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Wisoki-Litovsk section in Washington Cemetery #general

Joan Engel <jengel@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about the Wisoki-Litovsk section in
Washington Cemetery? Do you know anything about (1) the Wisoki-Litovsk
Burial Society? ... (2) the town? ... (3) Where I can find more records?

I have a number of ancestors buried there and am hoping to find some sources
for additional information.

Joan Engel, NYC
jengel@cyberbuilding.com

Researching: BLINDERMAN, DUBINER/RUBIN, FRIEDMAN, KATZ, LEVINE, POMERANTZ,
SAFER/SEIFER, SILBERGLEIT, SPELKE, YANOWITZ/YANOVICH in Grodno,
Kamenets-Litovsk, Kobryn, Pruzhany & Wisoko-Litovsk ... and ...BENGIS,
ENGELSON, MORO, STRELSKI/STRELETSKAJA, WELLER, ZEMSER in Vilna & Kovno


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wisoki-Litovsk section in Washington Cemetery #general

Joan Engel <jengel@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about the Wisoki-Litovsk section in
Washington Cemetery? Do you know anything about (1) the Wisoki-Litovsk
Burial Society? ... (2) the town? ... (3) Where I can find more records?

I have a number of ancestors buried there and am hoping to find some sources
for additional information.

Joan Engel, NYC
jengel@cyberbuilding.com

Researching: BLINDERMAN, DUBINER/RUBIN, FRIEDMAN, KATZ, LEVINE, POMERANTZ,
SAFER/SEIFER, SILBERGLEIT, SPELKE, YANOWITZ/YANOVICH in Grodno,
Kamenets-Litovsk, Kobryn, Pruzhany & Wisoko-Litovsk ... and ...BENGIS,
ENGELSON, MORO, STRELSKI/STRELETSKAJA, WELLER, ZEMSER in Vilna & Kovno


Re: Chicago American Newspaper #general

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

The Harold Washington Library Center (downtown Chicago)
<www.chipublib.org> holds the "Chicago American" newspaper for the
timeframe you seek. Source: DuMelle, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors
(2005), p. 205.
With Best Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) lisathaler@sbcglobal.net
SEARCHING... (KOLIN) COLLIN of Chicago (1920s-1940s)

Does anyone know who in the Chicago area would have microfilm of The
Chicago American Newspaper for March 31-April 3, 1931?

Judith R. Frazin
jrfraz@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago American Newspaper #general

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

The Harold Washington Library Center (downtown Chicago)
<www.chipublib.org> holds the "Chicago American" newspaper for the
timeframe you seek. Source: DuMelle, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors
(2005), p. 205.
With Best Regards,
Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) lisathaler@sbcglobal.net
SEARCHING... (KOLIN) COLLIN of Chicago (1920s-1940s)

Does anyone know who in the Chicago area would have microfilm of The
Chicago American Newspaper for March 31-April 3, 1931?

Judith R. Frazin
jrfraz@comcast.net


Hebrew to Civil / Civil to Hebrew Date Converter #general

Shlomo Katz <SKATZ@...>
 

The web page of the South Head Synagogue in Australia offers and easy to
use Hebrew to Civil / Civil to Hebrew Date Converter. I tested it for
some birthdays in my family and it gave the right answers.

http://www.southhead.org/Online/TimeConvert.asp?DeptID=125
=20
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring Maryland

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has a date converter as well:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm


Re: Chicago American Newspaper #general

Barry Finkel <b19141@...>
 

Does anyone know who in the Chicago area would have microfilm of The
Chicago American Newspaper for March 31-April 3, 1931?
The Chicago Public Library has the "American" on microfilm. I assume
that the library has a complete run. I have never had a need to search
that newspaper, only the "Tribune", the "Sun-Times", or the Daily News".

The online search engine at chicagopubliclibrary.org is having problems,
so I cannot tell what years of the "American" are in its holdings.

Barry S. Finkel
Chicago, Il, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew to Civil / Civil to Hebrew Date Converter #general

Shlomo Katz <SKATZ@...>
 

The web page of the South Head Synagogue in Australia offers and easy to
use Hebrew to Civil / Civil to Hebrew Date Converter. I tested it for
some birthdays in my family and it gave the right answers.

http://www.southhead.org/Online/TimeConvert.asp?DeptID=125
=20
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring Maryland

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has a date converter as well:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago American Newspaper #general

Barry Finkel <b19141@...>
 

Does anyone know who in the Chicago area would have microfilm of The
Chicago American Newspaper for March 31-April 3, 1931?
The Chicago Public Library has the "American" on microfilm. I assume
that the library has a complete run. I have never had a need to search
that newspaper, only the "Tribune", the "Sun-Times", or the Daily News".

The online search engine at chicagopubliclibrary.org is having problems,
so I cannot tell what years of the "American" are in its holdings.

Barry S. Finkel
Chicago, Il, USA


KUSCHLEWSKI Search #general

Fritz Neubauer
 

Jill wrote:

I recently came across a letter >from my great aunt to my mother (written in 1962)
in which she provides the name and birth date of my grandmother and her parents.
I've searched the website archives and entire web, but can not find a name even
close in spelling. I'd like to find some information. This is my only starting
point:

Ruth Kuschlweski born 31st January 1904 Berlin (she died in Sydney, Australia,
in 1962).

Her father: Julius Kuschlewski (a knit-wear manufacturer), mother Rosa Kuschlewski
nee Cohn.

Does anyone know anything about this name or family? My mother is now in a
Jewish nursing home and in failing health. I'd like to be able to find some
more information for her about her family (she knows about as much as I do).

My comment:

The Memorial Book for the Deportees to the Baltic States has a listing for

KUSCHLEWSKI, Rosalie, maiden name COHN
born 26 April 1876 in Elbing, East Prussia (now Elblang, Poland)
Last address in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg, Zionskirchstr. 37
deported >from Berlin to Riga on 13 Jan 1942

These data should also be in the Berlin Memorial Book (but the library is closed
today). The family should also be listed in the Berlin Address book that in
accessible on line.

I hope that helps

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KUSCHLEWSKI Search #general

Fritz Neubauer
 

Jill wrote:

I recently came across a letter >from my great aunt to my mother (written in 1962)
in which she provides the name and birth date of my grandmother and her parents.
I've searched the website archives and entire web, but can not find a name even
close in spelling. I'd like to find some information. This is my only starting
point:

Ruth Kuschlweski born 31st January 1904 Berlin (she died in Sydney, Australia,
in 1962).

Her father: Julius Kuschlewski (a knit-wear manufacturer), mother Rosa Kuschlewski
nee Cohn.

Does anyone know anything about this name or family? My mother is now in a
Jewish nursing home and in failing health. I'd like to be able to find some
more information for her about her family (she knows about as much as I do).

My comment:

The Memorial Book for the Deportees to the Baltic States has a listing for

KUSCHLEWSKI, Rosalie, maiden name COHN
born 26 April 1876 in Elbing, East Prussia (now Elblang, Poland)
Last address in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg, Zionskirchstr. 37
deported >from Berlin to Riga on 13 Jan 1942

These data should also be in the Berlin Memorial Book (but the library is closed
today). The family should also be listed in the Berlin Address book that in
accessible on line.

I hope that helps

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Family Roots #austria-czech

Joe The Sax Man <joesax@...>
 

My name is Joseph Breitenfeld. My father's name was Johan's Breitenfeld.
Johan's father my grandfather was Karl Breitenfeld and his mother's name was
Klara Breitenfeld, his brother's name was Frans and he also had two
sisters,one sister was married her name was Marie Steshler and the other
sister's name my mother could not remember. They lived in 10-Bezirk
Vienna Austria.

My father Johan's was sent to Dahau in 1938 for political reasons, and his
brother Frans left to England in 1938 and Johan's mother Klara and sister
Marie Steshler left to America in 1938. My grand Father Karl Breitenfeld
died on the 14th of November 1923 at the age of 69 I do have his death
certificate that was given to me by my mother.The information I have is what
I was told by my mother as my Father died when I was only 1 year of age in a
Sibeian Camp where he married my mother after he managed to escape from
Dahau, My mother also was a runaway >from Poland.

I hope you can see way I am searching for some information regarding my
Roots as I have constantly searched with out any resalts all over the
world. also the information about my Fathers Family my not be that correct
If you have any information with my family link, please let me know.
I would greatly appreciate if you could help me.
Thanking you beforehand,

Joseph Breitenfeld.

MODERATOR NOTE: Joseph, this first thing to do is to register the names and
places you are researching on the JewishGen Family Finder at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/

There are a number of other resources that you may find useful, including
databases at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Family Roots #austria-czech

Joe The Sax Man <joesax@...>
 

My name is Joseph Breitenfeld. My father's name was Johan's Breitenfeld.
Johan's father my grandfather was Karl Breitenfeld and his mother's name was
Klara Breitenfeld, his brother's name was Frans and he also had two
sisters,one sister was married her name was Marie Steshler and the other
sister's name my mother could not remember. They lived in 10-Bezirk
Vienna Austria.

My father Johan's was sent to Dahau in 1938 for political reasons, and his
brother Frans left to England in 1938 and Johan's mother Klara and sister
Marie Steshler left to America in 1938. My grand Father Karl Breitenfeld
died on the 14th of November 1923 at the age of 69 I do have his death
certificate that was given to me by my mother.The information I have is what
I was told by my mother as my Father died when I was only 1 year of age in a
Sibeian Camp where he married my mother after he managed to escape from
Dahau, My mother also was a runaway >from Poland.

I hope you can see way I am searching for some information regarding my
Roots as I have constantly searched with out any resalts all over the
world. also the information about my Fathers Family my not be that correct
If you have any information with my family link, please let me know.
I would greatly appreciate if you could help me.
Thanking you beforehand,

Joseph Breitenfeld.

MODERATOR NOTE: Joseph, this first thing to do is to register the names and
places you are researching on the JewishGen Family Finder at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/

There are a number of other resources that you may find useful, including
databases at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/


Re. Military records in the Austro-Hungarian Empire #austria-czech

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

Thank you for all the replies to my query about finding military
records for my grandfather who served on two occasions in the
Austro-Hungarian Army, once when he lived in Galicia and a second
time during WWI when he lived in Vienna. I review below some
of the comments and questions that I received for the
benefit of all those who asked that I broadcast them.

Emailer 1 said the military records were left behind in Galicia and
no longer exist, but perhaps they are hiding in the Lvov
Archives or somewhere else.

Emailer 2 said that the records were once free but now cost
about 80 Euros. That emailer also said that the records
from outside Austria were destined for Prague and Thyrnau and
all the later have been lost. Vienna still has records of
gallantry, officers, and higher ranks.

Emailer 3 suggested emailing The Central State Historical Archives
of Ukraine in Lviv and asking if they have such documents.

Emailer 4 suggested that the records I sought might be in the
military archives in Poland.

Emailer 5 suggested that the Kriegsarchiv keeps only
officer's records.

Emailer 6 asked for the cost of obtaining records >from the
Kriegsarchiv.

A number of emailers asked for contact information on
the Kriegsarchiv.

In response to requests by several people, here is my experience.
My gf was a private in his second tour of duty and I did receive
his military records for that tour >from the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna.
So the Kriegsarchiv has records for recruits who were not officers.
I requested his military records in June 2002 and received them in
August 2002. There was a report summarizing his service 1915-1917 and
four pages of copies of Grundbuchblaetter. There was no charge.
There was no information on his earlier service when he resided
in Galicia.

The contact information for the Kriegsarchiv can be found by
searching in Google for "Kriegsarchiv" but is given below
for convenience.

Osterreichische Staatsarchiv
Kriegsarchiv
Nottendorfergasse 2
A-1030 Vienna, Austria
Web site: http://www.oesta.gv.at/ebestand/ekv/efr1_kv.htm
Email address: kapost@oesta.gv.at

Thanks for all the suggestions,
--
Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu

Researching:
RENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna)
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov, Vienna);
KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna, Vienna);
OLLOP (Vienna) ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor)
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken) VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,
Benesov, Tabor)

MODERATOR NOTE: See also the excellent guide on the AustriaCzech website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm#Kriegsarchiv


Julia Rosario - formerly from Lajes, Azotres #general

Inacio Steinhardt <inacio@...>
 

I am trying to communicate with a lady by the name of Julia Rosario, who was
Jewish Lay Leader at the Lajes (Azores( American Air Base.
Any help to locate her contacts will be appreciated.
I need an information >from her.

Inacio

Inacio Steinhardt
Israel
inacio@cheerful.com
www.geocities.com/beithakfar


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re. Military records in the Austro-Hungarian Empire #austria-czech

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

Thank you for all the replies to my query about finding military
records for my grandfather who served on two occasions in the
Austro-Hungarian Army, once when he lived in Galicia and a second
time during WWI when he lived in Vienna. I review below some
of the comments and questions that I received for the
benefit of all those who asked that I broadcast them.

Emailer 1 said the military records were left behind in Galicia and
no longer exist, but perhaps they are hiding in the Lvov
Archives or somewhere else.

Emailer 2 said that the records were once free but now cost
about 80 Euros. That emailer also said that the records
from outside Austria were destined for Prague and Thyrnau and
all the later have been lost. Vienna still has records of
gallantry, officers, and higher ranks.

Emailer 3 suggested emailing The Central State Historical Archives
of Ukraine in Lviv and asking if they have such documents.

Emailer 4 suggested that the records I sought might be in the
military archives in Poland.

Emailer 5 suggested that the Kriegsarchiv keeps only
officer's records.

Emailer 6 asked for the cost of obtaining records >from the
Kriegsarchiv.

A number of emailers asked for contact information on
the Kriegsarchiv.

In response to requests by several people, here is my experience.
My gf was a private in his second tour of duty and I did receive
his military records for that tour >from the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna.
So the Kriegsarchiv has records for recruits who were not officers.
I requested his military records in June 2002 and received them in
August 2002. There was a report summarizing his service 1915-1917 and
four pages of copies of Grundbuchblaetter. There was no charge.
There was no information on his earlier service when he resided
in Galicia.

The contact information for the Kriegsarchiv can be found by
searching in Google for "Kriegsarchiv" but is given below
for convenience.

Osterreichische Staatsarchiv
Kriegsarchiv
Nottendorfergasse 2
A-1030 Vienna, Austria
Web site: http://www.oesta.gv.at/ebestand/ekv/efr1_kv.htm
Email address: kapost@oesta.gv.at

Thanks for all the suggestions,
--
Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu

Researching:
RENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna)
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov, Vienna);
KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna, Vienna);
OLLOP (Vienna) ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor)
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken) VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,
Benesov, Tabor)

MODERATOR NOTE: See also the excellent guide on the AustriaCzech website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm#Kriegsarchiv


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Julia Rosario - formerly from Lajes, Azotres #general

Inacio Steinhardt <inacio@...>
 

I am trying to communicate with a lady by the name of Julia Rosario, who was
Jewish Lay Leader at the Lajes (Azores( American Air Base.
Any help to locate her contacts will be appreciated.
I need an information >from her.

Inacio

Inacio Steinhardt
Israel
inacio@cheerful.com
www.geocities.com/beithakfar


Stanski- Szafa gra-Warsaw #general

Vangheluwe Daniel <vangheluwe.smietan@...>
 

Dear all,

I am looking to information about S. MACHLIN-STANSKI, master of ceremonies
at "Szafra gra" in Warsaw, 1940. May be he was STANSKI. (source Gazeta
Zydowska 1940 ; http://warszawa.getto.pl/pl/site/ )

But, who is STANSKI? What was Szafa gra?

Daniel VANGHELUWE
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Stanski- Szafa gra-Warsaw #general

Vangheluwe Daniel <vangheluwe.smietan@...>
 

Dear all,

I am looking to information about S. MACHLIN-STANSKI, master of ceremonies
at "Szafra gra" in Warsaw, 1940. May be he was STANSKI. (source Gazeta
Zydowska 1940 ; http://warszawa.getto.pl/pl/site/ )

But, who is STANSKI? What was Szafa gra?

Daniel VANGHELUWE
France


Yiddish Translation Needed #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

Would someone please translate a few words that are on the back of a photo
from my aunt's husband at the time of WWII, Yacek Woszczerowicz. My aunt
Luba Fiszer died in the Holocaust.
The direct link can be found at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6086

Please respond directly to me at: ylca87@aol.com


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
ROTHSTEIN, HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, GERSHIKEVICH


Short Polish Translation Needed #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

Would someone please translate a few words that are on the back of a photo
from my aunt's husband at the time of WWII, Yacek Woszczerowicz. My aunt
Luba Fiszer died in the Holocaust.
The direct link can be found at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6085

Please respond directly to me at: ylca87@aol.com


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
ROTHSTEIN, HAMBURGER(Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia)
BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas),
KAHN/KOHN/COHN/CAHN, FRIEDSAM (Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, GERSHIKEVICH