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Family photos requested by Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum #general

Stanley Diamond
 

One of the presentations at the International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in August was:

*The History of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
and Its Work in Commemorating the Victims of the Camp*

The lecture was given by Teresa Swiebocka, Senior Curator and Head of
Publishing & Information Department.

During the lecture, Ms. Swiebocka indicated that the museum is actively
collecting pre-war photographs of individuals and families deported to
Auschwitz. The syllabus entry for her lecture includes the following
reference:

*... it is important to show not only the history of places and
structures, but above all the story of the people who were deported to
Auschwitz. For this reason, the museum makes every effort to avoid
presenting the victims as anonymous, but instead to return their names,
faces and individual biographies to them.
We have tried to achieve this through a wide range of publications
containing photographs, lists of names of the victims, and their life
stories. We are also constantly engaged in adding to our archival
resources, transcribing accounts and recording interviews with those who
survived, and sending out survey questionnaires addressed not only to
former prisoners, but also to their families. We also try, in our
exhibitions, to show the people who were sent to the camp, and to display
not only material >from the time when the camp was in operation, but also
photographs taken before the war or before the deportations photographs
that depict the world that was irreversibly destroyed as a result of the
Holocaust.*

If you have such photographs, please contact Ms. Swiebocka at:
jarek.mensfelt@auschwitz.org.pl

If you are interested in the text of the syllabus entry for Ms.Swiebocka's
talk, please contact either:
Judy Baston at: JRBaston@aol.com
Stanley Diamond at: SMSDiamond@aol.com

The syllabus entry is being made available courtesy of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) who did such an outstanding job
of hosting the 2002 Conference.

This message has been posted at the request of Ms. Swiebocka who has
reviewed and approved the text.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Labor Camp--Kazakhstan #general

Marisa Katz <mkatz@...>
 

I am trying to find out if there were any records kept >from a labor camp in
Almaty, Kazakhstan during the war. Where should I post this question?


Re: Given names #germany

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Let's not forget that in Sholem Aleichem's "Song of Songs" Buzi is a girl.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
Ilene Murray writes, in part:
Dear Group,

As to the questions:
2. Could Buzie, Buzi, Buzia and Buzi v Bruche all be the same person?
Could that be the same as Bertha?

Buz and Buzi are masculine names. Buzi is a variant of Buz. Bruchel is
also masculine. There are feminine names of Bracha, Brocha, and Beracha,
but not Bruche.

Ilene Kanfer Murray in St. Louis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family photos requested by Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum #general

Stanley Diamond
 

One of the presentations at the International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in August was:

*The History of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
and Its Work in Commemorating the Victims of the Camp*

The lecture was given by Teresa Swiebocka, Senior Curator and Head of
Publishing & Information Department.

During the lecture, Ms. Swiebocka indicated that the museum is actively
collecting pre-war photographs of individuals and families deported to
Auschwitz. The syllabus entry for her lecture includes the following
reference:

*... it is important to show not only the history of places and
structures, but above all the story of the people who were deported to
Auschwitz. For this reason, the museum makes every effort to avoid
presenting the victims as anonymous, but instead to return their names,
faces and individual biographies to them.
We have tried to achieve this through a wide range of publications
containing photographs, lists of names of the victims, and their life
stories. We are also constantly engaged in adding to our archival
resources, transcribing accounts and recording interviews with those who
survived, and sending out survey questionnaires addressed not only to
former prisoners, but also to their families. We also try, in our
exhibitions, to show the people who were sent to the camp, and to display
not only material >from the time when the camp was in operation, but also
photographs taken before the war or before the deportations photographs
that depict the world that was irreversibly destroyed as a result of the
Holocaust.*

If you have such photographs, please contact Ms. Swiebocka at:
jarek.mensfelt@auschwitz.org.pl

If you are interested in the text of the syllabus entry for Ms.Swiebocka's
talk, please contact either:
Judy Baston at: JRBaston@aol.com
Stanley Diamond at: SMSDiamond@aol.com

The syllabus entry is being made available courtesy of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto) who did such an outstanding job
of hosting the 2002 Conference.

This message has been posted at the request of Ms. Swiebocka who has
reviewed and approved the text.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Labor Camp--Kazakhstan #general

Marisa Katz <mkatz@...>
 

I am trying to find out if there were any records kept >from a labor camp in
Almaty, Kazakhstan during the war. Where should I post this question?


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Given names #ukraine

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Let's not forget that in Sholem Aleichem's "Song of Songs" Buzi is a girl.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
Ilene Murray writes, in part:
Dear Group,

As to the questions:
2. Could Buzie, Buzi, Buzia and Buzi v Bruche all be the same person?
Could that be the same as Bertha?

Buz and Buzi are masculine names. Buzi is a variant of Buz. Bruchel is
also masculine. There are feminine names of Bracha, Brocha, and Beracha,
but not Bruche.

Ilene Kanfer Murray in St. Louis


Re: Clifton Park Avenue in Chicago #general

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

Gary Gluck wrote:
==My grandfather lived on the 1500 South block of Clifton Park Ave in
Chicago in 1920.I can no longer find this street on a current map.
Anybody know *what hundred west* this street was?..or what major north
south street it was near?==

While I can't answer this question directly, I can tell you that most
major libraries have atlases >from various time frames. You might find
a map of Chicago >from 1920 and thereby find the street. Good luck.
Please Note: I have modified my *reply to* address in an effort to avoid
automated spam. If you wish to reply to me, use the following address:
jeanne4_98 at yahoo.com.

Barbara Sloan
New Haven, CT

Searching SLATAS/ZLATIS/SLATIS, SANCTON/SANKTIN/SENKTIN,
SLONIMSKY/SLONIMSKI, PASSIN, WEINGER/WENGER--Belarus, Lithuania, Russia,
USA


New DoroTree 2.0 Genealogy Software #general

Joanna Fletcher <jfletcher@...>
 

Subject: New DoroTree 2.0 Genealogy Software

This is being submitted on behalf of the JewishGenMall Managers. Anyone
considering new genealogy software or a first purchase, should
investigate DoroTree 2.0. Now available on the JewishGenMall, DoroTree's
improved software is loaded with features which meet the unique
challenges associated with Jewish genealogy.

This version is packaged with a complete set of special reports designed
to aid the Jewish family historian. In addition to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah,
Yahrzeit reports and Holocaust notating features, version 2.0 also
includes an innovative web page creator, a DoroTree to Excel feature, an
improved interface and even more. DoroTree is the only genealogy
software enabling the user to enter names in Hebrew characters without a
Hebrew operating system.

Our special JewishGenMall introductory price is only $49.95. Be sure to
take advantage of the mall-wide 10% discount sale which ends September
20th, midnight CDT.

Shop the Mall at http://www.jewishgenmall.org, click on *Of Particular
Interest* and get the full details on this new item.

All proceeds >from JewishGenMall sales go towards support of JewishGen's
operating costs. For additional information regarding the DoroTree
software or any other product carried on the Mall, feel free to write to
us at dshirschhorn@jewishgen.org.

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn
Managers, JewishGenMall
Boca Raton, Florida


Re: Location of town Ostrog #general

Alexander Sharon
 

*Chaim Luria* wrote

Is the town of Ostrog located near Elblag on the northern coast of Poland
today ?

Chaim Luria
Jerusalem
Yes, there is indeed town Ostrog near larger town Elblag on the Poland's
Baltic coast.

Problem is that those both ex East Prussian towns have been renamed as
Ostrog and Elblag >from Bollwerk and Elbing respectively, only after the end
of WWII.

Polish Ostrog, that you are probably searching for, was (is) located in
Zdolbunow district of Wolynskie Wojewodstwo (Wolyn, Wolynia or Volin
Province).

Town has been renamed into current: Ostroh, Ukraine at 5020 2631.

There are nearly 100 entries into Ostrog, Ukraine in JGFF database. JGFF
will be in the nearest future updating database to accommodate newly
established Ukrainian and Belarusian town names

BTW.
Ostrog means in old Slavic *a jail* , this is probably why another Ostrog
is located on Sakhalin Island, some 4 thousand miles east >from the Kremlin.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Re: What is a hawker? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

All this *Hawker* and *Peddler* talk reminded me I have a *Pedlar's
Certificate* that was issued to my ggf Isaac GOLDBERG of Russia (?)who
lived in Manchester, England for a time In the mid 1880's prior to his
going to NY. The certificate was issued *In pursuance of the Pelars' Act,
1871 by the City of Manchester Police District. It was good for one year
from date (Dec1885). Certificate included a little description box, where
his complexion is noted as *fresh*!

Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, California
Searching FISHER/FISZER (Poland), BARSKY/BARSKY (Odessa), GOLDBERG
(Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, FRIEDSAM (Germany), NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Germany), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL(Poland), SPRINGER,
LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Seeking PRESSLER - Dallas, Texas #general

buffmufin
 

Hello Jenners,

I have come to a roadblock in searching for the daughters of Max and
Myra PRESSLER, of Dallas, Texas. My great-grandfather and Myra's father
Jacob LAVINE were brothers.

I have traced Max and Myra as far as Texas, and found records for both
of them in the SSDI, but unfortunately, I can't seem to order death
certificates >from Texas to locate their *informants* since I don't have
permission >from the immediate family, who are the people I am looking
for! (I obviously have no clue, either, as to where they are buried.)
Myra was born in Cleveland, OH in 1909 and died in 1987, in Dallas, per
the SSDI.

I have information that their daughters' names may be Suzanne and
Janet, but I don't know if they married, or if so, their married names.

Does anyone know of this family? I believe Max PRESSLER may have been
in the scrap iron business, both in Texas and before that, in Buffalo, NY.

Thanks in advance for any leads.

Carol Kunkis Cohn
Newport Beach, CA

Searching:
KOSSOI, PEVTSOV: Vetka, Chechersk, Belarus
SKOLNIKOF: Vetka, Belarus
KUNKIS, LEHMAN: Glubokoye, Belarus
SCHRIER, PACHTER: Yarmolinits, Kam-Podolsk, Ukraine
LEIBOWITZ, GRUZINSKY: Kelme, Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Help with Russian regions #ukraine

Teresa Snow Galloway <trg1@...>
 

I am transcribing a videotaped interview with a Holocaust survivor from
Kolk, Ukraine. She is recounting how she survived the war, and she says
she survived by working in Russia and she says the name of the place where
she went in 1941 and it sounds something like this:

"Two weeks later I was already in Stadigradskaya Oblast and after a year I
had to go offerall?? to Molotovskaya Oblast..."

Now I suspect that what sounds like "Stadigradskaya Oblast" might have been
"Stalingradskaya" in which case it would correspond to modern-day
"Volgogradskaya Oblast". But I'm not sure what the other Oblast is that
she mentions and the word in between is muddied. Anyone with knowledge of
Russian geography who could help?

There is also a word that is muddied when she mentions where she got
married in Austria. She says.

"Nevertheless, we got married in Austria, in Wien, in lintz?..."

I know "Wien" is "Vienna" but I don't know what "lintz" might be.

Any help is appreciated; please respond privately.

Thank you,

Teresa Galloway
Ithaca, NY, USA
trg1@cornell.edu

Researching:
MISCHLEWSKY (later MISSLER) >from Seirijai, Lithuania
KARABOWSKY (later COFFMAN, CARABO and COHEN) >from Seirijai, Lithuania
WEINMAN >from Lutsk and Kolki, Ukraine
ZALMAN >from Kolki, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Clifton Park Avenue in Chicago #general

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

Gary Gluck wrote:
==My grandfather lived on the 1500 South block of Clifton Park Ave in
Chicago in 1920.I can no longer find this street on a current map.
Anybody know *what hundred west* this street was?..or what major north
south street it was near?==

While I can't answer this question directly, I can tell you that most
major libraries have atlases >from various time frames. You might find
a map of Chicago >from 1920 and thereby find the street. Good luck.
Please Note: I have modified my *reply to* address in an effort to avoid
automated spam. If you wish to reply to me, use the following address:
jeanne4_98 at yahoo.com.

Barbara Sloan
New Haven, CT

Searching SLATAS/ZLATIS/SLATIS, SANCTON/SANKTIN/SENKTIN,
SLONIMSKY/SLONIMSKI, PASSIN, WEINGER/WENGER--Belarus, Lithuania, Russia,
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New DoroTree 2.0 Genealogy Software #general

Joanna Fletcher <jfletcher@...>
 

Subject: New DoroTree 2.0 Genealogy Software

This is being submitted on behalf of the JewishGenMall Managers. Anyone
considering new genealogy software or a first purchase, should
investigate DoroTree 2.0. Now available on the JewishGenMall, DoroTree's
improved software is loaded with features which meet the unique
challenges associated with Jewish genealogy.

This version is packaged with a complete set of special reports designed
to aid the Jewish family historian. In addition to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah,
Yahrzeit reports and Holocaust notating features, version 2.0 also
includes an innovative web page creator, a DoroTree to Excel feature, an
improved interface and even more. DoroTree is the only genealogy
software enabling the user to enter names in Hebrew characters without a
Hebrew operating system.

Our special JewishGenMall introductory price is only $49.95. Be sure to
take advantage of the mall-wide 10% discount sale which ends September
20th, midnight CDT.

Shop the Mall at http://www.jewishgenmall.org, click on *Of Particular
Interest* and get the full details on this new item.

All proceeds >from JewishGenMall sales go towards support of JewishGen's
operating costs. For additional information regarding the DoroTree
software or any other product carried on the Mall, feel free to write to
us at dshirschhorn@jewishgen.org.

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn
Managers, JewishGenMall
Boca Raton, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Location of town Ostrog #general

Alexander Sharon
 

*Chaim Luria* wrote

Is the town of Ostrog located near Elblag on the northern coast of Poland
today ?

Chaim Luria
Jerusalem
Yes, there is indeed town Ostrog near larger town Elblag on the Poland's
Baltic coast.

Problem is that those both ex East Prussian towns have been renamed as
Ostrog and Elblag >from Bollwerk and Elbing respectively, only after the end
of WWII.

Polish Ostrog, that you are probably searching for, was (is) located in
Zdolbunow district of Wolynskie Wojewodstwo (Wolyn, Wolynia or Volin
Province).

Town has been renamed into current: Ostroh, Ukraine at 5020 2631.

There are nearly 100 entries into Ostrog, Ukraine in JGFF database. JGFF
will be in the nearest future updating database to accommodate newly
established Ukrainian and Belarusian town names

BTW.
Ostrog means in old Slavic *a jail* , this is probably why another Ostrog
is located on Sakhalin Island, some 4 thousand miles east >from the Kremlin.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What is a hawker? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

All this *Hawker* and *Peddler* talk reminded me I have a *Pedlar's
Certificate* that was issued to my ggf Isaac GOLDBERG of Russia (?)who
lived in Manchester, England for a time In the mid 1880's prior to his
going to NY. The certificate was issued *In pursuance of the Pelars' Act,
1871 by the City of Manchester Police District. It was good for one year
from date (Dec1885). Certificate included a little description box, where
his complexion is noted as *fresh*!

Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, California
Searching FISHER/FISZER (Poland), BARSKY/BARSKY (Odessa), GOLDBERG
(Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ, FRIEDSAM (Germany), NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Germany), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL(Poland), SPRINGER,
LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking PRESSLER - Dallas, Texas #general

buffmufin
 

Hello Jenners,

I have come to a roadblock in searching for the daughters of Max and
Myra PRESSLER, of Dallas, Texas. My great-grandfather and Myra's father
Jacob LAVINE were brothers.

I have traced Max and Myra as far as Texas, and found records for both
of them in the SSDI, but unfortunately, I can't seem to order death
certificates >from Texas to locate their *informants* since I don't have
permission >from the immediate family, who are the people I am looking
for! (I obviously have no clue, either, as to where they are buried.)
Myra was born in Cleveland, OH in 1909 and died in 1987, in Dallas, per
the SSDI.

I have information that their daughters' names may be Suzanne and
Janet, but I don't know if they married, or if so, their married names.

Does anyone know of this family? I believe Max PRESSLER may have been
in the scrap iron business, both in Texas and before that, in Buffalo, NY.

Thanks in advance for any leads.

Carol Kunkis Cohn
Newport Beach, CA

Searching:
KOSSOI, PEVTSOV: Vetka, Chechersk, Belarus
SKOLNIKOF: Vetka, Belarus
KUNKIS, LEHMAN: Glubokoye, Belarus
SCHRIER, PACHTER: Yarmolinits, Kam-Podolsk, Ukraine
LEIBOWITZ, GRUZINSKY: Kelme, Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Help with Russian regions #ukraine

Teresa Snow Galloway <trg1@...>
 

I am transcribing a videotaped interview with a Holocaust survivor from
Kolk, Ukraine. She is recounting how she survived the war, and she says
she survived by working in Russia and she says the name of the place where
she went in 1941 and it sounds something like this:

"Two weeks later I was already in Stadigradskaya Oblast and after a year I
had to go offerall?? to Molotovskaya Oblast..."

Now I suspect that what sounds like "Stadigradskaya Oblast" might have been
"Stalingradskaya" in which case it would correspond to modern-day
"Volgogradskaya Oblast". But I'm not sure what the other Oblast is that
she mentions and the word in between is muddied. Anyone with knowledge of
Russian geography who could help?

There is also a word that is muddied when she mentions where she got
married in Austria. She says.

"Nevertheless, we got married in Austria, in Wien, in lintz?..."

I know "Wien" is "Vienna" but I don't know what "lintz" might be.

Any help is appreciated; please respond privately.

Thank you,

Teresa Galloway
Ithaca, NY, USA
trg1@cornell.edu

Researching:
MISCHLEWSKY (later MISSLER) >from Seirijai, Lithuania
KARABOWSKY (later COFFMAN, CARABO and COHEN) >from Seirijai, Lithuania
WEINMAN >from Lutsk and Kolki, Ukraine
ZALMAN >from Kolki, Ukraine


New ShtetLinks Manager #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New ShtetLinks Manager #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manger. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.

Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.

We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org