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Name question ~ 19th century Szrensk, Russia (Poland) #general

bernerfolk
 

I'm looking at the JRI index for Szrensk, Poland for the FRAJDENBERG
family. There is a birth record for Wolew in 1858. There are two
entries for one death record, one reads: Zulek FREYDENBERG and the
other Wulek FRAJDENBERG. I have two questions regarding these records:

~ I know they are for the same family, can I assume Wolew = Wulek = Zulek?

~ I've not come across this name before and I don't see it in the names
database. Is it related to other names, maybe Wolf?

Also >from a Szrensk document, the mother of the groom on an 1881 marriage
record has been translated (transliterated?) as "Khudessa born Kitaeva" or
"Hudessa >from Kitajews" being the "latin". I suspect this is a patronymic
or a surname but it's not a familiar name to me. I don't at present have
a good scan of the document to post on viewmate, is it possible to make
sense of the transliteration I have >from what I've posted here?

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name question ~ 19th century Szrensk, Russia (Poland) #general

bernerfolk
 

I'm looking at the JRI index for Szrensk, Poland for the FRAJDENBERG
family. There is a birth record for Wolew in 1858. There are two
entries for one death record, one reads: Zulek FREYDENBERG and the
other Wulek FRAJDENBERG. I have two questions regarding these records:

~ I know they are for the same family, can I assume Wolew = Wulek = Zulek?

~ I've not come across this name before and I don't see it in the names
database. Is it related to other names, maybe Wolf?

Also >from a Szrensk document, the mother of the groom on an 1881 marriage
record has been translated (transliterated?) as "Khudessa born Kitaeva" or
"Hudessa >from Kitajews" being the "latin". I suspect this is a patronymic
or a surname but it's not a familiar name to me. I don't at present have
a good scan of the document to post on viewmate, is it possible to make
sense of the transliteration I have >from what I've posted here?

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA.

(Jamaica) IAJGS Member JGS Jamaica President Featured in AP Story on Jamaica and Jewish Tourism Hope for Fading Community #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS member Jamaica Jewish Genealogy Society President Ainsley Henriques is
featured in an Associated Press article on the hopes that Jewish tourism can
help the fading community. There are photos of Sha'are Shalom- but not
enough people for a minion on Shabbat. In the 1800's there were 2,500 Jews
and 8 synagogues on the Island country-today 200 congregants-most over 50
years old-- and one synagogue remain. This Kingston synagogue evolved out of
Sephardic conservative traditions but adopted liberal practices >from both
British and American Reform movements. The hope is for the community to
remain. Jewish tourism appears to be the financial underpinning of this
fragile community. Ainsley preserves the community's memories through is
Jamaica Jewish Genealogical Institute. Some of the history of Jamaica is
told in the book "Pirates of the Caribbean" where some Sephardic Jews became
pirates who plundered galleons.

When the British ruled Jamaica, Jews were the core of the merchant class and
colonial Jamaica gave Jews voting rights in 1831-years before they obtained
the same rights in Britain-and by 1847 8 Jews were serving in the House of
Assembly.

The article also mentions Jewish tourism is important in the US Virgin
Islands and Curacao.

To read the article and see more photos go to: http://tinyurl.com/n6l3dnt
Original url:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0544393d0baa425a91ab0f810d0642ae/jamaica-hopes-jewish-tourism-can-help-fading-community

Thank you to Jewish Genner Randy Herschaft of the Associated Press for
sharing the story with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Jamaica) IAJGS Member JGS Jamaica President Featured in AP Story on Jamaica and Jewish Tourism Hope for Fading Community #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS member Jamaica Jewish Genealogy Society President Ainsley Henriques is
featured in an Associated Press article on the hopes that Jewish tourism can
help the fading community. There are photos of Sha'are Shalom- but not
enough people for a minion on Shabbat. In the 1800's there were 2,500 Jews
and 8 synagogues on the Island country-today 200 congregants-most over 50
years old-- and one synagogue remain. This Kingston synagogue evolved out of
Sephardic conservative traditions but adopted liberal practices >from both
British and American Reform movements. The hope is for the community to
remain. Jewish tourism appears to be the financial underpinning of this
fragile community. Ainsley preserves the community's memories through is
Jamaica Jewish Genealogical Institute. Some of the history of Jamaica is
told in the book "Pirates of the Caribbean" where some Sephardic Jews became
pirates who plundered galleons.

When the British ruled Jamaica, Jews were the core of the merchant class and
colonial Jamaica gave Jews voting rights in 1831-years before they obtained
the same rights in Britain-and by 1847 8 Jews were serving in the House of
Assembly.

The article also mentions Jewish tourism is important in the US Virgin
Islands and Curacao.

To read the article and see more photos go to: http://tinyurl.com/n6l3dnt
Original url:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0544393d0baa425a91ab0f810d0642ae/jamaica-hopes-jewish-tourism-can-help-fading-community

Thank you to Jewish Genner Randy Herschaft of the Associated Press for
sharing the story with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Two Free Webinars: UK: Female Ancestors Who Served in WWl; US- Board of Certification of Genealogists #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

If you had female ancestors serving during WW l for the UK this webinar may
of interest. In keeping with the centennial of the beginning of World War l,
archives are presenting new exhibits and offering webinars. The (UK)
National Archives is offering a free webinar on 16 March, 2015 16:00 (UK
time) for one hour on: "Tracing Your Ancestors: Women in the Military
Services During World War l". This includes women serving in the Women's
Royal Air Force, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Women's Royal Navy Service,
Voluntary Aid Detachment, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and Merchant Navy
Marine.

To register for the webinar go to: http://tinyurl.com/jwbzyw5

Original url:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-women-in-the-military-services-during-first-world-war-tickets-14991832976

For any questions regarding the format or webinar login process please
contact webinars@....

During the webinar you will be able to interact with the archive staff and
other researchers taking part in the webinar as well as seeing/hearing the
presentation onscreen.
---

The Board of Certification of Genealogists has announced a free webinar open
to all:

"Elementary, My Dear Watson! Solving Your Genealogy Puzzles with Clues You
Already Have" with James M. Baker CG on 17 March 2015 at 8:00-9:30PM EDT.
The program will offer step-by-step approaches for using inferential and
analytic thinking to solve genealogy programs using naming patterns,
birth/marriage witness data, sibling research, timelines and family
migrations. There is no charge but space is limited.

Mr. Baker is an active genealogist for the past 15 years, specializing in
German, Midwest U.S., and early American research. He has written articles
for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Magazine and NGS Quarterly. He
has given more than 100 genealogy presentations during the past three years
at local, regional, and national events.

To register with your name and email address go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2391757013757559042 .
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.

To check the time zone in your area go to the world clock:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

For more information see: http://blog.bcgcertification.org/

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to the free BCG webinar.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two Free Webinars: UK: Female Ancestors Who Served in WWl; US- Board of Certification of Genealogists #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

If you had female ancestors serving during WW l for the UK this webinar may
of interest. In keeping with the centennial of the beginning of World War l,
archives are presenting new exhibits and offering webinars. The (UK)
National Archives is offering a free webinar on 16 March, 2015 16:00 (UK
time) for one hour on: "Tracing Your Ancestors: Women in the Military
Services During World War l". This includes women serving in the Women's
Royal Air Force, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Women's Royal Navy Service,
Voluntary Aid Detachment, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and Merchant Navy
Marine.

To register for the webinar go to: http://tinyurl.com/jwbzyw5

Original url:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-women-in-the-military-services-during-first-world-war-tickets-14991832976

For any questions regarding the format or webinar login process please
contact webinars@....

During the webinar you will be able to interact with the archive staff and
other researchers taking part in the webinar as well as seeing/hearing the
presentation onscreen.
---

The Board of Certification of Genealogists has announced a free webinar open
to all:

"Elementary, My Dear Watson! Solving Your Genealogy Puzzles with Clues You
Already Have" with James M. Baker CG on 17 March 2015 at 8:00-9:30PM EDT.
The program will offer step-by-step approaches for using inferential and
analytic thinking to solve genealogy programs using naming patterns,
birth/marriage witness data, sibling research, timelines and family
migrations. There is no charge but space is limited.

Mr. Baker is an active genealogist for the past 15 years, specializing in
German, Midwest U.S., and early American research. He has written articles
for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Magazine and NGS Quarterly. He
has given more than 100 genealogy presentations during the past three years
at local, regional, and national events.

To register with your name and email address go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2391757013757559042 .
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.

To check the time zone in your area go to the world clock:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

For more information see: http://blog.bcgcertification.org/

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to the free BCG webinar.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Holocaust: German/Austrian Jews in Croatia #general

Lande
 

The following website identifies Jews who perished/survived in Croatia in
the 1940s.
http://www.cendo.hr/BAZAZrtava.aspx

from this database I have extracted the names of those Jews born in Berlin
(27), Hamburg (2), Frankfurt (1), Breslau (4), Vienna (107) and Graz (9) and
entered them into a small database. The listing includes surnames, maiden
and given names, years and places of birth and given names of fathers. The
fate of each person, perished/survived, is given but the information is
sometimes confusing, i.e. a person is listed both as perishing and
surviving. I suggest that researchers go direct to the website but would be
happy to send my database to anyone who prefers this.

A brief check indicates that many/most of these names do not appear in the
Gedenkbuch -- presumably since the information does indicate when an
individual left Germany and victims are only included if they resided in
Germany after 1933. They also do not turn up in DOEW, for reasons unknown.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust: German/Austrian Jews in Croatia #general

Lande
 

The following website identifies Jews who perished/survived in Croatia in
the 1940s.
http://www.cendo.hr/BAZAZrtava.aspx

from this database I have extracted the names of those Jews born in Berlin
(27), Hamburg (2), Frankfurt (1), Breslau (4), Vienna (107) and Graz (9) and
entered them into a small database. The listing includes surnames, maiden
and given names, years and places of birth and given names of fathers. The
fate of each person, perished/survived, is given but the information is
sometimes confusing, i.e. a person is listed both as perishing and
surviving. I suggest that researchers go direct to the website but would be
happy to send my database to anyone who prefers this.

A brief check indicates that many/most of these names do not appear in the
Gedenkbuch -- presumably since the information does indicate when an
individual left Germany and victims are only included if they resided in
Germany after 1933. They also do not turn up in DOEW, for reasons unknown.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

Re: jri-pl digest: March 14, 2015 #poland

TAFKASnyc@...
 

Anna Bikont is a very well respected Polish-American journalist who has
really been fearless in uncovering and ferreting out truths >from those who
might have wanted to hide them. Jedwabne's older residents for the most part
are pretty anti-Semitic and make little secret of it. Agnieszka Arnold's
"Sasiedzi" ("Neighbors") was the first expose of the events of July 1941 in
Jedwabne and it spawned the book by Jan Tomasz Gross. Another volume I can
recommend for researchers or genealogists or anyone with an interest in the
history is "Thou Shalt Not Kill: Poles on Jedwabne".

For a kind of fictionalized dramatization of a story loosely based on the
Jedwabne murders; the Polish suspense film "Aftermath" stirred up a lot of,
um, commentary.

I have been to Jedwabne several times and have good friends in the town
and in the area; one of whom was so inspired by my family history and my kind
of "Everything Is Illuminated" style of immersion travel that he grew
through his formative years seeking out Jewish culture to preserve and
protect. He is now one of the assistants to the President of the Festiwal
Kultury Zydowskiej, the Jewish Culture Festival which is one of Poland's
biggest and best summer festivals and is happening in Krakow June 29 -
July 5 of this year and to which I urge anybody who can to attend;
this is the 25th year of the Festival and the first time I myself will
attend to celebrate with my friends and co-protectors of our heritage
from my ancestral towns of Sokoly, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Zambrow,
Bialystok, Jedwabne. Lomza, and other places around Poland and around
the world..... In memory of those who came before, including the
following known to have been on the forced march >from the Jedwabner
Rynek to Bronoslowski's barn on July 10, 1941: Peltyel Serwetarz
and his wife Chaja Frejda Biednowicza Serwetarza with their two
young sons, Leizer and Chana Apfelbaum and their children; and to the
memory of those >from the following families who escaped to the fields
or were hidden by Poles who risked their lives to hide them: Biednowicz,
Piorko, Kubrzanski.

I eagerly await Anna's book. If I recall correctly she spoke with me
sometime back when I was young and stupid and thought I was going to
head on over there and slap Jedwabne's collective face. Ive learned
since that the only way to attract attention is constructive and open
dialogue with receptive and forward thinking folks who can help make
a difference on the ground.

Jedwabne is a bit of a sticky wicket indeed for anybody whose families
lived there and who were not able to get out before the war. In my
family nobody wanted to speak of it, I only knew the name of the town
from when I was a young boy and asked my Great Grandfather who lived
there; where we were >from and he told me "a town called Jedwabne" and
I said I wanted to go there and he jumped like a fish hooked on a
line but recovered immediately and patted my 6 year old head and said
in that lilting Polish Yiddish accent that we all remember >from Ocean
Parkway..... "Vaddya vant to go dere fahr? Zey're all komming here!".
Later I asked a distant cousins whose Kubrzanski and Biednowicz
parents had lived there if anyone remembered anything about the
place and was told "Yes, but dont ask. Just. Dont. Ask". Ive since
done quite a lot of asking, to be sure that nobody forgets.

Robert Becker
Oakland CA / Lake Placid NY

STARBEKER / BECKER - Tiraspol, Bendery, Kishinev, Moldova, GRINSPAN -
Akkerman, Ukraine, KOPYTOWSKI - Sokoly, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Ciechanowiec,
Losice, Poland, BIEDNOWICZ - Jedwabne, Lomza, Gac, Drozdowo, Poland, PIORKO -
Lomza, Zambrow, Grajewo, Jedwabne, Poland, and other related families:
GILERT, MALOWANY, DECHTER, BRZEZINA, MOSKOWITZ, BOLTANSKY, DIAMOND, KUREK,
LUPIAN, WONDOLOWICZ, BLUMENBLATT, GERSHKOVICH


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Subject: A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@...>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:07:39 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What
happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further
into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv

Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-
jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source
=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday
%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's
publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information
of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: March 14, 2015 #poland

TAFKASnyc@...
 

Anna Bikont is a very well respected Polish-American journalist who has
really been fearless in uncovering and ferreting out truths >from those who
might have wanted to hide them. Jedwabne's older residents for the most part
are pretty anti-Semitic and make little secret of it. Agnieszka Arnold's
"Sasiedzi" ("Neighbors") was the first expose of the events of July 1941 in
Jedwabne and it spawned the book by Jan Tomasz Gross. Another volume I can
recommend for researchers or genealogists or anyone with an interest in the
history is "Thou Shalt Not Kill: Poles on Jedwabne".

For a kind of fictionalized dramatization of a story loosely based on the
Jedwabne murders; the Polish suspense film "Aftermath" stirred up a lot of,
um, commentary.

I have been to Jedwabne several times and have good friends in the town
and in the area; one of whom was so inspired by my family history and my kind
of "Everything Is Illuminated" style of immersion travel that he grew
through his formative years seeking out Jewish culture to preserve and
protect. He is now one of the assistants to the President of the Festiwal
Kultury Zydowskiej, the Jewish Culture Festival which is one of Poland's
biggest and best summer festivals and is happening in Krakow June 29 -
July 5 of this year and to which I urge anybody who can to attend;
this is the 25th year of the Festival and the first time I myself will
attend to celebrate with my friends and co-protectors of our heritage
from my ancestral towns of Sokoly, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Zambrow,
Bialystok, Jedwabne. Lomza, and other places around Poland and around
the world..... In memory of those who came before, including the
following known to have been on the forced march >from the Jedwabner
Rynek to Bronoslowski's barn on July 10, 1941: Peltyel Serwetarz
and his wife Chaja Frejda Biednowicza Serwetarza with their two
young sons, Leizer and Chana Apfelbaum and their children; and to the
memory of those >from the following families who escaped to the fields
or were hidden by Poles who risked their lives to hide them: Biednowicz,
Piorko, Kubrzanski.

I eagerly await Anna's book. If I recall correctly she spoke with me
sometime back when I was young and stupid and thought I was going to
head on over there and slap Jedwabne's collective face. Ive learned
since that the only way to attract attention is constructive and open
dialogue with receptive and forward thinking folks who can help make
a difference on the ground.

Jedwabne is a bit of a sticky wicket indeed for anybody whose families
lived there and who were not able to get out before the war. In my
family nobody wanted to speak of it, I only knew the name of the town
from when I was a young boy and asked my Great Grandfather who lived
there; where we were >from and he told me "a town called Jedwabne" and
I said I wanted to go there and he jumped like a fish hooked on a
line but recovered immediately and patted my 6 year old head and said
in that lilting Polish Yiddish accent that we all remember >from Ocean
Parkway..... "Vaddya vant to go dere fahr? Zey're all komming here!".
Later I asked a distant cousins whose Kubrzanski and Biednowicz
parents had lived there if anyone remembered anything about the
place and was told "Yes, but dont ask. Just. Dont. Ask". Ive since
done quite a lot of asking, to be sure that nobody forgets.

Robert Becker
Oakland CA / Lake Placid NY

STARBEKER / BECKER - Tiraspol, Bendery, Kishinev, Moldova, GRINSPAN -
Akkerman, Ukraine, KOPYTOWSKI - Sokoly, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Ciechanowiec,
Losice, Poland, BIEDNOWICZ - Jedwabne, Lomza, Gac, Drozdowo, Poland, PIORKO -
Lomza, Zambrow, Grajewo, Jedwabne, Poland, and other related families:
GILERT, MALOWANY, DECHTER, BRZEZINA, MOSKOWITZ, BOLTANSKY, DIAMOND, KUREK,
LUPIAN, WONDOLOWICZ, BLUMENBLATT, GERSHKOVICH


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Subject: A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@...>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:07:39 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What
happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further
into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv

Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-
jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source
=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday
%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's
publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information
of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

(Jamaica) IAJGS Member JGS Jamaica President Featured in AP Story on Jamaica and Jewish Tourism Hope for Fading Community #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS member Jamaica Jewish Genealogy Society President Ainsley Henriques is
featured in an Associated Press article on the hopes that Jewish tourism can
help the fading community. There are photos of Sha'are Shalom- but not
enough people for a minion on Shabbat. In the 1800's there were 2,500 Jews
and 8 synagogues on the Island country-today 200 congregants-most over 50
years old-- and one synagogue remain. This Kingston synagogue evolved out of
Sephardic conservative traditions but adopted liberal practices >from both
British and American Reform movements. The hope is for the community to
remain. Jewish tourism appears to be the financial underpinning of this
fragile community. Ainsley preserves the community's memories through is
Jamaica Jewish Genealogical Institute. Some of the history of Jamaica is
told in the book "Pirates of the Caribbean" where some Sephardic Jews became
pirates who plundered galleons.

When the British ruled Jamaica, Jews were the core of the merchant class and
colonial Jamaica gave Jews voting rights in 1831-years before they obtained
the same rights in Britain-and by 1847 8 Jews were serving in the House of
Assembly.

The article also mentions Jewish tourism is important in the US Virgin
Islands and Curacao.

To read the article and see more photos go to: http://tinyurl.com/n6l3dnt
Original url:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0544393d0baa425a91ab0f810d0642ae/jamaica-hopes-jewish-tourism-can-help-fading-community

Thank you to Jewish Genner Randy Herschaft of the Associated Press for
sharing the story with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (Jamaica) IAJGS Member JGS Jamaica President Featured in AP Story on Jamaica and Jewish Tourism Hope for Fading Community #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS member Jamaica Jewish Genealogy Society President Ainsley Henriques is
featured in an Associated Press article on the hopes that Jewish tourism can
help the fading community. There are photos of Sha'are Shalom- but not
enough people for a minion on Shabbat. In the 1800's there were 2,500 Jews
and 8 synagogues on the Island country-today 200 congregants-most over 50
years old-- and one synagogue remain. This Kingston synagogue evolved out of
Sephardic conservative traditions but adopted liberal practices >from both
British and American Reform movements. The hope is for the community to
remain. Jewish tourism appears to be the financial underpinning of this
fragile community. Ainsley preserves the community's memories through is
Jamaica Jewish Genealogical Institute. Some of the history of Jamaica is
told in the book "Pirates of the Caribbean" where some Sephardic Jews became
pirates who plundered galleons.

When the British ruled Jamaica, Jews were the core of the merchant class and
colonial Jamaica gave Jews voting rights in 1831-years before they obtained
the same rights in Britain-and by 1847 8 Jews were serving in the House of
Assembly.

The article also mentions Jewish tourism is important in the US Virgin
Islands and Curacao.

To read the article and see more photos go to: http://tinyurl.com/n6l3dnt
Original url:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0544393d0baa425a91ab0f810d0642ae/jamaica-hopes-jewish-tourism-can-help-fading-community

Thank you to Jewish Genner Randy Herschaft of the Associated Press for
sharing the story with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Seeking obits from Cleveland (held in Chicago), Chicago area, and NJ #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. I've been told that there were supposedly obituaries for some
family members in The Jewish Independent out of Cleveland, and I was
wondering if someone might be able to help me to obtain them. I live in
Washington, DC, and have access to tons of papers at The Library of Congress
and would be happy to reciprocate. (Obviously, this is one paper that they
don't have.) The Library of Congress indicates that Center for Research
Libraries in Chicago

http://catalog.crl.edu/search/Y?SEARCH=jewish%20independent%20cleveland&searchscope=1
[or http://tinyurl.com/q63v8jp --Mod.]

has certain issues as well as Western Reserve Historical Society
in Cleveland

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045254/holdings/

In The Jewish Independent (Cleveland), I am looking for:

- Nathan ARONOWSKY (died 3/1/32)
- Ida ARONOWSKY (died 12/25/51)
- Natalie BLUM (died 6/17/48)
- Rose BLUM (died 7/7/56)

Additionally, I'm seeking obituaries >from the following in NJ and the
Chicago area (and I do *not* have particular knowledge that they definitely
exist):

- William PERLE in The Bergen Record (NJ, died 1/7/57)
- Miriam/Minnie PERLE in The Jersey Journal (NJ, died 11/23/66)
- Sheldon BLUM in the Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs, 9/1/99)

Thanks for any help! Obviously, please just reply directly to me. :)

David Perle
Washington, DC
Researching ARONOWSKY, BLUM, PERLE, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB, KROLL,
PRZEGRODA, etc...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking obits from Cleveland (held in Chicago), Chicago area, and NJ #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. I've been told that there were supposedly obituaries for some
family members in The Jewish Independent out of Cleveland, and I was
wondering if someone might be able to help me to obtain them. I live in
Washington, DC, and have access to tons of papers at The Library of Congress
and would be happy to reciprocate. (Obviously, this is one paper that they
don't have.) The Library of Congress indicates that Center for Research
Libraries in Chicago

http://catalog.crl.edu/search/Y?SEARCH=jewish%20independent%20cleveland&searchscope=1
[or http://tinyurl.com/q63v8jp --Mod.]

has certain issues as well as Western Reserve Historical Society
in Cleveland

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045254/holdings/

In The Jewish Independent (Cleveland), I am looking for:

- Nathan ARONOWSKY (died 3/1/32)
- Ida ARONOWSKY (died 12/25/51)
- Natalie BLUM (died 6/17/48)
- Rose BLUM (died 7/7/56)

Additionally, I'm seeking obituaries >from the following in NJ and the
Chicago area (and I do *not* have particular knowledge that they definitely
exist):

- William PERLE in The Bergen Record (NJ, died 1/7/57)
- Miriam/Minnie PERLE in The Jersey Journal (NJ, died 11/23/66)
- Sheldon BLUM in the Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs, 9/1/99)

Thanks for any help! Obviously, please just reply directly to me. :)

David Perle
Washington, DC
Researching ARONOWSKY, BLUM, PERLE, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB, KROLL,
PRZEGRODA, etc...

A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv
Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A New Book About What Happened to the Jews In Jedwabne #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most of us have read or are at least aware of the atrocities that occurred
during the week of July 10, 1941-to towns in NE Poland: including Jedwabne,
Radzilow, Stawiski, ( my ancestral town), Wasosz and others. What happened
in Jedwabne-over half of the towns 1600 Jews were put in a barn and were
burned alive--was described in the seminal book "Neighbors" by Jan Gross in
2000, and the then president, President Aleksander Kwasniewski apology of
the Poles role in Jedwabne's mass slaughter in 2001 (he lost his bid for
reelection several months later).

A new book will be published in September, "The Crime and the Silence", by
Anna Bikont, a Polish journalist and columnist. This book looks further into
what happened with interviews of survivors of the town and whether today's
residents have faced the past. The Forward has interviewed Ms. Bikont which
can be read at: http://tinyurl.com/mml42gv
Original url:
http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/216559/meet-the-long-lost-jews-of-jedwabne/?utm_content=DailyNewsletter_TopArea_Position-2_Headline&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-03-14

I have no affiliation with Ms. Bikont, The Forward or the book's publisher,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #general

Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Mühringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis’ mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Daïnow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Inès Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #general

Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Mühringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis’ mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Daïnow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Inès Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)

Re: Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz #lodz #poland

Elizabeth Erlich
 

Ariel,

You could try JewishGen which contains "Pinkas HaNitzolim - Register
of Jewish Survivors" as part of its Holocaust Database. My mother
survived that transport and is listed there.

Good luck!
Elizabeth Erlich

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: summer 1944 Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz
From: Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:07:33 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

we are looking for any information in regards to our g, grandfather
who was sent >from Ghetto Lodz to Auschwitz in 1944 (probably in
August) where he perished.

Is there any list of the 1944 Lodz deportees that have survived the war?

kind regards
Ariel Kubi

Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz #lodz #poland

Elizabeth Erlich
 

Ariel,

You could try JewishGen which contains "Pinkas HaNitzolim - Register
of Jewish Survivors" as part of its Holocaust Database. My mother
survived that transport and is listed there.

Good luck!
Elizabeth Erlich

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: summer 1944 Lodz Ghetto deportation to Auschwitz
From: Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:07:33 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

we are looking for any information in regards to our g, grandfather
who was sent >from Ghetto Lodz to Auschwitz in 1944 (probably in
August) where he perished.

Is there any list of the 1944 Lodz deportees that have survived the war?

kind regards
Ariel Kubi