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The Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base-Launching of mailing list #general

Ben Noach <bnnch@...>
 

The Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base
of the Center for Research of Dutch Jewry-Hebrew University-Jerusalem
is happy to announce the launching of a

Mailing List
By joining our mailing list you will receive current information per
e-mail about additions, amendments and updates in the Dutch Jewish
Genealogical Data Base.
You will also receive announcements about topics of interest related to
the genealogical department, the genealogical library and the Center's
activities in general.You can unsubscribe at any time and you can
reregister at will.


As Mailing-List Master functions Ben Noach

You can register at:-

http://www.dutch-jewry.org/mailing_list/default.asp

With friendly greetings,

On behalf of the Genealogical Department of the
Center for Research on Dutch Jewry,

Ben Noach-Coordinator of genealogical activities
ben-noach@dutch-jewry.org


Hebrew translation needed for 2 memorial stones for Holocaust victims #general

Lisa
 

Is there someone who will translate the Hebrew that is written on what I
believe are two memorial stones that stand infront of mass graves of Holocaust
victims? I have photos that I can scan to you.

Please respond privately.
Many thanks,

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base-Launching of mailing list #general

Ben Noach <bnnch@...>
 

The Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base
of the Center for Research of Dutch Jewry-Hebrew University-Jerusalem
is happy to announce the launching of a

Mailing List
By joining our mailing list you will receive current information per
e-mail about additions, amendments and updates in the Dutch Jewish
Genealogical Data Base.
You will also receive announcements about topics of interest related to
the genealogical department, the genealogical library and the Center's
activities in general.You can unsubscribe at any time and you can
reregister at will.


As Mailing-List Master functions Ben Noach

You can register at:-

http://www.dutch-jewry.org/mailing_list/default.asp

With friendly greetings,

On behalf of the Genealogical Department of the
Center for Research on Dutch Jewry,

Ben Noach-Coordinator of genealogical activities
ben-noach@dutch-jewry.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation needed for 2 memorial stones for Holocaust victims #general

Lisa
 

Is there someone who will translate the Hebrew that is written on what I
believe are two memorial stones that stand infront of mass graves of Holocaust
victims? I have photos that I can scan to you.

Please respond privately.
Many thanks,

Lisa Brahin Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


Amsterdam-Mokum Database Page #general

Ben Noach <bnnch@...>
 

With pleasure we announce that the Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base
on our website:-

http://dutchjewry.huji.ac.il

has been extended with a specific Amsterdam-Mokum database page:-

http://www.dutch-jewry.org/Mokum/mokum_e.html

(defined as section #4 of the general database):-

with 8 specific Amsterdam databases (1 existing-Asjkenazi Amsterdam in the
Eighteenth century- and 7 new ones):-

Asjkenazi Amsterdam in de Eighteenth century
Inventory of Ashkenazi-Jewish Inhabitants of Amsterdam in the Eighteenth
Century
(experimental version) -by Moshe Mossel.

Trouwen in Mokum.15278 Jewish Marriages in Amsterdam 1598-1811 by
Dave Verdooner & Harmen Snel.Based on the famous book by the same name.

Marktkaarten. Marketing permits. Archives of marketing permits.16448
marketing permits >from 1912 till 1954, composed by Dave Verdooner.

Portugese huwelijken. 6389 Portugese marriages >from the year 1664 till 1926.
Edited and composed by Dave Verdooner & Harmen Snel.

Begraaf-verloven. 19642 burial permits >from 1834 till 1935.
Edited by Dave Verdooner.

Gemeentearchief Amsterdam register van naamaanneming. 10697 family names
adoptions->from 1812 till 1835.
Edited by Dave Verdooner & Harmen Snel.

Muiderberg. 22336 burial details >from 1834 till 1954.
Edited and composed by Dave Verdooner in cooperation with Remmert
Tekelenburg
and Ury Link.

Ashkenazi huwelijken. 12139 marriages >from 1830 till 1937.
Edited by Dave Verdooner.

All databases are equipped with a well developed search routine.

Some databases have introductions attached. We recommend reading them for a better
understanding of historical backgrounds, the way the data were compiled,
and how these are to be approached for better use and interpretation.

We shall appreciate remarks about corrections of mistakes and inaccuracies,
provided these are accompanied by reference to documentation or clearly
identifiable source material.

Our special thanks go among others to Moshe Mossel, Dave Verdooner,Harmen Snel,
Odette Vlessing (the introduction to the Muiderberg database) and Nico
Creveld (webmaster and development) for their contributions.

On behalf of the Genealogical Department of the
Center for Research on Dutch Jewry,

Ben Noach-Coordinator of genealogical activities.

ben-noach@dutch-jewry.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Amsterdam-Mokum Database Page #general

Ben Noach <bnnch@...>
 

With pleasure we announce that the Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base
on our website:-

http://dutchjewry.huji.ac.il

has been extended with a specific Amsterdam-Mokum database page:-

http://www.dutch-jewry.org/Mokum/mokum_e.html

(defined as section #4 of the general database):-

with 8 specific Amsterdam databases (1 existing-Asjkenazi Amsterdam in the
Eighteenth century- and 7 new ones):-

Asjkenazi Amsterdam in de Eighteenth century
Inventory of Ashkenazi-Jewish Inhabitants of Amsterdam in the Eighteenth
Century
(experimental version) -by Moshe Mossel.

Trouwen in Mokum.15278 Jewish Marriages in Amsterdam 1598-1811 by
Dave Verdooner & Harmen Snel.Based on the famous book by the same name.

Marktkaarten. Marketing permits. Archives of marketing permits.16448
marketing permits >from 1912 till 1954, composed by Dave Verdooner.

Portugese huwelijken. 6389 Portugese marriages >from the year 1664 till 1926.
Edited and composed by Dave Verdooner & Harmen Snel.

Begraaf-verloven. 19642 burial permits >from 1834 till 1935.
Edited by Dave Verdooner.

Gemeentearchief Amsterdam register van naamaanneming. 10697 family names
adoptions->from 1812 till 1835.
Edited by Dave Verdooner & Harmen Snel.

Muiderberg. 22336 burial details >from 1834 till 1954.
Edited and composed by Dave Verdooner in cooperation with Remmert
Tekelenburg
and Ury Link.

Ashkenazi huwelijken. 12139 marriages >from 1830 till 1937.
Edited by Dave Verdooner.

All databases are equipped with a well developed search routine.

Some databases have introductions attached. We recommend reading them for a better
understanding of historical backgrounds, the way the data were compiled,
and how these are to be approached for better use and interpretation.

We shall appreciate remarks about corrections of mistakes and inaccuracies,
provided these are accompanied by reference to documentation or clearly
identifiable source material.

Our special thanks go among others to Moshe Mossel, Dave Verdooner,Harmen Snel,
Odette Vlessing (the introduction to the Muiderberg database) and Nico
Creveld (webmaster and development) for their contributions.

On behalf of the Genealogical Department of the
Center for Research on Dutch Jewry,

Ben Noach-Coordinator of genealogical activities.

ben-noach@dutch-jewry.org


Subject: Re: First Jews in England #general

David Kravitz
 

"Evertjan Hannivoort wrote

The first Jewish families arived in Britain perhaps with the
Phoenicians, far more tha 2000 years ago, as Simon Goulden of the
United Synagogue writes here: Daf Hashavua 23/9/2000
<http://tinyurl.com/7ts5n>;

Or else they surely came with the Roman conquest, but even if they did
arrive with William the conqueror as late as 1066, your expectation of
great genealogical resources is not very reasonable. ;-} " <<

The Jews of England were kicked out and only returned after Oliver
Cromwell invited them back. The oldest synagogue in England is
Sephardic, dating >from 1702, and is still very much in use today
despite, not the least, an IRA bomb. I understand that they hold very
good records going back 300 years. The oldest Ashkenazi synagogue from
this period is in Plymouth going back 250 years and I am sure they,
too, have some records.
David, the fact they were kicked out strengthens my thesis in that the
1702 sephardim where not the first.

Why do you think that before the fimal kick-out of 1395 they had no
synagogues? Only because of lack of evidence?

snip<
I made no comment or suggestion about places of worship in England/Britain
pre-1702. In James Joyce's Ulysses he comments that there were no Jews in
Ireland but this was not true. In the total absence of any documentary
evidence covering the three hundred years after expulsion, one must assume
that all praying by Jews was in private houses or that places of worship
were destroyed. Reference to the remains of a medieval synagogue in
Canterbury can be found at www.spiroark.org/chatam_rochester_sheerness.htm.
and there are books covering mediaeval England and Jews. There were probably
Jews in England between 1400 and 1700 but they would have kept a very low
profile or, even, integrated into Christianity.

My point about Bevis Marks is that they hold full records of marriages over
the last 300 years but you need to be a Sephardi to stand any chance of
tracing ancestors.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Subject: Re: First Jews in England #general

David Kravitz
 

"Evertjan Hannivoort wrote

The first Jewish families arived in Britain perhaps with the
Phoenicians, far more tha 2000 years ago, as Simon Goulden of the
United Synagogue writes here: Daf Hashavua 23/9/2000
<http://tinyurl.com/7ts5n>;

Or else they surely came with the Roman conquest, but even if they did
arrive with William the conqueror as late as 1066, your expectation of
great genealogical resources is not very reasonable. ;-} " <<

The Jews of England were kicked out and only returned after Oliver
Cromwell invited them back. The oldest synagogue in England is
Sephardic, dating >from 1702, and is still very much in use today
despite, not the least, an IRA bomb. I understand that they hold very
good records going back 300 years. The oldest Ashkenazi synagogue from
this period is in Plymouth going back 250 years and I am sure they,
too, have some records.
David, the fact they were kicked out strengthens my thesis in that the
1702 sephardim where not the first.

Why do you think that before the fimal kick-out of 1395 they had no
synagogues? Only because of lack of evidence?

snip<
I made no comment or suggestion about places of worship in England/Britain
pre-1702. In James Joyce's Ulysses he comments that there were no Jews in
Ireland but this was not true. In the total absence of any documentary
evidence covering the three hundred years after expulsion, one must assume
that all praying by Jews was in private houses or that places of worship
were destroyed. Reference to the remains of a medieval synagogue in
Canterbury can be found at www.spiroark.org/chatam_rochester_sheerness.htm.
and there are books covering mediaeval England and Jews. There were probably
Jews in England between 1400 and 1700 but they would have kept a very low
profile or, even, integrated into Christianity.

My point about Bevis Marks is that they hold full records of marriages over
the last 300 years but you need to be a Sephardi to stand any chance of
tracing ancestors.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


Re: First Jews in England #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"David Kravitz" <david_kravitz@hotmail.com> wrote
"Evertjan Hannivoort wrote

The first Jewish families arived in Britain perhaps with the Phoenicians,
far more tha 2000 years ago, as Simon Goulden of the United Synagogue
writes here: Daf Hashavua 23/9/2000 <http://tinyurl.com/7ts5n>;

Or else they surely came with the Roman conquest, but even if they did
arrive with William the conqueror as late as 1066, your expectation of
great genealogical resources is not very reasonable. ;-} " <<

The Jews of England were kicked out and only returned after Oliver
Cromwell invited them back. The oldest synagogue in England is Sephardic,
dating >from 1702, and is still very much in use today despite, not the
least, an IRA bomb. I understand that they hold very good records going
back 300 years. The oldest Ashkenazi synagogue >from this period is in
Plymouth going back 250 years and I am sure they, too, have some records.
See this Bibliography of Anglo-Jewry history >from the Jewish History Society
of England
http://www.jhse.org/html/body_bibliography.html

See http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1190richard1-charterjews.html
Medieval Sourcebook: Richard I of England: Charter by Which Many Liberties
are Granted and Confirmed to the Jews, 22 March, 1190

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1170excheq-usury.html
Medieval Sourcebook: >from the Dialogue of the Exchequer: On Usury, c.1170

and others

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1173stedmunds-jews.html
Medieval Sourcebook: The Abbey of St. Edmund's and the Jews, 1173-1182

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1173williamnorwich.html
Medieval Sourcebook: Thomas of Monmouth: The Life and Miracles of St.
William of Norwich, 1173

The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England, by
Andrew P. Scheil. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. See
http://www.press.umich.edu/pdf/0472114085-fm.pdf for contents.

The description of this book makes clear that this was without Saxon
England's personal experience of Jews.

There is the Jews Court in Lincoln
http://www.lincolnshirepast.org.uk/Jews_court.htm.

Discussion about a possible medieval synagogue in Guildford
http://tinyurl.com/75sz2
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba12/ba12news.html says that Guildford is the
only known site of a medieval synagogue.

Also http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba18/ba18lets.html

http://fp.thebeers.f9.co.uk/hereford_history.htm about the medieval Jewish
community in Hereford.

Reference to the remains of a medieval synagogue in Canterbury
http://www.spiroark.org/chatam_rochester_sheerness.htm

http://fp.thebeers.f9.co.uk/england_history.htm says that a few Jews came
from Roman times onwards, the majority came with William the Conqueror from
Rouen in France.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Jews in England #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"David Kravitz" <david_kravitz@hotmail.com> wrote
"Evertjan Hannivoort wrote

The first Jewish families arived in Britain perhaps with the Phoenicians,
far more tha 2000 years ago, as Simon Goulden of the United Synagogue
writes here: Daf Hashavua 23/9/2000 <http://tinyurl.com/7ts5n>;

Or else they surely came with the Roman conquest, but even if they did
arrive with William the conqueror as late as 1066, your expectation of
great genealogical resources is not very reasonable. ;-} " <<

The Jews of England were kicked out and only returned after Oliver
Cromwell invited them back. The oldest synagogue in England is Sephardic,
dating >from 1702, and is still very much in use today despite, not the
least, an IRA bomb. I understand that they hold very good records going
back 300 years. The oldest Ashkenazi synagogue >from this period is in
Plymouth going back 250 years and I am sure they, too, have some records.
See this Bibliography of Anglo-Jewry history >from the Jewish History Society
of England
http://www.jhse.org/html/body_bibliography.html

See http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1190richard1-charterjews.html
Medieval Sourcebook: Richard I of England: Charter by Which Many Liberties
are Granted and Confirmed to the Jews, 22 March, 1190

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1170excheq-usury.html
Medieval Sourcebook: >from the Dialogue of the Exchequer: On Usury, c.1170

and others

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1173stedmunds-jews.html
Medieval Sourcebook: The Abbey of St. Edmund's and the Jews, 1173-1182

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1173williamnorwich.html
Medieval Sourcebook: Thomas of Monmouth: The Life and Miracles of St.
William of Norwich, 1173

The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England, by
Andrew P. Scheil. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. See
http://www.press.umich.edu/pdf/0472114085-fm.pdf for contents.

The description of this book makes clear that this was without Saxon
England's personal experience of Jews.

There is the Jews Court in Lincoln
http://www.lincolnshirepast.org.uk/Jews_court.htm.

Discussion about a possible medieval synagogue in Guildford
http://tinyurl.com/75sz2
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba12/ba12news.html says that Guildford is the
only known site of a medieval synagogue.

Also http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba18/ba18lets.html

http://fp.thebeers.f9.co.uk/hereford_history.htm about the medieval Jewish
community in Hereford.

Reference to the remains of a medieval synagogue in Canterbury
http://www.spiroark.org/chatam_rochester_sheerness.htm

http://fp.thebeers.f9.co.uk/england_history.htm says that a few Jews came
from Roman times onwards, the majority came with William the Conqueror from
Rouen in France.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Re: How to get a book? #hungary

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"KSL" <resume@lipworth.com.au> wrote
Tom,
It almost certainly is out of copyright by now (Author's lifetime plus 50
years).

If the library is interested in retaining the book for its contents and
not
so much for the actual original physical object, then perhaps you could
persuade them to photocopy it, and have the copy bound, all at your
expense
of course.

They could then retain the bound copy and allow you to purchase the
original, sentimentally valuable to you, original book.

Ken Lipworth
Sydney


"Tom Venetianer" <tom.vene@uol.com.br> wrote
Dear all,

I need a tip. My uncle, a Holocaust victim and a quite prominent lawyer,wrote a
book, published in 1938.I discovered a copy in a Slovak library and tried
to buy it but was turned down by the chief librarian.

Any ideas about how I could convince her to sell it to me. To the library the
book is just an old tractate dusting on their shelves, for me an
invaluable memorabilia.

Many thanks and regards
Tom
I think that it is more likely to work the other way round. After all the
original document is a historical artefact and libraries buy books as much
as for their historical significance in terms of what the actual copy says
about a book and the times in which the book was produced.

I doubt that the library would be interested in keeping a photocopy of a
book. After all, I don't go into a Library to see photocopies of a book.

It may be that there are other relatives who would also like to see this
book. They can look at it, albeit with some difficulty, in the Library in
Slovakia - they can't with respect see it in Tom's study.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to get a book? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"KSL" <resume@lipworth.com.au> wrote
Tom,
It almost certainly is out of copyright by now (Author's lifetime plus 50
years).

If the library is interested in retaining the book for its contents and
not
so much for the actual original physical object, then perhaps you could
persuade them to photocopy it, and have the copy bound, all at your
expense
of course.

They could then retain the bound copy and allow you to purchase the
original, sentimentally valuable to you, original book.

Ken Lipworth
Sydney


"Tom Venetianer" <tom.vene@uol.com.br> wrote
Dear all,

I need a tip. My uncle, a Holocaust victim and a quite prominent lawyer,wrote a
book, published in 1938.I discovered a copy in a Slovak library and tried
to buy it but was turned down by the chief librarian.

Any ideas about how I could convince her to sell it to me. To the library the
book is just an old tractate dusting on their shelves, for me an
invaluable memorabilia.

Many thanks and regards
Tom
I think that it is more likely to work the other way round. After all the
original document is a historical artefact and libraries buy books as much
as for their historical significance in terms of what the actual copy says
about a book and the times in which the book was produced.

I doubt that the library would be interested in keeping a photocopy of a
book. After all, I don't go into a Library to see photocopies of a book.

It may be that there are other relatives who would also like to see this
book. They can look at it, albeit with some difficulty, in the Library in
Slovakia - they can't with respect see it in Tom's study.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Re: Seeking Israeli Independence War death records #general

Rappeport Family <rappeport@...>
 

This is the website of the Palmach's museum. They also have an extensive
archive of fighters who died in battle -- you can probably make contact with
the archive through the main museum's contact. I also looked for a cousin
who died fighting for the Palmach, and they were very helpful.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Society_&;_Culture/palmachmuseum.html

Laurie Rappeport

Cite of all Israel's war dead:

http://www.izkor.gov.il

Great source, but in Hebrew only

Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@worldnet.att.net

Seeking Israeli Independence War death records.

Regards,

Henry Grandicki


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Israeli Independence War death records #general

Rappeport Family <rappeport@...>
 

This is the website of the Palmach's museum. They also have an extensive
archive of fighters who died in battle -- you can probably make contact with
the archive through the main museum's contact. I also looked for a cousin
who died fighting for the Palmach, and they were very helpful.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Society_&;_Culture/palmachmuseum.html

Laurie Rappeport

Cite of all Israel's war dead:

http://www.izkor.gov.il

Great source, but in Hebrew only

Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@worldnet.att.net

Seeking Israeli Independence War death records.

Regards,

Henry Grandicki


David Hughes - Davidic site #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking the email of David Hughes of the site on Davidic descent. The
address on the site bounces.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David Hughes - Davidic site #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking the email of David Hughes of the site on Davidic descent. The
address on the site bounces.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Kinischin, Russia #general

DLebovitz@...
 

I have a potential relative arriving in NY in 1896 >from Kinischin, Russia.

Anyone know the current name and location? It is not listed in WOWW.

Thanks,

David Lebovitz
Morton Grove, IL
Searching the towns of Luoke(Luknik) and Virbalis (Wirballen/Werschbelov)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kinischin, Russia #general

DLebovitz@...
 

I have a potential relative arriving in NY in 1896 >from Kinischin, Russia.

Anyone know the current name and location? It is not listed in WOWW.

Thanks,

David Lebovitz
Morton Grove, IL
Searching the towns of Luoke(Luknik) and Virbalis (Wirballen/Werschbelov)


Re: Need advice on doing research on GreatUncle who moved to Japan #general

Mark Halpern
 

I suggest that you contact the Jewish Community of Japan. They have a
website at http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/. They also have a database for the
Yokohama Foreigners' Cemetery - Jewish Section at
http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/Cemetery/listing.htm that may be of interest
to other Genners.

Mark Halpern
Former Member, Jewish Community of Japan

----- Original Message -----
Can anyone suggest a means by which I would be able to try to research my
great-uncle, Solomon KAFLOWITZ, who moved to Japan in the 1940s or 50's?
He married a Japanese woman probably while still living in the United
States. They had children, at least one male, or possibly a set of male twins.
The family never returned to the United States to live. My great-uncle was born
in 1908 in Bialystok, and came to the United States as a very young boy. While
he may no longer be alive, it would be interesting to see if the family name
still exists in Japan, and ultimately, to attempt contact with his children.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need advice on doing research on GreatUncle who moved to Japan #general

Mark Halpern
 

I suggest that you contact the Jewish Community of Japan. They have a
website at http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/. They also have a database for the
Yokohama Foreigners' Cemetery - Jewish Section at
http://www.jccjapan.or.jp/Cemetery/listing.htm that may be of interest
to other Genners.

Mark Halpern
Former Member, Jewish Community of Japan

----- Original Message -----
Can anyone suggest a means by which I would be able to try to research my
great-uncle, Solomon KAFLOWITZ, who moved to Japan in the 1940s or 50's?
He married a Japanese woman probably while still living in the United
States. They had children, at least one male, or possibly a set of male twins.
The family never returned to the United States to live. My great-uncle was born
in 1908 in Bialystok, and came to the United States as a very young boy. While
he may no longer be alive, it would be interesting to see if the family name
still exists in Japan, and ultimately, to attempt contact with his children.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers