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Re: Visits to concentration camps #holocaust

David Seldner
 

I was born in 1959 and grew up with the Holocaust - my Grandmother survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, my Grandfather did not. And many relatives perished. So when we were in Poland for the first time (for me) in 1974, we went to Auschwitz - actually entrance was permitted only if you were 16, but they let me in. There were not many people there but we were not alone. 20 years ago my mother and I wanted to go there again but then decided it was too much, we didn't want to go there anymore after having been to her birth town Lodz for a few days with all her memories coming uo again. I have been to Buchenwald, Dachau and minor concentration camps but what I remember most is Auschwitz. The pictures are burnt into my mind. I wanted to go there last year with two (Jewish) friends but due to Covid we had to cancel it.
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


Re: JRI-Poland search results now link to online images on the new Polish State Archives website - A huge challenge met. #records #poland

kosfiszer8@...
 

I saw it yesterday and was surprised I could get documents online. Thank you.
--

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I'm sure the following response was meant for you as well:
https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/topic/yad_vashem_is_the_address/83346034?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,0,0,83346034

And take a look here too:
Gathering the Fragments | www.yadvashem.org
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: POMARLEANU - Dorohoi & Botosani #romania

luc.radu@...
 

There is a large number of Dorohoi Pomarleanu families -- I counted at least a dozen of couples  with children (about 75 births)   1868-1910. Interestingly one of these couples went to Botosani and are the only Pomarleanu there.  As un unrelated note I knew two Pomarleanu brothers which had same profession as myself - in Bucuresti 1960-1970s.

Luc Radu
Great Neck NY


Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Erika have you tried the following places:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum https://www.ushmm.org/
Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People http://cahjp.nli.org.il/. It is now part of the National Library of Israel.
Carol Hoffman PhD
Tel Aviv


Re: looking for sescendants of German Refugees in Dominican Republic #germany #holocaust #latinamerica

viviansilco@...
 

I also replied to another message regarding this matter.
Kurt (Luis) Hess was one of the refugees and a prominent member of the community.  He was my father's cousin.  He lived to be 102 and until his last day enjoyed his daily rum.
During the years he sent me articles and a book about the place.  We visited him once and it was a wonderful experience.

Vivian Silbermann Cohen
Israel


Re: looking for [d]escendants of German Refugees in Dominican Republic #latinamerica

viviansilco@...
 

I have relatives that lived there - HESS
I also visited the place - a paradise

Vivian Silbermann Cohen


Re: Ancient Ashkenazic DNA Admixture #announcements #israel #dna

Adam Cherson
 

Yes it is, and this is only the first such study. There could be much more 'new' history to be learned from this type of work. For example I just looked at a brand new paper reporting several ancient Helladic, Cylcladic, and Minoan (bronze age) samples (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.03.039), and after running some tests found significant matching between one (I only ran one sample) of the modern Ashkenazi samples and the Helladic ones from Logkos Elati dating from the Mid-Late Bronze Age (which is the period you are referring to in your observation). What these results are showing is that the entire Eastern Mediterranean during the Mid-Late Bronze age was genetically mixed, and that the people who were building these various cultures shared substantial amounts of common ancestry from earlier periods.

-- Adam Cherson


Re: Visiting Balta #ukraine

judymargolis@ymail.com
 

Hi my name is Aryeh Bubis. My family is also from Balta and i am intrested to know whether you actually  made the trip or received replies as to th e state of the cementary.TKS.


Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

smthted@...
 

Ms. Gottfried--

Have you asked the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC if they would be interested in your collection?  If you contact curator@..., you can learn more about the museum's collection policies  The museum's web site is www.ushmm.org.  Search "donation of artifacts."

Ted Smith
Reston, VA


-----Original Message-----
From: erikagottfried53@...
To: main@...
Sent: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 2:37 am
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

I have in my possession a small number of Nazi artifacts and literature brought home by my father after WWII, after he served in the military government in occupied Germany (he was in charge of de-Nazification of all schools, hospitals, churches, and voluntary organizations in Bavaria).  

He died several years ago and I'm trying to dispose of some of his possessions including these.  I don't want to keep them, but I don't want them to fall into the wrong hands, so selling them or donating them to a charity thrift store like Goodwill is out of the question for me.

But so far I have not been successful in finding a museum or archives that will accept them.  

Can anyone suggest an appropriate institution that would take them, or perhaps ideas of how I might dispose of them responsibly.


--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Visits to concentration camps #holocaust

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Memory of Holocaust has evolved from 1945.
From an American* point of view and to reply directly to Larry and Jessica, I would highlight :
  • "Holocaust", a TV program of 1978, which had been a first step to release memories and speeches in USA : it had really been an electroshock.
  • 1991's fall of USSR : in communist's ideology, victims of nazis weren't specially Jews and didn't deserve a special memory treatment.
From 1991, all former Yiddishland became a open and free place of memory for Jews from everywhere, with a new start to history and commemoration.
Specially in places of our Losts' martyrdom.
We can observe a present setback in Poland with their law restraining historian researches but Truth always win at the end !

Blayb Gezunt !
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring in France

* In silence of survivors, we had approximately the same delay in France, but "Shoah", the 1985's masterpiece of Claude Lanzman, marked a starting point.


Re: Mystery man in London, 1905: Isidor Lasker #unitedkingdom #general

Jill Whitehead
 

Have you tried Laski as a variant - they were a well known family in Manchester, as in the former TV personality Marghanita Laski? One of my family married into the Laskis. They were here in the 1860's.  

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


The name Yom Tov #lithuania #poland

Jill Whitehead
 

My great grandmother Bertha (Hadassah) Plotnovsky Guttenberg and her sister Rebecca Plotnovsky Berkowitz born in Raczki in Suwalki Gubernia were the eldest and youngest children of Jacob Plotnovsky, with 20 years between them.Both came to Hull, UK in respectively the 1860s and 1880s. When each had a baby (both had 12 children) they gave their maiden names as either Plotnovsky (surname given by authorities in old country) or Jacobs (patronymic after their father).

However Rebecca's gravestone gives her father's name as Yom Tov and I note that others included this name apparently in honour of rabbis or others who were famous in the Jewish world. There seem to be several medieval scholars called Yom Tov in Spain, Portugal and France etc , and also in 17th century Bohemia and German states. And more appropriate to the geographical area and time,  I note a Yom Tov Lipman Lipkin (1846-1876) who was born in Kovno and was the son of Rabbi Yisroel Santer, father of the Musar movement.

Does anyone else have ancestors with the name Yom Tov? And where were they from and who were they named after? And did the name go hand in hand with Jacob?

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Yad Vashem is the address. #holocaust

eitaniriel@...
 

Yad Vashem! Yad Vashem! Yad Vashem!. You can find the department that is pertinent to your request on their web site. I as a volunteer for several years went to a workshop there on how to ask people for exactly the items you describe in your letter. They would like as well personal articles of those who survived but your father’s connection to them makes it personal.

Harriet Kasow

Jerusalem

Researching: SADOVNICK:  Klishkivtsi, Bessarabia. BELFER: Bar, Vinnitsa, Ukraine, BLOCH:  Ivie, Belarus

 

From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of erikagottfried53@...
Sent: Sunday, 6 June 2021 9:38
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

 

I have in my possession a small number of Nazi artifacts and literature brought home by my father after WWII, after he served in the military government in occupied Germany (he was in charge of de-Nazification of all schools, hospitals, churches, and voluntary organizations in Bavaria).  

He died several years ago and I'm trying to dispose of some of his possessions including these.  I don't want to keep them, but I don't want them to fall into the wrong hands, so selling them or donating them to a charity thrift store like Goodwill is out of the question for me.

But so far I have not been successful in finding a museum or archives that will accept them.  

Can anyone suggest an appropriate institution that would take them, or perhaps ideas of how I might dispose of them responsibly.


--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

 


Re: Ancient Ashkenazic DNA Admixture #announcements #israel #dna

Jules Levin
 

A majority of the Jewish people in the Roman Empire lived in what became
the Eastern Roman Empire, and were Grecophonic, not Latin speakers.  The
Western Empire became depopulated over the years, and when the capitol
was shifted to Constantinople there were only a few thousand people
living in Rome.  If all the Empire Jews were Ashkenazi, it means that
Ashkenazi extended as far as the towns on the Black Sea, where remains
of public buildings have been found serving as synagogues.

Jules Levin


On 6/5/2021 3:32 PM, Richard Cooper wrote:
This is absolutely fascinating!
It shows that the ancestry of the subject (you, Adam?) at the time of
the foundation of the Jewish people was broadly half
Canaanite/Israelite and half from the classical Graeco-Roman world.
This coalesces around the time of the expulsion of the Jews from
Israel by the Romans into entirely Roman/Latin ancestry. The only
explanation that fits this is that at the beginning of the Diaspora
period, Judaism could be either patrilineal or matrilineal, and was
not fixed as matrilineal only until around 1000CE. And pretty much all
the subject's ancestors ended up in or around Rome itself in the wake
of the expulsion. But I'm no expert - corrections welcome!

--
Ric Cooper
Midhurst, UK
BORENSTEIN, MORDECHELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ from Warsaw and Grodno
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ from Tarnopol and Trembowla


Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Your father was right to keep these indisputable evidences of Nazi ideology and you are right with your wish to preserve them *.
In France, we have "the" answer.
What is the Jewish institution which will be our survivor generations after generations to study, research and transmit history and memories of Holocaust ?
This is Paris' Memorial de la Shoah.
In USA, USHMM in Washington is dedicated to same vision, as I could see when I visited some years ago :
https://www.ushmm.org/collections/the-museums-collections/about/scope-and-nature-of-the-collections
My advice is to contact this institution.
Blayb gezunt !
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund / Workmen Circle / Skif of France)

* May I add that in France, Nazi items are unlawful to sale and to public exhibition, except in historical institutions. 


Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

lydgateaction@...
 

Definitely don't pass them on anywhere. Perhaps a well publicised and video recorded public burning ceremony put on youtube. 

Aubrey Blumson
United Kingdom


Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general

erikagottfried53@...
 

I have in my possession a small number of Nazi artifacts and literature brought home by my father after WWII, after he served in the military government in occupied Germany (he was in charge of de-Nazification of all schools, hospitals, churches, and voluntary organizations in Bavaria).  

He died several years ago and I'm trying to dispose of some of his possessions including these.  I don't want to keep them, but I don't want them to fall into the wrong hands, so selling them or donating them to a charity thrift store like Goodwill is out of the question for me.

But so far I have not been successful in finding a museum or archives that will accept them.  

Can anyone suggest an appropriate institution that would take them, or perhaps ideas of how I might dispose of them responsibly.


--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Mystery man in London, 1905: Isidor Lasker #unitedkingdom #general

Yehoshua Sivan
 

... numerous questions remain. A simple one for now: "Isidor/Isadore" appears to be a Greek name, 'gift of Isis'. 
https://dbs.anumuseum.org.il/skn/en/c6/e216223/Family_Name/ISIDOR
Jewish parents often gave the name to their sons as an equivalent of Isaac and Israel...
Yehoshua Sivan


Tiraspol cemeteries #bessarabia #ukraine

Inna Vayner
 

I'd like to share good news about digitizing Tiraspol cemeteries project. Let me start off with sharing exciting news about the ongoing effort of cleaning up the old Jewish cemetery. This great project was organized and is being managed by Yura Kreichman. As a part of this effort, we'll have an opportunity to photograph the gravestones that were missed previously because of the condition the cemetery was in.
In addition, we'll continue working on photographing tombstones on the Dalnee Cemetery and hopefully, if we are able to collect enough funds, we'll kick off the project of photographing the tombstones on the Zapadnoe Cemetery.
If you are able and willing to support this project, please donate to Bessarabia Moldova Cemetery Project. Here is the link to donate https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43&fbclid=IwAR1II5GM-lReRvKHdAS1KslmLWfbUHUC1usgTNJCI_UqQP7YfpwiwwYjmj4.

Inna Vayner,
Bessarabia Research division.

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