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Confiscated Art Heirs Search #general

Thekla1
 

Olga Freund Hoppe and Berta Freund Sieben lived in Chicago in 1949
according to documents. Their addresses were **** Winthrop Avenue and
**** West 28th Street.

I have been told that these two women and/or their families could recover
art work presently held in the Czech Republic; however, if these heirs are
not found by the end of the year 2001, this art work will be nationalized.

I have no personal interest in this effort. The reason that I am searching
for them is because I have had so much help in my efforts to recover
confiscated art belonging to my family and I have been successful;
therefore, I feel a strong responsibility to assist others if I can.

Please search your records and let me know if you could provide any useful
information.

Sincerely,

Thekla Stein Nordwind


Re: Holland America Line film #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

"Mimi Katz" <geveretk@core.com> wrote:

I've searched the LDS online catalogue and can't find the
index for the Holland American Line passengers.
Would anyone happen to know the film number?
The Holland America Line (HAL) passenger registers and indexes
are on over 1,000 microfiche.

For the LDS catalog numbers of these microfiche, and detailed
information about the Holland America Line passenger registers
and indexes, see the JewishGen InfoFiles at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Immigration >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Spanish translation assistance #general

encore <encore@...>
 

I would appreciate assistance with a translation of a three line email
in Spanish regarding a posting in the JGFF.
Please respond to privately to:

encore@epconline.com
Thanks.

Neil Stein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Confiscated Art Heirs Search #general

Thekla1
 

Olga Freund Hoppe and Berta Freund Sieben lived in Chicago in 1949
according to documents. Their addresses were **** Winthrop Avenue and
**** West 28th Street.

I have been told that these two women and/or their families could recover
art work presently held in the Czech Republic; however, if these heirs are
not found by the end of the year 2001, this art work will be nationalized.

I have no personal interest in this effort. The reason that I am searching
for them is because I have had so much help in my efforts to recover
confiscated art belonging to my family and I have been successful;
therefore, I feel a strong responsibility to assist others if I can.

Please search your records and let me know if you could provide any useful
information.

Sincerely,

Thekla Stein Nordwind


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Holland America Line film #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

"Mimi Katz" <geveretk@core.com> wrote:

I've searched the LDS online catalogue and can't find the
index for the Holland American Line passengers.
Would anyone happen to know the film number?
The Holland America Line (HAL) passenger registers and indexes
are on over 1,000 microfiche.

For the LDS catalog numbers of these microfiche, and detailed
information about the Holland America Line passenger registers
and indexes, see the JewishGen InfoFiles at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Immigration >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spanish translation assistance #general

encore <encore@...>
 

I would appreciate assistance with a translation of a three line email
in Spanish regarding a posting in the JGFF.
Please respond to privately to:

encore@epconline.com
Thanks.

Neil Stein


Courland / Riga #latvia #courland

POEDEZARRAGA@...
 

Hi:

I am reading and reading and cannot believe my eyes, being a litwak myself
and in addition to that a kurland I cannot see a single kurland in the mail
only >from Riga which not Kurland or Courland it's Latvia and never was
Kurland. I understand that it's good to be a Courlandian still Riga is
outside the borders of Kurland and even now in Latvia this region is called
Kurzeme which is in a sense in Latvian Kurland. Kurs never lived beyond the
territory outlined beyond current Kurzeme and therefore it's Riga. So if
someone feels that he is >from Kurland being born in Finland because it ends
the same way he is probably has more rights since the Kurs and Finns are
almost like brothers and sister. In 13 century German Teutonic Knights
pouched all kurish tribes out of Kurland since it was very good area for
German resorts and the rest is a history, similar way German Teutonic knights
pushed out original Prussian tribes at the same time in history. So Kurzeme
is a history and now you know why Kurland does not exist as independent state
since the original people of that land do not live there anymore. They were
related to Lithuanians and Latvians and made the same group of languages and
before they were related to Finnish Uygur group of languages afterwards
absorbing Lithuanian and Latvian similarities. Kurland is world famous for
Amber and Courland Sound in Baltics renamed in honor of Kursk Battle in world
war two as Kursk Sound is famous for it's ice free environment throughout the
winter unlike Riga Sound. The main Russian oil terminal which is used for
shipping Russian oil to foreign countries is located in the town of Ventspils
were my grandmother Fiega Aronowitz was born in 1885 and lived until 1896 for
Vilna the birthplace of her father with her two sisters and mother and
father. She lived in Vilna until 1906-07 when she met my grandfather in
Minsk, Belarus and married there. She professionally worked in her business
until Bolshevik revolution and later continued to work out of her house until
World War Two. Living her eldest daughter with three grandsons and her
husband behind she evacuated to Ufa, Urals during world war two and spent
there all war. After the war she returned to Minsk with my mother and my
brother she found out that all three grandchildren had been killed by Germans
two in gas vans(gassed) and one shot by firing squad. My grandfather together
with my aunt was killed in gas van(gassed).After this she lived in Minsk
until I was born in 1952 after my birth she spent remaining years of her life
educating me in Kurische traditions. I was named Boris after my late dead
grandfather Berk Kaufman. So I feel being kurlandische not only by my roots
but by my kurische education. Not to many people can claim this. That is why
I know the difference being born in Riga or anywhere else including Poland.
Same applies to everybody. Enjoy reading this material, Bye.

*** Please sign messages. Thanks - Moderator ***


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Courland / Riga #latvia #courland

POEDEZARRAGA@...
 

Hi:

I am reading and reading and cannot believe my eyes, being a litwak myself
and in addition to that a kurland I cannot see a single kurland in the mail
only >from Riga which not Kurland or Courland it's Latvia and never was
Kurland. I understand that it's good to be a Courlandian still Riga is
outside the borders of Kurland and even now in Latvia this region is called
Kurzeme which is in a sense in Latvian Kurland. Kurs never lived beyond the
territory outlined beyond current Kurzeme and therefore it's Riga. So if
someone feels that he is >from Kurland being born in Finland because it ends
the same way he is probably has more rights since the Kurs and Finns are
almost like brothers and sister. In 13 century German Teutonic Knights
pouched all kurish tribes out of Kurland since it was very good area for
German resorts and the rest is a history, similar way German Teutonic knights
pushed out original Prussian tribes at the same time in history. So Kurzeme
is a history and now you know why Kurland does not exist as independent state
since the original people of that land do not live there anymore. They were
related to Lithuanians and Latvians and made the same group of languages and
before they were related to Finnish Uygur group of languages afterwards
absorbing Lithuanian and Latvian similarities. Kurland is world famous for
Amber and Courland Sound in Baltics renamed in honor of Kursk Battle in world
war two as Kursk Sound is famous for it's ice free environment throughout the
winter unlike Riga Sound. The main Russian oil terminal which is used for
shipping Russian oil to foreign countries is located in the town of Ventspils
were my grandmother Fiega Aronowitz was born in 1885 and lived until 1896 for
Vilna the birthplace of her father with her two sisters and mother and
father. She lived in Vilna until 1906-07 when she met my grandfather in
Minsk, Belarus and married there. She professionally worked in her business
until Bolshevik revolution and later continued to work out of her house until
World War Two. Living her eldest daughter with three grandsons and her
husband behind she evacuated to Ufa, Urals during world war two and spent
there all war. After the war she returned to Minsk with my mother and my
brother she found out that all three grandchildren had been killed by Germans
two in gas vans(gassed) and one shot by firing squad. My grandfather together
with my aunt was killed in gas van(gassed).After this she lived in Minsk
until I was born in 1952 after my birth she spent remaining years of her life
educating me in Kurische traditions. I was named Boris after my late dead
grandfather Berk Kaufman. So I feel being kurlandische not only by my roots
but by my kurische education. Not to many people can claim this. That is why
I know the difference being born in Riga or anywhere else including Poland.
Same applies to everybody. Enjoy reading this material, Bye.

*** Please sign messages. Thanks - Moderator ***


Surname changess #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Subject: surnames

From: roseron <roseron@shani.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000

The Lithuanian Names Project has stimulated my interest in Jewiish
Lithuanian family surnames. . When processesing the project name
submission forms, and also when reading Litvaksig, I have come accross
numerous surname changes As we know, this occurs for a number of
reasons ranging >from dodging the draft to immigration.

I would like to put a call out asking for the following
information -


1) town of origin,

2) original surname

3) surname change

4) place
where the change took place eg. country, port of entry

5) approximate
year

6) any other information regarding the name change

Please could you put this call out for me.

The information can be sent to me privately - Rose Lerer Cohen
roseron@shani.net
and I will enter the information onto a database which I will share with
you in the future.

Thank you very much for your help
Looking forward to hearing >from you

rose
Rose Lerer Cohen
Co-ordinator Lithuanian Names Project-

--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Surname changess #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Subject: surnames

From: roseron <roseron@shani.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000

The Lithuanian Names Project has stimulated my interest in Jewiish
Lithuanian family surnames. . When processesing the project name
submission forms, and also when reading Litvaksig, I have come accross
numerous surname changes As we know, this occurs for a number of
reasons ranging >from dodging the draft to immigration.

I would like to put a call out asking for the following
information -


1) town of origin,

2) original surname

3) surname change

4) place
where the change took place eg. country, port of entry

5) approximate
year

6) any other information regarding the name change

Please could you put this call out for me.

The information can be sent to me privately - Rose Lerer Cohen
roseron@shani.net
and I will enter the information onto a database which I will share with
you in the future.

Thank you very much for your help
Looking forward to hearing >from you

rose
Rose Lerer Cohen
Co-ordinator Lithuanian Names Project-

--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


Settlers #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Hello all >from Sunny South Africa, I have started a club called
Settlers which deals with the Settlers >from different countries
to South Africa >from the 1700s into the early 1900s. If anyone
is interested, please send me questions and I will try my level
best to find information at hand. I am lucky enough to work at
the local university so I have free access to the libraries and
have managed to collect a fair amount of research myself. I
would also appreciate it if anyone who has information to share
could send it through to my e-mail and I will be happy to pass
it on and also include it on my Web page. Once I have settled
down with the club, I will be sending out a newsletter every two
weeks or so and would love to include snippets of information
that we receive. Judging by the amount of queries I have had,
it seems that this is exactly what we needed in this sunny
country of ours. There are so many people who just need a slight
nudge in the right direction and if I can be of any help, just
say the word.
Marlene Hoar rhoar@global.co.za



PERMISSION TO REPRINT articles >from ROOTSWEB REVIEW is granted
unless specifically stated otherwise, PROVIDED: (1) the reprint
is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the
following notice appears at the end of the article:
Written by [author's name, e-mail address, and URL, if
given]. Previously published by RootsWeb.com, Inc., RootsWeb
Review: RootsWeb's Genealogy News, Vol. 3, No. 43, 25 October
2000. RootsWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/
--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Settlers #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Hello all >from Sunny South Africa, I have started a club called
Settlers which deals with the Settlers >from different countries
to South Africa >from the 1700s into the early 1900s. If anyone
is interested, please send me questions and I will try my level
best to find information at hand. I am lucky enough to work at
the local university so I have free access to the libraries and
have managed to collect a fair amount of research myself. I
would also appreciate it if anyone who has information to share
could send it through to my e-mail and I will be happy to pass
it on and also include it on my Web page. Once I have settled
down with the club, I will be sending out a newsletter every two
weeks or so and would love to include snippets of information
that we receive. Judging by the amount of queries I have had,
it seems that this is exactly what we needed in this sunny
country of ours. There are so many people who just need a slight
nudge in the right direction and if I can be of any help, just
say the word.
Marlene Hoar rhoar@global.co.za



PERMISSION TO REPRINT articles >from ROOTSWEB REVIEW is granted
unless specifically stated otherwise, PROVIDED: (1) the reprint
is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the
following notice appears at the end of the article:
Written by [author's name, e-mail address, and URL, if
given]. Previously published by RootsWeb.com, Inc., RootsWeb
Review: RootsWeb's Genealogy News, Vol. 3, No. 43, 25 October
2000. RootsWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/
--
Dr Saul Issroff
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001.htm
info.london2001@talk21.com


Fischer Family - Szatmar Hungary - Elizabeth, NJ #hungary

TBanyai78@...
 

Dear JewishGenners,

Here is part of my family tree:

William (a/k/a Willie/Bill) m. Helen Goldfield 1929 (dec'd. @41 yrs.)
m. Elvira Ehrenkranz (dec'd. @91
yrs. in NM)

Son: Martin Fischer (recently found )

Here are the branches of the tree I'm searching for (they are William
Fischer's siblings):

Irene (Fischer) Duchin - Children: Eugene, Les and Millicent

Erna (Fischer) Friedman - Children: Jerry and Carole

Louis Fischer - Children: Janet (divorced and remarried) and Marilyn
(Fischer) Savarin)

Alex Fischer - Children: Blanche and Evelyn

I am also looking for a Leonard Goodman, last address Santa Ana, CA who
is/was an engineer and his sister Judy, last address NY (surname unknown).

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Jayne Cartier
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Hungary SIG #Hungary Fischer Family - Szatmar Hungary - Elizabeth, NJ #hungary

TBanyai78@...
 

Dear JewishGenners,

Here is part of my family tree:

William (a/k/a Willie/Bill) m. Helen Goldfield 1929 (dec'd. @41 yrs.)
m. Elvira Ehrenkranz (dec'd. @91
yrs. in NM)

Son: Martin Fischer (recently found )

Here are the branches of the tree I'm searching for (they are William
Fischer's siblings):

Irene (Fischer) Duchin - Children: Eugene, Les and Millicent

Erna (Fischer) Friedman - Children: Jerry and Carole

Louis Fischer - Children: Janet (divorced and remarried) and Marilyn
(Fischer) Savarin)

Alex Fischer - Children: Blanche and Evelyn

I am also looking for a Leonard Goodman, last address Santa Ana, CA who
is/was an engineer and his sister Judy, last address NY (surname unknown).

Please reply privately. Thank you.

Jayne Cartier
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Cincinnati Newspapers Circa 1908-10 #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if there were other newspapers in Cincinnati around 1910
besides the Inquirer? I'm trying to find an obituary for my great great
uncle, Sigmond RAGOWSKY. I have one >from the Inquirer and am trying to find
one with more genealogical information.

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cincinnati Newspapers Circa 1908-10 #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if there were other newspapers in Cincinnati around 1910
besides the Inquirer? I'm trying to find an obituary for my great great
uncle, Sigmond RAGOWSKY. I have one >from the Inquirer and am trying to find
one with more genealogical information.

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins


Defunct Synagogue Records #general

Hafcjf@...
 

Hi! Perhaps someone can help with a sticky situation. My friend is
engaged to a man who comes >from an Orthodox family. His family claims
that she's not Jewish. Rather than have him stand up to his family and
create a controversy, she'd like to see if it's possible to find records
to document her mother's conversion.

Here's the situation. My friend's mother (now deceased) converted when she
married a Jewish man, back in the early 1930s. Later, when he turned out
to be infertile, he couldn't handle it and began running around and they
were divorced. (I don't know if this included a religious divorce.)

My friend's mother later remarried a non-religious, non-Jewish man. My
friend was raised as a Christian. She discovered a photo of her mother's
first husband and his family wearing tallis and yamalkes (sp?) and was
then told that her mother converted. Whenever they rode past a particular
neighborhood in Miami, her mother would point out the street that the
small synagogue where she'd been married and converted stood. However, by
the 1950s, this was no longer a synagogue but was used as a church for
recent Cuban emigrees. She has no idea of the name of the shul.

When my friend grew up she married a Jewish man. Though they were not
particularly observant, their son was bar mitzvahed and they celebrated
some holidays.

Is there anyway to locate records >from a defunct synagogue so that she can
avoid a confrontation with her new in-laws? How would she go about this?

Thanks,

Cathy J. Flamholtz
hafcjf@aol.com


Re: Rovna Poland or Russia #general

Marla Waltman Daschko <waltman@...>
 

In response to a question as to why place names are changing >from 'o'
endings to other endings such as 'i' Alexander Sharon wrote:

There is no one to blame in particular. Russian, Polish and Ukrainian
(and Belarussian, and Slovak) are quite separate Slavic languages with
their own historical socioeconomical and any other type of the
development.
He is correct. But the reason for this change is because of the
political changes that have been sweeping over the former USSR.
Countries that have been dominated for centuries by Russia are now
reclaiming their own languages and their own pronunciation of the place
names within their boundaries.

So, for example, Lvov (Russian) is now L'viv (Ukrainian), Kiev (Russian)
is now Kyiv (Ukrainian), and Rovno (Russian)is now Rivne (Ukrainian).
The same thing has happened in Poland and other eastern European
countries.

Therefore, just as we learned to call stop saying 'Peking' and pronounce
the city as 'Beijing' we will need to recognize the 'new' and proper
placenames in Ukraine, Poland, etc.

Marla Waltman Daschko
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
waltman@fox.nstn.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Defunct Synagogue Records #general

Hafcjf@...
 

Hi! Perhaps someone can help with a sticky situation. My friend is
engaged to a man who comes >from an Orthodox family. His family claims
that she's not Jewish. Rather than have him stand up to his family and
create a controversy, she'd like to see if it's possible to find records
to document her mother's conversion.

Here's the situation. My friend's mother (now deceased) converted when she
married a Jewish man, back in the early 1930s. Later, when he turned out
to be infertile, he couldn't handle it and began running around and they
were divorced. (I don't know if this included a religious divorce.)

My friend's mother later remarried a non-religious, non-Jewish man. My
friend was raised as a Christian. She discovered a photo of her mother's
first husband and his family wearing tallis and yamalkes (sp?) and was
then told that her mother converted. Whenever they rode past a particular
neighborhood in Miami, her mother would point out the street that the
small synagogue where she'd been married and converted stood. However, by
the 1950s, this was no longer a synagogue but was used as a church for
recent Cuban emigrees. She has no idea of the name of the shul.

When my friend grew up she married a Jewish man. Though they were not
particularly observant, their son was bar mitzvahed and they celebrated
some holidays.

Is there anyway to locate records >from a defunct synagogue so that she can
avoid a confrontation with her new in-laws? How would she go about this?

Thanks,

Cathy J. Flamholtz
hafcjf@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rovna Poland or Russia #general

Marla Waltman Daschko <waltman@...>
 

In response to a question as to why place names are changing >from 'o'
endings to other endings such as 'i' Alexander Sharon wrote:

There is no one to blame in particular. Russian, Polish and Ukrainian
(and Belarussian, and Slovak) are quite separate Slavic languages with
their own historical socioeconomical and any other type of the
development.
He is correct. But the reason for this change is because of the
political changes that have been sweeping over the former USSR.
Countries that have been dominated for centuries by Russia are now
reclaiming their own languages and their own pronunciation of the place
names within their boundaries.

So, for example, Lvov (Russian) is now L'viv (Ukrainian), Kiev (Russian)
is now Kyiv (Ukrainian), and Rovno (Russian)is now Rivne (Ukrainian).
The same thing has happened in Poland and other eastern European
countries.

Therefore, just as we learned to call stop saying 'Peking' and pronounce
the city as 'Beijing' we will need to recognize the 'new' and proper
placenames in Ukraine, Poland, etc.

Marla Waltman Daschko
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
waltman@fox.nstn.ca