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Polish translation of Zaswiadczenie - #5944 #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

Polish "Zaswiadczenie" document for my great uncle. I am assuming it was to
be used for immigration >from Poland in 1937. Hitler got to him first.

Looking for a translation to see what I can learn about him.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5944

Thank you.

Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@Worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish translation of Zaswiadczenie - #5944 #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

Polish "Zaswiadczenie" document for my great uncle. I am assuming it was to
be used for immigration >from Poland in 1937. Hitler got to him first.

Looking for a translation to see what I can learn about him.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5944

Thank you.

Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@Worldnet.att.net


Special JGS of Georgia Mentoring Session #general

Sandi Goldsmith
 

In honor of Jewish Genealogy month, the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Georgia (JGSG) is adding an additional mentoring
session to our usual first Thursday of the month schedule.
JGSG mentoring sessions provide one-on-one assistance to help
genealogists break through brick walls or just provide addition
guidance in researching your family's history. Among the
resources available are JGSG's extensive library collection, as
well as a computer with Internet access to JewishGen, Yad Vashem
and a popular subscription based web site.

Howard Margol, past JGSG and IAJGS President, will be at the
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum's library on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005 >from 10:30am - 1:30pm. The William Breman Jewish
Heritage Museum is located at 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA,
30309, in midtown Atlanta.

Sandi Goldsmith
Alpharetta, GA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Special JGS of Georgia Mentoring Session #general

Sandi Goldsmith
 

In honor of Jewish Genealogy month, the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Georgia (JGSG) is adding an additional mentoring
session to our usual first Thursday of the month schedule.
JGSG mentoring sessions provide one-on-one assistance to help
genealogists break through brick walls or just provide addition
guidance in researching your family's history. Among the
resources available are JGSG's extensive library collection, as
well as a computer with Internet access to JewishGen, Yad Vashem
and a popular subscription based web site.

Howard Margol, past JGSG and IAJGS President, will be at the
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum's library on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005 >from 10:30am - 1:30pm. The William Breman Jewish
Heritage Museum is located at 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA,
30309, in midtown Atlanta.

Sandi Goldsmith
Alpharetta, GA


Re: Las Vegas conference information #courland #latvia

Ed Goldberg <egoli@...>
 

At 11:00 PM 20/04/2005, Shelly Weiner wrote:
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 >
Only problem is that the SA SIG luncheon on the Wednesday of the conference
(which I have paid for) seems to have disappeared.

Ed Goldberg
Vancouver


*** Please also bring this to the attention of the conference organizers via the
Contact information on the LV2005 web site - Moderator


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Las Vegas conference information #southafrica

Ed Goldberg <egoli@...>
 

At 11:00 PM 20/04/2005, Shelly Weiner wrote:
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 >
Only problem is that the SA SIG luncheon on the Wednesday of the conference
(which I have paid for) seems to have disappeared.

Ed Goldberg
Vancouver


*** Please also bring this to the attention of the conference organizers via the
Contact information on the LV2005 web site - Moderator


JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA - HISTORY AND CULTURE #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

This is an outline of a course I am running on the JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA -
HISTORY AND CULTURE at the London Jewish Cultural Centre

c/o Kings College
Kidderpore Avenue
London NW3 7SZ

T: 020 7431 0345, F: 020 7431 0361,
E: admin@ljcc.org.uk www.ljcc.org.uk


Tuesday mornings 10a.m-12.00 a.m. Summer Term 2005

JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA - HISTORY AND CULTURE

1. May 10: Early Jewish explorers, travellers and settlement >from the time
of van Riebeck (1652) to 1880;

2. May 17: Anglo-Jewish migration and Victorian Jewry in the Cape.
German Jewish Migration (Merchant Pioneers)

3. May 24: 1880-1914 - Litvak migration and settlement. Where they came
from, The process of migration (Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter and the Union Castle
Line). The Immigration Restriction Act, 1902.

4. May 31: The Diamond Fields; (Kimberley), the Transvaal; (the Mining
Pioneers), the Anglo Boer War

5. June 7: The eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn (Ostrich
Feather industry) etc., the Orange Free State and Natal. The country
communities. Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Now Zambia and Zimbabwe)


Half Term: June 14

6. June 21: a). Jews in the Military: Anglo Boer War, WW1, WW2, Machal, etc.
b) Aliens Act (1937); The Holocaust and refugees

7. June 28: Zionism and the Palestine- Israeli connections. SA Jews in
Israel. SA Jewish "disapora" with a particular focus on the London community
here.

8. July 5: a) Communal and Religious structures, The SA Jewish Board of
Deputies, the SA Zionist Federation, the Chevra Kadisha etc. Orthodox and
Reform
b) SA Jewry in the Apartheid era.

c) The Jewish "establishment" (SAJBD and Rabbis) and the African
National Congress. (with participation of Raphael Smith)


Please pass on to anyone who may be interested.

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA - HISTORY AND CULTURE #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

This is an outline of a course I am running on the JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA -
HISTORY AND CULTURE at the London Jewish Cultural Centre

c/o Kings College
Kidderpore Avenue
London NW3 7SZ

T: 020 7431 0345, F: 020 7431 0361,
E: admin@ljcc.org.uk www.ljcc.org.uk


Tuesday mornings 10a.m-12.00 a.m. Summer Term 2005

JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA - HISTORY AND CULTURE

1. May 10: Early Jewish explorers, travellers and settlement >from the time
of van Riebeck (1652) to 1880;

2. May 17: Anglo-Jewish migration and Victorian Jewry in the Cape.
German Jewish Migration (Merchant Pioneers)

3. May 24: 1880-1914 - Litvak migration and settlement. Where they came
from, The process of migration (Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter and the Union Castle
Line). The Immigration Restriction Act, 1902.

4. May 31: The Diamond Fields; (Kimberley), the Transvaal; (the Mining
Pioneers), the Anglo Boer War

5. June 7: The eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn (Ostrich
Feather industry) etc., the Orange Free State and Natal. The country
communities. Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Now Zambia and Zimbabwe)


Half Term: June 14

6. June 21: a). Jews in the Military: Anglo Boer War, WW1, WW2, Machal, etc.
b) Aliens Act (1937); The Holocaust and refugees

7. June 28: Zionism and the Palestine- Israeli connections. SA Jews in
Israel. SA Jewish "disapora" with a particular focus on the London community
here.

8. July 5: a) Communal and Religious structures, The SA Jewish Board of
Deputies, the SA Zionist Federation, the Chevra Kadisha etc. Orthodox and
Reform
b) SA Jewry in the Apartheid era.

c) The Jewish "establishment" (SAJBD and Rabbis) and the African
National Congress. (with participation of Raphael Smith)


Please pass on to anyone who may be interested.

Saul Issroff


Re: Jewish-German in Ukraine #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Dear Ann:
All but one of the names you're researching--SCHWEIBISCH, SCHWARTZMAN,
GELB, FUCHS--are German. Literally translated: "Swabian," "Black Man",
"Yellow", "Fox." Why is this not surprising? Because Yiddish is
derived >from Old High German. It's a Germanic language with lots of
loan-words >from Slavic languages, Hebrew, and Aramaic (and others).
Most of the Jews of Eastern Europe were descended >from people who moved
there >from Germany many centuries ago.

Perhaps an ancestor came >from Swabia (the part west of Bavaria, capital:
Stuttgart). When? Heaven knows when. There are people named SHAPIRO
(or any number of variants--all derived >from the name of the city of
Speyer); MANNHEIM; HAMBURGER; HOLLAENDER; etc., etc.--who can't possibly
have come >from those places in the generation that finally adopted
surnames officially. Those names could well have been epithets (not in
the nasty sense, just a way of referring to someone) or nicknames that
stuck for generations.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia

A Armoza wrote:

I, too, have relatives with German surnames that immigrated to the United
States >from Odessa. We have always wondered how they came to have German
surnames.
Recently, I spoke with a gentleman who emigrated >from Schwaebisch-Hall in
Germany. His explanation was that many Eastern Europeans travelled to other
areas while looking for work. Many of those took names reflecting the areas
that they may have passed through. My paternal grandfather was Max
Schweibish (Moishe Schweibisch). The similarity between the town and the
surname is interesting.
If there are any other theories about Jewish German surnames in Ukraine, I
would be very interested in learning about them.

Ann Armoza
Oakdale, New York USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish-German in Ukraine #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Dear Ann:
All but one of the names you're researching--SCHWEIBISCH, SCHWARTZMAN,
GELB, FUCHS--are German. Literally translated: "Swabian," "Black Man",
"Yellow", "Fox." Why is this not surprising? Because Yiddish is
derived >from Old High German. It's a Germanic language with lots of
loan-words >from Slavic languages, Hebrew, and Aramaic (and others).
Most of the Jews of Eastern Europe were descended >from people who moved
there >from Germany many centuries ago.

Perhaps an ancestor came >from Swabia (the part west of Bavaria, capital:
Stuttgart). When? Heaven knows when. There are people named SHAPIRO
(or any number of variants--all derived >from the name of the city of
Speyer); MANNHEIM; HAMBURGER; HOLLAENDER; etc., etc.--who can't possibly
have come >from those places in the generation that finally adopted
surnames officially. Those names could well have been epithets (not in
the nasty sense, just a way of referring to someone) or nicknames that
stuck for generations.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia

A Armoza wrote:

I, too, have relatives with German surnames that immigrated to the United
States >from Odessa. We have always wondered how they came to have German
surnames.
Recently, I spoke with a gentleman who emigrated >from Schwaebisch-Hall in
Germany. His explanation was that many Eastern Europeans travelled to other
areas while looking for work. Many of those took names reflecting the areas
that they may have passed through. My paternal grandfather was Max
Schweibish (Moishe Schweibisch). The similarity between the town and the
surname is interesting.
If there are any other theories about Jewish German surnames in Ukraine, I
would be very interested in learning about them.

Ann Armoza
Oakdale, New York USA


Re: JGFF no response #general

escarus@...
 

There are many reasons for people not to respond. Some more reasons for
your not getting a response could be:

1-it got lost in cyberspace. It does happen. Or someone has a computer
crash, again this happens.

2-was it a valid request? I get emails that ask if I am related to a
family that is not even near my family name but seems to come up because
of using the soundex OR about a Berkowitz >from Poland when all mine are
listed as >from Austro-Hungary or the USA OR asked if I am related to the
Berkowitz family that lived in Brooklyn (no first names, no dates, etc).
I know several people who have given up answering these types of
requests.

3-I know I have personally been late answering because of frequent
lengthy periods of illness or being away >from my computer for extended
periods of time. I try to answer quickly but am not always able to
answer and if a delayed answer is not acceptable then I guess I should
throw them out!! (Of course one of my favorite contacts was with a
cousin that came across a letter I had written to her father two years
before and he had never answered. She found the letter while cleaning
out her fathers house after his death, contacted me and then she sent me
information on the family going back to the early 1700's. Definitely
worth the two year delay.)

4-The reverse is also a problem. I have answered people and never gotten
a response. This has also caused at least one person I know to stop
answering most requests.

Betsey Carus
Baltimore, MD USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: JGFF no response #general

escarus@...
 

There are many reasons for people not to respond. Some more reasons for
your not getting a response could be:

1-it got lost in cyberspace. It does happen. Or someone has a computer
crash, again this happens.

2-was it a valid request? I get emails that ask if I am related to a
family that is not even near my family name but seems to come up because
of using the soundex OR about a Berkowitz >from Poland when all mine are
listed as >from Austro-Hungary or the USA OR asked if I am related to the
Berkowitz family that lived in Brooklyn (no first names, no dates, etc).
I know several people who have given up answering these types of
requests.

3-I know I have personally been late answering because of frequent
lengthy periods of illness or being away >from my computer for extended
periods of time. I try to answer quickly but am not always able to
answer and if a delayed answer is not acceptable then I guess I should
throw them out!! (Of course one of my favorite contacts was with a
cousin that came across a letter I had written to her father two years
before and he had never answered. She found the letter while cleaning
out her fathers house after his death, contacted me and then she sent me
information on the family going back to the early 1700's. Definitely
worth the two year delay.)

4-The reverse is also a problem. I have answered people and never gotten
a response. This has also caused at least one person I know to stop
answering most requests.

Betsey Carus
Baltimore, MD USA


Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Denise Azbill wrote: a documentary .. 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.

My aunt was in Theresienstadt ... arrived 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?

Denise then states: I am really confused, and would
like to know what the real facts are.

I searched the Yad Vashem site for some sort of
confirmation of these facts. By entering
Theresienstadt and 1945 and a common name like KOHN,
one can effectively search "backwards".

Amongst others, I found the sad details of the deaths
in May and July 1945 at Theresienstadt of:

Regine [Regi] KOHN {nee Wunsch}, wife of Leopold, born
in Pilsen 26.2.1876, daughter of David and Rosa
[BLOCH] : died 7th July 1945, with three testimonies
which give more family details.

Irma KAHN {nee KAPP} wife of Hugo, daughter of
Jeannette and Albert, born in Hechtsheim, Germany
29/09/1886: died 8th May 1945, with testimony >from her
daughter in the US.

However, on the 7th May l945 Germany surrendered and
the 8th May was declared V-E day (Victory in Europe),
so tragically it appears that Irma died on the
historic VE day and Regi, two months later.

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.

The moderator helpfully suggested submitting this
query to the Austria-Czech SIG where I am sure Denise
will get more detailed replies.

Celia Male [UK]

* There are many interesting websites on Kurt Gerron
of "Mack the Knife" fame!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kurt Gerron-Theresienstadt #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Denise Azbill wrote: a documentary .. 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.

My aunt was in Theresienstadt ... arrived 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?

Denise then states: I am really confused, and would
like to know what the real facts are.

I searched the Yad Vashem site for some sort of
confirmation of these facts. By entering
Theresienstadt and 1945 and a common name like KOHN,
one can effectively search "backwards".

Amongst others, I found the sad details of the deaths
in May and July 1945 at Theresienstadt of:

Regine [Regi] KOHN {nee Wunsch}, wife of Leopold, born
in Pilsen 26.2.1876, daughter of David and Rosa
[BLOCH] : died 7th July 1945, with three testimonies
which give more family details.

Irma KAHN {nee KAPP} wife of Hugo, daughter of
Jeannette and Albert, born in Hechtsheim, Germany
29/09/1886: died 8th May 1945, with testimony >from her
daughter in the US.

However, on the 7th May l945 Germany surrendered and
the 8th May was declared V-E day (Victory in Europe),
so tragically it appears that Irma died on the
historic VE day and Regi, two months later.

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.

The moderator helpfully suggested submitting this
query to the Austria-Czech SIG where I am sure Denise
will get more detailed replies.

Celia Male [UK]

* There are many interesting websites on Kurt Gerron
of "Mack the Knife" fame!


MUTEROFF, MUTTEROFF #belarus

Joy Muter <joy.m@...>
 

Can someone offer any suggestions? I have found records of my grandfather
Frank Muteroff's (Mutteroff) family in the 1920 census. I can find nothing
further and I am looking for his parents.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do next. I am applying for his
naturalization records, but I don't know if that will provide further family
information.

Thanks,
Joy Muter
Searching for: MUTEROFF, MUTTEROFF, YUDASHKIN
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign all messages with your location!


Belarus SIG #Belarus MUTEROFF, MUTTEROFF #belarus

Joy Muter <joy.m@...>
 

Can someone offer any suggestions? I have found records of my grandfather
Frank Muteroff's (Mutteroff) family in the 1920 census. I can find nothing
further and I am looking for his parents.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do next. I am applying for his
naturalization records, but I don't know if that will provide further family
information.

Thanks,
Joy Muter
Searching for: MUTEROFF, MUTTEROFF, YUDASHKIN
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign all messages with your location!


Re: PADAWER family #france

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My guess is that it means ">from the (city) of Padwa" which was a city in
Italy (I believe).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Israel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yisrael Asper" <yisraelasper@comcast.net>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:40 AM
Subject: PADAWER family

What are the origins of the PADAWER family? It is supposed to be an
Ashkenazic Italian family. What does that mean? A separate ethnic origin?

Yisrael Asper


Re: Jewish-German in Ukraine #general

A Armoza <aarmoza@...>
 

I, too, have relatives with German surnames that immigrated to the United
States >from Odessa. We have always wondered how they came to have German
surnames.
Recently, I spoke with a gentleman who emigrated >from Schwaebisch-Hall in
Germany. His explanation was that many Eastern Europeans travelled to other
areas while looking for work. Many of those took names reflecting the areas
that they may have passed through. My paternal grandfather was Max
Schweibish (Moishe Schweibisch). The similarity between the town and the
surname is interesting.
If there are any other theories about Jewish German surnames in Ukraine, I
would be very interested in learning about them.

Ann Armoza
Oakdale, New York USA

Researching: Schweibish/Schweibisch (Odessa), Schwartzman (Odessa),
Schajovits (Nagy Komjath/Onok), Gelb (Ilonok Ujfalu/Veliki Komjati),
Fuchs (Eperjes/Presov)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PADAWER family #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My guess is that it means ">from the (city) of Padwa" which was a city in
Italy (I believe).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Israel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yisrael Asper" <yisraelasper@comcast.net>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:40 AM
Subject: PADAWER family

What are the origins of the PADAWER family? It is supposed to be an
Ashkenazic Italian family. What does that mean? A separate ethnic origin?

Yisrael Asper


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish-German in Ukraine #general

A Armoza <aarmoza@...>
 

I, too, have relatives with German surnames that immigrated to the United
States >from Odessa. We have always wondered how they came to have German
surnames.
Recently, I spoke with a gentleman who emigrated >from Schwaebisch-Hall in
Germany. His explanation was that many Eastern Europeans travelled to other
areas while looking for work. Many of those took names reflecting the areas
that they may have passed through. My paternal grandfather was Max
Schweibish (Moishe Schweibisch). The similarity between the town and the
surname is interesting.
If there are any other theories about Jewish German surnames in Ukraine, I
would be very interested in learning about them.

Ann Armoza
Oakdale, New York USA

Researching: Schweibish/Schweibisch (Odessa), Schwartzman (Odessa),
Schajovits (Nagy Komjath/Onok), Gelb (Ilonok Ujfalu/Veliki Komjati),
Fuchs (Eperjes/Presov)