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looking for Symcha AJZENGOLD #general

Helen Gardner
 

Hi everyone.
Happy New Year (almost!)
I am trying to track down a Symcha Joina AJZENGOLD, born 17 August 1898
in Warsaw, who is almost certainly a relative. I'd like to know who his
parents were and what happened to him.
He is one of the lucky people who got a Sugihara visa and wound up in
Shanghai in 1941, where he stayed, supported by the Joint, until 1949.
He arrived in San Francisco on the General M C Meigs on 24 Jan 1949.
The actual shipping record says he is "in transit", and since he gives
an address as 270 Madison Ave. New York, that's probably where he was in
transit to. However, US census data for the 1950s is not yet released
and I don't know enough about the US system to know where to go >from
here.
I would be most grateful if anyone could help me follow up on this.

Helen Gardner
Melbourne, Australia
Family names: FELD, MLYNARZ/MILLER, AJGENGOLD, BLANK, RASTENBERG,
BLUMBERG, RAKOWER, possibly PREFSEIZEN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for Symcha AJZENGOLD #general

Helen Gardner
 

Hi everyone.
Happy New Year (almost!)
I am trying to track down a Symcha Joina AJZENGOLD, born 17 August 1898
in Warsaw, who is almost certainly a relative. I'd like to know who his
parents were and what happened to him.
He is one of the lucky people who got a Sugihara visa and wound up in
Shanghai in 1941, where he stayed, supported by the Joint, until 1949.
He arrived in San Francisco on the General M C Meigs on 24 Jan 1949.
The actual shipping record says he is "in transit", and since he gives
an address as 270 Madison Ave. New York, that's probably where he was in
transit to. However, US census data for the 1950s is not yet released
and I don't know enough about the US system to know where to go >from
here.
I would be most grateful if anyone could help me follow up on this.

Helen Gardner
Melbourne, Australia
Family names: FELD, MLYNARZ/MILLER, AJGENGOLD, BLANK, RASTENBERG,
BLUMBERG, RAKOWER, possibly PREFSEIZEN


SCHLESINGER / KOHN #poland

Gerald and Margaret
 

I have hit a brick wall with my research into the children of
my Maternal Great(x2)GPs, Ludwig (or Lippmann) SCHLESINGER (1835-1899)
and Handel KOHN.(1833-1912)

They had 8 children born between 1861 and 1873, but I can find no
information about one of them, Hermine.

The other children were : Regina, Leo, Max (my MGGF), Karl, Martha,
Georg, and Richard.

The oldest, Regina, and the youngest Richard,were born in
Gleiwitz/Gliwice, in Upper Silesia, then Prussia, now Poland;
it's likely that Hermine was also. There were about 2000 Jews
in Gleiwitz at that time.

I have been told by a relative that she married Sigmund LABAND.
One of her sisters, Martha, married his brother, Alexander LABAND.


As the name SCHLESINGER was quite common in that region, was
Hermine a cousin rather than a sibling ? Ludwig SCHLESINGER
was the youngest of 8 siblings.

Any suggestions where I could look ?

Margaret LEVIN
Finchley, London, UK
(Researching STEIN, MASUR, GOLDSCHMIDT, RACHWALSKY, JARISLOWSKY,
all >from Silesia)


JRI Poland #Poland SCHLESINGER / KOHN #poland

Gerald and Margaret
 

I have hit a brick wall with my research into the children of
my Maternal Great(x2)GPs, Ludwig (or Lippmann) SCHLESINGER (1835-1899)
and Handel KOHN.(1833-1912)

They had 8 children born between 1861 and 1873, but I can find no
information about one of them, Hermine.

The other children were : Regina, Leo, Max (my MGGF), Karl, Martha,
Georg, and Richard.

The oldest, Regina, and the youngest Richard,were born in
Gleiwitz/Gliwice, in Upper Silesia, then Prussia, now Poland;
it's likely that Hermine was also. There were about 2000 Jews
in Gleiwitz at that time.

I have been told by a relative that she married Sigmund LABAND.
One of her sisters, Martha, married his brother, Alexander LABAND.


As the name SCHLESINGER was quite common in that region, was
Hermine a cousin rather than a sibling ? Ludwig SCHLESINGER
was the youngest of 8 siblings.

Any suggestions where I could look ?

Margaret LEVIN
Finchley, London, UK
(Researching STEIN, MASUR, GOLDSCHMIDT, RACHWALSKY, JARISLOWSKY,
all >from Silesia)


INTRO and Aglasterhausen Home for Displaced Children in Germany #germany

Alex Magocsi
 

Good Morning,

I recently subscribed to the GerSIG and wish now to formally introduce
myself.

I am a US citizen currently living in Germany. I have been conducting
family history research for approximately 30 years primarily focusing on
the following family names:
KIRCHGRABER: originating in Ehingen, Bad. Wuerttemberg, Germany
WHITNEY: still searching for origin
GROSZ / GROSS: originating in Nyirbator, Hungary
GREIF: originating in Fulyan, Saros County, Austria Hungary
MAGOCSI: originating in Gyula-Jovancza, now Gyulaj, Tolna County, Hungary

Like many US American families, mine is a mixture of nationalities and
religious backgrounds.

At times I branch out when something piques my interest.
I became interested in the Aglasterhausen Home for Displaced Children in
Germany due to a death in the family.
Because of this interest I recently submitted a comment / request to
GerSIG with the purpose of locating photos taken at the facility.
I am most interested in photos of the children, looking for members of
the family.
I have already received some interesting details regarding this Home and
have thanked the responders directly.

Regards >from Hamburg,
Alex Magocsi York Maine and Hamburg Germany awmjr@magocsi.org


German SIG #Germany INTRO and Aglasterhausen Home for Displaced Children in Germany #germany

Alex Magocsi
 

Good Morning,

I recently subscribed to the GerSIG and wish now to formally introduce
myself.

I am a US citizen currently living in Germany. I have been conducting
family history research for approximately 30 years primarily focusing on
the following family names:
KIRCHGRABER: originating in Ehingen, Bad. Wuerttemberg, Germany
WHITNEY: still searching for origin
GROSZ / GROSS: originating in Nyirbator, Hungary
GREIF: originating in Fulyan, Saros County, Austria Hungary
MAGOCSI: originating in Gyula-Jovancza, now Gyulaj, Tolna County, Hungary

Like many US American families, mine is a mixture of nationalities and
religious backgrounds.

At times I branch out when something piques my interest.
I became interested in the Aglasterhausen Home for Displaced Children in
Germany due to a death in the family.
Because of this interest I recently submitted a comment / request to
GerSIG with the purpose of locating photos taken at the facility.
I am most interested in photos of the children, looking for members of
the family.
I have already received some interesting details regarding this Home and
have thanked the responders directly.

Regards >from Hamburg,
Alex Magocsi York Maine and Hamburg Germany awmjr@magocsi.org


Reinman-Moster family in New York #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Meilich (Elimelech) Reinman
whose second wife was Yochved Rivka daughter of Rabbi Meshullam Zusha
Isaac Halberstam who was Dayan of Ratsfurt. Their daughter Sara Rachel
married Yakov Asher Moster.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Reinman-Moster family in New York #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Meilich (Elimelech) Reinman
whose second wife was Yochved Rivka daughter of Rabbi Meshullam Zusha
Isaac Halberstam who was Dayan of Ratsfurt. Their daughter Sara Rachel
married Yakov Asher Moster.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reinman-Moster family in New York #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Meilich (Elimelech) Reinman
whose second wife was Yochved Rivka daughter of Rabbi Meshullam Zusha
Isaac Halberstam who was Dayan of Ratsfurt. Their daughter Sara Rachel
married Yakov Asher Moster.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Reinman-Moster family in New York #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Meilich (Elimelech) Reinman
whose second wife was Yochved Rivka daughter of Rabbi Meshullam Zusha
Isaac Halberstam who was Dayan of Ratsfurt. Their daughter Sara Rachel
married Yakov Asher Moster.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: looking for Symcha AJZENGOLD #general

Susan&David
 

Symcha AJZENGOLD was in transit because Sugihara visas were transit
visas. If you google "Sugihara Visas" you can read the details.
270 Madison Ave. NYC was merely the 1949 address of the office of
American Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC). I believe he may never
have gone to New York and could have settled anywhere.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/30/2017 8:02 AM, Helen Gardner Helen@thegardners.com.au wrote:
...
I am trying to track down a Symcha Joina AJZENGOLD, born 17 August 1898
in Warsaw..... who is almost certainly a relative. I'd like to know who his
parents were and what happened to him.
He is one of the lucky people who got a Sugihara visa and wound up in
Shanghai in 1941, where he stayed, supported by the Joint, until 1949.
He arrived in San Francisco on the General M C Meigs on 24 Jan 1949.
The actual shipping record says he is "in transit", and since he gives
an address as 270 Madison Ave. New York, that's probably where he was in
transit to....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: looking for Symcha AJZENGOLD #general

Susan&David
 

Symcha AJZENGOLD was in transit because Sugihara visas were transit
visas. If you google "Sugihara Visas" you can read the details.
270 Madison Ave. NYC was merely the 1949 address of the office of
American Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC). I believe he may never
have gone to New York and could have settled anywhere.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/30/2017 8:02 AM, Helen Gardner Helen@thegardners.com.au wrote:
...
I am trying to track down a Symcha Joina AJZENGOLD, born 17 August 1898
in Warsaw..... who is almost certainly a relative. I'd like to know who his
parents were and what happened to him.
He is one of the lucky people who got a Sugihara visa and wound up in
Shanghai in 1941, where he stayed, supported by the Joint, until 1949.
He arrived in San Francisco on the General M C Meigs on 24 Jan 1949.
The actual shipping record says he is "in transit", and since he gives
an address as 270 Madison Ave. New York, that's probably where he was in
transit to....


(UK) UPDATE British Film Archive Makes Available Footage of British Jews in 20th Century #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have been informed by Jeremy Frankel, SFBAJGS President, that the BFI
Player films cannot be played outside of the United Kingdom. If one clicks
on one of the player films and they are located outside of the UK, then they
receive a notice that says: "location is not authorized and that BFI Player
films cannot be played outside of the UK."

Those readers located in the UK enjoy the films!

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) UPDATE British Film Archive Makes Available Footage of British Jews in 20th Century #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have been informed by Jeremy Frankel, SFBAJGS President, that the BFI
Player films cannot be played outside of the United Kingdom. If one clicks
on one of the player films and they are located outside of the UK, then they
receive a notice that says: "location is not authorized and that BFI Player
films cannot be played outside of the UK."

Those readers located in the UK enjoy the films!

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(UK) British Film Archive Makes Available Footage of British Jews in 20th Century #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Film Archive is making available feature films, home movies,
newsreels and more all documenting life for British Jews during the 20th
century. The collection is called : Jewish Britain on Film
Much of the collection is free to view. The historic films coincide with the
1905 Aliens Act. According to Wikipedia, The Aliens Act was an Act of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. This
established for the first time immigration controls and registration, and
gave the Home Secretary overall responsibility for immigration and
nationality matters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_Act_1905. BFI
Curator Simon McCallum explains the films rely on "Jewish stereotypes of
the time, which were pretty anti-Semitic in nature." This was the time many
Jews were fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe. After World War 1 the
attitudes shifted which is shown in movies such as the General Post. The
films do not depict only London. The films depict Jewish life in the UK
throughout the 20th century. The films depict the various stages of Jewish
life in the 20th century >from immigration to emigration (to Palestine) to
recognition of importance of Jews in British history.

In addition to the free films there are a selection of clips on the BFI
YouTube Channel.

The free collection may be accessed at:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

There are also some films available on their rental collection:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

This collection is part of a larger project, Britain in Film were they BFI
is attempting to digitize over 10,000 titles.

To read more and see some of the clips read:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/now-online-never-before-seen-footage-of-1900s-jewish-britain/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y8du8x39 --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) British Film Archive Makes Available Footage of British Jews in 20th Century #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Film Archive is making available feature films, home movies,
newsreels and more all documenting life for British Jews during the 20th
century. The collection is called : Jewish Britain on Film
Much of the collection is free to view. The historic films coincide with the
1905 Aliens Act. According to Wikipedia, The Aliens Act was an Act of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. This
established for the first time immigration controls and registration, and
gave the Home Secretary overall responsibility for immigration and
nationality matters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_Act_1905. BFI
Curator Simon McCallum explains the films rely on "Jewish stereotypes of
the time, which were pretty anti-Semitic in nature." This was the time many
Jews were fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe. After World War 1 the
attitudes shifted which is shown in movies such as the General Post. The
films do not depict only London. The films depict Jewish life in the UK
throughout the 20th century. The films depict the various stages of Jewish
life in the 20th century >from immigration to emigration (to Palestine) to
recognition of importance of Jews in British history.

In addition to the free films there are a selection of clips on the BFI
YouTube Channel.

The free collection may be accessed at:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

There are also some films available on their rental collection:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

This collection is part of a larger project, Britain in Film were they BFI
is attempting to digitize over 10,000 titles.

To read more and see some of the clips read:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/now-online-never-before-seen-footage-of-1900s-jewish-britain/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y8du8x39 --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Who's Who 1999 Harry KEIZAN #southafrica

Marcella Shames
 

Hi List

Does anyone have access to a 1999 copy of Who's Who?

I am looking for the bio (and possibly photo) of Harry KEIZAN pg 256.


I have recently started researching this family - anyone with info on the
ancestors of Harry KEIZAN who married Fannie KOWARSKY, please email me off list.


Thank you
Marcella Findlay Shames


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Who's Who 1999 Harry KEIZAN #southafrica

Marcella Shames
 

Hi List

Does anyone have access to a 1999 copy of Who's Who?

I am looking for the bio (and possibly photo) of Harry KEIZAN pg 256.


I have recently started researching this family - anyone with info on the
ancestors of Harry KEIZAN who married Fannie KOWARSKY, please email me off list.


Thank you
Marcella Findlay Shames


A heartfelt thank you from the board of JRI-Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 1st, I asked you - our users and supporters - to remember
JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

Now, as we near the end of the month and close out 2017, it appears
we will be setting an all-time record for the number of donations
received in any December since we first started 22 years ago.
Recurring donations were also initiated, which reflects a desire
to continue supporting the organization that has made such a
difference for your research.

We don't have a total yet...but the donations, big and small, will
do what we set out to do...and that is raise funds to enhance our
ability to continue to expand our database with additional entries
and information for your town(s).

At the same time, many of you have written to comment on how
important JRI-Poland has been to your research and for some of you,
how our work has resulted in life-changing discoveries. We are
very appreciative of the kind words we have received.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity this month
and in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not
yet made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider
doing so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
organization with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising.
Because JRI-Poland's database, discussion group and website are
hosted by JewishGen, as a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland
enables its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's
All Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2018 to all our friends. May it be a year of health
and continued success.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland A heartfelt thank you from the board of JRI-Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 1st, I asked you - our users and supporters - to remember
JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

Now, as we near the end of the month and close out 2017, it appears
we will be setting an all-time record for the number of donations
received in any December since we first started 22 years ago.
Recurring donations were also initiated, which reflects a desire
to continue supporting the organization that has made such a
difference for your research.

We don't have a total yet...but the donations, big and small, will
do what we set out to do...and that is raise funds to enhance our
ability to continue to expand our database with additional entries
and information for your town(s).

At the same time, many of you have written to comment on how
important JRI-Poland has been to your research and for some of you,
how our work has resulted in life-changing discoveries. We are
very appreciative of the kind words we have received.

To all of you who have generously supported our activity this month
and in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not
yet made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider
doing so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
organization with its own administration, volunteers and fundraising.
Because JRI-Poland's database, discussion group and website are
hosted by JewishGen, as a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland
enables its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's
All Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2018 to all our friends. May it be a year of health
and continued success.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland

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