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Help me find my family burial info! Mt. Hebron, Mt. Zion #general

Mountain Club Landlord <mclub_apts@...>
 

Hello. Apologies, I haven't been able to figure this out.

I've been recenly told that my family is buried in Mr. Hebron and Mt. Zion
Cemetaries in Queens(?)/Long Island NY.

I've been searching for a database of those buried in these cemetaries. I
figure that maintaining a database is the least the cemetary can do, yet
I have been unable to find one.

I can't even find email address contacts for people maintaining these two
cemetaries.

I'd appreciate any help possible. I live in London England now and so it is
quite difficult for me to make a visit. I did notice that some kind of
cemetary photos listserve exists but I'm not sure if it is free, how to join
etc. Thanks for any info.

Cindy Rosengarten
Researching:

ROSENGARTEN (American Baby Carriage Co),
FINE (5 brother), LICHTER (Menja & Lazer)
POMARLEN (Canada)
TRONTZ (Success! I have reestablished full contact, Trontz Tree almost
complete)
BLEIWEISS (poss >from Austria) BLASSMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: Have you checked for addresses & phone numbers
in the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project?
The website is http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/ and is
navigated by geography -- choose the contintent, the country,
on down to the cemetery locale.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help me find my family burial info! Mt. Hebron, Mt. Zion #general

Mountain Club Landlord <mclub_apts@...>
 

Hello. Apologies, I haven't been able to figure this out.

I've been recenly told that my family is buried in Mr. Hebron and Mt. Zion
Cemetaries in Queens(?)/Long Island NY.

I've been searching for a database of those buried in these cemetaries. I
figure that maintaining a database is the least the cemetary can do, yet
I have been unable to find one.

I can't even find email address contacts for people maintaining these two
cemetaries.

I'd appreciate any help possible. I live in London England now and so it is
quite difficult for me to make a visit. I did notice that some kind of
cemetary photos listserve exists but I'm not sure if it is free, how to join
etc. Thanks for any info.

Cindy Rosengarten
Researching:

ROSENGARTEN (American Baby Carriage Co),
FINE (5 brother), LICHTER (Menja & Lazer)
POMARLEN (Canada)
TRONTZ (Success! I have reestablished full contact, Trontz Tree almost
complete)
BLEIWEISS (poss >from Austria) BLASSMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: Have you checked for addresses & phone numbers
in the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project?
The website is http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/ and is
navigated by geography -- choose the contintent, the country,
on down to the cemetery locale.

Cemetary Photo/Info Exchange - Surrey/Queens #general

Mountain Club Landlord <mclub_apts@...>
 

Hello,

I'm willing to take photos at various cemetaries in Surrey England, UK
(portions close to London)
in exchange for the same in Queens NY (Mt. Hebron/Zion cemetaries).

Thanks.

Cindy Rosengarten
Researching: ROSENGARTEN, FINE, etc.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetary Photo/Info Exchange - Surrey/Queens #general

Mountain Club Landlord <mclub_apts@...>
 

Hello,

I'm willing to take photos at various cemetaries in Surrey England, UK
(portions close to London)
in exchange for the same in Queens NY (Mt. Hebron/Zion cemetaries).

Thanks.

Cindy Rosengarten
Researching: ROSENGARTEN, FINE, etc.

Re: Where is Ostrov, Pskov Province? #belarus

Beverley Davis
 

Stan Goodman has kindly provided one of his usual comprehensive
replies, to my request for info on the location of my grandfather's
birthplace.

In my original posting, I used the term "Ostrov, Pskov Province",
based on the wording in the copy of the original Russian (with
English translation) of the 1897 First All Russian census for this
family, sent to me recently by the Latvian State Historical Archive
(LSHA).

Stan's conclusion " ... So there IS a town called Ostrov in the Pskov
*region*. (In Russian, it is called the Pskov Oblast)" means that I
now have a much clearer idea of the location of my grandfather's
birthplace. (And another helpful JewishGenner >from Israel took the
trouble to scan and email me a map which, though in Russian, is quite
clear.)

A comment on Stan's statement re my mention of " ... my grandmother's
parents in Dvinsk (now Daugavpils Latvia)", where he wrote:
"Actually, it was always Daugavpils. "Dvinsk" has the sound of a
Russian alternate."

However, I would accept the information provided by the LSHA, as
follows: "....Dinaburg until 1893, Dvinsk >from 1893, >from 1919
Daugavpils ..."

With thanks,
Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Ostrov, Pskov Province? #general

Beverley Davis
 

Stan Goodman has kindly provided one of his usual comprehensive
replies, to my request for info on the location of my grandfather's
birthplace.

In my original posting, I used the term "Ostrov, Pskov Province",
based on the wording in the copy of the original Russian (with
English translation) of the 1897 First All Russian census for this
family, sent to me recently by the Latvian State Historical Archive
(LSHA).

Stan's conclusion " ... So there IS a town called Ostrov in the Pskov
*region*. (In Russian, it is called the Pskov Oblast)" means that I
now have a much clearer idea of the location of my grandfather's
birthplace. (And another helpful JewishGenner >from Israel took the
trouble to scan and email me a map which, though in Russian, is quite
clear.)

A comment on Stan's statement re my mention of " ... my grandmother's
parents in Dvinsk (now Daugavpils Latvia)", where he wrote:
"Actually, it was always Daugavpils. "Dvinsk" has the sound of a
Russian alternate."

However, I would accept the information provided by the LSHA, as
follows: "....Dinaburg until 1893, Dvinsk >from 1893, >from 1919
Daugavpils ..."

With thanks,
Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia

Declaration of intention #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

Does the declaration of intention include the petitioners parents names?
I am trying to locate Shimon Rosenthal who came in to the US through
Baltimore. In 1913 he lived in Pittsburgh. I am trying to find out who his
parents were. Any help will be appreciated. Perhaps I should be searching
Baltimore since I'm not having in luck in Pittsburgh. Thanks in advance for
ideas. Marilyn Feingold USA

Searching Submitter of Page of Testimony ANGLIKAN, Even Yehuda, Israel #general

Howh20@...
 

I found a Page of Testimony >from Yad Vashem submitted in 1999 by a close
relative of mine, who I never knew about. Her name is shown as Shayndle Anglikan
(aleph-nun-gimel-lamed-kof-sof nun), although the last letter is possible a
"vav". Shayndle gives testimony about her mother, Golda Laya "Wiewadska", nee
Zawadzka. When I attempted to call the phone number shown on the Page of
Testimony, a recording indicated that the number was no longer in service.

I would greatly appreciate any help in locating Shayndle or any of her
relatives.

Howard Lewin
East Northport, NY
USA

Searching ZAWADZKI/ZAWADZKA: Pajeczno, Lodz, Radomsko, Czestochowa (All
Poland)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Declaration of intention #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

Does the declaration of intention include the petitioners parents names?
I am trying to locate Shimon Rosenthal who came in to the US through
Baltimore. In 1913 he lived in Pittsburgh. I am trying to find out who his
parents were. Any help will be appreciated. Perhaps I should be searching
Baltimore since I'm not having in luck in Pittsburgh. Thanks in advance for
ideas. Marilyn Feingold USA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Submitter of Page of Testimony ANGLIKAN, Even Yehuda, Israel #general

Howh20@...
 

I found a Page of Testimony >from Yad Vashem submitted in 1999 by a close
relative of mine, who I never knew about. Her name is shown as Shayndle Anglikan
(aleph-nun-gimel-lamed-kof-sof nun), although the last letter is possible a
"vav". Shayndle gives testimony about her mother, Golda Laya "Wiewadska", nee
Zawadzka. When I attempted to call the phone number shown on the Page of
Testimony, a recording indicated that the number was no longer in service.

I would greatly appreciate any help in locating Shayndle or any of her
relatives.

Howard Lewin
East Northport, NY
USA

Searching ZAWADZKI/ZAWADZKA: Pajeczno, Lodz, Radomsko, Czestochowa (All
Poland)

Re: Question on Polish Aliyah passports #general

Jrbaston
 

Leslie Weinberg asked a number of questions about
the Polish Aliyah Passport data in the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland database.

More information about the passports can be found at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/jhi/jri-jhi-aliyah-passport.htm

The town of birth and town of residence is listed in the
passport data. Copies of the passports may be ordered
from the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
Although regulations required that all of these special
passports be returned to the Polish Consulate, not all
were returned, so a family member may have emigrated
to Mandate Palestine, kept his/her passport, and would
not be in this file.

Judy Baston, Coordinator
JRI-Poland Aliyah Passport Project

<<
Was checking the list to see if I could find surnames >from Tyczyn -
still trying to identify my grandfather's nephew, whose name is unknown.
I am aware that it is not a complete list, since it hinged on emigrants
returning their passports to Poland once they got their papers in
Israel, but I have some questions. I find only one name >from Tyczyn,
Poland, and I believe this man is the wrong age, but I found twenty-four
names >from Rzeszow. If the person lived in Tyczyn, would the passport
have been issued there, or could it have been issued in Rzeszow? Were
there people who left Poland during that time for Israel who might not
have had passports at all? If the person left Poland and went
elsewhere, I would assume I would be looking for a passport in a
haystack, but somehow I feel he went straight >from Poland to Israel.
The list is >from 1929-1939. Was it still possible for Jews to get out
of Tyczyn after that? Leslie Weinberg

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question on Polish Aliyah passports #general

Jrbaston
 

Leslie Weinberg asked a number of questions about
the Polish Aliyah Passport data in the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland database.

More information about the passports can be found at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/jhi/jri-jhi-aliyah-passport.htm

The town of birth and town of residence is listed in the
passport data. Copies of the passports may be ordered
from the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
Although regulations required that all of these special
passports be returned to the Polish Consulate, not all
were returned, so a family member may have emigrated
to Mandate Palestine, kept his/her passport, and would
not be in this file.

Judy Baston, Coordinator
JRI-Poland Aliyah Passport Project

<<
Was checking the list to see if I could find surnames >from Tyczyn -
still trying to identify my grandfather's nephew, whose name is unknown.
I am aware that it is not a complete list, since it hinged on emigrants
returning their passports to Poland once they got their papers in
Israel, but I have some questions. I find only one name >from Tyczyn,
Poland, and I believe this man is the wrong age, but I found twenty-four
names >from Rzeszow. If the person lived in Tyczyn, would the passport
have been issued there, or could it have been issued in Rzeszow? Were
there people who left Poland during that time for Israel who might not
have had passports at all? If the person left Poland and went
elsewhere, I would assume I would be looking for a passport in a
haystack, but somehow I feel he went straight >from Poland to Israel.
The list is >from 1929-1939. Was it still possible for Jews to get out
of Tyczyn after that? Leslie Weinberg

January Meeting of The Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia #general

Ed Goldberg <koulmiolfi@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia will hold its next
meeting on

Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 7:30p.m.

at the Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak Street, Vancouver B.C.
****

The video *Return to my Shtetl Delatyn* will be featured.

Award winner Dutch producer/director Willy Lindwer, and his daughter,
accompanied his father back to Galicia (now Poland/Unkraine) in search of
his father's shtetl Delatyn. Sixty-one years after he left, Berl Nachim
Lindwer wanted to see the house where he had grown up, and again walk the
streets of his beloved shtetl. In his pilgrimage, his journey takes him to
Cracow, Przemsyl, Lvov (Lemberg), Stryj, and Bolechov. This video
portrays shtetl life, both before and after the Holocaust.

Don't miss this unique historic film of pre-war shtetl life, with detailed
footage of this emotional pilgrimage.

N.B. This e-mail has been sent using a disposable e-mail address that will
expire in one weeks time. I may be also be contacted at egoli AT telus.net

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen January Meeting of The Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia #general

Ed Goldberg <koulmiolfi@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia will hold its next
meeting on

Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 7:30p.m.

at the Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak Street, Vancouver B.C.
****

The video *Return to my Shtetl Delatyn* will be featured.

Award winner Dutch producer/director Willy Lindwer, and his daughter,
accompanied his father back to Galicia (now Poland/Unkraine) in search of
his father's shtetl Delatyn. Sixty-one years after he left, Berl Nachim
Lindwer wanted to see the house where he had grown up, and again walk the
streets of his beloved shtetl. In his pilgrimage, his journey takes him to
Cracow, Przemsyl, Lvov (Lemberg), Stryj, and Bolechov. This video
portrays shtetl life, both before and after the Holocaust.

Don't miss this unique historic film of pre-war shtetl life, with detailed
footage of this emotional pilgrimage.

N.B. This e-mail has been sent using a disposable e-mail address that will
expire in one weeks time. I may be also be contacted at egoli AT telus.net

Sonderschule der Stadt Wien fuer Rassisch und Politisch #austria-czech

Oliver Bryk <oliverbryk@...>
 

One of my New Year's resolutions is to ask for help in locating former
classmates of the "Sonderschule der Stadt Wien fuer Rassisch und Politisch
Verfolgte." I attended this school together with about 30 others from
1945-1947 and obtained the Matura in order to enroll at the University of
Vienna. Some of my fellow students only had their uniforms >from Tito's
partisans to wear, some were marked with the infamous tattoos, and none of
us youngsters wanted to talk about our experiences but just get on with our
lives.

To its credit, the City of Vienna established this Gymnasium equivalent for
survivors who had not been able to complete their high school education
under the Nazis; it was a crash program that made up for four years in two.
A couple of years ago I corresponded with several officials at the City's
Department of Education (the "Stadtschulrat") who were embarrassed to admit
that they had no records that this school, which I described to them as
having been located a few blocks down >from Berggasse 19, ever existed
(although there is a school building in that area.) Consequently the
Stadtschulrat could not help me with my classmates' names and I do not
remember any of them.

I shall be most grateful for any suggestions in locating former students of
the Sonderschule.

With best wishes for 2005,
Oliver Bryk, San Francisco, California.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Sonderschule der Stadt Wien fuer Rassisch und Politisch #austria-czech

Oliver Bryk <oliverbryk@...>
 

One of my New Year's resolutions is to ask for help in locating former
classmates of the "Sonderschule der Stadt Wien fuer Rassisch und Politisch
Verfolgte." I attended this school together with about 30 others from
1945-1947 and obtained the Matura in order to enroll at the University of
Vienna. Some of my fellow students only had their uniforms >from Tito's
partisans to wear, some were marked with the infamous tattoos, and none of
us youngsters wanted to talk about our experiences but just get on with our
lives.

To its credit, the City of Vienna established this Gymnasium equivalent for
survivors who had not been able to complete their high school education
under the Nazis; it was a crash program that made up for four years in two.
A couple of years ago I corresponded with several officials at the City's
Department of Education (the "Stadtschulrat") who were embarrassed to admit
that they had no records that this school, which I described to them as
having been located a few blocks down >from Berggasse 19, ever existed
(although there is a school building in that area.) Consequently the
Stadtschulrat could not help me with my classmates' names and I do not
remember any of them.

I shall be most grateful for any suggestions in locating former students of
the Sonderschule.

With best wishes for 2005,
Oliver Bryk, San Francisco, California.

Re: Klepy [Gossip] - an epic tale of *holocaust ephemera survival* Updated #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I am resubmitting this posting as I made two errors in
it which I would not wish to be perpetuated {like
classic textbook errors which are carried through
generations}. As this posting is so important
historically and we have no idea what will happen to
our Bohemia-Moravia/Austria-Czech SIG message archive
in the future - I would like this version to be the
final one. Unless of course we make more exciting
discoveries in the future.

As readers of this Special Interest Group [SIG] know,
I do not find it hard to write postings on a wide
variety of subjects. I have just written about
postcards that have survived the holocaust and here is
an epic tale of *holocaust ephemera survival* from
Bohemia.

There is one subject which I knew I had to write about
but which I keep putting off. The reason is quite
simple - it concerns a member of our SIG, John Freund
of Toronto. I have not met John personally, but he
made a great effort to deliver a book "The Underground
Reporters" [Kathy Kacer, Second Story Press 2004 ISBN
1-896764-85-1] to my son in NY six weeks ago.

When a "children's"? book receives a glowing review
from a historian of the stature of Sir Martin Gilbert*
who wrote to John and described the book as one of
the most powerful books he has read on the Holocaust
and beautifully written .. we definitely have to sit
up and take notice.

I do not consider this to be a book solely for
children. The book concerns John and his childhood
friends in Ceske Budejovice [Budweis], Bohemia. John
survived the holocaust but his parents Dr Gustav and
Erna FREUND [nee JUNG] and brother Karel tragically
did not. John was one of the few survivors of this
town. John's experiences were horrendous - he met
Mengele once, on 6 July 1944, at the selection process
and knew some of the messenger boys for the infamous
Doctor. Thirty four Birkenau Boys still survive,
spread throughout the world. John keeps in touch with
them.

The book is about the 22 editions of a newspaper,
Klepy, that the youngsters of Budejovice wrote before
they were deported. Klepy is one of the few Czech
words I now know - it means *gossip*. This is not just
an ordinary newspaper; it was very professionally
edited by a team of handsome teenagers: Ruda STADLER,
Karli HIRSCH, Rudi FURTH and Jiri FURTH. They were
desperate that Klepy survives and hid the complete
bundle with a friendly Christian housekeeper, Thereza.
After the war she returned them to survivor, Irene
STADLER [Ruda's sister]. In 1989, after an absence
of 41 years, John Freund returned to Bohemia and
visited Irene in Prague. He found that all 22 issues
of Klepy had miraculously survived.

Another exciting discovery is that Maud Michal BEER
[STECKELMACHER], an Israeli member of our SIG,
also knew Irene STADLER who was her beloved
Betreuerin [House mother] in the girls' home L410 in
Theresienstadt. Maud also visited Irene in Prague.

This is what I wrote to John and I reproduce it with
his permission: "So tragic, yet so triumphant. It is
true that books can be burnt but the letters live on
and here the "books" have also miraculously survived
and the "letters" are a testimony to the wonderful
young people who helped create **KLEPY** and
who never came back.

And you were there as a sort of "guardian angel" to
help bring them back to life.

They are now not forgotten and they will remain in our
minds, always, as creative and fulfilled lives ..very
short, but nevertheless fulfilled. After all, there
are many people who live a full life span and really
leave very little behind.

All your friends would be chuckling and laughing if
they knew what their newspaper had achieved. What
more can I say as the tears roll down my face?"

Celia Male [UK]

* References

1. Martin Gilbert: enter his name in your browser.
Martin Gilbert is professor of Holocaust Studies at
University College, London. He is the author of many
books, including Final Journey, The Holocaust: The
Jewish Tragedy; & Atlas of the Holocaust.

2. The Underground Reporters [nb long url]
http://www.secondstorypress.on.ca/youngadult/
underground/underground.html

3. John FREUND
http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin/f-eng4.htm

4. Mengele messengers - see also
http://www.qmag.org/ideart00.html
and one long url
http://chs.cusd.claremont.edu/~corchard/report/mengele
story.html

5. Maud BEER STECKELMACHER
http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin/d-k1g.htm

6. Klepy is now kept by the Jewish Museum Prague

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Klepy [Gossip] - an epic tale of *holocaust ephemera survival* Updated #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I am resubmitting this posting as I made two errors in
it which I would not wish to be perpetuated {like
classic textbook errors which are carried through
generations}. As this posting is so important
historically and we have no idea what will happen to
our Bohemia-Moravia/Austria-Czech SIG message archive
in the future - I would like this version to be the
final one. Unless of course we make more exciting
discoveries in the future.

As readers of this Special Interest Group [SIG] know,
I do not find it hard to write postings on a wide
variety of subjects. I have just written about
postcards that have survived the holocaust and here is
an epic tale of *holocaust ephemera survival* from
Bohemia.

There is one subject which I knew I had to write about
but which I keep putting off. The reason is quite
simple - it concerns a member of our SIG, John Freund
of Toronto. I have not met John personally, but he
made a great effort to deliver a book "The Underground
Reporters" [Kathy Kacer, Second Story Press 2004 ISBN
1-896764-85-1] to my son in NY six weeks ago.

When a "children's"? book receives a glowing review
from a historian of the stature of Sir Martin Gilbert*
who wrote to John and described the book as one of
the most powerful books he has read on the Holocaust
and beautifully written .. we definitely have to sit
up and take notice.

I do not consider this to be a book solely for
children. The book concerns John and his childhood
friends in Ceske Budejovice [Budweis], Bohemia. John
survived the holocaust but his parents Dr Gustav and
Erna FREUND [nee JUNG] and brother Karel tragically
did not. John was one of the few survivors of this
town. John's experiences were horrendous - he met
Mengele once, on 6 July 1944, at the selection process
and knew some of the messenger boys for the infamous
Doctor. Thirty four Birkenau Boys still survive,
spread throughout the world. John keeps in touch with
them.

The book is about the 22 editions of a newspaper,
Klepy, that the youngsters of Budejovice wrote before
they were deported. Klepy is one of the few Czech
words I now know - it means *gossip*. This is not just
an ordinary newspaper; it was very professionally
edited by a team of handsome teenagers: Ruda STADLER,
Karli HIRSCH, Rudi FURTH and Jiri FURTH. They were
desperate that Klepy survives and hid the complete
bundle with a friendly Christian housekeeper, Thereza.
After the war she returned them to survivor, Irene
STADLER [Ruda's sister]. In 1989, after an absence
of 41 years, John Freund returned to Bohemia and
visited Irene in Prague. He found that all 22 issues
of Klepy had miraculously survived.

Another exciting discovery is that Maud Michal BEER
[STECKELMACHER], an Israeli member of our SIG,
also knew Irene STADLER who was her beloved
Betreuerin [House mother] in the girls' home L410 in
Theresienstadt. Maud also visited Irene in Prague.

This is what I wrote to John and I reproduce it with
his permission: "So tragic, yet so triumphant. It is
true that books can be burnt but the letters live on
and here the "books" have also miraculously survived
and the "letters" are a testimony to the wonderful
young people who helped create **KLEPY** and
who never came back.

And you were there as a sort of "guardian angel" to
help bring them back to life.

They are now not forgotten and they will remain in our
minds, always, as creative and fulfilled lives ..very
short, but nevertheless fulfilled. After all, there
are many people who live a full life span and really
leave very little behind.

All your friends would be chuckling and laughing if
they knew what their newspaper had achieved. What
more can I say as the tears roll down my face?"

Celia Male [UK]

* References

1. Martin Gilbert: enter his name in your browser.
Martin Gilbert is professor of Holocaust Studies at
University College, London. He is the author of many
books, including Final Journey, The Holocaust: The
Jewish Tragedy; & Atlas of the Holocaust.

2. The Underground Reporters [nb long url]
http://www.secondstorypress.on.ca/youngadult/
underground/underground.html

3. John FREUND
http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin/f-eng4.htm

4. Mengele messengers - see also
http://www.qmag.org/ideart00.html
and one long url
http://chs.cusd.claremont.edu/~corchard/report/mengele
story.html

5. Maud BEER STECKELMACHER
http://www.cet.ac.il/terezin/d-k1g.htm

6. Klepy is now kept by the Jewish Museum Prague

Blue Danube, Immendorf and Looted Art #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Am I the only one who found the strains of the "Blue
Danube" played when one rang the National Fond in
Vienna very distasteful?

Those members of our SIG who were listening to the New
Year's Day concert >from Vienna on BBC Radio 3 were in
for a real treat - no, I do not mean the music and the
venue which will leave bitter-sweet memories for many
of us with Viennese forebears. I am referring to the
interval talk: A monologue for radio by Rufus Stone,
performed by Patience Tomlinson:

July 1945. Schloss Immendorf is on fire, set alight by
retreating Nazis. Inside, priceless works of art are
being reduced to ashes, including many paintings by
Vienna's star painter Gustav Klimt. Outside, Klimt's
lifelong companion Emilie FLOGE watches - and
remembers.

I have been unable to find out much about Emilie but
she is described as a fashion designer and Klimt's
muse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/speechanddrama/pip/hbesp/index.shtml

A beautiful piece - remembering the many Jewish art
patrons of Vienna whose art works were plundered by
the Nazis. The LEDERER family was particularly singled
out [see Sophie Lillie's book "Was Einmal war"].

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find it as a
relistenable item >from BBC Radio 3.

Celia Male [UK]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Blue Danube, Immendorf and Looted Art #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Am I the only one who found the strains of the "Blue
Danube" played when one rang the National Fond in
Vienna very distasteful?

Those members of our SIG who were listening to the New
Year's Day concert >from Vienna on BBC Radio 3 were in
for a real treat - no, I do not mean the music and the
venue which will leave bitter-sweet memories for many
of us with Viennese forebears. I am referring to the
interval talk: A monologue for radio by Rufus Stone,
performed by Patience Tomlinson:

July 1945. Schloss Immendorf is on fire, set alight by
retreating Nazis. Inside, priceless works of art are
being reduced to ashes, including many paintings by
Vienna's star painter Gustav Klimt. Outside, Klimt's
lifelong companion Emilie FLOGE watches - and
remembers.

I have been unable to find out much about Emilie but
she is described as a fashion designer and Klimt's
muse.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/speechanddrama/pip/hbesp/index.shtml

A beautiful piece - remembering the many Jewish art
patrons of Vienna whose art works were plundered by
the Nazis. The LEDERER family was particularly singled
out [see Sophie Lillie's book "Was Einmal war"].

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find it as a
relistenable item >from BBC Radio 3.

Celia Male [UK]