Re: Polish army soldier #poland #holocaust

Maciej Łopaciński

Passenger Manifests Third Aliyah to Jaffa #israel #records

Fred Kuntzman

I believe my grandfather travelled from Odessa to Palestine around 1919-1922.  Would anybody know how to find passenger manifests from this era so I can verify?

Fred Kuntzman
New Canaan, CT

Re: Help required to translate the back of a photo #translation #yiddish

angel kosfiszer

Because the post card is sent to B.Derman, in Bucharest Romania, from a Spanish speaking country. I think the sender's family name is also Derman. Just a suggestion.

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas

Re: Polish army soldier #poland #holocaust

Kris Murawski

Sorry for a wrong link to the Lipowa 7 camp for the Polish-Jewish POWs in Lublin. The correct link is
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, North Carolina

Re: Polish army soldier #poland #holocaust

Kris Murawski

Here is information about the camp for Jewish-Polish POWs in Lublin, 1940-1943. Yes, there were cavalry units in the 1939 Polish-German war.
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, North Carolina

Translation of survivor testimony from Yiddish/Hebrew #translation

Maciej Łopaciński

I'm looking for information about labor camp in a peat mine at Izabelin (10 km south of Radzymin). The camp is forgotten - there is almost no information about it. I found the testimony of survivors  Avraham Chonowicz and Mordechai Zilberstein on YadVashem website.

Could someone kindly translate for me information from these testimonies about camp in Izabelin? Only fragments about Izabelin, not all testimony.

1) First testimony of  Avraham Chonowicz - word Izabelin is on page 9.

2) Second testimony of  Avraham Chonowicz

3) Testimony of Mordechai Zilberstein. Some of his testimony is in the book (, but maybe there is more information in hebrew version of testimony.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Maciej Łopaciński

Re: Kitchener Camps Sandwich #unitedkingdom

Michael Sharp

try contacting the Association for Jewish Refugees in London

If they were kindertransport, you could also contact World Jewish Relief in London who hold their predec3essor organisation's archives of all the kindertransport records
Michael Sharp
Manchester UK

Re: Help required to translate the back of a photo #translation #yiddish

Yitschok Margareten

For everlasting memory to my nephew and family I'm sending this photo from Avraham Baruch Derg (or Tzerg) 
Yitschok Margareten

Sherri Bobish


This page from The U.S. Embassy in Romania has detailed information:
Disposition of Remains Report for Romania


Sherri Bobish

Re: Searching: Philip BLUMENTHAL, Jr. #usa

Sherri Bobish

Hi Sandi,

I searched
for Phillip, born Illinois with mother's name Una, and found this Illinois death record.
This Phillip has the same birth date as your Phillip, and his mother Una was born
in Joplin, MO.  Although, this Una's maiden name is different.  It might be worth looking into further.


Sherri Bobish

Name: Phillip Wentzell
Sex: Male
Age: 9y 1m 29d
Death Date: 08 Sep 1938
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation: Student
Race: white
Ethnicity: American
Father's Name: Edwin Wentzell
Mother's Name: Una Corley
Birth Year (Estimated): 1929
Birth Date: 09 Jul 1929
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Father's Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Jop;in, Missouri
Burial Date: 12 Sep 1938
Cemetery: Wunders

Jill Whitehead

Hi Shirley

There are few if any shipping records from Eastern Europe to Hull or any other nearby port such as Grimsby. My ancestors (on three sides) came via Hull between 1865 and 1875, but there are no official records. Please note that by the 1890s a lot of migrants came via Grimsby rather than Hull. You should contact the University of Hull Maritime Studies Dept for further information. 

Records were either not kept or were destroyed for the East Coast ports (my 4th side went to Leith in Scotland but no records there either).

My Guttenberg family also ended up in Sheffield in early 20th century after having lived in Hull and Grimsby in latter quarter of 19th century.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Polish army soldier #poland #holocaust

Janet Furba

Ask the archives.
Janet Furba,

Re: Looking for descendents of the brothers Samuel and Israel Altman of Woodbine, NJ #names #usa

Janet Furba

Hi, ask the relevant archives.
Janet Furba,

Help required to translate the back of a photo #translation #yiddish


I am looking for help to translate writing on the back of the photo in attempt to identify family members. 

Thank you.
Esther Gertopsky
Silver Spring, MD

BRADY: Is "Bohm Leipach" Bohmisch-Leipa, Bohemia, Austria - now Česká Lípa, Czech Republic #austria-czech #germany #general

Hilary Osofsky

I would appreciate some help in identifying the town of origin of my son-in-law's BRADY family. According to family records, his third great-grandmother, Betty BRADY de BEER, was born in Ritzebüttel, Germany, c. 1817. However, her father, Isaac BRADY, born c. 1776,  and his father, had both been born in "Bohm Leipach."  Could "Bohm Leipach" be Bohmisch-Leipa, Bohemia, Austrian Empire - now Česká Lípa, Czech Republic?

Thanks very much.

Hilary Osofsky
Orinda, CA

de BEER / BEHR, Amsterdam > Wiegboldsbur, Aurich, Emden, Germany
BRADY: Ritzebuttel, Germany, "Bohm Leipach" 
PELS, HARTOG: Wiegboldsbur
MOSES: Emden 
AHRON: Ritzebuttel


My sister was buried in Romania, and I would like to see if I can bring her remains to the US. Does anyone have any experience on this topic or words of advice on how to go about this.

Thanks in advance,
Peter Grossinger

Shirley Holton

My great grandmother Taube Mankunsky came over to England via Hamburg circa 1898 from Simnas Lithuania with her son Dovid Yitzchok’s fiancee (later my grandmother) Tsivia Shochet as well as Taube’s 2 youngest children Zelda (later Betsy) and Leib (later Louis) Mankunsky. They landed in Hull. At least that was the oral history which I had from my grandmother Tsivia via her daughter my mother Mary Myers Adams. The name Mankunsky was changed to Myers in Engand. My grandparents Dovid Yitzchok and Tsivia Shochet Myers married in Sheffield in 1899.

I have searched the Hamburg ship lists but can find no record of Taube and Tsivia’s journey. Are the shipping lists complete? Was there another shipping line? My grandmother talked of travelling by horse and cart to Hamburg but once in England they travelled by train from Hull to Sheffield where Dovid Yitzchok and his older brother Benyomin Meir already married to Sarah Rose Nathanson from Prien awaited them.
I would be grateful for any further infomation.
Shirley Adams Holton
formerly of Leeds and Sheffield Now of Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire England

JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. EXPLORING CITY DIRECTORIES. Sunny Jane Morton. Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 7:30 p.m.. ET. #events

Jerry Scherer

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto


Exploring City Directories

A Family Tree Magazine Webinar


Followed by Questions and Answers

with Sunny Jane Morton

Virtual Meeting: View from home

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET.


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City directories are indispensable locating tools for genealogists, but they go far beyond connecting an ancestor to a certain place in time. They lead to a multitude of sources, contain information of genealogical value beyond the individual listings, and present a fuller picture of our ancestors’ lives.


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JewishGen Talks: Portuguese Jews: Names & History #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

We invite you to attend the next presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars:
Portuguese Jews: Names & History
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Beider
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Registration is free with a suggested donation.
About the Talk
The case of the so-called "Portuguese" Jews (Western Sephardim) is exceptional in the Jewish history: a mass conversion to Christianity at the end of the 15th century and a gradual return to the religion of their ancestors generations later. The debate about the reasons of this return and the degree of "Jewishness" of members of these communities (primarily in such cities as Amsterdam, London, Hamburg, Livorno, Venice, Bordeaux, and Bayonne) never ceased. Considerations of certain authors are passionate and more closely related to ideological rather than scientific factors. The analysis of names used in these communities allows to shed some (ideologically neutral) light on these complex and fascinating pages of the Jewish history.
About the Speaker
Dr. Alexander Beider has a PhD in applied mathematics, and a second PhD in the domain of Jewish studies. Beider uses onomastics and linguistics as tools allowing to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Jewish surnames. Beider is also the designer of the linguistic part of the Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching method of computer-based searches for equivalent surnames.
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Re: Tiktin #general

Jeremy Lichtman

According to "The Oldest Families in Czestochowa" by Janusz Spyra, Wolf and Moysesz Landau's father was Abraham.

Abraham was long-lived - he witnessed a grandchild's marriage in 1829.

Jeremy Lichtman
Toronto, Canada