / Madelyn Cohen <travis@...>
 

My grandfather emigrated >from Marijampole, which wasn't all that far from
Kovno, to New York City via Bremen in 1913. The route was run by the North
German Lloyd lines and I did find an arrival record for him. I understand
that records for the late 1800s are more patchy.

Madelyn Cohen
travis@travis33.demon.co.uk


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1934 Vilnius death #lithuania

Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

Can anyone assist me with info about Aharon NAMIOT who died in Vilnius
(Vilna) in 1934? He was born in Zhetl, Belarus in about 1877.
Reply directly to:
Louis Zetler
zetler@kinneret.co.il
Searching: ZETLER >from Zhetl, Belarus, Argentina, Baranovich, USA;
NAMIOT >from Zhetl, Belarus;
CHAIT >from Birzh;
ISAACS >from Saukenai;
GORONOVSKY >from Slonim;
GOLDBERG >from Dorpat, Estonia;
ZETS >from "Nishkaiz";
SUGAR >from Zborow, Poland & Hull, England;
SUNTOTSKY >from Wiesenberg, Ukraine & Jonava, Lithuania


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania emigration from Kovno #lithuania

Theo Travis / Madelyn Cohen <travis@...>
 

My grandfather emigrated >from Marijampole, which wasn't all that far from
Kovno, to New York City via Bremen in 1913. The route was run by the North
German Lloyd lines and I did find an arrival record for him. I understand
that records for the late 1800s are more patchy.

Madelyn Cohen
travis@travis33.demon.co.uk


Hamelitz #latvia

susanne fleischer <fleischers@...>
 

000414


Hello!

Wonder if anyone knows which libraries that have the journal Hamelitz
on microfilm and if it is possible to order papercopies of some pages?
I'm searching certain advertisements which should be there in some
of the issues.
Hope to get an answer
Susanne Fleischer
______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Hamelitz #latvia

susanne fleischer <fleischers@...>
 

000414


Hello!

Wonder if anyone knows which libraries that have the journal Hamelitz
on microfilm and if it is possible to order papercopies of some pages?
I'm searching certain advertisements which should be there in some
of the issues.
Hope to get an answer
Susanne Fleischer
______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com


Danish Jews #general

Wildpom@...
 

The William Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage in Atlanta is currently
presenting an exhibit by photographer Linda Horowitz entitled; Among
Danish Jews".
This is an exquisite and poignant collection that reflects a diverse
culture of individuals >from all walks of life, including Denmarks
Polish-Jewish society.
It will be shown until May 5th.

Surnames as they relate to photographs are as follows:
ATSCHUL, BEILIN, BLUDNIKOW, BORGE (Victor), GRECZANIK, GERSCHWALD, LEVIN,
LEVY, Chief Rabbi Ben LEXNER, Chief Rabbi Bent MELCHIOR, MIRSKI,
NATHANSEN, RITTERBAND, ROSENBAUM, ROSENZWEIG, RUBEN, SAKS, SALOMON,
SAMSON, SCHALIMTZIK, SILBER, SOLOMON.

There is also a published edition available entitled; "Among Danish Jews".
For information about this book or to schedule an exhibit, visit Linda
Horowitz's website at http://www.inform.dk/multi/horowitz/foto1_1.html

Michele Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Danish Jews #general

Wildpom@...
 

The William Breman Museum of Jewish Heritage in Atlanta is currently
presenting an exhibit by photographer Linda Horowitz entitled; Among
Danish Jews".
This is an exquisite and poignant collection that reflects a diverse
culture of individuals >from all walks of life, including Denmarks
Polish-Jewish society.
It will be shown until May 5th.

Surnames as they relate to photographs are as follows:
ATSCHUL, BEILIN, BLUDNIKOW, BORGE (Victor), GRECZANIK, GERSCHWALD, LEVIN,
LEVY, Chief Rabbi Ben LEXNER, Chief Rabbi Bent MELCHIOR, MIRSKI,
NATHANSEN, RITTERBAND, ROSENBAUM, ROSENZWEIG, RUBEN, SAKS, SALOMON,
SAMSON, SCHALIMTZIK, SILBER, SOLOMON.

There is also a published edition available entitled; "Among Danish Jews".
For information about this book or to schedule an exhibit, visit Linda
Horowitz's website at http://www.inform.dk/multi/horowitz/foto1_1.html

Michele Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ


Forgot My City in Original Posting #general

RMerde@...
 

I recently posted a message concerning my Grandparents Jay & Betty Ishmael
and didn't put my home area on it. Sorry about that. I'm just getting onto
this site and noticed me error while reading other messages.

Robert (CottonTop Bob) Merdell
Arlington VA
rmerde@aol.com

P.S. What Does the Following mean?
Shabbat Shalom, and Chag Pesach Sameach to all.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Forgot My City in Original Posting #general

RMerde@...
 

I recently posted a message concerning my Grandparents Jay & Betty Ishmael
and didn't put my home area on it. Sorry about that. I'm just getting onto
this site and noticed me error while reading other messages.

Robert (CottonTop Bob) Merdell
Arlington VA
rmerde@aol.com

P.S. What Does the Following mean?
Shabbat Shalom, and Chag Pesach Sameach to all.


Re: Politeness #general

Ben Stone
 

omayn! :)
Chag semaych
Seth Shapiro

Phyllis Blumenfeld <plblum@dorsai.org> wrote:

When my daughter first started kindergarten which was in 1950, the
first thing they taught her was a little poem:
Thank you & please are the 2 little keys
That open the door to politeness!
I wish that some of the genners out there would take this little
poem to heart.
In the last few months, I have had occasion to send privately upon
their request, information that I had posted to Jewishgen. Not one
person who had requested this information >from me had the common
decency to acknowledge it and at the least, let me know they had
received it.
Unfortunately, most likely the result of this will be that I will
be reluctant in the future to share anything. I am sure many of you
out there have had the same experience.
I have seen many complaints >from people who send letters to relatives
and never get a reply. This is pretty common & I have had my share of
this too. But since we are using this forum to help one another, it
would be very sad if because of a lack of common courtesy, we saw fit
to hold back information that might be of help to someone.
In the spirit of Jewishgen, let's have a little "Thank you & please"!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Politeness #general

Ben Stone
 

omayn! :)
Chag semaych
Seth Shapiro

Phyllis Blumenfeld <plblum@dorsai.org> wrote:

When my daughter first started kindergarten which was in 1950, the
first thing they taught her was a little poem:
Thank you & please are the 2 little keys
That open the door to politeness!
I wish that some of the genners out there would take this little
poem to heart.
In the last few months, I have had occasion to send privately upon
their request, information that I had posted to Jewishgen. Not one
person who had requested this information >from me had the common
decency to acknowledge it and at the least, let me know they had
received it.
Unfortunately, most likely the result of this will be that I will
be reluctant in the future to share anything. I am sure many of you
out there have had the same experience.
I have seen many complaints >from people who send letters to relatives
and never get a reply. This is pretty common & I have had my share of
this too. But since we are using this forum to help one another, it
would be very sad if because of a lack of common courtesy, we saw fit
to hold back information that might be of help to someone.
In the spirit of Jewishgen, let's have a little "Thank you & please"!


ELCHANAN or ELKINS surname #general

Steve Elkins <steveelkins@...>
 

Hello-

My name is Steve Elkins. I would like to know if anyone has any
information they would be willing to share on the surnames of "Elchanan"
or "Elkins." I have been told by my uncle that my family contains the
direct descendants of a sixteenth century Dutch rabbi, Isaac Elchanan,
whose sons immigrated to England and became Christian and would eventually
go to the United States. Any information would be helpful, as I would
like to learn more about the rabbi's life and what compelled his three
sons to go to England.

Thank you,
Steve Elkins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ELCHANAN or ELKINS surname #general

Steve Elkins <steveelkins@...>
 

Hello-

My name is Steve Elkins. I would like to know if anyone has any
information they would be willing to share on the surnames of "Elchanan"
or "Elkins." I have been told by my uncle that my family contains the
direct descendants of a sixteenth century Dutch rabbi, Isaac Elchanan,
whose sons immigrated to England and became Christian and would eventually
go to the United States. Any information would be helpful, as I would
like to learn more about the rabbi's life and what compelled his three
sons to go to England.

Thank you,
Steve Elkins