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Family histories and repositories #germany

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

I suggest this topic be included in the discussion at the GerSIG lunch
or meeting in Boston.

My own thoughts are that you should (1) spread copies to a variety of
family members, (2) ask local genealogy groups, genealogical libraries
and historical societies (Jewish and nonJewish) where to deposit
copies that relate to their area, and (3) consider the national and
international libraries and genealogical record keeping institutions
wherever descendants ended up.

Names of potential institutions I haven't heard mentioned - that I
know about - include the Allen County Library in Ft. Wayne, IN,
American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, OH, the Newberry Library and
Spertus Institute in Chicago and the Insitute of Southern Jewish Life
(for all the Southern US) in Jackson, MS. I'm sure there are numbers
of other repositories to consider, and I think it would be a worthy
task for JewishGen to consider assembling a (more) comprehensive list
of institutions and what each of them would consider accepting.

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco California airbair@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Family histories and repositories #germany

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

I suggest this topic be included in the discussion at the GerSIG lunch
or meeting in Boston.

My own thoughts are that you should (1) spread copies to a variety of
family members, (2) ask local genealogy groups, genealogical libraries
and historical societies (Jewish and nonJewish) where to deposit
copies that relate to their area, and (3) consider the national and
international libraries and genealogical record keeping institutions
wherever descendants ended up.

Names of potential institutions I haven't heard mentioned - that I
know about - include the Allen County Library in Ft. Wayne, IN,
American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, OH, the Newberry Library and
Spertus Institute in Chicago and the Insitute of Southern Jewish Life
(for all the Southern US) in Jackson, MS. I'm sure there are numbers
of other repositories to consider, and I think it would be a worthy
task for JewishGen to consider assembling a (more) comprehensive list
of institutions and what each of them would consider accepting.

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco California airbair@gmail.com


Searching for Frieda GROBER, Holocaust survivor #germany

Yvonne Stern <yvstern@...>
 

I'm searching for Frieda GROBER, nee BAMBERGER,
born on June 12, 1888, in Stettin and died
August 23, 1988, in New York.
Frieda GROBER was deported >from Berlin to Theresienstadt,
but miraculously survived the Ghetto.

She was 58 when she arrived in the USA, settling in
Manhattan. [New York City] For much of the next 40 years she lived
at the retirement home of Mount Sinai Jewish Center,
in Washington Heights.

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil yvstern@uol.com.br


German SIG #Germany Searching for Frieda GROBER, Holocaust survivor #germany

Yvonne Stern <yvstern@...>
 

I'm searching for Frieda GROBER, nee BAMBERGER,
born on June 12, 1888, in Stettin and died
August 23, 1988, in New York.
Frieda GROBER was deported >from Berlin to Theresienstadt,
but miraculously survived the Ghetto.

She was 58 when she arrived in the USA, settling in
Manhattan. [New York City] For much of the next 40 years she lived
at the retirement home of Mount Sinai Jewish Center,
in Washington Heights.

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil yvstern@uol.com.br


Re: Preserving our research - Tefen Open Museum - Israel #germany

Shay Meyer <smeyer@...>
 

Re: The German-Speaking Jewry Heritage Museum in Israel

The link for the Tefen industrial park and museums is

http://www.omuseums.org.il/default.aspx

from here you need to navigate in several steps.
1. Click on English at the top left corner.
2. Click on "The Open Museums" (blue stripe near the top)
3. Click on "Tefen" (colored tab near bottom left)
4. Click on the picture labelled "The German Museum"

Sorry, but I was not able to come up with a direct link
to the German museum.

Shay Meyer, Rehovoth, Israel smeyer@zahav.net.il

Eva Lawrence in England wrote:
Since this is a German Special Interest site, and members are
scattered around the globe, may I also mention:

The Museum of German Jewry, Tefan Industrial Park, Tefan, Israel

I've promised my Israeli sister to give them any family documents
in German which my British family don't want.

Moderator Note: I do not remember seeing anything about this repository
in the GerSIG Forum before. We would appreciate it if someone with a
good knowledge of this institution would post a message about it. MOD 1


German SIG #Germany Re:Preserving our research - Tefen Open Museum - Israel #germany

Shay Meyer <smeyer@...>
 

Re: The German-Speaking Jewry Heritage Museum in Israel

The link for the Tefen industrial park and museums is

http://www.omuseums.org.il/default.aspx

from here you need to navigate in several steps.
1. Click on English at the top left corner.
2. Click on "The Open Museums" (blue stripe near the top)
3. Click on "Tefen" (colored tab near bottom left)
4. Click on the picture labelled "The German Museum"

Sorry, but I was not able to come up with a direct link
to the German museum.

Shay Meyer, Rehovoth, Israel smeyer@zahav.net.il

Eva Lawrence in England wrote:
Since this is a German Special Interest site, and members are
scattered around the globe, may I also mention:

The Museum of German Jewry, Tefan Industrial Park, Tefan, Israel

I've promised my Israeli sister to give them any family documents
in German which my British family don't want.

Moderator Note: I do not remember seeing anything about this repository
in the GerSIG Forum before. We would appreciate it if someone with a
good knowledge of this institution would post a message about it. MOD 1


Latest from Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project #bessarabia

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Dear Genners,

As Publicity Specialist for Yizkor-Books-in-Print, part of the Yizkor
Books Project of JewishGen, I am pleased to announce that we now have
several new volumes available for you. All are in hard cover and have
a similar format and size (approximately 7" x 10"). All of our books
are available through Amazon and other distributors at discounted prices.

Our latest memorial titles include works about the following towns:
Rozniatow, Ukraine, Ostro Mazowiecka, Poland, Yampol, Ukraine, Polhajce,
Ukraine, Novogrudok, Belarus and a memoir, The Maple Tree Behind the
Barbed Wire - A Story of Survival >from the Czestochowa Ghetto.

These Yizkor books, almost all originally written in Yiddish and Hebrew
by former residents, have been beautifully translated by volunteers. We
are very grateful to all of them for their work, initiated, supervised,
and often prepared by Joel Alpert our amazing Project Coordinator.

Watch for word on the arrival of three other titles: Jaslo, Poland,
Telekhan, Belarus and Ciechanow, Poland all coming shortly.

For further information on all the books published through our project
please go to our web site:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html
where descriptions and cover photos are available.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Publicity Specialist, Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Monroe Township, NJ
sdh2381@comcast.net


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Latest from Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project #bessarabia

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Dear Genners,

As Publicity Specialist for Yizkor-Books-in-Print, part of the Yizkor
Books Project of JewishGen, I am pleased to announce that we now have
several new volumes available for you. All are in hard cover and have
a similar format and size (approximately 7" x 10"). All of our books
are available through Amazon and other distributors at discounted prices.

Our latest memorial titles include works about the following towns:
Rozniatow, Ukraine, Ostro Mazowiecka, Poland, Yampol, Ukraine, Polhajce,
Ukraine, Novogrudok, Belarus and a memoir, The Maple Tree Behind the
Barbed Wire - A Story of Survival >from the Czestochowa Ghetto.

These Yizkor books, almost all originally written in Yiddish and Hebrew
by former residents, have been beautifully translated by volunteers. We
are very grateful to all of them for their work, initiated, supervised,
and often prepared by Joel Alpert our amazing Project Coordinator.

Watch for word on the arrival of three other titles: Jaslo, Poland,
Telekhan, Belarus and Ciechanow, Poland all coming shortly.

For further information on all the books published through our project
please go to our web site:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html
where descriptions and cover photos are available.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Publicity Specialist, Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Monroe Township, NJ
sdh2381@comcast.net


New York Genealogy Class will begin June 1 #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

Sure we have the census >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated -- naturalization, probate, landsmanshaften,
voters registration, newspapers, court cases -- and we will note which
documents will only be found on-site at various archives.We include
suggestions on where to research, where to wander and how to get
there. Students will have the opportunity to select a branch to
research and receive suggestions >from the instructor.

This 4 week Intermediate level genealogy course has 7 text lessons you
can download; there are no specific times for the course; students
interact with the instructor though a 24/7 FORUM, in a query and
answer format. To see a short video on how our courses work, go to
www.jewishgen.org/education and view the video at the very bottom of
the page. Note: these are intermediate genealogy topics and if you
wish to pursue another U.S. city, the instructor will be happy to work
with you.

Requirements: Students must feel comfortable browsing the web and
downloading files, have 5-10 hours available each week and should
select a family where census and vital records are already documented.
Tuition is $100 (there are no waivers for this course); registration
is open; go to www.JewishGen.org/education and click on the enrollment
link. For questions, please email JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens Fla
VP Education, JewishGen


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New York Genealogy Class will begin June 1 #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

Sure we have the census >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated -- naturalization, probate, landsmanshaften,
voters registration, newspapers, court cases -- and we will note which
documents will only be found on-site at various archives.We include
suggestions on where to research, where to wander and how to get
there. Students will have the opportunity to select a branch to
research and receive suggestions >from the instructor.

This 4 week Intermediate level genealogy course has 7 text lessons you
can download; there are no specific times for the course; students
interact with the instructor though a 24/7 FORUM, in a query and
answer format. To see a short video on how our courses work, go to
www.jewishgen.org/education and view the video at the very bottom of
the page. Note: these are intermediate genealogy topics and if you
wish to pursue another U.S. city, the instructor will be happy to work
with you.

Requirements: Students must feel comfortable browsing the web and
downloading files, have 5-10 hours available each week and should
select a family where census and vital records are already documented.
Tuition is $100 (there are no waivers for this course); registration
is open; go to www.JewishGen.org/education and click on the enrollment
link. For questions, please email JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens Fla
VP Education, JewishGen


Re: Russian town names in US Draft Registration - Puizinir and Teltzi #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Sally,

A quick look at the EIDB through www.stevemorse.org for the name POMERANTZ
from towns starting with "P" finds several candidates for "Puizinir," i.e.
Prusany, Pruzany, Pruzana, Plotenza.

You can try the same method for towns starting with "T."

Did either of these people naturalize? Did either marry in the U.S.? Those
vital records should also list town of birth. Birth certs of any of their
children born in the U.S. may also list their town of birth. If either was
born 1870 or later & was living in the mid-1930's than their original Social
Security application (SS5) should list town of birth. Did they belong to a
landsmanshaftn (burial society)?

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Sally Bruckheimer wrote:
I've posted a World War I Draft Registration for which I need an
interpretation of the names of two Russian towns. It is on ViewMate at
the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27360

The first one looks like 'Puizinir' to me which doesn't produce any
result on Jewishgen Communities Database. The second looks to me like
'Teltzi' which at least brings up a couple candidate location.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian town names in US Draft Registration - Puizinir and Teltzi #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Sally,

A quick look at the EIDB through www.stevemorse.org for the name POMERANTZ
from towns starting with "P" finds several candidates for "Puizinir," i.e.
Prusany, Pruzany, Pruzana, Plotenza.

You can try the same method for towns starting with "T."

Did either of these people naturalize? Did either marry in the U.S.? Those
vital records should also list town of birth. Birth certs of any of their
children born in the U.S. may also list their town of birth. If either was
born 1870 or later & was living in the mid-1930's than their original Social
Security application (SS5) should list town of birth. Did they belong to a
landsmanshaftn (burial society)?

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Sally Bruckheimer wrote:
I've posted a World War I Draft Registration for which I need an
interpretation of the names of two Russian towns. It is on ViewMate at
the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27360

The first one looks like 'Puizinir' to me which doesn't produce any
result on Jewishgen Communities Database. The second looks to me like
'Teltzi' which at least brings up a couple candidate location.


Re: NYC Municipal Archives - favor needed #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Steve asked:
"Looking for someone willing to take a few minutes on their next trip to the
NYC Municipal Archives to look up a marriage record for me and copy the
information. I have the entry >from the Italiangen index with the certificate
# etc. "

You can obtain a scan of the certificate at no charge by writing to:
Photoduplication@familysearch.org

Be sure to include the person's name, date of event, certificate number, the
boro & film number.

It will take several weeks to receive the scan in your e-mail.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: Before sending any request to the FamilySearch.org
Photoduplication Department, it's a good idea to read their guidelines at:
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Municipal Archives - favor needed #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Steve asked:
"Looking for someone willing to take a few minutes on their next trip to the
NYC Municipal Archives to look up a marriage record for me and copy the
information. I have the entry >from the Italiangen index with the certificate
# etc. "

You can obtain a scan of the certificate at no charge by writing to:
Photoduplication@familysearch.org

Be sure to include the person's name, date of event, certificate number, the
boro & film number.

It will take several weeks to receive the scan in your e-mail.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: Before sending any request to the FamilySearch.org
Photoduplication Department, it's a good idea to read their guidelines at:
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services


Hiding Sosia FLINTENSTEIN #general

larry warwaruk <rlwarwaruk@...>
 

Dear Everyone,

I am a Canadian writer descended >from Ukrainians emigrating in 1903 >from
the Village of Vovkhivsti, 12 km >from Borschiv. I have been to Vovkhivsti
in Ukraine four times since 2007.

During WW2, my relative, Myhailo Warwaruk, was village head under both
Soviet and Nazi rule. His wife and mother were good friends of a Jewish
woman, Sosia FLINTENSTEIN. During the three years of Nazi rule they managed
to successfully hide Sosia and her son for eighteen months in an abandoned
tunnel formerly used for the storage of kerosene. Between January and April
of 1944, the fifteen Jewish families who lived in Vovkhivsti were rounded
up and taken to the Borschiv Ghetto where they were subsequently shot and
buried along with two thousand others in a mass grave on the outskirts of
Borschiv.

The Ukrainian militia didn't find Sosia and her son. They survived. Sosia
got work in Borschiv after the War, and later moved to Lviv where she lived
out her life. The last that I heard, her son is still living, but in very
poor health.

My relative, Myhailo Warwaruk, was apprehended by local insurgents (UPA) in
the late summer of 1945 and executed (apparently) by being dragged behind
a horse.

If anyone has any information at all about any of this, I would greatly
appreciate hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Larry Warwaruk
rlwarwaruk@live.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hiding Sosia FLINTENSTEIN #general

larry warwaruk <rlwarwaruk@...>
 

Dear Everyone,

I am a Canadian writer descended >from Ukrainians emigrating in 1903 >from
the Village of Vovkhivsti, 12 km >from Borschiv. I have been to Vovkhivsti
in Ukraine four times since 2007.

During WW2, my relative, Myhailo Warwaruk, was village head under both
Soviet and Nazi rule. His wife and mother were good friends of a Jewish
woman, Sosia FLINTENSTEIN. During the three years of Nazi rule they managed
to successfully hide Sosia and her son for eighteen months in an abandoned
tunnel formerly used for the storage of kerosene. Between January and April
of 1944, the fifteen Jewish families who lived in Vovkhivsti were rounded
up and taken to the Borschiv Ghetto where they were subsequently shot and
buried along with two thousand others in a mass grave on the outskirts of
Borschiv.

The Ukrainian militia didn't find Sosia and her son. They survived. Sosia
got work in Borschiv after the War, and later moved to Lviv where she lived
out her life. The last that I heard, her son is still living, but in very
poor health.

My relative, Myhailo Warwaruk, was apprehended by local insurgents (UPA) in
the late summer of 1945 and executed (apparently) by being dragged behind
a horse.

If anyone has any information at all about any of this, I would greatly
appreciate hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Larry Warwaruk
rlwarwaruk@live.ca


Re: Ukraine or Galicia? #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Bette Stoop Mas wrote:
. . . Khmilnyk, Ukraine (coordinates 4933/2758) was in Podolia province of the
Russian Empire before WWI. The Yiddish name was Chmelnik. It was in the
Soviet Union and then Ukraine after WWI and was never in Poland.
Town was in Poland prior to Russian Empire and USSR and Ukraine.

Chmielnik was established as town in 1448 when Polish King Kazimierz
Jagiellonczyk has granted Magdeburg Rights to this shtetl.

It became a Russian Empire property following the partitions of Poland
during the period of 1772-1795.

Circa 1870 town had 7,787 residents, including 3,500 Jewish souls.

BTW, all Ukrainian/Russian shtetls were established by Polish magnates
in 15th through 17th centuries in order to develop huge territories of
the agricurtual lands to feed Western European countries after the
Black Death pandemic.

Bohdan Chmielnicki family, the butcher of Jewish people in mid 17th
century has originated >from Chmielnik.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ukraine or Galicia? #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Bette Stoop Mas wrote:
. . . Khmilnyk, Ukraine (coordinates 4933/2758) was in Podolia province of the
Russian Empire before WWI. The Yiddish name was Chmelnik. It was in the
Soviet Union and then Ukraine after WWI and was never in Poland.
Town was in Poland prior to Russian Empire and USSR and Ukraine.

Chmielnik was established as town in 1448 when Polish King Kazimierz
Jagiellonczyk has granted Magdeburg Rights to this shtetl.

It became a Russian Empire property following the partitions of Poland
during the period of 1772-1795.

Circa 1870 town had 7,787 residents, including 3,500 Jewish souls.

BTW, all Ukrainian/Russian shtetls were established by Polish magnates
in 15th through 17th centuries in order to develop huge territories of
the agricurtual lands to feed Western European countries after the
Black Death pandemic.

Bohdan Chmielnicki family, the butcher of Jewish people in mid 17th
century has originated >from Chmielnik.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


SAKS - Leeds, England #general

Samuel Gelfand
 

Hello Genners,
Although further information is not essential to my research the
following brickwall keeps popping up I my mind like a burr under my
saddle. Can anyone suggest other information sources, such as those
that might exist >from inside the Jewish community, for example - The
information provided below is either >from Jewish Gen or the full
Antwerp Police file.

Chaim Mordko (Hyman) SAKS (ZAK), born Ponidel Lithuania and his wife,
Dora (SAPOUGA) SAKS born Pasvalys emigrated to Leeds shortly after the
death of their first child in March 1905 at the age of 7 months. By
trade he was a joiner (cabinet maker).

A son, Jacob, was born in 1906 and a daughter Mary in 1908. Neither
birth is registered. There is a Jacob Saks, born about the same time in
Leeds whose birth is registered - not my family.

Mary died, most likely between 1910-1915 in Antwerp.
In an affidavid in May 1926, witnessed and stamped on behalf of the
Jewish community of Jaffa & Tel-Aviv, Chaim gave permission for his
son to change his nationality >from Russian to British.

It's unclear to me why that was necessary since he was born in Gt. Britain
Eventuality he rejoined his mother and several of his siblings in
Antwerp ,working as a diamond polisher.

His British citizenship did not save him >from being murdered during the Holocast.

Any ideas ?

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SAKS - Leeds, England #general

Samuel Gelfand
 

Hello Genners,
Although further information is not essential to my research the
following brickwall keeps popping up I my mind like a burr under my
saddle. Can anyone suggest other information sources, such as those
that might exist >from inside the Jewish community, for example - The
information provided below is either >from Jewish Gen or the full
Antwerp Police file.

Chaim Mordko (Hyman) SAKS (ZAK), born Ponidel Lithuania and his wife,
Dora (SAPOUGA) SAKS born Pasvalys emigrated to Leeds shortly after the
death of their first child in March 1905 at the age of 7 months. By
trade he was a joiner (cabinet maker).

A son, Jacob, was born in 1906 and a daughter Mary in 1908. Neither
birth is registered. There is a Jacob Saks, born about the same time in
Leeds whose birth is registered - not my family.

Mary died, most likely between 1910-1915 in Antwerp.
In an affidavid in May 1926, witnessed and stamped on behalf of the
Jewish community of Jaffa & Tel-Aviv, Chaim gave permission for his
son to change his nationality >from Russian to British.

It's unclear to me why that was necessary since he was born in Gt. Britain
Eventuality he rejoined his mother and several of his siblings in
Antwerp ,working as a diamond polisher.

His British citizenship did not save him >from being murdered during the Holocast.

Any ideas ?

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY

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