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Danzig documents recently acquired in Berlin and Gdansk #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Danzig documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem and AP Gdansk. I will
organize indexing of the genealogical content, pending permission, and
a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. In the
meantime, in the absence of indexes, lookups are time-consuming, but I
am willing to look for information for anyone who has done volunteer
work for or donated to the Danzig SIG. Thanks very much to the
archivists for their assistance.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

List of Jewish families in the Danzig suburbs, 1773, with names of
family members, relationships, ages, occupations, and some
relationships between families; related documents and lists, 1772-1803
(II. HA Abt. 9 LXVI Sekt. 1 Nr. 1). Note: We previously transcribed a
published list of merely the heads of households, at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1773.php

List of schutzjuden and their families in the Danzig suburbs,
apparently recorded initially in 1776 and then updated through 1801,
with varying information that can include details about schutzbriefe
and concessions, ages or dates of birth, relationships between
different families, names of spouses, indications of death, and
occupations. Part of this has been available online for several years
from the Leo Baeck Institute in the Jacob Jacobson Collection
(http://www.archive.org/stream/jacobjacobsoncolb11f96#page/n0/mode/1up),
however note that the item online is missing part of Danzig and some
of the other towns in the same source entirely, and is in
black-and-white, making it harder to distinguish some writing from
different times. Note: Children's ages can be listed in two forms, in
years (e.g., 3) or as a date (e.g., 77), and it appears with high
consistency that the ages in years are as of 1776, while children
listed without ages were born after 1777, based on comparison with
other sources (for Danzig only, not other towns in this source). (I.
HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 236 a2)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1801-1802, listing schutzjuden
with names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 179)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1803, listing schutzjuden with
names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 110)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1801-1802
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 46)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1803
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 47)

List of Jews entitled to trade in the City of Danzig, 1801, and
obligated to pay silver to the Prussian State according to a 1797
regulation; related documents concerning silver payments by Danzig
Jews (II. HA Abt. 23 XXIX Nr. 6)

Lawsuit by Danzig Merchants' Guild against Gerson Naphtali for
unauthorized sale of spices to Jews, 1802 (I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 5934,
formerly I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 55 b 1 D 1 Fasz. 14)

Documents concerning the 1799 marriage in Koenigsberg of cantor
Salomon Mendel >from Koenigsberg and Guetel, daughter of Rabbi Naphtali
Abraham >from Danzig, including a German translation of the (absent)
ketubah (II. HA Abt. 7 II Nr. 4582)

Documents concerning the 1764 schutzbrief for Joachim Isaac from
Altschottland, settling in Koenigsberg, and attempts in 1785-1786 by
his grandson Heymann Henoch of Koenigsberg, son of the deceased Rachel
Joachim of Langfuhr, to get protection as "second son" (the first son
being Salomon Joachim of Koenigsberg). (II. HA Abt. 7 II 4603)

I also examined documents described as "Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
der Juden in Danzig, Allgemeines 1710-1801; Von den Juden in den
Staedten Danzig und Thorn zu zahlende Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
sowie Kalendergelder, Jan. - Febr. 1794, Juni-Aug. 1797, Febr. 1798,
Febr. 1800-April 1801" but did not photograph any as I did not see any
Jewish genealogical content (no names of individuals). (I. HA Rep. 76
alt V F Nr. 269)

Including the above, we now have census-like documents for 1773, 1776
(some updates through 1801), 1801-1802, 1803, 1809-1810 (notably
including the city, not only the suburbs), 1850-1879, 1880-1882, 1931,
1939, plus the residential registration cards 1843-1918, and various
membership lists (notably, 1814 surname adoption). Together with
vital records, this can provide a substantially continuous record of
the Jewish community well into the 18th century and might allow some
researchers to identify ancestors >from the 17th century. I am also
aware of two important Jewish censuses in Berlin covering the suburbs
for 1797-1806 and the city itself for 1797-1805, according to an
inventory description. These were my highest priority when I visited,
but the archives mistakenly delivered the wrong items and could not
retrieve these before I had to leave. I have also seen citations of
several pre-1773 lists, but their precise nature is unclear to me and
I am still investigating.

The value of these censuses can only be realized if we index them, of
course, and additional volunteers for transcription or proofreading
would be welcome.

AP Gdansk

List of 152 Jews who became citizens of Danzig during 1920-1932, with
names, birth dates and places, date of citizenship, citizenship file
number, and total number of people (spouse and children? these people
are not named) (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/4/5945)

Administrative documents concerning the Danzig Jewish Community,
1855-1920, only a few concerning named individuals, but many
signatures on the statutes of the unified community, 1883-1884, have
not examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/133)

Statutes of the Zoppot Jewish Community, 1913-1914; there were other
administrative documents >from Zoppot that I did not photograph
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/134)

I was only able to visit the Gdansk archives very briefly, but hope to
have more time in the future.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Danzig documents recently acquired in Berlin and Gdansk #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Danzig documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem and AP Gdansk. I will
organize indexing of the genealogical content, pending permission, and
a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. In the
meantime, in the absence of indexes, lookups are time-consuming, but I
am willing to look for information for anyone who has done volunteer
work for or donated to the Danzig SIG. Thanks very much to the
archivists for their assistance.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

List of Jewish families in the Danzig suburbs, 1773, with names of
family members, relationships, ages, occupations, and some
relationships between families; related documents and lists, 1772-1803
(II. HA Abt. 9 LXVI Sekt. 1 Nr. 1). Note: We previously transcribed a
published list of merely the heads of households, at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1773.php

List of schutzjuden and their families in the Danzig suburbs,
apparently recorded initially in 1776 and then updated through 1801,
with varying information that can include details about schutzbriefe
and concessions, ages or dates of birth, relationships between
different families, names of spouses, indications of death, and
occupations. Part of this has been available online for several years
from the Leo Baeck Institute in the Jacob Jacobson Collection
(http://www.archive.org/stream/jacobjacobsoncolb11f96#page/n0/mode/1up),
however note that the item online is missing part of Danzig and some
of the other towns in the same source entirely, and is in
black-and-white, making it harder to distinguish some writing from
different times. Note: Children's ages can be listed in two forms, in
years (e.g., 3) or as a date (e.g., 77), and it appears with high
consistency that the ages in years are as of 1776, while children
listed without ages were born after 1777, based on comparison with
other sources (for Danzig only, not other towns in this source). (I.
HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 236 a2)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1801-1802, listing schutzjuden
with names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 179)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1803, listing schutzjuden with
names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 110)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1801-1802
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 46)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1803
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 47)

List of Jews entitled to trade in the City of Danzig, 1801, and
obligated to pay silver to the Prussian State according to a 1797
regulation; related documents concerning silver payments by Danzig
Jews (II. HA Abt. 23 XXIX Nr. 6)

Lawsuit by Danzig Merchants' Guild against Gerson Naphtali for
unauthorized sale of spices to Jews, 1802 (I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 5934,
formerly I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 55 b 1 D 1 Fasz. 14)

Documents concerning the 1799 marriage in Koenigsberg of cantor
Salomon Mendel >from Koenigsberg and Guetel, daughter of Rabbi Naphtali
Abraham >from Danzig, including a German translation of the (absent)
ketubah (II. HA Abt. 7 II Nr. 4582)

Documents concerning the 1764 schutzbrief for Joachim Isaac from
Altschottland, settling in Koenigsberg, and attempts in 1785-1786 by
his grandson Heymann Henoch of Koenigsberg, son of the deceased Rachel
Joachim of Langfuhr, to get protection as "second son" (the first son
being Salomon Joachim of Koenigsberg). (II. HA Abt. 7 II 4603)

I also examined documents described as "Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
der Juden in Danzig, Allgemeines 1710-1801; Von den Juden in den
Staedten Danzig und Thorn zu zahlende Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
sowie Kalendergelder, Jan. - Febr. 1794, Juni-Aug. 1797, Febr. 1798,
Febr. 1800-April 1801" but did not photograph any as I did not see any
Jewish genealogical content (no names of individuals). (I. HA Rep. 76
alt V F Nr. 269)

Including the above, we now have census-like documents for 1773, 1776
(some updates through 1801), 1801-1802, 1803, 1809-1810 (notably
including the city, not only the suburbs), 1850-1879, 1880-1882, 1931,
1939, plus the residential registration cards 1843-1918, and various
membership lists (notably, 1814 surname adoption). Together with
vital records, this can provide a substantially continuous record of
the Jewish community well into the 18th century and might allow some
researchers to identify ancestors >from the 17th century. I am also
aware of two important Jewish censuses in Berlin covering the suburbs
for 1797-1806 and the city itself for 1797-1805, according to an
inventory description. These were my highest priority when I visited,
but the archives mistakenly delivered the wrong items and could not
retrieve these before I had to leave. I have also seen citations of
several pre-1773 lists, but their precise nature is unclear to me and
I am still investigating.

The value of these censuses can only be realized if we index them, of
course, and additional volunteers for transcription or proofreading
would be welcome.

AP Gdansk

List of 152 Jews who became citizens of Danzig during 1920-1932, with
names, birth dates and places, date of citizenship, citizenship file
number, and total number of people (spouse and children? these people
are not named) (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/4/5945)

Administrative documents concerning the Danzig Jewish Community,
1855-1920, only a few concerning named individuals, but many
signatures on the statutes of the unified community, 1883-1884, have
not examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/133)

Statutes of the Zoppot Jewish Community, 1913-1914; there were other
administrative documents >from Zoppot that I did not photograph
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/134)

I was only able to visit the Gdansk archives very briefly, but hope to
have more time in the future.

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


Danzig documents recently acquired in Berlin and Gdansk #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Danzig documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem and AP Gdansk. I will
organize indexing of the genealogical content, pending permission, and
a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. In the
meantime, in the absence of indexes, lookups are time-consuming, but I
am willing to look for information for anyone who has done volunteer
work for or donated to the Danzig SIG. Thanks very much to the
archivists for their assistance.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

List of Jewish families in the Danzig suburbs, 1773, with names of
family members, relationships, ages, occupations, and some
relationships between families; related documents and lists, 1772-1803
(II. HA Abt. 9 LXVI Sekt. 1 Nr. 1). Note: We previously transcribed a
published list of merely the heads of households, at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1773.php

List of schutzjuden and their families in the Danzig suburbs,
apparently recorded initially in 1776 and then updated through 1801,
with varying information that can include details about schutzbriefe
and concessions, ages or dates of birth, relationships between
different families, names of spouses, indications of death, and
occupations. Part of this has been available online for several years
from the Leo Baeck Institute in the Jacob Jacobson Collection
(http://www.archive.org/stream/jacobjacobsoncolb11f96#page/n0/mode/1up),
however note that the item online is missing part of Danzig and some
of the other towns in the same source entirely, and is in
black-and-white, making it harder to distinguish some writing from
different times. Note: Children's ages can be listed in two forms, in
years (e.g., 3) or as a date (e.g., 77), and it appears with high
consistency that the ages in years are as of 1776, while children
listed without ages were born after 1777, based on comparison with
other sources (for Danzig only, not other towns in this source). (I.
HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 236 a2)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1801-1802, listing schutzjuden
with names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 179)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1803, listing schutzjuden with
names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 110)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1801-1802
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 46)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1803
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 47)

List of Jews entitled to trade in the City of Danzig, 1801, and
obligated to pay silver to the Prussian State according to a 1797
regulation; related documents concerning silver payments by Danzig
Jews (II. HA Abt. 23 XXIX Nr. 6)

Lawsuit by Danzig Merchants' Guild against Gerson Naphtali for
unauthorized sale of spices to Jews, 1802 (I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 5934,
formerly I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 55 b 1 D 1 Fasz. 14)

Documents concerning the 1799 marriage in Koenigsberg of cantor
Salomon Mendel >from Koenigsberg and Guetel, daughter of Rabbi Naphtali
Abraham >from Danzig, including a German translation of the (absent)
ketubah (II. HA Abt. 7 II Nr. 4582)

Documents concerning the 1764 schutzbrief for Joachim Isaac from
Altschottland, settling in Koenigsberg, and attempts in 1785-1786 by
his grandson Heymann Henoch of Koenigsberg, son of the deceased Rachel
Joachim of Langfuhr, to get protection as "second son" (the first son
being Salomon Joachim of Koenigsberg). (II. HA Abt. 7 II 4603)

I also examined documents described as "Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
der Juden in Danzig, Allgemeines 1710-1801; Von den Juden in den
Staedten Danzig und Thorn zu zahlende Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
sowie Kalendergelder, Jan. - Febr. 1794, Juni-Aug. 1797, Febr. 1798,
Febr. 1800-April 1801" but did not photograph any as I did not see any
Jewish genealogical content (no names of individuals). (I. HA Rep. 76
alt V F Nr. 269)

Including the above, we now have census-like documents for 1773, 1776
(some updates through 1801), 1801-1802, 1803, 1809-1810 (notably
including the city, not only the suburbs), 1850-1879, 1880-1882, 1931,
1939, plus the residential registration cards 1843-1918, and various
membership lists (notably, 1814 surname adoption). Together with
vital records, this can provide a substantially continuous record of
the Jewish community well into the 18th century and might allow some
researchers to identify ancestors >from the 17th century. I am also
aware of two important Jewish censuses in Berlin covering the suburbs
for 1797-1806 and the city itself for 1797-1805, according to an
inventory description. These were my highest priority when I visited,
but the archives mistakenly delivered the wrong items and could not
retrieve these before I had to leave. I have also seen citations of
several pre-1773 lists, but their precise nature is unclear to me and
I am still investigating.

The value of these censuses can only be realized if we index them, of
course, and additional volunteers for transcription or proofreading
would be welcome.

AP Gdansk

List of 152 Jews who became citizens of Danzig during 1920-1932, with
names, birth dates and places, date of citizenship, citizenship file
number, and total number of people (spouse and children? these people
are not named) (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/4/5945)

Administrative documents concerning the Danzig Jewish Community,
1855-1920, only a few concerning named individuals, but many
signatures on the statutes of the unified community, 1883-1884, have
not examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/133)

Statutes of the Zoppot Jewish Community, 1913-1914; there were other
administrative documents >from Zoppot that I did not photograph
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/134)

I was only able to visit the Gdansk archives very briefly, but hope to
have more time in the future.

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig documents recently acquired in Berlin and Gdansk #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Danzig documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem and AP Gdansk. I will
organize indexing of the genealogical content, pending permission, and
a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. In the
meantime, in the absence of indexes, lookups are time-consuming, but I
am willing to look for information for anyone who has done volunteer
work for or donated to the Danzig SIG. Thanks very much to the
archivists for their assistance.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

List of Jewish families in the Danzig suburbs, 1773, with names of
family members, relationships, ages, occupations, and some
relationships between families; related documents and lists, 1772-1803
(II. HA Abt. 9 LXVI Sekt. 1 Nr. 1). Note: We previously transcribed a
published list of merely the heads of households, at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1773.php

List of schutzjuden and their families in the Danzig suburbs,
apparently recorded initially in 1776 and then updated through 1801,
with varying information that can include details about schutzbriefe
and concessions, ages or dates of birth, relationships between
different families, names of spouses, indications of death, and
occupations. Part of this has been available online for several years
from the Leo Baeck Institute in the Jacob Jacobson Collection
(http://www.archive.org/stream/jacobjacobsoncolb11f96#page/n0/mode/1up),
however note that the item online is missing part of Danzig and some
of the other towns in the same source entirely, and is in
black-and-white, making it harder to distinguish some writing from
different times. Note: Children's ages can be listed in two forms, in
years (e.g., 3) or as a date (e.g., 77), and it appears with high
consistency that the ages in years are as of 1776, while children
listed without ages were born after 1777, based on comparison with
other sources (for Danzig only, not other towns in this source). (I.
HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 236 a2)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1801-1802, listing schutzjuden
with names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 179)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1803, listing schutzjuden with
names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 110)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1801-1802
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 46)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1803
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 47)

List of Jews entitled to trade in the City of Danzig, 1801, and
obligated to pay silver to the Prussian State according to a 1797
regulation; related documents concerning silver payments by Danzig
Jews (II. HA Abt. 23 XXIX Nr. 6)

Lawsuit by Danzig Merchants' Guild against Gerson Naphtali for
unauthorized sale of spices to Jews, 1802 (I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 5934,
formerly I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 55 b 1 D 1 Fasz. 14)

Documents concerning the 1799 marriage in Koenigsberg of cantor
Salomon Mendel >from Koenigsberg and Guetel, daughter of Rabbi Naphtali
Abraham >from Danzig, including a German translation of the (absent)
ketubah (II. HA Abt. 7 II Nr. 4582)

Documents concerning the 1764 schutzbrief for Joachim Isaac from
Altschottland, settling in Koenigsberg, and attempts in 1785-1786 by
his grandson Heymann Henoch of Koenigsberg, son of the deceased Rachel
Joachim of Langfuhr, to get protection as "second son" (the first son
being Salomon Joachim of Koenigsberg). (II. HA Abt. 7 II 4603)

I also examined documents described as "Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
der Juden in Danzig, Allgemeines 1710-1801; Von den Juden in den
Staedten Danzig und Thorn zu zahlende Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
sowie Kalendergelder, Jan. - Febr. 1794, Juni-Aug. 1797, Febr. 1798,
Febr. 1800-April 1801" but did not photograph any as I did not see any
Jewish genealogical content (no names of individuals). (I. HA Rep. 76
alt V F Nr. 269)

Including the above, we now have census-like documents for 1773, 1776
(some updates through 1801), 1801-1802, 1803, 1809-1810 (notably
including the city, not only the suburbs), 1850-1879, 1880-1882, 1931,
1939, plus the residential registration cards 1843-1918, and various
membership lists (notably, 1814 surname adoption). Together with
vital records, this can provide a substantially continuous record of
the Jewish community well into the 18th century and might allow some
researchers to identify ancestors >from the 17th century. I am also
aware of two important Jewish censuses in Berlin covering the suburbs
for 1797-1806 and the city itself for 1797-1805, according to an
inventory description. These were my highest priority when I visited,
but the archives mistakenly delivered the wrong items and could not
retrieve these before I had to leave. I have also seen citations of
several pre-1773 lists, but their precise nature is unclear to me and
I am still investigating.

The value of these censuses can only be realized if we index them, of
course, and additional volunteers for transcription or proofreading
would be welcome.

AP Gdansk

List of 152 Jews who became citizens of Danzig during 1920-1932, with
names, birth dates and places, date of citizenship, citizenship file
number, and total number of people (spouse and children? these people
are not named) (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/4/5945)

Administrative documents concerning the Danzig Jewish Community,
1855-1920, only a few concerning named individuals, but many
signatures on the statutes of the unified community, 1883-1884, have
not examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/133)

Statutes of the Zoppot Jewish Community, 1913-1914; there were other
administrative documents >from Zoppot that I did not photograph
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/134)

I was only able to visit the Gdansk archives very briefly, but hope to
have more time in the future.

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


DNA Company Update: MyHeritage #dna

Eric Mack
 

I just tried to upload my DNA data to MyHeritage, only to learn that
uploading DNA kits to their site while in Israel is a function that is
"not available".

Eric Mack
Jerusalem


DNA Research #DNA DNA Company Update: MyHeritage #dna

Eric Mack
 

I just tried to upload my DNA data to MyHeritage, only to learn that
uploading DNA kits to their site while in Israel is a function that is
"not available".

Eric Mack
Jerusalem


Danzig documents recently acquired in Berlin and Gdansk - SITE CITE #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Danzig documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem and AP Gdansk. I will
organize indexing of the genealogical content, pending permission, and
a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. In the
meantime, in the absence of indexes, lookups are time-consuming, but I
am willing to look for information for anyone who has done volunteer
work for or donated to the Danzig SIG. Thanks very much to the
archivists for their assistance.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

List of Jewish families in the Danzig suburbs, 1,773, with names of
family members, relationships, ages, occupations, and some
relationships between families; related documents and lists, 1772-1803
(II. HA Abt. 9 LXVI Sekt. 1 Nr. 1). Note: We previously transcribed a
published list of merely the heads of households, at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1773.php.

List of schutzjuden and their families in the Danzig suburbs,
apparently recorded initially in 1776 and then updated through 1801,
with varying information that can include details about schutzbriefe
and concessions, ages or dates of birth, relationships between
different families, names of spouses, indications of death, and
occupations. Part of this has been available online for several years
from the Leo Baeck Institute in the Jacob Jacobson Collection
(http://www.archive.org/stream/jacobjacobsoncolb11f96#page/n0/mode/1up),
however note that the item online is missing part of Danzig and some
of the other towns in the same source entirely, and is in
black-and-white, making it harder to distinguish some writing from
different times. Note: Children's ages can be listed in two forms, in
years (e.g., 3) or as a date (e.g., 77), and it appears with high
consistency that the ages in years are as of 1776, while children
listed without ages were born after 1777, based on comparison with
other sources (for Danzig only, not other towns in this source). (I.
HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 236 a2)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1801-1802, listing schutzjuden
with names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 179)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1803, listing schutzjuden with
names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 110)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1801-1802
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 46)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1803
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 47)

List of Jews entitled to trade in the City of Danzig, 1801, and
obligated to pay silver to the Prussian State according to a 1797
regulation; related documents concerning silver payments by Danzig
Jews (II. HA Abt. 23 XXIX Nr. 6)

Lawsuit by Danzig Merchants' Guild against Gerson Naphtali for
unauthorized sale of spices to Jews, 1802 (I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 5934,
formerly I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 55 b 1 D 1 Fasz. 14)

Documents concerning the 1799 marriage in Koenigsberg of cantor
Salomon Mendel >from Koenigsberg and Guetel, daughter of Rabbi Naphtali
Abraham >from Danzig, including a German translation of the (absent)
ketubah (II. HA Abt. 7 II Nr. 4582)

Documents concerning the 1764 schutzbrief for Joachim Isaac from
Altschottland, settling in Koenigsberg, and attempts in 1785-1786 by
his grandson Heymann Henoch of Koenigsberg, son of the deceased Rachel
Joachim of Langfuhr, to get protection as "second son" (the first son
being Salomon Joachim of Koenigsberg). (II. HA Abt. 7 II 4603)

I also examined documents described as "Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
der Juden in Danzig, Allgemeines 1710-1801; Von den Juden in den
Staedten Danzig und Thorn zu zahlende Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
sowie Kalendergelder, Jan. - Febr. 1794, Juni-Aug. 1797, Febr. 1798,
Febr. 1800-April 1801" but did not photograph any as I did not see any
Jewish genealogical content (no names of individuals). (I. HA Rep. 76
alt V F Nr. 269)

Including the above, we now have census-like documents for 1773, 1776
(some updates through 1801), 1801-1802, 1803, 1809-1810 (notably
including the city, not only the suburbs), 1850-1879, 1880-1882, 1931,
1939, plus the residential registration cards 1843=E2=80=911918, and various
membership lists (notably, 1814 surname adoption). Together with
vital records, this can provide a substantially continuous record of
the Jewish community well into the 18th century and might allow some
researchers to identify ancestors >from the 17th century. I am also
aware of two important Jewish censuses in Berlin covering the suburbs
for 1797-1806 and the city itself for 1797-1805, according to an
inventory description. These were my highest priority when I visited,
but the archives mistakenly delivered the wrong items and could not
retrieve these before I had to leave. I have also seen citations of
several pre-1773 lists, but their precise nature is unclear to me and
I am still investigating.

The value of these censuses can only be realized if we index them, of
course, and additional volunteers for transcription or proofreading
would be welcome.

AP Gdansk

List of 152 Jews who became citizens of Danzig during 1920-1932, with
names, birth dates and places, date of citizenship, citizenship file
number, and total number of people (spouse and children? these people
are not named) (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/4/5945)

Administrative documents concerning the Danzig Jewish Community,
1855-1920, only a few concerning named individuals, but many
signatures on the statutes of the unified community, 1883-1884, have
not examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/133)

Statutes of the Zoppot Jewish Community, 1913-1914; there were other
administrative documents >from Zoppot that I did not photograph
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/134)

I was only able to visit the Gdansk archives very briefly, but hope to
have more time in the future.

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


German SIG #Germany Danzig documents recently acquired in Berlin and Gdansk - SITE CITE #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Danzig documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem and AP Gdansk. I will
organize indexing of the genealogical content, pending permission, and
a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. In the
meantime, in the absence of indexes, lookups are time-consuming, but I
am willing to look for information for anyone who has done volunteer
work for or donated to the Danzig SIG. Thanks very much to the
archivists for their assistance.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

List of Jewish families in the Danzig suburbs, 1,773, with names of
family members, relationships, ages, occupations, and some
relationships between families; related documents and lists, 1772-1803
(II. HA Abt. 9 LXVI Sekt. 1 Nr. 1). Note: We previously transcribed a
published list of merely the heads of households, at
https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1773.php.

List of schutzjuden and their families in the Danzig suburbs,
apparently recorded initially in 1776 and then updated through 1801,
with varying information that can include details about schutzbriefe
and concessions, ages or dates of birth, relationships between
different families, names of spouses, indications of death, and
occupations. Part of this has been available online for several years
from the Leo Baeck Institute in the Jacob Jacobson Collection
(http://www.archive.org/stream/jacobjacobsoncolb11f96#page/n0/mode/1up),
however note that the item online is missing part of Danzig and some
of the other towns in the same source entirely, and is in
black-and-white, making it harder to distinguish some writing from
different times. Note: Children's ages can be listed in two forms, in
years (e.g., 3) or as a date (e.g., 77), and it appears with high
consistency that the ages in years are as of 1776, while children
listed without ages were born after 1777, based on comparison with
other sources (for Danzig only, not other towns in this source). (I.
HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 236 a2)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1801-1802, listing schutzjuden
with names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 179)

General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs, 1803, listing schutzjuden with
names of family members, ages, occupations, and some dates of
concessions (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 110)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1801-1802
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 46)

Concessions for marriages and children associated with the 1803
General-Tabelle of the Danzig suburbs (I. HA Rep. 104 IV C Nr. 47)

List of Jews entitled to trade in the City of Danzig, 1801, and
obligated to pay silver to the Prussian State according to a 1797
regulation; related documents concerning silver payments by Danzig
Jews (II. HA Abt. 23 XXIX Nr. 6)

Lawsuit by Danzig Merchants' Guild against Gerson Naphtali for
unauthorized sale of spices to Jews, 1802 (I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 5934,
formerly I. HA Rep. 7B Nr. 55 b 1 D 1 Fasz. 14)

Documents concerning the 1799 marriage in Koenigsberg of cantor
Salomon Mendel >from Koenigsberg and Guetel, daughter of Rabbi Naphtali
Abraham >from Danzig, including a German translation of the (absent)
ketubah (II. HA Abt. 7 II Nr. 4582)

Documents concerning the 1764 schutzbrief for Joachim Isaac from
Altschottland, settling in Koenigsberg, and attempts in 1785-1786 by
his grandson Heymann Henoch of Koenigsberg, son of the deceased Rachel
Joachim of Langfuhr, to get protection as "second son" (the first son
being Salomon Joachim of Koenigsberg). (II. HA Abt. 7 II 4603)

I also examined documents described as "Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
der Juden in Danzig, Allgemeines 1710-1801; Von den Juden in den
Staedten Danzig und Thorn zu zahlende Hochzeits- und Kindergelder
sowie Kalendergelder, Jan. - Febr. 1794, Juni-Aug. 1797, Febr. 1798,
Febr. 1800-April 1801" but did not photograph any as I did not see any
Jewish genealogical content (no names of individuals). (I. HA Rep. 76
alt V F Nr. 269)

Including the above, we now have census-like documents for 1773, 1776
(some updates through 1801), 1801-1802, 1803, 1809-1810 (notably
including the city, not only the suburbs), 1850-1879, 1880-1882, 1931,
1939, plus the residential registration cards 1843=E2=80=911918, and various
membership lists (notably, 1814 surname adoption). Together with
vital records, this can provide a substantially continuous record of
the Jewish community well into the 18th century and might allow some
researchers to identify ancestors >from the 17th century. I am also
aware of two important Jewish censuses in Berlin covering the suburbs
for 1797-1806 and the city itself for 1797-1805, according to an
inventory description. These were my highest priority when I visited,
but the archives mistakenly delivered the wrong items and could not
retrieve these before I had to leave. I have also seen citations of
several pre-1773 lists, but their precise nature is unclear to me and
I am still investigating.

The value of these censuses can only be realized if we index them, of
course, and additional volunteers for transcription or proofreading
would be welcome.

AP Gdansk

List of 152 Jews who became citizens of Danzig during 1920-1932, with
names, birth dates and places, date of citizenship, citizenship file
number, and total number of people (spouse and children? these people
are not named) (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/14/0/4/5945)

Administrative documents concerning the Danzig Jewish Community,
1855-1920, only a few concerning named individuals, but many
signatures on the statutes of the unified community, 1883-1884, have
not examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/133)

Statutes of the Zoppot Jewish Community, 1913-1914; there were other
administrative documents >from Zoppot that I did not photograph
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/10/7/0/7/134)

I was only able to visit the Gdansk archives very briefly, but hope to
have more time in the future.

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


1764-1766 Jewish censuses for certain towns in Poland, Galicia, Podolia, Volhynia #ukraine

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I recently photographed 1764-1766 censuses of Jews in towns owned by
August Aleksander Czartoryski while at AGAD in Warsaw. The censuses
have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to lookup
requests. I will try to distribute the images to people who can
organize indexing, provided we receive the necessary permission, and a
full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. Thanks
very much to the archivists at AGAD for their generous assistance.

The following towns are included (some with nearby villages):

Kingdom of Poland: Baranow (Lublin), Konskowola (Lublin) + Wlostowice,
Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Siedlce), Staszow (Radom).

Galicia: Berezhany/Brzezany, Jaroslaw + villages, Kalush/Kalusz,
Narayev/Narajow, Peremyshlyany/Przemyslany, Sieniawa + villages, Skole
+ villages, Tarnoruda.

Podolia: Hraniv/Granow + villages, Letychiv/Latyczow,
Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz + villages, Nikolayev/Mikolajow, Sataniv/Satanow,
Stara Sinyava/Stara Sieniawa + villages.

Volhynia: Klevan/Klewan

These censuses are not mere statistical summaries, but generally list
names of members of households and identify their relationships.
Approximately 10,000-20,000 names are listed. There are often house
numbers and occupations. Ages are given only for Letychiv/Latyczow.

Note that in Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz, several names include "Balszemow"
or similar, but I have not examined these closely.

The bound volume of these censuses is part of the Lancut Potocki
family collection at AGAD, see
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/168. August Aleksander
Czartoryski's daughter Elzbieta/Izabela Czartoryska Lubomirska was
owner of Lancut and maternal grandmother of Alfred Wojciech Potocki.
I examined and photographed numerous other items >from the Lancut
Potocki collection, pertaining to Lancut itself, and will write about
them separately.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1764-1766 Jewish censuses for certain towns in Poland, Galicia, Podolia, Volhynia #ukraine

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I recently photographed 1764-1766 censuses of Jews in towns owned by
August Aleksander Czartoryski while at AGAD in Warsaw. The censuses
have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to lookup
requests. I will try to distribute the images to people who can
organize indexing, provided we receive the necessary permission, and a
full announcement should follow when indexing is complete. Thanks
very much to the archivists at AGAD for their generous assistance.

The following towns are included (some with nearby villages):

Kingdom of Poland: Baranow (Lublin), Konskowola (Lublin) + Wlostowice,
Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Siedlce), Staszow (Radom).

Galicia: Berezhany/Brzezany, Jaroslaw + villages, Kalush/Kalusz,
Narayev/Narajow, Peremyshlyany/Przemyslany, Sieniawa + villages, Skole
+ villages, Tarnoruda.

Podolia: Hraniv/Granow + villages, Letychiv/Latyczow,
Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz + villages, Nikolayev/Mikolajow, Sataniv/Satanow,
Stara Sinyava/Stara Sieniawa + villages.

Volhynia: Klevan/Klewan

These censuses are not mere statistical summaries, but generally list
names of members of households and identify their relationships.
Approximately 10,000-20,000 names are listed. There are often house
numbers and occupations. Ages are given only for Letychiv/Latyczow.

Note that in Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz, several names include "Balszemow"
or similar, but I have not examined these closely.

The bound volume of these censuses is part of the Lancut Potocki
family collection at AGAD, see
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/168. August Aleksander
Czartoryski's daughter Elzbieta/Izabela Czartoryska Lubomirska was
owner of Lancut and maternal grandmother of Alfred Wojciech Potocki.
I examined and photographed numerous other items >from the Lancut
Potocki collection, pertaining to Lancut itself, and will write about
them separately.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Irregular appearances on UK censuses #general

annick mizel <davanninvelez8@...>
 

I have a dilemma. My great Aunt Sophia Polkovitch nee Savolski arrived
in Uk >from Lithuania on or around 1897/8 supposedly with her sister
Hannah Goldstein. She married Jacob in 1899. In 1900 her daughter
Annie born . Why wasnt she on the 1901 census. Next seen 1911 on
census then nothing until 1939. Now I know where she was living and
who she was living with but no sign of her or her husband. How did
this happen? Only three records of her and her husband?

Annick Mizel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Irregular appearances on UK censuses #general

annick mizel <davanninvelez8@...>
 

I have a dilemma. My great Aunt Sophia Polkovitch nee Savolski arrived
in Uk >from Lithuania on or around 1897/8 supposedly with her sister
Hannah Goldstein. She married Jacob in 1899. In 1900 her daughter
Annie born . Why wasnt she on the 1901 census. Next seen 1911 on
census then nothing until 1939. Now I know where she was living and
who she was living with but no sign of her or her husband. How did
this happen? Only three records of her and her husband?

Annick Mizel


(UK) Wiener Library Exhibit: Shattered: Pogrom November 1938 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those who are in the United Kingdom or plan to visit between October 3,
2018 and February 15, 2019 the Wiener Library for the Society of the
Holocaust and Genocide has a special exhibit on Kristallnacht, the night of
broken glass called: SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938.

The events of November 9-10, 1938 - this is the 80th anniversary of that
brutal occurrence - where thousands of Jewish women, men and children were
brutalized, 25,000 Jewish men placed in concentration camps and over 1,200
desecrated and thousands of Jewish businesses and homes looted and
destroyed.

To learn more about the exhibit see:
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/SHATTERED

As part of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht the Wiener Library will
also hold a talk: SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938 on October 18 at 6:30 PM
BST. General admission is free. To read more about this see:
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=409

For those who are not familiar with the Weiner Library, it is one of the
world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.
Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items
includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and
eyewitness testimony. It is also one of the handful of archives that has
access to the International Tracing Service documents. To learn more about
the Wiener Library see: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/About-Us

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Wiener Library Exhibit: Shattered: Pogrom November 1938 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those who are in the United Kingdom or plan to visit between October 3,
2018 and February 15, 2019 the Wiener Library for the Society of the
Holocaust and Genocide has a special exhibit on Kristallnacht, the night of
broken glass called: SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938.

The events of November 9-10, 1938 - this is the 80th anniversary of that
brutal occurrence - where thousands of Jewish women, men and children were
brutalized, 25,000 Jewish men placed in concentration camps and over 1,200
desecrated and thousands of Jewish businesses and homes looted and
destroyed.

To learn more about the exhibit see:
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/SHATTERED

As part of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht the Wiener Library will
also hold a talk: SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938 on October 18 at 6:30 PM
BST. General admission is free. To read more about this see:
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=409

For those who are not familiar with the Weiner Library, it is one of the
world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.
Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items
includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and
eyewitness testimony. It is also one of the handful of archives that has
access to the International Tracing Service documents. To learn more about
the Wiener Library see: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/About-Us

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jewish Cemeteries Being Cleaned by Southern Baptist Minister #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Steven Reece is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister >from Texas who
cleans Jewish cemeteries and erects memorial plaques in Poland and
Ukraine -- the former Europe Jewish heartland. He says as a Christian,
it is his way of honoring Holocaust victims while supporting the surviving
Jewish communities. He says he is troubled by the failure of European
Christians who mainly stood by passively as the Nazis persecuted and
killed their Jewish neighbors. He sees the Jewish cemetery as a way to
bring Jew and Christian together and work together. His organization,
the Matzevah Foundation, has carried out 28 projects in 14 different
countries with 1,000 volunteers including Americans, Israelis and Poles.

He has cleaned cemeteries in Poland including in Oswiecim. He works
with diaspora Jews to work in Polish towns to continue the maintenance
work. His foundation brings volunteers to Europe >from the Brentwood
Baptist Church in Tennessee and partners them with Jewish descendants
to care for their ancestral cemeteries. He wants to help maintain the
1,000 Jewish cemeteries across Poland.

He is now working in the Ukraine and the recent work in Rohatyn was
organized by Marla Raucher Osborn, who serves on the Gesher Galicia
Advisory Board, and the Jewish Rohatyn Heritage.

To read more see:
https://apnews.com/8920620fda3542f894d9563d1f4e6d0e/Baptist-pastor-finds-calling-in-post-Holocaust-cemeteries
[Or https://tinyurl.com/AP2018-MF . -- MOD]
There are also 8 photographs in the article including of Marla and Jay
Osborn.

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft who contributed to the
story for sharing it with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Cemeteries Being Cleaned by Southern Baptist Minister #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Steven Reece is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister >from Texas who
cleans Jewish cemeteries and erects memorial plaques in Poland and
Ukraine -- the former Europe Jewish heartland. He says as a Christian,
it is his way of honoring Holocaust victims while supporting the surviving
Jewish communities. He says he is troubled by the failure of European
Christians who mainly stood by passively as the Nazis persecuted and
killed their Jewish neighbors. He sees the Jewish cemetery as a way to
bring Jew and Christian together and work together. His organization,
the Matzevah Foundation, has carried out 28 projects in 14 different
countries with 1,000 volunteers including Americans, Israelis and Poles.

He has cleaned cemeteries in Poland including in Oswiecim. He works
with diaspora Jews to work in Polish towns to continue the maintenance
work. His foundation brings volunteers to Europe >from the Brentwood
Baptist Church in Tennessee and partners them with Jewish descendants
to care for their ancestral cemeteries. He wants to help maintain the
1,000 Jewish cemeteries across Poland.

He is now working in the Ukraine and the recent work in Rohatyn was
organized by Marla Raucher Osborn, who serves on the Gesher Galicia
Advisory Board, and the Jewish Rohatyn Heritage.

To read more see:
https://apnews.com/8920620fda3542f894d9563d1f4e6d0e/Baptist-pastor-finds-calling-in-post-Holocaust-cemeteries
[Or https://tinyurl.com/AP2018-MF . -- MOD]
There are also 8 photographs in the article including of Marla and Jay
Osborn.

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft who contributed to the
story for sharing it with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Galicia-Poland) Jewish Cemeteries Being Cleaned by Southern Baptist Minister #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Steven Reece is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister >from Texas who cleans
Jewish cemeteries and erects memorial plaques in Poland and Ukraine-the
former Europe Jewish heartland. He says as a Christian, it is his way of
honoring Holocaust victims while supporting the surviving Jewish
communities. He says he is troubled by the failure of European Christians
who mainly stood by passively as the Nazis persecuted and killed their
Jewish neighbors. He sees the Jewish cemetery as a way to bring Jew an
Christian together and work together. His organization, the Matzevah
Foundation, has carried out 28 projects in 14 different countries with
1,000 volunteers including Americans, Israelis and Poles.

He has cleaned cemeteries in Poland including in Oswiecim. He works with
diaspora Jews to work in Polish towns to continue the maintenance work. His
foundation brings volunteers to Europe >from the Brentwood Baptist Church in
Tennessee and partners them with Jewish descendants to care for their
ancestral cemeteries. He wants to help maintain the 1,000 Jewish cemeteries
across Poland

He is now working in the Ukraine and the recent work in Rohatyn was
organized by Marla Raucher Osborn, who serves on the Gesher Galicia Advisory
Board, and the Jewish Rohatyn Heritage.

To read more see:
https://apnews.com/8920620fda3542f894d9563d1f4e6d0e/Baptist-pastor-finds-calling-in-post-Holocaust-cemeteries There are also 8 photographs in the
article including of Marla and Jay Osborn.

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft who contributed to the story for
sharing it with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Galicia-Poland) Jewish Cemeteries Being Cleaned by Southern Baptist Minister #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Steven Reece is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister >from Texas who cleans
Jewish cemeteries and erects memorial plaques in Poland and Ukraine-the
former Europe Jewish heartland. He says as a Christian, it is his way of
honoring Holocaust victims while supporting the surviving Jewish
communities. He says he is troubled by the failure of European Christians
who mainly stood by passively as the Nazis persecuted and killed their
Jewish neighbors. He sees the Jewish cemetery as a way to bring Jew an
Christian together and work together. His organization, the Matzevah
Foundation, has carried out 28 projects in 14 different countries with
1,000 volunteers including Americans, Israelis and Poles.

He has cleaned cemeteries in Poland including in Oswiecim. He works with
diaspora Jews to work in Polish towns to continue the maintenance work. His
foundation brings volunteers to Europe >from the Brentwood Baptist Church in
Tennessee and partners them with Jewish descendants to care for their
ancestral cemeteries. He wants to help maintain the 1,000 Jewish cemeteries
across Poland

He is now working in the Ukraine and the recent work in Rohatyn was
organized by Marla Raucher Osborn, who serves on the Gesher Galicia Advisory
Board, and the Jewish Rohatyn Heritage.

To read more see:
https://apnews.com/8920620fda3542f894d9563d1f4e6d0e/Baptist-pastor-finds-calling-in-post-Holocaust-cemeteries There are also 8 photographs in the
article including of Marla and Jay Osborn.

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft who contributed to the story for
sharing it with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Galicia-Poland) Jewish Cemeteries Being Cleaned by Southern Baptist Minister #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Steven Reece is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister >from Texas who cleans
Jewish cemeteries and erects memorial plaques in Poland and Ukraine-the
former Europe Jewish heartland. He says as a Christian, it is his way of
honoring Holocaust victims while supporting the surviving Jewish
communities. He says he is troubled by the failure of European Christians
who mainly stood by passively as the Nazis persecuted and killed their
Jewish neighbors. He sees the Jewish cemetery as a way to bring Jew an
Christian together and work together. His organization, the Matzevah
Foundation, has carried out 28 projects in 14 different countries with
1,000 volunteers including Americans, Israelis and Poles.

He has cleaned cemeteries in Poland including in Oswiecim. He works with
diaspora Jews to work in Polish towns to continue the maintenance work. His
foundation brings volunteers to Europe >from the Brentwood Baptist Church in
Tennessee and partners them with Jewish descendants to care for their
ancestral cemeteries. He wants to help maintain the 1,000 Jewish cemeteries
across Poland

He is now working in the Ukraine and the recent work in Rohatyn was
organized by Marla Raucher Osborn, who serves on the Gesher Galicia Advisory
Board, and the Jewish Rohatyn Heritage.

To read more see:
https://apnews.com/8920620fda3542f894d9563d1f4e6d0e/Baptist-pastor-finds-cal
ling-in-post-Holocaust-cemeteries There are also 8 photographs in the
article including of Marla and Jay Osborn.

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft who contributed to the story for
sharing it with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JRI Poland #Poland (Galicia-Poland) Jewish Cemeteries Being Cleaned by Southern Baptist Minister #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Steven Reece is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister >from Texas who cleans
Jewish cemeteries and erects memorial plaques in Poland and Ukraine-the
former Europe Jewish heartland. He says as a Christian, it is his way of
honoring Holocaust victims while supporting the surviving Jewish
communities. He says he is troubled by the failure of European Christians
who mainly stood by passively as the Nazis persecuted and killed their
Jewish neighbors. He sees the Jewish cemetery as a way to bring Jew an
Christian together and work together. His organization, the Matzevah
Foundation, has carried out 28 projects in 14 different countries with
1,000 volunteers including Americans, Israelis and Poles.

He has cleaned cemeteries in Poland including in Oswiecim. He works with
diaspora Jews to work in Polish towns to continue the maintenance work. His
foundation brings volunteers to Europe >from the Brentwood Baptist Church in
Tennessee and partners them with Jewish descendants to care for their
ancestral cemeteries. He wants to help maintain the 1,000 Jewish cemeteries
across Poland

He is now working in the Ukraine and the recent work in Rohatyn was
organized by Marla Raucher Osborn, who serves on the Gesher Galicia Advisory
Board, and the Jewish Rohatyn Heritage.

To read more see:
https://apnews.com/8920620fda3542f894d9563d1f4e6d0e/Baptist-pastor-finds-cal
ling-in-post-Holocaust-cemeteries There are also 8 photographs in the
article including of Marla and Jay Osborn.

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft who contributed to the story for
sharing it with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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