Re: Kalmen KAPLANSKY - Canadian politican/human rights activist


The bookstore was open in the early 1940s

Re: CONVOY 68 OF FEBRUARY 10th 1944 FROM DRANCY TO AUSCHWITZ #france #holocaust



My aunt, Sarah Mazour was in the convoi 68 of February 10th 1945. 


Re: Where is Arszana in pre-WW II Poland? #poland

Alexander Sharon

Well, looks like this is a misinterpreted name of Poland’s capital Warszawa.


Alexander Sharon

Calgary, Ab

Re: Family name and town #lithuania

Susan J. Gordon

There is a writer named Janice Aronofsky who lives, I think, in Arizona. Her website is

Good Luck!

BIALAZURKER (Hungary, Zbaraz)
LEMPERT ( Skalat)

Re: Carol Skydell z"l #JewishGenUpdates

Hank Mishkoff

Oh my, Carol was the first person with whom I worked closely when I started doing volunteer work for JewishGen all those decades ago. According to my archives, my first email from Carol was in June of 1999, when she asked me to develop something that now seems to be called the Wall of Honor -- which, I notice, dates back to September 1999. She was ALWAYS an absolute pleasure to work with, and she was always the first person to whom I'd turn to grouse about problems I might be having dealing with other people. She was unrelentingly cheerful, professional, and helpful. I haven't exchanged notes with her for some time, but now that she's gone I miss her just the same.

Re: Family name and town #lithuania

Paula Eisenstein Baker

Here is an example of a reply that would be better addressed to the sender of the question (rather than to the group):

"You can also try Lithuania, where Kaunas/Kovno is.”

I, a reader, do not know what the question was. Maybe I don’t care, but maybe—given that I have ancestry from near Kovno—this answer might be useful to me IF I knew what the question was!

May I suggest that it would be useful, when submitting a reply like that, for the writer either to address the sender privately OR to include the original question?

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX

virtual conference - March 29

Janette Silverman

Many of you are familiar with the Limmud model of learning, spanning the diversity that is 21st century Judaism, across the globe. To make sure that we maintain social distances and yet also maintain community, Limmud North America is hosting a virtual conference on Sunday, 29 March 2020 from noon- 5 PM Eastern Daylight time. There will be more than 50 sessions offered in 1 hour blocks covering a spectrum of Jewish thought, history, literature, current events, and, yes genealogy. To see more and register go to

I look forward to "seeing" many of you there.
Janette Silverman
Salt Lake City and Phoenix

Need assistance getting three vital records from Berlin #germany

Ruth Clarke

Is there anyone our there with access to Marriage and/or Birth records from Berlin Germany.

I would be looking for two marriage records of jewish survivors which occurred in a DP camp in Berlin, the first occurring in 1945, the second ca. 1947.   I don't know the name of the DP camp but is was in Schlachtenee.   Also looked for a 1946 birth record from same.

I am assuming, of course, that the marriages and births of Jewish DP survivors were registered.

Re: Online Meetings

Sarah L Meyer

I too would appreciate this.  However professionally, I do know that there are charges for webinars.  It would depend upon the meeting.  Maybe if you belonged to saya JGS, your membership would include all that JGS webinars and perhaps there could be reciprocal webinars.  Then perhaps a small charge ($10 or so) for those of us who don't belong to any JGS due to distance - or create a virtual JGS with an annual fee such as the $50 for a year of Legacy webinars.  If the webinar was not recorded or even if it was but no one could get the handouts (you have to take notes) perhaps that would protect the speakers.

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

Re: CONVOY 68 OF FEBRUARY 10th 1944 FROM DRANCY TO AUSCHWITZ #france #holocaust

Jerry Krassner

I have a relative from this convoy- Maurice Jagodzinski. He was my first cousin once removed. BTW- the email for Hess ("over quota") and Fride ("invalid recipient") failed.- Jerry Krassner

Re: New Mailing List Format

Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan

Re: New Mailing List Format A hashtag is a term immediately prefixed with a # (hashsign), like #this.

[Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan, Har Adar, Israel]

Re: Jaffa 1903

Rose Feldman

Your family probably changed boats. Maybe in France. It was the time of the Ottoman Empire in Eretz Israel and our society has yet to see any documents of ships sailing from here. I do suggest you try a search of our collection which has some documents going back to the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. They may have had documents from one of the foreign consulates here.

Good luck,

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Help us index more records at

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Re: New Mailing List Format

Andreas Schwab

Add a hashtag referring to the country you are interested in to your topic/subject. For example, it you are member of GerSIG (German SIG), you add the hashtag #Germany. 
You can then select the postings refering to Germany by selecting "#Germany" frpm the Hashtags pulldown menu on the Messages page.

Re: Looking for descendants of Iosef Blaufstein (sp.) from Biala Rawska, lived in Israel

Valentin Lupu

Shalom Alberto,
The 75 testimonies found at Yad Vashem were submitted by at least 5 different people with the same name, Yosef Blaustein (Blustein and similar variations).
Most of them are about a large family from Lodz (by Yosef from Holon), There other testimonies about families from Staszow, Rowne, Warsaw and other places in Russia. There is no testimony related to Biala Rawska.
Valentin Lupu

Re: Online Meetings

ingrid rockberger

I understand what Ava is saying – of course it would have to be done with agreement of society and speaker. I was only thinking if a society is streaming a presentation ‘live’ to its members and/or community, they could put a link on this discussion group to enable others to join. Again, of course with full agreement of the speaker.

As to the point about an honorarium, here in Israel, in our society, all speakers are volunteers and do not charge for speaking to our groups, so maybe that is why I did not consider this point.

It was just a thought.

Keep well everyone.

Ingrid Rockberger

Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

David Seldner

Unofrtunately, there is one sentence I do not really understand. What I read is

Lieber Kusin,

ich verständige dich, dass ich bin jetzt befreit geworden  Bitte wenn möglich meine Angehörige zu verständigen. In gleich mich wieder verständigen. Dein Bruder David ist auch frei.


Dear cousin,
I inform you that I am now liberated and I ask you to inform my relatives if possible. Inform me again immediately (?). Your brother David is also free.
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany

Re: Olam Hafuch in English by Abraham Catalano (1631)

David Lewin

At 20:09 18/03/2020, Chaim Luria wrote:
I would like to find an English translation of the Hebrew manuscript Olam Hafuch by Abraham Catalano (1631)
Chaim Luria

Have a look at

David Lewin

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at and at

Where is Arszana in pre-WW II Poland? #poland

Vernon Kronenberg

I have a US death notice saying that Stefan Kronenberg was born in Arszana, Poland in 1915.
I can't locate Arszana on Google maps, apart from a medical clinic of that name in present day Wroclaw.
Can anybody enlighten me, please. I would have thought it was close to Warsaw.

Re: Kalmen KAPLANSKY - Canadian politican/human rights activist


The only thing I remember as someone who grew up in Montreal is that there was a Kaplansky Judaica bookstore on Park Avenue not far from Villeneuve. It was pretty well known, it was around in the 1960s, perhaps earlier and later. Best of luck in your research! Fruma Mohrer

Isaac E. Mozeson son of Rabbi Leon Mozeson

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with Isaac or a family member concerning the
Teitelbaum-Biderman ancestry

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