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Re: Congregation Child Isaac Burial Society #general

Renee Steinig
 

Gary Pokrassa <pokrassa@aol.com> asked about "Cong Child Isaac," on whose
grounds at New York City's Mount Zion Cemetery his wife's great-grandparents
Morris and Tillie SILVERMAN are buried.

As Barbara Mannlein noted, "Cong Child Isaac" is an abbreviation of
Congregation Children of Isaac. The Mount Zion website (mountzioncemetery.com)
lists Morris and Tillie SILBERMAN in that section. Morris's surname is also
spelled with a B on his death record
(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2240477 ), but Tillie's death
record uses the spelling SILVERMAN.

According to the JGS New York's Burial Society Database
(http://www.jgsny.org/index.php/searchable-databases/burial-society-databases ),
Congregation Children of Isaac also has sections at two Long Island cemeteries
-- Beth David in western Nassau County and Wellwood in Suffolk County. These
cemeteries are newer than Mount Zion and have more recent burials. It's worth a
look to see if any family members are there. Unfortunately, neither Beth David
nor Wellwood has online burial listings.

Possibly Congregation Children of Isaac is Congregation B'nai Isaac, which
according to an article in the Brooklyn Eagle
(https://bklyn.newspapers.com/title_1890/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/ )
was founded in the early 1920s. That synagogue is listed in the current
Brooklyn phone directory (http://www.dexpages.com/index.php ) and on the
website of the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations
(http://www.bencojo.org/organizations.htm ).

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Congregation Child Isaac Burial Society #general

Renee Steinig
 

Gary Pokrassa <pokrassa@aol.com> asked about "Cong Child Isaac," on whose
grounds at New York City's Mount Zion Cemetery his wife's great-grandparents
Morris and Tillie SILVERMAN are buried.

As Barbara Mannlein noted, "Cong Child Isaac" is an abbreviation of
Congregation Children of Isaac. The Mount Zion website (mountzioncemetery.com)
lists Morris and Tillie SILBERMAN in that section. Morris's surname is also
spelled with a B on his death record
(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2240477 ), but Tillie's death
record uses the spelling SILVERMAN.

According to the JGS New York's Burial Society Database
(http://www.jgsny.org/index.php/searchable-databases/burial-society-databases ),
Congregation Children of Isaac also has sections at two Long Island cemeteries
-- Beth David in western Nassau County and Wellwood in Suffolk County. These
cemeteries are newer than Mount Zion and have more recent burials. It's worth a
look to see if any family members are there. Unfortunately, neither Beth David
nor Wellwood has online burial listings.

Possibly Congregation Children of Isaac is Congregation B'nai Isaac, which
according to an article in the Brooklyn Eagle
(https://bklyn.newspapers.com/title_1890/the_brooklyn_daily_eagle/ )
was founded in the early 1920s. That synagogue is listed in the current
Brooklyn phone directory (http://www.dexpages.com/index.php ) and on the
website of the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations
(http://www.bencojo.org/organizations.htm ).

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


(US) 4th Celebration-Ancestry Free Access to Records from the Original 13 Colonies #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In celebration of America's Independence Day-July 4, Ancestry is offering
free access to their records >from the original 13 colonies through July 4,
2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To see which records are available in this July 4
offer go to: http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/us_july4th?
And scroll down. The dates of the records go into the 20th century not just
during the Colonial period, but only records >from the original 13 colonies
are included in this special free access offer..

You will need to register-with name, email address and password. No credit
card information is required.
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/us_july4th

If you try to access records that are not in the collection offer, or try
to access the special offer collection after the cut-off date and time, you
will be invited to subscribe with required Credit Card information.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry or any of their products including their
DNA testing. I am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) 4th Celebration-Ancestry Free Access to Records from the Original 13 Colonies #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In celebration of America's Independence Day-July 4, Ancestry is offering
free access to their records >from the original 13 colonies through July 4,
2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To see which records are available in this July 4
offer go to: http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/us_july4th?
And scroll down. The dates of the records go into the 20th century not just
during the Colonial period, but only records >from the original 13 colonies
are included in this special free access offer..

You will need to register-with name, email address and password. No credit
card information is required.
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/us_july4th

If you try to access records that are not in the collection offer, or try
to access the special offer collection after the cut-off date and time, you
will be invited to subscribe with required Credit Card information.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry or any of their products including their
DNA testing. I am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen offers popular class: Independent Study July 10-31 #dna

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is offering Independent Study July 10-31. Application required.

If you have a research problem you would love to work on with
individualized instruction...
Set your own project. The instructor will analyze your application data
and help you set goals and objectives for solutions and success.

Independent Study is a way to get a helping hand. We offer a wide range
of problem solving solutions >from techniques to resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/Education
that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.

Course Description and application: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Tuition: $200.
Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com


DNA Research #DNA JewishGen offers popular class: Independent Study July 10-31 #dna

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is offering Independent Study July 10-31. Application required.

If you have a research problem you would love to work on with
individualized instruction...
Set your own project. The instructor will analyze your application data
and help you set goals and objectives for solutions and success.

Independent Study is a way to get a helping hand. We offer a wide range
of problem solving solutions >from techniques to resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/Education
that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.

Course Description and application: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Tuition: $200.
Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com


New and updated Israel database releases from IGRA #unitedkingdom

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association is proud to announce that in
less than six years the IGRA database team, headed by Rose Feldman and
assisted by Daniel Horowitz, Carol Hoffman and a league of volunteers,
has made available to the public over 1,000,000 records relating to
Eretz Israel >from the Ottoman Empire through the British Mandate to
the State of Israel.

A preview of the databases is available at
https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-june-2017

New Databases

Dublin Committee for the Relief of Russian, Polish and Palestine Jews
293 listings

This database is in English and contains the names and amounts of
those who contributed. The information comes >from the British Library.
(Images available.)

Hashomer Hatzair Youth 1946-47 782 listings

This group was organized in Poland and was ready to come to Palestine
under the auspices of the HaShomer HaTzair Youth. The information may
include name, date, birth year, locality, country, gender and
comments. The file was located at Yad Ya'ari Archives, Givat Haviva.
(Images available.)

Petach Tikva Marriage and Divorces 1928-1931 686 listings

This set of records is in Hebrew and comes >from the Petach Tikva
History Archives and Museum. The records include the date, locality
and status of each individual. (Images available.)

1940 Prohibited Immigrants 1,633 listings

This list includes people who were not granted permission to come into
Palestine in 1940. Name, gender, age and nationality are available
for each individual. IGRA received this information >from the Israel
State Archives. (Images available.)

Members of Histadrut Hamorim 1940 2,713 listings

This list includes all members of the Teachers' Union and was obtained
from the Tel Aviv University. Besides the names of the teacher, there
may also be the locality, neighborhood and name of the educational
institution. (Images available.)

Municipal Employees Petach Tikva 1948 108 listings

This database is built >from material at the Petach Tikva History
Archives and Museum. For each worker the locality, birth year,
occupation and place of employment may be available. (Images
available.)

1963 Telephone Directory-Volume 2 Letters A, E and F 5,605 listings

Using the CSI (Crowd Sourced Indexing) program, our volunteers have
made available the people listed in this volume of the 1963 Israeli
telephone directory. The phone book is in English. We will be adding
to this database regularly. (Images available.)

Tombstones of the Jewish Cemetery of Salonica, Greece 2,143 listings

The basis of this database is >from a book written by Michael Molho
found in the National Library of Israel. The images are of the index
of tombstones found in this book.

Updated Databases

Enlistment to the British Army >from Petach Tikva 1942 190 listings

In addition to the names of the enlistees, the following information
may be available: the address, locality, date and unit/squadron. The
data comes >from the Petach Tikva History Archives and Museum. (Images
available.)

1931-1940 Jerusalem Marriages 5,601 listings

These records represent an update to the existing database of
marriages in the ledgers of the Sephardi and Oriental Communities in
Jerusalem found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. The records
contains names of brides and grooms with names of their fathers and
the date of their marriage. The ledger belongs to the Council of the
Sephardi and Oriental Communities, Jerusalem, who have given
permission to publish this database. (No images available.)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates 860 listings

The listings may include: name, name of parent, occupation of parent,
witness name and occupation, date, locality, address, age, religion,
occupation. These records are part of a project in cooperation with
the Israel State Archives. (Images available.)

Engagements 2016 858 listings

This database may include the following information that was listed on
the Internet: the name, date, locality, gender, education and status.
(No images available.)

Name Changes 1954 4,328 listings

The official government publication "Yalkut HaPirsumim" regularly
published the name changes which includes: the former name, the new
name (in both cases first and last names), the locality and the date.
(Images available.)

Operation on Eagles Wings September 1949 8,637 listings

This database is done in cooperation with the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC). These immigrants came >from Yemen in an
amazing effort to save this important population. (No images
available.)

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Please note, images can be seen by paid IGRA members only. If you are
not an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.

Thank you to all our volunteers for a job well done.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection featured at JGS Cleveland #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection featured at JGS Cleveland

Dr. Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History at the Western
Reserve Historical Society, will present the new Soviet Jewish Oral
History Collection at the Wednesday, July 12th meeting of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

Cleveland's Jewish community played an active role helping Soviet Jews
emigrate >from the Soviet Union and resettle in the United States, and
especially in Cleveland, >from the 1960s to the 1990s. Approximately
12,000 Soviet Jews came to Cleveland during these years. The recently
completed the Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection documents the
experiences of 81 of these immigrants. Martin will discuss how WRHS
worked with the local community on this project and share what he has
learned about oral histories and the Soviet Jewish immigrants in
Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Sean Martin has been Associate Curator for Jewish History at
Western Reserve Historical Society since 2005. He studied Jewish,
Russian, and East European history at The Ohio State University. Among
his publications are Jewish Life in Cracow, 1918-1939; A Stitch in
Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry; and the forthcoming For the Good
of the Nation: Institutions for Jewish Children in Interwar Poland
(Academic Studies Press, 2017). He has taught at Gratz College, John
Carroll University, and Case Western Reserve University. Martin also
serves as part of the curatorial staff for the Maltz Museum of Jewish
Heritage, and served as a research consultant to POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available at a Help Desk >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual
research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice-president - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom New and updated Israel database releases from IGRA #unitedkingdom

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association is proud to announce that in
less than six years the IGRA database team, headed by Rose Feldman and
assisted by Daniel Horowitz, Carol Hoffman and a league of volunteers,
has made available to the public over 1,000,000 records relating to
Eretz Israel >from the Ottoman Empire through the British Mandate to
the State of Israel.

A preview of the databases is available at
https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-june-2017

New Databases

Dublin Committee for the Relief of Russian, Polish and Palestine Jews
293 listings

This database is in English and contains the names and amounts of
those who contributed. The information comes >from the British Library.
(Images available.)

Hashomer Hatzair Youth 1946-47 782 listings

This group was organized in Poland and was ready to come to Palestine
under the auspices of the HaShomer HaTzair Youth. The information may
include name, date, birth year, locality, country, gender and
comments. The file was located at Yad Ya'ari Archives, Givat Haviva.
(Images available.)

Petach Tikva Marriage and Divorces 1928-1931 686 listings

This set of records is in Hebrew and comes >from the Petach Tikva
History Archives and Museum. The records include the date, locality
and status of each individual. (Images available.)

1940 Prohibited Immigrants 1,633 listings

This list includes people who were not granted permission to come into
Palestine in 1940. Name, gender, age and nationality are available
for each individual. IGRA received this information >from the Israel
State Archives. (Images available.)

Members of Histadrut Hamorim 1940 2,713 listings

This list includes all members of the Teachers' Union and was obtained
from the Tel Aviv University. Besides the names of the teacher, there
may also be the locality, neighborhood and name of the educational
institution. (Images available.)

Municipal Employees Petach Tikva 1948 108 listings

This database is built >from material at the Petach Tikva History
Archives and Museum. For each worker the locality, birth year,
occupation and place of employment may be available. (Images
available.)

1963 Telephone Directory-Volume 2 Letters A, E and F 5,605 listings

Using the CSI (Crowd Sourced Indexing) program, our volunteers have
made available the people listed in this volume of the 1963 Israeli
telephone directory. The phone book is in English. We will be adding
to this database regularly. (Images available.)

Tombstones of the Jewish Cemetery of Salonica, Greece 2,143 listings

The basis of this database is >from a book written by Michael Molho
found in the National Library of Israel. The images are of the index
of tombstones found in this book.

Updated Databases

Enlistment to the British Army >from Petach Tikva 1942 190 listings

In addition to the names of the enlistees, the following information
may be available: the address, locality, date and unit/squadron. The
data comes >from the Petach Tikva History Archives and Museum. (Images
available.)

1931-1940 Jerusalem Marriages 5,601 listings

These records represent an update to the existing database of
marriages in the ledgers of the Sephardi and Oriental Communities in
Jerusalem found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. The records
contains names of brides and grooms with names of their fathers and
the date of their marriage. The ledger belongs to the Council of the
Sephardi and Oriental Communities, Jerusalem, who have given
permission to publish this database. (No images available.)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates 860 listings

The listings may include: name, name of parent, occupation of parent,
witness name and occupation, date, locality, address, age, religion,
occupation. These records are part of a project in cooperation with
the Israel State Archives. (Images available.)

Engagements 2016 858 listings

This database may include the following information that was listed on
the Internet: the name, date, locality, gender, education and status.
(No images available.)

Name Changes 1954 4,328 listings

The official government publication "Yalkut HaPirsumim" regularly
published the name changes which includes: the former name, the new
name (in both cases first and last names), the locality and the date.
(Images available.)

Operation on Eagles Wings September 1949 8,637 listings

This database is done in cooperation with the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC). These immigrants came >from Yemen in an
amazing effort to save this important population. (No images
available.)

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Please note, images can be seen by paid IGRA members only. If you are
not an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.

Thank you to all our volunteers for a job well done.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection featured at JGS Cleveland #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection featured at JGS Cleveland

Dr. Sean Martin, Associate Curator for Jewish History at the Western
Reserve Historical Society, will present the new Soviet Jewish Oral
History Collection at the Wednesday, July 12th meeting of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

Cleveland's Jewish community played an active role helping Soviet Jews
emigrate >from the Soviet Union and resettle in the United States, and
especially in Cleveland, >from the 1960s to the 1990s. Approximately
12,000 Soviet Jews came to Cleveland during these years. The recently
completed the Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection documents the
experiences of 81 of these immigrants. Martin will discuss how WRHS
worked with the local community on this project and share what he has
learned about oral histories and the Soviet Jewish immigrants in
Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Sean Martin has been Associate Curator for Jewish History at
Western Reserve Historical Society since 2005. He studied Jewish,
Russian, and East European history at The Ohio State University. Among
his publications are Jewish Life in Cracow, 1918-1939; A Stitch in
Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry; and the forthcoming For the Good
of the Nation: Institutions for Jewish Children in Interwar Poland
(Academic Studies Press, 2017). He has taught at Gratz College, John
Carroll University, and Case Western Reserve University. Martin also
serves as part of the curatorial staff for the Maltz Museum of Jewish
Heritage, and served as a research consultant to POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available at a Help Desk >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual
research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice-president - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Grave of Herman COHEN aka FREUNDLICH died 1867 Madeira #general

George J. Fogelson
 

Searching for the grave of my ancestor Herman COHEN aka Herman FREUNDLICH who
died in 1867 off the coast of Africa. He was born in Stolp in Pommern, Germany
and joined the merchant marine in England sometime before 1867 and lived in
Sherboro, Africa and died on the Island of Madeira.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grave of Herman COHEN aka FREUNDLICH died 1867 Madeira #general

George J. Fogelson
 

Searching for the grave of my ancestor Herman COHEN aka Herman FREUNDLICH who
died in 1867 off the coast of Africa. He was born in Stolp in Pommern, Germany
and joined the merchant marine in England sometime before 1867 and lived in
Sherboro, Africa and died on the Island of Madeira.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA


People in New York City who supported communism, 1939-1940 #general

Asparagirl
 

Here's a genealogical relic made possible by the Red Scare. If your
family lived in New York City circa 1939-1940, you can check to see if
any of them signed any petitions that supported the communist party,
causes, or candidates in local or state elections.

You can use the "search inside this book" feature on the left side to
look up names or addresses (works fairly well, but misses some names),
or just scroll through the pages, which are thankfully listed
alphabetically by surname.

https://books.google.com/books?id=D2BbAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/VeoaLs ]

(Needless to say, there are an awful lot of typically-Jewish surnames
on this list.)

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen People in New York City who supported communism, 1939-1940 #general

Asparagirl
 

Here's a genealogical relic made possible by the Red Scare. If your
family lived in New York City circa 1939-1940, you can check to see if
any of them signed any petitions that supported the communist party,
causes, or candidates in local or state elections.

You can use the "search inside this book" feature on the left side to
look up names or addresses (works fairly well, but misses some names),
or just scroll through the pages, which are thankfully listed
alphabetically by surname.

https://books.google.com/books?id=D2BbAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/VeoaLs ]

(Needless to say, there are an awful lot of typically-Jewish surnames
on this list.)

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California


Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project announces publication of its 57th title, Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book in hard cover #poland

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce the
publication of its 57th title, "Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book" in
hard cover.

Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book
By William Leibner
Edited by Phyllis Oster and Tammy Forstater

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project, part of Yizkor Books
Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 270 pages with all illustrations.
List Price: $47.95 Available on Amazon for around $35

This is not only a Yizkor Book in the traditional sense; it tells the
story of a Jewish orphanage that, after the Holocaust, successfully gave
Jewish children back their heritage.

With the liberation of Poland, Jewish authorities in Palestine and
Poland were besieged with pleas to help locate Polish Jewish children
who had survived the war hidden with Christian families - many of whom
did not want to relinquish them. Many had no living relatives, and there
was no legal way to return them to the Jewish community. The answer lay
in the old Jewish tradition of Pidyon Shvuyim, or redemption of Jewish
prisoners by paying ransom: the children must be redeemed in order to be
restored to their families and the Jewish community. It would require
huge sums of money, and a team of dedicated negotiators, organizers and
educators, led by Captain Yeshayahu Drucker, called "Pan Kapitan."

Most of the redeemed children had been raised as practicing Catholics,
both a protection and a way for them to fit in. In a loving atmosphere,
the orphanage staff at Zabrze slowly returned the children to their
Jewish roots, giving them the confidence to embrace their religion. Most
eventually came to Israel, settled, and raised families. This is that
amazing story of survival of the Jewish people.

For more information, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zabrze.html

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 55 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html


Alternate town names: Alternate names for the town are: Zabrze [Pol],
Hindenburg [Ger, 1915- 1945], Zobrze [Silesian], Zabzhe [Yid], Zaborze,
Hindenburg in Oberschlesien, Hindenburg O.S.


Zabrze, Poland is located at 50 19' North Longitude, 18 47' East
Latitude

Nearby Jewish Communities:

Bobrek 4 miles ENE
Gliwice 6 miles WSW
SwiEtochlowice 6 miles ESE
Chorzow 8 miles E
Bytom 8 miles ENE
Tarnowskie Gory 10 miles NNE
Katowice 11 miles ESE
Siemianowice Slaskie 11 miles E
Mikolow 12 miles SSE
Czelady 14 miles E
Grodziec 14 miles E
Toszek 15 miles NW
Bedzin 16 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a lovely holiday gift for
a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $25 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $35 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of
the US.

PS. Can we suggest this book as a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift
for someone special in your family?

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


JRI Poland #Poland Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project announces publication of its 57th title, Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book in hard cover #poland

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce the
publication of its 57th title, "Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book" in
hard cover.

Zabrze (Hindenburg) Yizkor Book
By William Leibner
Edited by Phyllis Oster and Tammy Forstater

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project, part of Yizkor Books
Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 270 pages with all illustrations.
List Price: $47.95 Available on Amazon for around $35

This is not only a Yizkor Book in the traditional sense; it tells the
story of a Jewish orphanage that, after the Holocaust, successfully gave
Jewish children back their heritage.

With the liberation of Poland, Jewish authorities in Palestine and
Poland were besieged with pleas to help locate Polish Jewish children
who had survived the war hidden with Christian families - many of whom
did not want to relinquish them. Many had no living relatives, and there
was no legal way to return them to the Jewish community. The answer lay
in the old Jewish tradition of Pidyon Shvuyim, or redemption of Jewish
prisoners by paying ransom: the children must be redeemed in order to be
restored to their families and the Jewish community. It would require
huge sums of money, and a team of dedicated negotiators, organizers and
educators, led by Captain Yeshayahu Drucker, called "Pan Kapitan."

Most of the redeemed children had been raised as practicing Catholics,
both a protection and a way for them to fit in. In a loving atmosphere,
the orphanage staff at Zabrze slowly returned the children to their
Jewish roots, giving them the confidence to embrace their religion. Most
eventually came to Israel, settled, and raised families. This is that
amazing story of survival of the Jewish people.

For more information, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Zabrze.html

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 55 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html


Alternate town names: Alternate names for the town are: Zabrze [Pol],
Hindenburg [Ger, 1915- 1945], Zobrze [Silesian], Zabzhe [Yid], Zaborze,
Hindenburg in Oberschlesien, Hindenburg O.S.


Zabrze, Poland is located at 50 19' North Longitude, 18 47' East
Latitude

Nearby Jewish Communities:

Bobrek 4 miles ENE
Gliwice 6 miles WSW
SwiEtochlowice 6 miles ESE
Chorzow 8 miles E
Bytom 8 miles ENE
Tarnowskie Gory 10 miles NNE
Katowice 11 miles ESE
Siemianowice Slaskie 11 miles E
Mikolow 12 miles SSE
Czelady 14 miles E
Grodziec 14 miles E
Toszek 15 miles NW
Bedzin 16 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a lovely holiday gift for
a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $25 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $35 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of
the US.

PS. Can we suggest this book as a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift
for someone special in your family?

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Death certificate for wrong Morris ALPERT #general

Linda Zieff <lgzieff@...>
 

This is not the one I was looking for. If anyone would like the death
certificate for Morris ALPERT who died April 18, 1938 in the Bronx, born Dec
3, 1885, please let me know. His father was Philip Alpert >from Russia, his
mother Gertrude, and his son Harry.

Linda Zieff
lgzieff@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death certificate for wrong Morris ALPERT #general

Linda Zieff <lgzieff@...>
 

This is not the one I was looking for. If anyone would like the death
certificate for Morris ALPERT who died April 18, 1938 in the Bronx, born Dec
3, 1885, please let me know. His father was Philip Alpert >from Russia, his
mother Gertrude, and his son Harry.

Linda Zieff
lgzieff@gmail.com


(Canada) Canadian Historical Review Archives Free Access through July 3 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those interested in Canadian History the free access to the more than
2,000 articles in the Canadian Historical Review may be of value. To mark
the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation have been made available
with free access by the University of Toronto Press (UTP) website until July
3, 2017. While the articles are historical they give the perspective of
what the Jews experienced in Canada. Go to:
http://www.utpjournals.press/canada150 to access the Canadian Historical
Review and other UTP Journals.

On the Canadian Historical Review archives I entered "Jewish" into the
search box and 170 articles resulted. Some of the articles included:

The line must be drawn somewhere: Canada and Jewish Refugees, 1933-9
Socialists, Jews, and the 1947 Saskatchewan Bill of Rights
Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955
by Adara Goldberg
The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood, edited
by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor

Thank you to Gail Dever and "Genealogy a la Carte" for informing us about
this opportunity.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Canadian Historical Review Archives Free Access through July 3 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those interested in Canadian History the free access to the more than
2,000 articles in the Canadian Historical Review may be of value. To mark
the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation have been made available
with free access by the University of Toronto Press (UTP) website until July
3, 2017. While the articles are historical they give the perspective of
what the Jews experienced in Canada. Go to:
http://www.utpjournals.press/canada150 to access the Canadian Historical
Review and other UTP Journals.

On the Canadian Historical Review archives I entered "Jewish" into the
search box and 170 articles resulted. Some of the articles included:

The line must be drawn somewhere: Canada and Jewish Refugees, 1933-9
Socialists, Jews, and the 1947 Saskatchewan Bill of Rights
Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955
by Adara Goldberg
The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood, edited
by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor

Thank you to Gail Dever and "Genealogy a la Carte" for informing us about
this opportunity.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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