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Re: Immigration from Germany 1936 #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Since South Africa declared war on Germany on September 6, 1939, you would
be talking about ships stopping around that period of time and not 1936.

I was told that my relatives >from Kupiskis, Lithuania, were on the last
passenger ship to arrive in South Africa in 1939.

However, in regard to the Stuttgart which arrived in October, 1936, with 537
German Jews aboard, it had been chartered by the Council for German Jewry,
London, due to the expected change in SA immigration laws as of November 1,
1936. This change would now require a E100 deposit per immigrant after
November 1, 1936.

During the 1930's, South Africa admited approximately 6-7,000 refugees.

The Cape Town Holocaust Centre has info on the traveling exhibit "Seeking
Refuge" which includes an interview with a refugee on the Stuttgart. There
is also an exhibition brochure regarding German-Jewish immigration to the
Cape in the 1930's.

http://www.ctholocaust.co.za/view.asp?pg=refuge1&opt=opt_exh

Apparently, one refugee who was interviewed came on the German ship
"Watussi" to Durban in 1939.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: Immigration from Germany 1936 #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Since South Africa declared war on Germany on September 6, 1939, you would
be talking about ships stopping around that period of time and not 1936.

I was told that my relatives >from Kupiskis, Lithuania, were on the last
passenger ship to arrive in South Africa in 1939.

However, in regard to the Stuttgart which arrived in October, 1936, with 537
German Jews aboard, it had been chartered by the Council for German Jewry,
London, due to the expected change in SA immigration laws as of November 1,
1936. This change would now require a E100 deposit per immigrant after
November 1, 1936.

During the 1930's, South Africa admited approximately 6-7,000 refugees.

The Cape Town Holocaust Centre has info on the traveling exhibit "Seeking
Refuge" which includes an interview with a refugee on the Stuttgart. There
is also an exhibition brochure regarding German-Jewish immigration to the
Cape in the 1930's.

http://www.ctholocaust.co.za/view.asp?pg=refuge1&opt=opt_exh

Apparently, one refugee who was interviewed came on the German ship
"Watussi" to Durban in 1939.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Lepel Researchers #belarus

Allen B.Saxe <absaxe@...>
 

The number of researchers with family >from Lepel,
Belarus has grown to 54. If you have not already
viewed the Sheboygan website you may want
to review its information (http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/
sheboygan/sheboygan.html).
If you have any specific needs or infromation to share with others
feel free to contact me (absaxe@earthlink.net).

Allen B. Saxe
Charlotte,NC 28203

Researching: BENSMAN,Lepel,Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lepel Researchers #belarus

Allen B.Saxe <absaxe@...>
 

The number of researchers with family >from Lepel,
Belarus has grown to 54. If you have not already
viewed the Sheboygan website you may want
to review its information (http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/
sheboygan/sheboygan.html).
If you have any specific needs or infromation to share with others
feel free to contact me (absaxe@earthlink.net).

Allen B. Saxe
Charlotte,NC 28203

Researching: BENSMAN,Lepel,Belarus


Request for assistance/re: Bobruisk #belarus

Cooksonroger@...
 

I believe that my paternal grandfather came >from Bobruisk uyezd, with the
name of KUKSON. I would be grateful for any assistance on how I might advance
this search and find out more about Bobruisk.
Roger Cookson
United Kingdom.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: A great starting place is the JewishGen home page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Request for assistance/re: Bobruisk #belarus

Cooksonroger@...
 

I believe that my paternal grandfather came >from Bobruisk uyezd, with the
name of KUKSON. I would be grateful for any assistance on how I might advance
this search and find out more about Bobruisk.
Roger Cookson
United Kingdom.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: A great starting place is the JewishGen home page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/


Kamenetz Podolsk Archives #ukraine

marantz <marantz@...>
 

Dear Linda,

Depending on when the fire occurred (I did not know of it) the Kamenetz
Podolsk archives were available and those in charge most helpful in 2001.
Could you tell me more about it?

Many thanks and regards.

Beba Marantz,
Montreux, Switzerland

From: "Linda Shefler" <linda.shefler@gmail.com>

I checked the Roots to Roots Foundation and the Discussion Group Archives
but was not able to learn any about the status of the Kamenets Podolskiy
Archives. Does anyone know what records survived the fire and if they are
accessible yet for research?


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kamenetz Podolsk Archives #ukraine

marantz <marantz@...>
 

Dear Linda,

Depending on when the fire occurred (I did not know of it) the Kamenetz
Podolsk archives were available and those in charge most helpful in 2001.
Could you tell me more about it?

Many thanks and regards.

Beba Marantz,
Montreux, Switzerland

From: "Linda Shefler" <linda.shefler@gmail.com>

I checked the Roots to Roots Foundation and the Discussion Group Archives
but was not able to learn any about the status of the Kamenets Podolskiy
Archives. Does anyone know what records survived the fire and if they are
accessible yet for research?


Re: Rebbe Yechiel Tzvi CHEMERINSKY #rabbinic

yoni and rivka benari <yrcdi@...>
 

This pair seems to be the parents of Major General Mordechai Makleff, who
according to "the Who's who of World Jewry 1965 ed., was the son of Arieh
and Chaya (ZIMERINSKY).

According to the above book his children's name are Amir and Edith.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

From: "Linda Shefler" <linda.shefler@gmail.com>
Subject: [ukraine] Rebbe Yechiel Tzvi CHEMERINSKY

I am attempting to help a friend learn about the family of her great
grandfather Rebbe Yechiel Tzvi CHEMERINSKY. He was probably born about
1860(perhaps a bit earlier). He immigrated to Israel in 1871 (probably from
"Russia"), and he died in 1931 in Israel.

One of Rebbe Yechiel's daughters was Batya Chia CHEMERINSKY, born about 1880
in Israel. She married Arie Leib MACLEV about 1898 and was murdered in
Motza during the Arab riots in 1929.

If anyone has any information on the CHEMERINSKY family, please contact me
privately.


Re: CHEMERINSKY #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

One of the survivors of the 1929 massacre in Motza was
a child called Mordechai Maklef, who lost then both
his parents. He later became the Chief of Staff of the
Israeli Army. I think that it that this might be a
good lead.

Jacob Rosen
Amman,Jordan


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Rebbe Yechiel Tzvi CHEMERINSKY #ukraine

yoni and rivka benari <yrcdi@...>
 

This pair seems to be the parents of Major General Mordechai Makleff, who
according to "the Who's who of World Jewry 1965 ed., was the son of Arieh
and Chaya (ZIMERINSKY).

According to the above book his children's name are Amir and Edith.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

From: "Linda Shefler" <linda.shefler@gmail.com>
Subject: [ukraine] Rebbe Yechiel Tzvi CHEMERINSKY

I am attempting to help a friend learn about the family of her great
grandfather Rebbe Yechiel Tzvi CHEMERINSKY. He was probably born about
1860(perhaps a bit earlier). He immigrated to Israel in 1871 (probably from
"Russia"), and he died in 1931 in Israel.

One of Rebbe Yechiel's daughters was Batya Chia CHEMERINSKY, born about 1880
in Israel. She married Arie Leib MACLEV about 1898 and was murdered in
Motza during the Arab riots in 1929.

If anyone has any information on the CHEMERINSKY family, please contact me
privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine re:CHEMERINSKY #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

One of the survivors of the 1929 massacre in Motza was
a child called Mordechai Maklef, who lost then both
his parents. He later became the Chief of Staff of the
Israeli Army. I think that it that this might be a
good lead.

Jacob Rosen
Amman,Jordan


Fate of Jews in Vilna Ghetto #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: mordechai pelta mdpelta@yahoo.com
I am trying to find out which sources I may consult to find out more
about the fate of Jews who were in the Vilna ghetto during the war. >>

The Jewish Museum in Vilnius published a two-volume book
containing extensive information about the Vilna ghetto. Also
included is the 1942 census of the Jews in the ghetto and
surrounding work camps recorded by the Nazis. All 15,300 names
of the Jews included in the census are in a database on
www.litvaksig.org

That will tell you who was there in 1942. What happened to all of
them may never be completely known. Thousands of them were
killed in the pits at Ponar, just outside of Vilnius. The Nazis
recorded the number of victims taken to Ponar but did not record
the names.

After World War II, Sh. Kacherginskij wrote a book, in Yiddish,
"Churben Vilne" (Destroyed Vilnius). It contained 1198 names of
Jews in Vilnius who were killed and, in most cases, where they
were killed. The book was published in Paris in 1949.

Some years ago, a Jewish woman in Vilnius translated the names
into English and, with the help of Carol Rombro Rider, I recently
obtained a list of all of the names. I am in the process of keying
all of the names into an Excel spreadsheet. It will be awhile before
the list is completed because my time is somewhat limited but it
will be done. However, there is more.

Through the fate of the genealogical Gods, I know the woman in Vilnius
who translated the names >from Yiddish to English and have been in
touch with her. She researched some of the names listed and found
additional information about them. I will send her the computerized
list and she will include the additional information.

After the list is in its completed form, it will be available through
LitvakSIG. An announcement will be made as soon as it is available.
In the meantime, please do not contact me and ask to look up names
as it will only slow the process down and I will not be able to respond
to those enquiries.

Howard Margol
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fate of Jews in Vilna Ghetto #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: mordechai pelta mdpelta@yahoo.com
I am trying to find out which sources I may consult to find out more
about the fate of Jews who were in the Vilna ghetto during the war. >>

The Jewish Museum in Vilnius published a two-volume book
containing extensive information about the Vilna ghetto. Also
included is the 1942 census of the Jews in the ghetto and
surrounding work camps recorded by the Nazis. All 15,300 names
of the Jews included in the census are in a database on
www.litvaksig.org

That will tell you who was there in 1942. What happened to all of
them may never be completely known. Thousands of them were
killed in the pits at Ponar, just outside of Vilnius. The Nazis
recorded the number of victims taken to Ponar but did not record
the names.

After World War II, Sh. Kacherginskij wrote a book, in Yiddish,
"Churben Vilne" (Destroyed Vilnius). It contained 1198 names of
Jews in Vilnius who were killed and, in most cases, where they
were killed. The book was published in Paris in 1949.

Some years ago, a Jewish woman in Vilnius translated the names
into English and, with the help of Carol Rombro Rider, I recently
obtained a list of all of the names. I am in the process of keying
all of the names into an Excel spreadsheet. It will be awhile before
the list is completed because my time is somewhat limited but it
will be done. However, there is more.

Through the fate of the genealogical Gods, I know the woman in Vilnius
who translated the names >from Yiddish to English and have been in
touch with her. She researched some of the names listed and found
additional information about them. I will send her the computerized
list and she will include the additional information.

After the list is in its completed form, it will be available through
LitvakSIG. An announcement will be made as soon as it is available.
In the meantime, please do not contact me and ask to look up names
as it will only slow the process down and I will not be able to respond
to those enquiries.

Howard Margol
President, LitvakSIG


Re: Need Guidence (SPOLANSKY): #general

marspol5@...
 

JewishGen ID #169578
Password MART

To whom it may concern:

It has been a year now, since I had discontinued my family history search,
and might add, had almost completed it with the aid of the great JewishGen
membership.

This laps after a death in my family, and now find I would like to continue
so that I may finish what I had started. .

My problem is, after all this time out of touch, I had lost contact with a great
deal of the members that had aided and directed me in the past

Do hope you will direct me as to the best way to get back into my search

Sincerely:
Martin Spolansky

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need Guidence (SPOLANSKY): #general

marspol5@...
 

JewishGen ID #169578
Password MART

To whom it may concern:

It has been a year now, since I had discontinued my family history search,
and might add, had almost completed it with the aid of the great JewishGen
membership.

This laps after a death in my family, and now find I would like to continue
so that I may finish what I had started. .

My problem is, after all this time out of touch, I had lost contact with a great
deal of the members that had aided and directed me in the past

Do hope you will direct me as to the best way to get back into my search

Sincerely:
Martin Spolansky

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Thank you for info on Russian emigration to U.S. #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Thanks very much to all those who responded to my question about travel time
from Russia to the U.S. around 1900. A variety of types of experiences were
reported, as they were passed down >from various ancestors. I think I can
conclude that it probably took about a month to travel >from today's Ukraine
to New York, if one could go directly. However, there were various
circumstances that intervened, and the journey could sometimes be delayed
from a few months to a few years.
Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you for info on Russian emigration to U.S. #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Thanks very much to all those who responded to my question about travel time
from Russia to the U.S. around 1900. A variety of types of experiences were
reported, as they were passed down >from various ancestors. I think I can
conclude that it probably took about a month to travel >from today's Ukraine
to New York, if one could go directly. However, there were various
circumstances that intervened, and the journey could sometimes be delayed
from a few months to a few years.
Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


Embossed stamp on photograph and translation #general

bryansyl <bryansyl@...>
 

Dear genners

I've just posted a picture of my POTICHA relatives on viewmate and would like to
insight as to the embossed stamp on the top right hand corner of the picture -would
this be a stamp of authorisation for a passport or visa photograph

I'm also interested to know what the translation is on the photograph itself

the link to the picture is http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

please reply privately to bryansyl@btinternet.com

Sylvia Seddon
(Manchester UK)

MODERATOR NOTE: The above link goes to the ViewMate site. Please go to VM 10735 for
the relevant photo.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Embossed stamp on photograph and translation #general

bryansyl <bryansyl@...>
 

Dear genners

I've just posted a picture of my POTICHA relatives on viewmate and would like to
insight as to the embossed stamp on the top right hand corner of the picture -would
this be a stamp of authorisation for a passport or visa photograph

I'm also interested to know what the translation is on the photograph itself

the link to the picture is http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

please reply privately to bryansyl@btinternet.com

Sylvia Seddon
(Manchester UK)

MODERATOR NOTE: The above link goes to the ViewMate site. Please go to VM 10735 for
the relevant photo.