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Re: Help finding family in Dnipropetrovsk or Khmelnytska, Ukraine #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Henoch Duboff asked about a MAILSHANKER family in Dnipropetrovsk or
Khmelnytska, Ukraine. If you do a soundex search for MAILSHANKER at
JRI-Poland, you will find possible Polish spellings of the surname, such as
MELSZENKIER. There was also a B. MELSZYNKIER working in Sejny, Bialostock
woj. in 1930.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Help finding family in Dnipropetrovsk or Khmelnytska, Ukraine #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Henoch Duboff asked about a MAILSHANKER family in Dnipropetrovsk or
Khmelnytska, Ukraine. If you do a soundex search for MAILSHANKER at
JRI-Poland, you will find possible Polish spellings of the surname, such as
MELSZENKIER. There was also a B. MELSZYNKIER working in Sejny, Bialostock
woj. in 1930.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: Borislav Jewish Cemetery (WEGNER family) #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 9:57 PM -0700 5/8/06, Pamela Weisberger wrote:
Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery
still in existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a
Jewish burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me
privately unless the information is of interest to the group. If
you have any photographs please include them.
If by chance anyone can supply information about burials at this
cemetery, my husband and I would liketo know about any burial
listings or stone inscriptions for the surname WEGNER

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Borislav Jewish Cemetery (WEGNER family) #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 9:57 PM -0700 5/8/06, Pamela Weisberger wrote:
Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery
still in existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a
Jewish burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me
privately unless the information is of interest to the group. If
you have any photographs please include them.
If by chance anyone can supply information about burials at this
cemetery, my husband and I would liketo know about any burial
listings or stone inscriptions for the surname WEGNER

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


Re: Cities of Sabile and Goldingen: Courland, Lativa #latvia #courland

A.M.Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

Louise,

Here are some numbers for Goldingen taken >from a history summary that
appears on a modern Kuldiga map. In the 1897 census, the total
population was 9720, including 1368 Jews (about 14%). The total
population was 8072 in 1881 and 4601 in 1863, but I'm afraid I don't
have the Jewish statistics for those years. Sabile was (and still is)
much smaller, but I don't have any statistics for it either.

Regards,
Bramie Lenhoff

On May 8, 2006, at 7:33 PM, cabsha1@aol.com wrote:

Hello,

How can I find the Jewish population as compared with the general
population of the cities of Sabile and Goldingen in approximately 1875
and 1900?

Thanks so much,
Louise Hajdenberg


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Cities of Sabile and Goldingen: Courland, Lativa #courland #latvia

A.M.Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

Louise,

Here are some numbers for Goldingen taken >from a history summary that
appears on a modern Kuldiga map. In the 1897 census, the total
population was 9720, including 1368 Jews (about 14%). The total
population was 8072 in 1881 and 4601 in 1863, but I'm afraid I don't
have the Jewish statistics for those years. Sabile was (and still is)
much smaller, but I don't have any statistics for it either.

Regards,
Bramie Lenhoff

On May 8, 2006, at 7:33 PM, cabsha1@aol.com wrote:

Hello,

How can I find the Jewish population as compared with the general
population of the cities of Sabile and Goldingen in approximately 1875
and 1900?

Thanks so much,
Louise Hajdenberg


Re: Vysokoye #belarus

joyweave
 

Hi Adar,

You are right that there were many towns called Vysokoye. I've been
told that it means "upper," so originally it would usually have been
part of a longer name. My maternal ancestors came >from the one that is
now in Belarus in the Brest District of Grodno Gubernia. The border
with Poland was pretty fluid over the years, so sometimes the shtetl was
in Poland and sometimes in Russia. Depending on the language of the
time, it was called by various names: Vysoke- Litovsk, Wisoko-
Litewskie, etc. The name meant that it was the upper (higher ground
level?) part of a settlement of Litvaks dating back to when Lithuania
ruled all the way down into that region. And this was a very heavily
Jewish town.

There were a couple of others which seem to have been heavily Jewish as
well. I don't know as much about them, but I've seen references to them
in Ellis Island Manifests. I recall that one had a second part of the
name that started with M and the other with D. I think if you Google
various spellings like Vysoke, Visoko, Wysoki, Wisoky, etc., you will
probably find sites that discuss them.

I've been doing a project, trying to find everyone who came through
Ellis Island >from Vysoke-Litovsk, so if you know when your ancestors
came over and give me their surnames, I might find them on my list. So
far I've got 10 pages of names.

Joy Weaver

POLAND (Krasnik, Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rosenel./
BELARUS (Wisoke-Litovsk, Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg,
Petruskitz/ Petritzki?, Deibach.

Adar Belinkoff wrote:


I recently found a reference to my mother's family name >from the town
of Vysokoye. However there are 14 Vysokoyes listed in the
ShtetlSeeker, all in an area roughly 235 miles east to west and 330
miles north to south in Belarus and Poland. I believe the town is
Wysokie in Polish. What is the meaning of the name and does anyone
know why there would be so many? Were any of them centers of Jewish
population?

Adar Belinkoff, Claremont, CA


FW: Research Journal/To-Do Items/Excel sheet/Template?? #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Like many of us, I'm drowning in little notes, torn pieces of paper, piles
of extracted handwritten data, bulging file cabinets, etc. No way to keep
track of sources, results, etc. Sometimes I find myself re-examining
archival files that I forgot after seeing them 15-20 years ago!
"Genealogical Alzheimer's"

Let's say I plan a trip to Polish archives in, say, Poznan, Pila, Leszno,
Gdansk, Kalisz, Konin, etc to search for material on Sepolno, Lobsens,
Rawicz, Leszno, Kolo, and families LEWINSKI, DANCYGIER, ISRAELSKI,
SALOMONSOHN, WARMBRUN, ETC, ETC.

It occurred to me to make a simple Excel sortable database with columns
like: Archive; Locality; My [paper] file; Family name; Subject; LDS Film;
Date; Date done. Then jam in everything -weeks of work- and then be able to
sort by up to three priorities any combination of those columns. Then add
colors, flags, etc, for emphasis.

Then it occurred to me that surely my wheel was already invented by smarter
people than I.

So, who can suggest the best existing programs or templates, either
home-made or commercially available. I'll bet that many of you have
developed and evolved an Excel database model that really works well.

If the moderator permits, post it in the digest for all to see, including
me!

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send replies privately. If Jim is willing to sum up the
different ideas in a single message, we will consider it for posting.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Vysokoye #belarus

joyweave
 

Hi Adar,

You are right that there were many towns called Vysokoye. I've been
told that it means "upper," so originally it would usually have been
part of a longer name. My maternal ancestors came >from the one that is
now in Belarus in the Brest District of Grodno Gubernia. The border
with Poland was pretty fluid over the years, so sometimes the shtetl was
in Poland and sometimes in Russia. Depending on the language of the
time, it was called by various names: Vysoke- Litovsk, Wisoko-
Litewskie, etc. The name meant that it was the upper (higher ground
level?) part of a settlement of Litvaks dating back to when Lithuania
ruled all the way down into that region. And this was a very heavily
Jewish town.

There were a couple of others which seem to have been heavily Jewish as
well. I don't know as much about them, but I've seen references to them
in Ellis Island Manifests. I recall that one had a second part of the
name that started with M and the other with D. I think if you Google
various spellings like Vysoke, Visoko, Wysoki, Wisoky, etc., you will
probably find sites that discuss them.

I've been doing a project, trying to find everyone who came through
Ellis Island >from Vysoke-Litovsk, so if you know when your ancestors
came over and give me their surnames, I might find them on my list. So
far I've got 10 pages of names.

Joy Weaver

POLAND (Krasnik, Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rosenel./
BELARUS (Wisoke-Litovsk, Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg,
Petruskitz/ Petritzki?, Deibach.

Adar Belinkoff wrote:


I recently found a reference to my mother's family name >from the town
of Vysokoye. However there are 14 Vysokoyes listed in the
ShtetlSeeker, all in an area roughly 235 miles east to west and 330
miles north to south in Belarus and Poland. I believe the town is
Wysokie in Polish. What is the meaning of the name and does anyone
know why there would be so many? Were any of them centers of Jewish
population?

Adar Belinkoff, Claremont, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FW: Research Journal/To-Do Items/Excel sheet/Template?? #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Like many of us, I'm drowning in little notes, torn pieces of paper, piles
of extracted handwritten data, bulging file cabinets, etc. No way to keep
track of sources, results, etc. Sometimes I find myself re-examining
archival files that I forgot after seeing them 15-20 years ago!
"Genealogical Alzheimer's"

Let's say I plan a trip to Polish archives in, say, Poznan, Pila, Leszno,
Gdansk, Kalisz, Konin, etc to search for material on Sepolno, Lobsens,
Rawicz, Leszno, Kolo, and families LEWINSKI, DANCYGIER, ISRAELSKI,
SALOMONSOHN, WARMBRUN, ETC, ETC.

It occurred to me to make a simple Excel sortable database with columns
like: Archive; Locality; My [paper] file; Family name; Subject; LDS Film;
Date; Date done. Then jam in everything -weeks of work- and then be able to
sort by up to three priorities any combination of those columns. Then add
colors, flags, etc, for emphasis.

Then it occurred to me that surely my wheel was already invented by smarter
people than I.

So, who can suggest the best existing programs or templates, either
home-made or commercially available. I'll bet that many of you have
developed and evolved an Excel database model that really works well.

If the moderator permits, post it in the digest for all to see, including
me!

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send replies privately. If Jim is willing to sum up the
different ideas in a single message, we will consider it for posting.


Bad Aarolsen Holocaust Records; Holocaust Compensation Claims #general

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

In yesterday's Palm Beach Post there was an article stating that the
German government and the Red Cross would finally allow public access to
millions of Nazi Holocaust records which detail what happened to our
Jewish loved ones, and that such public access would be beneficial for
historical Holocaust research. I am hoping that this access will also
help survivors and survivors' children and grandchildren to file
Holocaust compensation claims against the German Government.

Several years ago I asked the Red Cross' International Holocaust Tracing
Service (ITS) to perform a search on my late father Sydney Kalmanowitz
(born Zelig Kalmanovich in Lida, Belarus @ November 1915). My father
died when I was 15 >from cancer and I never did get to ask him to recount
the his experiences as a Jewish concentration camp inmate. One of the
few photos that he brought with him were photos taken in March 1946 in
Camp Fohrenwald, a displaced persons camp in the Western zone of
Germany. The two page summary report that I received >from the Red
Cross's International Holocaust Tracing Service took close to five years
to arrive and seemed to describe two persons with the same name --- my
father and famed philologist and Vilna scholar Zelig Kalmanowich (who
was at least 30 years his senior) who perished in Estonia in the
concentration camp Klooga, a sub-camp of the Vaivara concentration camp.
My father emigrated to the US in September 1946 and later became a US
citizen.

I asked the Red Cross to redo the search because, as a retired librarian
I found the summary lacking in not citing the source of each brief fact
outlined in the report. Citing the source of a fact is as important as
the fact itself. I told the Red Cross that I believed the ITS report
described two different individuals. I gave the Red Cross a hefty
donation and am still waiting since 2001 for a new ITS report.

My concern is that my father never received any compensation >from the
German government for having been incarcerated in various concentration
camps, and for the death of his immediate family at the hands of the
Nazis. In my research about my father I found out that he might have
served in the Polish Army before Lida, Belarus became part of the former
Soviet Union, and that later he served in one of the Jewish brigades of
the Red Army, becoming wounded in March 1943 in Germany. The story I
heard >from my late mother was that he was interned in Buchenwald
(confirmed by the ITS report) and had to survive by his wits and keep it
from being known that he was also Jewish. I have a brief recollection
that my father sued the German Government for having his teeth knocked
out by the SS and that the case was thrown out of court.

If release of the Bad Aarolsen records enables me to obtain more
detailed information on my father's incarceration in Nazi concentration
camps, I would like to be able to refile a claim against the German
Government on my father's behalf. That is if the statute of limitations
has not expired. Are there any organizations in the US that could be of
assistance to me in filing a claim? Are there any reliable researchers
that I could hire to do the research at Bad Aarolsen on my behalf and
speed up the process?

I also heard >from my father's elderly cousin Chaim Basist (born in Lida,
now living in Israel) that the Lithuanian Government was paying
reparations to the families of Holocaust survivors. My cousin said that
my sister and I were the only known direct descendants of my Aunt and
Uncle who perished in Vilna. Since I didn't know until recently what my
aunt's married name was --- Adelson -- this could be welcome news.
Thanks to Jewishgen's Vilnius Ghetto List I found an address in Vilna
for Mirjam Adelson, spouse Motel, son Chaim, and two other Adelson
relatives on Ligonines 6 -1. I don't know if Mirjam Kalmanowich was
married in Lida or in Vilna. I've been told that most if not all Vital
Records >from Lida were destroyed by the Nazis. I don't have any other
documentation regarding my father's sister other than several photos
taken when my father was a child with his older siblings, and not all of
them are labeled, and my father's cousin's recollections about his late
cousins. Any help would be appreciated.

Miriam Klepper
Delray Beach, FL

MODERATTOR NOTE: All names of companies and researchers should be sent privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bad Aarolsen Holocaust Records; Holocaust Compensation Claims #general

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

In yesterday's Palm Beach Post there was an article stating that the
German government and the Red Cross would finally allow public access to
millions of Nazi Holocaust records which detail what happened to our
Jewish loved ones, and that such public access would be beneficial for
historical Holocaust research. I am hoping that this access will also
help survivors and survivors' children and grandchildren to file
Holocaust compensation claims against the German Government.

Several years ago I asked the Red Cross' International Holocaust Tracing
Service (ITS) to perform a search on my late father Sydney Kalmanowitz
(born Zelig Kalmanovich in Lida, Belarus @ November 1915). My father
died when I was 15 >from cancer and I never did get to ask him to recount
the his experiences as a Jewish concentration camp inmate. One of the
few photos that he brought with him were photos taken in March 1946 in
Camp Fohrenwald, a displaced persons camp in the Western zone of
Germany. The two page summary report that I received >from the Red
Cross's International Holocaust Tracing Service took close to five years
to arrive and seemed to describe two persons with the same name --- my
father and famed philologist and Vilna scholar Zelig Kalmanowich (who
was at least 30 years his senior) who perished in Estonia in the
concentration camp Klooga, a sub-camp of the Vaivara concentration camp.
My father emigrated to the US in September 1946 and later became a US
citizen.

I asked the Red Cross to redo the search because, as a retired librarian
I found the summary lacking in not citing the source of each brief fact
outlined in the report. Citing the source of a fact is as important as
the fact itself. I told the Red Cross that I believed the ITS report
described two different individuals. I gave the Red Cross a hefty
donation and am still waiting since 2001 for a new ITS report.

My concern is that my father never received any compensation >from the
German government for having been incarcerated in various concentration
camps, and for the death of his immediate family at the hands of the
Nazis. In my research about my father I found out that he might have
served in the Polish Army before Lida, Belarus became part of the former
Soviet Union, and that later he served in one of the Jewish brigades of
the Red Army, becoming wounded in March 1943 in Germany. The story I
heard >from my late mother was that he was interned in Buchenwald
(confirmed by the ITS report) and had to survive by his wits and keep it
from being known that he was also Jewish. I have a brief recollection
that my father sued the German Government for having his teeth knocked
out by the SS and that the case was thrown out of court.

If release of the Bad Aarolsen records enables me to obtain more
detailed information on my father's incarceration in Nazi concentration
camps, I would like to be able to refile a claim against the German
Government on my father's behalf. That is if the statute of limitations
has not expired. Are there any organizations in the US that could be of
assistance to me in filing a claim? Are there any reliable researchers
that I could hire to do the research at Bad Aarolsen on my behalf and
speed up the process?

I also heard >from my father's elderly cousin Chaim Basist (born in Lida,
now living in Israel) that the Lithuanian Government was paying
reparations to the families of Holocaust survivors. My cousin said that
my sister and I were the only known direct descendants of my Aunt and
Uncle who perished in Vilna. Since I didn't know until recently what my
aunt's married name was --- Adelson -- this could be welcome news.
Thanks to Jewishgen's Vilnius Ghetto List I found an address in Vilna
for Mirjam Adelson, spouse Motel, son Chaim, and two other Adelson
relatives on Ligonines 6 -1. I don't know if Mirjam Kalmanowich was
married in Lida or in Vilna. I've been told that most if not all Vital
Records >from Lida were destroyed by the Nazis. I don't have any other
documentation regarding my father's sister other than several photos
taken when my father was a child with his older siblings, and not all of
them are labeled, and my father's cousin's recollections about his late
cousins. Any help would be appreciated.

Miriam Klepper
Delray Beach, FL

MODERATTOR NOTE: All names of companies and researchers should be sent privately.


Hebrew translation JOWBR-Slovakia grave please #general

Rakoff125
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsearch~model~[jowbr]j_SLOVAKIA
_2_RECNUM4518

I can't copy the picture but it is the grave of Rachel Langer in Sabinov
that I found through JOWBR resources. Would somebody please send me [privately]
the translation of the text on the gravestone? thank you.

Is there a reason the grave pictures are not able to be copied?
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-
Galati; GELLMAN-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM- Horodenka,
Galicia, POLASCEK-Kosice, RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka,
Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation JOWBR-Slovakia grave please #general

Rakoff125
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsearch~model~[jowbr]j_SLOVAKIA
_2_RECNUM4518

I can't copy the picture but it is the grave of Rachel Langer in Sabinov
that I found through JOWBR resources. Would somebody please send me [privately]
the translation of the text on the gravestone? thank you.

Is there a reason the grave pictures are not able to be copied?
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-
Galati; GELLMAN-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y
Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM- Horodenka,
Galicia, POLASCEK-Kosice, RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka,
Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Re: X-Message-Number: 2, May 8, re Vysokoye #belarus

Howard Wesoky <hwesoky@...>
 

In regards to Adar Belinkoff's question of May 8, I was told that my family
name, Wesoky, means "long" or "tall" in some eastern European languages.
And, in fact, while visiting Cracow, Poland two years ago, my wife and I
stumbled upon a bank building that was formally the high synagogue and
incorporated a name similar to Wesoky. It was certainly a pleasure to have
my name pronounced correctly throughout that part of the world.

My father believed that his father came >from Minsk; however, Minsk is, of
course, a region as well as a city. Therefore, I've felt that my
grandfather may have come >from one of the many Vysokoyes that Adar Belinkoff
notes. I believe that all with the family name spelled Wesoky are related
because of an incident or incidents at a port of entry. This information
does not directly help Mr. Belinkoff, but it does certainly indicate that
there are possibly many others with similar questions of genealogy.

Howard Wesoky
Springfield, VA
hwesoky@verizon.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: X-Message-Number: 2, May 8, re Vysokoye #belarus

Howard Wesoky <hwesoky@...>
 

In regards to Adar Belinkoff's question of May 8, I was told that my family
name, Wesoky, means "long" or "tall" in some eastern European languages.
And, in fact, while visiting Cracow, Poland two years ago, my wife and I
stumbled upon a bank building that was formally the high synagogue and
incorporated a name similar to Wesoky. It was certainly a pleasure to have
my name pronounced correctly throughout that part of the world.

My father believed that his father came >from Minsk; however, Minsk is, of
course, a region as well as a city. Therefore, I've felt that my
grandfather may have come >from one of the many Vysokoyes that Adar Belinkoff
notes. I believe that all with the family name spelled Wesoky are related
because of an incident or incidents at a port of entry. This information
does not directly help Mr. Belinkoff, but it does certainly indicate that
there are possibly many others with similar questions of genealogy.

Howard Wesoky
Springfield, VA
hwesoky@verizon.net


Borislav Jewish Cemetery #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery still in
existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

We've been contacted by someone who says there is a cemetery with about 300
headstones, which we would be interested in documenting, but there seems to
be some uncertainty if this truly exists...or if it is a Jewish cemetery.

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a Jewish
burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me privately unless the
information is of interest to the group. If you have any photographs please
include them.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Borislav Jewish Cemetery #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is trying to find out if there is a Jewish cemetery still in
existence in Borislav, Ukraine (about 5 km >from Drohobycz.)

We've been contacted by someone who says there is a cemetery with about 300
headstones, which we would be interested in documenting, but there seems to
be some uncertainty if this truly exists...or if it is a Jewish cemetery.

If you have traveled to Borislav recently and have knowledge of a Jewish
burial grounds in or around the town, please contact me privately unless the
information is of interest to the group. If you have any photographs please
include them.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Dorohoi and Transnistria #romania

Marcel Bratu <marcelbratu@...>
 

Concerning Monica Talmor estimate of the Jews deported in Transnistria in
1942 (15,000) >from Dorohoi I want to add : in 1942 lived in Dorohoi
6,500-7,000 Jews >from a total population of 14,000. One of them was my self
with my family.But many escaped deportation : -Some Jews ran away
South of Dorohoi County.-Others were operated for non urgent surgical
conditions and remained in town with their family. Among them were my father
and my sister in law and in this way we remained in Dorohoi. The surgeon of
the Comunal Hospital, Dr. Popovici, operated day and night only to acumulate
a big amount of money. It was a gossip that he bought a big ship with the
Jews money.- Some of the Jewish families obtained some "Certificates " >from
the committee incharged with the deportations ( Mayor Pascu and Pharm.
Timus ) to remain in town. This certificates were payed with a lot of
money. -And finally, thanks to Dr. Filderman, the leader of the Jews >from
Romania, who obtain the cancelation of the last group to depart, >from the
Marshal Antonescu, the chief of Romania.He convinced the Marshal that the
Dorohoi County was never in Bucovina. Therefore, >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria much less than 7,000 local Jews. But >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria the Jews >from the County of Dorohoi, those >from Saveni,
Mihaileni, Darabani, Mamornita, Varfu Campului, Ibanesti, etc.because only
in Dorohoi was a railroad station. Monica Talmor included in her estimation
all the Jews >from Dorohoi County who departed >from Dorohoi. I don't have
statistical data about the number of Jews who left >from Dorohoi but probably
there are. I will try to find them if I can.I think Monica is not far >from
the truth. Dr.Marcel Bratu, Hamden CT


Romania SIG #Romania Dorohoi and Transnistria #romania

Marcel Bratu <marcelbratu@...>
 

Concerning Monica Talmor estimate of the Jews deported in Transnistria in
1942 (15,000) >from Dorohoi I want to add : in 1942 lived in Dorohoi
6,500-7,000 Jews >from a total population of 14,000. One of them was my self
with my family.But many escaped deportation : -Some Jews ran away
South of Dorohoi County.-Others were operated for non urgent surgical
conditions and remained in town with their family. Among them were my father
and my sister in law and in this way we remained in Dorohoi. The surgeon of
the Comunal Hospital, Dr. Popovici, operated day and night only to acumulate
a big amount of money. It was a gossip that he bought a big ship with the
Jews money.- Some of the Jewish families obtained some "Certificates " >from
the committee incharged with the deportations ( Mayor Pascu and Pharm.
Timus ) to remain in town. This certificates were payed with a lot of
money. -And finally, thanks to Dr. Filderman, the leader of the Jews >from
Romania, who obtain the cancelation of the last group to depart, >from the
Marshal Antonescu, the chief of Romania.He convinced the Marshal that the
Dorohoi County was never in Bucovina. Therefore, >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria much less than 7,000 local Jews. But >from Dorohoi left for
Transnistria the Jews >from the County of Dorohoi, those >from Saveni,
Mihaileni, Darabani, Mamornita, Varfu Campului, Ibanesti, etc.because only
in Dorohoi was a railroad station. Monica Talmor included in her estimation
all the Jews >from Dorohoi County who departed >from Dorohoi. I don't have
statistical data about the number of Jews who left >from Dorohoi but probably
there are. I will try to find them if I can.I think Monica is not far >from
the truth. Dr.Marcel Bratu, Hamden CT