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Suwalki: a NY Times article #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

"The Sophisticated Traveller" magazine section of today's New York TImes
(November 8, 1998) contains an article by Joseph Skibell (author of"
Blessing on the Moon") about his trip to Suwalki. He describes his guided
visit to what used to be his ancestor's property at the intersection of
Noniewicza and Chlodna streets; his meeting with Natan Adelson, who is
apparently the only Jew left in Suwalki; his visit to the synagogue, now
a museum, in nearby Tykocin; and so on. The article is followed a list of
organizations to write to or or call about arranging for trips to Jewish
Poland.

Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.com
98/11/08

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Suwalki: a NY Times article #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

"The Sophisticated Traveller" magazine section of today's New York TImes
(November 8, 1998) contains an article by Joseph Skibell (author of"
Blessing on the Moon") about his trip to Suwalki. He describes his guided
visit to what used to be his ancestor's property at the intersection of
Noniewicza and Chlodna streets; his meeting with Natan Adelson, who is
apparently the only Jew left in Suwalki; his visit to the synagogue, now
a museum, in nearby Tykocin; and so on. The article is followed a list of
organizations to write to or or call about arranging for trips to Jewish
Poland.

Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.com
98/11/08

MODERATOR NOTE: This adds some details to the previous post. Several
other Jewishgenners also called our attention to this article. Thread
closed.


Re: Is Nitza a Jewish name? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-08 06:12:27 EST, you write:

<< One young woman told me that she was told that her given name, Nitza,
was originally a Hebrew name. Does anyone have any info on this?
>>

==Nitza is a very popular name in Israel; it translates as flowerbud. I do
not think it predominates more among those of Spanish origin, and I think
its popularity is relatively recent.

I was once introduced by a Puerto Rican mother to her child Annibal. She
took great pains to tell me it was a Spanish boy's name, not a girl's name.
IShe had never heard of the Punic warrior who crossed the Alps with
elephants. As far as I know, the boy had no Phoenician blood--but I may be
mistaken.

It may have been a Jewish name in the Golden Age in Spain--but why would a
converso use a Jewish first name? It may have originated in the city of
Nice . . . . I'm curious to learn other opinions.


Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


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similar information about the name Nitza.

We received one very interesting comment that we were unfortunately unable
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is Nitza a Jewish name? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-11-08 06:12:27 EST, you write:

<< One young woman told me that she was told that her given name, Nitza,
was originally a Hebrew name. Does anyone have any info on this?
>>

==Nitza is a very popular name in Israel; it translates as flowerbud. I do
not think it predominates more among those of Spanish origin, and I think
its popularity is relatively recent.

I was once introduced by a Puerto Rican mother to her child Annibal. She
took great pains to tell me it was a Spanish boy's name, not a girl's name.
IShe had never heard of the Punic warrior who crossed the Alps with
elephants. As far as I know, the boy had no Phoenician blood--but I may be
mistaken.

It may have been a Jewish name in the Golden Age in Spain--but why would a
converso use a Jewish first name? It may have originated in the city of
Nice . . . . I'm curious to learn other opinions.


Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Furth, Yugoslavia, Westchester
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


MODERATOR NOTE: Thanks to the several other Jewishgenners who posted
similar information about the name Nitza.

We received one very interesting comment that we were unfortunately unable
to post because it contained only a fake e-mail address. We remind you
that you must include a working e-mail address in your posts.

This thread is now closed.


Louis Wolfson #general

Ireene Wolfson <ireenew@...>
 

I was informed that somebody posted a message about Louis Wolfson.

I would appreciate it if you would contact me by personal email, as I might
have the information you are seeking.

Allan Wolfson
Montreal
ireenew@e-scape.net


Re: Is Nitza a Jewish name? #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Aurora Levins Morales wrote:
.... several Puerto Ricans came up and told me about rumors
of Jewish heritage in their families. One young woman told me that she
was told that her given name, Nitza, was originally a Hebrew name. Does
anyone have any info on this?
Nitza is Hebrew for a flower bud.

At this moment, I can't think of anyone I know called Nitza, but I also
can't see why this shouldn't be an acceptable Hebrew girl's name.

In Ashkenazi communities, it was more common to name girls with Yiddish
names, unless the name was directly taken >from the Tanach (Bible) - which
this name isn't as far as I know.

Today, in Israel, a Hebrew name like this would be very common for a girl.

I don't know what happened in Sephardi and Eidot HaMizrach (Middle
Eastern) communities, and maybe someone else can enlighten on this point.
This is of course most relevant if this Puerto Rican came >from a Spanish
Jewish family.

--
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Searching: ZENETSKI (became ZIANTS) >from Narewka
ISHMA (became DAVIDSON) >from Narewka or anywhere else
FRIEDMAN >from Narewka
REINER >from anywhere in Holland
GEVELBAR (became GABLE, GALE & RAVELLE) >from anywhere
Anyone whose family came >from the town of Narewka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis Wolfson #general

Ireene Wolfson <ireenew@...>
 

I was informed that somebody posted a message about Louis Wolfson.

I would appreciate it if you would contact me by personal email, as I might
have the information you are seeking.

Allan Wolfson
Montreal
ireenew@e-scape.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is Nitza a Jewish name? #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Aurora Levins Morales wrote:
.... several Puerto Ricans came up and told me about rumors
of Jewish heritage in their families. One young woman told me that she
was told that her given name, Nitza, was originally a Hebrew name. Does
anyone have any info on this?
Nitza is Hebrew for a flower bud.

At this moment, I can't think of anyone I know called Nitza, but I also
can't see why this shouldn't be an acceptable Hebrew girl's name.

In Ashkenazi communities, it was more common to name girls with Yiddish
names, unless the name was directly taken >from the Tanach (Bible) - which
this name isn't as far as I know.

Today, in Israel, a Hebrew name like this would be very common for a girl.

I don't know what happened in Sephardi and Eidot HaMizrach (Middle
Eastern) communities, and maybe someone else can enlighten on this point.
This is of course most relevant if this Puerto Rican came >from a Spanish
Jewish family.

--
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel
Searching: ZENETSKI (became ZIANTS) >from Narewka
ISHMA (became DAVIDSON) >from Narewka or anywhere else
FRIEDMAN >from Narewka
REINER >from anywhere in Holland
GEVELBAR (became GABLE, GALE & RAVELLE) >from anywhere
Anyone whose family came >from the town of Narewka


Re: Is Nitza a Jewish name? #general

Nick Landau <nick@...>
 

In article <36b4c001.3644d781@aol.com>,
Judorican@aol.com wrote:

After giving a talk on the history of Jewish-Puerto Rican relations at a
recent conference, several Puerto Ricans came up and told me about rumors
of Jewish heritage in their families. One young woman told me that she was
told that her given name, Nitza, was originally a Hebrew name. Does anyone
have any info on this?

Aurora Levins Morales
Berkeley, CA
The founder of the Spiro Institute in London is Nitza Spiro. I am afraid
that I dont have any more information.

Nick


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is Nitza a Jewish name? #general

Nick Landau <nick@...>
 

In article <36b4c001.3644d781@aol.com>,
Judorican@aol.com wrote:

After giving a talk on the history of Jewish-Puerto Rican relations at a
recent conference, several Puerto Ricans came up and told me about rumors
of Jewish heritage in their families. One young woman told me that she was
told that her given name, Nitza, was originally a Hebrew name. Does anyone
have any info on this?

Aurora Levins Morales
Berkeley, CA
The founder of the Spiro Institute in London is Nitza Spiro. I am afraid
that I dont have any more information.

Nick


Searching: KROHN #general

RKE107 <rke107@...>
 

When I was a child, we would drive >from Buffalo,N.Y. to Chicago to visit
grandparents. On the way there was a store (possibly a small dept. store)
in Ohio around Toledo that was called KROHN'S and my Dad would say that
they were cousins but because of a family misunderstanding, we were not in
touch with them. Does anyone know of this family or what happened to the
store? It must have been in the 30's. You may reach me at RKE107@aol.com

Thanks in advance.

Rosann Krohn Epner
Highland Park, IL.


Also searching......ARNOW, MARKS, LAZAR, ELLMAN, ELMAN, HELMAN in
Argentina,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: KROHN #general

RKE107 <rke107@...>
 

When I was a child, we would drive >from Buffalo,N.Y. to Chicago to visit
grandparents. On the way there was a store (possibly a small dept. store)
in Ohio around Toledo that was called KROHN'S and my Dad would say that
they were cousins but because of a family misunderstanding, we were not in
touch with them. Does anyone know of this family or what happened to the
store? It must have been in the 30's. You may reach me at RKE107@aol.com

Thanks in advance.

Rosann Krohn Epner
Highland Park, IL.


Also searching......ARNOW, MARKS, LAZAR, ELLMAN, ELMAN, HELMAN in
Argentina,


Searching: MELAMED from Motzava near Kiev, Ukraine #general

Claudia Kugelmass <claudia@...>
 

Any information, especially whether "Motzava" exists today, would be
appreciated.

Thanks.

Claudia Kugelmass
Toronto, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MELAMED from Motzava near Kiev, Ukraine #general

Claudia Kugelmass <claudia@...>
 

Any information, especially whether "Motzava" exists today, would be
appreciated.

Thanks.

Claudia Kugelmass
Toronto, Canada


Searching: TAUBENHAUS #general

Greg <GMEYER@...>
 

Hi,

Looking for information on Jacob Joseph Taubenhaus b.1884 Safed and his
wife Esther Hirschenson b.1885 Jerusalem. They founded the Hillel
Club/Menorah Club at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in
1919(predating the U.of Illinois Hillel formation of 1923). Jacob is
buried here in Texas, however, I have not been able to locate his wife's
grave. According to her last Social Security payment she was probably
with her daughter in San Francisco at her death in 1976. Jacob was head
of the Plant Pathology group and did historic work combatting a
devastating disease of cotton prevalent in the Southwest. Jacob had
several brothers and sisters who seemed to have scattered across the
earth. One branch I have contacted is now in South Africa, another
brother was headmaster of a Jewish School in Belfast, Ireland, two other
brothers worked in NYC at the time of Jacob's death in 1937. Jacob's
father was Rabbi Meir Taubenhaus of Safed(d.1937) who married a
Goldenbaum of Safed(one article I have seen says her family is descended
from Rashi). I would love to flesh out the history of this fascinating
family for the TAMU Hillel Archives.
TIA, cheers,
Greg Meyer
Biology Department
Texas A&M University
E-mail=gmeyer@bio.tamu.edu
lab phone:409-845-8603


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: TAUBENHAUS #general

Greg <GMEYER@...>
 

Hi,

Looking for information on Jacob Joseph Taubenhaus b.1884 Safed and his
wife Esther Hirschenson b.1885 Jerusalem. They founded the Hillel
Club/Menorah Club at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in
1919(predating the U.of Illinois Hillel formation of 1923). Jacob is
buried here in Texas, however, I have not been able to locate his wife's
grave. According to her last Social Security payment she was probably
with her daughter in San Francisco at her death in 1976. Jacob was head
of the Plant Pathology group and did historic work combatting a
devastating disease of cotton prevalent in the Southwest. Jacob had
several brothers and sisters who seemed to have scattered across the
earth. One branch I have contacted is now in South Africa, another
brother was headmaster of a Jewish School in Belfast, Ireland, two other
brothers worked in NYC at the time of Jacob's death in 1937. Jacob's
father was Rabbi Meir Taubenhaus of Safed(d.1937) who married a
Goldenbaum of Safed(one article I have seen says her family is descended
from Rashi). I would love to flesh out the history of this fascinating
family for the TAMU Hillel Archives.
TIA, cheers,
Greg Meyer
Biology Department
Texas A&M University
E-mail=gmeyer@bio.tamu.edu
lab phone:409-845-8603


Searching: SCHMIELINSKY #general

Sir Alex <alerezi@...>
 

Search Schmielinsky.
My name is Alejandro Rezinovsky, >from Argentina
My email is alerezi@usa.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SCHMIELINSKY #general

Sir Alex <alerezi@...>
 

Search Schmielinsky.
My name is Alejandro Rezinovsky, >from Argentina
My email is alerezi@usa.net


Searching: JOSEPHSOHN #general

davidj01@...
 

Looking for information on ancestors of Arthur JOSEPHSOHN, who was born
in Iserlohn, Germany, on Feb. 5th, 1884. He came to America about
1900-1910, settled in New York City where he married Lillian Solomon of
England, and had four children.
I have a "christening" certificate detailing his birth, which shows
SALOMON as the middle name of his father....the rest is unreadable. The
certificate shows a "job # 90" in the magistrate's registry, according
to a local translator, and is dated Feb. 11th, 1884. My searches so far
have not only failed to produce any Josephsohns at all, but have no
references to the town of Iserlohn either. Not exactly a world
crossroads, I guess.

David Josephsohn
Greensboro, NC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: JOSEPHSOHN #general

davidj01@...
 

Looking for information on ancestors of Arthur JOSEPHSOHN, who was born
in Iserlohn, Germany, on Feb. 5th, 1884. He came to America about
1900-1910, settled in New York City where he married Lillian Solomon of
England, and had four children.
I have a "christening" certificate detailing his birth, which shows
SALOMON as the middle name of his father....the rest is unreadable. The
certificate shows a "job # 90" in the magistrate's registry, according
to a local translator, and is dated Feb. 11th, 1884. My searches so far
have not only failed to produce any Josephsohns at all, but have no
references to the town of Iserlohn either. Not exactly a world
crossroads, I guess.

David Josephsohn
Greensboro, NC