Viewmate translation request #translation #yiddish

Michael Herzlich

I've posted a picture card with Yiddish on the back for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

The inscription looks to be Yiddish.  I can make out in Latin leters what looks like the date of Feb 18, 1948 and Ulm which was the site of a DP camp in Germany. 

The picture of a child is on the front and can be viewed at

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER

ViewMate - Russian to English (marriage records) #translation

charles goldenzon

Trying to locate graves for BERNSTEIN couple in London #names

Daniel Gleek

Can anyone please help me find the resting place for:
Nathan BERNSTEIN b 1840 Russia - d 15.12.1890 in Whitechapel
Sarah BERNSTEIN nee Kaufman b 1831 Russia - d 1881 in London (approx. years)
I’ve had no luck with the Federation, United or Trees on Ancestry.
Also the website address I have for the Western just hangs for me. I have
Can anyone advise what the correct site is to search, or what I am doing wrong?
Thank you,
Daniel GLEEK in London


Daniel GLEEK in London
Searching for: GLEEK/GLICK (Beisagola, Lithuania), ISOWITSKY/KUPCHIK (Dotchener, Poltava & Vorontzowka),
GLIKMAN/GLUCKMAN, WEITZENSANG & LIDRAL/LEDDA (Warsaw,Poland), MARCUS (Varniai, Lithuania) etc.

Re: News from GenAmi, France #france

Sam <yo_sam2077@...>

I heartily endorse DeepL as a translation app. I use it for both my EN-FR and EN-GER email correspondence.

ViewMate translation request -- Yiddish #yiddish


I've posted a vital record in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much. I'd also like information on who the sender and recipient were.
Alana Lipkin

Re: MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania

Valentin Lupu

I believe you are right. Probably your Maimon family was originally from Radauti-Prut, a small town in the Dorohoi district. The large Radauti (Bukovina) town became  Romanian only after WWI. The Dorohoi Yizkor book mentions an "old" Maimon family from Radauti-Prut. There are also  a couple of testimonies at Yad VaShem regarding people of Maimon family from Radauti-Prut.

Valentin Lupu

Re: MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania

Yossi Yagur

Regarding Radautz / Radauti in Bucovina:

The surname MAIMON / MEIMON does not appear on cemetery headstones, but there are few such entries in the BMD records, to be found in in index prepared by Martina and Edgar Houster, see

Of course, Radautz-am-Prut / Radauti-Prut is a different place, for which I have no information.

Yossi Yagur


Re: BAUMAN from Kutno district #poland

Richard Goldman

I have an index to all volumes of the Kutno BOOK OF RESIDENTS (BOR).  I could not find any direct reference to BAUMAN or anything similar, but did see  a notation which I can't interpret:  On a detailed listing for my GOLDMAN ancestors in Kutno that our researcher sent to me, in Volume III-77-81 there is a listing for Goldman, Chaja nee' Hodys b. 1870 with this cryptic notation where they usually indicate a son of or daughter of someone else in the BOR.  It says "1. Bauman 2. Kiersztajn, 2nd w/o".  Tracing that particular family unit, it seems she was married to Uszer GOLDMAN b. 1868 and the son of Matys Ajzyk GODMAN. This doesn't tell you that much about a BAUMAN family other than someone with that name or who married a person with that name, was in Kutno.  It does not seem that any BAUMAN was a head of a household and listed in the BOR which covered a long period.  Volume III, for example dates from 1872 and was last updated in July, 1931.

Dick Goldman
Boynton Beach, FL

searching: SPITZ #hungary #rabbinic


Searching for information, relatives, re: Rabbi Jacob Spitz, born 1822 or 1815 or 1809 in Bekescsaba,Bekes,Hungary or Mezokeresztes, Borsod, Hungary and died 05 Mar 1893 in Chicago, Illinois.  May have immigrated 05 Jul 1872.  Lived in Louisville for a while. Married to Rachel (Rosalia, Rozi) Ungerleider born 1821 or 1825 in Csaba, Borsod, Hungary and died 13 Apr 1861 in Hungary.  They had children Celia Leni, Moritz, Louis, Marton, Josef, Zanok, Wolf, Samuel, Benjamin, Hani and Louise all born in Hungary between 1845 and 1860 and most likely immigrated to US.
Thank you.
[Unsigned from sykdad@.... ]

Lvov Ghetto Database #lodz #announcements #holocaust


The USHMM has linked digitized documents to the 10,513 name records in this existing Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV) collection:  Lvov Ghetto Database, (  The documents are available for requests.
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

Visas issued overseas (Riga, Latvia) in 1926 #latvia


The post about Lodz passport correspondence reminded me of a question I have about visas issued overseas.

My grandparents, with their infant son, went back to Russia from the U.S. sometime in 1925.  They probably stayed with my grandfather's parents in Shklov, Mogilev province in what is today Belarus.  But the political environment was not what they had hoped it would be, and they decided to return to the U.S.  A passenger manifest shows that they traveled from Rotterdam to New York aboard the SS Volendam, arriving on Dec. 4, 1926.  The manifest also indicates that visas were issued for them in Riga, Latvia on Oct. 1, 1926.  

What agency would have issued those visas?  Neither of my grandparents was a U.S. citizen at that point, although my uncle (the infant son) certainly was, having been born in NYC.  Would copies of the visas be available somewhere?  A recent Genealogy Index Search Request that I submitted to the USCIS yielded no information on my grandfather that I didn't already have.


Ellen Morosoff Pemrick

Re: MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania

Peninah Zilberman

Dear Carola Murray-Seegert,


The info. you read in J.G. documents are as per

that period they were registered.

However, all are the same location.

If you check in today info. you get the info. below.

This situation has occurred due to the fact that the

Regions have been renamed, either during the

Communist Regime or after the 1989 Revolution.


Rădăuți is a city in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania.

It is situated in the historical region of Bukovina.

Rădăuți is the third largest urban settlement in the county,

with a population of 23,822 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.



I trust that now the location is better identified for you in order to continue your research.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays.


LOGO tarbut 2015-EMAIL

Peninah Zilberman

Happy Passover & Happy Easter

Blessings of Good Health

Canada 1-416-781-0330

Romania + 40-74-414-5351

Israel 972-54-228-8141



(US) USHMM Days of Remembrance - Yom Hashoah #announcements #events #holocaust #usa

Jan Meisels Allen

The other day when I posted about commemoration services for Yom Hashoah,  I mentioned that there was nothing on the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) website that would be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. That has changed.


On April 21, 2020 at 11 AM ET The USHMM is having a virtual commemoration to reaffirm their commitment to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.  It will take place on the Museum’s Facebook Live channel. You do not need a Facebook account to participate. You will receive an email shortly before our programming begins on April 21, at 11 a.m. ET, reminding you to watch.



Join from your home: see:


There are several videos and audios that can be accessed:


“memory is What Shapes us”Memory is what Teaches Us”


Live Digital Program: Resilience after Liberaton  April 14, 9:30 AM ET


Survival Amid the Chaos: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising A Survivor’s experience 77 years ago  Listen


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: BAUMAN from Kutno district #poland


Hi Michael

Thanks for telling me about I've never heard of it before.

I had already found a few UK documents and censuses for my grandfather in the UK (I'm subscribed to Ancestry). Israel (Gerald) was my father but he knew almost nothing about his father's life and family in Poland. It's the Polish records that I can't find for him or any other members of his family. I had hoped to find his grave on Findagrave or Billiongraves because that would tell me his and his father's Hebrew names which might give a clue to the names they used in Poland. But it is not listed (yet). Do you know of any other documents where I might be able to get this sort of information?

Many thanks

Lesley Fenton

Gers, France (born London)

moderated Re: JewishGen Independent Study Course #JewishGenUpdates


Hi Joan,

Great info! I noticed you are searching for family with the names Rubin and Katz. I have family with those names from Pruzhany and was hoping to connect with you. My email is harrisonbeiser@.... Thanks.

Harrison Beiser

Lodz Passport Correspondence #holocaust #announcements


USHMM has added a new collection, Reservations regarding the issue of foreign passports, 1936-37, to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database (HSV).  The collection contains a list of cases and correspondence regarding individuals who applied for foreign passports from the Office of the District Starosta in Lodz.  Some cases include photographs.  Go to
Petre Lande
Washington, D.C.

Re: Nazis in Belarus WAS: Einsatzgruppen in Belarus #belarus

Jx. Gx.

The lead Nazi responsible for the murder of Jews in Slutsk was an Estorian named Mikhail Gorshkow.  You can look him up online.

Jeffrey Gee

Searching Slutsk pre-WWII: EPSTEIN, Abraham, Shulieh Devorah (Celia), and Phillip (Rafoel, "Alter").  

Re: Viewmate translation request - result #germany

Michael Herzlich

Thanks in particular to David Lewin I am just beginning to understand what I have.  The photo I submitted was taken at a DP camp in Ulm Germany just before emigration to Palestine (Haifa) in November 1947.  The family was Elazar (Lazer), Luba and Bern'le (Boris) Shapira (Shapiro).  Now I see that I have more than a dozen such photos with Yiddish inscriptions on the back and some without any inscription I will need to follow up on.  Also many group photos that appear to be taken in the camp. 
Michael Herzlich. Delray Beach, Florida USA
Original Post
Viewmate translation request #translation #yiddish
From: Michael Herzlich
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 21:18:21 EDT


I've posted a the image from the back of a photo card in Hebrew (maybe Yiddish) for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

From the photo collection of Miriam Magilner.  One of several, some dating back to the 1030's, but I'm submitting this one to get an idea of what I have.  This is the back of a photo card of a couple holding a child.  Does the message have any indication of who the family is?  Does the stamp/marking on the card indicate origin?

Re: Surnames and patronymics in Germany #germany #names

Jonathan Rose

It is possible & probably that it was patronymic, particularly since Gottlieb was a common first name. But you cannot be absolutely certain. Mainz was on the left bank of the Rhine, which was under French control from the 1790s until 1815. Thus Jews living in Mainz were subject to the 1808 Napoleonic Name Adoption edit which you can find on line (Imperial Decree, Bayonne, 20 July, 1808). Samuel Gottlieb & Sarah are most likely pre-1808 names. I think it they were not, the record would have said Sarah geboren her maiden name. But some Jews, like my ancestors in Speyer, also under French control, had surnames before 1808. My third great grandfather & his son did, but they adopted different first names & surnames in 1808. This may have been done  for patriotic reasons - he named his son Napoleon. But if I had to choose, Moises was born about 1771 & Samuel & Sarah may have died before 1808. You can find the Mainz Name Adoptions on   where you will see that Moises pre 1808 name was Moises Gottlieb & that he likely had a son named Gottlieb Samuel who became Gottlieb Samuel Pfan.
       Jonathan Rose

Re: Surnames and patronymics in Germany #germany #names


Dear Peter,

Here's a thought:
I was struck by the fact that the first witness's name was Gottlieb, same as the father's "surname."  This, and knowing that deaths were often reported by family members, I was suspicious of the similarity of the surnames Mann vs. Pfann.  I looked up this original death document on, and confirmed that there was a transcription error, that the witness's name was actually Gottlieb Pfann.

I suspect that the witness was either an older brother or cousin of Moises, named after the grandfather, giving further credence to the theory that Gottlieb is a patronymic.

Hope this helps!

Joan Zeller
Pittsford, New York, USA

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