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Re: Huncovce #hungary

Bob Friedman <inwood@...>
 

The Greater Hungary Internet Links page on our H-SIG web site,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/links_hungary.htm, has more than a
dozen places to get information on Slovakia, including several which
tell you where to write for vital records. However, the Slovak
Embassy site and others (which have not been updated in years) say to
write to the Interior Ministry (Ministerstvo Vnutra), at a different
address >from the one Vivian Kahn gave for the National Archives
(Slovensky Narodny Archiv). Melody Amsel's Stropkov web site gives
the same address as Vivian did for both the Interior Ministry AND the
National Archives.=20

When I requested records 5 years ago for a person born in Secovce
(Galszecs), I wrote to the Interior Ministry at 811 04 Bratislava,
Krizkova 7, the address given on the Embassy's web site. I got a
response telling me to correspond directly with the Regional Archive
(Statny Oblastny Archiv) in Kosice, and that's who finally sent me
some information. I think the Huncovce records are probably in the
Presov Regional Archive, but I'm not 100% sure.

Can someone please clarify? Thanks very much!

Bob Friedman, NYC
inwood@pipeline.com

On Sun, 25 Mar 2001 21:06:53 -0500, Henny Kestenbaum wrote:

Dear H-Sigers, I found a listing of my gggfather's death in LDS film. He
died in 1892 and is buried in HUNCOVCE , Slovakia. Could someone advise
where to write for his death certificate?

Moderator:...You can also submit a request to the State archives in =
Bratislava. =20
The address is Slovensky narodny archiv, 817 01 Bratislava, Drotarska =
cesta=20
c. 42, Slovak Republic. Forms to request genealogical info used to be =
available=20
at the Slovak Embassy webside. VK


Hungarian Interpreter Needed #hungary

Sheryl K <sherylk@...>
 

If there are any Hungarian Interpreters located in the Washington, DC, or
Anaheim, CA, areas, contact Anita Brem at isi.brem@gte.net
B'Shalom
Sheryl KASTRINER


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Huncovce #hungary

Bob Friedman <inwood@...>
 

The Greater Hungary Internet Links page on our H-SIG web site,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/links_hungary.htm, has more than a
dozen places to get information on Slovakia, including several which
tell you where to write for vital records. However, the Slovak
Embassy site and others (which have not been updated in years) say to
write to the Interior Ministry (Ministerstvo Vnutra), at a different
address >from the one Vivian Kahn gave for the National Archives
(Slovensky Narodny Archiv). Melody Amsel's Stropkov web site gives
the same address as Vivian did for both the Interior Ministry AND the
National Archives.=20

When I requested records 5 years ago for a person born in Secovce
(Galszecs), I wrote to the Interior Ministry at 811 04 Bratislava,
Krizkova 7, the address given on the Embassy's web site. I got a
response telling me to correspond directly with the Regional Archive
(Statny Oblastny Archiv) in Kosice, and that's who finally sent me
some information. I think the Huncovce records are probably in the
Presov Regional Archive, but I'm not 100% sure.

Can someone please clarify? Thanks very much!

Bob Friedman, NYC
inwood@pipeline.com

On Sun, 25 Mar 2001 21:06:53 -0500, Henny Kestenbaum wrote:

Dear H-Sigers, I found a listing of my gggfather's death in LDS film. He
died in 1892 and is buried in HUNCOVCE , Slovakia. Could someone advise
where to write for his death certificate?

Moderator:...You can also submit a request to the State archives in =
Bratislava. =20
The address is Slovensky narodny archiv, 817 01 Bratislava, Drotarska =
cesta=20
c. 42, Slovak Republic. Forms to request genealogical info used to be =
available=20
at the Slovak Embassy webside. VK


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Interpreter Needed #hungary

Sheryl K <sherylk@...>
 

If there are any Hungarian Interpreters located in the Washington, DC, or
Anaheim, CA, areas, contact Anita Brem at isi.brem@gte.net
B'Shalom
Sheryl KASTRINER


MUNKACS #hungary

Alex Miller <AMiller@...>
 

For the many HSiggers with interest in Munkacs(not me....)

www.Judaica.hu has for auction the 1838/9 year book of the local
gymnazium (item #93).

good luck!

Best Regards,

Alex Miller
Reading, PA


Re: What Direction for H-SIG? #hungary

Faith Gardner <ragfhg@...>
 

Dear Bob,

Thank you for your very positive and well-written statement about H-Sig and
JewishGen. Since I joined this group online a year ago, many members have
helped me considerably as I search to learn more and ever more about my
Hungarian Jewish roots. It is because of my experiences this past year and
what I hope to learn in the future that I ask that we put all this behind
us now and return to the exchange of information and experiences we have
had in the past. My thanks to Vivian and Marc and Louis -- especially
Louis who helped me immeasurably when I began my search ( a few years ago,
without a computer) -- and to all of you who make this group what it has
been in the past and, I hope, will continue to be.

Sincerely,
Faith Gardner, N.H.

[Original Message]
From: Bob Friedman <inwood@pipeline.com>
To: Hungarian SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: 3/26/01 3:02:16 AM
Subject: What Direction for H-SIG?

Dear Friends,

With all due respect to Tom Venetianer and others who have recently
voiced similar opinions in this forum, I don't agree that H-SIG is the
place to blow off steam when we feel passionately about a political
issue, or that our volunteer moderators are too strict, or that
JewishGen guidelines are too narrow.

There are numerous other forums designed for unmoderated debate, and
many include messages on Jewish and Holocaust-related themes.
Examples of such groups are soc.culture.jewish, soc.culture.magyar,
soc.culture.palestine, soc.culture.poland, soc.culture.romanian,
soc.culture.syria, soc.culture.yugoslavia, etc. These groups serve a
purpose, and it's not the same as H-SIG's.

I'm not making this statement for bureaucratic reasons. Please take a
few minutes to read the postings in these newsgroups, and then ask
yourself if that is the direction you want for H-SIG.

In my opinion, Lou Schonfeld and "pinch-hitters" Marc Polster, Vivian
Kahn, et al., deserve a tremendous vote of confidence for steering
H-SIG in a constructive, informative, professional direction. I also
feel that over the years the definition of what is "on topic" has been
broad, flexible, and reasonable.

I believe that we all joined H-SIG to share information and
experiences, not to engage in political activity. If we allow
polemical articles and ideological statements in H-SIG, passions will
run high, personal attacks and name-calling will soon follow, and
ultimately our group will disintegrate. Let's not let that happen.

Sincerely,
Bob Friedman, NYC
inwood@pipeline.com

This SIG (h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org
To post a message to this mailing list please address it to
<h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Visit our website at http://www.jewishgen.org/hungary/ , and remember the
H-SIG message archives at
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop


Hungary SIG #Hungary MUNKACS #hungary

Alex Miller <AMiller@...>
 

For the many HSiggers with interest in Munkacs(not me....)

www.Judaica.hu has for auction the 1838/9 year book of the local
gymnazium (item #93).

good luck!

Best Regards,

Alex Miller
Reading, PA


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: What Direction for H-SIG? #hungary

Faith Gardner <ragfhg@...>
 

Dear Bob,

Thank you for your very positive and well-written statement about H-Sig and
JewishGen. Since I joined this group online a year ago, many members have
helped me considerably as I search to learn more and ever more about my
Hungarian Jewish roots. It is because of my experiences this past year and
what I hope to learn in the future that I ask that we put all this behind
us now and return to the exchange of information and experiences we have
had in the past. My thanks to Vivian and Marc and Louis -- especially
Louis who helped me immeasurably when I began my search ( a few years ago,
without a computer) -- and to all of you who make this group what it has
been in the past and, I hope, will continue to be.

Sincerely,
Faith Gardner, N.H.

[Original Message]
From: Bob Friedman <inwood@pipeline.com>
To: Hungarian SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: 3/26/01 3:02:16 AM
Subject: What Direction for H-SIG?

Dear Friends,

With all due respect to Tom Venetianer and others who have recently
voiced similar opinions in this forum, I don't agree that H-SIG is the
place to blow off steam when we feel passionately about a political
issue, or that our volunteer moderators are too strict, or that
JewishGen guidelines are too narrow.

There are numerous other forums designed for unmoderated debate, and
many include messages on Jewish and Holocaust-related themes.
Examples of such groups are soc.culture.jewish, soc.culture.magyar,
soc.culture.palestine, soc.culture.poland, soc.culture.romanian,
soc.culture.syria, soc.culture.yugoslavia, etc. These groups serve a
purpose, and it's not the same as H-SIG's.

I'm not making this statement for bureaucratic reasons. Please take a
few minutes to read the postings in these newsgroups, and then ask
yourself if that is the direction you want for H-SIG.

In my opinion, Lou Schonfeld and "pinch-hitters" Marc Polster, Vivian
Kahn, et al., deserve a tremendous vote of confidence for steering
H-SIG in a constructive, informative, professional direction. I also
feel that over the years the definition of what is "on topic" has been
broad, flexible, and reasonable.

I believe that we all joined H-SIG to share information and
experiences, not to engage in political activity. If we allow
polemical articles and ideological statements in H-SIG, passions will
run high, personal attacks and name-calling will soon follow, and
ultimately our group will disintegrate. Let's not let that happen.

Sincerely,
Bob Friedman, NYC
inwood@pipeline.com

This SIG (h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org
To post a message to this mailing list please address it to
<h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Visit our website at http://www.jewishgen.org/hungary/ , and remember the
H-SIG message archives at
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop


Unknown part of American Jewish history #general

Iris Posner
 

A handful of children were part of one of the most triumphant and
tragic stories of the twentieth century - the rescue and placement in
foster homes and in other facilities across America of approximately
1,000 unaccompanied Jewish children while a generation of 1,500,000
children perished in the Holocaust.

An operation, quietly carried out because of fear that a backlash from
isolationist and anti-semitic forces could cause its demise, the
"underground railroad" spanned two continents and an ocean, was fueled
by donations of ordinary people and the work of hundreds of volunteers
and ran for almost eleven years. Yet, mention of it will not be found in
American history books. Holocaust museums and memorials do not
celebrate the lives of these children and the individuals and
organizations who rescued them. There are no movies about it. Its heros
are not heralded and its villains not reproved. Few Americans know of it

and only one scholar has studied and written about the subject. Most of
the 1,000 children themselves are unaware they were part of an organized
effort of private citizens between 1934 and 1945 to bring to America as
many Jewish children as possible nor that this was accomplished in the
face of powerful economic, social, political, religious and
governmental constraints that had such a devastating outcome for the
eleven million people who perished in the Holocaust.

Founded in 2000, the nonprofit organization, One Thousand Children,
Inc., (OTC) is dedicated to documenting the experiences of the 1,000
children saved >from almost certain death during the Holocaust by placing
them with American foster families. It's founders and officers, Iris
Posner and Lenore Moskowitz, using original organizational documents,
have compiled a list of virtually all the "OTC children," which now
numbers about 1,100. Their work is helping to fill an important gap in
the American historical record. OTC will produce materials in print and
film based on research and interviews with OTC children, and their
rescuers where possible, which will make known the events and people
involved in the rescue, resettlement and the course of the childrens'
lives into adulthood.

OTC children live with memories of parents and siblings murdered in
concentration camps, being declared enemy aliens and then drafted into
the armed forces. They had foster families, school mates and teachers
some of whom were supportive and some destructive. Yet, they became
successful professors, businessmen, scientists, physicians, lawyers,
career military officers, statesmen, a rock and roll impresario and
loving husbands, wives and parents of successful second generation
children. OTC will celebrate their lives.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unknown part of American Jewish history #general

Iris Posner
 

A handful of children were part of one of the most triumphant and
tragic stories of the twentieth century - the rescue and placement in
foster homes and in other facilities across America of approximately
1,000 unaccompanied Jewish children while a generation of 1,500,000
children perished in the Holocaust.

An operation, quietly carried out because of fear that a backlash from
isolationist and anti-semitic forces could cause its demise, the
"underground railroad" spanned two continents and an ocean, was fueled
by donations of ordinary people and the work of hundreds of volunteers
and ran for almost eleven years. Yet, mention of it will not be found in
American history books. Holocaust museums and memorials do not
celebrate the lives of these children and the individuals and
organizations who rescued them. There are no movies about it. Its heros
are not heralded and its villains not reproved. Few Americans know of it

and only one scholar has studied and written about the subject. Most of
the 1,000 children themselves are unaware they were part of an organized
effort of private citizens between 1934 and 1945 to bring to America as
many Jewish children as possible nor that this was accomplished in the
face of powerful economic, social, political, religious and
governmental constraints that had such a devastating outcome for the
eleven million people who perished in the Holocaust.

Founded in 2000, the nonprofit organization, One Thousand Children,
Inc., (OTC) is dedicated to documenting the experiences of the 1,000
children saved >from almost certain death during the Holocaust by placing
them with American foster families. It's founders and officers, Iris
Posner and Lenore Moskowitz, using original organizational documents,
have compiled a list of virtually all the "OTC children," which now
numbers about 1,100. Their work is helping to fill an important gap in
the American historical record. OTC will produce materials in print and
film based on research and interviews with OTC children, and their
rescuers where possible, which will make known the events and people
involved in the rescue, resettlement and the course of the childrens'
lives into adulthood.

OTC children live with memories of parents and siblings murdered in
concentration camps, being declared enemy aliens and then drafted into
the armed forces. They had foster families, school mates and teachers
some of whom were supportive and some destructive. Yet, they became
successful professors, businessmen, scientists, physicians, lawyers,
career military officers, statesmen, a rock and roll impresario and
loving husbands, wives and parents of successful second generation
children. OTC will celebrate their lives.


Re: birth certificate name-1906 #general

Arlene <aparnes@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded....consensus: same person who changed name as
she grew up <g> (as adult she used NAN)
Arlene Parnes, Orlando
aparnes@earthlink.net


Re: Dutch WWII Restitution #general

jack lewin <evajack@...>
 

Dear Mr. Gold,

I did not live in Holland, but my grandparentsand aunt and uncle lived there
until deportation to Auschwitz Is there any way to receive restitution for
their assets ? Thank you you. Jack Lewin

-- Original Message --
The Dutch government and two organizations have announced a program of
restitution for Dutch Jews who were born before 5/8/45 and resided there
sometime between 5/10/40 and 5/8/45. The deadline is 12/31/200l.
Information is on a web site at www.joodsetegoeden.nl
Ron Gold
Kansas City

mailto:rgold@kc.rr.com


FTM Version 8.0 #general

Ron Goldman
 

If anyone's using FTM 8.0 and is thoroughly
familiar with it, I need some questions answered
which I can't get >from their Tech Support without
making a toll call or spending a week perusing
messageboards, on which I have had no luck.

Please respond privately.

Thanks,

Ron Goldman, FL
preshtek@gate.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: birth certificate name-1906 #general

Arlene <aparnes@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded....consensus: same person who changed name as
she grew up <g> (as adult she used NAN)
Arlene Parnes, Orlando
aparnes@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dutch WWII Restitution #general

jack lewin <evajack@...>
 

Dear Mr. Gold,

I did not live in Holland, but my grandparentsand aunt and uncle lived there
until deportation to Auschwitz Is there any way to receive restitution for
their assets ? Thank you you. Jack Lewin

-- Original Message --
The Dutch government and two organizations have announced a program of
restitution for Dutch Jews who were born before 5/8/45 and resided there
sometime between 5/10/40 and 5/8/45. The deadline is 12/31/200l.
Information is on a web site at www.joodsetegoeden.nl
Ron Gold
Kansas City

mailto:rgold@kc.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FTM Version 8.0 #general

Ron Goldman
 

If anyone's using FTM 8.0 and is thoroughly
familiar with it, I need some questions answered
which I can't get >from their Tech Support without
making a toll call or spending a week perusing
messageboards, on which I have had no luck.

Please respond privately.

Thanks,

Ron Goldman, FL
preshtek@gate.net


POLATINSKY - family #lithuania

arnold polatinsky <arnoldp@...>
 

Dear friends of Keidan,

My name is Arnold Polatinsky (arnoldp@bezeqint.net).

I am looking to make contact with any family member or friend of the the
POLATINSKY family.
My late grandparents lived in or near KEIDAN . They could have lived in
Shatt or on a farm in
Podburka (spelling???).

My grandfathers name was Avraham ben Elihahu and my grandmothers name
was Rachel bat Dov. (maiden name Shapiro),both buried in the MAGDIEL
cemetery Israel.

They had the following children:

Elihahu ben Avraham (my late father)
Zalman Gershon ben Avraham - (my late uncle)
Menachem Mendel ben Avraham (my late uncle)
Anna (Chana) bat Avraham (my late aunt)
Dov ben Avraham (my late uncle)

Elihahu (Alec) and Zalmon (Solly) emigrated to South Africa in the
1920's and had a general dealers store in Kestell OFS.
Mendel landed up in Johannesburg after leaving Malanspost in OFS.
Anna married Yaacov Dubitsky (spelling??) and left for USA during WW2.
Dov the youngest came to Israel with my grandparents in 1927/28.Dov
later left Israel to study in Italy where he qualified as a doctor and
lived there intill his death .Dov spelled his name PALATINSKY.

Other relatives names were Shapiro (Abe of the Lion Trading company in
Johannesburg- brother to my grandmother Rachel),and the Kaplan
family.(Berka who lived near Johannesburg)

I am hoping that there is someone with some / any information concerning
my family.

Also if someone could suggest some data bases I could look at for
futher information it would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Regards,

Arnold Polatinsky


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania POLATINSKY - family #lithuania

arnold polatinsky <arnoldp@...>
 

Dear friends of Keidan,

My name is Arnold Polatinsky (arnoldp@bezeqint.net).

I am looking to make contact with any family member or friend of the the
POLATINSKY family.
My late grandparents lived in or near KEIDAN . They could have lived in
Shatt or on a farm in
Podburka (spelling???).

My grandfathers name was Avraham ben Elihahu and my grandmothers name
was Rachel bat Dov. (maiden name Shapiro),both buried in the MAGDIEL
cemetery Israel.

They had the following children:

Elihahu ben Avraham (my late father)
Zalman Gershon ben Avraham - (my late uncle)
Menachem Mendel ben Avraham (my late uncle)
Anna (Chana) bat Avraham (my late aunt)
Dov ben Avraham (my late uncle)

Elihahu (Alec) and Zalmon (Solly) emigrated to South Africa in the
1920's and had a general dealers store in Kestell OFS.
Mendel landed up in Johannesburg after leaving Malanspost in OFS.
Anna married Yaacov Dubitsky (spelling??) and left for USA during WW2.
Dov the youngest came to Israel with my grandparents in 1927/28.Dov
later left Israel to study in Italy where he qualified as a doctor and
lived there intill his death .Dov spelled his name PALATINSKY.

Other relatives names were Shapiro (Abe of the Lion Trading company in
Johannesburg- brother to my grandmother Rachel),and the Kaplan
family.(Berka who lived near Johannesburg)

I am hoping that there is someone with some / any information concerning
my family.

Also if someone could suggest some data bases I could look at for
futher information it would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Regards,

Arnold Polatinsky


The Great Galician Indexing Race is on #galicia

Willie46@...
 

It was just two weeks ago that Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announced the
commencement of Phase two of the indexing of records for 90 district and
subdistrict towns in the former Galician provinces of Lwow, Tarnopol, and
Stanislawow. Please remember that other nearby towns and villages registered
their vital records in these district and subdistrict towns.

Volunteers have come forward as Town Leaders for 22 more towns and the Great
Galician Indexing Race is on. As of March 25, 2001, eight towns have
qualified for priority in the Phase 2 indexing. They are:

1. Obertyn
2. Bialy Kamien
3. Nadworna
4. Bobrka
5. Grodek Jagiellonski
6. Ulaszkowce
7. Bukaczowce
8. Sokolowka

There are still 56 orphan towns looking for a Town Leader to ensure that the
records for that town will be indexed.

The Excel spreadsheet, which includes a good deal of information about the
records available for these 90 district and subdistrict towns and a status
report for each town has been updated. You will find this spreadsheet at the
Great Galician Indexing Race web page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/galicia/index.htm> by clicking on the
hyperlink "90 towns" in the first paragraph.

For more information about the AGAD Archives Project, please see the AGAD
webpage at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad/>.

If you are interested in being a Town Leader or have any questions, please
contact me at <willie46@aol.com>.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Great Galician Indexing Race is on #galicia

Willie46@...
 

It was just two weeks ago that Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announced the
commencement of Phase two of the indexing of records for 90 district and
subdistrict towns in the former Galician provinces of Lwow, Tarnopol, and
Stanislawow. Please remember that other nearby towns and villages registered
their vital records in these district and subdistrict towns.

Volunteers have come forward as Town Leaders for 22 more towns and the Great
Galician Indexing Race is on. As of March 25, 2001, eight towns have
qualified for priority in the Phase 2 indexing. They are:

1. Obertyn
2. Bialy Kamien
3. Nadworna
4. Bobrka
5. Grodek Jagiellonski
6. Ulaszkowce
7. Bukaczowce
8. Sokolowka

There are still 56 orphan towns looking for a Town Leader to ensure that the
records for that town will be indexed.

The Excel spreadsheet, which includes a good deal of information about the
records available for these 90 district and subdistrict towns and a status
report for each town has been updated. You will find this spreadsheet at the
Great Galician Indexing Race web page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/galicia/index.htm> by clicking on the
hyperlink "90 towns" in the first paragraph.

For more information about the AGAD Archives Project, please see the AGAD
webpage at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad/>.

If you are interested in being a Town Leader or have any questions, please
contact me at <willie46@aol.com>.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland