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Re: Jewish Community in Managua, Nicaragua? #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Sy Gelbard is travelling to Nicaragua and couldn't "find anything about a
Jewish Community in Managua even though" Sy "heard that there is one there."

"Trying to rouse Nicaragua's dormant Jewish community" is an article on the
subject. It mentions how the author had to travel to a neighbouring country
for a religious service after trying to find Jews in Managua to celebrate
the High Holidays. "Bought a bus ticket to Costa Rica and went to services
at a synagogue in San José". "Costa Rica was a 12-hour bus ride away."
http://www.myetone.org/sandinista.html

According to the web site of the World Jewish Congress, Nicaragua has a
population of 4,238,000 which includes not more than 10 Jews, after reaching
250 in 1972.
http://www.wjc.org.il/index.html

The site includes a link to an abridged version of Jewish Communities of the
World, published in 1998. The article covering Nicaragua says that in the
aftermath of a December 1972 earthquake that destroyed much of Managua, many
Jews emigrated. It also mentions the Sandinista government sequestered the
synagogue and other Jewish property and also imprisoned the community
leader, who managed to escape. He and most other Jews fled the country.
According to the article, since 1979 the Jewish community has been dormant.

It adds that there was a central Jewish organization until 1979, the
Congregacion Israelita de Nicaragua. There also was a B'nai B'rith lodge and
WIZO chapter. The article adds that with the outster of the Sandinista
regime Israel restored diplomatic relations with Nicaragua. Diplomatic
affairs are covered by Israel's ambassador in Guatemala city.

A list of world synagogues in
http://www.maven.co.il/synagogues.asp
includes one mention for Nicaragua. But it looks like a postal box (Apartado
108) for the (extinguished?) Congregation, and not a synagogue building. It
is not in Managua but in Granada.

Congregacion Israelita de Nicaragua
Apartado 108
Granada
PROGRESSIVE
Tel: 505 552 4316 Fax: 505 552 4316

A search in Google with Spanish for synagogue and Managua shows
http://www.generoysociedad.org/nicaragua.php
The page mentions an address for "CUSO", a "cooperation organization" of
national reach. Its address is "where the Synagogue was". compatible with
"the Sandinista government sequestered the synagogue", but I do not kow if
this is the same place.

CUSO
De donde fue la Sinagoga, 3 1/2 c. E:, Reparto Pancasán No. 44,
Managua
APARTADO: 3923
TELEFONO: 2-70745

In 2000, Candidate Herty Lewites won elections for Mayor in Managua. Other
websites describe Hebert Lewites Rodriguez as of Jewish origin. In the
article described at the beginning of this mail the author concludes - after
a 5 day search - that the mayor of Managua and his family seemed to be the
only Jews in the country but could not reach him. Having resolved to attend
Rosh Hashanah services, the author left Nicaragua and travelled to Costa
Rica.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Community in Managua, Nicaragua? #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Sy Gelbard is travelling to Nicaragua and couldn't "find anything about a
Jewish Community in Managua even though" Sy "heard that there is one there."

"Trying to rouse Nicaragua's dormant Jewish community" is an article on the
subject. It mentions how the author had to travel to a neighbouring country
for a religious service after trying to find Jews in Managua to celebrate
the High Holidays. "Bought a bus ticket to Costa Rica and went to services
at a synagogue in San José". "Costa Rica was a 12-hour bus ride away."
http://www.myetone.org/sandinista.html

According to the web site of the World Jewish Congress, Nicaragua has a
population of 4,238,000 which includes not more than 10 Jews, after reaching
250 in 1972.
http://www.wjc.org.il/index.html

The site includes a link to an abridged version of Jewish Communities of the
World, published in 1998. The article covering Nicaragua says that in the
aftermath of a December 1972 earthquake that destroyed much of Managua, many
Jews emigrated. It also mentions the Sandinista government sequestered the
synagogue and other Jewish property and also imprisoned the community
leader, who managed to escape. He and most other Jews fled the country.
According to the article, since 1979 the Jewish community has been dormant.

It adds that there was a central Jewish organization until 1979, the
Congregacion Israelita de Nicaragua. There also was a B'nai B'rith lodge and
WIZO chapter. The article adds that with the outster of the Sandinista
regime Israel restored diplomatic relations with Nicaragua. Diplomatic
affairs are covered by Israel's ambassador in Guatemala city.

A list of world synagogues in
http://www.maven.co.il/synagogues.asp
includes one mention for Nicaragua. But it looks like a postal box (Apartado
108) for the (extinguished?) Congregation, and not a synagogue building. It
is not in Managua but in Granada.

Congregacion Israelita de Nicaragua
Apartado 108
Granada
PROGRESSIVE
Tel: 505 552 4316 Fax: 505 552 4316

A search in Google with Spanish for synagogue and Managua shows
http://www.generoysociedad.org/nicaragua.php
The page mentions an address for "CUSO", a "cooperation organization" of
national reach. Its address is "where the Synagogue was". compatible with
"the Sandinista government sequestered the synagogue", but I do not kow if
this is the same place.

CUSO
De donde fue la Sinagoga, 3 1/2 c. E:, Reparto Pancasán No. 44,
Managua
APARTADO: 3923
TELEFONO: 2-70745

In 2000, Candidate Herty Lewites won elections for Mayor in Managua. Other
websites describe Hebert Lewites Rodriguez as of Jewish origin. In the
article described at the beginning of this mail the author concludes - after
a 5 day search - that the mayor of Managua and his family seemed to be the
only Jews in the country but could not reach him. Having resolved to attend
Rosh Hashanah services, the author left Nicaragua and travelled to Costa
Rica.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


Records of Sponsors During World War II #general

Alice Josephs
 

I have been told that a German relative of mine, Klara OPPENHEIMER born
HERZ (1875 Kochendorf, Baden Wuerttemberg - ? USA) and her husband wine
merchant Bernhard OPPENHEIMER (1872 Niederflorstadt, Hesse - 1958 New
York City) were sponsored by a member of the KLEINERT family to come to
the USA in 1940.

I have also been told that the KLEIERT family were somehow related to
Klara OPPENHEIMER. Surely there are records somewhere of World War II
sponsors? Can anyone make any suggestions?

Alice Josephs
England
See my family tree at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records of Sponsors During World War II #general

Alice Josephs
 

I have been told that a German relative of mine, Klara OPPENHEIMER born
HERZ (1875 Kochendorf, Baden Wuerttemberg - ? USA) and her husband wine
merchant Bernhard OPPENHEIMER (1872 Niederflorstadt, Hesse - 1958 New
York City) were sponsored by a member of the KLEINERT family to come to
the USA in 1940.

I have also been told that the KLEIERT family were somehow related to
Klara OPPENHEIMER. Surely there are records somewhere of World War II
sponsors? Can anyone make any suggestions?

Alice Josephs
England
See my family tree at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/


Re: Polish Magnate for Nova (Novaya) Ushitsa, Podolia Gubernia #general

Alexander Sharon
 

<NFatouros@aol.com> wrote:

On Dec. 25, 03, David Bickman (bickmand@shaw.ca) wrote in part:

<<I have been trying for some considerable time to discover the name of the
Polish Magnate who once owned the town of Nova Ushitsa, Podolia Gubernia
(now Khmelnitsky Oblast), Ukraine.>>

On Mr. Bickman's behalf I wrote to the Herbarz group at rootsweb.com.

I just received a reply >from one of that group's always helpful members. He
referred to the Slownik Geograficzeny Krolestwa Polskiego, saying that its
entry for Nowa Uszyca (earlier known as Letniowce) belonged in 1616 to Jakub
Kxki. In 1748 it belonged to the Crown and was rented to Konstanty Goxchowski
[Gottschalk? Godchaux"] in 1761. In 1770 it went to Jxef [Josef?] Popiel.

After the partitions, Nowa Uszyca was rented to Wxdzimierz [Vladimir?]
Czewkin, governer of Podolia. (I presume this rental occurred occurred in 1793
but it could have occurred after the partition of 1795.)

I can't explain the use of "x" for the letters in the above and have inserted
my guesses about names in brackets. I don't know what it means in "Kxki"
maybe "Kolki"? The "x" seems to stand for a number of possibilities But I am
almost sure Alex Sharon will explain the "x" better than I can.
Hi,

"x" does not appear in Polish alphabet, and it is represented by the
combination of letters 'ks'.
In the old Polish literature one can notice sometime "x" in words "Xiaze"
(Ksia,ze = count) or xia,dz (ksiadz = priest) or the name Xawery (Ksawery).
'X' that are shown in Naomi posting are most probably represented specific
Polish characters letters or even two letetrs as eg in missing first name
Wl/odzimierz or Jo'zef.

I am not a magician to figure out what exactly letters are missing in above
surnames, but I can say that both surnames: Czewkin and Kolki make no sense.
Perhaps scanned copy >from Slownik will resolve the problem.

BTW
Jo'zef Popiel proper name is Popiel Dumicz - he belongs to the different
Popiel branch of the Popiel families in Wolynia ia Podole than Popiel in
Galicia.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Magnate for Nova (Novaya) Ushitsa, Podolia Gubernia #general

Alexander Sharon
 

<NFatouros@aol.com> wrote:

On Dec. 25, 03, David Bickman (bickmand@shaw.ca) wrote in part:

<<I have been trying for some considerable time to discover the name of the
Polish Magnate who once owned the town of Nova Ushitsa, Podolia Gubernia
(now Khmelnitsky Oblast), Ukraine.>>

On Mr. Bickman's behalf I wrote to the Herbarz group at rootsweb.com.

I just received a reply >from one of that group's always helpful members. He
referred to the Slownik Geograficzeny Krolestwa Polskiego, saying that its
entry for Nowa Uszyca (earlier known as Letniowce) belonged in 1616 to Jakub
Kxki. In 1748 it belonged to the Crown and was rented to Konstanty Goxchowski
[Gottschalk? Godchaux"] in 1761. In 1770 it went to Jxef [Josef?] Popiel.

After the partitions, Nowa Uszyca was rented to Wxdzimierz [Vladimir?]
Czewkin, governer of Podolia. (I presume this rental occurred occurred in 1793
but it could have occurred after the partition of 1795.)

I can't explain the use of "x" for the letters in the above and have inserted
my guesses about names in brackets. I don't know what it means in "Kxki"
maybe "Kolki"? The "x" seems to stand for a number of possibilities But I am
almost sure Alex Sharon will explain the "x" better than I can.
Hi,

"x" does not appear in Polish alphabet, and it is represented by the
combination of letters 'ks'.
In the old Polish literature one can notice sometime "x" in words "Xiaze"
(Ksia,ze = count) or xia,dz (ksiadz = priest) or the name Xawery (Ksawery).
'X' that are shown in Naomi posting are most probably represented specific
Polish characters letters or even two letetrs as eg in missing first name
Wl/odzimierz or Jo'zef.

I am not a magician to figure out what exactly letters are missing in above
surnames, but I can say that both surnames: Czewkin and Kolki make no sense.
Perhaps scanned copy >from Slownik will resolve the problem.

BTW
Jo'zef Popiel proper name is Popiel Dumicz - he belongs to the different
Popiel branch of the Popiel families in Wolynia ia Podole than Popiel in
Galicia.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Re: Jewish Agricultural Colonies #belarus

Alexander Sharon
 

Nancy Holden wrote:

In response to the post by Alexander Sharon on the Jewish Farm
Colonies in Volhynia and the query by Chuck Flack on colonies in
Southern Russia:

I am always interested in questions about the Jewish Agricultural
Colonies of the Ukraine or Jewish farmers. Several researchers
have contributed to the collection of information at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine
Although the site originally concentrated on the Ukraine, it now includes
the farm colonies in the Western Governments. If anyone has stories,
history, geographical information, photographs or questions to post to add
to our website, please contact nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden > Pasadena CA
Your site represents the most comprehensive concentration of the knowledge
on the Jewish agricultural settlements.

Congratulation for the work already well done and for the site professional
maintenance.

Alexander Sharon
Calagary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Agricultural Colonies #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Nancy Holden wrote:

In response to the post by Alexander Sharon on the Jewish Farm
Colonies in Volhynia and the query by Chuck Flack on colonies in
Southern Russia:

I am always interested in questions about the Jewish Agricultural
Colonies of the Ukraine or Jewish farmers. Several researchers
have contributed to the collection of information at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine
Although the site originally concentrated on the Ukraine, it now includes
the farm colonies in the Western Governments. If anyone has stories,
history, geographical information, photographs or questions to post to add
to our website, please contact nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden > Pasadena CA
Your site represents the most comprehensive concentration of the knowledge
on the Jewish agricultural settlements.

Congratulation for the work already well done and for the site professional
maintenance.

Alexander Sharon
Calagary, Ab


Mihaly Tichmar, Hungary/Slovakia #general

Melissa Klein <MKleinMD@...>
 

I am trying to find the town listed on my great great grandparents
immigration papers: Mihaly Tichmar Hungary. It may now be in Slovakia? I
find several towns called Mihaly, but I don't know what the Tichmar means
Has anyone heard of it?
Thank you


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mihaly Tichmar, Hungary/Slovakia #general

Melissa Klein <MKleinMD@...>
 

I am trying to find the town listed on my great great grandparents
immigration papers: Mihaly Tichmar Hungary. It may now be in Slovakia? I
find several towns called Mihaly, but I don't know what the Tichmar means
Has anyone heard of it?
Thank you


help with Russian Translation - new posting #general

Annemarie Jutel <jutel@...>
 

Moderator =96 please repost this message. I realize I didn=92t follow =
the
rules requested by the viewmate coordinator. This message contains the
remedies:
Dear friends

Seasons greetings to one and all! I received a lovely present in the
form of birth and death certificates for the DROZDOWICZ family, obtained
with relative easy >from the JRI data base and the new on-line ordering
system. Fantastic! If there is a Russian translator with time on their
hands, could they please visit the view mate site at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3319
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3318
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3320
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3321
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3322

and let me know what these precious documents reveal?

Please reply privately

Many thanks

Annemarie Jutel
Dunedin, New Zealand


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help with Russian Translation - new posting #general

Annemarie Jutel <jutel@...>
 

Moderator =96 please repost this message. I realize I didn=92t follow =
the
rules requested by the viewmate coordinator. This message contains the
remedies:
Dear friends

Seasons greetings to one and all! I received a lovely present in the
form of birth and death certificates for the DROZDOWICZ family, obtained
with relative easy >from the JRI data base and the new on-line ordering
system. Fantastic! If there is a Russian translator with time on their
hands, could they please visit the view mate site at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3319
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3318
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3320
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3321
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3322

and let me know what these precious documents reveal?

Please reply privately

Many thanks

Annemarie Jutel
Dunedin, New Zealand


Reading tombstone on Viewmate #general

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I've just posted a portion of a tombstone photo on Viewmate. It can be
found at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3333
I would appreciate some help reading the names on it. Please respond
privately.

Thanks for your help.

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reading tombstone on Viewmate #general

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I've just posted a portion of a tombstone photo on Viewmate. It can be
found at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3333
I would appreciate some help reading the names on it. Please respond
privately.

Thanks for your help.

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


Viewmate VM3340 One name or two names #general

NormK12065
 

JGeners,

VM 3340 is an extract of the survivors of a deceased. I believe the sons are
Abram Icek, Mordko, Szapsia, Josek, and Majer. I am not sure if the
daughters are Ruchla Matya (Mala, Malya) and Tema or Ruchla and Matya are separate
names. It looks like a dot is separating the names but I cannot be sure.

I appreciate any help.

Thank you very much.

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: The URL of the image is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3340
Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate VM3340 One name or two names #general

NormK12065
 

JGeners,

VM 3340 is an extract of the survivors of a deceased. I believe the sons are
Abram Icek, Mordko, Szapsia, Josek, and Majer. I am not sure if the
daughters are Ruchla Matya (Mala, Malya) and Tema or Ruchla and Matya are separate
names. It looks like a dot is separating the names but I cannot be sure.

I appreciate any help.

Thank you very much.

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: The URL of the image is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3340
Please reply privately.


GREENBERG (GUZOWSKI) #general

ariewish@...
 

Hi Genners:

Looking for descendents of Sol GREENBERG >from Leeds, younger brother of
Alfred (Alter Moshe Ber) GREENBERG >from Middlesborough. They also had a
sister named Berth ATLAS (emigrated to NY). The GREENBERGS changed their name
from GUZOWSKI (?). Their origin was the Bialystok/Grodno area. Some family
members place their origin in Goniadz. My wife (granddaughter of Fanny and
Alfred) thinks that the Leeds part of the family remained in Leeds and would
like to establish contact with them. She would also like to establish contact
with descendents of Berth ATLAS. Please answer directly to us.

Sincerely
Arie & Hannah Wishnia
Ft. Myers, Fl.

Also resarching: WISHNIA, ZAJDMAN, OKSENHORN, WASERSZTEJN, TWARDEDRZEWO,
BIELSKO (surname, not town) >from Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Mezrich) and other town
in the Podlaski Region.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GREENBERG (GUZOWSKI) #general

ariewish@...
 

Hi Genners:

Looking for descendents of Sol GREENBERG >from Leeds, younger brother of
Alfred (Alter Moshe Ber) GREENBERG >from Middlesborough. They also had a
sister named Berth ATLAS (emigrated to NY). The GREENBERGS changed their name
from GUZOWSKI (?). Their origin was the Bialystok/Grodno area. Some family
members place their origin in Goniadz. My wife (granddaughter of Fanny and
Alfred) thinks that the Leeds part of the family remained in Leeds and would
like to establish contact with them. She would also like to establish contact
with descendents of Berth ATLAS. Please answer directly to us.

Sincerely
Arie & Hannah Wishnia
Ft. Myers, Fl.

Also resarching: WISHNIA, ZAJDMAN, OKSENHORN, WASERSZTEJN, TWARDEDRZEWO,
BIELSKO (surname, not town) >from Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Mezrich) and other town
in the Podlaski Region.


Re: Repeat marriage in the US? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Jeff and Group,

<<< Is it common for a couple married in the old country to re-marry again
in the US? ... I find that man who came to the US (>from Slovakia) in July
1900 at age 16+ married his wife in NY in 1907. In researching further, I
find that there is another marriage record in his home town synagogue (in
what is now the Ukraine), dated May 7 1906 to the same woman. In both
marriage records, the spouses have the identical correct birthdates and
the parents listed are correct for both. Could they have been married in
the old country and then re-married again in the US to legitimize the
marriage in the US? ... >>>

One possible explanation: the first ceremony, which as noted was
performed in a synagogue, did not have a corresponding civil ceremony or
was never registered with the civil authorities. In the U.S., to be
considered lawfully wedded, a civil marriage had to be performed; this
could be done by a judge, or as in the case of your relatives, again by
religious authorities.

The lack of a civil marriage in Europe was not necessarily due to an
oversight by your relatives. In many areas (most notably Russia, I
believe) marriages by Jews were restricted, in part to keep the numbers of
the Jewish population down, so Jews got married in religious ceremonies
but not civil ceremonies.

I'm sure that there's a more thorough discussion of the above in the
archives, but it's only one possible explanation. Others include that
your relatives lived distant >from where the marriage had to be registered
and didn't do it by the time they came to the U.S. only a year later, or
the more mundane loss of the registration or forgetting to bring it to the
U.S.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Repeat marriage in the US? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Jeff and Group,

<<< Is it common for a couple married in the old country to re-marry again
in the US? ... I find that man who came to the US (>from Slovakia) in July
1900 at age 16+ married his wife in NY in 1907. In researching further, I
find that there is another marriage record in his home town synagogue (in
what is now the Ukraine), dated May 7 1906 to the same woman. In both
marriage records, the spouses have the identical correct birthdates and
the parents listed are correct for both. Could they have been married in
the old country and then re-married again in the US to legitimize the
marriage in the US? ... >>>

One possible explanation: the first ceremony, which as noted was
performed in a synagogue, did not have a corresponding civil ceremony or
was never registered with the civil authorities. In the U.S., to be
considered lawfully wedded, a civil marriage had to be performed; this
could be done by a judge, or as in the case of your relatives, again by
religious authorities.

The lack of a civil marriage in Europe was not necessarily due to an
oversight by your relatives. In many areas (most notably Russia, I
believe) marriages by Jews were restricted, in part to keep the numbers of
the Jewish population down, so Jews got married in religious ceremonies
but not civil ceremonies.

I'm sure that there's a more thorough discussion of the above in the
archives, but it's only one possible explanation. Others include that
your relatives lived distant >from where the marriage had to be registered
and didn't do it by the time they came to the U.S. only a year later, or
the more mundane loss of the registration or forgetting to bring it to the
U.S.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.