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Re: Gestapo files #germany

Diana da Costa
 

A month ago I submitted a request for any ideas how to access Gestapo
records on my grandparents who lived in Nurnberg and Furth, Bavaria. I had
a wonderful response with many recommendations and I have thanked
individuals privately. But I thought it might be helpful to others if I
summarised the suggestions received. At this stage I cannot report on any
outcome for me as I am still ploughing my way through these ideas, listed in
no particular order:

1. City Archives of Nurnberg:
https://www.nuernberg.de/internet/stadtarchiv_e/
2. USHMM: https://www.ushmm.org/
3. Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns, Munich:
http://www.gda.bayern.de/archive/nuernberg/bestaende/bestaende-des-19-und-20
4. ITS, Bad Arolsen: https://www.its-arolsen.org
5. Weiner Library, London UK: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/
6. Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, Odeonplatz 3, 80539 Muenchen:
www.stmi.bayern.de
7. Bundesarchive, Document Centre, Berlin:
https://www.bundesarchiv.de/bundesarchiv/organisation/abteilung_r/index.html.en

Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London Researcher
number: 166938 dianadacosta@btinternet.com

Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENHEIM, ROSENWALD,
UHLMANN, WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly
Furth, Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.

-----Original Message-----
I have reason to believe that there are Gestapo records on my grandparents,
both maternal and paternal. Does anyone know whether a) there is access to
Gestapo files and b) if so, to where and to whom does one apply? My
grandparents came >from Nurnberg and Furth respectively in Bavaria.
Any help will be gratefully received!


Compact Memory included in expanded "Jewish-American Newspapers Online" collection SITE CITE #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestor Hunt updated its Historic Jewish American Newspapers Online
during March 2017.
There are both free collections and some that require a subscription
or a login >from a university library.
You may find some indexed and others not. Some of the newspapers
are not in English but in their native country language and these are
usually found in an American-based archive or museum.

In addition to the listings by state, they have links to additional
resources such as The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Wikipedia's list
of Jewish Newspapers Currently Published in the USA, The Historical Jewish
Press, and the Library of Congress on Jewish Press in America.

***The link below can also take you to Compact Memory which is a digital
collection of 118 Jewish periodicals from
*** German-speaking countries 1806-1938 ( all in German),

To access the Historic Jewish American Newspapers Online go to:
http://tinyurl.com/mgf2oxw

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/historic-jewish-american-newspapers-online#.WN8fR2fdmUk

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access
Monitoring Committee janmallen@att.net


German SIG #Germany Re: Gestapo files #germany

Diana da Costa
 

A month ago I submitted a request for any ideas how to access Gestapo
records on my grandparents who lived in Nurnberg and Furth, Bavaria. I had
a wonderful response with many recommendations and I have thanked
individuals privately. But I thought it might be helpful to others if I
summarised the suggestions received. At this stage I cannot report on any
outcome for me as I am still ploughing my way through these ideas, listed in
no particular order:

1. City Archives of Nurnberg:
https://www.nuernberg.de/internet/stadtarchiv_e/
2. USHMM: https://www.ushmm.org/
3. Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns, Munich:
http://www.gda.bayern.de/archive/nuernberg/bestaende/bestaende-des-19-und-20
4. ITS, Bad Arolsen: https://www.its-arolsen.org
5. Weiner Library, London UK: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/
6. Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, Odeonplatz 3, 80539 Muenchen:
www.stmi.bayern.de
7. Bundesarchive, Document Centre, Berlin:
https://www.bundesarchiv.de/bundesarchiv/organisation/abteilung_r/index.html.en

Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London Researcher
number: 166938 dianadacosta@btinternet.com

Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENHEIM, ROSENWALD,
UHLMANN, WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly
Furth, Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.

-----Original Message-----
I have reason to believe that there are Gestapo records on my grandparents,
both maternal and paternal. Does anyone know whether a) there is access to
Gestapo files and b) if so, to where and to whom does one apply? My
grandparents came >from Nurnberg and Furth respectively in Bavaria.
Any help will be gratefully received!


German SIG #Germany Compact Memory included in expanded "Jewish-American Newspapers Online" collection SITE CITE #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestor Hunt updated its Historic Jewish American Newspapers Online
during March 2017.
There are both free collections and some that require a subscription
or a login >from a university library.
You may find some indexed and others not. Some of the newspapers
are not in English but in their native country language and these are
usually found in an American-based archive or museum.

In addition to the listings by state, they have links to additional
resources such as The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Wikipedia's list
of Jewish Newspapers Currently Published in the USA, The Historical Jewish
Press, and the Library of Congress on Jewish Press in America.

***The link below can also take you to Compact Memory which is a digital
collection of 118 Jewish periodicals from
*** German-speaking countries 1806-1938 ( all in German),

To access the Historic Jewish American Newspapers Online go to:
http://tinyurl.com/mgf2oxw

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/historic-jewish-american-newspapers-online#.WN8fR2fdmUk

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access
Monitoring Committee janmallen@att.net


The Salgotarjani Street cemetery in Budapest #hungary

ethnoca@...
 

I just found an interesting video on YouTube that present this "hidden" (closed off) cemetery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5zC8_c5Fuw#t=410.998592
The cemetary was operational mostly between 1865 and 1930 with a few later burials here and there. A lot of matzevot have the names, even the dates, appearing very clearly. I managed to put together a list of the names here, so if people will search for these names in the future they can become aware of this video.

SANDOR Pal
VAZSONYI Vilmos
BRODY Jozsef and WEISZBURG Fanni
FISCHER Bernat and WEISZBURG Roza
WECHSELMAN Ignacz
EGGER Gyula
SURANYI Jozsef, Karoly and Bela
GUTTMAN Emil, Andor
Baro csepeli WEISZ Manfred and Edith
FRIEDMAN Bernat
BLAU Arnold
HERTZIKA Gusztav
BARTA Viktor

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary The Salgotarjani Street cemetery in Budapest #hungary

ethnoca@...
 

I just found an interesting video on YouTube that present this "hidden" (closed off) cemetery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5zC8_c5Fuw#t=410.998592
The cemetary was operational mostly between 1865 and 1930 with a few later burials here and there. A lot of matzevot have the names, even the dates, appearing very clearly. I managed to put together a list of the names here, so if people will search for these names in the future they can become aware of this video.

SANDOR Pal
VAZSONYI Vilmos
BRODY Jozsef and WEISZBURG Fanni
FISCHER Bernat and WEISZBURG Roza
WECHSELMAN Ignacz
EGGER Gyula
SURANYI Jozsef, Karoly and Bela
GUTTMAN Emil, Andor
Baro csepeli WEISZ Manfred and Edith
FRIEDMAN Bernat
BLAU Arnold
HERTZIKA Gusztav
BARTA Viktor

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto


Racz from eastern Slovakia and Miskolc, Hungary #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,=20
=A0
Looking for descendants of the following people, all related to the Racz
family. This family originates >from Olsavica, Levoca and Spisska =
Podhradie,
all in present-day Slovakia:
=A0
Izsak Racz and Verona (Debora) Klein-he was born in Olsavica, Levoca
district, Slovakia, died in Miskolc in 906 (both he and his wife are =
buried
there). Their children:

1. Regina Racz, 16.2.1875 in Miskolc
2. Margit Racz, 28.5.1879 in Miskolc-died 5.7.1879
3. Samuel (Samu) Racz, 16.6.1880 in Miskolc, lived in Budapest, died in
1944. Was survived by a son, Otto Georg Ratz, died in Basel in 2000.
4. Lajos Racz, 23.7.1881 in Miskolc
5. Hermina Racz, 6.9.1884 in Miskolc, married Gyula Spernath and died in =
the
Holocaust. Survived by descendants living in Israel.
=A0
Samuel Friedman and Maria Racz-these two married in Miskolc on 19.8.1883
when the groom was 25 years old and the bride 26. She was born in =
Olsavica
and he in Petricovce. At some stage the name was changed >from Felberbaum =
to
Friedman.=20

Their children:
=20
1. Armin (Herman) Racz, born 11.6.1884 in Miskolc, named changed to =
Fodor in
1909>>may have immigrated to Brazil at an unknown point.
2. Mor (Moritz) Felberbaum, born 15.6.1886, died in 1887 in Miskolc.
3. Regina Friedman, born 21.10.1888 in Miskolc
4. Jenny Friedman, born 7.10.1890 in Miskolc
5. Fanny Friedman, born 7.10.1890 in Miskolc
6. Piros Friedman, born 9.3.1892 in Miskolc
=A0
No information known on what became of these people. If any of this =
rings a
bell to anyone, please reply in private.

Shaul Sharoni,=20
Ramat Gan,=20
Israel=20

=A0


Hungary SIG #Hungary Racz from eastern Slovakia and Miskolc, Hungary #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,=20
=A0
Looking for descendants of the following people, all related to the Racz
family. This family originates >from Olsavica, Levoca and Spisska =
Podhradie,
all in present-day Slovakia:
=A0
Izsak Racz and Verona (Debora) Klein-he was born in Olsavica, Levoca
district, Slovakia, died in Miskolc in 906 (both he and his wife are =
buried
there). Their children:

1. Regina Racz, 16.2.1875 in Miskolc
2. Margit Racz, 28.5.1879 in Miskolc-died 5.7.1879
3. Samuel (Samu) Racz, 16.6.1880 in Miskolc, lived in Budapest, died in
1944. Was survived by a son, Otto Georg Ratz, died in Basel in 2000.
4. Lajos Racz, 23.7.1881 in Miskolc
5. Hermina Racz, 6.9.1884 in Miskolc, married Gyula Spernath and died in =
the
Holocaust. Survived by descendants living in Israel.
=A0
Samuel Friedman and Maria Racz-these two married in Miskolc on 19.8.1883
when the groom was 25 years old and the bride 26. She was born in =
Olsavica
and he in Petricovce. At some stage the name was changed >from Felberbaum =
to
Friedman.=20

Their children:
=20
1. Armin (Herman) Racz, born 11.6.1884 in Miskolc, named changed to =
Fodor in
1909>>may have immigrated to Brazil at an unknown point.
2. Mor (Moritz) Felberbaum, born 15.6.1886, died in 1887 in Miskolc.
3. Regina Friedman, born 21.10.1888 in Miskolc
4. Jenny Friedman, born 7.10.1890 in Miskolc
5. Fanny Friedman, born 7.10.1890 in Miskolc
6. Piros Friedman, born 9.3.1892 in Miskolc
=A0
No information known on what became of these people. If any of this =
rings a
bell to anyone, please reply in private.

Shaul Sharoni,=20
Ramat Gan,=20
Israel=20

=A0


Looking for Adolf Gruenwald #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,

I would like to call your attention and ask for help locating the birth
record of Adolf (Abraham) Gruenwald, born 13.10.1884 in Szilagycseh,
present-day Cehu Silvaniei, Romania. According to his death registration at
Auschwitz his parents were Koloman und Theresie Gruenwald. As per his
marriage record dated 23.9.1910 in Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia, his parents
were no longer alive at the time of the wedding (LDS 1739844, item 9, record
109-01). It is my assumption that his parents died at a relatively young
age, hence his uncle (my direct ancestor) took custody of him since all the
rest of the Gruenwalds remained in that part of Transylvania.

General note: this Gruenwald lineage was based in and around Szilagycseh
(Cehu Silvaniei, Romania) as well as neighboring villages such as Egerbegy
(Romanian: Agarbiciu), Illesfalva (Romanian: Basesti), Szilagyegerbegy
(Romanian: Tamasesti) and Mosobanya (Romanian: Baita de Sub Codru). In
addition the Salaj Yizkor book mentions members of this extended family yet
from parallel ancestors:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Salaj/salh239.html

Can anyone try to locate his birth record? The end goal is to try and locate
his parents' marriage certificate.


Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Beregrad from eastern Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,

The last name Beregrad in eastern Slovakia is associated with a Jewish
family which in the pre-WWII era lived in Stara Lesna (Oleszna in old
Hungarian). The earliest known mention appears in a marriage record for Geza
Beregrad dated 26.6.1892: the bride was Roza Politzer. The marriage was
registered in Huncovce (LDS 1739205 Item 4, record 07-04).

The transcription of the marriage record says that Geza's parents were
Abraham /Schima and Rachel (no further information noted). Other records on
JewishGen indicate that a man named Adam Simek (i.e. Schimek) was born in
that village and late on moved to Budapest where his children were born.

Can anyone help me ascertain whether the transcriber of the marriage record
for Geza Beregrad mentions the name Simek, which may have been transcribed
by mistake as Schima?

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Looking for Adolf Gruenwald #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,

I would like to call your attention and ask for help locating the birth
record of Adolf (Abraham) Gruenwald, born 13.10.1884 in Szilagycseh,
present-day Cehu Silvaniei, Romania. According to his death registration at
Auschwitz his parents were Koloman und Theresie Gruenwald. As per his
marriage record dated 23.9.1910 in Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia, his parents
were no longer alive at the time of the wedding (LDS 1739844, item 9, record
109-01). It is my assumption that his parents died at a relatively young
age, hence his uncle (my direct ancestor) took custody of him since all the
rest of the Gruenwalds remained in that part of Transylvania.

General note: this Gruenwald lineage was based in and around Szilagycseh
(Cehu Silvaniei, Romania) as well as neighboring villages such as Egerbegy
(Romanian: Agarbiciu), Illesfalva (Romanian: Basesti), Szilagyegerbegy
(Romanian: Tamasesti) and Mosobanya (Romanian: Baita de Sub Codru). In
addition the Salaj Yizkor book mentions members of this extended family yet
from parallel ancestors:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Salaj/salh239.html

Can anyone try to locate his birth record? The end goal is to try and locate
his parents' marriage certificate.


Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Beregrad from eastern Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear Siggers,

The last name Beregrad in eastern Slovakia is associated with a Jewish
family which in the pre-WWII era lived in Stara Lesna (Oleszna in old
Hungarian). The earliest known mention appears in a marriage record for Geza
Beregrad dated 26.6.1892: the bride was Roza Politzer. The marriage was
registered in Huncovce (LDS 1739205 Item 4, record 07-04).

The transcription of the marriage record says that Geza's parents were
Abraham /Schima and Rachel (no further information noted). Other records on
JewishGen indicate that a man named Adam Simek (i.e. Schimek) was born in
that village and late on moved to Budapest where his children were born.

Can anyone help me ascertain whether the transcriber of the marriage record
for Geza Beregrad mentions the name Simek, which may have been transcribed
by mistake as Schima?

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Re: 1959 Brooklyn death records #general

bernerfolk
 

Thanks to a very kind Genner, I now have the probate record I was after, plus a
few more I thought might be enlightening.

This little quest taught me about indexes I didn't know existed and turned up
several valuable bits of information. For one family, a probate record
identified which offspring in a family were full sibs and which were half-sibs,
provided the address of sibs who'd moved away, provided the surname of a woman's
first husband, and a name and address for a previously unknown (to me) son of
her first marriage. This file provided lots of new avenues for research.

Another file served the opposite purpose, it provided closure of open questions.
I now know with certainty that the individual did not have any children, had
only one sibling, and was cremated according to her will so there is no grave
to find.

This won't be the last time I use the probate index and file!

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshire, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: 1959 Brooklyn death records #general

bernerfolk
 

Thanks to a very kind Genner, I now have the probate record I was after, plus a
few more I thought might be enlightening.

This little quest taught me about indexes I didn't know existed and turned up
several valuable bits of information. For one family, a probate record
identified which offspring in a family were full sibs and which were half-sibs,
provided the address of sibs who'd moved away, provided the surname of a woman's
first husband, and a name and address for a previously unknown (to me) son of
her first marriage. This file provided lots of new avenues for research.

Another file served the opposite purpose, it provided closure of open questions.
I now know with certainty that the individual did not have any children, had
only one sibling, and was cremated according to her will so there is no grave
to find.

This won't be the last time I use the probate index and file!

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshire, USA


Volunteer opportunities with ROM-SIG #general

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Opportunities Await!

Many of us have been waiting eagerly for additions to the Romanian Database on
Jewishgen. The time is here to move forward with your help. This isn't a plea
for financial contributions (although always welcome through JewishGen -
Romania SIG Projects
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20>

Regular readers of this discussion list will have seen a notice recently inviting
you to sign-up for CSI (Herta, Dorohoi and Iasi are some of the current projects)
<http://csi.idogenealogy.com/> to work on an array of Romanian civil record
transcripts. For Iasi (what your grandparents referred to as Yassy and a city
with a large Jewish population in the past) death records are there to transcribe.
Once we see that working out well on this new system, we will be adding Iasi
birth records and marriage records still waiting to be transcribed. Of course,
once transcribed they will be placed in the Romanian database of Jewishgen. So
please take a look.

Write to me with any questions and so I can forward some vocabulary lists and
format explanations to you. If you previously were a Validator and/or are a
Romanian speaker, please contact me to have you review transcriptions.

Our website seeks a new Web Designer. There are a number of sections to add to
the site, including the set of tools helpful to transcribers. Currently we have
a webmaster, but he seeks someone with design skills and possibly someone to
share responsibilities for the site.

If you are interested in a particular town for which we have no images posted,
please consider taking on the role of Town Leader. You would manage acquisition
of records (if needed) and volunteers who would transcribe those records. You
would also work with Jewishgen to format the records for posting to the database.
As Research Coordinator, I will be very happy to talk with you about this and
aid in the work.

Volunteer Coordinator is available to help orient volunteers to the work they
would like to do.

The Rom-SIG has had two very long-serving leaders for well-more than a decade.
As you probably know, Bob Wascou z'l passed away a couple of years ago. Rosanne
Leeson has been in this role for 20+ years and is still doing her best to keep
up the pace. **Thank you!** Rosanne has expressed her desire to step away >from
that position and to hand it over to one or two people willing to take the SIG
forward into the future. She will clearly remain as an "emeritus" and be
available to respond to questions.

If coordinating and leading is your interest please consider putting yourself
forward as a Rom-Sig Coordinator.

We'd like to form an Advisory Group to help those who have stepped up to fill
other leadership roles. Just based on the requests in this email, members might
help determine content and "look" of the website, which records are next in line
to purchase, are there things we should be doing differently, who would be a
good speaker for the SIG luncheon, etc. etc.

**Please**, write to me with any questions you may have about helping in any way.
We all are keen to be able to do Romanian Jewish ancestor research more
thoroughly ­please see how you may help. I will help find you a position that
meets your skills, interests and time needs.

Wishing you all the peace, good health and good researching during this Pesach
season.

Warm regards,

Barbara Hershey
Rom-SIG Research Coordinator

Portland, OR, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Volunteer opportunities with ROM-SIG #general

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Opportunities Await!

Many of us have been waiting eagerly for additions to the Romanian Database on
Jewishgen. The time is here to move forward with your help. This isn't a plea
for financial contributions (although always welcome through JewishGen -
Romania SIG Projects
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20>

Regular readers of this discussion list will have seen a notice recently inviting
you to sign-up for CSI (Herta, Dorohoi and Iasi are some of the current projects)
<http://csi.idogenealogy.com/> to work on an array of Romanian civil record
transcripts. For Iasi (what your grandparents referred to as Yassy and a city
with a large Jewish population in the past) death records are there to transcribe.
Once we see that working out well on this new system, we will be adding Iasi
birth records and marriage records still waiting to be transcribed. Of course,
once transcribed they will be placed in the Romanian database of Jewishgen. So
please take a look.

Write to me with any questions and so I can forward some vocabulary lists and
format explanations to you. If you previously were a Validator and/or are a
Romanian speaker, please contact me to have you review transcriptions.

Our website seeks a new Web Designer. There are a number of sections to add to
the site, including the set of tools helpful to transcribers. Currently we have
a webmaster, but he seeks someone with design skills and possibly someone to
share responsibilities for the site.

If you are interested in a particular town for which we have no images posted,
please consider taking on the role of Town Leader. You would manage acquisition
of records (if needed) and volunteers who would transcribe those records. You
would also work with Jewishgen to format the records for posting to the database.
As Research Coordinator, I will be very happy to talk with you about this and
aid in the work.

Volunteer Coordinator is available to help orient volunteers to the work they
would like to do.

The Rom-SIG has had two very long-serving leaders for well-more than a decade.
As you probably know, Bob Wascou z'l passed away a couple of years ago. Rosanne
Leeson has been in this role for 20+ years and is still doing her best to keep
up the pace. **Thank you!** Rosanne has expressed her desire to step away >from
that position and to hand it over to one or two people willing to take the SIG
forward into the future. She will clearly remain as an "emeritus" and be
available to respond to questions.

If coordinating and leading is your interest please consider putting yourself
forward as a Rom-Sig Coordinator.

We'd like to form an Advisory Group to help those who have stepped up to fill
other leadership roles. Just based on the requests in this email, members might
help determine content and "look" of the website, which records are next in line
to purchase, are there things we should be doing differently, who would be a
good speaker for the SIG luncheon, etc. etc.

**Please**, write to me with any questions you may have about helping in any way.
We all are keen to be able to do Romanian Jewish ancestor research more
thoroughly ­please see how you may help. I will help find you a position that
meets your skills, interests and time needs.

Wishing you all the peace, good health and good researching during this Pesach
season.

Warm regards,

Barbara Hershey
Rom-SIG Research Coordinator

Portland, OR, USA


"How My Grandmother Fanny Became My Personal Hero" (Forward article) #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Thank you to longtime Gesher Galicia member and friend Phyllis Nierel
Simon, who mailed me a wonderful article that appeared a few weeks
ago in the English-language Forward.

"How My Grandmother Fanny Became My Personal Hero" is Laurie
Gwen Shapiro's delightful three-page remembrance of her Galitzianer
grandmother, Fanny (Feige) Forstenzer Meiselman, born in 1895 in a
"dorf... on the rural outskirts of Tarnow."

The article is online at

http://forward.com/culture/364561/my-hero-grandmother-who-escaped-an-arranged-marriage/

(Grandpa Jacob Meiselman's place of origin wasn't mentioned in the
article, but his World War II draft card says Skala.)

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "How My Grandmother Fanny Became My Personal Hero" (Forward article) #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Thank you to longtime Gesher Galicia member and friend Phyllis Nierel
Simon, who mailed me a wonderful article that appeared a few weeks
ago in the English-language Forward.

"How My Grandmother Fanny Became My Personal Hero" is Laurie
Gwen Shapiro's delightful three-page remembrance of her Galitzianer
grandmother, Fanny (Feige) Forstenzer Meiselman, born in 1895 in a
"dorf... on the rural outskirts of Tarnow."

The article is online at

http://forward.com/culture/364561/my-hero-grandmother-who-escaped-an-arranged-marriage/

(Grandpa Jacob Meiselman's place of origin wasn't mentioned in the
article, but his World War II draft card says Skala.)

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Grisha (Tsvi / Hersh) BERNSTEIN / STENDIG / TERNER #galicia

Anat Rosenbaum
 

Who knows Grisha?

Tsvi / Hersh BERNSTEIN, known as "Grisha"
Born in 1925~
Born or Lived in - Lemberg (Lviv) / Kolomyja
Grisha BERNSTEIN was related to the STENDIG family >from Kolomja
Could also be related to TERNER family
Grisha's brother - BERNSTEIN Yitschak
Grisha's father - Michael

Grisha served in the Red Army, fought with the partisans, and was
actively involved in the "Bricha" ("escape") movement. Grisha
immigrated to Israel in 1946, killed in the war of Independence and
was buried in Kibbutz Be'eri.

Pictures of Grisha can be seen here -

http://eshkol.gal-ed.co.il/Web/He/WarsVictims/Page/Default.aspx?ID=25828
http://www.mynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4780755,00.html#.VvlwhpKWN6w.facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Grisha-Bernstein-1876357629302620/?fref=ts

Anyone who knows a shred of information that may shed light on the
life of Grisha Bernstein, please contact: Anat - anat32e@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Anat Rosenbaum
Rehovot, Israel
anat32e@gmail.com

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Grisha (Tsvi / Hersh) BERNSTEIN / STENDIG / TERNER #galicia

Anat Rosenbaum
 

Who knows Grisha?

Tsvi / Hersh BERNSTEIN, known as "Grisha"
Born in 1925~
Born or Lived in - Lemberg (Lviv) / Kolomyja
Grisha BERNSTEIN was related to the STENDIG family >from Kolomja
Could also be related to TERNER family
Grisha's brother - BERNSTEIN Yitschak
Grisha's father - Michael

Grisha served in the Red Army, fought with the partisans, and was
actively involved in the "Bricha" ("escape") movement. Grisha
immigrated to Israel in 1946, killed in the war of Independence and
was buried in Kibbutz Be'eri.

Pictures of Grisha can be seen here -

http://eshkol.gal-ed.co.il/Web/He/WarsVictims/Page/Default.aspx?ID=25828
http://www.mynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4780755,00.html#.VvlwhpKWN6w.facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Grisha-Bernstein-1876357629302620/?fref=ts

Anyone who knows a shred of information that may shed light on the
life of Grisha Bernstein, please contact: Anat - anat32e@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Anat Rosenbaum
Rehovot, Israel
anat32e@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: A second, "third-party" email address was removed,
per JewishGen guidelines.

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