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HFPJC Update-Part II-Cemtery Restoration Projects #hungary

hfpjc
 

Dear Genners,

Firstly, I'd like to commend those of you who have responded already to
my Part I posting and for your warm words of thanks and encouragement; I
will try to respond to all of them as soon as possible.

Well, following is a list of all those cemeteries for which there is
considerable interest among the families and descendants to have restored.
All of these have already been evaluated-the preliminary step-and are either
in various stages of preparations for the projects or are being seriously
considered and processed(i.e. actual work will be immediately initiated upon
signing of contracts between HFPJC and family members/descendants.) Once
again, if you recognize your ancestral hometown, or if anybody has any
information that might be beneficial to the projects, please contact our
office. Also, digital photos of these cemeteries are available upon request.

I know that many of you have some roots in
Satoraljaujhely(Eihel)Hungary, so this is bound to be of interest,
especially as I have received requests and inquiries regarding this cemetery
from many J-Gen members.:
SATORALJAUJHELY, Hungary
The Jewish cemetery(New) of Satoraljaujhely is a huge cemetery. Granted,
the first section of the cemetery is in decent condition, but the lion's
share of the grounds are so badly overgrown that it is often impossible to
reach the gravestones and countless stones are even completely obscured from
view. I am happy to inform you that we have recently commenced the major
task of clearing the grounds of all the bush and wild vegetation so that we
can get an idea of the amount of gravestones in that cemetery. According to
our rep who was there together with an experienced contractor, he
approximated the amount to be several thousand tombstones! Of course, only
once the cemetery is cleaned can we determine the scope of restoring all
the damaged and neglected gravestones. Furthermore, in light of the sloping
grounds of the cemetery, a plan for a drainage system for the rainfalls is
currently being studied by a special engineering team. I will keep you
posted as to the progress.

DRAGMIRESTU, Romania
To be enclosed and restored internally. Project in latter phase of
preparation.

GUKLIVIJ, Ukraine
Cemetery open to all and in terrible condition. Descendants being
contacted-any others who have pertinent info.

HAJDUSOBOSZLO, Hungary
Large cemetery, to be properly enclosed.
Gathering of interested family members and descendants in process.

HAJDUBESZORMENY, Hungary
Grounds severely overgrown; vegetation to be cut and cleared in near
future, followed by individual photographing of tombstones and maintenance
arrangements.

PALEU, Hungary
Very bad condition. Gathering of interested family members and descendants
in process.

PAP, Hungary
The erection of a durable, concrete enclosure to be commenced in coming
weeks.

PIR, Romania
To be enclosed properly and restored internally. Project in preparatory
phases.

RAKHOV, Ukraine
Retainer wall urgently required to support eroding earth. Gathering of
interested family members and descendants in process.

STRIMTURA, Romania
Erection of concrete enclosure to be commenced in near future, followed by
interior restoration.

TISENIC/STROPKOV, Slovakia
Preparation for cutting wild vegetation in process. To be followed by
restoration of gravestones.

URISHOR, Romania
Interior to be completely restored. Project still in preparatory stages.

VALCAU DE JOS, Romania
Erosion posing substantial threat. Thorough research and correspondence with
Mayor yielded urgent(though very costly)need for a retainer wall. Project
still in preparatory stages.

ZHURAVNIKI, Ukraine
Recently evaluated-complete results being studied and to be released
shortly. Cemetery in deplorable condition. (Project initiated by Yizkor
Book Project Coordinator Mr. Gary Gershfiel >from Forest Hills)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

I will try to keep you updated with the developments of these cemetey
projects.

Best regards to you all and in this merit, we we all be blessed with a Happy
Jewish New Year!

Sincerely,

Toby Mendlowitz
Assistant Director
HFPJC
Brooklyn, NY 11211
E-mail: hfpjc@thejnet.com

Moderator: Please contact Toby off-list if you have any questions about this project, which is not sponsored by JewishGen.


Hungary SIG #Hungary HFPJC Update-Part II-Cemtery Restoration Projects #hungary

hfpjc
 

Dear Genners,

Firstly, I'd like to commend those of you who have responded already to
my Part I posting and for your warm words of thanks and encouragement; I
will try to respond to all of them as soon as possible.

Well, following is a list of all those cemeteries for which there is
considerable interest among the families and descendants to have restored.
All of these have already been evaluated-the preliminary step-and are either
in various stages of preparations for the projects or are being seriously
considered and processed(i.e. actual work will be immediately initiated upon
signing of contracts between HFPJC and family members/descendants.) Once
again, if you recognize your ancestral hometown, or if anybody has any
information that might be beneficial to the projects, please contact our
office. Also, digital photos of these cemeteries are available upon request.

I know that many of you have some roots in
Satoraljaujhely(Eihel)Hungary, so this is bound to be of interest,
especially as I have received requests and inquiries regarding this cemetery
from many J-Gen members.:
SATORALJAUJHELY, Hungary
The Jewish cemetery(New) of Satoraljaujhely is a huge cemetery. Granted,
the first section of the cemetery is in decent condition, but the lion's
share of the grounds are so badly overgrown that it is often impossible to
reach the gravestones and countless stones are even completely obscured from
view. I am happy to inform you that we have recently commenced the major
task of clearing the grounds of all the bush and wild vegetation so that we
can get an idea of the amount of gravestones in that cemetery. According to
our rep who was there together with an experienced contractor, he
approximated the amount to be several thousand tombstones! Of course, only
once the cemetery is cleaned can we determine the scope of restoring all
the damaged and neglected gravestones. Furthermore, in light of the sloping
grounds of the cemetery, a plan for a drainage system for the rainfalls is
currently being studied by a special engineering team. I will keep you
posted as to the progress.

DRAGMIRESTU, Romania
To be enclosed and restored internally. Project in latter phase of
preparation.

GUKLIVIJ, Ukraine
Cemetery open to all and in terrible condition. Descendants being
contacted-any others who have pertinent info.

HAJDUSOBOSZLO, Hungary
Large cemetery, to be properly enclosed.
Gathering of interested family members and descendants in process.

HAJDUBESZORMENY, Hungary
Grounds severely overgrown; vegetation to be cut and cleared in near
future, followed by individual photographing of tombstones and maintenance
arrangements.

PALEU, Hungary
Very bad condition. Gathering of interested family members and descendants
in process.

PAP, Hungary
The erection of a durable, concrete enclosure to be commenced in coming
weeks.

PIR, Romania
To be enclosed properly and restored internally. Project in preparatory
phases.

RAKHOV, Ukraine
Retainer wall urgently required to support eroding earth. Gathering of
interested family members and descendants in process.

STRIMTURA, Romania
Erection of concrete enclosure to be commenced in near future, followed by
interior restoration.

TISENIC/STROPKOV, Slovakia
Preparation for cutting wild vegetation in process. To be followed by
restoration of gravestones.

URISHOR, Romania
Interior to be completely restored. Project still in preparatory stages.

VALCAU DE JOS, Romania
Erosion posing substantial threat. Thorough research and correspondence with
Mayor yielded urgent(though very costly)need for a retainer wall. Project
still in preparatory stages.

ZHURAVNIKI, Ukraine
Recently evaluated-complete results being studied and to be released
shortly. Cemetery in deplorable condition. (Project initiated by Yizkor
Book Project Coordinator Mr. Gary Gershfiel >from Forest Hills)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

I will try to keep you updated with the developments of these cemetey
projects.

Best regards to you all and in this merit, we we all be blessed with a Happy
Jewish New Year!

Sincerely,

Toby Mendlowitz
Assistant Director
HFPJC
Brooklyn, NY 11211
E-mail: hfpjc@thejnet.com

Moderator: Please contact Toby off-list if you have any questions about this project, which is not sponsored by JewishGen.


Where is "Siedmiogrod"? #general

Cory Streisinger <corys@...>
 

I've recently received a family tree written in Polish which includes some
branches of my WECHSLER family. I'm trying to identify Arnold WECHSLER
(born about 1820) and his daughter Fanny WECHSLER (born 1865), both of whom
were >from "Siedmiogrod" according to this tree. (There is an accent over
the second "o".) Is "Siedmiogrod" a specific city or town? My Google
search identifies it as a region of Transylvania, but I'd like to get more
precise if possible.

Thanks for your help.

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon
corys@att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is "Siedmiogrod"? #general

Cory Streisinger <corys@...>
 

I've recently received a family tree written in Polish which includes some
branches of my WECHSLER family. I'm trying to identify Arnold WECHSLER
(born about 1820) and his daughter Fanny WECHSLER (born 1865), both of whom
were >from "Siedmiogrod" according to this tree. (There is an accent over
the second "o".) Is "Siedmiogrod" a specific city or town? My Google
search identifies it as a region of Transylvania, but I'd like to get more
precise if possible.

Thanks for your help.

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon
corys@att.net


Gyorgy SCHWARCZ #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

I'm looking for Gyorgy (Georg, called Gyuri) Schwarcz, born in Zsujta,
Hungary. He could be 80-90 years old today. His father, Gyula Schwarcz, and
his brother, Istvan Schwarcz, were killed by the nazis. Gyorgy and his
mother survived the Holocaust and lived in Zsujta and Budapest after WW2. In
the beginning of the 1950ies (before 1956) they escaped >from the Communist
regime in Hungary to Vienna. I was told that afterwards they went on to New
York. Gyorgy Schwarcz married and had children.
My grandfather, Dr. Erno Schwarcz (who was killed in Budapest in December
1944), and Gyula Schwarcz (Gyorgy Schwarcz' father) were siblings. In
connection with Gyorgy Schwarcz I heard the names Satori and Szego.

I ask you to help me to find György Schwarcz and his family.

With best wishes,

Giselle Bodziony

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gyorgy SCHWARCZ #general

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

I'm looking for Gyorgy (Georg, called Gyuri) Schwarcz, born in Zsujta,
Hungary. He could be 80-90 years old today. His father, Gyula Schwarcz, and
his brother, Istvan Schwarcz, were killed by the nazis. Gyorgy and his
mother survived the Holocaust and lived in Zsujta and Budapest after WW2. In
the beginning of the 1950ies (before 1956) they escaped >from the Communist
regime in Hungary to Vienna. I was told that afterwards they went on to New
York. Gyorgy Schwarcz married and had children.
My grandfather, Dr. Erno Schwarcz (who was killed in Budapest in December
1944), and Gyula Schwarcz (Gyorgy Schwarcz' father) were siblings. In
connection with Gyorgy Schwarcz I heard the names Satori and Szego.

I ask you to help me to find György Schwarcz and his family.

With best wishes,

Giselle Bodziony

MODERATOR NOTE: Several instances of Hungarian umlauted o in this post have
been replaced by plain o. The names Gyorgy, Erno, and Szego should all be
read with umlauts, perhaps accented umlauts. JewishGen's list server software
unfortunately interacts unpredictably with umlauts, accented letters, and other
special characters, causing them to be displayed as "hexcodes" or different
characters >from those intended in many cases. Please avoid the use of special
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Re: Tarnow Ghetto list #galicia

leonard <leonard77@...>
 

I have over a thousand Jewish names of people interned in the Tarnow ghetto.
These are only Jews who came >from shtetls outside Tarnow and did not reside
in Tarnow before the war.

If anyone wants me to look up a name please ask.

Leonard Schneider


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Tarnow Ghetto list #galicia

leonard <leonard77@...>
 

I have over a thousand Jewish names of people interned in the Tarnow ghetto.
These are only Jews who came >from shtetls outside Tarnow and did not reside
in Tarnow before the war.

If anyone wants me to look up a name please ask.

Leonard Schneider


Bessarabian Holocaust Survivors in Brazil #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

Does anyone have e-mail addresses for any of these organizations? I was told
that these are organizations for Brazilian Holocaust survivors. I
understand that there was an influx of Bessarabian Jews to Brazil just
before WW II. I am trying to locate relatives who may have survived.

1. Confederacao Israelita do Brazil (CONIB)
2. Federacao Israelita do Estado de Minas Gerais
3. Federacao Israelita do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
4. Federacao Israelita de Estado de Sao Paulo

And if anyone can provide a translation of these organizations...

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Contact information for all these organizations can be found
using standard Internet search engines. Please contact Suzy Lampert privately
with any specific information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabian Holocaust Survivors in Brazil #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

Does anyone have e-mail addresses for any of these organizations? I was told
that these are organizations for Brazilian Holocaust survivors. I
understand that there was an influx of Bessarabian Jews to Brazil just
before WW II. I am trying to locate relatives who may have survived.

1. Confederacao Israelita do Brazil (CONIB)
2. Federacao Israelita do Estado de Minas Gerais
3. Federacao Israelita do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
4. Federacao Israelita de Estado de Sao Paulo

And if anyone can provide a translation of these organizations...

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Contact information for all these organizations can be found
using standard Internet search engines. Please contact Suzy Lampert privately
with any specific information.


Mexico City Phone Book??? #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Dear Stan, Israel, and JGS members,

As far as I know there is no current online Mexican phone book. I have the
same need and have tried many times over the past year. There were a few
sites that appeared to have one but when you submitted a search you get "Page
Not Found" or equivalents. If anyone has a specific URL that had worked for
them recently please let us all know. Mexico has a relative good sized
Jewish community and I have some relatives. Please try Zawoznik in Mexico
City if you need an example.

I would also like to find a 1920 or so Mexico City census online so if
anyone knows of one of those please let me know. I know LDS is suppossed to
have one but without a known address I assume that would be difficult to
use.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA USA


Subject: Re: Mexico -- additional thought From: "Stan Goodman"
<SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com> Date: 23 Sep 2004 15:09:55 GMT
X-Message-Number: 7

Israel...

Have you tried looking up the name and address in the online Mexican
telephone directory?

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mexico City Phone Book??? #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Dear Stan, Israel, and JGS members,

As far as I know there is no current online Mexican phone book. I have the
same need and have tried many times over the past year. There were a few
sites that appeared to have one but when you submitted a search you get "Page
Not Found" or equivalents. If anyone has a specific URL that had worked for
them recently please let us all know. Mexico has a relative good sized
Jewish community and I have some relatives. Please try Zawoznik in Mexico
City if you need an example.

I would also like to find a 1920 or so Mexico City census online so if
anyone knows of one of those please let me know. I know LDS is suppossed to
have one but without a known address I assume that would be difficult to
use.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA USA


Subject: Re: Mexico -- additional thought From: "Stan Goodman"
<SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com> Date: 23 Sep 2004 15:09:55 GMT
X-Message-Number: 7

Israel...

Have you tried looking up the name and address in the online Mexican
telephone directory?

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel


Hungarian magnate landowners #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <Key2pst@...>
 

Does anyone know of any magnate landowner names >from Hungary? Gayle from
San Gabriel, Ca.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungarian magnate landowners #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <Key2pst@...>
 

Does anyone know of any magnate landowner names >from Hungary? Gayle from
San Gabriel, Ca.


Re: Pocket Watch in "Tula Silver" #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Robert Fraser" wrote

Many thanks to those who responded, on - and off- list, to my question.

If I'd had the sense to type "tula silver" rather than just "tula" into
the search engine, I would have found what I needed to know. Moral - always
do exhaustive research before posting a query!

I do have a follow-up question - if tula silver is an alloy of silver, lead,
copper and sulphur, as I now know it to be, can I assume that it would
have been cheaper than silver? My grandfather scraped a living as a
coffeehouse waiter and would not have been able to afford a silver watch.

Shana tova

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
Robert,

Alloys (an alloyed metals) have always been more practical than the base
material as in case of the pure iron and iron + carbon alloy known as steel.

Lead and cooper intentionally added to the silver in a very small amount,
have increased the corrosion resistance of this alloy.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pocket Watch in "Tula Silver" #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Robert Fraser" wrote

Many thanks to those who responded, on - and off- list, to my question.

If I'd had the sense to type "tula silver" rather than just "tula" into
the search engine, I would have found what I needed to know. Moral - always
do exhaustive research before posting a query!

I do have a follow-up question - if tula silver is an alloy of silver, lead,
copper and sulphur, as I now know it to be, can I assume that it would
have been cheaper than silver? My grandfather scraped a living as a
coffeehouse waiter and would not have been able to afford a silver watch.

Shana tova

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
Robert,

Alloys (an alloyed metals) have always been more practical than the base
material as in case of the pure iron and iron + carbon alloy known as steel.

Lead and cooper intentionally added to the silver in a very small amount,
have increased the corrosion resistance of this alloy.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Aharon BEJZMAN, killed in pogrom, Volhynia, 1918 #general

mark
 

Shalom in the new year
I got an information that my greatgrandfather Aharon BEJZMAN was a bookeeper
of one of landowners in Volhyn and was killed in pogrom in 1918 there was an
article about it in a nespaper in Kiev in 1918. how can I use the
information? Any idea please
searching BEJZMAN Novograd Volinskij Dubno
BRANDWAJN Ostrog Zdolbunov
WAJSENBERG Poland
ZAJCHIK any spelling Ukrain
SOSNOVSKIJ CHUDNOVSKIJ Kiev region
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aharon BEJZMAN, killed in pogrom, Volhynia, 1918 #general

mark
 

Shalom in the new year
I got an information that my greatgrandfather Aharon BEJZMAN was a bookeeper
of one of landowners in Volhyn and was killed in pogrom in 1918 there was an
article about it in a nespaper in Kiev in 1918. how can I use the
information? Any idea please
searching BEJZMAN Novograd Volinskij Dubno
BRANDWAJN Ostrog Zdolbunov
WAJSENBERG Poland
ZAJCHIK any spelling Ukrain
SOSNOVSKIJ CHUDNOVSKIJ Kiev region
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Genealogy Book Recommendations #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hi, Genners,

My synagogue, Congregation Sherith-Israel, holds a
book fair every fall to coincide with Jewish Book
Month, [end of October-November.] I have volunteered
to provide a list of titles that anyone interested in
genealogy might purchase [either for him/herself or
for the congrgation library.]

So, I appeal to the group to please write back to me,
off-list, at shelliecee@yahoo.com, with any titles
that you think are essential to the beginner or any
pearls that you have come upon and have found
invaluable. Please - no book is too obvious or too
costly not to be considered by the committee.

Thanks for your assistance,
and L'Shana Tova Tiketevu,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Several InfoFiles may contain useful suggestions for your
book fair. Check the list at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Books>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Book Recommendations #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hi, Genners,

My synagogue, Congregation Sherith-Israel, holds a
book fair every fall to coincide with Jewish Book
Month, [end of October-November.] I have volunteered
to provide a list of titles that anyone interested in
genealogy might purchase [either for him/herself or
for the congrgation library.]

So, I appeal to the group to please write back to me,
off-list, at shelliecee@yahoo.com, with any titles
that you think are essential to the beginner or any
pearls that you have come upon and have found
invaluable. Please - no book is too obvious or too
costly not to be considered by the committee.

Thanks for your assistance,
and L'Shana Tova Tiketevu,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Several InfoFiles may contain useful suggestions for your
book fair. Check the list at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Books>.