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ZORBAS and Jews of Greece/Crete #general

Ronald S.Lauder Foundation <laudergen@...>
 

Dear Friends:

We are trying to assist a Polish citizen find out more
about his late father whom he never knew, a man
surnamed ZORBAS. The rumors are that his father was a
Greek Jew who fled to Poland for political reasons in
the late 1940s. We are trying to determine if he was,
in fact, Jewish. Where was he from? Who was his
family?

We are aware of a place in Crete called Zorbas, but it
is the surname that interests us.

If anyone on this list:

1) is familiar with this surname; or
2) can direct us to a Greek Jewry specialist or
institution; or
3) knows of good sources of information about the
Greek Communist Party in the 1940s [we're serious!],

Please let us know privately.

Many thanks and best wishes in the coming year 5763!

Sincerely,

Yale J. Reisner & Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project
at the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, Warsaw
laudergen@jewish.org.pl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZORBAS and Jews of Greece/Crete #general

Ronald S.Lauder Foundation <laudergen@...>
 

Dear Friends:

We are trying to assist a Polish citizen find out more
about his late father whom he never knew, a man
surnamed ZORBAS. The rumors are that his father was a
Greek Jew who fled to Poland for political reasons in
the late 1940s. We are trying to determine if he was,
in fact, Jewish. Where was he from? Who was his
family?

We are aware of a place in Crete called Zorbas, but it
is the surname that interests us.

If anyone on this list:

1) is familiar with this surname; or
2) can direct us to a Greek Jewry specialist or
institution; or
3) knows of good sources of information about the
Greek Communist Party in the 1940s [we're serious!],

Please let us know privately.

Many thanks and best wishes in the coming year 5763!

Sincerely,

Yale J. Reisner & Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project
at the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, Warsaw
laudergen@jewish.org.pl


Tuberous Sclerosis #dna

Joyce Eastman <wldwoman1@...>
 

If anyone has any experience with Tuberous Sclerosis in their family or has
knowledge of any frequency of this disease in the Jewish/Eastern European
population, please contact me.


Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


DNA Research #DNA Tuberous Sclerosis #dna

Joyce Eastman <wldwoman1@...>
 

If anyone has any experience with Tuberous Sclerosis in their family or has
knowledge of any frequency of this disease in the Jewish/Eastern European
population, please contact me.


Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


1901 Census - search issues & yeshivas #unitedkingdom

Barry Young <b_i_young@...>
 

I posted a query regarding searching the 1901 census database, received some
replies - thanks to those who helped.

I was looking for my Chaikin family, could not find them. I have now found
them by searching for siblings. They were recorded as Ikind! My paternal
grandmother signed her marriage certificate as Chaikind, so maybe it's not
so strange.

The search data shows my maternal grandmother as born in Russia, the census
page stated London. I was searching for London born. Incidentally, I have
not found her birth at the FRC.

A question..

My paternal grandfather Lewis YANOFSKY is not listed with his family, I
cannot find him anywhere in the census. I wonder if he could have been in a
yeshiva in London, he was around 20 at the time. Any ideas of yeshiva names
so I can do an Institutional search?

Barry Young
Barnet, Herts


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom 1901 Census - search issues & yeshivas #unitedkingdom

Barry Young <b_i_young@...>
 

I posted a query regarding searching the 1901 census database, received some
replies - thanks to those who helped.

I was looking for my Chaikin family, could not find them. I have now found
them by searching for siblings. They were recorded as Ikind! My paternal
grandmother signed her marriage certificate as Chaikind, so maybe it's not
so strange.

The search data shows my maternal grandmother as born in Russia, the census
page stated London. I was searching for London born. Incidentally, I have
not found her birth at the FRC.

A question..

My paternal grandfather Lewis YANOFSKY is not listed with his family, I
cannot find him anywhere in the census. I wonder if he could have been in a
yeshiva in London, he was around 20 at the time. Any ideas of yeshiva names
so I can do an Institutional search?

Barry Young
Barnet, Herts


Re: Jews in the Military, Poland, WWII #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

There are a number of web pages about these volumes hosted on Ada Holtzman's
website. The list of names >from volume 5 is included in its entirety. You
can view the site here:

http://www.zchor.org/meirtchak/meirtchak.htm

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


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Subject: Jews in the Military, Poland, WWII
From: Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 08:08:39 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Through interlibrary loan, I have collected 6 volumes that list Jews
who served in the armed forces in Poland during World War II. The
author is Benjamin Meirtchak. (Details are below.) Within each
volume, there are many separate lists, thereby making a thorough
search for a surname across all of the volumes quite tedious. It
would certainly be useful to have these lists available on the web.
I count about 600 pages in these books, for a total of (likely) over
ten-thousand names. Has anyone considered trying to make such a
database on the web? Or perhaps does one already exist?

........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH


*TITLE: Jews-officers in the Polish armed forces, 1939-1945
*AUTHOR(S): Meirtchak, Benjamin.
*PUBLICATION: Tel Aviv : Association of Jewish War Veterans of the
Polish Armies in Israel, 2001
*DESCRIPTION: vii, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
*LANGUAGE: English
*STANDARD NO: LCCN: 2002-394955

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JRI Poland #Poland Re: Jews in the Military, Poland, WWII #poland

Aaron Slotnik
 

There are a number of web pages about these volumes hosted on Ada Holtzman's
website. The list of names >from volume 5 is included in its entirety. You
can view the site here:

http://www.zchor.org/meirtchak/meirtchak.htm

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


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Subject: Jews in the Military, Poland, WWII
From: Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 08:08:39 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Through interlibrary loan, I have collected 6 volumes that list Jews
who served in the armed forces in Poland during World War II. The
author is Benjamin Meirtchak. (Details are below.) Within each
volume, there are many separate lists, thereby making a thorough
search for a surname across all of the volumes quite tedious. It
would certainly be useful to have these lists available on the web.
I count about 600 pages in these books, for a total of (likely) over
ten-thousand names. Has anyone considered trying to make such a
database on the web? Or perhaps does one already exist?

........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH


*TITLE: Jews-officers in the Polish armed forces, 1939-1945
*AUTHOR(S): Meirtchak, Benjamin.
*PUBLICATION: Tel Aviv : Association of Jewish War Veterans of the
Polish Armies in Israel, 2001
*DESCRIPTION: vii, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
*LANGUAGE: English
*STANDARD NO: LCCN: 2002-394955

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Re: A Mystery! #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Eric writes:

I have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone has any suggestions: In the
Hamburg emigration lists, there are two records for a Benjamin and Sara
BENJAMINSOHN >from Goldingen who emigrated to New York in June 1891. Given
the names and the small size of Goldingen, I'm pretty sure that these are
relatives. I have searched through every possible name variation in the
online 1900 U.S. Federal census for all 50 states and can find no record at
all. Also no Social Security records. I figure the following are
possibilities:
There is still another possibility, Eric. If you found them on the Hamburg
lists twice in the same month and year, it could be that they missed the
boat [excuse the pun], or changed their minds about coming. If you could
locate the manifest itself, you might find their names crossed off. There
might be many reasons for that: they might have taken sick; changed their
minds; died, God forbid; been in an accident or any number of other
reasons. On the other hand, I did find these Benjaminsohns on the Ellis
Island site:

Benjaminsohn,Samuel 19y 1912
Benjaminsohn,Selde 22y 1909

Benjaminsohn,Selma 22y 1909




If there is anyone else who has relatives >from Goldingen, I made a list of
all the Ellis Island entries for Goldingen and would be glad to look them
up for you.

Martha
President of the SIG Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: A Mystery! #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Eric writes:

I have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone has any suggestions: In the
Hamburg emigration lists, there are two records for a Benjamin and Sara
BENJAMINSOHN >from Goldingen who emigrated to New York in June 1891. Given
the names and the small size of Goldingen, I'm pretty sure that these are
relatives. I have searched through every possible name variation in the
online 1900 U.S. Federal census for all 50 states and can find no record at
all. Also no Social Security records. I figure the following are
possibilities:
There is still another possibility, Eric. If you found them on the Hamburg
lists twice in the same month and year, it could be that they missed the
boat [excuse the pun], or changed their minds about coming. If you could
locate the manifest itself, you might find their names crossed off. There
might be many reasons for that: they might have taken sick; changed their
minds; died, God forbid; been in an accident or any number of other
reasons. On the other hand, I did find these Benjaminsohns on the Ellis
Island site:

Benjaminsohn,Samuel 19y 1912
Benjaminsohn,Selde 22y 1909

Benjaminsohn,Selma 22y 1909




If there is anyone else who has relatives >from Goldingen, I made a list of
all the Ellis Island entries for Goldingen and would be glad to look them
up for you.

Martha
President of the SIG Latvia


SITE CITE - German Genealogy #germany

harry pick <hkpick@...>
 

Dear Siggers!
This German Genealogy web-site may be of interest to many of you; it is
available in English also.
Kativa we Chatima Tova---May You be inscribed and sealed for a Happy and
Healthy New Year ! May HaSH"M give us strength and bless all of us with
peace !!!

http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html

Harry K. Pick West Hartford CT

MODERATOR NOTE: This and many other similar websites can be found at
the GerSig website "Resources" page.


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - German Genealogy #germany

harry pick <hkpick@...>
 

Dear Siggers!
This German Genealogy web-site may be of interest to many of you; it is
available in English also.
Kativa we Chatima Tova---May You be inscribed and sealed for a Happy and
Healthy New Year ! May HaSH"M give us strength and bless all of us with
peace !!!

http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html

Harry K. Pick West Hartford CT

MODERATOR NOTE: This and many other similar websites can be found at
the GerSig website "Resources" page.


looking for Sam MOSES #romania

william gordon <williamgordon99@...>
 

OBviously, both my typing and proofreading was in error.
Sam MOSES came to Montreal in 1883. That datum and his age
from the 1901 Montreal census gave me his age at the time
of his arrival.

William Gordon
williamgordon99@yahoo.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please always add your place of
residence with your signature. It will help to get
better and more specific responses.


Romania SIG #Romania looking for Sam MOSES #romania

william gordon <williamgordon99@...>
 

OBviously, both my typing and proofreading was in error.
Sam MOSES came to Montreal in 1883. That datum and his age
from the 1901 Montreal census gave me his age at the time
of his arrival.

William Gordon
williamgordon99@yahoo.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please always add your place of
residence with your signature. It will help to get
better and more specific responses.


40 year memorial of Bernard VOEHL (HaCohen) #general

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

This year will be the 40th memorial anniversary (Yorsite)
of Bernard Voehl . The family would like to heard >from people
who knew him or his family. The details are as following:

Bernard Voehl - Baruch Chaim ben Shmuel HaCohen
son of Samuel and Clara Voehl
Born: July 6, 1910
Died: Dec. 26 1962 (2nd night of Channuka)

Born in Gedern, Germany, moved to Frankfurt.
Left Germany in 1937, immigrated to NY.

Married Gerda Oppenheim - Oct. 8, 1938
Lived in Washinton Heights, NY.

Active board member of for 20 years of Congregation Shaarei Hatikva

Partner in Trylon Wire and Metal Works

Father of Helen Bohrer and Ruth Eichenstein

Thank you very much,

Jay Lenefsky
hotdog@netvision.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE:
Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 40 year memorial of Bernard VOEHL (HaCohen) #general

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

This year will be the 40th memorial anniversary (Yorsite)
of Bernard Voehl . The family would like to heard >from people
who knew him or his family. The details are as following:

Bernard Voehl - Baruch Chaim ben Shmuel HaCohen
son of Samuel and Clara Voehl
Born: July 6, 1910
Died: Dec. 26 1962 (2nd night of Channuka)

Born in Gedern, Germany, moved to Frankfurt.
Left Germany in 1937, immigrated to NY.

Married Gerda Oppenheim - Oct. 8, 1938
Lived in Washinton Heights, NY.

Active board member of for 20 years of Congregation Shaarei Hatikva

Partner in Trylon Wire and Metal Works

Father of Helen Bohrer and Ruth Eichenstein

Thank you very much,

Jay Lenefsky
hotdog@netvision.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE:
Please respond privately


temporarily leaving Ravsig #rabbinic

Sheila GROSSNASS <s@...>
 

bsd
Dear Ravsig

Due to other committments I will be temporarily (I hope) leaving Ravsig
until after the Holy Days.

Wishing you all a Shana Tova, Ktiva ve Chatima Tova.

With best wishes
Sheila Grossnass

Researching: KRANZ, KALMANOWICZ, MEIZEL, GROSSNASS, SCHUMER ETC.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic temporarily leaving Ravsig #rabbinic

Sheila GROSSNASS <s@...>
 

bsd
Dear Ravsig

Due to other committments I will be temporarily (I hope) leaving Ravsig
until after the Holy Days.

Wishing you all a Shana Tova, Ktiva ve Chatima Tova.

With best wishes
Sheila Grossnass

Researching: KRANZ, KALMANOWICZ, MEIZEL, GROSSNASS, SCHUMER ETC.


Re: Use of Jewish Encyclopedia #rabbinic

Reuben Gross <Reuben.Gross@...>
 

To use the Jewish Encyclopedia at http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com,
go to a starting letter. There is then a pull-down list of ranges of
articles labeled "Choose Section." Then pick page #1-7

Reuben Gross
Teaneck, NJ


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Use of Jewish Encyclopedia #rabbinic

Reuben Gross <Reuben.Gross@...>
 

To use the Jewish Encyclopedia at http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com,
go to a starting letter. There is then a pull-down list of ranges of
articles labeled "Choose Section." Then pick page #1-7

Reuben Gross
Teaneck, NJ