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Saul BELLOW, son of Abraham BELLOWS of Vilna #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

In all of the many obituaries printed today of Nobel-prizing winning author
Saul BELLOW, I did not see the following facts, which I have read over the years.
I share them here with the goal of assisting other JewishGen participants.

The "Book Review" Section of the Sunday "New York Times" had published a monograph
on Bellow a few years back. In that piece, the reporter had stated that Bellow's
parents had come to North America >from Vilna. That reporter further stated that
Bellow was the youngest of eight children, and that his parents had emigrated,
with their children, while his mother was pregnant with him; that Saul almost was
born in Vilna himself.

In one of today's obituaries, this same newspaper said that he was one of four
children.

And the same obituary also reported that his parents first had settled in Canada
after arriving in North America, where his father, "Abraham," worked as a
bootlegger. Eventually, as is well-known, the Bellow family moved to Chicago.
Saul's mother's first name was given here as "Liza."

Finally, this obituary said that, at birth, his name had been Solomon BELLOWS.

Obviously, if any of this information strikes another Genner as significant, that
person should do further research on his or her own behalf. I am not
representing any of these facts as true, simply reporting what I have read; I have
not done any original research on the topic.

Judy Segal
New York City


Russian Officers Liberating Auschwitz #general

Izzy Salomon <isalomon@...>
 

I am looking for the names of Russian officers who helped liberate Auschwitz
at the end of the war.


Thanks,
Izzy(Israel) Salomon
Teaneck, NJ
Searching; Galicia, Poland
Towns; Nowy Sacz(Tsanz), Radomysl Wielki, Dembitz(Debica), Strasburg(France)
Names; SALOMON, KLEINZAHLER, SPRINGER, ZIMETBAUM;


Yizkor Books from Kishinev, Moldova (Calarasi, Bessarabia) #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

Does anyone know where I can obtain copies of Yizkor books >from Kalarsh, Moldova
(formerly Calarasi, Bessarabia, Romania)? I am interested in names of relatives
who may not have survived the Holocaust.

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA
suzylampert@...
***
MODERATOR NOTE: To read an English translation of the Kalarash (Moldova) Yizkor
book, go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalarash/kalarash.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Saul BELLOW, son of Abraham BELLOWS of Vilna #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

In all of the many obituaries printed today of Nobel-prizing winning author
Saul BELLOW, I did not see the following facts, which I have read over the years.
I share them here with the goal of assisting other JewishGen participants.

The "Book Review" Section of the Sunday "New York Times" had published a monograph
on Bellow a few years back. In that piece, the reporter had stated that Bellow's
parents had come to North America >from Vilna. That reporter further stated that
Bellow was the youngest of eight children, and that his parents had emigrated,
with their children, while his mother was pregnant with him; that Saul almost was
born in Vilna himself.

In one of today's obituaries, this same newspaper said that he was one of four
children.

And the same obituary also reported that his parents first had settled in Canada
after arriving in North America, where his father, "Abraham," worked as a
bootlegger. Eventually, as is well-known, the Bellow family moved to Chicago.
Saul's mother's first name was given here as "Liza."

Finally, this obituary said that, at birth, his name had been Solomon BELLOWS.

Obviously, if any of this information strikes another Genner as significant, that
person should do further research on his or her own behalf. I am not
representing any of these facts as true, simply reporting what I have read; I have
not done any original research on the topic.

Judy Segal
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Officers Liberating Auschwitz #general

Izzy Salomon <isalomon@...>
 

I am looking for the names of Russian officers who helped liberate Auschwitz
at the end of the war.


Thanks,
Izzy(Israel) Salomon
Teaneck, NJ
Searching; Galicia, Poland
Towns; Nowy Sacz(Tsanz), Radomysl Wielki, Dembitz(Debica), Strasburg(France)
Names; SALOMON, KLEINZAHLER, SPRINGER, ZIMETBAUM;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Books from Kishinev, Moldova (Calarasi, Bessarabia) #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

Does anyone know where I can obtain copies of Yizkor books >from Kalarsh, Moldova
(formerly Calarasi, Bessarabia, Romania)? I am interested in names of relatives
who may not have survived the Holocaust.

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA
suzylampert@...
***
MODERATOR NOTE: To read an English translation of the Kalarash (Moldova) Yizkor
book, go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalarash/kalarash.html


Rich Lady Relative Smoked Marijuana? #general

yoni shaprio <shapie@...>
 

This week I got to relatives together to meet each other and I learned many things
about the family. One of the things they mentioned a certain relative smoked
marijuana. When I heard this cou;ld not berlive this. Since elementary school I
have been very again smoking "regular" cigarettes how much more so against drugs.
Both of my relatives she would go into to the bathroom ,locked the door, and smoke
up. I mentioned to a woman in her 70's . She told me if the woman was rich she was
able to control herself to one cig. a day and that was excepted in those days.
Drug awareness is a relatively new think....
If some can help me put some light on this matter. If it helps any this
happened about 1920-40 in Nj-NY area. She was >from Baliystok.


Yoni Shapiro
Lakewood,NJ
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. Perhaps Yoni can post a summary of
responses to the list.


FSU or Moscow Phone Directories Online #general

Izzy Salomon <isalomon@...>
 

Is there an online Moscow phone directory?
Or any other major Soviet city?

Thanks?
Izzy(Israel) Salomon
Teaneck, NJ
Searching; Galicia, Poland
Towns; Nowy Sacz(Tsanz), Radomysl Wielki, Dembitz(Debica), Strasburg(France)
Names; SALOMON, KLEINZAHLER, SPRINGER, ZIMETBAUM;

Email address
isalomon@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rich Lady Relative Smoked Marijuana? #general

yoni shaprio <shapie@...>
 

This week I got to relatives together to meet each other and I learned many things
about the family. One of the things they mentioned a certain relative smoked
marijuana. When I heard this cou;ld not berlive this. Since elementary school I
have been very again smoking "regular" cigarettes how much more so against drugs.
Both of my relatives she would go into to the bathroom ,locked the door, and smoke
up. I mentioned to a woman in her 70's . She told me if the woman was rich she was
able to control herself to one cig. a day and that was excepted in those days.
Drug awareness is a relatively new think....
If some can help me put some light on this matter. If it helps any this
happened about 1920-40 in Nj-NY area. She was >from Baliystok.


Yoni Shapiro
Lakewood,NJ
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. Perhaps Yoni can post a summary of
responses to the list.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FSU or Moscow Phone Directories Online #general

Izzy Salomon <isalomon@...>
 

Is there an online Moscow phone directory?
Or any other major Soviet city?

Thanks?
Izzy(Israel) Salomon
Teaneck, NJ
Searching; Galicia, Poland
Towns; Nowy Sacz(Tsanz), Radomysl Wielki, Dembitz(Debica), Strasburg(France)
Names; SALOMON, KLEINZAHLER, SPRINGER, ZIMETBAUM;

Email address
isalomon@...


Land Manifests to New York from Canada in 1905 #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

I received my Great Grand Uncle's Petition earlier this week and I now know that
he and his first wife arrived in New York >from Ottawa, Canada on the Grand Trunk
RR. They arrived on Dec 13, 1905.

Where would I find their passenger manifest?

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH (Derechin to Canada, Israel, New York and Argentina),
PARELMAN & PAREPLOTCHIK (Stolin & Baranovichi to New York, Yarmouth, NS & Israel),
KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ, STOLAR (Stolin & Baranovichi to Israel),
KROLL & GERCHICOF (Kyyiv to Canada),
ROTFOGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada and USA, Lodz to Israel),
SPIEGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada, Philadelphia, PA & Brazil)


Mizrachi Migration to Poland? #general

ben.forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Genners

I was just doing some casual research into the arabic surname Nagi, by typing
"surname nagi" into google to find out a bit about it. 4 of the first 5 links
returned explained a little about the middle easter/asian origins of the name,
then after flipping through the pages to page 3 my eye was caught by a link to
JRI-Poland (something i hadn't expected), doing a quick search turned up several
people with the surname Nagi in poland. I found a definition of the name to mean
"friend" in arabic, given that this is not a religious name is it possible that
the Nagis in the JRI poland database are Mizrahi jews who had migrated to poland
or is there a simpler explanation to this. I am often amazed when looking through
viewmate at how middle eastern some of the subjects of the polish photos look, but
always put this down to some quality of the black and white image.

I'd be interested to get some opinions - was there much movement of people in the
last 200 years between the Mizrahi and Ashkenazi world (perhaps via the Ottoman
Empire)

Cheers

Ben Forman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Land Manifests to New York from Canada in 1905 #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

I received my Great Grand Uncle's Petition earlier this week and I now know that
he and his first wife arrived in New York >from Ottawa, Canada on the Grand Trunk
RR. They arrived on Dec 13, 1905.

Where would I find their passenger manifest?

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH (Derechin to Canada, Israel, New York and Argentina),
PARELMAN & PAREPLOTCHIK (Stolin & Baranovichi to New York, Yarmouth, NS & Israel),
KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ, STOLAR (Stolin & Baranovichi to Israel),
KROLL & GERCHICOF (Kyyiv to Canada),
ROTFOGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada and USA, Lodz to Israel),
SPIEGEL (Kielce or Lagow, Poland to Canada, Philadelphia, PA & Brazil)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mizrachi Migration to Poland? #general

ben.forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Genners

I was just doing some casual research into the arabic surname Nagi, by typing
"surname nagi" into google to find out a bit about it. 4 of the first 5 links
returned explained a little about the middle easter/asian origins of the name,
then after flipping through the pages to page 3 my eye was caught by a link to
JRI-Poland (something i hadn't expected), doing a quick search turned up several
people with the surname Nagi in poland. I found a definition of the name to mean
"friend" in arabic, given that this is not a religious name is it possible that
the Nagis in the JRI poland database are Mizrahi jews who had migrated to poland
or is there a simpler explanation to this. I am often amazed when looking through
viewmate at how middle eastern some of the subjects of the polish photos look, but
always put this down to some quality of the black and white image.

I'd be interested to get some opinions - was there much movement of people in the
last 200 years between the Mizrahi and Ashkenazi world (perhaps via the Ottoman
Empire)

Cheers

Ben Forman


Correct Harbour, Correct Date..but the Wrong Ship #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

As to the specific problem... one Isidore KATZ born 1889 and arriving on the
Vaderland on August 4, or 10th, 1908.... home town Pultask, Poland (information
from citizenship papers) and said to be with his mother. The poster couldn't find
the person on the Ellis Island site, and hypothesized a missing manifest.

So...first I went to Steve Morse's One Joel Weintraub
-------------------------------------------------------------
Joel, I came up with the same names Kas for Katz, but I did it a bit differently.
All of your recommendations are excellent. I will only add that I look at ships
voyage logs first, then after verifying that a ship with a specific name actually
docked at a specific place and time then I will proceed with the Morris one step
Jewish passenger search. My grandfather stated not once but twice that he arrived
in Boston aboard the Kaiser Wilhelm on the same exact day that his wife's brother
arrived on the Ivernia. (this brother in law was never in this country)(I also
checked Morse Ellis Island search for my grandfather..the Wilhelm never docked
even close to the date he said he had arrived on) It threw me for a time until I
determined >from the Wilhelm schedule that it never ever sailed into Boston...only
New York. It turns out that my grandfather had used his brother in law's name to
enter the country..because another brother in law was here already or he was
avoiding the Russian draft. Had the authorities checked on the Kaiser Wilhelm when
my grandfather declared he would have had some explaining to do.
Bob Roudman
San Rafael


Re: Ellis Island -- Missing Voyage?, thank you #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
What a nice group you are! Though not all had the correct answer, everyone put
himself out to help.

Anyway, turns out the name was transcribed wrong, but the date was correct. My
grandfather Isidore used his Jewish name Yitzchak/Itzchok, and it got transcribed
in the index as Igebok. His mother Tryna (pronounced in deepest darkest Poland as
Trah-nuh) was handwritten as Trane and transcribed as the very non-Polish Irene
(the cursive upper case t & i looking alike).

Thank you again. You should be proud of your altruism!

David Dubin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correct Harbour, Correct Date..but the Wrong Ship #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

As to the specific problem... one Isidore KATZ born 1889 and arriving on the
Vaderland on August 4, or 10th, 1908.... home town Pultask, Poland (information
from citizenship papers) and said to be with his mother. The poster couldn't find
the person on the Ellis Island site, and hypothesized a missing manifest.

So...first I went to Steve Morse's One Joel Weintraub
-------------------------------------------------------------
Joel, I came up with the same names Kas for Katz, but I did it a bit differently.
All of your recommendations are excellent. I will only add that I look at ships
voyage logs first, then after verifying that a ship with a specific name actually
docked at a specific place and time then I will proceed with the Morris one step
Jewish passenger search. My grandfather stated not once but twice that he arrived
in Boston aboard the Kaiser Wilhelm on the same exact day that his wife's brother
arrived on the Ivernia. (this brother in law was never in this country)(I also
checked Morse Ellis Island search for my grandfather..the Wilhelm never docked
even close to the date he said he had arrived on) It threw me for a time until I
determined >from the Wilhelm schedule that it never ever sailed into Boston...only
New York. It turns out that my grandfather had used his brother in law's name to
enter the country..because another brother in law was here already or he was
avoiding the Russian draft. Had the authorities checked on the Kaiser Wilhelm when
my grandfather declared he would have had some explaining to do.
Bob Roudman
San Rafael


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Ellis Island -- Missing Voyage?, thank you #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
What a nice group you are! Though not all had the correct answer, everyone put
himself out to help.

Anyway, turns out the name was transcribed wrong, but the date was correct. My
grandfather Isidore used his Jewish name Yitzchak/Itzchok, and it got transcribed
in the index as Igebok. His mother Tryna (pronounced in deepest darkest Poland as
Trah-nuh) was handwritten as Trane and transcribed as the very non-Polish Irene
(the cursive upper case t & i looking alike).

Thank you again. You should be proud of your altruism!

David Dubin


Re: Vaderland and Isidore KATZ #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

"After a long wait I recently got my grandfather's "first papers" listing his
arrival on the ship "Vaderland" on August 4 (boarding? in Antwerp) or August 10
(disembarking? in New York), 1908.
<http://immigrantships.net/v3/1900v3/vaderland19091012_01.html>
<http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/RedStar.html#anchor369454>

Sorry, no 1908 arrivals listed, I think.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)


Vaderland #general

Sherry Kisos <smwwk770@...>
 

Dear All,

Two of my grandfather's siblings arrived in NYC on a later voyage (December 1913)
of the Vaderland. As a result, I did some research on the ship.

The Vaderland was a sister ship of the Zeeland and belonged to the Red Star Line.
Her first voyage was in 1900, sailing >from Antwerp to NYC. When WWI started, the
ship was at sea and wehn she arrived in NY several days later, she went into White
Star's service. She returned to Southampton in September 1914. After several more
voyates on different lines, she became a troopship in 1915 and was renamed
SOUTHLAND. (The original name was Dutch, but it was too German-sounding for a
British ship.)

In September 1915, the ship was torpedoed in the Aegean. In August, 1916, she was
returned to White Star and carried troops eastbound and passengers westbound. On
June 4, 1917, while en route >from Liverpool to Philadelphia, she was torpedoed
twice and sank off the coast of Ireland. There were four fatalities (crew
members).

This is >from something that was sent to me by someone whom I unfortunately do not
remember his name. I believe that I might also have a picture of the ship, if
someone is interested.

If I remember correctly, there is a site called Immigrant ships and I used the
"contact us" button to ask someone if they could help me with information about
the ship and that is how I found out that the Vaderland was renamed Southland,
etc. And then, of course, I was able to find the manifest on the Ellis Island
database...

Hope this helps.
Sherry Kisos