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Re: Which town is Sebezh (Sebesh) #general

Franz Fankhauser <F.Fankhauser@...>
 

in "Meyers Hand-Atlas", Leipzig/Wien 1900 I find an entry for
Sebesh, a small town about 400 km SSW of St. Petersburg, or about
200km NE of Wilna, but I do not find Sebezh. If you like to hav a
scan, please mail to

F.Fankhauser@fpe.ch
Regards
Franz Fankhauser
Searching
WOLF/SPITZER EISENSTADT
BRILIN FULDA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Which town is Sebezh (Sebesh) #general

Franz Fankhauser <F.Fankhauser@...>
 

in "Meyers Hand-Atlas", Leipzig/Wien 1900 I find an entry for
Sebesh, a small town about 400 km SSW of St. Petersburg, or about
200km NE of Wilna, but I do not find Sebezh. If you like to hav a
scan, please mail to

F.Fankhauser@fpe.ch
Regards
Franz Fankhauser
Searching
WOLF/SPITZER EISENSTADT
BRILIN FULDA


Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG! #belarus

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


David BERGER, 1972 Munich Olympics #general

Seflaum@...
 

I am seeking any information about David Berger, the Israeli weightlifting
champion, who was killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics, or about his family. He
was born in the US in 1944 and won the national youth middleweight
weightlifting championship in the US. After immigrating to Israel, he joined
Maccabi Tel Aviv and won the Israeli national middle heavyweight
championships. He won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Manilla. A memorial
to all the Israeli athletes who were killed in Munich is located at:

http://www.algonet.se/~hatikva/munich/english.html

Thanks in advance for any information.
Happy New Year,
Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


Belarus SIG #Belarus Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG! #belarus

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in the Belarus SIG!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David BERGER, 1972 Munich Olympics #general

Seflaum@...
 

I am seeking any information about David Berger, the Israeli weightlifting
champion, who was killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics, or about his family. He
was born in the US in 1944 and won the national youth middleweight
weightlifting championship in the US. After immigrating to Israel, he joined
Maccabi Tel Aviv and won the Israeli national middle heavyweight
championships. He won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Manilla. A memorial
to all the Israeli athletes who were killed in Munich is located at:

http://www.algonet.se/~hatikva/munich/english.html

Thanks in advance for any information.
Happy New Year,
Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


likely port of entry for Iowa? #general

lindaschu <lindaschu@...>
 

My ggm Feygie Reva WACHMAN (nee KRAMER) emigrated >from Laizuva, Lithuania,
to Pella, Iowa, to join her sister there. I have checked census and city
directories but never found any trace of Jewish families in Pella c. 1900.
What would have been the likely port of entry for Iowa? They then moved to
Montreal.

TIA. Linda Workman Schulein, California.
lindaschu@msn.com
Searching: GOLDMAN, SPILLMAN, STEBERMAN--Bessarabia to England;APT, ROTH,
SCHULEIN, GOLDSCHMIDT, UHLFELDER, UFFENHEIMER, FEUCHTWANGER --Germany;
SOSKIN, SCHANKEN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen likely port of entry for Iowa? #general

lindaschu <lindaschu@...>
 

My ggm Feygie Reva WACHMAN (nee KRAMER) emigrated >from Laizuva, Lithuania,
to Pella, Iowa, to join her sister there. I have checked census and city
directories but never found any trace of Jewish families in Pella c. 1900.
What would have been the likely port of entry for Iowa? They then moved to
Montreal.

TIA. Linda Workman Schulein, California.
lindaschu@msn.com
Searching: GOLDMAN, SPILLMAN, STEBERMAN--Bessarabia to England;APT, ROTH,
SCHULEIN, GOLDSCHMIDT, UHLFELDER, UFFENHEIMER, FEUCHTWANGER --Germany;
SOSKIN, SCHANKEN


Kelme families #lithuania

David Crook <dcrook@...>
 

The Wolpert family of Kelme were friendly with my mother's family, the
Jankelowitzes(name changed to Friedman on arrival in South Africa). My son
married last week and we went to his wife's synagogue, Congregation Beth El
in Highland Park, IL, (northern Chicago). Mr. Wolpert is currently visiting
his daughter here (Rena Maletsky,husband Eric). They are members of this
synagogue, and we spoke of his friendship with my family. My mother was
with me and knows him well. He spoke to me of Kelme and his origins from
Spain through France to Lithuania and South Africa. I had not seen him for
ten years. I am on vacation and will be back in my office on Monday, Jan
4th. Please contact me then. The chances are that I know the Braudes you
are looking for, too.
Sincerely, DAVID CROOK.


At 03:17 AM 12/23/98 EST, you wrote:

Bob Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeissJGS@aol.com

Interested in Kelme, Lithuania
and the families BRAUDE and WOLPERT >from Kelme, Kovno and Kedain
MODERATOR'S NOTE: This, too, appears to be a private response to information posted in the Litvak SIG Digest. All subscribers should note that instead of responding to the Discussion Group as a whole with information that is primarily of interest to one researcher -- rather than to the group as a whole-- copy the message you want to respond to into a new e-mail message and address it to the researcher you want to reach.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kelme families #lithuania

David Crook <dcrook@...>
 

The Wolpert family of Kelme were friendly with my mother's family, the
Jankelowitzes(name changed to Friedman on arrival in South Africa). My son
married last week and we went to his wife's synagogue, Congregation Beth El
in Highland Park, IL, (northern Chicago). Mr. Wolpert is currently visiting
his daughter here (Rena Maletsky,husband Eric). They are members of this
synagogue, and we spoke of his friendship with my family. My mother was
with me and knows him well. He spoke to me of Kelme and his origins from
Spain through France to Lithuania and South Africa. I had not seen him for
ten years. I am on vacation and will be back in my office on Monday, Jan
4th. Please contact me then. The chances are that I know the Braudes you
are looking for, too.
Sincerely, DAVID CROOK.


At 03:17 AM 12/23/98 EST, you wrote:

Bob Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeissJGS@aol.com

Interested in Kelme, Lithuania
and the families BRAUDE and WOLPERT >from Kelme, Kovno and Kedain
MODERATOR'S NOTE: This, too, appears to be a private response to information posted in the Litvak SIG Digest. All subscribers should note that instead of responding to the Discussion Group as a whole with information that is primarily of interest to one researcher -- rather than to the group as a whole-- copy the message you want to respond to into a new e-mail message and address it to the researcher you want to reach.


SHAPIRO from Anyksciai #lithuania

David Shapiro <dshapiro@...>
 

Judy Marcus
Columbia, MD

Researching SIEGEL and SHAPIRO >from Anyksciai; PELOVITZ >from Kupiskis;
MARCUS >from Latvia? Belarus?; SHEFFERMAN >from Kusinev?; LONDON from
Odessa
Have we already discussed the Shapiros? I still don't know the exact town
we lived in. My great grandfather, Joseph Shabsai Shapiro came from
somewhere near Panevyz (or maybe Panevyz itself) in 1888 to Paterson, N.J.
and his father's name was Yeshaiah. His his wife's mother was also a
Shapiro >from the same area, married to Kalman Shmulevitz. If you think
there might be a connection, I have a few more details.

By coincidence, my parents now live in Columbia too, on Thicket Lane.

Sincerely,

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although this is clearly a private message >from one researcher to another -- and should have been sent as such -- it is being included in the Litvak SIG Discussion Group on the chance other subscribers
may be able to recognize any the details of the Shapiro family.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SHAPIRO from Anyksciai #lithuania

David Shapiro <dshapiro@...>
 

Judy Marcus
Columbia, MD

Researching SIEGEL and SHAPIRO >from Anyksciai; PELOVITZ >from Kupiskis;
MARCUS >from Latvia? Belarus?; SHEFFERMAN >from Kusinev?; LONDON from
Odessa
Have we already discussed the Shapiros? I still don't know the exact town
we lived in. My great grandfather, Joseph Shabsai Shapiro came from
somewhere near Panevyz (or maybe Panevyz itself) in 1888 to Paterson, N.J.
and his father's name was Yeshaiah. His his wife's mother was also a
Shapiro >from the same area, married to Kalman Shmulevitz. If you think
there might be a connection, I have a few more details.

By coincidence, my parents now live in Columbia too, on Thicket Lane.

Sincerely,

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although this is clearly a private message >from one researcher to another -- and should have been sent as such -- it is being included in the Litvak SIG Discussion Group on the chance other subscribers
may be able to recognize any the details of the Shapiro family.


Happy New Year to our friends in the LitvakSIG! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in the LitvakSIG!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Happy New Year to our friends in the LitvakSIG! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Happy New Year to our friends in the LitvakSIG!

from the Board of Directors of JewishGen, our volunteers worldwide we
want to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We also want to extend our deep appreciation to all of you who have
supported JewishGen throughout the year with your time, your
creativity, your sharing of information and your financial support.

As we move closer and closer to the new millenium... JewishGen is
being driven by its mission and its commitment to the Jewish
community.. of "preserving our history for future generations".

To this end, JewishGen is launching a series of new projects in 1999,
including JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers, providing an opportunity for all
of us to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and to document and
preserve information pertaining to our ancestral shtetls. We are very
pleased and proud of the team we are assembling, a professional team
of guides and researchers in every major country in Eastern Europe, as
well as a dynamic team of JewishGen volunteers who will be serving as
Group Leaders, assisting participants in their planning and research
prior to departure and who will be available on-site as JewishGen's
hosts. We are finalizing pricing as we speak... and will have further
details available within the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

If you have not visited the online ShtetlSchleppers site, please do...
and if you have an interest in participating be sure to complete the
form at the very end and get it back to us ASAP. Groups are being
formed and space is limited. >from the home page
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down andn click on the
ShtetlSchleppers banner, or go directly to
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


ShtetlSchleppers will provide a unique opportunity to travel on
genealogical tours, visiting the
ancestral villages of our families, culminating in an activity no
other tour offers. Using the latest technology, JewishGen plans to
transfer all documents and information gathered into a single central
electronic storage, management and retrieval system which will be
accessible through the JewishGen web site. (http://www.jewishgen.org)

This is the single element that sets ShtetlSchleppers apart >from all
other tours. Our goal is to insure that Jewish lives, both past and
present, woven into the fabric of social and cultural history, rise
again >from the ashes of the destroyed communities you will be visiting
with JewishGen.

As this new year progresses and we "march" ever so quickly into the
new millenium, there will be no doubt about the role each of us will
have in combining our personal research with the preservation of our
history. It is going to take a concerted effort on all of our parts to
begin the "march", cooperatively and collectively, so together we will
greet the year 2000 with, as one JewishGen'r and survivor recently
wrote, "the most meaningful ex post facto forms of resistance to the
Nazi undertaking in the last twenty years."

To our family and friends around the world... we extend our best
wishes in welcoming in the New Year!

Susan


Lost messages #general

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Since I have had problems with my server during the last week most e-mails
to me have bounced. I haven't got any messages sent to JJDG >from 23
december until now, only the onces send directly to me. So if anyone have
posted a message with specifically interest to me during this period,
please post it again privately to me.

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

Searching:
GOLDBERG: Tapelau, Lithuania; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden
KATZEFF: Tapelau, Lithuania; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm and Gothenburg,
Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland
NEMZOFF: Gub. Vitebsk; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden;
Copenhagen, Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lost messages #general

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Since I have had problems with my server during the last week most e-mails
to me have bounced. I haven't got any messages sent to JJDG >from 23
december until now, only the onces send directly to me. So if anyone have
posted a message with specifically interest to me during this period,
please post it again privately to me.

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

Searching:
GOLDBERG: Tapelau, Lithuania; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden
KATZEFF: Tapelau, Lithuania; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm and Gothenburg,
Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland
NEMZOFF: Gub. Vitebsk; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden;
Copenhagen, Denmark


Re: Chicago mystery - Waldheim cemetery - reinterment ? #general

hubert dubb <hdubb@...>
 

Regarding the moderators note, I suspect the submitter really meant the
Chicago Death Index (available at any FHC.)

Hugh Dubb
Belmont, California

Aubrey Jacobus wrote:

I am in London UK .
Some puzzling questions arise out of the inspection of a headstone by a
net - friend .
The cemetery is Waldheim Chicago Section OBA
a .The SSDI gives death date 24 Aug 1919 but the headstone says 22 Mar
1922.all the graves nearby are c 1922 .
b. The birthdate on the stone and the age recorded in the Waldheim office
would tend to confirm the 1919 date.
c. The Burial Soc on the stone is Order of Brith Abraham - do records
survive ?

Can anyone throw some light here ?

MODERATOR NOTE: Our curiosity has been aroused. Why does a death
in 1919, or even in 1922, show up in the SSDI when Social Security
didn't even exist at the time?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago mystery - Waldheim cemetery - reinterment ? #general

hubert dubb <hdubb@...>
 

Regarding the moderators note, I suspect the submitter really meant the
Chicago Death Index (available at any FHC.)

Hugh Dubb
Belmont, California

Aubrey Jacobus wrote:

I am in London UK .
Some puzzling questions arise out of the inspection of a headstone by a
net - friend .
The cemetery is Waldheim Chicago Section OBA
a .The SSDI gives death date 24 Aug 1919 but the headstone says 22 Mar
1922.all the graves nearby are c 1922 .
b. The birthdate on the stone and the age recorded in the Waldheim office
would tend to confirm the 1919 date.
c. The Burial Soc on the stone is Order of Brith Abraham - do records
survive ?

Can anyone throw some light here ?

MODERATOR NOTE: Our curiosity has been aroused. Why does a death
in 1919, or even in 1922, show up in the SSDI when Social Security
didn't even exist at the time?


Address in Warsaw #general

Don Gallard <dg2286@...>
 

I have a Polish address >from a letter dated 1941. The address reads,
Szlama Icek Rotblatt, 21 Wolynska St., Apt 35, Wasow, Poland. I am
looking for any suggestions as to how I might be able to use this
information to further my Rotblatt family research.

Also much thanks to everyone who responded to my request on cold
mailings. I received a lot of great suggestions and information which
was very helpful.

Cindy Gallard
Denver, Co

Searching: ROTHBLATT, GOODMAN, GREENSPAN - Vystupovici, Ovruch
FELDMAN, HERMAN, GOETELMAN, PODOLSKY - Vinnica, Litin,
LOBATCH - Petadraka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Address in Warsaw #general

Don Gallard <dg2286@...>
 

I have a Polish address >from a letter dated 1941. The address reads,
Szlama Icek Rotblatt, 21 Wolynska St., Apt 35, Wasow, Poland. I am
looking for any suggestions as to how I might be able to use this
information to further my Rotblatt family research.

Also much thanks to everyone who responded to my request on cold
mailings. I received a lot of great suggestions and information which
was very helpful.

Cindy Gallard
Denver, Co

Searching: ROTHBLATT, GOODMAN, GREENSPAN - Vystupovici, Ovruch
FELDMAN, HERMAN, GOETELMAN, PODOLSKY - Vinnica, Litin,
LOBATCH - Petadraka