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Looted books in the Nuremberg Municipal Library with names of rightful owners now being sought #general

Judith Elam
 

The Nuremberg Municipal Library has about 10,000 confiscated books,
today subsumed under the heading "Collection Jewish Community
Nuremberg" (Sammlung Israelitische Kultusgemeinde IKG). The 10,000
volumes were part of the collection of Julius Streicher, the Nazis'
chief propagandist and creator of the notorious antisemitic newspaper
Der Stürmer.

Most of these books were taken illegally by the Nazis >from Jews and
other victims of Nazi persecution -- among them, Freemasons, clergymen
and activists and institutions connected with the labour movement and
left-wing political parties. The collection was placed in the hands
of the Nuremberg Jewish community (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde) at
the end of the war, which then gave it to the Library on permanent loan,

About a third of the books carry marks of provenance (signatures, book
plates, stamps etc.) of former owners >from over 400 locations, mainly in
Europe. The librarian Leibl Rosenberg researched the books and compiled
a list of the names of the former owners found in the books.

In January 2008 a first search list of 121 previous owners, predominantly
from Nuremberg and Fürth, was published by the Nuremberg Municipal Library,
and on the home page of this Central Registry which worked in partnership
(together with the Registry's sister organisation, the Commission for
Looted Art in Europe) to assist those responding and to trace others. The
list can be found at the bottom of this page.

The response to the first search request was enormous. Two thirds of the
cases were resolved and taken off the search list by 2010. In total, 150
volumes were returned to the previous owners or their heirs in the USA,
Israel, Great Britain, Austria and Switzerland.

In September 2010, a further list of 306 names of owners was published
whose heirs are being sought, and a press release was issued by the
Library.

Further details and the list of names can be found below.

http://www.lootedart.com/MVL06C739541

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looted books in the Nuremberg Municipal Library with names of rightful owners now being sought #general

Judith Elam
 

The Nuremberg Municipal Library has about 10,000 confiscated books,
today subsumed under the heading "Collection Jewish Community
Nuremberg" (Sammlung Israelitische Kultusgemeinde IKG). The 10,000
volumes were part of the collection of Julius Streicher, the Nazis'
chief propagandist and creator of the notorious antisemitic newspaper
Der Stürmer.

Most of these books were taken illegally by the Nazis >from Jews and
other victims of Nazi persecution -- among them, Freemasons, clergymen
and activists and institutions connected with the labour movement and
left-wing political parties. The collection was placed in the hands
of the Nuremberg Jewish community (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde) at
the end of the war, which then gave it to the Library on permanent loan,

About a third of the books carry marks of provenance (signatures, book
plates, stamps etc.) of former owners >from over 400 locations, mainly in
Europe. The librarian Leibl Rosenberg researched the books and compiled
a list of the names of the former owners found in the books.

In January 2008 a first search list of 121 previous owners, predominantly
from Nuremberg and Fürth, was published by the Nuremberg Municipal Library,
and on the home page of this Central Registry which worked in partnership
(together with the Registry's sister organisation, the Commission for
Looted Art in Europe) to assist those responding and to trace others. The
list can be found at the bottom of this page.

The response to the first search request was enormous. Two thirds of the
cases were resolved and taken off the search list by 2010. In total, 150
volumes were returned to the previous owners or their heirs in the USA,
Israel, Great Britain, Austria and Switzerland.

In September 2010, a further list of 306 names of owners was published
whose heirs are being sought, and a press release was issued by the
Library.

Further details and the list of names can be found below.

http://www.lootedart.com/MVL06C739541

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


FELIXSON manifest success #general

Ken Falkson <mokmanrs@...>
 

Thank you all for the help. Manifests have been found for all of
the FELIXSON immigrants. Max FELIXSON was found in the Canada to US
border crossings under the name Mendel FALKSON. Lewis, Anna, and
Esther FELIXSON were found in the EIDB indexed incorrectly under the
names Leib, Chana, and Ester FALETSOHN. The surname actually appears
to be FALEKSOHN, though it is easy to see how the handwriting could be
interpreted the other way. The same manifest for Lewis was indexed on
Ancestry under the name Leil CALCHOOHIR. Which goes to show that
missing records might very well be there right in front of you, but
because of a different handwriting interpretation or mis-transcription,
they might not be obvious to uncover.

Now on to determining if and how these individuals might be related to me.

Ken Falkson
Cary, IL

Researching
FALKSOHN Czlopa, Poland; Kaliningrad, Russia; Liepaja, Latvia;
Valdemarpils, Latvia; Zagare, Lithuania; FALKSON Borisov, Belarus;
Budslav, Belarus; Minsk, Belarus; FELDMAN Yaloch, Belarus
GORDON Minsk, Belarus; Borisov, Belarus
SCHPUNT Borisov, Belarus JAFFE Drahichyn, Belarus
MILNER Drahichyn, Belarus SILVERMAN Minsk, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FELIXSON manifest success #general

Ken Falkson <mokmanrs@...>
 

Thank you all for the help. Manifests have been found for all of
the FELIXSON immigrants. Max FELIXSON was found in the Canada to US
border crossings under the name Mendel FALKSON. Lewis, Anna, and
Esther FELIXSON were found in the EIDB indexed incorrectly under the
names Leib, Chana, and Ester FALETSOHN. The surname actually appears
to be FALEKSOHN, though it is easy to see how the handwriting could be
interpreted the other way. The same manifest for Lewis was indexed on
Ancestry under the name Leil CALCHOOHIR. Which goes to show that
missing records might very well be there right in front of you, but
because of a different handwriting interpretation or mis-transcription,
they might not be obvious to uncover.

Now on to determining if and how these individuals might be related to me.

Ken Falkson
Cary, IL

Researching
FALKSOHN Czlopa, Poland; Kaliningrad, Russia; Liepaja, Latvia;
Valdemarpils, Latvia; Zagare, Lithuania; FALKSON Borisov, Belarus;
Budslav, Belarus; Minsk, Belarus; FELDMAN Yaloch, Belarus
GORDON Minsk, Belarus; Borisov, Belarus
SCHPUNT Borisov, Belarus JAFFE Drahichyn, Belarus
MILNER Drahichyn, Belarus SILVERMAN Minsk, Belarus


JRI Poland #Poland Researching Glazner, Glassner #poland

Gwen Koenigsburg
 

Greetings to all. I am brand new to the JRI-Poland digest. Is anyone
researching Glazner, Glassner (other possible variations) surname?
My great-grandmother's marriage record >from Mlawa Poland in 1887 is online
at JRI-Poland. She was Chaia Glazner (matches her gravestone name in Hebrew
as Chaya) who married David Kenigsberg. They emigrated to America
(Maryland) not long after marrying. Her husband emigrated first, but I
cannot find a ship manifest for Chaia, who became "Carrie" Konigsberg in
America. David was born in 1860, so Chaia must have been born somewhere
around that time.

I know next to nothing about her Glazner/Glassner family (her father's name
is not on her gravestone or her death cert, apparently none of her
children knew it.)

She is connected to a man known as Feivel (Faybus?) Glazner, who was most
likely her brother. Feivel Glazner died in Poland, but he had a few sons
who followed my great-grandparents to Maryland, USA. She was also connected
to a woman named Zelda Glazner who married in Mlawa to a man named Jacob
Flaster. Zelda died young in Mlawa, but she was a close relative of my
great=grandmother, either her sister or a first cousin, I am not certain
which. I find no other records of Chaia Glazner in Mlawa other than her
marriage record, so I suspect her family must have lived in other towns
in Poland as well.

I have checked FTJP and JGFF, but cannot make any definitive connections.
Is there anyone else researching this surname >from Poland that might have a
Chaia, Feivel or Zelde on their family tree?

Gwen Koenigsburg
USA
Researching: GLAZNER, GLASSNER (other variations) originally >from Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
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Researching Glazner, Glassner #poland

Gwen Koenigsburg
 

Greetings to all. I am brand new to the JRI-Poland digest. Is anyone
researching Glazner, Glassner (other possible variations) surname?
My great-grandmother's marriage record >from Mlawa Poland in 1887 is online
at JRI-Poland. She was Chaia Glazner (matches her gravestone name in Hebrew
as Chaya) who married David Kenigsberg. They emigrated to America
(Maryland) not long after marrying. Her husband emigrated first, but I
cannot find a ship manifest for Chaia, who became "Carrie" Konigsberg in
America. David was born in 1860, so Chaia must have been born somewhere
around that time.

I know next to nothing about her Glazner/Glassner family (her father's name
is not on her gravestone or her death cert, apparently none of her
children knew it.)

She is connected to a man known as Feivel (Faybus?) Glazner, who was most
likely her brother. Feivel Glazner died in Poland, but he had a few sons
who followed my great-grandparents to Maryland, USA. She was also connected
to a woman named Zelda Glazner who married in Mlawa to a man named Jacob
Flaster. Zelda died young in Mlawa, but she was a close relative of my
great=grandmother, either her sister or a first cousin, I am not certain
which. I find no other records of Chaia Glazner in Mlawa other than her
marriage record, so I suspect her family must have lived in other towns
in Poland as well.

I have checked FTJP and JGFF, but cannot make any definitive connections.
Is there anyone else researching this surname >from Poland that might have a
Chaia, Feivel or Zelde on their family tree?

Gwen Koenigsburg
USA
Researching: GLAZNER, GLASSNER (other variations) originally >from Poland

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


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Translations - Polish #poland

Genealogykid20 <genealogykid20@...>
 

Hi,

I've posted vital records in Polish for which I need loose translations.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29045
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29032
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29031
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29030

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thanks for your help.

Aaron Biterman
Washington DC


Viewmate Translations - Polish #poland

Genealogykid20 <genealogykid20@...>
 

Hi,

I've posted vital records in Polish for which I need loose translations.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29045
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29032
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29031
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29030

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thanks for your help.

Aaron Biterman
Washington DC


JRI Poland #Poland Re: record hard to locate?? #poland

Robyn Baume
 

I am trying to obtain a record dated >from 1823 and am having trouble
locating it?

Here are the details:

Losice Births, Marriages, Deaths 1814/1860
Siedlce Gubernia / Warszawa Province


GOLTFARB Dawid born 1823 B (birth)
65 (Akta) Losice (Town) Szai Chilowicz (wyrob.)
was father Leia z Herszkowiczow (2d) was mother 10 Dec
was date of birth age of father :30 mother age: 30
Town: Losice


At the bottom of my search page it states that Losice Births, Marriages,
Deaths 1814/1860 are on LDS Films : 811227, 811228, 811229, 811236 ,
811237?

I have searched high and low and on familysearch.org and on Routes to
roots, and cannot for the life of me find where I can obtain
a copy of this document???? Could some very kind researcher help me?

Thanks so much,
Robyn Baume >from Sydney, Australia

Researching Goldfarb, Goldsztein, Leibman >from Losice, Poland


Re: record hard to locate?? #poland

Robyn Baume
 

I am trying to obtain a record dated >from 1823 and am having trouble
locating it?

Here are the details:

Losice Births, Marriages, Deaths 1814/1860
Siedlce Gubernia / Warszawa Province


GOLTFARB Dawid born 1823 B (birth)
65 (Akta) Losice (Town) Szai Chilowicz (wyrob.)
was father Leia z Herszkowiczow (2d) was mother 10 Dec
was date of birth age of father :30 mother age: 30
Town: Losice


At the bottom of my search page it states that Losice Births, Marriages,
Deaths 1814/1860 are on LDS Films : 811227, 811228, 811229, 811236 ,
811237?

I have searched high and low and on familysearch.org and on Routes to
roots, and cannot for the life of me find where I can obtain
a copy of this document???? Could some very kind researcher help me?

Thanks so much,
Robyn Baume >from Sydney, Australia

Researching Goldfarb, Goldsztein, Leibman >from Losice, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Rabbi Akiva Eger Smicha list #poland

Jim Bennett
 

My ancestor, Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke 1782-1861 was a student in the
Maerkisch Friedland yeshiva of Rabbi Akiva Eger for a few years in the
period 1795 - 1815. [in 1818 he was appointed Rabbi of the community of
Koschmin in Posen Province].

I am trying to find out if he received Smicha [Rabbinic ordination] >from
Rabbi Eger.

I suspect so, but it could have been given by another rabbi, in Lissa or
elsewhere in Posen Province.

Are there any lists of Rabbi Eger's smicha recipients?

g'mar hatima tova to all Am Yisrael

Jim Bennett
Haifa


Rabbi Akiva Eger Smicha list #poland

Jim Bennett
 

My ancestor, Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke 1782-1861 was a student in the
Maerkisch Friedland yeshiva of Rabbi Akiva Eger for a few years in the
period 1795 - 1815. [in 1818 he was appointed Rabbi of the community of
Koschmin in Posen Province].

I am trying to find out if he received Smicha [Rabbinic ordination] >from
Rabbi Eger.

I suspect so, but it could have been given by another rabbi, in Lissa or
elsewhere in Posen Province.

Are there any lists of Rabbi Eger's smicha recipients?

g'mar hatima tova to all Am Yisrael

Jim Bennett
Haifa


Re: ViewMate: Do You Know This FRIEDMAN Family? #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>
 

You're in luck!

The Lovell Montreal city directories have all been scanned by
Quebec's Bibliotheque et Archives Nationale
( http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/lovell/ )
and Steve Morse (bless him!) has created a finding aid for them
( http://stevemorse.org/montreal/montreal.html ).

So, for example, the by-name section of the 1929-1930 directory
shows a Samuel Friedman, "with Eagle Publishing Co", living at
4463 Esplanade Avenue. (If you check other years, by going to
the http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/lovell/ address above) you
might even find - by looking up the Street Index - who else was
living at Sam's address.)

You'll find more about Eagle Publishing (and its Yiddish
newspaper, Keneder Adler) here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsch_Wolofsky
and here:
http://imjm.ca/location/1354
(includes extensive bibliography and a photo of a linotype operator!).

Peter Lebensold
Toronto (formerly Montreal)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate: Do You Know This FRIEDMAN Family? #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>
 

You're in luck!

The Lovell Montreal city directories have all been scanned by
Quebec's Bibliotheque et Archives Nationale
( http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/lovell/ )
and Steve Morse (bless him!) has created a finding aid for them
( http://stevemorse.org/montreal/montreal.html ).

So, for example, the by-name section of the 1929-1930 directory
shows a Samuel Friedman, "with Eagle Publishing Co", living at
4463 Esplanade Avenue. (If you check other years, by going to
the http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/lovell/ address above) you
might even find - by looking up the Street Index - who else was
living at Sam's address.)

You'll find more about Eagle Publishing (and its Yiddish
newspaper, Keneder Adler) here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsch_Wolofsky
and here:
http://imjm.ca/location/1354
(includes extensive bibliography and a photo of a linotype operator!).

Peter Lebensold
Toronto (formerly Montreal)


NATHANSON Family #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

My grandfather was Murray NATHANSON, born in New Jersey. He had
several brothers and sisters. We recently learned the family
members of the Ben Nathanson line. I would like to find the
descendants of Anna Nathanson who married Isadore GOLDSTICK in
London Ontario and had 2 daughters Reva and Ester (about 1919 and
1922). I have no idea who they married so can't find their
descendants. Any ideas? Thank you.
Marilyn Nathanson(mnathanson@...)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NATHANSON Family #general

Marilyn Nathanson
 

My grandfather was Murray NATHANSON, born in New Jersey. He had
several brothers and sisters. We recently learned the family
members of the Ben Nathanson line. I would like to find the
descendants of Anna Nathanson who married Isadore GOLDSTICK in
London Ontario and had 2 daughters Reva and Ester (about 1919 and
1922). I have no idea who they married so can't find their
descendants. Any ideas? Thank you.
Marilyn Nathanson(mnathanson@...)


Rabbi Akiva Eger Smicha list #general

Jim Bennett
 

My ancestor, Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke 1782-1861 was a student in
the Maerkisch Friedland yeshiva of Rabbi Akiva Eger for a few years
in the period 1795 - 1815. [in 1818 he was appointed Rabbi of the
community of Koschmin in Posen Province].

I am trying to find out if he received Smicha [Rabbinic ordination] >from
Rabbi Eger.

I suspect so, but it could have been given by another rabbi, in Lissa or
elsewhere in Posen Province.

Are there any lists of Rabbi Eger's smicha recipients?

g'mar hatima tova to all Am Yisrael

Jim Bennett
Haifa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Akiva Eger Smicha list #general

Jim Bennett
 

My ancestor, Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke 1782-1861 was a student in
the Maerkisch Friedland yeshiva of Rabbi Akiva Eger for a few years
in the period 1795 - 1815. [in 1818 he was appointed Rabbi of the
community of Koschmin in Posen Province].

I am trying to find out if he received Smicha [Rabbinic ordination] >from
Rabbi Eger.

I suspect so, but it could have been given by another rabbi, in Lissa or
elsewhere in Posen Province.

Are there any lists of Rabbi Eger's smicha recipients?

g'mar hatima tova to all Am Yisrael

Jim Bennett
Haifa


Szleszynszczyznie #general

Joshua Kaufman
 

I've been trying very hard to decipher the place name
"Szleszynszczyznie" and am hoping someone can help.

from my research, it seems to me that there are at least two possibilities:
(1) There is a village with this actual name.

(2) The suffix -szczyznie is being used to denote the "region of" a
place called "Szleszyn". Could this be the historical region of
Silesia, the town of Slesin near Kalisz, or somewhere else?

Other ideas?

I greatly appreciate any help.

Josh Kaufman
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Szleszynszczyznie #general

Joshua Kaufman
 

I've been trying very hard to decipher the place name
"Szleszynszczyznie" and am hoping someone can help.

from my research, it seems to me that there are at least two possibilities:
(1) There is a village with this actual name.

(2) The suffix -szczyznie is being used to denote the "region of" a
place called "Szleszyn". Could this be the historical region of
Silesia, the town of Slesin near Kalisz, or somewhere else?

Other ideas?

I greatly appreciate any help.

Josh Kaufman
Washington, D.C.

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