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Query #belarus

Bill Schechter <schech@...>
 

I notice so many people searching so energetically for names and trying
to construct family trees--trying to find "lost" family members. It is
so amazing to finally find a name and push back, if only a little, the
curtains of the past. But I am also wondering how folks intertwine and
balance, in their family histories, the straight genealogical
information they are seeking with the social history that surrounded
these individuals and which gave meaning to their lives. Is this an
important part of your work? Do you feel you have adequate sources?
Have you found some really good sources that might help the rest of
us--sources that have helped you to recreate the world in which your
loved ones lived?

Happy New Year!

Bill Schechter


Belarus SIG #Belarus Query #belarus

Bill Schechter <schech@...>
 

I notice so many people searching so energetically for names and trying
to construct family trees--trying to find "lost" family members. It is
so amazing to finally find a name and push back, if only a little, the
curtains of the past. But I am also wondering how folks intertwine and
balance, in their family histories, the straight genealogical
information they are seeking with the social history that surrounded
these individuals and which gave meaning to their lives. Is this an
important part of your work? Do you feel you have adequate sources?
Have you found some really good sources that might help the rest of
us--sources that have helped you to recreate the world in which your
loved ones lived?

Happy New Year!

Bill Schechter


Talsen, Sassmacken, Tuckum websites #latvia

bgephart@...
 

As of this afternoon, I have the websites for Talsen, Sassmacken, and
Tuckum updated with new photographs, maps and records. They also have
new, easy-to-remember, URL's:

http://www.sassmacken.org
http://www.talsen.org
http://www.tuckum.org

I know several of you made trips to Latvia this summer like I did. When
you get through your material, please consider sharing any material you
might have on these towns. You can e-mail me at bgephart@comcast.net.

Looking forward to hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net

Researching THAL, KRAMER, SCHATZ, LEVY and others >from Courland.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Talsen, Sassmacken, Tuckum websites #latvia

bgephart@...
 

As of this afternoon, I have the websites for Talsen, Sassmacken, and
Tuckum updated with new photographs, maps and records. They also have
new, easy-to-remember, URL's:

http://www.sassmacken.org
http://www.talsen.org
http://www.tuckum.org

I know several of you made trips to Latvia this summer like I did. When
you get through your material, please consider sharing any material you
might have on these towns. You can e-mail me at bgephart@comcast.net.

Looking forward to hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net

Researching THAL, KRAMER, SCHATZ, LEVY and others >from Courland.


1888 Marriage record - Warsaw #warsaw #poland

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

I have been searching though the JRI Site [without success] to find a
marriage register for my grandparents:

Abram Hecht born 1865 , RZGOW, KRAKOW son of Israel Hecht (age 33 from
Piotrkow) and Chaye Ehrlich (age 32 >from Lodz

AND

ANNIE/HINDE Ettinger born 1869, Tarnopol, Krakow, daughter of Samuel
(Possibly Guns?) Ettinger/Etynger >from Tarnow and Raisl ________(Unkn)

Have you any suggestions for additional searches or sources?

Thank you.


P.S. This is a technical headsup for you e-mail link. Address on website is
accurate to view, but after clicking on it and attempting to send message ,
it was returned with this caption:


From: Burt Hecht <burt1933@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:17:48 -0700
To: <warszawa@luris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: 1888 Marriage record - Warsaw
I changed the "u" in lyris to the appropriate letter "y"


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland 1888 Marriage record - Warsaw #warsaw #poland

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

I have been searching though the JRI Site [without success] to find a
marriage register for my grandparents:

Abram Hecht born 1865 , RZGOW, KRAKOW son of Israel Hecht (age 33 from
Piotrkow) and Chaye Ehrlich (age 32 >from Lodz

AND

ANNIE/HINDE Ettinger born 1869, Tarnopol, Krakow, daughter of Samuel
(Possibly Guns?) Ettinger/Etynger >from Tarnow and Raisl ________(Unkn)

Have you any suggestions for additional searches or sources?

Thank you.


P.S. This is a technical headsup for you e-mail link. Address on website is
accurate to view, but after clicking on it and attempting to send message ,
it was returned with this caption:


From: Burt Hecht <burt1933@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:17:48 -0700
To: <warszawa@luris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: 1888 Marriage record - Warsaw
I changed the "u" in lyris to the appropriate letter "y"


Jewish Musicians from Poland #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I am pleased to announce a new web page, finished in time just before
the New Year 5764.

It is a virtual page of commemoration of Jewish Musicians in Poland
between the Two World Wars and in the Holocaust.
It is based on the book of Issachar Fater:
"Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars"
Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv 1992
ISBN 965-02-0060-6

I am very thankful to Mr. Fater for giving me the honor to translate,
extract and post parts of this book in the Internet.

Nowadays all the world knows about one musician, which appears in the
lexicon of that book many years before he became a legend in a film, and
this is of course Wladislaw Szpilman, "the Pianist", in the well known
film of Roman Polanski.

But very few know about his father, the musician Szmuel Szpilman,
perished in ghetto Warsaw, or his uncle, Reuwen Szpilman, a pious Jew,
gifted with many musical talents, born in Ostrowice, father of 8
musician children and musical grandchildren, murdered in Treblinka...

These were part of a whole world of Jewish musicians, who graced this
earth with their music, classical and traditional, jazz and folklore,
singing and playing endless instruments, conductors, masters,
violinists, pianists, composers... Unfortunately most of them were not
as fortunate as Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, and their
music as their lives were cut off in the middle of creation and the
middle of life, by the Nazis and their collaborators.

The web site contains the table of contents of the book, 24 names of the
detailed biographies in the book, of the greatest musicians considered
by the author:
BEIGELMAN Dawid, BERNSTEIN Abraham Mosze, DAWIDOWICZ Abraham Cwi,
EISENSTADT Dawid, EISENSTADT Marysia-Miriam, FAJWISZIS Israel, GEBIRTIG
Mordechaj, GERSTEIN Jakub, GIMPEL Bronislaw, GLATSTEIN Jakub, GLATSTEIN
Israel, GOLD Henryk, HUBERMAN Bronislaw, KAMINSKI Josef, KIPNIS
Menachem, KON Chanoch (Henech), RUBINSTEIN Artur, SIROTA Gerszon, SLIEP
Abraham, SZERMAN Pinchas, SZLOSBERG Icchak, SZNEUR Mosze, TAUB Rabbi
Szaul Jedidja Eleazar and ZAKS Icchak.

As you can see >from the above list, not all of these musicians were
murdered in the Holocaust. But the book laments the grand Jewish culture
which reached in Poland its highest climax and which was lost, destroyed
by the Germans in the Holocaust.

All these musicians were part of this great spirit, nourished and
developed in Poland in the first half of the 20th century. I have
translated one biography of Marysia (Miriam) Eisenstadt, as a mirror to
the young Jewish Polish generation of great talents and promise, so
cruelly destroyed in the prime of life.

The lexicon itself contains 368 names (a partial list) was compiled by
the author Mr. Issachar Fater >from tens of books about Jewish music,
Jewish Theater and culture and >from tens of Yizkor books, which the
author studied, during 15 years of his life...

The book was originally written and published in Yiddish and recently a
Polish version was also published in Poland.

I have extracted the details about the musician's musical subjects, his
years of birth and death, if available, his town of birth and town of
main activity. The book itself contains a biography about each musician.

I hope this memorial web page will help to inspire people to study and
remember the great Jewish-Polish heritage which was and is no more...

http://www.zchor.org/fater/musicians.htm
http://www.zchor.org/fater/lexicon.htm

Shalom ve'Shana Tova

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Musicians from Poland #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I am pleased to announce a new web page, finished in time just before
the New Year 5764.

It is a virtual page of commemoration of Jewish Musicians in Poland
between the Two World Wars and in the Holocaust.
It is based on the book of Issachar Fater:
"Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars"
Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd., Tel Aviv 1992
ISBN 965-02-0060-6

I am very thankful to Mr. Fater for giving me the honor to translate,
extract and post parts of this book in the Internet.

Nowadays all the world knows about one musician, which appears in the
lexicon of that book many years before he became a legend in a film, and
this is of course Wladislaw Szpilman, "the Pianist", in the well known
film of Roman Polanski.

But very few know about his father, the musician Szmuel Szpilman,
perished in ghetto Warsaw, or his uncle, Reuwen Szpilman, a pious Jew,
gifted with many musical talents, born in Ostrowice, father of 8
musician children and musical grandchildren, murdered in Treblinka...

These were part of a whole world of Jewish musicians, who graced this
earth with their music, classical and traditional, jazz and folklore,
singing and playing endless instruments, conductors, masters,
violinists, pianists, composers... Unfortunately most of them were not
as fortunate as Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, and their
music as their lives were cut off in the middle of creation and the
middle of life, by the Nazis and their collaborators.

The web site contains the table of contents of the book, 24 names of the
detailed biographies in the book, of the greatest musicians considered
by the author:
BEIGELMAN Dawid, BERNSTEIN Abraham Mosze, DAWIDOWICZ Abraham Cwi,
EISENSTADT Dawid, EISENSTADT Marysia-Miriam, FAJWISZIS Israel, GEBIRTIG
Mordechaj, GERSTEIN Jakub, GIMPEL Bronislaw, GLATSTEIN Jakub, GLATSTEIN
Israel, GOLD Henryk, HUBERMAN Bronislaw, KAMINSKI Josef, KIPNIS
Menachem, KON Chanoch (Henech), RUBINSTEIN Artur, SIROTA Gerszon, SLIEP
Abraham, SZERMAN Pinchas, SZLOSBERG Icchak, SZNEUR Mosze, TAUB Rabbi
Szaul Jedidja Eleazar and ZAKS Icchak.

As you can see >from the above list, not all of these musicians were
murdered in the Holocaust. But the book laments the grand Jewish culture
which reached in Poland its highest climax and which was lost, destroyed
by the Germans in the Holocaust.

All these musicians were part of this great spirit, nourished and
developed in Poland in the first half of the 20th century. I have
translated one biography of Marysia (Miriam) Eisenstadt, as a mirror to
the young Jewish Polish generation of great talents and promise, so
cruelly destroyed in the prime of life.

The lexicon itself contains 368 names (a partial list) was compiled by
the author Mr. Issachar Fater >from tens of books about Jewish music,
Jewish Theater and culture and >from tens of Yizkor books, which the
author studied, during 15 years of his life...

The book was originally written and published in Yiddish and recently a
Polish version was also published in Poland.

I have extracted the details about the musician's musical subjects, his
years of birth and death, if available, his town of birth and town of
main activity. The book itself contains a biography about each musician.

I hope this memorial web page will help to inspire people to study and
remember the great Jewish-Polish heritage which was and is no more...

http://www.zchor.org/fater/musicians.htm
http://www.zchor.org/fater/lexicon.htm

Shalom ve'Shana Tova

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


Re: Birth records - mother's family #galicia

Fbussgang@...
 

<< I do not recall ever seeing the mother's mother's
maiden name. >>

Most of the Lwow records I have seen at AGAD for Galicia (as well as Rohatyn) do show this information. Most births during a certain time frame were considered illigitimate because the marriage was religious and not civil. The father's name was often not included unless he personally appeared and declared himself the father, but not only was the mother's name there, but also the names of her parents, often including the maiden name of her mother.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Birth records - mother's family #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

<< I do not recall ever seeing the mother's mother's
maiden name. >>

Most of the Lwow records I have seen at AGAD for Galicia (as well as Rohatyn) do show this information. Most births during a certain time frame were considered illigitimate because the marriage was religious and not civil. The father's name was often not included unless he personally appeared and declared himself the father, but not only was the mother's name there, but also the names of her parents, often including the maiden name of her mother.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


Re: New Book #austria-czech

Patricia J. Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Why is it that when a book is mentioned such as this, I can't find it on
Jewishgen to read the review of the previous book or any book? I've had
trouble before trying to find on the Jewishgen site and always run into
trouble. What am I doing wrong?

Pat

At 08:21 PM 9/23/2003 -0400, alex p miller wrote:
When the Angels fooled the World -- is a new book by Charles Fenyvesi,
published by the Wisconsin University Press. The book deals with the
heroic efforts of Hungarian gentiles(here the Angels) to save Jews from
the Holocaust.

A review of a previous book by the same author, When the World was
Whole, appears in the book section of H-Sig.

Best Regards,

Alex Miller, Reading, PA
Moderator VK: The Books section of the H-SIG website includes reviews of a number of works that should be of interest to H-SIG members. I'm not sure that the review of Fenyvesi's previous work was ever uploaded but you should be able to find comments by searching Fenyvesi or the book title in the JewishGen SIG archives. I have a copy of this book and think it was absolutely wonderful. It's a magical, semi-fictionalized story of the author's family >from the mid-18th century through the Holocaust. Fenyvesi is a journalist who has worked for US News and World REport and The Washington Post. He's also related to Elaine Naves, a writer >from Montreal, whose book Journey to Vaja tells another story about this Hungarian Jewish family, which lived in Szabolcs megye. I would highly recommend both books. I'm not sure why you've been unable to find reference to other books. Go to the JewishGen Home Page and click on Discussion Group Archives.


New Book #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

The book you mention, "When Angels Fooled the World"
came to my attention as well, when I was sent a bookreview
to publish on my Hungarian / English WEB-site at
http://www.arpad.com Interestingly, through this book
I found some details about the Lutheran Pastor Gabor Stehlo
who helped save about 2,000 Jewish children, among them one
of my cousins, at that time 2 years old. Since that time I
have found out, Stehlo's cousin is still alive in Hungary,
and in close touch with many of those survivors. Author of
the book, Charles Fenyvesi himself was one of the survivors
through the help of Stehlo. For Hungarian genealogical work
it is a helpful aid to read this book.

Regards,

Leslie Eloed
California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: New Book #hungary

Patricia J. Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Why is it that when a book is mentioned such as this, I can't find it on
Jewishgen to read the review of the previous book or any book? I've had
trouble before trying to find on the Jewishgen site and always run into
trouble. What am I doing wrong?

Pat

At 08:21 PM 9/23/2003 -0400, alex p miller wrote:
When the Angels fooled the World -- is a new book by Charles Fenyvesi,
published by the Wisconsin University Press. The book deals with the
heroic efforts of Hungarian gentiles(here the Angels) to save Jews from
the Holocaust.

A review of a previous book by the same author, When the World was
Whole, appears in the book section of H-Sig.

Best Regards,

Alex Miller, Reading, PA
Moderator VK: The Books section of the H-SIG website includes reviews of a number of works that should be of interest to H-SIG members. I'm not sure that the review of Fenyvesi's previous work was ever uploaded but you should be able to find comments by searching Fenyvesi or the book title in the JewishGen SIG archives. I have a copy of this book and think it was absolutely wonderful. It's a magical, semi-fictionalized story of the author's family >from the mid-18th century through the Holocaust. Fenyvesi is a journalist who has worked for US News and World REport and The Washington Post. He's also related to Elaine Naves, a writer >from Montreal, whose book Journey to Vaja tells another story about this Hungarian Jewish family, which lived in Szabolcs megye. I would highly recommend both books. I'm not sure why you've been unable to find reference to other books. Go to the JewishGen Home Page and click on Discussion Group Archives.


Hungary SIG #Hungary New Book #hungary

Eloedfamily@...
 

The book you mention, "When Angels Fooled the World"
came to my attention as well, when I was sent a bookreview
to publish on my Hungarian / English WEB-site at
http://www.arpad.com Interestingly, through this book
I found some details about the Lutheran Pastor Gabor Stehlo
who helped save about 2,000 Jewish children, among them one
of my cousins, at that time 2 years old. Since that time I
have found out, Stehlo's cousin is still alive in Hungary,
and in close touch with many of those survivors. Author of
the book, Charles Fenyvesi himself was one of the survivors
through the help of Stehlo. For Hungarian genealogical work
it is a helpful aid to read this book.

Regards,

Leslie Eloed
California


Re: Success Stories #ukraine

Yekkey@...
 

When I lived in the Bronx, the corner pharmacy on Morris Park Avenue was
called Tepper's.

Dan Nussbaum
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Searching for
NUSSBAUM, KATZENSTEIN-Raboldshausen, Bad Hersfeld and Rhina Germany
TEPLITZKY, BENDERSKY, KASZKIET, KASHKET, GREENBERG-Uman, Ukraine
ROSENTHAL, S(C)HENK(EL)MAN-Zinkov, Ukraine
BILD, KASHLEVSKY, KALISHEVSKY-anywhere


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Success Stories #ukraine

Yekkey@...
 

When I lived in the Bronx, the corner pharmacy on Morris Park Avenue was
called Tepper's.

Dan Nussbaum
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Searching for
NUSSBAUM, KATZENSTEIN-Raboldshausen, Bad Hersfeld and Rhina Germany
TEPLITZKY, BENDERSKY, KASZKIET, KASHKET, GREENBERG-Uman, Ukraine
ROSENTHAL, S(C)HENK(EL)MAN-Zinkov, Ukraine
BILD, KASHLEVSKY, KALISHEVSKY-anywhere


Re: WARSHAWSKY #ukraine

Yekkey@...
 

In Minneapolis, Minnesota there is a Pediatrician and an Ophthalmologist who
are named Warshawsky. They are originally >from Detroit, Michigan.

Dan Nussbaum
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Searching for
NUSSBAUM, KATZENSTEIN-Raboldshausen, Bad Hersfeld and Rhina Germany
TEPLITZKY, BENDERSKY, KASZKIET, KASHKET, GREENBERG-Uman, Ukraine
ROSENTHAL, S(C)HENK(EL)MAN-Zinkov, Ukraine
BILD, KASHLEVSKY, KALISHEVSKY-anywhere


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: WARSHAWSKY #ukraine

Yekkey@...
 

In Minneapolis, Minnesota there is a Pediatrician and an Ophthalmologist who
are named Warshawsky. They are originally >from Detroit, Michigan.

Dan Nussbaum
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Searching for
NUSSBAUM, KATZENSTEIN-Raboldshausen, Bad Hersfeld and Rhina Germany
TEPLITZKY, BENDERSKY, KASZKIET, KASHKET, GREENBERG-Uman, Ukraine
ROSENTHAL, S(C)HENK(EL)MAN-Zinkov, Ukraine
BILD, KASHLEVSKY, KALISHEVSKY-anywhere


Next Year in Jerusalem #ukraine

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Listers,

The "header advert" has been changed, please be advised that
the date of next year's Conference in Jerusalem has been brought
forward by one week.

L'Shana Tova

Jeremy Frankel
(ex Edgware, London, England)
Oakland, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Next Year in Jerusalem #ukraine

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Listers,

The "header advert" has been changed, please be advised that
the date of next year's Conference in Jerusalem has been brought
forward by one week.

L'Shana Tova

Jeremy Frankel
(ex Edgware, London, England)
Oakland, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA