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Exceptionnal free access to GenAmi number 35 in colours #general

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

At the occasion of its first issue in colours, contrary to the general
practice, GenAmi invites you to come and read the beautiful GenAmi number 35.
The following issues will be reserved to members.
Forwarding is not authorized but a link can be done.

Some articles:
A fascinating research in London
Genetics and Genealogy
The cemetery of Trimbach, Alsace
Loeb Wolfowitch SANDALOWSKI, minister in Lorraine
The chief Rabbi of France, Jacob KAPLAN

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France
e-mail: m.gutmann@genami.org
web site GenAmi: www.genami.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Exceptionnal free access to GenAmi number 35 in colours #general

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

At the occasion of its first issue in colours, contrary to the general
practice, GenAmi invites you to come and read the beautiful GenAmi number 35.
The following issues will be reserved to members.
Forwarding is not authorized but a link can be done.

Some articles:
A fascinating research in London
Genetics and Genealogy
The cemetery of Trimbach, Alsace
Loeb Wolfowitch SANDALOWSKI, minister in Lorraine
The chief Rabbi of France, Jacob KAPLAN

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France
e-mail: m.gutmann@genami.org
web site GenAmi: www.genami.org


Jewish criminals at Temple Emanu-El? Well, sort of. #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Bay Area resident and genealogy speaker/writer Ron Arons will give a
presentation about Jewish criminals at Sing-Sing prison. The lecture will
take place at Temple Emanu-El Community House 1 East 65th Street,
(between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York City on
Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 P.M. RSVP to 212-744-1400 ext 362.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information on the lecture please call the Temple at (212) 744-1400.

Ron's interest in Jewish inmates incarcerated at the infamous prison in
Ossining, New York started after discovering, in the 1900 U.S. Federal
Census, that his great-grandfather Isaac served four years at Sing Sing.
With subsequent research Ron discovered that there were not just scores or
even hundreds of Jewish inmates "up the river," but many, many thousands.
Big names and small-timers, alike.

A member of the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Conejo Valley and Ventura
County JGSs, Ron has given talks at four of the last five IAJGS conferences.
Last year, Ron was awarded a Hackman Research Residency Grant >from the New
York State Archives to continue his research in this field.

Ron hopes to see you there.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish criminals at Temple Emanu-El? Well, sort of. #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Bay Area resident and genealogy speaker/writer Ron Arons will give a
presentation about Jewish criminals at Sing-Sing prison. The lecture will
take place at Temple Emanu-El Community House 1 East 65th Street,
(between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York City on
Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 P.M. RSVP to 212-744-1400 ext 362.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information on the lecture please call the Temple at (212) 744-1400.

Ron's interest in Jewish inmates incarcerated at the infamous prison in
Ossining, New York started after discovering, in the 1900 U.S. Federal
Census, that his great-grandfather Isaac served four years at Sing Sing.
With subsequent research Ron discovered that there were not just scores or
even hundreds of Jewish inmates "up the river," but many, many thousands.
Big names and small-timers, alike.

A member of the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Conejo Valley and Ventura
County JGSs, Ron has given talks at four of the last five IAJGS conferences.
Last year, Ron was awarded a Hackman Research Residency Grant >from the New
York State Archives to continue his research in this field.

Ron hopes to see you there.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA


Guide/driver/information Warsaw-Krakow-Lviv in September #general

roe kard
 

A few questions:
(1) Alex Dunai's E-Mail Address: Am away >from home and do not have Alex Dunai's
e-mail. Can someone forward it to me?

(2) Warsaw To Krakow: I will be attending the Vilnius Yiddish Institute with at
least one friend. At the end of the program, on 8/27 we will be going to Warsaw
and on 8/30 to Krakow. We are interested in communicating with anyone re
possibilities other than the train to get to Krakow *and* in talking to anyone
who has made that train trip, recently, with serious luggage. Does anyone know
a trustworthy driver who could drive us? what should it cost? if you took the
train - what was that experience like? suggestions? limitations?

(3) Krakow: Does anyone know a good guide/driver for Krakow area?

(4) Krakow-Lviv 9/4: Assuming Alex Dunai will not be available, does anyone know
anyone else that we can contact to be our guide/driver? any possibilities for
driver who could take us >from Krakow to Lviv via Stubnika? What should this
cost? Guide in Lviv and environs?

(5) Lviv-Krakow 9/7: My friend needs to leave before I do and has to get from
Lviv back to Krakow. Suggestions for driver? cost? How long would it take
without stops? Assume the train on her own would not be a good idea? Thoughts?

Thank you so much.
B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
Berkeley, Ca.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send recommendations for guides and drivers privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Guide/driver/information Warsaw-Krakow-Lviv in September #general

roe kard
 

A few questions:
(1) Alex Dunai's E-Mail Address: Am away >from home and do not have Alex Dunai's
e-mail. Can someone forward it to me?

(2) Warsaw To Krakow: I will be attending the Vilnius Yiddish Institute with at
least one friend. At the end of the program, on 8/27 we will be going to Warsaw
and on 8/30 to Krakow. We are interested in communicating with anyone re
possibilities other than the train to get to Krakow *and* in talking to anyone
who has made that train trip, recently, with serious luggage. Does anyone know
a trustworthy driver who could drive us? what should it cost? if you took the
train - what was that experience like? suggestions? limitations?

(3) Krakow: Does anyone know a good guide/driver for Krakow area?

(4) Krakow-Lviv 9/4: Assuming Alex Dunai will not be available, does anyone know
anyone else that we can contact to be our guide/driver? any possibilities for
driver who could take us >from Krakow to Lviv via Stubnika? What should this
cost? Guide in Lviv and environs?

(5) Lviv-Krakow 9/7: My friend needs to leave before I do and has to get from
Lviv back to Krakow. Suggestions for driver? cost? How long would it take
without stops? Assume the train on her own would not be a good idea? Thoughts?

Thank you so much.
B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
Berkeley, Ca.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send recommendations for guides and drivers privately.


April Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society Of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 7:00 PM at CRJ #general

Doris Frank <dofrank@...>
 

Getting The Most >from Free Genealogical Websites

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome
Betty Jo Stockton to their next meeting on Monday, April 17th, 2006, 7:00PM
in The Mini-Sanctuary of The Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ), 928
Malone Drive, Orlando, FL.

Stockton will present "Getting the Most >from Free Genealogical Web Sites"-
Family Search, Rootsweb, US Gen Web, Cyndi's List and, through your local
library, Ancestry/Heritage Quest . Her topic will detail what on- line
genealogical records are available to help you identify your overseas
ancestors, their birth, immigration, naturalization, life and death cycles
and their living and deceased relatives. Some examples will illustrate how
to find vital records on elusive and perhaps unknown ancestors.
Betty Jo is a native of Orlando, has been a genealogist for 40+ years and
began her research in Washington at the National Archives, DAR library and
the Library of Congress. Her DAR patriot ancestor was Judah Levi, who was
transported >from London in 1761 for "stealing a handkerchief"--sent to
Virginia where he fought with the Colonial Line, was injured, captured &
imprisoned. Upon his release, he re enlisted and was with Cornwallis in 0ct,
1871 when the British surrendered.

The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome. For additional
information, phone Doris Frank at 407-323-9728 or email privately at
dofrank@cfl.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society Of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 7:00 PM at CRJ #general

Doris Frank <dofrank@...>
 

Getting The Most >from Free Genealogical Websites

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome
Betty Jo Stockton to their next meeting on Monday, April 17th, 2006, 7:00PM
in The Mini-Sanctuary of The Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ), 928
Malone Drive, Orlando, FL.

Stockton will present "Getting the Most >from Free Genealogical Web Sites"-
Family Search, Rootsweb, US Gen Web, Cyndi's List and, through your local
library, Ancestry/Heritage Quest . Her topic will detail what on- line
genealogical records are available to help you identify your overseas
ancestors, their birth, immigration, naturalization, life and death cycles
and their living and deceased relatives. Some examples will illustrate how
to find vital records on elusive and perhaps unknown ancestors.
Betty Jo is a native of Orlando, has been a genealogist for 40+ years and
began her research in Washington at the National Archives, DAR library and
the Library of Congress. Her DAR patriot ancestor was Judah Levi, who was
transported >from London in 1761 for "stealing a handkerchief"--sent to
Virginia where he fought with the Colonial Line, was injured, captured &
imprisoned. Upon his release, he re enlisted and was with Cornwallis in 0ct,
1871 when the British surrendered.

The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome. For additional
information, phone Doris Frank at 407-323-9728 or email privately at
dofrank@cfl.rr.com


R' Shlomo Ya'akov son of R' Hillel Gavriel SHEIN #rabbinic

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

I am looking for information regarding my wife's great great
grandfather, Rabbi Shlomo Ya'akov SHEIN the son of Rabbi Hillel
Gavriel SHEIN. Rabbi Shlomo Ya'akov SHEIN was married to Batyah
Malka FEIVELSON and he was the the author of Avnei Shais, in memory
of his son Abba Hessel. He was the Rabbi of Latskava.

Looking forward to your help.
Chag Sameach and Moadim ve'simcha.

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Shlomo Ya'akov son of R' Hillel Gavriel SHEIN #rabbinic

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

I am looking for information regarding my wife's great great
grandfather, Rabbi Shlomo Ya'akov SHEIN the son of Rabbi Hillel
Gavriel SHEIN. Rabbi Shlomo Ya'akov SHEIN was married to Batyah
Malka FEIVELSON and he was the the author of Avnei Shais, in memory
of his son Abba Hessel. He was the Rabbi of Latskava.

Looking forward to your help.
Chag Sameach and Moadim ve'simcha.

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel


Lunna Descendants Gathering #belarus

Ruth M
 

A notebook with lists of people who used to reside in Israel during the
1950's and whom participated at the "Azkarot" (remembrances) for the Jews of
Lunna who perished in the holocaust, was kept for more than 50 years. Using
those lists most of the 2nd generation descendants have been found.
On March 9th, 2006, close to 140 Lunna descendants >from all over the country
gathered at Bet Vohlyn in Givatayim, Israel, of which 4 were born in Lunna
(ages over 80 y.o.) and all others are 2nd and 3rd generation descendants.
The evening began by "El Maleh Rachamim", chanted by Rabbi Edward Boraz >from
Dartmouth College and the "Kaddish" was recited by Rabbi Boraz and Eliezer
Eisenschmidt. Eliezer was born in Lunna and is the only holocaust survivor
who resides in Israel.
After that, Eisenschmidt spoke about the fate of the Jews of Lunna during
WW2 and the holocaust. He had tears in his eyes when he said to the
audience: "I saw your grandparents and family relatives before they were
murdered in Auschwitz."
After that, I spoke about the life of the Jews in Lunna before WW2 and
showed a presentation (ppt) that included pictures of Lunna and of the Jews
in Lunna before the holocaust. The pictures were collected >from several
family albums as well as >from other sources.
After that, Rabbi Boraz showed a documentary film "Remembering the Jews of
Lunna". Some descendants were excited to see stones at the Lunna cemetery
with last names of their ancestors. [Just to remind you that the Lunna
Cemetery Restoration project is posted at Dartmouth College website]. We
were all grateful to Rabbi Boraz who came >from the US and attended this
special evening.
A special guest was Rabbi Rotberg who came to the second half of the meeting
immediately after landing at Ben Gurion airport. His grandfather Rabbi Tuvia
Rotberg was the Rabbi of Lunna during the 1920's and 1930's and perished in
Auschwitz. Rabbi Rotberg spoke beautifully about the Zionist spirit of the
Jews of Lunna and the importance of searching the family roots.
At the end of the evening Rabbi Rotberg and the 4 Lunna born people were
surrounded by the descendants who asked about their families who lived in
Lunna and also asked to identify images >from family albums that their
parents brought with them >from Lunna.
It was an unforgettable evening. I will certainly remember it for all my
life.

Chag Pesach Sameach,
RUTH MARCUS
Tel Aviv
Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lunna Descendants Gathering #belarus

Ruth M
 

A notebook with lists of people who used to reside in Israel during the
1950's and whom participated at the "Azkarot" (remembrances) for the Jews of
Lunna who perished in the holocaust, was kept for more than 50 years. Using
those lists most of the 2nd generation descendants have been found.
On March 9th, 2006, close to 140 Lunna descendants >from all over the country
gathered at Bet Vohlyn in Givatayim, Israel, of which 4 were born in Lunna
(ages over 80 y.o.) and all others are 2nd and 3rd generation descendants.
The evening began by "El Maleh Rachamim", chanted by Rabbi Edward Boraz >from
Dartmouth College and the "Kaddish" was recited by Rabbi Boraz and Eliezer
Eisenschmidt. Eliezer was born in Lunna and is the only holocaust survivor
who resides in Israel.
After that, Eisenschmidt spoke about the fate of the Jews of Lunna during
WW2 and the holocaust. He had tears in his eyes when he said to the
audience: "I saw your grandparents and family relatives before they were
murdered in Auschwitz."
After that, I spoke about the life of the Jews in Lunna before WW2 and
showed a presentation (ppt) that included pictures of Lunna and of the Jews
in Lunna before the holocaust. The pictures were collected >from several
family albums as well as >from other sources.
After that, Rabbi Boraz showed a documentary film "Remembering the Jews of
Lunna". Some descendants were excited to see stones at the Lunna cemetery
with last names of their ancestors. [Just to remind you that the Lunna
Cemetery Restoration project is posted at Dartmouth College website]. We
were all grateful to Rabbi Boraz who came >from the US and attended this
special evening.
A special guest was Rabbi Rotberg who came to the second half of the meeting
immediately after landing at Ben Gurion airport. His grandfather Rabbi Tuvia
Rotberg was the Rabbi of Lunna during the 1920's and 1930's and perished in
Auschwitz. Rabbi Rotberg spoke beautifully about the Zionist spirit of the
Jews of Lunna and the importance of searching the family roots.
At the end of the evening Rabbi Rotberg and the 4 Lunna born people were
surrounded by the descendants who asked about their families who lived in
Lunna and also asked to identify images >from family albums that their
parents brought with them >from Lunna.
It was an unforgettable evening. I will certainly remember it for all my
life.

Chag Pesach Sameach,
RUTH MARCUS
Tel Aviv
Israel


BEROWICZ and BEROWITZ #belarus

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

BEROWICZ, usually spelled BEROWITZ in the U.S., was a large family that
"originated" in Pyzdry [Peisern] in Western Poland. The earliest ancestor
was Dov Ber ben ...?... who lived >from about 1730 until about 1790.
Unsurprisingly his son Lachmann 1765-1843 adopted the name BEROWICZ. This
happened in the first decade of the 19th century when this became mandatory
in "Congress Poland".

A thorough scan of JRI Poland reveals that, with only a few exceptions, the
great majority of BEROWICZ'S lived in either Pyzdry or nearby Slupca during
the 19th century. So this surname was fairly rare among Polish Jewry. The
most common surname chosen by descendants of men named Ber was BERKOWICZ,
not BEROWICZ. There are BERKOWICZ's in virtually every Jewish community in
Poland, over 2000 B-M-D events!

Many BEROWICZ'S immigrated to America in the great immigration beween
1880-1924, including >from Lithuania and Latvia. The early 20th century
censuses show many BEROWITZ families in the NY area, mostly, I estimate,
from Eastern Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus.
Several BEROWITZ women >from the Pyzdry family married into my COHN family
[also >from Pyzdry] in New York early in the 20th century.

There are large numbers of BEROWITZ'S in the U.S. mostly in the NY and NJ
areas.

I'm assembling a BEROWICZ/BEROWITZ tree and I welcome anyone with
information, trees, relatives, etc to contact me and participate.

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus BEROWICZ and BEROWITZ #belarus

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

BEROWICZ, usually spelled BEROWITZ in the U.S., was a large family that
"originated" in Pyzdry [Peisern] in Western Poland. The earliest ancestor
was Dov Ber ben ...?... who lived >from about 1730 until about 1790.
Unsurprisingly his son Lachmann 1765-1843 adopted the name BEROWICZ. This
happened in the first decade of the 19th century when this became mandatory
in "Congress Poland".

A thorough scan of JRI Poland reveals that, with only a few exceptions, the
great majority of BEROWICZ'S lived in either Pyzdry or nearby Slupca during
the 19th century. So this surname was fairly rare among Polish Jewry. The
most common surname chosen by descendants of men named Ber was BERKOWICZ,
not BEROWICZ. There are BERKOWICZ's in virtually every Jewish community in
Poland, over 2000 B-M-D events!

Many BEROWICZ'S immigrated to America in the great immigration beween
1880-1924, including >from Lithuania and Latvia. The early 20th century
censuses show many BEROWITZ families in the NY area, mostly, I estimate,
from Eastern Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus.
Several BEROWITZ women >from the Pyzdry family married into my COHN family
[also >from Pyzdry] in New York early in the 20th century.

There are large numbers of BEROWITZ'S in the U.S. mostly in the NY and NJ
areas.

I'm assembling a BEROWICZ/BEROWITZ tree and I welcome anyone with
information, trees, relatives, etc to contact me and participate.

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


vital records from Israel/Palestine #general

russ <russ@...>
 

I have searched the discussion list archives and have seen this question
asked numerous times yet there semms to not be any responses. Perhaps I
missed them. Anyway, my great-grandfather's brother left the US for
Palestine in the late 1930's. We know that he died there. What
agency/organization etc... would have records of his death? Thank you in
advance.

R. Byer
researching: BAER/BAYER/BYER Kaunus, Lith to Maine, US.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen vital records from Israel/Palestine #general

russ <russ@...>
 

I have searched the discussion list archives and have seen this question
asked numerous times yet there semms to not be any responses. Perhaps I
missed them. Anyway, my great-grandfather's brother left the US for
Palestine in the late 1930's. We know that he died there. What
agency/organization etc... would have records of his death? Thank you in
advance.

R. Byer
researching: BAER/BAYER/BYER Kaunus, Lith to Maine, US.


kopniaks #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

I like to define non-English terms used in Yizkorbooks and can't find what
kopniaks are. Can someone help? The reference is to a piece of clothing,
I guess, as boots were attached. Reminds me of infant pajamas, but for
adults?? Is this similar?

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Kedumim Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen kopniaks #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

I like to define non-English terms used in Yizkorbooks and can't find what
kopniaks are. Can someone help? The reference is to a piece of clothing,
I guess, as boots were attached. Reminds me of infant pajamas, but for
adults?? Is this similar?

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Kedumim Israel


DP camps in Germany and Italy #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Many Jews were given a temp refuge in a DP camp after the War.
1) I am trying to find information about a camp called Shlachtensee in the
US Zone near Kassel Germany. My spelling must be way off as I can't find
anything on the Internet for this.
2) Was there a camp called Kruglasko in Italy for refugees trying to get
into the Jewish Homeland?

Names change >from one language to another and I have tried alternate
spellings and referred to maps to no avail. If someone can give me answers
or sources, I'd deeply appreciate it.

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
Kedumim


Festov pogrom 1921 #general

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

I am looking for information and background to a pogrom that took place in
Festov in 1921. I think that Festov may be near Kiev, as a family member
was taken there after the pogrom to a hospital where he died.
Chag Sameach And Moadim Ve'simcha To All,

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel