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"Prisoner" numbers at Auschwitz #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

According to Mr. Klarsfeld book (Pg. 95) Convoy 11 (left July 27, 1942) arrived in
Auschwitz on July 29, 1942. He writes that the 742 women received numbers 12340
through 13081 and the men numbers 53829 through 54076.

I also received a card through USHMM that states the following: dann n. Drancy
ubst.u. i. LK Auschwitz eingel. HNr. vermutl. zw. 53829-54016 dated July 17,1942.
(This is a typed card that seemed to have come >from Baltimore dated 31.1.1991).

However, documents found at Auschwitz have my Grandfather's number as 24995. Could
someone explain to me why the difference in numbers?

Thank you
Debby Painter
gincig@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Prisoner" numbers at Auschwitz #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

According to Mr. Klarsfeld book (Pg. 95) Convoy 11 (left July 27, 1942) arrived in
Auschwitz on July 29, 1942. He writes that the 742 women received numbers 12340
through 13081 and the men numbers 53829 through 54076.

I also received a card through USHMM that states the following: dann n. Drancy
ubst.u. i. LK Auschwitz eingel. HNr. vermutl. zw. 53829-54016 dated July 17,1942.
(This is a typed card that seemed to have come >from Baltimore dated 31.1.1991).

However, documents found at Auschwitz have my Grandfather's number as 24995. Could
someone explain to me why the difference in numbers?

Thank you
Debby Painter
gincig@yahoo.com


Re: Novo Alexandria? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

I am not surprised you are having trouble with maps. Gazetteers, with their
alphabetical listings and sometimes with phonetic finding aides, are much better
for this. Novaya Aleksandriya, which could easily have morphed into Novo
Alexandria in an English language environment, is now called Pulawy. (The "L" is
the Polish character with a slash across the middle.) It is 46 km WNW of Lublin in
modern Poland, according to Where Once We Walked (Revised Edition). Its map
coordinates are 51 25 North and 21 58 East.

Prior to WWI, this place was part of the Russian Empire.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Peter Lebensold" <peter@lebensold.com> wrote

When my great-uncle Joseph Leon WERNER applied, in 1913, for his British
citizenship, he identified his place of birth as "Novo Alexandria,Province
Lublin (near Kief)", and I am having some trouble finding the town in JRI-Poland
or a modern map of Poland.


29th IAJGS Conference Alert #latvia

David Mink
 

Last reminder that the deadline for eligibility in the drawing for a free
room at the Sheraton during the conference week - to be eligible you must
register for the conference and the hotel on or before March 28. Please go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button to learn more
details about this great prize. The drawing will be held during the first
week of April and the winner notified shortly thereafter.

Other conference news: The preliminary program will be on the website about
April 1. You will be impressed and excited by the many wonderful sessions
that will take place.

--Click on the Research Opportunities button to see a wonderful Philadelphia
Resource Guide. This is must reading to learn about all the resources
available for carrying out research while there.
--Click on the button for Jewish History of Philadelphia to learn about the
rich Jewish history of the city.
--Click on the button for Sightseeing so you can start to plan which of the
many museums, historical sites and other activities you want to enjoy while
in Philadelphia.
--Click on the Getting the Most out of the Conference button for a download
that you are sure to find helpful.
--Click on the Conference Discussion Group button and join this group so you
can ask questions, share information, and learn more.
--Click on all the buttons and spend some time reading all that is there -
You will see that this is a conference you don't want to miss! Yes, more
information is added as we get it - so do check back often.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Co-Chairs of this IAJGS and JGSGP co-hosted conference:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink


29th IAJGS Conference Alert #scandinavia

David Mink
 

Last reminder that the deadline for eligibility in the drawing for a free
room at the Sheraton during the conference week - to be eligible you must
register for the conference and the hotel on or before March 28. Please go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button to learn more
details about this great prize. The drawing will be held during the first
week of April and the winner notified shortly thereafter.

Other conference news: The preliminary program will be on the website about
April 1. You will be impressed and excited by the many wonderful sessions
that will take place.

--Click on the Research Opportunities button to see a wonderful Philadelphia
Resource Guide. This is must reading to learn about all the resources
available for carrying out research while there.
--Click on the button for Jewish History of Philadelphia to learn about the
rich Jewish history of the city.
--Click on the button for Sightseeing so you can start to plan which of the
many museums, historical sites and other activities you want to enjoy while
in Philadelphia.
--Click on the Getting the Most out of the Conference button for a download
that you are sure to find helpful.
--Click on the Conference Discussion Group button and join this group so you
can ask questions, share information, and learn more.
--Click on all the buttons and spend some time reading all that is there -
You will see that this is a conference you don't want to miss! Yes, more
information is added as we get it - so do check back often.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Co-Chairs of this IAJGS and JGSGP co-hosted conference:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink


29th IAJGS Conference Alert #yizkorbooks

David Mink
 

Last reminder that the deadline for eligibility in the drawing for a free
room at the Sheraton during the conference week - to be eligible you must
register for the conference and the hotel on or before March 28. Please go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button to learn more
details about this great prize. The drawing will be held during the first
week of April and the winner notified shortly thereafter.

Other conference news: The preliminary program will be on the website about
April 1. You will be impressed and excited by the many wonderful sessions
that will take place.

--Click on the Research Opportunities button to see a wonderful Philadelphia
Resource Guide. This is must reading to learn about all the resources
available for carrying out research while there.
--Click on the button for Jewish History of Philadelphia to learn about the
rich Jewish history of the city.
--Click on the button for Sightseeing so you can start to plan which of the
many museums, historical sites and other activities you want to enjoy while
in Philadelphia.
--Click on the Getting the Most out of the Conference button for a download
that you are sure to find helpful.
--Click on the Conference Discussion Group button and join this group so you
can ask questions, share information, and learn more.
--Click on all the buttons and spend some time reading all that is there -
You will see that this is a conference you don't want to miss! Yes, more
information is added as we get it - so do check back often.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Co-Chairs of this IAJGS and JGSGP co-hosted conference:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Novo Alexandria? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

I am not surprised you are having trouble with maps. Gazetteers, with their
alphabetical listings and sometimes with phonetic finding aides, are much better
for this. Novaya Aleksandriya, which could easily have morphed into Novo
Alexandria in an English language environment, is now called Pulawy. (The "L" is
the Polish character with a slash across the middle.) It is 46 km WNW of Lublin in
modern Poland, according to Where Once We Walked (Revised Edition). Its map
coordinates are 51 25 North and 21 58 East.

Prior to WWI, this place was part of the Russian Empire.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Peter Lebensold" <peter@lebensold.com> wrote

When my great-uncle Joseph Leon WERNER applied, in 1913, for his British
citizenship, he identified his place of birth as "Novo Alexandria,Province
Lublin (near Kief)", and I am having some trouble finding the town in JRI-Poland
or a modern map of Poland.


Latvia SIG #Latvia 29th IAJGS Conference Alert #latvia

David Mink
 

Last reminder that the deadline for eligibility in the drawing for a free
room at the Sheraton during the conference week - to be eligible you must
register for the conference and the hotel on or before March 28. Please go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button to learn more
details about this great prize. The drawing will be held during the first
week of April and the winner notified shortly thereafter.

Other conference news: The preliminary program will be on the website about
April 1. You will be impressed and excited by the many wonderful sessions
that will take place.

--Click on the Research Opportunities button to see a wonderful Philadelphia
Resource Guide. This is must reading to learn about all the resources
available for carrying out research while there.
--Click on the button for Jewish History of Philadelphia to learn about the
rich Jewish history of the city.
--Click on the button for Sightseeing so you can start to plan which of the
many museums, historical sites and other activities you want to enjoy while
in Philadelphia.
--Click on the Getting the Most out of the Conference button for a download
that you are sure to find helpful.
--Click on the Conference Discussion Group button and join this group so you
can ask questions, share information, and learn more.
--Click on all the buttons and spend some time reading all that is there -
You will see that this is a conference you don't want to miss! Yes, more
information is added as we get it - so do check back often.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Co-Chairs of this IAJGS and JGSGP co-hosted conference:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia 29th IAJGS Conference Alert #scandinavia

David Mink
 

Last reminder that the deadline for eligibility in the drawing for a free
room at the Sheraton during the conference week - to be eligible you must
register for the conference and the hotel on or before March 28. Please go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button to learn more
details about this great prize. The drawing will be held during the first
week of April and the winner notified shortly thereafter.

Other conference news: The preliminary program will be on the website about
April 1. You will be impressed and excited by the many wonderful sessions
that will take place.

--Click on the Research Opportunities button to see a wonderful Philadelphia
Resource Guide. This is must reading to learn about all the resources
available for carrying out research while there.
--Click on the button for Jewish History of Philadelphia to learn about the
rich Jewish history of the city.
--Click on the button for Sightseeing so you can start to plan which of the
many museums, historical sites and other activities you want to enjoy while
in Philadelphia.
--Click on the Getting the Most out of the Conference button for a download
that you are sure to find helpful.
--Click on the Conference Discussion Group button and join this group so you
can ask questions, share information, and learn more.
--Click on all the buttons and spend some time reading all that is there -
You will see that this is a conference you don't want to miss! Yes, more
information is added as we get it - so do check back often.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Co-Chairs of this IAJGS and JGSGP co-hosted conference:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks 29th IAJGS Conference Alert #yizkorbooks

David Mink
 

Last reminder that the deadline for eligibility in the drawing for a free
room at the Sheraton during the conference week - to be eligible you must
register for the conference and the hotel on or before March 28. Please go
to www.Philly2009.org and click on the Registration button to learn more
details about this great prize. The drawing will be held during the first
week of April and the winner notified shortly thereafter.

Other conference news: The preliminary program will be on the website about
April 1. You will be impressed and excited by the many wonderful sessions
that will take place.

--Click on the Research Opportunities button to see a wonderful Philadelphia
Resource Guide. This is must reading to learn about all the resources
available for carrying out research while there.
--Click on the button for Jewish History of Philadelphia to learn about the
rich Jewish history of the city.
--Click on the button for Sightseeing so you can start to plan which of the
many museums, historical sites and other activities you want to enjoy while
in Philadelphia.
--Click on the Getting the Most out of the Conference button for a download
that you are sure to find helpful.
--Click on the Conference Discussion Group button and join this group so you
can ask questions, share information, and learn more.
--Click on all the buttons and spend some time reading all that is there -
You will see that this is a conference you don't want to miss! Yes, more
information is added as we get it - so do check back often.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Co-Chairs of this IAJGS and JGSGP co-hosted conference:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink


Meaning of the word "Bacherlach"? #general

Ed <spaans_ed@...>
 

Hi All:

A Jewish ggrandfather >from Poland left the family some small silver tumblers (1.5 in
tall) which are known to us as "Bacherlach". Is there someone in the group who knows
this word and can translate it? Would this type of object have religious
significance?

Thanks!

Ed Spaans


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of the word "Bacherlach"? #general

Ed <spaans_ed@...>
 

Hi All:

A Jewish ggrandfather >from Poland left the family some small silver tumblers (1.5 in
tall) which are known to us as "Bacherlach". Is there someone in the group who knows
this word and can translate it? Would this type of object have religious
significance?

Thanks!

Ed Spaans


Michigan Death Certificates Going On-Line #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

In the "Seeking Michigan" website of The Archives of Michigan and the Library of
Michigan are uploading about one million death records >from 1897-1920. This is a
work in progress,and currently about 250,000 death certificates have been uploaded.
The website was so overloaded --a 2600% increase in usage since this was announced
that the Library of Michigan is transferring the site to new servers and it should
be back working by the end of the week so wait until then to try this site:
http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-collection?collection=p129401coll7
For more information on the Archives of Michigan go to:
http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17445_19273_19313---,00.html

For their on-line collection (which is being transferred to new servers so wait
until the weekend) http://www.seekingmichigan.org/

For other states with on-line death records (free and pay) you may find this site
of interest:
http://genrootsblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/online-death-certificates-updated.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Michigan Death Certificates Going On-Line #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

In the "Seeking Michigan" website of The Archives of Michigan and the Library of
Michigan are uploading about one million death records >from 1897-1920. This is a
work in progress,and currently about 250,000 death certificates have been uploaded.
The website was so overloaded --a 2600% increase in usage since this was announced
that the Library of Michigan is transferring the site to new servers and it should
be back working by the end of the week so wait until then to try this site:
http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-collection?collection=p129401coll7
For more information on the Archives of Michigan go to:
http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17445_19273_19313---,00.html

For their on-line collection (which is being transferred to new servers so wait
until the weekend) http://www.seekingmichigan.org/

For other states with on-line death records (free and pay) you may find this site
of interest:
http://genrootsblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/online-death-certificates-updated.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


FROHLICH, SCHATTNER & HERSCOVITCH families - with Montreal roots #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Yesterday at the Quebec National Archives, I found legal documents on the
establishment and dissolution of "The Princess Ladies' & Children's Wear Co."
(manufacturers), - all dated 1917 & 1918 in Montreal and involving the following
principals: Gittle Schattner FROLICH, her husband, Abraham FROLICH, Rubin
HERSCOVITCH

These documents do not pertain to my family, whose business was "Princess Ladies'
Wear". If you recognize any of these names as belonging to your family, I would be
happy to send you these photocopies of the original documents (the originals remain
in the archives).

Merle Kastner, Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina; NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania; DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG, Sejny,
Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova,
Philadelphia, PA; MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA ALTMAN, Belchatow, Lodz LEVITT/KISZELEWICZ, Mszczonów, Poland
SINGER, Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine FOX/FUCHS, Dubno, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FROHLICH, SCHATTNER & HERSCOVITCH families - with Montreal roots #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Yesterday at the Quebec National Archives, I found legal documents on the
establishment and dissolution of "The Princess Ladies' & Children's Wear Co."
(manufacturers), - all dated 1917 & 1918 in Montreal and involving the following
principals: Gittle Schattner FROLICH, her husband, Abraham FROLICH, Rubin
HERSCOVITCH

These documents do not pertain to my family, whose business was "Princess Ladies'
Wear". If you recognize any of these names as belonging to your family, I would be
happy to send you these photocopies of the original documents (the originals remain
in the archives).

Merle Kastner, Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina; NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania; DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG, Sejny,
Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova,
Philadelphia, PA; MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA ALTMAN, Belchatow, Lodz LEVITT/KISZELEWICZ, Mszczonów, Poland
SINGER, Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine FOX/FUCHS, Dubno, Poland


Basic Genealogy Course is Fully Registered #romania

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Thanks to all your wonderful JewishGenners who are interested in
our Basic Course. The numbers were overwhelming and we must close
registration immediately. I sent out over 75 vouchers to Value
Added Members and over 15 folks have registered through our
payment system.

The next class is July 1; please mark your calendars for June 15th
and check back on the education site (www.jewishgen.org/education)
for instructions. Anyone who emailed us for the waiver, and didn't
get into the class, will get an email ahead of time and first
priority in the July 1st class.

Thank you for your understanding...
Phyllis Kramer
phylliskramer1@att.net
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


Romania SIG #Romania Basic Genealogy Course is Fully Registered #romania

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Thanks to all your wonderful JewishGenners who are interested in
our Basic Course. The numbers were overwhelming and we must close
registration immediately. I sent out over 75 vouchers to Value
Added Members and over 15 folks have registered through our
payment system.

The next class is July 1; please mark your calendars for June 15th
and check back on the education site (www.jewishgen.org/education)
for instructions. Anyone who emailed us for the waiver, and didn't
get into the class, will get an email ahead of time and first
priority in the July 1st class.

Thank you for your understanding...
Phyllis Kramer
phylliskramer1@att.net
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


Skull & Crossbones on Tombstones of Jewish Cemetery - Bad Arolsen #general

Paul King
 

The question of the origin and meaning of a skull and tombstone relief on Jewish
tombstones was discussed in February and March 2005 and may be accessed through the
JewishGen SIG Archives. Although inconclusive, the responses pointed to Sephardic
and specifically Portuguese origin. Other derivations included the Ezekiel
"dry-bones" passage, as well as Masonic influence. President of the Jerusalem
Genealogical Association, Garri Regev, in giving a Power Point presentation of her
visit to Bad Arolsen tonight, showed a picture of a tombstone with skull and
crossbones at the local Jewish cemetery and commented that there are many more
identical reliefs. The sculpture and decoration of Jewish tombstones borrows
strongly >from its wider environment. In choosing the theme of 'momento mori',
lighting upon an accessible and familiar expression of this is not bothered by
other perspectives which may place a different meaning on the crossed bones.

Paul King
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Skull & Crossbones on Tombstones of Jewish Cemetery - Bad Arolsen #general

Paul King
 

The question of the origin and meaning of a skull and tombstone relief on Jewish
tombstones was discussed in February and March 2005 and may be accessed through the
JewishGen SIG Archives. Although inconclusive, the responses pointed to Sephardic
and specifically Portuguese origin. Other derivations included the Ezekiel
"dry-bones" passage, as well as Masonic influence. President of the Jerusalem
Genealogical Association, Garri Regev, in giving a Power Point presentation of her
visit to Bad Arolsen tonight, showed a picture of a tombstone with skull and
crossbones at the local Jewish cemetery and commented that there are many more
identical reliefs. The sculpture and decoration of Jewish tombstones borrows
strongly >from its wider environment. In choosing the theme of 'momento mori',
lighting upon an accessible and familiar expression of this is not bothered by
other perspectives which may place a different meaning on the crossed bones.

Paul King
Jerusalem