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Iowa Jewish Veterans-Do You Know Anyone Who Served From Civil War to Current? #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Iowa Jewish Historical Society is identifying Iowa's Jewish
veterans. The project started in 2011 and currently they have 1,470
men and women who served >from the Civil War to today The names came
from cemetery records, records in their archives and information
provided by veterans themselves and or their families, obituaries,
etc. They know that there were more of Iowa's Jewish veterans who are
missing >from the list. If you served, or know someone who served in
the US military >from Iowa and would like to add your/their name please
call 515-987-0899 ext 216 or email ijhs@.... Soon they expect
the form to be on their website, but checking at the time of writing
this it still is not posted. Note, their website is hosted by the
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. Their collection website is:
http://ijhs.pastperfectonline.com/. I did not get results when I put
in "veterans" to the search field. The IJHS is still inventorying and
digitizing its artifact collection and archives.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access
Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA Iowa Jewish Veterans-Do You Know Anyone Who Served From Civil War to Current? #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Iowa Jewish Historical Society is identifying Iowa's Jewish
veterans. The project started in 2011 and currently they have 1,470
men and women who served >from the Civil War to today The names came
from cemetery records, records in their archives and information
provided by veterans themselves and or their families, obituaries,
etc. They know that there were more of Iowa's Jewish veterans who are
missing >from the list. If you served, or know someone who served in
the US military >from Iowa and would like to add your/their name please
call 515-987-0899 ext 216 or email ijhs@.... Soon they expect
the form to be on their website, but checking at the time of writing
this it still is not posted. Note, their website is hosted by the
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. Their collection website is:
http://ijhs.pastperfectonline.com/. I did not get results when I put
in "veterans" to the search field. The IJHS is still inventorying and
digitizing its artifact collection and archives.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access
Monitoring Committee


Eisenstadt, Kismarton indices 1895ff #hungary

Traude Triebel
 

Wishing you all shana tova umetuka, filled with good health and =
happiness!

http://www.ojm.at/blog/2018/09/07/rosch-haschana-5779/#evRH


The Oesterreichische Juedische Museum http://www.ojm.at/ has published =
the BMD indices >from Eisenstadt (Kismarton) >from 1895ff:=20

birth index 1895-1918:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/geburtsindex-eisenstadt-1895-1918/

marriage index 1895-1938:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/hochzeitsindex-eisenstadt-1895-1938/

death index 1895-1938:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/sterbeindex-eisenstadt-1895-1938/

All columns of all indices are searchable, sortable and filterable, you =
can add and delete columns etc.

Please think about the different spellings through the years, esp. =
Hungarian names vs. Austrian names (Zsigmond vs. Sigmund etc.).

Thanks to Johannes Reiss and his staff

Traude Triebel
Austria


Hungary SIG #Hungary Eisenstadt, Kismarton indices 1895ff #hungary

Traude Triebel
 

Wishing you all shana tova umetuka, filled with good health and =
happiness!

http://www.ojm.at/blog/2018/09/07/rosch-haschana-5779/#evRH


The Oesterreichische Juedische Museum http://www.ojm.at/ has published =
the BMD indices >from Eisenstadt (Kismarton) >from 1895ff:=20

birth index 1895-1918:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/geburtsindex-eisenstadt-1895-1918/

marriage index 1895-1938:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/hochzeitsindex-eisenstadt-1895-1938/

death index 1895-1938:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/sterbeindex-eisenstadt-1895-1938/

All columns of all indices are searchable, sortable and filterable, you =
can add and delete columns etc.

Please think about the different spellings through the years, esp. =
Hungarian names vs. Austrian names (Zsigmond vs. Sigmund etc.).

Thanks to Johannes Reiss and his staff

Traude Triebel
Austria


Re Koma and Sandak #hungary

judyyoung@...
 

Just a small additional point on these two words which in the genealogical=
and Jewish traditional context have pretty much the same meaning and use: =
both refer to the person who is the "godfather" and/or the person who holds=
the baby at the bris, and as our Moderator explained, is usually a relativ=
e.

Koma is a Hungarian word (though probably with Slavic origin) and in addit=
ion to the "godfather" or Sandek meaning, it is often used as a general co=
lloquial expression for any relative among Jews and non-Jews alike (and som=
etimes even a non-relative but close friend, a bit like "buddy").

Sandak (sandek) is Yiddish / used in Hebrew also - not sure to what degree =
it was used in early Hungarian vital stats records but those of you working=
with them will know.=20

Judy Young
Ottawa =20


Subject: Koma/Sandak-meaning
From: gopublic@...
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 13:01:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello - Here is a very basic question.
In reviewing Hungarian birth records on JewishGen, I see in the comments "K=
oma:" and "Sandak:" followed by a name. What is the meaning of these two te=
rms?

Thank you,
Julie Weisman
New York

Researching REINITZ
KLEIN >from Mikofalva & Magyarlapos
BIRKENFELD

Moderator: Koma means godfather and the sandak or sendak is the person who =
holds the baby at his bris. We list the name because this person is typical=
ly a relative who may be the baby's grandfather, an uncle or, sometimes, th=
e baby's father.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re Koma and Sandak #hungary

judyyoung@...
 

Just a small additional point on these two words which in the genealogical=
and Jewish traditional context have pretty much the same meaning and use: =
both refer to the person who is the "godfather" and/or the person who holds=
the baby at the bris, and as our Moderator explained, is usually a relativ=
e.

Koma is a Hungarian word (though probably with Slavic origin) and in addit=
ion to the "godfather" or Sandek meaning, it is often used as a general co=
lloquial expression for any relative among Jews and non-Jews alike (and som=
etimes even a non-relative but close friend, a bit like "buddy").

Sandak (sandek) is Yiddish / used in Hebrew also - not sure to what degree =
it was used in early Hungarian vital stats records but those of you working=
with them will know.=20

Judy Young
Ottawa =20


Subject: Koma/Sandak-meaning
From: gopublic@...
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 13:01:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello - Here is a very basic question.
In reviewing Hungarian birth records on JewishGen, I see in the comments "K=
oma:" and "Sandak:" followed by a name. What is the meaning of these two te=
rms?

Thank you,
Julie Weisman
New York

Researching REINITZ
KLEIN >from Mikofalva & Magyarlapos
BIRKENFELD

Moderator: Koma means godfather and the sandak or sendak is the person who =
holds the baby at his bris. We list the name because this person is typical=
ly a relative who may be the baby's grandfather, an uncle or, sometimes, th=
e baby's father.


KehilaLinks Project Report for April-August 2018 [Brockton, Massachusetts page needs adoption] #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

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~~~

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~~~

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Early American SIG #USA KehilaLinks Project Report for April-August 2018 [Brockton, Massachusetts page needs adoption] #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
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Kfar Saba (Kefar Sava), Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
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~~~

Kiryat Tiv'on (Kiriat Amal Tivon) , Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
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~~~

Lyubcha (Lubtsh, Lubca), Belarus
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~~~

Mahanayim (Machanayim, Machanaim), Israel
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~~~

Nalibaki, (Nalibok , Nalybok, Nalyboki), Belarus
Created by Created by Eli Rabinowitz
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/naliboki/
~~~

Petach Tikva , Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/petach_tikva/index.asp
~~~

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Potchefstroom/Home.html
~~~

Rosh Pina, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Real
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rosh_pina/index.asp
~~~

Yavne'el (Yavniel), Israel
Created by Leah Haber Real
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Yavne'el/index.asp
~~~

Zichron Yaakov , Israel
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The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
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Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Created by Steven Weiss z"l
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Gura Humorului (Gura Humora) (Bk), Romania
Created by Jerome. Silverbush z"l
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Hart-Cohen marriage in New Orleans about 1855 #usa

kay@...
 

I am searching for information about Lewis or Louis HART, born Posen in
1832, left Europe and settled in either New Orleans or Osyka,
Mississippi and Minna or Mina COHEN born in about 1828. We do not know
where or when either left Europe or arrived in the United States. But
Lewis HART filed marriage bonds in New Orleans in 1855. Their first
child, Simon Lafayette, was born in Osyka in September of 1857, and a
second child, Lena Josephine, was born in February of 1859. Lewis died
during a Yellow Fever Epidemic in New Orleans in September of 1858.
Minna was included in the 1860 census living in Osyka with her two
children and Maurice Hart. Some online records indicate he was her
husband, but we know that is not true. Maurice lived in Mexico during
the Civil War and returned to New Orleans. Later his descendants settled
in Arkansas. (I was in contact with one about 15 years ago.) Lewis's
grave was eventually moved when the old cemetery was moved. His
grandson, Lewis Hart (my grandfather), visited the grave during the time
he worked in New Orleans prior to 1904. According to family stories,
Mina and Lewis were >from the same place in Europe, but we do not have
any proof that that is true. As far as we know, neither had siblings
who immigrated, although many other Hart families lived in Osyka,
Mississippi. We have all the records after about 1875 when Mina, Simon
or SL and Lena moved to Texas, but we do not have immigration records or
family records >from Europe. We hope to find information about where
they were born and how and when they traveled to Louisiana. It is
possible that Mina arrived with Bernhard Simon and his wife Minna
Jacobowsky Simon and their two daughters, however we know that Minna
Simon was in New Orleans in 1852 when her son Henry (Hyman) was born
there. So this might not be true since it would suggest that she was in
New Orleans for 3 years prior to marriage. Researching LAVINE, Nathan
born 1809 Makave, and Golda wife of Nathan born 1819 or 1825 buried in
New Orleans 1867; SIMON, Bernhard born Witkowa 1819; JACOBOWSKY,
Jacobowski or Yacobowsky, Minna born 1819 Province of Poznan. Thanks

Kay Goldman, kay@...


JewishGen Education offer new class: Independent Study starts Sept 21 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

After the holidays, JewishGen will offer its unique Independent Study
Class September 21 - October 12.

If you have a research idea or genealogical problem you would love to
work on with individualized instruction...Set up you own project and
spend 3 weeks with a personal mentor.

Application is required
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40118
The instructor will analyze your data to make sure that you can make
progress throughout the class.

Independent Study is a way to get a helping hand and help you set goals
and objectives for solutions and success.

We offer a wide range of problem solving solutions, techniques and
resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/
Education that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.

Course Description and application: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
Tuition: $125.

Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@...


Early American SIG #USA Hart-Cohen marriage in New Orleans about 1855 #usa

kay@...
 

I am searching for information about Lewis or Louis HART, born Posen in
1832, left Europe and settled in either New Orleans or Osyka,
Mississippi and Minna or Mina COHEN born in about 1828. We do not know
where or when either left Europe or arrived in the United States. But
Lewis HART filed marriage bonds in New Orleans in 1855. Their first
child, Simon Lafayette, was born in Osyka in September of 1857, and a
second child, Lena Josephine, was born in February of 1859. Lewis died
during a Yellow Fever Epidemic in New Orleans in September of 1858.
Minna was included in the 1860 census living in Osyka with her two
children and Maurice Hart. Some online records indicate he was her
husband, but we know that is not true. Maurice lived in Mexico during
the Civil War and returned to New Orleans. Later his descendants settled
in Arkansas. (I was in contact with one about 15 years ago.) Lewis's
grave was eventually moved when the old cemetery was moved. His
grandson, Lewis Hart (my grandfather), visited the grave during the time
he worked in New Orleans prior to 1904. According to family stories,
Mina and Lewis were >from the same place in Europe, but we do not have
any proof that that is true. As far as we know, neither had siblings
who immigrated, although many other Hart families lived in Osyka,
Mississippi. We have all the records after about 1875 when Mina, Simon
or SL and Lena moved to Texas, but we do not have immigration records or
family records >from Europe. We hope to find information about where
they were born and how and when they traveled to Louisiana. It is
possible that Mina arrived with Bernhard Simon and his wife Minna
Jacobowsky Simon and their two daughters, however we know that Minna
Simon was in New Orleans in 1852 when her son Henry (Hyman) was born
there. So this might not be true since it would suggest that she was in
New Orleans for 3 years prior to marriage. Researching LAVINE, Nathan
born 1809 Makave, and Golda wife of Nathan born 1819 or 1825 buried in
New Orleans 1867; SIMON, Bernhard born Witkowa 1819; JACOBOWSKY,
Jacobowski or Yacobowsky, Minna born 1819 Province of Poznan. Thanks

Kay Goldman, kay@...


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education offer new class: Independent Study starts Sept 21 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

After the holidays, JewishGen will offer its unique Independent Study
Class September 21 - October 12.

If you have a research idea or genealogical problem you would love to
work on with individualized instruction...Set up you own project and
spend 3 weeks with a personal mentor.

Application is required
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40118
The instructor will analyze your data to make sure that you can make
progress throughout the class.

Independent Study is a way to get a helping hand and help you set goals
and objectives for solutions and success.

We offer a wide range of problem solving solutions, techniques and
resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/
Education that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.

Course Description and application: http://www.jewishgen.org/education
Tuition: $125.

Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@...


Re: Researching GUNDELFINGER family #germany

research@...
 

I wish to thank Ellen Kahn for her message. It is appreciated

My Grandfather Abraham GUNDELFINGER was born in Ulm and his parents were
Heinrich GUNDELFINGER and Karoline MAIER.

He married Eugenia STERN of Landau and her parents were Ludwig STERN and
Regina WEIL.

They left Germany for The Transvaal Republic (part of present day South
Africa) in 1905 so long before the Nazi era. Also, I have not found any
trace of a migration to the United States.

Part of the family (Isaac GUNDELFINGER) went to England and he changed
his name to Gundle (different spelling).

There is no trace of a David GUNDELFINGER looking upstream but
ironically my youngest son who is currently studying law in London is David!

Thank you for your advice - it is my intention to go to the
offices of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) here
in London after the holidays. Yours sincerely,

Andrew Gundelfinger - London research@... JGID #802541


German SIG #Germany RE: Researching GUNDELFINGER family #germany

research@...
 

I wish to thank Ellen Kahn for her message. It is appreciated

My Grandfather Abraham GUNDELFINGER was born in Ulm and his parents were
Heinrich GUNDELFINGER and Karoline MAIER.

He married Eugenia STERN of Landau and her parents were Ludwig STERN and
Regina WEIL.

They left Germany for The Transvaal Republic (part of present day South
Africa) in 1905 so long before the Nazi era. Also, I have not found any
trace of a migration to the United States.

Part of the family (Isaac GUNDELFINGER) went to England and he changed
his name to Gundle (different spelling).

There is no trace of a David GUNDELFINGER looking upstream but
ironically my youngest son who is currently studying law in London is David!

Thank you for your advice - it is my intention to go to the
offices of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) here
in London after the holidays. Yours sincerely,

Andrew Gundelfinger - London research@... JGID #802541


Re: Researching GUNDELFINGER #germany

Ellen Lukas Kahn
 

This is in response to the email >from Andrew Gundelfinger -
<research@...>.
As a family researcher and having GUNDELFINGER on the maternal side of my
family tree, I am offering you some help in your genealogical search. I am
not a professional but have been collecting my family history, photos and
data for more than 35 years.

Let me begin by introducing myself: My name is Ellen Lukas Kahn and I live
in Homewood, Illinois which is a suburb located 30 miles south of Chicago.
My late husband was also a descendant of centuries of German Jews. Because
our parents were able to flee Germany between 1936 and 1938 and most of
our closest aunts and uncles came to the Chicago area, we grew up as part of
closely knit families.

My interest began the day after my father died because I realized that
there wereso many questions that I had not asked nor had I written down
the names on back of the many photos he and my mother had in their
possession. In addition, I had not written down the stories he had
mentioned during my lifetime.

So I began by trying to connect with his cousins. I will not go into
detail here because now, at the age of 80, after almost 40 years of
research, I decided to write a family history book.

Let me begin by saying that our GerSig moderator has given you the best
suggestion as to searching in JGFF (Jewish Gen Family Finder). My own
suggestions are: to read Emily Rose's book " Portraits of the Past;
Jews of the German Countryside". Emily is extremely knowledgeable about
our Gundelfinger family. She lives in Florida and visited Chicago
in about 2000 to meet and interview my aunt and uncle because they knew
their grandfather David Gundelfinger and had lived in Michelbach an Der Luecke.

Included in Emily's book is a chapter beginning on page 113 titled
Changes in the Family which includes much about the Gundelfingers. On page
119, there is an excellent map of the Wuerttenberg area including Michelbach
an Der Luecke, located south of Wiesenbach and north of Crailsh
eim (their close relatives had lived in both towns). Please note that there
are many other towns in Germany by the name of Michelbach but only one
which includes the river nearby.

The Michelbach synagogue is shown in several photos on pages 123 and 124.
I have newer photos taken when I visited there with my aunts and uncles in
1992 and 1999. One photo is of the sister and brother standing in front of
a plaque with the names of all residents killed in the Holocaust. The syn
agogue was partially burned on Kristalnacht, November 9-10, 1938, but rebuilt
as a museum; and if you visit the area, it is one place you should
consider seeing, as well as other towns such as Schwabisch Hall.

There are several family trees in Emily's book. When you read about David
Gundelfinger, please know that there are several men by that name
because many German Jewish families named a son after his deceased grandfather
or great-grandfather as a sign of respect and honor.

My aunt Amelia and uncle Manfred are siblings and descendants of the David
Gundelfinger who is the son of Jakob Gundelfinger born in 1819. Their
grandfather David was born on Oct. 26, 1857, married Sarah Stern, and had
one daughter Meta born September 15, 1885, who married Aron Neumann.

The Holocaust took the lives of David, Sarah and their daughter Meta
Neumann, who, would not leave her parents when her two children went to
the US, and according to official records, Meta died on December 31,
1942 in the Riga concentration camp.

By the way, some descendants have shortened their surnames to Gundel.

Lastly, I would recommend you contact a large library to order a copy of
" Kein Kleines Jerusalem: Geschichte der Juden im Landkreis Schwaebisch Hall";
written by archivist Gerhard Taddy, and published in 1992 in Germany by
Jan Thorbecke. Although the book is written in German, you will be able to
understand the many names, dates and towns. There are a number of family
ancestral charts (following page 376).

If you receive messages >from others researching Gundelfinger, I would
appreciate your advising me.

My book will probably be completed within a year but not be for sale. However,
I would like to know about other close relatives.

Good Luck, Ellen Lukas Kahn Researcher ID #1604 ellnkahn@...

Researching these Surnames and Towns in Germany
FELDENHEIMER -Hengstfeld; GUNDELFINGER, Michelbach an der Luecke;
JACOBS - Klusserath (Mosel); KAHN - Klusserath; KAHN -Osaan (Mosel);
KAHN - Rhaunen (Hunsruck); LEVY - Aach (Trier); LUCAS, LUKAS - Duisberg,
Mulheim an der Ruhr; MAY - Niedermendig (Mendig); MEZGER - Crailsheim,
Goldbach; NIEMEIER, RIMON - Oettingen, NEUMANN - Wiesenbach;
ROSENFELD - Wallhausen, Hengstfeld; SCHWAB - Schwaebisch Hall,
Duensbach, Oberdorf bei Bopfingen; STEINER - Duensbach; STERN - Michelbach
an der Luecke; STRAUS - Laufersweiler


German SIG #Germany Re: Researching GUNDELFINGER #germany

Ellen Lukas Kahn
 

This is in response to the email >from Andrew Gundelfinger -
<research@...>.
As a family researcher and having GUNDELFINGER on the maternal side of my
family tree, I am offering you some help in your genealogical search. I am
not a professional but have been collecting my family history, photos and
data for more than 35 years.

Let me begin by introducing myself: My name is Ellen Lukas Kahn and I live
in Homewood, Illinois which is a suburb located 30 miles south of Chicago.
My late husband was also a descendant of centuries of German Jews. Because
our parents were able to flee Germany between 1936 and 1938 and most of
our closest aunts and uncles came to the Chicago area, we grew up as part of
closely knit families.

My interest began the day after my father died because I realized that
there wereso many questions that I had not asked nor had I written down
the names on back of the many photos he and my mother had in their
possession. In addition, I had not written down the stories he had
mentioned during my lifetime.

So I began by trying to connect with his cousins. I will not go into
detail here because now, at the age of 80, after almost 40 years of
research, I decided to write a family history book.

Let me begin by saying that our GerSig moderator has given you the best
suggestion as to searching in JGFF (Jewish Gen Family Finder). My own
suggestions are: to read Emily Rose's book " Portraits of the Past;
Jews of the German Countryside". Emily is extremely knowledgeable about
our Gundelfinger family. She lives in Florida and visited Chicago
in about 2000 to meet and interview my aunt and uncle because they knew
their grandfather David Gundelfinger and had lived in Michelbach an Der Luecke.

Included in Emily's book is a chapter beginning on page 113 titled
Changes in the Family which includes much about the Gundelfingers. On page
119, there is an excellent map of the Wuerttenberg area including Michelbach
an Der Luecke, located south of Wiesenbach and north of Crailsh
eim (their close relatives had lived in both towns). Please note that there
are many other towns in Germany by the name of Michelbach but only one
which includes the river nearby.

The Michelbach synagogue is shown in several photos on pages 123 and 124.
I have newer photos taken when I visited there with my aunts and uncles in
1992 and 1999. One photo is of the sister and brother standing in front of
a plaque with the names of all residents killed in the Holocaust. The syn
agogue was partially burned on Kristalnacht, November 9-10, 1938, but rebuilt
as a museum; and if you visit the area, it is one place you should
consider seeing, as well as other towns such as Schwabisch Hall.

There are several family trees in Emily's book. When you read about David
Gundelfinger, please know that there are several men by that name
because many German Jewish families named a son after his deceased grandfather
or great-grandfather as a sign of respect and honor.

My aunt Amelia and uncle Manfred are siblings and descendants of the David
Gundelfinger who is the son of Jakob Gundelfinger born in 1819. Their
grandfather David was born on Oct. 26, 1857, married Sarah Stern, and had
one daughter Meta born September 15, 1885, who married Aron Neumann.

The Holocaust took the lives of David, Sarah and their daughter Meta
Neumann, who, would not leave her parents when her two children went to
the US, and according to official records, Meta died on December 31,
1942 in the Riga concentration camp.

By the way, some descendants have shortened their surnames to Gundel.

Lastly, I would recommend you contact a large library to order a copy of
" Kein Kleines Jerusalem: Geschichte der Juden im Landkreis Schwaebisch Hall";
written by archivist Gerhard Taddy, and published in 1992 in Germany by
Jan Thorbecke. Although the book is written in German, you will be able to
understand the many names, dates and towns. There are a number of family
ancestral charts (following page 376).

If you receive messages >from others researching Gundelfinger, I would
appreciate your advising me.

My book will probably be completed within a year but not be for sale. However,
I would like to know about other close relatives.

Good Luck, Ellen Lukas Kahn Researcher ID #1604 ellnkahn@...

Researching these Surnames and Towns in Germany
FELDENHEIMER -Hengstfeld; GUNDELFINGER, Michelbach an der Luecke;
JACOBS - Klusserath (Mosel); KAHN - Klusserath; KAHN -Osaan (Mosel);
KAHN - Rhaunen (Hunsruck); LEVY - Aach (Trier); LUCAS, LUKAS - Duisberg,
Mulheim an der Ruhr; MAY - Niedermendig (Mendig); MEZGER - Crailsheim,
Goldbach; NIEMEIER, RIMON - Oettingen, NEUMANN - Wiesenbach;
ROSENFELD - Wallhausen, Hengstfeld; SCHWAB - Schwaebisch Hall,
Duensbach, Oberdorf bei Bopfingen; STEINER - Duensbach; STERN - Michelbach
an der Luecke; STRAUS - Laufersweiler


Hamburg Archives Weeds Medical Certificates of Death 1876-1953 #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

The Berlin newspaper TAZ published an article on 4 September about the
document destruction that may be of interest. If you don't speak
German, you can use an online translator: http://www.taz.de/!5529873/
<http://www.taz.de/!5529873/>

Regards, Roderick Miller, Berlin rpm@...


German SIG #Germany Hamburg Archives Weeds Medical Certificates of Death 1876-1953 #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

The Berlin newspaper TAZ published an article on 4 September about the
document destruction that may be of interest. If you don't speak
German, you can use an online translator: http://www.taz.de/!5529873/
<http://www.taz.de/!5529873/>

Regards, Roderick Miller, Berlin rpm@...


Re: French citizens working in Germany durching WWII #france

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Doug and fellow French-SIG readers,

I did a quick research on German websites, some are also available in
English others unfortunately only in German.

Also in English:
Portal of the Federal Archives in Germany concerning forced Labour Camps
(Bundesarchiv, Zwangsarbeit im NS-Staat):

https://www.bundesarchiv.de/zwangsarbeit/haftstaetten/index.php.en?tab=3D27

--
https://www.dz-ns-zwangsarbeit.de/en/research/

--
Research via the ITS (International Tracing Service)

https://www.its-arolsen.org/en/research/

--
A comprehensive PDF-document with research hint for files in regional
Archives regarding French Forced Labourers, unfortunately only in
German. I think this document is really worthwhile looking through
especially if you have found out in which region the family member was
kept.

http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/pdf/DE_DE_WK2_nsb.pdf

--
Regional researchers or groups have done research on local conditions.
Here an example for Goettingen:

http://www.zwangsarbeit-in-goettingen.de/texte/franzosenkgf.htm

A Working Paper of the German Independent Commission of Historians

https://docplayer.org/61366005-Die-franzoesische-zwangsarbeit.html

A Website on conditions, status, etc.- in French and in German

http://www.deuframat.de/fr/conflits/guerre-et-reconciliation/travailleurs-
forces-francais-en-allemagne-1940-1945/introduction.html

http://www.deuframat.de/de/konflikte/krieg-und-aussoehnung/franzoesische-z
wangsarbeiter-in-deutschland-1940-45/vorbemerkung.html

-
Very much hope you will find out more. Regards >from Germany

Corinna

Corinna (Woehrl)
Hoisdorf, near Hamburg
goslar@...


French SIG #France Re: French citizens working in Germany durching WWII #france

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Doug and fellow French-SIG readers,

I did a quick research on German websites, some are also available in
English others unfortunately only in German.

Also in English:
Portal of the Federal Archives in Germany concerning forced Labour Camps
(Bundesarchiv, Zwangsarbeit im NS-Staat):

https://www.bundesarchiv.de/zwangsarbeit/haftstaetten/index.php.en?tab=3D27

--
https://www.dz-ns-zwangsarbeit.de/en/research/

--
Research via the ITS (International Tracing Service)

https://www.its-arolsen.org/en/research/

--
A comprehensive PDF-document with research hint for files in regional
Archives regarding French Forced Labourers, unfortunately only in
German. I think this document is really worthwhile looking through
especially if you have found out in which region the family member was
kept.

http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/pdf/DE_DE_WK2_nsb.pdf

--
Regional researchers or groups have done research on local conditions.
Here an example for Goettingen:

http://www.zwangsarbeit-in-goettingen.de/texte/franzosenkgf.htm

A Working Paper of the German Independent Commission of Historians

https://docplayer.org/61366005-Die-franzoesische-zwangsarbeit.html

A Website on conditions, status, etc.- in French and in German

http://www.deuframat.de/fr/conflits/guerre-et-reconciliation/travailleurs-
forces-francais-en-allemagne-1940-1945/introduction.html

http://www.deuframat.de/de/konflikte/krieg-und-aussoehnung/franzoesische-z
wangsarbeiter-in-deutschland-1940-45/vorbemerkung.html

-
Very much hope you will find out more. Regards >from Germany

Corinna

Corinna (Woehrl)
Hoisdorf, near Hamburg
goslar@...

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