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Re: Jewish community in Salem Conn #usa

Merrie Blocker
 

Thank you so much for recommending the newenglandhebrewfarmers.org website.  it is a fantastic historical resource.  My step grandfather grew up on a farm in Salem.  His father was Judah Heilweil.  I have a blog, thebaronhirschcommunity.org. which includes a post on Connecticut Jewish farmers. https://thebaronhirschcommunity.org/category/usa/connecticut/.   I will now include a reference to the nerf website.  Merrie Blocker. Maryland


Re: Jewish community in Salem Conn #usa

Rivka Horowitz
 

Jerry Fischer, former head of the Jewish Federation of Southeastern CT (JFEC), produced a documentary a few years ago about Jewish Farmers in CT which is well worth seeing. You can probably contact Jerry through JFEC in New London CT for more info.  See link below.
Regards,
Rivka Horowitz

https://www.theday.com/movies--tv/20160512/jerry-fischer-debuts-his-documentary-about-jewish-farmers-of-eastern-connecticut?utm_content=buffer56b8f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_


Re: Jewish community in Salem Conn #usa

David Lewin
 

At 14:08 10/12/2021, beckyanderson53@... wrote:
Salem also borders East Haddam, CT, which also had a cluster of Jewish families that were farmers, as well as families who ran small resorts in the area.  Congregation Rofde Zedek, which later merged with Congregation Beth Shalom in Deep River, was founded in East Haddam in 1915.   See: https://www.cbsrz.org/about/our-synagogue
There were a sizable number of Jewish families who settled in this region of CT.    https://www.amazon.com/Life-Land-Connecticuts-Jewish-Farmers/dp/B01AASSYA4
There is also information about the resorts in that area.  
If you contact Congregation Beth Shalom/Rofde Zedek, they may be able to put you in touch with a member who has more information about the history of Rofde Zedek, and whether families from Salem were also part of that congregation.
Also, there was at least one "fresh air" camp in the area (in Moodus) associated in with a settlement house in the Bronx.   My mother attended this camp as a child in the 1930s.
Hope this helps.
Becky Fogel Anderson
Durham, CT


I think you have the Hebrew lettering back-to-front

Rofde   is a meaningless word.  It  sholld most likely be the Hebrew Rodfei  = pusueres of Shalom

I am sending this to the general discussion list because I do not know who needed your answer

David Lewin
London

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: foreign wire transfer for record copying #poland

Bob Silverstein
 

Go with wise.com.  Also, see if they have something like PayPal.  I have use the equivalent in Belarus.  You may have to look or ask for the direct payment option.
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Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).


Re: Kishinev Revision Lists 1910 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

No need,  we already translated the set.  Also it is not easy to get anything from that archive.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Re: Jewish Cemetery at Former Psychiatric Hospital on New York's Long Island #general #usa

Shelley Mitchell
 

What a wonderful undertaking  

For those that cannot be identified by records, I wonder if any DNA can be recovered, despite the prohibition of disturbing the buried dead and the passage of time. If it can, there are large enough pockets of DNA repositories that can be used to compare with. Many of us wouldn’t even know if a family member was alive, let only buried. Hopefully a database of names can readily be established. Are financial contributions sought?  If so, please share the information about how to go about contributing. 


Thank you. 

Shelley Mitchell, NYC 


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

Bruce Drake
 

In 2018, Poland outlawed blaming the country for any crimes committed during the Holocaust, prescribing prison or a fine for accusing the state or people of involvement or responsibility for the Nazi occupation during World War II. In 2021, the government moved to set a 30-year time limit on legal challenges over confiscated properties, in effect axing thousands of claims.
That’s why “Jews and Poles in Jaroslaw and Their Relationship in the Years 1918-1945” from the Yizkor book of that Polish town is instructive, adding testimony to the numerous accounts in other books about the poisonous and often murderous relationship Polish officials and many people had with their Jewish populations. The author, Mundek Hebenstreit, notes that prior to 1930, while “the Jews and the Poles, in large numbers, behaved towards each other with a certain contempt,” the Jews in Jaroslaw were not under “the terror of anti-Jewish excesses of the Polish population.” But after that, as Germany headed towards Nazism, the relationship began to deteriorate across the county and Hebenstreit writes: “We, the Jaroslaw Jews, felt the looming windstorm.”
Hebenstreit notes the ultimate irony for the Poles in the 1939-1945 period: “Only after the Germans expelled the Jews from the city, did the Poles begin to understand the danger that the German occupation brought for them as well.”



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Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


My ggrandfather Joseph Jacob Roth, ggrandmother Bertha (nee Steinmann) Questions #romania #austria-czech

T R
 

He was born in Carei (Nagy Karoly), Romania, and lived and died in Vienna. With his wife Bertha (Bella) they had 5 children.
Bella for some reason headed to Prague with a daughter & her husband after the Anschluss and didn't make it. (She died in 1942 & is buried in Prague,
a mystery in itself given conditions at the time). The daughter and son-in-law were transported to Theresienstadt and then Riga where they were murdered. (The rest of the siblings got out).

Q: How is it Bella appears to have had a normal burial in the thick of the war?  I have questions about her family but will leave that for another time.

Josef Jacob died in 1928  (his parents, Moritz and Sali are also buried in Vienna), and the story I was told is that he (manufactured?) lace and may have brought the first espresso machine into Vienna. 
Aside from their wedding, home address, and burial records I've been able to find no further information. (Some came from a
request around 10 yrs ago from the Vienna archives)

Q: Any thoughts of where to look further?  They clearly had an amount of success given where they lived so the dearth of further information
has been puzzling. I've also not been able to find any further information besides burial on Moritz or Sali either.

Tanya Roland
ROTH, ROSENBERG, STEINMANN, VIENNA, PRZEMYSL, SAMBOR, CAREI, VRBOVE


Re: foreign wire transfer for record copying #poland

Judy Silverman
 

My experience was that in addition to the costly transfer charge, Canadian banks required me to name an individual as recipient rather than an archive. The Polish National Archive could not comply and so I eventually decided to simply stuff the few zlotys into an envelope and send it by snail mail. My payment was successfully processed and I received my requested documents without problem.

Judy Zimmerman Silverman
Town of Mount Royal, Quebec


Re: foreign wire transfer for record copying #poland

Caroline Gurney <research@...>
 

Definitely Wise. I sent £2,000 to Poland earlier this year and the fee was only £8.15. For such a small payment as you are making, the fee should be miniscule. I wish Wise was more widely known in the USA. I have had real difficulty getting American clients to pay me that way rather than via PayPal.

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Caroline Gurney


Re: Jewish Cemetery at Former Psychiatric Hospital on New York's Long Island #general #usa

Richard Stower
 

The post regarding the cemetery at the Psychiatric Hospital at Slip, NY raises a question for me. My g-grandfather was a patient at Pilgrim State (mentioned in the post). I believe he was admitted by my grandmother for what I guess was dementia (Alzheimer's) in the early 1940s. He died there in1942 and is buried in Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Is it possible to find records of deceased patients at NY State hospitals?

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine 

Researching Kolomyya: SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, BEISER, GRAFF. 
 
Chortkiv/Budaniv: GROSS, FELLNER, HOCHMAN
 
Dobrowa Tarnowską: KANNER, SCHMIDT, WERNER
 


Re: foreign wire transfer for record copying #poland

The Becker's Email
 

I have sent wire transfer payments to two different Archives in Germany recently.  My bank, Bank of America, has no transfer charge for transfers made in euros but has a significant charge for one made in US $.  I don't know why the distinction.  I assume that a transfer made in the currency of the country would not incur a transfer.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Re: Jewish community in Salem Conn #usa

beckyanderson53@...
 

Salem also borders East Haddam, CT, which also had a cluster of Jewish families that were farmers, as well as families who ran small resorts in the area.  Congregation Rofde Zedek, which later merged with Congregation Beth Shalom in Deep River, was founded in East Haddam in 1915.   See: https://www.cbsrz.org/about/our-synagogue
There were a sizable number of Jewish families who settled in this region of CT.    https://www.amazon.com/Life-Land-Connecticuts-Jewish-Farmers/dp/B01AASSYA4
There is also information about the resorts in that area.  
If you contact Congregation Beth Shalom/Rofde Zedek, they may be able to put you in touch with a member who has more information about the history of Rofde Zedek, and whether families from Salem were also part of that congregation.
Also, there was at least one "fresh air" camp in the area (in Moodus) associated in with a settlement house in the Bronx.   My mother attended this camp as a child in the 1930s.
Hope this helps.
Becky Fogel Anderson
Durham, CT


Re: foreign wire transfer for record copying #poland

sharonrf18@...
 

Second the recommendation for Wise (formerly transferwise). I’ve used them several times before and their fees are very reasonable and the service has been excellent.

Sharon Fleitman
Atlanta, Georgia


Re: Jewish community in Salem Conn #usa

beltond@...
 

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 12:02 PM, Marc Lipoff wrote:
Salem, Conn
You might consider looking into Chesterfield, CT in New London county. It is about 5 miles away from Salem. A Jewish community of farmers was started there in the 1890's. They had land in Salem as well. Look into the New England Farmers - https://www.newenglandhebrewfarmers.org  
 
 
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David Belton
Pennsylvania


Re: foreign wire transfer for record copying #poland

MARLISE GROSS
 

I used Wise recently to transfer to the Lithuanian archives.  The handling rate was very affordable (under a dollar).  You do need all of the Archive's bank information to make the transfer.

wise.com

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ


Viewmate photo ID (from Bedzin) #photographs #poland

Roger Lampert
 

Can anyone indentify this man who married my aunt in Bedzin around 1930. He is possibly Ejdelman, Hercberg, Ajzenberg, or Lewin. See Viewmate at https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=96254

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page

 

Roger Lampert

 

 


Meer Soloveichik. #lithuania #general

Brentsi
 

Shalom,
My great-aunt, Dveira Likhtmakher born 1877 in Vilna married Itzko Bension Soloveichik son of Berko in 1899.
Three children were born, Meer (1901) Osher (1908, died at 4mths old) and Zlata 1914 who married Shmuel Lubchik.
Zlata perished  in the Ponar Forest as did her mother Dveira.
 Looking for indication about the life of Meer Soloveichik who possibly lived in Kaunus… married ?
I searched all the usual sites, all the possibilities on Jewishgen databases …. Yad Vashem ( where there are the names of Dveira and daughter Zlata who died in 1944)
I found  a Meer Soloveichik on the Kaunus revision list but not much indication about him….
Open to help and suggestions.
Brenda Bernstein Habshush.
Kibbutz Sde Boker. Israel.


Reminder: JGSCNY Zoom presentation this Sunday - Libby Copeland will talk about her book The Lost Family. #dna #events #announcements

synhe@...
 

You are invited to our next free Zoom will feature Libby Copeland presentation of her book The Lost Family - How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are.

Date: Sunday, December 12th
Time: 1:00pm EST





Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoce2qrzoqH9OA9Dxvx_BDhMynWdLfa1Q2 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



The book: A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives

You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or the report could reveal a long-buried family secret and upend your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, an incessant desire to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like “Who am I?” and “Where did I come from?” Welcome to the age of home genetic testing.

In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.

The Author: Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who writes about culture, science, and human behavior. Copeland was a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for eleven years has been a media fellow and guest lecturer and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.


Yonat Klein
Syracuse NY
The Jewish Genealogical Society of CNY


Starkman connection #general

Marcia Heller
 

Looking for Sandy Starkman, who attended webinar on Ashkenazi DNA. said your starkmans were Kohanim as are mine. Please email me at marciaheller@...  !

Marcia Heller

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