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JRI Poland #Poland Re: FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files #poland

Alison Greengard <aligreengard@...>
 

I found your email very intriguing. My grandfather was >from Baranovichi
(very close to Nowogrudok). He had made Aliyah in 1922. His family in
Baranovichi, i.e. his parents, brothers/their wives and children all tried
to obtain visas in the late 1930's - but to go to British Palestine. My
grandfather actually succeeded in obtaining visas for all of them to
immigrate to British Palestine. But they could not get visas to emigrate
from Poland.
They went repeatedly to the government offices in Warsaw. They would come
away with a visa for one of the young boys but not for the rest of his
family. If he didn't use it immediately, it would be rescinded. Then a visa
was issued for my great-grandmother, but not for my great-grandfather, etc.
etc.. This happened repeatedly until they gave up, and it was too late.
None of them wanted to go by themselves and leave the rest of the family
behind. They were also all murdered in Baranovichi in 1941-1942. So it's
possible, that the refusals for your family were >from the Polish side.
I don't know if you have considered that, so I thought I would mention it.

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Bennett" <bennett@...>
To: "JRI-Poland" <jri-pl@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:19:36 AM
Subject: [jri-pl] FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In the 1937-41 period my wife Myrna's uncles, aunts and their children
were living in Nowogrudok, eastern Poland. They had well-established
siblings in San Francisco willing to sponsor their immigration to America.

Applications were made >from the American side and probably at the U.S.
Consulate in Warsaw [or Bialystok?]. A March 1939 letter >from them to
the American relatives included a detailed list of names and birthdates
of eleven family members.

Only one family member was granted immigration rights, a 25 year old
bachelor. All the others were murdered in Nowogrudok in 1942-3.

Our questions are:

Where in the National Archives [?] are all of these application files,
both >from the Immigration and Naturalization Department and >from the
consulates in Poland? Are they easily accessible under FOIA? What's
the procedure for obtaining them?

Jim and Myrna Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although Nowogrudok is today in Belarus, it was
part of Interwar Poland.


Sunday, November 7, 2010, JGSGB Lecture and Meeting: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration #general

Meredith Hoffman / GenerationsWeb <mhoffman@...>
 

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Gann Academy
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA

Program begins at 1:30 pm

Topic: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration
Speakers: Michael Lozman & Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Two experts on Belarus will join forces to give us an inside look at
the history of Jews in Belarus and the work being done on Jewish
cemeteries.

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, a Research Associate at the Davis Center
for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, will talk
about the history of Belarus Jewish community, noting that there was
always a large Jewish population in that area of the world but that
Belarus did not come into existence as a separate country until 1991.

Dr. Michael Lozman will then talk about his work in protecting,
preserving, and restoring Jewish cemeteries that have been destroyed
by the invading Nazis and further deteriorated by neglect due to the
absence of returning Jews as a result of the Holocaust. He and his
team have to date restored ten Jewish cemeteries in Belarus and have
more planned for the future years as well.

For more details, visit the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston

website at www.jgsgb.org, or contact us at info@... or
617-796-8522.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will
be served.

Meredith Hoffman, Publicity Chair, JGSGB
publicity@..., http://www.jgsgb.org


Re: FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files #poland

Alison Greengard <aligreengard@...>
 

I found your email very intriguing. My grandfather was >from Baranovichi
(very close to Nowogrudok). He had made Aliyah in 1922. His family in
Baranovichi, i.e. his parents, brothers/their wives and children all tried
to obtain visas in the late 1930's - but to go to British Palestine. My
grandfather actually succeeded in obtaining visas for all of them to
immigrate to British Palestine. But they could not get visas to emigrate
from Poland.
They went repeatedly to the government offices in Warsaw. They would come
away with a visa for one of the young boys but not for the rest of his
family. If he didn't use it immediately, it would be rescinded. Then a visa
was issued for my great-grandmother, but not for my great-grandfather, etc.
etc.. This happened repeatedly until they gave up, and it was too late.
None of them wanted to go by themselves and leave the rest of the family
behind. They were also all murdered in Baranovichi in 1941-1942. So it's
possible, that the refusals for your family were >from the Polish side.
I don't know if you have considered that, so I thought I would mention it.

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Bennett" <bennett@...>
To: "JRI-Poland" <jri-pl@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:19:36 AM
Subject: [jri-pl] FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In the 1937-41 period my wife Myrna's uncles, aunts and their children
were living in Nowogrudok, eastern Poland. They had well-established
siblings in San Francisco willing to sponsor their immigration to America.

Applications were made >from the American side and probably at the U.S.
Consulate in Warsaw [or Bialystok?]. A March 1939 letter >from them to
the American relatives included a detailed list of names and birthdates
of eleven family members.

Only one family member was granted immigration rights, a 25 year old
bachelor. All the others were murdered in Nowogrudok in 1942-3.

Our questions are:

Where in the National Archives [?] are all of these application files,
both >from the Immigration and Naturalization Department and >from the
consulates in Poland? Are they easily accessible under FOIA? What's
the procedure for obtaining them?

Jim and Myrna Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although Nowogrudok is today in Belarus, it was
part of Interwar Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sunday, November 7, 2010, JGSGB Lecture and Meeting: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration #general

Meredith Hoffman / GenerationsWeb <mhoffman@...>
 

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Gann Academy
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA

Program begins at 1:30 pm

Topic: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration
Speakers: Michael Lozman & Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Two experts on Belarus will join forces to give us an inside look at
the history of Jews in Belarus and the work being done on Jewish
cemeteries.

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, a Research Associate at the Davis Center
for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, will talk
about the history of Belarus Jewish community, noting that there was
always a large Jewish population in that area of the world but that
Belarus did not come into existence as a separate country until 1991.

Dr. Michael Lozman will then talk about his work in protecting,
preserving, and restoring Jewish cemeteries that have been destroyed
by the invading Nazis and further deteriorated by neglect due to the
absence of returning Jews as a result of the Holocaust. He and his
team have to date restored ten Jewish cemeteries in Belarus and have
more planned for the future years as well.

For more details, visit the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston

website at www.jgsgb.org, or contact us at info@... or
617-796-8522.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will
be served.

Meredith Hoffman, Publicity Chair, JGSGB
publicity@..., http://www.jgsgb.org


JRI Poland #Poland Poalei Yeshurun and Grajewo Yizkor Book #poland

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,
Is anyone familiar with the organization, Poalei Yeshurun? The context
in which this organization is mentioned is a letter written by Avraham
Mordechai PIORKA to his friend, Mr BLUM and published in the Grajewo
Yizkor book. (Lomza Gubernia of Poland). A section of the letter refers
to an election within a congregation committee between the "Youths,"
"The Zionists," "The Bnei Brith" and Poalei Yeshurun.

For those of you with an interest in Grajewo and surrounding towns, please
see the chapters we have translated into English >from the Yizkor book:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

Many thanks to all the donors, translators and volunteers. We are making
great progress. Additionally, we are close to being fully funded, but
would very much appreciate more support to guarantee the complete
translation of the Yizkor Book.

Please respond privately if you have information about Poalei Yeshurun
and/or interest in the Grajewo Yizkor book project.

Regards
Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@...


Poalei Yeshurun and Grajewo Yizkor Book #poland

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,
Is anyone familiar with the organization, Poalei Yeshurun? The context
in which this organization is mentioned is a letter written by Avraham
Mordechai PIORKA to his friend, Mr BLUM and published in the Grajewo
Yizkor book. (Lomza Gubernia of Poland). A section of the letter refers
to an election within a congregation committee between the "Youths,"
"The Zionists," "The Bnei Brith" and Poalei Yeshurun.

For those of you with an interest in Grajewo and surrounding towns, please
see the chapters we have translated into English >from the Yizkor book:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

Many thanks to all the donors, translators and volunteers. We are making
great progress. Additionally, we are close to being fully funded, but
would very much appreciate more support to guarantee the complete
translation of the Yizkor Book.

Please respond privately if you have information about Poalei Yeshurun
and/or interest in the Grajewo Yizkor book project.

Regards
Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@...


JRI Poland #Poland Need more help reading Polish marriage record #poland

Stephen Weinstein
 

A portion of the record at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17080
was translated as "Jankel ERENBERG, widower, of Maryem on April 23, age 52,
son of Herszko and Fajga". Clearly, Jankel, not Maryem, is the son (because
Maryem is female). Is this (a)saying Maryem died on April 23 when she was
age 52, and that Jankel is the son of H&F, or (b) is it saying she died
on April 23 and that Jankel is 52 and the son of H&F?

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@...


Need more help reading Polish marriage record #poland

Stephen Weinstein
 

A portion of the record at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17080
was translated as "Jankel ERENBERG, widower, of Maryem on April 23, age 52,
son of Herszko and Fajga". Clearly, Jankel, not Maryem, is the son (because
Maryem is female). Is this (a)saying Maryem died on April 23 when she was
age 52, and that Jankel is the son of H&F, or (b) is it saying she died
on April 23 and that Jankel is 52 and the son of H&F?

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@...


Death Record from Kozlow: Chune Szabes d 1882 #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

Kozlow PSA AGAD Births 1877-1902 Deaths 1877-1904
Tarnopol Wojewodztwa / Ukraine
(records in Fond 300 in AGAD Archive)
Located at 49 deg 33 25 deg 21
Last updated May 2007
Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Event Signature Age Sex Born Living Town
Father Fathersurn Fathertown Mother Mothersurn Mothertown Spouse
Spousesurn
Comments
SZABES Chune 1891 D 48 1791 M Plaucza Wielka Moses KAUFMAN
Malke SZABES

I have this record if anyone is interested

Please contact privately

Ron Kaminker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death Record from Kozlow: Chune Szabes d 1882 #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

Kozlow PSA AGAD Births 1877-1902 Deaths 1877-1904
Tarnopol Wojewodztwa / Ukraine
(records in Fond 300 in AGAD Archive)
Located at 49 deg 33 25 deg 21
Last updated May 2007
Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Event Signature Age Sex Born Living Town
Father Fathersurn Fathertown Mother Mothersurn Mothertown Spouse
Spousesurn
Comments
SZABES Chune 1891 D 48 1791 M Plaucza Wielka Moses KAUFMAN
Malke SZABES

I have this record if anyone is interested

Please contact privately

Ron Kaminker


Death Record from Kozlow: Wolf ALTMAN 1836-1891 #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

I have this record if anyone is interested

Kozlow PSA AGAD Births 1877-1902 Deaths 1877-1904
Tarnopol Wojewodztwa / Ukraine
(records in Fond 300 in AGAD Archive)
Located at 49 deg 33 25 deg 21
Last updated May 2007

ALTMAN Wolf 1891 D 4 1791 55 y. M Taurow

Please contact privately

Ron Kaminker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death Record from Kozlow: Wolf ALTMAN 1836-1891 #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

I have this record if anyone is interested

Kozlow PSA AGAD Births 1877-1902 Deaths 1877-1904
Tarnopol Wojewodztwa / Ukraine
(records in Fond 300 in AGAD Archive)
Located at 49 deg 33 25 deg 21
Last updated May 2007

ALTMAN Wolf 1891 D 4 1791 55 y. M Taurow

Please contact privately

Ron Kaminker


JRI Poland #Poland ROSENBAUM Family from Checiny #poland

Linda Shefler
 

In 1957 Sara NAGEL (daughter of Chanoch GOLDSZTEJN and Rivke nee ROSENBAUM)
submitted numerous Pages of Testimony for the ROSENBAUM family of Checiny.

I am sure that Sara has since passed on, but would like to know if anyone is
familiar with this particular ROSENBAUM family. They descend >from Szymon
ROSENBAUM (born 1865 in Checiny) and Szaindla Malka DOMB (born 1867 in
Wloszczowa).

Szymon ROSENBAUM was undoubtedly named after his great grandfather Szymon
ROZENBLAT who was ABD of Checiny, my 3rd great grandfather.

Any information on this family (beyond all of the Pages of Testimony which I
already have) or any connection to descendants >from this family would be
greatly appreciated.

As always, many thanks!!
Linda Silverman Shefler
linda.shefler@...
Hod HaSharon

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions of research methods or resources may be shared with the
list.


ROSENBAUM Family from Checiny #poland

Linda Shefler
 

In 1957 Sara NAGEL (daughter of Chanoch GOLDSZTEJN and Rivke nee ROSENBAUM)
submitted numerous Pages of Testimony for the ROSENBAUM family of Checiny.

I am sure that Sara has since passed on, but would like to know if anyone is
familiar with this particular ROSENBAUM family. They descend >from Szymon
ROSENBAUM (born 1865 in Checiny) and Szaindla Malka DOMB (born 1867 in
Wloszczowa).

Szymon ROSENBAUM was undoubtedly named after his great grandfather Szymon
ROZENBLAT who was ABD of Checiny, my 3rd great grandfather.

Any information on this family (beyond all of the Pages of Testimony which I
already have) or any connection to descendants >from this family would be
greatly appreciated.

As always, many thanks!!
Linda Silverman Shefler
linda.shefler@...
Hod HaSharon

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions of research methods or resources may be shared with the
list.


Death Record from Kozlow: Sisie Boberker 1880-1882 #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

Kozlow PSA AGAD Births 1877-1902 Deaths 1877-1904
Tarnopol Wojewodztwa / Ukraine
(records in Fond 300 in AGAD Archive)
Located at 49 deg 33 25 deg 21
Last updated May 2007

Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Event Signature Age Sex Born Living Town
Father Fathersurn Fathertown Mother Mothersurn Mothertown Spouse Spousesurn
Comments
BOBERKER Sisie 1882 D 51 486 2 y., 4 m. M Dunajów Salomon BOBERKER
Ester BOBERKER

I have this record if anyone is interested

Please contact privately

Ron Kaminker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death Record from Kozlow: Sisie Boberker 1880-1882 #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

Kozlow PSA AGAD Births 1877-1902 Deaths 1877-1904
Tarnopol Wojewodztwa / Ukraine
(records in Fond 300 in AGAD Archive)
Located at 49 deg 33 25 deg 21
Last updated May 2007

Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Event Signature Age Sex Born Living Town
Father Fathersurn Fathertown Mother Mothersurn Mothertown Spouse Spousesurn
Comments
BOBERKER Sisie 1882 D 51 486 2 y., 4 m. M Dunajów Salomon BOBERKER
Ester BOBERKER

I have this record if anyone is interested

Please contact privately

Ron Kaminker


Elisabeth WOLF: Berlin to Brussels #general

George J. Fogelson
 

I am seeking my cousin's childhood friend Elisabeth WOLF or WOLFF born
October 1926. She was on a Kindertransport >from Berlin to Belgium in Jan or
Feb 1939. She survived the war in hiding and became a nurse in Brussels. She
married in 1949-51. Do not know her married name.

Her parents were both doctors and they lived on the Kaiserdamm. They both
died in the Holocaust.

Any information please contact George Fogelson, Redondo Beach

fogelson@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Elisabeth WOLF: Berlin to Brussels #general

George J. Fogelson
 

I am seeking my cousin's childhood friend Elisabeth WOLF or WOLFF born
October 1926. She was on a Kindertransport >from Berlin to Belgium in Jan or
Feb 1939. She survived the war in hiding and became a nurse in Brussels. She
married in 1949-51. Do not know her married name.

Her parents were both doctors and they lived on the Kaiserdamm. They both
died in the Holocaust.

Any information please contact George Fogelson, Redondo Beach

fogelson@...


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Re: SIEW family in Denmark #scandinavia

Inger Buchard <i.buchard@...>
 

You may find some interesting names in the Registry Cards of the Copenhagen
Police 1890-1925:

http://www.politietsregisterblade.dk/index.php?option=com_sfup&controller=politregisterblade&task=viewRegisterblad&id=1867453&limitstart=0
[or http://tinyurl.com/23cmukx --Mod.]

lists a Chaim Siw, Musician, born in Libau March 20 185, living >from Dec. 9,
1914 until March 10, 1915 in Baggesensgade 31.3 with the Lipzitz.
He left for the States

There are also a few Katzneff of (Swedish origin) among the app. 750.000
listed persons. When finish the database will register 1.2 Mio adults living
in Copenhagen.

Inger Buchard
Denmark


Re: SIEW family in Denmark #scandinavia

Inger Buchard <i.buchard@...>
 

You may find some interesting names in the Registry Cards of the Copenhagen
Police 1890-1925:

http://www.politietsregisterblade.dk/index.php?option=com_sfup&controller=politregisterblade&task=viewRegisterblad&id=1867453&limitstart=0
[or http://tinyurl.com/23cmukx --Mod.]

lists a Chaim Siw, Musician, born in Libau March 20 185, living >from Dec. 9,
1914 until March 10, 1915 in Baggesensgade 31.3 with the Lipzitz.
He left for the States

There are also a few Katzneff of (Swedish origin) among the app. 750.000
listed persons. When finish the database will register 1.2 Mio adults living
in Copenhagen.

Inger Buchard
Denmark