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Re: Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Enzo Falco
 

An Italian cousin whose Jewish father moved to Italy >from Germany about 1910,
told me that in Germany, after about 1933, all citizens had to keep up to
date a document, passport size, with their family tree. Every time they
updated it they had to go to the authorities where it was stamped with the
current date. I saw one in the Holocaust section of the British Imperial War
Museum and took a poor picture through the glass cabinet. I had read that
Nazi Germany encouraged the Jews to investigate their genealogy. IBM punched
cards were immensely used to keep track of all of this data.

The Nuremberg laws of about 1938 defined a Jew if less than a certain
percentage of their ancestry was Jewish. I think it was specified that you
had to have not a single Jewish grandparent for a specified number of
generations.

In Italy, according to the Anti-Jewish laws of 1938, patterned after the
Nuremberg laws, required all Jews to bring their birth certificates to the
local police station where it was stamped with, "Of the Jewish Race." I
understood that passports were also similarly stamped. Similarly to Germany,
you were not Jewish if you had no Jewish grandparents for a number of
generations. Italy, being a "nicer" country, the number of generations was
less than Germany! Also you were exempted >from this law for a number of
reasons such as being a Medal of Honor winner in WW I, having a disability
of so many limbs missing, etc.

Enzo Falco
Belmont, Massachusetts
USA

"Diana da Costa" <dianadacosta@btinternet.com> wrote:

I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis, that
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry by
producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true and if
so, which countries were affected? Regarding Germany, I don't think this
was the case but perhaps it might have been in some areas?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Enzo Falco
 

An Italian cousin whose Jewish father moved to Italy >from Germany about 1910,
told me that in Germany, after about 1933, all citizens had to keep up to
date a document, passport size, with their family tree. Every time they
updated it they had to go to the authorities where it was stamped with the
current date. I saw one in the Holocaust section of the British Imperial War
Museum and took a poor picture through the glass cabinet. I had read that
Nazi Germany encouraged the Jews to investigate their genealogy. IBM punched
cards were immensely used to keep track of all of this data.

The Nuremberg laws of about 1938 defined a Jew if less than a certain
percentage of their ancestry was Jewish. I think it was specified that you
had to have not a single Jewish grandparent for a specified number of
generations.

In Italy, according to the Anti-Jewish laws of 1938, patterned after the
Nuremberg laws, required all Jews to bring their birth certificates to the
local police station where it was stamped with, "Of the Jewish Race." I
understood that passports were also similarly stamped. Similarly to Germany,
you were not Jewish if you had no Jewish grandparents for a number of
generations. Italy, being a "nicer" country, the number of generations was
less than Germany! Also you were exempted >from this law for a number of
reasons such as being a Medal of Honor winner in WW I, having a disability
of so many limbs missing, etc.

Enzo Falco
Belmont, Massachusetts
USA

"Diana da Costa" <dianadacosta@btinternet.com> wrote:

I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis, that
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry by
producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true and if
so, which countries were affected? Regarding Germany, I don't think this
was the case but perhaps it might have been in some areas?


More on (US) National Cemetery Veterans Searchable Online tool #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Following up >from my earlier posting several days ago, I have heard from
staff at the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). As of now Arlington National
Cemetery is not included in the current version of the VLM site. If you are
looking for a Veteran or service member interred at Arlington National
Cemetery, please visit <https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/>;
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil

If you are looking for a service member interred in a cemetery managed by
the American Battle Monuments Commission, please visit
<https://www.abmc.gov/>; https://www.abmc.gov .

Currently, the National Cemetery Veterans Searchable tool is only for those
cemeteries managed by the national Cemetery Administration.

To find information about the final resting place of Veterans interred in
Veteran cemeteries managed by the National Park Service, state governments
or tribal governments, please visit <https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/>;
https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More on (US) National Cemetery Veterans Searchable Online tool #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Following up >from my earlier posting several days ago, I have heard from
staff at the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). As of now Arlington National
Cemetery is not included in the current version of the VLM site. If you are
looking for a Veteran or service member interred at Arlington National
Cemetery, please visit <https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/>;
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil

If you are looking for a service member interred in a cemetery managed by
the American Battle Monuments Commission, please visit
<https://www.abmc.gov/>; https://www.abmc.gov .

Currently, the National Cemetery Veterans Searchable tool is only for those
cemeteries managed by the national Cemetery Administration.

To find information about the final resting place of Veterans interred in
Veteran cemeteries managed by the National Park Service, state governments
or tribal governments, please visit <https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/>;
https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records access Monitoring Committee


Seeking help or contact in Krivoi-Rog (Kryvyy Rih, Ukraine) (Dnieperpetrovsk oblast), Ukraine #ukraine

Rony Golan
 

Fellow JGenners.

I need local help in Krivoi-Rog (Kryvyy Rih) Ukraine.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1043968

I am looking for a man or a family that lived there during the 1990s
and possibly a grave.

Please respond privately.

Thanks you,

Rony Golan
Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Seeking help or contact in Krivoi-Rog (Kryvyy Rih, Ukraine) (Dnieperpetrovsk oblast), Ukraine #ukraine

Rony Golan
 

Fellow JGenners.

I need local help in Krivoi-Rog (Kryvyy Rih) Ukraine.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1043968

I am looking for a man or a family that lived there during the 1990s
and possibly a grave.

Please respond privately.

Thanks you,

Rony Golan
Israel


Ancestry Free Access to Year Books Through September 2, 2019

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Free access to Ancestry collection of over 400,000 (US) yearbooks through until 02 Sep 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To find your local comparable time use time zone converter  Yearbooks provide  personal photographs, quotes which may be humorous, best in class etc. There is also a daily challenge

 

Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/yearbook-pictures

 

You will have to register with name, password and email address- no credit card information required.

 

When your search finds the record you are looking for, If you try to access any of the suggested records that appear on the right side you will be invited to subscribe. Same if you try any collections other than the featured Year Book Collection. Only the yearbook records are free access.  Not every schools’ yearbooks are available on Ancestry. While I could not find my school year book, I was able to find other relatives’ yearbooks. You are able to copy the photos to your computer by right clicking on the photo and save image as…

 

I have no affiliation with  Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


(UK) Kitchener Camp--Jewish German and Austrian Men Fled to UK for Safety Before WWll to Hold 80th Anniversary and Exhibit #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Outside the town of Sandwich, Kent, UK was the Kitchener Camp - where 4,000
Jewish men >from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia were brought in the
final months before the Second World War. The Central British Fund for
German Jewry (CBF) now known as the World Jewish Relief - the same group
that met about the Kindertransport for refugee children, decided steps had
to be taken to facilitate the transport of Jews >from the Reich out of Nazi
territory. The British government agreed to the concept of a transport camp
but not of a refugee camp.

Adult men were brought to the UK on condition they would not be granted UK
citizenship, they must not work, and they must emigrate onwards to the US,
Australia and elsewhere. The Camp began in February 1939. By the time the
war broke out, 4,000 Jews had arrived at the camp. The Jews arrived by train
and boat. The CBF rented a derelict army base at Richborough, near Sandwich
to house the men. They built or refurbished 42 accommodation huts, shower
and toilet blocks, two synagogues, a medical clinic, a post office and
shops. The men expected their families but the outbreak of the war prevented
many form traveling. After the Dunkirk evacuation in May 1940 public opinion
turned against German-speaking refugees, as some were suspected of being
spies or saboteurs. Those not serving in the war effort were interned or
deported to Australia and Canada. The Kitchener Camp was closed.

An exhibition, Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue 1939, is opening
September 1 and runs through September 8 at the Jewish Museum in Camden and
then will be donated to the Wiener Library in London, the UK's premier
Holocaust Archives and Library. On September 2 a blue plaque will be
unveiled in Sandwich in the presence of descendants of the rescued men.

To read more see:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/kitchener-camp-sandwich-kent-german-jews-haven

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Kitchener Camp--Jewish German and Austrian Men Fled to UK for Safety Before WWll to Hold 80th Anniversary and Exhibit #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Outside the town of Sandwich, Kent, UK was the Kitchener Camp - where 4,000
Jewish men >from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia were brought in the
final months before the Second World War. The Central British Fund for
German Jewry (CBF) now known as the World Jewish Relief - the same group
that met about the Kindertransport for refugee children, decided steps had
to be taken to facilitate the transport of Jews >from the Reich out of Nazi
territory. The British government agreed to the concept of a transport camp
but not of a refugee camp.

Adult men were brought to the UK on condition they would not be granted UK
citizenship, they must not work, and they must emigrate onwards to the US,
Australia and elsewhere. The Camp began in February 1939. By the time the
war broke out, 4,000 Jews had arrived at the camp. The Jews arrived by train
and boat. The CBF rented a derelict army base at Richborough, near Sandwich
to house the men. They built or refurbished 42 accommodation huts, shower
and toilet blocks, two synagogues, a medical clinic, a post office and
shops. The men expected their families but the outbreak of the war prevented
many form traveling. After the Dunkirk evacuation in May 1940 public opinion
turned against German-speaking refugees, as some were suspected of being
spies or saboteurs. Those not serving in the war effort were interned or
deported to Australia and Canada. The Kitchener Camp was closed.

An exhibition, Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue 1939, is opening
September 1 and runs through September 8 at the Jewish Museum in Camden and
then will be donated to the Wiener Library in London, the UK's premier
Holocaust Archives and Library. On September 2 a blue plaque will be
unveiled in Sandwich in the presence of descendants of the rescued men.

To read more see:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/kitchener-camp-sandwich-kent-german-jews-haven

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Suetterlin German #germany

Eva Eisenstein <evaeisenstein45@...>
 

I've posted two postcards in Suetterlin style German for which I
need a translation, first into "normal" German, and then
if possible into English. They are on ViewMate at the following
addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74879

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74891

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

The writer is a young girl, so the sentences will be short and simple.
Thank you very much in advance,

Eva Eisenstein, Evanston, Illinois


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request - Suetterlin German #germany

Eva Eisenstein <evaeisenstein45@...>
 

I've posted two postcards in Suetterlin style German for which I
need a translation, first into "normal" German, and then
if possible into English. They are on ViewMate at the following
addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74879

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74891

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

The writer is a young girl, so the sentences will be short and simple.
Thank you very much in advance,

Eva Eisenstein, Evanston, Illinois


Re: Zeurich vital records [SITE CITE] #germany

Esther <esther.bloch@...>
 

Regarding birth records in Zurich, here is the website.
For any research or document there will be a fee.

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/prd/de/index/bevoelkerungsamt.html

general address:

Stadt Zuerich
Präsidialdepartement
Stadthausquai 17
Stadthaus
8001 Zuerich
Telefon +41 44 412 11 11 <tel:+41444121111>
Postadresse:
Postfach

8022 Zurich

or:

Stadt Zuerich
Stadtarchiv
Neumarkt 4
Haus zum untern Rech
8001 Zuerich
Telefon +41 44 415 16 46 <tel:+41444151646>
Fax +41 44 415 16 49

Esther Bloch, Canada esther.bloch@cogeco.ca

Yaron Wolfsthal <yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com> wrote:

I am researching a family that lived in Vienna. While looking at
records, I noticed that two of the children were born in Zurich, and
I'm now seeking their birth records


German SIG #Germany Re: Zeurich vital records [SITE CITE] #germany

Esther <esther.bloch@...>
 

Regarding birth records in Zurich, here is the website.
For any research or document there will be a fee.

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/prd/de/index/bevoelkerungsamt.html

general address:

Stadt Zuerich
Präsidialdepartement
Stadthausquai 17
Stadthaus
8001 Zuerich
Telefon +41 44 412 11 11 <tel:+41444121111>
Postadresse:
Postfach

8022 Zurich

or:

Stadt Zuerich
Stadtarchiv
Neumarkt 4
Haus zum untern Rech
8001 Zuerich
Telefon +41 44 415 16 46 <tel:+41444151646>
Fax +41 44 415 16 49

Esther Bloch, Canada esther.bloch@cogeco.ca

Yaron Wolfsthal <yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com> wrote:

I am researching a family that lived in Vienna. While looking at
records, I noticed that two of the children were born in Zurich, and
I'm now seeking their birth records


IGRA Meeting September 8th in Ra'anana, Israel- How I Met My Singers, A Success Story of Genealogy Research #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join us for the first IGRA meeting of the new season in Ra'anana,
Israel on September 10, 2019. Our guest speaker is Daniel Horowitz who
will speak on "How I Met My Singers: A Success Story of Genealogy
Research".

In this presentation, using real-life examples, Daniel will share his
tips and tricks for success - and also what to avoid - to achieve your
research goals. His most successful personal research project is the
Singer branch of his family. By interviewing relatives, visiting
archives & cemeteries, finding the correct documents, analyzing photos
and using many more successful tools and techniques, Daniel was able
to reconnect with long lost relatives. An ongoing research project for
more than 30 years, Daniel's family tree covers four continents and
dozens of countries

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key
contributions, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media,
as well as lecturing and attending conferences around the world.
Dedicated to genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the
study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My
Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several
crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and is a board
member of IGRA.

**New Location**: Ra'anana Archives, 6 Golomb Street, Ra'anana.

Doors open at 19:00 Meeting begins at 19:30.

Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20

To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Meeting September 8th in Ra'anana, Israel- How I Met My Singers, A Success Story of Genealogy Research #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join us for the first IGRA meeting of the new season in Ra'anana,
Israel on September 10, 2019. Our guest speaker is Daniel Horowitz who
will speak on "How I Met My Singers: A Success Story of Genealogy
Research".

In this presentation, using real-life examples, Daniel will share his
tips and tricks for success - and also what to avoid - to achieve your
research goals. His most successful personal research project is the
Singer branch of his family. By interviewing relatives, visiting
archives & cemeteries, finding the correct documents, analyzing photos
and using many more successful tools and techniques, Daniel was able
to reconnect with long lost relatives. An ongoing research project for
more than 30 years, Daniel's family tree covers four continents and
dozens of countries

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key
contributions, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media,
as well as lecturing and attending conferences around the world.
Dedicated to genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the
study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My
Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several
crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and is a board
member of IGRA.

**New Location**: Ra'anana Archives, 6 Golomb Street, Ra'anana.

Doors open at 19:00 Meeting begins at 19:30.

Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20

To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


ViewMate Translation from Russian/Kravetz Family #belarus

hollytulin
 

I've posted a certificate on the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the
number 74889, for which I need a translation >from Russian (or maybe Ukrainian).

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D74889

It possibly documents a birth on November 30, 1882 in the Koretskava
District of Ukraine. The very fragile paper was found in an envelope
that says "Morris Kravetz A/N 049-26-5624, Russian doc." The date on the
document seems to be July 30, 1917

Script handwriting and the old alphabet are challenging to decipher.
Help with translation is much appreciated.

Please reply using the ViewMate entry.

Many thanks,
Holly Tulin


Belarus SIG #Belarus ViewMate Translation from Russian/Kravetz Family #belarus

hollytulin
 

I've posted a certificate on the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the
number 74889, for which I need a translation >from Russian (or maybe Ukrainian).

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D74889

It possibly documents a birth on November 30, 1882 in the Koretskava
District of Ukraine. The very fragile paper was found in an envelope
that says "Morris Kravetz A/N 049-26-5624, Russian doc." The date on the
document seems to be July 30, 1917

Script handwriting and the old alphabet are challenging to decipher.
Help with translation is much appreciated.

Please reply using the ViewMate entry.

Many thanks,
Holly Tulin


Ancestry Free Access to Year Books Through September 2, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Free access to Ancestry collection of over 400,000 (US) yearbooks through
until 02 Sep 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To find your local comparable time use
time zone converter Yearbooks provide personal photographs, quotes which
may be humorous, best in class etc. There is also a daily challenge

Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/yearbook-pictures

You will have to register with name, password and email address- no credit
card information required.

When your search finds the record you are looking for, If you try to access
any of the suggested records that appear on the right side you will be
invited to subscribe. Same if you try any collections other than the
featured Year Book Collection. Only the yearbook records are free access.
Not every schools' yearbooks are available on Ancestry. While I could not
find my school year book, I was able to find other relatives' yearbooks. You
are able to copy the photos to your computer by right clicking on the photo
and save image as.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry Free Access to Year Books Through September 2, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Free access to Ancestry collection of over 400,000 (US) yearbooks through
until 02 Sep 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To find your local comparable time use
time zone converter Yearbooks provide personal photographs, quotes which
may be humorous, best in class etc. There is also a daily challenge

Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/yearbook-pictures

You will have to register with name, password and email address- no credit
card information required.

When your search finds the record you are looking for, If you try to access
any of the suggested records that appear on the right side you will be
invited to subscribe. Same if you try any collections other than the
featured Year Book Collection. Only the yearbook records are free access.
Not every schools' yearbooks are available on Ancestry. While I could not
find my school year book, I was able to find other relatives' yearbooks. You
are able to copy the photos to your computer by right clicking on the photo
and save image as.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Required proving of non-Jewish ancestry in Nazi Europe? #germany

Judy Vasos
 

Hi Diana,

When we visited non Jewish relatives in Germany several years ago they
showed us a document >from the Hitler era to show they did not have jewish
ancestry. They had to research and prove their Aryan ancestry back to
the 18th century. The document was approved by the state. I don't know
what other countries where this was required but I was shocked when
I saw it. So Yes, this was true.

Judy Vasos : judyvasos@gmail.com

Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr dianadacosta@btinternet.com wrote:
I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis,
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry
by producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true?
If true, which countries were affected?

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