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German research resources #germany

Nikki Bossert
 

Hello,

I have written to this group before for help, with success, and am hoping to find some additional resources. My search for my biological paternal grandfather (name unknown at the time - found through DNA testing and genealogy) began several years ago. Little by little I made progress, first by narrowing down the branches of a cousin's family tree, then finding a name through records at Arolsen Archives, and now, finally, I have determined a date of death and location of death. But there are many more questions I would like to answer. 

Abram Zilberminc was born in Poland in 1924 (in later years all records reflect 1928). He survived several years in Auschwitz and it appears he was the only member of his family to survive. He lived in a displaced persons camp for a few years and eventually immigrated to the US in late 1949 and made his way to Minnesota. There he fathered a daughter who would be put up for adoption. It is unknown if he knew of this daughter since his name was not on her birth certificate. At some point in the next ten years he moved to Los Angeles. There he fathered my father. My grandmother had been living there for a short time and not long after she became pregnant she married the man I had always believed to be my grandfather (he died in 1969 so I never actually met him) and she moved to Michigan where my father was born. It is unknown if Abram ever knew of the pregnancy. Through records recently obtained from Germany regarding restitution payments that Abram received, I finally discovered that he died in 1989 and in Germany. I am not sure when (or why) he moved to Germany but I believe it was around the late 1960s to early 1970s. His death record (attached) reveals he was not married at death and doesn't reflect any children living or dead (though I am not sure if German death records would note this information). He was living at the Saul Eisenberg retirement home when he died. 

Despite a lot of searching, I have never located any testimonies or stories that he left behind. What I know of him relies on documents I have obtained. But I still very much wish to know his story. Now that I know he lived his final years in Germany, I wonder if there may be more to uncover in German records. If anyone has advice on the best way to navigate those records or the best websites to use, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Kind regards,
Nikki Bossert
North Potomac, MD


Re: ViewMate gravestone help requested #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

I can read his name as follows:

Yakov Zev son of Benjamin Beinish

Hope this helps.
Diane Jacobs


On Jan 17, 2022, at 12:27 AM, Sam Eneman <sam.eneman@...> wrote:

Friends,

Please translate the Hebrew on my great grandfather's gravestone. It looks like a poem with the first letter of each line spelling his name in Hebrew at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96866

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC USA

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Berlin (Seedorf) instead of the city of Berlin in MyHeritage records #germany #records

Andreas Schwab
 

The MyHelritage records database has 2,414 records from Berlin, Seedorf, Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, among them 1768 for France, Naturalization. Berlin, Seedorf is a hamlet of 500 inhabitants, it is impossible that so many people from this place immigrated to France. This is evidently an error in the MyHeritage database, and the correct place name would be Berlin, Germany. Maybe somebody from MyHeritage could correct this.
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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada
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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: Webinar- Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online in the Polish State Archives #announcements #poland

Relly coleman
 

How do we  watch it? It is set to private and requires sign in.
relly coleman


Re: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family? #holocaust

N. ARONSON
 

If, like me, you live in an area where you can't watch cbs.news.com, you can see it on YouTube
https://youtu.be/1pO_nERBqKo


--
Nachum Aronson


Re: Spindler- Grondo #belarus #records #russia

Diane Jacobs
 

I think Alexander could be Sender.

Diane Jacobs


On Jan 15, 2022, at 2:52 AM, Arthur Pronin <aspronin@...> wrote:

Hey
My great grandfather was Simon or Sam Spindler. Born in Grodno Poland 1888. I know his father- per death cert-was Alexander. Sam's mother was Rachel. Alexander never made it to USA-my family has said he "died young." Alex's wife Rachel remarried a name Kopitinick. Sam came to USA through Galveston in 1912-and settled in Kansas City. 

Sam had brother Yankel, a sister Sarah , a sister Mashke. Sam was raised by his grandmother Elke. 

Sam was married in Grodno in 1912 before leaving for America. His wife- Sarah Dovidovich (maiden)-came to USA via canada in 1914. Sarah born 1892.

Ive dug around looking for Alexander's parents. I see many Spindler recs on jewishgen Im almost certain some of these are their's-but I dont know best translations of what Alexander would be or even if...its something else? I see some Dovidovich's  as well -Sarah's parents were Frieda and Meyer. Hoping for some help here on Alex's parents...and possible recs on Sarah's parents...because Im stumped! 

Art Pronin

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: ViewMate translation request-Russian #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

All this 5 documents is the same copy.
Michael Ryabinky, Boynton Beach, FL


Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family? #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

60 Minutes the CBS newsmagazine aired on January 16 in North America an investigative report on “Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family to the Nazis”. 

It can be seen at:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anne-frank-betrayal-investigation-60-minutes-2022-01-16/

 

It runs about 28 minutes.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


This Sunday, January 23, 1:00 PM, JGSNY Presentation #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Lynn Diamond
 

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting, via Zoom

Sunday, January 23 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

 

Letters to Jozef Tiso, President of the Slovak State 1939-1945

Speaker: Madeline Vadkerty

In connection with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27

Between 1939 and 1944, thousands of ordinary people wrote to then-President Jozef Tiso of the Slovak State about the so-called "Jewish question.” Some wanted mercy from anti-Jewish persecution, others coveted Jewish property. Why did these individuals write to Tiso? How did the President’s Office process the letters? What fates awaited the Jews who wrote to him? In her talk, Madeline Vadkerty will answer these questions and describe her research at the Slovak National Archive. She will also read some letters to Tiso and discuss their outcomes, as well as discuss the fates of the letter writers. She will describe what the contents of the letters reveal about the scope and nature of anti-Jewish persecution in the Slovak wartime state. 
 
Madeline Vadkerty is a Samuel P. Mandell Fellow in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she is pursuing her PhD. She is the author of the book Slovutný pán president: Listy Jozefovi Tisovi (Your Honor Mr. President: Letters to Jozef Tiso) published in March 2020. She is from the United States but is currently living in Bratislava to carry out her research. Her work has appeared in several Slovak and US journals and her book is currently in its second printing. 

 

followed at 2:30 by...


Czech Records in the JDC Archives Names Index

Speaker: Jeff Edelstein

Jeff Edelstein will give a presentation on Czech Records in the JDC Archives Names Index following Madeline Vadkerty’s featured talk. He will discuss records of Czech Jews recently added to the JDC Archives Names Index. These include an index of Emigration Service Case Files from JDC’s Prague Office, 1945-1950; a set of index cards from JDC’s Vienna Office of Jews who fled Czechoslovakia during the period of the Prague Spring, 1967-1968; and an index of transmigrants from across Eastern Europe who received assistance from JDC in Vienna and Rome during the Cold War era, 1946-1988.

Jeff Edelstein is Digital Initiatives Manager at the JDC Archives. His responsibilities include management of the collections database and website, the digitization of text collections, and the JDC Archives Names Indexing Project. Prior to his arrival at JDC in 2013, he had a long career in academic reference publishing, culminating as project director of The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. He holds a BA from Amherst College, an MA from Columbia University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.


All are welcome; attendance is free, but registration is required: 
Click here to register at our website


Submitted by:
Lynn Diamond

JGSNY VP Communications
jgsny.org

New York, NY

 
 


View Mate Translation Request - Cyrillic #poland #translation

Tammy
 

I've posted a vital record in Cyrillic for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
TammyWeingarten


ViewMate gravestone help requested #translation

Sam Eneman
 

Friends,

Please translate the Hebrew on my great grandfather's gravestone. It looks like a poem with the first letter of each line spelling his name in Hebrew at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96866

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC USA


View Mate Translation Request - Russian #russia #translation

Tammy
 

I've posted a portion of a Yad Vashem Page of Testimony in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Tammy Weingarten


Identifying town name from WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards. Maybe in Bessarabia? #bessarabia #russia

lianne@...
 

I have the WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards for the same person - it's the only piece of data I have that lists his birthplace.  

The WW1 Draft card line 5 has 3 words, I can't really decipher the middle word (but maybe it's shorthand for Bessarabia?), and the first word is very elusive.  Each guess I make has zero results in google.  

The WW2 Draft card is much more legible, but still are those Us or Js or Vs?  Still no result in Google, so I am asking for help from more experienced eyes and knowledge of places in Russia and/or Bessarabia.    

Is this town name familiar to anyone? 


--Lianne Yarvis
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


MNJGS Jan 23 Virtual Meeting 1PM Central: Discussion of film "Mamaliga Blues" with producer/writer/director Cassio Tolpolar #bessarabia #announcements #education #events

casson123@...
 

Exploring Ancestral Towns: A Discussion of the film Mamaliga Blues

 

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Central Time, the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) will host producer/writer/director Cassio Tolpolar for a discussion of his film Mamaliga Blues.

 

The film is approximately one hour and you can view it prior to the discussion on Vimeo at  https://vimeo.com/76558085

 

In 1931, Abram Tolpolar and his wife Rachel emigrated from Moldova to southern Brazil. Seventy-seven years later, their only child, Mauro Tolpolar, makes the trip back. Accompanied by his two kids, who never knew their grandparents, Mauro visits his parents' birthplace and also finds clues to an unrevealed past. Having as a starting point only one remaining photograph of a lost grave, the Tolpolars drive through ancient villages, walk in the bushes of abandoned cemeteries, and meet locals, looking for what happened to their relatives who disappeared during the Holocaust. The search reveals the fragility of Moldova's memory, and how its Jewish past is vanishing.

 

The program will take place on-line via Zoom. For more information and to register go to

 

https://www.mnjgs.org/event

 

Questions can be emailed to MNJGS at

 

https://www.mnjgs.org/contact

 

Members are free, recommended donation of $5 from non-members

 

https://www.mnjgs.org/support-us

Make sure to watch the film in advance!!!

--
Liba Casson-Nudell
Minneapolis, MN
Researching: NOTKIN from Minsk, Hlusk, Gomel, Zlynka and CASSON/CHAZANSKI from Nemencine, Vilnius


Re: New Database: Altona (Hamburg), Germany Vital Records #JewishGenUpdates #germany #announcements #records

Jeff Marx
 

Kudos to Michael Moritz for his labor of love in translating and indexing the Altona records. I remember looking them up years ago and they were, in many places, almost impossible for me to decipher. He has done a phenomenal job and deserves all of our thanks.
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Jeff Marx
Researching ANSPACHER, AUGAPHEL, AUGENBLICK, BREAKSTONE, BREGSTEIN, CARLEBACH, HIEGENLICH, KUBELSKY, MARX


Re: Town in Russia - Markus Family #translation

Gavin Simms
 

Lena and Hannah Rachel father was called Harris. I have seen the Boston Harris Marcus and couldn't determine if they are the same family.

When Hannah married in 1896 she listed Harris as a builder on her marriage certificate. Lena listed him as a joiner in 1890 on her marriage certificate.

Gavin Simms


Translation Russian to English please Student Record #translation

Christopher Kan
 


Hello and thank you in advance

Requesting any help in translating relevant information for exploring family history from the below two images.  A full translation is nice, but would be happy with any key points in the text.



Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Many thanks

Chris Kan

#translation  



Re: Now online: Center for Jewish History's genealogy webinar on New York City historical photos #usa

pweinthal
 

For those of us will not use Facebook due to its notoriously aggressive tracking spyware, there is another way to access these videos. I received a private reply with this helpful link to the CJH YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/CenterforJewishHistoryNYC/featured

Pat Weinthal,
USA


Re: Help needed finding maiden name. Married name SALIMAN #names #russia #usa

pweinthal
 

Is there some reason you haven't contacted the person who posted this name and supposed family information on Ancestry.com? Ask what evidence (sources) they have for this association. Are they related?

Currently, I am helping a cousin try to remove a non-existant brother from a pedigree on FamilySearch created by a 'helpful' volunteer. The volunteer, who has no relationship to the family, based this addition from faulty information in an extracted record online. It probably will be impossible to correct the online record. This phantom sibling will likely crop up again in other poorly researched online pedigrees. We don't yet know where along the line this incorrect information was introduced. Errors can be introduced any time a record is created, transcribed, extracted, copied, or indexed. An example of why it is vital for genealogist detectives to study how to source and evaluate evidence.

Pat Weinthal
USA


ViewMate translation request-Russian #translation

Susan Weinberg
 

I would greatly appreciate any translation assistance that anyone can offer for some vital records in Russian.  They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
 
 
I believe that several are interrelated, siblings in the case of 96843 and 96844
And I believe grandfather-father-son in 96845 and 96847.
 
Please respond via the form on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much!
 
Susan Weinberg
sgweinberg@...

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Susan Weinberg
Edina, Minnesota
sgweinberg@...

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