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Polish Word: "wnuczka." #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

On a page of testimony, the submitter's relationship was given, in
Polish, as "wnuczka." Can someone tell me what it means.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, Arizona

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Word: "wnuczka." #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

On a page of testimony, the submitter's relationship was given, in
Polish, as "wnuczka." Can someone tell me what it means.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, Arizona

Only Jewish Lawyer in Warsaw? Sir Herbert SAMUEL's secretary? #general

Lehava Falkson
 

Hi,

Recent conversation with an older family member yielded two pieces of
information which were unknown to me, and I have not been able so far to
find any further information. Can anyone help?

According to this relative:

A. My great-grandmother's brother was the only Jewish lawyer in Warsaw at
the time. My great-grandmother's maiden name was Sochaczewski, and we are
probably talking about the years 1880-1910 or thereabouts.

B. My grandmother's cousin, name unknown - she might have been this said
lawyer's daughter - was the private secretary of Sir Herbert Samuel, when
he was the British High Commissioner of Palestine 1920-1925.

Has anyone got any ideas of how can I find more information and
verifications of these clues?

Thanks!

Lehava Falkson
Johannesburg, South Africa
nyala@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Only Jewish Lawyer in Warsaw? Sir Herbert SAMUEL's secretary? #general

Lehava Falkson
 

Hi,

Recent conversation with an older family member yielded two pieces of
information which were unknown to me, and I have not been able so far to
find any further information. Can anyone help?

According to this relative:

A. My great-grandmother's brother was the only Jewish lawyer in Warsaw at
the time. My great-grandmother's maiden name was Sochaczewski, and we are
probably talking about the years 1880-1910 or thereabouts.

B. My grandmother's cousin, name unknown - she might have been this said
lawyer's daughter - was the private secretary of Sir Herbert Samuel, when
he was the British High Commissioner of Palestine 1920-1925.

Has anyone got any ideas of how can I find more information and
verifications of these clues?

Thanks!

Lehava Falkson
Johannesburg, South Africa
nyala@...

A Thank-You for Yad Vashem Search #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

On my behalf, a number of very helpful genners translated the Yad
Vashem POT for my EPSTEIN cousin. Several found more POTs for the
same cousin, which added to my information. Several gave me probable
addresses for the decendants of the woman who posted the POTs. I've
thanked each of them privately.

But I want to thank Bila COHEN by name in this forum. He went through
the trouble of calling my cousin in Israel, he established the truth
of our kinship, and gave me the contact information for my elderly
cousin in New York.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Thank-You for Yad Vashem Search #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

On my behalf, a number of very helpful genners translated the Yad
Vashem POT for my EPSTEIN cousin. Several found more POTs for the
same cousin, which added to my information. Several gave me probable
addresses for the decendants of the woman who posted the POTs. I've
thanked each of them privately.

But I want to thank Bila COHEN by name in this forum. He went through
the trouble of calling my cousin in Israel, he established the truth
of our kinship, and gave me the contact information for my elderly
cousin in New York.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

Immigration Question #general

adam1gs@...
 

Does anyone know what was involved in bringing a relative >from Europe to
the US before WW II. For example: if my grandfather, who was a US citizen,
wanted to bring one of his children >from Poland, to the US, in the 1930's,
what were the steps he had to take to make this happen ? Would it be
necessary for him to hire an attorney to represent him in this process ?
Would he have to file any documents at state or county level ? Did he have
to post a bond and if so, with whom ? What government agency would he have
to go through and would there be copies of any records ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Fred Klein
adam1gs@...

Steve Morse's 1790-1930 Census Browser #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has added a "1790-1930 Census Browser" to his website. For each
federal census year, the towns or counties enumerated on each roll of
microfilm are listed. Free and slave schedules are included.

Click "1790-1930 Census Browser," listed under "US Census and Soundex
(1790-1930)" on Steve's home page at http://www.stevemorse.org. On the next
page, "Browsing the US Census Microfilms in One Step (1790-1930)," click
"View All Rolls." On the next page, "Description of US Census Microfilm
Rolls, 1790-1930," the page is arranged by census year, then state, then
roll number.

A subscription to Ancestry is needed to view the images. After finding the
roll number, go back to "Browsing the US Census Microfilms in One Step
(1790-1930)" to select the year (which automatically changes the series
number), roll number, and frame to be viewed and click "Display Frame."

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Immigration Question #general

adam1gs@...
 

Does anyone know what was involved in bringing a relative >from Europe to
the US before WW II. For example: if my grandfather, who was a US citizen,
wanted to bring one of his children >from Poland, to the US, in the 1930's,
what were the steps he had to take to make this happen ? Would it be
necessary for him to hire an attorney to represent him in this process ?
Would he have to file any documents at state or county level ? Did he have
to post a bond and if so, with whom ? What government agency would he have
to go through and would there be copies of any records ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Fred Klein
adam1gs@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Steve Morse's 1790-1930 Census Browser #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has added a "1790-1930 Census Browser" to his website. For each
federal census year, the towns or counties enumerated on each roll of
microfilm are listed. Free and slave schedules are included.

Click "1790-1930 Census Browser," listed under "US Census and Soundex
(1790-1930)" on Steve's home page at http://www.stevemorse.org. On the next
page, "Browsing the US Census Microfilms in One Step (1790-1930)," click
"View All Rolls." On the next page, "Description of US Census Microfilm
Rolls, 1790-1930," the page is arranged by census year, then state, then
roll number.

A subscription to Ancestry is needed to view the images. After finding the
roll number, go back to "Browsing the US Census Microfilms in One Step
(1790-1930)" to select the year (which automatically changes the series
number), roll number, and frame to be viewed and click "Display Frame."

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Eliezer ben Meir Halevi of Pinsk-18th cent. #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I accidently came across the name Rabbi Eliezer ben Meir Halevi (no family
name mentioned) of Pinsk in the Enyclopedia Judaica. According to the short
article he was a Rosh Yeshiva (Head of a theological seminary) in Pinsk
during the latter half of the 18th cent.

As my ggggrandfather was a certain Rabbi Eliezer in Pinsk and is said to
have been a Rosh Yeshiva in Pinsk and/or nearby Karlin during the same
period I am wondering if this is the same person. His son or grandson
carried the family name KANTOR.

The bibliographical sources given for this article are: Nadav in "Zion" 34
(1969), and W.Z. Rabinowitsch "Lithuanian Chassidim" (1970).

If anyone is a descendant of this Eliezer or knows biographical details
regarding his descendants I would be happy to hear.

Shavua Tov,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Eliezer ben Meir Halevi of Pinsk-18th cent. #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I accidently came across the name Rabbi Eliezer ben Meir Halevi (no family
name mentioned) of Pinsk in the Enyclopedia Judaica. According to the short
article he was a Rosh Yeshiva (Head of a theological seminary) in Pinsk
during the latter half of the 18th cent.

As my ggggrandfather was a certain Rabbi Eliezer in Pinsk and is said to
have been a Rosh Yeshiva in Pinsk and/or nearby Karlin during the same
period I am wondering if this is the same person. His son or grandson
carried the family name KANTOR.

The bibliographical sources given for this article are: Nadav in "Zion" 34
(1969), and W.Z. Rabinowitsch "Lithuanian Chassidim" (1970).

If anyone is a descendant of this Eliezer or knows biographical details
regarding his descendants I would be happy to hear.

Shavua Tov,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

death books at the Red Cross's International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen Germany #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

After being withheld for 65 years, the death books at the Red Cross's
International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen Germany are expected to be
opened to historians and other researchers for the first time.

On Monday May 16, the 11-nation commission that oversees the archives
is expected to vote to allow researchers access to registration
documents, ID cards or lists that provide powerful testimony to the
lives and deaths of those imprisoned, forced to work for German industry
or killed in concentration camps during World War II.

Release of the records can help us trace not only victims and survivors,
but also gain benefits and/or reparations for survivors.

Will the commission vote in the affirmative? Keep an interested eye on
the issue, and the urgency that this moment demands.
--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen death books at the Red Cross's International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen Germany #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

After being withheld for 65 years, the death books at the Red Cross's
International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen Germany are expected to be
opened to historians and other researchers for the first time.

On Monday May 16, the 11-nation commission that oversees the archives
is expected to vote to allow researchers access to registration
documents, ID cards or lists that provide powerful testimony to the
lives and deaths of those imprisoned, forced to work for German industry
or killed in concentration camps during World War II.

Release of the records can help us trace not only victims and survivors,
but also gain benefits and/or reparations for survivors.

Will the commission vote in the affirmative? Keep an interested eye on
the issue, and the urgency that this moment demands.
--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@...

Rabbi CukiermanZabawny, Siedlce #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear Genners,
I'm looking for anything on my gggrandfather, Rabbi Pinkhas CUKIERMAN
who adopted the surname ZABAWNY. He lived in Siedlce circa 1840-1915.
Other towns he may have lived in: Gora Kalwaria, Miedzyrzec Podlaski,
Rossosz, Biala Podlaska. ZABAWNY is a unique surname. Thank you

Isabel Cymerman

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi CukiermanZabawny, Siedlce #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear Genners,
I'm looking for anything on my gggrandfather, Rabbi Pinkhas CUKIERMAN
who adopted the surname ZABAWNY. He lived in Siedlce circa 1840-1915.
Other towns he may have lived in: Gora Kalwaria, Miedzyrzec Podlaski,
Rossosz, Biala Podlaska. ZABAWNY is a unique surname. Thank you

Isabel Cymerman

Re: Grofsmosty? #general

Mark Halpern
 

Caroline:

This town is undoubtedly the Galician town of Mosty Wielkie (Polish),
now Velikiye Mosty in Ukraine. This town is located at coordinates 5014,
2409 about 45 km (28 mi.) north of Lviv/Lwow/Lemberg. Just as the
Ukrainian town of Lviv was Lwow to the Poles and Lemberg to the
Austrians, Velikiye Mosty was Mosty Wielkie to the Poles and Gross Mosty
to the German speaking Austrians. Velikiye=Wielkie=Gross=Large. I am not
sure of the translation of Mosty, but my Polish dictionary tells me that
"Most" is bridge.

JRI-Poland has indexed the 1861-74, 1877-1902 births and 1877-91 deaths
that are housed at the AGAD Archive in Warsaw. The database can be
searched at www.jri-poland.org by clicking on "Search database."
Recently, the Mosty Wielkie 1892-1905 death register was transferred to
AGAD and will soon be available for indexing. For more information about
the JRI-Poland AGAD indexing project, please visit
http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/index.htm.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I've just received some documents >from the Polish Archives and am having
quite the time trying to decode them. But a town name keeps coming up with
which I'm not familiar and I haven't found on cursory examination of the
shtetllinks files here -- "Grofsmosty". Anyone have any clues as to
what/where this is/was?

Thanks.

Caroline Ranald Curvan
searching for Ziemand, Zinker, Cinker of Lwow, Sokol

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Grofsmosty? #general

Mark Halpern
 

Caroline:

This town is undoubtedly the Galician town of Mosty Wielkie (Polish),
now Velikiye Mosty in Ukraine. This town is located at coordinates 5014,
2409 about 45 km (28 mi.) north of Lviv/Lwow/Lemberg. Just as the
Ukrainian town of Lviv was Lwow to the Poles and Lemberg to the
Austrians, Velikiye Mosty was Mosty Wielkie to the Poles and Gross Mosty
to the German speaking Austrians. Velikiye=Wielkie=Gross=Large. I am not
sure of the translation of Mosty, but my Polish dictionary tells me that
"Most" is bridge.

JRI-Poland has indexed the 1861-74, 1877-1902 births and 1877-91 deaths
that are housed at the AGAD Archive in Warsaw. The database can be
searched at www.jri-poland.org by clicking on "Search database."
Recently, the Mosty Wielkie 1892-1905 death register was transferred to
AGAD and will soon be available for indexing. For more information about
the JRI-Poland AGAD indexing project, please visit
http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/index.htm.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I've just received some documents >from the Polish Archives and am having
quite the time trying to decode them. But a town name keeps coming up with
which I'm not familiar and I haven't found on cursory examination of the
shtetllinks files here -- "Grofsmosty". Anyone have any clues as to
what/where this is/was?

Thanks.

Caroline Ranald Curvan
searching for Ziemand, Zinker, Cinker of Lwow, Sokol

Re: From Auschwitz to Sweden? #hungary

Silberman, Alfred (US SSA) <alfred.silberman@...>
 

About 15 years ago I went to the Chevrah Kadisha in the Stockholm
synagogue and they provided me with the exact location where my aunt was
buried on July 31st 1945 after she died >from Typhus contracted on the
death march >from Auschwitz.

Al

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AFAIK the whole rehabilitation project here in Sweden was=20
administered by the Swedish Red Cross.
It night be worth while writing to them for information.
Their addresse:
Svenska Roda Korset
box 17563
118 91 STOCKHOLM

There would be no problem writing to them in English, I'm sure.

Jeno Kohn
Goteborg, Sweden

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 10:26:35AM +0300, David Blank wrote:
> My cousin, Ilse Ehrlich, lived in Tyrnau (Trnava) Slovakia when she
was deported. > > Somehow she survived the camps, but succumbed to
various illnesses in > 1946 in Sweden. > > How she got to Sweden is a
mystery. > > I am trying to trace her burial location in SWEDEN. > >
Thanks for your help. >
------------------------------------------------
>
> David Blank
> Jerusalem

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: From Auschwitz to Sweden? #hungary

Silberman, Alfred (US SSA) <alfred.silberman@...>
 

About 15 years ago I went to the Chevrah Kadisha in the Stockholm
synagogue and they provided me with the exact location where my aunt was
buried on July 31st 1945 after she died >from Typhus contracted on the
death march >from Auschwitz.

Al

------------------------------------------------------------------------


AFAIK the whole rehabilitation project here in Sweden was=20
administered by the Swedish Red Cross.
It night be worth while writing to them for information.
Their addresse:
Svenska Roda Korset
box 17563
118 91 STOCKHOLM

There would be no problem writing to them in English, I'm sure.

Jeno Kohn
Goteborg, Sweden

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 10:26:35AM +0300, David Blank wrote:
> My cousin, Ilse Ehrlich, lived in Tyrnau (Trnava) Slovakia when she
was deported. > > Somehow she survived the camps, but succumbed to
various illnesses in > 1946 in Sweden. > > How she got to Sweden is a
mystery. > > I am trying to trace her burial location in SWEDEN. > >
Thanks for your help. >
------------------------------------------------
>
> David Blank
> Jerusalem