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Question about Surname "German" and "Shapiro" #general

Diane Harman-Hoog <harmanhoog@...>
 

When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I also
get returns for the name Shapiro. Does anyone know what the connection is?

Diane

Diane Harman-Hoog
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wileydorrharman/
Extended family genealogy web site


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about Surname "German" and "Shapiro" #general

Diane Harman-Hoog <harmanhoog@...>
 

When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I also
get returns for the name Shapiro. Does anyone know what the connection is?

Diane

Diane Harman-Hoog
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wileydorrharman/
Extended family genealogy web site


Kaunas (Kovno) web page #general

Jose Gutstein
 

I have created a web page for Kaunas, the town where my beloved grandmother
grew up.

With a town as large as Kaunas was, with such a glorious Jewish history
until tragedy came upon it, there is so much material that it's impossible
to collect it all, let alone display it. However, I hope this start will be
the basis for more to come.

If anyone has any photos taken in Kovno before the war, or other material
they'd like to like to contribute, please let me know.

I am in need of some translation help >from Yiddish and Hebrew.

http://www.gutstein.net/kaunas/kaunas-home.htm

Thank you,

Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com
Zasliai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-home.htm
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kaunas (Kovno) web page #general

Jose Gutstein
 

I have created a web page for Kaunas, the town where my beloved grandmother
grew up.

With a town as large as Kaunas was, with such a glorious Jewish history
until tragedy came upon it, there is so much material that it's impossible
to collect it all, let alone display it. However, I hope this start will be
the basis for more to come.

If anyone has any photos taken in Kovno before the war, or other material
they'd like to like to contribute, please let me know.

I am in need of some translation help >from Yiddish and Hebrew.

http://www.gutstein.net/kaunas/kaunas-home.htm

Thank you,

Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com
Zasliai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-home.htm
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm


NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Galician References #galicia

Ada Green
 

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New York
City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.

In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration
conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the United States,
both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings for New York
City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City Municipal
Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a great
deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on the
two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching on the
computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of
buildings, the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories
of the synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also mentions of people >from Galicia in this database such as:

The Congregation of Galician Zionists, on Washington Avenue in the Bronx,
incorporated 1918, held services in a rented store, at 418 (or 481?) East
167 St. until 1925 when a 3-story red shingled building was occupied. It
has burial plots at Riverside Cemetery.

The First Brezower Bruck Sick Benevolent Society, Anshei Bregow of City of
New York (People of Brezow), on East Houston Street was first organized by
people >from Brezow, Galicia, in 1902 as a society with the name of First
Brezower Bruck Sick Benevolent Society, and then later in 1924 as a
synagogue. It has burial plots at Mt. Zion and Mt. Hebron.

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please visit the
Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm

We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who were the
field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were involved
in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including: Harold
Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch, Bernard
Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Galician References #galicia

Ada Green
 

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New York
City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.

In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration
conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the United States,
both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings for New York
City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City Municipal
Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a great
deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on the
two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching on the
computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of
buildings, the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories
of the synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also mentions of people >from Galicia in this database such as:

The Congregation of Galician Zionists, on Washington Avenue in the Bronx,
incorporated 1918, held services in a rented store, at 418 (or 481?) East
167 St. until 1925 when a 3-story red shingled building was occupied. It
has burial plots at Riverside Cemetery.

The First Brezower Bruck Sick Benevolent Society, Anshei Bregow of City of
New York (People of Brezow), on East Houston Street was first organized by
people >from Brezow, Galicia, in 1902 as a society with the name of First
Brezower Bruck Sick Benevolent Society, and then later in 1924 as a
synagogue. It has burial plots at Mt. Zion and Mt. Hebron.

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please visit the
Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm

We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who were the
field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were involved
in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including: Harold
Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch, Bernard
Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Bukowsko (near Sanok), Poland - Census Records #galicia

Debbie Raff
 

I just e-mailed all Bukowsko researchers, but those of you who are not
registered as researching this town or perhaps are researching a nearby city
may find this information of value.

A cyber-friend of mine, Debbie Greenlee, located some Jewish entries within
the Church Census (Spis)Records of the parish church of Bukowsko last
summer. She was able to extract some info., but this summer she returned w/
photos of all pages >from one of the volumes and they all came out clearly.

Although Debbie G. is searching her Polish roots, she has been absolutely
wonderful in trying to pass on information, when she finds it.

Tonight, I downloaded a chart she produced, which includes an explanation of
these records. You "may" find one of your relatives listed. The details on
the Jewish entries are sparse, but you might see a family you recognize.
There was no need for detail >from the priest's perspective, as he would not
be visiting Jewish households.

Debbie's explanation is quite detailed and she probably has answered most
questions. It took her 10 years to gain the priest's confidence, and this
material would have never been found without her tenaciousness.

Go to: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Bukowsko/Spis.htm

Debbie Raff
California


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bukowsko (near Sanok), Poland - Census Records #galicia

Debbie Raff
 

I just e-mailed all Bukowsko researchers, but those of you who are not
registered as researching this town or perhaps are researching a nearby city
may find this information of value.

A cyber-friend of mine, Debbie Greenlee, located some Jewish entries within
the Church Census (Spis)Records of the parish church of Bukowsko last
summer. She was able to extract some info., but this summer she returned w/
photos of all pages >from one of the volumes and they all came out clearly.

Although Debbie G. is searching her Polish roots, she has been absolutely
wonderful in trying to pass on information, when she finds it.

Tonight, I downloaded a chart she produced, which includes an explanation of
these records. You "may" find one of your relatives listed. The details on
the Jewish entries are sparse, but you might see a family you recognize.
There was no need for detail >from the priest's perspective, as he would not
be visiting Jewish households.

Debbie's explanation is quite detailed and she probably has answered most
questions. It took her 10 years to gain the priest's confidence, and this
material would have never been found without her tenaciousness.

Go to: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Bukowsko/Spis.htm

Debbie Raff
California


Re: Vienna Cemeteries #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Peter Bakos asks: So the next question is, which of these are indexed
in the computerized register? Only the Zentralfriedhof, or the
others?

Peter and newcomers - please go to:

http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/search.asp?lang=de German
http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/search.asp?lang=en English

Choose the cemetery/Friedhof in the drop-down menu - you will see
very many.

The Doblinger cemetery and Crematorium [Feuerhalle, Simmering], ZF
Gates 1 and others non-Jewish cemeteries in Vienna, Hietzing etc are
on a non-Jewish database [not as flexible for searching] but you may
well find family members there:

Please read this excellent section by Randy Schoenberg:
Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm

and go to the cemeteries section.

If you search for some names [eg HOLLANDER with umlaut a], you will
need to use umlauts were necessary. Find, copy and paste one into the
name - that is the easiest method I find. Umlauts can be found dotted
around on the German version! With no umlauts you find no entries;
with umlaut *a* you find about 100. There are many tricks on these
databases.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Vienna Cemeteries #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Peter Bakos asks: So the next question is, which of these are indexed
in the computerized register? Only the Zentralfriedhof, or the
others?

Peter and newcomers - please go to:

http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/search.asp?lang=de German
http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/search.asp?lang=en English

Choose the cemetery/Friedhof in the drop-down menu - you will see
very many.

The Doblinger cemetery and Crematorium [Feuerhalle, Simmering], ZF
Gates 1 and others non-Jewish cemeteries in Vienna, Hietzing etc are
on a non-Jewish database [not as flexible for searching] but you may
well find family members there:

Please read this excellent section by Randy Schoenberg:
Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm

and go to the cemeteries section.

If you search for some names [eg HOLLANDER with umlaut a], you will
need to use umlauts were necessary. Find, copy and paste one into the
name - that is the easiest method I find. Umlauts can be found dotted
around on the German version! With no umlauts you find no entries;
with umlaut *a* you find about 100. There are many tricks on these
databases.

Celia Male [U.K.]


STERLING Surname Lodz Poland #lodz #poland

SMACKINNON@...
 

I was researching my family: Opa (Paul) STERLING. My mother (his
daughter) was born in Lodz, Poland and during the war (WW2) - since
they were German, fled to what then became American-occupied Germany.
According to my mother, they had to "prove" to the Nazis they were
German (she was an infant at the time and does not know what
this 'proof' consisted of). When they arrived in the United States,
she said that the Jewish people they met believed they were Jewish,
however, she insisted she was German. Her passport is stamped with the
Nazi swastika.

Family lore says that Paul STERLING was born a German-Czech (I
understand about changing of borders - etc). My Opa then moved(?) to
Lodz, Poland.

I guess I wonder - STERLING is a very unusual sounding "German"
surname. I wonder about the origin of the name (we are not Scottish!)-
could we possibly be of Jewish heritage (but converted to Christianity
for safety?, economics?)....

Any information - direction you could point me in would be greatly
appreciated.

Sharon MacKinnon


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland STERLING Surname Lodz Poland #lodz #poland

SMACKINNON@...
 

I was researching my family: Opa (Paul) STERLING. My mother (his
daughter) was born in Lodz, Poland and during the war (WW2) - since
they were German, fled to what then became American-occupied Germany.
According to my mother, they had to "prove" to the Nazis they were
German (she was an infant at the time and does not know what
this 'proof' consisted of). When they arrived in the United States,
she said that the Jewish people they met believed they were Jewish,
however, she insisted she was German. Her passport is stamped with the
Nazi swastika.

Family lore says that Paul STERLING was born a German-Czech (I
understand about changing of borders - etc). My Opa then moved(?) to
Lodz, Poland.

I guess I wonder - STERLING is a very unusual sounding "German"
surname. I wonder about the origin of the name (we are not Scottish!)-
could we possibly be of Jewish heritage (but converted to Christianity
for safety?, economics?)....

Any information - direction you could point me in would be greatly
appreciated.

Sharon MacKinnon


NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with names of some rabbis #rabbinic

Judith27
 

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing
about a NYC Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's
cataloguing of NYC Synagogues.

In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship
in the United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000
synagogue listings for New York City reside on five rolls of
microfilm at the New York City Municipal Archives as Microfilm
#'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting
a great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all
five NYC boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excell spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English
Translation, Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough,
and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records
Form containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various
details that might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the
educational training of the rabbis or their affilaition, the
consolidation and/or dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the
physical appearance of buildings, the cemeteries where synagogues
had burial plots, and histories of the synagogues, including former
addresses.

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm

We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s
who were involved in this WPA project surveying New York City
synagogues including: Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson,
William Gubin, Milton Hirsch, Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis
Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris Radzyner, William Rubin,
Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry Sohn, Yakov Tarle,
and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we would not have
the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in this
database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with names of some rabbis #rabbinic

Judith27
 

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing
about a NYC Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's
cataloguing of NYC Synagogues.

In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship
in the United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000
synagogue listings for New York City reside on five rolls of
microfilm at the New York City Municipal Archives as Microfilm
#'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting
a great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all
five NYC boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excell spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English
Translation, Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough,
and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records
Form containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various
details that might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the
educational training of the rabbis or their affilaition, the
consolidation and/or dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the
physical appearance of buildings, the cemeteries where synagogues
had burial plots, and histories of the synagogues, including former
addresses.

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm

We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s
who were involved in this WPA project surveying New York City
synagogues including: Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson,
William Gubin, Milton Hirsch, Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis
Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris Radzyner, William Rubin,
Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry Sohn, Yakov Tarle,
and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we would not have
the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in this
database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


"Tracing the Tribe" Blog #ukraine

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is now writing a Jewish genealogy blog called
"Tracing the Tribe."

Its start date was selected to lead up to and cover the 26th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

Schelly will interview speakers and conference attendees, and report on
events, innovations and resources.

Find it at http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com.

Schelly was requested to begin this new venture by JTA (Jewish Telegraphic
Agency), www.jta.org, and it is the first blog to be associated with the
news agency.

For more information on the Conference, visit www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
<glory1@RCN.COM>


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "Tracing the Tribe" Blog #ukraine

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is now writing a Jewish genealogy blog called
"Tracing the Tribe."

Its start date was selected to lead up to and cover the 26th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

Schelly will interview speakers and conference attendees, and report on
events, innovations and resources.

Find it at http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com.

Schelly was requested to begin this new venture by JTA (Jewish Telegraphic
Agency), www.jta.org, and it is the first blog to be associated with the
news agency.

For more information on the Conference, visit www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
<glory1@RCN.COM>


Former street name in Riga #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I contacted the Archives for you and this was the reply.
Arlene Beare
UK

The street name in Riga is Kr. Valdemara.
Nobody of the SALKIND family lived in that street before the War.

In Liepaja. Nikolai Street is now Republikas Street

Original message---------------

Subject: former street name in riga and liepaja (libau0
From: "Prof Salkind" <malvin.salkind@btopenworld.com>
Does anyone know of a street in Riga or Liepaja named Nicolai Strasse.
It is where my grandfather Moshe SALKIND lived before he and my family
were shot in Riga.

Many thanks,

Mal Salkind
malvin.salkind@btopenworld.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Former street name in Riga #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I contacted the Archives for you and this was the reply.
Arlene Beare
UK

The street name in Riga is Kr. Valdemara.
Nobody of the SALKIND family lived in that street before the War.

In Liepaja. Nikolai Street is now Republikas Street

Original message---------------

Subject: former street name in riga and liepaja (libau0
From: "Prof Salkind" <malvin.salkind@btopenworld.com>
Does anyone know of a street in Riga or Liepaja named Nicolai Strasse.
It is where my grandfather Moshe SALKIND lived before he and my family
were shot in Riga.

Many thanks,

Mal Salkind
malvin.salkind@btopenworld.com


Danzigers buried in Mauritius #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

As has been discussed on this mailing list, many Danzigers trying to reach
Palestine were detained in Mauritius during 1940-1945. 127 of the
detainees, including Danzigers, never left the island and are buried in the
St. Martin Jewish Cemetery in Bambous. Henry Wellisch has transcribed data
about them >from the book "The Mauritian Shekel: The Story of the Jewish
Detainees in Mauritius, 1940-1945," by Genevieve Pitot (Port Louis,
Mauritius: Editions Vizavi, 1998), and this is now available online as part
of the JewishGen Online World Burial Registry (JOWBR) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/. If you include "Town Is
Exactly Mauritius" in your JOWBR search, you will be searching this
information.

The surnames of the deceased identified as coming >from Danzig are:

FELD
FLATOW
FRIED
FRIEDMANN
HEYMANN
KOHN
KURNIK
LINDENBAUM
MICHELSON
REPINSKY
WARTSKI
WILDORF

It is possible that some identified only with "Germany" had Danzig
connections.

Please note that, in JOWBR, the field labelled "Place of Birth" should,
instead, be understood to be "Country of Origin."

For most of the deceased, the age at death, date of burial, and plot
location are also recorded.

Thanks very much to Henry for doing the data entry, to Owen Griffiths of
Mauritius for granting permission for us to place it online, and to Joyce
Field and Nolan Altman of JOWBR for incorporating the data into the
every-expanding database of Jewish burials (to which I expect the Danzig SIG
will contribute greatly, as we have access to information about thousands of
burials in Danzig, through our FHL and CAHJP projects, which you can read
about in the Projects section of our website).

Let us not forget the many wartime stories of flight and survival. If you
are related to one of the detainees >from Danzig, please contact me if you
would like to share his/her/your story on our website.

Best regards,

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzigers buried in Mauritius #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

As has been discussed on this mailing list, many Danzigers trying to reach
Palestine were detained in Mauritius during 1940-1945. 127 of the
detainees, including Danzigers, never left the island and are buried in the
St. Martin Jewish Cemetery in Bambous. Henry Wellisch has transcribed data
about them >from the book "The Mauritian Shekel: The Story of the Jewish
Detainees in Mauritius, 1940-1945," by Genevieve Pitot (Port Louis,
Mauritius: Editions Vizavi, 1998), and this is now available online as part
of the JewishGen Online World Burial Registry (JOWBR) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/. If you include "Town Is
Exactly Mauritius" in your JOWBR search, you will be searching this
information.

The surnames of the deceased identified as coming >from Danzig are:

FELD
FLATOW
FRIED
FRIEDMANN
HEYMANN
KOHN
KURNIK
LINDENBAUM
MICHELSON
REPINSKY
WARTSKI
WILDORF

It is possible that some identified only with "Germany" had Danzig
connections.

Please note that, in JOWBR, the field labelled "Place of Birth" should,
instead, be understood to be "Country of Origin."

For most of the deceased, the age at death, date of burial, and plot
location are also recorded.

Thanks very much to Henry for doing the data entry, to Owen Griffiths of
Mauritius for granting permission for us to place it online, and to Joyce
Field and Nolan Altman of JOWBR for incorporating the data into the
every-expanding database of Jewish burials (to which I expect the Danzig SIG
will contribute greatly, as we have access to information about thousands of
burials in Danzig, through our FHL and CAHJP projects, which you can read
about in the Projects section of our website).

Let us not forget the many wartime stories of flight and survival. If you
are related to one of the detainees >from Danzig, please contact me if you
would like to share his/her/your story on our website.

Best regards,

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