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Thoughts for the New Year... #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As the Jewish New Year approaches and we gather with family and friends
in a time of self-reflection let us also think about what the year just
passed has meant to all of us who are part of the JewishGen family.

First and foremost has been the impact of our affiliation with the
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which
facilitated nearly 1,000,000 new records going online. Notwithstanding
this accomplishment, more is available, more is on the way and more can
indeed be realized in the New Year.

The JewishGen mission is clear and the grassroots effort that has been
our hallmark is stronger than ever. The generosity of material
donations, the contributions of volunteer time and skills and the
financial support so generously given has played a vital role in
preserving our precious history. This same generosity will define our
future and will define the accomplishments we can achieve working
together. As you reflect on the year gone by, please give thought to the
year to come.

A financial gift in any amount, whether it be $5, $50 or $500 or more
will be instrumental in insuring that JewishGen can continue to acquire,
process and display millions of additional records and information so
vital to our research and vital to Jewish continuity.

With the help of all of our constituency at levels you can afford,
working together, as we have demonstrated in the past, 2 million, 3
million, 5 million new records is not out of reach. Please consider a
gift for JewishGen's future during this season by visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.ihtml this day.

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers and
staff, we wish you all a Healthy, Prosperous and Sweet New Year.

Susan


Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr.
Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573
(281) 535-2200=20

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG is an independent organization with our own financial and administrative structure, and
whose discussion group, database and website are hosted by JewishGen.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thoughts for the New Year... #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As the Jewish New Year approaches and we gather with family and friends
in a time of self-reflection let us also think about what the year just
passed has meant to all of us who are part of the JewishGen family.

First and foremost has been the impact of our affiliation with the
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which
facilitated nearly 1,000,000 new records going online. Notwithstanding
this accomplishment, more is available, more is on the way and more can
indeed be realized in the New Year.

The JewishGen mission is clear and the grassroots effort that has been
our hallmark is stronger than ever. The generosity of material
donations, the contributions of volunteer time and skills and the
financial support so generously given has played a vital role in
preserving our precious history. This same generosity will define our
future and will define the accomplishments we can achieve working
together. As you reflect on the year gone by, please give thought to the
year to come.

A financial gift in any amount, whether it be $5, $50 or $500 or more
will be instrumental in insuring that JewishGen can continue to acquire,
process and display millions of additional records and information so
vital to our research and vital to Jewish continuity.

With the help of all of our constituency at levels you can afford,
working together, as we have demonstrated in the past, 2 million, 3
million, 5 million new records is not out of reach. Please consider a
gift for JewishGen's future during this season by visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.ihtml this day.

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers and
staff, we wish you all a Healthy, Prosperous and Sweet New Year.

Susan


Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr.
Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573
(281) 535-2200=20

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG is an independent organization with our own financial and administrative structure, and
whose discussion group, database and website are hosted by JewishGen.


a somber anniversary #lithuania

Lev Raphael <levraphael@...>
 

It's probably an unconscious connection I made when I asked for
translation help for a query about my mother on the 60th anniversary
of her removal >from the Vilna Ghetto.

Is there anyone else out there who had a parent in the Vilna Ghetto,
and was your parent born in Vilna, or brought there after the war
started?

My late mother, Lija (or Helena) Kliatshko was actually born in
Petrograd but lived in Vilna >from infancy on. Her family was
Bundist and I learned only this past year that she and her boyfriend
Boris, whom I'd never heard of, may have been sent on a mission to
Riga to warn Jews there about what was happening in Vilna under Nazi
control. I have been unable to obtain verification of this story.

She attended the U. of Vilnius, studying medicine and chemistry and
also one year of the U. of Kaunus. I am trying to reconstruct what
little I can of her life before the war.

Lev Raphael


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania a somber anniversary #lithuania

Lev Raphael <levraphael@...>
 

It's probably an unconscious connection I made when I asked for
translation help for a query about my mother on the 60th anniversary
of her removal >from the Vilna Ghetto.

Is there anyone else out there who had a parent in the Vilna Ghetto,
and was your parent born in Vilna, or brought there after the war
started?

My late mother, Lija (or Helena) Kliatshko was actually born in
Petrograd but lived in Vilna >from infancy on. Her family was
Bundist and I learned only this past year that she and her boyfriend
Boris, whom I'd never heard of, may have been sent on a mission to
Riga to warn Jews there about what was happening in Vilna under Nazi
control. I have been unable to obtain verification of this story.

She attended the U. of Vilnius, studying medicine and chemistry and
also one year of the U. of Kaunus. I am trying to reconstruct what
little I can of her life before the war.

Lev Raphael


Mortimer EPSTEIN NY 1930 #general

mkshapiro@...
 

I just discovered Mortimer EPSTEIN in the 1930's census. He is the son
of Oscar and Ella EPSTEIN . Oscar EPSTEIN was my grandfather's(Jacob
Epstein) half brother.
Mortimer is living at 601 W. 174th St with his mother, Ella Plato. It
looks like his mother remarried, but there is no husband/father at the
address.
Mortimer served in WWI, and was a chaffuer for a furniture company.
It looks like he lived at 601 W.174 St. He might have been born on August
28 1900. He had a sister who was Phyllis Epstein and then changed her last
name to Plato. He also had a half-brother, Leonard Plato, about ten years
younger.
If there is anyone with further information I would greatly
appreciate it.
You can email me privately-
mkshapiro@comcast.net
Thanks
Marshall Shapiro


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mortimer EPSTEIN NY 1930 #general

mkshapiro@...
 

I just discovered Mortimer EPSTEIN in the 1930's census. He is the son
of Oscar and Ella EPSTEIN . Oscar EPSTEIN was my grandfather's(Jacob
Epstein) half brother.
Mortimer is living at 601 W. 174th St with his mother, Ella Plato. It
looks like his mother remarried, but there is no husband/father at the
address.
Mortimer served in WWI, and was a chaffuer for a furniture company.
It looks like he lived at 601 W.174 St. He might have been born on August
28 1900. He had a sister who was Phyllis Epstein and then changed her last
name to Plato. He also had a half-brother, Leonard Plato, about ten years
younger.
If there is anyone with further information I would greatly
appreciate it.
You can email me privately-
mkshapiro@comcast.net
Thanks
Marshall Shapiro


GORDON family/ Lubuni #general

ms nodrog
 

I have recently located another member of my husband's GORDON family.
This person's manifest says that he resided/came >from Lubuni. I have
checked Shtetl Seeker and there are numerous close towns. I know that
another family member has Miinsk on her Naturalization papers.

Any help with town name is appreciated.

Hope Gordon
msnodrog@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GORDON family/ Lubuni #general

ms nodrog
 

I have recently located another member of my husband's GORDON family.
This person's manifest says that he resided/came >from Lubuni. I have
checked Shtetl Seeker and there are numerous close towns. I know that
another family member has Miinsk on her Naturalization papers.

Any help with town name is appreciated.

Hope Gordon
msnodrog@yahoo.com


Thoughts for the New Year... #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As the Jewish New Year approaches and we gather with family and friends
in a time of self-reflection let us also think about what the year just
passed has meant to all of us who are part of the JewishGen family.

First and foremost has been the impact of our affiliation with the
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which
facilitated nearly 1,000,000 new records going online. Notwithstanding
this accomplishment, more is available, more is on the way and more can
indeed be realized in the New Year.

The JewishGen mission is clear and the grassroots effort that has been
our hallmark is stronger than ever. The generosity of material
donations, the contributions of volunteer time and skills and the
financial support so generously given has played a vital role in
preserving our precious history. This same generosity will define our
future and will define the accomplishments we can achieve working
together. As you reflect on the year gone by, please give thought to the
year to come.

A financial gift in any amount, whether it be $5, $50 or $500 or more
will be instrumental in insuring that JewishGen can continue to acquire,
process and display millions of additional records and information so
vital to our research and vital to Jewish continuity.

With the help of all of our constituency at levels you can afford,
working together, as we have demonstrated in the past, 2 million, 3
million, 5 million new records is not out of reach. Please consider a
gift for JewishGen's future during this season by visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.ihtml this day.

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers and
staff, we wish you all a Healthy, Prosperous and Sweet New Year.

Susan


Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr.
Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573
(281) 535-2200


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thoughts for the New Year... #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As the Jewish New Year approaches and we gather with family and friends
in a time of self-reflection let us also think about what the year just
passed has meant to all of us who are part of the JewishGen family.

First and foremost has been the impact of our affiliation with the
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which
facilitated nearly 1,000,000 new records going online. Notwithstanding
this accomplishment, more is available, more is on the way and more can
indeed be realized in the New Year.

The JewishGen mission is clear and the grassroots effort that has been
our hallmark is stronger than ever. The generosity of material
donations, the contributions of volunteer time and skills and the
financial support so generously given has played a vital role in
preserving our precious history. This same generosity will define our
future and will define the accomplishments we can achieve working
together. As you reflect on the year gone by, please give thought to the
year to come.

A financial gift in any amount, whether it be $5, $50 or $500 or more
will be instrumental in insuring that JewishGen can continue to acquire,
process and display millions of additional records and information so
vital to our research and vital to Jewish continuity.

With the help of all of our constituency at levels you can afford,
working together, as we have demonstrated in the past, 2 million, 3
million, 5 million new records is not out of reach. Please consider a
gift for JewishGen's future during this season by visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.ihtml this day.

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers and
staff, we wish you all a Healthy, Prosperous and Sweet New Year.

Susan


Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr.
Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573
(281) 535-2200


Seeking : Information re ship Darien voyage to Palestine, 1941 #romania

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

Dear ROM-SIGgers,

ROM-SIG has recently been contacted by a respected and award-winning
Israeli film production company, which is preparing a docudrama telling
the tragic story of the 1000 refugees >from Vienna who perished
attempting to get to Palestine on the ship the Darien in 1941.

Their Head Researcher is attempting to find further information,
documentation, letters or photos, >from some of those involved in this
ill-fated venture. Here are the names of those individuals:

Dr. Max Menachem ZIEDMAN, b. 189? Chernovtsi. A Zionist activist he was
Chaiman of the Passengers Committee on the Darien.

Dr. Ruth KLIEGER (KLUGER), born POLISHUK, 1914 Chernovtsi. Mossad
activist, Wrote an auto-biography "The last escape" in the '70's.

Emmanuel KLUGER, her husband.

? OSSTROVSKY, Head of the "Palestine Office" of the Jewish agency,
Bucuresti. Killed in the Jnauary 21, 1941 pogrom.

Alexander Azia SHAPIRA, b. 1904 Romania, d. 1998 Tel Aviv. clerk at
Palestine Office. Left Romania after the darien sailed arriving in
Israel April 1941.

Abba BERDICIEV, b. 1920, Halutz leader. Commander of the Darien. later
volunteered to parachute behind Nazi lines. Was caught and executed
together with other Allied POWs, Jan. 1945.

JORTHNER brothers. Had a rubber factory in Chernovtsi. Fled April 1940.

If you have any knowledge or further information about any of these
individuals please send it to me (Leeson1@attglobal.net), and I will
forward that to the Head Researcher of the film production company.

Many thanks,
Rosanne Leeson
--
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA
Leeson1@attglobal.net


Romania SIG #Romania Seeking : Information re ship Darien voyage to Palestine, 1941 #romania

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

Dear ROM-SIGgers,

ROM-SIG has recently been contacted by a respected and award-winning
Israeli film production company, which is preparing a docudrama telling
the tragic story of the 1000 refugees >from Vienna who perished
attempting to get to Palestine on the ship the Darien in 1941.

Their Head Researcher is attempting to find further information,
documentation, letters or photos, >from some of those involved in this
ill-fated venture. Here are the names of those individuals:

Dr. Max Menachem ZIEDMAN, b. 189? Chernovtsi. A Zionist activist he was
Chaiman of the Passengers Committee on the Darien.

Dr. Ruth KLIEGER (KLUGER), born POLISHUK, 1914 Chernovtsi. Mossad
activist, Wrote an auto-biography "The last escape" in the '70's.

Emmanuel KLUGER, her husband.

? OSSTROVSKY, Head of the "Palestine Office" of the Jewish agency,
Bucuresti. Killed in the Jnauary 21, 1941 pogrom.

Alexander Azia SHAPIRA, b. 1904 Romania, d. 1998 Tel Aviv. clerk at
Palestine Office. Left Romania after the darien sailed arriving in
Israel April 1941.

Abba BERDICIEV, b. 1920, Halutz leader. Commander of the Darien. later
volunteered to parachute behind Nazi lines. Was caught and executed
together with other Allied POWs, Jan. 1945.

JORTHNER brothers. Had a rubber factory in Chernovtsi. Fled April 1940.

If you have any knowledge or further information about any of these
individuals please send it to me (Leeson1@attglobal.net), and I will
forward that to the Head Researcher of the film production company.

Many thanks,
Rosanne Leeson
--
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA
Leeson1@attglobal.net


L. Fortgang and his book store DEAH in Krakow #galicia

Arthur <arthurh@...>
 

----- original message ------------
One of my books was printed in Frankfurt am Main in 1920 with the stamp of

Ksiegarnia "DEAH"
L. Fortgang
KRAKOW, Krakowska 33

Ksiegarnia is bookstore in Polish.
I assume "Deah" is the Hebrew word for knowledge.
But who was L. Fortgang?
Any information about this person and his/her bookstore is most welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel

================================================

Hi there Eva, and SIG Galicia,

My kin are Fortgangs, >from Krakow and other places in Galicia. I have an 8
generation Fortgang family tree with more than 1,300 persons' kinships
shown. How much do you want to know about them?

In 1939, there were about 65,000 Jews in Krakow, 25% of the population. Jews
having lived there since the 2nd half of the 13th century. In 1990, there
were about 300.

About "L. Fortgang", the bookstore keeper, my FT index shows Larry, Leah,
Leah, Leib, Leon, Lieb Wolf, Lifsha, Lillian Lea, Lottie, Louis, and Luba.
On these people, my data have very little about their occupations and the
locations and the dates of their movements. Since about 98% of my kin were
murdered by the Nazis, I have very, very few kin to ask for more details.
What I have, was gathered over the past 10 years >from the few that survived.
I came to then Palestine in Dec. 1934 and have been here since.

Best Wishes for a Very Good New Year

Sarah Blima Fortgang Halpern
Holon, Israel
arthurh@bezeqint.net

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please carry on in private.]


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia L. Fortgang and his book store DEAH in Krakow #galicia

Arthur <arthurh@...>
 

----- original message ------------
One of my books was printed in Frankfurt am Main in 1920 with the stamp of

Ksiegarnia "DEAH"
L. Fortgang
KRAKOW, Krakowska 33

Ksiegarnia is bookstore in Polish.
I assume "Deah" is the Hebrew word for knowledge.
But who was L. Fortgang?
Any information about this person and his/her bookstore is most welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel

================================================

Hi there Eva, and SIG Galicia,

My kin are Fortgangs, >from Krakow and other places in Galicia. I have an 8
generation Fortgang family tree with more than 1,300 persons' kinships
shown. How much do you want to know about them?

In 1939, there were about 65,000 Jews in Krakow, 25% of the population. Jews
having lived there since the 2nd half of the 13th century. In 1990, there
were about 300.

About "L. Fortgang", the bookstore keeper, my FT index shows Larry, Leah,
Leah, Leib, Leon, Lieb Wolf, Lifsha, Lillian Lea, Lottie, Louis, and Luba.
On these people, my data have very little about their occupations and the
locations and the dates of their movements. Since about 98% of my kin were
murdered by the Nazis, I have very, very few kin to ask for more details.
What I have, was gathered over the past 10 years >from the few that survived.
I came to then Palestine in Dec. 1934 and have been here since.

Best Wishes for a Very Good New Year

Sarah Blima Fortgang Halpern
Holon, Israel
arthurh@bezeqint.net

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please carry on in private.]


Holocaust Szatmar #hungary

Catherine Poscher <catherine.poscher@...>
 

Please, who has a list of the Holocaust in Szatmar?

Catherine

Moderator VK: Go to the JewishGen Holocaust database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ and enter the surnames you are searching. You should also search by the places where these people were born and lived. In addition to the resources available through JewishGen, there is much information available >from Yad Vashem and at the US Holocaust Memorial Musem. Because Szatmar is both a city (Szatmarnemeti) and a county (Szatmar megye) it would be helpful if you could be more specific about the places where your family lived.


Re: Death Certificate Translation Request #hungary

Gábor Hirsch <hirsch@...>
 

We are discussing about diacritical marks what I believe are the
(Hungarian) accents. Peter Hidas demonstrated us,
in his contribution that they are possible to generate even with I
believe US characterset and the most important - in my eyes at least -
to transmit it through Jewishgen, which accepts only plain ASCII
characters. It woulde be interesting - even if not strictly a
genealigical problem - how can we making use of this feature. It would
improve sometimes the understanding, commenting and guessing correctly
written names and places.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch

Peter I. Hidas schrieb:

on 9/17/03 8:44 PM, Jerry Zeisler at jzeisler@email.com wrote

Gács was a small village outside the town of Losonc (today Lucenec), Nograd County, northeast of Budapest.

Dr. P.I.Hidas


Hungary SIG #Hungary Holocaust Szatmar #hungary

Catherine Poscher <catherine.poscher@...>
 

Please, who has a list of the Holocaust in Szatmar?

Catherine

Moderator VK: Go to the JewishGen Holocaust database at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ and enter the surnames you are searching. You should also search by the places where these people were born and lived. In addition to the resources available through JewishGen, there is much information available >from Yad Vashem and at the US Holocaust Memorial Musem. Because Szatmar is both a city (Szatmarnemeti) and a county (Szatmar megye) it would be helpful if you could be more specific about the places where your family lived.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Death Certificate Translation Request #hungary

Gábor Hirsch <hirsch@...>
 

We are discussing about diacritical marks what I believe are the
(Hungarian) accents. Peter Hidas demonstrated us,
in his contribution that they are possible to generate even with I
believe US characterset and the most important - in my eyes at least -
to transmit it through Jewishgen, which accepts only plain ASCII
characters. It woulde be interesting - even if not strictly a
genealigical problem - how can we making use of this feature. It would
improve sometimes the understanding, commenting and guessing correctly
written names and places.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch

Peter I. Hidas schrieb:

on 9/17/03 8:44 PM, Jerry Zeisler at jzeisler@email.com wrote

Gács was a small village outside the town of Losonc (today Lucenec), Nograd County, northeast of Budapest.

Dr. P.I.Hidas


Re: Name of a Funeral Home in New York City #general

Leslie Felner <l.felner@...>
 

The Riverside Funeral home is at that address in Manhattan.
Leslie

< cromrider@juno.com > wrote:

Is there a New York maven on this list that can tell me if a listing in a
death notice that refers to a funeral at "The Riverside", 76th Street and
Amsterdam Avenue refers to a place in the Bronx? I have this >from a
death notice in the New York Times. Is there still such a place that
may have funeral home records >from 1958?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name of a Funeral Home in New York City #general

Leslie Felner <l.felner@...>
 

The Riverside Funeral home is at that address in Manhattan.
Leslie

< cromrider@juno.com > wrote:

Is there a New York maven on this list that can tell me if a listing in a
death notice that refers to a funeral at "The Riverside", 76th Street and
Amsterdam Avenue refers to a place in the Bronx? I have this >from a
death notice in the New York Times. Is there still such a place that
may have funeral home records >from 1958?