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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Itsik Trastinetski was one of a group of Jewish activists rounded up
by political police in Poland, all of whom were subjected to torture.
His own treatment was brutal and when his captors saw that he was
physically broken to the point that further torture was superfluous,
they then tortured his closest friends within his sight. He was taken
to the town hospital, still bound in chains, where people >from other
wards hurried to hear what he had to say, even as doctors closed the
windows so he could not be heard in other pavilions. Trastinetski's
sarcastic response was "See, my hands and my feet are bound in
chains, but you cannot close my mouth" and with the call "Long live
freedom!," he gave up his spirit. Such was "Itsik Trastinetski's
Martyrdom," a chapter >from the Yizkor book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok,
and Pochayiv.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2260836880605121?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Itsik Trastinetski was one of a group of Jewish activists rounded up
by political police in Poland, all of whom were subjected to torture.
His own treatment was brutal and when his captors saw that he was
physically broken to the point that further torture was superfluous,
they then tortured his closest friends within his sight. He was taken
to the town hospital, still bound in chains, where people >from other
wards hurried to hear what he had to say, even as doctors closed the
windows so he could not be heard in other pavilions. Trastinetski's
sarcastic response was "See, my hands and my feet are bound in
chains, but you cannot close my mouth" and with the call "Long live
freedom!," he gave up his spirit. Such was "Itsik Trastinetski's
Martyrdom," a chapter >from the Yizkor book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok,
and Pochayiv.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2260836880605121?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Seeking CARMI-BRANDWEIN family #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Aryeh Carmi and his
sister, Tzofia of Toronto, children of Rabbi Yosef Carmi (originally
Brandwein) who trace back to Rabbi Shmelke Horowitz of Jerusalem
(1860-1898 whose wife was a Biderman of the Lelov Dynasty) son of
Sender Yitzchak Horowitz of Sadagora son of Rabbu Nach Pinchas
Horowitz of Brody and then Safed.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies, please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking CARMI-BRANDWEIN family #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Aryeh Carmi and his
sister, Tzofia of Toronto, children of Rabbi Yosef Carmi (originally
Brandwein) who trace back to Rabbi Shmelke Horowitz of Jerusalem
(1860-1898 whose wife was a Biderman of the Lelov Dynasty) son of
Sender Yitzchak Horowitz of Sadagora son of Rabbu Nach Pinchas
Horowitz of Brody and then Safed.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies, please.


LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map
(https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/). To help you determine if
this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can
review a file containing previews of all six batches to date
(http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview is a bare-bones
version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and
year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both
in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also
include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-regis
ters.
Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@....

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map
(https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/). To help you determine if
this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can
review a file containing previews of all six batches to date
(http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview is a bare-bones
version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and
year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both
in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also
include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-regis
ters.
Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@....

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator


LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #poland

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map (https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/).

To help you determine if this batch or a previous batch is relevant
to your research, you can review a file containing previews of all
six batches to date (http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview
is a bare-bones version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the
full name and year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews
are presented both in original order and alphabetically by surname.
The previews also include instructions to qualify to receive the
full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-regis=
ters.

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@....

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #poland

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map (https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/).

To help you determine if this batch or a previous batch is relevant
to your research, you can review a file containing previews of all
six batches to date (http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview
is a bare-bones version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the
full name and year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews
are presented both in original order and alphabetically by surname.
The previews also include instructions to qualify to receive the
full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-regis=
ters.

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@....

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator


Viewmate Russian translation #poland

bernerfolk
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian for MODLINSKI x FRAJDENBERG.
I'd appreciate translation of as much of the document as possible.

You'll find it here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73266

Many thanks to everyone who helps with translations,
Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Russian translation #poland

bernerfolk
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian for MODLINSKI x FRAJDENBERG.
I'd appreciate translation of as much of the document as possible.

You'll find it here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73266

Many thanks to everyone who helps with translations,
Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


ViewMate Russian translation #general

bernerfolk
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian for MODLINSKI x FRAJDENBERG. I'd
appreciate translation of as much of the document as possible.

You'll find it here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73266

Many thanks to everyone who helps with translations,

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or directly to Sherri via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Russian translation #general

bernerfolk
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian for MODLINSKI x FRAJDENBERG. I'd
appreciate translation of as much of the document as possible.

You'll find it here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73266

Many thanks to everyone who helps with translations,

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or directly to Sherri via email.


Victims of WWII forest mass murders in Holocaust near Riga #latvia

verachudna <verachudna@...>
 

My grandmother, cousin and her family were murdered in the forests near
Riga. Is there any listing of the victims or other information. I have
reviewed the University of Latvia database and found them there.
My name is Vera Salter and I live in New Rochelle NY USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Victims of WWII forest mass murders in Holocaust near Riga #latvia

verachudna <verachudna@...>
 

My grandmother, cousin and her family were murdered in the forests near
Riga. Is there any listing of the victims or other information. I have
reviewed the University of Latvia database and found them there.
My name is Vera Salter and I live in New Rochelle NY USA


need advice on upcoming trip to Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia #latvia

Leah Kushner
 

Hi Fellow Latvians

I am new to the group. I need some advice and assistance. I am
working on my genealogy family tree. It turns out all 3 of my
grandparents are >from different parts of Russia. I happen to be going
to Eastern Europe next April and am planning visit the shtetl's of all
my grandparents. I need assistance. I have never been to Russia. Has
anyone gone or knows anyone who has?

I am looking for a guide familiar with Jewish Russia. I will be
going to: (Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia).

I am also looking for resources so I can best uncover my family
story before I arrive.

My paternal grandfather was >from Latvia. His immigration paperwork
indicated he was born in Donneburg and other times it was Donneberg
and another time Dunaberg.

Nathan Kushner (spelled a variety of ways) , my grandfather, was born
in Donnenberg or Donneburg Dunaberg, Dinaburg I believe in Daugavpils
Latvia in 1890-1959. His parents are Morris Kushner 1862-1927 and
Chaya Leah (Ida) Shvei Swacy 1863-1926. There were children: Bertha
1888, Zhakarie 1890, Lena 1893-1970, Anna 1894, Max 1898-1980, Amelia
1903-1989. They immigrated in 1892 and lived in the Bronx. I have
been able to find some of his siblings and their children living in
the United States. He died in Providence Rhode Island. He was a
strong labor leader in the garment industry, was the President of the
New England Chapter with the AFL-CIO ( I have his pin) and I also have
his Hebrew pocket watch and his tallus and his old camera. I
understand >from my dad that there was family living in Russia.

I would like to know more about the shtetl especially during this time
period but also after they left.

How could I found out about family that remained? I would like more in
depth history of the Jews in that area, during the pogroms and what
life was like for the Jews then, during WW2 and even now? What kind I
expect when I arrive, the sentiment of the local community now? What
documentation and resources are available to track my family? Has
anyone visited or know anyone who has? Does anyone have any referrals
for guides to help me in this journey?

Warmly,
Leah Kushner
born in Philadelphia, PA living in California.
heartweave.leah@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia need advice on upcoming trip to Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia #latvia

Leah Kushner
 

Hi Fellow Latvians

I am new to the group. I need some advice and assistance. I am
working on my genealogy family tree. It turns out all 3 of my
grandparents are >from different parts of Russia. I happen to be going
to Eastern Europe next April and am planning visit the shtetl's of all
my grandparents. I need assistance. I have never been to Russia. Has
anyone gone or knows anyone who has?

I am looking for a guide familiar with Jewish Russia. I will be
going to: (Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia).

I am also looking for resources so I can best uncover my family
story before I arrive.

My paternal grandfather was >from Latvia. His immigration paperwork
indicated he was born in Donneburg and other times it was Donneberg
and another time Dunaberg.

Nathan Kushner (spelled a variety of ways) , my grandfather, was born
in Donnenberg or Donneburg Dunaberg, Dinaburg I believe in Daugavpils
Latvia in 1890-1959. His parents are Morris Kushner 1862-1927 and
Chaya Leah (Ida) Shvei Swacy 1863-1926. There were children: Bertha
1888, Zhakarie 1890, Lena 1893-1970, Anna 1894, Max 1898-1980, Amelia
1903-1989. They immigrated in 1892 and lived in the Bronx. I have
been able to find some of his siblings and their children living in
the United States. He died in Providence Rhode Island. He was a
strong labor leader in the garment industry, was the President of the
New England Chapter with the AFL-CIO ( I have his pin) and I also have
his Hebrew pocket watch and his tallus and his old camera. I
understand >from my dad that there was family living in Russia.

I would like to know more about the shtetl especially during this time
period but also after they left.

How could I found out about family that remained? I would like more in
depth history of the Jews in that area, during the pogroms and what
life was like for the Jews then, during WW2 and even now? What kind I
expect when I arrive, the sentiment of the local community now? What
documentation and resources are available to track my family? Has
anyone visited or know anyone who has? Does anyone have any referrals
for guides to help me in this journey?

Warmly,
Leah Kushner
born in Philadelphia, PA living in California.
heartweave.leah@...


(US) National Archives Program on America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives is celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment
which gave women the right to vote. As part of the National Archives
"Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" series, they are holding a
book talk and signing on May 23, 2019 at 7:00PM entitled, "America's Jewish
Women: A History >from Colonial Times to Today" with Pamela Nadell, American
University. This will include women form Emma Lazarus poet to labor
organizer Bessie Hillman and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

For those of us not in Washington DC we can watch this live streamed on
National Archives YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg27nyWaKAc

To read more about the exhibit and other programs as part of this series
see: https://tinyurl.com/y3blx66q

Original url:
https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/americas-jewish-women-a-history-from-colonial-times-to-today

And for the entire series: https://www.archives.gov/women

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Program on America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives is celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment
which gave women the right to vote. As part of the National Archives
"Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" series, they are holding a
book talk and signing on May 23, 2019 at 7:00PM entitled, "America's Jewish
Women: A History >from Colonial Times to Today" with Pamela Nadell, American
University. This will include women form Emma Lazarus poet to labor
organizer Bessie Hillman and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

For those of us not in Washington DC we can watch this live streamed on
National Archives YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg27nyWaKAc

To read more about the exhibit and other programs as part of this series
see: https://tinyurl.com/y3blx66q

Original url:
https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/americas-jewish-women-a-history-from-colonial-times-to-today

And for the entire series: https://www.archives.gov/women

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Passenger Lists for the SS Gallia - 1896-1899 #general

Meron Lavie
 

Hi,

Where could I find passenger lists for the SS Gallia, 1896-1899? It usually
sailed >from the UK to Halifax, I believe.

TIA,
Meron LAVIE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger Lists for the SS Gallia - 1896-1899 #general

Meron Lavie
 

Hi,

Where could I find passenger lists for the SS Gallia, 1896-1899? It usually
sailed >from the UK to Halifax, I believe.

TIA,
Meron LAVIE

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