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Highveld, Rand and Hachsharah farms #southafrica

A. M. Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

The Jewish Country Communities Project is currently researching towns and villages
in the Southern Highveld, East Rand, West Rand and Western Highveld and would
appreciate receiving photos >from families who lived there.

They are also interested in photos of the Hachsharah farms in these areas and
events of the various youth movements that took place there.

If you able to provide photos please scan them in JPEG format and send them to
Elona Steinfeld at museum@...

Thank you and kind regards
Bramie Lenhoff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Highveld, Rand and Hachsharah farms #southafrica

A. M. Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

The Jewish Country Communities Project is currently researching towns and villages
in the Southern Highveld, East Rand, West Rand and Western Highveld and would
appreciate receiving photos >from families who lived there.

They are also interested in photos of the Hachsharah farms in these areas and
events of the various youth movements that took place there.

If you able to provide photos please scan them in JPEG format and send them to
Elona Steinfeld at museum@...

Thank you and kind regards
Bramie Lenhoff


Serghei Dailiuk - guest speaker at conference in Warsaw. #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

The conference in Warsaw ended, and I would like to write several more postings to elaborate some
good moments >from Poland.

I think it was a great success for inviting Serghei Daniliuk to join us and present at the conference.
Serghei presented two lectures and also offered translation (>from Romanian and Russian) consultation.

---- Jewish Shtetl in Moldova without Jews: How the Jewish Past can be remembered.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2018/BessarabiaKaushany.pdf

Serghei lives in Republic of Moldova, in a place, which used to be a Jewish shteitl Kaushany
with two thousand Jews living there before the war. Currently THERE IS NO SIGN OR
MONUMENT or anything dedicated to Jews in that place. Serghei found out about Jews who
used to live in the shteitl >from our website and also KehilaLinks website for Kaushany.
Now, Serghei is our 'ambassador' to that town and also to the whole Moldova. He put up an
exhibit of the Holocaust in the local school, and also teachers school children of different
ages about history of their place, people living there, Holocaust. He also discovered places
where Jewish tombstones were buried after the cemetery was destroyed. One of the terrific
finding he did is that he found evidence that Jews lived in that place in 15-16 century. That
is something we did not know and it is tremendously important. Usually 18 or possible 17
century is the time the first Jewish communities appeared in Bessarabia/Moldova.

---- Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova: Current Status and Future Projects.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2018/BessarabiaCemeteries.pdf

We hired a number of people to photograph tombstones at the cemeteries in Rybnitsa, Tiraspol,
Kishinev, Beltsy and also... Serghei who goes to ANY place in the region we will ask him to go.
He is working on these projects for many years, and is doing a great job. He worked already in
about 30-35 cemeteries, and we plan to continue working with him to cover ALL cemeteries in
Bessarabia/Moldova. He also found/discovered a Jewish cemetery on one of his trips, we did
not know about, and photographed it. Recently he started to organize a group of local people
to do a clearing paths, cleaning of the cemeteries in order to have access to every tombstone.

Serghei offered help in translation >from Romanian and Russian, and will continue do this in the
future. You can post your cards or documents on ViewMate and also a message to our
discussion group, and if Romanian is there, Serghei will help.

If we need in the future, we may ask Serghei to go to some institution, archives, museums to
find some specific information for us.

We need more of local historians, researchers in the region to work on our projects. to help in
our research. There are areas where only local people can do the job.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Serghei Dailiuk - guest speaker at conference in Warsaw. #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

The conference in Warsaw ended, and I would like to write several more postings to elaborate some
good moments >from Poland.

I think it was a great success for inviting Serghei Daniliuk to join us and present at the conference.
Serghei presented two lectures and also offered translation (>from Romanian and Russian) consultation.

---- Jewish Shtetl in Moldova without Jews: How the Jewish Past can be remembered.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2018/BessarabiaKaushany.pdf

Serghei lives in Republic of Moldova, in a place, which used to be a Jewish shteitl Kaushany
with two thousand Jews living there before the war. Currently THERE IS NO SIGN OR
MONUMENT or anything dedicated to Jews in that place. Serghei found out about Jews who
used to live in the shteitl >from our website and also KehilaLinks website for Kaushany.
Now, Serghei is our 'ambassador' to that town and also to the whole Moldova. He put up an
exhibit of the Holocaust in the local school, and also teachers school children of different
ages about history of their place, people living there, Holocaust. He also discovered places
where Jewish tombstones were buried after the cemetery was destroyed. One of the terrific
finding he did is that he found evidence that Jews lived in that place in 15-16 century. That
is something we did not know and it is tremendously important. Usually 18 or possible 17
century is the time the first Jewish communities appeared in Bessarabia/Moldova.

---- Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova: Current Status and Future Projects.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/conferences/2018/BessarabiaCemeteries.pdf

We hired a number of people to photograph tombstones at the cemeteries in Rybnitsa, Tiraspol,
Kishinev, Beltsy and also... Serghei who goes to ANY place in the region we will ask him to go.
He is working on these projects for many years, and is doing a great job. He worked already in
about 30-35 cemeteries, and we plan to continue working with him to cover ALL cemeteries in
Bessarabia/Moldova. He also found/discovered a Jewish cemetery on one of his trips, we did
not know about, and photographed it. Recently he started to organize a group of local people
to do a clearing paths, cleaning of the cemeteries in order to have access to every tombstone.

Serghei offered help in translation >from Romanian and Russian, and will continue do this in the
future. You can post your cards or documents on ViewMate and also a message to our
discussion group, and if Romanian is there, Serghei will help.

If we need in the future, we may ask Serghei to go to some institution, archives, museums to
find some specific information for us.

We need more of local historians, researchers in the region to work on our projects. to help in
our research. There are areas where only local people can do the job.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Re: bessarabia digest: August 12, 2018 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

David,

Headstones usually was used for the roads, constructions, and sometimes were
buried outside town. This is what happened in Kaushany. You can look at
the slides, when Serghei Danilijuk, our guest at the conference, found a
number of broken stones in a nearby forest.

For the Kaushany shtetle one stone was put into local museum, another was
found in a yard near house, third ? in abandon church, and forth ? somewhere
else.
I think that with the help of local people, many stones could be found. The
bodies are most likely are still in the ground.

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: David Dubin <ddubin@...>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:42 AM
To: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@...>; yefimk@...
Subject: Re: bessarabia digest: August 12, 2018

Yefim,

"The cemetery unfortunately does not exist" what happened to the bodies and
the headstones?

David


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: bessarabia digest: August 12, 2018 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

David,

Headstones usually was used for the roads, constructions, and sometimes were
buried outside town. This is what happened in Kaushany. You can look at
the slides, when Serghei Danilijuk, our guest at the conference, found a
number of broken stones in a nearby forest.

For the Kaushany shtetle one stone was put into local museum, another was
found in a yard near house, third ? in abandon church, and forth ? somewhere
else.
I think that with the help of local people, many stones could be found. The
bodies are most likely are still in the ground.

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: David Dubin <ddubin@...>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:42 AM
To: Bessarabia SIG <bessarabia@...>; yefimk@...
Subject: Re: bessarabia digest: August 12, 2018

Yefim,

"The cemetery unfortunately does not exist" what happened to the bodies and
the headstones?

David


Re: Neinshtot Shervink #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Kudirkos Naumiestis and information about it including links can be
found on the LitvakSIG interactive shtetl map
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/map/ . It is part of the LitvakSIG

Suwalki Gubernia Research Group, see
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/suwalki-gubernia-research-group/

Carol Hoffman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Neinshtot Shervink #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Kudirkos Naumiestis and information about it including links can be
found on the LitvakSIG interactive shtetl map
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/map/ . It is part of the LitvakSIG

Suwalki Gubernia Research Group, see
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/suwalki-gubernia-research-group/

Carol Hoffman


Re: An Excerpt from A Book #hungary

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Amit,

A check of WorldCat using the words magyarorszagi symbolikus in the title search indicates this was an annual periodical or yearbook for Hungarian Freemasons. Â That suggests your great-great-uncle was a Freemason and that the book may have some information on him. Â The bibliographical record for this periodical is extremely confusing and individual year volumes are rarely cataloged so I can't tell if it's held by a library in WorldCat. Â I suggest contacting the Hungarian National Library, which should have a full run of this periodical.

Good luck in your research.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
The Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: An Excerpt from A Book #hungary

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Amit,

A check of WorldCat using the words magyarorszagi symbolikus in the title search indicates this was an annual periodical or yearbook for Hungarian Freemasons. Â That suggests your great-great-uncle was a Freemason and that the book may have some information on him. Â The bibliographical record for this periodical is extremely confusing and individual year volumes are rarely cataloged so I can't tell if it's held by a library in WorldCat. Â I suggest contacting the Hungarian National Library, which should have a full run of this periodical.

Good luck in your research.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
The Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
USA


Excerpt from a book #hungary

cia@...
 

Hello Amit:
Have you triedcontacting the Museum of Hungarian- Speaking Jewry in =
Zvat, Israel?
They have a huge collection of books. Even if they don't have a =
copy, they might know where you might be able to find one.

Regards,

Catherine Adam
Toronto, Canada

Subject: An Excerpt >from A Book
From: amitna87@...
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 22:56:43 +0300
X-Message-Number: 3
=20
Hello,
=20
I've been doing some renewed search on known family members, and found
out my grandmother's uncle appears on a book named:
A Magyarorszagi Symbolikus Nagyp=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5holy =
f=EF=BE=85?hat=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=B3s=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5ga alatt dolgoz=EF=BE=83=
=EF=BD=B3
szabadk=EF=BE=85?m=EF=BE=85=EF=BD=B9ves p=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5holyok =
tagjainak n=EF=BE=83=E9=9D=A9sora : Hivatalos kiad=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5s / =
kiadja a
magyar kir=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5lyi bel=EF=BE=83=E6=AE=80yminiszter. - =
Budapest : Magyar Kir=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5lyi =EF=BE=83=E3=80=95lami
Nyomda, 1920. -
=20
Being in Israel I find it very hard to believe I will ever come across
a copy of that one. Is anyone on this group able to put a hand on this
book? I would appreciate the help. I am interested in an excerpt
regarding Dr. Istvan SPITZER >from Zombor/Sombor, which is supposed to
appear on page 215/263, not sure which or whether both.
=20
I would appreciate any help.
Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel
=20
Moderator: If the title is undecipherable that is because the original message included
accented fonts, which our server is unable to process.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Excerpt from a book #hungary

cia@...
 

Hello Amit:
Have you triedcontacting the Museum of Hungarian- Speaking Jewry in =
Zvat, Israel?
They have a huge collection of books. Even if they don't have a =
copy, they might know where you might be able to find one.

Regards,

Catherine Adam
Toronto, Canada

Subject: An Excerpt >from A Book
From: amitna87@...
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 22:56:43 +0300
X-Message-Number: 3
=20
Hello,
=20
I've been doing some renewed search on known family members, and found
out my grandmother's uncle appears on a book named:
A Magyarorszagi Symbolikus Nagyp=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5holy =
f=EF=BE=85?hat=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=B3s=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5ga alatt dolgoz=EF=BE=83=
=EF=BD=B3
szabadk=EF=BE=85?m=EF=BE=85=EF=BD=B9ves p=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5holyok =
tagjainak n=EF=BE=83=E9=9D=A9sora : Hivatalos kiad=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5s / =
kiadja a
magyar kir=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5lyi bel=EF=BE=83=E6=AE=80yminiszter. - =
Budapest : Magyar Kir=EF=BE=83=EF=BD=A5lyi =EF=BE=83=E3=80=95lami
Nyomda, 1920. -
=20
Being in Israel I find it very hard to believe I will ever come across
a copy of that one. Is anyone on this group able to put a hand on this
book? I would appreciate the help. I am interested in an excerpt
regarding Dr. Istvan SPITZER >from Zombor/Sombor, which is supposed to
appear on page 215/263, not sure which or whether both.
=20
I would appreciate any help.
Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel
=20
Moderator: If the title is undecipherable that is because the original message included
accented fonts, which our server is unable to process.


Need a Bronx Probate Court Lookup #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is someone happening to be at or going to the Bronx NY probate court?

I need to know if records exist for a family and they require you to come in
person to search the computer and then order it and come back. I was hoping
someone might already be there to save me the trip to go to the court just
to see i the records even exist.

The deaths I am researching are 1944 and 1956.

If you can help please email me.

Thank you

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need a Bronx Probate Court Lookup #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is someone happening to be at or going to the Bronx NY probate court?

I need to know if records exist for a family and they require you to come in
person to search the computer and then order it and come back. I was hoping
someone might already be there to save me the trip to go to the court just
to see i the records even exist.

The deaths I am researching are 1944 and 1956.

If you can help please email me.

Thank you

Allan Jordan


DRAY family brick wall question #general

Dorann Cafaro
 

Hi Everyone:
I have been looking for the DRAY (surname) for several years and have yet to
find any solid lead. My grandmother's name was Dorithea Dray Louise GRAUER and
I was told her "Dray" came >from a family surname.

Her father was Louis Grauer b 1854 Baltimore MD & died 1918 Merion PA - her
mother Florence MAY b 1865 New Haven CT died 1933 PA. Louis' father Sauel Samuel
Grauer b 1814 in Raudnitz an der Elbe died 1892 Philadelphia PA. His wife
Hannah is the only family member I do not have a surname for and she was born
1821 Austria/Germany married in US died in 1885 Baltimore MD.

So wall seems simple Hannah must be Hannah Dray but I can't find any such
person. Love any ideas to break this wall.

Thanks Dorann Cafaro


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DRAY family brick wall question #general

Dorann Cafaro
 

Hi Everyone:
I have been looking for the DRAY (surname) for several years and have yet to
find any solid lead. My grandmother's name was Dorithea Dray Louise GRAUER and
I was told her "Dray" came >from a family surname.

Her father was Louis Grauer b 1854 Baltimore MD & died 1918 Merion PA - her
mother Florence MAY b 1865 New Haven CT died 1933 PA. Louis' father Sauel Samuel
Grauer b 1814 in Raudnitz an der Elbe died 1892 Philadelphia PA. His wife
Hannah is the only family member I do not have a surname for and she was born
1821 Austria/Germany married in US died in 1885 Baltimore MD.

So wall seems simple Hannah must be Hannah Dray but I can't find any such
person. Love any ideas to break this wall.

Thanks Dorann Cafaro


JRI-Poland Kopyczynce Records Project #poland

Karen Steinfeld
 

In April, it was announced that there are newly available AGAD records for
Kopyczynce. These records are 1879-1919 marriages and 1915-1933 deaths.
We have fully funded the marriages but are still looking for $380 to
complete the indexing of the death records. If you have already donated
to this project, we would like to thank you very much for your support.
If not, we would welcome contributions in any amount.

Please go to jri-poland.org/support.htm for instructions on how to make
your donation. Please be sure to apply your donation to "AGAD-Kopyczynce."
Lastly, please send a note to Karen Steinfeld (ksteinfeld@...)
with your name and contribution so that we can keep track of the
donations.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Jack Hoadley, Kopyczynce Town Leader and Karen Steinfeld


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland Kopyczynce Records Project #poland

Karen Steinfeld
 

In April, it was announced that there are newly available AGAD records for
Kopyczynce. These records are 1879-1919 marriages and 1915-1933 deaths.
We have fully funded the marriages but are still looking for $380 to
complete the indexing of the death records. If you have already donated
to this project, we would like to thank you very much for your support.
If not, we would welcome contributions in any amount.

Please go to jri-poland.org/support.htm for instructions on how to make
your donation. Please be sure to apply your donation to "AGAD-Kopyczynce."
Lastly, please send a note to Karen Steinfeld (ksteinfeld@...)
with your name and contribution so that we can keep track of the
donations.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Jack Hoadley, Kopyczynce Town Leader and Karen Steinfeld


Erna ZOREK from Breslau #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope you could help me.

Erna ZOREK was born in Breslau 22 March 1923 to Alfred and Frieda FREUND.

from Febr 1941 to Jul 1942 she lived in the old peoples home in Unna.
It could be that Erna had the Down Syndrome an was sterilized (in Unna
?). After July 1942 Erna go back to Breslau. Alfred, Frieda and Erna
were deported to Auschwitz 04-Mar-1943.

Auschwitz and a list
http://www.statistik-des-holocaust.de/list_ger_sln_43a.html Shows no
informations >from Alfred, Frieda and Erna.

When not Auschwitz - where are they.

Regards, Mike Redel, Unna - Germany


German SIG #Germany Erna ZOREK from Breslau #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear gersigs,

I hope you could help me.

Erna ZOREK was born in Breslau 22 March 1923 to Alfred and Frieda FREUND.

from Febr 1941 to Jul 1942 she lived in the old peoples home in Unna.
It could be that Erna had the Down Syndrome an was sterilized (in Unna
?). After July 1942 Erna go back to Breslau. Alfred, Frieda and Erna
were deported to Auschwitz 04-Mar-1943.

Auschwitz and a list
http://www.statistik-des-holocaust.de/list_ger_sln_43a.html Shows no
informations >from Alfred, Frieda and Erna.

When not Auschwitz - where are they.

Regards, Mike Redel, Unna - Germany

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