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Austria-Czech: Group of historians in Czech Republic seeks to return Nazi-confiscated art to owners: #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

Hello SIG members,

The Prague Post has an article about a group of
historians in Czech Republic that is working on a
massive project to trace the owners of works of art
that were confiscated by the Nazis which may be of
interest to list members.

The article can be read by following this link:

http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2005/Art/1208/news1.php

Lisa Feder,
Chicago Area, IL
www.chaiworks.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austria-Czech: Group of historians in Czech Republic seeks to return Nazi-confiscated art to owners: #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

Hello SIG members,

The Prague Post has an article about a group of
historians in Czech Republic that is working on a
massive project to trace the owners of works of art
that were confiscated by the Nazis which may be of
interest to list members.

The article can be read by following this link:

http://www.praguepost.com/P03/2005/Art/1208/news1.php

Lisa Feder,
Chicago Area, IL
www.chaiworks.org


Re: SQUARENINA - Hebrew typesetter in Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Tomer Brunner writes: My g-g-g-g-grandfather, Michael
SQUARENINA (1774-1870), born and buried in Nadasch,
was a Hebrew typesetter, and worked for the famous
printer Anton Edler von SCHMID in Pressburg
(Bratislava, Slovakia) and in Vienna. Tomer then asks
where he might find books typeset by Michael and
published by Anton SCHMID.

Just to start with go to:

http://copac.ac.uk/wzgw?f=f&form=A%2FT&id=5047141

enter *Anton Schmid* into the Publisher slot and
*Hebrew* into the language slot. Library slot search
- all.

You will find 24 volumes in UK university libraries
and that some of them were published in Pressburg in
the right period.

Also if you enter *Schmid Publisher Judaica* into the
"best-known search engine" [see footnote], you will
find a number of books for sale - one or two are
priced at under 100 dollars - which is cheaper than
flying to the UK to see them.

Tomer will just have to convince himself that his
g-g-g-g- grandfather was the typesetter, if the date
of publication fits. Hardworking typesetters are
generally not listed by name.

I am sure other libraries throughout the world will
hold such volumes too - I have not done an exhaustive
search.

I will have more to say about Edler von SCHMID [who
was not Jewish] and Hebrew manuscripts in a subsequent
posting.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: "Best-known search engine" - not listed by
name because of prevailing Jewishgen rules on
commercial sites.

MODERATOR NOTE: The website Celia quotes can also be found via:
www.tinyurl.com/99hwa


Re: Jewish named towns #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Ben Forman" wrote

I'm not sure this is relevant exactly to this discusion, but it is on the
topic of towns being named after the arrival of Jews to it. Some of my German/
Polish ancestors came >from a village near Posen called Zavadi, I had assumed
that this is what it was always called, but reading this thread it made me
wonder is Jews could have named the village, similarly to how I've read
Sefad/Svat was named by Sefardic arrivals/founders, could a village in
Poland/Germany be named similarly for the same reason? >>

Close, Ben.

Zavod as in fabrication or manufacturing came to some Slavic nations in a
bit later stage than it occured in the western Europe during the industrial
revolution.

If you follow manufacturing industry in Poland, even in the late 20ies of
the interwar period, it appears that the main occupation was the milling and
alcohol distillation. There was also a forestry business, but seems to me
that this was mainly to get a lumber out of the woods for shacks
construction to house another profitable alcohol distillery operation.

Zavod or zavada was actually a dam, which occured in the natural form (most
probably built by the beavers), or artificially made by the people over the
streams. Then next to the dam a water mill was installed to grind a grain
and to get yet another alcohol distillery going on.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: SQUARENINA - Hebrew typesetter in Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Tomer Brunner writes: My g-g-g-g-grandfather, Michael
SQUARENINA (1774-1870), born and buried in Nadasch,
was a Hebrew typesetter, and worked for the famous
printer Anton Edler von SCHMID in Pressburg
(Bratislava, Slovakia) and in Vienna. Tomer then asks
where he might find books typeset by Michael and
published by Anton SCHMID.

Just to start with go to:

http://copac.ac.uk/wzgw?f=f&form=A%2FT&id=5047141

enter *Anton Schmid* into the Publisher slot and
*Hebrew* into the language slot. Library slot search
- all.

You will find 24 volumes in UK university libraries
and that some of them were published in Pressburg in
the right period.

Also if you enter *Schmid Publisher Judaica* into the
"best-known search engine" [see footnote], you will
find a number of books for sale - one or two are
priced at under 100 dollars - which is cheaper than
flying to the UK to see them.

Tomer will just have to convince himself that his
g-g-g-g- grandfather was the typesetter, if the date
of publication fits. Hardworking typesetters are
generally not listed by name.

I am sure other libraries throughout the world will
hold such volumes too - I have not done an exhaustive
search.

I will have more to say about Edler von SCHMID [who
was not Jewish] and Hebrew manuscripts in a subsequent
posting.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: "Best-known search engine" - not listed by
name because of prevailing Jewishgen rules on
commercial sites.

MODERATOR NOTE: The website Celia quotes can also be found via:
www.tinyurl.com/99hwa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish named towns #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Ben Forman" wrote

I'm not sure this is relevant exactly to this discusion, but it is on the
topic of towns being named after the arrival of Jews to it. Some of my German/
Polish ancestors came >from a village near Posen called Zavadi, I had assumed
that this is what it was always called, but reading this thread it made me
wonder is Jews could have named the village, similarly to how I've read
Sefad/Svat was named by Sefardic arrivals/founders, could a village in
Poland/Germany be named similarly for the same reason? >>

Close, Ben.

Zavod as in fabrication or manufacturing came to some Slavic nations in a
bit later stage than it occured in the western Europe during the industrial
revolution.

If you follow manufacturing industry in Poland, even in the late 20ies of
the interwar period, it appears that the main occupation was the milling and
alcohol distillation. There was also a forestry business, but seems to me
that this was mainly to get a lumber out of the woods for shacks
construction to house another profitable alcohol distillery operation.

Zavod or zavada was actually a dam, which occured in the natural form (most
probably built by the beavers), or artificially made by the people over the
streams. Then next to the dam a water mill was installed to grind a grain
and to get yet another alcohol distillery going on.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


News for Chanukah - AISENSCHARF FOUND #ukraine

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

The Search & Unite Team
People searchers
wherever they have scattered
and property claims in the CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel: +44 208 446 0404 FAX +44 208 445 8732
E-mail: davidlewin@btinternet.com Web Page:=20
<http://remember.org/unite>http://remember.org/unite
David Lewin, 156 Totteridge Lane, London N20 8JJ =96 England



It is with great joy that I am writing to you today to tell you that we=20
have FOUND the family of David AISENSCHARF

Out of the blue I received an email this morning >from his surviving family,=
=20
who managed to escape to South America!

The Joy is even greater because it means much more than a mere additional=20
entry into the Gedenkbuch - Book of Memorial - Yizkor Book for the Jews of=
=20
Dresden.

David AISENSCHARF's family wrote that for years they had tried to locate=20
the twins siblings of David.

We had found those twins about a year ago - in a search at that time=20
totally unconnected to the Aisenscharf family.

Today we will be able to reunite the twins with their living family in=20
South America, of whom they know nothing.

This was a difficult search. I made myself somewhat unpopular in Kerch in=
=20
March 2004, when I would not leave this be. Today, out of the blue, the=20
answer came....

Thank you for the part you have played in this search and for the help=20
which you have given.

May I wish you a happy Chanukah, and a healthy 2006 to come

David Lewin



-------
Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so=
=20
many years since World War II, may still exist "out there". We also assist=
=20
in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic. See our=
=20
Web page at http://remember.org/unite/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine News for Chanukah - AISENSCHARF FOUND #ukraine

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

The Search & Unite Team
People searchers
wherever they have scattered
and property claims in the CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel: +44 208 446 0404 FAX +44 208 445 8732
E-mail: davidlewin@btinternet.com Web Page:=20
<http://remember.org/unite>http://remember.org/unite
David Lewin, 156 Totteridge Lane, London N20 8JJ =96 England



It is with great joy that I am writing to you today to tell you that we=20
have FOUND the family of David AISENSCHARF

Out of the blue I received an email this morning >from his surviving family,=
=20
who managed to escape to South America!

The Joy is even greater because it means much more than a mere additional=20
entry into the Gedenkbuch - Book of Memorial - Yizkor Book for the Jews of=
=20
Dresden.

David AISENSCHARF's family wrote that for years they had tried to locate=20
the twins siblings of David.

We had found those twins about a year ago - in a search at that time=20
totally unconnected to the Aisenscharf family.

Today we will be able to reunite the twins with their living family in=20
South America, of whom they know nothing.

This was a difficult search. I made myself somewhat unpopular in Kerch in=
=20
March 2004, when I would not leave this be. Today, out of the blue, the=20
answer came....

Thank you for the part you have played in this search and for the help=20
which you have given.

May I wish you a happy Chanukah, and a healthy 2006 to come

David Lewin



-------
Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so=
=20
many years since World War II, may still exist "out there". We also assist=
=20
in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic. See our=
=20
Web page at http://remember.org/unite/


Origin of Ukrainian Jews #ukraine

Avi.K. <israeli@...>
 

I may not know about the origin of the Ukrainian Jews (as my maternal
grandmother was) but since quite often converts to Judaism >from the Khazar
Empire have been mentioned by people in this discussion group, I was
wondering if anyone was aware of the fact that in today's Afghanistan there
is an ethnic group of people living who are called Khazara (name similarity
is UNCANNY!)-people with "Asian"/Mongolian features & am wondering if there
is any information know to anybody about it or available somewhere about a
possible link between the two ethnicities.

Also, only one recommended websites (out of quite a few others, I'm sure)
that I found well put together is: www.khazaria.com (about the Khazari Jews
in Hebrew: KuzzaRI).

Avishalom (Avi) Klammer
from Bat-Yam, Israel to Oakland, CA
with Levitt family roots in Ukraine, Moldavia/Bessarabia & Klammer family
possibly Austria (Austo-Hungary?!?)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Origin of Ukrainian Jews #ukraine

Avi.K. <israeli@...>
 

I may not know about the origin of the Ukrainian Jews (as my maternal
grandmother was) but since quite often converts to Judaism >from the Khazar
Empire have been mentioned by people in this discussion group, I was
wondering if anyone was aware of the fact that in today's Afghanistan there
is an ethnic group of people living who are called Khazara (name similarity
is UNCANNY!)-people with "Asian"/Mongolian features & am wondering if there
is any information know to anybody about it or available somewhere about a
possible link between the two ethnicities.

Also, only one recommended websites (out of quite a few others, I'm sure)
that I found well put together is: www.khazaria.com (about the Khazari Jews
in Hebrew: KuzzaRI).

Avishalom (Avi) Klammer
from Bat-Yam, Israel to Oakland, CA
with Levitt family roots in Ukraine, Moldavia/Bessarabia & Klammer family
possibly Austria (Austo-Hungary?!?)


Rabbi Mordechai NUROCK #rabbinic

Menachem Butler <menachembutler@...>
 

Rav-SIG'ers:

I am looking for any information about descendants of Rabbi
Mordechai NUROCK, the former Member of the Israeli Knesset, who
might be living in Israel or worldwide.

Thank you very much,
Menachem

Menachem Butler


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Mordechai NUROCK #rabbinic

Menachem Butler <menachembutler@...>
 

Rav-SIG'ers:

I am looking for any information about descendants of Rabbi
Mordechai NUROCK, the former Member of the Israeli Knesset, who
might be living in Israel or worldwide.

Thank you very much,
Menachem

Menachem Butler


Re: Slobodka Yeshiva Pictures #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <SKatz@...>
 

On 2005.12.06, Todd Brody <tbrody10@yahoo.com> asked:

I.. am looking for the annual pictures >from the Slobodka Yeshiva
where my grandfather and greatuncle attended. The years that I am
looking for are the mid to late 20s through the move to Hebron. YIVO
has the 1922 and 1937 photos. But if you know of sources for any of
the other photographs, I would be greatly appreciative.
On 2005.12.13, Leslie Reich <lreich@tiscali.co.uk> responded:

In 2002 Feldheim in Jerusalem published the Hebrew book "Hamashgiach
R' Meir" a biography of R' Meir Chadash, the Mashgiach of the Chevron
Yeshivah, written by his daughter Rebbetsen Shulamit EZRACHI.

In effect this work is a history of Slabodka/Chevron which includes
many photographs of the desired era.
I am in the middle of reading the referenced book; in fact, I am up
to the page that has the 1922 picture. There are many pictures of
individual students as well. So far, I have not noticed other
pictures of the whole Yeshiva.

Shlomo Katz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Slobodka Yeshiva Pictures #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <SKatz@...>
 

On 2005.12.06, Todd Brody <tbrody10@yahoo.com> asked:

I.. am looking for the annual pictures >from the Slobodka Yeshiva
where my grandfather and greatuncle attended. The years that I am
looking for are the mid to late 20s through the move to Hebron. YIVO
has the 1922 and 1937 photos. But if you know of sources for any of
the other photographs, I would be greatly appreciative.
On 2005.12.13, Leslie Reich <lreich@tiscali.co.uk> responded:

In 2002 Feldheim in Jerusalem published the Hebrew book "Hamashgiach
R' Meir" a biography of R' Meir Chadash, the Mashgiach of the Chevron
Yeshivah, written by his daughter Rebbetsen Shulamit EZRACHI.

In effect this work is a history of Slabodka/Chevron which includes
many photographs of the desired era.
I am in the middle of reading the referenced book; in fact, I am up
to the page that has the 1922 picture. There are many pictures of
individual students as well. So far, I have not noticed other
pictures of the whole Yeshiva.

Shlomo Katz


Soviet GULAG #ukraine

Barry Shay
 

Professor Latkovski, who has a special interest in the Latagale region of
Latvia, has been researching the Soviet GULAG for many years and has asked
me to post this message. Please respond to Professor Latkovski privately
either by email or regular mail as indicated in his message.

Thanks for your help.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


The Soviet GULAG

Professor Leonard Latkovski, Chair, Department of History and Political
Science, Hood College is doing research on the Soviet GULAG and has
written about the 1953 revolts in the Gulag at
the Norilsk and Vorkuta camps. He is currently researching all aspects of
life in the camps and is particularly interested in documenting the
conditions of the camps and telling the stories of those who were in these
slave labor camps. Dr. Latkovski would appreciate hearing >from readers who
may have information about relatives or others who were sent to any of the
Gulag camps. He can be contacted by e-mail at latkovski@hood.edu or at the
following address:

Professor Leonard Latkovski
Chair, Department of History and Political Science
Hood College
Frederick, MD 21701.


PUSHKANTSER #ukraine

Art Poskanzer <AMPoskanzer@...>
 

Some of my PUSHKANTSER family migrated >from Lithuania to the Ukraine
before 1895. I hired the Ukrainian Center of Genealogical Research to
search for records. They looked at marriage and death records up to
about 1920 but found nothing. I have since located relatives who left
Kiev in the last 30 years, but I was wondering if there are any still
living in Kiev. Is there a Kiev phonebook which could be searched for
PUSHKANTSER?

Art Poskanzer
Berkeley, CA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Soviet GULAG #ukraine

Barry Shay
 

Professor Latkovski, who has a special interest in the Latagale region of
Latvia, has been researching the Soviet GULAG for many years and has asked
me to post this message. Please respond to Professor Latkovski privately
either by email or regular mail as indicated in his message.

Thanks for your help.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


The Soviet GULAG

Professor Leonard Latkovski, Chair, Department of History and Political
Science, Hood College is doing research on the Soviet GULAG and has
written about the 1953 revolts in the Gulag at
the Norilsk and Vorkuta camps. He is currently researching all aspects of
life in the camps and is particularly interested in documenting the
conditions of the camps and telling the stories of those who were in these
slave labor camps. Dr. Latkovski would appreciate hearing >from readers who
may have information about relatives or others who were sent to any of the
Gulag camps. He can be contacted by e-mail at latkovski@hood.edu or at the
following address:

Professor Leonard Latkovski
Chair, Department of History and Political Science
Hood College
Frederick, MD 21701.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine PUSHKANTSER #ukraine

Art Poskanzer <AMPoskanzer@...>
 

Some of my PUSHKANTSER family migrated >from Lithuania to the Ukraine
before 1895. I hired the Ukrainian Center of Genealogical Research to
search for records. They looked at marriage and death records up to
about 1920 but found nothing. I have since located relatives who left
Kiev in the last 30 years, but I was wondering if there are any still
living in Kiev. Is there a Kiev phonebook which could be searched for
PUSHKANTSER?

Art Poskanzer
Berkeley, CA


FW: Origin of Ukrainian Jews #ukraine

Silverman, Bill <bsilverman@...>
 

I'm not an expert, but it seems to me that this whole Khazar thing was
debunked in recent years through genetic testing. The person who
promoted it, Arthus Koestler had no basis for it. As for facial
features, the New York Times explained recently that just a few
instances of non-Jews over the centuries can change our appearances, and
that until recently there was virtually no intermingling with non-Jews.
As Casey Stengel would say, "You could look it up."

Bill Silverman
Philadelphia, Pa.
SILVERMAN (Bar), SADSOWSKY-KSENDOVSKY, MARGOLIS (Yaruga)

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Origin of Ukrainian Jews #ukraine

Silverman, Bill <bsilverman@...>
 

I'm not an expert, but it seems to me that this whole Khazar thing was
debunked in recent years through genetic testing. The person who
promoted it, Arthus Koestler had no basis for it. As for facial
features, the New York Times explained recently that just a few
instances of non-Jews over the centuries can change our appearances, and
that until recently there was virtually no intermingling with non-Jews.
As Casey Stengel would say, "You could look it up."

Bill Silverman
Philadelphia, Pa.
SILVERMAN (Bar), SADSOWSKY-KSENDOVSKY, MARGOLIS (Yaruga)

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