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Marseille school location? #france

Thomas F. Weiss
 

During 1940-1941 I went to school in Marseille, France and attended
"Ecole Publique de Garcons, Les Presentines, Marseille". I am
interested to know if this school still exists and to learn its
street address. I would appreciate this information. Please email to
me privately at tfweiss@mit.edu.
--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


French SIG #France Marseille school location? #france

Thomas F. Weiss
 

During 1940-1941 I went to school in Marseille, France and attended
"Ecole Publique de Garcons, Les Presentines, Marseille". I am
interested to know if this school still exists and to learn its
street address. I would appreciate this information. Please email to
me privately at tfweiss@mit.edu.
--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


Re: Colonia Montefiore--what was it? #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Marty Meyers asked about what the "Colonia Montefiore" was. It was indeed
an agricultural colony, 15 km >from Ceres in straight line (28 by car),
in the 9 de Julio Department, mid to North Western sector of the
Argentine province of Santa Fe. There are no paved roads reaching
Montefiore, no buses, and no hotel to stay overnight. You must drive >from
Ceres, where there is bedding. It is better to drive by day, and not to
do so if it has rained on the night before...

According to Shalom Argentina - "Tracing Jewish Settlement", a guide to
the colony circuit, Colonia Montefiore was established by the Jewish
Colonization Association of Baron Maurice de Hirsch - one of the latest
colonies to be founded (1912).

In 1914 there was a great flood, and five years later 140 families
remained of the 208 at the time of the flood. Yiddish was spoken, and
many of the natives farmhands learned Yiddish expressions before the
settlers learned Spanish. Montefiore grew to have three bilingual
schools, five synagogues and two libraries in the 1940s. It has a few
hundred inhabitants today, none of them Jewish. Many sons and grandsons
of pioneers emigrated to the greater cities in the province, such as
Rosario and Santa Fe, or to the national capital, Buenos Aires. Some
descendants still administer the farms, but moved to the cities or nearby
towns.

Marty mentioned relatives leaving Poland prior to WW II. The section in
the book mentions fifteen families arriving >from Poland, Czechoslovakia
and Rumania shortly before WW II. The last group of new settlers arrived
in May 1940 under the JCA on board the French ship Florida. With
prosperity in the 1950s came depopulation, with settleres moving >from the
farms to town.

The only record of burials that survived the floods is kept at City Hall,
is very incomplete, and lists burials for 1942-1962. The cemetery has
only 5 rows of graves. The book gives a phone for a contact, Ricardo
Colombo, in City Hall in relation to coordinating visits to the cemetery,
calling earlier than 1 PM. It also mentions you may ask for Ricardo at
the town bar after hours, or at home!. I can't post the phones but I can
mail the phone numbers privately.

Hope this helps,

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Colonia Montefiore--what was it? #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Marty Meyers asked about what the "Colonia Montefiore" was. It was indeed
an agricultural colony, 15 km >from Ceres in straight line (28 by car),
in the 9 de Julio Department, mid to North Western sector of the
Argentine province of Santa Fe. There are no paved roads reaching
Montefiore, no buses, and no hotel to stay overnight. You must drive >from
Ceres, where there is bedding. It is better to drive by day, and not to
do so if it has rained on the night before...

According to Shalom Argentina - "Tracing Jewish Settlement", a guide to
the colony circuit, Colonia Montefiore was established by the Jewish
Colonization Association of Baron Maurice de Hirsch - one of the latest
colonies to be founded (1912).

In 1914 there was a great flood, and five years later 140 families
remained of the 208 at the time of the flood. Yiddish was spoken, and
many of the natives farmhands learned Yiddish expressions before the
settlers learned Spanish. Montefiore grew to have three bilingual
schools, five synagogues and two libraries in the 1940s. It has a few
hundred inhabitants today, none of them Jewish. Many sons and grandsons
of pioneers emigrated to the greater cities in the province, such as
Rosario and Santa Fe, or to the national capital, Buenos Aires. Some
descendants still administer the farms, but moved to the cities or nearby
towns.

Marty mentioned relatives leaving Poland prior to WW II. The section in
the book mentions fifteen families arriving >from Poland, Czechoslovakia
and Rumania shortly before WW II. The last group of new settlers arrived
in May 1940 under the JCA on board the French ship Florida. With
prosperity in the 1950s came depopulation, with settleres moving >from the
farms to town.

The only record of burials that survived the floods is kept at City Hall,
is very incomplete, and lists burials for 1942-1962. The cemetery has
only 5 rows of graves. The book gives a phone for a contact, Ricardo
Colombo, in City Hall in relation to coordinating visits to the cemetery,
calling earlier than 1 PM. It also mentions you may ask for Ricardo at
the town bar after hours, or at home!. I can't post the phones but I can
mail the phone numbers privately.

Hope this helps,

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires


Yad Vashem #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

My uncle notified me that Yad Vashem will have a site on the internet
listing victims of the Shoah. Supposed to be up and running in June 2004.
Can anyone confirm this? I can not find it on their web site

Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@Worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yad Vashem #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

My uncle notified me that Yad Vashem will have a site on the internet
listing victims of the Shoah. Supposed to be up and running in June 2004.
Can anyone confirm this? I can not find it on their web site

Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@Worldnet.att.net


Hebrew name versus American name #general

Andrew Cohen <andyco5@...>
 

My great, great grandfather's Hebrew name was Yehoshua. In the USA, he
used Levy for his official documents (census, gravestone) but was
called Hersch by his family. Can anyone comment on the pairing of
these Hebrew and American names?

Thanks,

Andrew


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew name versus American name #general

Andrew Cohen <andyco5@...>
 

My great, great grandfather's Hebrew name was Yehoshua. In the USA, he
used Levy for his official documents (census, gravestone) but was
called Hersch by his family. Can anyone comment on the pairing of
these Hebrew and American names?

Thanks,

Andrew


Dorothy Vine New York City #general

Marvin Brooks <lakebenj@...>
 

I am trying to locate or find any information pertaining to Dorothy VINE
of New York City. She had a sister. She is believed to be the daughter
of Samuel Vine born either in US or in Lida, Belarus. She was working in
the 1970's-1990's for Soap Opera magazines. She is related to the Vines
of Trenton, NJ.

Marv Brooks
Philadelphia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dorothy Vine New York City #general

Marvin Brooks <lakebenj@...>
 

I am trying to locate or find any information pertaining to Dorothy VINE
of New York City. She had a sister. She is believed to be the daughter
of Samuel Vine born either in US or in Lida, Belarus. She was working in
the 1970's-1990's for Soap Opera magazines. She is related to the Vines
of Trenton, NJ.

Marv Brooks
Philadelphia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Information from Cemeteries #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear All:
I believe it's time to repeat an oft made suggestion re cemeteries,
research therein and photographs therefrom:
Very frequently you will find wonderful information and support coming
directly >from the offices and/or caretakers of the cemeteries themselves
(telephone listings available through your various Internet Search
engines). A kind greeting and of course, a "thank-you for efforts
expended" will more often than not get you the information you need.
Further, these days many of the cemeteries are taking photographs of
gravestones, some gratis, some for a fee, and I suggest these avenues
should be followed first. If the cemetery is an old one, perhaps closed,
good information can generally be had through the synagogues in the
places your searching.
Best of luck to all, Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Information from Cemeteries #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear All:
I believe it's time to repeat an oft made suggestion re cemeteries,
research therein and photographs therefrom:
Very frequently you will find wonderful information and support coming
directly >from the offices and/or caretakers of the cemeteries themselves
(telephone listings available through your various Internet Search
engines). A kind greeting and of course, a "thank-you for efforts
expended" will more often than not get you the information you need.
Further, these days many of the cemeteries are taking photographs of
gravestones, some gratis, some for a fee, and I suggest these avenues
should be followed first. If the cemetery is an old one, perhaps closed,
good information can generally be had through the synagogues in the
places your searching.
Best of luck to all, Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL


Re: Jewish community of Scotland #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>
 

"chaikin" <chaikin@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
Dear all.

Can someone refer me to articles about the Jewish community of Scotland,
between the first century CE and the 14th century CE.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem
Jews are supposed to have come to England with William the Conqueror
(1066)but I doubt that they strayed in to Scotland which was a separate
kingdom.

The Jews of England were expelled in 1290 and not readmitted until 1656 by
Oliver Cromwell.

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/scot01.shtml tells me that Edinburgh Synagogue is
the oldest synagogue in Scotland and it was founded in 1816.

Nick Landau

London, England

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish community of Scotland #general

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>
 

"chaikin" <chaikin@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
Dear all.

Can someone refer me to articles about the Jewish community of Scotland,
between the first century CE and the 14th century CE.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem
Jews are supposed to have come to England with William the Conqueror
(1066)but I doubt that they strayed in to Scotland which was a separate
kingdom.

The Jews of England were expelled in 1290 and not readmitted until 1656 by
Oliver Cromwell.

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/scot01.shtml tells me that Edinburgh Synagogue is
the oldest synagogue in Scotland and it was founded in 1816.

Nick Landau

London, England

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


New York School Principal - case closed #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Yesterday I posted an inquiry about May Baum and family >from New York.
Several people have offered to help out on this already, so I can now
consider the case closed. No need for anyone else to get involved -
unless you knew the people themselves or have any death/burial
information.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York School Principal - case closed #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Yesterday I posted an inquiry about May Baum and family >from New York.
Several people have offered to help out on this already, so I can now
consider the case closed. No need for anyone else to get involved -
unless you knew the people themselves or have any death/burial
information.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


November 2003 report for Yizkor Book Project #general

Joyce Field
 

November 2003 was another productive month for the Yizkor Book
Project. We put online 19 updates, 5 new entries, and 2 new books.
All translations are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. You can check
whether there is a yizkor book for a particular town at the Yizkor
Book Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.
Necrologies >from translated yizkor books can be searched at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/.

New books:

-Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia
-Wyszkow, Poland

New entries:

-Bukowina, Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina
-History of Heatid in Czernowitz
-History of Heatid in Israel
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland
-Jezupol (Zhovten), Ukraine, volume 2
-Ratno, Ukraine, volume 5
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Romania
-Birlad, Romania, volume 1

Updates:

-Bobruisk, Belarus
-Chelm, Poland
-Ciechanowiec, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Janow, Belarus
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Losice, Poland
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sokolka, Poland
-Sokoly, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Tarnobrzeg, Poland
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Wysokie-Mazowieckie, Poland
-Zaglembia, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate the translation project. Our
Yizkor Book Project staff is available to help you through the
process. Please contact me if you are willing and able to coordinate
a translation project. Or, if you have Hebrew or Yiddish translation
skills, you might want to start by volunteering to translate a
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot on your ancestral town. We also
need a person with librarian experience to help us coordinate the
Yizkor Book Library Infofile at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizlibs.html. Please contact me
privately if you can help in any way.

Many of our projects are fundraising projects. You can help by
contributing money to pay to have these books professionally
translated. The current fundraising projects are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful volunteers
who donate their time to coordinate projects, to translate, and to
staff the Yizkor Book Project, and to wish all of you a Happy New
Year.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org
Yizkor Book Project Manager
JewishGen, VP, Research


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen November 2003 report for Yizkor Book Project #general

Joyce Field
 

November 2003 was another productive month for the Yizkor Book
Project. We put online 19 updates, 5 new entries, and 2 new books.
All translations are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. You can check
whether there is a yizkor book for a particular town at the Yizkor
Book Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.
Necrologies >from translated yizkor books can be searched at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/.

New books:

-Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia
-Wyszkow, Poland

New entries:

-Bukowina, Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina
-History of Heatid in Czernowitz
-History of Heatid in Israel
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland
-Jezupol (Zhovten), Ukraine, volume 2
-Ratno, Ukraine, volume 5
-Pinkas HaKehillot, Romania
-Birlad, Romania, volume 1

Updates:

-Bobruisk, Belarus
-Chelm, Poland
-Ciechanowiec, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Janow, Belarus
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Losice, Poland
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sokolka, Poland
-Sokoly, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Tarnobrzeg, Poland
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Wysokie-Mazowieckie, Poland
-Zaglembia, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate the translation project. Our
Yizkor Book Project staff is available to help you through the
process. Please contact me if you are willing and able to coordinate
a translation project. Or, if you have Hebrew or Yiddish translation
skills, you might want to start by volunteering to translate a
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot on your ancestral town. We also
need a person with librarian experience to help us coordinate the
Yizkor Book Library Infofile at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizlibs.html. Please contact me
privately if you can help in any way.

Many of our projects are fundraising projects. You can help by
contributing money to pay to have these books professionally
translated. The current fundraising projects are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful volunteers
who donate their time to coordinate projects, to translate, and to
staff the Yizkor Book Project, and to wish all of you a Happy New
Year.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org
Yizkor Book Project Manager
JewishGen, VP, Research


Re: Where is Druyah? (Druya, Druja) #lithuania

EilatGordn@...
 

Druya is in Disna uezd, Vitebsk gubernia, Latitude: 55 47' Longitude:
27 27'. Also known as Druja. Near the borders of Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia, about 100 Kilometers east of Daugavplis/ Dwinsk. You could find it on a map at;
http://uk.multimap.com/wi/8118.htm

Rokiskis 55 58' / 25 35' is located only 22 kilometers away >from the La
tvian border about 100 Kilometers west of Daugavplis/ Dwinsk. There is a page for Druya on the Jewishgen Belarus site
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/shtetls/sdruyadv.htm

Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Where is Druyah? (Druya, Druja) #lithuania

EilatGordn@...
 

Druya is in Disna uezd, Vitebsk gubernia, Latitude: 55 47' Longitude:
27 27'. Also known as Druja. Near the borders of Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia, about 100 Kilometers east of Daugavplis/ Dwinsk. You could find it on a map at;
http://uk.multimap.com/wi/8118.htm

Rokiskis 55 58' / 25 35' is located only 22 kilometers away >from the La
tvian border about 100 Kilometers west of Daugavplis/ Dwinsk. There is a page for Druya on the Jewishgen Belarus site
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/shtetls/sdruyadv.htm

Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles