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Re: Looking for the town of Gorodische and for the Homborav family #names #records #russia

Mark Resnicoff
 

Marcia,

The town you are looking for is Horodyshche. It's about 64 km southwest of Cherkasy and 165 km south of Kyiv.

FamilySearch has some of the town's records online, but they're not indexed (and written in Russian, of course):

1)1850 Revision List
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1195059?availability=Family%20History%20Library

2) 1846-1916 Vital Records (various years, not at all comprehensive)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1046670?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Regards,

Mark Resnicoff
Brighton, Michgian


Zech #names

David Lewin
 

Is there anyone here researching the family name Zech?

David Lewin
London


Yiddish names and date translation #translation

beltond@...
 

I would appreciate translation of the bride, groom and date on this Ketubah.

Thank you
--
David Belton
Pennsylvania


Military conscription in Poland between the wars #poland

Relly coleman
 

Searching my family, I found a number of teenagers who were sent from Poland to relatives in France in the 1920s and 1930s.  One suggestion was that it was done to avoid military conscription into the Polish army.

What was the military service requirement in Poland at the time? Was the avoidance of conscription common among Jews in Poland? 

Any info to explain and shed light would be appreciated.


Relly Coleman


Re: Vienna Austria Opens First Public Memorial Listing Holocaust Victims' Names #announcements #austria-czech #holocaust #names

Andreas Schwab
 

I guess you can't. The database contains those already on the memorial and those recorded after July 2020. All you can do is ask the archives at office@...
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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

“Areih Zilberstein, the candlemaker,” from the Yizkor book of Gombin (Poland) is the story of an old man’s grief and longing for a son who had left for America and raised a family there.
Ironically, it is recounted by a young man who himself was about to make that journey, leaving Gombin for good.
Sitting one night on the steps of the synagogue, Arieh said to him: “You Yoinele, will soon see my son and my grandchildren. I am sending with you a piece of myself. My feelings, my longing… I am planting in you a piece of my soul.”
“Tell my son that I pray for him day and night… But please don't tell my son and grandchildren that my heart is broken from longing.”


--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: "Bagels Over Berlin" - Documentary about Jewish WWII soldiers #announcements

Jules Levin
 

Why were Jews over-represented?  I think it was because so many Jewish teens in the late 30's were ham radio hobbyists, and also did well on math tests.  They were over-represented in the Air Corps as radio operators and navigators, not necessarily as tail gunners.  My own cousin as a teenager was working with Lee DeForest on television in the 30's!

Jules Levin

Los Angeles

On 11/12/21 3:42 AM, Myra Fournier wrote:
On Thursday evening, The Museum of Jewish Heritage presented a documentary, Bagels Over Berlin, that told the story of the thousands of Jewish young men who volunteered, fought, and died in the Army Air Corps in World War II.  There were a disproportionately high number of Jewish fighters in relation to the number of Jews in the general population. And, the Air Corps was one of the most dangerous assignment.
The documentary includes touching, entertaining, and insightful interviews of surviving members of the Air Corps. I highly recommend it.
You can read about the film and watch the trailer at www.bagelsoverberlin.com. It is also available for rental or purchase or group viewing.
I am not affiliated with the production or promotion of the documentary.  Just a fan and sharing info.
Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA


Re: Looking for the town of Gorodische and for the Homborav family #names #records #russia

David Lewin
 

At 13:08 12/11/2021, Roger Browdy wrote:
My grandfather, in Russia Hersch BURDA, in U.S. Harry BROWDY, was born in Slonim.  His ship records upon immigration in the very late 18th Century, showed that he came from Gorodische (or Horodische).  The stories I heard is that there was some kind of famous Yeshiva there.  I have not been able to find any records from there or other information about his time there.  But I would be interested in watching your progress in finding Gorodische.

Roger BROWDY
rlbrowdy@...
Researching BROWDY, BURDA, LOWENKOPF, NEIDORF, SUCHONITZKI



I do not know how up--to-date this is, but try

Jean Burda  "Ukraine SIG"  JB7734AZ@...,

David Lewin
London

        

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at https://remember.org/unite/


Re: Vienna Austria Opens First Public Memorial Listing Holocaust Victims' Names #announcements #austria-czech #holocaust #names

Robert Fraser
 

Maybe a silly question – but how can one check the database of names already on the memorial, to see if anyone’s missing?

 

Robert W Fraser

Perth, Western Australia

 


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Robert W Fraser, Perth, Western Australia 
Researcher 6342   
girof@...


Re: Looking for the town of Gorodische and for the Homborav family #names #records #russia

Roger Browdy
 

My grandfather, in Russia Hersch BURDA, in U.S. Harry BROWDY, was born in Slonim.  His ship records upon immigration in the very late 18th Century, showed that he came from Gorodische (or Horodische).  The stories I heard is that there was some kind of famous Yeshiva there.  I have not been able to find any records from there or other information about his time there.  But I would be interested in watching your progress in finding Gorodische.

Roger BROWDY
rlbrowdy@...
Researching BROWDY, BURDA, LOWENKOPF, NEIDORF, SUCHONITZKI


Re: Researching: family Wasserman from Tarnow Poland/Galicia #galicia #poland

Howard Fink
 

Yitschok,
 
There are birth records in Tarnów for 6 children of Schaje & Sime Wassermann:
1850: Moses Chiel
1856: Samuel
1858: Salamon Zalman
1861: Isaak
1862: [unnamed girl]
1864: Riwke
 
There are also death records for 2 of these children:
1862: [unnamed girl], 7 days old
1863: Samuel, 6 years old

Scanned images of all of these records are available.

Unfortunately, the birth records at that time do not include the names of the grandparents.

I did not find any civil marriage record for Schaje & Sime, so that source of Schaje's parents' names does not appear to exist.

Similar to your grandfather, it seems that the entire family moved away later because I did not find any of records of their deaths in later years.
 
There was another couple, Schaje & Nuche Wassermen, who had some children during similar years in Tarnów.

The only other trace of this family that I found in our database of Jewish records from Poland was the 1906 marriage of Rywka, born in 1864, daughter of Schaje & Sime, to Alter Fránkel, in the town of Jodlowa.

Please contact me privately at genKnowHow@... if you would like more details about these records.
__________
Howard Fink
Tarnów Archives Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 


Re: Vienna Austria Opens First Public Memorial Listing Holocaust Victims' Names #announcements #austria-czech #holocaust #names

Jill Whitehead
 

What period of time does the memorial cover? In researching the Viennese family that lived in my house for 46 years, the reason they left was that their son Heinz Dukes (born Vienna 1916) (who is not in the list of names on the Public Memorial) was expelled from the University of Vienna medical school in his 3rd year as a medical student and killed by the nazis pre war in 1938. He is commemorated by the University of Vienna in their online Holocaust victims memorial book for the three years he was a student there, and his family details are given such as name, address, names and profession of parents, date of birth etc., and the fact he was Jewish. There are many such names in this list from the University of Vienna. I wonder if all sources have been looked at? Would the Public memorial include 1938?

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


"Bagels Over Berlin" - Documentary about Jewish WWII soldiers #announcements

Myra Fournier
 

On Thursday evening, The Museum of Jewish Heritage presented a documentary, Bagels Over Berlin, that told the story of the thousands of Jewish young men who volunteered, fought, and died in the Army Air Corps in World War II.  There were a disproportionately high number of Jewish fighters in relation to the number of Jews in the general population. And, the Air Corps was one of the most dangerous assignment.
The documentary includes touching, entertaining, and insightful interviews of surviving members of the Air Corps. I highly recommend it.
You can read about the film and watch the trailer at www.bagelsoverberlin.com. It is also available for rental or purchase or group viewing.
I am not affiliated with the production or promotion of the documentary.  Just a fan and sharing info.
Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA


Re: Researching: family Wasserman from Tarnow Poland/Galicia #galicia #poland

Cynthia Hollinsworth
 

Yitschok I would suggest posting this on the Tarnow Jewish Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewish.tarnow/

--
Cynthia Hollinsworth


Re: Possible descendancy from Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

asafeig@...
 

Sarah Drucker was great-granddaughter of Reb. Chaim Volozhiner, see this family tree:
https://www.geni.com/people/Sarah-Drucker/6000000029471495093?through=6000000029471326147


Asaf Feig


Re: Script Hebrew name translations #translation

Odeda Zlotnick
 


 dens1011@...
00:54   
I have this marriage document and would like help reading the script Hebrew names. I believe it is for my ggrandmother Leibe and ggrandfather Beryl Miler in Grinkiskis, Lithuania.
The marriage document was created and signed in "------- PA in North America".  Not at all in Lithuania.  There's a Hebrew date on it as well.
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


ViewMate Translation request - German #translation

Geoff Kaiser
 

Hi All,
 
I have a letter written in Feb 1939 by my great Aunt Rosa (Lichtenstein) KAISER to one of her sons in Sao Paulo Brazil.  I think she is writing in despair as she is the only one left of the family in Breslau.
There are four pages and I would really appreciate a translation that I can then share with her grand-daughter that I have recently discover living in Curitiba, Brazil.
 
 
Many thanks
Geoff Kaiser
Melbourne, Australia


JGS Toronto. Virtual Meeting. How Best to use Databases of the USHMM. Megan Lewis. Sunday, 21 November, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. ET. #events #holocaust

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

How Best to Use the Databases of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

 

Presented by Megan Lewis, Reference Librarian, USHMM

 

Sunday, 21 November 2021 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 

VIRTUAL MEETING: Join from Home

 

 

Megan Lewis will speak about the multiple resources available online in Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database of the USHMM website. Genealogists can learn about a variety of collections made available by the divisions of the Museum’s Library and Archives to assist members with their family history research.

 

Since 1998, Megan Lewis has served in different roles at the USHMM. Her expertise and familiarity with the Museum’s resources has been much in demand. She has spoken at many genealogy conferences, meetings and programmes.  Lewis has earned a BA in History and a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Maryland.  In addition, she holds a post graduate certificate in Curation and Management of Digital Assets.

 

Megan Lewis

Reference Librarian 

National Institute for Holocaust Documentation

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

       

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 21 November.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website, a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

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twitter: jgsoftoronto   facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

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CORRECTION Holocaust in the 21st Century Panel Discussion November 16 #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Time for the discussion panel is: November 16, 2021 is 2:00-3:30 PM EST /11:00AM-12:30 PM PST

 

 

The Center for Jewish History is holding a discussion, Holocaust History in the 21st Century on November 16, 2021 2:00-3:30 PM EST/ 11:00AM-12:30 PM PST. It is a free program.

 

To get tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holocaust-history-in-the-21st-century-tickets-168125372515

Fill out the number of free tickets in the general admission box.,

 

From the earliest efforts by survivors themselves to document the destruction of European Jews to the enormous international and interdisciplinary literature being produced today, the historiography of the Holocaust has both followed the course of history as a discipline through numerous turns – cultural, narrative, forensic, spatial, etc... – and opened up new methodological paths of its own. As LBI's Shared History Project concludes its examination of the darkest chapter in the 1,700-year history of Jewish life in German-speaking lands, panelists Elizabeth Anthony (USHMM), Anna Hájková (University of Warwick), and Joanna Sliwa (Claims Conference) reflect on the past, present, and future of Holocaust historiography. Aubrey Pomerance (Jewish Museum Berlin) moderates.

 

About the Panelists

Elizabeth Anthony is the Director of Visiting Scholar Programs at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which supports significant research and writing about the Holocaust and related topics with a particular goal of ensuring the development of a new generation of scholars. Her own research focuses on the postwar Jewish community of Vienna and the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive. Her book, The Compromise of Return: Viennese Jews after the Holocaust (2021) is a co-publication of Wayne State University Press and the USHMM. From 2005–2007, she was a case worker and case work manager for HIAS in Vienna, Austria.

 

Anna Hájková is Associate Professor of Modern European Continental History at the University of Warwick, UK. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt (Oxford University Press, 2020), the first in-depth analytical history of prison society during the Holocaust, based on archival sources from dozens of archives from ten countries and in nine languages. She has been working on history of Theresienstadt since 2000, and between 2006 and 2008 was the co-editor of Theresienstädter Studien und Dokumente. She has also co-edited the anthology Alltag im Holocaust: Jüdisches Leben im Großdeutschen Reich 1941–1945, and co-authored The Last Veit Simons from Berlin: Holocaust, Gender, and the End of the German-Jewish Bourgeoisie. She regularly contributes to mass media in English, German, and Czech in the publications Haaretz, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Tablet, and Tagespiegel.

 

Joanna Sliwa is Historian at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Her own research focuses on the Holocaust in Poland and on Polish-Jewish history. Joanna has taught at Kean University and Rutgers University, and she served as an educator in teacher training programs on the Holocaust. Joanna’s book, Jewish Childhood in Kraków: A Microhistory of the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2021) was awarded a 2020 Ernst Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Holocaust Library.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Researching: family Wasserman from Tarnow Poland/Galicia #galicia #poland

Yitschok Margareten
 

Osias (Shaya) Wasserman, his wife Sima and their family, from Tarnow Poland/Galicia. (in the years 1840-1920).


Apparently, there were a few Wassermans with the name Shaya, they were probably related, I'm trying to establish the connection, and if they are related to my grandfather Solomon Zalmen Wasserman.

My grandfather Solomon Zalmen Wasserman was born in Tarnow, and eventually emigrated to Slovakia, he died in 1922 at the age of 76, and his final resting place is in Trencin Slovakia. 

I know that his mother's name was Sima. Searching through the Tarnow records I found only one Sima Wasserman who was married to Osias/Shaya, and they indeed had a child Solomon Zalmen born in 1858, (Solomon also named one of his sons Shaya).

If anybody has information on this family, I would appreciate their help. 


--
Yitschok Margareten

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