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15th Anniversary JGSPBCI - Final Notice #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County Inc., Florida

www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration Luncheon Meeting response has been
overwhelming!

Final notice for reservations!
When: Sunday, January 29th, 2006
Where: Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, Boca Raton,FL
Time: 11:00 AM: Registration and informal get together on the patio.
11:45 AM: Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephen P. Morse.

TOPIC: One-Step Web Pages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools.
Steve Morse, a renowned,dynamic speaker in the genealogical world, is
welcomed back by popular demand! His presentation covers material of great
value to any serious genealogist.

Directions to Hotel:

from the South:
I-95 North to Palmetto Park Rd., (Exit #44) Exit West (Left). Proceed to
the second stop light (Military Trail). Turn Right. Proceed to the second
stop light (Town Center Road). Turn Right. Proceed past the next stop sign
and continue on the road as it curves Left. You are now at the front
entrance of the Boca Raton Marriott.

from the North:
I-95 South to Palmetto Park Road (Exit #44) Exit West (Right). Proceed to
the second stop light (Military Trail) Turn Right. Proceed to the second
stop light (Town Center Road). Turn Right. Proceed past the next stop sign
and continue on the road as it curves left. You are now at the front
entrance of the Boca Raton Marriott.

from the West:
Glades Road East to Butts Road Intersection. Turn Right onto Butts Road.
Proceed to the end of the road (approximately ½ mile). Turn Left. Proceed
past the next stop light and continue on the road as it curves Left. You are
now at the front entrance of the Boca Raton Marriott.

Parking: Self parking is free. Handicapped Parking spaces free to
sticker/tag holders. Valet parking $5.00.

Information and reservations: Joan Sarasky jgsarasky@...
or Betty Perloe bnp1925@...

Dennis Rice, President drtigers@...
Jacqueline Fineblit, E-mail coordinator jsfine@...


Russian Jewish Names #general

Jules Levin
 

Dear Genners,

Several weeks ago the opinion was offered that certain Biblical names were
forbidden to Jews in Russia because they were used by Orthodox Russians.
This seemed extremely dubious to me at the time, but as I have remarked, it
is difficult to prove a negative—that no such prohibition ever existed. I
have been making some inquiries about this matter—a message posted with the
SEELANGS [Slavic] list, etc.—and have reached the following conclusion:
Such an edict, decree, law, or prohibition never existed. If anyone can
demonstrate in a scholarly way that I am wrong, I will donate $100 to
JewishGen in that person’s honor, and send an apologetic message to the
list. Here are some reasons for my conclusion:

The Old Testament names that are found with Russians—Abram,
Moisey, Isey, David, Osip, etc.—were used by Old Believers, not by
mainstream Russian Orthodox. The Russian Orthodox church, like the French,
required that Baptismal names be taken >from a rather short list of names,
mostly of Byzantine Greek (Aleksey, Georgy, Aleksandr, Nikolay, Tatiana,
Natalia, Sofiya, etc.) or Scandinavian (Varangian—the original rulers of Rus’)
origin (Oleg, Olga, Vladimir, etc.). The only common Biblical name that
readily comes to mind is Mariya—Manya, Masha, etc. were its nicknames-- and
curiously, this name was also used by the Jews in Russia. In fact, a
historian responding to my query shot back with Lev Davidovich Bronshtein
[Trotsky] and Roman Osipovich Jakobson [linguists will know…]. Needless to
say, the Russian government was not interested in protecting Old Believer
names >from the Jews—in many periods the Old Believers and other Christian
sects were persecuted worse than the Jews.

Which leads me to my next point. The Russian Empire, stretching
from Poland in the West to the Pacific, contained large numbers of Roman
Catholics, Lutherans, Pentacostal sects, Muslims, Buddhists, and pagan
animists. There was no logical consistent legislation covering all groups,
but separate policies for each one. But not even the Imperial bureaucracy
could concern itself with naming policy for all these groups, other than to
include the father’s name as a patronymic.

Another reason: during most or all of Tsarist Russia's time, the
assimilation of the Jews was desired. The Russian government encouraged,
even added, the establishment of choral synagogues where the Russian
language was to be used. A Jewish community that used Russian names was
welcomed, not discouraged by the government.

And finally, as everyone familiar with Russian society and culture will
readily admit, if such a decree existed somewhere, it no doubt could have
been overlooked for the price of a bottle of vodka.

In a message dealing with this topic, it was suggested that
names like Duwid showed that such a law existed. Duwid, like Dowid, Dovid,
was simply the local Yiddish pronunciation of David. My wife’s father was
Chaim Nussyn D., named after his grandfather, the author of an early Hebrew
genealogy book, Chaim Nathan D. Nussyn was simply the Galicianer
pronunciation of Nathan. These regional vowel changes actually sort of go
along with similar changes taking place in the local language. Litvak Dovid
is used in the area where Lithuanian changes long ‘a’ to long ‘o’; in
Polish long ‘o’ changed to ‘u’ (cf. grod with an accent mark—pronounced
grood), Polish Yid. Duvid. By the way, pupik reflects the original Slavic
vowel, cf. Russian pupovina—umbilical cord, while pipik is a Yiddish dialect
change. I suspect that one reason Moishe pipik is funny is because to the
ears of a Litvak it sounds funny. In my Litvish family a pupik was a pupik,
but Moishe pipik was good for a chuckle.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 15th Anniversary JGSPBCI - Final Notice #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County Inc., Florida

www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration Luncheon Meeting response has been
overwhelming!

Final notice for reservations!
When: Sunday, January 29th, 2006
Where: Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, Boca Raton,FL
Time: 11:00 AM: Registration and informal get together on the patio.
11:45 AM: Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephen P. Morse.

TOPIC: One-Step Web Pages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools.
Steve Morse, a renowned,dynamic speaker in the genealogical world, is
welcomed back by popular demand! His presentation covers material of great
value to any serious genealogist.

Directions to Hotel:

from the South:
I-95 North to Palmetto Park Rd., (Exit #44) Exit West (Left). Proceed to
the second stop light (Military Trail). Turn Right. Proceed to the second
stop light (Town Center Road). Turn Right. Proceed past the next stop sign
and continue on the road as it curves Left. You are now at the front
entrance of the Boca Raton Marriott.

from the North:
I-95 South to Palmetto Park Road (Exit #44) Exit West (Right). Proceed to
the second stop light (Military Trail) Turn Right. Proceed to the second
stop light (Town Center Road). Turn Right. Proceed past the next stop sign
and continue on the road as it curves left. You are now at the front
entrance of the Boca Raton Marriott.

from the West:
Glades Road East to Butts Road Intersection. Turn Right onto Butts Road.
Proceed to the end of the road (approximately ½ mile). Turn Left. Proceed
past the next stop light and continue on the road as it curves Left. You are
now at the front entrance of the Boca Raton Marriott.

Parking: Self parking is free. Handicapped Parking spaces free to
sticker/tag holders. Valet parking $5.00.

Information and reservations: Joan Sarasky jgsarasky@...
or Betty Perloe bnp1925@...

Dennis Rice, President drtigers@...
Jacqueline Fineblit, E-mail coordinator jsfine@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Jewish Names #general

Jules Levin
 

Dear Genners,

Several weeks ago the opinion was offered that certain Biblical names were
forbidden to Jews in Russia because they were used by Orthodox Russians.
This seemed extremely dubious to me at the time, but as I have remarked, it
is difficult to prove a negative—that no such prohibition ever existed. I
have been making some inquiries about this matter—a message posted with the
SEELANGS [Slavic] list, etc.—and have reached the following conclusion:
Such an edict, decree, law, or prohibition never existed. If anyone can
demonstrate in a scholarly way that I am wrong, I will donate $100 to
JewishGen in that person’s honor, and send an apologetic message to the
list. Here are some reasons for my conclusion:

The Old Testament names that are found with Russians—Abram,
Moisey, Isey, David, Osip, etc.—were used by Old Believers, not by
mainstream Russian Orthodox. The Russian Orthodox church, like the French,
required that Baptismal names be taken >from a rather short list of names,
mostly of Byzantine Greek (Aleksey, Georgy, Aleksandr, Nikolay, Tatiana,
Natalia, Sofiya, etc.) or Scandinavian (Varangian—the original rulers of Rus’)
origin (Oleg, Olga, Vladimir, etc.). The only common Biblical name that
readily comes to mind is Mariya—Manya, Masha, etc. were its nicknames-- and
curiously, this name was also used by the Jews in Russia. In fact, a
historian responding to my query shot back with Lev Davidovich Bronshtein
[Trotsky] and Roman Osipovich Jakobson [linguists will know…]. Needless to
say, the Russian government was not interested in protecting Old Believer
names >from the Jews—in many periods the Old Believers and other Christian
sects were persecuted worse than the Jews.

Which leads me to my next point. The Russian Empire, stretching
from Poland in the West to the Pacific, contained large numbers of Roman
Catholics, Lutherans, Pentacostal sects, Muslims, Buddhists, and pagan
animists. There was no logical consistent legislation covering all groups,
but separate policies for each one. But not even the Imperial bureaucracy
could concern itself with naming policy for all these groups, other than to
include the father’s name as a patronymic.

Another reason: during most or all of Tsarist Russia's time, the
assimilation of the Jews was desired. The Russian government encouraged,
even added, the establishment of choral synagogues where the Russian
language was to be used. A Jewish community that used Russian names was
welcomed, not discouraged by the government.

And finally, as everyone familiar with Russian society and culture will
readily admit, if such a decree existed somewhere, it no doubt could have
been overlooked for the price of a bottle of vodka.

In a message dealing with this topic, it was suggested that
names like Duwid showed that such a law existed. Duwid, like Dowid, Dovid,
was simply the local Yiddish pronunciation of David. My wife’s father was
Chaim Nussyn D., named after his grandfather, the author of an early Hebrew
genealogy book, Chaim Nathan D. Nussyn was simply the Galicianer
pronunciation of Nathan. These regional vowel changes actually sort of go
along with similar changes taking place in the local language. Litvak Dovid
is used in the area where Lithuanian changes long ‘a’ to long ‘o’; in
Polish long ‘o’ changed to ‘u’ (cf. grod with an accent mark—pronounced
grood), Polish Yid. Duvid. By the way, pupik reflects the original Slavic
vowel, cf. Russian pupovina—umbilical cord, while pipik is a Yiddish dialect
change. I suspect that one reason Moishe pipik is funny is because to the
ears of a Litvak it sounds funny. In my Litvish family a pupik was a pupik,
but Moishe pipik was good for a chuckle.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


East-European maps for 1720-1950 #lithuania

RonatuF
 

I would like to introduce to researchers the series of East-European
maps for 1720-1950. I created them and put on my websites
(see below). On site just look for maps of the Pale.

You will see the changes of borders in entire Eastern-European region
for over two centuries.

Additionally, I marked some famous "Russian" cities on the above maps.
Hope you find this information helpful for your family tree research.

Please let me know of any problems or questions with the new material.

Sincerely yours,
Roman Tunkel
Arlington, MA
ronatuf@...

http://tunkelfamilysite.com
http://tunkelfamilysite.fortunecity.com

Searching for TUNKEL - TOONKEL WORLDWIDE and
TSERUSHKIN or TSORUSHKIN (appr.1850-1880)
NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr.1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Memel #lithuania

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom:

I am looking for Memel researchers who have had success in obtaining Memel
documents. Please share your secrets.

Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Lake Forest, CA

MAYPER, MELTSNER, MARCUS, WERNER, CHIPKIN, ROMM, BACH, AUG, SIEGEL, KANTER,
NEWMAN, RODOFF, SATINSKY, KAGAN, SALWEN, ZILBERKVEIT, BEKERIS, PEARLSHTEIN,
AVRAMSON, NEVIAZHSKY, RAPHAEL, BLOCH, NUROCK, WOLPERT, WEINSTOCK
Rumsiskes, Nowy Dwor, Bialystok, Klaipeda, Raseiniai, Telsiai, Kirovograd,
New York, Philadelphia,
Atlantic City


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania East-European maps for 1720-1950 #lithuania

RonatuF
 

I would like to introduce to researchers the series of East-European
maps for 1720-1950. I created them and put on my websites
(see below). On site just look for maps of the Pale.

You will see the changes of borders in entire Eastern-European region
for over two centuries.

Additionally, I marked some famous "Russian" cities on the above maps.
Hope you find this information helpful for your family tree research.

Please let me know of any problems or questions with the new material.

Sincerely yours,
Roman Tunkel
Arlington, MA
ronatuf@...

http://tunkelfamilysite.com
http://tunkelfamilysite.fortunecity.com

Searching for TUNKEL - TOONKEL WORLDWIDE and
TSERUSHKIN or TSORUSHKIN (appr.1850-1880)
NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr.1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Memel #lithuania

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom:

I am looking for Memel researchers who have had success in obtaining Memel
documents. Please share your secrets.

Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Lake Forest, CA

MAYPER, MELTSNER, MARCUS, WERNER, CHIPKIN, ROMM, BACH, AUG, SIEGEL, KANTER,
NEWMAN, RODOFF, SATINSKY, KAGAN, SALWEN, ZILBERKVEIT, BEKERIS, PEARLSHTEIN,
AVRAMSON, NEVIAZHSKY, RAPHAEL, BLOCH, NUROCK, WOLPERT, WEINSTOCK
Rumsiskes, Nowy Dwor, Bialystok, Klaipeda, Raseiniai, Telsiai, Kirovograd,
New York, Philadelphia,
Atlantic City


Rzeszow Trip #poland

Richard Cooper <ricooper@...>
 

I am thinking about visiting Rzeszow with my elderly mother
this summer for about five days. We would fly >from the UK.
I have bought 'The Rough Guide to Poland 2005'.
Have any of you been there to give us some advice?
Our goals are:

1) To visit the spot where our great-grandparents lived and
any Jewish sites in the town dating >from before 1900;

2) To examine Jewish and magnate records. I have obtained
the census Excel files >from http://www.jri-poland.org
and found several family members. I should also like to
follow up the legend of my mother's great-aunt's abduction
by a nobleman (Lubomirski?) if possible.

3) We would also (if not prohibitively expensive) like to hire
an English-speaking driver to take us to Lezajsk, Kolbuszowa,
Lancut and possibly Tarnow, Dabrowa Tarnowska and Przemysl.
Funds are not unlimited: a comfortable hotel with at least one
Anglophone member of staff on duty is a priority.We speak a
little French and German, but no Polish or Russian and only
a few words of Yiddish. Fortunately there is a UK budget airline
that advertises cheap fares direct to Rzeszow!
Travel by train or bus would not really be an option as my mother,
although active, tires quickly.

Please let me have your recommendations of people and hotels
privately in accordance with discussion group
However I think the list might benefit >from general suggestions.

TIA and happy ancestor-spotting
Richard Cooper
(NB originally YAROSHEVSKY - not related to any COOPERS!)
Gosport, UK
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow & Kolbuszowa
MILLET & ENGELBERG >from Dabrowa Tarnowska & Lezajsk
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Tarnopol
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH and GODZINSKIJ >from Warsaw
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Odessa


JRI Poland #Poland Rzeszow Trip #poland

Richard Cooper <ricooper@...>
 

I am thinking about visiting Rzeszow with my elderly mother
this summer for about five days. We would fly >from the UK.
I have bought 'The Rough Guide to Poland 2005'.
Have any of you been there to give us some advice?
Our goals are:

1) To visit the spot where our great-grandparents lived and
any Jewish sites in the town dating >from before 1900;

2) To examine Jewish and magnate records. I have obtained
the census Excel files >from http://www.jri-poland.org
and found several family members. I should also like to
follow up the legend of my mother's great-aunt's abduction
by a nobleman (Lubomirski?) if possible.

3) We would also (if not prohibitively expensive) like to hire
an English-speaking driver to take us to Lezajsk, Kolbuszowa,
Lancut and possibly Tarnow, Dabrowa Tarnowska and Przemysl.
Funds are not unlimited: a comfortable hotel with at least one
Anglophone member of staff on duty is a priority.We speak a
little French and German, but no Polish or Russian and only
a few words of Yiddish. Fortunately there is a UK budget airline
that advertises cheap fares direct to Rzeszow!
Travel by train or bus would not really be an option as my mother,
although active, tires quickly.

Please let me have your recommendations of people and hotels
privately in accordance with discussion group
However I think the list might benefit >from general suggestions.

TIA and happy ancestor-spotting
Richard Cooper
(NB originally YAROSHEVSKY - not related to any COOPERS!)
Gosport, UK
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow & Kolbuszowa
MILLET & ENGELBERG >from Dabrowa Tarnowska & Lezajsk
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Tarnopol
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH and GODZINSKIJ >from Warsaw
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Odessa


Looking for translation from Polish - Viewmate post #poland

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear friends,

I would be very grateful to anyone who would translate
a marriage record >from Belchatow, written in Polish.
It is listed as #7410 on the Viewmate site and can be accessed
directly at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7410

[Vital Record >from BELCHATOW, Poland Marriage of :
ALTMAN-EKSZTAYN, 1863]

With many thanks in advance,
Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@...
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG,
Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Looking for translation from Polish - Viewmate post #poland

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear friends,

I would be very grateful to anyone who would translate
a marriage record >from Belchatow, written in Polish.
It is listed as #7410 on the Viewmate site and can be accessed
directly at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7410

[Vital Record >from BELCHATOW, Poland Marriage of :
ALTMAN-EKSZTAYN, 1863]

With many thanks in advance,
Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@...
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG,
Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Help with photos on ViewMate #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am trying to help a woman who was a hidden child in Poland during WWII.

Please go to http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
and take a look at the two photos VM 7413 and VM 7414.
You can also go directly to the photos:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7413
and
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7414

I hope that someone recognizes the girl - or at least finds a resemblance
that might lead me to someone who might know her - on the photo and can give
some information or hints on where to search further.

She was born 1939 and was a hidden child in Krakow, Poland, during WWII, her
surname was alledgedly something like KELLER/KNELLER/KNOLLER. The photo
was taken during WWII (presumably 1942 or 1943) and by way of a middleman
sent to her mother and grandmother who was in the Sosnowiec ghetto.

After the war she was sent to the Jewish Orphanage: Wojewodzki Komitet
Zydowski (address: Ulica Dluga 38, Krakow).

Her mother's name was allegedly Rozia (Rosalie).

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
&
SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/

mailto:elsebeth@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Suggestions for research may be shared with the
list. Specific family information should be sent privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Help with photos on ViewMate #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am trying to help a woman who was a hidden child in Poland during WWII.

Please go to http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
and take a look at the two photos VM 7413 and VM 7414.
You can also go directly to the photos:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7413
and
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7414

I hope that someone recognizes the girl - or at least finds a resemblance
that might lead me to someone who might know her - on the photo and can give
some information or hints on where to search further.

She was born 1939 and was a hidden child in Krakow, Poland, during WWII, her
surname was alledgedly something like KELLER/KNELLER/KNOLLER. The photo
was taken during WWII (presumably 1942 or 1943) and by way of a middleman
sent to her mother and grandmother who was in the Sosnowiec ghetto.

After the war she was sent to the Jewish Orphanage: Wojewodzki Komitet
Zydowski (address: Ulica Dluga 38, Krakow).

Her mother's name was allegedly Rozia (Rosalie).

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
&
SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/

mailto:elsebeth@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Suggestions for research may be shared with the
list. Specific family information should be sent privately.


Remembering Jaques and Paula ABDELA of Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I do not know Jaques and Paula ABDELA - but few days
have gone by that I have not thought of them - and
today, the 23 January, is Jaques' birthday.

I first "met" Jaques ABDELA when I studied the
Austrian asset files on the list called "Recht als
Unrecht" which was reproduced as "Living Heirs". This
was the alphabetical listing of the ca 60,000 Austrian
Jews who had to itemise their assets after 27th April
1938.

Jaques could not be missed - he had the distinction of
being asset file *No 1*. The Nazi authorities probably
started with ABDELA - he was the ***Aardvark*** of
"Living Heirs".

Here are the details as they appeared on Living Heirs:

Abdela Jaques 1877.01.23 Asset file no 1
Abdela Paula 1885. 04.03 Asset file no 18803

Here is this couple buried in the ZF Gate 1
Zentralfriedhof Tor 1 52a 5 23
Abdela Jaques age 61 date of death 02.05.1938
Abdela Paula age 53 date of death 02.05.1938

You will note they both died on the same day and were
buried on the 4th April 1938. I ordered the asset
files; the couple lived at Stadiongasse 6/8, Vienna 1.
As I understand it, the timber company they owned was
aryanised - I suspect that in their despair, Jaques
and Paula decided that they would commit suicide.

Their asset files also include details of their wills.
They had no children, but Paula [nee KRAUS] left a
will [14 Jan. 1936] and an undated codicil in which
most of their assets were left to Oskar Ludwig KRAUS,
Chrudimska 6, Prag XII and if he was not able to
inherit, then his wife Nelly KRAUS [nee MAYER] was to
be the heir. The contents of the flat and the
jewellery were left to Maria KRAUS of Laudongasse 71,
Vienna VIII. These two KRAUS heirs were probably the
siblings of Paula ABDELA.

As Oskar Ludwig KRAUS has not signed any of the pages,
but Nelly's signature appears - I assume Oskar Ludwig
had died before May 1938. Looking at "Letter to the
Stars"/Doew and Yad Vashem, I note a few entries for
Maria KRAUS in Vienna and only one Nelly KRAUS from
Prague. She was born in 1905 and died in Lublin in
1942. There is only one Oskar Kraus. I have no way of
knowing if these are the members of the above family.

I believe that Jaques may have had a younger brother
Nino {25.March 1879} who was married to Rosa nee
KOFFLER {26 March 1895} - on her asset files she
states she is a Czech citizen.
In 1933, Rosa lived next door to Jaques and Paula.

The name ABDELA appears to me to be of Sephardic
origin - there are victims >from Greece and a Helene
[married] >from Bratislava/Pressburg.

Today on Jaques birthday we remember him, and all his
family and their tragic fate. Jaques as ***No 1*** on
the Verzeichnis uber das Vermogen von Juden nach dem
Stand von 27 April 1938 - better known to us as Asset
Files/Living Heirs is indeed an unlikely, unknown, yet
iconic figure in the whole tragic story of the
persecution of Austrian Jews.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Remembering Jaques and Paula ABDELA of Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I do not know Jaques and Paula ABDELA - but few days
have gone by that I have not thought of them - and
today, the 23 January, is Jaques' birthday.

I first "met" Jaques ABDELA when I studied the
Austrian asset files on the list called "Recht als
Unrecht" which was reproduced as "Living Heirs". This
was the alphabetical listing of the ca 60,000 Austrian
Jews who had to itemise their assets after 27th April
1938.

Jaques could not be missed - he had the distinction of
being asset file *No 1*. The Nazi authorities probably
started with ABDELA - he was the ***Aardvark*** of
"Living Heirs".

Here are the details as they appeared on Living Heirs:

Abdela Jaques 1877.01.23 Asset file no 1
Abdela Paula 1885. 04.03 Asset file no 18803

Here is this couple buried in the ZF Gate 1
Zentralfriedhof Tor 1 52a 5 23
Abdela Jaques age 61 date of death 02.05.1938
Abdela Paula age 53 date of death 02.05.1938

You will note they both died on the same day and were
buried on the 4th April 1938. I ordered the asset
files; the couple lived at Stadiongasse 6/8, Vienna 1.
As I understand it, the timber company they owned was
aryanised - I suspect that in their despair, Jaques
and Paula decided that they would commit suicide.

Their asset files also include details of their wills.
They had no children, but Paula [nee KRAUS] left a
will [14 Jan. 1936] and an undated codicil in which
most of their assets were left to Oskar Ludwig KRAUS,
Chrudimska 6, Prag XII and if he was not able to
inherit, then his wife Nelly KRAUS [nee MAYER] was to
be the heir. The contents of the flat and the
jewellery were left to Maria KRAUS of Laudongasse 71,
Vienna VIII. These two KRAUS heirs were probably the
siblings of Paula ABDELA.

As Oskar Ludwig KRAUS has not signed any of the pages,
but Nelly's signature appears - I assume Oskar Ludwig
had died before May 1938. Looking at "Letter to the
Stars"/Doew and Yad Vashem, I note a few entries for
Maria KRAUS in Vienna and only one Nelly KRAUS from
Prague. She was born in 1905 and died in Lublin in
1942. There is only one Oskar Kraus. I have no way of
knowing if these are the members of the above family.

I believe that Jaques may have had a younger brother
Nino {25.March 1879} who was married to Rosa nee
KOFFLER {26 March 1895} - on her asset files she
states she is a Czech citizen.
In 1933, Rosa lived next door to Jaques and Paula.

The name ABDELA appears to me to be of Sephardic
origin - there are victims >from Greece and a Helene
[married] >from Bratislava/Pressburg.

Today on Jaques birthday we remember him, and all his
family and their tragic fate. Jaques as ***No 1*** on
the Verzeichnis uber das Vermogen von Juden nach dem
Stand von 27 April 1938 - better known to us as Asset
Files/Living Heirs is indeed an unlikely, unknown, yet
iconic figure in the whole tragic story of the
persecution of Austrian Jews.

Celia Male [U.K.]


ABELES in Bohemia #austria-czech

HOLIJOLI@...
 

I have been researching my Abeles ancestors for many years.
Recently, I have received new information. If anyone knows
anything about the following people, I would appreciate hearing
from him/her.
I. Jehuda Abeles, branntweinbrenner in H? bei Zedwitz
Probably born bet. 1760-1770

i. Meyer Abeles,, branntweinbrenner in Petrowitz bei
Rakonitz. Probably born about 1800. Married to
Rosa russ

1. Salomon - branntweinbrenner in Turnau
2. Lazar - weber
3. David, Petrowitz, 1822-1889, married Eva Kussy
(I have extensive information him)
4. Hermann, fabrikant in Soka
5. Josef, lederhandler in Horic (?)
6. Rubin, muhlbesitzev in Prag (I know about him
too)

Researching:
Abeles in Petrowitz, Rakonitz
Lowy in Flohau

Susan L. Lubow
Morristown, NJ 07960


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ABELES in Bohemia #austria-czech

HOLIJOLI@...
 

I have been researching my Abeles ancestors for many years.
Recently, I have received new information. If anyone knows
anything about the following people, I would appreciate hearing
from him/her.
I. Jehuda Abeles, branntweinbrenner in H? bei Zedwitz
Probably born bet. 1760-1770

i. Meyer Abeles,, branntweinbrenner in Petrowitz bei
Rakonitz. Probably born about 1800. Married to
Rosa russ

1. Salomon - branntweinbrenner in Turnau
2. Lazar - weber
3. David, Petrowitz, 1822-1889, married Eva Kussy
(I have extensive information him)
4. Hermann, fabrikant in Soka
5. Josef, lederhandler in Horic (?)
6. Rubin, muhlbesitzev in Prag (I know about him
too)

Researching:
Abeles in Petrowitz, Rakonitz
Lowy in Flohau

Susan L. Lubow
Morristown, NJ 07960


Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Issue 84 #germany

Ernest Kallmann
 

The last issue (# 84) of our Revue is off the press. Here is the Summary, for your
pleasure and consideration.

Please respond to office@... and visit our bilingual website
www.genealoj.org

FAMILIES
Jean-Pierre Kleitz has found the documents preparing the 1784 Census of
the (Alsatian) Jews deposited at the Haut-Rhin archives. They contain
richer information than the published final census, family names, birth
dates and places of the family members/,/ titles and trades, estimated
assets, links and rights between the individual and the sire (taxes,
etc.). Few documents of this type have survived. We have already
published those for Rosheim, Odratzheim and seven villages of the
Hanau-Lichtenberg County (all in Bas-Rhin).

The Memoirs of Jules HAYEM (1856-1947) recall the life of his family in
Metz, Longeville, Vallieres, etc. starting at the beginning of the 19^th
century. They are based on accurate memories of the religious
celebrations and the interface between Israelites and Christians. While
the full text is restricted to his family, an abridged version has been
written by Philippe LEVET, his recently deceased great-grandson. This
document provides an insight into the private and social life of several
families in Lorraine villages.

Didier Amar has been collecting for a long time data about the Allatini,
Amar and related families. Here he brings unpublished complements to the
article by Pascal Faustini published in our issue 82.

MISCELLANEOUS

Claude Sabin Nadjari tells the history of the Or-Ahaim hospital in
Istanbul. During the 19th century, it became a significant foundation,
through the perseverance of several Jewish benefactors as well as of the
local powers. This well-documented article gives the names and for some,
a picture, of the many individuals who contributed to the success of
this venture.

In "The tools of Cay Vidal, a /mohel/ in Nimes" Eliane Roos-Schuhl
sketches the life of one member of the Vidal family >from Carpentras, one
of the four "/carrieres/" (ghettos) where the Jews were permitted to
live in the Comtat Venaissin. The author shows the circumciser's
operating kit and deciphers the inscriptions on each tool, while
stressing certain ambiguous terms leading to different interpretations.

RECENT EVENTS

Georges Graner, in ">from the webmaster", introduces the revamped
website, with a new homepage, unpublished pages about "Jewish surnames",
"Research in Alsace" and "The deportees", and how to use "Q & R" as well
as the "Member's corner".

Bernard Lyon-Caen reports about the visit of the Alsace SIG to "/Jardins
Kahn/". He also reports his discovering in a 1989 bulletin of the
Reichshoffen Historical Society a list of town citizens in 1793 >from
which he cites those whose name is followed by "/Jud/" (Jew).

Ernest Kallmann Paris


German SIG #Germany Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Issue 84 #germany

Ernest Kallmann
 

The last issue (# 84) of our Revue is off the press. Here is the Summary, for your
pleasure and consideration.

Please respond to office@... and visit our bilingual website
www.genealoj.org

FAMILIES
Jean-Pierre Kleitz has found the documents preparing the 1784 Census of
the (Alsatian) Jews deposited at the Haut-Rhin archives. They contain
richer information than the published final census, family names, birth
dates and places of the family members/,/ titles and trades, estimated
assets, links and rights between the individual and the sire (taxes,
etc.). Few documents of this type have survived. We have already
published those for Rosheim, Odratzheim and seven villages of the
Hanau-Lichtenberg County (all in Bas-Rhin).

The Memoirs of Jules HAYEM (1856-1947) recall the life of his family in
Metz, Longeville, Vallieres, etc. starting at the beginning of the 19^th
century. They are based on accurate memories of the religious
celebrations and the interface between Israelites and Christians. While
the full text is restricted to his family, an abridged version has been
written by Philippe LEVET, his recently deceased great-grandson. This
document provides an insight into the private and social life of several
families in Lorraine villages.

Didier Amar has been collecting for a long time data about the Allatini,
Amar and related families. Here he brings unpublished complements to the
article by Pascal Faustini published in our issue 82.

MISCELLANEOUS

Claude Sabin Nadjari tells the history of the Or-Ahaim hospital in
Istanbul. During the 19th century, it became a significant foundation,
through the perseverance of several Jewish benefactors as well as of the
local powers. This well-documented article gives the names and for some,
a picture, of the many individuals who contributed to the success of
this venture.

In "The tools of Cay Vidal, a /mohel/ in Nimes" Eliane Roos-Schuhl
sketches the life of one member of the Vidal family >from Carpentras, one
of the four "/carrieres/" (ghettos) where the Jews were permitted to
live in the Comtat Venaissin. The author shows the circumciser's
operating kit and deciphers the inscriptions on each tool, while
stressing certain ambiguous terms leading to different interpretations.

RECENT EVENTS

Georges Graner, in ">from the webmaster", introduces the revamped
website, with a new homepage, unpublished pages about "Jewish surnames",
"Research in Alsace" and "The deportees", and how to use "Q & R" as well
as the "Member's corner".

Bernard Lyon-Caen reports about the visit of the Alsace SIG to "/Jardins
Kahn/". He also reports his discovering in a 1989 bulletin of the
Reichshoffen Historical Society a list of town citizens in 1793 >from
which he cites those whose name is followed by "/Jud/" (Jew).

Ernest Kallmann Paris