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Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War #general

Saul Issroff
 

Martin Sugarman ( Hon. archivist of AJEX) has authored:
Under the Heel of Bushido. Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the
Japanese in the Second World War

He details the story of the ordeal of Jewish POWs of the Japanese,
there is a Record of Honour of Jewish POWs and first-hand accounts
and original photographs, not previously published. The book contains
dozens of accounts of the experiences of Jewish prisoners of war and
internees >from Commonwealth and Dutch forces during the Second World
War.

The book is a tribute to the Jewish prisoners, whose experiences have
been virtually ignored until now. Veterans interviewed by the author
gave painful testimonies which are only a small number of the total
Jewish involvement, as many of the 550 or so Jewish prisoners of war
who survived their ordeal passed away before they could tell their
stories.

There was a particular Jewish participation and encounter with the
Japanese, and this book deserves to be widely read.

Vallentine Mitchell is the publisher, (toby.harris@vmbooks.com)
February 2014 692 pages 80 b/w illus
isbn 78 0 85303 877

Saul Issroff

I have no commercial interest in this book.

MODERATOR NOTE: This a One-Time Commercial mention of the book


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War #general

Saul Issroff
 

Martin Sugarman ( Hon. archivist of AJEX) has authored:
Under the Heel of Bushido. Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the
Japanese in the Second World War

He details the story of the ordeal of Jewish POWs of the Japanese,
there is a Record of Honour of Jewish POWs and first-hand accounts
and original photographs, not previously published. The book contains
dozens of accounts of the experiences of Jewish prisoners of war and
internees >from Commonwealth and Dutch forces during the Second World
War.

The book is a tribute to the Jewish prisoners, whose experiences have
been virtually ignored until now. Veterans interviewed by the author
gave painful testimonies which are only a small number of the total
Jewish involvement, as many of the 550 or so Jewish prisoners of war
who survived their ordeal passed away before they could tell their
stories.

There was a particular Jewish participation and encounter with the
Japanese, and this book deserves to be widely read.

Vallentine Mitchell is the publisher, (toby.harris@vmbooks.com)
February 2014 692 pages 80 b/w illus
isbn 78 0 85303 877

Saul Issroff

I have no commercial interest in this book.

MODERATOR NOTE: This a One-Time Commercial mention of the book


Schenker family - Borough Park, Brooklyn NY #general

,
 

Hi Genners,
I am trying to locate the family of Bessie (Lehman) Schenker who lived
in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn according to the 1940 census.
Her husband was Joseph Schenker. Her sons were Norman and Leonard.
Both sons were born in the 1920's. Bessie's sister was Ida (Lehman)
Hershhorn. Ida was married to my uncle Harry Hershhorn. I am hoping
the Schenker family might know where Ida is interred and how I can
contact Harry and Ida's daughter Sandra and/or her family.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Carol Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Schenker family - Borough Park, Brooklyn NY #general

,
 

Hi Genners,
I am trying to locate the family of Bessie (Lehman) Schenker who lived
in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn according to the 1940 census.
Her husband was Joseph Schenker. Her sons were Norman and Leonard.
Both sons were born in the 1920's. Bessie's sister was Ida (Lehman)
Hershhorn. Ida was married to my uncle Harry Hershhorn. I am hoping
the Schenker family might know where Ida is interred and how I can
contact Harry and Ida's daughter Sandra and/or her family.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Carol Cohen


Re: Lenitz Russia or Tatiev Russia?? #general

Susan Steeble
 

Mark Fisher wrote:

"I am trying to find out where in Russia Lenitz or Tatiev would be??"

Lenitz is probably Linitz, which is known as Ilintsi in Ukrainian. It
is 108 miles south-southwest of Kiev. The JewishGen KehilaLink is:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Illintsi/.

Tatiev is a town 72 miles southwest of Kiev and is better known as
Tetiev. It has a KehilaLinks page at:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD

Researching: FREEDHAND/FRIEDHAND/FRIEDGANT (Bershad, Ukraine > NY and
CT, Romania, France); KESSELMAN (Chorna/Krasni Okny, Ukraine > NY);
KAHAN (Grodno [now Belarus] > NY); STUCHINSKY (Yurburg and Taurage
[now Lithuania]); SLUTSKY/SLOTE (Kiev, Ukraine > NY); BODNAR
(Mihaileni, Romania > Israel); GELBER and SCHECHTER (Bucecea, Tirgu
Neamt, and Iasi, Romania > Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lenitz Russia or Tatiev Russia?? #general

Susan Steeble
 

Mark Fisher wrote:

"I am trying to find out where in Russia Lenitz or Tatiev would be??"

Lenitz is probably Linitz, which is known as Ilintsi in Ukrainian. It
is 108 miles south-southwest of Kiev. The JewishGen KehilaLink is:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Illintsi/.

Tatiev is a town 72 miles southwest of Kiev and is better known as
Tetiev. It has a KehilaLinks page at:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD

Researching: FREEDHAND/FRIEDHAND/FRIEDGANT (Bershad, Ukraine > NY and
CT, Romania, France); KESSELMAN (Chorna/Krasni Okny, Ukraine > NY);
KAHAN (Grodno [now Belarus] > NY); STUCHINSKY (Yurburg and Taurage
[now Lithuania]); SLUTSKY/SLOTE (Kiev, Ukraine > NY); BODNAR
(Mihaileni, Romania > Israel); GELBER and SCHECHTER (Bucecea, Tirgu
Neamt, and Iasi, Romania > Israel


M Rabinowitz in Boston, 1904 #general

Rachel S Goodman
 

Dear Friends,
I have found my grandfather Dumblonsky's Ship's Manifest, arriving in
Ellis Island in November of 1904. Since his name was spelled
incorrectly on the manifest, I was having difficulty finding it
before. I found the manifest by putting in the town where he was from
(Eishyshok) in Steve Morse's One-Step and going to the correct first
letter of his last name. That was a breakthrough.

But even more interesting, was the name of the person he listed that
he was going to. This name was of an uncle named "M Rabinowitz" who
lived on 9 Baldwin Place in Boston, in 1904. Rabinowitz may be the
missing maiden name of my great-grandmother who was one of 12 people
to die in a fire in Eishyshok in 1895. Her maiden name is not listed
on Revision List 5 for Lithuania, and that list is so far the only
mention I have yet seen of her and her immediate family (including my
grandfather) in Lithuania. If anyone has an M Rabinowitz in 1904 in
their family, living in Boston (and especially if the street name is
familiar to you) of middle age at that time, (there was one in the
Family Search site who was 44) and >from the Lida District of Vilna or
thereabouts, please let me know. I am naturally now going to start
going through lists of records, but you may be able to help me cut the
whole search short, and you may be a relative! (I love that part).
Thank you!
Rachel S Goodman (US)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen M Rabinowitz in Boston, 1904 #general

Rachel S Goodman
 

Dear Friends,
I have found my grandfather Dumblonsky's Ship's Manifest, arriving in
Ellis Island in November of 1904. Since his name was spelled
incorrectly on the manifest, I was having difficulty finding it
before. I found the manifest by putting in the town where he was from
(Eishyshok) in Steve Morse's One-Step and going to the correct first
letter of his last name. That was a breakthrough.

But even more interesting, was the name of the person he listed that
he was going to. This name was of an uncle named "M Rabinowitz" who
lived on 9 Baldwin Place in Boston, in 1904. Rabinowitz may be the
missing maiden name of my great-grandmother who was one of 12 people
to die in a fire in Eishyshok in 1895. Her maiden name is not listed
on Revision List 5 for Lithuania, and that list is so far the only
mention I have yet seen of her and her immediate family (including my
grandfather) in Lithuania. If anyone has an M Rabinowitz in 1904 in
their family, living in Boston (and especially if the street name is
familiar to you) of middle age at that time, (there was one in the
Family Search site who was 44) and >from the Lida District of Vilna or
thereabouts, please let me know. I am naturally now going to start
going through lists of records, but you may be able to help me cut the
whole search short, and you may be a relative! (I love that part).
Thank you!
Rachel S Goodman (US)


Contacting Nahalat Itzhak Cemetery #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear Genners,
I want to request a death certificate for a possible relative who died in
1947 (Palestine) while in the Royal Army Service Corps. He is buried in
Nahalat Itzhak Cemetery. To whom shall I address this request?

Thank you All!

Isabel Cymerman
Southbury, CT

Always searching for:
CUKIERMAN, GRYNBERG, GRYNFARB, LUBELCZYK, ZABAWNY - Siedlce
DRONZNIK, NEMENCHINSKI, SAPOZHNIK, SOLECZNIK/SOLC, TABACZNIK - Vilna
CYMERMAN, KHELEMSKI, LANSKI, WYSZINSKI, ZYSKIND - Przedborz


"Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire" - MAPIRE a new cartography site #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing a new cartography website, "Historical Maps of the Hapsburg
Empire" or MAPIRE at:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/en/

The site offers a selection of historical maps >from the
Austro-Hungarian Empire geo-referenced with present day maps (on
Google or OpenStreetMap) providing layering technology for researchers
to compare the past with the present.

Completed is the second military survey of Habsburg Empire and in
progress are the first and third surveys and cadastral surveys of
Croatia and Hungary. Project participants are the Austrian State
Archives (Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv,) Arcanum in Budapest.

There were two types of maps >from that time period: the military
surveys (typically scaled 1 to 28.800) and the more detailed cadastral
maps (scaled 1 to 2.880,) with both of them covering the entire
territory. The original manuscript map sheets of the military surveys
can be found in the Austrian National Archives, but cadastral
(extremely details property maps on the town level) are found in
various archives of the successor states. For example, cadastral maps
for the province of Galicia are held the following regional or
historical archives: Krakow, Przemsyl, Rzeszow in Poland and Lviv and
Ternopil in Ukraine. (Examples of Galician cadastral maps can be
found in Gesher Galicia's map room: http://maps.geshergalicia.org)

To use the site, scroll down. When you see the passing selection of
maps, click "complete view" on one that interests you. You can also
scroll further and choose "Complete View" to see the entire Empire in
context, or choose to focus on the following territories:

Bohemia
Bukovina
Coastal Zone
Croatia
Dalmatia
Galicia
Illyria
Lichtenstein
Lombardy
Modena
Moravia
Parma
Silesia
Slavonia
Styria
Salzberg
Tyrol
Venice
Vorarlberg

Click on the area and then start zooming in. You can adjust the
"opacity" using the slider bar at the top of the page to switch views
between the historical map layered with the current GIS map. This
feature is very useful for those researching historical place names
that may not show up on current maps.

The Second (also known as Franciscan) Military Survey (1806-1809) has
outstanding quality and while not a cadastral survey, when you zoom in
at the closest range you will be able to view plots of land and
buildings, especially ones detailed along the banks of rivers that ran
through these communities.

Arcanum, based in Budapest, specializes in digitization projects, and
has already covered the entire collection of maps of the City Archives
of Budapest, the hand-written map collection of the Hungarian National
Library, and the cadastral maps of Hungarian Archives and Croatia.

A more thorough explanation of these maps can be found in the
"Digitized Maps of the Habsburg Empire" paper here:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/static/pdf/mkf_booklet.pdf

Or the "Digitizing and Geo-Referencing of the Historical Cadastral
Maps (1856-60) of Hungary" here:

http://www.academia.edu/3614065/Digitizing_and_georeferencing_of_the_historical_cadastral_maps_1856-60_of_Hungary

The MAPIRE site is also available in German and Hungarian.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Contacting Nahalat Itzhak Cemetery #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear Genners,
I want to request a death certificate for a possible relative who died in
1947 (Palestine) while in the Royal Army Service Corps. He is buried in
Nahalat Itzhak Cemetery. To whom shall I address this request?

Thank you All!

Isabel Cymerman
Southbury, CT

Always searching for:
CUKIERMAN, GRYNBERG, GRYNFARB, LUBELCZYK, ZABAWNY - Siedlce
DRONZNIK, NEMENCHINSKI, SAPOZHNIK, SOLECZNIK/SOLC, TABACZNIK - Vilna
CYMERMAN, KHELEMSKI, LANSKI, WYSZINSKI, ZYSKIND - Przedborz


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire" - MAPIRE a new cartography site #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing a new cartography website, "Historical Maps of the Hapsburg
Empire" or MAPIRE at:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/en/

The site offers a selection of historical maps >from the
Austro-Hungarian Empire geo-referenced with present day maps (on
Google or OpenStreetMap) providing layering technology for researchers
to compare the past with the present.

Completed is the second military survey of Habsburg Empire and in
progress are the first and third surveys and cadastral surveys of
Croatia and Hungary. Project participants are the Austrian State
Archives (Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv,) Arcanum in Budapest.

There were two types of maps >from that time period: the military
surveys (typically scaled 1 to 28.800) and the more detailed cadastral
maps (scaled 1 to 2.880,) with both of them covering the entire
territory. The original manuscript map sheets of the military surveys
can be found in the Austrian National Archives, but cadastral
(extremely details property maps on the town level) are found in
various archives of the successor states. For example, cadastral maps
for the province of Galicia are held the following regional or
historical archives: Krakow, Przemsyl, Rzeszow in Poland and Lviv and
Ternopil in Ukraine. (Examples of Galician cadastral maps can be
found in Gesher Galicia's map room: http://maps.geshergalicia.org)

To use the site, scroll down. When you see the passing selection of
maps, click "complete view" on one that interests you. You can also
scroll further and choose "Complete View" to see the entire Empire in
context, or choose to focus on the following territories:

Bohemia
Bukovina
Coastal Zone
Croatia
Dalmatia
Galicia
Illyria
Lichtenstein
Lombardy
Modena
Moravia
Parma
Silesia
Slavonia
Styria
Salzberg
Tyrol
Venice
Vorarlberg

Click on the area and then start zooming in. You can adjust the
"opacity" using the slider bar at the top of the page to switch views
between the historical map layered with the current GIS map. This
feature is very useful for those researching historical place names
that may not show up on current maps.

The Second (also known as Franciscan) Military Survey (1806-1809) has
outstanding quality and while not a cadastral survey, when you zoom in
at the closest range you will be able to view plots of land and
buildings, especially ones detailed along the banks of rivers that ran
through these communities.

Arcanum, based in Budapest, specializes in digitization projects, and
has already covered the entire collection of maps of the City Archives
of Budapest, the hand-written map collection of the Hungarian National
Library, and the cadastral maps of Hungarian Archives and Croatia.

A more thorough explanation of these maps can be found in the
"Digitized Maps of the Habsburg Empire" paper here:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/static/pdf/mkf_booklet.pdf

Or the "Digitizing and Geo-Referencing of the Historical Cadastral
Maps (1856-60) of Hungary" here:

http://www.academia.edu/3614065/Digitizing_and_georeferencing_of_the_historical_cadastral_maps_1856-60_of_Hungary

The MAPIRE site is also available in German and Hungarian.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Re: Jewish people enrolled in the German army during WWI #general

Saul Issroff
 

List of 12,000 Jewish causalities in German WW1 forces:
http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com/epilogue.php
http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com/memorial.php
bibliography :
http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com/bibliography.php

Geni: www.geni.com/projects/Jews-in-World-War-I/5453

Geni Project: Jews in World War I. WWI and the Jews The First World War,

Good article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolchstosslegende

There is a publication of the Roll of Honour of German Jews in World
War 1. I can't recall the title but I donated a copy to the AJEX
(Association of Jewish ex Servicemen and Women) Military Museum in
London.

Saul Issroff
JGSGB


Patrick Atlas <message@patrick.atlas.name> wrote:
Previously, a message was talking about Jewish people who were died
whereas they was enrolled as soldiers in the russian army.
But is there a way to find list of (Jewish) people enrolled in the
german army during the World War I?
snip......


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish people enrolled in the German army during WWI #general

Saul Issroff
 

List of 12,000 Jewish causalities in German WW1 forces:
http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com/epilogue.php
http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com/memorial.php
bibliography :
http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com/bibliography.php

Geni: www.geni.com/projects/Jews-in-World-War-I/5453

Geni Project: Jews in World War I. WWI and the Jews The First World War,

Good article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolchstosslegende

There is a publication of the Roll of Honour of German Jews in World
War 1. I can't recall the title but I donated a copy to the AJEX
(Association of Jewish ex Servicemen and Women) Military Museum in
London.

Saul Issroff
JGSGB


Patrick Atlas <message@patrick.atlas.name> wrote:
Previously, a message was talking about Jewish people who were died
whereas they was enrolled as soldiers in the russian army.
But is there a way to find list of (Jewish) people enrolled in the
german army during the World War I?
snip......


WDYTYA Live - Thursday, 20th February #unitedkingdom

ginagem@...
 

If the lady >from Golders Green, who spoke to the Chairman of The JGSGB about her Jewish family of butchers 
at The Jewish Genealogical Society's stand on Thursday, 20th February at WDYTYA Live, sends a message to the
following email address, she will hear something to her advantage. 

chairman@jgsgb.org.uk
  =


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom WDYTYA Live - Thursday, 20th February #unitedkingdom

ginagem@...
 

If the lady >from Golders Green, who spoke to the Chairman of The JGSGB about her Jewish family of butchers 
at The Jewish Genealogical Society's stand on Thursday, 20th February at WDYTYA Live, sends a message to the
following email address, she will hear something to her advantage. 

chairman@jgsgb.org.uk
  =


Gefter and Katchka Family #ukraine

daphklec@...
 

Hi,

I am looking for any birth certificates, wedding certificates,
documents and any information related to the family of my grand-mother
and of any relatives who may still be living in Ukraine today.
My grand-mother, one of her brothers and her sister (Avraham and
Braha) moved >from Ukraine (which was Poland at that time) to Israel in
1922 with other orphans with a man called Belkind.
One of her brothers stayed there, planned to move to Israel near the
start of World War II but all contacts were lost at some point.
I thank you in advance for your help and advices in order to gather
information about my ancestors and relatives.
Below, I share with you the information I have,
Daphna Kleczewski

Jewish family.

Surname of grand-mother: Gefter
First name: Shoshana Rizel (Rachel)
Year of birth: 1907
City of birth: Rovno

Surname of the father of my grand-mother: Gefter
First name: Yosef Haim
Year of birth: 1878
City of birth: unknown

Surname of the mother of my grand-mother: Kaczka F=E9si (I am not sure
about the spelling), and Gefter after the wedding
First name: Ester
Year of birth: unknown
City of birth: unknown

Information regarding the brother and the sister of my grand-mother
who moved to Israel in 1922:
Surname: Gefter
First name: Avraham / Abraham
Year of birth: unknown
City of birth: Rovno

Surname: Gefter
First name: Braha
Year of birth: unknown
City of birth: Rovno

Information about the brother who stayed there:
Surname: Gefter
First name: Moise
Year of birth:1903/1904
City of birth: Rovno?
Last known address: Kowel Skryl Puczta 144


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Gefter and Katchka Family #ukraine

daphklec@...
 

Hi,

I am looking for any birth certificates, wedding certificates,
documents and any information related to the family of my grand-mother
and of any relatives who may still be living in Ukraine today.
My grand-mother, one of her brothers and her sister (Avraham and
Braha) moved >from Ukraine (which was Poland at that time) to Israel in
1922 with other orphans with a man called Belkind.
One of her brothers stayed there, planned to move to Israel near the
start of World War II but all contacts were lost at some point.
I thank you in advance for your help and advices in order to gather
information about my ancestors and relatives.
Below, I share with you the information I have,
Daphna Kleczewski

Jewish family.

Surname of grand-mother: Gefter
First name: Shoshana Rizel (Rachel)
Year of birth: 1907
City of birth: Rovno

Surname of the father of my grand-mother: Gefter
First name: Yosef Haim
Year of birth: 1878
City of birth: unknown

Surname of the mother of my grand-mother: Kaczka F=E9si (I am not sure
about the spelling), and Gefter after the wedding
First name: Ester
Year of birth: unknown
City of birth: unknown

Information regarding the brother and the sister of my grand-mother
who moved to Israel in 1922:
Surname: Gefter
First name: Avraham / Abraham
Year of birth: unknown
City of birth: Rovno

Surname: Gefter
First name: Braha
Year of birth: unknown
City of birth: Rovno

Information about the brother who stayed there:
Surname: Gefter
First name: Moise
Year of birth:1903/1904
City of birth: Rovno?
Last known address: Kowel Skryl Puczta 144


death certificates in Detroit #general

Joan Rimmon
 

Does anyone know how to access death certificates in
Detroit Michigan?

Joan Glanz Rimmon
joangr@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen death certificates in Detroit #general

Joan Rimmon
 

Does anyone know how to access death certificates in
Detroit Michigan?

Joan Glanz Rimmon
joangr@aol.com

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