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HARRIS from Leeds, Sulwaki and Livonia/UK Naturalization #latvia

a1steve@...
 

Dear All

Have received UK Naturalisation info as per below
from 1886 for Benjamin/HARRIS.
I'd be interested to hear >from anyone who is searching
HARRIS >from Sulwaki and also >from Livonia, Latvia, where
Sarah Rebecca was born. Benjamin's wife was Annie nee SILVERMAN.
I have further information going forward except for Barnett
and the Cemetery where Benjamin is buried is in a state of
collapse so I'm not sure of his father's name.

Benjamin HARRIS 32 Bridge Street Leeds, Yorks
born at Sackie in the province of Suwalski, Russia.
13th of January 1847, at the age of 39 is a Tinner.
Married has 7 children living with him -
Sarah 19, Barnett 17, Betsy 15, Leah 10, Jane 8, Lilly 4 and Rachel 18
months.
Place of Business 32 Bridge
Lived August 1881 at 13 Gower Str. Leeds,
1882-83, 21 St. Johns Court, Leeds
Lived at 32 Bridge for 3 yrs. 7 months.
He has the desire to obtain the right to vote
Edwin GRANT signs for him. then a series of people vouch for him
B. WALKER 4 Hope St. Leeds
George BUCKLEY 74 Templar St Leeds
Jeremiah BUCKLEY 5 St. Agnes Rd Leeds
Mr. DUCKWORTH, Enfield Terrace Roundhay Rd Leeds
Herman LANDA, 5 Templar St. was his Agent.
Residence in UK shown >from August 1881.
Benjamin Harris has been in business as a Tinsmith and resided
in Leeds for the last six years. His referees are all respectable
men and their signatures are genuine.
Harris resides at 23 Bridge Street and 32 Bridge as stated in the memorial.
Alien Benjamin Harris: Favourable Report

Naomi Ogin a1steve@...
Brisbane
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KAHN #latvia

rachel.poole3@...
 

Hello

The following record is >from Christine Usdin records for births in
Valdemarpils/Samaskas/Sassmacken in 1880

Sassmacken 16/10/1880 birth of Sheina Kahn to father Benjamin and
mother Lea Guta birth place of father given as given as Piltene -
Father's patronymic being David.

If anyone has information on this family please contact me privately
as it is possible this is the birth record of my great grandmother.

Regards

Rachel Poole
Leicestershire - England
rachel.poole3@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia HARRIS from Leeds, Sulwaki and Livonia/UK Naturalization #latvia

a1steve@...
 

Dear All

Have received UK Naturalisation info as per below
from 1886 for Benjamin/HARRIS.
I'd be interested to hear >from anyone who is searching
HARRIS >from Sulwaki and also >from Livonia, Latvia, where
Sarah Rebecca was born. Benjamin's wife was Annie nee SILVERMAN.
I have further information going forward except for Barnett
and the Cemetery where Benjamin is buried is in a state of
collapse so I'm not sure of his father's name.

Benjamin HARRIS 32 Bridge Street Leeds, Yorks
born at Sackie in the province of Suwalski, Russia.
13th of January 1847, at the age of 39 is a Tinner.
Married has 7 children living with him -
Sarah 19, Barnett 17, Betsy 15, Leah 10, Jane 8, Lilly 4 and Rachel 18
months.
Place of Business 32 Bridge
Lived August 1881 at 13 Gower Str. Leeds,
1882-83, 21 St. Johns Court, Leeds
Lived at 32 Bridge for 3 yrs. 7 months.
He has the desire to obtain the right to vote
Edwin GRANT signs for him. then a series of people vouch for him
B. WALKER 4 Hope St. Leeds
George BUCKLEY 74 Templar St Leeds
Jeremiah BUCKLEY 5 St. Agnes Rd Leeds
Mr. DUCKWORTH, Enfield Terrace Roundhay Rd Leeds
Herman LANDA, 5 Templar St. was his Agent.
Residence in UK shown >from August 1881.
Benjamin Harris has been in business as a Tinsmith and resided
in Leeds for the last six years. His referees are all respectable
men and their signatures are genuine.
Harris resides at 23 Bridge Street and 32 Bridge as stated in the memorial.
Alien Benjamin Harris: Favourable Report

Naomi Ogin a1steve@...
Brisbane
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Latvia SIG #Latvia KAHN #latvia

rachel.poole3@...
 

Hello

The following record is >from Christine Usdin records for births in
Valdemarpils/Samaskas/Sassmacken in 1880

Sassmacken 16/10/1880 birth of Sheina Kahn to father Benjamin and
mother Lea Guta birth place of father given as given as Piltene -
Father's patronymic being David.

If anyone has information on this family please contact me privately
as it is possible this is the birth record of my great grandmother.

Regards

Rachel Poole
Leicestershire - England
rachel.poole3@...


Was Maishe CALIAN of Chelsea, MA -- found as Morris KLINE #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Rica was searching for "Maishe CALIAN of Chelsea, MA " as seen on an entry
recorded for Motel SLUZITEL (U.S: Boston Arrivals of Jewish Immigrants >from HIAS
Records, 1882-1929 ) . Maishe's address was given as 1 Walnut Street Chelsea MA
on that record.

I searched for Morris >from Russia in the 1910 census and found Morris KLINE at 1
Walnut Street. He and his wife Lena had one daughter, Celia, born about 1908.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Was Maishe CALIAN of Chelsea, MA -- found as Morris KLINE #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Rica was searching for "Maishe CALIAN of Chelsea, MA " as seen on an entry
recorded for Motel SLUZITEL (U.S: Boston Arrivals of Jewish Immigrants >from HIAS
Records, 1882-1929 ) . Maishe's address was given as 1 Walnut Street Chelsea MA
on that record.

I searched for Morris >from Russia in the 1910 census and found Morris KLINE at 1
Walnut Street. He and his wife Lena had one daughter, Celia, born about 1908.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


Polish to English Translation-Town of Plock, Surnames Klamra & Zarosla #general

Mady Land <madyland@...>
 

Hello Everyone,
I've posted 5 early documents on Viewmate for translation >from Polish into English
to help develop another line of my grandfather's family in the town of Plock. The
surnames of interest are Klamra and Zarosla.

I'd appreciate, in the case of the marriages, all possible details such as ages,
all names of bride and groom and their parents (maiden names of mothers), where
born or living, occupations, etc. In addition, for the 2 death records, the
relationship of witnesses, if they are relatives, etc. In each, the dates of
registration and the actual event, as some seem to be very late registrations!

1. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15456 1849 Akt#30
Marriage of Abraham Klamra and Golda Moscowicz
2. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15457 1836 Akt#5
Marriage of Ryfka Zarosla and Binem Hajmowicz
3. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15458 1840 Akt#5
Marriage of Icek Jankiel Klamra and Sora Zarosla
4. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15459 1848 Akt#39
Death of Jenta Klamra, age 70?
5. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15460 1848 Akt#59
Death of Abraham David Zarosla, age 8?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Mady Land, New York, NY
Madyland04@...
Researching:
LANDSZNEJDER/LANDSCHNEIDER/Plock, Bodzanow, Gabin, Zychlin, New York;
GEDEGER/EIIDEGER/KELMAN/KIELMAN/Nowe Miasto Nad Pilica, New York;
FOGEL/FOGIEL/Hrubieszow, New York;LADZINSKI/LADYSINSKA/Myastowka, Ukraine, New York

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish to English Translation-Town of Plock, Surnames Klamra & Zarosla #general

Mady Land <madyland@...>
 

Hello Everyone,
I've posted 5 early documents on Viewmate for translation >from Polish into English
to help develop another line of my grandfather's family in the town of Plock. The
surnames of interest are Klamra and Zarosla.

I'd appreciate, in the case of the marriages, all possible details such as ages,
all names of bride and groom and their parents (maiden names of mothers), where
born or living, occupations, etc. In addition, for the 2 death records, the
relationship of witnesses, if they are relatives, etc. In each, the dates of
registration and the actual event, as some seem to be very late registrations!

1. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15456 1849 Akt#30
Marriage of Abraham Klamra and Golda Moscowicz
2. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15457 1836 Akt#5
Marriage of Ryfka Zarosla and Binem Hajmowicz
3. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15458 1840 Akt#5
Marriage of Icek Jankiel Klamra and Sora Zarosla
4. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15459 1848 Akt#39
Death of Jenta Klamra, age 70?
5. http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15460 1848 Akt#59
Death of Abraham David Zarosla, age 8?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Mady Land, New York, NY
Madyland04@...
Researching:
LANDSZNEJDER/LANDSCHNEIDER/Plock, Bodzanow, Gabin, Zychlin, New York;
GEDEGER/EIIDEGER/KELMAN/KIELMAN/Nowe Miasto Nad Pilica, New York;
FOGEL/FOGIEL/Hrubieszow, New York;LADZINSKI/LADYSINSKA/Myastowka, Ukraine, New York

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What language were these written in-Translation #general

ms nodrog
 

I recently received this postcard that is addressed to a Mr. Dr. Hi Eliasberg, **
Payson Ave, New York, NY. My cousin found it along with some other family
memorabilia. We can not tell what language it is written in. I know that the front
is hard to read, however, the back may be a little easier. If you know the language
and can translate the script, we would greatly appreciate it.

The viewmate sites are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15479
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15480

Please respond directly on Viewmate. Thank you in advance.
Hanna Gordon

MODERATOR NOTE: The number in the address has been replaced by ** as per JewishGen
policy of not posting private addresses unless they are over 72 years old.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What language were these written in-Translation #general

ms nodrog
 

I recently received this postcard that is addressed to a Mr. Dr. Hi Eliasberg, **
Payson Ave, New York, NY. My cousin found it along with some other family
memorabilia. We can not tell what language it is written in. I know that the front
is hard to read, however, the back may be a little easier. If you know the language
and can translate the script, we would greatly appreciate it.

The viewmate sites are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15479
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15480

Please respond directly on Viewmate. Thank you in advance.
Hanna Gordon

MODERATOR NOTE: The number in the address has been replaced by ** as per JewishGen
policy of not posting private addresses unless they are over 72 years old.


Yiddish Translation PLEASE. #general

ms nodrog
 

This is a postcard >from my Aunt that was a victim of the Holocaust in Lithuuania.
I know it was mailed >from Kaunas. However, I would like this small bit of Yiddish
translated plus the street address that is in the bottom left.
The viewmate site is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15482

My e-mail is msnodrog@... Thank you in advance to all who respond.

Hanna Gordon

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or use the response form under the viewmate
image.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Translation PLEASE. #general

ms nodrog
 

This is a postcard >from my Aunt that was a victim of the Holocaust in Lithuuania.
I know it was mailed >from Kaunas. However, I would like this small bit of Yiddish
translated plus the street address that is in the bottom left.
The viewmate site is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15482

My e-mail is msnodrog@... Thank you in advance to all who respond.

Hanna Gordon

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or use the response form under the viewmate
image.


Re: Zentralfriedhof Wien #austria-czech

afuller@...
 

I have recently returned >from a trip to Eastern Europe with my two
sisters. A highlight of the trip was a visit to Alt Langendorf (now
Dlouha Ves) with genealogist, Julius Muller to see where our paternal
PICK/SCHNEIDER ancestors lived before they moved to Vienna in the
1850s. I am indebted to Celia Male, who set me on the correct path by
finding PICKS and SCHNEIDERS living in Langendorf in the in the 1793
Bohemian census. Thank you, Celia. I am glad that you are now
back, making your valuable contributions to the SIG.

Later, while in Vienna, we saw family vital records at IKG. We also
went to old Jewish section of Zentralfriedhof Wien to find and
photograph numerous family graves. Even though I was prepared with a
good map and the family grave locations >from the IKG index, we had a
hard time finding them due to the overgrowth, the lack of numbering of
individual graves, the condition of some of the grave markers, and the
heavy rain. We did find the graves of my great grandfather, JOSEF
PICK (d. 1898), and my gg grandmother, MINA BALLENBERGER SCHNEIDER (d.
1889), but could not find several others.

Our visit raised the following questions, which someone more
experienced with looking for graves at Zentralfriedhof may be able to
answer.

Is there a listing telling which graves still exist?

Would more than one person be buried in the same grave space? In MINA
SCHNEIDER's grave, her son and daughter-in-law appeared to have been
buried at a later time, 1913 and 1929. We observed a small original
in front of a newer large monument with all three names on it.

Another set of questions arose >from the search for the grave of my
great uncle, MAXIMILIAN PICK (1859-1901). According to some family
lore, he fought in the Boer War, but I don't know if he was a war
casualty. His grave is included in the IKG burial index. I found
his birth and death record at IKG. (See Viewmate 15475 and 15476 for
death record which may indicate the cause of death.) His grave is
supposed to be in section 49A (row 12, grave 46). But all we could
find in 49 A were Christian and recent Buddhist burials and nothing
that could be a row 12. Section 49A seemed like an unlikely place for
a Jewish burial since it is not contiguous to the other Jewish
sections. Questions: Could Maximilian's grave have been removed? Is
the number wrong? Would a section that was once Jewish, later be used
for non-Jews? Was there a special section for war dead?

Thank you in advance for any help in answering these questions.

Ann L. Fuller, Oberlin, OH


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Zentralfriedhof Wien #austria-czech

afuller@...
 

I have recently returned >from a trip to Eastern Europe with my two
sisters. A highlight of the trip was a visit to Alt Langendorf (now
Dlouha Ves) with genealogist, Julius Muller to see where our paternal
PICK/SCHNEIDER ancestors lived before they moved to Vienna in the
1850s. I am indebted to Celia Male, who set me on the correct path by
finding PICKS and SCHNEIDERS living in Langendorf in the in the 1793
Bohemian census. Thank you, Celia. I am glad that you are now
back, making your valuable contributions to the SIG.

Later, while in Vienna, we saw family vital records at IKG. We also
went to old Jewish section of Zentralfriedhof Wien to find and
photograph numerous family graves. Even though I was prepared with a
good map and the family grave locations >from the IKG index, we had a
hard time finding them due to the overgrowth, the lack of numbering of
individual graves, the condition of some of the grave markers, and the
heavy rain. We did find the graves of my great grandfather, JOSEF
PICK (d. 1898), and my gg grandmother, MINA BALLENBERGER SCHNEIDER (d.
1889), but could not find several others.

Our visit raised the following questions, which someone more
experienced with looking for graves at Zentralfriedhof may be able to
answer.

Is there a listing telling which graves still exist?

Would more than one person be buried in the same grave space? In MINA
SCHNEIDER's grave, her son and daughter-in-law appeared to have been
buried at a later time, 1913 and 1929. We observed a small original
in front of a newer large monument with all three names on it.

Another set of questions arose >from the search for the grave of my
great uncle, MAXIMILIAN PICK (1859-1901). According to some family
lore, he fought in the Boer War, but I don't know if he was a war
casualty. His grave is included in the IKG burial index. I found
his birth and death record at IKG. (See Viewmate 15475 and 15476 for
death record which may indicate the cause of death.) His grave is
supposed to be in section 49A (row 12, grave 46). But all we could
find in 49 A were Christian and recent Buddhist burials and nothing
that could be a row 12. Section 49A seemed like an unlikely place for
a Jewish burial since it is not contiguous to the other Jewish
sections. Questions: Could Maximilian's grave have been removed? Is
the number wrong? Would a section that was once Jewish, later be used
for non-Jews? Was there a special section for war dead?

Thank you in advance for any help in answering these questions.

Ann L. Fuller, Oberlin, OH


HOLOCAUST ERA ASSETS, AFTER THE PRAGUE CONFERENCE #austria-czech

Dana Dimitriu
 

Dear all,

having only recently discovered a paper proving that the house of my gg-uncle in Prague had been
confiscated during WWII and hoping that there might be a possibility to claim this house back, I put my
name down for a newsletter which drew my attention to a webcast of a hearing in front of the Helsinki
Comission about the Prague Conference 2009 regarding Holocaust Era Assets and follow up actions. Here
is the link:

http://csce.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContentRecords.ViewDetail&ContentRecord_id=478&Region_id=0&Issue_id=0&ContentType=H,B&ContentRecordType=H&CFID=33868875&CFTOKEN=16467749

I thought it might be of general interest and so am posting it to these groups. The Prague conference can
be found at http://www.holocausteraassets.eu/. 46 countries signed the final declaration of the
proceedings (called the Terezin declaration) - among them the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Romania.

Based on the information provided by Stuart Eizenstat I searched and found the holocaust claims
processing officein New York, which according to Stuart Eizenstat is the only one of its kind, here:
http://www.claims.state.ny.us/ I have not had enough time yet to investigate further but it might be worth
doing so.

Kind regards,

Dana Dimitriu

RO - Bucuresti / DE - Wiesbaden


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech HOLOCAUST ERA ASSETS, AFTER THE PRAGUE CONFERENCE #austria-czech

Dana Dimitriu
 

Dear all,

having only recently discovered a paper proving that the house of my gg-uncle in Prague had been
confiscated during WWII and hoping that there might be a possibility to claim this house back, I put my
name down for a newsletter which drew my attention to a webcast of a hearing in front of the Helsinki
Comission about the Prague Conference 2009 regarding Holocaust Era Assets and follow up actions. Here
is the link:

http://csce.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContentRecords.ViewDetail&ContentRecord_id=478&Region_id=0&Issue_id=0&ContentType=H,B&ContentRecordType=H&CFID=33868875&CFTOKEN=16467749

I thought it might be of general interest and so am posting it to these groups. The Prague conference can
be found at http://www.holocausteraassets.eu/. 46 countries signed the final declaration of the
proceedings (called the Terezin declaration) - among them the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Romania.

Based on the information provided by Stuart Eizenstat I searched and found the holocaust claims
processing officein New York, which according to Stuart Eizenstat is the only one of its kind, here:
http://www.claims.state.ny.us/ I have not had enough time yet to investigate further but it might be worth
doing so.

Kind regards,

Dana Dimitriu

RO - Bucuresti / DE - Wiesbaden


size of cadastral maps #austria-czech

hjfinberg@...
 

I was able to magnify the maps by clicking on them and was able to read each house number in the village.
It took a long time for the magnification to come up.
Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech size of cadastral maps #austria-czech

hjfinberg@...
 

I was able to magnify the maps by clicking on them and was able to read each house number in the village.
It took a long time for the magnification to come up.
Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA


Jewish cheesemakers of southern Moravia #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

I plead complete ignorance but I regret to say that I have never heard of the Moravian cheese tvaruzky.
It even has a a GOOGLE link which tells us that this unique cheese hopes to get an EU designation:

http://www.radio.cz/en/article/80103 see also;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olomouck%C3%A9_syre%C4%8Dky

Hopefully Moravians and others amongst us will tell us something about this cheeese and if they liked it.
The link suggest that it is rather pungent. I can see a photograph of strips* drying out on wooden shingles
in the sun which indicates to me that the texture will be rather rubbery.

The above links however indicate it is as low-fat soft cheese, so I am puzzled. Perhaps it was once
produced in various guises namely soft for local consumption and sun-dried for export?

Legend has it that Ttvaruzky originated with the SCHINDLER family in Hnevotin a village near Olmutz where
a domestic cottage industry existed, run by Anna Sekaniknova a member of this family.

In the 20th century the town of Lostice {Lotschitz} near Olmutz {Olomouc] Sourthern Moravia became the
centre of manufacture when unknown FRIEDMANN a Jewish merchant who obviosly had links to the
Schindler fsmily cheese secrets brought the technology to the town. However commercial production only
started in 1876 when Josef WESSELS who learned the technology in Hnevotin settled in Loschitz. Soon there
were 17 producers in the town of which about 6 were small Jewish family businesses run by the ECKSTEIN
[SIEGFRIED] company: KLEIN, WISCHNITZER, WESSELS AND LANGER Families.*

After the war and then the nationalisation of these private family Businesses,.There remained only the
successor of the Josef WESSELS company ro remind us of the once thriving Jewish cheesemakers of
Southern Moravia. Their Tvarucky Cheeses were Transported by train and horse-drawn carriages as far as
all the major cities of the Habsburg Empire as well as to Turkey,Hungary,Romania and Bulgaria. The sun-
dried cheese presumably was not very perishable and could withstand these long journeys in the days
before refrigeration and sell-by dates. I maybe quite wrong about the form in which this cheese was
exported and sold in these faraway countries.

I do hope to obtain a tasting sample of this unique cheese one day. Perhaps a shop in Vienna stocks it and
a kind friend will bring me a morsel to enjoy. Meanwhile I await with interest your personal recollections of
this unique Southern Moravian cheese with a strong Jewish Heritage, and who knows we may even have a
descendant of one of the manufacturers amongst us today on the Austria-Czech SIG who can tell us much
more. Was the cheese widely consumed in Bohemia too?

I am happy that we can write to you about SCHINDLERS in a different and tastier context to that which we
normally associate the family name today.

Celia Male
London, U.K.

*source;Respect andTolerance leaflet page 10."There once was a World."
Brief history of former Jewish Communities in the towns of Lostice Mohehelnice and Usov. With many
thanks to lldek Stipl and Achab Haidler for their pioneering work in this area.
see http://www.respectandtolerance.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish cheesemakers of southern Moravia #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

I plead complete ignorance but I regret to say that I have never heard of the Moravian cheese tvaruzky.
It even has a a GOOGLE link which tells us that this unique cheese hopes to get an EU designation:

http://www.radio.cz/en/article/80103 see also;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olomouck%C3%A9_syre%C4%8Dky

Hopefully Moravians and others amongst us will tell us something about this cheeese and if they liked it.
The link suggest that it is rather pungent. I can see a photograph of strips* drying out on wooden shingles
in the sun which indicates to me that the texture will be rather rubbery.

The above links however indicate it is as low-fat soft cheese, so I am puzzled. Perhaps it was once
produced in various guises namely soft for local consumption and sun-dried for export?

Legend has it that Ttvaruzky originated with the SCHINDLER family in Hnevotin a village near Olmutz where
a domestic cottage industry existed, run by Anna Sekaniknova a member of this family.

In the 20th century the town of Lostice {Lotschitz} near Olmutz {Olomouc] Sourthern Moravia became the
centre of manufacture when unknown FRIEDMANN a Jewish merchant who obviosly had links to the
Schindler fsmily cheese secrets brought the technology to the town. However commercial production only
started in 1876 when Josef WESSELS who learned the technology in Hnevotin settled in Loschitz. Soon there
were 17 producers in the town of which about 6 were small Jewish family businesses run by the ECKSTEIN
[SIEGFRIED] company: KLEIN, WISCHNITZER, WESSELS AND LANGER Families.*

After the war and then the nationalisation of these private family Businesses,.There remained only the
successor of the Josef WESSELS company ro remind us of the once thriving Jewish cheesemakers of
Southern Moravia. Their Tvarucky Cheeses were Transported by train and horse-drawn carriages as far as
all the major cities of the Habsburg Empire as well as to Turkey,Hungary,Romania and Bulgaria. The sun-
dried cheese presumably was not very perishable and could withstand these long journeys in the days
before refrigeration and sell-by dates. I maybe quite wrong about the form in which this cheese was
exported and sold in these faraway countries.

I do hope to obtain a tasting sample of this unique cheese one day. Perhaps a shop in Vienna stocks it and
a kind friend will bring me a morsel to enjoy. Meanwhile I await with interest your personal recollections of
this unique Southern Moravian cheese with a strong Jewish Heritage, and who knows we may even have a
descendant of one of the manufacturers amongst us today on the Austria-Czech SIG who can tell us much
more. Was the cheese widely consumed in Bohemia too?

I am happy that we can write to you about SCHINDLERS in a different and tastier context to that which we
normally associate the family name today.

Celia Male
London, U.K.

*source;Respect andTolerance leaflet page 10."There once was a World."
Brief history of former Jewish Communities in the towns of Lostice Mohehelnice and Usov. With many
thanks to lldek Stipl and Achab Haidler for their pioneering work in this area.
see http://www.respectandtolerance.com