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Robert Neu 1940-2019 #general

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

I recently learned about the death of Robert Neu, who served for many
years as coordinator of the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records
project, which was the first major component of the JewishGen's
collection of Hungarian census records. Even though his health had been
in decline for some time, Robert's enthusiasm and commitment to
Hungarian Jewish family research never waned. Those of you who worked
with him on the 1848 records will recognize that his coordination of
this project was of extraordinary value and will remain a fitting
testament to him. The index of the 1848 census records was one of the
first major additions to JewishGen's Hungarian database and it has helped
hundreds, if not thousands of researchers, trace their Hungarian Jewish families.

You can read his obituary at
https://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Neu

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Robert Neu 1940-2019 #general

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

I recently learned about the death of Robert Neu, who served for many
years as coordinator of the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records
project, which was the first major component of the JewishGen's
collection of Hungarian census records. Even though his health had been
in decline for some time, Robert's enthusiasm and commitment to
Hungarian Jewish family research never waned. Those of you who worked
with him on the 1848 records will recognize that his coordination of
this project was of extraordinary value and will remain a fitting
testament to him. The index of the 1848 census records was one of the
first major additions to JewishGen's Hungarian database and it has helped
hundreds, if not thousands of researchers, trace their Hungarian Jewish families.

You can read his obituary at
https://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Neu

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

A little brat appears publicly "in broad daylight before a crowd of
10,000 goyim," kept them electrified for two solid hours, openly
ridiculed Nikolai, and in order his ministers and nobles Truly the
Napoleon of Lechowitz! In this week's excerpt, Faivel Rivkin hits
Nikolai, >from the Yizkor book of Lyakhavichy, Belarus Nikolai must be
Tsar Nicholas II, no friend of the Jews, who reigned >from 1894 until
he was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the revolution. And the Monopoly
must refer to the monopoly the government imposed on liquor distilling
in 1897 which severely affected Jewish economic activity and was a
reason many emigrated to America. This chapter tells of the chutzpah
of 16-year old Faivel whose impassioned speech led to the sacking of
the state liquor store leaving a mess of crushed shelves and heaps of
little pieces of glass and a lot of very drunk gentiles.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2450793294942811?__tn__==3DK-R

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

A little brat appears publicly "in broad daylight before a crowd of
10,000 goyim," kept them electrified for two solid hours, openly
ridiculed Nikolai, and in order his ministers and nobles Truly the
Napoleon of Lechowitz! In this week's excerpt, Faivel Rivkin hits
Nikolai, >from the Yizkor book of Lyakhavichy, Belarus Nikolai must be
Tsar Nicholas II, no friend of the Jews, who reigned >from 1894 until
he was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the revolution. And the Monopoly
must refer to the monopoly the government imposed on liquor distilling
in 1897 which severely affected Jewish economic activity and was a
reason many emigrated to America. This chapter tells of the chutzpah
of 16-year old Faivel whose impassioned speech led to the sacking of
the state liquor store leaving a mess of crushed shelves and heaps of
little pieces of glass and a lot of very drunk gentiles.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2450793294942811?__tn__==3DK-R

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


INTRO - researching HESS from Bergen, Hesse-Cassel #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I recently joined the group. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. I
consider myself an advanced computer/internet user (I am a millennial
after all). My JGFF Researcher ID number is 579564.
I have been doing genealogy research for about 20 years. However, I am
new to Jewish genealogy research. I only discovered I had a small
amount of Jewish heritage when I did a 23andme DNA test showing 3%
Ashkenazi Jewish admixture.

About 5 years ago I persuaded a great-uncle I had never met to take a
DNA test as well, helping me to narrow down my candidates for my
unknown Jewish ancestor. I have only recently confirmed he was my 3rd
great-grandfather Benjamin HESS, born 19 Nov 1844 in Bergen,
Hesse-Cassel. (This is now Bergen-Enkheim, a suburb of Frankfurt.)

Benjamin HESS immigrated to Leominster, Massachusetts in 1860. At that
time he was 16 years old and the oldest of 12 children. Talk about
running away >from home...! He later married a local non-Jewish woman
named Charlotte Hapgood and I have found no evidence that he was
thereafter a practicing Jew.

According to his 1844 birth record in Bergen, his parents were members
of the Jewish community in Bergen. They were Raphael Joseph HESS II
and Sarchen NEUHOF. I also found their marriage record, showing that
Raphael's father's name was Joseph HESS.

My current research goals are to find out more about this family,
including their descendants who remained in Bergen after Benjamin
emigrated. I would be curious to meet any distant cousins >from this
line.

I have recently requested some records mentioning Raphael HESS II from
the Institut fur Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt and I imagine I will
need some help transcribing/translating them.

Sincerely, Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama amyschiwitz@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching HESS from Bergen, Hesse-Cassel #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I recently joined the group. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. I
consider myself an advanced computer/internet user (I am a millennial
after all). My JGFF Researcher ID number is 579564.
I have been doing genealogy research for about 20 years. However, I am
new to Jewish genealogy research. I only discovered I had a small
amount of Jewish heritage when I did a 23andme DNA test showing 3%
Ashkenazi Jewish admixture.

About 5 years ago I persuaded a great-uncle I had never met to take a
DNA test as well, helping me to narrow down my candidates for my
unknown Jewish ancestor. I have only recently confirmed he was my 3rd
great-grandfather Benjamin HESS, born 19 Nov 1844 in Bergen,
Hesse-Cassel. (This is now Bergen-Enkheim, a suburb of Frankfurt.)

Benjamin HESS immigrated to Leominster, Massachusetts in 1860. At that
time he was 16 years old and the oldest of 12 children. Talk about
running away >from home...! He later married a local non-Jewish woman
named Charlotte Hapgood and I have found no evidence that he was
thereafter a practicing Jew.

According to his 1844 birth record in Bergen, his parents were members
of the Jewish community in Bergen. They were Raphael Joseph HESS II
and Sarchen NEUHOF. I also found their marriage record, showing that
Raphael's father's name was Joseph HESS.

My current research goals are to find out more about this family,
including their descendants who remained in Bergen after Benjamin
emigrated. I would be curious to meet any distant cousins >from this
line.

I have recently requested some records mentioning Raphael HESS II from
the Institut fur Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt and I imagine I will
need some help transcribing/translating them.

Sincerely, Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama amyschiwitz@gmail.com


Re: Univerity Student in Germany in 1830s #germany

Susan Lubow <holijoli@...>
 

Thank you for this information.
Susan Lubow

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:50 PM Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@gmail.com> wrote:
There are catalogues listing doctoral dissertations >from German
universities going quite far back. I think a good university library
will have these books. If your great great uncle received his degree,
he may be listed.

Susan Lubow holijoli@gmail.com wrote:
My 2x great uncle, Samuel SCHWARZ (born in 1812), attended Ludwig
Maximilians Universitat in Munich in the 1830s. I would like to know
what faculty he was in, when and if he graduated, and what kind of
degree he may have received. Can anyone find this information or
point me in the right direction? Thank you.


German SIG #Germany Re: Univerity Student in Germany in 1830s #germany

Susan Lubow <holijoli@...>
 

Thank you for this information.
Susan Lubow

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 12:50 PM Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@gmail.com> wrote:
There are catalogues listing doctoral dissertations >from German
universities going quite far back. I think a good university library
will have these books. If your great great uncle received his degree,
he may be listed.

Susan Lubow holijoli@gmail.com wrote:
My 2x great uncle, Samuel SCHWARZ (born in 1812), attended Ludwig
Maximilians Universitat in Munich in the 1830s. I would like to know
what faculty he was in, when and if he graduated, and what kind of
degree he may have received. Can anyone find this information or
point me in the right direction? Thank you.


Robert Neu 1940-2019 #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

I recently learned about the death of Robert Neu, who served for many =
years as coordinator of the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records =
project, which was the first major component of the JewishGen =
collection of Hungarian census records. Even though his health had been =
in decline for some time, Robert's enthusiasm and commitment to =
Hungarian Jewish family research never waned. Those of you who worked =
with him on the 1848 records will recognize that his coordination of =
this project was of extraordinary value and will remain a fitting =
testament to him. The index of the 1848 census records was one of the =
first major additions to the Hungarian database and it =
has helped hundreds, if not thousands of researchers, trace their =
Hungarian Jewish families.

You can read his obituary at =
https://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Neu

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary Robert Neu 1940-2019 #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

I recently learned about the death of Robert Neu, who served for many =
years as coordinator of the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records =
project, which was the first major component of the JewishGen =
collection of Hungarian census records. Even though his health had been =
in decline for some time, Robert's enthusiasm and commitment to =
Hungarian Jewish family research never waned. Those of you who worked =
with him on the 1848 records will recognize that his coordination of =
this project was of extraordinary value and will remain a fitting =
testament to him. The index of the 1848 census records was one of the =
first major additions to the Hungarian database and it =
has helped hundreds, if not thousands of researchers, trace their =
Hungarian Jewish families.

You can read his obituary at =
https://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Neu

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator


Re: Holocaust.cz temporarily offline #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

Thanks, Randy. For those who don't want to wait until the 25th, note
that most of the same data >from holocaust.cz's database of victims can
also be found at

http://archive.pamatnik-terezin.cz/en/history-collection-research/jmenne-vyhledavace-byvalych-veznu-en?lang=en

It is mainly, or perhaps totally, under the 3rd collection listed on
that page:
"Victims of the Terezin Ghetto and Victims of the Transports >from the
Czech Lands to the Ghettos in Lodz, Minsk and to the Labour Camp Ujazdow"

which redirects to:
http://archive.pamatnik-terezin.cz/vyhledavani/Aghetto/index.php

There are differences between the search rules on the two sites, notably
holocaust.cz returns all matches beginning with the search key (e.g. a
search for "Kohn" also returns "Kohnova" and "Kohner"), while at
pamatnik-terezin.cz you need to search for "Kohn*" to get the same results.

A huge advantage of pamatnik-terezin.cz is that it gives info about
survivors as well as victims. A huge disadvantage is that it does not
give you the document images that are included with many records on
holocaust.cz. Both sites are very useful (when available).

The same data is also searchable at yadvashem.org. The
advantage/disadvantage there is that it is mixed with data >from many
other sources, mainly >from other countries.

It is great that we have such a wealth of resources available online!

Bob Lenk
Fort Collins, CO USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Holocaust.cz temporarily offline #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

Thanks, Randy. For those who don't want to wait until the 25th, note
that most of the same data >from holocaust.cz's database of victims can
also be found at

http://archive.pamatnik-terezin.cz/en/history-collection-research/jmenne-vyhledavace-byvalych-veznu-en?lang=en

It is mainly, or perhaps totally, under the 3rd collection listed on
that page:
"Victims of the Terezin Ghetto and Victims of the Transports >from the
Czech Lands to the Ghettos in Lodz, Minsk and to the Labour Camp Ujazdow"

which redirects to:
http://archive.pamatnik-terezin.cz/vyhledavani/Aghetto/index.php

There are differences between the search rules on the two sites, notably
holocaust.cz returns all matches beginning with the search key (e.g. a
search for "Kohn" also returns "Kohnova" and "Kohner"), while at
pamatnik-terezin.cz you need to search for "Kohn*" to get the same results.

A huge advantage of pamatnik-terezin.cz is that it gives info about
survivors as well as victims. A huge disadvantage is that it does not
give you the document images that are included with many records on
holocaust.cz. Both sites are very useful (when available).

The same data is also searchable at yadvashem.org. The
advantage/disadvantage there is that it is mixed with data >from many
other sources, mainly >from other countries.

It is great that we have such a wealth of resources available online!

Bob Lenk
Fort Collins, CO USA


Leo Baeck Institute NYC fall program includes "The World of Aufbau" on September 10th. #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

I received an Email notice with details of the LBI fall program today.
For more about "The World of Aufbau" see the footnote below and also:
https://tinyurl.com/y3ktv7ya

"Aufbau"a German-language weekly published in New York and circulated
worldwide was an essential platform for the generation of refugees
from Hitler and the displaced people and concentration camp survivors
who arrived in the United States after the war. The publication served
to link thousands of readers looking for friends and loved ones in
every part of the world. In its pages Aufbau focused on concerns that
strongly impacted this community in the aftermath of World War II."

GerSIG volunteers have extracted birth, marriage, death and other data
from personal ads in the Aufbau. These data are searchable via
a link at the GerSIG website:

http://www.calzareth.com/aufbau/search.html

There is also a data file at JewishGen created by Peter Lande:
"More than 33,000 Holocaust survivors, published in the German-language
newspaper Aufbau, New York, 1944-1946." "Aufbau Survivors Lists" at:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/aufbau.htm

Another event in the fall schedule is "Jews on the Upper East Side"
Walking Tour | Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
Details at https://tinyurl.com/y6hnfdqy

John Lowens, Suburban NYC JPL25@cornell.edu

Schrag, Peter, The World of Aufbau: Hitler's Refugees in America,
University of Wisconsin Press, 2019.
Leo Baeck Institute Library, st 12393.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
LBI/CJH/Partner Members, Students, Seniors: $5, General: $10


German SIG #Germany Leo Baeck Institute NYC fall program includes "The World of Aufbau" on September 10th. #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

I received an Email notice with details of the LBI fall program today.
For more about "The World of Aufbau" see the footnote below and also:
https://tinyurl.com/y3ktv7ya

"Aufbau"a German-language weekly published in New York and circulated
worldwide was an essential platform for the generation of refugees
from Hitler and the displaced people and concentration camp survivors
who arrived in the United States after the war. The publication served
to link thousands of readers looking for friends and loved ones in
every part of the world. In its pages Aufbau focused on concerns that
strongly impacted this community in the aftermath of World War II."

GerSIG volunteers have extracted birth, marriage, death and other data
from personal ads in the Aufbau. These data are searchable via
a link at the GerSIG website:

http://www.calzareth.com/aufbau/search.html

There is also a data file at JewishGen created by Peter Lande:
"More than 33,000 Holocaust survivors, published in the German-language
newspaper Aufbau, New York, 1944-1946." "Aufbau Survivors Lists" at:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/aufbau.htm

Another event in the fall schedule is "Jews on the Upper East Side"
Walking Tour | Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
Details at https://tinyurl.com/y6hnfdqy

John Lowens, Suburban NYC JPL25@cornell.edu

Schrag, Peter, The World of Aufbau: Hitler's Refugees in America,
University of Wisconsin Press, 2019.
Leo Baeck Institute Library, st 12393.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
LBI/CJH/Partner Members, Students, Seniors: $5, General: $10


Viewmate Translation Request #germany

Susan Lubow <holijoli@...>
 

I have posted a German death record on Viewmate for which I need a
translation.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74817
I am particularly interested in knowing if there is any information
giving the profession of the decedent, my ancestor, Samuel SCHWARZ or
Duerkheim.

Thank you, Susan Lowy Lubow holijoli@gmail.com

Researching: SCHWARZ >from Floss, Bavaria


German SIG #Germany Viewmate Translation Request #germany

Susan Lubow <holijoli@...>
 

I have posted a German death record on Viewmate for which I need a
translation.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74817
I am particularly interested in knowing if there is any information
giving the profession of the decedent, my ancestor, Samuel SCHWARZ or
Duerkheim.

Thank you, Susan Lowy Lubow holijoli@gmail.com

Researching: SCHWARZ >from Floss, Bavaria


ViewMate translation - Russian from Tyszowce, Poland -PUTER #poland

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text for the
following birth and death records. I would like a translation of all the
genealogically significant information.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74782.
Sina PUTER 1905 birth, Akta 29

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74782.
Sura PUTER 1905 birth, Akta 30

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74784.
Pinkwas PUTER 1907 birth, Akta 47

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74785.
?Unknown PUTER 1909 birth, Akta 49

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74786.
Josef PUTER 1905 death, Akta 39

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.


Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@prodigy.net


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation - Russian from Tyszowce, Poland -PUTER #poland

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text for the
following birth and death records. I would like a translation of all the
genealogically significant information.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74782.
Sina PUTER 1905 birth, Akta 29

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74782.
Sura PUTER 1905 birth, Akta 30

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74784.
Pinkwas PUTER 1907 birth, Akta 47

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74785.
?Unknown PUTER 1909 birth, Akta 49

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74786.
Josef PUTER 1905 death, Akta 39

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.


Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@prodigy.net


Searching for Family in France #france

Rachel Steckler
 

Dear All,

I am extremely grateful to Mr. Pierre Hahn who assisted with locating the
death record of a relative of my mother's who left Lublin,Poland for Paris
with her parents who were tailors, in the year 1928. Her name was Fradla
Rebeka WEKSTEIN and I have a photo of her. She was born September 3,1919 in
Lublin, Poland and died November 3,2014 in Saint Gratien. According to her
death record, her widower is/was Raymond Maurice GETNER. If anyone can
suggest the process for trying to find out if they have any children or if
her husband is still alive, please send information on how to do so. We know
very little about our long-lost family member.

Thank you kindly for any and all assistance,
Rachel Steckler


French SIG #France Searching for Family in France #france

Rachel Steckler
 

Dear All,

I am extremely grateful to Mr. Pierre Hahn who assisted with locating the
death record of a relative of my mother's who left Lublin,Poland for Paris
with her parents who were tailors, in the year 1928. Her name was Fradla
Rebeka WEKSTEIN and I have a photo of her. She was born September 3,1919 in
Lublin, Poland and died November 3,2014 in Saint Gratien. According to her
death record, her widower is/was Raymond Maurice GETNER. If anyone can
suggest the process for trying to find out if they have any children or if
her husband is still alive, please send information on how to do so. We know
very little about our long-lost family member.

Thank you kindly for any and all assistance,
Rachel Steckler

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