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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miriam BLANKSTEIN (Israel) & Moritz KLAWER (Chile) #general

Primpark <primpark@...>
 

I am currently trying to trace two people who submitted Pages of Testimony to
Yad Vashem in 1995 and 1996. Their names are Miriam BLANKSTEIN, who lives in
Carmiel, Israel, and her brother, Moritz KLAWER, >from Santiago, Chile.

I would be extremely grateful for any help in contacting these people.

Many thanks in advance - and please respond privately.

Jonathan Newman,
Leeds, England
Primpark@...


Miriam BLANKSTEIN (Israel) & Moritz KLAWER (Chile) #general

Primpark <primpark@...>
 

I am currently trying to trace two people who submitted Pages of Testimony to
Yad Vashem in 1995 and 1996. Their names are Miriam BLANKSTEIN, who lives in
Carmiel, Israel, and her brother, Moritz KLAWER, >from Santiago, Chile.

I would be extremely grateful for any help in contacting these people.

Many thanks in advance - and please respond privately.

Jonathan Newman,
Leeds, England
Primpark@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morris WEISS>Russia>Paris>Brooklyn #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am finding that the name Morris WEISS is like John Smith.
I searching for the family of the Morris WEISS that started out in Russia then
went to Paris then to Brooklyn New York. I think his final resting place was
the Workman's Circle home in the Bronx. I believe he was still alive in the
late 1970s.
Morris was best friends with my late grandfather Sam SIMONOWITZ.
Locating Morris's family hopefully, will assist me to in naming the town my
grandfather was >from and other family information.
Thank-you,
Irene Swedroe Ca.
irswed@...


Morris WEISS>Russia>Paris>Brooklyn #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am finding that the name Morris WEISS is like John Smith.
I searching for the family of the Morris WEISS that started out in Russia then
went to Paris then to Brooklyn New York. I think his final resting place was
the Workman's Circle home in the Bronx. I believe he was still alive in the
late 1970s.
Morris was best friends with my late grandfather Sam SIMONOWITZ.
Locating Morris's family hopefully, will assist me to in naming the town my
grandfather was >from and other family information.
Thank-you,
Irene Swedroe Ca.
irswed@...


New Messages on "Wall of Honor" #germany

GerSig@...
 

New additons to the "Wall of Honor" at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors0.html

include a "get well" note to Werner A. "Bud" Strauss, a long-time GerSIG
member. I received a note >from one of Bud's daughters telling of his recent
illness. She said that Mr. Strauss enjoys reading email printouts that
she brings to his hospital room.

For privacy reasons we can't post contact information to the list but it can
possibly be located using the SIG or JGDG search engines.

It's not too late to add YOUR messages to the JewishGen Wall of Honor
during the 2004 tax year. Donations to JewishGen are tax deductable in the
USA and Canada. Those donations help pay for the computer equipment needed to
keep the GerSIG Forum and GerSIG website up and running.

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator


German SIG #Germany New Messages on "Wall of Honor" #germany

GerSig@...
 

New additons to the "Wall of Honor" at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors0.html

include a "get well" note to Werner A. "Bud" Strauss, a long-time GerSIG
member. I received a note >from one of Bud's daughters telling of his recent
illness. She said that Mr. Strauss enjoys reading email printouts that
she brings to his hospital room.

For privacy reasons we can't post contact information to the list but it can
possibly be located using the SIG or JGDG search engines.

It's not too late to add YOUR messages to the JewishGen Wall of Honor
during the 2004 tax year. Donations to JewishGen are tax deductable in the
USA and Canada. Those donations help pay for the computer equipment needed to
keep the GerSIG Forum and GerSIG website up and running.

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator


Re: Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Personally. I find it inconceivable that anyone should want to sell
such a document as a card posted >from Theresienstadt on the open
market. Even if it's of no personal value, it is of value to a keeper
of records, such as the Yad Vashem or a Jewish communal organisation.
I have seen a vast collection in the Jewish museum in Vienna of
unclaimed family judaica - menorahs, tzetaka boxes, wine cups etc;
the remnants of families that are no more.

Happy (goyishe) New Year.

Robert Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...
Searching:
NOWAK - Moravia,Austria
EISINGER - Moravia - >
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia, Poland
NAGEL - Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia

*******

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@...]
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2004 7:15 PM
To: Austria-Czech SIG
Subject: [austriaczech] Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer


snip>>>>>
On Sept 10th 2004, I wrote <Links to our family
history turn up in surprising places, so it is a good
idea to check regularly on a well-known internet
auction site [this cannot be named because of its
commercial nature] just in case any vital family
mementos appear serendipitously and are auctioned to
strangers. You can register keyword on this site and
you will be notified every time they appear. I
regularly check Vienna and collectables and omit some
word to narrow down the number of articles. Today for
instance, I found a postcard which might be of
interest to one our members:

The card was sent >from Theresienstadt by detainee Anna
ERMES to Erich & Gret[h]e BREUER in Vienna, on 1 Feb
1944. Their address is given as that of the IKG:
2-4 Seitenstettengasse, Vienna 1.>

snip>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Personally. I find it inconceivable that anyone should want to sell
such a document as a card posted >from Theresienstadt on the open
market. Even if it's of no personal value, it is of value to a keeper
of records, such as the Yad Vashem or a Jewish communal organisation.
I have seen a vast collection in the Jewish museum in Vienna of
unclaimed family judaica - menorahs, tzetaka boxes, wine cups etc;
the remnants of families that are no more.

Happy (goyishe) New Year.

Robert Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...
Searching:
NOWAK - Moravia,Austria
EISINGER - Moravia - >
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia, Poland
NAGEL - Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia

*******

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@...]
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2004 7:15 PM
To: Austria-Czech SIG
Subject: [austriaczech] Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer


snip>>>>>
On Sept 10th 2004, I wrote <Links to our family
history turn up in surprising places, so it is a good
idea to check regularly on a well-known internet
auction site [this cannot be named because of its
commercial nature] just in case any vital family
mementos appear serendipitously and are auctioned to
strangers. You can register keyword on this site and
you will be notified every time they appear. I
regularly check Vienna and collectables and omit some
word to narrow down the number of articles. Today for
instance, I found a postcard which might be of
interest to one our members:

The card was sent >from Theresienstadt by detainee Anna
ERMES to Erich & Gret[h]e BREUER in Vienna, on 1 Feb
1944. Their address is given as that of the IKG:
2-4 Seitenstettengasse, Vienna 1.>

snip>>>>>>>>>>>>
--
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Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
Version: 7.0.296 / Virus Database: 265.6.5 - Release Date: 26/12/2004


Where to go from here? #austria-czech

bjansen201@...
 

I was able to find two of my grandfather's brothers on the Shoah list of Yad
Vashem. Both were the subject of a page of testimony by their brother,
Richard SOMMER, who emigrated to Israel and died in 1980. He also provided
pages of testimony on three siblings, Irma and George FRIED and their
sister Ida POPA. I have no idea how the FRIEDS and the SOMMER family
are related (Richard provided testimony as a relative), but I suspect
Richard's wife (if he had one) is the link.

Are there census, marriage and death records available for Israel
either online through FHL in Salt Lake City? Perhaps marriage records
for Austria in the early 1900's might be useful?

The SOMMER family migrated >from Bohemia (Caslau) in the mid 1800s
and settled in Amstetten, Austria. Ludwig was listed as residing in
Amstetten and Artur in Wieden when they were deported to Poland.

Any suggestions welcome.

Barbara Sommer Jansen
Colorado,USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Where to go from here? #austria-czech

bjansen201@...
 

I was able to find two of my grandfather's brothers on the Shoah list of Yad
Vashem. Both were the subject of a page of testimony by their brother,
Richard SOMMER, who emigrated to Israel and died in 1980. He also provided
pages of testimony on three siblings, Irma and George FRIED and their
sister Ida POPA. I have no idea how the FRIEDS and the SOMMER family
are related (Richard provided testimony as a relative), but I suspect
Richard's wife (if he had one) is the link.

Are there census, marriage and death records available for Israel
either online through FHL in Salt Lake City? Perhaps marriage records
for Austria in the early 1900's might be useful?

The SOMMER family migrated >from Bohemia (Caslau) in the mid 1800s
and settled in Amstetten, Austria. Ludwig was listed as residing in
Amstetten and Artur in Wieden when they were deported to Poland.

Any suggestions welcome.

Barbara Sommer Jansen
Colorado,USA


RUBIN Family from Vienna #austria-czech

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

My name is Robert Rubin. I am trying to obtain more
information on my great grandfather and his family.

I know very little about my great grandfather as he had separated
from my great grandmother almost a century ago. His name was Hirsh (Harry)
RUBIN. He arrived in the United States on March 15, 1891. All of
the documents that I was able to obtain (2 United States census records, my
grandfather´s birth certificate, and my great aunt´s death certificate)
all indicate that Hirsh RUBIN was >from Austria. His United States
Naturalization Record states that he was born on November 12, 1861. The
census records confirm that he was born around 1861. My grandfather´s wife
said to me (20 years ago) that he was >from Vienna. I do not know if that
meant that he was born in Vienna or had lived there prior to moving
to the United States. Or perhaps, Hirsh had always told people that he was
from Vienna because it was a well-known city, and he actually may have
lived close to Vienna. He married my great grandmother, Katherine SILBERMAN,
who was >from Izyaslav, Volynhia, Ukraine. They probably met and married
in New York as she had arrived in the United States in 1892, and their
first born child was in 1900. They had 3 children: Hyman, Betty, and
Samuel. Initially, they lived in New York City, and then they moved to Boston.

Any help or suggestions in finding out more information on my family would
be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Robert RUBIN
bob_rubin@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RUBIN Family from Vienna #austria-czech

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

My name is Robert Rubin. I am trying to obtain more
information on my great grandfather and his family.

I know very little about my great grandfather as he had separated
from my great grandmother almost a century ago. His name was Hirsh (Harry)
RUBIN. He arrived in the United States on March 15, 1891. All of
the documents that I was able to obtain (2 United States census records, my
grandfather´s birth certificate, and my great aunt´s death certificate)
all indicate that Hirsh RUBIN was >from Austria. His United States
Naturalization Record states that he was born on November 12, 1861. The
census records confirm that he was born around 1861. My grandfather´s wife
said to me (20 years ago) that he was >from Vienna. I do not know if that
meant that he was born in Vienna or had lived there prior to moving
to the United States. Or perhaps, Hirsh had always told people that he was
from Vienna because it was a well-known city, and he actually may have
lived close to Vienna. He married my great grandmother, Katherine SILBERMAN,
who was >from Izyaslav, Volynhia, Ukraine. They probably met and married
in New York as she had arrived in the United States in 1892, and their
first born child was in 1900. They had 3 children: Hyman, Betty, and
Samuel. Initially, they lived in New York City, and then they moved to Boston.

Any help or suggestions in finding out more information on my family would
be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Robert RUBIN
bob_rubin@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Panel for IAJGS Conference-Shtetl Trips/Archive Research-Volunteers! #hungary

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

We are looking for people interested in participating in a Hungarian Special
Interest Group-sponsored panel discussion/presentation on "Visiting Your
Ancestral Shtetl and Researching in Eastern European Archives" for the IAJGS
Las Vegas conference, which will take place >from July 10th - 15th this
summer.

If you have traveled to a city, town or village that was located in
pre-Trianon (greater) Hungary (including Transcarpathia/Ukraine, Slovakia,
Romania) whether it was with a group or a privately arranged trip--and would
like to share your stories and experiences, please get in touch with me.

The topics we'd like to cover are:

-Before you leave....how to prepare for all facets of this type of trip.
-hiring guides, translators, drivers
-town visits...dos and don'ts.
-researching in city and regional archives, town halls, libraries,
universities, USC offices, etc. What documents can be found and the best
ways to access them.
-cemetery restorations or documentation
-synagogue visits-experiences with the religious communities abroad
-Travel recommendations: air, train, car, hotel accommodations, food
issues--(Kosher or not.)
-What to take--cameras, converters, money (for tipping versus spending),
medications, research/office supplies, etc.
-What you would have done differently...what you'd like to do again.

If you are interested in offering your expertise--based on personal
experience--on any of these topics, or simply have an interesting anecdote
to tell about your trip--and think you will be attending the conference,
please send me the following:

-Name/Contact Information
-Brief (but specific) information about where and when you traveled and what
you did.
-Topics you would be most interested in discussing.
-Short Bio

Even if you are only tentatively attending the Las Vegas conference at this
point, feel free to submit your information. We'd like to have as many
potential panel members as possible at this point, even if some of you end
up not attending the conference.

If your are reading this, but have never taken a shtetl trip, but are
considering doing so, please offer suggestions on topics you think should be
included in this type of panel discussion.

Looking forward to your feedback!

Pamela Weisberger
H-SIG Liason
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary history of Satoraljaujhely #hungary

Henry Lifton <henlif@...>
 

Can you tell me where to get a copy of this book.

Thanks
Henry Lifton
Boca Raton, FL

Subject: history of Satoraljaujhely
From: Zebradisc@...
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:40:32 EST
X-Message-Number: 4

many thanks to stephen (and of course mrs. danko for creating it) for
translating this wonderfully informative little book. what a fantastic
snapshot
and collection of observations.
it is packed with insight and detail and will be of interest to all with
jewish heritage, irrespective of where in hungary they resided.
ricky schultz
los angeles


Hungary SIG #Hungary Cross Reference Guide #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

It's been another good week for the project. We now have 782 towns
completed, and you can find the list of completed towns at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/completedtowns.html.

Thanks to everyone who contributed towns this week. Special recognition
is due Ilan Kozma of Israel, who submitted 152 towns >from Somogy. Kol
Hakavod, Ilan, and Todah Rabah.

A few comments:

1. Two of the three major contributors used Yizkor books to provide the
town names. I never thought of this approach, but if any of you have
Yizkor books and would do the required cross referencing, your efforts
would be greatly appreciated.

2. There are a number of megyes that have no or almost no towns
contributed. So just in case any of you have connections to these
megyes, it would be great if you would take the time to contribute.

No towns: Csongrad, Szeben
Almost no towns: Also-Feher, Arad, Bacs-Bodrog, Bars, Brasso, Csanad,
Csik, Fogaras, Haromszek, Hunyad, Krasso-Szoreny, Lipto, Nagy-Kukullo,
Temes, Torda-Aranyos, Turoc and Udvahely.

I've also learned that it would be helpful if you would add a comment if
you know your town merged with another town. It makes it easier for me
to proofread when I have that information.

This is the last week of the first phase of the project. After this
week, the initial list of completed towns (including all of the
Maramaros towns not yet on the list) will be closed and the synogogues
will be added. That doesn't mean that I won't take any additional
submissions after next Sunday, but it would be helpful to have as many
names submitted by next Sunday as possible.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to contribute.

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
caroljr@...
Alameda, CA USA


history of Satoraljaujhely #hungary

Henry Lifton <henlif@...>
 

Can you tell me where to get a copy of this book.

Thanks
Henry Lifton
Boca Raton, FL

Subject: history of Satoraljaujhely
From: Zebradisc@...
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 13:40:32 EST
X-Message-Number: 4

many thanks to stephen (and of course mrs. danko for creating it) for
translating this wonderfully informative little book. what a fantastic
snapshot
and collection of observations.
it is packed with insight and detail and will be of interest to all with
jewish heritage, irrespective of where in hungary they resided.
ricky schultz
los angeles


Hungarian Panel for IAJGS Conference-Shtetl Trips/Archive Research-Volunteers! #hungary

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

We are looking for people interested in participating in a Hungarian Special
Interest Group-sponsored panel discussion/presentation on "Visiting Your
Ancestral Shtetl and Researching in Eastern European Archives" for the IAJGS
Las Vegas conference, which will take place >from July 10th - 15th this
summer.

If you have traveled to a city, town or village that was located in
pre-Trianon (greater) Hungary (including Transcarpathia/Ukraine, Slovakia,
Romania) whether it was with a group or a privately arranged trip--and would
like to share your stories and experiences, please get in touch with me.

The topics we'd like to cover are:

-Before you leave....how to prepare for all facets of this type of trip.
-hiring guides, translators, drivers
-town visits...dos and don'ts.
-researching in city and regional archives, town halls, libraries,
universities, USC offices, etc. What documents can be found and the best
ways to access them.
-cemetery restorations or documentation
-synagogue visits-experiences with the religious communities abroad
-Travel recommendations: air, train, car, hotel accommodations, food
issues--(Kosher or not.)
-What to take--cameras, converters, money (for tipping versus spending),
medications, research/office supplies, etc.
-What you would have done differently...what you'd like to do again.

If you are interested in offering your expertise--based on personal
experience--on any of these topics, or simply have an interesting anecdote
to tell about your trip--and think you will be attending the conference,
please send me the following:

-Name/Contact Information
-Brief (but specific) information about where and when you traveled and what
you did.
-Topics you would be most interested in discussing.
-Short Bio

Even if you are only tentatively attending the Las Vegas conference at this
point, feel free to submit your information. We'd like to have as many
potential panel members as possible at this point, even if some of you end
up not attending the conference.

If your are reading this, but have never taken a shtetl trip, but are
considering doing so, please offer suggestions on topics you think should be
included in this type of panel discussion.

Looking forward to your feedback!

Pamela Weisberger
H-SIG Liason
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Cross Reference Guide #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

It's been another good week for the project. We now have 782 towns
completed, and you can find the list of completed towns at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/completedtowns.html.

Thanks to everyone who contributed towns this week. Special recognition
is due Ilan Kozma of Israel, who submitted 152 towns >from Somogy. Kol
Hakavod, Ilan, and Todah Rabah.

A few comments:

1. Two of the three major contributors used Yizkor books to provide the
town names. I never thought of this approach, but if any of you have
Yizkor books and would do the required cross referencing, your efforts
would be greatly appreciated.

2. There are a number of megyes that have no or almost no towns
contributed. So just in case any of you have connections to these
megyes, it would be great if you would take the time to contribute.

No towns: Csongrad, Szeben
Almost no towns: Also-Feher, Arad, Bacs-Bodrog, Bars, Brasso, Csanad,
Csik, Fogaras, Haromszek, Hunyad, Krasso-Szoreny, Lipto, Nagy-Kukullo,
Temes, Torda-Aranyos, Turoc and Udvahely.

I've also learned that it would be helpful if you would add a comment if
you know your town merged with another town. It makes it easier for me
to proofread when I have that information.

This is the last week of the first phase of the project. After this
week, the initial list of completed towns (including all of the
Maramaros towns not yet on the list) will be closed and the synogogues
will be added. That doesn't mean that I won't take any additional
submissions after next Sunday, but it would be helpful to have as many
names submitted by next Sunday as possible.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to contribute.

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
caroljr@...
Alameda, CA USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Eduard Neuman #hungary

John J Kovacs <j.kovacs@...>
 

Denise Pfalzer posted two parts of a documnmet on
Viewmate and asks what happened to Ede Neuman on 6
June 1905. I may be looking at the wrong note as I
don't see anything happening to Ede in 1905. It would
be helpful if Denise would send the headings of the
document. Besides the document being very hard to
read, my guess is that Eduard Neuman was born on
Januar 19, 1879 and his father was Heinrich Neuman.

John Kovacs


Hungary SIG #Hungary hatam sofer #hungary

jacob michel <jmichael@...>
 

Hello,
does anyone know when and where the responsa of the Hatam Sofer [Rabbi Moshe
Schreiber] was first published?
does anybody know if the queries he received are still existant and where
they are today? [or photocopies of original letters ]

thank you,
jacob michel
israel