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(UK) Wiener Holocaust Library Looking For Assistance In Identifying German-Jewish Photographer Subjects #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Wiener Library (London, England) is one of the world's oldest museums
dedicated to the Holocaust and Nazi era. (https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk).
It has begun a search to uncover the identities of people featured in
photographs taken by a German- Jewish photographer, Gerty Simon, who fled
Germany to London 85 years ago. They are looking for assistance in
discovering the names of 80 individuals who were photographed by Gerty
Simon, for a planned exhibition next year.

Photographer Simon was already well-established as a photographer before she
left Berlin in 1933. Some of her subjects were Weimar Berlin artists,
politicians, cultural figures and she became one of Britain's most
successful author of children's books.

Once she arrived in London she took photographs of a number of British
famous people. An article in the Times of Israel gives a brief biography of
Ms. Simon, including about her son and husband being interned as part of the
round-up of "enemy aliens" in June 1940 when the British presumed a German
invasion was imminent. Her son was part of the infamous voyage of the
Dunera when many Jewish-German refugees were transported to Australia.
After her son's death in 1970, his partner donated his papers and archives
including hundreds of Ms. Simon's portraits to the Wiener Library in 2016.

The Wiener has catalogued and digitized the images and commenced a social
media effort to identify the unknown individuals. The unidentified images
have been uploaded to Flickr for the public to help identify the unknown
subjects. To see the unidentified photos go to:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142862320@N08/sets/72157702691117974
The library is encouraging the use of the hashtag #FindingGerty to increase
awareness of its search.

If there are notes on the back of the photographs the images are so
labeled, as well as if the staff has determined if the photograph is of a
person >from Germany or London. Some successes advise that the photograph
could be someone visiting Germany or London, >from another country,
therefore, everyone should look at the photos.

To read the Times of Israel article see: https://tinyurl.com/y92t838w
Original url:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/who-did-gerty-simon-shoot-the-worlds-oldest-holocaust-museum-wants-to-know/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y92t838w --Mod.]
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Wiener Holocaust Library Looking For Assistance In Identifying German-Jewish Photographer Subjects #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Wiener Library (London, England) is one of the world's oldest museums
dedicated to the Holocaust and Nazi era. (https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk).
It has begun a search to uncover the identities of people featured in
photographs taken by a German- Jewish photographer, Gerty Simon, who fled
Germany to London 85 years ago. They are looking for assistance in
discovering the names of 80 individuals who were photographed by Gerty
Simon, for a planned exhibition next year.

Photographer Simon was already well-established as a photographer before she
left Berlin in 1933. Some of her subjects were Weimar Berlin artists,
politicians, cultural figures and she became one of Britain's most
successful author of children's books.

Once she arrived in London she took photographs of a number of British
famous people. An article in the Times of Israel gives a brief biography of
Ms. Simon, including about her son and husband being interned as part of the
round-up of "enemy aliens" in June 1940 when the British presumed a German
invasion was imminent. Her son was part of the infamous voyage of the
Dunera when many Jewish-German refugees were transported to Australia.
After her son's death in 1970, his partner donated his papers and archives
including hundreds of Ms. Simon's portraits to the Wiener Library in 2016.

The Wiener has catalogued and digitized the images and commenced a social
media effort to identify the unknown individuals. The unidentified images
have been uploaded to Flickr for the public to help identify the unknown
subjects. To see the unidentified photos go to:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142862320@N08/sets/72157702691117974
The library is encouraging the use of the hashtag #FindingGerty to increase
awareness of its search.

If there are notes on the back of the photographs the images are so
labeled, as well as if the staff has determined if the photograph is of a
person >from Germany or London. Some successes advise that the photograph
could be someone visiting Germany or London, >from another country,
therefore, everyone should look at the photos.

To read the Times of Israel article see: https://tinyurl.com/y92t838w
Original url:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/who-did-gerty-simon-shoot-the-worlds-oldest-holocaust-museum-wants-to-know/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y92t838w --Mod.]
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The JGS of Montreal's next program: Monday 3 December #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal,
in association with the Jewish Public Library,
is pleased to announce as our guest speaker:

Richard Moses, speaking on:
"Visit to Our Family's Shtetls in Bukovina"

To honour the memories of our dear parents, both
Survivors of the Holocaust in Bukovina, my brother
Phil and I recently visited their ancestral towns.
In this presentation, I will describe how we planned the trip,
what we saw and how we felt when we were there and now,
following the trip.

The presentation will be held on
Monday, December 03, 2018 at 7:30 pm
at the Gelber Conference Centre,
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings &
Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops
call the JGS of Montreal Hotline (24 hours a day):
514-484-0969
watch for our emails & 'friend' us on Facebook

Merle Kastner, JGS of Montreal, Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The JGS of Montreal's next program: Monday 3 December #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal,
in association with the Jewish Public Library,
is pleased to announce as our guest speaker:

Richard Moses, speaking on:
"Visit to Our Family's Shtetls in Bukovina"

To honour the memories of our dear parents, both
Survivors of the Holocaust in Bukovina, my brother
Phil and I recently visited their ancestral towns.
In this presentation, I will describe how we planned the trip,
what we saw and how we felt when we were there and now,
following the trip.

The presentation will be held on
Monday, December 03, 2018 at 7:30 pm
at the Gelber Conference Centre,
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings &
Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops
call the JGS of Montreal Hotline (24 hours a day):
514-484-0969
watch for our emails & 'friend' us on Facebook

Merle Kastner, JGS of Montreal, Programming


Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group Meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 #general

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will hold its December meeting on
Tuesday evening, December 4 at 6:30 P.M. at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish
Heritage Center, Arizona Jewish Historical Society at 122 Culver
Street, Phoenix, AZ.

Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and
genealogical groups for Software MacKiev, will present, "Family Tree
Maker 2017: Interactive Presentation."

If you are thinking about starting to use family tree database
software on your own computer, contemplating changing to a new
program, or interested in hearing about Family Tree Maker 2017 updates
and tips, this presentation should be of interest.

Mark will discuss new features of Family Tree Maker 2017, including:
FamilySync, Photo Darkroom, FamilySearch Integration, Color Coding,
Saved Filtered Lists and Sync Weather Report.

Admission is free to members of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society
and $5 to all others.

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group Meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 #general

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will hold its December meeting on
Tuesday evening, December 4 at 6:30 P.M. at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish
Heritage Center, Arizona Jewish Historical Society at 122 Culver
Street, Phoenix, AZ.

Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and
genealogical groups for Software MacKiev, will present, "Family Tree
Maker 2017: Interactive Presentation."

If you are thinking about starting to use family tree database
software on your own computer, contemplating changing to a new
program, or interested in hearing about Family Tree Maker 2017 updates
and tips, this presentation should be of interest.

Mark will discuss new features of Family Tree Maker 2017, including:
FamilySync, Photo Darkroom, FamilySearch Integration, Color Coding,
Saved Filtered Lists and Sync Weather Report.

Admission is free to members of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society
and $5 to all others.

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) December Meeting: History of Albany, NY Jewish Congregations #general

Jewish Genealogy <crjgs1@...>
 

Come join the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) on
Sunday December 16 at 1 PM for its first Annual Meeting. Members and
non-members are welcome.

The meeting will feature a presentation on the history of Albany's
Jewish Congregations, going back to the Dutch in the 1650s. Our
speaker will be Christopher White, a genealogist, historian, and
gravestone conservator. Christopher is a lifelong Capital District
resident. He holds both a BA and MA in History >from the University of
Albany. His area of specialty is local German-American history. He is
married and has two daughters. Christopher writes a local history and
genealogy blog called "Finding your Past: Genealogical Gleanings with
the Albany Grave Digger".
The meeting will end with refreshments to celebrate the holiday season
and the completion of CRJGS's first year. Spend some time mingling
and sharing stories with us!

The meeting will be held at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New
York (184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY, 12203)

An RSVP is not necessary, but may be sent to crjgs1@....

--
Susan Kugler
Secretary
Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) December Meeting: History of Albany, NY Jewish Congregations #general

Jewish Genealogy <crjgs1@...>
 

Come join the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) on
Sunday December 16 at 1 PM for its first Annual Meeting. Members and
non-members are welcome.

The meeting will feature a presentation on the history of Albany's
Jewish Congregations, going back to the Dutch in the 1650s. Our
speaker will be Christopher White, a genealogist, historian, and
gravestone conservator. Christopher is a lifelong Capital District
resident. He holds both a BA and MA in History >from the University of
Albany. His area of specialty is local German-American history. He is
married and has two daughters. Christopher writes a local history and
genealogy blog called "Finding your Past: Genealogical Gleanings with
the Albany Grave Digger".
The meeting will end with refreshments to celebrate the holiday season
and the completion of CRJGS's first year. Spend some time mingling
and sharing stories with us!

The meeting will be held at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New
York (184 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY, 12203)

An RSVP is not necessary, but may be sent to crjgs1@....

--
Susan Kugler
Secretary
Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS)


Stolen artwork in Dutch museums - _Haaretz_ article on line SITE-CITE #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

The following was extracted >from a message >from IAJGS Leadership.
To receive the complete message send the subject:
"Nazi Stolen Art update" to JPLowens@... ====================>

Recently Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, posted several stories about
Nazi stolen artwork.

Haaretz is a subscription newspaper to read the article one must be
registered. Registration is free. According to the recent article, :

Forty-two Dutch Museums contain stolen art >from Jews >from World War ll
according to a report by the Dutch Museums Association. The stolen
art comprise 83 paintings, 26 illustrations, and 13 Judaica objects
taken between 1933 and 1945. See:

http://tinyurl.com/yaavc3qv or

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/at-least-42-dutch-museums-contain-art-stolen-from-jews-during-wwii-report-finds-1.6551014

To view the art pieces see:
https://www.musealeverwervingen.nl/en/10/home/

The restitution committee and how to file a request are available at:
https://www.restitutiecommissie.nl/en

Thanks to IAJGS Leadership


German SIG #Germany Stolen artwork in Dutch museums - _Haaretz_ article on line SITE-CITE #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

The following was extracted >from a message >from IAJGS Leadership.
To receive the complete message send the subject:
"Nazi Stolen Art update" to JPLowens@... ====================>

Recently Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, posted several stories about
Nazi stolen artwork.

Haaretz is a subscription newspaper to read the article one must be
registered. Registration is free. According to the recent article, :

Forty-two Dutch Museums contain stolen art >from Jews >from World War ll
according to a report by the Dutch Museums Association. The stolen
art comprise 83 paintings, 26 illustrations, and 13 Judaica objects
taken between 1933 and 1945. See:

http://tinyurl.com/yaavc3qv or

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/at-least-42-dutch-museums-contain-art-stolen-from-jews-during-wwii-report-finds-1.6551014

To view the art pieces see:
https://www.musealeverwervingen.nl/en/10/home/

The restitution committee and how to file a request are available at:
https://www.restitutiecommissie.nl/en

Thanks to IAJGS Leadership


Need help ordering documents from Olsztyn archive #poland

larrybassist@...
 

Hi All,

I did a search on JRI for Michaelson, Zacharias, and a few other
surnames in Prussia and found some in the right town, Szczytno. The archive
is listed as Olsztyn and directions say to click on a link to see the
addresses of the archives. But Olsztyn is not in the list.

I am wondering if anyone knows whether this archive's records have
been moved to another archive, or if this is just an omission on the
address page and the records are really there? If moved, then which
archive has the records? If not moved, what is the correct current
mailing address for the Olsztyn archive?

Additionally, years ago, I had sent for some records >from another
archive and I seem to remember there was a form to use, but I do not
see one now. Is there a form somewhere?

Any idea how much they charge to send some records to the United
States? Is there a cost per item? Are there any limits on how many you
can request at one time?

It has been so long since I last sent for something that I cannot even
remember if they sent a photocopy of the record or just an extract. What
do they send? Can they send it by email instead of hard copy mail?

Thanks for any help and advice,
Larry Bassist
USA


JRI Poland #Poland Need help ordering documents from Olsztyn archive #poland

larrybassist@...
 

Hi All,

I did a search on JRI for Michaelson, Zacharias, and a few other
surnames in Prussia and found some in the right town, Szczytno. The archive
is listed as Olsztyn and directions say to click on a link to see the
addresses of the archives. But Olsztyn is not in the list.

I am wondering if anyone knows whether this archive's records have
been moved to another archive, or if this is just an omission on the
address page and the records are really there? If moved, then which
archive has the records? If not moved, what is the correct current
mailing address for the Olsztyn archive?

Additionally, years ago, I had sent for some records >from another
archive and I seem to remember there was a form to use, but I do not
see one now. Is there a form somewhere?

Any idea how much they charge to send some records to the United
States? Is there a cost per item? Are there any limits on how many you
can request at one time?

It has been so long since I last sent for something that I cannot even
remember if they sent a photocopy of the record or just an extract. What
do they send? Can they send it by email instead of hard copy mail?

Thanks for any help and advice,
Larry Bassist
USA


Aufbau Newspaper #poland

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Aufbau Newspaper

ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to consult the copies of the newspaper Aufbau Newspaper
which was a german newspaper published in NEW YORK >from 1 september
1944 to 27 september 1946. This newspaper included lists of Jewish
holocaust survivors in Europe, some lists of victims and also
announcements made by people looking for family members who survived
the second world war.

I am looking for the announcement of my maternal grandfather Mordko
said Max KAMIENIECKI born 22/10/1898 to BREST LITOWSK who made an
advertisement in this newspaper to find his cousin Eliezer said
Leonard BOBROWSKI born on May 10, 1920 or 10/05/1919 in SAMARA who
was a soviet prisoner in Oural as a deserter. He was repatriated
in 1946 to Poland and came to France in 1947.

Eliezer BOBROWSKI was domiciled at the following address 30 rue du
vieille du temple in PARIS and left France for the United States in
1952 by the port of HAVRE.

Where can I consult the copies of this newspaper in France please?

Thanking you for your help

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
SAINT MAURICE
FRANCE
evelynelemberski@...


JRI Poland #Poland Aufbau Newspaper #poland

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Aufbau Newspaper

ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to consult the copies of the newspaper Aufbau Newspaper
which was a german newspaper published in NEW YORK >from 1 september
1944 to 27 september 1946. This newspaper included lists of Jewish
holocaust survivors in Europe, some lists of victims and also
announcements made by people looking for family members who survived
the second world war.

I am looking for the announcement of my maternal grandfather Mordko
said Max KAMIENIECKI born 22/10/1898 to BREST LITOWSK who made an
advertisement in this newspaper to find his cousin Eliezer said
Leonard BOBROWSKI born on May 10, 1920 or 10/05/1919 in SAMARA who
was a soviet prisoner in Oural as a deserter. He was repatriated
in 1946 to Poland and came to France in 1947.

Eliezer BOBROWSKI was domiciled at the following address 30 rue du
vieille du temple in PARIS and left France for the United States in
1952 by the port of HAVRE.

Where can I consult the copies of this newspaper in France please?

Thanking you for your help

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
SAINT MAURICE
FRANCE
evelynelemberski@...


ViewMate translation request Russian or Polish #poland

Tammy
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian or Polish for which I would
greatly appreciate a translation. It is a marriage record >from 1881
and can be found on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70461

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten
Searching WEINGARTEN >from the Lublin region

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The record is in Russian Cyrillic. In that
area of Poland, all records >from 1868 to 1917 were in Russian.


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request Russian or Polish #poland

Tammy
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian or Polish for which I would
greatly appreciate a translation. It is a marriage record >from 1881
and can be found on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70461

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten
Searching WEINGARTEN >from the Lublin region

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The record is in Russian Cyrillic. In that
area of Poland, all records >from 1868 to 1917 were in Russian.


BMD indices Schlaining Oberwart #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

The Austrian Jewish Museum http://www.ojm.at has published on his site the
BMD index for Schlaining-Oberwart (Varosszalonak, Felsoeoer, former Western
Hungary) :
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/indizes-schlaining-oberwart/

birth:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/geburtsindex-schlaining-oberwart-1841-1917/
marriage:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/hochzeitsindex-schlaining-oberwart-1851-1918/
death:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/sterbeindex-schlaining-oberwart-1841-1920/


each index is searchable not only by name, but by all headers and in
different combinations!!
Please think about the different spellings through the years, e.g.
Loewensohn, Wuertzburger, Wuerzburger, Swartz, Schwarz...
Thanks to Johannes Reiss and his staff
Wishing you all a happy Hanukka

Traude Triebel
Austria


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech BMD indices Schlaining Oberwart #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

The Austrian Jewish Museum http://www.ojm.at has published on his site the
BMD index for Schlaining-Oberwart (Varosszalonak, Felsoeoer, former Western
Hungary) :
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/indizes-schlaining-oberwart/

birth:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/geburtsindex-schlaining-oberwart-1841-1917/
marriage:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/hochzeitsindex-schlaining-oberwart-1851-1918/
death:
http://www.ojm.at/blog/indizes/sterbeindex-schlaining-oberwart-1841-1920/


each index is searchable not only by name, but by all headers and in
different combinations!!
Please think about the different spellings through the years, e.g.
Loewensohn, Wuertzburger, Wuerzburger, Swartz, Schwarz...
Thanks to Johannes Reiss and his staff
Wishing you all a happy Hanukka

Traude Triebel
Austria


Re: DORFZAUN in INTRO - researching: JACOBS family, Nuttlar and other towns; NEUMANN family, Kassel.... #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

Dear Fredel

Welcome to the group.

I know of DORFZAUNs in Ecuador (distant relatives by marriage): it's not
a particularly common name, and I would guess they may well be
descended >from your DORFZAUN families >from Rodelmaier and Schwanfeld.

Best wishes, Peter Lobbenberg, London, England peterlob@...

Fredel Jacobs Fruhman <fredelfruhman@...> posted her INTRO
message and listed JGFF entries including:
DORFZAUN ->from Rodelmaier and DORFZAUN >from Schwanfeld


German SIG #Germany Re: DORFZAUN in INTRO - researching: JACOBS family, Nuttlar and other towns; NEUMANN family, Kassel.... #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

Dear Fredel

Welcome to the group.

I know of DORFZAUNs in Ecuador (distant relatives by marriage): it's not
a particularly common name, and I would guess they may well be
descended >from your DORFZAUN families >from Rodelmaier and Schwanfeld.

Best wishes, Peter Lobbenberg, London, England peterlob@...

Fredel Jacobs Fruhman <fredelfruhman@...> posted her INTRO
message and listed JGFF entries including:
DORFZAUN ->from Rodelmaier and DORFZAUN >from Schwanfeld