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Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Max Heffler
 

Bruce,

Thanks for the reminder! I had the honor and privilege of creating web pages for that book.

 

Max Heffler

 

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Subject: [JewishGen.org] This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks

 

“The epidemic was halted thanks to the supervisory efforts of the authorities over hygiene and meticulous cleanliness, as well as to the fact that no person was permitted to travel from city to city without an examination and a shot against disease.”

How familiar does this sound now? This excerpt from the Yizkor book of Zawiercie, Poland goes beyond the title of the chapter, “The Sanitation Situation in the City.” Sanitation was an obvious place for the excerpt to start given that poorer people did not have he kind of access to good hygiene practices as the well-off, and that sewage often poured in the streets. But the chapter goes on to describe how women in childbirth were cared for (“It was a fact that a Jewish woman never gave birth in a hospital”), remedies against the “evil eye” and the power of incantations.

 

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2944104735611662?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD

 

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

Towns: Kovel, Wojnilow

 


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Polish Jewish Holocaust Survivors: Lübeck #holocaust #poland

Lande
 

At the end of WWII while Jewish survivors were gathered at various locations in Germany and Austria they often attempted to contact relatives/friends in other countries to facilitate emigration.  This unusual database identifies 155 Polish Jewish survivors located in Lübeck, Germany in 1948.   It is unusual in that it includes the names/addresses of the persons they were seeking to contact around the world.  For example, Szyja Kanarek, born January 6, 1910 in Dabrowa, is seeking to establish contact with S. Kanarek in New York (no further address).
While the list has been sent for posting to Jewishgen, JRI and IGRA, I do not know when they will appear on these sites.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.
 


Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

ealevy77@...
 

Everyone has good advice but one vital piece of advice is to label the back of every picture now. Assuming you will save the pictures, as everyone here has advised you to do so, someday someone will find these photos and if they are not labeled they will not have any meaning.
 
 my great-great uncle died leaving tens of family albums. A friend generously offered to bring them to me from Sweden but, for weight reasons oh, she took them out of the albums. I received a 16 kilo suitcase filled with photographs, the majority of which had no labels! it took me a year to find out who most are but  I am still left with many beautiful old photographs of people I don't know.


Belarus - looking for Abraham Jacob Brisker or Bricker #belarus

lauriebricker@...
 

I am Laurie Bricker, and with the incredible help of Jewish Gen, I located my family in Alsace Lorraine several years ago. I am looking for my husband's family who lived in the Minsk region. My husband's name is Alan Jeffrey Bricker, and we live in Houston, Texas.


Ida ROSENBAUM FISCHER of Witten Germany #germany

norman foster <mfn1927@...>
 

I believe she is my G'Grandmother on the Fischer side of my family.  
I would like details/of her birth, parents, siblings, marriage, death.
I have emailed the Witten offices but have not received a response yet. .

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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

Bruce Drake
 

“The epidemic was halted thanks to the supervisory efforts of the authorities over hygiene and meticulous cleanliness, as well as to the fact that no person was permitted to travel from city to city without an examination and a shot against disease.”

How familiar does this sound now? This excerpt from the Yizkor book of Zawiercie, Poland goes beyond the title of the chapter, “The Sanitation Situation in the City.” Sanitation was an obvious place for the excerpt to start given that poorer people did not have he kind of access to good hygiene practices as the well-off, and that sewage often poured in the streets. But the chapter goes on to describe how women in childbirth were cared for (“It was a fact that a Jewish woman never gave birth in a hospital”), remedies against the “evil eye” and the power of incantations.

 

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2944104735611662?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD

 

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

Towns: Kovel, Wojnilow

 


Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine photo #usa

Bruce Drake
 


Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine photo #usa

Bruce Drake
 

It's in the digitized New York Public Library collection. I wish I could remember the search terms I used to find it, but it was long ago.


Re: identify cemetery from statues in photo? #romania

Max Heffler
 

Dan Jurca: Dan_j777@...

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of V Silver via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:20 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] identify #cemetery from statues in photo? #romania

 

Max,
Thank you so much for such a deep analysis.
I did get the answer from someone. Indeed, not a cemetery at all.
The Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the 1939 Worlds Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona, NY
https://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/zone-2/jewish_palistine.htm

Since I likely have family buried in one of the cemeteries mentioned, I would be very interested in having the name of your contact and for Mr. Iordache in Botosani.
Is it possible to search Romanian cemetery records online or by email? (I assume not in English). As I'm new to these pages, I haven't yet researched this topic which is surely covered in depth.
Thank you again for your kind help.
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Valerie Silver

 


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

N. Summers
 

Hi Victoria,

Thank you for this tip about photographing old photos. I have one or two that are quite fragile, and your suggestions will be particularly helpful for these. Now if I can just pry the camera out of my hubby's hands...

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)


Re: Finding family in Hungary #hungary

Judy Petersen
 

There are many resources for researching Hungary.  But you need to provide more information in order for us to direct you to the appropriate resources.
What resources have you already consulted?  Have you searched on JewishGen?  Their Hungary database is quite extensive.  Do you know what towns your family is from?  What are your goals?  Are you trying to trace linearly back in time, or are you looking at side branches as well?  Have you registered your names and towns on the JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder)? The answers to all of these questions will help us to guide you in your research.


Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

N. Summers
 

Tracy, thank you so very much for this mini-tutorial on how to deal with old photographs. They are precious to me, and have provided valuable info from scrawled notes and dates. Just seeing the original  handwriting of my relatives brings tears to my eyes and holding the photos that they had in their hands is priceless.

And now I know how to scan them to improve my ability to enlarge and examine detalils. many thanks

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)


HELEN LOWEY and ZIEGLER-DANNHIRSCH #general

Carol Jean Weightman
 

I am looking for descendants of Sabina DANNHIRSCH-ZIEGLER or ZIEGLER-DANNHIRSCH, born in Lviv in 1882.

Sabina’s name at birth was Szajndel Lea Prager.

Helen Lowey of Henley Road, New York 11432, submitted a Yad Vashem Testimony in 1976 for her “former mother-in-law”. Helen wrote that Sabina was married to Emanuel. Sabina probably had a son who was married to Helen.

Sabina may have lived in Vienna for a while. There is a photo of her signed "1929, Wien”.

I have not been able to find any further information on this family, either in Vienna or in New York.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Carol Jean


IGRA “Show & Tell” Free Zoom Session April 6 #israel #events

Elena Bazes
 

 

The Israel Genealogy Research Associations (IGRA) has begun a free “Show & Tell with IGRA” ZOOM series. Our first session had 61 participants from four countries.

Each session of “Show & Tell with IGRA” demonstrates a different topic. Some will be connected specifically to IGRA, while others will demonstrate how to use other websites or applications – hands on topics you can immediately make use of on your own.

Join us for our second “Show and Tell” session on April 6. The session will be dedicated to answering your questions regarding the IGRA website. Questions should be sent in prior to the meeting to webinars@.... If there is time after these questions have been answered, questions will be taken during the live broadcast.

The session will take place on April 6 at 9 pm Israel time (2 pm EDT, 11 am PDT) and will be approximately 30-40 minutes.

There is no need to register in advance. “Show & Tell with IGRA” will be open to those who connect to ZOOM with the following meeting code.

 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/220076542   

We will do our best to record these sessions and make them available on our website.

Sessions in English will take place weekly on Mondays (but not on a holiday). The same topic will take place in Hebrew on Wednesday evenings 21:00 Israel time. There will be no Hebrew session this week due to the Passover holiday.

IGRA wishes you a Happy and Healthy Passover.

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair 


Re: Bakalarzewo #poland

Jill Whitehead
 

The answer as always is to look at JRI Poland website, Litvak SIG website or to look at back copies of Landsmen, the former journal of Suwalki Lomza Interest Group, if your library has this. I visited Bakalarzewo in 2000.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Translation from German #translation #germany

Rodney Eisfelder
 

Peter,
Please make a higher resolution scan and post to Viewmate. See: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/
What you have posted here is highly compressed and low resolution.
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


Re: Chasidei Aish V'Or #rabbinic

Moses Jefferson
 

Hi,

They were a group of pious, well learned Chasidim who most of them lived or learned in the Hungarian Shtetel Nyírvasvári (Oshvar in Yiddish). They were know for their tremendous piety an were know to be well versed in the Kabalistic works of Rabbi Issac Luria (the Arizal) (See Sefer Heichal Habracha from Rabbi Issac of Komarno parashat Matos)

Thus they were called Chasidei Aish V’oR (a wordplay based on the name of the Shtetel) literally meaning Fire and Light (translation from Hebrew).

A big influencer of the group was Rabbi Yitzchak Issac Taub of the Kaliv dynasty.

I hope this information helps,

Best, Moses 


Validation of death date of Dachau prisoner #holocaust #rabbinic

Moses Jefferson
 

I’m researching a Great-Grandfather Rabbi Josef Heimlich from Miskolc, who was killed by the Nazis during the war. What bothers me is that I’ve come across conflicting sources of his death date. The exact is really important for our family so we can properly honour his Yahrzeit.

What I’ve learned from the JGen Holocaust database:
- Prisoner #112375 arrived in Dachau 29 Sep 1944 from Auschwitz 
- He died (probably in Dachau) 28 Dec 1944

What I’ve learned from an inmates who survived the war:
- He was deported on Rosh Hashana (Sep 1944) from Auschwitz
- During the winter of 1944 he was in SS-Arbeitslager-Kaufbeuren (a Dachau sub-camp) 
- He died there on 25 Dec 1944 and was buried in a mass-grave at a nearby forest (it exist today)

Now my questions are;
a) does it make sense that the death was recorded in Dachau given the fact he died elsewhere
b) can I trust the survivors word and consider the German record an error?
c) could it be just a typo on the indexed database on JGen?
And finally is there any way I can view the original record? The JGen reference number is ‘2096/Gl.’, does anyone know what this means?

Best, Moses


Scanning Documents and Photos - personal preferences #general

Dahn Cukier
 

Hi, I am writing how I handle scans of documents and photos.

Hardware:
Scanner - I use  3-in-1 with 9600x9600 scanner connected to a Windows PC.
Storage - I have 2 external disks of 1 terra each for backups

Preparation, format the disks (not quick), this will require a long time, but if
the format does not complete in 24 hours, the device is probably not working

Scanner: I use software that permits scanning in various formats, I use PDF for
multipage documents and JPG for photos. I may use PNG in the future, but haven't
decided yet.

Scan at the highest resolution even though it will require a longer time. I have photos
that were scanned at default resolution and many faces cannot be identified when cropped.
The person can be identified, but if I want to crop the face, it is a blur.

Software:
My scanner is a Canon and I use Canon IJ scan utility.

I use IRFANVIEW software (Windows only), a free software to edit the photos and
edit the EXIF data, EXIF is data embedded in the photo. The software
has many options and can also move/copy photos to various folders/directories.

If there is writing on the back of a photo, I scan that also and rename the photo
the same as the face+"back" (the back of img0001.jpg is img0001back.jpg).

Documents I scan in PDF format and if multipage  I scan the document as a
multipage document. I scanned each of my passports to one file each.
Since the genealogy software I use (Brother's Keeper) can link with  many
documents, I scan everything - birth certificates, military records, school
records, etc. the future generations may find something of interest..

Crop and edit: I suggest copy the original file and work on the copied
file.

-------------- Just something I added but is not publicly available.
Sorting  the photos. I began in 1990's and then there were very few apps
to organize photos. I have seen various apps on other computers when the
owner wants to send me a collection, but cannot find the photos. I find
them using CMD and then export the photos. Many apps I have seen
index the photo, but requires upkeep. I wrote my own using an external index file
that can be easily edited and photos can be placed in more than one
"album". Since I do not do maintain software and wrote it for myself in
REXX/Regina (Windows), I am willing to send the collection of
programs to anyone, but with very very limited documentation.


Re: Ukraine plans to sell Jewish cemeteries and massacre sites #ukraine

Steven Turner
 

I have been following this issue from the facebook posts of a Jewish activist in Lviv name Meylakh Sheyket. He has been protesting this action by the parliament. It's a little unclear to me because many of his posts are in Ukrainian and I use google translate but it appears that this bill has not been signed yet and not in force. This is one of his posts.

Meylakh Sheykhet two parliaments deputies temporarily blocked signing the bill to open the land market, will it work for the future is unknown. More efforts needed...

This is definitely something we have to stay on top of.

Shabbat shalom.

Steven Turner
ssturner@...

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