Date   

Latvia SIG #Latvia PICKHOLTZ #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

My friend Israel PICKHOLTZ writes:

A couple of days ago, a man here in Israel wrote to tell me that sixty
years ago he knew a young man named Pikholz, in Riga. The Pikholz
families are >from Galicia, but of course people travelled and especially
after the Holocaust many found themselves in unfamiliar places. But
this is the first I have heard of a Pikholz in Latvia and I haven't a
clue how to investigate further.

I'd apprecaite any help or direction that anyone can offer.

Israel Pickholtz
Gush Etzion
ISRAEL.

You can reach him at IsraelP at pikholz.org

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


PICKHOLTZ #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

My friend Israel PICKHOLTZ writes:

A couple of days ago, a man here in Israel wrote to tell me that sixty
years ago he knew a young man named Pikholz, in Riga. The Pikholz
families are >from Galicia, but of course people travelled and especially
after the Holocaust many found themselves in unfamiliar places. But
this is the first I have heard of a Pikholz in Latvia and I haven't a
clue how to investigate further.

I'd apprecaite any help or direction that anyone can offer.

Israel Pickholtz
Gush Etzion
ISRAEL.

You can reach him at IsraelP at pikholz.org

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LERNER family from Briceni, Moldova #general

Shelly Crane
 

Shalom,

I am doing research for a friend whose LERNER family came >from Briceni, Moldova.
125 miles/200 kilometers NW of Chisinau

His father was Chaim LERNER (born circa 1880's) ben Nachum. I believe Nachum's
father was a Rabbi in Briceni. The Rabbi's other children include, Mordechai,
Leizer, Rose and Mary. I do not know the Yiddish names of Nachum's sisters.

Nachum eventually settled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Rabbi may have also had a niece named Sarah, who married George
HANDELMAN. They lived in New York.

If anyone is familiar with this family, please email me privately.

Thank you,

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@...
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pages of Testimony--Cannot enlarge photo #general

Valerie Fox
 

Dear Genners,

Any suggestions on how to enlarge the document found on the left side of the
information. I click "enlarge on Photo" and I all I see and can print is a
1/2" "swiggle".

I have successful enlarged and printed the Information Sheet in the past.
The information is a link to our past. I contacted another person who has
the same problem.

Could you email me privately with any suggestions as to how to correct this.

Thanks so much,

Valerie Miller Fox
GTA Ontario


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for family of Solomon LEWIS #general

John Meyers <meyersje@...>
 

I am working on a Solomon LEWIS family tree that has only recently been
handed on. There is very little to guide the reader.

However, a recent email says:

"The person Mum thinks might help you is Wiggs ( nickname obviously) Hill.She
has a daughter called Rosemary who I believe worked for the BBC". This dates
from a meeting in London in 1970's
If this email makes any sense to listers, please make direct contact with
me. My GGM Matilda Lewis was born in London in 1845 and travelled to New
Zealand where she married Henry Solomon Meyers in November 1867.

Hope someone can help, please?

John Meyers
PO Box 1497
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
meyersje@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PLONSKER Center in Israel? #general

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear friends genners:
I need to know if there are a Plonsker Center or Association in Israel, because
in Argentina there was one many years ago.

If anyone know some thing about it contact me privately at ananuta@...
Thanks for all, and it is a pleasure to be with you again.
Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@.... or
ananuta@...
Buenos Aires
Argentina


LERNER family from Briceni, Moldova #general

Shelly Crane
 

Shalom,

I am doing research for a friend whose LERNER family came >from Briceni, Moldova.
125 miles/200 kilometers NW of Chisinau

His father was Chaim LERNER (born circa 1880's) ben Nachum. I believe Nachum's
father was a Rabbi in Briceni. The Rabbi's other children include, Mordechai,
Leizer, Rose and Mary. I do not know the Yiddish names of Nachum's sisters.

Nachum eventually settled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Rabbi may have also had a niece named Sarah, who married George
HANDELMAN. They lived in New York.

If anyone is familiar with this family, please email me privately.

Thank you,

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@...
USA


Pages of Testimony--Cannot enlarge photo #general

Valerie Fox
 

Dear Genners,

Any suggestions on how to enlarge the document found on the left side of the
information. I click "enlarge on Photo" and I all I see and can print is a
1/2" "swiggle".

I have successful enlarged and printed the Information Sheet in the past.
The information is a link to our past. I contacted another person who has
the same problem.

Could you email me privately with any suggestions as to how to correct this.

Thanks so much,

Valerie Miller Fox
GTA Ontario


PLONSKER Center in Israel? #general

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear friends genners:
I need to know if there are a Plonsker Center or Association in Israel, because
in Argentina there was one many years ago.

If anyone know some thing about it contact me privately at ananuta@...
Thanks for all, and it is a pleasure to be with you again.
Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@.... or
ananuta@...
Buenos Aires
Argentina


Looking for family of Solomon LEWIS #general

John Meyers <meyersje@...>
 

I am working on a Solomon LEWIS family tree that has only recently been
handed on. There is very little to guide the reader.

However, a recent email says:

"The person Mum thinks might help you is Wiggs ( nickname obviously) Hill.She
has a daughter called Rosemary who I believe worked for the BBC". This dates
from a meeting in London in 1970's
If this email makes any sense to listers, please make direct contact with
me. My GGM Matilda Lewis was born in London in 1845 and travelled to New
Zealand where she married Henry Solomon Meyers in November 1867.

Hope someone can help, please?

John Meyers
PO Box 1497
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
meyersje@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pogroms and rape #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Jules Levin" <ameliede@...> wrote
I spent six-and-a-half weeks in Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine this
past summer and was shocked to see the numbers of locals who had the
same hair and strange cheeks as me: hair that is very straight and
very fine and very, very unlike the waves and curls of every, single,
other Jew studying at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute and cheeks with a
strange slight sinking.
1) We shouldn't discount the ability of phenotypic selection to influence
such things. If Jews, adopting the aesthetic values of their milieu,
prefer taller, paler, and straighter hair in mate selection, even if this
amounted to less than 1% per generation, in 10 generations,
400 years, there would be some affect on the appearance of [some of] the
population.
2) Given all the pressures for conversion in the community, I would
expect to see more evidence of 'Jewish' genes in the gentile community
than the opposite. I think the story of Oskar Milasz, the French poet,
cousin of Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milasz, is more typical than
gentile-sired babies in the Jewish community. Oskar's mother was the
daughter of a rabbi in a Lithuanian village. His father was a Polish
cavalry officer
in the Russian army. Riding through the village, their eyes met, he swept
her up on his horse, and rode off with her to marriage. It is possible
that she, like the Rothschild daughters married to English nobles,
privately
practiced Judaism on their estate, but their descendents are good
Catholics, no doubt.
Stephen Pinker, the psychologist had a long article in this Jewish New
Year's edition of the London Jewish Chronicle which was a wide-ranging look
at the psychology of being Jewish (very crudely as I don't have a copy to
hand).

He briefly touched on the subject of the difference between European Jews
and Gentiles - and as I recall he said that with a small amount of
intermarriage over the centuries there was very little difference between
the two groups genetically.

Maybe someone else has a copy of this recent edition and would have a look
at it for me?

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation help needed please of an article in Polish; Viewmate 8691 #general

srhlsr@...
 

I would appreciate translation, please, of an article about the town
Nemirow, written in a Polish Gazette between 1887-1902. The direct URL for the
article is

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8691

Please send responses directly to me; my e-mail address is srhlsr@...

Thank you.

Sarah Lasry
Israel


Translation help needed please of an article in Polish; Viewmate 8691 #general

srhlsr@...
 

I would appreciate translation, please, of an article about the town
Nemirow, written in a Polish Gazette between 1887-1902. The direct URL for the
article is

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8691

Please send responses directly to me; my e-mail address is srhlsr@...

Thank you.

Sarah Lasry
Israel


Re: Pogroms and rape #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Jules Levin" <ameliede@...> wrote
I spent six-and-a-half weeks in Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine this
past summer and was shocked to see the numbers of locals who had the
same hair and strange cheeks as me: hair that is very straight and
very fine and very, very unlike the waves and curls of every, single,
other Jew studying at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute and cheeks with a
strange slight sinking.
1) We shouldn't discount the ability of phenotypic selection to influence
such things. If Jews, adopting the aesthetic values of their milieu,
prefer taller, paler, and straighter hair in mate selection, even if this
amounted to less than 1% per generation, in 10 generations,
400 years, there would be some affect on the appearance of [some of] the
population.
2) Given all the pressures for conversion in the community, I would
expect to see more evidence of 'Jewish' genes in the gentile community
than the opposite. I think the story of Oskar Milasz, the French poet,
cousin of Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milasz, is more typical than
gentile-sired babies in the Jewish community. Oskar's mother was the
daughter of a rabbi in a Lithuanian village. His father was a Polish
cavalry officer
in the Russian army. Riding through the village, their eyes met, he swept
her up on his horse, and rode off with her to marriage. It is possible
that she, like the Rothschild daughters married to English nobles,
privately
practiced Judaism on their estate, but their descendents are good
Catholics, no doubt.
Stephen Pinker, the psychologist had a long article in this Jewish New
Year's edition of the London Jewish Chronicle which was a wide-ranging look
at the psychology of being Jewish (very crudely as I don't have a copy to
hand).

He briefly touched on the subject of the difference between European Jews
and Gentiles - and as I recall he said that with a small amount of
intermarriage over the centuries there was very little difference between
the two groups genetically.

Maybe someone else has a copy of this recent edition and would have a look
at it for me?

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre David Pinski, Yiddish playwright and novelist #yiddish

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I would like to announce that I have put online a small exhibition about
David Pinski, one of the world's foremost Yiddish playwrights and novelists.
Included is a short biography of his life and work and two group
photographs, one in which he is seated next to Albert Einstein at the
Histadrut Third Seder in New York City in 1934. As a reminder, there is also
a page that I have previously published on my site that features the
translation of a prose poem written by David Pinski for the "American
Mercury" magazine in 1943 regarding the plight of the Jews in Europe.
The new exhibition, "Lives in the Yiddish Theatre: David Pinski" can be
found at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/y-lyt-pinski.htm . There is also a
link to the prose poem on that page.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


David Pinski, Yiddish playwright and novelist #yiddish

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I would like to announce that I have put online a small exhibition about
David Pinski, one of the world's foremost Yiddish playwrights and novelists.
Included is a short biography of his life and work and two group
photographs, one in which he is seated next to Albert Einstein at the
Histadrut Third Seder in New York City in 1934. As a reminder, there is also
a page that I have previously published on my site that features the
translation of a prose poem written by David Pinski for the "American
Mercury" magazine in 1943 regarding the plight of the Jews in Europe.
The new exhibition, "Lives in the Yiddish Theatre: David Pinski" can be
found at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/y-lyt-pinski.htm . There is also a
link to the prose poem on that page.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Lenin Belarus Yizkoc Book and Cemetery Projects #belarus

sanfordkap@...
 

Lenin Belarus Yizkor Book and Cemetery Projects

LENIN YIZKOR BOOK PROJECT
I am kicking off a campaign to raise money to translate the remainder of the
Lenin, Belarus Yizkor Book. To date we have put on line under the auspices
of JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project English translations of the Hebrew and
Yiddish Tables of Contents as well as 4 articles, photos and their captions, and
the community register, a listing of those lost in the Holocaust. This work
has been done by volunteers. If you would like to see this work, go to the
following URL; http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html .
If you are fluent (native) in Hebrew or Yiddish, have good English and MSWord
skills and would like to donate translation of one or more articles please
email me.
However if we are to get the remaining 225 pages translated in a timely
fashion we will need to hire professional translators through the Yizkor Book
Project. The total estimated cost is $8514. To get the project in motion I have
donated $500.00. If you would like to participate with a donation, the
procedure will be as follows:
If you would like to donate to this project and would like to have specific
articles translated, email me privately and I will send you by attachment a
schedule listing the articles in the Tables of Contents together with their
page locations as well as the number of pages to be translated and the cost of
translation for each article. Depending on the size of the article the costs start
at $20.00. You can then list the articles you would like to have translated,
total the cost and using the donation form linked to the Lenin URL above make
the donation of at least that amount of money to the JewishGen Yizkor Book
project. BE SURE YOU CLICK THE LENIN DONATION BUTTON TO ENSURE THAT THE MONEY
GETS ALLOCATED TO THE LENIN YB PROJECT. The Yizkor Book Project form states
that donations are tax deductible for American and Canadian citizens.
Once you have made your donation, email me with the amount of your donation
and the list of articles you want translated. Any money donated above the
amount to cover your articles will be used to translate any remaining articles.
We will translate articles in the order that donations are received. We may
accumulate articles to be translated to make it worthwhile for the translator.

LENIN CEMETERY TOMBSTONE TRANSLATION PROJECT

During the Belarus SIG meeting at the IAJGS conference in August it
was announced that a Lenin Belarus cemetery project was being started. This
project will photograph and translate 431 legible tombstones and wooden grave
markers and put the information on line. Some of these tombstones and markers
may be quite old and may yield significant information.
The initial proposals for four cemeteries were posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?
so that funds could be raised. These projects are for the cemeteries
in Lenin, Novogrudok, Oshmyany, and Volozhin.
Read about the individual Lenin project by clicking on Belarus Cemetery-Lenin
where the scope of the project is described and the budget details are provided.
$1457 is needed for the Lenin cemetery project. This total must first be
raised for the project to move forward. To get the fundraising started I have
donated $200.00 (tax deductible). They need only $1257 more to unlock this
treasure trove!!
Please read the description of the Lenin Project and then contribute at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1.
The Cemetery Project and the Yizkor Book Project will extend our knowledge of
our roots

If you have any questions please email me.

Sanford Kaplan, Lenin Yizkor Book Coordinator
sanfordkap@...
Newton, MA USA
Researching KOLPANITSKY, GOLUB, TEMKIN, KUSHNET, SLUTSKY in Lenin, Lachva,=20
Slutsk, Belarus. KLETSKY, GOLD, YABLONSKY in Bialystok, Minsk, Kletsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lenin Belarus Yizkoc Book and Cemetery Projects #belarus

sanfordkap@...
 

Lenin Belarus Yizkor Book and Cemetery Projects

LENIN YIZKOR BOOK PROJECT
I am kicking off a campaign to raise money to translate the remainder of the
Lenin, Belarus Yizkor Book. To date we have put on line under the auspices
of JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project English translations of the Hebrew and
Yiddish Tables of Contents as well as 4 articles, photos and their captions, and
the community register, a listing of those lost in the Holocaust. This work
has been done by volunteers. If you would like to see this work, go to the
following URL; http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html .
If you are fluent (native) in Hebrew or Yiddish, have good English and MSWord
skills and would like to donate translation of one or more articles please
email me.
However if we are to get the remaining 225 pages translated in a timely
fashion we will need to hire professional translators through the Yizkor Book
Project. The total estimated cost is $8514. To get the project in motion I have
donated $500.00. If you would like to participate with a donation, the
procedure will be as follows:
If you would like to donate to this project and would like to have specific
articles translated, email me privately and I will send you by attachment a
schedule listing the articles in the Tables of Contents together with their
page locations as well as the number of pages to be translated and the cost of
translation for each article. Depending on the size of the article the costs start
at $20.00. You can then list the articles you would like to have translated,
total the cost and using the donation form linked to the Lenin URL above make
the donation of at least that amount of money to the JewishGen Yizkor Book
project. BE SURE YOU CLICK THE LENIN DONATION BUTTON TO ENSURE THAT THE MONEY
GETS ALLOCATED TO THE LENIN YB PROJECT. The Yizkor Book Project form states
that donations are tax deductible for American and Canadian citizens.
Once you have made your donation, email me with the amount of your donation
and the list of articles you want translated. Any money donated above the
amount to cover your articles will be used to translate any remaining articles.
We will translate articles in the order that donations are received. We may
accumulate articles to be translated to make it worthwhile for the translator.

LENIN CEMETERY TOMBSTONE TRANSLATION PROJECT

During the Belarus SIG meeting at the IAJGS conference in August it
was announced that a Lenin Belarus cemetery project was being started. This
project will photograph and translate 431 legible tombstones and wooden grave
markers and put the information on line. Some of these tombstones and markers
may be quite old and may yield significant information.
The initial proposals for four cemeteries were posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?
so that funds could be raised. These projects are for the cemeteries
in Lenin, Novogrudok, Oshmyany, and Volozhin.
Read about the individual Lenin project by clicking on Belarus Cemetery-Lenin
where the scope of the project is described and the budget details are provided.
$1457 is needed for the Lenin cemetery project. This total must first be
raised for the project to move forward. To get the fundraising started I have
donated $200.00 (tax deductible). They need only $1257 more to unlock this
treasure trove!!
Please read the description of the Lenin Project and then contribute at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1.
The Cemetery Project and the Yizkor Book Project will extend our knowledge of
our roots

If you have any questions please email me.

Sanford Kaplan, Lenin Yizkor Book Coordinator
sanfordkap@...
Newton, MA USA
Researching KOLPANITSKY, GOLUB, TEMKIN, KUSHNET, SLUTSKY in Lenin, Lachva,=20
Slutsk, Belarus. KLETSKY, GOLD, YABLONSKY in Bialystok, Minsk, Kletsk


Re: LAMM Family from Germany to Cincinnati to Baltimore #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

Linda,
You mention having found your family in the census, but have you
tried city directories? These were published every year, like phone
books, so have the advantage of showing people between the censuses.
I have been to the public library in Cincinnati and browsed the city
directories. I don't know if they provide services to people out of
the area, but I would contact them and see if they can check the
directories for you after 1860 and send you copies of pages.

Another avenue I would try is farther west and down the river. People
moved a lot for business reasons in those days, pursuing opportunity.
Cities that were linked by easy transportation that had sizeable
Jewish communities: Memphis (especially after it was captured by the
Union early in the war), Louisville KY, Evansville IN, New Orleans
(later in the war), St. Louis. Since the emigration patterns were
generally to the west at that time, I'd probably start looking in
those directions before I'd try back east. You might also try
Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Detroit, Indianapolis if other places don't pan out.

Mainly what you should look for is city directories after 1860. You
should first go to the web site of the USGENWEB project
(http://www.usgenweb.org), which is organized by state and then by
county. The county page for Hamilton County, Ohio, for example,
should have links to the libraries, archives, etc. Contact the
library to see if they can do a lookup in the city directories for
you. If the LAMMs appear to have left Cincinnati, then I would
contact other libraries in other cities and see if you can find them
in a city directory somewhere else (start at 1861 and check at least to 1870).

Another resource:
American Jewish Archive at Hebrew Union College has a listing for a
LAMM Family genealogy (online catalog:
http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/catalog/index.html)

I would also check the cemeteries in Cincinnati--Leon would have been
getting old by 1860--maybe he didn't make it to the 1870 census.

Good luck--they're out there somewhere. I'm guessing they just didn't
stay in Cincinnati.

Rachel Unkefer Central Virginia <runkefer@...>

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 "Linda Shefler" <linsilv@...> wrote: [snip]

I'm totally stumped as to how to proceed; I don't understand how so many
people can just disappear! I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.


Early American SIG #USA Re: LAMM Family from Germany to Cincinnati to Baltimore #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

Linda,
You mention having found your family in the census, but have you
tried city directories? These were published every year, like phone
books, so have the advantage of showing people between the censuses.
I have been to the public library in Cincinnati and browsed the city
directories. I don't know if they provide services to people out of
the area, but I would contact them and see if they can check the
directories for you after 1860 and send you copies of pages.

Another avenue I would try is farther west and down the river. People
moved a lot for business reasons in those days, pursuing opportunity.
Cities that were linked by easy transportation that had sizeable
Jewish communities: Memphis (especially after it was captured by the
Union early in the war), Louisville KY, Evansville IN, New Orleans
(later in the war), St. Louis. Since the emigration patterns were
generally to the west at that time, I'd probably start looking in
those directions before I'd try back east. You might also try
Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Detroit, Indianapolis if other places don't pan out.

Mainly what you should look for is city directories after 1860. You
should first go to the web site of the USGENWEB project
(http://www.usgenweb.org), which is organized by state and then by
county. The county page for Hamilton County, Ohio, for example,
should have links to the libraries, archives, etc. Contact the
library to see if they can do a lookup in the city directories for
you. If the LAMMs appear to have left Cincinnati, then I would
contact other libraries in other cities and see if you can find them
in a city directory somewhere else (start at 1861 and check at least to 1870).

Another resource:
American Jewish Archive at Hebrew Union College has a listing for a
LAMM Family genealogy (online catalog:
http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/catalog/index.html)

I would also check the cemeteries in Cincinnati--Leon would have been
getting old by 1860--maybe he didn't make it to the 1870 census.

Good luck--they're out there somewhere. I'm guessing they just didn't
stay in Cincinnati.

Rachel Unkefer Central Virginia <runkefer@...>

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 "Linda Shefler" <linsilv@...> wrote: [snip]

I'm totally stumped as to how to proceed; I don't understand how so many
people can just disappear! I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.