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1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #general

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.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #general

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.


Translation Request - Russian Vital Records #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

All,

Thanks to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, I've been able to find several
vital records for my family. They are in Cyrillic script and I am seeking
translations for the following documents:

1: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotniktanchumbirth1874.jpg - Full
translation
2: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikszmulbirth.jpg - Full translation
3: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikfaigaryfkabirth.jpg - Full
translation
4: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikruchlalajabirth.jpg - Names,
dates, places, relationships
5: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikgrinachudesbirth.jpg - Names,
dates, places, relationships
6: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikrudabirth1876.jpg - Names, dates,
places, relationships

Please respond to me privately at aaronslotnik@... and thanks in
advance for your assistance!

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

Researching:
ZLOTNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Pomiechowek, Zakroczym, Warsaw area
WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation Request - Russian Vital Records #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

All,

Thanks to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, I've been able to find several
vital records for my family. They are in Cyrillic script and I am seeking
translations for the following documents:

1: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotniktanchumbirth1874.jpg - Full
translation
2: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikszmulbirth.jpg - Full translation
3: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikfaigaryfkabirth.jpg - Full
translation
4: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikruchlalajabirth.jpg - Names,
dates, places, relationships
5: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikgrinachudesbirth.jpg - Names,
dates, places, relationships
6: http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/zlotnikrudabirth1876.jpg - Names, dates,
places, relationships

Please respond to me privately at aaronslotnik@... and thanks in
advance for your assistance!

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

Researching:
ZLOTNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Pomiechowek, Zakroczym, Warsaw area
WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


Pay to Archiwum Plock #general

lili susser <susserl@...>
 

I asked the archive in Plock, Poland for a document search. They asked to
deposit zloty in their account and sent back the cashiers check I send them.
Can someone please help me by explaining how this is done. How can I deposit
zloty in their account "przelevem". I just don't get it. Is anyone able to
help?
Please reply privately.
Thank you

Lili Susser
Susserl@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pay to Archiwum Plock #general

lili susser <susserl@...>
 

I asked the archive in Plock, Poland for a document search. They asked to
deposit zloty in their account and sent back the cashiers check I send them.
Can someone please help me by explaining how this is done. How can I deposit
zloty in their account "przelevem". I just don't get it. Is anyone able to
help?
Please reply privately.
Thank you

Lili Susser
Susserl@...


Jewish boxing clubs in Lodz #general

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish boxing clubs in Lodz #general

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


Vaslov army and Jewish partisans #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Thanks to all my respondents re: "Wlasowces" battalion.

To straighten the facts (as given in searches of the Internet):
The correct account was that this was a Russian organized group led by Gen.
Andreij Vaslov ("Hero of the Soviet Union") of the Soviet Russian army who
was later captured by US troops and handed over to Russia where he was tried
for treason and hung. His POW battalion collaborated with the Germans and
murdered many partisans, Jewish and non-Jewish, in an effort to defeat
Stalin's communist regime and on the way, kill some Jews. Ukrainian
partisans and bandits also joined this "army", but it was not, as I
mistakenly said, "an antisemitic Ukrainian army", but a rebel Russian one.
I apologize if I unintentionally offended anyone by my remark.

Large groups of these "Wlasowces" surrounded the forests in Poland in
cooperation with the German army and mercilessly killed any partisans and
Jews hiding there. When trapped in their bunkers, very few Jews managed to
escape alive even if they surrendered. This is corroborated by personal
testimony of survivors.

Avigdor Ben-Dov

RUTKIEWICZ, SOLARZ, NURZEC, SUSMAN, GOLDBERG, TABAK, WROBEL, KRASNOBORSKI
Ciechanowiec, Sokoly, Tykocin, Zaromb, Zambrow, Lomza, Sklody-Borowe, Bransk
and environs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vaslov army and Jewish partisans #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Thanks to all my respondents re: "Wlasowces" battalion.

To straighten the facts (as given in searches of the Internet):
The correct account was that this was a Russian organized group led by Gen.
Andreij Vaslov ("Hero of the Soviet Union") of the Soviet Russian army who
was later captured by US troops and handed over to Russia where he was tried
for treason and hung. His POW battalion collaborated with the Germans and
murdered many partisans, Jewish and non-Jewish, in an effort to defeat
Stalin's communist regime and on the way, kill some Jews. Ukrainian
partisans and bandits also joined this "army", but it was not, as I
mistakenly said, "an antisemitic Ukrainian army", but a rebel Russian one.
I apologize if I unintentionally offended anyone by my remark.

Large groups of these "Wlasowces" surrounded the forests in Poland in
cooperation with the German army and mercilessly killed any partisans and
Jews hiding there. When trapped in their bunkers, very few Jews managed to
escape alive even if they surrendered. This is corroborated by personal
testimony of survivors.

Avigdor Ben-Dov

RUTKIEWICZ, SOLARZ, NURZEC, SUSMAN, GOLDBERG, TABAK, WROBEL, KRASNOBORSKI
Ciechanowiec, Sokoly, Tykocin, Zaromb, Zambrow, Lomza, Sklody-Borowe, Bransk
and environs


JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940 #general

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 c., 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 alone were killed at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas. 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 JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport
Project please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm.

Ada Green
adagreen@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940 #general

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 c., 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 alone were killed at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas. 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 JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport
Project please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm.

Ada Green
adagreen@...


Re: BONDI family and Bondi beach #general

ANNE LEE <federlee@...>
 

Michael Bernet asked if there is any connection between a Jewish BONDI
family member and Bondi Beach in Australia.

It is my understanding that the source of the word Bondi, in the name of
famous Bondi Beach, is an aboriginal word meaning sound of tumbling waters
and thus has no connection with any BONDI family. There is also a small
French town called Bondy or Bondi. But whether this name has any connection
with a BONDI family is something I do not know.

Anne Feder Lee
Honolulu, HI
Searching BONDI >from Prague and Vienna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: BONDI family and Bondi beach #general

ANNE LEE <federlee@...>
 

Michael Bernet asked if there is any connection between a Jewish BONDI
family member and Bondi Beach in Australia.

It is my understanding that the source of the word Bondi, in the name of
famous Bondi Beach, is an aboriginal word meaning sound of tumbling waters
and thus has no connection with any BONDI family. There is also a small
French town called Bondy or Bondi. But whether this name has any connection
with a BONDI family is something I do not know.

Anne Feder Lee
Honolulu, HI
Searching BONDI >from Prague and Vienna.


Interment Search #general

AllanDolgow@...
 

Mount Hebron Cemetery, New York City has a data base to look up internments
by name or by society. Their interment search allows for a comprehensive
search of all individuals buried at the cemetery.

http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment

If you know of other cemeteries that have an internment search please e-mail
them to me.

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Google does not produce many results of use to Jewish genealogists


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interment Search #general

AllanDolgow@...
 

Mount Hebron Cemetery, New York City has a data base to look up internments
by name or by society. Their interment search allows for a comprehensive
search of all individuals buried at the cemetery.

http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/search.asp?type=interment

If you know of other cemeteries that have an internment search please e-mail
them to me.

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Google does not produce many results of use to Jewish genealogists


Re: Germany Approves Release of I.T.S. Records #germany

Hans Nord <hhnord@...>
 

It is reassuring news that the International Tracing Service will open
their record collection.
How soon can we expect to be able to search the data on line???

They will need thousands of people to transcribe the data into digital
format. I am willing to help. How do we get started?

Hans H. Nord Philadelphia area <hhnord@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: The ITS records concern victims >from many countries. This topic
should be discussed in the JGDG ( JewishGen Discussion Group ). Please reply
to Mr. Nord privately and subscribe to the JGDG for further discussion of this.
GerSIG members interested in *** leading *** any new GerSIG
project related to the ITS records can write to gersig@...

-------- Original Message --------
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...> wrote:
Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee. For more information:

http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm

"The holdings of the International Tracing Service are one of the most
valuable sources of information about the fate of people, both victims and
survivors, caught up in the Holocaust. Their records place an individual at
a specific place and time during the Holocaust period. They claim to have 40
million such pieces of information. Their sources, to name a few, are
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto records and
post-war refugee records."


German SIG #Germany Re: Germany Approves Release of I.T.S. Records #germany

Hans Nord <hhnord@...>
 

It is reassuring news that the International Tracing Service will open
their record collection.
How soon can we expect to be able to search the data on line???

They will need thousands of people to transcribe the data into digital
format. I am willing to help. How do we get started?

Hans H. Nord Philadelphia area <hhnord@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: The ITS records concern victims >from many countries. This topic
should be discussed in the JGDG ( JewishGen Discussion Group ). Please reply
to Mr. Nord privately and subscribe to the JGDG for further discussion of this.
GerSIG members interested in *** leading *** any new GerSIG
project related to the ITS records can write to gersig@...

-------- Original Message --------
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...> wrote:
Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee. For more information:

http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm

"The holdings of the International Tracing Service are one of the most
valuable sources of information about the fate of people, both victims and
survivors, caught up in the Holocaust. Their records place an individual at
a specific place and time during the Holocaust period. They claim to have 40
million such pieces of information. Their sources, to name a few, are
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto records and
post-war refugee records."


1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #ukraine

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.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1926-1930 Polish business directory search improvement #ukraine

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.