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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks about his Thessaloniki roots and his parents' Holocaust experiences #holocaust

Renee Steinig
 

In an interview at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage last month,
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla discussed his family's roots in Thessaloniki
(Salonika), Greece, where he was born and raised. He also related in
powerful detail the story of his parents, Mois and Sara, who were
among the few Jews in that city to survive the Holocaust. Dr. Bourla
was interviewed by Robert Krulwich, a science correspondent for NPR
and former co-host of the show Radiolab.

The one-hour interview is now available on YouTube --
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzzHtvRHkMk .

A Forward article about the interview is at
https://forward.com/culture/464340/pfizer-ceo-albert-bourla-covid-vaccine-thessaloniki-jewish-holocaust/

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Translation Russian #russia #translation

J. Grossman
 

Please translate these documents.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91647

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91648

 

Best regards,

Joanne Grossman

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk - an enquiry regarding the 1900 census conducted in the city by the Austro-Hungarians #galicia #ukraine

SLeaf
 

In fact, the 1857 census records (unindexed) are available online through Family Search.  They're organized by house number, but it's confusing because similar number sequences appear in different volumes, and, as a result, I had to search through multiple volumes even though I knew the relevant house number.  Here's a link:  https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/search-results?page=1&place=3460695&endDate=1857&startDate=1857&lifeEvent=105057.

Shalom Leaf


James Gross with Steinberg family. #general

estelle
 

If you are James or know James,.please contact me.

Thank you

Estelle Guttman
erguttman2020@... 


The March Issue of the Galitzianer #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

We are pleased to announce the release of the March 2021 issue of the
Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia’s quarterly research journal. This issue
provides readers with an overview of Galician cadastral maps,
interspersed with vivid map images. Also, as a valuable resource for those
researching Galitzianers who fought in WWI, this issue contains a
comprehensive tutorial on WWI military records and an article about 
German resources on Galician soldiers. Finally, there is a review of Jewish
records in the Przemysl State Archive, a reflective article by a future
archivist, and a heartwarming story of a most unlikely family reunion.

Here is a list of the articles in the March issue:
  • “Tutorial: Understanding Cadastral Maps” by Jay Osborn
  • “Tutorial: WWI Military Records” by Christina Hilsenrath
  • “Galician Finds in German WWI Sources” by Eric Feinstein
  • “Jews from Przemysl” by Ewa Grin-Piszczek  
  • “An Archival Classroom: What Index Books Can Reveal” by Jacob Heisler
  • "Finding Family Serendipitously” by Jan Berlfein Burns
  • “President’s Page” by Steven S. Turner

The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia. To join,
visit our website at www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Members and
nonmembers alike are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related
themes to the Galitzianer. For details, please review our
submissions policy at www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions, and then contact
me at submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia


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Re: Relationship titles #general

kshepard
 

Good afternoon,

Your parent's first cousin would be your 1st cousin once removed. IF your parent's 1st cousin had a child/children, that child/children would be your 2nd cousin.

Regards,

Kathleen Shepard

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 03:32:31 PM CDT, June Genis <junegenis@...> wrote:


What would a child call the first cousin of their parent? Would that
person be considered an aunt/uncle or some sort of cousin?

The person who witnessed my grandfather's death certificate indicated
that he was a nephew. To me that meant he was the son of my
grandfather's brother (or at least half brother). Last night while
watching TV I noticed that someone referred to the first cousin of his
father as his uncle. If that if correct in my situation it would
totally change the prediction about who our MRCA might be.

DNA suggests that I have many 2nd cousins who appear to share a great
grandfather with me. New research suggests this isn't possible and
that these are two separate people who were both named after their
common grandfather, but are sons of different fathers. That would make
them 1st cousins. If so, would the son of one cousin consider himself
to be a nephew of the other 1st cousin? If true it would explain some
tree discrepancies I have been unable to resolve.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Relationship titles #general

June Genis
 

What would a child call the first cousin of their parent? Would that
person be considered an aunt/uncle or some sort of cousin?

The person who witnessed my grandfather's death certificate indicated
that he was a nephew. To me that meant he was the son of my
grandfather's brother (or at least half brother). Last night while
watching TV I noticed that someone referred to the first cousin of his
father as his uncle. If that if correct in my situation it would
totally change the prediction about who our MRCA might be.

DNA suggests that I have many 2nd cousins who appear to share a great
grandfather with me. New research suggests this isn't possible and
that these are two separate people who were both named after their
common grandfather, but are sons of different fathers. That would make
them 1st cousins. If so, would the son of one cousin consider himself
to be a nephew of the other 1st cousin? If true it would explain some
tree discrepancies I have been unable to resolve.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

JoAnne Goldberg
 

I am only familiar with the process for US citizens...

A German Supreme Court decision last May opened citizenship restoration to many more people. One of my friends, who had applied years earlier, was able to readily complete the process after that decision.  I've submitted all the paperwork for myself and my son, and am now waiting to get an appointment at the local consulate.

The United States website/UI is not the greatest, but I found a helpful intern at my consulate, plus the fact that my mother can read/write German enabled me to understand what they wanted.

Advantages: German citizenship gives you access to the EU, helpful if you're thinking of living/working there for a period of time. If you are a resident, you will have to pay those taxes, and of course the US always wants its cut. The arm of the IRS is long.

JoAnne

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JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

David Lewin
 

At 13:28 16/03/2021, bethchardack via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I recently heard that Germany has a "Restoration of German Citizenship" project, which would reinstate (dual) German citizenship to Americans who were former German citizens (and their descendants) who were deprived of their German citizenship due to persecution on political, racial or religious grounds between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945. Does anyone have any insights on this program and thoughts on potential benefits (access to research materials?) or detriments (possible taxes?)? Here's the link: https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/03-Citizenship/restoration-of-german-citizenship/925120 .
Thank you.
Beth Chardack

I am in London, not the USA - but the basis is the same

I have had my German Nationality restored under this Process.   Very simple, just contact a German consulate - they will guide you.

I did so not because I wanted it,   Rather to enable my children to work in Europe after the idiotic exodus of the UK from Europe - or Brexit as it became known.

David Lewin
London


DRUCKERs of Kyiv, Ukraine (Kiev) to rabbinic line. #rabbinic

Alison Drucker
 



Hi, I have no previous experience researching rabbinic line; hoping for help.
   My surname is DRUCKER, shared by my paternal grandfather, who
always said he was from a rabbinic line.  (More about him below). So
far I have come across 2 possible leads.
    First, an article from Pittsburgh about a Sol DRUCKER descriged as
"the son of Rabbi Lazarus DRUCKER and Sarah DRUCKER, a direct lineal
descendant of Reb. Chaim VOLOZHINER, the founder of the VOLOZHINER
Yeshivah."  Any way to connect my grandfather to that line?
    Second, at the surname database of the Museum of the Jewish People
(now ANU) in Tel Aviv, the entry on DRUCKER mentions a 19th C.
Galician scholar (but does NOT say rabbi) named Markus (Mordechai)
DRUCKER.  With help of Jewish Gen, I learned of a 1934 book with a bio
of him and was able to get that bio from a library in Germany.  it
said he was born in Stryy, Ukraine (Stryj in 1934) on Jan. 4, 1854
under the name Mordechai Ben Yehuda Leibush DRUCKER; he was a Talmudic
scholar who had books published in Lviv, Ukraine (Lvov) around 1904
and was still alive in 1934.
     My paternal grandfather was Harry DRUCKER, born in Kyiv, Ukraine
(Kiev) around 1880 to father Haskel.  He was estranged from his family
and I know very little about him before he married Anna ALTERMAN after
he came to the U.S.  He came sometime between 1897 and 1905 and may
have spent years in Canada before entering the U.S.  So far, I have
not been able to locate any naturalization papers for him, which might
lead to more info.
     Thanks for any suggestions.
Alison Drucker
 


 


ViewMate Translation Request: Russian Language Polish Marriage Record #poland #translation #records

robertjaylevy@...
 

Translators of 19th century Russian Cyrillic, please consider lending your expertise to ViewMate item #91606, an 1893 Polish marriage record written in Russian, which can be viewed at:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=91606

Your efforts would be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

Bob Levy
Los Angeles

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Re: Name of MARKUS to Max #lithuania #names

Carol Baird
 

My grandfather was German (from Upper Silesia, now Poland) and his Hebrew name was Mordechai, his secular name was Markus until he came to the USA in 1940 and changed it on his naturalization papers to MAX.
Carol Davidson Baird
Solana Beach, CA


Online information connecting Padua family and Luzzatto family #general

Guy <guy.f.levin@...>
 

Is there a resource online or can someone direct me to information that shows the connection between the Padua family and the Luzzatto family? 

I know there is a monumental work that has been published with all of the descendants of the Maharam Padua, but I do not have access to that at the moment.

Be well.



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Guy F. Levin
SLOAN/SLOMSKY (Suvalk, Lithuania)
LEIBSON (Izyaslav Ukraine)
POLSKY (YAMPOLSKY) 
GORSKY
ISRAELITAN
LIPSCHUTZ/PADUA
METZGER
SAIDEL


Re: Question about New York City Marriage Records #records

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"I can tell you that the
marriage cerificates are separate from Marriage licenses and applications. These two are bundled together and in the past, unless they have changed, you had to go in person to retrieve on microfilm these latter two documents.  The marriage certificate you could order by mail. "

Not true. I ordered marriage license applications and got them by mail (no index back then). In person is better, as I ordered Bernard Laguna and Rachel Lowenstein and got nothing; I went in person and found them right away: Bernard was Barnett and Rachel was Regina, but with the then odd Laguna, there was no question. People changed their names all the time, especially immigrants (which they were).

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

bethchardack@...
 

I recently heard that Germany has a "Restoration of German Citizenship" project, which would reinstate (dual) German citizenship to Americans who were former German citizens (and their descendants) who were deprived of their German citizenship due to persecution on political, racial or religious grounds between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945. Does anyone have any insights on this program and thoughts on potential benefits (access to research materials?) or detriments (possible taxes?)? Here's the link: https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/03-Citizenship/restoration-of-german-citizenship/925120.
Thank you. 
Beth Chardack


Re: Translation request: Hebrew to English (Yad Vashem testimony) #holocaust #translation #subcarpathia

Carol Hoffman
 

Yad Vashem has an automatic translation, see below:
Last Name Ackerman
Last Name Akerman
First Name Roza
Maiden Name Iakov
Gender Female
Date of Birth 28/01/1886
Place of Birth Polana,Czechoslovakia
Father's First Name Yaakov
Father's First Name Leib
Mother's First Name Sara
Mother's First Name Rivka
Marital Status Married
Spouse's First Name Shmuel
Spouse's First Name Samuel
Permanent Place of Residence Mukacevo,Mukacevo,Carpathian Ruthenia,Czechoslovakia
Citizenship Czechoslovakia
Profession Housewife
Place during the War Mukacevo,Mukacevo,Carpathian Ruthenia,Czechoslovakia
Status according to Source murdered
Submitter's Last Name Akerman
Submitter's First Name Naftali
Relationship to Victim Daughter
Source Yad Vashem - Pages of Testimony Names Memorial Collection
Type of material Page of Testimony
Item ID 1274722
* Automatic translation from Hebrew

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv


Re: Name of MARKUS to Max #lithuania #names

Jill Whitehead
 

My great great grandfather was Mordechai Serwianski. Some of his descendants in the UK and US changed their surname to variously Max, Maxwell, and Morris.

In terms of first names his descendants called themselves mainly Mark or Marks or Max,.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, Uk


Re: Looking for My Heritage Member to access JC engagement notice #unitedkingdom

paveanyu@...
 

Hi Shoshana Glickman,                                                        16th March 2021

I noted your request regarding family H. Ickowicz

The address you mention: 63. Ashbourne Avenue NW11  
Based on the Shomer Shabboth telephone book--London

The telephone number --
H. Ickowicz  at 63 Ashbourne Avenue NW11 ODT  is London--  Golders Green 8455-4646

As for 29. Green Lane Hendon--NW 4---I cannot locate a telephone number--it might be a block of Flat now.

One of my son was in the same class--many years ago--with Dudi  Iczkowitcz
if you are interested .
Please contact me direct to :paveanyu@...

Best wishes
Veronika Pachtinger
London  UK.

I would like to take the opportunity to wish Everybody at Jewish Gen a 'Kosheren' healthy prosperous Pesach.


Re: Translation request: Hebrew to English (Yad Vashem testimony) #holocaust #translation #subcarpathia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

1. Surname: Ackerman
2. Given name: Roza
3. Father's name: Yaakov Leyb
4. Mother's name: Sarah Rivka
5. Date of Birth: 28 January 1886
6. Place and country of birth: "Polyana" [Poland?]
7. Permanent place of residence: Mukachevo
8. Profession: House wife
9. Nationality: Czech
10. Place of residence during the war: Mukachevo
11. Place and circumstances of death: Not know precisely
12. Personal status: Married
13. Name of wife and her maiden name: [response repeats parents' names]
Husband's name: Shmuel; his age 57
14. Names of children aged up to 18, who perished:  [none mentioned]
 
 
Signed by Naftali Ackerman, her son, on 2 October 1955
Netanya, Gordon st. 14 POB 37

[Comment]:
POT's from the 1950's were filled by interviewers who wrote down what they understood, and used their native tongue's spelling for places and people's names.
Additionally, it's possible the witnesses could not really read what they were signing and this can be a source of discrepancies.
 


Re: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities #southafrica #announcements #general

Saul Issroff
 

You will note from the list posted that Pretoria is not included as it’s a large city not a country community.
--
Saul Issroff
London UK

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