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Report from Lodz, Part Two #general

HOLORO@...
 

My plan for yesterday was to go to Lask, but I got an E-Mail >from a cousin in
Florida, suggesting that I visit Breziny where some of our family lived.

I hadn't planned to go there but yesterday when my researcher, Petje, showed
up I told her that the first order of business was Breziny. It's located about
ten miles east of Lodz. It was an overwhelming experience. There has been a
Jewish presence there since the sixteenth century and the population was 50%
Jewish in 1939.

Our first stop there was the U.S.C., the local Bureau of Records. All birth,
death and marriage records are kept there for 100 years, after which, they are
turned over to the Archives in another city. The only record we found after an
hour of searching was a cousin's birth. He had a habit of fibbing about his
age, but now we know he was born in 1899.

from there we went to the Jewish cemetery. It has been completely destroyed,
with a few broken headstones scattered around. A beautiful but stark monument
has been erected there by the Brzeziny Survivors Group in Tel Aviv, but it has
been scribbled over with anti-Semitic slogans.

We went to a museum in town which has sewing machines and irons used in the
garment industry, the principal business in Brzeziny. Outside the museum were
perhaps thirty broken headstones >from the Jewish cemetery. They were found in
the German Army barracks and it doesn't take much imagination to figure out
what they were used for. The curator told us that they will be used in a
memorial monument that will be erected by the survivors.

from the museum it was only a short walk into a park with a lovely lake and a
small river running off. Across the river there was a small bridge made of
headstones >from the cemetery. Petje said it is not clear if it was built by
the Germans during the occupation, or by the Poles afterward. Petje told me
that no one in local government will talk about it.

from Brzeziny we drove to Lask, about twenty miles west of Lodz. The
population had a large percentage of Jews there in 1939. My great grandfather,
SHIA RUDEK (1836-1909) was born there. His father Isaac (b. 1806), his
grandfather Shia Leyzer (b. 1762) and his great grandfather Leyzer (b. apx.
1735) were all born there and are probably buried there.

We went to went to a small park where there had been an open air market run by
Jewish merchants and tradesman for 200 or more years. Completely ringing the
square were small stores which Petje told me were all operated by Jews.
Walking around the square we found in one doorway with a cut in the masonry,
which by height and angle was obviously where the muzzah (sp?) was placed.

Today there probably aren't any Jews there.

We went to the cemetery located in a lovely wooded area. All the tombstones
but one were lying on the ground. They were not broken and many had beautiful
carvings. The one standing had been re-erected, but with the carving facing
away >from the grave. Someone had left two Yahrzeit candles there. We lit them
and I recited the Prayer for the Deceased.

Another emotional day for me in Poland.

Howard L. Rosen holoro@aol.com
Mountainside, NJ


Re: Yiskor book for Tulchin #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

On 19 Sep Esther Feinstein Sackheim wrote:


I understand there are no Yiskor books for Tulchin. Where would there be

a near town that might incorporate those records?Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

Tulchin is mentioned in "Shtet un shtetlach in Ukraine un anderer Teylen fun
Russland" (Cities and shtetlach in Ukraine and in other parts of Russia) by
Mendl Osherowitch, New York, 1948, Yiddish, Call Number 937.51 O82s.

Best wishes to you and George for a happy and healthy new year.

Bob Weiss
RWeissJGS@aol.com


beadle #general

gayle riley <key2pst@...>
 

Does anyone know what a "beadle" did?

Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.
Searching EDER and SCHLISSEL >from Tarnobrzeg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Report from Lodz, Part Two #general

HOLORO@...
 

My plan for yesterday was to go to Lask, but I got an E-Mail >from a cousin in
Florida, suggesting that I visit Breziny where some of our family lived.

I hadn't planned to go there but yesterday when my researcher, Petje, showed
up I told her that the first order of business was Breziny. It's located about
ten miles east of Lodz. It was an overwhelming experience. There has been a
Jewish presence there since the sixteenth century and the population was 50%
Jewish in 1939.

Our first stop there was the U.S.C., the local Bureau of Records. All birth,
death and marriage records are kept there for 100 years, after which, they are
turned over to the Archives in another city. The only record we found after an
hour of searching was a cousin's birth. He had a habit of fibbing about his
age, but now we know he was born in 1899.

from there we went to the Jewish cemetery. It has been completely destroyed,
with a few broken headstones scattered around. A beautiful but stark monument
has been erected there by the Brzeziny Survivors Group in Tel Aviv, but it has
been scribbled over with anti-Semitic slogans.

We went to a museum in town which has sewing machines and irons used in the
garment industry, the principal business in Brzeziny. Outside the museum were
perhaps thirty broken headstones >from the Jewish cemetery. They were found in
the German Army barracks and it doesn't take much imagination to figure out
what they were used for. The curator told us that they will be used in a
memorial monument that will be erected by the survivors.

from the museum it was only a short walk into a park with a lovely lake and a
small river running off. Across the river there was a small bridge made of
headstones >from the cemetery. Petje said it is not clear if it was built by
the Germans during the occupation, or by the Poles afterward. Petje told me
that no one in local government will talk about it.

from Brzeziny we drove to Lask, about twenty miles west of Lodz. The
population had a large percentage of Jews there in 1939. My great grandfather,
SHIA RUDEK (1836-1909) was born there. His father Isaac (b. 1806), his
grandfather Shia Leyzer (b. 1762) and his great grandfather Leyzer (b. apx.
1735) were all born there and are probably buried there.

We went to went to a small park where there had been an open air market run by
Jewish merchants and tradesman for 200 or more years. Completely ringing the
square were small stores which Petje told me were all operated by Jews.
Walking around the square we found in one doorway with a cut in the masonry,
which by height and angle was obviously where the muzzah (sp?) was placed.

Today there probably aren't any Jews there.

We went to the cemetery located in a lovely wooded area. All the tombstones
but one were lying on the ground. They were not broken and many had beautiful
carvings. The one standing had been re-erected, but with the carving facing
away >from the grave. Someone had left two Yahrzeit candles there. We lit them
and I recited the Prayer for the Deceased.

Another emotional day for me in Poland.

Howard L. Rosen holoro@aol.com
Mountainside, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiskor book for Tulchin #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

On 19 Sep Esther Feinstein Sackheim wrote:


I understand there are no Yiskor books for Tulchin. Where would there be

a near town that might incorporate those records?Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

Tulchin is mentioned in "Shtet un shtetlach in Ukraine un anderer Teylen fun
Russland" (Cities and shtetlach in Ukraine and in other parts of Russia) by
Mendl Osherowitch, New York, 1948, Yiddish, Call Number 937.51 O82s.

Best wishes to you and George for a happy and healthy new year.

Bob Weiss
RWeissJGS@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen beadle #general

gayle riley <key2pst@...>
 

Does anyone know what a "beadle" did?

Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.
Searching EDER and SCHLISSEL >from Tarnobrzeg


Searching: Isaac-Moise CREMIEUX #general

Jean-Jacques Leopold Monteux <monteux@...>
 

Hello

I search for the genealogy of CREMIEUX Isaac-Moise,
says Adolphe, avocat, french political man , Souverain Grand
Commander of the Supreme Council of the Ritual Ecossais
Ancien et Accepte. It was at his instigation
that the Government of the National Defense took,
October 24 1870 ,the famous Cremieux decree that
conferred the French nationality to the indigenous
Jews of Algeria.

My acknowledgments
Mes excuses. I don't speak english

Amicalement-Amigavelmente
Jean-Jacques Leopold Monteux
Santos,SP,Brasil
<monteux@coastalway.com.br>

Researching:
MONTEUX (Carpentras-Vaucluse-France)
OLIVEIRA (Itatiba - Sao Paulo - Brasil)
CREMIEUX (Carpentras-Vaucluse-France)
CANCIA (Itatiba - Sao Paulo - Brasil)
MOSSE (Carpentras-Vaucluse-France)
MILHAUD (L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Vaucluse)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Isaac-Moise CREMIEUX #general

Jean-Jacques Leopold Monteux <monteux@...>
 

Hello

I search for the genealogy of CREMIEUX Isaac-Moise,
says Adolphe, avocat, french political man , Souverain Grand
Commander of the Supreme Council of the Ritual Ecossais
Ancien et Accepte. It was at his instigation
that the Government of the National Defense took,
October 24 1870 ,the famous Cremieux decree that
conferred the French nationality to the indigenous
Jews of Algeria.

My acknowledgments
Mes excuses. I don't speak english

Amicalement-Amigavelmente
Jean-Jacques Leopold Monteux
Santos,SP,Brasil
<monteux@coastalway.com.br>

Researching:
MONTEUX (Carpentras-Vaucluse-France)
OLIVEIRA (Itatiba - Sao Paulo - Brasil)
CREMIEUX (Carpentras-Vaucluse-France)
CANCIA (Itatiba - Sao Paulo - Brasil)
MOSSE (Carpentras-Vaucluse-France)
MILHAUD (L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Vaucluse)


Searching: SPERBER (Galicia) and Gitel SHEIER (Galicia) #general

Foodphile@...
 

I have two new additions: SPERBER (Galicia) and Gitel SHEIER (Galicia)
Thanks
Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.

Searching:DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia
KETCHMAN Russia, KELLNER Oustra-Polia SUBMAN, Oustra-Polia
HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow, Poland LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia
SHEIER (Galicia), SPERBER (Galicia) GOLD (Austria)


Hebrew Home for Aged, Boston #general

DAVID ROSEN <72426.1553@...>
 

Hank Propp <HankPropp@AOL.com> wrote:

Does anyone know if the records for the referenced institution still
exist somewhere. I had a relative I am reseaching pass away in the
Home in 1916 and I am looking for any information about him.

I suggest you try Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged,
1200 Centre St. Roslindale, MA.
This is the current organization descending >from the Hebrew Home
for the Aged.
There is a web page at http://www.hebrewrehab.org.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


Searching: FORTIN in Spain #general

Antonio Fortin <antonio.fortin@...>
 

Hello. I am a Chilean FORTIN, but my uncle believes he has traced our
family back to Jewish FORTINs who settled in Spain. Does anyone have any
information which could back this up or refute it?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Antonio Fortin
antonio.fortin@lmh.ox.ac.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SPERBER (Galicia) and Gitel SHEIER (Galicia) #general

Foodphile@...
 

I have two new additions: SPERBER (Galicia) and Gitel SHEIER (Galicia)
Thanks
Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.

Searching:DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia
KETCHMAN Russia, KELLNER Oustra-Polia SUBMAN, Oustra-Polia
HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow, Poland LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia
SHEIER (Galicia), SPERBER (Galicia) GOLD (Austria)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew Home for Aged, Boston #general

DAVID ROSEN <72426.1553@...>
 

Hank Propp <HankPropp@AOL.com> wrote:

Does anyone know if the records for the referenced institution still
exist somewhere. I had a relative I am reseaching pass away in the
Home in 1916 and I am looking for any information about him.

I suggest you try Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged,
1200 Centre St. Roslindale, MA.
This is the current organization descending >from the Hebrew Home
for the Aged.
There is a web page at http://www.hebrewrehab.org.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: FORTIN in Spain #general

Antonio Fortin <antonio.fortin@...>
 

Hello. I am a Chilean FORTIN, but my uncle believes he has traced our
family back to Jewish FORTINs who settled in Spain. Does anyone have any
information which could back this up or refute it?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Antonio Fortin
antonio.fortin@lmh.ox.ac.uk


Re: Synagogue: North Shore Sons of Israel. #general

Lawrence Gamm <larryg@...>
 

There is a North Shore Congregation of Israel in Glencoe which
is located north of Chicago.

Larry Gamm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Synagogue: North Shore Sons of Israel. #general

Lawrence Gamm <larryg@...>
 

There is a North Shore Congregation of Israel in Glencoe which
is located north of Chicago.

Larry Gamm


Searching: ALTSCHUL #general

Solicitors Chambers <lawful@...>
 

My paternal grandfather was Solomon ALTSCHUL. (He changed his name to
COHEN after arriving in England in 1901; he was actually a
a cohen for religious purposes anyway.) Family legend says he was born
in Smolensk in about 1875. But isnt there something odd about that,
because as far as I know, Smolensk wasn't in the Pale of Settlement where
Jews were allowed?
Any idea where his birth records might be found?

Best wishes


Ken Cohen


Dreyfus Family #general

Eve Line Blum <blume@...>
 

In his message dated Wed, 07 Oct 1998 (#29) Henry Wellisch asked
information about a relative of Alfred Dreyfus, named Madeleine.

There were several replies, but there was an error : I want to clarify that
she was Madeleine LEVY, and not Madeleine DREYFUS, since her mother was
Jeanne DREYFUS and her father Pierre-Paul LEVY.

Captain Alfred DREYFUS had two children : Pierre Leon DREYFUS and Jeanne
DREYFUS, with several descendants.

Jeanne DREYFUS married Pierre Paul LEVY. They had 5 children, among whom
was Madeleine LEVY. As it was answered before, she was born on 18 November
1918 in Paris.

During WWII, Madeleine LEVY was in the Resistance, as a member of the very
wellknow network "Combat" and she deserved the "Croix de Guerre avec
palmes" (War Cross with bars) and the "Medaille militaire" (Military Medal).

She was deported with the transport # 62 which left Drancy to Auchwitz on
20 november 1943.

One of Madeleine's siblings is Jean Louis LEVY, married Jeanine MOSSE. They
had two daughters who died on 26 July 1963 in SKOPLJE (Yugoslavia) when
happened that terrible earthquake.

Several Dreyfus family trees were published here and there. Dr Henri Claude
Mars, the expert in DREYFUS families (some American people use to call him
"the greatest Dreyfusologist in the world" ;-) who is (also) a member of
the Cercle de Genealogie Juive in Paris, published one in the bulletin # 36
(4th term 1993) of this Association. For your information, the family tree
of A. Dreyfus's wife, Lucie Hadamard, was published in the same review (#
40, Winter 1994).

Another very interesting and very well documented Dreyfus family tree was
published in "A la decouverte de leurs racines", by Joseph Valynseele and
Denis Grando, tome II.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ALTSCHUL #general

Solicitors Chambers <lawful@...>
 

My paternal grandfather was Solomon ALTSCHUL. (He changed his name to
COHEN after arriving in England in 1901; he was actually a
a cohen for religious purposes anyway.) Family legend says he was born
in Smolensk in about 1875. But isnt there something odd about that,
because as far as I know, Smolensk wasn't in the Pale of Settlement where
Jews were allowed?
Any idea where his birth records might be found?

Best wishes


Ken Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dreyfus Family #general

Eve Line Blum <blume@...>
 

In his message dated Wed, 07 Oct 1998 (#29) Henry Wellisch asked
information about a relative of Alfred Dreyfus, named Madeleine.

There were several replies, but there was an error : I want to clarify that
she was Madeleine LEVY, and not Madeleine DREYFUS, since her mother was
Jeanne DREYFUS and her father Pierre-Paul LEVY.

Captain Alfred DREYFUS had two children : Pierre Leon DREYFUS and Jeanne
DREYFUS, with several descendants.

Jeanne DREYFUS married Pierre Paul LEVY. They had 5 children, among whom
was Madeleine LEVY. As it was answered before, she was born on 18 November
1918 in Paris.

During WWII, Madeleine LEVY was in the Resistance, as a member of the very
wellknow network "Combat" and she deserved the "Croix de Guerre avec
palmes" (War Cross with bars) and the "Medaille militaire" (Military Medal).

She was deported with the transport # 62 which left Drancy to Auchwitz on
20 november 1943.

One of Madeleine's siblings is Jean Louis LEVY, married Jeanine MOSSE. They
had two daughters who died on 26 July 1963 in SKOPLJE (Yugoslavia) when
happened that terrible earthquake.

Several Dreyfus family trees were published here and there. Dr Henri Claude
Mars, the expert in DREYFUS families (some American people use to call him
"the greatest Dreyfusologist in the world" ;-) who is (also) a member of
the Cercle de Genealogie Juive in Paris, published one in the bulletin # 36
(4th term 1993) of this Association. For your information, the family tree
of A. Dreyfus's wife, Lucie Hadamard, was published in the same review (#
40, Winter 1994).

Another very interesting and very well documented Dreyfus family tree was
published in "A la decouverte de leurs racines", by Joseph Valynseele and
Denis Grando, tome II.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)