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Boss Family Photos #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Photos related to the Sephardic BOSS family of Danzig can now be found in
the Gallery section of our website. Thanks very much to Frank Meisler for
submitting these!

Should you wish your Danzig family's photos to also appear on our website,
please contact me privately.

Best regards,

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

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Boss Family Photos #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Photos related to the Sephardic BOSS family of Danzig can now be found in
the Gallery section of our website. Thanks very much to Frank Meisler for
submitting these!

Should you wish your Danzig family's photos to also appear on our website,
please contact me privately.

Best regards,

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

instrument of a musician #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Michelle Chaffey wrote:
<Also this may seem like a silly question, but out of interest, does
anyone have any idea what sort of instrument a musician would
have played in the Ukraine in the late 1800s/early 1900s and was
it a poor living?>

I don´t think that this is a silly question. See an example in my family.
My grandmother Esther was born in 1895 in Podolia Gubernia, today
it´s Vinnitza Oblast. Her uncle Liova started studying the violin there,
but it was not permitted for a jew to do a violin career, so he moved
to Romania and there he lived until the beginning of WWII, or maybe
of the Holocaust, when he moved to England.

I remember that my grandmother was always very proud of her uncle
when she told me that he was a violinist. I have two different photos
of Liova, and his appearance was that of someone who had a good
living.

Eliana Aizim
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
@elianaaizim
visit my Gurevich photo album:
http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

searching in Ukraine: VATNICK, AVERBUCH, AISIN, GUREVICH

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine instrument of a musician #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Michelle Chaffey wrote:
<Also this may seem like a silly question, but out of interest, does
anyone have any idea what sort of instrument a musician would
have played in the Ukraine in the late 1800s/early 1900s and was
it a poor living?>

I don´t think that this is a silly question. See an example in my family.
My grandmother Esther was born in 1895 in Podolia Gubernia, today
it´s Vinnitza Oblast. Her uncle Liova started studying the violin there,
but it was not permitted for a jew to do a violin career, so he moved
to Romania and there he lived until the beginning of WWII, or maybe
of the Holocaust, when he moved to England.

I remember that my grandmother was always very proud of her uncle
when she told me that he was a violinist. I have two different photos
of Liova, and his appearance was that of someone who had a good
living.

Eliana Aizim
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
@elianaaizim
visit my Gurevich photo album:
http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

searching in Ukraine: VATNICK, AVERBUCH, AISIN, GUREVICH

Musical instruments played in early 19th century Ukraine #ukraine

Bernie Geffon
 

M. Chaffey recently asked ..."does anyone have any idea what
sort of instrument a musician would have played in the
Ukraine in the late 1800s/early1900s and was it a poor
living?"

My great-uncle, when he went into the army and joined the
band, learned the clarinet on the advice of a friend. He
played that for the duration of his time in the army in the
early 1900s. I don't think he made a living >from it after he
left the army, but it kept him relatively safe while in the
army. He also played the mandolin for pleasure.

Linda Geffon, Israel

REWSIN, SHAMAS - Kharkov, Ukraine
KLEINER Sosnowiecz, Poland, Hannover & Stuttgart,Germany
WILCZINSKI, Sompolno, Kleczew, Poland

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Musical instruments played in early 19th century Ukraine #ukraine

Bernie Geffon
 

M. Chaffey recently asked ..."does anyone have any idea what
sort of instrument a musician would have played in the
Ukraine in the late 1800s/early1900s and was it a poor
living?"

My great-uncle, when he went into the army and joined the
band, learned the clarinet on the advice of a friend. He
played that for the duration of his time in the army in the
early 1900s. I don't think he made a living >from it after he
left the army, but it kept him relatively safe while in the
army. He also played the mandolin for pleasure.

Linda Geffon, Israel

REWSIN, SHAMAS - Kharkov, Ukraine
KLEINER Sosnowiecz, Poland, Hannover & Stuttgart,Germany
WILCZINSKI, Sompolno, Kleczew, Poland

Seeking Contact With David DAVID & Aaron STAAHL #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

I have in my possession a list of Holocaust survivors who formerly
resided in Kolomyja. It is possible that David DAVID and/or Aaron
STAAHL produced the list. If they or anyone with personal knowledge
of these men read this message, please contact me directly.

Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
Silver Spring, MD USA
alanboy@...

Seeking Info on Kolomyja Survivor List #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

I have in my possession a printed list of some 800 people who survived
the Holocaust and formerly resided in Kolomyja. I plan to put the
list on the Kolomea Administrative District web site. Before I do I
need to obtain some information:
(1) name(s) of creator(s) of the list; (2) date of the list; (3) if
the list is currently posted on any web site.

Please contact me directly if you have any information or questions
about the list.

Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD USA

Yizkor Book Project Report for April 2006 #general

Joyce Field
 

For the month of April 2006, the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
added three new entries and 15 updates.
All can be accessed >from the Project's Translation Index Page
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.
New material has been flagged for easy visibility.
Note that the translations into languages other than English
are now in a separate section, "Other Languages."

New entries:

-Ryki, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII, translated into
Polish, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00550p.html

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VI: History of the Jews in the
Districts and List of Communities

-Pinkas HaKehillot Lita: Table of Contents and List of Communities

Updates:

-Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland
-Braslaw, Belarus
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Drogobych, Ukraine
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Hlybokaye, Belarus
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Leipalingis, Lithuania
-Minsk, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot:
List of communities in the eight Polish volumes has been updated.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol0_00001.html
-Radzyn Podalski,Poland
-Thessaloniki, Greece
-Zelechow, Poland:
Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII: translated into Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00199bp.html

At
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
please check the yizkor books that are fundraising projects, meaning
that professional translators are hired to translated these books.
The translators are paid with donations made to JewishGen. In other
words, no money, no translation. Help us continue our work of making
these precious books available to English-speaking researchers by
contributing generously to these projects and to JewishGen, which
provides the infrastructure to house this material online.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Contact With David DAVID & Aaron STAAHL #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

I have in my possession a list of Holocaust survivors who formerly
resided in Kolomyja. It is possible that David DAVID and/or Aaron
STAAHL produced the list. If they or anyone with personal knowledge
of these men read this message, please contact me directly.

Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
Silver Spring, MD USA
alanboy@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Info on Kolomyja Survivor List #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

I have in my possession a printed list of some 800 people who survived
the Holocaust and formerly resided in Kolomyja. I plan to put the
list on the Kolomea Administrative District web site. Before I do I
need to obtain some information:
(1) name(s) of creator(s) of the list; (2) date of the list; (3) if
the list is currently posted on any web site.

Please contact me directly if you have any information or questions
about the list.

Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD USA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Report for April 2006 #general

Joyce Field
 

For the month of April 2006, the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
added three new entries and 15 updates.
All can be accessed >from the Project's Translation Index Page
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.
New material has been flagged for easy visibility.
Note that the translations into languages other than English
are now in a separate section, "Other Languages."

New entries:

-Ryki, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII, translated into
Polish, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00550p.html

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VI: History of the Jews in the
Districts and List of Communities

-Pinkas HaKehillot Lita: Table of Contents and List of Communities

Updates:

-Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland
-Braslaw, Belarus
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Drogobych, Ukraine
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Hlybokaye, Belarus
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Leipalingis, Lithuania
-Minsk, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot:
List of communities in the eight Polish volumes has been updated.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol0_00001.html
-Radzyn Podalski,Poland
-Thessaloniki, Greece
-Zelechow, Poland:
Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII: translated into Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00199bp.html

At
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
please check the yizkor books that are fundraising projects, meaning
that professional translators are hired to translated these books.
The translators are paid with donations made to JewishGen. In other
words, no money, no translation. Help us continue our work of making
these precious books available to English-speaking researchers by
contributing generously to these projects and to JewishGen, which
provides the infrastructure to house this material online.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@...

Re: Ostroleka, Poland #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Wed, 3 May 2006 21:09:07 UTC, sjoysk@... (Shari Kantrow) opined:

Dear Friends,
Thank you to all who responded to my question
about whether Ostroleka was part of Russian/Poland.
Many of you wrote to me in private and on the forum to
tell me the answer was yes. This helps me greatly in
my search.
As I search for my g-grandparent there, what would
the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalent names be in this area
for Peter and Gussie MEYER, and their parents Ray and
Morris KAFKA; Daniel and Sarah SCHAFF?
One of the most persistent urban myths of the 20th and early 21st centuries
is that there is a useful answer to this question. You are certain to
receive many replies to it, some of them actually offering assumed
"equivalents"; you are best advised to take them all with a grain of salt,
even those that seem obvious (those names that are of Hebrew origin, such as
Daniel and Sarah. There are documents on the JewishGen website that go much
more into the matter, and you should read them for orientationi.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ostroleka, Poland #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Wed, 3 May 2006 21:09:07 UTC, sjoysk@... (Shari Kantrow) opined:

Dear Friends,
Thank you to all who responded to my question
about whether Ostroleka was part of Russian/Poland.
Many of you wrote to me in private and on the forum to
tell me the answer was yes. This helps me greatly in
my search.
As I search for my g-grandparent there, what would
the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalent names be in this area
for Peter and Gussie MEYER, and their parents Ray and
Morris KAFKA; Daniel and Sarah SCHAFF?
One of the most persistent urban myths of the 20th and early 21st centuries
is that there is a useful answer to this question. You are certain to
receive many replies to it, some of them actually offering assumed
"equivalents"; you are best advised to take them all with a grain of salt,
even those that seem obvious (those names that are of Hebrew origin, such as
Daniel and Sarah. There are documents on the JewishGen website that go much
more into the matter, and you should read them for orientationi.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.

SKAIST in Natzrat Illit, Israel #general

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

I may have posted some of this in the past, but I did not get a response
at the time.

In the Yad VaShem testimonies I put together the following tree:
(>from Bela Zlotkin's Pages of Testimony and >from Israel KRAVITZ's
pages of Testimony)

1. Israel SKAIST
Hinda

2 Henia SKAIST (1860-1940)
m. Getzel EZRACHIENE -- in Ponodel

3. Reizel (Rose/Shoshana) (1886-
m. KRAVITZ

4. Bella (1925- dec.)
m. ZLOTKIN, lived in Hertzeliya

4. Reuven KRAVITZ (KRAVICIS) (1921-1940)
died in WWII

4. Israel KRAVITZ, lived in Natzrat Illit

Also, a cousin of Henia (nee SKAIST), Mrs. Rachel (unknown maiden name)
m. Yaakov FRAZER and lived in Natzrat Illit.

Many years ago, a lady >from this family visited my father and told him
that they were related via my great-grandfather. They were descendants
of the children of his 1st wife, while we were descendants of the
children of this 2nd wife.

Recently (thanks to the Rokiskis SIG!!!!) I obtained a listing that
appears to be Hinda (nee Cotton)'s data, which places her as living
1843-1929. Unfortunately this complicates things for me, b/c my
great-grandfather's children >from his 2nd wife were born after 1870 and
if Israel is his son >from his 1st wife, that means he was born approx.
35 years earlier(!). Unless I go back another generation, in which case
the dates, at least, work out <g>.

To resolve the puzzle, I need to find members of the family >from Natzrat
Illit. They have passed away, and people who now live there say the
family may have moved to Haifa. Another possibility is the Zlotkin
family in Hertzliya. He may have been a taxi driver, but I'm not sure,
and I can't find his descendants. I tried the phone books, but wasn't
successful.

If anyone could help me find them - please contact me.

Thank you,

Shoshana L. Boublil (nee Skaist)
Ramat Gan Israel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SKAIST in Natzrat Illit, Israel #general

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

I may have posted some of this in the past, but I did not get a response
at the time.

In the Yad VaShem testimonies I put together the following tree:
(>from Bela Zlotkin's Pages of Testimony and >from Israel KRAVITZ's
pages of Testimony)

1. Israel SKAIST
Hinda

2 Henia SKAIST (1860-1940)
m. Getzel EZRACHIENE -- in Ponodel

3. Reizel (Rose/Shoshana) (1886-
m. KRAVITZ

4. Bella (1925- dec.)
m. ZLOTKIN, lived in Hertzeliya

4. Reuven KRAVITZ (KRAVICIS) (1921-1940)
died in WWII

4. Israel KRAVITZ, lived in Natzrat Illit

Also, a cousin of Henia (nee SKAIST), Mrs. Rachel (unknown maiden name)
m. Yaakov FRAZER and lived in Natzrat Illit.

Many years ago, a lady >from this family visited my father and told him
that they were related via my great-grandfather. They were descendants
of the children of his 1st wife, while we were descendants of the
children of this 2nd wife.

Recently (thanks to the Rokiskis SIG!!!!) I obtained a listing that
appears to be Hinda (nee Cotton)'s data, which places her as living
1843-1929. Unfortunately this complicates things for me, b/c my
great-grandfather's children >from his 2nd wife were born after 1870 and
if Israel is his son >from his 1st wife, that means he was born approx.
35 years earlier(!). Unless I go back another generation, in which case
the dates, at least, work out <g>.

To resolve the puzzle, I need to find members of the family >from Natzrat
Illit. They have passed away, and people who now live there say the
family may have moved to Haifa. Another possibility is the Zlotkin
family in Hertzliya. He may have been a taxi driver, but I'm not sure,
and I can't find his descendants. I tried the phone books, but wasn't
successful.

If anyone could help me find them - please contact me.

Thank you,

Shoshana L. Boublil (nee Skaist)
Ramat Gan Israel

Chrzanow records #galicia

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

Lindy Goodman asked about Chrzanow records.

I visited the Urzad stanu cywilnego there in the 1980s and was shown the only
two volumes of Jewish records they had: - one was a book of deaths in the late
1930s and 1940s compiled after the war on the basis of the testimony of survivors.
I copied out lots and lots of records. The second was, I believe, marriages
for a couple of years in the 1920s. I shall check my notes when I am home next
week.

Last week I visited the same office again and was told that a bunch of old volumes
of Jewish records had JUST BEEN FOUND!!! And by this summer, they should have
been restored. PLEASE don't all go and pester them straightaway. The director
said she would let me know what is in these volumes and when they become available.
Nowadays one will not be allowed to read through the records to search for kin.
But one will be able to request copies.
The discovery is - possibly - great news for Chrzanower families. I never
understood why there was almost no material about our community. The director
did not or could not tell me where or how come these volumes suddenly reappeared.

Is anybody out there interested in some kind of Chrzanow records project???
I found good materials in Chrzanow and in the Katowice archives last week.

Simon Srebrny

(currently in his home town of London, but living in Berlin)

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Chrzanow records #galicia

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

Lindy Goodman asked about Chrzanow records.

I visited the Urzad stanu cywilnego there in the 1980s and was shown the only
two volumes of Jewish records they had: - one was a book of deaths in the late
1930s and 1940s compiled after the war on the basis of the testimony of survivors.
I copied out lots and lots of records. The second was, I believe, marriages
for a couple of years in the 1920s. I shall check my notes when I am home next
week.

Last week I visited the same office again and was told that a bunch of old volumes
of Jewish records had JUST BEEN FOUND!!! And by this summer, they should have
been restored. PLEASE don't all go and pester them straightaway. The director
said she would let me know what is in these volumes and when they become available.
Nowadays one will not be allowed to read through the records to search for kin.
But one will be able to request copies.
The discovery is - possibly - great news for Chrzanower families. I never
understood why there was almost no material about our community. The director
did not or could not tell me where or how come these volumes suddenly reappeared.

Is anybody out there interested in some kind of Chrzanow records project???
I found good materials in Chrzanow and in the Katowice archives last week.

Simon Srebrny

(currently in his home town of London, but living in Berlin)

Cracow BOF? #galicia

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Are there any prospective attendees for the IAJGS conference (in NY in
August) interested in creating/starting/generating a Krakow BOF meeting?

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA, USA

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Cracow BOF? #galicia

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Are there any prospective attendees for the IAJGS conference (in NY in
August) interested in creating/starting/generating a Krakow BOF meeting?

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA, USA