Date   
ILSE GINSBERG #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Ilse GINSBERG born 1893 was my mother's mother. She
marrie first Iwan BLOCH then after his death Oscar
LEVY.
She died 1948 in Stellenbosch. I believe that she was
buried in Stellenbosch. I have NO deatails of the
loction of her grave. If anyone is familiar with the
Jewish cemetery there and has the time to photograph
her grave stone, I would be very grateful to receive a
copy of the photograph.

Adam Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@...>

*** The list of tombstones in the Stellenbosch cemetery, with details from
the inscriptions, is available as an Excel file on the SA SIG web site

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/cemeteries/5/index.htm

The list includes Ilse LEVY, d. 21 March 1948.
-- Moderator ***

SOUTH FROM PLUNGE: Some families who moved from Lithuania to South Africa #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

It's me again, Adam Yamey. I wish to repeat one aspect
of my research interests adding some more detail than
I included in previous postings to this group.

Our family name may have been YAMI or JAMI...spelling
was affected by the whims of immigration officials in
South Africa and USA, I guess.

Briefly and without going into too much detail:

1.Effroim Yami of Plunge had a son Iosel who in turn
had a son Solomon who emigrated >from Plunge, Lithuania
to South Africa. Solomon YAMEY(as his surname was
spelled) married Leah HALPERIN at the beginning of the
20th century. Leah and Solomon were my father's
parents.

2.Leah Halperin was born in South Africa (I believe),
the daughter of Shroel Halperin who went to south
Africa(>from Telsiai = Telz) and of D(v)ora GARB(from
Plunge or nearby).
Dvora Garb who also lived in Souith Africa was a
daughter of Chatskil GARB (son of Feitel Garb) and
Etta KATZIN (also of Plunge).

3. Etta Katzin had a number of siblings:Isaac(=John?),
Israel, Unknown brother (who may have been a
distiller),Benjamin.

4.Leah's sister Freda married Simon HORWITZ.

Do any of these names or facts mean anything to
anyone? If so, what? Please contact me, Adam
Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@...>

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica ILSE GINSBERG #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Ilse GINSBERG born 1893 was my mother's mother. She
marrie first Iwan BLOCH then after his death Oscar
LEVY.
She died 1948 in Stellenbosch. I believe that she was
buried in Stellenbosch. I have NO deatails of the
loction of her grave. If anyone is familiar with the
Jewish cemetery there and has the time to photograph
her grave stone, I would be very grateful to receive a
copy of the photograph.

Adam Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@...>

*** The list of tombstones in the Stellenbosch cemetery, with details from
the inscriptions, is available as an Excel file on the SA SIG web site

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/cemeteries/5/index.htm

The list includes Ilse LEVY, d. 21 March 1948.
-- Moderator ***

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SOUTH FROM PLUNGE: Some families who moved from Lithuania to South Africa #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

It's me again, Adam Yamey. I wish to repeat one aspect
of my research interests adding some more detail than
I included in previous postings to this group.

Our family name may have been YAMI or JAMI...spelling
was affected by the whims of immigration officials in
South Africa and USA, I guess.

Briefly and without going into too much detail:

1.Effroim Yami of Plunge had a son Iosel who in turn
had a son Solomon who emigrated >from Plunge, Lithuania
to South Africa. Solomon YAMEY(as his surname was
spelled) married Leah HALPERIN at the beginning of the
20th century. Leah and Solomon were my father's
parents.

2.Leah Halperin was born in South Africa (I believe),
the daughter of Shroel Halperin who went to south
Africa(>from Telsiai = Telz) and of D(v)ora GARB(from
Plunge or nearby).
Dvora Garb who also lived in Souith Africa was a
daughter of Chatskil GARB (son of Feitel Garb) and
Etta KATZIN (also of Plunge).

3. Etta Katzin had a number of siblings:Isaac(=John?),
Israel, Unknown brother (who may have been a
distiller),Benjamin.

4.Leah's sister Freda married Simon HORWITZ.

Do any of these names or facts mean anything to
anyone? If so, what? Please contact me, Adam
Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@...>

Re: HOFFENBERG Wedding and KAPLAN family #southafrica

shaul <shaul@...>
 

"Ellen Stanton" <harprulz@... on Friday, July 19, 2002 wrote in
SOUTH-AFRICA-IMMIGRANTS-BRITISH-L@... re Grahamstown Newspaper
Clippings #4

Transcribed >from a notebook of newspaper clippings saved by my husband's
grandmother, Doris Thomas Thacher, who grew up in Grahamstown and moved to
Canada, and later to the U. S. in 1914, just as WWI was beginning. Most of
these have no dates, but perhaps are of some use to someone anyway.
HOFFENBERG - KAPLAN

<<Full advantage was taken yesterday of the picturesque effect to which the
Jewish marriage ceremony lends itself. The event in the local synagogue
was the marriage of Dora, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kaplan, of
Grahamstown, and Mr. Ben. Hoffenberg, of Port Elizabeth. Long Steet>

This rang a bell!. Ben Hoffenberg was, at some stage, in business with my
late father. I looked up the entry to Ben in the 1929 SA. Jewish Yearbook
and this wedding took place in 1917. Ben , b. Lithuania 1891, came to South
Africa in 1902. educated in SA, m . Dora Kaplan in 1917, 2 sons and 2
daughters. . Produce Merchant. Port Elizabeth.

To add to this family, one of his sons, Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, Raymond
Hoffenberg
b 1923, professor of medicine, Birmingham....
"Bill Hoffenberg's principal characteristic is bravery. As a young man he
fought his way up Italy with Alexander's army. Back in South Africa he
sided with the African National Congress and was imprisoned and eventually
expelled for his political beliefs. As president of the Royal College of
Physicians he campaigned successfully for doctors to audit their own
activities." ( http://bmj.com/collections/century/data/hoffen.htm )

I am interested in how the various Kaplans mentioned in this note were
connected and would appreciate any information on this..

<<The bride was given away by her father and the bestmen were Mr. Harry
Kaplan and Mr. J. E. Edelsack, while Mr. Philip Kaplan was groomsman.
The bridesmaids were Miss Rosie Kaplan of Port Elizabeth (aunt of the
bride),............... Mrs. J. Kaplan was attired in blue silk.>>

Mrs. J. Kaplan was, presumably, the wife of Jacob John Kaplan, b.
Lithuania, married Annie Selzer, had three children ... later living in
Trompsburg. The eldest son was Philip, an outstanding attorney, who died
at a young age. second son was Sydney, b. Trompsburg, OFS, who married my
late aunt, Sarah Freida Issroff >from Hankey/ Patensie area.

I remember Mrs. JJ. Kaplan, who msut ahve died in the 1960/70s, as a
stereotype of very Victorian lady, lving jsut off Park Drive in PE.

I still have the Collected Works of Shakespeare given to me and
inscribed by the Hoffenbergs on the occasion of my bar-Mitzvah in the 1950's.


Saul Issroff ( London)

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: HOFFENBERG Wedding and KAPLAN family #southafrica

shaul <shaul@...>
 

"Ellen Stanton" <harprulz@... on Friday, July 19, 2002 wrote in
SOUTH-AFRICA-IMMIGRANTS-BRITISH-L@... re Grahamstown Newspaper
Clippings #4

Transcribed >from a notebook of newspaper clippings saved by my husband's
grandmother, Doris Thomas Thacher, who grew up in Grahamstown and moved to
Canada, and later to the U. S. in 1914, just as WWI was beginning. Most of
these have no dates, but perhaps are of some use to someone anyway.
HOFFENBERG - KAPLAN

<<Full advantage was taken yesterday of the picturesque effect to which the
Jewish marriage ceremony lends itself. The event in the local synagogue
was the marriage of Dora, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kaplan, of
Grahamstown, and Mr. Ben. Hoffenberg, of Port Elizabeth. Long Steet>

This rang a bell!. Ben Hoffenberg was, at some stage, in business with my
late father. I looked up the entry to Ben in the 1929 SA. Jewish Yearbook
and this wedding took place in 1917. Ben , b. Lithuania 1891, came to South
Africa in 1902. educated in SA, m . Dora Kaplan in 1917, 2 sons and 2
daughters. . Produce Merchant. Port Elizabeth.

To add to this family, one of his sons, Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, Raymond
Hoffenberg
b 1923, professor of medicine, Birmingham....
"Bill Hoffenberg's principal characteristic is bravery. As a young man he
fought his way up Italy with Alexander's army. Back in South Africa he
sided with the African National Congress and was imprisoned and eventually
expelled for his political beliefs. As president of the Royal College of
Physicians he campaigned successfully for doctors to audit their own
activities." ( http://bmj.com/collections/century/data/hoffen.htm )

I am interested in how the various Kaplans mentioned in this note were
connected and would appreciate any information on this..

<<The bride was given away by her father and the bestmen were Mr. Harry
Kaplan and Mr. J. E. Edelsack, while Mr. Philip Kaplan was groomsman.
The bridesmaids were Miss Rosie Kaplan of Port Elizabeth (aunt of the
bride),............... Mrs. J. Kaplan was attired in blue silk.>>

Mrs. J. Kaplan was, presumably, the wife of Jacob John Kaplan, b.
Lithuania, married Annie Selzer, had three children ... later living in
Trompsburg. The eldest son was Philip, an outstanding attorney, who died
at a young age. second son was Sydney, b. Trompsburg, OFS, who married my
late aunt, Sarah Freida Issroff >from Hankey/ Patensie area.

I remember Mrs. JJ. Kaplan, who msut ahve died in the 1960/70s, as a
stereotype of very Victorian lady, lving jsut off Park Drive in PE.

I still have the Collected Works of Shakespeare given to me and
inscribed by the Hoffenbergs on the occasion of my bar-Mitzvah in the 1950's.


Saul Issroff ( London)

Franya Winters #yiddish

mfrankhp@...
 

I am new to this...I hope that I'm doing this the right way.

Does anyone have any information on Franya WINTERS an actress with the
Vilna Troupe, among others? She is a cousin and I am attempting to gather
information before my trip to Vilna in August.

thank you,
Mfrank

Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Franya Winters #yiddish

mfrankhp@...
 

I am new to this...I hope that I'm doing this the right way.

Does anyone have any information on Franya WINTERS an actress with the
Vilna Troupe, among others? She is a cousin and I am attempting to gather
information before my trip to Vilna in August.

thank you,
Mfrank

Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #galicia

JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
 

Announcements:

Genealogy is about context, as well as facts. The 22nd IAJGS International
Conference is pleased to present a range of artistic displays, entertainment
and films to delight the soul, as well as your mind. Full details of these
Programmes can be found on the Conference Programme web page at
http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Programme.html.

1. During the Conference you will find a range of galleries with arts and
exhibits. In one gallery you will find a limited selection >from the
original major photographic exhibition “And I Still See Their Faces: Images
of Polish Jews”. - an absorbing look at the vibrant Jewish family and
community life and diverse culture that existed in Poland in the years
before 1939. The accompanying volume will be on sale.

2. “Jewish Heritage in Poland” is selection of sixteen photographs, in
colour and black and white, of Jewish heritage sites in Poland taken by Alex
Oldfield while on a two-week Elderhostel tour in August 2001. The focus is
on Judaica in Warsaw, Tykocin, Bialystok, Lodz, and Kazimierz (Cracow), as
well as Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz. Most of these photographs will be
featured in the slide show presentation: Jewish Heritage in Poland (see
Monday’s schedule).

3. “Tracing the Jewish Past Through Postal History” is a photographic
exhibition that contains samples >from the collection of Nigel Grizzard and
travels through places as diverse as Kirgistan, England, the Isle of Man,
Palestine, Egypt, Slovakia, Hungary and Argentina.

Three original art exhibitions will be on display at the Conference and the
artists will be available for an informal talk and questions.

a. Mayer Kirshenblatt’s “Childhood Memories >from Opatow, Poland” is his
reflection of stories he told his three daughters about growing up in Poland
before the Holocaust.

b. >from Montreal, artist Susan Shulman’s “In Our Memories Forever”, the
hypothetical has become real. Through the existence of a family archive of
letters written by her young grandparents between 1898-1900, the painter has
been afforded a glimpse into the lives of her ancestors and their flight
from Russia and eventual immigration to Canada.
c. Family Fabrics: An Exhibit by the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles
of Toronto, is an exhibit of original textile pieces incorporating
genealogical research and family history. Some pieces have been constructed
using heirloom fabrics.

d. The Exhibition of Family Trees by students in Toronto Hebrew Day Schools
Grades 4 and 5 shows the work of the grade 4 students of the Toronto Heschel
School, a Jewish Day School where the arts play a major role, and the work
of grade 5 students at the Bialik Hebrew Day School of Toronto.

e. In conjunction with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the second
largest Jewish film festival in North America, and one of the largest Jewish
film festivals in the world, the Conference will be presenting the Jewish
Genealogical Film Festival. Films of interest to Jewish genealogists will be
featured Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Two of the films are expected to be
presented by respective film makers, one by a person portrayed in the film,
others by persons knowledgeable in the topics.

Tuesday Cinema 1: “The Jews of Poland”, & “The Secret”
Tuesday Cinema 2: “Bene Israel: A Family Portrait” & “Uncle Chatzkel”
Wednesday Cinema 1:“Wierzbnik: Impressions of a Town that Was” &
“Photographer”
Wednesday Cinema 2: “I am home” & "Minyan on the Mira”

Feed the mind, body and soul at the Conference’s Gala Closing Banquet. In
addition to our wonderful guest speaker, Dr. Irving Abella, and a great
meal, the evening will provide live entertainment. Prior to and during the
Banquet, entertainment will be provided by Beyond the Pale (see
http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_beyond.html ), who will perform Klezmer
music, the traditional folk music of eastern-European Jews.

At Toronto 2002, you’ll have it all: a great genealogical experience, great
friends, food and Jewish Genealogies own version of Arts & Entertainment. I
f you haven’t registered yet, times almost gone. Register now at
www.jgstoronto2002.ca. See you in Toronto!

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #galicia

JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
 

Announcements:

Genealogy is about context, as well as facts. The 22nd IAJGS International
Conference is pleased to present a range of artistic displays, entertainment
and films to delight the soul, as well as your mind. Full details of these
Programmes can be found on the Conference Programme web page at
http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Programme.html.

1. During the Conference you will find a range of galleries with arts and
exhibits. In one gallery you will find a limited selection >from the
original major photographic exhibition “And I Still See Their Faces: Images
of Polish Jews”. - an absorbing look at the vibrant Jewish family and
community life and diverse culture that existed in Poland in the years
before 1939. The accompanying volume will be on sale.

2. “Jewish Heritage in Poland” is selection of sixteen photographs, in
colour and black and white, of Jewish heritage sites in Poland taken by Alex
Oldfield while on a two-week Elderhostel tour in August 2001. The focus is
on Judaica in Warsaw, Tykocin, Bialystok, Lodz, and Kazimierz (Cracow), as
well as Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz. Most of these photographs will be
featured in the slide show presentation: Jewish Heritage in Poland (see
Monday’s schedule).

3. “Tracing the Jewish Past Through Postal History” is a photographic
exhibition that contains samples >from the collection of Nigel Grizzard and
travels through places as diverse as Kirgistan, England, the Isle of Man,
Palestine, Egypt, Slovakia, Hungary and Argentina.

Three original art exhibitions will be on display at the Conference and the
artists will be available for an informal talk and questions.

a. Mayer Kirshenblatt’s “Childhood Memories >from Opatow, Poland” is his
reflection of stories he told his three daughters about growing up in Poland
before the Holocaust.

b. >from Montreal, artist Susan Shulman’s “In Our Memories Forever”, the
hypothetical has become real. Through the existence of a family archive of
letters written by her young grandparents between 1898-1900, the painter has
been afforded a glimpse into the lives of her ancestors and their flight
from Russia and eventual immigration to Canada.
c. Family Fabrics: An Exhibit by the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles
of Toronto, is an exhibit of original textile pieces incorporating
genealogical research and family history. Some pieces have been constructed
using heirloom fabrics.

d. The Exhibition of Family Trees by students in Toronto Hebrew Day Schools
Grades 4 and 5 shows the work of the grade 4 students of the Toronto Heschel
School, a Jewish Day School where the arts play a major role, and the work
of grade 5 students at the Bialik Hebrew Day School of Toronto.

e. In conjunction with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the second
largest Jewish film festival in North America, and one of the largest Jewish
film festivals in the world, the Conference will be presenting the Jewish
Genealogical Film Festival. Films of interest to Jewish genealogists will be
featured Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Two of the films are expected to be
presented by respective film makers, one by a person portrayed in the film,
others by persons knowledgeable in the topics.

Tuesday Cinema 1: “The Jews of Poland”, & “The Secret”
Tuesday Cinema 2: “Bene Israel: A Family Portrait” & “Uncle Chatzkel”
Wednesday Cinema 1:“Wierzbnik: Impressions of a Town that Was” &
“Photographer”
Wednesday Cinema 2: “I am home” & "Minyan on the Mira”

Feed the mind, body and soul at the Conference’s Gala Closing Banquet. In
addition to our wonderful guest speaker, Dr. Irving Abella, and a great
meal, the evening will provide live entertainment. Prior to and during the
Banquet, entertainment will be provided by Beyond the Pale (see
http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_beyond.html ), who will perform Klezmer
music, the traditional folk music of eastern-European Jews.

At Toronto 2002, you’ll have it all: a great genealogical experience, great
friends, food and Jewish Genealogies own version of Arts & Entertainment. I
f you haven’t registered yet, times almost gone. Register now at
www.jgstoronto2002.ca. See you in Toronto!

Toronto Conference - JewishGen Luncheon - JewishGen Databases Guided Tour #galicia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

An in-depth guided tour of the JewishGen databases will be conducted by
Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias at the JewishGen luncheon scheduled for
Tuesday, August 6th at 12:30 at the Toronto Conference.

Learn all about the JewishGen Family Finder, ShtetlSeeker, Discussion
Group archives, the Family Tree of the Jewish People, and more.

Not only will your guides take you through each of these incredibly
valuable databases, you will learn how to make the best possible use of
them to benefit your own research and, in the case of the JewishGen
Family Finder how to add your own research interests to the existing
275,000 surname/town combinations.

Sign up now as the limited space is going fast! Go to the Tour and
Meals Order Form at < http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/orderform.html >,
enter the requested information and when completed scroll to the
very bottom to submit the form.

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Toronto Conference - JewishGen Luncheon - JewishGen Databases Guided Tour #galicia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

An in-depth guided tour of the JewishGen databases will be conducted by
Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias at the JewishGen luncheon scheduled for
Tuesday, August 6th at 12:30 at the Toronto Conference.

Learn all about the JewishGen Family Finder, ShtetlSeeker, Discussion
Group archives, the Family Tree of the Jewish People, and more.

Not only will your guides take you through each of these incredibly
valuable databases, you will learn how to make the best possible use of
them to benefit your own research and, in the case of the JewishGen
Family Finder how to add your own research interests to the existing
275,000 surname/town combinations.

Sign up now as the limited space is going fast! Go to the Tour and
Meals Order Form at < http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/orderform.html >,
enter the requested information and when completed scroll to the
very bottom to submit the form.

Re: Attention: Former @home.com subscribers & GG members #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Shelley's advice is excellent and I would just like to add the
following:

If you have not done so, please update your contact information
in the JewishGen Family Finder since that is the only way others
can reach you if there is the possibility of a connection.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff and then click on the MODIFY
icon, enter your researcher code and password and update the
informantion. We also need you to enter your phone number which
will never be published but needed only for administrative
purposes.

Many thanks for your anticipated cooperation!
Carol

Carol Skydell, Vice President,
JewishGen Special Projects

cskydell@...


Shelley Pollero writes in part:

Many Gesher Galicia members with an @home.com email address renewed
their 2001-2 membership before the demise of that provider. These email addresses
are still listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder and on our membership
database. When @home.com went out of business, we all had to change our ISP
but many of you have forgotten to inform Gesher Galicia of your new address.

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Attention: Former @home.com subscribers & GG members #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Shelley's advice is excellent and I would just like to add the
following:

If you have not done so, please update your contact information
in the JewishGen Family Finder since that is the only way others
can reach you if there is the possibility of a connection.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff and then click on the MODIFY
icon, enter your researcher code and password and update the
informantion. We also need you to enter your phone number which
will never be published but needed only for administrative
purposes.

Many thanks for your anticipated cooperation!
Carol

Carol Skydell, Vice President,
JewishGen Special Projects

cskydell@...


Shelley Pollero writes in part:

Many Gesher Galicia members with an @home.com email address renewed
their 2001-2 membership before the demise of that provider. These email addresses
are still listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder and on our membership
database. When @home.com went out of business, we all had to change our ISP
but many of you have forgotten to inform Gesher Galicia of your new address.

A communal Yizkor list for a Jewish cemetery in Galicia #galicia

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

You have travelled half the world to visit the Jewish cemetery in Galicia
where your family was buried.
Now you have finally arrived, but found out that most gravestones have only
first names, no family names.

In such a situation, could a possible solution be to locate a gravestone
with a Jahrzeit around the day of your visit and have that gravestone as a
symbolic gravestone for putting a little stone on it?
Can one do some kind of religious ritual? What does the Halacha say about
this?

Can there be some kind of mutual responsibility/connection in such a special
situation?

I have made such a communal Yizkor list for the around 400 graves I
registered in Lubaczow, with the exact location of each grave. Does a
cemetery list arranged according to the Hebrew date of death make sense for
you?
In any case I intend to leave one such copy with a Polish friend who lives
near Lubaczow.

The registered information will be on the JOWBR in due time, but that is a
completely different way of presenting the material and for a different
purpose.

I would be glad to hear your reactions, based on both feelings and/or
religious traditions.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia A communal Yizkor list for a Jewish cemetery in Galicia #galicia

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

You have travelled half the world to visit the Jewish cemetery in Galicia
where your family was buried.
Now you have finally arrived, but found out that most gravestones have only
first names, no family names.

In such a situation, could a possible solution be to locate a gravestone
with a Jahrzeit around the day of your visit and have that gravestone as a
symbolic gravestone for putting a little stone on it?
Can one do some kind of religious ritual? What does the Halacha say about
this?

Can there be some kind of mutual responsibility/connection in such a special
situation?

I have made such a communal Yizkor list for the around 400 graves I
registered in Lubaczow, with the exact location of each grave. Does a
cemetery list arranged according to the Hebrew date of death make sense for
you?
In any case I intend to leave one such copy with a Polish friend who lives
near Lubaczow.

The registered information will be on the JOWBR in due time, but that is a
completely different way of presenting the material and for a different
purpose.

I would be glad to hear your reactions, based on both feelings and/or
religious traditions.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel

Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #galicia

JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
 

Billy Crystal & Simon Wiesenthal Center to Announce Major New
Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to
announce that noted actor, comedian and humanitarian Mr. Billy Crystal and
the Simon Wiesenthal Center/ Museum of Tolerance have chosen to announce a
major new genealogical project at the Opening of the Conference on the
evening of August 4. Mr. Rafi Guber, the creator and historian/genealogist
for the project and speaker at the Conference, will be presenting a personal
message to the Conference >from Mr. Crystal after which the attendees will
watch a short video introducing a major new Genealogical project at the
Simon Wiesenthal Center in which Mr. Crystal is a major participant.

Gert Rogers, Chair of the Conference noted that "We are very pleased that
Mr. Crystal has chosen to greet our Conference and announce this major new
project. Mr. Crystal has been involved for some time in Jewish genealogy.
He has been working with Rafael Guber on his family over the last five
years and Mr. Crystal is well known to be committed to the cause of Jewish
identity. We are pleased that he has recognized the importance of our
Conference as a place to make this important announcement.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) is hosting the 22nd
IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy at the Toronto Sheraton Centre, August
4-9, 2002. The Conference is an opportunity to advance Jewish Genealogy at
home and internationally. Up to 1,000 Jewish genealogists >from around the
world are expected to come to Toronto for a series of lectures, meetings
and special events, making it the largest international Jewish gathering in
Canada this year. Detailed information about the Conference can be found
at the Conference website at www.jgstoronto2002.ca.

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #galicia

JGS of Canada (Toronto) <info@...>
 

Billy Crystal & Simon Wiesenthal Center to Announce Major New
Genealogy Project at 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to
announce that noted actor, comedian and humanitarian Mr. Billy Crystal and
the Simon Wiesenthal Center/ Museum of Tolerance have chosen to announce a
major new genealogical project at the Opening of the Conference on the
evening of August 4. Mr. Rafi Guber, the creator and historian/genealogist
for the project and speaker at the Conference, will be presenting a personal
message to the Conference >from Mr. Crystal after which the attendees will
watch a short video introducing a major new Genealogical project at the
Simon Wiesenthal Center in which Mr. Crystal is a major participant.

Gert Rogers, Chair of the Conference noted that "We are very pleased that
Mr. Crystal has chosen to greet our Conference and announce this major new
project. Mr. Crystal has been involved for some time in Jewish genealogy.
He has been working with Rafael Guber on his family over the last five
years and Mr. Crystal is well known to be committed to the cause of Jewish
identity. We are pleased that he has recognized the importance of our
Conference as a place to make this important announcement.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) is hosting the 22nd
IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy at the Toronto Sheraton Centre, August
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Umschlagplatz Discovered in Lodz--Jewish Press Newspaper #lodz #poland

Ronisl@...
 

In its Friday July 19th issue, _ The Jewish Press_ (NY edition), ran an
article on page 32 with the above title. (I couldn't find it in their on-line
edition.) Article reports that the orginal building located on Stalowa
Street near Infloncka served as the Umschlagplatz. The tracks could also be
seen. This is quite a find since most of these buildings in other towns
were destroyed. It still has the original walls, doors, and ramps. Simcha
Keller, head of the Jewish Community in Lodz, is organizing the restoration
of the site. It's possible that old inscriptions may be found. The present
owner has agreed to sell and vacate the building within a month or so.

Regards,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York

Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Umschlagplatz Discovered in Lodz--Jewish Press Newspaper #poland #lodz

Ronisl@...
 

In its Friday July 19th issue, _ The Jewish Press_ (NY edition), ran an
article on page 32 with the above title. (I couldn't find it in their on-line
edition.) Article reports that the orginal building located on Stalowa
Street near Infloncka served as the Umschlagplatz. The tracks could also be
seen. This is quite a find since most of these buildings in other towns
were destroyed. It still has the original walls, doors, and ramps. Simcha
Keller, head of the Jewish Community in Lodz, is organizing the restoration
of the site. It's possible that old inscriptions may be found. The present
owner has agreed to sell and vacate the building within a month or so.

Regards,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York