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Village life in Transcarpathia #general

John Berkeley <gluckpast@...>
 

I should like to understand what sort of community facilities for
assembly and prayer are likely to have existed in the villages of
Transcarpathia prior to the Holocaust. My particular interest is in
Sekernice (Sokirnitsa) and Veresmart (Velikaya Kopanya), to the east
and west of Chust (Khust) respectively. Did the local rabbi conduct
services in a permanent synagogue or some other village building or
did the community travel in to the nearby town to worship in the
several synagogues there?

Any information/advice would be much appreciated, as I prepare to
visit the area again in three weeks time.

John Berkeley (Berkovic)
Warwick, UK
Researching: GLUCK (Khust, Velikaya Kopania), BERKOVIC (Khust, Odoreu,
Sokirnitsa), Wiezel (Sighetu Marmatiei)
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Village life in Transcarpathia #general

John Berkeley <gluckpast@...>
 

I should like to understand what sort of community facilities for
assembly and prayer are likely to have existed in the villages of
Transcarpathia prior to the Holocaust. My particular interest is in
Sekernice (Sokirnitsa) and Veresmart (Velikaya Kopanya), to the east
and west of Chust (Khust) respectively. Did the local rabbi conduct
services in a permanent synagogue or some other village building or
did the community travel in to the nearby town to worship in the
several synagogues there?

Any information/advice would be much appreciated, as I prepare to
visit the area again in three weeks time.

John Berkeley (Berkovic)
Warwick, UK
Researching: GLUCK (Khust, Velikaya Kopania), BERKOVIC (Khust, Odoreu,
Sokirnitsa), Wiezel (Sighetu Marmatiei)
Please reply to gluckpast@...


Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently
running.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grojec/Grojec.html

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grudki/Grudki.html

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Neunkirchen/Neunkirchen.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181.html

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les225.html

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181a.html

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181b.html

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181c.html

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181d.html

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182.html

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182a.html

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181e.html

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182b.html

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182c.html

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182d.html

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les485.html

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Dro191.html

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les476.html

And finally, we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/antopol1/antopol1.html

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

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzeziny/brzeziny.html

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

- Czyzew-Osada, 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

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/Demp000.html

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

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stanislawow-arim/stanislawow-arim.html

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/lesko.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was
destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Piotrkow/Piotrkow.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ruzhany/ruzhany.html

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html

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

- Voronovo, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk/vysotsk.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.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.

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


Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently
running.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grojec/Grojec.html

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grudki/Grudki.html

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Neunkirchen/Neunkirchen.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181.html

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les225.html

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181a.html

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181b.html

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181c.html

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181d.html

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182.html

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182a.html

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181e.html

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182b.html

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182c.html

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182d.html

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les485.html

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Dro191.html

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les476.html

And finally, we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/antopol1/antopol1.html

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

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzeziny/brzeziny.html

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

- Czyzew-Osada, 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

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/Demp000.html

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

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stanislawow-arim/stanislawow-arim.html

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/lesko.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was
destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Piotrkow/Piotrkow.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ruzhany/ruzhany.html

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html

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

- Voronovo, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk/vysotsk.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.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.

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


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently
running.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grojec/Grojec.html

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grudki/Grudki.html

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Neunkirchen/Neunkirchen.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181.html

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les225.html

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181a.html

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181b.html

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181c.html

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181d.html

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182.html

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182a.html

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181e.html

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182b.html

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182c.html

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182d.html

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les485.html

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Dro191.html

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les476.html

And finally, we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/antopol1/antopol1.html

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

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzeziny/brzeziny.html

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

- Czyzew-Osada, 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

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/Demp000.html

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

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stanislawow-arim/stanislawow-arim.html

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/lesko.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was
destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Piotrkow/Piotrkow.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ruzhany/ruzhany.html

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html

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

- Voronovo, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk/vysotsk.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.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.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently
running.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grojec/Grojec.html

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grudki/Grudki.html

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Neunkirchen/Neunkirchen.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181.html

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les225.html

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181a.html

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181b.html

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181c.html

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181d.html

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182.html

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182a.html

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181e.html

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182b.html

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182c.html

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182d.html

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les485.html

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Dro191.html

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les476.html

And finally, we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/antopol1/antopol1.html

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

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzeziny/brzeziny.html

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

- Czyzew-Osada, 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

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/Demp000.html

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

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stanislawow-arim/stanislawow-arim.html

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/lesko.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was
destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Piotrkow/Piotrkow.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ruzhany/ruzhany.html

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html

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

- Voronovo, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk/vysotsk.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.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.

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


Chicago "Get" #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

My aunt was married twice by two different rabbis in the mid to late 1930s
in Chicago. I have the names of the rabbis and wonder where she would have
obtained the get. Would she go to the first rabbi or the second or to a
council? Does anyone know where records might be kept or how I can
determine with which synagogue the rabbis were affiliated? They were: #1
in 1933 - Solomon RESH at 5036 N. Kimball Ave. and #2 in 1938 - S. Felix
MENDELSOHN at 5140 N. Central Park.

Thank you in advance

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago "Get" #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

My aunt was married twice by two different rabbis in the mid to late 1930s
in Chicago. I have the names of the rabbis and wonder where she would have
obtained the get. Would she go to the first rabbi or the second or to a
council? Does anyone know where records might be kept or how I can
determine with which synagogue the rabbis were affiliated? They were: #1
in 1933 - Solomon RESH at 5036 N. Kimball Ave. and #2 in 1938 - S. Felix
MENDELSOHN at 5140 N. Central Park.

Thank you in advance

Jackye Sullins
Carlsbad, CA


Nannette #poland

Judith Elam
 

My gg-grandfather was Bernhard WEISS, born Uszyce,1803, which is near
Praszka, Poland. In his dissertation written in 1834 in Berlin, Bernhard
mentions his parents' names - Moses and Nanette. When I looked up the name
"Nanette" I found it was a "modern" name and therefore no other alternative
names were listed. Has anyone got any idea what Nanette's birth name could
have been? I am figuring she was born around 1780.


Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii


JRI Poland #Poland Nannette #poland

Judith Elam
 

My gg-grandfather was Bernhard WEISS, born Uszyce,1803, which is near
Praszka, Poland. In his dissertation written in 1834 in Berlin, Bernhard
mentions his parents' names - Moses and Nanette. When I looked up the name
"Nanette" I found it was a "modern" name and therefore no other alternative
names were listed. Has anyone got any idea what Nanette's birth name could
have been? I am figuring she was born around 1780.


Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii


Kalisz PSA #poland

Herbert Gursky
 

A friend of mine, Madeleine Okladek will be ordering records >from the
Kalisz PSA. Would anyone like to share in this order? If so, please
contact me and I will forward the information on to Madeleine.

Flora Gursky
Great Falls, VA


JRI Poland #Poland Kalisz PSA #poland

Herbert Gursky
 

A friend of mine, Madeleine Okladek will be ordering records >from the
Kalisz PSA. Would anyone like to share in this order? If so, please
contact me and I will forward the information on to Madeleine.

Flora Gursky
Great Falls, VA


Different middle names=same person? #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

Elizabeth Schwartz Lourie asked in the April 28 LitvakSIG digest:

"Could Efroim Berka DUSHKES and Efroim Yankel DUSHKES (fathers of
children born Vilijampole 1857 and 1873) be the same person? Both listed as
son of Leyzer with same wife (Grune)."

Because I was involved with the Vilijampole births translation project, I
have the images of some of the original records, including those for 1857
and 1873.

The original records were recorded in both Hebrew and Russian. The two
records Elizabeth refers to above do not cite the given names Berka and
Yankel. The father is listed simply as Efroim, both in the Hebrew record
and the corresponding Russian record.

Translators do make mistakes. When common-sense doubts arise, the best way
to solve the mystery is to go back to the original record. Since the
translated record includes all the identifying data, you can request a
copy of the original record >from the archive that holds that particular
record set.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Different middle names=same person? #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

Elizabeth Schwartz Lourie asked in the April 28 LitvakSIG digest:

"Could Efroim Berka DUSHKES and Efroim Yankel DUSHKES (fathers of
children born Vilijampole 1857 and 1873) be the same person? Both listed as
son of Leyzer with same wife (Grune)."

Because I was involved with the Vilijampole births translation project, I
have the images of some of the original records, including those for 1857
and 1873.

The original records were recorded in both Hebrew and Russian. The two
records Elizabeth refers to above do not cite the given names Berka and
Yankel. The father is listed simply as Efroim, both in the Hebrew record
and the corresponding Russian record.

Translators do make mistakes. When common-sense doubts arise, the best way
to solve the mystery is to go back to the original record. Since the
translated record includes all the identifying data, you can request a
copy of the original record >from the archive that holds that particular
record set.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Telsai 1871 Military list #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< >from "Ben Forman" ben.forman@...
One of my ancestors appears on a military list >from 1871 for Telsai,
would more information be available about this ancestor if I were to
write to an archive? >

The Lithuanian Archives no longer honor research requests. A much better,
and less expensive, course of action is to join the LitvakSIG Telsiai
District Research Group (DRG). In return, you will have access to
thousands of translated records not only for Telsiai but also for the
entire Telsiai District. The majority of the Telsiai district records have
already been translated.

To join, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on join/contribute. Contribute
$200, designated for the Telsiai DRG, and you will be notified as to how to
access the records. Please allow time for the LitvakSIG Treasurer to
notify the District Coordinator as that is only done twice each month. Feel
free to use your credit card as the site is secure.

While you are on the site, you may want to join LitvakSIG ($36) if you are
not already a member. This will allow you to access the LitvakSIG Members
Only web site www.litvaksig.com which contains some indexes of records in
the Lithuanian archives.

Good luck in your research.

Howard Margol
LitvakSIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Telsai 1871 Military list #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< >from "Ben Forman" ben.forman@...
One of my ancestors appears on a military list >from 1871 for Telsai,
would more information be available about this ancestor if I were to
write to an archive? >

The Lithuanian Archives no longer honor research requests. A much better,
and less expensive, course of action is to join the LitvakSIG Telsiai
District Research Group (DRG). In return, you will have access to
thousands of translated records not only for Telsiai but also for the
entire Telsiai District. The majority of the Telsiai district records have
already been translated.

To join, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on join/contribute. Contribute
$200, designated for the Telsiai DRG, and you will be notified as to how to
access the records. Please allow time for the LitvakSIG Treasurer to
notify the District Coordinator as that is only done twice each month. Feel
free to use your credit card as the site is secure.

While you are on the site, you may want to join LitvakSIG ($36) if you are
not already a member. This will allow you to access the LitvakSIG Members
Only web site www.litvaksig.com which contains some indexes of records in
the Lithuanian archives.

Good luck in your research.

Howard Margol
LitvakSIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Re: Boris Bobroff success story, & seeking further info #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

You may want to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the FBI, http://foia.fbi.gov/ , regarding your grandfather.

Zev Griner

When I googled "Bobroff" together with "engineering," I suddenly found
the most extraordinary documents. It turned out that my grandfather
was deeply involved with the (illegal in the US) effort to try to
establish trade between the US and the Bolshevik government around
1920. He did this via another company I'd never heard of, his Bobroff
Foreign Trading and Engineering Company in Milwaukee. I discovered
that my grandfather was picked up by the US Bureau of Investigation on
his return >from Russia in 1920, along with various items on his
person...


Old Photos #general

Robert Dodell <DodellFamilyTree@...>
 

I have some old photos >from my Grandparents, Sarah MELTZER (Greenman) and
Murray GREENMAN. Almost all have no name of them, except the following.

Sarah Meltzer Photos: Estimate early 1920
Adele Makler
Mildred Cooperstein
Murray Greenman Photo:
Bunny Broderick: Estimate 1920s

If you recognize name, please contact me and I will send you a scan of the
photo

Robert Dodell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boris Bobroff success story, & seeking further info #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

You may want to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the FBI, http://foia.fbi.gov/ , regarding your grandfather.

Zev Griner

When I googled "Bobroff" together with "engineering," I suddenly found
the most extraordinary documents. It turned out that my grandfather
was deeply involved with the (illegal in the US) effort to try to
establish trade between the US and the Bolshevik government around
1920. He did this via another company I'd never heard of, his Bobroff
Foreign Trading and Engineering Company in Milwaukee. I discovered
that my grandfather was picked up by the US Bureau of Investigation on
his return >from Russia in 1920, along with various items on his
person...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old Photos #general

Robert Dodell <DodellFamilyTree@...>
 

I have some old photos >from my Grandparents, Sarah MELTZER (Greenman) and
Murray GREENMAN. Almost all have no name of them, except the following.

Sarah Meltzer Photos: Estimate early 1920
Adele Makler
Mildred Cooperstein
Murray Greenman Photo:
Bunny Broderick: Estimate 1920s

If you recognize name, please contact me and I will send you a scan of the
photo

Robert Dodell