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VM8256 - Need help with translation from Russian #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Hi all,

I would be grateful to anyone who can help with translations of the
following document posted to Viewmate:

VM8256: Marriage of FELDMAN-SZTEJN, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland, 1876.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8256

Thanks in advance,

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland

SLIZAK, SANDAL, FELDMAN, WOLFSON, ZYLBERKRANTZ, DOMB - Miedzyrzec/Lukow
(Pol)
SPOSOB/SPOSEEP - Kurytnycja, Lyuboml (Ukr), Chelm, Dubenka (Pol), USA;
FARBER - Kiyev (Ukr), Argentina; GURFINKEL - Hrubieszow (Pol)
KLEINER/KLEIN - Hrubieszow, Chrzanow, Sieniawa (Pol), UK;
PLOJT, PLOIT - Vladimir Volynskiy, Ozdziutycze, Kovel (Ukr), Argentina


Kopenhagen cemetery visit and DELVALLE #general

Van Wijngaarden <hvw79@...>
 

Friends,

Is there anyone in this group going to or planning to visit the Mosaisk
Vestre Kirkegard cemetery in the future.

On this cemetery was buried : Deborah Viola DELVALLE who died 1927, 2.
December at "Oringe sindssygehospital" (~Oringe Mental hospital) in
Vordingborg and buried 6. December 1927.
(Source: Margolinsky, J.: Jodiske Dodsfald i Danmark)

Viola came >from St. Thomas - then Danish West Indies- and was sent by her
parents for treatment to Denmark. She died far away >from her family and home and
probably never saw anybody of her relatives again. I would be happy to find out
if there was a tombstone placed on her grave and one of you is willing to take
a picture.

Thanks

Rene van Wijngaarden


Help in Syracuse-FRIEDLANDER #general

Janet Brown
 

Is there anyone in the Syracuse area that can go to the Adath Yeshurun
Cemetery and photograph a grave for me. It would be much appreciated.

Please respond privately.

Janet Brown

Jacksonville, Fla


The town of Bragin/Brahin #general

Lisa
 

Saul Goldstone asked in his July 27th posting about his ancestral town of
Bragin.

Bragin, or Brahin, is located in Belarus with coordinates of 51-47-30-16. It
is, according to the ShtetlSeeker, 184.5 miles SE of Minsk.

I also have an interest in this town; according to Beider's book, my maiden
name, Brahin(sky) is topographical in nature meaning ">from the townlet of
Bragin." While my family probably lived in Chernigov during the time period
when surnames were adopted, they were most likely referred to as the people
who used to live in Bragin. It appears that the Russian spelling is Bragin
while the Polish and probably Yiddish pronunciation of the surname and the
town is Brahin.

Although my own family always pronounced the name as Brahin(sky), a 1903
Russian passport of my ancestor recorded the spelling as Braginsky.

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
NJ, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM8256 - Need help with translation from Russian #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Hi all,

I would be grateful to anyone who can help with translations of the
following document posted to Viewmate:

VM8256: Marriage of FELDMAN-SZTEJN, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland, 1876.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8256

Thanks in advance,

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland

SLIZAK, SANDAL, FELDMAN, WOLFSON, ZYLBERKRANTZ, DOMB - Miedzyrzec/Lukow
(Pol)
SPOSOB/SPOSEEP - Kurytnycja, Lyuboml (Ukr), Chelm, Dubenka (Pol), USA;
FARBER - Kiyev (Ukr), Argentina; GURFINKEL - Hrubieszow (Pol)
KLEINER/KLEIN - Hrubieszow, Chrzanow, Sieniawa (Pol), UK;
PLOJT, PLOIT - Vladimir Volynskiy, Ozdziutycze, Kovel (Ukr), Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kopenhagen cemetery visit and DELVALLE #general

Van Wijngaarden <hvw79@...>
 

Friends,

Is there anyone in this group going to or planning to visit the Mosaisk
Vestre Kirkegard cemetery in the future.

On this cemetery was buried : Deborah Viola DELVALLE who died 1927, 2.
December at "Oringe sindssygehospital" (~Oringe Mental hospital) in
Vordingborg and buried 6. December 1927.
(Source: Margolinsky, J.: Jodiske Dodsfald i Danmark)

Viola came >from St. Thomas - then Danish West Indies- and was sent by her
parents for treatment to Denmark. She died far away >from her family and home and
probably never saw anybody of her relatives again. I would be happy to find out
if there was a tombstone placed on her grave and one of you is willing to take
a picture.

Thanks

Rene van Wijngaarden


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in Syracuse-FRIEDLANDER #general

Janet Brown
 

Is there anyone in the Syracuse area that can go to the Adath Yeshurun
Cemetery and photograph a grave for me. It would be much appreciated.

Please respond privately.

Janet Brown

Jacksonville, Fla


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The town of Bragin/Brahin #general

Lisa
 

Saul Goldstone asked in his July 27th posting about his ancestral town of
Bragin.

Bragin, or Brahin, is located in Belarus with coordinates of 51-47-30-16. It
is, according to the ShtetlSeeker, 184.5 miles SE of Minsk.

I also have an interest in this town; according to Beider's book, my maiden
name, Brahin(sky) is topographical in nature meaning ">from the townlet of
Bragin." While my family probably lived in Chernigov during the time period
when surnames were adopted, they were most likely referred to as the people
who used to live in Bragin. It appears that the Russian spelling is Bragin
while the Polish and probably Yiddish pronunciation of the surname and the
town is Brahin.

Although my own family always pronounced the name as Brahin(sky), a 1903
Russian passport of my ancestor recorded the spelling as Braginsky.

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
NJ, USA


JGS of Cleveland -- August 2 meeting #general

C & V <proprius@...>
 

The August meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
will be held on Wednesday August 2 , 2006, at the Miller Auditorium on
the second floor of Menorah Park, at 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 7:30
p.m.
Luther Olson will speak about and tell how to use Google Earth.
Guests are welcome.
Check our website for new information on Jewish genealogy in
Cleveland.

Cynthia Spikell

http://www.clevelandjgs.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Cleveland -- August 2 meeting #general

C & V <proprius@...>
 

The August meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
will be held on Wednesday August 2 , 2006, at the Miller Auditorium on
the second floor of Menorah Park, at 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 7:30
p.m.
Luther Olson will speak about and tell how to use Google Earth.
Guests are welcome.
Check our website for new information on Jewish genealogy in
Cleveland.

Cynthia Spikell

http://www.clevelandjgs.org/


Hungarian Films at the IAJGS Conference #hungary

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

We will be screening several Hungarian-themed films at the IAJGS conference
in New York City, starting on August 13th. Here are their synopses and
screening times:

CARPARTI: 50 MILES, 50 YEARS

Tuesday, August 15 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Zev Godinger is a 'proste yid,' or simple Jew, acting as the caretaker of
the Jewish community of Beregovo in the Carpathian mountains in Ukraine, who
has a special, and rather harmonious, friendship with his Gypsy neighbors.
We see them in exhilarating musical "jam" sessions that demonstrate the
subtle interrelationships and influences between Gypsy and Jewish music. In
1931, when Godinger was just a boy, the Carpathian area was part of
Czechoslovakia and the Jews - mostly poor farmers - numbered a quarter
million. Today fewer than 1,500 reside there, and soon their community will
likely die out. In a fascinating instance of cultural crossover, the
Carpathian Gypsies have preserved traces of Jewish tradition in their own
music and when Godinger triumphantly carries the Torah to his boyhood
synagogue in Vinogradov, which has been re-opened after fifty years, he's
accompanied by Gypsy friends who play a Yiddish tune. Treating us to a
beautiful, bittersweet musical legacy, director Yale Strom uncovers the last
stronghold of Jewish life in a region once vibrant with a melting pot of
thriving cultures. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, directed by Yale Strom

DIVAN

*Tuesday, August 15 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
*Wednesday, August 16 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

"Divan" is a both a humorous and touching documentary that breaks the mold
of Hasidic storytelling and takes an unorthodox approach to a religious
icon, an ancestral divan in Hungary that illuminates both the conflict and
necessity of repairing the fractured trajectory of personal history and
identity. To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept,
Pearl Gluck travels >from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in
northeastern Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets
involved – the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair
of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan
is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and
cultural re-upholstery. Directed by Pearl Gluck

PARADISE LOST: JOURNEY TO VAJA

* Tuesday, August 15 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Elaine Kalman Naves was haunted by the photographs of relatives that stood
in every nook and cranny of her childhood home. So haunted, in fact, that in
adulthood she returned to Vaja, the northeastern Hungarian town of her
ancestors, and wrote the acclaimed book "Paradise Lost: A journey to Vaja".
The plight of the Hungarian Jews during World War 11 is, as Winston
Churchill put it, one of history's great tragedies. This masterful film
follows Elaine back to Vaja, where her proud, Hungarian Jewish family comes
alive on the screen. Executive Producer, Gerald Sperling

THE LAST DAYS

Sunday, August 13 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 15 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In the last year of World War II, German defeat was inevitable. Yet rather
than reinforcing his troops and focusing his efforts on battle, Hitler chose
to renew his campaign to eliminate the Jews of Europe. Hungary, which had
remained mostly untouched during the war, found her Jews being rounded up
and shipped off to concentration camps where they were systematically and
brutally killed during these last days. Five survivors, all now living in
the United States, movingly tell how they made it and recount the tragedies
they witnessed: Tom Lantos, a Congressman >from California, whose 17
grandchildren are a gift >from his two daughters to try to make up for the
families Lantos and his wife lost; Alice Lok Cahana, an artist who uses her
painting to testify to what she saw and to grieve for the meaningless death
of her sister Edith; Bill Basch, who while working for the resistance
escaped >from Hungarian police by joining a group of Jews that were,
unknowingly, being led to Buchenwald; Renee Firestone, an educator at Simon
Wiesenthal Center's Educational Outreach Program, whose touching connection
to the past is discovered in the simple gift of a bathing suit given to her
by her father; and Irene Zisblatt, a grandmother who smuggled out, at
tremendous risk, a few precious diamonds in order to buy bread when there
was no more food to be had. Other interviewees include American liberators,
a superkommando, and a Nazi doctor who performed experiments on camp
inmates. While the stories are tragic and watching this documentary is a
tearful experience, the final message is one of hope, as the five people
return to Hungary and the camps with their families to confront their pasts
and say their prayers. Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature,
directed by James Moll and produced through the Survivors of the Shoah
Visual History Foundation, whose goal is to document the memories of those
who lived through the Holocaust.

Note: the asterisk * denotes a screening where the filmmaker will attend to
introduce the film.

Pearl Gluck and Elaine Kalman Naves will be panelists at the evening
program: "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical Documentary," on Wednesday,
August 16th at 7:30PM and Ms. Naves will also be the speaker at the
Hungarian SIG luncheon on Tuesday, August 15th at 12:15PM. (Luncheon
tickets must be purchased by August 4th deadline!)

All screenings will take place in the Ziegfield Room on the 4th floor and
order forms for most of these will be available there.

Pamela Weisberger
Film Co-Coordinator, IAJGS Conference
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Films at the IAJGS Conference #hungary

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

We will be screening several Hungarian-themed films at the IAJGS conference
in New York City, starting on August 13th. Here are their synopses and
screening times:

CARPARTI: 50 MILES, 50 YEARS

Tuesday, August 15 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Zev Godinger is a 'proste yid,' or simple Jew, acting as the caretaker of
the Jewish community of Beregovo in the Carpathian mountains in Ukraine, who
has a special, and rather harmonious, friendship with his Gypsy neighbors.
We see them in exhilarating musical "jam" sessions that demonstrate the
subtle interrelationships and influences between Gypsy and Jewish music. In
1931, when Godinger was just a boy, the Carpathian area was part of
Czechoslovakia and the Jews - mostly poor farmers - numbered a quarter
million. Today fewer than 1,500 reside there, and soon their community will
likely die out. In a fascinating instance of cultural crossover, the
Carpathian Gypsies have preserved traces of Jewish tradition in their own
music and when Godinger triumphantly carries the Torah to his boyhood
synagogue in Vinogradov, which has been re-opened after fifty years, he's
accompanied by Gypsy friends who play a Yiddish tune. Treating us to a
beautiful, bittersweet musical legacy, director Yale Strom uncovers the last
stronghold of Jewish life in a region once vibrant with a melting pot of
thriving cultures. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, directed by Yale Strom

DIVAN

*Tuesday, August 15 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
*Wednesday, August 16 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

"Divan" is a both a humorous and touching documentary that breaks the mold
of Hasidic storytelling and takes an unorthodox approach to a religious
icon, an ancestral divan in Hungary that illuminates both the conflict and
necessity of repairing the fractured trajectory of personal history and
identity. To reclaim an ancestral couch upon which esteemed rabbis slept,
Pearl Gluck travels >from her Hasidic community in Brooklyn to her roots in
northeastern Hungary. Along the way, a colorful cast of characters gets
involved – the couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin in Budapest, a pair
of matchmakers, and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Divan
is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and
cultural re-upholstery. Directed by Pearl Gluck

PARADISE LOST: JOURNEY TO VAJA

* Tuesday, August 15 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Elaine Kalman Naves was haunted by the photographs of relatives that stood
in every nook and cranny of her childhood home. So haunted, in fact, that in
adulthood she returned to Vaja, the northeastern Hungarian town of her
ancestors, and wrote the acclaimed book "Paradise Lost: A journey to Vaja".
The plight of the Hungarian Jews during World War 11 is, as Winston
Churchill put it, one of history's great tragedies. This masterful film
follows Elaine back to Vaja, where her proud, Hungarian Jewish family comes
alive on the screen. Executive Producer, Gerald Sperling

THE LAST DAYS

Sunday, August 13 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 15 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In the last year of World War II, German defeat was inevitable. Yet rather
than reinforcing his troops and focusing his efforts on battle, Hitler chose
to renew his campaign to eliminate the Jews of Europe. Hungary, which had
remained mostly untouched during the war, found her Jews being rounded up
and shipped off to concentration camps where they were systematically and
brutally killed during these last days. Five survivors, all now living in
the United States, movingly tell how they made it and recount the tragedies
they witnessed: Tom Lantos, a Congressman >from California, whose 17
grandchildren are a gift >from his two daughters to try to make up for the
families Lantos and his wife lost; Alice Lok Cahana, an artist who uses her
painting to testify to what she saw and to grieve for the meaningless death
of her sister Edith; Bill Basch, who while working for the resistance
escaped >from Hungarian police by joining a group of Jews that were,
unknowingly, being led to Buchenwald; Renee Firestone, an educator at Simon
Wiesenthal Center's Educational Outreach Program, whose touching connection
to the past is discovered in the simple gift of a bathing suit given to her
by her father; and Irene Zisblatt, a grandmother who smuggled out, at
tremendous risk, a few precious diamonds in order to buy bread when there
was no more food to be had. Other interviewees include American liberators,
a superkommando, and a Nazi doctor who performed experiments on camp
inmates. While the stories are tragic and watching this documentary is a
tearful experience, the final message is one of hope, as the five people
return to Hungary and the camps with their families to confront their pasts
and say their prayers. Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature,
directed by James Moll and produced through the Survivors of the Shoah
Visual History Foundation, whose goal is to document the memories of those
who lived through the Holocaust.

Note: the asterisk * denotes a screening where the filmmaker will attend to
introduce the film.

Pearl Gluck and Elaine Kalman Naves will be panelists at the evening
program: "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical Documentary," on Wednesday,
August 16th at 7:30PM and Ms. Naves will also be the speaker at the
Hungarian SIG luncheon on Tuesday, August 15th at 12:15PM. (Luncheon
tickets must be purchased by August 4th deadline!)

All screenings will take place in the Ziegfield Room on the 4th floor and
order forms for most of these will be available there.

Pamela Weisberger
Film Co-Coordinator, IAJGS Conference
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Re: Cemeteries in Hungary #hungary

tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

That's an amazing site, and thanks for pointing it out! (really.)

However, being a curmudgeon, I would also like to add some warnings (and tips):

be prepared to battle one of the worst web site designs I've ever seen. First, be ready to turn off your speakers, because the full voice, cantorial rendition of kol nidre never stops.

and after the assault on your ears, be prepared for severe eyestrain, since the type used to display the data has almost no contrast (medium gray on a deep red and black background), which no combination of colour/resolution settings could make it more than barely readable on my high-quality monitor. tip: selecting the contents of the page will highlight it in a different colour, and often make it easier to read. (using an alternate web browser, i managed to override text and link colour - setting both to bright blue at least makes it readable, albeit not pretty.)

just for an additional challenge, the site's "belepes (teljes kepernyo)" option >from the main page gives you the chance to disable your window scroll bars, making navigation "interesting" - tip: it's better to select "belepes (ablak)".

and last but not least, be warned that selection by name and date simultaneously results in server error messages.

it's just very frustrating to see such a rich resource buried behind such a misdesigned interface.



....... tom klein, toronto

Stephen Schmideg <stephen@sicore.com.au> wrote:

I don't believe the following website has been brought to the group's
attention:

http://www.oroklet.hu/

Not all cemeteries are available, but it contains a very thorough
listing of Jewish burials in Hungary.
You can search by name and cemetery.
It gives such information as birth and death dates, maiden and married
names and plot numbers.
The site is in Hungarian, but it is easy to work out for those who don't
speak the language, or use the dictionary at
http://szotar.sztaki.hu/index.hu.jhtml


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Cemeteries in Hungary #hungary

tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

That's an amazing site, and thanks for pointing it out! (really.)

However, being a curmudgeon, I would also like to add some warnings (and tips):

be prepared to battle one of the worst web site designs I've ever seen. First, be ready to turn off your speakers, because the full voice, cantorial rendition of kol nidre never stops.

and after the assault on your ears, be prepared for severe eyestrain, since the type used to display the data has almost no contrast (medium gray on a deep red and black background), which no combination of colour/resolution settings could make it more than barely readable on my high-quality monitor. tip: selecting the contents of the page will highlight it in a different colour, and often make it easier to read. (using an alternate web browser, i managed to override text and link colour - setting both to bright blue at least makes it readable, albeit not pretty.)

just for an additional challenge, the site's "belepes (teljes kepernyo)" option >from the main page gives you the chance to disable your window scroll bars, making navigation "interesting" - tip: it's better to select "belepes (ablak)".

and last but not least, be warned that selection by name and date simultaneously results in server error messages.

it's just very frustrating to see such a rich resource buried behind such a misdesigned interface.



....... tom klein, toronto

Stephen Schmideg <stephen@sicore.com.au> wrote:

I don't believe the following website has been brought to the group's
attention:

http://www.oroklet.hu/

Not all cemeteries are available, but it contains a very thorough
listing of Jewish burials in Hungary.
You can search by name and cemetery.
It gives such information as birth and death dates, maiden and married
names and plot numbers.
The site is in Hungarian, but it is easy to work out for those who don't
speak the language, or use the dictionary at
http://szotar.sztaki.hu/index.hu.jhtml


Summer and cucumber salad #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@...>
 

It's summer and hot out, everywhere, it seems.

We fellow Sigger's need to cool off a bit and take a break >from our
research.

As I was preparing my mother's cucumber salad, I was wondering if any of
my fellow Siggers grew up with a pickled cucumber salad.

My mother made it all the time, so it must have been a Hungarian
specialty, or a Trans-Carpathian Hungarian one, as she grew up in
Nagykapos / Vel'ké Kapusany.

It was always served as a side dish, as it was quite refreshing.

Amos Zezmer
Yerres, France

Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER, SCHLANGER

Moderator: To avoid a deluge of recipes for uborka salata, please respond off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Summer and cucumber salad #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer <amos.zezmer@...>
 

It's summer and hot out, everywhere, it seems.

We fellow Sigger's need to cool off a bit and take a break >from our
research.

As I was preparing my mother's cucumber salad, I was wondering if any of
my fellow Siggers grew up with a pickled cucumber salad.

My mother made it all the time, so it must have been a Hungarian
specialty, or a Trans-Carpathian Hungarian one, as she grew up in
Nagykapos / Vel'ké Kapusany.

It was always served as a side dish, as it was quite refreshing.

Amos Zezmer
Yerres, France

Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER, SCHLANGER

Moderator: To avoid a deluge of recipes for uborka salata, please respond off-list.


Photo Request for Budapest Cemetery #hungary

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Thanks to Stephen Schmideg for posting the URL for the cemeteries in Hungary
(http://www.oroklet.hu/). I have found several family members in both Kozma
utca and Salgotarjani ut cemeteries in Budapest. I was wondering if someone
would be kind enough, as time permits, to photograph several headstones in
one or both cemeteries. If you can, please contact me off-list.

Thank you.

Jerry Zeisler
Leesburg, Virginia USA
jzeisler@email.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Photo Request for Budapest Cemetery #hungary

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Thanks to Stephen Schmideg for posting the URL for the cemeteries in Hungary
(http://www.oroklet.hu/). I have found several family members in both Kozma
utca and Salgotarjani ut cemeteries in Budapest. I was wondering if someone
would be kind enough, as time permits, to photograph several headstones in
one or both cemeteries. If you can, please contact me off-list.

Thank you.

Jerry Zeisler
Leesburg, Virginia USA
jzeisler@email.com


Fw: Cemeteries in Hungary #hungary

Stephen R. Low <steve.low@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen R. Low
To: H-SIG
Sent: 07/27/2006 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [h-sig] Cemeteries in Hungary


What a great site! Worth a visit just to hear Kol Nidre--although the
pronunciation differs considerably >from that which is famliar to me.

The greatest tragedy for so many of us is that the site does not appear to
include towns that were ceded to Romania post WW I.


Regards,
Steve Low
Lincoln MA

Researching:

LOW >from Satu Mare/Seini, Romania (i.e., Szatmar/Szinervaraljá, Hungary) to
New York

SCHWARTZ >from Halmeu, Romania (I.e., Halmi, Hungary) to New York

WITTNER >from Iasi, Romania to New York; Manchester, England; Australia

LANDO/LANDA/LANDAU >from Kiliya, Ukraine and Kishinev, Moldova to New York
and
Palestine



----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Schmideg
To: H-SIG
Sent: 07/26/2006 8:06 PM
Subject: [h-sig] Cemeteries in Hungary


I don't believe the following website has been brought to the group's
attention:

http://www.oroklet.hu/

Not all cemeteries are available, but it contains a very thorough
listing of Jewish burials in Hungary.
You can search by name and cemetery.
It gives such information as birth and death dates, maiden and married
names and plot numbers.
The site is in Hungarian, but it is easy to work out for those who don't
speak the language, or use the dictionary at
http://szotar.sztaki.hu/index.hu.jhtml

Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia


Films at the IAJGS Conference #hungary

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

This year's IAJGS conference in New York City is hosting what could easily
be called "a mini Jewish film festival," with an unprecedented number of
films and videos -- 24 in all-- the largest number ever screened at one
genealogical conference!

These films will begin on Sunday, August 13th at 12N and continue through
Thursday, August 17th. Weekday films will start at 8AM, and many evening
screenings are planned. The schedule is available on the conference website.
The screenings, held in the fourth floor Ziegfield Room will also be open to
conference attendees' families, companions and spouses.

Included are two Academy Award-winning best documentary features: "The Last
Days," produced by Steven Spielberg and the Shoah Foundation and "Into the
Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kinderstransport," and one Emmy Award
winner, "The Attic: The Hiding of Ann Frank," with Mary Steenburgen and
Paul Scofield.

Other films will cover the Jewish experience in Austria ("Watermarks" and
"In Vienna They Put You in Jail"), Lithuania ("My Grandfather's House,"
"Kupishok: Unto Each Name a Person"), Poland ("Hiding and Seeking: Faith and
Tolerance After the Holocaust," "Image Before My Eyes," "Luboml: My Heart
Remembers," "Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz"), Latvia ("My Jewish
Grandfather"), Hungary ("The Last Days," "Divan," "Paradise Lost: Journey
to Vaja"), Slovakia ("Dancing With My Father"), Transcarpathia ("Carpati: 50
Miles, 50 Years), Galicia ("The Last Klezmer," "I Remember Jewish
Drohobycz"), France ("Poumy"), Russia/Siberia (L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin"),
Israel and several middle eastern countries (The Forgotten Refugees.)

There will be films dealing with the Holocaust and concentration camp
experiences ("Voices of the Children" on Terezin, "The Final Days" on
Auschwitz), Jews in the resistance movement ("Poumy"), and man on
life-affirming topics, such as making peace with the past by returning to
one's ancestral shtetl ("Divan," "Journey to Vaja," "Luboml," "Hiding and
Seeking,") and dedicating memorials to vanished Eastern European communities
("Kupishok.")

United States subjects will also be tackled -- the experience of growing up
in New York City's Hebrew Orphan Asylum ("Bernie") and life in the Jewish
communities in Boro Park, Brooklyn ("Hiding and Seeking"), Cleveland, Ohio
("Dancing With My Father"), Portland, Oregon ("In Vienna They Put You in
Jail"), and the history of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
("Genealogy Anyone? Twenty-Five Years in the Life of the JGSLA.") Many of
these films will be shown twice, and several will be introduced by the
filmmakers themselves.

Special evening program: "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical Documentary"
- Wed. Aug. 16th

Eight filmmakers: Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman ("My Grandfather's House,"
"Luboml"), Pearl Gluck ("Divan"), Menachem Daum ("Hiding and Seeking"),
Yaron Zilberman ("Watermarks") and Elaine Kalman Naves ("Paradise Lost:
Journey to Vaja"), Jay Heyman ("Bernie"), and Marcia Rock ("Dancing With My
Father") will be on the program "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical
Documentary" on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30PM to discuss their films and
the filmmaking process, including how to unearth memories and discover “the
truth” about your family's history, turning it into a work of art. They’ll
illustrate — in clips >from their films -- the creative process and elaborate
on the nuts and bolts of filmmaking.

For those of you unable to attend the conference, but interested in learning
more about these films, detailed information is available on the conference
website:

http://www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

Just scroll down to a film title and click on the title. These should be of
great interest to Jewish Genealogical Societies, as they make excellent
programs. Most of these will be for sale at the conference. I will profile,
in greater depth, several films each day on the conference online list at :

ny2006@lyris.jewishgen.org

If you need more specific information, please feel free to contact me
privately. Remember that the entire schedule is available online.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS 2006 Film Co-Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com