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Righteous Gentile Candidates #general

Louis A Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Genners,

A short time ago one of my neighbors told me of her family's activities
during WWII.
The family consisted of Auke HARTSTRA, his wife Anna KOEN, their
daughters Anna Maria b.1920 and my neighbor Tine (now Olson) b.1930.

Two houses away >from the Hartstra family, at either #50 or 42
Voortsweg, Enschede Netherlands, lived a Jewish family, named Ausen
(Aussen). The family consisted of the senior Aussen, their son and his
wife and their toddler/preschooler, red-haired son.
One day members of the Resistance told the Hartstras the Nazis were
coming that night to round up Jews and for them to warn the Ausens. The
Ausens refused to believe them, but Tine requested that the little Ausen
boy be allowed to stay in their home *one* night. Permission was granted.
Circa 3 or 4 am the Nazis came in trucks and took the Ausen family, never
to return. Some of the Hartstra neighbors were Nazi collaborators and
they feared for the boy's life. Consequently he was taken by the
Resistance to live with a farm family outside of Enschede. Tine believes
he was probably adopted.
Another part of the Hartstra's history relates another set of
neighbors. Late 1942 or early 1943 the Hartstra's moved to Delden. Next
door lived a family named COHEN: Mr/Mrs. COHEN and the husband's brother.
The Cohen's ran a butcher shop in town. Again the Resistance told the
Hartstra's the Nazis were about to round up Jews. The Cohens listened to
the Hartstra's and went to live with the mother of Tine's
brother-in-law: Mr/Mrs Henry LAST ala Anne FRANK. Last in Dolphia & ran
a barber shop in Glanerbrug.
The Hartstras took as much of the Cohen's equipment and furnishing as
they could, stored them their attic and post war, the Cohen's recovered
their goods. As a result, the Cohen's were able to re-open their butcher
shop in Delden. their daughter married and the couple ran a butcher shop
in Hengelo.
In my opinion, the Hartstra family, Tine being the sole survivor,
deserves to be awarded the status of Righteous Gentile. However the above
requires substantiation and validation >from someone other than Tine. Is
there anyone out there who knows anything about these families?


If so, please contact me privately ASAP.

Louis A. Fine
University Place WA-U.S.A
E-mail <loufine@juno.com>


Re: alien registration #general

Burton Schreiber <schreibb@...>
 

I have an Alien Registration & Declaration of Holdings form filled out
by my father-in-law in 1918 in Minnesota. It consists of 35 questions,
the last 11 questions are all about ownership of land, and or buildings
in the state of Minnesota. If anyone has any questions please contact me
privately.
Burt Schreiber
Ft Myers, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Righteous Gentile Candidates #general

Louis A Fine <loufine@...>
 

Dear Genners,

A short time ago one of my neighbors told me of her family's activities
during WWII.
The family consisted of Auke HARTSTRA, his wife Anna KOEN, their
daughters Anna Maria b.1920 and my neighbor Tine (now Olson) b.1930.

Two houses away >from the Hartstra family, at either #50 or 42
Voortsweg, Enschede Netherlands, lived a Jewish family, named Ausen
(Aussen). The family consisted of the senior Aussen, their son and his
wife and their toddler/preschooler, red-haired son.
One day members of the Resistance told the Hartstras the Nazis were
coming that night to round up Jews and for them to warn the Ausens. The
Ausens refused to believe them, but Tine requested that the little Ausen
boy be allowed to stay in their home *one* night. Permission was granted.
Circa 3 or 4 am the Nazis came in trucks and took the Ausen family, never
to return. Some of the Hartstra neighbors were Nazi collaborators and
they feared for the boy's life. Consequently he was taken by the
Resistance to live with a farm family outside of Enschede. Tine believes
he was probably adopted.
Another part of the Hartstra's history relates another set of
neighbors. Late 1942 or early 1943 the Hartstra's moved to Delden. Next
door lived a family named COHEN: Mr/Mrs. COHEN and the husband's brother.
The Cohen's ran a butcher shop in town. Again the Resistance told the
Hartstra's the Nazis were about to round up Jews. The Cohens listened to
the Hartstra's and went to live with the mother of Tine's
brother-in-law: Mr/Mrs Henry LAST ala Anne FRANK. Last in Dolphia & ran
a barber shop in Glanerbrug.
The Hartstras took as much of the Cohen's equipment and furnishing as
they could, stored them their attic and post war, the Cohen's recovered
their goods. As a result, the Cohen's were able to re-open their butcher
shop in Delden. their daughter married and the couple ran a butcher shop
in Hengelo.
In my opinion, the Hartstra family, Tine being the sole survivor,
deserves to be awarded the status of Righteous Gentile. However the above
requires substantiation and validation >from someone other than Tine. Is
there anyone out there who knows anything about these families?


If so, please contact me privately ASAP.

Louis A. Fine
University Place WA-U.S.A
E-mail <loufine@juno.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: alien registration #general

Burton Schreiber <schreibb@...>
 

I have an Alien Registration & Declaration of Holdings form filled out
by my father-in-law in 1918 in Minnesota. It consists of 35 questions,
the last 11 questions are all about ownership of land, and or buildings
in the state of Minnesota. If anyone has any questions please contact me
privately.
Burt Schreiber
Ft Myers, FL


OFFMAN & OFMAN #general

Dr offfman <itche@...>
 

I am looking for relatives(descendants) of the OFFMAN( OFMAN)family
originally >from Lodz. I am the son of Jacob Zwi OFFMAN z"l and the
grandchild of Abra(ha)m Chaim Offman who was married to Hendel Offman(nee
konig). Abraham Chaim Offman was the son-in-law of Henoch KONIG(son of
jacob konig >from linshitz) and Sara Rivka KONIG daughter of Jeshaje and
Henna WROBLEWSKI).
They lived on the Piotrkowska and Wolborska street(Rauchgasse).

Sincerely,

Itche Offman
Beth Shemesh Israel (-Antwerp) 00 972 2 9991595

looking for;
OFFMAN(or Ofman)Abraham Chaim,Mojshe Laib,Katriel David
KONIG Henoch,Mojshe Aron,Jutka,Prive,Jitchok
WROBLEWSKI Shaje,Henna

Tnx


Re: Need Info on British 106 Bomber Squadron #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <10.6fca3a1.278526ab@aol.com>, <DavidRosner@aol.com> wrote:

My Uncle was a "Yank in the RAF" and served with the 106 Bomber Squadron
(Lancasters) until he was Killed in Action, during 1943.

His name was Eugene Rosner, born 1920-21

if anyone has any information on the Squadron at all, I'd appreciate it...
Try http://british-forces.com/cig/squadrons/squads/106.html
and http://www.nucleus.com/%7Evwright/sqnfinv6.htm#106s

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OFFMAN & OFMAN #general

Dr offfman <itche@...>
 

I am looking for relatives(descendants) of the OFFMAN( OFMAN)family
originally >from Lodz. I am the son of Jacob Zwi OFFMAN z"l and the
grandchild of Abra(ha)m Chaim Offman who was married to Hendel Offman(nee
konig). Abraham Chaim Offman was the son-in-law of Henoch KONIG(son of
jacob konig >from linshitz) and Sara Rivka KONIG daughter of Jeshaje and
Henna WROBLEWSKI).
They lived on the Piotrkowska and Wolborska street(Rauchgasse).

Sincerely,

Itche Offman
Beth Shemesh Israel (-Antwerp) 00 972 2 9991595

looking for;
OFFMAN(or Ofman)Abraham Chaim,Mojshe Laib,Katriel David
KONIG Henoch,Mojshe Aron,Jutka,Prive,Jitchok
WROBLEWSKI Shaje,Henna

Tnx


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need Info on British 106 Bomber Squadron #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <10.6fca3a1.278526ab@aol.com>, <DavidRosner@aol.com> wrote:

My Uncle was a "Yank in the RAF" and served with the 106 Bomber Squadron
(Lancasters) until he was Killed in Action, during 1943.

His name was Eugene Rosner, born 1920-21

if anyone has any information on the Squadron at all, I'd appreciate it...
Try http://british-forces.com/cig/squadrons/squads/106.html
and http://www.nucleus.com/%7Evwright/sqnfinv6.htm#106s

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


The brothers Silver - London caterers and pastrycooks of the 1890s #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Trying to help a friend. If a genner knows anything about H&E Silver or M.
Silver or Isaac Silver, all sibling pastrycooks and caterers in London of
the 1890s and advertising separately in the Jewish Chronicle, the
information would be greatly appreciated. Harold Lewin - Jerusalem


Re: Immigration to USA through Canada #general

Jeff Sugarman <sugarjf@...>
 

In addition to the St. Albans lists already mentioned, NARA also has some
indexes of crossings >from Canada to Detroit.

The Canadian Archives has both passenger arrival lists and immigration
cards for each immigrant. If you can determine the date of arrival (maybe
from naturalization documents?), you may be able to find both. My
grandfather arrived in Quebec, sailing >from Antwerp in 1920. I requested
films >from the Canadian Archives by interlibrary loan. This worked out
well, and I was able to find both the passenger list and immigration card.

Jeff Sugarman
Los Altos, California


SILVERMAN Family #general

robert.gleek <robert.gleek@...>
 

I am looking for the descendants of the Pole Issa Silverman (born Harris?)
and his wife Annie (nee Goldstein) who were both born in around 1865.
(Interestingly Issa's brother Morris married Annie's sister Sarah).
Their children included David Silverman and Nathan - and I am looking for
descendants of their children who, if they are still alive, will be aged
around 85.
Their names are Sammy, Sidney, Pearl and Sadie Silverman.
Thanks you,
Daniel Gleek (London)


Also searching for:
DORF / DOFF - >from Lomza to London & New York
HERMAN - >from Kolo to London & New York
KUPCHIK / COOPTCHICK - >from Odessa to London & USA
ISOW / ISOWITSKY - >from Odessa to London
GLEEK / GLICK - >from Riga to UK , RSA & Palestine
GLICKMAN / GLUKMAN - >from Warsaw to London & Belgium


Crypto Jews of Puerto Rico #general

NICOLE WEISSMAN <nweissman@...>
 

I am researching the names Mendoza, DeMendoza and Rodriguez in Puerto
Rico. Family lore has it that my father was of Jewish descent but I have
not been able to verify this. My grandfather, who I was told was >from
Seville, came to Puerto Rico in the late 1800's. He married into the
Rodriguez family and had five sons and one daughter. The family was
supposedly associated with the town of Rio Grande, P.R. but I have not
been able to find any original documents. My father married a woman whose
last name was Franco Villanueva y Calderon. That family might have come

from Venezuela originally.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The brothers Silver - London caterers and pastrycooks of the 1890s #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Trying to help a friend. If a genner knows anything about H&E Silver or M.
Silver or Isaac Silver, all sibling pastrycooks and caterers in London of
the 1890s and advertising separately in the Jewish Chronicle, the
information would be greatly appreciated. Harold Lewin - Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Immigration to USA through Canada #general

Jeff Sugarman <sugarjf@...>
 

In addition to the St. Albans lists already mentioned, NARA also has some
indexes of crossings >from Canada to Detroit.

The Canadian Archives has both passenger arrival lists and immigration
cards for each immigrant. If you can determine the date of arrival (maybe
from naturalization documents?), you may be able to find both. My
grandfather arrived in Quebec, sailing >from Antwerp in 1920. I requested
films >from the Canadian Archives by interlibrary loan. This worked out
well, and I was able to find both the passenger list and immigration card.

Jeff Sugarman
Los Altos, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SILVERMAN Family #general

robert.gleek <robert.gleek@...>
 

I am looking for the descendants of the Pole Issa Silverman (born Harris?)
and his wife Annie (nee Goldstein) who were both born in around 1865.
(Interestingly Issa's brother Morris married Annie's sister Sarah).
Their children included David Silverman and Nathan - and I am looking for
descendants of their children who, if they are still alive, will be aged
around 85.
Their names are Sammy, Sidney, Pearl and Sadie Silverman.
Thanks you,
Daniel Gleek (London)


Also searching for:
DORF / DOFF - >from Lomza to London & New York
HERMAN - >from Kolo to London & New York
KUPCHIK / COOPTCHICK - >from Odessa to London & USA
ISOW / ISOWITSKY - >from Odessa to London
GLEEK / GLICK - >from Riga to UK , RSA & Palestine
GLICKMAN / GLUKMAN - >from Warsaw to London & Belgium


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Crypto Jews of Puerto Rico #general

NICOLE WEISSMAN <nweissman@...>
 

I am researching the names Mendoza, DeMendoza and Rodriguez in Puerto
Rico. Family lore has it that my father was of Jewish descent but I have
not been able to verify this. My grandfather, who I was told was >from
Seville, came to Puerto Rico in the late 1800's. He married into the
Rodriguez family and had five sons and one daughter. The family was
supposedly associated with the town of Rio Grande, P.R. but I have not
been able to find any original documents. My father married a woman whose
last name was Franco Villanueva y Calderon. That family might have come

from Venezuela originally.


Re: The Yiddish work "roys" #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Your family name was probably a variant of ROSE. I do not know Slavic
languages and so can't tell you a possible Slavic origin. My closest
guess is Ross, German for horse. If you go by the pronunciation and a
Yiddish word, "roys" would be a Galitzian prnounciation of the German
'raus (properly heraus) which means (get) out!, scat, scram, outside,
expelled and so on.

Hope this helps

Michael Bernet, New York
Michael

Sorry, for once you are mistaken

Royz - in Yiddish: resh vav jod zayin - means rose, which makes ROSE an
obvious name to take for a family with such a name emigrating to USA. In
Poland the name would probably be spelled ROJZ - and Beider finds it in
Biala, Radzyn, Pulawy, Janow and Warsaw. Artificial names starting with
ROJZ- abound in Poland and they all derive >from the name of that flower.

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark


UK Friendly Societies #general

Rebeccadan <rebeccadan@...>
 

The Kalman reference to Jewish Friendly Societies is:
The Jewish friendly societies of London 1793-1993
J Hist Studies 33 1992-94.

Those interested in other Jewish communities of the
UK could consult:
Rainer Liedtke
Self-help in Manchester Jewry: the provincial independent tontine society
Manchester Region History Review 1992

or Zoe Josephs
The Friendly Societies
in Z Josephs (ed)
Birmingham Jewry Vol II More Aspects 1740-1930 (pub. 1984)

Those interested in friendly societies, which were significantly different
to landsmanshaften, could join the Friendly Societies Research Group which
can provide further information about specific societies and information
about sources. Their website is:
http://www.openuniversity.edu/socialsciences/sociology/socsubset/socinfopo
ps/socires_g.html

Regards
Rebecca Ferguson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Yiddish work "roys" #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Your family name was probably a variant of ROSE. I do not know Slavic
languages and so can't tell you a possible Slavic origin. My closest
guess is Ross, German for horse. If you go by the pronunciation and a
Yiddish word, "roys" would be a Galitzian prnounciation of the German
'raus (properly heraus) which means (get) out!, scat, scram, outside,
expelled and so on.

Hope this helps

Michael Bernet, New York
Michael

Sorry, for once you are mistaken

Royz - in Yiddish: resh vav jod zayin - means rose, which makes ROSE an
obvious name to take for a family with such a name emigrating to USA. In
Poland the name would probably be spelled ROJZ - and Beider finds it in
Biala, Radzyn, Pulawy, Janow and Warsaw. Artificial names starting with
ROJZ- abound in Poland and they all derive >from the name of that flower.

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen UK Friendly Societies #general

Rebeccadan <rebeccadan@...>
 

The Kalman reference to Jewish Friendly Societies is:
The Jewish friendly societies of London 1793-1993
J Hist Studies 33 1992-94.

Those interested in other Jewish communities of the
UK could consult:
Rainer Liedtke
Self-help in Manchester Jewry: the provincial independent tontine society
Manchester Region History Review 1992

or Zoe Josephs
The Friendly Societies
in Z Josephs (ed)
Birmingham Jewry Vol II More Aspects 1740-1930 (pub. 1984)

Those interested in friendly societies, which were significantly different
to landsmanshaften, could join the Friendly Societies Research Group which
can provide further information about specific societies and information
about sources. Their website is:
http://www.openuniversity.edu/socialsciences/sociology/socsubset/socinfopo
ps/socires_g.html

Regards
Rebecca Ferguson