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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the jewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This story, >from a newly-translated chapter in the Yizkor book of Kovel,
Ukraine (a project I am managing on the JewishGen site) combines three
elements often found in accounts of Jews rounded up by the Germans: the
kindness and courage of a righteous Gentile, hiding in fear in miserable,
cramped bunkers without food or water and, finally, the blessing of
escape. This translation came to me >from Philip Friedman who had a
relative translate it for him when he saw the account was written by Lola
Friedman Ingber, his father's first cousin. At one of the dreary moments
in the bunker, where death cries >from above could be heard, Ingber
remembers thinking: "Has my day finally come? I am so young, and yet my
feet are nearing their grave. Will they lead me tomorrow to the gallows
for my final descent?"

URL: https://business.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1729739717048176

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the jewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This story, >from a newly-translated chapter in the Yizkor book of Kovel,
Ukraine (a project I am managing on the JewishGen site) combines three
elements often found in accounts of Jews rounded up by the Germans: the
kindness and courage of a righteous Gentile, hiding in fear in miserable,
cramped bunkers without food or water and, finally, the blessing of
escape. This translation came to me >from Philip Friedman who had a
relative translate it for him when he saw the account was written by Lola
Friedman Ingber, his father's first cousin. At one of the dreary moments
in the bunker, where death cries >from above could be heard, Ingber
remembers thinking: "Has my day finally come? I am so young, and yet my
feet are nearing their grave. Will they lead me tomorrow to the gallows
for my final descent?"

URL: https://business.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1729739717048176

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: Looking for info about Jewish given name "Yada" #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I have never heard of Yada as a given name for a male -
But --
It could easily be Yuda - which is one of the common ways of saying
Yehuda = Jehuda or Juda.
Between the man's real name and the name you have there a number of
intemediaries:
The mother who pronounced it
The person who wrote it on the document
That person's knowledge of English or Yiddish
The person who read the handwriting.

And when you think about it, the difference between a handwritten a
and a handwritten u is really not that big....

And I would also search for the name Leyb since the combination of
"Yehuda Leyb" was extremely common.
"Leyb" is Yiddish for Lion, the animal that represents the tribe of Juda.

I would also look for variants of Leon and Leonard.

Odeda Zlotnick,
Jerusalem, Israel

From: LaDon Wallis <ladon_wallis@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:53:50 -0400

I am researching my mother in law's possible Father. She does not know
who he is. Her mother listed a man named "Yada Rosenberg" born in
Poland in 1916. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska in 1946 when Sandra was
born to Deloris Versaw and probable Yada.

I have been searching every data base I know and cannot even find the
name Yada as a common Jewish given name. Can someone please help me -
is this a possible nickname? I don't even know if the surname would
have been Rosenberg in Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for info about Jewish given name "Yada" #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I have never heard of Yada as a given name for a male -
But --
It could easily be Yuda - which is one of the common ways of saying
Yehuda = Jehuda or Juda.
Between the man's real name and the name you have there a number of
intemediaries:
The mother who pronounced it
The person who wrote it on the document
That person's knowledge of English or Yiddish
The person who read the handwriting.

And when you think about it, the difference between a handwritten a
and a handwritten u is really not that big....

And I would also search for the name Leyb since the combination of
"Yehuda Leyb" was extremely common.
"Leyb" is Yiddish for Lion, the animal that represents the tribe of Juda.

I would also look for variants of Leon and Leonard.

Odeda Zlotnick,
Jerusalem, Israel

From: LaDon Wallis <ladon_wallis@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:53:50 -0400

I am researching my mother in law's possible Father. She does not know
who he is. Her mother listed a man named "Yada Rosenberg" born in
Poland in 1916. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska in 1946 when Sandra was
born to Deloris Versaw and probable Yada.

I have been searching every data base I know and cannot even find the
name Yada as a common Jewish given name. Can someone please help me -
is this a possible nickname? I don't even know if the surname would
have been Rosenberg in Poland.


Re: Sokolow Malopolski #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

As Alexander Sharon wrote, Pinkas HaKehillot (Encyclopedia of the
Communities) is an excellent source of information about Sokolow
Malopolski and other towns for which no yizkor books were published.
Unfortunately, the two-page article on Sokolow M. has not yet been
translated >from Hebrew to English for JewishGen, but dozens of other
Galician town entries have been. Links to those entries are here:

Eastern Galicia
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland2.html

Western Galicia
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland3.html

Another possible source is the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History
Archive (http://vhaonline.usc.edu/login). A search there shows seven
survivors born in Sokolow Malopolski who recorded Holocaust
testimonies and 12 more who mentioned the town in their testimonies.
Len, if you're within reach of one of the libraries that access the videos
-- recorded over 20 years ago by Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation
-- you might want to go there and view some of them. Sites with
access to the videos are shown here:
http://sfi.usc.edu/locator/full_access_sites . Be sure to contact the
site before visiting, as they may need lead time to download the
video(s) of interest.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island) NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Leonard Oppenheim <lenoppenheim@gmail.com> wrote:

<< .... There seems to be no Yizkor book for Sokolow Malopolski, and
the few records that I have been able to find concerning what
happened to the Jewish population there during the Holocaust years
are sparse. Does anyone know of any sort of Yizkor book or other
published or written materials such as diaries, letters, or other sources
of information that memorialize events in Sokolow Malopolski during
the Holocaust?... >>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Sokolow Malopolski #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

As Alexander Sharon wrote, Pinkas HaKehillot (Encyclopedia of the
Communities) is an excellent source of information about Sokolow
Malopolski and other towns for which no yizkor books were published.
Unfortunately, the two-page article on Sokolow M. has not yet been
translated >from Hebrew to English for JewishGen, but dozens of other
Galician town entries have been. Links to those entries are here:

Eastern Galicia
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland2.html

Western Galicia
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland3.html

Another possible source is the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History
Archive (http://vhaonline.usc.edu/login). A search there shows seven
survivors born in Sokolow Malopolski who recorded Holocaust
testimonies and 12 more who mentioned the town in their testimonies.
Len, if you're within reach of one of the libraries that access the videos
-- recorded over 20 years ago by Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation
-- you might want to go there and view some of them. Sites with
access to the videos are shown here:
http://sfi.usc.edu/locator/full_access_sites . Be sure to contact the
site before visiting, as they may need lead time to download the
video(s) of interest.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island) NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Leonard Oppenheim <lenoppenheim@gmail.com> wrote:

<< .... There seems to be no Yizkor book for Sokolow Malopolski, and
the few records that I have been able to find concerning what
happened to the Jewish population there during the Holocaust years
are sparse. Does anyone know of any sort of Yizkor book or other
published or written materials such as diaries, letters, or other sources
of information that memorialize events in Sokolow Malopolski during
the Holocaust?... >>


Re: Sokolow Malopolski #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Len Oppenheim wrote:

My paternal grandmother, Esther Heller Oppenheim, was born and raised in
Sokolow Malopolski. Whereas she and several siblings emigrated to the
USA in the early 1900s, other members of her family remained there.

More than 1,300 Jews lived there in 1921 comprising more than 1/3 of the
town's population.

Today is Yom haShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. There seems to be no
Yizkor book for Sokolow Malopolski, and the few records that I have been
able to find concerning what happened to the Jewish population there
during the Holocaust years are sparse.

Does anyone know of any sort of Yizkor book or other published or
written materials such as diaries, letters, or other sources of
information that memorialize events in Sokolow Malopolski during the
Holocaust?

An article in today's NY Times notes that there are only about 400,000
Holocaust survivors still living. Does anyone know of any living
survivors >from Sokolow Malopolski who may still be able to provide
information about the holocaust in that town? For current and future
researchers whose ancestors had connections with Sokolow Malopolski, any
tidbit of information may be very helpful.
______________________________________

Actually, there is a version of Yizkor Book for Sokolow Malopolski
which is included in the Yad vaShem publication "Pinkas haKehilot"
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, vol. IV, part 3, Poland,
Western Galicia and Silesia, Jerushalaim 1984).

Refer to the contents of this particular volume donated by Ada
Holtzman z"l. Sokolow Malopolski appears on the list on pp. 276-278.

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland3.html

Sokolow Malopolski is not listed in the JewishGen Yizkor Books
summary since the entry >from the Yad vaShem publication was not
translated >from Hebrew, or if it was translated, it was not donated for
publication to JewishGen.

Please note that there are 133 entries for Sokolow Malopolski in the
JewishGen Family Finder database submitted by 54 Sokolow M.
researchers.

https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgffform.php

You probably can produce your own town's Yizkor Book by translating
the entry >from the Hebrew Yad vaShem publication and combining it
with other available data for Sokolow M. >from Warsaw's "Polin" -
Jewish Museum

https://sztetl.org.pl/en/towns/s/159-sokolow-malopolski

and by extracting Jewish surnames >from the 1929 Poland Business
Directory

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0785
http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0786

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Sokolow Malopolski #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Len Oppenheim wrote:

My paternal grandmother, Esther Heller Oppenheim, was born and raised in
Sokolow Malopolski. Whereas she and several siblings emigrated to the
USA in the early 1900s, other members of her family remained there.

More than 1,300 Jews lived there in 1921 comprising more than 1/3 of the
town's population.

Today is Yom haShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. There seems to be no
Yizkor book for Sokolow Malopolski, and the few records that I have been
able to find concerning what happened to the Jewish population there
during the Holocaust years are sparse.

Does anyone know of any sort of Yizkor book or other published or
written materials such as diaries, letters, or other sources of
information that memorialize events in Sokolow Malopolski during the
Holocaust?

An article in today's NY Times notes that there are only about 400,000
Holocaust survivors still living. Does anyone know of any living
survivors >from Sokolow Malopolski who may still be able to provide
information about the holocaust in that town? For current and future
researchers whose ancestors had connections with Sokolow Malopolski, any
tidbit of information may be very helpful.
______________________________________

Actually, there is a version of Yizkor Book for Sokolow Malopolski
which is included in the Yad vaShem publication "Pinkas haKehilot"
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, vol. IV, part 3, Poland,
Western Galicia and Silesia, Jerushalaim 1984).

Refer to the contents of this particular volume donated by Ada
Holtzman z"l. Sokolow Malopolski appears on the list on pp. 276-278.

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland3.html

Sokolow Malopolski is not listed in the JewishGen Yizkor Books
summary since the entry >from the Yad vaShem publication was not
translated >from Hebrew, or if it was translated, it was not donated for
publication to JewishGen.

Please note that there are 133 entries for Sokolow Malopolski in the
JewishGen Family Finder database submitted by 54 Sokolow M.
researchers.

https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgffform.php

You probably can produce your own town's Yizkor Book by translating
the entry >from the Hebrew Yad vaShem publication and combining it
with other available data for Sokolow M. >from Warsaw's "Polin" -
Jewish Museum

https://sztetl.org.pl/en/towns/s/159-sokolow-malopolski

and by extracting Jewish surnames >from the 1929 Poland Business
Directory

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0785
http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0786

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


The name Fischel #germany

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

I have read that the name Fischel is a variation of the name Ephraim.  I
don't really see how they get Fischel >from Ephraim.  If someone can help
me understand that, I'd really appreciate it.

Ellen Barnett Cleary, San Francisco CA ellencleary@comcast.net


German SIG #Germany The name Fischel #germany

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

I have read that the name Fischel is a variation of the name Ephraim.  I
don't really see how they get Fischel >from Ephraim.  If someone can help
me understand that, I'd really appreciate it.

Ellen Barnett Cleary, San Francisco CA ellencleary@comcast.net


April 25: Genealogy InstaMeet for Young Professionals at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following hands-on workshop and reception,
presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and the
Center for Jewish History.

Family History Today for Young Professionals (20s-30s): Genealogy
Discoveries InstaMeet
Date: April 25, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: Want to put your online snooping habits to good use? Our
librarians will show you how to begin tracing your family's roots. Then,
you'll go online and show us what you discover about your ancestors -
#cjhfamilyfinds! Followed by reception.
Tickets: free; reservations required at
https://www.smarttix.com/Event/fam8E8

Moriah Amit, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April 25: Genealogy InstaMeet for Young Professionals at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following hands-on workshop and reception,
presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and the
Center for Jewish History.

Family History Today for Young Professionals (20s-30s): Genealogy
Discoveries InstaMeet
Date: April 25, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: Want to put your online snooping habits to good use? Our
librarians will show you how to begin tracing your family's roots. Then,
you'll go online and show us what you discover about your ancestors -
#cjhfamilyfinds! Followed by reception.
Tickets: free; reservations required at
https://www.smarttix.com/Event/fam8E8

Moriah Amit, New York


Seeking Guide for Trip to Hungary #hungary

amar@...
 

How can I post a message asking for assistance during a weeks visit to Hunga=
ry? I want to visit Sarkad, and Debrecen. I will need an English-Hungarian s=
peaking assistant, and will need to arrange transport >from and back to Budap=
est. Thank you for your help.

Paula Schwartz

Moderator: Your loyal moderator added a substantive subject line to Paula's message.
Once again, I need to remind anyone posting messages to make sure that you have done
so and to not send a message by clicking reply to the H-SIG digest.
Please contact Paula off-list with suggestions or offers.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Seeking Guide for Trip to Hungary #hungary

amar@...
 

How can I post a message asking for assistance during a weeks visit to Hunga=
ry? I want to visit Sarkad, and Debrecen. I will need an English-Hungarian s=
peaking assistant, and will need to arrange transport >from and back to Budap=
est. Thank you for your help.

Paula Schwartz

Moderator: Your loyal moderator added a substantive subject line to Paula's message.
Once again, I need to remind anyone posting messages to make sure that you have done
so and to not send a message by clicking reply to the H-SIG digest.
Please contact Paula off-list with suggestions or offers.


Re: Cemetery photo request-Mt. Lebanon, Queens-Thank you #general

Laurie Sosna
 

Hello,

I am very grateful to everyone who replied to me, and to the generous
individual who sent me a photo they found on JewishData.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cemetery photo request-Mt. Lebanon, Queens-Thank you #general

Laurie Sosna
 

Hello,

I am very grateful to everyone who replied to me, and to the generous
individual who sent me a photo they found on JewishData.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


ViewMate Translation, Russian (Opole Lubelskie, GORDON, SZNAJDER) #general

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted a birth record to ViewMate for translation >from Russian
to English. This is for one of Rywka Touba's children. Please confirm
parents’ names and ages, locations, dates, occupations, and names of
witnesses.

The record is at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66092

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you!

Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland: KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN,
FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from towns near Ostrowiec and
Opole Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation, Russian (Opole Lubelskie, GORDON, SZNAJDER) #general

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted a birth record to ViewMate for translation >from Russian
to English. This is for one of Rywka Touba's children. Please confirm
parents’ names and ages, locations, dates, occupations, and names of
witnesses.

The record is at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66092

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you!

Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland: KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN,
FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from towns near Ostrowiec and
Opole Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


ViewMate Translations, Polish (Opole Lubelskie, HIBEL, GIBEL, KALMUS, SZNAJDER) #general

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted four vital records to ViewMate for translation >from
Polish to English. All records are >from Opole Lubelskie, and all are
for the SZNAJDER branch of my family. Please extract all genealogical
information including names, dates, ages, locations, and occupations.
I also appreciate witnesses' names as there are often familial
relationships hidden in them.

The records can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66070
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66090
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66091
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64776

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you!

Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland: KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN,
FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from towns near Ostrowiec and Opole
Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translations, Polish (Opole Lubelskie, HIBEL, GIBEL, KALMUS, SZNAJDER) #general

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted four vital records to ViewMate for translation >from
Polish to English. All records are >from Opole Lubelskie, and all are
for the SZNAJDER branch of my family. Please extract all genealogical
information including names, dates, ages, locations, and occupations.
I also appreciate witnesses' names as there are often familial
relationships hidden in them.

The records can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66070
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66090
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66091
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM64776

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you!

Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland: KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN,
FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from towns near Ostrowiec and Opole
Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG

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