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Fred Cohen from Manchester #unitedkingdom

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I am looking for the origins of a Fred Cohen >from Manchester who worked for
my relatives Choritz and Jaffe in Bot River, South Africa, in 1928.

Would be interested in determining where he originally came from.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Fred Cohen from Manchester #unitedkingdom

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I am looking for the origins of a Fred Cohen >from Manchester who worked for
my relatives Choritz and Jaffe in Bot River, South Africa, in 1928.

Would be interested in determining where he originally came from.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


BERDICHEVSKY/BERDICZEWSKI from Kirovograd or Odessa, Ukraine #general

WAlmeleh@...
 

I am inquiring for a friend without a computer, whose great-grandfather was
Isaac BERDICHEVSKY, a cantor in Kirovograd or Odessa, who died in the early
1900s.

Isaac had a son, Morris Berdichevsky, who was a musician who studied at and
may have taught at the Odessa Conservatory of Music.

In addition, Isaac had two unmarried daughters, both doctors, who served in
the Russian army during World War I and then ran a clinic in Znamenka/
Znamyanka or Kiev, where they also hid Jews during the civil war of 1918-1920s.
The first names of these women are not known.The family was last heard >from in
the mid-1920s.

Note that no connection to the writer, Berdichevsky, has been found, and I
am not interested in information on him.

Any information on Isaac, Morris, and the two daughters or ways of learning
about them will be appreciated.

Wendy Almeleh
Great Neck, NY
(Walmeleh@aol.com )


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERDICHEVSKY/BERDICZEWSKI from Kirovograd or Odessa, Ukraine #general

WAlmeleh@...
 

I am inquiring for a friend without a computer, whose great-grandfather was
Isaac BERDICHEVSKY, a cantor in Kirovograd or Odessa, who died in the early
1900s.

Isaac had a son, Morris Berdichevsky, who was a musician who studied at and
may have taught at the Odessa Conservatory of Music.

In addition, Isaac had two unmarried daughters, both doctors, who served in
the Russian army during World War I and then ran a clinic in Znamenka/
Znamyanka or Kiev, where they also hid Jews during the civil war of 1918-1920s.
The first names of these women are not known.The family was last heard >from in
the mid-1920s.

Note that no connection to the writer, Berdichevsky, has been found, and I
am not interested in information on him.

Any information on Isaac, Morris, and the two daughters or ways of learning
about them will be appreciated.

Wendy Almeleh
Great Neck, NY
(Walmeleh@aol.com )


Genealogy software #general

Elsa Wachs <elsa@...>
 

I am not sure that you can help me but I am trying to find a software
package that will work in both the Mac and PC environments.

Our family has a huge amount of data entry to do and a couple of us are
working on it together with different systems.

With appreciation,

Elsa Wachs

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy software #general

Elsa Wachs <elsa@...>
 

I am not sure that you can help me but I am trying to find a software
package that will work in both the Mac and PC environments.

Our family has a huge amount of data entry to do and a couple of us are
working on it together with different systems.

With appreciation,

Elsa Wachs

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


searching for RABINOVICH #general

LJTRS@...
 

Hello,

I began doing some research on the Yad Vashem site and have found relatives
that perished during WWII. Some were known to me and some were not. What is
amazing is that the submitters were >from Russia. That means I have cousins
still there that I do not know about. I know that they lived in Rostov. The
submitters names were Milya MALKIN who was the sister in law of Simon RABINOVICH
(my great uncle) and then Berko KHELEMER. Does anybody know how I could
find these people who might still be living (or at least might have family
still living) in Rostov? I know that the Rabinovich family members were math
professor in the University of Rostov.

Thanks.
Rishy Savin
Miami, FL
Researching RABINOVITZ,RABINOVICH in Shedrin and Rostov, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching for RABINOVICH #general

LJTRS@...
 

Hello,

I began doing some research on the Yad Vashem site and have found relatives
that perished during WWII. Some were known to me and some were not. What is
amazing is that the submitters were >from Russia. That means I have cousins
still there that I do not know about. I know that they lived in Rostov. The
submitters names were Milya MALKIN who was the sister in law of Simon RABINOVICH
(my great uncle) and then Berko KHELEMER. Does anybody know how I could
find these people who might still be living (or at least might have family
still living) in Rostov? I know that the Rabinovich family members were math
professor in the University of Rostov.

Thanks.
Rishy Savin
Miami, FL
Researching RABINOVITZ,RABINOVICH in Shedrin and Rostov, Belarus


Re: Transferring money to Ukraine in 1914 #general

Alan <ahssha_at_rcn_dot_com@...>
 

In article <44962BCC.2000108@earthlink.net>,
krippens@earthlink.net (krippens) wrote:

I am interested to know how money
might have been transferred >from the United States to Ukraine in
1913-1914. If someone in the US wanted to get money to someone in the
Ukraine, what would have been the preferred method? Was there a way to
wire money? Would it have to have been hand-carried or would it have
been sent in the mail?

Thanks very much,
Karen Jo Rippens
My grandfather sent 100 rubles to his father in Ukraine in 1917. I
assume he sent it via the Russian consulate in New York, because there's
a record of it in the Consular archives (available on microfilm). It
amounted to $13.05 + 25 cents postage and 4 cents for translation costs.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
ahssha at rcn dot com

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Transferring money to Ukraine in 1914 #general

Alan <ahssha_at_rcn_dot_com@...>
 

In article <44962BCC.2000108@earthlink.net>,
krippens@earthlink.net (krippens) wrote:

I am interested to know how money
might have been transferred >from the United States to Ukraine in
1913-1914. If someone in the US wanted to get money to someone in the
Ukraine, what would have been the preferred method? Was there a way to
wire money? Would it have to have been hand-carried or would it have
been sent in the mail?

Thanks very much,
Karen Jo Rippens
My grandfather sent 100 rubles to his father in Ukraine in 1917. I
assume he sent it via the Russian consulate in New York, because there's
a record of it in the Consular archives (available on microfilm). It
amounted to $13.05 + 25 cents postage and 4 cents for translation costs.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
ahssha at rcn dot com

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: VICTOR - Breslau: More help requested #germany

mavlin@...
 

I was wondering if anyone had a copy of the Breslauer Adreßbuch
1843(Breslau Address Book 1843) which is shown as being available on the
site below, to check for me, the last name of VICTOR to see who was
listed in this book in 1843.

http://www.breslau-wroclaw.de/de/breslau/source/ab_cd/

regards Murray Victor New Zealand mavlin@xtra.co.nz


German SIG #Germany Re: VICTOR - Breslau: More help requested #germany

mavlin@...
 

I was wondering if anyone had a copy of the Breslauer Adreßbuch
1843(Breslau Address Book 1843) which is shown as being available on the
site below, to check for me, the last name of VICTOR to see who was
listed in this book in 1843.

http://www.breslau-wroclaw.de/de/breslau/source/ab_cd/

regards Murray Victor New Zealand mavlin@xtra.co.nz


Report of visits to Mainz, NiederSaulheim and Jugenheim Cemetery #germany

Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@...>
 

Dear Fellow GerSiggers,
I have just come back >from my trip to Mainz and Munich, and I am
overwhelmed, to put it mildly. Two friends of my aunt, retired
schoolteachers, took us around Mainz and were so wonderful, it is difficult
to put into words. People in general were very nice, and aside >from some
large crowds in Munich, we enjoyed the exuberence of the World Cup. There
was a party atmosphere all around, people >from all over the world were
enjoying themselves, sometimes somewhat loudly, but never obnoxiously or
anything worse.
Went to Dachau and it was amazing how many people were there, most of them
people who had come to Munich for the World Cup and to have a good time, yet
they found their way to see Dachau.
As for Mainz - beautiful city, small, not like Munich, there was partying
going on but since it was not a venue for a game, it was somewhat quieter.
We saw some of the usual tourist sites, including St. Stephen's Church, with
Chagall windows, sailed down the Rhine, went to Worms.
Our hosts took us to the Jewish cemetery in Mainz, which seems to be in
beautiful condition. We found the graves of one set of great-grandparents,
as well as those of a few other relatives. Unfortunately, we did not do our
homework to determine the locations of other graves in advance, so we did
not find them of course. We also saw (>from afar) the ancient cemetery of
Mainz, going back 1000 years.
I was particularly interested in visiting the cemetery at NiederSaulheim
(about 20 km. out of Mainz), where my family is originally from. The Jewish
cemetery is in the Christian one, and consists of only 2 or 3 graves. It is
possible that graves were destroyed here, because there is a vacant area
right where one would expect the Jewish graves to be, but this might be an
assumption on my part.
The most exciting part was when our hosts took us to Jugenheim, a nearby
town with a rather large cemetery in pretty good shape. This cemetery is in
a field, it is a bit isolated, about 200 m. >from the entrance to the town.
It is unmarked, but there is a fence and a low gate which is locked with a
rather new lock. We easily climbed over and into the cemetery and found
graves going back 100 and 200 years, including quite a number of Vogels.
Also, quite a few fellows named Rafael. This would give some support to the
theory that the name Vogel came >from the local German pronunication of
Rafael, and that the common ancestor was indeed Rafael. The cemetery served
nearby communities, and we found a Leopold Vogel who was >from NiederSaulheim
(and might be my ancestor).
Some of the stones are falling apart and I wonder if anyone knows if
anything can be done to preserve what's left of them. I estimate that there
are about 80-100 stones all together, about 1/3 of them are in really bad
shape, 1/3 just bad shape and the rest are OK. A lot of the stones are of a
red stone (sandstone?) and they seem to be in the worst conditions.
I would think that it is possible that anyone with ancestors in some of
these small villages and towns near Mainz and the area, might have ancestors
buried in this cemetery. Has anyone else heard of it?
Later, I spoke with someone >from Mainz and told her about this cemetery and
she was surprised that it was in such good shape, because, according to her,
the NPD is strong there.
I would like to know how to get this cemetery in the JOWBR project. I have 2
photos of the cemetery and a few specific graves. Is there any kind of
project that would be able to photograph all the graves? (I couldn't stay
long enough, unfortunately.)
I would also like to point out that even though we were there only for about
20 minutes, I was covered in bugs, including ticks, so if anyone would go
there, be aware and cover up.

If anyone would like copies of the photos, let me know and I will send them.
Best regards,

Jane Vogel-Kohai Moshav Mesilat Tzion, Israel <vogelko@nana.co.il>


German SIG #Germany Report of visits to Mainz, NiederSaulheim and Jugenheim Cemetery #germany

Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@...>
 

Dear Fellow GerSiggers,
I have just come back >from my trip to Mainz and Munich, and I am
overwhelmed, to put it mildly. Two friends of my aunt, retired
schoolteachers, took us around Mainz and were so wonderful, it is difficult
to put into words. People in general were very nice, and aside >from some
large crowds in Munich, we enjoyed the exuberence of the World Cup. There
was a party atmosphere all around, people >from all over the world were
enjoying themselves, sometimes somewhat loudly, but never obnoxiously or
anything worse.
Went to Dachau and it was amazing how many people were there, most of them
people who had come to Munich for the World Cup and to have a good time, yet
they found their way to see Dachau.
As for Mainz - beautiful city, small, not like Munich, there was partying
going on but since it was not a venue for a game, it was somewhat quieter.
We saw some of the usual tourist sites, including St. Stephen's Church, with
Chagall windows, sailed down the Rhine, went to Worms.
Our hosts took us to the Jewish cemetery in Mainz, which seems to be in
beautiful condition. We found the graves of one set of great-grandparents,
as well as those of a few other relatives. Unfortunately, we did not do our
homework to determine the locations of other graves in advance, so we did
not find them of course. We also saw (>from afar) the ancient cemetery of
Mainz, going back 1000 years.
I was particularly interested in visiting the cemetery at NiederSaulheim
(about 20 km. out of Mainz), where my family is originally from. The Jewish
cemetery is in the Christian one, and consists of only 2 or 3 graves. It is
possible that graves were destroyed here, because there is a vacant area
right where one would expect the Jewish graves to be, but this might be an
assumption on my part.
The most exciting part was when our hosts took us to Jugenheim, a nearby
town with a rather large cemetery in pretty good shape. This cemetery is in
a field, it is a bit isolated, about 200 m. >from the entrance to the town.
It is unmarked, but there is a fence and a low gate which is locked with a
rather new lock. We easily climbed over and into the cemetery and found
graves going back 100 and 200 years, including quite a number of Vogels.
Also, quite a few fellows named Rafael. This would give some support to the
theory that the name Vogel came >from the local German pronunication of
Rafael, and that the common ancestor was indeed Rafael. The cemetery served
nearby communities, and we found a Leopold Vogel who was >from NiederSaulheim
(and might be my ancestor).
Some of the stones are falling apart and I wonder if anyone knows if
anything can be done to preserve what's left of them. I estimate that there
are about 80-100 stones all together, about 1/3 of them are in really bad
shape, 1/3 just bad shape and the rest are OK. A lot of the stones are of a
red stone (sandstone?) and they seem to be in the worst conditions.
I would think that it is possible that anyone with ancestors in some of
these small villages and towns near Mainz and the area, might have ancestors
buried in this cemetery. Has anyone else heard of it?
Later, I spoke with someone >from Mainz and told her about this cemetery and
she was surprised that it was in such good shape, because, according to her,
the NPD is strong there.
I would like to know how to get this cemetery in the JOWBR project. I have 2
photos of the cemetery and a few specific graves. Is there any kind of
project that would be able to photograph all the graves? (I couldn't stay
long enough, unfortunately.)
I would also like to point out that even though we were there only for about
20 minutes, I was covered in bugs, including ticks, so if anyone would go
there, be aware and cover up.

If anyone would like copies of the photos, let me know and I will send them.
Best regards,

Jane Vogel-Kohai Moshav Mesilat Tzion, Israel <vogelko@nana.co.il>


Re: STYRIA and the EPSTEINS--correction & amplification #germany

MBernet@...
 

I had written:
" Some of the Benvenistis fled to Saloniki after 1492 (and >from there to
the Levant), others to Italy. The Italians migrated northwards and settled in
the Styrian town Ebstein (whence the name). "
==That information came >from Kaganoff's Dictionary. Kaganoff was
occasionally fallible.

==I am told there is no town named Ebstein in Styria and a ShtetlSeeker
search confirmed this. There are, however, three Eibensteins NW of Vienna,
within about 20 miles of each other. One of these may have been the transit point
for the Benvenistis.

==Lars Menks exhaustive Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames does list the
origins of many Epsteins and Ebsteins.

*Eppstein (Hesse, Main Taurus) which admitted 10 Jewish families in the
first half of the 14th century.
*There was a Lord Gottfried of Eppstein who collected taxes among Rhenish
Jews in the late 13th century.
*Ebenstein in Butzbach 16th cent
*Ebenstein in Friedberg, in Dietzenbch, in Annweiler and in Tennenstadt, all
17th cent
*There were Ep[p]steins in Frankfurt/M whom M5enk annotates as ha-Levi.
*Epstein in Prague 1515, ha-Levi who comes with a neat footnote "according
to Neil Rosenstein" writing in a 1987 article in Avotaynu, who traces the name
to R. Aharon ben Joseph ha-Levi => Benveniste (13th cent in Barcelona,
"whose mother Clara . . . was said to be a descendant of the House of David.

There's almost a full page altogether in Menk, in tiny, tiny print. Menk is
a meticulous researcher. The book is too big and too heavy for me to hold in
my hands more than a few seconds at a time. If you're after Epsteins in
various spelling, this is the place to look. I don't know about Styria, but maybe
Dr. Rosenstein can back that up. And if you want to go back to king David . .

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Re: STYRIA and the EPSTEINS--correction & amplification #germany

MBernet@...
 

I had written:
" Some of the Benvenistis fled to Saloniki after 1492 (and >from there to
the Levant), others to Italy. The Italians migrated northwards and settled in
the Styrian town Ebstein (whence the name). "
==That information came >from Kaganoff's Dictionary. Kaganoff was
occasionally fallible.

==I am told there is no town named Ebstein in Styria and a ShtetlSeeker
search confirmed this. There are, however, three Eibensteins NW of Vienna,
within about 20 miles of each other. One of these may have been the transit point
for the Benvenistis.

==Lars Menks exhaustive Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames does list the
origins of many Epsteins and Ebsteins.

*Eppstein (Hesse, Main Taurus) which admitted 10 Jewish families in the
first half of the 14th century.
*There was a Lord Gottfried of Eppstein who collected taxes among Rhenish
Jews in the late 13th century.
*Ebenstein in Butzbach 16th cent
*Ebenstein in Friedberg, in Dietzenbch, in Annweiler and in Tennenstadt, all
17th cent
*There were Ep[p]steins in Frankfurt/M whom M5enk annotates as ha-Levi.
*Epstein in Prague 1515, ha-Levi who comes with a neat footnote "according
to Neil Rosenstein" writing in a 1987 article in Avotaynu, who traces the name
to R. Aharon ben Joseph ha-Levi => Benveniste (13th cent in Barcelona,
"whose mother Clara . . . was said to be a descendant of the House of David.

There's almost a full page altogether in Menk, in tiny, tiny print. Menk is
a meticulous researcher. The book is too big and too heavy for me to hold in
my hands more than a few seconds at a time. If you're after Epsteins in
various spelling, this is the place to look. I don't know about Styria, but maybe
Dr. Rosenstein can back that up. And if you want to go back to king David . .

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


Trying to locate the Toeging entry from the Pinkas Hakehillot for Bavaria #germany

jonathan goldstine <jgoldsti@...>
 

I am trying to locate a copy of the pages >from the Bavarian Pinkas Hakehillot
for Toeging. Does anyone have a copy of the Bavarian Pinkas Hakehillot?

If so, please reply privately. I would really appreciate it if someone could
translate them >from Hebrew as well. Please let me know if you can help.

Jonathan Goldstine Redding, CT USA <jgoldsti@hotmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Trying to locate the Toeging entry from the Pinkas Hakehillot for Bavaria #germany

jonathan goldstine <jgoldsti@...>
 

I am trying to locate a copy of the pages >from the Bavarian Pinkas Hakehillot
for Toeging. Does anyone have a copy of the Bavarian Pinkas Hakehillot?

If so, please reply privately. I would really appreciate it if someone could
translate them >from Hebrew as well. Please let me know if you can help.

Jonathan Goldstine Redding, CT USA <jgoldsti@hotmail.com>


Seek book about Giebelstadt Jewish residents #germany

Efraim Stern
 

I want to know where can I get or by the book about the Giebelstadt jewry.

"Die Ehemaligen Juedischen Gemeinden im Lankreis Wuerzburg writen by
J.Sprock-Pfitzer In 1988.

[MODERATOR NOTE: Our website includes a list of book sellers who specialize
in books about German Jewish subjects.
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm#dealers

Efraim Stern, Kibuz Gonen Israel E-mail: e_stern@gonen.org.il


German SIG #Germany Seek book about Giebelstadt Jewish residents #germany

Efraim Stern
 

I want to know where can I get or by the book about the Giebelstadt jewry.

"Die Ehemaligen Juedischen Gemeinden im Lankreis Wuerzburg writen by
J.Sprock-Pfitzer In 1988.

[MODERATOR NOTE: Our website includes a list of book sellers who specialize
in books about German Jewish subjects.
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm#dealers

Efraim Stern, Kibuz Gonen Israel E-mail: e_stern@gonen.org.il