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Jews in Belmonte, Portugal #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Another in this year's interesting crop of new articles
about descendants of anusim (those forced to convert
to Christianity in Spain and Portugal hundreds of years ago)
returning to Judaism.

This one (New York Jewish Press, 8 October 2003) was written
by Haifa University professor Steven Plaut, who
spent the Shabbat before Rosh Hashana -- only a few weeks ago
-- with the formerly secret Jewish community in Belmonte,
Portugal, who came out into the open 11 years ago,
on the 500th anniversary of the Expulsion and of
their going into hiding. About 150-200
Jews live in this remote village of about 1,200.

"The Secret of Belmonte," by Steven Plaut, may be found at
http://www.jewishpress.com/news_article.asp?article=2912

With best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews in Belmonte, Portugal #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Another in this year's interesting crop of new articles
about descendants of anusim (those forced to convert
to Christianity in Spain and Portugal hundreds of years ago)
returning to Judaism.

This one (New York Jewish Press, 8 October 2003) was written
by Haifa University professor Steven Plaut, who
spent the Shabbat before Rosh Hashana -- only a few weeks ago
-- with the formerly secret Jewish community in Belmonte,
Portugal, who came out into the open 11 years ago,
on the 500th anniversary of the Expulsion and of
their going into hiding. About 150-200
Jews live in this remote village of about 1,200.

"The Secret of Belmonte," by Steven Plaut, may be found at
http://www.jewishpress.com/news_article.asp?article=2912

With best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Old and precise maps of Lida District, Belarus former Litvak, former Grodno district Litvak, former Nowogrodek province Poland #general

Daniel <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

All dear,

Thanks to all those that identified in the BEIDER dictionnary
the surname CZERECHOWSKI (polish) as TSEREKHOVSKIJ
(latin translittération of russian), wich mean >from
Tserekhi, a little Shtetl of Lida District.
It appear that CZERECHOWSKI dont be confuse with
CZERCHOWSKI, >from Czerchow, near Ozorkow
and LODZ, where are most CZERCHOWSKIs originated.

This shtetl dont appear in the JGSS. I need help
to locate it.

Could it be Soroki , 5330/2454, 7,2 miles ESE of
Rozhanka, where lived precisely my CZERECHOWSKIs?
I imagine that Soroki could be a error, when
reading and copiyng the originaly map (writted
in latin characters?), in locate to originaly Tsoroki?

It is other Soroki shtetls in Belarus, even if I
dont know if they are in Lida District...

All lookup would be gratefully apprecied.

Daniel VANGHELUWE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old and precise maps of Lida District, Belarus former Litvak, former Grodno district Litvak, former Nowogrodek province Poland #general

Daniel <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

All dear,

Thanks to all those that identified in the BEIDER dictionnary
the surname CZERECHOWSKI (polish) as TSEREKHOVSKIJ
(latin translittération of russian), wich mean >from
Tserekhi, a little Shtetl of Lida District.
It appear that CZERECHOWSKI dont be confuse with
CZERCHOWSKI, >from Czerchow, near Ozorkow
and LODZ, where are most CZERCHOWSKIs originated.

This shtetl dont appear in the JGSS. I need help
to locate it.

Could it be Soroki , 5330/2454, 7,2 miles ESE of
Rozhanka, where lived precisely my CZERECHOWSKIs?
I imagine that Soroki could be a error, when
reading and copiyng the originaly map (writted
in latin characters?), in locate to originaly Tsoroki?

It is other Soroki shtetls in Belarus, even if I
dont know if they are in Lida District...

All lookup would be gratefully apprecied.

Daniel VANGHELUWE


What town can this be on passenger list? #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

Any idea what this illegible handwritten town name is?
It is in the "Hailing or Starting point" entry of
my possible antecedent on the ship's passenger list.
The ship, the Columbia,sailed out of Hamburg.

It looks something like:

MZEJ?NICE

Thanks and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What town can this be on passenger list? #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

Any idea what this illegible handwritten town name is?
It is in the "Hailing or Starting point" entry of
my possible antecedent on the ship's passenger list.
The ship, the Columbia,sailed out of Hamburg.

It looks something like:

MZEJ?NICE

Thanks and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com


How do I find my family's original surname? #general

Ed Posnak <ed@...>
 

My maternal great-great grandfather was known in the U.S.
as Michael Joseph. He was born in Prussia around
1850, and moved to London with his young wife and
first son (my great-grandfather) around 1873 or 1874.
The family remained in London for about 15 years,
and had several children. They then moved to NYC,
where two more children were born. The old
relatives (all of whom have since passed on) all
agreed that the surname "Joseph" was not the
family's original name. However, nobody was certain
about what was the original surname, or when/where
the change took place (England or USA or Prussia.)
All agree that the original name began with
"S", and that it was not at all similar to Joseph
(which was most likely chosen to honor Michael's father,
whose given name was Joseph.) All U.S.
documents (naturalization papers, census records,
death certificates, etc) only list the name Joseph.
How would I go about tracking down my family's
original surname? Are there any good resources in
London or the U.S?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Ed Posnak
Orlando


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How do I find my family's original surname? #general

Ed Posnak <ed@...>
 

My maternal great-great grandfather was known in the U.S.
as Michael Joseph. He was born in Prussia around
1850, and moved to London with his young wife and
first son (my great-grandfather) around 1873 or 1874.
The family remained in London for about 15 years,
and had several children. They then moved to NYC,
where two more children were born. The old
relatives (all of whom have since passed on) all
agreed that the surname "Joseph" was not the
family's original name. However, nobody was certain
about what was the original surname, or when/where
the change took place (England or USA or Prussia.)
All agree that the original name began with
"S", and that it was not at all similar to Joseph
(which was most likely chosen to honor Michael's father,
whose given name was Joseph.) All U.S.
documents (naturalization papers, census records,
death certificates, etc) only list the name Joseph.
How would I go about tracking down my family's
original surname? Are there any good resources in
London or the U.S?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Ed Posnak
Orlando


Seeking Ervin Reiner's address in London #general

Uri Jakubovic
 

Dear Genners,

I'll appreciate very much your help in looking up the
address of Mr. Ervin Reiner in the phone book of London.

Mr. Reiner was one of the fellows in the Jewish Hungarian
labour battalions who were saved by the late
Imrich Lackner, an Hungarian officer in 1944.

I received a copy of Reiner's letter to Lackner's
daughter who lives in Kosice, Slovakia. In that letter
Reiner tells the story how Lackner saved them.

Recently I have submitted Lackner's story to Yad Vashem -
the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance
Authority in Jerusalem in order that he be awarded
the title of "Righteous Among the Nations".

I would like to ask mr. Ervin Reiner some questions,
but unfortunately Lackner's daughter doesn't have
his address.

Some additional detail about Mr. Reiner: He is a
prominent member of the local Jewish community as
states ( in the end of Reiner's letter) Mr. Alan Barnett,
the secretary of the Adath Yisrael synagouge
(40 Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London N16 OHJ;
Tel. 081-802 6262).

Thank you very much.

Uri Jakubovic
Hadera, Israel


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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Ervin Reiner's address in London #general

Uri Jakubovic
 

Dear Genners,

I'll appreciate very much your help in looking up the
address of Mr. Ervin Reiner in the phone book of London.

Mr. Reiner was one of the fellows in the Jewish Hungarian
labour battalions who were saved by the late
Imrich Lackner, an Hungarian officer in 1944.

I received a copy of Reiner's letter to Lackner's
daughter who lives in Kosice, Slovakia. In that letter
Reiner tells the story how Lackner saved them.

Recently I have submitted Lackner's story to Yad Vashem -
the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance
Authority in Jerusalem in order that he be awarded
the title of "Righteous Among the Nations".

I would like to ask mr. Ervin Reiner some questions,
but unfortunately Lackner's daughter doesn't have
his address.

Some additional detail about Mr. Reiner: He is a
prominent member of the local Jewish community as
states ( in the end of Reiner's letter) Mr. Alan Barnett,
the secretary of the Adath Yisrael synagouge
(40 Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London N16 OHJ;
Tel. 081-802 6262).

Thank you very much.

Uri Jakubovic
Hadera, Israel


MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: Gomondz #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It could be that your "Gomondz" is Goniondzh /
Gonyondzh now called Goniadz.

Goniadz, Poland is 29.3 miles NW of Bialystok.
You can find Goniadz in the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker.

Susana Leistner Bloch

"Daniel" <vangheluwe-smietan@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
all dear

I dont find Gomondz shtetl anywhere on JGSS. Could you help me?
Perhaps near Bialystok? Grodno? Lida?

Many thanks

Daniel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gomondz #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It could be that your "Gomondz" is Goniondzh /
Gonyondzh now called Goniadz.

Goniadz, Poland is 29.3 miles NW of Bialystok.
You can find Goniadz in the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker.

Susana Leistner Bloch

"Daniel" <vangheluwe-smietan@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
all dear

I dont find Gomondz shtetl anywhere on JGSS. Could you help me?
Perhaps near Bialystok? Grodno? Lida?

Many thanks

Daniel


Re: Mt Wood Cemetery/Suicide #general

Barb & Howard
 

Tradition and custom dictates that since a person does
not grant ones self life, neither does that person
have the right to take ones own life. If one does commit
the act of suicide, that person is segregated >from the
Jewish community, even in death. The grave is most likely
marked, however there was probably a fence erected around
the grave site to symbolically cut the person off
from the community even after death. Have someone
personally walk the cemetery, if it is there, it will
be obvious, because there will most likely be a
wrought iron fence surrounding the plot.

Howard Steinmetz
Saginaw, Michigan
----- Original Message -----
From: <YLCA87@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 12:42 PM
Subject: Mt Wood Cemetery/Suicide
I have been trying to find information about my husband's ggf Jacob
Newhan/Neuhan who committed suicide in Wheeling, WVa in 1908. Newspaper
reports and obituary notices indicated that he was buried at Mt. Wood
Cemetery. I have never been able to find confirmation of this. Do you
think the fact that he was a suicide may cloud the picture? Could he be
in an unmarked area? Is it possible that as a suicide records were not
kept? I'm not sure how that fact may or may not affect burial records,
etc., but since I've had no luck thus far, I thought I'd explore that
possibility.
I be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER (Zarki, Poland),
HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM,
COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN. NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL
(Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mt Wood Cemetery/Suicide #general

Barb & Howard
 

Tradition and custom dictates that since a person does
not grant ones self life, neither does that person
have the right to take ones own life. If one does commit
the act of suicide, that person is segregated >from the
Jewish community, even in death. The grave is most likely
marked, however there was probably a fence erected around
the grave site to symbolically cut the person off
from the community even after death. Have someone
personally walk the cemetery, if it is there, it will
be obvious, because there will most likely be a
wrought iron fence surrounding the plot.

Howard Steinmetz
Saginaw, Michigan
----- Original Message -----
From: <YLCA87@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 12:42 PM
Subject: Mt Wood Cemetery/Suicide
I have been trying to find information about my husband's ggf Jacob
Newhan/Neuhan who committed suicide in Wheeling, WVa in 1908. Newspaper
reports and obituary notices indicated that he was buried at Mt. Wood
Cemetery. I have never been able to find confirmation of this. Do you
think the fact that he was a suicide may cloud the picture? Could he be
in an unmarked area? Is it possible that as a suicide records were not
kept? I'm not sure how that fact may or may not affect burial records,
etc., but since I've had no luck thus far, I thought I'd explore that
possibility.
I be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER (Zarki, Poland),
HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM,
COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN. NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL
(Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


Cuban Relatives #latinamerica

Janet Brown
 

I heard several years ago >from an elderly cousin that relatives of my
grandfather emigrated >from Grodno to
Argentina and Cuba. Well I found some of Argentinian relatives and I am
discovering more. But I was not able to
find out anything on the Cuban end until today when by chance I went to the
JOWBR link on JewishGen and entered my surname of Trilnick and low and
behold I discover a TRILNIK buried in the Askenazi Cemetery at Guanabacoa
in Havana.
My question is how can I find out anything about this person and if there
are others still over there.

Janet Brown
Jacksonville, Fla

researching
TRILNICK (various spellings) Slonim,Grodno,Belarus
SMARGON Smorgon, Odessa, Cherson
KATZ Smorgon, Odessa, Brody Galicia
AUCHIKANSKY Kaunus, Suwalki


Latin America #LatinAmerica Cuban Relatives #latinamerica

Janet Brown
 

I heard several years ago >from an elderly cousin that relatives of my
grandfather emigrated >from Grodno to
Argentina and Cuba. Well I found some of Argentinian relatives and I am
discovering more. But I was not able to
find out anything on the Cuban end until today when by chance I went to the
JOWBR link on JewishGen and entered my surname of Trilnick and low and
behold I discover a TRILNIK buried in the Askenazi Cemetery at Guanabacoa
in Havana.
My question is how can I find out anything about this person and if there
are others still over there.

Janet Brown
Jacksonville, Fla

researching
TRILNICK (various spellings) Slonim,Grodno,Belarus
SMARGON Smorgon, Odessa, Cherson
KATZ Smorgon, Odessa, Brody Galicia
AUCHIKANSKY Kaunus, Suwalki


Re: name "Feitshe"? #romania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

David Simon Bendory posted as follows:

"I found my great-great-grandparents' tombstones on Sunday and found that
my GGGM was named "Feitshe" (Peh-Yud-Yud-Tet-Shin-Ayin). I could not find
this name in the JewishGen given names database. Her American name was
Fannie / Fanny and her name appears in Romanian records as Feige. Is
"Feitshe" just a variant on Feige / Tsippora?"

The Yiddish name "Faytshe" is a known name in Eastern Europe. And it has
been linked as a nickname to the Yiddish name Feyge. I have seen these two
names in linkage in Poland, but this is the first instance of which I have
heard in Romania. In Poland, the Polish version "Fajcia" has also been
used, copied linguistically >from the Yiddish name Faytshe and found in
Polish civil records.

David can see the name listed in the Poland Given Names Data Base available
on JewishGen at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ by
searching for the name Feyge. I shall tentatively add it also to the
Romania GNDB, but would like to hear also >from others researching in
Romania who are aware of the name having been used there. Thanks in
advance for your help.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Re: name "Feitshe"? #romania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

David Simon Bendory posted as follows:

"I found my great-great-grandparents' tombstones on Sunday and found that
my GGGM was named "Feitshe" (Peh-Yud-Yud-Tet-Shin-Ayin). I could not find
this name in the JewishGen given names database. Her American name was
Fannie / Fanny and her name appears in Romanian records as Feige. Is
"Feitshe" just a variant on Feige / Tsippora?"

The Yiddish name "Faytshe" is a known name in Eastern Europe. And it has
been linked as a nickname to the Yiddish name Feyge. I have seen these two
names in linkage in Poland, but this is the first instance of which I have
heard in Romania. In Poland, the Polish version "Fajcia" has also been
used, copied linguistically >from the Yiddish name Faytshe and found in
Polish civil records.

David can see the name listed in the Poland Given Names Data Base available
on JewishGen at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ by
searching for the name Feyge. I shall tentatively add it also to the
Romania GNDB, but would like to hear also >from others researching in
Romania who are aware of the name having been used there. Thanks in
advance for your help.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


REMEMBER KOZIENICE !!! #poland

Berneman Lazare <lazare.berneman@...>
 

Shalom and Shana Tova to all of you

On the second day of soukkot Sept.27 1942 - 16 Tishri 5764 ......
Remember the jewish population of KOZIENICE who was deported to the
extermination camps

REMEMBER THEM !!

Lazare Berneman
Antwerp Belgium


JRI Poland #Poland REMEMBER KOZIENICE !!! #poland

Berneman Lazare <lazare.berneman@...>
 

Shalom and Shana Tova to all of you

On the second day of soukkot Sept.27 1942 - 16 Tishri 5764 ......
Remember the jewish population of KOZIENICE who was deported to the
extermination camps

REMEMBER THEM !!

Lazare Berneman
Antwerp Belgium