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Re: Imprisoned on the Isle of Man: Jewish Refugees Classified as "Enemy Aliens" #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

In response to the posts by Tony Hausner and Andrew Greene on the above
topic, there were Jews who were designated as "enemy aliens" in England
not only during World War II, but also during World War I. I am familiar with
this as my grandfather and many of his relatives and neighbors in
Manchester, England, were sent to the Isle of Man for detention at that time.

They were mainly >from the Drohobycz and Boryslaw, Ukraine, area and
either weren't naturalized or had served in the Austro-Hungarian Army prior
to immigrating to England. In fact, recently, I found a record on
findmypast.com in their "Britain, Enemy Aliens and Internees, First and
Second World Wars Images" database for my grandfather's sister. The
record was a Female Enemy Alien-Exemption >from Internment-Non-Refugee
card.

For those seeking info on this topic the data in findmypast.com is quite
helpful.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The database Ann mentioned is at
http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/britain-enemy-aliens-and-internees-first-and-second-world-wars
(or tinyurl.com/FMP-Britishenemyaliens). It can be searched free, but a
subscription is needed to view original images. Searching by town names
(in the keyword field) brings up many Galitzianers.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Imprisoned on the Isle of Man: Jewish Refugees Classified as "Enemy Aliens" #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

In response to the posts by Tony Hausner and Andrew Greene on the above
topic, there were Jews who were designated as "enemy aliens" in England
not only during World War II, but also during World War I. I am familiar with
this as my grandfather and many of his relatives and neighbors in
Manchester, England, were sent to the Isle of Man for detention at that time.

They were mainly >from the Drohobycz and Boryslaw, Ukraine, area and
either weren't naturalized or had served in the Austro-Hungarian Army prior
to immigrating to England. In fact, recently, I found a record on
findmypast.com in their "Britain, Enemy Aliens and Internees, First and
Second World Wars Images" database for my grandfather's sister. The
record was a Female Enemy Alien-Exemption >from Internment-Non-Refugee
card.

For those seeking info on this topic the data in findmypast.com is quite
helpful.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The database Ann mentioned is at
http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/britain-enemy-aliens-and-internees-first-and-second-world-wars
(or tinyurl.com/FMP-Britishenemyaliens). It can be searched free, but a
subscription is needed to view original images. Searching by town names
(in the keyword field) brings up many Galitzianers.


Do you know these families? #general

Dovie Gelerinter
 

This may be a bit unorthodox of an approach, but I've hit a couple
walls in some research and decided maybe this would help.

Like all of us, I'm trying to learn the family tree and, to that end,
I've connected with many other trees on a separate site. However, I
can see via some other trees that I'm not connected to, that I'm
missing various people and branches. I'm not a member of their trees
so I can't see names or details, but I can see gray boxes indicating
that people exist. I've requested membership to these trees, but it
seems that it's a common practice to put up stuff then walk away from
the site for a handful of years, so these people aren't getting my
messages.

To that end, I figured if I came in here and posted some of the family
names I'm trying to get more details on, perhaps someone among you
would know. I've done much online research of my own and solved many
similar mysteries, but I just can't manage to get these.

Without further ado, if you have the following names in your tree or
know of information regarding them, please reach out.

GELERINTER
SEROTA
TAUBER
SHULMAN
ANKRI
SHEINBERGER
KELLER/KLAHR (never got it clear how to pronounce in English)
GAMLIEL
LEVI
STERN

Rather than clutter up with first names, I figure we could refine once
you contact me if any of these mean anything to you. The bulk of these
people live in Israel >from what I gather.

Thanks!

Dovie Gelerinter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you know these families? #general

Dovie Gelerinter
 

This may be a bit unorthodox of an approach, but I've hit a couple
walls in some research and decided maybe this would help.

Like all of us, I'm trying to learn the family tree and, to that end,
I've connected with many other trees on a separate site. However, I
can see via some other trees that I'm not connected to, that I'm
missing various people and branches. I'm not a member of their trees
so I can't see names or details, but I can see gray boxes indicating
that people exist. I've requested membership to these trees, but it
seems that it's a common practice to put up stuff then walk away from
the site for a handful of years, so these people aren't getting my
messages.

To that end, I figured if I came in here and posted some of the family
names I'm trying to get more details on, perhaps someone among you
would know. I've done much online research of my own and solved many
similar mysteries, but I just can't manage to get these.

Without further ado, if you have the following names in your tree or
know of information regarding them, please reach out.

GELERINTER
SEROTA
TAUBER
SHULMAN
ANKRI
SHEINBERGER
KELLER/KLAHR (never got it clear how to pronounce in English)
GAMLIEL
LEVI
STERN

Rather than clutter up with first names, I figure we could refine once
you contact me if any of these mean anything to you. The bulk of these
people live in Israel >from what I gather.

Thanks!

Dovie Gelerinter


Ship Manifests: Record of Aliens Help for Special Inquiry #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Ship Manifest Researchers,

I have located what I believe is my gg-grandfather Israel GORDON on a ship
manifest for the SS Potsdam >from Rotterdam arriving New York October 12,
1902. The complete manifest is available at EllisIsland.org.

At this point I have a record >from the manifest entitled 'Record of Aliens
Held for Special Inquiry' (RAHSI) with the word 'pauper' written next to
Israel Gordon's name. However, this RAHSI page contains little information
about Israel Gordon compared to what is on the regular ship passenger
manifest pages.

I need to verify if this is the Israel Gordon I am looking for since I
know his age (82) and some other facts (e.g., going to his daughter Goldie)
that I could match up with a normal manifest record.

So, my question is whether it would be worth my while to search the entire
ship passenger manifest for another more typical entry listing Israel Gordon
as a passenger, which entry would include the typically expected data such as
age, occupation, person to meet at destination, etc.

This would take me a long time, especially as I have another similar
RAHSI possibility on the SS Finland >from Antwerp arriving September 3, 1901.

If anyone has been in this situation before, or knows about how the manifest
records were created at that time, please be good enough to explain.

Adam Cherson
NY, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ship Manifests: Record of Aliens Help for Special Inquiry #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Ship Manifest Researchers,

I have located what I believe is my gg-grandfather Israel GORDON on a ship
manifest for the SS Potsdam >from Rotterdam arriving New York October 12,
1902. The complete manifest is available at EllisIsland.org.

At this point I have a record >from the manifest entitled 'Record of Aliens
Held for Special Inquiry' (RAHSI) with the word 'pauper' written next to
Israel Gordon's name. However, this RAHSI page contains little information
about Israel Gordon compared to what is on the regular ship passenger
manifest pages.

I need to verify if this is the Israel Gordon I am looking for since I
know his age (82) and some other facts (e.g., going to his daughter Goldie)
that I could match up with a normal manifest record.

So, my question is whether it would be worth my while to search the entire
ship passenger manifest for another more typical entry listing Israel Gordon
as a passenger, which entry would include the typically expected data such as
age, occupation, person to meet at destination, etc.

This would take me a long time, especially as I have another similar
RAHSI possibility on the SS Finland >from Antwerp arriving September 3, 1901.

If anyone has been in this situation before, or knows about how the manifest
records were created at that time, please be good enough to explain.

Adam Cherson
NY, NY


DESCHERE or TEIXEIRA from Hamburg #general

Cary
 

I recently found out that I am a DESCHERE descendant >from Hamburg. My 4x
great grandmother Kele DESCHERE died there in 1847. She was the daughter of
Yehuda Loeb DESCHERE, and married to my 4x great grandfather, Levin Heymann
(Yehuda Loeb bar Hayyim) WAGENER.

DESCHERE is a very unusual name and there is speculation that the family
is really TEIXEIRA >from Hamburg. The TEIXEIRA family was Sephardic. If
anyone knows more about DESCHERE or TEIXEIRA >from Hamburg, please contact me.

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DESCHERE or TEIXEIRA from Hamburg #general

Cary
 

I recently found out that I am a DESCHERE descendant >from Hamburg. My 4x
great grandmother Kele DESCHERE died there in 1847. She was the daughter of
Yehuda Loeb DESCHERE, and married to my 4x great grandfather, Levin Heymann
(Yehuda Loeb bar Hayyim) WAGENER.

DESCHERE is a very unusual name and there is speculation that the family
is really TEIXEIRA >from Hamburg. The TEIXEIRA family was Sephardic. If
anyone knows more about DESCHERE or TEIXEIRA >from Hamburg, please contact me.

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA


Re: Imprisoned on the Isle of Man: Jewish Refugees Classified as "Enemy Aliens" #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

In response to the posts by Tony Hausner and Andrew Greene on the above
topic, there were Jews who were designated as "enemy aliens" in England
not only during World War II, but also during World War I. I am
familiar with this as my grandfather and many of his relatives and
neighbors in Manchester, England, were sent to the Isle of Man for
detention at that time.

They were mainly >from the Drohobycz and Boryslaw, Ukraine area and
either weren't naturalized or had served in the Austro-Hungarian Army
prior to immigrating to England. In fact, recently, I found a record
on findmypast.com in their Britain, enemy aliens and internees, First
and Second World Wars Images database for my grandfather's sister.
The record was a Female Enemy Alien-Exemption >from Internment-Non-Refugee
card.

For those seeking info on this topic the data in findmypast.com is quite
helpful.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Imprisoned on the Isle of Man: Jewish Refugees Classified as "Enemy Aliens" #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

In response to the posts by Tony Hausner and Andrew Greene on the above
topic, there were Jews who were designated as "enemy aliens" in England
not only during World War II, but also during World War I. I am
familiar with this as my grandfather and many of his relatives and
neighbors in Manchester, England, were sent to the Isle of Man for
detention at that time.

They were mainly >from the Drohobycz and Boryslaw, Ukraine area and
either weren't naturalized or had served in the Austro-Hungarian Army
prior to immigrating to England. In fact, recently, I found a record
on findmypast.com in their Britain, enemy aliens and internees, First
and Second World Wars Images database for my grandfather's sister.
The record was a Female Enemy Alien-Exemption >from Internment-Non-Refugee
card.

For those seeking info on this topic the data in findmypast.com is quite
helpful.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@...


Re: Binyamina, Israel Old Cemetery: Seeking photographs of family plot #general

Daniel Horowitz
 

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:04 AM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest
wrote:

Subject: Binyamina, Israel Old Cemetery: Seeking photographs of family plot
From: Carol Olmert <colmert2@...>

As a native of San Francisco, I am doing genealogical research on
my Olmert family in Israel. Several family members are buried in a
family plot in Binyamina, Israel. While I have visited the "old"
cemetery, I do not read or speak Hebrew which prevented me from
locating it. I would kindly ask that someone take and email me some
digital photographs of the headstones such that I can translate the
birth and death information into English.
More than 3,000 tombstones have been photographed and are available
to view at BillionGraves
https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Binyamina-Cemetery/183078
[or http://tinyurl.com/hx4d45x - MODERATOR]

Transcription is in the process so very soon you will be able to
search there (in Hebrew) for the Olmert family. After a bit, you
will be able to search (in English also) via MyHeritage:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10147/billiongraves
[or http://tinyurl.com/z25bvx8 - MODERATOR]

This is part of the MyHeritage pro-bono initiative to photograph and
index all cemeteries in Israel
http://blog.myheritage.com/2016/09/were-halfway-to-digitizing-every-cemetery-in-israel/
[or http://tinyurl.com/hdaooyz - MODERATOR]

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Binyamina, Israel Old Cemetery: Seeking photographs of family plot #general

Daniel Horowitz
 

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:04 AM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest
wrote:

Subject: Binyamina, Israel Old Cemetery: Seeking photographs of family plot
From: Carol Olmert <colmert2@...>

As a native of San Francisco, I am doing genealogical research on
my Olmert family in Israel. Several family members are buried in a
family plot in Binyamina, Israel. While I have visited the "old"
cemetery, I do not read or speak Hebrew which prevented me from
locating it. I would kindly ask that someone take and email me some
digital photographs of the headstones such that I can translate the
birth and death information into English.
More than 3,000 tombstones have been photographed and are available
to view at BillionGraves
https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Binyamina-Cemetery/183078
[or http://tinyurl.com/hx4d45x - MODERATOR]

Transcription is in the process so very soon you will be able to
search there (in Hebrew) for the Olmert family. After a bit, you
will be able to search (in English also) via MyHeritage:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10147/billiongraves
[or http://tinyurl.com/z25bvx8 - MODERATOR]

This is part of the MyHeritage pro-bono initiative to photograph and
index all cemeteries in Israel
http://blog.myheritage.com/2016/09/were-halfway-to-digitizing-every-cemetery-in-israel/
[or http://tinyurl.com/hdaooyz - MODERATOR]

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz


Sandy KOUFAX/KOVAC missing link #general

dprice dprice
 

Sandy KOUFAX/KOVAC missing link

My mother made a claim in the 1960's that we are related to 'KOUFAX the
ballplayer'. She was >from Grodno, Belarus.

It was not until this summer, 50 years later that I found out on internet
that Sandy KOUFAX's ancestors were indeed >from Grodno, Belarus (KOUFAX his
step father and BRAUN his biological father).

I also wondered if I had sephardic roots through my grandfather BADASH
of Grodno which is a common arabic surname and sounds Hungarian. Sure enough
KOUFAX is descended >from Hungarian sephardic Jews.

I found out that my connection to the family is through Louis/Layb KOUFAX
who married Bessie/Basya and lived in the Bronx. If I can prove they are
related to Sandy's family then I am related to Sandy.

I also found out on internet that Douglas Allen KASS of Palm Beach,
Florida claims that he has the same grandparents as Sandy. Since Sandy is
a difficult person to contact I would like to contact Doug and ask him
if he is related to Louis and Bessie. I found a phone number but there
is just a recorded message and I did not receive a response.

Can someone please contact Doug and give him my e mail?

David Price,
Toronto, Ontario
dprice@...
Researching KOUFAX/KOVAC of Grodno, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sandy KOUFAX/KOVAC missing link #general

dprice dprice
 

Sandy KOUFAX/KOVAC missing link

My mother made a claim in the 1960's that we are related to 'KOUFAX the
ballplayer'. She was >from Grodno, Belarus.

It was not until this summer, 50 years later that I found out on internet
that Sandy KOUFAX's ancestors were indeed >from Grodno, Belarus (KOUFAX his
step father and BRAUN his biological father).

I also wondered if I had sephardic roots through my grandfather BADASH
of Grodno which is a common arabic surname and sounds Hungarian. Sure enough
KOUFAX is descended >from Hungarian sephardic Jews.

I found out that my connection to the family is through Louis/Layb KOUFAX
who married Bessie/Basya and lived in the Bronx. If I can prove they are
related to Sandy's family then I am related to Sandy.

I also found out on internet that Douglas Allen KASS of Palm Beach,
Florida claims that he has the same grandparents as Sandy. Since Sandy is
a difficult person to contact I would like to contact Doug and ask him
if he is related to Louis and Bessie. I found a phone number but there
is just a recorded message and I did not receive a response.

Can someone please contact Doug and give him my e mail?

David Price,
Toronto, Ontario
dprice@...
Researching KOUFAX/KOVAC of Grodno, Belarus


Re: Hebrew tombstone translation #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you to all of the people who were so generous in volunteering to
translate! You warm my heart,

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew tombstone translation #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you to all of the people who were so generous in volunteering to
translate! You warm my heart,

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

MODERATOR: One way to thank JewishGen and the JewishGen
community - and ensure its continuity - is to make a
donation to JewishGen-erosity. Donations can be made in
honor of a special person, in memory of someone, to
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green bar at the top.


(UK) British Library Finishes First Phase of Digitizing Hebrew Manuscripts #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library has been digitizing the Hebrew Manuscripts collection
for three years and has completed the first phase with 1,300 manuscripts
available to search and view online. The collection spans medieval and
early modern codices, scrolls, charters and more .

The digitized manuscripts may be viewed at the British Library website
located at: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx . It is searchable
by keyword or shelf mark and can be viewed as single pages or in open
book format. A full list of Phase 1 digitized manuscripts is available at:

http://www.bl.uk/hebrew-manuscripts/records-viewer .

As genealogists, our history >from across the world is part of our
interest in history and this collection give us the opportunity to
view these historical documents, for free, >from our homes.

An example of what you may see is the Kaifeng Torah Scroll >from China
1643-1663.

Jews lived in Kaifeng >from as early as the first century CE. The community's
everyday activities incorporated customs unusual for China (such as
abstinence >from pork), as well as traditional Chinese practice (such as
binding of feet). The full scroll may be viewed at:

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_19250
[or http://tinyurl.com/z5v5kgc - MODERATOR]

The digitization project was funded by the Polonsky Foundation.

To read more about this fascinating insight into our history, see
http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2016/09/hebrew-manuscripts-digitisation-project-phase-1-completed.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/gkrj8f2 - MODERATOR]

Thank you to Janice Sellers, VP Programs, San Francisco Bay Area JGS for
sharing the information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) British Library Finishes First Phase of Digitizing Hebrew Manuscripts #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library has been digitizing the Hebrew Manuscripts collection
for three years and has completed the first phase with 1,300 manuscripts
available to search and view online. The collection spans medieval and
early modern codices, scrolls, charters and more .

The digitized manuscripts may be viewed at the British Library website
located at: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx . It is searchable
by keyword or shelf mark and can be viewed as single pages or in open
book format. A full list of Phase 1 digitized manuscripts is available at:

http://www.bl.uk/hebrew-manuscripts/records-viewer .

As genealogists, our history >from across the world is part of our
interest in history and this collection give us the opportunity to
view these historical documents, for free, >from our homes.

An example of what you may see is the Kaifeng Torah Scroll >from China
1643-1663.

Jews lived in Kaifeng >from as early as the first century CE. The community's
everyday activities incorporated customs unusual for China (such as
abstinence >from pork), as well as traditional Chinese practice (such as
binding of feet). The full scroll may be viewed at:

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_19250
[or http://tinyurl.com/z5v5kgc - MODERATOR]

The digitization project was funded by the Polonsky Foundation.

To read more about this fascinating insight into our history, see
http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2016/09/hebrew-manuscripts-digitisation-project-phase-1-completed.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/gkrj8f2 - MODERATOR]

Thank you to Janice Sellers, VP Programs, San Francisco Bay Area JGS for
sharing the information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Kennkarten: Records? #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello Fellow GerSIGers,

I would like to learn more about Kennkarten -- German identity cards.

I have the card numbers (and towns) for my great-aunt Jenny Levi
(geb. Frankenthaler) and her husband Ludwig Levi: Ludwig's is
J0405 Wurzburg. And Jenny's is A00310 Gerolzhofen.

Have copies of such identity cards been kept in the respective archives? And
does anyone know whether these cards have photographs of the person on them
or the person's signature?

As always, thanks in advance!

Liz Hanellin, NYC liz_hanellin@...


German SIG #Germany Kennkarten: Records? #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello Fellow GerSIGers,

I would like to learn more about Kennkarten -- German identity cards.

I have the card numbers (and towns) for my great-aunt Jenny Levi
(geb. Frankenthaler) and her husband Ludwig Levi: Ludwig's is
J0405 Wurzburg. And Jenny's is A00310 Gerolzhofen.

Have copies of such identity cards been kept in the respective archives? And
does anyone know whether these cards have photographs of the person on them
or the person's signature?

As always, thanks in advance!

Liz Hanellin, NYC liz_hanellin@...

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