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Two Items of Interest #general

Ann Linder
 

For many of us with Holocaust connections, read --Their Mother's Rescuer: A
Revelation in Brussels -- in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/nyregion/01about.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
for Brit researchers, there is a London connection in the story. If anyone is not
able to link to the story feel free to contact me and I will send it to you.

A current exhibition at the Neue Gallery in NYC features works by Otto Dix, a major
German artist who painted portraits of Germans, including some German Jews. Perhaps
he painted one of your ancestors?

Kindest Regards,
Ann
Florida USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two Items of Interest #general

Ann Linder
 

For many of us with Holocaust connections, read --Their Mother's Rescuer: A
Revelation in Brussels -- in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/nyregion/01about.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
for Brit researchers, there is a London connection in the story. If anyone is not
able to link to the story feel free to contact me and I will send it to you.

A current exhibition at the Neue Gallery in NYC features works by Otto Dix, a major
German artist who painted portraits of Germans, including some German Jews. Perhaps
he painted one of your ancestors?

Kindest Regards,
Ann
Florida USA


Petition for Naturalization #general

Susan
 

The copy of the 1939 U.S. Petition for Naturalization I received >from the USCIS
Genealogy Program for my GM is very difficult to read and most of the printed lines
are faded and blurred. Does anyone know where I can see a copy of the original
blank form? In addition, in the space where it may supply the birth place of her
deceased husband, it may say Klarkov, Austria. I've never been able to find an
immigration record for my GF, Emanuel Silberstein, and we have never known exactly
where he was from, so this is important information; however, there doesn't seem to
be such a place. His draft card and only census record just say Austria. He died in
1921 without having become a citizen. Any ideas?

Susan Silberstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Petition for Naturalization #general

Susan
 

The copy of the 1939 U.S. Petition for Naturalization I received >from the USCIS
Genealogy Program for my GM is very difficult to read and most of the printed lines
are faded and blurred. Does anyone know where I can see a copy of the original
blank form? In addition, in the space where it may supply the birth place of her
deceased husband, it may say Klarkov, Austria. I've never been able to find an
immigration record for my GF, Emanuel Silberstein, and we have never known exactly
where he was from, so this is important information; however, there doesn't seem to
be such a place. His draft card and only census record just say Austria. He died in
1921 without having become a citizen. Any ideas?

Susan Silberstein


Translation fro Yiddish needed for letter from Przemysl #general

Charles Mahler
 

Dear All,
In an old family book I found a letter dated December 1929 in either Yiddish or
Hebrew that was written in Przemysl to I presume my grandmother Lifsia Intrator by a
family member. I posted it on Viewmate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=16159
I would be very thankful if somebody can translate and tell me what it says.
Charles Mahler charles.mahler@skynet.be
Antwerp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation fro Yiddish needed for letter from Przemysl #general

Charles Mahler
 

Dear All,
In an old family book I found a letter dated December 1929 in either Yiddish or
Hebrew that was written in Przemysl to I presume my grandmother Lifsia Intrator by a
family member. I posted it on Viewmate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=16159
I would be very thankful if somebody can translate and tell me what it says.
Charles Mahler charles.mahler@skynet.be
Antwerp


The Last Shtetl #general

DrYattz <winwinsit@...>
 

Searching for remnants of the Corn family >from Shargorod, Ukraine, I encountered
these fine videos:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaqy9k_the-last-shtetl-part-1-of-3_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaqyyh_the-last-shtetl-part-2-of-3_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaqzgz_the-last-shtetl-part-3-of-3_shortfilms

where they call it the last Jewish shtetl in the world. My efforts in contacting
anyone in Shargorod, to see what records remain, have been fruitless thus far. My
wife and I are planning a trip to Shargorod in a few years, and we would like to
have someone with whom we could connect.

Might anyone >from this group have a suggestion for how to identify and make contact
with rabbis, authorities, historians, or anyone associated with this community in
Shargorod? (Does anyone know the Rachel Ray of California whose visit there is
documented?)

Rees Chapman
Dahlonega, Georgia, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Last Shtetl #general

DrYattz <winwinsit@...>
 

Searching for remnants of the Corn family >from Shargorod, Ukraine, I encountered
these fine videos:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaqy9k_the-last-shtetl-part-1-of-3_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaqyyh_the-last-shtetl-part-2-of-3_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaqzgz_the-last-shtetl-part-3-of-3_shortfilms

where they call it the last Jewish shtetl in the world. My efforts in contacting
anyone in Shargorod, to see what records remain, have been fruitless thus far. My
wife and I are planning a trip to Shargorod in a few years, and we would like to
have someone with whom we could connect.

Might anyone >from this group have a suggestion for how to identify and make contact
with rabbis, authorities, historians, or anyone associated with this community in
Shargorod? (Does anyone know the Rachel Ray of California whose visit there is
documented?)

Rees Chapman
Dahlonega, Georgia, USA


Re: NUSSBAUM family Germany to USA #germany

Ernest Kallmann
 

Once again I want to express my sincere thanks to the many Gersiggers
who have seriously considered my difficult question and have tried to
answer it. I owe special thanks to Florence Covinsky who discovered a
page on Wikipedia and hit the nail on its head, as well as to David
Stern remembering having met a NUSSBAUM on an invitation of the
Moenchengladbach Mayor about twenty years ago.

I learned on Wikipedia that the third child Adolph could escape the
Nazis to Switzerland, moved to the US after the War and became a famous
mathematician. Why could he not be easily found ? Because he concealed
his ominous given name Adolf under a single A. and adopted the name A.
Edward NUSSBAUM. There was additional information on the Wiki page,
that gives me good hope to trace all NUSSBAUMs alive.

Gersig is a vibrant community. I am thankful and proud to be a member.

Ernest Kallmann, Suburban Paris


German SIG #Germany Re: NUSSBAUM family Germany to USA #germany

Ernest Kallmann
 

Once again I want to express my sincere thanks to the many Gersiggers
who have seriously considered my difficult question and have tried to
answer it. I owe special thanks to Florence Covinsky who discovered a
page on Wikipedia and hit the nail on its head, as well as to David
Stern remembering having met a NUSSBAUM on an invitation of the
Moenchengladbach Mayor about twenty years ago.

I learned on Wikipedia that the third child Adolph could escape the
Nazis to Switzerland, moved to the US after the War and became a famous
mathematician. Why could he not be easily found ? Because he concealed
his ominous given name Adolf under a single A. and adopted the name A.
Edward NUSSBAUM. There was additional information on the Wiki page,
that gives me good hope to trace all NUSSBAUMs alive.

Gersig is a vibrant community. I am thankful and proud to be a member.

Ernest Kallmann, Suburban Paris


Our Little Lonka: #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear Cousins All:
Sixty Eight years ago today, August 2, 1942, the Jews of our shtetl, Luka (pron.
Lonka), near Dublyany, Tatary, Mainich in western Ukraine were rounded up in the
town square, pushed onto trucks, then train cattle cars and taken to Belzec where
they were exterminated along with 630,000 other Jews, Gypsies and political
prisoners.

Because this was prior to the building of Auschwitz/Birkinau, the method of death
was not so sophisticated as Zyklon: all our people were murdered by carbon monoxide
fumes. 1942 was a bad year for Galicia.
Please do not forget. Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Our Little Lonka: #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear Cousins All:
Sixty Eight years ago today, August 2, 1942, the Jews of our shtetl, Luka (pron.
Lonka), near Dublyany, Tatary, Mainich in western Ukraine were rounded up in the
town square, pushed onto trucks, then train cattle cars and taken to Belzec where
they were exterminated along with 630,000 other Jews, Gypsies and political
prisoners.

Because this was prior to the building of Auschwitz/Birkinau, the method of death
was not so sophisticated as Zyklon: all our people were murdered by carbon monoxide
fumes. 1942 was a bad year for Galicia.
Please do not forget. Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL


more about Serbia #hungary

ericalishahn@...
 

I am now scheduled to meet with members of the community of
the Jewish Muncipality of Subotica via arrangements made by
Antal Cocsis who is a local historian (acknowledged by Vad Yashem)
of Jewish life in northern Serbia.

I will be meeting him as well.
He is based in Backa Topola, once Topolya when it was in Hungary.
He has collected an enormous information about the Jews of the area.

Please contact me if you are intererested in this area.
Sincerely
Erica Hahn


Hungary SIG #Hungary more about Serbia #hungary

ericalishahn@...
 

I am now scheduled to meet with members of the community of
the Jewish Muncipality of Subotica via arrangements made by
Antal Cocsis who is a local historian (acknowledged by Vad Yashem)
of Jewish life in northern Serbia.

I will be meeting him as well.
He is based in Backa Topola, once Topolya when it was in Hungary.
He has collected an enormous information about the Jews of the area.

Please contact me if you are intererested in this area.
Sincerely
Erica Hahn


Minsk YB Project #belarus

davefox73@...
 

The Minsk YB Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_minsk.html
has stalled because of a lack of funds.
As you can see at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/minsk/minsk.html
only a small fraction of the two-volume Minsk YB has been translated.

There are 2,813 researchers who are researching Minsk according to the JGFF.
With this large number,it is a disgrace that the Minsk YB has not been
completely translated.Please follow my lead and make a donation today
to the Minsk YB project. All you need to do is go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat
Scroll down to the Minsk YB and make a generous donation today.

Shalom,
Dave

David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder & Past Coordinator
davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, Maryland, USA
http://www.davefox73.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk YB Project #belarus

davefox73@...
 

The Minsk YB Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_minsk.html
has stalled because of a lack of funds.
As you can see at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/minsk/minsk.html
only a small fraction of the two-volume Minsk YB has been translated.

There are 2,813 researchers who are researching Minsk according to the JGFF.
With this large number,it is a disgrace that the Minsk YB has not been
completely translated.Please follow my lead and make a donation today
to the Minsk YB project. All you need to do is go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat
Scroll down to the Minsk YB and make a generous donation today.

Shalom,
Dave

David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder & Past Coordinator
davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, Maryland, USA
http://www.davefox73.com


Requesting Translation of BMD documents #ukraine

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Dear Genners:
I have posted Polish and Ukrainian BMD records on Viewmate. I have
received partial extracts and would appreciate the efforts
of an expert to resolve unanswered questions. In other words a
complete translation--word by word.
The numbers are 16015, 16017, 16018 and 16019.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Meryl Rizzotti

Researching: SLEPAK, LEIBOWITZ, CYMES, BASOI, SPECTER, KSHEVIN,
POVLOTSKY

Include links

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16015

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16017

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16018

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16019


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Requesting Translation of BMD documents #ukraine

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Dear Genners:
I have posted Polish and Ukrainian BMD records on Viewmate. I have
received partial extracts and would appreciate the efforts
of an expert to resolve unanswered questions. In other words a
complete translation--word by word.
The numbers are 16015, 16017, 16018 and 16019.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Meryl Rizzotti

Researching: SLEPAK, LEIBOWITZ, CYMES, BASOI, SPECTER, KSHEVIN,
POVLOTSKY

Include links

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16015

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16017

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16018

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=16019


A Guidebook for Russian Document Researchers #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Working with Russian Archival Documents: A Guide to Modern Handwriting,
Document Forms, Language Patterns, and Other Related Topics.
Olga E. Glagoleva.
(Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto,
Toronto, 1998), 114 pp., ill.

This guide book will be of interest to scholars and students of Slavic
studies in a range of disciplines such as history, political science,
sociology, literature, linguistics, etc. who intend to carry out research
in Russian archives. While the study's chronological boundaries primarily
encompass Soviet history, the Stalin era in particular, some
pre-Revolutionary topics make it useful for a broader audience.
The guide is the first to base its approach to the analysis of modern
Russian handwritten documents on combined methods of paleography,
neography, and forensic studies.

The text consists of an introduction, two chapters, an appendix, and
selected bibliography. The introduction underlines the significance of
advance preparation for archival research and the importance of analyzing
both the outward aspects and the textological features of archival
documents. The first chapter presents two methods of reading documents --
graphical and logical. A general survey of the evolution of Russian alphabet
and handwriting is followed by a more elaborate exposition of the graphical
characteristics of modern hands. The logical approach links up the common
principles of producing documents in Russia with data unearthed by auxiliary
historical disciplines such as paleography, chronology, metrology, toponymy,
and sphragistics. The second chapter subjects four sample documents to
detailed analysis to demonstrate how to apply the author's own simple
techniques to deciphering illegible hands. Throughout the book, 85
illustrations present archival documents of various types. The texts are
deciphered and supplied with commentary. These features make this guide
useful both in the classroom and for individual practice in reading Russian
handwritten archival documents.

If you would like to order a copy, please send a cheque or money order for
$15.00 US (addresses within North America) or $20.00 US (addresses outside
North America) to:
SERAP
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada


I have no financial interest in this book.

An additional article by the author on conducting archival research in
Russia and the former Soviet Union countries can be found at
http://pages.interlog.com/~moslon/olga/article.htm.

My thanks to Hilary Henkin for making me aware of it.

Chuck Weinstein
Deer Park, NY
Cmw521@earthlink.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine A Guidebook for Russian Document Researchers #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Working with Russian Archival Documents: A Guide to Modern Handwriting,
Document Forms, Language Patterns, and Other Related Topics.
Olga E. Glagoleva.
(Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto,
Toronto, 1998), 114 pp., ill.

This guide book will be of interest to scholars and students of Slavic
studies in a range of disciplines such as history, political science,
sociology, literature, linguistics, etc. who intend to carry out research
in Russian archives. While the study's chronological boundaries primarily
encompass Soviet history, the Stalin era in particular, some
pre-Revolutionary topics make it useful for a broader audience.
The guide is the first to base its approach to the analysis of modern
Russian handwritten documents on combined methods of paleography,
neography, and forensic studies.

The text consists of an introduction, two chapters, an appendix, and
selected bibliography. The introduction underlines the significance of
advance preparation for archival research and the importance of analyzing
both the outward aspects and the textological features of archival
documents. The first chapter presents two methods of reading documents --
graphical and logical. A general survey of the evolution of Russian alphabet
and handwriting is followed by a more elaborate exposition of the graphical
characteristics of modern hands. The logical approach links up the common
principles of producing documents in Russia with data unearthed by auxiliary
historical disciplines such as paleography, chronology, metrology, toponymy,
and sphragistics. The second chapter subjects four sample documents to
detailed analysis to demonstrate how to apply the author's own simple
techniques to deciphering illegible hands. Throughout the book, 85
illustrations present archival documents of various types. The texts are
deciphered and supplied with commentary. These features make this guide
useful both in the classroom and for individual practice in reading Russian
handwritten archival documents.

If you would like to order a copy, please send a cheque or money order for
$15.00 US (addresses within North America) or $20.00 US (addresses outside
North America) to:
SERAP
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada


I have no financial interest in this book.

An additional article by the author on conducting archival research in
Russia and the former Soviet Union countries can be found at
http://pages.interlog.com/~moslon/olga/article.htm.

My thanks to Hilary Henkin for making me aware of it.

Chuck Weinstein
Deer Park, NY
Cmw521@earthlink.net