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PLAUT, WITTGENSTEIN, WALLACH, LEVINSKI, SASSIENIE, JOEL #general

Ronald Wallace <ronaldw@...>
 

I am researching the antecedents of my Children, and am anxious for any
information that will assist me with any of these names. Note please that
the Sassienie name has many derivatives as follows: SASSIENI, SASIENI,
SASIENIE and SASS.

The first four names listed above have recent origins in Germany. The JOEL
family has its origins in England for many generations and SASSIENIE in
England and Holland.

Please contact me with any information.

Ronald D. Wallace
Mt. Arlington, NJ
ronaldw@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PLAUT, WITTGENSTEIN, WALLACH, LEVINSKI, SASSIENIE, JOEL #general

Ronald Wallace <ronaldw@...>
 

I am researching the antecedents of my Children, and am anxious for any
information that will assist me with any of these names. Note please that
the Sassienie name has many derivatives as follows: SASSIENI, SASIENI,
SASIENIE and SASS.

The first four names listed above have recent origins in Germany. The JOEL
family has its origins in England for many generations and SASSIENIE in
England and Holland.

Please contact me with any information.

Ronald D. Wallace
Mt. Arlington, NJ
ronaldw@...


Re: Ambrose LLOYD #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Apologies for omitting something >from my previous message.
He was born in Wrexham, then in the county of Denbighshire and now in
Clwyd.

Harold Pollins

pollins@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ambrose LLOYD #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Apologies for omitting something >from my previous message.
He was born in Wrexham, then in the county of Denbighshire and now in
Clwyd.

Harold Pollins

pollins@...


BERKOWITZ in Chicago? #general

David Kaplan <david.kaplan@...>
 

I am looking for BERKOWITZ family of Chicago who I think ran a funeral
parlour after the second world war.

They were related to the LEVIN/LEVINE family of Sheffield,England.

thanks
david kaplan(Scotland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERKOWITZ in Chicago? #general

David Kaplan <david.kaplan@...>
 

I am looking for BERKOWITZ family of Chicago who I think ran a funeral
parlour after the second world war.

They were related to the LEVIN/LEVINE family of Sheffield,England.

thanks
david kaplan(Scotland)


Re: American Soldiers in Siberia #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

Arlene Weiss wrote:
-> My father served in the obscure American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia in
-> 1918 through 1920. The troops arrived Vladivostock at the close of World
-> War One and were stranded there with no clear mission. I have not been
-> able to locate my father's service records. Can anyone help?

By the time your father was in the US Army, members of the American armed
services all had serial numbers. I assume you don't have his ASN. But it
would be surprising if the Adjutant General can't find both the number and
the service record, given the soldier's name, birth date, and date/place of
enlistment (or however he joined the Army). You must have written to the
Adjutant General; has he told you that the record is lost irreceverably?

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel
(Remove "takeout" >from domain; replace "sheol" with "stan". Sorry)

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ISMACH, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia,
Poland
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive tree (requires Java 1.1 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
[You can download Java 1.1.6 >from my site, if you don't have it]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: American Soldiers in Siberia #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

Arlene Weiss wrote:
-> My father served in the obscure American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia in
-> 1918 through 1920. The troops arrived Vladivostock at the close of World
-> War One and were stranded there with no clear mission. I have not been
-> able to locate my father's service records. Can anyone help?

By the time your father was in the US Army, members of the American armed
services all had serial numbers. I assume you don't have his ASN. But it
would be surprising if the Adjutant General can't find both the number and
the service record, given the soldier's name, birth date, and date/place of
enlistment (or however he joined the Army). You must have written to the
Adjutant General; has he told you that the record is lost irreceverably?

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel
(Remove "takeout" >from domain; replace "sheol" with "stan". Sorry)

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ISMACH, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia,
Poland
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive tree (requires Java 1.1 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
[You can download Java 1.1.6 >from my site, if you don't have it]


cemetery project #general

saralea altman <saralea@...>
 

There is a great deal of information in the cemetery project on the
Jewishgen page. I am trying to get more specific information on the
Ozone Park cemeteries and have tried to address an e-mail to the person
listed. I has been returned to me undeliverable. The e-mail listed is:
fmarmor@...
Does anyone have a better address then that?

saralea altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen cemetery project #general

saralea altman <saralea@...>
 

There is a great deal of information in the cemetery project on the
Jewishgen page. I am trying to get more specific information on the
Ozone Park cemeteries and have tried to address an e-mail to the person
listed. I has been returned to me undeliverable. The e-mail listed is:
fmarmor@...
Does anyone have a better address then that?

saralea altman


Israel and Sarah (1938 Nazi decree) #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

From: malkajef@...
An email correspondant asked me for the following information.
On august 17, 1938 a law concerning the change in family names was passed
in Nazi Germany in which any Jewish person who didn't bear a first name
other than those classified as "jewish" under the ministry of the
interior's guidlines was forced to adopt an additional "jewish" name.
There was one for females and a differant one for males. What were those
imposed names?
The answer is: Israel for males and Sarah for females.

Judith

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel and Sarah (1938 Nazi decree) #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

From: malkajef@...
An email correspondant asked me for the following information.
On august 17, 1938 a law concerning the change in family names was passed
in Nazi Germany in which any Jewish person who didn't bear a first name
other than those classified as "jewish" under the ministry of the
interior's guidlines was forced to adopt an additional "jewish" name.
There was one for females and a differant one for males. What were those
imposed names?
The answer is: Israel for males and Sarah for females.

Judith

MODERATOR NOTE: The original question has been
answered. Anyone with further comments, please
continue privately. This thread is now closed.


Ambrose LLOYD #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

I am tracing L/Cpl Ambrose LLOYD who served in the 38th Royal Fusiliers
(Jewish) and died on 20 October 1918. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery,
Israel. He is listed in the Nominal Roll of the battalion in British Jewry
Book of Honour, p. 258, but shown as not dead (but many of the men who died
are shown as not dead in that book.)

Since he served in a Jewish unit one would assume that he was Jewish, and
the fact that he does not have a 'Jewish' name could easily be explained -
many men changed their name for some reason or other. He was born in North
Wales, not an area of major Jewish settlement but the town had a Jewish
community >from 1890. His place of residence was Rhostyllen, a small place
fairly near.

But one wonders why he was not buried at Ramleh with the other Jewish
soldiers in graves BB1-14. His grave is BB57, presumably among the
non-Jews. His headstone does not have a Magen David but that may not mean
anything. After the war next of kin were asked what they wanted on the
headstone and in the published Register. Many did not answer, for whatever
reason.

The Jewish battalions at first had a small sprinkling of non-Jewish NCOs. I
thought they did not serve overseas with the battalion, but perhaps they
did and perhaps he was one of them.

Has anyone any information which might be helpful?

Harold Pollins

Oxford England

pollins@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ambrose LLOYD #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

I am tracing L/Cpl Ambrose LLOYD who served in the 38th Royal Fusiliers
(Jewish) and died on 20 October 1918. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery,
Israel. He is listed in the Nominal Roll of the battalion in British Jewry
Book of Honour, p. 258, but shown as not dead (but many of the men who died
are shown as not dead in that book.)

Since he served in a Jewish unit one would assume that he was Jewish, and
the fact that he does not have a 'Jewish' name could easily be explained -
many men changed their name for some reason or other. He was born in North
Wales, not an area of major Jewish settlement but the town had a Jewish
community >from 1890. His place of residence was Rhostyllen, a small place
fairly near.

But one wonders why he was not buried at Ramleh with the other Jewish
soldiers in graves BB1-14. His grave is BB57, presumably among the
non-Jews. His headstone does not have a Magen David but that may not mean
anything. After the war next of kin were asked what they wanted on the
headstone and in the published Register. Many did not answer, for whatever
reason.

The Jewish battalions at first had a small sprinkling of non-Jewish NCOs. I
thought they did not serve overseas with the battalion, but perhaps they
did and perhaps he was one of them.

Has anyone any information which might be helpful?

Harold Pollins

Oxford England

pollins@...


Searching KRECHMAN #general

peter krechman <krechy@...>
 

I have been searching for any remnant of my familly on my fathers
side and have had no luck whatsoever. If anybody has had any contact
with , knows of any person by the surname, or even the origin of the
name KRECHMAN I would truly be grateful to hear >from you. The last links
to my familly are >from the Ostrow Lubelski region in in pre-war Poland.
I can be contacted at : krechy@...

Thanking you in anticipation
Peter Krechman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching KRECHMAN #general

peter krechman <krechy@...>
 

I have been searching for any remnant of my familly on my fathers
side and have had no luck whatsoever. If anybody has had any contact
with , knows of any person by the surname, or even the origin of the
name KRECHMAN I would truly be grateful to hear >from you. The last links
to my familly are >from the Ostrow Lubelski region in in pre-war Poland.
I can be contacted at : krechy@...

Thanking you in anticipation
Peter Krechman


MOSAIC: a Chronicle of Five Generations by Diane Armstrong #general

Diane Armstrong <diwriter@...>
 

Award-winning Jewish journalist Diane Armstrong, who was born in Krakow in
1939, has just written the story of her family. MOSAIC, a Chronicle of Five
Generations, has just been published by Random House Australia.

This family saga which has taken her eight years to research, spans 100
years >from 1890 until the present day, and covers four continents as it
traces the fortunes and misfortunes of this large family whose surviving
members started new lives in the United States, Israel, England, France,
and Australia.

Elie Wiesel has written of MOSAIC: `Diane Armstrong's book is a delight to
the reader. Written with fervor and talent, it will capture your attention
and retain it to the last page.'

Joseph Heller says: `MOSAIC flows like a novel which, once started, is hard
to put down. It is a compelling family history of extraordinary people
played out against some of the most frightening events of our century. The
depth of emotions evoked is stunning. I was thrilled and deeply moved.'

MOSAIC is hardcover, 600 pp, with 16 pp of photographs going back to 1906
in Poland. RRP is A$35 ( around US$20)
Inquiries: Lindfield Bookshop, lindfield@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MOSAIC: a Chronicle of Five Generations by Diane Armstrong #general

Diane Armstrong <diwriter@...>
 

Award-winning Jewish journalist Diane Armstrong, who was born in Krakow in
1939, has just written the story of her family. MOSAIC, a Chronicle of Five
Generations, has just been published by Random House Australia.

This family saga which has taken her eight years to research, spans 100
years >from 1890 until the present day, and covers four continents as it
traces the fortunes and misfortunes of this large family whose surviving
members started new lives in the United States, Israel, England, France,
and Australia.

Elie Wiesel has written of MOSAIC: `Diane Armstrong's book is a delight to
the reader. Written with fervor and talent, it will capture your attention
and retain it to the last page.'

Joseph Heller says: `MOSAIC flows like a novel which, once started, is hard
to put down. It is a compelling family history of extraordinary people
played out against some of the most frightening events of our century. The
depth of emotions evoked is stunning. I was thrilled and deeply moved.'

MOSAIC is hardcover, 600 pp, with 16 pp of photographs going back to 1906
in Poland. RRP is A$35 ( around US$20)
Inquiries: Lindfield Bookshop, lindfield@...


Zemplen report #hungary

Paula Spier <pspier@...>
 

This is a summary report on our visit to the Zemplen area at the end of
September. (I also have a day-by-day journal which I would be delighted
to share with anyone who wants to wade through it.)

We had made aarrangements with the Family Tree Agency in Budapest for
hotels and a car and driver-interpreter. We were met at the train
station, and, after a day in Budapest, driven to Satoraljaujhely. Our
guide proved a flexible and tolerant companion, climbing over cemetery
walls scaleable only by the young, negotiating ferry crossings
necessitated by our love of "interesting" back roads, and dealing with
Slovak border guards who were not particularly polit about our desire to
see what was on their side. She also, as planned, took us into archives
and offices which we would have had much difficulty managing by ourselves.

We visited the villages >from which our REICHAARD, PROPPER, and LAZAROWICS
ancestors had come (Tolcsva, Zemplenagard, and Satoraljaujhely). People
were uniformly helpful and interested in our quest, delighted to tell us
what they knew, and to give directions. We prowled cemeteries and
synaagogue sites. We had not really expected to find any graves we could
claim, since none of us could read Hebrew. We had brought along sketches
of what our names should look like, but it never was possible to find
anything in the overgrown cemeteries.

The cemetery in Tolcsva and the Orthodox cemetery in Satoraljaujhely are
really overgrown. We did see one in Erdobenye that was even worse. We
were given a copy of a picture of the Tolcsva synagogue, and told where
to find its surviving gatepost. We found the Satoraljaujhely synagogue,
now a furniture store.

The Zemplenagard cemetery is in good shape: cleared, mowed, and with
some of its headstones repaaired. (If there is a MENDEL reading this, he
is remembered in Zemplenagard as a visitor who came to find his roots.)
There is very little that is old in the town; it was almost totally
destroyed by a fire about 1866.

In Satoraljaujhely we walked the street where our grandparents had lived.

We spent a lot of time in the archives in Satoraljaujhely. We were given
the original fragile records >from Ujhely and Tolcsva, and the book in
which the Zemplenagard records would have been if they had not been
missing since 1866. There are 12 boxes of 1869 census records for
Satoraljaujhely, and it began to look as if what we were seeing was
duplicated in the Mormon records here, so we concentrated on Tolcsva.

We found a lot: marriages, births, deaths, census information. Some was
confirmation of material we had known, or thought we had known. Some was
new. (Our greaat-great-grandfather was a goldsmith, as is my son. Our
grandmother lied about her age. Our mysterious grandfather, whom we had
thought was a carpenter, listed himself as a merchant.) Some of the data
contradicts things we thought we knew. It will take a while to sort it out.

I have photos: Lots of cemeteries, a street scene and the synagogue
pillar >from Tolcsva, the plaza in Zemplenagard, a street in Erdobenye, an
abandoned synagogue and a street in Tokaji, Papshor Street in
Satoraljaujhely. I will be making duplicates soon. If anyone out there
would like copies, please let me know?


Voradish #hungary

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Voradish was supposedly a town "on the border".

Of what, Hungary? Does anyone have any idea of the location/present name?

Has anyone heard of this?

Thanks
Melody Amsel Gross
sunny Beersheva, Israel
researching: AMSEL, anywhere, and Stropkov, Vraanov, Bardiov, Olka,
Humenne, Hertnik, Michalovce, Rymanow, Warsaw, Budapest; LANDAU,Humenne,
Stropkov, Ladomirova; BAUM, Stropkov, Okruhle; BECKER, MORGENSTERN,
POLLACK, Chotin, Navastelitza, Klishkovitz, EINSTEIN, Radomyshl