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Using Wikipedia As a Research Tool #hungary

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear Genners,

For those of you researching ancestral towns and villages in parts of the
former Austro-Hungarian empire, I highly recommend using the Hungarian
Wikipedia. Simply go to www.wikipedia.hu, and type in names of villages and
townships at the vacant rubric on the left side of the screen. Then press
"kereses" and view a list of results for the name entered.

By clicking one of the entries yielded, one gets to a short passage which
includes former names in languages such as German, Romanian, Slovak and
Latin, other than the Hungarian one.

Even if you don't speak Hungarian, you can still harness it as a useful tool
if you ever come across an unknown ancestral village.

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Using Wikipedia As a Research Tool #hungary

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear Genners,

For those of you researching ancestral towns and villages in parts of the
former Austro-Hungarian empire, I highly recommend using the Hungarian
Wikipedia. Simply go to www.wikipedia.hu, and type in names of villages and
townships at the vacant rubric on the left side of the screen. Then press
"kereses" and view a list of results for the name entered.

By clicking one of the entries yielded, one gets to a short passage which
includes former names in languages such as German, Romanian, Slovak and
Latin, other than the Hungarian one.

Even if you don't speak Hungarian, you can still harness it as a useful tool
if you ever come across an unknown ancestral village.

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Peter SALZER from Switzerland #hungary

pollinia@...
 

Dear Genners,

In 2004 throughout 2006, Peter SALZER >from Switzerland posted several messages on the RadixIndex forum, looking for Livia TANZER >from Israel. I came across his message a few weeks ago, and since I was in touch with the woman he was looking for, tried contacting him unsuccessfully, including his university e-mail address.

If any of you knows him, please relay this message to him.

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel

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Hungary SIG #Hungary Peter SALZER from Switzerland #hungary

pollinia@...
 

Dear Genners,

In 2004 throughout 2006, Peter SALZER >from Switzerland posted several messages on the RadixIndex forum, looking for Livia TANZER >from Israel. I came across his message a few weeks ago, and since I was in touch with the woman he was looking for, tried contacting him unsuccessfully, including his university e-mail address.

If any of you knows him, please relay this message to him.

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel

Moderator: Off-list, please.


Bracha Kidron-Gewirz of Kibbutz Gazit #galicia

Barbara Musikar
 

I am trying to locate Bracha KIDRON-GEWIRZ or any of her descendents.
Bracha was a member of Kibbutz Gazit in the 1980s when she wrote a
memorial in honor of her grandmother, Pesia Feige YOEL, in the
Mikulince Yizkor Book. Bracha was the daughter of Aharon Wolf GEWIRZ.

My grandfather's brother, Judah Meir RUBIN, of Strusow was married
to Miriam GEWIRZ of Mikulince about 1876. Judah Meir and Miriam were
born circa 1855. As far as I know they had four surviving children
out of six offspring, Nuchem Joel 1877, Baruch 1886, Ettie 1888 and
Sender 1891. Uncle Judah was still alive in 1925 when his sister,
Roza RUBIN PADWA left for the U. S. His son, Baruch, may have been
the Baruch RUBIN mentioned in the Mikulince Yizkor Book as perishing
in the Shoah.

Any help in locating Bracha or her descendents would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Barbara Rubin Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bracha Kidron-Gewirz of Kibbutz Gazit #galicia

Barbara Musikar
 

I am trying to locate Bracha KIDRON-GEWIRZ or any of her descendents.
Bracha was a member of Kibbutz Gazit in the 1980s when she wrote a
memorial in honor of her grandmother, Pesia Feige YOEL, in the
Mikulince Yizkor Book. Bracha was the daughter of Aharon Wolf GEWIRZ.

My grandfather's brother, Judah Meir RUBIN, of Strusow was married
to Miriam GEWIRZ of Mikulince about 1876. Judah Meir and Miriam were
born circa 1855. As far as I know they had four surviving children
out of six offspring, Nuchem Joel 1877, Baruch 1886, Ettie 1888 and
Sender 1891. Uncle Judah was still alive in 1925 when his sister,
Roza RUBIN PADWA left for the U. S. His son, Baruch, may have been
the Baruch RUBIN mentioned in the Mikulince Yizkor Book as perishing
in the Shoah.

Any help in locating Bracha or her descendents would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Barbara Rubin Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL


Volunteer Copy Editor Needed for The Galitzianer #galicia

Edward Goldstein <editor.TheGalitzianer@...>
 

The Galitzianer needs a copy editor.

The work requires a few hours four times a year (late Jan, Apr, Jul
and Oct).

Here's a brief job description:
-- Proofreads copy for The Galitzianer and makes corrections as
needed.
-- Experience with, and/or ability to look up, Polish and Ukrainian
place names a must.
-- Consults with the editor on style and format of articles.
-- Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and its formatting functions.
-- Experience editing or teaching English composition highly
desirable.
-- Must have a fairly new computer (Windows or Mac) with email
access, broadband preferred.
-- Must be patient with the editor.

Please write me off-line if you are interested
(editor.TheGalitzianer@verizon.net).

Edward Goldstein
Editor, The Galitzianer


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Volunteer Copy Editor Needed for The Galitzianer #galicia

Edward Goldstein <editor.TheGalitzianer@...>
 

The Galitzianer needs a copy editor.

The work requires a few hours four times a year (late Jan, Apr, Jul
and Oct).

Here's a brief job description:
-- Proofreads copy for The Galitzianer and makes corrections as
needed.
-- Experience with, and/or ability to look up, Polish and Ukrainian
place names a must.
-- Consults with the editor on style and format of articles.
-- Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and its formatting functions.
-- Experience editing or teaching English composition highly
desirable.
-- Must have a fairly new computer (Windows or Mac) with email
access, broadband preferred.
-- Must be patient with the editor.

Please write me off-line if you are interested
(editor.TheGalitzianer@verizon.net).

Edward Goldstein
Editor, The Galitzianer


family names #ukraine

Jerry Greenberg <jagtrader@...>
 

Genners,

I thought my family, Stariy, Dizhur, Chudnoffsky, were >from Odessa and hired
Galina to do a search of the Odessa Archives. She found some records of
children's births, bris, etc. but determined that the family actually lived
in the Zvenigorodka area. Does anybody know how I can get in touch with
someone to research these archives?

Thanks,

Jerry Greenberg
Houston, Texas
jagtrader@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine family names #ukraine

Jerry Greenberg <jagtrader@...>
 

Genners,

I thought my family, Stariy, Dizhur, Chudnoffsky, were >from Odessa and hired
Galina to do a search of the Odessa Archives. She found some records of
children's births, bris, etc. but determined that the family actually lived
in the Zvenigorodka area. Does anybody know how I can get in touch with
someone to research these archives?

Thanks,

Jerry Greenberg
Houston, Texas
jagtrader@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately.


New Holocaust records added at JewishGen #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half a million new
records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database at:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union who were
evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the Flossenberg
Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include Jews from
Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and surrounding
areas in 1940-42 collected during the German occupation, containing,
in some cases, extensive information about family, occupation, and
education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine
who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on
the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp in
Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner exchange. Most
held passports >from countries in North and South America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these possible, especially
Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and Mike Kalt, and to
Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of over 100
datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and
survivors. It can be searched at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Warren Blatt JewishGen Editor-in-Chief <wblatt@jewishgen.org>


German SIG #Germany New Holocaust records added at JewishGen #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half a million new
records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database at:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union who were
evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the Flossenberg
Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include Jews from
Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and surrounding
areas in 1940-42 collected during the German occupation, containing,
in some cases, extensive information about family, occupation, and
education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine
who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on
the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp in
Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner exchange. Most
held passports >from countries in North and South America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these possible, especially
Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and Mike Kalt, and to
Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of over 100
datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and
survivors. It can be searched at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Warren Blatt JewishGen Editor-in-Chief <wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Holocaust Data Base #courland #latvia

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half a million new
records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union who were
evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the Flossenberg
Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include Jews from
Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and surrounding
areas in 1940-42 collected during the German occupation, containing,
in some cases, extensive information about family, occupation, and
education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine
who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on
the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp in
Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner exchange. Most
held passports >from countries in North and South America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these possible, especially
Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and Mike Kalt, and to
Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of over 100
datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and
survivors. It can be searched at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Holocaust Data Base #courland #latvia

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half a million new
records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union who were
evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the Flossenberg
Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include Jews from
Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and surrounding
areas in 1940-42 collected during the German occupation, containing,
in some cases, extensive information about family, occupation, and
education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine
who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on
the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp in
Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner exchange. Most
held passports >from countries in North and South America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these possible, especially
Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and Mike Kalt, and to
Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of over 100
datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and
survivors. It can be searched at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Holocaust Data Base #southafrica

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half a million new
records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union who were
evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the Flossenberg
Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include Jews from
Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and surrounding
areas in 1940-42 collected during the German occupation, containing,
in some cases, extensive information about family, occupation, and
education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine
who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on
the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp in
Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner exchange. Most
held passports >from countries in North and South America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these possible, especially
Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and Mike Kalt, and to
Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of over 100
datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and
survivors. It can be searched at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Cape Jewish Chronicle #southafrica

Bubbles Segall <Bubbles.Segall@...>
 

The Cape Jewish Chronicle has just published its 250th edition and is now
online. You can find it at http://cjc.org.za

Bubbles Segall


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Holocaust Data Base #southafrica

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of half a million new
records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

There are eight new datasets:

* Jewish Refugees in Tashkent:
Data on 152,000 Jewish refugees >from the Soviet Union who were
evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan in 1941-1942.

* Claims Conference - Hungary:
List of over 135,000 Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Claims Conference - Romania
List of over 140,000 Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on
Jewish Material claims Against Germany, whose names appear in records
held in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

* Flossenberg Prisoner Lists:
Data on over 18,334 prisoners interned in the Flossenberg
Concentration Camp in Germany. The prisoners include Jews from
Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

* Polish medical questionnaires:
Data on 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and surrounding
areas in 1940-42 collected during the German occupation, containing,
in some cases, extensive information about family, occupation, and
education.

* Who Perished on the Struma?
Data on more than 700 Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine
who perished when the Struma sank.

* Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald:
Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors >from Buchenwald concentration camp.

* The Twentieth Train:
Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on
the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

* Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
Data on 200 Jews who arrived at the UNNRA refugee camp in
Philippeville, Algeria in 1945 as part of a prisoner exchange. Most
held passports >from countries in North and South America.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have made these possible, especially
Joyce Field, project coordinators Nolan Altman and Mike Kalt, and to
Peter Lande, Rabbi Shalom Bronstein, and Samuel Aroni.

The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of over 100
datasets, containing 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and
survivors. It can be searched at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Cape Jewish Chronicle #southafrica

Bubbles Segall <Bubbles.Segall@...>
 

The Cape Jewish Chronicle has just published its 250th edition and is now
online. You can find it at http://cjc.org.za

Bubbles Segall


Re: Max Peisach #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I have now been put in touch with Max Peisach and want to thank all of the
helpful people who responded to my inquiry.

All the best,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: Max Peisach #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I have now been put in touch with Max Peisach and want to thank all of the
helpful people who responded to my inquiry.

All the best,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net