Re: Jewish refugees in Tashkent during WWII - Moroz

Rose Feldman

Many Jews managed to flee from the Ukraine as the Nazis advanced. My cousins reached Tashkent. After the war they went to other places. I don't know if they went back to their original homes or to other places. I know one cousin gave birth to her second son in Moscow a number of years after the war.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
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Re: Did you know...the term Health Care Provider came from Nazi Germany? Wrong

Stephen Katz

Phil Goldfarb's statement that "the term Health Care Provider came from Nazi Germany" is incorrect.
1. One of the two sources he cites, an article on the persecution of pediatricians in Nazi Germany, explains that, as part of their humiliation, the Nazis downgraded Jewish doctors to "behandler." The article says that "behandler" is "freely translated" (my emphasis) as "provider." Actually, the normal and accepted meaning of the verb "behandeln" is to "treat," and a "behandler" is someone who treats.
2. The second article cited by Mr. Goldfarb is simply derivative of the first, and makes the leap that the modern term "provider" in reference to doctors is derived from "behandler" as used by the Nazis.
3. So the notion that the term "health care provider" came from Nazi Germany is wrong. Most probably, the term, of relatively recent vintage, was coined by advertisers, insurance companies, etc., as a shorthand way of referring to all those in the health care professions, e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, and so forth. They use the term to avoid having to repeat the list of professionals each time, and to avoid offending any that might be left out of an enumeration.
4. I, too, dislike the term "health care provider." I believe that it detracts from, and indeed nullifies, the respect that doctors and members of all other health care professions richly deserve.However, I don't believe that arguments against the use of the term should misstate its origins.
Stephen Katz
Researching  KATZ (Novograd-Volinskiy, Ukraine); TEPPER (Rovno and Novograd-Volinskiy, Ukraine); KAPLAN (Stakliskes, Lithuania); VITKIN (Kaunas, Lithuania); KABACHNIK (Butrimonys, Lithuania)

Tames family in Lebanon, PA and NJ

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contat with the family of sisters Elizabeth Tames of Lebanon, PA and Joanne Tames of Springfield, NJ.
Their parents were Judy (Freidel), a Holocaust survivor, born in Hungary in 1924 and died on January 17, 2014 and  to R. Walter (Zev) Tames, died in 1999

Re: Birthplace vs. emigration place vs. port of origin for destination in US? #general

Victoria Fisch

Re: Jewish refugees in Tashkent during WWII - Moroz

Anastasiia Petrovskaia-Kaminskaia <tonx2012@...>

As far as I know, a lot of Jewish refugees were evacuated to Tashkent during WWII. Also, I've seen lists of evacuated Jews to this area, maybe there you'll found more information about your relative 

Re: Did you know...the term Health Care Provider came from Nazi Germany?

Véronique Chaudanson

What I know is that Bismarck's model of health insurance was the first introduced in Germany. In the 1880's. (

As Nazis didn't usually speak English, what is the German term for "health care provider" which is supposed to have been introduced by the Nazis? There are indeed, very unfortunately, Nazi terms that haven't been wiped from the German language after the war, but several German translations come to my mind for "health care provider". The article claiming the Nazi link doesn't even mention once the German word supposed to be the basis of this affirmation. Did you find it somewhere else?

Re: Did you know...the term Health Care Provider came from Nazi Germany?

Phil Goldfarb

I am sorry. I should have added that most physicians detest the name provider. Now you can see why!

Phil Goldfarb
President JGS of Tulsa

LEET (LIT): Radeikiai, Lithuania
GITOW (GITOVITCH): Belarus & Ukraine
MERIN: Belarus
GRUBER: Austria
BRAUN: Lithuania

Jewish refugees in Tashkent during WWII - Moroz


Below is a copy of a registration card I found on the website of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum awhile back.  It is from a collection called "Registration cards of Jewish refugees in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during WWII."  The translation indicates that the card was issued to Aleksandr Semenovich Moroz, who I believe was my great-uncle.

I'm not familiar with Tashkent and its role during WWII, and I haven't found any subsequent records for my relative.  What happened to these refugees after the war?  Where could I find more information?  There doesn't seem to be anything else available at the USHMM or Yad Vashem.


Re: Birthplace vs. emigration place vs. port of origin for destination in US? #general

Alan Shuchat

The U.K. Outward Passenger Lists on Ancestry sometimes show how a passenger leaving the U.K. arrived there. I’ve found this information for someone who left from Libau and then took a ship from Southampton to Canada.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

Ferramonti di Tarsia and Pentcho reunion Tel Aviv May 2020 #israel #unitedkingdom #usa #holocaust


For anyone interested in Ferramonti di Tarsia, the Calabrian concentration camp,  and the miraculous 1940 adventure  of the Pentcho steamship that sailed down the Danube carrying 500 Jews on their hopeful journey to Erez Israel (but was diverted to Ferramonti for a few  years) I am told there is to be a Pentcho reunion in Tel Aviv in May of this year. As yet I only have the date of the 18th May but no doubt will hear more in time. If anyone wants to know more, feel free to email me. I intend to be there as I am involved in the Ferramonti story having just published by late father's book about his three years in captivity there (David Henryk Ropschitz: Ferramonti:Salvation behind the barbed wire")

Researching ROPSCHITZ

Kanth near Breslau, Silesia ( now called Katy Wroclawskie)


I was told that between the world wars, there were 4 Jewish families living in this small town, 15km on the railway line from Breslau,
My PGPs , Adolf and Frieda STEIN,with their 3 children.  They had a men's outfitters business and lived above the shop.  The 3 children moved to London and Los Angeles.  
Dr Heidenfeld was a family doctor.  He lived there with his wife and 2 daughters.  One daughter, Hortense, died in London last year aged nearly one hundred.  
Another family was called Jungmann.  Another may have had a shoe shop. 
Can anyone help with information on the last 2 families ?
Margaret Levin nee Stein

Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

Roberta Lipitz

Thanks for the advice.  Her maiden name was Fannie Shore.  She was 18 years old when she left Jaffa for the US.  She was born November 1887.

Google Alert for Finding Ancestors

Jan Meisels Allen



Have you ever set up a Google Alert for your family names, ancestral towns and key words you may be researching?  I use this tool everyday and many of the postings I create are a result of one of the Google Alerts.  Now, Google Alert  has an new search: Ancestor Search on Google Search. 


Google adds 68 Million new web pages daily so there is a good chance your ancestor, ancestral town, etc. may be included in a recent or upcoming new webpage addition!


Dick Eastman posted an article in his blog, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, on this citing Randy Majors website with step-by-step instructions to create such a search.


To read Dick Eastman’s post see:


To read Randy’s post see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The US Holocaust Museum Asked New Yorkers for Their Family Artifacts from WWII. #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen




The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) asked New Yorkers for family artifacts from World War ll.  They collected 250 artifacts thus far. As Holocaust survivors are aging and many have died this is a program racing against time. The USHMM decided to focus on New York City and surrounding areas as a large population of Holocaust survivors and their descendants live in the area.


The artifacts will be digitized and join the Museum’s collection.


If you wish to donate related artifacts to the USHMM please contact them at curator@... or call at (202) 488-2649.


An article shows nine of the artifacts donated. See:

Original url:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine


There are couple issues with the contains of the post that may require further investigation.


1. We do not know for a FACT that the naturalization papers were filled out accurately (unless there is a corroborating evidence regarding Libau as a birthplace.)

2. We do not know for a FACT that the woman who traveled from LeHavre to Ellis Island is Roberta Lipitz’s grandmother and not another woman with the same name (unless there is a corroborating evidence omitted in the post).

3. The woman may have been born in another small town in then Courland but Libau was a well known and easier to pronounce name.


I would try to learn how Jews of Lithuania-Latvia travelled to Palestine in those days. This knowledge may provide clues.


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translation from "old German"

Rolf Hahn

Part of my family was not Jewish.  I have posted a copy of an Easter Postcard on VM #78491.  The body of the card is written in what I believe is Old German script.  I can read the address, but not the contents.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Phyllis Miller Hahn

Please reply to Ph30068@...

Searching for information on families with the last name of Mlynarski, Stromfeld, Nelson all from Poland.  Goldman from Russia, Braun from Austria/Hungary

Re: Transferring money to the Belarus archive #belarus

Nicole Heymans

This looks like a tradeoff to reduce bank charges for all involved.

Charges on transfers within the SEPA (Single European Payments Area) zone are the same as for internal transfers, e.g. nil for transfers from Belgium.
Belarus is not part of SEPA, so there is clearly an incentive for Belarussians to have a SEPA account to reduce charges for international payments; for them and for their correspondents.

For anyone having an account within the SEPA zone, obviously a transfer to the German account of the Belarus archives would be best option. For others, check charges to avoid undue surprises

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

Professional Researcher Needed

Charly Risenmay

We have records from a family member recently discovered to have been in a DP camp. We have copies of several cards. We have contacted Berlin and did not receive any info about them leaving the DP camp. We had files searched in Israel, but they didn’t find anything, which I understand is hit and miss. 

My family and I would like to hire a professional who knows more about this to help us find out what happened to our family member. 

Please email privately. radishmom@...

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Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

Joyaa Antares

Hi Roberta,
You wrote:  “
Have hit the infamous "brick wall" regarding my Grandmother.  Her naturalization papers show she was born in Libau, Latvia (Russian Empire) and Ellis Island ship's manifest shows last place of residence was Jaffa (then Palestine in 1903). The ship left from LeHavre, France to Ellis Island.  Have been unable to find any other documents i.e. birth certificate, information leaving Libau to Palestine, and information from Palestine/France to Ellis Island.  Any help locating these documents will be of great help!!

Providing a name will enable the group to help you.
Cheers, Joyaa
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
PEIMER, PAYMER, PEYMER in Skuodas, Libau, USA and South Africa
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa

Re: Birthplace?

Sally Bruckheimer

"I have a family member that I am researching and she is from Solabarewka (supposedly Russia).  I have not been able to find this town with google.  Usually, with google, I can get general information on it but not this time.  That is my first step before going to shte[t]l finder."

According to the JewishGen Gazetteer, there are a many choices for this town, including Sulborowice in Poland.  Jews were restricted to living in the Pale of Settlement, areas which became Russian after the partition of Poland. You can see the Pale and Partition on Google maps.  This includes areas of Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and other areas.

If it were transliterated Russian, there would be no 'w' in the town name, as Russian uses the letter v, which does not exist in Polish; Polish uses the letter 'w' which has a v-sound.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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