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Re: 1926-7 Polish Business Directory Versus the 1929 Polish B.D. #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jacob Rosen wrote

I believe that Logan Kleinwachs should be
congratulated for the tremendous effort by making this
directory available to us.
Though smaller than the 1929 Polish Business Directory
it enables an interesting comparison of the businesses
in every location in amatter of 3 years.
I myself research the KOENIGSBUCH family >from Brzesko
(image 209 in the Directory) and managed to locate
Koenigsbuchs in the 1926 version who were not there
anymore in 1929 and vice versa. Now I have the
questions which will lead me hopefully to some
answers.
Jerusalem
I'd like to join Jacob Rosen in expressing my appreciation for Logan's
efforts and his skills.
Way to go, Logan!

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1926-7 Polish Business Directory Versus the 1929 Polish B.D. #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jacob Rosen wrote

I believe that Logan Kleinwachs should be
congratulated for the tremendous effort by making this
directory available to us.
Though smaller than the 1929 Polish Business Directory
it enables an interesting comparison of the businesses
in every location in amatter of 3 years.
I myself research the KOENIGSBUCH family >from Brzesko
(image 209 in the Directory) and managed to locate
Koenigsbuchs in the 1926 version who were not there
anymore in 1929 and vice versa. Now I have the
questions which will lead me hopefully to some
answers.
Jerusalem
I'd like to join Jacob Rosen in expressing my appreciation for Logan's
efforts and his skills.
Way to go, Logan!

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Re: 1911 Canadian Census is now on-line! #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"jan meisels allen" < janmallen@... > wrote :

Dear Jewish Genners:

The Canadian 1911 Census which has been the focus of a long legislative
battle is now on-line and accessible! It may be viewed at:

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html


Legislation enacted only a few weeks ago -S-18 --released the 1911 census
and the censuses that follow through 2001 (each census will be released 92
years after it was taken).

A great accomplishment in a few weeks, so kudos to Ian E. Wilson, Librarian
and Archivist of Canada, and the staff at Library and Archives Canada for
their hard work in putting these valuable records online sooner than was
expected.

For those with Canadian ancestry, enjoy the census!!
What was the previous situation and what was the argument for the change?


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Rosie (FREINDLICH) and Moses SAMLAN #romania

Arnold Samlan
 

With the help of the JGS of Montreal, I recently located the grave of my
great grandmother Rosie (FREINDLICH) SAMLAN, who died March 21, 1915 and in
buried in Back River Cemetery there. It is possible that she was >from Romania.

She left one son, Abraham (my grandfather), born in February 1895. He
claimed to be born in Montreal, although we have no birth record to confirm that.

I am trying to locate any information about Rosie's life, including and
especially Canadian/Quebec immigration information. I'm also trying to locate any
Romanian documents or records that might shed some light on the life of her
husband, Moses, about whom we know only that he was born in Romania,
supposedly died in a war -- family legend has it as the Spanish-American War. We have
no burial information.

Any information, leads or ideas appreciated.

Arnold D. Samlan
West Hempstead, NY
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please

Researching: SAMLAN, FREINDLICH, KOOPERMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1911 Canadian Census is now on-line! #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"jan meisels allen" < janmallen@... > wrote :

Dear Jewish Genners:

The Canadian 1911 Census which has been the focus of a long legislative
battle is now on-line and accessible! It may be viewed at:

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html


Legislation enacted only a few weeks ago -S-18 --released the 1911 census
and the censuses that follow through 2001 (each census will be released 92
years after it was taken).

A great accomplishment in a few weeks, so kudos to Ian E. Wilson, Librarian
and Archivist of Canada, and the staff at Library and Archives Canada for
their hard work in putting these valuable records online sooner than was
expected.

For those with Canadian ancestry, enjoy the census!!
What was the previous situation and what was the argument for the change?


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Romania SIG #Romania Rosie (FREINDLICH) and Moses SAMLAN #romania

Arnold Samlan
 

With the help of the JGS of Montreal, I recently located the grave of my
great grandmother Rosie (FREINDLICH) SAMLAN, who died March 21, 1915 and in
buried in Back River Cemetery there. It is possible that she was >from Romania.

She left one son, Abraham (my grandfather), born in February 1895. He
claimed to be born in Montreal, although we have no birth record to confirm that.

I am trying to locate any information about Rosie's life, including and
especially Canadian/Quebec immigration information. I'm also trying to locate any
Romanian documents or records that might shed some light on the life of her
husband, Moses, about whom we know only that he was born in Romania,
supposedly died in a war -- family legend has it as the Spanish-American War. We have
no burial information.

Any information, leads or ideas appreciated.

Arnold D. Samlan
West Hempstead, NY
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please

Researching: SAMLAN, FREINDLICH, KOOPERMAN


Re: Jewish or English? #general

Yisrael Asper
 

The truth is that being Jewish is both a religious and ethnic classification
depending on context. Nationality is not really a good description as the Jews
have since the First Exile in Babylon always had a Diaspora. The peculiar Jewish
situation stems >from the time when every people had its own religion. There were
even more local deities too. When someone moved to a new place he adopted the
faith of the place. So when NonJews moved to Ancient Israel they became Jewish.
The difference was Judaism rejected other gods and so could survive in Exile. We
started the concept of absolute religion/ethics as opposed to pleasing local
deities with differing demands. If it were as simple as Religion or Ethnicity
we would not be having anything to discuss. No one calls the at least global
Catholic community an ethnic group.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@...
Pittsburgh PA


Re: Jews in England: Jewish star with a cross inside #general

Avrum Lapin
 

At 1:00 AM -0500 7/21/05, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

Subject: Jews in England: Jewish star with a cross inside
From: dotvic < dotvic@... >
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:06:40 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

Apropos to this subject I'd like to ask if anyone has knowledge of a Jewish
star with a cross inside? I found this engraved on a tombstone in Wales.
The graveyard was very, very old, overgrown with nettles and other weeds.

I was struck dumb by this sight. If I remember right the name on the stone
wasn't typically Jewish but that might not mean anything.

Many years later I saw the same symbol, a sixpointed star with a cross in
it, painted on the side of a hippy Volkswagon bus.
There is a large Mogen David stained window on a large church (Santa
Crocce) in Florence. The best explanation is that at the time the
church was designed "looks" were more important than being PC and the
architect went for what looked good (You can see a picture on the
cover of Rick Steve's book Italy 2005)

--
Avrum Lapin, of Upland, CA
avrum113@...

Researching:
LAPIN Grodno
LAPUNSKI Grodno,Indura and Sokolka
KATZ,Abraham Bialystok and Sokolka
LUBELSKY Bialystok
RODIN Winnipeg and Gomel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish or English? #general

Yisrael Asper
 

The truth is that being Jewish is both a religious and ethnic classification
depending on context. Nationality is not really a good description as the Jews
have since the First Exile in Babylon always had a Diaspora. The peculiar Jewish
situation stems >from the time when every people had its own religion. There were
even more local deities too. When someone moved to a new place he adopted the
faith of the place. So when NonJews moved to Ancient Israel they became Jewish.
The difference was Judaism rejected other gods and so could survive in Exile. We
started the concept of absolute religion/ethics as opposed to pleasing local
deities with differing demands. If it were as simple as Religion or Ethnicity
we would not be having anything to discuss. No one calls the at least global
Catholic community an ethnic group.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@...
Pittsburgh PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jews in England: Jewish star with a cross inside #general

Avrum Lapin
 

At 1:00 AM -0500 7/21/05, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

Subject: Jews in England: Jewish star with a cross inside
From: dotvic < dotvic@... >
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:06:40 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

Apropos to this subject I'd like to ask if anyone has knowledge of a Jewish
star with a cross inside? I found this engraved on a tombstone in Wales.
The graveyard was very, very old, overgrown with nettles and other weeds.

I was struck dumb by this sight. If I remember right the name on the stone
wasn't typically Jewish but that might not mean anything.

Many years later I saw the same symbol, a sixpointed star with a cross in
it, painted on the side of a hippy Volkswagon bus.
There is a large Mogen David stained window on a large church (Santa
Crocce) in Florence. The best explanation is that at the time the
church was designed "looks" were more important than being PC and the
architect went for what looked good (You can see a picture on the
cover of Rick Steve's book Italy 2005)

--
Avrum Lapin, of Upland, CA
avrum113@...

Researching:
LAPIN Grodno
LAPUNSKI Grodno,Indura and Sokolka
KATZ,Abraham Bialystok and Sokolka
LUBELSKY Bialystok
RODIN Winnipeg and Gomel


Lida District ShtetLink #belarus

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

I regret to announce that the press of my personal life makes it impossible
for me to continue to be maintain the Lida District ShtetLink. I will be
happy to turn it over to someone who does.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Grodno #belarus

Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

Whithin the past year (or two) a scholarly book on Grodno, written in
Hebrew, was published by one of the large Israeli publishing houses. If
anyone knows the name of the publisher [or how it can be obtained] please
let me know.

Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lida District ShtetLink #belarus

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

I regret to announce that the press of my personal life makes it impossible
for me to continue to be maintain the Lida District ShtetLink. I will be
happy to turn it over to someone who does.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Belarus SIG #Belarus Grodno #belarus

Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

Whithin the past year (or two) a scholarly book on Grodno, written in
Hebrew, was published by one of the large Israeli publishing houses. If
anyone knows the name of the publisher [or how it can be obtained] please
let me know.

Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


How to get a book? #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Tom,

Here's a couple more ideas about that book:

1. See if you can locate business records >from the original publisher. =

Perhaps the stock of published books was left to another publisher, whom
you could locate.

2. With so many antiquarian bookstores in central Europe, and many of the=
m
online, maybe you can locate another copy of that book. =


3. I notice that the best-known online auction site allows you to leave
messages stating the item you are looking for, in case someone else has
that item. The same policy holds with several well-known online used boo=
k
sellers here in the states. You can post your request and someone may ha=
ve
that book.

4. Finally, if all else fails, you could find out what kind of scanners a=
re
useable at that Slovak library, and actually send them one, asking them t=
o
copy the book and mail you a copy, and then they can keep the scanner.

Do let us know what solution works for you, in the end!

Best wishes,
Maureen Tighe-Brown


Hungary SIG #Hungary How to get a book? #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Tom,

Here's a couple more ideas about that book:

1. See if you can locate business records >from the original publisher. =

Perhaps the stock of published books was left to another publisher, whom
you could locate.

2. With so many antiquarian bookstores in central Europe, and many of the=
m
online, maybe you can locate another copy of that book. =


3. I notice that the best-known online auction site allows you to leave
messages stating the item you are looking for, in case someone else has
that item. The same policy holds with several well-known online used boo=
k
sellers here in the states. You can post your request and someone may ha=
ve
that book.

4. Finally, if all else fails, you could find out what kind of scanners a=
re
useable at that Slovak library, and actually send them one, asking them t=
o
copy the book and mail you a copy, and then they can keep the scanner.

Do let us know what solution works for you, in the end!

Best wishes,
Maureen Tighe-Brown


Re: rom-sig digest: July 20, 2005 #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <SorinG@...>
 

Hi,

About obtaining civil records >from Romania,

I wonder if you may clarify some things:

1. The exact date of birth date may be unknown, just an approximate
estimate. What do you supose can be done in such cases?
2. Is this service free ??? (I don't believe in getting good service for
free)
3. When sending request by fax, how do they intend to reply ?
4. What are international reply coupons ?

Thanks


Sorin Goldenberg,

This mail was sent >from mail.wisair.com


Romania SIG #Romania RE: rom-sig digest: July 20, 2005 #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <SorinG@...>
 

Hi,

About obtaining civil records >from Romania,

I wonder if you may clarify some things:

1. The exact date of birth date may be unknown, just an approximate
estimate. What do you supose can be done in such cases?
2. Is this service free ??? (I don't believe in getting good service for
free)
3. When sending request by fax, how do they intend to reply ?
4. What are international reply coupons ?

Thanks


Sorin Goldenberg,

This mail was sent >from mail.wisair.com


Remembering Alice GUTTMANN of Tabor. #austria-czech

michal <mbeer@...>
 

When I read Celia Males` account of the GUTTMANN
families of Tabor, I immediately thought of Alice
GUTTMANN >from Tabor [dob 19 September 1928] and her family.
Alice was my bunk fellow for a few months in
the ghetto of Theresienstadt. Alice was a talented
painter and some of her paintings are in the Jewish
Museum in Prague, Jachymova Street 3.

Like most others, she did not survive. Together with
her mother, Emilie [dob 2.5.1906] she was sent to
Auschwitz on 6.9.1943. All people on that transport
Dl, except medical personal and twins perished.

I have written their testimonies on Yad vashem. They
are not linked on the database, but Celia has just
sent in a correction. Alice's father was probably
Karel GUTTMANN b. 20.6.1894, who died in the ghetto
6.1.1943. My father [Friedrich (Fritz) Stecklmacher,
7.12.1898 - 31.5.1943] although he was only 44, died
in Terezin/Theresienstadt too. He did not know it, but
his death probably saved the life of my mother, myself
and my younger sister.

I wrote a "short story" about Alice in 1986 called
"Blood and Bread".

The title can be understood if you realise that
parents sometimes gave blood transfusions to their
children to help them survive the polio epidemic.

In the Girls' Home L410 there was an infirmary - Dr
STERN and Dr FISCHER worked there and there were a few
nurses too. They took blood >from the parents' vein and
it was injected into the children's muscles. Here is
the story which shows the sacrifices the parents made
for the sake of their children:

Ghetto Terezin was frightfully overcrowded. Despite
all possible efforts, it was difficult to maintain
proper hygiene. We shared our lodgings with bed bugs,
fleas and lice of every kind. We were undernourished
and suffered >from numerous diseases - scarlet fever
and T.B., various sorts of typhus and polio too. The
health committee of the ghetto decided that the best
way to defend children against polio infection was to
arrange a blood transfusion >from a parent, hoping that
the adult's immunity would thus be passed on to the
child.

At that time my bunk neighbour was Alice GUTTMANN, a
pale thin and delicate girl. Both of us no longer had
a father.

Alice and I saved up some margarine and this we mixed
with a little dehydrated soup powder we got somehow,
into a spread of sorts. Each of us contributed a slice
of bread and after receiving the vital blood
transfusion >from our mothers, we served them the two
"buttered" slices nicely arranged on a makeshift
platter, as a token of gratitude.

It was not easy to persuade them to accept this
gesture, but we persisted and felt wonderful watching
our ever-hungry mothers eat with much appetite.

Maud Michal Beer [Israel]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Remembering Alice GUTTMANN of Tabor. #austria-czech

michal <mbeer@...>
 

When I read Celia Males` account of the GUTTMANN
families of Tabor, I immediately thought of Alice
GUTTMANN >from Tabor [dob 19 September 1928] and her family.
Alice was my bunk fellow for a few months in
the ghetto of Theresienstadt. Alice was a talented
painter and some of her paintings are in the Jewish
Museum in Prague, Jachymova Street 3.

Like most others, she did not survive. Together with
her mother, Emilie [dob 2.5.1906] she was sent to
Auschwitz on 6.9.1943. All people on that transport
Dl, except medical personal and twins perished.

I have written their testimonies on Yad vashem. They
are not linked on the database, but Celia has just
sent in a correction. Alice's father was probably
Karel GUTTMANN b. 20.6.1894, who died in the ghetto
6.1.1943. My father [Friedrich (Fritz) Stecklmacher,
7.12.1898 - 31.5.1943] although he was only 44, died
in Terezin/Theresienstadt too. He did not know it, but
his death probably saved the life of my mother, myself
and my younger sister.

I wrote a "short story" about Alice in 1986 called
"Blood and Bread".

The title can be understood if you realise that
parents sometimes gave blood transfusions to their
children to help them survive the polio epidemic.

In the Girls' Home L410 there was an infirmary - Dr
STERN and Dr FISCHER worked there and there were a few
nurses too. They took blood >from the parents' vein and
it was injected into the children's muscles. Here is
the story which shows the sacrifices the parents made
for the sake of their children:

Ghetto Terezin was frightfully overcrowded. Despite
all possible efforts, it was difficult to maintain
proper hygiene. We shared our lodgings with bed bugs,
fleas and lice of every kind. We were undernourished
and suffered >from numerous diseases - scarlet fever
and T.B., various sorts of typhus and polio too. The
health committee of the ghetto decided that the best
way to defend children against polio infection was to
arrange a blood transfusion >from a parent, hoping that
the adult's immunity would thus be passed on to the
child.

At that time my bunk neighbour was Alice GUTTMANN, a
pale thin and delicate girl. Both of us no longer had
a father.

Alice and I saved up some margarine and this we mixed
with a little dehydrated soup powder we got somehow,
into a spread of sorts. Each of us contributed a slice
of bread and after receiving the vital blood
transfusion >from our mothers, we served them the two
"buttered" slices nicely arranged on a makeshift
platter, as a token of gratitude.

It was not easy to persuade them to accept this
gesture, but we persisted and felt wonderful watching
our ever-hungry mothers eat with much appetite.

Maud Michal Beer [Israel]