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Miriam Kaminski, Neeman/Konstantin Kaminski from Poland, Grodno or Dvinsk #poland #belarus

Anastasiia Petrovskaia-Kaminskaia <tonx2012@...>
 

Hello.
My name is Anastasiia Petrovskaia-Kaminskaia. I'm looking for any information about my Jewish ancestors.
 
Let me briefly tell my family story. My great-great-grandma Miriam Kaminska (is supposed to be born in 1868) had been living in Poland in the early 1900s with her husband Neeman/Nahman/Konstantin Kaminski and at least two daughters, Olga/Golda (born in 1905) and Milena/Milah/Ludmila Kaminska (born in 1907). Also, probably, they had had two sons: the oldest child Abraham Kaminski and Isaak/Izrail/Nikolay who was the youngest child. The head of the family had a shoe shop.
 
At 1915 Miriam and children ran from Poland to Dvinsk (sisters had been studying at the local Jewish school, which one - have no idea but I very curious) at first and to Grodno then.
At 1918 family situated in Ukraine where Miriam left her children in the orphanage, worked as a Red Cross' nurse and then died because of typhoid in (probably) Borschagovka that's the place in Kyiv. Sisters had got married, the oldest boy died, the youngest boy was admitted to the Moscow university and had stayed in Russia.
 
During WWII Golda/Olga had been pretending to be Polish in Lviv and that's why survived. Milah with her children (including my 1 y.o. grandma) ran to the Ural where she died in the 80s.
 
Milah had been refusing to tell her Jewish family history to her grandson, my father, and told her daughter, my grandma, to keep silent as well. We know something about our family from Golda/Olga Kaminska's offspring, they know little though too.
 
I have Miriam's and Milah's photos. Also, our family's surname may be Steinman as it one of the possible translations of "Kaminski".

I will be very grateful if you share with me your thoughts about where I can look for information about my ancestors.
And one more moment, I'm from Russia so I can't go straight to Ukraine because of things that my government has done  😒


Re: Retrieving German Citizenship

JimG
 

Rochelle,

Members of this UK-based organization have expertise in the practical aspects of German citizenship restoration:

I suggest that Rebecca contact them.
Best of luck,
Jim Gelbort 


JGS of Washington State invites you to a free program on Monday evening, 3/9/20: “Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape” presented by Ron Arons

Karen Campbell
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State invites you to a free program,
"Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape"
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2 questions about research while traveling to Israel

Elise Miller
 

Is there a central source for finding the gravesites of ancestors who I know are buried in Israel?

Can I do research about the fate of family members who were in Romania and Hungary during the Holocaust at Yad Vashem or elsewhere in Israel?
Thanks you for any information about these queries.

Thank you for your help!
Elise Frances Miller
San Mateo, CA
elisefmiller@...


Re: Another cause of death question

jbonline1111@...
 

I too think Barbara is correct.  I saw impacted bowels many times with one of my medical social work clients, who fortunately survived. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: An email from South Africa seeking Shoa information on my aunt

jbonline1111@...
 

I would want to know why he wants to post your aunt's testimony on his FB page.  As she is not his relative, this seems unusual to me, at the very least. I would proceed cautiously, if at all, given the frequency with which the accounts of real people are cloned or otherwise misappropriated.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

Valentin Lupu
 

The town name Walladuk is probably misread. The first capital letter may be M (like in the handwritten Shoe Maker, May 25, Married,....).
The closest match I found is Malachovka (could d be ch?). One place is in Ukraine(near Kiev), another one near Moscow.
The Ellis Island manifest may not be the right one. Solomon's profession in this manifest is "tailor", not shoe maker.
Valentin Lupu
Israel


Re: searching for information on family of Jake (Yankel) MUSHKAT

jbonline1111@...
 

Thank you to those who wrote me publicly and privately, especially Johanna Becker who researched Mr. Mushkat for me.  

Many wrote me to suggest possible reasons he left my father and avenues of research.  These pretty much followed the lines that I had already assumed.  I am grateful for the time each of you spent considering the situation.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Recommendations for research at the Polish State Archives in Warsaw

jorgerotstein@...
 

Hi Rebecca,

I will travel in june, and would be interesting to visit the Polish State Archives in Warsow, so, in case someone writes to you pls forward the reply also to me please.

Thks,

Diana Kraushaar


Re: Retrieving German Citizenship

Michael Sharp
 

Try searching on jri-poland



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-------- Original message --------
From: Rochelle Gershenow <rpgersh@...>
Date: 19/02/2020 15:59 (GMT+00:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Retrieving German Citizenship

I am writing for a friend, Rebecca, who is trying to recover the German citizenship that was stripped from her Grandmother by the Nazi citizenship laws.  Rebecca is of Jewish descent on her mother's side.

 

Rebecca has visited Germany and has gotten most of the basic documents. Her Grandmother, Ida Seigheim, was born 6/28/1887 in Georgenheim bei Tamowitz Oberschleisen, Germany to Bertha Berliner (b. 1841 Oppeln Oberschleisen, Germany – now Opole,, Poland) and Eugen Seigheim (b. 1840 Oppeln).  Ida  married Dr Ernst Freudenburg on May 23, 1910 in Munich.  Ernst was the Director of the pediatric hospital In Marburg.  A 1933 law said that any Aryan married to a Non-Aryan could no longer serve as a state employee.  Being  forced to leave his position, the family left Germany in 1938 for Basel after paying the Jewish departure tax. 

 

In 2017, Germany passed a law authorizing the descendants of Germans who were deprived of their citizenship because of religion to apply to have that citizenship reinstated.  Rebecca has been working to prove that her grandmother was in fact a German citizen and that she was Jewish.  Ida’s birth certificate proves that she was a German citizen but does not mention her religion.  Her marriage certificate states her religion as "..braischer".  Apparently the first two letters" He" were cropped in making the copy and the German authorities say that is not enough.  Her grandmother’s parents were both Jewish and were members of the Neue Synagogue in Opplen Germany, now Opole Poland.

 

Any suggestions on how Rebecca can prove that her grandmother was Jewish or on how she can get copies of German documents from Poland.

 

Rochelle Gershenow

Connecticut

 


Re: Find Court records in Hungary

Toivykahan@...
 

i did search on there didn't find anything 
is there more places to search?


Re: Another cause of death question

Elise Cundiff
 

Barbara is correct.  Definitely fatal without rapid & successful surgery.


Re: Cemetery help at La Tablada, Buenos Aires

Carol Jaffe
 

I also have a family member there and the cemetery sent me a couple of photos.  Since the stone is flat the weather really worn in down but I can see her name faintly.

Carol Jaffe, Clearwater, FL


Retrieving German Citizenship

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am writing for a friend, Rebecca, who is trying to recover the German citizenship that was stripped from her Grandmother by the Nazi citizenship laws.  Rebecca is of Jewish descent on her mother's side.

 

Rebecca has visited Germany and has gotten most of the basic documents. Her Grandmother, Ida Seigheim, was born 6/28/1887 in Georgenheim bei Tamowitz Oberschleisen, Germany to Bertha Berliner (b. 1841 Oppeln Oberschleisen, Germany – now Opole,, Poland) and Eugen Seigheim (b. 1840 Oppeln).  Ida  married Dr Ernst Freudenburg on May 23, 1910 in Munich.  Ernst was the Director of the pediatric hospital In Marburg.  A 1933 law said that any Aryan married to a Non-Aryan could no longer serve as a state employee.  Being  forced to leave his position, the family left Germany in 1938 for Basel after paying the Jewish departure tax. 

 

In 2017, Germany passed a law authorizing the descendants of Germans who were deprived of their citizenship because of religion to apply to have that citizenship reinstated.  Rebecca has been working to prove that her grandmother was in fact a German citizen and that she was Jewish.  Ida’s birth certificate proves that she was a German citizen but does not mention her religion.  Her marriage certificate states her religion as "..braischer".  Apparently the first two letters" He" were cropped in making the copy and the German authorities say that is not enough.  Her grandmother’s parents were both Jewish and were members of the Neue Synagogue in Opplen Germany, now Opole Poland.

 

Any suggestions on how Rebecca can prove that her grandmother was Jewish or on how she can get copies of German documents from Poland.

 

Rochelle Gershenow

Connecticut

 


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

pands07@...
 

There is no "W" in Cyrillic.  I would suggest checking Polish, Lithuanian, or Latvian sources.

A. Bushkin


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

Alla Aizenberg <allaaiz@...>
 

…not sure, whom do I reply yet. 
to main@... or to the original sender only, or both…

so I am resending and including the latter... 

On Feb 19, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Alla Aizenberg <allaaiz@...> wrote:

About Link 2: I checked a few Russian genealogy sites… Could not find any location that would remotely resemble “Walls…” (with a different variation of the spelling for the second part of the word). Maybe the location in one of the Soviet Republics? At the time of the Soviet Union people tend to write Russia as a location, rather then refer to the actual republic name… 

As to Link 1, it is very hard to read…
Sorry...

On Feb 18, 2020, at 7:45 PM, nr1teachers@... wrote:

As many of you may know, us Jews come from "Russia" and Russia was a big place now scattered into many countries.  Unfortunately, I have a document from a family member, and I have been unable to identify where he was born.  The city appears unreadable to me.  There 2 links are documents I am 100% certain belong to him.

Link 1 Photo is marriage license.  His name was Solomon Sherman and he married Sophie Carp (originally Krupnik) in 1916.  Solomon lists his parents as Morris Sherman and Ida Hoffman.  I am told his Morris might have been called (Moshe or similar spelling).  I see on Ancestry that Sherman has several variations (Szerman, Sherman, etc)

Link 2 Photo is Solomon Sherman's registration card.  The city where he was born appears to not exist or be illegible aside from Russia.  This is where I need your help!  Where was Solomon Sherman Born? Link High Resolution Registration Card



<Marriage.jpg>
<solomomshermanww1.jpg>

The 1920 Census lists Solomon Sherman arriving in the USA in 1913 and Russian.  Profession Shoe Maker.  Below are "Speculative" Documents I found at Ellis Island Website that May or May Not be him!  Have yet to find documents corroborating the Parents of this Solomon Sherman.

<Solomon Ship.jpg><Ship2.jpg><Ship1.jpg><Adriatic.jpg>



<Adriatic.jpg><Ship1.jpg><Ship2.jpg><Solomon Ship.jpg>



Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

allaaiz@...
 

About Link 2: I checked a few Russian genealogy sites… Could not find any location that would remotely resemble “Walls…” (with a different variation of the spelling for the second part of the word). Maybe the location in one of the Soviet Republics? At the time of the Soviet Union people tend to write Russia as a location, rather then refer to the actual republic name… 

As to Link 1, it is very hard to read…
Sorry...

On Feb 18, 2020, at 7:45 PM, nr1teachers@... wrote:

As many of you may know, us Jews come from "Russia" and Russia was a big place now scattered into many countries.  Unfortunately, I have a document from a family member, and I have been unable to identify where he was born.  The city appears unreadable to me.  There 2 links are documents I am 100% certain belong to him.

Link 1 Photo is marriage license.  His name was Solomon Sherman and he married Sophie Carp (originally Krupnik) in 1916.  Solomon lists his parents as Morris Sherman and Ida Hoffman.  I am told his Morris might have been called (Moshe or similar spelling).  I see on Ancestry that Sherman has several variations (Szerman, Sherman, etc)

Link 2 Photo is Solomon Sherman's registration card.  The city where he was born appears to not exist or be illegible aside from Russia.  This is where I need your help!  Where was Solomon Sherman Born? Link High Resolution Registration Card



<Marriage.jpg>
<solomomshermanww1.jpg>

The 1920 Census lists Solomon Sherman arriving in the USA in 1913 and Russian.  Profession Shoe Maker.  Below are "Speculative" Documents I found at Ellis Island Website that May or May Not be him!  Have yet to find documents corroborating the Parents of this Solomon Sherman.

<Solomon Ship.jpg><Ship2.jpg><Ship1.jpg><Adriatic.jpg>



<Adriatic.jpg><Ship1.jpg><Ship2.jpg><Solomon Ship.jpg>


Re: An email from South Africa seeking Shoa information on my aunt

Michael Hoffman
 

I would treat this request with the utmost suspicion.
Be careful.

Michael Hoffman 

Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK


Re: Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general

Michael Hoffman
 

The only Solomon Sherman born in Leeds, UK is the following born in 1893
see  
SHERMAN, SOLOMON     SLAVOFFSKI  
GRO Reference: 1893  J Quarter in LEEDS  Volume 09B  Page 482
 
The mothers family name is SLAVOFFSKI 


Strike breaker Henoch KATZ

Tania Kac
 

Seeking information on Henoch KAC (KATZ) (prob. born between 1860-1880) who came to the US between 1904-1915 from Hoshcha (Hoszcza/Goshcha), Ukraine. He died crossing picket line--he probably didn’t know the language enough to know not to cross it. Per family lore, this happened in/around Boston and widow received compensation back home Family in Europe did not immigrate to the US. Henoch may have stayed with brother-in-law and sister-in-law. The maiden name of the sister-in-Law was Zeigermakher. Possible connection to a Max Nathan Silberman. I can't find strike, insurance company, union involved, death record or burial place. Any help or hints would be appreciated.

Thank you!
Tania Kac
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
tania@...