Date   

Re: Biata, Poland #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Be sure to try different spellings of the town using the gold form.
Many towns had different spellings on these manifests.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Gershon Markowitz gershontikunim@gmail.com]
I found the town name Biata listed on a few Ellis Island manifests for
relatives that I'm researching. Does anyone know where in Poland it is?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Biata, Poland #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Be sure to try different spellings of the town using the gold form.
Many towns had different spellings on these manifests.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Gershon Markowitz gershontikunim@gmail.com]
I found the town name Biata listed on a few Ellis Island manifests for
relatives that I'm researching. Does anyone know where in Poland it is?


Re: Biata, Poland #general

Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

The name Biata should be read as Biala with the "ell" written with a cross.
This is the Polish sound something like a "w". So Biala is pronounced like
Beeyawa. That said, there are several places called Biala in Poland which
you can find in the Shtetlseeker, for example south of Warsaw.
Mike Glazer

"Gershon Markowitz"
I found the town name Biata listed on a few Ellis Island manifests for
relatives that I'm researching. Does anyone know where in Poland it is?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Biata, Poland #general

Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

The name Biata should be read as Biala with the "ell" written with a cross.
This is the Polish sound something like a "w". So Biala is pronounced like
Beeyawa. That said, there are several places called Biala in Poland which
you can find in the Shtetlseeker, for example south of Warsaw.
Mike Glazer

"Gershon Markowitz"
I found the town name Biata listed on a few Ellis Island manifests for
relatives that I'm researching. Does anyone know where in Poland it is?


Plock research group #general

Tony Hausner
 

For those who have roots in Plock (Plotz). I have formed a Plock
research group via yahoo so we can exchange emails.
Please contact me if interested. Plock is near warsaw.
I will be visiting there in june.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plock research group #general

Tony Hausner
 

For those who have roots in Plock (Plotz). I have formed a Plock
research group via yahoo so we can exchange emails.
Please contact me if interested. Plock is near warsaw.
I will be visiting there in june.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


SIEGLER - New York, 1930s-40s #general

Jill Anderson
 

Dear Group
I am looking for information about a cousin - Beatrice Brina SIEGLER
- born 1909 in London UK. Parents, Harry and Hannah (nee APPLEBOON)
The most recent information I have is >from her US naturalisation
record >from 1936 when she was living on W19th Street, New York.
Thank you
Jill Anderson
London UK

Searching for: ABRAHAMSON - Rokiskis, London, USA; ALTER- Austria,
London; DAVIS/DAVISON- Riga, London; HALPERIN - Lodz, London;
GINSBURG - Dvinsk, London, USA; JACOBSON - Poland, London, Hove;
MILGROM - Trembowla, London; NOR/NORR - Panevezys, USA; PEARL/PERL/
PERLE - Birzen, London, Plymouth; SCHUSTER - Rokiskis, USA; SCHWARTZ/
SWARTZ - Dvinsk, Rokiskis, London, USA; SIEGLER/ZIMBLER - Alshad,
Plunge, Pumpenai, Riga, St. Petersburg, London, Hove, USA, S. Africa.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SIEGLER - New York, 1930s-40s #general

Jill Anderson
 

Dear Group
I am looking for information about a cousin - Beatrice Brina SIEGLER
- born 1909 in London UK. Parents, Harry and Hannah (nee APPLEBOON)
The most recent information I have is >from her US naturalisation
record >from 1936 when she was living on W19th Street, New York.
Thank you
Jill Anderson
London UK

Searching for: ABRAHAMSON - Rokiskis, London, USA; ALTER- Austria,
London; DAVIS/DAVISON- Riga, London; HALPERIN - Lodz, London;
GINSBURG - Dvinsk, London, USA; JACOBSON - Poland, London, Hove;
MILGROM - Trembowla, London; NOR/NORR - Panevezys, USA; PEARL/PERL/
PERLE - Birzen, London, Plymouth; SCHUSTER - Rokiskis, USA; SCHWARTZ/
SWARTZ - Dvinsk, Rokiskis, London, USA; SIEGLER/ZIMBLER - Alshad,
Plunge, Pumpenai, Riga, St. Petersburg, London, Hove, USA, S. Africa.


FW: sephardic Jews in Bohemia and Moravia #austria-czech

jan@...
 

Nice to hear >from Celia again, welcome back.
Celia inquired, what might bring Sephardic Jews to Bohemia and Moravia. As
known many of the Sephardic Jews >from Spain fled to what is today Holland
and Belgium During the 30 years war some of them have been invited to
Bohemia by Wallenstein, when he tried to make his own emporium with capital
city at Jicin in order to found his own bank-sector. Second migration wave
came during the liberation war of Dutch against Spanish in time of Fillip II
and Karl V

Jan O. Hellmann/DK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech FW: sephardic Jews in Bohemia and Moravia #austria-czech

jan@...
 

Nice to hear >from Celia again, welcome back.
Celia inquired, what might bring Sephardic Jews to Bohemia and Moravia. As
known many of the Sephardic Jews >from Spain fled to what is today Holland
and Belgium During the 30 years war some of them have been invited to
Bohemia by Wallenstein, when he tried to make his own emporium with capital
city at Jicin in order to found his own bank-sector. Second migration wave
came during the liberation war of Dutch against Spanish in time of Fillip II
and Karl V

Jan O. Hellmann/DK


Sephardic PASTOR from Mahrisch Ostrau, Moravia #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

It is rather daunting writing my first posting in 6 months but here
goes.

When Kingston Synagogue, Surrey, UK inherited the Torah scroll
of MAHR. OSTRAU, Moravia, the congregation undertook an unprecedented
amount of research into the town and its erstwhile Jewish inhabitants, and
their lives and fate. I was lucky enough to attend one of their uplifting
meetings where a number of previous inhabitants were present plus an
impressive amount of documentary material.

The research archive will will be extremely valuable and it is being
returned to the town. David Lawson who heads the project sent me a
query last week; we have a all heard tales of colonies of Sephardic
families living in in Bohemia and Moravia but how often can we pin them
down?

Occasionally a family emerges with direct knowledge of their Sephardic
descent and this one according to Mr LAWSON had the unlikely-sounding
name of PASTOR read on below....
"I have come across an Ostravak family with the surname of PASTOR.
They say it is of Spanish/Portuguese origin. That seems a bit
unlikely to me - have you any views/information?"

I contacted Jeff Malka - known as a JewishGen authority on Sephardic
Jewish Communities worldwide. He was quick to reply:
"A search in SephardicGen's "Consolidated Index of Sephardic names"
reveals: There is a Sephardic PASTOR Family mentioned in the list of
names in the "Academic periodical Sefarad". The reference is in the
article by by Eugenio Benedicto Garcia entitled "La aljama dee los
judios de Huesca al final del siglo XV la nominade casamintes de
udriia de 1475", Sefarad 2003, 63,2: 227-236.ly "

I googled: Huesca and Huesca Jewish and learned that Huesca in Aragon
was once a Roman Province so the family name PASTOR does not seem so
outlandish after all.

The Town obviously once had a well-established Jewish population.

The migration of this family to Moravia is exciting and suggests that
there may be other Moravian Sephardic families in the vicinity as yet
to be identified.

There is a Jakob PASTOR buried in Vienna too. I am not sure where the
Vienna PASTOR family came from.

Jacob is not buried in the Sephardic section, perhaps the family had
become absorbed into the mainstream after 3-400 years.
This certainly happened to many of the Sephardic families in Vienna
where the once thriving Sephardic community dwindled in numbers over
the years.

What could have brought the PASTOR family >from Huesca, Aragon
specifically to Mahr OSTRAU? Hopefully they found peace in Moravia
after the Terrible persecution in Spain during the Inquisition.

Celia Male
London U.K.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Sephardic PASTOR from Mahrisch Ostrau, Moravia #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

It is rather daunting writing my first posting in 6 months but here
goes.

When Kingston Synagogue, Surrey, UK inherited the Torah scroll
of MAHR. OSTRAU, Moravia, the congregation undertook an unprecedented
amount of research into the town and its erstwhile Jewish inhabitants, and
their lives and fate. I was lucky enough to attend one of their uplifting
meetings where a number of previous inhabitants were present plus an
impressive amount of documentary material.

The research archive will will be extremely valuable and it is being
returned to the town. David Lawson who heads the project sent me a
query last week; we have a all heard tales of colonies of Sephardic
families living in in Bohemia and Moravia but how often can we pin them
down?

Occasionally a family emerges with direct knowledge of their Sephardic
descent and this one according to Mr LAWSON had the unlikely-sounding
name of PASTOR read on below....
"I have come across an Ostravak family with the surname of PASTOR.
They say it is of Spanish/Portuguese origin. That seems a bit
unlikely to me - have you any views/information?"

I contacted Jeff Malka - known as a JewishGen authority on Sephardic
Jewish Communities worldwide. He was quick to reply:
"A search in SephardicGen's "Consolidated Index of Sephardic names"
reveals: There is a Sephardic PASTOR Family mentioned in the list of
names in the "Academic periodical Sefarad". The reference is in the
article by by Eugenio Benedicto Garcia entitled "La aljama dee los
judios de Huesca al final del siglo XV la nominade casamintes de
udriia de 1475", Sefarad 2003, 63,2: 227-236.ly "

I googled: Huesca and Huesca Jewish and learned that Huesca in Aragon
was once a Roman Province so the family name PASTOR does not seem so
outlandish after all.

The Town obviously once had a well-established Jewish population.

The migration of this family to Moravia is exciting and suggests that
there may be other Moravian Sephardic families in the vicinity as yet
to be identified.

There is a Jakob PASTOR buried in Vienna too. I am not sure where the
Vienna PASTOR family came from.

Jacob is not buried in the Sephardic section, perhaps the family had
become absorbed into the mainstream after 3-400 years.
This certainly happened to many of the Sephardic families in Vienna
where the once thriving Sephardic community dwindled in numbers over
the years.

What could have brought the PASTOR family >from Huesca, Aragon
specifically to Mahr OSTRAU? Hopefully they found peace in Moravia
after the Terrible persecution in Spain during the Inquisition.

Celia Male
London U.K.


cemetery Mattersburg, Mattersdorf #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

The Austrian Jewish Museum has started the project "Reprocessing the
Jewish cemetery in Mattersburg"

Only a few fragments of the former gravestones of the Jewish cemetery in
Mattersburg could be preserved, they are embedded in a wall and can
today be visited in Mattersburg. It is not clear how many gravestones
existed on the cemetery before 1945, neither what happened to them.
Nevertheless the Austrian Jewish Museum holds a rich source of
information on the former cemetery. Luckily, it came in possession of
more than 300 photographs and transcriptions of the epitaphs made by
Isidor OEHLER (the superintendent of schools for religious education) on
the authority of the Gestapo in the beginning of 1945. Those photographs
and transcriptions will be published online as blog postings bit by bit.

Introductory article in German:
http://ojm.at/fhmb


Database:
http://ojm.at/fhmbdb

Archive - Overview:
http://ojm.at/fhmbdb


Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr.Neustadt
traude.triebel@inode.at

http://www.grave-pictures.at/forum/cmps_index.php


Need Help Translating Postcards From German #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

I have received several postcards >from descendants of the HANDGRIFF family
that was originally >from Tarnow and Vienna and settled in Argentina at the
turn of the last century. We are hoping that these postcards will hold some
clues as to how their family fits into the larger HANDGRIFF family.

Between their Spanish and my English we are at a bit of a loss though, so I
am coming to you in the hope that someone will be kind enough to take a look
at these two postcards that I've uploaded onto Viewmate and tell me what
they say.

Here are the direct links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15326

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15324

After looking at them uploaded to Viewmate I believe they might benefit from
some enhancement via Photoshop. If someone wants me to do that I am happy
to do so and send the enhanced postcard[s] as an attachment. Please be sure
to let me know.

Please respond privately and many thanks in advance for your time. Shavua
tov.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech cemetery Mattersburg, Mattersdorf #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

The Austrian Jewish Museum has started the project "Reprocessing the
Jewish cemetery in Mattersburg"

Only a few fragments of the former gravestones of the Jewish cemetery in
Mattersburg could be preserved, they are embedded in a wall and can
today be visited in Mattersburg. It is not clear how many gravestones
existed on the cemetery before 1945, neither what happened to them.
Nevertheless the Austrian Jewish Museum holds a rich source of
information on the former cemetery. Luckily, it came in possession of
more than 300 photographs and transcriptions of the epitaphs made by
Isidor OEHLER (the superintendent of schools for religious education) on
the authority of the Gestapo in the beginning of 1945. Those photographs
and transcriptions will be published online as blog postings bit by bit.

Introductory article in German:
http://ojm.at/fhmb


Database:
http://ojm.at/fhmbdb

Archive - Overview:
http://ojm.at/fhmbdb


Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr.Neustadt
traude.triebel@inode.at

http://www.grave-pictures.at/forum/cmps_index.php


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Need Help Translating Postcards From German #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

I have received several postcards >from descendants of the HANDGRIFF family
that was originally >from Tarnow and Vienna and settled in Argentina at the
turn of the last century. We are hoping that these postcards will hold some
clues as to how their family fits into the larger HANDGRIFF family.

Between their Spanish and my English we are at a bit of a loss though, so I
am coming to you in the hope that someone will be kind enough to take a look
at these two postcards that I've uploaded onto Viewmate and tell me what
they say.

Here are the direct links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15326

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15324

After looking at them uploaded to Viewmate I believe they might benefit from
some enhancement via Photoshop. If someone wants me to do that I am happy
to do so and send the enhanced postcard[s] as an attachment. Please be sure
to let me know.

Please respond privately and many thanks in advance for your time. Shavua
tov.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Biata, Poland #general

Gershon Markowitz <gershontikunim@...>
 

I found the town name Biata listed on a few Ellis Island manifests for
relatives that I'm researching. Does anyone know where in Poland it is? I
couldn't find it using the shetlfinder. I also entered just the town name
Biata using Steve Morse's excellent gold form and came up with a load of
other people who were also >from there.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light....

Gershon Markowitz
GershonTikunim@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Biata, Poland #general

Gershon Markowitz <gershontikunim@...>
 

I found the town name Biata listed on a few Ellis Island manifests for
relatives that I'm researching. Does anyone know where in Poland it is? I
couldn't find it using the shetlfinder. I also entered just the town name
Biata using Steve Morse's excellent gold form and came up with a load of
other people who were also >from there.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light....

Gershon Markowitz
GershonTikunim@gmail.com


Re: Book Recommendations #hungary

erikagottfried@...
 

Lupovitch's book is first-rate--I recommend it highly (in fact I just bought
a copy for my father). For regional histories of Hungary in English, you
can't do any better. It is focussed on Miskolc and the immediate region.

- Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, NJ


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Book Recommendations #hungary

erikagottfried@...
 

Lupovitch's book is first-rate--I recommend it highly (in fact I just bought
a copy for my father). For regional histories of Hungary in English, you
can't do any better. It is focussed on Miskolc and the immediate region.

- Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, NJ