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telegram with no year indicated? #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker <eisenbak@...>
 

The first two lines of a telegram announcing my grandfather's sister's
death reads as follows (I have left spaces where they appear on the
original):

33ny J 7P. M.
10 4ex
Boston Mass Oct 1st

Does the "33" in the first line indicate the year 1933? If not, the
year doesn't seem to be indicated anywhere on the front or the back. Is
there information to be gleaned >from the rest of the line?

TIA for any suggestions.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen telegram with no year indicated? #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker <eisenbak@...>
 

The first two lines of a telegram announcing my grandfather's sister's
death reads as follows (I have left spaces where they appear on the
original):

33ny J 7P. M.
10 4ex
Boston Mass Oct 1st

Does the "33" in the first line indicate the year 1933? If not, the
year doesn't seem to be indicated anywhere on the front or the back. Is
there information to be gleaned >from the rest of the line?

TIA for any suggestions.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


WOLF in Austria, Beit Therezin, and Aufbau #general

Candice Bradley and Daniel Byrne <djbyrne@...>
 

I sent my first message to JewishGen yesterday and already the
information I wrote on the WOLF family is incorrect. I learned today,
through the assistance of an organization called Beit Theresienstadt (or
Beit Therezin), that my great grandmother, Clara FUCHS WOLF, and her
daughter, Flora HERTZKA, were not sent to Theresienstadt.

I searched the JewishGen archives and do not believe that information on
Beit Therezin has yet been posted. If I am posting redundant
information, I apologize. However, I am amazed by the quick work of
this organization and am posting information here for others who may
wish to obtain a computer printout about relatives who were sent to
Theresienstadt.

BEIT THERESIENSTADT,
Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud,
Mobil Post Emek Hefer,
38935 Israel.

Tel: + 972-6-369515
Fax: + 972-6-369611

E-Mail: bterezin@inter.net.il
web site: http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin

The Beit Thereseinstadt web page in English is at:
http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin/ndx_e.htm

The following description is >from their webpage:

"Beit Theresienstadt at Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud was erected in memory
of the Jews of Ghetto Theresienstadt who perished during the Nazi
persecution. The corner stone was laid in 1969 and the official opening
was in 1975. The "Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association" built
this edifice through the initiative of the surviving members of the
Zionist Youth Movement and the "Hechalutz" organization living in
Israel. Not a mute monument but a living and active institution."

Although there are many Theresienstadt related exhibits and archives at
this museum, the following service may be of interest to people on this
list:

"Information on the fate of the nearly 150,000 prisoners of Ghetto
Terezin is stored in our Computerized Data Base and available on
request. The fee for a query is Nis.15.00 - per name."

Apparently they provided information to Madeleine Albright about her
Jewish ancestors. I was intrigued by the idea of a computer printout
about my relatives' fates. However, through the work of this
organization I now know that we were wrong about where my relatives were
sent. A researcher at Beit Theresienstadt is trying to find out what
happened to them. I plan to send them a donation even if no
information is found on my relatives (they can accept checks drawn on US
banks).

In the meantime, I am wondering if anyone knows if there are microfilms
of the issues of Aufbau where concentration camp deaths were listed
toward the end of the war. Clara WOLF's death was listed in the
Aufbau, and this was how my grandfather and his remaining siblings
learned about it. I saw some discussion of the Aufbau in the
archives, but it is not clear whether films of these Aufbau issues or
listings are available, e.g. through interlibrary loan. I cannot
travel to the Holocaust Museum in D.C. in the near future to look up
this information.

Nevertheless, I hope the information on Beit Theresienstadt is helpful
to somebody.

Candice Bradley
Appleton, WI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WOLF in Austria, Beit Therezin, and Aufbau #general

Candice Bradley and Daniel Byrne <djbyrne@...>
 

I sent my first message to JewishGen yesterday and already the
information I wrote on the WOLF family is incorrect. I learned today,
through the assistance of an organization called Beit Theresienstadt (or
Beit Therezin), that my great grandmother, Clara FUCHS WOLF, and her
daughter, Flora HERTZKA, were not sent to Theresienstadt.

I searched the JewishGen archives and do not believe that information on
Beit Therezin has yet been posted. If I am posting redundant
information, I apologize. However, I am amazed by the quick work of
this organization and am posting information here for others who may
wish to obtain a computer printout about relatives who were sent to
Theresienstadt.

BEIT THERESIENSTADT,
Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud,
Mobil Post Emek Hefer,
38935 Israel.

Tel: + 972-6-369515
Fax: + 972-6-369611

E-Mail: bterezin@inter.net.il
web site: http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin

The Beit Thereseinstadt web page in English is at:
http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin/ndx_e.htm

The following description is >from their webpage:

"Beit Theresienstadt at Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud was erected in memory
of the Jews of Ghetto Theresienstadt who perished during the Nazi
persecution. The corner stone was laid in 1969 and the official opening
was in 1975. The "Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association" built
this edifice through the initiative of the surviving members of the
Zionist Youth Movement and the "Hechalutz" organization living in
Israel. Not a mute monument but a living and active institution."

Although there are many Theresienstadt related exhibits and archives at
this museum, the following service may be of interest to people on this
list:

"Information on the fate of the nearly 150,000 prisoners of Ghetto
Terezin is stored in our Computerized Data Base and available on
request. The fee for a query is Nis.15.00 - per name."

Apparently they provided information to Madeleine Albright about her
Jewish ancestors. I was intrigued by the idea of a computer printout
about my relatives' fates. However, through the work of this
organization I now know that we were wrong about where my relatives were
sent. A researcher at Beit Theresienstadt is trying to find out what
happened to them. I plan to send them a donation even if no
information is found on my relatives (they can accept checks drawn on US
banks).

In the meantime, I am wondering if anyone knows if there are microfilms
of the issues of Aufbau where concentration camp deaths were listed
toward the end of the war. Clara WOLF's death was listed in the
Aufbau, and this was how my grandfather and his remaining siblings
learned about it. I saw some discussion of the Aufbau in the
archives, but it is not clear whether films of these Aufbau issues or
listings are available, e.g. through interlibrary loan. I cannot
travel to the Holocaust Museum in D.C. in the near future to look up
this information.

Nevertheless, I hope the information on Beit Theresienstadt is helpful
to somebody.

Candice Bradley
Appleton, WI


Re: Revision lists #poland

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Mort Cohen's confusion about revision lists, which is probably
shared by many digest subscribers, perhaps it is worth stating some of the
basic facts about revsion lists and how they work:

Revision lists were made every ten to fifteen years. These main revisions were
censuses of the entire population and are know as "General Revision Lists."
Most General Revision lists that are available are for the years 1816, 1834,
1850, and 1858 and some later years (with variations). Because of the complex
registration system which listed people in their "official" town of residence
instead of where they actually lived, people were often omitted >from the lists
in the years they were taken. Thus, there was a practice of making additions
and corrections to the lists in the years intervening, before the next general
revision was made. The lists for years such as 1876, 1859 etc. are these so-
called "additional revision lists." In comparison, they are of far less
genealogical value than the general revision lists, simply because they only
include the additions and corrections to the last general revision list. The
1858 revision list has been the first choice for the LitvakSIG project because
it is the most commonly available general revision list and has the greatest
potential for helping the most researchers.

Hope this answers some questions.

Eric Goldstein
Research Group Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Revision lists #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Mort Cohen's confusion about revision lists, which is probably
shared by many digest subscribers, perhaps it is worth stating some of the
basic facts about revsion lists and how they work:

Revision lists were made every ten to fifteen years. These main revisions were
censuses of the entire population and are know as "General Revision Lists."
Most General Revision lists that are available are for the years 1816, 1834,
1850, and 1858 and some later years (with variations). Because of the complex
registration system which listed people in their "official" town of residence
instead of where they actually lived, people were often omitted >from the lists
in the years they were taken. Thus, there was a practice of making additions
and corrections to the lists in the years intervening, before the next general
revision was made. The lists for years such as 1876, 1859 etc. are these so-
called "additional revision lists." In comparison, they are of far less
genealogical value than the general revision lists, simply because they only
include the additions and corrections to the last general revision list. The
1858 revision list has been the first choice for the LitvakSIG project because
it is the most commonly available general revision list and has the greatest
potential for helping the most researchers.

Hope this answers some questions.

Eric Goldstein
Research Group Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Pogrom victims #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Milton Blackstone wrote:

Having recently seen several references to the 1919 Pogroms, led me to
wonder if any listings of victims exist, as well as other information
i.e. locations, dates, etc. I have been trying learn if my GF, whose
tombstone cites his death as 9 March 1919, might have been as a result
of a pogram.
I'd also be grateful for any literary references I might peruse if such
information exists.
"Megilat Hatevakh" Rosenthal, A.D. Jerusalem 1927 (in Hebrew) is a list of
places where pogroms occurred during the Russian Civil War (1917-1921). It
includes descriptions of the circumstances of the pogrom and lists of the
victims, usually with relationships.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pogrom victims #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Milton Blackstone wrote:

Having recently seen several references to the 1919 Pogroms, led me to
wonder if any listings of victims exist, as well as other information
i.e. locations, dates, etc. I have been trying learn if my GF, whose
tombstone cites his death as 9 March 1919, might have been as a result
of a pogram.
I'd also be grateful for any literary references I might peruse if such
information exists.
"Megilat Hatevakh" Rosenthal, A.D. Jerusalem 1927 (in Hebrew) is a list of
places where pogroms occurred during the Russian Civil War (1917-1921). It
includes descriptions of the circumstances of the pogrom and lists of the
victims, usually with relationships.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il


GROSZ/MANDOK #hungary

Stefano Groszy <steven@...>
 

Dear Mr. Hirsch, I'm very grateful for all the detailed news you sent
me, that help me to clear some facts of my family, happened not a long
time ago. Last year I went to Auschwitz, where I asked informations at
the archive. They gave me a lot of labels showing the family names
requested, without any success for me: the employee told me most of
Hungarians arriving in June were not even scheduled, but just killed.
Is that so? Later I realized that I said my relatives' names before
their marriage, and might be a reason not to have found any report. I
also applied my request to Yad Vashem, with the married names, but even
there no success. How is then possible to obtain a death certificate
from M=E0ndok showing Auschwitz-June 15th 1944, if no record can be found=
in Auschwitz?
Other question: do you think possible to find out anywhere the M=E0ndok
community names of the 378 members?
It's nice to see that you live in Switzerland: at the moment and till
Aug.22 I'll stay in Crans sur Sierre (VS) for vacations. If you need
anything or just want to say hello, call me at 027/4801632.
Bye, Stefano Grosz (Grosz became Groszy when I was 8).


Hungary SIG #Hungary GROSZ/MANDOK #hungary

Stefano Groszy <steven@...>
 

Dear Mr. Hirsch, I'm very grateful for all the detailed news you sent
me, that help me to clear some facts of my family, happened not a long
time ago. Last year I went to Auschwitz, where I asked informations at
the archive. They gave me a lot of labels showing the family names
requested, without any success for me: the employee told me most of
Hungarians arriving in June were not even scheduled, but just killed.
Is that so? Later I realized that I said my relatives' names before
their marriage, and might be a reason not to have found any report. I
also applied my request to Yad Vashem, with the married names, but even
there no success. How is then possible to obtain a death certificate
from M=E0ndok showing Auschwitz-June 15th 1944, if no record can be found=
in Auschwitz?
Other question: do you think possible to find out anywhere the M=E0ndok
community names of the 378 members?
It's nice to see that you live in Switzerland: at the moment and till
Aug.22 I'll stay in Crans sur Sierre (VS) for vacations. If you need
anything or just want to say hello, call me at 027/4801632.
Bye, Stefano Grosz (Grosz became Groszy when I was 8).


L.A. Seminar Syllabus is available #lithuania

SAbramsCPA@...
 

The syllabus >from "Hollywood Chai" the 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish
Genealogy, held in Los Angeles, CA >from July 12th-17th is available for anyone
interested.

Please send a check or money order for $30.00 (includes shipping and
packaging) for each syllabus to JGSLA, P.O. Box 55443, Sherman Oaks, CA
91413. Please indicate the address where the syllabus should be mailed.

Thank you for your interest.

Steve Abrams
Seminar Chair


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania L.A. Seminar Syllabus is available #lithuania

SAbramsCPA@...
 

The syllabus >from "Hollywood Chai" the 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish
Genealogy, held in Los Angeles, CA >from July 12th-17th is available for anyone
interested.

Please send a check or money order for $30.00 (includes shipping and
packaging) for each syllabus to JGSLA, P.O. Box 55443, Sherman Oaks, CA
91413. Please indicate the address where the syllabus should be mailed.

Thank you for your interest.

Steve Abrams
Seminar Chair


Final post for LitvakSIG elections - Part 2 #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Abbreviated Biographical Summaries for these individuals follow.

Carol Coplin Baker (Moderation Chair) was born Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
BA in English >from University of Michigan. Divorced. 2 adult children,
2 grandchildren. Lives in Wellesley, Mass. Real Estate broker for 30
years and still active when not buried in the archives. She has been
researching her families >from Vegeriai and Gargzdiai since 1990. Board
Member of JGSGB (Greater Boston). Registration chair at 1996 seminar
in Boston. Carol was the first volunteer to take on uyezd research group
responsibilities, and has almost single-handedly been responsible for
the great success of the organization and fund raising for the Siauliai
uyezd research project.

Judith Langer Caplan (Publications Committee Chair) has begun
working as Co-Editor of the LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi (BA in
English >from Brooklyn College, Masters in Mass Communications from
Syracuse University, and studied at Seminary College of JTS). has
taught in the NYC school system for 17 years. She is about to begin a
sabbatical year in which she will have a lot of time to devote to the
LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi has published two articles in
AVOTAYNU, most recently "Another Surnamer Surfaces" (Winter 1998)
and is an internationally published poet and short story writer who ran
her own mini-publishing house, Judi-Isms. She has been researching
her extended families for the past six years, including: Her mother's in
Siauliai & Zagare, Lithuania, and Liepaja, Mitau, and Riga, Latvia, as
well as Suriname, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, England; Her
father-in-law's in (probably) Keidaniai or Kvedarna and (probably)
Vieksniai or Sveksna, Lithuania; Her mother-in-law's in Skaiskalne,
Latvia & Birzhi, Lithuania; two families in Bauske, and Zeimelis,
Lithuania; and her daughter-in-law's in Poland and the ubiquitous
"Russia".

Peggy Mosinger Freedman earned a BA >from Washington University in
St. Louis, Missouri, is the mother of four, and currently lives in Atlanta,
Georgia. For the last ten years, she has been the office manager of her
husband's medical practice. Her interest in genealogy began with a
Hebrew School assignment. Serious work began in 1971 when a
German cousin requested information on missing relatives. Peggy is a
founding member and past president of the JGS of Georgia. Although
all of her husband's family is >from Lithuania, only her maternal
grandfather was born there. Other family lines are >from the United
States (an uncle was arrested for leading a parade on the Sabbath in
1858 in Belleville, Illinois), Latvia, Austria-Hungary, Baden, Germany
and Alsace, France. Peggy is a Cub Scout leader, a nursery school
substitute teacher, and active in her synagogue. On May 1, 1998 Peggy
was appointed as Treasurer and has clearly demonstrated her ability to
handle this responsibility.

Eric L. Goldstein has enthusiastically begun working as the Research
Group Coordinator. He holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
from Emory University (1992) and an MA in history >from the University
of Michigan, where he is now completing a Ph.D. in modern and
American Jewish history. For the past two decades, Eric has been
actively tracing his Litvak ancestors, who emigrated to the United States
in the 1880's and settled in those other great Jewish heartlands, Texas
and Louisiana. He made a research trip to Lithuania in 1997. Eric lives
in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Cheryl Haas-Goldstein and will be
teaching in 1998-99 at Brooklyn College and Vassar College. Eric has
developed a very useful comprehensive table showing what uyezd and
guberniya each shtetl was in during the 19th Century.

Davida Noyek Handler Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG is a "third generation
Dublin- born, naturalized American Litvak" - living in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, with her husband, Jim. Since 1984, she has documented her NW
Lithuanian lineage as far back as the mid-1700's, and looks forward to
finding even earlier documentation in her never-ending search. Her
grandfather, Daniel Zvi Noyek, came >from Uzventis, Lithuania. Davida
wrote and published a Noyek Family History in 1994. This was
distributed at the first international Noyek reunion, attended by 175 of
her wandering Litvak family >from seven countries. A follow-up article
was published in Avotaynu (Winter 1994.) Davida hopes to update
soon, and is currently working on a Handler book ... She has been
involved in music publishing, co-founded a translations company, and
has served on many boards. Reactivating LitvakSIG in 1997, with
enormous help and support >from co-coordinator David Hoffman in the
weeks before the Jewish Genealogical Conference in Paris, has been
a logical next step in the search for roots.

David Blass Hoffman, (BA, UCLA; MS, Yale; PhD in Human
Development and Family Studies, Cornell University) has been the
Co-Coordinator of the LitvakSIG for the past year. David and his wife,
Sonia, have been researching their families in Lithuania, Poland, Israel
and South Africa since 1990. They have organized cousins' group with
500 members around the world, which supports their genealogical
research and assists a family branch left behind in Russia emigrate to
the US. They publish a Family Newsletter with genealogical stories that
chronicle how each branch left Lithuania in the 1880's. David has traced
his maternal line back to Ariogala, in the early 1700's and his paternal
line to Vilna in the 1830's. David is a Clinical Psychologist, former
professor of Psychology and Public Health at FSU and UCLA, a
researcher and editor of professional journals and an author of
numerous books and articles. In a complete lifestyle turnaround, he now
is a part-time clinical psychologist and a full time genealogist.

Richard Hoffman, Reseda, CA, has been researching paternal and
maternal families off and on since 1977. Maternal grandmother's family
came >from Kalvarjia, Lithuania. Has compiled many genealogical, work
related and personal databases. His current on-going project is the
Chicago Tribune Obituary Index, which now has over 8000 entries. Has
present day relatives in United Kingdom, Israel, South America, United
States, Canada and Australia. Richard publishes four editions of a
Family Newsletter for the different branches of his family and maintains
a very large mailing list. Based on this combination of experience, we
feel he will make an excellent Membership Chair.

H. Elliott Lipschultz, MA History, MS Accounting, CPA. Self-Employed.
Born in Chicago, went to school in the North Shore suburb of Highland
Park, Mr. Lipschultz is a resident of Northbrook, Illinois and a frequent
extended visitor to Jerusalem. A lifelong student of history, Mr.
Lipschultz's graduate studies were in Great European Powers and the
Rise of Nationalisms in the Middle East. His screen name, Adoniram,
is a symbol of his interests in tax history and Jewish religious identities.
With over 25 years in genealogy and family history, he is interested in
the social-economic history of the"Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the
Kingdom of Poland" and genealogy's use in the teaching of history and
social science. For the past three months Elliott has been serving as the
Finance Chair.

Alan Loew, CPA (inactive) has a background including financial and
general management in the health care field as well as managing a
family business. Raised in NY/NJ area, Ala spent 40 years in Florida
and came to the Colorado mountains for a summer six years ago and
never left (other than to vacation elsewhere). He devotes most of his
time as a volunteer to non-profit organizations and is the Treasurer of
the Colorado JGS, Investment Club, Grand County Historical Assn,
Condo Assn, Grand County District Library Board among other roles.
Because of his extensive experience with the financial affairs of
non-profit organizations, we have asked Alan to join the Financial
Committee. Alan's researching his family that allegedly lived in
Lithuania until 1885-1890 era.

Harold Rhode, (LitvakSIG as Records Acquisition Chair,) is well known
to everyone involved in the Litvak world, as a researcher and author. He
is a past president of the JGSGW, has been researching his Litvak roots
for more than 20 years, and can trace his roots back to Rashi. His
gr-gr-gr-grandfather was the Moreh Tsedek of Kovna, i.e., the number
two on the Rabbinical court of the city. Harold says, "Researching has
been the key to my becoming more Jewish. I both suffer and benefit
from my Litvak traits, and would have stopped researching long ago, but
it has become an addiction." In real life, he is a former college
professor, now a political analyst at the Pentagon in Washington, DC,
where he specializes in Muslim affairs. Harold has published
extensively. Among his many credits are articles on Lithuanian research
in Avotaynu and a monograph co-authored with Dr. Sallyann Sack,
"Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the
Lithuanian Archives."

Anne Rothman is a Computer Consultant. She currently works at a
Help Desk predominately with an email package called Lotus Notes -
a database package and a couple of other things all rolled into one.
Anne has passed the first two tests for Lotus Notes Certification,
(System Administration 1 and Application Development 1.) Anne is also
experienced with Quattro Pro; Excel; Lotus 1,2,3; Access; Microsoft
Word and WordPerfect. She helps people create databases and
teaches people how to use different software applications. Anne is also
active in her synagogue, has taught Sunday school for many years, and
active in Hadassah. All of this experience and the fact that her Mom's
family is 75% Litvak led her to volunteer to serve the LitvakSIG as our
Database Manager. For the past few months she has been working
very hard to help create the "All Lithuania" Database, and serving as the
SIG "Traffic Cop," keeping track of all data which is being processed for
entry.

Votes will be counted >from August 10 until August 31. You may register
your "yes" votes at: <LitvaksYes@aol.com> or your "no" votes at:
<LitvaksNO@aol.com>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Final post for LitvakSIG elections - Part 2 #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Abbreviated Biographical Summaries for these individuals follow.

Carol Coplin Baker (Moderation Chair) was born Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
BA in English >from University of Michigan. Divorced. 2 adult children,
2 grandchildren. Lives in Wellesley, Mass. Real Estate broker for 30
years and still active when not buried in the archives. She has been
researching her families >from Vegeriai and Gargzdiai since 1990. Board
Member of JGSGB (Greater Boston). Registration chair at 1996 seminar
in Boston. Carol was the first volunteer to take on uyezd research group
responsibilities, and has almost single-handedly been responsible for
the great success of the organization and fund raising for the Siauliai
uyezd research project.

Judith Langer Caplan (Publications Committee Chair) has begun
working as Co-Editor of the LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi (BA in
English >from Brooklyn College, Masters in Mass Communications from
Syracuse University, and studied at Seminary College of JTS). has
taught in the NYC school system for 17 years. She is about to begin a
sabbatical year in which she will have a lot of time to devote to the
LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi has published two articles in
AVOTAYNU, most recently "Another Surnamer Surfaces" (Winter 1998)
and is an internationally published poet and short story writer who ran
her own mini-publishing house, Judi-Isms. She has been researching
her extended families for the past six years, including: Her mother's in
Siauliai & Zagare, Lithuania, and Liepaja, Mitau, and Riga, Latvia, as
well as Suriname, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, England; Her
father-in-law's in (probably) Keidaniai or Kvedarna and (probably)
Vieksniai or Sveksna, Lithuania; Her mother-in-law's in Skaiskalne,
Latvia & Birzhi, Lithuania; two families in Bauske, and Zeimelis,
Lithuania; and her daughter-in-law's in Poland and the ubiquitous
"Russia".

Peggy Mosinger Freedman earned a BA >from Washington University in
St. Louis, Missouri, is the mother of four, and currently lives in Atlanta,
Georgia. For the last ten years, she has been the office manager of her
husband's medical practice. Her interest in genealogy began with a
Hebrew School assignment. Serious work began in 1971 when a
German cousin requested information on missing relatives. Peggy is a
founding member and past president of the JGS of Georgia. Although
all of her husband's family is >from Lithuania, only her maternal
grandfather was born there. Other family lines are >from the United
States (an uncle was arrested for leading a parade on the Sabbath in
1858 in Belleville, Illinois), Latvia, Austria-Hungary, Baden, Germany
and Alsace, France. Peggy is a Cub Scout leader, a nursery school
substitute teacher, and active in her synagogue. On May 1, 1998 Peggy
was appointed as Treasurer and has clearly demonstrated her ability to
handle this responsibility.

Eric L. Goldstein has enthusiastically begun working as the Research
Group Coordinator. He holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
from Emory University (1992) and an MA in history >from the University
of Michigan, where he is now completing a Ph.D. in modern and
American Jewish history. For the past two decades, Eric has been
actively tracing his Litvak ancestors, who emigrated to the United States
in the 1880's and settled in those other great Jewish heartlands, Texas
and Louisiana. He made a research trip to Lithuania in 1997. Eric lives
in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Cheryl Haas-Goldstein and will be
teaching in 1998-99 at Brooklyn College and Vassar College. Eric has
developed a very useful comprehensive table showing what uyezd and
guberniya each shtetl was in during the 19th Century.

Davida Noyek Handler Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG is a "third generation
Dublin- born, naturalized American Litvak" - living in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, with her husband, Jim. Since 1984, she has documented her NW
Lithuanian lineage as far back as the mid-1700's, and looks forward to
finding even earlier documentation in her never-ending search. Her
grandfather, Daniel Zvi Noyek, came >from Uzventis, Lithuania. Davida
wrote and published a Noyek Family History in 1994. This was
distributed at the first international Noyek reunion, attended by 175 of
her wandering Litvak family >from seven countries. A follow-up article
was published in Avotaynu (Winter 1994.) Davida hopes to update
soon, and is currently working on a Handler book ... She has been
involved in music publishing, co-founded a translations company, and
has served on many boards. Reactivating LitvakSIG in 1997, with
enormous help and support >from co-coordinator David Hoffman in the
weeks before the Jewish Genealogical Conference in Paris, has been
a logical next step in the search for roots.

David Blass Hoffman, (BA, UCLA; MS, Yale; PhD in Human
Development and Family Studies, Cornell University) has been the
Co-Coordinator of the LitvakSIG for the past year. David and his wife,
Sonia, have been researching their families in Lithuania, Poland, Israel
and South Africa since 1990. They have organized cousins' group with
500 members around the world, which supports their genealogical
research and assists a family branch left behind in Russia emigrate to
the US. They publish a Family Newsletter with genealogical stories that
chronicle how each branch left Lithuania in the 1880's. David has traced
his maternal line back to Ariogala, in the early 1700's and his paternal
line to Vilna in the 1830's. David is a Clinical Psychologist, former
professor of Psychology and Public Health at FSU and UCLA, a
researcher and editor of professional journals and an author of
numerous books and articles. In a complete lifestyle turnaround, he now
is a part-time clinical psychologist and a full time genealogist.

Richard Hoffman, Reseda, CA, has been researching paternal and
maternal families off and on since 1977. Maternal grandmother's family
came >from Kalvarjia, Lithuania. Has compiled many genealogical, work
related and personal databases. His current on-going project is the
Chicago Tribune Obituary Index, which now has over 8000 entries. Has
present day relatives in United Kingdom, Israel, South America, United
States, Canada and Australia. Richard publishes four editions of a
Family Newsletter for the different branches of his family and maintains
a very large mailing list. Based on this combination of experience, we
feel he will make an excellent Membership Chair.

H. Elliott Lipschultz, MA History, MS Accounting, CPA. Self-Employed.
Born in Chicago, went to school in the North Shore suburb of Highland
Park, Mr. Lipschultz is a resident of Northbrook, Illinois and a frequent
extended visitor to Jerusalem. A lifelong student of history, Mr.
Lipschultz's graduate studies were in Great European Powers and the
Rise of Nationalisms in the Middle East. His screen name, Adoniram,
is a symbol of his interests in tax history and Jewish religious identities.
With over 25 years in genealogy and family history, he is interested in
the social-economic history of the"Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the
Kingdom of Poland" and genealogy's use in the teaching of history and
social science. For the past three months Elliott has been serving as the
Finance Chair.

Alan Loew, CPA (inactive) has a background including financial and
general management in the health care field as well as managing a
family business. Raised in NY/NJ area, Ala spent 40 years in Florida
and came to the Colorado mountains for a summer six years ago and
never left (other than to vacation elsewhere). He devotes most of his
time as a volunteer to non-profit organizations and is the Treasurer of
the Colorado JGS, Investment Club, Grand County Historical Assn,
Condo Assn, Grand County District Library Board among other roles.
Because of his extensive experience with the financial affairs of
non-profit organizations, we have asked Alan to join the Financial
Committee. Alan's researching his family that allegedly lived in
Lithuania until 1885-1890 era.

Harold Rhode, (LitvakSIG as Records Acquisition Chair,) is well known
to everyone involved in the Litvak world, as a researcher and author. He
is a past president of the JGSGW, has been researching his Litvak roots
for more than 20 years, and can trace his roots back to Rashi. His
gr-gr-gr-grandfather was the Moreh Tsedek of Kovna, i.e., the number
two on the Rabbinical court of the city. Harold says, "Researching has
been the key to my becoming more Jewish. I both suffer and benefit
from my Litvak traits, and would have stopped researching long ago, but
it has become an addiction." In real life, he is a former college
professor, now a political analyst at the Pentagon in Washington, DC,
where he specializes in Muslim affairs. Harold has published
extensively. Among his many credits are articles on Lithuanian research
in Avotaynu and a monograph co-authored with Dr. Sallyann Sack,
"Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the
Lithuanian Archives."

Anne Rothman is a Computer Consultant. She currently works at a
Help Desk predominately with an email package called Lotus Notes -
a database package and a couple of other things all rolled into one.
Anne has passed the first two tests for Lotus Notes Certification,
(System Administration 1 and Application Development 1.) Anne is also
experienced with Quattro Pro; Excel; Lotus 1,2,3; Access; Microsoft
Word and WordPerfect. She helps people create databases and
teaches people how to use different software applications. Anne is also
active in her synagogue, has taught Sunday school for many years, and
active in Hadassah. All of this experience and the fact that her Mom's
family is 75% Litvak led her to volunteer to serve the LitvakSIG as our
Database Manager. For the past few months she has been working
very hard to help create the "All Lithuania" Database, and serving as the
SIG "Traffic Cop," keeping track of all data which is being processed for
entry.

Votes will be counted >from August 10 until August 31. You may register
your "yes" votes at: <LitvaksYes@aol.com> or your "no" votes at:
<LitvaksNO@aol.com>


Final post for LitvakSIG elections - Part 1 #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Final post for Elections for the LitvakSIG Board of Directors.

All people noted by an asterisk (*) are currently serving in their
positions based on appointment by the current Co-Coordinators.

1 & 2. Co-Presidents: Davida Noyek Handler and David Blass Hoffman
3. Treasurer - Peggy Mosinger Freedman *
4. Chair of Finance Committee - Elliott Lipshultz, *CPA
5. Membership Chair - Richard Hoffman *

The Co-Presidents will appoint six additional Board Members, for
one-year terms, based on their experience and special expertise for
specific positions. The Board will confirm these appointments. All have
already begun to work in their roles. Their superior performance gives
us even more confidence in recommending their election:

6. Research Group Coordinator - Eric Goldstein *
7. Records Acquisition Chair - Harold Rhode *
8. Database Manager - Anne Rothman *
9. Discussion Group/Digest Moderator - Carol Coplin Baker
10. Publications Chair and Online Journal Editor - Judi Caplan *

There are also three important non-board positions:

11. Website Manager - (Position still open for nominations)
12. Archivist - Idafay Mervis *
13. Non-Board Finance Committee Member - Alan Lowe, CPA *

Abbreviated Biographical Summaries for these individuals follow
in Part 2.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Final post for LitvakSIG elections - Part 1 #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Final post for Elections for the LitvakSIG Board of Directors.

All people noted by an asterisk (*) are currently serving in their
positions based on appointment by the current Co-Coordinators.

1 & 2. Co-Presidents: Davida Noyek Handler and David Blass Hoffman
3. Treasurer - Peggy Mosinger Freedman *
4. Chair of Finance Committee - Elliott Lipshultz, *CPA
5. Membership Chair - Richard Hoffman *

The Co-Presidents will appoint six additional Board Members, for
one-year terms, based on their experience and special expertise for
specific positions. The Board will confirm these appointments. All have
already begun to work in their roles. Their superior performance gives
us even more confidence in recommending their election:

6. Research Group Coordinator - Eric Goldstein *
7. Records Acquisition Chair - Harold Rhode *
8. Database Manager - Anne Rothman *
9. Discussion Group/Digest Moderator - Carol Coplin Baker
10. Publications Chair and Online Journal Editor - Judi Caplan *

There are also three important non-board positions:

11. Website Manager - (Position still open for nominations)
12. Archivist - Idafay Mervis *
13. Non-Board Finance Committee Member - Alan Lowe, CPA *

Abbreviated Biographical Summaries for these individuals follow
in Part 2.


Soros #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

In a message dated 14-08-98 4:12:03 AM Central Daylight Time,
saul@swico.demon.co.uk writes:

<<
The Holocaust in Contemporary Lithuanian Society

PROGRAMME


Sunday, 13 September
Beth Shalom's Third Anniversary Annual Lecture

I 1.00 am Public lecture by Dr Irena Veisaite,
Chairman, Open Society Fund - Lithuania
12.00 pm Book Launch: Waldemar Ginsburg
Unveiling of painting by Ken Hancock
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Film presentation
2.30 pm Panel Discussion
4.00 pm End

Monday, 14 September
Holocaust Education in Lithuania Seminar

9.00 am "Education "
Egl6 Pranckunien6, Program Director,
Marina Vildziuniene, Program Coordinator,
OSF - Lithuania
10.30 am Coffee Break
I 1.00 am "Higher Education
Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravicius, Vice Rector,
Vytautas Magnus University
12.30 pm Lunch Break
1.30 pm "Media "
Linas Vildziunas, Editor-in-Chief,
Cultural Weekly
3.00 pm Tea Break
3.30 pm "Religion "
Vytautas Toleikis, Training Office,
Civil Society Program, PHARE
Jonas Morkus, Radio Program Editor
5.00 pm End

Each session will include a half-hour presentation in English
followed by responses>from a panel of 1-2 invited respondents. The floor
is then open for questions and discussions.

Over the last three years, Beth Shalom has seen quite a remarkable
period of growth, development and vision. Visitors to the centre
continue to come, with approximately 400 visitors a week attending the
centre. Still over two-thirds are young people in full-time education.
However,there are also many exciting things happening further afield.

This year, we are pleased to invite you to hear a special team of
people working in Lithuania. Over the last two years, we have been
privileged to be working in partnership towards introducing education on
the Holocaust with Dr Irena Veisaite and colleagues at the Open society
Fund, as well as with advisors and academics working in the field.
Their dedication and commitment have brought about a new openess to
discussion and education in Lithuania.

Please do join us for these important two days. We are certain
this meeting will be of mutual benefit to all.

Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
--
Dr Saul Issroff <saul@swico.demon.co.uk>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fwd: Soros #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

In a message dated 14-08-98 4:12:03 AM Central Daylight Time,
saul@swico.demon.co.uk writes:

<<
The Holocaust in Contemporary Lithuanian Society

PROGRAMME


Sunday, 13 September
Beth Shalom's Third Anniversary Annual Lecture

I 1.00 am Public lecture by Dr Irena Veisaite,
Chairman, Open Society Fund - Lithuania
12.00 pm Book Launch: Waldemar Ginsburg
Unveiling of painting by Ken Hancock
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Film presentation
2.30 pm Panel Discussion
4.00 pm End

Monday, 14 September
Holocaust Education in Lithuania Seminar

9.00 am "Education "
Egl6 Pranckunien6, Program Director,
Marina Vildziuniene, Program Coordinator,
OSF - Lithuania
10.30 am Coffee Break
I 1.00 am "Higher Education
Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravicius, Vice Rector,
Vytautas Magnus University
12.30 pm Lunch Break
1.30 pm "Media "
Linas Vildziunas, Editor-in-Chief,
Cultural Weekly
3.00 pm Tea Break
3.30 pm "Religion "
Vytautas Toleikis, Training Office,
Civil Society Program, PHARE
Jonas Morkus, Radio Program Editor
5.00 pm End

Each session will include a half-hour presentation in English
followed by responses>from a panel of 1-2 invited respondents. The floor
is then open for questions and discussions.

Over the last three years, Beth Shalom has seen quite a remarkable
period of growth, development and vision. Visitors to the centre
continue to come, with approximately 400 visitors a week attending the
centre. Still over two-thirds are young people in full-time education.
However,there are also many exciting things happening further afield.

This year, we are pleased to invite you to hear a special team of
people working in Lithuania. Over the last two years, we have been
privileged to be working in partnership towards introducing education on
the Holocaust with Dr Irena Veisaite and colleagues at the Open society
Fund, as well as with advisors and academics working in the field.
Their dedication and commitment have brought about a new openess to
discussion and education in Lithuania.

Please do join us for these important two days. We are certain
this meeting will be of mutual benefit to all.

Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
--
Dr Saul Issroff <saul@swico.demon.co.uk>


Audio tapes available on Los Angeles seminar sessions #lithuania

SAbramsCPA@...
 

All sessions given at the 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy held in Los
Angeles >from July 12th-17th are available on audio tape for $7.50 per tape
plus a shipping cost.

The complete list of sessions may be viewed at www.repeatperformance.com and
orders may be made online. It is the taping company's procedure to call a
person on the phone after receiving their order to confirm the credit card
information.

You can also call Repeat Performance at 219-465-1234 (2911 Crabapple Lane,
Hobart, IN 46342)

Thank you for your interest.

Steve Abrams
Seminar Chair


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Audio tapes available on Los Angeles seminar sessions #lithuania

SAbramsCPA@...
 

All sessions given at the 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy held in Los
Angeles >from July 12th-17th are available on audio tape for $7.50 per tape
plus a shipping cost.

The complete list of sessions may be viewed at www.repeatperformance.com and
orders may be made online. It is the taping company's procedure to call a
person on the phone after receiving their order to confirm the credit card
information.

You can also call Repeat Performance at 219-465-1234 (2911 Crabapple Lane,
Hobart, IN 46342)

Thank you for your interest.

Steve Abrams
Seminar Chair