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FAMILY FROM WROCLAW #poland

mavlin@...
 

Searching for family members VICTOR, WIKTOR, WIKTORPWICZ, >from the
Wroclaw(formerly Breslau) region.

Murray Victor

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JRI Poland #Poland FAMILY FROM WROCLAW #poland

mavlin@...
 

Searching for family members VICTOR, WIKTOR, WIKTORPWICZ, >from the
Wroclaw(formerly Breslau) region.

Murray Victor

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Rabbi Mordechai J STERN of Jerusalem #rabbinic

Miltone@...
 

Is there info on Rabbi Mordechai J. STERN of Jerusalem who is buried
on the Mt of Olives? He came >from latvia and died in Jerusalem 1907
[b.1807]. I have the info >from the Chevrah Kadisha.

Milton E. Botwinick
botwinick@aol.com
Phila., PA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Mordechai J STERN of Jerusalem #rabbinic

Miltone@...
 

Is there info on Rabbi Mordechai J. STERN of Jerusalem who is buried
on the Mt of Olives? He came >from latvia and died in Jerusalem 1907
[b.1807]. I have the info >from the Chevrah Kadisha.

Milton E. Botwinick
botwinick@aol.com
Phila., PA


Austro-Hungarian Military Records again #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear JGenners,

There has been a bit of confusion in this Discussion, which
follows up my original posting. Let me see if I can explain my
understanding of the situation more clearly.

The Austro-Hungarian Army contained recruits >from all over
the Empire, including >from Galicia. When World War I ended, the
Empire was dissolved into several new states. These included the
present country of Austria plus successor states outside of the new
Austria. For example, Galicia became part of Poland in the inter-war
years. It is my understanding that the military records for those
recruits who were >from the new Austria are held in the Kriegsarchiv
in Vienna. However, the military records for recruits outside of
present day Austria were sent to the successor states. Thus, the
records for Galician recruits would not be held in the Kriegsarchiv.
It is not clear to me where these records went nor where they are now
although the discussion did make several suggestions.

This all fits with my experience trying to locate my
grandfather's military records. He served twice. Once when he was a
Galician recruit ending in 1899 and another time after he moved to
Vienna and became a citizen of the Vienna community (zustaendig nach
Wien). When I requested his military records >from the Kriegsarchiv,
I received only the records for his second tour of duty. I have not
been able to obtain his military records for his first tour of duty,
when he was a citizen of a community in Galicia (zustaendig nach
Buczacz).

This represents my current understanding of the situation,
and I would welcome any further input and clarification on this
matter. I will pursue it and if I learn something new, I will report
back.

--
Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu

Researching:
FRENKEL (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)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Austro-Hungarian Military Records again #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear JGenners,

There has been a bit of confusion in this Discussion, which
follows up my original posting. Let me see if I can explain my
understanding of the situation more clearly.

The Austro-Hungarian Army contained recruits >from all over
the Empire, including >from Galicia. When World War I ended, the
Empire was dissolved into several new states. These included the
present country of Austria plus successor states outside of the new
Austria. For example, Galicia became part of Poland in the inter-war
years. It is my understanding that the military records for those
recruits who were >from the new Austria are held in the Kriegsarchiv
in Vienna. However, the military records for recruits outside of
present day Austria were sent to the successor states. Thus, the
records for Galician recruits would not be held in the Kriegsarchiv.
It is not clear to me where these records went nor where they are now
although the discussion did make several suggestions.

This all fits with my experience trying to locate my
grandfather's military records. He served twice. Once when he was a
Galician recruit ending in 1899 and another time after he moved to
Vienna and became a citizen of the Vienna community (zustaendig nach
Wien). When I requested his military records >from the Kriegsarchiv,
I received only the records for his second tour of duty. I have not
been able to obtain his military records for his first tour of duty,
when he was a citizen of a community in Galicia (zustaendig nach
Buczacz).

This represents my current understanding of the situation,
and I would welcome any further input and clarification on this
matter. I will pursue it and if I learn something new, I will report
back.

--
Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu

Researching:
FRENKEL (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)


If you read German, have a look at this paper about Jews in Belorussia, 1944-1954 #belarus

Leonid Smilovitsky <smilov@...>
 

Dear colleagues!

If you read German, have a look at this paper:
1. Die Partizipation der Juden am Leben der Belorussischen
Sozialistischen Sowjetrepublik (BSSR) im ersten Nachkriegsjahrzehnt,
1944-1954 (Participation of Jews in Reconstruction of Economy and Culture
During the First Decade after the Liberation of the Belarus)."Existiert das
Ghetto noch?" Wei?russland: Judisches Uberleben gegen NS Herrschaft
Projektgruppe Belarus (Hg.), Assoziation A, Berlin 2003, s. 277-295.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/JewsAndReconstruction.htm

Fathfully yours,
Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky,
The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center,
Carter Bldg., Tel Aviv University,
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
http://www2.tau.ac.il/news/engnews.asp?month=8&year=2004

E-mail: smilov@zahav.net.il
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/authors.htm
www.souz.co.il/belzem
http://www.souz.co.il/clubs/read.html?article=150&Club_ID=1
http://www.pitt.edu/~pitthist/faculty/gerlachcv.html


Belarus SIG #Belarus If you read German, have a look at this paper about Jews in Belorussia, 1944-1954 #belarus

Leonid Smilovitsky <smilov@...>
 

Dear colleagues!

If you read German, have a look at this paper:
1. Die Partizipation der Juden am Leben der Belorussischen
Sozialistischen Sowjetrepublik (BSSR) im ersten Nachkriegsjahrzehnt,
1944-1954 (Participation of Jews in Reconstruction of Economy and Culture
During the First Decade after the Liberation of the Belarus)."Existiert das
Ghetto noch?" Wei?russland: Judisches Uberleben gegen NS Herrschaft
Projektgruppe Belarus (Hg.), Assoziation A, Berlin 2003, s. 277-295.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/JewsAndReconstruction.htm

Fathfully yours,
Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky,
The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center,
Carter Bldg., Tel Aviv University,
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
http://www2.tau.ac.il/news/engnews.asp?month=8&year=2004

E-mail: smilov@zahav.net.il
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/authors.htm
www.souz.co.il/belzem
http://www.souz.co.il/clubs/read.html?article=150&Club_ID=1
http://www.pitt.edu/~pitthist/faculty/gerlachcv.html


Re: one more last thing about courtesy -- Spam Blocker #general

HJB <hjb@...>
 

Irene Newhouse wrote:

. *And* if you're asking for
information, turn off your spam blocker!!! I personally rather resent
having to fill out an electronic form so that someone who has asked me for
help can receive my reply. To such an extent that I won't do it any more.
And then there are people like me who have ISPs which block
certain email based on some list they subscribe to. I've had
periods of time when people emailing >from the UK have had
difficulty reaching me, although I believe that the email bounced
back to them so that it was clear it hadn't been received. I am
also aware that some email sent to me >from people in Canada and
the US hasn't reached me >from time to time and that sometimes it
doesn't bounce back.

So although I try my best to say thanks to the many who have
helped me one never really knows whether such thanks were
received. Please accept my apology if I've overlooked anyone.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Konyushki & Zurow, Galicia (now Zhuriv,
Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bobrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC;
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatow & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: one more last thing about courtesy -- Spam Blocker #general

HJB <hjb@...>
 

Irene Newhouse wrote:

. *And* if you're asking for
information, turn off your spam blocker!!! I personally rather resent
having to fill out an electronic form so that someone who has asked me for
help can receive my reply. To such an extent that I won't do it any more.
And then there are people like me who have ISPs which block
certain email based on some list they subscribe to. I've had
periods of time when people emailing >from the UK have had
difficulty reaching me, although I believe that the email bounced
back to them so that it was clear it hadn't been received. I am
also aware that some email sent to me >from people in Canada and
the US hasn't reached me >from time to time and that sometimes it
doesn't bounce back.

So although I try my best to say thanks to the many who have
helped me one never really knows whether such thanks were
received. Please accept my apology if I've overlooked anyone.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Konyushki & Zurow, Galicia (now Zhuriv,
Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bobrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC;
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatow & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC


Lodz in 1920's/ Soap Manufacturer/Possibly AJZENBERG/EIZENBERG/Koscielna Street #general

Debra Kay <debjkay@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I have been searching for some time for clues as to the identity and
location of my mother's sister or brother.

My grandmother, Roysa SOBAWINSKI, later SOBAVINSKY, had a child in Lodz in
approximately 1921 or 1922. We believe it was a boy, but this is not
certain. It was given up for adoption with the assistance of her
sister-in-law, Pessa STRAWCYNSKI SOBAWINSKI in approximately 1922 or 1923.

I am looking for someone with any information about families in the soap
manufacturing business or who may have information about same. Supposedly,
the adoption was handled with the help of a soap manufacturer or factory
owner who was located at 5 Koscielna in Lodz. The name may have been
AJZENBERG or EIZENBERG, but this may not be correct.

If anyone has any information, please contact me privately. The child would
now be about 83, may be male or female, and would likely have been adopted
by a family without other children. My grandmother's family is redheaded or
blonde, and blue eyed, though since the father is unknown, the child could
look differently.

Most likely, the child would not know that he or she was adopted, but would
be an only child.

I have found the following family names for families in the soap
manufacturing industry. If you have any information on these families in
Lodz in the 1920's, even if you know nothing about the child, it may also be
helpful, as perhaps someone in these families would have information:

AJZENBERG, EIZENBERG, WAGENBERG, BORYSZANSKI, LANDAU, CUKIERMAN, FERST,
FUKS, GOLDBLIT, GOLDHIRSZ, GRONOS, KANTOROWICZ, LAKRYC, RAJBENBACH,
LECZYCKI, LERER, RAJCHFELD, RUBINSZTAJN, RZEZNIK, SCHONHOLZ, TABACZNIK,
LEWKOWICZ, WAHENSBERG, WAJCHMAN, WAJS, WIDAWSKI, WYGODZKI, GRYNBERG,
GUTTEL.
This list is not exclusive, there may be other surnames.

Thank you so much for any help you can give me.

Debra Kay
Simi Valley, California
debjkay@msn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lodz in 1920's/ Soap Manufacturer/Possibly AJZENBERG/EIZENBERG/Koscielna Street #general

Debra Kay <debjkay@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I have been searching for some time for clues as to the identity and
location of my mother's sister or brother.

My grandmother, Roysa SOBAWINSKI, later SOBAVINSKY, had a child in Lodz in
approximately 1921 or 1922. We believe it was a boy, but this is not
certain. It was given up for adoption with the assistance of her
sister-in-law, Pessa STRAWCYNSKI SOBAWINSKI in approximately 1922 or 1923.

I am looking for someone with any information about families in the soap
manufacturing business or who may have information about same. Supposedly,
the adoption was handled with the help of a soap manufacturer or factory
owner who was located at 5 Koscielna in Lodz. The name may have been
AJZENBERG or EIZENBERG, but this may not be correct.

If anyone has any information, please contact me privately. The child would
now be about 83, may be male or female, and would likely have been adopted
by a family without other children. My grandmother's family is redheaded or
blonde, and blue eyed, though since the father is unknown, the child could
look differently.

Most likely, the child would not know that he or she was adopted, but would
be an only child.

I have found the following family names for families in the soap
manufacturing industry. If you have any information on these families in
Lodz in the 1920's, even if you know nothing about the child, it may also be
helpful, as perhaps someone in these families would have information:

AJZENBERG, EIZENBERG, WAGENBERG, BORYSZANSKI, LANDAU, CUKIERMAN, FERST,
FUKS, GOLDBLIT, GOLDHIRSZ, GRONOS, KANTOROWICZ, LAKRYC, RAJBENBACH,
LECZYCKI, LERER, RAJCHFELD, RUBINSZTAJN, RZEZNIK, SCHONHOLZ, TABACZNIK,
LEWKOWICZ, WAHENSBERG, WAJCHMAN, WAJS, WIDAWSKI, WYGODZKI, GRYNBERG,
GUTTEL.
This list is not exclusive, there may be other surnames.

Thank you so much for any help you can give me.

Debra Kay
Simi Valley, California
debjkay@msn.com


Does Anyone Read Swedish? #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I have received a short note which I believe is in Swedish, but could be
another Scandinavian tongue.

If anyone is able to help me decipher it, please contact me privately.

Thanks,
Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
esjoachim@optonline.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does Anyone Read Swedish? #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I have received a short note which I believe is in Swedish, but could be
another Scandinavian tongue.

If anyone is able to help me decipher it, please contact me privately.

Thanks,
Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
esjoachim@optonline.net


Soldier in 1870 Franco-Prussian War: GINSBERG #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Leo GINSBERG (abt. 1845 - 1895), son of my matrilineal gt gt grandfather
Nathan GINSBERG (1814-1890) and his first wife, the widow FELDMANN (born SINGER),
was born in Breslau or Beuthen. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870,
presumably on the Prussian side. Later he married Louise HOEXTER(1850-1906).

QUESTION: How can I go about finding out more about Leo's military career?

[A curious aside: while Leo GINSBERG was fighting
against France, another of my distant maternal
relatives Frederic REITLINGER, whose mother Sarah
(born WIMPFHEIMER) was born in Ichenhausen (Bavaria)
was involved in an escape >from the Siege of Paris in
order to try to broker a peace settlement.] Thanks!

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


German SIG #Germany Soldier in 1870 Franco-Prussian War: GINSBERG #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Leo GINSBERG (abt. 1845 - 1895), son of my matrilineal gt gt grandfather
Nathan GINSBERG (1814-1890) and his first wife, the widow FELDMANN (born SINGER),
was born in Breslau or Beuthen. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870,
presumably on the Prussian side. Later he married Louise HOEXTER(1850-1906).

QUESTION: How can I go about finding out more about Leo's military career?

[A curious aside: while Leo GINSBERG was fighting
against France, another of my distant maternal
relatives Frederic REITLINGER, whose mother Sarah
(born WIMPFHEIMER) was born in Ichenhausen (Bavaria)
was involved in an escape >from the Siege of Paris in
order to try to broker a peace settlement.] Thanks!

Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


Czernowitz #romania

mccrim1 <mccrim1@...>
 

Welcome Dan, I am new too. Still trying to decide on a question. Have
you heard about the Czernowitz discussion group?
Here is the web site. They welcome people interested in the genealogy and
history of the region

http://members.shaw.ca/czernowitz/

Marilyn Crim
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: There are a number of links to Czernovitz (Chernovtsy)
on JewishGen. For example, please see the Yiskor book at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/buk2_028.html
In addition, there are over 500 members listed in the JewishGen Family Finder,
who are researching families >from there.


Romania SIG #Romania Czernowitz #romania

mccrim1 <mccrim1@...>
 

Welcome Dan, I am new too. Still trying to decide on a question. Have
you heard about the Czernowitz discussion group?
Here is the web site. They welcome people interested in the genealogy and
history of the region

http://members.shaw.ca/czernowitz/

Marilyn Crim
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: There are a number of links to Czernovitz (Chernovtsy)
on JewishGen. For example, please see the Yiskor book at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/buk2_028.html
In addition, there are over 500 members listed in the JewishGen Family Finder,
who are researching families >from there.


* Tombstone engraving mystery name #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

My gggf's grave, (died in 1888), has a very old and worn out tombstone. His father's
Hebrew name is likely:
jud (for sure) - he (or tav) - nun (or vav) - resh (or dalet)
Can you make out a name? Which?

I'm not publishing the photo on Viewmate because it is almost illegible. The letters
mentioned above were obtained through a kind gentleman who visited the cemetery.

Many thanks in advance, please reply in private
Regards
Tom

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen * Tombstone engraving mystery name #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

My gggf's grave, (died in 1888), has a very old and worn out tombstone. His father's
Hebrew name is likely:
jud (for sure) - he (or tav) - nun (or vav) - resh (or dalet)
Can you make out a name? Which?

I'm not publishing the photo on Viewmate because it is almost illegible. The letters
mentioned above were obtained through a kind gentleman who visited the cemetery.

Many thanks in advance, please reply in private
Regards
Tom

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil