Date   

Latest AAPJS Issue of Gazeta #poland

<leorat@alumni.duke.edu > <leorat@...>
 

Dear JRI-Poland Community,

I am writing as a board member of the American Association for Polish
Jewish Studies. We would like to share with you the latest issue of
our newsletter, Gazeta, which came out a few weeks ago:

http://www.taubephilanthropies.org/sites/all/files/blast/2019/Gazeta_Spring19-041119.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3p9QUydNhMIiuoPWXlSMQWHpTL6x_qiKvckzvaLZuXwcNbDvzE-uLowU8

For more info about AAPJS, an organization founded by Professor Antony
Polonsky, contact me.

Best wishes,

Leora Tec
Founder & Director, Bridge To Poland
www.bridgetopoland.com


JRI Poland #Poland Latest AAPJS Issue of Gazeta #poland

<leorat@alumni.duke.edu > <leorat@...>
 

Dear JRI-Poland Community,

I am writing as a board member of the American Association for Polish
Jewish Studies. We would like to share with you the latest issue of
our newsletter, Gazeta, which came out a few weeks ago:

http://www.taubephilanthropies.org/sites/all/files/blast/2019/Gazeta_Spring19-041119.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3p9QUydNhMIiuoPWXlSMQWHpTL6x_qiKvckzvaLZuXwcNbDvzE-uLowU8

For more info about AAPJS, an organization founded by Professor Antony
Polonsky, contact me.

Best wishes,

Leora Tec
Founder & Director, Bridge To Poland
www.bridgetopoland.com


Polish census of 1931 #poland

Terry Ashton
 

I am wondering if anyone knows how to find the actual records of the Polish
census of 1931, if in fact they have been digitized? Any advice would be
appreciated.

With thanks,

Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne, Australia
SEARCHING:
PRASHKER: Kalisz - Poland
SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola - Poland
GOLDMAN: Budapest - Hungary, Blaszki - Poland
SEGAL: Vilnius - Lithuania


JRI Poland #Poland Polish census of 1931 #poland

Terry Ashton
 

I am wondering if anyone knows how to find the actual records of the Polish
census of 1931, if in fact they have been digitized? Any advice would be
appreciated.

With thanks,

Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne, Australia
SEARCHING:
PRASHKER: Kalisz - Poland
SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola - Poland
GOLDMAN: Budapest - Hungary, Blaszki - Poland
SEGAL: Vilnius - Lithuania


ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Gary Pokrassa
 

I've posted three vital records in Polish for which I need a
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73706
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73707
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73708

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.


Gary Pokrassa


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Gary Pokrassa
 

I've posted three vital records in Polish for which I need a
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73706
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73707
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73708

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.


Gary Pokrassa


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 7 Recap #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland - Day 7:

Today, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows spent their second day
cleaning up the Krzepice, Poland Jewish Cemetery. After a 7:45 AM
breakfast, they made their way to the cemetery, where they were joined
by a different group >from the local non-Jewish high school, who came
to help in the clean-up process.

As part of the leadership training opportunities provided by JewishGen,
the Fellows gave an introduction and orientation to the high-school
students. They explained the significance of our work, proper decorum
for a cemetery, and what the students might encounter throughout the
day.

Before officially getting started with the tasks at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky read the English translation of the traditional
Jewish blessing which is recited upon visiting a cemetery for the first
time in thirty days, and which describes our collective belief in the
eventual revival of the dead.

As brush was cleared, numerous Matzevot became visible, many of them
covered with dirt and or moss. After cleaning them with special brushes,
the JewishGen Fellows, led by Rivka Schiller, gave the students a brief
overview of some of the information contained on a traditional Jewish
tombstone.

In the morning, the Fellows heard >from a local historian, who explained
that Krzepice was extremely close to the German border in 1939, and
became one of the first towns destroyed by the Nazis. When the Nazis
came into town, they immediately murdered dozens of people, as many
as 100, and took a tank and plowed through the cemetery. In the
afternoon, Steven D. Reece showed the Fellows what he believes are
three possible mass-grave sites within the cemetery.

After dinner, Avraham Groll gave an evening session to the Fellows which
focused on common obstacles that people encounter when researching
their Jewish roots, and how JewishGen can help. Avraham explained that
the Fellows are now ambassadors on behalf of JewishGen and that we
will be relying on them to help spread awareness of JewishGen's
important work to their peer and contemporaries.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery for the
final day, this time joined by approximately 10 special needs adults. In
the afternoon, they will be visited by representatives >from the Chief
Rabbinate of Poland, which will explain some of the effort undertaken to
preserve Jewish cemeteries and sites of Mass Murder. Before returning
home for the evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also visit the only
remaining synagogue in Krzepice. While it is unsafe to enter the building,
it represents the last remnant of Jewish life in Krzepice (aside >from the
cemetery).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and live
videos, please go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 7 Recap #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland - Day 7:

Today, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows spent their second day
cleaning up the Krzepice, Poland Jewish Cemetery. After a 7:45 AM
breakfast, they made their way to the cemetery, where they were joined
by a different group >from the local non-Jewish high school, who came
to help in the clean-up process.

As part of the leadership training opportunities provided by JewishGen,
the Fellows gave an introduction and orientation to the high-school
students. They explained the significance of our work, proper decorum
for a cemetery, and what the students might encounter throughout the
day.

Before officially getting started with the tasks at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky read the English translation of the traditional
Jewish blessing which is recited upon visiting a cemetery for the first
time in thirty days, and which describes our collective belief in the
eventual revival of the dead.

As brush was cleared, numerous Matzevot became visible, many of them
covered with dirt and or moss. After cleaning them with special brushes,
the JewishGen Fellows, led by Rivka Schiller, gave the students a brief
overview of some of the information contained on a traditional Jewish
tombstone.

In the morning, the Fellows heard >from a local historian, who explained
that Krzepice was extremely close to the German border in 1939, and
became one of the first towns destroyed by the Nazis. When the Nazis
came into town, they immediately murdered dozens of people, as many
as 100, and took a tank and plowed through the cemetery. In the
afternoon, Steven D. Reece showed the Fellows what he believes are
three possible mass-grave sites within the cemetery.

After dinner, Avraham Groll gave an evening session to the Fellows which
focused on common obstacles that people encounter when researching
their Jewish roots, and how JewishGen can help. Avraham explained that
the Fellows are now ambassadors on behalf of JewishGen and that we
will be relying on them to help spread awareness of JewishGen's
important work to their peer and contemporaries.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery for the
final day, this time joined by approximately 10 special needs adults. In
the afternoon, they will be visited by representatives >from the Chief
Rabbinate of Poland, which will explain some of the effort undertaken to
preserve Jewish cemeteries and sites of Mass Murder. Before returning
home for the evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also visit the only
remaining synagogue in Krzepice. While it is unsafe to enter the building,
it represents the last remnant of Jewish life in Krzepice (aside >from the
cemetery).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and live
videos, please go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


TRANSLATION REQUEST - VIEWMATE #73750 #germany

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently posted a copy of a death notice dated 1915 for Jakob Michael
HONIG of Kassel, Germany on JewishGen's ViewMate #73750, requesting a full
translation for this document written in old German script.

I believe that Jakob Michael HONIG is the son of Abraham Joseph HONIG and
Scheindel WILDER >from Brody, Poland, that would make him a brother of my
paternal grandfather, Salomon Wolf WILDER and his other siblings.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to completely
transcribe this document.

Joyce Eastman, Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER/HONIG/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine and
Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany
and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow,
Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ:
Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia; WANK/KATZ: Brody, Poland/Brooklyn, NY


German SIG #Germany TRANSLATION REQUEST - VIEWMATE #73750 #germany

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently posted a copy of a death notice dated 1915 for Jakob Michael
HONIG of Kassel, Germany on JewishGen's ViewMate #73750, requesting a full
translation for this document written in old German script.

I believe that Jakob Michael HONIG is the son of Abraham Joseph HONIG and
Scheindel WILDER >from Brody, Poland, that would make him a brother of my
paternal grandfather, Salomon Wolf WILDER and his other siblings.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to completely
transcribe this document.

Joyce Eastman, Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER/HONIG/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine and
Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany
and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow,
Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ:
Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia; WANK/KATZ: Brody, Poland/Brooklyn, NY


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

wenglenski virginie
 

Hello,
I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73764
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Virginie wenglenski


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

wenglenski virginie
 

Hello,
I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73764
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Virginie wenglenski


Mt. Carmel Cemetery #general

Laurie
 

Hello JewishGenners,

I am seeking photos of the gravestones of a few of my relatives buried
at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York. If you happen to be going
out there and are willing to help, I would be happy to pay for your
time and expenses.

Thank you!
Laurie Duchowny


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Carmel Cemetery #general

Laurie
 

Hello JewishGenners,

I am seeking photos of the gravestones of a few of my relatives buried
at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York. If you happen to be going
out there and are willing to help, I would be happy to pay for your
time and expenses.

Thank you!
Laurie Duchowny


GerSIG Facebook - Important discussion of name adoption dates in German jurisdictions. #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

When did inherited family name adoption become mandated and effected
in various cities, duchies, kingdoms and other German jurisdictions?

A lively discussion with much important reference data has been ongoing
in the GerSIG Facebook group.

I invite those who contributed data to that discussion to send it to
our (GerSIG / Jewishgen) list as well.

This is an example of why membership in ** both ** our GerSIG
group and the Facebook group is important.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/

GerSIG Moderator


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 7 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland - Day 7:

Today, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows spent their second day
cleaning up the Krzepice, Poland Jewish Cemetery. After a 7:45 AM
breakfast, they made their way to the cemetery, where they were joined
by a different group >from the local non-Jewish high school, who came
to help in the clean-up process.

As part of the leadership training opportunities provided by
JewishGen, the Fellows gave an introduction and orientation to the
high-school students. They explained the significance of our work,
proper decorum for a cemetery, and what the students might encounter
throughout the day.

Before officially getting started with the tasks at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky read the English translation of the
traditional Jewish blessing which is recited upon visiting a cemetery
for the first time in thirty days, and which describes our collective
belief in the eventual revival of the dead.

As brush was cleared, numerous Matzevot became visible, many of them
covered with dirt and or moss. After cleaning them with special
brushes, the JewishGen Fellows, led by Rivka Schiller, gave the
students a brief overview of some of the information contained on a
traditional Jewish tombstone.

In the morning, the Fellows heard >from a local historian, who
explained that Krzepice was extremely close to the German border in
1939, and became one of the first towns destroyed by the Nazis. When
the Nazis came into town, they immediately murdered dozens of people,
as many as 100, and took a tank and plowed through the cemetery. In
the afternoon, Steven D. Reece showed the Fellows what he believes are
three possible mass-grave sites within the cemetery.

After dinner, Avraham Groll gave an evening session to the Fellows
which focused on common obstacles that people encounter when
researching their Jewish roots, and how JewishGen can help. Avraham
explained that the Fellows are now ambassadors on behalf of JewishGen
and that we will be relying on them to help spread awareness of
JewishGen's important work to their peer and contemporaries.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery for the
final day, this time joined by approximately 10 special needs adults.
In the afternoon, they will be visited by representatives >from the
Chief Rabbinate of Poland, which will explain some of the effort
undertaken to preserve Jewish cemeteries and sites of Mass Murder.
Before returning home for the evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also
visit the only remaining synagogue in Krzepice. While it is unsafe to
enter the building, it represents the last remnant of Jewish life in
Krzepice (aside >from the cemetery).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, please go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Facebook - Important discussion of name adoption dates in German jurisdictions. #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

When did inherited family name adoption become mandated and effected
in various cities, duchies, kingdoms and other German jurisdictions?

A lively discussion with much important reference data has been ongoing
in the GerSIG Facebook group.

I invite those who contributed data to that discussion to send it to
our (GerSIG / Jewishgen) list as well.

This is an example of why membership in ** both ** our GerSIG
group and the Facebook group is important.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/

GerSIG Moderator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 7 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland - Day 7:

Today, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows spent their second day
cleaning up the Krzepice, Poland Jewish Cemetery. After a 7:45 AM
breakfast, they made their way to the cemetery, where they were joined
by a different group >from the local non-Jewish high school, who came
to help in the clean-up process.

As part of the leadership training opportunities provided by
JewishGen, the Fellows gave an introduction and orientation to the
high-school students. They explained the significance of our work,
proper decorum for a cemetery, and what the students might encounter
throughout the day.

Before officially getting started with the tasks at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky read the English translation of the
traditional Jewish blessing which is recited upon visiting a cemetery
for the first time in thirty days, and which describes our collective
belief in the eventual revival of the dead.

As brush was cleared, numerous Matzevot became visible, many of them
covered with dirt and or moss. After cleaning them with special
brushes, the JewishGen Fellows, led by Rivka Schiller, gave the
students a brief overview of some of the information contained on a
traditional Jewish tombstone.

In the morning, the Fellows heard >from a local historian, who
explained that Krzepice was extremely close to the German border in
1939, and became one of the first towns destroyed by the Nazis. When
the Nazis came into town, they immediately murdered dozens of people,
as many as 100, and took a tank and plowed through the cemetery. In
the afternoon, Steven D. Reece showed the Fellows what he believes are
three possible mass-grave sites within the cemetery.

After dinner, Avraham Groll gave an evening session to the Fellows
which focused on common obstacles that people encounter when
researching their Jewish roots, and how JewishGen can help. Avraham
explained that the Fellows are now ambassadors on behalf of JewishGen
and that we will be relying on them to help spread awareness of
JewishGen's important work to their peer and contemporaries.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery for the
final day, this time joined by approximately 10 special needs adults.
In the afternoon, they will be visited by representatives >from the
Chief Rabbinate of Poland, which will explain some of the effort
undertaken to preserve Jewish cemeteries and sites of Mass Murder.
Before returning home for the evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also
visit the only remaining synagogue in Krzepice. While it is unsafe to
enter the building, it represents the last remnant of Jewish life in
Krzepice (aside >from the cemetery).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, please go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German translation request - ViewMate #73750 #general

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently posted a copy of a death notice dated 1915 for Jakob Michael
HONIG of Kassel, Germany on JewishGen's ViewMate #73750, requesting a full
translation for this document written in old German script.

I believe that Jakob Michael HONIG is the son of Abraham Joseph HONIG and
Scheindel WILDER >from Brody, Poland, that would make him a brother of my
paternal grandfather, Salomon Wolf WILDER and his other siblings.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to completely
transcribe this document.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER/HONIG/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine and
Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany
and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow,
Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ:
Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia; WANK/KATZ: Brody, Poland/Brooklyn, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL of the image is
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=73750


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German translation request - ViewMate #73750 #general

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently posted a copy of a death notice dated 1915 for Jakob Michael
HONIG of Kassel, Germany on JewishGen's ViewMate #73750, requesting a full
translation for this document written in old German script.

I believe that Jakob Michael HONIG is the son of Abraham Joseph HONIG and
Scheindel WILDER >from Brody, Poland, that would make him a brother of my
paternal grandfather, Salomon Wolf WILDER and his other siblings.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to completely
transcribe this document.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER/HONIG/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine and
Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany
and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow,
Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ:
Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia; WANK/KATZ: Brody, Poland/Brooklyn, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL of the image is
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=73750