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Borislav Cemetery and Sacred Ground #general

Simon Barak
 

First, I want you to know that the following is my own initiave and
although the information on which I base this e mail hasn't been checked
personally by me, I rely on the source.
Last week I was invited to attend "hors concours" a meeting of the
Israeli Association of former Residents of Borislav, Drohobycz and
Surroundings. The subject of the meeting was the memorial service to be
held in Tel Aviv next sunday, February the 24, the anniversary of the
first Nazi Aktion in Borislav and Drohobycz to which I was invited to
address as a delegate of the "third generation".
During the meeting we were informed by Mr. Dolek Speicher, the President
of the Association, that the Borislavian authorities are planning to
build a mall on the plot were the Jewish cemetery has stood in the last
200 years!
We were also informed that the Memorial (Mass grave) has been desecrated
and the building plans for the Mall didn't take into consideration
keeping it in it's place!
The present Jewish population of Borislav consists of some 40 Jews, the
vast majority originally >from other cities and towns in the former USSR,
who have no sentimental ties to the town and who are married to Gentile
Ukrainians.
As a Jew, and more so as a descendant of Borislavians, I feel I have a
responsibility to do everything I can to stop this sacrilege. Therefore
I have written to H.E. Ambassador Mr.Olexandr Maidannyk to urge that the
Ukrainian Government stop the project until plans for the proper
handling of the remains of our forefathers is reached.

Dr Shimon Barak
Tel Aviv


Help in Germany #general

Herut Shlomoff <heruts@...>
 

Dear friends,

Can someone in Germany help me find people, which I lost contact since 1967?

For further details, please contact me privately.

heruts@netvision.net.il

Thank you in advance,

Herut Shlomoff, Israel

Searching: KAPAROVSKY, ORSHANSKY, BAKST - Belarus
GERSHENGORN, ROSENBLUM, ROCHBERG - Ukrain

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People - Jerusalem #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

In response to a recent query, the telephone numbers of the Central Archives
are: 6584258, 6584259 and 6584261. All the numbers are preceded by 972-2.
Harold Lewin in Jerusalem


Searching for data on Great Uncle #general

Dr.Katalin Got
 

We migrated to Australia in 1957 >from Hungary,Budapest.I would like to make
a family tree,first on my mother's side because I found a GESCHEIT family
in Australia who already have a substantial family tree.
It is very difficult to get old data >from Hungary so I would like to start
with my Great Uncle Berci GESCHEIT who migrated to New York >from Hungary
,Balassagyarmat around 1910.I am new on this field and would appreciate any
help. Katalin Got South Australia


Re: BERLINER Documents #general

John & Diana Terry <jterry@...>
 

During my Research into my Berliner Family, I was sent by Yad Vashem some
Documentation on other Berliner Persons, than my own Family.

If anyone is searching for information on ROSA BERLINER BD 24th December
1928 and who was born in Sosnowicz-Poland, I should be happy to post this
Document to you. I also have a similar Document for FELA BERLINER BD
16.5.22, born in Szczekociny-Poland, Daughter of Hendel & Cahja Kleiner,
possibly! Also FELA BERLINER BD 25.1.25. BP Opatow-Poland.
Another ROSA BERLINER BD 15.10.28 BP Lodz-Poland. And FELA BERLINER BD
16.11.25 BP Opatow.

If you recognise any of these names which correspond to the birth dates,
given, please contact me, privately and I shall send the small document to
you.

Thank you

Kindest regards
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
jterry@picknowl.com.au

Researching: JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from CZESTOCHOWA and
SZCZEKOCZINY/SHTZEKOTZINY, Poland/Russia - name changed to ISAACS
JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from Czestochowa to Chicago - name also changed to
ISAACS in 1900's..
BERLINER - FRYDMAN - WECHSLER - WARSAW, Poland/Russia
WECHSLER - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
SUSSMAN - BEDZIN, Poland/Russia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Borislav Cemetery and Sacred Ground #general

Simon Barak
 

First, I want you to know that the following is my own initiave and
although the information on which I base this e mail hasn't been checked
personally by me, I rely on the source.
Last week I was invited to attend "hors concours" a meeting of the
Israeli Association of former Residents of Borislav, Drohobycz and
Surroundings. The subject of the meeting was the memorial service to be
held in Tel Aviv next sunday, February the 24, the anniversary of the
first Nazi Aktion in Borislav and Drohobycz to which I was invited to
address as a delegate of the "third generation".
During the meeting we were informed by Mr. Dolek Speicher, the President
of the Association, that the Borislavian authorities are planning to
build a mall on the plot were the Jewish cemetery has stood in the last
200 years!
We were also informed that the Memorial (Mass grave) has been desecrated
and the building plans for the Mall didn't take into consideration
keeping it in it's place!
The present Jewish population of Borislav consists of some 40 Jews, the
vast majority originally >from other cities and towns in the former USSR,
who have no sentimental ties to the town and who are married to Gentile
Ukrainians.
As a Jew, and more so as a descendant of Borislavians, I feel I have a
responsibility to do everything I can to stop this sacrilege. Therefore
I have written to H.E. Ambassador Mr.Olexandr Maidannyk to urge that the
Ukrainian Government stop the project until plans for the proper
handling of the remains of our forefathers is reached.

Dr Shimon Barak
Tel Aviv


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in Germany #general

Herut Shlomoff <heruts@...>
 

Dear friends,

Can someone in Germany help me find people, which I lost contact since 1967?

For further details, please contact me privately.

heruts@netvision.net.il

Thank you in advance,

Herut Shlomoff, Israel

Searching: KAPAROVSKY, ORSHANSKY, BAKST - Belarus
GERSHENGORN, ROSENBLUM, ROCHBERG - Ukrain

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People - Jerusalem #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

In response to a recent query, the telephone numbers of the Central Archives
are: 6584258, 6584259 and 6584261. All the numbers are preceded by 972-2.
Harold Lewin in Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for data on Great Uncle #general

Dr.Katalin Got
 

We migrated to Australia in 1957 >from Hungary,Budapest.I would like to make
a family tree,first on my mother's side because I found a GESCHEIT family
in Australia who already have a substantial family tree.
It is very difficult to get old data >from Hungary so I would like to start
with my Great Uncle Berci GESCHEIT who migrated to New York >from Hungary
,Balassagyarmat around 1910.I am new on this field and would appreciate any
help. Katalin Got South Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: BERLINER Documents #general

John & Diana Terry <jterry@...>
 

During my Research into my Berliner Family, I was sent by Yad Vashem some
Documentation on other Berliner Persons, than my own Family.

If anyone is searching for information on ROSA BERLINER BD 24th December
1928 and who was born in Sosnowicz-Poland, I should be happy to post this
Document to you. I also have a similar Document for FELA BERLINER BD
16.5.22, born in Szczekociny-Poland, Daughter of Hendel & Cahja Kleiner,
possibly! Also FELA BERLINER BD 25.1.25. BP Opatow-Poland.
Another ROSA BERLINER BD 15.10.28 BP Lodz-Poland. And FELA BERLINER BD
16.11.25 BP Opatow.

If you recognise any of these names which correspond to the birth dates,
given, please contact me, privately and I shall send the small document to
you.

Thank you

Kindest regards
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
jterry@picknowl.com.au

Researching: JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from CZESTOCHOWA and
SZCZEKOCZINY/SHTZEKOTZINY, Poland/Russia - name changed to ISAACS
JEZIOROWSKI/JEZEROWSKI >from Czestochowa to Chicago - name also changed to
ISAACS in 1900's..
BERLINER - FRYDMAN - WECHSLER - WARSAW, Poland/Russia
WECHSLER - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
SUSSMAN - BEDZIN, Poland/Russia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: how to search doc. in Israel(GEGERMAN) #general

Zalman <zalman@...>
 

Sergei,
Here is a link to the page of Ministry of Immigrant Absorption at the Israel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
At the top of the page there is an address for MIA. Go >from there.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH00hu0

Zalman Lazkovich
Toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: how to search doc. in Israel(GEGERMAN) #general

Zalman <zalman@...>
 

Sergei,
Here is a link to the page of Ministry of Immigrant Absorption at the Israel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
At the top of the page there is an address for MIA. Go >from there.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH00hu0

Zalman Lazkovich
Toronto


Castle Garden #general

RAROSE10@...
 

Since my grandparents came 1890 could it be that they came via Castle Garden
instead of EI? Could someone do a look up for me?I have been searching for
five years for them and still am looking for their manifest. I looked every
where on the internet and at the FHL (LDS)books and cannot find them. I
searched EI,G to A,Germans >from the Russian Empire. etc....
Their names are Rosa(Rachel Wolf) and Maxs(could be Jacob or
Mendel)Weintraub-1890-92 they immigrated from??? They were born in 1863- and
69 in Ukraine
Rose Hoffman


Re: Uncle and nephew with same name #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/19/2002 7:56:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
famaz1@hotmail.com writes:

<< I recently met a new cousin, and to my amazement discovered that his
father's name was Elias, which was also my grandfather's name. So, this
means that my great-uncle, Samuel, named his son the same name as his living
brother, Elias. They were Ashkenazi Jews >from Galicia, and according to my
meager understanding, children were not named after living relatives.
Someone told me that there must have been an ancestor named Elias, but if
anyone can shed any other light on this, I would be very appreciative. >>
==No problem at all. VERY common in most families. The child was not "named
after" a living relative but both were named after the same "dead" relative.
If you knew how many uncles, nephew and cousins in my family--on my mother's
side AND my father's side--bore the same name, you'd shake your head in
wondernment.

I reckon that on my father's side, going back now for over 350 years, no more
than 20 different Hebrew names or their kinnuyim were ever in use. And with
the then large families, it was inevitable that many bore the name of others
who were alive then, and for many years later.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Re: Odd Female Name: Chotzki #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/19/2002 9:56:29 PM Eastern Standard Time,
roosteriver@hotmail.com writes:

<< Trying to find my great-grandmother's Hebrew name - should be simple as
she
was Elizabeth = Elisheva.

But her duaghter (my grandmother) says it was - Chotzki >>

==Elisheva was not a common name among Jews in Eastern Europe. Beider refers
to a similar name to Chotzki that was used at some point in Frankfurt am
Main, but he lists its origin and meaning as unclear. To me, Chotzki sounds
very much like a term of endearment, Chotchke, a pretty little thing, or
derived >from Schatz, a treasure.

The Elizabeth name may have been simply a choice name that your ggm (or her
teacher or her mother) chose for her because they liked it and because it
fitted well into the new country.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Castle Garden #general

RAROSE10@...
 

Since my grandparents came 1890 could it be that they came via Castle Garden
instead of EI? Could someone do a look up for me?I have been searching for
five years for them and still am looking for their manifest. I looked every
where on the internet and at the FHL (LDS)books and cannot find them. I
searched EI,G to A,Germans >from the Russian Empire. etc....
Their names are Rosa(Rachel Wolf) and Maxs(could be Jacob or
Mendel)Weintraub-1890-92 they immigrated from??? They were born in 1863- and
69 in Ukraine
Rose Hoffman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Uncle and nephew with same name #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/19/2002 7:56:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
famaz1@hotmail.com writes:

<< I recently met a new cousin, and to my amazement discovered that his
father's name was Elias, which was also my grandfather's name. So, this
means that my great-uncle, Samuel, named his son the same name as his living
brother, Elias. They were Ashkenazi Jews >from Galicia, and according to my
meager understanding, children were not named after living relatives.
Someone told me that there must have been an ancestor named Elias, but if
anyone can shed any other light on this, I would be very appreciative. >>
==No problem at all. VERY common in most families. The child was not "named
after" a living relative but both were named after the same "dead" relative.
If you knew how many uncles, nephew and cousins in my family--on my mother's
side AND my father's side--bore the same name, you'd shake your head in
wondernment.

I reckon that on my father's side, going back now for over 350 years, no more
than 20 different Hebrew names or their kinnuyim were ever in use. And with
the then large families, it was inevitable that many bore the name of others
who were alive then, and for many years later.

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Odd Female Name: Chotzki #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 2/19/2002 9:56:29 PM Eastern Standard Time,
roosteriver@hotmail.com writes:

<< Trying to find my great-grandmother's Hebrew name - should be simple as
she
was Elizabeth = Elisheva.

But her duaghter (my grandmother) says it was - Chotzki >>

==Elisheva was not a common name among Jews in Eastern Europe. Beider refers
to a similar name to Chotzki that was used at some point in Frankfurt am
Main, but he lists its origin and meaning as unclear. To me, Chotzki sounds
very much like a term of endearment, Chotchke, a pretty little thing, or
derived >from Schatz, a treasure.

The Elizabeth name may have been simply a choice name that your ggm (or her
teacher or her mother) chose for her because they liked it and because it
fitted well into the new country.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: LOEWENSTEIN #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

I checked some details Jim Bennett asked about and here are my
comments -

In his book "LeToldot HaKehilot B'Polin", [1974, Jerusalem] Rabbi
Zvi Horowitz writes, [p. 490] that R. Aharon M'Gridetz, Rav of
Zuelz, Schlesien, "left behind a collection of manuscripts of
responsa named 'Mishnat D'R' Eliezer', which I saw in my youth,
where they were with a man in Poland, then Russia, and he had
found them in the Beit Hamidrash in the town of Zuelz"
The author is stating that it was Aharon who authored the
manuscript called "Mishnat Reb Eliezer."

In 1895, Buber, in "Anshei Shem" p. 248, wrote that this
manuscript, Mishnat R' Eliezer, was owned by the Rabbi of
Sieradz, R. Josef LOEWENSTEIN.
I looked here in my edition but did not find this reference there
- which footnote number are we referring to??

Has anyone ever heard of Rabbi LOEWENSTEIN, or what became of his
manuscript collection?
I belive you mean Rabbi Joseph LEWINSTEIN the Rabbi of Serotsk
(Serock - think you mean this town), well-known genealogist whose
biography appears in my book "The Unbroken Chain."

I am a descendant of Rabbi Eliezer Lippmann Halevy, of Rawitsch,
Lissa, and Zuelz [~1740 - 1810] who wrote the manuscript.
It is very possible for there to be two (or more) authors of
manuscripts of the same name.

Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, New Jersey


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: LOEWENSTEIN #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

I checked some details Jim Bennett asked about and here are my
comments -

In his book "LeToldot HaKehilot B'Polin", [1974, Jerusalem] Rabbi
Zvi Horowitz writes, [p. 490] that R. Aharon M'Gridetz, Rav of
Zuelz, Schlesien, "left behind a collection of manuscripts of
responsa named 'Mishnat D'R' Eliezer', which I saw in my youth,
where they were with a man in Poland, then Russia, and he had
found them in the Beit Hamidrash in the town of Zuelz"
The author is stating that it was Aharon who authored the
manuscript called "Mishnat Reb Eliezer."

In 1895, Buber, in "Anshei Shem" p. 248, wrote that this
manuscript, Mishnat R' Eliezer, was owned by the Rabbi of
Sieradz, R. Josef LOEWENSTEIN.
I looked here in my edition but did not find this reference there
- which footnote number are we referring to??

Has anyone ever heard of Rabbi LOEWENSTEIN, or what became of his
manuscript collection?
I belive you mean Rabbi Joseph LEWINSTEIN the Rabbi of Serotsk
(Serock - think you mean this town), well-known genealogist whose
biography appears in my book "The Unbroken Chain."

I am a descendant of Rabbi Eliezer Lippmann Halevy, of Rawitsch,
Lissa, and Zuelz [~1740 - 1810] who wrote the manuscript.
It is very possible for there to be two (or more) authors of
manuscripts of the same name.

Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, New Jersey