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Re: Translation - Thanks #germany

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,
Many thanks to all who responded to my request with transcriptions & translations
of the German and Hebrew inscriptions for Karoline Lederer-Freschl.

Judith Berlowitz Berkeley, California, USA <jberlowitz@prodigy.net>


German SIG #Germany Re: Translation - Thanks #germany

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,
Many thanks to all who responded to my request with transcriptions & translations
of the German and Hebrew inscriptions for Karoline Lederer-Freschl.

Judith Berlowitz Berkeley, California, USA <jberlowitz@prodigy.net>


Searching Barry LiCHTMAN or relatives from Philadelphia #germany

Pierre KOGAN
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

I'm searching Barry LICHTMAN (said: next of kin) , living 1967 at Seminole
Melrose Park, PA 19027-3508, found on the death certificate established for
Charles STRAUSS 1882 Muelheim/Mosel (Prussia) - Nov.1967 Philadelphia, PA.
Thanks for your answers,

Pierre Kogan Strasbourg France <kogan@wanadoo.fr>


German SIG #Germany Searching Barry LiCHTMAN or relatives from Philadelphia #germany

Pierre KOGAN
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

I'm searching Barry LICHTMAN (said: next of kin) , living 1967 at Seminole
Melrose Park, PA 19027-3508, found on the death certificate established for
Charles STRAUSS 1882 Muelheim/Mosel (Prussia) - Nov.1967 Philadelphia, PA.
Thanks for your answers,

Pierre Kogan Strasbourg France <kogan@wanadoo.fr>


NISNEVICH and Lyakhovichi #belarus

Deborah Glassman <dgg2020@...>
 

In response to the posting about Nisnevich possibly >from Baranovichi.

The family name Nisnevich appears on the Lyakhovichi shtetl site in the
forms NIESNIWICKI and NEZNEWITZKY. Lyakhovichi is the next town over from
Baranovichi.

Look on the Lyakhovichi shtetl site
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lyakhovichi/lyakhovichi.html
Baranovichi became home to many >from nearby Lyakhovichi when the Baranovichi
was built as a railway town in the 1870s. Many families in Baranovichi had
strong family ties to Lyakhovichi. The name NIESNIWICKI appears on the
Lyakhovichi site in a Holocaust listing of those born in Lyakhovichi but
living elsewhere; it is actually mangled on an Ellis Island list there -it
will appear in the May update as the correction "NEZNEWITZKAYA" to an Ellis
Island record transcribed in the EIDB as "Negnewitzkafa" (That is the record
of a 27 year old woman Minja entering the US in 1913 with a brother Chaskel
NEZNEWITZKY in Lyakhovichi and going to a sister surnamed POLAK.)

For any researcher who only knows that their family was >from Slutsk,
Slonim, Baranovichi, Kletsk, Nesvizh, or one of the small towns in the
area - I suggest you check out the Lyakhovichi shtetl site for possible
connections.

As the webmaster of that site I am always looking for more information on
family and places related to Lyakhovichi. We have a big update scheduled for
the second week in May with many new photos and data resources to be added.
We would love to post your Lyakhovichi materials and give you a space to
post specific searches you are doing.


Deborah Glassman
Elkins Park PA (outside Philadelphia)


Jewish-German in Ukraine #ukraine

Alan Schwartz
 

Hi, My grandfather who emigrated to the U S >from Odessa had the last name of
LANDES. Since this might be a German name I was wondering what information is
available on people who emigrated >from Germany to the Ukraine before going
elsewhere. Any information will be appreciated.

Alan Schwartz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You will have a greater chance of success if you let us know
where you are located and sign with your E-mail address.


Belarus SIG #Belarus NISNEVICH and Lyakhovichi #belarus

Deborah Glassman <dgg2020@...>
 

In response to the posting about Nisnevich possibly >from Baranovichi.

The family name Nisnevich appears on the Lyakhovichi shtetl site in the
forms NIESNIWICKI and NEZNEWITZKY. Lyakhovichi is the next town over from
Baranovichi.

Look on the Lyakhovichi shtetl site
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lyakhovichi/lyakhovichi.html
Baranovichi became home to many >from nearby Lyakhovichi when the Baranovichi
was built as a railway town in the 1870s. Many families in Baranovichi had
strong family ties to Lyakhovichi. The name NIESNIWICKI appears on the
Lyakhovichi site in a Holocaust listing of those born in Lyakhovichi but
living elsewhere; it is actually mangled on an Ellis Island list there -it
will appear in the May update as the correction "NEZNEWITZKAYA" to an Ellis
Island record transcribed in the EIDB as "Negnewitzkafa" (That is the record
of a 27 year old woman Minja entering the US in 1913 with a brother Chaskel
NEZNEWITZKY in Lyakhovichi and going to a sister surnamed POLAK.)

For any researcher who only knows that their family was >from Slutsk,
Slonim, Baranovichi, Kletsk, Nesvizh, or one of the small towns in the
area - I suggest you check out the Lyakhovichi shtetl site for possible
connections.

As the webmaster of that site I am always looking for more information on
family and places related to Lyakhovichi. We have a big update scheduled for
the second week in May with many new photos and data resources to be added.
We would love to post your Lyakhovichi materials and give you a space to
post specific searches you are doing.


Deborah Glassman
Elkins Park PA (outside Philadelphia)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Jewish-German in Ukraine #ukraine

Alan Schwartz
 

Hi, My grandfather who emigrated to the U S >from Odessa had the last name of
LANDES. Since this might be a German name I was wondering what information is
available on people who emigrated >from Germany to the Ukraine before going
elsewhere. Any information will be appreciated.

Alan Schwartz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You will have a greater chance of success if you let us know
where you are located and sign with your E-mail address.


Complete conference planner #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Your conference planning can begin now. The schedule has been put online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/planner.htm#sun

There's a lot to see, hear & do. Are you registered yet?

Best regards,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca


My Trip To Russia #ukraine

rusty <rustysings@...>
 

My Womens Barbershop Chorus has been invited by the Russian Ministry of
Culture to perform and teach at the Russian Barbershop Festival in August.
I will be in St Petersberg for about 10 days and then 3 days in Moscow.
Would there be any research I could do while I was there....if it were
allowed?
My grandfather DEKTOR and his mother KATZ were born in Balta, near Odessa.
We are not going there, but are there records or archives in St Petersberg
or Moscow that I can write to ahead of time, or go to once I am there, for
information on my family?
If not, would there be anything I could do for someone else while I am
there?
Does anyone know of Jewish places to visit - synagogues, etc. Should this
be posted to a different digest?

Thanks,
Dalya Dektor
rustysings@adelphia.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Complete conference planner #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Your conference planning can begin now. The schedule has been put online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/planner.htm#sun

There's a lot to see, hear & do. Are you registered yet?

Best regards,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine My Trip To Russia #ukraine

rusty <rustysings@...>
 

My Womens Barbershop Chorus has been invited by the Russian Ministry of
Culture to perform and teach at the Russian Barbershop Festival in August.
I will be in St Petersberg for about 10 days and then 3 days in Moscow.
Would there be any research I could do while I was there....if it were
allowed?
My grandfather DEKTOR and his mother KATZ were born in Balta, near Odessa.
We are not going there, but are there records or archives in St Petersberg
or Moscow that I can write to ahead of time, or go to once I am there, for
information on my family?
If not, would there be anything I could do for someone else while I am
there?
Does anyone know of Jewish places to visit - synagogues, etc. Should this
be posted to a different digest?

Thanks,
Dalya Dektor
rustysings@adelphia.net


Paraguay, Viennese Jews and Biberach #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Within the history of the holocaust, the name Biberach
is not well-known and will remain a mere footnote or
curiosity. When, I checked the message archives of
Jewishgen I could find only one posting on Gersig in
2003 asking for information on Bergen-Belsen internees
sent to Switzerland via Biberach. Yet at least for a
few Austrian Jews, it was their final detention place
- and mercifully, a relatively safe haven.

The liberation of the camp will be celebrated this
week. Biberach was a strange camp - set up in Southern
Germany to house Channel Islanders and other British
citizens for eventual exchange with German prisoners
held by the British. It was not an extermination camp
and in fact not intended for Jews at all. The camp
appears to have been run internally mainly by the
British. In September 1942, the German authorities
moved 2000 men, women, and children >from the Channel
Islands to internment camps in Germany. They comprised
all non-permanent residents and those not born there
who were between the ages of 16 and 70 years ....

Last weekend, I had the opportunity, for the first
time, to read some accounts by a family member of
their
detention at Biberach and how they got there. The
unpublished tale explains how some wealthy Austrian
citizens obtained Paraguayan passports in Switzerland
at a hefty price. Unfortunately, the actual source of
the passports was not revealed. It was however these
passports which, for some lucky Viennese, eventually
saved their lives.

My family members were interned at Bergen-Belsen. At a
late stage of the war, the Nazis were keen to get as
many exchange people as possible for their citizens
and decided to ship the "South Americans" >from Bergen-
Belsen to Biberach for this purpose. This group
included "my" Paraguayan Austrian Jews!

The account also talked about the great excitement in
Biberach as a whole group of "Benghazis" arrived. They
were described as British citizens and orthodox Jews
in flowing robes [I am now sure this description was
fictionalised as they came directly from
Bergen-Belsen].

I have now checked out the facts in this family saga
with other references on the internet and they appear
to be corroborated:

1. On the Yad vashem site you will only find three
deaths at Biberach, all deported fron the Netherlands.


2. For details of the "exchange" Jews at Bergen-Belsen
see:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/BergenBelsen02.html


..... 222 Jews .. were selected in April 1944 from
approximately 1300 holders of certificates for
Palestine. This group finally left for Istanbul via
Vienna and Budapest on June 30, 1944 and reached Haifa
on July 10, 1944. The second group .... consisted of
136 Jews who left Bergen-Belsen on January 21, 1945
and arrived in Switzerland on January 25, 1945. A
total of 301 Bergen-Belsen inmates, who were citizens
of South American or Central American countries, had
left the camp on the 21st of January, but 165 of them
were taken to civil internment camps at Biberach and
Ravensburg.

see also if you read German:

http://www.shoa.de/content/view/239/60/

3. There are accounts of the deportation of Libyan
Jews and their final destination at Biberach in 1944

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/JewsofLibya/LibyanJews/RoumaniAspects.html
http://www.jewishrefugees.org/resources.htm
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/gallery/pg23/pg5/pg23561.html

NB: some of these are long Urls: please copy and paste
them all into your browser.

In the UK on 23rd April [the anniversary of the
liberation of Biberach camp], the History Channel will
show "Stolen by Hitler", the story of the Channel
Island Deportees. Further films by the producer will
be shown on May 9th, 10th and 11th.

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/code/showliberationarticle.pl?ArticleID=000013

Although this is an Austria-Czech site, in this
instance the fate of a number of peoples of different
backgrounds is hard to disentangle; most importantly
for our SIG however, we can learn how some Austrians,
and presumably Jews >from other countries too, did
survive the holocaust by purchasing Paraguayan and
other South American passports in Switzerland.

Celia Male [UK]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Paraguay, Viennese Jews and Biberach #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Within the history of the holocaust, the name Biberach
is not well-known and will remain a mere footnote or
curiosity. When, I checked the message archives of
Jewishgen I could find only one posting on Gersig in
2003 asking for information on Bergen-Belsen internees
sent to Switzerland via Biberach. Yet at least for a
few Austrian Jews, it was their final detention place
- and mercifully, a relatively safe haven.

The liberation of the camp will be celebrated this
week. Biberach was a strange camp - set up in Southern
Germany to house Channel Islanders and other British
citizens for eventual exchange with German prisoners
held by the British. It was not an extermination camp
and in fact not intended for Jews at all. The camp
appears to have been run internally mainly by the
British. In September 1942, the German authorities
moved 2000 men, women, and children >from the Channel
Islands to internment camps in Germany. They comprised
all non-permanent residents and those not born there
who were between the ages of 16 and 70 years ....

Last weekend, I had the opportunity, for the first
time, to read some accounts by a family member of
their
detention at Biberach and how they got there. The
unpublished tale explains how some wealthy Austrian
citizens obtained Paraguayan passports in Switzerland
at a hefty price. Unfortunately, the actual source of
the passports was not revealed. It was however these
passports which, for some lucky Viennese, eventually
saved their lives.

My family members were interned at Bergen-Belsen. At a
late stage of the war, the Nazis were keen to get as
many exchange people as possible for their citizens
and decided to ship the "South Americans" >from Bergen-
Belsen to Biberach for this purpose. This group
included "my" Paraguayan Austrian Jews!

The account also talked about the great excitement in
Biberach as a whole group of "Benghazis" arrived. They
were described as British citizens and orthodox Jews
in flowing robes [I am now sure this description was
fictionalised as they came directly from
Bergen-Belsen].

I have now checked out the facts in this family saga
with other references on the internet and they appear
to be corroborated:

1. On the Yad vashem site you will only find three
deaths at Biberach, all deported fron the Netherlands.


2. For details of the "exchange" Jews at Bergen-Belsen
see:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/BergenBelsen02.html


..... 222 Jews .. were selected in April 1944 from
approximately 1300 holders of certificates for
Palestine. This group finally left for Istanbul via
Vienna and Budapest on June 30, 1944 and reached Haifa
on July 10, 1944. The second group .... consisted of
136 Jews who left Bergen-Belsen on January 21, 1945
and arrived in Switzerland on January 25, 1945. A
total of 301 Bergen-Belsen inmates, who were citizens
of South American or Central American countries, had
left the camp on the 21st of January, but 165 of them
were taken to civil internment camps at Biberach and
Ravensburg.

see also if you read German:

http://www.shoa.de/content/view/239/60/

3. There are accounts of the deportation of Libyan
Jews and their final destination at Biberach in 1944

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/JewsofLibya/LibyanJews/RoumaniAspects.html
http://www.jewishrefugees.org/resources.htm
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/gallery/pg23/pg5/pg23561.html

NB: some of these are long Urls: please copy and paste
them all into your browser.

In the UK on 23rd April [the anniversary of the
liberation of Biberach camp], the History Channel will
show "Stolen by Hitler", the story of the Channel
Island Deportees. Further films by the producer will
be shown on May 9th, 10th and 11th.

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/code/showliberationarticle.pl?ArticleID=000013

Although this is an Austria-Czech site, in this
instance the fate of a number of peoples of different
backgrounds is hard to disentangle; most importantly
for our SIG however, we can learn how some Austrians,
and presumably Jews >from other countries too, did
survive the holocaust by purchasing Paraguayan and
other South American passports in Switzerland.

Celia Male [UK]


Translation thanks #austria-czech

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear ACSiggers,
Many thanks to all who responded to my request with
transcriptions & translations of the German and Hebrew
inscriptions for Karoline Lederer-Freschl.
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Translation thanks #austria-czech

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear ACSiggers,
Many thanks to all who responded to my request with
transcriptions & translations of the German and Hebrew
inscriptions for Karoline Lederer-Freschl.
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


TO Henry regarding RUBIN family #austria-czech

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Dear Henry,
Would you please send me your message again? It had been deleted
before I had a chance to read it.
Thanks.
Bob RUBIN
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech TO Henry regarding RUBIN family #austria-czech

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Dear Henry,
Would you please send me your message again? It had been deleted
before I had a chance to read it.
Thanks.
Bob RUBIN
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


Bohemian Jewish Census #austria-czech

meretz
 

Peter Zimmer wrote: "Now volume 5 of the Czech Jewish Census is
available as a transcribed version in bookform, too. So only one more
"Kraj" is left and that is Prague."

I believe Peter means rather "*Bohemian* Jewish Census" and not the entire
area of nowadays Czech Republic. Unfortunately, no such publications do
exist for Moravia.
Reason for the misunderstanding may be that in the Czech language, C(^)echy
means Bohemia.

Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bohemian Jewish Census #austria-czech

meretz
 

Peter Zimmer wrote: "Now volume 5 of the Czech Jewish Census is
available as a transcribed version in bookform, too. So only one more
"Kraj" is left and that is Prague."

I believe Peter means rather "*Bohemian* Jewish Census" and not the entire
area of nowadays Czech Republic. Unfortunately, no such publications do
exist for Moravia.
Reason for the misunderstanding may be that in the Czech language, C(^)echy
means Bohemia.

Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel