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Shoah victims from Nuremberg #general

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

On the first anniversary of our first translationon the Yizkor Book site,
we want to make this special announcement.

JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project is pleased to announce a new database of
victims of the Shoah >from Nuremberg, Germany. Numerous organizations and
people cooperated on this project. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
assisted the Nuremberg City Archives in preparing the "Memorial Book for
Nuremberg's Victims of Shoah" to be published in November 1998, and then
recommended that the database be placed on the JewishGen site.

For his recognition of JewishGen we thank Peter Lande of the Holocaust
Museum. His ironic sense of humor, integrity, breadth of knowledge, and
unselfish gift of sharing his knowledge always make it a joy to work with
him. Michael Tobias created the search engine: I don't know how we can
ever say enough about his talents. My thanks to Martin Kessel, who handled
all the technical details with his usual creative flair and style and
humor. Finally, Mr. Gerhard Jochem of the Nuremberg Archives deserves
special acknowledgment for spearheading this project and for writing a
lucid and detailed overview of Jewish history in Nuremberg. This brilliant
Introduction should be mandatory reading for all of us involved in
Holocaust studies.

Nuremberg played a critical role at both the beginning and end of the
Holocaust. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived Jews of their citizenship
and civil rights. Beginning in 1945, the Nuremberg Trials brought the
perpetrators of Nazi war crimes to justice. We find it touching that the
City of Nuremberg has seen fit to commemorate its victims by publishing
this book and by making this material available on JewishGen.

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
Yizkor Book Project

Joyce Field
jfield@nlci.com


Searching SHAPIRO/WINOGRAD - NY from Belarus #general

Bill Brittain <brittain@...>
 

I am seeking descendants of Frida WINOGRAD (VINOGRAD) and Yankel SHAPIRO.
They had a son Morris and grandson Milton SHAPIRO who were living in NYC in
the 1940's They came >from the Grodno Gubernia (around Kobrin).

Thanks for any information..Dara Markowitz

WINOGRAD/VINOGRAD - Kobrin/Horodec, Belarus
MEZDRICH/MARKOWITZ - Kobrin, Belarus
BUSHWITZ - Bialystok
PEARLMAN - Bialystok


Re: Philadelphia passenger lists index #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Marcia Meyers <marciarthur@email.msn.com> wrote:

I have been using the Pittsfield archives - however I need
information concerning arrival in Philadelphia - both index &
passenger list. Is there anywhere else I might find the
Philadelphia material?
Yes, microfilms of the Philadelphia passenger arrival lists
and indexes are available at several of the National Archives
regional branches.

To find out which branch archives holds which microfilms,
consult the National Archives' web site. There is a link
from the JewishGen FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions")
document at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>;.
Go to the section on "Passenger Lists", and click on the
link "Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals: A Select Catalog
of National Archives Microfilm Publications".

The Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals microfilm catalog
will tell you what is available, port by port, year by
year, reel by reel. Near the bottom of that web page
there is a list telling which regional archives holds
which microfilms.

And you can always borrow of these National Archives
microfilms at any LDS Family History Center.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Re: Dutch translating #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded -- I have the translation, which brought me
back two more generations, and added several new names to reasearch!

//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

Searching:

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha, Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN - Hungary; NYC; DU BOFF/MEISTROFF - Russia; NYC; Nassau County, NY
KANEFSKY/KANEVSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod (Kirovgrod), Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ... VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary or Czechoslavakia; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


Getting modern record from Hungary #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

About a year ago, I queried a search firm about obtaining the death recod
-to find the name of the parents- of a relative who died in Budapest in
1937; I have the exact date. I was quoted a price of $125. This seemed
steep to me for something requiring minimal searching, & I had other,
cheaper avenues to explore first. These have gone nowhere, & I'm back to
that death record. Does anyone have experience in getting such a recent
record? Is $125 reasonable for Hungary? Thanks!

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Re: Jewishgen success story! #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

To tell you the truth, ever since I discovered Tracie's old message
about Senia Solomonoff, I have wanted to get rid of the set of photocopies I
made for her of the articles I found about Senia at the Lincoln Center Library
for Performing Arts! I didn't want to put them in the paper recycling bin,
although I was tempted to many times, so that's one reason why I tried to find
her current email address. :-)

Another reason was that I felt that connecting Vitaly and Tracie was an
oblique way of repaying the many kindnesses Jewishgenner MIchael Chen has done
for me in finding much material about my grandfather's first cousin, Gregor
Zvi Belkowsky, and in translating the Rappaport chapter >from the Yizkor book
on Podwolochisk

I also wanted to compensate for the many benefits I have received from
Jewishgen and its participants.

Besides, I enjoyed this match-making very much! I only hope that Vitaly,
who is at present living in a sort of limbo between two cities (Kiev and
Nurnberg), and Tracie in Florida can someday meet and embrace.

Naomi
Nfatouros@aol.com
98/10/05


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shoah victims from Nuremberg #general

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

On the first anniversary of our first translationon the Yizkor Book site,
we want to make this special announcement.

JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project is pleased to announce a new database of
victims of the Shoah >from Nuremberg, Germany. Numerous organizations and
people cooperated on this project. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
assisted the Nuremberg City Archives in preparing the "Memorial Book for
Nuremberg's Victims of Shoah" to be published in November 1998, and then
recommended that the database be placed on the JewishGen site.

For his recognition of JewishGen we thank Peter Lande of the Holocaust
Museum. His ironic sense of humor, integrity, breadth of knowledge, and
unselfish gift of sharing his knowledge always make it a joy to work with
him. Michael Tobias created the search engine: I don't know how we can
ever say enough about his talents. My thanks to Martin Kessel, who handled
all the technical details with his usual creative flair and style and
humor. Finally, Mr. Gerhard Jochem of the Nuremberg Archives deserves
special acknowledgment for spearheading this project and for writing a
lucid and detailed overview of Jewish history in Nuremberg. This brilliant
Introduction should be mandatory reading for all of us involved in
Holocaust studies.

Nuremberg played a critical role at both the beginning and end of the
Holocaust. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived Jews of their citizenship
and civil rights. Beginning in 1945, the Nuremberg Trials brought the
perpetrators of Nazi war crimes to justice. We find it touching that the
City of Nuremberg has seen fit to commemorate its victims by publishing
this book and by making this material available on JewishGen.

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
Yizkor Book Project

Joyce Field
jfield@nlci.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching SHAPIRO/WINOGRAD - NY from Belarus #general

Bill Brittain <brittain@...>
 

I am seeking descendants of Frida WINOGRAD (VINOGRAD) and Yankel SHAPIRO.
They had a son Morris and grandson Milton SHAPIRO who were living in NYC in
the 1940's They came >from the Grodno Gubernia (around Kobrin).

Thanks for any information..Dara Markowitz

WINOGRAD/VINOGRAD - Kobrin/Horodec, Belarus
MEZDRICH/MARKOWITZ - Kobrin, Belarus
BUSHWITZ - Bialystok
PEARLMAN - Bialystok


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Philadelphia passenger lists index #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Marcia Meyers <marciarthur@email.msn.com> wrote:

I have been using the Pittsfield archives - however I need
information concerning arrival in Philadelphia - both index &
passenger list. Is there anywhere else I might find the
Philadelphia material?
Yes, microfilms of the Philadelphia passenger arrival lists
and indexes are available at several of the National Archives
regional branches.

To find out which branch archives holds which microfilms,
consult the National Archives' web site. There is a link
from the JewishGen FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions")
document at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>;.
Go to the section on "Passenger Lists", and click on the
link "Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals: A Select Catalog
of National Archives Microfilm Publications".

The Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals microfilm catalog
will tell you what is available, port by port, year by
year, reel by reel. Near the bottom of that web page
there is a list telling which regional archives holds
which microfilms.

And you can always borrow of these National Archives
microfilms at any LDS Family History Center.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dutch translating #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded -- I have the translation, which brought me
back two more generations, and added several new names to reasearch!

//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

Searching:

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha, Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN - Hungary; NYC; DU BOFF/MEISTROFF - Russia; NYC; Nassau County, NY
KANEFSKY/KANEVSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod (Kirovgrod), Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ... VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary or Czechoslavakia; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Getting modern record from Hungary #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

About a year ago, I queried a search firm about obtaining the death recod
-to find the name of the parents- of a relative who died in Budapest in
1937; I have the exact date. I was quoted a price of $125. This seemed
steep to me for something requiring minimal searching, & I had other,
cheaper avenues to explore first. These have gone nowhere, & I'm back to
that death record. Does anyone have experience in getting such a recent
record? Is $125 reasonable for Hungary? Thanks!

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewishgen success story! #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

To tell you the truth, ever since I discovered Tracie's old message
about Senia Solomonoff, I have wanted to get rid of the set of photocopies I
made for her of the articles I found about Senia at the Lincoln Center Library
for Performing Arts! I didn't want to put them in the paper recycling bin,
although I was tempted to many times, so that's one reason why I tried to find
her current email address. :-)

Another reason was that I felt that connecting Vitaly and Tracie was an
oblique way of repaying the many kindnesses Jewishgenner MIchael Chen has done
for me in finding much material about my grandfather's first cousin, Gregor
Zvi Belkowsky, and in translating the Rappaport chapter >from the Yizkor book
on Podwolochisk

I also wanted to compensate for the many benefits I have received from
Jewishgen and its participants.

Besides, I enjoyed this match-making very much! I only hope that Vitaly,
who is at present living in a sort of limbo between two cities (Kiev and
Nurnberg), and Tracie in Florida can someday meet and embrace.

Naomi
Nfatouros@aol.com
98/10/05


Weekly Update on the All Lithuanian Database #lithuania

Anne Rothman <aroth@...>
 

Dear LitvakSIGgers;

This is the first of a series of weekly updates on how the All Lithuanian
Database (ALD) is coming along. As you are all probably aware we are
begining to input the records >from the Siauliai 1858 Revision Lists. We
have lots of handwritten records waiting to be typed into tables to be
incorporated into the ALD. This will take some time, and when done these
records will be added to the ALD. As this is our first big set of records
we are unsure how long it will take. This has been a learning process for
us all. We are busy creating processes to deal with all the data we have
incoming. PLEASE PLEASE be patient with us all as we all learn together.

from what I understand the Vilkomer records are in the pipeline and will be
input after we have completed inputting Siauliai.

This will be (G-d willing) the first of many weekly updates. If you feel I
have forgotten something or have additiona questions concerning the
Database management, please feel free to contact me.

I would like to wish all of my fellow Litvaks a Shana Tova.

Anne Morris Rothman
LitvakSIG Database Manager

Can't resist
Searching:
ROTHSCHILD, GOLDMAN, STARVISKY >from Vibalis
PALNITSKY >from Kalvarija
GOODMAN, ALPERT >from Marijampole


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Weekly Update on the All Lithuanian Database #lithuania

Anne Rothman <aroth@...>
 

Dear LitvakSIGgers;

This is the first of a series of weekly updates on how the All Lithuanian
Database (ALD) is coming along. As you are all probably aware we are
begining to input the records >from the Siauliai 1858 Revision Lists. We
have lots of handwritten records waiting to be typed into tables to be
incorporated into the ALD. This will take some time, and when done these
records will be added to the ALD. As this is our first big set of records
we are unsure how long it will take. This has been a learning process for
us all. We are busy creating processes to deal with all the data we have
incoming. PLEASE PLEASE be patient with us all as we all learn together.

from what I understand the Vilkomer records are in the pipeline and will be
input after we have completed inputting Siauliai.

This will be (G-d willing) the first of many weekly updates. If you feel I
have forgotten something or have additiona questions concerning the
Database management, please feel free to contact me.

I would like to wish all of my fellow Litvaks a Shana Tova.

Anne Morris Rothman
LitvakSIG Database Manager

Can't resist
Searching:
ROTHSCHILD, GOLDMAN, STARVISKY >from Vibalis
PALNITSKY >from Kalvarija
GOODMAN, ALPERT >from Marijampole


Yizkor Book Translation Project is one year old #general

Martin Kessel <mkessel@...>
 

It's hard to believe that it has been only one year since the Yizkor Book
Project put our first translation on the web. October 6, 1997 was the
date we announced the translation of Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow) chapter
from Pinkas Ha-kehillot. Today we have 41 translations online, and 10 more
are in hands of our four HTML volunteers -- giving us more than 50
translations in our first year. Most of these are documents that were
never previously available to the English-speaking world. A heartfelt
congratulations to Joyce Field, our tireless Translations Manager, who has
kept us on track, pushing donors, copyright holders, translators,
volunteers, and myself to keep up with the her pace and make this material
available as quickly as possible.

Today we put three new translations online:

- Nuremberg, Germany - database of Victims of Shoah >from a forthcoming
book published by the Nuremberg City Archives. Described in detail a
separate announcement >from Joyce.

- Delyatin, Ukraine - unpublished list of Soviet citizens of Deliatyn shot
by German-Fascist invaders, >from documents of a Soviet Commission for the
investigation of military crimes 1944-46. The fifth of a series of lists
transliterated by Alexander Dunai and contributed by Mr. Dunai, Joyce
Field, and Susannah Juni.

- Krynki, Poland - Necrology >from Pinkas Krynki. The first of a number of
lists provided to us by Ellen Sadove Renck and the Grodno Genealogy Group.

In addition, Joel Alpert, has recently expanded two of his yizkor book web
pages:

- Dokshitsy, Belarus - now includes many translated chapters, in addition
to name lists >from Dokshitzy Yizkor Book.

- Kybartai, Lithuania - numerous photographs and facsimiles added to Yizkor
book translation.

All of our translations are accessible from
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>;. Our thanks to all who
have helped with this important work.

Martin Kessel, Project Manager mkessel@jewishgen.org
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project

For information about the Yizkor Book Project,
visit our Web page at: <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/>;
or send a blank e-mail message to: <yizkor2@jewishgen.org>


Searching: Leonard RAKOW #general

Burt Zolotar
 

If anyone has any information in their trees of a Leonard RAKOW, born
Nov 26 1909 and died Sep 19, 1987 (a long-term resident fo the Bronx,
NY) please email me directly (at bzolotar@best.com).

Burt Zolotar


25% response to 'mass mailing' to JGFF sources #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

Although this thread seems to have petered out some days ago, I'd like to
add my 2 cents' worth, as my views seem singular. Yes, 25% is a great
response to a mass mailing to a sample of the general public, but JGFF
sources are NOT the general public. They're a self-selected group who
wishes to share their information with anyone else who's interested! I
have responded to every query citing JGFF that has shown up in my box
because of this. Although I've had only a few hits for my names on JGFF,
my response has been much higher than 25%: I'd be pretty discouraged
otherwise. However, I must note the unsettling experience of discovering
that a hit on a name I just found was someone to whom I'd sent information
about a year before that, but receiving no response [and no bounce] when
it was my turn to ask for information!

Irene Newhouse
Kihei Hawaii


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation Project is one year old #general

Martin Kessel <mkessel@...>
 

It's hard to believe that it has been only one year since the Yizkor Book
Project put our first translation on the web. October 6, 1997 was the
date we announced the translation of Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow) chapter
from Pinkas Ha-kehillot. Today we have 41 translations online, and 10 more
are in hands of our four HTML volunteers -- giving us more than 50
translations in our first year. Most of these are documents that were
never previously available to the English-speaking world. A heartfelt
congratulations to Joyce Field, our tireless Translations Manager, who has
kept us on track, pushing donors, copyright holders, translators,
volunteers, and myself to keep up with the her pace and make this material
available as quickly as possible.

Today we put three new translations online:

- Nuremberg, Germany - database of Victims of Shoah >from a forthcoming
book published by the Nuremberg City Archives. Described in detail a
separate announcement >from Joyce.

- Delyatin, Ukraine - unpublished list of Soviet citizens of Deliatyn shot
by German-Fascist invaders, >from documents of a Soviet Commission for the
investigation of military crimes 1944-46. The fifth of a series of lists
transliterated by Alexander Dunai and contributed by Mr. Dunai, Joyce
Field, and Susannah Juni.

- Krynki, Poland - Necrology >from Pinkas Krynki. The first of a number of
lists provided to us by Ellen Sadove Renck and the Grodno Genealogy Group.

In addition, Joel Alpert, has recently expanded two of his yizkor book web
pages:

- Dokshitsy, Belarus - now includes many translated chapters, in addition
to name lists >from Dokshitzy Yizkor Book.

- Kybartai, Lithuania - numerous photographs and facsimiles added to Yizkor
book translation.

All of our translations are accessible from
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>;. Our thanks to all who
have helped with this important work.

Martin Kessel, Project Manager mkessel@jewishgen.org
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project

For information about the Yizkor Book Project,
visit our Web page at: <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/>;
or send a blank e-mail message to: <yizkor2@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Leonard RAKOW #general

Burt Zolotar
 

If anyone has any information in their trees of a Leonard RAKOW, born
Nov 26 1909 and died Sep 19, 1987 (a long-term resident fo the Bronx,
NY) please email me directly (at bzolotar@best.com).

Burt Zolotar


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 25% response to 'mass mailing' to JGFF sources #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

Although this thread seems to have petered out some days ago, I'd like to
add my 2 cents' worth, as my views seem singular. Yes, 25% is a great
response to a mass mailing to a sample of the general public, but JGFF
sources are NOT the general public. They're a self-selected group who
wishes to share their information with anyone else who's interested! I
have responded to every query citing JGFF that has shown up in my box
because of this. Although I've had only a few hits for my names on JGFF,
my response has been much higher than 25%: I'd be pretty discouraged
otherwise. However, I must note the unsettling experience of discovering
that a hit on a name I just found was someone to whom I'd sent information
about a year before that, but receiving no response [and no bounce] when
it was my turn to ask for information!

Irene Newhouse
Kihei Hawaii