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Photos of work on Synagogue Space project #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

from Marla Raucher Osborn
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/11/08/lviv-photos-of-work-on-synagogue-space-project/%E2%80%9D


Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Dr Georg KLAPPHOLZ #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Thanks so much to Ronny Roberts >from UK for finding newspaper articles
about the tragic mountain death in Switzerland of Georg KLAPPHOLZ my great
aunt=92s nephew. It=92s quite an astonishing story.
Thanks too to David Laufer >from Sydney who found yet another NFP story with
more details about KLAPPHOLZ and SCHLESINGER who fell down the mountain and
died in 1928 in Graubuenden.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia


Request for information - surname changes #southafrica

Hilde en Dennis Kahn <denmor@...>
 

A recent mail >from JewishGen termed "MYTHBUSTERS", informs its members as
follows:

Myth #4: Our family surname changed at Ellis Island.

RESPONSE: No, it was not. Passenger lists were filled out at the port of
embarkation by clerks hired by the steamship lines, or by the ship's
purser, and then checked by U.S. customs or immigration authorities upon
arrival. Thus, the names on these passenger lists are the European,
pre-Americanized versions of names. No names were changed at Ellis Island.
Immigrants changed their own names afterwards, to more easily recognized
surnames, those which might match their already arrived relatives, or the
name of someone who sponsored them to come to America, or even a name with
perceived greater "yichus" or renown.


A common myth in my South African family is that their surname was changed
on arrival.

For example, PIL (pronounced piel, the Dutch/Afrikaans word for penis) was
changed to PERL to avoid embarrassment or worse. But also changed to BERMAN
(buurman in Dutch/Afrikaans) and BERGER (burger or burgher in
Afrikaans/Dutch), in answer to questions about their status. So three PIL
brothers have different surnames. I have no official records of their name
changes.


I look forward to hearing whether the procedure described in the USA also
applies to SA.

If not, what the official procedure was on arrival in SA.

Thanks in advance, and my best wishes,

Dennis KAHN


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Photos of work on Synagogue Space project #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

from Marla Raucher Osborn
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/11/08/lviv-photos-of-work-on-synagogue-space-project/%E2%80%9D


Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Dr Georg KLAPPHOLZ #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Thanks so much to Ronny Roberts >from UK for finding newspaper articles
about the tragic mountain death in Switzerland of Georg KLAPPHOLZ my great
aunt=92s nephew. It=92s quite an astonishing story.
Thanks too to David Laufer >from Sydney who found yet another NFP story with
more details about KLAPPHOLZ and SCHLESINGER who fell down the mountain and
died in 1928 in Graubuenden.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Request for information - surname changes #southafrica

Hilde en Dennis Kahn <denmor@...>
 

A recent mail >from JewishGen termed "MYTHBUSTERS", informs its members as
follows:

Myth #4: Our family surname changed at Ellis Island.

RESPONSE: No, it was not. Passenger lists were filled out at the port of
embarkation by clerks hired by the steamship lines, or by the ship's
purser, and then checked by U.S. customs or immigration authorities upon
arrival. Thus, the names on these passenger lists are the European,
pre-Americanized versions of names. No names were changed at Ellis Island.
Immigrants changed their own names afterwards, to more easily recognized
surnames, those which might match their already arrived relatives, or the
name of someone who sponsored them to come to America, or even a name with
perceived greater "yichus" or renown.


A common myth in my South African family is that their surname was changed
on arrival.

For example, PIL (pronounced piel, the Dutch/Afrikaans word for penis) was
changed to PERL to avoid embarrassment or worse. But also changed to BERMAN
(buurman in Dutch/Afrikaans) and BERGER (burger or burgher in
Afrikaans/Dutch), in answer to questions about their status. So three PIL
brothers have different surnames. I have no official records of their name
changes.


I look forward to hearing whether the procedure described in the USA also
applies to SA.

If not, what the official procedure was on arrival in SA.

Thanks in advance, and my best wishes,

Dennis KAHN


KehilaLinks Project Report for November 2015 #southafrica

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants:

Aizpute (Haznpot), Latvia
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aizpute/
~~~

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), Lithuania
Created by Dora Boom
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Mezhyrichi (Mezeritch, Mezerich Gadol), Ukraine
Created by Arkady Brazin
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/mezhyrichi/index.html
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bilky (Bilke, Bilki), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bilky/
~~~

Chorzele (Chortzel), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chorzele/
~~~

Dashev (Dashiev), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Dashev/
~~~

Melbourne, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/melbourne
~~~

Rakhiv (Raho, Rachov), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rakhiv/
~~~

Sydney, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sydney
~~~

Uzhhorod (Ungvar), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uzhhorod/

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster:
Joel Alpert) were adopted by Eli Rabinowitz and updated:

Kudirkos Naumiestis (Naishtot), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Naumiestis
~~~

Merkine (Meretch), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/meretch
~~~

Pilviskiai (Pilvisk, Pilvishok), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pilviskiai
~~~

Prienai (Pren), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pren
~~~

Stakliskes (Stoklishok), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/stoklishok
~~~

Sakiai (Shaki), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/shaki
~~~

Seirijai (Serey), LIthuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serey
~~~

Sudargas (Sudarg), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sudarg
~~~

Veisiejai (Vishey), LIthuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vishey
~~~

Virbalis (Virbaln), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/virbalis
~~~

Vilkavikis (Vilkovishk), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vilkovishk
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica KehilaLinks Project Report for November 2015 #southafrica

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants:

Aizpute (Haznpot), Latvia
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aizpute/
~~~

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), Lithuania
Created by Dora Boom
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Mezhyrichi (Mezeritch, Mezerich Gadol), Ukraine
Created by Arkady Brazin
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/mezhyrichi/index.html
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bilky (Bilke, Bilki), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bilky/
~~~

Chorzele (Chortzel), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chorzele/
~~~

Dashev (Dashiev), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Dashev/
~~~

Melbourne, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/melbourne
~~~

Rakhiv (Raho, Rachov), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rakhiv/
~~~

Sydney, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sydney
~~~

Uzhhorod (Ungvar), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uzhhorod/

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster:
Joel Alpert) were adopted by Eli Rabinowitz and updated:

Kudirkos Naumiestis (Naishtot), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Naumiestis
~~~

Merkine (Meretch), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/meretch
~~~

Pilviskiai (Pilvisk, Pilvishok), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pilviskiai
~~~

Prienai (Pren), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pren
~~~

Stakliskes (Stoklishok), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/stoklishok
~~~

Sakiai (Shaki), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/shaki
~~~

Seirijai (Serey), LIthuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serey
~~~

Sudargas (Sudarg), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sudarg
~~~

Veisiejai (Vishey), LIthuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vishey
~~~

Virbalis (Virbaln), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/virbalis
~~~

Vilkavikis (Vilkovishk), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vilkovishk
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Looking for any information on Isador and Rose Lerner from Tomashpol ancestors or descendants #ukraine

Harold Love <harold.love@...>
 

Some things were cut while I edited my previous message about the Lerners. I know where they were in the US but am looking for any info on Rose's family in Tomashpol or descendants in the US. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks,
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA

-------- Original Message --------
From: Harold Love
Date: Dec 11, 2015 8:57:01 PM
Subject: Isador and Rose Lerner >from Tomashpol
To: ukraine@...

Hi,

Rose was my grandmother's maternal aunt and my grandmother's (Anna/Chana Oxman Gomberg) only blood relative to make it to the US. The Lerners lived in the Bronx, NY and had three or four children: Joseph, Lillie, Sarah/Sally and perhaps Ruth.

Thanks,
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't already done so, enter your names inthe JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff).


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: Looking for any information on Isador and Rose Lerner from Tomashpol ancestors or descendants #ukraine

Harold Love <harold.love@...>
 

Some things were cut while I edited my previous message about the Lerners. I know where they were in the US but am looking for any info on Rose's family in Tomashpol or descendants in the US. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks,
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA

-------- Original Message --------
From: Harold Love
Date: Dec 11, 2015 8:57:01 PM
Subject: Isador and Rose Lerner >from Tomashpol
To: ukraine@...

Hi,

Rose was my grandmother's maternal aunt and my grandmother's (Anna/Chana Oxman Gomberg) only blood relative to make it to the US. The Lerners lived in the Bronx, NY and had three or four children: Joseph, Lillie, Sarah/Sally and perhaps Ruth.

Thanks,
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't already done so, enter your names inthe JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff).


Japanese Official Works to Identify WWll Jewish Refugees #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Genealogist Mark Halpern asked me several weeks ago to put him in
touch with AP researcher and Jewish genealogist Randy Herschaft. Many of you
know Mark >from his work with JRI-PL and Gesher Galicia and an officer of JGS
Greater Philadelphia and have seen that Randy is a source for a number of my
postings. Mark has been working with Akira Kitade to help identify the
persons in photographs of seven people whom Mr. Kitade's former associate,
Tatsuo Osako, helped escape >from Europe in the early days of World War ll.
Mr. Kitade and Mark were in New York earlier this month as Mr. Kitade wrote
a book (in 2012) about his colleague and the seven photographs. While in
New York Mr. Kitade met with the children of three of the people in the
photographs.

With the help of research in Japan, the International Tracing Service and
the United States- and using online databases and archives--- a truly
international effort-- four of the seven people have been identified. The
one man and three women who made it to the United States have been
identified were Jewish, another identified woman was not Jewish. The fate of
the other two women is not known, nor is their religion, although it is very
likely they were Jewish. . The researchers plan to continue trying to
identify the two women and have asked Yad Vashem to publicize their photos.
Photos of all 7 people are included in the story and perhaps you can help if
you recognize who they are.

The seven people gave their photos to Mr. Osako as a thank you for helping
them. Mr. Osako was a tourism clerk based in Tsuruga (Japanese port city)
who assisted European refugees making the voyage >from Russia's Vladivostok
to Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He distributed money to the
Jewish refuges provided my Jewish agencies. Mr. Kitade said he wrote the
book as he wanted the, "Japanese people and people of the Jewish communities
in the world to know about the important roles played by those ordinary
Japanese citizens."

To read this remarkable story and see photographs, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/ncs5g2f
Original url:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/df9afc49358845b881741c3e31300789/photos-wwii-
refugees-saved-japanese-official-are-idd

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press Researcher, for having the AP
interested in this story and for sharing it with us. Randy also contributed
to the story.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Japanese Official Works to Identify WWll Jewish Refugees #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Genealogist Mark Halpern asked me several weeks ago to put him in
touch with AP researcher and Jewish genealogist Randy Herschaft. Many of you
know Mark >from his work with JRI-PL and Gesher Galicia and an officer of JGS
Greater Philadelphia and have seen that Randy is a source for a number of my
postings. Mark has been working with Akira Kitade to help identify the
persons in photographs of seven people whom Mr. Kitade's former associate,
Tatsuo Osako, helped escape >from Europe in the early days of World War ll.
Mr. Kitade and Mark were in New York earlier this month as Mr. Kitade wrote
a book (in 2012) about his colleague and the seven photographs. While in
New York Mr. Kitade met with the children of three of the people in the
photographs.

With the help of research in Japan, the International Tracing Service and
the United States- and using online databases and archives--- a truly
international effort-- four of the seven people have been identified. The
one man and three women who made it to the United States have been
identified were Jewish, another identified woman was not Jewish. The fate of
the other two women is not known, nor is their religion, although it is very
likely they were Jewish. . The researchers plan to continue trying to
identify the two women and have asked Yad Vashem to publicize their photos.
Photos of all 7 people are included in the story and perhaps you can help if
you recognize who they are.

The seven people gave their photos to Mr. Osako as a thank you for helping
them. Mr. Osako was a tourism clerk based in Tsuruga (Japanese port city)
who assisted European refugees making the voyage >from Russia's Vladivostok
to Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He distributed money to the
Jewish refuges provided my Jewish agencies. Mr. Kitade said he wrote the
book as he wanted the, "Japanese people and people of the Jewish communities
in the world to know about the important roles played by those ordinary
Japanese citizens."

To read this remarkable story and see photographs, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/ncs5g2f
Original url:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/df9afc49358845b881741c3e31300789/photos-wwii-
refugees-saved-japanese-official-are-idd

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press Researcher, for having the AP
interested in this story and for sharing it with us. Randy also contributed
to the story.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Need difficult to read Russian Gravestone translated #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

There is a gravestone on JOWBR under the name of Brana Khaimovna BRAVERMAN
from the Calarasi, Moldova cemetery. It is very difficult to read and
I would appreciate if someone would see if they can translate it for me.

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
talasky@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Readers will need to log into the JOWBR to find this record:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need difficult to read Russian Gravestone translated #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

There is a gravestone on JOWBR under the name of Brana Khaimovna BRAVERMAN
from the Calarasi, Moldova cemetery. It is very difficult to read and
I would appreciate if someone would see if they can translate it for me.

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
talasky@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Readers will need to log into the JOWBR to find this record:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/


Viewmate document identification - Polish #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I've posted a document dating to 1927 and written in Polish. I could
use some help interpreting it. Using Google Translate I was able to
figure out it has something to do with the orphan status of a
relative, Icek-Majer RUBINOWICZ of Kosow Poleski. It also seems to
indicate something about the loss of records during the war. But what
I don't know is what the document says about his status given that he
was determined to be an orphan.

If someone is able to explain what the outcome of this action is, I'd
really appreciate it.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43476

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much for any help or insight you can provide.

Regards,
Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate document identification - Polish #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I've posted a document dating to 1927 and written in Polish. I could
use some help interpreting it. Using Google Translate I was able to
figure out it has something to do with the orphan status of a
relative, Icek-Majer RUBINOWICZ of Kosow Poleski. It also seems to
indicate something about the loss of records during the war. But what
I don't know is what the document says about his status given that he
was determined to be an orphan.

If someone is able to explain what the outcome of this action is, I'd
really appreciate it.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43476

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much for any help or insight you can provide.

Regards,
Bob Fitterman


Looking to connect with DENISE BONHAM re Tafel family #unitedkingdom

Sheila Toffell
 

If Denise sees this, or someone knows her, please contact me. It is
regarding the family of Chaim Tafel.


Sheila Toffell,
Glen Rock, NJ

Researching: KORSUNSKY >from Stavische and Tarasche, BRIZINOV >from Rovnye,
FELDMAN and LAZARUS >from the Kiev region - all in the Ukraine.

LAKOMSKI >from Skulsk, RACHWALSKY >from Sclesin, SOMPOLINSKI >from Sompolno
TOFFEL >from Josefow nad Wisla, Opole Lubielskie and Ostrow Mazoweickie - all
in Poland.

HARRIS (>from Eric Street, Burdette Road, Mile End, all in London)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Looking to connect with DENISE BONHAM re Tafel family #unitedkingdom

Sheila Toffell
 

If Denise sees this, or someone knows her, please contact me. It is
regarding the family of Chaim Tafel.


Sheila Toffell,
Glen Rock, NJ

Researching: KORSUNSKY >from Stavische and Tarasche, BRIZINOV >from Rovnye,
FELDMAN and LAZARUS >from the Kiev region - all in the Ukraine.

LAKOMSKI >from Skulsk, RACHWALSKY >from Sclesin, SOMPOLINSKI >from Sompolno
TOFFEL >from Josefow nad Wisla, Opole Lubielskie and Ostrow Mazoweickie - all
in Poland.

HARRIS (>from Eric Street, Burdette Road, Mile End, all in London)


(Canada) Library and Archives Canada Released Guide to Sending and Receiving Homes for "Home Children" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Between 1869 and the 1930's over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from
the British Isles during what was known as the "child emigration movement".
These were orphaned, abandoned and pauper children that were sent by social
and economic, philanthropic and church organizations that sent the children
to Canada for a better chance for a healthy rural life in Canada. Families
welcomed them as a source of cheap labor and domestic help. The Library and
Archives Canada (LAC) hold extensive records on the children including
passenger lists, immigration correspondence files, inspection reports and
indexes to some records held in the United Kingdom. The database provides
access to more than 245,000 names of Home Children >from records held at
Library and Archives Canada and elsewhere. Searching is by Keywords;
Surname; Given Name(s); Ship; Year of Arrival and Code.

I have tried several searches with "Jewish sounding names" and have received
hits.

To read more about these children and to access the records go to:
http://tinyurl.com/lyptvw7
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-c
hildren-1869-1930/Pages/home-children.aspx

LAC recently published a guide to sending and receiving organizations for
the Home Children. To access the guide go to: http://tinyurl.com/nsxfv5v
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-c
hildren-1869-1930/home-children-guide/Pages/guide-organizations-receiving-ho
mes.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Released Guide to Sending and Receiving Homes for "Home Children" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Between 1869 and the 1930's over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from
the British Isles during what was known as the "child emigration movement".
These were orphaned, abandoned and pauper children that were sent by social
and economic, philanthropic and church organizations that sent the children
to Canada for a better chance for a healthy rural life in Canada. Families
welcomed them as a source of cheap labor and domestic help. The Library and
Archives Canada (LAC) hold extensive records on the children including
passenger lists, immigration correspondence files, inspection reports and
indexes to some records held in the United Kingdom. The database provides
access to more than 245,000 names of Home Children >from records held at
Library and Archives Canada and elsewhere. Searching is by Keywords;
Surname; Given Name(s); Ship; Year of Arrival and Code.

I have tried several searches with "Jewish sounding names" and have received
hits.

To read more about these children and to access the records go to:
http://tinyurl.com/lyptvw7
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-c
hildren-1869-1930/Pages/home-children.aspx

LAC recently published a guide to sending and receiving organizations for
the Home Children. To access the guide go to: http://tinyurl.com/nsxfv5v
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-c
hildren-1869-1930/home-children-guide/Pages/guide-organizations-receiving-ho
mes.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee