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Viewmate 1654: Yiddish Postcard from Poland to Paris #general

Richard Cooper <ric@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Thank you so much for your kindness in helping me to translate this
postcard. Wudja believe it - it's a Shana Tova card >from exactly 100
years ago! The postmark on the back is dated 17 IX 02, which I
interpret as 17 September 1902. The writer sends good wishes to his
sister-in-law >from himself, his wife, children and mother.
The post town is illegible apart >from the initial letters 'BAP...' which
I deduce to be Warszawa. It is addressed to Madame
MATELEVITCH who must be Anna MATELEVITCH
nee DANCYGER (Rawa Ruska1858-Paris 1906).
It looks as though the writer is a brother of Anna's husband Joseph
MATELEVITCH, my great-grand-uncle. This card is one of a pair:
the other is written in French, also sent >from Warszawa, to Joseph
MATELEVITCH >from his mother. Interesting that the mother writes
in perfect French while the son writes in Yiddish. She says poignantly
that she has not yet given up hope of seeing her grandchildren.
I do not know if she ever did.
Please accept this card on Viewmate 1654 as my antiquarian Shana
Tova to genners and their families everywhere!

Best wishes
Ric Cooper
Gosport, U K


WISHNEFSKY in Nezhin #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Betty Schwartz, your old e-mail bounces. Please contact Bert
Lazerow, lazer@..., about the WISHNEFSKY family in
Nezhin Ukraine.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA
lazer@...


Re: Seeking records about Polish doctors before & during the war #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Alan Glixman" <alan.glixman@...> wrote

Hello

I have a family member, Marysia (Mira) HONIGSTOCK (nee BROKMAN) born 1907
in Lodz who was a paediatrician (a child specialist). Marysia did not
survive the war.

In the few years before the war I know she lived and worked in Krosno,
Poland. She was in Krosno in 1941 (as shown in the JewishGen Holocaust
database). She *may* also afterwards have been in the Lodz Ghetto,
perhaps even as late as 1944.

Firstly, I am wondering if there are any civil records for Polish
doctors that might be available for the years before the war (or
records >from some professional medical associations)?

Secondly, I am wondering if there is any documentation of doctors who
worked in either the Krosno Ghetto or Lodz Ghetto?

Any help or advice would be gratefully accepted.

Regards

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia
Alan,

I am not aware of any available through the Net data compilation on Polish
medical association (s) or the practicing medical doctors prior to WWII.
If Marysia has compted her medical studies in Poland prior to 1939 you may
try to reach those univirsities mrdical schools.

To my best knowledge, main Polish Universities prior to WWII were in:

1.Krakow (Yagiellonian University) - Uniwersytet Jagiellonski
2. Warsaw University - Uniwersytet Warszawski

and two Universities that are now located in Ukraine and Lithuania

3. Lwow- Uniwersytet im. Jana Kazimierza
4.Wilna- Uniwersytet im. Stefana Batorego

It is also possible that Marysia has studied medicine abroad since in the
interwar Poland existed racist "quota" system restricting Jews to enter the
universities (Numerus nulus and numerus clausus).

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Canada


Warsaw telephone book -- 1960s #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I am (still) trying to find a cousin in Warsaw--a person by the name of
Piotr Zalewksi. I am exploring a number of different avenues to find him.

I know that his mother (Wladyslawa Zalewska) lived in Warsaw, and died
there in Warsaw 1968.

I am trying to find a Warsaw phone book >from around 1966 or 1967. Does
anyone know how I can do this?

Dan

P.S. Some details of my search:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/0414.tel/

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittedu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


Re: jewishgen digest: August 17, 2002 #general

luftman1@...
 

<< Subject: Where would I find naturalization and citizenship applications?
From: "Cory Streisinger" <corys@...> >>

For a more complete answer, see the Jewishgen FAQ item 12 at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html

Using the INS is a last resort. First look to NARA (in the region of
interest), then State Archives.

Al Luftman luftman1@... Natick, MA


"A Yiddish World Remembered" #general

SelmaN@...
 

In the Philadelphia PA USA area - Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 8:00 PM,
on WHYY, Channel 12

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
SelmaN@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 1654: Yiddish Postcard from Poland to Paris #general

Richard Cooper <ric@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Thank you so much for your kindness in helping me to translate this
postcard. Wudja believe it - it's a Shana Tova card >from exactly 100
years ago! The postmark on the back is dated 17 IX 02, which I
interpret as 17 September 1902. The writer sends good wishes to his
sister-in-law >from himself, his wife, children and mother.
The post town is illegible apart >from the initial letters 'BAP...' which
I deduce to be Warszawa. It is addressed to Madame
MATELEVITCH who must be Anna MATELEVITCH
nee DANCYGER (Rawa Ruska1858-Paris 1906).
It looks as though the writer is a brother of Anna's husband Joseph
MATELEVITCH, my great-grand-uncle. This card is one of a pair:
the other is written in French, also sent >from Warszawa, to Joseph
MATELEVITCH >from his mother. Interesting that the mother writes
in perfect French while the son writes in Yiddish. She says poignantly
that she has not yet given up hope of seeing her grandchildren.
I do not know if she ever did.
Please accept this card on Viewmate 1654 as my antiquarian Shana
Tova to genners and their families everywhere!

Best wishes
Ric Cooper
Gosport, U K


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WISHNEFSKY in Nezhin #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Betty Schwartz, your old e-mail bounces. Please contact Bert
Lazerow, lazer@..., about the WISHNEFSKY family in
Nezhin Ukraine.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA
lazer@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking records about Polish doctors before & during the war #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Alan Glixman" <alan.glixman@...> wrote

Hello

I have a family member, Marysia (Mira) HONIGSTOCK (nee BROKMAN) born 1907
in Lodz who was a paediatrician (a child specialist). Marysia did not
survive the war.

In the few years before the war I know she lived and worked in Krosno,
Poland. She was in Krosno in 1941 (as shown in the JewishGen Holocaust
database). She *may* also afterwards have been in the Lodz Ghetto,
perhaps even as late as 1944.

Firstly, I am wondering if there are any civil records for Polish
doctors that might be available for the years before the war (or
records >from some professional medical associations)?

Secondly, I am wondering if there is any documentation of doctors who
worked in either the Krosno Ghetto or Lodz Ghetto?

Any help or advice would be gratefully accepted.

Regards

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia
Alan,

I am not aware of any available through the Net data compilation on Polish
medical association (s) or the practicing medical doctors prior to WWII.
If Marysia has compted her medical studies in Poland prior to 1939 you may
try to reach those univirsities mrdical schools.

To my best knowledge, main Polish Universities prior to WWII were in:

1.Krakow (Yagiellonian University) - Uniwersytet Jagiellonski
2. Warsaw University - Uniwersytet Warszawski

and two Universities that are now located in Ukraine and Lithuania

3. Lwow- Uniwersytet im. Jana Kazimierza
4.Wilna- Uniwersytet im. Stefana Batorego

It is also possible that Marysia has studied medicine abroad since in the
interwar Poland existed racist "quota" system restricting Jews to enter the
universities (Numerus nulus and numerus clausus).

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Warsaw telephone book -- 1960s #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I am (still) trying to find a cousin in Warsaw--a person by the name of
Piotr Zalewksi. I am exploring a number of different avenues to find him.

I know that his mother (Wladyslawa Zalewska) lived in Warsaw, and died
there in Warsaw 1968.

I am trying to find a Warsaw phone book >from around 1966 or 1967. Does
anyone know how I can do this?

Dan

P.S. Some details of my search:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/0414.tel/

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittedu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: jewishgen digest: August 17, 2002 #general

luftman1@...
 

<< Subject: Where would I find naturalization and citizenship applications?
From: "Cory Streisinger" <corys@...> >>

For a more complete answer, see the Jewishgen FAQ item 12 at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html

Using the INS is a last resort. First look to NARA (in the region of
interest), then State Archives.

Al Luftman luftman1@... Natick, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "A Yiddish World Remembered" #general

SelmaN@...
 

In the Philadelphia PA USA area - Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 8:00 PM,
on WHYY, Channel 12

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
SelmaN@...


Ellis Island REearch #lithuania

ourabey@...
 

I would be appreciative of assistance in the following:
1) Is there a way to look at all the names of persons who sailed on a
certain ship on a certain date?
2) Is there a listing of all the ships that sailed to Ellis Island or any
other method to confirm that information regarding a ship arrival on
naturalization papers is indeed accurate?

Thank you
Marcia Cohan Silberfarb

Researching: Rose and Morris BERNSTEIN , LOUIS KAPLAN, SAM ELLIS COHEN,
CELIA KAPLAN COHEN, CARL COHEN >from GLENS FALLS, NY;
Shtetls in the VILKOMER (UKMERGE) area of LITHUANIA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you read the JewishGen Infofile on the Ellis Island Database, it will help answer your question. Any other answer to Marcia's question should be sent privately since a thread on the EIDB itself is not on-topic for this list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ellis Island REearch #lithuania

ourabey@...
 

I would be appreciative of assistance in the following:
1) Is there a way to look at all the names of persons who sailed on a
certain ship on a certain date?
2) Is there a listing of all the ships that sailed to Ellis Island or any
other method to confirm that information regarding a ship arrival on
naturalization papers is indeed accurate?

Thank you
Marcia Cohan Silberfarb

Researching: Rose and Morris BERNSTEIN , LOUIS KAPLAN, SAM ELLIS COHEN,
CELIA KAPLAN COHEN, CARL COHEN >from GLENS FALLS, NY;
Shtetls in the VILKOMER (UKMERGE) area of LITHUANIA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you read the JewishGen Infofile on the Ellis Island Database, it will help answer your question. Any other answer to Marcia's question should be sent privately since a thread on the EIDB itself is not on-topic for this list.


Kotler/Notis of Kovne-Slobodke #lithuania

yashad@...
 

My great-grandparents were Morris (Moishe Aharon) CUTLER (nee KOTLER) and
Hannah (nee NOTIS, original spelling NOTES, descended >from the Kohanim).
Morris' father was Shraga-Feivish ben-Avrohom KOTLER. Hannah's father was
Markel (Meir) ben-Tanchum (Tanchel) HaKohen NOTES. The entire family came
from Kovne-Slobodke, Lithuania.
My mother's first-cousin has incessantly told me on numerous occasions that the famous comedian, writer and librettist Abe BURROWS (1910-85), nee
BOROWITZ, who co-wrote and co-produced the screenplays "Guys and Dolls"
(1950) and "How To Succeed in Business Without Even Trying" (1961), was her second-cousin through his mother, Julia (nee SALZBERG).

Accordingly, both my grandfather's sister and Julia (Yehudis), first cousins to each other, arrived in N.Y. City together on the same steamship (SS Bluecher in 1908) >from Kovne. Julia's mother was Chana; apparently both Morris and Chana were full siblings. In turn, Abe's son, James BURROWS (1940-), executive producer of the popular long-running television sitcoms "Taxi" (1978-83) and "Cheers" (1982-93), is thereby my third-cousin through the CUTLER/KOTLER line.

Anyone with any further information about these families would be gratefully appreciated, preferably through a personal reply. I am currently working on a family history, which I am dedicating to the memories of both my mother and grandfather, whom I was very close to.

Irwin Gordon (YaShad)
Brooklyn, NY
E-mail: yashad@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kotler/Notis of Kovne-Slobodke #lithuania

yashad@...
 

My great-grandparents were Morris (Moishe Aharon) CUTLER (nee KOTLER) and
Hannah (nee NOTIS, original spelling NOTES, descended >from the Kohanim).
Morris' father was Shraga-Feivish ben-Avrohom KOTLER. Hannah's father was
Markel (Meir) ben-Tanchum (Tanchel) HaKohen NOTES. The entire family came
from Kovne-Slobodke, Lithuania.
My mother's first-cousin has incessantly told me on numerous occasions that the famous comedian, writer and librettist Abe BURROWS (1910-85), nee
BOROWITZ, who co-wrote and co-produced the screenplays "Guys and Dolls"
(1950) and "How To Succeed in Business Without Even Trying" (1961), was her second-cousin through his mother, Julia (nee SALZBERG).

Accordingly, both my grandfather's sister and Julia (Yehudis), first cousins to each other, arrived in N.Y. City together on the same steamship (SS Bluecher in 1908) >from Kovne. Julia's mother was Chana; apparently both Morris and Chana were full siblings. In turn, Abe's son, James BURROWS (1940-), executive producer of the popular long-running television sitcoms "Taxi" (1978-83) and "Cheers" (1982-93), is thereby my third-cousin through the CUTLER/KOTLER line.

Anyone with any further information about these families would be gratefully appreciated, preferably through a personal reply. I am currently working on a family history, which I am dedicating to the memories of both my mother and grandfather, whom I was very close to.

Irwin Gordon (YaShad)
Brooklyn, NY
E-mail: yashad@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Molodetchno/Vilnius #lithuania

Braslow <mbraslow@...>
 

Dear Litvaksig members:

I have been tracing my maternal grandfather's family and found the
family comes >from the town of Molodetchno, not far >from Vilna.
My grandfather's mother was named "Rosemary Axelrod before
she married Morris Zaretsky and that is the sum total of information
I have.

A wonderful person >from our group (Sam Axelrod) taught me that
there were (2) Axelrod families in Molodetchno, quite unrelated.
Unfortunately, it seems we are >from separate families.
His great help was that the "other" Axelrod family was related to
"GOTKOVICH". Is there anyone out there related to Gotkovich, who might know
the Axelrod family? Any help would be a godsend!

Thanks.
Maxine Potchinsky/Braslow
mbraslow@...

Researching: ZARETSKY (Molodetchno) SALTSBERG (Kaunas)
AXELROD (Molodetchno) MERLING (Austria)
GOTKOVICH (Molodetchno KLEIN (Hungary)
BRASLOW (Korsun) LISHNOFF (Korsun)
POTCHINSKY (Berdetchiv)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Make sure you search for -- and register -- both names and the town in the JewishGen Family Finder.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Molodetchno/Vilnius #lithuania

Braslow <mbraslow@...>
 

Dear Litvaksig members:

I have been tracing my maternal grandfather's family and found the
family comes >from the town of Molodetchno, not far >from Vilna.
My grandfather's mother was named "Rosemary Axelrod before
she married Morris Zaretsky and that is the sum total of information
I have.

A wonderful person >from our group (Sam Axelrod) taught me that
there were (2) Axelrod families in Molodetchno, quite unrelated.
Unfortunately, it seems we are >from separate families.
His great help was that the "other" Axelrod family was related to
"GOTKOVICH". Is there anyone out there related to Gotkovich, who might know
the Axelrod family? Any help would be a godsend!

Thanks.
Maxine Potchinsky/Braslow
mbraslow@...

Researching: ZARETSKY (Molodetchno) SALTSBERG (Kaunas)
AXELROD (Molodetchno) MERLING (Austria)
GOTKOVICH (Molodetchno KLEIN (Hungary)
BRASLOW (Korsun) LISHNOFF (Korsun)
POTCHINSKY (Berdetchiv)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Make sure you search for -- and register -- both names and the town in the JewishGen Family Finder.


How to contact Stephen Morse? #general

ourabey@...
 

I trie to email Stephen Morse at spmorse@... and message was
returned. Does anyone know current address? Thank you.
Marcia Silberfarb

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Ellis Island GULNIK sisters #general

Goulnik, Yves {PBC~Basel}
 

I recently posted a ViewMate request regarding Leib and Sore
Gulnick in transit to Canada who were both listed in the EIDB
as women (1907). The ship manifests does not is hard to read
but clearly marks Sore as sister.

Had I done some research I would have realized that Leib is a
man's name. However, I trace them back today when I called Sam
Gulnick whom I found in the Canadian yellow pages.

I explained my genealogical research and he said at some point
his father's name was Louis who had a sister Sarah, so I had to
take a closer look at this ship manifest. I'll have to call him
back and check this 'Friend Verhowski'.

I wanted to share this in support of a recent comment s.o. made
to the effect that one should never give up finding relatives.
looking things up, and looking again...

thanks,Yv

Yves GOULNIK

Mulhouse (Alsace), France
yves.goulnik@...
http://goulniky.free.fr/

researching :
GULNIK / GULNICK / GOULNIK / GOLNIK / GOLNICK >from Ternovka then
Odessa, Ukraine; CHAPOCHNIK / CHLAPOCHNIK / SCHAPOSHNIK / SHLAPOSHNIK
PIKOWSKI