Date   

Crown rabbis #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Avrohom Krauss has raised some interesting questions about the nature of
the Russian Crown rabbi vs the Austrian Kehilla rabbis. While there may
have been ome similarities in the selection process of the Chief Rabbi
of the Galician Kehilla, the real power in Galicia lay in the local or
district Kehilla. It was the local Kehilla rabbi that affected the
daily lives of individuals and families. Matters of kashrut and other
religious issues were decided locally by the Rabbi, Bet Din and the
elders or scholars. Frankly, I would have to research more deeply to
establish the differences between Russia and Austria. Rather than
thinking in comparative terms. I think I would rather focus on learning
more about the Austro-Hungarian system.

As Avrohom suggests, some of the local Kehilla rabbis were, indeed, out
of step with the people in their districts. I noted in my remarks that
in one town, Rzeszow to be specific, a memoir I have read, described
how, for a time, a non-Chassidic rabbi became the official rabbi. He
was ignored. Each of the Chassidic groups simply proceeded as though he
weren't in office. He finally resigned and the Kehilla selected someone
more in tune with the majority of the community. If you read the yizkor
books for the general background that they usually contain, there is
invariably some material about the Kehilla and the local rabbis who were
well known. Buried in this kind of material is usually some
explanation of how things worked locally. On the other hand, the
records themselves would speak volumes about the organization of the
Kehillot. It would be interesting to hear >from anyone who has actually
read through some of the material in the Lviv Archives.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Crown rabbis #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Avrohom Krauss has raised some interesting questions about the nature of
the Russian Crown rabbi vs the Austrian Kehilla rabbis. While there may
have been ome similarities in the selection process of the Chief Rabbi
of the Galician Kehilla, the real power in Galicia lay in the local or
district Kehilla. It was the local Kehilla rabbi that affected the
daily lives of individuals and families. Matters of kashrut and other
religious issues were decided locally by the Rabbi, Bet Din and the
elders or scholars. Frankly, I would have to research more deeply to
establish the differences between Russia and Austria. Rather than
thinking in comparative terms. I think I would rather focus on learning
more about the Austro-Hungarian system.

As Avrohom suggests, some of the local Kehilla rabbis were, indeed, out
of step with the people in their districts. I noted in my remarks that
in one town, Rzeszow to be specific, a memoir I have read, described
how, for a time, a non-Chassidic rabbi became the official rabbi. He
was ignored. Each of the Chassidic groups simply proceeded as though he
weren't in office. He finally resigned and the Kehilla selected someone
more in tune with the majority of the community. If you read the yizkor
books for the general background that they usually contain, there is
invariably some material about the Kehilla and the local rabbis who were
well known. Buried in this kind of material is usually some
explanation of how things worked locally. On the other hand, the
records themselves would speak volumes about the organization of the
Kehillot. It would be interesting to hear >from anyone who has actually
read through some of the material in the Lviv Archives.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


February 2001 update for Yizkor Book Project #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

February 2001 update for Yizkor Book Project

How do our wonderful volunteers do it month after month? On the one
hand, we have our donors who contribute translations of yizkor books
and on the other hand, we have our html staff who turn those
translations into magnificent web pages. To all of them my heartiest
congratulations for their amazing work and their dedication to
unlocking the wonders of the yizkor books by translating them into
English so they will accessible to a wider audience.

February is always a short month. Nevertheless, we added 7 new books
and updated 13 others, a great achievement. The first translated
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Sadagura, went online on the
last day of February. We are still trying to determine the best way
to list all the translated chapters >from this massive encyclopedia,
so be sure to check under different categories until we post a
message notifying you how these translations will be categorized on
the index page at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html.

New Books:

Gostynin, Poland
Meretch, Lithuania
Pinsk, Belarus
Radzyn Podlaski, Poland
Sadagura, Romania/Ukraine: chapter >from Pinkas HaKehillot
Turka, Ukraine
Volozhin, Belarus

Updated Books:

Bedzin, Poland
Bukowina, 2 entries : chapters on Vashkivtsi (Waschkoutz), Ukraine;

Sereth, Ukraine)
Chortkov, Ukraine
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drohiczhn, Belarus
Kolomyya, Ukraine
Kurzeniac, Beklarus
Oswiecim, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland
Svencionys, Lithuania
Zaglembia, Poland (check under REGIONS)

As always I would like to call your attention to the yizkor book
fundraising projects which need your support. Many of our yizkor
books can be translated only by professional translators who are paid
for their remarkable work. If you have been helped by these
translations, please show your appreciation by providing financial
support so that more can be translated and put online. Some of the
projects are languishing because of a lack of funds. We know you
are reading these translations as there were almost 111,000 hits on
the yizkor book web site in February.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brest, Belarus
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rokiskis,Lithuania
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...

Submitted by Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, MD
rkpollero@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia February 2001 update for Yizkor Book Project #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

February 2001 update for Yizkor Book Project

How do our wonderful volunteers do it month after month? On the one
hand, we have our donors who contribute translations of yizkor books
and on the other hand, we have our html staff who turn those
translations into magnificent web pages. To all of them my heartiest
congratulations for their amazing work and their dedication to
unlocking the wonders of the yizkor books by translating them into
English so they will accessible to a wider audience.

February is always a short month. Nevertheless, we added 7 new books
and updated 13 others, a great achievement. The first translated
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Sadagura, went online on the
last day of February. We are still trying to determine the best way
to list all the translated chapters >from this massive encyclopedia,
so be sure to check under different categories until we post a
message notifying you how these translations will be categorized on
the index page at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html.

New Books:

Gostynin, Poland
Meretch, Lithuania
Pinsk, Belarus
Radzyn Podlaski, Poland
Sadagura, Romania/Ukraine: chapter >from Pinkas HaKehillot
Turka, Ukraine
Volozhin, Belarus

Updated Books:

Bedzin, Poland
Bukowina, 2 entries : chapters on Vashkivtsi (Waschkoutz), Ukraine;

Sereth, Ukraine)
Chortkov, Ukraine
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drohiczhn, Belarus
Kolomyya, Ukraine
Kurzeniac, Beklarus
Oswiecim, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland
Svencionys, Lithuania
Zaglembia, Poland (check under REGIONS)

As always I would like to call your attention to the yizkor book
fundraising projects which need your support. Many of our yizkor
books can be translated only by professional translators who are paid
for their remarkable work. If you have been helped by these
translations, please show your appreciation by providing financial
support so that more can be translated and put online. Some of the
projects are languishing because of a lack of funds. We know you
are reading these translations as there were almost 111,000 hits on
the yizkor book web site in February.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brest, Belarus
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rokiskis,Lithuania
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...

Submitted by Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, MD
rkpollero@...


"Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now available #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


AOL subscribers #galicia

Beverly <bev7@...>
 

This is copy of e-mail that has been distributed to subscribers of other
lists. I don't know if this is a problem for any of our Galicianers, but if
it is, this information might be helpful.

MODERATOR
Gesher Galicia
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
---Begin attached---

o MAIL DELIVERY PROBLEM:
Subscribers using AOL as their Internet Service Provider report that they do
not receive all their maillist messages. It appears to be an AOL problem
that AOL Tech Support has not addressed.

o SOLUTIONS:
One solution is to open a secondary free email account with HotMail, Yahoo,
Juno or other free email provider of your choice. Then subscribe to the
maillist >from the new address to insure reliable delivery. Another solution
is to search the archives for missed mail. (But if its missing how do you
know its missing?). See instructions below

o LIST OF FREE E-MAIL PROVIDERS
- MSN HotMail HotMail@...
- Yahoo! Mail http://mail.yahoo.com/
- Juno http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/#
- Directory of 1,100 free email services
http://www.emailaddresses.com/guide_types.htm

o TO MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION:
Go to the JewishGen WebForm to manage your subscription. There you can
easily subscribe/unsubscribe, digest/nodigest, mail/nomail.
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm
Subscribe >from your new address and when you see that it functions properly,
unsubscribe >from your old address.

o SEARCH ARCHIVES FOR MISSED MAIL
Messages previously posted to the SIG mailing lists can be searched, using
the JewishGen SIG Lists Message Archive.
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
Use the 'date range' to limit your searches to only recent messages, by
specifying a different start date.

And may your mail delivery problems be resolved!

---end attached---


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now available #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia AOL subscribers #galicia

Beverly <bev7@...>
 

This is copy of e-mail that has been distributed to subscribers of other
lists. I don't know if this is a problem for any of our Galicianers, but if
it is, this information might be helpful.

MODERATOR
Gesher Galicia
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
---Begin attached---

o MAIL DELIVERY PROBLEM:
Subscribers using AOL as their Internet Service Provider report that they do
not receive all their maillist messages. It appears to be an AOL problem
that AOL Tech Support has not addressed.

o SOLUTIONS:
One solution is to open a secondary free email account with HotMail, Yahoo,
Juno or other free email provider of your choice. Then subscribe to the
maillist >from the new address to insure reliable delivery. Another solution
is to search the archives for missed mail. (But if its missing how do you
know its missing?). See instructions below

o LIST OF FREE E-MAIL PROVIDERS
- MSN HotMail HotMail@...
- Yahoo! Mail http://mail.yahoo.com/
- Juno http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/#
- Directory of 1,100 free email services
http://www.emailaddresses.com/guide_types.htm

o TO MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION:
Go to the JewishGen WebForm to manage your subscription. There you can
easily subscribe/unsubscribe, digest/nodigest, mail/nomail.
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm
Subscribe >from your new address and when you see that it functions properly,
unsubscribe >from your old address.

o SEARCH ARCHIVES FOR MISSED MAIL
Messages previously posted to the SIG mailing lists can be searched, using
the JewishGen SIG Lists Message Archive.
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
Use the 'date range' to limit your searches to only recent messages, by
specifying a different start date.

And may your mail delivery problems be resolved!

---end attached---


suggestions for Pinkas HaKehillot #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Thanks to Beverly Shulster and Warren Blatt for their suggestions
regarding the translation of Polish/Hebrew terms for governmental
levels. We shall try to ensure that there is a consistency in the
translation of these terms.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks suggestions for Pinkas HaKehillot #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Thanks to Beverly Shulster and Warren Blatt for their suggestions
regarding the translation of Polish/Hebrew terms for governmental
levels. We shall try to ensure that there is a consistency in the
translation of these terms.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...


"Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now #general

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMall at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMall is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now #general

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMall at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMall is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


Fox on Belarus Records\Grodno #belarus

Paul_A
 

David Fox reports:

Mr. Mehr said there were two FHL cameras in Belarus at this time. One
was in Grodno and the other in Minsk. I pressed him about the status of
the filming of the 1897 Census records in Grodno and he said he was well
aware of our interest in getting these records filmed. He emphasized
that the final decision on what will be filmed is up to the local
archive and even though the FHL may ask to film the 1897 Census records,
the Archive director in Grodno can prevent that >from happening.
Good for you David! It is appalling that such a large Gubernia as Grodno
has so little available and so little on the horizon (esp. no vital records
whatsoever). The 1897 Census (and the earlier Revision List) are the only
truly major prospects and both are being held almost incommunicado. Almost
all Grodno researchers are awaiting its opening - whether they know it or not.

The list may not be the place to discuss this fully, but we really need a
strategy that presses all sides to cooperate and prioritize this list
(something I know you have stressed). I suppose this means positive and
less positive incentives.

Paul Alt.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Fox on Belarus Records\Grodno #belarus

Paul_A
 

David Fox reports:

Mr. Mehr said there were two FHL cameras in Belarus at this time. One
was in Grodno and the other in Minsk. I pressed him about the status of
the filming of the 1897 Census records in Grodno and he said he was well
aware of our interest in getting these records filmed. He emphasized
that the final decision on what will be filmed is up to the local
archive and even though the FHL may ask to film the 1897 Census records,
the Archive director in Grodno can prevent that >from happening.
Good for you David! It is appalling that such a large Gubernia as Grodno
has so little available and so little on the horizon (esp. no vital records
whatsoever). The 1897 Census (and the earlier Revision List) are the only
truly major prospects and both are being held almost incommunicado. Almost
all Grodno researchers are awaiting its opening - whether they know it or not.

The list may not be the place to discuss this fully, but we really need a
strategy that presses all sides to cooperate and prioritize this list
(something I know you have stressed). I suppose this means positive and
less positive incentives.

Paul Alt.


"Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now available #belarus

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


First name Alitcha? #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

Is anyone familiar with the first name Alitcha? What Hebrew and anglicized
names correspond to it?

Thank you

Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA
jcwsmg@...

Researching TOBIAS, ROZANSKY, PROTAS, KAMINSKY, SLOTNICK Novyy Sverzhen,
Stolbtsy, Mir (Minsk District) Belarus

HOROWITZ, DROSNAN Dolginovo (Vileika and Minsk Districts) Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus "Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now available #belarus

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
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Belarus SIG #Belarus First name Alitcha? #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

Is anyone familiar with the first name Alitcha? What Hebrew and anglicized
names correspond to it?

Thank you

Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA
jcwsmg@...

Researching TOBIAS, ROZANSKY, PROTAS, KAMINSKY, SLOTNICK Novyy Sverzhen,
Stolbtsy, Mir (Minsk District) Belarus

HOROWITZ, DROSNAN Dolginovo (Vileika and Minsk Districts) Belarus


feedback/open question #general

Sara Lynns
 

As a member of this discussion group, I want to thank
all who've been kind in responding to my emails about
my family research.

I live in Oregon and am searching family who lived in
NY, with *no one* to ask/interview about the family.
I began with a nucleus of information and am still
learning. My goal? to perhaps find relatives on my
father's side of the family. Who knows? I might
actually find siblings, cousins, etc. I've never met.

My point? I have written to or called NY agencies,
cemeteries, etc. I have researched the Lerner family
during trips to New York, at the National ARchives
center in Seattle, via JGS of Oregon, my local
library, and of course, LDS library as well.

So... kinda wonderin' why so many of you write asking
for information contained in NY city or other
directories, etc.? Not knowing where most of you live,
unless it is stated so in your email, it is good, I've
found, to explore more than one option in gleaning
information.

Blessings,
Jackie Lerner-Aderman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen feedback/open question #general

Sara Lynns
 

As a member of this discussion group, I want to thank
all who've been kind in responding to my emails about
my family research.

I live in Oregon and am searching family who lived in
NY, with *no one* to ask/interview about the family.
I began with a nucleus of information and am still
learning. My goal? to perhaps find relatives on my
father's side of the family. Who knows? I might
actually find siblings, cousins, etc. I've never met.

My point? I have written to or called NY agencies,
cemeteries, etc. I have researched the Lerner family
during trips to New York, at the National ARchives
center in Seattle, via JGS of Oregon, my local
library, and of course, LDS library as well.

So... kinda wonderin' why so many of you write asking
for information contained in NY city or other
directories, etc.? Not knowing where most of you live,
unless it is stated so in your email, it is good, I've
found, to explore more than one option in gleaning
information.

Blessings,
Jackie Lerner-Aderman