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Newspapers.com Free Access Through Valentines' Day Weekend

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Newspapsers.com, part of the Ancestry family of companies is offering FREE access on all newspapers through February 17, 2020 p.m. Mountain Time.  Registration is required. No credit card information is required, just name, email address and password. If you are an Ancestry subscriber you can use your Ancestry sign-in on Newspapers.com for this access. Fill in a keyword or name in the search field. If what or whom you are searching appears a new window opens with the links to that article. Click on the newspaper name/link.  When the newspaper article opens, on the top right there is a box “print/save”. You can save it to your computer.

 

To access the free site go to: https://go.newspapers.com/freeaccess

 

Following the free access period you will be able to view newspapers using a paid Newspapers.om subscription.

 

I have no affiliation with Newspapers.com nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: (Philippines) Jewish Soldiers Buried Under a Cross Mistake Fixed after 75 Years

E Feinstein
 

There are other organizations in the world that are changing the monuments of Jewish soldiers that fell in battle.  Believe it or not the Volksbund or German War Graves commission has been active in doing just that.
Here is a link to an article about one such soldier.  The Berlin Football Club Hertha was honoring its football / soccer players that fell in the Great War 1914-1918 when their preliminary field research--before their delegation visited the cemetery in France, they found out that one of their Jewish players Georg Löwenthal, had been buried under a Latin cross instead of the Jewish monument and yes they had it changed!

https://www.moz.de/nachrichten/brandenburg/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/1570143/

In France, the Rabbi Emeritus of Bordeaux, Rabbi Claude Maman has been active in the same cause, researching Jewish soldiers buried under crosses and having them replaced by Jewish grave markers.

https://www.chiourim.com/a-la-recherche-des-soldats-juifs-oublies-html/

If anyone is interested in Jewish soldiers they can please contact me.

All the best

Eric FEINSTEIN
New Jersey


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bruce Drake
 

Keila Yevreyski-Kremer is in a suffocating, overcrowded railroad car packed with Jews who are starving and in near-panic as the train heads to Treblinka. She stands up on tip-toe to look out a little narrow window to see the world she would soon have to leave forever. “The earth is covered with a thick layer of snow, shining against the light of the moon. In the wide white field stand little trees, set in rows, standing motionless in the stillness of the evening,” she writes. “The air is pure, transparent. A great wide world is around us; no one can be seen anywhere. And here in the car – what a contrast! Hundreds of people lie tossed about, without air, and are being led to the slaughter. “

“On the Road to Treblinka” is a chapter from the Yizkor book of Goniadz, Poland. It is a wrenching account of that train trip. But some of the doomed decide to try to jump from the train, one crying out: “Let's not lose courage. We'll never be too late for death. Let's go on running; when the train is moving let's jump through the window. I'll jump; who will come with me?”

Kremer was one of those who did: “And by jumping to my death I chanced to remain alive.”



Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK


(Philippines) Jewish Soldiers Buried Under a Cross Mistake Fixed after 75 Years

Joseph Hirschfield
 

This is from the Operation Benjamin website:


"The aim of Operation Benjamin is to locate Jewish personnel at American military cemeteries all over the world who, for various reasons, were buried under markers incorrectly representing their religion and heritage. Our mission is to correct these mistakes and provide, these many decades later, comfort to the families of the fallen. We work quietly and with dignity, without any cost to the families involved." 


Joe Hirschfield
Portage MI  USA
HIRSHFELD, BUXBAUM, LINDENBAUM, KARPEL-Glinyany, Skwarzawa, Selets, Novvy Yarychiv-GALICIA
MINOWITZKI, MINOWICKI, MINOFF-Brest Litovsk, Wysokoe-Litovsk-BELARUS


Re: (Philippines) Jewish Soldiers Buried Under a Cross Mistake Fixed after 75 Years

David Lewin
 

At 00:13 14/02/2020, Nicole Heymans wrote:

Jan Meisels Allen wrote:
Seventy-five years later a mistake has been
rectified: Jewish WW ll soldiers buried under a
cross are now buried under a Star of David
headstone at the Manila American Cemetery. This
is part of ongoing work of Operation Benjamin, a
non-profit organization which identifies
soldiers buried with the wrong religious
markers. It was coordinated with the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Thank you Jan for your post and the link to the
JPOST article about Operation Benjamin. This has given me ideas.

My maternal grandmother's brother was an
auxiliary doctor in the German army in WWI and
was killed in July 1918 in Northern France and
buried there under a cross. The story goes that
my ggfather, a very devout Jew, told the family
his son had been killed somewhere on the Eastern
front and his burial place was unknown. My
ggfather had a memorial stone set up on the
family grave in Weissensee cemetary, with an
epitaph describing his son as an
"unerschütterlich treue Deutscher" (an adamantly
faithful German) whose heart was in Israel.

Is Operation Benjamin restricted to American
soldiers killed in WWII? Does anything similar
exist for WWI and for participants in other armies?

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium


I have missed that report ! - May I learn how this reversion was achieved?

I am prompted by Nicole Heymans' response to ask another question.

Have you any knowledge of Half-Jews dying in
German military uniform while being forced to
slave labour in the infamous "Organisation Todt" ?

I am researching one such example about Richard
KAHN (1922 - 1944) who died "of natural causes" in Saint Maur, France.


David Lewin
London


Researching ORDANSKY from Lachowitz / Augustow / Suwalki

Ann Scher
 

I have found very limited information regarding the ORDANSKY family in my research thus far.

Gershen ORDANSKY (later ORDAN) b 1878 "Lachowitz"
m. Dora KAPLAN b 1882 in Augustow
emigrated about 1906 (after pogroms) to Rochester NY

- Where is "Lachowitz"? Belarus? Poland?
- Any suggestions for alternate spellings of ORDANSKY?
- Any hints?

Thank you.


MyHeritage Offering Free Access to Marriage Records For Valentine's Day Feb 14-18, 2020

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

My Heritage is offering FREE access to 446 million records from February 14-18, 2020  (they did not say which time zones based on past offers  let’s guess at Central Time Zone 11:59 PM  on February 18 for the cut-off date).


To search the marriage records go to:  https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-2020/marriage-divorce

 

Note: when you enter the name you are searching the results will be either an index or an abstract and not the actual record. Note: as the abstracts include at least the father of the groom and bride and some the mother’s name you can search on the parents’ names as well.

 

The free marriage collections at MyHeritage encompass 148 collections with a total of 446,036,567 records from all across the globe: the United States, England, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Canada, France, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ireland, Bolivia, Finland, Switzerland, India, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Columbia, Portugal, Belgium, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Austria, and many more

 

If you try to access records other than the marriage records listed as “free” for this promotion you will be invited to subscribe to MyHeritage.

 

To read more see: https://blog.myheritage.com/

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: (Philippines) Jewish Soldiers Buried Under a Cross Mistake Fixed after 75 Years

Nicole Heymans
 

Jan Meisels Allen wrote:
Seventy-five years later a mistake has been rectified: Jewish WW ll soldiers buried under a cross are now buried under a Star of David headstone at the Manila American Cemetery. This is part of ongoing work of Operation Benjamin, a non-profit organization which identifies soldiers buried with the wrong religious markers. It was coordinated with the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Thank you Jan for your post and the link to the JPOST article about Operation Benjamin. This has given me ideas.

My maternal grandmother's brother was an auxiliary doctor in the German army in WWI and was killed in July 1918 in Northern France and buried there under a cross. The story goes that my ggfather, a very devout Jew, told the family his son had been killed somewhere on the Eastern front and his burial place was unknown. My ggfather had a memorial stone set up on the family grave in Weissensee cemetary, with an epitaph describing his son as an "unerschütterlich treue Deutscher" (an adamantly faithful German) whose heart was in Israel.

Is Operation Benjamin restricted to American soldiers killed in WWII? Does anything similar exist for WWI and for participants in other armies?

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

 


Re: Location of town Fuchany, Roumania

Barbara Hershey
 

How about this?


FOCSANI, ROMANIA


Barbara Hershey
Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: IGRA

Sally Bruckheimer
 

We are genealogists. We all, or almost all, know IGRA in this mailing list is Israel's Genealogy group. Nobody thinks there is a meeting of tuberculosis tests or interferon.

If you want to refer to them, you need to say specifically why you are talking about interferon on a genealogy group.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


(Netherlands) Passenger List of the Holland America Line 1900-1920 Online on Open Archives

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Open Archives which is a Dutch genealogical website announced they have placed the passenger lists of the Holland-America Line 1900-1920 online.  Go to: https://www.openarch.nl/indexen/27/passagierslijsten-holland-amerika-lijn

Type in the name you are researching in the search box. You may not get the actual manifest but a listing of what is on the manifest. When you click on the manifest a list of passengers names appears. Click on the name you are searching then a new window appears with the source listed a passenger registers.

 

The Holland America Line (HAL) transported about one million Eastern Europeans t America from Rotterdam between 1880 and 1920.  The HAL had offices in Bulgaria, Latvia and Russia where tickets could be purchased for the train to Rotterdam, the boat to America.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


Re: Was Riga in the Pale of Settlement 1874? #latvia #lithuania

Marion Werle
 

Only Latgale (the eastern region of Latvia), which was part of Vitebsk hibernia, was part of the Pale. Riga was in the historical region known as Vidzeme.


RESEARCHES ABOUT SANIBELMAN BEILIN DAVIDSON

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Researches about ANIBELMAN BEILIN DAVIDSON 

Ladies and gentlemen,

I'm looking for the dates of death for the following people
Clara haia Hava SANIBELMAN married BEILIN born 05/15/1906 in TIGHINA (besserabia). In 1949, she lived in 12 rue Bessieres in Paris
LIpa Leopold BEILIN born 03/03/1893 in CZRIJA (russia).
Baruch Eliahu Boris DAVIDSON born on 16/11/1925 in JAFFA (or TEL AVIV). I don't know if he died in France or in Israel
Paul DAVIDSON born February 6, 1881 in Schachinki (RUSSIA). He has lived at 17 rue du cimetiere in ASNIERES with his wife and son Boris since 11/27/1944
Rebecca SCHLESSINGER marries DAVIDSON.

Thanking you very much for your help,


Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
saint maurice
(France)


Polish translation request #poland

Judy Silverman
 

This is a repost with the correct language identifier because to date I have received several comments but no translation of the Polish document.

I have posted on ViewMate what I believe to be the 1836 Laszczow marriage record between Zelig Josef Zuberman and Mala Lerch. I would appreciate a translation of the essentials.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78248

Please respond via the ViewMate form.

Thank you for your help.

Judy Zimmerman Silverman

 

Researching: CYMERMAN/ZIMMERMAN – Hrubieszów, Krylów, Laszczów, Volodymyr-Volyns'kyy

 


USHMM Exhibit Americans and the Holocaust Exhibition Coming to a City Near You

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) partnered with the American Library Association to tour their exhibit, American and the Holocaust. Starting in March 50 public and university libraries will display the exhibition that examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide.

 

To find a host library see: https://tinyurl.com/w4m6mm2

 

Original url:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/99354a56652bea70e92c4a4e3/files/3240ddad-2e38-4616-a238-952c5538b5d9/Americans_and_the_Holocaust_Tour_Schedule.pdf

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


The IAJGS 2020 Conference Registration is Now Open!

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego conference is proud to announce the opening of registration for our August 9-14, 2020, 40th anniversary conference and gala. Details about our conference can be found at www.iajgs2020.org including the link to conference and hotel registration.  

Before registration, please become familiar with the Registration Overview, especially regarding the Cancellation Policy.

Be sure to sign up for our members only Facebook Group to keep up with all the IAJGS conference announcements. It is called "IAJGS Conference Discussions"  Don't like Facebook? No problem! Then join our ListServe via our website.



Location of town Fuchany, Roumania

joanmattson@...
 

My uncle Samuel Harris Groper (occasionally spelled Gropper) lists his birthdate and place of birth as 22 May 1899 at Fuchany, Roumania in his 1918 US Naturalization Petition. As this a script (not typed) entry, I may be misinterpreting the "n" in Fuchany.  I have been unable to locate a town or region in Romania with anything similar to this name.  And since he left Romania at a very young age (~age 5) I realize that he may spelling the name phonetically. 

Can anyone help me find his birthplace in Romania? His parents were Max Gropper (from a farm somewhere in northeastern Romania) and Annie Cohen (from Dorohoi, Romania). 

Gratefully,
Joan Mattson (USA)


(Philippines) Jewish Soldiers Buried Under a Cross Mistake Fixed after 75 Years

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Seventy-five years later a mistake has been rectified: Jewish WW ll soldiers buried under a cross are now buried under a Star of David headstone at the Manila American Cemetery. This is part of ongoing work of Operation Benjamin, a non-profit organization which identifies soldiers buried with the wrong religious markers. It was coordinated with the American Battle Monuments Commission.

 

The five soldiers gravesites are:

Private Allan C. Franken

Private Louis Wolf

Private Arthur Waldman

Lieutenant Robert S. Fink

Sergeant Jack Gilbert


To learn more about Operation Benjamin see:

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Jewish-soldiers-buried-under-a-cross-mistake-fixed-75-years-later-617437

 

Thank you to Rose Feldman, Israel Genealogy Research Association for sharing the information.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Resolving a town problem in area of Podolia / Bessarabia / Bukovina for ROSENTHAL #bessarabia #ukraine

Steve Stein
 

I've had a long-standing "brick wall" issue that I'm trying to resolve once and for all. I have been unable to determine for certainty exactly where my father-in-law's family came from. I apologize in advance for the long-windedness but I don’t want to get suggestions to find documents I already have - manifests, censuses, declarations, petitions, death records.

 

There are five family members - parents and three children - who all travelled to the US separately except for the mother and the younger son who travelled together. Here's what the documents indicate:

 

  • father, Melich ROSENTHAL, travelled from Hamburg to NY in September 1903. I am pretty sure but not 100% that this is the right manifest, but it is the most reasonable one I could find. The town on the Hamburg list looks like Lubkow (and he is Russian), on the NY arrival list it looks like Lublow. The age is about right, the year of immigration agrees with the 1910 census, and his given name is distinctive (short for Elimelech). He was not naturalized. I can't find any town name remotely resembling either Lublow or Lubkow in this general area.

  • son, Hirsch ROSENTHAL, travelled from Bremen in December 1903 to NY. I am pretty sure but not 100% that this is the right manifest, but the most reasonable one I could find. He lists the town of residence as Chotin, which I assume is Khotyn, Ukraine (was Bessarabia). However, on his petition he lists "Podalsky" which is not a town. Note that Kamenets-Podolsky is only a few miles from Khotyn, across the boundary between Bessarabia and Podolia. Mogilev-Podolsky is considerably farther away (see below). The months on the manifest vs. the petition do not agree, but the ship (Chemnitz) and the year do, and the ship did not arrive during the month claimed on the petition. All other facts seem to agree. His WW I draft record does not indicate a place of birth, nor does the death certificate (none of them do). Hirsch was born about 1885.

  • mother, Ite ROSENTHAL, and son Boruch ROSENTHAL, travelled from Rotterdam to NY in May 1906. This is the right manifest, based on the go-to person being M. ROSENTHAL at the right address. The last town of residence is Czernovitz, which may be the larger city Bukovina Czernovitz, but is probably the much smaller Podolia Czernovitz, or "Kleine Czernovitz"; the former was in Austria-Hungary at the time, the latter in Russia. On Ben/Boruch's petition he indicates Czernovitz as the town of birth; on his WW I draft record, which I assume is correct because he has the same address as MARKINSON, he says he was born in Mogilev-Podolski, which is near both Podolia Czernovitz as well as Yampil (see below). Ite (Ida) was not naturalized. Boruch was born about 1890. Ben later adopted the surname ROSE.

  • daughter, Dobre ROSENTHAL MARKINSON and her husband Abram travelled from Antwerp in September 1907. This is the right manifest, based on the go-to person, father-in-law Meil. ROSENTHAL. The last town of residence is hard to read, but the person left behind is his father in Czernovitz. Abram's brother, who arrived 2 months later, lists Sekwriany (probably Sokyryany, Bessarabia) as his last town of residence. The Abram manifest indicates that both towns of birth are Yampoli (Yampil, Podolia?), but Abram's petition indicates that he was born in Czernovitz (though I don't really care where he was born, only she). Dobre (Dora) was born about 1887.
 
  • "uncle" Abraham BRECHMAN appears to have arrived in May 1901 in NY. His last residence is listed as "Moluw" which could be Mogilev (Podolski).

 

I am looking for any suggestions on how to resolve the apparent contradictions regarding these places - Czernovitz vs. Czernovitz, "Podalsky," Moluw, conflicting places of birth and residence among the family members, and the whereabouts of Lubkow. For the last item, I've used both the Town Finder and Gazetteer in numerous permutations with no success, and the vital records from the area seem to be spotty. The Family Finder does not have many ROSENTHALs in any of these places. My late father-in-law Bernard ROSENTHAL, son of Hirsch / Harry, had no tradition of where the family was from, as also any other descendants of the three siblings. I know of no other sibling or other relatives of the parents that might help narrow down the search. FWIW, the ROSENTHAL men were Cohanim, in case you thought your ROSENTHALs were related. TIA.

 

Steve Stein

Highland Park, NJ


Conference Registration is Now Open!

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego conference is proud to announce the opening
of registration for our August 9-14, 2020, 40th anniversary conference
and gala. Details about our conference can be found at www.iajgs2020.org
including the link to conference and hotel registration.

Before registration, please become familiar with the Registration
Overview, especially regarding the Cancellation Policy.

Be sure to sign up for our members only Facebook Group to keep up with
all the IAJGS conference announcements. It is called "IAJGS Conference
Discussions" Don't like Facebook? No problem! Then join our ListServe
via our website.

Chuck Weinstein
Conference Communications Director
chuck1@...