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HOFSTADTER - Lisko (Galicia) #general

Elena Aschkenasi <eraschkenasi@...>
 

Dear Genealogy Seekers,

I am searching for information about my mother's
family >from Lisko, Poland. I can't find Lisko in
Poland. My mother's name was Elka HOFSTADTER; she was
born in Lisko on March 20, 1907. Her father was Natan,
her mother (to the best of my knowledge) Rosa
Buchenbaum. Her siblings'names were Alter, Elias,
Berta, Regina and Sara. Alter, his wife and children,
were killed in Lisko during a progrom. The other
siblings all went to Uruguay at various times.
Where can I search for information about my mother's
family and ancestry?
How can I obtain her birth certificate? School
diploma? My mother mentioned Przemysl in relation to
schooling. I know that she finished secondary school
in Poland before leaving to join her brother in
Uruguay in the late 1920's.
I remember my mother telling that her family lived on
a piece of land that belonged to a count. What were
the economic and social implications of such an
arrangement?

Where is best to start the search, and what is the
most useful search sequence?

Please respond privately to eraschkenasi@yahoo.com.
Thank you!

Elena Aschkenasi
St. Louis, MO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOFSTADTER - Lisko (Galicia) #general

Elena Aschkenasi <eraschkenasi@...>
 

Dear Genealogy Seekers,

I am searching for information about my mother's
family >from Lisko, Poland. I can't find Lisko in
Poland. My mother's name was Elka HOFSTADTER; she was
born in Lisko on March 20, 1907. Her father was Natan,
her mother (to the best of my knowledge) Rosa
Buchenbaum. Her siblings'names were Alter, Elias,
Berta, Regina and Sara. Alter, his wife and children,
were killed in Lisko during a progrom. The other
siblings all went to Uruguay at various times.
Where can I search for information about my mother's
family and ancestry?
How can I obtain her birth certificate? School
diploma? My mother mentioned Przemysl in relation to
schooling. I know that she finished secondary school
in Poland before leaving to join her brother in
Uruguay in the late 1920's.
I remember my mother telling that her family lived on
a piece of land that belonged to a count. What were
the economic and social implications of such an
arrangement?

Where is best to start the search, and what is the
most useful search sequence?

Please respond privately to eraschkenasi@yahoo.com.
Thank you!

Elena Aschkenasi
St. Louis, MO


looking for GOLDENZWEIG formerly from Montreal #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

All of the on-line resources are such an enormous help! Years ago, my
grandfather, Harry SILBERMAN said that he was interested in finding a
relative of his mother's (she was Perl BUCHBINDER SILBERMAN >from
Suceawa, Romania) who lived in Montreal. The name he gave me was
Goldenzweig, and the address he had for them in 1927 was at 400 Colonial
Ave. Montreal. I first posted a request in 1996 and the response was
that there was no such address. Recently, using the on-line Montreal
directories whose URL was posted on this listserve, I discovered that
the paper he had shown me was missing a digit - the family lived at
_4000_ Colonial Ave. in Montreal! I found records of Goldenzweigs
through 1939 and then they disappear >from Montreal, at least in the
directories I could figure out how to search - do any of you genners
have GOLDENZWEIG relatives who were in Montreal or know of this family?

Thanks
Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for GOLDENZWEIG formerly from Montreal #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

All of the on-line resources are such an enormous help! Years ago, my
grandfather, Harry SILBERMAN said that he was interested in finding a
relative of his mother's (she was Perl BUCHBINDER SILBERMAN >from
Suceawa, Romania) who lived in Montreal. The name he gave me was
Goldenzweig, and the address he had for them in 1927 was at 400 Colonial
Ave. Montreal. I first posted a request in 1996 and the response was
that there was no such address. Recently, using the on-line Montreal
directories whose URL was posted on this listserve, I discovered that
the paper he had shown me was missing a digit - the family lived at
_4000_ Colonial Ave. in Montreal! I found records of Goldenzweigs
through 1939 and then they disappear >from Montreal, at least in the
directories I could figure out how to search - do any of you genners
have GOLDENZWEIG relatives who were in Montreal or know of this family?

Thanks
Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


Re: Wealthy in Hildesheim, Germany? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Elodee Gates of Boulder, Colorado writes: Does anyone
know how common it was for a Jewish family to have a
maid in 19th century Germany? ....... I'd like to
know if having household help indicated wealth before
I pay a researcher to study Wills and Court Records in Hildesheim.

Like Harold Pollins and Judith Romney Wegner I have no direct knowledge
of Germany, but I can tell Elodee that in 1793 there
were many Jewish families listed in the census of Bohemia who had live-in
servants. This was quite a surprise when I first studied
the census. Many did not appear to be particularly wealthy.

One household I am just looking at, with three sons and two daughters,
had two male servants and two maids. My own gtgtgtgt grandfather,
Juda POPPER born ca 1750 - dealt in hardware/masonry and
lived in the centre of the town of Kolin - had two maids
and an instructor for his five sons and one daughter. They
were enumerated with the household. I cannot imagine
he was very rich - just comfortably off.

We also find cooks [invariably female] and male
servants listed. This must reflect the enormous
difference in income between the middle class Jews who
now had established themselves in commerce in the
eighteenth century and others who lived a
hand-to-mouth existence in small settlements on the land in Bohemia.

In the nineteenth century, throughout Europe, with
increasing urbanisation, I was probably only the very
rich who could afford to have a retinue of live-in
servants. One maid/cook must have been relatively common.

Coming to the twentieth century, I have just checked
the 1901 census of England and Wales and there are
about 1,210,000 servants, maids, cooks, butlers and
valets listed out of a population of abt. 30 million
[say 6 million households]. That is quite a high
number, indicating that many better-off households had
at least one servant. Another surprise is that over
6,000 of these were born in Germany!

If we can extrapolate to Germany, it would also suggest that a reasonably
well-off Jewish family was also very likely to have a maid.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wealthy in Hildesheim, Germany? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Elodee Gates of Boulder, Colorado writes: Does anyone
know how common it was for a Jewish family to have a
maid in 19th century Germany? ....... I'd like to
know if having household help indicated wealth before
I pay a researcher to study Wills and Court Records in Hildesheim.

Like Harold Pollins and Judith Romney Wegner I have no direct knowledge
of Germany, but I can tell Elodee that in 1793 there
were many Jewish families listed in the census of Bohemia who had live-in
servants. This was quite a surprise when I first studied
the census. Many did not appear to be particularly wealthy.

One household I am just looking at, with three sons and two daughters,
had two male servants and two maids. My own gtgtgtgt grandfather,
Juda POPPER born ca 1750 - dealt in hardware/masonry and
lived in the centre of the town of Kolin - had two maids
and an instructor for his five sons and one daughter. They
were enumerated with the household. I cannot imagine
he was very rich - just comfortably off.

We also find cooks [invariably female] and male
servants listed. This must reflect the enormous
difference in income between the middle class Jews who
now had established themselves in commerce in the
eighteenth century and others who lived a
hand-to-mouth existence in small settlements on the land in Bohemia.

In the nineteenth century, throughout Europe, with
increasing urbanisation, I was probably only the very
rich who could afford to have a retinue of live-in
servants. One maid/cook must have been relatively common.

Coming to the twentieth century, I have just checked
the 1901 census of England and Wales and there are
about 1,210,000 servants, maids, cooks, butlers and
valets listed out of a population of abt. 30 million
[say 6 million households]. That is quite a high
number, indicating that many better-off households had
at least one servant. Another surprise is that over
6,000 of these were born in Germany!

If we can extrapolate to Germany, it would also suggest that a reasonably
well-off Jewish family was also very likely to have a maid.

Celia Male [U.K.]


article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #general

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The Los Angeles Times has posted an article titled "Holocaust Archivists
Piece Together Bits of Lives" about the records of the ITS, their
digitization and the type of details they contain. The article can be read
for free and without registration at:

http://tinylink.com/?C4FsozfX6T

Andrew Blumberg
NY

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the same article that was mentioned here a couple of
days ago, but this is a direct link with no registration necessary.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #general

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The Los Angeles Times has posted an article titled "Holocaust Archivists
Piece Together Bits of Lives" about the records of the ITS, their
digitization and the type of details they contain. The article can be read
for free and without registration at:

http://tinylink.com/?C4FsozfX6T

Andrew Blumberg
NY

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the same article that was mentioned here a couple of
days ago, but this is a direct link with no registration necessary.


Seeking translation from Romanian into English of 1948 letter #general

Martin Fischer
 

Dear SIG subscribers,

I am requesting translation into English of a 1948 letter written in
Romanian.
It is VM8049 on ViewMate at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8049

Thanks very much for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
---
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking translation from Romanian into English of 1948 letter #general

Martin Fischer
 

Dear SIG subscribers,

I am requesting translation into English of a 1948 letter written in
Romanian.
It is VM8049 on ViewMate at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8049

Thanks very much for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
---
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


DANCYGIER, DANZIGER from Zagorow and Pyzdry, W. Poland #poland

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I'm searching for descendants of the Dancygier family of Zagorow and
Pyzdry in the Konin-Kalisz area of Western Poland.

Isaac Dancygier, b. 1826, son of Jacob and Nancy [?], married, successively,
the sisters Raizel/Rose and Cyrel Lewinski of Pyzdry [my family], and seven
children were born.

I'm looking for what happened to Bayla/Bela b. 1853 in Zagorow; Abraham b.
1858 in Zagorow; and Cyrel, b. 1860 in Zagorow. [she was named for her
deceased aunt, the first wife of Isaac.] Likely the two girls married.
Possibly some of them emigrated.

Does any of this ring a bell?

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland DANCYGIER, DANZIGER from Zagorow and Pyzdry, W. Poland #poland

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I'm searching for descendants of the Dancygier family of Zagorow and
Pyzdry in the Konin-Kalisz area of Western Poland.

Isaac Dancygier, b. 1826, son of Jacob and Nancy [?], married, successively,
the sisters Raizel/Rose and Cyrel Lewinski of Pyzdry [my family], and seven
children were born.

I'm looking for what happened to Bayla/Bela b. 1853 in Zagorow; Abraham b.
1858 in Zagorow; and Cyrel, b. 1860 in Zagorow. [she was named for her
deceased aunt, the first wife of Isaac.] Likely the two girls married.
Possibly some of them emigrated.

Does any of this ring a bell?

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Yad Vashem Database #poland

central.database@...
 

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Re: article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #general

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The ITS is the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross.=20

Anyone having trouble getting access to the article may also read it =
here:=20

http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=3D185351

or http://tinyurl.com/rg6yf

Andrew Blumberg

-----Original Message-----
From: Yekkey@aol.com [mailto:Yekkey@aol.com]=20
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 9:47 PM
To: ajb61@verizon.net; ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org
Subject: Re: [ukraine] article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together =
Bits of
Lives


For what does ITS stand?

Dan Nussbaum=20


Re: article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #general

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The ITS is the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross.=20

Anyone having trouble getting access to the article may also read it =
here:=20

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.nazis17jun17,0,484308=
.st
ory?coll=3Dbal-home-headlines

or http://tinyurl.com/m49jb

Andrew Blumberg

-----Original Message-----
From: Yekkey@aol.com [mailto:Yekkey@aol.com]=20
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 9:47 PM
To: ajb61@verizon.net; ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org
Subject: Re: [ukraine] article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together =
Bits of
Lives


For what does ITS stand?

Dan Nussbaum=20


JRI Poland #Poland Yad Vashem Database #poland

central.database@...
 

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #ukraine

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The ITS is the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross.=20

Anyone having trouble getting access to the article may also read it =
here:=20

http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=3D185351

or http://tinyurl.com/rg6yf

Andrew Blumberg

-----Original Message-----
From: Yekkey@aol.com [mailto:Yekkey@aol.com]=20
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 9:47 PM
To: ajb61@verizon.net; ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org
Subject: Re: [ukraine] article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together =
Bits of
Lives


For what does ITS stand?

Dan Nussbaum=20


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together Bits of Lives #ukraine

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The ITS is the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross.=20

Anyone having trouble getting access to the article may also read it =
here:=20

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.nazis17jun17,0,484308=
.st
ory?coll=3Dbal-home-headlines

or http://tinyurl.com/m49jb

Andrew Blumberg

-----Original Message-----
From: Yekkey@aol.com [mailto:Yekkey@aol.com]=20
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 9:47 PM
To: ajb61@verizon.net; ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org
Subject: Re: [ukraine] article - Holocaust Archivists Piece Together =
Bits of
Lives


For what does ITS stand?

Dan Nussbaum=20


Cyrillic Russian Translation #poland

Laufer, Shmuel
 

Dear Friends:

I have uploaded three certificates I receive >from the Polish Archives.
Could someone translate >from Cyrillic Russian for me?
I am specifically looking for names and dates in these documents.
If you can help, please respond private to laufers@inter.net.il

Description: Birth Certificate Mendel Brukman >from Sarnaki
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8041


Description: Birth Certificate Alter Moszko Brukman >from Sarnaki two
pages
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8045
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8046


Description: Death Certificate Malka Brukman >from Sarnaki two pages
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8047
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8048

TIA

Best Regards

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot - Israel

Researching: LAUFER (Przasnysz- Poland), BERKOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland),
JANKEFOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland), WIATRAK (Przasnysz- Poland), DOMB
(Pultusk-Poland), BRUCKMAN (Sarnaki-Poland), ZELAZO (Sarnaki-Poland),
MITELMAN (Chelm-Poland), TENERMAN (Dubienka-Poland), PRESCHEL
(Chernovich-Bukovina), SCHNAPP (Chernovich-Bukovina), LEDER
(Chernovich-Bukovina).


JRI Poland #Poland Cyrillic Russian Translation #poland

Laufer, Shmuel
 

Dear Friends:

I have uploaded three certificates I receive >from the Polish Archives.
Could someone translate >from Cyrillic Russian for me?
I am specifically looking for names and dates in these documents.
If you can help, please respond private to laufers@inter.net.il

Description: Birth Certificate Mendel Brukman >from Sarnaki
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8041


Description: Birth Certificate Alter Moszko Brukman >from Sarnaki two
pages
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8045
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8046


Description: Death Certificate Malka Brukman >from Sarnaki two pages
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8047
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8048

TIA

Best Regards

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot - Israel

Researching: LAUFER (Przasnysz- Poland), BERKOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland),
JANKEFOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland), WIATRAK (Przasnysz- Poland), DOMB
(Pultusk-Poland), BRUCKMAN (Sarnaki-Poland), ZELAZO (Sarnaki-Poland),
MITELMAN (Chelm-Poland), TENERMAN (Dubienka-Poland), PRESCHEL
(Chernovich-Bukovina), SCHNAPP (Chernovich-Bukovina), LEDER
(Chernovich-Bukovina).