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Re: Database of diaries and letters #russia #translation

temafrank1@...
 

Thanks for the info, Jane. I was really hoping to narrow it down to entries during certain time periods, and, although I'm mainly interested in things written by Jews, reading what gentiles wrote would also be useful to give us a sense of living conditions and views about Jews. But I can't get the search to work for me by date, and with over 7000 entries, going through each of them just isn't feasible. 
--
Tema Frank, 
Edmonton, Canada
Project: https://temafrank.com/tema-frank-history-detective/


Re: translation from hebrew needed #translation

Malka
 

Hello,

Mrs. Hannah Ita

Daughter of Shmuel z’l

            Levi

Passed 6 Iyar 5682 (1922)

May her memory be gathered on eternal life (abbreviation on bottom).

Shalom,  Malka Chosnek

 


Re: translation from hebrew needed #translation

Ozzy Bernstein
 

Chana
Daughter of Rabbi Simon of Blessed Memory
Wife of Rabbi Shmuel of blessed memory
Levy

Died 6 Iyar 5622

Ozzy Bernstein


Brezov, Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #slovakia #hungary

Ozzy Bernstein
 

Hi all,

My great-grandfather resided in Brezov for a while. In his day it was in Czechoslovakia. He said that it was 25km away from Sighet in nowadays Romania. I've looked everywhere and cannot find a record of there being a town phonetically like Brezov near Sighet. Anybody have any idea where this Brezov may be?\

Thanks,

Ozzy Bernstein


Re: I am looking for my stepsister #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Michaela,

Note this sentence in the following record collection:
"and the naming of children in the DP camps"

From:
Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Germany
https://archives.cjh.org/repositories/7/resources/3218

" It also contains the records of local courts, which both handled accusations arising from the war years and administered marriages and the naming of children in the DP camps, mediating in this way between the past and the future."

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation #poland

Sharon E Siegel
 

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

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89770

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89771

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89772

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89773

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

Thank you very much.
Sharon E. Siegel 
Port Jervis, NY USA


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #lithuania #records

Deborah Friedman
 



I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89807
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much

Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA
dsfaec@...

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #translation #lithuania

Deborah Friedman
 

've posted a vital record in Hebrew for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89806

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

Thank you very much.
Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA
dsfaec@...
Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


Viewmate Photos: Are these of the same person? #latvia #translation

David Brostoff
 

I have posted images on ViewMate of two photos:

<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89763>
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89786>

I would like an estimate of the date of both photos.

Also, is it possible this is the same person in both?

These are STEIN ancestors of mine, from Friedrichstadt, Courland (now Jaunjelgava, Latvia).

Thank you,

David Brostoff
Berkeley, Calif.

CHAIT, HIET, STEIN, WOLFE (Friedrichstadt/Jaunjelgava; Riga; Leeds)


ViewMate translation request - Russian Birth Certificate #translation

Stan Deutsch
 

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

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89760

 

This is the birth record for Rochla Moed. Her father was named Uziel.

 

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

 

Thank you very much.

 

 

Stan Deutsch

Oakland, CA


translation from hebrew needed #translation

Deborah Friedman
 

This is the headstone of my gr grandmother: Channa Ita Gratch Levi, buried at the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem. I need a translation from the Hebrew please.

Thank you

Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA
dsfaec@...

MODERATOR NOTE:Please reply privately

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


International Holocaust Remembrance Day #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

Over seven decades have elapsed, and the collective loss of the Jewish people remains incalculable. Six million lives destroyed. Six million family trees cut off. Six million flames extinguished.

As a people, one of the most powerful forces that binds us together is memory. Across countries, denominations, and creeds, memory unites all of us.

We know that we will never forget. But, today, we remember.

Your Friends at JewishGen

Photo: The Forgotten Camps, JewishGen.org
May be an image of 1 person and standing


Help translate the last few letters of my Grandfather's collection #translation #lodz #poland

kesspark@...
 

Two more letters need translation getting me closer to completion!

I've posted two letters in Polish for which I need a translation. 
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89754
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89779

The previous letter posted yesterday is written in Russian not Polish as previously indicated. Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Rachel Keiles Kessler Park
NYC

KEILES - Vilnius, Lodz, TSIGAR, TOBIAS, ASZ, ELEFAND - Vilnius, KESSLER - Starokonstantinov, LURIE - Dvinsk
DUBIN(sky), NAGIN(sky) - Poltava, ALPERT, SACHS


Re: Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary

Diane Jacobs
 

Try calling Beth Israel Cemetery and ask if they would take a picture of the stone. As it is winter they are not busy with landscaping.

Diane Jacobs


On Jan 27, 2021, at 3:42 PM, LM <lmemsm@...> wrote:

My mom recently died and I've been trying for the past few months to
get the spellings of her parents in Hebrew for her gravestone. I have
recordings of their Hebrew names, but I can't find someone who can
give me a decent Hebrew spelling based on that. My grandfather's name
sounded like Shea Folig and the people I've asked are giving me
spellings like Joshua in Hebrew. He was originally from Ungvar,
Hungary. His English name is Sam, so I don't think he as called
Joshua. I know where my grandparents' gravestones are (Beth Israel in
Woodbridge NJ), but I'm not in the area to be able to find out if
their Hebrew names might be on their gravestones. I really don't know
what to do. I would like to get my mom's gravestone finalized, but I
don't want her parents' names totally misspelled on it. Does anyone
have any recommendations? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Laura Michaels

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary

LM
 

My mom recently died and I've been trying for the past few months to
get the spellings of her parents in Hebrew for her gravestone. I have
recordings of their Hebrew names, but I can't find someone who can
give me a decent Hebrew spelling based on that. My grandfather's name
sounded like Shea Folig and the people I've asked are giving me
spellings like Joshua in Hebrew. He was originally from Ungvar,
Hungary. His English name is Sam, so I don't think he as called
Joshua. I know where my grandparents' gravestones are (Beth Israel in
Woodbridge NJ), but I'm not in the area to be able to find out if
their Hebrew names might be on their gravestones. I really don't know
what to do. I would like to get my mom's gravestone finalized, but I
don't want her parents' names totally misspelled on it. Does anyone
have any recommendations? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Laura Michaels


Re: Cemetery Photos: Mt. Sharon Cemetery, Springfield, PA #photographs #usa

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Mt. Lebanon and Mt. Sharon are frequently conflated with one another, being just a 3.5 km walk or drive apart.

As for Mt. Lebanon, it is adjacent to, has interconnecting roads with, and is maintained by the same crew as Har Zion Cemetery (though they have separate offices), so naturally, confusions between the two are not unknown.

--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


You are invited to join the JGS of Southern Nevada Lecture Series! #events

Ben Kempner
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) invites you to subscribe to our Jewish Genealogy Lecture Series by becoming a 2021 member for $20. 
 

Click here to become a member. 

 

Click here for more details on the topics, speakers, and times.

 


Ben Kempner
Vice President, JGSSN


Documentation for deceased Russian WWII vet who immigrated to Israel from Ukraine in 1990s #israel

jerome.hoffman@...
 

A recently discovered cousin of mine survived WWII in the Russian Army and immigrated to Israel from Ukraine in the 1990s.  Are there records of such immigration in Israel?  Are there societies of former WWII Russian Army immigrants in Israel?

Jerome Hoffman
Broomall, PA


Re: Aerial maps pre WW 2 #austria-czech #hungary #ukraine

Jay Osborn
 


Israel, you wrote:

> Does anyone know how and where you can locate aerial maps for Hungary
> and Ukraine pre world war 2.
>
> These map's can be a great source for old cemeteries etc.

I assume you mean aerial photographs, and I regret I don't know of good resources which exactly match your request. However, there are other resources which partially match, which I will describe here. Probably you know these already, but for the benefit of others:

1. ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative has been locating, surveying, and documenting Jewish cemeteries in central Europe since 2019, and the results of their work are updated online frequently:

https://www.esjf-surveys.org/home/

Ukraine has already been covered quite extensively, and Hungary is part of the project phase now in progress.

2. Historical cadastral maps of Austria-Hungary covered almost the entire empire, documenting land surveys in tremendous detail and with great accuracy. Not all of the original maps have survived in archives, but many thousands have. Only the western part of Ukraine (former eastern Galicia) was part of the Habsburg Monarchy, but that portion now has a special research project (the Gesher Galicia Map Room) which presents digitally-assembled maps from the 19th century:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

These maps clearly show cemeteries of all faiths as they existed at the time of the land surveys. A brief presentation discussing ways to use these maps to research Jewish cemeteries was given at a conference in Vilnius in 2015, and is online:

slides: https://maps.geshergalicia.org/references/osborn_cadmap_14_s1.pdf
text: https://maps.geshergalicia.org/references/osborn_cadmap_14_print_t1.pdf

In Hungary and elsewhere, the Mapire web application overlays historical cadastral maps on both common internet maps and on modern aerial photographic maps:

https://mapire.eu/en/map/cadastral/

Archives in each of the "daughter" countries of the Habsburg Monarchy preserve these maps, and some have digitized them and presented them online.

3. Aerial photography was used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II to document areas they controlled and as they were withdrawing from occupied land. More than a million of these photos survived the war and are now held in archives in the US and the UK. The photos are currently being used in Jewish cemetery preservation projects in Poland and Ukraine (and noo doubt beyond) as in these examples of burial sites which remained mostly intact through the war:

https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/cemeteries/resources/essays-and-op-eds/poland-ww2-luftwaffe-aerial-photos/

and which were extensively destroyed:

https://rohatynjewishheritage.org/en/maps/1944-aerial-photo/

Each of these approaches is described on a page outlining survey methods for Jewish cemetery preservation projects (the focus is on western Ukraine but the methods are broadly applicable):

https://jewishheritageguide.net/en/guide/survey

I do hope another reader of this digest will be able to provide information which better fits your specific request; we could all use those resources!

Kind regards,
Jay Osborn


Re: Naming Conventions #names

Lee Jaffe
 

My 2x great-father was named Eliezer, which explains 3 Elis and 3 Elizabeths two generations later.  My great-grandmother's brother Louis was killed in battle during WW I.  There are a half--dozen children named  Louis or (oddly) Lewis and Lois in the next generations. 

Lee Jaffe

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