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Re: Toledo Ohio border crossing #general

abe simon
 

On Apr 19 2005 Laurie Rappeport wrote:
My grandfather arrived in Montreal >from Europe in 1905, and then crossed
into America at the Toledo Ohio border crossing.

Is there anywhere to access records of the Toledo border crossings?
I wouldn't normally think of Toledo as a border crossing. If he went
by land he would have gone through Detroit or Buffalo or maybe even
Sault Ste. Marie to get to Toledo >from Montreal. And before the St
Lawrence Seaway allowed ocean liners into the Great Lakes in 1955
you couldn't get >from Montreal to Lake Erie on anything larger than a
ship small enough to get through the Lachine and Welland Canals in Canada,
no ocean liners.
Abe Simon
Las Vegas NV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Toledo Ohio border crossing #general

abe simon
 

On Apr 19 2005 Laurie Rappeport wrote:
My grandfather arrived in Montreal >from Europe in 1905, and then crossed
into America at the Toledo Ohio border crossing.

Is there anywhere to access records of the Toledo border crossings?
I wouldn't normally think of Toledo as a border crossing. If he went
by land he would have gone through Detroit or Buffalo or maybe even
Sault Ste. Marie to get to Toledo >from Montreal. And before the St
Lawrence Seaway allowed ocean liners into the Great Lakes in 1955
you couldn't get >from Montreal to Lake Erie on anything larger than a
ship small enough to get through the Lachine and Welland Canals in Canada,
no ocean liners.
Abe Simon
Las Vegas NV


Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I recently watched a documentary about Kurt Gerron. It said that Mr. Gerron
was on the 11th and final transport >from Theresienstadt in October of 1944
to Auschwitz. It also said that the day after he was murdered, Himmler
closed all the gas chambers. Is that true?

My aunt was in Theresienstadt. She arrived there on April 2, 1945. I was
told that Theresienstadt was liberated soon after, and that is how she
survived. But the documentary makes it sound like no one was there after
October, 1944. Did my aunt actually go to Auschwitz, and none of my family
knew about it?

I am really confused, and would like to know what the real facts are. My
information about my aunt comes >from the Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance
Association.

Thanks very much,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I recently watched a documentary about Kurt Gerron. It said that Mr. Gerron
was on the 11th and final transport >from Theresienstadt in October of 1944
to Auschwitz. It also said that the day after he was murdered, Himmler
closed all the gas chambers. Is that true?

My aunt was in Theresienstadt. She arrived there on April 2, 1945. I was
told that Theresienstadt was liberated soon after, and that is how she
survived. But the documentary makes it sound like no one was there after
October, 1944. Did my aunt actually go to Auschwitz, and none of my family
knew about it?

I am really confused, and would like to know what the real facts are. My
information about my aunt comes >from the Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance
Association.

Thanks very much,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV

MODERATOR NOTE: You may find it advantageous to also register with the
AustriaCzech SIG and post this request to the List. The AustriaCzech
SIG website may have information that answers your question.
Find them at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/


Articles about the Holocaust in Romania #romania

Susanna Vendel <svendel@...>
 

There are some very interesting articles about the Holocaust in Romania
on the President's web site at http://www.presidency.ro
Under "Select" you can find the list of the articles.[MODERATOR NOTE: For English
click on that word in the upper right; then click on International Holocaust Com-
mission on right side]

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Romania SIG #Romania Articles about the Holocaust in Romania #romania

Susanna Vendel <svendel@...>
 

There are some very interesting articles about the Holocaust in Romania
on the President's web site at http://www.presidency.ro
Under "Select" you can find the list of the articles.[MODERATOR NOTE: For English
click on that word in the upper right; then click on International Holocaust Com-
mission on right side]

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Re: NISNEVICH - Thank You! #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Although I have individually thanked and continue correspondence with
Genners who have provided NISNEVICH information for my cousin's husband,
here is a general thank you to everyone on the Belarus SIG list.

At this season, when we once again hear the story of one of our people's
large-scale migrations, it is especially fitting that we also try, at our
seder tables, to tell the story of our individual family's migrations around
the world.

May all of you have a great holiday with interesting finds along your
personal road to discovery.And, if Belarus SIG and JewishGen have helped you,
please remember to help them with contributions.

Chag sameach!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: NISNEVICH - Thank You! #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Although I have individually thanked and continue correspondence with
Genners who have provided NISNEVICH information for my cousin's husband,
here is a general thank you to everyone on the Belarus SIG list.

At this season, when we once again hear the story of one of our people's
large-scale migrations, it is especially fitting that we also try, at our
seder tables, to tell the story of our individual family's migrations around
the world.

May all of you have a great holiday with interesting finds along your
personal road to discovery.And, if Belarus SIG and JewishGen have helped you,
please remember to help them with contributions.

Chag sameach!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


MISHELOW and LESHIN family from Slutsk #belarus

Louis <loulocc@...>
 

My great-grandmother had the surname MISHELOW (also
spelled MISHELOFF/MISHLOVE) and was >from the shtetl of
Slutsk, and I would like to hear >from anyone who knows
this family.

This is a rare surname probably only found around the
city of Slutsk (Belarus). If anyone knows a family
with this surname (especially >from the Milwaukee
Wisconsin area), please let me know, as I would like
to make contact with them.

I know my great-grandmother had Mishelow relatives in
Miwaukee, but I believe probably all
Mishelow/Misheloff/Mishlove's are related, and I would
like to look at the records >from Slutsk to link us all
up.

Also, if anyone knows about the LESHIN family from
Slutsk or Milwaukee, please inform me of that also.

Any information on these families would be greatly
appreciated, as I want to record the history of this
family.

Sincerely,
Louis Loccisano
Los Angeles
MODERATOR NOTE: Please always search the JewishGen Family Finder. It's at
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and add your own names/towns. Often people
can make these connections right >from there.


Belarus SIG #Belarus MISHELOW and LESHIN family from Slutsk #belarus

Louis <loulocc@...>
 

My great-grandmother had the surname MISHELOW (also
spelled MISHELOFF/MISHLOVE) and was >from the shtetl of
Slutsk, and I would like to hear >from anyone who knows
this family.

This is a rare surname probably only found around the
city of Slutsk (Belarus). If anyone knows a family
with this surname (especially >from the Milwaukee
Wisconsin area), please let me know, as I would like
to make contact with them.

I know my great-grandmother had Mishelow relatives in
Miwaukee, but I believe probably all
Mishelow/Misheloff/Mishlove's are related, and I would
like to look at the records >from Slutsk to link us all
up.

Also, if anyone knows about the LESHIN family from
Slutsk or Milwaukee, please inform me of that also.

Any information on these families would be greatly
appreciated, as I want to record the history of this
family.

Sincerely,
Louis Loccisano
Los Angeles
MODERATOR NOTE: Please always search the JewishGen Family Finder. It's at
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and add your own names/towns. Often people
can make these connections right >from there.


Tallisim #general

Joel Stearman <dpastear@...>
 

Does anyone know whether early immigrants to the US, coming >from
impoverished backgrounds, brought their tallisim with them to the US?

Or were the tallisim we all remember our fathers and grandfathers wearing
bouught after arrival in the US? On their way to the ships, would they
have been afraid of carrying anything with them which would identify them
as Jewish? Did they wear skullcaps? In other words, how dangerous
was it for Jews travelling through the Eastern European countries.

Have a good Pesach, all.

Shirley Stearman
Potomac, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tallisim #general

Joel Stearman <dpastear@...>
 

Does anyone know whether early immigrants to the US, coming >from
impoverished backgrounds, brought their tallisim with them to the US?

Or were the tallisim we all remember our fathers and grandfathers wearing
bouught after arrival in the US? On their way to the ships, would they
have been afraid of carrying anything with them which would identify them
as Jewish? Did they wear skullcaps? In other words, how dangerous
was it for Jews travelling through the Eastern European countries.

Have a good Pesach, all.

Shirley Stearman
Potomac, MD


Leah HYAMS and Judah BENSADON; Amanda BENSADON and Adolph ROBINSON; Rebecca ROBINSON and Louis H. GILBERT #general

Teri Tillman <natzrose@...>
 

I am trying to trace the descendants of Leah HYAMS (born 1817 in Charleston,
South Carolina), daughter of Henry HYAMS and Judith MYERS, and Judah
BENSADON, son of Jacob BENSADON and Abigail JACOBS. Leah and Judah and
their three daughters were living in New Orleans with Leah's parents
at the time of the 1850 U.S. census. Judah, a well-known stonecutter,
died 16 July 1852 and is buried in Dispersed of Judah Cemetery in New
Orleans, Louisiana. Leah and her children were still living in New Orleans
at the time of the 1860 census. In 1870 Leah was living in Houston, Texas,
with her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Adolph ROBINSON. Leah died
in San Antonio, Texas, 05 December 1891, and is buried beside her
husband in New Orleans. Their son, Jacob H., ca. 1851 - 1905, is also
buried in Dispersed of Judah Cemetery. Leah and Judah's daughters were:
Amanda, ca. 1843 - aft. 1880, married Adolph ROBINSON; Maria / May, ca.
1848 - aft. 1870; Catherine / Kate, ca. 1850 - aft. 1880.
Amanda BENSADON and Adolph ROBINSON had four children: Judah, ca. 1866 -
aft. 1900; Rebecca, ca. 1870 - aft. 1880; Harry, ca. 1871 - aft. 1880;
and Walter, ca. 1873 - aft. 1910. Judah ROBINSON was born in Louisiana;
the three ROBINSON daughters were born in Texas. I believe that
Rebecca ROBINSON may have married a Louis H. GILBERT who was born in
Nevada ca. 1865. This Louis and Rebecca were living in Alameda Co.,
California in 1900; San Mateo Co., California, in 1910; and Manhattan,
New York, in 1930. Louis and Rebecca had one child, Harold, born abt.
1893 in Oregon, who married Anita >from Canada ca. 1920. He died 1920 - 1930,
leaving behind three young children, Anita, Harold, Jr., and Millicent,
in addition to his widow.
I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with knowledge of these families.
I am particularly interested in learning when and where Amanda Bensadon
ROBINSON died and whether or not her daughter, Rebecca, married a Louis
H.GILBERT who was born in Nevada ca. 1865 and was living in Manhattan
in 1930.
Thank you.

Teri Tillman
Natchez, Mississippi


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Leah HYAMS and Judah BENSADON; Amanda BENSADON and Adolph ROBINSON; Rebecca ROBINSON and Louis H. GILBERT #general

Teri Tillman <natzrose@...>
 

I am trying to trace the descendants of Leah HYAMS (born 1817 in Charleston,
South Carolina), daughter of Henry HYAMS and Judith MYERS, and Judah
BENSADON, son of Jacob BENSADON and Abigail JACOBS. Leah and Judah and
their three daughters were living in New Orleans with Leah's parents
at the time of the 1850 U.S. census. Judah, a well-known stonecutter,
died 16 July 1852 and is buried in Dispersed of Judah Cemetery in New
Orleans, Louisiana. Leah and her children were still living in New Orleans
at the time of the 1860 census. In 1870 Leah was living in Houston, Texas,
with her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Adolph ROBINSON. Leah died
in San Antonio, Texas, 05 December 1891, and is buried beside her
husband in New Orleans. Their son, Jacob H., ca. 1851 - 1905, is also
buried in Dispersed of Judah Cemetery. Leah and Judah's daughters were:
Amanda, ca. 1843 - aft. 1880, married Adolph ROBINSON; Maria / May, ca.
1848 - aft. 1870; Catherine / Kate, ca. 1850 - aft. 1880.
Amanda BENSADON and Adolph ROBINSON had four children: Judah, ca. 1866 -
aft. 1900; Rebecca, ca. 1870 - aft. 1880; Harry, ca. 1871 - aft. 1880;
and Walter, ca. 1873 - aft. 1910. Judah ROBINSON was born in Louisiana;
the three ROBINSON daughters were born in Texas. I believe that
Rebecca ROBINSON may have married a Louis H. GILBERT who was born in
Nevada ca. 1865. This Louis and Rebecca were living in Alameda Co.,
California in 1900; San Mateo Co., California, in 1910; and Manhattan,
New York, in 1930. Louis and Rebecca had one child, Harold, born abt.
1893 in Oregon, who married Anita >from Canada ca. 1920. He died 1920 - 1930,
leaving behind three young children, Anita, Harold, Jr., and Millicent,
in addition to his widow.
I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with knowledge of these families.
I am particularly interested in learning when and where Amanda Bensadon
ROBINSON died and whether or not her daughter, Rebecca, married a Louis
H.GILBERT who was born in Nevada ca. 1865 and was living in Manhattan
in 1930.
Thank you.

Teri Tillman
Natchez, Mississippi


Bialystock Yizkor Book on auction site #poland

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

hi all,

DISCLAIMER: i do not know the person selling this
book, nor do i have any stake in it's sale. i simply
thought someone here might be interested in this item.


i was looking around a well known auction site and came across
a yizkor book >from Bialystock that looks like it is in
very nice condition. you can see it here
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29223&item=6956763868&rd=1
if you are interested (it's already at $125...which i
wish i could afford, but i can't) maybe someone here
might like to acquire it.

dayna chalif
san francisco, USA


JRI Poland #Poland Bialystock Yizkor Book on auction site #poland

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

hi all,

DISCLAIMER: i do not know the person selling this
book, nor do i have any stake in it's sale. i simply
thought someone here might be interested in this item.


i was looking around a well known auction site and came across
a yizkor book >from Bialystock that looks like it is in
very nice condition. you can see it here
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29223&item=6956763868&rd=1
if you are interested (it's already at $125...which i
wish i could afford, but i can't) maybe someone here
might like to acquire it.

dayna chalif
san francisco, USA


Early Hebrew Newspapers Online #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

If it hasn't been posted yet - the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has an
online collection of several early Hebrew newspapers including Hamelitz
and Hamagid. The following URL will take you to the English language
home page - http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/newspapers/eng.html


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Early Hebrew Newspapers Online #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

If it hasn't been posted yet - the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has an
online collection of several early Hebrew newspapers including Hamelitz
and Hamagid. The following URL will take you to the English language
home page - http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/newspapers/eng.html


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Las Vegas Conference information #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Las Vegas Conference information #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

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