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Photographs of Berlin Addresses Pre-war #germany #general

KAREN SAUNDERS
 

I am wondering if there is a chance that there could be photographic records of specific  addresses or street scapes of pre-war Berlin and Leipzig.
I would like an impression of my grandparent’s residences and business addresses. Does anyone know if such exist?
 
Karen Saunders
Melbourne, Australia

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Re: Help in translation of gravestone #translation

Dubin, David M. MD
 

This is the tombstone of an important woman
good in deeds and a glory to her children
To her dust she returned in old age and long years
Ms Feiga daughter of Shaul Tuvia
died on the seventh day of Second Adar
year (5)673 by s(hort) c(ount)
then the boilerplate abbreviation: may her soul be bound in the bonds of (everlasting) life

that year was a leap year with a second month of Adar
The “short count” leaves out the thousands place

david dubin
teaneck, nj 


Re: RECHT family of Poland research #poland

Sherri Bobish
 

Colleen,

Do you know what town Yechiel or Jakob were born?  Have you found passenger manifest(s) or naturalization papers?

If you're sure they were from a town in today's Poland you can search this database:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

The existence of records varies greatly town-by-town.

Regards,

Sherri BOBISH


Re: Records of Landsleitschaften in New York City #records #usa

Paulette Bronstein
 

YIVO Archives and Library Collections has a collection of Landsmanschaft records. When completing my JOWBR project for the Soloker Benevolent Society at Beth David Cemetery (Elmont, NY) and Mt. Zion (Maspeth, NY) I visited YIVO (15 West 16th Street, NY, NY). An online search describes the contents of the Soloker records (Description: Certificate of incorporation, 1904. Cemetery deeds, 1976-1987 Meeting minutes, Correspondence, 1960-1992, Financial Records, 1949-1990, Miscellaneous, 1979-1987) All of this was located in a box which I was able to inspect on site. You can search the archives (http://yivoarchives.org/) for your society.
 
Paulette Bronstein
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
 
GAMBURG - Salakas Lithuania, Dnipro Ukraine, Brooklyn New York
GAMUS - Dizna Belarus
SHAPIR - Salakas Lithuania
PITTEL - Salakas Lithuania
LEVIN - Salakas Lithuania


Re: Records of Landsleitschaften in New York City #records #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

Actually there is microfilm at the Center Fir Jewish History in Manhattan whivh contains the incorporation Papers for over 4000 societies.  It will give you their mission and the names and addresses of their founding members.

Diane Jacobs


On Apr 13, 2021, at 10:46 AM, rv Kaplan via groups.jewishgen.org <rvlkaplan=googlemail.com@...> wrote:


YIVO, I would imagine.

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

On Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 14:50 Trudy Greener, <trudyjrslm47@...> wrote:
Would anyone have access to records of Landsleitschaften societies in New York?  I remember attending a dinner with my parents in the 1960s in New York from the Chimerovitzer Society. Several years ago I heard a lecturer who said that there was an archive of the various groups but that it was not digitalized. Is there a possibility that the data has been digitalized and on line now? 
Trudy Litt Greener (Naiman and Litvak families, Chimerovitz, Ukraine


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


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

Diane Jacobs
 

Using JOWBR on Jewishgen and FindAGrave
for other cemeteries in the NYC area, you might get lucky and find him in another cemetery.

Diane Jacobs


On Apr 13, 2021, at 4:29 PM, sjgwed via groups.jewishgen.org <sjgwed=aol.com@...> wrote:

My interest in the name, "Moni," and variations is inspired by what I've been reading in the recently published Memorial Book of Skalat.

The stories in the book were recounted and recorded by survivors who gave their testimonies over time. I had read parts of the book online, previously, because Skalat is one of my ancestral homes, and I've been wondering about "Moni Lempert," "M. Lempert" (and other names for this man, who was a member of the Judenrat.) He, along with other "delegates, Nirler, Schoenberg," and "Zimmer: (aka "pillars of the Skalat Judenrat" met with "Muller," whom I believe was head of the Gestapo stationed in nearby Tarnopol.

My concern is... is this "Lempert" a relative of mine (even a distant one)? In 1942, when he was "responsible for the Labor office," he was instructed by the Gestapo to round up a certain number of Jews, and he "received a cash payment from the Judenrat for being the first to bring in all the people on his list: 100%.

My immediate family - maternal great grandparents, their 6 children - including my grandmother - all had left Galicia by the end of the 19th century. Their name, "Lempert," was soon changed to "Lambert." 

I have visited my great grandparents' graves in the "Skalater Section" of Mt. Zion cemetery in Maspeth, New York, and have confirmed that other Lemperts (and Lamberts) are buried there, too. But none has a name that begins with "M."

M. Lempert had been responsible for the deaths of other Jews, even though it's likely that he did not have a choice. He and other Judenrat members had been leaders in the ghetto, and in various testimonies, they are remembered as ones who "gained infamy by their evil acts."

What happened to him? Did he die in a camp? Did he survive the Holocaust and come to the US?...

How do we, as researchers and chroniclers of our families' pasts, handle this? Have other Jewish Genners run into this problem?

Thanks, already, for so many great responses. 

Susan Gordon
PS: you can read about my search for Muller online, in "'Hunting a Dead Nazi,' Susan J. Gordon."
sjgwed@...
www.becauseofeva.com
LEMPERT, SCHOENHAUT - Skalat, Lvov
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraz, Budapest

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia’s quarterly journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and nonmembers of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772–1918). We welcome articles on Jewish history, culture, family life, heritage sites, and archival records from all parts of Galicia. Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of the former Galicia during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

 

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at submissions@... with a brief description of your proposal. Once accepted, all articles undergo editorial review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and standards of the journal. We will also consider articles previously written for other publications, assuming you obtain reprint permission and make sure the submission fits within our 2,500-word-count recommendation.

 

For more information about the Galitzianer, please consult our website at www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

 

Jodi G. Benjamin

Editor, The Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia


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Re: Ancestry World Explorer subscription #general

KAREN SAUNDERS
 

I have world & have found info. using it which I did not get from My Heritage. Also, I have found it easier than using Jewishgen.

Katen Saunders
Melbourne, Australia

On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 at 04:57, Robert Hanna <robert.hanna41@...> wrote:
I've just received an offer for 20% off a World Explorer subscription on Ancestry.  The price is $119 for 6 months.  My family is from Babruysk & Minsk in Belarus and Warsaw in Poland.  I already have a US subscription.  Has anybody had this subscription and found that they got any information from it that they could not get just as easily some other way?

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN, BLUMENBLAT (Warsaw); KARASIK, THOMASHOW, COHEN (Babruysk); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk)


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Hello. I would like to join to research info about my 4 x g grandfather Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin 1764 - 1820. With thx.


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

Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir
 

From looking at the Jewish Given names data bases in Jewish Gen and Ancestry for several countries such as Russia, Poland and Ukraine , the most common  male Hebrew names for Muni/Manya/Moni/Munke Mendl came out as 
Emanual , Menachem , Mordechai and Asher .  I could find only Marina as a female variant of Manya but no Yiddish or Hebrew derivation. . 

if Manya is a common nickname in Slavic countries  for Maria or Marina  , it might make sense that a Jewish woman might be given a non-Jewish local name like my friend , the singer Masha Benya , who was born at the beginning of the 20th century in Lithuania .  They might have been named after a relative named Miriam , Mirl or even Malka.  
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Henry H. Carrey


Searching for FRIEDMAN relatives from Minsk #belarus

hollysbears@...
 

I've been trying to trace my family's history and have hit a brick wall.
I'm searching for a Samuel and Rose Friedman who lived in Minsk in the
1880s and immigrated to the United States in 1909 (for Samuel) and 1910
(for Rose). Their children are: Anna, Harold, Florence, Reba, Simon,
Benjamin, and Joseph. I've found Samuel and Rose's graves at Mt. Sharon
cemetery:
Samuel: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177413812/samuel-friedman
Rose: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177413811/rose-friedman

I'd love to find out more information about them and their family. If
anyone has any information, I'd really appreciate the help.

Holly Koppel


Re: SCJGS Sunday, April 18th at 1pm Pacific Standard Time- Jewish Genealogy DNA Basics and Beyond #announcements #dna #education #events

Murray Sperber
 

An L. A. Times article (https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-04-13/column-blackstone-ancestry-genetic-privacy) questions the uses DNA data bases will be used for now that Ancestry, along with 23and me, have been bought by an investment firm and pharmaceutical firm as "existing federal medical privacy laws don't apply to genealogical sites."

Murray S. Sperber
Los Angeles, CA


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

sjgwed@...
 

My interest in the name, "Moni," and variations is inspired by what I've been reading in the recently published Memorial Book of Skalat.

The stories in the book were recounted and recorded by survivors who gave their testimonies over time. I had read parts of the book online, previously, because Skalat is one of my ancestral homes, and I've been wondering about "Moni Lempert," "M. Lempert" (and other names for this man, who was a member of the Judenrat.) He, along with other "delegates, Nirler, Schoenberg," and "Zimmer: (aka "pillars of the Skalat Judenrat" met with "Muller," whom I believe was head of the Gestapo stationed in nearby Tarnopol.

My concern is... is this "Lempert" a relative of mine (even a distant one)? In 1942, when he was "responsible for the Labor office," he was instructed by the Gestapo to round up a certain number of Jews, and he "received a cash payment from the Judenrat for being the first to bring in all the people on his list: 100%.

My immediate family - maternal great grandparents, their 6 children - including my grandmother - all had left Galicia by the end of the 19th century. Their name, "Lempert," was soon changed to "Lambert." 

I have visited my great grandparents' graves in the "Skalater Section" of Mt. Zion cemetery in Maspeth, New York, and have confirmed that other Lemperts (and Lamberts) are buried there, too. But none has a name that begins with "M."

M. Lempert had been responsible for the deaths of other Jews, even though it's likely that he did not have a choice. He and other Judenrat members had been leaders in the ghetto, and in various testimonies, they are remembered as ones who "gained infamy by their evil acts."

What happened to him? Did he die in a camp? Did he survive the Holocaust and come to the US?...

How do we, as researchers and chroniclers of our families' pasts, handle this? Have other Jewish Genners run into this problem?

Thanks, already, for so many great responses. 

Susan Gordon
PS: you can read about my search for Muller online, in "'Hunting a Dead Nazi,' Susan J. Gordon."
sjgwed@...
www.becauseofeva.com
LEMPERT, SCHOENHAUT - Skalat, Lvov
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraz, Budapest


Re: Jews with Christian names #names

Paul King
 

Your brief remarks on first name acquisition in Prussia prior to 1850 raise some critical questions. Did the state give names or were parents free to choose names? Naming a child after a monarch was common in some European countries such as Bohemia and would be in the spirit of honorific surnames such Baron, Prinz or Graf. Biblical names from the New Testament were also common, often drawn from restrictive name lists. Some choices such as Mary Magdalena, however, do appear astonishing, especially when the father was a community slaughterer well-versed in Jewish ritual. Did other German principalities follow the first name regulations of Prussia?

Paul King
Jerusalem 


Re: ZIMBLER - Lazarus (Eliezer) and Rose/Rosie (Raizel) - London 1911 #lithuania #latvia #unitedkingdom

Diane Jacobs
 

I would suggest that you try to find their marriage record either in London or in Kovna
(Kaunas). Using the All Lithuania Database on
Jewishgen, looking for a Zimbler (search
Phonetically) marrying a Rose unknown by
Looking for various first names like Reizal,
Rukhla , Roza, Rachel, etc.; also by her age she is in the census and having been married just 2 years . You will need UK vital records indexes which are online and possibly ancestry and family search.

I have had wonderful luck on all 4 over the years. Good luck!

Diane Jacobs



On Apr 13, 2021, at 2:50 PM, simon <sgz-groups.jewishgen@...> wrote:



Eliezer and Raizel are my great great grandparents on my father's side. They were living in Mount Street, Whitechapel, London in 1911 with their 10-month old daughter Rebecca (Sarah). Eliezer may have died in 1936, but in any case they were bombed out of Whitechapel during WWII and ended up in Leicester, where Rose (as she was then known) opened a deli in Highfields Street.

But that's all we know. The 1911 census states that Raizel came from Kovno, Lithiania, but we don't have her maiden name. Eliezer also came from Russia, but it's hard to decipher the census writing. Looks like it could be Tucham or Iuchan?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Simon Zimbler



<Cencus 1911 Lazarus Rose Rebecca.jpg>
 

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: ZIMBLER - Lazarus (Eliezer) and Rose/Rosie (Raizel) - London 1911 #lithuania #latvia #unitedkingdom

pathetiq1@...
 


Re: ZIMBLER - Lazarus (Eliezer) and Rose/Rosie (Raizel) - London 1911 #lithuania #latvia #unitedkingdom

Barbara Kenzer
 


I can not find my Great Grandparents Jacob Simon, Annie Simon (Goldman), Celia Schuster (Nathan) (Nechowitz), Morris Schuster, Harris Block, and Sarah Block.
I can not find where they all lived. I have been searching for years. Getting very discouraging.
Thank you 
Barbara Kenzer

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 1:50 PM simon <sgz-groups.jewishgen@...> wrote:

Eliezer and Raizel are my great great grandparents on my father's side. They were living in Mount Street, Whitechapel, London in 1911 with their 10-month old daughter Rebecca (Sarah). Eliezer may have died in 1936, but in any case they were bombed out of Whitechapel during WWII and ended up in Leicester, where Rose (as she was then known) opened a deli in Highfields Street.

But that's all we know. The 1911 census states that Raizel came from Kovno, Lithiania, but we don't have her maiden name. Eliezer also came from Russia, but it's hard to decipher the census writing. Looks like it could be Tucham or Iuchan?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Simon Zimbler



 


Ancestry World Explorer subscription #general

Robert Hanna
 

I've just received an offer for 20% off a World Explorer subscription on Ancestry.  The price is $119 for 6 months.  My family is from Babruysk & Minsk in Belarus and Warsaw in Poland.  I already have a US subscription.  Has anybody had this subscription and found that they got any information from it that they could not get just as easily some other way?

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN, BLUMENBLAT (Warsaw); KARASIK, THOMASHOW, COHEN (Babruysk); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk)


Looking for information( tlf number, email address) of Mr.Shraga Tzevi Levi ( Israel) #hungary #romania

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking for information ( email address and/or phone number of Mr. Shraga Tzevi Levi who was living in Jerusalem in the Torat Chesed Street.
He wrote a book about a Din Torah ( Galanta) and I would be interested to contact  him.I wrote him a l postal etter but received no answer.

Thanks


Joel Carciente
Budapest


Help in translation of gravestone #translation

Enid Rose
 

Help requested to translate Hebrew on family gravestone.
 
Enid Rose
Paramus, NJ


JGSGM April 18 at 10:30 AM ET Lisa Cooper: Live from Great Britain #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Paulette Bronstein
 

Dear Friends,
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami in collaboration with Temple Beth Am Library's Sunday Salon invites you to join us for our April 18th event at 10:30 AM ET.
Warm regards,
Paulette Bronstein
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
 
Sunday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m.
To join us by Zoom, contact to get a link:
jgsgm.vpprogramming@...
Lisa Cooper: Live from Great Britain.
A Forgotten Land: Growing up in the Jewish
Pale.
 
Lisa Cooper is a British writer, journalist,
and artist. She studied Russian at Edinburgh
University and spent a year in the Soviet
Union as a student. Armed with an address
dating from the 1960s and a family tree, she contacted
cousins in Kiev, then part of Soviet Ukraine, who
introduced her to a web of relatives she knew nothing
about. The experience helped breed an interest in both
family history and Ukrainian Jewish history.

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