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ViewMate translation request - Russian or Ukrainian #translation

cesar465y@...
 

Hi,
I've posted an envelope in Russian or Ukrainian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM97075
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Cesar Yeudkin
Israel

Researching:
YEUDKIN/YUDKIN & SHEIMAN (Gomel, Belarus)
OSCHEVEROV/OSHEVER (Klintsy area in Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
SILBERT (Lithuania/Poland border and also Klintsy area in Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
KOHON, BERKUN, DUGATKIN & SHMUKLER (Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine)


Re: Max Bruch. Who wrote the music for Kol Nidre was NOT Jewish #general

Seth Jacobson
 

Hi Larry,

The following link should shed some light on your issue:
http://www.chazzanut.com/bruch.html

Seth Jacobson
Jerusalem


Polish Jewish survivers reunited after DNA test #dna

George
 

This is a very moving story.  

Polish Jewish sisters orphaned and separated 80 years ago are reunited 
by DNA test

EXCLUSIVE: A video captured by the family shows their emotional reunion earlier this month


 https://www.thejc.com/news/news/polish-jewish-sisters-orphaned-and-separated-80-years-ago-are-reunited-by-dna-test-3fbcia0jpj3mwUnaiwfBCK?fbclid=IwAR22QSxvez1O2nQUS5HsCRWwc_OdqOiqVqIVJ_jfu9hhv1BjmUuLIQGYakI

George Frankel



Identity theft discovery in German Displacement Camp #general

Rose
 

Dear Group

While writing my family history recently, I discovered that my paternal aunt and uncle (and their son) had their identity stolen while at the Wetzlar/Butzbach DP camp in Germany.

At this stage, it appears that their identity was stolen by a couple who used it to travel to the States and become American citizens.

I'm now in the process of gathering as much evidence as possible from all parts of the world.

My question is which organization do I submit the information to once I've completed my investigation?

Best wishes,

Rose Raymen

Perth, Western Australia

 

 

 

 


Files from the Lithuanian Archives #lithuania #general

Harlan Levinson
 

From the Lithuanian Archives... Have any of these been digitized. It next to impossible to read them. Thank you.
Harlan Levinson

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/958868?availability=Family%20History%20Library


Re: Was my father a Ritchie Boy? #general

rickglaser@...
 

It is my understanding that the Ritchie Boys were assigned in small groups - up to about 6 individuals - to various army units, so that as each unit came into contaqct with German POW's they would have interrogators or translators immediately on hand.
 
RICK GLASER
Maryland


birth record from Prague #records #austria-czech

Albert Braunstein
 

Paul RONA was born 13th June 1911 in Prague which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The family name was Goldberg or Goldberger and a new law came into effect in Hungary that everyone had to have Hungarian names. Thus the family name was changed to RONA. Paul's Hebrew name was Pinchas. Are Jewish birth records for Prague available for 1911?
 
Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia
 
Searching: Braunstein, Erdstein, Goldfarb, Arzt, Rona


Trying to contact Jack BRAUNSTEIN #usa #general

Albert Braunstein
 

I am trying to contact my cousin Jack BRAUNSTEIN, a retired architect, and the author of a memoir called Jumping Fences, Love and Hazelnut Cake
 
Jack used to live in Melbourne, but he is now living in USA.
Jack is the son of Joseph & Rachel BRAUNSTEIN, who were both born in Egypt but are now both deceased.
 
Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia


Reminder: Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting Sunday, February 6th #announcements #austria-czech #galicia #education #poland

Steven Turner
 

Dear Friends:

We hope that you saved the date for our second Zoom membership meeting.


It will be Sunday, February 6th at 12-1 p.m. EST US/Canada (9-10 a.m.
PST US/Canada; 5-6 p.m. GMT, UK; 6-7 p.m. CET; 7-8 p.m. Israel;
4-5 
a.m. next day NSW/Victoria, Australia). This seems to be the most
convenient time for our membership across the world.

The meeting is for members only. All members will receive an email on
Sunday, January 30th with the link to register for the presentation.
Please don't forget to register and save your spot. If your membership
has expired please renew and if you have never been a member you can join
here:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/m21-new-member-registration/

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
    .Greetings from the President
    .Short presentations and introductions the members of our board
    .A moderated question and answer session

The bios of the officers and board members can be found here:
https://geshergalicia.org/about-galicia/board-of-directors/

Our intent is to have an interactive meeting. Thus, in the moderated
question and answer session members will be able to pose their
questions to the Board. Please bring your questions of general
interest to the membership and not in regards to your own family
history research. You will be able to type in your questions in the
chat room during the meeting. Personal interest questions can always
be emailed to info@....

We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday.

Sincerely,
Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia
 
 


Reminder: Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting Sunday, February 6th #austria-czech #galicia #poland #ukraine #education

Steven Turner
 

Dear Friends,
We hope that you saved the date for our second Zoom membership meeting.
It will be Sunday, February 6th at 12-1 p.m. EST US/Canada (9-10 a.m. PST US/Canada; 5-6 p.m. GMT, UK; 6-7 p.m. CET; 7-8 p.m. Israel; 4-5a.m. next day NSW/Victoria, Australia). This seems to be the most convenient time for our membership across the world.
The meeting is for members only. All members will receive an email on Sunday, July 30th with the link to register for the presentation.
Please don't forget to register and save your spot. If your membership has expired please renew and you have never been a member you can join here:
The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
.Greetings from the President
.Short presentations and introductions the members of our board
.A moderated question and answer session
The bios of the officers and board members can be found here:
Our intent is to have an interactive meeting. Thus, in the moderated
question and answer session members will be able to pose their
questions to the Board. Please bring your questions of general
interest to the membership and not in regards to your own family
history research. You will be able to type in your questions in the
chat room during the meeting. Personal interest questions can always
be emailed to info@....
We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday.
Sincerely,
Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


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

nick@...
 

The Dutch newspaper NRC of 28 January, see

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2022/01/28/verraad-anne-frank-schuldpercentage-is-geen-hard-be wijs-zegt-de-man-die-het-berekende-a4083611

It states that the author of the "85% certainty" Frank Alkemade [a physicist] refutes that he gave the authors of the Cold Case Team [CCT] article that certainty, and talks of 50-95% certainty, based on his analysis of the data via a Bayesian modelling program, which he frequently uses in court cases. He assumed that the data provided by CCT were correct. But his Bayesian modelling program has been criticised by Ronald Meester, professor of probability studies at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is backed up by Marjan Sjerps, a statistician at the Nederlands Forensisch Instituut. There has also been criticism from Holocaust experts such as Bart van der Boom.
The CCT will provide a response to this criticism next week...!

Nick Lambrechtsen, Wellington, NZ


Re: ZYNGIER/SINGER, Oświęcim, Poland #poland

Max Heffler
 

Yad Vashem database has 54 Singers at Auschwitz:

https://yvng.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en&s_id=&s_lastName=Singer&s_firstName=&s_place=oswiecim&s_dateOfBirth=&cluster=true

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology database has 21 from the Krakow Yizkor book:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

The Oshpitzin Yizkor Database has 21:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/poland/oshpitsin.htm

Max Heffler
Houston, TX

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From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of Yale Reisner via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2022 2:28 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] ZYNGIER/SINGER, Oświęcim, Poland #poland

Is anyone familiar with the SINGER or ZYNGIER family that lived in the town of Oświęcim (a/k/a Auschwitz or Oszpicin), Poland prior to World War II? They may have been connected to the Radomsker community in the town. If they are known to you, please contact me at the e-mail address below.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Warsaw, Poland
<mailto:yalereisner@...>
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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: List of butcher shops below the Brooklyn Bridge c. 1915. #usa

Linda Higgins
 

Try e-mailing the NY Public Library. Click on  "Ask A Librarian".  The information you need may be in their City Directories.

:Linda Gordon Higgins
Spring, TX.


JGS Cleveland -- "The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing" with Libby Copeland -- Wed, Feb 9, 7-8:30 pm ET #jgs-iajgs #education #dna

deborahakatz@...
 

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, February 9, 7-8:30 pm ET - The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing with Libby Copeland.

 

Program: Come explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history, with Libby Copeland. She will draw on years of research for her book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020.  With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families.  The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

 

Speaker: Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist and author who writes from New York about culture and science. As a freelance journalist, she writes for such media outlets as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic and Smithsonian Magazine. Her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, published by Abrams in 2020, explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly.

 

The Wall Street Journal says it’s “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” The New York Times writes, “Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.The Washington Post says The Lost Family reads like an Agatha Christie mystery” and “wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?” It was recently named to The Guardian’s list of The Best Books of 2020.

 

Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EDT on February 9th to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.

 

 

Go to jgscleveland.org for more program, speaker, and membership information.

 

 

 

Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland
programming@...


Re: Was my father a Ritchie Boy? #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

The list provided by Josh Freeling is the most extensive list I’ve ever seen. First one to recognize the father of my cousin, Seymour Steinberg as a participant. I believe he was an instructor. Thanks Josh. 

Shelley Mitchell, NYC


Seeking Hungarian immigrant relatives in Venezuela #latinamerica

Erika Gottfried
 

I’m looking for relatives who immigrated to Venezuela soon after the 1956 Hungarian revolution--possibly one of my great-uncles, Sandor Braun, (b. ca. 1899) and his wife, Rezsko  (b. ca. 1893) or Dezső Braun and his wife, Iren.  Or possibly younger Braun relatives (I have a snapshot showing an unidentified relative --a young man, with a baby in a stroller, in Venezuela, looks like ca. 1950s/early 60s--that suggests the latter)

 Can anyone suggest resources to look for them, and their offspring—possibly Venezuelan sources?  I’m wondering also if there existed an organization(s) in Venezuela set up specifically to assist ‘56er refugees?  There were such in the U.S. and other countries.


Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

Gottfried, Rosinger, Reinitz, Wasserman, Braun, Klein (Hungary)

Davidson (Tevelson), Grosberg (Grosbard) (Lithuania)
Maranofsky, Kirsch, Schwab (Courland, Latvia)


Blog Post re: Austrian Military/Hospital Records from WW1 #announcements #austria-czech #galicia

Michael Moritz
 

I have added a new post to my blog, entitled: 

From Casualty Lists to Hospital Records: How My "Polish" Ancestor Ended up in Records of the Austrian Military Archives

This post describes a unique World War I experience and the role of available Austrian Empire casualty lists to find relevant information. You can view the post here. Enjoy!
--

Michael Moritz

Director, Romania Research Division

JewishGen.org

 

Visit our new site at JewishGen.org/Romania

Join us on Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/JewishGenRomania


Cousins or siblings from names of fathers? #lithuania #southafrica #names

dmjaffey@...
 

I’m trying to sort out the connections between my gg grandfather and several people who were either siblings or cousins (I know they must have been at least cousins because the next generation were known to be cousins) and I’m looking for advice from people who know more about Jewish naming than I do.  There are four individuals in question who came from Lithuania and moved to South Africa.

My gg grandfather Jacob Joffe died in 1919 and according to his gravestone inscription his father’s name was Israel Yechiel, and according to his marriage record at Jewish Gen he was from Akmene with his father’s name given as Sroel; death records for two of his children give a place of birth of Krup which I take to be Kruopiai which lies between Akmene and Zagare.  Bar Moses Joffe died in 1920 and according to his gravestone inscription his father’s name was also Israel Yechiel, and he was also from Akmene. Yetta Freyde Judes died in 1927 and her father’s name was Michael (from gravestone) Joffe (from death record). Abraham Joffe died in 1921. According to his South African Death Notice, Abraham was born in Krup (Kruopiai), Lithuania and the names of his parents were Michael and Hoda, but according to his gravestone inscription his father’s name was Israel Yechiel.  I also found various records at Jewish Gen for a Michael and Hoda Iofe living in Akmene, with a daughter Friede and later with sons reportedly in South Africa. 

My question is: is it a reasonable explanation that all four (Jacob, Bar Moses, Yetta Freyde and Abraham) were siblings and that their father’s name was Israel Yechiel Michael, Israel Yechiel being his Hebrew name and Michael being the kinnui for Yechiel, even though I’ve never found a record with all three names (Israel Yechiel Michael) together?  

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Deborah Jaffey, La Mesa, CA


Searching records from the twon Tulghes in Romania #records #romania

Shimy Karni
 

Hello,
I have relatives from the town Tulges, which is Romania near the border of Hungary.
Part of them where murdered in Awshwits.
I did not find the town in the jewishGen "Town Finder".
Do you know if Tulghes has another name?
Are there vital records for this town?
 
Best Regards,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Seeking descendants of Dobka Tevelson Schopf in Argentina #latinamerica

Erika Gottfried
 

I am looking for living descendants of my great-grand (or great-great grand) aunt, Dobka Tevelson, in Buenos Aires.
Dobka was born ca. 1853 and came from Dieveniskes, Lithuania (aka Divenishok, Jevenishok [Yiddish], Devenishki [Russian]Dziewieniszki [Polish], Dzievianiski [Belarusian]). 
Family stories say that:
1) Dobka migrated to Argentina ca. 1888 with her husband, a Mr. Schopf (Schopp?).  
2) The Schopfs came to Argentina intending to join Baron Hirsch’s agricultural colony there, but instead settled in Buenos Aires.  
3) There Mr. Schopf opened a religious supply shop (he likely had other businesses as well) and 
4) became a prominent citizen, known for charitable enterprises, including founding (and possibly funding) an orphans home ca. the 1930s
5) Dobka Schopf became the matriarch of the family; her grown sons were said to come to her discuss matters of importance until the day she died, and 
6) She lived to be 103 ! 
7) a) Her oldest son, Bernard Schopf, became a prominent psychiatrist who established an institute in Rosario, Argentina.
b) As a university student he led the student body in defying Peron, but had so much influence that he wasn’t punished.
c) Bernard’s daughter was also a psychiatrist.
d) Bernard’s second wife was a singer of international renown.
I would love to get in touch with cousins from that branch of my family.  I’d appreciate any suggestions on how to go about this, particularly from Genners from Argentina.  Or perhaps one of them may even be acquainted with someone from the Schopf/Schopp family?

Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

Gottfried, Rosinger, Reinitz, Wasserman, Braun, Klein (Hungary)
Davidson (Tevelson), Grosberg (Grosbard) (Lithuania)
Maranofsky, Kirsch, Schwab (Courland, Latvia)

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