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KL Plaszow #holocaust

Terry Ashton
 

My late parents-in-law, Shimek and Karola Berger-Gorski (formerly of
Częstochowa) were in Plaszow for a period of time. Karola was a cook for a
while to Amon Goth and met Oskar Schindler on one of Oskar's visits. Sadly
their 5 year old daughter, Victoria, was taken in one of the round ups in
Plaszow and died there. Shimek and Karola survived Plaszow and Auschwitz and
came to Australia in 1948.

Ms Terry Ashton, Australia
PRASHKER-Kalisz; SZUMOWSKI-Lomza; WAJNGOT-Poland; WIERZBOWICZ-Poland;
GOLDMAN-Poland; SEGAL-SEGALOVITCH-Vilna; GOLTZ-Latvia


Re: Interpretation of Name in Old German Script #germany #names #records

Nicole Heymans
 

Please provide a more sizeable example of the handwriting. The whole page would be a good start.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels Belgium


Re: Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

Pieter Hoekstra
 

My suggestion is they incorporated the name of the city where they were living. Everyone knows Dusseldorf. Leeuwarden is a city and the capital of Friesland. The language largely spoken in the north of Netherlands is called West Frisian, and as Robert Weinberg points out is an Saxon language. If you can speak old English you can speak West Frisian. Yes, it is a language, not a dialect. All business conducted in the Friesian (Fryslan) parliament is done in Frisian.

BTW my name ending in 'stra is a Friesian name.

Just a bit of background.
--

Pieter Hoekstra 
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


Re: Help Please with Viewmate Translations# #translation #poland

Nicole Heymans
 

When posting a translation request please specify language.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium


A Unique Way to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day #holocaust

Nina Tobias
 

 

 

You can also choose a specific name to remember and match with on the Wall from our Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names, which contains over 4.8 million names of Holocaust victims.

--
Nina Tobias
Scottsdale, Arizona

Researching: HOROWITZ (Iasi, Romania; Odessa)
                      SWARTZ (Iasi, Romania; Philadelphia; Chicago)
                      TOBIAS (Rymanow, Galicia; Chicago)
,                     VOROBYEV, GOLDMAN, VERB (Russia; Chicago)


REMINDER: LitvakSIG BOF session January 30 for Vilnius District #announcements #lithuania

David Ellis
 

LitvakSIG is providing a series of online Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions for the various districts in Lithuania.  These informational sessions are open to the public.  Some District Research Groups will also be holding similar sessions at the annual IAJGS conference.

The BOF session for the Vilnius district will be held over Zoom on Sunday, January 30, at noon (Eastern time).

 

The Vilnius district includes the following towns: 

 

Vilnius City, Antakalnis, Bagaslaviskis, Bezdonys, Ciobiskis, Gelvonai, Giedraiciai, Inturke, Jasiunai, Joniskes, Laibiskis, Maisiagala, Mikhalishki, Moletai, Musninkai, Naujoji Vilna, Nemencine, Novygorod, Paberze, Rudamina, Salcininkai, Sesuoliai, Sirvintos, Snipiskes, Stundishki, Turgeliai, Yakubantse.

BOF sessions will be recorded and publicly available for a limited time.

 

After that, they will be available to qualified contributors to the District Research Groups, for which contributions are made through the page https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute.

To register for the Vilnius district BOF session, which is free to all, please click on the following link:

 

https://tinyurl.com/5brnu9ay.

------

 

David Ellis

 

Coordinator for LitvakSIG Vilnius District Research Group djemkitso@...


Re: NY State Death Indexes on microfiche #usa #records

Renee Steinig
 

Thanks Robert, but it's likely that MyHeritage's information comes from the same NY State database as Ancestry's, and that database includes only "residence code," not place of death. 

Morris's residence code was 7096 -- the state's code for Queens and for 100+ neighborhoods within Queens -- including Far Rockaway, where Morris actually lived. (See the NY State Gazetteer at
https://www.health.data.ny.gov/api/assets/991FD0D8-73AF-4573-96F1-437E33D24BCA -- page 138.) As one very knowledgeable colleague pointed out to me, Ancestry lists everyone with a 7096 residence code as a resident of Aqueduct -- perhaps the area near Aqueduct Racetrack, in southern Queens. This explains Sherri Bobish's find:

<<The All New York State, U.S., Death Index, 1957-1969 on Ancestry lists 14,444 persons with residence place as Aqueduct, Queens.>>

On the other hand, that index includes no listings for such heavily populated parts of Queens as Astoria, Elmhurst, Flushing, Forest Hills, Long Island City, etc.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 11:46 AM Robert Hanna <robert.hanna41@...> wrote:
According to MyHeritage, Morris died in Queens, NY.  1968 death records for Queens, NY would be held at the NYC Department of Health.
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Re: NY State Death Indexes on microfiche #usa #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sherri Bobish says the SSDI lists Far Rockaway as the last address.  If Morris was living with  or listed a relative who is responsible for him with Social Security, and their address was Far Rockaway that is what Social Security lists. I know from when I was listed as responsible for my late father- he was in a nursing home and did not live in the town as I did, but Social Security listed my town as last residence as his Social Security payments were made to out to me for his care and therefore in my residence.

However, the SSDI lists his last residence as Far Rockaway.
NAME:Morris Kamhi
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:113-03-0093
BIRTH DATE:15 Sep 1888
ISSUE YEAR:Before 1951
ISSUE STATE:New York
LAST RESIDENCE:11693, Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USA
DEATH DATE:Dec 1968

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA, USA

SEARCHING:

KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Lowicz, Sochaczew, Chorzele, Zakroczym, Poland

 FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland

SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland

 GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland  ELION, Suwalki Lithuania

 REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes, Slovakia 

 MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

 



Re: The little-known original article telling the Oskar Schindler story. #holocaust

Ruth
 

Years ago one of the members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto gave me a copy of Schindler's list -- not the book but an actual list of names. One condition was that I deposit in our library. I haven't done so yet. Perhaps it belongs in the Montreal Jewish library?
--
Ruth Chernia, Editor, Shem Tov
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ/BIRENCWEIG of London, England; Lodz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Raków, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICK[ER] of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


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

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Mary and list readers,

sorry, I entered the wrong link for the index of birth records in Breslau here is the correct one:
http://des.genealogy.net/breslau_geburt/search/index

Corinna (Woehrl, née Goslar)
Hoisdorf, Germany


Breslau/Wroclaw BMD - Re: Lecture "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives" now online #poland #education #announcements

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Mary and list-readers,
 
There are a few useful German sources for Breslau/Wroclaw, but you may need to use a browser with a translation function.
 
On the following website, the author has collected information on Breslau, including address or telephone directories, but also compiled which BMD records have "survived" and where they are accessible:
http://www.christoph-www.de/breslau%201.html#standes%C3%A4mter
 
The non-profit genealogical society Compgen has indexed quite a few birth records:
http://des.genealogy.net/breslau_geburt/search/index
 
If you know an address (using a directory) and need to know the "Standesamt" you can use this search aid
https://agoff.de/?p=99048
 
I hope this information may help. Good luck with your further research!
 
Corinna (Woehrl, née Goslar)
Hoisdorf, Germany


Grybów 1846 cadastral map now on Gesher Galicia's Map Room #galicia #poland

Jay Osborn
 

Just posted on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: a complete full-color 1846 cadastral map of the small Galician city of Grybów near Nowy Sącz:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/grybow-1846/

Assembled from six separate sheets, this map is small and the cadastral area is curiously-shaped but also rich with fine details worthy of study, and with many redline revisions pointing to future changes to buildings and land. The market square and surrounding residences are tightly arranged, perhaps because the city center is set in a very hilly landscape; Grybów is purported to have the steepest town square in central Europe. Following the land contours, transportation routes (roads, rivers, and the future railroad line) enter and depart the map at several places on the cadastral borders.

The map is online for free use by anyone to explore the past of this interesting Galician settlement and to compare it to the modern town. This stitched digital composite map was assembled and presented in interactive format by Gesher Galicia. The original paper map is preserved by the Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie. To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine


Re: Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Paul,

To add to what others have found for you, here is a transcript from Ancestry of his birth record.  Notice the slightly different transcription of his mom's maiden name from that on the FamilySearch birth transcription.
NAME: Hyman Lichtenstein
GENDER: Male
RACE: White
BIRTH DATE: 4 Mar 1896
BIRTH PLACE: Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, USA
RESIDENCE ADDRESS: Madison Street 345
CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 12694
FATHER: Harris Lichtenstein
MOTHER: Eva Lichtenstein
MOTHER MAIDEN NAME: Brotstoch
Good luck in your search,
 
Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Riga - Latvia Holocaust website #holocaust #latvia

LarryBassist@...
 

Siggers,
  Today a friend of mine sent me this web site:
http://www.rgm.lv/?lang=ru
   If you click on one of the squares, it opens to that person's story. If your browser lets you it will have an option to switch to English at that point.
Larry Bassist


Russian translation, please # russia #translation

Mary Manderfeld
 

I have searched for MANY years to find the records from MLAWA. I have finally found them and would like to have the information.
SADLY, I do not know Russian.
There are 5 births and 1 death
Does anyone have an answer as to get a marriage record or death record of people between the years of 1920 and the beginning of the Shoah? In the shtetl of MLAWA?
Image # 6 akt 79 only, birth
Image #3 akt 79 only, death
Image #2 akt 103 only, birth
Image #1 akt 101 and 102 births   Not sure what 101 might be but it appears Mendel Kon is mentioned. There were a couple of them in Mlawa.
Akt 102 and 103 may be twins 
If compensation or a contribution to Jewish Gen are necessary for translation.
Just let me know
Thank you
Mary Manderfeld


Free fillms in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day #announcements #holocaust

Teven Laxer
 

 

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, ChaiFlicks will be offering six award-winning films for FREE to all to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. ChaiFlicks is a streaming service which provides access to a highly acclaimed library of Jewish and Israeli movies, television series and documentaries from world-renowned Actors, Directors and Filmmakers.

The six movies that were chosen are intended to educate and inform about the atrocities our ancestors faced as well as to honor the brave souls that survived. The collection of films represents a cross-section of the history of World War II. Holocaust Remembrance Day is a reminder of the capacity of the human spirit and a teachable moment about bigotry and antisemitism. At least three of the six films are based on true stories.

The six films are available for FREE starting Wednesday, January 26 at 12:01AM EST through Friday, January 28th at 7:00PM EST.

https://www.chaiflicks.com/award-winning-films-for-holocaust-remembrance-day-free-on-chaiflicks

 

 

Watch FREE on ChaiFlicks!

Award-Winning Films for Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, ChaiFlicks will be offering six award-winning films for FREE to all to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

 

These six movies were chosen to educate and inform about the atrocities our ancestors faced as well as honor the brave souls that survived. The collection of films represents a cross-section of the history of World War II. This commemorative day is a reminder of the capacity of the human spirit and a teachable moment about bigotry and antisemitism.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Available for FREE starting Wednesday, January 26 at 12:01AM EST through Friday, January 28th at 7:00PM EST.

 

 

1945

 

One summer day in 1945, two Orthodox Jews return to a Hungarian village during a wedding, and are met with fear, suspicion, and a shred of remorse in this critically acclaimed film.

 

 

 

Fanny's Journey

 

Based on a true story of  Fanny, a Jewish girl in a French orphanage in 1943. When she and her friends are no longer safe from the Nazis, they try to flee to Switzerland. After their guide disappears, Fanny has to take the lead and help the other kids make it over the mountain.

 

 
 

 

La Rafle (The Roundup)

 

Starring Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh and Adèle Exarchopoulos! 

Based on true events, the film depicts the mass arrest of Jews by French police who were accomplices of Nazi Germans in Paris in 1942.

 

 

 

Nicky's Family

 

The true story of "Britain's Schindler" Sir Nicholas Winton's rescue of 667 Czech and Slovak Jewish children just before the outbreak of World War II.

 

 
 

 

The Rape of Europa

 

Narrated by Joan Allen, this documentary is the story of the theft, destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during WWII.

 

 

 

Run Boy Run

 

Based on the life of Yoram Fridman, who as an eight-year-old Jewish boy in 1942, escaped the Warsaw Ghetto and survived, largely on his own, for the next three years in rural Nazi German-occupied Poland.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

--
Teven Laxer
Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento
IAJGS - Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
teven.laxer@...
Director, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival
https://sacjewishfilmfest.org/
Cell (916) 806-8098


Re: Family from Czestochowa #poland

Erica Fox Zabusky
 

Hello Fran,
I'm not sure how to contact you without sending to the group, but I wanted to connect, as I had family in Czestochowa at that time. I am also interested in finding out where to look for birth, marriage and death records. You might also look into the "Czestochowa Jews" group on FB (https://www.facebook.com/groups/202630278953 - hope it's ok to mention that here), as people in that group may also be able to help.
--
Erica Fox Zabusky
ZABUSKI - Czestochowa, Sochaczew / BRAUN, PANKOWSKI - Czestochowa
FRYDMANN, RUBINSTEIN/RUBENSTEIN, COHEN - Sochaczew
FIKSEL & RUDMAN (both Odessa, Kharkov), POLISZUK, GOLDMAN, NISCHE - Izyaslav/Zaslav, Slavuta


Re: Zambrow Photo Studio #poland

Mike Marvins
 

Greetings

My Great Grandfather. Mejer (Meyer ) Gordon was a photographer in Zambrow from the late 1890's until he died in 1933. After that, his wife, Estera, took over the Studio till she was killed in the Holocaust c 1941. The pictures in the Zambrow Yizkor Book were made by him. Near the front of the Yizkor book there is a picture of Estera Gordon and her daughter in front of the Studio in the 1930's. That daughter, Nuta was the main Jewish school teacher in Zambrow. You can see her in the School Pictures. She and her husband, E. Wilamowski, survived as partisans and made it to Israel after the war. I am guessing she donated the pictures for the Yizkor Book as well as some of the families who left before the War. Nuta, before leaving Poland after the War, went back to Zambrow and sold the House and Studio to a Pole. I verified this in Warsaw. My wife and I have visited Zambrow and the house/studio twice. 
The back story is this. The Czar sent large military units into Poland to stop frequent insurrections. A huge unit was sent to Zambrow from the Minsk area and a base was built there. It is still there but, now nice apartments. The unit was M. Gordon's main customer so he went with them to Zambrow. He built his large home and Studio across the road from the base. The building is also still there. He brought my Grandfather with him as an assistance. My Granfather, Zalman Kaplan, later started his own Studio about 50 miles away in Szczuczyn. He was killed in the 1941 Pogrom there. See the Kaplan write up at szczuczyn.com. 
It is entirely possible that Hawin also was a photographer in Zambrow but I have never seen the name before. The Zambrow newspaper had a big article a\bout M. Gordon about 10 years ago but no other photographers were mentioned. Was the logo on the picture you have in Polish or Russian ?  Early photo mounts of M Gordon were in Russian. Email me the picture and logo and maybe I can help. 
Mike Marvins


Re: Tombstone (matzevah) inscription translation request #hungary #rabbinic #translation

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,

I admire your efforts to read the Hebrew.  Tombstones are particularly challenging, as they are written without vowels, phrases run over from one line to the next, there is no punctuation, and there are many abbreviations.

Here is a full transliteration:

Lezichron Nishmat

Avinu Hayakar

Mem-Hay-Vav (as Ms. Zlotnick explained, probably a 'typo', and should be Mem-Vav-Hay, an abbreviation that represents the words Moreinu HaRav)  Shmuel

Bar (an abbreviation for ben Reb) Gedalya haCohen

Nift[ar] chav-vav Tishri Taf-Resh-Pay-Vet

Taf-Nun-Tzadi-Bet-Hay [= Tehay Nishmato Tzrurah Bitzror Hachayim]

=========================================================
This translates to:

As a remembrance for the soul of

our dear father

our teacher, the rabbi, son of Reb Shmuel Gedalya the Cohen

He passed away 26 Tishri [5]682

May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

As Ms. Zlotnick pointed out, Hebrew letters have numerical value.  On this tombstone, this can be seen in the date, where chav-vav equal 26.  It can also be seen in the year, where taf=400, resh=200,fay=80,vet=2, for a total of 682 (the leading 5 is understood and does not appear).
The 26th of Tishri of the year 5682 began at sunset on October 27th, 1921, and ended at sunset on the 28th.

The abbreviation "our teacher, the rabbi" normally indicates that the person had rabbinical training (not necessarily that he was the rabbi of a congregation).  I have found that this abbreviation is often used in error, so I'd suggest taking this with a grain of salt, unless you have another source to confirm his rabbinical status.

The 'Reb' in front of his father's name is an honorific; it does not mean rabbi.

By the way, if you have other gravestones to interpret, I recommend posting them to the ViewMate feature of jewishgen, where images can be uploaded and there is a specific "translation-Tombstone" category (https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/).

--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: NY State Death Indexes on microfiche #usa #records

Sherri Bobish
 

Renee,

The All New York State, U.S., Death Index, 1957-1969 on Ancestry lists 14,444 persons with residence place as Aqueduct, Queens.

Could the area around the 
Aqueduct Racetrack have at one time been known as Aqueduct?
For example, the areas today called 
Ozone Park and South Ozone Park?

However, the SSDI lists his last residence as Far Rockaway.
NAME: Morris Kamhi
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: 113-03-0093
BIRTH DATE: 15 Sep 1888
ISSUE YEAR: Before 1951
ISSUE STATE: New York
LAST RESIDENCE: 11693, Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USA
DEATH DATE: Dec 1968
Good luck in your search,
 
Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)

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