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Language policy and use in the Lodz ghetto 1940-1944 #lodz #poland

Edna Hoover
 

This article might be of interest to the Lodz Area Research Group members...

"Edna Hoover"
JGFF Researcher # 66736
B'klyn NY
For BAUMGARTEN-FRANKENTAL-HAMBURGER-IZBUTSKI
ednahoover@hotmail.com

http://wjmll.ncl.ac.uk/issue03/bostock.htm
Language policy and use in the Lodz ghetto 1940-1944[*]
by
William Bostock
University of Tasmania

(received June 1998)

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Contents
1 Introduction
2 Language Policy in the Third Reich
3 Language Policy in the Lodz Ghetto
4 Language Use in the Ghetto
5 The Uses of Languages
6 Conclusion
Table: Functional Representation of the Languages of Lodz Ghetto
Bibliography


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Language policy and use in the Lodz ghetto 1940-1944 #lodz #poland

Edna Hoover
 

This article might be of interest to the Lodz Area Research Group members...

"Edna Hoover"
JGFF Researcher # 66736
B'klyn NY
For BAUMGARTEN-FRANKENTAL-HAMBURGER-IZBUTSKI
ednahoover@hotmail.com

http://wjmll.ncl.ac.uk/issue03/bostock.htm
Language policy and use in the Lodz ghetto 1940-1944[*]
by
William Bostock
University of Tasmania

(received June 1998)

[Download this article (61K, Rich Text Format)]

Contents
1 Introduction
2 Language Policy in the Third Reich
3 Language Policy in the Lodz Ghetto
4 Language Use in the Ghetto
5 The Uses of Languages
6 Conclusion
Table: Functional Representation of the Languages of Lodz Ghetto
Bibliography


Lodz Archives IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The following announcement was sent to to me by Mark Halpern, JRI-Poland
Order Processing Coordinator:

Subject: Ordering Records >from Lodz Archive through JRI-Poland


If you have recently or soon plan to order records >from the Lodz Archive
using the JRI-Poland Order Processing System, please note the following.

The Lodz State Archives branch has advised JRI-Poland that they will be
fumigating their entire collection of records over the next year. The
Archive started the fumigation/preservation processing with vital records
including Jewish records. Although JRI-Poland does not know when processing
will resume, we advise all Lodz area researchers that it could take two to
four months for Lodz orders to be processed.

Orders for records >from the Lodz Archive will continue to be accepted by
JRI-Poland Order Center, but researchers ordering these records should be
prepared to wait an extra 2-3 months for their copies.

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
LARG and Lodz Archive and ShtetLinks Coordinator
Scarsdale, New York


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Archives IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The following announcement was sent to to me by Mark Halpern, JRI-Poland
Order Processing Coordinator:

Subject: Ordering Records >from Lodz Archive through JRI-Poland


If you have recently or soon plan to order records >from the Lodz Archive
using the JRI-Poland Order Processing System, please note the following.

The Lodz State Archives branch has advised JRI-Poland that they will be
fumigating their entire collection of records over the next year. The
Archive started the fumigation/preservation processing with vital records
including Jewish records. Although JRI-Poland does not know when processing
will resume, we advise all Lodz area researchers that it could take two to
four months for Lodz orders to be processed.

Orders for records >from the Lodz Archive will continue to be accepted by
JRI-Poland Order Center, but researchers ordering these records should be
prepared to wait an extra 2-3 months for their copies.

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
LARG and Lodz Archive and ShtetLinks Coordinator
Scarsdale, New York


The Marriage to a Brother's Widow #general

Maureen & John Robb <robbjm@...>
 

Where a man marries his brother's widow, can anyone please inform me:

1. what era was this custom likely to have been practised ?
2. was the age of the widow relevant, particularly if she was older than her
brother-in-law ?
3. were these marriages noted/recorded in any way different >from the first
marriage ?
4. were any siblings considered to be the children of the brother, or any
formal 'adoption' carried out ?

I also wish to express my thanks to all those who responded to my last
enquiry. A very small snippet of information lead me to find the person
who has eluded me for three years.
In addition to that, I have found someone who is very likely to be related
by a common *great, great grandfather* which I find most exciting.

Maureen Robb (nee Myers) robbjm@paradise.net.nz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Marriage to a Brother's Widow #general

Maureen & John Robb <robbjm@...>
 

Where a man marries his brother's widow, can anyone please inform me:

1. what era was this custom likely to have been practised ?
2. was the age of the widow relevant, particularly if she was older than her
brother-in-law ?
3. were these marriages noted/recorded in any way different >from the first
marriage ?
4. were any siblings considered to be the children of the brother, or any
formal 'adoption' carried out ?

I also wish to express my thanks to all those who responded to my last
enquiry. A very small snippet of information lead me to find the person
who has eluded me for three years.
In addition to that, I have found someone who is very likely to be related
by a common *great, great grandfather* which I find most exciting.

Maureen Robb (nee Myers) robbjm@paradise.net.nz


Re: Polish town Potstawy #general

Alexander Sharon
 

I am afraid that this is not possible.

This tiny dorp has been only named Pustary after Poland took over the
administration of the Eastern Pomerania in 1945.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.

"Barbara Zimmer" wrote

There is a good chance that the town of inquiry is really Pustary located at
5406, 1539. (Especially if you are going by a handwritten note.)
Dick Wenig wrote:

I have been talking with a lady >from Poland, who escaped >from a transport in
1940 along with two Jewish Girls Sara (10 or 11) and Jadwiga (Harrait).

She Maria Zok spelled the town Potstawy. I have been unable to locate the town,
any ideas. The Jewish girls familly lived in the town, and had a small store.
but unknown last name.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish town Potstawy #general

Alexander Sharon
 

I am afraid that this is not possible.

This tiny dorp has been only named Pustary after Poland took over the
administration of the Eastern Pomerania in 1945.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.

"Barbara Zimmer" wrote

There is a good chance that the town of inquiry is really Pustary located at
5406, 1539. (Especially if you are going by a handwritten note.)
Dick Wenig wrote:

I have been talking with a lady >from Poland, who escaped >from a transport in
1940 along with two Jewish Girls Sara (10 or 11) and Jadwiga (Harrait).

She Maria Zok spelled the town Potstawy. I have been unable to locate the town,
any ideas. The Jewish girls familly lived in the town, and had a small store.
but unknown last name.


Kharkov #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

I am looking for anyone who is currently researching Kharkov. Please contact
me so that we can share information. Thanks. Marilyn Feingold,

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin; SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka (Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel; STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/
Odessa; TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova)
KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka; ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova); TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent); MALAMUD, LUBER-Kharkov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kharkov #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

I am looking for anyone who is currently researching Kharkov. Please contact
me so that we can share information. Thanks. Marilyn Feingold,

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin; SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka (Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel; STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/
Odessa; TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova)
KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka; ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova); TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent); MALAMUD, LUBER-Kharkov


Education Publications and Online Books: Indexers and Genealogists #general

V. Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr. <vctinney@...>
 

Education Publications and Online Books:
Indexers and Genealogists

Education Publications and Online Books
has been recently updated to include
the current status of online book
resources, at:
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/bookspublicationsgenealogical.htm#Edpub

In particular, it may be of interest
to some members of this group to compare:
(1) The current Google Print search of
the full text of books;
(2) The newly created Open Content Alliance
group >from around the world, that will help
build a permanent archive of multilingual
digitized text and multimedia content;
(3) The "i2010: Digital Libraries" project,
making European information resources available
in an on-line environment (Digital Libraries -
Europa);
(4) The Digitized Texts Online at
the Internet Archive, with various Sub-Collections;
(5) Other various sites, genealogical
and otherwise, linking or containing Digital
Books; as well as making comparison with
6) Indexers and Genealogists sources, at:
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/documentationpublications.htm#Indexers

Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/


Genealogy programme advice #general

Gary Luke <gary@...>
 

I would like advice about any genealogy programmes to suit a specific
research purpose. Instead of researching the links within a family tree I
want to research connections across a community where most are not related
as family. There are relationships in business ventures, in living for a
period in the same neighborhood, as conflicting parties in court cases, in
arriving on the same ship, and a few are indirectly related by cousin
marrying an uncle or similar. For quite a few in the community there are
multiple types of relationships.

I have been using Generations for a number of years. It is possible to map
and report these types of relationships by using a single source reference
for the two or more in a connection, but it's a bit limited for the
necessary analysis because these reports would only show a single type of
relationship on each report.

It might need a complex relational database. Maybe it's beyond the scope of
genealogy programmes.

Thanks for any hints?

Gary
__
Gary Luke ~ gary@feraltek.com.au
Sydney, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion of genealogy programmes is beyond the scope of
this list. A more appropriate place to discuss these issues is:
soc.genealogy.computing news group.
Please reply privately to Gary about genealogy programmes. General advice
(not mentioning commercial programmes) will be considered for posting.
Gary is urged to post a summary of the advice he got.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Education Publications and Online Books: Indexers and Genealogists #general

V. Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr. <vctinney@...>
 

Education Publications and Online Books:
Indexers and Genealogists

Education Publications and Online Books
has been recently updated to include
the current status of online book
resources, at:
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/bookspublicationsgenealogical.htm#Edpub

In particular, it may be of interest
to some members of this group to compare:
(1) The current Google Print search of
the full text of books;
(2) The newly created Open Content Alliance
group >from around the world, that will help
build a permanent archive of multilingual
digitized text and multimedia content;
(3) The "i2010: Digital Libraries" project,
making European information resources available
in an on-line environment (Digital Libraries -
Europa);
(4) The Digitized Texts Online at
the Internet Archive, with various Sub-Collections;
(5) Other various sites, genealogical
and otherwise, linking or containing Digital
Books; as well as making comparison with
6) Indexers and Genealogists sources, at:
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/documentationpublications.htm#Indexers

Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy programme advice #general

Gary Luke <gary@...>
 

I would like advice about any genealogy programmes to suit a specific
research purpose. Instead of researching the links within a family tree I
want to research connections across a community where most are not related
as family. There are relationships in business ventures, in living for a
period in the same neighborhood, as conflicting parties in court cases, in
arriving on the same ship, and a few are indirectly related by cousin
marrying an uncle or similar. For quite a few in the community there are
multiple types of relationships.

I have been using Generations for a number of years. It is possible to map
and report these types of relationships by using a single source reference
for the two or more in a connection, but it's a bit limited for the
necessary analysis because these reports would only show a single type of
relationship on each report.

It might need a complex relational database. Maybe it's beyond the scope of
genealogy programmes.

Thanks for any hints?

Gary
__
Gary Luke ~ gary@feraltek.com.au
Sydney, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion of genealogy programmes is beyond the scope of
this list. A more appropriate place to discuss these issues is:
soc.genealogy.computing news group.
Please reply privately to Gary about genealogy programmes. General advice
(not mentioning commercial programmes) will be considered for posting.
Gary is urged to post a summary of the advice he got.


David/Dave FALB-Seeking Any And All Information On Him And Family #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All

Hi I am seeking help in tracing the whereabouts of David FALB. He was
sister to Rachel(Falb)Koenig. His wife was Rose Weinsoft. All I know is
that he was born in austria about 1888-89. His father was Wolf FALB who
came over about 1890 and died in march of 1897. His mother was
Ethel(SUMMERFIELD)FALB.

I would also love to know what happened to the mother since I am unable
to trace her. I have david's marriage record, but other then the names
it provided me I am still at a dead end. I also have an article from
late june of 1949 that goes into detail about my great-aunt Ruth
KOENIG's wedding and how he as her uncle was going to walk her down the
isle along with her mother since the father Nathan KOENIG was deceased.

So, I know that he was still alive in 1949, but thats it. I looked in
the social scurity death index and he is not listed. He would have
lived in new york, possibly manhattan or brooklyn. I also think I may
have found him on a 1900 census of manhattan new york with his sister,
but its a bit unclear as to the names listed.

First off they spelled his name as FARRB, Dave. Also they spelled his
sister's name as Rasher/racher. The handwriting is very bad and also
they scribbled over the names which makes it even harder for me to
figure out. Also there are other names listed including parents names,
but I think the last name is different and I can't make it out. I
believe that maybe He and his sister were taken in or adopted by
another family.

I would love another pair of eyes to look at the census for him and
decipher who the other names are including the parents listed with him.
You have to go to [name of commercial site removed by Moderator] to view it.
Its roll #1091-Manhattan Boro-ED(222)-page 215(11B)-1900 New York census.

Any help and advice is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David/Dave FALB-Seeking Any And All Information On Him And Family #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All

Hi I am seeking help in tracing the whereabouts of David FALB. He was
sister to Rachel(Falb)Koenig. His wife was Rose Weinsoft. All I know is
that he was born in austria about 1888-89. His father was Wolf FALB who
came over about 1890 and died in march of 1897. His mother was
Ethel(SUMMERFIELD)FALB.

I would also love to know what happened to the mother since I am unable
to trace her. I have david's marriage record, but other then the names
it provided me I am still at a dead end. I also have an article from
late june of 1949 that goes into detail about my great-aunt Ruth
KOENIG's wedding and how he as her uncle was going to walk her down the
isle along with her mother since the father Nathan KOENIG was deceased.

So, I know that he was still alive in 1949, but thats it. I looked in
the social scurity death index and he is not listed. He would have
lived in new york, possibly manhattan or brooklyn. I also think I may
have found him on a 1900 census of manhattan new york with his sister,
but its a bit unclear as to the names listed.

First off they spelled his name as FARRB, Dave. Also they spelled his
sister's name as Rasher/racher. The handwriting is very bad and also
they scribbled over the names which makes it even harder for me to
figure out. Also there are other names listed including parents names,
but I think the last name is different and I can't make it out. I
believe that maybe He and his sister were taken in or adopted by
another family.

I would love another pair of eyes to look at the census for him and
decipher who the other names are including the parents listed with him.
You have to go to [name of commercial site removed by Moderator] to view it.
Its roll #1091-Manhattan Boro-ED(222)-page 215(11B)-1900 New York census.

Any help and advice is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Morris GEWIRTZMAN - Seeking Any And All Information on Him #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All

I am trying to figure out how this gentleman ties in with my MENDELSON
ancestors. On the 1930 census of Emma & Samuel(brother to
Anna(MENDELSON)RAKOFF)Mendelson there is writing scribbled over their
names stating(see page #7 line 50 1 brother age 28).

When I proceed to that page is lists a Morris GEWIRTZMAN living with
them. He was born about 1902 and at that time was a chauffeur.
According to the census he came over about 1923 and was >from Poland,
but I think most likely he was >from Russia, because my mendelson
ancestors were >from Russia.

I looked in the social security index and there is a date of death of
october 1977 for a Morris Gewirtzman born about 1902. His last
residence at time of death Brooklyn, Kings. I am aslo seeking help in
locating an obit in the new york times if there was one placed.

I really need to solve this puzzle to see where this person ties in.
Any and all help and advice is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morris GEWIRTZMAN - Seeking Any And All Information on Him #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All

I am trying to figure out how this gentleman ties in with my MENDELSON
ancestors. On the 1930 census of Emma & Samuel(brother to
Anna(MENDELSON)RAKOFF)Mendelson there is writing scribbled over their
names stating(see page #7 line 50 1 brother age 28).

When I proceed to that page is lists a Morris GEWIRTZMAN living with
them. He was born about 1902 and at that time was a chauffeur.
According to the census he came over about 1923 and was >from Poland,
but I think most likely he was >from Russia, because my mendelson
ancestors were >from Russia.

I looked in the social security index and there is a date of death of
october 1977 for a Morris Gewirtzman born about 1902. His last
residence at time of death Brooklyn, Kings. I am aslo seeking help in
locating an obit in the new york times if there was one placed.

I really need to solve this puzzle to see where this person ties in.
Any and all help and advice is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Black Bread Disease ? What is this? #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

My Grandfathe >from Russia / Polandr is alleged to have died from
"Black Bread Disease". It is apparently a Europeon term. Anyone have
any idea as to what this is?


Cemetery in Westchester County, NY #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

I have received a death certificate for a woman who I believe was my
great-grandmother, who died in Port Chester, NY, in 1917. The name of the
cemetery seems to start with "Glenwil." I can't read the rest. I haven't
found a cemetery with a name like that within 25 miles of Port Chester, and
I am wondering if this is an older name for a cemetery that has since been
given a new name. Does anyone recognize this cemetery and know its current
name? I am trying to get further information to verify this person's
identity. Thank you.

Sharon Korn
San Diego