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Re: finding a child's grave #general

dmumphre@...
 

I just wanted to share this story with my fellow JewishGenners, since the
subject has come up about finding a child's grave. It's quite a success
story.

When I started my research almost 8 years ago, my mother told me that my
great grandmother mourned for two children that she "lost" up until the day
she died. My dad had no idea what my mother was talking about. I finally
one day drove down to New Orleans and went to the library and did a search
after some deductions of time frame on when these children would have been
born. To my surprise, I found a small article about the passing of a male
child, name included, along with my great grandparents names. He was only
28 days old. The article mentioned the funeral home. Amazingly enough,
since he died in the early 1900's, the funeral home still existed (this was
just about 5 years ago). I went to the funeral home, and asked if they
would still have any records >from that far back. Of course, they didnt,
but gave me directions to what at that time, was the only Jewish cemetery
in New Orleans. My best friend and I walked through that cemetery for only
5 minutes, before I walked up on this child's grave. I was absolutely
elated. It was almost as if someone led me directly to it. I copied down
all the information >from the headstone, since I didnt have a camera with me
at the time, and with that information and a copy of the article >from the
paper, I was able to go to the archives and find a copy of his death
certificate.
With all that, I was able to go home and tell my dad about an uncle he
never knew existed. I guess the moral to my story here, is just whatever
you do, when looking for a child's grave, DONT give up! I'm still
searching for the second child that she supposedly lost, but am beginning
to think that in her old age (she was 89 when she died), that she was
mistaking my grandfather's passing just 3 years earlier for that "other"
child. Good luck!!!

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, LA

Searching: FELDMAN, JACOBS (JACOBOVITZ), GREENBERG, GOLDSTEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: finding a child's grave #general

dmumphre@...
 

I just wanted to share this story with my fellow JewishGenners, since the
subject has come up about finding a child's grave. It's quite a success
story.

When I started my research almost 8 years ago, my mother told me that my
great grandmother mourned for two children that she "lost" up until the day
she died. My dad had no idea what my mother was talking about. I finally
one day drove down to New Orleans and went to the library and did a search
after some deductions of time frame on when these children would have been
born. To my surprise, I found a small article about the passing of a male
child, name included, along with my great grandparents names. He was only
28 days old. The article mentioned the funeral home. Amazingly enough,
since he died in the early 1900's, the funeral home still existed (this was
just about 5 years ago). I went to the funeral home, and asked if they
would still have any records >from that far back. Of course, they didnt,
but gave me directions to what at that time, was the only Jewish cemetery
in New Orleans. My best friend and I walked through that cemetery for only
5 minutes, before I walked up on this child's grave. I was absolutely
elated. It was almost as if someone led me directly to it. I copied down
all the information >from the headstone, since I didnt have a camera with me
at the time, and with that information and a copy of the article >from the
paper, I was able to go to the archives and find a copy of his death
certificate.
With all that, I was able to go home and tell my dad about an uncle he
never knew existed. I guess the moral to my story here, is just whatever
you do, when looking for a child's grave, DONT give up! I'm still
searching for the second child that she supposedly lost, but am beginning
to think that in her old age (she was 89 when she died), that she was
mistaking my grandfather's passing just 3 years earlier for that "other"
child. Good luck!!!

Denise Feldman Mumphrey
Baton Rouge, LA

Searching: FELDMAN, JACOBS (JACOBOVITZ), GREENBERG, GOLDSTEIN


Another translation ... please #general

LaFonn@...
 

Greetings to all,
I would truly appreciate it if some kind soul would be gracious enough
to assist me once again by translating some information inscribed upon a
headstone. An image of the marker can been viewed via the following link.

<A HREF="http://members.aol.com/lafonn/abe.jpg">Click here:
http://members.aol.com/lafonn/henry.jpg</A>
http://members.aol.com/lafonn/henry.jpg

I'm genuinely aware that perhaps I might be viewed as being on the
verge of infringing upon the good nature of my fellow list members >from my
numerous requests for translations. Please be aware that I have made many
concerted efforts to decipher the information myself, but to no avail. Even
though I have studied the JewishGen info file on this subject (if not once,
but a hundred times), reviewed other sources on the WWW, and have printed
up pages and pages of the letter formations for my personal reference, I
just cannot seem to make the conversion. It's sooo frustrating .... yet I
will prevail. Anyway, I thank you all for your thoughtful consideration
and kind generosity with this matter, and with me!
Best regards,
Nancy Gerace


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Another translation ... please #general

LaFonn@...
 

Greetings to all,
I would truly appreciate it if some kind soul would be gracious enough
to assist me once again by translating some information inscribed upon a
headstone. An image of the marker can been viewed via the following link.

<A HREF="http://members.aol.com/lafonn/abe.jpg">Click here:
http://members.aol.com/lafonn/henry.jpg</A>
http://members.aol.com/lafonn/henry.jpg

I'm genuinely aware that perhaps I might be viewed as being on the
verge of infringing upon the good nature of my fellow list members >from my
numerous requests for translations. Please be aware that I have made many
concerted efforts to decipher the information myself, but to no avail. Even
though I have studied the JewishGen info file on this subject (if not once,
but a hundred times), reviewed other sources on the WWW, and have printed
up pages and pages of the letter formations for my personal reference, I
just cannot seem to make the conversion. It's sooo frustrating .... yet I
will prevail. Anyway, I thank you all for your thoughtful consideration
and kind generosity with this matter, and with me!
Best regards,
Nancy Gerace


Lublin Births/Deaths 1870-1875 Now On-Line! #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project (JRI-Poland) is proud to
announce that the first batch of data for the City of Lublin is live and
available for you to search on the JRI-Poland website at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm

Thanks to some very generous contributors, the costs of transcribing this
first batch of data have been covered, and so the data is now publicly
available for your use.

The overall goal of this project is to computerize the indices for the
1870-1898 records for the City of Lublin and then computerize the indices
for all 80 towns with records stored in the Lublin Branch of the Polish
State Archives. We've only just begun, but we're off to a great start!

Here's part of the list of the surnames (A - B) that can be found among
the 7200+ records which were just added to the JRI-Poland database:

ABENSZTAJN, ABRAMOWICZ, ABRAMSON, ACHTMAN, ADLER, ADLERMAN, AJCHEL,
AJDELSBERG, AJGER, AJNCOGER, AJZEN, AKERBERG, AKERLAND, AKERMAN, ALBERT,
ALFABER, ALFABET, ALPERN, ALTKOFER, ALTMAN, ALTSZTAJN, ANSZER, ANYZMAN,
APELBAUM, APELBLAT, APELBOM, APELBROT, APELMAN, APELROT, APELZAFT,
APOFAJKER, ARBAJTMAN, ARBEJTMAN, ARBES, ARBESFELD, ARENBRODT, ARENSZTAJN,
ASATANOWICZ, ASPIS, ASZKENAZE, ASZKENAZY, ATLAS, AUFSZLAG, BACH, BACHMAN,
BAD, BADT, BAJCZSZMAJSER, BAJKO, BAKFEN, BAKOFEN, BAKOWEN, BALTER, BANBLIT,
BAND, BANK, BARAN, BARBANEL, BARD, BARENGOLC/BARENHOLC, BARNGOLC/BARNHOLC,
BAS, BAUM, BECHER, BECHERBLIT, BEJTMAN, BEK, BEKERMAN, BELC, BELDZ, BEMER,
BENCZMAN, BENDEL, BENDYT, BERAJTER, BERBSFISZ, BERENBAUM,
BERENGOLC/BERENHOLC, BERENSZTAJN, BERENZAFT, BERGER, BERGOLC/BERHOLC,
BERGRYN, BERGZEL, BERLAND, BERLANT, BERLINER, BERLINSKI, BERMAN,
BERNGOLC/BERNHOLC, BERNSZTAJN, BERNZAFT, BERSZTEL, BERTGOLC/BERTHOLC, BES,
BESZER, BESZLAG, BESZLAK, BETMAN, BIALOWICZ, BIBERGAJL, BIBERGAL, BIBERGEL,
BIBERMAN, BIDERGAJM, BIDERMAN, BIGMAN, BILET, BIMSZTAJN, BINDER,
BINDERMAJSTER, BINSZTON, BIRENCWAJG, BIRENCWEJG, BIRLICH, BIRMAN,
BIRSZTAJN, BITERMAN, BITMAN, BLAJCH, BLAJCHMAN, BLAJER, BLAJT, BLAJWAJS,
BLAT, BLAUFELD, BLAUSZTAJN, BLAWAJS, BLECHMAN, BLEJCHMAN, BLEJT, BLILAN,
BLIMEL, BLIMELS, BLINDMAN, BLISZTAJN, BLONES, BLUFARB, BLUMBERG, BLUMEL,
BLUMELBERG, BLUMEN, BLUMENBERG, BLUMENGOLD, BLUMENKRANC, BLUMENSZTAJN,
BLUMENSZTOK, BLUMER, BLUMSZTAJN, BLUSZTAJN, BLUTMAN, BLUZAJD, BLUZAJT,
BLUZAND, BLUZWIREN, BODER, BOIM, BOJM, BOJMBLIT, BOMB, BOMGAJL, BOMGARTEN,
BOMSZTEJN, BORENSZTAJN, BORMAN, BORNBAUM, BORNGOLC/BORNHOLC, BORNSZTAJN,
BORNZAFT, BORUCHOWICZ, BOUCHT, BRAF, BRAFMAN, BRAJER, BRAJERMAN, BRAJLBRYK,
BRAJN, BRAJPER, BRAJTBRYCH, BRAJTBRYK, BRAJTENBARD, BRAJTENBART,
BRAJTENBERG, BRAJTER, BRAJTMAN, BRAND, BRANDLEDER, BRANTBRYK, BRATENBROT,
BRAUMAN, BRAUN, BRAUNSZTAJN, BRAUNSZTEJN, BRAWERMAN, BRAWMAN, BREJS,
BRENER, BRENMAN, BRETMAN, BROCHSZTAJN, BROD, BRODAK, BRODMANOWICZ, BRODT,
BROJTMAN, BROMBERG, BRONER, BRONES, BRONLEDER, BRONSZTAJN, BRUKSZTAJN,
BRUMBERG, BRUNSZTAJN, BRUSTMAN, BRYFMAN, BRYL, BRYNER, BRYNGOLC/BRYNHOLC,
BRYNMAN, BRYNSZTAJN, BRYSTMAN, BUCHBLETER, BUIANER, BULC, BURANEK,
BURSZTYN, ...

For more information regarding the Lublin Archives Project please contact,
Robinn Magid, project coordinator, at RobinnM@....

Please feel free to contact me with a success story!

Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland
RobinnM@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lublin Births/Deaths 1870-1875 Now On-Line! #general

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project (JRI-Poland) is proud to
announce that the first batch of data for the City of Lublin is live and
available for you to search on the JRI-Poland website at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm

Thanks to some very generous contributors, the costs of transcribing this
first batch of data have been covered, and so the data is now publicly
available for your use.

The overall goal of this project is to computerize the indices for the
1870-1898 records for the City of Lublin and then computerize the indices
for all 80 towns with records stored in the Lublin Branch of the Polish
State Archives. We've only just begun, but we're off to a great start!

Here's part of the list of the surnames (A - B) that can be found among
the 7200+ records which were just added to the JRI-Poland database:

ABENSZTAJN, ABRAMOWICZ, ABRAMSON, ACHTMAN, ADLER, ADLERMAN, AJCHEL,
AJDELSBERG, AJGER, AJNCOGER, AJZEN, AKERBERG, AKERLAND, AKERMAN, ALBERT,
ALFABER, ALFABET, ALPERN, ALTKOFER, ALTMAN, ALTSZTAJN, ANSZER, ANYZMAN,
APELBAUM, APELBLAT, APELBOM, APELBROT, APELMAN, APELROT, APELZAFT,
APOFAJKER, ARBAJTMAN, ARBEJTMAN, ARBES, ARBESFELD, ARENBRODT, ARENSZTAJN,
ASATANOWICZ, ASPIS, ASZKENAZE, ASZKENAZY, ATLAS, AUFSZLAG, BACH, BACHMAN,
BAD, BADT, BAJCZSZMAJSER, BAJKO, BAKFEN, BAKOFEN, BAKOWEN, BALTER, BANBLIT,
BAND, BANK, BARAN, BARBANEL, BARD, BARENGOLC/BARENHOLC, BARNGOLC/BARNHOLC,
BAS, BAUM, BECHER, BECHERBLIT, BEJTMAN, BEK, BEKERMAN, BELC, BELDZ, BEMER,
BENCZMAN, BENDEL, BENDYT, BERAJTER, BERBSFISZ, BERENBAUM,
BERENGOLC/BERENHOLC, BERENSZTAJN, BERENZAFT, BERGER, BERGOLC/BERHOLC,
BERGRYN, BERGZEL, BERLAND, BERLANT, BERLINER, BERLINSKI, BERMAN,
BERNGOLC/BERNHOLC, BERNSZTAJN, BERNZAFT, BERSZTEL, BERTGOLC/BERTHOLC, BES,
BESZER, BESZLAG, BESZLAK, BETMAN, BIALOWICZ, BIBERGAJL, BIBERGAL, BIBERGEL,
BIBERMAN, BIDERGAJM, BIDERMAN, BIGMAN, BILET, BIMSZTAJN, BINDER,
BINDERMAJSTER, BINSZTON, BIRENCWAJG, BIRENCWEJG, BIRLICH, BIRMAN,
BIRSZTAJN, BITERMAN, BITMAN, BLAJCH, BLAJCHMAN, BLAJER, BLAJT, BLAJWAJS,
BLAT, BLAUFELD, BLAUSZTAJN, BLAWAJS, BLECHMAN, BLEJCHMAN, BLEJT, BLILAN,
BLIMEL, BLIMELS, BLINDMAN, BLISZTAJN, BLONES, BLUFARB, BLUMBERG, BLUMEL,
BLUMELBERG, BLUMEN, BLUMENBERG, BLUMENGOLD, BLUMENKRANC, BLUMENSZTAJN,
BLUMENSZTOK, BLUMER, BLUMSZTAJN, BLUSZTAJN, BLUTMAN, BLUZAJD, BLUZAJT,
BLUZAND, BLUZWIREN, BODER, BOIM, BOJM, BOJMBLIT, BOMB, BOMGAJL, BOMGARTEN,
BOMSZTEJN, BORENSZTAJN, BORMAN, BORNBAUM, BORNGOLC/BORNHOLC, BORNSZTAJN,
BORNZAFT, BORUCHOWICZ, BOUCHT, BRAF, BRAFMAN, BRAJER, BRAJERMAN, BRAJLBRYK,
BRAJN, BRAJPER, BRAJTBRYCH, BRAJTBRYK, BRAJTENBARD, BRAJTENBART,
BRAJTENBERG, BRAJTER, BRAJTMAN, BRAND, BRANDLEDER, BRANTBRYK, BRATENBROT,
BRAUMAN, BRAUN, BRAUNSZTAJN, BRAUNSZTEJN, BRAWERMAN, BRAWMAN, BREJS,
BRENER, BRENMAN, BRETMAN, BROCHSZTAJN, BROD, BRODAK, BRODMANOWICZ, BRODT,
BROJTMAN, BROMBERG, BRONER, BRONES, BRONLEDER, BRONSZTAJN, BRUKSZTAJN,
BRUMBERG, BRUNSZTAJN, BRUSTMAN, BRYFMAN, BRYL, BRYNER, BRYNGOLC/BRYNHOLC,
BRYNMAN, BRYNSZTAJN, BRYSTMAN, BUCHBLETER, BUIANER, BULC, BURANEK,
BURSZTYN, ...

For more information regarding the Lublin Archives Project please contact,
Robinn Magid, project coordinator, at RobinnM@....

Please feel free to contact me with a success story!

Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland
RobinnM@...


Re: Indexing Records Complete for Belchatow!!! #general

Seflaum@...
 

To the Belchatow Team:

Dr Lester Bilsky (Arkansas, USA), Miriam S. Deitcher (Ohio, USA), Pawel
Brunon Dorman (Warsaw, Poalnd), Alan Frishman (New York, USA), Jenny Jackson
(Victoria, Australia), Roni Seibel Liebowitz (New York, USA), and Steve
Rabinowitz, MD (New York, USA)

Congratulations on a job well done! All of you deserve much appreciation for
your efforts. Because of your work, just yesterday I found a major clue for
another researcher, possibly solving a 10-year-old mystery!

Thanks again >from all of us researching this region.
Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Indexing Records Complete for Belchatow!!! #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

To the Belchatow Team:

Dr Lester Bilsky (Arkansas, USA), Miriam S. Deitcher (Ohio, USA), Pawel
Brunon Dorman (Warsaw, Poalnd), Alan Frishman (New York, USA), Jenny Jackson
(Victoria, Australia), Roni Seibel Liebowitz (New York, USA), and Steve
Rabinowitz, MD (New York, USA)

Congratulations on a job well done! All of you deserve much appreciation for
your efforts. Because of your work, just yesterday I found a major clue for
another researcher, possibly solving a 10-year-old mystery!

Thanks again >from all of us researching this region.
Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


gustav HANAUER from Kriegern #general

Sandy Bursten <sandybee@...>
 

I have an application for Social Security form for Gustav Adolf HANAUER,
who turns out to be unrelated to my HANAUERs, who are >from Baden.
DOB: 17 March 1893
Birthplace: Kriegern, Bohemia
Location in 1936: Chicago
Parents' names and other info appears on the form. Does this belong to
anyone out there?
Sandy Bursten, Irvine, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen gustav HANAUER from Kriegern #general

Sandy Bursten <sandybee@...>
 

I have an application for Social Security form for Gustav Adolf HANAUER,
who turns out to be unrelated to my HANAUERs, who are >from Baden.
DOB: 17 March 1893
Birthplace: Kriegern, Bohemia
Location in 1936: Chicago
Parents' names and other info appears on the form. Does this belong to
anyone out there?
Sandy Bursten, Irvine, CA


Attn: Bukovina / Bukowina / Bucovina Researchers #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

The Independent Bukovinaer Young Men's and Young Ladies' Benevolent
Society was founded in 1906. Now, 94 years later, their 40th, 45th,
and 50th Anniversary Journals have been placed on the JewishGen
ShtetLinks web site, in their entirety. Use the convenient links to
this page >from either the Radauti, Romania, or Sadagura, Ukraine, web
sites, or go directly to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/radauti/bukovinaer.html

Many thanks to Joel Rudich <jsrudich@...> son of Past
President, Sigmund Rudich, for donating these Journals >from his
personal collection.
Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
RADAUTZ: http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/radauti/radautz.html
SADGURA: http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/sadgura/sadgura.html
Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN - Radauti, Bukowina, Romania
BRUCKER/BRUKER - Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER - Okup, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Attn: Bukovina / Bukowina / Bucovina Researchers #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

The Independent Bukovinaer Young Men's and Young Ladies' Benevolent
Society was founded in 1906. Now, 94 years later, their 40th, 45th,
and 50th Anniversary Journals have been placed on the JewishGen
ShtetLinks web site, in their entirety. Use the convenient links to
this page >from either the Radauti, Romania, or Sadagura, Ukraine, web
sites, or go directly to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/radauti/bukovinaer.html

Many thanks to Joel Rudich <jsrudich@...> son of Past
President, Sigmund Rudich, for donating these Journals >from his
personal collection.
Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
RADAUTZ: http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/radauti/radautz.html
SADGURA: http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/sadgura/sadgura.html
Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN - Radauti, Bukowina, Romania
BRUCKER/BRUKER - Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER - Okup, Ukraine


e-mail from CHAIM MANASTER to Group 18th Feb 2000 #lodz #poland

J. Terry <jterry@...>
 

Dear Chaim Manaster

I have just discovered that one of my Polish Relatives, had the surname of
FRYDMAN. I notice that your email dated 18th Feb 2000, under Researching:,
states that you are researching this surname, also. Please could you supply
me with your private e-mail address, which I do not have, in order that I
might send you the relevant information on this FRYDMAN Relative.

Many thanks

DIANA TERRY - ADELAIDE - SOUTH AUSTRALIA

jterry@...

I am researching: BERLINER - FRYDMAN -WECHSLER/WEKSLER >from WARSAW, LODZ
and CZESTOCHOWA, Poland/Russia
Also JONGEROVSKY/JEZIOROWSKI >from CZESTOCHOWA, Poland Russia and in the USA.
WECHSLER/WEKSLER >from BUENOS AIRES, Argentina


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland e-mail from CHAIM MANASTER to Group 18th Feb 2000 #lodz #poland

J. Terry <jterry@...>
 

Dear Chaim Manaster

I have just discovered that one of my Polish Relatives, had the surname of
FRYDMAN. I notice that your email dated 18th Feb 2000, under Researching:,
states that you are researching this surname, also. Please could you supply
me with your private e-mail address, which I do not have, in order that I
might send you the relevant information on this FRYDMAN Relative.

Many thanks

DIANA TERRY - ADELAIDE - SOUTH AUSTRALIA

jterry@...

I am researching: BERLINER - FRYDMAN -WECHSLER/WEKSLER >from WARSAW, LODZ
and CZESTOCHOWA, Poland/Russia
Also JONGEROVSKY/JEZIOROWSKI >from CZESTOCHOWA, Poland Russia and in the USA.
WECHSLER/WEKSLER >from BUENOS AIRES, Argentina


Re: Warszawa #warsaw #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I have spoken in a Remembrance Assembly to the martyrs of Treblinka in the last
Yom Ha'Shoa. You can find the translation in my web page -
This includes a whole chapter about Warsaw, read at:

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/neum2.htm


Shalom,

Ada Holtzman

Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/
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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Warszawa #warsaw #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I have spoken in a Remembrance Assembly to the martyrs of Treblinka in the last
Yom Ha'Shoa. You can find the translation in my web page -
This includes a whole chapter about Warsaw, read at:

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/neum2.htm


Shalom,

Ada Holtzman

Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/
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Restaurant in Warsaw ca 1920s-1930s #warsaw #poland

horenstn@...
 

My great great uncle, Chaim Blum, and his wife, Necha Mida Blum, who
originally were >from Wyszk=F3w, owned and operated a restaurant located a=
t

26 Franciszkanska Street in Warsaw. Unlike the majority of people in my

family, they did not emigrate to the Americas. All attempts to
determine their fate have been unsuccessful to date, although one can
probably predict what transpired. I was wondering whether anyone knew of

them or their restaurant. If so, please contact me. Meanwhile, I pass
on a recollection >from my aunt, also >from Wyszk=F3w, that deals with
visiting her great uncle for the first time at age 6. I hope that you
enjoy reading it as much as I.

"A day in the life of a 6 year old in the City of Warsaw, Poland....

"My father was taking me into Varsha to have my eyes examined at a
reputable optometrist because I had been suffering with bouts of
conjunctivitis. The examination was scary ...I recall laying on this
table with huge lights penetrating my eyes. However, I was promised a
visit to Uncle Chaim's restaurant and living quarters and so I held back

my anxiety with thoughts of the reward. By the way - it was nothing very

serious. The doctor advised my parents to apply Tea Bags (which at that
time we had to make ourselves out of cheese cloth and brewed tea)...and
that helped enormously.

"When I arrived at the restaurant, I was enchanted and enthralled. There

were several stories of private rooms...all very PLUSH, curtained and
private...I was overwhelmed. As I think back now, it would qualify as
Bordello stuff. It was several blocks >from the main train station
(Varshaver Gazal) and therefore catered to a big transient crowd. Oh -
for the innocence of those years. We then went to the top floor where my

Uncle and Aunt had their living quarters. It was sort of a penthouse
effect. The furnishings were very elaborate and left me aghast. And for
the first time in my life at 6, I was introduced to a lavatory that
flushed the water down with the yank of a chain. This to me was a
miracle. Since no one in hhe town of Vyshkova had any running water, let

alone in the bathroom. We had to get water by using the Pumps in the
middle of the street - where we filled the buckets. Lucky we were near
the river for laundry and bathing.

"Then came the excitement of a crystal box with earphones. I adjusted
the earphones to my head and with a click out came the most beautiful
music - my first time listening to a radio. I did not want to leave the
magic of this moment and now 73 years later, I can still feel the
excitement of that moment.

"There are many more wonderful times in my young life in Poland that
keep flitting around in my mind and I will try to write them down...it
does give me some pleasure to reminisce."



--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Western Maryland College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
horenstn@...
410.857.2521
410.857.2729 (FAX)
http://www.wmdc.edu/HTMLpages/Academics/Psychology/hik.html


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Restaurant in Warsaw ca 1920s-1930s #warsaw #poland

horenstn@...
 

My great great uncle, Chaim Blum, and his wife, Necha Mida Blum, who
originally were >from Wyszk=F3w, owned and operated a restaurant located a=
t

26 Franciszkanska Street in Warsaw. Unlike the majority of people in my

family, they did not emigrate to the Americas. All attempts to
determine their fate have been unsuccessful to date, although one can
probably predict what transpired. I was wondering whether anyone knew of

them or their restaurant. If so, please contact me. Meanwhile, I pass
on a recollection >from my aunt, also >from Wyszk=F3w, that deals with
visiting her great uncle for the first time at age 6. I hope that you
enjoy reading it as much as I.

"A day in the life of a 6 year old in the City of Warsaw, Poland....

"My father was taking me into Varsha to have my eyes examined at a
reputable optometrist because I had been suffering with bouts of
conjunctivitis. The examination was scary ...I recall laying on this
table with huge lights penetrating my eyes. However, I was promised a
visit to Uncle Chaim's restaurant and living quarters and so I held back

my anxiety with thoughts of the reward. By the way - it was nothing very

serious. The doctor advised my parents to apply Tea Bags (which at that
time we had to make ourselves out of cheese cloth and brewed tea)...and
that helped enormously.

"When I arrived at the restaurant, I was enchanted and enthralled. There

were several stories of private rooms...all very PLUSH, curtained and
private...I was overwhelmed. As I think back now, it would qualify as
Bordello stuff. It was several blocks >from the main train station
(Varshaver Gazal) and therefore catered to a big transient crowd. Oh -
for the innocence of those years. We then went to the top floor where my

Uncle and Aunt had their living quarters. It was sort of a penthouse
effect. The furnishings were very elaborate and left me aghast. And for
the first time in my life at 6, I was introduced to a lavatory that
flushed the water down with the yank of a chain. This to me was a
miracle. Since no one in hhe town of Vyshkova had any running water, let

alone in the bathroom. We had to get water by using the Pumps in the
middle of the street - where we filled the buckets. Lucky we were near
the river for laundry and bathing.

"Then came the excitement of a crystal box with earphones. I adjusted
the earphones to my head and with a click out came the most beautiful
music - my first time listening to a radio. I did not want to leave the
magic of this moment and now 73 years later, I can still feel the
excitement of that moment.

"There are many more wonderful times in my young life in Poland that
keep flitting around in my mind and I will try to write them down...it
does give me some pleasure to reminisce."



--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Western Maryland College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
horenstn@...
410.857.2521
410.857.2729 (FAX)
http://www.wmdc.edu/HTMLpages/Academics/Psychology/hik.html


The Jews of Lithuania Website #lithuania

Debbie Berliner <berliner@...>
 

I just received the latest issue of "Jerusalem of Lithuania", the newspaper
of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, and on the back page is an invitation
from the community to visit its new website. "The Jews of Lithuania" was
presented in Vilnius on 3 May, and is part of a project dedicated to the
1000th anniversary of Lithuanian culture.

The exhibition is divided into five different categories:
1) Past
2) Language
3) Religious traditions
4) Synagogues
5) Vilnius - Jerusalem of Lithuania
6) Attempts to revive Jewish life in Lithuania.
Each of these categories also has its own subcategories.

Check out this virtual exhibition at

http://litvakai.mch.mii.lt/index.en.htm, for an English "tour". The site
also is presented in Lithuanian.

Debbie Berliner
Fortuna, California


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Jews of Lithuania Website #lithuania

Debbie Berliner <berliner@...>
 

I just received the latest issue of "Jerusalem of Lithuania", the newspaper
of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, and on the back page is an invitation
from the community to visit its new website. "The Jews of Lithuania" was
presented in Vilnius on 3 May, and is part of a project dedicated to the
1000th anniversary of Lithuanian culture.

The exhibition is divided into five different categories:
1) Past
2) Language
3) Religious traditions
4) Synagogues
5) Vilnius - Jerusalem of Lithuania
6) Attempts to revive Jewish life in Lithuania.
Each of these categories also has its own subcategories.

Check out this virtual exhibition at

http://litvakai.mch.mii.lt/index.en.htm, for an English "tour". The site
also is presented in Lithuanian.

Debbie Berliner
Fortuna, California