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Ode to Finchleystrasse, Cosmos [sic] restaurant in NW London in the early 1940s : actually Cosmo #general

Shulamit
 

The link below is still live and might add flavour to the written sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s09k1

[Ode to Finchleystrasse Episode 3 of Journeys down my Street]

Shulamit Spain, Scotland=


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ode to Finchleystrasse, Cosmos [sic] restaurant in NW London in the early 1940s : actually Cosmo #general

Shulamit
 

The link below is still live and might add flavour to the written sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s09k1

[Ode to Finchleystrasse Episode 3 of Journeys down my Street]

Shulamit Spain, Scotland=


SITE CITE "Ode to Finchleystrasse"- Cosmo restaurant in a 28 minute BBC program #germany

Shulamit
 

The link below is still live and might add flavour to the written sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s09k1

Ode to Finchleystrasse - Episode 3 of "Journeys down my Street"
[A 28 minute BBC TV program that can be watched on line.]

Shulamit Spain, in Scotland castaneye@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE "Ode to Finchleystrasse"- Cosmo restaurant in a 28 minute BBC program #germany

Shulamit
 

The link below is still live and might add flavour to the written sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s09k1

Ode to Finchleystrasse - Episode 3 of "Journeys down my Street"
[A 28 minute BBC TV program that can be watched on line.]

Shulamit Spain, in Scotland castaneye@gmail.com


Re: Cosmos [sic] restaurant in NW London in the early 1940s new SITE CITE #germany

Dennis Aron <dennisaron@...>
 

"The List" by Martin Fletcher (his parents were an Austrian refugee
couple named Fleischer) tells the story of German speaking refugees in
this time frame. I don't recall for sure whether Cosmo is mentioned,
but I think so.

I wrote a short review of it which includes a link to a very
interesting brochure given to refugees by England's Jewish community
entitled "While you are in England HELPFUL INFORMATION and Guidance
FOR EVERY REFUGEE". Here is the review:
https://dennisaron.blogspot.com/2015/06/review-of-list-by-martin-fletcher.html

Dennis Aron, Skokie, IL <dennisaron@gmail.com>

Researching families listed here:
http://dennisaron.blogspot.com/2013/12/genealogy-research-interests.html


German SIG #Germany Re: Cosmos [sic] restaurant in NW London in the early 1940s new SITE CITE #germany

Dennis Aron <dennisaron@...>
 

"The List" by Martin Fletcher (his parents were an Austrian refugee
couple named Fleischer) tells the story of German speaking refugees in
this time frame. I don't recall for sure whether Cosmo is mentioned,
but I think so.

I wrote a short review of it which includes a link to a very
interesting brochure given to refugees by England's Jewish community
entitled "While you are in England HELPFUL INFORMATION and Guidance
FOR EVERY REFUGEE". Here is the review:
https://dennisaron.blogspot.com/2015/06/review-of-list-by-martin-fletcher.html

Dennis Aron, Skokie, IL <dennisaron@gmail.com>

Researching families listed here:
http://dennisaron.blogspot.com/2013/12/genealogy-research-interests.html


Ukraine SIG Update #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Dear Friends:

Many thanks to Moshe Kutten and Stella Saperstein for their work on
Nikolayev vital records >from microfilms 2423960 and 242361.

Alex Kopelberg has been hard at work with Zhitomir marriage
transcriptions. Marriages >from 1854 and 1855 are in the pipeline for the
next stage of processing.

Yoni Kupchik has been working on Balta births for 1882-1884, 1886, 1887
and 1892.

They have recently submitted many thousands of lines of transcriptions
of records. It will probably be 12-18 months before final processing is
completed and the data is available for searching.

I hope to have the above submitted to JewishGen for the next stage of
processing by the end of this quarter. I had hoped to begin working on
revision lists but I think that those will be worked on during the
second quarter.

Please do not email me with questions about progress of these projects
or contents of the databases. Updates to the progress will be noted on
the townpages.

I wanted to just provide a heads up on a new project on which Ukraine
SIG is working on with FamilySearch and which will benefit those whose
families were in Odessa in 1897. There are 67,000 pages of the 1897
census. We are currently reviewing it to identify those pages and
sections on which Jewish families were enumerated. When that initial
review is completed, we will be asking for volunteers to work on the
translation/transcription of the census. Those who make a donation of
$100 or more to the Odessa Document Acquisition and Translation Project
will be able to receive the spreadsheets with the
translation/transcription before it is available on the JewishGen
databases. Once the translation/transcription is completed, it often
takes a year or more before data has finished being processed and
formatted and becomes widely available.

Please do not email me with questions about progress of the project or
contents of the census. Updates to the progress will be noted on the
townpage. Thanks to town leaders, Ariel Parkansky and Yoni Kupchik and
to Harvey Kabaker who has been instrumental in the digitization >from FHL
microfilms. We are excited about this first cooperative venture with
FamilySearch and hope it will be the first of many.

Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine SIG Update #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Dear Friends:

Many thanks to Moshe Kutten and Stella Saperstein for their work on
Nikolayev vital records >from microfilms 2423960 and 242361.

Alex Kopelberg has been hard at work with Zhitomir marriage
transcriptions. Marriages >from 1854 and 1855 are in the pipeline for the
next stage of processing.

Yoni Kupchik has been working on Balta births for 1882-1884, 1886, 1887
and 1892.

They have recently submitted many thousands of lines of transcriptions
of records. It will probably be 12-18 months before final processing is
completed and the data is available for searching.

I hope to have the above submitted to JewishGen for the next stage of
processing by the end of this quarter. I had hoped to begin working on
revision lists but I think that those will be worked on during the
second quarter.

Please do not email me with questions about progress of these projects
or contents of the databases. Updates to the progress will be noted on
the townpages.

I wanted to just provide a heads up on a new project on which Ukraine
SIG is working on with FamilySearch and which will benefit those whose
families were in Odessa in 1897. There are 67,000 pages of the 1897
census. We are currently reviewing it to identify those pages and
sections on which Jewish families were enumerated. When that initial
review is completed, we will be asking for volunteers to work on the
translation/transcription of the census. Those who make a donation of
$100 or more to the Odessa Document Acquisition and Translation Project
will be able to receive the spreadsheets with the
translation/transcription before it is available on the JewishGen
databases. Once the translation/transcription is completed, it often
takes a year or more before data has finished being processed and
formatted and becomes widely available.

Please do not email me with questions about progress of the project or
contents of the census. Updates to the progress will be noted on the
townpage. Thanks to town leaders, Ariel Parkansky and Yoni Kupchik and
to Harvey Kabaker who has been instrumental in the digitization >from FHL
microfilms. We are excited about this first cooperative venture with
FamilySearch and hope it will be the first of many.

Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


New Articles on IGRA website- Yagolnitzer Connection, Part 2 and Notes on Ukraine Pogrom List #ukraine

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted two new
articles on its website- "Yagolnitzer Connection - Part 2", by Jeffrey
Knishbacher and "Notes Regarding the Database-Ukraine Pogroms List of
Victims", by Ellen Stepak

"Yagolnitzer Connection - Part 2", by Jeffrey Knishbacher

This article continues on >from where Part 1 left off to describe
recent research on a very large and prominent immigrant family in
Rhode Island and beyond, many >from the area of Kamenetz Podolsk in the
SW of Czarist Russia and adjacent areas that have shifted in
sovereignty between Romania, Russia, the USSR, and now independent
Moldova and Ukraine. It includes information attempting to reestablish
lost connections between members of this family, known by at least
four surname variantsâ??Egolnitzer, Iegelnitzer, Yagolnitzer and
Jagolinzer.

"Notes Regarding the Database-Ukraine Pogroms List of Victims", by Ellen Stepak

A list of Ukraine pogrom victims was recently added to the IGRA
databases on its website. Many thousands of Jews were murdered in the
pogroms of 1918-1920, immediately following World War One, and during
the Russian Revolution. This article gives in depth information by
Ellen Stepak about the list itself and her preparation of the list.

These articles can be viewed for free for a week, after which time
only IGRA members will have access to them.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the Yagolnitzer article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/01/24/yagolnitzer-connection-part-2-jeffrey-knisbacher/

To view the Ukraine pogrom article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/01/06/notes-regarding-database-ukraine-pogroms-list-victims-ellen-stepak/


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New Articles on IGRA website- Yagolnitzer Connection, Part 2 and Notes on Ukraine Pogrom List #ukraine

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted two new
articles on its website- "Yagolnitzer Connection - Part 2", by Jeffrey
Knishbacher and "Notes Regarding the Database-Ukraine Pogroms List of
Victims", by Ellen Stepak

"Yagolnitzer Connection - Part 2", by Jeffrey Knishbacher

This article continues on >from where Part 1 left off to describe
recent research on a very large and prominent immigrant family in
Rhode Island and beyond, many >from the area of Kamenetz Podolsk in the
SW of Czarist Russia and adjacent areas that have shifted in
sovereignty between Romania, Russia, the USSR, and now independent
Moldova and Ukraine. It includes information attempting to reestablish
lost connections between members of this family, known by at least
four surname variantsâ??Egolnitzer, Iegelnitzer, Yagolnitzer and
Jagolinzer.

"Notes Regarding the Database-Ukraine Pogroms List of Victims", by Ellen Stepak

A list of Ukraine pogrom victims was recently added to the IGRA
databases on its website. Many thousands of Jews were murdered in the
pogroms of 1918-1920, immediately following World War One, and during
the Russian Revolution. This article gives in depth information by
Ellen Stepak about the list itself and her preparation of the list.

These articles can be viewed for free for a week, after which time
only IGRA members will have access to them.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the Yagolnitzer article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/01/24/yagolnitzer-connection-part-2-jeffrey-knisbacher/

To view the Ukraine pogrom article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/01/06/notes-regarding-database-ukraine-pogroms-list-victims-ellen-stepak/


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Yad Vashem Identifies Teenager Whose Pendant Was Found at Sobibor #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On this International Holocaust Memorial Day it is appropriate to share with
you a story published by the Claims Conference of a pendant discovered at
the Sobibor death camp excavation camp and through the Yad Vashem database
identified the teenage owner.
                       
The story is of Karoline Cohn born in Frankfurt on July 3, 1929?and her
parents had a necklace made with the words "Mazel tov" and her birthdate on
one side and the Hebrew letter "hey" on the other.  The pendant was found
buried under the ruins of a hut at the Sobibor death camp in the area where
women undressed and had their heads shaved before going to the gas chamber.

The Nazi deportation and transport lists database at Yad Vashem was the
reason researchers were able to identify the owner of the pendant.  The fact
that the pendant had the word "Frankfurt" engraved under the date was the
clue for researchers to look through that specific database.  To learn more
about this specific database go to:
http://db.yadvashem.org/deportation/page.html?language=en

The database showed that the Cohn family was put on a transport to the Minsk
ghetto in November 1941, the ghetto was liquidated in 1943 and the remaining
Jews were sent to Sobibor. It is not known whether Karoline was at Sobibor
and dropped it or whether someone else had the pendant who was at Sobibor. 
The pendant is identical to one Anne Frank had?except for the date.

The Claims Conference funded the filming of the Sobibor excavation which led
to the discovery of the camp's gas chambers.  To click on the link for the
video and read more about this discovery see:
http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/sobibor-pendant/
There is also a video on how the pendant was identified.

There is a Page of Testimony submitted about Karoline at Yad Vashem. If you
have not yet submitted a Page of Testimony for your family or friends this
is the appropriate time to memorialize your Holocaust victims. To submit a
page of testimony go to:
http://yvng.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en

The Claims Conference was created after World War ll to help with material
Indemnity for those who suffered as a result of Nazi's  actions against
Jews. They negotiated with German government?and Israel also signed the
agreement.  To learn more about the Claims Conference see:
http://www.claimscon.org/

Thank you to Carol Shkolnik, Columbus (Ohio) Jewish Historical Society and
member IAJGS Membership Development Committee for sharing the Claims
Conference article with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


75 years Wannsee Conference #germany

Yvonne Stern
 

The 75th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 2017
passed almost unnoticed,

The systematic killing of Jews had started before the Conference :
- Aktion T4 (Euthanasia) began in Autumn 1939 ,
- Wagner -Buerckel Aktion (Deportation of 7.000 Jews of Baden to Gurs)
took place in Ocotber 1940 (Sukkot) and
- the deportation of Jews all over Germany and territories attached to
the Reich started mid October 1941..

After German armed forces invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941
(Barbarossa) tens of thousands of Jews were massacred at sites
such as Babi Yar (outside Kiev), Rumbula Forest (outside Riga),
and Panerai (outside Vilnius),

On January 20th, 1942 SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich
summoned up 13 Officials and functionaries of Nazi organizations
and ministries to a meeting in the outskirts of Berlin
Adolf Eichmann was the Secretary of the Conference.

The purpose of this meeting was to present the basics for organizing
the deportation of Jews of Europe to be exterminated in the East and
to ensure it's logistical network.

The term "Wannseekonferenz", was only coined after the end of
the Second World War,

http://www.dw.com/en/wannsee-conference-screenplay-for-the-holocaust/a-37197330

http://tinyurl.com/hthlvw4
http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/urn:newsml:dpa.com:20090101:170117-99-908359/amp

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro yvonne.stern17@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Yad Vashem Identifies Teenager Whose Pendant Was Found at Sobibor #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On this International Holocaust Memorial Day it is appropriate to share with
you a story published by the Claims Conference of a pendant discovered at
the Sobibor death camp excavation camp and through the Yad Vashem database
identified the teenage owner.
                       
The story is of Karoline Cohn born in Frankfurt on July 3, 1929?and her
parents had a necklace made with the words "Mazel tov" and her birthdate on
one side and the Hebrew letter "hey" on the other.  The pendant was found
buried under the ruins of a hut at the Sobibor death camp in the area where
women undressed and had their heads shaved before going to the gas chamber.

The Nazi deportation and transport lists database at Yad Vashem was the
reason researchers were able to identify the owner of the pendant.  The fact
that the pendant had the word "Frankfurt" engraved under the date was the
clue for researchers to look through that specific database.  To learn more
about this specific database go to:
http://db.yadvashem.org/deportation/page.html?language=en

The database showed that the Cohn family was put on a transport to the Minsk
ghetto in November 1941, the ghetto was liquidated in 1943 and the remaining
Jews were sent to Sobibor. It is not known whether Karoline was at Sobibor
and dropped it or whether someone else had the pendant who was at Sobibor. 
The pendant is identical to one Anne Frank had?except for the date.

The Claims Conference funded the filming of the Sobibor excavation which led
to the discovery of the camp's gas chambers.  To click on the link for the
video and read more about this discovery see:
http://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/allocations/red/documentation/sobibor-pendant/
There is also a video on how the pendant was identified.

There is a Page of Testimony submitted about Karoline at Yad Vashem. If you
have not yet submitted a Page of Testimony for your family or friends this
is the appropriate time to memorialize your Holocaust victims. To submit a
page of testimony go to:
http://yvng.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en

The Claims Conference was created after World War ll to help with material
Indemnity for those who suffered as a result of Nazi's  actions against
Jews. They negotiated with German government?and Israel also signed the
agreement.  To learn more about the Claims Conference see:
http://www.claimscon.org/

Thank you to Carol Shkolnik, Columbus (Ohio) Jewish Historical Society and
member IAJGS Membership Development Committee for sharing the Claims
Conference article with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany 75 years Wannsee Conference #germany

Yvonne Stern
 

The 75th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 2017
passed almost unnoticed,

The systematic killing of Jews had started before the Conference :
- Aktion T4 (Euthanasia) began in Autumn 1939 ,
- Wagner -Buerckel Aktion (Deportation of 7.000 Jews of Baden to Gurs)
took place in Ocotber 1940 (Sukkot) and
- the deportation of Jews all over Germany and territories attached to
the Reich started mid October 1941..

After German armed forces invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941
(Barbarossa) tens of thousands of Jews were massacred at sites
such as Babi Yar (outside Kiev), Rumbula Forest (outside Riga),
and Panerai (outside Vilnius),

On January 20th, 1942 SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich
summoned up 13 Officials and functionaries of Nazi organizations
and ministries to a meeting in the outskirts of Berlin
Adolf Eichmann was the Secretary of the Conference.

The purpose of this meeting was to present the basics for organizing
the deportation of Jews of Europe to be exterminated in the East and
to ensure it's logistical network.

The term "Wannseekonferenz", was only coined after the end of
the Second World War,

http://www.dw.com/en/wannsee-conference-screenplay-for-the-holocaust/a-37197330

http://tinyurl.com/hthlvw4
http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/urn:newsml:dpa.com:20090101:170117-99-908359/amp

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro yvonne.stern17@gmail.com


unused American visas? #germany

Dennis Aron <dennisaron@...>
 

Has anyone had experience in finding information on unused American visas? Any
guidance would be appreciated.

I believe there is a chance that my mother's family may have been
issued visas to come to the US, but did not use them, possibly due to
my grandfather suffering disabling injuries during the 30 days he
spent at Buchenwald after being arrested during Krystallnacht. I
believe they were seeking visas >from an office in Stuttgart and if I
am correct, the visas would have been issued there. Has anyone had
experience in finding information on unused American visas? Any
guidance would be appreciated. thanks,

Dennis Aron, Skokie, IL, USA dennisaron@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany unused American visas? #germany

Dennis Aron <dennisaron@...>
 

Has anyone had experience in finding information on unused American visas? Any
guidance would be appreciated.

I believe there is a chance that my mother's family may have been
issued visas to come to the US, but did not use them, possibly due to
my grandfather suffering disabling injuries during the 30 days he
spent at Buchenwald after being arrested during Krystallnacht. I
believe they were seeking visas >from an office in Stuttgart and if I
am correct, the visas would have been issued there. Has anyone had
experience in finding information on unused American visas? Any
guidance would be appreciated. thanks,

Dennis Aron, Skokie, IL, USA dennisaron@gmail.com


Russian Translation Request 1864-1865 #warsaw #poland

nwaksberg@...
 

Please post
I've posted an index page >from PSA records for Grodzisk Mazowiecki
(which includes records of the small nearby shtetls which were registered here
Bonie, Nadarzyn).
A translation will let me know if I should pull the specific records for
additional translation. There may also be names on this list which may
be of interest to other researchers and I will include it on jewishgen
as an fyi.

You can find this translation request on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM52594

The family names I am searching for are with all possible spelling variants:
paternal: FISZENFELD - ZYNGER - KLEINBART - HEYN - FRIDMAN
maternal: BRAUN - WOLKOWICZ - RYGIEL- RAMBAUM

Please list all names (bride and groom) by line number, so I can pull
the correct AKT for translation.

Please respond using the ViewMate form.

Thank you in advance for your very much appreciated time and assistance.


Translation Request Please - Russian #warsaw #poland

nwaksberg@...
 

Hello,

I've posted an index page >from PSA records for Grodzisk Mazowiecki
(and of the small nearby shtetls which were registered here
Bonie, Nadarzyn).

A translation will let me know if I should pull the specific records for
additional translation. There may also be names on this list which may
be of interest to other researchers and I will include it on jewishgen
as an fyi.

You can find this translation request on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM52593

The family names I am searching for are with all possible spelling variants:
paternal: FISZENFELD - ZYNGER - KLEINBART - HEYN - FRIDMAN
maternal: BRAUN - WOLKOWICZ - RYGIEL- RAMBAUM

Please list all names (bride and groom) by line number, so I can pull
the correct AKT for translation.

Please respond using the ViewMate form.

Thank you in advance for your very much appreciated time and assistance.


Russian Vital Records Translation Please #warsaw #poland

nwaksberg@...
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record for which I need a translation.

This is a birth record of 1898, I believe it is in Russian.

I would like to know :
1. the full name of each parent (given, sur and maiden),
2. verification of town name,
3. verification of date of birth (Month/ Day/Tear), as I've learned
that often the recorded birthdate and actual birthdate year are
not the same.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM52592

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

If viewing is too difficult, please let me know and I can send a
higher resolution image to you directly.

Thank you.
Nomi


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Russian Translation Request 1864-1865 #warsaw #poland

nwaksberg@...
 

Please post
I've posted an index page >from PSA records for Grodzisk Mazowiecki
(which includes records of the small nearby shtetls which were registered here
Bonie, Nadarzyn).
A translation will let me know if I should pull the specific records for
additional translation. There may also be names on this list which may
be of interest to other researchers and I will include it on jewishgen
as an fyi.

You can find this translation request on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM52594

The family names I am searching for are with all possible spelling variants:
paternal: FISZENFELD - ZYNGER - KLEINBART - HEYN - FRIDMAN
maternal: BRAUN - WOLKOWICZ - RYGIEL- RAMBAUM

Please list all names (bride and groom) by line number, so I can pull
the correct AKT for translation.

Please respond using the ViewMate form.

Thank you in advance for your very much appreciated time and assistance.

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