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Tuteur Family History - 5th edition #germany

MICHAEL TUTEUR
 

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of the 5th edition of the Tuteur Family History, chronicling the genealogy of the Tuteurs from Neuleiningen, Winnweiler, Kaiserslautern and surrounding towns and villages in the Palatinate. The volume is now nearly 800 pages, includes historical information and documents, and includes pictures of many Tuteur cousins. If interested, please email me privately at mjtuteur at gmail.com, and I will send you the link. 

Michael Tuteur • 617-342-4016

Moderator note: as requested, please respond privately


Theo David Sperber #unitedkingdom

Hannah Sperber
 

Looking for Descendants of Theo David Sperber born 1925 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
went to UK on Kindertransport in 1939
with mother, Johanna Sperber née Heineman.
lived in Rugby and in Lincolnshire UK.
became British citizen in 1947.
He served in British military.
please reply to:

Hannah Sperber, Denver, CO USA


Łódź Court records 1946-1950 #lodz

Amiel Warm
 

Hello,
Does anybody know why applications for the court's dead declaration
(going through legal expenses ) were submitted ?

Thank you,

Amiel Warm


Re: Stamps on Postcard sent from Gross-Rosen camp #holocaust

Peter Lobbenberg
 

Schömberg [note the umlaut]!, now Chełmsko Śląskie, is a village 17km south of Landeshut (now Kamienna Góra).   Wikipedia confirms that "during World War II the Germans established and operated a branch of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp in the town".   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che%C5%82msko_%C5%9Al%C4%85skie

German Wikipedia has a more detailed entry - although if you don't speak German, you'll need to use Google Translate.  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/KZ_Sch%C3%B6mberg 


If you'd like to post a copy of your document, perhaps with an enlargement of the stamp and any postmarks, members - including me! - could perhaps check for any dating clues.

Peter Lobbenberg, London
peterlob@...


Re: Immigration Through Winnipeg Under Maiden Name #canada

Marion Werle
 

First of all, Winnipeg is not a port (check a map). You didn't specify the type of immigration record you found, but it was not uncommon to purchase passage to the U.S. via Canada, which included both ship and rail transportation. If she arrived at a Canadian port (again, check the record you found), there may be a notation somewhere that mentions a railroad. There also might be a U.S. border crossing record as well, possibly through Detroit. Border Crossings may be found on FamilySearch or Ancestry.

If her ship record mentioned her final destination as Chicago, "sneaking" across the border is not likely (she would have traveled by car), as trains from Canada to the U.S. would have had to go through a more formal border crossing prosses. She could have gone back home for a visit (unlikely in the middle of WW I) or it's always possible that it is a case of mistaken identity and the immigration record of the person going to Chicago is somebody different, with the same maiden name.

Good luck!

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Marion Werle
<canadagenes@...>


Re: Pre-Holocaust Family and Individuals' Photographs #holocaust #photographs

P. S. Wyant
 

Dominique, I think a better way to put it would be that one can only access the database from an internal Fritz Bauer Institut system. I intend to do that later this year when I next go to Frankfurt a/M.

 

Peter Wyant

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 


questions regarding Russian laws #russia

Judith Singer
 

Although I have read through various summaries of Russian laws imposed on the Jews, I cannot seem to find the exact answer to two questions. I hope someone can help.

1. The 1804 Statute Concerning the Organization of the Jews indicates that Jews were already subject to a doubled tax rate (in addition to special taxes relating to Jewish schools, kosher food, etc.). When and by whom was this obligation imposed? 

2. When was the prohibition against settlement in the 50-verst western boundary first imposed? When initially imposed, did it apply only to new settlement or also to existing residents? 

Thank you - 
Judith Singer
researching CHARNEY and variations in Lithuania


Looking for Kozelova Reiza #russia

tanja.puskelmann@...
 

I am looking for any information about my great-grandmother Kozelova Reiza Haimovna, died 1908 in St.Petersburg. She comes either from St. Petersburg or Novgorod region. My great-grandfather, Movshe Puskelman, was not officially married to her, and my grandfather’s jewish identity is hard to prove.
Any information about Reiza or her family is appreciated!
Best wishes,

Tanja Puskelmann


Re: French Holocaust: Vél d'Hiv Roundup, the Last Witnesses . FRANCE 24 English #france #holocaust

ntc52@...
 

In process of reading 'Sarah's Key: From Paris to Auschwitz'   based on this very event.  Recommend this book.

Noreen Thorne (UK)
Szczespanski, Morzowska   Lwow, Poland.


Re: French Holocaust: Vél d'Hiv Roundup, the Last Witnesses . FRANCE 24 English #france #holocaust

Frank Szmulowicz
 


French Holocaust: Vél d'Hiv Roundup, the Last Witnesses . FRANCE 24 English #france #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

“Over two days in the summer of 1942, French police carried out Western Europe’s largest wartime roundup of Jews, acting on orders from occupying German forces and their French allies in the Vichy Regime.

 

On July 16 and 17 of that year, a total of 12,884 Jews – men, women and children – were snatched from their homes in Paris and in neighboring suburbs. Some were taken directly to an internment camp in Drancy, northeast of the capital. The rest were crammed into the Vélodrome d’Hiver, a stadium located on the banks of the Seine in the 15th arrondissement (district) of Paris, which would give its name to this sinister chapter in French history.

 

To mark the 80th anniversary of this tragic event, FRANCE 24 has gathered the eyewitness accounts of witnesses of the Vél d’Hiv roundup, all of them children at the time. They recall the shock and horror of those days, and the extraordinary circumstances that allowed them to avoid deportation to Nazi death camps.”

 

When the video is in French there are English subtitles.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Now online: new episode of Genealogy Coffee Break on searching Ellis Island arrival records #announcements #education #usa

Moriah Amit
 

In our July episode, learn why your family's names were NOT changed at Ellis Island and how to use SteveMorse.org to search for records of your family's arrival at Ellis Island. You may now view this episode and all of our previous episodes anytime on the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page or YouTube channel (closed captions are available on both). To receive updates on future episodes, please "Like" or "Follow" our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel. 
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Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
mamit@...


Re: DNA matches by country #dna

Bob Smiley
 

Hi Ed. The original question was finding the locations of ancestors, not surnames.
However, if you want to search the surname of the tester, and NOT their ancestors, then you could download the CSV data, but why? You can do that search in FTDNA. The search box allows you to search on names, or ancestor names, or all, or other options. That is determined by the filter applied to the search.
The names in the CSV file will not find ancestors, or anyone who used an alias, or used their married name. It would not guarantee to provide the name you want.
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Bob Smiley
Kirkland, Washington USA


Immigration Through Winnipeg Under Maiden Name #canada

Carl Kaplan
 

I was able to use a record match from the Minsk Archives to find nephew (and his wife) of my great-grandmother, here in the U.S. The wife came in 1908, they married in 1910, and they lived in New Jersey 1920 onwards. All of this is confirmed by new cousins. HOWEVER, I just found an immigration record for the wife under her maiden name in 1916 (3 children later) arriving in Winnipeg, Canada, with a final destination of Chicago. They were not, and never, divorced. Any ideas about why this might be? Was she "sneaking" across the border? How would one arrive at the Port of Winnipeg in 1916? Thanks in advance.
--
Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia


California Attorney General Bonta Stands Up For Descendants of Holocaust Survivors to Recover Art Stolen by Nazis #announcements #holocaust #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have posted on this forum last October about the US Supreme Court agreeing to hear museum winning in Nazi-Plundered Art, Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon. Effect of Rain - Pissarro, Camille. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.  California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced filing an amicus brief in support of the Cassirer family’s efforts to recover a painting stolen from them by Nazis during the Holocaust. The oil painting — an 1897 work by French impressionist Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro. The painting is currently on display at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the friend-of-the-court brief, the Attorney General highlights the state’s strong interest in helping Holocaust victims and their descendants seek justice and urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling that blocked the family's lawsuit seeking the return of the painting.

 

“While nothing can undo the horrors the Cassirer family and millions of Jews suffered during the Holocaust, the simple act of returning a family heirloom is the right — and legally sound — thing to do,” said Attorney General Bonta. “Finders keepers might work on a playground, but it shouldn’t work in a court of law. My office respectfully urges the Ninth Circuit to apply our state’s laws and support a California family’s fight to recover a painting unjustly stolen by Nazis.”

 

History

In 1939, Lilly Cassirer Neubauer and her husband sought to flee Nazi Germany in the face of increasing persecution. In order to obtain exit visas, they were forced to “sell” the painting in question to a Nazi art appraiser. Although they later received monetary compensation from the German government, the Cassirer family never waived their right to seek restitution or the return of the lost painting. Unbeknownst to the family, the painting was sold to a dealer in Beverly Hills in 1951, subsequently sold to a Missouri art dealer in 1952, re-sold to a Dutch-born Swiss Baron in 1976, and finally purchased by the Kingdom of Spain in 1992. In 2000, a descendant of the Cassirer family who had moved to San Diego in 1980 discovered that the painting was on display at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and promptly filed a petition with the Kingdom of Spain seeking its return. When the petition was rejected, the family filed a lawsuit in California in 2005 asserting property claims under California law. Over the years, the case worked its way through the courts and was ultimately remanded back to the Ninth Circuit by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 21, 2022 for further consideration. Under California law, victims of art theft are entitled to make their claims against museums in possession of stolen art for up to six years after discovery.

 

To read Secretary Bonta’s press release see: https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-bonta-stands-ability-descendants-holocaust-survivors-recover

 

A copy of the amicus brief may be found at: https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press-docs/Cassirer%20-%20Amicus%20%2B%20Motion%20for%20Leave%20to%20File.pdf

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


(US-CA) Attorney General Bonta Stands Up For Descendants of Holocaust Survivors to Recover Art Stolen by Nazis

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have posted on this forum last October about the US Supreme Court agreeing to hear museum winning in Nazi-Plundered Art, Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon. Effect of Rain - Pissarro, Camille. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.  California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced filing an amicus brief in support of the Cassirer family’s efforts to recover a painting stolen from them by Nazis during the Holocaust. The oil painting — an 1897 work by French impressionist Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro. The painting is currently on display at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the friend-of-the-court brief, the Attorney General highlights the state’s strong interest in helping Holocaust victims and their descendants seek justice and urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling that blocked the family's lawsuit seeking the return of the painting.

 

“While nothing can undo the horrors the Cassirer family and millions of Jews suffered during the Holocaust, the simple act of returning a family heirloom is the right — and legally sound — thing to do,” said Attorney General Bonta. “Finders keepers might work on a playground, but it shouldn’t work in a court of law. My office respectfully urges the Ninth Circuit to apply our state’s laws and support a California family’s fight to recover a painting unjustly stolen by Nazis.”

 

History

In 1939, Lilly Cassirer Neubauer and her husband sought to flee Nazi Germany in the face of increasing persecution. In order to obtain exit visas, they were forced to “sell” the painting in question to a Nazi art appraiser. Although they later received monetary compensation from the German government, the Cassirer family never waived their right to seek restitution or the return of the lost painting. Unbeknownst to the family, the painting was sold to a dealer in Beverly Hills in 1951, subsequently sold to a Missouri art dealer in 1952, re-sold to a Dutch-born Swiss Baron in 1976, and finally purchased by the Kingdom of Spain in 1992. In 2000, a descendant of the Cassirer family who had moved to San Diego in 1980 discovered that the painting was on display at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and promptly filed a petition with the Kingdom of Spain seeking its return. When the petition was rejected, the family filed a lawsuit in California in 2005 asserting property claims under California law. Over the years, the case worked its way through the courts and was ultimately remanded back to the Ninth Circuit by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 21, 2022 for further consideration. Under California law, victims of art theft are entitled to make their claims against museums in possession of stolen art for up to six years after discovery.

 

To read Secretary Bonta’s press release see: https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-bonta-stands-ability-descendants-holocaust-survivors-recover

 

A copy of the amicus brief may be found at: https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press-docs/Cassirer%20-%20Amicus%20%2B%20Motion%20for%20Leave%20to%20File.pdf

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #unitedkingdom #holocaust

Santa Traugott
 


https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/4445/pioneer-corps

Many Jews went from the Isle of Mann  into the Pioneer Corps (a kind of auxilary) and from there into the regular army.   I have been reading about the Ritchie Boys and the use of German Jews as interrogators in general, and have noted that some of these interrogators came from the Pioneer Corps.  

Santa Traugott


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #JewishGenUpdates #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

In “The Miracle of the Last Jews in Chelm” from that Polish town’s Yizkor book, the Gestapo is preparing to evacuate as Soviet forces approach. The sadistic and murderous chief of the prison where the Jews were being held was getting drunk on whiskey. The writer of the chapter encounters him and summons the courage to say, “Herr Chief: As you know, we are the last Jews in Chelm and our fate lies in your hands. If you want, we could remain alive. We are the last of the last.”
He says, “One thing is clear. If I remain alive, you will remain alive; but when I die, you too will die.”
Some time after, the prisoners hear in the distance the sound of cannons and Soviet planes bombing the German’s escape routes. “It was for us like a beautiful rhapsody, just as if nature wanted to present a magnificent concert with our long time torturers…We wanted to look into the eyes of the Germans, to see their nastiness mixed with fear.”
The prisoners hid in a cellar catacomb — a night full of nightmares — listening to the sound of battle and wondering what the outcome and their fate would be.
In the morning, the prison courtyard was packed with Russian soldiers. The Germans were gone except for tired and broken down soldiers staggering back from the front.
Liberation was bittersweet:
“It was July 22, 1944, a lovely, warm day. The sun shone brightly, or maybe that was just what we thought. But where would we go? Where was our home, where were our families and friend, where were our people, where were our good Chelemer Jews? The town was empty. A town without Jews, and we, the last of the Mohicans, the last Chelemer Jews, now felt the entirety of the tragedy, the heartbreak.”
 

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: Chernivtsi or Chernivtsi? #russia #ukraine #austria-czech

Susan Watchman
 

My father and his family immigrated to US from Romanian Chernivitsi in 1929. It was definitely populated by Austrian Galicians  and his family had come there from Jagielnica around 1900. It was heavily ethnically German and German speaking among the Jews and German (not Yoddish) was my dad's 1st language . And when they immigrated to US they had to get Romanian citizenship papers first. But that could have been a result of the 1922 and 1924 immigration law change. So I would say if they said they were Russian it was the town not the city. 
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Susan Watchman
Phoenix, Az


Re: Ship Manifest Notation Question #records

Marian
 

Hello David,

This question is about the local file numbers annotated on this passenger list page, but I find myself drawn to all the other great information noted there too.  First, I'll try to answer your specific question.

The numbers "424/2860" and "423/2244" appear to be local Seattle office files to hold the correspondence regarding the bonds (authority to give bond typically required approval from Washington prior to 1950, hence the need for correspondence).  However, I'm unable to match any files with that prefix to what I know about surviving Seattle files in NARA Seattle.  I would recommend contacting NARA Seattle archivists to see if they can identify such files and whether they survive.

Meanwhile this passenger list is chock full of information (once you see the whole thing).  

He was admitted only for the purpose of transiting the US.  Columns 12 & 13 show he was issued a transit certificate at the US Embassy or Consulate at Moscow on Dec 23, 1940.  He was admitted as a transit on that certificate at Seattle in late June 1941. However, he did not transit (he did not exit the US shortly after).  This is understandable given the state of undeclared war in Atlantic in 1941, lots of people could not travel.

So the annotations beginning in column 8 tell us what happened next.  At first I thought the "Ext to 12/14/43- head tax paid" referred to an extension of his transit certificate (or his legal nonimmigrant status generally), but now I think it is referring to his Polish passport.
It also says "Adm Rouses Point, NY, 5/3/1943 for perm[anent] res[idence]."  So May 3, 1943 is his official immigration arrival date, and we need to look for that record.

Sadly the records needed (NARA pub M1463) is not on Ancestry (I will never understand that omission).  It is on FamilySearch but not well indexed.  I found the reels, Soundexed the name, and navigated around (very old school!) and found what I was looking for.

First I found a manifest card Form 548 for Abram Liver with all the standard information.  I've pasted it below with the FamilySearch Film ID and image number showing.  Seems Abram had been living in Albany, NY and after getting a visa went to Canada and turned around to immigrate "officially" via Rouses Point on May 3rd.  This card documents that admission.  



But this card also had a cross-reference, saying "See 548 of Abram LIWER."  So I Soundexed again and navigated again and found a second manifest card 548 with both sides completed and some more of the story (tho' the quality of the image is poor, I corrected it a bit).




It was April 27,1943 when Abram went to the Immigration Office in Albany, NY to be pre-examined as a prospective immigrant.  He was found admissible as long as he got a valid immigration visa (much more possible by 1943--and he apparently had or obtained one in the following 2 weeks).  At that time the Albany office re-registered him under the 1940 Alien Registration Act.  It says he was previously registered but never received his receipt card.  We don't know if he was really registered before, it is very possible, but we don't know the number.  This 548 tells us his A-number from 1943 is A7814518.  I tried looking for it among the A-files at NARA but had no luck.  It likely remains with USCIS.  If you request it**, be sure to send a copy of this card (front & back) to prove that is his A-number (just in case they try to say they can't find anything).  **UNLESS he naturalized prior to 4/1/1956, in which case you need to request the C-file!

The second card also references:
- An Ellis Island correspondence file, 99569/805 (looks like), and those files do NOT survive.
- A "CO" (Washington, DC) Pre-Examination file PE-18231.  IF it survives it is in the A-file.  Otherwise no.
- A CO INS correspondence file, looks like 56097/241.  This is a file that is very likely to survive at the National Archives in Washington, within the series that is NAID 559947.  If I were to send Archives I an email requesting it, I would include/associate "May 1943" with this file number because we don't know if it is just one file about this one immigrant, or a BIG multi-part file on pre-examinations arranged chronologically.  But no one will know until it is requested.

I hope all that is not too much!

Marian Smith

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