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Jewish residences in Vienna 1939-41 #austria-czech

stephanieschoen1@...
 

I am doing some research for a cousin by marriage who escaped from
Vienna in 1939 at age 5 (one of 50 children documented in a
fascinating documentary, "50 Children" showing on HBO on demand this
month).

I have discovered that this cousin, on my father's side, is connected
through marriages in Vienna to my mother's side as well. Now I am
trying to figure out how well these families might have known each
other.

I just learned that my great grandfather and my cousin's aunt were
living directly across the street >from each other for a period of time
after they were forced to move out of their homes. My great
grandfather's address >from June 1939 to February 1941 was Vereinsgasse
6, and my cousin's aunt's address >from March 1940 to October 1941
(when she was deported) was Vereinsgasse 5. Further, my great
grandfather moved in February 1941 to Grosse Schiffgasse 7, the same
address >from which his son-in-law was deported, apparently a day
later.

My question is, when Jews were forced to leave their earlier
residences in Vienna, did they have a choice within Leopoldstadt, or
within certain residences of that district, as to where they could
move, or were they assigned new addresses and had no choice? Could
they move where other family members lived in order to be close to
them.

Thank you,

Stephanie Cooper Schoen
Boston, Massachusetts


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish residences in Vienna 1939-41 #austria-czech

stephanieschoen1@...
 

I am doing some research for a cousin by marriage who escaped from
Vienna in 1939 at age 5 (one of 50 children documented in a
fascinating documentary, "50 Children" showing on HBO on demand this
month).

I have discovered that this cousin, on my father's side, is connected
through marriages in Vienna to my mother's side as well. Now I am
trying to figure out how well these families might have known each
other.

I just learned that my great grandfather and my cousin's aunt were
living directly across the street >from each other for a period of time
after they were forced to move out of their homes. My great
grandfather's address >from June 1939 to February 1941 was Vereinsgasse
6, and my cousin's aunt's address >from March 1940 to October 1941
(when she was deported) was Vereinsgasse 5. Further, my great
grandfather moved in February 1941 to Grosse Schiffgasse 7, the same
address >from which his son-in-law was deported, apparently a day
later.

My question is, when Jews were forced to leave their earlier
residences in Vienna, did they have a choice within Leopoldstadt, or
within certain residences of that district, as to where they could
move, or were they assigned new addresses and had no choice? Could
they move where other family members lived in order to be close to
them.

Thank you,

Stephanie Cooper Schoen
Boston, Massachusetts


Eulogy for a Source: Jiri Fiedler #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

This beautifully written remembrance of Jiri Fiedler, a researching of
Jewish heritage living in Prague, is well worth reading. "Eulogy for
a Source" in today's New York Times can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/opinion/sunday/eulogy-for-a-source.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

It is a reminder of all those non-Jews who have taken it upon
themselves, almost as a calling, to research our past and share their
knowledge selflessly with other researchers. In 1992 Fiedler
published his book, "Jewish Sites of Bohemia and Moravia," which is
now part of a database of Jewish heritage in the Czech Republic. He
worked as a specialist and research director at the Prague Jewish
Museum through 2012.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Viewmate translation request --- Old German script #austria-czech

carolevogel51@...
 

Hi All,

I've posted a snippet >from the 1744 census of the Mattersdorf, Hungary
Jewish Community (now Mattersburg, Austria. This census was phenomenal
in that it provided the names and ages of all the family members and
their birthplaces. I Think I have gotten a lot of the information
already but there is one child 's name that I can't decipher. I have
highlighted it in yellow.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32604


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks for the help!

Carole G. Vogel
Branchville, New Jersey


if you are a person whom Jiri Fiedler helped ..... #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

and would like to write an email to his children, plese send it to me
at the above email and I will forward it to them. Please write: For
Fiedler Family in the subject line.

Thanks,
Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
www.plunkettlakepress.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Eulogy for a Source: Jiri Fiedler #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

This beautifully written remembrance of Jiri Fiedler, a researching of
Jewish heritage living in Prague, is well worth reading. "Eulogy for
a Source" in today's New York Times can be found here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/opinion/sunday/eulogy-for-a-source.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

It is a reminder of all those non-Jews who have taken it upon
themselves, almost as a calling, to research our past and share their
knowledge selflessly with other researchers. In 1992 Fiedler
published his book, "Jewish Sites of Bohemia and Moravia," which is
now part of a database of Jewish heritage in the Czech Republic. He
worked as a specialist and research director at the Prague Jewish
Museum through 2012.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate translation request --- Old German script #austria-czech

carolevogel51@...
 

Hi All,

I've posted a snippet >from the 1744 census of the Mattersdorf, Hungary
Jewish Community (now Mattersburg, Austria. This census was phenomenal
in that it provided the names and ages of all the family members and
their birthplaces. I Think I have gotten a lot of the information
already but there is one child 's name that I can't decipher. I have
highlighted it in yellow.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32604


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks for the help!

Carole G. Vogel
Branchville, New Jersey


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech if you are a person whom Jiri Fiedler helped ..... #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

and would like to write an email to his children, plese send it to me
at the above email and I will forward it to them. Please write: For
Fiedler Family in the subject line.

Thanks,
Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
www.plunkettlakepress.com


Handwriting #galicia

Israel P
 

If you can decipher handwriting, please have a look towards the bottom
of http://www.pikholz.org/Script.html where there is a death for a male
Cellermayer whose given name I cannot figure out. The records is >from
1836 in Husiatyn.

(No the name isn't Kevin.)

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Handwriting #galicia

Israel P
 

If you can decipher handwriting, please have a look towards the bottom
of http://www.pikholz.org/Script.html where there is a death for a male
Cellermayer whose given name I cannot figure out. The records is >from
1836 in Husiatyn.

(No the name isn't Kevin.)

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Immigrant search 1900-1907 #general

Don Solomon
 

Allan,

Some creative use of the Morse Pages may get you to some eligible
records.

The Morse Gold Page allows you to search by first name with dates of
birth and arrival. I posited that the American surname Morrison was
derived >from a family name beginning with M.

I searched the Ellis Island files for persons named Abram with surname
beginning with M who were male, married, designated as Jewish, came
through Ellis Island 1900-1907 and were born in in 1873, plus or minus
4 years. That search yielded 62 records, a manageable number even if
you have to search every one individually.

I then searched for Jewish, female, married persons named Sara (leaving
off the "H" to get more records) with surname beginning with M, who
arrived in 1900-1909 and were born in 1875, plus or minus 4 years.
That search yielded 34 records.

Comparing the two lists, I hit upon two entries: Abram MEYERSON (#46
on the list), >from Krislawsky, who arrived in May 1904 at the age of
28, and Sarah MEYEROSIN (#22 on that list), >from Glasgow, who arrived
in September 1904 at the age of 27. The text manifest shows her
traveling with two sons, Aron and Herman, aged 5 and 3.

Reviewing the scanned manifest for Sarah shows that she is the wrong
person -- she said she was going to Cleveland and listed her husband
Josef as the relative she was to join in the US. Abram, by contrast,
was on his way to Brooklyn.

Although this did not produce a hit, it illustrates the methodology --
combine your best guesses with a willingness to to record by record
through a small set of results.

I don't have access to Ancestry and was not able to do the search on
Boston, but Ancestry apparently requires 3 characters of a surname,
which makes things difficult, but using the Ellis Island results you
can come up with likely three-letter combinations (Mar, Mas, Mei, Mey,
Mor, Mos, etc.) that could take a while to go through but could produce
some results.

Don Solomon

From: "A. Jordan" <aejordan@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:39:05 -0500 (EST)

Is there any tool that would let me search just the first name for a
mother and two children coming >from Europe to New York or Boston in
the 1900-1907 time frame?
...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Immigrant search 1900-1907 #general

Don Solomon
 

Allan,

Some creative use of the Morse Pages may get you to some eligible
records.

The Morse Gold Page allows you to search by first name with dates of
birth and arrival. I posited that the American surname Morrison was
derived >from a family name beginning with M.

I searched the Ellis Island files for persons named Abram with surname
beginning with M who were male, married, designated as Jewish, came
through Ellis Island 1900-1907 and were born in in 1873, plus or minus
4 years. That search yielded 62 records, a manageable number even if
you have to search every one individually.

I then searched for Jewish, female, married persons named Sara (leaving
off the "H" to get more records) with surname beginning with M, who
arrived in 1900-1909 and were born in 1875, plus or minus 4 years.
That search yielded 34 records.

Comparing the two lists, I hit upon two entries: Abram MEYERSON (#46
on the list), >from Krislawsky, who arrived in May 1904 at the age of
28, and Sarah MEYEROSIN (#22 on that list), >from Glasgow, who arrived
in September 1904 at the age of 27. The text manifest shows her
traveling with two sons, Aron and Herman, aged 5 and 3.

Reviewing the scanned manifest for Sarah shows that she is the wrong
person -- she said she was going to Cleveland and listed her husband
Josef as the relative she was to join in the US. Abram, by contrast,
was on his way to Brooklyn.

Although this did not produce a hit, it illustrates the methodology --
combine your best guesses with a willingness to to record by record
through a small set of results.

I don't have access to Ancestry and was not able to do the search on
Boston, but Ancestry apparently requires 3 characters of a surname,
which makes things difficult, but using the Ellis Island results you
can come up with likely three-letter combinations (Mar, Mas, Mei, Mey,
Mor, Mos, etc.) that could take a while to go through but could produce
some results.

Don Solomon

From: "A. Jordan" <aejordan@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:39:05 -0500 (EST)

Is there any tool that would let me search just the first name for a
mother and two children coming >from Europe to New York or Boston in
the 1900-1907 time frame?
...


Gold Star Mother Pilgrimage #general

Herschel <jsheines@...>
 

I am interested in identifying, and/or knowing any information that tells
the story of, Jewish mothers who participated in the Gold Star Mother's
Pilgrimage that took place in the 1930s (after World War 1). If you know of
a Jewish mother who participated in the Pilgrimage, please me at the e-mail
address below.

Herschel L. Sheiness
jsheines@swbell.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gold Star Mother Pilgrimage #general

Herschel <jsheines@...>
 

I am interested in identifying, and/or knowing any information that tells
the story of, Jewish mothers who participated in the Gold Star Mother's
Pilgrimage that took place in the 1930s (after World War 1). If you know of
a Jewish mother who participated in the Pilgrimage, please me at the e-mail
address below.

Herschel L. Sheiness
jsheines@swbell.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Jewish Finns who fought alongside Germans in WWII #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>
 

Fascinating article in Sunday's London Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/10682975/The-Jews-who-fought-for-Hitler-We-did-not-help-the-Germans.-We-had-a-common-enemy.html

TinyUrl: http://tinyurl.com/n59xvdb

The newspaper's headline has it wrong: These people weren't fighting
*for* Hitler but *against* Finland's long-time enemy Russia/Soviet Union.  
But the fact is that, seeing themselves as Finns first and Jews second,
more than 300 Finnish Jews apparently fought alongside German troops
against the Soviet Union.  In fact, according to this article, three
Jews were even awarded the Iron Cross!  Nor do they seem to have hidden
the fact of their Jewishness.

Surnames mentioned in the article are: SKURNICK, LIVSON, KLASS, the
nurses STEINBOCK and POLJAKOFF, and the four brothers BLANKETT.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Finns who fought alongside Germans in WWII #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>
 

Fascinating article in Sunday's London Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/10682975/The-Jews-who-fought-for-Hitler-We-did-not-help-the-Germans.-We-had-a-common-enemy.html

TinyUrl: http://tinyurl.com/n59xvdb

The newspaper's headline has it wrong: These people weren't fighting
*for* Hitler but *against* Finland's long-time enemy Russia/Soviet Union.  
But the fact is that, seeing themselves as Finns first and Jews second,
more than 300 Finnish Jews apparently fought alongside German troops
against the Soviet Union.  In fact, according to this article, three
Jews were even awarded the Iron Cross!  Nor do they seem to have hidden
the fact of their Jewishness.

Surnames mentioned in the article are: SKURNICK, LIVSON, KLASS, the
nurses STEINBOCK and POLJAKOFF, and the four brothers BLANKETT.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto


NYC death records lookup needed #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

I need a look-up on a 1948 Bronx death record, if someone is going to
31 Chambers St, or anyplace those death certificates are available.
I have the certificate number, and would be happy to return the favor
if someone needs something done in San Diego.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC death records lookup needed #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

I need a look-up on a 1948 Bronx death record, if someone is going to
31 Chambers St, or anyplace those death certificates are available.
I have the certificate number, and would be happy to return the favor
if someone needs something done in San Diego.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego


Re: Burial Sites Located - Dortmund Germany >- Is someone available to say Kaddish #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I want to thank everyone for the advice and guidance.  I have been in
touch with the Jewish community in Dortmund.

Debby Painter
Michigan, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Burial Sites Located - Dortmund Germany >- Is someone available to say Kaddish #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I want to thank everyone for the advice and guidance.  I have been in
touch with the Jewish community in Dortmund.

Debby Painter
Michigan, USA

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