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Pinkas Hanitzolim - Details on Halocaust Survivors #general

Roni Pelled
 

Dear friends,

I have found in Pinkas Hanitzolim (Register of Jewish Survivors) the names
of three people that may be relatives - Freddy, Jack and Harry Rotenberg.
I have written to the registry of Holocaust Survivors six months ago, and
was answered that they could only forward my details to the survivors, but
would not give me their details.
Since then I have neither got response >from the survivors, nor did I get any
answer to the three follow-up letters I have written.
So I don't even know whether my request was forwarded to the survivors or
their descendants.

Could any of you elaborate how I can find out what has been done, how I can
rceeive an answer >from the registry of Holocaust Survivors???
or any other advice how to proceed.

Thanks a lot

Roni Pelled
Ramat Yohanan, Israel


Zamosc-Courland Kollel 1875 #general

Meriam Haringman <meriamharingman@...>
 

Glad to hear the Zamosc people want a BOF meeting at the International
Conference of Jewish Genealogy July 4-9, 2004. In time for the conference
the Montefiore Project of Jews living in Israel will be on the CD of the
conference kit. There are over 200 Jews >from Zamosc-Courland Kollel listed
as living in Jerusalem in 1875.

Meriam Haringman-Goitein
Montefiore Project Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pinkas Hanitzolim - Details on Halocaust Survivors #general

Roni Pelled
 

Dear friends,

I have found in Pinkas Hanitzolim (Register of Jewish Survivors) the names
of three people that may be relatives - Freddy, Jack and Harry Rotenberg.
I have written to the registry of Holocaust Survivors six months ago, and
was answered that they could only forward my details to the survivors, but
would not give me their details.
Since then I have neither got response >from the survivors, nor did I get any
answer to the three follow-up letters I have written.
So I don't even know whether my request was forwarded to the survivors or
their descendants.

Could any of you elaborate how I can find out what has been done, how I can
rceeive an answer >from the registry of Holocaust Survivors???
or any other advice how to proceed.

Thanks a lot

Roni Pelled
Ramat Yohanan, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zamosc-Courland Kollel 1875 #general

Meriam Haringman <meriamharingman@...>
 

Glad to hear the Zamosc people want a BOF meeting at the International
Conference of Jewish Genealogy July 4-9, 2004. In time for the conference
the Montefiore Project of Jews living in Israel will be on the CD of the
conference kit. There are over 200 Jews >from Zamosc-Courland Kollel listed
as living in Jerusalem in 1875.

Meriam Haringman-Goitein
Montefiore Project Coordinator


Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz #general

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

Re Chief Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz of South Africa:

I am indebted to his relative, Jack Rabinowitz of Toronto, who I met at the
Conference in Toronto for the following:

Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz was the son of Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, born 1869 in
Suwalki, died 1932 in London. He was a rabbi in Edinburgh c1900-1918. His
(second) wife was Sarah Leah Lefkowitz. Their children included:

Hinde (Ina) - married Rabbi Judah Newman

Annie - married David Hillman, son of Dayan Samuel Hillman (head of Glasgow
Beth Din)

Fanny

Mendel

Louis

Lilly

Moses

Many of the children were born in Edinburgh.

best wishes

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow

KAPLAN,FAYN,FEIN,FINE,BARSD,GRADMAN
- Ariogala, Josvainiai, Kedainiai, Krakes, Seta, Veliuona, Lithuania
FELMAN,MIL(L)ER,ROSENBLOOM - Kamenets-Podolsk, Shatava, Balyn, Ukraine
TROPP,STORCH - Kolbuszowa, Cmolas,Galicia
LINDERMAN,SCHLACKMAN -Plock,Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz #general

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

Re Chief Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz of South Africa:

I am indebted to his relative, Jack Rabinowitz of Toronto, who I met at the
Conference in Toronto for the following:

Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz was the son of Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, born 1869 in
Suwalki, died 1932 in London. He was a rabbi in Edinburgh c1900-1918. His
(second) wife was Sarah Leah Lefkowitz. Their children included:

Hinde (Ina) - married Rabbi Judah Newman

Annie - married David Hillman, son of Dayan Samuel Hillman (head of Glasgow
Beth Din)

Fanny

Mendel

Louis

Lilly

Moses

Many of the children were born in Edinburgh.

best wishes

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow

KAPLAN,FAYN,FEIN,FINE,BARSD,GRADMAN
- Ariogala, Josvainiai, Kedainiai, Krakes, Seta, Veliuona, Lithuania
FELMAN,MIL(L)ER,ROSENBLOOM - Kamenets-Podolsk, Shatava, Balyn, Ukraine
TROPP,STORCH - Kolbuszowa, Cmolas,Galicia
LINDERMAN,SCHLACKMAN -Plock,Poland


Re: New Resource for "Prussian Poland" #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

I've seen the book, and am impressed--not that I have anything available
for direct comparison. As the title indicates, it covers just about all
of Prussian Poland except Silesia, which will be the subject of Volume
2. The previous series that Monica mentions (former E. Germany) has been
extremely useful to me.

Based on my work in Silesian archives and my searches on RTR and
PRADZIAD, I can report that neither of those two on-line resources is
complete. (The archivist in Gliwice told me as much about PRADZIAD--they
routinely add to it.) Each one has some items that the other does not,
and neither one includes certain substantial items. RTR is sometimes
imprecise in its descriptions, in my opinion; and PRADZIAD has limited
itself almost entirely to BMD records, certainly on the Jewish side.
Those are certainly important, but censuses, where they exist, round out
the picture of a town's Jewish population--and often clear up
ambiguities as well.

In the short time I spent looking at the new book, I copied down some
items, and found most of them in PRADZIAD. But that represents only some
BMD items in some archives in Pomerania, so a more general review is
needed before we know how this resource fits in with the others.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
Researching Upper Silesia, and thinking about springing for borrowing
privileges at the university...

m leonards wrote:

I was reviewing the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt Library
catalogue in preparation for a visit, and came upon the following entry:

Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in polnischen Archiven (Sources for
Jewish History in Polish Archives)/ im Auftrag der
Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften herausgegeben von
Stefi Jersch-Wenzel.

Band 1. Ehemalige preussische Provinzen (Former Prussian Provinces):
Pommern, Westpreussen, Ostpreussen, Preussen, Posen, Grenzmark
Posen-Westpreussen, Süd- und Neuostpreussen / bearbeitet von
Annekathrin Genest und Susanne Marquardt ; Redaktion: Stefan Grob und
Barbara Strenge.

Unfortunately, UP only ordered the volume this month.

Stefi Jersch-Wenzel has authored or edited many other books about Jews
in Prussia, including the six volumes of sources for Jewish history in
archives in the former East Germany (_Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden
in den Archiven der neuen Bundesländer_).

Has anyone seen this newest volume on the former Prussian territories?
How does it compare with the sources noted on Miriam Weiner’s
“routestoroots” website, and the Polish archives’ (www.archiwa.gov.pl)
SEZAM and PRADZIAD databases?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New Resource for "Prussian Poland" #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

I've seen the book, and am impressed--not that I have anything available
for direct comparison. As the title indicates, it covers just about all
of Prussian Poland except Silesia, which will be the subject of Volume
2. The previous series that Monica mentions (former E. Germany) has been
extremely useful to me.

Based on my work in Silesian archives and my searches on RTR and
PRADZIAD, I can report that neither of those two on-line resources is
complete. (The archivist in Gliwice told me as much about PRADZIAD--they
routinely add to it.) Each one has some items that the other does not,
and neither one includes certain substantial items. RTR is sometimes
imprecise in its descriptions, in my opinion; and PRADZIAD has limited
itself almost entirely to BMD records, certainly on the Jewish side.
Those are certainly important, but censuses, where they exist, round out
the picture of a town's Jewish population--and often clear up
ambiguities as well.

In the short time I spent looking at the new book, I copied down some
items, and found most of them in PRADZIAD. But that represents only some
BMD items in some archives in Pomerania, so a more general review is
needed before we know how this resource fits in with the others.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
Researching Upper Silesia, and thinking about springing for borrowing
privileges at the university...

m leonards wrote:

I was reviewing the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt Library
catalogue in preparation for a visit, and came upon the following entry:

Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in polnischen Archiven (Sources for
Jewish History in Polish Archives)/ im Auftrag der
Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften herausgegeben von
Stefi Jersch-Wenzel.

Band 1. Ehemalige preussische Provinzen (Former Prussian Provinces):
Pommern, Westpreussen, Ostpreussen, Preussen, Posen, Grenzmark
Posen-Westpreussen, Süd- und Neuostpreussen / bearbeitet von
Annekathrin Genest und Susanne Marquardt ; Redaktion: Stefan Grob und
Barbara Strenge.

Unfortunately, UP only ordered the volume this month.

Stefi Jersch-Wenzel has authored or edited many other books about Jews
in Prussia, including the six volumes of sources for Jewish history in
archives in the former East Germany (_Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden
in den Archiven der neuen Bundesländer_).

Has anyone seen this newest volume on the former Prussian territories?
How does it compare with the sources noted on Miriam Weiner’s
“routestoroots” website, and the Polish archives’ (www.archiwa.gov.pl)
SEZAM and PRADZIAD databases?


Re: Jewish schools in Riga #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

George Mason (Mozeson) wrote:
Can anyone tell me how many Jewish secondary schools there were in
Riga in the late 1930s? I know of the Rauchvarger school and the
Ezra school. How many others were there and what were their names?
George, there is a book that came out in 2002 called "Hechinuch
Haivri b'Riga: Sefer Zicheron," edited by Michal Kodesh and published
by the Association of Latvians and Estonians in Israel. ["The Hebrew
Education in Riga: A Memorial Book"] This may or may not fit the
bill of what you are asking about. These were not only Jewish
schools, but Hebrew Jewish schools. The following schools are
mentioned in the book:
The Gabai School; The Heder Methukan - Tushia School; the Torah
veDerech-Erez School; HaMoreh School; the Michelson School; and the
Hebrew Gymnasium.

Martha Lev-Zion
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jewish schools in Riga #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

George Mason (Mozeson) wrote:
Can anyone tell me how many Jewish secondary schools there were in
Riga in the late 1930s? I know of the Rauchvarger school and the
Ezra school. How many others were there and what were their names?
George, there is a book that came out in 2002 called "Hechinuch
Haivri b'Riga: Sefer Zicheron," edited by Michal Kodesh and published
by the Association of Latvians and Estonians in Israel. ["The Hebrew
Education in Riga: A Memorial Book"] This may or may not fit the
bill of what you are asking about. These were not only Jewish
schools, but Hebrew Jewish schools. The following schools are
mentioned in the book:
The Gabai School; The Heder Methukan - Tushia School; the Torah
veDerech-Erez School; HaMoreh School; the Michelson School; and the
Hebrew Gymnasium.

Martha Lev-Zion
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Re: PEISACH Family #southafrica

Haim pogrund
 

Dear Ann,
Max Peisach was a nuclear physicist in charge of the SA Nuclear
facility in the Western Cape some years ago.
He lived in Claremont and was an active member of the local community
and synagogue.
I do not know what happened to him. He may have left the country.
Harry was a medical doctor and I was under the impression that he had
married Fay Globerson. If I am not mistaken he practised in PE. Again I
am not sure what happened to him.
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Haim P.

On Monday, February 9, 2004, at 01:06 pm, Ann Rabinowitz wrote:

Does anyone know of a PEISACH family:

Chaim Peisach >from Stellenbosch in 1930's had three sons, one Harry, a
physician, went to Kimberley and had a wife Eunice, and another, a
physician, went to Port Elizabeth and yet a third, an engineer, may
have
gone to Cape Town.

This family may also have been in Worcester.

They may be related to the Dworetz or Dvorts family >from Kupiskis and
Pandelys, Lithuania.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: PEISACH Family #southafrica

Haim pogrund
 

Dear Ann,
Max Peisach was a nuclear physicist in charge of the SA Nuclear
facility in the Western Cape some years ago.
He lived in Claremont and was an active member of the local community
and synagogue.
I do not know what happened to him. He may have left the country.
Harry was a medical doctor and I was under the impression that he had
married Fay Globerson. If I am not mistaken he practised in PE. Again I
am not sure what happened to him.
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Haim P.

On Monday, February 9, 2004, at 01:06 pm, Ann Rabinowitz wrote:

Does anyone know of a PEISACH family:

Chaim Peisach >from Stellenbosch in 1930's had three sons, one Harry, a
physician, went to Kimberley and had a wife Eunice, and another, a
physician, went to Port Elizabeth and yet a third, an engineer, may
have
gone to Cape Town.

This family may also have been in Worcester.

They may be related to the Dworetz or Dvorts family >from Kupiskis and
Pandelys, Lithuania.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


LEVINE/WILLIAMS family -- London to Chicago #unitedkingdom

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

This is a long shot, but worth a try!

Some members of my WILLIAMS family branch (formerly from
Ukmerge/Wilkomir, Lithuania) moved to Chicago around 1900. In the 1920
Census for this family in Chicago, I noticed that they had 4 cousins
(apparently 4 siblings) named LEVINE living with them, who were
indicated as having been born in England. The cousins were all
children, so must have travelled to the US to join their relatives in
Chicago. I'm trying to find out who these cousins were, and how they
are related to my WILLIAMS family branch.

The details of the LEVINE siblings >from the Census listing were as
follows:

- LEVINE, Alex. Male. Born about 1904
Born in England
- LEVINE, Rachel. Female. Born about 1906
Born in England
- LEVINE, Jamie. Female. Born about 1907
Born in England
- LEVINE, Saddie. Female. Born about 1909
Born in England

Do these names ring a bell with anyone?

I've already searched in the UK birth record indexes for these births,
but so far haven't managed to find them yet.

Thanks for any inputs.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom LEVINE/WILLIAMS family -- London to Chicago #unitedkingdom

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

This is a long shot, but worth a try!

Some members of my WILLIAMS family branch (formerly from
Ukmerge/Wilkomir, Lithuania) moved to Chicago around 1900. In the 1920
Census for this family in Chicago, I noticed that they had 4 cousins
(apparently 4 siblings) named LEVINE living with them, who were
indicated as having been born in England. The cousins were all
children, so must have travelled to the US to join their relatives in
Chicago. I'm trying to find out who these cousins were, and how they
are related to my WILLIAMS family branch.

The details of the LEVINE siblings >from the Census listing were as
follows:

- LEVINE, Alex. Male. Born about 1904
Born in England
- LEVINE, Rachel. Female. Born about 1906
Born in England
- LEVINE, Jamie. Female. Born about 1907
Born in England
- LEVINE, Saddie. Female. Born about 1909
Born in England

Do these names ring a bell with anyone?

I've already searched in the UK birth record indexes for these births,
but so far haven't managed to find them yet.

Thanks for any inputs.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


Solomon MEYER of Alsace #france

Gordon Bonnet <jaggy227@...>
 

Hi,

I am trying to find out something about my roots in France, and I am
hoping someone might be able to help me.

I am descended >from Solomon MEYER, a French Jew who was born in
Alsace-Lorraine in about 1838. He had one brother, Lehman MEYER, who
was born in 1845. Both men left France before 1860, and settled in
southern Louisiana. Solomon married a woman named Florida PERRILLIOUX
and remained in Louisiana for the rest of his life. Lehman married
Henrietta LEVY and moved to Chicago, Illinois, and I do not know what
happened to him.

I have not been able to find any traces of Solomon and Lehman in
France. I am hoping that someone who is interested in the Jewish people
of Alsace might have run across a record of my great-great-grandfather
or his brother. If so, I would greatly appreciate it if you could let
me know.

Thank you so much for any help you might be able to provide.

sincerely,

Gordon Bonnet
Trumansburg NY USA


French SIG #France Solomon MEYER of Alsace #france

Gordon Bonnet <jaggy227@...>
 

Hi,

I am trying to find out something about my roots in France, and I am
hoping someone might be able to help me.

I am descended >from Solomon MEYER, a French Jew who was born in
Alsace-Lorraine in about 1838. He had one brother, Lehman MEYER, who
was born in 1845. Both men left France before 1860, and settled in
southern Louisiana. Solomon married a woman named Florida PERRILLIOUX
and remained in Louisiana for the rest of his life. Lehman married
Henrietta LEVY and moved to Chicago, Illinois, and I do not know what
happened to him.

I have not been able to find any traces of Solomon and Lehman in
France. I am hoping that someone who is interested in the Jewish people
of Alsace might have run across a record of my great-great-grandfather
or his brother. If so, I would greatly appreciate it if you could let
me know.

Thank you so much for any help you might be able to provide.

sincerely,

Gordon Bonnet
Trumansburg NY USA


R' Yechezkel Paneth #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

Does anyone know who R. Yechezkel Pant (the Marei Yechezkel) married
and who her father was?

Larry Tauber


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Yechezkel Paneth #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

Does anyone know who R. Yechezkel Pant (the Marei Yechezkel) married
and who her father was?

Larry Tauber


Re: Chassidic Appellations #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

On 2004.02.12, I had asked:

Does anyone know of circumstances in which Ashkenazic/Chassidic
Jews would have a father and son bearing the same name (other than
where the father dies before the son is born), possibly even as a
nickname or identifying name?
On 2004.02.12, Boruch Griffel <barmag@netvision.net.il> responded:

What might have occurred was that the father was ill and a name was
added, sometimes the same as his son's. See sefer Bris Avrom from
the Zlozhitzer Maggid whose son shared the same name.
Thank you. That's a really interesting idea. Particularly since I
was told that my grandfather, [Aryeh] Nechemiah's son, was orphaned
at a young age, which could indicate that Nechemiah died of an
illness.

Larry Tauber


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: Chassidic Appellations #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

On 2004.02.12, I had asked:

Does anyone know of circumstances in which Ashkenazic/Chassidic
Jews would have a father and son bearing the same name (other than
where the father dies before the son is born), possibly even as a
nickname or identifying name?
On 2004.02.12, Boruch Griffel <barmag@netvision.net.il> responded:

What might have occurred was that the father was ill and a name was
added, sometimes the same as his son's. See sefer Bris Avrom from
the Zlozhitzer Maggid whose son shared the same name.
Thank you. That's a really interesting idea. Particularly since I
was told that my grandfather, [Aryeh] Nechemiah's son, was orphaned
at a young age, which could indicate that Nechemiah died of an
illness.

Larry Tauber