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Books on Suceava and Czernowitz #romania

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Dear Rom-Sig Friends:

* A new yizkor book for Suczawa/Suceava is in preparation. The
authors seek documentary materials, photos, and original maps. If
you come >from Suceava, send the following information: Name and
family name; birth data; address and telephone number; address before
deportation with street and house number; Name of ghetto in
Transnistria; and the year of emigration - send this to Die Stimme
(Stichwort/keyword: Suczawa), Arnon Str. 12, P.O.B. 3653, 63455 Tel
Aviv, Israel, Tel no. 972 - 3 - 5226619.

* This title was recently published: "Zwischen Pruth und Jordan:
Lebenserinnerungen Czernowitzer Juden". Title translates to "Between
the Pruth and Jordan: Lifetime memories of Czernowitz Jews".
Numerous Jews were interviewed for this book, and contributed their
stories and private photos. For more information see:
<http://www.boehlau.de/buchdetail.asp?Mode=Info&isbn=3-412-07002-5>.

Best wishes,

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
bir1@...
--
RADAUTZ: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/radautz.html
SADGURA: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/sadgura.html
Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN, HELLMANN, KURTZ - Radauti and
Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER, HELLMANN - Okup, Ukraine

Romania SIG #Romania Books on Suceava and Czernowitz #romania

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Dear Rom-Sig Friends:

* A new yizkor book for Suczawa/Suceava is in preparation. The
authors seek documentary materials, photos, and original maps. If
you come >from Suceava, send the following information: Name and
family name; birth data; address and telephone number; address before
deportation with street and house number; Name of ghetto in
Transnistria; and the year of emigration - send this to Die Stimme
(Stichwort/keyword: Suczawa), Arnon Str. 12, P.O.B. 3653, 63455 Tel
Aviv, Israel, Tel no. 972 - 3 - 5226619.

* This title was recently published: "Zwischen Pruth und Jordan:
Lebenserinnerungen Czernowitzer Juden". Title translates to "Between
the Pruth and Jordan: Lifetime memories of Czernowitz Jews".
Numerous Jews were interviewed for this book, and contributed their
stories and private photos. For more information see:
<http://www.boehlau.de/buchdetail.asp?Mode=Info&isbn=3-412-07002-5>.

Best wishes,

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
bir1@...
--
RADAUTZ: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/radautz.html
SADGURA: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/sadgura.html
Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN, HELLMANN, KURTZ - Radauti and
Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER, HELLMANN - Okup, Ukraine

Avram BEINIS and Malca BEINIS #romania

israel ben-ishai <ibenishai@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am looking for a branch of my family that left Dorohoi ( Romania) at the
beginning of the last Century and settled in Montreal and New York.

My name is Israel Ben-Ishai I was born in Dorohoi in 1949, my name then was
Strulica BEINIS, and immigrated with my family to Israel in 1958. I left
Israel in 1972 and have been in Canada since 1979.

My Grandfather Mahl Leib BEINIS followed his brother to Montreal in 1912 and
lived there for four years. In 1916, when his wife refused to follow,
returned to Dorohoi. He had five more children and died in Transnistria
during the war.

I am not sure if Avram BEINIS >from Montreal had any children but I know that
Malca BEINIS ( her maiden name) had four daughters.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Israel Ben-Ishai

MODERATOR NOTE: Be sure to add your family names and towns to the
JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff)and also to search it
for others who are researching the same names/towns. Please sign your
messages with your location.

Romania SIG #Romania Avram BEINIS and Malca BEINIS #romania

israel ben-ishai <ibenishai@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am looking for a branch of my family that left Dorohoi ( Romania) at the
beginning of the last Century and settled in Montreal and New York.

My name is Israel Ben-Ishai I was born in Dorohoi in 1949, my name then was
Strulica BEINIS, and immigrated with my family to Israel in 1958. I left
Israel in 1972 and have been in Canada since 1979.

My Grandfather Mahl Leib BEINIS followed his brother to Montreal in 1912 and
lived there for four years. In 1916, when his wife refused to follow,
returned to Dorohoi. He had five more children and died in Transnistria
during the war.

I am not sure if Avram BEINIS >from Montreal had any children but I know that
Malca BEINIS ( her maiden name) had four daughters.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Israel Ben-Ishai

MODERATOR NOTE: Be sure to add your family names and towns to the
JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff)and also to search it
for others who are researching the same names/towns. Please sign your
messages with your location.

Gentleman Farmer #belarus

Nisha Chirnomas <nchirnomas@...>
 

Does anyone know what is meant by a "gentleman farmer"?
My great uncle Morris LEVIN was >from Svisloch, and his daughter said he was
a gentleman farmer. She thought it meant that he owned land. My uncle left
Svisloch by 1901. Were Jews permitted to own land in that era?
Thanks everyone for any help.
Sincerely,
Nisha Levine Chirnomas
Scottsdale, AZ
nchirnomas@...

RESEARCHING:
LEVIN: Svisloch, Grodno, Belarus
MELAMED : Svisloch, Grodno, Belarus
FUKS: Svisloch, Grodno, Belarus
CHERNOMAZ: Uman, Ukraine
NISSENSON: Olgopol, Ukraine
KLEIMAN: Balta, Ukraine

Belarus SIG #Belarus Gentleman Farmer #belarus

Nisha Chirnomas <nchirnomas@...>
 

Does anyone know what is meant by a "gentleman farmer"?
My great uncle Morris LEVIN was >from Svisloch, and his daughter said he was
a gentleman farmer. She thought it meant that he owned land. My uncle left
Svisloch by 1901. Were Jews permitted to own land in that era?
Thanks everyone for any help.
Sincerely,
Nisha Levine Chirnomas
Scottsdale, AZ
nchirnomas@...

RESEARCHING:
LEVIN: Svisloch, Grodno, Belarus
MELAMED : Svisloch, Grodno, Belarus
FUKS: Svisloch, Grodno, Belarus
CHERNOMAZ: Uman, Ukraine
NISSENSON: Olgopol, Ukraine
KLEIMAN: Balta, Ukraine

braham I. JACOBS found.Now Searching for Robert L. KUSHNICK #belarus

rlberliner@...
 

Joseph JACOBS and Robert L. KUSHNICK were Executors of the Estate of Abraham
JACOBS. If Mr. KUSHNICK's name is familiar to anyone, please contact me
privately. Joseph JACOBS was possibly Abraham's grandson.

Many, many thanks with deep appreciation to all who viewed VM-1734 and
VM-1735. Additional deep appreciation to Carol Rombo Rider who informed me
that she had helped copy the funeral home information for the Jewish History
Museum in Baltimore.

I contacted them and have received a copy of the funeral home records. This
information has given the full name of Abraham's mother as Leah GLASSMAN and
his father as J. JACOBS.
.
The funeral was ordered by Mollie JACOBS for the Estate of Abraham I.
JACOBS.

Thank you Chuck Weinstein for writing . . . The father's name is almost
certainly Zorach J. JACOBS. Zorach is a Biblical name (a grandson of
Jacob). . .The Death Certificate, as you will recall, showed the father to
be Zorach S-or-J. JACOBS. FYI, Abraham's tombstone shows Avraham Yitzhak
ben Yakov. So we definitely seem to have Zorach Jacob JACOBS.

I can't help wondering if the Jacobs name is because of his being "a
grandson of Jacob" as there were no surnames in Poland/Russia during that
period of time.

My search continues, however. Please let me know privately if the
descendants of Robert L. Kushnick are in your family and if so, how I may
contact them.

Again, my sincere appreciation to all of you. I hope I missed no one in my
personal responses.

May we all be blessed with A Peaceful, Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@... or rlberliner@...
Searching: *ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN (>from Poznan or Posen,
Poland/Prussia/Germany/Russia to London to Baltimore)
* Additional search Names in U.S. - HELLMAN, LEVY, COHEN, SAM FINE, RAYMOND
FINE, KAHANOW, LEAF (the 7 Jacobs sisters married names)
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to capitalize surnames!

Belarus SIG #Belarus braham I. JACOBS found.Now Searching for Robert L. KUSHNICK #belarus

rlberliner@...
 

Joseph JACOBS and Robert L. KUSHNICK were Executors of the Estate of Abraham
JACOBS. If Mr. KUSHNICK's name is familiar to anyone, please contact me
privately. Joseph JACOBS was possibly Abraham's grandson.

Many, many thanks with deep appreciation to all who viewed VM-1734 and
VM-1735. Additional deep appreciation to Carol Rombo Rider who informed me
that she had helped copy the funeral home information for the Jewish History
Museum in Baltimore.

I contacted them and have received a copy of the funeral home records. This
information has given the full name of Abraham's mother as Leah GLASSMAN and
his father as J. JACOBS.
.
The funeral was ordered by Mollie JACOBS for the Estate of Abraham I.
JACOBS.

Thank you Chuck Weinstein for writing . . . The father's name is almost
certainly Zorach J. JACOBS. Zorach is a Biblical name (a grandson of
Jacob). . .The Death Certificate, as you will recall, showed the father to
be Zorach S-or-J. JACOBS. FYI, Abraham's tombstone shows Avraham Yitzhak
ben Yakov. So we definitely seem to have Zorach Jacob JACOBS.

I can't help wondering if the Jacobs name is because of his being "a
grandson of Jacob" as there were no surnames in Poland/Russia during that
period of time.

My search continues, however. Please let me know privately if the
descendants of Robert L. Kushnick are in your family and if so, how I may
contact them.

Again, my sincere appreciation to all of you. I hope I missed no one in my
personal responses.

May we all be blessed with A Peaceful, Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@... or rlberliner@...
Searching: *ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN (>from Poznan or Posen,
Poland/Prussia/Germany/Russia to London to Baltimore)
* Additional search Names in U.S. - HELLMAN, LEVY, COHEN, SAM FINE, RAYMOND
FINE, KAHANOW, LEAF (the 7 Jacobs sisters married names)
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to capitalize surnames!

location names #general

Yocheved Klausner
 

Dear Genners,
Does anyone know anything about the following place names? The
spelling could be different. The names were not found in Shtetl-link.

1. Yervovna (in 1792)

2. Litermask (in 1790)

3. Lastristsna/Lostristsna (1887)

4. Yitshkhatsudgovts (1873)

Thank you, Yocheved Klausner

Dachau camp #general

Lili Susser <susserl@...>
 

Hi Friends
I just (after 60 years) found out my father died in Dachau but
worked in Riederloh. Can anyone enlighten me as to what and
where Riederloh was and anything else available on this camp.
I never heard of it before. Appreciate your help.
Lili Susser
susserl@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen location names #general

Yocheved Klausner
 

Dear Genners,
Does anyone know anything about the following place names? The
spelling could be different. The names were not found in Shtetl-link.

1. Yervovna (in 1792)

2. Litermask (in 1790)

3. Lastristsna/Lostristsna (1887)

4. Yitshkhatsudgovts (1873)

Thank you, Yocheved Klausner

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dachau camp #general

Lili Susser <susserl@...>
 

Hi Friends
I just (after 60 years) found out my father died in Dachau but
worked in Riederloh. Can anyone enlighten me as to what and
where Riederloh was and anything else available on this camp.
I never heard of it before. Appreciate your help.
Lili Susser
susserl@...

SELBY #southafrica

Lehmkuhl <rsa2can@...>
 

05 September 2002
from the Cape Times
South African Communist Party veteran Arnold SELBY has died in Berlin,
Germany, after a short illness. He was 83.

SELBY joined the party in the early 1940s when he was secretary general of
the Textile Workers' Union and later worked for the New Age newspaper
alongside Ruth FIRST. He fought in the South African Army in World War 2.

In 1953 SELBY was banned under the Suppression of Communism Act and in 1960
left South Africa to live in Ghana, where he worked in the trade union
movement. >from 1961 until 1964 he was a lecturer at the East German trade
union college and >from 1964 to 1984 was the editor of the Africa section of
Berlin International radio.

SELBY is survived by his wife Jeanette, step-daughter, Lorna, and a
grandson, Albert. - Sapa

BUCHWEITZ #southafrica

Lehmkuhl <rsa2can@...>
 

01 Sept 2002

Jack BUCHWEITZ has died in Cape Town at the age of 88. He owned a junk shop
behind Cavendish Square, in Claremont.

To a generation of Capetonians, BUCHWEITZ was the King of Junk. If you
wanted anything, >from books to bedpans and curling tongs to trombones,
BUCHWEITZ had it. Not only did he own the junk shop but he lived in it.

On most days, when he wasn't at auctions, he was to be seen sitting outside
his junk shop tinkering with an old iron or radio and sporting nothing but
a pair of shorts, a deeply tanned torso and a friendly smile. Next to him
was a sign that read "Closing Down Sale!"

Since at least 1989 the city council tried every trick in the book to get
rid of BUCHWEITZ, complaining that his shop lowered the tone of the
upmarket neighbourhood. But BUCHWEITZ, once feeling so put-upon that he
enlisted the support of the minister of justice, won the war and his junk
shop stayed.

He was born on 04 July 1913 in Eringham, Bavaria, one of 13 children. His
grandfather was Baron VON BUCHWEITZ tsuERINGHAM, a title that he later
dropped because he didn't see the point of paying good money to keep it.
The family had substantial wealth and property.

BUCHWEITZ''s father, a medical doctor, was the burgermeister of Eringham.
BUCHWEITZ himself was a medical student at the University of Frankfurt.

In 1937 BUCHWEITZ managed to get out of Germany in a light plane with some
friends. The plane was over North Africa when it crashed and BUCHWEITZ
sustained burns to his shoulder and down one side of his body. He made his
way to South Africa and fought in the South African Air Force as a pilot in
North Africa during the war, for which he received several medals for bravery.

After the war, he learned that his mother and siblings had died in
Auschwitz. His father had died before the war. In 1970, after reading an
article in the Jewish Chronicle, he discover that a brother, David, had
survived and was living in the USA.

In spite of his war service for South Africa, BUCHWEITZ was classified as
an "alien" and was granted citizenship only when he married his wife, Hetty.

He became an amateur boxer and what he lacked in size and weight - he was
1.65m and weighed in at no more than 50kg - he made up for in enthusiasm
and sheer chutzpah. He fought under the name "Popeye".

He became the manager of The Star Bakery in Rosebank, Cape Town, but left
after about 12 years when it was taken over by a much larger outfit. He
then started a swop shop in Mowbray, one of the first - if not the first -
of its kind in Cape Town. When the lease expired he opened another in
Wynberg, then Maitland, Southfield, and Rondebosch East. His aim was never
to be rich, but simply to survive and be happy. If he made more than he
felt he needed to support his modest lifestyle he gave it to charity. He
moved into his famous junk shop in Claremont in 1982, soon after the
collapse of his second marriage.

He was an avid reader of everything >from history and philosophy to cowboy
stories. He also loved talking - he spoke German to his dog and a heavily
accented English to everyone else - but seldom spoke about his years in
Germany or his war experiences.


His daughter Bernice only discovered that her great-grandfather had been
an aristocrat when she saw his name written in faded ink inside a book, one
of the few possessions BUCHWEITZ carried with him out of Germany. In his
will he instructed that he be buried under a small stone so that he could
shift it aside when he wanted to, that forget-me-nots be planted around his
grave and that self-raising flour be sprinkled over it to help him rise again.
He is survived by three children.

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SELBY #southafrica

Lehmkuhl <rsa2can@...>
 

05 September 2002
from the Cape Times
South African Communist Party veteran Arnold SELBY has died in Berlin,
Germany, after a short illness. He was 83.

SELBY joined the party in the early 1940s when he was secretary general of
the Textile Workers' Union and later worked for the New Age newspaper
alongside Ruth FIRST. He fought in the South African Army in World War 2.

In 1953 SELBY was banned under the Suppression of Communism Act and in 1960
left South Africa to live in Ghana, where he worked in the trade union
movement. >from 1961 until 1964 he was a lecturer at the East German trade
union college and >from 1964 to 1984 was the editor of the Africa section of
Berlin International radio.

SELBY is survived by his wife Jeanette, step-daughter, Lorna, and a
grandson, Albert. - Sapa

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica BUCHWEITZ #southafrica

Lehmkuhl <rsa2can@...>
 

01 Sept 2002

Jack BUCHWEITZ has died in Cape Town at the age of 88. He owned a junk shop
behind Cavendish Square, in Claremont.

To a generation of Capetonians, BUCHWEITZ was the King of Junk. If you
wanted anything, >from books to bedpans and curling tongs to trombones,
BUCHWEITZ had it. Not only did he own the junk shop but he lived in it.

On most days, when he wasn't at auctions, he was to be seen sitting outside
his junk shop tinkering with an old iron or radio and sporting nothing but
a pair of shorts, a deeply tanned torso and a friendly smile. Next to him
was a sign that read "Closing Down Sale!"

Since at least 1989 the city council tried every trick in the book to get
rid of BUCHWEITZ, complaining that his shop lowered the tone of the
upmarket neighbourhood. But BUCHWEITZ, once feeling so put-upon that he
enlisted the support of the minister of justice, won the war and his junk
shop stayed.

He was born on 04 July 1913 in Eringham, Bavaria, one of 13 children. His
grandfather was Baron VON BUCHWEITZ tsuERINGHAM, a title that he later
dropped because he didn't see the point of paying good money to keep it.
The family had substantial wealth and property.

BUCHWEITZ''s father, a medical doctor, was the burgermeister of Eringham.
BUCHWEITZ himself was a medical student at the University of Frankfurt.

In 1937 BUCHWEITZ managed to get out of Germany in a light plane with some
friends. The plane was over North Africa when it crashed and BUCHWEITZ
sustained burns to his shoulder and down one side of his body. He made his
way to South Africa and fought in the South African Air Force as a pilot in
North Africa during the war, for which he received several medals for bravery.

After the war, he learned that his mother and siblings had died in
Auschwitz. His father had died before the war. In 1970, after reading an
article in the Jewish Chronicle, he discover that a brother, David, had
survived and was living in the USA.

In spite of his war service for South Africa, BUCHWEITZ was classified as
an "alien" and was granted citizenship only when he married his wife, Hetty.

He became an amateur boxer and what he lacked in size and weight - he was
1.65m and weighed in at no more than 50kg - he made up for in enthusiasm
and sheer chutzpah. He fought under the name "Popeye".

He became the manager of The Star Bakery in Rosebank, Cape Town, but left
after about 12 years when it was taken over by a much larger outfit. He
then started a swop shop in Mowbray, one of the first - if not the first -
of its kind in Cape Town. When the lease expired he opened another in
Wynberg, then Maitland, Southfield, and Rondebosch East. His aim was never
to be rich, but simply to survive and be happy. If he made more than he
felt he needed to support his modest lifestyle he gave it to charity. He
moved into his famous junk shop in Claremont in 1982, soon after the
collapse of his second marriage.

He was an avid reader of everything >from history and philosophy to cowboy
stories. He also loved talking - he spoke German to his dog and a heavily
accented English to everyone else - but seldom spoke about his years in
Germany or his war experiences.


His daughter Bernice only discovered that her great-grandfather had been
an aristocrat when she saw his name written in faded ink inside a book, one
of the few possessions BUCHWEITZ carried with him out of Germany. In his
will he instructed that he be buried under a small stone so that he could
shift it aside when he wanted to, that forget-me-nots be planted around his
grave and that self-raising flour be sprinkled over it to help him rise again.
He is survived by three children.

searching in Israel #general

Lili Susser <susserl@...>
 

Hi Group.
Can anyone living in Israel help me find a person please. Her
maiden name was Fela Eisenberg. She has a brother named Srul
(Israel) Eisenberg. We were liberated in Bergen-Belsen. I know
they live in Israel but that's all. I'll appreciate any help you
can give me.
Lili Susser
susserl@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching in Israel #general

Lili Susser <susserl@...>
 

Hi Group.
Can anyone living in Israel help me find a person please. Her
maiden name was Fela Eisenberg. She has a brother named Srul
(Israel) Eisenberg. We were liberated in Bergen-Belsen. I know
they live in Israel but that's all. I'll appreciate any help you
can give me.
Lili Susser
susserl@...

*re: STRELINGER/Nagy Selmetz #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Nagyselmec is now called Liptovska' Stiavnica (with a hasek on the
's'). Ruzomberok was formerly called Rozsahegy (not Rozsahegyi)

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

At 00:00 -0500 07.09.02, Hungarian SIG digest wrote:
Subject:
From: Vivian Kahn <vkahn@...>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 23:45:32 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

I'm forwarding the following message >from Dave Strelinger
<strel@...>


Looking for information on the Strelinger family who were born and emigrated
from Lipto Comitat Nagy Selmetz in Slovakia. I am unable to find this town.
Thank you
Moderator VK: The place you're looking for is Nagyselmecz, which was
in the Rozsahegyi district of Lipto megye. I can't identify the
present name on my Slovak map but can tell you that this place is on
the Vah River west of Ruzomberok (formerly Rozsahegyi) probably near
Sucany.

"Counted Remnant. . ." #hungary

Marilyn Sheridan <marilyns@...>
 

Dear H-SIGgers,

I found the copy of "Counted Remnant. . .", the 1946 book that lists Jewish
survivors who returned to Budapest, in the library (I believe the stacks) at
the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

The USHMM is a priceless resource and treasure-house if you are looking for
family lost in the Holocaust. It is in downtown Washington, very accessible
by the subway system; and the people who work there are as helpful and
patient as could be. (I am pretty new at genealogy.) They have a website
and I believe can help researchers by e-mail and / or snail-mail.

Marilyn Sheridan (Miriam SIGAL)
Tucson, AZ, USA