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Holocaust Museum in Cape Town #general

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

As some Holocaust Survivors managed to
get into South Africa at the end of World War II,
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, >from people
looking for Family as well as second generation members
of Holocaust Survivors.

The website address and details of the Holocaust
Museum in Cape Town is as follows.

http://www.ctholocaust.co.za/

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


thank you + more #general

No Name <janglo_cruise@...>
 

Hi,

I wanted to thank all the kind genner's out there who
offered to help me with my recent request for a ship
manifest lookup. Many people offered to help. Some
people actually found a link on a commercial website.
However, when they tried to view the actual manifest
they got a different ship. I lamented that it's a
shame Steve Morse doesn't have a Missing Ship
Manifests link for this commercial website as we have
with the EIDB.

Low and behold, one of the people helping me wrote to
Steve Morse about this problem and walla: there is
now a new link link on Steve Morse's website for
missing ship manifests for the years 1935-1938 which
can be used when searching a commercial website.

Thanks once again.

Shabbat Shalom,

Malkiel GLASSER
Jerusalem, Israel

Researching:
GLASSER, GLEZER, GLESER: Lygumai, Lithuania --> N.Y., U.S.A. YALON, JALON,
JALUN, YALUN, RUBIN, RYBIN, PIONTNICA: Ostrow Mazowiecka, Brok, Poland --> U.S.A.
PARNAFES (STEIN), PARNESS, ZIPA: Darabani, Romania-->Pittsburgh, U.S.A. and Israel
GREENBERG, JAUKEL, GORDON, KAISERMAN: Kiyev, Ukraine--> Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
LAZEBNIK (GINSBURG): Cherkassy, Ukraine --> Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
STABINSKY, PAPIR, PAPIER: Russian Empire (Ukraine?) --> Pittsburgh, U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Museum in Cape Town #general

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

As some Holocaust Survivors managed to
get into South Africa at the end of World War II,
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, >from people
looking for Family as well as second generation members
of Holocaust Survivors.

The website address and details of the Holocaust
Museum in Cape Town is as follows.

http://www.ctholocaust.co.za/

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen thank you + more #general

No Name <janglo_cruise@...>
 

Hi,

I wanted to thank all the kind genner's out there who
offered to help me with my recent request for a ship
manifest lookup. Many people offered to help. Some
people actually found a link on a commercial website.
However, when they tried to view the actual manifest
they got a different ship. I lamented that it's a
shame Steve Morse doesn't have a Missing Ship
Manifests link for this commercial website as we have
with the EIDB.

Low and behold, one of the people helping me wrote to
Steve Morse about this problem and walla: there is
now a new link link on Steve Morse's website for
missing ship manifests for the years 1935-1938 which
can be used when searching a commercial website.

Thanks once again.

Shabbat Shalom,

Malkiel GLASSER
Jerusalem, Israel

Researching:
GLASSER, GLEZER, GLESER: Lygumai, Lithuania --> N.Y., U.S.A. YALON, JALON,
JALUN, YALUN, RUBIN, RYBIN, PIONTNICA: Ostrow Mazowiecka, Brok, Poland --> U.S.A.
PARNAFES (STEIN), PARNESS, ZIPA: Darabani, Romania-->Pittsburgh, U.S.A. and Israel
GREENBERG, JAUKEL, GORDON, KAISERMAN: Kiyev, Ukraine--> Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
LAZEBNIK (GINSBURG): Cherkassy, Ukraine --> Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
STABINSKY, PAPIR, PAPIER: Russian Empire (Ukraine?) --> Pittsburgh, U.S.A.


Re: Web etiquette for posting family trees #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Simon Tardell" <simon@tardell.se> wrote

Sue Hillman of Glasgow, Scotland wrote:

I am thinking about laoding my family tree onto the web. Do I have to
get permission >from each of the living family members?
Yes. The (member state implementation of the) data protection directive
(EU directive 95/46/EG of 24 October 1995, see
http://europa.eu.int/comm/justice_home/fsj/privacy/) applies. You can only
process other people's personal data if you have their consent, or if it
is for a strictly private purpose (publishing on the web is per definition
not), or if it is for a purpose which you are required by law (e.g.
bookkeeping). Genealogical data is extremely sensitive.

The data protection agency in Sweden ruled recently that while personal
data for dead people are not protected, data about dead people could imply
data about living people (e.g. if you publish that a dead person with an
uncommon name is jewish, you are implying that living people with the same
name are jewish, and hence is the data on that dead person to be
considered personal data about living people which would require you to
get the consent of all living descendants with the same name before
publishing that data). The UK implementation of the data protection
directive probably differs in details >from the Swedish implementation, but
still.
I am a bit surprised at what Simon says regarding someone dead with an
unusual name as this would appear to be the basis of all online searching -
concluding that someone might be a relative or an ancestor >from the
information given about the person.

As a rider to what has already been said about the publication of
information that all the people on the tree would need to be asked their
specific permission regarding publication - another question is whether
permission for children's information can be given by someone else.

For this very reason I never give information - other than possibly names -
of living relatives when passing to others my family-trees. I have lots of
information that I have been passed by others on their database, about
living people whose permission will never have been asked for that - let
alone for publication!

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Web etiquette for posting family trees #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Simon Tardell" <simon@tardell.se> wrote

Sue Hillman of Glasgow, Scotland wrote:

I am thinking about laoding my family tree onto the web. Do I have to
get permission >from each of the living family members?
Yes. The (member state implementation of the) data protection directive
(EU directive 95/46/EG of 24 October 1995, see
http://europa.eu.int/comm/justice_home/fsj/privacy/) applies. You can only
process other people's personal data if you have their consent, or if it
is for a strictly private purpose (publishing on the web is per definition
not), or if it is for a purpose which you are required by law (e.g.
bookkeeping). Genealogical data is extremely sensitive.

The data protection agency in Sweden ruled recently that while personal
data for dead people are not protected, data about dead people could imply
data about living people (e.g. if you publish that a dead person with an
uncommon name is jewish, you are implying that living people with the same
name are jewish, and hence is the data on that dead person to be
considered personal data about living people which would require you to
get the consent of all living descendants with the same name before
publishing that data). The UK implementation of the data protection
directive probably differs in details >from the Swedish implementation, but
still.
I am a bit surprised at what Simon says regarding someone dead with an
unusual name as this would appear to be the basis of all online searching -
concluding that someone might be a relative or an ancestor >from the
information given about the person.

As a rider to what has already been said about the publication of
information that all the people on the tree would need to be asked their
specific permission regarding publication - another question is whether
permission for children's information can be given by someone else.

For this very reason I never give information - other than possibly names -
of living relatives when passing to others my family-trees. I have lots of
information that I have been passed by others on their database, about
living people whose permission will never have been asked for that - let
alone for publication!

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


WEISS family -- found! #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Last night I received >from Avrum Geller an entire run-down of my missing
WEISS family. Birthdates, addresses, phone numbers. I spoke on the phone
to my second cousins and we already exchanged emails.

Thanks, Avrum, and thanks to the many others who did look-ups, sent ideas
and tips.I reprint here his method, published in the Discussion Group Digest
of May 4th:

"This is an easy search using Stephen Morse search engines. First, using
"Birthdays and Related Persons" enter Mildred WEISS AND New York (state),
search, and scan the list until you see a related group with Mildred, Mark,
and Richard (and -- although deceased -- Melvin is listed too). Note the
age of each individual and the town(s). [By searching each name
individually, you can also obtain each exact birthdate]. Next, using
"Birthdays and Addresses" put in the birth year and search each name again.
Note the towns and phones. Next, using "Phonebook lookups" put in the name
and the town and run it again to ascertain that the address and phone you
have found is the current listing. This provides valid information on
address and phone for Richard J. WEISS in Port Washington, NY and for Mark
R. WEISS in Princeton Junction, NJ. [Mildred was not as readily found -- it
is, of course, easier to find phone listings under men's names than women's
names]."

Jim Bennett
Haifa


Srul FRYDEL and Icek JAKUBOWICZ #poland #lodz

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Dear Friends,

My mother's birth record, registered on January 1921, include two witnesses:

Icek JAKUBOWICZ, age 32, lithographer, and Srul FRYDEL, age 21, painter.

I wonder if these were professional witnesses or family friends.

If any of you encountered records >from Lodz >from circa 1921
with the above names, or know the above people, I would be glad to know.

Many thanks and Shabbat Shalom

Orit Lavi
Tsukey-Yam, Israel


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the
train to your summer home or to take off for the beach, please
look at the Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some
very exciting talks and events planned that morning that you
won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than
keeping everyone awake until midnight every night to attend
them, we opted to schedule a full morning of sessions on
Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary,
Greece, Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep
dark secrets about the criminals in your family's past, or find
other "Jews in the news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your
research, or conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn
more about Shoah victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes
to be spelled that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became
"suddenly Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about
Friday's sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The
Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi
Guber requests that registrants bring family items, documents,
photos, and ephemera to the conference. He and a panel will
help determine when and >from where the items originated and any
other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please
remember to bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit
Coordinator www.jgsny2006.org registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEISS family -- found! #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Last night I received >from Avrum Geller an entire run-down of my missing
WEISS family. Birthdates, addresses, phone numbers. I spoke on the phone
to my second cousins and we already exchanged emails.

Thanks, Avrum, and thanks to the many others who did look-ups, sent ideas
and tips.I reprint here his method, published in the Discussion Group Digest
of May 4th:

"This is an easy search using Stephen Morse search engines. First, using
"Birthdays and Related Persons" enter Mildred WEISS AND New York (state),
search, and scan the list until you see a related group with Mildred, Mark,
and Richard (and -- although deceased -- Melvin is listed too). Note the
age of each individual and the town(s). [By searching each name
individually, you can also obtain each exact birthdate]. Next, using
"Birthdays and Addresses" put in the birth year and search each name again.
Note the towns and phones. Next, using "Phonebook lookups" put in the name
and the town and run it again to ascertain that the address and phone you
have found is the current listing. This provides valid information on
address and phone for Richard J. WEISS in Port Washington, NY and for Mark
R. WEISS in Princeton Junction, NJ. [Mildred was not as readily found -- it
is, of course, easier to find phone listings under men's names than women's
names]."

Jim Bennett
Haifa


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Srul FRYDEL and Icek JAKUBOWICZ #lodz #poland

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Dear Friends,

My mother's birth record, registered on January 1921, include two witnesses:

Icek JAKUBOWICZ, age 32, lithographer, and Srul FRYDEL, age 21, painter.

I wonder if these were professional witnesses or family friends.

If any of you encountered records >from Lodz >from circa 1921
with the above names, or know the above people, I would be glad to know.

Many thanks and Shabbat Shalom

Orit Lavi
Tsukey-Yam, Israel


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the
train to your summer home or to take off for the beach, please
look at the Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some
very exciting talks and events planned that morning that you
won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than
keeping everyone awake until midnight every night to attend
them, we opted to schedule a full morning of sessions on
Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary,
Greece, Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep
dark secrets about the criminals in your family's past, or find
other "Jews in the news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your
research, or conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn
more about Shoah victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes
to be spelled that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became
"suddenly Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about
Friday's sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The
Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi
Guber requests that registrants bring family items, documents,
photos, and ephemera to the conference. He and a panel will
help determine when and >from where the items originated and any
other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please
remember to bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit
Coordinator www.jgsny2006.org registration@jgsny2006.org
Roni@jgsny2006.org


Seeking REINHAUS - Westfalen > Santa Ana, California #usa

melchior <mlchior@...>
 

I am seeking for the descendants of Marcus REINHAUS and Julie (Julchen)
HERZSOHN.

Marcus was born 1813 in Sendenhorst, Westfalen and Julie was born in Schwelm
Westfalen 1825. Marcus settled in Santa Ana, California.

from documents I know they had, at least, 4 children:
Max b.1854, Julius b. 1856, Moritz b. 1858 and Emilie 1860. Regards,

Shlomo Melchior Arad Israel <mlchior@zahav.net.il>


Early American SIG #USA Seeking REINHAUS - Westfalen > Santa Ana, California #usa

melchior <mlchior@...>
 

I am seeking for the descendants of Marcus REINHAUS and Julie (Julchen)
HERZSOHN.

Marcus was born 1813 in Sendenhorst, Westfalen and Julie was born in Schwelm
Westfalen 1825. Marcus settled in Santa Ana, California.

from documents I know they had, at least, 4 children:
Max b.1854, Julius b. 1856, Moritz b. 1858 and Emilie 1860. Regards,

Shlomo Melchior Arad Israel <mlchior@zahav.net.il>


Re: ViewMate help, place name in "Prussia" #germany

Andres J Bonet <andresbonet@...>
 

Dear Judith,

... I think it is written in English, because of "Prussia" and badly
spelled... probably the writer wanted to write in English how it sounded, I
read "Schweiseng" which actually exists as "Schweising".
it sounds too like the existing following towns in Posen:
Scheringen ........................Kreis Schroda, Provinz Posen
Schwersenz ........................Kreis Posen Ost, Provinz Posen
but I think it is very probably... Schweising in CZ
and in CZECH.......Svojsin
it is a very little village....... 450 inhabitants! you'll find much
information in their webpage: http://www.svojsin.cz/en_index.html

[Extended quotation >from the above website deleted by Moderator. We do not
post long quotations >from sources that are available on the Internet.]

SVOJSIN'S HISTORY
We firstly note Svojsin the name in written streams in attribute to Oldrich and
Beneda the brothers of Svojsin (Odalricus et Beneda de Svaysin) in 1176....[snip]

Andrés J. Bonet living around Madrid and Galicia, Spain

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, California <judigenie@yahoo.com> wrote:

While transcribing the burial records for Hills of
Eternity in Colma, California, I came across the birth town of
a Lena KISKEL, b. ca. 1821. I can't make out the town
name, but it looks to me like "Schweisenz," Prussia.
I have posted a photo of the name on ViewMate, no. VM7773,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7773
I am sorry that the letters are blurred but hope someone recognizes this town.
I have also posted this message to jri-poland SIG.


German SIG #Germany RE: ViewMate help, place name in "Prussia" #germany

Andres J Bonet <andresbonet@...>
 

Dear Judith,

... I think it is written in English, because of "Prussia" and badly
spelled... probably the writer wanted to write in English how it sounded, I
read "Schweiseng" which actually exists as "Schweising".
it sounds too like the existing following towns in Posen:
Scheringen ........................Kreis Schroda, Provinz Posen
Schwersenz ........................Kreis Posen Ost, Provinz Posen
but I think it is very probably... Schweising in CZ
and in CZECH.......Svojsin
it is a very little village....... 450 inhabitants! you'll find much
information in their webpage: http://www.svojsin.cz/en_index.html

[Extended quotation >from the above website deleted by Moderator. We do not
post long quotations >from sources that are available on the Internet.]

SVOJSIN'S HISTORY
We firstly note Svojsin the name in written streams in attribute to Oldrich and
Beneda the brothers of Svojsin (Odalricus et Beneda de Svaysin) in 1176....[snip]

Andrés J. Bonet living around Madrid and Galicia, Spain

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, California <judigenie@yahoo.com> wrote:

While transcribing the burial records for Hills of
Eternity in Colma, California, I came across the birth town of
a Lena KISKEL, b. ca. 1821. I can't make out the town
name, but it looks to me like "Schweisenz," Prussia.
I have posted a photo of the name on ViewMate, no. VM7773,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7773
I am sorry that the letters are blurred but hope someone recognizes this town.
I have also posted this message to jri-poland SIG.


SASS or ZWEIG family from Podvolochisk. #ukraine

Guy Gurfinkel <guygurfinkel@...>
 

Hello to all.

Does somebody have information about SASS family or ZWEIG family from
Podvolochisk?

My grandfather, Michael Sass, escaped >from there when the nazis got closer,
and all of his family were probably killed. His father's name is Moshe Zwei=
g,
and his mother's name is Bina Sass. He had a brother, Velvle (Wolf),
and a sister, Perl (Hanna).

As far as I know, Podvolochisk was once a part of Poland,
but today it's a part of Ukraine.

Guy Moshe Gurfinkel,
Israel.

searching: SASS/SAS/ZWEIG/ZWAIG


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine SASS or ZWEIG family from Podvolochisk. #ukraine

Guy Gurfinkel <guygurfinkel@...>
 

Hello to all.

Does somebody have information about SASS family or ZWEIG family from
Podvolochisk?

My grandfather, Michael Sass, escaped >from there when the nazis got closer,
and all of his family were probably killed. His father's name is Moshe Zwei=
g,
and his mother's name is Bina Sass. He had a brother, Velvle (Wolf),
and a sister, Perl (Hanna).

As far as I know, Podvolochisk was once a part of Poland,
but today it's a part of Ukraine.

Guy Moshe Gurfinkel,
Israel.

searching: SASS/SAS/ZWEIG/ZWAIG


Lipsa Fleishman #lithuania

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.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lipsa Fleishman #lithuania

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.