Date   

Additions to Holocaust Database #sephardic

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to announce additions to the Holocaust Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/. With this update,
there are now 1,141,316 records in this collection of databases.

-The Dachau Concentration Camp records have been updated again. This
database now contains 157,960 records. The data entry concluded some
time ago, but the validation of the data entry by Peter Lande of
USHMM is ongoing. The end is near, however.

-The Lublin Ghetto Listings, April 1942, contains 4,587 records.

-World Jewish Congress Collection contains 72,899 records of
Holocaust survivors. The index of files at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0131_index.html should
be accessed to understand the contents of the database.

Our thanks to all the persons involved in preparing these databases
for their online presentation. Their names appear in the
introductions to the individual databases.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Yizkor Book Project Report-October and November 2006 #sephardic

Joyce Field
 

This is a combined report for October and November 2006. In October
(a short month as Lance Ackerfeld was away for two weeks) we added
one book, one new entry, and five updates. For November, we added
eight new books, seven new entries, and 14 updates.

New books:

-Kobryn, Belarus
-Lambrivka, Ukraine
-Pinkas Hakehillot, Netherlands (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Libya and Tunisia (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Germany , volumes I, II,and III (all tables of
contents are now online)
-Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/salas_gift/salas_gift.html. This book
is about the secret collection of letters her mother received in
Nazi labor camps, then kept hidden for nearly 50 years. The book was
published in early November and the author and publisher have
generously allowed JewishGen to put excerpts online. Photographs will
be added soon.
-The Holocaust in 21 Lithuanian Towns-
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania3/lithuania3.html

New entries:

-Bielsk Podlaski, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. VIII
-Dukla, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III
-Kosice, Slovakia: Pinkas HaKehillot Slovakia
-Osieciny, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. IV
-Przeclaw, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot. vol. III
-Ryglice, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. III
-Vac, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Zborow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. II

Updates:

-Borszczow, Ukraine
-Brest, Lithuania
-Bukowina: History of the Jews in Bukowina, volume II, p. 176: "The
Youth Group, Betar"
-Dabrowa Gornicza,Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania (updated in October and November)
-Holocaust in Belarus (Updated in October and November)
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Kamen Kashirskiy, Ukraine
-Kobryn, Belar
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. V, Foreward, p. IX
-Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
-Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
-Ryki, Poland (Polish)
-Slutsk, Belarus
-Zyradow, Poland

All additions have been flagged at the alphabetical index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. You can check
whether a yizkor book for your town has been published at the Yizkor
Book Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html. You
can check whether there is an article on your town in a Pinkas
HaKehillot volume by consulting the table of contents for the
appropriate volume at the Index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html under Regions. The
tables of contents for all 19 volumes of the Pinkasim have now been
translated and are online. Please consider translating an article
about your ancestral town (all are in Hebrew) or financially
supporting a translation. Contact me privately to discuss the
options. In December we will have online a good number of
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot Germany, due to the response
to the recent addition of the tables of contents >from these volumes.

Many thanks to the donors of translations and the donors of money to
the Yizkor Book Projects.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


New books in the JewishGenMall #sephardic

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We'd like to bring your attention to the following new additions to the wealth
of books, and other items of interest already available.

"Escape".... A Jewish Scandinavian family in the Second World War. The story
of Jews in Scandinavia >from medieval times through the upheavals of the 20th
century, told in the context of the national movements, attitudes and policies
that are inseparable >from history.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Refuge" ...Surviving the Nazi Occupation of Poland: Memoirs of Kalman Horowitz
The story of his escapes >from death and survival in the forests of Poland is
told by Leo, son of Kalman. This book contains salvaged photographs as well as
those depicting experiences. A memorial to Kalman Horowitz, and to all the others.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Let Them Journey" True stories uniting the past with the future, told in
simple words by the people describing their lives and giving the reader an
informative panorama of the varied Jewish experiences in the 20th century.
Especially appropriate for young adults who can benefit >from the stories of
Jewish life in the Diaspora.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Flight To Survival" The compelling account of a coming of age story of a
young woman's bravery and will to live. In simple prose, often laced with her
own brand of humor, Peninah Cypkewicz-Rosin tells of her life >from the time
the Nazis invaded her home town in 1939, to ultimate survival in Eretz Yisrael
in 1945.


Please make the JewishGenMall your first stop for gifts since the revenue it
generates goes towards support of all the programs and projects we provide.
The books we are announcing above are just a tiny portion of the offerings
available at < http://www.jewishgenmall.org/ >

Many thanks for your anticipated support.

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Sephardic ketubot on auction #sephardic

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Below are synopses of listings of Sephardic ketubot in the catalog of an
upcoming auction (with which I have no personal connection). For links to
the complete listings, please contact me privately.

Place Date Groom
Bride
Amsterdam 2 Nisan 5546 [1786] Aron b. Jacob MENDES
Sarah b. Jacob IBN ATAR (ABENATAR)
Ancona 15 Kislev 5544 [1783] Raphael David b. Yishai b. Eliakim
Gentilla b. Avishai b. Yishai of Senigallia
Gibraltar 5 Nisan 5633 [1873] Judah b. Isaac LEVY
Esther CORDOZA
Jerusalem 4 Tammuz 5624 [1864] Solomon b. Abraham
Rachel b. Eliyahu
Livorno 14 Tishrei 5479 [1718] Solomon b. Jacob VISINO
Dina (Gracia) b. Samuel CORDOVERO
Livorno 5 Kislev 5559 [1799] Samuel b. Benjamin CORCOS
Rachel b. Abraham PARDO ROQUES
Padua* 8 Adar 5373 [1613] Shalom b. Aaron MESHULLAM
Esther b. Moses MESHULLAM
Padua 7 Adar 5601 [1841] Solomon b. Abraham HAI ROMANO
Rivka b. Aaron Eliakim Halevi

* Note: Family MESHULLAM also known as DEL BANCO.

Best regards,

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


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Additions to Holocaust Database #sephardic

Joyce Field
 

We are pleased to announce additions to the Holocaust Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/. With this update,
there are now 1,141,316 records in this collection of databases.

-The Dachau Concentration Camp records have been updated again. This
database now contains 157,960 records. The data entry concluded some
time ago, but the validation of the data entry by Peter Lande of
USHMM is ongoing. The end is near, however.

-The Lublin Ghetto Listings, April 1942, contains 4,587 records.

-World Jewish Congress Collection contains 72,899 records of
Holocaust survivors. The index of files at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0131_index.html should
be accessed to understand the contents of the database.

Our thanks to all the persons involved in preparing these databases
for their online presentation. Their names appear in the
introductions to the individual databases.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Yizkor Book Project Report-October and November 2006 #sephardic

Joyce Field
 

This is a combined report for October and November 2006. In October
(a short month as Lance Ackerfeld was away for two weeks) we added
one book, one new entry, and five updates. For November, we added
eight new books, seven new entries, and 14 updates.

New books:

-Kobryn, Belarus
-Lambrivka, Ukraine
-Pinkas Hakehillot, Netherlands (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Libya and Tunisia (table of contents is now online)
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Germany , volumes I, II,and III (all tables of
contents are now online)
-Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/salas_gift/salas_gift.html. This book
is about the secret collection of letters her mother received in
Nazi labor camps, then kept hidden for nearly 50 years. The book was
published in early November and the author and publisher have
generously allowed JewishGen to put excerpts online. Photographs will
be added soon.
-The Holocaust in 21 Lithuanian Towns-
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania3/lithuania3.html

New entries:

-Bielsk Podlaski, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. VIII
-Dukla, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III
-Kosice, Slovakia: Pinkas HaKehillot Slovakia
-Osieciny, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. IV
-Przeclaw, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot. vol. III
-Ryglice, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. III
-Vac, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Zborow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. II

Updates:

-Borszczow, Ukraine
-Brest, Lithuania
-Bukowina: History of the Jews in Bukowina, volume II, p. 176: "The
Youth Group, Betar"
-Dabrowa Gornicza,Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania (updated in October and November)
-Holocaust in Belarus (Updated in October and November)
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Kamen Kashirskiy, Ukraine
-Kobryn, Belar
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. V, Foreward, p. IX
-Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
-Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
-Ryki, Poland (Polish)
-Slutsk, Belarus
-Zyradow, Poland

All additions have been flagged at the alphabetical index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. You can check
whether a yizkor book for your town has been published at the Yizkor
Book Database at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html. You
can check whether there is an article on your town in a Pinkas
HaKehillot volume by consulting the table of contents for the
appropriate volume at the Index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html under Regions. The
tables of contents for all 19 volumes of the Pinkasim have now been
translated and are online. Please consider translating an article
about your ancestral town (all are in Hebrew) or financially
supporting a translation. Contact me privately to discuss the
options. In December we will have online a good number of
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot Germany, due to the response
to the recent addition of the tables of contents >from these volumes.

Many thanks to the donors of translations and the donors of money to
the Yizkor Book Projects.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim New books in the JewishGenMall #sephardic

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We'd like to bring your attention to the following new additions to the wealth
of books, and other items of interest already available.

"Escape".... A Jewish Scandinavian family in the Second World War. The story
of Jews in Scandinavia >from medieval times through the upheavals of the 20th
century, told in the context of the national movements, attitudes and policies
that are inseparable >from history.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Refuge" ...Surviving the Nazi Occupation of Poland: Memoirs of Kalman Horowitz
The story of his escapes >from death and survival in the forests of Poland is
told by Leo, son of Kalman. This book contains salvaged photographs as well as
those depicting experiences. A memorial to Kalman Horowitz, and to all the others.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Let Them Journey" True stories uniting the past with the future, told in
simple words by the people describing their lives and giving the reader an
informative panorama of the varied Jewish experiences in the 20th century.
Especially appropriate for young adults who can benefit >from the stories of
Jewish life in the Diaspora.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Flight To Survival" The compelling account of a coming of age story of a
young woman's bravery and will to live. In simple prose, often laced with her
own brand of humor, Peninah Cypkewicz-Rosin tells of her life >from the time
the Nazis invaded her home town in 1939, to ultimate survival in Eretz Yisrael
in 1945.


Please make the JewishGenMall your first stop for gifts since the revenue it
generates goes towards support of all the programs and projects we provide.
The books we are announcing above are just a tiny portion of the offerings
available at < http://www.jewishgenmall.org/ >

Many thanks for your anticipated support.

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Sephardic ketubot on auction #sephardic

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Below are synopses of listings of Sephardic ketubot in the catalog of an
upcoming auction (with which I have no personal connection). For links to
the complete listings, please contact me privately.

Place Date Groom
Bride
Amsterdam 2 Nisan 5546 [1786] Aron b. Jacob MENDES
Sarah b. Jacob IBN ATAR (ABENATAR)
Ancona 15 Kislev 5544 [1783] Raphael David b. Yishai b. Eliakim
Gentilla b. Avishai b. Yishai of Senigallia
Gibraltar 5 Nisan 5633 [1873] Judah b. Isaac LEVY
Esther CORDOZA
Jerusalem 4 Tammuz 5624 [1864] Solomon b. Abraham
Rachel b. Eliyahu
Livorno 14 Tishrei 5479 [1718] Solomon b. Jacob VISINO
Dina (Gracia) b. Samuel CORDOVERO
Livorno 5 Kislev 5559 [1799] Samuel b. Benjamin CORCOS
Rachel b. Abraham PARDO ROQUES
Padua* 8 Adar 5373 [1613] Shalom b. Aaron MESHULLAM
Esther b. Moses MESHULLAM
Padua 7 Adar 5601 [1841] Solomon b. Abraham HAI ROMANO
Rivka b. Aaron Eliakim Halevi

* Note: Family MESHULLAM also known as DEL BANCO.

Best regards,

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


NEED HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF TOMBSTONES FROM ISLAND OF RHODES #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

I would really appreciate help with the translation of three tombstones >from
the island of Rhodes. The third tombstone (VM8962) is difficult to read.
However, if any of it is legible to you, I would be very eager to learn what
that part says.

You can go directly to the photographs on viewmate by clicking on the
websites listed below:

VM8960:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8960

VM8961:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8961

VM8962:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8962

Thanking you in advance,

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim NEED HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF TOMBSTONES FROM ISLAND OF RHODES #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

I would really appreciate help with the translation of three tombstones >from
the island of Rhodes. The third tombstone (VM8962) is difficult to read.
However, if any of it is legible to you, I would be very eager to learn what
that part says.

You can go directly to the photographs on viewmate by clicking on the
websites listed below:

VM8960:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8960

VM8961:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8961

VM8962:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8962

Thanking you in advance,

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


MITZMACHER #general

Howard Nightingale
 

I am looking for the MITZMACHER/MIZMACHER family >from Buenos Aires

Howard Nightingale
Toronto, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MITZMACHER #general

Howard Nightingale
 

I am looking for the MITZMACHER/MIZMACHER family >from Buenos Aires

Howard Nightingale
Toronto, Canada


Re: Locating Elusive Immigration records #general

henry
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Shefler" <linsilv@nc.rr.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 10:40 PM
Subject: Locating Elusive Immigration records

| I have been having a field day with the Ancestry.com immigration records;
| I've probably found a gazillion pertinent family manifests... no
| exaggeration!!! With all of that incredible luck, I still have a couple of
| families whose records seem to be beyond my ability to find them.
|
| My FERTEL family immigrated [to Cleveland] +/- 1879-1883; there should be
| about 11 family members who came and they didn't all come at the same time.
| Of the 11, I've found the record for one; Alter who arrived in 1882. My gg
| grandparents went back and forth to Europe close to a dozen times between
| the early 1890s and the early 1930s and I've found all of those records.
| I've tried every spelling variation that I could think of and for the life
| of me I can't find when they all originally arrived.
|
| According to all documentation and stories, my SILVERMAN family sailed from
| Hamburg to NY between 1887 and 1889. They were originally >from Zinkov,
| Ukraine and at that stage they weren't Silvermans, they might have been
| APPLEBAUMs. I've looked for all Silvermans and Applebaums, without success.
| In this family there would have been 8 family members and they would have
| all been traveling together.
|
| Does anyone have any suggestions as to how else I might pursue these two
| elusive families? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|
Linda,

Have you tried looking for the forename only of one of the family members?
I found some PEZARO relatives by searching for all the Hymans.
I found him as Hyman PIZZARD!!!
It was definitely him, as his age (4) , his brother's name and age and his
parent's forenames and ages were all correct.

Chose the least common forename, to shorten the list of possibilities.
In your family of 8 there were surely some females.
Females were less common than males in the manifests (men often travelled
alone, women rarely travelled alone), so use one of their forenames to
search.

Best of luck

Henry Best


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Locating Elusive Immigration records #general

henry
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Shefler" <linsilv@nc.rr.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 10:40 PM
Subject: Locating Elusive Immigration records

| I have been having a field day with the Ancestry.com immigration records;
| I've probably found a gazillion pertinent family manifests... no
| exaggeration!!! With all of that incredible luck, I still have a couple of
| families whose records seem to be beyond my ability to find them.
|
| My FERTEL family immigrated [to Cleveland] +/- 1879-1883; there should be
| about 11 family members who came and they didn't all come at the same time.
| Of the 11, I've found the record for one; Alter who arrived in 1882. My gg
| grandparents went back and forth to Europe close to a dozen times between
| the early 1890s and the early 1930s and I've found all of those records.
| I've tried every spelling variation that I could think of and for the life
| of me I can't find when they all originally arrived.
|
| According to all documentation and stories, my SILVERMAN family sailed from
| Hamburg to NY between 1887 and 1889. They were originally >from Zinkov,
| Ukraine and at that stage they weren't Silvermans, they might have been
| APPLEBAUMs. I've looked for all Silvermans and Applebaums, without success.
| In this family there would have been 8 family members and they would have
| all been traveling together.
|
| Does anyone have any suggestions as to how else I might pursue these two
| elusive families? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|
Linda,

Have you tried looking for the forename only of one of the family members?
I found some PEZARO relatives by searching for all the Hymans.
I found him as Hyman PIZZARD!!!
It was definitely him, as his age (4) , his brother's name and age and his
parent's forenames and ages were all correct.

Chose the least common forename, to shorten the list of possibilities.
In your family of 8 there were surely some females.
Females were less common than males in the manifests (men often travelled
alone, women rarely travelled alone), so use one of their forenames to
search.

Best of luck

Henry Best


Liverpool Records #unitedkingdom

Quest, Rebecca A <r.quest@...>
 

Hi,

Thank you for all your responses about the whereabouts of Liverpool
records.

In response to the Moderator:
"It would be interesting to know who Jill and Rebecca have approached to
ask "if the Liverpool records can be placed on record". "

I am relatively new to Liverpool genealogy and found several (broken)
links on the web to LJGS. This was my first post to enquire whether
anyone knew if the records had moved, I have not approached anyone to
ask if they can be put on record.

I am very grateful to all the websites that make these type of databases
accessible, without which I would not have got as far with my family
research as I have. I can appreciate how much hard work and time is
involved. Sorry if I've opened a can of worms!

Rebecca Quest
London, UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Liverpool Records #unitedkingdom

Quest, Rebecca A <r.quest@...>
 

Hi,

Thank you for all your responses about the whereabouts of Liverpool
records.

In response to the Moderator:
"It would be interesting to know who Jill and Rebecca have approached to
ask "if the Liverpool records can be placed on record". "

I am relatively new to Liverpool genealogy and found several (broken)
links on the web to LJGS. This was my first post to enquire whether
anyone knew if the records had moved, I have not approached anyone to
ask if they can be put on record.

I am very grateful to all the websites that make these type of databases
accessible, without which I would not have got as far with my family
research as I have. I can appreciate how much hard work and time is
involved. Sorry if I've opened a can of worms!

Rebecca Quest
London, UK


Daniel Mendelsohn in L.A. Dec. 11th - JGSLA Meeting #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles presents acclaimed author,
Daniel Mendelsohn, on Monday, December 11th at 7:30 PM at the Skirball
Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
90049.

"The Are Tears in Things: Remembering and Retelling the
Holocaust"

Daniel Mendelsohn discusses "The Lost: A Search for Six of
Six Million"

The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the
disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust - an unmentionable
subject that gripped his imagination >from earliest childhood. Decades later,
spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his
grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible
betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to
his relatives' fates. That quest eventually takes him to a dozen countries
on four continents, and forces him to confront the wrenching discrepancies
between the histories we live and the stories we tell. And it leads him,
finally, back to the small Ukrainian town of Bolechow where his family's
story began, and where the solution to a decades-old mystery awaits him.

DANIEL MENDELSOHN is an award-winning author, journalist, and critic,
educated at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. After completing
his Ph.D. in Classics in 1994, he began a career in journalism in New York
City, and since then his articles, essays, reviews and translations have
appeared frequently in numerous national publications, including The New
Yorker, The New York Times, New York, The New York Review of Books, Esquire,
and Travel & Leisure, where he is a contributing editor.

Free to JGSLA members, $5 fee for guests.

for directions and more detailed information go to: http://www.jgsla.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Daniel Mendelsohn in L.A. Dec. 11th - JGSLA Meeting #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles presents acclaimed author,
Daniel Mendelsohn, on Monday, December 11th at 7:30 PM at the Skirball
Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
90049.

"The Are Tears in Things: Remembering and Retelling the
Holocaust"

Daniel Mendelsohn discusses "The Lost: A Search for Six of
Six Million"

The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the
disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust - an unmentionable
subject that gripped his imagination >from earliest childhood. Decades later,
spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his
grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible
betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to
his relatives' fates. That quest eventually takes him to a dozen countries
on four continents, and forces him to confront the wrenching discrepancies
between the histories we live and the stories we tell. And it leads him,
finally, back to the small Ukrainian town of Bolechow where his family's
story began, and where the solution to a decades-old mystery awaits him.

DANIEL MENDELSOHN is an award-winning author, journalist, and critic,
educated at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. After completing
his Ph.D. in Classics in 1994, he began a career in journalism in New York
City, and since then his articles, essays, reviews and translations have
appeared frequently in numerous national publications, including The New
Yorker, The New York Times, New York, The New York Review of Books, Esquire,
and Travel & Leisure, where he is a contributing editor.

Free to JGSLA members, $5 fee for guests.

for directions and more detailed information go to: http://www.jgsla.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Russian Name Equivalents for Yiddish Birth-Given Names #ukraine

Avi K. <u.sisraeli@...>
 

Daer Genners (UkraineSig),

My maternal grandmother born in the turn of the century (1900) has had 3
brothers & 4 sisters:
1-Asher (English) or Usher (pronounced Oosher-inYiddish);
2-David/Dave (English) or Toyve/Toybe (Yiddish)
3-Morris (English) & 4 sisters:
a-Hannah,
b-Reva/Reevah,
c-Chavah (Havah/Khava or Eve/Eva (English)
d-Rachel/Rakhel or Rukh'l (Yiddish)

Since I am trying to find out if I can access any information about them,
it's be essential for me to know their Russian EQUIVALENT names (given at
birth). I do not suppose that, if they were all born in the Russian
Federation (Ukraine, etc...), that their births in official papers/documents
have been reistered under their Jewish (Yiddish) version... (although I may
be wrong-due to insufficient knowledge...! ?!?).

So, can anyone offer any Rssian EQUIVALENTS to the above names (including
any possible variation thereof) or-reference to any such name source (online
or otherwise)?

I'd much appreciate hearing back >from anyone on this issue (with my
sincerest thanks to all information contributors extended in advance),

Kindly yours,

Avishalom Klammer


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Russian Name Equivalents for Yiddish Birth-Given Names #ukraine

Avi K. <u.sisraeli@...>
 

Daer Genners (UkraineSig),

My maternal grandmother born in the turn of the century (1900) has had 3
brothers & 4 sisters:
1-Asher (English) or Usher (pronounced Oosher-inYiddish);
2-David/Dave (English) or Toyve/Toybe (Yiddish)
3-Morris (English) & 4 sisters:
a-Hannah,
b-Reva/Reevah,
c-Chavah (Havah/Khava or Eve/Eva (English)
d-Rachel/Rakhel or Rukh'l (Yiddish)

Since I am trying to find out if I can access any information about them,
it's be essential for me to know their Russian EQUIVALENT names (given at
birth). I do not suppose that, if they were all born in the Russian
Federation (Ukraine, etc...), that their births in official papers/documents
have been reistered under their Jewish (Yiddish) version... (although I may
be wrong-due to insufficient knowledge...! ?!?).

So, can anyone offer any Rssian EQUIVALENTS to the above names (including
any possible variation thereof) or-reference to any such name source (online
or otherwise)?

I'd much appreciate hearing back >from anyone on this issue (with my
sincerest thanks to all information contributors extended in advance),

Kindly yours,

Avishalom Klammer