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Re: Yad Vashem Hall of Names #general

ada01@...
 

I see you had some success with Yad Vashem. I too had a similar experience
regarding the names on the list. Moshe Tuchman was a member of the Kartuz
Bereza Organization in Israel that apparently assembled the 4500 or so
names to submit to Yad Vashem. I suspect he listed himself as a relative
so that these names could be accepted.
Shalom,

Please note that anyone can submit a memorial testimony page,
"Daf Ed" to Yad Vashem' Hall of Names.
It is considered to be an eternal matzeva to the Holocaust victims who have
no grave. Naturally the "testimony page" was filled up most of the times by
relatives of the victims. Because of this fact,
the testimony pages have immense genealogical value, but their main
purpose was commemoration of the victims.

Read more in the renovated and very important site of Yad Vashem
on the WEB, at:
http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/
and the Hall of Names:
http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/remembrance/index.html


Ada Holtzman
E-mail: ada01@...
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Yad Vashem Hall of Names #general

ada01@...
 

I see you had some success with Yad Vashem. I too had a similar experience
regarding the names on the list. Moshe Tuchman was a member of the Kartuz
Bereza Organization in Israel that apparently assembled the 4500 or so
names to submit to Yad Vashem. I suspect he listed himself as a relative
so that these names could be accepted.
Shalom,

Please note that anyone can submit a memorial testimony page,
"Daf Ed" to Yad Vashem' Hall of Names.
It is considered to be an eternal matzeva to the Holocaust victims who have
no grave. Naturally the "testimony page" was filled up most of the times by
relatives of the victims. Because of this fact,
the testimony pages have immense genealogical value, but their main
purpose was commemoration of the victims.

Read more in the renovated and very important site of Yad Vashem
on the WEB, at:
http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/
and the Hall of Names:
http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/remembrance/index.html


Ada Holtzman
E-mail: ada01@...
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


South Africa SIG - 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - Revised #7 #general

Jgsny@...
 

Correction: The South Africa SIG was omitted >from the list of SIGs who
will be meeting in New York. My apologies to all SIG members!

The following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be meeting at the 19th
Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13, 1999 in New York City:
Belarus, Galicia, German, Grodno, Hungarian, Kielce Radom, Latin America,
Latvia, Litvak, Romanian, Sefard, South Africa, Volhynia

A copy of the Conference registration application can be downloaded
directly >from the web site. In addition, we have updated the list of
lectures (circa 100 so far...more to come!) The conference will be held at
the Mariott Marquis Hotel, located in the heart of revitalized Times Square
-- accessible to all archives, libraries and resources for genealogical
research. Provide the Conference information when you make your
reservations in order to receive the special rates for attendees.

For more information check the Conference web site at
http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf

See you all in New York next summer!
Estelle Guzik, President
JGS (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen South Africa SIG - 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - Revised #7 #general

Jgsny@...
 

Correction: The South Africa SIG was omitted >from the list of SIGs who
will be meeting in New York. My apologies to all SIG members!

The following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be meeting at the 19th
Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13, 1999 in New York City:
Belarus, Galicia, German, Grodno, Hungarian, Kielce Radom, Latin America,
Latvia, Litvak, Romanian, Sefard, South Africa, Volhynia

A copy of the Conference registration application can be downloaded
directly >from the web site. In addition, we have updated the list of
lectures (circa 100 so far...more to come!) The conference will be held at
the Mariott Marquis Hotel, located in the heart of revitalized Times Square
-- accessible to all archives, libraries and resources for genealogical
research. Provide the Conference information when you make your
reservations in order to receive the special rates for attendees.

For more information check the Conference web site at
http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf

See you all in New York next summer!
Estelle Guzik, President
JGS (NY)


News of the "ALD" #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

If you've tried to search the old "All Lithuania" database in the past few
days, you'll notice that it has been taken down.

The wheels are in motion.

The countdown has begun.

Read the intro - and watch for an exciting announcement by the end of the
week.

Davida Noyek Handler

Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG

Researching: NAIK / NOICK / NOIECK / NOIK / NOIKAS / NOJIKAS / NOY /
NOYEK / NOYK - SIAULIAI Uyezd, KOVNO Guberniya and worldwide


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania News of the "ALD" #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

If you've tried to search the old "All Lithuania" database in the past few
days, you'll notice that it has been taken down.

The wheels are in motion.

The countdown has begun.

Read the intro - and watch for an exciting announcement by the end of the
week.

Davida Noyek Handler

Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG

Researching: NAIK / NOICK / NOIECK / NOIK / NOIKAS / NOJIKAS / NOY /
NOYEK / NOYK - SIAULIAI Uyezd, KOVNO Guberniya and worldwide


Zagare #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

'Last Walk in Naryshkin Park' by Rose Zwi. 1997
isbn 1 875559 72 8 (pb)

This is by far the best work in English on Zagare.

Spinifex Press ,
504 Queensbury Street,
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
http://www.spinifexpress.com.au/~women

Also usually obtainable >from USHMM Bookshop in Washington DC, and from
the bookshop at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
A distributor in England who has stocks of LWINP:
Dan Levey, 244A London Road, Hadleigh, Essex.
Phone: 1702 552 912. Fax: Fax: 1702 556 095.
Email: brad.itd@.....

There is a good section in 'Shalecheth' by Solomon Fedler. Privately
published by the author 1969, Johannesburg. Dealing with life in
Zagare, the authors birthplace, and the migration via Libau to South
Africa.

Otherwise refer to standard works on Lithuania, e.g. Pinkas Hakehilot
Lita by Dov Levin, Yahadut Lita. For anyone who does not know of these
works I suggest you look at the excellent FAQ's on the Litvak SIG site
done by Ada Greenblatt and Howard Margol.

Saul Issroff

MariaKrane@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 19:40:27 EST
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi,
If you find out about the book about Zagare, please let me know. I am
researching this town. Thanks.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Zagare #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

'Last Walk in Naryshkin Park' by Rose Zwi. 1997
isbn 1 875559 72 8 (pb)

This is by far the best work in English on Zagare.

Spinifex Press ,
504 Queensbury Street,
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
http://www.spinifexpress.com.au/~women

Also usually obtainable >from USHMM Bookshop in Washington DC, and from
the bookshop at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
A distributor in England who has stocks of LWINP:
Dan Levey, 244A London Road, Hadleigh, Essex.
Phone: 1702 552 912. Fax: Fax: 1702 556 095.
Email: brad.itd@.....

There is a good section in 'Shalecheth' by Solomon Fedler. Privately
published by the author 1969, Johannesburg. Dealing with life in
Zagare, the authors birthplace, and the migration via Libau to South
Africa.

Otherwise refer to standard works on Lithuania, e.g. Pinkas Hakehilot
Lita by Dov Levin, Yahadut Lita. For anyone who does not know of these
works I suggest you look at the excellent FAQ's on the Litvak SIG site
done by Ada Greenblatt and Howard Margol.

Saul Issroff

MariaKrane@...
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 19:40:27 EST
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi,
If you find out about the book about Zagare, please let me know. I am
researching this town. Thanks.


Benefit for the elderly Jews in Vilna #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

For all LitvakSIG subscribers in the San Francisco Bay Area -- and their
mishpokhe and landslayt -- this Saturday evening, January 30, there will be a
benefit concert for the elderly, poor Jews of Vilna.

Well-known folksinger Judy Frankel (with roots in Olkenik) will perform a
varied program including songs inspired by Vilna's history. She will recreate
her 1995 Vilna concert. Also on the program will be recent slides of VIlna
and turn-of-the-century letters >from a family in Ponavezh.

The program takes place at the Berkeley Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut
Street (at Rose.) Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for seniors and
youth. The evening is sponsored by the Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and
Renewal Volunteers for the Elderly of Vilna. This committee has been assisting
Vilna's elderly for more than a year with the basics of everyday life -- food,
heat and medicine. Their pensions are so small, they have been unable to
support themselves.

For those who cannot attend the concert but want to help the several thousand
elderly Jews remaining in Vilna, you may send a tax-deductible contribution,
marked Vilna, to: BACJRR, 106 Baden Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Judy Baston
San Francisco, California


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Benefit for the elderly Jews in Vilna #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

For all LitvakSIG subscribers in the San Francisco Bay Area -- and their
mishpokhe and landslayt -- this Saturday evening, January 30, there will be a
benefit concert for the elderly, poor Jews of Vilna.

Well-known folksinger Judy Frankel (with roots in Olkenik) will perform a
varied program including songs inspired by Vilna's history. She will recreate
her 1995 Vilna concert. Also on the program will be recent slides of VIlna
and turn-of-the-century letters >from a family in Ponavezh.

The program takes place at the Berkeley Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut
Street (at Rose.) Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for seniors and
youth. The evening is sponsored by the Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and
Renewal Volunteers for the Elderly of Vilna. This committee has been assisting
Vilna's elderly for more than a year with the basics of everyday life -- food,
heat and medicine. Their pensions are so small, they have been unable to
support themselves.

For those who cannot attend the concert but want to help the several thousand
elderly Jews remaining in Vilna, you may send a tax-deductible contribution,
marked Vilna, to: BACJRR, 106 Baden Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Judy Baston
San Francisco, California


Old documents #lithuania

Curiousyl@...
 

<A HREF="http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html">Deciphering Old Handwriting
</A>

Click this web-site.

You will find aids to help you in deciphering old documents.

Found while surfing AOL - Genealogy Interests.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Old documents #lithuania

Curiousyl@...
 

<A HREF="http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html">Deciphering Old Handwriting
</A>

Click this web-site.

You will find aids to help you in deciphering old documents.

Found while surfing AOL - Genealogy Interests.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida


Diaspora routes into Lithuania #lithuania

eliallon@...
 

Noyma Appelbaum wrote:
"I recently read that a person connected with a Jewish family from
Lithuania was able to trace his family's route >from Spain following the
expulsion of the Jews to France, Netherlands, across northern Europe,
and into Lithuania. Was this a common experience among Lithuanian Jewish
families?

I don't think that any thing like a typical route, but many of the Jews
expelled >from Spain and Portugal found their way accross Central and
Eastern Europe (most of the exiles went to Italy, Turkey, North Africa,
or the Netherlands). There is an undocumented tradition in my family
that they were the descendants of exiles >from Spain or Portugal.
However, the earilest known family member was born in Vienna in the early
1500's, and made his way >from their to Prague. >from there, the family
came to Vilna in the 1600's.

Eliyahu Allon
eliallon@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Diaspora routes into Lithuania #lithuania

eliallon@...
 

Noyma Appelbaum wrote:
"I recently read that a person connected with a Jewish family from
Lithuania was able to trace his family's route >from Spain following the
expulsion of the Jews to France, Netherlands, across northern Europe,
and into Lithuania. Was this a common experience among Lithuanian Jewish
families?

I don't think that any thing like a typical route, but many of the Jews
expelled >from Spain and Portugal found their way accross Central and
Eastern Europe (most of the exiles went to Italy, Turkey, North Africa,
or the Netherlands). There is an undocumented tradition in my family
that they were the descendants of exiles >from Spain or Portugal.
However, the earilest known family member was born in Vienna in the early
1500's, and made his way >from their to Prague. >from there, the family
came to Vilna in the 1600's.

Eliyahu Allon
eliallon@...


Ze'ev = Velvel #belarus

Tammy
 

Thank you for your input on the derivations of the name Velvel. I've been
following this discussion and didn't even consider this relationship. This
now clarifies the name of my gg grandfather Ze'ev (Velvel) Meyer RABINOWITZ.

Tammy Sarote
Searching: RABINOWITZ, Minsk; WISHNEFSKY, Minsk; WITEPSKY, Vitebsk; SCHER,
Dnepropetrovsk; SIROTA, Bielsk; SILVERMAN, Kanczuga

In a message dated 99-01-26 01:05:26 EST, you write:

<< While the etymological chain of inferences about the name William is
reasonably accurate, the Yiddish name Velvel is the diminutive form of Volf
(="wolf"). It is the Yiddish version of the Hebrew name Ze'ev, which also
means wolf.
>>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Ze'ev = Velvel #belarus

Tammy
 

Thank you for your input on the derivations of the name Velvel. I've been
following this discussion and didn't even consider this relationship. This
now clarifies the name of my gg grandfather Ze'ev (Velvel) Meyer RABINOWITZ.

Tammy Sarote
Searching: RABINOWITZ, Minsk; WISHNEFSKY, Minsk; WITEPSKY, Vitebsk; SCHER,
Dnepropetrovsk; SIROTA, Bielsk; SILVERMAN, Kanczuga

In a message dated 99-01-26 01:05:26 EST, you write:

<< While the etymological chain of inferences about the name William is
reasonably accurate, the Yiddish name Velvel is the diminutive form of Volf
(="wolf"). It is the Yiddish version of the Hebrew name Ze'ev, which also
means wolf.
>>


Re: Velvel and Feivel---and Zavel #belarus

Gladys Paulin <gp21603@...>
 

I find this most interesting--

Rabbi Gorr lists Zavel, Zavil and Zanvil under the name Shmu'eil for
Samuel.

Perhaps someone can clarify if this name is Saul or Samuel or could be
either.

Gladys Friedman Paulin
Winter Park, FL

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 RWeissJGS@... wrote:

In a message dated 1/25/99 10:07:10 PM, Daniel Checkman writes:

While I'm at it, perhaps someone could come up with the
proper pronunciation/transliteration/translation of
"Zayin-Aleph-Vov-Vov-Ayin-Lamed", which appears on the gravestone of
another great-grandfather as his father's name.
Bob Weiss wrote:
That is Zavel' or Zovel', a name based on the German form of the name
Shaul or Saul, and found, according to Beider, in Odessa and Shavli at the
beginning of the century.


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Velvel and Feivel---and Zavel #belarus

Gladys Paulin <gp21603@...>
 

I find this most interesting--

Rabbi Gorr lists Zavel, Zavil and Zanvil under the name Shmu'eil for
Samuel.

Perhaps someone can clarify if this name is Saul or Samuel or could be
either.

Gladys Friedman Paulin
Winter Park, FL

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 RWeissJGS@... wrote:

In a message dated 1/25/99 10:07:10 PM, Daniel Checkman writes:

While I'm at it, perhaps someone could come up with the
proper pronunciation/transliteration/translation of
"Zayin-Aleph-Vov-Vov-Ayin-Lamed", which appears on the gravestone of
another great-grandfather as his father's name.
Bob Weiss wrote:
That is Zavel' or Zovel', a name based on the German form of the name
Shaul or Saul, and found, according to Beider, in Odessa and Shavli at the
beginning of the century.


VELVEL #belarus

susan L Chernin <sueche1@...>
 

I wanted to add my two cents worth. My father of blessed memory came to
America in 1913. It was only after his death that papers were found
changing his name legally for Velvel to william so I agree with previous
writers who have made this correlation. He also had the hebrew name of
Wolf and according to one of his brothers his mother called him Vellie.

Susan Chernin
susan.chernin@...
searching Chernin or Czernin, chanin, Savadove


Belarus SIG #Belarus VELVEL #belarus

susan L Chernin <sueche1@...>
 

I wanted to add my two cents worth. My father of blessed memory came to
America in 1913. It was only after his death that papers were found
changing his name legally for Velvel to william so I agree with previous
writers who have made this correlation. He also had the hebrew name of
Wolf and according to one of his brothers his mother called him Vellie.

Susan Chernin
susan.chernin@...
searching Chernin or Czernin, chanin, Savadove