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Wanted heirs. #general

Oleg Eremenko <Method.Gen.Exp@...>
 

In the result of the use of specially elaborated author method of
identification 1051 Jews and 1104 Evangelical Baptist Christians whose
items >from gold and other precious metals have been confiscated by Nazi
were identified. Also have been identified items that were confiscated
from each person and items quantity.These lists have never been published
earlier. These lists have never been known earlier.


A Success Story #general

Meryl Goldberg <meryl-chicago@...>
 

How to begin. First of all let me thank Hadassah Lipsius of JRI-Poland for
all her help in the past year trying to track down my family >from Warsaw.
Second of all, let me tell all of you not to give up. The littlest clue
will lead you to treasure. A little over a year ago I started to put
together a book for my family on our history. I knew quite a bit about
my mgm's family and where they came >from in the Ukraine. My mgf's family
was a mystery to me. I knew he had been born in Warsaw around 1890 but
that was about it. I knew he had brothers and sisters but for some reason
we had no contact with them for over 50 yrs. Our original name was
Gerkowicz but it had been changed to Gerrick. Through the phone book and
then Jewishgen I had located family in the Chicago area where I am >from
and in Texas and California. That in itself was a blessing but there was
more to come.

My Chicago cousin told me about one of my grandfather's brothers that
hadn't immigrated to U.S. when the rest of the family did. He had stayed
in Warsaw. None of my grandfather's daughters had ever heard of this
brother but my cousin was sure he existed. I tried to track him down
through JRI-Poland with Hadassah's help but to no avail. I did find a
listing for him in the Warsaw cemetery but there the lead ended. One day
surfing the net I came across the Holocaust Memorial site in Washington,
D.C. As a last chance I sent them an e-mail asking if they had anyone
registered there by the name of Gerkowicz >from Warsaw. They e-mailed me
back that they had one man registered. They couldn't tell me any more but
sent me a form to fill out that they would then send to him. If he wanted
to contact me, he would. This was a few months ago. Well...this man
called a few weeks ago and he is my cousin. His father was my
grandfather's brother. He is 86 yrs old and a wonderful man. I sent him
a letter with pictures of our family. This morning his daughter called
me. They are so excited that we contacted them.
Hopefully we will get together in the coming months.

The point is...don't give up. Follow every clue and idea that you have.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. This will be the best one that I
have ever had.


Meryl Goldberg
meryl-chicago@att.net

Researching: GERKOWICZ/GERRICK Warsaw WEISMAN/EHRLICHMAN Proskurov/Zinkov
ABRAMOWITZ/DWORKIN/HARRIS Kiev/Chicago


Re: Yochwit=Yocheved=?Esther #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

"Jim Bennett" <bennett@coral.co.il> wrote in message

Here's a speculation, based on my experience: The Hebrew name Yocheved
in 19th century Germany was usually converted into Hedwig as a good
"German" name. Similarly, in Poland, Yocheved became Jadwiga -- who was
once a Queen of Poland. Now we know that Esther in Persia was "Queen
Esther" --Ester HaMalka in Hebrew. So maybe our little Jewish girl was
given a double name: Yocheved Esther. It makes sense.

Jim Bennett
Haifa
There is probably a bit of confusion in your speculation, Jim.

Polish Queen Jadwiga (1374-1399, ruled >from 1384 till 1399), was the
daughter of Louis I, King of Hungary and Poland (Polish: Ludwik Wegierski)
from the Andegawen dynasty. She was canonized very recently (1997) by the
"Polish" Pope Jan Paul II. Queen Jadwiga married in 1385 Lithuanian Grand
Prince Jagiello (Iogaillas) which lead to the estblishment of the
Jagiellonian dynasty and The Commonwealth of The Two Nations.

Queen Jadwiga's grandfather, King Casimir III, The Great (Polish: Kazimierz
Wielki) (1333-1370), the last king of Polish Piast dynasty, invited Jews to
Poland after destructions of over 300 German Jewish communities, and with
the Statut of Wislica (1384) he provided Jews protection >from pogroms and
ritual murders at the hands of the Christians.

King Casimir had been romantically involved with young and beautiful Jewish
maiden. Her name was Esther (Esterka). Invitation of Ashkenazim Jews and
extended to them monarch protection can be directly related to Esther
activities. Thus, we have to be thankfull to two royal Esthers, but not to
the St. Jadwiga, not related to Yocheved.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

MODERATOR NOTE: Please keep further responses related to genealogy.


Re: Siemiatycze #poland

David P Cohen <davidpcohen@...>
 

Re: Siemiatycze in Robert Strumwasser's post 4, NOV 2000.

. . . I recently received >from NARA a copy of a cousin's letter to
the US State Dept. enquiring about the welfare of her relatives in
Poland, dated Oct. 16, 1939. To give some vague sense as to how
terrifying it must have been for everyone involved, the State Dept.
noted on the original letter that while Siedlce and Biala Podlaska were
under German control, Siemiatycze, less than 30 miles away, was
controlled by the Soviets.
Please note: The Germans initially occupied Siemiatycze on 10 September
1939. This was ten days after the invasion of Poland. Rosh Hashana, that
year, fell on 14 September. They stayed for twelve days, until they ceded
control to the Soviets on Succoth 15 Tishri/Thursday, 28 September. In
June, 1940 Germany violated the alliance treaty with USSR. They bombarded
Siemiatycze and retook the entire area. By 1942, Siemiatycze Jews along
with others >from the district were in the deportation ghetto established
near the cemetery ("intambrik" hinter dem brik/across the bridge) on the
east bank of the Kamianka River that runs through the town. It took only
two days with trains running 24 hours daily to transport virtually all of
the ghetto Jews to Treblinka. There were two camps there - an
extermination center and a smaller labor camp with fewer than a thousand
guarded by Germans and Ukrainians. No one escaped >from the death camp. A
few Jews escaped >from the labor camp (among them Sol Kuperhand who, with
his wife Miriam, has written of their wartime experience). A dozen or
more are known to have jumped off the inbound trains. Most of these
escapees survived in the forests with others who had avoided being sent to
the ghetto. Over the years, I've met some of the fewer than four dozen who
survived the war. They endured with the aid of righteous gentiles and
their own wits. They had to fight off hostile Poles as well as the Polish
Home (underground) Army who were not friends to the Jews in that area.

Miriam STRONGWATER [dob 1886] enquired about the following people:
2) her sister, Chaia GEIBER, her husband Josel, and their children:
Siemiatycze, Pow. Bielsk Ratusz 56, Poland
Of those killed by the Germans at Treblinka, the Semyatitsher Yizkorbuch
lists only Feygeh Gayber.

David Cohen
davidpcohen@att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wanted heirs. #general

Oleg Eremenko <Method.Gen.Exp@...>
 

In the result of the use of specially elaborated author method of
identification 1051 Jews and 1104 Evangelical Baptist Christians whose
items >from gold and other precious metals have been confiscated by Nazi
were identified. Also have been identified items that were confiscated
from each person and items quantity.These lists have never been published
earlier. These lists have never been known earlier.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Success Story #general

Meryl Goldberg <meryl-chicago@...>
 

How to begin. First of all let me thank Hadassah Lipsius of JRI-Poland for
all her help in the past year trying to track down my family >from Warsaw.
Second of all, let me tell all of you not to give up. The littlest clue
will lead you to treasure. A little over a year ago I started to put
together a book for my family on our history. I knew quite a bit about
my mgm's family and where they came >from in the Ukraine. My mgf's family
was a mystery to me. I knew he had been born in Warsaw around 1890 but
that was about it. I knew he had brothers and sisters but for some reason
we had no contact with them for over 50 yrs. Our original name was
Gerkowicz but it had been changed to Gerrick. Through the phone book and
then Jewishgen I had located family in the Chicago area where I am >from
and in Texas and California. That in itself was a blessing but there was
more to come.

My Chicago cousin told me about one of my grandfather's brothers that
hadn't immigrated to U.S. when the rest of the family did. He had stayed
in Warsaw. None of my grandfather's daughters had ever heard of this
brother but my cousin was sure he existed. I tried to track him down
through JRI-Poland with Hadassah's help but to no avail. I did find a
listing for him in the Warsaw cemetery but there the lead ended. One day
surfing the net I came across the Holocaust Memorial site in Washington,
D.C. As a last chance I sent them an e-mail asking if they had anyone
registered there by the name of Gerkowicz >from Warsaw. They e-mailed me
back that they had one man registered. They couldn't tell me any more but
sent me a form to fill out that they would then send to him. If he wanted
to contact me, he would. This was a few months ago. Well...this man
called a few weeks ago and he is my cousin. His father was my
grandfather's brother. He is 86 yrs old and a wonderful man. I sent him
a letter with pictures of our family. This morning his daughter called
me. They are so excited that we contacted them.
Hopefully we will get together in the coming months.

The point is...don't give up. Follow every clue and idea that you have.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. This will be the best one that I
have ever had.


Meryl Goldberg
meryl-chicago@att.net

Researching: GERKOWICZ/GERRICK Warsaw WEISMAN/EHRLICHMAN Proskurov/Zinkov
ABRAMOWITZ/DWORKIN/HARRIS Kiev/Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yochwit=Yocheved=?Esther #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

"Jim Bennett" <bennett@coral.co.il> wrote in message

Here's a speculation, based on my experience: The Hebrew name Yocheved
in 19th century Germany was usually converted into Hedwig as a good
"German" name. Similarly, in Poland, Yocheved became Jadwiga -- who was
once a Queen of Poland. Now we know that Esther in Persia was "Queen
Esther" --Ester HaMalka in Hebrew. So maybe our little Jewish girl was
given a double name: Yocheved Esther. It makes sense.

Jim Bennett
Haifa
There is probably a bit of confusion in your speculation, Jim.

Polish Queen Jadwiga (1374-1399, ruled >from 1384 till 1399), was the
daughter of Louis I, King of Hungary and Poland (Polish: Ludwik Wegierski)
from the Andegawen dynasty. She was canonized very recently (1997) by the
"Polish" Pope Jan Paul II. Queen Jadwiga married in 1385 Lithuanian Grand
Prince Jagiello (Iogaillas) which lead to the estblishment of the
Jagiellonian dynasty and The Commonwealth of The Two Nations.

Queen Jadwiga's grandfather, King Casimir III, The Great (Polish: Kazimierz
Wielki) (1333-1370), the last king of Polish Piast dynasty, invited Jews to
Poland after destructions of over 300 German Jewish communities, and with
the Statut of Wislica (1384) he provided Jews protection >from pogroms and
ritual murders at the hands of the Christians.

King Casimir had been romantically involved with young and beautiful Jewish
maiden. Her name was Esther (Esterka). Invitation of Ashkenazim Jews and
extended to them monarch protection can be directly related to Esther
activities. Thus, we have to be thankfull to two royal Esthers, but not to
the St. Jadwiga, not related to Yocheved.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

MODERATOR NOTE: Please keep further responses related to genealogy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Siemiatycze #general

David P Cohen <davidpcohen@...>
 

Re: Siemiatycze in Robert Strumwasser's post 4, NOV 2000.

. . . I recently received >from NARA a copy of a cousin's letter to
the US State Dept. enquiring about the welfare of her relatives in
Poland, dated Oct. 16, 1939. To give some vague sense as to how
terrifying it must have been for everyone involved, the State Dept.
noted on the original letter that while Siedlce and Biala Podlaska were
under German control, Siemiatycze, less than 30 miles away, was
controlled by the Soviets.
Please note: The Germans initially occupied Siemiatycze on 10 September
1939. This was ten days after the invasion of Poland. Rosh Hashana, that
year, fell on 14 September. They stayed for twelve days, until they ceded
control to the Soviets on Succoth 15 Tishri/Thursday, 28 September. In
June, 1940 Germany violated the alliance treaty with USSR. They bombarded
Siemiatycze and retook the entire area. By 1942, Siemiatycze Jews along
with others >from the district were in the deportation ghetto established
near the cemetery ("intambrik" hinter dem brik/across the bridge) on the
east bank of the Kamianka River that runs through the town. It took only
two days with trains running 24 hours daily to transport virtually all of
the ghetto Jews to Treblinka. There were two camps there - an
extermination center and a smaller labor camp with fewer than a thousand
guarded by Germans and Ukrainians. No one escaped >from the death camp. A
few Jews escaped >from the labor camp (among them Sol Kuperhand who, with
his wife Miriam, has written of their wartime experience). A dozen or
more are known to have jumped off the inbound trains. Most of these
escapees survived in the forests with others who had avoided being sent to
the ghetto. Over the years, I've met some of the fewer than four dozen who
survived the war. They endured with the aid of righteous gentiles and
their own wits. They had to fight off hostile Poles as well as the Polish
Home (underground) Army who were not friends to the Jews in that area.

Miriam STRONGWATER [dob 1886] enquired about the following people:
2) her sister, Chaia GEIBER, her husband Josel, and their children:
Siemiatycze, Pow. Bielsk Ratusz 56, Poland
Of those killed by the Germans at Treblinka, the Semyatitsher Yizkorbuch
lists only Feygeh Gayber.

David Cohen
davidpcohen@att.net


List of Jews from whom Nazi confiscated items of precious metals and stones within the period of occupation of Ukraine during II World War 1941-1944. #general

Oleg Eremenko <Method.Gen.Exp@...>
 

List of Jews >from whom Nazi confiscated items of precious metals and stones
within the period of occupation of Ukraine during II World War 1941-1944.
The research was organized and sponsored by the citisen of the state of
Israel, Mr.Korotcov Boris.
The research began in July 1997.Theresearch was complete in November 1999.
These lists have never been published earlier.These lists have never been
known earlier.

To adress Method.Gen.Exp@hotmail.ru


SALEM #general

Giulio C. Salemme <juliusal@...>
 

I'm looking for sources about Salem family *before* 1500.
The family came in Italy probably >from Spain in 1492.
Thank you


Giulio C. Salemme - slmgcs46c28@usa.net

<http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Trails/4346/>;


Re: Jewish Athletes murdered in Bialystok #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hello,

I have another document translated to English and posted on my
website. This document is a list of Jewish athletes murderd
during German "actions" in the Bialystok ghetto. So far I have
identified one person on the list. Number one Luba Subotnik is
the grand daughter of Rabbi Avraham Akiva Subotnik, Rabbi in
Zabludow Poland 1904-24. Luba Subotnik's father was murdered
in June of 1941 in the Bialystok great synagogue fire. Her
first cousin lives on a Kibbutz in Israel. Here is a link to
the page,

http://www.zabludow.com/Bialystokathletes.htm

Best Regards,

Tilford Bartman


Schwedt, Vierraden and Tuetz Jewish Records #general

Peter Lowe <Peter.Lowe@...>
 

I have recently been sent several documents and registers relating to
the Jewish Community of Vierraden, near Schwedt/Oder, in Brandenburg
between 1820 and 1860. I have transcribed these as best I can in view of
the old German writing and have put them on my web site.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/schwedt.htm
Many families originated in Tuetz (now Tuczno) and also lived in Schwedt.
As I have time I will also include details of records >from Schwedt &
Tuetz. I aim to reconstruct all the Jewish families >from these places.

The most frequent surnames in these Vierraden records are:
SEELIG, MEINHARDT, WANGENHEIM, EPPENSTEIN, DOBRIN,
LIPMANN, LEVIN, PHILIPSBORN, MOSES

I welcome any comments or additions.

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England
Email: Peter.Lowe@Bigfoot.Com
Web Site:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/index.htm


Occupation of Liquor Manufacturer for Jews in 1840s #general

Deena Gordon <rebdee@...>
 

Tavern – Perhaps the most widespread profession of the Jews in Eastern
Europe was tavern owner. These taverns might be located in isolated
regions with the Jewish owner and his family living on the premises.
When times were bad the tavern owners would be unable to pay the
excessive rents demanded of them by the noblemen >from whom they rented
the premises. These noblemen would throw the Jews and their families
into their private dungeons. Even during times of prosperity there was
always the constant fear of having their lease revoked by unstable
landowners. Running a tavern was often a hazardous occupation. Owners
would build special hiding places behind locked doors for those
occasions when patrons became very drunk, unruly, and dangerous.

Poretz Mansion – The poretz was a nobleman in Poland who had complete
control over the shtetl and often owned most of the town’s real estate.
Surrounding his home were gardens, orchards and farms which were often
rented to Jews. In the Ukraine, the upper stratum of the szlachta, the
magnates owned huge properties. They were the absolute rulers of the
peasants (really serfs) on their lands. The magnates were eager to
develop these territories, and they found the Jews useful in this
regard. Jews collected taxes, fees, tools, and produce >from the serfs.
Some noblemen founded private cities where Jews were welcome, laying the
basis for the large zone of Eastern Europe where much of the middle
class was Jewish, a situation that persisted through the nineteenth
century.

Liquor Manufacturer - Orthodox Jews would buy >from the peasants the
potatoes and grains that were unusable for making breads, etc. to make
liquor. It was indeed an honorable profession.

Deena Gordon
rebdee@earthlink.net

richard may wrote:

On of several occupations of my g.g.grandfather in the
1840s in Giessen in the Hessen was that of liquor
manufacturer. Was this considered a respectable
occupation or otherwise among the Orthodox Jewish
community in the 1840s in the Hessen(Germany)? For
example, how would an Orthodox Rabbi have viewed the
occupation of liquor manufacturer?


A unique discovery-clue Holocaust mysteries #general

Oleg Eremenko <Method.Gen.Exp@...>
 

A unique "the Step and Ring Method of Successor Idetification , Praving
Validation(Invalidation) of Succession and Property Rights under Conditions
of Lacking Legal Evidence Completely or in Part"
Results of application of the method :
For the first time, it was identified:
-1,051 jews (last names, first names, places of residence)
-objects of prcious metals confiscated by Nazi >from every single one.Total
quantity of the identified confiscated objects made over 12,000 items ,over
7kg of gold in scrap, over 8kg of silver in scrap.
-1,104 Community's members,(Evangelical Baptist Christians) objects of
precious metals confiscated >from every single one were identified.
All victims are not alive.
Their successors live in the USA, Canada, Israel.

To address Method.Gen.Exp@hotmail.ru


Reference book.On places of forced keepin and mass murders of the citizens of Jewish nationality #general

Oleg Eremenko <Method.Gen.Exp@...>
 

prisioners of war and civil public during occupation og Ukraine by
Nazi (1941-1944), (ghettos, camps of forced labour for Jews (ZALJS),
concentration camps, prisons, camps of reformatory labour (AEL), camps for
civil public, shtalags, dulags, oflags).
For the first time one may find materils regarding sites of forced keeping
and murders of citizens within occupied territory of Ukraine (1941-1945) in
volume put in order, collected and systematized in the Reference Book.
The Reference Book incorporates full and unique information regarding all
sites of keeping and murders of Jewish population, citizens of other
nationalities, prisoners of war, number of the murdered, references on
arhives funds, information about firms, which utilized forced Jewish
labor, names of certain leaders of camps and concentration camps, names of
certain executors of shootings.
This authors' work is avaliable only in the form of computer files on the
floppy disk.
All rights reserved.
Any use of the Reference Book in full or in part in the form of
distribution or copying, printing of the whole text of the Reference Book
or any part of it without written consent of thr authors of the Reference
Book.

The director of department of the information
Oleg Eremenko.
e-mail: Method.Gen.Exp@hotmail.ru


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen List of Jews from whom Nazi confiscated items of precious metals and stones within the period of occupation of Ukraine during II World War 1941-1944. #general

Oleg Eremenko <Method.Gen.Exp@...>
 

List of Jews >from whom Nazi confiscated items of precious metals and stones
within the period of occupation of Ukraine during II World War 1941-1944.
The research was organized and sponsored by the citisen of the state of
Israel, Mr.Korotcov Boris.
The research began in July 1997.Theresearch was complete in November 1999.
These lists have never been published earlier.These lists have never been
known earlier.

To adress Method.Gen.Exp@hotmail.ru


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SALEM #general

Giulio C. Salemme <juliusal@...>
 

I'm looking for sources about Salem family *before* 1500.
The family came in Italy probably >from Spain in 1492.
Thank you


Giulio C. Salemme - slmgcs46c28@usa.net

<http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Trails/4346/>;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Athletes murdered in Bialystok #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hello,

I have another document translated to English and posted on my
website. This document is a list of Jewish athletes murderd
during German "actions" in the Bialystok ghetto. So far I have
identified one person on the list. Number one Luba Subotnik is
the grand daughter of Rabbi Avraham Akiva Subotnik, Rabbi in
Zabludow Poland 1904-24. Luba Subotnik's father was murdered
in June of 1941 in the Bialystok great synagogue fire. Her
first cousin lives on a Kibbutz in Israel. Here is a link to
the page,

http://www.zabludow.com/Bialystokathletes.htm

Best Regards,

Tilford Bartman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Schwedt, Vierraden and Tuetz Jewish Records #general

Peter Lowe <Peter.Lowe@...>
 

I have recently been sent several documents and registers relating to
the Jewish Community of Vierraden, near Schwedt/Oder, in Brandenburg
between 1820 and 1860. I have transcribed these as best I can in view of
the old German writing and have put them on my web site.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/schwedt.htm
Many families originated in Tuetz (now Tuczno) and also lived in Schwedt.
As I have time I will also include details of records >from Schwedt &
Tuetz. I aim to reconstruct all the Jewish families >from these places.

The most frequent surnames in these Vierraden records are:
SEELIG, MEINHARDT, WANGENHEIM, EPPENSTEIN, DOBRIN,
LIPMANN, LEVIN, PHILIPSBORN, MOSES

I welcome any comments or additions.

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England
Email: Peter.Lowe@Bigfoot.Com
Web Site:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/index.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Occupation of Liquor Manufacturer for Jews in 1840s #general

Deena Gordon <rebdee@...>
 

Tavern – Perhaps the most widespread profession of the Jews in Eastern
Europe was tavern owner. These taverns might be located in isolated
regions with the Jewish owner and his family living on the premises.
When times were bad the tavern owners would be unable to pay the
excessive rents demanded of them by the noblemen >from whom they rented
the premises. These noblemen would throw the Jews and their families
into their private dungeons. Even during times of prosperity there was
always the constant fear of having their lease revoked by unstable
landowners. Running a tavern was often a hazardous occupation. Owners
would build special hiding places behind locked doors for those
occasions when patrons became very drunk, unruly, and dangerous.

Poretz Mansion – The poretz was a nobleman in Poland who had complete
control over the shtetl and often owned most of the town’s real estate.
Surrounding his home were gardens, orchards and farms which were often
rented to Jews. In the Ukraine, the upper stratum of the szlachta, the
magnates owned huge properties. They were the absolute rulers of the
peasants (really serfs) on their lands. The magnates were eager to
develop these territories, and they found the Jews useful in this
regard. Jews collected taxes, fees, tools, and produce >from the serfs.
Some noblemen founded private cities where Jews were welcome, laying the
basis for the large zone of Eastern Europe where much of the middle
class was Jewish, a situation that persisted through the nineteenth
century.

Liquor Manufacturer - Orthodox Jews would buy >from the peasants the
potatoes and grains that were unusable for making breads, etc. to make
liquor. It was indeed an honorable profession.

Deena Gordon
rebdee@earthlink.net

richard may wrote:

On of several occupations of my g.g.grandfather in the
1840s in Giessen in the Hessen was that of liquor
manufacturer. Was this considered a respectable
occupation or otherwise among the Orthodox Jewish
community in the 1840s in the Hessen(Germany)? For
example, how would an Orthodox Rabbi have viewed the
occupation of liquor manufacturer?