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Re: Land purchase records in Israel in the 1930s #general

Rony <golanron@...>
 

It all depends if you have initial information on the land. If you have the
numbers for Parcel/Section - then you can first find out in which land
registry office the information is held.
The following link will help you find out in which office the records are,
by entering Parcel/Section numbers:

http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/HagafLrishomMekakein/LeskotRishomHamkarkein/
calc.htm

List (in Hebrew) of land registry offices and contact information (9 offices
all over Israel) can be found at:

http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/HagafLrishomMekakein/LeskotRishomHamkarkein/
YeziratKesherLishkotHarishum.htm

By approaching the land registry office you will be able to get an extract
from the registry (computerized). This is open to everybody, and subject to
a 59 NIS fee. Extracts may be ordered through the Internet as well, in a few
commercial sites.

By a special request, you may get an "Historical extract" that will show you
who the previous owners of the property were. Since you want to go back to
the 1930's, they will be able to provide you with a photocopy of the
original books, that were written by hand during the British Mandate.

If you can establish sufficient close relationship with the owners (Probate
Order and such) then according to the Land (Registration) Regulations you
will be allowed to have a copy of the Deed, according to which the
transaction was done. The Deed will provide the names of the parties, the
remuneration, a description of the property and sometimes it will provide
the name of the lawyer and/or proxy who were involved in the transaction.

Looking at the file will reveal a power of attorney, if the person did not
execute the transaction by himself.

If you have no information over the property and have just general
information ("family lore" etc.) and it is probable that your relatives
never got to Israel, you can check with the Administrator General's office,
if the property is held by the Administrator General. You can do this by
sending an email to Mr. Aharon Shindler at the Ministry of Justice in
Jerusalem:
For introduction in English at the Ministry of Justice office, see:
http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJEng/AdministratorGeneral/

Absentee Inquiry Form may be downloaded here:
http://www.justice.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/2BDAEF3C-C1B6-4A7B-AA46-
7D617933BF40/0/tofesEnglish.doc

In the form you will see Mr. Shindler's email address.

When you write to the Administrator General, it would be best to tell them
the name of the person who bought the property and to have your documents
ready, since they may require additional information.

By the way, There is no estate (legacies) tax in Israel.

Rony Golan
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Subject: Re: Land purchase records in Israel in the 1930s
From: "Mathilde Tagger" <tagger@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 14:40:08 +0200
X-Message-Number: 19

Hi Shoshana,
You wrote:
Members of my family purchased land in Israel in the 1930s. The purchases
were done >from the States.
I'm not interested in the land (back taxes < g >) but I'm interested in the
information available in the documents.Is there any way to track these
documents?
-------->
With a simple search on Google for the Israeli Ministry of Justice at:
http://www.justice.gov.il/mojHeb/ , I got the email of a person in charge at
the cadastre (land register) which is: ilanag@... .
You can also call the department of legacies (veaadat haezvonot) or first
read the details at: http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/VaadatEzvonot/.

A part of the website of the Ministry of Justice is in English but the
Cadastre and the Department of Legacies are not included.

Good luck,

Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Land purchase records in Israel in the 1930s #general

Rony <golanron@...>
 

It all depends if you have initial information on the land. If you have the
numbers for Parcel/Section - then you can first find out in which land
registry office the information is held.
The following link will help you find out in which office the records are,
by entering Parcel/Section numbers:

http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/HagafLrishomMekakein/LeskotRishomHamkarkein/
calc.htm

List (in Hebrew) of land registry offices and contact information (9 offices
all over Israel) can be found at:

http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/HagafLrishomMekakein/LeskotRishomHamkarkein/
YeziratKesherLishkotHarishum.htm

By approaching the land registry office you will be able to get an extract
from the registry (computerized). This is open to everybody, and subject to
a 59 NIS fee. Extracts may be ordered through the Internet as well, in a few
commercial sites.

By a special request, you may get an "Historical extract" that will show you
who the previous owners of the property were. Since you want to go back to
the 1930's, they will be able to provide you with a photocopy of the
original books, that were written by hand during the British Mandate.

If you can establish sufficient close relationship with the owners (Probate
Order and such) then according to the Land (Registration) Regulations you
will be allowed to have a copy of the Deed, according to which the
transaction was done. The Deed will provide the names of the parties, the
remuneration, a description of the property and sometimes it will provide
the name of the lawyer and/or proxy who were involved in the transaction.

Looking at the file will reveal a power of attorney, if the person did not
execute the transaction by himself.

If you have no information over the property and have just general
information ("family lore" etc.) and it is probable that your relatives
never got to Israel, you can check with the Administrator General's office,
if the property is held by the Administrator General. You can do this by
sending an email to Mr. Aharon Shindler at the Ministry of Justice in
Jerusalem:
For introduction in English at the Ministry of Justice office, see:
http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJEng/AdministratorGeneral/

Absentee Inquiry Form may be downloaded here:
http://www.justice.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/2BDAEF3C-C1B6-4A7B-AA46-
7D617933BF40/0/tofesEnglish.doc

In the form you will see Mr. Shindler's email address.

When you write to the Administrator General, it would be best to tell them
the name of the person who bought the property and to have your documents
ready, since they may require additional information.

By the way, There is no estate (legacies) tax in Israel.

Rony Golan
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Subject: Re: Land purchase records in Israel in the 1930s
From: "Mathilde Tagger" <tagger@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 14:40:08 +0200
X-Message-Number: 19

Hi Shoshana,
You wrote:
Members of my family purchased land in Israel in the 1930s. The purchases
were done >from the States.
I'm not interested in the land (back taxes < g >) but I'm interested in the
information available in the documents.Is there any way to track these
documents?
-------->
With a simple search on Google for the Israeli Ministry of Justice at:
http://www.justice.gov.il/mojHeb/ , I got the email of a person in charge at
the cadastre (land register) which is: ilanag@... .
You can also call the department of legacies (veaadat haezvonot) or first
read the details at: http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJHeb/VaadatEzvonot/.

A part of the website of the Ministry of Justice is in English but the
Cadastre and the Department of Legacies are not included.

Good luck,

Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


Boxing clubs in Lodz? #lodz #poland

lyndakraar@...
 

Does anyone have information on the Jewish boxing clubs in Lodz, circa
late 1920s to 1930s? My dad, Abraham Siedlecki (b. 1915) was a boxer in
one such club, but he cannot remember much these days.

Thanks,
Lynda Kraar


1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #lodz #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

When searching the 1926/1927, 1928, 1929, or 1930 Poland and Danzig Business
Directories at www.kalter.org/search, search results are now organized
according to geographic region (e.g., Wojewodztwa Tarnopolskie, Wilenskie,
Wolynskie, etc.). This should make it easier to identify relevant results
when many matches to the search term are returned.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Boxing clubs in Lodz? #lodz #poland

lyndakraar@...
 

Does anyone have information on the Jewish boxing clubs in Lodz, circa
late 1920s to 1930s? My dad, Abraham Siedlecki (b. 1915) was a boxer in
one such club, but he cannot remember much these days.

Thanks,
Lynda Kraar


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland 1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #lodz #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

When searching the 1926/1927, 1928, 1929, or 1930 Poland and Danzig Business
Directories at www.kalter.org/search, search results are now organized
according to geographic region (e.g., Wojewodztwa Tarnopolskie, Wilenskie,
Wolynskie, etc.). This should make it easier to identify relevant results
when many matches to the search term are returned.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, April 26 Meeting #poland #lodz

Ina Levitt-Yanover
 

Offered by
Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

Every week, people around the world suddenly discover their Jewish
roots.
Peter Jassem's lecture will reveal the reasons for the involuntary loss
of
Jewish identity after the war and provide examples of reconnecting to
Jewish
roots, and the psychological and practical consequences thereof.
Examples,
including Peter's own experiences, will illustrate the methods used to
trace
one's Jewish roots and how their discovery evolved. Peter's presentation
will also encompass ways of searching for lost relatives, whether
Holocaust
survivors or their descendants living under an assumed or imposed false
identity.

Raised as a Christian, Peter Jassem suspected that his roots were
Jewish for
some time and was able to confirm this in 1995. During the following 18
months he located 1500 names of Jewish ancestors or relatives. He
became an
active board member of the JGS of Canada (Toronto) and is now on the
board
of JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and the Canadian Foundation for Polish
Studies. Since 2002 he has served as president of the Polish-Jewish
Heritage
Foundation of Canada. He has written articles for genealogical
newsletters,
lectured on genealogy and participated in various projects. He was the
program chair of the 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, Toronto, 2002.

Please join us for this presentation Discovering Jewish Roots of People
raised as Non-Jews. Admission for non - members is $5 which will be
applied
when joining in the same membership year.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
inaly3@...
www.jgsh.org newsletter@...

Researching:
LEVITT- Seda, Lithuania to South Africa to Paterson, New Jersey to
Hamilton, Ontario; ZICK - Libau, Latvia to South Africa
ADNO/ADLER - Riga, Latvia to South Africa & Brooklyn, New York to
Hamilton, Ontario; GRINKER - Paterson, New Jersey
SZNIFER/SHNIFER/GOLDHAR - Staszow, Poland to Toronto, Ontario & Sao
Paulo, Brazil to Hamilton, Ontario
GOLDMAN/ISMOCHOVITZ - Lomza, Poland to London (Spitalfields), England
to Hamilton, Ontario to Buffalo, New York to Hamilton
EISENSTADT/AYZENSTADT - Bobruisk, Russia to Toronto, Ontario to
Hamilton, Ontario
YANOVER - Nasielsk, Poland to Hamilton, Ontario & Chicago,
Illinois;GROSS - Kielce, Poland to Toronto & London to Hamilton,Ontario


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, April 26 Meeting #lodz #poland

Ina Levitt-Yanover
 

Offered by
Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

Every week, people around the world suddenly discover their Jewish
roots.
Peter Jassem's lecture will reveal the reasons for the involuntary loss
of
Jewish identity after the war and provide examples of reconnecting to
Jewish
roots, and the psychological and practical consequences thereof.
Examples,
including Peter's own experiences, will illustrate the methods used to
trace
one's Jewish roots and how their discovery evolved. Peter's presentation
will also encompass ways of searching for lost relatives, whether
Holocaust
survivors or their descendants living under an assumed or imposed false
identity.

Raised as a Christian, Peter Jassem suspected that his roots were
Jewish for
some time and was able to confirm this in 1995. During the following 18
months he located 1500 names of Jewish ancestors or relatives. He
became an
active board member of the JGS of Canada (Toronto) and is now on the
board
of JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and the Canadian Foundation for Polish
Studies. Since 2002 he has served as president of the Polish-Jewish
Heritage
Foundation of Canada. He has written articles for genealogical
newsletters,
lectured on genealogy and participated in various projects. He was the
program chair of the 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, Toronto, 2002.

Please join us for this presentation Discovering Jewish Roots of People
raised as Non-Jews. Admission for non - members is $5 which will be
applied
when joining in the same membership year.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
inaly3@...
www.jgsh.org newsletter@...

Researching:
LEVITT- Seda, Lithuania to South Africa to Paterson, New Jersey to
Hamilton, Ontario; ZICK - Libau, Latvia to South Africa
ADNO/ADLER - Riga, Latvia to South Africa & Brooklyn, New York to
Hamilton, Ontario; GRINKER - Paterson, New Jersey
SZNIFER/SHNIFER/GOLDHAR - Staszow, Poland to Toronto, Ontario & Sao
Paulo, Brazil to Hamilton, Ontario
GOLDMAN/ISMOCHOVITZ - Lomza, Poland to London (Spitalfields), England
to Hamilton, Ontario to Buffalo, New York to Hamilton
EISENSTADT/AYZENSTADT - Bobruisk, Russia to Toronto, Ontario to
Hamilton, Ontario
YANOVER - Nasielsk, Poland to Hamilton, Ontario & Chicago,
Illinois;GROSS - Kielce, Poland to Toronto & London to Hamilton,Ontario


Help with translations, please #lithuania

Peter Arnold <parnold@...>
 

My cousin, David AMOILS, now living in Toronto, has collected these
documents relating to his grandfather and grandfather. Some are in
Lithuanian, some in Yiddish, and some in Russian. As David is a
professional photographer, the documents are amazingly clear.

Is anyone able to help with translations for some of them?
(We can manage the Afrikaans!)
http://www.davidamoils.com/davida/lithuaniandocuments

If anyone is able to help, we would be very grateful.

Please reply directly to me.
Very many thanks, in anticipation.

Dr Peter ARNOLD
Sydney, Australia

Father AMOILS->ARNOLD, Grahamstown, South Africa
Mother SIEFF, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Grandfather 1: AMOLSKY->AMOILS, Saduwe, Lithuania
Grandmother 1: YAKUB (JACOB), Saduwe, Lithuania
Grandfather 2: ZIV->SIEFF, Kelme, Lithuania
Grandmother 2: BERELOWITZ, Shavli, Lithuania
Shirley ARNOLD
Father: RUTENBERG, Papile, Lithuania
Mother: LEVIN, Panevyzs, Lithuania
Grandfather 1: RUTENBERG, Papile, Lithuania
Grandmother 1: HAYMAN, Papile, Lithuania
Grandfather 2: LEVIN, Panevyzs, Lithuania
Grandmother 2: RUBENSTEIN, Pokroy, Lithuania


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help with translations, please #lithuania

Peter Arnold <parnold@...>
 

My cousin, David AMOILS, now living in Toronto, has collected these
documents relating to his grandfather and grandfather. Some are in
Lithuanian, some in Yiddish, and some in Russian. As David is a
professional photographer, the documents are amazingly clear.

Is anyone able to help with translations for some of them?
(We can manage the Afrikaans!)
http://www.davidamoils.com/davida/lithuaniandocuments

If anyone is able to help, we would be very grateful.

Please reply directly to me.
Very many thanks, in anticipation.

Dr Peter ARNOLD
Sydney, Australia

Father AMOILS->ARNOLD, Grahamstown, South Africa
Mother SIEFF, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Grandfather 1: AMOLSKY->AMOILS, Saduwe, Lithuania
Grandmother 1: YAKUB (JACOB), Saduwe, Lithuania
Grandfather 2: ZIV->SIEFF, Kelme, Lithuania
Grandmother 2: BERELOWITZ, Shavli, Lithuania
Shirley ARNOLD
Father: RUTENBERG, Papile, Lithuania
Mother: LEVIN, Panevyzs, Lithuania
Grandfather 1: RUTENBERG, Papile, Lithuania
Grandmother 1: HAYMAN, Papile, Lithuania
Grandfather 2: LEVIN, Panevyzs, Lithuania
Grandmother 2: RUBENSTEIN, Pokroy, Lithuania


Some lost shtetlach #lithuania

Peter Arnold <parnold@...>
 

I am struggling to find the current Lithuanian names of the following
shtetlach mentioned in various publications.
Is anyone able to help, please?

Antnemunis / Antniemune
Bendzing / Benzingai / Bendziai
Bergainiai / Berezne / Brezhinsk Is this Berzai [56 Km N of
Kaunas 5524/ 23 53]?
Berzenai / Berziniai There are three towns with similar names
Berzele (Lith) Berzale, Berzole) [37 Km N Kaunas 55 25/24 01]
Berziniai Lith ( Berezne, Berzgainiai, Berzhgainai) [37 Km E of
Siauliai 55 56/ 23 55]
Berzininkai Lith (Berezovke, Berzhinkai) [38 Km NNe of Siauliai 56 13/ 23 39]
Cherksbale / Cerbale
Dirvianishuk / Deveriany / Dvarininkai Is this Dvorets in Belarus?
Karnavura / Karnuvara / Kaneveraz Is this Cherny Bor/Juodsiliai?
Noyazhery / Naujazeris
Padusha / Padusie Is this Padusieciai?

I'd be grateful for any assistance, thanks.
PeterArnold
--
Dr Peter Arnold
with Prof Colin Tatz and Prof Gillian Heller
'2nd Litvak Diaspora' Study
Edgecliff (Sydney) NSW
AUSTRALIA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Some lost shtetlach #lithuania

Peter Arnold <parnold@...>
 

I am struggling to find the current Lithuanian names of the following
shtetlach mentioned in various publications.
Is anyone able to help, please?

Antnemunis / Antniemune
Bendzing / Benzingai / Bendziai
Bergainiai / Berezne / Brezhinsk Is this Berzai [56 Km N of
Kaunas 5524/ 23 53]?
Berzenai / Berziniai There are three towns with similar names
Berzele (Lith) Berzale, Berzole) [37 Km N Kaunas 55 25/24 01]
Berziniai Lith ( Berezne, Berzgainiai, Berzhgainai) [37 Km E of
Siauliai 55 56/ 23 55]
Berzininkai Lith (Berezovke, Berzhinkai) [38 Km NNe of Siauliai 56 13/ 23 39]
Cherksbale / Cerbale
Dirvianishuk / Deveriany / Dvarininkai Is this Dvorets in Belarus?
Karnavura / Karnuvara / Kaneveraz Is this Cherny Bor/Juodsiliai?
Noyazhery / Naujazeris
Padusha / Padusie Is this Padusieciai?

I'd be grateful for any assistance, thanks.
PeterArnold
--
Dr Peter Arnold
with Prof Colin Tatz and Prof Gillian Heller
'2nd Litvak Diaspora' Study
Edgecliff (Sydney) NSW
AUSTRALIA


JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940 #lithuania

Ada Green
 

In recent contacts with Kaunas researchers to promote an interest in the
JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940, I am getting a
frequent response that one's family left Lithuania prior to 1919 and thus
would not be found in the internal passport records.

The purpose of this message is to try to dispel that particular myth.
While your immediate family may have emigrated >from Lithuania in the
late 19th or early 20th century, do not rule out the fact that your
grandparents or great-grandparents may have had siblings who remained
behind in Lithuania with their families all the way up until the Shoah.

Even if your parents told you that none of your family was left behind,
don't necessarily believe them because they weren't/aren't genealogists.
When I first got into genealogy in 1993, one of the first questions I asked
my late father was if any of his father's GREENBLATT family members died in
the Holocaust. He gave me a flat-out no, but almost in the same breath he
said that he remembered that as a boy his family used to send packages and
bundles of clothing "over there", which my father helped wrap. His father
would receive letters in return (several of which have survived and are in
my possession), but after the war the letters stopped coming and my father
never wrapped packages for "over there" again.

In the years 1995 through 1997, through the listings in the Extraordinary
Soviet Commission Report at the Archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum in Washington, DC, and in speaking to non-Jewish oldtimers on visits
to my ancestral shtetl of Shat (Seta), Lithuania and to former Jewish
natives of Shat living in Israel and South Africa, I found out that my
great grandfather (who died in Kaunas in 1914) had a brother and sister who
remained in Shat right up until the Holocaust. Not only that, but they each
had 4 young adult offspring who also remained behind. In particular I was
told that one Yankele GREENBLATT (my grandfather's first cousin) perished
at the notorious Ninth Fort in Kaunas, along with his teenage son, Archik
(Aron). Yankele's father, Lipman GREENBLATT, who was known as "Lipe der
Schneider" and was my great grandfather's brother, is listed in the
aforementioned Extraordinary Soviet Commission Report. My great
grandfather's sister, Rochel GREENBLATT RAYZMAN and her husband
Chaim Leyb RAYZMAN (RICEMAN) lived in America at different points and
the aforementioned Yankele GREENBLATT briefly lived in Mexico City in
the late 1920's, but sadly they all went back to Lithuania and met
such a tragic fate in the late summer of 1941.

250,000 Lithuanian Jews lost their lives during the Shoah.
At least 50,000 Jews were killed at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas alone.
They were not somebody else's family. They were all our families!
I would venture to say that almost every single Lithuanian Jew who
stayed behind had at least one relative who immigrated to America,
South Africa, Western Europe, or elsewhere.

The reason I support and promote the JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport
project is so that the names and identities of previous unknown Lithuanian
Jewish Shoah victims can be uncovered and hopefully a Page of Testimony
can be subsequently filed for them at Yad Vashem. It's possible that the
20th c. Lithuania Internal Passport records may be the only written
documentation of their existence.

Another reason why the internal passport files are so important is the
wealth of information contained in most of the files. One example is >from
the Rokiskis files - "He came >from Vilnius in 22 May 1930. Asked to prolong
his permission for staying in Lithuania several times. Studied at Vilnius
rabbinic seminary. Escaped to Lithuania avoiding to do the military service
in Polish Army. Lived in Rokiskis since 1933 Oct till 1938 May. In 1940 he
lived in Anyksciai".

So as not to give a false impression, while it can be assumed that the
majority of the people listed in these records later perished in the
Holocaust, not everyone did. My grandfather's cousin, Vandziogala-born
Ginde Leah VYUKER, nee LANGMAN, filed a Lithuanian Internal Passport
Application on 10 Oct 1920 in Kaunas. Two years later and newly widowed,
on 8 Oct 1922 she immigrated to America with her 6 children to join her
6 siblings and their widowed mother in St. Paul, MN. She is listed in
the Ellis Island database as "Linda WINKER"; the name she assumed in
Minnesota was Anna Lena WINKER.

For further information about the Lithuania Internal Passport Project
please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Ada Green
adagreen@...


1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #lithuania

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

When searching the 1926/1927, 1928, 1929, or 1930 Poland and Danzig Business
Directories at www.kalter.org/search, search results are now organized
according to geographic region (e.g., Wojewodztwa Tarnopolskie, Wilenskie,
Wolynskie, etc.). This should make it easier to identify relevant results
when many matches to the search term are returned.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940 #lithuania

Ada Green
 

In recent contacts with Kaunas researchers to promote an interest in the
JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940, I am getting a
frequent response that one's family left Lithuania prior to 1919 and thus
would not be found in the internal passport records.

The purpose of this message is to try to dispel that particular myth.
While your immediate family may have emigrated >from Lithuania in the
late 19th or early 20th century, do not rule out the fact that your
grandparents or great-grandparents may have had siblings who remained
behind in Lithuania with their families all the way up until the Shoah.

Even if your parents told you that none of your family was left behind,
don't necessarily believe them because they weren't/aren't genealogists.
When I first got into genealogy in 1993, one of the first questions I asked
my late father was if any of his father's GREENBLATT family members died in
the Holocaust. He gave me a flat-out no, but almost in the same breath he
said that he remembered that as a boy his family used to send packages and
bundles of clothing "over there", which my father helped wrap. His father
would receive letters in return (several of which have survived and are in
my possession), but after the war the letters stopped coming and my father
never wrapped packages for "over there" again.

In the years 1995 through 1997, through the listings in the Extraordinary
Soviet Commission Report at the Archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum in Washington, DC, and in speaking to non-Jewish oldtimers on visits
to my ancestral shtetl of Shat (Seta), Lithuania and to former Jewish
natives of Shat living in Israel and South Africa, I found out that my
great grandfather (who died in Kaunas in 1914) had a brother and sister who
remained in Shat right up until the Holocaust. Not only that, but they each
had 4 young adult offspring who also remained behind. In particular I was
told that one Yankele GREENBLATT (my grandfather's first cousin) perished
at the notorious Ninth Fort in Kaunas, along with his teenage son, Archik
(Aron). Yankele's father, Lipman GREENBLATT, who was known as "Lipe der
Schneider" and was my great grandfather's brother, is listed in the
aforementioned Extraordinary Soviet Commission Report. My great
grandfather's sister, Rochel GREENBLATT RAYZMAN and her husband
Chaim Leyb RAYZMAN (RICEMAN) lived in America at different points and
the aforementioned Yankele GREENBLATT briefly lived in Mexico City in
the late 1920's, but sadly they all went back to Lithuania and met
such a tragic fate in the late summer of 1941.

250,000 Lithuanian Jews lost their lives during the Shoah.
At least 50,000 Jews were killed at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas alone.
They were not somebody else's family. They were all our families!
I would venture to say that almost every single Lithuanian Jew who
stayed behind had at least one relative who immigrated to America,
South Africa, Western Europe, or elsewhere.

The reason I support and promote the JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport
project is so that the names and identities of previous unknown Lithuanian
Jewish Shoah victims can be uncovered and hopefully a Page of Testimony
can be subsequently filed for them at Yad Vashem. It's possible that the
20th c. Lithuania Internal Passport records may be the only written
documentation of their existence.

Another reason why the internal passport files are so important is the
wealth of information contained in most of the files. One example is >from
the Rokiskis files - "He came >from Vilnius in 22 May 1930. Asked to prolong
his permission for staying in Lithuania several times. Studied at Vilnius
rabbinic seminary. Escaped to Lithuania avoiding to do the military service
in Polish Army. Lived in Rokiskis since 1933 Oct till 1938 May. In 1940 he
lived in Anyksciai".

So as not to give a false impression, while it can be assumed that the
majority of the people listed in these records later perished in the
Holocaust, not everyone did. My grandfather's cousin, Vandziogala-born
Ginde Leah VYUKER, nee LANGMAN, filed a Lithuanian Internal Passport
Application on 10 Oct 1920 in Kaunas. Two years later and newly widowed,
on 8 Oct 1922 she immigrated to America with her 6 children to join her
6 siblings and their widowed mother in St. Paul, MN. She is listed in
the Ellis Island database as "Linda WINKER"; the name she assumed in
Minnesota was Anna Lena WINKER.

For further information about the Lithuania Internal Passport Project
please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Ada Green
adagreen@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #lithuania

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

When searching the 1926/1927, 1928, 1929, or 1930 Poland and Danzig Business
Directories at www.kalter.org/search, search results are now organized
according to geographic region (e.g., Wojewodztwa Tarnopolskie, Wilenskie,
Wolynskie, etc.). This should make it easier to identify relevant results
when many matches to the search term are returned.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Liudvinavas story of a visit (Mankin) #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Liudvinavo, Lyudvinov, Lyudvinavas, Lyudvinav, Ludwinów, Ludvinavas,
Liudvinavas

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Holocaust books, new translations #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Article on Shoah literature, mainly books relating to Lithuania

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Saul Issroff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Liudvinavas story of a visit (Mankin) #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Liudvinavo, Lyudvinov, Lyudvinavas, Lyudvinav, Ludwinów, Ludvinavas,
Liudvinavas

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Saul Issroff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Holocaust books, new translations #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Article on Shoah literature, mainly books relating to Lithuania

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15738

Saul Issroff