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Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #france

bounce-3638997-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


French SIG #France Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #france

bounce-3638997-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Yehuda Leyb LOEWE #germany

Bruce Brill <bruce.brill@...>
 

Hello,

Every couple years I post this inquiry, hoping an answer may be out there:

According to the Memoirs of the Lubavitch Rebbe,Yehuda Leyb, the
great-grandson of the Maharal settled in Posen City (probably in the
very early 1700's). I'm searching for ANY information about him and
his (according to the Lubavitch Rebbe) many offspring.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Bruce Brill


German SIG #Germany Yehuda Leyb LOEWE #germany

Bruce Brill <bruce.brill@...>
 

Hello,

Every couple years I post this inquiry, hoping an answer may be out there:

According to the Memoirs of the Lubavitch Rebbe,Yehuda Leyb, the
great-grandson of the Maharal settled in Posen City (probably in the
very early 1700's). I'm searching for ANY information about him and
his (according to the Lubavitch Rebbe) many offspring.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Bruce Brill


Gravestone photo request - Paris, France #general

Steve Stein
 

If anyone who is in Paris has the time and ability to get to Pere La Chaise Cemetery
(in the 20th arrondissement), I would like to get a photograph of the headstone of
Judah (Phillippe) Benjamin, Vice-President of the Confederacy (US Civil War). Please
respond privately, I will provide more detail. TIA.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, New Jersey USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone photo request - Paris, France #general

Steve Stein
 

If anyone who is in Paris has the time and ability to get to Pere La Chaise Cemetery
(in the 20th arrondissement), I would like to get a photograph of the headstone of
Judah (Phillippe) Benjamin, Vice-President of the Confederacy (US Civil War). Please
respond privately, I will provide more detail. TIA.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, New Jersey USA


Re: Question about Yiddish Author Jacob Dinezon's Sister #general

Scott Davis
 

I wish to thank the three people who responded to my inquiry about the
name of Jacob Dinezon's older sister with whom he lived in Warsaw.
With the help of Nicole Berline >from France, Adam Teitelbaum >from the
U.S., and Simon Srebrny >from Germany I was not only able to obtain
information about Dinezon's sister, Fajga (Feige) Kac, but also to
verify Jacob Dinezon's birth year (1851). I have written an
image-packed blog post detailing the work of these wonderful
researchers: https://www.jacobdinezon.com/whats-in-a-name/.

Sincerest thanks to Nicole, Adam, Simon, and JewishGen for providing a
way to locate this information in this centennial year of Jacob Dinezon's death!

Scott Davis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Question about Yiddish Author Jacob Dinezon's Sister #general

Scott Davis
 

I wish to thank the three people who responded to my inquiry about the
name of Jacob Dinezon's older sister with whom he lived in Warsaw.
With the help of Nicole Berline >from France, Adam Teitelbaum >from the
U.S., and Simon Srebrny >from Germany I was not only able to obtain
information about Dinezon's sister, Fajga (Feige) Kac, but also to
verify Jacob Dinezon's birth year (1851). I have written an
image-packed blog post detailing the work of these wonderful
researchers: https://www.jacobdinezon.com/whats-in-a-name/.

Sincerest thanks to Nicole, Adam, Simon, and JewishGen for providing a
way to locate this information in this centennial year of Jacob Dinezon's death!

Scott Davis


Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #belarus

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #belarus

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Re: DP Camp Records #general

Steve Stein
 

Sheryl,

In the case I was researching, which I wrote about in an Avotaynu article
about two years ago, the birth records were not in Bad Arolsen. Rather,
because the mother gave birth in a regular hospital, the birth certificate
was on file as any birth would be, with the municipal authorities. In my
case, the woman had gone >from the Foerenwald DP Camp in Wolfratshausen to
Munich to give birth, so it was actually known to the municipal authorities
in both cities. I suspect this would be the routine, as I don't think most
DP camps had their own birthing facilities.

As the previous responder indicated, privacy rules still apply. In my case,
I needed to get the immediate relative to send consent, as I was not.

The private website www.dpcamps.org has a pretty good cross-reference to the
location of municipal records, by camp.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, New Jersey

the Birth Records >from 1945 on still underlie a retention period and
can't be "freely" viewed, but only by family members (has to be proved):
The retention period in Germany is as follows:for birth records 110 years,
marriage r. 80 years,death r. 30 years.
To research the DP Camp records my first try would be to contact the
International Tracing Services (ITS) in Bad Arolsen - they also have
files on the DP Camps and could possibly help directly or at least
locate the correct civil registry office: https://www.its-arolsen.org/en/?caller=1
What is the best place to look for birth records >from DP camps (German?)
Sheryl Stahl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: DP Camp Records #general

Steve Stein
 

Sheryl,

In the case I was researching, which I wrote about in an Avotaynu article
about two years ago, the birth records were not in Bad Arolsen. Rather,
because the mother gave birth in a regular hospital, the birth certificate
was on file as any birth would be, with the municipal authorities. In my
case, the woman had gone >from the Foerenwald DP Camp in Wolfratshausen to
Munich to give birth, so it was actually known to the municipal authorities
in both cities. I suspect this would be the routine, as I don't think most
DP camps had their own birthing facilities.

As the previous responder indicated, privacy rules still apply. In my case,
I needed to get the immediate relative to send consent, as I was not.

The private website www.dpcamps.org has a pretty good cross-reference to the
location of municipal records, by camp.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, New Jersey

the Birth Records >from 1945 on still underlie a retention period and
can't be "freely" viewed, but only by family members (has to be proved):
The retention period in Germany is as follows:for birth records 110 years,
marriage r. 80 years,death r. 30 years.
To research the DP Camp records my first try would be to contact the
International Tracing Services (ITS) in Bad Arolsen - they also have
files on the DP Camps and could possibly help directly or at least
locate the correct civil registry office: https://www.its-arolsen.org/en/?caller=1
What is the best place to look for birth records >from DP camps (German?)
Sheryl Stahl


Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #yiddish

bounce-3638997-772983@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #yiddish

bounce-3638997-772983@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Location name #hungary

davide@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am a new subscriber to H-SIG >from Italy and wonder whether anybody can
help me in finding out a "mysterious" location name involved with my
ancestors. Some time ago I attempted to investigate the story of my
family, which was based in Hungary. A late XIX Century census page at
the Hungarian Jewish Museum archive, in Budapest, says that my
great-grandmother and her brothers and sisters were born in a location
written as "_Ávan_". The archive staff was unable to understand which
location today it might be, nor whether it is the full name or the
abbreviation of a longer name. I turn to you, therefore, wondering
whether anybody can be of help. As far as I can find today, the only
Avan location existing is one district of Erevan (Armenia), but it seems
to me very unlikely that it might correspond to the location listed in
that census.

Looking forward to possibly hearing >from you, thank you in advance for
your kind collaboration.

Shalom,

Davide Csermely

Moderator: You need to provide more information in order to get a useful response to
your question. If you have an image of the page you should upload to ViewMate and
send message to this list asking for assistance. What family names are you researching?
What other resources have you used? Have you searched the JewishGen Hungary
database to look for your family?


Hungary SIG #Hungary Location name #hungary

davide@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am a new subscriber to H-SIG >from Italy and wonder whether anybody can
help me in finding out a "mysterious" location name involved with my
ancestors. Some time ago I attempted to investigate the story of my
family, which was based in Hungary. A late XIX Century census page at
the Hungarian Jewish Museum archive, in Budapest, says that my
great-grandmother and her brothers and sisters were born in a location
written as "_Ávan_". The archive staff was unable to understand which
location today it might be, nor whether it is the full name or the
abbreviation of a longer name. I turn to you, therefore, wondering
whether anybody can be of help. As far as I can find today, the only
Avan location existing is one district of Erevan (Armenia), but it seems
to me very unlikely that it might correspond to the location listed in
that census.

Looking forward to possibly hearing >from you, thank you in advance for
your kind collaboration.

Shalom,

Davide Csermely

Moderator: You need to provide more information in order to get a useful response to
your question. If you have an image of the page you should upload to ViewMate and
send message to this list asking for assistance. What family names are you researching?
What other resources have you used? Have you searched the JewishGen Hungary
database to look for your family?


Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #warsaw #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Announcing "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." #warsaw #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As you know, JewishGen is a signature program of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. It is my privilege to
share with you the announcement of an important new exhibition that
will open at the Museum on May 8, 2019.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." offers an unprecedented
opportunity to consider Auschwitz and its role in Holocaust history,
and to explore the personal experiences of Jewish families who lived
through this dark chapter of history.

You can read more about the exhibition here
(https://mjhnyc.org/exhibitions/auschwitz/), and in The New York Times
(https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/auschwitz-museum-of-jewish-heritage.html).
or (https://tinyurl.com/y8hf3t3m)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Yizkor Book Translation Coordinators Needed #bessarabia

R Jaffer
 

Dear Fellow Bessarabia Researchers,

Most of us were not able to ask our immigrant ancestors about the
towns in which they lived in Bessarabia, and few of our immigrant
ancestors willingly spoke of their past with their children. The best
way to get a flavor of what life was like for them, is to read a
Yizkor Book if one had been written for your town after the Holocaust.
Unfortunately, these books are not accessible to us unless we are able
to fluently read Yiddish or Hebrew. Lance Ackerfield is the Yizkor
Book Project Manager to translate these books into English.

As the last translation coordinator for the Briceni book, I have
experience working with a Yiddish translator, soliciting funds for
professional translations, and bringing the book to print. While not
finding my relatives mentioned in this book, I learned a great deal
about the community, and I can now visualize the layout of the town
and daily life.

On behalf of the Bessarabia Sig, I am now seeking new translation
coordinators for the books listed below. You do not Hebrew or Yiddish
language skills to be a coordinator. You will be given a list of paid
professional translators, or you may ask for volunteer translators for
specific sections. Please contact me privately to learn more about
this rewarding position. Since the book for Briceva is nearly
translated, the person taking on that responsibility will be primarily
working with Joel Alpert to ready the book for printing.

Thank you for considering these positions,

Roberta Jaffer
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Yizkor Books Translation Project Manager


Briceva - Memorial Book of Brichevo Nova Sulita (Nearly done)

Calarasi - The Book of Kalarash in Memory of the Town's Jews, Which
Was Destroyed in the Holocaust

Dumbraveni - Dombroven Book; memorial to the first Jewish Agricultural
colony in Bessarabia

And

- There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of the town of Dombroven

Edinet - Yad l'Yedinitz; memorial book for the Jewish community of
Yedintzi, Bessarabia, Moldova

Khotin - The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia)

Lipcani - The community of Lipkany; memorial book

Marculesti - Markuleshty; Memorial to a Jewish Colony in Bessarabia

Novoselytsya - Anthology of Novoselitsa, Twin Towns

Otaci - Memorial for Ataky: A Memorial Book for a Jewish Community in Bessarabia

Sokyryany - Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed

Telenesti - A small town in Bessarabia; in memory of our town Telenesti


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Yizkor Book Translation Coordinators Needed #bessarabia

R Jaffer
 

Dear Fellow Bessarabia Researchers,

Most of us were not able to ask our immigrant ancestors about the
towns in which they lived in Bessarabia, and few of our immigrant
ancestors willingly spoke of their past with their children. The best
way to get a flavor of what life was like for them, is to read a
Yizkor Book if one had been written for your town after the Holocaust.
Unfortunately, these books are not accessible to us unless we are able
to fluently read Yiddish or Hebrew. Lance Ackerfield is the Yizkor
Book Project Manager to translate these books into English.

As the last translation coordinator for the Briceni book, I have
experience working with a Yiddish translator, soliciting funds for
professional translations, and bringing the book to print. While not
finding my relatives mentioned in this book, I learned a great deal
about the community, and I can now visualize the layout of the town
and daily life.

On behalf of the Bessarabia Sig, I am now seeking new translation
coordinators for the books listed below. You do not Hebrew or Yiddish
language skills to be a coordinator. You will be given a list of paid
professional translators, or you may ask for volunteer translators for
specific sections. Please contact me privately to learn more about
this rewarding position. Since the book for Briceva is nearly
translated, the person taking on that responsibility will be primarily
working with Joel Alpert to ready the book for printing.

Thank you for considering these positions,

Roberta Jaffer
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Yizkor Books Translation Project Manager


Briceva - Memorial Book of Brichevo Nova Sulita (Nearly done)

Calarasi - The Book of Kalarash in Memory of the Town's Jews, Which
Was Destroyed in the Holocaust

Dumbraveni - Dombroven Book; memorial to the first Jewish Agricultural
colony in Bessarabia

And

- There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of the town of Dombroven

Edinet - Yad l'Yedinitz; memorial book for the Jewish community of
Yedintzi, Bessarabia, Moldova

Khotin - The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia)

Lipcani - The community of Lipkany; memorial book

Marculesti - Markuleshty; Memorial to a Jewish Colony in Bessarabia

Novoselytsya - Anthology of Novoselitsa, Twin Towns

Otaci - Memorial for Ataky: A Memorial Book for a Jewish Community in Bessarabia

Sokyryany - Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed

Telenesti - A small town in Bessarabia; in memory of our town Telenesti

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