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Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

Renee Steinig
 

Hi Barbara,

As the speaker, I fully agree. In my talk, I refer to mental illness as a "skeleton in the closet" not because it should have been, but because, sadly, it was. The two cases I discuss are heartbreaking and no doubt treatment would be far different today.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM <jbonline1111@...> wrote:
I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness.  For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness.  We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC
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Re: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family? #holocaust

Jx. Gx.
 

The 60 Minute broadcast was made in typical journalistic fashion to give the impression that a thorough investigation was conducted to discover who betrayed the Franks, but in the end admitted their “evidence” was circumstantial and inconclusive. In other words, it was no closer to the truth than previous investigations and may have muddled the mystery even more.  It was shocking to hear the former FBI agent say that suspect X was eliminated because he was not an anti-Semite – as if that's the only reason for betraying the Franks. The team zeroed in on one member of the Jewish Committee (suspect Y) because he had a list of where Jews were hiding. Pursuing that questionable avenue of investigation, wouldn’t it also be possible that other members of the Committee might have access to that same list, making them suspects, too? This question was not addressed. Also not addressed is the fate of the Committee members, excluding suspect Y.  Typically, the Nazis murdered those who cooperated with them once their usefulness had passed. This did not happen to suspect Y.  Here again, no explanation was given. The 60 Minute broadcast reminds me of the 1986 television special “The Mystery of the Al Capone Vaults,” in which tabloid journalist Geraldo Rivera intimated that when the vaults were opened they would reveal a cache of loot and more. That turned out to be a bust.


Jeffrey Gee

Arizona


Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

jbonline1111@...
 

I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness.  For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness.  We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


TAJTELBAUM/TEITELBAUM (a/k/a Tomer), Będzin, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

The January 19, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried two legal notices from the Regional Court of Będzin in regard to real property in Będzin belonging to now-deceased Polish Jews.   The individuals in question are:

 

Abraham TAJTELBAUM (later TOMER), a physician, born April 20, 1932, died April 11, 2009 in Tel Aviv, son of Itzhak & Rivka, and

 

Carmela TAJTELBAUM (later TOMER), a  nurse, born May 16, 1934, died December 20, 2019 in Tel Aviv, daughter of Josef & Jafa (Yaffa).

 

In this case, there appears to be a living heir who has applied to the court for recognition as the legal successor to the above.  His name is Eran TOMER.

 

Any others who might be heirs to these people have three months from the date of the notices’ publication to contact the court directly.  In any contacts with the court, correspondents should cite Docket No. I Ns 793/21.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


Luba MATRASZEK, Lublin, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

With regret, I wish to inform the JewishGen community of the passing of Dr. Luba MATRASZEK of Lublin.

 

Dr. Matraszek was the leader of the Lublin Chapter of the Jewish Social-Cultural Association of the Jews in Poland, an attorney and lecturer.  She was one of those who revived Jewish life in Lublin after the fall of Communism.  She was active both in the Jewish Social-Cultural Association and in the Jewish Religious Community of Lublin.  For many years, she looked after the Memorial Chamber of Lublin Jewry in the Chewra Nosim Synagogue and, in that role, met with many visitors from Poland and abroad.

 

Her funeral took place at the Walecznych Street Jewish Cemetery in Lublin on January 20, 2022.  She is survived by a son, Paweł.

 

May her memory be blessed.

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 


Re: Which burial ground is likely for a death registered in Battersea, London? #unitedkingdom

David Harrison <djh_119@...>
 

You were very lucky.  The liberal, Reform and Sephardi have their own burial grounds or specific sections of others, including areas within the cemeteries owned by local authorities.  Also many who are not orthodox use cremation which may be anywhere or use the same rose bush or whatever place may be deemed to be most suitable for the remaining (living) mourners.
David Harrison, Birmingham UK
VAN RYN, Netherlands
HERSZKOWICZ, Poland


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Alan Cohen <aandbcohen@...>
Sent: 22 January 2022 09:54
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Which burial ground is likely for a death registered in Battersea, London? #unitedkingdom
 
British death certificates do not state where burial took place so the certificate from GRO wouldn't help. I looked on the United Synagogue Find a Grave site. Lewis Bowman was buried in East Ham cemetery
 
Alan Cohen
 
East Ham LEWIS BOWMAN 25/06/1958 F 23 1527



How to get documents from Bucharest Archives for years 1930 - 1940 #romania

Pavel Ravitsky
 

How to get documents from Bucharest Archives for years 1930 - 1940

Pavel Ravitsky 


Re: ViewMate translation needed - Yiddish - family GOLD #poland #yiddish #translation

Jack Berger
 

Linda, 

I can’t read the penmanship with confidence.

it seem that one of the themes imbedded is that the writer is anxious about not receiving more frequent correspondence from the recipient of this card. There is some evidence that the writer alludes to all things being normal.

You need help from someone who can read this penmanship better than me. I suggest that this might be an octogenarian who spoke and wrote Yiddish in younger times.

I regret not being able to offer you more.

Jack Berger
Mahwah, NJ


Re: Lecture "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives" now online #poland #education #announcements

Robert Hanna
 

Thank you so much for posting it and for the LAPL giving permission.  For those who have not seen it (and have family history in Poland), it is well worth watching.  I will be watching it over and over until I absorb every there is to learn.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:  CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus).


Searching for family in Rishon LeZion #israel

Scott Johnson
 

I am looking for information on a cousin who lived in Rishon LeZion, Israel, and her family.

Polina GUREVICH (גורביץ פולינא), maiden name KLOTZ, was born in Telz, Lithuania, in 1925 and died in 2009. Her headstone is listed at BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/grave/%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%94-%D7%A4%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%A7%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%A5-%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%99%D7%A5/14342556.

In 1999, Polina submitted testimonies at Yad Vashem for five of her aunts and uncles. The address she provided on the form was Tsadi Gimel Banot 5/1, Rishon LeZion (רח' צ'ג בנות 5/1 , ראושון לציון).

For someone in the U.S. I would search the usual sources for an obituary, but don’t know if that is possible for someone who died in Israel. At this point I've exhausted my leads as far as the internet is concerned and am looking for next steps.

I would like to make contact with any surviving family members of Polina. Thanks for any advice you can give me.

--
Scott Johnson


Prezlau=Przeclaw? #hungary

Alan Reische
 

The one pre-emigration factoid I've been able to pin down with reasonable certainty is that my paternal ggm came from Przeclaw (Yiddish=Pshetzlov) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Presumably my paternal ggf - a tailor -  came from the same locale.

In searching the Hamburg departure records, I've come across a family with the surname 'Lische' that has demographics down to the father's occupation quite similar to my family. (This surname occasionally appears in my post-emigration records as well.) The Hamburg records list the family place of residence as 'Prezlau, Osterreich'.

At first, I wondered if there had been confusion with Breslau, but in 1879-1880 Breslau was clearly part of the Prussian-German Empire, and it is unlikely that a Hamburg ticket agent would have confused the two. I don't find anything to indicate that Prezlau was the Germanicized version of Przeclaw but the phonetic similarity and the family demographics seem to match up.

Does 'Prezlau' strike members as a likely match for Przeclaw or am I heading down a rabbit hole?

Thanks, Alan Reische

Manchester NH

a.reische@...

Researching Reische, Lische, Przeclaw, Pshetzlov

 


Re: Private investigator in Israel #israel

Arlene Beare
 

 I strongly recommend Paul Cheifitz  paulcheifitz@...

Arlene Beare UK
Dorfman (born Birzai Lithuania then Riga)  Scher/Blum(born Pandelys Lithuania then Riga)
Berman (born Lygumai Lithuania then Jekabpils Latvia
Samuels - UK  Trzmil,Ring and  Dembinski  Zychlin Poland
 
 


Re: Lecture "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives" now online #poland #education #announcements

mbenedict51@...
 

That's truly generous, Ted, and very welcome.

It was definitely worth making the time to watch and listen; and I may need to watch it again – there was so much useful information to be absorbed.  I have managed to make use of it, with the handout, already.  Although I haven't managed to prise out the info I was after... yet... I have the tools to make it happen once the right years of scans come online.

Mary Benedict
SW Herts, England
marybenedict51@...


Re: Which burial ground is likely for a death registered in Battersea, London? #unitedkingdom

Alan Cohen
 

British death certificates do not state where burial took place so the certificate from GRO wouldn't help. I looked on the United Synagogue Find a Grave site. Lewis Bowman was buried in East Ham cemetery
 
Alan Cohen
 
East Ham LEWIS BOWMAN 25/06/1958 F 23 1527



Re: Which burial ground is likely for a death registered in Battersea, London? #unitedkingdom

Barrie Callender
 

Hi Lesley,

My first port of call would be the United Synagogues Find a grave page: https://www.theus.org.uk/category/find-grave
Just type in first name, surname and year. If you do this then it returns the following information.

Cemetery Full Name Last Name Date of Burial Section Row Plot #
East Ham LEWIS BOWMAN 25/06/1958 F 23 1527

They have the opening times for all their cemeteries and maps.  Google Maps have a "Street View" around a part of the cemetery, including section F.

--
Barrie Callender
Wokingham, Berkshire, England
barrie@...


ViewMate translation needed - Yiddish - family GOLD #poland #yiddish #translation

David Buford
 

Please I have a postcard from my grandfather to my father and would like it translated.

 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=96967

Thanks

--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER


Re: Spindler- Grondo #belarus #records #russia

Arthur Pronin
 

Thank you Richard. I have 3 names for Sam's siblings- Yankel, Mashke, Sarah. He had one brother and 2 sisters but maybe your Mordukh is related. What is Mordukh in english? 

Art Pronin


Lecture "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives" now online #poland #education #announcements

Ted Gostin
 

I wanted to let all who asked that my lecture given last Saturday, January 15, "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives," is now online and available for viewing.  Since the Los Angeles Public Library's closed-captioning policies made it impossible to keep the video on the LAPL's Facebook or YouTube pages, I have posted a recording to my own web space with the library's permission.  The following link provides a page where the lecture can be viewed and the handout downloaded.

http://www.generationspress.com/Finding%20Your%20Polish%20Roots%20Online.html

I haven't decided whether it will remain online permanently, but it will be up long enough for anyone who missed the lecture last week to view it and/or download the handout.

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, California
tedgostin@...


Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

Marguerite Kealey
 

Sunday February 13, 2022

1-3 pm PT

Zoom Meeting

Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies

by

Renee Steinig

In the course of decades of genealogical research Renee Steinig has uncovered many a "skeleton in the closet" — cases of mental illness, illegitimate birth, infidelity, abandonment, and even murder, all hushed up for decades. She will share with us these family secrets, the research tools that uncovered them and the reunions and reconciliations that followed many of her discoveries.        

Renee Steinig began to do genealogical research in the 1970s  Many family trees and some 18 years later, she began to accept client work.  Her specialties include New York research, locating lost family, and due diligence for probate cases.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has testified as an expert witness in several New York Surrogate’s Courts.  A past president and longtime trustee of the JGS of Long Island, Renee is also a director of Gesher Galicia and serves as its discussion group moderator and Family Finder editor. 

In order to register for the presentations, go to our website Welcome to the San Diego Jewish Genealogy Website (sdjgs.org) and follow the registration directions.                 
 
This is a free event for members         Non-members: We ask for a small donation ($5

Marguerite Kealey
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society--Publicity Chair 
San Diego County, CA

 


"History and Geography of Eastern European research records". A virtual presentation by Amy Wachs sponsored by the Jewish nGenealogical Society of Palm Beach County on February 9, 2022 at 1PM ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Walter Rosenthal
 

 
"History and Geography of Eastern European research records". A virtual presentation by Amy Wachs  sponsored by the Jewish nGenealogical Society of Palm Beach County on February 9, 2022  at 1PM ET.
 
Researching our Eastern European ancestry remains challenging in many countries, where missing records may lead to frustrating “brick walls”.  This presentation offers guidance in using the region’s historical events and geography to help fill in gaps and move past brick walls. This presentation shows the ways to identify one's ancestors, find the places where they lived, and trace their migrations.
 
Amy Wachs, past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, has been involved in Jewish genealogy for over 30 years, including currently serving on the Board of LitvakSIG, Inc. A retired attorney, she taught law in Latvia as a Fulbright Scholar and in Moldova as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Amy is a frequent presenter of talks on Jewish and Eastern European genealogy.
 
To register, please go to jgspbc.org and click on Register for February.  You will receive an immediate acknowledgement and a link prior to the presentation on February 9. The meeting is free to JGSPBC members; guests are required to pay a $5 fee, applicable toward the $30.00 annual membership.
 
Walter Rosenthal
or call 561-450-9577
 
 



 
 
 
 

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