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Re: Chelmno - Fate of Buchbinder Family (6 Members) #lodz #poland

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Dear Lisa, 
I just copy what I have already replied many times on this forum :
  • Lodz hadn't been destroyed during Shoah and WWII, so all vital records are available from 1850 (ca. establishment of this city) to 1939.
  • During Shoah (Holocaust), you know Lodz had been transformed in a large ghetto, from early 1940 to June 1944, where ca. 240.000 of our Lost survived and died (in Chelmno and elsewhere)
  • During ghetto period, its Judenrat (Jewish administration under nazi rules) had ca. 14.000 clercs : they filed ca. 800.000 pages of archives which hadn't been destroyed and are available at USHMM : thanks again Ms. Megan Lewis, Library Referee who helped me to discover and understand structure of these huge archives. USHMM "Finding Aid" is 165 page thick, enough to present ca. 800 rolls of 1000 microfilms. You can download it on USHMM web site.
  • Now, a large part of these archives are available on Polish State archives at https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/39/278/0#tabZespol . These archives are same microfilms as USHMM, but aren't already fully on line.
  • With these archives, you can follow fate of almost all our Losts, from their early entrance in ghetto to their last day...
  • "Residents" lists have been indexed by Yad Vashem and ORFLI : they are available in JewishGen, as are ID card of ghetto workers.
  • But you have much more to find in these archives, survival and final destruction of the 2nd largest Jewish community of Poland...
  • In Israel, OFRLI, Organization of former Lodz Inhabitants, display ca. 10.000 pictures taken in Lodz ghetto and a lot of informations :
                       http://www.lodz-israel.co.il/text/org-eng.html     
        For me who is lucky to have tens of pictures of my Lodzer family, I can't look at these pictures without trying to recognize my Losts...

Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund / Workmen Circle of France)


Re: Vinitsky/Winitsky from Detroit, Mich. #usa

Joel Ives
 

My uncle was Abraham "Roy" Wenitt  (1906-1991.) The only information I have is that his father Isador Wenitsky  was from Russia.  His grandfather was also Abraham Wenitsky. The family lived in the Bronx, New York.  It appears that there are many spelling variations for this name so, I would research as many spelling variations as you can think of.
Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA  


Re: Old lineages (don Vino = Weinstock) #hungary

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,
I have a similar story in my family. I was told my late grandmother's family was originally known as "don Vino" and where wine merchants in Spain. At the time of the inquisition, they relocated to the Tokaj-area of Hungary and changed adopted the surname of Weinstock. My paper trail takes me back to the late 1700's in Hungary. Ancestry confirms I have 1% Spanish ethnicity. 

I wish there was a way to learn more about that part of my heritage.
--

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Trying to Make Sense of a Jewish Welfare Board, War Correspondence Entry #records

Eric Ellman
 

Friends,

I do not understand what's going on in an entry for the Jewish Welfare Board, War Correspondence Entry.  Can someone help?  The docs concern Max Ellman (1890-1963)

Max Ellman, Army No. 1907079; Beneficiary, Selke Ellman (daughter); c/o Etel Tsiril Schwartz (grandmother and guardian), Saratov, Russia; Nature of Claim, Allotment and Allowance; Located through information given by [Max or Mrs.] Ellman; Allotment and allowance due to daughter was recent settled by check upon forwarding proper papers to Veterans Bureau; case closed.

Comments and questions:
(1) I have a vague idea of what's going on here, but I can use some more help?;
(2) What year might this record be from?  According to Max's headstone application, Max enlisted 9/19/17 and was discharged 9/27/19;
(3) Max Ellman was from Minkovitz, Ukraine in the Kamyanets, Podilsky. He married his wife, Rachel (or Jennie) there in 1912 and immigrated to New York in 1913.  Sartov is light-years (1,600 mi.) from Minkovitz so that seems strange to me.  I have a high degree of confidence I have the right Max Ellman since the Army serial number on the JWB document matches the Army serial number on the headstone application in 1963 and the headstone application matches everything I know about Max.  Nu?
(4) On Max's petition for naturalization in 1925 (I know this is the right Max), he lists a son, Soloman, but no daughter.  I could not find Max on the manifest. The 1930 and 1940 censuses (Brooklyn) lists a daughter, Bessie (b. 1924), but no son.  I found no census info for 1915 or 1920.

--

Eric J. Ellman
N. Bethesda, MD
USA

 

Searching: COHEN (London), COIRA, (Minkovsty, Ukr.), ELLMAN (Minkovsty, Ukraine), FAGIN (Dvinsk, Latvia), GREENBERG (Rzeszów, Galicia), GRUDMAN/GRUBMAN (Kedainiai, Lit./Riga, Lat.), KOTZEN (Riga, Lat./Birzhay, Lit.), KREIGER (Riga, Lat./Kedainiai, Lith.), LUFFER, ((Riga, Lat./Birzhay, Lit.), MAIDMAN (Minkovsty, Ukr),ROSENBERG (Lomza/Nowogrod, Poland), STORCH/STOCK (Rzeszów, Galacia), STERN (Narajow/Narayiv, Galicia), SZRENZIL (Narajow/Narayiv, Galicia), WYSZYNSKI (Mlawa, Poland)


Re: Alternate locations for an Orthodox wedding/marriage ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #usa

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"married in the rabbi's office rather than in the main sanctuary (not sure if that's what the primary area of worship was called). Would there have been a precedent, or reason? "

My mother said she got married in a blue suit - I don't know where, but it wasn't a big wedding, and money wasn't the issue. The issue was that WW II was raging in Europe (and the US wasn't in it yet, but soon), and a big todo wasn't proper. 

Perhaps your grandparents married near or during a war?  Or Covid-19? Or Spanish flu?

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


looking for magazine " Menorah " ,June 1,1984 pages 4-8 published in Toronto ,Canada #canada

rosfayeld@...
 

 

I am looking for an article  written by Slovakian  lawyer Miklos Gasko, published in the  “  Menórah,  "  magazine  of  Toronto   on 1 June 1984 pages  4-12  on "Death Trains "

I am from Melbourne, Australia

 

Regards,

 

Roslyn Eldar

0411884720

rosfayeld@...

 


Update on event: “The 11 Tribes of Rubel: The Search for My Cousins, Past and Present”. At 1PM EST on March 10, #announcements

Walter Rosenthal
 

 

“The 11 Tribes of Rubel: The Search for My Cousins, Past and Present”.  At 1PM EST on March 10, a virtual presentation will be hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County  (Florida).  Ken Cutler, an attorney and Parkland City Commissioner , will speak about his unique strategy for conducting genealogical research. Priority will be given to the members of JGSPBCI.  A link will be provided prior to thE presentation.

Please respond to Walter Rosenthal waltrose864@...   

 

Walter Rosenthal
 


Washington Heights by LBI #usa

Alan Ehrlich
 

Interesting retrospective concerning Washington Heights... The ’upper’ Manhattan neighborhood where so many German Jewish refugees relocated to that it’s been nicknamed: "Frankfurt on Hudson, respectively "The IV. Reich":

https://www.lbi.org/exhibitions/virtual-refuge-heights/?fbclid=IwAR2ZnIsRvmEaNk_1MpPV4-dbshPzSSGnzV6huc6QXOn9M00YMt9WxnDUfjs


Friendly regards,,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Charlap family #rabbinic #usa

Moe D
 

I'm a descendant of rabbi Yaakov Moshe charlap. I haven't chanced upon too many relatives that are descendants of him as well. I know that there was a rabbi in new york, by the name of rabbi yechiel michel charlap. If anyone has a file with a list of all  his descendants, and also a couple of photos, it would be cool to see.
Moe Dinkel


Re: Alternate locations for an Orthodox wedding/marriage ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #usa

Shlomo Katz
 

In fact, getting married in a Shul (synagogue) is a relatively new (i.e., 19th century) innovation and was disapproved of by many rabbis who viewed it as being influenced by the Christian concept of a church wedding. Traditionally, Jewish weddings were conducted outdoors weather permitting.

Sources to rabbinic works available on request.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD


Families from Petkunai, Lithuania #lithuania

David Wolk
 

Seeking contact with any Jewish Gen members who had relatives living in Petkunai during period 1870-1900.  Would like to find possible links to my ancestors, Max and Leba Wolk.

Many thanks,
David Wolk


Yiddish Letter Translation Assistance - Thank You! #translation

Dave Baron
 

Hello,

 

Thank you in advance for any assistance translating this note to my Saba (grandpa), from I believe Moshe Shertok, also known as Moshe Sharett.

 

Moshe Sharett, Israel’s first foreign minister (1948–56) and second prime minister, replacing David Ben-Gurion who in 1953 retired temporarily.

 

The signature resembles that of Shertok on the list of signatures from the Declaration of Independence, last name on the left, but I could be wrong: https://www.knesset.gov.il/docs/images/signatures.jpg

 

Gratitude as always to the JewishGen community for this forum and support. 

 
 
Gratitude as always to the JewishGen community for this forum and support. 
 



--
Regards, 
David Baron
Baltimore, Maryland
Unreich.org


Glïckstadt - portuguese jews to Emden #germany #sephardic #scandinavia

joelle.meyer24@...
 

We are a little group of people trying to verify if our ancestors born in Emden/Bunde/Jemgum in the 1600’s are really related to the Henrique family who settled in  Gluckstadt in the early 1600's.

Some researchers think that they would be children of  Josua Moses Henriques born in 1665 in Gluckstadt, Manuel Mendes Henriques Cohen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt, a Female Mussaphia Dionis Hinrichen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt or  Manuel Mendes Henriques Cohen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt (parents unknown), 

However, until now we found not written evidence on such link.
We have very little information on Glückstadt for this period, and we are looking for any document which could guide us and be evidence such a list of all list of Jewish residents between 1600-1700 in Glückstadt, a list of residents in Emden during this period, travel documents, etc...

 

 Thanks and best regards

 

 

Joelle Meyer from Paris
joelle.meyer24@...
Looking for Meyer/Meijer/Meier and Nathan ancestors from the Emden region (Emden, Bunde, Jemgum, Wittmund, Leer, Aurich, Norden during the 18th century


Re: New England Ports of Arrival pre 1905 #usa #records

Marian
 

For Rhode Island arrivals prior to 1911, look in Boston arrival records.

Marian Smith


Re: New England Ports of Arrival pre 1905 #usa #records

Susan&David
 


Karol: If you have access to Ancestry.com you can search for immigrant ship arrivals at US Atlantic Ports.  Rhode Island is included.
    https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8758/

David Rosen
Boston Massachusetts USA

On 2/28/2021 4:32 AM, Karol Swanson via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Hi
I was once told that my G-Grandfather arrived in the US in a port in Rhode Island- possibly Truro or Providence.  He certainly does not appear on the EIDB.  Does anyone know where I can find more information?

Karol Schlosser Swanson
Scotland




Family tree of Avraham Avinu...any connections? #general

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך
 

hello everybody.i share with you a family tree till avraham avinu and sara so you can try to conect your family to this tree.
y.z.kinstlich.  Kinstlich123@...


Photo david.jpeg uploaded

main@groups.jewishgen.org Notification <noreply@...>
 

The following photos have been uploaded to the David Ackerman Lublin about 1901-10 album of the main@... group.

By: philippa ackerman <philippaackerman@...>


Re: Genealogy Programs #general

colin@...
 

I have in the past used Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic and others.  However, I changed to Family Historian about 5 years ago as it is incredibly flexible and customisable.  It does great charts and reports as well.  It supports Plugins and there are lots of these to expand the features, should they be needed.
https://www.family-historian.co.uk/ 

There is also a Family Historian User Group that has given me an incredible amount of support with the more advanced features.
https://www.fhug.org.uk/


Colin Harris
London, UK


New England Ports of Arrival pre 1905 #usa #records

Karol Swanson
 

Hi
I was once told that my G-Grandfather arrived in the US in a port in Rhode Island- possibly Truro or Providence.  He certainly does not appear on the EIDB.  Does anyone know where I can find more information?

Karol Schlosser Swanson
Scotland

Researching: ZUCKER, SCHLOSSER, SCHWARZ(MANN), FRIEDLANDER- Bolechow
SCHLOSSER –Stry, Kolomea
FLUGMAN- Bukaczowce, Burztyn
ROSENBERG- Koniuszkow
KITTLER, KITTER- Bukaczowce, Wojnilow


Bergerfruend/bergier from bilgoraj #general #poland

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך
 

hello.my mother (lea)born in bilgoraj.her parents (died from starvation)were. binyamin and chaya sara bergerfrajnd.
Binyamin's parents were Moszek bergier and ajdla golda porcelan.
Chaya sara's parents were Lejba Josef nudel and necha cukier. 
I need to know who were their parents?
i will be very happy to get an answer ...
Y.z.kinstlich.      Kinstlich123@gmail

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