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Was author Eric Hoffer Jewish? #general

zionsharav
 

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983),who wrote The True Believer, may have been of
German Jewish origin (Wikipedia proposes this) but is also mentioned in
other sources as "non-Jewish". Britannica does not comment. Does anyone
on JewishGen know whether he had Jewish parentage or ancestry? Thanks.
Ari Dale (Israel).

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Modern name for Lenin Street in Vinitsa, Ukraine #general

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

I want to contact someone >from Vinitsa who submitted information to Yad
Vashem. However, the address shown is Lenin Street. I imagine that the
street name has been changed and would appreciate it very much if someone
knows the current name.

Thank you.

Jean Rosenbaum
Baytown, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Was author Eric Hoffer Jewish? #general

zionsharav
 

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983),who wrote The True Believer, may have been of
German Jewish origin (Wikipedia proposes this) but is also mentioned in
other sources as "non-Jewish". Britannica does not comment. Does anyone
on JewishGen know whether he had Jewish parentage or ancestry? Thanks.
Ari Dale (Israel).

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Modern name for Lenin Street in Vinitsa, Ukraine #general

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

I want to contact someone >from Vinitsa who submitted information to Yad
Vashem. However, the address shown is Lenin Street. I imagine that the
street name has been changed and would appreciate it very much if someone
knows the current name.

Thank you.

Jean Rosenbaum
Baytown, TX


new article in newsletter #belarus

Fran Bock
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Please click on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

for an article by Ruth Wilnai on her trip to Ivenets. She has been
instrumental in restoring the Jewish cemetery in that town, and her article
includes a listing of names >from the tombstones that could be identified.


Frances A. Bock, Ph.D.
Editor, Belarus SIG Newsletter


Belarus SIG #Belarus new article in newsletter #belarus

Fran Bock
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Please click on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

for an article by Ruth Wilnai on her trip to Ivenets. She has been
instrumental in restoring the Jewish cemetery in that town, and her article
includes a listing of names >from the tombstones that could be identified.


Frances A. Bock, Ph.D.
Editor, Belarus SIG Newsletter


Sassoon and Letchworth #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

Mentioning the recent discussion of Letchworth and the Sassoons to a friend
of mine, triggered a member of the Sassoon family to tell my friend this:

"Rabbi Soloman's grandmother Flora and parents David and Selina moved in
court circles, entertaining and being entertained by Royalty - all the while
maintaining their strictly kosher household. (Apparently Queen Alexandra who
favoured long strings of pearls was slightly irritated by the fact that
Flora's necklaces contained more and larger pearls). The family lived in
Bruton St and only moved to Letchworth after their London house was bombed
during the 2nd World war. Rabbi Soloman bought two adjacent houses in
Letchworth (to be as far away as possible >from any likely bombing) and had
them converted into one; but even then the family found the accommodation
small for the type of entertaining they were used to. The drawing room was
extended until it occupied most of the garden and a dining room was created
by knocking down walls of inteconnecting rooms. The latter resulted in an L
shaped room where those sitting at one end could not see the people sitting
down to dinner at the other end. The house was always full of visitors and
there were rarely less than 20 sitting down to the meals."

Hazel Dakers, London UK

Researching: NORDEN (London & South Africa); HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany and
South Africa); GOLD (Zgierz and Lodz, Poland), BIRNBAUM (Zgierz and Lodz,
Poland)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Sassoon and Letchworth #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

Mentioning the recent discussion of Letchworth and the Sassoons to a friend
of mine, triggered a member of the Sassoon family to tell my friend this:

"Rabbi Soloman's grandmother Flora and parents David and Selina moved in
court circles, entertaining and being entertained by Royalty - all the while
maintaining their strictly kosher household. (Apparently Queen Alexandra who
favoured long strings of pearls was slightly irritated by the fact that
Flora's necklaces contained more and larger pearls). The family lived in
Bruton St and only moved to Letchworth after their London house was bombed
during the 2nd World war. Rabbi Soloman bought two adjacent houses in
Letchworth (to be as far away as possible >from any likely bombing) and had
them converted into one; but even then the family found the accommodation
small for the type of entertaining they were used to. The drawing room was
extended until it occupied most of the garden and a dining room was created
by knocking down walls of inteconnecting rooms. The latter resulted in an L
shaped room where those sitting at one end could not see the people sitting
down to dinner at the other end. The house was always full of visitors and
there were rarely less than 20 sitting down to the meals."

Hazel Dakers, London UK

Researching: NORDEN (London & South Africa); HEIMANN (Luegde, Germany and
South Africa); GOLD (Zgierz and Lodz, Poland), BIRNBAUM (Zgierz and Lodz,
Poland)


Search for Liebman from Bucovina Romania #romania

sharon <zeevsharon@...>
 

Shalom all,

I am searching for the family of Jacov Arie LIBMAN
born on Simhat-Torah 1934 in Chernovitch, Bucovina, Romania
His father: Leo Eliezer LIBMAN, mother: Priva LEOBEL LIBMAN, sister: Meli
In about 1941 all the above mentioned and other members of the family were
shot by Germans and Romanians.
Jacov was wounded but survived and immigrated to Israel as an illegal
immigrant

Any information regarding this family will be accepted with gratitude.


Ze'ev Sharon
Kiriat-Ata Israel


Transnistria deportation list from Dorohoi #romania

Monica Talmor
 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible for this list to now be
available to the public. I want to point out, however, that is it only a
fraction of the total number of deportees, even if one takes into account
the un-named persons. It is my understanding that about 15,000 people were
sent to Transnistria >from Dorohoi, with only about half of then returning
alive. This list is about 3200 persons. Several of my husband's family
members were deported, but I didn't find a single one of them listed here.
So just because you don't find someone in this list, it doesn't mean they
weren't deported.

Monica Talmor
Hamden, CT


Romania SIG #Romania Search for Liebman from Bucovina Romania #romania

sharon <zeevsharon@...>
 

Shalom all,

I am searching for the family of Jacov Arie LIBMAN
born on Simhat-Torah 1934 in Chernovitch, Bucovina, Romania
His father: Leo Eliezer LIBMAN, mother: Priva LEOBEL LIBMAN, sister: Meli
In about 1941 all the above mentioned and other members of the family were
shot by Germans and Romanians.
Jacov was wounded but survived and immigrated to Israel as an illegal
immigrant

Any information regarding this family will be accepted with gratitude.


Ze'ev Sharon
Kiriat-Ata Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Transnistria deportation list from Dorohoi #romania

Monica Talmor
 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible for this list to now be
available to the public. I want to point out, however, that is it only a
fraction of the total number of deportees, even if one takes into account
the un-named persons. It is my understanding that about 15,000 people were
sent to Transnistria >from Dorohoi, with only about half of then returning
alive. This list is about 3200 persons. Several of my husband's family
members were deported, but I didn't find a single one of them listed here.
So just because you don't find someone in this list, it doesn't mean they
weren't deported.

Monica Talmor
Hamden, CT


Pictures of tombstones in Chevra Kadisha, Johannesburg #southafrica

Assaf Urieli <assaf@...>
 

Hi all,

I recently found a record for my grandfather, Uriel ABRAMOV, on the
JOWBR database http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
He was buried in the Chevra Kadisha cemetary in Johannesburg.
I was wondering if the person who compiled the information for the
Chevra Kadisha cemetary also took digital photos of the tombstones, and
if so, how to go about getting a copy.

Best regards,
Assaf Urieli
Toulouse, France

Researching:

RABINOVITCH: Mariampol (Marijampole, Lithuania), Taragin/Torigin (Tauragnai, Lithuania)
JAFFE/YAFFE: Prague (Praha, Czech Republic), Karelichy (Belarus), Turets (Belarus)
MEVSOS: Mariampol (Marijampole, Lithuania)
YOSELOVITCH: Shavl (Siauliai, Lithuania), Mazheik (Mazeikiai, Lithuania), Germany
SCHUTZ or SCHULTZ: Shavl (Siauliai, Lithuania), South Africa
ABRAMOV: Ange/Anje (Dagestan), Petah Tikva (Israel), Johannesburg (South Africa)
SVATITSKY: Pinsk (Belarus), Petah Tikva (Israel)


Lipsa Fleishman #southafrica

Jon Seligman
 

Hello all,

I am looking for information concerning my great-grandmother. Unfortunately
we have almost no details.

Her name was Lipsa Fleishman. She was born in 1864, probably in Lithuanian
Russia, and died in Johannesburg in South Africa in 1934. She married Aaron
Lederman of Shadova (Seduva) in Lithuania. They have six children, five
born in Shadova, before their emigration to South Africa around 1905, and
the last in South Africa.

Lipsa’s fathers name was Issac. We do not know in which town she was born.
I have failed to trace a Fleishman family in Shadova till now.

If any of this rings a bell please contact me privately.


Jon Seligman
Zur Hadassa, Israel.

researching:
SELIGMAN / ZELIKMAN in Slobodka; LEDERMAN in Seduva; FLEISHMAN; JOFFE /
SCHWARTZMAN/YACHAD in Kraslava; GILLIS in Kretinga; SANDMAN in
Koenigsberg, Newcastle; all the above in South Africa.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Pictures of tombstones in Chevra Kadisha, Johannesburg #southafrica

Assaf Urieli <assaf@...>
 

Hi all,

I recently found a record for my grandfather, Uriel ABRAMOV, on the
JOWBR database http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
He was buried in the Chevra Kadisha cemetary in Johannesburg.
I was wondering if the person who compiled the information for the
Chevra Kadisha cemetary also took digital photos of the tombstones, and
if so, how to go about getting a copy.

Best regards,
Assaf Urieli
Toulouse, France

Researching:

RABINOVITCH: Mariampol (Marijampole, Lithuania), Taragin/Torigin (Tauragnai, Lithuania)
JAFFE/YAFFE: Prague (Praha, Czech Republic), Karelichy (Belarus), Turets (Belarus)
MEVSOS: Mariampol (Marijampole, Lithuania)
YOSELOVITCH: Shavl (Siauliai, Lithuania), Mazheik (Mazeikiai, Lithuania), Germany
SCHUTZ or SCHULTZ: Shavl (Siauliai, Lithuania), South Africa
ABRAMOV: Ange/Anje (Dagestan), Petah Tikva (Israel), Johannesburg (South Africa)
SVATITSKY: Pinsk (Belarus), Petah Tikva (Israel)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Lipsa Fleishman #southafrica

Jon Seligman
 

Hello all,

I am looking for information concerning my great-grandmother. Unfortunately
we have almost no details.

Her name was Lipsa Fleishman. She was born in 1864, probably in Lithuanian
Russia, and died in Johannesburg in South Africa in 1934. She married Aaron
Lederman of Shadova (Seduva) in Lithuania. They have six children, five
born in Shadova, before their emigration to South Africa around 1905, and
the last in South Africa.

Lipsa’s fathers name was Issac. We do not know in which town she was born.
I have failed to trace a Fleishman family in Shadova till now.

If any of this rings a bell please contact me privately.


Jon Seligman
Zur Hadassa, Israel.

researching:
SELIGMAN / ZELIKMAN in Slobodka; LEDERMAN in Seduva; FLEISHMAN; JOFFE /
SCHWARTZMAN/YACHAD in Kraslava; GILLIS in Kretinga; SANDMAN in
Koenigsberg, Newcastle; all the above in South Africa.


Holocaust Museum in Cape Town #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I have received a few very interesting enquiries
about the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, since
my report on the Memorial Siren in Cape Town
on Holocaust Day, i.e. Yom Hashoa.

It would be a good idea for SIG members
to note the website address of the Holocaust
Museum in Cape Town as follows.

www.museums.org.za/ctholocaust

Beryl Baleson.
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Holocaust Museum in Cape Town #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I have received a few very interesting enquiries
about the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, since
my report on the Memorial Siren in Cape Town
on Holocaust Day, i.e. Yom Hashoa.

It would be a good idea for SIG members
to note the website address of the Holocaust
Museum in Cape Town as follows.

www.museums.org.za/ctholocaust

Beryl Baleson.
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Rabbi Joske SKOLNIK from Tarnobrzeg/Dzikow #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I would appreciate if anyone out there has any imformation on Rabbi
Joske SKOLNIK of Tarnobrzeg (1757 and before) if they would share it
with me. It has to be in English or translated.
Respond privately, Please
Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Joske SKOLNIK from Tarnobrzeg/Dzikow #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I would appreciate if anyone out there has any imformation on Rabbi
Joske SKOLNIK of Tarnobrzeg (1757 and before) if they would share it
with me. It has to be in English or translated.
Respond privately, Please
Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.