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Lodz Kahal books? #lodz #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

I saw on the Miriam Weiner website that in that there are Kahal books
from 1885-1939 concerning the Jewish community of Lodz in the Lodz
Archive

I was wondering if anyone has ever attempted to conduct a seach in
these books? is it realistic to search in this data? what is the
language used? and basically what can we find in the Lodz Kahal books?


kind regards
Ariel Kobi

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Ariel is referring to Miriam Weiner's Routes to
Roots Foundation and its Archival Database at www.rtrfoundation.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Kahal books? #lodz #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

I saw on the Miriam Weiner website that in that there are Kahal books
from 1885-1939 concerning the Jewish community of Lodz in the Lodz
Archive

I was wondering if anyone has ever attempted to conduct a seach in
these books? is it realistic to search in this data? what is the
language used? and basically what can we find in the Lodz Kahal books?


kind regards
Ariel Kobi

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Ariel is referring to Miriam Weiner's Routes to
Roots Foundation and its Archival Database at www.rtrfoundation.org


A new book about Zagare #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

A new book about Zagare will be of interest to those of Zagarean descent,
and indeed to all Litvaks,

In her book "Zagare -- Litvaks and Lithuanians Confront the Past"
British born Sara Manobla tells how she came to discover her Litvak
family roots.

Together with her cousin and a group of Zagarean descendants she had
a genuine encounter with local people, culminating in the dedication
of a memorial to the murdered Jewish community of the shtetl, and the
presentation of the Yad vaShem Righteous Among the Nations Award to a
local Zagarean whose parents had saved and hidden Jews during the Nazi
occupation. There is also a thoughtful discussion of some of the issues
faced by Lithuanians since the end of Soviet rule.

Central to the book is the story of Valdas, a young man of Zagare who
wanted to learn about the vanished Jews, and to meet the Litvak
Diaspora. He worked with the group of descendants on a number of
projects, and encouraged them to be involved in the life of the town.

The book offers an unusual perspective and ends on a note of hope.

Published by Gefen Publishers of Jerusalem/New York, it is available
through Amazon and online >from Gefen. This is a one-time commercial
posting about a book of interest to LitvakSIG members

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania A new book about Zagare #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

A new book about Zagare will be of interest to those of Zagarean descent,
and indeed to all Litvaks,

In her book "Zagare -- Litvaks and Lithuanians Confront the Past"
British born Sara Manobla tells how she came to discover her Litvak
family roots.

Together with her cousin and a group of Zagarean descendants she had
a genuine encounter with local people, culminating in the dedication
of a memorial to the murdered Jewish community of the shtetl, and the
presentation of the Yad vaShem Righteous Among the Nations Award to a
local Zagarean whose parents had saved and hidden Jews during the Nazi
occupation. There is also a thoughtful discussion of some of the issues
faced by Lithuanians since the end of Soviet rule.

Central to the book is the story of Valdas, a young man of Zagare who
wanted to learn about the vanished Jews, and to meet the Litvak
Diaspora. He worked with the group of descendants on a number of
projects, and encouraged them to be involved in the life of the town.

The book offers an unusual perspective and ends on a note of hope.

Published by Gefen Publishers of Jerusalem/New York, it is available
through Amazon and online >from Gefen. This is a one-time commercial
posting about a book of interest to LitvakSIG members

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin


Nu - What's New - Feb. 11, 2014 - (Martha Lev-Zion) #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

GerSIG has permission >from Gary Mokotoff and Avotaynu Press to quote
from the special edition of _Nu? What's New?_ in memory of
Martha Lev-Zion. We need a copy of that newsletter.

Gary is the publisher of Martha's book, _Taking Tamar_.
He knew Martha very well. The contents of this email newsletter
will be included in the memorial for Martha at the GerSIG website.

I have subscribed to the newsletter but haven't found a way to read
and copy the February 11th edition.

If you have this edition, please send a copy to GerSIGmod@gmail.com

GerSIG has permission >from the publisher to use and quote >from this edition.

Nu? What's New? Vol. 15, No. 06a - February 11, 2014 Special
Edition: Martha Lev-Zion z"l (1940-2014)

Many thanks, GerSIG Moderator


German SIG #Germany Nu - What's New - Feb. 11, 2014 - (Martha Lev-Zion) #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

GerSIG has permission >from Gary Mokotoff and Avotaynu Press to quote
from the special edition of _Nu? What's New?_ in memory of
Martha Lev-Zion. We need a copy of that newsletter.

Gary is the publisher of Martha's book, _Taking Tamar_.
He knew Martha very well. The contents of this email newsletter
will be included in the memorial for Martha at the GerSIG website.

I have subscribed to the newsletter but haven't found a way to read
and copy the February 11th edition.

If you have this edition, please send a copy to GerSIGmod@gmail.com

GerSIG has permission >from the publisher to use and quote >from this edition.

Nu? What's New? Vol. 15, No. 06a - February 11, 2014 Special
Edition: Martha Lev-Zion z"l (1940-2014)

Many thanks, GerSIG Moderator


Schwartzdorf family #galicia

Sherwin Lehrer <sherwin.lehrer@...>
 

I am looking for information on family SCHWARTZDORF >from Ottynia,
Galicia, former Austrian Empire. My grandparents, Samuel and Sheindlel
(Jennie) emigrated to New Yorek in 1905 >from Ottynia, but there is no
record of that family name on JewishGen or Gesher lists. I would
appreciate any information about remaining possible relatives in or near
Ottynia or anywhere else in the world or/and possible ancestors.

Sherwin Lehrer
Dedham, MA
USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Schwartzdorf family #galicia

Sherwin Lehrer <sherwin.lehrer@...>
 

I am looking for information on family SCHWARTZDORF >from Ottynia,
Galicia, former Austrian Empire. My grandparents, Samuel and Sheindlel
(Jennie) emigrated to New Yorek in 1905 >from Ottynia, but there is no
record of that family name on JewishGen or Gesher lists. I would
appreciate any information about remaining possible relatives in or near
Ottynia or anywhere else in the world or/and possible ancestors.

Sherwin Lehrer
Dedham, MA
USA


INTRO: Researching family of Jenny FRANKENTHALER b.Feb. 25, 1898 in Untereisenheim, Wurzberg, Lower Franconia/N.W. Bavaria #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research
intermittently for about five years, with a strong emphasis on the
intermittent part. I consider myself to be a relative beginner in
doing German Jewish genealogy research, although I have learned a
great deal about my family >from the JewishGen website and a few
people I have contacted via the site. I live in New York City, NY,
and my native language is English. I speak a bit of Hebrew, a little
bit less of French and can identify some words in Yiddish or German.
My computer and Internet skills are good.

I know the birth and (most of the) death dates for my grandfather,
Gustav(e) FRANKENTHALER and his six siblings: Jenny, Ella, Karolina
(known to us as Lena or Lina), Bernhard, Felix and Bruno.

Their father was Josef FRANKENTHALER and their mother was Hannchen
(also listed on some records as Jannchen, Maria Anna, Marianne and
Marianna) nee PULVER. Josef died in Germany before the war (date
unknown) and Marianne immigrated on the SS Pennland, sailing from
Antwerp on Nov. 2, 1939, quite late.

The main focus of my research on this branch of my family is to learn
what happened to Jenny (b. Feb. 25, 1898). She was the only sibling who
didn't make it to the U.S. before the Holocaust. >from what I've learned
from my family, she had gotten her immigration papers, but was waiting
for her husband (Ludvig LEVY) to get his. Unfortunately, it seems that
those papers never came and then it was too late and they were both
killed, along with their young son (whose name I don't know).

I know that Jenny and all of her siblings were born in Untereisenheim
(West Untereisenheim is what my grandfather called his town) and I
believe they had a farm there; but, I don't know if Jenny and Ludvig
lived in Untereisenheim during their marriage.

I have no confirmation of a location of internment or of their deaths
(and I don't even know for sure that they were killed, but it's what
my family has always assumed) and I have not been able to find anything
about them in any of the online Holocaust databases that I'm aware of.

Very sadly, the number of men named Ludvig LEVY (with all of possible
spelling variants of first and last names) who perished in the Holocaust
is substantial. When I was in Berlin a few years ago, on business, I went
to the Holocaust Museum and found 11 in just one of the books there that
listed victims. Jenny also seems to have been a common name (I don't know
if she had a Yiddish or Hebrew name in addition).

I would welcome any suggestions on how to conduct my search to learn
the fate of Jenny FRANKENTHALER (b. Feb. 25, 1898 in Untereisenheim).

Thank you all for reading. Best,

Liz Hanellin, New York City, NY liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO: Researching family of Jenny FRANKENTHALER b.Feb. 25, 1898 in Untereisenheim, Wurzberg, Lower Franconia/N.W. Bavaria #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research
intermittently for about five years, with a strong emphasis on the
intermittent part. I consider myself to be a relative beginner in
doing German Jewish genealogy research, although I have learned a
great deal about my family >from the JewishGen website and a few
people I have contacted via the site. I live in New York City, NY,
and my native language is English. I speak a bit of Hebrew, a little
bit less of French and can identify some words in Yiddish or German.
My computer and Internet skills are good.

I know the birth and (most of the) death dates for my grandfather,
Gustav(e) FRANKENTHALER and his six siblings: Jenny, Ella, Karolina
(known to us as Lena or Lina), Bernhard, Felix and Bruno.

Their father was Josef FRANKENTHALER and their mother was Hannchen
(also listed on some records as Jannchen, Maria Anna, Marianne and
Marianna) nee PULVER. Josef died in Germany before the war (date
unknown) and Marianne immigrated on the SS Pennland, sailing from
Antwerp on Nov. 2, 1939, quite late.

The main focus of my research on this branch of my family is to learn
what happened to Jenny (b. Feb. 25, 1898). She was the only sibling who
didn't make it to the U.S. before the Holocaust. >from what I've learned
from my family, she had gotten her immigration papers, but was waiting
for her husband (Ludvig LEVY) to get his. Unfortunately, it seems that
those papers never came and then it was too late and they were both
killed, along with their young son (whose name I don't know).

I know that Jenny and all of her siblings were born in Untereisenheim
(West Untereisenheim is what my grandfather called his town) and I
believe they had a farm there; but, I don't know if Jenny and Ludvig
lived in Untereisenheim during their marriage.

I have no confirmation of a location of internment or of their deaths
(and I don't even know for sure that they were killed, but it's what
my family has always assumed) and I have not been able to find anything
about them in any of the online Holocaust databases that I'm aware of.

Very sadly, the number of men named Ludvig LEVY (with all of possible
spelling variants of first and last names) who perished in the Holocaust
is substantial. When I was in Berlin a few years ago, on business, I went
to the Holocaust Museum and found 11 in just one of the books there that
listed victims. Jenny also seems to have been a common name (I don't know
if she had a Yiddish or Hebrew name in addition).

I would welcome any suggestions on how to conduct my search to learn
the fate of Jenny FRANKENTHALER (b. Feb. 25, 1898 in Untereisenheim).

Thank you all for reading. Best,

Liz Hanellin, New York City, NY liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


Re: The Story of the Jews #general

Mary Kinney <pineycroft@...>
 

Good Morning All,

I have not read the Times' review of Simon Schama's book that Ann Linder
informed us of yesterday, but there will be a PBS series based on his book
to begin later this month. I found a listing for it last Saturday as I
searched for the weekend showing of "Cosmos" (I assumed it would be shown on
PBS as Carl Sagan's series had been; the new series is on Fox and rebroadcast
on National Geographic).

My local PBS station is showing "The Story of the Jews", a five-part series
on 25 March (parts 1 and 2) and 1 April (parts 3, 4, and 5).

With kind regards,
Mary Kinney
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Researching:
GARODNICK, GORODNIK, OGORODNIK, GORDON in Hrodna (town, district, province?)
and Peski, Belarus; New York City, New York and Newark, New Jersey, USA.
MILLER in Hrodna (town), Peski, and Skidel, Belarus.
MECZYK, METCHICK, METZIK in Hrodna (town, district, province?), Belarus;
New York City, New York, New Jersey, and California, USA.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Story of the Jews #general

Mary Kinney <pineycroft@...>
 

Good Morning All,

I have not read the Times' review of Simon Schama's book that Ann Linder
informed us of yesterday, but there will be a PBS series based on his book
to begin later this month. I found a listing for it last Saturday as I
searched for the weekend showing of "Cosmos" (I assumed it would be shown on
PBS as Carl Sagan's series had been; the new series is on Fox and rebroadcast
on National Geographic).

My local PBS station is showing "The Story of the Jews", a five-part series
on 25 March (parts 1 and 2) and 1 April (parts 3, 4, and 5).

With kind regards,
Mary Kinney
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Researching:
GARODNICK, GORODNIK, OGORODNIK, GORDON in Hrodna (town, district, province?)
and Peski, Belarus; New York City, New York and Newark, New Jersey, USA.
MILLER in Hrodna (town), Peski, and Skidel, Belarus.
MECZYK, METCHICK, METZIK in Hrodna (town, district, province?), Belarus;
New York City, New York, New Jersey, and California, USA.


Searching for community of Smoliachna Borovka #general

lesliegut
 

Please advise of you have any idea where Smoliachna Borovka may be (or have
been). Based on Vilnius Family Lists of 1888, we had family living there.
It is/was likely very close to Lida, Belarus, and perhaps the name was
changed after the turn of the century. Any help or leads would be greatly
appreciated.

Leslie Gut-Reiken
Zurich
lesliegut@bluewin.ch

Researching: SOLOMIANSKY, SALAMANSKY

MODERATOR NOTE: Only surnames should be set in upper case letters. Town names
should be typed in title case.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for community of Smoliachna Borovka #general

lesliegut
 

Please advise of you have any idea where Smoliachna Borovka may be (or have
been). Based on Vilnius Family Lists of 1888, we had family living there.
It is/was likely very close to Lida, Belarus, and perhaps the name was
changed after the turn of the century. Any help or leads would be greatly
appreciated.

Leslie Gut-Reiken
Zurich
lesliegut@bluewin.ch

Researching: SOLOMIANSKY, SALAMANSKY

MODERATOR NOTE: Only surnames should be set in upper case letters. Town names
should be typed in title case.


Rosenheim Camp (1946 - 1948) #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Siggers,

I have two photographs of people at the Rosenheim Displaced Persons Camp
between 1946 and 1948. One contains 15 adults (workers at the camp,
possibly medical) and the other contains 4 adults with about 36 children.

If anyone wants to see these, please contact me. I have also written to the
USHMM to see if they would like copies for their digital archive.

Best regards,
Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc, MARCUS,
DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel; SCHORR, SCHERZER,
JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and Kolomyya; ZUNDER in
Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London;
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg; and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN
in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rosenheim Camp (1946 - 1948) #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Siggers,

I have two photographs of people at the Rosenheim Displaced Persons Camp
between 1946 and 1948. One contains 15 adults (workers at the camp,
possibly medical) and the other contains 4 adults with about 36 children.

If anyone wants to see these, please contact me. I have also written to the
USHMM to see if they would like copies for their digital archive.

Best regards,
Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc, MARCUS,
DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel; SCHORR, SCHERZER,
JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and Kolomyya; ZUNDER in
Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London;
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg; and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN
in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


[US] [CT][ SB 414 Changes Immediate Access to Genealogists Access To Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS only learned about this legislation late today- March 13. While the
hearing tomorrow is before the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut
General Assembly (CGA) -if it passes it still has to be voted on the floor
and if passed be sent to the Senate for it to be heard and voted upon before
going to the governor.

Current Connecticut statute states that genealogists have access to all
vital records in the custody of any registrar of vital statistics, including
certificates, ledgers, record books, card files, indexes and database
printouts, "during all normal business hours."
SB 414 which will be heard Friday March 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Legislative
Office Building in Hartford. SB 414 may be read at:
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2014/TOB/S/2014SB-00414-R00-SB.htm

The proposed legislation would delete "during all normal business hours" and
would instead leave access at the registrar's discretion by adding this
sentence:

"A registrar of vital statistics may grant a genealogist immediate access to
such records or may require a genealogist to schedule an appointment to
access such records, at the registrar's discretion. A registrar requiring an
appointment for access to such records shall schedule such appointment as
soon as reasonably practicable."

Genealogists that belong to a Connecticut genealogy society have been
privileged to have immediate access to vital records for a number of years.
If enacted, this provision would only apply to genealogists no others who
request records. The proposed provision would leave it to the local
registrar as to when a genealogist may come to the office and access the
records, whereas since 1996 there has been a provision regarding "normal
business hours" access and this would be deleted. If enacted, genealogists
would be required to contact a town hall first because they would not know
whether an appointment is necessary before research cane be done. There is
no requirement that an appointment would be made within a specific period of
time >from the request. The bill was introduced at the request of the
Department of Public Health.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [US] [CT][ SB 414 Changes Immediate Access to Genealogists Access To Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS only learned about this legislation late today- March 13. While the
hearing tomorrow is before the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut
General Assembly (CGA) -if it passes it still has to be voted on the floor
and if passed be sent to the Senate for it to be heard and voted upon before
going to the governor.

Current Connecticut statute states that genealogists have access to all
vital records in the custody of any registrar of vital statistics, including
certificates, ledgers, record books, card files, indexes and database
printouts, "during all normal business hours."
SB 414 which will be heard Friday March 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Legislative
Office Building in Hartford. SB 414 may be read at:
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2014/TOB/S/2014SB-00414-R00-SB.htm

The proposed legislation would delete "during all normal business hours" and
would instead leave access at the registrar's discretion by adding this
sentence:

"A registrar of vital statistics may grant a genealogist immediate access to
such records or may require a genealogist to schedule an appointment to
access such records, at the registrar's discretion. A registrar requiring an
appointment for access to such records shall schedule such appointment as
soon as reasonably practicable."

Genealogists that belong to a Connecticut genealogy society have been
privileged to have immediate access to vital records for a number of years.
If enacted, this provision would only apply to genealogists no others who
request records. The proposed provision would leave it to the local
registrar as to when a genealogist may come to the office and access the
records, whereas since 1996 there has been a provision regarding "normal
business hours" access and this would be deleted. If enacted, genealogists
would be required to contact a town hall first because they would not know
whether an appointment is necessary before research cane be done. There is
no requirement that an appointment would be made within a specific period of
time >from the request. The bill was introduced at the request of the
Department of Public Health.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Seeking information and help searching on JewishGen/GesherGalicia.org - HUBNER and LEHRER families #galicia

Dr. Pablo Hubner <hublan@...>
 

a) I am searching people who are descendant >from Jews of Nizankowice/
Nyzhankovychi. Also people descendants >from Hubner family,
Dobromil/Bircza.

I am Pablo Hubner Varela, Catholic but my father Mario/Majer Hubner
Lehrer, told all my roots. He was a converted Jew to Catholicism. Born in
Nizankowice/Nyzhankovychi.

b) Lehrer family: My granduncle Israel Lehrer Ganz, Zadik Kohen, was
murdered with the rabbin inside the synagogue of
Nizankowice/Nyzahnkovychi. Former Przemysl district under Austrian
Empire, Poland, today in Ukraine/Starysambir district. He was the last
chief of Kehillah in Nyzhankovychi/Nizankowice, businessman, married
with children.

c) Hubner family: Austrian origin. Zadik Kohen. They used to add when
signed Z.K. They came >from Austria in 18th Century to Dobromil, today
Ukraine. I only found a person relative of mine in our records. Laja
Hubner born in 1790. I could not find more records. I beg help.

d) Baruch or Boruch Hubner was my greatgrandfather. He born in
Dobromil and when got married lived in Bircza. So my grandfather Naftali
Hubner Berger born in Bircza but usually went to Dobromil. Naftali Hubner
Berger lived in Nizankowice/Nyzhankovychi since his marriage
31 December 1924 till the emigration to Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. He
ruled the haberdashery, dowry of my grandmother Chaja Hinda/Hela/Hinda
born Lehrer Ganz.

Dr. Pablo Hubner
Montevideo
Uruguay
South America


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Seeking information and help searching on JewishGen/GesherGalicia.org - HUBNER and LEHRER families #galicia

Dr. Pablo Hubner <hublan@...>
 

a) I am searching people who are descendant >from Jews of Nizankowice/
Nyzhankovychi. Also people descendants >from Hubner family,
Dobromil/Bircza.

I am Pablo Hubner Varela, Catholic but my father Mario/Majer Hubner
Lehrer, told all my roots. He was a converted Jew to Catholicism. Born in
Nizankowice/Nyzhankovychi.

b) Lehrer family: My granduncle Israel Lehrer Ganz, Zadik Kohen, was
murdered with the rabbin inside the synagogue of
Nizankowice/Nyzahnkovychi. Former Przemysl district under Austrian
Empire, Poland, today in Ukraine/Starysambir district. He was the last
chief of Kehillah in Nyzhankovychi/Nizankowice, businessman, married
with children.

c) Hubner family: Austrian origin. Zadik Kohen. They used to add when
signed Z.K. They came >from Austria in 18th Century to Dobromil, today
Ukraine. I only found a person relative of mine in our records. Laja
Hubner born in 1790. I could not find more records. I beg help.

d) Baruch or Boruch Hubner was my greatgrandfather. He born in
Dobromil and when got married lived in Bircza. So my grandfather Naftali
Hubner Berger born in Bircza but usually went to Dobromil. Naftali Hubner
Berger lived in Nizankowice/Nyzhankovychi since his marriage
31 December 1924 till the emigration to Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. He
ruled the haberdashery, dowry of my grandmother Chaja Hinda/Hela/Hinda
born Lehrer Ganz.

Dr. Pablo Hubner
Montevideo
Uruguay
South America

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