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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Janova #lithuania

Judith Potts <fitnessgrammy@...>
 

Hello Litvaks,

I am new to the site, but have been doing some family research based
on writings left by my grandpa. It is a wonderful journey which I am
sorry that I didn't start sooner when I would have had access to
more first-hand stories. The family came >from Janova and a smaller
suburb called Slabutka. (sic)

As an aside, (I now am teaching English as a second language to a
couple >from Lithuania via Israel. They speak four languages and claim
to be having a terrible time with English. They are actually doing
very well, but they worry about the citizenship test even though they
know more about the US than most Americans) They were the ones who
told me that the name we thought was a joke, Slabutka, was actually a
place.

Now for my information, the family name is Wender, which I haven't
found on your lists. It means that they came >from the land of the
Wends. (but, that is another story.) My grandpa told me that anyone
in this country named Wender is probably related to us. The family,
mostly my Great grandmother Chasha Riva Blum (or Bloom,) made and sold
liquors or wine. My great grandfather, Chiam Ben Zion Bentzel Wender
was a melamed or teacher and probably also a peddler. When he came to
this country he did work as a peddler in the lower east side of
Manhattan or perhaps Brooklyn.

Our branch of the family, and even my little arm has grown
tremendously. I am sure it is the same for most of you. It is nice
to find a connection with other people who are interested in family
histories. Even if there is not a direct connection

I am hoping to find people named Wender and Ancestors >from Janova.

If you are on Ancestry.com you can look up my family tree which is
still a work in progress. It is under the name Wender, Bluestone,
Davis, Horowitz. Maybe you will find a match. I did make a connection
with someone who did. Incidentally, most of the men in the family
have been named: Morris, Joseph, Harris, Herbert, Bernard, Benjamin,
Aaron, Lewis and or a name stemming >from those.

I look forward to acquiring more information through you.

Judy Bluestone Potts

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Janova #lithuania

Judith Potts <fitnessgrammy@...>
 

Hello Litvaks,

I am new to the site, but have been doing some family research based
on writings left by my grandpa. It is a wonderful journey which I am
sorry that I didn't start sooner when I would have had access to
more first-hand stories. The family came >from Janova and a smaller
suburb called Slabutka. (sic)

As an aside, (I now am teaching English as a second language to a
couple >from Lithuania via Israel. They speak four languages and claim
to be having a terrible time with English. They are actually doing
very well, but they worry about the citizenship test even though they
know more about the US than most Americans) They were the ones who
told me that the name we thought was a joke, Slabutka, was actually a
place.

Now for my information, the family name is Wender, which I haven't
found on your lists. It means that they came >from the land of the
Wends. (but, that is another story.) My grandpa told me that anyone
in this country named Wender is probably related to us. The family,
mostly my Great grandmother Chasha Riva Blum (or Bloom,) made and sold
liquors or wine. My great grandfather, Chiam Ben Zion Bentzel Wender
was a melamed or teacher and probably also a peddler. When he came to
this country he did work as a peddler in the lower east side of
Manhattan or perhaps Brooklyn.

Our branch of the family, and even my little arm has grown
tremendously. I am sure it is the same for most of you. It is nice
to find a connection with other people who are interested in family
histories. Even if there is not a direct connection

I am hoping to find people named Wender and Ancestors >from Janova.

If you are on Ancestry.com you can look up my family tree which is
still a work in progress. It is under the name Wender, Bluestone,
Davis, Horowitz. Maybe you will find a match. I did make a connection
with someone who did. Incidentally, most of the men in the family
have been named: Morris, Joseph, Harris, Herbert, Bernard, Benjamin,
Aaron, Lewis and or a name stemming >from those.

I look forward to acquiring more information through you.

Judy Bluestone Potts

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Taurage, Kovno gubernia, Lithuania #lithuania

philafrum
 

Dear Litvak SIGgers,

I'm doing research for a client whose uncle (YANKEL BER BLECHER)
came >from TAURAGE, Lithuania. She claims that her uncle immigrated
to Australia in 1937, but so far I haven't been able to find any way
to trace that journey. I've used National Archives of Australia
(naa.gov.au) but haven't found the right individual; he was born at
the end of the 19th century. I've located some manifests, but again
I can't be sure they match.

I've noticed that there are more than 150 individuals researching
Taurage. I'd appreciate hearing >from you with descriptions of how
your ancestors traveled >from Taurage to Australia. Was there an
immediate stop? Where in Australia did they settle? Is there a
landmenschaft for Tauragers in Australia?

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
New Jersey, USA


Taurage, Kovno gubernia, Lithuania #lithuania

philafrum
 

Dear Litvak SIGgers,

I'm doing research for a client whose uncle (YANKEL BER BLECHER)
came >from TAURAGE, Lithuania. She claims that her uncle immigrated
to Australia in 1937, but so far I haven't been able to find any way
to trace that journey. I've used National Archives of Australia
(naa.gov.au) but haven't found the right individual; he was born at
the end of the 19th century. I've located some manifests, but again
I can't be sure they match.

I've noticed that there are more than 150 individuals researching
Taurage. I'd appreciate hearing >from you with descriptions of how
your ancestors traveled >from Taurage to Australia. Was there an
immediate stop? Where in Australia did they settle? Is there a
landmenschaft for Tauragers in Australia?

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
New Jersey, USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Reverse immigration #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Thank you everyone for your helpful responses. Oddly, I just read
again yesterday that the proportion of Jewish immigrants who returned
to Russia was "almost zero" - and now I have realized, with your help,
that that might have been true, but the key word here is "Russia".
Before World War I, of course, Lithuania was part of the Russian
Empire, but after the war, it was an independent country. Its new
constitution guaranteed full rights to the Jews and although that was
not always the practice, at least the oppressive laws of the Russian
Empire no longer existed. The Jew could once again regard Lithuania as
their homeland and apparently many did return. The situation
gradually deteriorated and there was another significant wave of
emigration in the 1930s.

One of the people who wrote to me directly and not to litvaksig was
aware of Jews who traveled to the U.S. under false passports and
raised the question of whether these immigrants disclosed their actual
identity in their naturalization papers. I can tell you that in my
family, this was not the case. Five sons and a daughter of my
great-grandfather immigrated here around the turn of the last century,
most of them legally, but the one who had to use someone else's
passport retained the very different name on the passport for the rest
of his long life

Judith Singer


Reverse immigration #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Thank you everyone for your helpful responses. Oddly, I just read
again yesterday that the proportion of Jewish immigrants who returned
to Russia was "almost zero" - and now I have realized, with your help,
that that might have been true, but the key word here is "Russia".
Before World War I, of course, Lithuania was part of the Russian
Empire, but after the war, it was an independent country. Its new
constitution guaranteed full rights to the Jews and although that was
not always the practice, at least the oppressive laws of the Russian
Empire no longer existed. The Jew could once again regard Lithuania as
their homeland and apparently many did return. The situation
gradually deteriorated and there was another significant wave of
emigration in the 1930s.

One of the people who wrote to me directly and not to litvaksig was
aware of Jews who traveled to the U.S. under false passports and
raised the question of whether these immigrants disclosed their actual
identity in their naturalization papers. I can tell you that in my
family, this was not the case. Five sons and a daughter of my
great-grandfather immigrated here around the turn of the last century,
most of them legally, but the one who had to use someone else's
passport retained the very different name on the passport for the rest
of his long life

Judith Singer


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Tekovo/Tekehaza #subcarpathia

Beth Long
 

If you have ancestors >from Tekovo/Tekehaza, I would be interested
in hearing >from you to compare notes.

Beth Long
Salt Lake City


Tekovo/Tekehaza #subcarpathia

Beth Long
 

If you have ancestors >from Tekovo/Tekehaza, I would be interested
in hearing >from you to compare notes.

Beth Long
Salt Lake City


More about Hotel Bristol #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

My cousin has written to me saying Max Brod married at the Hotel Bristol in
Dlouha in Praha in 1913. He also says that Franz Kafka was there at the
wedding. His source is a book he read but I don't have the title yet.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia


Schussheim #austria-czech

Elaine Rosenberg
 

I would like to know where is the records of Jew who lived in
Bratslavia before the war?

MODERATOR NOTE:


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech More about Hotel Bristol #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

My cousin has written to me saying Max Brod married at the Hotel Bristol in
Dlouha in Praha in 1913. He also says that Franz Kafka was there at the
wedding. His source is a book he read but I don't have the title yet.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Schussheim #austria-czech

Elaine Rosenberg
 

I would like to know where is the records of Jew who lived in
Bratslavia before the war?

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ViewMate Translation Request - German. For Chany Hass birth Record #galicia

Alan Seid
 

Hi,

I would really appreciate a word for word German to English translation
for the highlighted row. The image is a birth record for Chany Hass
born 20 Mar 1892 in Nadworna.

I've posted the image on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33805
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

I can read the following:
Column 6: Father's name is Leib Hafs. Place name Nadworna.
Column 7: Mother's name is Scheindel Kriege. Mother's parents names
are Meier Josef & Chany Kriegel. Place name Bohorodczany.

I also have a question. It looks like Leib Hass's name is spelled Hafs.
Anyone know why that is?

Thank you

Alan Seid


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate Translation Request - German. For Chany Hass birth Record #galicia

Alan Seid
 

Hi,

I would really appreciate a word for word German to English translation
for the highlighted row. The image is a birth record for Chany Hass
born 20 Mar 1892 in Nadworna.

I've posted the image on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33805
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

I can read the following:
Column 6: Father's name is Leib Hafs. Place name Nadworna.
Column 7: Mother's name is Scheindel Kriege. Mother's parents names
are Meier Josef & Chany Kriegel. Place name Bohorodczany.

I also have a question. It looks like Leib Hass's name is spelled Hafs.
Anyone know why that is?

Thank you

Alan Seid


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish cemteries in Dorohoi and Bucecea, Romania #general

Nachmi Drimer <ndreamer@...>
 

Shalom
This summer, I intend to visit the graves of my forefathers in Dorohoi and
Bucecea, Romania.
Can I just enter the cemeteries, do I nead keys and if so who has them and
how I contact that person?

Nachmi Drimer
Israel


Jewish cemteries in Dorohoi and Bucecea, Romania #general

Nachmi Drimer <ndreamer@...>
 

Shalom
This summer, I intend to visit the graves of my forefathers in Dorohoi and
Bucecea, Romania.
Can I just enter the cemeteries, do I nead keys and if so who has them and
how I contact that person?

Nachmi Drimer
Israel


INTRO - researching FREUND, RING, LIPPER, KLAPPER family from Remscheid, extended family ZAUDERER, BECKER, LAZER, WIESELMANN #germany

naomi rosenthal <naomiro999@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. My JewishGen ID # is 596214.
My parents were German Jews who fled to Palestine in the 1930s.
I was born there, but my family moved to the US in the 1950s.
My father had records of his family, ROSENTHAL, >from Bad Nauheim,
for many generations.

I have been researching my mother's family. She had a large extended
family in Remscheid, who had all emigrated >from Galicia. Their names
are in the subject line. My mother's father was >from Pruchnik and her
mother >from Bohorodchany. Dozens of the extended family were deported
and perished in the Holocaust. I have been trying to determine details
of their fates, such as dates and places of deportation, for a family
history I am writing, but find that the two databases I have been
using, the Remscheid Stolpersteine and the Bundesarchiv Gedenkbuch,
sometimes contradict each other and family records.

I wonder if others have similar problems, and which is the most
accurate Holocaust database.

Also, I have recently self-published two historical non-fiction
books which I think might interest people in this group.
One book, Searching for Hugo, is a suspenseful WWI story about my
paternal grandfather, Hugo ROSENTHAL, a German soldier fighting on the
Eastern Front who was captured by the Russians. Hugo's family and
friends wrote hundreds of letters trying to locate him and arrange
for his release. Images of the letters, with their German
transcriptions and English translations, are included, and show how
people in Germany dealt with the war as it encroached onto their lives.

The other book, Lina's Love: Postcards and Poems >from Hugo, is a color
picture book containing hundreds of postcards and poems which my
grandfather Hugo wrote to my future grandmother Lina between 1898 and
1907 >from Hamburg, Frankfurt, and other places in Germany. The beautiful
postcards contain many references to Jewish life in Germany. The book
includes the original German as well as my English translations.
Both books can be viewed at amazon.com, amazon.de and other European
countries. Thanks,

Naomi M Rosenthal, Berkeley, Calif. <naomiro999@...>

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German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching FREUND, RING, LIPPER, KLAPPER family from Remscheid, extended family ZAUDERER, BECKER, LAZER, WIESELMANN #germany

naomi rosenthal <naomiro999@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. My JewishGen ID # is 596214.
My parents were German Jews who fled to Palestine in the 1930s.
I was born there, but my family moved to the US in the 1950s.
My father had records of his family, ROSENTHAL, >from Bad Nauheim,
for many generations.

I have been researching my mother's family. She had a large extended
family in Remscheid, who had all emigrated >from Galicia. Their names
are in the subject line. My mother's father was >from Pruchnik and her
mother >from Bohorodchany. Dozens of the extended family were deported
and perished in the Holocaust. I have been trying to determine details
of their fates, such as dates and places of deportation, for a family
history I am writing, but find that the two databases I have been
using, the Remscheid Stolpersteine and the Bundesarchiv Gedenkbuch,
sometimes contradict each other and family records.

I wonder if others have similar problems, and which is the most
accurate Holocaust database.

Also, I have recently self-published two historical non-fiction
books which I think might interest people in this group.
One book, Searching for Hugo, is a suspenseful WWI story about my
paternal grandfather, Hugo ROSENTHAL, a German soldier fighting on the
Eastern Front who was captured by the Russians. Hugo's family and
friends wrote hundreds of letters trying to locate him and arrange
for his release. Images of the letters, with their German
transcriptions and English translations, are included, and show how
people in Germany dealt with the war as it encroached onto their lives.

The other book, Lina's Love: Postcards and Poems >from Hugo, is a color
picture book containing hundreds of postcards and poems which my
grandfather Hugo wrote to my future grandmother Lina between 1898 and
1907 >from Hamburg, Frankfurt, and other places in Germany. The beautiful
postcards contain many references to Jewish life in Germany. The book
includes the original German as well as my English translations.
Both books can be viewed at amazon.com, amazon.de and other European
countries. Thanks,

Naomi M Rosenthal, Berkeley, Calif. <naomiro999@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to GerSIg. Thank you for your INTRO message.
JewishGen permits one time mention of commercial items including books.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Dubossary projects #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

To Bessarabian and Ukrainian researchers:

There are two major projects on a way for a town of Dubossary, before 1917
was in Kherson Gubernia of Russian Empire and now is part of Republic of
Moldova, Transnistria self-proclaimed territory. This and several other
towns in Transnistria are served by both Bessarabia SIG and Ukraine SIG.

I have completed Dubossary KehillaLinks website and soon it will be
available for everybody.
Second, we are starting Dubossary Cemetery project. I have already received
an index (in Russian) and about 250 photos >from new part of the cemetery.
The photos >from the old part will follow (1,500+). The old part has burials
from middle of 19 century or before.
In order to do this Cemetery project, we need a Project Leader, who will
work with translators and coordinate the project. If anyone is interested,
please come forward.

We also will need your donations to pay for the photographs. Please donate
$25, $50, $100 or more to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project. Go to
JewishGen.org / Donate / Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Dubossary projects #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

To Bessarabian and Ukrainian researchers:

There are two major projects on a way for a town of Dubossary, before 1917
was in Kherson Gubernia of Russian Empire and now is part of Republic of
Moldova, Transnistria self-proclaimed territory. This and several other
towns in Transnistria are served by both Bessarabia SIG and Ukraine SIG.

I have completed Dubossary KehillaLinks website and soon it will be
available for everybody.
Second, we are starting Dubossary Cemetery project. I have already received
an index (in Russian) and about 250 photos >from new part of the cemetery.
The photos >from the old part will follow (1,500+). The old part has burials
from middle of 19 century or before.
In order to do this Cemetery project, we need a Project Leader, who will
work with translators and coordinate the project. If anyone is interested,
please come forward.

We also will need your donations to pay for the photographs. Please donate
$25, $50, $100 or more to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project. Go to
JewishGen.org / Donate / Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China

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