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Yiddish Theater #yiddish

Nicole Berger <nikkisberger@...>
 

Hello,

I am curious if there is any way to find out what
plays my late grandfather acted in during the 20's and
30's in New York. He was just a kid in those days and
he insisted that his first words were spoken on stage
when he yelled out "Mama!" in a dramatic scene where
his mother is being taken away. He said he could
remember hearing the ladies in the audience crying. If
there is any way your organization could help me find
this out it would be greatly appreciated. (His name
was Jack BERGER).

P.s. My interest has been sparked recently because I
am writing a play based on a Yiddish Folktale, which
will have a reading at the Workman's Circle in Los
Angeles this fall.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yiddish Theater #yiddish

Nicole Berger <nikkisberger@...>
 

Hello,

I am curious if there is any way to find out what
plays my late grandfather acted in during the 20's and
30's in New York. He was just a kid in those days and
he insisted that his first words were spoken on stage
when he yelled out "Mama!" in a dramatic scene where
his mother is being taken away. He said he could
remember hearing the ladies in the audience crying. If
there is any way your organization could help me find
this out it would be greatly appreciated. (His name
was Jack BERGER).

P.s. My interest has been sparked recently because I
am writing a play based on a Yiddish Folktale, which
will have a reading at the Workman's Circle in Los
Angeles this fall.


JTA story today on "defective" family trees #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners,

There is a very interesting story on today's http://www.jta.org
under Features. Look for

FOCUS ON ISSUES
Hitler made eugenics famous,
but he took it >from United States
by Edwin Black

It addresses the American roots of eugenics, Hitler and Holocaust.
Relevant to genealogists is information on a lab complex established
in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York by the Carnegie
Institution, which stored millions of index cards on individuals.
The cards, on ordinary Americans, says the author, indicates
the "removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples."
And further says that implementation would include
identifying defective family trees, with segregation and
sterilization to remove these bloodlines.

Black is the author of "IBM and the Holocaust," and the story end
note indicates that this article is adapted >from
"War Against the Weak," which was just released.

I have no commercial interest in the story or the book, other
than to recommend a previously unknown (to me) story.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@barak-online.net


KIEV YIDDISH THEATER #yiddish

nathen gabriel <uy9p1@...>
 

I'm a new member and also a member of the Ukraine SIG.

A cousin of my grandfather, Berta SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY born c.1885 was an
actress in the Kiev Yiddish Theater probably >from about 1910. Our last
contact with her was in 1925 when my grandfather's brother immigrated to
Canada.

I would like to know whether actresses in the Kiev Yiddish Theater went by
their maiden names or their married names.

If SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY was her maiden name then her mother's maiden name was
MILEVSKY. If SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY was her married name then her maiden may
have been MILEVSKY.

Her mother or father was born in Zhashkov which is also where she may have
been born.

If anyone has any biographical material at all on Berta SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY
I would very much appreciate receiving it. Thank you.

Nathen Gabriel
North Vancouver, BC

Researching:
DEKHTYAR - Samgorodok (Berdichev); DIMENT - Lyubashivka (Uman); FAKTOR -
Priluka Novaya (Berdichev); FEINGERSH - Belyayevo (Ananyev); FITERMAN -
Brody, Marinovka (Ananyev); MILEVSKY - Kiev, Novoukrainka, Zhashkov; OLIN -
Berdichev, Kiev, Kishinev, Machnovka, Pogrebishche, Skvira, Tetiev;
POLYAK - Ivangorod, Pogorila, Teplik; REICHMAN - Brody, Kurisovo Pokrovsk
Odessa).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JTA story today on "defective" family trees #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners,

There is a very interesting story on today's http://www.jta.org
under Features. Look for

FOCUS ON ISSUES
Hitler made eugenics famous,
but he took it >from United States
by Edwin Black

It addresses the American roots of eugenics, Hitler and Holocaust.
Relevant to genealogists is information on a lab complex established
in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York by the Carnegie
Institution, which stored millions of index cards on individuals.
The cards, on ordinary Americans, says the author, indicates
the "removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples."
And further says that implementation would include
identifying defective family trees, with segregation and
sterilization to remove these bloodlines.

Black is the author of "IBM and the Holocaust," and the story end
note indicates that this article is adapted >from
"War Against the Weak," which was just released.

I have no commercial interest in the story or the book, other
than to recommend a previously unknown (to me) story.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@barak-online.net


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre KIEV YIDDISH THEATER #yiddish

nathen gabriel <uy9p1@...>
 

I'm a new member and also a member of the Ukraine SIG.

A cousin of my grandfather, Berta SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY born c.1885 was an
actress in the Kiev Yiddish Theater probably >from about 1910. Our last
contact with her was in 1925 when my grandfather's brother immigrated to
Canada.

I would like to know whether actresses in the Kiev Yiddish Theater went by
their maiden names or their married names.

If SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY was her maiden name then her mother's maiden name was
MILEVSKY. If SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY was her married name then her maiden may
have been MILEVSKY.

Her mother or father was born in Zhashkov which is also where she may have
been born.

If anyone has any biographical material at all on Berta SCHWIDKAY/SHVIDKOY
I would very much appreciate receiving it. Thank you.

Nathen Gabriel
North Vancouver, BC

Researching:
DEKHTYAR - Samgorodok (Berdichev); DIMENT - Lyubashivka (Uman); FAKTOR -
Priluka Novaya (Berdichev); FEINGERSH - Belyayevo (Ananyev); FITERMAN -
Brody, Marinovka (Ananyev); MILEVSKY - Kiev, Novoukrainka, Zhashkov; OLIN -
Berdichev, Kiev, Kishinev, Machnovka, Pogrebishche, Skvira, Tetiev;
POLYAK - Ivangorod, Pogorila, Teplik; REICHMAN - Brody, Kurisovo Pokrovsk
Odessa).


Yizkor Book Project-August 2003 report #latvia

Joyce Field
 

August 2003 proved to be a banner month as we added 14 updates and 31
new entries. In this effort we recognize our special volunteers for
August: Max Heffler, Mike Kalt, Sandra Krisch, and Judy Montel.
Without their help, we would not have been able to process these
translations in August.

It is our pleasure also to recognize a special translator, Morris
Gradel, who translated himself or coordinated the translation of 25
chapters >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland, volume 7, which went
online this month. Last year in October he submitted a list of the
chapters he wanted to translate, which he submitted at one time at
the end of July. Our wonderful html team got them online in record
time. Congratulations, Morris.

Nolan Altman contributed the translation of 5 chapters >from this same
volume of the Pinkas HaKehillot. Thank you, Nolan.

Without the generosity and help of all translators and coordinators
of translations to the Yizkor Book Project we could not operate. Our
heartfelt thanks to all of you. Please remember that all the
translations are accessible >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Orgeyev, Moldova
-Rzeszow, Poland
-Shchuchin, Belarus
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Telekhany, Belarus
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Zgierz, Poland

New entries:

-Bukowina: "History of the J.N.A.V. Hebronia in Czernowitz,"
Geschichte der Juden, volume 1, pp. 121-123, translated by Jerome
Silverbush.

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin:

Bilgoraj
Bobrowniki
Deblin-Irena
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica
Jarczow
Jozefow
Komarow
Krasnobrod
Krasnystaw
Krylow
Kurzelow
Laszczow
Losice
Ryki
Stezyca
Szczebrzeszyn
Tarnogora
Tarnogrod
Tomaszow Lubelski
Turobin
Tyszowce
Uchanie
Wysokie
Zamosc
Zelechow

The Yizkor Book Database has also been updated. We now have 1,264
books, 1,059 shtetls, 54 libraries, and 10, 237 call numbers in the
database. Thank you, Martin, for your work on the database. The
URL for the database is http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Our very best wishes for the New Year >from all of us at the Yizkor
Book Project.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Yizkor Book Project-August 2003 report #scandinavia

Joyce Field
 

August 2003 proved to be a banner month as we added 14 updates and 31
new entries. In this effort we recognize our special volunteers for
August: Max Heffler, Mike Kalt, Sandra Krisch, and Judy Montel.
Without their help, we would not have been able to process these
translations in August.

It is our pleasure also to recognize a special translator, Morris
Gradel, who translated himself or coordinated the translation of 25
chapters >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland, volume 7, which went
online this month. Last year in October he submitted a list of the
chapters he wanted to translate, which he submitted at one time at
the end of July. Our wonderful html team got them online in record
time. Congratulations, Morris.

Nolan Altman contributed the translation of 5 chapters >from this same
volume of the Pinkas HaKehillot. Thank you, Nolan.

Without the generosity and help of all translators and coordinators
of translations to the Yizkor Book Project we could not operate. Our
heartfelt thanks to all of you. Please remember that all the
translations are accessible >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Orgeyev, Moldova
-Rzeszow, Poland
-Shchuchin, Belarus
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Telekhany, Belarus
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Zgierz, Poland

New entries:

-Bukowina: "History of the J.N.A.V. Hebronia in Czernowitz,"
Geschichte der Juden, volume 1, pp. 121-123, translated by Jerome
Silverbush.

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin:

Bilgoraj
Bobrowniki
Deblin-Irena
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica
Jarczow
Jozefow
Komarow
Krasnobrod
Krasnystaw
Krylow
Kurzelow
Laszczow
Losice
Ryki
Stezyca
Szczebrzeszyn
Tarnogora
Tarnogrod
Tomaszow Lubelski
Turobin
Tyszowce
Uchanie
Wysokie
Zamosc
Zelechow

The Yizkor Book Database has also been updated. We now have 1,264
books, 1,059 shtetls, 54 libraries, and 10, 237 call numbers in the
database. Thank you, Martin, for your work on the database. The
URL for the database is http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Our very best wishes for the New Year >from all of us at the Yizkor
Book Project.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Latvia SIG #Latvia Yizkor Book Project-August 2003 report #latvia

Joyce Field
 

August 2003 proved to be a banner month as we added 14 updates and 31
new entries. In this effort we recognize our special volunteers for
August: Max Heffler, Mike Kalt, Sandra Krisch, and Judy Montel.
Without their help, we would not have been able to process these
translations in August.

It is our pleasure also to recognize a special translator, Morris
Gradel, who translated himself or coordinated the translation of 25
chapters >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland, volume 7, which went
online this month. Last year in October he submitted a list of the
chapters he wanted to translate, which he submitted at one time at
the end of July. Our wonderful html team got them online in record
time. Congratulations, Morris.

Nolan Altman contributed the translation of 5 chapters >from this same
volume of the Pinkas HaKehillot. Thank you, Nolan.

Without the generosity and help of all translators and coordinators
of translations to the Yizkor Book Project we could not operate. Our
heartfelt thanks to all of you. Please remember that all the
translations are accessible >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Orgeyev, Moldova
-Rzeszow, Poland
-Shchuchin, Belarus
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Telekhany, Belarus
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Zgierz, Poland

New entries:

-Bukowina: "History of the J.N.A.V. Hebronia in Czernowitz,"
Geschichte der Juden, volume 1, pp. 121-123, translated by Jerome
Silverbush.

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin:

Bilgoraj
Bobrowniki
Deblin-Irena
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica
Jarczow
Jozefow
Komarow
Krasnobrod
Krasnystaw
Krylow
Kurzelow
Laszczow
Losice
Ryki
Stezyca
Szczebrzeszyn
Tarnogora
Tarnogrod
Tomaszow Lubelski
Turobin
Tyszowce
Uchanie
Wysokie
Zamosc
Zelechow

The Yizkor Book Database has also been updated. We now have 1,264
books, 1,059 shtetls, 54 libraries, and 10, 237 call numbers in the
database. Thank you, Martin, for your work on the database. The
URL for the database is http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Our very best wishes for the New Year >from all of us at the Yizkor
Book Project.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Yizkor Book Project-August 2003 report #scandinavia

Joyce Field
 

August 2003 proved to be a banner month as we added 14 updates and 31
new entries. In this effort we recognize our special volunteers for
August: Max Heffler, Mike Kalt, Sandra Krisch, and Judy Montel.
Without their help, we would not have been able to process these
translations in August.

It is our pleasure also to recognize a special translator, Morris
Gradel, who translated himself or coordinated the translation of 25
chapters >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland, volume 7, which went
online this month. Last year in October he submitted a list of the
chapters he wanted to translate, which he submitted at one time at
the end of July. Our wonderful html team got them online in record
time. Congratulations, Morris.

Nolan Altman contributed the translation of 5 chapters >from this same
volume of the Pinkas HaKehillot. Thank you, Nolan.

Without the generosity and help of all translators and coordinators
of translations to the Yizkor Book Project we could not operate. Our
heartfelt thanks to all of you. Please remember that all the
translations are accessible >from
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

Updates:

-Brzeziny, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Orgeyev, Moldova
-Rzeszow, Poland
-Shchuchin, Belarus
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Telekhany, Belarus
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Zgierz, Poland

New entries:

-Bukowina: "History of the J.N.A.V. Hebronia in Czernowitz,"
Geschichte der Juden, volume 1, pp. 121-123, translated by Jerome
Silverbush.

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin:

Bilgoraj
Bobrowniki
Deblin-Irena
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica
Jarczow
Jozefow
Komarow
Krasnobrod
Krasnystaw
Krylow
Kurzelow
Laszczow
Losice
Ryki
Stezyca
Szczebrzeszyn
Tarnogora
Tarnogrod
Tomaszow Lubelski
Turobin
Tyszowce
Uchanie
Wysokie
Zamosc
Zelechow

The Yizkor Book Database has also been updated. We now have 1,264
books, 1,059 shtetls, 54 libraries, and 10, 237 call numbers in the
database. Thank you, Martin, for your work on the database. The
URL for the database is http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html.

Our very best wishes for the New Year >from all of us at the Yizkor
Book Project.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Revelation of Jewish ancestry--advice for Gentiles seeking Jewish roots #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/29/2003 5:23:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
amaranth321@nationwide.net writes:

<< Here in North Texas, some nuts found out I may have Jewish in my history,
and that now means I should be harrassed. Truly pathetic. The one positive
in it is that it makes me realize that we should never forget how various
people have been and at times are still being persecuted. >>

==Thank you for your courage, and for sharing this with us.
Yes, people will find any excuse for their hatred, and being
"Jewish" has long been the easiest and most popular basis for
hating a person.

==You might point out to your tormentors that Jesus didn't
just have some Jewish ancestors, he was Jewish all the way
through--as were His disciples.

==A little caution. Many Jews feel a little thrown off when
they hear of a Gentile converting to Judaism, or taking
pride or interest in Jewish ancestry. It comes >from a
sense of the burdens, fears and dangers of their being
Jewish. "Me, I have no choice, but why should YOU want to
stick your head into our problems?"

So, don't be hurt or embarrassed by some initial surprise
from "full" Jews when you tell them of your searches and
family stories. It's usually a sign of welcome that's a
little cracked by old scar tissue. We're not shocked by
what you tell us, but a little surprised and happy that
you have chosen to join us, even in a small way.

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: Responses have been drifting slowly away from
our main focus of Jewish genealogy. Please confine further
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considered as "on topic", see the Rules on
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Revelation of Jewish ancestry--advice for Gentiles seeking Jewish roots #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/29/2003 5:23:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
amaranth321@nationwide.net writes:

<< Here in North Texas, some nuts found out I may have Jewish in my history,
and that now means I should be harrassed. Truly pathetic. The one positive
in it is that it makes me realize that we should never forget how various
people have been and at times are still being persecuted. >>

==Thank you for your courage, and for sharing this with us.
Yes, people will find any excuse for their hatred, and being
"Jewish" has long been the easiest and most popular basis for
hating a person.

==You might point out to your tormentors that Jesus didn't
just have some Jewish ancestors, he was Jewish all the way
through--as were His disciples.

==A little caution. Many Jews feel a little thrown off when
they hear of a Gentile converting to Judaism, or taking
pride or interest in Jewish ancestry. It comes >from a
sense of the burdens, fears and dangers of their being
Jewish. "Me, I have no choice, but why should YOU want to
stick your head into our problems?"

So, don't be hurt or embarrassed by some initial surprise
from "full" Jews when you tell them of your searches and
family stories. It's usually a sign of welcome that's a
little cracked by old scar tissue. We're not shocked by
what you tell us, but a little surprised and happy that
you have chosen to join us, even in a small way.

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: Responses have been drifting slowly away from
our main focus of Jewish genealogy. Please confine further
responses to Jewish Genealogy only; any other responses
should be sent privately. If in doubt what is
considered as "on topic", see the Rules on
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Searching:Maurice HERSCHLIKOWITZ #general

Sara <esterbrook@...>
 

I am looking for a Maurice HERSCHLIKOWITZ. His brother was Jozsif
Herschlikowitz. Jozsif became a naturalized citizen in
1928 and changed his name to Joseph HERSCH and resided in
Chicago, IL, USA until his death in January of 1941.

The last known address that I have for Maruice was 16 Rue Bleu 16,
Paris France and was on an envelope addressed to my
grandfather, Joseph. I don't have the date of the letter
but my guess it could not have been past 1941.

I do not speak French so I am a little unsure of how to
research this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Sara R. Rice
esterbrook@cox.net
Palos Verdes, CA U.S.A.

MODERATOR NOTE:Information specific to the person being
searched should be posted privately. General suggestions
on research in France may be posted to the Discussion Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching:Maurice HERSCHLIKOWITZ #general

Sara <esterbrook@...>
 

I am looking for a Maurice HERSCHLIKOWITZ. His brother was Jozsif
Herschlikowitz. Jozsif became a naturalized citizen in
1928 and changed his name to Joseph HERSCH and resided in
Chicago, IL, USA until his death in January of 1941.

The last known address that I have for Maruice was 16 Rue Bleu 16,
Paris France and was on an envelope addressed to my
grandfather, Joseph. I don't have the date of the letter
but my guess it could not have been past 1941.

I do not speak French so I am a little unsure of how to
research this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Sara R. Rice
esterbrook@cox.net
Palos Verdes, CA U.S.A.

MODERATOR NOTE:Information specific to the person being
searched should be posted privately. General suggestions
on research in France may be posted to the Discussion Group


Searching PRUGER from Kiev or Vasil'kov #general

Steven Prager <prager@...>
 

I am searching for information about the PRUGER/PRAGER family.

They were either >from Kiev or Vasil'kov/Wassilkow, Ukraine

My GGGF was Jehuda PRUGER. He had at least 2 children:
Morris & Gussie

Gussie (Chaia) [1886-1929] married Mendal Warschawsky and
emigrated to the USA in 1912.

Morris (Moshe) married Etta Zeldich. He was apparently a
successful tailor. They had 4 children, one of which was
William (Wolf, Velva PRUGER/PRAGER) who was born in 1896
and emigrated to the America around 1913. As far I
know, the rest of the family never emigrated. Contact was
lost with the family during WWII.

Any information concerning the PRUGER family >from Kiev or
Wassilkow would be appreciated

Thanks

Steve Prager
California
Email (spelled out): Prager at Redshift dot com

--
Searching: COLISH, DUCHIN, GILLER, GRAICERSTEIN,
HIRSCHMANN, HUTNER, KALISH, MAGNUS, PRAGER, PRUGER,
SACKS, SCHER, SCHWARTZ, SHERMAN, SWIRSKY,
WARSCHAW, WARSHAW, WARSCHAWSKY, ZAK, ZELDICH

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching PRUGER from Kiev or Vasil'kov #general

Steven Prager <prager@...>
 

I am searching for information about the PRUGER/PRAGER family.

They were either >from Kiev or Vasil'kov/Wassilkow, Ukraine

My GGGF was Jehuda PRUGER. He had at least 2 children:
Morris & Gussie

Gussie (Chaia) [1886-1929] married Mendal Warschawsky and
emigrated to the USA in 1912.

Morris (Moshe) married Etta Zeldich. He was apparently a
successful tailor. They had 4 children, one of which was
William (Wolf, Velva PRUGER/PRAGER) who was born in 1896
and emigrated to the America around 1913. As far I
know, the rest of the family never emigrated. Contact was
lost with the family during WWII.

Any information concerning the PRUGER family >from Kiev or
Wassilkow would be appreciated

Thanks

Steve Prager
California
Email (spelled out): Prager at Redshift dot com

--
Searching: COLISH, DUCHIN, GILLER, GRAICERSTEIN,
HIRSCHMANN, HUTNER, KALISH, MAGNUS, PRAGER, PRUGER,
SACKS, SCHER, SCHWARTZ, SHERMAN, SWIRSKY,
WARSCHAW, WARSHAW, WARSCHAWSKY, ZAK, ZELDICH

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Re: how did the Nazis know who was Jewish #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

In France, as soon as 1940 up to 1942, special orders promulgated by
the French Marechal PETAIN, known as first to ninth "ordonnance",
concerned all sort of prohibitions and humiliations for the Jews.
Two of them were important and explain (between others) how the
Nazis did know who was Jewish.

The 8th ordonnance, dated 29 May 1942, invented the Yellow Star,
which each Jew aged more than six years had to buy (with textile
coupons) and to sew on his (her) clothes.

There were laws too : a French law dated 2 June 1941 explained
who was supposed to be a Jew : the one who had at least three
grand-parents of Jewish "race" was a Jew. Following that law,
another French law dated 11 December 1942 asked every Jew to
go to the police station and declare he was a Jew. Then, a
special seal with a red JEW written in big letters was appended
on his identity card.

Of course, as written here previously, there was also the
denunciations ("My neighbour" is a Jewish, or even "my brother
in law" is Jewish), which were rewarded with money.

When a man supposed to be Jewish was arrested, even in the
middle in the street (as it was the fact in september 1943
in the South of France), the Germand asked him to take
his trousers off.

That's how the Nazis knew who was Jewish.

When someone wanted to contest, he (she) had to bring proofs
he was not a Jew (for example, with a false christening
certificate).

You can find more information about the special French and German
antijewish laws during WWII in the book written by Serge
Klarsfeld, entitled "Les Juifs sous l'Occupation -
Recueil des textes officiels francais et allemands 1940/1944",
published in 1982 by the Association "Les Fils et Filles des Deports
Juifs de France" (Serge Klarsfeld is the President). You'll
be very surprised about all the humiliations and
interdictions of all sorts which were imposed on the
Jews to make their life as difficult as possible.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: how did the Nazis know who was Jewish #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

In France, as soon as 1940 up to 1942, special orders promulgated by
the French Marechal PETAIN, known as first to ninth "ordonnance",
concerned all sort of prohibitions and humiliations for the Jews.
Two of them were important and explain (between others) how the
Nazis did know who was Jewish.

The 8th ordonnance, dated 29 May 1942, invented the Yellow Star,
which each Jew aged more than six years had to buy (with textile
coupons) and to sew on his (her) clothes.

There were laws too : a French law dated 2 June 1941 explained
who was supposed to be a Jew : the one who had at least three
grand-parents of Jewish "race" was a Jew. Following that law,
another French law dated 11 December 1942 asked every Jew to
go to the police station and declare he was a Jew. Then, a
special seal with a red JEW written in big letters was appended
on his identity card.

Of course, as written here previously, there was also the
denunciations ("My neighbour" is a Jewish, or even "my brother
in law" is Jewish), which were rewarded with money.

When a man supposed to be Jewish was arrested, even in the
middle in the street (as it was the fact in september 1943
in the South of France), the Germand asked him to take
his trousers off.

That's how the Nazis knew who was Jewish.

When someone wanted to contest, he (she) had to bring proofs
he was not a Jew (for example, with a false christening
certificate).

You can find more information about the special French and German
antijewish laws during WWII in the book written by Serge
Klarsfeld, entitled "Les Juifs sous l'Occupation -
Recueil des textes officiels francais et allemands 1940/1944",
published in 1982 by the Association "Les Fils et Filles des Deports
Juifs de France" (Serge Klarsfeld is the President). You'll
be very surprised about all the humiliations and
interdictions of all sorts which were imposed on the
Jews to make their life as difficult as possible.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


September Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

September Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: September 8, 2003
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
********
Topic:A Review of the 23rd Annual IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Speakers: JGSGP Members - Felica Mode Alexander,
Sandy Kazman, Kaye Paletz, Alan Remstein,
and Joan Rosen
********
JGSGP members who attended the IAJGS Conference in
Washington, DC this summer will provide information and
feedback. The focus will be on the various topics and
presentations done at the conference as well as personal
experiences regarding researching at the main D.C. facilities -
The Library of Congress, Archives I, Archives II and the US
Holocaust Museum.

Time will be left for questions >from the audience.
******
For New Members
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early and hear more experienced
member of our group give advice and counsel on issues that
perplex you.
******
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp
******
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting


******
German Special Interest Group Meeting
Date/Time: Sunday, September 26, 2003 at 3:00 PM
Place: home of Phyllis and Howard Sichel
Speaker: Liesl Loeb
Topic: Nazi Era Emigration. The speaker was aboard the
ship St. Louis when it was turned back >from Cuba to Germany.

For more info. contact Monica Leonards m_leonards@hotmail.com

*****
Russian Interest Group
Date/Time: Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 1:30 PM
Place: Klein Branch JCC
10100 Jamison Rd
Philadelphia, PA
Topic: The new reference book, "In Their Words - Vol. II:Russian"
For more info. contact David Brill dbrill@snip.net

******
South Jersey JGSGP Affiliate Meeting

Date/Time: Fall, 2003
Place: Congregation Beth Tikvah
115 Evesboro-Medford Rd.
Marlton, NJ
Topic: to be announced
For more info contact Joel Spector jlspector@aol.com
******

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
JGLois@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen September Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

September Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: September 8, 2003
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
********
Topic:A Review of the 23rd Annual IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Speakers: JGSGP Members - Felica Mode Alexander,
Sandy Kazman, Kaye Paletz, Alan Remstein,
and Joan Rosen
********
JGSGP members who attended the IAJGS Conference in
Washington, DC this summer will provide information and
feedback. The focus will be on the various topics and
presentations done at the conference as well as personal
experiences regarding researching at the main D.C. facilities -
The Library of Congress, Archives I, Archives II and the US
Holocaust Museum.

Time will be left for questions >from the audience.
******
For New Members
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early and hear more experienced
member of our group give advice and counsel on issues that
perplex you.
******
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp
******
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting


******
German Special Interest Group Meeting
Date/Time: Sunday, September 26, 2003 at 3:00 PM
Place: home of Phyllis and Howard Sichel
Speaker: Liesl Loeb
Topic: Nazi Era Emigration. The speaker was aboard the
ship St. Louis when it was turned back >from Cuba to Germany.

For more info. contact Monica Leonards m_leonards@hotmail.com

*****
Russian Interest Group
Date/Time: Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 1:30 PM
Place: Klein Branch JCC
10100 Jamison Rd
Philadelphia, PA
Topic: The new reference book, "In Their Words - Vol. II:Russian"
For more info. contact David Brill dbrill@snip.net

******
South Jersey JGSGP Affiliate Meeting

Date/Time: Fall, 2003
Place: Congregation Beth Tikvah
115 Evesboro-Medford Rd.
Marlton, NJ
Topic: to be announced
For more info contact Joel Spector jlspector@aol.com
******

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
JGLois@aol.com