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Re: SSDI -> What? #general

cat2steve@...
 

Linda Birnbaum <birnbaum@ibm.net>

I have requested SSDI information (and received it) for my
grandmother, who never worked. The surname was her married
name (at the time she filed the application).
What I received in the mail was a copy of her application for
social security benefits. It is my understanding that if I
person has worked, there would be more information.
Two Comments here...

There is also a Claims File (may not be exact title) for each
person that details their work history, where they worked, how
much they earned, etc. Unfortunately, this File is usually
destroyed about 5 years after a person's death. I tried to
get my father's 5 and a half years after he died, and it was
already gone. So act quickly!

Second,

I received the SS-5 for a grandaunt of mine, which listed
her mother's name as "unknown." A person doesn't remember
her own mother's name? I was a little taken aback by this.

Steve Snyder
cat2steve@juno.com
Reston, Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SSDI -> What? #general

cat2steve@...
 

Linda Birnbaum <birnbaum@ibm.net>

I have requested SSDI information (and received it) for my
grandmother, who never worked. The surname was her married
name (at the time she filed the application).
What I received in the mail was a copy of her application for
social security benefits. It is my understanding that if I
person has worked, there would be more information.
Two Comments here...

There is also a Claims File (may not be exact title) for each
person that details their work history, where they worked, how
much they earned, etc. Unfortunately, this File is usually
destroyed about 5 years after a person's death. I tried to
get my father's 5 and a half years after he died, and it was
already gone. So act quickly!

Second,

I received the SS-5 for a grandaunt of mine, which listed
her mother's name as "unknown." A person doesn't remember
her own mother's name? I was a little taken aback by this.

Steve Snyder
cat2steve@juno.com
Reston, Virginia


Re: widow as head of household #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

In 1860 census for NY I found my ggmother, a widow and recent
immigrant, as head of household for her children and several other young
people who might have been dtr & son-in-law or other relatives. NYC
directories list widows - for example, Ida Levy, wid Gabriel Hirsch
Levy.
Dolores Palomo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: widow as head of household #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

In 1860 census for NY I found my ggmother, a widow and recent
immigrant, as head of household for her children and several other young
people who might have been dtr & son-in-law or other relatives. NYC
directories list widows - for example, Ida Levy, wid Gabriel Hirsch
Levy.
Dolores Palomo


Re: Deportation to Minsk #belarus

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Charlotte gives a figure of 800,000 people killed in this area. I would
be interested in any references to the numbers of Jews killed in or
around Minsk. On a visit in 1997 our guide indicated a figure of around
600,000 people. The one reference to this in the Encyclopaedia of the
Holocaust, entry by Shalom Cholawski, where he quotes an unspecified
Soviet source as estimating the number of people killed in Maly
Trostinets at over two hundred thousand. The monument at Bolshoi
Trostinets gives a figure of 201,500 peaceful citizens, partisans and
red army prisoners of war. ( No Jews were mentioned in Soviet times,
this has probably now been changed).

I also find her reference to 'Israeli Government erecting memorial
plaques' a little unusual. I cannot talk about Byelorus with any
authority, but in Lithuania the plaques were originally erected in
Soviet times, and under independent Lithuania these have been put up by
the Lithuanian Government , usually under the advice and control of the
Jewish Community in Vilnius. I would personally be most surprised if
there is any Israeli government involvement in anything like this.

Dr Saul Issroff
<saul@swico.demon.co.uk>

Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann (charlotteo@aol.com) wrote:

There are several mass graves near Minsk, where groups of several hundred
inmates were led into woodsey clearings and shot.
The Israel government has recently started to locate such sites, fence them
off, and erect commemorative markers.
These locations are very hard to find...local people are loath to talk about
it and pretend not to know.
There is also a 'cemetery for hundreds of Belarussian villages destroyed by
the Wehrmacht' named CHATYN. Some of these villages were never re-built or re-
settled.
There is a LONG side at Chatyn, about two city blocks long, with names of such
ghettos and concentration camps and each has a central marker, listing
thousands (as many as 800,000) dead.


Speakers sought #general

Sallyann Sack <sallyannsack@...>
 

Shirley Wilcox, president of the (U.S.)National Genealogical Society has
asked me to publicize the following:

"NGS is now accepting program proposals (due March 18, 1999) for the Year
2000 Conference-in-the States to be held May 31-June 3, 2000 in
Providence, Rhode Island."

"The focus of this conference will be the nature and extent of
immigration into New Englad over the centuries and the diverse culture
that has resulted."

"Possible lecture topics include...all immigrant groups and their
origins..." "Prsentations that demonstrate the use of computer software
and other technological tools in research and publication of family
history are particularly sought."

Questions may be directed to Joyce S. Pendery at <JPendery@aol.com>.

Sallyann Amdur Sack, editor
AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Deportation to Minsk #belarus

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Charlotte gives a figure of 800,000 people killed in this area. I would
be interested in any references to the numbers of Jews killed in or
around Minsk. On a visit in 1997 our guide indicated a figure of around
600,000 people. The one reference to this in the Encyclopaedia of the
Holocaust, entry by Shalom Cholawski, where he quotes an unspecified
Soviet source as estimating the number of people killed in Maly
Trostinets at over two hundred thousand. The monument at Bolshoi
Trostinets gives a figure of 201,500 peaceful citizens, partisans and
red army prisoners of war. ( No Jews were mentioned in Soviet times,
this has probably now been changed).

I also find her reference to 'Israeli Government erecting memorial
plaques' a little unusual. I cannot talk about Byelorus with any
authority, but in Lithuania the plaques were originally erected in
Soviet times, and under independent Lithuania these have been put up by
the Lithuanian Government , usually under the advice and control of the
Jewish Community in Vilnius. I would personally be most surprised if
there is any Israeli government involvement in anything like this.

Dr Saul Issroff
<saul@swico.demon.co.uk>

Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann (charlotteo@aol.com) wrote:

There are several mass graves near Minsk, where groups of several hundred
inmates were led into woodsey clearings and shot.
The Israel government has recently started to locate such sites, fence them
off, and erect commemorative markers.
These locations are very hard to find...local people are loath to talk about
it and pretend not to know.
There is also a 'cemetery for hundreds of Belarussian villages destroyed by
the Wehrmacht' named CHATYN. Some of these villages were never re-built or re-
settled.
There is a LONG side at Chatyn, about two city blocks long, with names of such
ghettos and concentration camps and each has a central marker, listing
thousands (as many as 800,000) dead.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Speakers sought #general

Sallyann Sack <sallyannsack@...>
 

Shirley Wilcox, president of the (U.S.)National Genealogical Society has
asked me to publicize the following:

"NGS is now accepting program proposals (due March 18, 1999) for the Year
2000 Conference-in-the States to be held May 31-June 3, 2000 in
Providence, Rhode Island."

"The focus of this conference will be the nature and extent of
immigration into New Englad over the centuries and the diverse culture
that has resulted."

"Possible lecture topics include...all immigrant groups and their
origins..." "Prsentations that demonstrate the use of computer software
and other technological tools in research and publication of family
history are particularly sought."

Questions may be directed to Joyce S. Pendery at <JPendery@aol.com>.

Sallyann Amdur Sack, editor
AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy


Zichron Kadashim #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Is there anyone out there who is familiar with a book called Zichron
Kadashim: L'Yehudi Carpataros-Marmarosh >from the UC Berkeley Library. The author is Shlomo Rozman. The book, which appears to be written in Yiddish, has a number of photo illustrations and includes a list of towns and a memorial list of persons who perished. I can read a number of the names and places but they don't seem to be arranged in any kind of alphabetical order. There's a lengthy table of contents, but no index.

It would be easier for me to try to find names if I had some idea of the
contents and organization of this work.

Vivian Kahn

mod. Hopefully, others can assist you with your question. If not, I am familiar with the book and I can assist (however, you'll have to take a number). In general, this books is a Yizkor book for the region of Subcarpathian Ruthenia (AKA as Karpatho-Rus or Zakarpatskaya Oblast). The emphasis is on the Chassdic communities there, but of course, the information on the ghettoization, deportation and afterwards is applicable to all the Jews >from that region. LS


Hungary SIG #Hungary Zichron Kadashim #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Is there anyone out there who is familiar with a book called Zichron
Kadashim: L'Yehudi Carpataros-Marmarosh >from the UC Berkeley Library. The author is Shlomo Rozman. The book, which appears to be written in Yiddish, has a number of photo illustrations and includes a list of towns and a memorial list of persons who perished. I can read a number of the names and places but they don't seem to be arranged in any kind of alphabetical order. There's a lengthy table of contents, but no index.

It would be easier for me to try to find names if I had some idea of the
contents and organization of this work.

Vivian Kahn

mod. Hopefully, others can assist you with your question. If not, I am familiar with the book and I can assist (however, you'll have to take a number). In general, this books is a Yizkor book for the region of Subcarpathian Ruthenia (AKA as Karpatho-Rus or Zakarpatskaya Oblast). The emphasis is on the Chassdic communities there, but of course, the information on the ghettoization, deportation and afterwards is applicable to all the Jews >from that region. LS


Re: Suni #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>
 

Dear Genners,

As Michael Bernet suggest , it can be that the name Suni is a nickname for
Sonya. I find few names that match perhaps also the nickname Suni. The names
Sheine, Sini, Shinlin, it can also came >from the name Zina or Zani. But I
think that the name Suni is a corruption of the name Jenny, and why ? in
Yiddish we write the name Jenny with the next letters :
Shin-Ayin-Nun-Nun-Yud and >from the Yiddish name Shanny to Suni is a short way.
Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


* address request #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello all,

I need to correspond with the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation. Does anybody
knows their email address or URL of their site? Please answer in private.

Thanks in advance
Tom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Suni #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>
 

Dear Genners,

As Michael Bernet suggest , it can be that the name Suni is a nickname for
Sonya. I find few names that match perhaps also the nickname Suni. The names
Sheine, Sini, Shinlin, it can also came >from the name Zina or Zani. But I
think that the name Suni is a corruption of the name Jenny, and why ? in
Yiddish we write the name Jenny with the next letters :
Shin-Ayin-Nun-Nun-Yud and >from the Yiddish name Shanny to Suni is a short way.
Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen * address request #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello all,

I need to correspond with the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation. Does anybody
knows their email address or URL of their site? Please answer in private.

Thanks in advance
Tom


Re: Slavintich and Ciedlce, Poland #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

armata@vms.cis.pitt.edu wrote:

Linda Wilkins writes:
Can someone help me with the following:
My pgf came >from a small village
20 miles >from Slavintich, Poland. The name of the village he said was
Ciedlce.....
Questions: How can I find the village? What do the following mean in
Europe? shetl, gubneria,Province?
Hi! These are possibly the town of Slawiecice, located about 15 miles WNW >of Gliwice and about 10 miles E of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, in southern Poland, >and the village of Siedlec, located about 15 miles NW of Slawiecice and >about 10 miles W of Strzelce Opolskie.

These are all W >from Krakow, and SE >from Opole. Gliwice is right next to
Katowice.

A gubernia is the Russian term for a province, sometimes also translated as a county.
I believe that Mr. Armata's explanation about whereabouts of the
searching townships is very interesting but not entirely accurate. Those
current names of the Polish townships in this area of Upper Silesia were
given following the end of WWII. Slawiecice was known prior to WWII as
"Ehrenforst" and the nearby Siedlec as "Alt-Siedel", and were located in
the proper Reich territory. This area is not really known as a Jewish
settlement.

BTW, reference by Linda Wilkins to gubernia depicts that her ancestors
have originated >from Russian Poland.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Slavintich and Ciedlce, Poland #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

armata@vms.cis.pitt.edu wrote:

Linda Wilkins writes:
Can someone help me with the following:
My pgf came >from a small village
20 miles >from Slavintich, Poland. The name of the village he said was
Ciedlce.....
Questions: How can I find the village? What do the following mean in
Europe? shetl, gubneria,Province?
Hi! These are possibly the town of Slawiecice, located about 15 miles WNW >of Gliwice and about 10 miles E of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, in southern Poland, >and the village of Siedlec, located about 15 miles NW of Slawiecice and >about 10 miles W of Strzelce Opolskie.

These are all W >from Krakow, and SE >from Opole. Gliwice is right next to
Katowice.

A gubernia is the Russian term for a province, sometimes also translated as a county.
I believe that Mr. Armata's explanation about whereabouts of the
searching townships is very interesting but not entirely accurate. Those
current names of the Polish townships in this area of Upper Silesia were
given following the end of WWII. Slawiecice was known prior to WWII as
"Ehrenforst" and the nearby Siedlec as "Alt-Siedel", and were located in
the proper Reich territory. This area is not really known as a Jewish
settlement.

BTW, reference by Linda Wilkins to gubernia depicts that her ancestors
have originated >from Russian Poland.

Alexander Sharon


Rabbi's Encyclopedia #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I received the follow message >from Yaakov Saturen and thought it might be
of interest to others in the Belarus SIG. If anyone who has access to
the NYC Public Library or Yeshiva University Library, perhaps you can
obtain additional information about this book and report back to the
discussion group.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator

-----Original Message-----
From: Yaakov Saturen <ys@creativeonline.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 9:33 AM
Subject: genealogy of rabbis


Hello,

I read about your interest in locating information concerning an ancester
who may have been a rabbi.

I recently learned of a resource of interest.

RABBI'S ENCYCLOPEDIA It apparantly contains useful
information on Rabbis between the years 970 and 1970, C.E.

It can be found in the NYC Public Library, on 42nd Street, as
well as the Theological Seminary in NYC and at Yeshiva University in NYC.



Good Luck.

Sincerely,

Y. Saturen


FW: public opinion #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

from Louis- I thought this message would be of interest to the entire group. (Of course, I have received the writer's permission to do so.)
-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Young and Arthur Drache [mailto:jy-abcd@cyberus.ca]
Sent: Monday, February 15, 1999 1:44 AM
To: 'lmagyar@en.com'


Dear Louis,

Right up front I should like to say that I appreciate your reply to the
person who raised the issue, and I agree with it. Of course, I agree because
I am in the situation you describe: My primary interest in participating in
the H-sig is to be able to find out about parts of my family about which I
know very little because they died in the Holocaust and there seem to be no
other descendants. I have as yet no background in genealogy (and though I
have just retired, I am still involved in a number of projects so I have not
yet been able to devote myself properly to genealogical research). So,
clearly, my interests will be different >from someone who is researching
ancestors as a third generation American.

On the other hand, despite the fact that I have not properly started on
genealogy, I do have a fair bit of "live" information, for instance on my
mother's side of the family, because I still have one second-cousin in
Hungary who has some of this information. Thus I have been able to fill in a
number of missing links ( and confirm some information) for Tom Venetianer
and Gail Grossman and their Venetianer family trees. And I can probably get
more information for them in an upcoming trip to Hungary. Where I also hope
to get some basic information for myself on my father's side of the family
(BALAZS/BLAU). Anyway, the point is that Tom and Gail and I would not have
been able to share information without H-sig.

I think there is no doubt that having the mix of people in this group is
good and mutually supportive of the various goals and interests of the
different participants. This became abundantly clear with Tom Venetianer's
chance discovery of information about his uncle's fate! In that case the
genealogical research methods and the survivor's need to know came together
with wonderful result. If the researchers were not able to share
information through the h-sig discussion group, Tom may never have found
out.

I cannot deny that for me the urge to find out who my father's forebears
were is now a deep psychological rather than a scientific one. But that does
not mean that I will not use a scientific method. I think it just means that
I (and others like me) might be more interested in the stories of the people
behind the names, and not just the family relationship. Perhaps we have a
different purpose but can use the same means (genealogical research) to
achieve it. Perhaps we also have a need to feel connected to some family
members however distant. For some of us, that is all the family there is.

I am not aware of other Hungarian holocaust sites on the Net, that is, not
any through which I have a chance of finding out about my lost relatives.
Eventually, when I have more time, I may also be able to assist with
translation or other projects of JewishGen.

Sorry to have made this a bit long. Feel free to use any of this (or not),
and you may use my name too.

PS. Re the Pernumeranten list: I just have one suggestion: for "Plota". This
could be "palota" as in Varpalota which is just east of Szekesfehervar.

Thanks again, and kind regards,

Judy

***
Judy Young
jy-abcd@cyberus.ca or: jyoung@drache.com
Fax: 613/234-1959


Belarus SIG #Belarus Rabbi's Encyclopedia #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I received the follow message >from Yaakov Saturen and thought it might be
of interest to others in the Belarus SIG. If anyone who has access to
the NYC Public Library or Yeshiva University Library, perhaps you can
obtain additional information about this book and report back to the
discussion group.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator

-----Original Message-----
From: Yaakov Saturen <ys@creativeonline.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 9:33 AM
Subject: genealogy of rabbis


Hello,

I read about your interest in locating information concerning an ancester
who may have been a rabbi.

I recently learned of a resource of interest.

RABBI'S ENCYCLOPEDIA It apparantly contains useful
information on Rabbis between the years 970 and 1970, C.E.

It can be found in the NYC Public Library, on 42nd Street, as
well as the Theological Seminary in NYC and at Yeshiva University in NYC.



Good Luck.

Sincerely,

Y. Saturen


Hungary SIG #Hungary FW: public opinion #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

from Louis- I thought this message would be of interest to the entire group. (Of course, I have received the writer's permission to do so.)
-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Young and Arthur Drache [mailto:jy-abcd@cyberus.ca]
Sent: Monday, February 15, 1999 1:44 AM
To: 'lmagyar@en.com'


Dear Louis,

Right up front I should like to say that I appreciate your reply to the
person who raised the issue, and I agree with it. Of course, I agree because
I am in the situation you describe: My primary interest in participating in
the H-sig is to be able to find out about parts of my family about which I
know very little because they died in the Holocaust and there seem to be no
other descendants. I have as yet no background in genealogy (and though I
have just retired, I am still involved in a number of projects so I have not
yet been able to devote myself properly to genealogical research). So,
clearly, my interests will be different >from someone who is researching
ancestors as a third generation American.

On the other hand, despite the fact that I have not properly started on
genealogy, I do have a fair bit of "live" information, for instance on my
mother's side of the family, because I still have one second-cousin in
Hungary who has some of this information. Thus I have been able to fill in a
number of missing links ( and confirm some information) for Tom Venetianer
and Gail Grossman and their Venetianer family trees. And I can probably get
more information for them in an upcoming trip to Hungary. Where I also hope
to get some basic information for myself on my father's side of the family
(BALAZS/BLAU). Anyway, the point is that Tom and Gail and I would not have
been able to share information without H-sig.

I think there is no doubt that having the mix of people in this group is
good and mutually supportive of the various goals and interests of the
different participants. This became abundantly clear with Tom Venetianer's
chance discovery of information about his uncle's fate! In that case the
genealogical research methods and the survivor's need to know came together
with wonderful result. If the researchers were not able to share
information through the h-sig discussion group, Tom may never have found
out.

I cannot deny that for me the urge to find out who my father's forebears
were is now a deep psychological rather than a scientific one. But that does
not mean that I will not use a scientific method. I think it just means that
I (and others like me) might be more interested in the stories of the people
behind the names, and not just the family relationship. Perhaps we have a
different purpose but can use the same means (genealogical research) to
achieve it. Perhaps we also have a need to feel connected to some family
members however distant. For some of us, that is all the family there is.

I am not aware of other Hungarian holocaust sites on the Net, that is, not
any through which I have a chance of finding out about my lost relatives.
Eventually, when I have more time, I may also be able to assist with
translation or other projects of JewishGen.

Sorry to have made this a bit long. Feel free to use any of this (or not),
and you may use my name too.

PS. Re the Pernumeranten list: I just have one suggestion: for "Plota". This
could be "palota" as in Varpalota which is just east of Szekesfehervar.

Thanks again, and kind regards,

Judy

***
Judy Young
jy-abcd@cyberus.ca or: jyoung@drache.com
Fax: 613/234-1959