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ViewMate Translation Request #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I've posted some documents for which I would like translation and/or
transcription. Both documents are >from the Institut f=C3=BCr
Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt. This will probably take someone who not
only speaks German, but is skilled in reading 19th-century
handwriting!

The first few pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2505." The
archivist shared it with me when I inquired about my ancestor Raphael
Hess II, but I have no idea what the document's original purpose is.
Of course a full translation would be nice, but any clues or even a
gist of the contents would be helpful:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75065
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75066
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75067

The second set of pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2388."
The name of the file is Revision und Best=C3=A4tigung des Inventars =C3=BCb=
er
den Nachlass der Sarchen He=C3=9F wegen der Wiederverehelichung ihres
Ehemannes Raphael He=C3=9F II, Laufzeit: 1860 =E2=80=93 1861 [Revision and
confirmation of the inventory of the estate of Sarchen Hess because of
the remarriage of her husband Raphael Hess II, duration: 1860 - 1861]
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75068
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75069

Raphael Hess II and Sarchen (Neuhof) Hess were my 4th
great-grandparents. There are many pages in this document but I have
chosen to ask for help with these because it appears to list their
children and mention other individuals with the surname Neuhof.

Many thanks! Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation Request #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I've posted some documents for which I would like translation and/or
transcription. Both documents are >from the Institut f=C3=BCr
Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt. This will probably take someone who not
only speaks German, but is skilled in reading 19th-century
handwriting!

The first few pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2505." The
archivist shared it with me when I inquired about my ancestor Raphael
Hess II, but I have no idea what the document's original purpose is.
Of course a full translation would be nice, but any clues or even a
gist of the contents would be helpful:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75065
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75066
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75067

The second set of pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2388."
The name of the file is Revision und Best=C3=A4tigung des Inventars =C3=BCb=
er
den Nachlass der Sarchen He=C3=9F wegen der Wiederverehelichung ihres
Ehemannes Raphael He=C3=9F II, Laufzeit: 1860 =E2=80=93 1861 [Revision and
confirmation of the inventory of the estate of Sarchen Hess because of
the remarriage of her husband Raphael Hess II, duration: 1860 - 1861]
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75068
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75069

Raphael Hess II and Sarchen (Neuhof) Hess were my 4th
great-grandparents. There are many pages in this document but I have
chosen to ask for help with these because it appears to list their
children and mention other individuals with the surname Neuhof.

Many thanks! Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama


first name Schaldi, Schaltin, Schalting #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

Hello list,
in Bad Durkheim / Duerkheim and Grethen records of 1798 - 1810 (French
period) I came across a first name which I saw no were before:
Schaldi, Schaltin or Schalting. Obviously the spelling is not consistent.
The persons with this name have additional names, but in each case
another combination, and also father's names differ in each case
(Samuel, Isaac, Hirsch, Kiwe, Loeb, Wolf)

Has anyone any thoughts on this?

Reuven Mohr reuven.mohr@...


German SIG #Germany first name Schaldi, Schaltin, Schalting #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

Hello list,
in Bad Durkheim / Duerkheim and Grethen records of 1798 - 1810 (French
period) I came across a first name which I saw no were before:
Schaldi, Schaltin or Schalting. Obviously the spelling is not consistent.
The persons with this name have additional names, but in each case
another combination, and also father's names differ in each case
(Samuel, Isaac, Hirsch, Kiwe, Loeb, Wolf)

Has anyone any thoughts on this?

Reuven Mohr reuven.mohr@...


Phyllis Kramer z"l #general

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phyllis Kramer z"l #general

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


ViewMate Photo Identification #ukraine

Cesar Yeudkin <cesar465y@...>
 

I've posted 2 family pictures taken probably in Nikolayev (Kherson
Province) about 1900:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75045 and VM75046.

If someone recognizes the pictures, or even the setting studio, please
respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Cesar Yeudkin


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate Photo Identification #ukraine

Cesar Yeudkin <cesar465y@...>
 

I've posted 2 family pictures taken probably in Nikolayev (Kherson
Province) about 1900:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75045 and VM75046.

If someone recognizes the pictures, or even the setting studio, please
respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Cesar Yeudkin


Viewmate translation request - German letter to Crown Prince Rudolf #austria-czech

melanispiegel@...
 

I would like to request translation of two letters that I obtained >from the
Austrian Staatsarchiv.

The first is a 2-page letter written by my great-great grandfather Julius FUTTAKY
to Crown Prince Rudolf: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75034
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75035

The second is a page letter written by my great-grandmother Piroska FUTTAKY:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75032
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM7503

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image pages.

Thank you very much,
Melani Spiegel Falls Church, Virginia, USA
melanispiegel@...

Researching:
FUTTAKY and BLUM: Vienna and Budapest
TENNENBAUM: Switzerland and Sweden
SPIEGEL, WEISS, PAGENER, ROSENSTEIN: Westphalia, Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate translation request - German letter to Crown Prince Rudolf #austria-czech

melanispiegel@...
 

I would like to request translation of two letters that I obtained >from the
Austrian Staatsarchiv.

The first is a 2-page letter written by my great-great grandfather Julius FUTTAKY
to Crown Prince Rudolf: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75034
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75035

The second is a page letter written by my great-grandmother Piroska FUTTAKY:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75032
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM7503

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image pages.

Thank you very much,
Melani Spiegel Falls Church, Virginia, USA
melanispiegel@...

Researching:
FUTTAKY and BLUM: Vienna and Budapest
TENNENBAUM: Switzerland and Sweden
SPIEGEL, WEISS, PAGENER, ROSENSTEIN: Westphalia, Germany


Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

dihold@...
 

from speaking with the NYC Austrian Consulate several times, including
this past Spring, I understand that the current law allows those whose
Fathers were Austrian Citizens to apply for citizenship, but they are
still working on getting a bill passed that would allow those whose
Mothers were Austrian to apply.
For example, my cousin, whose father was Austrian has the right to
apply, but as of now, because it was my mother who was Austrian, I do
not have the right.
The holdup is with the Nazi party that claimed it does
not want too many Austrians to join the country, read
too many Jews.
With the change in government, it is possible that by the end of this
year, those of us descended through the maternal line will also be
allowed to apply. It dates back to an old Austrian law that recognizes
citizenship passed through the male line but not the female. This was
amended for those who were born AFTER 1984, I believe, but it doesn't
do much good for those of us whose people fled the Nazi regime. The
liberals in government recognize that this is wrong in today's
world, and hope to make it right.

Regards,
Diana Holdsworth


The September 2019 Issue of the Galitzianer #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is delighted to announce the release of the September
2019 issue of our quarterly research journal, the "Galitzianer." This
issue portrays Galicia >from different perspectives=E2=80=94historical,
political, architectural, and geographical=E2=80=94and takes readers on a
journey >from the birth of Austrian Galicia to today.

In the September issue, we experience Emperor Joseph II=E2=80=99s early
encounters with the Jews of Galicia, and we witness the evolution of
Jewish participation in local politics. We read about an assistant
rabbi >from Dolina whose loyalty to the state helped him to maintain
his job. We meet a Jewish architect with an artistic legacy that lives
on in Lviv and a family legacy that lives on in the US Congress. We
are introduced to two brothers >from Dynow, whose lives diverged
dramatically during World War II. Finally, we get to know Steven
Turner and learn how a question about his surname took him on a quest
that ultimately led to his new position as president of Gesher
Galicia.

Here are the articles in the September issue:
- "Interview with Steven S. Turner"
- "Research Corner: Discoveries in the Archives" by Tony Kahane
- "Becoming Habsburg Galitzianers" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Jewish Political Rights: Evolution in Participation" by Borries Kuzmany
- "The Life of Jozef Awin" by Sergey R. Kravtsov
- "New Finds: Old Regional Maps" by Jay Osborn
- =E2=80=9CTwo Brothers: Parallel Lives and Divergent Paths=E2=80=9D by Nin=
a Talbot

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia; for
membership information, visit our website at
www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Both members and nonmembers alike
are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related topics. For details
on our submissions policy, see
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions or contact me at
submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia
--
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Send all inquiries about Gesher Galicia to info@... and
all inquiries about the journal to submissions@....
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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

dihold@...
 

from speaking with the NYC Austrian Consulate several times, including
this past Spring, I understand that the current law allows those whose
Fathers were Austrian Citizens to apply for citizenship, but they are
still working on getting a bill passed that would allow those whose
Mothers were Austrian to apply.
For example, my cousin, whose father was Austrian has the right to
apply, but as of now, because it was my mother who was Austrian, I do
not have the right.
The holdup is with the Nazi party that claimed it does
not want too many Austrians to join the country, read
too many Jews.
With the change in government, it is possible that by the end of this
year, those of us descended through the maternal line will also be
allowed to apply. It dates back to an old Austrian law that recognizes
citizenship passed through the male line but not the female. This was
amended for those who were born AFTER 1984, I believe, but it doesn't
do much good for those of us whose people fled the Nazi regime. The
liberals in government recognize that this is wrong in today's
world, and hope to make it right.

Regards,
Diana Holdsworth


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The September 2019 Issue of the Galitzianer #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is delighted to announce the release of the September
2019 issue of our quarterly research journal, the "Galitzianer." This
issue portrays Galicia >from different perspectives=E2=80=94historical,
political, architectural, and geographical=E2=80=94and takes readers on a
journey >from the birth of Austrian Galicia to today.

In the September issue, we experience Emperor Joseph II=E2=80=99s early
encounters with the Jews of Galicia, and we witness the evolution of
Jewish participation in local politics. We read about an assistant
rabbi >from Dolina whose loyalty to the state helped him to maintain
his job. We meet a Jewish architect with an artistic legacy that lives
on in Lviv and a family legacy that lives on in the US Congress. We
are introduced to two brothers >from Dynow, whose lives diverged
dramatically during World War II. Finally, we get to know Steven
Turner and learn how a question about his surname took him on a quest
that ultimately led to his new position as president of Gesher
Galicia.

Here are the articles in the September issue:
- "Interview with Steven S. Turner"
- "Research Corner: Discoveries in the Archives" by Tony Kahane
- "Becoming Habsburg Galitzianers" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Jewish Political Rights: Evolution in Participation" by Borries Kuzmany
- "The Life of Jozef Awin" by Sergey R. Kravtsov
- "New Finds: Old Regional Maps" by Jay Osborn
- =E2=80=9CTwo Brothers: Parallel Lives and Divergent Paths=E2=80=9D by Nin=
a Talbot

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia; for
membership information, visit our website at
www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Both members and nonmembers alike
are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related topics. For details
on our submissions policy, see
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions or contact me at
submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia
--
---
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries about Gesher Galicia to info@... and
all inquiries about the journal to submissions@....
---


Phyllis Kramer z"l #austria-czech

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia

--
Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Phyllis Kramer z"l #austria-czech

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia

--
Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


RESPONSE SUMMARY - Re: proving [non-Jewish] ancestry in Nazi Europe #germany

Diana da Costa
 

Two weeks ago I posed the following query:

"I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis, that
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry by
producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true and if
so, which countries were affected? Regarding Germany, I don't think this
was the case but perhaps it might have been in some areas? All ideas
welcome on this issue!"

There were so many useful responses which I have summarised in case others
might find the information equally helpful:

In short, it was not a myth that the non-Jewish population had to prove
non-Jewish ancestry. In fact, it was in many instances a matter of survival
as well as an opening for promotion within the ranks of the SS and the
Gestapo and the opportunity to get a job in the public service or join a
university. >from 1935 it was also needed by those who wanted to get married.

The evidence took the form of either a document or a family tree showing
Aryan ancestry which then had to be verified by the Nazis, some were stamped
with a swastika. Some (e.g. those wanting to
join the SS) had to research their ancestry back into the 18th Century, no
mean feat in pre-computer days! Many who wrote to me stated that they had
been informed of the practice by non-Jewish friends, descendants of those
who had to produce this documentation. This practice was not confined to
Germany but my respondents also reported that the practice was also known in
France, Italy, Holland and Austria. The inference could be drawn that
enforcing people to produce proof of Aryan ancestry was probably commonplace
in all the countries invaded by the Nazi regime.

I was also sent this link which giving more detail, I found most useful:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan_certificate

A big "thank you" to everyone for their help.

Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London -
Researcher number: 166938 email: @DianadaCostaMohr

Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENWALD, UHLMANN,
WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly Furth,
Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.


German SIG #Germany RESPONSE SUMMARY - Re: proving [non-Jewish] ancestry in Nazi Europe #germany

Diana da Costa
 

Two weeks ago I posed the following query:

"I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis, that
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry by
producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true and if
so, which countries were affected? Regarding Germany, I don't think this
was the case but perhaps it might have been in some areas? All ideas
welcome on this issue!"

There were so many useful responses which I have summarised in case others
might find the information equally helpful:

In short, it was not a myth that the non-Jewish population had to prove
non-Jewish ancestry. In fact, it was in many instances a matter of survival
as well as an opening for promotion within the ranks of the SS and the
Gestapo and the opportunity to get a job in the public service or join a
university. >from 1935 it was also needed by those who wanted to get married.

The evidence took the form of either a document or a family tree showing
Aryan ancestry which then had to be verified by the Nazis, some were stamped
with a swastika. Some (e.g. those wanting to
join the SS) had to research their ancestry back into the 18th Century, no
mean feat in pre-computer days! Many who wrote to me stated that they had
been informed of the practice by non-Jewish friends, descendants of those
who had to produce this documentation. This practice was not confined to
Germany but my respondents also reported that the practice was also known in
France, Italy, Holland and Austria. The inference could be drawn that
enforcing people to produce proof of Aryan ancestry was probably commonplace
in all the countries invaded by the Nazi regime.

I was also sent this link which giving more detail, I found most useful:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan_certificate

A big "thank you" to everyone for their help.

Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London -
Researcher number: 166938 email: @DianadaCostaMohr

Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENWALD, UHLMANN,
WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly Furth,
Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.


Klein Rabbi Carl Yekutiel KLEIN family of Hallendale, FL #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Klein - his son is
Dr. Shmuel Menachem Klein a physician and his daughter is Tzvia Rachel
Ulmann.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond directly to Neil via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Klein Rabbi Carl Yekutiel KLEIN family of Hallendale, FL #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Klein - his son is
Dr. Shmuel Menachem Klein a physician and his daughter is Tzvia Rachel
Ulmann.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond directly to Neil via email.