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Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL [a fleeing refugee from Vienna] #germany

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan, Oswego NY ssherida@...


German SIG #Germany Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL [a fleeing refugee from Vienna] #germany

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan, Oswego NY ssherida@...


KATZ, Watchmaker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, originally from Jamnica, Galicia #galicia

Shlomo Katz
 

My great-grandmother's sister and brother-in-law Chaja Rechel (nee
LAST) and Joseph KATZ lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn,
N.Y. in the 1920s. They came to America >from Jamnica, Galicia, near
Tarnobrzeg. Joseph was a watchmaker.

I am searching for their descendants.

Shlomo Katz

REISS - Radomysl nad Sanem, Galicia and surroundings
LAST - Jamnica, Galicia and surroundings


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia KATZ, Watchmaker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, originally from Jamnica, Galicia #galicia

Shlomo Katz
 

My great-grandmother's sister and brother-in-law Chaja Rechel (nee
LAST) and Joseph KATZ lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn,
N.Y. in the 1920s. They came to America >from Jamnica, Galicia, near
Tarnobrzeg. Joseph was a watchmaker.

I am searching for their descendants.

Shlomo Katz

REISS - Radomysl nad Sanem, Galicia and surroundings
LAST - Jamnica, Galicia and surroundings


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Translation request - Hebrew - Avraham Zvi Hersch BEUTEL gravestone #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

A photo of the gravestone of my great-grandfather, Avraham Zvi Hersch
BEUTEL, in Hebrew, is posted at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75827.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Please
provide a translation of every word, as we know so little about him and are
searching for clues. Is there a notation of the names of his parents or
other family members, or his place of birth?
Many thanks in advance,
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Translation request - Hebrew - Avraham Zvi Hersch BEUTEL gravestone #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

A photo of the gravestone of my great-grandfather, Avraham Zvi Hersch
BEUTEL, in Hebrew, is posted at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75827.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Please
provide a translation of every word, as we know so little about him and are
searching for clues. Is there a notation of the names of his parents or
other family members, or his place of birth?
Many thanks in advance,
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


Bohemian Pride #austria-czech

Victor Weisskopf
 

My WEISSKOPF forebearers left Bohemia and settled in San Francisco, CA.
Many are buried in Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma, south of SF.
Several family members had "Native of Bohemia" on their tombstones.
Was this a common practice amongst Jews originating there, or perhaps unique
to my family?

See https://tinyurl.com/y57sod62 and https://tinyurl.com/y5qzxjb6

Victor C Weisskopf Deerfield, IL USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bohemian Pride #austria-czech

Victor Weisskopf
 

My WEISSKOPF forebearers left Bohemia and settled in San Francisco, CA.
Many are buried in Eternal Home Cemetery in Colma, south of SF.
Several family members had "Native of Bohemia" on their tombstones.
Was this a common practice amongst Jews originating there, or perhaps unique
to my family?

See https://tinyurl.com/y57sod62 and https://tinyurl.com/y5qzxjb6

Victor C Weisskopf Deerfield, IL USA


Song: Prinz Eugen #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi all -

This is not a genealogically-related question, but I hope
the Moderator will allow it.

Like many people with an Austrian background, I know the
folk song 'Prinz Eugen der edler ritter', about Prince
Eugen, who is venerated as a military hero because of his
leadership of the Austrian armies.

My parents used to sing the song often. You can find it on
YouTube.

My Mother also, for fun, occasionally sang an 'alternative'
version, with what I think were rather lewd words. I can't
imagine what her proper middle-class Viennese family would
have thought if they knew that she was singing 'gutter'
words!

If anyone on the List knows these words, please could they
contact me OFF-LIST please. I'd love to hear them again!
Please only respond if you actually know the words.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Song: Prinz Eugen #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi all -

This is not a genealogically-related question, but I hope
the Moderator will allow it.

Like many people with an Austrian background, I know the
folk song 'Prinz Eugen der edler ritter', about Prince
Eugen, who is venerated as a military hero because of his
leadership of the Austrian armies.

My parents used to sing the song often. You can find it on
YouTube.

My Mother also, for fun, occasionally sang an 'alternative'
version, with what I think were rather lewd words. I can't
imagine what her proper middle-class Viennese family would
have thought if they knew that she was singing 'gutter'
words!

If anyone on the List knows these words, please could they
contact me OFF-LIST please. I'd love to hear them again!
Please only respond if you actually know the words.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #france

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


French SIG #France Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL #france

Selma Sheridan
 

Please help me to find information about my father's stay in Switzerland in
summer 1938. Bernhard SIGAL was a medical student at University of Vienna.
On 11 July 1938, the day before he was to be sent to Dachau, he fled from
Vienna to German- speaking St. Gallen in neutral Switzerland, although he
knew no one there. (He could not convince his parents to leave, and they
perished in 1941.)

Here is what my father told me about his stay in Switzerland. He crawled
over a bridge near the border, bullets flying overhead. He stayed in the
"bridal suite" of a hotel in St. Gallen on the first night, as all other
rooms were occupied, and the hotel owner took pity on him. He was
penniless, and received some money >from "the Rothschilds". After about 2
weeks somewhere in Switzerland, he received a letter >from his parents,
saying the SA had come to arrest him the day after he fled; he did not say
if he wrote back to them. He crossed >from Switzerland into France, and
reached the home of his cousins in Lens, Nord Pas-de-Calais.

This is how I have searched so far, in 2002: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv,
Bern - they had only his name, and that he arrived and left in 1938, so he
must have reported twice to an official organization. Staatsarchiv, St.
Gallen - no documents. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - no
information. I have not read Henry Spira's 2010 book, "Daily Events at the
Jurassic frontier 1939-1945", since it seems to exclude 1938.

Questions: How and where would Jewish refugees seek financial aid >from the
Rothchilds in Switzerland? Does the Swiss Rothschild family have contact
information, or historical records? Or was it the Montefiore family, or
another charitable organization? Were there transit camps for refugees?
How could my father receive mail >from his parents, since they did not know
his address? Were there organizations which helped refugees to exchange
mail? What is the likeliest place where my father could have crossed the
border illegally >from Switzerland into France?

Is it worth contacting the 3 Swiss organizations above for updates? Are
there other organizations which have kept records about Jewish refugees to
Switzerland in 1938? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY


France to be First County in EU to Introduce Facial Recognition Software for Government Services #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Facial recognition technology, especially when used by government =
agencies
is controversial. France has announced it will be the first European =
Union
country to introduce facial recognition software for government =
services.=A0
Once implemented it will give users access to approximately 500 =
government
websites.=A0 France says the program will not keep tabs on its =
residents, as
it won=92t be integrating the facial recognition biometric into =
citizens=92
identity databases.

How it works

A new government app, Alicem, =A0is based on facial recognition =
software. One
takes a video of their face on their smart phone and uploads the video =
to a
government server. This server has the information collected >from the
person=92s data >from their biometric passports or electronic residence
permit.=A0 This is in Beta testing now but expected to go live by later =
this
year.

Not All Agree Its Legal

Some believe this is a violation of the General Data Protection =
Regulation
which bans facial recognition systems with some exceptions=97such as =
when the
person gives consent for use of the software. Frances=92 data regulator, =
CNIL
says the GDPR makes free choice mandatory is very concerned over this
program.

Concerns range >from proper lighting, use of makeup and position of the
person in relationship to the camera compared with the photograph used =
to
against it=97especially if the photograph is an older one.

Martin Drago, a legal expert at La Quadrature du Net, a group that =
defends
digital rights and civil liberties and which is suing the government at
France's highest court of appeals, Conseil d=92Etat.=A0 That decision is
expected in a few months. Bloomberg News reported that a hacker was able =
to
break into the government app in just over one hour.

There is legislation in the French Parliament to create a framework for
wide-ranging tests of facial recognition technology.
To read more see:
https://www.dw.com/en/france-embraces-facial-recognition-tech/a-51106489
and
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-03/french-liberte-tested-=
by-
nationwide-facial-recognition-id-plan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


French SIG #France France to be First County in EU to Introduce Facial Recognition Software for Government Services #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Facial recognition technology, especially when used by government =
agencies
is controversial. France has announced it will be the first European =
Union
country to introduce facial recognition software for government =
services.=A0
Once implemented it will give users access to approximately 500 =
government
websites.=A0 France says the program will not keep tabs on its =
residents, as
it won=92t be integrating the facial recognition biometric into =
citizens=92
identity databases.

How it works

A new government app, Alicem, =A0is based on facial recognition =
software. One
takes a video of their face on their smart phone and uploads the video =
to a
government server. This server has the information collected >from the
person=92s data >from their biometric passports or electronic residence
permit.=A0 This is in Beta testing now but expected to go live by later =
this
year.

Not All Agree Its Legal

Some believe this is a violation of the General Data Protection =
Regulation
which bans facial recognition systems with some exceptions=97such as =
when the
person gives consent for use of the software. Frances=92 data regulator, =
CNIL
says the GDPR makes free choice mandatory is very concerned over this
program.

Concerns range >from proper lighting, use of makeup and position of the
person in relationship to the camera compared with the photograph used =
to
against it=97especially if the photograph is an older one.

Martin Drago, a legal expert at La Quadrature du Net, a group that =
defends
digital rights and civil liberties and which is suing the government at
France's highest court of appeals, Conseil d=92Etat.=A0 That decision is
expected in a few months. Bloomberg News reported that a hacker was able =
to
break into the government app in just over one hour.

There is legislation in the French Parliament to create a framework for
wide-ranging tests of facial recognition technology.
To read more see:
https://www.dw.com/en/france-embraces-facial-recognition-tech/a-51106489
and
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-03/french-liberte-tested-=
by-
nationwide-facial-recognition-id-plan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


MILLER family from Lowicz, Poland

avreimale@...
 

I am looking for the following family Miller family from Lowicz:
 
Israel Miller married to Chana nee Faust(?)
Children:
Rivka Miriam (1860)
Avraham Yonah (Abram Janas) (1864)
Suea Szprinca (1865)
 
Specifically, I am interested in the descendants of Rivka Miriam, who married to Shmuel Wolf Sczuciner, from my family.
 
If this relates to you, please reply back.
Thank you in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel


The APOTHEKER-LANDAU Connection in Nowy Sacz A Breakthrough #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

I am glad to update you that after a long journey of more that six years we
manged to solve one of our family's mysteries.

Along the way I committed several unnecessary mistakes and omissions but
with the help and the professionalism of the SIGs members I was guided
in the right avenue. The only fact we knew was that my wife's great
grandfather Isac Saul APOTHEKER was born in 1831 in Nowy Sacz and
married a certain Lea LANDAU around 1850. There are no BMDs
for this early period and of course LANDAU is a huge tribe. It was
only after an unknown descendant of the APOTHEKER family provided
me with a reference >from a Rabbinical literature indicating that
Isac Saul married with the grand daughter of Rabbi Baruch SEGA"L
LANDA who was the Av Beth Din of Nowy Sacz and environs. Another
experienced Sigger with a sharp eye found out in Geni an entry for
Rabbi Baruch Ha Levi LANDAU and his son Judah Leib Ha Levi LANDAU.
Comparison of the given names of the children confirms the pattern
of lineage in both families. Other Siggers provided useful
suggestions and further reference to Rabbinical literature and
discussion groups in Yiddish.

Thank you all!!!

Annette and Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland The APOTHEKER-LANDAU Connection in Nowy Sacz A Breakthrough #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

I am glad to update you that after a long journey of more that six years we
manged to solve one of our family's mysteries.

Along the way I committed several unnecessary mistakes and omissions but
with the help and the professionalism of the SIGs members I was guided
in the right avenue. The only fact we knew was that my wife's great
grandfather Isac Saul APOTHEKER was born in 1831 in Nowy Sacz and
married a certain Lea LANDAU around 1850. There are no BMDs
for this early period and of course LANDAU is a huge tribe. It was
only after an unknown descendant of the APOTHEKER family provided
me with a reference >from a Rabbinical literature indicating that
Isac Saul married with the grand daughter of Rabbi Baruch SEGA"L
LANDA who was the Av Beth Din of Nowy Sacz and environs. Another
experienced Sigger with a sharp eye found out in Geni an entry for
Rabbi Baruch Ha Levi LANDAU and his son Judah Leib Ha Levi LANDAU.
Comparison of the given names of the children confirms the pattern
of lineage in both families. Other Siggers provided useful
suggestions and further reference to Rabbinical literature and
discussion groups in Yiddish.

Thank you all!!!

Annette and Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem