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Re: Given name : Gierszka #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Sounds to me like Hershka, that is a diminuitive of Hirsh, Tsevi in Hebrew.

Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, israel



Dear jewishgenners
I received in July two birth extracts >from Poland both written in old
Russian. Both give as given name for the father: Gierszka. Does anyone
know the translation in Yiddish of this surname ?
Thanks in advance for your help
Martine UMFLAT
mumflat@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Given name : Gierszka #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Sounds to me like Hershka, that is a diminuitive of Hirsh, Tsevi in Hebrew.

Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, israel



Dear jewishgenners
I received in July two birth extracts >from Poland both written in old
Russian. Both give as given name for the father: Gierszka. Does anyone
know the translation in Yiddish of this surname ?
Thanks in advance for your help
Martine UMFLAT
mumflat@...

e-jbonkes <e-jbonkes@...>
 

Here are the names I am researching.

BARNETT BLOCK/BLOCH.Born 1861.Russia?.Lived in England .Last know address
was, 24 Fremont St Hackney London. Died 1914. Buried in East Ham.

BETSY BLOCK /BLOCH Born 1861 Russia? Lived in England{wife of BARNETT ).
Last know address was 7.Fremont st Hackney. London .Died 1914.Buried in
Plashet.

ABRAHAM STEM.Born 1871 in Kurland. Lived in England. Last know address was,
5 Hassard st Bethnal Green London. Died 1923. Buried in East Ham.

RACHEL STEM.( nee GUREVICH /HOROWITZ) Born 1865 Dvinsk Latvia. Lived in
England .(wife of ABRAHAM).Last know address was 367 N Curson ave Los
Angeles California U.S.A. Died 1951. Buried in Home of Peace, Los Angeles
California U.S.A.

EDNA BONKES (nee Stem) Born Leyton London. England.
B.C. Creston Canada.

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Names #unitedkingdom

e-jbonkes <e-jbonkes@...>
 

Here are the names I am researching.

BARNETT BLOCK/BLOCH.Born 1861.Russia?.Lived in England .Last know address
was, 24 Fremont St Hackney London. Died 1914. Buried in East Ham.

BETSY BLOCK /BLOCH Born 1861 Russia? Lived in England{wife of BARNETT ).
Last know address was 7.Fremont st Hackney. London .Died 1914.Buried in
Plashet.

ABRAHAM STEM.Born 1871 in Kurland. Lived in England. Last know address was,
5 Hassard st Bethnal Green London. Died 1923. Buried in East Ham.

RACHEL STEM.( nee GUREVICH /HOROWITZ) Born 1865 Dvinsk Latvia. Lived in
England .(wife of ABRAHAM).Last know address was 367 N Curson ave Los
Angeles California U.S.A. Died 1951. Buried in Home of Peace, Los Angeles
California U.S.A.

EDNA BONKES (nee Stem) Born Leyton London. England.
B.C. Creston Canada.

Searching for descendants of Max CANTOR #general

Marlena Esterson <marlenamichal@...>
 

Searching for descendants of Max CANTOR (or KANTOR). He was born before
1866 and served in the Czar’s Army before immigrating to the USA. His
brother Samuel KAUFMAN was sent to the USA in 1885 to avoid being
conscripted into the Czar’s Army like his older brother.

Max’s father was Nachman Yakov KAUFMAN. His paternal grandfather was
Yankel (Yakov) CANTOR (or KANTOR). Max settled in New York. His
sisters were Sarah Kaufman KUSHNER, Rose Kaufman FORMAN and Fannie Kaufman
COOPERMAN.

Thank you in advance for the help.

Marlena Esterson
Zefat, Israel

AMDORSKY: Detroit, MI; BERNSTEIN: Lithuania/Poland, Cleveland, OH; CANTOR,
GODROV, GORDON, KAUFMAN: Spain, Meretz (Merekine), Lithuania, Sweden,
London,Israel, New York, USA; ESTERSON: Berdichev, Ukraine, Baltimore, MD,
Banning, CA, Israel; FRIEDMAN (FREEDMAN): Suvak, Suvalk, Lithuania, Tyler,
TX, Detroit, MI; KUSHNER: Russia, New York; STEUER: Austro-Hungarian
Empire: Zemplin, Bohemia, Humenne (Homino) Galicia, Krawkow, Satu Mare,
Brezinka & Breslau, Silesia, New York, Cleveland, OH

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for descendants of Max CANTOR #general

Marlena Esterson <marlenamichal@...>
 

Searching for descendants of Max CANTOR (or KANTOR). He was born before
1866 and served in the Czar’s Army before immigrating to the USA. His
brother Samuel KAUFMAN was sent to the USA in 1885 to avoid being
conscripted into the Czar’s Army like his older brother.

Max’s father was Nachman Yakov KAUFMAN. His paternal grandfather was
Yankel (Yakov) CANTOR (or KANTOR). Max settled in New York. His
sisters were Sarah Kaufman KUSHNER, Rose Kaufman FORMAN and Fannie Kaufman
COOPERMAN.

Thank you in advance for the help.

Marlena Esterson
Zefat, Israel

AMDORSKY: Detroit, MI; BERNSTEIN: Lithuania/Poland, Cleveland, OH; CANTOR,
GODROV, GORDON, KAUFMAN: Spain, Meretz (Merekine), Lithuania, Sweden,
London,Israel, New York, USA; ESTERSON: Berdichev, Ukraine, Baltimore, MD,
Banning, CA, Israel; FRIEDMAN (FREEDMAN): Suvak, Suvalk, Lithuania, Tyler,
TX, Detroit, MI; KUSHNER: Russia, New York; STEUER: Austro-Hungarian
Empire: Zemplin, Bohemia, Humenne (Homino) Galicia, Krawkow, Satu Mare,
Brezinka & Breslau, Silesia, New York, Cleveland, OH

Re: [ukraine]"Kamenitz Podulski" #ukraine

Ron Goldman
 

Naomi NFatouros@... wrote:

<<One of many websites for Kamenets-Podolsky is
http://cradle.km.ua/maps.html.

Here Ms. Rodgers can click on maps of the Khmelnystka oblast, with its
capital city, Khmel'nyts'kyy>>

Great map of the oblast, but a bit modern. Does anyone know where to access
a map of Khmel'nyts'kiy, then Proskurov, (including about a 50-75 mile
radius)
from the mid to late 1850s? One showing roads and railroads would be ideal,
or am I dreaming?

Ron Goldman, FL.

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: [ukraine]"Kamenitz Podulski" #ukraine

Ron Goldman
 

Naomi NFatouros@... wrote:

<<One of many websites for Kamenets-Podolsky is
http://cradle.km.ua/maps.html.

Here Ms. Rodgers can click on maps of the Khmelnystka oblast, with its
capital city, Khmel'nyts'kyy>>

Great map of the oblast, but a bit modern. Does anyone know where to access
a map of Khmel'nyts'kiy, then Proskurov, (including about a 50-75 mile
radius)
from the mid to late 1850s? One showing roads and railroads would be ideal,
or am I dreaming?

Ron Goldman, FL.

INTRO - SCHLOCHAUER & HIRSCHFELD West Prussia #germany

Marion Kaye <kmarion@...>
 

Hello Gersig
I have just joined your group.
I have enjoyed genealogy for many years, having been given a lot of papers
by my family. I live just outside London England.

I am first generation British. My parents escaped >from Germany in 1938.

At this moment in time I want to find out the following and I am hoping
someone out there can help:

Neuenberg Schwetr.West Prussia

is now part of Poland. Do you know what it is called now and which archive
I should write to?

Does anyone know where

Crone An Der Brahe is or was?

The family names I am researching here are:
HIRSCHFELD..West Prussia SCHLOCHAUER...Bromberg and Crone an der Brahe

Many thanks

Marion Kaye <kmarion@...> Near London UK

German SIG #Germany INTRO - SCHLOCHAUER & HIRSCHFELD West Prussia #germany

Marion Kaye <kmarion@...>
 

Hello Gersig
I have just joined your group.
I have enjoyed genealogy for many years, having been given a lot of papers
by my family. I live just outside London England.

I am first generation British. My parents escaped >from Germany in 1938.

At this moment in time I want to find out the following and I am hoping
someone out there can help:

Neuenberg Schwetr.West Prussia

is now part of Poland. Do you know what it is called now and which archive
I should write to?

Does anyone know where

Crone An Der Brahe is or was?

The family names I am researching here are:
HIRSCHFELD..West Prussia SCHLOCHAUER...Bromberg and Crone an der Brahe

Many thanks

Marion Kaye <kmarion@...> Near London UK

re LANDAU #unitedkingdom

Marilyn Glass <mgglass@...>
 

Hi:

I am searching for June (LANDAU) ROSE, daughter of the late Syd LANDAU and
his wife Dolly and sister of the late Diana (LANDAU) KUTNER.

June lives in the London area. June's grandfather was Daniel LANDAU (my
grandfather Max LANDAU's brother) >from Leczyca, Poland.

Thank you for reading the above and I may be reached at mgglass@....

Marilyn PLATNICK GLASS
Toronto, Ontario Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom re LANDAU #unitedkingdom

Marilyn Glass <mgglass@...>
 

Hi:

I am searching for June (LANDAU) ROSE, daughter of the late Syd LANDAU and
his wife Dolly and sister of the late Diana (LANDAU) KUTNER.

June lives in the London area. June's grandfather was Daniel LANDAU (my
grandfather Max LANDAU's brother) >from Leczyca, Poland.

Thank you for reading the above and I may be reached at mgglass@....

Marilyn PLATNICK GLASS
Toronto, Ontario Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Re: WOW!!!! #ukraine

Yekkey@...
 

Ms Arnold,

We Jews have long ago lost any tribal affiliation (i.e., the twelve tribes).
We are mainly descended >from the kingdom of Judaea, which consisted of Judah
and Benjamin with a few members of the other ten tribes picked up along the
way.

The only other tribe that kept its identity was the tribe of Levi whose
descendants were Kohanim and Levites and often have that identity in their
family names today.

Sorry, but I doubt if you will get back further than the middle ages in
Europe.

Best regards,
Dan Nussbaum

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: WOW!!!! #ukraine

Yekkey@...
 

Ms Arnold,

We Jews have long ago lost any tribal affiliation (i.e., the twelve tribes).
We are mainly descended >from the kingdom of Judaea, which consisted of Judah
and Benjamin with a few members of the other ten tribes picked up along the
way.

The only other tribe that kept its identity was the tribe of Levi whose
descendants were Kohanim and Levites and often have that identity in their
family names today.

Sorry, but I doubt if you will get back further than the middle ages in
Europe.

Best regards,
Dan Nussbaum

HERSHBURG, HIRSHNBURG #latvia

Nitsan <nitsanri@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for information about my great grandmother's family
from Bausk.
My great grandmother name was Sara Etta Hershburg or Hirshnberg.
She married Max Marcus Richter. They lived most of their lives
in Bausk and some of it in Riga. They had 2 sons that came in
the begining of the 1900 to the US One son was Leon RICHTER and
the other was Louis Eliezer RICHTER.

There were also 5 girls one was Anna the other was Rosa.
If anybody heard of the Hershburg family >from Bausk, Riga and
the sourounding area I would appriciate your help.

Nitsan Richter, Israel
nitsanri@...

Researching:
RICHTER, HERSHBURG, HIRSHNBURG, ROSOVSKY (ROSE), RUDOVSKY (RUDO) DOBRINSKY,
LEVIN, DOBROVSKY, FALKOVITCH, KERPICHNIKOV, GERTNER, NEIDORF, GOLINSKY.

Latvia SIG #Latvia HERSHBURG, HIRSHNBURG #latvia

Nitsan <nitsanri@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for information about my great grandmother's family
from Bausk.
My great grandmother name was Sara Etta Hershburg or Hirshnberg.
She married Max Marcus Richter. They lived most of their lives
in Bausk and some of it in Riga. They had 2 sons that came in
the begining of the 1900 to the US One son was Leon RICHTER and
the other was Louis Eliezer RICHTER.

There were also 5 girls one was Anna the other was Rosa.
If anybody heard of the Hershburg family >from Bausk, Riga and
the sourounding area I would appriciate your help.

Nitsan Richter, Israel
nitsanri@...

Researching:
RICHTER, HERSHBURG, HIRSHNBURG, ROSOVSKY (ROSE), RUDOVSKY (RUDO) DOBRINSKY,
LEVIN, DOBROVSKY, FALKOVITCH, KERPICHNIKOV, GERTNER, NEIDORF, GOLINSKY.

the end of the Riga ghetto #latvia

Ed Sternin <edik@...>
 

When I asked this question in Toronto, at a recently concluded conference,
a speaker sent me to the JewishGen site where "everyting is there". I
reviewed it once again, and did not find the answer. So I would like to
ask of the entire SIG.

The time is spring 1944; Riga ghetto is pretty much gone, Mezhaparks
(Kaiserwald) camp is being closed up, with rail transports out to
Stutthof, and some killings in the Bikernieku forest (although the
majority of those had already happened in 1942-3, as the Big ghetto was
emptied). Apparently the loading onto rail transport takes place at the
Zasulauks train station, just outside Riga. This is a LOOONG march from
Mezhaparks, by the way.

Eventually, the Red Army overruns the german defences, and a large german
army group is cut off in Kurzeme, where some german resistance continues
for many months. The only route out is by sea >from Liepaja (Libava,
Libau).

Dundaga camp (in Kurzeme, near Valdemarpils) is also being emptied; the
remaining prisoners are marched towards Riga, presumably to be sent to
Stutthof; many die along the way. There is a recent account of the final
march, which runs into the front line and is abandoned by the germans to
the oncoming Red Army.

Now the questions: were the germans more successful in liquidating the
remaining Jews of Riga? Did all of them get shipped out to Stutthof, or
killed on the spot? Did any end up in Kurzeme with the surrounded german
troops, and even perhaps got shipped out to Germany >from Liepaja? [hard to
imagine, but it's a pretty short sea voyage, and the germans may have
needed some slaves to help evacuate their army by sea]

As far as I know, there are very few records >from Riga, although Peter
Lande reported recently that some survivor lists for Riga do exist (I do
not know which records these are). There are some transport records into
Stutthof in a recently acquired USHMM collection of 189 rolls of film.
As far as I know, none of it is accessible electronically.

If there are any experts on Kurzeme (in 1944-45) out there, or anyone who
knows something about the timeline of the above events, or some other
details, >from their personal research, I would love to hear whatever you
know!

Thanks.

PS I think both Riga and Stutthof pages on JewishGen would benefit from
some expanding; the current content is very limited, and a lot more is
known by the members of this SIG, judging >from what I have seen here in
the maillist.

------------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Sternin, Physics Dept, Brock U, St.Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1
http://www.physics.BrockU.CA/faculty/sternin.html
voice:(905)688-5550x3414 FAX:(905)682-9020 email: edik@...

Latvia SIG #Latvia the end of the Riga ghetto #latvia

Ed Sternin <edik@...>
 

When I asked this question in Toronto, at a recently concluded conference,
a speaker sent me to the JewishGen site where "everyting is there". I
reviewed it once again, and did not find the answer. So I would like to
ask of the entire SIG.

The time is spring 1944; Riga ghetto is pretty much gone, Mezhaparks
(Kaiserwald) camp is being closed up, with rail transports out to
Stutthof, and some killings in the Bikernieku forest (although the
majority of those had already happened in 1942-3, as the Big ghetto was
emptied). Apparently the loading onto rail transport takes place at the
Zasulauks train station, just outside Riga. This is a LOOONG march from
Mezhaparks, by the way.

Eventually, the Red Army overruns the german defences, and a large german
army group is cut off in Kurzeme, where some german resistance continues
for many months. The only route out is by sea >from Liepaja (Libava,
Libau).

Dundaga camp (in Kurzeme, near Valdemarpils) is also being emptied; the
remaining prisoners are marched towards Riga, presumably to be sent to
Stutthof; many die along the way. There is a recent account of the final
march, which runs into the front line and is abandoned by the germans to
the oncoming Red Army.

Now the questions: were the germans more successful in liquidating the
remaining Jews of Riga? Did all of them get shipped out to Stutthof, or
killed on the spot? Did any end up in Kurzeme with the surrounded german
troops, and even perhaps got shipped out to Germany >from Liepaja? [hard to
imagine, but it's a pretty short sea voyage, and the germans may have
needed some slaves to help evacuate their army by sea]

As far as I know, there are very few records >from Riga, although Peter
Lande reported recently that some survivor lists for Riga do exist (I do
not know which records these are). There are some transport records into
Stutthof in a recently acquired USHMM collection of 189 rolls of film.
As far as I know, none of it is accessible electronically.

If there are any experts on Kurzeme (in 1944-45) out there, or anyone who
knows something about the timeline of the above events, or some other
details, >from their personal research, I would love to hear whatever you
know!

Thanks.

PS I think both Riga and Stutthof pages on JewishGen would benefit from
some expanding; the current content is very limited, and a lot more is
known by the members of this SIG, judging >from what I have seen here in
the maillist.

------------------------------------------------------------------
Ed Sternin, Physics Dept, Brock U, St.Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1
http://www.physics.BrockU.CA/faculty/sternin.html
voice:(905)688-5550x3414 FAX:(905)682-9020 email: edik@...

kamenitz podulski #ukraine

Jimmy Rodgers <pigglet@...>
 

This is my first time writing on this forum. However, I have been
researching my family tree for years. Everytime I think I have found just
what I need for research I hit another brick wall. Playing hide and seek
as a child I always lost. After a while my older sisters and brother would
go in the house and eat a snack. Only after giving up and going inside
myself for a snack did I find everyone. It seems that once again I am
playing hide and seek only to discover that my ancestors are winning.

My maternal grandfather Harry BLASSMAN >from kamenitz podulski, russia
married Grandmother Esther BROWN BLASMAN whose parents (David Brown and
Yetta SUPHIRE BROWN came >from budapest, hungry). Mom has been told that
the blassman family lived on the border between russia and poland.
Although I have found a map of poland that goes well into the current
russia/ukrain area I still have yet to find a map that shows kamenitz
podulski on the russian side of the border.

Mom's first cousin sent me a copy of a passport for jews to travel to
jewish places is russia. It was issued to Fesia wife of Kendal or maybe
wendal Bluzman a resident of kamenetz-podulsk goubernia and the city of
kamenetz >from 1899 July 23 to 1900 July 23. We do not know why the last
name is spelt differenty.

Apparently, Grandma Esther has told Mom that the russian family came to
america on a boat and part way over it capsized. Everything was lost but
lives on board. I cannot find any record of a jewish ship wreck. If all
important papers were lost then why do I have this copy. Fesia BLUZMAN
took this passport to International Instutute of Los Angeles and had it
translated >from russian to american by Natalia L Tschskaloff, Nationality
Worker at 456 South Boyle Avenue. Escher D. Bartlett was the notary
public. This form was notarized on november 12, 1943.

I have tried researching in russian data bases for BLASMAN, BLASSMAN,
BLASMANN, BLASSMANN, BLUZMAN, BLUZZMAN BLUZMANN and BLUZZMANN. There is
nothing. Nowever, I research in polish data bases and everything for
BLASMAN in all forms show up. I have tried data bases for holocost victims
in russia, poland and germany and still nothing. I have even tried
researching in israel. The brick wall is about to break me apart. The
only good thing I have discovered and I already knew was that the last
child born to this family was born in new york. I cannot find any
paperwork on him either except a social security death index. This is all
I find for some of the family members.

Please, can anyone help me or point me in the right direction? My ultimate
goal for researching the family is to discover what tribe or tribes of
israel we are from. I know this is a long shot. I also want so much to
leave a legacy for my children. What better way than to give them a
genealogy family book. Thank you for any and all help no matter how great
or small.

Laura Eugenia ARNOLD RODGERS
pigglet@...
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine kamenitz podulski #ukraine

Jimmy Rodgers <pigglet@...>
 

This is my first time writing on this forum. However, I have been
researching my family tree for years. Everytime I think I have found just
what I need for research I hit another brick wall. Playing hide and seek
as a child I always lost. After a while my older sisters and brother would
go in the house and eat a snack. Only after giving up and going inside
myself for a snack did I find everyone. It seems that once again I am
playing hide and seek only to discover that my ancestors are winning.

My maternal grandfather Harry BLASSMAN >from kamenitz podulski, russia
married Grandmother Esther BROWN BLASMAN whose parents (David Brown and
Yetta SUPHIRE BROWN came >from budapest, hungry). Mom has been told that
the blassman family lived on the border between russia and poland.
Although I have found a map of poland that goes well into the current
russia/ukrain area I still have yet to find a map that shows kamenitz
podulski on the russian side of the border.

Mom's first cousin sent me a copy of a passport for jews to travel to
jewish places is russia. It was issued to Fesia wife of Kendal or maybe
wendal Bluzman a resident of kamenetz-podulsk goubernia and the city of
kamenetz >from 1899 July 23 to 1900 July 23. We do not know why the last
name is spelt differenty.

Apparently, Grandma Esther has told Mom that the russian family came to
america on a boat and part way over it capsized. Everything was lost but
lives on board. I cannot find any record of a jewish ship wreck. If all
important papers were lost then why do I have this copy. Fesia BLUZMAN
took this passport to International Instutute of Los Angeles and had it
translated >from russian to american by Natalia L Tschskaloff, Nationality
Worker at 456 South Boyle Avenue. Escher D. Bartlett was the notary
public. This form was notarized on november 12, 1943.

I have tried researching in russian data bases for BLASMAN, BLASSMAN,
BLASMANN, BLASSMANN, BLUZMAN, BLUZZMAN BLUZMANN and BLUZZMANN. There is
nothing. Nowever, I research in polish data bases and everything for
BLASMAN in all forms show up. I have tried data bases for holocost victims
in russia, poland and germany and still nothing. I have even tried
researching in israel. The brick wall is about to break me apart. The
only good thing I have discovered and I already knew was that the last
child born to this family was born in new york. I cannot find any
paperwork on him either except a social security death index. This is all
I find for some of the family members.

Please, can anyone help me or point me in the right direction? My ultimate
goal for researching the family is to discover what tribe or tribes of
israel we are from. I know this is a long shot. I also want so much to
leave a legacy for my children. What better way than to give them a
genealogy family book. Thank you for any and all help no matter how great
or small.

Laura Eugenia ARNOLD RODGERS
pigglet@...
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee