Date   
Meaning of abbreviation #hungary

Olivier Neuman
 

Hi
I’ve found a German document concerning a great aunt which explains where she was during the Shoah. 

and it’s written something about his brother my grandfather with this sentence just after his name :  « kmsz. 10 slj. 3zd. Majdanka ». I found that « kmsz » means « forced labourer from Hungarian army » but does someone know what means the rest of the abbreviations please?

thanks

Olivier Neuman

Announcing the publication of the translation of the Belchatow Yizkor Book (Poland) #poland

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor Books in Print Project is proud to announce the publication
of the translation of the Belchatow Yizkor Book.

The Original Yizkor Book was published by
The Central Federation of Polish Jews in Argentina together with the Belchatow
Society in Argentina, Brazil, and South America, Buenos Aires, 1951
Translation Project Coordinator: Roni Seibel Liebowitz

Editors: Mark Tarkov and Abraham Mittleberg
Layout: Donni Magid
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz, Impulse Graphics, LLC
Name Indexing: Bena Shklyanoy
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 486 pages with all original illustrations and
photographs.

List price: $62.95, available from JewishGen for $37

For more details and where to order go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Belchatow.html

For a listing of all of our nearly 100 titles, go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books in Print Project

Re: calendar of Torah and Haftarah portions #general

Dr.Josef ASH
 

david,
on the 1 of Tishrei (every year the same on this day)
Bereshit, part Kaf"Alif, (21)
Haftara: Shmuel Alif, part Alif
My religious grandson told me.
Josef ASH, Israel

Meaning of "Permanent Residence" iin BMD records #russia #poland

rebasolomon
 

I have purchased BMD records from JewishGen for the town of Nasielsk, Congress Poland/Russia Poland.  There is a column for "Permanent Residence (Town)" which has no data until 1907.  What is the definition of a Permanent Residence?  Also, is there a way to search past JewishGen questions?
Thank you

Reba Solomon  <theshviger@...>

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Correction Re: Recent experience with Latvian Archives #latvia

Max Heffler
 

Should have been “family tree they constructed” below:

 

I was researching my wife’s family and received a ton of information from Latvia including passport photos and a family  tree  they constructed. Was well worth that small amount I ended up paying.

Max Heffler <max@...>

Re: Recent experience with Latvian Archives #latvia

Max Heffler
 

I was researching my wife’s family and received a ton of information from Latvia including passport photos and a family the constructed. Was well worth that small amount I ended up paying.

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From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Kathy Lorber via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:20 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Recent experience with Latvian Archives #latvia

 

I also had positive contact with the Latvian Archives this winter. I requested the birth, death and marriage records on one line of my family. What I actually received was a compilation of the information in a two page document. I did not receive copies of the records themselves. I was a little surprised but decided maybe that was my own fault for not specifying copies of originals in the beginning. My email correspondence went very quickly. In the end, I did a wire transfer of only $27.00 US. I did not receive the volume of records that others may have, but what I received was sufficient for my needs. I received the file in a pdf by email. But about 10 days later I also received a hard copy of the information in the mail. This surprised me since it did not add anything to the information. My contact was:

Natālija Ivašina 
Head archivist of the Latvian State Historical Archives 
at the Latvian National Archives
Natalija.Ivasina@...

 

Kathy Lorber

Montville, NJ

LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardejev, Austria-Hungary; FELDMAN: NYC, Varifalu;

LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA, Lithuania; GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, IA, Mariampol, Lithuania; DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK, Courland; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Latvia

 


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html

Researching Rev. Moses Aaron EPSTEIN #poland

walter@...
 

I am researching the Family of the late Rev M.A.EPSTEIN, born about 1847 Bereza Poland ,who after an illustrious career , Died in April 1912 in Willesden London. I understand that his parents were Samuel and Freda Epstein but cannot be certain.Any information would be very much appreciated.

Walter Aivis                   <walter@...>

Re: Refugee doctors in 1930s had to re-qualify before practising in UK and also in the USA - An excellent Holocaust novel cites an example #unitedkingdom

jewishgenhonors@...
 

The discussion of how Holocaust refugee doctors had to requalify before practicing in the UK prompts me to cite the novel from which I learned about the discrimination against Jewish doctors from Europe who sought to practice in the USA.

Sarah Wildman's 2014 tragic but excellent Paper Love tracks a journalist's search for the girl her grandfather lost to the Holocaust.  A cache of letters discovered by Wildman revealed that a family's escape from Nazi genocide was incomplete. Her grandfather, a doctor trained in Vienna, came to the US but found that European doctors, perhaps especially Jewish doctors, faced roadblocks set by medical societies in America.

Wildman is an excellent reporter as well as novelist. Her book describes the horrible treatment of Austrian Jews that began immediately when the Nazis took over that country. After her family escaped from Vienna, their problems weren't over. Her grandfather had to struggle to survive in the USA due to discrimination here.

The details of life in Nazi Germany are revealed in the letters from the grandfather's former fiancé who was unable to escape.

I found Wildman's book interesting on many levels. It's a detective story, a romantic tale and a Holocaust horror story, a tragic but educational read.

I attended a lecture by Sarah Wildman at the Leo Baeck Institute in NYC but I have no other connection with the author and no commercial interest in her book.

Paper Love : Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind 2014  Riverhead Books     ISBN: 1594633975   ISBN13: 9781594633973

John Lowens,  Suburban NYC   JPL25@...

A note about online translation tools #general #poland

Sally Bruckheimer
 

 I like Google Translate better than Deepl, for translating Polish, because Google Translate has a Polish keyboard (or any language),
 
Sally Bruckheimer,   Princeton, NJ   <sallybruc@...>

DRUYAN, EPSTEIN - Rostov-na-Donu #russia #ukraine

Robyn Dryen
 

When my grandfather’s cousin died in 1938, he left bequests to his two sisters:

  1. Anna (neé DRUYAN), wife of Isaac EPSTEIN 
  2. Gitel DRUYAN

All were living in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia when the will was made in 1929.

Anna (c.1882) and Gitel (c.1887) were born in Veselaya - one of the Jewish agricultural colonies in Ekaterinaslav, Ukraine.

Apart from finding a Leib/Lev Epstein, a possible son of Anna and Isaac, who was born in Rostov in 1913 and was killed on the Russian front in 1944, I have not been able to find any trace of these people. I have considered the possibility that they, or their children may have emigrated to Palestine or elsewhere after 1929 but have not found any promising leads. I have not found them in any of the few lists of those displaced or killed in Rostov during WW2.  

Does this sound familiar to anyone? Do you have suggestions for further research?  

Robyn Dryen

Sydney, Australia

Re: Recent experience with Latvian Archives #latvia

Kathy Lorber
 

I also had positive contact with the Latvian Archives this winter. I requested the birth, death and marriage records on one line of my family. What I actually received was a compilation of the information in a two page document. I did not receive copies of the records themselves. I was a little surprised but decided maybe that was my own fault for not specifying copies of originals in the beginning. My email correspondence went very quickly. In the end, I did a wire transfer of only $27.00 US. I did not receive the volume of records that others may have, but what I received was sufficient for my needs. I received the file in a pdf by email. But about 10 days later I also received a hard copy of the information in the mail. This surprised me since it did not add anything to the information. My contact was:

Natālija Ivašina 
Head archivist of the Latvian State Historical Archives 
at the Latvian National Archives
Natalija.Ivasina@...


Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ
LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardejev, Austria-Hungary; FELDMAN: NYC, Varifalu;
LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA, Lithuania; GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, IA, Mariampol, Lithuania; DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK, Courland; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Latvia

TRYING TO FIND FAMILY AND FIGURE OUT A PUZZLE #general

Laura Mayer
 

My mother has always believed that her father came from a Jewish family.  Mum is now 85 and the last remaining sibling is 90.  Mum remembers being taken as a child to her 'grandmother' in Bow, East London - Katie 'Bernstein'.  She also knows her dad had two sisters Miriam and Annie both seamstresses like Katie and believed there was a brother 'Jack' a barber in Golders Green.  She also knew that - in her words - dad had fallen out with his mother other a stepfather and ran away and tried to join the British Navy during WW1, refused due to age (born 1900) and so hopped ship to the states and rode the trains a little before joining the US Navy.  He was also apparently naturalised American and celebrated by having a large tattoo across his back of the American Eagle.  Nanny had a photo of him in his navy uniform circa 1920.  He then returned home to marry nanny -a christian which enraged Katie even more - but here's the kicker....his marriage certificate is in the name of George Edward Jackson and he was known as Ted.  Mum never realised anything until his funeral in 1954 when his sisters came and kept calling him Emanuel or Manny.

After some investigation we found that who we think was his biological father Marks Bernstein died in 1907 and on the census in 1901 there was a Bernstein family Marks, Katie, Emanuel, Aaron, Miriam and Annie as well as a Jacob Arkovitch or Orkovitch and his daughter Eve whom we believe may have been Katie's father and sister.  Jacob states he is Russian.  in about 1910 Emanuel and Aaron were placed in the Jewish school/orphanage in Knights Hill London but there are no records of them leaving.  So we are assuming where nanny says he ran away from home he actually meant 'the home'.  After than nothing.  A Jacob Arkovitch travelling with two children who states he is German leaves Tilbury (the nearest port to East London) to New York then nothing.  Jacob nor Eve show up on any census from then on assuming that was them?

We don't know when Grandad changed his name to George Edward Jackson, on the boat going to the states or when he landed or whether he called himself anything else because I cannot find anything either in the UK or the States.  The US Navy has no record of either name yet we had proof of him in a photo on ship !!  All we know is he married in 1922 at George Edward and was on the 1939 census as the same and died the same.  My aunt who has all the family records has no birth certificate for him and there is no record of a George Edward Jackson returning to the UK either!  So we know he changed identities so maybe Aaron did too and he was actually Jack the Barber ???  We think Miriam married but not so sure about Annie so there must be aunts, uncles, cousins out there who may have been told about their Uncles at some point?

Grandad became a merchant seaman when he returned to the UK and went all over the world then worked on the docks in East London eventually as a foreman when he congenital heart disease (maybe that's what killed his father so young?) became too much for labour work.

I cannot find any birth certificates for Marks or Kate or a mariage certificate so I am assuming they may well have been born outside the UK but that is a guess based on Jacob.  Eve (by Jacob) however is enrolled in a London school in the 1870s.

I do not live in the UK but France now so do not have the ability to delve into paper records.  So reaching out for help!  I think their synagogue was on the Commercial Road East London but again I cannot go there to delve through the records.  

Can anyone shed any light or hope that we may find the truth ?  Grandad is the one behind the life belt.  Kind regards.

Re: Refugee doctors in 1930s had to re-qualify before practising in UK #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre in Glasgow (www.sjac.org.uk  ) has copies of research notes made by its chairman, Dr Kenneth Collins, who is an expert in this area.  He covered the subject in his book 'Go and Learn' and researched the Royal College of Surgeons register 30 years ago. Not aware that these records are online, though. 

The records show that Ernst Rachwalsky requalified in Edinburgh in 1937 - with the Scottish Triple Qualification - LRCP and LRCS (Edinburgh) and LRCPS (Glasgow).
He had an MD from Breslau in 1914. Unlike many others who studied in Scotland before taking the requalifying examinations, he had studied in London and he gave his address as Upper Wimpole Street. He gave his last address in Germany as Glatz. All Triple Qualification exams were held in Edinburgh and successful candidates could practice with the Licentiate qualifications. The attraction of the Scottish exams was that they could be taken after a year in Britain while the similar Conjoint Board exam. in London required an extra two years residence.  This was the only time that Scottish and English registration requirements differed. 

Harvey Kaplan
Director
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow

On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 at 22:01, Gerald and Margaret via groups.jewishgen.org <margaret.lev=btinternet.com@...> wrote:
Refugees with medical qualifications arriving in the UK in the 1930s had to re-qualify before they could practise.  Several institutions offered this course, but it was known that the qualification could be obtained more quickly  at a Scottish University.  I know that my maternal grandfather, Ernst RACHWALSKY (1889-1961) took the exams in Scotland.in 1936 but was it at Edinburgh or Glasgow.  ??  Are there any relevant records on-iine ?

Margaret Levin

Re: Manifest Question #poland

Lynne Schneider
 

Lee, please check your dates. If your ggf Henry was in the US since 1875, then your gg-uncles had to be considerably older than 9 and 7 in 1893. Unless Henry’s arrival date of 1875 is a typo.

Respectfully,
Lynne Schneider

Hebrew name question #names

Jeffrey Cohen
 

On a document a relative has a name that looks like  HAY MEM YOD. Does anyone have any idea what this is ?

Re: Manifest Question #poland

Jill Whitehead
 

It is not impossible that your ancestor arrived unaccompanied or at a different time to the rest of the family. Part of my family arrived in Edinburgh in 1870 to join other family already there who had arived in 1867/8.  The young men were escaping being conscripted by the Tsar after the 1863 Polish Uprising. In 1870 my great grandparents (who were first cousins) arrived aged 11 and 15 (they later married in 1877), together with the two younger brothers of my great grandfather who were both aged under 10 years old. They seemed to have been unaccompanied by an adult, with my 15 year old great grandfather responsible for all the younger children. In those days, a 15 year old was considered an adult. Yet other family members came in 1872, my great grandmother's younger siblings and her mother.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Refugee doctors in 1930s had to re-qualify before practising in UK #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

Edinburgh University and the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre in Glasgow keep such records, and there are varioius memoirs of scientists you can Google. There is also the British Library's sound archive on "The Living Memory of the Jewish People."  I referenced all three of these in my article in April 2018 Shemot (journal of the JGSGB) on the Kindertransport refugees taken in by my Edinburgh family. The children were related to one of the foremost scientists who had settled in Edinburgh in the 1930's, Dr Martha Turk. Walter Tellerman's autobiography is also instructive "A Physicist's Labour in War and Peace."

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Name adoption lists #germany

royer-mars@...
 

Thank you for putting this research work online. Your site is really very useful.
Best Regard From france

Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

Hello Bris
Thank you very much. I have created an account on jroots and will post some requests with the help of my russian teacher (I am a first year student !!)
I fully understand the impact of the war in the Dombass even though I did not know social media  forums had been cut. in fact I had requested some help to find them to an ukrainian researcher as I did not realize that Karakubstroy was the war area! She was duly offended by my request and I had to apologize !

I would not be able to read these books you mention, not being fluent in either hebrew or russian, of which I am really sorry about ! Could you give me more information about them! Very best regards
Catherine
catherine.jurovsky@...



Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

Dear Yellena
Thank you very much for your answer.
I will write to the red cross. Can I do it by email or is it only by mail.Do you have any ideal about the lifting of quarantine in russia? In France we will open all shops on May 11 and people will be able to go back to work and go out. Of course I do not know if the Archives will open up as well !!

Concerning the Kaminski to be sure i fully inderstand they have submitted testimonies for Yurovskiis coming from these 3 towns? and their address is on those testimonies? The 3 towns are quite distant. How are you sure they are related?

As far as Lazar and Karina are concerned I only have what is at Yad Vashem. I only recently discovered their existence in the naturalization file of my grand father Naum Israel Benzion "Jurovsky" in France. The file dates back from 1932. For 4 years the naturalisation files were not available to researchers due to termite ridden premises.

Best regards and stay safe.
Catherine