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seeking fate of half-siblings REIBER/KALTER #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I am searching for the fate of the half-brother and half-sister of a
relative of mine. After all this time, their names have only now become
known, making this search possible. If they are still alive, they would be
about 70-75 years old today. If you have any information that can help in
this search, please let me know. Here is what little we know:

Salomon KALTER (b. 1899, Lancut, Poland) was married first to Regine REIBER.
They had two children, Nellie and Avie or Avic, Nellie a few years older
(judging >from photographs). In 1910, Salomon was living in Lancut, and the
Stadtarchiv Wien indicates that he moved to Wien (Vienna, Austria) around
1913. On 13 Aug 1936, Salomon left Wien for Zagreb, Croatia, and eventually
emigrated to Brazil, where he remarried and had a son, who now lives in
Israel. According to the Stadtarchiv Wien's records, Regine REIBER did not
live in Wien with her husband, but stayed in Poland, though this son's
recollection is that Regine and Nellie and Avie/Avic lived in Wien at the
start of WWII. Obviously, they were in contact at some time after Salomon
moved to Wien. One photograph of the children has the caption March 1936,
Leipzig - this was taken at a photo booth. The latest dated photograph is a
posed portrait of the children dated February 1940. The latest dated
photograph showing their mother Regine REIBER is dated 1936. Her fate is
also unknown. No other places are listed on the photographs.

I am contacting the USHMM and Stadtarchiv Leipzig to see if they have any
information. I must stress that I do not know whether the family lived in
Leipzig, they may have only been passing through.

Thanks very much for your help.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
Washington, D.C. area

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland seeking fate of half-siblings REIBER/KALTER #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I am searching for the fate of the half-brother and half-sister of a
relative of mine. After all this time, their names have only now become
known, making this search possible. If they are still alive, they would be
about 70-75 years old today. If you have any information that can help in
this search, please let me know. Here is what little we know:

Salomon KALTER (b. 1899, Lancut, Poland) was married first to Regine REIBER.
They had two children, Nellie and Avie or Avic, Nellie a few years older
(judging >from photographs). In 1910, Salomon was living in Lancut, and the
Stadtarchiv Wien indicates that he moved to Wien (Vienna, Austria) around
1913. On 13 Aug 1936, Salomon left Wien for Zagreb, Croatia, and eventually
emigrated to Brazil, where he remarried and had a son, who now lives in
Israel. According to the Stadtarchiv Wien's records, Regine REIBER did not
live in Wien with her husband, but stayed in Poland, though this son's
recollection is that Regine and Nellie and Avie/Avic lived in Wien at the
start of WWII. Obviously, they were in contact at some time after Salomon
moved to Wien. One photograph of the children has the caption March 1936,
Leipzig - this was taken at a photo booth. The latest dated photograph is a
posed portrait of the children dated February 1940. The latest dated
photograph showing their mother Regine REIBER is dated 1936. Her fate is
also unknown. No other places are listed on the photographs.

I am contacting the USHMM and Stadtarchiv Leipzig to see if they have any
information. I must stress that I do not know whether the family lived in
Leipzig, they may have only been passing through.

Thanks very much for your help.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
Washington, D.C. area

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society #general

enalibof@...
 

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Next meeting: Sunday, July 11, 1:00 P.M.
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 2nd Floor - Sr. Activitity Room
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla
Program Topic: Naturalization Records as Resource
Presenter: Ellen Naliboff, M.A., volunteer instructor at San Diego Family History
Center.

Non-members $3.00, rebated if you join SDJGS at the first meeting you attend.

Ellen Naliboff
enalibof@netscape.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society #general

enalibof@...
 

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Next meeting: Sunday, July 11, 1:00 P.M.
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 2nd Floor - Sr. Activitity Room
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla
Program Topic: Naturalization Records as Resource
Presenter: Ellen Naliboff, M.A., volunteer instructor at San Diego Family History
Center.

Non-members $3.00, rebated if you join SDJGS at the first meeting you attend.

Ellen Naliboff
enalibof@netscape.net


New member introduction-Surnames VOGEL, ISAAC, LEVI-LEON #unitedkingdom

NICK@...
 

Hi there

I am looking for the forebear of Sir Julius Vogel who came to London in
1810-1820. I think he is Albert/Abraham Julius/Joel [VOGEL], born
about 1760, whose parents may have been Joel Levy [VOGEL] and
Sara [SCHRAGE]. So far, I have found only two children of Joel Levy
and Sara: Rachel [VOGEL] and Levy Joel VOGEL.

Joel Levy [VOGEL] and Sara [SCHRAGE] lived in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, but Sara may have come >from The Hague [Den Haag].
Who were their other children? I have not found Joel Levy [VOGEL] and
Sara [SCHRAGE] in the book "Trouwen in Mokum 1598-1811" although
there is a record 727.9 that could possibly be them.

I have looked at the following sources: the Central Bureau of Genealogy
in The Hague; >from The Hague City Archives; >from Amsterdam City
Archives; >from JewishGen sources; >from the LDS Church [esp Hambro
Synagogue records, film #94667]; >from what Google has been able to
find for me; >from Daniel Conway, London; >from NZ Alexander Turnbull
Library. At The Hague City Archives, one of its staff is helping me
greatly.

Sir Julius VOGEL had one sister Frances [and two brothers who died
young]. Frances was born on 16 Dec 1833 in London and looked after
her mother Mary VOGEL nee CLAYTON and never married. In the
Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London, is the grave of Sir Julius, and at
his feet, the grave of Frances, who died about 1894. >from Daniel
Conway, I got a photo which shows the top part of the stone but not her
details. Can somebody locate that for me, please?

The mother of Sir Julius VOGEL was Phoebe ISAAC, whose mother
was Sophia LEON, whose mother was Golda LEVI.

Any comments will be gratefully acknowledged.

Nick Lambrechtsen, Wellington, New Zealand.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom New member introduction-Surnames VOGEL, ISAAC, LEVI-LEON #unitedkingdom

NICK@...
 

Hi there

I am looking for the forebear of Sir Julius Vogel who came to London in
1810-1820. I think he is Albert/Abraham Julius/Joel [VOGEL], born
about 1760, whose parents may have been Joel Levy [VOGEL] and
Sara [SCHRAGE]. So far, I have found only two children of Joel Levy
and Sara: Rachel [VOGEL] and Levy Joel VOGEL.

Joel Levy [VOGEL] and Sara [SCHRAGE] lived in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, but Sara may have come >from The Hague [Den Haag].
Who were their other children? I have not found Joel Levy [VOGEL] and
Sara [SCHRAGE] in the book "Trouwen in Mokum 1598-1811" although
there is a record 727.9 that could possibly be them.

I have looked at the following sources: the Central Bureau of Genealogy
in The Hague; >from The Hague City Archives; >from Amsterdam City
Archives; >from JewishGen sources; >from the LDS Church [esp Hambro
Synagogue records, film #94667]; >from what Google has been able to
find for me; >from Daniel Conway, London; >from NZ Alexander Turnbull
Library. At The Hague City Archives, one of its staff is helping me
greatly.

Sir Julius VOGEL had one sister Frances [and two brothers who died
young]. Frances was born on 16 Dec 1833 in London and looked after
her mother Mary VOGEL nee CLAYTON and never married. In the
Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London, is the grave of Sir Julius, and at
his feet, the grave of Frances, who died about 1894. >from Daniel
Conway, I got a photo which shows the top part of the stone but not her
details. Can somebody locate that for me, please?

The mother of Sir Julius VOGEL was Phoebe ISAAC, whose mother
was Sophia LEON, whose mother was Golda LEVI.

Any comments will be gratefully acknowledged.

Nick Lambrechtsen, Wellington, New Zealand.


Identify poem? #unitedkingdom

Mark and Tamara Shofron
 

I have come into possession of a needlepoint sampler
that was created by my g-g-grandmother, Hannah KESNER
(later AARONSON), in 1836 when she was 11 years old
(in Chelsea). It includes a quotation >from a poem that
I have not been able to identify. I would appreciate
the help is anyone recognizes it:

"Then let the generous mind
With pity view the erring throng
Approve the good, forgive the wrong
And feel for all mankind."

I would be happy to foward a picture of the sampler to
anyone who might be interested. (Contact me
privately.)

Mark Shofron
Mesa, Arizona
shofron@yahoo.com

Researching:
AARONSON
KESNER
NORDEN
ROTHSCHILD


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Identify poem? #unitedkingdom

Mark and Tamara Shofron
 

I have come into possession of a needlepoint sampler
that was created by my g-g-grandmother, Hannah KESNER
(later AARONSON), in 1836 when she was 11 years old
(in Chelsea). It includes a quotation >from a poem that
I have not been able to identify. I would appreciate
the help is anyone recognizes it:

"Then let the generous mind
With pity view the erring throng
Approve the good, forgive the wrong
And feel for all mankind."

I would be happy to foward a picture of the sampler to
anyone who might be interested. (Contact me
privately.)

Mark Shofron
Mesa, Arizona
shofron@yahoo.com

Researching:
AARONSON
KESNER
NORDEN
ROTHSCHILD


Please send news from Jerusalem Conference #germany

GerSig@...
 

I hope that some GerSig members who are attending the Conference will have
time to let me know about Conference events of interest to GerSig members.
Can someone tell me about the GerSig Luncheon?
Items of likely interest to all GerSig members will be posted to the Forum.

Thanks to all who send news to: gersig@aol.com

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator - (not able to attend)


German SIG #Germany Please send news from Jerusalem Conference #germany

GerSig@...
 

I hope that some GerSig members who are attending the Conference will have
time to let me know about Conference events of interest to GerSig members.
Can someone tell me about the GerSig Luncheon?
Items of likely interest to all GerSig members will be posted to the Forum.

Thanks to all who send news to: gersig@aol.com

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator - (not able to attend)


New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA #lodz #poland

Larry Schenker <lpsca@...>
 

New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK,
ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA

I am a new member, Larry Schenker, >from Los Angeles, California, United
States and I want to thank you for allowing me to join this Research
Group.

I am writing to introduce myself and my research to the other
subscribers. By posting this information to this Research Group, I would
hope to get any help and/or information that might be known about my
ancestry Surnames.

Below is information about the Surnames or any possible derivation of
the Surnames that I am searching for:

. BINENBAUM or any derivation of this Surname
. FORMAN or any derivation of this Surname
. WUBACK or any derivation of this Surname
. ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or any derivation of this Surname
. GERSHKOVNA or any derivation of this Surname

The details follow:

BINENBAUM, Abram Beniaminowich born 1783 in Russian Poland.
According to the 1809 Russian Census he was living in Brest-Litovsk.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Doba born 1777 in Russian Poland. According to the
1809 Russian Census she was living in Brest-Litovsk. Abram & Doba
married circa 1803 in possibly Brest-Litovsk.

FORMAN, Louis born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
WUBACK, Dora born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
Dora & Louis married circa 1850 in Russian Poland
FORMAN, Pesse daughter of Dora & Louis born May 25, 1852 in Russian
Poland

BINENBAUM, Israel Leon born circa 1860 in Russian Poland
Pesse & Israel married circa 1880 in Russian Poland
BINENBAUM, Anshel son of Pesse & Israel born August 15, 1881 in Brisk,
Russia
ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or possibly GERSHKOVNA, Tsiva or Ciwze born circa 1881
in Russian Poland Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel married circa 1902 in possible
Brest-Litovsk, Russia

BINENBAUM, Jackal (my father) first son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
June 8, 1904 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia. He might have had a twin sibling
who died at birth or shortly after birth.

BINENBAUM, Gutman (Gimann) second son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
March 1, 1906 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia.

BINENBAUM, Anshel left his wife (Tsiva or Ciwze), young sons (Jackal)
and (Gimann) and mother (Pesse) in Brest-Litovsk, Russia in March or
April 1906 and traveled to Germany, then onto a port city in either
France, Belgium or The Netherlands. Then Anshel traveled to Liverpool
England (stopping for at least one night in Sheffield - where he had an
older brother living). Then on May 18, 1906 he boarded the vessel S/S
Haverford and arrived in Philadelphia, PA USA on May 28, 1906. Shortly
thereafter he traveled to New York City and in 1910 we find him living
at 29 Ridge Street, New York City, NY USA. This was on the Lower East
Side. Sometime after his arrival in the United States he assumed the
name of Jacob SCHENKER.

In 1911, Tsiva or Ciwze, Jackal, Gimann & Pesse traveled >from Brest-
Litvosk to Antwerp to board the Lapland (Red Star Line) and sailed to
New York City. They arrived on December 12, 1911 and immediately went to
join Anshel BINENBAUM (now called Jacob SCHENKER) at either 32 Attorney
Street or 220 Madison Street, both on the Lower East Side, New York
City, NY USA.

Larry Schenker (Binenbaum)
OWNER/MODERATOR Yahoo! brest_belarus Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Researching - BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA
E-mail: lpsca@earthlink.net


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA #lodz #poland

Larry Schenker <lpsca@...>
 

New Member Introduction - Surnames BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK,
ABRAM-ICKOWNA, GERSHKOVNA

I am a new member, Larry Schenker, >from Los Angeles, California, United
States and I want to thank you for allowing me to join this Research
Group.

I am writing to introduce myself and my research to the other
subscribers. By posting this information to this Research Group, I would
hope to get any help and/or information that might be known about my
ancestry Surnames.

Below is information about the Surnames or any possible derivation of
the Surnames that I am searching for:

. BINENBAUM or any derivation of this Surname
. FORMAN or any derivation of this Surname
. WUBACK or any derivation of this Surname
. ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or any derivation of this Surname
. GERSHKOVNA or any derivation of this Surname

The details follow:

BINENBAUM, Abram Beniaminowich born 1783 in Russian Poland.
According to the 1809 Russian Census he was living in Brest-Litovsk.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Doba born 1777 in Russian Poland. According to the
1809 Russian Census she was living in Brest-Litovsk. Abram & Doba
married circa 1803 in possibly Brest-Litovsk.

FORMAN, Louis born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
WUBACK, Dora born circa 1830 in Russian Poland
Dora & Louis married circa 1850 in Russian Poland
FORMAN, Pesse daughter of Dora & Louis born May 25, 1852 in Russian
Poland

BINENBAUM, Israel Leon born circa 1860 in Russian Poland
Pesse & Israel married circa 1880 in Russian Poland
BINENBAUM, Anshel son of Pesse & Israel born August 15, 1881 in Brisk,
Russia
ABRAHAM-ITSKOVA or possibly GERSHKOVNA, Tsiva or Ciwze born circa 1881
in Russian Poland Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel married circa 1902 in possible
Brest-Litovsk, Russia

BINENBAUM, Jackal (my father) first son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
June 8, 1904 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia. He might have had a twin sibling
who died at birth or shortly after birth.

BINENBAUM, Gutman (Gimann) second son of Tsiva or Ciwze & Anshel born
March 1, 1906 in Brest-Litovsk, Russia.

BINENBAUM, Anshel left his wife (Tsiva or Ciwze), young sons (Jackal)
and (Gimann) and mother (Pesse) in Brest-Litovsk, Russia in March or
April 1906 and traveled to Germany, then onto a port city in either
France, Belgium or The Netherlands. Then Anshel traveled to Liverpool
England (stopping for at least one night in Sheffield - where he had an
older brother living). Then on May 18, 1906 he boarded the vessel S/S
Haverford and arrived in Philadelphia, PA USA on May 28, 1906. Shortly
thereafter he traveled to New York City and in 1910 we find him living
at 29 Ridge Street, New York City, NY USA. This was on the Lower East
Side. Sometime after his arrival in the United States he assumed the
name of Jacob SCHENKER.

In 1911, Tsiva or Ciwze, Jackal, Gimann & Pesse traveled >from Brest-
Litvosk to Antwerp to board the Lapland (Red Star Line) and sailed to
New York City. They arrived on December 12, 1911 and immediately went to
join Anshel BINENBAUM (now called Jacob SCHENKER) at either 32 Attorney
Street or 220 Madison Street, both on the Lower East Side, New York
City, NY USA.

Larry Schenker (Binenbaum)
OWNER/MODERATOR Yahoo! brest_belarus Group
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Researching - BINENBAUM, FORMAN, WUBACK, ABRAM-ICKOWNA
E-mail: lpsca@earthlink.net


Small Russian translation job to complete Shtetl Co-Op Project! #lodz #poland

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

The JRI-Poland Shtetl Co-Op project for Pabianice, near Lodz, has only a
small number of Russian records left to translate.

Is any kind group member willing to translate only 6 index pages (about 20
names per page) ?

Once we do this we will have finished extracting names >from all of the
approx. 2300 records >from 1831 through to 1870.

If you can help or if you would like to know more about this project, then
please contact me at alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au.

Regards

Alan Glixman, Sydney, Australia
Pabianice Shtetl Co-Op Coordinator

Researching in Poland:
GLIKSMAN (Praszka, Pabianice & Warsaw);
ZYLBERSZTEJN (Pabianice & Pilica);
LICHTENSTEIN (Plock); EPSZTAJN (Zarki);
HEYMAN and KON (Praszka & Wielun);
SZTYLLER (Praszka); HONIGSTOCK (Krosno);
and CHAZAN, MONTAG, LAPP, BROKMAN
... and the town OPATOWEK.


June 2004 update for Yizkor Book Project #lodz #poland

Joyce Field
 

In June 2004 the Yizkor Book Project added four new books, two new
entries, and 11 updates. All translations can be accessed >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. New and updated
materials are flagged for easy identification as you scroll through
the long alphabetical index.

New books:

-Opoczno, Poland
-Przedborz, Poland
-Ropczyce, Poland
-Tehran Children: indexed under Miscellaneous, Yaldei Tzion-Derech
Hatlaot shel Yaldei Tehran
,http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tehran/Tehran.html

New entries >from Pinkas HaKehillot

-Inowlodz, Poland: Poland, volume 1
-Kapciamestis, Lithuania: Lithuania

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sambor, Ukraine
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

Please remember that if you want to find if a yizkor book was written
about your ancestral town, you can check that online at the Yizkor
Book Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Another reminder: fundraising yizkor book translation projects are
listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. Your
donations will pay for professional translations of these books.
Supporting these important projects with a tax-deductible donation
will be much appreciated.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Small Russian translation job to complete Shtetl Co-Op Project! #lodz #poland

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

The JRI-Poland Shtetl Co-Op project for Pabianice, near Lodz, has only a
small number of Russian records left to translate.

Is any kind group member willing to translate only 6 index pages (about 20
names per page) ?

Once we do this we will have finished extracting names >from all of the
approx. 2300 records >from 1831 through to 1870.

If you can help or if you would like to know more about this project, then
please contact me at alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au.

Regards

Alan Glixman, Sydney, Australia
Pabianice Shtetl Co-Op Coordinator

Researching in Poland:
GLIKSMAN (Praszka, Pabianice & Warsaw);
ZYLBERSZTEJN (Pabianice & Pilica);
LICHTENSTEIN (Plock); EPSZTAJN (Zarki);
HEYMAN and KON (Praszka & Wielun);
SZTYLLER (Praszka); HONIGSTOCK (Krosno);
and CHAZAN, MONTAG, LAPP, BROKMAN
... and the town OPATOWEK.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland June 2004 update for Yizkor Book Project #lodz #poland

Joyce Field
 

In June 2004 the Yizkor Book Project added four new books, two new
entries, and 11 updates. All translations can be accessed >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. New and updated
materials are flagged for easy identification as you scroll through
the long alphabetical index.

New books:

-Opoczno, Poland
-Przedborz, Poland
-Ropczyce, Poland
-Tehran Children: indexed under Miscellaneous, Yaldei Tzion-Derech
Hatlaot shel Yaldei Tehran
,http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tehran/Tehran.html

New entries >from Pinkas HaKehillot

-Inowlodz, Poland: Poland, volume 1
-Kapciamestis, Lithuania: Lithuania

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sambor, Ukraine
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

Please remember that if you want to find if a yizkor book was written
about your ancestral town, you can check that online at the Yizkor
Book Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Another reminder: fundraising yizkor book translation projects are
listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. Your
donations will pay for professional translations of these books.
Supporting these important projects with a tax-deductible donation
will be much appreciated.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Ahlem Labor Camp #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Researchers,

A very moving and exciting documentary is being produced for the public
television network, PBS. Called "Angel of Ahlem", it is about an American
soldier >from Iowa, Vernon Tott, who helped liberate a labor camp in Ahlem,
just outside Hanover, Germany. By chance, he happened to have a pocket
camera with him, took 18 photographs of the survivors, sent them home, put
them in a shoebox in his basement, and forgot about them for almost 50 years
ago. And then one day he read a notice in a military newsletter asking if
anyone knew the whereabouts of the young soldier who took pictures the day
Ahlem was liberated. He realized he was the one, located the photographs,
and contacted the Jewish survivor who had written the letter. It turns out
all the Jews at Ahlem were >from Lodz, Poland. They had been in the Lodz
Ghetto, deported to Auschwitz, and >from there to the labor camp in Hanover,
Germany. This ex-soldier, almost 80 years old and in failing health, has
made it his life's mission to locate as many survivors as possible, share
with them the photos he made, and lecture school children on the horrors of
the Holocaust. This past November he was honored at the National Holocaust
Museum. He traveled to Hanover recently for a ceremony honoring him and a
number of the survivors. The crew was there to film the events, and then on
May 6 left for Lodz for two days to film the ghetto area, Jewish cemetery,
and other aspects of Jewish life in the Lodz area. They plan to attend the
Commemoration of the Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto at the end of August
with some survivors and trace their roots.

These photos have been put on a website in the hopes that you will be able
to identify the people in the pictures. Please take a look at
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album/default.asp. To learn
more about this story, do an internet search on Ahlem Labor Camp.

If you know of anyone who might have also been in this labor camp, please
share the photographs with him.

Thank you!
Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Lodz #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Lodz Area Researchers,

For information about all the events planned for the commemoration, go to
http://www.ghetto.lodz.pl/ghetto/index2.php
Click on the flag in the upper right-hand corner for the English version.
If you attend the 60th Anniversary Commemoration, please tell us all about
it and share your impressions.

Thanks.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Ahlem Labor Camp #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Researchers,

A very moving and exciting documentary is being produced for the public
television network, PBS. Called "Angel of Ahlem", it is about an American
soldier >from Iowa, Vernon Tott, who helped liberate a labor camp in Ahlem,
just outside Hanover, Germany. By chance, he happened to have a pocket
camera with him, took 18 photographs of the survivors, sent them home, put
them in a shoebox in his basement, and forgot about them for almost 50 years
ago. And then one day he read a notice in a military newsletter asking if
anyone knew the whereabouts of the young soldier who took pictures the day
Ahlem was liberated. He realized he was the one, located the photographs,
and contacted the Jewish survivor who had written the letter. It turns out
all the Jews at Ahlem were >from Lodz, Poland. They had been in the Lodz
Ghetto, deported to Auschwitz, and >from there to the labor camp in Hanover,
Germany. This ex-soldier, almost 80 years old and in failing health, has
made it his life's mission to locate as many survivors as possible, share
with them the photos he made, and lecture school children on the horrors of
the Holocaust. This past November he was honored at the National Holocaust
Museum. He traveled to Hanover recently for a ceremony honoring him and a
number of the survivors. The crew was there to film the events, and then on
May 6 left for Lodz for two days to film the ghetto area, Jewish cemetery,
and other aspects of Jewish life in the Lodz area. They plan to attend the
Commemoration of the Liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto at the end of August
with some survivors and trace their roots.

These photos have been put on a website in the hopes that you will be able
to identify the people in the pictures. Please take a look at
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/documentary/prod/Ahlem/album/default.asp. To learn
more about this story, do an internet search on Ahlem Labor Camp.

If you know of anyone who might have also been in this labor camp, please
share the photographs with him.

Thank you!
Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Lodz #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Lodz Area Researchers,

For information about all the events planned for the commemoration, go to
http://www.ghetto.lodz.pl/ghetto/index2.php
Click on the flag in the upper right-hand corner for the English version.
If you attend the 60th Anniversary Commemoration, please tell us all about
it and share your impressions.

Thanks.

Roni

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jri-poland.org