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Aharon Appelfeld article in New Yorker re Prague #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

For those members who were born in Prague or who have ancestors from
Prague --

There's an interesting (and beautifully written) article in the July 23
issue of the New Yorker by renowned Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld. The
article (entitled "The Katfa Connection") is primarily about Kafka (the
city's most renowned author) but also describes the the city of Prague,
comparing how it was "then," (before the Holocaust) and now. Appelfeld
starts by reminiscing about visiting Prague as a child of six with his
mother and how for many years he wanted to return to Prague but how the
"fear of revisiting scenes of [his] childhood" held him back.

For those not familiar with his work, Appelfeld survived the Holocaust by
escaping into the forest; later he emigrated to Israel, where he has lived
ever since. All of his novels deal with the years leading up to the
Holocaust; it is never mentioned specifically but it always there, lurking
in the background.

(I have no financial interest in the magazine nor in the author's body of
work.)

Naidia Woolf

Researching:

Drozdiasz, Karczew, Poland
Raus, Karczew, Poland
Saperstein (Safirstein), Karczew, Poland
Isaacs, Solomon, Birmingham, England (formerly >from Poland)
Kyjawski (Kujawski), Lodz, Poland
Shorn (possibly Schorr), Morris and Yetta, London, England (formerly from
Poland)


Re: YUKELE name #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/28/2001 10:39:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
klar-pax@... writes:

<< Is the name Yukele a derivitive of Jankiel >>

==Jankiel is not a Hebrew name. I have never heard of its usage
anywhere--which doesn't prove anything, of course.

==Yankel is a Yiddish form for Ya`akov (Jacob); other Yiddish variations
are Yankele, Koppel, Koppele (and in 19th century Germany, Kopfman or
Kaufman). Yukele *may* be one family's form for Ya`akov--but then, the
variety of petnames is unending.

==Yechi'el is a Hebrew name. It's rendered at times as Chi'el, Cheel.
It is quite possible that it's a pet name >from Yechi'el-le.

==The only alternative that comes to my mind is that it's derived >from the
Hebrew name Yekuti'el.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


newspaper preservation technique? #general

jon glazer
 

Hi,
In order to preserve some newspaper items (originally a cartoon) I faced
them with Scotch mailing tape. I felt this would hold the paper together
even though it turned yellow and brittle. The technique has the virtues of
great simplicity, low cost and convenience. I have no idea of its
durability nor whether there are undesirable chemicals in the adhesive. I
also wonder whether putting a layer on the back of the paper would be
gilding the lily.
I invite your comments on this matter but please, respond directly to my
e-mail address as this is kinda off-topic. With the moderator's permission
I will later post a synopsis of your consensus.
BTW, I am well aware there are other, more kosher ways to preserve paper.

Jon Glazer jon@...

MODERATOR NOTE: A summary would be most welcome. Public replies are
also welcome as long as they remain connected to preserving genealogical
records. More on the topic can be read in the InfoFiles at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Preservation>
and in the Discussion Group Archives at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop>
-- try searching the word "preservation."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: YUKELE name #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/28/2001 10:39:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
klar-pax@... writes:

<< Is the name Yukele a derivitive of Jankiel >>

==Jankiel is not a Hebrew name. I have never heard of its usage
anywhere--which doesn't prove anything, of course.

==Yankel is a Yiddish form for Ya`akov (Jacob); other Yiddish variations
are Yankele, Koppel, Koppele (and in 19th century Germany, Kopfman or
Kaufman). Yukele *may* be one family's form for Ya`akov--but then, the
variety of petnames is unending.

==Yechi'el is a Hebrew name. It's rendered at times as Chi'el, Cheel.
It is quite possible that it's a pet name >from Yechi'el-le.

==The only alternative that comes to my mind is that it's derived >from the
Hebrew name Yekuti'el.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aharon Appelfeld article in New Yorker re Prague #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

For those members who were born in Prague or who have ancestors from
Prague --

There's an interesting (and beautifully written) article in the July 23
issue of the New Yorker by renowned Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld. The
article (entitled "The Katfa Connection") is primarily about Kafka (the
city's most renowned author) but also describes the the city of Prague,
comparing how it was "then," (before the Holocaust) and now. Appelfeld
starts by reminiscing about visiting Prague as a child of six with his
mother and how for many years he wanted to return to Prague but how the
"fear of revisiting scenes of [his] childhood" held him back.

For those not familiar with his work, Appelfeld survived the Holocaust by
escaping into the forest; later he emigrated to Israel, where he has lived
ever since. All of his novels deal with the years leading up to the
Holocaust; it is never mentioned specifically but it always there, lurking
in the background.

(I have no financial interest in the magazine nor in the author's body of
work.)

Naidia Woolf

Researching:

Drozdiasz, Karczew, Poland
Raus, Karczew, Poland
Saperstein (Safirstein), Karczew, Poland
Isaacs, Solomon, Birmingham, England (formerly >from Poland)
Kyjawski (Kujawski), Lodz, Poland
Shorn (possibly Schorr), Morris and Yetta, London, England (formerly from
Poland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen newspaper preservation technique? #general

jon glazer
 

Hi,
In order to preserve some newspaper items (originally a cartoon) I faced
them with Scotch mailing tape. I felt this would hold the paper together
even though it turned yellow and brittle. The technique has the virtues of
great simplicity, low cost and convenience. I have no idea of its
durability nor whether there are undesirable chemicals in the adhesive. I
also wonder whether putting a layer on the back of the paper would be
gilding the lily.
I invite your comments on this matter but please, respond directly to my
e-mail address as this is kinda off-topic. With the moderator's permission
I will later post a synopsis of your consensus.
BTW, I am well aware there are other, more kosher ways to preserve paper.

Jon Glazer jon@...

MODERATOR NOTE: A summary would be most welcome. Public replies are
also welcome as long as they remain connected to preserving genealogical
records. More on the topic can be read in the InfoFiles at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Preservation>
and in the Discussion Group Archives at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop>
-- try searching the word "preservation."


Cleveland JGS August Meeting #general

BR1595@...
 

The Cleveland JGS will feature two of their members at their Wednesday,
August 1 meeting, 7:30 P.M. at Menorah Park's Miller Auditorium. Guest
speakers will be Chuck Lissauer and Sheila Adler who made research trips
abroad this summer. They will share their adventures and successes with
us. Chuck went to Slovakia and Sheila went to Germany.

Arlene Rich
President, Cleveland JGS


Dead Passengers #general

sanvic366@...
 

My inquiry regarding deceased passengers has aroused a lot of interest
among fellow Genners. I hope that everyone interested has read the reply
by Harry Dodsworth of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I want to thank all who furnished information, but my special thanks to
Harry for his efforts. Victor Singer


SOFEN, DEVINE, MILES, ARENSON #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

If you are searching the SOFEN, DEVINE or MILES families of Toronto,
Des Moines, Phoenix and Austin, please contact me.

Stacy Harris
Nashville


Public Library of Des Moines Obits #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

The Public Library of Des Moines does genealogical research for what
I feel is an excessive fee for out-of-state inquiries, however it sends
gratis copies via interlibrary loan of obits gleaned >from its obit index.


All you do is type in the name of the deceased and you'll receive
the name of the Des Moines newspaper, section, page and column # on
which the obit appears. Give this complete information to the
interlibrary loan department of your local library and you can receive an
unlimited number of obits free of charge.

While requests are filled five entries at a time, if your experience
is like mine you'll receive your photocopies in about a week!

Warning: The index does not appear to be complete, as I had several
relatives who died in Des Moines whom I couldn't find. I fond my ggf but
not my ggm who died the following year...

Stacy Harris
Nashville


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cleveland JGS August Meeting #general

BR1595@...
 

The Cleveland JGS will feature two of their members at their Wednesday,
August 1 meeting, 7:30 P.M. at Menorah Park's Miller Auditorium. Guest
speakers will be Chuck Lissauer and Sheila Adler who made research trips
abroad this summer. They will share their adventures and successes with
us. Chuck went to Slovakia and Sheila went to Germany.

Arlene Rich
President, Cleveland JGS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dead Passengers #general

sanvic366@...
 

My inquiry regarding deceased passengers has aroused a lot of interest
among fellow Genners. I hope that everyone interested has read the reply
by Harry Dodsworth of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I want to thank all who furnished information, but my special thanks to
Harry for his efforts. Victor Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SOFEN, DEVINE, MILES, ARENSON #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

If you are searching the SOFEN, DEVINE or MILES families of Toronto,
Des Moines, Phoenix and Austin, please contact me.

Stacy Harris
Nashville


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Public Library of Des Moines Obits #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

The Public Library of Des Moines does genealogical research for what
I feel is an excessive fee for out-of-state inquiries, however it sends
gratis copies via interlibrary loan of obits gleaned >from its obit index.


All you do is type in the name of the deceased and you'll receive
the name of the Des Moines newspaper, section, page and column # on
which the obit appears. Give this complete information to the
interlibrary loan department of your local library and you can receive an
unlimited number of obits free of charge.

While requests are filled five entries at a time, if your experience
is like mine you'll receive your photocopies in about a week!

Warning: The index does not appear to be complete, as I had several
relatives who died in Des Moines whom I couldn't find. I fond my ggf but
not my ggm who died the following year...

Stacy Harris
Nashville


WACHS/ GOODMAN #general

Barbara S Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Seeking descendants of Levi WACHS.

Levi had a daughter, first name unknown, who may have married a GOODMAN.
She may have been a pharmacist in Bayonne, NJ.

Hope this rings a bell for someone out there.


Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WACHS/ GOODMAN #general

Barbara S Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Seeking descendants of Levi WACHS.

Levi had a daughter, first name unknown, who may have married a GOODMAN.
She may have been a pharmacist in Bayonne, NJ.

Hope this rings a bell for someone out there.


Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

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How's this for a success story-without even trying! #general

Sid Greenberg <sid.greenberg@...>
 

I haven't had any luck finding out if my paternal gf. had any brothers
or sisters. My brother and I, and our wives, were at at a wedding
reception for a cousin on my mother's side. The bride's gm. brought a lady
over to meet us who said she was our cousin- on my paternal gf.'s side.
Her gm. was my gf's. sister. and there was one other sister and a
brother. I was taking down family info. >from her just before we left, and
we have been in touch with her a few times since, finding out who was who.
The funny thing is, she lives in Toronto near us, and we didn't know
about her till now. When I got home that night, there was a call >from a
cousin on my father's side, saying that she had been contacted by a
distant cousin in D.C. She asked if she could give him my name, and she
would have him contact me. Before that happened, he replied to my posting
at Ancestry. com, and we have been catching up ever since.
It gets curioser and curioser, and ain't it grand!
Sid Greenberg
Richmond Hill, Ontario


Schiller School/Chicago,IL #general

SiCanto@...
 

I have my grandmother's grammar school
diploma >from Schiller School in Chicago,
IL dated June 28, 1907. How can I use
this to get more information like:
class picture or high school she went
to or temple she went to or. . . any
other suggestions?
Eva SCHOMER(Menachem and Nettie Schomer)
Chicago, IL
Thank you.
Cheryl Kantor
Arizona


Re: name Asman #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <00a001c116fc$e29a0980$daec0f18@...>,
Lili Susser <susserl@...> wrote:

Is the name Asman or any variant of it Jewish? Does it have a
meaning? He thinks it may be Persian or Turkish. His ancestors
-he thinks were >from the republic of Georgia.
I don't recall hearing of this before as a Jewish name. "Asman" is the
name of a Persian sky-god, and in Sanskrit is "heaven" or "stone". But
a Google search turns up several Jewish references, including
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/ushachi/ushatz.html
and
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/jl451.htm
So it could be Jewish. But there's also
www.colgate.edu/scene/mar1998/alumni/news45.html
which refers to a person of Armenian descent.

Robert Israel israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Seeking Dr. Gerald WACHS #general

Barbara S Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Seeking Dr Gerald Wachs. Last had contact with him about 15-20 years
ago. I believe he was living and/or working in New Jersey at the time.
I believe he was working for a pharmaceutical concern at the time.

We are both researching the WACHS family >from the area around Przemyslany,
Galicia.

I have checked Switchboard, Yahoo People and other such directories to no
avail.


Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

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