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This week's Yizkor Book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Chapters in some Yizkor books are drawn >from published works in addition to
the reminisces of the many contributors who grew up in the towns or survived
the Holocaust. In the book of Lowicz, Poland, a chapter on "The Annual Fair"
actually came >from a work of fiction - "Reb Shloyme Nogid," or "Wealthy
Shloyme," published in 1913 - written by Sholem Asch, regarded as the most
popular and important Yiddish writer in the first half of the 20th century.
It is a marvelously vivid account of a fair held after harvest time and,
although fictional, no doubt is an accurate snapshot, especially given that
Asch was born in nearby Kutno, 27 miles away.

Asch writes that the annual fair provided Jews with half their annual income,
and for Shloyme, "it was customary to take a hundred zloty in small change
and lend it to the poor people during the market days." His descriptions of
the different people who came to the fairs are priceless - the Gombin people
(who "lived with the earth, learned to catch fish in the dark rivers"), the
Gostynin "wives" ("a slap >from such a woman was something that one was
careful to stay away from"), the Zachlin young butchers, Krashnewitz horse-
dealers, among others. "

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1664614563560692

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2nOj336), Kovel (http://bit.ly/2Edyg3Q)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor Book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Chapters in some Yizkor books are drawn >from published works in addition to
the reminisces of the many contributors who grew up in the towns or survived
the Holocaust. In the book of Lowicz, Poland, a chapter on "The Annual Fair"
actually came >from a work of fiction - "Reb Shloyme Nogid," or "Wealthy
Shloyme," published in 1913 - written by Sholem Asch, regarded as the most
popular and important Yiddish writer in the first half of the 20th century.
It is a marvelously vivid account of a fair held after harvest time and,
although fictional, no doubt is an accurate snapshot, especially given that
Asch was born in nearby Kutno, 27 miles away.

Asch writes that the annual fair provided Jews with half their annual income,
and for Shloyme, "it was customary to take a hundred zloty in small change
and lend it to the poor people during the market days." His descriptions of
the different people who came to the fairs are priceless - the Gombin people
(who "lived with the earth, learned to catch fish in the dark rivers"), the
Gostynin "wives" ("a slap >from such a woman was something that one was
careful to stay away from"), the Zachlin young butchers, Krashnewitz horse-
dealers, among others. "

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1664614563560692

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2nOj336), Kovel (http://bit.ly/2Edyg3Q)


Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef of Ostrow-19th Zfat, Israel #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Still trying to track an ancestor who came to Eretz Yisrael during
the 19th century to Zfat. Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef (may have been
ROSENBAUM) was a student of the Chassidic Rebbe Yehoshua Heschel of
Apta. At some point moved >from Zfat to Tveria (Tiberias) and
supposedly buried there.

"Sefer Tveria" published in the 1970s mentions the family name
ROSENBAUM without any mention of who the family was, or the time that
this family lived in Tveria. Israel Nachman's children changed their
family names to SCHECHTER.

Yisrael Nachman's was also related to the Lechowitz-Stolin Chassidic
dynasties through marriage.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef of Ostrow-19th Zfat, Israel #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Still trying to track an ancestor who came to Eretz Yisrael during
the 19th century to Zfat. Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef (may have been
ROSENBAUM) was a student of the Chassidic Rebbe Yehoshua Heschel of
Apta. At some point moved >from Zfat to Tveria (Tiberias) and
supposedly buried there.

"Sefer Tveria" published in the 1970s mentions the family name
ROSENBAUM without any mention of who the family was, or the time that
this family lived in Tveria. Israel Nachman's children changed their
family names to SCHECHTER.

Yisrael Nachman's was also related to the Lechowitz-Stolin Chassidic
dynasties through marriage.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


WOSNITZER, Tarnow Galicia #general

hudsoncorp@...
 

Recently began researching family history: Looking for parents names of
ggf/ggm as well as all information, or suggestions.

ggf-Max WOSNITZER-January 1858, Tarnow, Galicia--January 1931, Newark, New
Jersey USA, married circa 1877 in Tarnow--Hatter--Hudson Hat Company NJ USA

ggm-Lena KOPF 1868, Tarnow, Galicia-1948, Newark, New Jersey USA

gf-Abe WOSNITZER May 30, 1880, Tarnow, Galicia-July 1968, East Orange, New
Jersey--Hatter

Immigration: Tarnow, Galicia, via Cherbourg, France to New York, then to
Newark, New Jersey 1881

Regards, William R. Wosnitzer, Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey USA,
hudsoncorp@comcast.net JGFF researcher #777268


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WOSNITZER, Tarnow Galicia #general

hudsoncorp@...
 

Recently began researching family history: Looking for parents names of
ggf/ggm as well as all information, or suggestions.

ggf-Max WOSNITZER-January 1858, Tarnow, Galicia--January 1931, Newark, New
Jersey USA, married circa 1877 in Tarnow--Hatter--Hudson Hat Company NJ USA

ggm-Lena KOPF 1868, Tarnow, Galicia-1948, Newark, New Jersey USA

gf-Abe WOSNITZER May 30, 1880, Tarnow, Galicia-July 1968, East Orange, New
Jersey--Hatter

Immigration: Tarnow, Galicia, via Cherbourg, France to New York, then to
Newark, New Jersey 1881

Regards, William R. Wosnitzer, Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey USA,
hudsoncorp@comcast.net JGFF researcher #777268


Re: Where is "Reslawa", Russia? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Mary Ellen Pollack wrote:

My husband's grandfather came to NY in 1907. On the manifest he listed
his last address as Reslawa, Russia.
When I "googled" this all I got was Radzilow.
Are these one and the same?
Mary Ellen,

Town name is Pereyaslav (>from 1943 known as Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy), large
Jewish town in Ukraine, some 50 miles ESE distance >from Kiev.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is "Reslawa", Russia? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Mary Ellen Pollack wrote:

My husband's grandfather came to NY in 1907. On the manifest he listed
his last address as Reslawa, Russia.
When I "googled" this all I got was Radzilow.
Are these one and the same?
Mary Ellen,

Town name is Pereyaslav (>from 1943 known as Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy), large
Jewish town in Ukraine, some 50 miles ESE distance >from Kiev.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium: online registration to open for all #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Open registration for all for the AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium,
to be held in Warsaw on August 7, 2018, will begin on Sunday, February
11, at 9:00 am EST in the United States. This corresponds to 2:00 pm in
London, 3:00 pm in Warsaw and 4:00 pm in Lviv - and to 6:00 am in
California and 8:00 am in Chicago.

You can register online through the dedicated main web page for the
Symposium, at:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/agad-gesher-galicia-joint-symposium/>.
This page, which contains a link to the Registration page, gives further
information about the all-day event.

The Symposium's daytime sessions will be followed by a reception with
buffet in the evening. Check-in for the event will start at 08:15 am on
the day, and the opening session at 08:45 am. Simultaneous
interpretation between English and Polish, in both directions, will be
provided for all sessions during the day.

There are a limited number of places left for the Symposium, since
Gesher Galicia members have already been able to make priority
reservations. Once the limit on places is reached, further requests will
be put on a waiting list. People making a reservation online, as >from
Sunday, will be notified if they are on the waiting list.

Any questions about the Symposium should be directed to the
Symposium Infoline at: <gg-agad.symposium@geshergalicia.org>.

For all inquiries, other than about the Symposium, please contact:
<info@geshergalicia.org>.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium: online registration to open for all #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Open registration for all for the AGAD-Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium,
to be held in Warsaw on August 7, 2018, will begin on Sunday, February
11, at 9:00 am EST in the United States. This corresponds to 2:00 pm in
London, 3:00 pm in Warsaw and 4:00 pm in Lviv - and to 6:00 am in
California and 8:00 am in Chicago.

You can register online through the dedicated main web page for the
Symposium, at:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/agad-gesher-galicia-joint-symposium/>.
This page, which contains a link to the Registration page, gives further
information about the all-day event.

The Symposium's daytime sessions will be followed by a reception with
buffet in the evening. Check-in for the event will start at 08:15 am on
the day, and the opening session at 08:45 am. Simultaneous
interpretation between English and Polish, in both directions, will be
provided for all sessions during the day.

There are a limited number of places left for the Symposium, since
Gesher Galicia members have already been able to make priority
reservations. Once the limit on places is reached, further requests will
be put on a waiting list. People making a reservation online, as >from
Sunday, will be notified if they are on the waiting list.

Any questions about the Symposium should be directed to the
Symposium Infoline at: <gg-agad.symposium@geshergalicia.org>.

For all inquiries, other than about the Symposium, please contact:
<info@geshergalicia.org>.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

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Send all general inquiries to <info@geshergalicia.org>
and inquiries about the Symposium to <gg-agad.symposium@geshergalicia.org>.


Requesting a list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,Hesse, Jewish Cemetery #germany

Richard <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
 

Dear Members,

Does anyone have a copy of the list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,
Hesse, Jewish Cemetery? I would appreciate getting a copy. I once saw it
published, but can't seem to find it again. Thanks for your help.

Feel free to send it to me directly [off list].

Thank you, Richard Oppenheimer r.d.oppenheimer@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Requesting a list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,Hesse, Jewish Cemetery #germany

Richard <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
 

Dear Members,

Does anyone have a copy of the list of gravestones at the Bad Wildungen,
Hesse, Jewish Cemetery? I would appreciate getting a copy. I once saw it
published, but can't seem to find it again. Thanks for your help.

Feel free to send it to me directly [off list].

Thank you, Richard Oppenheimer r.d.oppenheimer@gmail.com


[Requesting] [another] Berlin-Weissensee cemetery burial Look Up #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

I saw that another member was interested in a burial look up in Berlin. I
have been looking for traces of the ALBAHARY /ALBAHARI Family. I found one
buried in WWI memorial on-line, but no others.

Father: Moritz (Mosco) ALBAHARY b. about 1835, d. 5 Aug 1907

Son: Victor (Viktor) ALBAHARY b. 9 Sept 1867
Wife of Victor: Bertha unknown birth

Son: Heinrich ALBAHARY b. 30 JUL 1878
Wife of Heinrich: Gertrud b. 1882

If the Father is found, the sons may not be far away. The families lived in
Charlottenburg, Berlin between 1900-1930s.

Thank you in advance. All the best

Bill Hunter, Arizona, nickh2@cox.net


German SIG #Germany [Requesting] [another] Berlin-Weissensee cemetery burial Look Up #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

I saw that another member was interested in a burial look up in Berlin. I
have been looking for traces of the ALBAHARY /ALBAHARI Family. I found one
buried in WWI memorial on-line, but no others.

Father: Moritz (Mosco) ALBAHARY b. about 1835, d. 5 Aug 1907

Son: Victor (Viktor) ALBAHARY b. 9 Sept 1867
Wife of Victor: Bertha unknown birth

Son: Heinrich ALBAHARY b. 30 JUL 1878
Wife of Heinrich: Gertrud b. 1882

If the Father is found, the sons may not be far away. The families lived in
Charlottenburg, Berlin between 1900-1930s.

Thank you in advance. All the best

Bill Hunter, Arizona, nickh2@cox.net


Surnames BROITMAN and ROITMAN #bessarabia

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Bessarabians -

I have a question for you surname experts out there. I
have been trying to find information about my paternal gf's family for
several years. He was born in Karpineny, Bessarabia (now Carpineni, Moldova)
in 1881. His name was Benjamin Moses ROITMAN. His parents' names were Moses
Isaac ROITMAN and Toba SHKOLNIK. (I know even less about my SHKOLNIK
family.) I know my gf had siblings, but I haven't been able to find their
names or what happened to them and their families. It has been extremely
frustrating, partly because ROITMAN was such a common name in that area. I
have tried many avenues of exploration, and now I am trying DNA.

I have several DNA matches with ancestors named BROITMAN. I'm wondering
whether these could be variations of the same surname, or whether they are
completely different names. If the latter, there is no need for me to pursue
these matches.

Many thanks for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller (patbfuller@roadrunner.com)
Simi Valley, California, USA

RESEARCHING: FAINBOIM Basarabeasca Moldova; KAPLITS Ukmerge Lithuania;
LEVITAN Kaliningrad Russia; LIPPMAN Taurage Lithuania; MUSS Ukmerge
Lithuania; NATHANSON Taurage Lithuania; RACHBUCH Hoceni Moldova; ROITMAN
Carpineni Moldova; SHKOLNIK Hincesti Moldova


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Surnames BROITMAN and ROITMAN #bessarabia

Pat Fuller
 

Hi Bessarabians -

I have a question for you surname experts out there. I
have been trying to find information about my paternal gf's family for
several years. He was born in Karpineny, Bessarabia (now Carpineni, Moldova)
in 1881. His name was Benjamin Moses ROITMAN. His parents' names were Moses
Isaac ROITMAN and Toba SHKOLNIK. (I know even less about my SHKOLNIK
family.) I know my gf had siblings, but I haven't been able to find their
names or what happened to them and their families. It has been extremely
frustrating, partly because ROITMAN was such a common name in that area. I
have tried many avenues of exploration, and now I am trying DNA.

I have several DNA matches with ancestors named BROITMAN. I'm wondering
whether these could be variations of the same surname, or whether they are
completely different names. If the latter, there is no need for me to pursue
these matches.

Many thanks for your help.

Pat Redman Fuller (patbfuller@roadrunner.com)
Simi Valley, California, USA

RESEARCHING: FAINBOIM Basarabeasca Moldova; KAPLITS Ukmerge Lithuania;
LEVITAN Kaliningrad Russia; LIPPMAN Taurage Lithuania; MUSS Ukmerge
Lithuania; NATHANSON Taurage Lithuania; RACHBUCH Hoceni Moldova; ROITMAN
Carpineni Moldova; SHKOLNIK Hincesti Moldova


NY Times Article on Preservation of Documents, Photographs and More #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times had an article on preserving documents, photographs,
wedding dresses and other items of interest. It appeared in the February
8, 2018 edition and may be found at: https://tinyurl.com/yastwgdn
Original url:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/smarter-living/how-to-preserve-your-family-memories-letters-and-trinkets.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Times Article on Preservation of Documents, Photographs and More #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times had an article on preserving documents, photographs,
wedding dresses and other items of interest. It appeared in the February
8, 2018 edition and may be found at: https://tinyurl.com/yastwgdn
Original url:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/smarter-living/how-to-preserve-your-family-memories-letters-and-trinkets.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Yizkor Book Project, January 2018 #latinamerica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Yizkor Book Project definitely began 2018 on the upswing and, as
such, there is quite a great deal to report.

To begin with, we added in three new projects this month:

- The Jacob Rassen Story - Describing this man's journey through the
last years of the Eastern European shtetl to the modern American
world. Kindly donated by his son, Joshua Rassen.
- Children Train - Presented to us by the indefatigable Willian
Leibner who brings us the story of one of the largest Jewish children
transport >from liberated Poland to France.
- History of the Zalaegerszeg Jewry >from their Settlement to the
Present - We have been presented by Yad Vashem of some 1,300 names
extracted >from this book of Jews >from this region in Hungary, deported
to the Zalaegerszeg Ghetto in 1944

In addition to these, Meir G. Gover has kindly provided us with a
download link the book "Ordinary Jews", covering the massacre in 1942
of the Lomazy Jews. The link to this book can be found under Lomazy in
our Translations Index - see link below.

We continued to update existing projects with newly translated
material and amongst these updates last month, is the necrology coming
from the Gniewashow, Poland Yizkor book with some 1,200 names of
Jewish martyrs. This list was prepared by yet another, tireless
volunteer - Rabbi Shalom Bronstein and we are truly indebted to his
dedication in preparing these disturbing, but at the same time,
uniquely important necrologies.

I am also pleased to inform you that the Yizkor Book in Print Project
provided us with another gem during January - the book "Book of
Gostynin, Poland" which will be welcomed by all of you with
connections to this community. For a full listing of the 65 books we
now have available, suggest you click on the YBIP link provided at the
end of this report. And as we say in Hebrew - "Kol Hakavod" to the
YBIP team for continuing to make these carefully prepared volumes
available to us.

Last month, a Ostrowiec Translations Fund was set up to lead the way
into translating its Yizkor book, which contains an impressive list of
articles on this community - its people and its culture. The material
in Hebrew and Yiddish is just waiting to be translated and made
available to the English reader with connections to thus community. If
you are able to financially support this or any other project we have
running, suggest you visit the JewishGen-erosity page whose link
appears at the end of this report.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in January.

We have in 3 new books:

- Children Train
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Children_Train/Children_Train.html

- The Jacob Rassen Story
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- Zalaegerszeg, Hungary (History of the Zalaegerszeg Jewry >from their
Settlement to the Present )
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zalaegerszeg/Zalaegerszeg.html

and added in 3 new entries:

- Aziarnica, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00367.html

- Iody, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00363.html

- Ozery, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00364.html

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial
Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krasnobrod/Krasnobrod.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Vishnevets, Ukraine (Memorial book to the martyrs of Vishnevets who
perished in the Nazi Holocaust)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vishnevets/Vishnevets.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #latinamerica

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

49481 - 49500 of 663972