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Re: NAFTALI and HERTZ #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org (Solomon Schlussel solkeys@thejnet.com) wrote
on 30 Mar 2016 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My fathers name was NAFTALI Josef but I found the birth record which
says HERZ Joseph. Is it the same name, if not what can it be that it
says a different name?
Naftali, according to Bereshit 49:21, ran like a deer/doe/hind.
<http://biblehub.com/genesis/49-21.htm>

Deer in German is Hirsch.

Hirsch, Hersch, Hirschel, Harris are well-known kinuim for Naftali.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnui>

German 'das Herz' is 'the hart', but that is not what is meant here, imho.

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NAFTALI and HERTZ #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org (Solomon Schlussel solkeys@thejnet.com) wrote
on 30 Mar 2016 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My fathers name was NAFTALI Josef but I found the birth record which
says HERZ Joseph. Is it the same name, if not what can it be that it
says a different name?
Naftali, according to Bereshit 49:21, ran like a deer/doe/hind.
<http://biblehub.com/genesis/49-21.htm>

Deer in German is Hirsch.

Hirsch, Hersch, Hirschel, Harris are well-known kinuim for Naftali.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnui>

German 'das Herz' is 'the hart', but that is not what is meant here, imho.

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands


PECKERs or KORENs of Radomysl #ukraine

jacob.heisler@...
 

Hi everyone,

before I begin, considering how Radomysl is a relatively common name for
a town, I should elaborate: I'm referring to the one in between Kiev and
Zhitomir. Back in the Russian Empire, it was the capital of a district
in the Kiev Province.

With that out of the way, I was wondering if anyone hear happens to be
descended >from a PECKER >from that town. While looking them up on the
Ellis Island website, I noticed several people with that name >from the
same town. Assuming it isn't just referring to one of the Radomysls, I
suspect they is a decent possibility they are a relative.

If it helps, I'll share the story of my Pecker family.

My three-times-great-grandfather, Benjamin "Beinish" Pecker was drafted
to the Russian army when he was a boy. He survived his years of service,
returned to Radomysl, and had three children (two daughters and son,
Aron). While his wife was pregnant with my great-great-grandfather,
Beinish was (depending on the story) either run over by a wagon on
the way to the mikveh, or died in the mikveh.

My great-great-grandfather was named Beinish after him, and he was
nicknamed Beinish ben Beinish. He married an Esther KOREN and had a
baby, my great-grandmother Ada.

During the Russo-Japanese War, Beinish's widow, Chava, sent her two sons,
Aron and Beinish ben Beinish, to America to avoid getting drafted. Chava,
Esther, and toddler Ada followed a year later.

Beinish and his family then settled in Bayonne, New Jersey, and Beinish
Americanized his name to Benjamin.

I have no idea what happened to Aron after he came to America, since I
can't figure out what he Americanized Aron to. I know he married and
had children, but nothing more concrete than that. I don't have a clue
who Beinish's sisters are at all.

If any of this story sounds familiar to anyone, or you simply have a
PECKER in your family tree who lived in the area, please let me know.
Personally, I would especially love to hear >from a descendent of one
of Beinish Ben Beinish's siblings, or even one of my great-grandmother
Ada's brothers' children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I also wouldn't mind a KOREN, my great-great-grandmother's family.

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler.
Montreal, Canada


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine PECKERs or KORENs of Radomysl #ukraine

jacob.heisler@...
 

Hi everyone,

before I begin, considering how Radomysl is a relatively common name for
a town, I should elaborate: I'm referring to the one in between Kiev and
Zhitomir. Back in the Russian Empire, it was the capital of a district
in the Kiev Province.

With that out of the way, I was wondering if anyone hear happens to be
descended >from a PECKER >from that town. While looking them up on the
Ellis Island website, I noticed several people with that name >from the
same town. Assuming it isn't just referring to one of the Radomysls, I
suspect they is a decent possibility they are a relative.

If it helps, I'll share the story of my Pecker family.

My three-times-great-grandfather, Benjamin "Beinish" Pecker was drafted
to the Russian army when he was a boy. He survived his years of service,
returned to Radomysl, and had three children (two daughters and son,
Aron). While his wife was pregnant with my great-great-grandfather,
Beinish was (depending on the story) either run over by a wagon on
the way to the mikveh, or died in the mikveh.

My great-great-grandfather was named Beinish after him, and he was
nicknamed Beinish ben Beinish. He married an Esther KOREN and had a
baby, my great-grandmother Ada.

During the Russo-Japanese War, Beinish's widow, Chava, sent her two sons,
Aron and Beinish ben Beinish, to America to avoid getting drafted. Chava,
Esther, and toddler Ada followed a year later.

Beinish and his family then settled in Bayonne, New Jersey, and Beinish
Americanized his name to Benjamin.

I have no idea what happened to Aron after he came to America, since I
can't figure out what he Americanized Aron to. I know he married and
had children, but nothing more concrete than that. I don't have a clue
who Beinish's sisters are at all.

If any of this story sounds familiar to anyone, or you simply have a
PECKER in your family tree who lived in the area, please let me know.
Personally, I would especially love to hear >from a descendent of one
of Beinish Ben Beinish's siblings, or even one of my great-grandmother
Ada's brothers' children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I also wouldn't mind a KOREN, my great-great-grandmother's family.

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler.
Montreal, Canada


Orange County CA Jewish Genealogy Society April 3rd Meeting - Reminder #general

Susan Rosin
 

Below is the information for the April 3rd, Orange County (CA) Jewish
Genealogical Society meeting.
OCJGS APRIL MEETING:
April 3rd, 2016
1:30 - 3:30pm
Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Topic: Beyond the Manifest - Methods for confirming one's ancestral origins
Speaker: Emily Garber

Overview of the Presentation: Emily Garber explains how using a strong, well
defined methodology for genealogical research and documentation can help you
overcome brick walls or avoid them altogether. Through case studies, she
also illustrates often-overlooked information available in both common and
relatively obscure sources.

Cost: $5

Please see our website: http://www.ocjgs.org/

Susan Rosin
msrosin@roadrunner.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Orange County CA Jewish Genealogy Society April 3rd Meeting - Reminder #general

Susan Rosin
 

Below is the information for the April 3rd, Orange County (CA) Jewish
Genealogical Society meeting.
OCJGS APRIL MEETING:
April 3rd, 2016
1:30 - 3:30pm
Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Topic: Beyond the Manifest - Methods for confirming one's ancestral origins
Speaker: Emily Garber

Overview of the Presentation: Emily Garber explains how using a strong, well
defined methodology for genealogical research and documentation can help you
overcome brick walls or avoid them altogether. Through case studies, she
also illustrates often-overlooked information available in both common and
relatively obscure sources.

Cost: $5

Please see our website: http://www.ocjgs.org/

Susan Rosin
msrosin@roadrunner.com


April 2016 MNJGS Meeting #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The next meeting of the MN Jewish Genealogical Society is scheduled for Tuesday,
April 19, 2016 >from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Golden Valley Public Library (main
meeting room) -see link for address and directions below.

Our meeting will focus on breaking down Brick Walls; in genealogy speak, how to
overcome those dreaded and all too common research dead-ends.

The structure of our April meeting will include presentation of current Brick Wall
examples provided by you our members, (which the group attending will respond to)
based upon information the presenter will provide in advance (see process below)
as well as examples of Brick Wall challenges that have been overcome (and how).

In order to manage our meeting time effectively, for those interested in sharing
their research challenges (both open and solved), we are asking members to submit
to the Planning Committee in advance and in writing, examples of Brick Walls they
would like the group to help them with using the process as described below. Given
the complexity of many research challenges and the relatively brief time that the
Planning Committee and members will have to review, presenters should not expect
that their Brick Walls will be solved at the meeting, but rather that they might
learn about new paths to take and sources to find that will help them in their
research process.

Process and information for considering a Brick Wall example:
1) Submitters send a succinct summary of the brick wall challenge to be solved
including enough detail for others to follow, i.e., names, dates, places,
relationships to the submitter, including a portion of your family tree only with
people relevant to the Brick Wall- please do not send a tree with hundreds or even
dozens of names. The summary should include the paths of research the submitter has
already taken including the specific documents and information sources reviewed and
the results of those reviews.
2)In the case of Brick Walls that have been solved, forward the information above,
and include in the brief summary how the challenge was solved including the process
taken and documents and information sources that led to the success.
3)The Planning Committee will review the Brick Walls submitted and send its own
summary of those that will be considered at our meeting to all members in advance
of the meeting for their review. Members should review the information and come
prepared to offer help or suggestions if they can. All suggestions of help will be
welcomed and appreciated.

For those who anticipate providing Brick Wall information for our April 19 meeting, please forward the information to the Planning Committee members at their email addresses below no later than Sunday, April 3rd.
Walter Elias wselias@msn.com
Steven Greenstein slg56@comcast.net

Other Society member related items:
Please remember to check the Society's website at http://www.mnjgs.org for
meeting announcements, various updates on genealogy topics, local meetings of
relevance, etc..

Map/Directions to the Golden Valley Public Library, 830 Winnetka Ave. North,
Golden Valley, MN. 55427
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Golden+Valley+Library/@44.988222,-93.3815207,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1bd2c25fc5490bb3

Steven Greenstein, MNJGS Secretary
MN Jewish Genealogical Society Planning Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April 2016 MNJGS Meeting #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The next meeting of the MN Jewish Genealogical Society is scheduled for Tuesday,
April 19, 2016 >from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Golden Valley Public Library (main
meeting room) -see link for address and directions below.

Our meeting will focus on breaking down Brick Walls; in genealogy speak, how to
overcome those dreaded and all too common research dead-ends.

The structure of our April meeting will include presentation of current Brick Wall
examples provided by you our members, (which the group attending will respond to)
based upon information the presenter will provide in advance (see process below)
as well as examples of Brick Wall challenges that have been overcome (and how).

In order to manage our meeting time effectively, for those interested in sharing
their research challenges (both open and solved), we are asking members to submit
to the Planning Committee in advance and in writing, examples of Brick Walls they
would like the group to help them with using the process as described below. Given
the complexity of many research challenges and the relatively brief time that the
Planning Committee and members will have to review, presenters should not expect
that their Brick Walls will be solved at the meeting, but rather that they might
learn about new paths to take and sources to find that will help them in their
research process.

Process and information for considering a Brick Wall example:
1) Submitters send a succinct summary of the brick wall challenge to be solved
including enough detail for others to follow, i.e., names, dates, places,
relationships to the submitter, including a portion of your family tree only with
people relevant to the Brick Wall- please do not send a tree with hundreds or even
dozens of names. The summary should include the paths of research the submitter has
already taken including the specific documents and information sources reviewed and
the results of those reviews.
2)In the case of Brick Walls that have been solved, forward the information above,
and include in the brief summary how the challenge was solved including the process
taken and documents and information sources that led to the success.
3)The Planning Committee will review the Brick Walls submitted and send its own
summary of those that will be considered at our meeting to all members in advance
of the meeting for their review. Members should review the information and come
prepared to offer help or suggestions if they can. All suggestions of help will be
welcomed and appreciated.

For those who anticipate providing Brick Wall information for our April 19 meeting, please forward the information to the Planning Committee members at their email addresses below no later than Sunday, April 3rd.
Walter Elias wselias@msn.com
Steven Greenstein slg56@comcast.net

Other Society member related items:
Please remember to check the Society's website at http://www.mnjgs.org for
meeting announcements, various updates on genealogy topics, local meetings of
relevance, etc..

Map/Directions to the Golden Valley Public Library, 830 Winnetka Ave. North,
Golden Valley, MN. 55427
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Golden+Valley+Library/@44.988222,-93.3815207,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1bd2c25fc5490bb3

Steven Greenstein, MNJGS Secretary
MN Jewish Genealogical Society Planning Committee


Looking for the family of RUTH MICHEL #southafrica

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I am looking for information on the family RUTH MICHEL. I believe her
mother was Esther who's uncle was Leib Kadisch a great great uncle of
mine. I am trying to learn more about his family. If anyone knows
about this family or where I can find more info about how to get in
touch with them please be in touch. Thank you for your help in this
matter. Below is all the information I have learned about them. Most is
from a letter >from 1976 to a cousin of mine.
Ruth and Bert Michel’s address at the time was a P. O. Box in
Marshalltown 2107
Transvaal
Rep. of S. Africa

Bert was apparently a stock broker at:
L. Bowman & Michel
tel. 838 26312 / 836 6316
The family had "a cottage at the Cape".
Their two daughters, Diane and Janet, were married in the 70s to men
named Robert and Myron, respectively, but there were no last names given.

I believe Ruth died in the 90's and is buried in SA. Where or what is
Marshalltown?


Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem Israel
--
Searching for:
BERMAN _
BUCHMAK -
COVITZ -St Louis Missouri
HIRSCHOWITZ - Friedrichstadt, Riga, New York
KAUFF - Wolcysk, Russia
KIRSCHNER - Poland, New York
KIRZNER- Poland
LITVAK -
LEVINE -
ROSESTEIN - Russia
SCHAEFFER - New York
SHEVAKH- Peski
SHMERKOVITZ -
SHUVAL - Kovno
WORK - Yanoff, Galicia, Austria , New York
WAG - Yanoff, Galicia, Austria
WEISS- New York


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Looking for the family of RUTH MICHEL #southafrica

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I am looking for information on the family RUTH MICHEL. I believe her
mother was Esther who's uncle was Leib Kadisch a great great uncle of
mine. I am trying to learn more about his family. If anyone knows
about this family or where I can find more info about how to get in
touch with them please be in touch. Thank you for your help in this
matter. Below is all the information I have learned about them. Most is
from a letter >from 1976 to a cousin of mine.
Ruth and Bert Michel’s address at the time was a P. O. Box in
Marshalltown 2107
Transvaal
Rep. of S. Africa

Bert was apparently a stock broker at:
L. Bowman & Michel
tel. 838 26312 / 836 6316
The family had "a cottage at the Cape".
Their two daughters, Diane and Janet, were married in the 70s to men
named Robert and Myron, respectively, but there were no last names given.

I believe Ruth died in the 90's and is buried in SA. Where or what is
Marshalltown?


Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem Israel
--
Searching for:
BERMAN _
BUCHMAK -
COVITZ -St Louis Missouri
HIRSCHOWITZ - Friedrichstadt, Riga, New York
KAUFF - Wolcysk, Russia
KIRSCHNER - Poland, New York
KIRZNER- Poland
LITVAK -
LEVINE -
ROSESTEIN - Russia
SCHAEFFER - New York
SHEVAKH- Peski
SHMERKOVITZ -
SHUVAL - Kovno
WORK - Yanoff, Galicia, Austria , New York
WAG - Yanoff, Galicia, Austria
WEISS- New York


Re: tracking a Certificate of Arrival number to the Naturalization C-file #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Marty Meyers asked whether it's possible to find naturalization papers if one knows
the number of a Certificate of Arrival and the date it was issued.

My short answer is no. For people who were seeking citizenship after 1925 and
claimed they arrived after June 29, 1906, certificates of arrival were issued by
the Department of Labor or Department of Justice, and the numbers were transcribed
onto manifests. However, there's no index or other means that can be used to use
the C.O.A. number to find declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization,
naturalization certificates, or anything else. The prefix to the C.O.A. number
identifies the court (I think in Marty's relative's case, the "2" is for the
Southern District of New York) and the accompanying date is when the notation on
the manifest was written, but that's it.

However, when applying to the U.S.C.I.S. for naturalization documents, it's still
useful to include the number, because if the C.O.A. is in the file and the clerk
getting the document is on the ball, they can be sure that they have the "right"
Morris Cohen.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: tracking a Certificate of Arrival number to the Naturalization C-file #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Marty Meyers asked whether it's possible to find naturalization papers if one knows
the number of a Certificate of Arrival and the date it was issued.

My short answer is no. For people who were seeking citizenship after 1925 and
claimed they arrived after June 29, 1906, certificates of arrival were issued by
the Department of Labor or Department of Justice, and the numbers were transcribed
onto manifests. However, there's no index or other means that can be used to use
the C.O.A. number to find declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization,
naturalization certificates, or anything else. The prefix to the C.O.A. number
identifies the court (I think in Marty's relative's case, the "2" is for the
Southern District of New York) and the accompanying date is when the notation on
the manifest was written, but that's it.

However, when applying to the U.S.C.I.S. for naturalization documents, it's still
useful to include the number, because if the C.O.A. is in the file and the clerk
getting the document is on the ball, they can be sure that they have the "right"
Morris Cohen.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: Looking for John H. GOLDSMITH #general

Deborah Blinder
 

Thanks to the responses of several list members, I've learned that
John passed away in 2004, but he donated some research to the Leo
Baeck Institute. I'm looking through those documents now.

Thank you, everyone who offered suggestions. I've thanked each of you individually,
but I also wanted to let the list know that my search has borne fruit.

Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York and Missouri),
BLINDER (Russia to New York via France), KUSHER/KUSZER (Poland
to New York via France), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for John H. GOLDSMITH #general

Deborah Blinder
 

Thanks to the responses of several list members, I've learned that
John passed away in 2004, but he donated some research to the Leo
Baeck Institute. I'm looking through those documents now.

Thank you, everyone who offered suggestions. I've thanked each of you individually,
but I also wanted to let the list know that my search has borne fruit.

Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York and Missouri),
BLINDER (Russia to New York via France), KUSHER/KUSZER (Poland
to New York via France), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


Re: Civil Marriage in Galicia #general

Mark Halpern
 

The usual reason for a civil marriage years after a religious marriage
that was not recognized by the Austrian government was due to some
interface of the subjects or their children with the legal or
administrative system in the Austrian Empire. This could be emigration,
some kind of registration, or inheritance. Given that Simon was 70 years
old at the time, my guess is inheritance by the spouse or the children
who were not legally related to Simon before the civil marriage.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

nicole.y.de.c@gmail.com wrote:
Hello genners
My ggrandfather Simon Stieglitz married Rochma Hirschfeld in 1900 in Biecz,
former Galicia.Their civil marriage was registered 20 years later. I would like to
know the posible reasons they had to finally have a civil marriage. This
registration took place when he was 70 years old. He died 2 years after that.
Maybe he was sick and had some personal legal interest such as his heritage?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Civil Marriage in Galicia #general

Mark Halpern
 

The usual reason for a civil marriage years after a religious marriage
that was not recognized by the Austrian government was due to some
interface of the subjects or their children with the legal or
administrative system in the Austrian Empire. This could be emigration,
some kind of registration, or inheritance. Given that Simon was 70 years
old at the time, my guess is inheritance by the spouse or the children
who were not legally related to Simon before the civil marriage.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

nicole.y.de.c@gmail.com wrote:
Hello genners
My ggrandfather Simon Stieglitz married Rochma Hirschfeld in 1900 in Biecz,
former Galicia.Their civil marriage was registered 20 years later. I would like to
know the posible reasons they had to finally have a civil marriage. This
registration took place when he was 70 years old. He died 2 years after that.
Maybe he was sick and had some personal legal interest such as his heritage?


Asking for help with decrypting a document Census Lodz #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
David Price kindly rescued me the next document data, which is Census Lodz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvaUVVQUJsOGM3b1U/view
I miss a few words he could not decipher marked in red, they may help
me. I'd appreciate very those who can decrypt / translate them for me.
Thank you
David Nesher
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Asking for help with decrypting a document Census Lodz #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
David Price kindly rescued me the next document data, which is Census Lodz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvaUVVQUJsOGM3b1U/view
I miss a few words he could not decipher marked in red, they may help
me. I'd appreciate very those who can decrypt / translate them for me.
Thank you
David Nesher
Israel


(UK)Isle of Man Museum--Relaunched Website - Internees During WW1 and More #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish
Sea between England and Ireland. The Isle of Man was a base for alien
civilian internment camps in both the First World War (1914-1918) and the
Second World War (1939=9645) During World War I the British government
interned male citizens of the Central Powers, principally Germany,
Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Turkey. They were held mainly in internment
camps at Knockaloe, close to Peel, and a smaller one near Douglas.

During World War II the Isle of Man was used as the primary site for the
internment of civilian enemy aliens, both male and female. The camps were
predominantly in commandeered hotels and boarding houses in seaside towns on
the island. Around the camps for males, barbed wire fences were erected. The
camps were in operation >from 27 May 1940 to 5 September 1945. The largest
recorded number of internees on the island was 10,024, reached in August
1940. There were ten camps on the island:
Mooragh Camp, Ramsey
Peveril Camp, Peel
Onchan Camp, Onchan
Rushan Camp, Port St Mary and Port Erin (for female and family internees only)
Central Camp, Douglas
Palace Camp, Douglas
Metropole Camp, Douglas
Hutchinson Camp, Douglas
Granville Camp, Douglas
Sefton Camp, Douglas

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_concentration_and_internment_camps#Isle_of_Man
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/gnnafwm )
The Isle of Man Museum website has recently been relaunched and includes
photographic evidence of people interned there during WW1. There are about
12,000 WW1 internment Images of which about 3,000 images show life at camp.
When I put =93Jewish=94 in search box 241 results appeared, not all with
photographs. Go to: http://www.imuseum.im/
To read their blog about this collection see:
http://www.imuseum.im/?p=411

Not all people have photographs attached to their file. By typing in the
name Cohen and looking through the various people and selecting one with
first name Harry I obtained the following information:
Harry Cohen
Epithet: Douglas Camp internee, Isle of Man
Record type: First World War Internees
Biography: Released >from Douglas Camp 8.3.1916 by order of the Secretary of
State, to go to Salford. Douglas Camp internee number: 3183. (MS 09310
Douglas Alien Detention Camp administration and discharge register;page 100.
MD 1528/1 (MS 06465) 9.3.1916.)
Nationality: Austrian
Gender: Male
Courtesy of Manx National Heritage

from those results >from "Jewish" inquiry:
Adolf Ziskind
Epithet: Douglas Camp internee, Isle of Man
Record type: First World War Internees
Biography: Received at Douglas Camp >from Stobs 15.11.1915. One of 15 Jewish
internees transferred >from Douglas Camp to Knockaloe Camp, Peel in the
morning of 26.11.1915. Douglas Camp internee number: 4177. (MS 09310 Douglas
Alien Detention Camp administration and discharge register; page 131. MD
15028/1 (MS 06465) 26.11.1915.) Nationality: Turkish Gender: Male
Courtesy of Manx National Heritage

Recently, they also introduced a subscription database website for
Newspapers and Publications http://www.newspapers.gov.im. Manx Newspapers
and Publications >from 1792 to 1960 amounting to nearly 400,000 pages of
newsprint are available to browse and search. The Museum also added the German
language WW1 internment camp newspapers. These have been translated and can be
searched in either German or English to reveal details of internees in Knockaloe
Registration to use the site is free but to access publications costs (a 24 hour
subscription is - approximately $10 US Dollars). The newspaper database
covers far more than World War 1. In the search box I put in "internment"
and World War ll as well as World War l articles came up titles only as I do
not have a paid subscription. Articles also included births, marriages and
deaths, court cases, visitors to the islands and other usual commentary for
those who resided in the Isle. The blog article on their newspapers and
publications can be read at: http://www.imuseum.im/?p=41

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, OBE, Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Britain for informing us about this very interesting website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK)Isle of Man Museum--Relaunched Website - Internees During WW1 and More #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish
Sea between England and Ireland. The Isle of Man was a base for alien
civilian internment camps in both the First World War (1914-1918) and the
Second World War (1939=9645) During World War I the British government
interned male citizens of the Central Powers, principally Germany,
Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Turkey. They were held mainly in internment
camps at Knockaloe, close to Peel, and a smaller one near Douglas.

During World War II the Isle of Man was used as the primary site for the
internment of civilian enemy aliens, both male and female. The camps were
predominantly in commandeered hotels and boarding houses in seaside towns on
the island. Around the camps for males, barbed wire fences were erected. The
camps were in operation >from 27 May 1940 to 5 September 1945. The largest
recorded number of internees on the island was 10,024, reached in August
1940. There were ten camps on the island:
Mooragh Camp, Ramsey
Peveril Camp, Peel
Onchan Camp, Onchan
Rushan Camp, Port St Mary and Port Erin (for female and family internees only)
Central Camp, Douglas
Palace Camp, Douglas
Metropole Camp, Douglas
Hutchinson Camp, Douglas
Granville Camp, Douglas
Sefton Camp, Douglas

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_concentration_and_internment_camps#Isle_of_Man
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/gnnafwm )
The Isle of Man Museum website has recently been relaunched and includes
photographic evidence of people interned there during WW1. There are about
12,000 WW1 internment Images of which about 3,000 images show life at camp.
When I put =93Jewish=94 in search box 241 results appeared, not all with
photographs. Go to: http://www.imuseum.im/
To read their blog about this collection see:
http://www.imuseum.im/?p=411

Not all people have photographs attached to their file. By typing in the
name Cohen and looking through the various people and selecting one with
first name Harry I obtained the following information:
Harry Cohen
Epithet: Douglas Camp internee, Isle of Man
Record type: First World War Internees
Biography: Released >from Douglas Camp 8.3.1916 by order of the Secretary of
State, to go to Salford. Douglas Camp internee number: 3183. (MS 09310
Douglas Alien Detention Camp administration and discharge register;page 100.
MD 1528/1 (MS 06465) 9.3.1916.)
Nationality: Austrian
Gender: Male
Courtesy of Manx National Heritage

from those results >from "Jewish" inquiry:
Adolf Ziskind
Epithet: Douglas Camp internee, Isle of Man
Record type: First World War Internees
Biography: Received at Douglas Camp >from Stobs 15.11.1915. One of 15 Jewish
internees transferred >from Douglas Camp to Knockaloe Camp, Peel in the
morning of 26.11.1915. Douglas Camp internee number: 4177. (MS 09310 Douglas
Alien Detention Camp administration and discharge register; page 131. MD
15028/1 (MS 06465) 26.11.1915.) Nationality: Turkish Gender: Male
Courtesy of Manx National Heritage

Recently, they also introduced a subscription database website for
Newspapers and Publications http://www.newspapers.gov.im. Manx Newspapers
and Publications >from 1792 to 1960 amounting to nearly 400,000 pages of
newsprint are available to browse and search. The Museum also added the German
language WW1 internment camp newspapers. These have been translated and can be
searched in either German or English to reveal details of internees in Knockaloe
Registration to use the site is free but to access publications costs (a 24 hour
subscription is - approximately $10 US Dollars). The newspaper database
covers far more than World War 1. In the search box I put in "internment"
and World War ll as well as World War l articles came up titles only as I do
not have a paid subscription. Articles also included births, marriages and
deaths, court cases, visitors to the islands and other usual commentary for
those who resided in the Isle. The blog article on their newspapers and
publications can be read at: http://www.imuseum.im/?p=41

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, OBE, Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Britain for informing us about this very interesting website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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