Re: Jewish soldiers in the Austrian army through the WWI #austria-czech

E Feinstein

My name is Eric FEINSTEIN and I am a volunteer for the JOWBR of JewishGen.
As part of that project, several years ago, I initiated a separate project to document the burial places of the Jewish soldiers from Austria-Hungary that fell in WWI.  So far I have 8049 soldiers recorded with 4292 burial places.  I only have information about those that died during the war.
Anyone interested can contact me directly
Clifton New Jersey  

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FUKS, Płońsk & Warsaw, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner


Dear JewishGenners:


It is with great sadness that I inform the JewishGen community of the passing of Prof.  Marian FUKS on October 23, 2022  in his home city of Warsaw at the quite  remarkable age of 108.  Professor Fuks was a prolific writer in the fields of Jewish history and culture and of music.  He was the author of over one thousand books and articles over his career.  He was director of Warsaw’s Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute for several years (1968-1969; 1971-1973) and continued to work there until his death.


Among his works were a history of the Jews of Warsaw, an analysis of the Jewish press in the interwar years, and a book on Jewish music and musicians.  For twenty years, he was editor of the JHI Bulletin and of the Diaries of Warsaw Ghetto Chairman Adam Czerniakow among other titles.


Professor Fuks was born in Płońsk (Ben Gurion’s home town) on September 28, 1914 to Borys (Baruch) Fuks & Frymeta (née Wrońska).   During World War II, Prof. Fuks served in the Polish cavalry, but he was captured and interned by the Soviets.  Amnestied in 1941, he rejoined the Polish Army in an armored unit where he served until he sustained an injury.  Having studied journalism, he became the editor of a military magazine.


He was a charming and learned man.  He leaves behind his wife Urszula, who continues to work at the Institute.


Best wishes,


Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980


This Sunday: Q&A with Senior Archivist at the Amsterdam City Archives #announcements #sephardic


Q&A with Harmen Snel, Senior Archivist at the Amsterdam City Archives

Harmen Snel of the Amsterdam City Archives is a well-known figure in the
world of Sephardic genealogy. Two years ago he joined Sephardic World to
discuss the Amsterdam notarial archives ( This
week he returns to answer our questions about sources in the archives,
including those not published by the Portuguese-Jewish community. You can
share questions in advance on the Patreon page, or live at the meeting.

Harmen Snel has worked at the Amsterdam City Archives since 1981, now as
senior archivist Public Services. As well as Jews, he is an expert on
travellers, artists, criminals, and other non-mainstream groups. With the
late Dave Verdooner, he published Trouwen in Mokum/Jewish marriages in
Amsterdam (containing all Amsterdam Jewish marriages 1598-1811), the
Registro (containing indexes on all Sephardic ketuboth in Amsterdam
1672-1912). With Jits van Straten, among others, he published books about
Jewish first names and family names in Amsterdam. Harmen has also published
about Jewish teachers, midwives and sailors of the Dutch East India Company.

This meeting is on Sunday 13 November 2022 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
The link is shared at our Patreon page at:
Everyone else is invited to join us for free

Best wishes,

David Mendoza
President, Sephardic Genealogical Society

2022 Cohanic Lineages Report Available For Download; Study Open #rabbinic

Adam Cherson

Attention Please Researchers of HaCohen, Kohen, Cohen, Kahan, Kahana, Kagan, Koen, Cohn, Kohn, Cogan, Kogen, Cogen, Kahane, Kaplan, Caplan, Kaplansky, Katz, Kaz, Cahen, Cohenson, Barkin, Duchanov, etc..

The 2022 Cohanic Lineages Report is available for download:!AuwT-4qnkJLBoS1kYwFB03cbJuCb?e=cqurNC

The study focuses on one branch of Cohanim, the J1-M267 branch (aka Cohanic Modal Haplotype branch), and is one of the most comprehensive research projects around devoted to this specific group.

It is not too late to join and improve the study, and in so doing hopefully locate your Cohanic line (details in the report).

Adam Cherson, NY, NY
Project Administrator
Benyakonski, Kherszon, Rubinovich, Solts, Grodsinski, Levine, Cohen, Kaplan, Lubetski, Karchmer, Horwitz, Rabinovich, Zussman (Lida, Voronova, Dieveniskes, Konvaliski, Smarhon, Vilna)
Genomics Publications and Presentations:

List of Pupils in the in the Jewish School in Krakow between 1929-1939 #galicia #poland #names

Abuwasta Abuwasta

The website of the Association of Cracovians in Israel posted on its website a list of about 2,000 pupils in the Jewish School in Krakow  between 1929-1939.

The website is Hebrew but the names are in Latin alphabet with the year they attended the school. Found there my late mother

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jacob Rosen                             

Re: Poland Holocaust victims #poland #holocaust


To clarify, the photo is not of your relatives grave, but a marker at the mass execution site in Baranovichi, Belarus.  It is dedicated to the memory of the 6000 Jews that were murdered at this site.  There is another stone at the local Jewish cemetery, that is dedicated to the 12000 murdered in town.
Check the database for your relatives names, in case someone has already filled out the testimony forms.  You can add photos or documents to the existing profiles or submit a new testimony, if their names are not found.

Mike Vayser

Re: researching: KIRZNER/BAYLIN from Slavuta/Volhynia region #ukraine

Sherri Bobish


This JewishGen page has info on Zhlobin, Belarus.

Zhlobin [Rus, Bel, Yid], Żłobin [Pol], Schlobin [Ger], Žlobinas [Lith], Žlobin, Zlobin, Korpilovka

Region: Mogilev 

If you search at The JewishGen Unified Database
for town Zhlobin, and a phonetic search on the surname BAYLIN you will find the surname connected with that town spelled BEYLIN, BEILIN, BEYLINA.

If you haven't looked at those records yet than I think you will find them helpful in your research.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Mstislavl, Chislavichi and Monastyrshchina of Mogilev Gubernia #belarus #records

Shlomo Gurevich

New information extracted from 1916 and 1917 Mogilevskie Gubernskie Vedomosti was added at my website to various lists of Jews in Mstislavl uyezd in general and in Chislavichi and Monastyrshchina in particular.
The list of Jewish voters for Duma published in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1912 for entire Mstislavl uyezd was also added recently.

Shlomo Gurevich
Hoshaya, Israel

Re: Poland Holocaust victims #poland #holocaust

Sharon Ann Dror

Moshe, his 2nd wife is Miriam and their daughter Lena were all killed. Moshe and Shoshana are siblings.


Sharon Ann Dror

JGS Cleveland presents “Exploring DNA Testing for Genealogy Research”with Gil Bardige on Sunday, Nov 13, 2022, 1:30-4 pm ET #education #jgs-iajgs #announcements

Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Program: Exploring DNA Testing for Genealogy Research: 2-part program in partnership with the Case Western Reserve University Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program

Location:  (In-person & Remote)


Live Presentation at the Siegal Lifelong Learning facility in the Landmark Centre Bldg at 27500 Science Park Dr, Beachwood, OH


1:30-2:30 pm - Session 1 - 200,000 MATCHES! HELP!

Genetic testing can be a powerful tool for genealogical research. DNA results can generate clues that can help people confirm or deny relationships. But DNA results can also be confusing and frustrating. In this presentation, Gil Bardige will share proven methodologies to help you prioritize your top 50 matches so that you can have the highest probability of finding a common relative on a family tree, and provide you with actionable processes that you can really use in your genealogy research.


2:30-3:00 pm - Break/reception


3:00-4:00 pm - Session 2 - Online DNA Tools and your Brick Walls

Do you have endogamy in your family tree? You are probably wondering what the best online tools are to use in your family history research. Gil Bardige will discuss strategies and challenges when using popular 3rd party tools in such cases. He will demonstrate how to use – or not use – different online tools, including Ethnicity, Shared Matches, Clusters, WATO (What are the Odds) and SCMP (shared centimorgan project). After this lecture, you will find yourself more productive and effective in applying your DNA matches to your genealogy.


Speaker: At the “instruction” of his mother, Gil Bardige began his genealogy adventure in 1979 with 54 people in his tree. Today his family tree including Mishpocha, is over 2300 people tracing 4 branches back to his 5th great grandfathers born about 1740. His families arrived in Chicago in the early 20th century.


For over 15 years Gil has expanded his knowledge base to Genetic Genealogy, testing at each of the four major DNA companies and currently manages three y-DNA projects at Family Tree DNA as a Volunteer Administrator. He loves to help people manage their expectations and begin to remove confusion from the DNA results whether it’s, Y-DNA, mtDNA, or Autosomal DNA. He has spoken at dozens of local events and international conferences.


Gil is the Chair of the Genealogy Committee of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society (JGS). Gil co-hosts live Genetic Genealogy Q&A sessions at JGS Illinois and JGS Toronto. He developed and hosts the monthly Kvel & Kvetch genealogy Q&A in Columbus. Gil manages the Mentoring Program for IAJGS and co-hosts the Apple Users and Jewish Genealogy Facebook page and monthly virtual BOF (Birds of a Feather) meeting.  Gil is a firm believer that you can use DNA results as a tool in your genealogical research as it generates clues that can help people confirm/deny relationships.

Registration:  Handled by The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University.  There is no cost for members of Lifelong Learning Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland members.  The cost for non-members is $10.00.  Please register by noon on the day of the program.  Register Here




Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD


President, JGS Cleveland

Re: Yiddish given name Doda #yiddish


Yes, definitely Doda, not Doba (Dobrish).  I've seen the name both in the documents, as well as the gravestones.  Yad-Vashem has over 100 people with Doda as the given name in the Victims database.  I don't have a reference for Yiddish or Hebrew spelling of the name, so that was just a guess.
It's possible that Doda is a nickname for Doba or Deborah, so that would be helpful to know as well.

Mike Vayser

Re: Poland Holocaust victims #poland #holocaust

Odeda Zlotnick

Central DB of Shoah Victims' Names (

And you can add pictures to the pages of testimony you submit.  Everything can be done online
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Re: Jewish soldiers in the Austrian army through the WWI #austria-czech

Michel Bandura

Here my friend

I found a lot of docs for my biography thru them.

First you must write to them giving all possible information on the persons you are seeking 

They answered to me by letter thru the post ( I live in Vienna) after many weeks 

In my case they had 3 boxes with docs. I had to make an appointment to go there personally with my ID they let me in this “ministry of war” building 

Then I had a short interview with a friendly professor man about my demand for research

Then I went to a counter after having paid the fees upstairs to receive the 3 boxes with original documents that I could read and take pictures or make xerox copies in that same lecture room area .
Austria is extremely bureaucratic so one has to be patient…

on my grandfather’s military career if found out exactly where he was sent in the first WW1 and on another distant relative who was a captain I got those 3 boxes I just mentioned with so many informations on his 10 years military career which in the time of the Austrian Hungarian monarchy was normal…

he was a Jewish Hero who died in the battle of Dubno in the Ukraine in the WW1
thru all those documents I found out about the name of his widow who received a rent from the ministry of war and their two children … unfortunately she was deported but on the children I hit a brick wall ! 

Also on his brother also a chemistry doctor who survived the war i got a lot of docs.. amazing actually. He managed to escape on time in 1939 to America with his second wife where he lived and passed away

good luck 

Michel Bandura
Wien / Österreich 

Re: Translation from German please #translation


Before trying to find a paid translator, I suggest posting the pages to jewishgen's ViewMate (, in the "translation German" category.  For the best chance of some help, put each page into a separate post, explain that this is "page 1 of 4", "page 2 of 4", etc., and include the link so that helpers can look at the original URL directly.

Good luck!
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Re: Jewish soldiers in the Austrian army through the WWI #austria-czech

Vered Dayan

You can start here, registration is needed, but no fee:
Afterwards go to the menu on the left and choose "Army". This is an ongoing work, not all records are online yet. If you can't find information there, I know that you can also ask for a lookup in the archives but for that you need to know the unit name. If you have Facebook, get in touch with Eli Brauner -   who is a real expert on the subject.
Vered Dayan


Re: Translation from German please #translation

Michel Bandura

Hello Joe 

i had the same problem with the diary of my Aunt who perished in Auschwitz 

i tried to read your 3 pages but I could only read a little as it is written in the old German “Kurent” alphabet 

i found a long time ago a lady thru the web in Germany who upon payment made a good job of it translating it into the modern German alphabet 
good luck 


Michel Bandura
Wien / Österreich 

FW: Re: Jewish soldiers in the Austrian army through the WWI #austria-czech #unitedkingdom

Luke Talikowski

Shalom Shimi

I believe my grandfather Emil Fanty was also drafted into the Austrian-Hungary army as a very young man – possibly 16, at the time.

In another document, I found that he was interned in England, where he was a POW for a year. I have no idea how to verify this information.  

Perhaps someone at the JewishGen Discussion Group would be kind enough to direct you and me to some databases to explore our grandfathers’ past.

It would be most appreciated.

Kind regards

Luke Talikowski, Perth Western Australia

Re: Searching for records in Odobesti and Bucharest, Romania #romania


The Botosani research team has acquired the records of Odobesti up to 1904.
For more information:

Sorin Goldenberg

Re: Yiddish given name Doda #yiddish

Avrohom Krauss

Are you sure it is "Doda" and not the common Yiddish name "Doba- spelled דאבא?"
Avrohom Krauss
Kiryat Yearim (Telz-Stone) ISRAEL
Researching: KRAUS, GOTTFRIED, MONAT from PRZEMYSL (Galicia) Poland/ KINSTLICH, GREENBERG, SCHMIDT from Tarnobrzeg, Rozwadow, Ulanow (Galicia) Poland
KLOTZ from Telsiai, Lithuania/ ROGOZIN, KAPLOWITZ, from Vyazyn, Ilya, Vilyayka, Belarus /LAPIDUS, SOKOLSKY, ROGOZIN, Maladzyechna, Belarus

message about Brest Litovsk #belarus


Hello, I am looking for photos of Brest-Litovsk during the war, 1939-1944. I am willing to buy the documents if necessary. I am currently conducting a study on the Brest ghetto.

Boris Czerny