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Susan HOPKINS - Found - family re-united after 69 years, thank you. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear friends,

On Feb 26 2008 I placed an appeal on this discussion group for help in the search
of a Susan Jacobson HOPKINS whom I believed was the only living relative of an
extremely large family that perished in Riga during the Shoah.

I should like to thank the many genners who responded with ideas and telephone
numbers and am thrilled to report that Susan has indeed been found.

A special thank you has to go to Mr. Joe Mayer President of the Oregon Jewish G
enealogical Society and to Mr. Yehuda bn S.. who went beyond the call of duty in
telephoning and actually finding an e-mail address for Susan.

Susan is now in contact with her cousin here in Israel,Leonore, and through
the wonders of Skype - family in South Africa, Australia and the U.S.A.

In addition I happened to come across a Page of Testimony given by the 1st wife
of another cousin of Leonore, who unfortunately perished in Riga, the submitter
who has since passed away, lived in Israel and I was able to find her daughter,
who with her husband visited Leonore this past weekend and was able to tell her
that she has another cousin Oleg who survived the Shoah and is presently living
in Germany.

After 69 years a family has been re-united through the help of wonderful people
like you all and records made possible to us by Jewishgen.

On behalf of myself, Leonore, her children, grandchildren, extended family, Susan
and Oleg in Germany our heartfelt thanks and remember never give up hope of
finding family!

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider supporting the organization that made this
success possible by going to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and making a (US or Canada tax-deductible) contribution.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Susan HOPKINS - Found - family re-united after 69 years, thank you. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear friends,

On Feb 26 2008 I placed an appeal on this discussion group for help in the search
of a Susan Jacobson HOPKINS whom I believed was the only living relative of an
extremely large family that perished in Riga during the Shoah.

I should like to thank the many genners who responded with ideas and telephone
numbers and am thrilled to report that Susan has indeed been found.

A special thank you has to go to Mr. Joe Mayer President of the Oregon Jewish G
enealogical Society and to Mr. Yehuda bn S.. who went beyond the call of duty in
telephoning and actually finding an e-mail address for Susan.

Susan is now in contact with her cousin here in Israel,Leonore, and through
the wonders of Skype - family in South Africa, Australia and the U.S.A.

In addition I happened to come across a Page of Testimony given by the 1st wife
of another cousin of Leonore, who unfortunately perished in Riga, the submitter
who has since passed away, lived in Israel and I was able to find her daughter,
who with her husband visited Leonore this past weekend and was able to tell her
that she has another cousin Oleg who survived the Shoah and is presently living
in Germany.

After 69 years a family has been re-united through the help of wonderful people
like you all and records made possible to us by Jewishgen.

On behalf of myself, Leonore, her children, grandchildren, extended family, Susan
and Oleg in Germany our heartfelt thanks and remember never give up hope of
finding family!

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider supporting the organization that made this
success possible by going to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and making a (US or Canada tax-deductible) contribution.


Re: h-sig digest: March 09, 2008 Lists and Miskolc #hungary

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

This will be difficult, as I wish to keep within the maxim of Tom Venetiane=
r and his website to never "flame" any person or place, but...

I thank Gabor Hirsch for pointing out the problems of the "list >from a publ=
ication". I actually was shown this publication, at Sip u. of all places. =
Therein I found Ilona ROSENBERG PINTER, the aunt of my mother as being a s=
urvivor. (I have yet to find out what happened to that poor woman who lost=
both of her sons and her son-in-law in the Labor battalions and at the cam=
ps). As I only had a fleeting look at that book, I hoped to see it or the =
information online. But I guess that whatever has been completely transcri=
bed either did not include my grand-aunt, or she somehow was not put on the=
JG website.

Gabor Hirch also referred to the Miskolc website, which I also visited as I=
had Moskovits and Rosenberg cousins there. I find references to oddities,=
such as an 1895-1924 marriage register >from Miskolc in Jerusalem. There i=
s a Jewish community in Miskolc, with a very nice young Rabbi. I remember =
looking for a marriage which took place in 1896 and those pages were missin=
g >from the register, though he had it in the index. Perhaps the copy in Je=
rusalem is more complete? Perhaps it is the same? Perhaps, as in some of =
the RC Churches, the Jewish Registers were kept in duplicate? But I cannot=
go to Jerusalem to find out what they have about Hungary. Why is it not i=
n Hungary, or shared on the web? Or easily accessible?

Finally, the Miskolc site has a list of sources. Not a word about what is =
available in Miskolc at the Jewish Community there, nor at the county archi=
ves (we are asked to go ask - well if I could ask, I would go ask, but my H=
ungarian is not good enough, and my experience with archives in Hungary is =
that one can get varying amounts of information depending on how one asks q=
uestions and >from whom).

And then we are sent once again to the famous (and misspelled) Dohany Stree=
t Jewish Archives, that great fantastic place whose actual location, openin=
g hours and content nobody seems able to verify. (Most will say they saw i=
t, or heard of somebody who was there some time ago, but no verified visits=
in the past 24 months).

As I sort of asked a few weeks ago, is there anybody out there with the clo=
ut and ability and interest, to go to the Budapest Jewish Community or the =
Hungarian Jewish Community, or whoever is really in charge, and try to figu=
re out how to help them to get their act together in terms of dealing with =
the many persons who are desperately seeking information about their relati=
ves?

Peter Bakos
Budapest
PODVINECZ >from Budapest, Nagy Becskerek, Novi Sad/Ujvidek, Vukovar, Modos, =
Baja
ROSENBERG/RACZ/RONAI, HERSCHKOVITS, MOSKOVITS, FISCH/FRISCH >from Abauj-Torn=
a megye
PEABODY/PATZAUER >from Miskolc and Szeged
SCHUSTER/SCHUSZTER >from Papa and Gyor

Moderator: In this case the information about the publication was available on-line at the JewishGen website. The accessibility of records in Budapest is a separate issue. Productive discussions are welcome.


Phone Call Help in Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear All,

Last week I contacted a man >from Levice who might be related to the wife of
a deceased family member. Due to the language barrier I wasn't able to
ascertain whether he has info on the person I was looking for, and am
looking for help >from someone local who would be willing to speak to him.

Reply privately if you can help and I will send you additional info.

Thank you in advance,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: h-sig digest: March 09, 2008 Lists and Miskolc #hungary

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

This will be difficult, as I wish to keep within the maxim of Tom Venetiane=
r and his website to never "flame" any person or place, but...

I thank Gabor Hirsch for pointing out the problems of the "list >from a publ=
ication". I actually was shown this publication, at Sip u. of all places. =
Therein I found Ilona ROSENBERG PINTER, the aunt of my mother as being a s=
urvivor. (I have yet to find out what happened to that poor woman who lost=
both of her sons and her son-in-law in the Labor battalions and at the cam=
ps). As I only had a fleeting look at that book, I hoped to see it or the =
information online. But I guess that whatever has been completely transcri=
bed either did not include my grand-aunt, or she somehow was not put on the=
JG website.

Gabor Hirch also referred to the Miskolc website, which I also visited as I=
had Moskovits and Rosenberg cousins there. I find references to oddities,=
such as an 1895-1924 marriage register >from Miskolc in Jerusalem. There i=
s a Jewish community in Miskolc, with a very nice young Rabbi. I remember =
looking for a marriage which took place in 1896 and those pages were missin=
g >from the register, though he had it in the index. Perhaps the copy in Je=
rusalem is more complete? Perhaps it is the same? Perhaps, as in some of =
the RC Churches, the Jewish Registers were kept in duplicate? But I cannot=
go to Jerusalem to find out what they have about Hungary. Why is it not i=
n Hungary, or shared on the web? Or easily accessible?

Finally, the Miskolc site has a list of sources. Not a word about what is =
available in Miskolc at the Jewish Community there, nor at the county archi=
ves (we are asked to go ask - well if I could ask, I would go ask, but my H=
ungarian is not good enough, and my experience with archives in Hungary is =
that one can get varying amounts of information depending on how one asks q=
uestions and >from whom).

And then we are sent once again to the famous (and misspelled) Dohany Stree=
t Jewish Archives, that great fantastic place whose actual location, openin=
g hours and content nobody seems able to verify. (Most will say they saw i=
t, or heard of somebody who was there some time ago, but no verified visits=
in the past 24 months).

As I sort of asked a few weeks ago, is there anybody out there with the clo=
ut and ability and interest, to go to the Budapest Jewish Community or the =
Hungarian Jewish Community, or whoever is really in charge, and try to figu=
re out how to help them to get their act together in terms of dealing with =
the many persons who are desperately seeking information about their relati=
ves?

Peter Bakos
Budapest
PODVINECZ >from Budapest, Nagy Becskerek, Novi Sad/Ujvidek, Vukovar, Modos, =
Baja
ROSENBERG/RACZ/RONAI, HERSCHKOVITS, MOSKOVITS, FISCH/FRISCH >from Abauj-Torn=
a megye
PEABODY/PATZAUER >from Miskolc and Szeged
SCHUSTER/SCHUSZTER >from Papa and Gyor

Moderator: In this case the information about the publication was available on-line at the JewishGen website. The accessibility of records in Budapest is a separate issue. Productive discussions are welcome.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Phone Call Help in Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear All,

Last week I contacted a man >from Levice who might be related to the wife of
a deceased family member. Due to the language barrier I wasn't able to
ascertain whether he has info on the person I was looking for, and am
looking for help >from someone local who would be willing to speak to him.

Reply privately if you can help and I will send you additional info.

Thank you in advance,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Re: Hungarian Jewish Survivors listed in a Hungarian Periodical #hungary

tom
 

for what it's worth, i had no difficulty finding gabor hirsch in the database. he is listed as

"HIRSCH, Ga'bor, year of birth 1929, place of birth Be'kescaba, located Szluck, page 53"

note that the page number is different than that provided by gabor, and the results don't seem to be sorted in the (logical) order by given name, so he is way down on the third page. i am also puzzled that the place of birth is misspelled slightly, with the accent missing >from the second e. that's probably why searching by town fails to find his record, but finds 42 others that are spelled correctly. (or it could be a technical flaw in the database.)

the only trick that i used was to select "name is exactly" rather than using the soundex. as gabor has pointed out, d-m soundex returns some rather strange "matches" that don't seem logical for hungarian orthography (in his example, the equivalence of h, g and k are common in russian, and that of sch and sz are based on polish). the soundex technique intentionally ignores vowels and groups certain consonants as interchangeable, in order to mimic the "drift" of regional pronunciations. a hungarian adaptation might be more helpful. for those who are interested, i vaguely recall seeing some documentation of the internals of d-m soundex on the jewishgen web site.

in this case, searching by town name "starts with" is better than using "is exactly". (the opposite of searching by name.) and also remember that searching by town (e.g. "szluck") will *not* find this record, because "szluck" isn't actually in the town field itself. (searching by "any field" will find it - along with 833 others!)


....... tom klein, toronto

=?iso-8859-1?Q?=22G=E1bor_Hirsch=22?= <g_hirsch@gmx.ch> wrote:

My experience with searching in the Jewishgen database.

As there were several Hungarian periodicals at that time - including Jewish - I would
prefer naming the sources explicitly.

On your recommendation of the Moderator, I visited the source, may be as an elderly person, I got more difficulties. As I knew, my name is listed, (in the Hirek ... Nr. 3 August 14 1945, Szluzk pp 12), so I entered Hirsch, after I logged in I found the following information:

Searching for Surname Hirsch
(D-M code 594000)
Number of hits: 508
Run on Saturday 8 March 2008 at 06:38:33

First, I had difficulties several time to go behind the first 50 names, is it because the server is to busy and I was able to browse all the 508 names at 8 am Swiss time around 3 am in NY, I have no idea, but >from the indicated 508 Hirsch, there were only 33 Hirsch, the rest was Grosz, Krausz, Kertesz something I can't explain.

No I tried also my Hometown, Bekescsaba, this time I had more success I found 45 people >from my hometown, but somehow my name was missing even when I tried "sounds alike". I have no idea what did I wrong!

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,

The LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of "The
Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L. Simner, Ph.D.
Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they emigrated to
America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and his death in 1940,
Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at least five synagogues."
Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also worked in
Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA. This article
delves into Jewish life both in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as in various
places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
To read this new article, please visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/lifeandtimes_cohen5.htm

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of Name Changes
in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania Shtetls in Cholon,
Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax Paperwork Records" and more,
please consult the Table of Contents at

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/Journal.htm

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Re: Hungarian Jewish Survivors listed in a Hungarian Periodical #hungary

tom
 

for what it's worth, i had no difficulty finding gabor hirsch in the database. he is listed as

"HIRSCH, Ga'bor, year of birth 1929, place of birth Be'kescaba, located Szluck, page 53"

note that the page number is different than that provided by gabor, and the results don't seem to be sorted in the (logical) order by given name, so he is way down on the third page. i am also puzzled that the place of birth is misspelled slightly, with the accent missing >from the second e. that's probably why searching by town fails to find his record, but finds 42 others that are spelled correctly. (or it could be a technical flaw in the database.)

the only trick that i used was to select "name is exactly" rather than using the soundex. as gabor has pointed out, d-m soundex returns some rather strange "matches" that don't seem logical for hungarian orthography (in his example, the equivalence of h, g and k are common in russian, and that of sch and sz are based on polish). the soundex technique intentionally ignores vowels and groups certain consonants as interchangeable, in order to mimic the "drift" of regional pronunciations. a hungarian adaptation might be more helpful. for those who are interested, i vaguely recall seeing some documentation of the internals of d-m soundex on the jewishgen web site.

in this case, searching by town name "starts with" is better than using "is exactly". (the opposite of searching by name.) and also remember that searching by town (e.g. "szluck") will *not* find this record, because "szluck" isn't actually in the town field itself. (searching by "any field" will find it - along with 833 others!)


....... tom klein, toronto

=?iso-8859-1?Q?=22G=E1bor_Hirsch=22?= <g_hirsch@gmx.ch> wrote:

My experience with searching in the Jewishgen database.

As there were several Hungarian periodicals at that time - including Jewish - I would
prefer naming the sources explicitly.

On your recommendation of the Moderator, I visited the source, may be as an elderly person, I got more difficulties. As I knew, my name is listed, (in the Hirek ... Nr. 3 August 14 1945, Szluzk pp 12), so I entered Hirsch, after I logged in I found the following information:

Searching for Surname Hirsch
(D-M code 594000)
Number of hits: 508
Run on Saturday 8 March 2008 at 06:38:33

First, I had difficulties several time to go behind the first 50 names, is it because the server is to busy and I was able to browse all the 508 names at 8 am Swiss time around 3 am in NY, I have no idea, but >from the indicated 508 Hirsch, there were only 33 Hirsch, the rest was Grosz, Krausz, Kertesz something I can't explain.

No I tried also my Hometown, Bekescsaba, this time I had more success I found 45 people >from my hometown, but somehow my name was missing even when I tried "sounds alike". I have no idea what did I wrong!

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,

The LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of "The
Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L. Simner, Ph.D.
Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they emigrated to
America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and his death in 1940,
Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at least five synagogues."
Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also worked in
Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA. This article
delves into Jewish life both in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as in various
places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
To read this new article, please visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/lifeandtimes_cohen5.htm

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of Name Changes
in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania Shtetls in Cholon,
Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax Paperwork Records" and more,
please consult the Table of Contents at

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/Journal.htm

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal


CD of cemetery project in Poland: Czestochowa, Kromolow, Prushkow #general

Neiel and Joan Baronberg <njbaron@...>
 

I have a CD of a remarkable project of Israeli high school students cleaning
cemeteries in Czestchoma, Kromolow, and Prushkow, Poland. They are working
together with Polish high school students to clear, clean, lift, repair, and
document these cemeteries and the stones. The CD shows the cemeteries and
some stones.

You can also read about this project of the Reut School in Jerusalem at
http://www.gidonim.com/English/

Joan Baronberg. Denver, CO
Suchastow, Slobodka bei Strusov, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CD of cemetery project in Poland: Czestochowa, Kromolow, Prushkow #general

Neiel and Joan Baronberg <njbaron@...>
 

I have a CD of a remarkable project of Israeli high school students cleaning
cemeteries in Czestchoma, Kromolow, and Prushkow, Poland. They are working
together with Polish high school students to clear, clean, lift, repair, and
document these cemeteries and the stones. The CD shows the cemeteries and
some stones.

You can also read about this project of the Reut School in Jerusalem at
http://www.gidonim.com/English/

Joan Baronberg. Denver, CO
Suchastow, Slobodka bei Strusov, Ukraine


Re: Bialystok, late 19th century #poland

bartmant@charter.net <bartmant@...>
 

Generally I agree that Pogroms or fears for physical security would likely
not have been the major factor in emigration >from the Bialystok area in
the 1880's and 1890's. I think economic factors were far more important;
the promise of America, the word of which had gotten out. At this time
Pogroms and fears for physical security may have been more of a factor
in other parts of the Pale where there had been more violence. News of
these calamities did reach Bialystok and may have had some effect, but
it was not until after the 1905 and 1906 pogroms in Bialystok that I
think physical security became more a factor in Jewish people in the area
choosing emigration.

Tilford Bartman


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland RE: Bialystok, late 19th century #poland

bartmant@charter.net <bartmant@...>
 

Generally I agree that Pogroms or fears for physical security would likely
not have been the major factor in emigration >from the Bialystok area in
the 1880's and 1890's. I think economic factors were far more important;
the promise of America, the word of which had gotten out. At this time
Pogroms and fears for physical security may have been more of a factor
in other parts of the Pale where there had been more violence. News of
these calamities did reach Bialystok and may have had some effect, but
it was not until after the 1905 and 1906 pogroms in Bialystok that I
think physical security became more a factor in Jewish people in the area
choosing emigration.

Tilford Bartman


The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

Your LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of
"The Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L.
Simner, Ph.D.

Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they
emigrated to America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and
his death in 1940, Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at
least five synagogues."

Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also
worked in Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA.
This article delves into Jewish life in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as
in various places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

To read this new article, please visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/lifeandtimes_cohen5.htm

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of
Name Changes in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania
Shtetls in Cholon, Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax
Paperwork Records" and more, please consult the Table of Contents at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/Journal.htm

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

Your LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of
"The Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L.
Simner, Ph.D.

Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they
emigrated to America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and
his death in 1940, Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at
least five synagogues."

Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also
worked in Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA.
This article delves into Jewish life in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as
in various places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

To read this new article, please visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/lifeandtimes_cohen5.htm

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of
Name Changes in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania
Shtetls in Cholon, Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax
Paperwork Records" and more, please consult the Table of Contents at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/Journal.htm

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal


Ordering AGAD records #poland

Israel P
 

If someone is placing an order for records >from AGAD and is looking for
partners in the order, I have four records I want to order.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Ordering AGAD records #poland

Israel P
 

If someone is placing an order for records >from AGAD and is looking for
partners in the order, I have four records I want to order.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Kindertransport commemoration; Westbahnhof, Vienna, 14 March 2008 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

It is a pity many of you cannot read German because here is an article about
the commemoration which will take place at 11am at Westbahnhof, Vienna this
coming Friday 14 March 2008. There will be an unveiling of a bronze statue in
the main concourse for the Kindertransport that left Vienna for London from
this railway terminal via the Netherlands. The sculptress is Venezuelan-born
Flor Kent and the model for the child is Sam MORRIS, the great-grandson on one
of the original Kindertransport children:

http://www.bohmann.at/templates/index.cfm/id/23342/Die_Skulptur__Fuer_das_Kind

A seven-year old boy sits on a single suitcase, the only piece of luggage the
children were allowed to take with them. Some of the children were as young as
three years old and most never saw their parents again.

Sam will be there together with his great-grandmother Sara SCHREIBER. Other
dignitaries present will be representatives of the British Embassy and the
Jewish community of Vienna as well as Austrian officials.

At Liverpool Station there is already a statue commemorating these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Kindertransport commemoration; Westbahnhof, Vienna, 14 March 2008 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

It is a pity many of you cannot read German because here is an article about
the commemoration which will take place at 11am at Westbahnhof, Vienna this
coming Friday 14 March 2008. There will be an unveiling of a bronze statue in
the main concourse for the Kindertransport that left Vienna for London from
this railway terminal via the Netherlands. The sculptress is Venezuelan-born
Flor Kent and the model for the child is Sam MORRIS, the great-grandson on one
of the original Kindertransport children:

http://www.bohmann.at/templates/index.cfm/id/23342/Die_Skulptur__Fuer_das_Kind

A seven-year old boy sits on a single suitcase, the only piece of luggage the
children were allowed to take with them. Some of the children were as young as
three years old and most never saw their parents again.

Sam will be there together with his great-grandmother Sara SCHREIBER. Other
dignitaries present will be representatives of the British Embassy and the
Jewish community of Vienna as well as Austrian officials.

At Liverpool Station there is already a statue commemorating these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport

Celia Male [U.K.]