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ViewMate translation request - German #general

ms nodrog
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. I
originally said it was Polish in error and thank those people who
responded. They were very helpful.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66329

This is a newly released card >from the Stutthof Concentration Camp.
I'm interested in knowing what the following words mean. They are:
Stand; Wehnort; durch and in KL. Also, I would appreciate a translation
of what is written after Wehnort, Religion, and durch. Knowing a small
bit of German I was able to figure out some of the more obvious. Please
respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Hope Myers Gordon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - German #general

ms nodrog
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. I
originally said it was Polish in error and thank those people who
responded. They were very helpful.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66329

This is a newly released card >from the Stutthof Concentration Camp.
I'm interested in knowing what the following words mean. They are:
Stand; Wehnort; durch and in KL. Also, I would appreciate a translation
of what is written after Wehnort, Religion, and durch. Knowing a small
bit of German I was able to figure out some of the more obvious. Please
respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Hope Myers Gordon


Significant amount of Ukraine records freely available online #general

Michael Moritz
 

Previous posts have mentioned the work of Alex Krakovsky in Ukraine
making available to the public archival records. I don't believe,
though, that a previous post on these message boards has drawn
attention to the fact that Mr. Krakovsky has already been putting
online all of the records he has scanned, freely accessible and in
very orderly fashion.

The overwhelming majority of records that have been placed online so
far are >from Kiev oblast, but there are many others >from various
additional Ukrainian archives as well (except those of former
Galicia). For instance, I was able to view scores of original records
(metrical books, revision lists, etc) >from various locations,
including my family's ancestral town of Pyatigory, in a manner that
previously cost hundreds of dollars to have someone else research on
the ground in Ukraine.

It appears that more records continue to be added as they are scanned.

Here is the link. If you open the site with Google Chrome, it will
translate into English.

https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE
[or https://tinyurl.com/yc8utxjy --Mod.]

Many thanks to Alex Krakovsky for his efforts.

Best,
Michael Moritz
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Significant amount of Ukraine records freely available online #general

Michael Moritz
 

Previous posts have mentioned the work of Alex Krakovsky in Ukraine
making available to the public archival records. I don't believe,
though, that a previous post on these message boards has drawn
attention to the fact that Mr. Krakovsky has already been putting
online all of the records he has scanned, freely accessible and in
very orderly fashion.

The overwhelming majority of records that have been placed online so
far are >from Kiev oblast, but there are many others >from various
additional Ukrainian archives as well (except those of former
Galicia). For instance, I was able to view scores of original records
(metrical books, revision lists, etc) >from various locations,
including my family's ancestral town of Pyatigory, in a manner that
previously cost hundreds of dollars to have someone else research on
the ground in Ukraine.

It appears that more records continue to be added as they are scanned.

Here is the link. If you open the site with Google Chrome, it will
translate into English.

https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE
[or https://tinyurl.com/yc8utxjy --Mod.]

Many thanks to Alex Krakovsky for his efforts.

Best,
Michael Moritz
New York, NY


German Translation #ukraine

ms nodrog
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - German

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. I originally said it was Polish in error
and thank those people who responded. They were very helpful.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66329

This is a newly released card >from the Stutthof Concentration Camp. I'm interested in knowing what the
following words mean. They are: Stand; Wehnort; durch and in KL. Also, I would appreciate a translation
of what is written after Wehnort, Religion, and durch. Knowing a small bit of German I was able to figure
out some of the more obvious. Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Channah


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine German Translation #ukraine

ms nodrog
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - German

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. I originally said it was Polish in error
and thank those people who responded. They were very helpful.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66329

This is a newly released card >from the Stutthof Concentration Camp. I'm interested in knowing what the
following words mean. They are: Stand; Wehnort; durch and in KL. Also, I would appreciate a translation
of what is written after Wehnort, Religion, and durch. Knowing a small bit of German I was able to figure
out some of the more obvious. Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Channah


University Records on the All Galicia Database #ukraine

Gesher Galicia Info
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new records on
the All Galicia Database (AGD)--a database that is available to all.
See: https://search.geshergalicia.org/

This communication refers to the Medical Students/Doctors Project. To
learn about this initiative, please follow the link:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/galician-medical-students-doctors-project/.
Earlier this year, the indexes of Jewish medical students from
Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) were posted.

In the current update, we share listings of Galician students and
graduates >from Pest University (present-day Semmelweis University,
Budapest, Hungary). The following indexes have been added to the
searchable database (AGD):

-- Pest University: Jewish Medical, Surgical, and Midwifery Students (1793-1846)
-- Pest University: Jewish Medical Graduates (1770-1921)

Members of Gesher Galicia can also view supplemental information from
the university records and other sources (e.g., regarding parental
information, studies, places of clinical practice, etc.).
Supplemental data are accessible via the Members Portal after login:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/login/ and can be found in the Members'
Records archive under the Jewish Medical Students.

Later this year, the indexes >from Lemberg/Lwow University, with the
names of Jewish students >from Galicia, will be added to the All
Galicia Database. Indexes >from other Habsburg universities attended by
the Galician Jews will follow.

For further information, please contact: info@geshergalicia.org.


Andrew Zalewski

Medical Students/Doctors Project Coordinator
https://www.geshergalicia.org/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine University Records on the All Galicia Database #ukraine

Gesher Galicia Info
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new records on
the All Galicia Database (AGD)--a database that is available to all.
See: https://search.geshergalicia.org/

This communication refers to the Medical Students/Doctors Project. To
learn about this initiative, please follow the link:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/galician-medical-students-doctors-project/.
Earlier this year, the indexes of Jewish medical students from
Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) were posted.

In the current update, we share listings of Galician students and
graduates >from Pest University (present-day Semmelweis University,
Budapest, Hungary). The following indexes have been added to the
searchable database (AGD):

-- Pest University: Jewish Medical, Surgical, and Midwifery Students (1793-1846)
-- Pest University: Jewish Medical Graduates (1770-1921)

Members of Gesher Galicia can also view supplemental information from
the university records and other sources (e.g., regarding parental
information, studies, places of clinical practice, etc.).
Supplemental data are accessible via the Members Portal after login:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/login/ and can be found in the Members'
Records archive under the Jewish Medical Students.

Later this year, the indexes >from Lemberg/Lwow University, with the
names of Jewish students >from Galicia, will be added to the All
Galicia Database. Indexes >from other Habsburg universities attended by
the Galician Jews will follow.

For further information, please contact: info@geshergalicia.org.


Andrew Zalewski

Medical Students/Doctors Project Coordinator
https://www.geshergalicia.org/


JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #france

Groll, Avraham
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.
The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Our new
partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help us achieve
this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or financial resources
searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen, connecting with the Museum
of the Jewish People comes during a stage of significant growth >from both
an archival and technological perspective, and as we set ambitious
strategic priorities for the years to come, I believe that this new
relationship will herald continued opportunities for our organizations to
collaborate on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.
Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel


French SIG #France JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #france

Groll, Avraham
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.
The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Our new
partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help us achieve
this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or financial resources
searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen, connecting with the Museum
of the Jewish People comes during a stage of significant growth >from both
an archival and technological perspective, and as we set ambitious
strategic priorities for the years to come, I believe that this new
relationship will herald continued opportunities for our organizations to
collaborate on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.
Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel


Suceava language #romania

Herb Weisberg
 

What would have been the main language (other than Yiddish) that Jews in
Suceava would have spoken in the late 1800s?
And what would have been the main language that non-Jews in Suceava
would have spoken in that period?
Would German have been common, or mainly Russian and/or Ukranian?
thanks,

Herb Weisberg, Columbus, OH
(Minneapolis family). researching:
sin HERSCU (HERSCOVICI /HERSHKOWITZ) / SCHLESSINGER in Bucecea
(Romania)
MARCUS in Barlad (Romania)
WEISBARG in Ukraine (Letichev / Kamenets-Podolsky) / Moldova (Kishinev)
BLINDMAN in Ukraine (Lyaskovets)


Romania SIG #Romania Suceava language #romania

Herb Weisberg
 

What would have been the main language (other than Yiddish) that Jews in
Suceava would have spoken in the late 1800s?
And what would have been the main language that non-Jews in Suceava
would have spoken in that period?
Would German have been common, or mainly Russian and/or Ukranian?
thanks,

Herb Weisberg, Columbus, OH
(Minneapolis family). researching:
sin HERSCU (HERSCOVICI /HERSHKOWITZ) / SCHLESSINGER in Bucecea
(Romania)
MARCUS in Barlad (Romania)
WEISBARG in Ukraine (Letichev / Kamenets-Podolsky) / Moldova (Kishinev)
BLINDMAN in Ukraine (Lyaskovets)


JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #romania

Groll, Avraham
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.
The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Our new
partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help us achieve
this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or financial resources
searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen, connecting with the Museum
of the Jewish People comes during a stage of significant growth >from both
an archival and technological perspective, and as we set ambitious
strategic priorities for the years to come, I believe that this new
relationship will herald continued opportunities for our organizations to
collaborate on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.
Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel


Romania SIG #Romania JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #romania

Groll, Avraham
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.
The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Our new
partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help us achieve
this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or financial resources
searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen, connecting with the Museum
of the Jewish People comes during a stage of significant growth >from both
an archival and technological perspective, and as we set ambitious
strategic priorities for the years to come, I believe that this new
relationship will herald continued opportunities for our organizations to
collaborate on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.
Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel


Yiddish Translation Help Needed #general

Bruce Leibowitz
 

Is there anyone who is able to read/translate Yiddish into English? In
doing some family research we have several pages neatly hand written in a
book more than 50 years ago before my grandmother passed away. She was
originally >from turn of the century Eastern Europe so this was likely her
language prior to coming to America. I cannot find anyone locally where I
live who can still read Yiddish. My mother who is in her mid 90s would like
to know what this says before her time is up. It is only 8 pages.

Bruce Leibowitz
Jackson, MS USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Translation Help Needed #general

Bruce Leibowitz
 

Is there anyone who is able to read/translate Yiddish into English? In
doing some family research we have several pages neatly hand written in a
book more than 50 years ago before my grandmother passed away. She was
originally >from turn of the century Eastern Europe so this was likely her
language prior to coming to America. I cannot find anyone locally where I
live who can still read Yiddish. My mother who is in her mid 90s would like
to know what this says before her time is up. It is only 8 pages.

Bruce Leibowitz
Jackson, MS USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #yiddish

bounce-3498279-772983@...
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.
The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Our new
partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help us achieve
this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or financial resources
searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen, connecting with the Museum
of the Jewish People comes during a stage of significant growth >from both
an archival and technological perspective, and as we set ambitious
strategic priorities for the years to come, I believe that this new
relationship will herald continued opportunities for our organizations to
collaborate on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.
Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #yiddish

bounce-3498279-772983@...
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.
The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Our new
partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help us achieve
this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or financial resources
searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen, connecting with the Museum
of the Jewish People comes during a stage of significant growth >from both
an archival and technological perspective, and as we set ambitious
strategic priorities for the years to come, I believe that this new
relationship will herald continued opportunities for our organizations to
collaborate on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.
Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle. Major supporters include
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel


Hey-Resh-Resh on Gravestones #germany

Ralph Baer
 

I will ask the question first so it doesn't get lost in all of the
background information. Can the abbreviation "Hey-Resh-Resh" on a gravestone
in western Germany mean something other than the person whose name follows
was a Rabbi?

I don't know how many times I have heard in lectures or read that a single
Resh just means Mister although it does indicate some amount of formality
while H-R-R before a name indicates that he was a Rabbi. I have accepted
this and entered Rabbi on my tree for people so designated. Over the last
few years I have started to doubt this. For one thing, in some cemeteries
which I have looked through the transcriptions, there are just too many
people listed with H-R-R for them all to have been Rabbis.

This is the case on the on-line Bechhofen (Bavaria) cemetery and currently
more important to me the cemetery in Baiersdorf (Bavaria). Transcriptions of
the gravestones of Abraham Meyer AUB and Simon Meyer AUB, two half-brothers
who are both my ancestors, both contain H-R-R. There are Rabbis among their
children and grandchildren which would mean that it would not be unusual
from them to have been Rabbis, but in a census for Baiersdorf where both are
mentioned, neither is called a Rabbi while there are indeed a couple of men
designated as having Rabbinical functions as well as a woman called a
Rabbi's widow. Simon's civil death record also doesn't mention Rabbi.
(Abraham died before civil records were started in Baiersdorf.)

Back in 2011 at the Jewish genealogy conference in Washington, it was
mentioned that the periodical Stammbaum was to be revived. I submitted an
article which was tentatively accepted. However Stammbaum has not
reappeared. The article pretty much just stayed on my computer until 2016
when I was given transcriptions of Abraham's gravestone and that of his wife
Dina's gravestone. Dina's inscription included the name of her father Itzik
KaTZ of Fuerth which was confirmation of what I had written.

This made me revisit the article and modify and expand it. I now would like
to submit it to Avotaynu because sadly there is no specifically
German-Jewish genealogy periodical. I want to include a picture of Dina's
gravestone. However it uses H-R-R before her husband Abraham AUB's name.
Whether or not Abraham was a Rabbi is not important to the article which
deals with Dina's birth family (KOHN=KaTZ and later ENGLAENDER), but if I
include the picture, I feel that I should state what is on the gravestone.

I own a copy of the book documenting the Kuppenheim (Baden) cemetery. I note
for example that there is a man called in part "Meir, Sohn des ehrenwerten
Herrn, Herrn Josef." "ehrenwerten Herrn, Herrn" (honorable man, Mr.) is the
German translation of H-R-R on the gravestone. There is no mention of Rabbi
in the translated inscription.

I also own a copy of the book "Abkuerzungsverzeichnis hebraeischer
Grabinschriften" (Abbreviation Catalog of Hebrew Grave Inscriptions) by
Frowald Gil Huettenmeister. It is stated there that H-R-R means "der Herr,
Herr" (the man, Mr.). Again, no Rabbi, not even an Honorable this time.

So I return to my original question, just what does Hey-Resh-Resh on a
gravestone in western Germany mean?

Ralph N. Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


JewishGen.org and The Museum of the Jewish People Announce A Strategic Partnership #germany

Groll, Avraham
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / NEW YORK, NY -- JewishGen.org and The Museum of the
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot announced a strategic partnership today,
bringing together two of the Jewish world's most iconic names for
innovation in advancing online genealogy and identity exploration.

The partnership envisions the that the family tree collections held by
both parties, accounting for nearly 20,000 trees in total, will be
completely accessible to visitors of both JewishGen.org and The Museum
of the Jewish People. Beginning in the late Fall 2018, researchers will
be provided with unprecedented access to vital Jewish family history
information that is available in no other facility. This new search
platform will dramatically increase the likelihood that researchers will
find information they are seeking.

Avraham Groll, Director of JewishGen.org, stated, "JewishGen is committed
to doing everything we can to provide the highest quality of access to
records, information, and tools that researchers can utilize in their
quest to connect with relatives, discover their unique family history,
and understand what it means to be part of the Jewish people."

"Our new partnership with The Museum of the Jewish People will help
us achieve this goal, by eliminating the need to spend time or
financial resources searching multiple facilities. For JewishGen,
connecting with the Museum of the Jewish People comes during a stage
of significant growth >from both an archival and technological
perspective, and as we set ambitious strategic priorities for the
years to come, I believe that this new relationship will herald
continued opportunities for our organizations to collaborate
on behalf of the entirety of the Jewish people."

"Too often we see organizations cajoling for space and prominence, when
they should be aligning. The treasures that JewishGen and the Museum of
the Jewish People have each built up over the decades are invaluable and
irreplaceable, and it’s a privilege to be able to re-make that
connection, through technology and partnership building," said Dan Tadmor,
CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

For the Museum, connecting its Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
with JewishGen comes during the final development stages of its new "Open
Databases Project," due for launch later this year. The system will
integrate each of the Museum’s five separate databases together with
outside archives >from partners such as JewishGen, allowing users to
curate their own personalized library of Jewish life, drawing on
genealogy, community, photography, music and film.

What's more, through an open API and an enhanced data upload function,
both developers and personal users can further enrich the archives at any
point, by uploading their own institutional, personal and family content,
creating a shared, online repository for centuries of Jewish life and
culture.

###
About JewishGen
JewishGen.org, a member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust family, is the largest digital repository for
Jewish family history information in the world. Utilizing cutting edge
technology, it provides access to tens of millions of records, and has
developed an online community of nearly one million people. With an
extensive knowledge center of unparalleled scope, JewishGen continues to
focus on its core mission of preserving Jewish family history and
heritage for future generations.

About The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Established nearly forty years ago, Beit Hatfutsot remains the sole
institution anywhere in the world devoted to sharing the complete story
of the Jewish people with millions of visitors >from all walks of life.

Today, reimagined as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot,
the museum works on-site, online and around the world to build
connections across the Jewish people through a diverse, innovative
celebration of 4,000 years of Jewish life, culture and history, engaging
to those of any age, background or lifestyle.

Major supporters include :
The Nadav Foundation, The Government of Israel, The Koret Foundation,
Ambassador Alfred H. Moses and Family, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family
Foundation, Tad Taube, Ann and Andrew Tisch and others.

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
!5 Klausner Street • Tel Aviv 6139202 • Israel

40981 - 41000 of 657928