Date   
Resending: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page with the correct URL #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This being Friday, what better time to read "Sabbath in Town" >from the Yizkor
book of Olyka, Ukraine, about 21 miles >from both Lutsk and Dubno. This is
another account of how Jews in relative or real poverty scrimped during the
week with their reward being a joyous (and food-filled) celebration of the
Sabbath. Nathan Rosenfeld's account starts with the preparations that begin
as early as Wednesday, the men's pilgrimmage to the "public bath to clean
themselves up >from the impurities of the week," the services in the synagogue
which was "filled with light >from oil candelabras and shining candelabras"
and of course the Sabbath feasts that followed: "Kugels cooked with a lot of
goose fat, plus kishke, cake and cookies... recitation of the blessing on a
full glass of vodka ... Chopped liver spiced with goose fat is served,
followed by the cholent and delicacies."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1751701604851987

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Resending: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page with the correct URL #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This being Friday, what better time to read "Sabbath in Town" >from the Yizkor
book of Olyka, Ukraine, about 21 miles >from both Lutsk and Dubno. This is
another account of how Jews in relative or real poverty scrimped during the
week with their reward being a joyous (and food-filled) celebration of the
Sabbath. Nathan Rosenfeld's account starts with the preparations that begin
as early as Wednesday, the men's pilgrimmage to the "public bath to clean
themselves up >from the impurities of the week," the services in the synagogue
which was "filled with light >from oil candelabras and shining candelabras"
and of course the Sabbath feasts that followed: "Kugels cooked with a lot of
goose fat, plus kishke, cake and cookies... recitation of the blessing on a
full glass of vodka ... Chopped liver spiced with goose fat is served,
followed by the cholent and delicacies."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1751701604851987

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Re: Figure skating history/Martin GORDAN #germany

Naomi Silverton <naomisil@...>
 

Hello Ryan,
If you look up on Ancestry.com for Berlin, Germany Births 1874-1899,
there is a Moritz Rudolf
Martin GORDAN, born 15 October 1876 in Berlin.
His father was Louis GORDAN and his mother Caroline LAMM.
There are also 2 marriage documents for him.
I think this may be the Martin GORDAN you are looking for but my German is
not good enough to translate the documents. Hope this helps.

Naomi Silverton, Australia

Ryan Stevens <N_N_23@...> Wrote:
I've been unable to clearly ascertain a birth or death date for either
Martin GORDAN or Louis GORDAN >from Ancestry/FamilySearch/Geni, let alone
any firm details of his family and I'm kind of at a crossroads with
my research as a result. One modern account lists Martin's birth year
as 1883, but this is uncited and may be incorrect.
Any suggestions as to accessible digitized resources I could consult or
information about Martin or Louis GORDAN would be greatly appreciated.

German SIG #Germany Re: Figure skating history/Martin GORDAN #germany

Naomi Silverton <naomisil@...>
 

Hello Ryan,
If you look up on Ancestry.com for Berlin, Germany Births 1874-1899,
there is a Moritz Rudolf
Martin GORDAN, born 15 October 1876 in Berlin.
His father was Louis GORDAN and his mother Caroline LAMM.
There are also 2 marriage documents for him.
I think this may be the Martin GORDAN you are looking for but my German is
not good enough to translate the documents. Hope this helps.

Naomi Silverton, Australia

Ryan Stevens <N_N_23@...> Wrote:
I've been unable to clearly ascertain a birth or death date for either
Martin GORDAN or Louis GORDAN >from Ancestry/FamilySearch/Geni, let alone
any firm details of his family and I'm kind of at a crossroads with
my research as a result. One modern account lists Martin's birth year
as 1883, but this is uncited and may be incorrect.
Any suggestions as to accessible digitized resources I could consult or
information about Martin or Louis GORDAN would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Philadelphia Bank Immigrant Passage Records Address Interpretation Assistance #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

In this address, G stands for 'gorod' (city). Dom is the Russian word for house, so Wolf Gidizgeim is living in the house owned by someone named Globocki. Na is a preposition and here this means that the house is at the old bazaar (or on a street by that name)

These records often list addresses in Europe with abbreviations. Below
is one example. Would anyone be able and/or willing to inform me what
the abbreviations stand for (or otherwise inform me where I could find
this information). I assume that the "G" stands for Guberniya, but I
am unsure of the others (I assume both "Dom" and "Na" are also
abbreviations).
...
ADDRESS WOLF GIDIZGEIM
G. Berdiczew Dom. Globocki
Na Starow (Starom? Starorn?) Bazar
...
Dan Schley
Ithaca, NY
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

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

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Philadelphia Bank Immigrant Passage Records Address Interpretation Assistance #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

In this address, G stands for 'gorod' (city). Dom is the Russian word for house, so Wolf Gidizgeim is living in the house owned by someone named Globocki. Na is a preposition and here this means that the house is at the old bazaar (or on a street by that name)

These records often list addresses in Europe with abbreviations. Below
is one example. Would anyone be able and/or willing to inform me what
the abbreviations stand for (or otherwise inform me where I could find
this information). I assume that the "G" stands for Guberniya, but I
am unsure of the others (I assume both "Dom" and "Na" are also
abbreviations).
...
ADDRESS WOLF GIDIZGEIM
G. Berdiczew Dom. Globocki
Na Starow (Starom? Starorn?) Bazar
...
Dan Schley
Ithaca, NY
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

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

Memorialization for the Holocaust Victims from the Town of Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania #general

Roy Ogus
 

On August 8, 1941, 2400 Jews living in the town of Birzh were force-marched to
the Astrava forest, 3 Km outside of Birzh, and brutally murdered. The victims
lie buried in the forest in two large mass graves. A fuller description of
this horrific event is found at:

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/birzai/Birzh_3.html .

A major undertaking to build, at the gravesite, a memorial to the victims is
now in process, with the goal of dedicating the memorial in October 2018. A
list of victims has been constructed using data >from the Yad Vashem Database
of Shoah Victims Names. However, this list falls well short of identifying a
majority of those who died on that fateful day.

The organizers of the memorial project urgently seek people who can contribute
names of Jews who were resident in Birzh during WWII or Jews who are known to
have perished in the Astrava forest.

If you have such names or other pertinent information to share, please contact
me and I will pass your information on to Jonathan Dorfan, who is coordinating
the collection of this information. Jonathan will then provide you with a
Testimony Form to capture, in a standardized format, what information you have.

Thanks!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memorialization for the Holocaust Victims from the Town of Birzh (Birzai), Lithuania #general

Roy Ogus
 

On August 8, 1941, 2400 Jews living in the town of Birzh were force-marched to
the Astrava forest, 3 Km outside of Birzh, and brutally murdered. The victims
lie buried in the forest in two large mass graves. A fuller description of
this horrific event is found at:

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/birzai/Birzh_3.html .

A major undertaking to build, at the gravesite, a memorial to the victims is
now in process, with the goal of dedicating the memorial in October 2018. A
list of victims has been constructed using data >from the Yad Vashem Database
of Shoah Victims Names. However, this list falls well short of identifying a
majority of those who died on that fateful day.

The organizers of the memorial project urgently seek people who can contribute
names of Jews who were resident in Birzh during WWII or Jews who are known to
have perished in the Astrava forest.

If you have such names or other pertinent information to share, please contact
me and I will pass your information on to Jonathan Dorfan, who is coordinating
the collection of this information. Jonathan will then provide you with a
Testimony Form to capture, in a standardized format, what information you have.

Thanks!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

KOT family in Buenos Aires #latinamerica

Carol Weinberg <carol.weinberg@...>
 

I am looking for information about my KOTT/KOT/COTT family in Argentina

Two of my great uncles were born to Aaron Zelig KOTT and and Shayna
Razel SAFER in Bialystok: their names were Chiam KOTT and Shmuel KOTT
I believe both married in Bialystok but I cannot find those records

Chiam married a woman named Mary. He moved to Buenos Aires and took
the Spanish name Jaime.Fortunately I have a photograph of his
gravestone.
They had a son Mottle KOTT who married a woman named Sophia, but I
don't know what Spanish name he adopted.It was possibly Jorge, as I
found a record of a Jorge Herman Kott married to a Sofia, but again,
no other supporting evidence.
They had children but I don't know their names.

Shmuel married a woman named Chaika. I have found records of a Samuel
Kott buried next to a Clara Szaran Kott. I have found one record that
reports she is buried in Liniers Cemetery, and another record that
reports she is buried in Barazategui cemetery.
Shmuel and Chaika had two sons Shepsl (married Aida) and Yankl who
both had children of their own.
I have a picture of a gravestone >from La Tablada for Shepsel Kott but
the names of Shepsl's father and Shepsl's wife do not match what I
know. There is a record of a Sabatino Kot married to Aida Snitkofsky
Kot, and it makes sense to me that this is the Shepsel and Aida that
I'm looking for, but this is only a guess.

So, I have limited anectodal knowledge supported by a bit of
photographic evidence, and know way to know what my ancestors Spanish
names were.

I have used the following resources:
Hebrewsurnames.com - both the passenger lists and burial records
The AMIA website - I have used their burial finding link. Their link
for "contact us" does not work.
Findagrave - has very limited information >from Argentina
JewishGen for JOWBR (of course!) and Bialystok records
Joyfulnoise
Ancestry
Familysearch

Other than travelling to Argentina, which is not realistic for me in
the near future, does anyone have any other ideas for me?
I would hope that seeing the gravestones would provide me a lot more
information. Does anyone have any resources for obtaining pictures of
gravestones in Argentina?

Many thanks to all,
Carol

MIKLATSZKI, MIKLASKA - Bialystok, Orla, Paris
COTT, KOTT, ROSE, SAFER - Bialystok, Argentina
HORWITZ, GUREVITZ - Bialystok
BLACKMAN, BLACHMAN, BLECHMAN - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
COHEN, SILVERBERG, ZILBERBERG - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
WEINBERG, WAJNBERG - Opatow/Apt
DREXLER, HERMALIN, TEMKIN - Ostrovtse/Ostrowiec Poland

IAJGS Warsaw Conference Early Bird Deadline Extension *and* Notice of Special Lecture #latinamerica

bounce-3508304-772964@...
 

The conference organizers are pleased to announce that the "Early
Bird" Registration deadline has been extended until 11:59 PM CDT this
coming Saturday, 5 May. To get the best rate for the full conference,
please register by Saturday. With the program now available on the
IAJGS Conference website iajgs2018.org and the schedule of SIG
luncheons now available there as well, this may be a good time to
register for the full conference. (Full conference registration rates
increase on Sunday. One and two day reservation rates remain the same.)

Further, the IAJGs 2018 Warsaw Conference Program Committee is
delighted to announce the addition of an intriguing new lecture by
Professor Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs of Jagiellonian University of
Krakow at our conference called:

Memory Conflicts in Poland Related to the Jewish Past & the Holocaust

This lecture addresses the current public discourse in Poland and will
occur on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. The presentation includes an
evaluation of existing educational projects in Poland as they relate
to Jewish history and the Holocaust.

It is just one of the more than 200 special events occurring at the
next IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference, presented by approximately 170
lecturers and their colleagues >from at least 22 different countries!

Review the Preliminary Conference Schedule and other registation
details at iajgs2018.org and then join the more than 600 genealogists
who have already registered for the conference.

Sign up for our historic conference today and let us know that you are
coming so we can plan accordingly.

See you in Warsaw - August 5-10, 2018

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA

Latin America #LatinAmerica KOT family in Buenos Aires #latinamerica

Carol Weinberg <carol.weinberg@...>
 

I am looking for information about my KOTT/KOT/COTT family in Argentina

Two of my great uncles were born to Aaron Zelig KOTT and and Shayna
Razel SAFER in Bialystok: their names were Chiam KOTT and Shmuel KOTT
I believe both married in Bialystok but I cannot find those records

Chiam married a woman named Mary. He moved to Buenos Aires and took
the Spanish name Jaime.Fortunately I have a photograph of his
gravestone.
They had a son Mottle KOTT who married a woman named Sophia, but I
don't know what Spanish name he adopted.It was possibly Jorge, as I
found a record of a Jorge Herman Kott married to a Sofia, but again,
no other supporting evidence.
They had children but I don't know their names.

Shmuel married a woman named Chaika. I have found records of a Samuel
Kott buried next to a Clara Szaran Kott. I have found one record that
reports she is buried in Liniers Cemetery, and another record that
reports she is buried in Barazategui cemetery.
Shmuel and Chaika had two sons Shepsl (married Aida) and Yankl who
both had children of their own.
I have a picture of a gravestone >from La Tablada for Shepsel Kott but
the names of Shepsl's father and Shepsl's wife do not match what I
know. There is a record of a Sabatino Kot married to Aida Snitkofsky
Kot, and it makes sense to me that this is the Shepsel and Aida that
I'm looking for, but this is only a guess.

So, I have limited anectodal knowledge supported by a bit of
photographic evidence, and know way to know what my ancestors Spanish
names were.

I have used the following resources:
Hebrewsurnames.com - both the passenger lists and burial records
The AMIA website - I have used their burial finding link. Their link
for "contact us" does not work.
Findagrave - has very limited information >from Argentina
JewishGen for JOWBR (of course!) and Bialystok records
Joyfulnoise
Ancestry
Familysearch

Other than travelling to Argentina, which is not realistic for me in
the near future, does anyone have any other ideas for me?
I would hope that seeing the gravestones would provide me a lot more
information. Does anyone have any resources for obtaining pictures of
gravestones in Argentina?

Many thanks to all,
Carol

MIKLATSZKI, MIKLASKA - Bialystok, Orla, Paris
COTT, KOTT, ROSE, SAFER - Bialystok, Argentina
HORWITZ, GUREVITZ - Bialystok
BLACKMAN, BLACHMAN, BLECHMAN - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
COHEN, SILVERBERG, ZILBERBERG - Opatow/Apt/Ivansk
WEINBERG, WAJNBERG - Opatow/Apt
DREXLER, HERMALIN, TEMKIN - Ostrovtse/Ostrowiec Poland

Latin America #LatinAmerica IAJGS Warsaw Conference Early Bird Deadline Extension *and* Notice of Special Lecture #latinamerica

bounce-3508304-772964@...
 

The conference organizers are pleased to announce that the "Early
Bird" Registration deadline has been extended until 11:59 PM CDT this
coming Saturday, 5 May. To get the best rate for the full conference,
please register by Saturday. With the program now available on the
IAJGS Conference website iajgs2018.org and the schedule of SIG
luncheons now available there as well, this may be a good time to
register for the full conference. (Full conference registration rates
increase on Sunday. One and two day reservation rates remain the same.)

Further, the IAJGs 2018 Warsaw Conference Program Committee is
delighted to announce the addition of an intriguing new lecture by
Professor Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs of Jagiellonian University of
Krakow at our conference called:

Memory Conflicts in Poland Related to the Jewish Past & the Holocaust

This lecture addresses the current public discourse in Poland and will
occur on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. The presentation includes an
evaluation of existing educational projects in Poland as they relate
to Jewish history and the Holocaust.

It is just one of the more than 200 special events occurring at the
next IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference, presented by approximately 170
lecturers and their colleagues >from at least 22 different countries!

Review the Preliminary Conference Schedule and other registation
details at iajgs2018.org and then join the more than 600 genealogists
who have already registered for the conference.

Sign up for our historic conference today and let us know that you are
coming so we can plan accordingly.

See you in Warsaw - August 5-10, 2018

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA

Tiraspol KehilaLinks - News #ukraine

Inna Vayner
 

Dear Tiraspol Researchers,

I wanted to let you know about a new addition to Tiraspol KehilaLinks
site. We now have a section dedicated to Family Search under Research
tab, where everyone can ask for help with research and post about
their families and specific family members, and add corresponding
photos and documents.

Please feel free to send me your family research information if you'd
like it to be included on the KehilaLinks site and check entries that
have been already posted.

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol/default.asp

Inna Vayner
Bessarabia SIG coordinator
Tiraspol and Grigoriopol KehilaLinks owner

**************************************************
Researching Vayner/Wainer/Weiner, Studinovskiy, Sheinfeld , Maizler,
Dekhtyar/Dechtyar/Dechter, Sobol >from Tiraspol, Nezavertailvoka,
Kishinev, and Odessa.
***************************************************
Please join us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Tiraspol KehilaLinks - News #ukraine

Inna Vayner
 

Dear Tiraspol Researchers,

I wanted to let you know about a new addition to Tiraspol KehilaLinks
site. We now have a section dedicated to Family Search under Research
tab, where everyone can ask for help with research and post about
their families and specific family members, and add corresponding
photos and documents.

Please feel free to send me your family research information if you'd
like it to be included on the KehilaLinks site and check entries that
have been already posted.

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol/default.asp

Inna Vayner
Bessarabia SIG coordinator
Tiraspol and Grigoriopol KehilaLinks owner

**************************************************
Researching Vayner/Wainer/Weiner, Studinovskiy, Sheinfeld , Maizler,
Dekhtyar/Dechtyar/Dechter, Sobol >from Tiraspol, Nezavertailvoka,
Kishinev, and Odessa.
***************************************************
Please join us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/

1857 Hungarian Census #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Shalom,

I'm happy to announce that our almost year long project is near its
end. The goal was to digitize and transcribe voluminous 1857 Census
from Abauj Torna county.
Thanks to your contributions we were able to collect almost 12000
names, very often with full birth dates, occupations, family relations
and other details.

For more information on what is covered, please go to
http://hsig.absolon.eu and click on "1857 Hungarian Census -
Abauj-Torna". The tracking table shows now 98% progress and we
estimate the rest could be done within next two-three weeks, so
hopefully the whole work will be published on JewishGen Hungary
Database before IAJGS. This all couldn't be achieved without hard work
of transcribers and validators, mainly Eric M. Bloch and Peter G.
Bakos. Thanks guys!

In that project we collected info >from enumeration sheets >from 234
towns and villages and 7 districts of city of Kosice/Kassa. In
addition, we found online and transcribed 6 towns >from Zemplen county,
which will be also uploaded together with Abauj-Torna.

Since the 1857 Census contains lots of valuable information, we
decided to continue with another county, Saros megye. On the page
mentioned above there is already section with progress tracking for
Saros (highlighted yellow).

As the acquisition of the records isn't free, I would like to ask you
to consider a donation to this project here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15
(please select Slovak Archives Records Project for your contributions).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me off-list.

Kind regards,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia

Hungary SIG #Hungary 1857 Hungarian Census #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Shalom,

I'm happy to announce that our almost year long project is near its
end. The goal was to digitize and transcribe voluminous 1857 Census
from Abauj Torna county.
Thanks to your contributions we were able to collect almost 12000
names, very often with full birth dates, occupations, family relations
and other details.

For more information on what is covered, please go to
http://hsig.absolon.eu and click on "1857 Hungarian Census -
Abauj-Torna". The tracking table shows now 98% progress and we
estimate the rest could be done within next two-three weeks, so
hopefully the whole work will be published on JewishGen Hungary
Database before IAJGS. This all couldn't be achieved without hard work
of transcribers and validators, mainly Eric M. Bloch and Peter G.
Bakos. Thanks guys!

In that project we collected info >from enumeration sheets >from 234
towns and villages and 7 districts of city of Kosice/Kassa. In
addition, we found online and transcribed 6 towns >from Zemplen county,
which will be also uploaded together with Abauj-Torna.

Since the 1857 Census contains lots of valuable information, we
decided to continue with another county, Saros megye. On the page
mentioned above there is already section with progress tracking for
Saros (highlighted yellow).

As the acquisition of the records isn't free, I would like to ask you
to consider a donation to this project here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15
(please select Slovak Archives Records Project for your contributions).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me off-list.

Kind regards,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia

SPERBER from Sieniawa (Galicia) and possibly Vienna #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Dear SIG,

I recently posted this on the Galicia SIG and am now trying here. I'm searching
for the fate of four SPERBER children born in Sieniawa (birth records are in the
All Poland Database) and hoping something might ring a bell.
Their parents were Marim SCHYRAK/SHERAK/SZYROK (daughter of Solomon
SCHIROK and Reisl SCHIPPER) and Moses Wolf SPERBER (son of Lieb SPERBER
and Leah LAUFER) >from Sieniawa. The children were:

1) Beile SPEBER (b. 1902)
2) Mendel SPERBER (b. 1906)
3) Lea SPERBER (b. 1909)
4) Zelig SPERBER (b. 1911)

Their older brother Liebisch SPERBER (b. 1900) was a brush maker living in
Vienna beginning in 1922. He was deported >from there and killed in Auschwitz in 1943.
IKG Wien sent me a copy of his 1938 emigration form, on which he stated he was single,
with no names listed on the form's "family relationships" table. I don't know if that means
he had no family in Vienna or none anywhere. He had a valid passport and I do recognize
the name - a mutual cousin - he put as his contact to emigrate to NYC. IKG said they
had no records with these other four SPERBER names, and I'm assuming they considered
non-Galician variations of the given names.

I found SPERBERs >from Sieniawa a generation older than these children and there's probably
some connection (uncles? older cousins?): On Ellis Island database there's an Israel SPERBER
(b. 1874) coming to NYC in 1893, Sam SPERBER (b. 1887) coming to NYC in 1905 to meet a
Vinea Raudsis (probably Raudnitz?), and Liebish SPERBER (b. 1872) coming to NYC in 1898
to meet sister E. BURSTEIN. I can trace these three men in the U.S. Census records.
Elsewhere I found an Abraham SPERBER (b. 1892) >from Sieniawa killed in Brussels in 1942.
Maybe others >from this Sieniawa SPERBER family fled to Brussels?

I would love to hear >from anyone with a connection to this family, or suggestions
where I might look. I've searched numerous online databases including
the JG Holocaust, USHMM, Yad Vashem, Auschwitz, and Terezin as well as Geni,
Ancestry and FamilySearch, but so far haven't found anything clearly relevant.

Thank you,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI, USA

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech SPERBER from Sieniawa (Galicia) and possibly Vienna #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Dear SIG,

I recently posted this on the Galicia SIG and am now trying here. I'm searching
for the fate of four SPERBER children born in Sieniawa (birth records are in the
All Poland Database) and hoping something might ring a bell.
Their parents were Marim SCHYRAK/SHERAK/SZYROK (daughter of Solomon
SCHIROK and Reisl SCHIPPER) and Moses Wolf SPERBER (son of Lieb SPERBER
and Leah LAUFER) >from Sieniawa. The children were:

1) Beile SPEBER (b. 1902)
2) Mendel SPERBER (b. 1906)
3) Lea SPERBER (b. 1909)
4) Zelig SPERBER (b. 1911)

Their older brother Liebisch SPERBER (b. 1900) was a brush maker living in
Vienna beginning in 1922. He was deported >from there and killed in Auschwitz in 1943.
IKG Wien sent me a copy of his 1938 emigration form, on which he stated he was single,
with no names listed on the form's "family relationships" table. I don't know if that means
he had no family in Vienna or none anywhere. He had a valid passport and I do recognize
the name - a mutual cousin - he put as his contact to emigrate to NYC. IKG said they
had no records with these other four SPERBER names, and I'm assuming they considered
non-Galician variations of the given names.

I found SPERBERs >from Sieniawa a generation older than these children and there's probably
some connection (uncles? older cousins?): On Ellis Island database there's an Israel SPERBER
(b. 1874) coming to NYC in 1893, Sam SPERBER (b. 1887) coming to NYC in 1905 to meet a
Vinea Raudsis (probably Raudnitz?), and Liebish SPERBER (b. 1872) coming to NYC in 1898
to meet sister E. BURSTEIN. I can trace these three men in the U.S. Census records.
Elsewhere I found an Abraham SPERBER (b. 1892) >from Sieniawa killed in Brussels in 1942.
Maybe others >from this Sieniawa SPERBER family fled to Brussels?

I would love to hear >from anyone with a connection to this family, or suggestions
where I might look. I've searched numerous online databases including
the JG Holocaust, USHMM, Yad Vashem, Auschwitz, and Terezin as well as Geni,
Ancestry and FamilySearch, but so far haven't found anything clearly relevant.

Thank you,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI, USA

Re: Czech Trip #austria-czech

josaschneider@...
 

Dear fellow searchers,

In the last week of May and first week of June I will be visiting the Czech lands with my family.
I will make a point of visiting places of origin and family history such as Marianske Lazne,
Usovice, Karlovy Vary, Dalovice, Skalna, Lesna, Novy Kostel, Prague, Humpolec, Trebic,
Terezin, Litomerice, Melnik, Host ka, Primda, Sokolov, Chotebor, Mlada Boleslav.
I would love to hear any advice or suggestions >from people who have been
there before.
I speak only english and hope to visit local archives is it possible to
communicate satisfactorily?
Travel hints re: accommodations, food etc. contacts, and words of
experience would be grately appreciated!

Thank you:)
Josa

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Czech Trip #austria-czech

josaschneider@...
 

Dear fellow searchers,

In the last week of May and first week of June I will be visiting the Czech lands with my family.
I will make a point of visiting places of origin and family history such as Marianske Lazne,
Usovice, Karlovy Vary, Dalovice, Skalna, Lesna, Novy Kostel, Prague, Humpolec, Trebic,
Terezin, Litomerice, Melnik, Host ka, Primda, Sokolov, Chotebor, Mlada Boleslav.
I would love to hear any advice or suggestions >from people who have been
there before.
I speak only english and hope to visit local archives is it possible to
communicate satisfactorily?
Travel hints re: accommodations, food etc. contacts, and words of
experience would be grately appreciated!

Thank you:)
Josa