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Re: Ridley Road #unitedkingdom

Sheila Toffell
 

David Cantor, I agree! 
I grew up in Clapton, London E5. Both my parents worked for Joe Scott in his grocery shop in Ridley Road.  My husband's grandparents owned a dress shop across the street. His great aunt worked for a Kosher butcher at the other end of the market.  My mom left work when I was born, but my dad stayed with Joe until my parents invested in a shop of their own in Romford. So I knew Ridley Road well. In the 50's it was a vibrant place to be - everything from many Kosher food shops and stalls to the music stalls of the recent immigrants from the Caribbean. Everyone went to Ridley Road! The majority of men working in the market had fought in WW2, and that was only 12 years or so before things started getting nasty. No wonder that these men were very prepared to take on the fascists when they targeted Ridley Road. I remember my dad had a couple of knuckledusters in his tool box. One he had taken with him when he was called up to the army in case there were  some anti-semites in the ranks. There was another one that he started to leave in his coat pocket in the 50's. That was when he was working in Ridley Road. they were scary times.   For those group members in the US that need clarification of the movement of the Jewish population from NE London, you might want to compare it to the movement from the Lower East Side of NYC, then to Brooklyn and then out to Westchester or Long Island.  In London it was the East End to Hackney, Stamford Hill, Dalston, Stoke Newington etc and then out to the NW suburbs of London or to Ilford in the county of Essex to the North East of London  They were all "Moving on up" - that's all!  As a fellow Bergen County NJ  resident I  suggest the group member from Mahwah look up the info about the Bund in Bergen County, the discrimination, even written into deeds for houses, against Jews buying houses in certain Bergen County towns and the Hitler Youth encampment that was run in the 1930's on the hill behind the quarry near Riverdale on Rt 287, where they were brainwashing poor children to hate those who were not like them and whose parents fell for the free summer camp, new clothes and shoes and good food.  

Sheila Toffell
USA


Re: ViewMate Interpretation Request #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

I think, it's a Belarussian City of Slutsk,
See "Wikipedia":
Quick facts
Slutsk is a city in Belarus, located on the Sluch River 105 km south of Minsk. As of 2010, its population is of 61,400. Slutsk is the administrative center of Slutsk District.Wikipedia. 53.021842, 27.554904
Michael Ryabinky
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: change of surname #names #romania

Odeda Zlotnick
 

In fact, until required to by law in the middle of the 19th Century, most Romanian Jews didn't bother having family names at all, often preferring just to use patronymics,
In our family, the legend was GGF changed his surname from Sigler to Leizerovici.  The legend held until we started finding documents and gravestones.
In Vienna, where my Romanian GGF married my Galicia born GGM, his parents are registered as Leizerovici in the marriage documents.  So too is GGF's sister, who married said Galician GGM's brother.
And then we found GGF's father's gravestone.  GGF's grandfather was Eliezer, aka Leizer.  Leizerovici -- son of Leizer - was the original surname, not at all one made up at random.

Did you check if your great uncle didn't have a Leib among his ancestors?

--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Translation Request:German #translation

Deborah HOLMAN
 

I've posted a  letter in German for which I need a translation. It is actually a six-page letter, five pages of which I have posted this week. It is from my great-grandparents, Sigmund and Rosa LICHTENTHAL to their lawyer, in Vienna. I believe it has to do with obtaining reparations.
 
The five images are available on Viewmate.
 
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
 
Thank you very much.
Deborah Samuel Holman
 
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Re: A Hungarian Office Title that Sounds Phonetically Like "Chang-er"? #hungary #germany

Marianna Toth
 

Csendőr I suppose (Gendarme)
best
Marianna Toth


Re: Ridley Road #unitedkingdom

lesleyedwards@...
 

I worked in Ridley Road market on a big clothing stall opening out from a large shop, as a Saturday girl and during school holidays for several years when I was a teenager in the early 1960's.  We sold women's clothing and I never personally experienced any anti semitism.

Lesley Edwards
Cheshire, England


A Forgotten Land: Growing up in the Jewish Pale #announcements #ukraine #jgs-iajgs

Marguerite Kealey
 

Sunday May 15, 2022

1-3 pm PT

Zoom Meeting                       by                                                                                                           
Lisa Cooper

Many of our Jewish immigrant ancestors refused to talk about life in the old country  Unfortunately their choice to forget the unhappy times of pogroms ,wars and poverty left us with few memories of Eastern European shtetl life.  But, for Lisa Cooper this was not the case.  Lisa was fortunate that her grandmother, Pearl, was a great storyteller. Later; Pearl’s son, Lisa’s father, made recordings of these stories before Pearl died.   Lisa asked her father to translate the recordings (from the Yiddish)  Based on these recorded conversations Lisa Cooper’s father had with his mother, about her early life in Ukraine Lisa wrote a book. She will discuss her  book A Forgotten Land  ,the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

 

Bio

Lisa Cooper is a British writer, journalist and artist. She studied Russian at Edinburgh University and spent a year in the Soviet Union as a student. Armed with an address dating from the 1960s and a family tree, she made contact with cousins in Kiev, then part of Soviet Ukraine, who introduced her to a web of relatives she knew nothing about. The experience helped breed an interest in both family history and Ukrainian Jewish history. Her book was originally conceived as a dissertation for a Master’s degree in Russian History. You can read her blog at www.lisa-cooper.com/blog

 

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


 


Re: A Hungarian Office Title that Sounds Phonetically Like "Chang-er"? #hungary #germany

Valentin Lupu
 

Hi Moishe,
The term probably refers to Changos. You may read more  here  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cs%C3%A1ng%C3%B3s
Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Viewmate Translation Request -- German #records #translation

krausj2@...
 

Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help me by translating one of the records (#12, as I indicate in the description) on the image located at 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=98406

on Viewmate. 

Please respond using the Viewmate form.

Thanks very much,

-- Joe
--
Joe Kraus
krausj2@...


Help finding information on great parents #unitedkingdom

Nancy N. Smith
 

Hi,

My great grandparents were Harris (1842-1922) and Pessah (Betsy) (EISERMANT) (1844-1935) MENDELSOHN.
I’ve been told Harris came to England, in 1884, from Telz, and lived on Pimlott St., Manchester…then moved to Elizabeth St. I don’t know if his wife was with him, or not. The paperwork I’ve been given, by a cousin in England, lists her maiden name as EISERMANT. According to the census’, the family was from Kovno; the British Naturalization document for Samuel shows Shivecksnow, Kovno.

They had 6 children: Samuel, Albert, Annie, Mary, Nellie, Etta. The only one I don’t have information is Mary.

I found headstones for both Harris and Betsy. The translation for Harris’ includes this line: “The beautiful, dear old man / Mr. Tzvi son of Mr. Mendel Gershon”. The translation for Betsy’s incudes this: “the lady Pesha daughter of R’ (for Reb, Mr.) Tzvi”. I’ve researched Mendel, Mendelson, Gershon,and Eisermant and have been unsuccessful.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I’m at a complete loss!

Thank you!

Nancy Newmark Smith


Re: Ridley Road #unitedkingdom

jbonline1111@...
 

I am amazed at the judgmentalism here.  My friend was amazingly lucky to avoid the camps. I do not compare his experience to that of those in concentration camps. At the same time, it's important to understand that many were traumatized even when they escaped that terrible fate.  While my friend was grateful to be taken into a family in Wales, he was not grateful to have been abused in that home, something I chose not to mention earlier.  

The point is that trauma in the Holocaust took many forms. I believe we should be aware of all of it. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: change of surname #names #romania

jack nathanson
 

After years of looking at civil records from Raducaneni and comparing the names with the family names of the people after they immigrated to Canada, it looks like changing one's name was some kind of popular sport in Romania in those those days. For example, a great-uncle of mine changed his family name from Cojocariu to Leibovitch for some unexplained reason.

In fact, until required to by law in the middle of the 19th Century, most Romanian Jews didn't bother having family names at all, often preferring just to use patronymics, such as Ghidale sin Nuta. Presumably this is where my family name "Nathanson" came from. So a lot of people must have regarded family names as some kind of joke and changed them at will.

Jack Nathanson
Montreal


Viewmate translation - Russian #latvia #translation

Michele Lock
 

I recently received several Russian records from the Latvian archives, for family members who lived in Riga. The archives didn't label which image goes with the individual requests that I made, so I am not sure of exactly what each image is for, though they are all either census lists, registration lists, and the like.

I only need translations of the record entries of persons with the surnames Lak/Liak, Rabinovitch, or Kalan/Kalian. Please translate the entire entry, and if you can figure it out, let me know what type of record each is.

Thank you.

Records:


https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98417

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98418

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98419
--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


NAJMAN/NOJMAN-KAFTORI, Będzin/Bendin #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The April 13, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice announcing that the Regional Court in Będzin, First Civil Division, is preparing to confirm an inheritance case regarding the following individual:

 

Bela (née NAJMAN/NOJMAN) KAFTORI who died November 8, 2017 in Tel Aviv, ISRAEL, last residence in Holon, ISRAEL.

 

Application has been made to the Court by individuals said to be her heirs:

 

Zeev KAFTORI and Itamar KAFTORI.

 

The matter involves a one-fourth interest in a Będzin property formerly designated as “dz. nr 95” and currently designated as “KW nr KA1B/00060869/0.”

 

The Court calls upon anyone with further claims on the property or relevant information to contact the Court, making reference to Docket No. I Ns 518/21.

 

Best regards,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


MILGROM, Łódź #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The May 5, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita carried a legal notice announcing that the Regional Court of Central Łódź (Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi-Śródmieścia), Second Civil Division, is preparing to declare the following individuals as deceased:

 

Marlena MILGROM, born in Łódź on May 2, 1936, daughter of Rafał MILGROM & Mirla (née MILGROM) MILGROM, whose last known address was in the Łódź Ghetto; and

 

Rafał MILGROM, born in Łódź on January 23, 1905, son of Kasril MILGROM & Rywka (née SIWEK) MILGROM, whose last known address on May 9, 1945 was in a hospital for former concentration camp inmates to which he had been transferred from the Falkenberg concentration camp.

 

This finding of the MIlgroms’ death has been requested in court by:

 

Adir and Oded FALLEK, Rehov Pinkas 8, Petah TIkva, ISRAEL;

 

Amit, Reut, Rotem and Elon FALLEK, Rehov Ziman 1, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL; and

 

Ortal FALLEK, Rehov Ibn Gvirol 175, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

 

who are presumably heirs to the MILGROMs.  (I give their names and addresses because they have already appeared in the press.)

 

The Court calls upon anyone else with knowledge of the fate of the MILGROMs to make themselves known to the Court within three months of publication of the notice, making reference to Docket No. II Ns 709/21.

 

Best regards,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


Re: Ridley Road #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence
 

I completely agree with Stephen Katz, that to question the good work of
the people responsible for Kindertranport is ungrateful and
inappropriate. You must be aware how many families still send their own
children to boarding school at a young age, even when the choice in not
one of life or death.
Most of the Kindertransport children went on to live successful and
useful lives. Maybe we should respect the wishes of those who didn't
speak about the past, and not dig up unhappy memories which they
preferred to leave behind.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


FAJFER, Łódź-Warsaw #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The May 6, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita carried a legal notice announcing that the Nationalization Decree Bureau of the City of Warsaw is conducting an administrative procedure to establish the ownership status of a property for which a claim had been filed on February 8, 1948 by one Łaja FAJFER, whose last known residence in 1948 was ul. Roosevelta 7 in Łódź.

 

Łaja FAJFER’s claim was for a property in the Praga District of Warsaw, specifically a building at

 

ul. Grochowska 103, Warszawa-Praga, formerly designated as ”Hip. nr. 2189-Praga.”

 

The City has had no word from Ms. Fajfer or her agents over the last thirty years.  As a result, the City is required to seek any heirs to the property before disposing of it by administrative means.

 

Anyone with knowledge of Ms. Fajfer’s heirs or other claimants to the property is asked to contact the City of Warsaw within six months of the notice’s publication at Sekretariat.BSD@....

 

Best regards,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 


A Hungarian Office Title that Sounds Phonetically Like "Chang-er"? #hungary #germany

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

Can someone offer guidance? My cousin in England recorded his Holocaust memories back in 1997 with the USC Shoah Foundation. I have been listening to the digital copies of the "tapes" and he tells a story about a Hungarian Officer, a Nazi sympathizer, that was a "chang-er". What title is that and what is the correct spelling/pronunciation?

Thank you,
--

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Affinity Groups #general

Susan Watchman
 

My grandparents were both brought to the US as children in the early 1900s.  According to what I know my grandfather's family (Goldberg) was from the Kiev area and that is what is reflected on the various  Naturalization Petitions and the passenger manifest from their 1902 arrival.   My grandmother (Laginsky) was born in Teplyk, and was Russian  & Yiddish speaking as a child upon arrival in 1913.  But when they got married in 1928, they got married in the Lemberger Congregation Synagogue .   How common was that?  Just convenience do you think?     
--
Susan Watchman
Phoenix, Az


ViewMate translation request #romania #translation

Shimy Karni
 

Hello, 

I've posted a vital record of my GGF, that died in Romania long ago.
It is on ViewMate at the following address 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98411

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Shimi Karni, Israel

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