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Ilya Zeldes Posting Re Extraordinary Commission #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Genners

Ilya Zeldes asked about the Extraordinary Commission Reports. They are
available both >from Yad Vashem and the U S Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington DC. Mention your town name and either will makes copies.
I have gotten excerpts with only family names >from Yad Vashem, and I
would guess U S H M M would send you the same, or complete town lists.
Of course, the names are in Cyrillic so you'll have to get them translated
unless you already know Russian.

Copying charges are inexpensive.

Joe Fibel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ilya Zeldes Posting Re Extraordinary Commission #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Genners

Ilya Zeldes asked about the Extraordinary Commission Reports. They are
available both >from Yad Vashem and the U S Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington DC. Mention your town name and either will makes copies.
I have gotten excerpts with only family names >from Yad Vashem, and I
would guess U S H M M would send you the same, or complete town lists.
Of course, the names are in Cyrillic so you'll have to get them translated
unless you already know Russian.

Copying charges are inexpensive.

Joe Fibel


Re: Holocaust victims Israeli assets - new site - someone please phone #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/20/2007 wilsonettes@... writes:

<< You can read the article in English - www.haaretz.com (English version) -
which then gives the link to people's names, country of birth etc.
- www.hashava.org.il

<< Unfortunately at the moment the link to English on the hashava site is
not
working, for those who do not read Hebrew just scroll down the page and to
the right enter the last column, this will bring you the relevant pages.. >>

== Thank you, Patrcia for drawing our attention to this.
The article can be found at Ha'aretz,
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/873069.html.
The link is in the right-hand column.

==Unfortunately, that lands us at the same site, www.hashava.org.il
-- where all hyperlinks, Heb & Eng, appear to be dead. There is no
information on how to contact this organization except by phone.

==I could find neither address nor email for hashava. The phone number is
given in area code 03 (Tel Aviv). Would someone please call them and alert
them to the problem? And please post an email link to them, on this List?

==Thanks to all.

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Holocaust victims Israeli assets - new site - someone please phone #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/20/2007 wilsonettes@... writes:

<< You can read the article in English - www.haaretz.com (English version) -
which then gives the link to people's names, country of birth etc.
- www.hashava.org.il

<< Unfortunately at the moment the link to English on the hashava site is
not
working, for those who do not read Hebrew just scroll down the page and to
the right enter the last column, this will bring you the relevant pages.. >>

== Thank you, Patrcia for drawing our attention to this.
The article can be found at Ha'aretz,
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/873069.html.
The link is in the right-hand column.

==Unfortunately, that lands us at the same site, www.hashava.org.il
-- where all hyperlinks, Heb & Eng, appear to be dead. There is no
information on how to contact this organization except by phone.

==I could find neither address nor email for hashava. The phone number is
given in area code 03 (Tel Aviv). Would someone please call them and alert
them to the problem? And please post an email link to them, on this List?

==Thanks to all.

Michael Bernet


Vital Records and the JGFF #hungary

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

It occurs to me that many people who are researching towns within
pre-Trianon Hungary may not have entered their research interest into the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF).

The JGFF is a database that lists the surnames and towns that various people
are researching. One can query this database either by surname or by town
name. More information on the JGFF can be found on JewishGen's web site.

Entering your information into the JGFF is extremely important. Not only
does it enable you to potentially connect with others researching the same
towns and/or surnames, but the Hungarian Vital records Project uses the JGFF
to determine which towns are to be transcribed, and it is the source we use
to contact people to assist with performing the transcriptions.

We urge all those researching towns in pre-Trianon Hungary to make sure you
have entered all towns and surnames into the JGFF. The more people
researching a town, the more likely we are to transcribe that town's vital
records. And the JGFF is the primary means we use to determine who to
contact about transcribing those records.

Thanks,

Sam Schleman
Project Coordinator
Hungarian Vital Records project


Hungary SIG #Hungary Vital Records and the JGFF #hungary

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

It occurs to me that many people who are researching towns within
pre-Trianon Hungary may not have entered their research interest into the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF).

The JGFF is a database that lists the surnames and towns that various people
are researching. One can query this database either by surname or by town
name. More information on the JGFF can be found on JewishGen's web site.

Entering your information into the JGFF is extremely important. Not only
does it enable you to potentially connect with others researching the same
towns and/or surnames, but the Hungarian Vital records Project uses the JGFF
to determine which towns are to be transcribed, and it is the source we use
to contact people to assist with performing the transcriptions.

We urge all those researching towns in pre-Trianon Hungary to make sure you
have entered all towns and surnames into the JGFF. The more people
researching a town, the more likely we are to transcribe that town's vital
records. And the JGFF is the primary means we use to determine who to
contact about transcribing those records.

Thanks,

Sam Schleman
Project Coordinator
Hungarian Vital Records project


Dr. Erno Schwarcz, Miskolc #hungary

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners

I read a couple of days ago that the topic was set to the deportataion of Jews >from Miskolc.
Therefore I would kindly ask if there is somebody who survived the deportation of June 12, 1944 - or knows anything about it or could tell me something about the following persons: Dr. Ernö Schwarcz, Miskolc, lawyer, 59 years of age; his son, Endre Schwarcz, 17 years old at that time. Both were deported that day - and under not know circumstances they managed to take refuge to Budapest. Both were killed in Budapest in December 1944. Dr. Schwarcz' wife, Erzsebet Schwarcz, was also deported in June 12, 1944 and finally transported to Lichtenau. She died there in 1945. Is there anybody who might tell me something about her?
Dr. Ernö Schwarz was my grandfather.

Thank you very much for your help.

Giselle Bodziony, Zürich


Hungary SIG #Hungary Dr. Erno Schwarcz, Miskolc #hungary

Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners

I read a couple of days ago that the topic was set to the deportataion of Jews >from Miskolc.
Therefore I would kindly ask if there is somebody who survived the deportation of June 12, 1944 - or knows anything about it or could tell me something about the following persons: Dr. Ernö Schwarcz, Miskolc, lawyer, 59 years of age; his son, Endre Schwarcz, 17 years old at that time. Both were deported that day - and under not know circumstances they managed to take refuge to Budapest. Both were killed in Budapest in December 1944. Dr. Schwarcz' wife, Erzsebet Schwarcz, was also deported in June 12, 1944 and finally transported to Lichtenau. She died there in 1945. Is there anybody who might tell me something about her?
Dr. Ernö Schwarz was my grandfather.

Thank you very much for your help.

Giselle Bodziony, Zürich


Seeking Abraham POLAK #germany

Hans Martin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Looking for Abraham POLAK >from Wankheim near Tuebingen in Germany, born
March 31st, 1840. Emmigrated to USA in 1855. Very best,

Hansmartin Unger St Galen, Switz.


German SIG #Germany Seeking Abraham POLAK #germany

Hans Martin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Looking for Abraham POLAK >from Wankheim near Tuebingen in Germany, born
March 31st, 1840. Emmigrated to USA in 1855. Very best,

Hansmartin Unger St Galen, Switz.


Count Elkan of Elkansville, Germany #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,
I recently was given a letter written to his children in 1957 by my
1st cousin, once removed, Herbert Florian PHILIPSBORN (1889-1969).
In this letter, whose topic is the "religious and cultural background"
of the family, he mentions that his grandmother, my great-grandmother,
Regina SCHMALBACH GATTMAN(N) (Schwanfeld, 1826-Chicago, 1901)"was a first
cousin of Count Elkan of Elkansille, Germany, and while living in Budapest
[this would have been betw. 1850-1870] and she inherited 50,000 Gulden >from him."

I have been able to find no such count or Graf, nor a town by that name.
Would there be a town or area (county?) with such a Hebrew name in Germany?

The Elkan name appears to be a patronymic among Regina's ancestors:
Her grandfather was Hohna Elkan GUTMANN and her great-grandfather was
Hirsch Elkan GUTMANN. The only first cousins I have for Regina would be the
children of her two aunts, both of whom married men >from the SCHLOSS family.
I have no further Elkan information and would appreciate any GerSig insights.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, CA, USA <judigenie@...>


German SIG #Germany Count Elkan of Elkansville, Germany #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,
I recently was given a letter written to his children in 1957 by my
1st cousin, once removed, Herbert Florian PHILIPSBORN (1889-1969).
In this letter, whose topic is the "religious and cultural background"
of the family, he mentions that his grandmother, my great-grandmother,
Regina SCHMALBACH GATTMAN(N) (Schwanfeld, 1826-Chicago, 1901)"was a first
cousin of Count Elkan of Elkansille, Germany, and while living in Budapest
[this would have been betw. 1850-1870] and she inherited 50,000 Gulden >from him."

I have been able to find no such count or Graf, nor a town by that name.
Would there be a town or area (county?) with such a Hebrew name in Germany?

The Elkan name appears to be a patronymic among Regina's ancestors:
Her grandfather was Hohna Elkan GUTMANN and her great-grandfather was
Hirsch Elkan GUTMANN. The only first cousins I have for Regina would be the
children of her two aunts, both of whom married men >from the SCHLOSS family.
I have no further Elkan information and would appreciate any GerSig insights.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, CA, USA <judigenie@...>


Georg MOSSON (MOSESSOHN) #germany

Oliver Bryk <oliverbryk@...>
 

GEORG MOSSON (actually MOSESSOHN) was a painter of still lifes in the early
part of the 20th century in Berlin; he was a member of the "Berliner
Sezession". I shall be grateful for any information or clues about his ancestry
so that I can determine whether he is one of my distant MOSSON relatives, named
MOSESSOHN a few generations ago when they immigrated >from Berlin.

Oliver Bryk, San Francisco <oliverbryk@...>


German SIG #Germany Georg MOSSON (MOSESSOHN) #germany

Oliver Bryk <oliverbryk@...>
 

GEORG MOSSON (actually MOSESSOHN) was a painter of still lifes in the early
part of the 20th century in Berlin; he was a member of the "Berliner
Sezession". I shall be grateful for any information or clues about his ancestry
so that I can determine whether he is one of my distant MOSSON relatives, named
MOSESSOHN a few generations ago when they immigrated >from Berlin.

Oliver Bryk, San Francisco <oliverbryk@...>


Proposed Amendments to LitvakSIG Bylaws #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Dues-paying members of LitvakSIG will have the opportunity to vote on
several Bylaws changes that affect the way LitvakSIG members vote in their
annual elections As noted, two of these Bylaws amendments will become
effective on July 17, 2007, in time to affect the coming election for
LitvakSIG Board of Directors. Two additional Bylaws amendments will become
effective after the election.

This announcement provides the minimum ten days' required notice before
email voting. Ballots will be sent by email to everyone whose dues are paid
as of July 1, 2007. Those who do not vote by email, and new members who
join the LitvakSIG at the IAJGS Conference, may vote in person at our
meeting on July 17, 2007. Each amendment will require the support of 51%
of those voting to be adopted.

These amendments reflect many hours of discussion by the LitvakSIG Bylaws
Committee -- Mike Posnick, Sam Aaron, Judy Baston and David Hoffman --
as well as discussion and approval by the Board of Directors.

We are providing you the proposed new language, the way the Bylaws now read,
and the rationale for the change.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

David Hoffman, Chair
LitvakSIG Nominating Committee
DBH123435@...


Proposed Amendments to LitvakSIG, Inc. Bylaws: June 20, 2007

Article IV - Board of Directors
Section B. Number, Tenure and Qualifications.
Paragraph 2:

New Bylaw:
[To take effect July 17, 2007]
The elected Directors shall serve three-year terms. One-third of the
Directors shall be elected each year. To implement this, after the 2007
election, one-third of the directors will serve one-year terms, one-third
of the directors elected will serve two-year terms, and one-third will
serve three-year terms.

Directors shall serve a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms; after
leaving the Board for a year, one may seek election to the Board again.

This will replace:
In order to provide for leadership continuity, the President will serve for
two years, and the other elected directors will serve for one year. Half the
appointed directors will serve for two years, and half will serve for one
year term.

Rationale: Three-year terms provide for more stability and commitment
compared to one-year terms. Electing one-third of the board each year
provides for continuity. Limiting Directors to three terms (nine years)
and providing an opportunity for new members to join the Board every year,
allows the election of new Directors with new energy and ideas to serve.

Article V -
Nominations and Elections
Section K.

New Bylaw:
To take effect July 17, 2007

The election of the Board of Directors shall take place by electronic means
(email) during July or August of each year. Electronic voting will begin two
weeks before, and continue until the first day of the IAJGS conference each
year; members who have not already voted electronically and new members may
cast ballots during the LitvakSIG meeting at the annual IAJGS conference.

Rationale:
Voting by electronic means is legal according to Iowa law and it has been
the custom of the LitvakSIG; because it is more inclusive and democratic we
want to affirm that as an international internet membership organization
this will be our primary means of voting.

New Bylaw:
[To take effect after the 2007 election]
Proxies shall not be allowed in any elections of candidates to the Board of
Directors; however, the LitvakSIG Board may authorize proxies in other
limited circumstances/matters to be voted upon.

This will replace:
The election of the Board of Directors shall be held at the July general
meeting. The board members elected shall take office on August 1st of the
following year.

Rationale: Since all members will have the opportunity to cast their own
vote for Directors via email, there is no need for proxies to be used at
the annual meeting.

Section J.

New Bylaw:
[To take effect after the 2007 election]
Additional candidates who are dues-paying Members in good standing, may
submit their names and biographical statements at least 10 days prior to the
election and they will be included on the ballot, in addition to the
candidates chosen by the nominating committee.

This will replace:
Additional nominations to the Board of Directors may be made at the July
general meeting. Any person nominated >from the floor must either be present
and orally agree to serve or have signed a written acceptance that is
available for inspection at this meeting.

Rationale: Elections will take place via email so that all of the members
may participate rather than only at the LitvakSIG meeting during the IAJGS
conference. If candidates are nominated >from the floor during the annual
conference meeting, they will not be on the ballot that is sent to the
majority of members who are voting via email prior to the conference. By
providing a means for candidates to nominate themselves in time to be
included on the ballot, all the voting members will have the opportunity
to vote on all candidates.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Proposed Amendments to LitvakSIG Bylaws #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Dues-paying members of LitvakSIG will have the opportunity to vote on
several Bylaws changes that affect the way LitvakSIG members vote in their
annual elections As noted, two of these Bylaws amendments will become
effective on July 17, 2007, in time to affect the coming election for
LitvakSIG Board of Directors. Two additional Bylaws amendments will become
effective after the election.

This announcement provides the minimum ten days' required notice before
email voting. Ballots will be sent by email to everyone whose dues are paid
as of July 1, 2007. Those who do not vote by email, and new members who
join the LitvakSIG at the IAJGS Conference, may vote in person at our
meeting on July 17, 2007. Each amendment will require the support of 51%
of those voting to be adopted.

These amendments reflect many hours of discussion by the LitvakSIG Bylaws
Committee -- Mike Posnick, Sam Aaron, Judy Baston and David Hoffman --
as well as discussion and approval by the Board of Directors.

We are providing you the proposed new language, the way the Bylaws now read,
and the rationale for the change.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

David Hoffman, Chair
LitvakSIG Nominating Committee
DBH123435@...


Proposed Amendments to LitvakSIG, Inc. Bylaws: June 20, 2007

Article IV - Board of Directors
Section B. Number, Tenure and Qualifications.
Paragraph 2:

New Bylaw:
[To take effect July 17, 2007]
The elected Directors shall serve three-year terms. One-third of the
Directors shall be elected each year. To implement this, after the 2007
election, one-third of the directors will serve one-year terms, one-third
of the directors elected will serve two-year terms, and one-third will
serve three-year terms.

Directors shall serve a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms; after
leaving the Board for a year, one may seek election to the Board again.

This will replace:
In order to provide for leadership continuity, the President will serve for
two years, and the other elected directors will serve for one year. Half the
appointed directors will serve for two years, and half will serve for one
year term.

Rationale: Three-year terms provide for more stability and commitment
compared to one-year terms. Electing one-third of the board each year
provides for continuity. Limiting Directors to three terms (nine years)
and providing an opportunity for new members to join the Board every year,
allows the election of new Directors with new energy and ideas to serve.

Article V -
Nominations and Elections
Section K.

New Bylaw:
To take effect July 17, 2007

The election of the Board of Directors shall take place by electronic means
(email) during July or August of each year. Electronic voting will begin two
weeks before, and continue until the first day of the IAJGS conference each
year; members who have not already voted electronically and new members may
cast ballots during the LitvakSIG meeting at the annual IAJGS conference.

Rationale:
Voting by electronic means is legal according to Iowa law and it has been
the custom of the LitvakSIG; because it is more inclusive and democratic we
want to affirm that as an international internet membership organization
this will be our primary means of voting.

New Bylaw:
[To take effect after the 2007 election]
Proxies shall not be allowed in any elections of candidates to the Board of
Directors; however, the LitvakSIG Board may authorize proxies in other
limited circumstances/matters to be voted upon.

This will replace:
The election of the Board of Directors shall be held at the July general
meeting. The board members elected shall take office on August 1st of the
following year.

Rationale: Since all members will have the opportunity to cast their own
vote for Directors via email, there is no need for proxies to be used at
the annual meeting.

Section J.

New Bylaw:
[To take effect after the 2007 election]
Additional candidates who are dues-paying Members in good standing, may
submit their names and biographical statements at least 10 days prior to the
election and they will be included on the ballot, in addition to the
candidates chosen by the nominating committee.

This will replace:
Additional nominations to the Board of Directors may be made at the July
general meeting. Any person nominated >from the floor must either be present
and orally agree to serve or have signed a written acceptance that is
available for inspection at this meeting.

Rationale: Elections will take place via email so that all of the members
may participate rather than only at the LitvakSIG meeting during the IAJGS
conference. If candidates are nominated >from the floor during the annual
conference meeting, they will not be on the ballot that is sent to the
majority of members who are voting via email prior to the conference. By
providing a means for candidates to nominate themselves in time to be
included on the ballot, all the voting members will have the opportunity
to vote on all candidates.


GRYNBERG Hilel Rypin Poland #general

Sara Reichman <sara@...>
 

Shalom

Looking for My father's family: My father is Aron GRYNBERG and we are
searching - Hilel Grynberg, My grandfathers (Moshe) brother, >from Rypin
Poland, left to USA between 1925 and 1932. His daughter 's name - Helen
(one of two).

Hope to get any answer .
Best regards

Sara Reichman (grynberg)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GRYNBERG Hilel Rypin Poland #general

Sara Reichman <sara@...>
 

Shalom

Looking for My father's family: My father is Aron GRYNBERG and we are
searching - Hilel Grynberg, My grandfathers (Moshe) brother, >from Rypin
Poland, left to USA between 1925 and 1932. His daughter 's name - Helen
(one of two).

Hope to get any answer .
Best regards

Sara Reichman (grynberg)


Re: Gradean Autry or Pradean Autry Germany? #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Alan Glazier wrote on 19 jun 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

In trying to discern handwriting on an 1860 US census of a relative we
are certain was >from Germany (surname Weinreb) we found that he
immigrated >from a town that reads like any of the following (poor
handwriting of transcriber):

Gradean Autry, Graolean Autry, Gradlean Autry, Cralean Autry, Praolean
Autry Pradean Autry, Or Pradlean Autry/ Or something like that
There are 5 places called "Autry" in France, none in Germany.
One of the 5 is called: "Pied-d'Autry", being part of Marseille now.

<http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/gbr/dyn/controller/mapPerformPage?
strLocation=Autry&strCountry=eur>

Why not show the text in <http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/>?

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The long URL can also be found at http://tinyurl.com/2g8lah


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gradean Autry or Pradean Autry Germany? #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Alan Glazier wrote on 19 jun 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

In trying to discern handwriting on an 1860 US census of a relative we
are certain was >from Germany (surname Weinreb) we found that he
immigrated >from a town that reads like any of the following (poor
handwriting of transcriber):

Gradean Autry, Graolean Autry, Gradlean Autry, Cralean Autry, Praolean
Autry Pradean Autry, Or Pradlean Autry/ Or something like that
There are 5 places called "Autry" in France, none in Germany.
One of the 5 is called: "Pied-d'Autry", being part of Marseille now.

<http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/gbr/dyn/controller/mapPerformPage?
strLocation=Autry&strCountry=eur>

Why not show the text in <http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/>?

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The long URL can also be found at http://tinyurl.com/2g8lah