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Obituary Look-up - Cleveland, OH death #general

natrab@...
 

I'd greatly appreciate the look-up of an Obituary, for the following:

HELLER, William M Mr. Cleveland, OH Died: 4/5/1973 Age: 73
Please check up to 7-10 days later.

Thanks,
Rachel Heller Bernstein
Yerushalayim
email: natrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obituary Look-up - Cleveland, OH death #general

natrab@...
 

I'd greatly appreciate the look-up of an Obituary, for the following:

HELLER, William M Mr. Cleveland, OH Died: 4/5/1973 Age: 73
Please check up to 7-10 days later.

Thanks,
Rachel Heller Bernstein
Yerushalayim
email: natrab@...


Photograph of grave in Warsaw? #warsaw #poland

Mikael Kanski
 

Dear all,

Is there any genner living in Warsaw who could do me a big favour? I
would like a close-up photo of this grave in Warsaw Jewish cemetery in
order to be able to read what it says:

http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl/id_47887/info/back_1:0/_Sabina_Sztabholz.html

Information about where to find the grave is stated in the link above.


Best regards,
Mikael KANSKI
Malmo Sweden


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Photograph of grave in Warsaw? #warsaw #poland

Mikael Kanski
 

Dear all,

Is there any genner living in Warsaw who could do me a big favour? I
would like a close-up photo of this grave in Warsaw Jewish cemetery in
order to be able to read what it says:

http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl/id_47887/info/back_1:0/_Sabina_Sztabholz.html

Information about where to find the grave is stated in the link above.


Best regards,
Mikael KANSKI
Malmo Sweden


Looking for Montague (Monty) COHEN #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I am looking for Montague (Monty) COHEN.

Monty, who would now be in his 80s, was born 6th Sept.1927 at Berkeley
Street, Cheetham, Manchester, England. He was the son of Abraham COHEN and
Lilly ROSENFIELD. He had two siblings Anita and Frank. He was briefly married
to Doreen BAKER who died in 1950.

Many thanks and appreciation,

Howard Coupland
Leeds, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Montague (Monty) COHEN #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I am looking for Montague (Monty) COHEN.

Monty, who would now be in his 80s, was born 6th Sept.1927 at Berkeley
Street, Cheetham, Manchester, England. He was the son of Abraham COHEN and
Lilly ROSENFIELD. He had two siblings Anita and Frank. He was briefly married
to Doreen BAKER who died in 1950.

Many thanks and appreciation,

Howard Coupland
Leeds, England


Odp: jri-pl digest: July 11, 2013 #poland

Hanna Mankowska-Pliszka <hannahmiriam@...>
 

Original Message:

Subject: translation of mysterious Polish words needed
From: RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:56:32 +0000 (UTC)

I'm working on indexing some vital records in Polish. In a cell
reserved for parents' surnames and given names I see the words
"Ciz sami." Does this mean "nothing" i.e., "no names known or given?"

Please advise.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, California

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ciz sami - means that it is a person mentioned earlier in document
(the same persons)

Hanna Mankowska - Pliszka
Siedlce, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Odp: jri-pl digest: July 11, 2013 #poland

Hanna Mankowska-Pliszka <hannahmiriam@...>
 

Original Message:

Subject: translation of mysterious Polish words needed
From: RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:56:32 +0000 (UTC)

I'm working on indexing some vital records in Polish. In a cell
reserved for parents' surnames and given names I see the words
"Ciz sami." Does this mean "nothing" i.e., "no names known or given?"

Please advise.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, California

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ciz sami - means that it is a person mentioned earlier in document
(the same persons)

Hanna Mankowska - Pliszka
Siedlce, Poland


Need written pronunciation, 2 Polish names #poland

mike jackoboice <mikejackoboice@...>
 

Need pronunciation of Polish names "Jozef" and "Jan." And if anyone would
like to try, the pronunciation of surname "Jakobowicz."

Thank you!

Mike Jackoboice

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In Poland the letter "J" is pronounced like a "Y".
Please send additional replies privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Need written pronunciation, 2 Polish names #poland

mike jackoboice <mikejackoboice@...>
 

Need pronunciation of Polish names "Jozef" and "Jan." And if anyone would
like to try, the pronunciation of surname "Jakobowicz."

Thank you!

Mike Jackoboice

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In Poland the letter "J" is pronounced like a "Y".
Please send additional replies privately.


Re: HARRIS and SROKER/SOROKY/SEROKA/SOROCKY/ZURACI #poland

Sue Clamp <clamp@...>
 

There is, of course, a town called Serock, a bit to the north of Warsaw.
However, I suppose it doesn't necessarily follow that they were living
there when they adopted that surname.

Sue Clamp
UK

On 14/07/2013 13:38, jeremy frankel wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear Sue,

As you rightly assumed, the country the family was >from was more than
likely to be Poland. To find out if that place is still in Poland, I
suggest you check out the JRI-Poland database for likely-sounding names
and see if there is a preponderance of where those names fall - is there
one particular town many of the hits seem to be directing you to.

Also check the JewishGen archived messages, both the regular JG messages
and the SIG archived messages. Furthermore you can check the family
trees people have posted to see if there are names which are the same or
look very similar.

Good luck.

Jeremy


JRI Poland #Poland Re: HARRIS and SROKER/SOROKY/SEROKA/SOROCKY/ZURACI #poland

Sue Clamp <clamp@...>
 

There is, of course, a town called Serock, a bit to the north of Warsaw.
However, I suppose it doesn't necessarily follow that they were living
there when they adopted that surname.

Sue Clamp
UK

On 14/07/2013 13:38, jeremy frankel wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear Sue,

As you rightly assumed, the country the family was >from was more than
likely to be Poland. To find out if that place is still in Poland, I
suggest you check out the JRI-Poland database for likely-sounding names
and see if there is a preponderance of where those names fall - is there
one particular town many of the hits seem to be directing you to.

Also check the JewishGen archived messages, both the regular JG messages
and the SIG archived messages. Furthermore you can check the family
trees people have posted to see if there are names which are the same or
look very similar.

Good luck.

Jeremy


Search in Lodz Ghetto database no longer available ? #poland #lodz

Orit Lavi
 

Dear Friends

Until recently, it was possible to search the Lodz Ghetto database
directly, via a search window under
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/LodzGhetto.html

This option was extremely useful, and I spent long hours searching for
people I was interested in, according to various search criteria;
Global Search was the most important feature.

This morning I have found out that the above search option is not
available. I do hope it is a temporary problem, as I can't imagine why
someone would decide to cancel such an important feature.

I am aware that those of us contributing to JewishGen, can still make
similar searches - but in a much more cumbersome manner.

Could someone please elaborate this issue?

Many thanks,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you try now to search the Lodz Ghetto Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/LodzGhetto.html you will find
that you can once again do so. However, in general, individual component
databases must be searched as part of the larger JewishGen databases
of which they are a part.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Search in Lodz Ghetto database no longer available ? #lodz #poland

Orit Lavi
 

Dear Friends

Until recently, it was possible to search the Lodz Ghetto database
directly, via a search window under
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/LodzGhetto.html

This option was extremely useful, and I spent long hours searching for
people I was interested in, according to various search criteria;
Global Search was the most important feature.

This morning I have found out that the above search option is not
available. I do hope it is a temporary problem, as I can't imagine why
someone would decide to cancel such an important feature.

I am aware that those of us contributing to JewishGen, can still make
similar searches - but in a much more cumbersome manner.

Could someone please elaborate this issue?

Many thanks,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you try now to search the Lodz Ghetto Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/LodzGhetto.html you will find
that you can once again do so. However, in general, individual component
databases must be searched as part of the larger JewishGen databases
of which they are a part.


Photographing Czech Jewish monuments for Wikimedia projects #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

See the May 24 announcement at
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/05/24/photographing-czech-jewish-monuments/

The Jewish Monuments grant project aims to gather freely licensed photos
of all existing Czech Jewish monuments, with particular focus on
synagogues and cemeteries, whether those are still in religious use or
are used for different purposes. The grant is part of Wikimedia Czech
Republic's Mediagrant project. It was launched in August 2011 and was
inspired by projects documenting Czech municipalities, protected Natural
Areas and Memorable Trees throughout the Czech Republic.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Photographing Czech Jewish monuments for Wikimedia projects #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

See the May 24 announcement at
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/05/24/photographing-czech-jewish-monuments/

The Jewish Monuments grant project aims to gather freely licensed photos
of all existing Czech Jewish monuments, with particular focus on
synagogues and cemeteries, whether those are still in religious use or
are used for different purposes. The grant is part of Wikimedia Czech
Republic's Mediagrant project. It was launched in August 2011 and was
inspired by projects documenting Czech municipalities, protected Natural
Areas and Memorable Trees throughout the Czech Republic.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


[Austria] Recently Found Ancient Jewish Gravestones Buried by Remaining Jews in Vienna in 1943; European Union Proposed Regulation #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Tombstones at a small Jewish Cemetery in Vienna have been recently
unearthed, including some dating back to the 16th century. Senior Jewish
community official Raimund Fastenbauer says the gravestones were buried by
the few Jews remaining in Vienna in 1943 to hide them >from the Nazis and
were recently found during renovation of the small cemetery where they
originally stood. Vienna city officials they expect excavations to yield up
to 800 headstones.

The headstones were originally in Vienna's oldest Jewish cemetery. In 1943
the Nazi overlords gave the order to destroy the Jewish cemetery, demanding
it be leveled and the tombstones attesting to centuries of Jewish existence
there be destroyed. The cemetery dates back to the 16th century and had
about 900 tombstones until 1938, when the Nazis came to power.

More than 185,000 Jews lived in Vienna before Hitler's Germany annexed
Austria in 1938. Of the more than 65,000 deported to Nazi death camps, only
about 2,000 survived. Today Austria has about 15,000 Jews living there.

To read the story go to: http://tinyurl.com/qbujyoy

Original url:
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-jewish-tombstones-found-vienna-110753750.html;
_ylt=A2KJ2PaqseFRc34AN3TQtDMD

There are several photos that accompany the story.

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press and Jewish Genner for sharing
the story with us.

On another issue of interest, The genealogical community is facing threats
to access of records we know are critical to our genealogy and all of us
should be knowledgeable and active in preserving our access. One of the
issues that is of great concern and affects most of us with European roots
is the pending European Union General Data Protection Regulation. If
adopted, it will affect records access >from EU countries including
historical records. The majority of us have roots in one of the 27 EU
countries -including Austria. Therefore, it should be of utmost interest to
us in genealogy, if it is adopted as currently proposed, which includes
historic as well as future access to personally identifiable records. That
includes the core of genealogists' documents-vital records and more. If you
rely on records >from any of the 27 countries and many of the SIGS' record
collections could be affected-you should be following this. The final rule
is expected soon.

The European Union type of information are the types of information that are
purpose of the IAJGS Records Access Alert. IAJGS may be able to promote
advocacy which would be included in the posting on the alert where advocacy
is not permitted on the listserves hosted by JewishGen such as the
Austria-Czech SIG. Therefore, you are invited to subscribe to the IAJGS
Records Access Alert-its free. To read more about the European Union you can
access the Alerts archives, but you are required to be a Registered Alerts
subscriber.

To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and
JGS/JHS/SIG/Jewish Gen affiliation You will receive an email response that
you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. If you want
full details of the postings please go to the Records Access Alert and
access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech [Austria] Recently Found Ancient Jewish Gravestones Buried by Remaining Jews in Vienna in 1943; European Union Proposed Regulation #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Tombstones at a small Jewish Cemetery in Vienna have been recently
unearthed, including some dating back to the 16th century. Senior Jewish
community official Raimund Fastenbauer says the gravestones were buried by
the few Jews remaining in Vienna in 1943 to hide them >from the Nazis and
were recently found during renovation of the small cemetery where they
originally stood. Vienna city officials they expect excavations to yield up
to 800 headstones.

The headstones were originally in Vienna's oldest Jewish cemetery. In 1943
the Nazi overlords gave the order to destroy the Jewish cemetery, demanding
it be leveled and the tombstones attesting to centuries of Jewish existence
there be destroyed. The cemetery dates back to the 16th century and had
about 900 tombstones until 1938, when the Nazis came to power.

More than 185,000 Jews lived in Vienna before Hitler's Germany annexed
Austria in 1938. Of the more than 65,000 deported to Nazi death camps, only
about 2,000 survived. Today Austria has about 15,000 Jews living there.

To read the story go to: http://tinyurl.com/qbujyoy

Original url:
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-jewish-tombstones-found-vienna-110753750.html;
_ylt=A2KJ2PaqseFRc34AN3TQtDMD

There are several photos that accompany the story.

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press and Jewish Genner for sharing
the story with us.

On another issue of interest, The genealogical community is facing threats
to access of records we know are critical to our genealogy and all of us
should be knowledgeable and active in preserving our access. One of the
issues that is of great concern and affects most of us with European roots
is the pending European Union General Data Protection Regulation. If
adopted, it will affect records access >from EU countries including
historical records. The majority of us have roots in one of the 27 EU
countries -including Austria. Therefore, it should be of utmost interest to
us in genealogy, if it is adopted as currently proposed, which includes
historic as well as future access to personally identifiable records. That
includes the core of genealogists' documents-vital records and more. If you
rely on records >from any of the 27 countries and many of the SIGS' record
collections could be affected-you should be following this. The final rule
is expected soon.

The European Union type of information are the types of information that are
purpose of the IAJGS Records Access Alert. IAJGS may be able to promote
advocacy which would be included in the posting on the alert where advocacy
is not permitted on the listserves hosted by JewishGen such as the
Austria-Czech SIG. Therefore, you are invited to subscribe to the IAJGS
Records Access Alert-its free. To read more about the European Union you can
access the Alerts archives, but you are required to be a Registered Alerts
subscriber.

To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and
JGS/JHS/SIG/Jewish Gen affiliation You will receive an email response that
you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. If you want
full details of the postings please go to the Records Access Alert and
access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


relative killed in Holocaust buried in Vienna Jewish Cemetery #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

I recently found through ancestry.com research that a relative, Michael
ORLOW, who was killed in the Shoah was buried in a Vienna cemetery. We
had no relatives in Austria and neither did he. He was divorced >from my
mother's aunt, and she would not have had the money to have him buried
even if they were still together, and she lived in Germany.
According to Yad Vashem he died at Buchenwald.

I was told a story by someone and I'd like to know if anyone has heard
about this before, or if this person was not remembering her history
correctly. I could not find anything about this online.

"Some people killed in the camps would be released to be buried in
cemeteries. It turns out that many people who lived near Buchenwald were
forced to work at the camp. These workers were almost like slaves, but
they could go home at night. They would meet prisoners especially those
who worked where they worked, say the laundry, kitchen, etc. They would
become friends with some people, perhaps special close friends. If a
friend was killed they would often tell whoever that so and so was a
relative of mine and I would like to have him buried with dignity and
they would release the body. One reason they would do so is to show that
the Nazis were not such bad people. But at least they did allow a very
few to be buried with dignity. "

I looked up the cemetery where he is buried online. The Wiener
Zentralfriedhof (which means Vienna Central Cemetery) is quite large. I
wrote and asked if there is a way to find out how Michael ORLOW happened
to be buried there and if there is a way to know who had him buried
there. I have not heard back >from the cemetery. Also, I was told that
Buchenwald was not far >from Vienna, but the granddaughter of the man who
is buried there told me its very far.

We'd love to be able to find out how Michael ORLOW came to be buried in
Vienna's Jewish cemetery. My great-grandfather was a violinist with the
philharmonic - i assume that was in Austria. A little background on
Michael: He was borne born in Cherson or Kherson, Russia and lived in
Markt Berolzheim when he was married. When he and his wife divorced he
lived in Austria. He was a merchant while in Germany. He was a great
musician and played with the Vienna Philharmonic. His
great-granddaughter wondered if he was given special treatment in
Buchenwald or maybe moved >from Buchenwald because of his musical
ability. but I did find records that he was killed at Buchenwald. JOBWR
gives the correct birthdate for a Michael ORLOW buried at the cemetery
in Vienna. ??
Thanking anyone in advance who can shed light on this for his
great-granddaughter.

Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida


German SIG #Germany relative killed in Holocaust buried in Vienna Jewish Cemetery #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

I recently found through ancestry.com research that a relative, Michael
ORLOW, who was killed in the Shoah was buried in a Vienna cemetery. We
had no relatives in Austria and neither did he. He was divorced >from my
mother's aunt, and she would not have had the money to have him buried
even if they were still together, and she lived in Germany.
According to Yad Vashem he died at Buchenwald.

I was told a story by someone and I'd like to know if anyone has heard
about this before, or if this person was not remembering her history
correctly. I could not find anything about this online.

"Some people killed in the camps would be released to be buried in
cemeteries. It turns out that many people who lived near Buchenwald were
forced to work at the camp. These workers were almost like slaves, but
they could go home at night. They would meet prisoners especially those
who worked where they worked, say the laundry, kitchen, etc. They would
become friends with some people, perhaps special close friends. If a
friend was killed they would often tell whoever that so and so was a
relative of mine and I would like to have him buried with dignity and
they would release the body. One reason they would do so is to show that
the Nazis were not such bad people. But at least they did allow a very
few to be buried with dignity. "

I looked up the cemetery where he is buried online. The Wiener
Zentralfriedhof (which means Vienna Central Cemetery) is quite large. I
wrote and asked if there is a way to find out how Michael ORLOW happened
to be buried there and if there is a way to know who had him buried
there. I have not heard back >from the cemetery. Also, I was told that
Buchenwald was not far >from Vienna, but the granddaughter of the man who
is buried there told me its very far.

We'd love to be able to find out how Michael ORLOW came to be buried in
Vienna's Jewish cemetery. My great-grandfather was a violinist with the
philharmonic - i assume that was in Austria. A little background on
Michael: He was borne born in Cherson or Kherson, Russia and lived in
Markt Berolzheim when he was married. When he and his wife divorced he
lived in Austria. He was a merchant while in Germany. He was a great
musician and played with the Vienna Philharmonic. His
great-granddaughter wondered if he was given special treatment in
Buchenwald or maybe moved >from Buchenwald because of his musical
ability. but I did find records that he was killed at Buchenwald. JOBWR
gives the correct birthdate for a Michael ORLOW buried at the cemetery
in Vienna. ??
Thanking anyone in advance who can shed light on this for his
great-granddaughter.

Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida

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