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(Israel) Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot Present C-U Robot For those Not Able to Personally Visit the Museum #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot has introduced C U Robot -
a robot tour for those who are unable to visit the Museum in person. This is
a major event for those with disabilities. The robot provides a full guided
tour and is the first such service in Israel and one of the few in the rest
of the world.

To read more and book your free tour go to:
https://www.bh.org.il/visit-us/c-u-robot-accessibility-device-for-people-with-special-needs/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y3m8gfqb ]

The website also has a short video, the audio is in Hebrew with English
subtitles.

Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing this information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Israel) Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot Present C-U Robot For those Not Able to Personally Visit the Museum #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot has introduced C U Robot -
a robot tour for those who are unable to visit the Museum in person. This is
a major event for those with disabilities. The robot provides a full guided
tour and is the first such service in Israel and one of the few in the rest
of the world.

To read more and book your free tour go to:
https://www.bh.org.il/visit-us/c-u-robot-accessibility-device-for-people-with-special-needs/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y3m8gfqb ]

The website also has a short video, the audio is in Hebrew with English
subtitles.

Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing this information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Assistance on ViewMate deciphering Russian town #general

Maggie
 

Hi,
I would appreciate assistance in deciphering this Russian town name
from a US naturalization record. The family name is Gitelman if that
provides any clues.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75020

Thank you!

Maggie Welsh

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either within ViewMate or privately via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Assistance on ViewMate deciphering Russian town #general

Maggie
 

Hi,
I would appreciate assistance in deciphering this Russian town name
from a US naturalization record. The family name is Gitelman if that
provides any clues.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75020

Thank you!

Maggie Welsh

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either within ViewMate or privately via email.


The surname AIZIC from Romania #sephardic

Yael Cotlick <yael.cotlick@...>
 

Hello,

I am interested to know if anyone knows of a person bearing the surname
AIZIC (preferably >from Romania originally), who is of Sephardic origin.
I know that the origin of the name is the Hebrew name Itzhak, and I
know that the surname Isaac (in this spelling?) is in the Spanish
inquisition's list of jewish surnames. I also know that there was an
established sephardic community in Bucharest, and some other places in
Romania, But as far as I can trace, my family originated >from Nicoresti,
which was part of the Tecuci county at the time. Nicoresti was (and
still is) a very small settlement, so if there were any sephardic jews
there, they surely assimilated in the Ashkenazi community there, and
adopted their customs.

Kind regards,
Yael Cotlick
UK
yael.cotlick@gmail.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim The surname AIZIC from Romania #sephardic

Yael Cotlick <yael.cotlick@...>
 

Hello,

I am interested to know if anyone knows of a person bearing the surname
AIZIC (preferably >from Romania originally), who is of Sephardic origin.
I know that the origin of the name is the Hebrew name Itzhak, and I
know that the surname Isaac (in this spelling?) is in the Spanish
inquisition's list of jewish surnames. I also know that there was an
established sephardic community in Bucharest, and some other places in
Romania, But as far as I can trace, my family originated >from Nicoresti,
which was part of the Tecuci county at the time. Nicoresti was (and
still is) a very small settlement, so if there were any sephardic jews
there, they surely assimilated in the Ashkenazi community there, and
adopted their customs.

Kind regards,
Yael Cotlick
UK
yael.cotlick@gmail.com


Phyllis Kramer, z'l #unitedkingdom

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Phyllis Kramer, z'l #unitedkingdom

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Phyllis Kramer, z'l #france

bounce-3730369-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


French SIG #France Phyllis Kramer, z'l #france

bounce-3730369-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


JGSNY Meeting September 15 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St.

Speaker: Daniel Walkowitz
Program: "Searching for Paterson Roots Remembered and Forgotten in Heritage Tourism
Abroad"

The extended Walkowitz family arrived in Paterson NJ >from Lodz, Poland, as early as
1910. They worked in textile mills, department stores and shops in the city while
taking an active role in Yiddish theater, the Paterson Folk Chorus, and labor
politics. Our speaker will recount the genealogical and archival research that
allowed him to uncover the stories of this past in the United States and in Eastern
and Central Europe, where he sought to see and hear what of these roots appear in
walking tours, Jewish museums and memorial sites. Illustrated with slides, the
lecture will also illustrate the disappointments and surprises that frame the
robust and changing terrain of Jewish Heritage tourism today.

Daniel Walkowitz, Emeritus Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Professor
of History at New York University, has specialized in labor history, urban history
and public history. In nearly a dozen books, many articles and four films for
public television he has worked to bring America's past to both academic and broad
public audiences.

Free for JGSNY Members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

More information on our website - jgsny.org and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting September 15 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St.

Speaker: Daniel Walkowitz
Program: "Searching for Paterson Roots Remembered and Forgotten in Heritage Tourism
Abroad"

The extended Walkowitz family arrived in Paterson NJ >from Lodz, Poland, as early as
1910. They worked in textile mills, department stores and shops in the city while
taking an active role in Yiddish theater, the Paterson Folk Chorus, and labor
politics. Our speaker will recount the genealogical and archival research that
allowed him to uncover the stories of this past in the United States and in Eastern
and Central Europe, where he sought to see and hear what of these roots appear in
walking tours, Jewish museums and memorial sites. Illustrated with slides, the
lecture will also illustrate the disappointments and surprises that frame the
robust and changing terrain of Jewish Heritage tourism today.

Daniel Walkowitz, Emeritus Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Professor
of History at New York University, has specialized in labor history, urban history
and public history. In nearly a dozen books, many articles and four films for
public television he has worked to bring America's past to both academic and broad
public audiences.

Free for JGSNY Members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

More information on our website - jgsny.org and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


1848 Hungarian Census source #hungary

Risa Heywood
 

I found an 1848 Hungarian census index record in the Hungarian SIG database
for which I would like to get a copy of the original record. These are the
index records for Abaúj-Torna and the film # was 48389. This isn't an FHL
film # so I'm guessing it's >from the Hungarian National Archives. But, I
don't see anything mentioned about Abaúj-Torna in the database notes. The
SIG Discussion Group Archive database wasn't available today, so I couldn't
see if this question has already been asked.

What is the source of these Abaúj-Torna and does anyone know how I might get
a copy of the original records? I'm specifically looking for Nagybodolló,
Abaúj-Torna, household 7, Farkas Guttman.

Thanks!

Risa Daitzman Heywood
Denver, Colorado


Hungary SIG #Hungary 1848 Hungarian Census source #hungary

Risa Heywood
 

I found an 1848 Hungarian census index record in the Hungarian SIG database
for which I would like to get a copy of the original record. These are the
index records for Abaúj-Torna and the film # was 48389. This isn't an FHL
film # so I'm guessing it's >from the Hungarian National Archives. But, I
don't see anything mentioned about Abaúj-Torna in the database notes. The
SIG Discussion Group Archive database wasn't available today, so I couldn't
see if this question has already been asked.

What is the source of these Abaúj-Torna and does anyone know how I might get
a copy of the original records? I'm specifically looking for Nagybodolló,
Abaúj-Torna, household 7, Farkas Guttman.

Thanks!

Risa Daitzman Heywood
Denver, Colorado


Forced Labor during WW2 #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

I am attempting to put more details to information received via the Arolsen Archives.
The purpose is to assist a cousin in understanding his Hungarian Father's history as a forced laborer.

One of the documents received calls out his transfer in April 1941 to "Ungvar, Arbeitskomp. 108/58" and then goes on to show where he â??served"
Since I assume that â??Arbeitskompâ?? means Arbeitskompanie, which translates roughly to Work Regiment, I also assume that
Uncle Alex was in Regiment 108/58.

Knowing that the Nazis kept prodigious details, I assume that there is information regarding specific forced work regiments.
Unfortunately I have yet to locate anything online that helps me further.

Can anyone provide some direction regarding details, German or English, about this topic. Online?, Books?, University Thesis?, etc.

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
Researching: Magocsi, Grosz, Greif


Hungary SIG #Hungary Forced Labor during WW2 #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

I am attempting to put more details to information received via the Arolsen Archives.
The purpose is to assist a cousin in understanding his Hungarian Father's history as a forced laborer.

One of the documents received calls out his transfer in April 1941 to "Ungvar, Arbeitskomp. 108/58" and then goes on to show where he â??served"
Since I assume that â??Arbeitskompâ?? means Arbeitskompanie, which translates roughly to Work Regiment, I also assume that
Uncle Alex was in Regiment 108/58.

Knowing that the Nazis kept prodigious details, I assume that there is information regarding specific forced work regiments.
Unfortunately I have yet to locate anything online that helps me further.

Can anyone provide some direction regarding details, German or English, about this topic. Online?, Books?, University Thesis?, etc.

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
Researching: Magocsi, Grosz, Greif


Re: Phyllis Kramer, z'l #france

ayana.kimron@...
 

Phyllis Kramer - a great contributor, a dilligent worker, and pleasant
personality.
Taken so quickly >from us, may she rest in peace.

Ayana KimRon


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Phyllis Kramer, z'l #hungary

ayana.kimron@...
 

Phyllis Kramer - a great contributor, a dilligent worker, and pleasant
personality.
Taken so quickly >from us, may she rest in peace.

Ayana KimRon


Sephardic genealogy talk at Sept. 15 JGS of Illinois meeting in Northbrook, Illinois #general

events@...
 

Genealogist Sarina Roffe will present a talk titled "A Guide to
Sephardic Genealogy" at the Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, meeting of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Her presentation will begin at
2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m.
for those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get
help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions >from
genealogy expert volunteers before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For
more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-3163800 or phone 312-666-0100.

Sarina Roffe is a professional genealogist, editor of Dorot: The Journal
of the Jewish Genealogical Society (of New York), and founder of the
Sephardic Heritage Project. She is responsible for translation and
databasing of marriage and brit milah records on JewishGen.org.

While on the board of governors of JewishGen, she acquired several
databases of Sephardic records, including cemetery records >from Mexico,
Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina. She serves on the IAJGS board of
directors and presents often at IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy
Conferences. Sarina has completed over a dozen genealogies.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sephardic genealogy talk at Sept. 15 JGS of Illinois meeting in Northbrook, Illinois #general

events@...
 

Genealogist Sarina Roffe will present a talk titled "A Guide to
Sephardic Genealogy" at the Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, meeting of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Her presentation will begin at
2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m.
for those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get
help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions >from
genealogy expert volunteers before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For
more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-3163800 or phone 312-666-0100.

Sarina Roffe is a professional genealogist, editor of Dorot: The Journal
of the Jewish Genealogical Society (of New York), and founder of the
Sephardic Heritage Project. She is responsible for translation and
databasing of marriage and brit milah records on JewishGen.org.

While on the board of governors of JewishGen, she acquired several
databases of Sephardic records, including cemetery records >from Mexico,
Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina. She serves on the IAJGS board of
directors and presents often at IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy
Conferences. Sarina has completed over a dozen genealogies.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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