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FTM help list #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hello Genners:

For anyone with questions or a problem with any version of the Family Tree
Maker program, help is at your fingertips. Join the FTM help list. Send
an email to FTM-D-request@rootsweb.com. Put only the word Subscribe in the
subject line, and in the message body.

There are a lot of knowledgeable people who will be glad to help with any
questions you have.

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FTM help list #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hello Genners:

For anyone with questions or a problem with any version of the Family Tree
Maker program, help is at your fingertips. Join the FTM help list. Send
an email to FTM-D-request@rootsweb.com. Put only the word Subscribe in the
subject line, and in the message body.

There are a lot of knowledgeable people who will be glad to help with any
questions you have.

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


ARTICLE: Washington Post Survivor cousins find each other #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Hi, Genners.

Interesting story in the Washington Post Online Edition of two Holocaust
survivor first cousins finding each other: one in Arkansas (Emmanuel
KRUPITSKY, >from Minsk, Belarus), one in Australia (original name Ilya
Solomonovich GALPARIN >from Koidanov, Belarus).
GALPARIN/Alex Kurzem found KRUPITSKY through online genealogy, although the
story does not go into detail on this. Kurzem was also the subject of a 2003
award-winning documentary, "The Mascot," made by his son filmmaker Mark
Kurzem.
The long URL should be completely copied and pasted into your browser.
"Holocaust survivor finds cousin"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/04/AR2005050400439_pf.html

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Belarus SIG #Belarus ARTICLE: Washington Post Survivor cousins find each other #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Hi, Genners.

Interesting story in the Washington Post Online Edition of two Holocaust
survivor first cousins finding each other: one in Arkansas (Emmanuel
KRUPITSKY, >from Minsk, Belarus), one in Australia (original name Ilya
Solomonovich GALPARIN >from Koidanov, Belarus).
GALPARIN/Alex Kurzem found KRUPITSKY through online genealogy, although the
story does not go into detail on this. Kurzem was also the subject of a 2003
award-winning documentary, "The Mascot," made by his son filmmaker Mark
Kurzem.
The long URL should be completely copied and pasted into your browser.
"Holocaust survivor finds cousin"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/04/AR2005050400439_pf.html

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Craiova and Braila family research #romania

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

I am conducting research on my family members who hail
from Craiova and Braila, Romania. The family surnames
are:

Craiova: HARAVON, AMADO, PINKUS, LEVY, ESCHENAZI

Braila: WOLFF

Any information on any of these family names is
welcome. In addition, has anybody experience in
finding information in these towns? Any tips for my
forthcoming trip? I am currently waiting for a letter
of permission >from the National Archives in Bucharest
to view the archives in Craiova and Braila, but
recently I was told that for archives later than 1850
I need to contact the Craiova and Braila
municipalities, not the archives. Is this correct?
Anybody have addresses?

Sam Wolff
Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)


Romania SIG #Romania Craiova and Braila family research #romania

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

I am conducting research on my family members who hail
from Craiova and Braila, Romania. The family surnames
are:

Craiova: HARAVON, AMADO, PINKUS, LEVY, ESCHENAZI

Braila: WOLFF

Any information on any of these family names is
welcome. In addition, has anybody experience in
finding information in these towns? Any tips for my
forthcoming trip? I am currently waiting for a letter
of permission >from the National Archives in Bucharest
to view the archives in Craiova and Braila, but
recently I was told that for archives later than 1850
I need to contact the Craiova and Braila
municipalities, not the archives. Is this correct?
Anybody have addresses?

Sam Wolff
Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)


Translation needed #belarus

Dorothy Harper <dorothyharper17@...>
 

Dear List Members,

I have scanned and posted two documents that I am unable
to translate. Both are written in 19th century Cryllic, >from Radom Poland.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/toview.html

VM 5993 is of my g-grandfather Yankel (Jankel) ROZENBERG's birth certificate
in 1870. http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5993

VM 5994 is of my g-grandparents, Leah (CHAIMAN) and Nusan ROSENBERG's
wedding certificate in 1885.
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5994
The wedding certificate seems to be more difficult to read even though it is
a later date and my scanning did not show the complete document
unfortunately. I can scan it again or fax it to anyone able to read any
part of this document for me. Thank you.

Please reply privately,
Dorothy Kaplan Harper (Hochberg)
dorothyharper17@hotmail.com
researching: Rozenberg/Rosenberg: (Skaryszew) Radom Poland; Kaplan/Metter:
(Kozlovitz), Belarus; Hochberg: Galacia.
MODERATOR NOTE: Please include your location in all future messages.






Dorothy


Modern name of town-village "Meschanil" #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

I have looked at maps that show Gomel Province (Homeler Gubernya), Belarus,
for the town-village called "Meschanil" but have not succeeded in finding
it. I believe "Meschanil" to be the Yiddish form of the place name at the
start of the twentieth century as it appears in a ship's manifest list
for1903. Does anyone have a clue as to the village's modern and officially
recognized name?

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel
Researching: ASBELL (Meschanil?), Belarus; EPSTEIN, STOLLER, FINKEL, Slonim
and Kossove; GINSBERG, Moghilev - all of Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Translation needed #belarus

Dorothy Harper <dorothyharper17@...>
 

Dear List Members,

I have scanned and posted two documents that I am unable
to translate. Both are written in 19th century Cryllic, >from Radom Poland.

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/toview.html

VM 5993 is of my g-grandfather Yankel (Jankel) ROZENBERG's birth certificate
in 1870. http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5993

VM 5994 is of my g-grandparents, Leah (CHAIMAN) and Nusan ROSENBERG's
wedding certificate in 1885.
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5994
The wedding certificate seems to be more difficult to read even though it is
a later date and my scanning did not show the complete document
unfortunately. I can scan it again or fax it to anyone able to read any
part of this document for me. Thank you.

Please reply privately,
Dorothy Kaplan Harper (Hochberg)
dorothyharper17@hotmail.com
researching: Rozenberg/Rosenberg: (Skaryszew) Radom Poland; Kaplan/Metter:
(Kozlovitz), Belarus; Hochberg: Galacia.
MODERATOR NOTE: Please include your location in all future messages.






Dorothy


Belarus SIG #Belarus Modern name of town-village "Meschanil" #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

I have looked at maps that show Gomel Province (Homeler Gubernya), Belarus,
for the town-village called "Meschanil" but have not succeeded in finding
it. I believe "Meschanil" to be the Yiddish form of the place name at the
start of the twentieth century as it appears in a ship's manifest list
for1903. Does anyone have a clue as to the village's modern and officially
recognized name?

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel
Researching: ASBELL (Meschanil?), Belarus; EPSTEIN, STOLLER, FINKEL, Slonim
and Kossove; GINSBERG, Moghilev - all of Belarus


Hart and Jones connections #unitedkingdom

Lois Kaufman <lois@...>
 

Does anyone have any information on the following Jones and Harts who appear
to be connected to a Myers family which I am currently researching as they
may be connected to my own Myers family:

Extract >from the 1881 census:
Address: Kingsbury Road Jews Cemetery, Islington
Moss Myers, 54, superintendent of cemetery, born Islington
Hannah Myers, 50, married, wife, born Islington
Esther Myers, 24 unmarried daughter, born Islington
Isaac, 14, unmarried son, bookseller's apprentice, born Islington
Benjamin, 10, unmarried son, born Islington
Jane Jones, 30, niece, tailoress

Extract >from the 1851 census
Address: 9 Cooks Buildings, Stoney Lane:
Isaac Myers, Head, age 53, General Dealer, born Aldgate
Rosetta Myers, Wife, age 53, born Bishopsgate
Abraham Myers, Son, age 29, born Bishopsgate, unmarried
Morris Myers, Son, age 25, born Bishopsgate, unmarried (this is Moss above)
Fanny Myers, Dau, age 22, born Bishopsgate, unmarried, parasol maker
Michael Myers, Son, age 17, born Bishopsgate, cigar maker
Betsy Myers, Dau, age 14, born Bishopsgate, cap maker
Joshua Hart, Nephew, age 12, scholar, born Spitalfields

Regards,

Lois Kaufman


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Hart and Jones connections #unitedkingdom

Lois Kaufman <lois@...>
 

Does anyone have any information on the following Jones and Harts who appear
to be connected to a Myers family which I am currently researching as they
may be connected to my own Myers family:

Extract >from the 1881 census:
Address: Kingsbury Road Jews Cemetery, Islington
Moss Myers, 54, superintendent of cemetery, born Islington
Hannah Myers, 50, married, wife, born Islington
Esther Myers, 24 unmarried daughter, born Islington
Isaac, 14, unmarried son, bookseller's apprentice, born Islington
Benjamin, 10, unmarried son, born Islington
Jane Jones, 30, niece, tailoress

Extract >from the 1851 census
Address: 9 Cooks Buildings, Stoney Lane:
Isaac Myers, Head, age 53, General Dealer, born Aldgate
Rosetta Myers, Wife, age 53, born Bishopsgate
Abraham Myers, Son, age 29, born Bishopsgate, unmarried
Morris Myers, Son, age 25, born Bishopsgate, unmarried (this is Moss above)
Fanny Myers, Dau, age 22, born Bishopsgate, unmarried, parasol maker
Michael Myers, Son, age 17, born Bishopsgate, cigar maker
Betsy Myers, Dau, age 14, born Bishopsgate, cap maker
Joshua Hart, Nephew, age 12, scholar, born Spitalfields

Regards,

Lois Kaufman


Lemberg, Galicia Landsmanshaftn Plots #galicia

Ada Green
 

To those of you with roots in Lemberg, Galicia (Lviv, Ukraine), you will be
pleased to know that I recently cataloged 11 out of the 12 Lemberger plots
in the New York metropolitan area (will catalog the remaining plot on
Sunday). This data will be submitted to the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) shortly so that it will appear the next time the
JOWBR is updated.

In the interim, for a sneak preview go to
http://home.att.net/~adagalicia2/lemberger.htm (for those of you with slow
connections, please allow a minute or two for the data chart to appear).

So far the 11 Lemberger plots amount to 1862 burials. For purposes of the
above-referenced webpage I have combined all the burials together in
alphabetical order. The entries are color-coded according to society (not
according to cemetery); the color legend is at the top of the page. In the
Hebrew name field the "b." stands for either "ben" (son of) or "bat"
(daughter of) depending on whether the individual is male or female.

If you are related to any of the deceased and can provide me with the name
of spouse and parents where I have not included it, let me know and I will
add the data to my Excel spreadsheets before I submit them to the
JOWBR. Just be sure that the information is based on fact and records as
opposed to supposition.

Please note that I have no *known* relation to anyone in the plot and
cannot provide any further information than what is listed here (to a
limited extent I did some additional research with death or census records
for approximately 150 of the deceased in order to determine their
relationship to other people in the plot with the same surname).

I cataloged these plots because I was looking for people with the surname
MENKES (and indeed there are 4 of them). My maternal great grandmother,
Pearl MENKES of Bialy Kamien was somehow related to an Abraham Hirsch
MENKES who was born in Lemberg in 1832 and died in Vienna in 1908. In the
late 1920's my maternal grandparents and my mother lived in the Vienna
apartment that once belonged to Abraham Hirsch MENKES.

Lemberg was the largest and most important town in Eastern Galicia; these
1862 burials are just a "drop in the bucket" of the total number of people
from Lemberg who immigrated to America. For instance, a quick search of
the EIDB for town name containing the letters "emberg" (which allows for a
spelling mistranscription of the first letter) yields 3927 entries right
there and undoubtedly there were a lot more. Jewish immigrants >from large
Eastern European cities such as Lemberg felt less of a need to a join a
landmanshaftn than those >from shtetls.

Other Eastern Galician towns whose NY landsmanshaftn plots I have cataloged
in the past 10 years and which are in the JOWBR are Bialy Kamien, Brody,
Gologory, Nadworna, Sasow, Solotwina, Stanislawow, Toporow, and Zloczow.

Enjoy this Lemberg burial data and hope it is useful to you!

Ada Green
adagreen@att.net


Galician cousins in Imperial Russia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

The summary of the vital records stored in JRI-P (Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland) AGAD project is very detailed. In addition to the standard
information about surname and name, year of birth, death or marriage it also
often lists mother maiden name and mother and/or father town names of origin
which provides further data for the family research

While searching for the records in Galicia I was surprised to see I bit
unusual pattern.

By entering in JRI-P or All Poland database:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

word "Rosja" (Russia in Polish) as the town name (exact spelling), one can
see that there are 391 records for towns in Tarnopol region containing
Russia as the parents town name (birthplace). Since in many instances
father's or mother's town name is not listed at all, I assume that there
were probably more Russian born parents.

By analyzing further Russian town names it is also evident that the majority
of the 'foreign' born parents were >from the neighboring Imperial Russia
Province of Wolhynia.

Wolhynia (also known as Volin in English) was historically part of Poland
till the end of 18 century when Russia took over this territory during
Poland partitioning. Western part of Wolhynia (and the western part of
Polesie - Belarus) became again part of the independent Poland following
Polish-Soviet war of 1919-1920.

For the general orientation please refer to 1921 Poland map at:

http://www.pgsa.org/images/pol1921_disp.gif

Wolhynia (or is it was officially known Wolynskie Wojewodztwo) was one of
interwar Poland larger provinces (over 30 thousand sq km area with close to
1,5 million inhabitants, re: 1921 national census).

Population of the province included : 74.2% Ukrainians, 11.6% Poles and
11.5% Jews. Please note that Jewish population was equal in numbers to
Polish.

Only about 12% of all residents were living in towns in this agricultural
province. Jewish people were mostly town resident and as numbers show below
have constituted a major portions of all towns.

Ten towns of Wolhynia and their total and Jewish (shown as % of total)
population figures:

Rowne (provincial capital) - 57,288 (38%)
Luck - 29,082 (70.2%)
Wlodzimierz - 21,465 (43%)
Kowel - 20,818 (62%)
Krzemieniec- 16,068 (41.2%)
Ostrog- 12,975 (61.6%)
Dubno - 9,146 (58%)
Horochow - 4,421(54%)
Luboml - 3,328 (94%)
Kostopol - 2,990 (40%)
----------------------------------

During the interwar period Wolhynia Jews became integrated with Jewish
communities in the rest of Poland - especially with the neighboring
Galitzyaners. There was no higher education institution in Wolhynia and
young people have attended Krakow and Lwow universities and many marriages
have been noted between the Volyniaks and Galitzyaners.

Jews >from the eastern part of Ukraine have always regarded Volyniaks as
being part of Polish Galicia due to its geographical closeness to the region
and the cultural and families affiliations. It should also noted that during
Imperial Russia rule over Galicia, that the landowners were very same Polish
magnate families whose names can be located elsewhere in Eastern Galicia.

I have been looking forward to read translations of the Volhynia Yzkor
Books. All landsmanshaft folks associated with ten Volhynian towns listed
above have published their Sefer Yzkor. To my best knowledge till today only
Krzemieniec and Horochow Yzkor books have been translated, and >from the
Kovel Yzkor Book only Necrology have been extracted.

In Shtetlinks category there are two Wolyhnian positions: Rowne, which
appears to be in the first stages of development and Podvolochisk (Polish:
Podwoloczyska) which was physically located on Austrian site (Galicia) of
the border.

I have been suggesting for some time to incorporate genealogical research of
Wolhynia within the Gesher Galicia or to establish cooperation between GG
and Ukraine SIGs to get things moving.

Your comments will be appreciated.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary Ab,


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lemberg, Galicia Landsmanshaftn Plots #galicia

Ada Green
 

To those of you with roots in Lemberg, Galicia (Lviv, Ukraine), you will be
pleased to know that I recently cataloged 11 out of the 12 Lemberger plots
in the New York metropolitan area (will catalog the remaining plot on
Sunday). This data will be submitted to the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) shortly so that it will appear the next time the
JOWBR is updated.

In the interim, for a sneak preview go to
http://home.att.net/~adagalicia2/lemberger.htm (for those of you with slow
connections, please allow a minute or two for the data chart to appear).

So far the 11 Lemberger plots amount to 1862 burials. For purposes of the
above-referenced webpage I have combined all the burials together in
alphabetical order. The entries are color-coded according to society (not
according to cemetery); the color legend is at the top of the page. In the
Hebrew name field the "b." stands for either "ben" (son of) or "bat"
(daughter of) depending on whether the individual is male or female.

If you are related to any of the deceased and can provide me with the name
of spouse and parents where I have not included it, let me know and I will
add the data to my Excel spreadsheets before I submit them to the
JOWBR. Just be sure that the information is based on fact and records as
opposed to supposition.

Please note that I have no *known* relation to anyone in the plot and
cannot provide any further information than what is listed here (to a
limited extent I did some additional research with death or census records
for approximately 150 of the deceased in order to determine their
relationship to other people in the plot with the same surname).

I cataloged these plots because I was looking for people with the surname
MENKES (and indeed there are 4 of them). My maternal great grandmother,
Pearl MENKES of Bialy Kamien was somehow related to an Abraham Hirsch
MENKES who was born in Lemberg in 1832 and died in Vienna in 1908. In the
late 1920's my maternal grandparents and my mother lived in the Vienna
apartment that once belonged to Abraham Hirsch MENKES.

Lemberg was the largest and most important town in Eastern Galicia; these
1862 burials are just a "drop in the bucket" of the total number of people
from Lemberg who immigrated to America. For instance, a quick search of
the EIDB for town name containing the letters "emberg" (which allows for a
spelling mistranscription of the first letter) yields 3927 entries right
there and undoubtedly there were a lot more. Jewish immigrants >from large
Eastern European cities such as Lemberg felt less of a need to a join a
landmanshaftn than those >from shtetls.

Other Eastern Galician towns whose NY landsmanshaftn plots I have cataloged
in the past 10 years and which are in the JOWBR are Bialy Kamien, Brody,
Gologory, Nadworna, Sasow, Solotwina, Stanislawow, Toporow, and Zloczow.

Enjoy this Lemberg burial data and hope it is useful to you!

Ada Green
adagreen@att.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician cousins in Imperial Russia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

The summary of the vital records stored in JRI-P (Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland) AGAD project is very detailed. In addition to the standard
information about surname and name, year of birth, death or marriage it also
often lists mother maiden name and mother and/or father town names of origin
which provides further data for the family research

While searching for the records in Galicia I was surprised to see I bit
unusual pattern.

By entering in JRI-P or All Poland database:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

word "Rosja" (Russia in Polish) as the town name (exact spelling), one can
see that there are 391 records for towns in Tarnopol region containing
Russia as the parents town name (birthplace). Since in many instances
father's or mother's town name is not listed at all, I assume that there
were probably more Russian born parents.

By analyzing further Russian town names it is also evident that the majority
of the 'foreign' born parents were >from the neighboring Imperial Russia
Province of Wolhynia.

Wolhynia (also known as Volin in English) was historically part of Poland
till the end of 18 century when Russia took over this territory during
Poland partitioning. Western part of Wolhynia (and the western part of
Polesie - Belarus) became again part of the independent Poland following
Polish-Soviet war of 1919-1920.

For the general orientation please refer to 1921 Poland map at:

http://www.pgsa.org/images/pol1921_disp.gif

Wolhynia (or is it was officially known Wolynskie Wojewodztwo) was one of
interwar Poland larger provinces (over 30 thousand sq km area with close to
1,5 million inhabitants, re: 1921 national census).

Population of the province included : 74.2% Ukrainians, 11.6% Poles and
11.5% Jews. Please note that Jewish population was equal in numbers to
Polish.

Only about 12% of all residents were living in towns in this agricultural
province. Jewish people were mostly town resident and as numbers show below
have constituted a major portions of all towns.

Ten towns of Wolhynia and their total and Jewish (shown as % of total)
population figures:

Rowne (provincial capital) - 57,288 (38%)
Luck - 29,082 (70.2%)
Wlodzimierz - 21,465 (43%)
Kowel - 20,818 (62%)
Krzemieniec- 16,068 (41.2%)
Ostrog- 12,975 (61.6%)
Dubno - 9,146 (58%)
Horochow - 4,421(54%)
Luboml - 3,328 (94%)
Kostopol - 2,990 (40%)
----------------------------------

During the interwar period Wolhynia Jews became integrated with Jewish
communities in the rest of Poland - especially with the neighboring
Galitzyaners. There was no higher education institution in Wolhynia and
young people have attended Krakow and Lwow universities and many marriages
have been noted between the Volyniaks and Galitzyaners.

Jews >from the eastern part of Ukraine have always regarded Volyniaks as
being part of Polish Galicia due to its geographical closeness to the region
and the cultural and families affiliations. It should also noted that during
Imperial Russia rule over Galicia, that the landowners were very same Polish
magnate families whose names can be located elsewhere in Eastern Galicia.

I have been looking forward to read translations of the Volhynia Yzkor
Books. All landsmanshaft folks associated with ten Volhynian towns listed
above have published their Sefer Yzkor. To my best knowledge till today only
Krzemieniec and Horochow Yzkor books have been translated, and >from the
Kovel Yzkor Book only Necrology have been extracted.

In Shtetlinks category there are two Wolyhnian positions: Rowne, which
appears to be in the first stages of development and Podvolochisk (Polish:
Podwoloczyska) which was physically located on Austrian site (Galicia) of
the border.

I have been suggesting for some time to incorporate genealogical research of
Wolhynia within the Gesher Galicia or to establish cooperation between GG
and Ukraine SIGs to get things moving.

Your comments will be appreciated.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary Ab,


Mielec in recent Holocaust memoirs #galicia

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

An article in the April 29, 2005 issue of The Jewish Week, a NYC
metropolitan area Jewish newspaper, reviews two recent Holocaust memoirs
that involve the town of Mielec, about 70 miles east of Krakow:

Irene Eber,_The Choice_

Eber and her family were expelled >from Germany in 1938 and moved back to
Mielec, her father's hometown. In 1942, the family was forced to march "with
thousands of the town's Jews, first to an airplane hangar just outside of
town and then to a series of camps and ghettoes. Eber eventually escaped...
and returned to Mielec in 1943. After being chased by the Polish woman who
held her family's money and jewels, Eber found shelter with another family
and spent almost two years hidden in a chicken coop." Eber, who went on to
become a professor of East Asian studies at Hebrew University, revisited
Mielec in 1980 and reflects on that visit in her book.

Joseph Tenenbaum, _Legacy and Redemption: A Life Renewed_

Tenenbaum, who grew up elsewhere in Poland (Dzialoszyce), was sent to Mielec
in 1944 to work in an aircraft factory. He notes in his book that his camp
was one kilometer away >from "an altar for human sacrifices" in the woods,
where many prisoners were murdered.

Sandee Brawarsky, the reviewer, also writes that both sides of her family
have roots there and that her father had his bar mitzvah at Congregation
Anshe Mielitz, on East 4th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan.

Read the full review at

www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=10806

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Mielec in recent Holocaust memoirs #galicia

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

An article in the April 29, 2005 issue of The Jewish Week, a NYC
metropolitan area Jewish newspaper, reviews two recent Holocaust memoirs
that involve the town of Mielec, about 70 miles east of Krakow:

Irene Eber,_The Choice_

Eber and her family were expelled >from Germany in 1938 and moved back to
Mielec, her father's hometown. In 1942, the family was forced to march "with
thousands of the town's Jews, first to an airplane hangar just outside of
town and then to a series of camps and ghettoes. Eber eventually escaped...
and returned to Mielec in 1943. After being chased by the Polish woman who
held her family's money and jewels, Eber found shelter with another family
and spent almost two years hidden in a chicken coop." Eber, who went on to
become a professor of East Asian studies at Hebrew University, revisited
Mielec in 1980 and reflects on that visit in her book.

Joseph Tenenbaum, _Legacy and Redemption: A Life Renewed_

Tenenbaum, who grew up elsewhere in Poland (Dzialoszyce), was sent to Mielec
in 1944 to work in an aircraft factory. He notes in his book that his camp
was one kilometer away >from "an altar for human sacrifices" in the woods,
where many prisoners were murdered.

Sandee Brawarsky, the reviewer, also writes that both sides of her family
have roots there and that her father had his bar mitzvah at Congregation
Anshe Mielitz, on East 4th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan.

Read the full review at

www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=10806

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: galicia digest: May 01, 2005 #galicia

George Mazur <mazur_jerzy@...>
 

Hi,

I have posted here once and I received a lot of messages but being in Poland
I had some problems with health and I could not do any additional
genealogical research. I am going to spend in Poland next two months
(May 11th-July 8th), so if someone needs reasonable help in the
Warsaw/Krakow/Przemysl/Lublin area please email me. I am a PhD candidate in
the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University in
Boston. I am also Polish and I know archives there. I am originally >from
Brzesko (Galicia).

Best,

Jerzy Mazur
Brandeis University

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: galicia digest: May 01, 2005 #galicia

George Mazur <mazur_jerzy@...>
 

Hi,

I have posted here once and I received a lot of messages but being in Poland
I had some problems with health and I could not do any additional
genealogical research. I am going to spend in Poland next two months
(May 11th-July 8th), so if someone needs reasonable help in the
Warsaw/Krakow/Przemysl/Lublin area please email me. I am a PhD candidate in
the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University in
Boston. I am also Polish and I know archives there. I am originally >from
Brzesko (Galicia).

Best,

Jerzy Mazur
Brandeis University

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: This one-time announcement of a commercial
offering is being published because it may be of general interest to our list.]