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East Ham Cemetery visit (UK) #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in East Ham who
can read and photograph a grave for us? Preferably someone who can make out
any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen East Ham Cemetery visit (UK) #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in East Ham who
can read and photograph a grave for us? Preferably someone who can make out
any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Plashet Cemetery visit #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in Plashet who can
read and photograph an old grave for us? Preferably someone who can make
out any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org

MODERAOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plashet Cemetery visit #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in Plashet who can
read and photograph an old grave for us? Preferably someone who can make
out any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org

MODERAOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Holocaust miracle comes to light #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:

The Saturday May 29th Montreal Gazette had a front page story
about families >from Korolowka, Ukraine under the title:

"Holocaust miracle comes to light. Jewish families
hid 344 days in the dark. During war in Ukraine, they
had 'maybe two friends, and a million enemies'

There is a photo of the Montreal STERMER family covering
the entire top half of the front page!

The article describes the ordeal of a group of families who
endured 344 days in a dank maze of caves in western Ukraine
to escape the Holocaust.

The online version can be read at:

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.
html?id=e1da9c5e-f4a7-46c0-ba1c-d5249353e18c

Stanley Diamond, Montreal

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust miracle comes to light #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:

The Saturday May 29th Montreal Gazette had a front page story
about families >from Korolowka, Ukraine under the title:

"Holocaust miracle comes to light. Jewish families
hid 344 days in the dark. During war in Ukraine, they
had 'maybe two friends, and a million enemies'

There is a photo of the Montreal STERMER family covering
the entire top half of the front page!

The article describes the ordeal of a group of families who
endured 344 days in a dank maze of caves in western Ukraine
to escape the Holocaust.

The online version can be read at:

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.
html?id=e1da9c5e-f4a7-46c0-ba1c-d5249353e18c

Stanley Diamond, Montreal

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Re: seaking KLEPFISZ and related surnames #warsaw #poland

Leslie Oberman <oberman@...>
 

G'Day Elizabeth,

>from the Melbourne, Australia white pages;
J. Klepfisz 52 Lumeah Road, Caulfield 3162 Victoria Australia. +613 9528 1130
J. Klepfisz 79 Illawarra Road Hawthorn 3122 Victoria, Australia +613 9818 1516

Regards
Leslie Oberman B.A. F.I.E.S. (Aust & NZ), E.M.I.E.S. (N.A.)
Amateur Genealogist. President, Australian Jewish Genealogical Society
Victoria Inc.
3/1274 Glen Huntly Road, Carnegie 3163, Victoria, Australia.
Tel: 61 (0)3 9571 8251 Fax: 61 (0)3 9571 2046 Mobile:0429
386 381
E-mail: <oberman@mira.net> <oberman@ozemail.com.au>
Web Page: http://www.oberman.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: seaking KLEPFISZ and related surnames #poland #warsaw

Leslie Oberman <oberman@...>
 

G'Day Elizabeth,

>from the Melbourne, Australia white pages;
J. Klepfisz 52 Lumeah Road, Caulfield 3162 Victoria Australia. +613 9528 1130
J. Klepfisz 79 Illawarra Road Hawthorn 3122 Victoria, Australia +613 9818 1516

Regards
Leslie Oberman B.A. F.I.E.S. (Aust & NZ), E.M.I.E.S. (N.A.)
Amateur Genealogist. President, Australian Jewish Genealogical Society
Victoria Inc.
3/1274 Glen Huntly Road, Carnegie 3163, Victoria, Australia.
Tel: 61 (0)3 9571 8251 Fax: 61 (0)3 9571 2046 Mobile:0429
386 381
E-mail: <oberman@mira.net> <oberman@ozemail.com.au>
Web Page: http://www.oberman.org


East Ham Cemetery visit #unitedkingdom

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in East Ham who
can read and photograph a grave for us? Preferably someone who can make out
any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom East Ham Cemetery visit #unitedkingdom

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in East Ham who
can read and photograph a grave for us? Preferably someone who can make out
any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org


Plashet Cemetery visit #unitedkingdom

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in Plashet who can
read and photograph an old grave for us? Preferably someone who can make
out any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Plashet Cemetery visit #unitedkingdom

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Is there someone who visits the United Synagogue Cemetery in Plashet who can
read and photograph an old grave for us? Preferably someone who can make
out any Hebrew which may not photograph well. We have the precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
for the Pikholz Project
www.pikholz.org


Links for East End Synagogues (UK) #unitedkingdom

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

Dear All,

My husband (who is definitely NOT a genealogy freak, like me) accidentally
came across the following three internet sites, which I think will be of
interest to the UK crowd:

Fieldgate Street Synagogue history & photos:

http://www.olamgadol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/purim.html


Photos & some information about 5 East End synagogues (East London Orthodox
Synagogues Association):

http://www.olamgadol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/heritage.html


Maps & information about old East End Jewish cemeteries (the map also shows
East End synagogues & Jewish schools:

http://www.rigal.freeserve.co.uk/old_sites.htm

Enjoy!

Sylvia Kaye
Israel/formerly London

Searching:

DRUKER: Galicia
HYAMS: Kilburn, London
BITTAN: London, East End
BUCHHALTER: Siret, Austria
ROSEMANN: Mihaileni, Roumania


Re: Lecureni, Bessarabia #romania

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Perhaps this is Secureni? S and L often look similar on Ellis Island
passenger manifests. There are several places with similar sounding names
in the ShtetlSeeker. I myself am trying to find ancestors >from a Sekuran,
"in the department of Kishinev," that is probably one of these.

Logan Kleinwaks
Washington, D.C. area
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Links for East End Synagogues (UK) #unitedkingdom

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

Dear All,

My husband (who is definitely NOT a genealogy freak, like me) accidentally
came across the following three internet sites, which I think will be of
interest to the UK crowd:

Fieldgate Street Synagogue history & photos:

http://www.olamgadol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/purim.html


Photos & some information about 5 East End synagogues (East London Orthodox
Synagogues Association):

http://www.olamgadol.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/heritage.html


Maps & information about old East End Jewish cemeteries (the map also shows
East End synagogues & Jewish schools:

http://www.rigal.freeserve.co.uk/old_sites.htm

Enjoy!

Sylvia Kaye
Israel/formerly London

Searching:

DRUKER: Galicia
HYAMS: Kilburn, London
BITTAN: London, East End
BUCHHALTER: Siret, Austria
ROSEMANN: Mihaileni, Roumania


Romania SIG #Romania RE: Lecureni, Bessarabia #romania

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Perhaps this is Secureni? S and L often look similar on Ellis Island
passenger manifests. There are several places with similar sounding names
in the ShtetlSeeker. I myself am trying to find ancestors >from a Sekuran,
"in the department of Kishinev," that is probably one of these.

Logan Kleinwaks
Washington, D.C. area
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu


Positive Developments-Restoration of Pezinok Cemetery #hungary

hfpjc
 

Fellow Genners,

Once again I'm delighted to be able to share with you that we at the
Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC) are
currently involved in the restoration of yet another cemetery, this time in
Pezinok, Slovakia.

The Jewish cemetery in Pezinok has a rather unfortunate history. After WWII,
the property was privatized and currently serves as some gentleman's
backyard. To be more exact, the original cemetery is divided into 3
sections, but only one section actually resembles a cemetery. The story is
rather convoluted, but in a nutshell, this is it:

When our rep arrived there he was greeted by a sorry sight; the lion's
share of the visible tombstones were piled atop each other and stacked in
various areas of the cemetery. Further inquiries revealed that
unfortunately, most of the tombstones >from the other 2 sections had been
relocated to this section in a rather haphazard manner. The other two parts
of the backyard were beautifully landscaped and, of course, bereft of
headstones.

To their credit, the owner and his wife were very reasonable and
accommodating, and after some negotiating, it was agreed that backyard #1
will be cleaned thoroughly and all the tombstones recemented and erected.
They also agreed to allow several tombstones to be erected in in the other
two backyards. Of course, it would then be necessary to erect a monument
commemmorating the deceased Jews of Pezinok (and those deported in WWII) and
more importantly, to inform visitors of the situation, stating that the
accuracy of the headstone positions cannot be guaranteed.

The restoration project of the Pezinok cemetery was launched a couple of
weeks ago. Our Hungarian rep Mr. Szabo, and his entire staff, outdid
themselves; he and his crew of devoted laborers toiled for days to try and
match the hundreds of puzzle-like fragments of the headstones and
recement/re-erect them in a most orderly fashion. (see photos on viewmate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4162
from looking at the photos, it is hard to believe that this cemetery had
been littered with stockpiles of shattered tombstones only a few weeks ago!
(for photos and/or detailed description contact us via e-mail)

It is emblematic of the significance of this sacred work that the
surrounding neighbors were so impressed with the sudden attention and
concern towards our ancestors' resting place, that a couple of amiable
fellows actually approached the HFPJC members and informed them that since
these "stones"
are apparently of great importance to him, they know of several more that
are concentrated in some obscure spot hitherto unknown to us! Of course,
they led him to the place, and "those stones" will be rightfully erected in
the cemetery.

All the same, there is still much work to be done. However, all our attempts
at determining the precise locations of the gravestones were futile. If
somebody out there has any information which might be helpful, or perhaps an
old photograph of the cemetery, we'd be extremely grateful if you could
contact us via e-mail (hfpjc@thejnet.com) or telephone XXXXXXXX.

We appreciate your assistance and cooperation. May the merit of rescuing and
preserving the dignity and honor of our ancestors bless all your endeavors.

All the best,

Toby Mendlowitz
Assistant Director
HFPJC
Brooklyn, NY

H-SIG Moderator: Please contact Toby off-list if you want additional information. Telephone number has been deleted per JewishGen policy.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Positive Developments-Restoration of Pezinok Cemetery #hungary

hfpjc
 

Fellow Genners,

Once again I'm delighted to be able to share with you that we at the
Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC) are
currently involved in the restoration of yet another cemetery, this time in
Pezinok, Slovakia.

The Jewish cemetery in Pezinok has a rather unfortunate history. After WWII,
the property was privatized and currently serves as some gentleman's
backyard. To be more exact, the original cemetery is divided into 3
sections, but only one section actually resembles a cemetery. The story is
rather convoluted, but in a nutshell, this is it:

When our rep arrived there he was greeted by a sorry sight; the lion's
share of the visible tombstones were piled atop each other and stacked in
various areas of the cemetery. Further inquiries revealed that
unfortunately, most of the tombstones >from the other 2 sections had been
relocated to this section in a rather haphazard manner. The other two parts
of the backyard were beautifully landscaped and, of course, bereft of
headstones.

To their credit, the owner and his wife were very reasonable and
accommodating, and after some negotiating, it was agreed that backyard #1
will be cleaned thoroughly and all the tombstones recemented and erected.
They also agreed to allow several tombstones to be erected in in the other
two backyards. Of course, it would then be necessary to erect a monument
commemmorating the deceased Jews of Pezinok (and those deported in WWII) and
more importantly, to inform visitors of the situation, stating that the
accuracy of the headstone positions cannot be guaranteed.

The restoration project of the Pezinok cemetery was launched a couple of
weeks ago. Our Hungarian rep Mr. Szabo, and his entire staff, outdid
themselves; he and his crew of devoted laborers toiled for days to try and
match the hundreds of puzzle-like fragments of the headstones and
recement/re-erect them in a most orderly fashion. (see photos on viewmate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4162
from looking at the photos, it is hard to believe that this cemetery had
been littered with stockpiles of shattered tombstones only a few weeks ago!
(for photos and/or detailed description contact us via e-mail)

It is emblematic of the significance of this sacred work that the
surrounding neighbors were so impressed with the sudden attention and
concern towards our ancestors' resting place, that a couple of amiable
fellows actually approached the HFPJC members and informed them that since
these "stones"
are apparently of great importance to him, they know of several more that
are concentrated in some obscure spot hitherto unknown to us! Of course,
they led him to the place, and "those stones" will be rightfully erected in
the cemetery.

All the same, there is still much work to be done. However, all our attempts
at determining the precise locations of the gravestones were futile. If
somebody out there has any information which might be helpful, or perhaps an
old photograph of the cemetery, we'd be extremely grateful if you could
contact us via e-mail (hfpjc@thejnet.com) or telephone XXXXXXXX.

We appreciate your assistance and cooperation. May the merit of rescuing and
preserving the dignity and honor of our ancestors bless all your endeavors.

All the best,

Toby Mendlowitz
Assistant Director
HFPJC
Brooklyn, NY

H-SIG Moderator: Please contact Toby off-list if you want additional information. Telephone number has been deleted per JewishGen policy.


Re: h-sig digest: May 30, 2004 #hungary

ron-schwartz@...
 

RE: Szelencze

I did just check the Where Once We Walked, and there is a town called Szeklencze, now called Sokirnitsa, Ukraine. Don't know if that helps.

I will also write separately, as I now reread your message, and see the Malvin Neuman name. I have one of these too...

Ron Schwartz
Toronto

The second is for Johanna Neuman and Tivadar Neuman in
1902. Tivadar is >from Szelencze. I am unfamiliar
with this town and was not able to successfully
identify it with ShtetlSeeker. Can somebody help me
with it?


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: h-sig digest: May 30, 2004 #hungary

ron-schwartz@...
 

RE: Szelencze

I did just check the Where Once We Walked, and there is a town called Szeklencze, now called Sokirnitsa, Ukraine. Don't know if that helps.

I will also write separately, as I now reread your message, and see the Malvin Neuman name. I have one of these too...

Ron Schwartz
Toronto

The second is for Johanna Neuman and Tivadar Neuman in
1902. Tivadar is >from Szelencze. I am unfamiliar
with this town and was not able to successfully
identify it with ShtetlSeeker. Can somebody help me
with it?