Lives Lost A Story About Two Brothers During World War ll Who Died of Corona Virus in NYC #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen

The Associated Press has a series entitled, Lives Lost about those who died from the Coronavirus. A recent series publication tells the story of two brothers—Joseph and Alexander Feingold-- who survived the Holocaust.  One survived Auschwitz, a death march to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp,  and starvation. The other endured cold and hunger in a Siberian labor camp, then nearly died in a pogrom back in Kielce, Poland. Joseph Feingold was believed to be the last living survivor of that 1946 Kielce massacre.


Joseph was the focus of a 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary, Joe’s Violin where he donates his violin  which he got in a DP camp in 1947-to a local instrument drive (, changing the life of a schoolgirl from the nation’s poorest congressional district.  Both died in New York City a month apart-both from the Corona Virus, both in their mid-90s.

To read their story and see photos go to:


Thank you to Randy Herschaft, AP,  for sharing the story with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Last residence of Riga in 1920 before immigrating to US, says the passenger manifest #usa #latvia #lithuania

Alan Shuchat

Riga was near the port of Liepaja (Libau in the Russian Empire), from which many emigrants left. Since the manifests show your uncles went from Liverpool to New York, they may have gone first from Liepaja to the east coast of England and then taken a train to Liverpool. The steamship lines organized the connection to Liverpool. They might have gone to Riga for various reasons, but maybe they just were staying there until their passage was arranged for.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

Viewmate translation request Hebrew #translation #lithuania

Michael Herzlich

I've posted two short handwritten notes for which I need translations.  They both appear to be in Hebrew.

One is on ViewMate at the following address -

A second is on Viewmate at the following address -

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
The notes are on the back of photo cards are from the album of a person related to the following families from the area near Merkine Lithuania:
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER

Re: Simplest & Best Way For Extended Family To View/Comment On Digital Photos? #general


Scan each picture into a separate word document. You might have to scan the picture and then copy it only a word document. You could label each scanned picture and word document with unique identifiers.

On each Word document, people could identify people, write stories about the picture. It is really important that each comment be identified with a valid email address. I can tell you from personal experience that people’s memories are sometimes different and you might need to research some of the differences.

One benefit of scanning pictures is that everyone can have copies of them and you can preserve them in the state they are currently in. Some pictures fade so scanning them is the best way t preserve them.

Re: Unable to find names on passenger lists #names

Harry Moatz

Is it possible that the person you are researching arrived in a different port?  I spent several years attempting to locate a manifest for a grandfather arriving in New York without success.  I knew he lived and died in Manhattan. I used all the strategies that have been suggested to you. 

Thinking out out of the box, I decided to use Steve Morse to search names in manifests in other ports.  I found him in a manifest on a ship that arrived in Philadelphia. Apparently, he got to NY by other means.  Morse also covers manifests for ships arriving in Boston, Baltimore, Charleston and Galveston as well as San Francisco.  It’s worth trying if all else appears to be a dead end.

ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #translation

Emily Garber

I've posted a photo caption in Hebrew for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Emily Garber

Meisner Yitschak Rudolf #romania

Marcel Apsel

I am looking forward to find a birth certificate of Rudolf Yitschak Meisner, born around 1895 in either Capuscul De Cimpie, Cluj (Klausenburg) or Ludus.  He was married to Medi (Kreine) Rosenzweig and children were David, Hedwig and ?.

He was deported to Auschwitz May-June 1944 from Cluj.


Any help would be appreciated.


Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium



Jacob (Yankel) CIMBERG (or KIMBERG) #ukraine

Ted Kotzin


Jacob Cimberg came to New York from Kremenets in about 1895. Hi sister Shprintze (Sprinel), his twin, followed in 1898.  I am looking for their family in Ukraine.  Father said to be Samuel (Shmuel) Zenwal Cimberg (or Kimberg); I have no others that are confirmed.



Torrance CA



JewishGen #5406





Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Smulevitch family #ukraine

Bob Bloomberg

I am researching the Smulovitch family, originally from western Ukraine.  Lived in Montreal and the Boston area.  Does anyone have information on them?

Re: Looking for info re Carmen Kinderfreund of Berlin #names #germany

Sherri Bobish

Hi Melissa,

Carmen Goldstein married twice in NYC.  Here first husband had surname Fliegel. 

Her second husband was Lester Balish.

Carmen Balish, born Nov. 13, 1923, passed on July 23, 2004.

This info was found using and the free digitzed newspaper database at


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Re: The Genetic Genealogist Detective Series Change of Premiere Date to June 2 now May 26th #events

Barbara L. Kornblau

According to C. C. Moore's Facebook page, her new show, The Genetic Genealogist Detective Series will premiere May 26th on ABC 10pm/9pm.
Barbara L. Kornblau

Re: Seeking Occupation Lists to learn more about 2 G grandfather Notan Pesach JACOBSON #lithuania #latvia

Alexander Sharon

Hi Carol,

Word "Kretchna" for occupation should read: "Karczma" [ kahr: ch mah:] which translates from Polish as Inn, an related occupation is "karczmarz" - an innkeeper or publican. Inn services in additions to housekeeping (food and lodging) have also included  stabling and fodder for horses.


Alexander Sharon.
Calgary, AB

Research in Szklary, Tyczyn, Rzeszow area #galicia #poland

Stanley Diamond

Ilana Grallert wrote: "Looking for someone who has done genealogical research in
Szklary, Tyczyn, Rzeszow.'
The records for Szklary are in the books of the Jewish community of Tyczyn.
For details of available records off line, please write to tyczyn@...
Stanley Diamond M.S.M. 
Pultusk Area Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Please visit the JRI-Poland website




ViewMate translation requests - German #translation

Debbie Terman

I would appreciate translations of 2 German birth records. You can view them at:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Debbie Cohn Terman
Massachusetts, USA

German Translation #translation

Allan Karan

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page or you can contact me directly akaran1@... 

Thank you very much.

Allan Kaan

Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland #russia #translation

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, AZ

Re: Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica

Mitchell Collier

Borrowing some resources mentioned in other threads:



CEMLA ( Argentina Immigrants Database



This private Facebook group is very helpful (request to join, then you can post).

Post in English and use the translate link to read the Spanish responses

Grupo de AGJA "Paul Armony"

AGJA on the web



Families from Mstibovo who immigrated to Argentina around the turn of the last century


Search for Jewish surnames

Website for researching the origin and meaning of the Jewish surnames and finding relatives in Argentina.


Mitchell Collier



Original message:

Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica
From: Michael Sharp
A uncle of my mother was a gaucho in Argentina but moved to Manchester UK to find a wife. We don't know where in eastern Europe he came from but assume he lived in one of the Hirsch  colonies in Argentina. Does anyone know of any searchable databases containing vital records, census or immigration data for the colonies?




Re: Searching for Ann Muriel PINKUS , Daily City, California #usa

Andrea <mrsandrea@...>

Dear Kathy
Your message caught my eye because I also have been researching Pincus and Cohen surnames. I have a subscription to Ancestry I did some look up’s for you. I did find and parents and I believe I just found her. She was born  30th, 1949. She is married to Barry Bardo. They live at 
1615 San Rafael Way in Camarillo Ca. Phone may be 806 388 9506   . I’m interested to know the records on your Pincus family. My Pinkus familynwere from Wreschen Prussia
Aloha from Kauai,

Re: Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica

Alberto Guido Chester

Hi there
As far as I know, there are no databases (neither lists) of Jewish colonists in Argentina.
If your relative came to Argentina, the only database of arrivals is located at
Notice it is 1.incomplete due to lack of some of the original books, 2. does not have Soundex capabilities. 
This means you should search the surname with several spellings thinking like a Spanish speaking clerk in the 1900´ be creative.
Your assumption that this uncle was a colonist seems too vague, except if he came in the 1890´s
After the initial Baron de Hirshc efforts, thousands of Jews first from Russia and later from Poland came to Argentina.
Maybe he did economically well here, and had a business ? There are business guides, usually used by immigrants where he could advertise.
You dont mention if he came back to Argentina after finding a wife in Manchester. 
Notice it is 1. incomplete, 2. at the end of the form there are several cemeteries listed, check in each one, 3. these cemeteries serve people living in Greater Buenos AIres city, NOT the numerous Jewish communities in the vast interior of the country and 4 the search engine does not have a Soundex capability.
Hope this helps

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: Need to have a Stenographic Shorthand Note Deciphered #translation

Barbara Sontz

Mark -

I'm not positive, but it looks like Gregg shorthand to me.


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