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Citizenship ertificate for Harry Orolc #general

Marcia Kaplan <mokappy@...>
 

I would like to know where I can obtain a copy of a certificate of
citizenship with the number "A399867," dated April 15, 1960? I found
this notation in my mother's papers. I have attempted to locate it and
any reference to my father's citizenship on Ancestry to no avail.
Where shall I look next?

Marcia Orol Kaplan, Saratoga CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Citizenship ertificate for Harry Orolc #general

Marcia Kaplan <mokappy@...>
 

I would like to know where I can obtain a copy of a certificate of
citizenship with the number "A399867," dated April 15, 1960? I found
this notation in my mother's papers. I have attempted to locate it and
any reference to my father's citizenship on Ancestry to no avail.
Where shall I look next?

Marcia Orol Kaplan, Saratoga CA


(Netherlands) Amsterdam's Jewish Library Ets Haim--World's Oldest Functional Jewish Library #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ets Haim, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the world's oldest functional
Jewish library. Its origins were >from Sephardic Jews in 1639, many who fled
the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal funded a school and meeting place for
their newfound religious freedom, which today is Ets Haim. In 1675 it moved
to the Portuguese Synagogue and 200 years later the librarian of the time
donated his 20,000 books, manuscripts and illustrations to Ets Haim. During
Nazi occupation the library contents were shipped to Germany, but today they
are back in Amsterdam with approximately 30,000 printed works dating back
to 1484 and 500 mansucripts dating back to 1282!

Ets Haim has been digitizing its manuscript for ease of accessibility. Go
to: http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/ and select a category such as
"Jewish question and Inquisition" or "History" or other categories to view
the manuscript. This is a work in progress so not all 500 manuscripts are
fully digitized.

To read more about Ets Haim manuscripts see:
http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/about/

To read about Ets Haim see: http://tinyurl.com/mmmqyp9

Original url:
http://thejewniverse.com/2017/amsterdams-jaw-dropping-17th-century-jewish-library/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Netherlands) Amsterdam's Jewish Library Ets Haim--World's Oldest Functional Jewish Library #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ets Haim, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the world's oldest functional
Jewish library. Its origins were >from Sephardic Jews in 1639, many who fled
the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal funded a school and meeting place for
their newfound religious freedom, which today is Ets Haim. In 1675 it moved
to the Portuguese Synagogue and 200 years later the librarian of the time
donated his 20,000 books, manuscripts and illustrations to Ets Haim. During
Nazi occupation the library contents were shipped to Germany, but today they
are back in Amsterdam with approximately 30,000 printed works dating back
to 1484 and 500 mansucripts dating back to 1282!

Ets Haim has been digitizing its manuscript for ease of accessibility. Go
to: http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/manuscripts/ and select a category such as
"Jewish question and Inquisition" or "History" or other categories to view
the manuscript. This is a work in progress so not all 500 manuscripts are
fully digitized.

To read more about Ets Haim manuscripts see:
http://etshaimmanuscripts.nl/about/

To read about Ets Haim see: http://tinyurl.com/mmmqyp9

Original url:
http://thejewniverse.com/2017/amsterdams-jaw-dropping-17th-century-jewish-library/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

The fear of being put out of work by advances in technology has been
around since the Industrial Revolution, and is back with us today as
people wonder how robotics and Artificial Intelligence will affect
human jobs. And so it was true even in the shtetls of Eastern Europe
as described in this excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Kalish in Poland.
Working in a textile factory was a grueling job in the best of times
and usually did little to raise laborers out of poverty. In "The
Clattering Machines," Simon Horonchik wites of the "monotonous days
ran on like long grey threads" with "the only ray of light for which
their eyes looked out was the Eve of Sabbath and the Sabbath." Then
the threaders and embroiderers worried about a darker future when the
new machines arrived.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1402610553094429

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

The fear of being put out of work by advances in technology has been
around since the Industrial Revolution, and is back with us today as
people wonder how robotics and Artificial Intelligence will affect
human jobs. And so it was true even in the shtetls of Eastern Europe
as described in this excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Kalish in Poland.
Working in a textile factory was a grueling job in the best of times
and usually did little to raise laborers out of poverty. In "The
Clattering Machines," Simon Horonchik wites of the "monotonous days
ran on like long grey threads" with "the only ray of light for which
their eyes looked out was the Eve of Sabbath and the Sabbath." Then
the threaders and embroiderers worried about a darker future when the
new machines arrived.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1402610553094429

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Translation from Yiddish to English #general

Meyer Denn
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I have been in possession of a Yiddish hand-written manuscript by a
man who died in Petach Tikvah, Israel in 1954 at the age of 80. Not
long before his death, his children and grandchildren prevailed upon
him to sit down and write all of his recollections of his extended
family, and indeed the village, almost all of whom were wiped out in
the war. The manuscript really goes back as far as the 1700s, based
on his recollections. He was born around 1880 and raised in the
village of Certizne (pronounced Chertizna), in the foothills of the
Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia, just on the Polish (Galician)
border.

It's quite amazing. It begins with words similar to, "This is the
history of the settlement of Certizne, going back almost 120 years.
My great-great grandfather, Reb Menachem Mendel Zecharia Mendlovitz
lived in the village of Borov......" and then he follows each branch
of the family down to the time of the war. He relates stories and
anecdotes, and he brings in the genealogies of other families in the
village.

We have had the 18 page handwritten document transcribed into a
11 1/2 page typed Yiddish manuscript, and we are looking for someone
who might be interested in translating this document for us. About 30
years ago, a non-Jewish university student attempted to translate it
for us, but she did a very literal translation that did not take into
account various nuances and vernacular, which made the actual meaning
of the document very different than the author's intention.

Please get back to me privately if you have an interest in assisting us.

Thank you,

Meyer Denn
Dallas, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Yiddish to English #general

Meyer Denn
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I have been in possession of a Yiddish hand-written manuscript by a
man who died in Petach Tikvah, Israel in 1954 at the age of 80. Not
long before his death, his children and grandchildren prevailed upon
him to sit down and write all of his recollections of his extended
family, and indeed the village, almost all of whom were wiped out in
the war. The manuscript really goes back as far as the 1700s, based
on his recollections. He was born around 1880 and raised in the
village of Certizne (pronounced Chertizna), in the foothills of the
Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia, just on the Polish (Galician)
border.

It's quite amazing. It begins with words similar to, "This is the
history of the settlement of Certizne, going back almost 120 years.
My great-great grandfather, Reb Menachem Mendel Zecharia Mendlovitz
lived in the village of Borov......" and then he follows each branch
of the family down to the time of the war. He relates stories and
anecdotes, and he brings in the genealogies of other families in the
village.

We have had the 18 page handwritten document transcribed into a
11 1/2 page typed Yiddish manuscript, and we are looking for someone
who might be interested in translating this document for us. About 30
years ago, a non-Jewish university student attempted to translate it
for us, but she did a very literal translation that did not take into
account various nuances and vernacular, which made the actual meaning
of the document very different than the author's intention.

Please get back to me privately if you have an interest in assisting us.

Thank you,

Meyer Denn
Dallas, Texas


Further to my Singer inquiry - the Yiddish Newspaper 'FORWARD' #general

Marcella Shames
 

Hi List

This is further information regarding my previous post: Leon and Ita
SINGER

I have a letter, dated Feb 14 1940 from:

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc
100 East 42nd Str, NYC

The letter references Leon and Ita Singer as Refugees in Rumania -
per a list published by the "Forward" (yiddish newspaper?)

The letter goes on to say that they are being "looked after" by a
committee in Rumania called The Landesfuersorgsamut, Bethlen Cabor,
Ter 2, Budapest VII

Is anyone able to throw any light on the newspaper and/or the
Committees mentioned?

Thank you

Marcella Shames


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Further to my Singer inquiry - the Yiddish Newspaper 'FORWARD' #general

Marcella Shames
 

Hi List

This is further information regarding my previous post: Leon and Ita
SINGER

I have a letter, dated Feb 14 1940 from:

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc
100 East 42nd Str, NYC

The letter references Leon and Ita Singer as Refugees in Rumania -
per a list published by the "Forward" (yiddish newspaper?)

The letter goes on to say that they are being "looked after" by a
committee in Rumania called The Landesfuersorgsamut, Bethlen Cabor,
Ter 2, Budapest VII

Is anyone able to throw any light on the newspaper and/or the
Committees mentioned?

Thank you

Marcella Shames


Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of April 2017 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of April 2017 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Bessarabia Databases section. Update:
- Bessarabia Revision Lists, records will be send to JewishGen in the
end of May 2017. Several sets of records were completed. See all
sets at the Bessarabia Database Section at the top.

Cemeteries section. Updates:
- List of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova, updated.

- Faleshty Old Jewish Cemetery was completed. 301 records with 256
photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also there are 121 photos of
unknown graves available at the website and >from Faleshty Old Cemetery
report. Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Faleshti
Old Cemetery Report

- Bessarabeasca (Bessarabka, Romanovka, Romanenko) Jewish cemetery was
completed. 96 records with 95 photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR.
Also there are 673! photos of unknown graves available at the website
and >from Bessarabeasca Cemetery, old section report. Please see the
overview, maps, photos, and more at Bessarabeasca Cemetery, old section
report.

History of Jews in Bessarabia. New addition:
- The History of Jewish Surnames (Truth and Myths). Learn >from the
videos created by Pablo Briand, genealogist and investigator.

Genealogical Conferences. Addition:
- Read about sessions on Bessarabia/Moldova themes. One of the
session is Bessarabia/Moldova: Questions and Answers. Please submit
questions on geography, history, Jewish history, genealogy, archives,
and more to Inna Vayner or me. Questions should be of a general
interest.

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas how to make
our SIG better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan, Inna Vayner
Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of April 2017 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of April 2017 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Bessarabia Databases section. Update:
- Bessarabia Revision Lists, records will be send to JewishGen in the
end of May 2017. Several sets of records were completed. See all
sets at the Bessarabia Database Section at the top.

Cemeteries section. Updates:
- List of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova, updated.

- Faleshty Old Jewish Cemetery was completed. 301 records with 256
photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also there are 121 photos of
unknown graves available at the website and >from Faleshty Old Cemetery
report. Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Faleshti
Old Cemetery Report

- Bessarabeasca (Bessarabka, Romanovka, Romanenko) Jewish cemetery was
completed. 96 records with 95 photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR.
Also there are 673! photos of unknown graves available at the website
and >from Bessarabeasca Cemetery, old section report. Please see the
overview, maps, photos, and more at Bessarabeasca Cemetery, old section
report.

History of Jews in Bessarabia. New addition:
- The History of Jewish Surnames (Truth and Myths). Learn >from the
videos created by Pablo Briand, genealogist and investigator.

Genealogical Conferences. Addition:
- Read about sessions on Bessarabia/Moldova themes. One of the
session is Bessarabia/Moldova: Questions and Answers. Please submit
questions on geography, history, Jewish history, genealogy, archives,
and more to Inna Vayner or me. Questions should be of a general
interest.

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas how to make
our SIG better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan, Inna Vayner
Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Brand new English translation of H.G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945 #general

Lewis, Megan
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum sponsored the first
English translation of H.G. Adler's seminal work "Theresienstadt
1941-1945" which was just published.

Originally published in German in 1955, it was the first scholarly
book to focus on one concentration camp and remains the most detailed
account of Theresienstadt. Adler was a survivor of Theresienstadt and
looks at all aspects of the camp- historical, social, political and
psychological. Anyone with any interest in Theresienstadt should take
a look at it.

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brand new English translation of H.G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945 #general

Lewis, Megan
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum sponsored the first
English translation of H.G. Adler's seminal work "Theresienstadt
1941-1945" which was just published.

Originally published in German in 1955, it was the first scholarly
book to focus on one concentration camp and remains the most detailed
account of Theresienstadt. Adler was a survivor of Theresienstadt and
looks at all aspects of the camp- historical, social, political and
psychological. Anyone with any interest in Theresienstadt should take
a look at it.

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


USHMM Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 online for free #general

Lewis, Megan
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has made the first two
volumes of their Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945 freely
available on its website at
https://www.ushmm.org/research/publications/encyclopedia-camps-ghettos/volumes-i-and-ii-available-online
[or http://tinyurl.com/m9qat2t --Mod.]

Volume I includes the major concentration camps, their sub-camps, SS
construction brigades, and early camps set up by the police, SA and SS
shortly after the Nazis seized power. Volume II includes ghettos in
German-occupied territories. Each volume matches the physical format
of the book, and each consists of two pdf files. The place name index
is in the back of the second part of each volume. Each signed article
includes citations and bibliographies for further research. Overview
articles provide additional information, and are worth reading.

Future volumes will be made available online after the print volume
has been available for a few years. Volume III- camps and ghettos in
countries allied with the Nazis- is scheduled to be released in print
this year.

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USHMM Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 online for free #general

Lewis, Megan
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has made the first two
volumes of their Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945 freely
available on its website at
https://www.ushmm.org/research/publications/encyclopedia-camps-ghettos/volumes-i-and-ii-available-online
[or http://tinyurl.com/m9qat2t --Mod.]

Volume I includes the major concentration camps, their sub-camps, SS
construction brigades, and early camps set up by the police, SA and SS
shortly after the Nazis seized power. Volume II includes ghettos in
German-occupied territories. Each volume matches the physical format
of the book, and each consists of two pdf files. The place name index
is in the back of the second part of each volume. Each signed article
includes citations and bibliographies for further research. Overview
articles provide additional information, and are worth reading.

Future volumes will be made available online after the print volume
has been available for a few years. Volume III- camps and ghettos in
countries allied with the Nazis- is scheduled to be released in print
this year.

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


How to get more information on Przysucha #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

On http://jri-poland.org/ I found on the Przysucha PSA Births, Deaths
1878-92,94,95,97-1900,03 Marriages 1878-92,94,95,97-1903 these two
couples

BOCZMAK Abram 1883 M 14
KAUFER Zelda 1883 M 14

KIRZNER Mosek 1885 M 1
KAUFER Chendla 1885 M 1

I believe them to be my great great great grand parents. BOCZMAK was
was my great great grand mothers parents. KIRZNER was great great
grand fathers parents. How can I prove that this are my grand parents.
It looks like my great great great grand mothers were sister how could
i prove that ? Where would I find more information about Przysucha?
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to get more information on Przysucha #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

On http://jri-poland.org/ I found on the Przysucha PSA Births, Deaths
1878-92,94,95,97-1900,03 Marriages 1878-92,94,95,97-1903 these two
couples

BOCZMAK Abram 1883 M 14
KAUFER Zelda 1883 M 14

KIRZNER Mosek 1885 M 1
KAUFER Chendla 1885 M 1

I believe them to be my great great great grand parents. BOCZMAK was
was my great great grand mothers parents. KIRZNER was great great
grand fathers parents. How can I prove that this are my grand parents.
It looks like my great great great grand mothers were sister how could
i prove that ? Where would I find more information about Przysucha?
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem


Gazeta, an online publication about Polish Jews #galicia

Fay Bussgang
 

In light of the fact that the 2018 IAJGS conference will be in Poland,
genealogists interested in contemporary Poland and its relationship
with the Jews may be interested in subscribing (free of charge) to
"Gazeta," a quarterly online electronic publication put out by the
Taube Foundation of Berkeley, CA. Gazeta includes information
about conferences and research studies on Polish-Jewish topics
and current news about Polish-Jewish relations. Very informative
and highly readable.

Write to: info@taubephilanthropies.org and ask to be put on the
mailing list.

Fay Bussgang
Dedham, MA

BURSZTAJN: Brzeziny, Poland; TORONCZYK: Wloclawek, Zychlin,
Poland; NACHMANOVITZ: Kiliya, Ukraine; WEXLER: Ismail, Ukraine;
PHILIPP: Lviv, Ukraine; SPIRO: Dzialoszyce, Poland; BUSSGANG:
Rogatin, Ukraine; WILLIG: Knyaginichi, Ukraine


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gazeta, an online publication about Polish Jews #galicia

Fay Bussgang
 

In light of the fact that the 2018 IAJGS conference will be in Poland,
genealogists interested in contemporary Poland and its relationship
with the Jews may be interested in subscribing (free of charge) to
"Gazeta," a quarterly online electronic publication put out by the
Taube Foundation of Berkeley, CA. Gazeta includes information
about conferences and research studies on Polish-Jewish topics
and current news about Polish-Jewish relations. Very informative
and highly readable.

Write to: info@taubephilanthropies.org and ask to be put on the
mailing list.

Fay Bussgang
Dedham, MA

BURSZTAJN: Brzeziny, Poland; TORONCZYK: Wloclawek, Zychlin,
Poland; NACHMANOVITZ: Kiliya, Ukraine; WEXLER: Ismail, Ukraine;
PHILIPP: Lviv, Ukraine; SPIRO: Dzialoszyce, Poland; BUSSGANG:
Rogatin, Ukraine; WILLIG: Knyaginichi, Ukraine

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