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South African Friends of Beth Hatfusot Country Communities Project #general

Saul Issroff
 

museum@... has advised that there is a Facebook page link:
https://www.facebook.com/southafricanjewishcountrylife/

Please pass onto all family, friends and your database - ask everyone
to 'like' and 'share'.

Saul Issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen South African Friends of Beth Hatfusot Country Communities Project #general

Saul Issroff
 

museum@... has advised that there is a Facebook page link:
https://www.facebook.com/southafricanjewishcountrylife/

Please pass onto all family, friends and your database - ask everyone
to 'like' and 'share'.

Saul Issroff


Dr Alina Brewda #general

Russ Gillott <russgillott@...>
 

hello
I wonder if anyone can help me please.
I was born at the Royal Free Hospital in north London in 1955. my
mother lost many pregnancies before me and was eventually referred to
an obstetrician who told her to go home and put her feet up, which she
did! however she later developed pre-eclampsia which resulted in me
being delivered 6+ weeks prematurely by caesarean section. my mother
told me the obstetrician was a Polish woman, and I feel I owe her my
life.
recently it dawned on me (well, while watching an episode of Foyle's
War) that she was probably a Jewish refugee and I wanted to find out
more about her.
my research points to the most likely candidate being Alina
Brewda-Bialostocki, an amazing woman who survived Auschwitz then
settled in north London, married a Polish lawyer Szymon Bialostocki,
and continued practicing as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.
however I cannot find definitive proof that she is the woman I am
looking for, i.e. that after the creation on the NHS she worked at
least part of the time at the Royal Free Hospital.
I have bought the book R.J. Minney wrote about her and it ends in
1947! the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have no
information about her, but their archivist wants to find out more!
The Royal Free has no information, my birth records have disappeared
and my mother's records have been destroyed.
if any of you have any information about Alina, her husband, or any
Polish doctors working at the Royal Free after the war I would be so
grateful to hear >from you!
I must add that jewishgen have been so helpful in providing me with
advice and links to follow.
my name is Maria Gillott - I am using my husband's email account as I
have an nhs one and cannot change it to plain text.
you can get back to me via this email or via maria.gillott@...
many thanks

Maria Gillott


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dr Alina Brewda #general

Russ Gillott <russgillott@...>
 

hello
I wonder if anyone can help me please.
I was born at the Royal Free Hospital in north London in 1955. my
mother lost many pregnancies before me and was eventually referred to
an obstetrician who told her to go home and put her feet up, which she
did! however she later developed pre-eclampsia which resulted in me
being delivered 6+ weeks prematurely by caesarean section. my mother
told me the obstetrician was a Polish woman, and I feel I owe her my
life.
recently it dawned on me (well, while watching an episode of Foyle's
War) that she was probably a Jewish refugee and I wanted to find out
more about her.
my research points to the most likely candidate being Alina
Brewda-Bialostocki, an amazing woman who survived Auschwitz then
settled in north London, married a Polish lawyer Szymon Bialostocki,
and continued practicing as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.
however I cannot find definitive proof that she is the woman I am
looking for, i.e. that after the creation on the NHS she worked at
least part of the time at the Royal Free Hospital.
I have bought the book R.J. Minney wrote about her and it ends in
1947! the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have no
information about her, but their archivist wants to find out more!
The Royal Free has no information, my birth records have disappeared
and my mother's records have been destroyed.
if any of you have any information about Alina, her husband, or any
Polish doctors working at the Royal Free after the war I would be so
grateful to hear >from you!
I must add that jewishgen have been so helpful in providing me with
advice and links to follow.
my name is Maria Gillott - I am using my husband's email account as I
have an nhs one and cannot change it to plain text.
you can get back to me via this email or via maria.gillott@...
many thanks

Maria Gillott


MyHeritage Announces Free Live Streaming For Their Oslo Live User Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

MyHeritage just announced they will be having live, free streaming of their
Live Oslo User Conference! Conference dates are 2-4 November, 2018, the
programs live streamed are only on November 3 and 4. Tune in >from 9:00 a.m.
Oslo time on 3 November.
For your local time, it is advised to check time converter:
https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com (As daylight savings ends the weekend
before October 28-and Norway does follow daylight savings time, if you are
checking time before then, take the change that will occur into account on
October 28.)
For those not going to Oslo for this event, this lets you participate from
the comfort of your homes! All programs in the Genealogy and the DNA tracks
will be live streamed , however, no workshops will be streamed. No
registration is required!

Go to https://live2018.myheritage.com/ and remember only the Genealogy and
DNA tracks are being live streamed. Registration is only required for in
person attendance, not live-streaming,

Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert, My Heritage will be posting on social
media during the conference. If you wish to follow him go to:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.horowitz.5205

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyHChiefGen

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/horowitz_daniel/

I have no relationship to MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Searching for information about Izso REITER #general

Amit N
 

Hi,

I believe I had managed to identify someone in an un-named family
photo as Izso REITER. I suppose the first name is a short for Izidor.
Now I am looking for any information about him. He was the son of Mari
and Mano REITER who probably lived in Szeged, Hungary, and I assume he
was born somewhere between 1870-1890.
Unfortunately, my search in JewishGen records did not bring up any
records with his name.
Does anyone have any information about this man? Does anyone here have
him on their family tree? I'm very interested.

Thank you,
Amit Naor
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MyHeritage Announces Free Live Streaming For Their Oslo Live User Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

MyHeritage just announced they will be having live, free streaming of their
Live Oslo User Conference! Conference dates are 2-4 November, 2018, the
programs live streamed are only on November 3 and 4. Tune in >from 9:00 a.m.
Oslo time on 3 November.
For your local time, it is advised to check time converter:
https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com (As daylight savings ends the weekend
before October 28-and Norway does follow daylight savings time, if you are
checking time before then, take the change that will occur into account on
October 28.)
For those not going to Oslo for this event, this lets you participate from
the comfort of your homes! All programs in the Genealogy and the DNA tracks
will be live streamed , however, no workshops will be streamed. No
registration is required!

Go to https://live2018.myheritage.com/ and remember only the Genealogy and
DNA tracks are being live streamed. Registration is only required for in
person attendance, not live-streaming,

Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert, My Heritage will be posting on social
media during the conference. If you wish to follow him go to:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.horowitz.5205

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyHChiefGen

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/horowitz_daniel/

I have no relationship to MyHeritage 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 Searching for information about Izso REITER #general

Amit N
 

Hi,

I believe I had managed to identify someone in an un-named family
photo as Izso REITER. I suppose the first name is a short for Izidor.
Now I am looking for any information about him. He was the son of Mari
and Mano REITER who probably lived in Szeged, Hungary, and I assume he
was born somewhere between 1870-1890.
Unfortunately, my search in JewishGen records did not bring up any
records with his name.
Does anyone have any information about this man? Does anyone here have
him on their family tree? I'm very interested.

Thank you,
Amit Naor
Israel


Contacting descendants of the Yiddish journalist Israel (S'rol) OSMAN from Wishkov Poland who lived/taught in Lomza in his 20s #general

David
 

I would like to make contact with any descendants of the scholar and
journalist, Israel (S'rol) OSMAN >from Wishkov Poland who lived/taught in
Lomza in his younger days.

The original family name of my great-grandfather Alter DAVIDSON (London,
England,UK) and his brother Abraham OSMAN (Glagow, Scotland, UK) was
ISMACH. The family were originally >from Lomza, Poland and their father
Isaac who was widowed (it seems a few times over) also came to London,
England later (according to family lore, the family had to pull him on a
rope >from the ship to where they were living at Davidson's bakery in the
East End of London). Dina/Diana (to become FREEDMAN), at the same time
sailed to Canada to join their other sister Leah DUBOFF and
brother-in-law, who were living there. This happened in early 1920s.

I doubt this scholar was related to my family - unless he also had
ancestors who had family name ISMACH - but he was more-or-less Abraham's
generation yet old enough to be his mentor in Lomza between years
1906-1909 when Abraham was between 14 and 17 years old.

A possible reason why Abraham might have anglicized the family name to
OSMAN instead of ISMACH, was because of this young scholar. At that
time S'rol OSMAN taught Torah - midrashim/aggadatot with Ein Yaakov etc.
from a more "modern" perspective and was given title "magid" because of
his very popular sermons that he delivered in the local synagogues
during that period. This information is primarily >from the Hebrew
edition of the Lomza Yizkor book
http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=2393 p149 (image 169 on New York
Public Library online version) with age information >from his 1st world
war draft record as well as son Shelomo Menachem's marriage record in
Los Angeles, California, USA. Also see, regarding his later life,
http://yleksikon.blogspot.com/2014/08/srol-israel-osman.html and the
comments there on the blog concerning the civil date of birth that was
documented in the encyclopaedia, >from where the blog was taken.

My great-great uncle Abraham named one of his sons Israel (Izzy) who is
buried in Australia, and most of his other siblings also called a son
with this name,  so this could quite easily have been the name of
Isaac's father (I do not have proof of this and to-date have not been
able to find Isaac's grave). When he thought of name Israel for his son,
he also might have thought of both the possible name of his grandfather
(if that was indeed the case) and at the same time of this scholar.

1) I would like to share the above with any descendants of the
journalist/scholar who are interested.
2) Obtain any further information concerning, especially the early days
of this scholar, that might give hint to my own family.
3) Anything that he wrote, that talked about his family (as this might
also give hint to my own family).

Unless the information is of general interest, please respond privately.

David Ziants, Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Also researching names: ZIANTS, FRIEDMAN, SCHLOSBERG, ZENETSKY, ALPERT
(>from Lomza, Lodz, Bialystok, Narewka, Warsaw), BARULA; GEWELBA, SINGER
(>from Warsaw); REINA, REINVELD, BRANDEL (>from UK and Netherlands
Ashkenazi); MICHAELS, VIEYRA (UK and Sephardi Dutch and all the related
Sephardi Dutch community).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Contacting descendants of the Yiddish journalist Israel (S'rol) OSMAN from Wishkov Poland who lived/taught in Lomza in his 20s #general

David
 

I would like to make contact with any descendants of the scholar and
journalist, Israel (S'rol) OSMAN >from Wishkov Poland who lived/taught in
Lomza in his younger days.

The original family name of my great-grandfather Alter DAVIDSON (London,
England,UK) and his brother Abraham OSMAN (Glagow, Scotland, UK) was
ISMACH. The family were originally >from Lomza, Poland and their father
Isaac who was widowed (it seems a few times over) also came to London,
England later (according to family lore, the family had to pull him on a
rope >from the ship to where they were living at Davidson's bakery in the
East End of London). Dina/Diana (to become FREEDMAN), at the same time
sailed to Canada to join their other sister Leah DUBOFF and
brother-in-law, who were living there. This happened in early 1920s.

I doubt this scholar was related to my family - unless he also had
ancestors who had family name ISMACH - but he was more-or-less Abraham's
generation yet old enough to be his mentor in Lomza between years
1906-1909 when Abraham was between 14 and 17 years old.

A possible reason why Abraham might have anglicized the family name to
OSMAN instead of ISMACH, was because of this young scholar. At that
time S'rol OSMAN taught Torah - midrashim/aggadatot with Ein Yaakov etc.
from a more "modern" perspective and was given title "magid" because of
his very popular sermons that he delivered in the local synagogues
during that period. This information is primarily >from the Hebrew
edition of the Lomza Yizkor book
http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=2393 p149 (image 169 on New York
Public Library online version) with age information >from his 1st world
war draft record as well as son Shelomo Menachem's marriage record in
Los Angeles, California, USA. Also see, regarding his later life,
http://yleksikon.blogspot.com/2014/08/srol-israel-osman.html and the
comments there on the blog concerning the civil date of birth that was
documented in the encyclopaedia, >from where the blog was taken.

My great-great uncle Abraham named one of his sons Israel (Izzy) who is
buried in Australia, and most of his other siblings also called a son
with this name,  so this could quite easily have been the name of
Isaac's father (I do not have proof of this and to-date have not been
able to find Isaac's grave). When he thought of name Israel for his son,
he also might have thought of both the possible name of his grandfather
(if that was indeed the case) and at the same time of this scholar.

1) I would like to share the above with any descendants of the
journalist/scholar who are interested.
2) Obtain any further information concerning, especially the early days
of this scholar, that might give hint to my own family.
3) Anything that he wrote, that talked about his family (as this might
also give hint to my own family).

Unless the information is of general interest, please respond privately.

David Ziants, Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Also researching names: ZIANTS, FRIEDMAN, SCHLOSBERG, ZENETSKY, ALPERT
(>from Lomza, Lodz, Bialystok, Narewka, Warsaw), BARULA; GEWELBA, SINGER
(>from Warsaw); REINA, REINVELD, BRANDEL (>from UK and Netherlands
Ashkenazi); MICHAELS, VIEYRA (UK and Sephardi Dutch and all the related
Sephardi Dutch community).


Yanovskoye Cemetery/ Lviv/Ukraine #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear friends
I am trying to gain more information about the above cemetery. Is the name
Yanovskoye based on a place of that name, a town Janow or Yanow in Ukraine
or Poland? If not could anyone please explain where the name comes from.
My ancestor buried there is Rakhil Itskovaskaya. Is Rakhil a form of Rachel?
Her father's name is given as Ovseyevna. Is there a Hebrew
or Yiddish equivalent to this name? Thank you for your help.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yanovskoye Cemetery/ Lviv/Ukraine #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear friends
I am trying to gain more information about the above cemetery. Is the name
Yanovskoye based on a place of that name, a town Janow or Yanow in Ukraine
or Poland? If not could anyone please explain where the name comes from.
My ancestor buried there is Rakhil Itskovaskaya. Is Rakhil a form of Rachel?
Her father's name is given as Ovseyevna. Is there a Hebrew
or Yiddish equivalent to this name? Thank you for your help.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Help with the directory in Israel #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I should be very glad if someone living in Israel could find for me
the address of Jacques and/or Robert Gold (or any relative) whose
uncle Isidore ZISERMAN (or ZIZERMAN ?) was deported >from France in May
1944. I need to know the exact spelling of his name to update his
file. Years ago, Roger GOLD lived in Mathe Biniamine and Jacques GOLD
lived in Netanya.
Please respond privately. Thanks in advance for any help.
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
https://sites.google.com/view/nous-sommes-900-francais


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with the directory in Israel #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I should be very glad if someone living in Israel could find for me
the address of Jacques and/or Robert Gold (or any relative) whose
uncle Isidore ZISERMAN (or ZIZERMAN ?) was deported >from France in May
1944. I need to know the exact spelling of his name to update his
file. Years ago, Roger GOLD lived in Mathe Biniamine and Jacques GOLD
lived in Netanya.
Please respond privately. Thanks in advance for any help.
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
https://sites.google.com/view/nous-sommes-900-francais


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Gary Pokrassa
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69985
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Gary Pokrassa
JGID#70858
Researching POKRASSA, DREISHPOON, BOGO, BOGUSLAVSKY,KIANSKY, FEINBERG,
FAYNBERG, POLER, EISENBERG, BERG, ROSENGARTEN, SHRON,SOLOVEITCHIK, MESH,
GOTTESFELD, HYAMS, BLOOM, BLUMENKRANTZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Gary Pokrassa
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69985
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Gary Pokrassa
JGID#70858
Researching POKRASSA, DREISHPOON, BOGO, BOGUSLAVSKY,KIANSKY, FEINBERG,
FAYNBERG, POLER, EISENBERG, BERG, ROSENGARTEN, SHRON,SOLOVEITCHIK, MESH,
GOTTESFELD, HYAMS, BLOOM, BLUMENKRANTZ


Disappointment with Tracing the Past #germany

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

I had hoped this just announced new service would provide useful
information on Abraham KNISBACHER, who came >from Nadworna. Sadly, it's
just what was available in the Minority Census itself. The same
disappointment for his wife Golda SCHMERLER Knisbacher and their
children Betty, Mary and Joachim.

Jeffrey Knisbacher <j2456@...>


German SIG #Germany Disappointment with Tracing the Past #germany

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

I had hoped this just announced new service would provide useful
information on Abraham KNISBACHER, who came >from Nadworna. Sadly, it's
just what was available in the Minority Census itself. The same
disappointment for his wife Golda SCHMERLER Knisbacher and their
children Betty, Mary and Joachim.

Jeffrey Knisbacher <j2456@...>


Seeking Hanna JUDEL from Braunschweig and Braunschweig vital records #germany

joelle meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Dear Gersig members,

I am looking for information on the parents of Hanna JUEDEL (u umlaut),
the wife of Samson Raphael HIRSCH.

I know that Hanna was the daughter of Markus (Mordechai) JUEDEL.
She was born in Brunswick (Braunschweig) in 1805.
https://dutchjewry.org/genealogy/duparc/2162.shtml
Based on my research on the Internet I understand she was the only
daughter of the banker or merchant Markus (Mordechai) JUEDEL.

Markus had 3 sons including JUEDEL Markus JUEDEL renamed Julius M=FChling.
The sons were all born in Peine a few kilometers away.
http://www.ljg-brawo.de/Max_Juedel/biografie/Max_Juedel-ausfuehrliche_Biografie.pdf

I saw that some people named Markus (Mordechai) JUEDEL as Mordechai
(JUEDEL) the Levite Oldenbourg. Could someone please be kind to explain
to me what it would mean ? why The Levite? Why Oldenbourg ?

The mother of Hanna is named Sara Sarchen Itzig (or Izig) and was born
In July 1765 in Peine. She died in 1814 in Braunschweig.
I did not find yet were Sara comes from. I thought that she could
be affiliated to another banker family, the Itzig >from Berlin but
I did not find anything that would prove it.

Would anyone have information or guide me in my research ?

More generally can someone tell me where I would find information
for Braunschweig and Peine and whom to contact if I want to see
the birth/wedding/death registars. Many thanks

Joelle Meyer >from Paris joelle.meyer24@...


German SIG #Germany Seeking Hanna JUDEL from Braunschweig and Braunschweig vital records #germany

joelle meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Dear Gersig members,

I am looking for information on the parents of Hanna JUEDEL (u umlaut),
the wife of Samson Raphael HIRSCH.

I know that Hanna was the daughter of Markus (Mordechai) JUEDEL.
She was born in Brunswick (Braunschweig) in 1805.
https://dutchjewry.org/genealogy/duparc/2162.shtml
Based on my research on the Internet I understand she was the only
daughter of the banker or merchant Markus (Mordechai) JUEDEL.

Markus had 3 sons including JUEDEL Markus JUEDEL renamed Julius M=FChling.
The sons were all born in Peine a few kilometers away.
http://www.ljg-brawo.de/Max_Juedel/biografie/Max_Juedel-ausfuehrliche_Biografie.pdf

I saw that some people named Markus (Mordechai) JUEDEL as Mordechai
(JUEDEL) the Levite Oldenbourg. Could someone please be kind to explain
to me what it would mean ? why The Levite? Why Oldenbourg ?

The mother of Hanna is named Sara Sarchen Itzig (or Izig) and was born
In July 1765 in Peine. She died in 1814 in Braunschweig.
I did not find yet were Sara comes from. I thought that she could
be affiliated to another banker family, the Itzig >from Berlin but
I did not find anything that would prove it.

Would anyone have information or guide me in my research ?

More generally can someone tell me where I would find information
for Braunschweig and Peine and whom to contact if I want to see
the birth/wedding/death registars. Many thanks

Joelle Meyer >from Paris joelle.meyer24@...