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ELKANN family currently in Italy: former German Jews? #germany

MBernet@...
 

Some of my male ancestral relatives in Frensdaorf, Upper Franconia, chose
the surname ELKANN (>from the patronymic Elchanan).

Hi, Elkann cousins in Australia!

from this week's TIME magazine, I see that John Elkann (his father is
"French writer Alain Elkann") is set to inherit leadership of automaker Fiat.

from Encyclopedia Judaica I learn of Jean-Paul ELKANN (b.1921), a leader of
French Jewry, fashion and perfumes leader, and industrialist, who has been
the owner and director of Vanadium Steel Italiana since 1948. Perhaps he is the
gf of the new Fiatnik.

Does anyone have information on the French and Italian ELKANN lines--and any
connection to Frensdorf?

(full disclosure: I have never driven a Fiat and never bought Elkann
fashions or perfumes)

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany ELKANN family currently in Italy: former German Jews? #germany

MBernet@...
 

Some of my male ancestral relatives in Frensdaorf, Upper Franconia, chose
the surname ELKANN (>from the patronymic Elchanan).

Hi, Elkann cousins in Australia!

from this week's TIME magazine, I see that John Elkann (his father is
"French writer Alain Elkann") is set to inherit leadership of automaker Fiat.

from Encyclopedia Judaica I learn of Jean-Paul ELKANN (b.1921), a leader of
French Jewry, fashion and perfumes leader, and industrialist, who has been
the owner and director of Vanadium Steel Italiana since 1948. Perhaps he is the
gf of the new Fiatnik.

Does anyone have information on the French and Italian ELKANN lines--and any
connection to Frensdorf?

(full disclosure: I have never driven a Fiat and never bought Elkann
fashions or perfumes)

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


ISO NEUMANN of Vienna m. Vera of textile & scarf empire #germany

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Seeking references to / researchers of George NEUMANN of Vienna,
Austria (d. 1962 NY).
NEUMANN, his CT-born wife Vera SALAFF NEUMANN (d. 1993), and fellow
emigre Frederick Werner HAMM (d. 1960)
established the Vera textile company in 1946.
"Vera" is best known for bold scarf designs (c1960s), with a ladybug logo.

Mr. NEUMANN was part of the Vienna circle of friends that included
artist Sacha KOLIN, the focus of my research.

All leads welcome. With Appreciation,

Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) lisathaler@sbcglobal.net
Researching... Artist Sacha KOLIN (1911 Paris-1981 NYC; res. -1936
Vienna), www.sachakolin.com


German SIG #Germany ISO NEUMANN of Vienna m. Vera of textile & scarf empire #germany

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Seeking references to / researchers of George NEUMANN of Vienna,
Austria (d. 1962 NY).
NEUMANN, his CT-born wife Vera SALAFF NEUMANN (d. 1993), and fellow
emigre Frederick Werner HAMM (d. 1960)
established the Vera textile company in 1946.
"Vera" is best known for bold scarf designs (c1960s), with a ladybug logo.

Mr. NEUMANN was part of the Vienna circle of friends that included
artist Sacha KOLIN, the focus of my research.

All leads welcome. With Appreciation,

Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) lisathaler@sbcglobal.net
Researching... Artist Sacha KOLIN (1911 Paris-1981 NYC; res. -1936
Vienna), www.sachakolin.com


RIJO website relaunch #germany

Marcelo Rosenbaum <marcelo@...>
 

The RIJO website is back online at:

http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/index-d.html

I assume it is as interesting for all the other members of the Group as it
is for me. Kind regards,

Marcelo Rosenbaum Stockport, UK <marcelo@roferma.demon.co.uk>


German SIG #Germany RIJO website relaunch #germany

Marcelo Rosenbaum <marcelo@...>
 

The RIJO website is back online at:

http://www.rijo.homepage.t-online.de/index-d.html

I assume it is as interesting for all the other members of the Group as it
is for me. Kind regards,

Marcelo Rosenbaum Stockport, UK <marcelo@roferma.demon.co.uk>


Learning trade - Butcher #germany

wadiuwant
 

My family were (kosher) butchers in the area near Aachen.

Where during the 18th Century (early and late)
would they have learned their trade? Regards

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel <wadiuwant@gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Learning trade - Butcher #germany

wadiuwant
 

My family were (kosher) butchers in the area near Aachen.

Where during the 18th Century (early and late)
would they have learned their trade? Regards

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel <wadiuwant@gmail.com>


"Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner" Library search #germany

N.Landau@...
 

Does anyone know a library in the UK which has the following book:

Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner, Teil 1, Die Rabbiner der
Emanzipationszeit in der deutschen, böhmischen und grosspolnischen Ländern,
1781-1871, K. G. Saur, München, 2004

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@btinternet.com>


German SIG #Germany "Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner" Library search #germany

N.Landau@...
 

Does anyone know a library in the UK which has the following book:

Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner, Teil 1, Die Rabbiner der
Emanzipationszeit in der deutschen, böhmischen und grosspolnischen Ländern,
1781-1871, K. G. Saur, München, 2004

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@btinternet.com>


BOOK CITE: "History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl" #germany

petercullman
 

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book

"History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl: 1641 to the Holocaust,"
408pp., published by Avotaynu. $46. Complete with several indexes,
glossary, 1939 census data, numerous photos and maps.

A portrayal of the Jewish community known in Prussian times as
Schneidemuehl, - the book documents the slow growth of this small
Polish town named Pyla, in what used to be Wielkopolska, the later
area of Prussian Posen. As well as the arrival of Jews in the 16th
century, all the names of the kehillah's twenty often illustrious
rabbis and their histories, and the changing nature of this community
is recounted, including a detailed description in word and picture of
the once splendid synagogue, - all against a background of major
European historical events and, Haskalah.
As a result of years of painstaking research, the fate of most
members of the shrinking Jewish community, as it existed in the
1930s, could be traced and detailed, many of whom could emigrate in
time. The detailed chapter Z'Chor features person-by-person
chronologies, documenting more than 500 Jews >from Schneidemuehl and
the surrounding areas, as they were deported in 1940 to various
towns, labor camps and hospices, and their ultimate fate in Hitler's
killing fields. They are not forgotten.

An annotated Jewish burial register of the community, 1854-1940,
lists the names of more than 900 persons (superceding my first book
[1995] on the subject of the cemetery). While not the slightest trace
remains of Jewish Schneidemuehl in today's renamed town Pila in
western Poland, the book aims to bring to life what once was a
sizeable, vibrant and notable Jewish community.

Peter Simonstein Cullman Toronto - Canada aurifex@sympatico.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Mr. Cullman is a charter member of GerSIG and has been
a valued contributor to this Forum since 1998.


German SIG #Germany BOOK CITE: "History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl" #germany

petercullman
 

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book

"History of the Jewish Community of Schneidemuehl: 1641 to the Holocaust,"
408pp., published by Avotaynu. $46. Complete with several indexes,
glossary, 1939 census data, numerous photos and maps.

A portrayal of the Jewish community known in Prussian times as
Schneidemuehl, - the book documents the slow growth of this small
Polish town named Pyla, in what used to be Wielkopolska, the later
area of Prussian Posen. As well as the arrival of Jews in the 16th
century, all the names of the kehillah's twenty often illustrious
rabbis and their histories, and the changing nature of this community
is recounted, including a detailed description in word and picture of
the once splendid synagogue, - all against a background of major
European historical events and, Haskalah.
As a result of years of painstaking research, the fate of most
members of the shrinking Jewish community, as it existed in the
1930s, could be traced and detailed, many of whom could emigrate in
time. The detailed chapter Z'Chor features person-by-person
chronologies, documenting more than 500 Jews >from Schneidemuehl and
the surrounding areas, as they were deported in 1940 to various
towns, labor camps and hospices, and their ultimate fate in Hitler's
killing fields. They are not forgotten.

An annotated Jewish burial register of the community, 1854-1940,
lists the names of more than 900 persons (superceding my first book
[1995] on the subject of the cemetery). While not the slightest trace
remains of Jewish Schneidemuehl in today's renamed town Pila in
western Poland, the book aims to bring to life what once was a
sizeable, vibrant and notable Jewish community.

Peter Simonstein Cullman Toronto - Canada aurifex@sympatico.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Mr. Cullman is a charter member of GerSIG and has been
a valued contributor to this Forum since 1998.


Thanks to Lars Menk Re: German Surname Research #germany

MBernet@...
 

Felicia Mode Alexander Langhorne, PA fmode@comcast.net wrote:
"It is with great delight that I report having had several wonderful email
conversations with Lars Menk, author of Dictionary of Jewish German
Surnames. I wrote to him inquiring about additional information on family
members documented in his book. He is a wonderful resource for us all!"

<Dear Felicia,
I can only concur a hundred times over. When I once asked Lars how I could
ever thank him he said helping was his pleasure. So, as a way of showing
my appreciation, I made a donation to Jewish Gen's Wall of Honor in Lars' name. >

==I totally agree with both of you. May I suggest another way of helping
Lars, who has devoted his life to this project and lives close to penury:

Purchase a copy of his book and donate it to your local, genealogical, college or
synagogue library. That way you'll also be helping Avotaynu, who published
it with great art and skill, your local resources, your genner colleagues, and
Lars Menk himself (I assume he benefits >from the royalties).

==And, of course, purchase a copy for your own use. Then you'll be able to
answer other people's questions about Jewish Family names in Germany--and take
some of the pressure off me ;-)

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Thanks to Lars Menk Re: German Surname Research #germany

MBernet@...
 

Felicia Mode Alexander Langhorne, PA fmode@comcast.net wrote:
"It is with great delight that I report having had several wonderful email
conversations with Lars Menk, author of Dictionary of Jewish German
Surnames. I wrote to him inquiring about additional information on family
members documented in his book. He is a wonderful resource for us all!"

<Dear Felicia,
I can only concur a hundred times over. When I once asked Lars how I could
ever thank him he said helping was his pleasure. So, as a way of showing
my appreciation, I made a donation to Jewish Gen's Wall of Honor in Lars' name. >

==I totally agree with both of you. May I suggest another way of helping
Lars, who has devoted his life to this project and lives close to penury:

Purchase a copy of his book and donate it to your local, genealogical, college or
synagogue library. That way you'll also be helping Avotaynu, who published
it with great art and skill, your local resources, your genner colleagues, and
Lars Menk himself (I assume he benefits >from the royalties).

==And, of course, purchase a copy for your own use. Then you'll be able to
answer other people's questions about Jewish Family names in Germany--and take
some of the pressure off me ;-)

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


MOSHEIM - in South Africa #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Whilst in Lady Grey in South Africa, I visited the
small graveyard there. In it there are a few Jewish
graves including 3 for members of a MOSHEIM family. I
note that in JGFF there are several people researching
this surname. Please contact me if you know anything
about MOSHEIMs who migrated to South Africa in the 19th century.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


German SIG #Germany MOSHEIM - in South Africa #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Whilst in Lady Grey in South Africa, I visited the
small graveyard there. In it there are a few Jewish
graves including 3 for members of a MOSHEIM family. I
note that in JGFF there are several people researching
this surname. Please contact me if you know anything
about MOSHEIMs who migrated to South Africa in the 19th century.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


MATRIKEL- in Bavaria - a general knowledge enquiry. #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Where can I read, in English, in print or on the
Internet, about the significance of entries in the
"Judenmatrikel" documents produced around the
beginning of the 19th century ? I am particularly
interested in this not only to improve my general
knowledge but also to establish how much value they
have as a genealogical source.

I hope that this is not a topic that has been
discussed endlesssly in the past. If it is, please
direct me to the relevant sources of information.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


German SIG #Germany MATRIKEL- in Bavaria - a general knowledge enquiry. #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Where can I read, in English, in print or on the
Internet, about the significance of entries in the
"Judenmatrikel" documents produced around the
beginning of the 19th century ? I am particularly
interested in this not only to improve my general
knowledge but also to establish how much value they
have as a genealogical source.

I hope that this is not a topic that has been
discussed endlesssly in the past. If it is, please
direct me to the relevant sources of information.

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

Adam Yamey's article "A Franco-Prussian Affair" appears in "Stammbaum"
issue N. 29 to be released to subscribers soon.


Looking for Hertha SERVOS #germany

wadiuwant
 

I need "lateral thinking" assistance (or someone more knowledgeable
than I) to find a missing member (my great aunt) of my family tree.

The details I have (>from Duesseldorf) are as follows:

Hertha SERVOS, *12.09.1897 in Bochum, Schauspielerin, ledig, am
12.02.1918 von D=FCsseldorf, Breite Str. 1 abgemeldet nach Frankfurt am
Main, Strasse nicht verzeichnet (Film Nr. 465).
Eine Wiederanmeldung in Duesseldorf unter Ihrem M=E4dchennamen wurde bis
zum Ende des Jahres 1959 nicht gefunden.

Her father's name was Julius and her mother was Sophia (Sophie) BAUM.

This is not an issue for JGFF, nor is she found in the database of Yad
VaShem. She's doesn't appear in the JCDP. I've googled for her in many
different ways. I've sent a fax to the Frankfurt archive (9 months
ago, so far no reply) (they only work through mail or faxes, so I sent
a fax). Please, unless YOU find her in a standard online database,
please don't make the suggestion that I look there. (I'm not saying
that she isn't in a standard database, only that I haven't found her in one.)

What this needs is perhaps a link to an organisation or a person who
is interested in (Jewish) German actresses of the 1920's. Or as the
family story is that she was murdered maybe there was an article in an
old German newspaper. If she died before WWII, then there is a
reasonable chance that she has a grave. There are probably many
possibilities I haven't thought of.

It's doubtful (but not impossible, I admit) that she got married. So
I'm probably the only person actively looking for her. But there are
people who are alive today that care what happened to her. Hoping for good ideas,

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel

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German SIG #Germany Looking for Hertha SERVOS #germany

wadiuwant
 

I need "lateral thinking" assistance (or someone more knowledgeable
than I) to find a missing member (my great aunt) of my family tree.

The details I have (>from Duesseldorf) are as follows:

Hertha SERVOS, *12.09.1897 in Bochum, Schauspielerin, ledig, am
12.02.1918 von D=FCsseldorf, Breite Str. 1 abgemeldet nach Frankfurt am
Main, Strasse nicht verzeichnet (Film Nr. 465).
Eine Wiederanmeldung in Duesseldorf unter Ihrem M=E4dchennamen wurde bis
zum Ende des Jahres 1959 nicht gefunden.

Her father's name was Julius and her mother was Sophia (Sophie) BAUM.

This is not an issue for JGFF, nor is she found in the database of Yad
VaShem. She's doesn't appear in the JCDP. I've googled for her in many
different ways. I've sent a fax to the Frankfurt archive (9 months
ago, so far no reply) (they only work through mail or faxes, so I sent
a fax). Please, unless YOU find her in a standard online database,
please don't make the suggestion that I look there. (I'm not saying
that she isn't in a standard database, only that I haven't found her in one.)

What this needs is perhaps a link to an organisation or a person who
is interested in (Jewish) German actresses of the 1920's. Or as the
family story is that she was murdered maybe there was an article in an
old German newspaper. If she died before WWII, then there is a
reasonable chance that she has a grave. There are probably many
possibilities I haven't thought of.

It's doubtful (but not impossible, I admit) that she got married. So
I'm probably the only person actively looking for her. But there are
people who are alive today that care what happened to her. Hoping for good ideas,

Richard Dahl Rehovot, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Our listmail system is often confused if you use letters or
accents not in the USA English alphabet.
If you write a name or town that contains an "umlaut" accent you should
write it this way to avoid garbled text and insure that the name will be
found by our search engine:

LOWENSTEIN ( O umlaut ) / LOEWENSTEIN