Date   

Re: "Where in Russia is Griwe?" #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his 04-18-01 message Morton Cohen asked where "Griwe" is. He also said
he was looking for a Lithuanian connection.

Even though the "Griwe" I found is in southeast Latvia rather than in
Lithunia, I suggest that his town is "Griva," or "Grivo," Griwa, also
known as "Grzywka." It situated on the left bank of the Dvina River. The
city of Daugavpils lies opposite. It was known for flour milling and
oilcloth manufacturing. According to my 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer
it had a population of 5,546.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.
04-18-01


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Where in Russia is Griwe?" #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his 04-18-01 message Morton Cohen asked where "Griwe" is. He also said
he was looking for a Lithuanian connection.

Even though the "Griwe" I found is in southeast Latvia rather than in
Lithunia, I suggest that his town is "Griva," or "Grivo," Griwa, also
known as "Grzywka." It situated on the left bank of the Dvina River. The
city of Daugavpils lies opposite. It was known for flour milling and
oilcloth manufacturing. According to my 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer
it had a population of 5,546.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.
04-18-01


Re: PLEN (Re: Surname Help) #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his 04-18-01 Randy Greenspan asked for surname help. Among the list of
relatives I noticed the name "PLEN."

On February 3, 2000, a Colin Plen, who lives, according to his email
address in Africa and the text of his interesting message, sent in a
message to Jewishgen. A search for PLEN in the Discussion Group Archives
should turn up his relatively recent(but perhaps not current) email
address.

For other names listed in the Greenspan message, more discussion group
archive searches should be made. Consulting the Family Finder may also
prove helpful.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.
04-19-01


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PLEN (Re: Surname Help) #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his 04-18-01 Randy Greenspan asked for surname help. Among the list of
relatives I noticed the name "PLEN."

On February 3, 2000, a Colin Plen, who lives, according to his email
address in Africa and the text of his interesting message, sent in a
message to Jewishgen. A search for PLEN in the Discussion Group Archives
should turn up his relatively recent(but perhaps not current) email
address.

For other names listed in the Greenspan message, more discussion group
archive searches should be made. Consulting the Family Finder may also
prove helpful.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.
04-19-01


Pfungstadt and Hassloch/Neustadt, Germany #general

Genealicej@...
 

If anyone possesses books or other information on the Jews in Pfungstadt,
Darmstadt and/or the Jews in Hassloch near Neustadt, would they kindly
contact me.

Thanks.

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom
http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pfungstadt and Hassloch/Neustadt, Germany #general

Genealicej@...
 

If anyone possesses books or other information on the Jews in Pfungstadt,
Darmstadt and/or the Jews in Hassloch near Neustadt, would they kindly
contact me.

Thanks.

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom
http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM


R. Menachem Arieh Zeismer (Reichenberg) of Zaleschiki #general

Rakoff125
 

in the jewishGen Yizkor book link for Zaleschiki I found the following
[Translation of "Zaleshchiki" chapter >from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin ]

"R. Samuel, the son of R. Isaac Dov Margolis, was Zaleshchiki's first
rabbi. He had previously served as the rabbi of Jaslowiec [Pomortsy] and,
according to tradition, was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. In the 1860's
the rabbi was R. Arieh Yuda Leibush Igra, who died in 1870. He was
succeeded by R. Menachem Arieh Zeismer (Reichenberg), son of R. Solomon
Naftali, author of MeAyin Arieh.

In the 1880's, after Reb Menachem went to Cracow to serve as a Hasidic
rebbe for the down-trodden, the rabbi was R. Abraham Teumim, author of
Birchata Avrohom. He was followed in 1896 by his son, R. Zev, author of
Anaf Etz Aroth and rabbi of Bucharest >from 1891 to 1896, who was to serve
the community for almost 50 years. In the late 19th century, a Hasidic
rebbe, Rabbi Shrage Feivush Hager, son of R. Baruch, settled in
Zaleshchiki. The Hasidim in Zaleshchiki were followers of either the Rizhin
dynasty (especially of the Chortkov branch) or of the Viznitz-Kossov
Hasidim. "

My questions are: does anybody know more about Reb Menachem? Why the
surname ZEISMER and REICHENBERG as a parenthetical name? My grandfather
Abraham RIESENBERG [born 1899] and his sibling were born in Zaleschicki
to Beryl RIESENBERG and his wife Clara, possibly BRETTSCHNEIDER. Beryl's
parents, according to Beryl's USA death certificate, were Charles
RIESENBERG and Hinda BERG. Beryl was a Hebrew teacher and very religious.

I am wondering if there is a link to Reb Menachem? Would anybody know
where I could find out? Would Rafi Gruber know, and if so, can someone
please write to me privately with his email address. Thanks.

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MA
seeking ASCHNER-Assakurte,Katlo,Beuthen/Bytom,Danzig,Chorzow [Konigshutte],
Berko,Hradiste,Bratislava,Budapest,Nyitra,Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves,Wien;
GELBERG/LIPSHITZ-Galati;GOLDMAN(N),LANGER -Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves,Bolyar;
Miskolc,Presov; LOW'Y-Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves;,LISSAUER-Losonc, Miskolz;
MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka, Galicia; RAKOFF-Kelce,Russia
RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen R. Menachem Arieh Zeismer (Reichenberg) of Zaleschiki #general

Rakoff125
 

in the jewishGen Yizkor book link for Zaleschiki I found the following
[Translation of "Zaleshchiki" chapter >from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin ]

"R. Samuel, the son of R. Isaac Dov Margolis, was Zaleshchiki's first
rabbi. He had previously served as the rabbi of Jaslowiec [Pomortsy] and,
according to tradition, was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. In the 1860's
the rabbi was R. Arieh Yuda Leibush Igra, who died in 1870. He was
succeeded by R. Menachem Arieh Zeismer (Reichenberg), son of R. Solomon
Naftali, author of MeAyin Arieh.

In the 1880's, after Reb Menachem went to Cracow to serve as a Hasidic
rebbe for the down-trodden, the rabbi was R. Abraham Teumim, author of
Birchata Avrohom. He was followed in 1896 by his son, R. Zev, author of
Anaf Etz Aroth and rabbi of Bucharest >from 1891 to 1896, who was to serve
the community for almost 50 years. In the late 19th century, a Hasidic
rebbe, Rabbi Shrage Feivush Hager, son of R. Baruch, settled in
Zaleshchiki. The Hasidim in Zaleshchiki were followers of either the Rizhin
dynasty (especially of the Chortkov branch) or of the Viznitz-Kossov
Hasidim. "

My questions are: does anybody know more about Reb Menachem? Why the
surname ZEISMER and REICHENBERG as a parenthetical name? My grandfather
Abraham RIESENBERG [born 1899] and his sibling were born in Zaleschicki
to Beryl RIESENBERG and his wife Clara, possibly BRETTSCHNEIDER. Beryl's
parents, according to Beryl's USA death certificate, were Charles
RIESENBERG and Hinda BERG. Beryl was a Hebrew teacher and very religious.

I am wondering if there is a link to Reb Menachem? Would anybody know
where I could find out? Would Rafi Gruber know, and if so, can someone
please write to me privately with his email address. Thanks.

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MA
seeking ASCHNER-Assakurte,Katlo,Beuthen/Bytom,Danzig,Chorzow [Konigshutte],
Berko,Hradiste,Bratislava,Budapest,Nyitra,Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves,Wien;
GELBERG/LIPSHITZ-Galati;GOLDMAN(N),LANGER -Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves,Bolyar;
Miskolc,Presov; LOW'Y-Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves;,LISSAUER-Losonc, Miskolz;
MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka, Galicia; RAKOFF-Kelce,Russia
RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki


Ellis Island Database Experiences #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

I thought I'd post details of my experiences using the new Ellis Island
Database.

First of all, one needs to be **very**, **very** patient in trying to get
into the system. Be prepared to see a screen that says:

Thank you for your interest in the American Family Immigration History
Center at ellisislandrecords.org
Due to an extraordinary number of visitors, we must limit access to the
site.
Please keep trying, or check back later.

Don't despair, simply click the "Back" button on your browser and retry.
The experience is not unlike trying to speed-dial into a radio station to
try and win a prize. However, I think I'm a bit fortunate than most given
that I'm here in Australia and 14 hours ahead of NY, my attempts to access
the database were more successful around 7.00-8.00pm Sydney time which is
around 5.00-6.00am NY time.

I was interested in finding any MEDNICKs that might have gone from
Kamenets-Podolski (or surrounds) in Ukraine to the USA. For my first
attempt I entered the name MEDNICK and when I finally did a get response
back I was a bit despondent in that I only got 8 "hits"! I figured there
had to be something wrong here as there are far more MEDNICKs in the US
than I could ever imagine. By the way, when you do eventually get a
response, the system brings up "Exact Matches", "Close Matches" and
"Alternate spellings" for the name you entered. When I entered "MEDNICK" I
got no "alternate spellings" and 4 "close matches".

I then tried an alternate spelling of the name and entered "MIEDN". This
was a bit more successful, I got no "exact matches" but I did get 33 "close
matches" and 4 "alternate spellings". For all the names that came back I
did a screen print to print out the page.

My next attempt was to use the spelling of "MEDNIK". This one really did
the trick and I got 173 "exact matches" and 31 "close matches". Painfully I
did a screen print of the names that appeared on each of the pages that I
scrolled thru.

One entry caught my eyer and that was for a "Schaje MEDNIK" which gave a
residence of "Kam Podolski Russia". The entry said he arrived in 1904 aged
28. Clicking on the passenger record for this person gave me all his
details including the fact that he was married and the name of the ship he
arrived on and the port >from where the ship departed. At this point you can
also click on the "ship" entry and you'll get the full history of the ship
your ancestor arrived on along with a photo if one is available.

So, after much frustration, I did manage to navigate the system. The only
mystery remaining for me now is where are the details of the Schaje
MEDNIK's family? Did he arrive on his own and his family follow on later?
If so, how come I didn't see any entries that seemed to match his family.

Anyway, I wish everyone good luck with their research using the database
and my advice is be patient and persevere!

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Database Experiences #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

I thought I'd post details of my experiences using the new Ellis Island
Database.

First of all, one needs to be **very**, **very** patient in trying to get
into the system. Be prepared to see a screen that says:

Thank you for your interest in the American Family Immigration History
Center at ellisislandrecords.org
Due to an extraordinary number of visitors, we must limit access to the
site.
Please keep trying, or check back later.

Don't despair, simply click the "Back" button on your browser and retry.
The experience is not unlike trying to speed-dial into a radio station to
try and win a prize. However, I think I'm a bit fortunate than most given
that I'm here in Australia and 14 hours ahead of NY, my attempts to access
the database were more successful around 7.00-8.00pm Sydney time which is
around 5.00-6.00am NY time.

I was interested in finding any MEDNICKs that might have gone from
Kamenets-Podolski (or surrounds) in Ukraine to the USA. For my first
attempt I entered the name MEDNICK and when I finally did a get response
back I was a bit despondent in that I only got 8 "hits"! I figured there
had to be something wrong here as there are far more MEDNICKs in the US
than I could ever imagine. By the way, when you do eventually get a
response, the system brings up "Exact Matches", "Close Matches" and
"Alternate spellings" for the name you entered. When I entered "MEDNICK" I
got no "alternate spellings" and 4 "close matches".

I then tried an alternate spelling of the name and entered "MIEDN". This
was a bit more successful, I got no "exact matches" but I did get 33 "close
matches" and 4 "alternate spellings". For all the names that came back I
did a screen print to print out the page.

My next attempt was to use the spelling of "MEDNIK". This one really did
the trick and I got 173 "exact matches" and 31 "close matches". Painfully I
did a screen print of the names that appeared on each of the pages that I
scrolled thru.

One entry caught my eyer and that was for a "Schaje MEDNIK" which gave a
residence of "Kam Podolski Russia". The entry said he arrived in 1904 aged
28. Clicking on the passenger record for this person gave me all his
details including the fact that he was married and the name of the ship he
arrived on and the port >from where the ship departed. At this point you can
also click on the "ship" entry and you'll get the full history of the ship
your ancestor arrived on along with a photo if one is available.

So, after much frustration, I did manage to navigate the system. The only
mystery remaining for me now is where are the details of the Schaje
MEDNIK's family? Did he arrive on his own and his family follow on later?
If so, how come I didn't see any entries that seemed to match his family.

Anyway, I wish everyone good luck with their research using the database
and my advice is be patient and persevere!

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) #poland #warsaw

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

It is definitely Spring where I live and I hope where you are, too.
The daffodils are out and the tulips are beginning to open, bringing
an abundant display of color, beauty, and renewal.

Spring flowers remind me that soon we will be able to visit
cemeteries to photograph the gravestones or copy their inscriptions.
I would like to remind all of you of the ambitious project to record
all Jewish burials in the JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL REGISTRY
( JOWBR). See the project description at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/>. Instructions on how
to submit data, the Excel template, and donor forms are all at this
site.

Please consider "adopting" a cemetery and recording all the
gravestones in the cemetery or in the landsmanschaft plot. Do let us
know as soon as possible the cemetery that you plan to index so that
we can tell you whether it has been done or is being done by another
person or group. We are also asking for volunteer coordinators for
large cities, states, and countries outside the United States.
Contact Harriet Brown, Administrative Coordinator for the project, at
<hnbrown@gdinet.com> if you want to volunteer.

Remember that this project intends to collect burial data >from
cemeteries worldwide. Therefore, it is important to get projects
started in every country in which Jews resided and died. Another
reminder: we can accept data only >from entire cemeteries or special
plots; we are not set up to accept data >from individual families.

We frequently see messages about cemeteries requiring restoration and
requests for financial assistance to accomplish that goal. Because
JewishGen is a 501 (c)(3) organization operating under clearly
defined guidelines, we cannot support those efforts. However, if
the goal is to document the information found on all tombstones in a
cemetery and to contribute this data toJOWBR and the only way to
photograph and/or read the inscriptions is by cleaning the debris and
the plants that have grown up hiding the stones, then the clean-up
portion of the restoration expense could be covered.

We already have JOWBR projects underway in eastern and central
European cemeteries operating through our SIGs and raising the
necessary funds through their JewishGen-erosity pages. Those
projects can, if necessary, cover the costs of brush cutting,
cleaning stones and in some cases setting the stones upright because
the end goal is to record all the information and make it available
to the JOWBR database. It should be understood that restoration
costs need to be approved in advance by JewishGen to assure that the
major expenses in each project are for data collection. Ongoing
maintenance, however, will need to be funded outside of JewishGen's
fundraising capabilities.

We expect the JOWBR database to be online this summer. It would be
wonderful to have your ancestral data in the initial database.

Best wishes,

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


"Scrolls of Testimony" Specially Priced on the JewishGenMall #warsaw #poland

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Our JewishGen Mall managers are pleased to let you know that the
Presentation Edition of one of the most moving chronicles of the
Holocaust, "Scrolls of Testimony" by the award-winning
Israeli writer Abba Kovner is available at the a very
special price of $79.95 for a limited time only. Normally
this book, written in the Jewish tradition of megillot or scrolls,
retails for $100.

More important than the advantageous price reduction is that this
compelling book...this testimony of the author interwoven with
eyewitness accounts of others, notes and excerpts of poetry
and prose, even last wills and testaments is an almost
liturgical account of the greatest tragedy to befall our
people.

Regarded by many as one of the great masterpieces of Holocaust literature,
"Scrolls of Testimony" took over ten years to research and write. The English
translation was a monumental effort accomplished by Dr. Edward Levenston,
former professor of English linguistics at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.
The haunting paintings are by Samuel Bak, who, like Kovner, is a survivor
of the Vilna Ghetto.

Both the Presentation Issue and the regular edition are truly treasures.
Both are available now at reduced prices

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall

The quickest way to find them is to click on the Browse button on the left
hand side of the Mall page and scroll down to the Specially
Priced section. Click on the words Specially Priced.

"Scrolls of Testimony" in both the Presentation Issue and the regular
edition will be listed. Click on the title for further
information about the book, and if you wish to purchase,
just click on the ADD button which will add the book to
your shopping cart.


Every purchase in the JewishGenMall helps us meet our operations budget, so
when you make a purchase, you are helping JewishGen!

many thanks in advance for visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall

Carol Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Operations


Remembrance Assembly #warsaw #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

You are kindly invited invited on Yom HaShoa, 12 L'Omer, Nisan 27,
5760, April 19th , 2001, to attend the annual Remembrance Assembly to
the Martyrs of Treblinka which will take place at 16:00pm in the
Cemetery of Nachlat Itzhak, Givataiim, Israel.

"Lekol Ish Yesh Shem" (Each Person Has a Name) , reading of the names
of the Holocaust martyrs by the public will start at 15:00 pm.

The assembly will be conducted by Successor Generation Representative
Adv. Moti Kristal.

Among the Speakers will be Rabbi Frenkel and Ada Holtzman

The Remembrance Assembly to the Martyrs of Treblinka is sponsored by the
following organizations: The Municipality of Tel Aviv , t he Ministry
of Education, Center of Information , t he Associations of the Former
Residents of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Joguslavia, France and North Africa
in Israel, the Landsmanschaften of the following Jewish Communities in
Israel:
CHORZELE, CHRZANOW, CZESTOCHOWA, LUBLIN, MAKOW MAZOWIECKI, MINSK -
MAZOWIECKI, MLAWA, OPOCZNO, OSTROWCE, PRASZNIC, RADOM, STARACHOWICE ,-
WIRZEWNIK, SZCZUCIN ,TOMASZOW - MAZOWIECKI, WARSZAWA, WLOCLAWEK, ROZAN,
REMBERTOW, STANISLAWOW,
the Boyscouts Youth Movement ("Hatzofim") of Tel Aviv and
Givataiim, Bnai Akiva - the religious Zionist Youth
Movement, Hayarkon Branch.

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) #poland #warsaw

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

It is definitely Spring where I live and I hope where you are, too.
The daffodils are out and the tulips are beginning to open, bringing
an abundant display of color, beauty, and renewal.

Spring flowers remind me that soon we will be able to visit
cemeteries to photograph the gravestones or copy their inscriptions.
I would like to remind all of you of the ambitious project to record
all Jewish burials in the JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL REGISTRY
( JOWBR). See the project description at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/>. Instructions on how
to submit data, the Excel template, and donor forms are all at this
site.

Please consider "adopting" a cemetery and recording all the
gravestones in the cemetery or in the landsmanschaft plot. Do let us
know as soon as possible the cemetery that you plan to index so that
we can tell you whether it has been done or is being done by another
person or group. We are also asking for volunteer coordinators for
large cities, states, and countries outside the United States.
Contact Harriet Brown, Administrative Coordinator for the project, at
<hnbrown@gdinet.com> if you want to volunteer.

Remember that this project intends to collect burial data >from
cemeteries worldwide. Therefore, it is important to get projects
started in every country in which Jews resided and died. Another
reminder: we can accept data only >from entire cemeteries or special
plots; we are not set up to accept data >from individual families.

We frequently see messages about cemeteries requiring restoration and
requests for financial assistance to accomplish that goal. Because
JewishGen is a 501 (c)(3) organization operating under clearly
defined guidelines, we cannot support those efforts. However, if
the goal is to document the information found on all tombstones in a
cemetery and to contribute this data toJOWBR and the only way to
photograph and/or read the inscriptions is by cleaning the debris and
the plants that have grown up hiding the stones, then the clean-up
portion of the restoration expense could be covered.

We already have JOWBR projects underway in eastern and central
European cemeteries operating through our SIGs and raising the
necessary funds through their JewishGen-erosity pages. Those
projects can, if necessary, cover the costs of brush cutting,
cleaning stones and in some cases setting the stones upright because
the end goal is to record all the information and make it available
to the JOWBR database. It should be understood that restoration
costs need to be approved in advance by JewishGen to assure that the
major expenses in each project are for data collection. Ongoing
maintenance, however, will need to be funded outside of JewishGen's
fundraising capabilities.

We expect the JOWBR database to be online this summer. It would be
wonderful to have your ancestral data in the initial database.

Best wishes,

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland "Scrolls of Testimony" Specially Priced on the JewishGenMall #poland #warsaw

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Our JewishGen Mall managers are pleased to let you know that the
Presentation Edition of one of the most moving chronicles of the
Holocaust, "Scrolls of Testimony" by the award-winning
Israeli writer Abba Kovner is available at the a very
special price of $79.95 for a limited time only. Normally
this book, written in the Jewish tradition of megillot or scrolls,
retails for $100.

More important than the advantageous price reduction is that this
compelling book...this testimony of the author interwoven with
eyewitness accounts of others, notes and excerpts of poetry
and prose, even last wills and testaments is an almost
liturgical account of the greatest tragedy to befall our
people.

Regarded by many as one of the great masterpieces of Holocaust literature,
"Scrolls of Testimony" took over ten years to research and write. The English
translation was a monumental effort accomplished by Dr. Edward Levenston,
former professor of English linguistics at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.
The haunting paintings are by Samuel Bak, who, like Kovner, is a survivor
of the Vilna Ghetto.

Both the Presentation Issue and the regular edition are truly treasures.
Both are available now at reduced prices

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall

The quickest way to find them is to click on the Browse button on the left
hand side of the Mall page and scroll down to the Specially
Priced section. Click on the words Specially Priced.

"Scrolls of Testimony" in both the Presentation Issue and the regular
edition will be listed. Click on the title for further
information about the book, and if you wish to purchase,
just click on the ADD button which will add the book to
your shopping cart.


Every purchase in the JewishGenMall helps us meet our operations budget, so
when you make a purchase, you are helping JewishGen!

many thanks in advance for visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall

Carol Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Operations


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Remembrance Assembly #poland #warsaw

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

You are kindly invited invited on Yom HaShoa, 12 L'Omer, Nisan 27,
5760, April 19th , 2001, to attend the annual Remembrance Assembly to
the Martyrs of Treblinka which will take place at 16:00pm in the
Cemetery of Nachlat Itzhak, Givataiim, Israel.

"Lekol Ish Yesh Shem" (Each Person Has a Name) , reading of the names
of the Holocaust martyrs by the public will start at 15:00 pm.

The assembly will be conducted by Successor Generation Representative
Adv. Moti Kristal.

Among the Speakers will be Rabbi Frenkel and Ada Holtzman

The Remembrance Assembly to the Martyrs of Treblinka is sponsored by the
following organizations: The Municipality of Tel Aviv , t he Ministry
of Education, Center of Information , t he Associations of the Former
Residents of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Joguslavia, France and North Africa
in Israel, the Landsmanschaften of the following Jewish Communities in
Israel:
CHORZELE, CHRZANOW, CZESTOCHOWA, LUBLIN, MAKOW MAZOWIECKI, MINSK -
MAZOWIECKI, MLAWA, OPOCZNO, OSTROWCE, PRASZNIC, RADOM, STARACHOWICE ,-
WIRZEWNIK, SZCZUCIN ,TOMASZOW - MAZOWIECKI, WARSZAWA, WLOCLAWEK, ROZAN,
REMBERTOW, STANISLAWOW,
the Boyscouts Youth Movement ("Hatzofim") of Tel Aviv and
Givataiim, Bnai Akiva - the religious Zionist Youth
Movement, Hayarkon Branch.

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Locating a Grave (cont.) #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

Earlier on I had posted an inquiry about locating a grave at the Mt Judah
Cemetery in NY.

I now understand that the Jewish section actually consists of several
sub-sections that pertain to the burial of people who came >from the same
area/region/town. I was wondering if anyone knows where I might find a
summary of these different sections. For the person I'm trying to locate
I've been told they're buried in an area which has a fence with the name
"Zenkowitzer - Vidalya" on it. I'm wondering if this name isn't in fact a
corruption of the real name of the cemetery area. I know for the fact that
the person I'm trying to locate came >from Kamenets-Podolski in Ukraine and
was part of the Podolia region. Could the name "Vidalya" in fact be
"Podolia"?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


Please help project "The Czarist Voters Duma Lists, Warsaw region, 1907" #poland #warsaw

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Shalom,

The project of translation >from Russian and posting the Duma lists in
JewishGen database site at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/
is nearly completed!
We need your last effort and support so that we can complete it and pay
our translator for all her hard work.

More general information about this type of documents - see at the
following
web pages:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/grodno.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/rechitsa.htm

The duma voters lists are of the men >from the following towns (1907):
Blonie, Gombin, Gostynin, Grojec, Kaluszyn, Kutno, Lowicz, Minsk
Mazowiecki, Mszczonow, Nasielsk, Nieszawa, Plonsk, Pultusk, Radzymin,
Skierniewice, Sochaczew, Warka, Warszawa, Wloclawek, and Zakroczym.
These lists constituted an important source to Alexander Beider's
famous books: "Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Kingdom of Poland"
and "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire (1993)".

The only remaining towns not completed as no funds anymore to pay the
translator are:
Blonie, Kaluszyn, Minsk Mazowiecki, Mszczonow, Nieszawa, Warszawa.

I personally benefitted a lot >from these lists, as I found there the
names of the fathers of both my great grandparents (Gostyninski &
Holcman) and thus, could extend my family tree in one more generation,
unknown to me before. I could also figure out the connection to other
branches of my family in Gombin and Plock, (most of them perished in the
Holocaust) unknown even to my late father Meir Holcman of blessed
memory..
He used to tell me there was another Holcman family in Gombin, but not
his family.
Only after his death and after finding through this document the names
of great great grandfather, I could link to this family, only a branch
of a very large Holcman clan...

Please help us so that those rare lists be posted in JewishGen web site,
accessible to all who care for his roots >from the Poland, Warsaw region,
especially >from those small towns where Genealogical material is so
scarse.

Needless to say the contributions are tax free in USA.

See
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Research.html

I treat this document as another rare genealogical source of the
Jewish existence in Poland, lost and destroyed. Any traces should be
revealed and explored, especially >from those small God-forgotten shtetls
where once we walked...

I hope you can assist in this, and I thank you all very much.

Shalom and Khag Sameakh ve'Kasher,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Shalom Polania... - 23 April 2001] #warsaw #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Invitation to SIG-Polin - 23 April 2001
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 10:15:15 +0200
From: Ada Holtzman <ada01@netvision.net.il>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group digest <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Shalom Polania v'moadim l'simcha...

I am very pleased to invite you once again to the next meeting of the

SIG-Polin of the Israel Genealogy Society (IGS).

Place: Beit Hatanach, 16 Rotschild Blvd. Tel Aviv, Israel

Date: Nissan 30, 5761 - Monday, April 23th' 2001

Time: 19:00

Duration: 1- 2 hours.

Lecturer: Israel Wald

Subjects:
1) Educational ties between Israel and Polish youth. Test case: the A.D.
Gordon Elementary School, Raanana Israel and Tomaszow Mazowiecki Szkolta
Powszechna No 5 & 13, Poland.

2) To Document, to Cherish, to Remember - the Jewish cemetery of
Chrzanow near Krakow.

Admission: Members free; Visitors 15 NIS

Ada Holtzman
Israel Genealogical Society
E-mail: igs@isragen.org.il
IGS Web: http://www.isragen.org.il
IGS SIG POLIN: http://www.isragen.org.il/Inf/SIG_Poland/sig_poland.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating a Grave (cont.) #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

Earlier on I had posted an inquiry about locating a grave at the Mt Judah
Cemetery in NY.

I now understand that the Jewish section actually consists of several
sub-sections that pertain to the burial of people who came >from the same
area/region/town. I was wondering if anyone knows where I might find a
summary of these different sections. For the person I'm trying to locate
I've been told they're buried in an area which has a fence with the name
"Zenkowitzer - Vidalya" on it. I'm wondering if this name isn't in fact a
corruption of the real name of the cemetery area. I know for the fact that
the person I'm trying to locate came >from Kamenets-Podolski in Ukraine and
was part of the Podolia region. Could the name "Vidalya" in fact be
"Podolia"?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)