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Deadline for German Jewish History Award nominations is September 21, 2015 #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, GerSIG, Leo Baeck Institute and the Berlin
Parliament would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards is
September 21, 2015.

The Call for Nominations can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

The annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards are given to
non-Jewish Germans who have made extraordinary contributions to
preserving vestiges of former Jewish life in their local communities,
including genealogical records, historical books, cultural material,
cemeteries, synagogues and monuments.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards. They will only require updating of the prior
submissions.

This will be the 16th year for such awards, which will be given on
January 25, 2016 in Berlin. Each awardee and his/her spouse will be
invited on an all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at
the elegant Plenary Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament.

Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the award
ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the award
recipients they have chosen to honor.

The honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be
used for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be
described to attendees and to the local, national and international news
media.

These awards have in the past received extensive worldwide media
coverage. See:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

You may request a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email to:

germanaward@gmail.com

or a letter to:

Obermayer Foundation, Inc.
239 Chestnut Street
West Newton, MA 02465 USA

Arthur Obermayer, West Newton, Massachusetts, obermayer@alum.mit.edu


German SIG #Germany Deadline for German Jewish History Award nominations is September 21, 2015 #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, GerSIG, Leo Baeck Institute and the Berlin
Parliament would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards is
September 21, 2015.

The Call for Nominations can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

The annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards are given to
non-Jewish Germans who have made extraordinary contributions to
preserving vestiges of former Jewish life in their local communities,
including genealogical records, historical books, cultural material,
cemeteries, synagogues and monuments.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards. They will only require updating of the prior
submissions.

This will be the 16th year for such awards, which will be given on
January 25, 2016 in Berlin. Each awardee and his/her spouse will be
invited on an all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at
the elegant Plenary Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament.

Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the award
ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the award
recipients they have chosen to honor.

The honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be
used for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be
described to attendees and to the local, national and international news
media.

These awards have in the past received extensive worldwide media
coverage. See:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

You may request a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email to:

germanaward@gmail.com

or a letter to:

Obermayer Foundation, Inc.
239 Chestnut Street
West Newton, MA 02465 USA

Arthur Obermayer, West Newton, Massachusetts, obermayer@alum.mit.edu


ViewMate Translation Request - Russian Death Record #ukraine

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

I am seeking translation of several death records. For the first, I would like a full translation of what I believe is the death record for my great-great-grandfather, Motel Lejb Rzeznik (seemingly transliterated as Rzezak). It was recorded in Nasielsk, Poland in 1886. The second and third are for two individuals named Moszek Rzezak (or Rzeznik) who may have been my great-great-grandfather's brother, cousin or nephew. I would prefer a full translation of those as well, but at least having their age, parent's names, and any other relatives mentioned should help clarify the relationship.

I've uploaded the death records to ViewMate at the following location for your review:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41777
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41778
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41779

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR - Husiatyn and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate Translation Request - Russian Death Record #ukraine

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

I am seeking translation of several death records. For the first, I would like a full translation of what I believe is the death record for my great-great-grandfather, Motel Lejb Rzeznik (seemingly transliterated as Rzezak). It was recorded in Nasielsk, Poland in 1886. The second and third are for two individuals named Moszek Rzezak (or Rzeznik) who may have been my great-great-grandfather's brother, cousin or nephew. I would prefer a full translation of those as well, but at least having their age, parent's names, and any other relatives mentioned should help clarify the relationship.

I've uploaded the death records to ViewMate at the following location for your review:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41777
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41778
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41779

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR - Husiatyn and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania


Re: Vienna records from 1938 #general

Robert Fraser
 

David, there are many avenues that your friend can explore before visiting Vienna.
For starters, visit the AustriaCzech SIG website and explore it's many resources.

Go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm

Go to the section of the website dealing with Oesterreichisches Staatsarchiv

Take a look at the link to http://www.avotaynu.com/holocaustlist/a2.htm
and see if the father's name is listed. If so, order the documents; they cost
nothing and you can write to the Archives in English. Delivery is remarkably quick
and you may find invaluable information (I did!)

Also bear in mind that your friend can post queries to this List, and also to
Austriaczech SIG (for which a free subscription is required).

Good luck.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER; Moravia, Vienna, USA and the
world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia, Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland
LICHTBLAU; Vienna

David Alan Laskin laskin.david@gmail.com:
A friend of mine is just starting to research her father, who fled Vienna for
London in 1938, possibly via the Netherlands. She would like to find out where he
lived in Vienna, how he managed to get out (probably after the Anschluss), what
documents he needed. Snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Vienna records from 1938 #general

Robert Fraser
 

David, there are many avenues that your friend can explore before visiting Vienna.
For starters, visit the AustriaCzech SIG website and explore it's many resources.

Go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm

Go to the section of the website dealing with Oesterreichisches Staatsarchiv

Take a look at the link to http://www.avotaynu.com/holocaustlist/a2.htm
and see if the father's name is listed. If so, order the documents; they cost
nothing and you can write to the Archives in English. Delivery is remarkably quick
and you may find invaluable information (I did!)

Also bear in mind that your friend can post queries to this List, and also to
Austriaczech SIG (for which a free subscription is required).

Good luck.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER; Moravia, Vienna, USA and the
world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia, Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland
LICHTBLAU; Vienna

David Alan Laskin laskin.david@gmail.com:
A friend of mine is just starting to research her father, who fled Vienna for
London in 1938, possibly via the Netherlands. She would like to find out where he
lived in Vienna, how he managed to get out (probably after the Anschluss), what
documents he needed. Snip.....


Correction re book availability #poland

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

For those of you interested in obtaining copies of my memoirs
(mentioned in yesterday's digest): Please note that the book will
be available by next Monday, at the latest.

Naidia Woolf
ruthnw@comcast.net
San Francisco, CA USA


JRI Poland #Poland Correction re book availability #poland

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

For those of you interested in obtaining copies of my memoirs
(mentioned in yesterday's digest): Please note that the book will
be available by next Monday, at the latest.

Naidia Woolf
ruthnw@comcast.net
San Francisco, CA USA


Bridge to Poland - Jewish Heritage Travel Opportunity #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Bridge to Poland is an organization founded by Leora Tec to provide a
unique experience to people who are interested in the history of the
Jews in Poland and how Poles today are commemorating that history.

In October 2015 >from the 9th through the 17th, Bridge to Poland
presents: The Light and the Dark - A Journey through Jewish Poland

This special tour is characterized by:
- Top scholars and heart-centered guides who immerse you in the cultural
and intellectual landscape of Poland
- Small group travel that fosters intimate connections
- Varied program that includes history, art, music and literature

A Special Offer!!— An anonymous donor has made it possible for someone
to participate in this trip at a greatly reduced rate. The donor would
like someone to participate who would not otherwise be able to do so. If
you have any interest (no obligation of course) please contact Leora at
ltec@bridgetopoland.com and she can tell you more about this unique
opportunity.

For more information about Bridge to Poland, see
http://www.bridgetopoland.com/.

Mark Halpern
PS: I have no financial or other interest in Bridge to Poland or the
October tour.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This is a one-time permitted commercial announcement
that may be of interest to readers of this list.


JRI Poland #Poland Bridge to Poland - Jewish Heritage Travel Opportunity #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Bridge to Poland is an organization founded by Leora Tec to provide a
unique experience to people who are interested in the history of the
Jews in Poland and how Poles today are commemorating that history.

In October 2015 >from the 9th through the 17th, Bridge to Poland
presents: The Light and the Dark - A Journey through Jewish Poland

This special tour is characterized by:
- Top scholars and heart-centered guides who immerse you in the cultural
and intellectual landscape of Poland
- Small group travel that fosters intimate connections
- Varied program that includes history, art, music and literature

A Special Offer!!— An anonymous donor has made it possible for someone
to participate in this trip at a greatly reduced rate. The donor would
like someone to participate who would not otherwise be able to do so. If
you have any interest (no obligation of course) please contact Leora at
ltec@bridgetopoland.com and she can tell you more about this unique
opportunity.

For more information about Bridge to Poland, see
http://www.bridgetopoland.com/.

Mark Halpern
PS: I have no financial or other interest in Bridge to Poland or the
October tour.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This is a one-time permitted commercial announcement
that may be of interest to readers of this list.


Vienna records from 1938 #general

David Laskin
 

Hi Genners,
A friend of mine is just starting to research her father, who fled
Vienna for London in 1938, possibly via the Netherlands. She would
like to find out where he lived in Vienna, how he managed to get out
(probably after the Anschluss), what documents he needed. She is
planning a trip to Vienna this winter and would like to do some
digging ahead of time. I promised to help -- but I know next to
nothing about Austrian or Dutch records. Thanks for any tips or
guidance.

David Laskin
Seattle, WA, USA


Viewmate translations please #poland

David Semmel <david@...>
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vienna records from 1938 #general

David Laskin
 

Hi Genners,
A friend of mine is just starting to research her father, who fled
Vienna for London in 1938, possibly via the Netherlands. She would
like to find out where he lived in Vienna, how he managed to get out
(probably after the Anschluss), what documents he needed. She is
planning a trip to Vienna this winter and would like to do some
digging ahead of time. I promised to help -- but I know next to
nothing about Austrian or Dutch records. Thanks for any tips or
guidance.

David Laskin
Seattle, WA, USA


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate translations please #poland

David Semmel <david@...>
 


Rhodes Jews #general

Saul Issroff
 

Interesting article on "Rhodeslis," or descendants of the Jews of
Rhodes at http://tinyurl.com/Rhodes-Jews

Saul Issroff

MODERATOR NOTE: The original URL is:
http://www.jta.org/2015/08/17/news-opinion/world/on-greek-isle-of-rhodes-jews-return-to-celebrate-ancient-community-all-but-wiped-out


Re: Migration from England to USA #general

Judith Singer
 

Hi - a note about the UK incoming passenger lists 1878-1960 mentioned
by Bryan Diamond: they are generally not very useful for those trying
to trace their Jewish ancestors because the include only passenger
lists of ships arriving in the UK >from ports outside Europe and the
Mediterranean.
Passengers on ships arriving >from Hamburg, etc. would not be listed.
The database is accessible through Ancestry.com as well as Ancestry.co.uk.

Judith Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rhodes Jews #general

Saul Issroff
 

Interesting article on "Rhodeslis," or descendants of the Jews of
Rhodes at http://tinyurl.com/Rhodes-Jews

Saul Issroff

MODERATOR NOTE: The original URL is:
http://www.jta.org/2015/08/17/news-opinion/world/on-greek-isle-of-rhodes-jews-return-to-celebrate-ancient-community-all-but-wiped-out


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Migration from England to USA #general

Judith Singer
 

Hi - a note about the UK incoming passenger lists 1878-1960 mentioned
by Bryan Diamond: they are generally not very useful for those trying
to trace their Jewish ancestors because the include only passenger
lists of ships arriving in the UK >from ports outside Europe and the
Mediterranean.
Passengers on ships arriving >from Hamburg, etc. would not be listed.
The database is accessible through Ancestry.com as well as Ancestry.co.uk.

Judith Singer


View Mate translation request - Birth record from Marty'nuv Stary area in Polish #general

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

I would like to get a translation of the handwritten notes, which I believe
are in Polish, of this birth record I put on View Mate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41609

Thanks in advance for any help.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, KIMMEL, EBERT, ZLOTNICK
Wojnilow, Kovel, Marty'nuv Stary/Bukazowce, Bialystock

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Correction: re book availability #general

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

For those of you interested in obtaining copies of my memoirs
(mentioned in yesterday's digest):

Please note that the book will be available at the Amazon.com
site by next Monday, at the latest.

Naidia Woolf
ruthnw@comcast.net
San Francisco, CA USA

92641 - 92660 of 665442