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

srsmallx@...
 

Laura my mother is from Ungvar. Maiden name is Stern. She just passed 13 months ago. She settled in Cleveland in 1950 with my dad. Have you been to Ungvar? It’s now known as Uzchorod. If you haven’t I highly recommend it. I took my kids and wife a couple years ago. Had a great tour guide if you’re interested in pursuing it. We found the jewish cemetary there and I was able to locate my great grandmothers grave.
Take care, Steve Small


Mlynarz, Waisman Family of Warsaw, Poland #poland #records #warsaw

bmz1936@...
 

Background

My late father was born in Warsaw in January 1920.  

From the information he provided when enlisting in the reformed Polish Army in 1941, his parents were Chaim Mlynarz and Sara Mlynarz (nee Waisman) and the family’s pre-War Warsaw address was recorded as having been Ulica Niska 43, Warsaw.

Her first name is not known for sure, but my father had a younger sister, believed “Helen” or similar, born around 1925.

My father obviously survived the War, mainly because he was away at Jewish Trade School in Eastern Poland in 1939, but his family will have perished in Warsaw or in the Death Camps.

My father wouldn’t speak in any detail about his family and I know nothing of any extended family that reasonably existed.

Over a number of years, I have periodically researched all the usual databases, including Arolsen, Yad Vashem, JewishGen, Warsaw State Archives, Jewish Historical Institute, etc., but, apart from my father’s Army Records and my father being listed in a record of “persecuted Jews” held by Yad Vashem, it seems that the family has disappeared from recorded history.

Request for Help

I have two questions: (a) does anyone recognise any of the above details from their own family research and (b) does anyone have a suggestion as to other possible surviving records or any other specific research or enquiries that I might usefully undertake?

Thank you. Barry Mlynarz


Re: Berdychev records #ukraine

Sherri Bobish
 


Ozzy,

Have you tried The JewishGen Ukraine Database?
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/

A very quick search for the town of Berdychiv (modern spelling) finds a few GRINBERG associated with the town.

When you search the database for the surname I suggest using a soundex search, as surnames often have variant spellings in the records.

Also, there are  a large number of other researchers of Berdychiv listed in The JewishGen Family Finder:  https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


The Jewish Genealogy SIG (Special Interest Group) is meeting in Feb on Zoom #events #general #announcements #education

Arthur Sissman
 

Hi JewGenners,

 

The Jewish Genealogy SIG (Special Interest Group) is meeting in Feb on Zoom.  The group is located in Collier/Lee Co FL, but wants you to join in the fun.  If you RSVP, you will get a Zoom link and more info about the group.


In addition to requesting the Zoom link, please answer the questions:

 

How did you find out about the meeting - JGen Discussion Group?

Where are you located?

Do you have a family tree?

Have you DNA Tested?

Research interest or what question are you trying to answer - not too much detail please?

Regards,

--
Arthur Sissman
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL
genresearch13@...
954-328-3559


Re: I am looking for my stepsister #general

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi Michaela, 
Have you considered a DNA test?
You may not hit directly your half-sister if she never tested, but maybe a descendant of her or a close relative from her side.
If you have done a test with a different company, you can upload the digital file to MyHeritage and other places for free.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...


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

Reuven Stern
 

Did you try to look up the gravestone photo in Billion Graves?
If the picture is not available on their site, you may enter a request
and hopefully there will be a volunteer who will take a photo for you.
Good luck, 
--
Reuven Stern, Kfar Vradim Israel


Re: Brezov, Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #slovakia #hungary

Rainer Borsdorf
 

Hello Ozzy,

I'd like to help you, but I need more information. Have you got any document where the town name is written?

If it was in Slovakia, it could be Brezov or Prešov, but Szeged (for example) in Hungary is more than 400 km away. What is absolutly sure: Slovakia and Romania never had a common border - ALL time long Hungary was between both countries.
--
Best regards,

Rainer Borsdorf
Ilmenau (Thuringia/ Germany)
www.jewishpastfinder.com


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

Alan Greenberg
 

In all cases that I am aware of (including looking at all of the our Montreal burial database), Shea is short for Yehoshua. In Hebrew it is Yod Hey Vav Shin Ayin.

The English translation of Yehoshua is Joshua, but that doesn't mean he used it. People often picked names that they simply liked or felt comfortable with.

Falk/Falik is a known kinnui (nickname) associated with Yehoshua and it confirms the original Hebrew name.

https://kevarim.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Sheea-Herschorn-2.jpg shows the name in English and Hebrew on the tomb of a famous Chief Rabbi of Montreal ( he spelled it Sheea).

Alan Greenberg
JGS-Montreal


At 2021-01-27 03:24 PM, LM via groups.jewishgen.org 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


World Jewish Restitution Organization Signs Agreement With Luxembourg on Holocaust Property Restitution #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) signed an agreement with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on Holocaust-era property restitution. The agreement was signed by the government of Luxembourg and the Jewish community of Luxembourg, together with WJRO and the Luxembourg Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.

 

The agreement provides symbolic financial acknowledgment to Holocaust survivors who were in Luxembourg during the Holocaust. It commits dedicated resources to Holocaust memorialization, remembrance, research, and education. It also addresses key restitution issues including dormant bank accounts and insurance, as well as looted art.

 

It is estimated that during the Nazi occupation, three-quarters of the 3,907 Jews living in Luxembourg, were not citizens of the country. Government reports published in Luxembourg in 2009 and 2015 recognize that Jews who were not citizens did not receive compensation for the confiscation of their property during the Holocaust. After World War II, around 1,500 Jews returned to Luxembourg and today, about 1,200 reside in the country.

 

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg government agreed to the following:

 

The Government of Luxembourg has agreed to:

● Provide one million Euros as a symbolic acknowledgement of support to Holocaust survivors from Luxembourg. Funds will be transferred to the World Jewish Restitution Organization to be distributed through the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

● Purchase and renovate Cinqfontaines, where Luxembourg Jewish victims were gathered and then transported to death camps. Luxembourg will develop Cinqfontaines into a fitting place to memorialize Holocaust victims and to educate future generations. This project is estimated to cost over 25 million Euros.

● Contribute 120,000 Euros per year for 30 years to the Luxembourg Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah to further Holocaust remembrance and other statutory purposes.

● Continue to support Le Comité pour la mémoire de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale (The Committee for the Remembrance of the Second World War) with an increased budget.

● Establish and fund independent research, provenance research, and work on the national archives to provide access to files related to the occupation of Luxembourg and the Holocaust.

● Enhance collaboration on the development of a national antisemitism strategy.

● Identify and restitute Holocaust-era dormant bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, and insurance policies through an independent audit to be overseen by a joint committee composed of government officials as well as representatives of WJRO and the Jewish community.

● Conduct provenance research in accordance with the Washington Conference Principles and the Terezin Declaration to identify looted art and other cultural property to be returned in accordance with these declarations.


To read more see:

https://www.wjro.org.il/the-world-jewish-restitution-organization-wjro-signs-historic-agreement-with-luxembourg-on-holocaust-era-property-restitution/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


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@...

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