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Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

stalactit@...
 

Hello,

My maternal grandmother’s official name was Maria Solomonovna  PRITIKINA  (Russian spelling: Мария Соломоновна Притыкина) 1903-1974 from Oster, Ukraine. But everybody called her Mania ( Manya, Маня). I wouldn’t know how her father was nicknamed but she named one of her son’s Solomon, after him and everybody called him Monia or Mon’ka (Monya, Моня, Монька)
--
Jane DOROGOYER

Researching 
LANDSMAN from Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus;
SHEININ from Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus, Kyiv, Russia;
PRITIKIN from Oster, Ukraine;
KRONFELD from Bessarabia;
DOROGOYER from Bessarabia.


Re: Trying to Locate Shmerman (Sherman) family Members from Novi Velidnyky, Ukraine (Veledniki) #general #ukraine

Diane Jacobs
 


Have you tried the database on Yad Vashem to see if any of this family had testimony submitted by other family.  I recently found an entire line of my family because the submitter
Of testimony left not only their name but there address. From there I found their children in another state in the US.

Hope this helps.
Duane Jacobs


On Apr 11, 2021, at 2:07 AM, FamilySearchPoland <nr1teachers@...> wrote:

The Sherman (Shmerman) family was from Veledniki Ukraine. Here's an article about the city the Sherman's (Shmerman's) originated from along with a photo we contributed.  http://jewua.org/veledniki/

In the article (Written by a Ukranian Researcher on Jews) named Chaim several statements about the Shmerman family are mentioned:

1. After massacre, 155 Jewish houses were disassembled by local Ukrainians. Only Shmerman’s house wasn’t touched because German headquarter was in it. 2. In the Shmerman’s house was located unofficial synagogue (even with a Torah scroll).
3. Bliuma Moiseyevna Shmerman cared for the rabbi Israel DovBer’s ohel.

In 1960, Yakov Isakovich Plitman became the head of the local collective farm and occupied this position for over 30 years. He was greatly respected by the locals. But he lived in neighboring village Krasilovka. Yakov Plitman died in 2019.

I would like to try and locate the family of Bliuma (Bluma), but have little to go on.  According to Chaim (researcher) he only knew:

Bluma died in Israel in 1990's and I don't have contacts of her relatives.
She had several daughters. One lives in US, but I don't know her name

Person who interviewed Bliuma (Bluma) spoke with Shmerman 30 years ago 1 time for 1 hour and that is all and had no further contact information on her family.

It is our belief she was a relative.  I have a family photo taken in 1935 of the Shmerman (Sherman's) posing inside the Shmerman house in 1935 in Veledniki.  We would like to find her family!

Photo taken in Velednik, Ukraine at Shmerman house in 1935

1. Benjamin Sherman Holding Baby
2. Woman to right (younger woman) is Benjamin's Wife.
3. Two women behind him sisters.  

A. Looking at Photo
    (Right = Riva Sherman) -
     Left = Chava Sherman - Husband and Child killed by Nazis
         
Baby being held by Benjamin Sherman = Lossel
Blonde hair Kid - Michael(Lived in Israel) - Died Last Year.
Right of Benjamin = Benjamin's Wife
Left of Benjamin - Khashia (Samuel Sherman's Wife).

Benjamin Killed by Nazis

Samuel Sherman (Shmerman) had a brother Solomon Sherman (Shmerman).  Solomon was my grandfather.



<Khasia.jpg>


Regards,
Sophia Sherman

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

David Shapiro
 

1) R. Pinchas son of R. Nesanal Hakohen. died 27 Shevat [5]700.
2) Chana daughter of R. Avrohom Hirsch. died 2 Teves [5]702.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Aleksandrów Łódzki Phase 3 Town Project | Apr 2021 update #announcements #records #names #lodz #poland

 

Read about our newly extracted datasets for Aleksandrow Lodzki in this month's Town Leader newsletter, including details of an amazing collection of hitherto unseen patronymic records for the period 1821-1825. These are the earliest vital records available for Aleksandrow and may significantly advance your research.
If you have family from Aleksandrow Lodzki and would like help with your research, please get in touch by email or via our Facebook Page Jewish Aleksandrow Lodzki (JRI-Poland Town Project).
--
Naomi Leon
JRI Poland Town Leader | Aleksandrow Lodzki


IAJGS - Stern and Stedman Grants - Nominations now open #announcements #jgs-iajgs

LAURENCE HARRIS
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is pleased to announce that the call for submissions for the 2021 Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant and the John Stedman Memorial Fund Award is now open. The grant and award are expected to be $3,000 each. The purpose of these grants is to encourage institutions or organizations to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit those researching Jewish Genealogy.    

Please refer to Stern.iajgs.org for the Nomination Rules and Grant Criteria.  At grants.iajgs.org there is a list of past grant award recipients, and the Stern/Stedman Grant Nomination form can be found at GrantForm.iajgs.org.

The grants may only be awarded to a not-for-profit institution or organisation or charity (and may not be awarded to individuals). Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization, and self-nomination by organisations is permitted. 

The deadline for submitting the Stern/Stedman Grant Nomination form and any supporting documentation is Thursday 20 May 2021 at 7pm EDT. (USA).  The grants are planned to be announced during the 2021 IAJGS Virtual Conference, which will take place August 2–5, 2021.

If further information is required, please contact me using the email address below.

Laurence Harris (Chair, IAJGS Stern/Stedman Grant Committee)

Laurence.Harris@...


Re: Headstone Translation #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

Here is buried a man of beloved spirit, keeper of faith, behold he is Mr Moshe Yosef. Died Friday the 15th of Av and buried on the 17th in the year 5626. You acted with straightness and did righteousness, you walked simply and you feared G-d, you ate from the toil of your hands and your palms were clean (honest), you guarded your tongue from evil and you distanced from falsehood. Woe, from the land of the living you were torn and laid down in this grave, but peaceful rest you found because at peace with G-d you ascended to heaven.
May his soul be bound in the bonds of life.
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Researching:
KERMAN Pinsk 
SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow
SEGALL, SCHWARTZ Piatra Neamt


Trying to Locate Shmerman (Sherman) family Members from Novi Velidnyky, Ukraine (Veledniki) #general #ukraine

FamilySearchPoland
 

The Sherman (Shmerman) family was from Veledniki Ukraine. Here's an article about the city the Sherman's (Shmerman's) originated from along with a photo we contributed.  http://jewua.org/veledniki/

In the article (Written by a Ukranian Researcher on Jews) named Chaim several statements about the Shmerman family are mentioned:

1. After massacre, 155 Jewish houses were disassembled by local Ukrainians. Only Shmerman’s house wasn’t touched because German headquarter was in it. 2. In the Shmerman’s house was located unofficial synagogue (even with a Torah scroll).
3. Bliuma Moiseyevna Shmerman cared for the rabbi Israel DovBer’s ohel.

In 1960, Yakov Isakovich Plitman became the head of the local collective farm and occupied this position for over 30 years. He was greatly respected by the locals. But he lived in neighboring village Krasilovka. Yakov Plitman died in 2019.

I would like to try and locate the family of Bliuma (Bluma), but have little to go on.  According to Chaim (researcher) he only knew:

Bluma died in Israel in 1990's and I don't have contacts of her relatives.
She had several daughters. One lives in US, but I don't know her name

Person who interviewed Bliuma (Bluma) spoke with Shmerman 30 years ago 1 time for 1 hour and that is all and had no further contact information on her family.

It is our belief she was a relative.  I have a family photo taken in 1935 of the Shmerman (Sherman's) posing inside the Shmerman house in 1935 in Veledniki.  We would like to find her family!

Photo taken in Velednik, Ukraine at Shmerman house in 1935

1. Benjamin Sherman Holding Baby
2. Woman to right (younger woman) is Benjamin's Wife.
3. Two women behind him sisters.  

A. Looking at Photo
    (Right = Riva Sherman) -
     Left = Chava Sherman - Husband and Child killed by Nazis
         
Baby being held by Benjamin Sherman = Lossel
Blonde hair Kid - Michael(Lived in Israel) - Died Last Year.
Right of Benjamin = Benjamin's Wife
Left of Benjamin - Khashia (Samuel Sherman's Wife).

Benjamin Killed by Nazis

Samuel Sherman (Shmerman) had a brother Solomon Sherman (Shmerman).  Solomon was my grandfather.





Regards,
Sophia Sherman


Re: David Oppenheim / Franziska Frischmann - Transcribe and Translate from Hebrew #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

 דוד  צבי דמתקרי דוד הרש דמתקרי דאוויד בן יששכר המכ' (המכונה) בער והמכ' (והמכונה) בערנהארד

  פייגלא דמתקריא פראנציסקא דמתקריא פאני בת בער דמתקרי בערנהארד

I would only differ from Jacob's translation in suggesting that instead of "Dawid" it is actually just the English pronunciation of David as opposed to a more Hebrew/Yiddish "Dovid". The mention of all the nicknames with wording in Aramaic is common on a "get" or halachik divorce document. Obviously I don't know the context with just a few words, and these could be brother and sister since both have fathers named Ber/Bernard, but it doesn't say that Fransisca's father was named Yissachar too and the presence of her maiden name makes me wonder if this is record of a divorce.
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Researching:
KERMAN Pinsk 
SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow
SEGALL, SCHWARTZ Piatra Neamt


Re: Dorot Center #names

Odeda Zlotnick
 

They've changed their name, recreated the site - and it seems to me parts of  it  (e.g. the search) aren't even functional yet.
I'd try again at the same address every month or so....

--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

Odeda Zlotnick
 


After you click on the findagrave image, you get the following screen.   Note the link on the bottom right which says "View original"
.
When you click on that link, you get a pretty good image, that can be downloaded, and zooming into that image is still quite legible.  The link to the original image ends with a .jpg

I agree with the advice to post translation requests on ViewMate.





--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Dorot Center #names

Moishe Miller
 

The front page for the searches on the website is here:
https://www.anumuseum.org.il/databases/jewish-genealogy/
--

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


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

fredelfruhman
 

You can post them on ViewMate and, in your comments, include the link to the precise page on findagrave. 
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Why Did Jews Marry Christians? #general

Larry Gaum
 

Many they just fell in love. Simple as that.
Larry Gaum
Toronto, ON.


Finnish puzzle #poland #lithuania #general

Carolyn Amacher
 

 
Sorry in advance that this is long but I need your help
Here’s a synopsis -
Simo Klimscheffskij was a famous guy in Turku/ leader in international Cycling Federation and Finnish Olympic Committee along with Turku city council. There is a bike race named after him. Leopold Klimscheffskij took him from Vilnius orphanage in trunk of car when he took a steamer back to Finland in 1937 during one of his merchant excursions. Simo was born Dec 23, 1933. 
Background - 
Simo Klimscheffskij’s son Henri, who is a restauranteer in Helsinki, is a pretty close match to me and his dad Simo was likely the grandson of one of my grandfather’s siblings. Yet I thought all of my Zacharowicz great uncles and aunts ( who were all born in Lomza but moved to Warsaw) had come to the US along with my grandfather Israel Fajbe   Zacharowicz- which became Horowitz. But I found out my Great Uncle Meier stayed in the old country along with many of my Great Grandfather’s siblings and there children ( many of whom perished in the Holocaust.)  My great uncle Meier married Gitla Rotszvyld and Gita’s brother Herz married my second cousin Estera Zacharowicz Rotszvld who died at Auschwitz along with most of her family. However - two daughters survived and if either of their children Astrid Jacovy Heller or Robbie Ofir match closely to the Klimscheffskij brothers it’s likely that Simo Klimscheffskij was the son of my lost Uncle Meier and aunt Gita Rotszyld. The only other possibility I can come up with for such a close match to Henri Klimscheffskij is that my Great Grandfather had another child with his third wife he married after my Great Grandmother Cyma Dluzewich Zacharowicz died giving birth to my lost great uncle Szolje Zelman Zacharowicz who died at 2.5 years old in Northern Lithuania which is where his older brother Meier - who was also left without a mother- was posted in the army. I would like to find out what my Great Grandfather Hershbehr Zacharowicz aka Wolf Israelowitz Zacharewicz’ third wife’s name was. She had taken in Baby Zelman and possibly my Uncle Meier while the other Zacharewicz children went to live with other relatives. It appears my Cousin Israel Zacharowicz who was my great grandfathrrs nephew/ son of Lejzor Zacharowicz/helped raise Baby Zelman and Meier and cousin Israel’s daughter Estera Zacharowicz Rotszyld married Herz Rotszyld -brother of my Uncle Meier’s wife Gitla Rotszyld.
 
So I need to find name of my Great Grandfather’s third wife; if they had another kid; or if my lost Uncle Meier Zacharowicz and Aunt Gita Rotszvld Zacharowicz had a child or grandchild named Simon possibly Kagan as records at Turku synagogue indicate a Kagan involved with adoption. 
Any help you could offer is greatly appreciated by me, Henri and his daughter Sabrina, granddaughter of the late Simo Klimscheffskij.
Carolyn Horowitz Amacher 
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“Legacies of European Jewry” -- Recording Now Available #galicia #poland #holocaust

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

If you have missed this year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration hosted by the University of Connecticut and co-sponsored by Gesher Galicia, the recording of the program is now available.

To view, please go to: https://youtu.be/6ygR9H-d8fU

To access the review in the Daily Campus, please go to:
https://dailycampus.com/2021/04/07/bridging-the-past-to-the-future-in-the-european-jewish-experience/

Moderator:

Dr. Frederick Roden, Professor of English and Coordinator of the UConn Stamford Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.

Panelists included:

Dr. Andrew Zalewski, vice president of Gesher Galicia, an organization dedicated to the history of Jewish Galicia, and author of two books on Austrian Galicia.

Ralph Berger, an editor of his parents' writings as members of the Bielski partisans who survived Nazism in the Belarusian forests, the subject of Nechama Tec's book "Defiance" and its film adaptation.

Leora Tec, founder of Bridge to Poland that promotes dialogue between contemporary Poles and American Jews.


Dr. Andrew Zalewski
Gesher Galicia, Vice President
Public Education, subsection
https://www.geshergalicia.org/

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Viewmate Postcard Translation request - Yiddish #translation

Joan Lorber
 

Some lost family has been found and now a postcard that may contain information about my grand uncle Itzhak Migdal Poissen who had quite an interesting and disturbing life.


I've posted a vital record in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93066
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Joan Lorber
Maryland


An Index of Jewish Surnames in Alexandria in the 20th Century #general #names #sephardic

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Just published it on Avotaynuonline.com  It is a first attempt to index the Jewish surnames in this city.

 Please take your time at go through the of 1,618 surnames which I managed to assemble. It is

certainly not a complete list and is missing some names. If you do not find a surname you know do

notify me. Without your cooperation it will be impossible to complete the index. Thanks

https://avotaynuonline.com/2021/04/index-of-jewish-surnames-in-alexandria-in-the-20th-century/

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


The Hessen Gatermann Index reference numbers #germany

Ravelle Scherer
 

When I do a search on Jewishgen for my LEVI and DILLOF(F) names I get hits under the Hessen Gatermann Index, however the links do not appear to be working.  There is a reference number so that one can actually go into the films but I am not sure how to decipher it so I can pick which film I need on the Hessian Vital Records Website.  Can anyone explain how to find the images i need here is the reference: HHStAW 365/177/17/99   

Ravelle Scherer-Schwab
Algonquin, IL


IGRA 2021 webinar series continues April 18 with Tammy Hepps #announcements

Garri Regev
 

You are all invited to join IGRA in our April 18, 2021 webinar hosting Tammy Hepps. The webinar is at 7 pm Israel time. Advance registration is required:
 
Tammy's topic is "100 Days to a Better Family History". We invite you to join in this webinar and come away with a plan for your next 100 days of family history activities. You will receive self-assessment tools, learn to prioritize research activities, pace your work, set deadlines and more. 
 
Tammy Hepps is a local historian who focuses on topics within American Jewish history, especially small towns and synagogues. Her projects combine research techniques from genealogy and history and draw heavily upon her technology expertise to break new ground in data gathering and interpretation.
 
Garri Regev
President, IGRA


Re: David Oppenheim / Franziska Frischmann - Transcribe and Translate from Hebrew #translation

Schonfeld.family@...
 

David Oppenheim

David Tsvi called David Hersch called Dawid son of Issachar called Ber called Bernhard.

Franziska Frischmann

Feigale called Franziska called Fanny daughter of Ber  called Bernhard.

Jacob Shayzaf

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