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Moravian cemeteries online #austria-czech

library@...
 

Dear Genners,

There is a very good news for all of us who are researching ancestors
from Moravia (and their graves).
If you go to: http://cemeteries.jewishbrno.eu
you can search several places like Brno (Brunn), Brtnice, Breclav
(Lundenburg), Damborice, Ivancice (Eibenschitz), Jihlava (Iglau),
Kojetin (Goitein), Lostice (Loschitz), Mikulov (finally!), Miroslav
(Misslitz), Moravske Budejovice, Moravsky Krumlov (Krumau), Prostejov
(Prossnitz), Rousinov (Rausnitz), Straznice (Strassnitz), Tovacov
(Tobitschau), Trebic, Uhersky Brod, Uhersky Ostroh (Ungarische Ostrau),
Veseli nad Moravou (Wessely an der March) and Znojmo (Znaim).

That is amazing progress made by people of Jewish community of Brno and
probably by quite a few volunteers. The databases are in different
format and need some improvement but now we have it online.

Julius Mueller
Toledot
Prague


(UK) Weiner Library Catalogues 356 Kristallnacht Testimonies and Translates Them Into English #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On November 9-10, 1938 Nazis conducted a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms
throughout Germany, annexed Austria and areas of the Sudetenland in
Czechoslovakia.it is known as Kristallnacht. "The Night of Broken Glass",
stems >from the broken windows of 267 synagogues, homes and 7,500
Jewish-owned businesses destroyed during the action, as well as the deaths
of 91 Jews. Up to 30,000 Jewish males were arrested and transferred to
concentration camps. Kristallnacht was the turning point in Nazi's
anti-Semitic policy and persecution of the Jews.

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in the United
Kingdom announced they completed their project to catalogue their collection
of 356 testimonies >from eye witnesses to Kristallnacht. For the first time
full-text transcriptions of the original documents in German, French and
Dutch are available in English

To access the testimonies see:
http://wienerlibrarycollections.co.uk/novemberpogrom/testimonies-and-reports
/overview and scroll down to the Testimonies and Reports Section. The
testimonies were done in November and December 1938 and January and February
1939, close to the actual Kristallnacht when the memories were "fresh".

To learn more about the testimonies, see Pogrom: November 1938
http://wienerlibrarycollections.co.uk/novemberpogrom/home

To learn more about Kristallnacht, see the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum article at:
https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005201


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Call for Papers (Abstract Proposal System) #austria-czech

Dan Oren <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call-for-Papers (Abstract Proposal System) will be open for submittals
from 15 Nov 2017 through 31 Dec 2017. We will issue a formal
announcement when the actual opening occurs, but here is a brief
description of the types of presentations that we will be looking for:
1) Presentations: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to about 45
minutes of lecture with about 15 minutes of question & answers, with
PowerPoint, film or other illustrative component.
2) Short Presentations: A 30-minute timeslot dedicated to a
20-minute presentation on a novel genealogy research project that you
are working on that could benefit others: a slide show of your visit
to a shtetl; or the explanation of how you accomplished a genealogy
special find (like how you found your grandparents' marriage record
when everyone said it couldn't be done).
Note: It may be preferable for a BOF (Birds of a Feather Group) to
forgo having a BOF meeting this summer and instead use this 30-minute
format for a meeting of Landsleit to share a previous or prepare for
an upcoming shtetl trip.
3) Computer Workshop: A 2-hour program dedicated to a guided
tour of and training on how to use a website, function or software
application on a computer.
4) Panel Discussion: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to combining
several people or topics in an interactive format between panelists,
such as a discussion among experts in a related field.
This conference will take place in Warsaw; however, the presentations
most sought after might be focused on Resources, Empires, Jewish
Culture/History and Keepers of Jewish Communal Memory or Historic
Sites in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Program Committee will accept approximately 120 one-hour
lectures/panels and approximately 50 short presentations. The Abstract
Proposal System will be linked to the Conference home page
when the time comes. Stay tuned!

Dan Oren
Listserv Communications liaison for the IAJGS August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw
Conference Program Committee


Vienna cemetery info #austria-czech

marciarthur@...
 

Greetings,

I have family buried in one of the Jewish cemeteries in Vienna. I know the name of the cemetery
and location of the graves - is there anyone who can take a photo of the stones? My daughter
was in Vienna 4 years ago but because she was alone didn't feel safe looking for the stones
and paths weren't clearly marked.


Marcia Indianer Meyers
JGSCT board
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Moravian cemeteries online #austria-czech

library@...
 

Dear Genners,

There is a very good news for all of us who are researching ancestors
from Moravia (and their graves).
If you go to: http://cemeteries.jewishbrno.eu
you can search several places like Brno (Brunn), Brtnice, Breclav
(Lundenburg), Damborice, Ivancice (Eibenschitz), Jihlava (Iglau),
Kojetin (Goitein), Lostice (Loschitz), Mikulov (finally!), Miroslav
(Misslitz), Moravske Budejovice, Moravsky Krumlov (Krumau), Prostejov
(Prossnitz), Rousinov (Rausnitz), Straznice (Strassnitz), Tovacov
(Tobitschau), Trebic, Uhersky Brod, Uhersky Ostroh (Ungarische Ostrau),
Veseli nad Moravou (Wessely an der March) and Znojmo (Znaim).

That is amazing progress made by people of Jewish community of Brno and
probably by quite a few volunteers. The databases are in different
format and need some improvement but now we have it online.

Julius Mueller
Toledot
Prague


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech (UK) Weiner Library Catalogues 356 Kristallnacht Testimonies and Translates Them Into English #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On November 9-10, 1938 Nazis conducted a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms
throughout Germany, annexed Austria and areas of the Sudetenland in
Czechoslovakia.it is known as Kristallnacht. "The Night of Broken Glass",
stems >from the broken windows of 267 synagogues, homes and 7,500
Jewish-owned businesses destroyed during the action, as well as the deaths
of 91 Jews. Up to 30,000 Jewish males were arrested and transferred to
concentration camps. Kristallnacht was the turning point in Nazi's
anti-Semitic policy and persecution of the Jews.

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in the United
Kingdom announced they completed their project to catalogue their collection
of 356 testimonies >from eye witnesses to Kristallnacht. For the first time
full-text transcriptions of the original documents in German, French and
Dutch are available in English

To access the testimonies see:
http://wienerlibrarycollections.co.uk/novemberpogrom/testimonies-and-reports
/overview and scroll down to the Testimonies and Reports Section. The
testimonies were done in November and December 1938 and January and February
1939, close to the actual Kristallnacht when the memories were "fresh".

To learn more about the testimonies, see Pogrom: November 1938
http://wienerlibrarycollections.co.uk/novemberpogrom/home

To learn more about Kristallnacht, see the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum article at:
https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005201


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Call for Papers (Abstract Proposal System) #austria-czech

Dan Oren <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call-for-Papers (Abstract Proposal System) will be open for submittals
from 15 Nov 2017 through 31 Dec 2017. We will issue a formal
announcement when the actual opening occurs, but here is a brief
description of the types of presentations that we will be looking for:
1) Presentations: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to about 45
minutes of lecture with about 15 minutes of question & answers, with
PowerPoint, film or other illustrative component.
2) Short Presentations: A 30-minute timeslot dedicated to a
20-minute presentation on a novel genealogy research project that you
are working on that could benefit others: a slide show of your visit
to a shtetl; or the explanation of how you accomplished a genealogy
special find (like how you found your grandparents' marriage record
when everyone said it couldn't be done).
Note: It may be preferable for a BOF (Birds of a Feather Group) to
forgo having a BOF meeting this summer and instead use this 30-minute
format for a meeting of Landsleit to share a previous or prepare for
an upcoming shtetl trip.
3) Computer Workshop: A 2-hour program dedicated to a guided
tour of and training on how to use a website, function or software
application on a computer.
4) Panel Discussion: A one-hour timeslot dedicated to combining
several people or topics in an interactive format between panelists,
such as a discussion among experts in a related field.
This conference will take place in Warsaw; however, the presentations
most sought after might be focused on Resources, Empires, Jewish
Culture/History and Keepers of Jewish Communal Memory or Historic
Sites in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Program Committee will accept approximately 120 one-hour
lectures/panels and approximately 50 short presentations. The Abstract
Proposal System will be linked to the Conference home page
when the time comes. Stay tuned!

Dan Oren
Listserv Communications liaison for the IAJGS August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw
Conference Program Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna cemetery info #austria-czech

marciarthur@...
 

Greetings,

I have family buried in one of the Jewish cemeteries in Vienna. I know the name of the cemetery
and location of the graves - is there anyone who can take a photo of the stones? My daughter
was in Vienna 4 years ago but because she was alone didn't feel safe looking for the stones
and paths weren't clearly marked.


Marcia Indianer Meyers
JGSCT board
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


Yizkor Book Project, October 2017 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As always, quite a lot has happened over the last month and a witness to
this, is the impressive list of projects below of those that were dealt
with during October.

For a start, another book has now been completed online - "Memories of
Ozarow" which was generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project by the
translator, William Fraiberg, who carried out the English translation of
the original book in French by the late Hillel Adler. We now have 140
complete books online and we continue the challenge of translating as
much of the Yizkor books to make them available to a wide public.

Last month, we were also pleased to see the addition of a new project for
Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania - a book about the Schwabe Gymnasion that
existed there. It's importance is that it covers the lives of family
members who were students and teachers at the Gymnasion (high school).
The first sections are now online graciously translated by Rabbi Shalom
Bronstein and there are plans to set up a dedicated translations fund for
this book in order to facilitate the translation of its entirety.

I was pleased, this past month, to receive >from various people, the
sponsored translation of a number of entries on communities that are to
be found in the Yad Vashem Pinkasim (Encyclopedias of the Jewish
communities) and also the Marmaros Book. The communities covered in these
books are, particularly for the smaller ones, don't generally have their
own specific Yizkor book and the information covered by these entries is
truly unparalleled. If your predecessors came >from a community that, as
yet, you haven't found information on, please contact me and I'll assist
in seeing if an entry does exist in one of the aforementioned volumes.

The Yizkor Book in Print continues to plough ahead and more new books are
currently in the works. I, together with the people involved in this
project were very gratified to see that a book that they recently
published "A Memorial Book for Rokiskis and its Environs" saw a mention
in the local paper Rokiskis "Sirena". The article noted that the Rokiskis
Regional Museum had been delighted to receive a copy of the English
translation of this book and the paper outlined the Yizkor Book Project's
aim of translating yizkor books into English is making the history of the
Jewish communities is more accessible to Lithuanians. Truly wonderful to
learn about the impact the YBIP Project and the YB Project, in general, is
having around the globe.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in October.

We have added in one new book:

- Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania (A Palace That Sank)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaunas1/Kaunas1.html


And added in 6 new entries:

- Craciunesti, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00256.html

- Izabelin, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00123.html

- Kamyanka Buzka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of
Dziedzilow et al) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dzi158.html

- Knyszyn, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_poland/pol8_00561.html

- Pryborzhavske, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar241.html

- Zolotar'ovo, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar242.html

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/belki/belki.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of
Dziedzilow, Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old
Jarczow, Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosava/Kosava.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Pan Kapitan of Jordanow
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jordanow/Jordanow.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/slutsk/slutsk.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the
Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, October 2017 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As always, quite a lot has happened over the last month and a witness to
this, is the impressive list of projects below of those that were dealt
with during October.

For a start, another book has now been completed online - "Memories of
Ozarow" which was generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project by the
translator, William Fraiberg, who carried out the English translation of
the original book in French by the late Hillel Adler. We now have 140
complete books online and we continue the challenge of translating as
much of the Yizkor books to make them available to a wide public.

Last month, we were also pleased to see the addition of a new project for
Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania - a book about the Schwabe Gymnasion that
existed there. It's importance is that it covers the lives of family
members who were students and teachers at the Gymnasion (high school).
The first sections are now online graciously translated by Rabbi Shalom
Bronstein and there are plans to set up a dedicated translations fund for
this book in order to facilitate the translation of its entirety.

I was pleased, this past month, to receive >from various people, the
sponsored translation of a number of entries on communities that are to
be found in the Yad Vashem Pinkasim (Encyclopedias of the Jewish
communities) and also the Marmaros Book. The communities covered in these
books are, particularly for the smaller ones, don't generally have their
own specific Yizkor book and the information covered by these entries is
truly unparalleled. If your predecessors came >from a community that, as
yet, you haven't found information on, please contact me and I'll assist
in seeing if an entry does exist in one of the aforementioned volumes.

The Yizkor Book in Print continues to plough ahead and more new books are
currently in the works. I, together with the people involved in this
project were very gratified to see that a book that they recently
published "A Memorial Book for Rokiskis and its Environs" saw a mention
in the local paper Rokiskis "Sirena". The article noted that the Rokiskis
Regional Museum had been delighted to receive a copy of the English
translation of this book and the paper outlined the Yizkor Book Project's
aim of translating yizkor books into English is making the history of the
Jewish communities is more accessible to Lithuanians. Truly wonderful to
learn about the impact the YBIP Project and the YB Project, in general, is
having around the globe.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in October.

We have added in one new book:

- Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania (A Palace That Sank)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaunas1/Kaunas1.html


And added in 6 new entries:

- Craciunesti, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00256.html

- Izabelin, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00123.html

- Kamyanka Buzka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of
Dziedzilow et al) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dzi158.html

- Knyszyn, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_poland/pol8_00561.html

- Pryborzhavske, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar241.html

- Zolotar'ovo, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar242.html

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/belki/belki.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of
Dziedzilow, Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old
Jarczow, Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dziedzilow/Dziedzilow.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosava/Kosava.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Pan Kapitan of Jordanow
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jordanow/Jordanow.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/slutsk/slutsk.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the
Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Re: "Kristallnacht", a personal memoir. #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

I have had far more requests for copies of my late father's memoir of
his experience on"Kristallnacht" than I can cope with very quickly. So
it seemed best to post it, with Vera Meyer's permission, on the Facebook
page of JEWS - Jekkes Engaged Worldwide in Social Networking. I hope
that most GerSiggers will be able to read it there. Please come back to
me if you can't.

I've also sent an article with some comments and the same text to the
non-Jewish Anglo-German Family History Society, because I believe such
stories are worth publicising outside the Jewish bubble. They will
publish it in a future issue of their 'Mitteilungsblatt', which costs
only £3.50. As a member, I don't receive any money for my
contributions.

A brief childhood memory of "Kristallnacht" in Nurnberg by a member of
my family is also to be found in the autobiography of my American second
cousin Peter NEY, called 'Getting Here', published in 2009 by
iUniverse. I'm not in touch with him, but his book was available on
Amazon and maybe in American libraries.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@idnet.com


German SIG #Germany Re: "Kristallnacht", a personal memoir. #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

I have had far more requests for copies of my late father's memoir of
his experience on"Kristallnacht" than I can cope with very quickly. So
it seemed best to post it, with Vera Meyer's permission, on the Facebook
page of JEWS - Jekkes Engaged Worldwide in Social Networking. I hope
that most GerSiggers will be able to read it there. Please come back to
me if you can't.

I've also sent an article with some comments and the same text to the
non-Jewish Anglo-German Family History Society, because I believe such
stories are worth publicising outside the Jewish bubble. They will
publish it in a future issue of their 'Mitteilungsblatt', which costs
only £3.50. As a member, I don't receive any money for my
contributions.

A brief childhood memory of "Kristallnacht" in Nurnberg by a member of
my family is also to be found in the autobiography of my American second
cousin Peter NEY, called 'Getting Here', published in 2009 by
iUniverse. I'm not in touch with him, but his book was available on
Amazon and maybe in American libraries.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@idnet.com


Two films of interest to H-SIGGERS on Hungarian Jewish themes #hungary

erikagottfried53@...
 

Dear H-SIGGERS,

In case you you havent heard about this already, you should know that there are two new important and amazingly excellent films on Hungarian Jewish topics that you should know about, if you donâ??t already:

A feature film called 1945 ("On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople â?? suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning â?? expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.â??) See this link for a trailer https://www.menemshafilms.com/1945

And a documentary called, Keep Quiet. (â??As vice-president of Hungaryâ??s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials, and founded the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by a pro-Nazi group complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. But his life was soon upended when Szegediâ??s maternal grandparents were revealed to be Jewish and his beloved grandmother an Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her faith, fearing further persecution. Keep Quiet depicts Szegediâ??s three-year journey to embrace his newfound religion. But is his transformation genuine? Or does he simply have nowhere else to turn?â??)

See this link for a trailer https://www.kinolorber.com/film/keepquiet#press

1945, as you will see if you click on the link, is currently playing in New York City, but will also be playing at these locations throughout the country:

Starts November 17th
â?¢ Kew Gardens, NY - Kew Gardens Cinema
â?¢ Malverne, NY - Malverne Cinema
Starts November 24th
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle's Royal (Meet Director Ferenc TÃœrÃœkat Special Q&A's Opening Weekend in Los Angeles! (Details TBA))
â?¢ Encino, CA - Laemmle's Town Center
â?¢ Pasadena, CA - Laemmle's Playhouse
â?¢ Irvine, CA - Edwards Westpark 8
Starts December 1st
â?¢ Philadelphia, PA - Ritz at the Bourse
â??
Starts December 8th
â?¢ Claremont, CA - Laemmle's Claremont
â?¢ York, PA - Small Star Art House
â??
Starts February 16th
â?¢ Boca Raton, FL- Living Room Theaters
â?¢ Tamarac, FL - The Last Picture Show
â??
Starts March 3rd
â?¢ Waterville, ME - Railroad Square

Keep Quiet was released last year, so I donâ??t think itâ??s currently playing in theaters any more (pity, because the impact is so much greater when viewed in a movie theater), but DVDs can be obtained >from its distributor, Kino Lobber (see link above).

I urge you to see both films if at all possible; theyâ??re a significant addition to oneâ??s Hungarian Jewish knowledge. I know it sounds like Iâ??m on the films' publicity teams! I promise you, Iâ??m not. Itâ??s just that I found these films so moving, insightful, and thought-provoking, and learned so much >from them, Iâ??d have felt remiss if I didnâ??t let my fellow H-SIGGers know about the existence of these moving pictures.

Erika Gottfried

Teaneck, NJ

â?¢ Hungary: Braun Gottfried Klein Reinitz Rozinger Wasserman
â?¢ Latvia: Schwab, Kirsch, Maranofsky
â?¢ Lithuania: Grosbard, Schwab, Tevelson
â?¢ Slovakia: Gottfried
â?¢ Ukraine (Austrian Empire/Poland): Fischler


Call for Papers is Now Open for IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference -- August 5-10, 2018 #hungary

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference program committee is delighted to
announce that the Call for Papers is now open for the 38th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Warsaw,
Poland, >from Sunday, 5 August 2018, to Friday, 10 August 2018. This
gathering of Jewish genealogists >from around the world in a place of
historic import to our collective story will be memorable and should
not be missed! English will be the official language.

The conference will be held in a Warsaw convention-center hotel
-- walking distance to the city center -- with easy access to the
Nozyk synagogue, Kosher restaurants, and other Warsaw attractions such
as Mila 18, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zookeeper's villa. (Specific
hotel details will be announced soon.) The conference will be geared
towards Jewish genealogists who may or may not themselves have roots
in Poland. It will be held in close cooperation with the Polish State
Archives and may also attract archivists >from other countries as
speakers. Panel discussions, one-hour lectures, and shorter 30-minute
presentations are encouraged to be proposed in this Call for Papers.
There will also be a limited number of computer workshops -- if proposals
for them are received.

The Warsaw Conference will be co-hosted by the POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews and by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical
Institute of Warsaw, which may each provide speakers on topics closely
related to their respective institutions.

Please visit the conference website at <www.iajgs2018.org> in order to
access the Abstract Submission page. That page provides more detailed
information about what our Program Committee will be looking for in
their review of proposals. Papers may be submitted between now and
11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) 31 December, 2017.

Questions about the Call for Papers or other conference topics may be
addressed to <info@iajgs2018.org> or to the Program Committee at
<program@iajgs2018.org>; kindly do not reply to this e-mail address.

To keep up with news about the conference, please join our moderated
Facebook Group at <www.facebook.iajgs2018.org> or our moderated email
discussion list at <www.list.iajgs2018.org>.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals and to
greeting you in Warsaw next summer. We appreciate your help in
making this a remarkable event.

Dan Oren
JewishGen ListServ Liaison for the Program Committee
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference


Hungary SIG #Hungary Two films of interest to H-SIGGERS on Hungarian Jewish themes #hungary

erikagottfried53@...
 

Dear H-SIGGERS,

In case you you havent heard about this already, you should know that there are two new important and amazingly excellent films on Hungarian Jewish topics that you should know about, if you donâ??t already:

A feature film called 1945 ("On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople â?? suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning â?? expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.â??) See this link for a trailer https://www.menemshafilms.com/1945

And a documentary called, Keep Quiet. (â??As vice-president of Hungaryâ??s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials, and founded the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by a pro-Nazi group complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. But his life was soon upended when Szegediâ??s maternal grandparents were revealed to be Jewish and his beloved grandmother an Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her faith, fearing further persecution. Keep Quiet depicts Szegediâ??s three-year journey to embrace his newfound religion. But is his transformation genuine? Or does he simply have nowhere else to turn?â??)

See this link for a trailer https://www.kinolorber.com/film/keepquiet#press

1945, as you will see if you click on the link, is currently playing in New York City, but will also be playing at these locations throughout the country:

Starts November 17th
â?¢ Kew Gardens, NY - Kew Gardens Cinema
â?¢ Malverne, NY - Malverne Cinema
Starts November 24th
Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle's Royal (Meet Director Ferenc TÃœrÃœkat Special Q&A's Opening Weekend in Los Angeles! (Details TBA))
â?¢ Encino, CA - Laemmle's Town Center
â?¢ Pasadena, CA - Laemmle's Playhouse
â?¢ Irvine, CA - Edwards Westpark 8
Starts December 1st
â?¢ Philadelphia, PA - Ritz at the Bourse
â??
Starts December 8th
â?¢ Claremont, CA - Laemmle's Claremont
â?¢ York, PA - Small Star Art House
â??
Starts February 16th
â?¢ Boca Raton, FL- Living Room Theaters
â?¢ Tamarac, FL - The Last Picture Show
â??
Starts March 3rd
â?¢ Waterville, ME - Railroad Square

Keep Quiet was released last year, so I donâ??t think itâ??s currently playing in theaters any more (pity, because the impact is so much greater when viewed in a movie theater), but DVDs can be obtained >from its distributor, Kino Lobber (see link above).

I urge you to see both films if at all possible; theyâ??re a significant addition to oneâ??s Hungarian Jewish knowledge. I know it sounds like Iâ??m on the films' publicity teams! I promise you, Iâ??m not. Itâ??s just that I found these films so moving, insightful, and thought-provoking, and learned so much >from them, Iâ??d have felt remiss if I didnâ??t let my fellow H-SIGGers know about the existence of these moving pictures.

Erika Gottfried

Teaneck, NJ

â?¢ Hungary: Braun Gottfried Klein Reinitz Rozinger Wasserman
â?¢ Latvia: Schwab, Kirsch, Maranofsky
â?¢ Lithuania: Grosbard, Schwab, Tevelson
â?¢ Slovakia: Gottfried
â?¢ Ukraine (Austrian Empire/Poland): Fischler


Hungary SIG #Hungary Call for Papers is Now Open for IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference -- August 5-10, 2018 #hungary

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference program committee is delighted to
announce that the Call for Papers is now open for the 38th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Warsaw,
Poland, >from Sunday, 5 August 2018, to Friday, 10 August 2018. This
gathering of Jewish genealogists >from around the world in a place of
historic import to our collective story will be memorable and should
not be missed! English will be the official language.

The conference will be held in a Warsaw convention-center hotel
-- walking distance to the city center -- with easy access to the
Nozyk synagogue, Kosher restaurants, and other Warsaw attractions such
as Mila 18, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zookeeper's villa. (Specific
hotel details will be announced soon.) The conference will be geared
towards Jewish genealogists who may or may not themselves have roots
in Poland. It will be held in close cooperation with the Polish State
Archives and may also attract archivists >from other countries as
speakers. Panel discussions, one-hour lectures, and shorter 30-minute
presentations are encouraged to be proposed in this Call for Papers.
There will also be a limited number of computer workshops -- if proposals
for them are received.

The Warsaw Conference will be co-hosted by the POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews and by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical
Institute of Warsaw, which may each provide speakers on topics closely
related to their respective institutions.

Please visit the conference website at <www.iajgs2018.org> in order to
access the Abstract Submission page. That page provides more detailed
information about what our Program Committee will be looking for in
their review of proposals. Papers may be submitted between now and
11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) 31 December, 2017.

Questions about the Call for Papers or other conference topics may be
addressed to <info@iajgs2018.org> or to the Program Committee at
<program@iajgs2018.org>; kindly do not reply to this e-mail address.

To keep up with news about the conference, please join our moderated
Facebook Group at <www.facebook.iajgs2018.org> or our moderated email
discussion list at <www.list.iajgs2018.org>.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals and to
greeting you in Warsaw next summer. We appreciate your help in
making this a remarkable event.

Dan Oren
JewishGen ListServ Liaison for the Program Committee
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference


Re: New material in the Hungarian Databases #hungary

alexpmiller@...
 

I can see Sam Schleman smiling right now...

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:04 AM, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
H-SIG Digest for Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

1. New material in the Hungarian Databases

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: New material in the Hungarian Databases
From: ethnoca@yahoo.ca
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:56:40 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 1

I am happy to announce that we were able to make another large upload into the
Hungarian databases, over 16000 entries this time. Besides the smaller projects of
Fuzer [Abauj-Torna], Monok [Zemplen] and Kisszeben [Saros], we also have some
additional data for Aranyosmeggyes [Szatmar] and Papa [Veszprem]. But the most
substential additions are the long awaited civil birth records for Kassa for the
years 1895-1915, and the huge Nyitra project - births only for now, marriages and
deaths are being readied for the next upload. A great big thank you goes for
these to Peter Absolon and Henry Wellisch respectively.

I would also like to remind our SIG members that if the new material will help in
the progress of your research, you can show your appreciation by making a small
donation towards further acquisitions.

Sarah Feuerstein

JewishGen Hungarian Vital Records Coordinator

Moderator: Many thanks to Sarah who has done a marvelous job coordinating this
effort and painstakingly reviewing the transcribed records before they are uploaded.
Volunteers like Sarah and those who transcribe records are essential to our effort
to continue to provide an outstanding resource for those researching their Hungarian
Jewish families. I you are unable to help transcribe records, please consider a
donation to allow us to continue acquiring new images >from archives overseas.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: New material in the Hungarian Databases #hungary

alexpmiller@...
 

I can see Sam Schleman smiling right now...

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:04 AM, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
H-SIG Digest for Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

1. New material in the Hungarian Databases

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: New material in the Hungarian Databases
From: ethnoca@yahoo.ca
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:56:40 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 1

I am happy to announce that we were able to make another large upload into the
Hungarian databases, over 16000 entries this time. Besides the smaller projects of
Fuzer [Abauj-Torna], Monok [Zemplen] and Kisszeben [Saros], we also have some
additional data for Aranyosmeggyes [Szatmar] and Papa [Veszprem]. But the most
substential additions are the long awaited civil birth records for Kassa for the
years 1895-1915, and the huge Nyitra project - births only for now, marriages and
deaths are being readied for the next upload. A great big thank you goes for
these to Peter Absolon and Henry Wellisch respectively.

I would also like to remind our SIG members that if the new material will help in
the progress of your research, you can show your appreciation by making a small
donation towards further acquisitions.

Sarah Feuerstein

JewishGen Hungarian Vital Records Coordinator

Moderator: Many thanks to Sarah who has done a marvelous job coordinating this
effort and painstakingly reviewing the transcribed records before they are uploaded.
Volunteers like Sarah and those who transcribe records are essential to our effort
to continue to provide an outstanding resource for those researching their Hungarian
Jewish families. I you are unable to help transcribe records, please consider a
donation to allow us to continue acquiring new images >from archives overseas.


Call for Papers is Now Open for IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference -- August 5-10, 2018 #galicia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference program committee is delighted to
announce that the Call for Papers is now open for the 38th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Warsaw, Poland,
from Sunday, 5 August 2018, to Friday, 10 August 2018. This gathering of
Jewish genealogists >from around the world in a place of historic import to
our collective story will be memorable and should not be missed! English will
be the official language.

The conference will be held in a Warsaw convention-center hotel -- walking
distance to the city center -- with easy access to the Nozyk synagogue,
Kosher restaurants, and other Warsaw attractions such as Mila 18, the
Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zookeeper's villa. (Specific hotel details will be
announced soon.) The conference will be geared towards Jewish
genealogists who may or may not themselves have roots in Poland. It will be
held in close cooperation with the Polish State Archives and may also attract
archivists >from other countries as speakers. Panel discussions, one-hour
lectures, and shorter 30-minute presentations are encouraged to be
proposed in this Call for Papers. There will also be a limited number of
computer workshops -- if proposals for them are received.

The Warsaw Conference will be co-hosted by the POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews and by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical
Institute of Warsaw, which may each provide speakers on topics closely
related to their respective institutions.

Please visit the conference website at <www.iajgs2018.org> in order to
access the Abstract Submission page. That page provides more detailed
information about what our Program Committee will be looking for in
their review of proposals. Papers may be submitted between now and 11:59
pm (Central Standard Time) 31 December, 2017.

Questions about the Call for Papers or other conference topics may be
addressed to <info@iajgs2018.org> or to the Program Committee at
<program@iajgs2018.org>; kindly do not reply to this e-mail address.

To keep up with news about the conference, please join our moderated
Facebook Group at <www.facebook.iajgs2018.org> or our moderated email
discussion list at <www.list.iajgs2018.org>.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals and to greeting
you in Warsaw next summer. We appreciate your help in making this a
remarkable event.

Dan Oren
JewishGen ListServ Liaison for the Program Committee
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Call for Papers is Now Open for IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference -- August 5-10, 2018 #galicia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference program committee is delighted to
announce that the Call for Papers is now open for the 38th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Warsaw, Poland,
from Sunday, 5 August 2018, to Friday, 10 August 2018. This gathering of
Jewish genealogists >from around the world in a place of historic import to
our collective story will be memorable and should not be missed! English will
be the official language.

The conference will be held in a Warsaw convention-center hotel -- walking
distance to the city center -- with easy access to the Nozyk synagogue,
Kosher restaurants, and other Warsaw attractions such as Mila 18, the
Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zookeeper's villa. (Specific hotel details will be
announced soon.) The conference will be geared towards Jewish
genealogists who may or may not themselves have roots in Poland. It will be
held in close cooperation with the Polish State Archives and may also attract
archivists >from other countries as speakers. Panel discussions, one-hour
lectures, and shorter 30-minute presentations are encouraged to be
proposed in this Call for Papers. There will also be a limited number of
computer workshops -- if proposals for them are received.

The Warsaw Conference will be co-hosted by the POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews and by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical
Institute of Warsaw, which may each provide speakers on topics closely
related to their respective institutions.

Please visit the conference website at <www.iajgs2018.org> in order to
access the Abstract Submission page. That page provides more detailed
information about what our Program Committee will be looking for in
their review of proposals. Papers may be submitted between now and 11:59
pm (Central Standard Time) 31 December, 2017.

Questions about the Call for Papers or other conference topics may be
addressed to <info@iajgs2018.org> or to the Program Committee at
<program@iajgs2018.org>; kindly do not reply to this e-mail address.

To keep up with news about the conference, please join our moderated
Facebook Group at <www.facebook.iajgs2018.org> or our moderated email
discussion list at <www.list.iajgs2018.org>.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals and to greeting
you in Warsaw next summer. We appreciate your help in making this a
remarkable event.

Dan Oren
JewishGen ListServ Liaison for the Program Committee
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference

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