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Names Added when Someone Appears Close to Death #germany

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

Mod note added to Michael Bernet's posting:
[Mod note: Tell us more about names added when
"someone appears close to death, please ? ]

My name's not Michael, but I can certainly tell you the answer to this question.

There are certain names, attached at some time after the names given at
birth, which are believed to act as an amulet. Some, but not all of the most
common male names of this type: Chaim (life), Raphael (angel of healing),
Ben Tzion, Bachya, Nachum/Menachem (comfort), Alter(old).

Varda Epstein Efrat, Israel <yknow@netvision.net.il>


German SIG #Germany Names Added when Someone Appears Close to Death #germany

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

Mod note added to Michael Bernet's posting:
[Mod note: Tell us more about names added when
"someone appears close to death, please ? ]

My name's not Michael, but I can certainly tell you the answer to this question.

There are certain names, attached at some time after the names given at
birth, which are believed to act as an amulet. Some, but not all of the most
common male names of this type: Chaim (life), Raphael (angel of healing),
Ben Tzion, Bachya, Nachum/Menachem (comfort), Alter(old).

Varda Epstein Efrat, Israel <yknow@netvision.net.il>


ANNOUNCING: German Jewish History Award Recipients #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

Five outstanding Germans will be honored next week for their
extraordinary contributions to preserving the Jewish history,
culture and religious sites of their own local communities.

On January 27, 2005, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz, they will receive the Obermayer German Jewish History
Award at the Berlin Parliament house (Abgeordnetenhaus).

GerSIG is a co-sponsor of the German Jewish History Award.
Two GerSIG Coordinators, Arthur Obermayer and Karen Franklin, will
attend the presentation. The other sponsors are the German Jewish
Community History Council and the Office of the President
of the Berlin Parliament.

This is the fifth year these annual awards will be presented.

The five German awardees were selected as prime examples of
the many hundreds of German volunteers who have dedicated
themselves to the collection, organization, preservation,
documentation and publication of materials of Jewish interest.

As most GerSIG members are aware, in almost every German city
and town, there are at least a few Germans who have focused their
attention and committed their efforts to recording the Jewish history
of their communities.

Until the first awards were presented in November 2000, their
contributions had not been fully recognized, especially by Jews
from other parts of the world. These awards are a modest means
of expressing our appreciation for the outstanding work done by
individuals solely because, as Germans, they feel that it is the
right thing for them to do.

The awardees have each made important contributions to the
preservation of the Jewish past in different regions as follows:

* Gunter Demnig (Cologne): The stumbing stones (stolpersteine)
which he introduced, are now provided in the sidewalks of many German
cities at the residences of Holocaust victims, often as the only
physical memorial to remember their lives.

* Robert Krais (Ettenheim, Suedlicher Oberrhein): Since his
presence when Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Munich
Olympics, Krais has been promoting understanding between Germans and
Jews, especially through sports exchanges between Germans and Israelis.

* Dr. Heinrich Nuhn (Rotenberg on the Fulda): He has inspired his
students and others to research Jewish history and communicate their
findings through articles, websites, etc.

* Wolfram Kastner (Munich): He has provoked people, especially in
Munich, through public actions into reexamining Germany's past.

* Ilse Vogel (Uechtelhausen): She has reconnected Jews >from
throughout the world with the town of Diespeck through archival research
and personal interactions.

The jury that made the final selection was : Werner Loval (Jerusalem);
Karen Franklin (New York); Ernest Kallmann (Paris), Sara Nachama
(Berlin), Ernst Cramer (Berlin), Walter Momper (Berlin); and myself
(Boston). A number of nominees whose work was considered worthy of
recognition will be receiving Certificates of Commendation.

The awards are to be presented at the Plenary Chamber of the Berlin
Parliament on January 27, the German Holocaust Memorial Day. This year
for the first time the awardees have been invited to the Reichstag
building to attend the memorial session of the German Bundestag.

For more information on thes awards and awardees, see:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

Arthur Obermayer Newton, Mass - GerSIG coordinator


German SIG #Germany ANNOUNCING: German Jewish History Award Recipients #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

Five outstanding Germans will be honored next week for their
extraordinary contributions to preserving the Jewish history,
culture and religious sites of their own local communities.

On January 27, 2005, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz, they will receive the Obermayer German Jewish History
Award at the Berlin Parliament house (Abgeordnetenhaus).

GerSIG is a co-sponsor of the German Jewish History Award.
Two GerSIG Coordinators, Arthur Obermayer and Karen Franklin, will
attend the presentation. The other sponsors are the German Jewish
Community History Council and the Office of the President
of the Berlin Parliament.

This is the fifth year these annual awards will be presented.

The five German awardees were selected as prime examples of
the many hundreds of German volunteers who have dedicated
themselves to the collection, organization, preservation,
documentation and publication of materials of Jewish interest.

As most GerSIG members are aware, in almost every German city
and town, there are at least a few Germans who have focused their
attention and committed their efforts to recording the Jewish history
of their communities.

Until the first awards were presented in November 2000, their
contributions had not been fully recognized, especially by Jews
from other parts of the world. These awards are a modest means
of expressing our appreciation for the outstanding work done by
individuals solely because, as Germans, they feel that it is the
right thing for them to do.

The awardees have each made important contributions to the
preservation of the Jewish past in different regions as follows:

* Gunter Demnig (Cologne): The stumbing stones (stolpersteine)
which he introduced, are now provided in the sidewalks of many German
cities at the residences of Holocaust victims, often as the only
physical memorial to remember their lives.

* Robert Krais (Ettenheim, Suedlicher Oberrhein): Since his
presence when Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Munich
Olympics, Krais has been promoting understanding between Germans and
Jews, especially through sports exchanges between Germans and Israelis.

* Dr. Heinrich Nuhn (Rotenberg on the Fulda): He has inspired his
students and others to research Jewish history and communicate their
findings through articles, websites, etc.

* Wolfram Kastner (Munich): He has provoked people, especially in
Munich, through public actions into reexamining Germany's past.

* Ilse Vogel (Uechtelhausen): She has reconnected Jews >from
throughout the world with the town of Diespeck through archival research
and personal interactions.

The jury that made the final selection was : Werner Loval (Jerusalem);
Karen Franklin (New York); Ernest Kallmann (Paris), Sara Nachama
(Berlin), Ernst Cramer (Berlin), Walter Momper (Berlin); and myself
(Boston). A number of nominees whose work was considered worthy of
recognition will be receiving Certificates of Commendation.

The awards are to be presented at the Plenary Chamber of the Berlin
Parliament on January 27, the German Holocaust Memorial Day. This year
for the first time the awardees have been invited to the Reichstag
building to attend the memorial session of the German Bundestag.

For more information on thes awards and awardees, see:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

Arthur Obermayer Newton, Mass - GerSIG coordinator


Tittenstein/Pepper/Pfefer/Feffer #latinamerica

yvette1226@...
 

I have been hit a wall researching my PEPPER, PFEFER, FEFFER family >from
Lutsk, Rozysce and Kovel.

I know the family tree of my paternal grandfather HERSH WOLF PEPPER and his
brother KALMAN ITZAK PEPPER. Their father was AVRAHAM and his mother was
ZINZIDA. I also know that they had other siblings but do not know thier names or
fates.

Hersh Wolf came to the US in 1910 and went to Bangor, Maine where he had
cousins >from Kalman Itzak's lineage. He died in NYC in 1922. . Kalman never came
to the US. He was a hotel owner in Kovel and perished during the Shoah with
some of his children. One of his daughters SARA went to Montivideo. I have
found her testimonies on the Yad Vashem site. A cousin, ROSE KATZ, >from
Montreal exchanged Jewish New Year cards with her until two years ago. I believe
SARA's married name was TITTENSHTEIN. I also understand that her children may
now live on a South American Kibbutz in Israel.

I am already planning a family reunion to re-unite the descendents of HERSH
WOLF and KALMAN ITZAK.

If anyone has any information or ideas to help me find my extended
PEPPER/PFEFER/FEFFER family I would really appreaciate it.

Robin Pepper Haag
Brooklyn, New York


Latin America #LatinAmerica Tittenstein/Pepper/Pfefer/Feffer #latinamerica

yvette1226@...
 

I have been hit a wall researching my PEPPER, PFEFER, FEFFER family >from
Lutsk, Rozysce and Kovel.

I know the family tree of my paternal grandfather HERSH WOLF PEPPER and his
brother KALMAN ITZAK PEPPER. Their father was AVRAHAM and his mother was
ZINZIDA. I also know that they had other siblings but do not know thier names or
fates.

Hersh Wolf came to the US in 1910 and went to Bangor, Maine where he had
cousins >from Kalman Itzak's lineage. He died in NYC in 1922. . Kalman never came
to the US. He was a hotel owner in Kovel and perished during the Shoah with
some of his children. One of his daughters SARA went to Montivideo. I have
found her testimonies on the Yad Vashem site. A cousin, ROSE KATZ, >from
Montreal exchanged Jewish New Year cards with her until two years ago. I believe
SARA's married name was TITTENSHTEIN. I also understand that her children may
now live on a South American Kibbutz in Israel.

I am already planning a family reunion to re-unite the descendents of HERSH
WOLF and KALMAN ITZAK.

If anyone has any information or ideas to help me find my extended
PEPPER/PFEFER/FEFFER family I would really appreaciate it.

Robin Pepper Haag
Brooklyn, New York


Levi Loewenstein = Jehuda #germany

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

My 2 great grandfather's marriage record >from near Wiesbaden (Hessen)
(1818) gives his name as: Levi Salomon (L=96wenstein) (son of "Salomon Lazarus")
The same man's death record (1839) >from the same archive states
his name as: " Lob Salomon (Lowenstein) " [umlaut on O in
Loewenstein and Loeb]
The birth record of his son (>from same source, 1822) gives his name as
" Lob Salomon " but the name of his son as " Laesar Levi (Lowenstein) "
[A umlaut in Lasar] On the grave of same ancestor ( d. 1839 the Hebrew inscription
was translated as: "Jehuda Mosche Lob, Sohn des Schlomo Katz"
[umlaut on O in Loeb]. How many of you would know that "Jehuda Mosche Lob,
Sohn des Schlomo Katz" is the same person as "Levi Salomon" and / or
"Levi Lowenstein" ?

A brief explanation:
Before the required taking of surnames in Germany, early in the 19th
century, a person's "surname" was generally his father's name.
Therefore, Levi, Solomon's son, would be Levi Solomon. His father,
Salamon Lazarus, was the son of Lazar (or Eliezer), which is
confirmed by Levi's son's name, Laesar Levi (obviously named after
his great-grandpa).
Levi is a variant of Loeb, both of which come >from the German word
for "lion" -- Loewe. When required to take a last name, German Jews
often cobbled together a name including some aspect of their previous
name. (Loewe to Lowenstern or Loewenstein) The Hebrew name
Judah/Jehuda is associated with Loeb (the lion of Judah), and you
often find both together, as in Jehuda Mosche Loeb.
Schlomo is the Hebrew name Solomon. And Katz is the abbreviation of
"Kohen Tzedek" -- "holy priest." The only thing I can't explain is
Mosche. Hope this helps.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein <hlb@texas.net>


German SIG #Germany Levi Loewenstein = Jehuda #germany

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

My 2 great grandfather's marriage record >from near Wiesbaden (Hessen)
(1818) gives his name as: Levi Salomon (L=96wenstein) (son of "Salomon Lazarus")
The same man's death record (1839) >from the same archive states
his name as: " Lob Salomon (Lowenstein) " [umlaut on O in
Loewenstein and Loeb]
The birth record of his son (>from same source, 1822) gives his name as
" Lob Salomon " but the name of his son as " Laesar Levi (Lowenstein) "
[A umlaut in Lasar] On the grave of same ancestor ( d. 1839 the Hebrew inscription
was translated as: "Jehuda Mosche Lob, Sohn des Schlomo Katz"
[umlaut on O in Loeb]. How many of you would know that "Jehuda Mosche Lob,
Sohn des Schlomo Katz" is the same person as "Levi Salomon" and / or
"Levi Lowenstein" ?

A brief explanation:
Before the required taking of surnames in Germany, early in the 19th
century, a person's "surname" was generally his father's name.
Therefore, Levi, Solomon's son, would be Levi Solomon. His father,
Salamon Lazarus, was the son of Lazar (or Eliezer), which is
confirmed by Levi's son's name, Laesar Levi (obviously named after
his great-grandpa).
Levi is a variant of Loeb, both of which come >from the German word
for "lion" -- Loewe. When required to take a last name, German Jews
often cobbled together a name including some aspect of their previous
name. (Loewe to Lowenstern or Loewenstein) The Hebrew name
Judah/Jehuda is associated with Loeb (the lion of Judah), and you
often find both together, as in Jehuda Mosche Loeb.
Schlomo is the Hebrew name Solomon. And Katz is the abbreviation of
"Kohen Tzedek" -- "holy priest." The only thing I can't explain is
Mosche. Hope this helps.

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein <hlb@texas.net>


JGS Sacramento Meeting January 23, 2005 #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento invites you to attend our next meeting
on Sunday, Jabuary 23, 2005, 10 a.m. at the Albert Einstein Residence Center,
1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA.

Our speaker will be Teven Laxer who will talk on How to use the on-line Yad Vashem
Holocaust Database.

After much anticipation, the Yad Vashem database of Holocaust victims has finally
made its appearance on the Web. Every Jew with ancestors >from Central or Eastern
Europe has family who died in the Holocaust; discover what happened to them using
this Internet database which just came online in November. It contains records of
the millions of people who died -- and those who survived.

Our meeting will focus on the features of the new database and how it can lead you
to find information about survivors or their descendants. Teven will tell about
how a person found his father-in-law after more than 60 years of searching thanks
to the Yad Vashem information.

For more information, e-mail the JGSS at
jgs_sacramento@yahoo.com or leave a message at
916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Sacramento Meeting January 23, 2005 #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento invites you to attend our next meeting
on Sunday, Jabuary 23, 2005, 10 a.m. at the Albert Einstein Residence Center,
1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA.

Our speaker will be Teven Laxer who will talk on How to use the on-line Yad Vashem
Holocaust Database.

After much anticipation, the Yad Vashem database of Holocaust victims has finally
made its appearance on the Web. Every Jew with ancestors >from Central or Eastern
Europe has family who died in the Holocaust; discover what happened to them using
this Internet database which just came online in November. It contains records of
the millions of people who died -- and those who survived.

Our meeting will focus on the features of the new database and how it can lead you
to find information about survivors or their descendants. Teven will tell about
how a person found his father-in-law after more than 60 years of searching thanks
to the Yad Vashem information.

For more information, e-mail the JGSS at
jgs_sacramento@yahoo.com or leave a message at
916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou


ViewMate #5372 Galician professions #galicia

Anita Frankel
 

Fellow Galitzianas:

I have posted to ViewMate a list of professions of taxpayers of
mid-19th century Galicia. The headings of the various columns are
in German, but I cannot make out the letters of the handwritten
entries. I hope someone will be kind enough to decipher them for me.

The image can be found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5372

Please reply to me, not to the list.

Thank you for your help.

Anita Frankel
Storrs, CT


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate #5372 Galician professions #galicia

Anita Frankel
 

Fellow Galitzianas:

I have posted to ViewMate a list of professions of taxpayers of
mid-19th century Galicia. The headings of the various columns are
in German, but I cannot make out the letters of the handwritten
entries. I hope someone will be kind enough to decipher them for me.

The image can be found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5372

Please reply to me, not to the list.

Thank you for your help.

Anita Frankel
Storrs, CT


Roumanian researcher #ukraine

David Priever
 

Dear Ukraine SIG members,

Hello. I do not recall ever emailing to all of you since I have been a
member of this SIG. It is a pleasure to communicate with all of you out
there.

I was referred to Alexander Dunai (I believe that I spelled his name
correctly) regarding having him do some work for me relating to Cernauti,
Roumania. This research is NOT for my own family, nevertheless, whatever he
charges (hopefully reasonable) I would be willing to pay. I would like some
references. I have heard of him in the past.

A special hello via this message to another Alex......Alex Sharon. Alex, I
have allowed many YEARS to pass. I MUST "get with it" with my KLEINBERG
research. I will try to contact you soon. Things have been extremely
hectic.

A happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com
(please respond PRIVATELY)


Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.-Chinese Proverb


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Roumanian researcher #ukraine

David Priever
 

Dear Ukraine SIG members,

Hello. I do not recall ever emailing to all of you since I have been a
member of this SIG. It is a pleasure to communicate with all of you out
there.

I was referred to Alexander Dunai (I believe that I spelled his name
correctly) regarding having him do some work for me relating to Cernauti,
Roumania. This research is NOT for my own family, nevertheless, whatever he
charges (hopefully reasonable) I would be willing to pay. I would like some
references. I have heard of him in the past.

A special hello via this message to another Alex......Alex Sharon. Alex, I
have allowed many YEARS to pass. I MUST "get with it" with my KLEINBERG
research. I will try to contact you soon. Things have been extremely
hectic.

A happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com
(please respond PRIVATELY)


Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.-Chinese Proverb


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Question of title in document. #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I have a 19th century Lithuanian Ketubah that has the
brides father's Hebrew name written in Yiddish on it
preceded by a Resh with a line above it. The groom's
father is not listed with a title. Can you tell me if
this could be the title for a Rabbi, or just a normal
man? Note that the father in question was deceased at
the time of marriage.

Sincerely,
Meir Yohanah


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Question of title in document. #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I have a 19th century Lithuanian Ketubah that has the
brides father's Hebrew name written in Yiddish on it
preceded by a Resh with a line above it. The groom's
father is not listed with a title. Can you tell me if
this could be the title for a Rabbi, or just a normal
man? Note that the father in question was deceased at
the time of marriage.

Sincerely,
Meir Yohanah


Re: Question on Yiddish name in Ketubah #belarus

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

My error has been pointed out by another member. The
name is the father's name which is Meir which is
correct. However. I still would like to know what the
preceding 'Resh" with a line above it is for. He was
deceased at the time of marriage. Also they did have a
Synagogue as one room of their house.

Thanks
Meir


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE:Question on Yiddish name in Ketubah #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

My error has been pointed out by another member. The
name is the father's name which is Meir which is
correct. However. I still would like to know what the
preceding 'Resh" with a line above it is for. He was
deceased at the time of marriage. Also they did have a
Synagogue as one room of their house.

Thanks
Meir


Looking for Uzventis researchers #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim3@...>
 

Rose Cohen and I hope to develop a researchers group for Uzventis (Uzhvent).
We invite anyone and everyone researching Uzventis to send us contact
information (E-mail address will suffice) and a list of the Uzventis
surnames you are researching. Additionally, send a description of any other
information you may have relating to Uzventis, e.g. cemetery information,
personal account of a visit to Uzventis, pictures, professional researchers
and sources of information in Lithuania, etc. We shall share all of the
information received with everyone who responds. Perhaps eventually we
shall be able to develop a Memorial Book.

Please reply to my E-mail address: punim@jhu.edu.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

Lachaim,
Barry Spinak
Salisbury, MD, USA
Reply to: punim@jhu.edu
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/p/i/Richard-B-Spinak/
Searching.
... in Kovno Guberniya shtetls of Kraziai, Luoke, Plunge, Tryskiai &
Uzventis: FAYVUSH, FINKELSTEIN, GELIK, GELIL, GELIN, GERSH, GIBER, HEILIG,
HEILLIG, IOZEF, KALMAN, KAPLAN, KIL, MARKUS, NOKHUM, RABINOWITZ, RAVID,
RUBIN, SHAPIR, SHER, YAKUB, ZAMULIAN, ZIV


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for Uzventis researchers #lithuania

Barry Spinak <punim3@...>
 

Rose Cohen and I hope to develop a researchers group for Uzventis (Uzhvent).
We invite anyone and everyone researching Uzventis to send us contact
information (E-mail address will suffice) and a list of the Uzventis
surnames you are researching. Additionally, send a description of any other
information you may have relating to Uzventis, e.g. cemetery information,
personal account of a visit to Uzventis, pictures, professional researchers
and sources of information in Lithuania, etc. We shall share all of the
information received with everyone who responds. Perhaps eventually we
shall be able to develop a Memorial Book.

Please reply to my E-mail address: punim@jhu.edu.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

Lachaim,
Barry Spinak
Salisbury, MD, USA
Reply to: punim@jhu.edu
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/p/i/Richard-B-Spinak/
Searching.
... in Kovno Guberniya shtetls of Kraziai, Luoke, Plunge, Tryskiai &
Uzventis: FAYVUSH, FINKELSTEIN, GELIK, GELIL, GELIN, GERSH, GIBER, HEILIG,
HEILLIG, IOZEF, KALMAN, KAPLAN, KIL, MARKUS, NOKHUM, RABINOWITZ, RAVID,
RUBIN, SHAPIR, SHER, YAKUB, ZAMULIAN, ZIV