Eli Rabinowitz

Hi All

I am pleased to advise that the Wagrowiec, Poland KehilaLink is now active:

I would like to thank Danuta Chosinska for her considerable input and assistance. Thanks also goes to Felicia Alexander.

If you would like to add your contribution to the KehilaLink site, please contact me at the address below.

I am now working on the Warsaw and Biala Podlaska KehilaLinks.
Please contact me if you have material to add to these websites.

Thanks and best regards,

Eli Rabinowitz, Perth, Australia eli@...

Re: Questions about Document in Germany #germany

David Lewin

Not so simple!  I ignore the newfangled response options and use "reply to all". That bring up main@...  twice for some unknown reason, so I delete one of them.  I then look for the email of the sender and ensure that this, too, is in the "Address To:-"  location

I do not know the proportion of readers who get messages as a digest.   I prefer individual messages so that I can easily discard or relocate the individual ones.

I also copy and paste as "quoted " the message to which I am reacting, so that the reader can see what I am writing about

Hash tags are something I have never learned, so until someone teaches me, I use none, in the same way I have done for decades.

At 10:23 14/07/2020, Eva Lawrence wrote:
I apologise for the omission. I clicked the link 'reply to this
message' and also used the same subject line as the query in my
response. Unfortunately that wasn't picked up. Perhaps I should have
used a hashtag? . If we gave the number of the digest and the number
of the message we are replying to, this would not cater for the people
who receive each message as it is posted. Could each message posted
have a unique reference number? That might be a simple solution and easy
to implement. . I'd like to avoid receiving the same conversations many
times in my inbox, each iteration longer than the last. Inboxes get
cluttered up enough already.. Unique reference numbers would also
become long and unwieldy, but we start the numbering afresh every year.

------ Original Message ------
From: "David Lewin" <david@...>.aTo:
main@...; "Eva Lawrence" <eva.lawrence@...>
Sent: 14/07/2020 08:44:05
Subject: Re: [] #general #germany Questions about Document
in Germany

At 16:19 13/07/2020, Eva Lawrence wrote:

It is possible that the document was prepared for some unpleasant purpose. However, in that case I'm surprised that it still exists, and wasn't destroyed by its owner to avoid the post-war Nazi hunt. It's more likely that the list was made for an interested genealogist.
Genealogy was a popular pastime for middle-class men in the 1930s., and I have a similar document sent to my great-uncle, who was very interested in the history of the family. My father inherited this list, together with his uncle's hobby and used the information he'd collected to good effect to find relatives abroad to help with our emigration. In fact my very elderly grandmother's visa to England was from along-lost nephew on her family tree.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Tacing Jacob Bloom immigrated from Lithuania in 1905 #lithuania

Jim Bloom

From census records I beieve  that my paternal grandfather, Jacob Bloom (who likely amg;changed his name prior to emigratinig) immigrated from Kovno via South Hampton England) inn 1905. But I don't know the name of the ship and the exact date. 
I suppose the next step is getting records from Ellis Island. I assume this was the only port of entry for immigrants at that time. Of course the 1910 census depended on the accuracy of the interview. O have no living relatives who can help me with this.Thanks for any information or suggestions.

Re: Przedborz homeowners List 1890s #general #poland

Michael Turnbull <corbie41@...>

Hi, Isabel.
I am looking for a Homeowners' List for Warsaw in 1915/1914/1913. Was there a Census at that time? I need to know where Adolf Tarnower was living in Warsaw. Was it 5 Orla str.?
Many thanks

Re: help with one or two handwritten characters on us census #general

Paul Chirlin

The enumerator first wrote M for married, then struck it and wrote WD for widow.  Look at the name 2 above where exactly the same thing happened.  The W is easier to see on that one but provides an example.  The W on Epstein is partly hidden by the earlier M

Re: navy emblem on gravestone? #general


Another subject in which I am no expert, but to close off two false trails right here: the shield is clearly the US flag, so the UK does not come into it; and there is no feather, that is a leaf that the photographer might have removed but did not.

Please translate German to English #translation

Kathy Miller

Hi All
Please can someone out there translate these:
1. I think a form filled out for a cousin sent on Kindertransport
2 .a letter written by the kinder transport's parents while she was in the UK and the parents still near Berlin
Also looking for any reference in the letter to Hedwig. 
Thanks so much 
Kathy Miller

Re: Daughter of Saul Ben Judah (Sir Saul Wahl) Wahl Katzenellenbogen #names

Adam Cherson

From these various helpful responses the situation is now clear: your original question conflates three (at least) persons into one: 1), spouse of 2), spouse of, and 3), spouse of The Rappaport surname appears to me to be misplaced for either 3a or b, above. The only evidence I see of a Rappaport connection for either is that the couple has a 2x ggd who married a Rappaport ( This would be an instance of reverse surnaming by marriage, which is confusing.

I hope all of this helps unravel this knot. 

Re: Reference to "Schleichera Filipa" Lviv Cemetery Records 1941-1942 #galicia #holocaust

Igor Holyboroda

Dear Yaron Wolfsthal!
Schleichera  street is now called Bazarna street. It is comparatively long, was situated closely to the Old Jewish cemetery. Initially it was included into the ghetto area but later the ghetto area was diminished.
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv-Lwow-Lemberg, Ukraine.

Re: help with one or two handwritten characters on us census #general


D is for divorced.

Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Judy Floam

And Devorah seems to be the modern Hebrew use of the name, in Israel and in the U.S.  I don’t know if it would have been spelled that way in the  19th century.

Re: Immigration-steerage of passenger ship #general

Bob Silverstein

Quite to the contrary, Eva.  They look like a happy lot, socializing, a game of cards, sewing, a flutist providing a little music, clean, spacious, well-lit, peaceful.  What more could these immigrants want?

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday July 16 at 10 am EST #announcements #events

Jerry Scherer

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Re: help with one or two handwritten characters on us census #general


Image is quite blurry. However, at his age and how it looks, probably not S for Single. So that leaves M for Married or W for Widowed. So, was he a Widower? 

Bill Wolpert in Minneapolis 
Vieksniai Tryskiai Lithuania 

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Bernard Flam

Hi from Paris,
Searching Michnel Beserglik for Deborah 

According to my previous answer, point 1.1.1., I attach copy of the two pages of "French Journal Officiel (JO)" edited on July 3rd, 1938 where naturalization decree of Michnel is published (see last page, middle second column).
File can be copied at French National Archives, point 1.1.4.
Michnel was 31', not maried with a foreign wife (she would appear in same decree), or maried with an already French wife.

Michnel had been KIA, "Mort pour la France", during nazi invasion of France (Blitzkrieg) on June 16th, 1940, a few days before cease fire and armistice : I attach another page of JO published in 1943. He should be buried in a national war cemetery.
His military file is kept in our national military archives of Caen

Another couple named Beserglik, Kalma and ?, had been naturalized in 1948 , decree published in JO of 1949, see document.

Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund) of France

Re: Daughter of Saul Ben Judah (Sir Saul Wahl) Wahl Katzenellenbogen #names


On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 03:52 PM, Stanley Levine wrote:
Dear Stan,
Please see the link to the profile of Nechama, wife of Aharon Moses (Munk) :
(she happens to be my wife's 13th GGM...)
According to the info on, she was NOT the daughter of Saul Katzenellenbogen, but of Rabbi Moses Ahron Teomim-Fraenkel (Teomim) and Rivkah Teomim (Horowitz).
Kind regards,

Re: Gospitalna Street in Minsk #belarus

Carl Kaplan

Great answers. I went to the suggested link,

There is a website  (in Russian),

There are many entries, all titled Minsk Commemorative Book for different years. I am trying to figure out whether I should get some of them translated. Any chance you know whether they are simply a list of streets, or whether they are actually city directories that might have my family in them. Just curious before I take on a large endeavor. Thanks again.

Re: Who buried the deceased after Liberation in the Netherlands #holocaust


Hallo Anne Kestenbaum
The cemetery is described in Dutch at The owner is the Nederlandse Israelitische Hoofdsynagoge which can be found at with an email address info@...
While all this is in Dutch, I am sure that you have a translation program that will give you the key points. And if you write to that email address, I am sure you will get a reply in English.
From the inscription, it looks as if the stone was arranged by his wife.
Hope this helps you.
Regards, Nick Lambrechtsen

Reference to "Schleichera Filipa" Lviv Cemetery Records 1941-1942 #galicia #holocaust

Yaron Wolfsthal

Dear Group,
I am referring to the collection of Lviv Cemetery Records, 1941-1942, which is viewable via JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry.

This collection includes many burial records where the address of the person is listed as  "Schleichera Filipa" street .

Question:      --- Does this street hold any special role in Lwow's Holocaust history?  ---

Thank you for any insight - Yaron

Re: Who buried the deceased after Liberation in the Netherlands #holocaust


My family lived in Holland before and after the war. My grandfather & father were lucky enough to escape to Switzerland during the war but my grandfather's unmarried sister was too scared to join them on their flight. She died March 1943 all on her own without any relatives. Her body was discovered by the police (I've found the police report on-line) but she is buried in the Jewish cemetery! Not only that, but a matzeva was actually put on her grave and it remained a mystery, something my late father often wondered about, as to who put it up.

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