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Viewmate Photo - SHVARTSMAN / KOPOLOVSKI, Ternovka / Odessa #ukraine

cosi38@...
 

SHVARTSMAN / KOPOLOVSKI ? Ternovka / Odessa

Does anyone recognize this family?
Please write to me directly. Cosi38@bluewin.ch
Thank you.

Rosemarie Cohen
Switzerland


http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=20715


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate Photo - SHVARTSMAN / KOPOLOVSKI, Ternovka / Odessa #ukraine

cosi38@...
 

SHVARTSMAN / KOPOLOVSKI ? Ternovka / Odessa

Does anyone recognize this family?
Please write to me directly. Cosi38@bluewin.ch
Thank you.

Rosemarie Cohen
Switzerland


http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=20715


Viewmate - Photo- KOPOLOVSKI, Odessa #ukraine

cosi38@...
 

Itzak KOPOLOVSKI, Rabbi?, Odessa

This is my husband's ggrandfather. (b. ca. 1840-50)
According to his son he was a Rabbi in Odessa.
Wife's name Chaia Golda, teacher.

Does anyone know anything about him?
Thank you in advance for your help

Rosemarie Cohen
Switzerland
Cosi38@bluewin.ch


http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=20714


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate - Photo- KOPOLOVSKI, Odessa #ukraine

cosi38@...
 

Itzak KOPOLOVSKI, Rabbi?, Odessa

This is my husband's ggrandfather. (b. ca. 1840-50)
According to his son he was a Rabbi in Odessa.
Wife's name Chaia Golda, teacher.

Does anyone know anything about him?
Thank you in advance for your help

Rosemarie Cohen
Switzerland
Cosi38@bluewin.ch


http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=20714


New JewishGen Class-Research in Great Lakes Country Canada and U.S #ukraine

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education is offering a new class in "Researching your Roots
in Canada and The (U.S.)Great Lakes Region" (States: Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois) May 15 - June 17 2012

Did you ancestor settle in Canada? Did your ancestor settle in the
Great Lakes states Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan or Wisconsin?
Did your ancestor immigrate through a Canadian Port and settle in
the United States Great Lakes Region (i.e.Chicago, Detroit or St Paul,
Buffalo, Toledo or Milwaukee?)Did your ancestor come into a U.S. port
and cross the border into Canada?

JewishGen is offering a four week class discovering your roots
in Canada, passage through Canada to northern U.S. cities of the
Great Lakes (i.e. Chicago, Detroit, Duluth and St Paul).
Course will include (1) entrance and exits through Canadian Ports,
(2) Border Crossings (3) vital records, naturalizations and census
records in Canada and Great Lakes Region U.S.

Course open by application
Application http://www.jewishgen.org/education/
Click on "Requirements and Course Details"
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=20228
Send your application or questions to nholden@interserv.com
Instructors: Nancy Holden, Bruce Brown
May 17 - June 17 $80. Payment after acceptance.
Enrollment limited to 20 students

Nancy Holden nholden@interserv.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New JewishGen Class-Research in Great Lakes Country Canada and U.S #ukraine

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education is offering a new class in "Researching your Roots
in Canada and The (U.S.)Great Lakes Region" (States: Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois) May 15 - June 17 2012

Did you ancestor settle in Canada? Did your ancestor settle in the
Great Lakes states Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan or Wisconsin?
Did your ancestor immigrate through a Canadian Port and settle in
the United States Great Lakes Region (i.e.Chicago, Detroit or St Paul,
Buffalo, Toledo or Milwaukee?)Did your ancestor come into a U.S. port
and cross the border into Canada?

JewishGen is offering a four week class discovering your roots
in Canada, passage through Canada to northern U.S. cities of the
Great Lakes (i.e. Chicago, Detroit, Duluth and St Paul).
Course will include (1) entrance and exits through Canadian Ports,
(2) Border Crossings (3) vital records, naturalizations and census
records in Canada and Great Lakes Region U.S.

Course open by application
Application http://www.jewishgen.org/education/
Click on "Requirements and Course Details"
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=20228
Send your application or questions to nholden@interserv.com
Instructors: Nancy Holden, Bruce Brown
May 17 - June 17 $80. Payment after acceptance.
Enrollment limited to 20 students

Nancy Holden nholden@interserv.com


Blaj/Blay/Blai/Blai/Blay family #ukraine

alexanderbligh@...
 

I am looking for any official records regarding my family. Various spellings
have been in use during the years: Blaj/Blay/Blai/Blei/Bley/Bligh.
The family lived in the Rovno/Warkowitz/Alexandria/Zdalbonuv area since the
1830s. In the mid-19th century it spread out of Frankfurt/Oder, its original
location,to the East, including: (today's) Ukraine; Romania; Israel.
Members of the family stayed in Germany proper. I wrote to the Rovno
archives but found only a handful of papers not related to my immediate
family. I am looking for any official records, their location and ways of
contacting the appropriate archives.

Thanks,
Prof. Alexander Bligh, PhD
Ariel University Center Middle East Research Center, Director
Strategic Objects Ltd, President
director@ariel.ac.il

Moderator's Note: Have you checked the Jewishgen Ukraine Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/index.asp? It's a good starting place.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: Blaj/Blay/Blai/Blai/Blay family #ukraine

alexanderbligh@...
 

I am looking for any official records regarding my family. Various spellings
have been in use during the years: Blaj/Blay/Blai/Blei/Bley/Bligh.
The family lived in the Rovno/Warkowitz/Alexandria/Zdalbonuv area since the
1830s. In the mid-19th century it spread out of Frankfurt/Oder, its original
location,to the East, including: (today's) Ukraine; Romania; Israel.
Members of the family stayed in Germany proper. I wrote to the Rovno
archives but found only a handful of papers not related to my immediate
family. I am looking for any official records, their location and ways of
contacting the appropriate archives.

Thanks,
Prof. Alexander Bligh, PhD
Ariel University Center Middle East Research Center, Director
Strategic Objects Ltd, President
director@ariel.ac.il

Moderator's Note: Have you checked the Jewishgen Ukraine Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/index.asp? It's a good starting place.


Society for mutual aid of the trade businesses of mosaic faith of Warsaw 1880 to 1930 #warsaw #poland

nicole.berline@...
 

Logan Kleinwaks made me aware of a very interesting source, which he
will index in his site genealogy indexer http://genealogyindexer.org/


This source is
The annual records of the "Society for mutual aid of the trade
businesses of mosaic faith of Warsaw", >from 1880 to 1930, digitized by
the University of Warsaw.
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/results?action=SearchSimilarAction&eid=9781


I have a question of cultural/sociological nature about this Society:
were all the members "modernized" merchants jews ?
The reason I suspect this is two fold: first I found my grand-father
Berek Rotenstein, not with his jewish given name Ber/Berek but with the
"polish" ( actually french!) given name Bernard, and many ( not all)
members have similar polish given names: Maurycy, Maksym, ...
The other reason is that other well known merchants of Warsaw at that
time were not members of this Society.

Nicole BERLINE, Paris.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Society for mutual aid of the trade businesses of mosaic faith of Warsaw 1880 to 1930 #warsaw #poland

nicole.berline@...
 

Logan Kleinwaks made me aware of a very interesting source, which he
will index in his site genealogy indexer http://genealogyindexer.org/


This source is
The annual records of the "Society for mutual aid of the trade
businesses of mosaic faith of Warsaw", >from 1880 to 1930, digitized by
the University of Warsaw.
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/results?action=SearchSimilarAction&eid=9781


I have a question of cultural/sociological nature about this Society:
were all the members "modernized" merchants jews ?
The reason I suspect this is two fold: first I found my grand-father
Berek Rotenstein, not with his jewish given name Ber/Berek but with the
"polish" ( actually french!) given name Bernard, and many ( not all)
members have similar polish given names: Maurycy, Maksym, ...
The other reason is that other well known merchants of Warsaw at that
time were not members of this Society.

Nicole BERLINE, Paris.


40 Jewish Community History brochures plus booklet on Jewish cattle dealers - BOOK CITE - CITE CITE #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Thanks (again) to George Arnstein in Washington, DC

This website is for the Publisher: Verlag "Medien und Dialog"

www.medienunddialog.de

Click "Liste aller Publikationen" to see the Publication List.

Prices (shown at the website) include VAT, but not shiping cost.

Reihe "Orte juedischer Geschichte und Kultur"
Series on Jewish history and culture (list of towns below)

The series "Places of Jewish History and Culture" now contains more
than 40 separate booklets on local evidence and traces of Jewish
history. The booklets refer to communities and projects and makes
suggestions for visitors.

The booklets measure 15cm x 15cm, are richly illustrated and include a map,
a bibliography, as well as important information (phone numbers,
contact addresses, etc.)useful in preparation for a visit or as a basis for
further research. A subscription series is possible. The leaflet
prices are 2, 2.50 and 3 Euros each.

*** Identify these and all towns, cities and other geographic names using the
JewishGen Gazetteer http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
Remember to select Germany ****

Augsburg: Die Synagoge 32 pages Bad Buchau 16 Baisingen 32 Buchen 32

Buttenwiesen 36 pages, Creglingen 40pages, Emmendingen 32 Eschwege 32

Esslingen: Juedischer Viehhandel (Jewish cattle trade) 44 pages

Esslingen 32 pages, Ettenheim 36 Forchheimer Land 16 pages,

Gedenkorte in Fuerth 16 pages, Synagoge in Fuerth 16, Stiftung in Fuerth 16

Haigerloch 16 pages, Hungen 32 Hechingen 32

Synagoge Hechingen 32 pages, Huerben 16 Kienheim 20 Koenigsbach 32

Laupheim 32 pages, Ludwigsburg 32 MainSpessartKreis 52

Synagoge Memmelsdorf 32 Miltenberg 16 Moenchsroth 16

Neuwied 32 pages, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 40

Offenburg 16 pages Perleberg 20 Pforzheim 36

Rotenburg/Fulda 32 pages, Rothenburg o. d. Tauber. 32 Rottweil 16

Ruesselsheim 32 pa;ges, St. Ingbert 16, Schnaittach 16, Speyer 32

Tuebingen 36 Ulm 32 Kulturmuseum Veitshoechheim 16

========== Buecher / Books ============

Bildband Juedische Gotteshaeuser und Friedhoefe in Wuerttemberg /
Jewish houses of worship and cemeteries in Wurttemberg 142 pages

Dokumentation Eroeffnung des Stuttgarter Lehrhauses / Document marking
the opening of the Stuttgart (Jewish) schoolhouse 42 pages
Blick zurueck / Looking Back 88 p.
Dr. Caesar Hirsch ein juedisches Arztschicksal in Stuttgart
Dr. Caesar Hirsch - The Fate of a Jewish doctor in Stuttgart
Glueck, ganz besonderes Glueck / Fortunately, very very lucky 104 p.
www.medienunddialog.de click "Liste aller Publikationen"


German SIG #Germany 40 Jewish Community History brochures plus booklet on Jewish cattle dealers - BOOK CITE - CITE CITE #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Thanks (again) to George Arnstein in Washington, DC

This website is for the Publisher: Verlag "Medien und Dialog"

www.medienunddialog.de

Click "Liste aller Publikationen" to see the Publication List.

Prices (shown at the website) include VAT, but not shiping cost.

Reihe "Orte juedischer Geschichte und Kultur"
Series on Jewish history and culture (list of towns below)

The series "Places of Jewish History and Culture" now contains more
than 40 separate booklets on local evidence and traces of Jewish
history. The booklets refer to communities and projects and makes
suggestions for visitors.

The booklets measure 15cm x 15cm, are richly illustrated and include a map,
a bibliography, as well as important information (phone numbers,
contact addresses, etc.)useful in preparation for a visit or as a basis for
further research. A subscription series is possible. The leaflet
prices are 2, 2.50 and 3 Euros each.

*** Identify these and all towns, cities and other geographic names using the
JewishGen Gazetteer http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
Remember to select Germany ****

Augsburg: Die Synagoge 32 pages Bad Buchau 16 Baisingen 32 Buchen 32

Buttenwiesen 36 pages, Creglingen 40pages, Emmendingen 32 Eschwege 32

Esslingen: Juedischer Viehhandel (Jewish cattle trade) 44 pages

Esslingen 32 pages, Ettenheim 36 Forchheimer Land 16 pages,

Gedenkorte in Fuerth 16 pages, Synagoge in Fuerth 16, Stiftung in Fuerth 16

Haigerloch 16 pages, Hungen 32 Hechingen 32

Synagoge Hechingen 32 pages, Huerben 16 Kienheim 20 Koenigsbach 32

Laupheim 32 pages, Ludwigsburg 32 MainSpessartKreis 52

Synagoge Memmelsdorf 32 Miltenberg 16 Moenchsroth 16

Neuwied 32 pages, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse 40

Offenburg 16 pages Perleberg 20 Pforzheim 36

Rotenburg/Fulda 32 pages, Rothenburg o. d. Tauber. 32 Rottweil 16

Ruesselsheim 32 pa;ges, St. Ingbert 16, Schnaittach 16, Speyer 32

Tuebingen 36 Ulm 32 Kulturmuseum Veitshoechheim 16

========== Buecher / Books ============

Bildband Juedische Gotteshaeuser und Friedhoefe in Wuerttemberg /
Jewish houses of worship and cemeteries in Wurttemberg 142 pages

Dokumentation Eroeffnung des Stuttgarter Lehrhauses / Document marking
the opening of the Stuttgart (Jewish) schoolhouse 42 pages
Blick zurueck / Looking Back 88 p.
Dr. Caesar Hirsch ein juedisches Arztschicksal in Stuttgart
Dr. Caesar Hirsch - The Fate of a Jewish doctor in Stuttgart
Glueck, ganz besonderes Glueck / Fortunately, very very lucky 104 p.
www.medienunddialog.de click "Liste aller Publikationen"


Re: A new film #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Wow! In two days I received many emails with help I needed to post a movie!
Thank you to all who responded. I appreciate it very much.

I know now how to post a movie on our website.

The movie "Seven Songs about 100 years" created by Arnold Brodichansky you
can find at History of Jews in Bessarabia section of Bessarabia website, or
directly: http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/JewishHistory.html .

If anyone with knowledge in websites wants to become a Webmaster of
Bessarabia SIG, please let me know. We need to fill that position.

Best regards,
Yefim Kogan
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.

MODERATOR NOTE - Segments of this incredible film contain some quite
graphic and disturbing scenes of pogroms and the Holocaust.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: A new film #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Wow! In two days I received many emails with help I needed to post a movie!
Thank you to all who responded. I appreciate it very much.

I know now how to post a movie on our website.

The movie "Seven Songs about 100 years" created by Arnold Brodichansky you
can find at History of Jews in Bessarabia section of Bessarabia website, or
directly: http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/JewishHistory.html .

If anyone with knowledge in websites wants to become a Webmaster of
Bessarabia SIG, please let me know. We need to fill that position.

Best regards,
Yefim Kogan
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.

MODERATOR NOTE - Segments of this incredible film contain some quite
graphic and disturbing scenes of pogroms and the Holocaust.


Re: Frankfurt birth records #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

Renee Steinig asked about obtaining vital records from
Frankfurt using an internet system. ========>

I recently obtained a marriage certificate of 1844 >from Frankfurt. I did
not use the form, instead I emailed my request to:
verwaltung.amt34@stadt-frankfurt.de
I asked for a photocopy of the marriage record, which I obtained. If you
want to use the form, put a number under "Registerausdruck". In the
field for "Berechtigung" (entitlement) mention "Schutzfrist abgelaufen"
(protection period ended). under "Zwecke" (purpose) put
"Familienforschung" (family research). You will probably be billed.

German authorities normally do not accept credit card payments or checks
from non-European banks, so you will have extra expenses for wiring the
fee except if you have (or know somebody who has) a European bank account.

Records >from 1894 are exempt >from privacy restrictions: the rule is
birth records: 110 years
marriage records: 80 years
death records: 30 years

Birth records always contain the parents' names.

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Canada <andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca>

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills, New York, USA <genmaven@gmail.com> wrote:
Has anyone out there ordered Frankfurt birth records via this website:
https://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=2950&_ffmpar[_id_inhalt]=5893305
I hope to order a cousin's 1894 birth record and am wondering...
-- whether records >from the 1890s are exempt >from privacy restrictions
-- whether the records will include parents' names
-- whether there's anything I need to know about options before hitting "send"


German SIG #Germany Re: Frankfurt birth records #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

Renee Steinig asked about obtaining vital records from
Frankfurt using an internet system. ========>

I recently obtained a marriage certificate of 1844 >from Frankfurt. I did
not use the form, instead I emailed my request to:
verwaltung.amt34@stadt-frankfurt.de
I asked for a photocopy of the marriage record, which I obtained. If you
want to use the form, put a number under "Registerausdruck". In the
field for "Berechtigung" (entitlement) mention "Schutzfrist abgelaufen"
(protection period ended). under "Zwecke" (purpose) put
"Familienforschung" (family research). You will probably be billed.

German authorities normally do not accept credit card payments or checks
from non-European banks, so you will have extra expenses for wiring the
fee except if you have (or know somebody who has) a European bank account.

Records >from 1894 are exempt >from privacy restrictions: the rule is
birth records: 110 years
marriage records: 80 years
death records: 30 years

Birth records always contain the parents' names.

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Canada <andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca>

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills, New York, USA <genmaven@gmail.com> wrote:
Has anyone out there ordered Frankfurt birth records via this website:
https://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=2950&_ffmpar[_id_inhalt]=5893305
I hope to order a cousin's 1894 birth record and am wondering...
-- whether records >from the 1890s are exempt >from privacy restrictions
-- whether the records will include parents' names
-- whether there's anything I need to know about options before hitting "send"


Jewish Surnames in Banat #romania

belinda.work@...
 

Dear Genners,

My ancestor David MILANKOV (also appears as Damjan, 1773-1842)
married to Ana/Anuska (surname unknown) appears in a census >from a
village called Kumane (not sure where he came from), a place in
current Vojvodina, then the military frontier (known as Banat Krajina)
under the Habsburg Monarchy. His son Shimon/Simeun had 4 children,
Sara, Juliana, Pelagia and Isaak. Does anyone have any clue as to what
Jewish surname MILANKOV might correspond to, what it might have been
before?

On another line, my ancestor Ivan GAIN (b.1768) also appears in
Nagykikinda/Grosskikinda/Chichinda Mare records (not sure where he
came >from as he was not born in Nagykikinda). Has anyone encountered
the name KAHN-KAIN-CAIN-KAJIN becoming GAIN? I have found quite a few
KAINs >from the region (the towns of Dej (Des) and Gherla, even Arad),
but still cannot establish a connection!

Many thanks,

Belinda,
London

MODERATOR NOTE: In the future please sign with your full name.


Romania SIG #Romania Jewish Surnames in Banat #romania

belinda.work@...
 

Dear Genners,

My ancestor David MILANKOV (also appears as Damjan, 1773-1842)
married to Ana/Anuska (surname unknown) appears in a census >from a
village called Kumane (not sure where he came from), a place in
current Vojvodina, then the military frontier (known as Banat Krajina)
under the Habsburg Monarchy. His son Shimon/Simeun had 4 children,
Sara, Juliana, Pelagia and Isaak. Does anyone have any clue as to what
Jewish surname MILANKOV might correspond to, what it might have been
before?

On another line, my ancestor Ivan GAIN (b.1768) also appears in
Nagykikinda/Grosskikinda/Chichinda Mare records (not sure where he
came >from as he was not born in Nagykikinda). Has anyone encountered
the name KAHN-KAIN-CAIN-KAJIN becoming GAIN? I have found quite a few
KAINs >from the region (the towns of Dej (Des) and Gherla, even Arad),
but still cannot establish a connection!

Many thanks,

Belinda,
London

MODERATOR NOTE: In the future please sign with your full name.


Another "Austrian" story #galicia

Susan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I was amused by the Alan Feuer tale and thought I'd share a similar story
about a family known to most American Jews. I am related to the
Grossingers who were the founders of the Catskill's Grossinger Hotel.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, I had never met anyone >from the family but,
early in my family research days, I reached out to Jennie and Harry
Grossinger's son, Paul. Though he said he knew very little about his
family's origins, he had been told that they had come >from Vienna. He
elaborated on the picture that he had in his mind of the grand life that
his family lived in Austria. I was deeply skeptical since I already knew a
fair amount about Paul's parents and grandparents and knew that they
were Galitzianers and likely >from a town very near where my grandfather
was born.

I subsequently found the Grossingers listed in various books such as
"Who's Who." It appears that Paul's mother, Jennie Grossinger, had
self-reported her origins as Vienna, so it was no surprise that Paul had
adopted this view of his family's origins. But, as I dug deeper, I found
that Jennie and Harry, her husband and cousin, were >from Baligrod, a
small town in the middle of western Galicia, now Poland. The town was,
indeed, close to my grandfather's town of Bukowsko. As my inquiries
evolved, I found that Jennie's parents, Malka (Molly) and Selig Grossinger,
had been desperately poor in their early years in New York. Selig was ill
much of the time and the family struggled to make ends meet. The
humble origins of the fabulous Grossinger Hotel arose out of Molly and
Jennie's conviction that a few weeks in the country air in the Catskills
might improve his health. That experience led Selig and his wife and
daughter to the notion that they might make a living hosting Jewish
guests seeking respite >from the city. Several iterations later, the family
bought land and built the Grossinger Hotel.

Suzan Wynne


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Another "Austrian" story #galicia

Susan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I was amused by the Alan Feuer tale and thought I'd share a similar story
about a family known to most American Jews. I am related to the
Grossingers who were the founders of the Catskill's Grossinger Hotel.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, I had never met anyone >from the family but,
early in my family research days, I reached out to Jennie and Harry
Grossinger's son, Paul. Though he said he knew very little about his
family's origins, he had been told that they had come >from Vienna. He
elaborated on the picture that he had in his mind of the grand life that
his family lived in Austria. I was deeply skeptical since I already knew a
fair amount about Paul's parents and grandparents and knew that they
were Galitzianers and likely >from a town very near where my grandfather
was born.

I subsequently found the Grossingers listed in various books such as
"Who's Who." It appears that Paul's mother, Jennie Grossinger, had
self-reported her origins as Vienna, so it was no surprise that Paul had
adopted this view of his family's origins. But, as I dug deeper, I found
that Jennie and Harry, her husband and cousin, were >from Baligrod, a
small town in the middle of western Galicia, now Poland. The town was,
indeed, close to my grandfather's town of Bukowsko. As my inquiries
evolved, I found that Jennie's parents, Malka (Molly) and Selig Grossinger,
had been desperately poor in their early years in New York. Selig was ill
much of the time and the family struggled to make ends meet. The
humble origins of the fabulous Grossinger Hotel arose out of Molly and
Jennie's conviction that a few weeks in the country air in the Catskills
might improve his health. That experience led Selig and his wife and
daughter to the notion that they might make a living hosting Jewish
guests seeking respite >from the city. Several iterations later, the family
bought land and built the Grossinger Hotel.

Suzan Wynne

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