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Re: Documents from the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga (Latvia) #lithuania #latvia #records

Brentsi
 

Shalom Luciana🌸
Coulb be that you have done me a favor!
 My grandfather who migrated to Leeds UK  was thought to have been born in Riga.
But his father..married twice originated from Kovna,Lithuania.
I never found any listings anywhere for him or his wives (not for want to searching on every possible search engine)
So... I shall enquire about those archives.
Best wishes,
Brenda Bernstein Habshush.
Israel.


NYT article about archives #general #records

Barbara Hershey
 

For those of us who love archives, here’s an article link from today’s New York Times.

The Record Keepers’ Rave

Every month, the archival institutions of this nation unleash tiny particles of the past in a frenzy of online revelry.

 

 

Barbara Hershey

Portland, Oregon, USA

 

 

 


Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

mvayser@...
 

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 05:24 PM, <rivke1@...> wrote:
Generally Jews were not considered to be good soldiers so when they were conscripted they were put into labour battalions rather than fight on the front.

Rita,
That's an outrageous anti-Semitic statement, if I've ever heard one.  This is what I heard while growing up from anti-Semites , despite numerous members of my family dying on the battlefield, leaving their children to grow up without fathers and others returning wounded .  It's a shame to see these statements on a Jewish Gen list.

Easy check on Wikipedia, shows that according to the Central archive of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, there were over half a million Jews in the Soviet army, including 167000 officers of all ranks.  During the war, 198000 died in battle, from wounds, and illnesses, or were missing in action.  That's 39.6%.   According to some sources, 120-180000 died on the battle field and about 80000 were murdered in the concentration/extermination camps.  Out of the remaining 300000, 180000 were wounded and out of that number 70000 heavily wounded.  According to one historian, 27% of Jewish soldiers voluntereed and 80% of privates and junior officers served in the forward-deployed units.

Mike Vayser


Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

rivke1@...
 


Greetings from Sydney Australia!

Although I cannot help with birth records I can provide some more information about why people went to Ufa - my parents lived there until 1946 when they were repatriated to Poland and my brother was born there. I am currently researching how and why people went to Ufa and other towns in the Soviet interior.

1. When Hitler invaded Poland 1st September 1939 and Stalin invaded from the east on 17 September hundreds of thousands (not just Jews) fled east into the Soviet zone. This Zone was known as the Eastern borderlands and was basically made up of Belorus and Ukraine. The decision was made in a rush, panic was everywhere but the overriding thought was communism or fascism? Hitler or Stalin? In testimonies those who went east made comments such as:
   a. There is plunder on the one hand and plunder on the other but the Russians plunder one as a citizen and a man while the Nazis plunder one as a Jew.
   b. And so one moment decides a person's fate - one runs this way, the other that way and neither knows what the future holds in store.  But what can the future hold for a Jew I ask? Here it is bad and there it's no good.

People went by any transport available but many on foot. Parents encouraged the young ones to go, families were broken up but ecpected to be reunited. More men than women went since they were in danger of being conscripted, Women wanted to stay with parents or didn't want to travel with little children. They often employed people smugglers to help them cross  the rivers to get to the Soviet side. The two major cities they went to were Bialystok and Lwow which became intensely overcrowded with little work available.

2. Stalin immediately wanted to turn his new territories into extensions of the communist state. Permanent residents immediately became Soviet citizens and a chaotic process called "Sovietization" began. As well as severe economic consequences, the NKVD quickly began to identify class enemies and other undesirables who were then deported to the gulags or special settlements. The refugees who had fled to the Soviet zone were offered Soviet "passports". If they refused they were to be sent back to Poland - one of Stalin's ruses. They were in fact put on cattle trains for weeks and weeks and travelled deep into remote territories to liv and work in appalling conditions.

Becoming a citizen could also mean being conscripted into the Red Army and then be sent anywhere they were needed. Generally Jews were not considered to be good soldiers so when they were conscripted they were put into labour battalions rather than fight on the front. I believe this is what happened to my father and why he ended up in Ufa where he worked on the railways. He even received an invalid pension after his leg was injured in a  railway accident. My mother also worked for the Red Army as a seamstress - her job was to sew the long Russian nightshirts worn by the officers.

3. When Hitler broke the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in June 1941, more chaos ensued.  Stalin ordered factories and war plants to be dismantled and put on trains to get them out of the hands of the Germans. He chose major centres such as Ufa where the factories and plants were rebuilt to provide machinery and vehicles for the war effort. He also evacuated betweeen 1 and 2 million civilians many of whom were needed to run the factories and work in them. Ufa was a particularly useful area - oilfields, railways, mines and a major waterway. So your relatives could have been caught up in these evacuations. I haven't ruled out the possibility that my parents were caught up in these evacuation also.
You say that your family were from Lwow originally but perhaps they were not Lwow born - perhaps they also fled to Lwow from Poland escaping Hitler. Even if they were Lwow natives they still might have taken the opportunity to escape the Nazi invasion.

The overwhelming tragedy of this story is that those Jews who had fled to the Soviet zone and were unable or unwilling  to move further east in June 1941 were then subject to the brutal murders perpetrated in Belarus and Ukriane by the Einsatzgruppen. About 1 million Jews were murdered. The irony was that those who were deported to "Siberia" survived and formed the She'erit Hapletah or the surviving remnant of the Jews of POland. Although up to 30% perished in Siberia due to  disease, hunger, hard labour and terrible weather, around 250,000 did ultimately survive and were repatriated to Poland mostly in 1946. Stalin did not set out intentionally to save these Jews - he was after all fairly anti-Semitic. It was more that he benignly accepted their presence and they were to come into good use post war (a completely different yet fascinating story).

This part of the Holocaust story has been largely neglected till recently - it's a story that fell through the cracks. Up till recently, a  holocaust  survivor was defined by being in a camp or in hiding or  under false papers. People who "ran away" could not be classed as survivors. Historians have begun unravelling this extraordinary tale. It's a story that has many parts - a most fascinating one is about about when the refugees and deportees were amnestied and the all flocked to Central Asia where they spent years in Tashkent and Samarkand and other exotoc places. 

It's a complex piece of history and has taken me along time and a lot of reading to unravel this geo-political tale. But I do hope this helps to explain part of the Lwow/Ufa story.

Rita Nash
Sydney
 







   

 




Seeking family of Yehuda and Nehama YUDOVITCH in Israel formerly YUDELEVICH from Lithuania #israel

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear JewishGen,
 
I am seeking the children and grandchildren of Yehuda and Nehama POPEL YUDOVITCH (YUDELEVICH) in Israel, possibly in the Haifa area.  Our family had thought that our cousin Yehuda had perished with his mother Leia Malke GOLDSHMIDT Yudelevich and siblings in the Shoah.  I just saw a photo of Yehuda and information that he and his family lived in  Binyamina, Hadera, Haifa, Israel where he died in about 1984-1985.  It would mean so much to have contact with his family.  Please feel free to give my email, jcwsmg@....
 
Thank you,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area
jcwsmg@...
 
Researching: GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES(GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD, GOIDA),F(P)ILVINSKY,SHOLOM(SHLOM(SHLIOMOVICH,
Lithuania: Seta, Kaunas, Jonava, Ukmerge,Vandziogala, Kedainiai, Merkine,
Vilijampole, Adutiskis, Zemaiciu Naumiestes
 
TOBIAS,ROZHANSKY,MIRANSKY,BILINSKY, PROTAS Belarus: NovyySverzhen, Stowbtsy,Yasevichi, Mir
GUREWICZ,DROZNAN Belarus: Dauhinava, Vileika  
 
KOENIGSBERG,WAKS(X)MAN Poland: Sandomierz, Ostrowiec 
SONNENBLIK Galicia Poland: Lancut, Kanczuga
DAVIS(D), HAFNER Romania: Botosani,,Roman
 

 



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Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
jcwsmg@...
Researching GOLDSHMIDT, F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLIOMOVICH, GITTES (GADIE,GADYE, GIDUSH, GITES) Seta, Jonava, Kaunas, Adustiskes, Zemaiciu Naumiestes, Keidainiai, Ukmerge, Vandziogala, Lithuania
HOROWITZ, DRASNIN (DRASNE) Dauhinava, Belarus; TOBIAS (TOUBES, TOBES, TAUBES) Novyy Swerzhen and Stowbtsy, Belarus; ROZANSKY, BILINSKY, MIRANSKY Iasevichi, Belarus
DAVIS, HAFFNER Botosani, Romania
WAXMAN (WAKSMAN), KOENIGSBERG Sandomierz, Ostrowiec Poland


Re: Help with translation of yizkorbooks #poland #translation

Max Heffler
 

Paulette,

There is a project for the translation:

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zelow/Zelow.html

 

but only the names at the back have been transliterated and added.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

Yizkor Book Project Volunteer

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Paulette via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:59 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help with translation of yizkorbooks #poland #translation

 

I need a English translation from the yizkor boob of zelow poland
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Paulette Turner


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: Help suggestions please #dna

Max Heffler
 

Many features free at:

Family Tree DNA

Living DNA

Geneanet

 

Subscription:

Yourdna.family

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of mandy.molava via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:09 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help suggestions please #dna

 

I'm currently using Ancestry, My Heritage and also GEDmatch as a comparison site, can anyone suggest any others, please? I love the tools on GEDmatch and comparing the Ancient DNA, but match-wise I don't appear to be finding matches above 55cm and largest segment 19.5, I'm gathering not everybody knows about this one? How does everybody get on with this one?

Mandy Molava
Researching Belarus, Brest, Hungary Galacia


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

mvayser@...
 

Jenny,
In the Soviet Union all metrical records were handed over to the civil authorities (Registry office - ZAGS in Russia, RAGS in Ukraine, etc) around 1920. All registrations after that time were recorded in that office using their standard forms for births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. After a certain number of years these records are turned over to the city or district archives.  Birth records for 1920 are definitely no longer in the Registry office, which is why I suggested to contact the city archive.  Naturally, there are privacy laws involved with these types of records and, hopefully, you can obtain the information for an event that took place 100 years ago.

Mike Vayser


Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

jenny.grosslerner@...
 

hello from Paris
thank you for your answer
1) I do not know when they do in Ufa neither when they arrived
2) henry is born in 1920 in Ufa : does that mean it is available to ask to the civil authorities ?
3) they were in strasbourg in 1924 when my mother is born : I do not know what they do between
4) I wrote to the two adresses you gave me ; thanks again
thanks a lot
jenny Grosslerner


surname Blum #names

Barbara Douglas
 

I’m trying to trace my grandfathers ancestors.  i believe the name had been changed. 
why is BLUM such a common name?   growing up
in michigan there weren’t that many, but in NYC There are a million.  i’ve not be able to find his naturalization papers, but his records show he was was Satanov/Sataniv.  His grave is also in a section with that city designation.  Any recommendation as to how i might find his original surname?  
thanks for any suggestions.  
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Barbara Blum

snyder lipsky bemdersky grossberg


Help suggestions please #dna

mandy.molava@...
 

I'm currently using Ancestry, My Heritage and also GEDmatch as a comparison site, can anyone suggest any others, please? I love the tools on GEDmatch and comparing the Ancient DNA, but match-wise I don't appear to be finding matches above 55cm and largest segment 19.5, I'm gathering not everybody knows about this one? How does everybody get on with this one?

Mandy Molava
Researching Belarus, Brest, Hungary Galacia


How to obtain original record from Pinkas HaNitzolim II list; Wasserspring #warsaw

Elizabeth Jackson
 

On JewishGen, I find the following entry:

Pinkas HaNitzolim II, WASSERSZPRING, Irena; Warszawa, pg 280

Is there a way to order a copy of the original card which this survivor completed?  I am attempting to help Irena's son find information on his family.  Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Elizabeth Jackson


Help with translation of yizkorbooks #poland #translation

Paulette
 

I need a English translation from the yizkor boob of zelow poland
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Paulette Turner


World War ll Veterans' Memories for New Welsh Archive #announcements #records #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The BBC reports about a new archive, the West Wales Veterans Archive, which will be online at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. It is not yet online.

 

The archive, is the focus of about 80,000 members of the Women's Land Army fed the UK during WW2, becoming a powerful rural workforce.  The article focuses on two of the women with their stories and photographs. See: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-55522848

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Trying to locate Simon Abrahams 1880s New York #usa

Mike Coleman
 

From the online G.R.O. index this Simon Abrahams was 77 when he died.....

1890  D Quarter in MANCHESTER  Volume 08D  Page 232

Mike Coleman, London U.K.


"Russcheitz": is it Russocice and Russocice-Wladyslawow? Does anyone else have ancestors from here? #unitedkingdom #poland

Judy Bowman
 

For UK and POLAND researchers: 

I have been researching my Baumgarten ancestors, most of whom changed their surname to Bowman. Jacob was my great-great grandfather.  His son, Israel, was my great grandfather.  He was born in "Wladyslawow, Poland" in 1880 and emigrated to Port Talbot, Wales, UK.  He eventually came to Bridgeport, CT and settled in the US.   He was the youngest of 16 children, by 2 different mothers.    His brother or half-brother Harris Bowman, says he himself was born in "Russcheitz, Russia/Poland" in 1860.  In my research on Israel Bowman, I have determined that he and his brother came from Russocice-Wladyslawow.    Does anyone else have have "Russcheitz" or "Russocice" in their background? 

Judy Bowman

judybowmancasting@...
USA
Baumgarten/Bowman(Poland, Wales UK, South Africa), Halpern(Indura, Grodno), Kopelman(Odessa/Starokonstantinov) Rosenbaum(Sieradz, Zychlin, Lodz), Muskat(Halubitz), Fellman/Felman/Berkman(Sakiai)Aschkenas(Chroskoff, Austria)

Judy Bowman
judybowmancasting@...
USA

Baumgarten/Bowman(Wladyslawow-Russocice, Poland;  Wales UK, South Africa), Halpern(Indura, Grodno), Kopelman(Odessa/Starokonstantinov) Rosenbaum(Sieradz, Zychlin, Lodz), Muskat(Halubitz), Fellman/Felman/Berkman(Sakiai)Aschkenas(Chroskoff, Austria)
 
 
 

 

 


Bryan Sykes Dies, Pioneer in Informing People About Their Ancestry #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Bryan Sykes was an Oxford geneticist.  A pioneer in realizing the possibility of using mitochondrial DNA to reveal a person’s genetic history died at age 73, in Edinburgh on December 10.  He was a researcher specializing in inherited bone diseases who in the late 1980s was drawn into the field of ancient DNA—that which passes from mother to child which could b traced the deep origins of human populations. Dr. Sykes had a hunch that mitochondrial DNA, which passes largely intact from mother to child, could be used to trace the deep origins of human populations. He studied hamsters to prove his hypothesis. He became one of Britain’s’ best-known scientists, and through his books and TV appearances gave millions of people access to their distant pasts.

 

His book The Seven Daughters of Eve published in 2001 resulted in readers learning that most modern Europeans can trace their roots to one of seven women who lived from 10,000 to 45,000 years ago and in turn descended from African-born Eve. He turned this book success to a direct-to consumer genetic testing service Oxford Ancestors.

 

To read the New York Times obituary see:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/science/bryan-sykes-dead.html

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: Transport to Chelmno ...now to get record of Bajla Fuks #holocaust

YOEL437@...
 

YOEL  DRORI

    POLIN  TOWN  PIONTEK  REGION  LODZ

       MAINE  FAMILII  KALSKI   CHELMNO

      מישפחה  שלי  הושמדה  בחלמנו


Alexander Ashkenazy (1911-97) of Sighet, Maramarus, Transylvania #romania #canada

seth@...
 

Looking for the daughters and/or grandchildren of "Sender" Ashkenazy (1911-97), born in Sighet, Maramarus, Romania. Sender (Alexander Avraham) emigrated first to Israel, then to Canada. He settled in Willowdate, Ontario and is buried in the local Pardes Shalom Cemetery.

 

 

Given names of his and his wife Margaret’s daughters are Tova, Yuta (murdered in the Holocaust), Sheindel and Helen. At least one of their daughters supposedly moved to the US.

 

Please contact the undersigned privately, who is married to the daughter of a 1st cousin of Sender Ashkenazy.

 

Seth Jacobson

Jerusalem


Russian Translation needed please #russia #translation

Rachelle Litt
 

I've posted the back of a picture on Viewmate. I believe the language is Russian and needs translation. I am hoping to identify the person in the photo.  I posted several years ago but responses were not conclusive. Thank you The link is https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89453
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Researching KATSMAZOVSKIJ, SNAYDE, ZNAYDE, BURD(EINIC?) in ,Argentina, Brazil, Czernovitz and Soroki

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Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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