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Announcing the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards #general

Arthur Obermayer
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the Berlin House of
Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, is pleased to announce the
Call for Nominations for the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals and organizations in Germany have worked
creatively and selflessly to preserve, raise awareness of, and breathe new life
into the once-vibrant Jewish culture in their communities. Their work crosses many
realms including historical restoration, research, storytelling, education, art,
and community building. Together, these efforts are making history and some of its
most profound lessons accessible to current-day audiences.

The Obermayer Foundation recognizes the critical importance of these individuals
and organizations, and honors them through its awards program, held each year since
2000.

The work of awardees has included such activities as:
Restoration of synagogues, cemeteries, and other cultural sites
Researching and synthesizing first-person accounts, histories, and genealogies
Informal education and storytelling via public programs and exhibitions
Formal educational activities focused on schools and other education institutions
Development of websites, videos, publications, and other media
Musical/dramatic performance or artistic creation
Installation of Holocaust memorials and stolpersteine
Forging connections with the descendants of former residents of a community or
region

The award program was initiated by Dr. Arthur S. Obermayer (1931-2016). Awards are
administered by the Obermayer Foundation. Karen Franklin is president of the jury.

The call for nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm. The deadline for submission
is September 12, 2018.

Nominees' contributions are evaluated for public impact, educational
relevance and enduring value. Nominees may have done the work either
largely on a volunteer basis or gone far beyond what would be expected
from their paid, professional, or academic work.
The scope of work outlined in the profiles of previous recipients may be
used as a guideline; other significant contributions are also welcome.

Many of you previously submitted nominations. Those nominees who were
not successful may be eligible for this year's awards by submitting an
updated application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The formal award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019
at the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament, and it is
preceded by a banquet the previous evening. Recordings of recent
ceremonies are available on our YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHC2SFC_HSb0BN8DHXoKgnA.

The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019 at the
Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel
expenses for awardees and their spouses will be covered. Successful nominators are
also invited to attend all of the award ceremony events in Berlin, where they will
meet with the award recipients they have chosen to honor.

Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of
their work. The ceremony and the awards receive extensive press coverage
in the awardees' communities, throughout Germany, and internationally
(see http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

Travel, hotel and banquet expenses for awardees and one guest will be
reimbursed.Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the
award ceremony events in Berlin.

Contact information
For additional information, see http://www.obermayer.us/award. If you would like to
submit a nomination, additional information, including the Call for Nominations and
profiles of previous award winners and the jury, can be obtained at:
http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email request to:

germanaward@... or a letter to the:
Obermayer Foundation
15 Grey Stone Path
Dedham, MA 02026 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September 12, 2018.

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation)
Dedham, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards #general

Arthur Obermayer
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the Berlin House of
Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, is pleased to announce the
Call for Nominations for the 2019 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals and organizations in Germany have worked
creatively and selflessly to preserve, raise awareness of, and breathe new life
into the once-vibrant Jewish culture in their communities. Their work crosses many
realms including historical restoration, research, storytelling, education, art,
and community building. Together, these efforts are making history and some of its
most profound lessons accessible to current-day audiences.

The Obermayer Foundation recognizes the critical importance of these individuals
and organizations, and honors them through its awards program, held each year since
2000.

The work of awardees has included such activities as:
Restoration of synagogues, cemeteries, and other cultural sites
Researching and synthesizing first-person accounts, histories, and genealogies
Informal education and storytelling via public programs and exhibitions
Formal educational activities focused on schools and other education institutions
Development of websites, videos, publications, and other media
Musical/dramatic performance or artistic creation
Installation of Holocaust memorials and stolpersteine
Forging connections with the descendants of former residents of a community or
region

The award program was initiated by Dr. Arthur S. Obermayer (1931-2016). Awards are
administered by the Obermayer Foundation. Karen Franklin is president of the jury.

The call for nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm. The deadline for submission
is September 12, 2018.

Nominees' contributions are evaluated for public impact, educational
relevance and enduring value. Nominees may have done the work either
largely on a volunteer basis or gone far beyond what would be expected
from their paid, professional, or academic work.
The scope of work outlined in the profiles of previous recipients may be
used as a guideline; other significant contributions are also welcome.

Many of you previously submitted nominations. Those nominees who were
not successful may be eligible for this year's awards by submitting an
updated application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The formal award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019
at the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament, and it is
preceded by a banquet the previous evening. Recordings of recent
ceremonies are available on our YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHC2SFC_HSb0BN8DHXoKgnA.

The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 21, 2019 at the
Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel
expenses for awardees and their spouses will be covered. Successful nominators are
also invited to attend all of the award ceremony events in Berlin, where they will
meet with the award recipients they have chosen to honor.

Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of
their work. The ceremony and the awards receive extensive press coverage
in the awardees' communities, throughout Germany, and internationally
(see http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

Travel, hotel and banquet expenses for awardees and one guest will be
reimbursed.Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the
award ceremony events in Berlin.

Contact information
For additional information, see http://www.obermayer.us/award. If you would like to
submit a nomination, additional information, including the Call for Nominations and
profiles of previous award winners and the jury, can be obtained at:
http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email request to:

germanaward@... or a letter to the:
Obermayer Foundation
15 Grey Stone Path
Dedham, MA 02026 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September 12, 2018.

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation)
Dedham, MA


SITE CITEs Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>
 

RE: name adoption list in Groningen

Sadly the name adoptionlist for Groningen is not online, but only to be seen
in the archive in Groningen.
More online name adoption lists for The Netherlands are on Familysearch, or
via: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=31

More Mohel books, burial books: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=12
And Amsterdam and Surinam Portugese/Isr:
http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=13

The website for civil records in Groningen: www.allegroningers.nl
For Friesland: www.allefriezen.nl
For Drenthe: www.alledrenten.nl

Or www.wiewaswie.nl which has the information >from these websites as well
also much information can be found on www.openarch.nl

Jewish history in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?lan=uk
Jewish cemeteries in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=21
and the database: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=22

For Jewish victims of WW2: www.joodsmonument.nl

Het Stenen Archief at:
http://www.stenenarchief.nl/landkaarten/nederland.shtml has many picturs and
information on many Jewish cemeteries in The Netherlands. Just click on the
map, and the cities appear, select the city and you will find the database
for the cemetery.

Regards, Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>


German SIG #Germany SITE CITEs Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>
 

RE: name adoption list in Groningen

Sadly the name adoptionlist for Groningen is not online, but only to be seen
in the archive in Groningen.
More online name adoption lists for The Netherlands are on Familysearch, or
via: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=31

More Mohel books, burial books: http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=12
And Amsterdam and Surinam Portugese/Isr:
http://zoekakten.nl/collecties.php?id=13

The website for civil records in Groningen: www.allegroningers.nl
For Friesland: www.allefriezen.nl
For Drenthe: www.alledrenten.nl

Or www.wiewaswie.nl which has the information >from these websites as well
also much information can be found on www.openarch.nl

Jewish history in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?lan=uk
Jewish cemeteries in Groningen: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=21
and the database: http://www.historiejoodsgroningen.nl/?mid=22

For Jewish victims of WW2: www.joodsmonument.nl

Het Stenen Archief at:
http://www.stenenarchief.nl/landkaarten/nederland.shtml has many picturs and
information on many Jewish cemeteries in The Netherlands. Just click on the
map, and the cities appear, select the city and you will find the database
for the cemetery.

Regards, Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>


Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi Joelle,

Unfortuantely there is not a JewishGen related SIG for us Dutch researchers.

There is a genealogical organization based out of the Netherlands -
https://www.nljewgen.org/
They have a newsletter that is in Dutch but that is about it.

Most discussions I have seen take place on Geni and on the following
Facebook groups -
Dutch - https://www.facebook.com/groups/joodse.genealogie/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPortal/

On top of the sites Gerhard mentioned you should also check out
Akevoth.org which offers geographically based databases as well as
faily tree databases.

They have a Groningen database linked on their main page.
It also looks like your best start would be to look at their Northern
Provinces Databases.

Do you have other related names to look at since Levie, Jacob, and
Meyer/Meijer are very common?

-Steve

Joelle Alice Meyer joelle.meyer24@... wrote:

I did not find a Dutch Regional Special Interest Groups and thus am using
the German one.
I am looking for my ancestor >from the city of Groningen born in 1804 or 1805
named Levie Jacob Meyer/Meijer who then went to Emden in Germany with his
family probably after 1820.
His Hebrew name is Yehuda.
Until now I had no success to find him, but I am continuing my researches. I
https://sites.google.com/a/lambertsz.net/carpark/genealogy/napoleon-1811-and
-the-dutch-family-names
Does anyone know where to find the name adoption lists of Groningen ?
If anyone otherwise has any idea on how to organize better my research I
would be grateful for any advice.


German SIG #Germany Re: name adoption list in Groningen [and Jewish genealogy research in the Netherlands] #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi Joelle,

Unfortuantely there is not a JewishGen related SIG for us Dutch researchers.

There is a genealogical organization based out of the Netherlands -
https://www.nljewgen.org/
They have a newsletter that is in Dutch but that is about it.

Most discussions I have seen take place on Geni and on the following
Facebook groups -
Dutch - https://www.facebook.com/groups/joodse.genealogie/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/
General - https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPortal/

On top of the sites Gerhard mentioned you should also check out
Akevoth.org which offers geographically based databases as well as
faily tree databases.

They have a Groningen database linked on their main page.
It also looks like your best start would be to look at their Northern
Provinces Databases.

Do you have other related names to look at since Levie, Jacob, and
Meyer/Meijer are very common?

-Steve

Joelle Alice Meyer joelle.meyer24@... wrote:

I did not find a Dutch Regional Special Interest Groups and thus am using
the German one.
I am looking for my ancestor >from the city of Groningen born in 1804 or 1805
named Levie Jacob Meyer/Meijer who then went to Emden in Germany with his
family probably after 1820.
His Hebrew name is Yehuda.
Until now I had no success to find him, but I am continuing my researches. I
https://sites.google.com/a/lambertsz.net/carpark/genealogy/napoleon-1811-and
-the-dutch-family-names
Does anyone know where to find the name adoption lists of Groningen ?
If anyone otherwise has any idea on how to organize better my research I
would be grateful for any advice.


Dr. Norman Tobias of Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Dr. Norman Tobias who
married Ava, daughter of Rabbi Pinchas Joseph Kanner of Montreal, son
of the Chief Rabbi Jacob Samson Kanner of Czchow and Klausenberg
(married Chaya Channa, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, the Rebbe
of Sieniawa (Shinova, died in 1919)

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dr. Norman Tobias of Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Dr. Norman Tobias who
married Ava, daughter of Rabbi Pinchas Joseph Kanner of Montreal, son
of the Chief Rabbi Jacob Samson Kanner of Czchow and Klausenberg
(married Chaya Channa, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, the Rebbe
of Sieniawa (Shinova, died in 1919)

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please


more Danzig residential registration cards online #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Scans of Danzig residential registration cards (1843-1918) are now online at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/5/str/1/2000#tabJednostki for most surnames
A-REHWALSKI. Until recently, only surnames through H were online.

This is a very important source for researching people who lived in
Danzig (even if not born there) and it is easy to use. At the link
above, find the row where the second column begins "Karty Meldunkowe"
and has a range of surnames covering your surname of interest
(according to German alphabetization). For example, for the surname
PARADIES, the row is "Karty meldunkowe: Panke - Passauer". If the
number in the rightmost column is not "0", then there are scans
available. Click "Karty meldunkowe" in the row of interest, then
click the "Skany" or "Scans" tab in the top right to see thumbnail
versions of scans (15 per page by default).

Clicking on a thumbnail will enlarge it. The thumbnail images are
arranged roughly alphabetically with surnames at the top, so browse
through the thumbnails until you find your surname or person of interest.

On the enlarged image, there is an icon near the bottom right that
looks like a white rectangle on a black circle -- clicking that will
open a new window to display a high-resolution image. Because of the
size of the high-resolution image, it might not be fully visible on
your screen, but you can click, hold, and drag it with your mouse to
change the visible region. To save a high-resolution image to your computer,
click the "Pobierz" or "Download" link below the image, in the bottom center.

Make sure you check adjacent scans as there are often two scans, front
and back, for each card. On the cards, you can find a wealth of
genealogical information including birth dates and places, maiden
names, death dates and places, addresses in Danzig, and places people
moved to >from Danzig. Some of the later cards even include the head
of household's parents' names near the top.

If you learn dates of birth or death in Danzig, be sure to check the
Danzig SIG's chart at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/records-chart.php showing the
locations of vital records. Note especially the records highlighted
in green, which are already searchable on JewishGen, and the links to
finding aids for civil records 1874-1914 and Jewish records 1846-1927
(bulk 1846-1879). If records of interest are highlighted in yellow,
they are in the process of being transcribed or proofread and we would
welcome volunteer help. If you learn of people born in Danzig before
1846, feel free to contact me about how to research their ancestry
further in early 19th or late 18th century sources (some online, some
being worked on, some to be acquired).

If you would like to write a more complete guide to the Danzig residential
registration cards for the Danzig SIG website, please contact me.

Thanks very much to the State Archives in Gdansk and the National
Digital Archives for making these scans available!

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen more Danzig residential registration cards online #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Scans of Danzig residential registration cards (1843-1918) are now online at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/5/str/1/2000#tabJednostki for most surnames
A-REHWALSKI. Until recently, only surnames through H were online.

This is a very important source for researching people who lived in
Danzig (even if not born there) and it is easy to use. At the link
above, find the row where the second column begins "Karty Meldunkowe"
and has a range of surnames covering your surname of interest
(according to German alphabetization). For example, for the surname
PARADIES, the row is "Karty meldunkowe: Panke - Passauer". If the
number in the rightmost column is not "0", then there are scans
available. Click "Karty meldunkowe" in the row of interest, then
click the "Skany" or "Scans" tab in the top right to see thumbnail
versions of scans (15 per page by default).

Clicking on a thumbnail will enlarge it. The thumbnail images are
arranged roughly alphabetically with surnames at the top, so browse
through the thumbnails until you find your surname or person of interest.

On the enlarged image, there is an icon near the bottom right that
looks like a white rectangle on a black circle -- clicking that will
open a new window to display a high-resolution image. Because of the
size of the high-resolution image, it might not be fully visible on
your screen, but you can click, hold, and drag it with your mouse to
change the visible region. To save a high-resolution image to your computer,
click the "Pobierz" or "Download" link below the image, in the bottom center.

Make sure you check adjacent scans as there are often two scans, front
and back, for each card. On the cards, you can find a wealth of
genealogical information including birth dates and places, maiden
names, death dates and places, addresses in Danzig, and places people
moved to >from Danzig. Some of the later cards even include the head
of household's parents' names near the top.

If you learn dates of birth or death in Danzig, be sure to check the
Danzig SIG's chart at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/records-chart.php showing the
locations of vital records. Note especially the records highlighted
in green, which are already searchable on JewishGen, and the links to
finding aids for civil records 1874-1914 and Jewish records 1846-1927
(bulk 1846-1879). If records of interest are highlighted in yellow,
they are in the process of being transcribed or proofread and we would
welcome volunteer help. If you learn of people born in Danzig before
1846, feel free to contact me about how to research their ancestry
further in early 19th or late 18th century sources (some online, some
being worked on, some to be acquired).

If you would like to write a more complete guide to the Danzig residential
registration cards for the Danzig SIG website, please contact me.

Thanks very much to the State Archives in Gdansk and the National
Digital Archives for making these scans available!

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Iberian area #dna

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am a great researcher and know every town and country my families
came from... Minsk area..Iasi, Romania, Tarnobrzeg, Poland and Lubny
Ukraine. How did I get a small amount >from the Iberian area. How long
ago could they be counting figuring this number be from? I do not know
of any Sherphadic branches?

Gayle Schlissel Riley


DNA Research #DNA Iberian area #dna

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am a great researcher and know every town and country my families
came from... Minsk area..Iasi, Romania, Tarnobrzeg, Poland and Lubny
Ukraine. How did I get a small amount >from the Iberian area. How long
ago could they be counting figuring this number be from? I do not know
of any Sherphadic branches?

Gayle Schlissel Riley


Danzig 1814 surname adoption list web page updated #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Danzig 1814 surname adoption list web page has been updated with
more links to residential registration cards (H-R):
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1814.php

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig 1814 surname adoption list web page updated #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Danzig 1814 surname adoption list web page has been updated with
more links to residential registration cards (H-R):
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1814.php

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


GLICKMAN / GLUKMAN family from Warsaw, Poland #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I have never made progress with my gg-grandmother's family.
I know little about her, but wonder if the info below rings bells..

Freda (Frieda) GLICKMAN (GLUKMAN?) was born in Poland.
She was born in around 1856 (but possibly as late as 1861).
Her father's Hebrew name (>from her gravestone) was Faivel.

Freda said she couldn't find her sisters. The family was poor,
they went to live with relatives and their names were changed.

Freda wed Morris WEITZENSANG on 13.01.1879 in Warsaw.
They moved to Glasgow and then London; she died in 1932.
They had 3 boys, but 2 two more children, who died as infants.
They were born sometime between 1881-1889.

I am not looking for UK info or anything on the WEITZENSANGs.
I am looking for anything >from Warsaw, Poland, anything on
her parents and anything about her sisters.

If I add that She had Mongolian eyes would this help?
If I mention she had a bad foot and wore an iron calliper,
after getting it stuck under a tram in Glasgow, would that help?

Does any of the above mean something to you?
If so, please private message me!!

Here's hoping.
Thank you,
Daniel GLEEK in London


R. Uri LIPMAN (FRANKEL) from Leipnik #rabbinic

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking for information about R. Uri LIPMAN ( FRANKEL), about him,
his descendants and his ancestors!

thanks

Andres Carciente
Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GLICKMAN / GLUKMAN family from Warsaw, Poland #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I have never made progress with my gg-grandmother's family.
I know little about her, but wonder if the info below rings bells..

Freda (Frieda) GLICKMAN (GLUKMAN?) was born in Poland.
She was born in around 1856 (but possibly as late as 1861).
Her father's Hebrew name (>from her gravestone) was Faivel.

Freda said she couldn't find her sisters. The family was poor,
they went to live with relatives and their names were changed.

Freda wed Morris WEITZENSANG on 13.01.1879 in Warsaw.
They moved to Glasgow and then London; she died in 1932.
They had 3 boys, but 2 two more children, who died as infants.
They were born sometime between 1881-1889.

I am not looking for UK info or anything on the WEITZENSANGs.
I am looking for anything >from Warsaw, Poland, anything on
her parents and anything about her sisters.

If I add that She had Mongolian eyes would this help?
If I mention she had a bad foot and wore an iron calliper,
after getting it stuck under a tram in Glasgow, would that help?

Does any of the above mean something to you?
If so, please private message me!!

Here's hoping.
Thank you,
Daniel GLEEK in London


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Uri LIPMAN (FRANKEL) from Leipnik #rabbinic

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking for information about R. Uri LIPMAN ( FRANKEL), about him,
his descendants and his ancestors!

thanks

Andres Carciente
Budapest


researching Shanghai Ghetto - Herbert TEMPELBERG and Lili BRIE #germany

Raphael Thurm
 

Shalom,

I am researching my maternal great-grandparents, Herbert TEMPELBERG
and Lili BRIE, who survived the Holocaust by emigrating to Shanghai in
1939, where they lived until 1948. Are there any online resources or
databases available that can help me find any documentation regarding them?

Thanks in advance, Raphael Thurm littletalmid@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The GerSIG archives contain a number of references to the
Shanghai refugee community.
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop


German SIG #Germany researching Shanghai Ghetto - Herbert TEMPELBERG and Lili BRIE #germany

Raphael Thurm
 

Shalom,

I am researching my maternal great-grandparents, Herbert TEMPELBERG
and Lili BRIE, who survived the Holocaust by emigrating to Shanghai in
1939, where they lived until 1948. Are there any online resources or
databases available that can help me find any documentation regarding them?

Thanks in advance, Raphael Thurm littletalmid@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The GerSIG archives contain a number of references to the
Shanghai refugee community.
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop