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Re: dressmaking #austria-czech

Eva Lawrence
 

Does Lorraine Bertelsen know whether her Zipper family bore any
responsibility for the invention of the zip fastener? I don't think this is
as unlikely as it may seem at first glance, remembering Mr Biro, also >from
Czechoslovakia.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


Re: Dressmaking #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I don't have apprenticeship records, but I do have some beautiful
dress designs made by my grandmother's friend Steffi HIRSCHENHAUSER,
who escaped to Sweden, I think. My grandmother bought a portfolio of
designs >from her after the war as a way to help her old friend. Now I
have them framed and on our walls and everyone who sees them loves them.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re:dressmaking #austria-czech

Eva Lawrence
 

Does Lorraine Bertelsen know whether her Zipper family bore any
responsibility for the invention of the zip fastener? I don't think this is
as unlikely as it may seem at first glance, remembering Mr Biro, also >from
Czechoslovakia.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Dressmaking #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I don't have apprenticeship records, but I do have some beautiful
dress designs made by my grandmother's friend Steffi HIRSCHENHAUSER,
who escaped to Sweden, I think. My grandmother bought a portfolio of
designs >from her after the war as a way to help her old friend. Now I
have them framed and on our walls and everyone who sees them loves them.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


JGSMI Program #general

David Goldis <d.goldis@...>
 

David Goldis
d.goldis@...

Jewish Refugees Of The Middle East
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Holocaust Memorial Center
Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI

Barbara Moretsky, President of StandWithUs-Michigan, will introduce our
speakers, Celia Romm Livermore and Sylvie Salei and the project that
began following the passage of a Law by the Knesset that will annually
designate November 30 for commemoration of the flight of Jews >from Arab
lands, Iran and North Africa.

Celia Romm Livermore is a descendant of Holocaust survivors and spent
much her early life with her family in Beer-Sheva. The experience of
living in a community dominated by Jewish immigrants >from Arab lands led
to her interest in sharing their story. After serving in the IDF, she
received a Masters Degree and eventually her PhD >from the University of
Toronto. Since 2001, Celia has been a tenured Professor of Information
Systems Management at Wayne State University.

Sylvie Salei is a Sephardic Jew who was born in Tunisia. She settled
with her family in Paris after their expulsion >from Tunis, which is
central to her story. Later, Sylvie moved to Israel, where she married
an Israeli citizen of Ashkenazi background. When Sylvie moved to
Michigan, she became a U.S. citizen. She is the owner of Sylvie's Day
Spa in Farmington Hills. Sylvie's daughter lives in New York and her
son lives in Las Vegas. She has expertise in French, Arabic and Hebrew.

Refreshments will be served
Members Free
Guests $5.00

RSVP www.jgsmi.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSMI Program #general

David Goldis <d.goldis@...>
 

David Goldis
d.goldis@...

Jewish Refugees Of The Middle East
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Holocaust Memorial Center
Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI

Barbara Moretsky, President of StandWithUs-Michigan, will introduce our
speakers, Celia Romm Livermore and Sylvie Salei and the project that
began following the passage of a Law by the Knesset that will annually
designate November 30 for commemoration of the flight of Jews >from Arab
lands, Iran and North Africa.

Celia Romm Livermore is a descendant of Holocaust survivors and spent
much her early life with her family in Beer-Sheva. The experience of
living in a community dominated by Jewish immigrants >from Arab lands led
to her interest in sharing their story. After serving in the IDF, she
received a Masters Degree and eventually her PhD >from the University of
Toronto. Since 2001, Celia has been a tenured Professor of Information
Systems Management at Wayne State University.

Sylvie Salei is a Sephardic Jew who was born in Tunisia. She settled
with her family in Paris after their expulsion >from Tunis, which is
central to her story. Later, Sylvie moved to Israel, where she married
an Israeli citizen of Ashkenazi background. When Sylvie moved to
Michigan, she became a U.S. citizen. She is the owner of Sylvie's Day
Spa in Farmington Hills. Sylvie's daughter lives in New York and her
son lives in Las Vegas. She has expertise in French, Arabic and Hebrew.

Refreshments will be served
Members Free
Guests $5.00

RSVP www.jgsmi.org


Press Release - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Program: "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust" #general

events@...
 

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters in the book Out of
Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust will speak at the Sunday,
Oct. 26, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.
The presentation, led by JGSI member Walter Reed, who was a hidden child
and contributed a chapter in the book, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple
Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, Ill.

Polish-born Ida Kersz of Skokie and her twin brother, Adam Paluch of
Mundelein, will relate their years-long search for each other; and
Sheila Gerber, of Wilmette and born in Kaunas, Lithuania, will tell her
discovery that her 'father' was really her uncle. Each will relate how
being hidden and saved meant that they had to re-create their past and
search for family members after the Holocaust. The authors will answer
questions after the presentation.

Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, published by
Northwestern University Press, is a compilation of the gripping personal
survival stories of 24 Chicago-area residents, all members of the Hidden
Children of Chicago organization.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins. For more information, visit
http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Press Release - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Program: "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust" #general

events@...
 

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters in the book Out of
Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust will speak at the Sunday,
Oct. 26, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.
The presentation, led by JGSI member Walter Reed, who was a hidden child
and contributed a chapter in the book, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple
Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, Ill.

Polish-born Ida Kersz of Skokie and her twin brother, Adam Paluch of
Mundelein, will relate their years-long search for each other; and
Sheila Gerber, of Wilmette and born in Kaunas, Lithuania, will tell her
discovery that her 'father' was really her uncle. Each will relate how
being hidden and saved meant that they had to re-create their past and
search for family members after the Holocaust. The authors will answer
questions after the presentation.

Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, published by
Northwestern University Press, is a compilation of the gripping personal
survival stories of 24 Chicago-area residents, all members of the Hidden
Children of Chicago organization.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins. For more information, visit
http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.


Re: Sons exempt from Russian draft #general

Ted Gostin <tgostin@...>
 

Marv,

Saw your message on JewishGen with a question about sons exempt >from the
Russian draft.

I think the problem is your assumption that "oldest" son was exempt >from the
draft. As far as I know, this was not true. However, "only" sons were
exempt >from the draft, under the assumption that they might be the sole
source of support for parents. It was for this reason that sometimes a
family with more than one son would give a son away in adoption to a family
with no sons (at least "officially") so that he would become an "only" son
and therefore be exempt >from the draft.

This exemption doesn't seem to be very clearly explained in most sources
I've read, but is often referred to as if it were widely know. It is only
briefly referred to in Stanislawski's book _Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews_,
when he discusses ways the Jews tried to avoid the draft. I'm sure it is
better explained in Russian law books and Russian-language books on military
history, but as far as I know, no one in the Jewish genealogical community
has translated any official source explaining the exemption.

So it should not be a surprise that an oldest son appeared in a draft list,
since that status did not exempt him >from the draft. It was status as an
"only" son that would provide that exemption.

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-1321
tedgostin@...
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Draftee Lists; Russian Empire
From: Marv Goldberg <marvy42@...>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:06:16 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

A general question about draftee lists in the Russian Empire. If it's
true, as I've read, that the oldest son was exempt >from the draft, would
he still appear on a draftee list (which I assume was a list of persons
the military was looking for)?
snip...........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sons exempt from Russian draft #general

Ted Gostin <tgostin@...>
 

Marv,

Saw your message on JewishGen with a question about sons exempt >from the
Russian draft.

I think the problem is your assumption that "oldest" son was exempt >from the
draft. As far as I know, this was not true. However, "only" sons were
exempt >from the draft, under the assumption that they might be the sole
source of support for parents. It was for this reason that sometimes a
family with more than one son would give a son away in adoption to a family
with no sons (at least "officially") so that he would become an "only" son
and therefore be exempt >from the draft.

This exemption doesn't seem to be very clearly explained in most sources
I've read, but is often referred to as if it were widely know. It is only
briefly referred to in Stanislawski's book _Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews_,
when he discusses ways the Jews tried to avoid the draft. I'm sure it is
better explained in Russian law books and Russian-language books on military
history, but as far as I know, no one in the Jewish genealogical community
has translated any official source explaining the exemption.

So it should not be a surprise that an oldest son appeared in a draft list,
since that status did not exempt him >from the draft. It was status as an
"only" son that would provide that exemption.

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-1321
tedgostin@...
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Draftee Lists; Russian Empire
From: Marv Goldberg <marvy42@...>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:06:16 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

A general question about draftee lists in the Russian Empire. If it's
true, as I've read, that the oldest son was exempt >from the draft, would
he still appear on a draftee list (which I assume was a list of persons
the military was looking for)?
snip...........


FREUDIGER #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out when/where Phillipp (Pinchas) von FREUDIGER who
tesitfied in the Eichmann trial in 1964 died.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic FREUDIGER #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out when/where Phillipp (Pinchas) von FREUDIGER who
tesitfied in the Eichmann trial in 1964 died.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Vilnius Vital Records, 1919-1940 #lithuania

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group has begun an exciting new project.
We will be translating the vital records for the City of Vilnius >from
1919 to 1940.

This is a complicated time period – Vilnius was governed by Poland
during this period, but the records are held in the Lithuanian State
Historical Archives. Towards the end of the period, war had already
begun in Europe, and refugees >from many places were living in Vilnius.

I've extracted an abbreviated time line and posted it here.

http://goo.gl/z4KHsB

Because of Privacy laws in the European Union, we will not be able to
translate the birth records until 100 years have passed, but we can
begin immediately working on the marriage and death records.We have
already received the first batch of records: marriage, divorce, and
death records for 1919, 1920, and 1921.These records are on our
Shutterfly website, available to family historians who have contributed
$100 to this translation project.

These records give proof to the diversity and vibrancy of the city of
Vilnius - the marriage and death records include people born all over
Europe. The people who were married in this period are likely to be the
same people caught up in the Holocaust.

I have posted a list of the surnames and a list of places extracted >from
these vital records in a file called “Extracted Surnames” posted at:

http://goo.gl/ge80Y0

If you would like to help us remember the Jews of Vilnius during the
Interwar Period, please make a contribution to this project on our
secure website at:

http://litvaksig.org/contribute

Anyone donating US$100 or more will receive access to our Shutterfly
library of translated records for five years.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Vital Records, 1919-1940 #lithuania

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group has begun an exciting new project.
We will be translating the vital records for the City of Vilnius >from
1919 to 1940.

This is a complicated time period – Vilnius was governed by Poland
during this period, but the records are held in the Lithuanian State
Historical Archives. Towards the end of the period, war had already
begun in Europe, and refugees >from many places were living in Vilnius.

I've extracted an abbreviated time line and posted it here.

http://goo.gl/z4KHsB

Because of Privacy laws in the European Union, we will not be able to
translate the birth records until 100 years have passed, but we can
begin immediately working on the marriage and death records.We have
already received the first batch of records: marriage, divorce, and
death records for 1919, 1920, and 1921.These records are on our
Shutterfly website, available to family historians who have contributed
$100 to this translation project.

These records give proof to the diversity and vibrancy of the city of
Vilnius - the marriage and death records include people born all over
Europe. The people who were married in this period are likely to be the
same people caught up in the Holocaust.

I have posted a list of the surnames and a list of places extracted >from
these vital records in a file called “Extracted Surnames” posted at:

http://goo.gl/ge80Y0

If you would like to help us remember the Jews of Vilnius during the
Interwar Period, please make a contribution to this project on our
secure website at:

http://litvaksig.org/contribute

Anyone donating US$100 or more will receive access to our Shutterfly
library of translated records for five years.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group


Fresh Pond Crematory in Queens,NY #general

Gary Gershfield
 

Good Evening all,

I came across a large number of Jewish people that were cremated at
Fresh Pond Crematory in the 1940's.

I was surprised to see this during this time period. I am looking
at a NYC death certificate >from 1942,where the funeral director was
listed as Charles L.Hall with the location of East 53rd St.
This also does not appear to be a Jewish funeral home.

Should I assume that there was no Jewish ceremony at all?

I would be interested to hear other if any of you have any experience with
the above.

Thank you.

Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills,NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fresh Pond Crematory in Queens,NY #general

Gary Gershfield
 

Good Evening all,

I came across a large number of Jewish people that were cremated at
Fresh Pond Crematory in the 1940's.

I was surprised to see this during this time period. I am looking
at a NYC death certificate >from 1942,where the funeral director was
listed as Charles L.Hall with the location of East 53rd St.
This also does not appear to be a Jewish funeral home.

Should I assume that there was no Jewish ceremony at all?

I would be interested to hear other if any of you have any experience with
the above.

Thank you.

Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills,NY


Seeking Silverman #general

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

I have cousins I'm trying to figure out how they connect to me.
They are known to connect to my Cohen line (Israel Cohen / Rose (House)
Cohen).

They came >from Russia around 1895 and settled in the Boston, MA area
and in Malden, MA, where, in the 1910 census, they are shown living
with my great grandparents, Israel and Rose Cohen.

Their names are:

Max Silverman married Tillie House (>from Russia, not sure if they came
to the US)

They had Abraham Silverman who married Annie E. Greenberg (this couple
came to the US and are in the 1910 Malden, MA census with my Cohens
noted above).

Abraham (1876 - 1952) and Annie (1885 - ???) had four children -

- Melvin Silverman 1908 - 1988 (marriage unknown)

- Herbert Silverman 1917 - 1990 married Irene Weisberger
-- they had several children
-- Andrea Silverman married Richard Syatt
-- Barbara Silverman married John Zimman
-- Richard Silverman married Julia Silverman
-- Stuart Silverman
-- Diane Silverman married Andrew Franaman


- Florence Silverman 1920 - ??? (do not know much about her)

- Janice Silverman (1925 - 2006) who married Paul Pritzker (1925 - 2001)

If you know of the above [older] Silvermans, please let me know. I
really want to try and learn the Cohen/House + Silverman connection.

Thanks!

Scott Ehrlich, Winchester, MA, USA
scott@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Silverman #general

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

I have cousins I'm trying to figure out how they connect to me.
They are known to connect to my Cohen line (Israel Cohen / Rose (House)
Cohen).

They came >from Russia around 1895 and settled in the Boston, MA area
and in Malden, MA, where, in the 1910 census, they are shown living
with my great grandparents, Israel and Rose Cohen.

Their names are:

Max Silverman married Tillie House (>from Russia, not sure if they came
to the US)

They had Abraham Silverman who married Annie E. Greenberg (this couple
came to the US and are in the 1910 Malden, MA census with my Cohens
noted above).

Abraham (1876 - 1952) and Annie (1885 - ???) had four children -

- Melvin Silverman 1908 - 1988 (marriage unknown)

- Herbert Silverman 1917 - 1990 married Irene Weisberger
-- they had several children
-- Andrea Silverman married Richard Syatt
-- Barbara Silverman married John Zimman
-- Richard Silverman married Julia Silverman
-- Stuart Silverman
-- Diane Silverman married Andrew Franaman


- Florence Silverman 1920 - ??? (do not know much about her)

- Janice Silverman (1925 - 2006) who married Paul Pritzker (1925 - 2001)

If you know of the above [older] Silvermans, please let me know. I
really want to try and learn the Cohen/House + Silverman connection.

Thanks!

Scott Ehrlich, Winchester, MA, USA
scott@...


NY Public Library Look-Up #general

Lois Ogilby Rosen <logilby@...>
 

If anyone is headed to the NY Public Library, I would love some help.
I need a look-up in the death record index for a 1949 Richmond death.
Contact me privately if you can help.
Lois Rosen logilby@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Public Library Look-Up #general

Lois Ogilby Rosen <logilby@...>
 

If anyone is headed to the NY Public Library, I would love some help.
I need a look-up in the death record index for a 1949 Richmond death.
Contact me privately if you can help.
Lois Rosen logilby@...

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