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LitvakSIG Luncheon During the IAJGS Conference in July #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is a reminder about the LitvakSIG luncheon, which takes place during
the conference in July.

The luncheon is on Wednesday, July 14, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Dr. Egle Bendikaite is our featured speaker. Dr. Bendikaite is a
Research Fellow at Lithuanian Institute of History and an Associate
Professor of Jewish History and Elementary Yiddish at Vilnius University,
Lithuania, Yiddish Institute. She received her doctoral degree in History
from Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas in 2004 with a dissertation entitled,
"The Thought and Politics of the Zionist Movement in Lithuania, 1906-1940."

Professor Bendikaite has numerous publications including a book about
Lithuanian Jewish History, and she presented a paper about the Zionist
Movement in Lithuania at the 14th Annual World Congress of Jewish Studies
in Jerusalem and in Russia, Lithuania and Germany. Her main fields of
research are the History of Jewish Political and Cultural Movements in
Lithuania and History of Lithuanian Jewish Migrations. She speaks
Lithuanian, Russian, English and Yiddish.

Egle is the LitvakSIG's eyes and ears on the ground, supervising the
Internal Passport Project, and serves as an intermediary between the
LitvakSIG and Lithuanian archives and universities.

She will speak about Lithuanian Forced Migration Before and After World
War I. Here is an overview of her presentation:

The Jewish areas of settlement had been limited to the Pale of
Settlement since the final partition of Poland in 1795 and later
regulations in the 19th century Russian Empire. In May 1915, at the
beginning of WW I, the Russian Army ordered the mass expulsion of Jews
from most of Kovno Gubernia. Most Jews were settled in Yekaterinoslav
(Southern Russia), Poltava, Mogilev and other provinces in the depths of
the Russian empire.

The long way back started right after the World War I and it was
different >from any other: Jews decided to return home of their own will,
while their Homeland was divided into several newly independent states
(including Vilna and other areas under Polish control). The talk
describes the difficulties faced by the Jews who decided to return to
the newly independent Lithuania after WWI, including arranging for
permission to enter the country, getting permanent documents and once
back in Lithuania, proving their rights of citizenship.

The cost is $39 per person. You must pre-register and pre-pay for this
event in order to be admitted to the room.

We look forward to breaking bread with you in July.

For further information please visit the conference website
www.jgsla2010.com


For the LitvakSIG Board,
Eden Joachim
Vice President & Treasurer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Luncheon During the IAJGS Conference in July #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is a reminder about the LitvakSIG luncheon, which takes place during
the conference in July.

The luncheon is on Wednesday, July 14, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Dr. Egle Bendikaite is our featured speaker. Dr. Bendikaite is a
Research Fellow at Lithuanian Institute of History and an Associate
Professor of Jewish History and Elementary Yiddish at Vilnius University,
Lithuania, Yiddish Institute. She received her doctoral degree in History
from Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas in 2004 with a dissertation entitled,
"The Thought and Politics of the Zionist Movement in Lithuania, 1906-1940."

Professor Bendikaite has numerous publications including a book about
Lithuanian Jewish History, and she presented a paper about the Zionist
Movement in Lithuania at the 14th Annual World Congress of Jewish Studies
in Jerusalem and in Russia, Lithuania and Germany. Her main fields of
research are the History of Jewish Political and Cultural Movements in
Lithuania and History of Lithuanian Jewish Migrations. She speaks
Lithuanian, Russian, English and Yiddish.

Egle is the LitvakSIG's eyes and ears on the ground, supervising the
Internal Passport Project, and serves as an intermediary between the
LitvakSIG and Lithuanian archives and universities.

She will speak about Lithuanian Forced Migration Before and After World
War I. Here is an overview of her presentation:

The Jewish areas of settlement had been limited to the Pale of
Settlement since the final partition of Poland in 1795 and later
regulations in the 19th century Russian Empire. In May 1915, at the
beginning of WW I, the Russian Army ordered the mass expulsion of Jews
from most of Kovno Gubernia. Most Jews were settled in Yekaterinoslav
(Southern Russia), Poltava, Mogilev and other provinces in the depths of
the Russian empire.

The long way back started right after the World War I and it was
different >from any other: Jews decided to return home of their own will,
while their Homeland was divided into several newly independent states
(including Vilna and other areas under Polish control). The talk
describes the difficulties faced by the Jews who decided to return to
the newly independent Lithuania after WWI, including arranging for
permission to enter the country, getting permanent documents and once
back in Lithuania, proving their rights of citizenship.

The cost is $39 per person. You must pre-register and pre-pay for this
event in order to be admitted to the room.

We look forward to breaking bread with you in July.

For further information please visit the conference website
www.jgsla2010.com


For the LitvakSIG Board,
Eden Joachim
Vice President & Treasurer


Need EMail Updates for Some Members #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

If your name appears below, please contact me ASAP with your current email
address.

The email address I have for you is no longer valid and important mail from
Litvak SIG cannot be delivered.


Norman Camber

Libby Flum

Stephen P. Levine

Richard Kurshan

Eugene Rubin

Richard Silver

Joel Weiner

Rena Shankman

Raymond Meisel

It is your responsibility to let us know whenever you change your email
address so you can be contacted.

Please remember to include your email address with any donations or dues
payments you make to LitvakSIG.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Treasurer, LitvakSIG
esjoachim@optonline.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Need EMail Updates for Some Members #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

If your name appears below, please contact me ASAP with your current email
address.

The email address I have for you is no longer valid and important mail from
Litvak SIG cannot be delivered.


Norman Camber

Libby Flum

Stephen P. Levine

Richard Kurshan

Eugene Rubin

Richard Silver

Joel Weiner

Rena Shankman

Raymond Meisel

It is your responsibility to let us know whenever you change your email
address so you can be contacted.

Please remember to include your email address with any donations or dues
payments you make to LitvakSIG.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Treasurer, LitvakSIG
esjoachim@optonline.net


Re: SENDING MONEY TO LITHUANIA #lithuania

Deena Berton <deena.berton@...>
 

Linda wrote:

I would like to obtain copies of records I recently found on JewishGen.

However, never having sent money overseas, I do not know the safest and
most economical way to remit money to the archives. Does anyone have a
suggestion?

Linda Gordon Higgins
Hi Linda.

If you found records in LitvakSIG's All Lithuania Database (ALD), it would
likely have come >from one of the archives listed on the LitvakSIG.org
website at: http://www.litvaksig.org/archives

On that page of the LitvakSIG.org website there is a list of the archives
that we source data from. Each archive has its own page with information on
how to contact the archives for copies of records. Each has specific types
of payments that they accept.

Please note that most do not do any personal research anymore, but will make
copies of specific records you have found.

Deena Berton
Webmaster
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: SENDING MONEY TO LITHUANIA #lithuania

Deena Berton <deena.berton@...>
 

Linda wrote:

I would like to obtain copies of records I recently found on JewishGen.

However, never having sent money overseas, I do not know the safest and
most economical way to remit money to the archives. Does anyone have a
suggestion?

Linda Gordon Higgins
Hi Linda.

If you found records in LitvakSIG's All Lithuania Database (ALD), it would
likely have come >from one of the archives listed on the LitvakSIG.org
website at: http://www.litvaksig.org/archives

On that page of the LitvakSIG.org website there is a list of the archives
that we source data from. Each archive has its own page with information on
how to contact the archives for copies of records. Each has specific types
of payments that they accept.

Please note that most do not do any personal research anymore, but will make
copies of specific records you have found.

Deena Berton
Webmaster
LitvakSIG


Sending money to Lithuania #lithuania

Jeff Marx
 

It is not the most economical, but Western Union has quite a number
of offices in Lithuania. The money can be sent via the Internet,
in minutes. You can choose whether you want your dollars to arrive
there as Lithuanian currency or Euros.

Jeff Marx


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sending money to Lithuania #lithuania

Jeff Marx
 

It is not the most economical, but Western Union has quite a number
of offices in Lithuania. The money can be sent via the Internet,
in minutes. You can choose whether you want your dollars to arrive
there as Lithuanian currency or Euros.

Jeff Marx


Old photos of Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Scott Olitsky
 

I am trying to find old photos (1900-1920) >from the town of Belaya
Tserkov which is southwest of Kiev. If you have any personal copies
that you are willing to share, could you please contact me.

Thank you

Scott Olitsky
Leawood, KS


Translation Request (Russian) - 1948 Letter from the USSR to the US #ukraine

smoody61@...
 

Hi,
I have a letter that I'd like to have translated >from Russian to
English. The letter was sent >from the USSR to my paternal
grandmother Rose EINBUND in Pittsburgh in 1948.

The letter seems to be dated the 30th of __? 1948. My
Grandmother came to the US >from Russia in 1913. I don't know
the name of the writer or where he/she was located in the USSR.

Pages one and four are Viewmate # VM 15414
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15414

Pages two and three are Viewmate # VM 15415
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15254

Once again, thanks so much for all of the great help!!

James WEINER
Los Angeles, California - USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Old photos of Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Scott Olitsky
 

I am trying to find old photos (1900-1920) >from the town of Belaya
Tserkov which is southwest of Kiev. If you have any personal copies
that you are willing to share, could you please contact me.

Thank you

Scott Olitsky
Leawood, KS


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Translation Request (Russian) - 1948 Letter from the USSR to the US #ukraine

smoody61@...
 

Hi,
I have a letter that I'd like to have translated >from Russian to
English. The letter was sent >from the USSR to my paternal
grandmother Rose EINBUND in Pittsburgh in 1948.

The letter seems to be dated the 30th of __? 1948. My
Grandmother came to the US >from Russia in 1913. I don't know
the name of the writer or where he/she was located in the USSR.

Pages one and four are Viewmate # VM 15414
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15414

Pages two and three are Viewmate # VM 15415
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15254

Once again, thanks so much for all of the great help!!

James WEINER
Los Angeles, California - USA


Information village of Ozerna near Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Scott Olitsky
 

I am looking for any information about what appears to be the small
town of Ozerna which is about 5 miles south of Belaya Tserkov (50
miles SW of Kiev). All I can find is informaiton about the much
larger city of the same name in western Ukraine near L'viv. Does
anyone know anything about this small town near Belaya Tserkov?

Thanks

Scott Olitsky
Leawood, KS


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Information village of Ozerna near Belaya Tserkov #ukraine

Scott Olitsky
 

I am looking for any information about what appears to be the small
town of Ozerna which is about 5 miles south of Belaya Tserkov (50
miles SW of Kiev). All I can find is informaiton about the much
larger city of the same name in western Ukraine near L'viv. Does
anyone know anything about this small town near Belaya Tserkov?

Thanks

Scott Olitsky
Leawood, KS


From Romania to departure ports #romania

cmw521@...
 

Don't assume they took a train. Most walked or took a wagon. Stories of
the fusgeyers abound. These were people who walked >from all over Romania to
various ports as far away as Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp and Calais to flee to
America. For a good read on the phenomena, read Stewart Tower's "The
Wayfarers". Fusgeyers, literally "foot goers" walked upwards of 800 miles
(1200 km) to get out of Romania in the early years of the 20th century.
Many Jews in Romania were desperately poor. A train ticket was as exotic to
them as a ride on the International Space Station would be to us. As they
walked, they did anything and everything they could to raise a little money
for the voyage. They were helped to the extent possible, by the Jewish
communities they passed through along the way. Various Jewish philanthropic
organizations raised cash to help them buy a ticket to America, South
America, and other locations, including Palestine.

Chuck Weinstein
Deer Park, NY
cmw521@earthlink.net

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Train Journey >from Iasi in Romania to Hamburg in Germany
From: marcelg@netvision.net.il
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 11:23:52 +0300
X-Message-Number: 1

Does any one have details of the train route before the year 1910, that the
Jewish families took >from Iasi in Romania to Hamburg in Germany on their way
to England and America.

Did they have to change stations in the big cities on route ?

I know that they received aid >from the local Jewish Communities on route.

Marcel Glaskie
Ra'anana, Israel.
marcelg@netvision.net.il


Romania SIG #Romania From Romania to departure ports #romania

cmw521@...
 

Don't assume they took a train. Most walked or took a wagon. Stories of
the fusgeyers abound. These were people who walked >from all over Romania to
various ports as far away as Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp and Calais to flee to
America. For a good read on the phenomena, read Stewart Tower's "The
Wayfarers". Fusgeyers, literally "foot goers" walked upwards of 800 miles
(1200 km) to get out of Romania in the early years of the 20th century.
Many Jews in Romania were desperately poor. A train ticket was as exotic to
them as a ride on the International Space Station would be to us. As they
walked, they did anything and everything they could to raise a little money
for the voyage. They were helped to the extent possible, by the Jewish
communities they passed through along the way. Various Jewish philanthropic
organizations raised cash to help them buy a ticket to America, South
America, and other locations, including Palestine.

Chuck Weinstein
Deer Park, NY
cmw521@earthlink.net

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Train Journey >from Iasi in Romania to Hamburg in Germany
From: marcelg@netvision.net.il
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 11:23:52 +0300
X-Message-Number: 1

Does any one have details of the train route before the year 1910, that the
Jewish families took >from Iasi in Romania to Hamburg in Germany on their way
to England and America.

Did they have to change stations in the big cities on route ?

I know that they received aid >from the local Jewish Communities on route.

Marcel Glaskie
Ra'anana, Israel.
marcelg@netvision.net.il


Re: Lists of Jewish Romanian soldiers in WWI #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear All,

Several of you have written to tell me that you have seen the book
mentioned by Prof. Gyemant, but did not find your family member listed.
I will be writing to ask him for more information on other sources in
Romania.

However, I have also ILL'd(Interlibrary Loan) the book, and will look at the lists in it,
to see if it might be possible to create a ROM-SIG database >from it. I
would, of course, have to obtain permission >from the publisher,
HaSefer. They have been very cooperative and kind in the past, so
perhaps we can be hopeful. It will be a start.

Best,
Rosanne Leeson


Romania SIG #Romania RE: Lists of Jewish Romanian soldiers in WWI #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear All,

Several of you have written to tell me that you have seen the book
mentioned by Prof. Gyemant, but did not find your family member listed.
I will be writing to ask him for more information on other sources in
Romania.

However, I have also ILL'd(Interlibrary Loan) the book, and will look at the lists in it,
to see if it might be possible to create a ROM-SIG database >from it. I
would, of course, have to obtain permission >from the publisher,
HaSefer. They have been very cooperative and kind in the past, so
perhaps we can be hopeful. It will be a start.

Best,
Rosanne Leeson


Dunaszerdahely, Dunajska Streda Commemoration #hungary

spdanhan@...
 

The Jewish community of Dunaszerdahely, Dunajska Streda will have a commemorative service on the 13 June 2010 to keep the memory of the deportation of the Jews >from the village.

Dunaszerdahely is situated in Slovakia.
it was part of Hungary before 1918, then again >from 1938 till 1945.
The Jewish population of Dunaszerdahely was deported to Auschwitz as all the other countryside Jews of Hungary.

Information about this service:
Contact Tibor Kornfeld Konfi52@gmail.com

Read the story of Ferenc Kornfeld, a citizen of the village.

http://adale.org/Kornfeld/Kornfeld.html

Stephen Casey - Istvan Katona Bu 897645, Ferenc Kornfeld's fellow prisoner


Hungary SIG #Hungary Dunaszerdahely, Dunajska Streda Commemoration #hungary

spdanhan@...
 

The Jewish community of Dunaszerdahely, Dunajska Streda will have a commemorative service on the 13 June 2010 to keep the memory of the deportation of the Jews >from the village.

Dunaszerdahely is situated in Slovakia.
it was part of Hungary before 1918, then again >from 1938 till 1945.
The Jewish population of Dunaszerdahely was deported to Auschwitz as all the other countryside Jews of Hungary.

Information about this service:
Contact Tibor Kornfeld Konfi52@gmail.com

Read the story of Ferenc Kornfeld, a citizen of the village.

http://adale.org/Kornfeld/Kornfeld.html

Stephen Casey - Istvan Katona Bu 897645, Ferenc Kornfeld's fellow prisoner