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Lithuania WWII Survivors Home Opens #lithuania

DBH12345
 

Forwarded >from Morris P. Kagan by David Hoffman

<<October 9, 1998

Lithuania WWII Survivors Home Opens

Filed at 2:15 p.m. EDT

By The Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- As part of a German-funded compensation
program, the first in a series of retirement homes for Holocaust
survivors opened Friday in Lithuania.

The center, which has 30 two-room apartments, a dining room and a
doctor's office, was paid for by a German government fund.

During Germany's 1941-44 occupation, over 90 percent of Lithuania's
240,000 Jews were killed -- one of the highest rates in Nazi-occupied
Europe.

Today, fewer than 1,000 Holocaust survivors remain in Lithuania.

After Lithuania became independent in 1991, Jewish groups began lobbying
for compensation similar to that provided by Germany to Jews living in
the West and in Israel.

But while many Lithuanian Jews called for direct cash payments, Bonn
refused, opting instead to spend about $1.2 million building health care
facilities like the new retirement home.

Some Jewish leaders in Lithuania have criticized the program, saying
many elderly Jews prefer living on their own or with their families and
so would not benefit >from the compensation package. >>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuania WWII Survivors Home Opens #lithuania

DBH12345
 

Forwarded >from Morris P. Kagan by David Hoffman

<<October 9, 1998

Lithuania WWII Survivors Home Opens

Filed at 2:15 p.m. EDT

By The Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- As part of a German-funded compensation
program, the first in a series of retirement homes for Holocaust
survivors opened Friday in Lithuania.

The center, which has 30 two-room apartments, a dining room and a
doctor's office, was paid for by a German government fund.

During Germany's 1941-44 occupation, over 90 percent of Lithuania's
240,000 Jews were killed -- one of the highest rates in Nazi-occupied
Europe.

Today, fewer than 1,000 Holocaust survivors remain in Lithuania.

After Lithuania became independent in 1991, Jewish groups began lobbying
for compensation similar to that provided by Germany to Jews living in
the West and in Israel.

But while many Lithuanian Jews called for direct cash payments, Bonn
refused, opting instead to spend about $1.2 million building health care
facilities like the new retirement home.

Some Jewish leaders in Lithuania have criticized the program, saying
many elderly Jews prefer living on their own or with their families and
so would not benefit >from the compensation package. >>


Ian Shochet #general

Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson <tracibear@...>
 

Ian,

Sent me info. this morning trying to make a family connection. The
email he sent me keeps bouncing back. Would some nice soul see if there
is a listing for him on the jewishgen page as I currently do not have
access. If there is an email or snail mail address. It would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks for any efforts extended!

Traci :-)
Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We have checked both the JewishGen archives and email list prior to posting this request.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ian Shochet #general

Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson <tracibear@...>
 

Ian,

Sent me info. this morning trying to make a family connection. The
email he sent me keeps bouncing back. Would some nice soul see if there
is a listing for him on the jewishgen page as I currently do not have
access. If there is an email or snail mail address. It would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks for any efforts extended!

Traci :-)
Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We have checked both the JewishGen archives and email list prior to posting this request.


Searching: Yisroel SCHUR #general

W874 <w874@...>
 

Lived in Volozhin around 100 years ago, sold chickens.

Had 10 daughters, 1 son.

Anyone who knows anything about this person or family, let me know !!

Many thanx.

Irving Wiener


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Yisroel SCHUR #general

W874 <w874@...>
 

Lived in Volozhin around 100 years ago, sold chickens.

Had 10 daughters, 1 son.

Anyone who knows anything about this person or family, let me know !!

Many thanx.

Irving Wiener


Avraham, brother of the Gaon #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

I believe Avraham , Maggid of Shklov and brother of the VG, wrote a book
'Ma'alos hatorah' Does anyone know the date of publication?

Hope a pleasant Succos is being enjoyed by all,

Ben Elton


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Avraham, brother of the Gaon #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

I believe Avraham , Maggid of Shklov and brother of the VG, wrote a book
'Ma'alos hatorah' Does anyone know the date of publication?

Hope a pleasant Succos is being enjoyed by all,

Ben Elton


Banat-Werschetz #general

Nikola Roth <nikon@...>
 

I'm searching for any informations, documents, personal stories...anything
that could help in saving the memory of the Jewish Life in the city of
Vrsac (Werschetz or Versecz), Banat, Yugoslavia.

Thank you

Nikola Roth


OPPENHEIMER in Paramaribo, NY, & Netherlands #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
A new OPPENHEIMER twist and turn in my SURNAMER research trail showed up
recently. While doing research in a Dutch archive, my 7th cousin, Jetty,
learned of a family named OPPENHEIMER which was inquiring back in 1934 about a
possible bequest to them >from the ancient Suriname estate of my 6th great-
uncle, Gerrit Jacobs.
The OPPENHEIMERS named on this list included Albert in Cleveland, Ohio;
Julius, Arnold, George all in NY, and Paul in Amsterdam, Holland. All five
were brothers, and named as sons of a Leopold OPPENHEIMER who had passed away
Feb. 7, 1926, in Paramaribo, Suriname.
It is not yet known how these six OPPENHEIMERS might be connected to the
main SURINAMER /ZURNAMER family tree, though it is thought that a Gerzon
OPPENHEIMER (b. 1818 Germany?) and an Abraham OPPENHEIMER (b. circa 1813?)
were married to two sisters, Judith and Lea, great-granddaughters of Esther
Isaac HaCohen, who was the sister of Gerrit Jacobs.
Since Esther Isaac HaCohen was my 6th great grandmother, I'm sure you all
can understand how I have a strong vested interest in learning how I may or
may not be related to all these particular OPPENHEIMERS mentioned!!! {GRIN!}
I have already perused the JGFF (Jewish GEN Family Finder), FTJP (Family
Tree of the Jewish People), and SSDI (Social Security Death Index), but there
actually seem to be too many OPPENHEIMER possibilities there to try treading
these routes. Any other leads, tie-ins, or suggestions always gratefully
accepted.
Shalom,
Judith Shulamith Langer-Surnamer Caplan
<Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Banat-Werschetz #general

Nikola Roth <nikon@...>
 

I'm searching for any informations, documents, personal stories...anything
that could help in saving the memory of the Jewish Life in the city of
Vrsac (Werschetz or Versecz), Banat, Yugoslavia.

Thank you

Nikola Roth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OPPENHEIMER in Paramaribo, NY, & Netherlands #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
A new OPPENHEIMER twist and turn in my SURNAMER research trail showed up
recently. While doing research in a Dutch archive, my 7th cousin, Jetty,
learned of a family named OPPENHEIMER which was inquiring back in 1934 about a
possible bequest to them >from the ancient Suriname estate of my 6th great-
uncle, Gerrit Jacobs.
The OPPENHEIMERS named on this list included Albert in Cleveland, Ohio;
Julius, Arnold, George all in NY, and Paul in Amsterdam, Holland. All five
were brothers, and named as sons of a Leopold OPPENHEIMER who had passed away
Feb. 7, 1926, in Paramaribo, Suriname.
It is not yet known how these six OPPENHEIMERS might be connected to the
main SURINAMER /ZURNAMER family tree, though it is thought that a Gerzon
OPPENHEIMER (b. 1818 Germany?) and an Abraham OPPENHEIMER (b. circa 1813?)
were married to two sisters, Judith and Lea, great-granddaughters of Esther
Isaac HaCohen, who was the sister of Gerrit Jacobs.
Since Esther Isaac HaCohen was my 6th great grandmother, I'm sure you all
can understand how I have a strong vested interest in learning how I may or
may not be related to all these particular OPPENHEIMERS mentioned!!! {GRIN!}
I have already perused the JGFF (Jewish GEN Family Finder), FTJP (Family
Tree of the Jewish People), and SSDI (Social Security Death Index), but there
actually seem to be too many OPPENHEIMER possibilities there to try treading
these routes. Any other leads, tie-ins, or suggestions always gratefully
accepted.
Shalom,
Judith Shulamith Langer-Surnamer Caplan
<Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, New York


Re: Bzenc community [sp?] #general

Don Saklad <dsaklad@...>
 

There a number of towns and shtetls with similar
names to Bzenc.

Which one of them would be Bzenc ?



Don Kempner Warner Sheml Saklad
2 Linwood Place Cambridge MA 02139-1525 USA
tel. & fax 617-661-9650

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/2464
alternate email: dsaklad@gnu.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bzenc community [sp?] #general

Don Saklad <dsaklad@...>
 

There a number of towns and shtetls with similar
names to Bzenc.

Which one of them would be Bzenc ?



Don Kempner Warner Sheml Saklad
2 Linwood Place Cambridge MA 02139-1525 USA
tel. & fax 617-661-9650

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/2464
alternate email: dsaklad@gnu.org


Need help with Yiddish(?) signature #general

Gswetsky <gswetsky@...>
 

If you're fluent in Yiddish and Hebrew script, could you please look at my
great-grandfather's second wife's signature? I think it may be the only clue
to her maiden name.

The URL is http://www.GeoCities.com/Heartland/Prairie/4621/Sarah.htm

Thanks!

Gerry Swetsky <gswetsky@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with Yiddish(?) signature #general

Gswetsky <gswetsky@...>
 

If you're fluent in Yiddish and Hebrew script, could you please look at my
great-grandfather's second wife's signature? I think it may be the only clue
to her maiden name.

The URL is http://www.GeoCities.com/Heartland/Prairie/4621/Sarah.htm

Thanks!

Gerry Swetsky <gswetsky@aol.com>


A Town Named Libau #general

Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
For all those with research interests in Latvia, I highly recommend that you
take a look at this contribution made possible thru the efforts of the
Yizkor Book SIG. I finally found the time to access and download this
complete English version of the original 36 page booklet. I certainly wish I
had had the opportunity to do so prior to my trip to Libau (Liepaja) Latvia
in the summer of 1997. It would have added much depth and meaning to my
short visit in that town. But even now, it has helped to add considerable
substance to my memories of the place.

"A Town Named Libau" can be accessed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/libau.html

Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

Searching: FRIEDLANDER/Ventspils, LEVINSON/Grobin,Ventspils,
HERTZBERG/Tukums, BERSHADSKY/Tulchin also: Liepaja, Goldingen, Pilten


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Town Named Libau #general

Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
For all those with research interests in Latvia, I highly recommend that you
take a look at this contribution made possible thru the efforts of the
Yizkor Book SIG. I finally found the time to access and download this
complete English version of the original 36 page booklet. I certainly wish I
had had the opportunity to do so prior to my trip to Libau (Liepaja) Latvia
in the summer of 1997. It would have added much depth and meaning to my
short visit in that town. But even now, it has helped to add considerable
substance to my memories of the place.

"A Town Named Libau" can be accessed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/libau.html

Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

Searching: FRIEDLANDER/Ventspils, LEVINSON/Grobin,Ventspils,
HERTZBERG/Tukums, BERSHADSKY/Tulchin also: Liepaja, Goldingen, Pilten


Re: the name Miriam/Magdalena #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-10-06 21:46:05 EDT, bnnch@internet-zahav.net cited my
comment:

==Only among Christians would there be any association between Magdalena and
any of the derivatives of Miriam such as Mary, Maria.

and apparently wanted to argue the point. He wrote

<<My Dutch founding father, originating >from Oestinghausen(Prussia) had at the
"naamsaanneming" in 1812-the Napoleon edict on the adoption of
a family name-a daughter named Maria.I have the certificate to prove
it.He was very much a religious Jew, and calling his than a year and a
half old daughter Maria, seemingly didn't bother him.In the kille
Maria was known as "Mietje".It all points to Miriam.
==That's the point. Marie and Maria, derivatives of Miriam, are to be found
in Jewish families; Magdalena is a most unlikely name for a Jewish woman.

He adds:
<<Needless to say that they (and me) are pure Ashkenazim. As my teacher at a
course on genealogy by the Diaspora Museum (Beth Hatfutsoth-Tel Aviv) used to
say:- in genealogy everything is possible. >>
==Can we please get away >from this sort of statement that smells of "racial
purity"? Besides which, such a statement cannot be true. Sephardi and
Ashkenazi Jews "seprated" comparatively lately, and there was always migration
and intermarriage. Or as bnnch himself quoted: << in genealogy everything is
possible>>. Including having unexpected ancestors >from another country.

BTW: my English teacher told me that if something is "needless to say," it
doesn't need to be said" <g>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the name Miriam/Magdalena #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-10-06 21:46:05 EDT, bnnch@internet-zahav.net cited my
comment:

==Only among Christians would there be any association between Magdalena and
any of the derivatives of Miriam such as Mary, Maria.

and apparently wanted to argue the point. He wrote

<<My Dutch founding father, originating >from Oestinghausen(Prussia) had at the
"naamsaanneming" in 1812-the Napoleon edict on the adoption of
a family name-a daughter named Maria.I have the certificate to prove
it.He was very much a religious Jew, and calling his than a year and a
half old daughter Maria, seemingly didn't bother him.In the kille
Maria was known as "Mietje".It all points to Miriam.
==That's the point. Marie and Maria, derivatives of Miriam, are to be found
in Jewish families; Magdalena is a most unlikely name for a Jewish woman.

He adds:
<<Needless to say that they (and me) are pure Ashkenazim. As my teacher at a
course on genealogy by the Diaspora Museum (Beth Hatfutsoth-Tel Aviv) used to
say:- in genealogy everything is possible. >>
==Can we please get away >from this sort of statement that smells of "racial
purity"? Besides which, such a statement cannot be true. Sephardi and
Ashkenazi Jews "seprated" comparatively lately, and there was always migration
and intermarriage. Or as bnnch himself quoted: << in genealogy everything is
possible>>. Including having unexpected ancestors >from another country.

BTW: my English teacher told me that if something is "needless to say," it
doesn't need to be said" <g>