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Radomysler Young Men's Benevolent Assn. #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Albert Hochhauser <albie.hochhauser@gmail.com> wrote:

<<My grandparents were members of the Radomyszler Young Men's
Benevolent Association. Can anyone tell me which Radomyszl this
society was associated with?>>

Three Radomysls had substantial Jewish populations before World War II:

1) Radomysl Wielki, Poland
2) Radomysl nad Sanem, Poland

-- These two towns are in what's now southeast Poland (once western
Galicia). Radomysl Wielki, the larger of the two (hence the name --
which means Big Radomysl) is 18 miles NE of Tarnow. Jewish population
in 1890: c. 1900. Radomysl nad Sanem (now Radomysl) is 14 miles NE
of Tarnobrzeg. Jewish population in 1900: c. 400

3) Radomysl, USSR

-- This town is now Radomyshl, Ukraine, 30 miles NE of Zhytomyr.
Before WWI it was in the Russian Empire. Jewish population in 1900:
c. 7,500.

(Source for locations and populations: JewishGen Communities
Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp )

According to the Jewish Genealogical Society (NY)'s database of
"Burial Societies in the New York Metro Area"
(http://www.jgsny.org/searchcity.htm), the Radomysler Young Men's
Benevolent Association #1 was formed by immigrants >from the
once-Russian Radomysl. But I wonder.

I looked at the burials in the RYMBA section at Mount Zion Cemetery
(http://mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp -- Radomysler-1, Path
34R). They include several distinctive names that occur in Radomysl
Wielki and vicinity -- ALWEIS, BISGAIER, FALEK, GEIGER.

In addition to its section at Mount Zion, the RYMBA had plots at Beth
Moses, Beth David, and (Old) Montefiore Cemeteries. If you have a
relative buried in a Radomysler Young Men's plots and know his/her
place of origin, would you please let me know?

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Re: Jacob Aptekman #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

There is a fair chance to have more info about him at the Museum of Jewish Battalions
in Avihail,Israel.There might be correspondence with his surviving family members.
Worth a try at: hagdodim_museum@mod.gov.il
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem.

I wonder is anybody has any information about JACOB APTEKMAN, born about 1895 in the
Don area of Russia. Served with the British Army 38th Bn Royal Fusiliers (1st
Judeans) - in WW1 . Possible WW2 service in the Jewish Brigade Group as well


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Radomysler Young Men's Benevolent Assn. #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Albert Hochhauser <albie.hochhauser@gmail.com> wrote:

<<My grandparents were members of the Radomyszler Young Men's
Benevolent Association. Can anyone tell me which Radomyszl this
society was associated with?>>

Three Radomysls had substantial Jewish populations before World War II:

1) Radomysl Wielki, Poland
2) Radomysl nad Sanem, Poland

-- These two towns are in what's now southeast Poland (once western
Galicia). Radomysl Wielki, the larger of the two (hence the name --
which means Big Radomysl) is 18 miles NE of Tarnow. Jewish population
in 1890: c. 1900. Radomysl nad Sanem (now Radomysl) is 14 miles NE
of Tarnobrzeg. Jewish population in 1900: c. 400

3) Radomysl, USSR

-- This town is now Radomyshl, Ukraine, 30 miles NE of Zhytomyr.
Before WWI it was in the Russian Empire. Jewish population in 1900:
c. 7,500.

(Source for locations and populations: JewishGen Communities
Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp )

According to the Jewish Genealogical Society (NY)'s database of
"Burial Societies in the New York Metro Area"
(http://www.jgsny.org/searchcity.htm), the Radomysler Young Men's
Benevolent Association #1 was formed by immigrants >from the
once-Russian Radomysl. But I wonder.

I looked at the burials in the RYMBA section at Mount Zion Cemetery
(http://mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp -- Radomysler-1, Path
34R). They include several distinctive names that occur in Radomysl
Wielki and vicinity -- ALWEIS, BISGAIER, FALEK, GEIGER.

In addition to its section at Mount Zion, the RYMBA had plots at Beth
Moses, Beth David, and (Old) Montefiore Cemeteries. If you have a
relative buried in a Radomysler Young Men's plots and know his/her
place of origin, would you please let me know?

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re:Jacob Aptekman #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

There is a fair chance to have more info about him at the Museum of Jewish Battalions
in Avihail,Israel.There might be correspondence with his surviving family members.
Worth a try at: hagdodim_museum@mod.gov.il
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem.

I wonder is anybody has any information about JACOB APTEKMAN, born about 1895 in the
Don area of Russia. Served with the British Army 38th Bn Royal Fusiliers (1st
Judeans) - in WW1 . Possible WW2 service in the Jewish Brigade Group as well


Re: Viewmate - Please decipher handwriting / Mary #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

In addition to Barbara Mannlein's good explanation, I have to add that even if the
informant's name is on the death certificate, don't assume that he or she said the
deceased's mother's name was Mary. If the informant gave a Yiddish or Hebrew name
that the person writing the death certificate had never heard or didn't know how to
spell, then it also could have been "translated" to a familiar name like Mary.

I think that the only safe conclusion is the name started with M. But it narrows
the possibilities in further searches of population registers vital documents.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Viewmate - Please decipher handwriting / Mary #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

In addition to Barbara Mannlein's good explanation, I have to add that even if the
informant's name is on the death certificate, don't assume that he or she said the
deceased's mother's name was Mary. If the informant gave a Yiddish or Hebrew name
that the person writing the death certificate had never heard or didn't know how to
spell, then it also could have been "translated" to a familiar name like Mary.

I think that the only safe conclusion is the name started with M. But it narrows
the possibilities in further searches of population registers vital documents.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


HAHN from Altona #germany

Judith Elam
 

While researching my HAHN ancestors, I received some information a while
back on some people who are not my relatives. It is typed and in German. If
you recognize the following people who are mentioned, please contact me and
I would be happy to forward on the information. There are too many
surnames and descendants to mention, but the family descends from

Samuel Jacob HAHN, b. 1655 Frankfurt. He moved to Altona, where his
children were born - Simon Samuel HAHN and Moses Samuel HAHN.

If you are researching HAHN >from Altona and Hamburg, please feel free to
contact me at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

I do not have any information on other families >from Altona or Hamburg.

Judith Elam, Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany HAHN from Altona #germany

Judith Elam
 

While researching my HAHN ancestors, I received some information a while
back on some people who are not my relatives. It is typed and in German. If
you recognize the following people who are mentioned, please contact me and
I would be happy to forward on the information. There are too many
surnames and descendants to mention, but the family descends from

Samuel Jacob HAHN, b. 1655 Frankfurt. He moved to Altona, where his
children were born - Simon Samuel HAHN and Moses Samuel HAHN.

If you are researching HAHN >from Altona and Hamburg, please feel free to
contact me at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

I do not have any information on other families >from Altona or Hamburg.

Judith Elam, Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


NATHAN Altona, Hamburg #germany

Judith Elam
 

While researching my NATHAN ancestors, I received some information a while
back on some people who are not my relatives. It is typed and in German.

If you recognize the following people who are mentioned, please contact me and
I would be happy to forward on the information. There are too many surnames
and descendants to mention, but the family descends from

NATHAN >from Altona, Hamburg.

Nathan Moses (c. 1590- 1675)- one of the first Schutzjuden to arrive in
Altona. His (unnamed) daughter married Marcus, son of Gluckel HAMELN.

His first wife was Hadassa, daughter of Samuel Hildesheim (d. 1656). Second
wife was Jente, daughter of Klonemos (d. 1683).

Nathan's sons, Juda, Magnus (d. 1709 Altona, head of "MAGNUS" family),
Joseph (d. 1670), Isachar Behrend NATHAN (b. 1658, d. 1741), Aron, Moses.

If you are researching descendants of Nathan Moses >from Altona, please feel
free to contact me. elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Please note, I do not have information on any other families >from Altona.

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany NATHAN Altona, Hamburg #germany

Judith Elam
 

While researching my NATHAN ancestors, I received some information a while
back on some people who are not my relatives. It is typed and in German.

If you recognize the following people who are mentioned, please contact me and
I would be happy to forward on the information. There are too many surnames
and descendants to mention, but the family descends from

NATHAN >from Altona, Hamburg.

Nathan Moses (c. 1590- 1675)- one of the first Schutzjuden to arrive in
Altona. His (unnamed) daughter married Marcus, son of Gluckel HAMELN.

His first wife was Hadassa, daughter of Samuel Hildesheim (d. 1656). Second
wife was Jente, daughter of Klonemos (d. 1683).

Nathan's sons, Juda, Magnus (d. 1709 Altona, head of "MAGNUS" family),
Joseph (d. 1670), Isachar Behrend NATHAN (b. 1658, d. 1741), Aron, Moses.

If you are researching descendants of Nathan Moses >from Altona, please feel
free to contact me. elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Please note, I do not have information on any other families >from Altona.

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Thursday, April 29, 2010: The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews #general

janicemsj@...
 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews A talk and
presentation by Dr. Stanley M. Hordes

Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 7:30 pm

During his tenure as New Mexico State Historian in the 1980's, Dr. Hordes met
people in the Hispanic community who displayed practices suggestive of Jewish
customs, such as lighting candles on Friday night for the Jewish Sabbath and
following Jewish dietary laws. His research led to his award-winning book on the
history of the crypto-Jews in New Mexico. Dr. Hordes will discuss the evolution of
the crypto-Jews >from their origins in the forced conversions of Spain in the 14th
and 15th centuries to the recent past, describing the customs and consciousness
that have survived to this day.

Dr. Stanley M. Hordes is an adjunct research professor at the Latin American and
Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico. His book "To the End of the
Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico" was awarded the Gaspar Perez de
Villagre Prize in 2006 by the Historical Society of New Mexico for outstanding
historical publication of the year. In 2007, the book won the Southwest Book
Award, given by the Border Regional Library Association. This event is cosponsored
by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Allison J. Green, ajgreen@bjesf.org, or visit http://www.bjesf.org/library.htm .

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


Jewish Student Union of the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49 #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I have a photo montage of the members of the Jewish Student Union of
the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49.

Below are their names which appear to be using a German spelling, with
the letter J substituting for I. Following each name, I indicated if
they are male or female.

First (top) row:
E. Joffe, m
E. Mandel, f
F. Lichter, f
D. Schindel, f
P. Krajcer, f
R. Pomeranz, f
G. Majngarten, f
A. Brenner, f

Second row:
R. Gross, f
H. Bachner, f
J. Zajonczkowski, m
J. Silberherz, m
L. Lustig, m
M. Hupert, m
J. Dresner, m
L. Schindel, m
L. Turner, f
M. Schewach, f

Third row:
S. Edelman, m
A. Lichter, m
S. Mandel, m
M. Majngarten, m
M. Zarnowiecki, m
B. Schmorak, m

Fourth row:
J. Smulewicz, m
E. Klinghoffer, m
W. Lichter, m
M. Podbereski, m

Fifth (bottom) row:
M. Schnitzer, f
P. Kimmelfeld, m
B. Faigenbaum, f
N. Gesundheit, m
C. Neiger, f
M. Penczak, m
S. Fischbein, f
J. Panzer, m
H. Mandel, f
M. Hochzeit, m
M. Willner, f
E. Klieger, m


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thursday, April 29, 2010: The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews #general

janicemsj@...
 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Sephardic Legacy in New Mexico: A History of the Crypto-Jews A talk and
presentation by Dr. Stanley M. Hordes

Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 7:30 pm

During his tenure as New Mexico State Historian in the 1980's, Dr. Hordes met
people in the Hispanic community who displayed practices suggestive of Jewish
customs, such as lighting candles on Friday night for the Jewish Sabbath and
following Jewish dietary laws. His research led to his award-winning book on the
history of the crypto-Jews in New Mexico. Dr. Hordes will discuss the evolution of
the crypto-Jews >from their origins in the forced conversions of Spain in the 14th
and 15th centuries to the recent past, describing the customs and consciousness
that have survived to this day.

Dr. Stanley M. Hordes is an adjunct research professor at the Latin American and
Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico. His book "To the End of the
Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico" was awarded the Gaspar Perez de
Villagre Prize in 2006 by the Historical Society of New Mexico for outstanding
historical publication of the year. In 2007, the book won the Southwest Book
Award, given by the Border Regional Library Association. This event is cosponsored
by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Allison J. Green, ajgreen@bjesf.org, or visit http://www.bjesf.org/library.htm .

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Student Union of the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49 #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I have a photo montage of the members of the Jewish Student Union of
the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49.

Below are their names which appear to be using a German spelling, with
the letter J substituting for I. Following each name, I indicated if
they are male or female.

First (top) row:
E. Joffe, m
E. Mandel, f
F. Lichter, f
D. Schindel, f
P. Krajcer, f
R. Pomeranz, f
G. Majngarten, f
A. Brenner, f

Second row:
R. Gross, f
H. Bachner, f
J. Zajonczkowski, m
J. Silberherz, m
L. Lustig, m
M. Hupert, m
J. Dresner, m
L. Schindel, m
L. Turner, f
M. Schewach, f

Third row:
S. Edelman, m
A. Lichter, m
S. Mandel, m
M. Majngarten, m
M. Zarnowiecki, m
B. Schmorak, m

Fourth row:
J. Smulewicz, m
E. Klinghoffer, m
W. Lichter, m
M. Podbereski, m

Fifth (bottom) row:
M. Schnitzer, f
P. Kimmelfeld, m
B. Faigenbaum, f
N. Gesundheit, m
C. Neiger, f
M. Penczak, m
S. Fischbein, f
J. Panzer, m
H. Mandel, f
M. Hochzeit, m
M. Willner, f
E. Klieger, m


Chanowicz/Kanovitch/Kanofitz/and other variations #general

carols
 

I've asked before but it never hurts to ask again!! Maybe someone is out there
reading every email and will realize they are related or have come across
something that sheds some light on Abraham KANOVITCH, author in 1929 of The Will
to Beauty, a critique of the works of Schopenhauer & Nietzsche. He was also a
portrait artist who was born in Lomza, Poland in 1885, came to the USA/NYC with his
family when he was young and later lived and worked in NYC and the Haverstraw area.
He was my grandmother's brother, my great uncle. I am looking for his burial site.
His wife is buried at Mt. Carmel but he has remained illusive. Thank you for
replying directly to me if you have any ideas or info!!
Carol Streem, Cleveland, Ohio
KANOVITCH >from Lomza, Poland to NYC (CHANOWICZ/KANOFITZ/KANN/KENN)
SMOLINSKY >from Poland to NYC
FRENKIEL >from Lomza and Pultusk, Poland to NYC (FRANKEL)
SOLONTZ >from Minsk to NYC (SALANT)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chanowicz/Kanovitch/Kanofitz/and other variations #general

carols
 

I've asked before but it never hurts to ask again!! Maybe someone is out there
reading every email and will realize they are related or have come across
something that sheds some light on Abraham KANOVITCH, author in 1929 of The Will
to Beauty, a critique of the works of Schopenhauer & Nietzsche. He was also a
portrait artist who was born in Lomza, Poland in 1885, came to the USA/NYC with his
family when he was young and later lived and worked in NYC and the Haverstraw area.
He was my grandmother's brother, my great uncle. I am looking for his burial site.
His wife is buried at Mt. Carmel but he has remained illusive. Thank you for
replying directly to me if you have any ideas or info!!
Carol Streem, Cleveland, Ohio
KANOVITCH >from Lomza, Poland to NYC (CHANOWICZ/KANOFITZ/KANN/KENN)
SMOLINSKY >from Poland to NYC
FRENKIEL >from Lomza and Pultusk, Poland to NYC (FRANKEL)
SOLONTZ >from Minsk to NYC (SALANT)


Viewmate - Lithuanian great grandmoither named Mary? #general

Barbara S. Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

There's nothing to decipher. Genealogists must be careful to take even legal
documents with the proverbial grain of salt.

The informant, whomever it was, either
1. did not know her name but felt he/she had to write something..... or
2. Anglicized a name like Maayana, Macia (Masha), Miiryem, Mushke, or
3. didn't want to write a "strange" name like Breina or Yocheved and wrote a
simple "American" name.

One of my Lithuanian relatives is listed on her son's Ohio marriage certificate as
"Mary Michaels." She was born, lived and died in a small Lithuanian shtetl.

I'm trying to determine the name of my maternal grandfather's mother. It is
written on his death certificate but I can't make it out. She was a simple
Lithuanian or Latvian lady and, as tempting as it is, her name surely was not Mary.

MODERATOR NOTE: While we don't post usually viewmate responses, this one explains
a point related to methodology and we feel the explanation could be of general
interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - Lithuanian great grandmoither named Mary? #general

Barbara S. Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

There's nothing to decipher. Genealogists must be careful to take even legal
documents with the proverbial grain of salt.

The informant, whomever it was, either
1. did not know her name but felt he/she had to write something..... or
2. Anglicized a name like Maayana, Macia (Masha), Miiryem, Mushke, or
3. didn't want to write a "strange" name like Breina or Yocheved and wrote a
simple "American" name.

One of my Lithuanian relatives is listed on her son's Ohio marriage certificate as
"Mary Michaels." She was born, lived and died in a small Lithuanian shtetl.

I'm trying to determine the name of my maternal grandfather's mother. It is
written on his death certificate but I can't make it out. She was a simple
Lithuanian or Latvian lady and, as tempting as it is, her name surely was not Mary.

MODERATOR NOTE: While we don't post usually viewmate responses, this one explains
a point related to methodology and we feel the explanation could be of general
interest.


help identify - photo of Minden Heideschule Class of 1937/38 on ViewMate (VM15141) #germany

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

I have posted to ViewMate a photo taken of the girls class of the Minden
Heideschule 1937-38. It is ViewMate #15141

To access the photo directly, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15141

This is a class photo taken in Minden, Germany for the school year 1937-38.
The school is the Heideschule. The teacher has been identified as Martla Beune.
PLEASE help identify the students. I think the fourth >from left in the top
row is my aunt, Erika (Eva) INGBERG. My mother was Paula Pessa Massa INGBERG.
Names currently identified in the photo include: FREY, INGBERG, KREUZ, HOFFMANN,
BEUNE, DREUS, HOPPMANN, BERG, MILLER, STEINBACH, BERGMEIER, SCHMIDT, NOLTMEIR
and DALLMEIR (DAHLMEIER).

- the ViewMate address http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Please respondd to me directly at: cattheater@yahoo.com Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson Grayling MI, USA cattheater@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany help identify - photo of Minden Heideschule Class of 1937/38 on ViewMate (VM15141) #germany

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

I have posted to ViewMate a photo taken of the girls class of the Minden
Heideschule 1937-38. It is ViewMate #15141

To access the photo directly, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15141

This is a class photo taken in Minden, Germany for the school year 1937-38.
The school is the Heideschule. The teacher has been identified as Martla Beune.
PLEASE help identify the students. I think the fourth >from left in the top
row is my aunt, Erika (Eva) INGBERG. My mother was Paula Pessa Massa INGBERG.
Names currently identified in the photo include: FREY, INGBERG, KREUZ, HOFFMANN,
BEUNE, DREUS, HOPPMANN, BERG, MILLER, STEINBACH, BERGMEIER, SCHMIDT, NOLTMEIR
and DALLMEIR (DAHLMEIER).

- the ViewMate address http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Please respondd to me directly at: cattheater@yahoo.com Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson Grayling MI, USA cattheater@yahoo.com