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Thank You Re: Photo of 13 Wilson St., Princes Sq., Finsbury Sq., London #unitedkingdom

richard may
 

Dear community,

Thank you very much to everyone who responded to my
inquiry regarding how I might obtain a photograph of
13 Wilson Street, Princes Square, Finsbury Square,
London during the period >from 1850 through ca. 1870(or
later, if building was still extant)?

Richard May
<ferdlilac@yahoo.com>
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Thank You Re: Photo of 13 Wilson St., Princes Sq., Finsbury Sq., London #unitedkingdom

richard may
 

Dear community,

Thank you very much to everyone who responded to my
inquiry regarding how I might obtain a photograph of
13 Wilson Street, Princes Square, Finsbury Square,
London during the period >from 1850 through ca. 1870(or
later, if building was still extant)?

Richard May
<ferdlilac@yahoo.com>
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.


German Jewish migration to UK conference #unitedkingdom

Alice Josephs
 

A free conference is to be held at the University of Greenwich, South
East London, UK.

German-Anglo Cultural Transfers and Encounters 1660-1918
Colloquium 19/20 July 2004
University of Greenwich
School of Humanities
Queen Anne Building 075

Thomas Weber will be speaking on the impact of German Jewish immigrants
on British Jewry and Society on the afternoon of 19 July.

For more information, go to
http://www.gre.ac.uk/~ms21/Migration&Transfer/colloqu04/progr04.htm

The conference is free. However the organizer asks you contact him if
you wish to attend: S.Manz@gre.ac.uk

Alice Josephs
UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom German Jewish migration to UK conference #unitedkingdom

Alice Josephs
 

A free conference is to be held at the University of Greenwich, South
East London, UK.

German-Anglo Cultural Transfers and Encounters 1660-1918
Colloquium 19/20 July 2004
University of Greenwich
School of Humanities
Queen Anne Building 075

Thomas Weber will be speaking on the impact of German Jewish immigrants
on British Jewry and Society on the afternoon of 19 July.

For more information, go to
http://www.gre.ac.uk/~ms21/Migration&Transfer/colloqu04/progr04.htm

The conference is free. However the organizer asks you contact him if
you wish to attend: S.Manz@gre.ac.uk

Alice Josephs
UK


The GerSig Website - Valuable Resource, Constantly Improving #germany

GerSig@...
 

Naomi Teveth's message reminded me that our GerSig Website is a wonderfully
rich resource for our members and that it is regularly updated with new links
to research reference sources.

I find the ***Resources*** pages particularly helpful. Many questions asked in
this Forum can be answered through those pages. Collections of web links include:

General Websites - This section should be reviewed with care. Included in the
long list are sources on:

Name Adoption Lists;
Translations of German terms for old occupations, professions and illnesses;
State and City Archives in Germany - Including addresses; and much more.

The section on ***Community Histories***

This section began as a list of books about Jewish Life in Small Towns but is now
an extensive list of publication *** and internet links *** which give information
about cities and towns in Germany. If you haven't used this to check on your
own ancestral towns recently please do so. You will be delighted at what you
find.

Other sections:
German-Jewish Bookdealers
Historic and Current Maps
Old German Currency
Jewish newspapers in German
Translation Tools

Please take a few momemts to visit our website and remind yourselves of what
is available there.

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator


German SIG #Germany The GerSig Website - Valuable Resource, Constantly Improving #germany

GerSig@...
 

Naomi Teveth's message reminded me that our GerSig Website is a wonderfully
rich resource for our members and that it is regularly updated with new links
to research reference sources.

I find the ***Resources*** pages particularly helpful. Many questions asked in
this Forum can be answered through those pages. Collections of web links include:

General Websites - This section should be reviewed with care. Included in the
long list are sources on:

Name Adoption Lists;
Translations of German terms for old occupations, professions and illnesses;
State and City Archives in Germany - Including addresses; and much more.

The section on ***Community Histories***

This section began as a list of books about Jewish Life in Small Towns but is now
an extensive list of publication *** and internet links *** which give information
about cities and towns in Germany. If you haven't used this to check on your
own ancestral towns recently please do so. You will be delighted at what you
find.

Other sections:
German-Jewish Bookdealers
Historic and Current Maps
Old German Currency
Jewish newspapers in German
Translation Tools

Please take a few momemts to visit our website and remind yourselves of what
is available there.

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator


Nyirmada and Mada #hungary

Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

I have made some progress researching my great-grandfather's origins and
arrived at Nyirmada as the place where he was born. I also found his parents
names and a brother.

The puzzling thing here is that they are listed under Nyirmada but their
place of birth is Mada.

I also looked for Nyirmada films with LDS and found none. I then looked for
films for Mada and found what I was looking form.

Does anyone know if Mada and Nyirmada are the same place? I know for example
(for my other family branch) that Acsad became Nyiracsad, can this be the
case here that Mada became Nyirmada?

Thank you,
Isaac Katz
Beit-Hanania, Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Nyirmada and Mada #hungary

Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

I have made some progress researching my great-grandfather's origins and
arrived at Nyirmada as the place where he was born. I also found his parents
names and a brother.

The puzzling thing here is that they are listed under Nyirmada but their
place of birth is Mada.

I also looked for Nyirmada films with LDS and found none. I then looked for
films for Mada and found what I was looking form.

Does anyone know if Mada and Nyirmada are the same place? I know for example
(for my other family branch) that Acsad became Nyiracsad, can this be the
case here that Mada became Nyirmada?

Thank you,
Isaac Katz
Beit-Hanania, Israel


Re: Reading the name of a town in Hungary #hungary

Adam Smith <ajsmith98@...>
 

Hi Israel,

Did you get a successful response for your town name in Hungary? I had a
look at it, and it says Also Verecko, Maramaros under the name of Ruchel
Steg. So, this town is most likely in Ukraine, but possibly Romania today.
What kind of record is this anyway?

Take care,
Adam Smith

New York, NY

From: "Israel P" <isai8v10@actcom.co.il>
Reply-To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Reading the name of a town in Hungary
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 14:42:37 +0200

A child was born in Skole (East Galicia) to Bendit Tane and his wife Lea
Steg. Lea is the daughter of Jeruchim and Ruchel Steg, who were called
"the Hungarian branch" of the Steg family.

Can someone identify the town in Hungary, as it appears at
http://www.pikholz.org/Hungarytown.html ? I realize that it may not be
Hungary now - and may not have been then either.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz

Moderator: It would be much easier to provide an informative response to
your inquiry if you show a larger portion of the page. There are a number
of places in Hungary with the suffix "osvar" Difficult to identify the
correct one without more info.


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Reading the name of a town in Hungary #hungary

Adam Smith <ajsmith98@...>
 

Hi Israel,

Did you get a successful response for your town name in Hungary? I had a
look at it, and it says Also Verecko, Maramaros under the name of Ruchel
Steg. So, this town is most likely in Ukraine, but possibly Romania today.
What kind of record is this anyway?

Take care,
Adam Smith

New York, NY

From: "Israel P" <isai8v10@actcom.co.il>
Reply-To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Reading the name of a town in Hungary
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 14:42:37 +0200

A child was born in Skole (East Galicia) to Bendit Tane and his wife Lea
Steg. Lea is the daughter of Jeruchim and Ruchel Steg, who were called
"the Hungarian branch" of the Steg family.

Can someone identify the town in Hungary, as it appears at
http://www.pikholz.org/Hungarytown.html ? I realize that it may not be
Hungary now - and may not have been then either.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz

Moderator: It would be much easier to provide an informative response to
your inquiry if you show a larger portion of the page. There are a number
of places in Hungary with the suffix "osvar" Difficult to identify the
correct one without more info.


Volhynia region #ukraine

Neal L Kaunfer <nealkan@...>
 

Is there any way I can be connected with people searching the Volhynia
region whose relatives lived there >from 1843 onward & immigrated to the
USA between 1899-1904? I'm trying to find the town of origin of my
grandfather(Nathan Kanfer) & father(Heschel/Harry Kanfer). What kinds of
records can I find with the names of their towns of origins & where & how
could I go about finding these documents?
Neal Kaunfer


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Volhynia region #ukraine

Neal L Kaunfer <nealkan@...>
 

Is there any way I can be connected with people searching the Volhynia
region whose relatives lived there >from 1843 onward & immigrated to the
USA between 1899-1904? I'm trying to find the town of origin of my
grandfather(Nathan Kanfer) & father(Heschel/Harry Kanfer). What kinds of
records can I find with the names of their towns of origins & where & how
could I go about finding these documents?
Neal Kaunfer


Re: Argentine Burials #general

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

I think the website you want is:
www.agja.org.ar/

Jean Rosenbaum
Baytown, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Argentine Burials #general

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

I think the website you want is:
www.agja.org.ar/

Jean Rosenbaum
Baytown, TX


Seeking Fate of Half-Siblings REIBER/KALTER #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I am searching for the fate of the half-brother and half-sister of a relative of
mine. After all this time, their names have only now become known, making this
search possible. If they are still alive, they would be about 70-75 years old
today. If you have any information that can help in this search, please let me
know. Here is what little we know:

Salomon KALTER (b. 1899, Lancut, Poland) was married first to Regine REIBER.
They had two children, Nellie and Avie or Avic, Nellie a few years older (judging
from photographs). In 1910, Salomon was living in Lancut, and the Stadtarchiv
Wien indicates that he moved to Wien (Vienna, Austria) around 1913. On 13 Aug
1936, Salomon left Wien for Zagreb, Croatia, and eventually emigrated to Brazil,
where he remarried and had a son, who now lives in Israel. According to the
Stadtarchiv Wien's records, Regine REIBER did not live in Wien with her husband,
but stayed in Poland, though this son's recollection is that Regine and Nellie and
Avie/Avic lived in Wien at the start of WWII. Obviously, they were in contact at
some time after Salomon moved to Wien. One photograph of the children has the
caption March 1936, Leipzig - this was taken at a photo booth. The latest dated
photograph is a posed portrait of the children dated February 1940. The latest
dated photograph showing their mother Regine REIBER is dated 1936. Her fate is
also unknown. No other places are listed on the photographs.

I am contacting the USHMM and Stadtarchiv Leipzig to see if they have any
information. I must stress that I do not know whether the family lived in
Leipzig, they may have only been passing through.

Thanks very much for your help.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
Washington, D.C. area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Fate of Half-Siblings REIBER/KALTER #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I am searching for the fate of the half-brother and half-sister of a relative of
mine. After all this time, their names have only now become known, making this
search possible. If they are still alive, they would be about 70-75 years old
today. If you have any information that can help in this search, please let me
know. Here is what little we know:

Salomon KALTER (b. 1899, Lancut, Poland) was married first to Regine REIBER.
They had two children, Nellie and Avie or Avic, Nellie a few years older (judging
from photographs). In 1910, Salomon was living in Lancut, and the Stadtarchiv
Wien indicates that he moved to Wien (Vienna, Austria) around 1913. On 13 Aug
1936, Salomon left Wien for Zagreb, Croatia, and eventually emigrated to Brazil,
where he remarried and had a son, who now lives in Israel. According to the
Stadtarchiv Wien's records, Regine REIBER did not live in Wien with her husband,
but stayed in Poland, though this son's recollection is that Regine and Nellie and
Avie/Avic lived in Wien at the start of WWII. Obviously, they were in contact at
some time after Salomon moved to Wien. One photograph of the children has the
caption March 1936, Leipzig - this was taken at a photo booth. The latest dated
photograph is a posed portrait of the children dated February 1940. The latest
dated photograph showing their mother Regine REIBER is dated 1936. Her fate is
also unknown. No other places are listed on the photographs.

I am contacting the USHMM and Stadtarchiv Leipzig to see if they have any
information. I must stress that I do not know whether the family lived in
Leipzig, they may have only been passing through.

Thanks very much for your help.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
Washington, D.C. area


ZINGER family from Jaslo, Poland #general

Susan Stone <stonegs@...>
 

I am searching for family and descendants of Joseph ZINGER, who lived at West 230
Street, Bronx, N.Y. in 1971.

Joseph Zinger was the son of Elias ZINGER, born 1872 in Jaslo, Poland, and Hinda
(Rendel) ZINGER, born 1875 in Jaslo, Poland.

Please respond privately.

Thank you.

Susan Stone
New York, N.Y.
stonegs@nyc.rr.com
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and
more frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZINGER family from Jaslo, Poland #general

Susan Stone <stonegs@...>
 

I am searching for family and descendants of Joseph ZINGER, who lived at West 230
Street, Bronx, N.Y. in 1971.

Joseph Zinger was the son of Elias ZINGER, born 1872 in Jaslo, Poland, and Hinda
(Rendel) ZINGER, born 1875 in Jaslo, Poland.

Please respond privately.

Thank you.

Susan Stone
New York, N.Y.
stonegs@nyc.rr.com
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and
more frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


Please Help Me to Find my Family #general

Dr Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

Dear Friends
I have very little on which to base my research. Time is progressing and in a
little while it might be too late, as everything will eventually disappear into
oblivion. I will describe you the scenario of events which happened in Warsaw, the
capital city of Poland. In 1929, a young Jewish girl as a result of her first
love, became pregnant. She was probably 15 or 16 years of age and her parents,
being affluent Jewish industrialists were horrified and devastated at this
situation. They had already planned the marriage of their daughter to a boy >from
another rich Jewish Orthodox family. They could not afford to have an illegitimate
grandchild, so everything was kept secret and confinement took place in Santa
Sofia Obstetrical Hospital in Warsaw on the 21 July 1930. Prior to the
confinement, the parents of the girl called Halina (Invented name) were looking
for a suitable family to adopt their grandchild.

As it happened Mrs Kazimiera Loeffler and Mr Jan Loeffler, both aged 30, had
placed their name in the same hospital with regard to seeking adoption. Halina's
parents got in touch with Loefflers who themselves were most likely of Jewish
descent and found them suitable as adoptive parents for their grand child.

The adoption took place in a secret way so nobody would know anything about it.
In 1940 a Jewish family rented the apartment next to ours on their way to the
Warsaw Ghetto. A young woman, whom I do remember because she was looking at me
with love, spent a lot of time with my adoptive Mother Kazimiera while I was
playing with her son who was younger than me by probably two or three years.
Today, I know that he was my half brother.

The address of the place was Warszawa-Zoliborz ul Krasinskiego XX. That young
woman was my Mother who wanted to spend a few weeks with me and say goodbye before
going to the Ghetto. After a few weeks they moved to Ghetto and as they had
telephone in Ghetto I was able to talk to them for a period of time but
afterwards, the telephone went silent. That is about all that I know.

Later on in life, my adoptive Father told me that my natural family went through
gas chamber in Treblinka. My Mother would probably around 90 years of age if she
would be alive today.
Could she be still alive?
Could my half brother be alive?
Maybe they were able to escape >from the Ghetto?
What about me? I know that there was a reason for the events to take place. I know
that Hashem gave me a chance to survive Holocaust. I have now joined Jewish
Community and I am happy to finally be a Jew and be amongst my own people. It is a
wonderful feeling.

If my life story jolts your mind in regard to any of these events and you can
provide me with a connection to my past or assist with further discovering my
origins and my family and especially finding my Mother, I would be most interested
to hear >from you.

Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Please Help Me to Find my Family #general

Dr Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

Dear Friends
I have very little on which to base my research. Time is progressing and in a
little while it might be too late, as everything will eventually disappear into
oblivion. I will describe you the scenario of events which happened in Warsaw, the
capital city of Poland. In 1929, a young Jewish girl as a result of her first
love, became pregnant. She was probably 15 or 16 years of age and her parents,
being affluent Jewish industrialists were horrified and devastated at this
situation. They had already planned the marriage of their daughter to a boy >from
another rich Jewish Orthodox family. They could not afford to have an illegitimate
grandchild, so everything was kept secret and confinement took place in Santa
Sofia Obstetrical Hospital in Warsaw on the 21 July 1930. Prior to the
confinement, the parents of the girl called Halina (Invented name) were looking
for a suitable family to adopt their grandchild.

As it happened Mrs Kazimiera Loeffler and Mr Jan Loeffler, both aged 30, had
placed their name in the same hospital with regard to seeking adoption. Halina's
parents got in touch with Loefflers who themselves were most likely of Jewish
descent and found them suitable as adoptive parents for their grand child.

The adoption took place in a secret way so nobody would know anything about it.
In 1940 a Jewish family rented the apartment next to ours on their way to the
Warsaw Ghetto. A young woman, whom I do remember because she was looking at me
with love, spent a lot of time with my adoptive Mother Kazimiera while I was
playing with her son who was younger than me by probably two or three years.
Today, I know that he was my half brother.

The address of the place was Warszawa-Zoliborz ul Krasinskiego XX. That young
woman was my Mother who wanted to spend a few weeks with me and say goodbye before
going to the Ghetto. After a few weeks they moved to Ghetto and as they had
telephone in Ghetto I was able to talk to them for a period of time but
afterwards, the telephone went silent. That is about all that I know.

Later on in life, my adoptive Father told me that my natural family went through
gas chamber in Treblinka. My Mother would probably around 90 years of age if she
would be alive today.
Could she be still alive?
Could my half brother be alive?
Maybe they were able to escape >from the Ghetto?
What about me? I know that there was a reason for the events to take place. I know
that Hashem gave me a chance to survive Holocaust. I have now joined Jewish
Community and I am happy to finally be a Jew and be amongst my own people. It is a
wonderful feeling.

If my life story jolts your mind in regard to any of these events and you can
provide me with a connection to my past or assist with further discovering my
origins and my family and especially finding my Mother, I would be most interested
to hear >from you.

Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia