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The Jewish cemetery of Kelme. Lithuania #lithuania

usdine <usdine@...>
 

Dear All,

Right now I am in Kelme and this morning I made photos of the
tombstones of the Jewish cemetery (about 200 photos)
If ever you are interested in these photos just write to me.

Regards

Christine Usdin
(ancestors >from Vishki. Latvia)
France

usdine@orange.fr

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Jewish cemetery of Kelme. Lithuania #lithuania

usdine <usdine@...>
 

Dear All,

Right now I am in Kelme and this morning I made photos of the
tombstones of the Jewish cemetery (about 200 photos)
If ever you are interested in these photos just write to me.

Regards

Christine Usdin
(ancestors >from Vishki. Latvia)
France

usdine@orange.fr

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


David & Rivka Saperson - tombstone photos #southafrica

Ron Lapid <lapid.ron@...>
 

Dear SA-SIGers,

We are trying to obtain photographs of the tombstones of my wife's
grandparents David and Rebecca "Rivka" Saperson who are buried in Maitland
Cemetery in Cape Town.

We think that David died about 1930 and Rivka about 1917.

I would be very grateful if any one could help us or suggest how to get
these photographs.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Ron.


Ron Lapid
Ra'anana 43341, ISRAEL
lapid.ron@gmail.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica David & Rivka Saperson - tombstone photos #southafrica

Ron Lapid <lapid.ron@...>
 

Dear SA-SIGers,

We are trying to obtain photographs of the tombstones of my wife's
grandparents David and Rebecca "Rivka" Saperson who are buried in Maitland
Cemetery in Cape Town.

We think that David died about 1930 and Rivka about 1917.

I would be very grateful if any one could help us or suggest how to get
these photographs.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Ron.


Ron Lapid
Ra'anana 43341, ISRAEL
lapid.ron@gmail.com


Volunteer Spotlight: Iris Folkson #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Iris Folkson, JewishGen's Technical Service Manager.
Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read the complete profile and
be sure to leave a note in the comments field thanking Iris for all of
her hard work.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Philly2009-Thanks From The Co-Chairs #austria-czech

David Mink
 

Thanks to everyone who came to the 29th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy and to those of you who told us at the conference
and/or have written telling us how much you enjoyed the experience!
We are truly gratified that you joined us and that you benefited from
the learning, sharing, and networking that are so important to those
of us devoted to family research.

In co-hosting this conference, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) worked extremely well together and we are
much indebted to many individuals who have so generously given their
time and efforts.

Thanks to the following for their work before and during the
conference: Jan Meisels Allen, Fred Blum, Hal Bookbinder, Harry
Boonin, Michael Brenner, Evan Fishman, Stacia Freidman, Mark Halpern,
Mark Heckman, Daniel Horowitz, Bill Israel, David Kleiman, Kahlile
Mehr, Stanley Merves. Jim and Cindy Meyers, Selma Neubauer, Mike
Posnick, Joan Rosen, Shelda and Stan Sandler, Steve Schecter, Lois
Sernoff, Joel Spector, Renee Steinig, Jackye Sullins, Jeff Vasser,
Pamela Weisberger and the many who volunteered time helping on-site.

We also thank the Sheraton Hotel staff, our meeting planners Bonnie
Wallsh and Nadine Fox, all the speakers, exhibitors, Beth and Ben from
E-show who made registration a breeze, the registration workers from
PhillyTemps, and the security personnel.

Finally, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all those who so
generously helped make the conference a success through financial
contributions.

We regret that some of you reading this digest were not able to be
with us -- but we look forward to seeing everyone at future
conferences.

With very best wishes for your continued family research,

Anne Feder Lee (IAJGS) and David Mink (JGSGP)
Philly2009 Co-Chairs


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Volunteer Spotlight: Iris Folkson #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Iris Folkson, JewishGen's Technical Service Manager.
Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read the complete profile and
be sure to leave a note in the comments field thanking Iris for all of
her hard work.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Philly2009-Thanks From The Co-Chairs #austria-czech

David Mink
 

Thanks to everyone who came to the 29th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy and to those of you who told us at the conference
and/or have written telling us how much you enjoyed the experience!
We are truly gratified that you joined us and that you benefited from
the learning, sharing, and networking that are so important to those
of us devoted to family research.

In co-hosting this conference, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) worked extremely well together and we are
much indebted to many individuals who have so generously given their
time and efforts.

Thanks to the following for their work before and during the
conference: Jan Meisels Allen, Fred Blum, Hal Bookbinder, Harry
Boonin, Michael Brenner, Evan Fishman, Stacia Freidman, Mark Halpern,
Mark Heckman, Daniel Horowitz, Bill Israel, David Kleiman, Kahlile
Mehr, Stanley Merves. Jim and Cindy Meyers, Selma Neubauer, Mike
Posnick, Joan Rosen, Shelda and Stan Sandler, Steve Schecter, Lois
Sernoff, Joel Spector, Renee Steinig, Jackye Sullins, Jeff Vasser,
Pamela Weisberger and the many who volunteered time helping on-site.

We also thank the Sheraton Hotel staff, our meeting planners Bonnie
Wallsh and Nadine Fox, all the speakers, exhibitors, Beth and Ben from
E-show who made registration a breeze, the registration workers from
PhillyTemps, and the security personnel.

Finally, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all those who so
generously helped make the conference a success through financial
contributions.

We regret that some of you reading this digest were not able to be
with us -- but we look forward to seeing everyone at future
conferences.

With very best wishes for your continued family research,

Anne Feder Lee (IAJGS) and David Mink (JGSGP)
Philly2009 Co-Chairs


Pollak Family Prague-Vienna #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIGgers,

I am looking for information on some distant cousins, some of whom were lost in
the Shoa. It is the family of Karel POLLAK (born 1892, Malinec, Bohemia) and his
wife Vilma (nee ROUBICKOVA, born 1897, Kolin, Bohemia), both Czechoslovak citizens, who lived with their
daughters Hana (born 1921, Prague) and Eva (born 1924, Vienna) at Vienna I.,
Seilerstaette 13 >from 1924 to 1934.

Karel was involved in the wholesale metal business including large steel pipes
etc. He lived in Vienna until 1937, but died suddenly in July 1938 in Bern,
Switzerland.

After the attempted, armed Nazi putsch in Austria in July 1934, part of which
occurred at the RAVAG (Vienna Radio) building just down the street >from their
flat, Vilma and the children had returned to Prague. They were deported to
Theresienstadt (Terezin) in December 1941 with Transport L. Vilma died there
three weeks later -- on 2 Jan 1942 of sepsis. Hana was deported east and murdered
with her husband Bedrich ECKSTEIN at Osowa (a subcamp of Sobibor) in May 1942. Eva
was deported with her husband Frantisek KRASA >from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz in
early September 1943 and also perished.

Are there any Jewish-Vienna-period experts who could give me any information/clues/
tips as to where I might look for photo or other documentation on these people?
Schools of the period in their neighborhood of Vienna (Innenstadt near border of
Vienna III)? Which -- very likely reformed -- Synagogue might they have belonged
to? Were there Jewish or Czechoslovak organizations in Vienna at the time? Perhaps
a Jewish ladies' organization, children's sports clubs, etc? Was there a police
registry for foreigners living in Austria, which might have records? Any tips
would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Richard Pinard
Prague


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Pollak Family Prague-Vienna #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIGgers,

I am looking for information on some distant cousins, some of whom were lost in
the Shoa. It is the family of Karel POLLAK (born 1892, Malinec, Bohemia) and his
wife Vilma (nee ROUBICKOVA, born 1897, Kolin, Bohemia), both Czechoslovak citizens, who lived with their
daughters Hana (born 1921, Prague) and Eva (born 1924, Vienna) at Vienna I.,
Seilerstaette 13 >from 1924 to 1934.

Karel was involved in the wholesale metal business including large steel pipes
etc. He lived in Vienna until 1937, but died suddenly in July 1938 in Bern,
Switzerland.

After the attempted, armed Nazi putsch in Austria in July 1934, part of which
occurred at the RAVAG (Vienna Radio) building just down the street >from their
flat, Vilma and the children had returned to Prague. They were deported to
Theresienstadt (Terezin) in December 1941 with Transport L. Vilma died there
three weeks later -- on 2 Jan 1942 of sepsis. Hana was deported east and murdered
with her husband Bedrich ECKSTEIN at Osowa (a subcamp of Sobibor) in May 1942. Eva
was deported with her husband Frantisek KRASA >from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz in
early September 1943 and also perished.

Are there any Jewish-Vienna-period experts who could give me any information/clues/
tips as to where I might look for photo or other documentation on these people?
Schools of the period in their neighborhood of Vienna (Innenstadt near border of
Vienna III)? Which -- very likely reformed -- Synagogue might they have belonged
to? Were there Jewish or Czechoslovak organizations in Vienna at the time? Perhaps
a Jewish ladies' organization, children's sports clubs, etc? Was there a police
registry for foreigners living in Austria, which might have records? Any tips
would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Richard Pinard
Prague


Searching for grave of Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig #germany

Judith Elam
 

Does anyone have any idea how I can locate the grave of my little uncle,
Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig? He was born May 16, 1927 in
Leipzig-Reudnitz, and died June 21, 1933. Frau Krenn of the Judische
Gemeinde zu Leipzig, who is always so kind and helpful, cannot locate any
burial information on Adolf. Adolf must have been buried in the Jewish
cemetery, so it is odd that there is no information. Apparently the Staat
and the Stadt do not have that kind of information, so I am told. If you
can help me, please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Searching for grave of Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig #germany

Judith Elam
 

Does anyone have any idea how I can locate the grave of my little uncle,
Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig? He was born May 16, 1927 in
Leipzig-Reudnitz, and died June 21, 1933. Frau Krenn of the Judische
Gemeinde zu Leipzig, who is always so kind and helpful, cannot locate any
burial information on Adolf. Adolf must have been buried in the Jewish
cemetery, so it is odd that there is no information. Apparently the Staat
and the Stadt do not have that kind of information, so I am told. If you
can help me, please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


1939 German Minority [Jews] Census #germany

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

This census, conducted in early 1939, enumerated all the Jews still in
Germany at the time.
It was microfilmed by the LDS many years ago, and is very useful, though it
takes a lot of time to go through index-card 16mm. films first and then on
to the actual forms.

Does anyone know whether it was ever image digitalized, databased, or
indexed in searchable form? I recall hearing that the USHMM did
something. Is it accessible?

Jim Bennett Haifa bennett@coral.co.il


German SIG #Germany 1939 German Minority [Jews] Census #germany

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

This census, conducted in early 1939, enumerated all the Jews still in
Germany at the time.
It was microfilmed by the LDS many years ago, and is very useful, though it
takes a lot of time to go through index-card 16mm. films first and then on
to the actual forms.

Does anyone know whether it was ever image digitalized, databased, or
indexed in searchable form? I recall hearing that the USHMM did
something. Is it accessible?

Jim Bennett Haifa bennett@coral.co.il


HOPFELD/ANGELSWYCK #france

abigail@...
 

I need help tracing my French relatives (HOPFELD & GRYNSPAN) who
came >from Poland before 1930. My grandparents were Isaac/Jacques HOPFELD
and Ester/Esther GRYNSPAN. They had ANGLSWYCK relatives in France.

I am also looking for my mother's family (Madeleine JAMES, nee HOPFELD >from
Paris France) who came to England either before the war or after: Name
of ANGLSWYCK(?), possibly changed to ANGEL, believed to be in North
London, possible Stamford Hill.

Any help would be appreciated.

Abigail James
Fordham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5JT

MODERATOR NOTE: You can maximize your chances of success in your search
by registering the surname of interest in the JewishGen Family Finder
(JGFF) since this is one of our most heavily visited sites. It also
creates a permanent and easily accessible record so that anyone searching
the surname(s) in which you are interested can find you quickly!
Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ and click on ENTER if this is the
first time you have registered a surname in this database. The program
will take you through the process. If you want to see who else might be
searching the same surname, click on the SEARCH icon .


French SIG #France HOPFELD/ANGELSWYCK #france

abigail@...
 

I need help tracing my French relatives (HOPFELD & GRYNSPAN) who
came >from Poland before 1930. My grandparents were Isaac/Jacques HOPFELD
and Ester/Esther GRYNSPAN. They had ANGLSWYCK relatives in France.

I am also looking for my mother's family (Madeleine JAMES, nee HOPFELD >from
Paris France) who came to England either before the war or after: Name
of ANGLSWYCK(?), possibly changed to ANGEL, believed to be in North
London, possible Stamford Hill.

Any help would be appreciated.

Abigail James
Fordham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5JT

MODERATOR NOTE: You can maximize your chances of success in your search
by registering the surname of interest in the JewishGen Family Finder
(JGFF) since this is one of our most heavily visited sites. It also
creates a permanent and easily accessible record so that anyone searching
the surname(s) in which you are interested can find you quickly!
Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ and click on ENTER if this is the
first time you have registered a surname in this database. The program
will take you through the process. If you want to see who else might be
searching the same surname, click on the SEARCH icon .


Volunteer Spotlight: Iris Folkson #galicia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog.
This month we honor Iris Folkson, JewishGen's Technical Service
Manager. Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read the
complete profile and be sure to leave a note in the comments
field thanking Iris for all of her hard work.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Volunteer Spotlight: Iris Folkson #galicia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog.
This month we honor Iris Folkson, JewishGen's Technical Service
Manager. Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read the
complete profile and be sure to leave a note in the comments
field thanking Iris for all of her hard work.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Philly2009-Thanks From The Co-Chairs #galicia

David Mink
 

Thanks to everyone who came to the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy and to those of you who told
us at the conference and/or have written telling us how much
you enjoyed the experience! We are truly gratified that you
joined us and that you benefited >from the learning, sharing,
and networking that are so important to those of us devoted
to family research.

In co-hosting this conference, the International Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) worked
extremely well together and we are much indebted to many
individuals who have so generously given their time and
efforts.

Thanks to the following for their work before and during the
conference: Jan Meisels Allen, Fred Blum, Hal Bookbinder,
Harry Boonin, Michael Brenner, Evan Fishman, Stacia Freidman,
Mark Halpern, Mark Heckman, Daniel Horowitz, Bill Israel,
David Kleiman, Kahlile Mehr, Stanley Merves. Jim and Cindy
Meyers, Selma Neubauer, Mike Posnick, Joan Rosen, Shelda and
Stan Sandler, Steve Schecter, Lois Sernoff, Joel Spector,
Renee Steinig, Jackye Sullins, Jeff Vasser, Pamela Weisberger
and the many who volunteered time helping on-site.

We also thank the Sheraton Hotel staff, our meeting planners
Bonnie Wallsh and Nadine Fox, all the speakers, exhibitors,
Beth and Ben >from E-show who made registration a breeze, the
registration workers >from PhillyTemps, and the security
personnel.

Finally, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all
those who so generously helped make the conference a success
through financial contributions.

We regret that some of you reading this digest were not able
to be with us -- but we look forward to seeing everyone at
future conferences.

With very best wishes for your continued family research,

Anne Feder Lee (IAJGS) and David Mink (JGSGP)
Philly2009 Co-Chairs


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Philly2009-Thanks From The Co-Chairs #galicia

David Mink
 

Thanks to everyone who came to the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy and to those of you who told
us at the conference and/or have written telling us how much
you enjoyed the experience! We are truly gratified that you
joined us and that you benefited >from the learning, sharing,
and networking that are so important to those of us devoted
to family research.

In co-hosting this conference, the International Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) worked
extremely well together and we are much indebted to many
individuals who have so generously given their time and
efforts.

Thanks to the following for their work before and during the
conference: Jan Meisels Allen, Fred Blum, Hal Bookbinder,
Harry Boonin, Michael Brenner, Evan Fishman, Stacia Freidman,
Mark Halpern, Mark Heckman, Daniel Horowitz, Bill Israel,
David Kleiman, Kahlile Mehr, Stanley Merves. Jim and Cindy
Meyers, Selma Neubauer, Mike Posnick, Joan Rosen, Shelda and
Stan Sandler, Steve Schecter, Lois Sernoff, Joel Spector,
Renee Steinig, Jackye Sullins, Jeff Vasser, Pamela Weisberger
and the many who volunteered time helping on-site.

We also thank the Sheraton Hotel staff, our meeting planners
Bonnie Wallsh and Nadine Fox, all the speakers, exhibitors,
Beth and Ben >from E-show who made registration a breeze, the
registration workers >from PhillyTemps, and the security
personnel.

Finally, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all
those who so generously helped make the conference a success
through financial contributions.

We regret that some of you reading this digest were not able
to be with us -- but we look forward to seeing everyone at
future conferences.

With very best wishes for your continued family research,

Anne Feder Lee (IAJGS) and David Mink (JGSGP)
Philly2009 Co-Chairs