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Re: Changing names #general

Michael Manson <mick.manson@...>
 

My father settled in the UK just after Kristall Nacht. When the war
came he enlisted in the British Army, a volunteer, as refugees were
not conscripted. He was advised to change his name in case of capture
by the fascists. As a Mansbach he would have had less chance of being
treated as a normal POW than as a Manson.

Mick Manson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing names #general

Michael Manson <mick.manson@...>
 

My father settled in the UK just after Kristall Nacht. When the war
came he enlisted in the British Army, a volunteer, as refugees were
not conscripted. He was advised to change his name in case of capture
by the fascists. As a Mansbach he would have had less chance of being
treated as a normal POW than as a Manson.

Mick Manson


Re: Name change: #general

bill farran <farran@...>
 

My father was born Abraham Farkowitz in 1908.. Being short and slim he
acquired the nick name of pee wee which became Peter. Dad stuttered and
if he got the F-F-Fark out he would stumble over the owitz. So when he
became of age he changed his name to Peter Farran. He figured that
Farran was easy to pronounce and he would retain the Far >from Farkowitz.
When he told his brother Joe about the name change Joe changed his name
also. Another first cousin, Jerome changed his name to Farron.

As an aside, my grandfather, Louis Farkowitz, returned to Europe in 1938
for a visit. He met one of his brother's children there. This first
cousin of my Dad came to America after the Hungarian Revolution looking
for Louis Farkowitz who had died the year before. It took many years
until the Farrans met the Farkowitzs when I noticed the surname in the
Brooklyn phone book.

Bill Farran


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name change: #general

bill farran <farran@...>
 

My father was born Abraham Farkowitz in 1908.. Being short and slim he
acquired the nick name of pee wee which became Peter. Dad stuttered and
if he got the F-F-Fark out he would stumble over the owitz. So when he
became of age he changed his name to Peter Farran. He figured that
Farran was easy to pronounce and he would retain the Far >from Farkowitz.
When he told his brother Joe about the name change Joe changed his name
also. Another first cousin, Jerome changed his name to Farron.

As an aside, my grandfather, Louis Farkowitz, returned to Europe in 1938
for a visit. He met one of his brother's children there. This first
cousin of my Dad came to America after the Hungarian Revolution looking
for Louis Farkowitz who had died the year before. It took many years
until the Farrans met the Farkowitzs when I noticed the surname in the
Brooklyn phone book.

Bill Farran


Re: Name Changes #hungary

LindaJim Morzillo <jmorzil1@...>
 

The story in my family is that my maternal grandparents, last name
Amchislavsky, changed their name to Anis so that the teachers in school
would be able to say and spell the last name of the children properly.
I have no details on how they went about this change.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jmorzil1@nycap.rr.com

Researching:
PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and Kaunas
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia
COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmyany, Vilna and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Changes #general

LindaJim Morzillo <jmorzil1@...>
 

The story in my family is that my maternal grandparents, last name
Amchislavsky, changed their name to Anis so that the teachers in school
would be able to say and spell the last name of the children properly.
I have no details on how they went about this change.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jmorzil1@nycap.rr.com

Researching:
PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and Kaunas
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia
COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmyany, Vilna and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


Re: * Magyarositas = Hungarization (a bit long) #hungary

tom klein <tom_klein@...>
 

the book in question was published over 100 years ago, so i would assume that it is in the public domain by now. would it be feasible to convert it to a database and possibly make it available online? (that would solve the problem of cross-referencing.)

does anyone have the facilities to scan and ocr a microfilm? (assuming that the mormons' microfilm is reasonably legible.)


...... tom klein, toronto
------------------------------------------------------
See moderator's note below for further information.

--------------------------------------------------------
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@uol.com.br> wrote:

[snip!]

As for registers about name Hungarization, >snip>
Szazadunk Ne'vva'ltoztata'sai (this century's changes of names)
a book published by Viktor Hornyanszky in 1895
which contains thousands of surnames of people who "hungarized" their
names >from 1800 to 1893. This is a real jewel for the genealogist but
it presents one BIG hurdle for the researcher: the names are listed
in alphabetical order but according to the surname TAKEN, not the
surname the person hold *before* he/she changed it. And there is no
cross index!
[snip!]


mod.- Jewishgen and H-sig, working together, have hired a researcher based
in Budapest to digitize this book and do the same for other important
documents related to Jewish family history. The Hornyanszky book and the
books by Fenyes (see H-sig archives -search for Fenyes) are the first
assignments to be done. We are looking for additional suggestions to keep
our researcher active and gainfully employed on a full time basis.
Therefore, your suggestions for projects and SPONSORSHIP of projects is
encouraged. Tax deductible contribtutions for this purpose can be made to
Jewishgen at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Hungary.html
(please specify H-sig general fund) You can also request that your
sponsored project be for one or more of your ancestral towns. The purpose
of this forum is to assist one another in providing information and
suggesting strategies and solutions. Sometimes the solution require
investigation, research and practical applications. This can only be done
by people who have the expertise to do so. Our Jewishgen/H-sig researcher
can be the person who does these tasks if we we are willing to pool our
resources and provide for him as well. I'll refer to him by the
moniker, "Lone Ranger". For the time being it is to everyone's advantage
to keep his identity a mystery. As a practical and urgent matter, anyone
who can provide a desktop computer for delivery to Budapest is urged to e-
mail Joyce Field at jfield@indy.net

Flash-1. Last time I looked we had 497 subscribers (closing in on the magic 500)
2. I will complete the Mukachevo/Munkacs shtetlpage today or tommorrow and
submit it to Jewishgen. Depending on how long the approval process takes
the site should be up very soon.LS


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: * Magyarositas = Hungarization (a bit long) #hungary

tom klein <tom_klein@...>
 

the book in question was published over 100 years ago, so i would assume that it is in the public domain by now. would it be feasible to convert it to a database and possibly make it available online? (that would solve the problem of cross-referencing.)

does anyone have the facilities to scan and ocr a microfilm? (assuming that the mormons' microfilm is reasonably legible.)


...... tom klein, toronto
------------------------------------------------------
See moderator's note below for further information.

--------------------------------------------------------
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@uol.com.br> wrote:

[snip!]

As for registers about name Hungarization, >snip>
Szazadunk Ne'vva'ltoztata'sai (this century's changes of names)
a book published by Viktor Hornyanszky in 1895
which contains thousands of surnames of people who "hungarized" their
names >from 1800 to 1893. This is a real jewel for the genealogist but
it presents one BIG hurdle for the researcher: the names are listed
in alphabetical order but according to the surname TAKEN, not the
surname the person hold *before* he/she changed it. And there is no
cross index!
[snip!]


mod.- Jewishgen and H-sig, working together, have hired a researcher based
in Budapest to digitize this book and do the same for other important
documents related to Jewish family history. The Hornyanszky book and the
books by Fenyes (see H-sig archives -search for Fenyes) are the first
assignments to be done. We are looking for additional suggestions to keep
our researcher active and gainfully employed on a full time basis.
Therefore, your suggestions for projects and SPONSORSHIP of projects is
encouraged. Tax deductible contribtutions for this purpose can be made to
Jewishgen at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Hungary.html
(please specify H-sig general fund) You can also request that your
sponsored project be for one or more of your ancestral towns. The purpose
of this forum is to assist one another in providing information and
suggesting strategies and solutions. Sometimes the solution require
investigation, research and practical applications. This can only be done
by people who have the expertise to do so. Our Jewishgen/H-sig researcher
can be the person who does these tasks if we we are willing to pool our
resources and provide for him as well. I'll refer to him by the
moniker, "Lone Ranger". For the time being it is to everyone's advantage
to keep his identity a mystery. As a practical and urgent matter, anyone
who can provide a desktop computer for delivery to Budapest is urged to e-
mail Joyce Field at jfield@indy.net

Flash-1. Last time I looked we had 497 subscribers (closing in on the magic 500)
2. I will complete the Mukachevo/Munkacs shtetlpage today or tommorrow and
submit it to Jewishgen. Depending on how long the approval process takes
the site should be up very soon.LS


1884 placename "Diarbicha near Neval" #belarus

Lindsay Jackson <l_c_jackson@...>
 

My great uncle "Samuel ZARCHIN known as
Samuel JACKSON" was naturalised in the UK in 1951.
His 1951 certificate states that he was born in
1884 in "Diarbicha near Neval". My father believes
this to be really Nevel', which was in the Vitebsk
gubernia, Belarus, in 1884 and is now in the Russian
Republic.

Does anyone recognise the placename "Diarbicha"?

It does not seem to be on the 1899 "Vsia Rossiia" map
on the Belarus SIG section of the Jewishgen website,
but I have difficulty reading small fuzzy italicised
Cyrillic! Any clue might help me to locate the place
on an 1867 map at the Royal Geographical Society,
Kensington, London, which I hope to visit fairly soon.


Thank you for your attention. Lindsay Jackson
Guildford, UK
l_c_jackson@yahoo.co.uk

--------------
MODERATOR NOTE:
Just a reminder for anyone searching for a specific shtetl:
(Lindsay might have done so already)
Try to find it on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/Shtetls/Belarus.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/
or in "Where Once We Walked - A guide to the Jewish Communities
Destroyed in the Holocaust", Avotaynu, 1991.
--- other suggestions will be welcomed!
--------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1884 placename "Diarbicha near Neval" #belarus

Lindsay Jackson <l_c_jackson@...>
 

My great uncle "Samuel ZARCHIN known as
Samuel JACKSON" was naturalised in the UK in 1951.
His 1951 certificate states that he was born in
1884 in "Diarbicha near Neval". My father believes
this to be really Nevel', which was in the Vitebsk
gubernia, Belarus, in 1884 and is now in the Russian
Republic.

Does anyone recognise the placename "Diarbicha"?

It does not seem to be on the 1899 "Vsia Rossiia" map
on the Belarus SIG section of the Jewishgen website,
but I have difficulty reading small fuzzy italicised
Cyrillic! Any clue might help me to locate the place
on an 1867 map at the Royal Geographical Society,
Kensington, London, which I hope to visit fairly soon.


Thank you for your attention. Lindsay Jackson
Guildford, UK
l_c_jackson@yahoo.co.uk

--------------
MODERATOR NOTE:
Just a reminder for anyone searching for a specific shtetl:
(Lindsay might have done so already)
Try to find it on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/Shtetls/Belarus.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/
or in "Where Once We Walked - A guide to the Jewish Communities
Destroyed in the Holocaust", Avotaynu, 1991.
--- other suggestions will be welcomed!
--------------


Ungvar Pinkas translation project #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

One last call: requesting the name and amount contributed to the project of
translatimg the Ungvar Pinkas Chevra Kaddish book.

So far the following people have reported contributions:

Todd Samovitz via H-sig
Michael Samoville via H-sig
Norman and Jean Fuhrer via H-sig

Sheree and Ron Roth via Jewishgen
Debbi Korman via Jewishgen.


Please e-mail me directly if you contributed to this project and your name
does not appear on this list. Thank You.

Louis Schonfeld
Lmagyar@en.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Ungvar Pinkas translation project #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

One last call: requesting the name and amount contributed to the project of
translatimg the Ungvar Pinkas Chevra Kaddish book.

So far the following people have reported contributions:

Todd Samovitz via H-sig
Michael Samoville via H-sig
Norman and Jean Fuhrer via H-sig

Sheree and Ron Roth via Jewishgen
Debbi Korman via Jewishgen.


Please e-mail me directly if you contributed to this project and your name
does not appear on this list. Thank You.

Louis Schonfeld
Lmagyar@en.com


Re: 1848 census of NagyKanizsa #hungary

Peter I. Hidas <thidas@...>
 

The town of Nagykanizsa, "Megyei varos", county town, had a Jewish
population in 1840 of 1000(18.2%), in 1880 2875(15.6%), in 1910
3378(12.7%), in 1920 3663(12.2%), in 1930 2838(9.2%), in 1941
2091(7.6%).

Can anybody tell me how and where can I find
the 1848 census of NagyKanizsa?
snip>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: 1848 census of NagyKanizsa #hungary

Peter I. Hidas <thidas@...>
 

The town of Nagykanizsa, "Megyei varos", county town, had a Jewish
population in 1840 of 1000(18.2%), in 1880 2875(15.6%), in 1910
3378(12.7%), in 1920 3663(12.2%), in 1930 2838(9.2%), in 1941
2091(7.6%).

Can anybody tell me how and where can I find
the 1848 census of NagyKanizsa?
snip>


Re: Szobranc - where is this town??? #hungary

AttilaRona@...
 

Szob=E1nc is Sobrance now and located in the easternmost part of Slovakia, n=
ear=20
Michalovce (Nagymih=E1ly).

Good luck,

Attila R=F3na


Re: Szobranc - where is this town??? #hungary

Polakovic Daniel <polakovic@...>
 

Szobranc is now in northeast part of Slovakia, today's name is Sobrance.
D. Polakovic

----- Original Message -----
From: Zvi Josef <shis@isdn.net.il>
To: Hungarian SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 5:36 PM
Subject: Szobranc - where is this town???


Hello.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me where the town of Szobranc is today
and where <snip>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Szobranc - where is this town??? #hungary

AttilaRona@...
 

Szob=E1nc is Sobrance now and located in the easternmost part of Slovakia, n=
ear=20
Michalovce (Nagymih=E1ly).

Good luck,

Attila R=F3na


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Szobranc - where is this town??? #hungary

Polakovic Daniel <polakovic@...>
 

Szobranc is now in northeast part of Slovakia, today's name is Sobrance.
D. Polakovic

----- Original Message -----
From: Zvi Josef <shis@isdn.net.il>
To: Hungarian SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 5:36 PM
Subject: Szobranc - where is this town???


Hello.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me where the town of Szobranc is today
and where <snip>


News Release: Slonim Synagogue Saved #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear SIG Members,

While I am sure that members with ties to Slonim will be interested in
this news release, you should all be aware of efforts to preserve Jewish
buildings and cemeteries in Belarus.

--
David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD USA
Belarus SIG Coordinator
<http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus>
************************************************

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8 January 2001

Slonim Synagogue Saved

World Monument Fund and EEJHP Team up to Save Historic Landmark of East
European Jewry.

Minsk, 8 Janaury 2001. The East European Jewish Heritage Project
announced today that the first steps to assuring the preservation of the
historic Slonim Synagogue will be taken next week.

The historic building, listed by the World Monument Fund as the most
important Jewish structure in East Europe requiring restoration has long
been in a state of disrepair and jeopardy. Franklin J. Swartz, Executive
Director of the EEJHP, has lobbied for years for support to renew the
building. Finally with the support of Samuel Gruber, Director of the
International Survey of Jewish Monuments in the United States, the World
Monument Fund, also in the U.S., the U.K. based Conference of European
Rabbis, the Belarusian Government's Commission for the Preservation of the
Nation's Heritage and the Slonim Local Government conservation will
move ahead.

A WMF conservator and his team have already visited to begin work. 'I
am very heartened by this development,' said Mr. Swartz. Sam Gruber's
organisation and the WMF have an excellent track record. I hope that what
they were able to do in Krakow will be duplicated in Slonim.'

Located in the city centre the 16th century Synagogue was spared
destruction by both the Luftwaffe and the Soviet Air Force because of its
utility as a landmark for aerial navigation. After the war it was used as
a warehouse and for the past two decades has been empty. 'I was concerned
that unless work was begun rapidly we would have nothing to preserve', said
Mr. Swartz 'It is a great relief to me that work is finally beginning.'

The entire Jewish population of Slonim, 39,000 people, plus 2,000 Jews
from surrounding areas were murdered during the war. 'In many ways this
restoration will be a monument to a way of life which largely vanished
because of genocide, it is a monument that functions at many levels,' said
Mr. Swartz.

The Slonim Local Authority passed the title to the building over to the
Union of Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic of Belarus in
November 2000. 'I am especially satisfied with this development',
said Mr. Swartz. 'We can be assured that the project will be in safe
hands. There has been an unfortunate history in Belarus of old line Soviet
apologists in the community misusing funds for memorials for their own
benefits. By passing the title to the building over to an organisation
run by a new generation in the Jewish community we can assure Western
donors of the integrity of the project.'Mr. Swartz pointed out that former
Communist Party Members who had actively supported repressive measures
during the Soviet period had attempted to prevent the restoration of the
synagogue as recently as last year. 'This was a disturbing development
but the failure of these attempts proves that the era of the 'Party Jew' is
coming to an end. This is another example of why the Slonim Synagogue is
not only a symbol of the past but a beacon of light for a renewed Jewish
future in East Europe.'

For more information about the Slonim Synagogue and other restoration
projects please contact:

Franklin J. Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project Ltd (USA)
East European Jewish Heritage Project (UK)
Jewish Revival Charitable Mission (Republic of Belarus)

13b Dauman Street
Minsk 220002
Belarus
Tel/Fax: +375 17 234 3360
eejhp@yahoo.com
http://eejhp.tripod.ca <http://eejhp.tripod.ca/>


Belarus SIG #Belarus News Release: Slonim Synagogue Saved #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear SIG Members,

While I am sure that members with ties to Slonim will be interested in
this news release, you should all be aware of efforts to preserve Jewish
buildings and cemeteries in Belarus.

--
David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD USA
Belarus SIG Coordinator
<http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus>
************************************************

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8 January 2001

Slonim Synagogue Saved

World Monument Fund and EEJHP Team up to Save Historic Landmark of East
European Jewry.

Minsk, 8 Janaury 2001. The East European Jewish Heritage Project
announced today that the first steps to assuring the preservation of the
historic Slonim Synagogue will be taken next week.

The historic building, listed by the World Monument Fund as the most
important Jewish structure in East Europe requiring restoration has long
been in a state of disrepair and jeopardy. Franklin J. Swartz, Executive
Director of the EEJHP, has lobbied for years for support to renew the
building. Finally with the support of Samuel Gruber, Director of the
International Survey of Jewish Monuments in the United States, the World
Monument Fund, also in the U.S., the U.K. based Conference of European
Rabbis, the Belarusian Government's Commission for the Preservation of the
Nation's Heritage and the Slonim Local Government conservation will
move ahead.

A WMF conservator and his team have already visited to begin work. 'I
am very heartened by this development,' said Mr. Swartz. Sam Gruber's
organisation and the WMF have an excellent track record. I hope that what
they were able to do in Krakow will be duplicated in Slonim.'

Located in the city centre the 16th century Synagogue was spared
destruction by both the Luftwaffe and the Soviet Air Force because of its
utility as a landmark for aerial navigation. After the war it was used as
a warehouse and for the past two decades has been empty. 'I was concerned
that unless work was begun rapidly we would have nothing to preserve', said
Mr. Swartz 'It is a great relief to me that work is finally beginning.'

The entire Jewish population of Slonim, 39,000 people, plus 2,000 Jews
from surrounding areas were murdered during the war. 'In many ways this
restoration will be a monument to a way of life which largely vanished
because of genocide, it is a monument that functions at many levels,' said
Mr. Swartz.

The Slonim Local Authority passed the title to the building over to the
Union of Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic of Belarus in
November 2000. 'I am especially satisfied with this development',
said Mr. Swartz. 'We can be assured that the project will be in safe
hands. There has been an unfortunate history in Belarus of old line Soviet
apologists in the community misusing funds for memorials for their own
benefits. By passing the title to the building over to an organisation
run by a new generation in the Jewish community we can assure Western
donors of the integrity of the project.'Mr. Swartz pointed out that former
Communist Party Members who had actively supported repressive measures
during the Soviet period had attempted to prevent the restoration of the
synagogue as recently as last year. 'This was a disturbing development
but the failure of these attempts proves that the era of the 'Party Jew' is
coming to an end. This is another example of why the Slonim Synagogue is
not only a symbol of the past but a beacon of light for a renewed Jewish
future in East Europe.'

For more information about the Slonim Synagogue and other restoration
projects please contact:

Franklin J. Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project Ltd (USA)
East European Jewish Heritage Project (UK)
Jewish Revival Charitable Mission (Republic of Belarus)

13b Dauman Street
Minsk 220002
Belarus
Tel/Fax: +375 17 234 3360
eejhp@yahoo.com
http://eejhp.tripod.ca <http://eejhp.tripod.ca/>