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Re: Rabbi Lippman Heller #rabbinic

David Seldner
 

I am a descendant. My G-G-Grandmother Frajda Pacanowska's maiden name was Michelson. One of her ancestors was R. Shlomo Zalman Sirkes of Brisk, Grandson of R. Yom tov Lipman Heller.
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


Re: Rabbi Lippman Heller #rabbinic

Dick Plotz
 

My great-great-grandfather Chaim Bluestone claimed descent from Yomtov
Lipman Heller, but by the time I came along, none of my great-uncles
knew the details. They did know about the Agus connection. They also
knew of the connection to the Margolis family, whose descent from
Lipman Heller is well-documented, but our connection to the Margolis
family was just over the horizon. Ruth Kaufmann, daughter of Rabbi
Elias Margolis, once wrote to me that she remembered a visit from one
of my uncles, when her father got out a little red book in which he
kept genealogical notes. She told me that after her father died in
1946, they were unable to find the little red book. I was born in
1948, just a bit too late.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


Re: I am looking for birth and marriage records from Frankfurt Germany 1903-1929 #germany

Andreas Schwab
 

For Births in Germany after 1911, only direct descendants have access to birth records due to privacy laws. 
--
Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: Henry FONSTEIN (b. ~1912) "Lost" in France mid-1960s #france

Michael Hoffman
 

Hello Arnon,

Have you searched the website of the National Archives of Australia, for Fonstein search useing the following
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx 
there are 6 entries for Fonstein including the Naturalisation Aplication Papers for Bellah Fonstein.

Regards,

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK


Re: Rabbi Lippman Heller #rabbinic

Jack Berger
 

Martin,

 I went to Yeshiva with a classmate, the late Dr. Bertrand Agus. Regrettably both of his younger brothers have also passed away.

Bert was very clear that his family had documentation that traced their ancestry to Rabbi Yom-Tov Lipman Heller. He went further to say that this validated the family's supposition that the Agus family could trace its lineage back to Rashi.

The passing of these brothers has left me without a contact to their progeny. To them I am a dinosaur.  I believe they have relatives in Baltimore and somewhere in California.

Their original family name in Europe was Agushevitz (opssibly Ogushwitz).and they are from Svisloch in modern day Belarus.

Quite apart from this, in translating the Zolkiew Yizkor book, I see references to a "Lipman Heller."

Let me know if you find anything.

Kol Tuv
Jack Berger, PhD
Mahwah, NJ


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

Bruce Drake
 

Sura Ajzensztadt was one of many Jews who chose to leave Europe in the 1930s as the dark clouds of anti-Semitism and Nazism increasingly grew more threatening. She went to Canada while her family relocated from Kurow to Warsaw.
“I Left Only By Train and By Ship But Not With My Heart,” from the Yizkor book of Kurow (Poland) is how she begins her story about the anguish of being separated from a family she would never see again.
“The train carried me with the greatest speed farther and farther from my old world. There remained, however, memories engraved in my mind. I rescued the memories from the fire. They have strengthened me and comforted me in my loneliness, in my isolation. They have lifted my spirits and awakened faith in me in moments of despair and pain, in moments when I heard from the distance as if truly with my own ears the thunder of German cannons, when it was as if the boots of the murderers were truly treading on my heart, on my brain.”
She fondly replays in memory the gentleness and decency of her father. She recalls the happy days when she was a young girl during the time when she “could not yet see the shadows of life, the need and the want, the evil and the hatred which pressed in from all sides.” She remembers the poverty of the town, but how it didn’t stifle taking joy in its life and the human warmth of its small homes.
The people she writes about perished, but she says, they continue to “live in me, in my mind, in my feelings.”
 
 

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


Re: Deutsch - Woodridge, NY #usa

Ummy74@...
 

Hi Ron, I wonder if we are connected somehow. I’m from Long Island, NY. Where is Woodbridge? The only Deutsch relatives in the US  besides my father Arnold ,that I knew of, settled in Philadelphia. That was Max Deutsch who was my grandfather Adolf’s brother. This would be early 1900’s. Max had several children, I believe one of them was Abraham. What do you think?

Susan Forman
New York


Re: I am looking for birth and marriage records from Frankfurt Germany 1903-1929 #germany

haim segal
 

I found on the GENI website,
That my grandmother Dina Brendel's children,
She gave birth to them, in Darmstadt (Hesse) between 1930 and 1935,
As follows: 4.5.1930 gave birth to Yitzhak Yechiel, in 1931 to Eliezer, 3.12.1932 to Leah and in 1935 to Miriam.
 
Is it possible to access her children's birth records?

haim segal
 


Can I use the given name Gerson to trace family members? #names

Alan Reische
 

I've encountered a brick wall in tracing my father's family back to
their European roots. So far, none of the documents I've reviewed -
census, naturalization documents, death certificates - go beyond stating
places of birth or origin as 'Austria'.

My father's given names and surname at birth in 1905 were 'Emanuel
Gerson Reische'. (It was very quickly Anglicized to 'Merrill George
Reische'.) I'm wondering if the given names - transliterated into their
Hebrew or Yiddish equivalents - might be clues to deceased family
members with relevant information, and would appreciate suggestions that
might expand my search.

Somewhat parallel to that: Almost immediately after birth, my
grandparents abandoned the birth names for him and migrated to the
Anglicized version. That leads me to wonder why they would do that,
instead of simply giving him the Anglicized birth names. Was this a
common pattern?

Thanks for all suggestions, and best wishes for a healthier and happier 2022

Alan Reische

Manchester NH 03104 USA

a.reische@...

Member: 28114


looking for Albert Hakim from Salonica #names

Tafuri, Diane
 

 
Albert Hakim would have been my uncle. He was approximately 35 years old when he might have been sent to Auschwitz from Salonica Greece.. There is some information that maybe he had escaped before being sent there and maybe would have emigrated to Israel. I am in search of his family, if he ever married. I have pictures of him riding a motorcycle. He was deaf and used sign language. If anyone knows of my uncle, please contact me. Dtafuri@....  

Diane Tafuri

 


Kronenberg and Chemerinsky #names

Diane Jacobs
 


I have both these surnames on my family trees
And would love to discuss further with you.
Your original email that you posted on the jewishgen discussion site is undeliverable.
 
Hope to hear from you soon.
 
Thanks.
Diane Jacobs
Somerset NJ
 
 

On Dec 24, 2021, at 2:56 AM, Hananya Kronenberg via groups.jewishgen.org <jeffkronenberg=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

Dear JewishGener's:

I am requesting help translating a birth record for Izrajel Aron Kirszenberg, 1899. The attached document is from Warszawa PSA Birth records Akta 353, District VII, Sygnatura 126. A sheynem danke! Thank you.
--
Hananya Kronenberg
Boise, Idaho
jeffkrnenberg@...

Researching:
PECK; KIRSCHENBERG
KRONENBERG; LAPIDOT
CZERMERINSKI; WORTENBERG

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Deutsch - Woodridge, NY #usa

Shelley Mitchell
 

It might help to find out where his family came from in Europe. And go from there  

Shelley Mitchell, NYC

 


Re: Rabbi Zvi Hersh SINAIKIN of Koidanov #rabbinic

yehudihy@...
 

I also am looking for information on Rabbi Zvi Hersh Sinaikin of Koidanov. The town is now called Dzyarzhynsk or Dzerzhinsk, formerly Koidanova or Koydanava in the Dzyarzhynsk District of Belarus, in the Minsk Gubernat. Rabbi Zvi Hersh Sinakin (Sinaykin, Sinikin, Sinaikyn) is my Great Grandfather, my Grandfather is Elias Eliyahu Freedman (Friedman) (Sinaikyn) (1872 1949). Any help is much appreciated.  Thank you.
Yehudi H Freedman
Victoria British Columbia, Canada


Translation Needed for Warszawa Birth Record- Russian #russia #translation

Jeff Kronenberg <jeffkronenberg@...>
 

Dear JewishGener's:

I am requesting help translating a birth record for Izrajel Aron Kirszenberg, 1899. The attached document is from Warszawa PSA Birth records Akta 353, District VII, Sygnatura 126. A sheynem danke! Thank you.
--
Hananya Kronenberg
Boise, Idaho
jeffkrnenberg@...

Researching:
PECK; KIRSCHENBERG
KRONENBERG; LAPIDOT
CZERMERINSKI; WORTENBERG


Re: I am looking for birth and marriage records from Frankfurt Germany 1903-1929 #germany

geoffrey
 

My father and his siblings were also born in Frankfurt during this time. I would also like to find their birth certificates.
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia


Re: Holocaust Database adds 101,560 records of Westerbork victims deported from the Netherlands #announcements #holocaust #JewishGenUpdates

Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
 

Thanks for sharing that news about this project and the opportunity to help.    Apropos of the history of this camp is a stellar important book, compiled and beautifullly formatted, a book for teens through adults, laypeople and researchers, documenting through primary source letters and other documentation the lives and conditions for inmates in the Westerbork camp is the beautifully done book, Hidden Letters, published in 2008, a multi-year project spurred by the miraculous survival and discovery by workmen of a stash of letters of a talented young Dutch Jewish 17-year old, Philip (Flip) Slier and the tracking down by local historians of Phil's closest surviving relative.  The book was a multiyear labor of love project by Flip's South African-born cousin, Deborah Slier, and her husband, Ian Shine, a lovely couple whom I met several times at national library conferences.  The book presents color photos of Philip's letters and side by side English transcriptions of the letters to his parents and other family from the time he received notice to report to the camp, including what he and others were experiencing in a gradual decline, over the weeks and months.    Deborah and Ian realized the historical importance of the letters that had come into their possession and that they had to create an engaging work honoring not only their family who perished, but also to provide and integrate into the book continual short narratives step by step on the Holocaust's impact in Holland and behond.  The work has extensive indices of names and relationships of the many extended family who perished, and other help aides.  One sees firsthand from the letters to family what social life was like for a young, well-educated man in Holland prior to the Holocaust.    Amazon.com: Hidden Letters: 9781887734882: Philip Slier, Marion van Binsbergen-Pritchard: Books


Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
ezyroff@...

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, 01:52:56 PM PST, Nolan Altman <nta@...> wrote:


JewishGen greatly appreciates that the Kamp Westerbork organization has permitted JewishGen to add more than 101,500 records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database.  The original source records came from the Oorlogsarchief Rode Kruis, NIOD, Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Drents Archief and Gemeente Midden-Drenthe, along with other local and regional archives.

 

JewishGen’s 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 adds approximately 101,500 records which brings the Holocaust Database holdings to more than 3.8 million records, with more than 380 component data sets. 

 

Since 2000, the Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre has been working on the ‘A Name and a Face’ database, containing the names of as many victims as possible. By entering and combining data from transport lists, death certificates and numerous other sources, it became possible to reduce the error margins substantially, to draw up family trees and to make reconstructions. Many archives in the Netherlands and abroad have been consulted to this end. Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and intensive collaboration with the Digital Jewish Monument, they have been able to add many victims to the list. They have also been able to remove many, as several sources from the first, chaotic post-War years tell us that some death certificates were falsely issued. 

 

The data set consists of 101,560 Westerbork victims deported from the Netherlands. Details include Surname, Given Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death, and Place of Death.  For a more complete description of the set, notes on the data fields, and credit given to those that created the collection, see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/Westerbork_Victims_from_the_Netherlands.html

 

Finally, if you are in a position to do so (and have not already), please consider making a financial contribution in support of our important work. A gift of any amount will make a real difference as we approach the end of 2021. (Gifts of $100 or more will qualify for premium Features). You can easily donate by clicking here.  Thank you in advance for your support, and wishing you much success as you search these new records.

 

Nolan Altman

NAltman@...

JewishGen Director of Data Acquisition and Coordinator of Holocaust Database

 

December, 2021


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ZOLOTOROV (Chernigov, Ukraine; Kiev, Ukraine);
SLOTOROFF (Kiev, Ukraine)
CHARKOVSKY or SHARKOVSKY(Ukraine);
LEVINE (Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus);
GLUSKIN (Ukraine)
LIMON (Berestechko, Volynia, Ukraine)
TESLER (Horochiv, Volynia, Ukraine)
ZYRO (Zabolativ, Ukraine) 
TAU (Zalolativ, Ukraine)
PISTERMAN (Ukraine)
ROTH / ROT (Ataki, Bessarabia, Moldova)
BLAUSTEIN (Chernigov, Ukraine or Minsk, Belarus)


Re: Holocaust Database adds 101,560 records of Westerbork victims deported from the Netherlands #announcements #holocaust #JewishGenUpdates

Todd Edelman
 

Hi,
 
Very recently I found a cousin who was born in what is now eastern Slovakia and who emigrated to the Netherlands in the 1930's.... and was deported. Anne Frank and her family are well-known immigrants to the NL from Germany but there may be many other not previously considered people from Central and Eastern Europe who emigrated West, also well before the Shoah...
 
- T
 

On 12/23/21 1:30 PM, Nolan Altman wrote:

JewishGen greatly appreciates that the Kamp Westerbork organization has permitted JewishGen to add more than 101,500 records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database.  The original source records came from the Oorlogsarchief Rode Kruis, NIOD, Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Drents Archief and Gemeente Midden-Drenthe, along with other local and regional archives.

 

JewishGen’s 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 adds approximately 101,500 records which brings the Holocaust Database holdings to more than 3.8 million records, with more than 380 component data sets. 

 

Since 2000, the Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre has been working on the ‘A Name and a Face’ database, containing the names of as many victims as possible. By entering and combining data from transport lists, death certificates and numerous other sources, it became possible to reduce the error margins substantially, to draw up family trees and to make reconstructions. Many archives in the Netherlands and abroad have been consulted to this end. Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and intensive collaboration with the Digital Jewish Monument, they have been able to add many victims to the list. They have also been able to remove many, as several sources from the first, chaotic post-War years tell us that some death certificates were falsely issued. 

 

The data set consists of 101,560 Westerbork victims deported from the Netherlands. Details include Surname, Given Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death, and Place of Death.  For a more complete description of the set, notes on the data fields, and credit given to those that created the collection, see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/Westerbork_Victims_from_the_Netherlands.html

 

Finally, if you are in a position to do so (and have not already), please consider making a financial contribution in support of our important work. A gift of any amount will make a real difference as we approach the end of 2021. (Gifts of $100 or more will qualify for premium Features). You can easily donate by clicking here.  Thank you in advance for your support, and wishing you much success as you search these new records.

 

Nolan Altman

NAltman@...

JewishGen Director of Data Acquisition and Coordinator of Holocaust Database

 

December, 2021

 


Re: I am looking for birth and marriage records from Frankfurt Germany 1903-1929 #germany

Andreas Schwab
 

Visit the website of the Institute of the History of Frankfurt:
https://www.stadtgeschichte-ffm.de/en
and in particular, the page on genealgy:
https://www.stadtgeschichte-ffm.de/en/the-archives/use-of-the-archives/genealogical-research
Scroll down to the section CIVIL STATUS DOCUMENTS.
The birth records for the 1903 and the marriages of 1929 are not online, so you have to ask for them. 
It would help if you know the exact date and also the particular registration office where the event was documented (there are several in Frankfurt). Email the Institute and see if they can help you: info.amt47@...

--
Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Searching for 1939 Lodz Marriage Record #poland #records #lodz

Steven (Zvi) Lewkowicz
 

I am looking for a marriage record for my father Eliasz (Elja) LEWKOWICZ and his first wife Ida PROCHOWNIK who married in Lodz in 1939.  None of the online databases I’ve checked (JRI-Poland and JewishGen) produce any record.  Furthermore, a researcher in Poland checked all the Lodz Kahal (Jewish Community) records for 1939 and could not find any record either.  Is there another source that people can think of to search?
--
Steven Lewkowicz
Cleveland, Ohio  USA
szlewkowicz@...


Looking for a name on a passenger list #poland #records

info@...
 

Do 19th century passenger lists exist for trading companies that took merchants to the Far East, Vietnam in particular? My 3rd.Great Granmdfather, Froim Blechszein, Blachstjan (died 1904) from Staszow Poland had a son with a Vietnamese woman while in Vietnam. The Dutch East India company was the first publicly traded company in the world and the majority of the shareholders in the mid 1800's were Jews. I am trying to establish how my ancestor got to Vietnam, where he lived and who were the other Jews in this small community? His name on a  passenger list (there and back) is my priority. It would be after the Vietnamese Cholera epidemic (late 1840's) and before the plague (1880's).
Any direction is better than no direction and I am at a wall.
Thanks
Eric Warren (Blackstone)
Info@... 

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