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JewishGen Education Offers Research in Belarus August 9 - August 30 #announcements #belarus #education #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Holden
 

Advanced Research in Belarus: August 9 - August 30
Open 24/7 cost 150. three week private mentoring in a FORUM setting
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

The course explores records not yet on on JewishGen for your family towns.
Please inquire if your town is included in our list.

If your shtetls and towns are within the modern boundaries of Belarus which
includes parts of the former Lithuania, parts of Latvia and parts
of Poland.
Check out this website for our locations
https://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/

This course is open for enrollment now. We have a few places open
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/coursesview.asp?course_id=40312

For more information contact education@...

Nancy Holden
Director of Education


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

stephen@...
 

My tree is dated Feb 2018 and since then I have submitted updates, but nothing changes. Previous to 2018 I had no problems with annual or 6 monthly major updates. I would also like to know what's going on, as I have a few thousand names to add that could help a lot of people. 
--
Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


New Head of Yad Vashem Announced #holocaust #israel #records #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 


Dani Dayan, former Counsel-General of Israel was announced to be the next chairman of Yad Vashem.

 

When the appointment becomes official, Dayan will replace Avner Shalev, who has held the position for 27 years. The sensitive post has been vacant due to challenges in appointing a new chairman. Dayan is a former member of the Yad Vashem Council.


To read more see:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/former-consul-general-dani-dayan-to-head-yad-vashem-674596

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


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

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,

After receiving very helpful clues from several Genners( I thanked them directly) and reviewing my DB I established that Liba/Libby KONIGSBUCH is actually Liebe Reisel KONIGSBUCH 
born Brzesko in 1914 to Dobe FEILGUT and Aron KOENIGSBUCH. She is actually my late mother's second cousin. So I have another branch in the USA.
Liba has a son called Arnold Gottfried (b. 1947) in New York who lives probably in the Bronx. Alas, his phone # and email address as they appear on MyHeritage and other websites are defunct.
Please help me to contact Arnold, my newly discovered 3rd cousin. Please answer privately.
Jacob Rosen-Koenigsbuch

Jerusalem


Jewish Artifacts Stolen During Holocaust Taken From Auction House and in US Custody #announcements #holocaust #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A trove of Jewish artifacts stolen from Jews in Europe are now in the hands of U.S. authorities who plan to return them to their communities of origin.  They were to go on auction Kestenbaum & Company which is cooperating with the authorities.  The sale involved a private collector known for trying “to rescue and preserve Jewish historical documents that would otherwise have been lost”.

 

The auction house said, “when provenance claims were raised, the World Jewish Restitution Organization was consulted, “after which we withdrew the property from the proposed auction".

 

Included in the trove are 17 funeral scrolls, manuscripts and other historic records traced to Jewish communities in Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia.

 

When the auction was scheduled, a genealogy researcher, told  Robert Schwartz, president of the Jewish Community of Cluj, about them. Then the Community of Cluj and the World Jewish Restitution Organization asked that the sale be halted. Schwartz cited the historic value of a forgotten relic from the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania — a bound registry of burials between 1836 and 1899. It had an estimated value of up to $7,000 and was described as a “manuscript written in Hebrew and Yiddish … with elaborate, artistic title-page poetically extolling the three leaders of the Burial Society,” court papers said.

 

Law enforcement officials learned of that planned sale in February and contacted the auction house and the consignor. While Kestenbaum & Company cooperated with an investigation into the artifacts, Buckley, a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security wrote in her affidavit, the auction house had sold one or more items before being contacted by law enforcement. She said Kestenbaum & Company had offered 21 manuscripts, scrolls and other items for sale.  Buckley also wrote in the affidavit, dated July 20, that 17 of the 21 items were believed to be in the possession of an unnamed person on the Upper East Side of Manhattan who had consigned them for sale.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Jacquelin Kasulis said they “contain priceless historical information that belongs to the descendants of families that lived and flourished in Jewish communities before the Holocaust.”

 

To read more see: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/arts/jewish-burial-records-seized.html?smid=tw-share

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

bobmalakoff@...
 

Unfortunately when I first heard the term Industrial Removal Office I thought of the agency of the fictitious Lindburg administration in Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America which encouraged (forced?) Jewish families from the urban northeast to move to rural parts of America. The intent of that program was clearly antisemitic.
Bob Malakoff 
Pittsburgh, PA


Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

Lee Jaffe
 

As it happens, a friend just sent me an article, "Bureaucracy, Agents, and Swindlers: The Hardships of Jewish Emigration from the Pale of Settlement in the Early 20th Century" by Gur Alroey (Studies in Contemporary Jewry : Volume XIX (2004), which focuses on the work of the Jewish Colonization Association (ICA) founded by Baron Maurice de Hirsch to assist Jews trying to leave the Pale of Settlement.   One of the tools of the ICA was a series of informational booklets designed to aid emigres negotiating the journey out of Eastern Europe and then finding their way in their new countries.  With this thread on my mind, the following passage jumped out at me (emphasis is mine).  

The most comprehensive of these booklets was that dealing with the United States, which was updated annually in a 6,000-copy edition. It presented information on various cities (with an emphasis on employment opportunities). The ICA’s policy was to discourage immigrants from concentrating in large cities and to persuade them instead to settle further inland.

The ICA hasn't been mentioned elsewhere in this thread, so I hope hearing about their role in Jewish migration at the turn of the 20th c. will be useful and of interest.

I know that Baron de Hirsch sponsored a number of projects to help settle Jews departing the Pale. At least one of his projects, the New Jersey agricultural "colonies," were aimed toward getting Jews already established in the United States to leave slums in the big eastern cities and resettle in farm communities.  My great-grandfather Henry Jaffe initially settled in Memphis TN after leaving Poland in the late 1880s but moved the family to Philadelphia for a few years in the late 1890s before moving to Rosenhayn, one of a cluster of de Hirsch's New Jersey colonies.  https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/NJ_Farms/Rosenhayn.html   I don't know what brought my ggf to Memphis in the first place, why he decided to move to Philadelphia or how he came to own a farm in New Jersey.  I did hear from my grandfather about the family's brief experience at farming.  After shipping their entire year's yield of beans to the nearby Birdseye plant, they received a check for 3 and a half cents in return.  That convinced them that farming was not for them and they returned to Phila. and entered the shmata business.

In another version, he author Calvin Trillin who was born in Kansas City, MO wrote that his family settled there because the established and assimilated German Jews of New York were embarrassed by the arrival of masses of Eastern European Jews.  They arranged (how?) for subsequent ships to dock at ports other than New York – including Galveston, where Trillin's ancestors disembarked – encouraging them to settle in other parts of the country.  I don't know whether this scheme to divert steamships has been documented but it is true that Jews arrived at other ports and points of entry where they did find opportunities and supportive communities nearer by.

One further narrative of Jewish settlement elsewhere than NYC comes from The Jew Store by Stella Suberman, who described a pattern of established businesses branching out by sending a relative to start a new outpost down the road.  In many cases, they were pioneers, the first Jews in their new towns, but they became magnets for other Jews who followed and built up vibrant viable communities.   An extensive network of Jewish communities, growing around these branch businesses, was planted across the rural southern US in this way.  

Lee David Jaffe

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Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland
 


Re: Question on Ron Day Vo photograph #photographs

Michele Lock
 

I'm not a photo expert, but here's my two cents - 

Her hair is bobbed, so definitely at least the 1920s. The headband she is wearing was popular in the 1920s as well. Here's a photo of a similar one:




It looks like the style of top she is wearing is what was called a 'middy blouse', probably named after 'midshipman'. Apparently it was in fashion by at least the early 1920s. 

But for a real expert opinion, I'd contact Ava 'Sherlock' Cohn  [http://sherlockcohn.com/]

--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Re: Kingdom of Hannover BMDs #germany #general

David Harrison
 

You may have a problem with records for Hannover.  Not many years ago I was searching for records for 17th Century in Emden and these were not kept centrally then but the Archivist in Hannover organised a meeting in Emden for me with an Archivist the following day.  Some of the individual Archives were not related to particular towns but to what had obviously been land holdings of a monastery or nobleman or similar.  I would suggest that you try Hannover first for possible information of any specific other archive.  As an example, Emden archive published several books (in German) on subjects such as Jewish family names going back.  It may now be possible to search such information in a single source.  If so, please let me know privately.
David Harrison
Birmingham, England
Searching VAN RYN in Netherland and German Friesland


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Richard Oppenheimer <r.d.oppenheimer@...>
Sent: 24 July 2021 10:09
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Kingdom of Hannover BMDs #germany #general
 
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: Liba KONIGSBUCH GOTTFIERD From Oberhaid in the Czech Republic #usa #galicia #austria-czech

Sherri Bobish
 

Jacob,

Oberhaid may be one of these two towns (found by a phonetic search at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp

Zbytiny, Ober-Haid populated place 48°56' N 13°59' E G Czech Republic 81.9 miles SSW of Praha 50°05' N 14°28' E
Horní Dvořiště, Ober-Haid populated place 48°36' N 14°24' E G Czech Republic 102.2 miles S of Praha 50°05' N 14°28' E

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Killings in Linkuva #holocaust #lithuania

grayps@...
 

To bring this up-to-date:  When visiting Linkuva few years ago, we were having difficulty locating the Jewish cemetery.  When we asked locals for assistance, we were repeated told that "there are no Jews here", "there is no Jewish cemetery" (with much derision on the word Jewish); and "there never were any Jews here".  

--

Susan Gray, Chicago
Searching:

TEMKO and GOLDBERG from Linkuva


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.
https://www.amazon.com/Our-People-Discovering-Lithuanias-Holocaust/dp/1538133032
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

r.peeters
 

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
Jerusalem


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
 

Johanna,

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.

Thanks.
Steve Pickholtz

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