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Re: Maiming to Avoid the Russian Draft?

Jane Foss
 

My paternal great uncle was said to have given himself a hernia and so avoided the draft but my gf, his brother, was drafted..sent to fort in Lvov

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bruce Drake
 

Poverty was a constant in the shtetls of Europe. Many were born to it, others fell into it. The latter was the case for Reb Benyamin the Tailor, a specialist in sewing by hand who was once overloaded with work until the arrival of tailors with sewing machines. But the poignance of this excerpt from the Yizkor book of Czyzew-Osada is the pain he felt about the grim situation that befell a family with no money and in debt. “What will happen to them?” asked his wife, holding in the tears and pointing to the two boys, shriveled, with small, pale faces who stood near her holding on to her dress and the nursing child in her arms. “There is not a groshn of money in the house, not even a piece of bread.”
But Reb Benyamin could not hold back the tears as he trudged to the nearby villages to see if he could find some sewing work among the peasants. Suffering poverty was not new to him, but “a man can only cry like this under oppressive need when the heart melts looking at his hungry and naked, shriveled small children.” 


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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

JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #rabbinic

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #scandinavia

Nancy Holden
 

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #sephardic

Nancy Holden
 

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #yizkorbooks

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Nancy Holden
 

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #dna

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #latvia

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #ukraine

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Re: Maiming to Avoid the Russian Draft?

Jack Berger
 

The story about maiming circulated in my family as well. When my great-uncle was examined by a doctor, back in Russian Poland the doctor told my great-grandmother (his mother) that he could maim my great-uncle if she so desired. She refused the offer and made it possible for him to emigrate to America. Because of this my great-uncle eventually brought the remainder of his family (including his mother) to America, and is why I can write this to you today.

Requesting help with Dutch translation #france

Rivka Horowitz
 

I would greatly appreciate help with translation of 3 Dutch documents
relating to my cousin Samuel BALIN's immigration papers processed in
Antwerp. These 3 documents (part handwritten and printed) were part
of an immigration packet I found for him >from 1926 prior to his
immigration to the US. Here are the 3 links to the documents at
ViewMate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76591
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76592
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76593

I would be very grateful for any help you can provide.
Thank you.
Rivka Horowitz
Niantic, CT
USA

JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #france

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #romania

Nancy Holden
 

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #yiddish

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Re: DNA ethnicity

Isabel Cymerman
 

I agree with Boris.  I know a cousin who married a Catholic during the war and was saved but only if she converted.   The priest asked her to convert and she did.

Isabel  Cymerman
Southbury, CT

Re: Trying to contact Yulia Prokop

cohen.izzy@...
 

It is a gmail.com address:
yulia13.prokop@...

JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #courland #latvia

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JewishGen Education offers new class February 2 - February 23 #southafrica

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Feb. 5: genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #austria-czech

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute and Gesher Galicia.

Family History Today: Jewish Students, Medical Globetrotters, and Persevering
Women
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 PM
Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: Andrew Zalewski, vice president of Gesher Galicia, will explain how
he uncovered the surprising history of Galician Jewish doctors through archival
research - and how this case can inform your family history search.

Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors,
and Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at zalewski.bpt.me or
800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian at the Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)