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Follow-up on Austrian Citizenship #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Robert Frazer asked for updated information on my posting >from last year's
legislative attempt to allow children and grandchildren of Nazi victims to
become Austrian citizens.
Unfortunately, both bills were voted down last February. See:
https://tinyurl.com/yy3aa243
Original url:
https://www.thejc.com/news/world/austrian-mps-vote-down-law-that-would-have-
granted-passports-to-the-descendants-of-nazi-victims-1.480117

While Chancellor Kurtz was in favor, there is a new chancellor since June 3,
2019, Brigitte Bierlein.
https://www.google.com/search?client=3Dfirefox-b-e&q=3DCHancellor+of+Austria

The Counsel General I was in correspondence with last year has been
transferred to the Austrian Embassy in Australia. I have written to his
successor in Washington DC and if/when I learn if the new government is
interested in this and will introduce similar legislation, I will post it
here on the Austria-Czech SIG.

The aforementioned article >from February 2019 says at the end, prompted by
the opposition's bills, interior minister Herbert Kickl announced they
would bring forwardctheir own draft legislation on the matter by the end of
2019.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

carolmutterperl@...
 

Yes. You need proof but it is possible to reclaim Austrian citizenship.
Call your local Austrian Consulate and I am sure they will provide the
particulars of what you must do. It will involve a lot of running
around to proved you are a legitimate child of your parents and that
your parents were Austrian citizens.
Good luck.

On Sep 3, 2019, at 2:04 AM, Austria-Czech SIG digest
<austriaczech@...> wrote:

Subject: Austrian citizenahip
From: girof@...

Shalom -

Some time ago, it was reported on JewishGen that the
Austrian government was preparing a Bill that would allow
descendants of exiled Austrian Jews to apply for
citizenship. At last reading (maybe a year ago) it was still
ongoing. Does anyone have updated information on this
process?


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia



Is there any English person on the forum who has gained dual
citizenship with Austria as a descendant of a victim of Nazi
persecution.


Re: Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

tompa@...
 

I was in contact with a Sozialarbeiter at the ESRA Psychosoziales
Zentrum in Vienna about this issue in May. What he wrote is this:
"The Austrian government has announced a law change for descendants of
Austrians who were forced to escape because of national socialist
persecution. According to this expected law it should make no
difference if the Austrian origin is derived >from the maternal or
paternal line. However the law change has not yet come into force and
we do not have reliable information when it will come. We hope that it
will come until the end of 2019."

I gathered >from talking with people in Vienna that the outcome of this
new law is far >from certain. I was advised to get in touch with the
ESRA again in November to inquire.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Follow-up on Austrian Citizenship #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Robert Frazer asked for updated information on my posting >from last year's
legislative attempt to allow children and grandchildren of Nazi victims to
become Austrian citizens.
Unfortunately, both bills were voted down last February. See:
https://tinyurl.com/yy3aa243
Original url:
https://www.thejc.com/news/world/austrian-mps-vote-down-law-that-would-have-
granted-passports-to-the-descendants-of-nazi-victims-1.480117

While Chancellor Kurtz was in favor, there is a new chancellor since June 3,
2019, Brigitte Bierlein.
https://www.google.com/search?client=3Dfirefox-b-e&q=3DCHancellor+of+Austria

The Counsel General I was in correspondence with last year has been
transferred to the Austrian Embassy in Australia. I have written to his
successor in Washington DC and if/when I learn if the new government is
interested in this and will introduce similar legislation, I will post it
here on the Austria-Czech SIG.

The aforementioned article >from February 2019 says at the end, prompted by
the opposition's bills, interior minister Herbert Kickl announced they
would bring forwardctheir own draft legislation on the matter by the end of
2019.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

carolmutterperl@...
 

Yes. You need proof but it is possible to reclaim Austrian citizenship.
Call your local Austrian Consulate and I am sure they will provide the
particulars of what you must do. It will involve a lot of running
around to proved you are a legitimate child of your parents and that
your parents were Austrian citizens.
Good luck.

On Sep 3, 2019, at 2:04 AM, Austria-Czech SIG digest
<austriaczech@...> wrote:

Subject: Austrian citizenahip
From: girof@...

Shalom -

Some time ago, it was reported on JewishGen that the
Austrian government was preparing a Bill that would allow
descendants of exiled Austrian Jews to apply for
citizenship. At last reading (maybe a year ago) it was still
ongoing. Does anyone have updated information on this
process?


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia



Is there any English person on the forum who has gained dual
citizenship with Austria as a descendant of a victim of Nazi
persecution.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

tompa@...
 

I was in contact with a Sozialarbeiter at the ESRA Psychosoziales
Zentrum in Vienna about this issue in May. What he wrote is this:
"The Austrian government has announced a law change for descendants of
Austrians who were forced to escape because of national socialist
persecution. According to this expected law it should make no
difference if the Austrian origin is derived >from the maternal or
paternal line. However the law change has not yet come into force and
we do not have reliable information when it will come. We hope that it
will come until the end of 2019."

I gathered >from talking with people in Vienna that the outcome of this
new law is far >from certain. I was advised to get in touch with the
ESRA again in November to inquire.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA


Need German translation on View Mate #general

Karen Schneider <kgschneider@...>
 

Greetings,
Looking for information about Leopold Lucas who married Dorothea Janower. Have
posted a 2-page German marriage record which can be found at the following links on
View Mate: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75043
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75044

Any names, dates, places, relationships that it might contain would be most helpful
to learn. Unfortunately, the image of the document is not the best. But glad to
have found it. Both Leopold and Dorothea died in the Shoah and there is a Nazi
stamped document on p.2 apparently giving Dorothea the name of Sara which had to
have been added long after the marriage. Would also appreciate learning what it
contains.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Karen Gregar Schneider (Illinois)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need German translation on View Mate #general

Karen Schneider <kgschneider@...>
 

Greetings,
Looking for information about Leopold Lucas who married Dorothea Janower. Have
posted a 2-page German marriage record which can be found at the following links on
View Mate: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75043
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75044

Any names, dates, places, relationships that it might contain would be most helpful
to learn. Unfortunately, the image of the document is not the best. But glad to
have found it. Both Leopold and Dorothea died in the Shoah and there is a Nazi
stamped document on p.2 apparently giving Dorothea the name of Sara which had to
have been added long after the marriage. Would also appreciate learning what it
contains.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Karen Gregar Schneider (Illinois)


Visit JewishGen's New Website #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Phyllis Kramer z'l #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

To all JewishGeners

It is with deep grief that I have to tell you that Phyllis Kramer
just passed away. She has been a loyal and deeply loving friend to
JewishGen, to JewishGen education and to those who worked with her
and to all her students .

She will be mourned.

Nancy Holden
JewishGen Education


JewishGen Education offers new class Research in Belarus Sept 6-27 #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer a three week course Research in Belarus
September 6 - September 27. It covers the modern boundaries of
Belarus and includes parts of the former Lithuania, Latvia and
Poland.

This is a personal mentoring class held on a private JewishGen
Forum. Students work one-on-one with the instructor. Students
should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online
and interact with the instructor. This class is open 24/7.

Students must feel comfortable using the computer for database
searches. Tuition is $150.

To enroll:
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Enrollment is limited and registration will close when the course is full.
Send your questions to:
nholden@...

Nancy Holden
Instructor


Phyllis Kramer, z'l #ciechanow #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


#Ciechanow #Poland Visit JewishGen's New Website #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


#Ciechanow #Poland Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


#Ciechanow #Poland Phyllis Kramer z'l #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

To all JewishGeners

It is with deep grief that I have to tell you that Phyllis Kramer
just passed away. She has been a loyal and deeply loving friend to
JewishGen, to JewishGen education and to those who worked with her
and to all her students .

She will be mourned.

Nancy Holden
JewishGen Education


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen Education offers new class Research in Belarus Sept 6-27 #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer a three week course Research in Belarus
September 6 - September 27. It covers the modern boundaries of
Belarus and includes parts of the former Lithuania, Latvia and
Poland.

This is a personal mentoring class held on a private JewishGen
Forum. Students work one-on-one with the instructor. Students
should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online
and interact with the instructor. This class is open 24/7.

Students must feel comfortable using the computer for database
searches. Tuition is $150.

To enroll:
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Enrollment is limited and registration will close when the course is full.
Send your questions to:
nholden@...

Nancy Holden
Instructor


#Ciechanow #Poland Phyllis Kramer, z'l #ciechanow #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Phyllis Kramer, z'l #subcarpathia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Phyllis Kramer, z'l #subcarpathia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org