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Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Louis777@...
 

My mother (z"l) was pure Litvak and we grew up eating potato latkes with sour cream.  If Litvaks were supposed to eat latkes with applesauce, she didn't know that
or used the sour cream only to please my father (z"l), who was pure Ukrainer.  I doubt it that, though, because he was strictly a meat and potatoes man and I can't recall
him ever eating the latkes, even on Chanuka! 

Oh yes, my mother, who spoke fluent Russian as well as Yiddish and English, always spoke of "borshch" rather than "borsht."  Borshch is the
Russian pronunciation.  My father understood Russian more than he spoke it, but he and my mother used Russian, when they spoke of things the kids were not
supposed to understand.  We kids spoke English and Yiddish.


Shalom and Ester SCHLOSSER #poland

dubflower@...
 

Hello all,
I'm researching my ggf and ggp family and I can't seem to find any more information going further back in the family line.
So all I know is that Shalom and Ester Schlosser (daughter of Arie Israel) lived in Bialystok where they had 5 children: Yasha, Leon, Sonia, Liza (who then became Aliza) and Roza.
Sonia died at the age of 18, Leon got married and had a son (Abrasha) but they were murdered during the Holocaust. Yasha had two daughters. And Aliza and Rosa moved to Israel with their mother Ester at the late twenties afaik.
All this data was provided to me by my mother and her sister, Aliza's daughters.
Ester died in Israel in 1939.

I'd be truly grateful for any kind of information I can get on the family and will truly appreciate any kind of help.
For more information, feel free to DM me.

Regards,
Nieve G.
France


Autograph book from 1945 Theresienstadt #general #holocaust #events

Coral
 

Mænni Ruben was a young Danish violinist from Copenhagen

when he and his family were taken to the Nazi ghetto/camp

Terezin near Prague.

 

The autograph book opens in April 1945 and is filled with greetings,

drawings and pieces of music, the tone is one of hope and optimism.

 

The Zoom launch brings together local and international presenters

including Mænni’s nephew in Israel and the Director of the

Terezin Memorial in Prague.

 

Please join us Thursday, August 20 at 11 a.m. PDT

 

Join us for an online launch of the exhibit and website.

 

 

Coral Grant

P Please consider your environmental responsibility before printing this e-mail

 


ViewMate translation request – Russian to English #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I really would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83741

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Paul Moverman

Milford, NH, USA


ViewMate translation request – Russian to English #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I really would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83763

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Paul Moverman

Milford, NH, USA


ViewMate translation request – Russian to English #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I really would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83788

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Paul Moverman

Milford, NH, USA


translation request – Russian to English #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I really would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83789

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Paul Moverman

Milford, NH, USA


Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

Strong, Hewat was founded in 1898. It was a very large fabric mill and
employed 400 workers in its hay day (the owners were Scottish). I
would imagine this created spin-offs for other jobs and businesses
which attracted Jewish workers/businessmen. This area had power from
the Hoosac River, there were other mills but Strong Hewat produced
wonderful wool fabrics, they closed in the mid 1960s-selling the
property to the Kaplans.
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, New York
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Susan Megerman
 

My mother's family came from Suchowola near Grodno (Poland/Russia) and we had applesauce and sometimes sour cream but sour cream on bananas always. I still like bananas, but now with yogurt. I have many kugel recipes, but would love yours. 


In search of descendants of POSTERNAK family from Zhitomir #ukraine

rhonda.post@...
 

While working with a researcher in Zhitomir, Ukraine we have discovered the names of my husband's great grandfather's family.

Our Louis Post was born in Zhitomir in 1876 as Luzer POSTERNAK which is also spelled as PUSTERNAK. He was the son of Kotel POSTERNAK born around 1838 and Chaya Moshkova Vinokur. We just learned our Louis was one of 10 children, 7 of them lived past the age of 3. I am looking for descendants of the following siblings. If any of these names are on your tree, please send me a message:

1. Ios POSTERNAK(born 1867) married  Shifra FLEISHMAN and they had 6 children:
* Chava-Tsipa Posternak born 1896
* Avraam Posternak born 1898
* Mendel Posternak born 1903
* Mesya Posternak born 1904
* David Posternak born 1909
* Faytel Posternak born 1910

2. Mariam-Chasya POSTERNAK born 1869
3. Yuda-Leib POSTERNAK born 1872
4. Arye POSTERNAK born 1873 married Hinda Kimelblat and had 6 children
* Chasya Posternak born 1900
* Ena Posternak born 1902
* Ruvin Posternak born 1904
* Sura Posternak born 1907
* Sheyndl Posternak born 1910
* Lifsha Posternak born 1913

5. Yakov POSTERNAK born 1885
6. Ruchel POSTERNAK born 1890

Rhonda Post
Silver Spring, Maryland
rhonda.post@...


Re: "Holy Silence" Documents Vatican's Role in the Holocaust #announcements #holocaust

H Gershon
 

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 08:38 AM, Jan Meisels Allen wrote:
 I was able to view the film by first clicking on the link for the article.  The register button is at the end of the article. I then had to make an account to 'purchase' the free ticket.

h gershon

Researching:

Poland:
CHVILOVITZKY, LEVY, RIGRODSKY, WILGOCKA->Suwalk area
WARTELSKY->BARTELL, BARTELS: Jeleniewo -> Manchester, UK -> NYC
YATKOVSKY, YALINSKY, JARDOVSKY->Suwalk area
SZAFIR->GOLD: Glowno. Radogoszcz -> New York City / New Jersey, USA
SZUMIRAJ, LEWKOWICZ-> Glowno area
KALMANOWICZ->COHEN: Lodz, -> NYC / Paterson, NJ, USA
YUKOBOVICZOW, GAWRONSKA, GREENSHTAIN-> Lodz area
GOTLIB-> Zychlin

Belarus:
DUNSKY: Sopotskin -> Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
CHILOVITZKY: Sopotskin
PALEVSKY, POLLACK: Horodetz, Kobryn -> New York City
LIFSCHITZ: Brest, Antopol -> New York City; 
BLOCK, DUBIN, PERLSTEIN-> Kobryn area
DAITCH, CHABUVESKY, GOLDSTEIN, GOLDBERG->Kobryn area
GERSHONOWITZ: Kobryn, David Gorodok -> NYC, Chicago 

Galicia:
EIGEN: Pomorzany, Narajow -> NYC
KNEBEL: Narajow
GLANTZ, LANDAU, STREISANT->Narajow area
KALAFER: Pomorzany ->Toronto, NYC, NJ

USA:
FROST: Maspeth, NY
GLEIT, GOLDSTEIN, POLLACK, PRICE: New York, NY
GOLD: Brooklyn, NY
GOLDSTEIN: Philadelphia, PA
JACOBS: Paterson, NJ


Re: How do I access the actual image at the Lithuanian historical archive #lithuania

lsragovicz@...
 

Hi Elani.  I wrote to the Archive in search of records, I had no numbers or anything.  First, they wrote back saying they were going to look.  Eventually, they told me to make a transfer to their account in Lithuania... it must have been something like 35 USD at the time, and eventually, I got by actual mail about 15 pages of documents. The process was slow, and it must have taken a couple of months maybe... but I did get what I was searching for.
--
Lia Sragovicz


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Alyssa Freeman
 

I've never heard of this distinction. I have one great-grandmother who was Galitzianer. I'm about 35% Lithuanian and 50% Russian. I've always eaten my latkes with applesauce (if I put anything on them at all). I hate sour cream.

Alyssa Freeman
Richmond, Va
 


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Lee Jaffe
 

My Yiddish teacher told us that the preference for sweet vs. savory corresponds to distinct Yiddish dialects.  He said that it's called the "Geflite Fish Line."

BTW, there is a great scene in Amos Oz's A Tale of Love and Darkness where one of his grandmothers complains about how sweet the other grandmother's cooking is. 

Lee Jaffe


Re: Zweinache. Austria

Sherri Bobish
 


Susie,

A soundex search at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp
finds 3 possibilites, but I think these 2 are the most likely options for you to research.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish

Dzvynyach, Ukraine

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1038503

Dźwiniacz Górny, Poland

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-500692


Looking for Ancestors dating back beyond the mid 1800s (Blumenthals and Meyer - or similar spellings) #germany #names

mattianlevine@...
 

I'm creating a family tree and on my Father's side he is 1/4 German (making me 1/8 German as my mother has no German genetic traits and ancestors).  But I digress. I understand that the surname "Blumenthal" dates back very far and many Blumenthal families were quite extensive. My third-great grandfather was named Nathan Blumenthal (Born 25 APR 1838 • Giebelstadt, Würzburg and Died 30 JAN 1920 • New York, New York). His wife's name was Caroline Meyer (Born 21 OCT 1848 • Germany and Died 8 APR 1900 but the location is unknown). I would appreciate any data agglomeration on their ancestors (such as their parents, places, grandparents, etc). I have all of the information on their children and all of the way to me. Much appreciated! If anybody needs clarification just let me know. Thanks

Matt Levine
NJ


Re: "Holy Silence" Documents Vatican's Role in the Holocaust #announcements #holocaust

Sherri Bobish
 


I also had trouble with the link to register for Holy Silence.
I used this link today, and it worked:
https://www.ushmm.org/online-calendar/event/vemaholysilnc08

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

Cohoes had some clothing manufacturing and I think North Adams had a fabric mill. Could be a connection between them?
--
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Shelley Mitchell
 

My mother from Galicia put apple sauce on latkes and sour cream was mixed in with sliced bananas on dairy night. 

My Litvak father ate what he was given with no complaints. Best gefilte fish was all whitefish and blintzes were cherry or cheese with nothing on top. I hated borscht which upset my Litvak gmother. 


Re: Help needed with a translation from what appears to be hebrew or yiddish text in my DAVISON grand-mother prayerbook ? #translation #yiddish #germany

Carol Baird
 

I cannot read script Hebrew, but the German is pretty clear and  the name is DAVIDSOHN, not Davison. My name is Carol Davidson Baird, the daughter of Ernest Davidson (was Davidsohn), the son of Hugo Davidsohn, the son of Jakob Davidsohn, the son of Solomon ben David, later Davidsohn in 1807.  They all came from Gross Schliewitz, Kreis Tuchel, West Prussia, now Sliwice, Tuchola, Poland.  I didn't notice where your family came from - can you answer that?  Thanks, Carol

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