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Marriage Extract Translation - Polish - VM 5968 #general

Jerry Schneider <jerry.schneider@...>
 

I have posted an extract >from an 1865 Marriage Record on ViewMate. (Please
note that I mistakenly identified the language as Russian; it is definitely
Polish, though.)

The marriage record is for Fajwel WAJZBROT and Ester FRYDMAN. The extract
appears to be a reference to a first marriage of Fajwel WAYZBROT to a Perla
RAJZLENDER (which occurred in Turobin one year earlier).

Any assistance in translating the extract is greatly appreciated.

The excerpt is on ViewMate at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5968

Please respond privately to

jerry.schneider@verizon.net

Thank you.

- jerry


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriage Extract Translation - Polish - VM 5968 #general

Jerry Schneider <jerry.schneider@...>
 

I have posted an extract >from an 1865 Marriage Record on ViewMate. (Please
note that I mistakenly identified the language as Russian; it is definitely
Polish, though.)

The marriage record is for Fajwel WAJZBROT and Ester FRYDMAN. The extract
appears to be a reference to a first marriage of Fajwel WAYZBROT to a Perla
RAJZLENDER (which occurred in Turobin one year earlier).

Any assistance in translating the extract is greatly appreciated.

The excerpt is on ViewMate at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5968

Please respond privately to

jerry.schneider@verizon.net

Thank you.

- jerry


Poland birth records on computor? #general

JRYezierski <jryez@...>
 

Has the city of Warsaw has computorized birth/death records from
1890's.Where can one find them if they are.
Are any other Poland city/county records available online?
Which ones and how would you access them?

Thanks
Jerome Yezierski


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poland birth records on computor? #general

JRYezierski <jryez@...>
 

Has the city of Warsaw has computorized birth/death records from
1890's.Where can one find them if they are.
Are any other Poland city/county records available online?
Which ones and how would you access them?

Thanks
Jerome Yezierski


GORDON from Lithuania to Britain #general

Paul Prescott
 

Change of name:
Can anyone provide any information about how I can
trace my family who came to Britain >from Lithuania
about 1886. My grandfather Louis or Lewis GORDON
came to Britain >from Lithuania with his brothers
around 1886, aged 11 years. One brother was several
years older and was named Simon. On Simon’s religious
marriage certificate, he is named Joshua, son of Jacob
Zeev and has a brother who was unable to be present
named Noach Haim.

Louis appears in the 1901 English census and Simon in
the 1891 and 1901 English censuses. There is no trace
of Noach. I have searched the Hamburg ships passenger
lists and passport information at LDS and
naturalisation records at PRO and found nothing. I
have combed the Ellis Island records for Noach. I
have also combed the internet and sent countless
emails and letters asking for help with my search. The
Vilnius Archives have twice asked me for more
information. The very information I was seeking from
them.

My father (deseased) said their name was changed to
Gordon on arrival in Britain and that their original
name was BEN SHIMON LEV. No records were kept of
changes of name for that period. My father said the
brothers came >from a little place in Lithuania called
Reshen (English pronunciation). We have also been told
that Jacob zeev was a farmer or cattle rearer, which
suggests that they lived in an agricultural area in
Lithuania.
Thanks,
Susan Prescott
Wigan,
England
email avaroot@yahoo.co.uk
ID 66830


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GORDON from Lithuania to Britain #general

Paul Prescott
 

Change of name:
Can anyone provide any information about how I can
trace my family who came to Britain >from Lithuania
about 1886. My grandfather Louis or Lewis GORDON
came to Britain >from Lithuania with his brothers
around 1886, aged 11 years. One brother was several
years older and was named Simon. On Simon’s religious
marriage certificate, he is named Joshua, son of Jacob
Zeev and has a brother who was unable to be present
named Noach Haim.

Louis appears in the 1901 English census and Simon in
the 1891 and 1901 English censuses. There is no trace
of Noach. I have searched the Hamburg ships passenger
lists and passport information at LDS and
naturalisation records at PRO and found nothing. I
have combed the Ellis Island records for Noach. I
have also combed the internet and sent countless
emails and letters asking for help with my search. The
Vilnius Archives have twice asked me for more
information. The very information I was seeking from
them.

My father (deseased) said their name was changed to
Gordon on arrival in Britain and that their original
name was BEN SHIMON LEV. No records were kept of
changes of name for that period. My father said the
brothers came >from a little place in Lithuania called
Reshen (English pronunciation). We have also been told
that Jacob zeev was a farmer or cattle rearer, which
suggests that they lived in an agricultural area in
Lithuania.
Thanks,
Susan Prescott
Wigan,
England
email avaroot@yahoo.co.uk
ID 66830


whilst on the subject of Pesach #general

Berman <bermanfm@...>
 

At the end of the meal, during our seder, each person is given a piece
of the afikomen. We have inherited a custom of shaping the afikomen
into small circles by biting round our own individual piece until each
participant at the seder has created a small round circle >from the
afikomen. This, we are told protects each person >from anything bad
during the coming year, especially having a robbery in the house. We
keep the circles >from one year to the next.

This is a custom that has been passed down for many generations >from my
husband's maternal grandparents' family who came >from Baranov and
Kolbuchow. The family name is Feingold.

Does anyone else know about this custom?

Kathryn Berman, Jerusalem, Israel

LIPKIN, Zagare, Lithuania
FEINGOLD, Kolbuchow, Baranow.
BAKOVSKY, FRIZHINSKY, Mariampole, Valkavishkis, Lithuania
LICHTENSTEIN, Kecerovce Pecklany, Hungary/Slovakia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen whilst on the subject of Pesach #general

Berman <bermanfm@...>
 

At the end of the meal, during our seder, each person is given a piece
of the afikomen. We have inherited a custom of shaping the afikomen
into small circles by biting round our own individual piece until each
participant at the seder has created a small round circle >from the
afikomen. This, we are told protects each person >from anything bad
during the coming year, especially having a robbery in the house. We
keep the circles >from one year to the next.

This is a custom that has been passed down for many generations >from my
husband's maternal grandparents' family who came >from Baranov and
Kolbuchow. The family name is Feingold.

Does anyone else know about this custom?

Kathryn Berman, Jerusalem, Israel

LIPKIN, Zagare, Lithuania
FEINGOLD, Kolbuchow, Baranow.
BAKOVSKY, FRIZHINSKY, Mariampole, Valkavishkis, Lithuania
LICHTENSTEIN, Kecerovce Pecklany, Hungary/Slovakia


German STERN/STARR family of Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse #general

Alice Josephs
 

I am looking for Mendel, Mameth, Jette, Anna STERN and/or the possible
children of Salomon and Henriette STERN of Heppenheim an der
Bergstrasse, Hesse Germany. Some members of the family changed their
name to STARR in the USA (Kentucky and Ohio). Please contact me on
genealice@josephsonline.net if you have any information.

The details are below with the missing lines marked with **:

Siblings: children of Gottfried STERN (Gottfried Abraham before name
adoption) and Nannchen HOCHSCHILD.

**Mendel STERN born Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse 27th March 1815

**Mameth STERN born Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse 25th March 1820
(I think this is a girl)

I would also like to trace individual children of two other siblings of
Mendel and Mameth.

Salomon STERN born Heppenheim 8th September 1810 died 22nd November
1880.
married 20th February 1839 in Lorsch
Jette (= Henriette) MAYERFELD born Biebesheim circa 1813 died
Heppenheim 30th September 1886.

**children?.

Feist STERN born Heppenheim 22nd December 1812 Heppenheim - 20th
September 1889
married

1) Gernsheim 23rd November 1841

Jette WEIS born Mainz-Hechtsheim circa 1812 or 1815 died Heppenheim
1st July 1849 in childbirth

daughter: **Jette STERN born Heppenheim 17th June 1849.
No further information known. Her elder sister Eva emigrated to
Portsmouth, Ohio before marrying a New York shoe and boot salesman,
Solomon Mela. I have traced Eva's line but know nothing about Jette.

2) Bensheim 16th January 1850

Jeanette MAYERFELD born Biebesheim circa 1823 died Heppenheim 28
June 1878 (step sister of Henriette
MAYERFELD, wife of Salomon STERN)

daughter: **Anna STERN born Heppenheim 18th April 1859

Alice Josephs
UK
JABLUSZKO ROZENBERG Ciechanow DON GOLDMACHER GURMAN Pultusk, Poland.
STERN (STARR) Heppenheim HERZ DAEFELE Kochendorf MARKUS Otterstadt,
Hainchen, Roedelheim GRUEN GRUENEWALD Roedelheim HOCHSCHILD Gross
Rohrheim MAYERFELD Biebesheim, Germany
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German STERN/STARR family of Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse #general

Alice Josephs
 

I am looking for Mendel, Mameth, Jette, Anna STERN and/or the possible
children of Salomon and Henriette STERN of Heppenheim an der
Bergstrasse, Hesse Germany. Some members of the family changed their
name to STARR in the USA (Kentucky and Ohio). Please contact me on
genealice@josephsonline.net if you have any information.

The details are below with the missing lines marked with **:

Siblings: children of Gottfried STERN (Gottfried Abraham before name
adoption) and Nannchen HOCHSCHILD.

**Mendel STERN born Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse 27th March 1815

**Mameth STERN born Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse 25th March 1820
(I think this is a girl)

I would also like to trace individual children of two other siblings of
Mendel and Mameth.

Salomon STERN born Heppenheim 8th September 1810 died 22nd November
1880.
married 20th February 1839 in Lorsch
Jette (= Henriette) MAYERFELD born Biebesheim circa 1813 died
Heppenheim 30th September 1886.

**children?.

Feist STERN born Heppenheim 22nd December 1812 Heppenheim - 20th
September 1889
married

1) Gernsheim 23rd November 1841

Jette WEIS born Mainz-Hechtsheim circa 1812 or 1815 died Heppenheim
1st July 1849 in childbirth

daughter: **Jette STERN born Heppenheim 17th June 1849.
No further information known. Her elder sister Eva emigrated to
Portsmouth, Ohio before marrying a New York shoe and boot salesman,
Solomon Mela. I have traced Eva's line but know nothing about Jette.

2) Bensheim 16th January 1850

Jeanette MAYERFELD born Biebesheim circa 1823 died Heppenheim 28
June 1878 (step sister of Henriette
MAYERFELD, wife of Salomon STERN)

daughter: **Anna STERN born Heppenheim 18th April 1859

Alice Josephs
UK
JABLUSZKO ROZENBERG Ciechanow DON GOLDMACHER GURMAN Pultusk, Poland.
STERN (STARR) Heppenheim HERZ DAEFELE Kochendorf MARKUS Otterstadt,
Hainchen, Roedelheim GRUEN GRUENEWALD Roedelheim HOCHSCHILD Gross
Rohrheim MAYERFELD Biebesheim, Germany
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/


Re: West End House Information of Alumni #general

Susan&David
 

The American Jewish Historical Society in Newton Centre, MA has some
West End House information.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~ajhs_pb~r!!469

There is also a West End Museum at 150 Staniford St. in Boston.
I believe they have a membership list. The museum may be able to
help you find your contacts.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


stephen field wrote:

I am looking for information about certain alumni of
the West End Boys Club, formally on Blossom street in Boston,
now in Allston Street, in Brighton Massachusetts.
Personal information about how they grew up, and their
affilation with the West End House Boys Club is what I
am looking for.
...
My E mail address is : stemarfie@yahoo.com


Re: Poland birth records on computor? #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Dear Jerome:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jripldat.htm will tell you what's there,
and

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm will let you search it.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
Researching Upper Silesia, which is included in the JRI-PL project


JRYezierski wrote:

Has the city of Warsaw has computorized birth/death records from
1890's.Where can one find them if they are.
Are any other Poland city/county records available online?
Which ones and how would you access them?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: West End House Information of Alumni #general

Susan&David
 

The American Jewish Historical Society in Newton Centre, MA has some
West End House information.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~ajhs_pb~r!!469

There is also a West End Museum at 150 Staniford St. in Boston.
I believe they have a membership list. The museum may be able to
help you find your contacts.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


stephen field wrote:

I am looking for information about certain alumni of
the West End Boys Club, formally on Blossom street in Boston,
now in Allston Street, in Brighton Massachusetts.
Personal information about how they grew up, and their
affilation with the West End House Boys Club is what I
am looking for.
...
My E mail address is : stemarfie@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Poland birth records on computor? #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Dear Jerome:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jripldat.htm will tell you what's there,
and

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm will let you search it.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
Researching Upper Silesia, which is included in the JRI-PL project


JRYezierski wrote:

Has the city of Warsaw has computorized birth/death records from
1890's.Where can one find them if they are.
Are any other Poland city/county records available online?
Which ones and how would you access them?


Re: FESTINGER, SHITENBERG - NAMES CHANGED IN ISRAEL #hungary

????? ???? <amira_m@...>
 

I'm sorry i'm answering through the sig but the e-mail came back...

Hi,
What is "Holstein cattle" ? I know what is cattle but not what is
"Holstein" .
You 'll have to give me Moti's family name so I can try search for him in
the telephone directory.....
Are you sure the family name of Sarah's husband is Shitenberg and not
Shtienberg ?
Shitenberg is a rare family name in Israel, and Shtienberg is a common
family name.

Pesach samech,
Amira, Israel.

----- Original Message -----
From: <VivianeCK2003@aol.com>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <VivianeCK2003@aol.com>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 3:59 PM
Subject: [h-sig] FESTINGER, SHITENBERG - NAMES CHANGED IN ISRAEL


Hi!
In addition to the list below, I am looking for the descendents of my late
Aunt Rose (nee Weinberger) Festinger in Israel. She had two children -
Paul
and Ilonka. Ilonka married, had no descendents and passed away. Paul
changed
his name (I cannot remember to what) and had a wife named Rachel and two
children - Moti and Sarah. Rachel, Moti and Sarah have disappeared in
Israel...>from the Weinberger - Reich families.
Moti would be about 40 now....married with at least two children....
Sarah married a Dr. Shitenberg around 1982 or before. I imagine they
changed their names.
Can anyone help me with these name changes.
They used to live in Kfar Warburg and they lived there up until the
1980s.
Paul and his son Moti had Holstein cattle.
Paul died of Cancer around 1985.
If this ring a bell...please reply to _vivianeck2003@aol.com_
(mailto:vivianeck2003@aol.com)
Viviane Kluska
Canton, Michigan

Researching: Stricker, Politzer, Schiffman, Silverman, Rebibo, Wolf,
Alpert,
Weinberger, Heller - all with a Hungarian connection
Moderator: Please continue discussion off-list unless info will be of interest to others.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: FESTINGER, SHITENBERG - NAMES CHANGED IN ISRAEL #hungary

????? ???? <amira_m@...>
 

I'm sorry i'm answering through the sig but the e-mail came back...

Hi,
What is "Holstein cattle" ? I know what is cattle but not what is
"Holstein" .
You 'll have to give me Moti's family name so I can try search for him in
the telephone directory.....
Are you sure the family name of Sarah's husband is Shitenberg and not
Shtienberg ?
Shitenberg is a rare family name in Israel, and Shtienberg is a common
family name.

Pesach samech,
Amira, Israel.

----- Original Message -----
From: <VivianeCK2003@aol.com>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <VivianeCK2003@aol.com>
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 3:59 PM
Subject: [h-sig] FESTINGER, SHITENBERG - NAMES CHANGED IN ISRAEL


Hi!
In addition to the list below, I am looking for the descendents of my late
Aunt Rose (nee Weinberger) Festinger in Israel. She had two children -
Paul
and Ilonka. Ilonka married, had no descendents and passed away. Paul
changed
his name (I cannot remember to what) and had a wife named Rachel and two
children - Moti and Sarah. Rachel, Moti and Sarah have disappeared in
Israel...>from the Weinberger - Reich families.
Moti would be about 40 now....married with at least two children....
Sarah married a Dr. Shitenberg around 1982 or before. I imagine they
changed their names.
Can anyone help me with these name changes.
They used to live in Kfar Warburg and they lived there up until the
1980s.
Paul and his son Moti had Holstein cattle.
Paul died of Cancer around 1985.
If this ring a bell...please reply to _vivianeck2003@aol.com_
(mailto:vivianeck2003@aol.com)
Viviane Kluska
Canton, Michigan

Researching: Stricker, Politzer, Schiffman, Silverman, Rebibo, Wolf,
Alpert,
Weinberger, Heller - all with a Hungarian connection
Moderator: Please continue discussion off-list unless info will be of interest to others.


tombstone transcription help! #ukraine

TE <tome1111@...>
 

We received various photos >from a relative, who visited the Chernigov
cemetery and would like to find out if anyone has a Russian/Ukrainian
Tombstone transcription guide. There don't appear to be any on the
internet.

One of the stones says:

LAST NAME
1888 Elia 1967
Noxiemovich
OTDETEI, BHYKOB

Since I don't have Cyrillic letters on my computer, For the word OTDETEI, I
have placed a D for the Cyrillic delta and an "I" for the backwards N. Can
anyone tell me what they think the OTDETEI means? As well, there's a comma
after the word OTDETEI. Isn't BHYKOB (H in Cyrillic =N in English), Ben
Jakob?

And why would the stone say Elia son of Nochem OTDETEI, son of Jakob?

Tom Erribe
CA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine tombstone transcription help! #ukraine

TE <tome1111@...>
 

We received various photos >from a relative, who visited the Chernigov
cemetery and would like to find out if anyone has a Russian/Ukrainian
Tombstone transcription guide. There don't appear to be any on the
internet.

One of the stones says:

LAST NAME
1888 Elia 1967
Noxiemovich
OTDETEI, BHYKOB

Since I don't have Cyrillic letters on my computer, For the word OTDETEI, I
have placed a D for the Cyrillic delta and an "I" for the backwards N. Can
anyone tell me what they think the OTDETEI means? As well, there's a comma
after the word OTDETEI. Isn't BHYKOB (H in Cyrillic =N in English), Ben
Jakob?

And why would the stone say Elia son of Nochem OTDETEI, son of Jakob?

Tom Erribe
CA


Re: Theresienstadt Transports and its Liberation Date #general

Stephen Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

The German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv, Postfach 45 05 69, 12175
Berlin) has partly resolved conflicts in the data on the deportations of
my grandmother >from Berlin to Theresienstadt and >from Theresienstadt to
Auschwitz. But even those data were flawed, according to Prof. Charlotte
Opfermann. According to an index card furnished on April 27, 1999, by the
Federation of Jewish Communities of the Czech Republic, Jenny Pelz was
deported >from Berlin to Theresienstadt on June 2, 1942, on Transport
I/90/11184. Prof. Opfermann says that designation should be I/90-1184.
The card says she was later sent to Auschwitz on a transport termed
"Ea." The number 1796 follows, and was probably her personal number.
That "Ea" train left Theresienstadt for Auschwitz on May 16, 1944.
On the other hand, Jacov Tzur, a Theresienstadt survivor and a student
at Beit Terin in Israel, said: The registration numbers of Berlin's
Jews in Ghetto Theresienstadt were consecutive >from the first deportee
to the last. Example: if someone had the number 11,184 he was the
11,184th deportee >from Berlin to Theresienstadt.
The letter "I" was the sign of the transports >from Berlin; "II" >from Munich
"III" >from Cologne; "IV" >from Vienna.
The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center of the
American Red Cross in Baltimore also said she was deported >from Berlin
to Terezin with the transport number 11184-I/90 on June 2, 1942, and was
then deported to Auschwitz on transport Ea. They based their information
on the Czech index card. Previous information obtained through the
International Search Service in Arolsen, Germany, indicated deportation
from Berlin on March 18, 1943, also on Transport I/90. The correct date,
according to the Bundesarchiv, was March 17, 1943. The Bundesarchiv said the
Gestapo provided 1,200 names aboard this train to the finance authorities,
and sent me one page of that list. (This was a correction of the
Bundesarchiv's previous date in May.)
It gave my grandmother's last address on Bayrischer Platz 5.
My cousin, Irene Hofstein, never believed the 1942 date because our
grandmother tried to avoid deportation by working at Krone, a pressing
company, on Frankfurter Allee for 53 marks a week. The Berliner
Gedenkbuch says she was a forced laborer at Krone.
In March 2000, my cousin was given a printout of the data in the
Berliner Gedenkbuch by the Landesarchiv in Berlin. It said Jenny Pelz
was deported >from Berlin on March 17, 1943, on the fourth train of old
people to Theresienstadt. [Note that my other grandmother, Clara Hirsch,
was on the first transport of Aug. 18, 1942.]
The 1943 date is supported by the date of the last inventory of Jenny
Pelz's property on Feb. 27, 1943.
The May 16, 1944, train to Auschwitz was the second of three sent from
Theresienstadt to the Family Camp in Auschwitz II-Birkenau BIIb. That
train was named "Ea," an entry on the Czech card.
The Family Camp was a sham, put together for the purpose of fooling the
Red Cross delegation that visited Theresienstadt in June 1944. Had the
Red Cross insisted on producing survivors among the deportees, this
could have been arranged. However, no Red Cross request was issued and
so the people in the camp were quickly sent up the chimneys of Auschwitz.
However, the first trains >from Hungary were jamming up Auschwitz's
extermination machinery, and so the people in the Famiy Camp were spared
awhile. According to Danuta Czech's "Auschwitz Chronicle," the people
from the Theresienstadt trains were killed on July 10 and 11.
Data >from the Berliner Gedenkbuch give Jenny Pelz's address before
deportation at Bayrischer Platz 5, Berlin W30, where she lived with the
Aufrecht family. The Gedenkbuch cites the 1939 census as having her
living at Muenchener Strasse 23, Berlin W30, with the Bukofzer family.
This was the address to which she was forced to move >from her previous
apartment on Johann-Georg Street 12, in Wilmersdorf.
The Landesrachiv in Berlin noted the following sources for its information:
Bundesarchiv in Koblenz, the Gedenkbuch; and the Bundesarchiv in Potsdam.
Jenny Pelz's name was added to Adolf Pelz's gravestone in Berlin
Weissensee Cemetery after World War II.

Searchiing for Hirsch (Berlin), Pelz (Berlin), Gruenberg (Schoenlanke),
Gottschalk (Orsoy Kreis Moers)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Theresienstadt Transports and its Liberation Date #general

Stephen Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

The German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv, Postfach 45 05 69, 12175
Berlin) has partly resolved conflicts in the data on the deportations of
my grandmother >from Berlin to Theresienstadt and >from Theresienstadt to
Auschwitz. But even those data were flawed, according to Prof. Charlotte
Opfermann. According to an index card furnished on April 27, 1999, by the
Federation of Jewish Communities of the Czech Republic, Jenny Pelz was
deported >from Berlin to Theresienstadt on June 2, 1942, on Transport
I/90/11184. Prof. Opfermann says that designation should be I/90-1184.
The card says she was later sent to Auschwitz on a transport termed
"Ea." The number 1796 follows, and was probably her personal number.
That "Ea" train left Theresienstadt for Auschwitz on May 16, 1944.
On the other hand, Jacov Tzur, a Theresienstadt survivor and a student
at Beit Terin in Israel, said: The registration numbers of Berlin's
Jews in Ghetto Theresienstadt were consecutive >from the first deportee
to the last. Example: if someone had the number 11,184 he was the
11,184th deportee >from Berlin to Theresienstadt.
The letter "I" was the sign of the transports >from Berlin; "II" >from Munich
"III" >from Cologne; "IV" >from Vienna.
The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center of the
American Red Cross in Baltimore also said she was deported >from Berlin
to Terezin with the transport number 11184-I/90 on June 2, 1942, and was
then deported to Auschwitz on transport Ea. They based their information
on the Czech index card. Previous information obtained through the
International Search Service in Arolsen, Germany, indicated deportation
from Berlin on March 18, 1943, also on Transport I/90. The correct date,
according to the Bundesarchiv, was March 17, 1943. The Bundesarchiv said the
Gestapo provided 1,200 names aboard this train to the finance authorities,
and sent me one page of that list. (This was a correction of the
Bundesarchiv's previous date in May.)
It gave my grandmother's last address on Bayrischer Platz 5.
My cousin, Irene Hofstein, never believed the 1942 date because our
grandmother tried to avoid deportation by working at Krone, a pressing
company, on Frankfurter Allee for 53 marks a week. The Berliner
Gedenkbuch says she was a forced laborer at Krone.
In March 2000, my cousin was given a printout of the data in the
Berliner Gedenkbuch by the Landesarchiv in Berlin. It said Jenny Pelz
was deported >from Berlin on March 17, 1943, on the fourth train of old
people to Theresienstadt. [Note that my other grandmother, Clara Hirsch,
was on the first transport of Aug. 18, 1942.]
The 1943 date is supported by the date of the last inventory of Jenny
Pelz's property on Feb. 27, 1943.
The May 16, 1944, train to Auschwitz was the second of three sent from
Theresienstadt to the Family Camp in Auschwitz II-Birkenau BIIb. That
train was named "Ea," an entry on the Czech card.
The Family Camp was a sham, put together for the purpose of fooling the
Red Cross delegation that visited Theresienstadt in June 1944. Had the
Red Cross insisted on producing survivors among the deportees, this
could have been arranged. However, no Red Cross request was issued and
so the people in the camp were quickly sent up the chimneys of Auschwitz.
However, the first trains >from Hungary were jamming up Auschwitz's
extermination machinery, and so the people in the Famiy Camp were spared
awhile. According to Danuta Czech's "Auschwitz Chronicle," the people
from the Theresienstadt trains were killed on July 10 and 11.
Data >from the Berliner Gedenkbuch give Jenny Pelz's address before
deportation at Bayrischer Platz 5, Berlin W30, where she lived with the
Aufrecht family. The Gedenkbuch cites the 1939 census as having her
living at Muenchener Strasse 23, Berlin W30, with the Bukofzer family.
This was the address to which she was forced to move >from her previous
apartment on Johann-Georg Street 12, in Wilmersdorf.
The Landesrachiv in Berlin noted the following sources for its information:
Bundesarchiv in Koblenz, the Gedenkbuch; and the Bundesarchiv in Potsdam.
Jenny Pelz's name was added to Adolf Pelz's gravestone in Berlin
Weissensee Cemetery after World War II.

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