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A message from the Las vegas Conference Committee #warsaw #poland

Nicole BERLINE <nberline@...>
 

Dear All,

The Las Vegas Conference committee is pleased to announce that the daily
planner for the conference is now online at the following:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm >.

Please remember that it is still a preliminary schedule. We will be
updating it as needed.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you can find the
registration page at < http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm > .

After you register, we also invite you to register for the conference
discussion list on JewishGen. To subscribe to Las Vegas 2005 please go to
< http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager >.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Warsaw Ghetto Deaths #warsaw #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

My grandmother Liza Barska Fiszer/Fischer died of typhus while in the Warsaw
Ghetto. Could anyone tell me how burials were handled during that time? Is
there any chance of locating the cemetery where she would have been buried?
Would my grandmother been given a marker or stone?
Thank you.
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


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland A message from the Las vegas Conference Committee #warsaw #poland

Nicole BERLINE <nberline@...>
 

Dear All,

The Las Vegas Conference committee is pleased to announce that the daily
planner for the conference is now online at the following:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm >.

Please remember that it is still a preliminary schedule. We will be
updating it as needed.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you can find the
registration page at < http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm > .

After you register, we also invite you to register for the conference
discussion list on JewishGen. To subscribe to Las Vegas 2005 please go to
< http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager >.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Warsaw Ghetto Deaths #warsaw #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

My grandmother Liza Barska Fiszer/Fischer died of typhus while in the Warsaw
Ghetto. Could anyone tell me how burials were handled during that time? Is
there any chance of locating the cemetery where she would have been buried?
Would my grandmother been given a marker or stone?
Thank you.
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


Las Vegas Conference news... #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

The Las Vegas Conference committee is pleased to
announce that the daily planner for the conference is
now online at the following:
http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm.

Please remember that it is still a *preliminary*
schedule. We will be updating it as needed.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you
can find the registration page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm .

After you register for the conference, we also invite
you to register for the conference discussion list
"Las Vegas 2005" hosted by JewishGen.
To subscribe to Las Vegas 2005 please go to
http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager .

You will need to sign in using your JewishGen ID
(JGID). If you are not yet registered in JewishGen
just click on the line "I am a new user and want to
Register." The system will take you through the
process.

Once registered come back to
http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager
and sign up for the LV 2005 mailing list.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm


French SIG #France Las Vegas Conference news... #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

The Las Vegas Conference committee is pleased to
announce that the daily planner for the conference is
now online at the following:
http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm.

Please remember that it is still a *preliminary*
schedule. We will be updating it as needed.

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you
can find the registration page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/planner.htm .

After you register for the conference, we also invite
you to register for the conference discussion list
"Las Vegas 2005" hosted by JewishGen.
To subscribe to Las Vegas 2005 please go to
http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager .

You will need to sign in using your JewishGen ID
(JGID). If you are not yet registered in JewishGen
just click on the line "I am a new user and want to
Register." The system will take you through the
process.

Once registered come back to
http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager
and sign up for the LV 2005 mailing list.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm


Family Favorite Foods #galicia

Judith Scarani <judithscarani1@...>
 

My ggrandmother, Judith Buchwald HALPERN >from Janow (now Dolina in Galicia)
brought over our family's favorite dish. For whatever reason, we eat them
exclusively at Pesach. They are called, as she called them,
"bub-ul-yon-iks"...lovingly called "bubuls" by all who know them. We have
yet to meet another Ashkenazic family who ever heard of this dish. I was
wondering if any of my fellow Gesher Galicians have heard of them. They are
basically a Pesal-dik knish.

10 lbs boiled and mashed potatoes
8 lbs chopped onions cooked in olive oil --almost all day--on the stove on a
very, very, low light until they are golden brown
6 raw eggs
6 T potato starch
Salt to taste

Mix all together and form into fist size balls.
Place on WELL OILED (1/4 inch) tray
Brush over each "bubul" with scrambled egg (creates a "knish like" crust)
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 min to 1 hour until golden brown

They never make it past the oven door. What was once a side dish is now our
customary pre-lim to the seder meal. Anyone out there have a similar
receipe?

Chag Sameach to everyone!

Judith Scarani


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Family Favorite Foods #galicia

Judith Scarani <judithscarani1@...>
 

My ggrandmother, Judith Buchwald HALPERN >from Janow (now Dolina in Galicia)
brought over our family's favorite dish. For whatever reason, we eat them
exclusively at Pesach. They are called, as she called them,
"bub-ul-yon-iks"...lovingly called "bubuls" by all who know them. We have
yet to meet another Ashkenazic family who ever heard of this dish. I was
wondering if any of my fellow Gesher Galicians have heard of them. They are
basically a Pesal-dik knish.

10 lbs boiled and mashed potatoes
8 lbs chopped onions cooked in olive oil --almost all day--on the stove on a
very, very, low light until they are golden brown
6 raw eggs
6 T potato starch
Salt to taste

Mix all together and form into fist size balls.
Place on WELL OILED (1/4 inch) tray
Brush over each "bubul" with scrambled egg (creates a "knish like" crust)
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 min to 1 hour until golden brown

They never make it past the oven door. What was once a side dish is now our
customary pre-lim to the seder meal. Anyone out there have a similar
receipe?

Chag Sameach to everyone!

Judith Scarani


Remer/Kapner/Hepner from Gorlice #galicia

jrqbear@juno.com
 

Researching REMER/HEPNER in Gorlice, Galicia

My grandfather (Hersh/Harry REMER, born 14 June 1856-1860) was >from Gorlice;
he married young and was a widower when he came to America in 1880 with young
son Max, whom he left with his sister (married name possibly JACOBS) in New York
City. Grandfather married 3 more times, in or near Cambridge, Ohio. He went to
New York at least once a year to see Max and to attend a lodge meeting (Order
of the Maccabees).

Max REMER continued to live in New York. My father said (not proven) that Max
at about 40 yrs old was President of the New York Central Railroad and on the
board of Saks Fifth Avenue. Max visited his Father and half-brothers & sisters
in Ohio through the years. My dad never met him, but his younger sister did.

Parents in Gorlice were Yosef REMER and Katherine HAPNER/KAPNER/HEPNER.

My dad says that his father may have been born as early as 1856. Harry/Hersch,
left home at age 16 when there was a big argument in the family over control of
the family business, fuel in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. I don't know if they
were that important, but it seems they did have money. My grandfather just wasn't
interested in hanging around to share it. He went off to war, fighting in at
least the Boer War and the Spanish-American War. My dad says he fought in a
total of 4 wars. I presume the other 2 were in Europe.

I am hoping someone can give me more direction as to the Gorlice part of my
granfather's family.

Thanks,
Jim Remer
San Francisco


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Remer/Kapner/Hepner from Gorlice #galicia

jrqbear@juno.com
 

Researching REMER/HEPNER in Gorlice, Galicia

My grandfather (Hersh/Harry REMER, born 14 June 1856-1860) was >from Gorlice;
he married young and was a widower when he came to America in 1880 with young
son Max, whom he left with his sister (married name possibly JACOBS) in New York
City. Grandfather married 3 more times, in or near Cambridge, Ohio. He went to
New York at least once a year to see Max and to attend a lodge meeting (Order
of the Maccabees).

Max REMER continued to live in New York. My father said (not proven) that Max
at about 40 yrs old was President of the New York Central Railroad and on the
board of Saks Fifth Avenue. Max visited his Father and half-brothers & sisters
in Ohio through the years. My dad never met him, but his younger sister did.

Parents in Gorlice were Yosef REMER and Katherine HAPNER/KAPNER/HEPNER.

My dad says that his father may have been born as early as 1856. Harry/Hersch,
left home at age 16 when there was a big argument in the family over control of
the family business, fuel in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. I don't know if they
were that important, but it seems they did have money. My grandfather just wasn't
interested in hanging around to share it. He went off to war, fighting in at
least the Boer War and the Spanish-American War. My dad says he fought in a
total of 4 wars. I presume the other 2 were in Europe.

I am hoping someone can give me more direction as to the Gorlice part of my
granfather's family.

Thanks,
Jim Remer
San Francisco


SITE CITE - German postal code map #germany

Andreas J Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

Here is a map of (today's) Germany with postal codes (first two digits)
and colour-coded states. This may be helpful for locating a German town
if you know the postal code.

http://www.bacher.de/gebietsplaner2002_kl.jpg

Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada email: andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: This page took a while to load through the dialup connection
I'm using just now but it was well worth the wait. In the lower right corner
is a small map of Germany showing all the contemporary states (Lande). Above
the same map, much larger with the first two digits of the postal codes
superimposed. Names of major cities are included but in type a bit too small to
read easily on my screen.

So, if you know the code you can use this map to find the *** Present *** state
in which the town is located and the nearby larger cities. Remember always that
some towns have been part of places (Kingdoms, Dukedoms etc) that bore the names
used for today's German states but which may not be within that state's borders
today. "Germany" was not unified as a nation until late in the 19th Century. MOD 1


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - German postal code map #germany

Andreas J Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

Here is a map of (today's) Germany with postal codes (first two digits)
and colour-coded states. This may be helpful for locating a German town
if you know the postal code.

http://www.bacher.de/gebietsplaner2002_kl.jpg

Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada email: andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: This page took a while to load through the dialup connection
I'm using just now but it was well worth the wait. In the lower right corner
is a small map of Germany showing all the contemporary states (Lande). Above
the same map, much larger with the first two digits of the postal codes
superimposed. Names of major cities are included but in type a bit too small to
read easily on my screen.

So, if you know the code you can use this map to find the *** Present *** state
in which the town is located and the nearby larger cities. Remember always that
some towns have been part of places (Kingdoms, Dukedoms etc) that bore the names
used for today's German states but which may not be within that state's borders
today. "Germany" was not unified as a nation until late in the 19th Century. MOD 1


Re: More German Towns - postal codes & regional (but not Land) info #germany

verlautenheide@...
 

Hello,
zu Ihrer Anfrage im GERSIG-Newsletter vom 21.04.2005:
Stebbach = 75050 Gemmingen
Wiesbach = 66894 Wiesbach/Pfalz oder 66571 Eppelborn/Saar
Bonfeld = 74906 Bad Rappenau

Mit freundlichen Gruessen Dieter Peters, Aachen


German SIG #Germany Re: More German Towns - postal codes & regional (but not Land) info #germany

verlautenheide@...
 

Hello,
zu Ihrer Anfrage im GERSIG-Newsletter vom 21.04.2005:
Stebbach = 75050 Gemmingen
Wiesbach = 66894 Wiesbach/Pfalz oder 66571 Eppelborn/Saar
Bonfeld = 74906 Bad Rappenau

Mit freundlichen Gruessen Dieter Peters, Aachen


*re: Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

I was an inmate and liberated in Terezin in early May, 1945, when the
Russian Army entered the camp.

I don't know the exact number of inmates who survived, but they were
many. According to some sources, over 10,000 people. Beit Terezin
keeps most of their names (see below).

As for people who died after liberation day, one has to realize that
we were all tremendously weak, underweight, dehydrated, and many were
very sick. Despite the myth that the guetto-camp was a haven compared
to other extermination camps, Terezin was an extermination camp in its
own good (e.g., thousands of prisoners were tortured and shot in the
"Lesser Fortress" prison - Male pevnosti, where the last execution took
place on May 2, 1945, a bare 4 days before liberation.), and even
those who were "lucky" to stay in the fake city of Jews were treated
brutally and starved, many times to death.

Furthermore, prisoners brought in the last transports were infected
with typhus which quickly spread among inmates living there.

Thus, it shouldn't come as a surprise that many survivors died after
the camp's liberation.

Also, and this is a fact not very much published, after liberation,
besides the Red Cross, the HIAS and JOINT volunteers came to the camp
to help survivors to go back to their places of pre-WW2 abode or birth.
That was a Herculean task because the railroad lines were in shambles,
many tracks exploded by the partisans (guerilla fighters), and every
public facility and resource was in chaos. The same was true for roads.

Besides, there was absolute scarcity of trains and trucks. Thus it could
take weeks before one would embark on a convoy. My mother an I were
released >from the camp in early June, 1945, over a month after liberation.
It took us almost a week to reach the town of my birth, a distance of a
couple hundred miles, which today can be covered in 5-6 hours by car. As
far as I know, the repatriation effort lasted until August, 1945.

The best source of information on Terezin is Beit Terezin, an organization
which keeps records of most survivors and many inmates:
Beit Terezin
c/o Anita Tarsi
Givat Haim Ihud
M.P. Emek Hefer
38935 Israel
Phone: +972 (4) 636-9515
Fax: +972 (4) 636-9793
email: bterezin@ghi.org.il
http://www.bterezin.org.il/

Regards and chag Pesach sameach
Tom

At 01:00 -0500 22.04.2005, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
Subject: Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt
From: Celia Male <celiamale@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 16:26:21 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 24

Amongst others, I found the sad details of the deaths
in May and July 1945 at Theresienstadt of:
Regine [Regi] KOHN {nee Wunsch},
Irma KAHN {nee KAPP}

If these facts/dates are correct, then we can conclude
that there were still people dying at Theresienstadt
at this very late stage of the war and even when
hostilities had ceased.
Celia Male [UK]


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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen *re: Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

I was an inmate and liberated in Terezin in early May, 1945, when the
Russian Army entered the camp.

I don't know the exact number of inmates who survived, but they were
many. According to some sources, over 10,000 people. Beit Terezin
keeps most of their names (see below).

As for people who died after liberation day, one has to realize that
we were all tremendously weak, underweight, dehydrated, and many were
very sick. Despite the myth that the guetto-camp was a haven compared
to other extermination camps, Terezin was an extermination camp in its
own good (e.g., thousands of prisoners were tortured and shot in the
"Lesser Fortress" prison - Male pevnosti, where the last execution took
place on May 2, 1945, a bare 4 days before liberation.), and even
those who were "lucky" to stay in the fake city of Jews were treated
brutally and starved, many times to death.

Furthermore, prisoners brought in the last transports were infected
with typhus which quickly spread among inmates living there.

Thus, it shouldn't come as a surprise that many survivors died after
the camp's liberation.

Also, and this is a fact not very much published, after liberation,
besides the Red Cross, the HIAS and JOINT volunteers came to the camp
to help survivors to go back to their places of pre-WW2 abode or birth.
That was a Herculean task because the railroad lines were in shambles,
many tracks exploded by the partisans (guerilla fighters), and every
public facility and resource was in chaos. The same was true for roads.

Besides, there was absolute scarcity of trains and trucks. Thus it could
take weeks before one would embark on a convoy. My mother an I were
released >from the camp in early June, 1945, over a month after liberation.
It took us almost a week to reach the town of my birth, a distance of a
couple hundred miles, which today can be covered in 5-6 hours by car. As
far as I know, the repatriation effort lasted until August, 1945.

The best source of information on Terezin is Beit Terezin, an organization
which keeps records of most survivors and many inmates:
Beit Terezin
c/o Anita Tarsi
Givat Haim Ihud
M.P. Emek Hefer
38935 Israel
Phone: +972 (4) 636-9515
Fax: +972 (4) 636-9793
email: bterezin@ghi.org.il
http://www.bterezin.org.il/

Regards and chag Pesach sameach
Tom

At 01:00 -0500 22.04.2005, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
Subject: Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt
From: Celia Male <celiamale@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 16:26:21 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 24

Amongst others, I found the sad details of the deaths
in May and July 1945 at Theresienstadt of:
Regine [Regi] KOHN {nee Wunsch},
Irma KAHN {nee KAPP}

If these facts/dates are correct, then we can conclude
that there were still people dying at Theresienstadt
at this very late stage of the war and even when
hostilities had ceased.
Celia Male [UK]


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


Jews and Seltzer #general

Barry Joseph <info@...>
 

I am writing the first history of seltzer water. Jews have played
various roles in its development over the last few years, >from
selling cows to the guards of the headwaters of Nider-Selters,
Germany, to cornering the siphoning of seltzer at the turn of the
20th century, to consumers.

If anyone has any information, sources, or suggestions about where I
can learn more about Jews in the seltzer business, or more generally
about Jews and seltzer, it would be much appreciated.

I am specifically interested at the moment in:
- anyone with family >from Nieder-Selters, Germany
- anyone whose family worked in the business in the United States
- anyone who is knowledgeable about the practice in Israeli Kibbutzim
of installing public seltzer foundations.

Barry Joseph
NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is being posted because of the role that
genealogy may play. Please reply privately to contribute to the research.
Messages focusing on Jewish genealogy -- questions or stories relating to
one's own family -- may be posted.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews and Seltzer #general

Barry Joseph <info@...>
 

I am writing the first history of seltzer water. Jews have played
various roles in its development over the last few years, >from
selling cows to the guards of the headwaters of Nider-Selters,
Germany, to cornering the siphoning of seltzer at the turn of the
20th century, to consumers.

If anyone has any information, sources, or suggestions about where I
can learn more about Jews in the seltzer business, or more generally
about Jews and seltzer, it would be much appreciated.

I am specifically interested at the moment in:
- anyone with family >from Nieder-Selters, Germany
- anyone whose family worked in the business in the United States
- anyone who is knowledgeable about the practice in Israeli Kibbutzim
of installing public seltzer foundations.

Barry Joseph
NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is being posted because of the role that
genealogy may play. Please reply privately to contribute to the research.
Messages focusing on Jewish genealogy -- questions or stories relating to
one's own family -- may be posted.


Homes for Family Trees #general

Harriet Kasow <hkasow@...>
 

Shalom and Hag Pesach Kasher,
There were several queries about where to send family trees/histories.
The Israel Genealogical Society is in the process of producing a
database of the holdings the Jewish National and University Library. The
IGS library has donated approximately 60 family trees either in graphic
form or text form . These latter include one page documents as well as
handwritten sheets. The JNUL already has a collection of such trees that
are uncataloged but have a shelf number and are arranged in a card
catalog.
We want to put these items on the IGS website with the following
information: Primary family names, Place, Years Covered, Year published,
language and pagination. The JNUL also collects printed Jewish family
histories, therefore this would be a great home for those as well. The
address is the Archives Department, JNUL, Jerusalem.
We hope to have this database online by the summer. For more
information, you can contact me.
Harriet Kasow
Librarian, IGS Library
HKasow@netvision.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Another great home for family trees -- in GEDCOM form --
is the Family Tree of the Jewish People at http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ .
The FTJP's purpose is to connect families, much like the more-publicized
Family Finder. Where the Family Finder provides surnames and towns, the
FTJP gives names, dates, and relationships.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Homes for Family Trees #general

Harriet Kasow <hkasow@...>
 

Shalom and Hag Pesach Kasher,
There were several queries about where to send family trees/histories.
The Israel Genealogical Society is in the process of producing a
database of the holdings the Jewish National and University Library. The
IGS library has donated approximately 60 family trees either in graphic
form or text form . These latter include one page documents as well as
handwritten sheets. The JNUL already has a collection of such trees that
are uncataloged but have a shelf number and are arranged in a card
catalog.
We want to put these items on the IGS website with the following
information: Primary family names, Place, Years Covered, Year published,
language and pagination. The JNUL also collects printed Jewish family
histories, therefore this would be a great home for those as well. The
address is the Archives Department, JNUL, Jerusalem.
We hope to have this database online by the summer. For more
information, you can contact me.
Harriet Kasow
Librarian, IGS Library
HKasow@netvision.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Another great home for family trees -- in GEDCOM form --
is the Family Tree of the Jewish People at http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ .
The FTJP's purpose is to connect families, much like the more-publicized
Family Finder. Where the Family Finder provides surnames and towns, the
FTJP gives names, dates, and relationships.