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Re: Immigration patterns #lithuania

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

Hello Rich et al,

It has alot to do with the changes in Russia after the
assassination of Czar Alexander II on March 1, 1881 and the rise of
more anti-semitic policies under Alexander III and Nicholas II. Check
you local library for books on
the history of the Jews in Russia.
If you can find it, I recommend Louis Greenberg's "The Jews in
Russia The Struggle for Emancipation" ISBN 0-8052-0525-X, Schocken
Books, 1976.

Batya

--
Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA
batya@netsynthesis.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AIZENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Immigration patterns #lithuania

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

Hello Rich et al,

It has alot to do with the changes in Russia after the
assassination of Czar Alexander II on March 1, 1881 and the rise of
more anti-semitic policies under Alexander III and Nicholas II. Check
you local library for books on
the history of the Jews in Russia.
If you can find it, I recommend Louis Greenberg's "The Jews in
Russia The Struggle for Emancipation" ISBN 0-8052-0525-X, Schocken
Books, 1976.

Batya

--
Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA
batya@netsynthesis.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AIZENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Sugihara's list on new website - info & database #general

David M. Egelman, PhD <eagleman@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

This is to inform you of my new Chuine Sugihara web site, a memorial to
the Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews by giving them visas to
get out of Lithuania during WWII. The site can be found at:

http://www.eagleman.com/sugihara

It includes a searchable database of Sugihara's list: all 2,139 Jews who
were given visas to go to Japan. Please pass the word to others who
might be interested in this site.

Best,

David Egelman
San Diego, CA

Researching:
APPEL (Poland)
DORTORT (Drohobycz, Stryj, Stanislav, Lviv)
EGELMAN/IGELMAN (Warsaw, Grojec, Remberto, Bialobrzeg; also Germany)
GERMANSKY (Poland)
KAHANE (Galicia)
KATZ (Poland)
MEGEBOW/MISHEBORF (Kiev, Ukr)

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Re: Jacoby Trees #lithuania

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

After the last bruhaha on the SIG regarding Jacoby 's work, I made some
enquiries and this matter is being dealt with by several people. Until one of
those heading up the quiet discussions/negotiations with the powers that be
lets us know that our help is required, it seems to me that discretion must be
the better part of valour.

Martha

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sugihara's list on new website - info & database #general

David M. Egelman, PhD <eagleman@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

This is to inform you of my new Chuine Sugihara web site, a memorial to
the Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews by giving them visas to
get out of Lithuania during WWII. The site can be found at:

http://www.eagleman.com/sugihara

It includes a searchable database of Sugihara's list: all 2,139 Jews who
were given visas to go to Japan. Please pass the word to others who
might be interested in this site.

Best,

David Egelman
San Diego, CA

Researching:
APPEL (Poland)
DORTORT (Drohobycz, Stryj, Stanislav, Lviv)
EGELMAN/IGELMAN (Warsaw, Grojec, Remberto, Bialobrzeg; also Germany)
GERMANSKY (Poland)
KAHANE (Galicia)
KATZ (Poland)
MEGEBOW/MISHEBORF (Kiev, Ukr)

MODERATOR NOTE: Remainder of list removed because it was over 6 lines.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Jacoby Trees #lithuania

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

After the last bruhaha on the SIG regarding Jacoby 's work, I made some
enquiries and this matter is being dealt with by several people. Until one of
those heading up the quiet discussions/negotiations with the powers that be
lets us know that our help is required, it seems to me that discretion must be
the better part of valour.

Martha

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This is an excellent way to end this thread. Anyone who wishes to continue this discussion, please do so privately.


All Lithuanian Database #lithuania

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi,

Sorry to bother everyone with this but I was just wondering if the ALD was
up or not. I keep on hearing people talk about it but I don't know where to
access it from. Is there a connection on the main Litvak page on JewishGen
yet?

Thanks for your time.

Michael Trapunsky
Queens, NY
mtrap@idt.net


CHAITOVITZ/CHATAYEVITZ #lithuania

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

I saw reference to a family name- CHAITOVITZ in LitvakSIG 25Feb. I am
trying to find a geographic location similar to this - "CHATAYEVITZ"
supposedely in Vilna Gubernia ( but in present day Belarus) . Do you or
anyone else have any leads? (I have checked the Jewishgen shetlseekers).
Thanks.
Avrohom Krauss avkrauss@actcom.co.il
Telz-Stone, Israel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania All Lithuanian Database #lithuania

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi,

Sorry to bother everyone with this but I was just wondering if the ALD was
up or not. I keep on hearing people talk about it but I don't know where to
access it from. Is there a connection on the main Litvak page on JewishGen
yet?

Thanks for your time.

Michael Trapunsky
Queens, NY
mtrap@idt.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania CHAITOVITZ/CHATAYEVITZ #lithuania

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

I saw reference to a family name- CHAITOVITZ in LitvakSIG 25Feb. I am
trying to find a geographic location similar to this - "CHATAYEVITZ"
supposedely in Vilna Gubernia ( but in present day Belarus) . Do you or
anyone else have any leads? (I have checked the Jewishgen shetlseekers).
Thanks.
Avrohom Krauss avkrauss@actcom.co.il
Telz-Stone, Israel


Shtetles #lithuania

Anita Fischer <anitwal@...>
 

To all of Litvack SIG
A friend has lent me his copy of Yiddishe Shtetles in Lita by Berl Kagan.

It is in Yiddish which I do not read. I have made copies of the articles of
the towns I am interested in and will slowly try to get them translated. The
towns are:
Anyksciai,Krakinava,Panevez,Ukmerge(Vilkomeir)Salakas,Utena.
I am willing to share them by scanning them and sending them out via
email.They are all in Yiddish. You must be able to accept attachments and
each page has to go on a separate email. At the moment I cannot make copies
of any other towns.
If you are interested please email me.
Anita Fischer

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Shtetles #lithuania

Anita Fischer <anitwal@...>
 

To all of Litvack SIG
A friend has lent me his copy of Yiddishe Shtetles in Lita by Berl Kagan.

It is in Yiddish which I do not read. I have made copies of the articles of
the towns I am interested in and will slowly try to get them translated. The
towns are:
Anyksciai,Krakinava,Panevez,Ukmerge(Vilkomeir)Salakas,Utena.
I am willing to share them by scanning them and sending them out via
email.They are all in Yiddish. You must be able to accept attachments and
each page has to go on a separate email. At the moment I cannot make copies
of any other towns.
If you are interested please email me.
Anita Fischer

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Re: Hospital patients & poor people #lithuania

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear Devera!

I don't know any specific about the situation in Lithuania, but can relate
to the situation at the countryside of Sweden until the beginning of the
20th century. In many smaller villages the community couldn't afford to
build a specific house where poor and old people could live. Therefore all
the community-members had to take care of these people in a solidaric way.
They often moved >from one household to another, I don't know with how
interval in time. I have no idea if the situation was the same in the
Russian empire, but it's rather likely it was!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

Searching:
GOLDBERG: Lithuania; Pärnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden
KARSON: Glasgow, Scotland KATZEFF: Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia;
Pärnu+Tallinn+Dorpat, Estonia; Stockholm+Gothenburg, Sweden;
Copenhagen, Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland; Boston, MA, USA; South Africa
NEMZOFF: Belarus; Pärnu, Estonia; Stockholm+Gothenburg, Sweden;
Copenhagen, Denmark; St Petersburg, Russia



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Från: Devera Witkin <dewmhw@pacbell.net>
Till: LitvakSIG <litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Ämne: Hospital patients & poor people
Datum: den 25 februari 1999 02:53

I have been involved in doing data entry for the ALD (All Lithuanian
Database).

Many names on a revision list I am currently inputting are in a section
titled Hospitals patients and poor people. Most of these family
names are noted as listed with the family of ........ (where ...... is
the name of an entirely different family). In some cases, several
people are listed with one family. Now does this mean that these
people (the hospital patients & poor people) were part of the families
mentioned? Or that the family noted as listed with owned a rooming
house, or possibly a poor people's shelter, or did families take in poor
people? Did the others take in poor people who had nowhere else to
live? Also, does anyone have any idea why poor people and
Hospital patients were lumped together?

Thanks for any ideas.

Devera Witkin
dewmhw@pacbell.net

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SV: Hospital patients & poor people #lithuania

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear Devera!

I don't know any specific about the situation in Lithuania, but can relate
to the situation at the countryside of Sweden until the beginning of the
20th century. In many smaller villages the community couldn't afford to
build a specific house where poor and old people could live. Therefore all
the community-members had to take care of these people in a solidaric way.
They often moved >from one household to another, I don't know with how
interval in time. I have no idea if the situation was the same in the
Russian empire, but it's rather likely it was!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

Searching:
GOLDBERG: Lithuania; Pärnu+Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden
KARSON: Glasgow, Scotland KATZEFF: Lithuania; Cesis, Latvia;
Pärnu+Tallinn+Dorpat, Estonia; Stockholm+Gothenburg, Sweden;
Copenhagen, Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland; Boston, MA, USA; South Africa
NEMZOFF: Belarus; Pärnu, Estonia; Stockholm+Gothenburg, Sweden;
Copenhagen, Denmark; St Petersburg, Russia



----------
Från: Devera Witkin <dewmhw@pacbell.net>
Till: LitvakSIG <litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Ämne: Hospital patients & poor people
Datum: den 25 februari 1999 02:53

I have been involved in doing data entry for the ALD (All Lithuanian
Database).

Many names on a revision list I am currently inputting are in a section
titled Hospitals patients and poor people. Most of these family
names are noted as listed with the family of ........ (where ...... is
the name of an entirely different family). In some cases, several
people are listed with one family. Now does this mean that these
people (the hospital patients & poor people) were part of the families
mentioned? Or that the family noted as listed with owned a rooming
house, or possibly a poor people's shelter, or did families take in poor
people? Did the others take in poor people who had nowhere else to
live? Also, does anyone have any idea why poor people and
Hospital patients were lumped together?

Thanks for any ideas.

Devera Witkin
dewmhw@pacbell.net

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Re: Varestsine #lithuania

Bettylou Rosen <rosenb1@...>
 

I would like to contact Shalom Bronstein who sent a msg. to Steven Weiss
re Varestsine. Shalom did not include his e-mail address. Bettylou Rosen
Rosen >from Laukuva and Ivoniskiai; Goldberg >from Laukuva, Kvedarna,
Silale, Ivoniskiai and Kaunas; Rosenberg >from Suwalk rosenb1@juno.com

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Varestsine #lithuania

Bettylou Rosen <rosenb1@...>
 

I would like to contact Shalom Bronstein who sent a msg. to Steven Weiss
re Varestsine. Shalom did not include his e-mail address. Bettylou Rosen
Rosen >from Laukuva and Ivoniskiai; Goldberg >from Laukuva, Kvedarna,
Silale, Ivoniskiai and Kaunas; Rosenberg >from Suwalk rosenb1@juno.com

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Subject: Holocaust Victim Database #lithuania

DBH12345
 

February 24
Holocaust Victim Database Unveiled
A.P. INDEXES: TOP STORIES | NEWS
Filed at 5:01 a.m. EST

By The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shay Blum leaned over a computer screen and carefully
punched in a Holocaust victim's grim data: name, hometown in Poland,
the death camp where he was killed.

Blum, a 24-year-old student who lost dozens of relatives in the Nazi
genocide, is participating in an ambitious project by Israel's Yad
Vashem Holocaust Memorial to computerize millions of names of Holocaust
victims collected over the years in its archives.

The project was being unveiled to reporters today.

At first, the list will be used to help track victims unclaimed assets
in Swiss banks. But in the long run, Yad Vashem hopes to establish a
central database, to be accessible through the Internet and to boost
research, said the memorial's chairman, Avner Shalev.
``It is a breakthrough," Shalev said. ``It will allow us to make
another huge attempt to collect more names and testimony >from Jewish
families >from all over the world.

One of the centers of the operation is a former lecture hall in Givat
Shaul, an industrial area of Jerusalem. Recently, students and newly
discharged soldiers operated dozens of computers arranged in long rows.
They punched in names and scanned forms that had been compiled about
victims by surviving relatives and friends since the 1950s. Researchers
fluent in 14 different languages, including Yiddish and Greek, looked
over the operators's shoulders to make sure the information is entered
correctly.

The first stage of the computerization is to be completed by March. Yad
Vashem hopes to hand a list of more than 3 million names to the Volcker
Commission, which is tracking the victims's assets in Swiss banks. The $8
million cost of the project will be shared by the Swiss Bankers Association
and the World Jewish Congress.

Shalev said he hopes that ultimately some 5 million names will be stored
on computer. About 6 million Jews perished in the Nazi genocide in World
War II.

``Everyone knows these are the last historical minutes. It's the
conclusion of the century, the millennium, and we have to do our utmost
to see how many names we can get," Shalev said.

Many of the names are gleaned >from the ``Pages of Testimony," which
include information provided by friends and relatives on the victims
place of birth, hometown, age and place of death. The documents are often the
only death certificates since the Nazis did not record the names of those they
killed.

The pages have been stored in Yad Vashem's Hall of Names, a dimly lit
long room with black walls lined with shelves. For lack of a grave site,
relatives often come to the hall to chant a prayer for the dead.
Yad Vashem also plans to scan some 10,000 lists >from its archives for
more names. Lists would include, for example, the workers taken to a
particular labor camp in a certain month.

The software used in the project can decipher different forms used by
Yad Vashem over the years and distinguish between variant spellings of
names and hometowns.

``It's a whole revolution," said Alexander Avraham, director of the
Hall of Names. ``Now a computer can retrieve a name by the name of the
mother or date of birth, for example."

For Blum, the university student punching in names at the Givat Shaul
lecture hall, the work was more than a part-time job. His voice trembling,
Blum said he will be looking for victims named Glickman or Gutwachs, the
branches of his family killed at the Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps.
"Look "I shake when I talk about it" so many of my family were wiped
out," said. ``It's bittersweet to be part of this project but to
see so many names is not easy.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Subject: Holocaust Victim Database #lithuania

DBH12345
 

February 24
Holocaust Victim Database Unveiled
A.P. INDEXES: TOP STORIES | NEWS
Filed at 5:01 a.m. EST

By The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shay Blum leaned over a computer screen and carefully
punched in a Holocaust victim's grim data: name, hometown in Poland,
the death camp where he was killed.

Blum, a 24-year-old student who lost dozens of relatives in the Nazi
genocide, is participating in an ambitious project by Israel's Yad
Vashem Holocaust Memorial to computerize millions of names of Holocaust
victims collected over the years in its archives.

The project was being unveiled to reporters today.

At first, the list will be used to help track victims unclaimed assets
in Swiss banks. But in the long run, Yad Vashem hopes to establish a
central database, to be accessible through the Internet and to boost
research, said the memorial's chairman, Avner Shalev.
``It is a breakthrough," Shalev said. ``It will allow us to make
another huge attempt to collect more names and testimony >from Jewish
families >from all over the world.

One of the centers of the operation is a former lecture hall in Givat
Shaul, an industrial area of Jerusalem. Recently, students and newly
discharged soldiers operated dozens of computers arranged in long rows.
They punched in names and scanned forms that had been compiled about
victims by surviving relatives and friends since the 1950s. Researchers
fluent in 14 different languages, including Yiddish and Greek, looked
over the operators's shoulders to make sure the information is entered
correctly.

The first stage of the computerization is to be completed by March. Yad
Vashem hopes to hand a list of more than 3 million names to the Volcker
Commission, which is tracking the victims's assets in Swiss banks. The $8
million cost of the project will be shared by the Swiss Bankers Association
and the World Jewish Congress.

Shalev said he hopes that ultimately some 5 million names will be stored
on computer. About 6 million Jews perished in the Nazi genocide in World
War II.

``Everyone knows these are the last historical minutes. It's the
conclusion of the century, the millennium, and we have to do our utmost
to see how many names we can get," Shalev said.

Many of the names are gleaned >from the ``Pages of Testimony," which
include information provided by friends and relatives on the victims
place of birth, hometown, age and place of death. The documents are often the
only death certificates since the Nazis did not record the names of those they
killed.

The pages have been stored in Yad Vashem's Hall of Names, a dimly lit
long room with black walls lined with shelves. For lack of a grave site,
relatives often come to the hall to chant a prayer for the dead.
Yad Vashem also plans to scan some 10,000 lists >from its archives for
more names. Lists would include, for example, the workers taken to a
particular labor camp in a certain month.

The software used in the project can decipher different forms used by
Yad Vashem over the years and distinguish between variant spellings of
names and hometowns.

``It's a whole revolution," said Alexander Avraham, director of the
Hall of Names. ``Now a computer can retrieve a name by the name of the
mother or date of birth, for example."

For Blum, the university student punching in names at the Givat Shaul
lecture hall, the work was more than a part-time job. His voice trembling,
Blum said he will be looking for victims named Glickman or Gutwachs, the
branches of his family killed at the Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps.
"Look "I shake when I talk about it" so many of my family were wiped
out," said. ``It's bittersweet to be part of this project but to
see so many names is not easy.


Re: Immigration patterns #lithuania

richard_wolpoe@...
 

My grandfather left Bialystok about 1890. My other granfather left Minsk around
1905.

This era had many pogroms sponsored by Czar Nicholas II. His reign was
notoriously anti-Seimitic. Kishinev pogroms. Mendel Beilis, The Protocals.
These are part of the legacy of a mad anti-Semite. It is no co-incidence that
Jews fled the Russian Empire before its collapse.

Richard Wolpoe
Teaneck NJ
(native of Hartford CT)


______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Immigration patterns



Dear friends,
The entire immigration >from the Russian Empire (that time include Poland
and Finland) in 1880-1910 years counted about 2 million people. It was
almost pure Jewish immigration - more then 80% immigrant each year were
Jews. Before 1880 this percent was around 10%, after 1910 percent fall
to 30...50%.
Anybody knows why?

Roman Tunkel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Immigration patterns #lithuania

richard_wolpoe@...
 

My grandfather left Bialystok about 1890. My other granfather left Minsk around
1905.

This era had many pogroms sponsored by Czar Nicholas II. His reign was
notoriously anti-Seimitic. Kishinev pogroms. Mendel Beilis, The Protocals.
These are part of the legacy of a mad anti-Semite. It is no co-incidence that
Jews fled the Russian Empire before its collapse.

Richard Wolpoe
Teaneck NJ
(native of Hartford CT)


______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Immigration patterns



Dear friends,
The entire immigration >from the Russian Empire (that time include Poland
and Finland) in 1880-1910 years counted about 2 million people. It was
almost pure Jewish immigration - more then 80% immigrant each year were
Jews. Before 1880 this percent was around 10%, after 1910 percent fall
to 30...50%.
Anybody knows why?

Roman Tunkel