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William POSNER- Philadelphia 1930s #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My mother , Adina KATZOFF, writes in her autobiography ("A child of the dessert")
about a William POSNER who lived with my parents in Philly during the mid-1930s.
He was a New Yorker who studied social work at U. of P. and "eventually became
prominent in his field" but they never heard >from him since his graduation.

I would be interested to know what became of him, very good chance he
is not "among us" today as he probably would've been about 105 today.
My mother who is 103 today writes that he became a big brother to her.

Shavua tov, Chag Sameach and Chodesh tov.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen William POSNER- Philadelphia 1930s #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My mother , Adina KATZOFF, writes in her autobiography ("A child of the dessert")
about a William POSNER who lived with my parents in Philly during the mid-1930s.
He was a New Yorker who studied social work at U. of P. and "eventually became
prominent in his field" but they never heard >from him since his graduation.

I would be interested to know what became of him, very good chance he
is not "among us" today as he probably would've been about 105 today.
My mother who is 103 today writes that he became a big brother to her.

Shavua tov, Chag Sameach and Chodesh tov.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Polish record translation #poland

Stephanie Shushan <spshushan@...>
 

I'm requesting a polish translation for this record
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53579

Is there any identifying information that would lead me to
another family connection or town?

Thanks,
Stephanie


JRI Poland #Poland Polish record translation #poland

Stephanie Shushan <spshushan@...>
 

I'm requesting a polish translation for this record
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53579

Is there any identifying information that would lead me to
another family connection or town?

Thanks,
Stephanie


Help needed with exploring hidden Jewish origins #unitedkingdom

Laura Mayer
 

Hi there, I have just learned that my paternal grandfather was in fact
Jewish and he changed his name and identity for some reason. My
mother had an inkling but nothing was said and it became a huge secret
which has only come to light now I am researching my family tree.

This is what we now know for sure. He was born Emanuel Bernstein in
c1902. His mother was Kate (maiden name Orkovitch or Arkovitch) and
his father Marks Bernstein. Kate's father was Jacob and she had a
younger sister Eve. We believe Jacob was Polish. We also believe
that Marks' heritage was Russian.

'Manny', as my mother heard him called at his funeral, had two
sisters, Miriam and Annie and a brother Aaron. However, my Nan told
my mother that he had a brother called Jack who was a barber in
Golders Green. It is entirely possible that Aaron also changed his
name, as both he and my grandfather were put in the Jewish Home for
Orphans in Norwood, London in 1911 some time after their father died
in 1906. Nanny said that my grandfather 'ran away >from home' but we
think she meant 'the' home so it is possible Aaron did the same.

We know 'Manny' ran away to sea during WW1 but was sent back by the
British Navy because he was too young. He then disappears until 1922
when he resurfaces as George Edward Jackson when he married my Nan,
and states his father as Michael Jackson. All I can find on Marks
Bernstein is someone with parents going by the name of Jackson from
the Netherlands so far. Maybe this is where the name Jackson came
from? We do not know if he changed his name before he left, on the
boat going over or on re-entry to the UK.

My nan says that Ted as he then became known, went to America before
they married, enlisted in the US Navy and became naturalised before
returning home. He was also a merchant seaman going all over the
world, and then latterly a docker in the East End of London. He then
crops up again in the mini census before WW2 in 1939 as George
Jackson, living in Stratford at an address we know well.

Grandad died in 1954 of a congenital heart condition. He is said to
have hated his mother and the idea of stepfathers. With hindsight we
believe this was because the boys were put in the home, presumably
after Kate remarried, but this is speculation based on tidbits from
Nanny. Nanny always said Kate was horrified Ted married a non Jew.
Mum remembers his sisters (and possibly Kate) barely, after being
taken to see them at about 5 or 6 years old when they were living in
Bow, East London and at Grandad's funeral. The whole female side of
the family were seamstresses/machinists.

My Nan gave me a beautiful Star of David when I was young. At the
time I didn't think anything of it but later I was bemused as to why a
baptised (non practising) christian of Irish heritage would do such a
thing! Was it a family piece handed down perhaps, but then why me?!

I can understand why he might change his name given the issues for
Jews in the East End at that time but I would love to get to the
bottom of this and maybe explore my heritage further.

If anyone has any ideas, tips or information I would be very grateful.

Kind regards
Laura Mayer
mishkasmummy@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Help needed with exploring hidden Jewish origins #unitedkingdom

Laura Mayer
 

Hi there, I have just learned that my paternal grandfather was in fact
Jewish and he changed his name and identity for some reason. My
mother had an inkling but nothing was said and it became a huge secret
which has only come to light now I am researching my family tree.

This is what we now know for sure. He was born Emanuel Bernstein in
c1902. His mother was Kate (maiden name Orkovitch or Arkovitch) and
his father Marks Bernstein. Kate's father was Jacob and she had a
younger sister Eve. We believe Jacob was Polish. We also believe
that Marks' heritage was Russian.

'Manny', as my mother heard him called at his funeral, had two
sisters, Miriam and Annie and a brother Aaron. However, my Nan told
my mother that he had a brother called Jack who was a barber in
Golders Green. It is entirely possible that Aaron also changed his
name, as both he and my grandfather were put in the Jewish Home for
Orphans in Norwood, London in 1911 some time after their father died
in 1906. Nanny said that my grandfather 'ran away >from home' but we
think she meant 'the' home so it is possible Aaron did the same.

We know 'Manny' ran away to sea during WW1 but was sent back by the
British Navy because he was too young. He then disappears until 1922
when he resurfaces as George Edward Jackson when he married my Nan,
and states his father as Michael Jackson. All I can find on Marks
Bernstein is someone with parents going by the name of Jackson from
the Netherlands so far. Maybe this is where the name Jackson came
from? We do not know if he changed his name before he left, on the
boat going over or on re-entry to the UK.

My nan says that Ted as he then became known, went to America before
they married, enlisted in the US Navy and became naturalised before
returning home. He was also a merchant seaman going all over the
world, and then latterly a docker in the East End of London. He then
crops up again in the mini census before WW2 in 1939 as George
Jackson, living in Stratford at an address we know well.

Grandad died in 1954 of a congenital heart condition. He is said to
have hated his mother and the idea of stepfathers. With hindsight we
believe this was because the boys were put in the home, presumably
after Kate remarried, but this is speculation based on tidbits from
Nanny. Nanny always said Kate was horrified Ted married a non Jew.
Mum remembers his sisters (and possibly Kate) barely, after being
taken to see them at about 5 or 6 years old when they were living in
Bow, East London and at Grandad's funeral. The whole female side of
the family were seamstresses/machinists.

My Nan gave me a beautiful Star of David when I was young. At the
time I didn't think anything of it but later I was bemused as to why a
baptised (non practising) christian of Irish heritage would do such a
thing! Was it a family piece handed down perhaps, but then why me?!

I can understand why he might change his name given the issues for
Jews in the East End at that time but I would love to get to the
bottom of this and maybe explore my heritage further.

If anyone has any ideas, tips or information I would be very grateful.

Kind regards
Laura Mayer
mishkasmummy@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Help Needed Please #poland

Laura Mayer
 

Hi there, I have just learned that my paternal grandfather was in fact
Jewish and he changed his name and identity for some reason. My
mother had an inkling but nothing was said and it became a huge secret
which has only come to light now I am researching my family tree.

This is what we now know for sure. He was born Emanuel Bernstein in
c1902. His mother was Kate (maiden name Orkovitch or Arkovitch) and
his father Marks Bernstein. Kate's father was Jacob and she had a
younger sister Eve. We believe Jacob was Polish. We also believe
that Marks' heritage was Russian.

'Manny', as my mother heard him called at his funeral, had two
sisters, Miriam and Annie and a brother Aaron. However, my Nan told
my mother that he had a brother called Jack who was a barber in
Golders Green. It is entirely possible that Aaron also changed his
name, as both he and my grandfather were put in the Jewish Home for
Orphans in Norwood, London in 1911 some time after their father died
in 1906. Nanny said that my grandfather 'ran away >from home' but we
think she meant 'the' home so it is possible Aaron did the same.

We know 'Manny' ran away to sea during WW1 but was sent back by the
British Navy because he was too young. He then disappears until 1922
when he resurfaces as George Edward Jackson when he married my Nan,
and states his father as Michael Jackson. All I can find on Marks
Bernstein is someone with parents going by the name of Jackson from
the Netherlands so far. Maybe this is where the name Jackson came
from? We do not know if he changed his name before he left, on the
boat going over or on re-entry to the UK.

My nan says that Ted as he then became known, went to America before
they married, enlisted in the US Navy and became naturalised before
returning home. He was also a merchant seaman going all over the
world, and then latterly a docker in the East End of London. He then
crops up again in the mini census before WW2 in 1939 as George
Jackson, living in Stratford at an address we know well.

Grandad died in 1954 of a congenital heart condition. He is said to
have hated his mother and the idea of stepfathers. With hindsight we
believe this was because the boys were put in the home, presumably
after Kate remarried, but this is speculation based on tidbits from
Nanny. Nanny always said Kate was horrified Ted married a non Jew.
Mum remembers his sisters (and possibly Kate) barely, after being
taken to see them at about 5 or 6 years old when they were living in
Bow, East London and at Grandad's funeral. The whole female side of
the family were seamstresses/machinists.

My Nan gave me a beautiful Star of David when I was young. At the
time I didn't think anything of it but later I was bemused as to why a
baptised (non practising) christian of Irish heritage would do such a
thing! Was it a family piece handed down perhaps, but then why me?!

I can understand why he might change his name given the issues for
Jews in the East End at that time but I would love to get to the
bottom of this and maybe explore my heritage further.

If anyone has any ideas, tips or information I would be very grateful.

Kind regards
Laura
mishkasmummy@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


JRI Poland #Poland Help Needed Please #poland

Laura Mayer
 

Hi there, I have just learned that my paternal grandfather was in fact
Jewish and he changed his name and identity for some reason. My
mother had an inkling but nothing was said and it became a huge secret
which has only come to light now I am researching my family tree.

This is what we now know for sure. He was born Emanuel Bernstein in
c1902. His mother was Kate (maiden name Orkovitch or Arkovitch) and
his father Marks Bernstein. Kate's father was Jacob and she had a
younger sister Eve. We believe Jacob was Polish. We also believe
that Marks' heritage was Russian.

'Manny', as my mother heard him called at his funeral, had two
sisters, Miriam and Annie and a brother Aaron. However, my Nan told
my mother that he had a brother called Jack who was a barber in
Golders Green. It is entirely possible that Aaron also changed his
name, as both he and my grandfather were put in the Jewish Home for
Orphans in Norwood, London in 1911 some time after their father died
in 1906. Nanny said that my grandfather 'ran away >from home' but we
think she meant 'the' home so it is possible Aaron did the same.

We know 'Manny' ran away to sea during WW1 but was sent back by the
British Navy because he was too young. He then disappears until 1922
when he resurfaces as George Edward Jackson when he married my Nan,
and states his father as Michael Jackson. All I can find on Marks
Bernstein is someone with parents going by the name of Jackson from
the Netherlands so far. Maybe this is where the name Jackson came
from? We do not know if he changed his name before he left, on the
boat going over or on re-entry to the UK.

My nan says that Ted as he then became known, went to America before
they married, enlisted in the US Navy and became naturalised before
returning home. He was also a merchant seaman going all over the
world, and then latterly a docker in the East End of London. He then
crops up again in the mini census before WW2 in 1939 as George
Jackson, living in Stratford at an address we know well.

Grandad died in 1954 of a congenital heart condition. He is said to
have hated his mother and the idea of stepfathers. With hindsight we
believe this was because the boys were put in the home, presumably
after Kate remarried, but this is speculation based on tidbits from
Nanny. Nanny always said Kate was horrified Ted married a non Jew.
Mum remembers his sisters (and possibly Kate) barely, after being
taken to see them at about 5 or 6 years old when they were living in
Bow, East London and at Grandad's funeral. The whole female side of
the family were seamstresses/machinists.

My Nan gave me a beautiful Star of David when I was young. At the
time I didn't think anything of it but later I was bemused as to why a
baptised (non practising) christian of Irish heritage would do such a
thing! Was it a family piece handed down perhaps, but then why me?!

I can understand why he might change his name given the issues for
Jews in the East End at that time but I would love to get to the
bottom of this and maybe explore my heritage further.

If anyone has any ideas, tips or information I would be very grateful.

Kind regards
Laura
mishkasmummy@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


ViewMate translation request #poland

magijak@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I've posted 4 vital records in Russian, >from Mogielnica Poland, for which I
need extraction of all genealogical data (names, dates, places).

I'd appreciate as complete a translation as possible.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62618
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62617
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62616
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62615


Thank you very much,
magijak@gmail.com

Jacob Hammer

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request #poland

magijak@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I've posted 4 vital records in Russian, >from Mogielnica Poland, for which I
need extraction of all genealogical data (names, dates, places).

I'd appreciate as complete a translation as possible.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62618
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62617
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62616
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62615


Thank you very much,
magijak@gmail.com

Jacob Hammer

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa Data to the Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3439 more Warszawa Vital
records to the JRI-Poland database. We have added over 14,500 records to
the JRI-Poland Warszawa Vital records in 2017.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 187,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. The data covers the years 1808
through 1915.

We continue to work on adding additional data, links and extracting more
information on the data already on line.

Good luck in your search!

Happy Chanukah

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa Data to the Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3439 more Warszawa Vital
records to the JRI-Poland database. We have added over 14,500 records to
the JRI-Poland Warszawa Vital records in 2017.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 187,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. The data covers the years 1808
through 1915.

We continue to work on adding additional data, links and extracting more
information on the data already on line.

Good luck in your search!

Happy Chanukah

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Update to the Nasz Przeglad database on Jewishgen #general

hadassahlipsius
 

The Warszawa Research Group embarked many years ago in a project to index
the death notices and memorial service notices >from the Polish-language
Jewish periodical Nasz Przeglad ("Our Review"). Nasz Przeglad was a
Polish-language Zionist newspaper, published daily in Warszawa >from March
1923 until September 1939.

The vast majority of the death notices are for Warszawa residents. However,
there were also notices for people in other cities in Poland, as well as in
other countries. It is believed that the out-of-country notices were usually
for people whose original residence was Warszawa, or who had family living
in Warszawa at the time that the notice was published. Out-of-country
notices were published for people living in places such as the United
States, Palestine, Sweden and Canada.

Nearly two years ago, we announced that the exciting news is that the images
were available on-line at https://polona.pl/ and the Warszawa Research Group
volunteers were linking the images. We have updated the file with more data
from found issues and more linked files. The database contains death
notices >from 1923-1939. We will continue to link the files and make them
available to researchers.

The Nasz Preglad database can be searched using the Jewishgen Poland
Database

Best of luck in your search.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update to the Nasz Przeglad database on Jewishgen #general

hadassahlipsius
 

The Warszawa Research Group embarked many years ago in a project to index
the death notices and memorial service notices >from the Polish-language
Jewish periodical Nasz Przeglad ("Our Review"). Nasz Przeglad was a
Polish-language Zionist newspaper, published daily in Warszawa >from March
1923 until September 1939.

The vast majority of the death notices are for Warszawa residents. However,
there were also notices for people in other cities in Poland, as well as in
other countries. It is believed that the out-of-country notices were usually
for people whose original residence was Warszawa, or who had family living
in Warszawa at the time that the notice was published. Out-of-country
notices were published for people living in places such as the United
States, Palestine, Sweden and Canada.

Nearly two years ago, we announced that the exciting news is that the images
were available on-line at https://polona.pl/ and the Warszawa Research Group
volunteers were linking the images. We have updated the file with more data
from found issues and more linked files. The database contains death
notices >from 1923-1939. We will continue to link the files and make them
available to researchers.

The Nasz Preglad database can be searched using the Jewishgen Poland
Database

Best of luck in your search.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA


JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa data to the database #general

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3439 more Warszawa Vital
records to the JRI-Poland database. We have added over 14,500 records to
the JRI-Poland Warszawa Vital records in 2017.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 187,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. The data covers the years 1808
through 1915.

We continue to work on adding additional data, links and extracting more
information on the data already on line.

Good luck in your search!

Happy Chanukah

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa data to the database #general

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3439 more Warszawa Vital
records to the JRI-Poland database. We have added over 14,500 records to
the JRI-Poland Warszawa Vital records in 2017.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 187,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. The data covers the years 1808
through 1915.

We continue to work on adding additional data, links and extracting more
information on the data already on line.

Good luck in your search!

Happy Chanukah

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"For Ten Kilograms of Sugar," >from the Yizkor book of Staszow, Poland, is yet
another of the many accounts in this literature of Jews struggling to survive in
the woods while hunted not only by Nazis but also their own neighbors, be they
Poles or, in other cases, Ukrainians. The title of this chapter refers to the 10
kilograms of sugar that the Germans paid Poles in and about Staszow for each Jew
delivered to them. "The fight against our countrymen was incomparably more
difficult than that with the Germans, because the Germans didn't dare to show up
alone in the forest, even during the day, without the active assistance of the
Poles," wrote Perl Golflus. It was an ordeal that only came to an end when the
Russian army liberated the area, prompting Goldflus' father to cry out, ""Children,
we are free."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1612548535433962

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"For Ten Kilograms of Sugar," >from the Yizkor book of Staszow, Poland, is yet
another of the many accounts in this literature of Jews struggling to survive in
the woods while hunted not only by Nazis but also their own neighbors, be they
Poles or, in other cases, Ukrainians. The title of this chapter refers to the 10
kilograms of sugar that the Germans paid Poles in and about Staszow for each Jew
delivered to them. "The fight against our countrymen was incomparably more
difficult than that with the Germans, because the Germans didn't dare to show up
alone in the forest, even during the day, without the active assistance of the
Poles," wrote Perl Golflus. It was an ordeal that only came to an end when the
Russian army liberated the area, prompting Goldflus' father to cry out, ""Children,
we are free."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1612548535433962

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Seeking family/descendents of Marcel Berkovici of Haifa 1957 #general

rcbernstein
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to make contact with any of the family of Marcel Berkovici who
lived in Haifa in 1957. He is related to Sol Smulowitz who lived in New
York during the 1950s, possibly a cousin or niece/nephew. Sol traveled to
Israel several times a year to visit his family and in particular Marcel.

Marcel wrote a letter to Sol in October 1957 with the following return
address: ** Haifa, Israel (MODERATOR: the street address has been redacted
for privacy reasons)

If you are related or know anything at all about Marcel's family I would
very much appreciate it if you could be in touch with me.

I'm doing some genealogical research on behalf of Sol's granddaughter and
any info regarding Marcel will help immensely.

Thanks and a happy Chanuka to all,
Ruvane Bernstein
(Beitar, Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking family/descendents of Marcel Berkovici of Haifa 1957 #general

rcbernstein
 

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to make contact with any of the family of Marcel Berkovici who
lived in Haifa in 1957. He is related to Sol Smulowitz who lived in New
York during the 1950s, possibly a cousin or niece/nephew. Sol traveled to
Israel several times a year to visit his family and in particular Marcel.

Marcel wrote a letter to Sol in October 1957 with the following return
address: ** Haifa, Israel (MODERATOR: the street address has been redacted
for privacy reasons)

If you are related or know anything at all about Marcel's family I would
very much appreciate it if you could be in touch with me.

I'm doing some genealogical research on behalf of Sol's granddaughter and
any info regarding Marcel will help immensely.

Thanks and a happy Chanuka to all,
Ruvane Bernstein
(Beitar, Israel)

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