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Re: Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Thanks to Mark for giving a heads up regarding these upcoming solemn
occasions.

It is indeed quite unpleasant. However, I urge anyone who hasn't
already done so to educate themselves regarding some of the details of
the crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Jewish people of
Bialystok and the surrounding communities. We should never forget the
specific absolute horrors that were visited upon these people by the
Germans and their helpers. The holocaust sections of the Bialystoker
Memorial Book that are published in English on
www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor1.htm are a good place to begin. These
horrible crimes went largely unpunished. The head of the Gestapo's
Jewish section in Bialystok was captured and tried in Bialystok at the
end of the war and hung. There were also trials in Germany in the early
60's involving members of some of the German Military Police Battalions
that were active in Bialystok including one >from Hamburg Germany. Not
all but most charged got absurdly light sentences. Some members of
these units returned to Hamburg after the war and got jobs as policemen
and lived out full lives on a pension, with their involvement in the
genocide of the Jewish people never being exposed. There was little
justice let alone revenge for the crime of near total destruction of
Jewish population (approximately 200,000 people) of the Bialystok
region. >from what I can tell the "Nazi hunter" Beate Klarsfeld appears
to have made the greatest effort. The least we can do now is educate
ourselves about these crimes, continue to memorialize the victims honor
their memory. Also we should be mindful that there is much more to the
story of the Jews of the Bialystok region than just the death and
destruction of the Shoa and the difficult years before the war about
which we have perhaps heard the most. Jews lived in the region for
almost 500 years, and there were large periods of time when the Jewish
community thrived in just about every respect and lived quite remarkably
free of persecution, and was able to freely practice the Jewish religion
and rather autonomously develop a deep and unique culture.

Below is something written by Avashi Dolinsly holocaust survivor >from
Zabludow when the memory of the countless murdered was still fresh.

To the six million Jews that perished, burned and gassed; fathers,
mothers, sisters, brothers, children, grandmothers and grandfathers;
rabbis, authors, artists, merchants and craftsmen; teachers and
educators. Whole communities, whole sects were thrown into fires and
into the gas chambers, and among them our unforgettable community Zabludow.

-- To our home and birthplace Zabludow; each and every one of us
will forever remember his acquaintances and all those we loved. Their
countenances will be forever engraved deep in our hearts and yet they
are no longer. Disappeared with the smoke! The Nazis (may their memory
be erased) burned them alive! There is a common saying: "all that the
earth covers -- is forgotten". We are forbidden according to this
saying. Our martyrs did not die a natural death and were not brought for
burial! They were uprooted in the prime of their lives by the Nazi
animals, that masqueraded as humans. They were murdered in the cruelest
manner.

The Nazis murdered them in the gas chambers and burned them in the
crematoria; old and young, men and women, children and tots - they were
murdered in Majdanek, Teblinka, and Auschwitz. Even graves did not
remain... no graves, no gravestones, no stones!... We bear a heavy
burden of rocks of sadness deep in our hearts; we will carry in our
hearts the grief forever - until the end of our lives...The ashes of our
martyrs were scattered by the wind upon the face of the earth on rivers
and seas...

And Every place that a son of Zabludow lives, he will mourn the fate of
our towns people, and will not forget. He will also know that it is not
enough to cry over the loss. We must unite with our martyrs and we must
obey the commandment: "May the memory of Amalek be erased." We must
never forget! At least this we owe our martyrs we shall not forgive and
we shall not forget! They command us to avenge their death!!!

Tilford Bartman

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark Halpern wrote:

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Thanks to Mark for giving a heads up regarding these upcoming solemn
occasions.

It is indeed quite unpleasant. However, I urge anyone who hasn't
already done so to educate themselves regarding some of the details of
the crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Jewish people of
Bialystok and the surrounding communities. We should never forget the
specific absolute horrors that were visited upon these people by the
Germans and their helpers. The holocaust sections of the Bialystoker
Memorial Book that are published in English on
www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor1.htm are a good place to begin. These
horrible crimes went largely unpunished. The head of the Gestapo's
Jewish section in Bialystok was captured and tried in Bialystok at the
end of the war and hung. There were also trials in Germany in the early
60's involving members of some of the German Military Police Battalions
that were active in Bialystok including one >from Hamburg Germany. Not
all but most charged got absurdly light sentences. Some members of
these units returned to Hamburg after the war and got jobs as policemen
and lived out full lives on a pension, with their involvement in the
genocide of the Jewish people never being exposed. There was little
justice let alone revenge for the crime of near total destruction of
Jewish population (approximately 200,000 people) of the Bialystok
region. >from what I can tell the "Nazi hunter" Beate Klarsfeld appears
to have made the greatest effort. The least we can do now is educate
ourselves about these crimes, continue to memorialize the victims honor
their memory. Also we should be mindful that there is much more to the
story of the Jews of the Bialystok region than just the death and
destruction of the Shoa and the difficult years before the war about
which we have perhaps heard the most. Jews lived in the region for
almost 500 years, and there were large periods of time when the Jewish
community thrived in just about every respect and lived quite remarkably
free of persecution, and was able to freely practice the Jewish religion
and rather autonomously develop a deep and unique culture.

Below is something written by Avashi Dolinsly holocaust survivor >from
Zabludow when the memory of the countless murdered was still fresh.

To the six million Jews that perished, burned and gassed; fathers,
mothers, sisters, brothers, children, grandmothers and grandfathers;
rabbis, authors, artists, merchants and craftsmen; teachers and
educators. Whole communities, whole sects were thrown into fires and
into the gas chambers, and among them our unforgettable community Zabludow.

-- To our home and birthplace Zabludow; each and every one of us
will forever remember his acquaintances and all those we loved. Their
countenances will be forever engraved deep in our hearts and yet they
are no longer. Disappeared with the smoke! The Nazis (may their memory
be erased) burned them alive! There is a common saying: "all that the
earth covers -- is forgotten". We are forbidden according to this
saying. Our martyrs did not die a natural death and were not brought for
burial! They were uprooted in the prime of their lives by the Nazi
animals, that masqueraded as humans. They were murdered in the cruelest
manner.

The Nazis murdered them in the gas chambers and burned them in the
crematoria; old and young, men and women, children and tots - they were
murdered in Majdanek, Teblinka, and Auschwitz. Even graves did not
remain... no graves, no gravestones, no stones!... We bear a heavy
burden of rocks of sadness deep in our hearts; we will carry in our
hearts the grief forever - until the end of our lives...The ashes of our
martyrs were scattered by the wind upon the face of the earth on rivers
and seas...

And Every place that a son of Zabludow lives, he will mourn the fate of
our towns people, and will not forget. He will also know that it is not
enough to cry over the loss. We must unite with our martyrs and we must
obey the commandment: "May the memory of Amalek be erased." We must
never forget! At least this we owe our martyrs we shall not forgive and
we shall not forget! They command us to avenge their death!!!

Tilford Bartman

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark Halpern wrote:

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Labun, Ukraine #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

I have been researching my BARANSHTEYN/BERRNSTEIN
family >from Labun, Ukraine for a number of years.
Labun was/is located very close to the town of
Polonnoye. Labun was totally destroyed in WWII, and
it's Jewish inhabitants all murdered.

Just as a point of information, some of my personal
family photos and documents were used in the
Polonnoye, Ukraine Web-site's graphics.

I recently ran a quiery in the site's archives, and
found nothing with regard to Labun. I believe Labun
was rebuilt as Novolabun, but even that new name
rendered no positive results.

Any Labun researchers out there? As any reseacher, I'm
always searching for any new information.

Stewart Bernstein
Thousand Oaks, CA


Genealogy software for Palm #general

laurphil@...
 

Hello,
Does anyone knows some genealogy software for Palm handhelds?
It should exist but I cannot find anyone.
Thanks for any information.
Philip Abensur (Paris, France)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Labun, Ukraine #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

I have been researching my BARANSHTEYN/BERRNSTEIN
family >from Labun, Ukraine for a number of years.
Labun was/is located very close to the town of
Polonnoye. Labun was totally destroyed in WWII, and
it's Jewish inhabitants all murdered.

Just as a point of information, some of my personal
family photos and documents were used in the
Polonnoye, Ukraine Web-site's graphics.

I recently ran a quiery in the site's archives, and
found nothing with regard to Labun. I believe Labun
was rebuilt as Novolabun, but even that new name
rendered no positive results.

Any Labun researchers out there? As any reseacher, I'm
always searching for any new information.

Stewart Bernstein
Thousand Oaks, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy software for Palm #general

laurphil@...
 

Hello,
Does anyone knows some genealogy software for Palm handhelds?
It should exist but I cannot find anyone.
Thanks for any information.
Philip Abensur (Paris, France)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Otwock, Poland cemetery #general

Howard Margol
 

In the August 5 issue of the Atlanta Jewish Times, in Atlanta, Georgia is an
interesting article about the Jewish cemetery in Otwock, Poland. On a recent
trip to Poland, 12 of the 32 people on a teen mission >from the North Lanier
Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia cleared brush, dug up pieces of headstones
and tried to put Jewish grave markers back together.

On Sunday, August 7 the church will host an event at 4 p.m. where trip
participants can share their stories, pictures, and rubbings of the gravestones.
For more information call 770-781-5433 or visit www.northlanier.org

I am passing this information on for those who may be interested in the
Otwock, Poland cemetery. My ancestors were not >from Poland so I cannot tell you
anymore than the above.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Otwock, Poland cemetery #general

Howard Margol
 

In the August 5 issue of the Atlanta Jewish Times, in Atlanta, Georgia is an
interesting article about the Jewish cemetery in Otwock, Poland. On a recent
trip to Poland, 12 of the 32 people on a teen mission >from the North Lanier
Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia cleared brush, dug up pieces of headstones
and tried to put Jewish grave markers back together.

On Sunday, August 7 the church will host an event at 4 p.m. where trip
participants can share their stories, pictures, and rubbings of the gravestones.
For more information call 770-781-5433 or visit www.northlanier.org

I am passing this information on for those who may be interested in the
Otwock, Poland cemetery. My ancestors were not >from Poland so I cannot tell you
anymore than the above.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


Re: Ferro Meridian #general

Dr. Steven B. Tesser
 

For the quick responses, thank you very much!


JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

The Austrian Empire used
the Ferro Meridian, which passes through Hierro (or Ferro) Island, the
western-most of the Canary Islands. This makes sense for a European
land
power, as everything in Europe would have an East Longitude. Very
little
opportunity for that messy math connected with comparing points on both
sides of the Prime Meridian.

The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich
Meridian.
Hence the difference you noted.
As I might have noticed, the upper left corner of each maplet reads
"ostlich v. ferro" which obviously (now) means "Eastward of Ferro!"

This has been an educational experience!

Sincerely,
Steven B. Tesser,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ferro Meridian #general

Dr. Steven B. Tesser
 

For the quick responses, thank you very much!


JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

The Austrian Empire used
the Ferro Meridian, which passes through Hierro (or Ferro) Island, the
western-most of the Canary Islands. This makes sense for a European
land
power, as everything in Europe would have an East Longitude. Very
little
opportunity for that messy math connected with comparing points on both
sides of the Prime Meridian.

The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich
Meridian.
Hence the difference you noted.
As I might have noticed, the upper left corner of each maplet reads
"ostlich v. ferro" which obviously (now) means "Eastward of Ferro!"

This has been an educational experience!

Sincerely,
Steven B. Tesser,


Re: lithuanian website #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<JGyori@aol.com> wrote
Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for
information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/
Aleksandrs Feigmanis is listed as the source for many of the cemeteries in
the Cemeteries Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/latvia.html.

--
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: lithuanian website #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<JGyori@aol.com> wrote
Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for
information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/
Aleksandrs Feigmanis is listed as the source for many of the cemeteries in
the Cemeteries Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/latvia.html.

--
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: lithuanian website #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<JGyori@aol.com> wrote
Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for
information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Standard discalimer...I have no commercial interest in this site.
It says on the Moving Here project (UK National Archive) webpage
http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/country/latvia2.htm

that Aleksandrs Feigmanis (who seems to run balticgen.come) is a reputable
archival researcher and is available for hire.

It says that he many articles in Avotaynu's '>from Our Contributing Editors'
column.

He says in his webpage that he is >from the museum "Jews in Latvia"
http://www.muzeji.lv/guide/pages_e/hebreji.html.

I am not clear if he is employed by them (I am going away shortly and I
don't have time to research this) but to Western Europeans and Americans it
would probably seem strange that a possible employee of such an organisation
would hire their services out privately - having said that I would think
that there would be no problem in the Museum in charging for research
because no doubt they could do with the money.

Obviously different countries do things differently and in the
post-Communist world things have developed somewhat differently to the way
that they have in Western Europe and the US.

--
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: lithuanian website #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<JGyori@aol.com> wrote
Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for
information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Standard discalimer...I have no commercial interest in this site.
It says on the Moving Here project (UK National Archive) webpage
http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/country/latvia2.htm

that Aleksandrs Feigmanis (who seems to run balticgen.come) is a reputable
archival researcher and is available for hire.

It says that he many articles in Avotaynu's '>from Our Contributing Editors'
column.

He says in his webpage that he is >from the museum "Jews in Latvia"
http://www.muzeji.lv/guide/pages_e/hebreji.html.

I am not clear if he is employed by them (I am going away shortly and I
don't have time to research this) but to Western Europeans and Americans it
would probably seem strange that a possible employee of such an organisation
would hire their services out privately - having said that I would think
that there would be no problem in the Museum in charging for research
because no doubt they could do with the money.

Obviously different countries do things differently and in the
post-Communist world things have developed somewhat differently to the way
that they have in Western Europe and the US.

--
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: Town Name "Chnigavigaberna"? (LUBINSKY/ROSSIN) #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

janice@seismosoc.org (Janice Sellers) wrote:
Dear Jewishgenners,

I am trying to determine what a correct town name is. Louis LUBINSKY
married Fanny (Ferma) ROSSIN in Russia. Fanny always said she was from
"Chnigavigaberna"
There was a Chernigov guberniya (province) whose capital was the town of
Chernigov.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOhsSPAMsha@rcn.com (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town Name "Chnigavigaberna"? (LUBINSKY/ROSSIN) #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

janice@seismosoc.org (Janice Sellers) wrote:
Dear Jewishgenners,

I am trying to determine what a correct town name is. Louis LUBINSKY
married Fanny (Ferma) ROSSIN in Russia. Fanny always said she was from
"Chnigavigaberna"
There was a Chernigov guberniya (province) whose capital was the town of
Chernigov.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOhsSPAMsha@rcn.com (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: What is "nee" in Polish? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

"Peter Zavon" <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote
The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich
Meridian.

Sorry about that. Ferro Meridian is *West* of Greenwich Meridian.

At 55 I still sometimes have difficulty telling my left >from my right.


--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What is "nee" in Polish? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

"Peter Zavon" <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote
The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich
Meridian.

Sorry about that. Ferro Meridian is *West* of Greenwich Meridian.

At 55 I still sometimes have difficulty telling my left >from my right.


--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


Hoberman #belarus

Cliff Hoberman <bradleyallen@...>
 

Hello Genners:

I am researching Hoberman >from Gleboyoke. Anyone out there?

Cliff Hoberman
San Marcos, Ca.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Hoberman #belarus

Cliff Hoberman <bradleyallen@...>
 

Hello Genners:

I am researching Hoberman >from Gleboyoke. Anyone out there?

Cliff Hoberman
San Marcos, Ca.