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Re: Pollak from Budapest and identification of memorial on Viewmate VM1773 #hungary

Tom Beer <beer_tom@...>
 

I have Pollak relatives in Budapest. They do not seem to be related to
yours. However, what is relevant is that the name
Pollak means >from Poland. One of my relatives "Hungarianised" it to
Lengyel, which means "Polish" in Hungarian.

Sandor Pollak may well have become Sandor Lengyel.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia




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Re: Regina and Rebecca KAHN #hungary

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

Could this be a pronounciation issue? Are there significant regional
dialects in Hungary? (or perhaps I should say, were there at the time
of name adoptions?)

Or could it be related to the original country folks emigrated from?

Chaim Frenkel Brooklyn, NY chaimf@pobox.com

"PP" == Posthumus, Paul <pj.posthumus@bamnve.nl> writes:
PP> Janos Bogardi has a fascinating feature on his website that shows
PP> the prevalence of the most common Hungarian surnames. KAHAN is an
PP> extremely common name in Maramaros and is also found in Bereg and
PP> other nearby counties. KAHN and KOHN, the surname of one of my
PP> paternal great-grandmother's are surnames that doesn't occur in
PP> Maramaros and other northeastern megye but are very prevalent in
PP> Pest and are also found in Sopron, where Regina's husband lived.
PP> Check out the map at
PP> <http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=Kahn> which is
PP> based on the occurrence of names in a late 19th century business
PP> directory.

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Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Pollak from Budapest and identification of memorial on Viewmate VM1773 #hungary

Tom Beer <beer_tom@...>
 

I have Pollak relatives in Budapest. They do not seem to be related to
yours. However, what is relevant is that the name
Pollak means >from Poland. One of my relatives "Hungarianised" it to
Lengyel, which means "Polish" in Hungarian.

Sandor Pollak may well have become Sandor Lengyel.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia




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Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Regina and Rebecca KAHN #hungary

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

Could this be a pronounciation issue? Are there significant regional
dialects in Hungary? (or perhaps I should say, were there at the time
of name adoptions?)

Or could it be related to the original country folks emigrated from?

Chaim Frenkel Brooklyn, NY chaimf@pobox.com

"PP" == Posthumus, Paul <pj.posthumus@bamnve.nl> writes:
PP> Janos Bogardi has a fascinating feature on his website that shows
PP> the prevalence of the most common Hungarian surnames. KAHAN is an
PP> extremely common name in Maramaros and is also found in Bereg and
PP> other nearby counties. KAHN and KOHN, the surname of one of my
PP> paternal great-grandmother's are surnames that doesn't occur in
PP> Maramaros and other northeastern megye but are very prevalent in
PP> Pest and are also found in Sopron, where Regina's husband lived.
PP> Check out the map at
PP> <http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=Kahn> which is
PP> based on the occurrence of names in a late 19th century business
PP> directory.

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chaimf@pobox.com +1-718-236-0183


Re: REINES #rabbinic

AryeDon@aol.com
 

On 2002.09.11,"Feinberg, Jeff" <feinberg@ou.org> writes:

I would like some information on the name REINES.
My great grandfather >from Kaminetz Litovsk was R. Yosef REINES
FANABERJA. Is REINES a title, or a link to another family?
Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines (1839-1915) was a Lithuanian rabbi and one
of the founders of the Mizrachi movement. As a member of the Chibat
Zion movement,0 Rabbi Reines joined Rabbi Samuel Mohilever in
proposing settlement in Israel which combined Torah study with
physical labor.

Rabbi Reines's importance rests not only with the fact that he
established Mizrachi "the Religious Zionist Movement" but also in
that many of his ideas which were written in various publications,
became the cornerstone to the Mizrachi movement and have become
realities. - World Zionist Movement

As for Rabbi Yosef Reines, I have not come across that name.

Arye Gordon
Los Angeles


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: REINES #rabbinic

AryeDon@aol.com
 

On 2002.09.11,"Feinberg, Jeff" <feinberg@ou.org> writes:

I would like some information on the name REINES.
My great grandfather >from Kaminetz Litovsk was R. Yosef REINES
FANABERJA. Is REINES a title, or a link to another family?
Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines (1839-1915) was a Lithuanian rabbi and one
of the founders of the Mizrachi movement. As a member of the Chibat
Zion movement,0 Rabbi Reines joined Rabbi Samuel Mohilever in
proposing settlement in Israel which combined Torah study with
physical labor.

Rabbi Reines's importance rests not only with the fact that he
established Mizrachi "the Religious Zionist Movement" but also in
that many of his ideas which were written in various publications,
became the cornerstone to the Mizrachi movement and have become
realities. - World Zionist Movement

As for Rabbi Yosef Reines, I have not come across that name.

Arye Gordon
Los Angeles


SIG page Latvia new addtions #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG page has two new buttons. The first is called "shtetl
memories" and we have a memoir by Rita Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian
State Historical Archives) She went back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother
who is a Holocaust survivor and then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia SIG page Latvia new addtions #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG page has two new buttons. The first is called "shtetl
memories" and we have a memoir by Rita Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian
State Historical Archives) She went back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother
who is a Holocaust survivor and then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Memoirs of Riga and Liepaja #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Shtetl memories and Book Reviews are two new buttons on the Latvia SIG page.
The first is called "shtetl memories" and we have a memoir by Rita
Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian State Historical Archives) She went
back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother who is a Holocaust survivor and
then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

landaudav@...
 

The late Sydney Walt served for many years as the Chairman of the Herzlia day
school in Cape Town. If you contact the Herzlia school in Cape Town - they
have a web site, I am sure they can tell you more. In addition, one of
Sydney's sons, Harold Walt lives in Los Angeles. The Old Herzlian Alumni
group can probably give you his contact information.

Good luck,
David Landau


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Memoirs of Riga and Liepaja #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Shtetl memories and Book Reviews are two new buttons on the Latvia SIG page.
The first is called "shtetl memories" and we have a memoir by Rita
Bogdanova. (Archivist at the Latvian State Historical Archives) She went
back to Leipaja( Libau) with her mother who is a Holocaust survivor and
then wrote "Reminiscences of Liepaja"
You can access the memoir >from the Latvia SIG page
http;//www.jewishgen.org/latvia
click on shtetl memories

The second button is for Book Reviews and we are privileged to post 2
reviews of Max Michelson's book entitled -
"City of Life, City of Death, Memories of Riga"

This memoir by a Holocaust survivor recalls family life in prewar Riga,
Latvia; describes life in the Riga Ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto
and the destruction of Riga Jewish community; and his experiences during
the war years in several concentration camps in Riga and Germany.

Go to the SIG page and click on Book Reviews

Both additions can also be accessed >from the "What's New" button which has
links to the Memoir and the Book Reviews.

Arlene Beare Webpage Editor
David Zeidman Webmaster


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

landaudav@...
 

The late Sydney Walt served for many years as the Chairman of the Herzlia day
school in Cape Town. If you contact the Herzlia school in Cape Town - they
have a web site, I am sure they can tell you more. In addition, one of
Sydney's sons, Harold Walt lives in Los Angeles. The Old Herzlian Alumni
group can probably give you his contact information.

Good luck,
David Landau


Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Haim pogrund
 

I can offer the following information:

As a youngster In the Habonim movement in the forties and
fifties, I had a very good friend, Norman Walt, who was at Oranje
for a number of years and was educated at Cape Town High School. I
think he went on to become an accountant,but I am not 100% sure. I
have not seen him since those days.
Sydney Walt, a large, rotund individual with thick lensed
spectacles was involved in Zionist and Jewish activities in the Cape
for some years, was I think related to the Walt of Walt and
Gorfinkel, a well known wholesale grocery concern in Cape Town.
"Sonny" Walt was a general practitioner in the Woodstock area of
the Cape for many years with a practice on the Main Road.I think his
first name was Isidore J.
Alec Walt as you say, became head of Surgery at Wayne State
University, Detroit after a stint at Groote Schuur Hospital in the
fifties and sixties.
I enclose an extract >from my autobiography which describes an amusing
episode during my internship in 1957 at G.S.H:

du Plessis an expert on salivary gland pathology, admitted a
middle aged woman for excision of a mixed parotid tumour. I was the
intern involved, and happened to pick up an early cancer of the
breast in this lady. I told Sannie about this, and arrangements were
made to do a radical mastectomy after a frozen section examination
that night at nine, as an emergency. 'duP'., Alec Walt, and myself
were doing the case while Efron was coping with a stab wound in a
skolly's heart in the next theatre. Suddenly, there was a scream for
help >from next door as Efron opened the pericardium and blood spurted
in all directions. This heralded the end of his coping!
'duP'. peeling off his gloves laconically, went next door to
where Efron, sweating profusely, had his finger in the hole like the
proverbial little Dutch boy, with a cursory, "Well, carry on boys,"
to us. Walt, a recently returned UCT graduate, who had been at the
Mayo Clinic doing mostly theoretical post graduate work for some
years, turned pale, looked at me, the house surgeon, in all
earnestness, and said, "What do we do next?!!" As a technically
"green" house surgeon my response was a stare and a shrug. We
carried on "piatzkering" until 'duP.'s return to complete the job a
short while later.

I hope this helps somewhat,

Haim Pogrund


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Haim pogrund
 

I can offer the following information:

As a youngster In the Habonim movement in the forties and
fifties, I had a very good friend, Norman Walt, who was at Oranje
for a number of years and was educated at Cape Town High School. I
think he went on to become an accountant,but I am not 100% sure. I
have not seen him since those days.
Sydney Walt, a large, rotund individual with thick lensed
spectacles was involved in Zionist and Jewish activities in the Cape
for some years, was I think related to the Walt of Walt and
Gorfinkel, a well known wholesale grocery concern in Cape Town.
"Sonny" Walt was a general practitioner in the Woodstock area of
the Cape for many years with a practice on the Main Road.I think his
first name was Isidore J.
Alec Walt as you say, became head of Surgery at Wayne State
University, Detroit after a stint at Groote Schuur Hospital in the
fifties and sixties.
I enclose an extract >from my autobiography which describes an amusing
episode during my internship in 1957 at G.S.H:

du Plessis an expert on salivary gland pathology, admitted a
middle aged woman for excision of a mixed parotid tumour. I was the
intern involved, and happened to pick up an early cancer of the
breast in this lady. I told Sannie about this, and arrangements were
made to do a radical mastectomy after a frozen section examination
that night at nine, as an emergency. 'duP'., Alec Walt, and myself
were doing the case while Efron was coping with a stab wound in a
skolly's heart in the next theatre. Suddenly, there was a scream for
help >from next door as Efron opened the pericardium and blood spurted
in all directions. This heralded the end of his coping!
'duP'. peeling off his gloves laconically, went next door to
where Efron, sweating profusely, had his finger in the hole like the
proverbial little Dutch boy, with a cursory, "Well, carry on boys,"
to us. Walt, a recently returned UCT graduate, who had been at the
Mayo Clinic doing mostly theoretical post graduate work for some
years, turned pale, looked at me, the house surgeon, in all
earnestness, and said, "What do we do next?!!" As a technically
"green" house surgeon my response was a stare and a shrug. We
carried on "piatzkering" until 'duP.'s return to complete the job a
short while later.

I hope this helps somewhat,

Haim Pogrund


Where in Russia is Krasch? #general

belkin@...
 

At the ellisisland.org web site I have identified my grandfather,
know to me as Jacob BELKIN, to be Elje BALKIND, a passenger with
Russian Hebrew ethnicity who arrived >from Hamburg, Germany on the
S.S. Amerika on Jan. 14, 1906. His place of residence is listed
as Krasch. I'd like to know where in Russia is Krasch.

Philip Belkin
Forest Hills, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where in Russia is Krasch? #general

belkin@...
 

At the ellisisland.org web site I have identified my grandfather,
know to me as Jacob BELKIN, to be Elje BALKIND, a passenger with
Russian Hebrew ethnicity who arrived >from Hamburg, Germany on the
S.S. Amerika on Jan. 14, 1906. His place of residence is listed
as Krasch. I'd like to know where in Russia is Krasch.

Philip Belkin
Forest Hills, NY


Looking for Descendants of David STILLER #general

pfutoran@...
 

I am trying to locate the two daughters of David STILLER who was
b.May 3 1908 in NY and died May 30 2000 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
He was married to Ruth. Their daughter's names were Judith and Beth,
probably born in the 1940's. I assume that they both married and
their married names are unknown. Does anyone have access to
obituaries for May 30 2000 in West Palm Beach that may provide me
with the information I seek, or any other suggestions.
Thank you in advancew
Pat Futoran
Tiburon, CA

researching FUTORANSKY (ukraine)RISHAVSKY (Korostyshev,Ukraine)
BUNCHAK (Tarascha, Ukraine) PROMISCHLIANSKY (Kiev area, Ukraine),
STILLER (Berlin?/Germany)

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Looking for Descendants of Barnard and Sophie SPATZ #general

pfutoran@...
 

I am trying to locate descendants of Barney and Sophie nee Stiller
Spatz. Barney Spatz and Sophie Stiller were married Feb 16 1902
on Henry Street, NY. Their children were: Leah: b.Oct 23 1904 who
married ______? Bank. Celia (Zeisel)b.Nov 5 1906 who married ____?
Greenspan. Esther b. June 5th 1908, died Oct 15th 1990 (SSDI)
married ____? Diamond.

Sophie Stiller (born in Liverpool, England was the daughter of Louis
Stiller and Helena (Lena) Diensdag, who were born in Germany.

Thank you kind jewishgenners in advance for any suggestions you might
be able to provide me with
Pat Futoran
Tiburon, CA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Descendants of David STILLER #general

pfutoran@...
 

I am trying to locate the two daughters of David STILLER who was
b.May 3 1908 in NY and died May 30 2000 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
He was married to Ruth. Their daughter's names were Judith and Beth,
probably born in the 1940's. I assume that they both married and
their married names are unknown. Does anyone have access to
obituaries for May 30 2000 in West Palm Beach that may provide me
with the information I seek, or any other suggestions.
Thank you in advancew
Pat Futoran
Tiburon, CA

researching FUTORANSKY (ukraine)RISHAVSKY (Korostyshev,Ukraine)
BUNCHAK (Tarascha, Ukraine) PROMISCHLIANSKY (Kiev area, Ukraine),
STILLER (Berlin?/Germany)

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Descendants of Barnard and Sophie SPATZ #general

pfutoran@...
 

I am trying to locate descendants of Barney and Sophie nee Stiller
Spatz. Barney Spatz and Sophie Stiller were married Feb 16 1902
on Henry Street, NY. Their children were: Leah: b.Oct 23 1904 who
married ______? Bank. Celia (Zeisel)b.Nov 5 1906 who married ____?
Greenspan. Esther b. June 5th 1908, died Oct 15th 1990 (SSDI)
married ____? Diamond.

Sophie Stiller (born in Liverpool, England was the daughter of Louis
Stiller and Helena (Lena) Diensdag, who were born in Germany.

Thank you kind jewishgenners in advance for any suggestions you might
be able to provide me with
Pat Futoran
Tiburon, CA

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