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There is still time to register: Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies #germany #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

The entire community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Topic: Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now! 

About the Talk

The Germany where our ancestors lived is not the Germany of today. Its boundaries have changed several times. Before its unification in 1871 it was more a concept than a state, composed of dozens of kingdoms, duchies and principalities large and small. Each of these states had its own laws and attitudes toward Jews. 

To do research in “Germany” one must know which places belonged to which state at a given time, the legal status of Jews there, and the records that they kept. Germany has an enormous wealth of records pertaining to Jews, especially after 1800, but there are no simple, global rules for using them.  

This talk will work backwards from today’s Germany to the early 19th century. It will focus on key historical events, their impact on Jewish life and the way records were kept.

About the Speaker:

Roger Lustig is a genealogical researcher based in Princeton, NJ. Since 2002 he has specialized in the Jewish families of Prussian Poland, especially Upper Silesia and West Prussia. He has done research in archives in the US, Germany and Poland. 

As research coordinator for the JewishGen GerSIG (German Special Interest Group) he is developing databases, including NALDEX (Name-Adoption List index), Württemberg Family Registers and the Hessen-Gatermann database. He has also contributed over 25,000 Prussian records to the JRI-Poland database.

He has given presentations at 13 IAJGS conferences, scholarly conferences in Germany and Poland, and various genealogical societies in the US and Canada.

He moderates the GerSIG group on Facebook, and is one of 4 admins of the Tracing the Tribe group—one of the largest Jewish genealogy groups on Facebook.


agencies Aiding WW2 Survivors #records

Susan&David
 

Below are extracts from the manifests of several ships arriving in New York in the immediate post WW2 years with displaced persons and other survivors of the war in Europe.  Many passengers were assisted at some point by social service agencies identified in the manifest only by their initials.  Sherri Bobish, in her recent contributions to this mailing list, correctly identified "OSE", and added : "Rescue groups include, but not limited to, OSE"
Many of these agencies are still in existence and can be found  by searching the net.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

     
 
  Christian World Service
     
 
 
 
 
  Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
    Lutheran World Federation
    National Council of Jewish Women
 
  National Catholic Welfare Conference
 
  Œuvre de secours aux enfants  (Childrens Aid Society)
 
  Travelers Aid Society
    United Service for New Americans
 
  United Ukrainian American Relief Committee


Tordobis #ukraine

Paul Mayerowitz
 

I have determined that my family roots were in Krisover, modern day Krivoye Ozero. I reached this conclusion after reviewing numerous immigration papers and a document listing the Jews of Krivoye Ozero from 1920-1921. A cousin, who was brought to this country by my grandfather, was in a book about Philadelphia. The author stated he was from Tordobis. I contacted the author, who would not cite his source. Another individual’s website also cited Tordobis as his birthplace but could not provide a reference source. 
 
Tordobis is allegedly in the Ukraine but I cannot locate any references to it. Has anyone heard of this location?
 
 
--
Paul Mayerowitz
14 Magnolia Court
Ocean, New Jersey 07712

Phone: 732. 508-9165
Mobile: 908 839-3300


Searching WEISSBURG #usa

SANDI ROOT
 

Searching WEISSBURG:

Hungary, Austria, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Given names: Hermine, Arthur,
Jennie, Sophie, May.
Hermine WEISSBURG became my step-grandmother by marrying my (widower)
grandfather, Samuel JACOBSON, in Chicago, and outlived him by several years.


I knew the branch living on Crescent Heights, in L.A., where they had the
first indoor stairlift I had ever seen, and a succession of adorable pug
dogs.

Hoping for contact.

Sandi (Blumenthal) Root
roadrunr2@...


imigration to the UK #unitedkingdom

Daniella Alyagon
 

Hi,

Where can I find information on arrival to the UK in 1938? I am searching for a number of relatives that escaped Vienna and Prague at this time. I have them showing up in the 1939 register in the UK.

thank you,
--

Daniella Alyagon

11 Rav Ashi St, Tel Aviv 6939545, Israel

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)


Re: Seeking descendants of a Dr. Rachkovsky or Rotzkovski or Radkovski (or similar) of Haifa #holocaust

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Somebody attempted to add www to the link.  That won't work.
It has to written as I wrote it:  gravez.me

Or if you prefer: https://gravez.me/
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

JH3581321@...
 

Camp Birchwood, West Goshen Connecticut.  1957-1963, 65.    Girls and Boys.  Some of the best days of my youth.  It was not advertised as a Jewish camp, I don't think.  Owned by the Greenberg family.  The Jewish part was that we had Friday night services, sang Adon Olam, and Jack Levins (boys head counselor) read us Chelm stories, Sholem Aleichem.  Almost everyone was Jewish, from New York with some from New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Sadly, the camp shut down but there are still remnants on the site.  I couldn't wait to go at the beginning of each summer and cried when it was time to go home.  A very special place and very special time.   Judy Hoffman, Montgomery MA


Translation from German to English #translation

Hannah Sperber
 

I’m willing to translate your letters from germ into English.
please send to naturefan33@...
Hannah Sperber, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Moderator note: please send translation requests privately


Re: Svislach Shishlovitz Belarus Belkin Chwalowski Szochet #belarus #poland

crjos
 

Hi Terry,

Did you find any additional resources?  I have ancestors from Svislach but not with your surnames, although Turetsky is on my wife's side.

Kind regards,
Charles

--
Charles Joseph
London

Researching: Burde, Lusky, Tikochinsky, Rosofsky, Zacuto


Re: Jewish children aboard the ship Athos II #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Re: Help interpreting info from all Galicia gatabase #galicia

Steven Turner
 

That seems to be a logical conclusion. Yes. 
I'm glad our Identification Project was able to help you in your research.
If you have any questions please write to info@....

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


Re: Translation of comment - Romanian #translation #romania

Schonfeld.family@...
 

Thanks to Luc Radu and Valentin Lupu who replied to my translation request.

The new surname was read as MARINOVICZ or MARINESCU.

I read the surname as MARINOVICI as I see 3 dots above the name.

Jacob Shayzaf, Israel


Announcing the Publication of Krynki In Ruins #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Rosin
 

JewishGen Press is proud to announce the publication of our 144th title: Krynki In Ruins
This is the translation of Krinik in khurbn: memuarn.
The book was written in Yiddish by A. Soifer.
 
Details:

Translated by: Beate Schützmann-Krebs

Extraction of the English translation: Donni Magid

Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind

Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger

Cover Design: Nina Schwartz

Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11" 230 pages with photographs

 

From his boyhood in Krynki to partisan life in the Shalker Forest, to the ghetto, to the hunger, thirst, beatings and killings of Auschwitz and a grim succession of death camps, Alex Soifer tells the story of his heroic struggle to survive and fight back. “The old concentration campers, who had been imprisoned for several years, forgot bit by bit that outside the electric wire there was another world where free people lived in dignity…. It seemed to them as if dozens of years had already passed, and that what was happening there on that piece of earth was a normal occurrence and would remain forever.

“Whether we would experience the next day was not certain, and with the red sky, the black smoke and the selections that spared no one, 'tomorrow' was no longer in our thoughts.... No one knew the exact date, or even a holiday. A holiday was whenever someone got hold of a piece of bread or a little watery soup. My bedmate was an elderly Jew who prayed silently every day, both at work and at camp and roll call, while looking around intently on all sides. From this Jew I learned that tonight was Passover.”

 

For more information and how to order, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Krynki.html

Susan Rosin

JG Press Publications Manager

 


Re: Seeking descendants of a Dr. Rachkovsky or Rotzkovski or Radkovski (or similar) of Haifa #holocaust

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Correction, the site for graves info in Israel is gravez.me, and now as I wrote above.
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: POZNIAK and KRUL families from Benitsa, Belarus / Lithuania #belarus #lithuania

Sherri Bobish
 

Amit,

Is this the town?

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp

Byenitsa, Беніца, Bienica, Benitsa populated place 54°21' N 26°33' E G Belarus 51.3 miles NW of Minsk 53°54' N 27°34' E

It seems this is a hamlet in the region of Minsk.  Currently about 138 residents.
https://mapcarta.com/13606130

I am also searching a very tiny "town" that today is in Poland (Daliowa / Daljowa.)  I have found it impossible to find any records for my tiny town or the people that lived there.

The only thing I can suggest is to try searching at The JewishGen Unified Databases for each variation of the town name.  Byenitsa,  Bienica, and Benitsa
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/

Do the same at databases such as www.familysearch.org and Ancestry.com
You can put the town name in the birth field and leave everything else blank.  That's something that works well with small towns.















Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant & John Stedman Memorial Fund Award - A Reminder #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant & John Stedman Memorial Fund Award

A REMINDER

The deadline for submitting the Stern/Stedman Grant Nomination form and any supporting documentation is Friday 3 June 2022 at 7pm EDT. (USA). 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is pleased to announce that the call for submissions for the 2022 Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant and the John Stedman Memorial Fund Award is now open. The grant and award are expected to be $3,000 each. The purpose of these grants is to encourage institutions or organizations to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit those researching Jewish Genealogy.    

For details about the grants, please consult the general Award Rules and Criteria and the special Stern/Stedman Award Criteria. For information regarding the current committee contacts and submission deadline, and to submit a nomination, go to the Grant Nomination Form

The grants may only be awarded to a not-for-profit institution or organisation or charity (and may not be awarded to individuals). Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization, and self-nomination by organisations is permitted.  

The deadline for submitting the Stern/Stedman Grant Nomination form and any supporting documentation is Friday 3 June 2022 at 7pm EDT. (USA).  The grants are planned to be announced during the 2022 IAJGS Virtual Conference, which will take place 21–25 August 2022. 

If further information is required, please contact me using the email address below. 

Eli Rabinowitz (Chair, IAJGS Stern/Stedman Grant Committee)

Eli.Rabinowitz@iajgs


Re: Jewish Summer Camps #usa

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear All,

 

I went to Camp Marimeta (for girls) and my brother went to Camp Menominee (for boys) in the 1970s, located outside Eagle River, Wisconsin (in the far north of Wisconsin).  Both were run by the Wasserman family of Chicago.  I had not realized until checking their websites just now that Menominee was founded in 1928 and Marimeta in 1947. They were run by a Jewish family for children of Jewish families but were secular.  I remember that Shabbat candles were lit in the dining hall with brief prayers but otherwise I really do not remember any other sign of Judaism other that we were all Jewish.  I went there for 6 summers and enjoyed it.  Afterwards I went for 3 summers to Camp Harand, a theater camp founded by two Jewish sisters, Pearl and Sulie Harand, but otherwise no sign of Judaism though there were a lot of Jewish campers.  At that point, it was located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin but is now in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 

All three camps still exist and are run by descendants of the original families.

 

Earlier in my family history, my great-grandfather Joseph J. Cohen founded two summer camps for the children of anarchist families, many of whom were Jewish, Camp Germinal, Jamison, Pennsylvania from 1926 to 1934 and Camp Sharon, at Mohegan Lake, New York, from 1928 to 1931 or so.  My grandparents, Emma Cohen Gilbert and Richard V. Gilbert were also involved with both camps.

 

I don’t know if these camps fall within the rubric for the researcher, but I would be curious to exchange memories and stories with anyone familiar with them.

 

Yours,

Jenny Schwartzberg

Chicago, IL


ROTHSTEIN, GUNZBERG, Krzeszowice, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

 

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The May 17, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice announcing that the Regional Court for Kraków-Krowodrza, First Civil Division, at the behest of the Town of Krzeszowice, is seeking the heirs to the following individuals who are the owners of record of a property to which the municipality wishes to take title.

 

The property in question is a parcel designated as “dz. nr. 1710” made up of cadastral parcels “pb.l.kat. 448, 449 and 444/3” and registered as “LWH 470 Krzeszowice.”  The owners of record are:

 

Tauba ROTHSTEIN

 

Amalia ROTHSTEIN and

 

Chamia GUNZBERG.

 

The Court calls upon the named individuals or their heirs to contact the Court within three months of the date of the notice’s publication.  Should they not do so within that timeframe, the Court will award the property to the municipality.

 

Anyone contacting the Court should refer to Docket No. I Ns 1403/21/K.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


ABRAHAMOWICZ & GERSTENFELD, Ruszcza, Czatkowice & Kraków, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The May 17, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice from the Regional Court for Central Kraków [Sąd Rejonowy dla Krakowa-Śródmieścia], First Civil Division, indicating that the Court is preparing to declare the following individuals deceased, presumably in connection with clearing title to an abandoned property:

 

Izaak ABRAHAMOWICZ, son of Mojżesz HILFSTEIN & Chaja ABRAHAMOWICZ, born February 12, 1885 in Ruszcza, last residence most likely ul. Miodowa 3, Kraków;

 

Mindel ABRAHAMOWICZ, daughter of Hirsch-Herman GERSTENFELD & Marjema (née NEUGER), born September 20, 1890 in Czatkowice-by-Trzebinia, last residence most likely ul. Miodowa 3, Kraków;

 

Róża ABRAHAMOWICZ, daughter of Izaak ABRAHAMOWICZ & Mindel GERSTENFELD, born December 27, 1913 in Kraków, last residence most likely ul. Miodowa 3, Kraków;

 

Leon ABRAHAMOWICZ, son of Izaak ABRAHAMOWICZ & Mindel GERSTENFELD, born July 28, 1915 in Kraków, last residence most likely ul. Miodowa 3, Kraków.

 

The above-named, their heirs or others with knowledge of their fate are asked to contact the Court within three months from the publication of the notice; otherwise the above-named will be declared deceased. 

 

In contacting the Court, reference should be made to Docket No. I Ns 107/22/S.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


Re: Jewish Summer Camps #usa

TERRY MANASSEE
 

I was a counselor at Camp IHC from 1970-1976 in Honesdale, PA. The Ezersky's owned the camp then.   It was called Indian Head Camps , they recently changed the name.  When arriving in the town of Honesdale there was a wooden sign with slats of all the camps.  They were all Jewish camps and had to be around 20 of them.  (B'nai Brith, Starlight, Ramah, to name a few).  On Wednesdays we played sports intercamp with them.  Either our girls camp would go to the other camp and their boys camp would come to ours or visa versa.  On Friday nights we would have a Shabbot service.  Sundays were bagels and lox for breakfast.  I am from Denver, Colorado.  When I was a kid, I attended the Jewish Community Center day camp and then the Jewish Community Center Ranch Camp which was a sleep-a-way camp. 

Terry Manassee
Aurora, Colorado

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