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Bierfass Research #galicia

Penny k
 

I am revisiting my search for BIERFASS relatives. My grandmother, Tillie
BIERFASS , >from Siedliska, Austria (now Poland) arrived in NY via Ellis
Island at age 17 in 1910. She was one of the oldest children in a very large
family and I know of only a handful of her siblings who lived in the US, all
of whom I have been able to track through the Ellis Island Website. Through
the Jewish Gen postings, last year I located BIERFASS (spelled BIRFAS)
relatives (originally >from Prezmyl) in Israel and met some of them last
summer. I also was in contact with Alberto BIERFASS in Argentina. However,
Alberto BIERFASS's e-mail address is no longer active. If you have any
information which may assist me in my search, please contact me.

Penny Kornstein
Westchester, NY
Searching for: BIERFASS (Austria/Poland); Lieberman (Chmielnik); Ryman
(Chmielnik); Kleinhandler (Chmielnik); Gach (Minsk)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bierfass Research #galicia

Penny k
 

I am revisiting my search for BIERFASS relatives. My grandmother, Tillie
BIERFASS , >from Siedliska, Austria (now Poland) arrived in NY via Ellis
Island at age 17 in 1910. She was one of the oldest children in a very large
family and I know of only a handful of her siblings who lived in the US, all
of whom I have been able to track through the Ellis Island Website. Through
the Jewish Gen postings, last year I located BIERFASS (spelled BIRFAS)
relatives (originally >from Prezmyl) in Israel and met some of them last
summer. I also was in contact with Alberto BIERFASS in Argentina. However,
Alberto BIERFASS's e-mail address is no longer active. If you have any
information which may assist me in my search, please contact me.

Penny Kornstein
Westchester, NY
Searching for: BIERFASS (Austria/Poland); Lieberman (Chmielnik); Ryman
(Chmielnik); Kleinhandler (Chmielnik); Gach (Minsk)


New Page for Brody ShtetLinks Site #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

For researchers interested in Brody, Ukraine (formerly Brody, Galicia and
Brody, Poland) there's a new page at the Brody ShtetLinks site. The URL for
the Brody main page is:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/brody.htm

The new page is at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/hassenstein.htm

What you'll find there is the story of a righteous German woman in Brody,
Liselotte Hassenstein, who hid Jews in her attic during the Holocaust.
Since Liselotte's brave efforts have never been appropriately recognized, we
are hoping that someone who sees her story and photo will remember her and
can vouch for her so that she can be honored, albeit posthumously as she
recently died.

If you are a Brody survivor and the name "Hassenstein" sounds familiar to
you, please be sure to look at the page.

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, CA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Page for Brody ShtetLinks Site #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

For researchers interested in Brody, Ukraine (formerly Brody, Galicia and
Brody, Poland) there's a new page at the Brody ShtetLinks site. The URL for
the Brody main page is:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/brody.htm

The new page is at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/hassenstein.htm

What you'll find there is the story of a righteous German woman in Brody,
Liselotte Hassenstein, who hid Jews in her attic during the Holocaust.
Since Liselotte's brave efforts have never been appropriately recognized, we
are hoping that someone who sees her story and photo will remember her and
can vouch for her so that she can be honored, albeit posthumously as she
recently died.

If you are a Brody survivor and the name "Hassenstein" sounds familiar to
you, please be sure to look at the page.

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, CA


Re: Leslie Weinberg: Polish Research #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Leslie,

Wouldn't it be easier to try to find the son in Israel? I remember reading in this
group about an Israeli woman, for a fee, will track down missing relatives. To
contact her, please email me privately (otherwise, this would be considered an
advertisement.) .

Steve Orlen sorlen@email.arizona.edu
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Leslie Weinberg: Polish Research #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Leslie,

Wouldn't it be easier to try to find the son in Israel? I remember reading in this
group about an Israeli woman, for a fee, will track down missing relatives. To
contact her, please email me privately (otherwise, this would be considered an
advertisement.) .

Steve Orlen sorlen@email.arizona.edu
Tucson, AZ


New on the Belarus SIG - 1943 Minsk Ghetto List #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>. Vitaly
extracted the names >from the book 'Judenfrei - Svobodno ot evreyev', History of
Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has the surname,
given name, year of birth, and the number that the name appeared on the list. If
anyone finds one of their relatives on this list, please be sure to share your
success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in Canada
which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly Charny for
the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New on the Belarus SIG - 1943 Minsk Ghetto List #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>. Vitaly
extracted the names >from the book 'Judenfrei - Svobodno ot evreyev', History of
Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has the surname,
given name, year of birth, and the number that the name appeared on the list. If
anyone finds one of their relatives on this list, please be sure to share your
success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in Canada
which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly Charny for
the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


"Holocaust in Belarus" #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The September 2004 update for Yizkor Book Projects indicates that there are
updates for "Holocaust in Belarus" by our SIG member Leonid Smilovitsky and
the yizkor book for Derechin, Belarus.

I would like to publicly thank Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky not only for his
generous permission to allow the translation of his book to be placed on the
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/belarus/belarus.html>, but also his
dedication to researching and recording, and publishing the history of the
Jewish community of Belarus though his holocaust volume as well has his many
articles which appear in the Belarus SIG On Line Newsletter
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm>.

I would also like to thank Irene Newhouse for her leadership as the
coordinator for getting "Holocaust in Belarus" translated into English and
also some of her translators who have already translated the table of
contents and several chapters of the book. I urge everyone to support the
translation of this volume
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> and other
yizkor books for your specific shtetls.

Yizkor books are a very good source to learn how you ancestors lived in the
towns and shtetls of eastern Europe. Most of the books cover not only the
holocaust period, but provide a history of the Jews in a particular shtetl.
There is more to genealogy then just names and dates.

I would also like to thank Kevin Hanit in Canada for heading up the YB
project for Derechin <http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Derechin/Derechin.html
and for his personal translation efforts.
I hope that more of our SIG members will get involved with the Yizkor Book
Project for Belarus shtetls by either volunteering to lead a YB translation
project, translating chapters >from Yizkor books, or donating funds for paid
translators.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus "Holocaust in Belarus" #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The September 2004 update for Yizkor Book Projects indicates that there are
updates for "Holocaust in Belarus" by our SIG member Leonid Smilovitsky and
the yizkor book for Derechin, Belarus.

I would like to publicly thank Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky not only for his
generous permission to allow the translation of his book to be placed on the
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/belarus/belarus.html>, but also his
dedication to researching and recording, and publishing the history of the
Jewish community of Belarus though his holocaust volume as well has his many
articles which appear in the Belarus SIG On Line Newsletter
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm>.

I would also like to thank Irene Newhouse for her leadership as the
coordinator for getting "Holocaust in Belarus" translated into English and
also some of her translators who have already translated the table of
contents and several chapters of the book. I urge everyone to support the
translation of this volume
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> and other
yizkor books for your specific shtetls.

Yizkor books are a very good source to learn how you ancestors lived in the
towns and shtetls of eastern Europe. Most of the books cover not only the
holocaust period, but provide a history of the Jews in a particular shtetl.
There is more to genealogy then just names and dates.

I would also like to thank Kevin Hanit in Canada for heading up the YB
project for Derechin <http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Derechin/Derechin.html
and for his personal translation efforts.
I hope that more of our SIG members will get involved with the Yizkor Book
Project for Belarus shtetls by either volunteering to lead a YB translation
project, translating chapters >from Yizkor books, or donating funds for paid
translators.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


1943 Minsk Ghetto List On Line #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>.
Vitaly extracted the names >from the book =B3Judenfrei =AD Svobodno ot evreyev=B2,
History of Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has
the surname, given name, year of birth, and the number that the name
appeared on the list. If anyone finds one of their relatives on this list,
please be sure to share your success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in
Canada which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly
Charny for the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

Dave
--=20
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1943 Minsk Ghetto List On Line #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>.
Vitaly extracted the names >from the book =B3Judenfrei =AD Svobodno ot evreyev=B2,
History of Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has
the surname, given name, year of birth, and the number that the name
appeared on the list. If anyone finds one of their relatives on this list,
please be sure to share your success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in
Canada which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly
Charny for the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

Dave
--=20
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Ukrainian Translation Help Needed #general

Lisa
 

Dear Group,
I have a copy of 4 old pages in a handwritten Ukrainian script that I need to
have translated into English in order to assist me in my research. I believe that
these pages are documents on Nazi atrocities committed in my grandmother's town.
Is there someone in the group who is fluent in Ukrainian who would be willing to
help me, and at an affordable price?

Many thanks in advance. Please e-mail me privately.

Sincerely,
Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


GOLDMAN(N) Siegfried WW II #general

ASIRAM <info@...>
 

I am looking for my Grandfather Siegfried GOLDMAN(N. He was born 17.April 1887 in
Eibenschuetz (Ivancice) Poland. His wife Berta GOLDMAN(N) was born 26.July 1898.
(Escape to England) Siegfried GOLDMAN(N) was deported October 1937 >from
Vienna/Austria to Nisko.

I have the very great desire to know, what happened with Siegfried GOLDMAN(N),
and if there are still relatives in the USA or Great Britain.

Many thanks in advance for your efforts

Marisa Müller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukrainian Translation Help Needed #general

Lisa
 

Dear Group,
I have a copy of 4 old pages in a handwritten Ukrainian script that I need to
have translated into English in order to assist me in my research. I believe that
these pages are documents on Nazi atrocities committed in my grandmother's town.
Is there someone in the group who is fluent in Ukrainian who would be willing to
help me, and at an affordable price?

Many thanks in advance. Please e-mail me privately.

Sincerely,
Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GOLDMAN(N) Siegfried WW II #general

ASIRAM <info@...>
 

I am looking for my Grandfather Siegfried GOLDMAN(N. He was born 17.April 1887 in
Eibenschuetz (Ivancice) Poland. His wife Berta GOLDMAN(N) was born 26.July 1898.
(Escape to England) Siegfried GOLDMAN(N) was deported October 1937 >from
Vienna/Austria to Nisko.

I have the very great desire to know, what happened with Siegfried GOLDMAN(N),
and if there are still relatives in the USA or Great Britain.

Many thanks in advance for your efforts

Marisa Müller


Re: Sources: A Cautionary Note #general

Mary and Jerry Zahler <jerrymaryk@...>
 

Steve:
I can't caution you enough about the careful use of sources in your
genealogical research. Often an assumption will be contradicted by other
evidence and near relatives are soon reduced merely to fellow lundsmen of an
undetermined relationship.

This has happend to me many times, most particularly over very important
relatives. For instance, I had assumed my grandfather and his three
brothers had arrived via Ellis Island, and even though I could find no more
than 2 similar names >from the same general region--but towns different >from
the one I had been told they came from-- other evidence appeared a year
later that pointed in an entirely different direction. I discovered that
all the brothers and some of their wives had concealed the surname of their
father (my great grandfather). Once I did a sort of potential first names
in the Kolomea JRI-Poland birth indices, I discovered them all in the proper
town, but with a decidedly different father than the surviving children had
ever admitted. With the real name now known, several generations were soon
discovered going back into the 18th century, and as well, most of the
grandparents and in-law familes, too. The name concealment was a real
mystery, albeit with several possible explanations. I discovered that at
least one of the brothers (my great uncle) had certainly known the name of
his father, but purposely misidentified him on his own brother's burial
record.

Without a multiplicity of information >from several sources, I would not have
been able to cross check my assumptions for consistency and accuracy. And if
I hadn't been careful to write down my tentative assumptions about family
connections, I would not have been able to re-examine them and correct my
genealogy. One correct (or incorrect) assumption can have a 10-pin affect
and lead either completely in the wrong direction, or to vast revelations.
The damage caused by false or misleading information can spread to the
entire remaining family members who will then misconstrue their own history.

Also, be careful to openly state alternative possible assumptions in your
research so you clearly understand what remains unknown: this can point you
toward additional research. For instance, I recently came up with a
well-supported, but not fully substantiated theory about the two wives of a
great great uncle, Nussin. Almost solely on the basis of the use of known
family first names passed on to successive generations, I postulated that
both of Nussin's wives had been granddaughters of my great great
grandfather. Given this uncertainy, I've now approached several cousins to
search their brains for additional information so I can confirm this
hypothesis, and have also sent to JRI-Poland for additional brith and death
records.

Remember, easy does it, Steve.

J. Zahler

---
From: Steve Orlen < sorlen@email.arizona.edu >
Dear Cousins,

I've been working on my family tree for years, first by letter & interview,
then on the web. All that time I failed to note sources for the information.
I can't say I'm "paying for" my neglect now - nothing has come back to haunt
me yet - but I wish I had been noting sources all along.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ
---
mailto:sorlen@email.arizona.edu >>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Sources: A Cautionary Note #general

Mary and Jerry Zahler <jerrymaryk@...>
 

Steve:
I can't caution you enough about the careful use of sources in your
genealogical research. Often an assumption will be contradicted by other
evidence and near relatives are soon reduced merely to fellow lundsmen of an
undetermined relationship.

This has happend to me many times, most particularly over very important
relatives. For instance, I had assumed my grandfather and his three
brothers had arrived via Ellis Island, and even though I could find no more
than 2 similar names >from the same general region--but towns different >from
the one I had been told they came from-- other evidence appeared a year
later that pointed in an entirely different direction. I discovered that
all the brothers and some of their wives had concealed the surname of their
father (my great grandfather). Once I did a sort of potential first names
in the Kolomea JRI-Poland birth indices, I discovered them all in the proper
town, but with a decidedly different father than the surviving children had
ever admitted. With the real name now known, several generations were soon
discovered going back into the 18th century, and as well, most of the
grandparents and in-law familes, too. The name concealment was a real
mystery, albeit with several possible explanations. I discovered that at
least one of the brothers (my great uncle) had certainly known the name of
his father, but purposely misidentified him on his own brother's burial
record.

Without a multiplicity of information >from several sources, I would not have
been able to cross check my assumptions for consistency and accuracy. And if
I hadn't been careful to write down my tentative assumptions about family
connections, I would not have been able to re-examine them and correct my
genealogy. One correct (or incorrect) assumption can have a 10-pin affect
and lead either completely in the wrong direction, or to vast revelations.
The damage caused by false or misleading information can spread to the
entire remaining family members who will then misconstrue their own history.

Also, be careful to openly state alternative possible assumptions in your
research so you clearly understand what remains unknown: this can point you
toward additional research. For instance, I recently came up with a
well-supported, but not fully substantiated theory about the two wives of a
great great uncle, Nussin. Almost solely on the basis of the use of known
family first names passed on to successive generations, I postulated that
both of Nussin's wives had been granddaughters of my great great
grandfather. Given this uncertainy, I've now approached several cousins to
search their brains for additional information so I can confirm this
hypothesis, and have also sent to JRI-Poland for additional brith and death
records.

Remember, easy does it, Steve.

J. Zahler

---
From: Steve Orlen < sorlen@email.arizona.edu >
Dear Cousins,

I've been working on my family tree for years, first by letter & interview,
then on the web. All that time I failed to note sources for the information.
I can't say I'm "paying for" my neglect now - nothing has come back to haunt
me yet - but I wish I had been noting sources all along.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ
---
mailto:sorlen@email.arizona.edu >>>


Kozienice #general

Berneman Lazare <lazare.berneman@...>
 

Bonjour and Shana tova to all of you

I am looking for a Doktor Neumann (medecine)He was a officer ? in the german army
The only story i know that he was a great men he saved a lot of people
(Jews ) during the war in the gettho of Kozienice Poland.+/- 1940 1942
I am writting a book on my parents and the town of Kozience.
They told me that he had allways a camera with him so i try to find him or
family to see if they have pictures left over >from this periode +/- 1941/42
My parents remember him taking pictures >from the Chul when hit was burning
He had allways a camera with him i try to see if i can find the pictures for
my book

Lazare Berneman
LAZAREKE >from Kozienice


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kozienice #general

Berneman Lazare <lazare.berneman@...>
 

Bonjour and Shana tova to all of you

I am looking for a Doktor Neumann (medecine)He was a officer ? in the german army
The only story i know that he was a great men he saved a lot of people
(Jews ) during the war in the gettho of Kozienice Poland.+/- 1940 1942
I am writting a book on my parents and the town of Kozience.
They told me that he had allways a camera with him so i try to find him or
family to see if they have pictures left over >from this periode +/- 1941/42
My parents remember him taking pictures >from the Chul when hit was burning
He had allways a camera with him i try to see if i can find the pictures for
my book

Lazare Berneman
LAZAREKE >from Kozienice