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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 7279 - translation #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I would appreciate learning what the inscription in Viewmate 7279
says. (I believe the picture is upside down!)
The photograph shows a woman holding a young child and was taken in
Winnipeg about 1911.


--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/view.asp?7279


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 7504 - 7505 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have put up on Viewmate two photographs presumably taken in New York
in the 1910s-20s.

7504 shows three children probably taken in New York - maybe Silverstein
relatives.

7505 shows a young lady stylilshly dressed during the 1910s.

Can anyone shed any light on who they might be? They were found in my
uncle's family album.

--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct urls are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=7504
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=7505


Viewmate 7279 - translation #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I would appreciate learning what the inscription in Viewmate 7279
says. (I believe the picture is upside down!)
The photograph shows a woman holding a young child and was taken in
Winnipeg about 1911.


--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/view.asp?7279


Viewmate 7504 - 7505 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have put up on Viewmate two photographs presumably taken in New York
in the 1910s-20s.

7504 shows three children probably taken in New York - maybe Silverstein
relatives.

7505 shows a young lady stylilshly dressed during the 1910s.

Can anyone shed any light on who they might be? They were found in my
uncle's family album.

--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct urls are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=7504
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=7505


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Austrian Cultural Forum anf the HCPO Present: Unraveling the Past: Archival Resources and the Nazi Era #general

Anna.Rubin@...
 

Records >from the Second World War and its aftermath are critical tools in
tracing the fates of individual victims of the Nazi regime as well as to
understanding our collective past. Under the National Socialist regime a
pervasive bureaucracy penetrated every level of society. Documentation from
the period ranging >from epic, like the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, to
mundane, such as the electric bills of deportees, have been preserved in
archives the world over.

The Austrian Cultural Forum of New York will host an evening panel
discussion, organized by the New York State Holocaust Claims Processing
Office, on Nazi era archival collections >from Europe and the United States
and the significance the hold for researchers.

Panel members will include:

Dr. Diane Afoumado
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Registry of Holocaust Survivors

Dr. Michael Kurtz
US National Archives
and Records Administration

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg
Leo Baeck Institute

Dr. Hubert Steiner
Austrian State Archives

Thursday October 22, 2009 | 4:30pm to 6:30pm | Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY (Between Madison and 5th Avenue)

Register for the event at www.acfny.org under 'events'
or RSVP directly by calling Ms. Trude Desmond at 212-319-5300 ext. 222

Anna B. Rubin
New York, NY, USA


Austrian Cultural Forum anf the HCPO Present: Unraveling the Past: Archival Resources and the Nazi Era #general

Anna.Rubin@...
 

Records >from the Second World War and its aftermath are critical tools in
tracing the fates of individual victims of the Nazi regime as well as to
understanding our collective past. Under the National Socialist regime a
pervasive bureaucracy penetrated every level of society. Documentation from
the period ranging >from epic, like the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, to
mundane, such as the electric bills of deportees, have been preserved in
archives the world over.

The Austrian Cultural Forum of New York will host an evening panel
discussion, organized by the New York State Holocaust Claims Processing
Office, on Nazi era archival collections >from Europe and the United States
and the significance the hold for researchers.

Panel members will include:

Dr. Diane Afoumado
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Registry of Holocaust Survivors

Dr. Michael Kurtz
US National Archives
and Records Administration

Dr. Frank Mecklenburg
Leo Baeck Institute

Dr. Hubert Steiner
Austrian State Archives

Thursday October 22, 2009 | 4:30pm to 6:30pm | Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY (Between Madison and 5th Avenue)

Register for the event at www.acfny.org under 'events'
or RSVP directly by calling Ms. Trude Desmond at 212-319-5300 ext. 222

Anna B. Rubin
New York, NY, USA


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Fifth Annual IGS One Day Seminar #scandinavia

martha@...
 

We are delighted to announce that registration for the
Fifth Annual Israel Genealogical Society One Day Seminar is now open.

PRESERVING MEMORY: FAMILY and COMMUNITY
Will take place =96 bli Neder - Tuesday, 1 December 2009
At the Museum of the Jewish People [Beit Hatefutzot],
Tel Aviv University

The one-day seminar 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, will consist of
2 lecture tracks in Hebrew and English, instruction at Beit =20
Hatefutsoth computers,
Software workshops, Opening & Closing session in Hebrew.

For the full program, abstracts, lecturers' bios and registration =20
form, go to:

http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/198/6361.asp

Early registration ends on 15th November.

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev


Fifth Annual IGS One Day Seminar #scandinavia

martha@...
 

We are delighted to announce that registration for the
Fifth Annual Israel Genealogical Society One Day Seminar is now open.

PRESERVING MEMORY: FAMILY and COMMUNITY
Will take place =96 bli Neder - Tuesday, 1 December 2009
At the Museum of the Jewish People [Beit Hatefutzot],
Tel Aviv University

The one-day seminar 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, will consist of
2 lecture tracks in Hebrew and English, instruction at Beit =20
Hatefutsoth computers,
Software workshops, Opening & Closing session in Hebrew.

For the full program, abstracts, lecturers' bios and registration =20
form, go to:

http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/198/6361.asp

Early registration ends on 15th November.

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev


Latvia SIG #Latvia Krenzburg #latvia

Herbert Lazerow
 

I am researching a friend's grandfather who is supposed to have come
from Riga. However the Ellis Island manifest entry for him shows his
place of origin as Krenzburg, which I can not locate.
This might be Kreizburg, now Krustpils, Latvia, on the north
side of the river about halfway between Riga and Dvinsk (Dagaupils)
at 56.30/25.51, just across the river >from Jakobstadt (Jekabpils).
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@...,


Krenzburg #latvia

Herbert Lazerow
 

I am researching a friend's grandfather who is supposed to have come
from Riga. However the Ellis Island manifest entry for him shows his
place of origin as Krenzburg, which I can not locate.
This might be Kreizburg, now Krustpils, Latvia, on the north
side of the river about halfway between Riga and Dvinsk (Dagaupils)
at 56.30/25.51, just across the river >from Jakobstadt (Jekabpils).
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@...,


Latvia SIG #Latvia Searching: Elmar BERKOWITZ, Riga Latvia -> St Petersburg, Russia #latvia

Lynette MacDonald
 

Dear Fellow Researchers

I am researching my BERKOWITZ family, and really need some help!
I have been unable to find any further information regarding my father's
Uncle Elmar/Almar BERKOWITZ
or his family.
So far, I have found his name on the list of "Latvian Jews Executed during
the Stalin Era", >from the Jewish Gen Website, and have a snippet of info
from my Family Tree.
The details I have are as follows:
Elmar James (Jams/ Elmar/Almar) BERKOWITZ / BERKOVITS
born 1892 Riga, Latvia.
Dr of Medicine, Head of a Psychiatric Hospital in St Petersburg / Leningrad.
Married
wife (1). Nadia SILBEROWA
Child : Helmuth BERKOWITZ, born Jan 1920 in Riga
wife (2). (?) STAHL
Child : Isolde BERKOWITZ

I have some photos of him; one where he is dressed in an army uniform, and
dated September 1916, and another photo showing him playing the violin.
(Many of our family members were Medical Doctors or Musicians or both.)
I don't know which army he was enlisted with, or if he played the violin
professionally.
Although I don't speak Russian, I have tried researching in Russia via the
internet, using the (wonderful!) Google language translation tool,
but have not been able to find any information about him (. . . . and it
sure
is re-e-eally tricky trying to figure out some of the Russian translations
!)
I have no idea where or why Elmar was murdered, or the fate of his wife
and ex-wife and children.
I would like to find out the name and more details about the hospital where
he was the Director, as I think this might help me to obtain more personal
information about Elmar and his family.
Also, maybe his son Helmuth or daughter Isolde could still be alive (?)
(Helmuth would now be 89 years old) but all my searches have been fruitless.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions which may help to further my
research.

Thanks in advance,
Lynette MacDonald
Western Australia
lynettemacdonald@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only!
Researching:
BERKOWITZ /BERKOVITS /BERKAVICIUS /BERKOVIC /BERKAVICIENE :
Riga, Latvia; Dorpat/Tartu Estonia; Kaunas,Vilnius, Lithuania;
Paris,France;Moscow,
SPRINGENFELD / SPRINGENFELDT: Riga, Latvia, USA(?)
JOFFE : Riga, Dwinsk/Daugavpils Latvia; Dorpat/Tartu Estonia; Australia
SILBEROWA : Riga Latvia; Moscow, St Petersburg Russia
STAHL : Riga Latvia; Moscow, St Petersburg Russia


Searching: Elmar BERKOWITZ, Riga Latvia -> St Petersburg, Russia #latvia

Lynette MacDonald
 

Dear Fellow Researchers

I am researching my BERKOWITZ family, and really need some help!
I have been unable to find any further information regarding my father's
Uncle Elmar/Almar BERKOWITZ
or his family.
So far, I have found his name on the list of "Latvian Jews Executed during
the Stalin Era", >from the Jewish Gen Website, and have a snippet of info
from my Family Tree.
The details I have are as follows:
Elmar James (Jams/ Elmar/Almar) BERKOWITZ / BERKOVITS
born 1892 Riga, Latvia.
Dr of Medicine, Head of a Psychiatric Hospital in St Petersburg / Leningrad.
Married
wife (1). Nadia SILBEROWA
Child : Helmuth BERKOWITZ, born Jan 1920 in Riga
wife (2). (?) STAHL
Child : Isolde BERKOWITZ

I have some photos of him; one where he is dressed in an army uniform, and
dated September 1916, and another photo showing him playing the violin.
(Many of our family members were Medical Doctors or Musicians or both.)
I don't know which army he was enlisted with, or if he played the violin
professionally.
Although I don't speak Russian, I have tried researching in Russia via the
internet, using the (wonderful!) Google language translation tool,
but have not been able to find any information about him (. . . . and it
sure
is re-e-eally tricky trying to figure out some of the Russian translations
!)
I have no idea where or why Elmar was murdered, or the fate of his wife
and ex-wife and children.
I would like to find out the name and more details about the hospital where
he was the Director, as I think this might help me to obtain more personal
information about Elmar and his family.
Also, maybe his son Helmuth or daughter Isolde could still be alive (?)
(Helmuth would now be 89 years old) but all my searches have been fruitless.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions which may help to further my
research.

Thanks in advance,
Lynette MacDonald
Western Australia
lynettemacdonald@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only!
Researching:
BERKOWITZ /BERKOVITS /BERKAVICIUS /BERKOVIC /BERKAVICIENE :
Riga, Latvia; Dorpat/Tartu Estonia; Kaunas,Vilnius, Lithuania;
Paris,France;Moscow,
SPRINGENFELD / SPRINGENFELDT: Riga, Latvia, USA(?)
JOFFE : Riga, Dwinsk/Daugavpils Latvia; Dorpat/Tartu Estonia; Australia
SILBEROWA : Riga Latvia; Moscow, St Petersburg Russia
STAHL : Riga Latvia; Moscow, St Petersburg Russia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Address in Riga #latvia

steven morgan
 

Another question about Riga,

The 1885/86 census has my great-grandfather Judel Mendel Morgen living
at Polisadnaya Street, # 49 in Riga.

A check on Google Maps and Google Earth shows no street by that name.
My guess is that Polisadnaya Street is Russian and the name was
changed to something else in Latvian after World War I when the
Latvian Republic was established. It could also have been changed
after the break up of the USSR 20 years ago.

Any ideas about how to trace the name of the street and try to see if
the building is still standing?

Thank you very much

--
Steve Morgan
Wilmington North Carolina

Researching in Riga, MORGEN, MORGAN, PAIKIN (maybe), REISS (maybe)


Latvia SIG #Latvia Krensburg should be Kreuzburg #latvia

steven morgan
 

Several people suggested that Krensburg was probably Kreuzburg and a
re-examination of the manifest confirms this. The town was transcribed
incorrectly and the "u" could lool like an "n".

It was also suggested that Josef Spungin came >from Kreuzburg as stated
on the manifest but he told his family Riga as that was the biggest
city in the region.

I have that with my maternal grandmother's family, Some documents say
Kiev, others mention two shtetls in the immediate area of
Kiev.

Thanks to all,


--
Steve Morgan
Wilmington North Carolina


Krensburg should be Kreuzburg #latvia

steven morgan
 

Several people suggested that Krensburg was probably Kreuzburg and a
re-examination of the manifest confirms this. The town was transcribed
incorrectly and the "u" could lool like an "n".

It was also suggested that Josef Spungin came >from Kreuzburg as stated
on the manifest but he told his family Riga as that was the biggest
city in the region.

I have that with my maternal grandmother's family, Some documents say
Kiev, others mention two shtetls in the immediate area of
Kiev.

Thanks to all,


--
Steve Morgan
Wilmington North Carolina


Address in Riga #latvia

steven morgan
 

Another question about Riga,

The 1885/86 census has my great-grandfather Judel Mendel Morgen living
at Polisadnaya Street, # 49 in Riga.

A check on Google Maps and Google Earth shows no street by that name.
My guess is that Polisadnaya Street is Russian and the name was
changed to something else in Latvian after World War I when the
Latvian Republic was established. It could also have been changed
after the break up of the USSR 20 years ago.

Any ideas about how to trace the name of the street and try to see if
the building is still standing?

Thank you very much

--
Steve Morgan
Wilmington North Carolina

Researching in Riga, MORGEN, MORGAN, PAIKIN (maybe), REISS (maybe)


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Krenzburg #latvia

Evelyn Waldstein
 

From: "steven morgan" <bronxtarheel@...>
Subject: [latvia] Krenzburg


I am researching a friend's grandfather who is supposed to have come
from Riga. However the Ellis Island manifest entry for him shows his
place of origin as Krenzburg, which I can not locate.
Is Krenzburg an old German or Prussian name for a current town in or
around Riga?
The town you are interested in has been misspelled. Its name most probably
was Kreutzburg, to-day called Krustpils, a direct translation >from German to
Latvian. You can easily find it following eastwards the course of the river
Daugava, the present Latvian name for the former German name Duenau. This
change of naming took place for quite a number of cities, rivers, streets
a.o.geographical sites during the next decade after establishment of Latvia.

With best regards Evelyn Waldstein.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Krenzburg #latvia

Howard Margol
 

<From: bronxtarheel@...
I am researching a friend's grandfather who is supposed to have come
from Riga. However the Ellis Island manifest entry for him shows his
place of origin as Krenzburg, which I can not locate.
Is Krenzburg an old German or Prussian name for a current town in or
around Riga?>

Krenzburg is probably a misspelling of Kreutzburg, the German name for
the Latvian town of Krustpils. It is located on the east side of the
Daugava River.
The much larger town of Jekabpils is located on the west side of the
river. Prior to
the 1917 Russian revolution, Kreutzburg was in the Pale of Settlement and
Jekabpils
was outside the Pale. After 1917, Kreutzburg and Jekabpils were no longer
two separate
towns separated by a river but one town with a river running through it.

My mother in law used to tell everyone she was >from Riga but she actually
lived in Kreutzburg.
The first time I went there in 1993, it was only a two hour drive >from
Riga. Hardly a suburb of Riga.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Krenzburg #latvia

Howard Margol
 

<From: bronxtarheel@...
I am researching a friend's grandfather who is supposed to have come
from Riga. However the Ellis Island manifest entry for him shows his
place of origin as Krenzburg, which I can not locate.
Is Krenzburg an old German or Prussian name for a current town in or
around Riga?>

Krenzburg is probably a misspelling of Kreutzburg, the German name for
the Latvian town of Krustpils. It is located on the east side of the
Daugava River.
The much larger town of Jekabpils is located on the west side of the
river. Prior to
the 1917 Russian revolution, Kreutzburg was in the Pale of Settlement and
Jekabpils
was outside the Pale. After 1917, Kreutzburg and Jekabpils were no longer
two separate
towns separated by a river but one town with a river running through it.

My mother in law used to tell everyone she was >from Riga but she actually
lived in Kreutzburg.
The first time I went there in 1993, it was only a two hour drive >from
Riga. Hardly a suburb of Riga.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Re: Krenzburg #latvia

Evelyn Waldstein
 

From: "steven morgan" <bronxtarheel@...>
Subject: [latvia] Krenzburg


I am researching a friend's grandfather who is supposed to have come
from Riga. However the Ellis Island manifest entry for him shows his
place of origin as Krenzburg, which I can not locate.
Is Krenzburg an old German or Prussian name for a current town in or
around Riga?
The town you are interested in has been misspelled. Its name most probably
was Kreutzburg, to-day called Krustpils, a direct translation >from German to
Latvian. You can easily find it following eastwards the course of the river
Daugava, the present Latvian name for the former German name Duenau. This
change of naming took place for quite a number of cities, rivers, streets
a.o.geographical sites during the next decade after establishment of Latvia.

With best regards Evelyn Waldstein.