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Re: Harbin, China, anyone? #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I can tell you that the head of Betar in China was Aaron Henkin of Harbin.
He came to the United States in 1945 or 1946. I lost track of him after
that. Betar, for your information, was the Zionist youth group that backed
the Irgun Zvai Leumi.
I do not know about the Jewish community in Harbin in the 1920s, but during
the war, because of the railroad and because the Japanese were relatively
moderate on Jews, the Jewish community added a lot of refugees >from Austria
and Germany.

Hilary Henkin wrote:

Hi, all!
In the early part of the 1900's(and to the 1920's),there apparently was a
thriving Russian (Jewish?) community in Harbin, China. I know it was on
the Siberian railroad route.

Anyone besides me with family >from there?

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA
propper@bellsouth.net
Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH 44120


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Harbin, China, anyone? #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I can tell you that the head of Betar in China was Aaron Henkin of Harbin.
He came to the United States in 1945 or 1946. I lost track of him after
that. Betar, for your information, was the Zionist youth group that backed
the Irgun Zvai Leumi.
I do not know about the Jewish community in Harbin in the 1920s, but during
the war, because of the railroad and because the Japanese were relatively
moderate on Jews, the Jewish community added a lot of refugees >from Austria
and Germany.

Hilary Henkin wrote:

Hi, all!
In the early part of the 1900's(and to the 1920's),there apparently was a
thriving Russian (Jewish?) community in Harbin, China. I know it was on
the Siberian railroad route.

Anyone besides me with family >from there?

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA
propper@bellsouth.net
Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH 44120


Re: Keidan lists #lithuania

Geoffrey Chesler <chesler@...>
 

Dear Ada Greenblatt

I would be very interested to see what you have on the following names:

CHESLER
TSESLER
LIBIOTKY
LYUBIOTKY
LYUBOTKY
LYUBYUTKY

My grandparents in Keidan were Gershon Chesler and Sarah Lebetkin. These
names have been variously transliterated.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Geoffrey Chesler


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Re: Keidan lists #lithuania

Geoffrey Chesler <chesler@...>
 

Dear Ada Greenblatt

I would be very interested to see what you have on the following names:

CHESLER
TSESLER
LIBIOTKY
LYUBIOTKY
LYUBOTKY
LYUBYUTKY

My grandparents in Keidan were Gershon Chesler and Sarah Lebetkin. These
names have been variously transliterated.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Geoffrey Chesler


New Cemetery in Prague-Zizkov data base #general

Erich & Carmen Lewitus <erichl@...>
 

I am building the New Cemetery in Prague-Zizkov data base. See:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~erichl
So, please if you have any tombstone photo with/out the exact location
and what's written on it, I will be glad to added.
erichl@inter.net.il


WEINREB found; Bibo SCHWARTZ sought #general

Marilyn Harelick <mgelman@...>
 

In a joyous phone call last night, neighbor Buchmann spoke with Joseph
Weinreb. He still says that "everyone knows Bibo Schwartz," but we haven't
been able to find Mr. Schwartz yet.

Buchmann's family went >from Germany to Bolivia; With so many people in the
world, it is amazing to be able to find people >from his past. As children,
his siblings were in a Bolivian kinderheim; as a young Jewish adult, he was
in jail (he says for being Jewish - others were there for political
reasons). His family made friends all over South America, and they are not
doing too badly here, either.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Cemetery in Prague-Zizkov data base #general

Erich & Carmen Lewitus <erichl@...>
 

I am building the New Cemetery in Prague-Zizkov data base. See:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~erichl
So, please if you have any tombstone photo with/out the exact location
and what's written on it, I will be glad to added.
erichl@inter.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEINREB found; Bibo SCHWARTZ sought #general

Marilyn Harelick <mgelman@...>
 

In a joyous phone call last night, neighbor Buchmann spoke with Joseph
Weinreb. He still says that "everyone knows Bibo Schwartz," but we haven't
been able to find Mr. Schwartz yet.

Buchmann's family went >from Germany to Bolivia; With so many people in the
world, it is amazing to be able to find people >from his past. As children,
his siblings were in a Bolivian kinderheim; as a young Jewish adult, he was
in jail (he says for being Jewish - others were there for political
reasons). His family made friends all over South America, and they are not
doing too badly here, either.


Last letter through the red Cross #lodz #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Dear Lodzer friends,

I posted at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/searchin/lastltr.htm
the letter, one out of three, which my aunt and my mother received in
Palestine, from
their family captured in Ghetto Gombin, Poland, dated 14 June 1940.
It is a rare document, left by my late father, which I carefully
cherish.

"we are all alive and healthy",
Signed by their own hands:
Gostynski (that is Jakob, my grandfather of Gombin),
Moszek (that is Moshe, my great-grandfather aged over 80, fate is
known... Chelmno!...)
Hewet (that is Jochevet, my grandmother nee' Honigstok >from Kiernozia
and Kutno)
Pinkus (that is my uncle Pinchas, perished in Auschwitz)
Andjia (that is my aunt, wife of Pinkus, nee' Laski of Gombin)

The letter was sent through the Red Cross in Poland.

I wonder if anyone of you knows more about this type
of correspondence and if there is the Red Cross Archive
somewhere, which might keep more letters of this sort, never reached
their destination...


Thank you all, shalom,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Last letter through the red Cross #poland #lodz

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Dear Lodzer friends,

I posted at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/searchin/lastltr.htm
the letter, one out of three, which my aunt and my mother received in
Palestine, from
their family captured in Ghetto Gombin, Poland, dated 14 June 1940.
It is a rare document, left by my late father, which I carefully
cherish.

"we are all alive and healthy",
Signed by their own hands:
Gostynski (that is Jakob, my grandfather of Gombin),
Moszek (that is Moshe, my great-grandfather aged over 80, fate is
known... Chelmno!...)
Hewet (that is Jochevet, my grandmother nee' Honigstok >from Kiernozia
and Kutno)
Pinkus (that is my uncle Pinchas, perished in Auschwitz)
Andjia (that is my aunt, wife of Pinkus, nee' Laski of Gombin)

The letter was sent through the Red Cross in Poland.

I wonder if anyone of you knows more about this type
of correspondence and if there is the Red Cross Archive
somewhere, which might keep more letters of this sort, never reached
their destination...


Thank you all, shalom,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Zabno (Poland) birth records #general

S&E Shamroth <shamroth@...>
 

My ggm and her parents were >from the Zabno which is near Tarnow and Krakow.
I estimate that she was born between 1848 and 1858. I have looked for her
birth records in the LDS films for Tarnow births for this period with no
success. Has anyone searched for Zabnow births in this period and if so,
can they provide guidance. Thanks.

Stephen Shamroth
West Hartford, CT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zabno (Poland) birth records #general

S&E Shamroth <shamroth@...>
 

My ggm and her parents were >from the Zabno which is near Tarnow and Krakow.
I estimate that she was born between 1848 and 1858. I have looked for her
birth records in the LDS films for Tarnow births for this period with no
success. Has anyone searched for Zabnow births in this period and if so,
can they provide guidance. Thanks.

Stephen Shamroth
West Hartford, CT


DAVIS of Toronto #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I have been searching for the DAVIS family of Canada for a year and today
discovered that they moved >from Montreal to Toronto where Isaac Davis died
in 1888 at the age of 82. He had three children, one of whom, Henry Davis,
was the manager of the Crochet and Knitting Specialty. The other two were
David Davis and Mrs. Miller. Henry's son Lionel Davis was a barrister with
the firm of Davis & Mehr. I could not find the firm in the yellow pages so
presumably it is no longer in business. Henry had three other children,
Violet, who was a teacher in the Zionist Jewish Free School, Arthur and
Bertram.

Does anyone have any information about Isaac Davis's descendants?

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch

Searching: Ansell (Holland and England), Lorrimer (Leicester, England),
Sandheim/Sandeman (England)


Re: Need tombstone translation #general

Ofer Cohen <oferco@...>
 

Margarita,
The transcript says:
Here is burried (this is abbreviated in the two distinct letters in the top
of the tombstone)Yehuda Leib
the Hebrew letters "Bet Reish" (which stand for "Son of Reb") Mordechai Tzvi
died on 13 of Iyar 5698 (This is the Hebrew date)
the Hebrew letters: Tav Nun Tzadik Bet Heh" which stand for Tehe Nishmato
Tzrura Bitzror Hakhayim - will his soul be connected to the living ones -
is written on all the Jewish tombstones.
Ofer Cohen
Israel

At 04:25 PM 4/25/00 -0700, margarita hope wrote:
I would be pleased and thankful if a kind Jewishgenner will translate this
tombstone inscription of my grandfather.

http://www.concentric.net/~mbh70/louis.jpg

thank you much!
Margarita Hope
Lakewood, Washington
mbh70@concentric.net
Searching: BARSKY (Kiev); WEISSMAN (Odessa)


Last letter #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Shalom,

I posted at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/searchin/LASTLTR.JPG
the letter, one out of three, which my aunt and my mother received in
Palestine, >from their family captured in Ghetto Gombin, Poland, dated 14
June 1940.
It is a rare document, left by my late father, which I carefully cherish.

"we are all alive and healthy",
Signed by their own hands:
Gostynski (that is Jakob, my grandfather of Gombin),
Moszek (that is Moshe, my great-grandfather aged over 80, fate is
known... Chelmno!...)
Hewet (that is Jochevet, my grandmother nee' Honigstok >from Kiernozia
and Kutno)
Pinkus (that is my uncle Pinchas, perished in Auschwitz)
Andjia (that is my aunt, wife of Pinkus, nee' Laski of Gombin)

The letter was sent through the Red Cross in Poland.

I wonder if anyone of you knows more about this type
of correspondence and if there is the Red Cross Archive
somewhere, which might keep more letters of this sort, never reached
their destination...

Thank you all, shalom,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DAVIS of Toronto #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I have been searching for the DAVIS family of Canada for a year and today
discovered that they moved >from Montreal to Toronto where Isaac Davis died
in 1888 at the age of 82. He had three children, one of whom, Henry Davis,
was the manager of the Crochet and Knitting Specialty. The other two were
David Davis and Mrs. Miller. Henry's son Lionel Davis was a barrister with
the firm of Davis & Mehr. I could not find the firm in the yellow pages so
presumably it is no longer in business. Henry had three other children,
Violet, who was a teacher in the Zionist Jewish Free School, Arthur and
Bertram.

Does anyone have any information about Isaac Davis's descendants?

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch

Searching: Ansell (Holland and England), Lorrimer (Leicester, England),
Sandheim/Sandeman (England)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need tombstone translation #general

Ofer Cohen <oferco@...>
 

Margarita,
The transcript says:
Here is burried (this is abbreviated in the two distinct letters in the top
of the tombstone)Yehuda Leib
the Hebrew letters "Bet Reish" (which stand for "Son of Reb") Mordechai Tzvi
died on 13 of Iyar 5698 (This is the Hebrew date)
the Hebrew letters: Tav Nun Tzadik Bet Heh" which stand for Tehe Nishmato
Tzrura Bitzror Hakhayim - will his soul be connected to the living ones -
is written on all the Jewish tombstones.
Ofer Cohen
Israel

At 04:25 PM 4/25/00 -0700, margarita hope wrote:
I would be pleased and thankful if a kind Jewishgenner will translate this
tombstone inscription of my grandfather.

http://www.concentric.net/~mbh70/louis.jpg

thank you much!
Margarita Hope
Lakewood, Washington
mbh70@concentric.net
Searching: BARSKY (Kiev); WEISSMAN (Odessa)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Last letter #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Shalom,

I posted at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/searchin/LASTLTR.JPG
the letter, one out of three, which my aunt and my mother received in
Palestine, >from their family captured in Ghetto Gombin, Poland, dated 14
June 1940.
It is a rare document, left by my late father, which I carefully cherish.

"we are all alive and healthy",
Signed by their own hands:
Gostynski (that is Jakob, my grandfather of Gombin),
Moszek (that is Moshe, my great-grandfather aged over 80, fate is
known... Chelmno!...)
Hewet (that is Jochevet, my grandmother nee' Honigstok >from Kiernozia
and Kutno)
Pinkus (that is my uncle Pinchas, perished in Auschwitz)
Andjia (that is my aunt, wife of Pinkus, nee' Laski of Gombin)

The letter was sent through the Red Cross in Poland.

I wonder if anyone of you knows more about this type
of correspondence and if there is the Red Cross Archive
somewhere, which might keep more letters of this sort, never reached
their destination...

Thank you all, shalom,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Passenger Arrival #general

Foodphile@...
 

While searching a microfilm for Passenger Arrivals, I believe I found my
great uncle. However, the arrival card was unlike any I've seen before.
It read:
GABBIN, JACOB 17m cr 76634
According to the instruction sheet at the FHC, the procedure is to write to
Immig. & Nat. Service requesting the arrival date and name of vessel. I
understand that the 5 digit number is the number of the Declaration of
Intent. What confuses me is, why is this card part of the arrivals? Could
it be possible that he left the country after filing a Dec. of Intent, and
re-entered under this document??? Thanks for your ideas.
Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
DUNITZ (DONETZ), Kovel, Ukr. SALZMAN, Ukr. KETCHMAN, Ukr. HIRSCH, Grebow,
Pol. LEDER, Ryglice, Pol, TEPPER, Galicia KELLNER, Ostropol, Russia COHEN,
Ostropol, Russia SCHIER (SCHUER), Grybow, Pol. SPERBER, Galicia.
KARTAGENER, Tuchow, Pol. GRUNBERG (GREENBERG) Kishinev.


area code changes #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

We haven't had much discussion here on the genealogical impact
of area code changes. As a recent victim, I thought it time
to speak up!

Changing U.S. area codes can mean, among other things, that your
out-of-town cousins who finally decide to tell you all about
their family get a "wrong number," or that when you try to reach
relatives, their numbers appear to be wrong.

The changeover process is relatively quick: here in Suffolk
County, Long Island, we had six months notice of an impending
change (516 to 631), then a five-month "permissive" period
during which either area code worked. We're now into the
"mandatory" phase: callers who dial 516 get a recording telling
them to dial 631, but soon they'll get the dreaded "You've
reached a nonworking number." (Note that Nassau County--western
Long Island--has retained the 516 area code.)

Area code splits and overlays are occurring at a rapid rate. Some
new area codes for places with large Jewish populations are 240,
267, 347, 443, 646, 732, and 786. Don't recognize them? See
http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/bsy/area.state.html for a listing of
codes by state and http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/bsy/area.html for
a list by number. Another useful site is
http://www.lincmad.com/cities.html
Area code maps at http://www.nanpa.com/ are easy to read, but not
up to the minute.

You may want to check these sites to update your family phone
listings and if you get a "sorry, wrong number" when you dial
mishpacha.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us