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Re: Israeli Telephone books #hungary

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

What I've found useful with the bezek white pages, is to cut and paste
the >from the onscreen text. If you can't find the letters, click on
help and use those.

Chaim Frenkel

"BW" == <linktree@yahoo.com> writes:
BW> "intelligently access the Israeli white pages on the
BW> Web because it is in Hebrew. Any suggestions or ideas
BW> are welcome."
--

mod.-If I understand Chaim's suggestion, it is that if one can't read the
Hebrew responses one should cut and paste the answer and take the result
to a Hebrew reader for help. Of course, this will not help in inputting
the names which must also be done in Hebrew.LS


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Israeli Telephone books #hungary

Chaim Frenkel <chaimf@...>
 

What I've found useful with the bezek white pages, is to cut and paste
the >from the onscreen text. If you can't find the letters, click on
help and use those.

Chaim Frenkel

"BW" == <linktree@yahoo.com> writes:
BW> "intelligently access the Israeli white pages on the
BW> Web because it is in Hebrew. Any suggestions or ideas
BW> are welcome."
--

mod.-If I understand Chaim's suggestion, it is that if one can't read the
Hebrew responses one should cut and paste the answer and take the result
to a Hebrew reader for help. Of course, this will not help in inputting
the names which must also be done in Hebrew.LS


Re: Ferdinand & Isabella #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

It is unfortunate that the site you sent us to in your message contains
such distortions of the Jewish history and the Inquisition.
For good information on that topic:

Netanyahu, Ben-Zion. "The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth
Century Spain" New York, NY: Random House, 1995.

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD


Re: 1492 #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

From: sallybru@wdcunet.net
We would say that they were continuing to believe Jewishly even having
been 'baptized' and were continuing to act Jewishly
Probably only a small group did that, and they would be considered
Crypto-Jews.

As I noted in a message to others, the Inquistion was not directed
against the Jews.
Yes, it was against some Conversos, but was mainly a political ploy
by the Crown to eliminate the opposition.
(Source: Netanyahu, Ben-Zion. "The Origins of the Inquisition in
Fifteenth Century Spain" New York, NY: Random House, 1995.)

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD

Len


Re: Peyrefitte/The Jews #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

From: laguna@sciti.com (Stephanie Weiner)
A late message regarding the book "The Jews" by Roger Peyrefitte: The
subtitle of this book is "A *fictional* venture into the follies of
antisemitism" -- and the book is shelved in the *fiction* section of the
library.

Thank you. That is helpful.
Let us hope that others who post here, on topics such as this, will alert
us when the source is fictional rather than historical.
That is important for geneaology.

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD

Len


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ferdinand & Isabella #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

It is unfortunate that the site you sent us to in your message contains
such distortions of the Jewish history and the Inquisition.
For good information on that topic:

Netanyahu, Ben-Zion. "The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth
Century Spain" New York, NY: Random House, 1995.

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1492 #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

From: sallybru@wdcunet.net
We would say that they were continuing to believe Jewishly even having
been 'baptized' and were continuing to act Jewishly
Probably only a small group did that, and they would be considered
Crypto-Jews.

As I noted in a message to others, the Inquistion was not directed
against the Jews.
Yes, it was against some Conversos, but was mainly a political ploy
by the Crown to eliminate the opposition.
(Source: Netanyahu, Ben-Zion. "The Origins of the Inquisition in
Fifteenth Century Spain" New York, NY: Random House, 1995.)

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD

Len


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Peyrefitte/The Jews #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

From: laguna@sciti.com (Stephanie Weiner)
A late message regarding the book "The Jews" by Roger Peyrefitte: The
subtitle of this book is "A *fictional* venture into the follies of
antisemitism" -- and the book is shelved in the *fiction* section of the
library.

Thank you. That is helpful.
Let us hope that others who post here, on topics such as this, will alert
us when the source is fictional rather than historical.
That is important for geneaology.

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD

Len


Auerbach (town and family) #general

MBernet@...
 

I recently commented on the name Auerbach and two of the shtettels,
Auerbach in Hessen Darmstadt and Euerbach in Franconia, whose descendants
may have borne that name. (I have a photograph taken in May 2000, when I
visited there, of the memorial to the synagogue in Auerbach destroyed in
1938.)

I have just discovered another Auerbach in Upper Franconia and south of
Bayreuth, in an area where there were many Jewish communites, but this one
appears never to have had a Jewish community. Other genners have informed
me of additional Auerbach villages but these, too, were not reported to
have had Jewish communities.

Kaganoff attributes the name to the eponymous village in Hessen Darmstadt,
cites the 15th century as the first appearance of the name, mentions Moses
Auerbach as being a court Jew to the bishop of Regensburg, and says the
name appears on tombstones in Viennal dating back to 1606. This suggests
quite a rapid spread eastward of the family name, and its occurence in
Hungary, Poland and Russia should therefore come as no surprise. Kaganoff
confirms the alternate spellings of the family names and adds also Orbach
and Urbach--both inevitable given the nature of the Hebrew alphabet.

My thanks to all who have contributed information, especially the
information that, in Welsh, Auerbach would mean "Little Mouth"--my
informant adding that unfortunately there is no indication that a village
by that name ever existed. I would't spend too much time therefore seeking
a Welsh ancestry for the Auerbach family ;-)

I am not a member of the Auerbach family and do not seek any more
information. My only possible connection is that as a five or six-year-
old I may have attended the Auerbach synagogue while visiting my
grandparents in adjoining Bensheim whose synagogue was slightly further
from their home.
Michael Bernet, New York, NY


Re Looking for Post-Glasnost Russian emigre to Germany #general

Bud484BG@...
 

I have posted an inquiry before asking for help in locating Russian
Jewish emigres to Germany and have not had any response. Question: Are
there any JewishGen Researchers living in Germany who might be part of
this Discussion Group? I understand that there are many Russian Jews who
have emigrated to Germany just before and since the breakup of the Soviet
Union for economic reasons. And wonder if there is any information on
them at all. Thank you all in advance for your help.

Beatrice Markel
Redondo Beach, CA


A mausoleum on top of graves? #general

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

I've just returned >from visiting my gggp's graves for the first time.
There is a mausoleum "housing" two of their adult children and small
headstones for three other adult children -- but nothing for their
parents. I asked the caretaker about this and he said that the mausoleum
is built on top of my gggp's graves. (The parents were interred in 1909,
at which point one of the children was already interred. The two in the
mausoleum died in the 1920s.)

Is this a common practice, to build a mausoleum over pre-existing graves
of family members? Any insight will be welcome.

Best wishes,
Lisa Dashman
Croton-on-Hudson, NY


Re: Ashkenazi Given Names #general

sallybru@...
 

First, let me recommend checking Jewishgen Archives as this has been
repeated often. Eastern European Ashkenazi named children after deceased
ancestors-usually the same sex, but I don't know of any reason not to name
a girl after a deceased male-Shmuela after Shmuel for example. Usually
Shmuel was named after deceased Shmuel and Sarah after deceased Sarah.

In what is Germany today and west of that, the rule was different.
Ashkenazi Jews usually named after grandparents, living or dead. First son
named after the Father's Father, second son after the Mother's Father.
First daughter named after the Father's Mother, second daughter named after
the Mother's Mother.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Adding someone to the SSDI #general

Cyndy and Vic <proprius@...>
 

Would someone know answers to these questions?
1. Is it possible for someone to be added to the SSDI years after
his/her death? I have three relatives who are not on the SSDI.
2. Does the person have to have been collecting Social Security
payments at the time of his/her death?
3. What system would a postal employee have been under if he retired
in the early 1950's?
4. What system would a federal worker have been under if retired in
the 1980's?
Thank you,
Cynthia Spikell


Ben Zion BLUSTEIN -Israel #general

Joyce Oshrin <joshrin@...>
 

Could anyone help me locate the address of Ben Zon Blustein of Israel?
He testified in 1999 about the death of Meir Barlas of Domachevo ( one
of my relatives). Meir was one of the few Jews that escaped the massacre
of 2900 Jews out of the Jewish poplulation of 3,000. He was hunted down
and shot. My grandmother (Elka Barlas ) lost all her brothers, sisters,
nieces and nephews in Domachevo. I would like to contact this man and
see if he remembers any of the rest of our family.

Thanks you,

Joyce Oshrin

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Jewish Community in St Johns, New Brunswick #general

Martin Kronman <mkronman@...>
 

In watching a program on TV about Louis Mayer it was noted that many
Russian (Polish also?) Jews emigrated to St Johns, New Brunswick Canada
and in fact there was a significant community of Jewish immigrants there
in the early 1900's. Is there a source which describes such immigration
and the Jewish community? Does the community still exist today?

I have a personal interest in that my uncle Samuel Kronman and my father
Abraham Kronman were said to have come to the United States via Canada and
I would be interested if they had passed through St Johns (no--I have not
tried as yet to found out what ship they may have come on, nor do I have
dates of their arrival in Canada.)


Martin J. Kronman
Syracuse, NY
Researching: KRONMAN in the United States, Poland, Hungary and the Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Auerbach (town and family) #general

MBernet@...
 

I recently commented on the name Auerbach and two of the shtettels,
Auerbach in Hessen Darmstadt and Euerbach in Franconia, whose descendants
may have borne that name. (I have a photograph taken in May 2000, when I
visited there, of the memorial to the synagogue in Auerbach destroyed in
1938.)

I have just discovered another Auerbach in Upper Franconia and south of
Bayreuth, in an area where there were many Jewish communites, but this one
appears never to have had a Jewish community. Other genners have informed
me of additional Auerbach villages but these, too, were not reported to
have had Jewish communities.

Kaganoff attributes the name to the eponymous village in Hessen Darmstadt,
cites the 15th century as the first appearance of the name, mentions Moses
Auerbach as being a court Jew to the bishop of Regensburg, and says the
name appears on tombstones in Viennal dating back to 1606. This suggests
quite a rapid spread eastward of the family name, and its occurence in
Hungary, Poland and Russia should therefore come as no surprise. Kaganoff
confirms the alternate spellings of the family names and adds also Orbach
and Urbach--both inevitable given the nature of the Hebrew alphabet.

My thanks to all who have contributed information, especially the
information that, in Welsh, Auerbach would mean "Little Mouth"--my
informant adding that unfortunately there is no indication that a village
by that name ever existed. I would't spend too much time therefore seeking
a Welsh ancestry for the Auerbach family ;-)

I am not a member of the Auerbach family and do not seek any more
information. My only possible connection is that as a five or six-year-
old I may have attended the Auerbach synagogue while visiting my
grandparents in adjoining Bensheim whose synagogue was slightly further
from their home.
Michael Bernet, New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Looking for Post-Glasnost Russian emigre to Germany #general

Bud484BG@...
 

I have posted an inquiry before asking for help in locating Russian
Jewish emigres to Germany and have not had any response. Question: Are
there any JewishGen Researchers living in Germany who might be part of
this Discussion Group? I understand that there are many Russian Jews who
have emigrated to Germany just before and since the breakup of the Soviet
Union for economic reasons. And wonder if there is any information on
them at all. Thank you all in advance for your help.

Beatrice Markel
Redondo Beach, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A mausoleum on top of graves? #general

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

I've just returned >from visiting my gggp's graves for the first time.
There is a mausoleum "housing" two of their adult children and small
headstones for three other adult children -- but nothing for their
parents. I asked the caretaker about this and he said that the mausoleum
is built on top of my gggp's graves. (The parents were interred in 1909,
at which point one of the children was already interred. The two in the
mausoleum died in the 1920s.)

Is this a common practice, to build a mausoleum over pre-existing graves
of family members? Any insight will be welcome.

Best wishes,
Lisa Dashman
Croton-on-Hudson, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ashkenazi Given Names #general

sallybru@...
 

First, let me recommend checking Jewishgen Archives as this has been
repeated often. Eastern European Ashkenazi named children after deceased
ancestors-usually the same sex, but I don't know of any reason not to name
a girl after a deceased male-Shmuela after Shmuel for example. Usually
Shmuel was named after deceased Shmuel and Sarah after deceased Sarah.

In what is Germany today and west of that, the rule was different.
Ashkenazi Jews usually named after grandparents, living or dead. First son
named after the Father's Father, second son after the Mother's Father.
First daughter named after the Father's Mother, second daughter named after
the Mother's Mother.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adding someone to the SSDI #general

Cyndy and Vic <proprius@...>
 

Would someone know answers to these questions?
1. Is it possible for someone to be added to the SSDI years after
his/her death? I have three relatives who are not on the SSDI.
2. Does the person have to have been collecting Social Security
payments at the time of his/her death?
3. What system would a postal employee have been under if he retired
in the early 1950's?
4. What system would a federal worker have been under if retired in
the 1980's?
Thank you,
Cynthia Spikell