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Search: Rosa SMILOWSKI #france

a.watson.genas@...
 

Dear All,

I am searching for information about Rosa SMILOWSKI

Rosa SMILOWSKI: born on 12/04/1913 in Birkenhead in England, after the
First World War the family lived in Berlin, Rosa was sent to a school
in the present-day Czech Republic. In 1934 the SMILOWSKIS fled to
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, where Rose met Werner MELCHIKER, born in
Berlin in 1910, a fellow refugee >from Nazi persecution.

Rosa and Werner got engaged and moved to England in 1937. In August
1938 Werner MELCHIKER came back to France alone, where he joined the
Foreign Legion in November. After the defeat of the French army in
1940, Werner went back to live in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, with Rosa's
parents, before being arrested in 1941 by the authorities of Vichy
France. On 4th September 1942 he was deported >from Drancy to Auschwitz
and murdered.

Since Rose was born in England, she was automatically a British
citizen. It is clear that she lived in England until at least 1948, as
she can be found in the electoral rolls. After this date she
disappears. There are rumours she later lived in the Strasbourg area
and I believe that there might descendants in New York.

I do appreciate that this might be a sensitive subject for members of
Rosa's family: I have been asked by a German Friend, Axel HUBER, to
document the French part of Werner MELCHIKER's short existence for
the descendants of his brother, who did not share his fate. We wish, if
possible to, give some sort of history, or continuity to the people
contained in the rare photos that Werner's family has of his life.

Regards
Alexander WATSON
Genas, near Lyon, France

Search areas
WACHENHEIMER: Villeneuve-sur-Lot
SMILOWSKI: Villeneuve-sur-Lot
MELCHIKER: Villeneuve-sur-Lot


SITE CITE- German geography website #germany

Marion Weber <weber_genealogy@...>
 

"Ofer Kahane" asked about a Jewish community in Popelken

please look here: http://gov.genealogy.net/search/index

It is a very useful webpage, with an English version, too!
The so called Genealogische Ortsverzeichnis GOV is a database
of the German Verein fuer Computergenealogie (society for computer
based genealogy).

++ The precise identification of places is essential in genealogy.
Unfortunately, too few researchers care in identifying places.
The project "GOV" was initiated to help historians and genealogists
with the management of place references and to provide high quality
data for anyone.
Over time GOV will evolve into a valuable resource for genealogists,
historians and sociologists that allows unified access to a variety
of location-based data, and in particular to the facts that are relevant
to the work of genealogists:
Geographical location of the place (coordinates or a position on a map)
Several properties of a place (postal code, town-code, etc.)
Foreign or former names
Past affiliation (administrative, law, church, etc.)
GOV contains churches, church districts, places, districts, regions,
etc.. Internally, an entry is commonly referred to as "GOV object".
Extent In GOV approximately one million entries can be found
(as of November 2014).++

There are ten entries for Popelken.

Regards, Marion Weber, Stuttgart weber_genealogy@web.de


French SIG #France Search: Rosa SMILOWSKI #france

a.watson.genas@...
 

Dear All,

I am searching for information about Rosa SMILOWSKI

Rosa SMILOWSKI: born on 12/04/1913 in Birkenhead in England, after the
First World War the family lived in Berlin, Rosa was sent to a school
in the present-day Czech Republic. In 1934 the SMILOWSKIS fled to
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, where Rose met Werner MELCHIKER, born in
Berlin in 1910, a fellow refugee >from Nazi persecution.

Rosa and Werner got engaged and moved to England in 1937. In August
1938 Werner MELCHIKER came back to France alone, where he joined the
Foreign Legion in November. After the defeat of the French army in
1940, Werner went back to live in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, with Rosa's
parents, before being arrested in 1941 by the authorities of Vichy
France. On 4th September 1942 he was deported >from Drancy to Auschwitz
and murdered.

Since Rose was born in England, she was automatically a British
citizen. It is clear that she lived in England until at least 1948, as
she can be found in the electoral rolls. After this date she
disappears. There are rumours she later lived in the Strasbourg area
and I believe that there might descendants in New York.

I do appreciate that this might be a sensitive subject for members of
Rosa's family: I have been asked by a German Friend, Axel HUBER, to
document the French part of Werner MELCHIKER's short existence for
the descendants of his brother, who did not share his fate. We wish, if
possible to, give some sort of history, or continuity to the people
contained in the rare photos that Werner's family has of his life.

Regards
Alexander WATSON
Genas, near Lyon, France

Search areas
WACHENHEIMER: Villeneuve-sur-Lot
SMILOWSKI: Villeneuve-sur-Lot
MELCHIKER: Villeneuve-sur-Lot


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE- German geography website #germany

Marion Weber <weber_genealogy@...>
 

"Ofer Kahane" asked about a Jewish community in Popelken

please look here: http://gov.genealogy.net/search/index

It is a very useful webpage, with an English version, too!
The so called Genealogische Ortsverzeichnis GOV is a database
of the German Verein fuer Computergenealogie (society for computer
based genealogy).

++ The precise identification of places is essential in genealogy.
Unfortunately, too few researchers care in identifying places.
The project "GOV" was initiated to help historians and genealogists
with the management of place references and to provide high quality
data for anyone.
Over time GOV will evolve into a valuable resource for genealogists,
historians and sociologists that allows unified access to a variety
of location-based data, and in particular to the facts that are relevant
to the work of genealogists:
Geographical location of the place (coordinates or a position on a map)
Several properties of a place (postal code, town-code, etc.)
Foreign or former names
Past affiliation (administrative, law, church, etc.)
GOV contains churches, church districts, places, districts, regions,
etc.. Internally, an entry is commonly referred to as "GOV object".
Extent In GOV approximately one million entries can be found
(as of November 2014).++

There are ten entries for Popelken.

Regards, Marion Weber, Stuttgart weber_genealogy@web.de


Search: Rosa SMILOWSKI #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear All,

I am searching for information about Rosa SMILOWSKI

Rosa SMILOWSKI: born on 12/04/1913 in Birkenhead in England, after the
First World War the family lived in Berlin, Rosa was sent to a school
in the present-day Czech Republic. In 1934 the SMILOWSKIS fled to
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, where Rose met Werner MELCHIKER, born in
Berlin in 1910, a fellow refugee >from Nazi persecution.

Rosa and Werner got engaged and moved to England in 1937. In August
1938 Werner MELCHIKER came back to France alone, where he joined the
Foreign Legion in November. After the defeat of the French army in
1940, Werner went back to live in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, with Rosa=E2=80=99s
parents, before being arrested in 1941 by the authorities of Vichy
France. On 4th September 1942 he was deported >from Drancy to Auschwitz
and murdered.

Since Rose was born in England, she was automatically a British
citizen. It is clear that she lived in England until at least 1948, as
she can be found in the electoral rolls. After this date she
disappears. There are rumours she later lived in the Strasbourg area
and I believe that there might descendants in New York.

I do appreciate that this might be a sensitive subject for members of
Rosa's family. I am trying to document the French part of
Werner MELCHIKER's short existence for the descendants of his brother
who did not share his fate. We wish, if possible to, give some sort of
history, or continuity to the people contained in the rare photos that
Werner's family has of his life.

Regards, Alexander Watson, Genas, near Lyon, France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Searching: WACHENHEIMER, SMILOWSKI and MELCHIKER >from Villeneuve-sur-Lot


German SIG #Germany Search: Rosa SMILOWSKI #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear All,

I am searching for information about Rosa SMILOWSKI

Rosa SMILOWSKI: born on 12/04/1913 in Birkenhead in England, after the
First World War the family lived in Berlin, Rosa was sent to a school
in the present-day Czech Republic. In 1934 the SMILOWSKIS fled to
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, where Rose met Werner MELCHIKER, born in
Berlin in 1910, a fellow refugee >from Nazi persecution.

Rosa and Werner got engaged and moved to England in 1937. In August
1938 Werner MELCHIKER came back to France alone, where he joined the
Foreign Legion in November. After the defeat of the French army in
1940, Werner went back to live in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, with Rosa=E2=80=99s
parents, before being arrested in 1941 by the authorities of Vichy
France. On 4th September 1942 he was deported >from Drancy to Auschwitz
and murdered.

Since Rose was born in England, she was automatically a British
citizen. It is clear that she lived in England until at least 1948, as
she can be found in the electoral rolls. After this date she
disappears. There are rumours she later lived in the Strasbourg area
and I believe that there might descendants in New York.

I do appreciate that this might be a sensitive subject for members of
Rosa's family. I am trying to document the French part of
Werner MELCHIKER's short existence for the descendants of his brother
who did not share his fate. We wish, if possible to, give some sort of
history, or continuity to the people contained in the rare photos that
Werner's family has of his life.

Regards, Alexander Watson, Genas, near Lyon, France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Searching: WACHENHEIMER, SMILOWSKI and MELCHIKER >from Villeneuve-sur-Lot


How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #yiddish

bounce-3179138-772983@...
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many
people who want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,
but who just can't fit the conference into their calendar or their
budget. Although virtually attending the conference isn't as fabulous
as being there, it does provide access to about 90% of all of the
conference sessions. We also know that many of the attendees are
frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have
solutions for you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and
they work well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since
their titles may not be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This
provides live streaming of sessions by some of our most popular
speakers. This means that if you have the time, you can watch (and
hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were there!
The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have
time to tune in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the
conference is over, you 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides
recording. Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being
recording (voice only) with the slides the presenter is using. Some
presenters do not have their slides being recorded, in which case, the
recording of that session is only audio. If you purchase this, you will
receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference is over and
be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides as your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio
recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein and Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #yiddish

bounce-3179138-772983@...
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many
people who want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,
but who just can't fit the conference into their calendar or their
budget. Although virtually attending the conference isn't as fabulous
as being there, it does provide access to about 90% of all of the
conference sessions. We also know that many of the attendees are
frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have
solutions for you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and
they work well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since
their titles may not be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This
provides live streaming of sessions by some of our most popular
speakers. This means that if you have the time, you can watch (and
hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were there!
The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have
time to tune in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the
conference is over, you 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides
recording. Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being
recording (voice only) with the slides the presenter is using. Some
presenters do not have their slides being recorded, in which case, the
recording of that session is only audio. If you purchase this, you will
receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference is over and
be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides as your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio
recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein and Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Researching victims who lived at Mommsenstrasse 47, Charlottenburg, Berlin #general

Judith Elam
 

Over the next two years a total of 15 Stolpersteine will be laid in front of
Mommsenstrasse 47, Charlottenburg, Berlin, including 3 for my father and
grandparents, who survived. My father, Max Heinz NATHAN, got out in 1939 to
England, and my grandparents, Werner NATHAN and Margarete NATHAN geb HAHN,
survived Theresienstadt. I am working on this project with the building
owners' son. In 2017 my 3 stones will be laid, together with 3 for the
ALEXANDER family. I have found several grandchildren of the ALEXANDERs,
some of whom will come to Berlin for the ceremony. I am now trying to find
living descendants, or close living relatives, of the other victims. It
appears that some did not have children, or at least I haven't found any so
far. If you are a descendant of, or are related to, these victims, please
contact me at my email address below. I do not need additional information
or records on the victims themselves, or their fate. I am just trying to
find close living relatives.

Emil GUTTMANN, a widower, born 5.9.1870 in Merchingen - apparently no
children.

Adolf ISAACSOHN, born 12.3.1879 in Prillwitz - apparently no children..
Bertha ISAACSOHN, born KARPF, born 1.9.1897 in Erlangen - apparently no
children.

Julius JASTROWITZ, born 13.3.1876 in Berlin - POT on Yad Vashem submitted by
his step-daughter, Ilse Ruth Munk of Jerusalem in 1956. Ilse was born 1912.
Betty JASTROWITZ, born MOSES, born 8.9.1883 in Gartz an der Oder - POT on
Yad Vashem submitted by her daughter, Ilse Ruth Munk of Jerusalem in 1956.
Ilse was born 1912. I haven't found any children for Ilse.

Helga OPPENHEIM, born LEWINNEK, born 20.6.1922 in Berlin

Alice MARCUS, born GUTMANN, born 27.11.1894 in Berlin. Alice was previously
married to Max HADRA, who died 17 November 1928. They had a daughter, Ellen
HADRA, born 18.6.1921 in Berlin. I found her birth notice on Berliner
Tageblatt. Is she still alive? Did she have children? I cannot find
anything further on her.

Irma WOLFF, born ALTMANN, born 27.4.1891 in Dramburg

Ella SILBERSTEIN, born 26.10.1875 in Posen, unmarried, a teacher

Judith E. Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching victims who lived at Mommsenstrasse 47, Charlottenburg, Berlin #general

Judith Elam
 

Over the next two years a total of 15 Stolpersteine will be laid in front of
Mommsenstrasse 47, Charlottenburg, Berlin, including 3 for my father and
grandparents, who survived. My father, Max Heinz NATHAN, got out in 1939 to
England, and my grandparents, Werner NATHAN and Margarete NATHAN geb HAHN,
survived Theresienstadt. I am working on this project with the building
owners' son. In 2017 my 3 stones will be laid, together with 3 for the
ALEXANDER family. I have found several grandchildren of the ALEXANDERs,
some of whom will come to Berlin for the ceremony. I am now trying to find
living descendants, or close living relatives, of the other victims. It
appears that some did not have children, or at least I haven't found any so
far. If you are a descendant of, or are related to, these victims, please
contact me at my email address below. I do not need additional information
or records on the victims themselves, or their fate. I am just trying to
find close living relatives.

Emil GUTTMANN, a widower, born 5.9.1870 in Merchingen - apparently no
children.

Adolf ISAACSOHN, born 12.3.1879 in Prillwitz - apparently no children..
Bertha ISAACSOHN, born KARPF, born 1.9.1897 in Erlangen - apparently no
children.

Julius JASTROWITZ, born 13.3.1876 in Berlin - POT on Yad Vashem submitted by
his step-daughter, Ilse Ruth Munk of Jerusalem in 1956. Ilse was born 1912.
Betty JASTROWITZ, born MOSES, born 8.9.1883 in Gartz an der Oder - POT on
Yad Vashem submitted by her daughter, Ilse Ruth Munk of Jerusalem in 1956.
Ilse was born 1912. I haven't found any children for Ilse.

Helga OPPENHEIM, born LEWINNEK, born 20.6.1922 in Berlin

Alice MARCUS, born GUTMANN, born 27.11.1894 in Berlin. Alice was previously
married to Max HADRA, who died 17 November 1928. They had a daughter, Ellen
HADRA, born 18.6.1921 in Berlin. I found her birth notice on Berliner
Tageblatt. Is she still alive? Did she have children? I cannot find
anything further on her.

Irma WOLFF, born ALTMANN, born 27.4.1891 in Dramburg

Ella SILBERSTEIN, born 26.10.1875 in Posen, unmarried, a teacher

Judith E. Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


Searching for Ramo COHN and Elsa Henriette COHN, born REINERT in Naples, Italy #general

Judith Elam
 

I am researching my relatives: Ramo COHN, born 26 January 1870, and his
wife, Elsa Henriette REINERT, born 24 August 1875 in Berlin. They were
married in Berlin on 26 March 1906. At the time of their marriage, Ramo
COHN was living at Via Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone 41, Naples, with his mother
Julia COHN, born STEINHAUER. After their marriage, it appears that Ramo and
Elsa lived in Naples, presumably at the same address. A living relative in Berlin
recalls her father and grandfather talking about "visiting relatives in Naples".

I would like to find out if Ramo and Elsa had children, and what happened to
the family.

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Ramo COHN and Elsa Henriette COHN, born REINERT in Naples, Italy #general

Judith Elam
 

I am researching my relatives: Ramo COHN, born 26 January 1870, and his
wife, Elsa Henriette REINERT, born 24 August 1875 in Berlin. They were
married in Berlin on 26 March 1906. At the time of their marriage, Ramo
COHN was living at Via Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone 41, Naples, with his mother
Julia COHN, born STEINHAUER. After their marriage, it appears that Ramo and
Elsa lived in Naples, presumably at the same address. A living relative in Berlin
recalls her father and grandfather talking about "visiting relatives in Naples".

I would like to find out if Ramo and Elsa had children, and what happened to
the family.

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Seeking descendants of OSMAN family from Glasgow, Scotland #general

David
 

I am seeking descendants the OSMAN family >from Glasgow, Scotland -
originally >from Lomza, Lodz, Warsaw or the village of Narewka, and
migrated to there at the beginning of the 20th century. Please respond
privately if you have any information on this family.

The original family name was ISMA (or ISHMA as my paternal grandmother pronounced
it). Abraham OSMAN (1892-1941) was the brother of my great-grandfather Alter
Yosseph. Alter, together with his father Isaac and his other siblings,
changed the family name to DAVIDSON and migrated to London at the same
time. The OSMAN and DAVIDSON branches lost contact with each other, but
I was able to locate information >from Scottish records, graves, etc - on
Abraham, his wife Fanny nee BARULA and some of her family - as well as children
Isaac (b 1922) and Yoseph - and there was a baby who died a few months old.

I have already been told by the Glasgow Jewish community archivist there, that the
family have no paper work/grave stones in Scotland beyond the second generation
so he was not able to give me any information I did not already know.

My family tree can be reviewed at:
https://www.geni.com/family-tree#5121211797320021210
or http://tinyurl.com/dzfamily

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
dziants@gmail.com

Researching >from father's side:- ZIANTS, ZENETSKY, FRIEDMAN, ISMA
(ISHMA, OSMAN, DAVIDSON) >from Narewka, Lodz, Lumza, Warsaw and then
later UK, USA, Canada and S. America
Researching >from mother's side: GEWELBA (GABLE, GALE, BORDELL), SINGER
from Warsaw; RIENA (REINA, REINE,RIJNE, RAYNER), BRANDEL, MICHAELS
(MICHAEL), VIYERYA, RODERIGUES >from UK and Netherlands


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking descendants of OSMAN family from Glasgow, Scotland #general

David
 

I am seeking descendants the OSMAN family >from Glasgow, Scotland -
originally >from Lomza, Lodz, Warsaw or the village of Narewka, and
migrated to there at the beginning of the 20th century. Please respond
privately if you have any information on this family.

The original family name was ISMA (or ISHMA as my paternal grandmother pronounced
it). Abraham OSMAN (1892-1941) was the brother of my great-grandfather Alter
Yosseph. Alter, together with his father Isaac and his other siblings,
changed the family name to DAVIDSON and migrated to London at the same
time. The OSMAN and DAVIDSON branches lost contact with each other, but
I was able to locate information >from Scottish records, graves, etc - on
Abraham, his wife Fanny nee BARULA and some of her family - as well as children
Isaac (b 1922) and Yoseph - and there was a baby who died a few months old.

I have already been told by the Glasgow Jewish community archivist there, that the
family have no paper work/grave stones in Scotland beyond the second generation
so he was not able to give me any information I did not already know.

My family tree can be reviewed at:
https://www.geni.com/family-tree#5121211797320021210
or http://tinyurl.com/dzfamily

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
dziants@gmail.com

Researching >from father's side:- ZIANTS, ZENETSKY, FRIEDMAN, ISMA
(ISHMA, OSMAN, DAVIDSON) >from Narewka, Lodz, Lumza, Warsaw and then
later UK, USA, Canada and S. America
Researching >from mother's side: GEWELBA (GABLE, GALE, BORDELL), SINGER
from Warsaw; RIENA (REINA, REINE,RIJNE, RAYNER), BRANDEL, MICHAELS
(MICHAEL), VIYERYA, RODERIGUES >from UK and Netherlands


Sing Sing Execution: Death Certificate & Burial---An Ongoing Mystery! #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Several times over the last 1.5 years, I have written about my cousin's
grandfather, who was executed in Sing Sing Prison, June 1918. We were trying to
ascertain where Hyman was buried. We finally received a death certificate copy from
Albany this week, indicating that he was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in New York,
on June 17, 1918.

However, the mystery continues to grow!! Mt. Carmel has no record of Hyman
Ostransky's burial!! Is it possible that Hyman was cremated, even though it is
against Jewish religious practice? Who would have cremation records? Could he have
been buried under an assumed name? I wonder if the cemetery can do a search by
date? Does anyone have any other suggestions about where to search or what to do
next?

Regards,

Marilyn Robinson
Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: Any discussion about Jewish religious practices should be sent
directly to Marilyn as this is outside the score of this forum.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sing Sing Execution: Death Certificate & Burial---An Ongoing Mystery! #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Several times over the last 1.5 years, I have written about my cousin's
grandfather, who was executed in Sing Sing Prison, June 1918. We were trying to
ascertain where Hyman was buried. We finally received a death certificate copy from
Albany this week, indicating that he was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in New York,
on June 17, 1918.

However, the mystery continues to grow!! Mt. Carmel has no record of Hyman
Ostransky's burial!! Is it possible that Hyman was cremated, even though it is
against Jewish religious practice? Who would have cremation records? Could he have
been buried under an assumed name? I wonder if the cemetery can do a search by
date? Does anyone have any other suggestions about where to search or what to do
next?

Regards,

Marilyn Robinson
Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: Any discussion about Jewish religious practices should be sent
directly to Marilyn as this is outside the score of this forum.


Gollub and Hindenburg in Yizkor Book Project report, June 2016 #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Moderator note - With thanks to Rodney Eisfelder:
Towns relevant to GerSIG in this month's Yizkor Book Project Report include:
Golub-Dobryzn. Gollub was part of Prussian Poland, and the neighboring
Dobrin an der Drewenz was in Russian Poland.
Zabrze in Upper Silesia (also called Hindenburg in Oberschlesien after 1915)
=======>
Shalom,

So what can I tell you about the Yizkor Book Project in June? For a start,
there were quite a few new books and entries added over the past month,
which is always great to see. The past month saw, as usual, updates to many
of our existing projects and many of these are getting that much closer to
completion. Hopefully, I'll be able inform you about finalized projects in
the very near future.

Last month I let you know about the necrology database, which is ably led by
Max Heffler, and I am pleased to inform you that around 5,000 new entries
were added to this database over June. This particular database is an
important research tool for finding information about families and
individuals killed in the Holocaust. Yet another piece of the puzzle to help
us learn about our past. For more information, please see:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

In my last report I noted the YBMNI (Yizkor Book Main Names Index) and this
too, continues to plough ahead and more entries will be added soon. We are
still in need of volunteers to help us move this project along and if you
would like to help out, have some free time and are proficient with Excel,
I'd like to hear >from you.

Apart >from volunteering, another important way of supporting the work we do,
is by donating to any of our Translation Funds. We have set up these funds
to facilitate the translation of the Yizkor Books by professional
translators and your donation will certainly help to make this happen and
for those of you who are US citizens, donations to the funds are tax exempt.
Please see the link at the end of this report for the JewishGen-erosity page
with details of the various funds.

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over June.

During this last month we have added in 3 new books:

- Bochnia, Poland (Scroll of Bochnia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bochnia/Bochnia.html

- Chelm, Poland (Scroll of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm2/chelm2.html

- Pinczow, Poland (A book of memory of the Jewish community of Pinczow,
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinczow/pinczow.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Minkovtsy, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam192.html

- Olyka, Ukraine (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olyka/Olykah.html [Hebrew]

- Pomiechowek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00344.html

- Spisska Stara Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo410.html

- Secovce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo414.html

- Wizajny, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00189.html

- Zamikhiv, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam158.html

- Zlate Moravce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo228.html

We have continued to updated 18 of our existing projects:

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica
and Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online. All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Gollub and Hindenburg in Yizkor Book Project report, June 2016 #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Moderator note - With thanks to Rodney Eisfelder:
Towns relevant to GerSIG in this month's Yizkor Book Project Report include:
Golub-Dobryzn. Gollub was part of Prussian Poland, and the neighboring
Dobrin an der Drewenz was in Russian Poland.
Zabrze in Upper Silesia (also called Hindenburg in Oberschlesien after 1915)
=======>
Shalom,

So what can I tell you about the Yizkor Book Project in June? For a start,
there were quite a few new books and entries added over the past month,
which is always great to see. The past month saw, as usual, updates to many
of our existing projects and many of these are getting that much closer to
completion. Hopefully, I'll be able inform you about finalized projects in
the very near future.

Last month I let you know about the necrology database, which is ably led by
Max Heffler, and I am pleased to inform you that around 5,000 new entries
were added to this database over June. This particular database is an
important research tool for finding information about families and
individuals killed in the Holocaust. Yet another piece of the puzzle to help
us learn about our past. For more information, please see:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

In my last report I noted the YBMNI (Yizkor Book Main Names Index) and this
too, continues to plough ahead and more entries will be added soon. We are
still in need of volunteers to help us move this project along and if you
would like to help out, have some free time and are proficient with Excel,
I'd like to hear >from you.

Apart >from volunteering, another important way of supporting the work we do,
is by donating to any of our Translation Funds. We have set up these funds
to facilitate the translation of the Yizkor Books by professional
translators and your donation will certainly help to make this happen and
for those of you who are US citizens, donations to the funds are tax exempt.
Please see the link at the end of this report for the JewishGen-erosity page
with details of the various funds.

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over June.

During this last month we have added in 3 new books:

- Bochnia, Poland (Scroll of Bochnia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bochnia/Bochnia.html

- Chelm, Poland (Scroll of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm2/chelm2.html

- Pinczow, Poland (A book of memory of the Jewish community of Pinczow,
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinczow/pinczow.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Minkovtsy, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam192.html

- Olyka, Ukraine (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olyka/Olykah.html [Hebrew]

- Pomiechowek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00344.html

- Spisska Stara Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo410.html

- Secovce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo414.html

- Wizajny, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00189.html

- Zamikhiv, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam158.html

- Zlate Moravce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo228.html

We have continued to updated 18 of our existing projects:

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica
and Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online. All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many people who
want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,but who just can't
fit the conference into their calendar or their budget. Although virtually
attending the conference isn't as fabulous as being there, it does provide access
to about 90% of all of the conference sessions. We also know that many of the
attendees are frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have solutions for
you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and they work
well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since their titles may not
be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This provides live streaming of sessions
by some of our most popular speakers. This means that if you have the time,
you can watch (and hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were
there! The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have time to tune
in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the conference is over, you
have 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides recording.
Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being recorded(voice only) with
the slides the presenter is using. Some presenters do not have their slides being
recorded, in which case, the recording of that session is only audio. If you
purchase this, you will receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference
is over and be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides at your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein and Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many people who
want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,but who just can't
fit the conference into their calendar or their budget. Although virtually
attending the conference isn't as fabulous as being there, it does provide access
to about 90% of all of the conference sessions. We also know that many of the
attendees are frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have solutions for
you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and they work
well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since their titles may not
be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This provides live streaming of sessions
by some of our most popular speakers. This means that if you have the time,
you can watch (and hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were
there! The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have time to tune
in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the conference is over, you
have 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides recording.
Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being recorded(voice only) with
the slides the presenter is using. Some presenters do not have their slides being
recorded, in which case, the recording of that session is only audio. If you
purchase this, you will receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference
is over and be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides at your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein and Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs

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