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Visit to Bauska and towns in Lithuania #latvia

Robin Aaronson <grandvizier51@...>
 

Last summer, my brother and I visited Bauska in Latvia, where my
grandfather was born. We also went to Linkuva, the shtetl where our
ancestors lived for many generations, Pakruojis and Joniskis.

I have written an account of this journey, which may be of interest to
those with connections to any of these places, or the area more
generally. Much of it is personal, but it also describes how these
towns look today and what sense of a Jewish past one can gain there.

If anyone would like to see this account, please contact me and I will
be delighted to send it to you.

Robin Aaronson
Chudleigh, Devon, UK
grandvizier51@gmail.com

Researching HOPPEN, AARONSON, BERELOVICH, FEITELMAN.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Visit to Bauska and towns in Lithuania #latvia

Robin Aaronson <grandvizier51@...>
 

Last summer, my brother and I visited Bauska in Latvia, where my
grandfather was born. We also went to Linkuva, the shtetl where our
ancestors lived for many generations, Pakruojis and Joniskis.

I have written an account of this journey, which may be of interest to
those with connections to any of these places, or the area more
generally. Much of it is personal, but it also describes how these
towns look today and what sense of a Jewish past one can gain there.

If anyone would like to see this account, please contact me and I will
be delighted to send it to you.

Robin Aaronson
Chudleigh, Devon, UK
grandvizier51@gmail.com

Researching HOPPEN, AARONSON, BERELOVICH, FEITELMAN.


Monderer and Nevies family in London #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Malka, born in 1926,
(daughter of Rav BenZion Halberstam, Bobover Rebbe) who married
diamond merchant Israel Jacober. Their children were A] Miri (married
1) Chaim Monderer and 2) Eliyahu Moshe Shoham. There was a son Henri
Monderer, father of Jacque (born 1972) and Hessie Reisi (born 1975)
and B] Rivka Leah, married Dr. Alan Nevies, an osteopath, born in
November 1959.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Monderer and Nevies family in London #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Malka, born in 1926,
(daughter of Rav BenZion Halberstam, Bobover Rebbe) who married
diamond merchant Israel Jacober. Their children were A] Miri (married
1) Chaim Monderer and 2) Eliyahu Moshe Shoham. There was a son Henri
Monderer, father of Jacque (born 1972) and Hessie Reisi (born 1975)
and B] Rivka Leah, married Dr. Alan Nevies, an osteopath, born in
November 1959.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Porosko, Turya Bystra, Turya Polyana #subcarpathia

Joel Weber <beechtreeimages@...>
 

For almost a half century prior to 1945 I had a number of Weinberger
relatives who resided in Ungvar (Uzhhorod) and Porosko (Poroskovo). In
1945 one of my relatives, an Auschwitz survivor, married Gabriel Mermall
(as he was known in the United States) who was born in Turrya Bystra
and who resided in Porosko while working in Ungvar. =46rom April 1944
until the Red Army captured Turya Polyana Gabried Mermall and his six
year old son were hidden and fed by a Rusyn lumberjack Ivan Gartner,
the former mayor of Turya Polyana. I am trying to develop as much
information as I can about Mermall, Gartner and their circumstances.
For example, I know that there was a narrow gauge railroad >from Turya
Polyana which used to supply wood to a factory in Turn Bystra that was
established in 1889. I am looking for any information in English about
Poroshkov, Turya Polyana or Turya Bistra during the half century or so
before 1946, but most especially during 1944. Any assistance that you
could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you again.

Joel Weber


Call for Papers is Now Open for IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference -- August 5-10, 2018 #subcarpathia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference program committee is delighted to
announce that the Call for Papers is now open for the 38th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Warsaw,
Poland, >from Sunday, 5 August 2018, to Friday, 10 August 2018. This
gathering of Jewish genealogists >from around the world in a place of
historic import to our collective story will be memorable and should
not be missed! English will be the official language.

The conference will be held in a Warsaw convention-center hotel
-- walking distance to the city center -- with easy access to the
Nozyk synagogue, Kosher restaurants, and other Warsaw attractions such
as Mila 18, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zookeeper's villa. (Specific
hotel details will be announced soon.) The conference will be geared
towards Jewish genealogists who may or may not themselves have roots
in Poland. It will be held in close cooperation with the Polish State
Archives and may also attract archivists >from other countries as
speakers. Panel discussions, one-hour lectures, and shorter 30-minute
presentations are encouraged to be proposed in this Call for Papers.
There will also be a limited number of computer workshops -- if proposals
for them are received.

The Warsaw Conference will be co-hosted by the POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews and by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical
Institute of Warsaw, which may each provide speakers on topics closely
related to their respective institutions.

Please visit the conference website at <www.iajgs2018.org> in order to
access the Abstract Submission page. That page provides more detailed
information about what our Program Committee will be looking for in
their review of proposals. Papers may be submitted between now and
11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) 31 December, 2017.

Questions about the Call for Papers or other conference topics may be
addressed to <info@iajgs2018.org> or to the Program Committee at
<program@iajgs2018.org>; kindly do not reply to this e-mail address.

To keep up with news about the conference, please join our moderated
Facebook Group at <www.facebook.iajgs2018.org> or our moderated email
discussion list at <www.list.iajgs2018.org>.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals and to
greeting you in Warsaw next summer. We appreciate your help in
making this a remarkable event.

Dan Oren
JewishGen ListServ Liaison for the Program Committee
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Porosko, Turya Bystra, Turya Polyana #subcarpathia

Joel Weber <beechtreeimages@...>
 

For almost a half century prior to 1945 I had a number of Weinberger
relatives who resided in Ungvar (Uzhhorod) and Porosko (Poroskovo). In
1945 one of my relatives, an Auschwitz survivor, married Gabriel Mermall
(as he was known in the United States) who was born in Turrya Bystra
and who resided in Porosko while working in Ungvar. =46rom April 1944
until the Red Army captured Turya Polyana Gabried Mermall and his six
year old son were hidden and fed by a Rusyn lumberjack Ivan Gartner,
the former mayor of Turya Polyana. I am trying to develop as much
information as I can about Mermall, Gartner and their circumstances.
For example, I know that there was a narrow gauge railroad >from Turya
Polyana which used to supply wood to a factory in Turn Bystra that was
established in 1889. I am looking for any information in English about
Poroshkov, Turya Polyana or Turya Bistra during the half century or so
before 1946, but most especially during 1944. Any assistance that you
could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you again.

Joel Weber


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Call for Papers is Now Open for IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference -- August 5-10, 2018 #subcarpathia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference program committee is delighted to
announce that the Call for Papers is now open for the 38th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held in Warsaw,
Poland, >from Sunday, 5 August 2018, to Friday, 10 August 2018. This
gathering of Jewish genealogists >from around the world in a place of
historic import to our collective story will be memorable and should
not be missed! English will be the official language.

The conference will be held in a Warsaw convention-center hotel
-- walking distance to the city center -- with easy access to the
Nozyk synagogue, Kosher restaurants, and other Warsaw attractions such
as Mila 18, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zookeeper's villa. (Specific
hotel details will be announced soon.) The conference will be geared
towards Jewish genealogists who may or may not themselves have roots
in Poland. It will be held in close cooperation with the Polish State
Archives and may also attract archivists >from other countries as
speakers. Panel discussions, one-hour lectures, and shorter 30-minute
presentations are encouraged to be proposed in this Call for Papers.
There will also be a limited number of computer workshops -- if proposals
for them are received.

The Warsaw Conference will be co-hosted by the POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews and by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical
Institute of Warsaw, which may each provide speakers on topics closely
related to their respective institutions.

Please visit the conference website at <www.iajgs2018.org> in order to
access the Abstract Submission page. That page provides more detailed
information about what our Program Committee will be looking for in
their review of proposals. Papers may be submitted between now and
11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) 31 December, 2017.

Questions about the Call for Papers or other conference topics may be
addressed to <info@iajgs2018.org> or to the Program Committee at
<program@iajgs2018.org>; kindly do not reply to this e-mail address.

To keep up with news about the conference, please join our moderated
Facebook Group at <www.facebook.iajgs2018.org> or our moderated email
discussion list at <www.list.iajgs2018.org>.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals and to
greeting you in Warsaw next summer. We appreciate your help in
making this a remarkable event.

Dan Oren
JewishGen ListServ Liaison for the Program Committee
IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference


What about the new proposed Kiev / Ukrainian Archival Records database? #ukraine

Steve Stein
 

At the conference in Orlando, Nadia Lipes and Sallyann Sack-Pikus discussed
a proposed database that, through a grant >from Henry Louis Gates, would be
made available in the near future and would contain records >from Ms. Lipes'
collection. I thought I heard that an announcement would be made by the end
of the summer, but I haven't seen any announcements on the discussion
groups. Did I misunderstand the discussion, or is this project behind
schedule?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine What about the new proposed Kiev / Ukrainian Archival Records database? #ukraine

Steve Stein
 

At the conference in Orlando, Nadia Lipes and Sallyann Sack-Pikus discussed
a proposed database that, through a grant >from Henry Louis Gates, would be
made available in the near future and would contain records >from Ms. Lipes'
collection. I thought I heard that an announcement would be made by the end
of the summer, but I haven't seen any announcements on the discussion
groups. Did I misunderstand the discussion, or is this project behind
schedule?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Harcsar-Lucska Help Please #hungary

aross2@...
 

I?m trying to enter the various Hungarian birth cities of the siblings of my
great grandfather, Ignatz Goldhammer, in the family finder section of
Jewishgen in the hopes of making some new connections.

My great grandfather was born in Kotterbach which I found as Spisska Nova
Ves (Slovakia)
His older brother was born in Georgenberg which I realize is Spisska Sobota
(Slovakia)

His younger sister ? born in Harcsar-Lucska ? has me stumped. I found a
reference in jewishgen to the 1869 Saros Census films that gives Lucka as an
alternative name for the town and I?ve found some more recent references
that also point to Lucka. However, when I put that name in the family
finder index it shows up as Lucka in the Roznava district which doesn?t seem
to be correct. The one I want seems to be in the Presov district. I seem to
have hit a wall on this. Any suggestions to get me on the right path would
be most appreciated.

Anne Ross
Tampa, Florida


Hungary SIG #Hungary Harcsar-Lucska Help Please #hungary

aross2@...
 

I?m trying to enter the various Hungarian birth cities of the siblings of my
great grandfather, Ignatz Goldhammer, in the family finder section of
Jewishgen in the hopes of making some new connections.

My great grandfather was born in Kotterbach which I found as Spisska Nova
Ves (Slovakia)
His older brother was born in Georgenberg which I realize is Spisska Sobota
(Slovakia)

His younger sister ? born in Harcsar-Lucska ? has me stumped. I found a
reference in jewishgen to the 1869 Saros Census films that gives Lucka as an
alternative name for the town and I?ve found some more recent references
that also point to Lucka. However, when I put that name in the family
finder index it shows up as Lucka in the Roznava district which doesn?t seem
to be correct. The one I want seems to be in the Presov district. I seem to
have hit a wall on this. Any suggestions to get me on the right path would
be most appreciated.

Anne Ross
Tampa, Florida


Fw: German and Czech translation #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIG,

Pauline Crump asked about translations for some documents.

I could not open the second one mentioned, but the first one, >from 17 Sept. 1938, is >from the
Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague.

It is sent to Mr. Josef Likier via a lawyer Dr. Rudolf Rabl, whose offices were at Prague I., (Old
Town) Celetna 38.

It states: "Your application for Czechoslovak state citizenship can not be negotiated until you
can show that some community (municipality) in the district of Bohemia has issued you the
promise of home rights for the case that you obtain Czechoslovak citizenship."

Signed on behalf of the Mayor of Prague by one of his representatives.

So essentially, Mr. Likier would have to turn to the City of Prague or some other city in Bohemia
and fulfill whatever prerequisites they required to receive a promise of home rights before
applying for Czechoslovak citizenship. Home rights meant inter alia that the community was
required to take care of the person, if he/she became destitute. I think that obtaining such
rights required proof of residing in a place for some time and also proof of the ability to pay for
oneself. It was probably a Catch 22 situation for Mr. Likier.

I've seen many cases of Jewish people with home rights in a community in Galicia or Bukowina,
who fled into the Austrian interior ahead of advancing Czarist armies in 1914. They settled in,
say Usti nad Labem, lived there for 24 years but were still considered Polish citizens based on
their home rights. They ran into serious problems then trying to get Czechoslovak or later
Protectorate citizenship and often became stateless. Statelessness did not help their attempts
to emigrate either. In some case, one could say that there was genuine bad will at work on the
part of the authorities. In others, it was simply circumstance and bad luck.

I just wanted to point out also that the date of the document was at the height of the Sudeten
Crisis. So, Mr. Likier would have been dealing with a very tense situation in Prague in any case.

Best,

Rick Pinard, Prague
Sent >from Yahoo Mail on Android


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fw: German and Czech translation #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIG,

Pauline Crump asked about translations for some documents.

I could not open the second one mentioned, but the first one, >from 17 Sept. 1938, is >from the
Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague.

It is sent to Mr. Josef Likier via a lawyer Dr. Rudolf Rabl, whose offices were at Prague I., (Old
Town) Celetna 38.

It states: "Your application for Czechoslovak state citizenship can not be negotiated until you
can show that some community (municipality) in the district of Bohemia has issued you the
promise of home rights for the case that you obtain Czechoslovak citizenship."

Signed on behalf of the Mayor of Prague by one of his representatives.

So essentially, Mr. Likier would have to turn to the City of Prague or some other city in Bohemia
and fulfill whatever prerequisites they required to receive a promise of home rights before
applying for Czechoslovak citizenship. Home rights meant inter alia that the community was
required to take care of the person, if he/she became destitute. I think that obtaining such
rights required proof of residing in a place for some time and also proof of the ability to pay for
oneself. It was probably a Catch 22 situation for Mr. Likier.

I've seen many cases of Jewish people with home rights in a community in Galicia or Bukowina,
who fled into the Austrian interior ahead of advancing Czarist armies in 1914. They settled in,
say Usti nad Labem, lived there for 24 years but were still considered Polish citizens based on
their home rights. They ran into serious problems then trying to get Czechoslovak or later
Protectorate citizenship and often became stateless. Statelessness did not help their attempts
to emigrate either. In some case, one could say that there was genuine bad will at work on the
part of the authorities. In others, it was simply circumstance and bad luck.

I just wanted to point out also that the date of the document was at the height of the Sudeten
Crisis. So, Mr. Likier would have been dealing with a very tense situation in Prague in any case.

Best,

Rick Pinard, Prague
Sent >from Yahoo Mail on Android


ViewMate translation request - German #france

Pierre HAHN
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need the genealogical
information
It is in two parts on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62689
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62690

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


ViewMate translation request - German #france

Pierre HAHN
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need the genealogical
information
It is in two parts on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62661
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62692

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


French SIG #France ViewMate translation request - German #france

Pierre HAHN
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need the genealogical
information
It is in two parts on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62689
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62690

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


French SIG #France ViewMate translation request - German #france

Pierre HAHN
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need the genealogical
information
It is in two parts on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62661
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62692

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


Translation of Marriage Record from Hebrew or Russian #lithuania

Dan Oren <doren@...>
 

Dear SIG mavens:

I've found two (likely duplicate) indexed listings on LitvakSIG's
All Lithuania Database for the 1904 marriage of Yitschak or Itzko
LIFTMAN and Sheina BRIDFELD in Vilna. I've posted the linked
vital records for both on Viewmate at the links below. My question
is to ask Russian and/or Hebrew readers if you think the two records
are correctly described as being between these two people.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp=?key=VM62687
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp=?key=VM62688

I realize they are most likely indexed correctly, but this information
doesn't seem to match with other records I've found. Also,
what are the recorded ages of the groom?

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you kindly,

Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
Searching for LIFTMAN >from Nemirov and BRIDFELD >from the Vilna (Vilnius
area


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Translation of Marriage Record from Hebrew or Russian #lithuania

Dan Oren <doren@...>
 

Dear SIG mavens:

I've found two (likely duplicate) indexed listings on LitvakSIG's
All Lithuania Database for the 1904 marriage of Yitschak or Itzko
LIFTMAN and Sheina BRIDFELD in Vilna. I've posted the linked
vital records for both on Viewmate at the links below. My question
is to ask Russian and/or Hebrew readers if you think the two records
are correctly described as being between these two people.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp=?key=VM62687
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp=?key=VM62688

I realize they are most likely indexed correctly, but this information
doesn't seem to match with other records I've found. Also,
what are the recorded ages of the groom?

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you kindly,

Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
Searching for LIFTMAN >from Nemirov and BRIDFELD >from the Vilna (Vilnius
area

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