Date   

Jonas Princz & military records #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Barry, =


I understand that the Military Institute in Budapest may have some milita=
ry
records for people before 1914. The National Archives, also in Budapest,=

may have some.

Any chance that your relative came to New York City around 1918, just at
the close of World War I? My sister-in-law's father, Harry Prince (later=

of Montana and Los Angeles; died this past January 2000 at about 76 years=

old) was born of immigrants who arrived then. =


Maureen Tighe-Brown


Komprince Rudolf Society #hungary

Richard Levi <richardlevi@...>
 

My gf Jacob Wintner was a member of the Komprince Rudolf Society in New
York after he immigrated >from Hungary.

Is anyone familiar with that society and where I can get further
information.

Researching WINTNER, FRIEDMAN, Hungary


--- Richard Levi
--- richardlevi@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jonas Princz & military records #hungary

MTB <71431.1612@...>
 

Barry, =


I understand that the Military Institute in Budapest may have some milita=
ry
records for people before 1914. The National Archives, also in Budapest,=

may have some.

Any chance that your relative came to New York City around 1918, just at
the close of World War I? My sister-in-law's father, Harry Prince (later=

of Montana and Los Angeles; died this past January 2000 at about 76 years=

old) was born of immigrants who arrived then. =


Maureen Tighe-Brown


Hungary SIG #Hungary Komprince Rudolf Society #hungary

Richard Levi <richardlevi@...>
 

My gf Jacob Wintner was a member of the Komprince Rudolf Society in New
York after he immigrated >from Hungary.

Is anyone familiar with that society and where I can get further
information.

Researching WINTNER, FRIEDMAN, Hungary


--- Richard Levi
--- richardlevi@...


Spamming JewishGenners #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

It has come to our attention that in order to press a point of
view, many JewishGenners have received unsolicited e-mail
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spamming JewishGenners #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

It has come to our attention that in order to press a point of
view, many JewishGenners have received unsolicited e-mail
requesting that they write to the moderators. We are of the
opinion that either the person writing is new to the world of
cyberspace and unfamiliar with netiquette, and certainly
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Our moderation team is required to follow the same guidelines.
Those guidelines were proposed by a Rules Review Committee, the
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Re: Organising a reunion #general

cpspier <cpspier@...>
 

Our very successful reunion last year included the services of a computer
techie. He brought his laptop, scanner and printer, and duplicated photos,
family trees, etc. as people shared them -- *very* much appreciated.

Paula Spier
Brewster, MA

----- Original Message -----
From: Joel Levinson <joell@...>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2000 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: Organising a reunion


At 10:29 AM 9/11/00 +0100, Michael Scott wrote:
I have been asked by a distant side of my family to organise a reunion.
It seems there could be in excess of 100 people. We are thinking on the
lines of perhaps a tea party at a local hotel.

Does anyone have any advice about how to go about organising it. For
example identifying different family lines.

Do you think we should make an announcement in the press or should it be
by word of mouth.


Re: can not access Beiders #general

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

With all these notes regarding Ancestry.com's web site - I hope all
are communicating with Ancestry as well as it is their database and
their support problem.

regards,

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA
batya@...
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Organising a reunion #general

cpspier <cpspier@...>
 

Our very successful reunion last year included the services of a computer
techie. He brought his laptop, scanner and printer, and duplicated photos,
family trees, etc. as people shared them -- *very* much appreciated.

Paula Spier
Brewster, MA

----- Original Message -----
From: Joel Levinson <joell@...>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2000 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: Organising a reunion


At 10:29 AM 9/11/00 +0100, Michael Scott wrote:
I have been asked by a distant side of my family to organise a reunion.
It seems there could be in excess of 100 people. We are thinking on the
lines of perhaps a tea party at a local hotel.

Does anyone have any advice about how to go about organising it. For
example identifying different family lines.

Do you think we should make an announcement in the press or should it be
by word of mouth.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: can not access Beiders #general

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

With all these notes regarding Ancestry.com's web site - I hope all
are communicating with Ancestry as well as it is their database and
their support problem.

regards,

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA
batya@...
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Photo-can anyone help? #lithuania

maninthemoon2k <maninthemoon2k@...>
 

I have a photograph of a woman who I believe was my late grandfathers'
sister. It was taken in Lithuania in 1924. On the back, in Yiddish, is
written the following: "To remind you forever, to my children, Sora
Rivka". She was Sora Rivka Gordon. Her daughters were Celia and Ethel.
I have been unable to find out any more details. Does that name sound
familiar to anyone?

Linda Gordon Higgins
maninthemoon2k@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please answer privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Photo-can anyone help? #lithuania

maninthemoon2k <maninthemoon2k@...>
 

I have a photograph of a woman who I believe was my late grandfathers'
sister. It was taken in Lithuania in 1924. On the back, in Yiddish, is
written the following: "To remind you forever, to my children, Sora
Rivka". She was Sora Rivka Gordon. Her daughters were Celia and Ethel.
I have been unable to find out any more details. Does that name sound
familiar to anyone?

Linda Gordon Higgins
maninthemoon2k@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please answer privately.


Updates to the Belarus SIG website #belarus

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Belarus SIG website (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/) has had many new
links added. Please visit the website and see what is there. Many thanks
to the Lachowicze research group, and to A.L. Bell.

-Lachowicze Voter List (1905-1907) - contributed by the Lachowicze reserach
group

-Lachowicze 1883 and 1884 Deputy and Electors Tax Lists - contributed by the
Lachowicze research group

-Notice to Creditors in the Insolvency of Gustav Anton Yazvinsky - by A.L.
Bell. Notice to Creditors in the Insolvency of Gustav Anton Yazvinsky to
appear at a court hearing to be held on 15 November 1870. Printed in Issue
41 of the 1870 Minsk Vedomosti, which was a newspaper published by the
Russian Empire.

-Jews >from Bobruisk in the 1816 Revision List - by A.L. Bell

-July 1853 list >from the Minsk Gubernya - by A.L. Bell. List of persons
subject to service to the Minsk guberniya corporation department at the
Ministry of Internal Affairs.

-February 1860 Minsk Guberniya Fines List - by A.L. Bell

-1860 Minsk Vedomosti Foreign Travel Notices - by A.L. Bell. Here are some
samples of "Departing for the Border" (foreign travel) notices.

-Additions to the Bragin, Rechitsa uyezd, Call-up list - August 1888 - by
A.L. Bell

-Additions to five Minsk Gubernya comminities' conscription lists, October
1888 - by A.L. Bell. Stolpetz, Khojniki, Yurevichi, Kholmech, and Nesvizh

-A June 1893 debtors list >from the Minsk Gubernya - by A.L. Bell.

-An 1893 call-up notice for Jews in the Minsk district - by A.L. Bell

-August 1876 Minsk Gubernya Draft Notice - by A.L. Bell

-A List of 337 Jewish draft evaders >from Nesvizh - by A.L. Bell

-Minsk Vedomosti notices concerning the Shneersons of Lubavitch - by A.L.
Bell

-Selected records for people who might be A.L. Bell's relatives - by A.L.
Bell

-Edward Rosenbaum
Belarus SIG webmaster

Note: Most, if not all, of this new data will eventually be included in
the All Belarus Database. dmf


Belarus SIG #Belarus Updates to the Belarus SIG website #belarus

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Belarus SIG website (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/) has had many new
links added. Please visit the website and see what is there. Many thanks
to the Lachowicze research group, and to A.L. Bell.

-Lachowicze Voter List (1905-1907) - contributed by the Lachowicze reserach
group

-Lachowicze 1883 and 1884 Deputy and Electors Tax Lists - contributed by the
Lachowicze research group

-Notice to Creditors in the Insolvency of Gustav Anton Yazvinsky - by A.L.
Bell. Notice to Creditors in the Insolvency of Gustav Anton Yazvinsky to
appear at a court hearing to be held on 15 November 1870. Printed in Issue
41 of the 1870 Minsk Vedomosti, which was a newspaper published by the
Russian Empire.

-Jews >from Bobruisk in the 1816 Revision List - by A.L. Bell

-July 1853 list >from the Minsk Gubernya - by A.L. Bell. List of persons
subject to service to the Minsk guberniya corporation department at the
Ministry of Internal Affairs.

-February 1860 Minsk Guberniya Fines List - by A.L. Bell

-1860 Minsk Vedomosti Foreign Travel Notices - by A.L. Bell. Here are some
samples of "Departing for the Border" (foreign travel) notices.

-Additions to the Bragin, Rechitsa uyezd, Call-up list - August 1888 - by
A.L. Bell

-Additions to five Minsk Gubernya comminities' conscription lists, October
1888 - by A.L. Bell. Stolpetz, Khojniki, Yurevichi, Kholmech, and Nesvizh

-A June 1893 debtors list >from the Minsk Gubernya - by A.L. Bell.

-An 1893 call-up notice for Jews in the Minsk district - by A.L. Bell

-August 1876 Minsk Gubernya Draft Notice - by A.L. Bell

-A List of 337 Jewish draft evaders >from Nesvizh - by A.L. Bell

-Minsk Vedomosti notices concerning the Shneersons of Lubavitch - by A.L.
Bell

-Selected records for people who might be A.L. Bell's relatives - by A.L.
Bell

-Edward Rosenbaum
Belarus SIG webmaster

Note: Most, if not all, of this new data will eventually be included in
the All Belarus Database. dmf


Shalom Warta! (a) #lodz #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Dear Lodzer friends,

I know most of you >from Zdunska Wola SIG... You are now very well
aware of the wonderful project which has been done in Zdunska Wola, with
what regards
its cemetery - see:
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/ZdunskaWola/Contents.htm
and the beginning see in my web site:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/zdunska/zdunska.htm

I have read in the past an article about a lonely Pole who is looking,
as a personal initiative, after the cemetery of Warta. See the article
at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/warta.htm

Two years have past since i first read about Mr. Slipek. My curiosity
arose and I decided that at the first opportunity I shall have, I would
like to visit the cemetery of Warta, see the matzevot which were erected
there and try to document and record the inscriptions and the data from
the remaining tombstones there. I had no idea as to what to expect in
Warta. Opportunity finally arrived and I flew for a few days, to help my
friend, Benjamin Yaari in the work of recording Matzevot in Szydlowiec.
More about our common work see at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/zadik/zadik.htm

from Szydlowiec we went together to that God forgotten small town where about 2000 Jews lived before the Holocaust, your ancestors among them...
The Jews of Warta were also murdered in the first death camp Chelmno,
where my parents' shtetl Gombin was liquidated as well... So here was
the link which Warta has to my own personal roots quest...

We came to warta in the evening, to be warmly welcomed by Mr. Slipek who
took us, in the twilight to the one cemetery which he cherish and
dedicates his whole life for the past 13 years. We saw more than 500
matzevot, re-erected, most of them painfully taken by Mr. Slipek from
Poles all over the town and its surrounding villages. Every stone has
its story behind. Some fragments of stones were cemented together by Mr.
Slipek although not the same matzeva.
He did the best he could, alone, with no support... He cut the grass and
clean the wild vegetation and keeps every matzeva by his own hands. He
knows every matzeva although he doesn't know all the names engraved on
it.
He has hundreds of photographs of the matzevot. Some of them were
already documented to him by Israeli tourists who pass there by. But no
real effort has been done so far to record for eternity the names, the
Genealogical data and the beautiful, heart breaking inscriptions on the
matzevot left in Warta.
We, Yaari and me, decided to do that and publish later a book with the
findings.

We had only one day for Warta...
Yaari and Mr. Slipek measured the cemetery and divided it to 6 parts.
Each part was given a number: 1000 for the first, 2000 for the second
and so on.
The rows in each area started >from the north, and each tombstone which
had inscriptions was given a number, the first being 2001, the second
2002 etc.
The number was marked by special water-proof ink marker and Mr. Slipek
will know every matzeva, even if the number will fade with time.

We deciphered and took photographs of all plot 1/2/3/6 and 73 matzevot
from area 5. In area 4 there is only one matzeva.
Altogether we transcribed about 320 (!) matzevot and made about 200
photos.
Unfortunately many tombstones in the area have only "TNTZBH", or
"P.N." or " NAFLA ATERET ROSHEINU ("fallen is the crown of our head"),
only some inscriptions in Hebrew, without the name and data, but which
fierce the heart.

So many tombstones are without surname, as was the proper Jewish custom
of burial in those days.

Plot number 1000+ is the one which includes memorial stones erected
recently by survivors , mainly by Mr. Rubin Gelbart of Swiss and
Klinowski Arie >from Israel.

More such tombstones will be possible to erect in the future.
There are 7 such memorials, trying to express the pain and tragedy which
no words can express in the human vocabulary:

"TO THE MEMORY IF 10 SOULS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHICH WERE HUNG BY THE NAZIS
YMACH SHMAM IN THE SQUARE OF THE BETH
MIDRASH ON 14.4.1942:

Fajwisz MAJEROWICZ lat 41
Izaak LAUDON lat 42
Jakub AJZENSZTAJN lat 40
Szymon Mojsze KLINOWSKI lat 40
Ezre ROZENWALD lat 34
Eliasz LASKOWSKI lat 65
Hersz LASKOWSKI lat 26
Josek Abram LANDSBERG lat 51
Szmul JEROZOLIMSKI lat 40
Motel ROTSZTAJN la 43
HY"D - God Revenge their Blood"

Later in Slipek home, he showed us more than 10 albums and among them a
rare photograph of the public execution of those 10 innocent souls.
He got the photos >from people of warta who knew about his strange
"hobby".
I asked him to make me some duplicates of the photographs and I shall
post on the web when I receive them.

Back to "Gush 1" in the cemetery.
Mr. Slipek comes to us and show us an empty spot. "Here will be
tombstone number 1008 and I shall erect it myself.
Write down right now the names:
Moshe SZAJNIK and Mordechai ROZENWALD!
They were murdered by Poles themselves, after coming back from
the valleys of the shadow of death, the camps. It happened on
19 December 1945. I know... It was the day when my family came
to live in Warta, moving >from a small village in the area. I remember
the
event as a child..."

Prof. Assa Kasher, a famous philosopher >from Israel with roots from
Warta
wrote in Slipek's guest book:

"The work that has been done by Mr. Slipek to preserve the Jewish
graveyard in Warta (Dworte) is very moving, important and impressive. It
really renders him a place in the realm of Tzadikim... Assa Kasher
27.8.99"

Back to our project -
The words of Miriam Akavia echoe in my mind:
"My visits in the Jewish cemeteries were most difficult. Here rouse
towards me, not only my beloved, but a whole nation rouse >from the depth
of earth, >from collapsing and crumbling tombs, in entangled jungle of
vegetation which was spreading around them. The roots branch out, press
and clip around our ancestors'
tombs and swallow them. The tombstones rise up and twisted under the
pressure of the roots.

These tombstones, which were erected on our deceased graves, struggle
for
their lives... And they are countless. Hebrew words, not understood by
the
people of that country but very well understood by us, written upon
them. By the hand of an artist they were engraved in the stone, in
letters of gold and silver,
and they constitute elegies, love poems, praise and prayers, pain and
farewell, wisdom and sorrow... and longings for Zion... Grand Jewish
tombstones, neglected now and deserted in a foreign land, in a country
with no Jews anymore. In Poland."


We tried very hard to decipher the matzevot, using simple chalk or
cleaning the moss and earth or digging the earth, sometimes 30 cm deep
down, and without success... We did our very best to copy exactly the
Hebrew full date of death, also to enable us identify the SURNAME
according vital records. A delicate research work which may be will done
by the future. Only than can you,
the descendants link to those Jewish remnants in Warta...

I have compiled a VERY PARTIAL list of the surnames found. Please
remember that 120 tombstones were not transcribed due lack of time (we
worked >from 07:30 am until dusk at 19:00) but I am sure they will in
the future - may be >from photographs (Mr. Slipek promised to photograph
each and every matzeva or fragment of matzeva form number 5073-5210 -
not
done by us), may be by Polish students of Hebrew >from Warsaw who already
volunteered to continue the work or may be one of you on his/her next
visit to Warta.

Among the Matzevot, one special old matzeva of the rabbi of town during
30 years - Rabbi Yosef Gerszon ALSZYNER, the desciple of Rabbi Mendel
of
Konskie, son of Rabbi Mosze of Dzialoszyn (author of "Tikunei Shabat"),
known as the ADMOR of D'Worte (Warta), died 1891. Now it has an
identification number : 3028, and is among the matzevot of his
people,part of the restored Jewish Cemetery of Warta, remnant of a small
community with a grand heritage...

Partial list of the surnames deciphered in the (>from about 320 matzevot)
Jewish cemetery of Warta:
ABERBAUM
AJZENSZTAJN
ALSZYNER
BERGMAN
BERKENWALD
BERKOWICZ
BORENSZTEJN
BRAKMAN
BRANOWSKI
CHIANTKOWSKI
DANDOWSKI
DIAMAND
FABER
FRACH
GELBART
GENSZER
GOLDBERG
GOLDMAN
HENDELES
HERSZKOWICZ
HILMANCHADLER
HIRCKI
HOLC
HOROWICZ
JAKOBOWICZ
JEROZOLIMSKI
JOSKOWICZ
KACHANOWSKI
KAMPEL
KARZMINSKI
KACZKA
KLINOWSKI
KPFELD
KROL
LANDSBERG
LASKOWSKI
LAUDON
LENSZYCKI
LIPMAN
MAJEROWICZ
MINC
MINTUS
NAPARSTEK
OKLADEK
PADSTOWSKI
PAT
MINTUS
PODEMBSKI
POTACKI
ROTSZTAJN
ROZENBERG
ROZENWALD
RUBINSZTEJN
SHAJNEK
STENDGER
STERN
SZAJNIK
SZMULEWICZ
SZYRADZKI
TORSZEJN
TROJBE
WALSTEJN
WELCMAN
WIERSZEWSKI
WISOCKI
WOHERMAN
WOLA
WOLF
WORTSKI
ZIELAZNA
ZLACZEWSKI

In the next month I shall computerize the database, develop and scan the
pictures of the matzevot and post in my web site. The database will
be donated also to JewishGen OWBR.

We intend to publish also a book with the findings. The best
commemoration.
We ask your help:
Donate material to the book and/or the memorial web site for Warta
which will include the matzevot database.
(old photographs, article, testimony, translated material, necrology
list, community history etc).

My address is:
Ada Holtzman
10/5 Korazim St.
69185 Newe Sharet - Tel Aviv
ISRAEL

I thank you very much in advance,

Shalom Warta...

Shana Tova to all,

Ada
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Shalom Warta! (a) #lodz #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Dear Lodzer friends,

I know most of you >from Zdunska Wola SIG... You are now very well
aware of the wonderful project which has been done in Zdunska Wola, with
what regards
its cemetery - see:
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/ZdunskaWola/Contents.htm
and the beginning see in my web site:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/zdunska/zdunska.htm

I have read in the past an article about a lonely Pole who is looking,
as a personal initiative, after the cemetery of Warta. See the article
at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/warta.htm

Two years have past since i first read about Mr. Slipek. My curiosity
arose and I decided that at the first opportunity I shall have, I would
like to visit the cemetery of Warta, see the matzevot which were erected
there and try to document and record the inscriptions and the data from
the remaining tombstones there. I had no idea as to what to expect in
Warta. Opportunity finally arrived and I flew for a few days, to help my
friend, Benjamin Yaari in the work of recording Matzevot in Szydlowiec.
More about our common work see at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/zadik/zadik.htm

from Szydlowiec we went together to that God forgotten small town where about 2000 Jews lived before the Holocaust, your ancestors among them...
The Jews of Warta were also murdered in the first death camp Chelmno,
where my parents' shtetl Gombin was liquidated as well... So here was
the link which Warta has to my own personal roots quest...

We came to warta in the evening, to be warmly welcomed by Mr. Slipek who
took us, in the twilight to the one cemetery which he cherish and
dedicates his whole life for the past 13 years. We saw more than 500
matzevot, re-erected, most of them painfully taken by Mr. Slipek from
Poles all over the town and its surrounding villages. Every stone has
its story behind. Some fragments of stones were cemented together by Mr.
Slipek although not the same matzeva.
He did the best he could, alone, with no support... He cut the grass and
clean the wild vegetation and keeps every matzeva by his own hands. He
knows every matzeva although he doesn't know all the names engraved on
it.
He has hundreds of photographs of the matzevot. Some of them were
already documented to him by Israeli tourists who pass there by. But no
real effort has been done so far to record for eternity the names, the
Genealogical data and the beautiful, heart breaking inscriptions on the
matzevot left in Warta.
We, Yaari and me, decided to do that and publish later a book with the
findings.

We had only one day for Warta...
Yaari and Mr. Slipek measured the cemetery and divided it to 6 parts.
Each part was given a number: 1000 for the first, 2000 for the second
and so on.
The rows in each area started >from the north, and each tombstone which
had inscriptions was given a number, the first being 2001, the second
2002 etc.
The number was marked by special water-proof ink marker and Mr. Slipek
will know every matzeva, even if the number will fade with time.

We deciphered and took photographs of all plot 1/2/3/6 and 73 matzevot
from area 5. In area 4 there is only one matzeva.
Altogether we transcribed about 320 (!) matzevot and made about 200
photos.
Unfortunately many tombstones in the area have only "TNTZBH", or
"P.N." or " NAFLA ATERET ROSHEINU ("fallen is the crown of our head"),
only some inscriptions in Hebrew, without the name and data, but which
fierce the heart.

So many tombstones are without surname, as was the proper Jewish custom
of burial in those days.

Plot number 1000+ is the one which includes memorial stones erected
recently by survivors , mainly by Mr. Rubin Gelbart of Swiss and
Klinowski Arie >from Israel.

More such tombstones will be possible to erect in the future.
There are 7 such memorials, trying to express the pain and tragedy which
no words can express in the human vocabulary:

"TO THE MEMORY IF 10 SOULS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHICH WERE HUNG BY THE NAZIS
YMACH SHMAM IN THE SQUARE OF THE BETH
MIDRASH ON 14.4.1942:

Fajwisz MAJEROWICZ lat 41
Izaak LAUDON lat 42
Jakub AJZENSZTAJN lat 40
Szymon Mojsze KLINOWSKI lat 40
Ezre ROZENWALD lat 34
Eliasz LASKOWSKI lat 65
Hersz LASKOWSKI lat 26
Josek Abram LANDSBERG lat 51
Szmul JEROZOLIMSKI lat 40
Motel ROTSZTAJN la 43
HY"D - God Revenge their Blood"

Later in Slipek home, he showed us more than 10 albums and among them a
rare photograph of the public execution of those 10 innocent souls.
He got the photos >from people of warta who knew about his strange
"hobby".
I asked him to make me some duplicates of the photographs and I shall
post on the web when I receive them.

Back to "Gush 1" in the cemetery.
Mr. Slipek comes to us and show us an empty spot. "Here will be
tombstone number 1008 and I shall erect it myself.
Write down right now the names:
Moshe SZAJNIK and Mordechai ROZENWALD!
They were murdered by Poles themselves, after coming back from
the valleys of the shadow of death, the camps. It happened on
19 December 1945. I know... It was the day when my family came
to live in Warta, moving >from a small village in the area. I remember
the
event as a child..."

Prof. Assa Kasher, a famous philosopher >from Israel with roots from
Warta
wrote in Slipek's guest book:

"The work that has been done by Mr. Slipek to preserve the Jewish
graveyard in Warta (Dworte) is very moving, important and impressive. It
really renders him a place in the realm of Tzadikim... Assa Kasher
27.8.99"

Back to our project -
The words of Miriam Akavia echoe in my mind:
"My visits in the Jewish cemeteries were most difficult. Here rouse
towards me, not only my beloved, but a whole nation rouse >from the depth
of earth, >from collapsing and crumbling tombs, in entangled jungle of
vegetation which was spreading around them. The roots branch out, press
and clip around our ancestors'
tombs and swallow them. The tombstones rise up and twisted under the
pressure of the roots.

These tombstones, which were erected on our deceased graves, struggle
for
their lives... And they are countless. Hebrew words, not understood by
the
people of that country but very well understood by us, written upon
them. By the hand of an artist they were engraved in the stone, in
letters of gold and silver,
and they constitute elegies, love poems, praise and prayers, pain and
farewell, wisdom and sorrow... and longings for Zion... Grand Jewish
tombstones, neglected now and deserted in a foreign land, in a country
with no Jews anymore. In Poland."


We tried very hard to decipher the matzevot, using simple chalk or
cleaning the moss and earth or digging the earth, sometimes 30 cm deep
down, and without success... We did our very best to copy exactly the
Hebrew full date of death, also to enable us identify the SURNAME
according vital records. A delicate research work which may be will done
by the future. Only than can you,
the descendants link to those Jewish remnants in Warta...

I have compiled a VERY PARTIAL list of the surnames found. Please
remember that 120 tombstones were not transcribed due lack of time (we
worked >from 07:30 am until dusk at 19:00) but I am sure they will in
the future - may be >from photographs (Mr. Slipek promised to photograph
each and every matzeva or fragment of matzeva form number 5073-5210 -
not
done by us), may be by Polish students of Hebrew >from Warsaw who already
volunteered to continue the work or may be one of you on his/her next
visit to Warta.

Among the Matzevot, one special old matzeva of the rabbi of town during
30 years - Rabbi Yosef Gerszon ALSZYNER, the desciple of Rabbi Mendel
of
Konskie, son of Rabbi Mosze of Dzialoszyn (author of "Tikunei Shabat"),
known as the ADMOR of D'Worte (Warta), died 1891. Now it has an
identification number : 3028, and is among the matzevot of his
people,part of the restored Jewish Cemetery of Warta, remnant of a small
community with a grand heritage...

Partial list of the surnames deciphered in the (>from about 320 matzevot)
Jewish cemetery of Warta:
ABERBAUM
AJZENSZTAJN
ALSZYNER
BERGMAN
BERKENWALD
BERKOWICZ
BORENSZTEJN
BRAKMAN
BRANOWSKI
CHIANTKOWSKI
DANDOWSKI
DIAMAND
FABER
FRACH
GELBART
GENSZER
GOLDBERG
GOLDMAN
HENDELES
HERSZKOWICZ
HILMANCHADLER
HIRCKI
HOLC
HOROWICZ
JAKOBOWICZ
JEROZOLIMSKI
JOSKOWICZ
KACHANOWSKI
KAMPEL
KARZMINSKI
KACZKA
KLINOWSKI
KPFELD
KROL
LANDSBERG
LASKOWSKI
LAUDON
LENSZYCKI
LIPMAN
MAJEROWICZ
MINC
MINTUS
NAPARSTEK
OKLADEK
PADSTOWSKI
PAT
MINTUS
PODEMBSKI
POTACKI
ROTSZTAJN
ROZENBERG
ROZENWALD
RUBINSZTEJN
SHAJNEK
STENDGER
STERN
SZAJNIK
SZMULEWICZ
SZYRADZKI
TORSZEJN
TROJBE
WALSTEJN
WELCMAN
WIERSZEWSKI
WISOCKI
WOHERMAN
WOLA
WOLF
WORTSKI
ZIELAZNA
ZLACZEWSKI

In the next month I shall computerize the database, develop and scan the
pictures of the matzevot and post in my web site. The database will
be donated also to JewishGen OWBR.

We intend to publish also a book with the findings. The best
commemoration.
We ask your help:
Donate material to the book and/or the memorial web site for Warta
which will include the matzevot database.
(old photographs, article, testimony, translated material, necrology
list, community history etc).

My address is:
Ada Holtzman
10/5 Korazim St.
69185 Newe Sharet - Tel Aviv
ISRAEL

I thank you very much in advance,

Shalom Warta...

Shana Tova to all,

Ada
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


R. Leopold Lipot LOEW #general

Stephen T. Falk <sfalk81162@...>
 

I am looking for a genealogy of Rabbi Leopold LOEW of Hungary (1811-1875)
and/or his son Immanuel LOEW (1854-1944). According to the entries in the
Encyclopedia Judaica (1972), they were descended >from the Maharal, R. Judah
Loew b. Bezalel. I am interested in finding the details of that family
tree.

I recently received a letter >from a 10th cousin or so, who is descended
from the Maharal, through Leopold (Lipot). I would like to fill in the
gaps in that family connection.

Thank you,
Stephen Falk

Wayne, PA
sfalk81162@...

Searching: all in Breslau (and in)
FALK (Lissa) FREUND (Schmiegel) BACH (Inowroclaw-Tarnowitz-Myslowitz) PERL
(Kieferstadtel) IMMERWAHR (Brieg-Kreuzberg) SILBERSTEIN (Brieg)
KALISCHER (Lissa-Thorn-Kalisch)


SKULSKY or SKUSKIJ from Kovno #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

We are looking for descendants of Mary SKULSKIJ or SKULSKY who came to
the United States >from Kovno in 1898 or later after attending her
brother's wedding in York, England.

Researching SKULSKY (MORRIS) of York and Leeds; WILDER of Horton and
Leeds; DEVENISHKY (DEVONS); COHEN of Wolverhampton, York, Leeds;
EDELSTEIN (Elston, Edelston). Also, MEIER or MEYER (Schoenlanke, Berlin;
HIRSCH (Berlin Dortmund); GOTTSCHALK (Orsoy).

--
Nina Esrati

Shaker Heights, OH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen R. Leopold Lipot LOEW #general

Stephen T. Falk <sfalk81162@...>
 

I am looking for a genealogy of Rabbi Leopold LOEW of Hungary (1811-1875)
and/or his son Immanuel LOEW (1854-1944). According to the entries in the
Encyclopedia Judaica (1972), they were descended >from the Maharal, R. Judah
Loew b. Bezalel. I am interested in finding the details of that family
tree.

I recently received a letter >from a 10th cousin or so, who is descended
from the Maharal, through Leopold (Lipot). I would like to fill in the
gaps in that family connection.

Thank you,
Stephen Falk

Wayne, PA
sfalk81162@...

Searching: all in Breslau (and in)
FALK (Lissa) FREUND (Schmiegel) BACH (Inowroclaw-Tarnowitz-Myslowitz) PERL
(Kieferstadtel) IMMERWAHR (Brieg-Kreuzberg) SILBERSTEIN (Brieg)
KALISCHER (Lissa-Thorn-Kalisch)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SKULSKY or SKUSKIJ from Kovno #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

We are looking for descendants of Mary SKULSKIJ or SKULSKY who came to
the United States >from Kovno in 1898 or later after attending her
brother's wedding in York, England.

Researching SKULSKY (MORRIS) of York and Leeds; WILDER of Horton and
Leeds; DEVENISHKY (DEVONS); COHEN of Wolverhampton, York, Leeds;
EDELSTEIN (Elston, Edelston). Also, MEIER or MEYER (Schoenlanke, Berlin;
HIRSCH (Berlin Dortmund); GOTTSCHALK (Orsoy).

--
Nina Esrati

Shaker Heights, OH