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The issue #134 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 134, Summer 2018 has just been published.

Michel Gaspard and Evelyne Haendel tell the story of a letter sent in
1942, but not received until 2017. Michel's parents, Marie-Rose Levy and
Lucien Gaspard, met in 1941 as volunteer teachers at the Rothschild
Orphanage in Paris. Their wartime letters tell the tragic story of this
orphanage. Among their pupils were Fini, Erna and Berta Majzels, three
orphaned refugee sisters who arrived >from Vienna at the end of 1938. In
1941-42 their emigration to the United States was prepared illegally by
the orphanage so that the sisters could join their older brother Leo
Majzels there. Unfortunately, Fini and Erna aged 15 and 16 were deported
and murdered. Berta, the youngest sister, was rescued by the resistance
and survived. After the war, Berta immigrated to Canada and married
Joseph Lunenfeld in Toronto in 1951. The article tells the story of a
letter of Leo Majzels, seized by the Vichy censorship in 1942. It
reached the family of the addressee 75 years later thanks to Evelyne
Haendel who was able to locate Berta's children and Leo's brother, Max
Majzels, who settled in England and was a hero of the D-Day landing on
June 6, 1944.

Until the French Revolution, part of France, Avignon and the Comte
Venaissin, was the property of the popes. Jews were tolerated in these
papal states, but had to live in four ghettos called carrieres in
Avignon, Carpentras, Cavaillon and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. In the last one
lived Precieuse Beaucaire (1739-1807) whose life and surroundings are
carefully described by Roselyne Anziani in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

During the 18th century, 400 Jews lived in L'Isle's carriere. In
September 1791, the papal states were incorporated in France and, a week
later, Jews in the entire country were given the full rights of all
citizens. In a few years, many Jews left L'Isle. By1795, only 24
families were still living in the carriere. Some Jews took jobs that
previously were forbidden to them. Some, such as Precieuse's two
children, married Christians. In spite of their progressive dispersal,
the memory of these papal Jews is still alive.

Michel Dreyfus studies the history of the two branches of his family.
Both begin at the outset of the 19th century. Both belonged to the
Jewish middle class, but nonetheless were very different. The Hatzfelds,
his maternal ancestors, were the prototypes of Jews integrated into the
upper class since the time of King Louis-Philippe (1830-1848). They
supported what was called "franco-judaism," were clearly in the camp of
Dreyfus during the Dreyfus Affair and defended the ideals of the Third
Republic. The Dreyfuses and the Bernheims, his paternal branch, were
traders and real estate agents, and their rise in status occurred much
later. It did not begin until the 1890s but needed only one generation.
These different patterns explain why the relations of his two family
branches to political life, Zionism or art were very different: the
Hatzfelds cherished classical art and classical music whereas the
Bernheims were interested in Picasso, Braque, young painters and
composers. Concerning Zionism, most French Jews were against it but the
Bernheim family was sympathetic to it. World War II made no difference
between them: many members of both families disappeared during the
Holocaust.

Anne-Marie Fribourg accidentally discovered the name of the L. Rouff and
Co. society and decided to study its history. This article deals both
with the story of a family >from the Vosges and the development of an
embroidery and luxury goods company that spread throughout France and
the major cities of the Western world. >from the small city of
Bains-les-Bains, two sons of the company's founder settled, one in Nice
and the other in Cannes, and become influential people. Among the
leaders of the company, we also meet the people who developed the major
textile stores in France.

Georges Graner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The issue #134 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 134, Summer 2018 has just been published.

Michel Gaspard and Evelyne Haendel tell the story of a letter sent in
1942, but not received until 2017. Michel's parents, Marie-Rose Levy and
Lucien Gaspard, met in 1941 as volunteer teachers at the Rothschild
Orphanage in Paris. Their wartime letters tell the tragic story of this
orphanage. Among their pupils were Fini, Erna and Berta Majzels, three
orphaned refugee sisters who arrived >from Vienna at the end of 1938. In
1941-42 their emigration to the United States was prepared illegally by
the orphanage so that the sisters could join their older brother Leo
Majzels there. Unfortunately, Fini and Erna aged 15 and 16 were deported
and murdered. Berta, the youngest sister, was rescued by the resistance
and survived. After the war, Berta immigrated to Canada and married
Joseph Lunenfeld in Toronto in 1951. The article tells the story of a
letter of Leo Majzels, seized by the Vichy censorship in 1942. It
reached the family of the addressee 75 years later thanks to Evelyne
Haendel who was able to locate Berta's children and Leo's brother, Max
Majzels, who settled in England and was a hero of the D-Day landing on
June 6, 1944.

Until the French Revolution, part of France, Avignon and the Comte
Venaissin, was the property of the popes. Jews were tolerated in these
papal states, but had to live in four ghettos called carrieres in
Avignon, Carpentras, Cavaillon and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. In the last one
lived Precieuse Beaucaire (1739-1807) whose life and surroundings are
carefully described by Roselyne Anziani in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

During the 18th century, 400 Jews lived in L'Isle's carriere. In
September 1791, the papal states were incorporated in France and, a week
later, Jews in the entire country were given the full rights of all
citizens. In a few years, many Jews left L'Isle. By1795, only 24
families were still living in the carriere. Some Jews took jobs that
previously were forbidden to them. Some, such as Precieuse's two
children, married Christians. In spite of their progressive dispersal,
the memory of these papal Jews is still alive.

Michel Dreyfus studies the history of the two branches of his family.
Both begin at the outset of the 19th century. Both belonged to the
Jewish middle class, but nonetheless were very different. The Hatzfelds,
his maternal ancestors, were the prototypes of Jews integrated into the
upper class since the time of King Louis-Philippe (1830-1848). They
supported what was called "franco-judaism," were clearly in the camp of
Dreyfus during the Dreyfus Affair and defended the ideals of the Third
Republic. The Dreyfuses and the Bernheims, his paternal branch, were
traders and real estate agents, and their rise in status occurred much
later. It did not begin until the 1890s but needed only one generation.
These different patterns explain why the relations of his two family
branches to political life, Zionism or art were very different: the
Hatzfelds cherished classical art and classical music whereas the
Bernheims were interested in Picasso, Braque, young painters and
composers. Concerning Zionism, most French Jews were against it but the
Bernheim family was sympathetic to it. World War II made no difference
between them: many members of both families disappeared during the
Holocaust.

Anne-Marie Fribourg accidentally discovered the name of the L. Rouff and
Co. society and decided to study its history. This article deals both
with the story of a family >from the Vosges and the development of an
embroidery and luxury goods company that spread throughout France and
the major cities of the Western world. >from the small city of
Bains-les-Bains, two sons of the company's founder settled, one in Nice
and the other in Cannes, and become influential people. Among the
leaders of the company, we also meet the people who developed the major
textile stores in France.

Georges Graner


Descendants of Tzvika SAX (GALUNSKI) #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to research some distant relatives. Arieh (Aaron) LEVITAN was born
in Taurage, Lithuania and died in Skaudvile, Lithuania. He had eight children
who adopted the name SAX.

I do have some information on the Saxes. Some of them settled in the Iron Range
area of Minnesota and others lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and other areas.
Tzvika, the youngest daughter, died in the Shoah along with four of her five
children; her husband, Szymon GALUNSKI, and one daughter Sulamit, survived and
immigrated to Israel. Szymon died in 1973. Sulamit married Katriel TAITZ, who
died in 2006. Sulamit was born in 1929, so she may or may not be alive.

If anyone has contact information for this family, please contact me directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Tzvika SAX (GALUNSKI) #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to research some distant relatives. Arieh (Aaron) LEVITAN was born
in Taurage, Lithuania and died in Skaudvile, Lithuania. He had eight children
who adopted the name SAX.

I do have some information on the Saxes. Some of them settled in the Iron Range
area of Minnesota and others lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and other areas.
Tzvika, the youngest daughter, died in the Shoah along with four of her five
children; her husband, Szymon GALUNSKI, and one daughter Sulamit, survived and
immigrated to Israel. Szymon died in 1973. Sulamit married Katriel TAITZ, who
died in 2006. Sulamit was born in 1929, so she may or may not be alive.

If anyone has contact information for this family, please contact me directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Descendants of Rachel GOLDMAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to research the family of Rachel (Rasha) GOLDMAN, the daughter of
Shraga Fivel DAN of Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania. She was married to
Zussel (Yehuda) GOLDMAN and had seven children. The family apparently died in
the Shoah except for one daughter, Dena EICHORN. She is married to Yehoshua
EICHORN and their children are Yehudit FLUMIN and Asaf AGMON.

If anyone has contact information for this family, please contact me directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Rachel GOLDMAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to research the family of Rachel (Rasha) GOLDMAN, the daughter of
Shraga Fivel DAN of Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania. She was married to
Zussel (Yehuda) GOLDMAN and had seven children. The family apparently died in
the Shoah except for one daughter, Dena EICHORN. She is married to Yehoshua
EICHORN and their children are Yehudit FLUMIN and Asaf AGMON.

If anyone has contact information for this family, please contact me directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Descendants of Simcha Shmuel DAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I would like to get in touch with the descendants of Simcha Shmuel DAN. He was
one of the children of Shraga Fivel DAN of Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania.
His brother, Hillel Zalman Dan, was one of the founders of the Solel Boneh
corporation in Israel.

Simcha Shmuel had two daughters, Ziva WEINFELD of Beit Hakerem and Ora MA'OR of
Ramat Aviv. Ora was married to David BAREKET.

If anyone can find contact information for this family, please contact me
directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Simcha Shmuel DAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I would like to get in touch with the descendants of Simcha Shmuel DAN. He was
one of the children of Shraga Fivel DAN of Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania.
His brother, Hillel Zalman Dan, was one of the founders of the Solel Boneh
corporation in Israel.

Simcha Shmuel had two daughters, Ziva WEINFELD of Beit Hakerem and Ora MA'OR of
Ramat Aviv. Ora was married to David BAREKET.

If anyone can find contact information for this family, please contact me
directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Ila Dan CASPI #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am working on my family history and would like to follow up on some research
my father's cousin, the family genealogist, had previously done.

Ila Dan CASPI was the daughter of Hillel Zalman DAN, one of the founders of
Israel's Solel Boneh corporation. She confirmed that she was related to my
family, and when I went to Israel in 1985, I met her and her husband in Tel Aviv.
I would like to contact her if she is alive, but a letter addressed to her home
in Tel Aviv was returned.

Ila was previously married to Sfania COHEN and had one son, Ron, who may be
living in New York. She has a sister, Tova ZIV, who may be in Ramat Aviv,
Israel.

If anyone has contact information on Ila or any of her family, please send it
to me directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ila Dan CASPI #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am working on my family history and would like to follow up on some research
my father's cousin, the family genealogist, had previously done.

Ila Dan CASPI was the daughter of Hillel Zalman DAN, one of the founders of
Israel's Solel Boneh corporation. She confirmed that she was related to my
family, and when I went to Israel in 1985, I met her and her husband in Tel Aviv.
I would like to contact her if she is alive, but a letter addressed to her home
in Tel Aviv was returned.

Ila was previously married to Sfania COHEN and had one son, Ron, who may be
living in New York. She has a sister, Tova ZIV, who may be in Ramat Aviv,
Israel.

If anyone has contact information on Ila or any of her family, please send it
to me directly.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Identifying a name #general

Lisa Liel
 

According to my great-great-great grandfather's death certificate, his
mother's name was "Lyrles Sacks". A relative had told me this was the
name, and I had assumed that it was a mistake.  For example, another
relative was supposedly named "Swerlhaim". In the end, he turned out to
be "Yisroel Chaim", which was close. But I got a copy of the actual
certificate, and her first name really does look like "Lyrles".  You can
see the certificate at:

http://starways.net/lisa/Death_ShmuelMosheAronson.jpg

My g-g-g-grandfather was >from Nesvizh, Belarus. But I've not found any
similar name anywhere.  Even Google comes up empty.

Can anyone think what this name is, and where it might be from?

Thanks,
Lisa Liel

ORENS/AARONSON/SACKS >from Nesvizh, Belarus; SINAYSKY/LIFSHITS >from Mir, Belarus;
RUBENSTEIN/STEINMAN/VORONOV >from Zhitomir, Ukraine; BEHRSTOCK/MELAMED >from
Mitau/Jelgava, Latvia; SHMULEVITZ/FLANZBAUM >from Beltsy, Moldova; SHMULEVITZ
from Vilijampole/Slabodka, Lithuania; HINDSILL >from Berditchev, Ukraine;
FEDER >from Germany/Prussia; ZIMBEROFF/LEAVITT/BERMAN >from Novozybkov/Starodub,
Russia; RAZIN/RAZINSKY >from Odessa, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identifying a name #general

Lisa Liel
 

According to my great-great-great grandfather's death certificate, his
mother's name was "Lyrles Sacks". A relative had told me this was the
name, and I had assumed that it was a mistake.  For example, another
relative was supposedly named "Swerlhaim". In the end, he turned out to
be "Yisroel Chaim", which was close. But I got a copy of the actual
certificate, and her first name really does look like "Lyrles".  You can
see the certificate at:

http://starways.net/lisa/Death_ShmuelMosheAronson.jpg

My g-g-g-grandfather was >from Nesvizh, Belarus. But I've not found any
similar name anywhere.  Even Google comes up empty.

Can anyone think what this name is, and where it might be from?

Thanks,
Lisa Liel

ORENS/AARONSON/SACKS >from Nesvizh, Belarus; SINAYSKY/LIFSHITS >from Mir, Belarus;
RUBENSTEIN/STEINMAN/VORONOV >from Zhitomir, Ukraine; BEHRSTOCK/MELAMED >from
Mitau/Jelgava, Latvia; SHMULEVITZ/FLANZBAUM >from Beltsy, Moldova; SHMULEVITZ
from Vilijampole/Slabodka, Lithuania; HINDSILL >from Berditchev, Ukraine;
FEDER >from Germany/Prussia; ZIMBEROFF/LEAVITT/BERMAN >from Novozybkov/Starodub,
Russia; RAZIN/RAZINSKY >from Odessa, Ukraine


[Seek help learing about German - American] Immigration patterns #germany

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

I am working on some research on my family >from Ebertsheim, Germany.  I
have found their dates of birth in the German records. And I have found
records of them here in the US.  I have trying to find them immigrating
from Germany on passenger lists.
I am surprised that I am not finding several members of the family
traveling together.  I understand that not every passenger list is
indexed, so they may indeed have traveled together and I have not yet
found the right passenger list.

But I am wondering if some of you might help me understand immigration
better.  Someone told me that there were people who traveled with young
girls when they immigrated so they would not be traveling alone. But I
have not noticed that in reference to anyone in my family whom I have
researched.

Do you know if that was indeed the case in the 19th century?

I know that sometimes a son or a father would immigrate first and some
or even all of the family might immigrate later.

Is it also usual for each member of a family immigrate separately?

I realize this is a very broad question.  I have come to realize that I
am very uniformed about German immigration patterns in the 19th century
and would love to learn more about them.

Ellen Barnett Cleary, San Francisco CA ellencleary@...


German SIG #Germany [Seek help learing about German - American] Immigration patterns #germany

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

I am working on some research on my family >from Ebertsheim, Germany.  I
have found their dates of birth in the German records. And I have found
records of them here in the US.  I have trying to find them immigrating
from Germany on passenger lists.
I am surprised that I am not finding several members of the family
traveling together.  I understand that not every passenger list is
indexed, so they may indeed have traveled together and I have not yet
found the right passenger list.

But I am wondering if some of you might help me understand immigration
better.  Someone told me that there were people who traveled with young
girls when they immigrated so they would not be traveling alone. But I
have not noticed that in reference to anyone in my family whom I have
researched.

Do you know if that was indeed the case in the 19th century?

I know that sometimes a son or a father would immigrate first and some
or even all of the family might immigrate later.

Is it also usual for each member of a family immigrate separately?

I realize this is a very broad question.  I have come to realize that I
am very uniformed about German immigration patterns in the 19th century
and would love to learn more about them.

Ellen Barnett Cleary, San Francisco CA ellencleary@...


Seeking Emil GRUENHUT b. November 7, 1898 in Neckarbischofsheim #germany

Hank Lobbenberg
 

I am looking for family connections to Emil or Emile GRUENHUT / GRUNHUT u umlaut
[He was] Born 7 November 1898 in Neckarbischofsheim Germany.

[He was] Posted as missing in action WW I on 18 February 1918.
Possibly murdered in Auschwitz September 1942.
I have many of this name in my Lobbenberg Ancestry tree.

Henry Lobbenberg, Toronto, Ontario, Canada hank.lobben@...


German SIG #Germany Seeking Emil GRUENHUT b. November 7, 1898 in Neckarbischofsheim #germany

Hank Lobbenberg
 

I am looking for family connections to Emil or Emile GRUENHUT / GRUNHUT u umlaut
[He was] Born 7 November 1898 in Neckarbischofsheim Germany.

[He was] Posted as missing in action WW I on 18 February 1918.
Possibly murdered in Auschwitz September 1942.
I have many of this name in my Lobbenberg Ancestry tree.

Henry Lobbenberg, Toronto, Ontario, Canada hank.lobben@...


ENGELSON-MILLER in Kefar Saba, Israel #general

Joan Engel
 

I am looking for descendants of Fruma ENGELSON MILLER who was married
to Ozer MILLER. Fruma and Ozer lived in Kefar Saba, Israel in the
1950's+ and they had a least one daughter named Nelli. I believe
Fruma may have been a telephone operator in the 1960's and was
related to my paternal ggm, Neche ENGELSON WELLER, who lived in Vilna,
Podbordz or Nemencine, Lithuania.

Ideas for how to find them or help in finding them are appreciated.
Please contact me directly at joan.engel@....

Joan Engel
visit my family history website at: www.flora-and-sam.com

Researching:
ENGELSON | STRELSKI or STRELETSKAJA | WELLER | ZEMSER
from Vilna, Kovno, Kupiskis, Podbrodz, Nemencine
DUBINER/RUBIN | KATZ | POMERANTZ | SAFER/SEIFER | YANOVICH
from Kamenets-Litovsk, Kobryn, Malch, Pruzhany, Wysokie-Litovsk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ENGELSON-MILLER in Kefar Saba, Israel #general

Joan Engel
 

I am looking for descendants of Fruma ENGELSON MILLER who was married
to Ozer MILLER. Fruma and Ozer lived in Kefar Saba, Israel in the
1950's+ and they had a least one daughter named Nelli. I believe
Fruma may have been a telephone operator in the 1960's and was
related to my paternal ggm, Neche ENGELSON WELLER, who lived in Vilna,
Podbordz or Nemencine, Lithuania.

Ideas for how to find them or help in finding them are appreciated.
Please contact me directly at joan.engel@....

Joan Engel
visit my family history website at: www.flora-and-sam.com

Researching:
ENGELSON | STRELSKI or STRELETSKAJA | WELLER | ZEMSER
from Vilna, Kovno, Kupiskis, Podbrodz, Nemencine
DUBINER/RUBIN | KATZ | POMERANTZ | SAFER/SEIFER | YANOVICH
from Kamenets-Litovsk, Kobryn, Malch, Pruzhany, Wysokie-Litovsk


ViewMate translation request - Hebrew on gravestone - BOGIS #general

Terv Gold
 

I'd appreciate a translation of the Hebrew on a grave stone. I think I've
deciphered Samuel's Hebrew name as Shlomo but please confirm. I can't make
sense of the rest of it. I am particularly interested in his father's name.

The image is posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67203

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Roseann Mandell
Massachusetts USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Hebrew on gravestone - BOGIS #general

Terv Gold
 

I'd appreciate a translation of the Hebrew on a grave stone. I think I've
deciphered Samuel's Hebrew name as Shlomo but please confirm. I can't make
sense of the rest of it. I am particularly interested in his father's name.

The image is posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM67203

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Roseann Mandell
Massachusetts USA

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