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Anyone knew Hans ELSBACH/TRIXER? #general

david regos <daveinfilm@...>
 

A magician, his full name was Hans Eric ELSBACH, born in Dortmund, Germany
in 1921. He moved to Holland in 1939 but was captured by the Nazis and
placed in concentration camps. He survived by performing magic in the camps.
I believe he escaped whilst he was being transported and moved back to
Holland and then Zimbabwe after the war. After the war he dropped the
Elsbach >from his name and was just Hans TRIXER. He died in 1994. Any
information would be greatly appreciated.

David Regos

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately unless of general interest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone knew Hans ELSBACH/TRIXER? #general

david regos <daveinfilm@...>
 

A magician, his full name was Hans Eric ELSBACH, born in Dortmund, Germany
in 1921. He moved to Holland in 1939 but was captured by the Nazis and
placed in concentration camps. He survived by performing magic in the camps.
I believe he escaped whilst he was being transported and moved back to
Holland and then Zimbabwe after the war. After the war he dropped the
Elsbach >from his name and was just Hans TRIXER. He died in 1994. Any
information would be greatly appreciated.

David Regos

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately unless of general interest


Re: Where are early BDM records from Danzig? #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Rodney Eisfelder asked, "Where can one find birth, death and
marriage records >from Danzig for the period >from 1814 to about
1840?"

A tremendous amount of documentation >from this period and earlier
survives at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
(CAHJP) in Jerusalem. CAHJP has prepared an online inventory of the
material, which you can find a link to in the Resources section of our
SIG website http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig.

This inventory suggests many items likely have a significant genealogical
content, but, as far as I know, nobody has comprehensively examined them
from a genealogical perspective. There are not only birth, marriage, and
death records, but also financial and property (synagogue seat) records,
administrative records, and much more. Some of these provide personal
details about individuals beyond names and dates.

Making the genealogical content of these documents more easily accessible
would probably cause a major advance in Danzig genealogical research. We
are working with JewishGen (of which the SIG is a part) on a way for this
to happen. We are already ready to proceed with a preliminary step: we
need volunteers to visit the CAHJP and report on certain characteristics
of the documents. If you are interested or know someone who might be,
please contact me directly (off-list).

A note about the period 1814-1840, which Rodney asked about: At that time,
there was no single, united Danzig Jewish community. Therefore, in the
CAHJP inventory, you will find separate records for that period for each
of the communities Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, and Breitgasse.
These communities, together with Weinberg (CAHP documents begin 1843,
though), united in 1883, and, thereafter, their records are combined in
the CAHJP collection. In the Resources section of our website, you can
find links to several brief online histories of Danzig, explaining this
in greater detail, and there are currently translation projects underway
to produce even more detailed histories in English. The most extensive
history is probably that of Samuel Echt, "Die Geschichte der Juden in
Danzig" (Leer/Ostfriesland: Rautenberg, 1972. ISBN: 3792100959), currently
only available in German (and not yet being translated).

In his message, Rodney also described his experience working with several
Family History Library (Mormon) microfilms. I encourage anyone else who
has physically used a Danzig resource to likewise write to this mailing
list about its content and condition. This information could be especially
helpful for the microfilms, since the Family History Library's online
descriptions are not always accurate, and there are soemtimes significant
problems with illegibility. If you are interested in examining these
microfilms, I suggest waiting a little until our SIG might organize a
project to extract information >from them. You would then be able to
combine our efforts with those of other researchers for greater effect.

Please stay tuned (and remember that we are only about a month old).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland RE: Where are early BDM records from Danzig? #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Rodney Eisfelder asked, "Where can one find birth, death and
marriage records >from Danzig for the period >from 1814 to about
1840?"

A tremendous amount of documentation >from this period and earlier
survives at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
(CAHJP) in Jerusalem. CAHJP has prepared an online inventory of the
material, which you can find a link to in the Resources section of our
SIG website http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig.

This inventory suggests many items likely have a significant genealogical
content, but, as far as I know, nobody has comprehensively examined them
from a genealogical perspective. There are not only birth, marriage, and
death records, but also financial and property (synagogue seat) records,
administrative records, and much more. Some of these provide personal
details about individuals beyond names and dates.

Making the genealogical content of these documents more easily accessible
would probably cause a major advance in Danzig genealogical research. We
are working with JewishGen (of which the SIG is a part) on a way for this
to happen. We are already ready to proceed with a preliminary step: we
need volunteers to visit the CAHJP and report on certain characteristics
of the documents. If you are interested or know someone who might be,
please contact me directly (off-list).

A note about the period 1814-1840, which Rodney asked about: At that time,
there was no single, united Danzig Jewish community. Therefore, in the
CAHJP inventory, you will find separate records for that period for each
of the communities Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, and Breitgasse.
These communities, together with Weinberg (CAHP documents begin 1843,
though), united in 1883, and, thereafter, their records are combined in
the CAHJP collection. In the Resources section of our website, you can
find links to several brief online histories of Danzig, explaining this
in greater detail, and there are currently translation projects underway
to produce even more detailed histories in English. The most extensive
history is probably that of Samuel Echt, "Die Geschichte der Juden in
Danzig" (Leer/Ostfriesland: Rautenberg, 1972. ISBN: 3792100959), currently
only available in German (and not yet being translated).

In his message, Rodney also described his experience working with several
Family History Library (Mormon) microfilms. I encourage anyone else who
has physically used a Danzig resource to likewise write to this mailing
list about its content and condition. This information could be especially
helpful for the microfilms, since the Family History Library's online
descriptions are not always accurate, and there are soemtimes significant
problems with illegibility. If you are interested in examining these
microfilms, I suggest waiting a little until our SIG might organize a
project to extract information >from them. You would then be able to
combine our efforts with those of other researchers for greater effect.

Please stay tuned (and remember that we are only about a month old).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Hebrew translation #general

Shelly Crane
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted a ketubah on viewmate that is written in Hebrew, and would
like to have it translated into English, particularly the handwritten entries.
It may be difficult to read, but thought it was worth a try.

This ketubah was mixed up in my files and I don't have a clue which branch
of the tree this is from, so cannot provide any details to help with the
translation. The viewmate can be seen at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7642

Please send a private response.

Thank you,

Shelly Crane
USA
names I am researching
Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki: Poland: BRIKMAN, CUKERBRAUM,
DANOWSKI, EDENBAUM, FAJNTUCH, FRAJND, FROMSEN, GABELMAN, GOLDFARB,
LANGUS, KALIFOWICZ, KLEINMAN, LIPOWICZ, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ, NISMAN, PRESSMAN,
SOKOLOWICZ, WAJNBERG, WINICKA, WRUBEL,
Ukraine: BLAS, FISCHLER/FISCHER, KVACHINSKIJ, LEFELMAN, TAMOUR


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation #general

Shelly Crane
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted a ketubah on viewmate that is written in Hebrew, and would
like to have it translated into English, particularly the handwritten entries.
It may be difficult to read, but thought it was worth a try.

This ketubah was mixed up in my files and I don't have a clue which branch
of the tree this is from, so cannot provide any details to help with the
translation. The viewmate can be seen at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7642

Please send a private response.

Thank you,

Shelly Crane
USA
names I am researching
Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki: Poland: BRIKMAN, CUKERBRAUM,
DANOWSKI, EDENBAUM, FAJNTUCH, FRAJND, FROMSEN, GABELMAN, GOLDFARB,
LANGUS, KALIFOWICZ, KLEINMAN, LIPOWICZ, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ, NISMAN, PRESSMAN,
SOKOLOWICZ, WAJNBERG, WINICKA, WRUBEL,
Ukraine: BLAS, FISCHLER/FISCHER, KVACHINSKIJ, LEFELMAN, TAMOUR


Russian translation #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I recently received 2 documents >from JRI-Poland PSA. I have posted the two
documents on viewmate. They are both written in Russian. One is a birth
document for Meilich Goldwasser. The other is a marriage document for Simcha
Binem Zaklikowsky and Ita Rosenkranc.

I would greatly appreciate a translation of these documents. I'm
particularly interested in learning the names of the parents of these people.

IThe document numbers are VM 7637 and VM7636. The addresses for viewmate are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7636
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7637

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian translation #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I recently received 2 documents >from JRI-Poland PSA. I have posted the two
documents on viewmate. They are both written in Russian. One is a birth
document for Meilich Goldwasser. The other is a marriage document for Simcha
Binem Zaklikowsky and Ita Rosenkranc.

I would greatly appreciate a translation of these documents. I'm
particularly interested in learning the names of the parents of these people.

IThe document numbers are VM 7637 and VM7636. The addresses for viewmate are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7636
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7637

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, NY


ViewMate 7638 -- who are these folks? #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Here's a photograph with some unknown (to me, at least) faces. The photo
is on ViewMate at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7638

The gentleman in the center, of course, is Albert Einstein; that's the
easy one. The fellow on the left is my uncle, Max TIEGER. The other four
gentlemen and the lady are not people I recognize. I would guess the
photo was taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

My uncle, a U.S. citizen living in New Jersey, was an ardent Zionist,
and a gun-runner for Palestine before it became Israel. I would guess
this photo was taken either at a Zionist fundraiser, or on one of my
uncle's visits to Israel.

I will be out of town for a week, so please respond privately, and be
patient in waiting for my reply -- I do reply to all those kind enough
to help.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate 7638 -- who are these folks? #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Here's a photograph with some unknown (to me, at least) faces. The photo
is on ViewMate at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7638

The gentleman in the center, of course, is Albert Einstein; that's the
easy one. The fellow on the left is my uncle, Max TIEGER. The other four
gentlemen and the lady are not people I recognize. I would guess the
photo was taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

My uncle, a U.S. citizen living in New Jersey, was an ardent Zionist,
and a gun-runner for Palestine before it became Israel. I would guess
this photo was taken either at a Zionist fundraiser, or on one of my
uncle's visits to Israel.

I will be out of town for a week, so please respond privately, and be
patient in waiting for my reply -- I do reply to all those kind enough
to help.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA, USA


Nemet/Kosice #general

mimisimon@...
 

Hi,
In my posting the other day I inadvertently placed Kosice in Hungary. It was
in Czechoslovakia during the time period I am referring to, never in Hungary.
Regards,
Mimi (Weiss) Simon
Teaneck, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nemet/Kosice #general

mimisimon@...
 

Hi,
In my posting the other day I inadvertently placed Kosice in Hungary. It was
in Czechoslovakia during the time period I am referring to, never in Hungary.
Regards,
Mimi (Weiss) Simon
Teaneck, NJ


Algamen from Cleveland, Ohio #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

My father and his parents were members of the Algamen club in Cleveland,
Ohio during the 1940's. I'm not sure if the members were relatives, friends or
a combination of both.

If you are familiar with this club of, "All Good Men," please contact me
privately.

Regards

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@aol.com
USA

names I am researching in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland surnames : BACH, BERMAN, BUKOWICZ, CHESSIN, DAVIS, DICKTER,
FREUND, FROMSON, GABELMAN, GLASS, GOODMAN, HOLLANDER, KAYE, KINLANDER, KLEIN,
KOEPPEL, KURLANDER, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LEVIN, LANGUS, LIPOFF, MILEWICZ, NEWMAN,
RABINOWITZ, SELDMAN, SHIFFMAN, SILVERSTEIN, SOLOMON, STILLMAN, WITRIOL, ZEISLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Algamen from Cleveland, Ohio #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

My father and his parents were members of the Algamen club in Cleveland,
Ohio during the 1940's. I'm not sure if the members were relatives, friends or
a combination of both.

If you are familiar with this club of, "All Good Men," please contact me
privately.

Regards

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@aol.com
USA

names I am researching in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland surnames : BACH, BERMAN, BUKOWICZ, CHESSIN, DAVIS, DICKTER,
FREUND, FROMSON, GABELMAN, GLASS, GOODMAN, HOLLANDER, KAYE, KINLANDER, KLEIN,
KOEPPEL, KURLANDER, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LEVIN, LANGUS, LIPOFF, MILEWICZ, NEWMAN,
RABINOWITZ, SELDMAN, SHIFFMAN, SILVERSTEIN, SOLOMON, STILLMAN, WITRIOL, ZEISLER


Re: Correcting POTs #general

Israel P
 

Six-seven years ago, Yad VaShem had an aggressive program to get people
to submit Pages of Testimony. I asked several times what we should do if
we have incomplete and possibly incorrect information and each time I was
told to submit as best I could. I submitted about fifty Pages of Pikholz
descendants I had learned about in my capacity as family genealogy
researcher.

With a couple of years, their database became more searchable and I found
that some of these same names had been submitted by close relatives and
that those submissions were more complete and more accurate than my own.
In other instances I learned that I had made significant errors.

I submitted a list of corrections to Yad VaShem and in some instances
requested that my submissions be cancelled. >from time to time, I would
inquire when these corrections would be made.

I have not checked every single correction, but in general lookups over
the years, I have not seen any of those corrections adopted. So I am
really sorry that I made the initial submissions in the first place.

On the other hand, when I have submitted corrections on the data input
(of other peoples' Pages) - mostly because of poorly-read handwriting -
they have been acknowledged very quickly and so far as I have been seen
have been uploaded into the searchable database. (They upload
corrections every three months, I think.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Correcting POTs #general

Israel P
 

Six-seven years ago, Yad VaShem had an aggressive program to get people
to submit Pages of Testimony. I asked several times what we should do if
we have incomplete and possibly incorrect information and each time I was
told to submit as best I could. I submitted about fifty Pages of Pikholz
descendants I had learned about in my capacity as family genealogy
researcher.

With a couple of years, their database became more searchable and I found
that some of these same names had been submitted by close relatives and
that those submissions were more complete and more accurate than my own.
In other instances I learned that I had made significant errors.

I submitted a list of corrections to Yad VaShem and in some instances
requested that my submissions be cancelled. >from time to time, I would
inquire when these corrections would be made.

I have not checked every single correction, but in general lookups over
the years, I have not seen any of those corrections adopted. So I am
really sorry that I made the initial submissions in the first place.

On the other hand, when I have submitted corrections on the data input
(of other peoples' Pages) - mostly because of poorly-read handwriting -
they have been acknowledged very quickly and so far as I have been seen
have been uploaded into the searchable database. (They upload
corrections every three months, I think.)

Israel Pickholtz


Gravestone design #general

Israel P
 

Can anyone tell me if the structure on the top of this gravestone is of
any significance?

http://www.pikholz.org/bbtop.jpg

The grave is in Philadelphia and the man is >from Skalat (East Galicia)
and his wife's has the same structure.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone design #general

Israel P
 

Can anyone tell me if the structure on the top of this gravestone is of
any significance?

http://www.pikholz.org/bbtop.jpg

The grave is in Philadelphia and the man is >from Skalat (East Galicia)
and his wife's has the same structure.

Israel Pickholtz


Jewish Web Index #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I just stumbled across an interesting website called the Jewish Web Index, it's
at http://JewishWebIndex.com/. The site is the creation of Ted Margulis, a
self-described "obsessed Jewish genealogist-hobbyist." The site is divided into
more than a dozen sections, including "Family," "Emigration-Immigration," and
"Genealogy" -- the Genealogy section alone includes *hundreds* of links to
sources of information. The site is free, it appears to be a real labor of love.
I haven't had the time to thoroughly explore it yet, but I didn't want to wait
to share it with other JewishGenners, it looks like it could be a very valuable
resource.

Hank Mishkoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Web Index #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I just stumbled across an interesting website called the Jewish Web Index, it's
at http://JewishWebIndex.com/. The site is the creation of Ted Margulis, a
self-described "obsessed Jewish genealogist-hobbyist." The site is divided into
more than a dozen sections, including "Family," "Emigration-Immigration," and
"Genealogy" -- the Genealogy section alone includes *hundreds* of links to
sources of information. The site is free, it appears to be a real labor of love.
I haven't had the time to thoroughly explore it yet, but I didn't want to wait
to share it with other JewishGenners, it looks like it could be a very valuable
resource.

Hank Mishkoff