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Re: Occupation - "Felsher" #belarus

Mikhoyel Basherives <mikhoyel@...>
 

A feldsher according to my family had a variety of skills useful
particularly to people in the country lacking hospitals & officially
trained doctors. They had a gamut of skills such as tooth pulling, basic
medical skills, setting broken limbs, even at times I was told simple
things such as haircutting (!).

My grandmother's uncle in the village of Pobolov near Bobruysk was saved
by a feldsher as a child >from a disease which was causing his throat to
constrict. He was passing through the village that day & the local
busybody who kept tabs on everyone every day knew where he was & she
called him over. He took out of his sack a pale green root >from the
fields, ground up some of it, mixed it with some water & forced
"Beni-pitsl" to drink it. The boy's throat returned to normal & he
recovered well.

My great-great uncle who told us this story tried & tried to remember
the name of the root but could not in either Yiddish or Russian.

If anyone has a suggestion as to what this root may have been I
would appreciate knowing it via private e-mail.

Thanks,

Mikhoyel Basherives
searching RUFER


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Occupation - "Felsher" #belarus

Mikhoyel Basherives <mikhoyel@...>
 

A feldsher according to my family had a variety of skills useful
particularly to people in the country lacking hospitals & officially
trained doctors. They had a gamut of skills such as tooth pulling, basic
medical skills, setting broken limbs, even at times I was told simple
things such as haircutting (!).

My grandmother's uncle in the village of Pobolov near Bobruysk was saved
by a feldsher as a child >from a disease which was causing his throat to
constrict. He was passing through the village that day & the local
busybody who kept tabs on everyone every day knew where he was & she
called him over. He took out of his sack a pale green root >from the
fields, ground up some of it, mixed it with some water & forced
"Beni-pitsl" to drink it. The boy's throat returned to normal & he
recovered well.

My great-great uncle who told us this story tried & tried to remember
the name of the root but could not in either Yiddish or Russian.

If anyone has a suggestion as to what this root may have been I
would appreciate knowing it via private e-mail.

Thanks,

Mikhoyel Basherives
searching RUFER


Re: Vilna Ghetto Posters - A Question #belarus

DNHIowa@...
 

David Barcan <maribelb@bellatlantic.net> wrote:
"I am not sure who to write to. I would like to see the posters, and also
like to know if I acquire any. I was in the Gaon museum in May 1998, but >was not able to buy posters. Please let me know where the exhibition will
be, and if I can buy anything.>>
---------------------------------
Dear David:

Please go to our LitvakSIG home page

http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak

and click on the link "A Special Invitation" to see the Vilna Ghetto Posters for the most updated information.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Vilna Ghetto Posters - A Question #belarus

DNHIowa@...
 

David Barcan <maribelb@bellatlantic.net> wrote:
"I am not sure who to write to. I would like to see the posters, and also
like to know if I acquire any. I was in the Gaon museum in May 1998, but >was not able to buy posters. Please let me know where the exhibition will
be, and if I can buy anything.>>
---------------------------------
Dear David:

Please go to our LitvakSIG home page

http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak

and click on the link "A Special Invitation" to see the Vilna Ghetto Posters for the most updated information.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG


Seeking SERENSON and/or ALITZHOFEN #general

manningb@...
 

Looking for any info on SERENSON family. Yitachak and Rachel
(ALITZHOFEN) SERENSON lived in Vilna in the early 1900s. They had twelve
children. One, Moses, married in about 1924 and lived with wife Feigla
(ELITZHOFEN) and two children, Motel and Fania, in Riga. Moses survived
the Holocaust and came to America in 1948. Did any other family members
survive?

Very anxious to make contact with any possible relatives anywhere. If
the name shows up on your family tree, please contact me directly.

Thanks for the help.

Manning Bookstaff Milwaukee, WI
manningb@juno.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking SERENSON and/or ALITZHOFEN #general

manningb@...
 

Looking for any info on SERENSON family. Yitachak and Rachel
(ALITZHOFEN) SERENSON lived in Vilna in the early 1900s. They had twelve
children. One, Moses, married in about 1924 and lived with wife Feigla
(ELITZHOFEN) and two children, Motel and Fania, in Riga. Moses survived
the Holocaust and came to America in 1948. Did any other family members
survive?

Very anxious to make contact with any possible relatives anywhere. If
the name shows up on your family tree, please contact me directly.

Thanks for the help.

Manning Bookstaff Milwaukee, WI
manningb@juno.com


Re: Warsaw #bessarabia

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Diane Jacobs <kingart@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
news:00e301befc4c$cbc434a0$6a11d3c6@oemcomputer...
I have been there twice in the last three years and have seen the
following:
There is a synagogue in use not far >from the central railroad station,
Jewish Theatre Group, a large Jewish cemetery, ruins of the Warsaw
Ghetto
and memorial, and the Mila 18 memorial. A 2-hour railroad trip will
take
you to Lublin and the Majdanik concentration camp. There is also Krakow
which has a jewish quarter to explore with synagogue museum, synagogue,
and
cemetery and streets intact.

Check the web for the Polish Tourist Agency and send them a request for
information you want. They should be able to give you lots of information
of what is to see in Warsaw and Poland.

good luck,
diane glazer jacobs
New York
I'd also suggest a visit toJewish Historical Institute (ZIH - Zydowski
Instytut Historyczny) in Warsaw.

Alexander Sharon


Shana tovah to all.

Can someone who has been to Warsaw in the last few years tell me if
there is much to see there of Jewish interest? Also, as to the
Treblinka concentration camp, whether there is a museum/exhibit
at the site and whether it is "visitable" ? Details appreciated.
Sandy Eisen arorsa@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Warsaw #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

Diane Jacobs <kingart@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
news:00e301befc4c$cbc434a0$6a11d3c6@oemcomputer...
I have been there twice in the last three years and have seen the
following:
There is a synagogue in use not far >from the central railroad station,
Jewish Theatre Group, a large Jewish cemetery, ruins of the Warsaw
Ghetto
and memorial, and the Mila 18 memorial. A 2-hour railroad trip will
take
you to Lublin and the Majdanik concentration camp. There is also Krakow
which has a jewish quarter to explore with synagogue museum, synagogue,
and
cemetery and streets intact.

Check the web for the Polish Tourist Agency and send them a request for
information you want. They should be able to give you lots of information
of what is to see in Warsaw and Poland.

good luck,
diane glazer jacobs
New York
I'd also suggest a visit toJewish Historical Institute (ZIH - Zydowski
Instytut Historyczny) in Warsaw.

Alexander Sharon


Shana tovah to all.

Can someone who has been to Warsaw in the last few years tell me if
there is much to see there of Jewish interest? Also, as to the
Treblinka concentration camp, whether there is a museum/exhibit
at the site and whether it is "visitable" ? Details appreciated.
Sandy Eisen arorsa@erols.com


Hazel GREENWALD BERKOWITZ- descendants #general

Vicki Karno <vkarno@...>
 

In this month's Hadassah magazine, there was a Search Alert seeking
information about Hazel Greenwald Berkowitz, Hadassah National
Board member and photographer, and her descendants for a special
exhibit celebrating Hadassah's 90th anniversary. If you or someone
you know can assist, please contact Hadassah Central and Historical
Files at 212-303-8055 or e-mail: dlewis@hadassah.org

Vicki Karno JGS-New Orleans


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hazel GREENWALD BERKOWITZ- descendants #general

Vicki Karno <vkarno@...>
 

In this month's Hadassah magazine, there was a Search Alert seeking
information about Hazel Greenwald Berkowitz, Hadassah National
Board member and photographer, and her descendants for a special
exhibit celebrating Hadassah's 90th anniversary. If you or someone
you know can assist, please contact Hadassah Central and Historical
Files at 212-303-8055 or e-mail: dlewis@hadassah.org

Vicki Karno JGS-New Orleans


Chuck Ferree - A Silent Tribute #general

Vincent Chatel <june@...>
 

Dear Jgenners,

My name is Vincent Chatel and I live in Belgium. Please forgive the poor
quality of my English but my mother language is French. With my friend
Chuck Ferree, we have created the web site "The Forgotten Camps". This
site is dedicated to all the victims of the Holocaust - and the
fanaticism, wherever it is coming from.

I would like to thank you all for the condolences you sent us. His wife
Dickie has no personal email address, but be sure all your messages will
be forwarded to her this week.

Once again, thank you so much for your messages.

Vincent Chatel - Brussels, Belgium


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chuck Ferree - A Silent Tribute #general

Vincent Chatel <june@...>
 

Dear Jgenners,

My name is Vincent Chatel and I live in Belgium. Please forgive the poor
quality of my English but my mother language is French. With my friend
Chuck Ferree, we have created the web site "The Forgotten Camps". This
site is dedicated to all the victims of the Holocaust - and the
fanaticism, wherever it is coming from.

I would like to thank you all for the condolences you sent us. His wife
Dickie has no personal email address, but be sure all your messages will
be forwarded to her this week.

Once again, thank you so much for your messages.

Vincent Chatel - Brussels, Belgium


"Fiktsia" #general

haim haru <yairharu@...>
 

On: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 21:29:56 -0400, Jackie Ziff wrote:

Snip>>>
<<< In another letter, the daughter in the family discusses the possibility
of a "fiktsia" that would enable her to leave Poland and go to Israel.
Was this one of the sham marriages in which a woman or a man who had a
permit or visa to leave the country took along another individual as
their spouse? I would assume that they would have had a civil marriage
and then dissolved the marriage upon their arrival in Israel? In some
cases, perhaps they stayed married? Can anyone provide information
about a "fiktsia"? >>>

I can tell of a similar case in my wife's family. Her uncle, who was a young
man (late teens/early twenties), living in Germany during the early rise of
the Nazi Regime there, decided that things would probably be better for him
in Palestine. With the assistance of a local Zionist Youth Movement, he
managed, by various means, to organize for himself a valid Immigration
Permit to Palestine. The Youth Movement, however, requested that he, in
turn, should assist them by fictitiously marrying one of their female
members, so that she too would be able to emigrate to Palestine as his
"wife". They went through the ceremony and traveled to Palestine as a
"Married Couple". On arrival in Tel Aviv, the local representatives of the
Youth Movement offered to help them to "get divorced" in such a way as not
to harm their successful absorption into local society. By this time,
however, they had found that they actually liked one another, and they
decided to remain together as man and wife. They are still together, he in
his mid-nineties and she in her late-eighties, still "fictitiously" but
happily married.

All the best and may you all have as many Happy New Years as my wife's uncle
and aunt have apparently so far had.

Chaim Charutz -- Petach Tikva, Israel
e-mail: yairharu@internet-zahav.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Fiktsia" #general

haim haru <yairharu@...>
 

On: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 21:29:56 -0400, Jackie Ziff wrote:

Snip>>>
<<< In another letter, the daughter in the family discusses the possibility
of a "fiktsia" that would enable her to leave Poland and go to Israel.
Was this one of the sham marriages in which a woman or a man who had a
permit or visa to leave the country took along another individual as
their spouse? I would assume that they would have had a civil marriage
and then dissolved the marriage upon their arrival in Israel? In some
cases, perhaps they stayed married? Can anyone provide information
about a "fiktsia"? >>>

I can tell of a similar case in my wife's family. Her uncle, who was a young
man (late teens/early twenties), living in Germany during the early rise of
the Nazi Regime there, decided that things would probably be better for him
in Palestine. With the assistance of a local Zionist Youth Movement, he
managed, by various means, to organize for himself a valid Immigration
Permit to Palestine. The Youth Movement, however, requested that he, in
turn, should assist them by fictitiously marrying one of their female
members, so that she too would be able to emigrate to Palestine as his
"wife". They went through the ceremony and traveled to Palestine as a
"Married Couple". On arrival in Tel Aviv, the local representatives of the
Youth Movement offered to help them to "get divorced" in such a way as not
to harm their successful absorption into local society. By this time,
however, they had found that they actually liked one another, and they
decided to remain together as man and wife. They are still together, he in
his mid-nineties and she in her late-eighties, still "fictitiously" but
happily married.

All the best and may you all have as many Happy New Years as my wife's uncle
and aunt have apparently so far had.

Chaim Charutz -- Petach Tikva, Israel
e-mail: yairharu@internet-zahav.net


Jews from Cologne, Online-research #general

Steffi <steffi@...>
 

Hello

You can search for victims of the
Nazi-regime >from the area Cologne:
http://www.museenkoeln.de/museenkoeln.de/ns-dok/fs_start.html

Regards
Reinhold Kornhoff
Kornhoff@Netcologne.de


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews from Cologne, Online-research #general

Steffi <steffi@...>
 

Hello

You can search for victims of the
Nazi-regime >from the area Cologne:
http://www.museenkoeln.de/museenkoeln.de/ns-dok/fs_start.html

Regards
Reinhold Kornhoff
Kornhoff@Netcologne.de


incorrect terminology causes problems <grin> #belarus

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Diane Jacobs writes:

There is an JewishGen Ass. of Argentina. It is directed by Paul Armony
and his email is armony@satlink.com.
There is NO JewishGen Association of Argentina.
JewishGen is JewishGen is JewishGen <grin>

We are an organization seperate and apart >from the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) of which the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Argentina, headed by Paul Armony
is a part.

The correct designation for that society is:
Sociedad Argentina de Genealogia Judia

Genealogy can be confusing enough without creating needless
confusion. While it may seem pedantic to some to insist on
correct terminology, in the long run it makes it easier for all
of us. I hope this correction will be accepted in the spirit in
which it is intended.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen, V.P. Operations


Searching Wendy #general

Stan Cohen <natsnehoc@...>
 

September 14, 1999

Would Wendy Ben-Haim (#25668) please contact me regarding search for
DUBINSKY relatives. The EMail number listed in the JewishGen Family Finder
appears to be incorrect or changed. Messages to you are undeliverable.

Thanks


Belarus SIG #Belarus incorrect terminology causes problems <grin> #belarus

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Diane Jacobs writes:

There is an JewishGen Ass. of Argentina. It is directed by Paul Armony
and his email is armony@satlink.com.
There is NO JewishGen Association of Argentina.
JewishGen is JewishGen is JewishGen <grin>

We are an organization seperate and apart >from the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) of which the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Argentina, headed by Paul Armony
is a part.

The correct designation for that society is:
Sociedad Argentina de Genealogia Judia

Genealogy can be confusing enough without creating needless
confusion. While it may seem pedantic to some to insist on
correct terminology, in the long run it makes it easier for all
of us. I hope this correction will be accepted in the spirit in
which it is intended.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen, V.P. Operations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Wendy #general

Stan Cohen <natsnehoc@...>
 

September 14, 1999

Would Wendy Ben-Haim (#25668) please contact me regarding search for
DUBINSKY relatives. The EMail number listed in the JewishGen Family Finder
appears to be incorrect or changed. Messages to you are undeliverable.

Thanks