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Jewish Applicants for Jobs in Lithuania Under the Soviets in 1940-41 #general

William Yoffee
 

The Panevezys District Research Group is posting among the non-shtetl
specific files on its Shutterfly website a list of 53 applicants for jobs to
the Peoples Commissariat during the Soviet "occupation of Lithuania in
1940-41. The list also includes information about 184 members of the
applicants' families in order to prove that there were no obstacles (no
doubt political) to their service.

This list is being shared with all of the District Research Groups of
LitvakSIG which is extending its translation work at the Lithuanian Central
State Archives to post-1900 records, including many >from the period
1919-1940, during the existance of the first independent Lithuanian Republic.
The information on this list may be the last information recorded for some of
the individuals listed.

All of the job applications are dated in 1940 or 1941; the earliest in
October 1940 and the latest in May 1941. All but one of the applicants had
mailing addresses either in Kaunas, which up to that time was the capital of
Lithuania, or in Vilnius, which previously had been under Polish control and
more recently had been ceded to Lithuania by the Soviets. The birth places
of the applicants were much more widely distributed. The ages of the
applicants ranged >from 17 to 64 (in 1941), although they were predominately
in their 20's and 30's, with far fewer in their 50's and 60's. Comparing the
names of the applicants against the list of prisoners between 1922 and 1940,
most of whom had Communist connections, none appeared on both lists.

Ages or dates of birth were listed for only 55 of 184 family members. Most
family members were also living in Kaunas or Vilnius. However, 23 had left
Lithuania: two were listed in Poland (Lublin and Warsaw), two remained in
Belarus, and four remained in the USSR (two in Moscow). The rest emigrated
abroad to France (3), Palestine (3), Chile (3), Canada (2) and the USA (4).

Whether or not this was an occupation was disputed by the USSR and, later,
by the Russian Federation, since the Soviet presence was under the terms of
the Mutual Assistance Treaty of 10 October 1939. A major concession as a
result of the treaty was the cession of part of the Vilnius Region and the
city of Vilnius to Lithuania. Between the two wars, Vilnius was under the
control of Poland. This control ended when the USSR invaded Poland on 12
September 1939 under the terms of the secret Soviet-German non-aggression
pact concluded the previous month. Under the terms of the secret pact, the
two countries agreed to divide Poland between them. Germany had invaded
Poland >from the west on 1 September 1939, and precipitated World War II.

The sequence of events seems to support the contention that the Mutual
Assistance Treaty was forced on Lithuania. For nine months the USSR did not
exercise control of Lithuania. Eventually, the Soviets forced the
Lithuanian Government, on 14-15 June 1940, to petition the USSR to become a
Soviet Republic. The USSR agreed on 3 August 1940. It was around this time
(1 July 1940) that the Soviets closed all cultural and religious
organizations, designated the Lithuanian Communist Party of 1500 members and
its affiliated organizations as the only legitimate political entities,
deported 17000 Lithuanians to Siberia (14-18 June 1940), nationalized all
land and broke up large land holdings into small parcels.

This list was compiled at the most critical time for the independence of
Lithuania, connecting the outset of World War II, the German conquest of
Lithuania and the German invasion of the USSR (22 June 1941). The intervening
Soviet domination of Lithuania and the enlistment of Jews in the Soviet
administration, not to mention the large number of Jews thought to hold
Communist sympathies in the pre-war period, have been cited as the
major cause of increased Lithuanian anti-Semitism and the participation of
the population in the Holocaust.

Membership in the Panevezys District Research Group is open to anyone. For
further information about membership please contact me.

Regards,
Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Applicants for Jobs in Lithuania Under the Soviets in 1940-41 #general

William Yoffee
 

The Panevezys District Research Group is posting among the non-shtetl
specific files on its Shutterfly website a list of 53 applicants for jobs to
the Peoples Commissariat during the Soviet "occupation of Lithuania in
1940-41. The list also includes information about 184 members of the
applicants' families in order to prove that there were no obstacles (no
doubt political) to their service.

This list is being shared with all of the District Research Groups of
LitvakSIG which is extending its translation work at the Lithuanian Central
State Archives to post-1900 records, including many >from the period
1919-1940, during the existance of the first independent Lithuanian Republic.
The information on this list may be the last information recorded for some of
the individuals listed.

All of the job applications are dated in 1940 or 1941; the earliest in
October 1940 and the latest in May 1941. All but one of the applicants had
mailing addresses either in Kaunas, which up to that time was the capital of
Lithuania, or in Vilnius, which previously had been under Polish control and
more recently had been ceded to Lithuania by the Soviets. The birth places
of the applicants were much more widely distributed. The ages of the
applicants ranged >from 17 to 64 (in 1941), although they were predominately
in their 20's and 30's, with far fewer in their 50's and 60's. Comparing the
names of the applicants against the list of prisoners between 1922 and 1940,
most of whom had Communist connections, none appeared on both lists.

Ages or dates of birth were listed for only 55 of 184 family members. Most
family members were also living in Kaunas or Vilnius. However, 23 had left
Lithuania: two were listed in Poland (Lublin and Warsaw), two remained in
Belarus, and four remained in the USSR (two in Moscow). The rest emigrated
abroad to France (3), Palestine (3), Chile (3), Canada (2) and the USA (4).

Whether or not this was an occupation was disputed by the USSR and, later,
by the Russian Federation, since the Soviet presence was under the terms of
the Mutual Assistance Treaty of 10 October 1939. A major concession as a
result of the treaty was the cession of part of the Vilnius Region and the
city of Vilnius to Lithuania. Between the two wars, Vilnius was under the
control of Poland. This control ended when the USSR invaded Poland on 12
September 1939 under the terms of the secret Soviet-German non-aggression
pact concluded the previous month. Under the terms of the secret pact, the
two countries agreed to divide Poland between them. Germany had invaded
Poland >from the west on 1 September 1939, and precipitated World War II.

The sequence of events seems to support the contention that the Mutual
Assistance Treaty was forced on Lithuania. For nine months the USSR did not
exercise control of Lithuania. Eventually, the Soviets forced the
Lithuanian Government, on 14-15 June 1940, to petition the USSR to become a
Soviet Republic. The USSR agreed on 3 August 1940. It was around this time
(1 July 1940) that the Soviets closed all cultural and religious
organizations, designated the Lithuanian Communist Party of 1500 members and
its affiliated organizations as the only legitimate political entities,
deported 17000 Lithuanians to Siberia (14-18 June 1940), nationalized all
land and broke up large land holdings into small parcels.

This list was compiled at the most critical time for the independence of
Lithuania, connecting the outset of World War II, the German conquest of
Lithuania and the German invasion of the USSR (22 June 1941). The intervening
Soviet domination of Lithuania and the enlistment of Jews in the Soviet
administration, not to mention the large number of Jews thought to hold
Communist sympathies in the pre-war period, have been cited as the
major cause of increased Lithuanian anti-Semitism and the participation of
the population in the Holocaust.

Membership in the Panevezys District Research Group is open to anyone. For
further information about membership please contact me.

Regards,
Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net


DC2011 Book and Author Program #yiddish

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BOOK & AUTHOR SIGNING PROGRAM

Another enriching Conference program feature now is available, about
which you may not have heard much: the Book & Author Signing!

Authors may sell their books, films, etc. immediately after their
presentation at the Book & Author table in the Independence lobby of the
Grand Hyatt Conference Center. We also have arranged to have two group
signings, as follows:

On Monday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Independence F & G
On Wednesday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Constitution B.

Due to space and time realities, authors may have no more than one or
two of their titles available. Transactions will be limited to cash and
American bank checks. Credit cards will not be accepted.

A current list of the authors available after their presentations, on

Monday, on Wednesday (or some combination of the three occasions)
appears below, and also can be found at the Conference website. The
final list will appear in the Daily Planner and the Conference program,
included in all registrant packets.

Ron Arons--- Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research
Methodology (2009); The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim
(2008); "Black Sheep of the Family" tzotchkes

Andrée Aelion Brooks--- The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times
of Dona Gracia Nasi–a Jewish Leader During the Renaissance (2002)

Lawrence Cohen--- Chicken Hill Chronicle: Memoir of a Jewish Family,
with co-author Norman Cohen (2011)

Judith Frazin--- A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language
Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death
Records) (3rd edition 2009)

Ronnie Hess--- Whole Cloth: A Poem Cycle (2009)

Sheilah Kaufman--- Simply Irresistible; Easy Elegant, Fearless, Fussless
Cooking (2003); Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: a Mediterranean Mosaic
(2002); A Taste of Turkish Cuisine, with co-author Nur Ilkin (2002)

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman--- DNA & Tradition – the Genetic Link to the
Ancient Hebrews (2nd edition 2011) (Also available at the Avotaynu area
in the Vendor Showcase room)

Nancy R. Kravitz--- Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History
with a foreword by Arthur Kurzweil (2010)

Steve Luxenberg---- Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret (2009)

Jeff Malka--- Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors
and Their World (2nd edition 2009). Please look for this book at the
Avotaynu area in the Vendor Showcase.

Michael Miller--- Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age
of Emancipation (2011)

Mark Ozer---- The Litvak Legacy (2009)

Howard Reich--- Prisoner of Her Past: A Son's Memoir (2011)

Maina Chawla Singh--- Being Indian; Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity
and Gender in the Jewish Homeland (2009)

Wendy Turman--- Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community,
with co-author Laura Cohen Apelbaum (2007)

Davi Walders--- Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the
Holocaust (2011)

Please stop by these authors’ presentations, or visit them at their
tables! You’ll benefit, and so will they!

Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre DC2011 Book and Author Program #yiddish

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BOOK & AUTHOR SIGNING PROGRAM

Another enriching Conference program feature now is available, about
which you may not have heard much: the Book & Author Signing!

Authors may sell their books, films, etc. immediately after their
presentation at the Book & Author table in the Independence lobby of the
Grand Hyatt Conference Center. We also have arranged to have two group
signings, as follows:

On Monday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Independence F & G
On Wednesday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Constitution B.

Due to space and time realities, authors may have no more than one or
two of their titles available. Transactions will be limited to cash and
American bank checks. Credit cards will not be accepted.

A current list of the authors available after their presentations, on

Monday, on Wednesday (or some combination of the three occasions)
appears below, and also can be found at the Conference website. The
final list will appear in the Daily Planner and the Conference program,
included in all registrant packets.

Ron Arons--- Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research
Methodology (2009); The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim
(2008); "Black Sheep of the Family" tzotchkes

Andrée Aelion Brooks--- The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times
of Dona Gracia Nasi–a Jewish Leader During the Renaissance (2002)

Lawrence Cohen--- Chicken Hill Chronicle: Memoir of a Jewish Family,
with co-author Norman Cohen (2011)

Judith Frazin--- A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language
Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death
Records) (3rd edition 2009)

Ronnie Hess--- Whole Cloth: A Poem Cycle (2009)

Sheilah Kaufman--- Simply Irresistible; Easy Elegant, Fearless, Fussless
Cooking (2003); Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: a Mediterranean Mosaic
(2002); A Taste of Turkish Cuisine, with co-author Nur Ilkin (2002)

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman--- DNA & Tradition – the Genetic Link to the
Ancient Hebrews (2nd edition 2011) (Also available at the Avotaynu area
in the Vendor Showcase room)

Nancy R. Kravitz--- Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History
with a foreword by Arthur Kurzweil (2010)

Steve Luxenberg---- Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret (2009)

Jeff Malka--- Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors
and Their World (2nd edition 2009). Please look for this book at the
Avotaynu area in the Vendor Showcase.

Michael Miller--- Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age
of Emancipation (2011)

Mark Ozer---- The Litvak Legacy (2009)

Howard Reich--- Prisoner of Her Past: A Son's Memoir (2011)

Maina Chawla Singh--- Being Indian; Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity
and Gender in the Jewish Homeland (2009)

Wendy Turman--- Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community,
with co-author Laura Cohen Apelbaum (2007)

Davi Walders--- Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the
Holocaust (2011)

Please stop by these authors’ presentations, or visit them at their
tables! You’ll benefit, and so will they!

Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Yizkor Book Project, July 2011 #yiddish

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Shalom,

Whilst the Guinness Book of Records Team are seemingly quite apathetic to
our impressive figure of 73 new books, entries and updated projects during
July 2011, we at the Yizkor Book Project, are more than very pleased with
this achievement.

Indeed, there were a number of milestones that took place this month as we
completed adding in the last set of the 18 Kremenets booklets (details
below), thanks to the dedicated coordination of Ron Doctor, the meticulous
editing by Ellen Garshick and excellent translations by Sara Mages, Thia
Persoff and others. The work on these booklets continues as we speak and we
look forward to seeing further additions to them as time goes on.

This month also saw the culmination of two online Yizkor Books. The first
being the "Memorial Book of the Community of Ostrow-Mazowiecka" book which
was coordinated by Judie Goldstein, who also did the bulk of the
translations in this project and who deserves a heartfelt "yashar koach" for
seeing the project through to its successful completion. I would also like
to thank Stanley Diamond for his important assistance behind the scenes and
particularly, in helping assemble the images >from the book to be placed
online. Quite a team!

The other book that was completely placed online, this month, was "The
destruction of Proskurov", the translation of which, was kindly donated by
Anne M. Brennan.

And speaking of completed books, the Yizkor Book Project recently set up the
Yizkor Books in Print initiative under the guiding wings of Joel Alpert to
prepare hard copies of the books that have completely translated within the
Yizkor Book Project. After sending out a call for volunteers, Joel and I
were thrilled by the messages of support that we received for this
initiative and also the encouraging response >from volunteers who offered
their skills in the myriad tasks required for this project. However, in
spite of the many offers of assistance that we did receive, there are a
still a number of positions that we still need to fill:

- A Publicity Specialist to take care of publicizing these books in as many
directions as possible.
- Document Coordinator to submit applications for Copyrights, Library of
Congress Numbers, ISBN numbers and keeping track of submittals and
responses.

If one of these positions suits your abilities or you would like to learn
more about this new initiative, please look at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html If you do find a task that you
would like to take on, please contact Joel Alpert via the link appearing on
this page.

And on responses, I was also pleased by the incredible response for my cry
for html help and our ranks have now been joined by Jason Hallgarten who has
already shown himself to be an important boost to our little team. There are
a number of others who have shown interest and are trying their hand at
preparing our web pages and we look forward to expanding our team even
further. We also received encouraging response >from a number of volunteers
who are have now begun helping prepare the necrology database files - help
that was sorely needed.

As far as the July figures go, during this last month we have added these 9
new projects:

- Eger, Hungary (The Jews of Eger)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Eger/Eger.html

- Hatvan, Hungary (Recollections (memoirs) of deportees and labor servicemen
from Hatvan) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hatvan/Hatvan.html
- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 5)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_0500.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 6)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_0600.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 9)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_0900.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 12)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_1200.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 13)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_1300.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Shavli - A Diary >from a Lithuanian
Ghetto) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siauliai1/Siauliai1.html


Added in 38 new entries:

- Kaimelis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00589.html

- Kalinova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00597.html

- Kalyan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00597b.html

- Karklenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00624.html

- Kernava, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00621a.html

- Kinderishky, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00590b.html

- Kirsne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00590e.html

- Krasne-Selke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00621c.html

- Kreve, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00607b.html

- Kriukai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00615.html

- Klebiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00590c.html

- Kubiliunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00511c.html

- Kulautuva, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00595b.html

- Kuziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00559d.html

- Kvetkai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00559e.html

- Kvietiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00559f.html

- Madziunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00364b.html

- Malinova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00377b.html

- Marseky, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00392.html

- Marvele, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00385b.html

- Mauruciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00365.html

- Mazonai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00370.html

- Medingenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00364c.html

- Mergalaukis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00385c.html

- Meskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00397.html

- Meskuiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00397b.html

- Meteliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00370b.html

- Moletai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_166.html

- Montevidove, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00365b.html

- Mosedis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00371.html

- Nemaksciai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_175.html

- Onuskis, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_186.html

- Pakruojus, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00472.html

- Pasvitinys, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_191.html

- Pikeliai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_197.html

- Plateliai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_209.html

- Pumpenai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_214.html

- Vieksniai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_398.html


We have continued to update 26 of our existing projects:

- Andrychow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Communities Wadowice, Andrychow,
Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wadowice/wadowice.html

- Baranow Sandomierski, Poland (A memorial to the Jewish community of
Baranow) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/baranow/baranow.html

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- Borshchiv, Ukraine (The Book of Bortschoff)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borszczow/borszczow.html

- Byten, Belarus (Memorial book of Byten)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/byten/byten.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czyzewo, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubno/Dubno.html

- Gabin, Poland (Gombin: The Life and Destruction of a Jewish Town in
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/gombin.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine (The destruction of Proskurov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khmelnytskyy/Khmelnytskyy.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 11)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_1100.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of
Ostrow-Mazowiecka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow/ostrow.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and testimony)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Svir, Poland (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html


Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Before signing off, I would like to thank Gloria Berkenstat Freund for
kindly agreeing to lead the Yizkor Book BOF meeting at the IAJGS Conference.
I would like to wish those of you attending the BOF meeting and the
conference, in general, a meaningful and rewarding experience there.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yizkor Book Project, July 2011 #yiddish

bounce-2264975-772983@...
 

Shalom,

Whilst the Guinness Book of Records Team are seemingly quite apathetic to
our impressive figure of 73 new books, entries and updated projects during
July 2011, we at the Yizkor Book Project, are more than very pleased with
this achievement.

Indeed, there were a number of milestones that took place this month as we
completed adding in the last set of the 18 Kremenets booklets (details
below), thanks to the dedicated coordination of Ron Doctor, the meticulous
editing by Ellen Garshick and excellent translations by Sara Mages, Thia
Persoff and others. The work on these booklets continues as we speak and we
look forward to seeing further additions to them as time goes on.

This month also saw the culmination of two online Yizkor Books. The first
being the "Memorial Book of the Community of Ostrow-Mazowiecka" book which
was coordinated by Judie Goldstein, who also did the bulk of the
translations in this project and who deserves a heartfelt "yashar koach" for
seeing the project through to its successful completion. I would also like
to thank Stanley Diamond for his important assistance behind the scenes and
particularly, in helping assemble the images >from the book to be placed
online. Quite a team!

The other book that was completely placed online, this month, was "The
destruction of Proskurov", the translation of which, was kindly donated by
Anne M. Brennan.

And speaking of completed books, the Yizkor Book Project recently set up the
Yizkor Books in Print initiative under the guiding wings of Joel Alpert to
prepare hard copies of the books that have completely translated within the
Yizkor Book Project. After sending out a call for volunteers, Joel and I
were thrilled by the messages of support that we received for this
initiative and also the encouraging response >from volunteers who offered
their skills in the myriad tasks required for this project. However, in
spite of the many offers of assistance that we did receive, there are a
still a number of positions that we still need to fill:

- A Publicity Specialist to take care of publicizing these books in as many
directions as possible.
- Document Coordinator to submit applications for Copyrights, Library of
Congress Numbers, ISBN numbers and keeping track of submittals and
responses.

If one of these positions suits your abilities or you would like to learn
more about this new initiative, please look at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html If you do find a task that you
would like to take on, please contact Joel Alpert via the link appearing on
this page.

And on responses, I was also pleased by the incredible response for my cry
for html help and our ranks have now been joined by Jason Hallgarten who has
already shown himself to be an important boost to our little team. There are
a number of others who have shown interest and are trying their hand at
preparing our web pages and we look forward to expanding our team even
further. We also received encouraging response >from a number of volunteers
who are have now begun helping prepare the necrology database files - help
that was sorely needed.

As far as the July figures go, during this last month we have added these 9
new projects:

- Eger, Hungary (The Jews of Eger)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Eger/Eger.html

- Hatvan, Hungary (Recollections (memoirs) of deportees and labor servicemen
from Hatvan) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hatvan/Hatvan.html
- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 5)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_0500.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 6)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_0600.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 9)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_0900.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 12)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_1200.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 13)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_1300.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Shavli - A Diary >from a Lithuanian
Ghetto) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siauliai1/Siauliai1.html


Added in 38 new entries:

- Kaimelis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00589.html

- Kalinova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00597.html

- Kalyan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00597b.html

- Karklenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00624.html

- Kernava, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00621a.html

- Kinderishky, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00590b.html

- Kirsne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00590e.html

- Krasne-Selke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00621c.html

- Kreve, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00607b.html

- Kriukai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00615.html

- Klebiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00590c.html

- Kubiliunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00511c.html

- Kulautuva, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00595b.html

- Kuziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00559d.html

- Kvetkai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00559e.html

- Kvietiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00559f.html

- Madziunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00364b.html

- Malinova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00377b.html

- Marseky, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00392.html

- Marvele, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00385b.html

- Mauruciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00365.html

- Mazonai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00370.html

- Medingenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00364c.html

- Mergalaukis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00385c.html

- Meskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00397.html

- Meskuiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00397b.html

- Meteliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00370b.html

- Moletai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_166.html

- Montevidove, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00365b.html

- Mosedis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00371.html

- Nemaksciai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_175.html

- Onuskis, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_186.html

- Pakruojus, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00472.html

- Pasvitinys, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_191.html

- Pikeliai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_197.html

- Plateliai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_209.html

- Pumpenai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_214.html

- Vieksniai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_398.html


We have continued to update 26 of our existing projects:

- Andrychow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Communities Wadowice, Andrychow,
Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wadowice/wadowice.html

- Baranow Sandomierski, Poland (A memorial to the Jewish community of
Baranow) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/baranow/baranow.html

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- Borshchiv, Ukraine (The Book of Bortschoff)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borszczow/borszczow.html

- Byten, Belarus (Memorial book of Byten)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/byten/byten.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czyzewo, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubno/Dubno.html

- Gabin, Poland (Gombin: The Life and Destruction of a Jewish Town in
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/gombin.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine (The destruction of Proskurov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khmelnytskyy/Khmelnytskyy.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora - Booklet 11)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/Kre1_1100.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of
Ostrow-Mazowiecka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow/ostrow.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and testimony)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Svir, Poland (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html


Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Before signing off, I would like to thank Gloria Berkenstat Freund for
kindly agreeing to lead the Yizkor Book BOF meeting at the IAJGS Conference.
I would like to wish those of you attending the BOF meeting and the
conference, in general, a meaningful and rewarding experience there.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


ViewMate - Do you recognize this family? FRIEDSAM, SIMON, SMITH ??? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,
It's been several years since I first posted this picture to ViewMate.

I believe it may be members of the FRIEDSAM, SIMON OR SMITH families of
Pittsburgh, PA. The direct link is :

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=1197

Please send replies directly to me at ylca87@aol.com

Thank you and best regards,

Connie
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA

FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER, ,
HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh,
PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore,
MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ,
ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Do you recognize this family? FRIEDSAM, SIMON, SMITH ??? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,
It's been several years since I first posted this picture to ViewMate.

I believe it may be members of the FRIEDSAM, SIMON OR SMITH families of
Pittsburgh, PA. The direct link is :

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=1197

Please send replies directly to me at ylca87@aol.com

Thank you and best regards,

Connie
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA

FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER, ,
HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh,
PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore,
MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ,
ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


DC2011 Book and Author Program #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2265095-772951@...
 

BOOK & AUTHOR SIGNING PROGRAM

Another enriching Conference program feature now is available, about
which you may not have heard much: the Book & Author Signing!

Authors may sell their books, films, etc. immediately after their
presentation at the Book & Author table in the Independence lobby of the
Grand Hyatt Conference Center. We also have arranged to have two group
signings, as follows:

On Monday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Independence F & G
On Wednesday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Constitution B.

Due to space and time realities, authors may have no more than one or
two of their titles available. Transactions will be limited to cash and
American bank checks. Credit cards will not be accepted.

A current list of the authors available after their presentations, on

Monday, on Wednesday (or some combination of the three occasions)
appears below, and also can be found at the Conference website. The
final list will appear in the Daily Planner and the Conference program,
included in all registrant packets.

Ron Arons--- Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research
Methodology (2009); The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim
(2008); "Black Sheep of the Family" tzotchkes

Andrée Aelion Brooks--- The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times
of Dona Gracia Nasi–a Jewish Leader During the Renaissance (2002)

Lawrence Cohen--- Chicken Hill Chronicle: Memoir of a Jewish Family,
with co-author Norman Cohen (2011)

Judith Frazin--- A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language
Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death
Records) (3rd edition 2009)

Ronnie Hess--- Whole Cloth: A Poem Cycle (2009)

Sheilah Kaufman--- Simply Irresistible; Easy Elegant, Fearless, Fussless
Cooking (2003); Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: a Mediterranean Mosaic
(2002); A Taste of Turkish Cuisine, with co-author Nur Ilkin (2002)

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman--- DNA & Tradition – the Genetic Link to the
Ancient Hebrews (2nd edition 2011) (Also available at the Avotaynu area
in the Vendor Showcase room)

Nancy R. Kravitz--- Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History
with a foreword by Arthur Kurzweil (2010)

Steve Luxenberg---- Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret (2009)

Jeff Malka--- Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors
and Their World (2nd edition 2009). Please look for this book at the
Avotaynu area in the Vendor Showcase.

Michael Miller--- Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age
of Emancipation (2011)

Mark Ozer---- The Litvak Legacy (2009)

Howard Reich--- Prisoner of Her Past: A Son's Memoir (2011)

Maina Chawla Singh--- Being Indian; Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity
and Gender in the Jewish Homeland (2009)

Wendy Turman--- Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community,
with co-author Laura Cohen Apelbaum (2007)

Davi Walders--- Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the
Holocaust (2011)

Please stop by these authors’ presentations, or visit them at their
tables! You’ll benefit, and so will they!

Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


#Ciechanow #Poland DC2011 Book and Author Program #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2265095-772951@...
 

BOOK & AUTHOR SIGNING PROGRAM

Another enriching Conference program feature now is available, about
which you may not have heard much: the Book & Author Signing!

Authors may sell their books, films, etc. immediately after their
presentation at the Book & Author table in the Independence lobby of the
Grand Hyatt Conference Center. We also have arranged to have two group
signings, as follows:

On Monday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Independence F & G
On Wednesday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Constitution B.

Due to space and time realities, authors may have no more than one or
two of their titles available. Transactions will be limited to cash and
American bank checks. Credit cards will not be accepted.

A current list of the authors available after their presentations, on

Monday, on Wednesday (or some combination of the three occasions)
appears below, and also can be found at the Conference website. The
final list will appear in the Daily Planner and the Conference program,
included in all registrant packets.

Ron Arons--- Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research
Methodology (2009); The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim
(2008); "Black Sheep of the Family" tzotchkes

Andrée Aelion Brooks--- The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times
of Dona Gracia Nasi–a Jewish Leader During the Renaissance (2002)

Lawrence Cohen--- Chicken Hill Chronicle: Memoir of a Jewish Family,
with co-author Norman Cohen (2011)

Judith Frazin--- A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language
Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death
Records) (3rd edition 2009)

Ronnie Hess--- Whole Cloth: A Poem Cycle (2009)

Sheilah Kaufman--- Simply Irresistible; Easy Elegant, Fearless, Fussless
Cooking (2003); Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: a Mediterranean Mosaic
(2002); A Taste of Turkish Cuisine, with co-author Nur Ilkin (2002)

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman--- DNA & Tradition – the Genetic Link to the
Ancient Hebrews (2nd edition 2011) (Also available at the Avotaynu area
in the Vendor Showcase room)

Nancy R. Kravitz--- Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History
with a foreword by Arthur Kurzweil (2010)

Steve Luxenberg---- Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret (2009)

Jeff Malka--- Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors
and Their World (2nd edition 2009). Please look for this book at the
Avotaynu area in the Vendor Showcase.

Michael Miller--- Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age
of Emancipation (2011)

Mark Ozer---- The Litvak Legacy (2009)

Howard Reich--- Prisoner of Her Past: A Son's Memoir (2011)

Maina Chawla Singh--- Being Indian; Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity
and Gender in the Jewish Homeland (2009)

Wendy Turman--- Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community,
with co-author Laura Cohen Apelbaum (2007)

Davi Walders--- Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the
Holocaust (2011)

Please stop by these authors’ presentations, or visit them at their
tables! You’ll benefit, and so will they!

Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Lineage Based Projects #dna

Howard Sedlitz
 

I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA,
which says that I'm J2 J-M172. Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.
Howard Sedlitz, NY
HowardSedlitz@Gmail.com


DNA Research #DNA Lineage Based Projects #dna

Howard Sedlitz
 

I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA,
which says that I'm J2 J-M172. Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.
Howard Sedlitz, NY
HowardSedlitz@Gmail.com


Kindertransport requirements #germany

Judith Elam
 

I would like to thank the many people who responded to my posting regarding
Kindertransport requirements. Your heartfelt comments are much appreciated.

The children were required to travel with their Kinderausweis document and
health certification, which had to be presented upon arrival in England.
However, according to Lilian Levy, archivist at the Jewish Refugees
Committee, there was no minimum age requirement. According to Lilian:

The Kindertransport scheme was a special concession obtained in 1938 from
the British Government to allow children under 16 to flee Nazi persecution.

Normally anyone arriving in the UK had to have an individual entry visa, but
children arriving on a Kindertransport were covered by the "mass visa"
(which was the pivotal purpose of the scheme).

A 3-year old child would have been permitted to travel on a Kindertransport
(with or without her sisters; adults >from the Jewish Refugees Committee
accompanied the trains) but she would have had to have been registered for
travel on the scheme by her parents, "in the same way that your mother
and aunt must have been registered."

Judith Elam Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Kindertransport requirements #germany

Judith Elam
 

I would like to thank the many people who responded to my posting regarding
Kindertransport requirements. Your heartfelt comments are much appreciated.

The children were required to travel with their Kinderausweis document and
health certification, which had to be presented upon arrival in England.
However, according to Lilian Levy, archivist at the Jewish Refugees
Committee, there was no minimum age requirement. According to Lilian:

The Kindertransport scheme was a special concession obtained in 1938 from
the British Government to allow children under 16 to flee Nazi persecution.

Normally anyone arriving in the UK had to have an individual entry visa, but
children arriving on a Kindertransport were covered by the "mass visa"
(which was the pivotal purpose of the scheme).

A 3-year old child would have been permitted to travel on a Kindertransport
(with or without her sisters; adults >from the Jewish Refugees Committee
accompanied the trains) but she would have had to have been registered for
travel on the scheme by her parents, "in the same way that your mother
and aunt must have been registered."

Judith Elam Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Re: Reply to Announcing NALDEX - [Name Adoption List Index] #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Judith:
Thanks for the very kind words. In the case of the West Prussia list you
ask about, we should make special note of the work of David Lewin, who made
a version of it available on JewishGen many years ago. His transcription
served as the basis for the version we're presenting in NALDEX.

The published lists tended to be organized either alphabetically, or by
town, or both. The town censuses on which they were based were not
necessarily organized in any particular way, and so I wouldn't want to
speculate on relationships being indicated by proximity within a list.

The town censuses, where they survive, are treasure troves, and in other
regions will be the basis for future portions of NALDEX. I haven't decided
what to do when such censuses are the only surviving evidence of
naturalization/surname adoption: do we include the heads of household in
NALDEX as though a list had been published, or put up the entire census,
or both? Comments welcome. Transcriptions and proofreading even more welcome!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 7/30/2011 6:08 PM, Judith Elam wrote:
The NALDEX is a wonderful, and much anticipated, addition to the All-Germany
database! Many thanks to all involved for all your hard work!

I have a question. On the original list, are the people who are listed
consecutively by page number related? For example, I see that the number
for my gggg-grandfather Hirsch Lewin GOLDSTEIN of Krojanke is 632/111.
Below him is listed Wittwe Lewin Casper GOLDSTEIN of Krojanke, number
633/113, yet they are probably NOT related because Hirsch Lewin's father was
Lewin Simon, not Lewin Casper. I have not been able to establish a
connection so far.

Similarly, my gggg-grandfather, Israel Samuel WEINBERG's number is 2272/34.
He was living in Dirschau in 1810, but died in Elbing in 1836. Above him is
listed Lewin Abraham WEINBERG, number 2271/39, of Elbing. I have often
wondered if they are related, but have not been able to prove or disprove a
connection so far. Age-wise, they could be brothers.


German SIG #Germany Re: Reply to Announcing NALDEX - [Name Adoption List Index] #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Judith:
Thanks for the very kind words. In the case of the West Prussia list you
ask about, we should make special note of the work of David Lewin, who made
a version of it available on JewishGen many years ago. His transcription
served as the basis for the version we're presenting in NALDEX.

The published lists tended to be organized either alphabetically, or by
town, or both. The town censuses on which they were based were not
necessarily organized in any particular way, and so I wouldn't want to
speculate on relationships being indicated by proximity within a list.

The town censuses, where they survive, are treasure troves, and in other
regions will be the basis for future portions of NALDEX. I haven't decided
what to do when such censuses are the only surviving evidence of
naturalization/surname adoption: do we include the heads of household in
NALDEX as though a list had been published, or put up the entire census,
or both? Comments welcome. Transcriptions and proofreading even more welcome!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 7/30/2011 6:08 PM, Judith Elam wrote:
The NALDEX is a wonderful, and much anticipated, addition to the All-Germany
database! Many thanks to all involved for all your hard work!

I have a question. On the original list, are the people who are listed
consecutively by page number related? For example, I see that the number
for my gggg-grandfather Hirsch Lewin GOLDSTEIN of Krojanke is 632/111.
Below him is listed Wittwe Lewin Casper GOLDSTEIN of Krojanke, number
633/113, yet they are probably NOT related because Hirsch Lewin's father was
Lewin Simon, not Lewin Casper. I have not been able to establish a
connection so far.

Similarly, my gggg-grandfather, Israel Samuel WEINBERG's number is 2272/34.
He was living in Dirschau in 1810, but died in Elbing in 1836. Above him is
listed Lewin Abraham WEINBERG, number 2271/39, of Elbing. I have often
wondered if they are related, but have not been able to prove or disprove a
connection so far. Age-wise, they could be brothers.


DC2011 Book and Author Program #belarus

bounce-2265095-772948@...
 

BOOK & AUTHOR SIGNING PROGRAM

Another enriching Conference program feature now is available, about
which you may not have heard much: the Book & Author Signing!

Authors may sell their books, films, etc. immediately after their
presentation at the Book & Author table in the Independence lobby of the
Grand Hyatt Conference Center. We also have arranged to have two group
signings, as follows:

On Monday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Independence F & G
On Wednesday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Constitution B.

Due to space and time realities, authors may have no more than one or
two of their titles available. Transactions will be limited to cash and
American bank checks. Credit cards will not be accepted.

A current list of the authors available after their presentations, on

Monday, on Wednesday (or some combination of the three occasions)
appears below, and also can be found at the Conference website. The
final list will appear in the Daily Planner and the Conference program,
included in all registrant packets.

Ron Arons--- Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research
Methodology (2009); The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim
(2008); "Black Sheep of the Family" tzotchkes

Andrée Aelion Brooks--- The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times
of Dona Gracia Nasi–a Jewish Leader During the Renaissance (2002)

Lawrence Cohen--- Chicken Hill Chronicle: Memoir of a Jewish Family,
with co-author Norman Cohen (2011)

Judith Frazin--- A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language
Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death
Records) (3rd edition 2009)

Ronnie Hess--- Whole Cloth: A Poem Cycle (2009)

Sheilah Kaufman--- Simply Irresistible; Easy Elegant, Fearless, Fussless
Cooking (2003); Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: a Mediterranean Mosaic
(2002); A Taste of Turkish Cuisine, with co-author Nur Ilkin (2002)

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman--- DNA & Tradition – the Genetic Link to the
Ancient Hebrews (2nd edition 2011) (Also available at the Avotaynu area
in the Vendor Showcase room)

Nancy R. Kravitz--- Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History
with a foreword by Arthur Kurzweil (2010)

Steve Luxenberg---- Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret (2009)

Jeff Malka--- Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors
and Their World (2nd edition 2009). Please look for this book at the
Avotaynu area in the Vendor Showcase.

Michael Miller--- Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age
of Emancipation (2011)

Mark Ozer---- The Litvak Legacy (2009)

Howard Reich--- Prisoner of Her Past: A Son's Memoir (2011)

Maina Chawla Singh--- Being Indian; Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity
and Gender in the Jewish Homeland (2009)

Wendy Turman--- Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community,
with co-author Laura Cohen Apelbaum (2007)

Davi Walders--- Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the
Holocaust (2011)

Please stop by these authors’ presentations, or visit them at their
tables! You’ll benefit, and so will they!

Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Belarus SIG #Belarus DC2011 Book and Author Program #belarus

bounce-2265095-772948@...
 

BOOK & AUTHOR SIGNING PROGRAM

Another enriching Conference program feature now is available, about
which you may not have heard much: the Book & Author Signing!

Authors may sell their books, films, etc. immediately after their
presentation at the Book & Author table in the Independence lobby of the
Grand Hyatt Conference Center. We also have arranged to have two group
signings, as follows:

On Monday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Independence F & G
On Wednesday at 5:30-6:00 pm, in Constitution B.

Due to space and time realities, authors may have no more than one or
two of their titles available. Transactions will be limited to cash and
American bank checks. Credit cards will not be accepted.

A current list of the authors available after their presentations, on

Monday, on Wednesday (or some combination of the three occasions)
appears below, and also can be found at the Conference website. The
final list will appear in the Daily Planner and the Conference program,
included in all registrant packets.

Ron Arons--- Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research
Methodology (2009); The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim
(2008); "Black Sheep of the Family" tzotchkes

Andrée Aelion Brooks--- The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times
of Dona Gracia Nasi–a Jewish Leader During the Renaissance (2002)

Lawrence Cohen--- Chicken Hill Chronicle: Memoir of a Jewish Family,
with co-author Norman Cohen (2011)

Judith Frazin--- A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language
Civil-Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death
Records) (3rd edition 2009)

Ronnie Hess--- Whole Cloth: A Poem Cycle (2009)

Sheilah Kaufman--- Simply Irresistible; Easy Elegant, Fearless, Fussless
Cooking (2003); Sephardic Israeli Cuisine: a Mediterranean Mosaic
(2002); A Taste of Turkish Cuisine, with co-author Nur Ilkin (2002)

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman--- DNA & Tradition – the Genetic Link to the
Ancient Hebrews (2nd edition 2011) (Also available at the Avotaynu area
in the Vendor Showcase room)

Nancy R. Kravitz--- Remember Me to the Little Ones: A Family History
with a foreword by Arthur Kurzweil (2010)

Steve Luxenberg---- Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret (2009)

Jeff Malka--- Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors
and Their World (2nd edition 2009). Please look for this book at the
Avotaynu area in the Vendor Showcase.

Michael Miller--- Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age
of Emancipation (2011)

Mark Ozer---- The Litvak Legacy (2009)

Howard Reich--- Prisoner of Her Past: A Son's Memoir (2011)

Maina Chawla Singh--- Being Indian; Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity
and Gender in the Jewish Homeland (2009)

Wendy Turman--- Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community,
with co-author Laura Cohen Apelbaum (2007)

Davi Walders--- Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the
Holocaust (2011)

Please stop by these authors’ presentations, or visit them at their
tables! You’ll benefit, and so will they!

Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Southwest Belarus Discussions and Meetings #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

I administer two discussion forums that involve researchers of Jewish
Genealogy in Southwestern Belarus.

The first forum is Jewish Polesie. It is a loose network for the
area that is in and near what was most of the Polesie province in
interwar Poland. It is roughly equivalent to the Brest. Pruzhany,
Kobrin and Pinsk uzeds (districts) in the Russian pale of settlement;
and the Brest Region in current Belarus. The Jewish Polesie forum
was established at the 2006 (NYC) IAJGS conference but the group's
other intended joint activities did not materialize. still, it is a
good place to exchange information and ideas.

The second forum is KUJRG (Kobrin Uzed (district) Jewish Research
Group). It was established at the 2008 (Chicago) IAJGS conference. A
few of us met with the aim of reviving Jewish Polesie as an
organization. We concluded that archival research should be our
highest priority. Tackling archival research for four Russian
districts would have been more than we could handle. Because all of
us had roots in the Kobrin district, we agreed to focus on its
records at the Grodno archives. Shortly afterwards, we merged our
efforts with JewishGen's Kobrin Region Jewish Records Project.

The Brest uzed's research efforts are coordinated by Jenni Busch who
can use help. However, the Pinsk and Pruzhany uzeds do not have
equivalent projects.

The August 14-19, 2011 IAJGS conference in DC will have meetings for
these groups:

KUJRG -- Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:15.
Jewish Polesie -- Tuesday, 2:15 - 3:30.

In addition, those of us at the conference should attend the following events:
Belarus SIG meeting -- Thursday, 11:00 - 12:15.
Belarus SIG luncheon -- Thursday, 2:30 -2:00.

Pelase write to me if you are interested in joining these discussion groups.


Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@earthlink.net>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Southwest Belarus Discussions and Meetings #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

I administer two discussion forums that involve researchers of Jewish
Genealogy in Southwestern Belarus.

The first forum is Jewish Polesie. It is a loose network for the
area that is in and near what was most of the Polesie province in
interwar Poland. It is roughly equivalent to the Brest. Pruzhany,
Kobrin and Pinsk uzeds (districts) in the Russian pale of settlement;
and the Brest Region in current Belarus. The Jewish Polesie forum
was established at the 2006 (NYC) IAJGS conference but the group's
other intended joint activities did not materialize. still, it is a
good place to exchange information and ideas.

The second forum is KUJRG (Kobrin Uzed (district) Jewish Research
Group). It was established at the 2008 (Chicago) IAJGS conference. A
few of us met with the aim of reviving Jewish Polesie as an
organization. We concluded that archival research should be our
highest priority. Tackling archival research for four Russian
districts would have been more than we could handle. Because all of
us had roots in the Kobrin district, we agreed to focus on its
records at the Grodno archives. Shortly afterwards, we merged our
efforts with JewishGen's Kobrin Region Jewish Records Project.

The Brest uzed's research efforts are coordinated by Jenni Busch who
can use help. However, the Pinsk and Pruzhany uzeds do not have
equivalent projects.

The August 14-19, 2011 IAJGS conference in DC will have meetings for
these groups:

KUJRG -- Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:15.
Jewish Polesie -- Tuesday, 2:15 - 3:30.

In addition, those of us at the conference should attend the following events:
Belarus SIG meeting -- Thursday, 11:00 - 12:15.
Belarus SIG luncheon -- Thursday, 2:30 -2:00.

Pelase write to me if you are interested in joining these discussion groups.


Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@earthlink.net>

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