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need info on Korets (Ukraine) #general

Mark Eastman <vicanya@...>
 

I am trying to trace the ancestors of my father's family (Esterman,
Estermnan, Estermann) who came >from Korets in the Ukraine. My grandfather
changed the name to Eastman sometime after the 1920 census.
My father was Abraham EASTMAN (born 1904 in Korets) to Meyer ESTERMAN (see
other spellings) and Ida COOPERSMITH (possibly COOPERSCHMIDT). The family
emigrated to Boston around 1907.

I am trying to see if there are any ESTERMANS who either died in Korets
during the massacres of the holocaust or possibly escaped. There is a
Korets sight on the internet, however the information is in Hebrew, which I
can't read.

Any suggestions were to look?

Mark Eastman
Danville CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need info on Korets (Ukraine) #general

Mark Eastman <vicanya@...>
 

I am trying to trace the ancestors of my father's family (Esterman,
Estermnan, Estermann) who came >from Korets in the Ukraine. My grandfather
changed the name to Eastman sometime after the 1920 census.
My father was Abraham EASTMAN (born 1904 in Korets) to Meyer ESTERMAN (see
other spellings) and Ida COOPERSMITH (possibly COOPERSCHMIDT). The family
emigrated to Boston around 1907.

I am trying to see if there are any ESTERMANS who either died in Korets
during the massacres of the holocaust or possibly escaped. There is a
Korets sight on the internet, however the information is in Hebrew, which I
can't read.

Any suggestions were to look?

Mark Eastman
Danville CA


Wyatt Earp #belarus

LILNALRC@...
 

Wyatt Earp is buried in Hills of Eternity cemetary in Colma, California not
San Francisco. Directions to the grave site are posted on the office door at
the cemetary. I have seen the notice not the gravesite. Can we leave this
man rest in peace now?

Lillian Kreisle
Redwood City CA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Wyatt Earp #belarus

LILNALRC@...
 

Wyatt Earp is buried in Hills of Eternity cemetary in Colma, California not
San Francisco. Directions to the grave site are posted on the office door at
the cemetary. I have seen the notice not the gravesite. Can we leave this
man rest in peace now?

Lillian Kreisle
Redwood City CA


Latvia Conference #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I am posting this message which is rather long on behalf of Prof Ruvin
Ferber. The Conference promises to be very interesting and you may find it
possible to attend.
Summary of the suggested topics for discussion:
- Jews in Latvia >from 16th century to 1918: different historical and
cultural development in different provinces (Courland Jewry, Jews in
Latgale, Jews in Riga and Vidzeme);
- Jews in Lithuania and Estonia until 1918;
- Jews in the Baltic States between the wars (1918-1940);
- The Holocaust in Latvia and Baltics;
- Contemporary Jewry in the Baltic region: problems and prospects;
- Secular and religious philosophies and Jewish mysticism;
- Non-Ashkenazi communities.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Subject: Riga conference

Fourth International Conference
JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD
History and Culture of Jews in Latvia and Baltic Region
Riga, Latvia
November 20-22, 2001
University of Latvia Main Building, 19 Rainis Boulevard
In Honor of the 800th Anniversary of Riga (RIGA-800)
Sponsor: the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York
Honorary President of the Conference: N. Barkan, Chief Rabbi of Riga and
Latvia
Co-Chairmen of the Organizing Committee:
Prof. H. Branover (Israel)
Prof. R. Ferber (Latvia)
Organizers:
-Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)
-M. Dubin Foundation of the SHAMIR Association (Riga, Latvia)
-Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (New York, USA)
-The Chais Center for Jewish Studies in Russian, The International Center
for University
Teaching of Jewish Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(Jerusalem, Israel)
-Latvian Council of Christians and Jews (Riga, Latvia)
-Latvian Academy of Sciences (Riga, Latvia)
-Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheba, Israel)
The Fourth International Conference "Jews in a Changing World" will be held
in Riga, on November 20-22, 2001.
The conference invites - in honor of the 800th anniversary of the
foundation of the city of Riga - papers on the history and
culture of Jews in Latvia and the Baltic region, including the history of
Jewish communities and their religious, social, political life;
Jewish genealogy; education.
There will be special sessions on the dialogue between secular and
religious philosophies; Jewish mysticism; and non-Ashkenazi communities.
The conference also welcomes contributed papers on history and
Culture of Jews >from neighboring countries to the Baltic region such as
Belarus and Poland where Jewish culture once flourished.
Several invited lectures are planned on the above topics, as well as on an
historical overview of Baltic and European Jewry.
Contributed papers will be published in the book of proceedings.
Summary of the suggested topics for discussion:
- Jews in Latvia >from 16th century to 1918: different historical and
cultural development in different provinces (Courland Jewry, Jews in
Latgale, Jews in Riga and Vidzeme);
- Jews in Lithuania and Estonia until 1918;
- Jews in the Baltic States between the wars (1918-1940);
- The Holocaust in Latvia and Baltics;
- Contemporary Jewry in the Baltic region: problems and prospects;
- Secular and religious philosophies and Jewish mysticism;
- Non-Ashkenazi communities.



LANGUAGES: Latvian, English, and Russian with simultaneous translation.
DEADLINES:
July 15, 2001 Title and ca. 200-word abstract due (preferably by
e-mail), with 5 lines CV
Aug 15, 2001 Notification to authors of acceptance of papers
Nov 20, 2001 Full camera-ready papers must be submitted to the
Organizing Committee
before the start of the conference (electronic
version strongly recommended).
Papers submitted after might not be included in
the Proceedings.
Maximum length of contributed paper: 10 pages
SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO EITHER:
In Latvia
Ruvin Ferber, Co-Chairman
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga LV-1586 LATVIA
Tel: 371-7-615703
Fax: 371-7-820113
E-mail: ferber@latnet.lv
Gita Umanovska, Conference Secretary
Center for Judaic Studies
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga LV-1586 LATVIA
Tel: 371-7-325519, 371-2-271262
Mobile phone: 371-9-452273
E-mail: ugita@latnet.lv
Aina Antane
Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga LV-1586 LATVIA
Tel: 371-7-034421
Mobile phone: 371-9-574526
Fax: 371-7-820113
E-mail: jsc@latnet.lv
In Israel
Shulamith Friedman
SOLMECS Ltd.
POB 3026
Omer 84965 ISRAEL
Tel: 972-7-690-0950
Fax: 972-7-690-0953
E-mail: branover@solmecs.co.il
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Prof. H. Branover, Co-Chairman (Israel)
Prof. R. Ferber, Co-Chairman (Latvia)
G. Umanovska, Secretary (Latvia)
A. Antane (Latvia)
Rabbi A. Bekker (Latvia)
Prof. L. Dribins (Latvia)
Z. Elkin (Israel)
A. Ferdman (Latvia)
Dr. J. Hochbaum (USA)
Z. Ioffe (Latvia)
I. Kanepaja (Latvia)
Prof. A. Kleckin (Latvia)
Dr. G. Krupnikov (Latvia)
V. Reznik-Martov (Latvia)
V. Rozite (Latvia)
Prof. S. Schreiner (Germany)
Dr. G. Smirin (Latvia)
Prof. A. Stranga (Latvia)
E. Valk (Israel)
M. Vesterman (Latvia)
Dr. Z. Wagner (Israel)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Prof. Y.T. Assis (Israel)
Prof. I. Bartal (Israel)
A. Beare (UK)
M. Birk (Latvia)
Dr. M. Chernenko (Russia)
V. Dubnova (Russia)
Dr. M. Grubarg (Russia)
P. Kalms (UK)
Z. Katz (Latvia)
M. Leinwand (Israel)
Dr. N. Patlas (Israel)
Prof. S. Redlich (Israel)
Prof. J. Stradinsh (Latvia)
Prof. J. Veinberg (Israel)
C. Whippman (UK)
Prof. E. Zeiger (USA)

HISTORY OF THE "JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD" CONFERENCES
*The First International Conference "Jews in a Changing World," held in Riga
on August 28-29, 1995, received considerable attention in Latvia and the
CIS. 37 papers on demography, culture, philosophy, Jewish education, and the
Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union were presented at the
conference by participants >from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus,
Ukraine, Russia, Israel, the USA, and Great Britain. Its proceedings were
published in English and Russian and may be obtained >from the Center for
Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia (see address above) or from
B'Or Ha'Torah, SHAMIR, POB 5749, Jerusalem, Israel (tel: 972-2-642-7521;
fax: 972-2-538-5118; e-mail: bhtorah@netmedia.net.il).
**The Second International Conference "Jews in a Changing World" was held in
Riga on August 25-27, 1997. It presented analyses of contemporary issues
from both modern secular and traditional Jewish perspectives. Lecturers from
8 countries discussed medical ethics; business ethics; culture & religion;
Torah & science; the Holocaust; Jewish Education; and philosophy & Hhstory.
The proceedings of its 55 lectures were published (in Russian) and may
be obtained at above addresses.
***The Third International Conference "Jews in a Changing World" was held in
Riga on October 25-27, 1999. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the
University of Latvia, the conference discussed the lives and contributions
of outstanding Baltic Jewish thinkers and leaders in religion, science,
medicine, and the humanities. There was an extended session on the late Sir
Isaiah Berlin, as well as on the contribution of Latvian Jews to
building the State if Israel. The proceedings of conference lectures
(Russian version) may be obtained at above addresses.

REGISTRATION
There is no registration fee.
TRAVEL
The Riga International Airport receives direct and connected flights by Air
Baltic, SAS, Lufthansa, British Airways, Finnair, Lot, Czech Airlines, and
others. Direct weekly flights >from Ben-Gurion airport (Tel Aviv) are
provided by Latpass Airlines. (For information, contact the Latpass
representative in Tel Aviv, Mr. Mendel Shugal, tel: 03-587-7823).
Visitors entering Latvia by train, bus or car must prepare their visas in
their home countries. Visitors to Latvia >from other Baltic States, the USA,
Israel,
EC and most of Central European countries do not need visas.
Visitors >from the former Soviet Union (outside the Baltic) must prepare
their visas in their home countries, using the special visa invitation forms
provided by the conference organizers. Conference participants who provide
the Organizing Committee with arrival data will be picked up at the airport.
Taxi fare is about $15 >from the airport to Riga center.
FOOD
3 weekday kosher meals may be ordered for approximately $30.
3 Shabbat kosher meals may be ordered for approximately $40.
ACCOMMODATION
Rooms may be reserved upon request. We suggest Hotel Riga (22 Aspazijas
Blvd., reservation by tel: 371-7-044222). Single room-approximately $80;
double room-approximately $120. The hotel is a 5-minute walk >from the
conference site and 10-minute walk >from the synagogue. More economic
accommodation, starting >from ca. $35 a night for a single room, may also be
arranged. If requested in time, it will be possible to recommend cultural
events (tours, concerts, etc.) before and after the conference.
FOR PARTICIPANTS >from FSU AND SOME COUNTRIES
IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE
There are a limited number of grants to cover conference expenses (regular
visa, travel fare via train or bus, decent accommodation in university
dormitory double rooms during the conference >from the afternoon of November
19 to the morning of November 23).
PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE
Monday, November 20
Arrival
Registration
Cultural gathering at the Riga Jewish Community Center
Tuesday, November 21
Conference sessions
Official opening of the conference
Plenary meetings
Wednesday, November 22
Conference sessions
Roundtable discussion
Closing of the conference
Conference dinner
===================================================================
Ruvin Ferber
Dept of Physics University of Latvia
19 Rainis blvd Riga, LV - 1586
Phone +371-7227301 Fax +371-7820113
==================================================================


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvia Conference #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I am posting this message which is rather long on behalf of Prof Ruvin
Ferber. The Conference promises to be very interesting and you may find it
possible to attend.
Summary of the suggested topics for discussion:
- Jews in Latvia >from 16th century to 1918: different historical and
cultural development in different provinces (Courland Jewry, Jews in
Latgale, Jews in Riga and Vidzeme);
- Jews in Lithuania and Estonia until 1918;
- Jews in the Baltic States between the wars (1918-1940);
- The Holocaust in Latvia and Baltics;
- Contemporary Jewry in the Baltic region: problems and prospects;
- Secular and religious philosophies and Jewish mysticism;
- Non-Ashkenazi communities.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Subject: Riga conference

Fourth International Conference
JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD
History and Culture of Jews in Latvia and Baltic Region
Riga, Latvia
November 20-22, 2001
University of Latvia Main Building, 19 Rainis Boulevard
In Honor of the 800th Anniversary of Riga (RIGA-800)
Sponsor: the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York
Honorary President of the Conference: N. Barkan, Chief Rabbi of Riga and
Latvia
Co-Chairmen of the Organizing Committee:
Prof. H. Branover (Israel)
Prof. R. Ferber (Latvia)
Organizers:
-Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)
-M. Dubin Foundation of the SHAMIR Association (Riga, Latvia)
-Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (New York, USA)
-The Chais Center for Jewish Studies in Russian, The International Center
for University
Teaching of Jewish Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(Jerusalem, Israel)
-Latvian Council of Christians and Jews (Riga, Latvia)
-Latvian Academy of Sciences (Riga, Latvia)
-Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheba, Israel)
The Fourth International Conference "Jews in a Changing World" will be held
in Riga, on November 20-22, 2001.
The conference invites - in honor of the 800th anniversary of the
foundation of the city of Riga - papers on the history and
culture of Jews in Latvia and the Baltic region, including the history of
Jewish communities and their religious, social, political life;
Jewish genealogy; education.
There will be special sessions on the dialogue between secular and
religious philosophies; Jewish mysticism; and non-Ashkenazi communities.
The conference also welcomes contributed papers on history and
Culture of Jews >from neighboring countries to the Baltic region such as
Belarus and Poland where Jewish culture once flourished.
Several invited lectures are planned on the above topics, as well as on an
historical overview of Baltic and European Jewry.
Contributed papers will be published in the book of proceedings.
Summary of the suggested topics for discussion:
- Jews in Latvia >from 16th century to 1918: different historical and
cultural development in different provinces (Courland Jewry, Jews in
Latgale, Jews in Riga and Vidzeme);
- Jews in Lithuania and Estonia until 1918;
- Jews in the Baltic States between the wars (1918-1940);
- The Holocaust in Latvia and Baltics;
- Contemporary Jewry in the Baltic region: problems and prospects;
- Secular and religious philosophies and Jewish mysticism;
- Non-Ashkenazi communities.



LANGUAGES: Latvian, English, and Russian with simultaneous translation.
DEADLINES:
July 15, 2001 Title and ca. 200-word abstract due (preferably by
e-mail), with 5 lines CV
Aug 15, 2001 Notification to authors of acceptance of papers
Nov 20, 2001 Full camera-ready papers must be submitted to the
Organizing Committee
before the start of the conference (electronic
version strongly recommended).
Papers submitted after might not be included in
the Proceedings.
Maximum length of contributed paper: 10 pages
SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO EITHER:
In Latvia
Ruvin Ferber, Co-Chairman
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga LV-1586 LATVIA
Tel: 371-7-615703
Fax: 371-7-820113
E-mail: ferber@latnet.lv
Gita Umanovska, Conference Secretary
Center for Judaic Studies
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga LV-1586 LATVIA
Tel: 371-7-325519, 371-2-271262
Mobile phone: 371-9-452273
E-mail: ugita@latnet.lv
Aina Antane
Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies
University of Latvia
19 Rainis Blvd
Riga LV-1586 LATVIA
Tel: 371-7-034421
Mobile phone: 371-9-574526
Fax: 371-7-820113
E-mail: jsc@latnet.lv
In Israel
Shulamith Friedman
SOLMECS Ltd.
POB 3026
Omer 84965 ISRAEL
Tel: 972-7-690-0950
Fax: 972-7-690-0953
E-mail: branover@solmecs.co.il
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Prof. H. Branover, Co-Chairman (Israel)
Prof. R. Ferber, Co-Chairman (Latvia)
G. Umanovska, Secretary (Latvia)
A. Antane (Latvia)
Rabbi A. Bekker (Latvia)
Prof. L. Dribins (Latvia)
Z. Elkin (Israel)
A. Ferdman (Latvia)
Dr. J. Hochbaum (USA)
Z. Ioffe (Latvia)
I. Kanepaja (Latvia)
Prof. A. Kleckin (Latvia)
Dr. G. Krupnikov (Latvia)
V. Reznik-Martov (Latvia)
V. Rozite (Latvia)
Prof. S. Schreiner (Germany)
Dr. G. Smirin (Latvia)
Prof. A. Stranga (Latvia)
E. Valk (Israel)
M. Vesterman (Latvia)
Dr. Z. Wagner (Israel)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Prof. Y.T. Assis (Israel)
Prof. I. Bartal (Israel)
A. Beare (UK)
M. Birk (Latvia)
Dr. M. Chernenko (Russia)
V. Dubnova (Russia)
Dr. M. Grubarg (Russia)
P. Kalms (UK)
Z. Katz (Latvia)
M. Leinwand (Israel)
Dr. N. Patlas (Israel)
Prof. S. Redlich (Israel)
Prof. J. Stradinsh (Latvia)
Prof. J. Veinberg (Israel)
C. Whippman (UK)
Prof. E. Zeiger (USA)

HISTORY OF THE "JEWS IN A CHANGING WORLD" CONFERENCES
*The First International Conference "Jews in a Changing World," held in Riga
on August 28-29, 1995, received considerable attention in Latvia and the
CIS. 37 papers on demography, culture, philosophy, Jewish education, and the
Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union were presented at the
conference by participants >from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus,
Ukraine, Russia, Israel, the USA, and Great Britain. Its proceedings were
published in English and Russian and may be obtained >from the Center for
Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia (see address above) or from
B'Or Ha'Torah, SHAMIR, POB 5749, Jerusalem, Israel (tel: 972-2-642-7521;
fax: 972-2-538-5118; e-mail: bhtorah@netmedia.net.il).
**The Second International Conference "Jews in a Changing World" was held in
Riga on August 25-27, 1997. It presented analyses of contemporary issues
from both modern secular and traditional Jewish perspectives. Lecturers from
8 countries discussed medical ethics; business ethics; culture & religion;
Torah & science; the Holocaust; Jewish Education; and philosophy & Hhstory.
The proceedings of its 55 lectures were published (in Russian) and may
be obtained at above addresses.
***The Third International Conference "Jews in a Changing World" was held in
Riga on October 25-27, 1999. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the
University of Latvia, the conference discussed the lives and contributions
of outstanding Baltic Jewish thinkers and leaders in religion, science,
medicine, and the humanities. There was an extended session on the late Sir
Isaiah Berlin, as well as on the contribution of Latvian Jews to
building the State if Israel. The proceedings of conference lectures
(Russian version) may be obtained at above addresses.

REGISTRATION
There is no registration fee.
TRAVEL
The Riga International Airport receives direct and connected flights by Air
Baltic, SAS, Lufthansa, British Airways, Finnair, Lot, Czech Airlines, and
others. Direct weekly flights >from Ben-Gurion airport (Tel Aviv) are
provided by Latpass Airlines. (For information, contact the Latpass
representative in Tel Aviv, Mr. Mendel Shugal, tel: 03-587-7823).
Visitors entering Latvia by train, bus or car must prepare their visas in
their home countries. Visitors to Latvia >from other Baltic States, the USA,
Israel,
EC and most of Central European countries do not need visas.
Visitors >from the former Soviet Union (outside the Baltic) must prepare
their visas in their home countries, using the special visa invitation forms
provided by the conference organizers. Conference participants who provide
the Organizing Committee with arrival data will be picked up at the airport.
Taxi fare is about $15 >from the airport to Riga center.
FOOD
3 weekday kosher meals may be ordered for approximately $30.
3 Shabbat kosher meals may be ordered for approximately $40.
ACCOMMODATION
Rooms may be reserved upon request. We suggest Hotel Riga (22 Aspazijas
Blvd., reservation by tel: 371-7-044222). Single room-approximately $80;
double room-approximately $120. The hotel is a 5-minute walk >from the
conference site and 10-minute walk >from the synagogue. More economic
accommodation, starting >from ca. $35 a night for a single room, may also be
arranged. If requested in time, it will be possible to recommend cultural
events (tours, concerts, etc.) before and after the conference.
FOR PARTICIPANTS >from FSU AND SOME COUNTRIES
IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE
There are a limited number of grants to cover conference expenses (regular
visa, travel fare via train or bus, decent accommodation in university
dormitory double rooms during the conference >from the afternoon of November
19 to the morning of November 23).
PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE
Monday, November 20
Arrival
Registration
Cultural gathering at the Riga Jewish Community Center
Tuesday, November 21
Conference sessions
Official opening of the conference
Plenary meetings
Wednesday, November 22
Conference sessions
Roundtable discussion
Closing of the conference
Conference dinner
===================================================================
Ruvin Ferber
Dept of Physics University of Latvia
19 Rainis blvd Riga, LV - 1586
Phone +371-7227301 Fax +371-7820113
==================================================================


Researching in Chernigov?? #ukraine

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Does anyone have any information or ideas on accessing external or internal
researchers for archives in Chernigov/Chernihiv, Ukraine, and how research
goes there? Apparently it may be that records for Surazh, Russia may be
there since prior to the Revolution Surazh was part of the Chernigov gubernia.

Thanks,

David Goldman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Researching in Chernigov?? #ukraine

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Does anyone have any information or ideas on accessing external or internal
researchers for archives in Chernigov/Chernihiv, Ukraine, and how research
goes there? Apparently it may be that records for Surazh, Russia may be
there since prior to the Revolution Surazh was part of the Chernigov gubernia.

Thanks,

David Goldman


Need help identifying Holocaust victims #ukraine

shogold@...
 

Dear All,

Does anyone know how I can find out the names of my grandfather's nieces
and nephews who were killed by the Nazis in the summer of 1941? I know
the exact town (Gorodok, in Podolia) and the names of the parents (my
grandfather's sisters and brothers and their spouses) with the exception
of one sister and brother-in-law. I also have a group family photograph
taken in the late twenties or early thirties. This generation of kids
were probably born in the twenties and thirties, making some of them
teens at the time of the German invasion, when everyone was rounded up
into ghettos then taken to the woods and shot. My understanding is that
the murder squads did not record their victim's names as was later done
in the concentration camps, and so I will need to get access to birth and
marriage certificates, probably by hiring a professional to go through
the archives in the Ukraine. Does anyone have a researcher to recommend,
or know of a simpler method? The town has no yizkor book and the
landsmanshaft society is disbanded.

Thanks.

Shoshanna Sanders
New York, NY

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Any referral for researchers should be done privately. Other helpful advice can be posted here.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Need help identifying Holocaust victims #ukraine

shogold@...
 

Dear All,

Does anyone know how I can find out the names of my grandfather's nieces
and nephews who were killed by the Nazis in the summer of 1941? I know
the exact town (Gorodok, in Podolia) and the names of the parents (my
grandfather's sisters and brothers and their spouses) with the exception
of one sister and brother-in-law. I also have a group family photograph
taken in the late twenties or early thirties. This generation of kids
were probably born in the twenties and thirties, making some of them
teens at the time of the German invasion, when everyone was rounded up
into ghettos then taken to the woods and shot. My understanding is that
the murder squads did not record their victim's names as was later done
in the concentration camps, and so I will need to get access to birth and
marriage certificates, probably by hiring a professional to go through
the archives in the Ukraine. Does anyone have a researcher to recommend,
or know of a simpler method? The town has no yizkor book and the
landsmanshaft society is disbanded.

Thanks.

Shoshanna Sanders
New York, NY

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Any referral for researchers should be done privately. Other helpful advice can be posted here.


Polish Massacre #ukraine

roman.vilner@...
 

This is an article >from today's NYTimes. Rather
interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/19/world/19POLA.html

PS The NYTimes requires free registration.

Roman Vilner
Brooklyn, NY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Polish Massacre #ukraine

roman.vilner@...
 

This is an article >from today's NYTimes. Rather
interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/19/world/19POLA.html

PS The NYTimes requires free registration.

Roman Vilner
Brooklyn, NY


ELLIS ISLAND-CASTLE HARBOR #lithuania

theentins <theentins@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about the immigrants to Castle Harbor going online someday as Ellis Island has done. This would pre 1892 when Ellis Island opened and replaced Castle Harbor.

This information concerning immigrants >from about 1870 to 1890 would be of
great significance to many of us whose ancestors arrived in New York during
that period and which arrivals are as yet not indexed.

Jeffrey S. Entin
Fall River, MA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ELLIS ISLAND-CASTLE HARBOR #lithuania

theentins <theentins@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about the immigrants to Castle Harbor going online someday as Ellis Island has done. This would pre 1892 when Ellis Island opened and replaced Castle Harbor.

This information concerning immigrants >from about 1870 to 1890 would be of
great significance to many of us whose ancestors arrived in New York during
that period and which arrivals are as yet not indexed.

Jeffrey S. Entin
Fall River, MA


Re: Griva location #lithuania

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Griva was close to Daugavpils( Dvinsk)in Latvia. Daugavplis is in the
southern part of Latvia near Lithuania. Griva became a suburb of
Daugavpils in modern Latvia and so is not found on the modern maps. Morton
was looking for a Lithuanian connection. Griva was near the Lithuanian
northern border and many ancestors went back and forth between Latvia and
Lithuania.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re:Griva location #lithuania

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Griva was close to Daugavpils( Dvinsk)in Latvia. Daugavplis is in the
southern part of Latvia near Lithuania. Griva became a suburb of
Daugavpils in modern Latvia and so is not found on the modern maps. Morton
was looking for a Lithuanian connection. Griva was near the Lithuanian
northern border and many ancestors went back and forth between Latvia and
Lithuania.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


Re: Where is Griwe? #lithuania

Steve Eller <steve-eller@...>
 

I believe the best possibility for "Griwe in Russland" would be my
family's home town of Griva, Kurland, Latvia. It was a village just
across the river >from Dvinsk. Dvinsk is now known as Daugavpils and has
grown so much that it has swallowed up Griva and made it a neighborhood
in or suburb of Daugavpils. I recall that Griva either has it's own website or a page on the Daugavpils website. Certainly you can
locate it using www.Mapquest.com

Steve Eller
Baltimore MD


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Where is Griwe? #lithuania

Steve Eller <steve-eller@...>
 

I believe the best possibility for "Griwe in Russland" would be my
family's home town of Griva, Kurland, Latvia. It was a village just
across the river >from Dvinsk. Dvinsk is now known as Daugavpils and has
grown so much that it has swallowed up Griva and made it a neighborhood
in or suburb of Daugavpils. I recall that Griva either has it's own website or a page on the Daugavpils website. Certainly you can
locate it using www.Mapquest.com

Steve Eller
Baltimore MD


Need help in Montreal #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Earlier this year, I saw a message stating the following:

<<Fruma Kreanowitz Eliashevich, a survivor living in Montreal, Canada is
searching for two sisters she was close friends with in the Kovno ghetto,
the Riga ghetto, Stutthoff Concentration camp, and Dachau where they were
liberated. She last saw them more than 30 years ago. After the war, they
went to Buffalo, NY and, later on, moved to Atlanta.

The sisters are:
Shulamit Shohat Rosenfeld - her husband's name is not known.
Tsipe (Cipe, Zipe) Shohat Glazer. Her husband's name was Elusa
Glazer. >>

I have located Shulamit Shohat Rosenfeld (now Shirley Rosenfield) here in
Atlanta but now am unable to find the original information on how to contact Fruma Eliashevich in Montreal. I checked the archived messages in Jewishgen and also in the Litvak SIG without success.

If someone in Montreal can tell me how to contact Ms. Eliashevich, I would
appreciate it. Shirley Rosenfield says she would love to renew their
friendship after all these years. Please contact me privately and not through the Digest.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Need help in Montreal #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Earlier this year, I saw a message stating the following:

<<Fruma Kreanowitz Eliashevich, a survivor living in Montreal, Canada is
searching for two sisters she was close friends with in the Kovno ghetto,
the Riga ghetto, Stutthoff Concentration camp, and Dachau where they were
liberated. She last saw them more than 30 years ago. After the war, they
went to Buffalo, NY and, later on, moved to Atlanta.

The sisters are:
Shulamit Shohat Rosenfeld - her husband's name is not known.
Tsipe (Cipe, Zipe) Shohat Glazer. Her husband's name was Elusa
Glazer. >>

I have located Shulamit Shohat Rosenfeld (now Shirley Rosenfield) here in
Atlanta but now am unable to find the original information on how to contact Fruma Eliashevich in Montreal. I checked the archived messages in Jewishgen and also in the Litvak SIG without success.

If someone in Montreal can tell me how to contact Ms. Eliashevich, I would
appreciate it. Shirley Rosenfield says she would love to renew their
friendship after all these years. Please contact me privately and not through the Digest.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com