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Helene GERSTL born August 6, 1917 (1940 in Marseille, France) #general

George Fogelson
 

Searching for information about Helene GERSTL born August 6, 1917 in Segesvar,
Roumania (now Sighisoara). Daughter of Jean and Josephine GERSTL nee GELLER.

She was last known to be in Marseille in 1940 and deported to Algiers where she was
imprisoned by the French.

George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
GJFogelson@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Helene GERSTL born August 6, 1917 (1940 in Marseille, France) #general

George Fogelson
 

Searching for information about Helene GERSTL born August 6, 1917 in Segesvar,
Roumania (now Sighisoara). Daughter of Jean and Josephine GERSTL nee GELLER.

She was last known to be in Marseille in 1940 and deported to Algiers where she was
imprisoned by the French.

George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
GJFogelson@aol.com


What does BAGGAA mean #general

Oded
 

Shalom,
A cable, dated 18. Aug. 1945, says:

TO H. F.
ALIVE
R. L. BAGGAA


What does BAGGAA mean?

H.F and R.L. are names known to me..
R.L. survived Bergen Belsen and later was in Sweden.


Thanks,
Oded Freilich
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What does BAGGAA mean #general

Oded
 

Shalom,
A cable, dated 18. Aug. 1945, says:

TO H. F.
ALIVE
R. L. BAGGAA


What does BAGGAA mean?

H.F and R.L. are names known to me..
R.L. survived Bergen Belsen and later was in Sweden.


Thanks,
Oded Freilich
Israel


Need help identifying Romanian Jewish Names #bessarabia

Terry Lasky
 

I am working on a project for the Bessarabia SIG which has long lists
of Romanians. I need help >from someone who is good at determining
which names are potentially Jewish. If you are good at this and are
willing to help please contact me privately at terryalasky@gmail.com.

Terry Lasky
Ruidoso, NM, USA


ViewMate translation request -- 1897 Russian census #general

Irene Bowen
 

I've posted two short excerpts >from the 1897 Russian Empire census for which I
would appreciate a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69463

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69464


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Irene Bowen
Maryland, U.S.A.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Need help identifying Romanian Jewish Names #bessarabia

Terry Lasky
 

I am working on a project for the Bessarabia SIG which has long lists
of Romanians. I need help >from someone who is good at determining
which names are potentially Jewish. If you are good at this and are
willing to help please contact me privately at terryalasky@gmail.com.

Terry Lasky
Ruidoso, NM, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request -- 1897 Russian census #general

Irene Bowen
 

I've posted two short excerpts >from the 1897 Russian Empire census for which I
would appreciate a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69463

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69464


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Irene Bowen
Maryland, U.S.A.


JGSGW Sep 23, 2018 Program - Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet Space #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our September Meeting
and program on Sunday, September 23 at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville,
Maryland.:

1:00PM Member Schmooze & Discussion: Join four tables with topics about Russia and
Ukraine
1:30PM Program Meeting - Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet
Space

American and Israeli Jewry's Holocaust commemorations have traditionally focused on
the experiences of those who were murdered in concentration camps in Poland.
However, about 2.7 million Holocaust victims close to half were murdered by bullets
in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. Ukraine alone is estimated to have 1,000 Jewish mass
graves. Today, most of these are abandoned, and many are subject to ongoing
desecrations. What can American Jews do to ensure that the memory of the Jews who
died in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Lithuania is preserved and honored?

Izabella Tabarovsky is a scholar with the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars focusing on politics of historical memory in the
post-Soviet space. Her particular focus is the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Soviet
Union. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Tablet, The National Interest,
The Times of Israel, and the Wilson Quarterly, among others.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same
meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring
someone to assist them free of charge. Learn more about JGSGW membership at
https://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/membership.html.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW Sep 23, 2018 Program - Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet Space #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our September Meeting
and program on Sunday, September 23 at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville,
Maryland.:

1:00PM Member Schmooze & Discussion: Join four tables with topics about Russia and
Ukraine
1:30PM Program Meeting - Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Soviet
Space

American and Israeli Jewry's Holocaust commemorations have traditionally focused on
the experiences of those who were murdered in concentration camps in Poland.
However, about 2.7 million Holocaust victims close to half were murdered by bullets
in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. Ukraine alone is estimated to have 1,000 Jewish mass
graves. Today, most of these are abandoned, and many are subject to ongoing
desecrations. What can American Jews do to ensure that the memory of the Jews who
died in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Lithuania is preserved and honored?

Izabella Tabarovsky is a scholar with the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars focusing on politics of historical memory in the
post-Soviet space. Her particular focus is the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Soviet
Union. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Tablet, The National Interest,
The Times of Israel, and the Wilson Quarterly, among others.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same
meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring
someone to assist them free of charge. Learn more about JGSGW membership at
https://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/membership.html.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


Confirming or refuting information of prominent lineage #general

Melody Schloss
 

I researching my daughter-in-law=E2=80=99s genealogy. I am looking for some
reliable substantiating or refuting of the family claim of descent >from Rabbi Moshe
Isserles, the ReMA, and Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki RASHI.

Her line (that I know) includes the following: 3rd great grandparents:
Rabbi Todros Yacil TICKTIN and Gold REIZEL
4th great grandparents: Rabbi Moshe Nachum TICKTIN and Itka Chenia COHEN/CAHANA
5th great grandparents:Rabbi Shaul ben Yehoshua Heshel TICKTIN and Bat Yakov Yukil
Ish HOROWITZ (I do not know her given name)
5th great grandparents: Rabbi Chaim Moshe Aryeh COHEN/CAHANA and ???
6th great grandparents: Rabbi Yehoshua Heshil ben Efraim Fischel TICKTIN and ????
6th great grandparents: Yakov Yukil halevi Ish HOROWITZ (of Vilkaviskis)
and Reizil MIRKES

Can anyone be of any assistance in where to find information on this line?

Thank you
Melody Schloss
California USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Confirming or refuting information of prominent lineage #general

Melody Schloss
 

I researching my daughter-in-law=E2=80=99s genealogy. I am looking for some
reliable substantiating or refuting of the family claim of descent >from Rabbi Moshe
Isserles, the ReMA, and Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki RASHI.

Her line (that I know) includes the following: 3rd great grandparents:
Rabbi Todros Yacil TICKTIN and Gold REIZEL
4th great grandparents: Rabbi Moshe Nachum TICKTIN and Itka Chenia COHEN/CAHANA
5th great grandparents:Rabbi Shaul ben Yehoshua Heshel TICKTIN and Bat Yakov Yukil
Ish HOROWITZ (I do not know her given name)
5th great grandparents: Rabbi Chaim Moshe Aryeh COHEN/CAHANA and ???
6th great grandparents: Rabbi Yehoshua Heshil ben Efraim Fischel TICKTIN and ????
6th great grandparents: Yakov Yukil halevi Ish HOROWITZ (of Vilkaviskis)
and Reizil MIRKES

Can anyone be of any assistance in where to find information on this line?

Thank you
Melody Schloss
California USA


Sarah ABRAMS (ABRAMOWITZ), Turn of the 19-20 cent. Boston #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In trying to research descendants of two of my gggrandmother's children, I came
across a Sarah ABRAMS who married a divorcee Sam COHEN in Boston in 1903.

My ggreat grandmother , Gitel ABRAMOWITZ came to New Haven, Ct. as a widow with 4
children: David (?), Sarah, Meyer and Kalman. As a greatgrandson of the above Meyer
I have contact with his descendants and those of Kalman. My mother writes in her
autobiography that she met Sarah on Coney Island in the early 1930s but, we guess
due to religious differences their contact was very short.

My mother also writes that David had gone to Boston >from New Haven to "find his
future. My mother presumes that David changed his family name at somepoint and this
could make sense that Sarah shortened her name >from ABRAMOWITZ to ABRAMS.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone I would be happy to hear >from them.

Shana Tova (Happy New Year)

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sarah ABRAMS (ABRAMOWITZ), Turn of the 19-20 cent. Boston #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In trying to research descendants of two of my gggrandmother's children, I came
across a Sarah ABRAMS who married a divorcee Sam COHEN in Boston in 1903.

My ggreat grandmother , Gitel ABRAMOWITZ came to New Haven, Ct. as a widow with 4
children: David (?), Sarah, Meyer and Kalman. As a greatgrandson of the above Meyer
I have contact with his descendants and those of Kalman. My mother writes in her
autobiography that she met Sarah on Coney Island in the early 1930s but, we guess
due to religious differences their contact was very short.

My mother also writes that David had gone to Boston >from New Haven to "find his
future. My mother presumes that David changed his family name at somepoint and this
could make sense that Sarah shortened her name >from ABRAMOWITZ to ABRAMS.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone I would be happy to hear >from them.

Shana Tova (Happy New Year)

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


New IAJGS Member - Western North Carolina Jewish Genealogical Society #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome the Western North Carolina Jewish Genealogical
Society as the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations.
For more information about the Asheville based group, please contact their
president, Barbara Weitz (weitzb@fiu.edu) or Vice-President Barbara Newman
(newman.barbara49@yahoo.com).

The group's next meeting will be held Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00 PM at
the Asheville JCC (236 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC). Speaker Sharon Fahrer
will present "Meeting Your Ancestors". Sharon is the owner of
History@Handit and specializes in applied history, collecting people's
stories and putting research into usable forms such as interpretive panels,
exhibits and books. Sharon has done extensive work creating an archive on
Jewish Life in Western North Carolina at the University of North Carolina
Asheville. Most recently she chaired the 37th annual meeting of the Southern
Jewish Historical Society in Asheville.

If you are interested in more information on the group or this program,
please contact either Barbara at the email address above or see their
Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Western-North-Carolina-Jewish-Genealogical-Society-
1742784945774673/

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@iajgs.org

Nolan Altman
Membership Development Committee Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New IAJGS Member - Western North Carolina Jewish Genealogical Society #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome the Western North Carolina Jewish Genealogical
Society as the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations.
For more information about the Asheville based group, please contact their
president, Barbara Weitz (weitzb@fiu.edu) or Vice-President Barbara Newman
(newman.barbara49@yahoo.com).

The group's next meeting will be held Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00 PM at
the Asheville JCC (236 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC). Speaker Sharon Fahrer
will present "Meeting Your Ancestors". Sharon is the owner of
History@Handit and specializes in applied history, collecting people's
stories and putting research into usable forms such as interpretive panels,
exhibits and books. Sharon has done extensive work creating an archive on
Jewish Life in Western North Carolina at the University of North Carolina
Asheville. Most recently she chaired the 37th annual meeting of the Southern
Jewish Historical Society in Asheville.

If you are interested in more information on the group or this program,
please contact either Barbara at the email address above or see their
Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Western-North-Carolina-Jewish-Genealogical-Society-
1742784945774673/

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@iajgs.org

Nolan Altman
Membership Development Committee Chair


Raise The Roof, Reconstructed Wooden Synagogue Roof at POLIN Museum #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those of us who attended the outstanding IAJGS Conference in Warsaw
and visited the POLIN Museum we were in awe of the magnificent
reconstruction of the ceiling >from the Gwozdziec Synagogue -- the
centerpiece of the POLIN Museum. Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, CA is
installing a replica in its chapel for Rosh Hashanah. There is a movie, Raise
the Roof, about the ceiling at the POLIN Museum which will be shown at
American Jewish University on September 27 at 1:00PM. Cost is $6.00.
See: https://tinyurl.com/y7kqf6wy
Original url:
https://www.aju.edu/whizin-center-continuing-education/events/Movie-Matinees-at-the-Sperber-Raise-the-Roof

For directions see:
https://www.aju.edu/about-aju/our-campuses/map-and-directions.
To learn about the film see: https://www.polishsynagogue.com/about-the-film/.
The trailer may be seen at: https://vimeo.com/107332820

I have no affiliation with American University or POLIN Museum or the
producers of the video and am sharing this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR TOWN: Gwozdiec was a Galician town, near Kolomyja. It's now
Hvizdets, Ukraine.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Raise The Roof, Reconstructed Wooden Synagogue Roof at POLIN Museum #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those of us who attended the outstanding IAJGS Conference in Warsaw
and visited the POLIN Museum we were in awe of the magnificent
reconstruction of the ceiling >from the Gwozdziec Synagogue -- the
centerpiece of the POLIN Museum. Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, CA is
installing a replica in its chapel for Rosh Hashanah. There is a movie, Raise
the Roof, about the ceiling at the POLIN Museum which will be shown at
American Jewish University on September 27 at 1:00PM. Cost is $6.00.
See: https://tinyurl.com/y7kqf6wy
Original url:
https://www.aju.edu/whizin-center-continuing-education/events/Movie-Matinees-at-the-Sperber-Raise-the-Roof

For directions see:
https://www.aju.edu/about-aju/our-campuses/map-and-directions.
To learn about the film see: https://www.polishsynagogue.com/about-the-film/.
The trailer may be seen at: https://vimeo.com/107332820

I have no affiliation with American University or POLIN Museum or the
producers of the video and am sharing this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR TOWN: Gwozdiec was a Galician town, near Kolomyja. It's now
Hvizdets, Ukraine.


"Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library" Sept. 16, at JGSLA #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

"Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library"
Presented by Judy Baston
Sunday, Sept. 16 1:30 p.m.

JGSLA Meeting

Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library at American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Vilna - known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania - had a strong cultural
tradition that endured and flourished even after the Vilna Ghetto
was established in 1941.

Perhaps the most important cultural institution in the Ghetto was
the Vilna Ghetto Library; it was considered the only fully-functioning
library in a Holocaust-era ghetto.

When Judy Baston discovered that her three young cousins in the
Vilna Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons, she was
stunned to realize that the grimness of their daily lives had been
relieved even a bit by the stories in the books they read. Further
research led her to uncover additional documentation >from the Vilna
Ghetto Library in the Lithuanian State Central Archive.

Judy will share information about the lists of readers in the Library,
lists of workers in the Library and even a list of readers who did not
return books to the Library. In addition, she will discuss the question,
"What did Vilna Ghetto Library patrons read? She will cite reports >from
two Ghetto librarians that provide a detailed look at which authors
and titles were read by different kinds of Ghetto Library patrons.

Judy Baston is an IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award winner (2015).
A longtime Board member and former Vice President of LitvakSIG, Judy
coordinates LitvakSIG's Lida District and Oshmiany District Research
Groups. She is also on the Executive Committee and Board of JRI-Poland.
For nearly 20 years, she has moderated the Discussion Groups of
LitvakSIG and JRI-Poland, and she also moderates the BialyGen
and Lodz discussion groups. She has been involved with the Jewish
Community Library in San Francisco for 26 years and coordinates
their monthly Genealogy Clinic.

The JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will be available
starting one-half hour before program time.

JGSLA MEMBERS FREE - GUESTS $5.00


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library" Sept. 16, at JGSLA #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

"Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library"
Presented by Judy Baston
Sunday, Sept. 16 1:30 p.m.

JGSLA Meeting

Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library at American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Vilna - known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania - had a strong cultural
tradition that endured and flourished even after the Vilna Ghetto
was established in 1941.

Perhaps the most important cultural institution in the Ghetto was
the Vilna Ghetto Library; it was considered the only fully-functioning
library in a Holocaust-era ghetto.

When Judy Baston discovered that her three young cousins in the
Vilna Ghetto had been on the list of Ghetto Library patrons, she was
stunned to realize that the grimness of their daily lives had been
relieved even a bit by the stories in the books they read. Further
research led her to uncover additional documentation >from the Vilna
Ghetto Library in the Lithuanian State Central Archive.

Judy will share information about the lists of readers in the Library,
lists of workers in the Library and even a list of readers who did not
return books to the Library. In addition, she will discuss the question,
"What did Vilna Ghetto Library patrons read? She will cite reports >from
two Ghetto librarians that provide a detailed look at which authors
and titles were read by different kinds of Ghetto Library patrons.

Judy Baston is an IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award winner (2015).
A longtime Board member and former Vice President of LitvakSIG, Judy
coordinates LitvakSIG's Lida District and Oshmiany District Research
Groups. She is also on the Executive Committee and Board of JRI-Poland.
For nearly 20 years, she has moderated the Discussion Groups of
LitvakSIG and JRI-Poland, and she also moderates the BialyGen
and Lodz discussion groups. She has been involved with the Jewish
Community Library in San Francisco for 26 years and coordinates
their monthly Genealogy Clinic.

The JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will be available
starting one-half hour before program time.

JGSLA MEMBERS FREE - GUESTS $5.00

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