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Of What Use Old Photographs #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Robert & Cousins,

I get this terribly empty feeling feeling in my stomach when I think of
throwing old photographs away... So my solution would be this: if you're
going to make a "book" of some sort, which we all plan to do, or do
periodically, to share with our family, put these photos in simply to show
representative appearances of people in that time, at that place. In some
ineffable way, your more imaginative family members might even try to guess
at who these people were, what adventures they had with your grandfather.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

BELKIN (Boguslav, Odessa), BOIM (Zasliai & ? Lithuania), MELNICK, LIBERMAN
ha COHEN, WEISBERG (Dvorets, Pinsk, Pochopovo, Montreal), ORLIN
(Boguslaviskis, Vilnius, Vieves, Zasliai), MEREMINSKY, EPSTEIN haLevi,
HABERMAN, WOLFOWITZ, ZELIVANSKY (Slonim, Derechin, Palestine), WOLINSKY
(Boguslav, Odessa, Alexandria, Palestine, Melbourne, Atlantic City,
Philadelphia, NY), ADELSON (Wysokidwor, Trakai), KABATCHNIK/FINN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Of What Use Old Photographs #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Robert & Cousins,

I get this terribly empty feeling feeling in my stomach when I think of
throwing old photographs away... So my solution would be this: if you're
going to make a "book" of some sort, which we all plan to do, or do
periodically, to share with our family, put these photos in simply to show
representative appearances of people in that time, at that place. In some
ineffable way, your more imaginative family members might even try to guess
at who these people were, what adventures they had with your grandfather.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

BELKIN (Boguslav, Odessa), BOIM (Zasliai & ? Lithuania), MELNICK, LIBERMAN
ha COHEN, WEISBERG (Dvorets, Pinsk, Pochopovo, Montreal), ORLIN
(Boguslaviskis, Vilnius, Vieves, Zasliai), MEREMINSKY, EPSTEIN haLevi,
HABERMAN, WOLFOWITZ, ZELIVANSKY (Slonim, Derechin, Palestine), WOLINSKY
(Boguslav, Odessa, Alexandria, Palestine, Melbourne, Atlantic City,
Philadelphia, NY), ADELSON (Wysokidwor, Trakai), KABATCHNIK/FINN


Identify Streets and Buildings on Aerial Map of Wyszkow from 1944 #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

Using info >from a contemporary map of Wyszkow, I superimposed the
names of some streets on an aerial map >from 1944 (see link below).
This photo is large (2.2 MB) and was taken by the German Army.
Stanley Diamond procured it >from the U.S. National Archives
Cartographic Section of the Special Media Archives Services Division
(NWCS). If you can name other streets, as well as buildings, please
let me know privately.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/
WyszkowAerialPhoto1944Streets.jpg

--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.

Westminster, MD 21157
horenstein@...


JRI Poland #Poland Identify Streets and Buildings on Aerial Map of Wyszkow from 1944 #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

Using info >from a contemporary map of Wyszkow, I superimposed the
names of some streets on an aerial map >from 1944 (see link below).
This photo is large (2.2 MB) and was taken by the German Army.
Stanley Diamond procured it >from the U.S. National Archives
Cartographic Section of the Special Media Archives Services Division
(NWCS). If you can name other streets, as well as buildings, please
let me know privately.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/
WyszkowAerialPhoto1944Streets.jpg

--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.

Westminster, MD 21157
horenstein@...


Re: Old photos of non-relatives #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

I had a very satisfying (& productive) experience along those lines. A year
or so ago I posted a group pix of my father taken in the late '40's or
early '50's in Birmingham, England, where he (and the family) lived. The
pix was posted to the British-Jewry online newsgroup (a great group of
people, BTW). The outcome was that 2 or 3 men in England who read my
posting were able not only to identify their family members - fathers or
(in one case) uncle in the photo but to identify all of the other men in
the pix. One of them showed the pix to his "mates"at the Singers Hill shul
in Birmingham, of which my family were long-term members. Another one
contacted a friend of his (who grew up in Birmingham but who had moved
away) who was able to identify *his" father as one of the men in the pix.

Just before the First World War, my father was a member of the B'ham branch
of the Jewish Lads' Brigade (since renamed the Lads and Girls Brigade). The
pix included former members of the Brigade and was (I was told) possibly
taken at the old Jewish community center in Birmingham. Most of the men
(like my father) were in the clothing business.

So - don't discard old pix of "non-relatives" -- someone (searching for
long-lost relatives) may be able to identify all of those (hitherto
unknown) faces for you! Think of it as a possible mitzvah!

Naidia Woolf
rnwoolf@...
San Francisco, CA
Formerly >from Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIAS (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; England
ISAACS, family of Solomon and Sarah - Poland (town unknown), Birmingham,
England RAUS - Karczew, Poland; England
KUJAWSKI (family of Szya Wolf KUJAWSKI) - Lodz, Poland, Birmingham, England
SHORN, family of Morris & Yetta - Poland (town unknown), London, England
SUPERSTAYN/SAFIRSTEIN (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Old photos of non-relatives #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

I had a very satisfying (& productive) experience along those lines. A year
or so ago I posted a group pix of my father taken in the late '40's or
early '50's in Birmingham, England, where he (and the family) lived. The
pix was posted to the British-Jewry online newsgroup (a great group of
people, BTW). The outcome was that 2 or 3 men in England who read my
posting were able not only to identify their family members - fathers or
(in one case) uncle in the photo but to identify all of the other men in
the pix. One of them showed the pix to his "mates"at the Singers Hill shul
in Birmingham, of which my family were long-term members. Another one
contacted a friend of his (who grew up in Birmingham but who had moved
away) who was able to identify *his" father as one of the men in the pix.

Just before the First World War, my father was a member of the B'ham branch
of the Jewish Lads' Brigade (since renamed the Lads and Girls Brigade). The
pix included former members of the Brigade and was (I was told) possibly
taken at the old Jewish community center in Birmingham. Most of the men
(like my father) were in the clothing business.

So - don't discard old pix of "non-relatives" -- someone (searching for
long-lost relatives) may be able to identify all of those (hitherto
unknown) faces for you! Think of it as a possible mitzvah!

Naidia Woolf
rnwoolf@...
San Francisco, CA
Formerly >from Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIAS (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; England
ISAACS, family of Solomon and Sarah - Poland (town unknown), Birmingham,
England RAUS - Karczew, Poland; England
KUJAWSKI (family of Szya Wolf KUJAWSKI) - Lodz, Poland, Birmingham, England
SHORN, family of Morris & Yetta - Poland (town unknown), London, England
SUPERSTAYN/SAFIRSTEIN (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; England


Non-Relation Photos - More info - Any Connections? #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

I have old photos of my grandfather.
Murray Greenman born 1902 in Russia, born came to the US when he was 4 years
old.

Attended Syracuse University, New York in early 1920s. (Believe start in
1920 or 1921)
Exhibition dancing with a Murray Taylor at the University Dance at Syracuse.
After 3 years, left for medical school (3 years, leaving early due to early
acceptance to medical school),
Graduated George Washington University Medical School, Washington D.C, 1928.

Have many photos the include male friends >from college years, both >from
Syracuse and GW. Only name I have is Dr. Brownstein. Don't know if have
photo of Murray Taylor, but assume so.
If you have had a relation there, email me privately so we can see if I have
a photo of your relative.

Robert A. Dodell
Scottsdale, Arizona
RADodell@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Non-Relation Photos - More info - Any Connections? #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

I have old photos of my grandfather.
Murray Greenman born 1902 in Russia, born came to the US when he was 4 years
old.

Attended Syracuse University, New York in early 1920s. (Believe start in
1920 or 1921)
Exhibition dancing with a Murray Taylor at the University Dance at Syracuse.
After 3 years, left for medical school (3 years, leaving early due to early
acceptance to medical school),
Graduated George Washington University Medical School, Washington D.C, 1928.

Have many photos the include male friends >from college years, both >from
Syracuse and GW. Only name I have is Dr. Brownstein. Don't know if have
photo of Murray Taylor, but assume so.
If you have had a relation there, email me privately so we can see if I have
a photo of your relative.

Robert A. Dodell
Scottsdale, Arizona
RADodell@...


JGSGW Celebrates 25th Anniversary #general

JGSGW <jgsgw_dc@...>
 

Members and friends of The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
(JGSGW) will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the
organization:

DATE: Sunday, October 16, 2005

TIME: 1:30 PM

PLACE: Beth El of Alexandria, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

The Guest Speaker for the event is Gary Mokotoff. His address is titled
"Genealogists as Historians."

There will be a display of genealogical artifacts and fun for all. A kosher
dairy luncheon will be served. For reservations information, contact
jgsgw_dc@... A limited number of seats are available.

The Banquet Committee,
Sallyann Amdur Sack, Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW Celebrates 25th Anniversary #general

JGSGW <jgsgw_dc@...>
 

Members and friends of The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
(JGSGW) will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the
organization:

DATE: Sunday, October 16, 2005

TIME: 1:30 PM

PLACE: Beth El of Alexandria, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

The Guest Speaker for the event is Gary Mokotoff. His address is titled
"Genealogists as Historians."

There will be a display of genealogical artifacts and fun for all. A kosher
dairy luncheon will be served. For reservations information, contact
jgsgw_dc@... A limited number of seats are available.

The Banquet Committee,
Sallyann Amdur Sack, Chairperson


JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, October 23 meeting.

Topic: "Genograms for Genealogists"
Our guest speaker is Reverend Tom Taylor, pastor of Grace Luthern Church in
North Bellmore. Pastor Taylor will present a non-denominational program on
using genograms to determine family patterns.

Time: 2:00PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 to take your genealogy questions.
Resource books will be available.

For more information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@...

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, October 23 meeting.

Topic: "Genograms for Genealogists"
Our guest speaker is Reverend Tom Taylor, pastor of Grace Luthern Church in
North Bellmore. Pastor Taylor will present a non-denominational program on
using genograms to determine family patterns.

Time: 2:00PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 to take your genealogy questions.
Resource books will be available.

For more information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@...

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


Re: Seeking ADLER, LIVIUS, SASIENI, ROSENFELD. LEVINE, BAUSKIN #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Does N. ADLER of Port Elizabeth, who was living there
in 1877 mean anything to you?

Adam Yamey.
--- David Conway <smerus@...> wrote:

I am seeking information about the ADLER family, a
number of whom
arrived in S.Africa around 1880-1900. I give below
the information I
have about them, mainly based on UK census records
and recollections of
a family member in the early 1970s. Any information
about clearing up
the 'unknowns' below will be welcome.

DAVID ADLER, b. 1858 in Middlesex. Arrive SA about
1884. Married a
Catholic, (name unknown) children brought up in
that religion. Was a
jockey, died in riding accident. Children Harry
Selwyn ADLER and
another, name unknown. Further progeny and
descendants (if any) unknown.

SIDNEY ADLER b. about 1865, d. about 1959 in Natal.
Arr. SA about 1886.
m. Kate COHEN. Children born in SA:
1) Laurence David b. 1899. Army medical officer. M.
Flossie Blanche
MICHEL in 1926.
2) Joseph born 1901
3) Minnie
4) Lilly
Further progeny, or descendants of any of these (if
any) unknown.

ELEAZER ADLER b. 1867 Spitalfields, arr. SA about
1890. M. Adelaide
ROSENBERG. Children born in SA:
1) Lily b. 1897. m. Issie BAUSKIN. Children Marcia,
Valerie, Alan.
Further progeny and descendants (if any) unknown.
2) Harry Leonard b. 1898. m. Jean Wortreich.
Children Seymour Alfred,
Phyllis Jean and Roger Alexander.
2a) Seymour m. Meryl BENNETT and had children Hazel
b. 1950, m . David
ROSENFELD, and Neville b. 1956.
2b) Phyllis married Chaim KATZ in Israel in 1949.
2c) Roger married Grete DRUKER and had children
Jennifer b. 1957, Lennie
b. 1959, Tanya b. 1961.
3) Grace b. about 1900 m. LEVINE (first name
unknown) and had children
Joan, Sonia, Reina and Arthur.
4) Maurice b. 1902 m. Jessie RIEFF and had daughter
Lynette. She
married Harold LEVIUS and had four children (names
unknown).
Further progeny and descendants of any of these (if
any) unknown.

REBECCA ADLER born 1871 London. Arr, SA about 1902.
M. Woolf SASIENI.
their son David SASIENI m. his first cousin Fanny
VAN GELDER and they
had twins Maurice and Daphne. Further progeny and
descendants (if any)
unknown.

HENRY ADLER b. 1873 London. Arrive SA about 1894. d.
1917. Hotelier.
Bachelor (?)

ABRAHAM (ALFRED) ADLER b. 1875 London. d. SA about
1903. Progeny and
descendants (if any) unknown.

I will be glad to exchange information of course
about the 'London end'
of the family.

David Conway
London, UK
smerus@...


Re: Records 1920 - 1923 #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In regard to Beryl Baleson's questions regarding lack of records for the
period of 1920-1923 in official resources in South Africa, I am providing
the following info:

According to Prof. Aubrey Newman who is the expert on the Poor Jews'
Temporary Shelter, his database does not go beyond September, 1914, although
there are further registers which end in 1919. There are some limited lists
existing for the 1930's, but nothing between 1919 and the 1930's.
Sometimes, records are not kept, or disappear or are destroyed accidently or
lost through War and other means. Beryl, there are Juter records relating
to your family in the earlier Shelter records while not for the period when
your family came in 1921 or so.

The limited registers or lists we have for JEWISH naturalizations were not
prepared by the government and therefore are not found in the Archives, but
at the Kaplan Centre. There are naturalization records that are found in
the Archives, although some of the pre-1924 records have disappeared or been
disposed of as I found when I went to look for them.

The same goes for the JEWISH arrival records which are limited to the period
1924-1929 and were not prepared by the government either. However, there
are ships' manifests in the PRO in London relating to arrivals in SA. These
records are part of an indexing project that is underway at the moment that
has been discussed on this digest previously.

There are always going to be natural conditions or various reasons why there
are gaps in records and it isn't always a matter of the records being lost
and needing to be found somewhere. Many times, just changes in government
breaks the continuity of recordkeeping such as may have happened in South
Africa.

In America, for instance, there is almost an entire census year of 1891 that
is missing due to a fire. This was a critical year when many Jewish
families had come to America and there is nothing now to document their
information except perhaps ships' manifests on their arrival. Another
instance is the fire that destroyed Army records at the St. Louis, Missouri
depository.

Also, another instance of missing records is to be found in England as many
records were destroyed during the bombings of WWII. Other records in
certain localities were thrown out when lack of space confronted the keepers
of the records or they forgot to transfer the records to larger
repositories. Others were retained and access denied due to damaging
personal materials in certain of these.

However, I always feel that researchers should keep looking and following
tips they may run across regarding possible locations of missing records.
There is always the possibility that something was misplaced or misfiled or
tucked away in some storage facility and mislabeled.

All this means is that genealogical researchers have to become adept record
scavangers by visiting Archives and other holding repositories, chatting
with staff where possible, talking to old employees, and following leads
from other researchers.
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Seeking ADLER, LIVIUS, SASIENI, ROSENFELD. LEVINE, BAUSKIN #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Does N. ADLER of Port Elizabeth, who was living there
in 1877 mean anything to you?

Adam Yamey.
--- David Conway <smerus@...> wrote:

I am seeking information about the ADLER family, a
number of whom
arrived in S.Africa around 1880-1900. I give below
the information I
have about them, mainly based on UK census records
and recollections of
a family member in the early 1970s. Any information
about clearing up
the 'unknowns' below will be welcome.

DAVID ADLER, b. 1858 in Middlesex. Arrive SA about
1884. Married a
Catholic, (name unknown) children brought up in
that religion. Was a
jockey, died in riding accident. Children Harry
Selwyn ADLER and
another, name unknown. Further progeny and
descendants (if any) unknown.

SIDNEY ADLER b. about 1865, d. about 1959 in Natal.
Arr. SA about 1886.
m. Kate COHEN. Children born in SA:
1) Laurence David b. 1899. Army medical officer. M.
Flossie Blanche
MICHEL in 1926.
2) Joseph born 1901
3) Minnie
4) Lilly
Further progeny, or descendants of any of these (if
any) unknown.

ELEAZER ADLER b. 1867 Spitalfields, arr. SA about
1890. M. Adelaide
ROSENBERG. Children born in SA:
1) Lily b. 1897. m. Issie BAUSKIN. Children Marcia,
Valerie, Alan.
Further progeny and descendants (if any) unknown.
2) Harry Leonard b. 1898. m. Jean Wortreich.
Children Seymour Alfred,
Phyllis Jean and Roger Alexander.
2a) Seymour m. Meryl BENNETT and had children Hazel
b. 1950, m . David
ROSENFELD, and Neville b. 1956.
2b) Phyllis married Chaim KATZ in Israel in 1949.
2c) Roger married Grete DRUKER and had children
Jennifer b. 1957, Lennie
b. 1959, Tanya b. 1961.
3) Grace b. about 1900 m. LEVINE (first name
unknown) and had children
Joan, Sonia, Reina and Arthur.
4) Maurice b. 1902 m. Jessie RIEFF and had daughter
Lynette. She
married Harold LEVIUS and had four children (names
unknown).
Further progeny and descendants of any of these (if
any) unknown.

REBECCA ADLER born 1871 London. Arr, SA about 1902.
M. Woolf SASIENI.
their son David SASIENI m. his first cousin Fanny
VAN GELDER and they
had twins Maurice and Daphne. Further progeny and
descendants (if any)
unknown.

HENRY ADLER b. 1873 London. Arrive SA about 1894. d.
1917. Hotelier.
Bachelor (?)

ABRAHAM (ALFRED) ADLER b. 1875 London. d. SA about
1903. Progeny and
descendants (if any) unknown.

I will be glad to exchange information of course
about the 'London end'
of the family.

David Conway
London, UK
smerus@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: Records 1920 - 1923 #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In regard to Beryl Baleson's questions regarding lack of records for the
period of 1920-1923 in official resources in South Africa, I am providing
the following info:

According to Prof. Aubrey Newman who is the expert on the Poor Jews'
Temporary Shelter, his database does not go beyond September, 1914, although
there are further registers which end in 1919. There are some limited lists
existing for the 1930's, but nothing between 1919 and the 1930's.
Sometimes, records are not kept, or disappear or are destroyed accidently or
lost through War and other means. Beryl, there are Juter records relating
to your family in the earlier Shelter records while not for the period when
your family came in 1921 or so.

The limited registers or lists we have for JEWISH naturalizations were not
prepared by the government and therefore are not found in the Archives, but
at the Kaplan Centre. There are naturalization records that are found in
the Archives, although some of the pre-1924 records have disappeared or been
disposed of as I found when I went to look for them.

The same goes for the JEWISH arrival records which are limited to the period
1924-1929 and were not prepared by the government either. However, there
are ships' manifests in the PRO in London relating to arrivals in SA. These
records are part of an indexing project that is underway at the moment that
has been discussed on this digest previously.

There are always going to be natural conditions or various reasons why there
are gaps in records and it isn't always a matter of the records being lost
and needing to be found somewhere. Many times, just changes in government
breaks the continuity of recordkeeping such as may have happened in South
Africa.

In America, for instance, there is almost an entire census year of 1891 that
is missing due to a fire. This was a critical year when many Jewish
families had come to America and there is nothing now to document their
information except perhaps ships' manifests on their arrival. Another
instance is the fire that destroyed Army records at the St. Louis, Missouri
depository.

Also, another instance of missing records is to be found in England as many
records were destroyed during the bombings of WWII. Other records in
certain localities were thrown out when lack of space confronted the keepers
of the records or they forgot to transfer the records to larger
repositories. Others were retained and access denied due to damaging
personal materials in certain of these.

However, I always feel that researchers should keep looking and following
tips they may run across regarding possible locations of missing records.
There is always the possibility that something was misplaced or misfiled or
tucked away in some storage facility and mislabeled.

All this means is that genealogical researchers have to become adept record
scavangers by visiting Archives and other holding repositories, chatting
with staff where possible, talking to old employees, and following leads
from other researchers.
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Bessarabia (Moldova) Yizkor Books #romania

Terry Lasky <tlasky@...>
 

There are over 30 Yizkor books dealing with Bessarabia/Moldova or towns
within them. Only four of these books have had any significant portion
of them translated. The book on Rezeny is completed, and although
beautifully written, it was written by one person about her life in that
town. Three other books have been partially translated – Dubossary,
Yedintzi and Orgeyev. These books were written by many different people
and talk about the history of Bessarabia, the Jewish youth groups, The
Jewish sports organizations, the education and cultural organizations,
the labor and cooperative groups, agriculture, the Holocaust and many
other subjects. Sadly not one of these books has been fully translated.

The Orgeyev (Orhei) book talks about all of the Jewish organizations and
the history of Bessarabia and is an excellent example of a typical town
in Bessarabia. It also has over 250 pictures that have been scanned and
put online. Over 80% of this book has been translated and it is
estimated that it will require less than $1000 more to finish the
translation. There are over 1000 researchers who have listed Moldova as
their ancestral country in JGFF. If just 20 of you would donate $50 (or
40 of you donate $25) we could finally have a completed Yizkor book for
Moldova. You do not have to have family >from Orgeyev to want to support
this effort, this book tells about Jewish organizations that existed in
most of the Moldovan shtetls and is typical of all of the towns. This
is the only yizkor book >from Moldova currently requesting donations
through Jewishgen.

Now that we have started a new year please help us get one Yizkor book
completed for the country of Moldova (Bessarabia) this year by going
to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and contributing to the Orhei, Moldova effort.

Terry Lasky
Project Lead
Colorado, USA


Romania SIG #Romania Bessarabia (Moldova) Yizkor Books #romania

Terry Lasky <tlasky@...>
 

There are over 30 Yizkor books dealing with Bessarabia/Moldova or towns
within them. Only four of these books have had any significant portion
of them translated. The book on Rezeny is completed, and although
beautifully written, it was written by one person about her life in that
town. Three other books have been partially translated – Dubossary,
Yedintzi and Orgeyev. These books were written by many different people
and talk about the history of Bessarabia, the Jewish youth groups, The
Jewish sports organizations, the education and cultural organizations,
the labor and cooperative groups, agriculture, the Holocaust and many
other subjects. Sadly not one of these books has been fully translated.

The Orgeyev (Orhei) book talks about all of the Jewish organizations and
the history of Bessarabia and is an excellent example of a typical town
in Bessarabia. It also has over 250 pictures that have been scanned and
put online. Over 80% of this book has been translated and it is
estimated that it will require less than $1000 more to finish the
translation. There are over 1000 researchers who have listed Moldova as
their ancestral country in JGFF. If just 20 of you would donate $50 (or
40 of you donate $25) we could finally have a completed Yizkor book for
Moldova. You do not have to have family >from Orgeyev to want to support
this effort, this book tells about Jewish organizations that existed in
most of the Moldovan shtetls and is typical of all of the towns. This
is the only yizkor book >from Moldova currently requesting donations
through Jewishgen.

Now that we have started a new year please help us get one Yizkor book
completed for the country of Moldova (Bessarabia) this year by going
to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and contributing to the Orhei, Moldova effort.

Terry Lasky
Project Lead
Colorado, USA


Fw: Ghettos of Gomel region during of the Nazi occupation of Belarus #belarus

Leonid Smilovitsky <smilov@...>
 

Here is the direct link:

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


regards,
Leonid Smilovitsky


Belarus SIG #Belarus Fw: Ghettos of Gomel region during of the Nazi occupation of Belarus #belarus

Leonid Smilovitsky <smilov@...>
 

Here is the direct link:

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


regards,
Leonid Smilovitsky