Re: Killings in Linkuva #holocaust #lithuania

Frank Szmulowicz

You may be interested in an English-language account of Lithuanian pogroms in  "Our People, Discovering Lithuania's Hidden Holocaust" by Ruta Vanagaite - a Lithuanian journalist, author, and descendant of the perpetrators -  and Efraim Zuroff - a Nazi hunter and descendant of victims.
Frank Szmulowicz

Re: Unable to upload a GEDCOM to add now data to JFJP #general

Adam Cherson

I'm having the same problem. When I contacted JG support I was told the problem is arising from my end, but I've tried using two different computers with two different operating system's and two different browsers so I don't know what is really going on.
Adam Cherson

Re: Question on Ron Day Vo photograph #photographs

Bernard Miller

I don't think she has a brace.  It looks like a rolled up newspaper to me.

Here's a guide to the pronunciation (from India where the name is popular):

There seem to have been several Ron.Day.Voo cafes, bars, hotels and patisseries - including a nice-looking hotel, restaurant and café in present-day Udaipur in India and another in Australia (plus some Ron.D.Voos and Ron Da Voos).  This place in Camden New Jersey appears to fit the timing of the picture although I haven't found any pictures of the building only these ads.  60 cents looks pricey for dinner and floor show.


and this one in Scranton burned down 65 years ago

and here's one from Cleveland

I think a search would find several more.  Could any of those locations be useful?
Bernard Miller

Kingdom of Hannover BMDs #germany #general

Richard Oppenheimer

I would appreciate suggestions from the experts in this group on how to go about finding birth records from the Kingdom of Hanover dating to 1829. I do not have the name of the town where the birth took place. Are records from that era even available? I suspect that the person in question was born closer to Bremerhaven.
Richard Oppenheimer
Venice, Florida, USA

Re: Can Nazi forced labour records be found of Bohemia (Böhmen-Kamnitz) ? #holocaust


Thank you Rosibal and e l for informing me where I may find the records of holocaust victims.
The two perons I mentioned were still alive after the war and returned to Amsterdam. Sofar I have found conflicting information about them and am trying to find out what the situation was.
Ron Peeters(NL)

Re: Question on Ron Day Vo photograph #photographs

Alan Cohen

It's presumably a pun on the word Rendezvous -there are two Os not one.. The girl is leaning on a car bonnet so what looks like a brace might be the vehicle's mascot. Perhaps a classic car enthusiast could identify the make. So maybe the place is a garage or meeting place for racing car fans. 1920-30 I guess.

Alan Cohen

Liba KONIGSBUCH GOTTFIERD From Oberhaid in the Czech Republic #usa #galicia #austria-czech

Abuwasta Abuwasta

Dear Genners, 

Just discovered on Ancestry an entry from SSDI about Liba KONIGSBUCH GOTTFRIED who was born in 1914 in Oberhaid, Czech Republic. She died on Jul 1st 1998 and was also known as Libby Gottfried. Her father was Aaron and mother was Dobra Feilzut( all this is from Ancestry).
My maternal family is KOENIGSBUCH, a very rare surname all of whose bearers hail  from Brzesko, Galicia. Aron was quite a common name in the family and I am aware of one branch which
resided until 1940 in Michalovce, Slovakia. Oberhaid is totally new for me and I find a difficulty in tracing Liba/Libby.
Any help will be highly appreciated.
Jacob Rosen

Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

Emily Rosenberg

-- How nice to hear your "next generation " story and the effort the community made to help you and others resettle 
Emily Rosenberg
Oakland, California

KESNER in Amsterdam, London, Chicago
STODEL in Amsterdam, London, USA
KAWIN in Suwalki and Poland
RUBINSKY in Suwalki and Poland

Re: Rose Bernstein from Binghamton, New York #usa

Steve Pickoltz


Yes, it looks like you found the marriage record for my aunt's first marriage.  All the name seem correct.  Now that I have a #1 husband's name---Edward McMahon, all I have to find out when he died and if there is an online death cert or notice.

Steve Pickholtz

Killings in Linkuva #holocaust #lithuania


Today, 23 July 2021 is the 80th anniversary of the day about 700 older men, women and children from the village on Linkuva were taken to the forest and shot/killed - including many members of our Blumzon family. I won't list their names here. 

The killings ended at about 1pm so by now they would all have been eliminated. As in most other Lithuanian villages the killers were not Germans but Lithuanians - in this case the brothers Jonais and Popilais Stumbris; and the brothers Tarashka, Jasaivitzios and others, and the three sons of the local chemist Jasukaitis (Sintauris, Januskais, and Simonatas).

Linkuva shtetl website is here : (now also eliminated from the list of links on

You can listen to and read the transcript of an interview with an elderly Lithuanian woman describing the killings here:

May they rest in peace

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn

Sheffield, UK

Unable to upload a GEDCOM to add now data to JFJP #general

Alan Kolnik

I am trying to upload a small GEDCOM file that includes new discoveries in my family and am unable to do so.


Every time I got to the FTJP page and click on the “I ACCEPT and wish to UPLOAD my Gedcom” I get redirected back to the “Login to JewishGen” page.


I successfully change my password to match the new requirements and have no trouble logging on.


Am I  doing something wrong?


Is this a temporary problem or is this function no longer available?




Alan Kolnik


North Bethesda, MD


Re: Can Nazi forced labour records be found of Bohemia (Böhmen-Kamnitz) ? #holocaust


You have to conduct a search at

If you don't find, they have many more records there not yet uploaded to the site so you can always ask them to send you what you need.

Good luck

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto

Re: Why St. Louis? #usa


I've enjoyed all the responses about Jewish history in St. Louis. One other prominent immigrant who got his start in St. Louis was Joseph Pulitzer.

Taking this discussion a century forward, my family immigrated to St. Louis from Kiev in 1979. We had no family in the United States and were randomly assigned to this unknown city in the middle of the country. The Jewish community did a fantastic job of resettling the refugees (although I really didn't enjoy the label New Americans). We were met at the airport and taken to a fully furnished apartment -- new furniture, linens, kitchen utensils. In addition to receiving financial assistance, the community provided ESL classes and employment services. Families who wanted to send their children to the private Jewish day school could do so free of charge. In addition, each family was assigned a volunteer sponsor family to help get further acculturated with holiday celebrations and outings. I grew up and lived in University City, where historic Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform congregations occupied the same block.


Mikhailina Karina

Alexandria, Virginia

Re: Need help to get a transcription off a death record for Max Koenig #usa #records

Peter Cohen

There is a very limited list of direct descendants that New York City considers eligible to receive copies of death certificates after 1948. Despite the fact that they are supposed to be released after 70 years, NYC still will not release the details of 1949-1951 records (although Reclaim the Records forced them to release indexes.)

Max Koenig is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.  Some cemeteries do a better job than others of recording the information that was on the death certificate. And some are more cooperative than others in giving out the information.  Contact Riverside Cemetery and see if they can / will help you. 201-843-7600
Peter Cohen

Re: Records for town Nagyszőllős (Vynohradiv, Ukraine) #ukraine

Janet Furba

Hi ask the records in the State Archive of the Zakarpatskaya Region in Uzhgorod.
Janet Furba,

Re: Help wanted: find the link between Rabbi Pinkas of Koretz, b. 1726, and our ancestor Chai Sarah Shapiro b. 1818 #belarus #ukraine #rabbinic

Janet Furba

Hi ask the Mogilev abd the Khmelnitsky Archives.
Janet Furba,

Re: Records for town Nagyszőllős (Vynohradiv, Ukraine) #ukraine

Janet Furba

Hi you can directly ask the archive where the records are stored.
Janet Furba, Germany

Re: Need help to get a transcription off a death record for Max Koenig #usa #records

Richard Werbin

Here is Anna Horowitz who died 21 Feb 1948.
This is from

After 1948, the only source for the Max Koenig death certificate is the NYC Department of Health.
It is very difficult to get death certificates from them unless you are named on the death certificate. They claim they will provide a death certificate to direct descendants. But, they would not sell me my grandparents' death certificate.

Name: Anna Horowitz
Sex: Female
Age: 58
Residence Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York
Address: 1239 Simpson St.
Burial Date: 22 Oct 1948
Death Date: 21 Oct 1948
Death Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Death Place (Original): Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Birthplace: Russia
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Father's Name: Abraham Goldberg
Father's Sex: Male
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Name: Sara Chirel
Mother's Sex: Female
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Spouse's Name: Morris
Certificate Number: RN 10360
Additional Relatives: X
Cemetery: Mt. Judah
Frame Number: 402

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Abraham Goldberg Father M   Russia
Sara Chirel Mother F   Russia
Morris Spouse U    

Digital Folder Number: 004030720
Microfilm Number: 2200503
Image Number: 00402
Indexing Batch: B03115-5

Citing this Record
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949", database, FamilySearch ( : 3 June 2020), Anna Horowitz, 1948.

Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President

Translation Request - From Russian #poland #translation


I've posted five vital record documents from my Senk family of Sierpc, Poland.  I would very much appreciate it if you would translate them into English.  Thank you so much for helping me learn more about my family.

Jon Zimmerman

Re: Online meeting CompGen "Jewish genealogy to support memorial sites and descendants in search of family roots" (in German) #germany #events #records

Hannah Sperber

Is there a list of survivors of Karlsruhe, Germany?
There was a reunion more than 20 years ago by invitation of mayor of Karlsruhe.
any info on Johanna Heineman,?

Hannah Sperber, Denver, CO

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