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NY Times Obits #general

Vivian Kahn
 

You should be able to find the NY Times Obit Index in a nearby library. I
know that they have it in the Oakland and Berkeley libraries. This index
lists the names of persons for whom obits were written as news items by the
newspaper staff. Most of our relatives did not do anything to warrant
obits. Any references were in the paid Death Notices death notices that
appear in every edition of the paper. These notices are pretty easy to
locate--even if all you have is a month of death >from the SSDI records--and
are extremely useful for locating relatives, confirming dates of death, etc.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

You wrote:

Subject: GREENSPAN/MARION--NY Times Obituary help
From: "Laur" <jborman@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:25:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 25

I am trying to find an obituary of a relative, Maury Greenspan aka George
Marion, who died in the 1950s. I am told that the obituary was written up
in the New York Times. Is there anyone who has access to the NY Obituary
Index who'd be willing to help out? Maury was a friend of the writer,
Howard Fast. Thank you so much. Please reply to jborman@...

Jim Borman
Indianapolis, IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Times Obits #general

Vivian Kahn
 

You should be able to find the NY Times Obit Index in a nearby library. I
know that they have it in the Oakland and Berkeley libraries. This index
lists the names of persons for whom obits were written as news items by the
newspaper staff. Most of our relatives did not do anything to warrant
obits. Any references were in the paid Death Notices death notices that
appear in every edition of the paper. These notices are pretty easy to
locate--even if all you have is a month of death >from the SSDI records--and
are extremely useful for locating relatives, confirming dates of death, etc.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

You wrote:

Subject: GREENSPAN/MARION--NY Times Obituary help
From: "Laur" <jborman@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:25:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 25

I am trying to find an obituary of a relative, Maury Greenspan aka George
Marion, who died in the 1950s. I am told that the obituary was written up
in the New York Times. Is there anyone who has access to the NY Obituary
Index who'd be willing to help out? Maury was a friend of the writer,
Howard Fast. Thank you so much. Please reply to jborman@...

Jim Borman
Indianapolis, IN


PODEMBITZER, HUNGARY #general

Seymour Scharf <sscharfwhitestone@...>
 

My gf, Samuel Klein, was born in Podembitaer, Hungary in 1863. I cannot
find any reference to this town in the shetl finder. I know that there was
a Podembitzer Benevolent Society, and there is a large section belonging to
them in the old Montefiore Cemetary in Springfield Gardens in Queens, NYC.
He married Henrietta HARTMAN of Dubrecen, and they came to the USA in the
late 1880's and had 9 children born here.Does anyone know of this town, or
have any information about either grandparent?

Seymour Scharf
Whitestone, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PODEMBITZER, HUNGARY #general

Seymour Scharf <sscharfwhitestone@...>
 

My gf, Samuel Klein, was born in Podembitaer, Hungary in 1863. I cannot
find any reference to this town in the shetl finder. I know that there was
a Podembitzer Benevolent Society, and there is a large section belonging to
them in the old Montefiore Cemetary in Springfield Gardens in Queens, NYC.
He married Henrietta HARTMAN of Dubrecen, and they came to the USA in the
late 1880's and had 9 children born here.Does anyone know of this town, or
have any information about either grandparent?

Seymour Scharf
Whitestone, NY


Hebrew names tied to festivals? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 99-03-03 17:41:54 EST, jrw@... writes:

<< Concerning Tisha B'Av, Jonina offered the opinion that Tisha B'Av is 9 AV
but naming a child probably not appropriate for this date.

It's my understanding that since the name of the month is actually Menahem-
Av, and the Menahem part of the name stresses comfort or consolation, the
names Menahem and for a girl Nehama are sometimes given to children having
birthdates in Av. >>

==I think this may be a confusion. The correct name for the month we call
Heshvan is actuall Marcheshvan (most of our months have names >from old
Persian. Av, however, is Av. Which by pure chance happens to mean "father"
in Hebrew. Many people, therefore, give that month of terrible destruction in
so many generations, the name "Menachem Av"--Father comforts [us].

from there is is easy to understand why children born in that month often have
the name Menachem, or Nechama, or Nachman (these names are commonly tagged on
as a second name). It is more likely that this will be done if the child is
born between the 1st and the 10th of the month, especially on the 1st, 8th,
9th or 10th.

==These names are also given when there has been a recent death in the family.
If the child's father died before it was born, the child may be given the
father's name and Menachem coupled as a pair.

==On the Hanukka comment posed by someone else. Maccabees is not included in
the Jewish canon (it survives only as back translations >from the Septuagint).
Most traditional Jews, before the period of Haskala would know the name only
of Mattityahu (Matthew), and that would be the only name likely to be given to
a child. John is not, of course a Hebrew name; it is an English mutation of
a Latin mutation of a Greek transliteration for the Hebrew Yehonotan (know in
English as Jonathan).

==It is a popular Hebrew name and we need not apologize that other faiths have
incorporated Hebrew names into their literature (after all, the Scriptures
tell us that Moses was originally an Egyption name!)

==I am not as convinced that personasl names were chosen in honor of the
week's Torah or Hafora reading as often as Jonina suggests.

==We should be very careful no to make assumptions about names drawn from
scriptural passages or Jewish holidays. A man may be named Pesach because he
was born Pesach; his grandon born in January and a nephew July will be called
Pesach after him, as will their decendants born in January or December.
Perhaps one percent of our ancestors, probably a lot fewer, will have a name
associated with their own birthdates!

==I think, given the odds, we cannot determine >from the name when a child was
born, and NOT having the name coincide with the week's scriptural readings can
most cetainly NOT give any information about when the child was not born.
About the only thing we can do is, when we find the name-date association, to
sit down with a smile and say "so that's where the name came from."

Michael Bernet, New York

BERNET, BERNAERTH, etc, JONDORF: Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
FRENSDORFF/FRENZDORF:Frensdorf, Hamburg, Hanover
BAMBERGER: ancestors of the Wurzburger Rov
WOLFF, Aron: Pfungstadt/Fkfrt, Babette GOLDSCHMIDT: Homburg/Fkfrt;
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
WOLFF, Sali: b Fkfrt ca 1865, d Rot'dam or victim of Dr. Petiot,Paris) 1942


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew names tied to festivals? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 99-03-03 17:41:54 EST, jrw@... writes:

<< Concerning Tisha B'Av, Jonina offered the opinion that Tisha B'Av is 9 AV
but naming a child probably not appropriate for this date.

It's my understanding that since the name of the month is actually Menahem-
Av, and the Menahem part of the name stresses comfort or consolation, the
names Menahem and for a girl Nehama are sometimes given to children having
birthdates in Av. >>

==I think this may be a confusion. The correct name for the month we call
Heshvan is actuall Marcheshvan (most of our months have names >from old
Persian. Av, however, is Av. Which by pure chance happens to mean "father"
in Hebrew. Many people, therefore, give that month of terrible destruction in
so many generations, the name "Menachem Av"--Father comforts [us].

from there is is easy to understand why children born in that month often have
the name Menachem, or Nechama, or Nachman (these names are commonly tagged on
as a second name). It is more likely that this will be done if the child is
born between the 1st and the 10th of the month, especially on the 1st, 8th,
9th or 10th.

==These names are also given when there has been a recent death in the family.
If the child's father died before it was born, the child may be given the
father's name and Menachem coupled as a pair.

==On the Hanukka comment posed by someone else. Maccabees is not included in
the Jewish canon (it survives only as back translations >from the Septuagint).
Most traditional Jews, before the period of Haskala would know the name only
of Mattityahu (Matthew), and that would be the only name likely to be given to
a child. John is not, of course a Hebrew name; it is an English mutation of
a Latin mutation of a Greek transliteration for the Hebrew Yehonotan (know in
English as Jonathan).

==It is a popular Hebrew name and we need not apologize that other faiths have
incorporated Hebrew names into their literature (after all, the Scriptures
tell us that Moses was originally an Egyption name!)

==I am not as convinced that personasl names were chosen in honor of the
week's Torah or Hafora reading as often as Jonina suggests.

==We should be very careful no to make assumptions about names drawn from
scriptural passages or Jewish holidays. A man may be named Pesach because he
was born Pesach; his grandon born in January and a nephew July will be called
Pesach after him, as will their decendants born in January or December.
Perhaps one percent of our ancestors, probably a lot fewer, will have a name
associated with their own birthdates!

==I think, given the odds, we cannot determine >from the name when a child was
born, and NOT having the name coincide with the week's scriptural readings can
most cetainly NOT give any information about when the child was not born.
About the only thing we can do is, when we find the name-date association, to
sit down with a smile and say "so that's where the name came from."

Michael Bernet, New York

BERNET, BERNAERTH, etc, JONDORF: Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
FRENSDORFF/FRENZDORF:Frensdorf, Hamburg, Hanover
BAMBERGER: ancestors of the Wurzburger Rov
WOLFF, Aron: Pfungstadt/Fkfrt, Babette GOLDSCHMIDT: Homburg/Fkfrt;
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth
WOLFF, Sali: b Fkfrt ca 1865, d Rot'dam or victim of Dr. Petiot,Paris) 1942


Index to AVOTAYNU available on Web #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <garymokotoff@...>
 

An index to all AVOTAYNU articles >from 1985-1998 is now available
on the Web. It identifies the more than 2,500 articles that have
appeared in AVOTAYNU to date categorized into some 60 countries and
9 topical sections. The topical sections are Book Reviews,
Computers, General, Holocaust, LDS (Mormon) Family History Library,
Methodology, Rabbinic, Seminars, Sephardic. The data can be viewed
at http://www.avotaynu.com/indexsum.htm. There is the option to
download the entire index.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Index to AVOTAYNU available on Web #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <garymokotoff@...>
 

An index to all AVOTAYNU articles >from 1985-1998 is now available
on the Web. It identifies the more than 2,500 articles that have
appeared in AVOTAYNU to date categorized into some 60 countries and
9 topical sections. The topical sections are Book Reviews,
Computers, General, Holocaust, LDS (Mormon) Family History Library,
Methodology, Rabbinic, Seminars, Sephardic. The data can be viewed
at http://www.avotaynu.com/indexsum.htm. There is the option to
download the entire index.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu


Brooklyn synagogue #general

Roberta Berman <danber@...>
 

My grandparents lived on Bay 29th Street near Benson Avenue in Brooklyn
from 1924 through the 1950's.
What synagogue might they have attended?
TIA,
Roberta

Roberta Wagner Berman
San Diego, CA

Searching: CHAMEIDES >from Galicia; LAZNICHI, WAPNIEWSKI >from Lomza.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brooklyn synagogue #general

Roberta Berman <danber@...>
 

My grandparents lived on Bay 29th Street near Benson Avenue in Brooklyn
from 1924 through the 1950's.
What synagogue might they have attended?
TIA,
Roberta

Roberta Wagner Berman
San Diego, CA

Searching: CHAMEIDES >from Galicia; LAZNICHI, WAPNIEWSKI >from Lomza.


Why Buenos Aires? #general

Kenneth J. <kshapiro@...>
 

Why was Argentina such a hot spot for jews (and nazis), as
opposed to other South American countries?

Ken Shapiro


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Why Buenos Aires? #general

Kenneth J. <kshapiro@...>
 

Why was Argentina such a hot spot for jews (and nazis), as
opposed to other South American countries?

Ken Shapiro


Darshinishok #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In reply to Dora Rees' question about Darshunishok, the SIG has recently
acquired the 1858 revision list for this town, as well as those for other
Trakai district towns. I would recommend a donation to the Trakai district
research group, which will give you the quickest access to this information.
(Donors of more than $100 will receive a personal copy of the database before
the data is entered into the LitvakSIG database). As always, donations should
be sent to Peggy Freedman, LitvakSIG treasurer, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta,
GA 30328. Mention "Trakai group" in the memo field. If you have any questions
or want further details, please contact me directly.
Eric Goldstein
ELGOLD1@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Darshinishok #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

In reply to Dora Rees' question about Darshunishok, the SIG has recently
acquired the 1858 revision list for this town, as well as those for other
Trakai district towns. I would recommend a donation to the Trakai district
research group, which will give you the quickest access to this information.
(Donors of more than $100 will receive a personal copy of the database before
the data is entered into the LitvakSIG database). As always, donations should
be sent to Peggy Freedman, LitvakSIG treasurer, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta,
GA 30328. Mention "Trakai group" in the memo field. If you have any questions
or want further details, please contact me directly.
Eric Goldstein
ELGOLD1@...


USHMM symposium on Baltic Shoah #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 23
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Perspectives on Indigenous Collaboration in the Baltic
States During the German Occupation

The symposium will focus on discussion and will
exchange information on new archival sources relating to
the Holocaust and how they affect our understanding
of, and encourage the development of, new
perspectives on the nature of indigenous collaboration
in the Baltic States. The symposium is made
possible by a generous grant >from the Carl Frohm
Memorial Foundation.

Helena Rubinstein Auditorium

9–11 a.m.

Session I

Five researchers offer their perspectives on
indigenous collaboration in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
during the German occupation.

Ruth Bettina Birn, Chief Historian, War Crimes and
Crimes Against Humanity Unit,

Canadian Department of Justice

Andrew Ezergailis, Professor of History, Ithaca
College

Michael McQueen, Chief, Investigative Research, Office
of Special Investigations,

U.S. Department of Justice

Saulius Suziedelis, Professor of History, Millersville
University

Anton Weiss-Wendt, MA Student in Modern Jewish
History, New York University

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Session II

Survivors of the Holocaust offer
different perspectives on indigenous
collaboration in

Latvia during the German
occupation.

Edward Anders, Professor Emeritus
of Chemistry, University of Chicago

George Schwab, President, National
Committee on American Foreign Policy

Lewis Schloss

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Session III

Steven Springfield, President of the Jewish Survivors
of Latvia, delivers a closing presentation on his
experiences during the Holocaust.

register



TUESDAY, MARCH 30
12:30 – 2 p.m.
NOONTIME PRESENTATION

The Role of Dimiter Peshev in Halting the Deportation
of the Jews of Bulgaria

Gabriele Nissim, journalist; author of L’uomo Che
Fermo Hitler: La Storia di Dimitar Pesev Che Salvo Gli
Ebrei Di Una Nazione Intera (The Man Who Stopped
Hitler in His Tracks: The Story of Dimiter Peshev,
Who Saved the Jews of a Single Country) and Ebrei
Invisibili: I Soppravvissuti Dell’ Europa Orientale dal
Comunismo a Oggi (Invisible Jews, the Eastern European
Survivors >from Communism to Our Time). Mr.
Nissim is a regular contributor to Il Giornale,
Panorama, Il Mondo, and Corriere della Sera.

Conference Room, Fifth Floor

register


All programs of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are free
unless otherwise noted. To register for programs of the
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, please call (202) 488-6162.

Street parking is limited.
Metro: Take the Orange or Blue line to Smithsonian Station,
Independence Avenue exit.

Please use the Raoul Wallenberg Place entrance after 5:30 p.m.

Audio/video recording and flash photography are not permitted.

The Museum strives to make all its programs accessible.
--
Dr Saul Issroff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania USHMM symposium on Baltic Shoah #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 23
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Perspectives on Indigenous Collaboration in the Baltic
States During the German Occupation

The symposium will focus on discussion and will
exchange information on new archival sources relating to
the Holocaust and how they affect our understanding
of, and encourage the development of, new
perspectives on the nature of indigenous collaboration
in the Baltic States. The symposium is made
possible by a generous grant >from the Carl Frohm
Memorial Foundation.

Helena Rubinstein Auditorium

9–11 a.m.

Session I

Five researchers offer their perspectives on
indigenous collaboration in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
during the German occupation.

Ruth Bettina Birn, Chief Historian, War Crimes and
Crimes Against Humanity Unit,

Canadian Department of Justice

Andrew Ezergailis, Professor of History, Ithaca
College

Michael McQueen, Chief, Investigative Research, Office
of Special Investigations,

U.S. Department of Justice

Saulius Suziedelis, Professor of History, Millersville
University

Anton Weiss-Wendt, MA Student in Modern Jewish
History, New York University

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Session II

Survivors of the Holocaust offer
different perspectives on indigenous
collaboration in

Latvia during the German
occupation.

Edward Anders, Professor Emeritus
of Chemistry, University of Chicago

George Schwab, President, National
Committee on American Foreign Policy

Lewis Schloss

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Session III

Steven Springfield, President of the Jewish Survivors
of Latvia, delivers a closing presentation on his
experiences during the Holocaust.

register



TUESDAY, MARCH 30
12:30 – 2 p.m.
NOONTIME PRESENTATION

The Role of Dimiter Peshev in Halting the Deportation
of the Jews of Bulgaria

Gabriele Nissim, journalist; author of L’uomo Che
Fermo Hitler: La Storia di Dimitar Pesev Che Salvo Gli
Ebrei Di Una Nazione Intera (The Man Who Stopped
Hitler in His Tracks: The Story of Dimiter Peshev,
Who Saved the Jews of a Single Country) and Ebrei
Invisibili: I Soppravvissuti Dell’ Europa Orientale dal
Comunismo a Oggi (Invisible Jews, the Eastern European
Survivors >from Communism to Our Time). Mr.
Nissim is a regular contributor to Il Giornale,
Panorama, Il Mondo, and Corriere della Sera.

Conference Room, Fifth Floor

register


All programs of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are free
unless otherwise noted. To register for programs of the
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, please call (202) 488-6162.

Street parking is limited.
Metro: Take the Orange or Blue line to Smithsonian Station,
Independence Avenue exit.

Please use the Raoul Wallenberg Place entrance after 5:30 p.m.

Audio/video recording and flash photography are not permitted.

The Museum strives to make all its programs accessible.
--
Dr Saul Issroff


Emigrants from Darsuniskis, Lith. #lithuania

Bobbieponn@...
 

There was (is) a well known man in Boston named Bernie Garber..There is a
Travel agency by that name and he wrote a column for the Jewish Advocate
(Boston) for many years. He also ran a driving school which is where my
husband learned to drive in the late 40's or early 50's. I believe his Travel
agency is in Brookline (a Boston suburb). You should have no trouble finding
this family if it is indeed yours.

Roberta Ponn
Jackson, Michigan


Re: Haraditch/Harditch, Lithuania #lithuania

tunkelr@...
 

FYI. Small village Gorodische, "ropoguw,e" is located about 100 km to
South >from Vilno (60 km >from Lithuanian border), only 10 km up North from
Baranovichi City, Belorussia.

Roman Tunkel
tunkelr@...
Hartford, CT, USA
Searching for TUNKEL / TOONKEL - WORLDWIDE.

*************************************************************************

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999 14:38:10 -0500 "Randell B. Weiss"
<rbweiss@...> writes:>Howard Sherman <HSHERMAN1@...>
wrote Mon, 1 Mar 1999 12:32
Re: Haraditch/Harditch, Lithuania :>>Ancestors hail >from this town but I
can find no trace of it. Is it a>>suburb of a larger town?


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Emigrants from Darsuniskis, Lith. #lithuania

Bobbieponn@...
 

There was (is) a well known man in Boston named Bernie Garber..There is a
Travel agency by that name and he wrote a column for the Jewish Advocate
(Boston) for many years. He also ran a driving school which is where my
husband learned to drive in the late 40's or early 50's. I believe his Travel
agency is in Brookline (a Boston suburb). You should have no trouble finding
this family if it is indeed yours.

Roberta Ponn
Jackson, Michigan


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Haraditch/Harditch, Lithuania #lithuania

tunkelr@...
 

FYI. Small village Gorodische, "ropoguw,e" is located about 100 km to
South >from Vilno (60 km >from Lithuanian border), only 10 km up North from
Baranovichi City, Belorussia.

Roman Tunkel
tunkelr@...
Hartford, CT, USA
Searching for TUNKEL / TOONKEL - WORLDWIDE.

*************************************************************************

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999 14:38:10 -0500 "Randell B. Weiss"
<rbweiss@...> writes:>Howard Sherman <HSHERMAN1@...>
wrote Mon, 1 Mar 1999 12:32
Re: Haraditch/Harditch, Lithuania :>>Ancestors hail >from this town but I
can find no trace of it. Is it a>>suburb of a larger town?