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Lichtenstern, Ostrava-Vienna-Haifa #austria-czech

meretz
 

Jurgen Schwiening asked: Is anybody researching Victor LICHTENSTERN >from
Mahrisch-Ostrau and Vienna or the Loew family >from Buchlovice? I have been
in touch with Jurgen and received a
bit more information. It is the London-based niece of Victor who is
searching for her family.

It is because of my connection with the Moravian town Mahrisch Ostrau /
Moravska Ostrava (now Ostrava), I was interested in the LICHTENSTERN family.
In order to solve this puzzle, Celia Male (UK) and I have combined forces
and found relevant information relating to the missing branch of the
LICHTENSTERN family.

Viennese Jews were forced to submit asset declarations in 1938. The files
are stored in the Austrian Staatsarchiv [Nottendorfergasse] and include many
personal details. Copies of these can be retrieved. Among them there are
declarations of the following:
Lichtenstern, Richard, born 16.08.1875;
Lichtenstern, Victor, born 05.10.1873.

The Vienna Meldearchiv [Dept MA8 of the Wiener Stadt und Landesarchiv] had
the following information:
Dr. Richard LICHTENSTERN, born 16.8.1875 in Mahrisch-Ostrau, Jewish,
married, Factory Director, lived 2.9.1919 - 1.11.1938 at 7,
Schottenfeldgasse 37/6, together with his wife Emma, 30 thirty years old and
the children Franz-Gustav, 8 years old and Hertha, 5 years old.
Departed: Palestine.

Franz-Gustav LICHTENSTERN, born 20.8.1911 in Mahrisch-Ostrau, single,
Jewish, university student, lived 26.4.1939 - 23.5.1939 at 18, Hofstattgasse
25/8, before then Concentration Camp Weimar-Buchenwald. Previous address in
Vienna: 7, Schottenfeldgasse 37.
Departed for: "Haifa, Palestine, Hillel st. 43."

Hertha LICHTENSTERN, born 24.4.1914 in Mahrisch-Ostrau, Jewish, single,
student, lived 4.7.1933 - 10.9.1938 at 7, Schottenfeldgasse 37/1/1/7.
Departed for: "Laibach [Ljubliana] Yugoslavia."

The Haifa cemetery shows us the following burials:
Lichtenstern Richard Yitzchak (father Gershon), died 12.12.1953 and
Emma (father Karl), died 16.6.1969 - buried next to each other.
Lichtenstern Franz, (father Yitzchak), died 30.6.1991 and
Tessi, father Otto, died 28.7.1994 - buried next to each other.

Franz & Tessi Lichtenstern's address was - Vitkin 1, Haifa, 4-8254825.

It is clear that Dr. Richard Lichtenstern and his wife Emmi , as well as
their son Franz-Gustav Lichtenstern and his wife Tessi. emigrated to Israel
(Palestine) and survived. They lived and died in Haifa. We have no
information as to possible descendants of Franz and Tessi. They could
have "Hebraisised" their surnames, or perhaps they had only daughters,
who married.

Regretfully, there is no information concerning the fate of Hertha
Lichtenstern, who fled to Yugoslavia.

The father of Richard is Gershon and Ricahrd's son is "Gustav" - this name
was often used in Vienna instead of the Hebrew "Gershon".

Uri Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Lichtenstern, Ostrava-Vienna-Haifa #austria-czech

meretz
 

Jurgen Schwiening asked: Is anybody researching Victor LICHTENSTERN >from
Mahrisch-Ostrau and Vienna or the Loew family >from Buchlovice? I have been
in touch with Jurgen and received a
bit more information. It is the London-based niece of Victor who is
searching for her family.

It is because of my connection with the Moravian town Mahrisch Ostrau /
Moravska Ostrava (now Ostrava), I was interested in the LICHTENSTERN family.
In order to solve this puzzle, Celia Male (UK) and I have combined forces
and found relevant information relating to the missing branch of the
LICHTENSTERN family.

Viennese Jews were forced to submit asset declarations in 1938. The files
are stored in the Austrian Staatsarchiv [Nottendorfergasse] and include many
personal details. Copies of these can be retrieved. Among them there are
declarations of the following:
Lichtenstern, Richard, born 16.08.1875;
Lichtenstern, Victor, born 05.10.1873.

The Vienna Meldearchiv [Dept MA8 of the Wiener Stadt und Landesarchiv] had
the following information:
Dr. Richard LICHTENSTERN, born 16.8.1875 in Mahrisch-Ostrau, Jewish,
married, Factory Director, lived 2.9.1919 - 1.11.1938 at 7,
Schottenfeldgasse 37/6, together with his wife Emma, 30 thirty years old and
the children Franz-Gustav, 8 years old and Hertha, 5 years old.
Departed: Palestine.

Franz-Gustav LICHTENSTERN, born 20.8.1911 in Mahrisch-Ostrau, single,
Jewish, university student, lived 26.4.1939 - 23.5.1939 at 18, Hofstattgasse
25/8, before then Concentration Camp Weimar-Buchenwald. Previous address in
Vienna: 7, Schottenfeldgasse 37.
Departed for: "Haifa, Palestine, Hillel st. 43."

Hertha LICHTENSTERN, born 24.4.1914 in Mahrisch-Ostrau, Jewish, single,
student, lived 4.7.1933 - 10.9.1938 at 7, Schottenfeldgasse 37/1/1/7.
Departed for: "Laibach [Ljubliana] Yugoslavia."

The Haifa cemetery shows us the following burials:
Lichtenstern Richard Yitzchak (father Gershon), died 12.12.1953 and
Emma (father Karl), died 16.6.1969 - buried next to each other.
Lichtenstern Franz, (father Yitzchak), died 30.6.1991 and
Tessi, father Otto, died 28.7.1994 - buried next to each other.

Franz & Tessi Lichtenstern's address was - Vitkin 1, Haifa, 4-8254825.

It is clear that Dr. Richard Lichtenstern and his wife Emmi , as well as
their son Franz-Gustav Lichtenstern and his wife Tessi. emigrated to Israel
(Palestine) and survived. They lived and died in Haifa. We have no
information as to possible descendants of Franz and Tessi. They could
have "Hebraisised" their surnames, or perhaps they had only daughters,
who married.

Regretfully, there is no information concerning the fate of Hertha
Lichtenstern, who fled to Yugoslavia.

The father of Richard is Gershon and Ricahrd's son is "Gustav" - this name
was often used in Vienna instead of the Hebrew "Gershon".

Uri Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Warsaw-Antwerp train travel in 1910-1915 #general

krippens <krippens@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how long it would have taken to travel by train >from
Warsaw to Antwerp in the 1910-1915 timeframe? Are there route tables
(translated into English) that would show what connections were needed
between these two points?

I am also interested to learn what the travel experience would have been
like. Would there have been stopovers? How would food, bathing, and
other personal needs have been handled? What about safety concerns for
women traveling alone? and anything else anyone can tell me would be
most appreciated.

Thank you very much
Karen Jo Rippens

Handler/Gendler and Chankis - Matsiev, Volhnyia, Ukraine (now Lukov,
Ukraine) Zerobnick/Rubin and Muud - Ostrova Lubelski, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Warsaw-Antwerp train travel in 1910-1915 #general

krippens <krippens@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how long it would have taken to travel by train >from
Warsaw to Antwerp in the 1910-1915 timeframe? Are there route tables
(translated into English) that would show what connections were needed
between these two points?

I am also interested to learn what the travel experience would have been
like. Would there have been stopovers? How would food, bathing, and
other personal needs have been handled? What about safety concerns for
women traveling alone? and anything else anyone can tell me would be
most appreciated.

Thank you very much
Karen Jo Rippens

Handler/Gendler and Chankis - Matsiev, Volhnyia, Ukraine (now Lukov,
Ukraine) Zerobnick/Rubin and Muud - Ostrova Lubelski, Poland


interesting article re: DNA study & Ashkenazim #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

I came across an interesting article which contends that 40% of the current
Ashkenazi population are descended >from just four women!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3199788,00.html

Evan Fishman
Cherry Hill, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen interesting article re: DNA study & Ashkenazim #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

I came across an interesting article which contends that 40% of the current
Ashkenazi population are descended >from just four women!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3199788,00.html

Evan Fishman
Cherry Hill, NJ


Re: Isaac=Jonas=Julian? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Like Tom Venetianer [Sao Paulo] I was rather amazed at
Stan Goodman's pronouncement that "{Jonas} although
usually given a Hebrew explanation, is actually
Egyptian."

Tom wrote: "I never saw this name associated with
Egyptian roots, but if this is so, I would very much
like to know how."

Well I would too - I presume Stan means ancient
Egyptian [ie based on hieroglyphic texts?] or perhaps
Coptic or aramaic?
Obviously, Arabic is too late an introduction into the
region to be considered. I will consult my Coptic
friends, just incase.

I belong to an extensive, communicative, Alexandrian
diaspora -although, like Jonas, I have no Egyptian
roots - and as soon as Stan's posting appeared the
emails were flying around the world. We have found no
Egyptian roots, as yet, but are still looking.

My childhood friend Edna consulted her cousin, the
distinguished Professor Marcel Erdal [who is not from
Alexandria] and with his permission I quote:

Yona(h) means 'dove' in Hebrew and there are lots of
animal and bird names in languages. There is of course
the prophet Yona (who was swallowed by a fish), the -s
comes >from Greek inflection (nominative suffix),
Christians having got the New as well as the Old
Testament in Greek, giving Yonas / Jonas. Arabic
Younis is this same name, but Greek Yanni isn't:
Yanni, Greek Yannis in the nominative case, is from
Yohannes, John, which comes >from Hebrew Yohanan, which
means 'God (yo-) has forgiven (= hanan)(him)'....."

So, please, all those ancient Egyptian scholars and
Coptic experts in our midst - enlighten us, if you
can. We may all yet be surprised! That is why we have
a discussion group - to learn.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Isaac=Jonas=Julian? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Like Tom Venetianer [Sao Paulo] I was rather amazed at
Stan Goodman's pronouncement that "{Jonas} although
usually given a Hebrew explanation, is actually
Egyptian."

Tom wrote: "I never saw this name associated with
Egyptian roots, but if this is so, I would very much
like to know how."

Well I would too - I presume Stan means ancient
Egyptian [ie based on hieroglyphic texts?] or perhaps
Coptic or aramaic?
Obviously, Arabic is too late an introduction into the
region to be considered. I will consult my Coptic
friends, just incase.

I belong to an extensive, communicative, Alexandrian
diaspora -although, like Jonas, I have no Egyptian
roots - and as soon as Stan's posting appeared the
emails were flying around the world. We have found no
Egyptian roots, as yet, but are still looking.

My childhood friend Edna consulted her cousin, the
distinguished Professor Marcel Erdal [who is not from
Alexandria] and with his permission I quote:

Yona(h) means 'dove' in Hebrew and there are lots of
animal and bird names in languages. There is of course
the prophet Yona (who was swallowed by a fish), the -s
comes >from Greek inflection (nominative suffix),
Christians having got the New as well as the Old
Testament in Greek, giving Yonas / Jonas. Arabic
Younis is this same name, but Greek Yanni isn't:
Yanni, Greek Yannis in the nominative case, is from
Yohannes, John, which comes >from Hebrew Yohanan, which
means 'God (yo-) has forgiven (= hanan)(him)'....."

So, please, all those ancient Egyptian scholars and
Coptic experts in our midst - enlighten us, if you
can. We may all yet be surprised! That is why we have
a discussion group - to learn.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Isaac=Jonas=Julian ? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 15:49:15 UTC, tom.vene@uol.com.br (Tom Venetianer)
opined:

To my best knowledge, Jonas originated >from the Biblical name JONAH,
the biblical character swallowed by the whale. Much later the name
JONAS shows in the New Testament, deriving >from the Greek IONAS.
I never saw this name associated with Egyptian roots, but is so,
I would very much like to know how.

Regards
Tom
The birthname of the last Egyptian king of the fifth dynasty (24th
century BCE) is usually written "Unas" in English. What I saw in his
cartouche as written on the walls in his tomb at Saqqara is "Yunas". I
do not know why the initial consonant is regularly omitted in English,
but I assure you that it is there in the cartouche.

It is true that anyone named Jona is justified in connecting his name
with the tale of the man in the fish (read the story, it is not a
whale). But there isn't any warrant for thinking that the name was
minted new for that character. In fact, there are several "Hebrew"
names that are actually of Egyption origin. "Moshe" is one: In Hebrew
it would mean "he draws" (>from the water), rather than "he is drawn",
which doesn't match the account in Breshit, and which suggests that
the derivation in the story is a backformation, folk etymology. In
fact, it means "born", and is a common element in Egyptian theophoric
names, beginning with "Ra-", "Ptah-", "Ah-", and names of other
deities. That last one gives us "Amos". Preserved Egyptian literature
is filled with characters bearing the nickname "Mose" or "Messe" (two
syllables in each case).

It may be interesting that the Arabic forms of "Mussa" and "Younis"
are closer to the Egyptian originals that are the Hebrew names.

"Miryam"/"Maryam" is another name of Egyptian origin. The first
element means "Beloved". I do not know what the last, probably
corrupted, element is. But there is an error in gender: for a feminine
name, there should be a "T" after the "Y".

None of this should be surprising. There was a time when Egypt was THE
superpower and THE metropolis dominating the Middle East. People
often give their children names that give them the "prestige" of
connection with the metropolis: I know a man born here in Israel,
named "Robert".

"Yona", meaning "dove" would be in any case a strange name to saddle
an infant boy with. It recalls a song that Johnny Cash used to sing,
about "A Boy Named Sue". For that matter, the folk derivation of
"Miryam"/"Maryam" >from "bitter" is not one that would attract the
average parent to use the name on a defenseless babe, though it
happens to fit well with Christian theology.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Isaac=Jonas=Julian ? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 15:49:15 UTC, tom.vene@uol.com.br (Tom Venetianer)
opined:

To my best knowledge, Jonas originated >from the Biblical name JONAH,
the biblical character swallowed by the whale. Much later the name
JONAS shows in the New Testament, deriving >from the Greek IONAS.
I never saw this name associated with Egyptian roots, but is so,
I would very much like to know how.

Regards
Tom
The birthname of the last Egyptian king of the fifth dynasty (24th
century BCE) is usually written "Unas" in English. What I saw in his
cartouche as written on the walls in his tomb at Saqqara is "Yunas". I
do not know why the initial consonant is regularly omitted in English,
but I assure you that it is there in the cartouche.

It is true that anyone named Jona is justified in connecting his name
with the tale of the man in the fish (read the story, it is not a
whale). But there isn't any warrant for thinking that the name was
minted new for that character. In fact, there are several "Hebrew"
names that are actually of Egyption origin. "Moshe" is one: In Hebrew
it would mean "he draws" (>from the water), rather than "he is drawn",
which doesn't match the account in Breshit, and which suggests that
the derivation in the story is a backformation, folk etymology. In
fact, it means "born", and is a common element in Egyptian theophoric
names, beginning with "Ra-", "Ptah-", "Ah-", and names of other
deities. That last one gives us "Amos". Preserved Egyptian literature
is filled with characters bearing the nickname "Mose" or "Messe" (two
syllables in each case).

It may be interesting that the Arabic forms of "Mussa" and "Younis"
are closer to the Egyptian originals that are the Hebrew names.

"Miryam"/"Maryam" is another name of Egyptian origin. The first
element means "Beloved". I do not know what the last, probably
corrupted, element is. But there is an error in gender: for a feminine
name, there should be a "T" after the "Y".

None of this should be surprising. There was a time when Egypt was THE
superpower and THE metropolis dominating the Middle East. People
often give their children names that give them the "prestige" of
connection with the metropolis: I know a man born here in Israel,
named "Robert".

"Yona", meaning "dove" would be in any case a strange name to saddle
an infant boy with. It recalls a song that Johnny Cash used to sing,
about "A Boy Named Sue". For that matter, the folk derivation of
"Miryam"/"Maryam" >from "bitter" is not one that would attract the
average parent to use the name on a defenseless babe, though it
happens to fit well with Christian theology.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

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Photos in Warshaw #warsaw #poland

bodkier <bodkier@...>
 

I am looking for pictures of MILA 5 and OGRODOWA 59 , where my family
BODKIER worked -chocolate factory Jacor and Ursus and was living in.
Thanks for your answer

Please answer privately: bodkier@vedici.com


Dr Michel BODKIER

Bordeaux-FRANCE


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Photos in Warshaw #warsaw #poland

bodkier <bodkier@...>
 

I am looking for pictures of MILA 5 and OGRODOWA 59 , where my family
BODKIER worked -chocolate factory Jacor and Ursus and was living in.
Thanks for your answer

Please answer privately: bodkier@vedici.com


Dr Michel BODKIER

Bordeaux-FRANCE


Franciszkanska 6 - 10 #warsaw #poland

Bill Celmaster <bill.celmaster@...>
 

In compiling lists of my family members who lived in Warszawa during the mid
1800's, I have found quite a few of them who lived at house number 1809.
This corresponds to street address Franciszkanska 6-10 (the precise street
address on Franciszkanska seems to depend on which source of data I use). I
can identify about 10 different family members who were residents -- with 4
different surnames. Different people resided there at different times over
a 50-year period, and in some cases the relationship was no closer than that
of distant cousin. There were another dozen or so of my relatives that
resided in the near vicinity. There's no other address in Warszawa for which
there is such a large cluster of my relatives.

So I'm wondering whether there might have been something special about that
address (or its neighbors). Was it a huge tenement building? Was it a
religious headquarters? Or does it simply turn out that families clustered
in a single area? Does anyone know?

Thanks
Bill

Researching

CELMAJSTER
AJBESCYZ
LOTHE
CWAJBAUM
BAUMWOL
KLIGER
FLIEGELTAUB


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Franciszkanska 6 - 10 #poland #warsaw

Bill Celmaster <bill.celmaster@...>
 

In compiling lists of my family members who lived in Warszawa during the mid
1800's, I have found quite a few of them who lived at house number 1809.
This corresponds to street address Franciszkanska 6-10 (the precise street
address on Franciszkanska seems to depend on which source of data I use). I
can identify about 10 different family members who were residents -- with 4
different surnames. Different people resided there at different times over
a 50-year period, and in some cases the relationship was no closer than that
of distant cousin. There were another dozen or so of my relatives that
resided in the near vicinity. There's no other address in Warszawa for which
there is such a large cluster of my relatives.

So I'm wondering whether there might have been something special about that
address (or its neighbors). Was it a huge tenement building? Was it a
religious headquarters? Or does it simply turn out that families clustered
in a single area? Does anyone know?

Thanks
Bill

Researching

CELMAJSTER
AJBESCYZ
LOTHE
CWAJBAUM
BAUMWOL
KLIGER
FLIEGELTAUB


burial registry of Romania- FRITSCH #romania

"רוזן
 

Hello,
I hope you can help me.
Searching the cemetery database / burial registry of Romania /
Transilvania (in <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/"JewishGen
Online Worldwide Burial Registry - Transylvania>) for the "FRITSCH"
family members I found 7 entries.
I would like to know if there are more data about them, like a picture
of the tombstone with the name of the father on it?
Also I wonder why the name "BARUCH Izidor" is in this list. What is his
connection to the "FRITSCH" family?
Any help will be appreciated.
Many thanks,

Searching: FRITSCH (Naznafalva, Urmenis, Tirgu Mures, Aiud) FISCHR
(Magyargyermonostor, Urmenis, Tirgu Mures) ABRAHAM (Hatszag, Tirgu
Mures, Sancraiu de Mures) LUSTIG (Jegenye)
MENDEL ( Tirgu Mures, Deva, Sinmiclaus, Blaj) LEJNER (Vulcan, Deva)

Anat Rosen
Israel


Romania SIG #Romania burial registry of Romania- FRITSCH #romania

"רוזן
 

Hello,
I hope you can help me.
Searching the cemetery database / burial registry of Romania /
Transilvania (in <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/"JewishGen
Online Worldwide Burial Registry - Transylvania>) for the "FRITSCH"
family members I found 7 entries.
I would like to know if there are more data about them, like a picture
of the tombstone with the name of the father on it?
Also I wonder why the name "BARUCH Izidor" is in this list. What is his
connection to the "FRITSCH" family?
Any help will be appreciated.
Many thanks,

Searching: FRITSCH (Naznafalva, Urmenis, Tirgu Mures, Aiud) FISCHR
(Magyargyermonostor, Urmenis, Tirgu Mures) ABRAHAM (Hatszag, Tirgu
Mures, Sancraiu de Mures) LUSTIG (Jegenye)
MENDEL ( Tirgu Mures, Deva, Sinmiclaus, Blaj) LEJNER (Vulcan, Deva)

Anat Rosen
Israel


Looking for LEVINSON's #belarus

Vadim Levinzon <vad_levin@...>
 

Hi,
My name is Vadim LEVINZON, I have been trying to
locate my long lost
relatives. My father Hershko (Gershon) LEVINSON had
several brothers
and
sisters. I know for sure that he had at least 2
sisters and 2 brothers.
The family lived in village Osovetz near town of
Drogichin in Poland,
now part of Belorus. Hershko was born around 1916, he
was the youngest
child. Two of Hershko's sisters moved to America
sometime in the 1930's
and I are trying to find their families. I are not
even sure of their
names, I know one was probably named Sheina and one
probably Rivka
(Rebekkah). I know that one married someone by the
name of Joe LEVIN or
LEVY. I think that they might have lived in Chicago.
Hershko
corresponded with the sisters in 1966-1970. I have
some of the photos
they sent him. The photos were taken in Nanjemoy,
Maryland and some in
Savannah, Georgia.

I found some reference to the family in the yizkor
book >from the
region.
All I found there was a death notice about family
members that stayed
in Osovetz. See this page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Drohichyn/dro343.html#levinson


Please visit this site for the detailed information
and photos.
http://levinzon.blogspot.com

I would love any help or advise about how I can best
go about finding
the living family members.

Thanks in advance

Vadim Levinzon
Petah Tikva, Israel
reply to: vad_levin@yahoo.com
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Looking for LEVINSON's #belarus

Vadim Levinzon <vad_levin@...>
 

Hi,
My name is Vadim LEVINZON, I have been trying to
locate my long lost
relatives. My father Hershko (Gershon) LEVINSON had
several brothers
and
sisters. I know for sure that he had at least 2
sisters and 2 brothers.
The family lived in village Osovetz near town of
Drogichin in Poland,
now part of Belorus. Hershko was born around 1916, he
was the youngest
child. Two of Hershko's sisters moved to America
sometime in the 1930's
and I are trying to find their families. I are not
even sure of their
names, I know one was probably named Sheina and one
probably Rivka
(Rebekkah). I know that one married someone by the
name of Joe LEVIN or
LEVY. I think that they might have lived in Chicago.
Hershko
corresponded with the sisters in 1966-1970. I have
some of the photos
they sent him. The photos were taken in Nanjemoy,
Maryland and some in
Savannah, Georgia.

I found some reference to the family in the yizkor
book >from the
region.
All I found there was a death notice about family
members that stayed
in Osovetz. See this page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Drohichyn/dro343.html#levinson


Please visit this site for the detailed information
and photos.
http://levinzon.blogspot.com

I would love any help or advise about how I can best
go about finding
the living family members.

Thanks in advance

Vadim Levinzon
Petah Tikva, Israel
reply to: vad_levin@yahoo.com
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40% Ashkenazim come from Matriarchs #dna

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

A researcher, Dr. Doron Behar at the Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology, has discovered that 40% of Ashkenazic Jews descend from
the same four women.
See: http://tinyurl.com/b985z

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel


DNA Research #DNA 40% Ashkenazim come from Matriarchs #dna

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

A researcher, Dr. Doron Behar at the Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology, has discovered that 40% of Ashkenazic Jews descend from
the same four women.
See: http://tinyurl.com/b985z

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel