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Bershad #ukraine

Ruth <rchernia@...>
 

Lucy Hooberman wrote: "There is also a book I have found called Bershad by Nahmen Huberman
which only exists in Hebrew. I would love to see a translation of
this book or know if would contain any information about life in
Bershad."

I too would be interested in a translation of this book because my late father-in-law's family came >from there.

Ruth Chernia
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ of London, England, Lodz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Rakow, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICKER of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Bershad #ukraine

Ruth <rchernia@...>
 

Lucy Hooberman wrote: "There is also a book I have found called Bershad by Nahmen Huberman
which only exists in Hebrew. I would love to see a translation of
this book or know if would contain any information about life in
Bershad."

I too would be interested in a translation of this book because my late father-in-law's family came >from there.

Ruth Chernia
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ of London, England, Lodz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Rakow, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICKER of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Belarus SIG #Belarus Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Re: INTRO - researching Zwikler Poland/Germany #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi Anita,
I’m Lin >from Palm Bay, Florida. I’ve only been doing
genealogy since 2011. All of my genealogy is >from Germany. Have you
jointed Jewishgen? I assume with your experience you have. If not,
(pardon me if I’m telling you stuff you know) go to
jewishgen.org and join. Then go to research and scroll to viewmate.
Upload any of your german documents. It will ask you to describe what
you know (place, names etc. if you know them.) Then you will get a note
saying they are ready . I forget their terminology, but they are ready
for public view. then you write GerSIG and give them the URL (s) of your
documents and tell them what you know. People will them go to viewmate
and translate your documents for you. The expertise on GerSIG is unreal.
I can’t begin to tell you how much help they have been to me in
finding more about parts of my “family tree”I knew
nothing about. Also by coincidence found two cousins on GerSIG! One is a
third cousin and one is so far back we can’t figure out exactly
the relationship, but he wrote a German/Jewish surname dictionary and
lives in Germany. The third cousin has introduced me to a bunch of other
third cousins. And it turns out she and my cousin Judy know a lot of
relatives who are mine too (but closer to them) that I didn’t
know or know about.

Anyway, if I can help you in any way, please let me know.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@...


Viewmate Zwikler translation #germany

Anita Berk <nwsgrp@...>
 

I posted a letter in German for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49242
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Anita Berk, Denver, Colorado amberk@...


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - researching Zwikler Poland/Germany #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi Anita,
I’m Lin >from Palm Bay, Florida. I’ve only been doing
genealogy since 2011. All of my genealogy is >from Germany. Have you
jointed Jewishgen? I assume with your experience you have. If not,
(pardon me if I’m telling you stuff you know) go to
jewishgen.org and join. Then go to research and scroll to viewmate.
Upload any of your german documents. It will ask you to describe what
you know (place, names etc. if you know them.) Then you will get a note
saying they are ready . I forget their terminology, but they are ready
for public view. then you write GerSIG and give them the URL (s) of your
documents and tell them what you know. People will them go to viewmate
and translate your documents for you. The expertise on GerSIG is unreal.
I can’t begin to tell you how much help they have been to me in
finding more about parts of my “family tree”I knew
nothing about. Also by coincidence found two cousins on GerSIG! One is a
third cousin and one is so far back we can’t figure out exactly
the relationship, but he wrote a German/Jewish surname dictionary and
lives in Germany. The third cousin has introduced me to a bunch of other
third cousins. And it turns out she and my cousin Judy know a lot of
relatives who are mine too (but closer to them) that I didn’t
know or know about.

Anyway, if I can help you in any way, please let me know.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@...


German SIG #Germany Viewmate Zwikler translation #germany

Anita Berk <nwsgrp@...>
 

I posted a letter in German for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49242
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Anita Berk, Denver, Colorado amberk@...


Foundation for East European Family History Studies #general

Jake Jacobs
 

Just saw a posting elsewhere about an upcoming conference in Salt Lake, hosted
by teh Foundation for East European Family History Studies. Is anyone familiar
with this organization? Is it useful for Jewish research in EasternEuropean
countries? website is feefhs dot org.

Thank you -

Diane Jacobs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Foundation for East European Family History Studies #general

Jake Jacobs
 

Just saw a posting elsewhere about an upcoming conference in Salt Lake, hosted
by teh Foundation for East European Family History Studies. Is anyone familiar
with this organization? Is it useful for Jewish research in EasternEuropean
countries? website is feefhs dot org.

Thank you -

Diane Jacobs


Seeking Information on Rabbi Amram b. Yitzchak Yakov BLUM #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

In the course of researching my BLUM family >from Gebe, Hungary (present day
Nyirkata), I'm seeking to clarify the locations associated with Rabbi Amram b.
Yitzchak Yakov BLUM (1834 - 1907), his siblings and ancestors. I'm hoping that
some of the readers of this posting to Rav-SIG, H-SIG, Rom-SIG and JewishGen
(please forgive the cross-posting) will be able to assist.

The published sources that I've been able to consult--Magyar Zsido Lexicon, as
well as various online family trees--have Rabbi Amram's place of birth as
Samson, Hungary (present day Hajdusamson). His father Yitzchak Yakov is also
referred to as the 'Shamshon Rav' and the Pinkas Hakehillot entry for
Hajdusamson (http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun270.html) states
that he was a Rabbi there but doesn't provide specifics. The Zsido Mult website
(http://hajdu.zsidomult.hu/index.php/elveszett-koezoessegek/koezponti-jaras/hajdusamson)
[MOD.NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/beSJPF ]
states that he served there until his death in 1851, but since I don't know
Hungarian it's unclear to me when he started; however, the information at this
website (http://www.virtualjudaica.com/Item/19407/Responsa_Maharaf) about Rabbi
Aharon FRIED states that he served as the rabbi of Hajdusamson >from 1844 - 1860.
There is a Karoly Fried listed in Samson in the 1848 Census, but no details fit
other than his birth year.

The research that I've been able to conduct in the primary sources indexed in
the JewishGen Hungary database state that Rabbi Amram (secular name Abraham),
his brother Rabbi Moshe (Moricz) and sister Hava (Eva) were all born in
Nagykaroly (present day Carei, Romania)--see the 1869 Hungarian Census entry for
Mad, Hungary. Additionally, the Encyclopedia Judaica entry for Amram states that
"He studied under his father, who was head of the bet din in Nagykaroly, and
later in the seminaries of Nagykaroly [under Rabbi Meir Perles], and of Abraham
Samuel Benjamin Sofer, rabbi of Pressburg."

I'm new to rabbinic genealogy, but I'm surprised that there isn't more
information readily available about Amram's father if he indeed was ABD of
Nagykaroly which was an important town at that time and one of the oldest Jewish
communities in Hungary / Transylvania. In addition to the 1869 Census entry, I
believe I can substantiate that the family was in Nagykaroly starting in at
least the 1820s as I found an entry for Yitzchak Yakov's father Levi BLUM in the
1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census.

According to Yitzchak Yakov's family tree on Geni, his first marriage was to a
STERNBERG who I believe was Rabbi Bernard (Dov Ber) STERNBERG's daughter and
whose other daughter married Rabbi Shimon SOFER (son of Chatam Sofer). His
second marriage was to Miriam ROSENBAUM, daughter of Rabbi Amram Chassida
ROSENBAUM. My limited understanding of rabbinical marriages leads me to believe
that Yitzchak Yakov must have been a fairly well-known and respected rabbi in
his time to have merited matches with other prominent families, and would align
with him being ABD Nagykaroly.

Other than the Encyclopedia Judaica entry though, I can find no other mention of
Yitzchak Yakov as a rabbi in Nagykaroly. According to the timeline I've been
able to piece together >from various sources, Rabbi Moshe Aryeh b. Mayer Yehuda
OSTREICHER served >from 1774 to his death in 1820, followed by Rabbi Isaac b.
Asher Uri Lippmann FRANKEL >from 1820 to his death in 1834, followed by Rabbi
Meir b. Isaac Moses PERLES >from 1834 to his death in 1893. However, the book
"Wine and Thorns in the Tokay Valley..." states that Rabbi FRANKEL died on
October 10, 1825 which I would tend to believe since it appears to be well-
sourced. That discrepancy could align with Rabbi BLUM serving at that time, or
perhaps others were considered the chief rabbi while he was ABD?

So, the association with Nagykaroly seems to be well established. What I'm
trying to clarify is the association with Hajdusamson, particularly in the late
1700s and early 1800s. The later association (i.e. after 1850) seems to be more
clear, either with Yitzchak Yakov dying there and/or Amram serving there in his
early career. Amram's son-in-law Rabbi Yosef Zvi SOFER served there as did his
son-in-law Rabbi Gavriel (Gabor) ILLIOVICS.

The key seems to be finding more information about Yitzhak Yakov and his father
Levi / Lebi. I wonder whether his father was a rabbi, or if not clearly was
wealthy enough to have owned property in Nagykaroly. I'm hoping that some
subscribers will have access to other sources (e.g. Hakhme Hungaryah and Hakhme
Transilvanyah by Yitshak Yosef Kohen, Toledot Geonei Hagar and Shem ha-Gedolim
me-Erets Hagar by Schwartz, or Rabbi Blum's own works) that may have more
information on them.

I speculate, but hope to more definitively establish, that Yitzchak Yakov was
born in Hajdusamson and possibly his father Levi as well. Unfortunately, I've
been unable to locate them in the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records that have
been indexed in the JewishGen Hungary database which could have provided the
birthplace. Although there are no fixed surnames, there are likely candidates
in the early 1770 census indexes due to the given names and frequency of those
names in later BLUM family records.

My apologies for the long note, but I tried to make it as succinct as possible
while including all the information I've found.

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland; GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk, Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, LIEBERMANN, ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and
Maramures Counties, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Information on Rabbi Amram b. Yitzchak Yakov BLUM #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

In the course of researching my BLUM family >from Gebe, Hungary (present day
Nyirkata), I'm seeking to clarify the locations associated with Rabbi Amram b.
Yitzchak Yakov BLUM (1834 - 1907), his siblings and ancestors. I'm hoping that
some of the readers of this posting to Rav-SIG, H-SIG, Rom-SIG and JewishGen
(please forgive the cross-posting) will be able to assist.

The published sources that I've been able to consult--Magyar Zsido Lexicon, as
well as various online family trees--have Rabbi Amram's place of birth as
Samson, Hungary (present day Hajdusamson). His father Yitzchak Yakov is also
referred to as the 'Shamshon Rav' and the Pinkas Hakehillot entry for
Hajdusamson (http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun270.html) states
that he was a Rabbi there but doesn't provide specifics. The Zsido Mult website
(http://hajdu.zsidomult.hu/index.php/elveszett-koezoessegek/koezponti-jaras/hajdusamson)
[MOD.NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/beSJPF ]
states that he served there until his death in 1851, but since I don't know
Hungarian it's unclear to me when he started; however, the information at this
website (http://www.virtualjudaica.com/Item/19407/Responsa_Maharaf) about Rabbi
Aharon FRIED states that he served as the rabbi of Hajdusamson >from 1844 - 1860.
There is a Karoly Fried listed in Samson in the 1848 Census, but no details fit
other than his birth year.

The research that I've been able to conduct in the primary sources indexed in
the JewishGen Hungary database state that Rabbi Amram (secular name Abraham),
his brother Rabbi Moshe (Moricz) and sister Hava (Eva) were all born in
Nagykaroly (present day Carei, Romania)--see the 1869 Hungarian Census entry for
Mad, Hungary. Additionally, the Encyclopedia Judaica entry for Amram states that
"He studied under his father, who was head of the bet din in Nagykaroly, and
later in the seminaries of Nagykaroly [under Rabbi Meir Perles], and of Abraham
Samuel Benjamin Sofer, rabbi of Pressburg."

I'm new to rabbinic genealogy, but I'm surprised that there isn't more
information readily available about Amram's father if he indeed was ABD of
Nagykaroly which was an important town at that time and one of the oldest Jewish
communities in Hungary / Transylvania. In addition to the 1869 Census entry, I
believe I can substantiate that the family was in Nagykaroly starting in at
least the 1820s as I found an entry for Yitzchak Yakov's father Levi BLUM in the
1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census.

According to Yitzchak Yakov's family tree on Geni, his first marriage was to a
STERNBERG who I believe was Rabbi Bernard (Dov Ber) STERNBERG's daughter and
whose other daughter married Rabbi Shimon SOFER (son of Chatam Sofer). His
second marriage was to Miriam ROSENBAUM, daughter of Rabbi Amram Chassida
ROSENBAUM. My limited understanding of rabbinical marriages leads me to believe
that Yitzchak Yakov must have been a fairly well-known and respected rabbi in
his time to have merited matches with other prominent families, and would align
with him being ABD Nagykaroly.

Other than the Encyclopedia Judaica entry though, I can find no other mention of
Yitzchak Yakov as a rabbi in Nagykaroly. According to the timeline I've been
able to piece together >from various sources, Rabbi Moshe Aryeh b. Mayer Yehuda
OSTREICHER served >from 1774 to his death in 1820, followed by Rabbi Isaac b.
Asher Uri Lippmann FRANKEL >from 1820 to his death in 1834, followed by Rabbi
Meir b. Isaac Moses PERLES >from 1834 to his death in 1893. However, the book
"Wine and Thorns in the Tokay Valley..." states that Rabbi FRANKEL died on
October 10, 1825 which I would tend to believe since it appears to be well-
sourced. That discrepancy could align with Rabbi BLUM serving at that time, or
perhaps others were considered the chief rabbi while he was ABD?

So, the association with Nagykaroly seems to be well established. What I'm
trying to clarify is the association with Hajdusamson, particularly in the late
1700s and early 1800s. The later association (i.e. after 1850) seems to be more
clear, either with Yitzchak Yakov dying there and/or Amram serving there in his
early career. Amram's son-in-law Rabbi Yosef Zvi SOFER served there as did his
son-in-law Rabbi Gavriel (Gabor) ILLIOVICS.

The key seems to be finding more information about Yitzhak Yakov and his father
Levi / Lebi. I wonder whether his father was a rabbi, or if not clearly was
wealthy enough to have owned property in Nagykaroly. I'm hoping that some
subscribers will have access to other sources (e.g. Hakhme Hungaryah and Hakhme
Transilvanyah by Yitshak Yosef Kohen, Toledot Geonei Hagar and Shem ha-Gedolim
me-Erets Hagar by Schwartz, or Rabbi Blum's own works) that may have more
information on them.

I speculate, but hope to more definitively establish, that Yitzchak Yakov was
born in Hajdusamson and possibly his father Levi as well. Unfortunately, I've
been unable to locate them in the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records that have
been indexed in the JewishGen Hungary database which could have provided the
birthplace. Although there are no fixed surnames, there are likely candidates
in the early 1770 census indexes due to the given names and frequency of those
names in later BLUM family records.

My apologies for the long note, but I tried to make it as succinct as possible
while including all the information I've found.

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland; GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk, Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL, KANTOR - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and Horodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, LIEBERMANN, ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and
Maramures Counties, Romania


Research in Aram-Tsova (Haleb) in Syria. #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
This is the first time I happen to explore the family >from Aram-Tsova
(Haleb) in Syria.

Can anyone give me a brief tutorial, simple and easy?

Is there a database containing searchable records (that is, indexes) of Syria?
Is Syria were vital records? Were census? Would they survive? Where are they?

I'm talking about the years 1880-1925.

Thank you

David Nesher
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Aram-Tsova (Haleb) in Syria. #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
This is the first time I happen to explore the family >from Aram-Tsova
(Haleb) in Syria.

Can anyone give me a brief tutorial, simple and easy?

Is there a database containing searchable records (that is, indexes) of Syria?
Is Syria were vital records? Were census? Would they survive? Where are they?

I'm talking about the years 1880-1925.

Thank you

David Nesher
Israel


Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.

None of the combinations of words I Googled provided that kind of info. Old
schedules for the rail lines would be the best source, but I don't know where
to look for them.

Many thanks.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.

None of the combinations of words I Googled provided that kind of info. Old
schedules for the rail lines would be the best source, but I don't know where
to look for them.

Many thanks.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


ViewMate translation request-Polish, VM 49241 #galicia

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Hello!

I've posted a birth record >from 1901 for "Fani" Weidenfeld that needs
translation >from Polish to English on ViewMate.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49241

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks so very much! I think this is my aunt!

Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV
Searching: Weidenfeld, Bleiman, Zwirnbaum


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate translation request-Polish, VM 49241 #galicia

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Hello!

I've posted a birth record >from 1901 for "Fani" Weidenfeld that needs
translation >from Polish to English on ViewMate.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49241

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks so very much! I think this is my aunt!

Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV
Searching: Weidenfeld, Bleiman, Zwirnbaum


WISOTSKY #unitedkingdom

Roberta Solit
 

Friends will be traveling to England this summer and will be visiting
Leeds, the town that their grandparents lived in for about 20 years,
prior to 1909 when they came to America.
Their surname was WISOTSKY (or similar spellings).
They are hoping to see where they lived and to possibly connect with
living relatives that might still be residing in England. Any help would
be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Roberta Solit


RSVPs please, for the next DUTCH&SEPHARDI SIG meeting on the 31st. #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear interested attendees,

Thanks to a fellow member's suggestion for a speaker, one has been found
for the D&S SIG meeting on the 31st of July. 2.30-6pm - including a visit to
and the use of our library.

(Non-member) Diane Barnett will be offering a Power Point assisted
presentation, on an unknown Holocaust rescuer named Aristides de Sousa Mendes. A
fascinating and warming story - with a difference - about an unknown, unsung
hero.

We will follow the usual format. The speaker will commence at 2.30pm -
please be seated by 2.20pm - for about a 50 minutes, with time for Q&As. After
the refreshment break, we will hold the regular Workshop.

For the benefit of first time attendees, the meeting will be held in the
Council Room on the 1st floor of the West London Synagogue at33, Seymour
Place W1

RSVP to raymusik@... or via the FaceBook announcement. Hope to see you
there.

Regards,

Raymond Montanjees