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origins of Jewish doll? #general

mgordy <mgordy@...>
 

A little girl we know was recently given a limited edition porcelaine doll
by an old lady who says she bought it in Boston during the 1940s. We lifted
up the doll's (real) blonde hair and discovered the dollmaker had carved a
Mogen David into its skull as part of the design -- like a brand. We can't
think what this means or where the doll comes >from (lady, who is not Jewish,
said she bought it in a shop.)
The Jewish star appears on the lower back of the skull, flanked by the
letters K and R. The inscription "S & H" appears just below the star, and
beneath that, the marking "116-A."
I'd be grateful if someone could tell me of the doll's provenance, or
point me toward a source that may shed some light on its mysterious brand.'

Molly Gordy -- NYC
Searching for GORODETSKY of Malin, Zvhil, Berdichev and Korosten and
GLASSMAN of Chernigov.


Romanian translation #general

Jon Klein <kleins4@...>
 

from a listing of Moldovan business people in 1896 the entry reads:
B. Steinberg din Panciu datoreaza bani lui C. Unter

Could someone please translate this for me?
Jon Klein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen origins of Jewish doll? #general

mgordy <mgordy@...>
 

A little girl we know was recently given a limited edition porcelaine doll
by an old lady who says she bought it in Boston during the 1940s. We lifted
up the doll's (real) blonde hair and discovered the dollmaker had carved a
Mogen David into its skull as part of the design -- like a brand. We can't
think what this means or where the doll comes >from (lady, who is not Jewish,
said she bought it in a shop.)
The Jewish star appears on the lower back of the skull, flanked by the
letters K and R. The inscription "S & H" appears just below the star, and
beneath that, the marking "116-A."
I'd be grateful if someone could tell me of the doll's provenance, or
point me toward a source that may shed some light on its mysterious brand.'

Molly Gordy -- NYC
Searching for GORODETSKY of Malin, Zvhil, Berdichev and Korosten and
GLASSMAN of Chernigov.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Romanian translation #general

Jon Klein <kleins4@...>
 

from a listing of Moldovan business people in 1896 the entry reads:
B. Steinberg din Panciu datoreaza bani lui C. Unter

Could someone please translate this for me?
Jon Klein


Requesting translation from Yiddish to English #general

Martin Fischer
 

Could someone please translate the 4-page 1929 Yiddish letter into English
that I have posted to ViewMate? It is >from Lottij Abramovici of Galati,
Romania, to her uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City, Mo., USA.

The letter can be seen at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7606
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7607
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7608
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7609

The Romanian section included on one page of the letter has already been
translated.
Interspersed amid the Yiddish text is the Romanian word lei, which is the
name for Romanian currency.

Thank you for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Requesting translation from Yiddish to English #general

Martin Fischer
 

Could someone please translate the 4-page 1929 Yiddish letter into English
that I have posted to ViewMate? It is >from Lottij Abramovici of Galati,
Romania, to her uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City, Mo., USA.

The letter can be seen at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7606
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7607
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7608
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7609

The Romanian section included on one page of the letter has already been
translated.
Interspersed amid the Yiddish text is the Romanian word lei, which is the
name for Romanian currency.

Thank you for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


Searching descendents: Zeev SHNITZER / SHNITZER #general

Don and Debby Painter <painter@...>
 

I finally was able to get onto the Yad Vashem pages (thanks to all for
the advice - it was the firewall) and now need help locating the
descendents of a page submitter.

Zeev SHNITZER submitted a page for his sister Rakhel (Ite Ruchel)
Kempler of Nowy Sacz. Their parents were: Abraham (Yehoshua) and Chaja
Ester KEMPLER. Ruchel Kempler was married to my Grandfather's brother
Abraham Lustig. If any one recognizes these name and can help me with
the Lustig family connection, please contact me.

Thank you,
Debby Gincig Painter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching descendents: Zeev SHNITZER / SHNITZER #general

Don and Debby Painter <painter@...>
 

I finally was able to get onto the Yad Vashem pages (thanks to all for
the advice - it was the firewall) and now need help locating the
descendents of a page submitter.

Zeev SHNITZER submitted a page for his sister Rakhel (Ite Ruchel)
Kempler of Nowy Sacz. Their parents were: Abraham (Yehoshua) and Chaja
Ester KEMPLER. Ruchel Kempler was married to my Grandfather's brother
Abraham Lustig. If any one recognizes these name and can help me with
the Lustig family connection, please contact me.

Thank you,
Debby Gincig Painter


NOT a recipe: The "gefilte fish line" #lithuania

HeyJudy123@...
 

This is not a recipe!

In response to the comment of Mr. CHILTON, that there is a "gefilte fish
line" that divides the Jews of Eastern Europe, a scholarly paper on exactly this
topic was delivered by Prof. Michael STEINLAUF of Gratz College at a
conference of the IAJGS.

A report on this paper was written by Bill GLADSTONE for the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.

Unfortunately, the AOL email program that JewishGen requires me to use when
posting will not permit me to paste in the URL, so interested participants
will have to use a search engine to access the exact website.

Still, the report is on the web and it does explicate this Mason-Dixon type
line, dividing the Jews of Eastern Europe by whether they prefer their
gefilte fish with sugar or without.

Judy SEGAL
New York City USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You can read Bill Gladstone's story at:
http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/12012/edition_id/231/format/html/displaystory.html


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania NOT a recipe: The "gefilte fish line" #lithuania

HeyJudy123@...
 

This is not a recipe!

In response to the comment of Mr. CHILTON, that there is a "gefilte fish
line" that divides the Jews of Eastern Europe, a scholarly paper on exactly this
topic was delivered by Prof. Michael STEINLAUF of Gratz College at a
conference of the IAJGS.

A report on this paper was written by Bill GLADSTONE for the Jewish
Telegraphic Agency.

Unfortunately, the AOL email program that JewishGen requires me to use when
posting will not permit me to paste in the URL, so interested participants
will have to use a search engine to access the exact website.

Still, the report is on the web and it does explicate this Mason-Dixon type
line, dividing the Jews of Eastern Europe by whether they prefer their
gefilte fish with sugar or without.

Judy SEGAL
New York City USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You can read Bill Gladstone's story at:
http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/12012/edition_id/231/format/html/displaystory.html


Austrian Jews in Theresienstadt #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

The Institut Theresienstaedter Initiative together with the
Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterr. Widerstandes (Documentary Archive
of Austrian Resistance; DOEW) has now published the definitive book on
the Austrian part of this sad story. Other volumes on the Czech and German
part were issued before.

The book is in the German language with many interesting articles.
Of course the Totenbuch Theresienstadt, listing Austrian victims was
published in 1983, but since then more research has been done. Also
there are the following differences. The new book lists, apart from
the victims deported >from Vienna, those Austrians who were caught by
the Germans in other European countries and sent >from there to
Theresienstadt. People who survived Theresienstadt and the
deportation >from there to the East are also shown. There is also a
list of 1134 Hungarian Jews who had originally been sent to a work
camp at Strasshof near Vienna and were transferred in March and April
1945 to Theresienstadt.

Individual entries show the following:
First and family name
Date of birth
Date of death in Theresienstadt (where applicable)
Designation and date of transport to the East (where applicable)

In the case of survivors there are, apart >from the personal
information, two types of entries:
Befreit Theresiennstadt (liberated T.) or
Ew - 5.2.1945, Schweiz (This refers to the transport of 1200 Jews from
Theresienstadt to Switzerland; there were 153 Austrians among them)
The book does not supply for individuals the date and number of
transport to Theresienstadt. This was shown in the Totenbuch.
The 700 page book is available >from the www.doew.at website for 29
Euros plus postage.

Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian Jews in Theresienstadt #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

The Institut Theresienstaedter Initiative together with the
Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterr. Widerstandes (Documentary Archive
of Austrian Resistance; DOEW) has now published the definitive book on
the Austrian part of this sad story. Other volumes on the Czech and German
part were issued before.

The book is in the German language with many interesting articles.
Of course the Totenbuch Theresienstadt, listing Austrian victims was
published in 1983, but since then more research has been done. Also
there are the following differences. The new book lists, apart from
the victims deported >from Vienna, those Austrians who were caught by
the Germans in other European countries and sent >from there to
Theresienstadt. People who survived Theresienstadt and the
deportation >from there to the East are also shown. There is also a
list of 1134 Hungarian Jews who had originally been sent to a work
camp at Strasshof near Vienna and were transferred in March and April
1945 to Theresienstadt.

Individual entries show the following:
First and family name
Date of birth
Date of death in Theresienstadt (where applicable)
Designation and date of transport to the East (where applicable)

In the case of survivors there are, apart >from the personal
information, two types of entries:
Befreit Theresiennstadt (liberated T.) or
Ew - 5.2.1945, Schweiz (This refers to the transport of 1200 Jews from
Theresienstadt to Switzerland; there were 153 Austrians among them)
The book does not supply for individuals the date and number of
transport to Theresienstadt. This was shown in the Totenbuch.
The 700 page book is available >from the www.doew.at website for 29
Euros plus postage.

Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Sources in Vienna - 1826 #austria-czech

Omri Arnon <omri@...>
 

Dear Group,

My great grandfather Ignacz (Ignatz) REINITZ, born and raised in
Nagykanizsa, Hungary, attended the University of Vienna in the 1826-7.
He was enrolled in the first year of the Philosophy Faculty in 1826 and
probably stopped studying there in 1827/8 when he moved to Budapest
to study medicine.

I checked with the University archive and it seems that while they have
Ignacz registered in the University, they do not hold additional details of
the students >from these years.

I know that Ignacz and his widow mother Regina lived in Vienna these years.
Regina probably continued living in Vienna or possibly Kis Marton
(Eisenstadt) in the late 1820s.

I wonder if anyone can help me with sources that will provide details of
their residence and additional details about Regina REINITZ.

Thanks,

Omri Arnon
Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Sources in Vienna - 1826 #austria-czech

Omri Arnon <omri@...>
 

Dear Group,

My great grandfather Ignacz (Ignatz) REINITZ, born and raised in
Nagykanizsa, Hungary, attended the University of Vienna in the 1826-7.
He was enrolled in the first year of the Philosophy Faculty in 1826 and
probably stopped studying there in 1827/8 when he moved to Budapest
to study medicine.

I checked with the University archive and it seems that while they have
Ignacz registered in the University, they do not hold additional details of
the students >from these years.

I know that Ignacz and his widow mother Regina lived in Vienna these years.
Regina probably continued living in Vienna or possibly Kis Marton
(Eisenstadt) in the late 1820s.

I wonder if anyone can help me with sources that will provide details of
their residence and additional details about Regina REINITZ.

Thanks,

Omri Arnon
Israel


R. Moses of Copenhagen [was: R. Moses of Copenhagen & Joel SIRKES] #rabbinic

Nancy Holden
 

On 2006.03.05, Dr. Jeffrey R. Woolf <woolfj@...> wrote:

1) I would appreciate any information concerning an 18th century Rav
known as 'the Great Rabbi Moses of Copenhagen.'
The genealogy of the daughter (Miriam) of Moses of Copenhagen can be
found on the Website of the KALER family http://www.eliezerkaler.com

Moses of Copenhagen was the son of "Rosh Josef" and the daughter of
Moses of Vilna (Moses Kramer). "Rosh Josef" was the son of R. Jacob
of Pinchov descendant of Jacob Polak (whether he was a grandson or
great grandson is unclear). This has been previously reported in
many sources.

The connections to the BaCH are through the marriage of the daughter
of Solomon Zalman son of Yoel SIRKES wife of Moses of Copenhagen.
His ancestors were Yoel son of Aryeh Leib son of Shmuel son of the
BaCH. Shmuel was the brother of Rivkah married to the TaZ. When
Shmuel and Rivkah died...David Ha Taz married the wife of Shmuel
(also Rivkah) daughter of Abraham Schor.

This information of the descent was researched >from information left
in the "approbation" in the manuscript by HaDerushim Chemsat Yamim
by Eliezer Kaler of Amstibava.

For more information see the original documents on
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/mscibow

Nancy Collier Holden


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Moses of Copenhagen [was: R. Moses of Copenhagen & Joel SIRKES] #rabbinic

Nancy Holden
 

On 2006.03.05, Dr. Jeffrey R. Woolf <woolfj@...> wrote:

1) I would appreciate any information concerning an 18th century Rav
known as 'the Great Rabbi Moses of Copenhagen.'
The genealogy of the daughter (Miriam) of Moses of Copenhagen can be
found on the Website of the KALER family http://www.eliezerkaler.com

Moses of Copenhagen was the son of "Rosh Josef" and the daughter of
Moses of Vilna (Moses Kramer). "Rosh Josef" was the son of R. Jacob
of Pinchov descendant of Jacob Polak (whether he was a grandson or
great grandson is unclear). This has been previously reported in
many sources.

The connections to the BaCH are through the marriage of the daughter
of Solomon Zalman son of Yoel SIRKES wife of Moses of Copenhagen.
His ancestors were Yoel son of Aryeh Leib son of Shmuel son of the
BaCH. Shmuel was the brother of Rivkah married to the TaZ. When
Shmuel and Rivkah died...David Ha Taz married the wife of Shmuel
(also Rivkah) daughter of Abraham Schor.

This information of the descent was researched >from information left
in the "approbation" in the manuscript by HaDerushim Chemsat Yamim
by Eliezer Kaler of Amstibava.

For more information see the original documents on
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/mscibow

Nancy Collier Holden


DONCHIN and NEIMAN of Lund, Sweden #scandinavia

Trudy <gdc@...>
 

I'm seeking anyone with knowledge of the DONCHIN or NEIMAN family >from
Lund, Sweden. The DONCHINs lived there >from about 1902 till 1911, at 3
Hospitalsgatan, and the NEIMANs were there at about the same time. My
father, Herman DONCHIN, was born in Lund in 1907 after his parents and
siblings had migrated there >from Pikeliai, Lithuania. In 1911 the whole
DONCHIN family migrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A. My grandparents
were Boruch Chaim (Bernard) DONCHIN and Gittel (Gertrude) NEIMAN DONCHIN.
I know that there were some NEIMANs in Lund, and I'm supposing that they,
too, had come >from Pikeliai and were related to my grandmother.

Thank you.

Gertrude DONCHIN CHITYAT,
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.
gdc@...


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia DONCHIN and NEIMAN of Lund, Sweden #scandinavia

Trudy <gdc@...>
 

I'm seeking anyone with knowledge of the DONCHIN or NEIMAN family >from
Lund, Sweden. The DONCHINs lived there >from about 1902 till 1911, at 3
Hospitalsgatan, and the NEIMANs were there at about the same time. My
father, Herman DONCHIN, was born in Lund in 1907 after his parents and
siblings had migrated there >from Pikeliai, Lithuania. In 1911 the whole
DONCHIN family migrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A. My grandparents
were Boruch Chaim (Bernard) DONCHIN and Gittel (Gertrude) NEIMAN DONCHIN.
I know that there were some NEIMANs in Lund, and I'm supposing that they,
too, had come >from Pikeliai and were related to my grandmother.

Thank you.

Gertrude DONCHIN CHITYAT,
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.
gdc@...


COHN and Goethe #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Is anyone researching the surname COHN >from Danzig?

Ursula Homann wrote to me that Ludwig Geiger, a Goethe researcher,
wrote (probably in "Die deutsche Literatur und die Juden," Berlin
1910, Druck und Verlag Georg Reimer) that Goethe mentioned in his
diary being visited by a (Jewish) Mr. COHN >from Danzig.

I have no further information about Mr. COHN, but additional research
might yield personal details or an approximate date for the visit,
which might help to identify him in Danzig records.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland COHN and Goethe #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Is anyone researching the surname COHN >from Danzig?

Ursula Homann wrote to me that Ludwig Geiger, a Goethe researcher,
wrote (probably in "Die deutsche Literatur und die Juden," Berlin
1910, Druck und Verlag Georg Reimer) that Goethe mentioned in his
diary being visited by a (Jewish) Mr. COHN >from Danzig.

I have no further information about Mr. COHN, but additional research
might yield personal details or an approximate date for the visit,
which might help to identify him in Danzig records.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.