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JewishGen's Holocaust Database Adds 660,000 Records #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2021 annual update to the Holocaust Database. The Holocaust Database (HDB) can be accessed at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/   The database includes data from a variety of sources including museums, websites, historical organizations, individual researchers, and archives.  
 
This update added approximately 660,000 records in 30 data sets. This update brings the Holocaust Database holdings to 3.69 million records and with more than 380 component data sets.  
 
The following new data sets have been added to the HDB since last year’s conference:
 
Western Europe
  • French Deportees
  • German Towns (Peter W. Landé, Allison Zhang and Liliya Meyerovich / US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
  • Italian DP Camps (Mina Mauerstein-Bail)
  • LaManche Shoah Victims
  • Norwegian Deportees (Kristian Ottosen)
  • Traunstein, Germany Displaced Persons (DP) Camp Records (Peter W. Landé, Allison Zhang and Liliya Meyerovich / US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
  • Ubès Camp Forced Labor
 
Eastern Europe
  • Auschwitz Medical Test Victims (Jessica Skippon)
  • Bucharest Pogrom Victims - January 22-23, 1941
  • Romanian Returning Survivors (Sandy Malek / Maramures Records Indexing Project of JewishGen’s Hungarian Research Division)
  • Rovno, Poland Community Fee Contributions - 1939
  • Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely), Romania Students and Teachers Deported to Auschwitz 1944 (Professor John Hoenig and Andrei Grunfeld)
  • The Lados List - Jews Saved by Aleksander Ładoś, Polish Envoy in Bern (The Pilecki Institute)

Jeff Malka Collection (Dr. Jeff Malka and Mathilde Tagger)

  • 1941 Egyptian Directory
  • Bulgarian Partisans
  • Crete, Florinam and Volos Victims
  • Deported to Bergen-Belsen
  • French Deportees and Victims
  • Monastir Jews in Treblinka
  • Prominent Egyptian Jews
  • Tunisian Camp Victims

Greece
  • Ioannina, Greece Holocaust Victims (Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulous / Museum Director -Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum)
  • Jewish Children Attending the Umberto School in Thessaloniki, Greece Between the Wars
  • Rhodes and Cos Deportees (Aron Hasson of the Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation)
  • Salonika Victims (Heinz D. S. Kounto & Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulous / Museum Director -Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum)

Other
  • USC Shoah Foundation – Holocaust Survivor Testimonies (USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®)
  • Haitian Jews Nationalized in Absentia (“Haiti’s Jewish History” by Joseph Bernard, Jr.)
  • Mirer Yeshiva Students
  • Palestine Certificates (Professor John Hoenig)
  • The Breman Oral Histories (Peggy Mosinger Freedman & Jeremy Katz / William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum)
 
We wish to thank all of the individuals and organizations that graciously permitted us to add their data to our databases.  
 
We also want to thank all of the JewishGen volunteers that have worked on creating, formatting, writing introductions, and html-ing in order for us to make this data ands information available to you.  They include; Alicia Goldstein, Carol Oliver, Eric Feinstein, Mike Kalt, Sara Laufer, and Sara Susskind.
 
Nolan Altman
NAltman@... 
JewishGen Director for Special Projects – Holocaust Database
August, 2021
 


Stanislaus, now Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine #ukraine

Hannah Sperber
 

Is there data available on birth and marriage certificates. looking for marriage of Philip Sperber and Halina Horowicz marriage approx 1931
Looking for birth of Hernryk Sperber 1932 or 33
irka Sperber 1934 or 35
Nathan Sperber 1937


Hannah Sperber, Denver, Colorado


KRIEGERS FROM LITHUANIA #lithuania

mkaplan27
 

I AM SEARCHING FOR SOME RECORD OF MY KRIEGERS FROM LITHUANIA.
Hirsh (age 15), Chaime (18), Ester (15) and Chame (10) arrived at Ellis between 1904 and 1906, as did their parents, Yankel (53) and Muse (48). They all went to their brother and son, Morris, who apparently arrived earlier (I could not Morris in the Ellis Island data bank). They all list  Ramigala or Ponewish as their last residence. 
I can not find any evidence clearly attributed to this family in the 1897 Russia census (Lithuanian Jews).
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

M Kaplan
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with family inofrmation


Re: Mazal Tov to Vivian Kahn and Joel Alpert! #JewishGenUpdates

Susan J. Gordon
 

Mazel Tov - yes! to Joel and Vivian for their endless and amazing contributions to JewishGen and to all of us. Their achievements will outlast allll of us!

Susan Gordon
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraz, Budapest
LEMPERT - Lvov, Skalat 


Re: Looking for help to locate manifest for Ralph Sevinor (Raphail Zweilok) #records #usa

dbpdallas@...
 

Ann,

Baltic (1) foundered in the North Atlantic after a collision on 07 Feb 1898. Baltic (2) did not enter service until 1904. The White Star Line operated both ships.

See: http://norwayheritage.com/p_ships.asp?Ship=baltic&Submit=Submit

The Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals shows arrival dates for the Baltic in 1904 landing at NYC from Liverpool on 01 Sep and 30 Sep. No further landings are listed after these dates (for 1904), though there are earlier landings. It is possible the arrival date on the naturalization is incorrect (which I have seen in other cases).

Another way to search for his manifest record would be to check Ancestry.com's collection "UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960," with the information that the Baltic sailed from Liverpool. Locating the UK record may lead you to locating the NYC record.

Best of luck in your search,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas


Re: Prusiner Charitable & Benevolent Association #usa #general

Renee Steinig
 

According to the JGS (NY)'s Burial Society Database
(https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/burial-society-databases/burialsoc-joodb)
the Prusiner Charitable & Benevolent Assn. was connected to the town
that's now Pruzhany, Belarus. The society had sections at Mount
Lebanon Cemetery in Queens and United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten
Island. Mount Lebanon's online search
(https://www.mountlebanoncemetery.com/search/) brings up 551 burials
in the section there, including several Fines. Harris Fine (d: 1956)
and Tillie Fine (d: 1931) are also buried at Mount Lebanon, but not on
the society's grounds.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Jeff Fine <finejeffy@...> wrote:

I have recently been given a copy of a short memoir outlining the
inception of this organization by Harris Fine, Samuel Fine, Morris
Kaplan, Barnet Levin, Barnet Chazen, Moses Watsky, and Fishel Levin.
It seems like a charter was granted by NY State on 3 Dec 1888. Harris
Fine was married to Tillie Berestitsky.

I am not clear on where Prusina is/was; it seems like Poland although
there are other towns with similar names. I haven't really located
much info about this association.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate the
help. I am also happy to share the document.


Re: Prusiner Charitable & Benevolent Association #usa #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

It is from Pruzhany, Belarus
52°33' N 24°28' E
--
Avrohom Krauss
Kiryat Yearim (Telz-Stone) ISRAEL
kraussfig@...
Researching: KRAUS, GOTTFRIED, MONAT from PRZEMYSL (Galicia) Poland/ KINSTLICH, GREENBERG, SCHMIDT from Tarnobrzeg, Rozwadow, Ulanow (Galicia) Poland
KLOTZ from Telsiai, Lithuania/ ROGOZIN, KAPLOWITZ, from Vyazyn, Ilya, Vilyayka, Belarus /LAPIDUS, SOKOLSKY, ROGOZIN, Maladzyechna, Belarus


Re: German Jews who served the Third Reich #germany #general

dan.efrat@...
 

I second that. The book is fascinating. Among those of Jewish descent that served in the German Armed Forces were a Luftwaffe Field Marshal (Milch), an Admiral and several generals.  Milch's story is especially interesting, as his father was Jewish, but once the Gestapo started investigating his ancestry, Göring intervened and obtained an affidavit from Milch's mother, stating that his biological father was her own uncle and not her husband. This allowed Milch to be issued the "German Blood" certificate, exempting him from German racial laws.  It is said that in response to a comment by an official regarding the validity of Milch's mother's statement, Göring said "I decide who is a Jew!".  After the war Milch was convicted at the Nuremberg trials of of war crimes and spent several years in jail.

Don Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ


Re: Manhattan Hospital #records #usa

Jessica Skippon
 

Despite its name, Manhattan State Hospital was in Islip, Suffolk County. A quick Google search doesn't turn up a history of it, but there are photos and it was there in the 1960s when I visited my sister. It was a scary hospital, feared by patients with kinder therapies.
Jessica Skippon, London, England
researching Schanzer,, Borger, Birn and Jachzel in Andrychow, Wadowice, Bielsko Biala and Berlin.


Re: Latvia & Estonia Research Division IAJGS conference meeting August 5, #announcements #latvia #courland #JewishGenUpdates

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Marion,

I am wondering whether the conference meeting will be recorded, as it is at 03:45 AM  for those of us living on the East Coast of Australia.

Thanks in advance, 

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Re: Searching for Records on Isaac Gottlieb and His Wife Minni Feldt #poland #records #galicia

indy.crowley@...
 

Thank you very much for this very insightful background.  I will share it with my other Gottlieb direct descendants and explore further.   
--
Indy Crowley
Redmond, Washington USA
indy.crowley@...
Gottlieb
Eichenstein
Eisenstein
Allit
Olisky


I'm trying to find a link to a lecture I heard this past year #poland #unitedkingdom #usa

finejeffy@...
 

I'm trying to find a link to a lecture I heard on zoom over this past year.

I might not have all the details correct but as I remember it was the story of a British woman whose mother was adopted as a child in England during or after the war. Her parents were Polish. The father was a Polish diplomat in England or maybe somewhere else in Europe. At some point she discovered that her grandparents were Polish jews and started working on her genealogy.

Does that ring a bell for anyone?

Please let me know if it does.
--
Jeff Fine
Montclair, NJ, USA
finejeffy@...
Family names/towns
Sekuran, Bessarabia and Odessa (Shecter, Eisenberg)
Igumen, Minsk, Belarus (Ekelchik, Sussman)
Minsk(?) (Fine, Z(w)erlin)
Ulanow, Poland (Hassenfeld, Laufer, Reich, Ölbaum)


Prusiner Charitable & Benevolent Association #usa #general

finejeffy@...
 

I have recently been given a copy of a short memoir outlining the inception of this organization by Harris Fine, Samuel Fine, Morris Kaplan, Barnet Levin, Barnet Chazen, Moses Watsky, and Fishel Levin.It seems like a charter was granted by NY State on 3 Dec 1888. Harris Fine was married to Tillie Berestitsky.

I am not clear on where Prusina is/was; it seems like Poland although there are other towns with similar names. I haven't really located much info about this association.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate the help. I am also happy to share the document.

Thanks,
--
Jeff Fine
Montclair, NJ, USA
finejeffy@...
Family names/towns
Sekuran, Bessarabia (Shecter, Eisenberg)
Igumen, Minsk, Belarus (Ekelchik, Sussman)
Minsk(?) (Fine, Z(w)erlin)
Ulanow, Poland (Hassenfeld, Laufer, Reich, Ölbaum)


IAJGS Romania Research Division Presentation Slides - Link Included #romania #announcements

Michael Moritz
 

Thanks to all who attended today's Romania meeting! Copies of the slides from today's presentation are available here: https://romania.jewishgen.org/iajgs.

Best,
Michael
--
Michael Moritz
Director, Romania Research Division
mmoritz@...


Need help to get birth, death and marriage certificates from Warsaw, Poland during the period 1914-1919 #warsaw #records

kosfiszer8@...
 

My wife's grandparents married in Warsaw, Poland around 1914. My wife's mother was born in Warsaw in 1916. When my wife's mother was not 3 years old her parents got sick and the father past away.
My wife has no documents of her family in Warsaw. Anybody has tried to get marriage, birth and death certificates from Warsaw during the period 1914-1919? I appreciate your help.
--
--

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Congratulations to Vivian Kahn #usa

jeremy frankel
 

On behalf of the Board and members of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, we are thrilled to learn that our long-time member, Vivian Kahn has been co-honored with the Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year award. I’ve personally known Vivian for many years. She is a fount of information, indefatigable, and an endless supply of infectious enthusiasm.

Congratulations!

Jeremy Frankel

President
San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Genealogical Society


Voter Registration Records from Brooklyn #records #usa

Noah Scheer
 

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone had ordered New York voter-registration forms before. I’m trying to find the voting records of someone who was living
in Brooklyn between 1926 and 1940.

The JewishGen InfoFile (
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/nycvote.txt) says that records are available from the Board of Elections if I send a blank ledger form and pay $3. However, this page hasn’t been updated since 1998. Is this still the way to access these records?

In addition, I know where and when this person lived in Brooklyn but I
don’t know the Assembly District or Election District for that
location. Is it still possible to order the form with only an address,
a name, and the date?

Thanks,
Noah Scheer
Boston, MA


Re: Baltimore Cemeteries #usa

Linda Higgins
 

Look for the phone number of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Baltimore.  Call them or email them and someone should be able to help you.  Good luck!

Linda Gordon Higgins
Spring, TX
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Need help to get birth, marriage, death certificates in Warsaw, Poland between 1914-1919 #poland

kosfiszer8@...
 


My wife's grandparents married in Warsaw, Poland around 1914. My wife's mother was born in Warsaw in 1916. When my wife's mother was not 3 years old her parents got sick and the father past away.
My wife has no documents of her family in Warsaw. Anybody has tried to get marriage, birth and death certificates from Warsaw during the period 1914-1919? I appreciate your help.
--

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Re: Steerage Experience #general

Lorraine Minor
 

There was a report written in 1908 by the Immigration Commission describing steerage conditions in both the "old-type" and "new-type" steerage. The Immigration Commission was created by the US Congress to investigate different issues with regard to immigration. The report is available at the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/cu31924021182500/page/n1
The report should answer all your questions if your ancestor traveled around 1908.

Lorraine Minor

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