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flood-damaged Jewish sites #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Re: flood-damaged Jewish sites
World Jewish Congress sees task force restoring flood-damaged Jewish sites.
Undoubtedly many records of genealogical interest have been destroyed in
this recent flood.

In the Czech capital, Prague, a number of important Jewish sites -
including the Alt-Neu Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue and the Jewish
museum - have been damaged in the floods. The site of the Teresinstadt
concentration camp, outside Prague, was also flooded, as was the basement
of the Dresden Synagogue in Germany. The synagogue, which was destroyed by
the Nazis on Kristalnacht in November 1938, was only reopened last year.

See full article at: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/
Click on : WJC sees task force restoring flood-damaged Jewish sites in
Europe
--
koosh@...
Bernard Kouchel


Re: Cohans #general

DonnDevine@...
 

Marc Nomberg wrote:

<< Is anyone doing any research into recording the Cohans(preists that
came >from Moses' brother Aaron) ?
My grandfather and his family claimed to be >from this group.
I would appreciated any info that you might have. Thank you, Marc Nomberg >>

Their is a commercial service that tests for the Cohanim genetic marker,
and which partners with jewishgen.org. Futher information is at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/ >

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE

MODERATOR NOTE: The above DNA webpage also has a link to JewishGen's
DNA mailing list, where discussions of genetic testing may take place.


1960s NYU student - NEWMAN #general

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Does anyone have yearbooks >from New York University for the early
1960s? I am looking for an art education major named Peter NEWMAN. I
have been told that he was at NYU around 1962-66. His uncle was
Barnet Newman, the modern artist. His father was George Newman who
died in 1961.

All suggestions on locating him would be welcome.

Reeva Kimble
Eugene, Oregon

web site: <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>

Searching:
LAVSKI, LAWSKI/Lomza & Bialystok,Poland/Israel,US
GORZALCZANY/Czyzewo, Poland NAIMAN, NAJMAN, SURALSKI, /Wasosz &
Lomza, Poland/Israel,US CIECHANOWICZ, TZECHANOVITZ, ROZENBERG/Goworowo,
Sniadowo & Lomza, Poland/US,Israel PIATNICKI, GRUDZIEN,
GRUDZIENSKI/Lomza ZOLOTOROFE, SAMBURSKY, LIFSHITZ, SUPANITZKE,
YAROWSKY/Berezovka, Priluki, Ukraine/NY, Israel


Five Points & Shearith Israel's cemeteries (was Mt.Zion cemetery) #general

Rob Selden <rselden@...>
 

1. Actually, Five Points wasn't in SOHO, but just a few blocks to the
southwest of Chatham Square. It was called that because 5 blocks of
tenements formed points into the intersection of 3 streets - Orange (now
Baxter), Anthony (now Worth), Cross (part of which remains as Park St).
In this century some of those streets disappeared and others were cut
through, but Five Points was approximately at the intersection of what's
now Worth and Baxter Streets - the original intersection was within the
site of what's now the Chatham Towers Houses.

2. Chronology of Shearith Israel's Manhattan cemeteries
a) Wall street area cemetery 1656-c.1682
b) Chatham Square - in use >from 1682 to 1828, when the area around the
Collect Pond was known as Paradise Square. The Collect was filled in
1808, but by 1820 the neighborhood became a slum as the landfill in the
Collect began to sink. The only thing that preserved the cemetery was
its elevation above the Collect, but the City prohibited burials south
of Canal Street in 1830.
c) West 11th Street - 1805-1829
d) West 21st Street - 1829-1859


Re: Dlhe Klcovo or Hosszumezzo, Slovakia #hungary

GreGG <gregg@...>
 

My mother, Leni nee Klein, had always told us that she was born in
Dlhe Klcovo but upon searching the LDS microfilm record of her birth
I found that she was born in Hosszumezzo (which I had never heard of
before). Can anyone tell me anything about these towns/villages or
perhaps explain the discrepancy?Thank you,
Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel
Dear Avraham,

before WW1 Slovakia did not exist as a state, it was part of the
Hungarian Kingdom within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
The Slovak language was not official, the official language was
Hungarian, thus the names of the places were only in Hungarian like -
Kosice / Kassa, Bratislava / Pozsony etc.

Dlhe Klcovo might be the name of the village, which until 1918 was
formally known as Hosszumezo (it means long field in Hungarian).

Regards,

G. Gembala

Researching:
GLEICH, ESKREIS, PILLERSDORF, JANCZER, KLETZEL (Galicia), SIMSON (U.S.)


Re: Where is Riverside Cemetery/NYC? #general

Brian Stern <brians@...>
 

A relative was buried in the Riverside Cemtetery,NYC. Place of death was
Manhattan. The Funeral Director was the Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 W
76th NYC. I have been unable to find this cemetery in NYC. Closest
cemetery with this name is in Bergen, NJ. Could this be the one I am
looking for.
Riverside Memorial Chapel at the address you show is listed in the yellow
pages. Phone them and ask them.

The Riverside Cemetery in hackensack is also listed in the phone book.
Call them and ask them if your relative is buried there.

Brian Stern
brians@...
Lexington, KY


Three Malka FINKEL'SZTEINs with the same year of birth #general

David Kravitz
 

"I have a problem that I want your opinion about: Some time ago I found
two occurances of Malka Finkel'sztein married to two different KRONMAN's
in Zdunska Wola:............"

A totally fascinating enquiry and story. May I suggest a possible solution?

All three women called Malka were one and the same. Zelman (or Zalman) is
the yiddish for Solomon and is often Anglicized as Simeon. A tradition in
the Jewish way of life was that should a man's wife die and hwr sister was
single, then he would marry her. Perhaps this happened in reverse and she
as a widow remarried early in life her single brother-in-law. At some time
later her second husband died and she married either a third (widowed)
brother or relative and the son getting married was not really her son,
but stepson.

I look forward to reading the resolution of this story.


David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England


Re: Jewish Calendars #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear Arlene,

You can download the best Hebrew-Civil calendar converter at www.aish.com .
It's called Aish Luach & you can find it by typing aish luach into the
search field on that site.

Best wishes,

Saul Marks
On holiday in Devon, SW England

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL for this calendar converter is
<http://www.aish.com/literacy/reference/aishluach_(luach_means_-calendar-_in_hebrew).asp>

It is one single URL; if you see it split into two lines, paste them one
after the other into your browser.


REDMAN or REDMOND, London 1920 #general

David Harris <dharris1@...>
 

I need some help >from the London directories. The ship manifest of a
cousin has his last residence in 1920 as 38 St. Gabriel's Road in London
and the party's name as Mr. REDMAN. Another relative believes the name to
really be REDMOND. It's possible that he was a fashion designer or
clothing manufacturer, since that's where my cousin learned his trade
before coming to America.

Mapquest identifies St. Gabriel's Road to be in the Willesden region which
may have had a significant Jewish population at that time. I could use
help in identifying the precise name(s) of the Redman/Redmond people
living there in/or about 1920. They may have changed their surname >from
RUBIN.

Thanks for your help. Please contact me directly.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dharris1@...


Baron FLONDER #romania

earlstamp <earlstamp@...>
 

I am looking for information on a Baron FLONDER of Bukovina. I was told by a
relative that my grand father Gershon ROSTOKER was the director of his
estate.Any info will help,
Thanks
Earl
e-mail earlstamp@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen flood-damaged Jewish sites #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Re: flood-damaged Jewish sites
World Jewish Congress sees task force restoring flood-damaged Jewish sites.
Undoubtedly many records of genealogical interest have been destroyed in
this recent flood.

In the Czech capital, Prague, a number of important Jewish sites -
including the Alt-Neu Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue and the Jewish
museum - have been damaged in the floods. The site of the Teresinstadt
concentration camp, outside Prague, was also flooded, as was the basement
of the Dresden Synagogue in Germany. The synagogue, which was destroyed by
the Nazis on Kristalnacht in November 1938, was only reopened last year.

See full article at: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/
Click on : WJC sees task force restoring flood-damaged Jewish sites in
Europe
--
koosh@...
Bernard Kouchel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cohans #general

DonnDevine@...
 

Marc Nomberg wrote:

<< Is anyone doing any research into recording the Cohans(preists that
came >from Moses' brother Aaron) ?
My grandfather and his family claimed to be >from this group.
I would appreciated any info that you might have. Thank you, Marc Nomberg >>

Their is a commercial service that tests for the Cohanim genetic marker,
and which partners with jewishgen.org. Futher information is at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/ >

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE

MODERATOR NOTE: The above DNA webpage also has a link to JewishGen's
DNA mailing list, where discussions of genetic testing may take place.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1960s NYU student - NEWMAN #general

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Does anyone have yearbooks >from New York University for the early
1960s? I am looking for an art education major named Peter NEWMAN. I
have been told that he was at NYU around 1962-66. His uncle was
Barnet Newman, the modern artist. His father was George Newman who
died in 1961.

All suggestions on locating him would be welcome.

Reeva Kimble
Eugene, Oregon

web site: <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>

Searching:
LAVSKI, LAWSKI/Lomza & Bialystok,Poland/Israel,US
GORZALCZANY/Czyzewo, Poland NAIMAN, NAJMAN, SURALSKI, /Wasosz &
Lomza, Poland/Israel,US CIECHANOWICZ, TZECHANOVITZ, ROZENBERG/Goworowo,
Sniadowo & Lomza, Poland/US,Israel PIATNICKI, GRUDZIEN,
GRUDZIENSKI/Lomza ZOLOTOROFE, SAMBURSKY, LIFSHITZ, SUPANITZKE,
YAROWSKY/Berezovka, Priluki, Ukraine/NY, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Five Points & Shearith Israel's cemeteries (was Mt.Zion cemetery) #general

Rob Selden <rselden@...>
 

1. Actually, Five Points wasn't in SOHO, but just a few blocks to the
southwest of Chatham Square. It was called that because 5 blocks of
tenements formed points into the intersection of 3 streets - Orange (now
Baxter), Anthony (now Worth), Cross (part of which remains as Park St).
In this century some of those streets disappeared and others were cut
through, but Five Points was approximately at the intersection of what's
now Worth and Baxter Streets - the original intersection was within the
site of what's now the Chatham Towers Houses.

2. Chronology of Shearith Israel's Manhattan cemeteries
a) Wall street area cemetery 1656-c.1682
b) Chatham Square - in use >from 1682 to 1828, when the area around the
Collect Pond was known as Paradise Square. The Collect was filled in
1808, but by 1820 the neighborhood became a slum as the landfill in the
Collect began to sink. The only thing that preserved the cemetery was
its elevation above the Collect, but the City prohibited burials south
of Canal Street in 1830.
c) West 11th Street - 1805-1829
d) West 21st Street - 1829-1859


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dlhe Klcovo or Hosszumezzo, Slovakia #general

GreGG <gregg@...>
 

My mother, Leni nee Klein, had always told us that she was born in
Dlhe Klcovo but upon searching the LDS microfilm record of her birth
I found that she was born in Hosszumezzo (which I had never heard of
before). Can anyone tell me anything about these towns/villages or
perhaps explain the discrepancy?Thank you,
Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel
Dear Avraham,

before WW1 Slovakia did not exist as a state, it was part of the
Hungarian Kingdom within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
The Slovak language was not official, the official language was
Hungarian, thus the names of the places were only in Hungarian like -
Kosice / Kassa, Bratislava / Pozsony etc.

Dlhe Klcovo might be the name of the village, which until 1918 was
formally known as Hosszumezo (it means long field in Hungarian).

Regards,

G. Gembala

Researching:
GLEICH, ESKREIS, PILLERSDORF, JANCZER, KLETZEL (Galicia), SIMSON (U.S.)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Riverside Cemetery/NYC? #general

Brian Stern <brians@...>
 

A relative was buried in the Riverside Cemtetery,NYC. Place of death was
Manhattan. The Funeral Director was the Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 W
76th NYC. I have been unable to find this cemetery in NYC. Closest
cemetery with this name is in Bergen, NJ. Could this be the one I am
looking for.
Riverside Memorial Chapel at the address you show is listed in the yellow
pages. Phone them and ask them.

The Riverside Cemetery in hackensack is also listed in the phone book.
Call them and ask them if your relative is buried there.

Brian Stern
brians@...
Lexington, KY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Three Malka FINKEL'SZTEINs with the same year of birth #general

David Kravitz
 

"I have a problem that I want your opinion about: Some time ago I found
two occurances of Malka Finkel'sztein married to two different KRONMAN's
in Zdunska Wola:............"

A totally fascinating enquiry and story. May I suggest a possible solution?

All three women called Malka were one and the same. Zelman (or Zalman) is
the yiddish for Solomon and is often Anglicized as Simeon. A tradition in
the Jewish way of life was that should a man's wife die and hwr sister was
single, then he would marry her. Perhaps this happened in reverse and she
as a widow remarried early in life her single brother-in-law. At some time
later her second husband died and she married either a third (widowed)
brother or relative and the son getting married was not really her son,
but stepson.

I look forward to reading the resolution of this story.


David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Calendars #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear Arlene,

You can download the best Hebrew-Civil calendar converter at www.aish.com .
It's called Aish Luach & you can find it by typing aish luach into the
search field on that site.

Best wishes,

Saul Marks
On holiday in Devon, SW England

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL for this calendar converter is
<http://www.aish.com/literacy/reference/aishluach_(luach_means_-calendar-_in_hebrew).asp>

It is one single URL; if you see it split into two lines, paste them one
after the other into your browser.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen REDMAN or REDMOND, London 1920 #general

David Harris <dharris1@...>
 

I need some help >from the London directories. The ship manifest of a
cousin has his last residence in 1920 as 38 St. Gabriel's Road in London
and the party's name as Mr. REDMAN. Another relative believes the name to
really be REDMOND. It's possible that he was a fashion designer or
clothing manufacturer, since that's where my cousin learned his trade
before coming to America.

Mapquest identifies St. Gabriel's Road to be in the Willesden region which
may have had a significant Jewish population at that time. I could use
help in identifying the precise name(s) of the Redman/Redmond people
living there in/or about 1920. They may have changed their surname >from
RUBIN.

Thanks for your help. Please contact me directly.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dharris1@...


Romania SIG #Romania Baron FLONDER #romania

earlstamp <earlstamp@...>
 

I am looking for information on a Baron FLONDER of Bukovina. I was told by a
relative that my grand father Gershon ROSTOKER was the director of his
estate.Any info will help,
Thanks
Earl
e-mail earlstamp@...