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The cemetery in Zdunska Wola #poland

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Dear all:

On Aug 16 Asher Aud led a group of sixty Israeli youngsters (15 to16 years =
old) to a visit in Poland. Asher is originally >from Zdunska Wola and is =
organizing such a trip every year, which includes a stopover in the =
cemetery of ZW.

Every year Asher explains the history of the town, the tragedy of the =
ghetto in 1942, and the massacre of the population in the cemetery. Among =
the Jews who were murdered were Asher's mother and younger brother.

This year I was waiting in ZW for Asher and his group. With me were =
Bernard Markowicz (whose grdparents lived in ZW) and his daughter =
Svetlana, Mr and Mrs Elizabeth Bartsch (a Polish school director in ZW), =
and others. JM Simmler (whose grdparents were >from ZW) arrived a little =
later with his parents.

The youngsters were given tools and worked in the cemetery for about 1 =BD =
hour. During that short time, they digged out 61 new tombstones, and =
deciphered the inscriptions. Since we already have a list of about 700 =
stones, their work represent a significant 10% addition. But at least as =
importantly, the children (and not only the children) were moved to tears =
by their experience in the cemetery, and by Asher's story. But Asher says =
that he will come back again and again with children, as long as he is =
able to, because his victory is the very presence of the new generation, =
those children, year after year with him in the cemetery. Asher is a =
wonderful person who should be commended for his work with the Israeli =
children.=20

There is much to be done in the cemetery.=20

One idea we discussed was to organize such a trip not during the summer =
but at Rosh Hashana, because it might then be possible to involve a group =
of high school children >from ZW, with the help of Mrs Bartsch. It is only =
a suggestion, we should ALL discuss this. It is OUR cemetery.=20

Other topics that were discussed were the ways to properly take care of =
the cemetery. Bernard made some very interesting suggestions, based on a =
research he made on how to take care of cemeteries.

Please be all in touch, we will need hands, brains, money. And goodwill.
Again, this is OUR cemetery. If we do nothing, noone else will.

Shana tova, happy new year to all.
Daniel



H Daniel Wagner=20
The Livio Norzi Professorial Chair

Weizmann Institute of Science
Tel: +(972) 8 934 2594
Fax: +(972) 8 934 4137
E-mail: daniel.wagner@...
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/home.htm


Anyone going to Poland soon? #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

If you are going to Poland in the next few weeks, JRI-Poland would
like to hear >from you... We have some accessories for a computer
that are to be delivered to our team in Warsaw. You won't have to
go out of your way. We will arrange to pick up the package at your
hotel in Warsaw or at the airport if you are in transit.

Please email as soon as possible. Thank you.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland The cemetery in Zdunska Wola #poland

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Dear all:

On Aug 16 Asher Aud led a group of sixty Israeli youngsters (15 to16 years =
old) to a visit in Poland. Asher is originally >from Zdunska Wola and is =
organizing such a trip every year, which includes a stopover in the =
cemetery of ZW.

Every year Asher explains the history of the town, the tragedy of the =
ghetto in 1942, and the massacre of the population in the cemetery. Among =
the Jews who were murdered were Asher's mother and younger brother.

This year I was waiting in ZW for Asher and his group. With me were =
Bernard Markowicz (whose grdparents lived in ZW) and his daughter =
Svetlana, Mr and Mrs Elizabeth Bartsch (a Polish school director in ZW), =
and others. JM Simmler (whose grdparents were >from ZW) arrived a little =
later with his parents.

The youngsters were given tools and worked in the cemetery for about 1 =BD =
hour. During that short time, they digged out 61 new tombstones, and =
deciphered the inscriptions. Since we already have a list of about 700 =
stones, their work represent a significant 10% addition. But at least as =
importantly, the children (and not only the children) were moved to tears =
by their experience in the cemetery, and by Asher's story. But Asher says =
that he will come back again and again with children, as long as he is =
able to, because his victory is the very presence of the new generation, =
those children, year after year with him in the cemetery. Asher is a =
wonderful person who should be commended for his work with the Israeli =
children.=20

There is much to be done in the cemetery.=20

One idea we discussed was to organize such a trip not during the summer =
but at Rosh Hashana, because it might then be possible to involve a group =
of high school children >from ZW, with the help of Mrs Bartsch. It is only =
a suggestion, we should ALL discuss this. It is OUR cemetery.=20

Other topics that were discussed were the ways to properly take care of =
the cemetery. Bernard made some very interesting suggestions, based on a =
research he made on how to take care of cemeteries.

Please be all in touch, we will need hands, brains, money. And goodwill.
Again, this is OUR cemetery. If we do nothing, noone else will.

Shana tova, happy new year to all.
Daniel



H Daniel Wagner=20
The Livio Norzi Professorial Chair

Weizmann Institute of Science
Tel: +(972) 8 934 2594
Fax: +(972) 8 934 4137
E-mail: daniel.wagner@...
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/home.htm


JRI Poland #Poland Anyone going to Poland soon? #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

If you are going to Poland in the next few weeks, JRI-Poland would
like to hear >from you... We have some accessories for a computer
that are to be delivered to our team in Warsaw. You won't have to
go out of your way. We will arrange to pick up the package at your
hotel in Warsaw or at the airport if you are in transit.

Please email as soon as possible. Thank you.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Beider Online at Ancestry #general

GojuMom@...
 

For all those who have some difficulty with this site, I have a
suggestion. Since the names in Beider's book correspond with the local
spelling
(which we know have lots of variations) I suggest typing in part of a name
orusing what you believe the name means.
For example: In searching "VINNITSKII" I was unable to get a match,
but having seen the REAL book I knew that the name was in there. I tried
"wine" or "distiller" which is the root word of the name and it worked.
Beider spells "Vinnitskijj" and seveal other variations.
Another way is to type the location you are searaching for because the
surnames are given with the town and local area.
Still another way is to use the DM soundex on JGFF for
the surname you are searching...one of them may recognized by the site.
Both these methods have worked for several people who otherwise had
difficulty.
Jo Anne Vanett
Ambler, PA
Searching: VINNITSKII, ROZENBERG, BELENKY, FEINGOLD, ALTMAN,
OROWITZ/HOROWITZ/ SOLOSITSKY, HOSSMAN, GOMBERG, KRASNEY
all in the southwestern area of Ukriane, between Vinnitsa and Kiyev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beider Online at Ancestry #general

GojuMom@...
 

For all those who have some difficulty with this site, I have a
suggestion. Since the names in Beider's book correspond with the local
spelling
(which we know have lots of variations) I suggest typing in part of a name
orusing what you believe the name means.
For example: In searching "VINNITSKII" I was unable to get a match,
but having seen the REAL book I knew that the name was in there. I tried
"wine" or "distiller" which is the root word of the name and it worked.
Beider spells "Vinnitskijj" and seveal other variations.
Another way is to type the location you are searaching for because the
surnames are given with the town and local area.
Still another way is to use the DM soundex on JGFF for
the surname you are searching...one of them may recognized by the site.
Both these methods have worked for several people who otherwise had
difficulty.
Jo Anne Vanett
Ambler, PA
Searching: VINNITSKII, ROZENBERG, BELENKY, FEINGOLD, ALTMAN,
OROWITZ/HOROWITZ/ SOLOSITSKY, HOSSMAN, GOMBERG, KRASNEY
all in the southwestern area of Ukriane, between Vinnitsa and Kiyev


Re: Beider's Dictionary online #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Also having problems. Entered names in Beider's Dictionary. Could not be
found online.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Beider's Dictionary online #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Also having problems. Entered names in Beider's Dictionary. Could not be
found online.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


Re: Given Names: Temma, Wichne #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <20000907234241.03166.00000146@...>,
TomHennie <tomhennie@...> wrote:

What are some other versions of the name Temma? I am
searching a true needle-in-a-haystack with only this given name in the CA
Death Index. All I have to go on in "Temma."
I had a great-grandmother whose name was spelled "Tema" on her
headstone, but my father remembers her as "Tamma". In Hebrew
her name was tet-ayin-mem-yud (according to the headstone), but
in the Yiddish obituaries it was tet-ayin-mem-ayin. So all
sorts of spelling variations are possible, especially of the
vowels, and a single rather than double m.

Robert Israel
israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Names: Temma, Wichne #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <20000907234241.03166.00000146@...>,
TomHennie <tomhennie@...> wrote:

What are some other versions of the name Temma? I am
searching a true needle-in-a-haystack with only this given name in the CA
Death Index. All I have to go on in "Temma."
I had a great-grandmother whose name was spelled "Tema" on her
headstone, but my father remembers her as "Tamma". In Hebrew
her name was tet-ayin-mem-yud (according to the headstone), but
in the Yiddish obituaries it was tet-ayin-mem-ayin. So all
sorts of spelling variations are possible, especially of the
vowels, and a single rather than double m.

Robert Israel
israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Joseph LEVINE and H. KAPLAN-Chicago #general

,
 

I am in possession of 2 photos taken in the 40's or 50's . On the back of
one of the photos the name Joseph LEVINE is written with a c/o address to H.
KAPLAN on N. Karlov Ave Chicago.
Joseph Levine may be related to my cousin's husband Harry Levine. Harry was
married to Anna(Henka) BLUMENTHAL. They lived in Bklyn. If you feel these
photos may be of interest to you, please respond privately. Carol
Blumenthal-Cohen
Researching
BLUMENTHAL Khrapun Ukmerge, Lithuania
HIRSHHORN Hurchon Iasi, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Joseph LEVINE and H. KAPLAN-Chicago #general

,
 

I am in possession of 2 photos taken in the 40's or 50's . On the back of
one of the photos the name Joseph LEVINE is written with a c/o address to H.
KAPLAN on N. Karlov Ave Chicago.
Joseph Levine may be related to my cousin's husband Harry Levine. Harry was
married to Anna(Henka) BLUMENTHAL. They lived in Bklyn. If you feel these
photos may be of interest to you, please respond privately. Carol
Blumenthal-Cohen
Researching
BLUMENTHAL Khrapun Ukmerge, Lithuania
HIRSHHORN Hurchon Iasi, Romania


Re: There Once Was A World (Eishyshok, Lithuania) #general

JFIBEL@...
 

Just a note about Yaffa Eliach. She is a Professor and a Dr (PhD) not a Ms. She researched this book for 17 years travelling throughout the world to do so. Her ancestors were one of the 5 Jewish families who were founders of this very famous shtetl. She has been a Professor of Jewish Studies at Brooklyn College for many years as well as the creator of the wall of pictures at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., among many other thing things. She is now in the process of re-creating the shtetl of Eishishok in Rishon leZion in Israel.


Good luck for the coming year, 5761

Joe Fibel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: There Once Was A World (Eishyshok, Lithuania) #lithuania

JFIBEL@...
 

Just a note about Yaffa Eliach. She is a Professor and a Dr (PhD) not a Ms. She researched this book for 17 years travelling throughout the world to do so. Her ancestors were one of the 5 Jewish families who were founders of this very famous shtetl. She has been a Professor of Jewish Studies at Brooklyn College for many years as well as the creator of the wall of pictures at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., among many other thing things. She is now in the process of re-creating the shtetl of Eishishok in Rishon leZion in Israel.


Good luck for the coming year, 5761

Joe Fibel


Re: Jewish newspaper #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

Thanks to everyone who replied to my first posting. Perhaps
I should have explained more, but I was simply trying to be
brief.

Before I started ordering LDS microfilm of NYC death indexes
from 1923 to 1931, my first volunteer checked the city
directories in between (unavailable here in Seattle) and
could not find him. I was hoping to narrow the period in
which he must have died. This person also very kindly
checked the NYC death index, with no results; later I found
a third cousin doing genealogy who does research at the
Archives, and he hasn't found any death record for Gumpert
SEIDE. I think I did check NYTimes obit indexes, so I
thought I'd find out what Jewish community newspapers might
have had likely notices.. Then I could give my cousin all
the info and he could go to NYPL and look it up. I have a
feeling my ggfather was visiting somewhere else when he
died, perhaps the 4th daughter I've never been able to
locate.

Does anyone know of any trade association in the real estate
industry in the 1920s that might have had a newsletter of
some kind:?

Dolores Palomo, Seattle
Searching: SEIDE Prussia 1800s, NYC
Gabriel LEVY (Prussia to NYC 1850.l.)
Meyer LEVY (Amsterdam, Prussia 1780-1800s)
Charlotte & Julia ROTHENBERG (1900-1920s)
SPIEGEL, Hartford CT


Lithuania, toleration and war crimes #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

There are two items of interest to Litvak SIG subscribers in the Financial Times dealing with the above subject, Lithuania, toleration and war crimes. They are both copyright items, so I can only provide the websites here.


Please note that in my Letter to the Editor, the reference should be to
Einsatzgruppen A (not C) .
Regards

Saul Issroff

-------------

Financial Times, Sep 9, 2000, 242 words
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Lithuania must be more serious about war
criminals

Http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000909000688&q
uery=samuel+brittan&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100

and

Financial Times, Sep 2, 2000, 1,903 words
OFF CENTRE: Lithuania's tough test for toleration: Newly emerged into
independence, the Baltic state is struggling to recover >from its often
tragic past. Samuel Brittan revisits the country of his ancestors

http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000902000494&q
uery=samuel+brittan&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100


--
Dr Saul Issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish newspaper #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

Thanks to everyone who replied to my first posting. Perhaps
I should have explained more, but I was simply trying to be
brief.

Before I started ordering LDS microfilm of NYC death indexes
from 1923 to 1931, my first volunteer checked the city
directories in between (unavailable here in Seattle) and
could not find him. I was hoping to narrow the period in
which he must have died. This person also very kindly
checked the NYC death index, with no results; later I found
a third cousin doing genealogy who does research at the
Archives, and he hasn't found any death record for Gumpert
SEIDE. I think I did check NYTimes obit indexes, so I
thought I'd find out what Jewish community newspapers might
have had likely notices.. Then I could give my cousin all
the info and he could go to NYPL and look it up. I have a
feeling my ggfather was visiting somewhere else when he
died, perhaps the 4th daughter I've never been able to
locate.

Does anyone know of any trade association in the real estate
industry in the 1920s that might have had a newsletter of
some kind:?

Dolores Palomo, Seattle
Searching: SEIDE Prussia 1800s, NYC
Gabriel LEVY (Prussia to NYC 1850.l.)
Meyer LEVY (Amsterdam, Prussia 1780-1800s)
Charlotte & Julia ROTHENBERG (1900-1920s)
SPIEGEL, Hartford CT


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuania, toleration and war crimes #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

There are two items of interest to Litvak SIG subscribers in the Financial Times dealing with the above subject, Lithuania, toleration and war crimes. They are both copyright items, so I can only provide the websites here.


Please note that in my Letter to the Editor, the reference should be to
Einsatzgruppen A (not C) .
Regards

Saul Issroff

-------------

Financial Times, Sep 9, 2000, 242 words
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Lithuania must be more serious about war
criminals

Http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000909000688&q
uery=samuel+brittan&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100

and

Financial Times, Sep 2, 2000, 1,903 words
OFF CENTRE: Lithuania's tough test for toleration: Newly emerged into
independence, the Baltic state is struggling to recover >from its often
tragic past. Samuel Brittan revisits the country of his ancestors

http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000902000494&q
uery=samuel+brittan&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100


--
Dr Saul Issroff


Birth/death documents: Yehoshua Aaron STERLIN, Montreal, Canada #general

A. Sterlin <as358@...>
 

I'm looking for birth/death documents for Yehoshua Aaron STERLIN, born in
Montreal Canada. A photo of the gravestone gives death at age 6 dated 27
Sivan 5680 (which I've converted to July 13, 1920). The child is buried at
Nusach HoAri Cemetery in Montreal. He was called "Areleh" by the family, so
it is possible that his name in English may have been Aaron or some other
name beginning with A. (Aaron seems to be the popular choice of name among
the descendants who have been named for that ancestor). I have checked the
civil birth & burial indexes for Montreal (1900-1925) which are at the FHL
and he does not appear in either place. I have also contacted the Canadian
Jewish Congress for a possible obit/death notice in the Kanader Adler & have
found nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help
Annette Sterlin
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth/death documents: Yehoshua Aaron STERLIN, Montreal, Canada #general

A. Sterlin <as358@...>
 

I'm looking for birth/death documents for Yehoshua Aaron STERLIN, born in
Montreal Canada. A photo of the gravestone gives death at age 6 dated 27
Sivan 5680 (which I've converted to July 13, 1920). The child is buried at
Nusach HoAri Cemetery in Montreal. He was called "Areleh" by the family, so
it is possible that his name in English may have been Aaron or some other
name beginning with A. (Aaron seems to be the popular choice of name among
the descendants who have been named for that ancestor). I have checked the
civil birth & burial indexes for Montreal (1900-1925) which are at the FHL
and he does not appear in either place. I have also contacted the Canadian
Jewish Congress for a possible obit/death notice in the Kanader Adler & have
found nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help
Annette Sterlin
Los Angeles, CA