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CLUJ/KOLOZSVAR GHETTO-looking for list of people taken to Kolozsvar ghetto #holocaust

Mihai Grunfeld
 

Hi, Does anyone have or know where to find a list of people taken to the Kolozsvar/Cluj ghetto?
Mihai Grunfeld

Mihai Grunfeld

Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies

Chair, Vassar College Lifelong Learning Institute

Box 451

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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ROBERT GOLDSTEIN from Poltova, Ukraine #ukraine

Deanna Levinsky
 

I need help in finding any information about Robert Goldstein, born in
Poltova, Ukraine about 1872.
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #poland #yizkorbooks

Bruce Drake
 

Occasionally, I come across a chapter in a Yizkor book that is a fable, and some have been about the devil trying to cause Jews to stray from their pious paths. This one, “The Devil was out of Work,” from the Yizkor book of Shebreshin (Szczebrzeszyn), Poland has to be the oddest of those I’ve encountered so far, and perhaps I should preface it with “Parental discretion is advised.”

R' Shmuel Yakov one day noticed that the devil was standing beside him.

So R'Shmuel forced a cheerful expression on his face. He extended his arm to the devil and asked, “How are you, R' Devil.”

“Oy, R'Shmuel, I don't feel so good.”

“Probably overworked yourself, R' Devil, because it's very hard now to make Jews sin. It's no small matter.”

And from there, the Devil launches into tales of how he lured Jews into temptation. I’ll let him speak for himself.


URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/3125069960848471?__tn__=K-R


Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD


Harry Chernicoff home town #latvia #courland

Mark Shernicoff
 

My grandfather Harry Chernicoff applied for citizenship in 1915 and on that form (see attached) listed his hometown as something like Windorv Russia.  I know that he was from somewhere around Courland/Kurland as he's buried in one of the Kurland plots at Mount Zion Cemetery in Maspeth Queens and is listed as a member of The Kurlander Young Men's Mutual Aid Society on Jewish Gen. Can anyone help me with the name of the town.

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Re: Russian translation of gravesone of Leyzer Eydelshteyn #general #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

Hi Marilyn, It was a lot of tombstone looking the same in the time of first half of lust century.  It's represent a tree with broken branches, like life what broke in the end.  In my cemetery  in Bobruisk still you can see a lot of tombstone looking a like.

Michael Ryabinky


Re: Ottoman Jews during WW1 #general

Alan Kolnik
 

Try "Lawrence and Aaronsohn", by Ronald Florence. Not exactly your topic, bnut has a great deal of information about the WW I period in Palestine and the Nili group

Alan Kolnik


Re: Searching for Shoikhet and Chausovsky families currently in Lithuania #lithuania

Efraim
 

My Mom maiden name was Shoihet, but her family lived in Proskurov, Ukraine, where I was born too. This is a popular last name as it is related to a popular among Jews profession. 


JERETZKY Family #unitedkingdom

jonesthereme@...
 

Good morning,

I am researching Harris Wolfe Jeretzky who died 1847 Manchester, England.  It is thought he was born in Prussia at the end of 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century.  He had 3 children by a Welsh woman named Elizabeth who was born at Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales.  The names of the children are George Harris Wolfe Jeretzky (b. 1829), Mary Jeretzky (b.1830) and Rosetta Jeretzky (b.1833).  All children were born at Swansea, Wales.  It is not definitely known Harris was Jewish but I have come across the first name Harris when researching other Jewish families.

What I am looking for is the ancestors of Harris and where he was born.

Any help with this research would be much appreciated.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Regards,

Brian Jones


Re: KATCHOP-Ukrainian Slavic language #ukraine

Efraim
 

I was born and raised in Ukraine, but I never heard this word before. I will ask around, out of curiosity.


Re: Change relationship default in FamilyTreeMaker #austria-czech #general

Paul Chirlin
 

You  may have a problem with who is chosen as the preferred spouse in a marriage where one or both persons had multiple spouses.  The program defaults to the one entered first I believe. It can be changed using the relationship tab and then adjusting for preferred spouse.  I don't think there is an option for having the relationship calculator work differently for different people in the tree.  It defaults to what it thinks is the most direct route.


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

mhstevens144@...
 

Hi,

It certainly helped me here in Canada.  The German lawyer I used was:

Dr. Esther Weizsäcker

Siewer Weizsäcker Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftgesellschaft mbB

Potsdamer Straße 86

D-10785 Berlin

GERMANY


Best of luck,

Marc Stevens
Toronto


Re: Byten necrology #belarus

Max Heffler
 

Somehow it had gotten lost in the shuffle but I have just received it and will get it formatted and uploaded – hopefully in this quarter’s update

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Alan Tapper via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2020 7:35 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Byten necrology #belarus

 

David, thank you for looking but I provided the entire necrology lists in the Byten yizkor book of which I know there were at least 14 members of the Mendelewicz family as well as over 100 other names.  Donations were made to translate the list and a beginning of the Yizkor book as well.

Technically, we may still own land there and were planning a trip which unfortunately I had to cancel. My wife’s family was there until 1942.  Her mother was born in Baranovich and another large part of the family lived in Slonim.

Alan Tapper

 


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Edwin Maria LANDAU, Zürich

Dick Plotz
 

[Resubmitting with a proper #switzerland hashtag. My original
submission configured the hashtag incorrectly.]

The writer Edwin Maria LANDAU
<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Maria_Landau>, son of Edwin
LANDAU and Julie WOLLHEIM of Koblenz, died in Zürich in 2001, age 96.
An obituary mentions two sons but does not name them. I am interested
in getting in touch with the sons, if they are alive, or further
descendants.

Julie Wollheim was a descendant of the WEISSWEILLER family of
Frankfurt, and through them to the GOLDSCHMIDT, OPPENHEIM, and
ultimately my wife's ancestral WALLICH family of Bonn.

If you have any information on the sons of Edwin Maria Landau, please
contact me privately at Dick@... or geneal@... .

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


Byten necrology #belarus

Alan Tapper
 

David, thank you for looking but I provided the entire necrology lists in the Byten yizkor book of which I know there were at least 14 members of the Mendelewicz family as well as over 100 other names.  Donations were made to translate the list and a beginning of the Yizkor book as well.

Technically, we may still own land there and were planning a trip which unfortunately I had to cancel. My wife’s family was there until 1942.  Her mother was born in Baranovich and another large part of the family lived in Slonim.

Alan Tapper


Translation of document #translation

Elise
 

Can someone please translate this document for me? I'm not sure if this document is in Russian or Polish. The document mentions an ancestor, Ryfka Miller or Mejler. Thank you very much!


Re: Does anyone have (or have link to) Burgpreppach records (looking for KAHN) - matrikeln, B/M/D, etc? #germany

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Rob

Here is some information about the history of the jewish comunity of Burgpreppach.
There are also listed the names of people mentionned in the Matrikelliste of 1817.
http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/burgpreppach_synagoge.htm

Here are some information and pictures of the jewish cemetery of Burgpreppach.
http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/burgpreppach_friedhof.htm
http://www.hdbg.de/juedische-friedhoefe/friedhoefe/friedhof_burgpreppach.php

Here is some information about the history of the jewish comunity of Reckendorf.
http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/reckendorf_synagoge.htm

Here are some information and pictures of the jewish cemetery of Reckendorf.
(With links to the transcription and translation of the inscriptions and pictures of 395 tombstones)
http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/reckendorf_friedhof.htm

Regards
Corinne Iten


Re: Are we related? If so, how? #general

tzipporah batami
 

One advice I received from an unrelated survivor with same name. Look at patterns of first names in the other family. If they are not the same it is likely unrelated.


Re: Given name naming patterns in Latvia, 1800s-1900s #latvia

Nancy Seibert
 

I found the same naming pattern in my family from Latvia, and it carried over for sons born in the US after the family immigrated. True for every son. Eventually, the question popped-up in another blog. One answer was that it was a practice among Prussian Jews.
My thought is that this pattern may have been an effort to preserve the traditional religious Hebrew/Yiddish naming pattern "son's given name + ben + father's given name"  after governments began to require adoption of an approved surname - but leaving out "ben" to conform to the law.

Nancy Seibert 


Yizkor Book in the UK #yizkorbooks

Roger Cookson
 

Can you please tell me where in the UK I can buy volumes 1and 2 of the Brest Litovsk book?
Thanks

Sent from my IPad.


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

David Seldner
 

Well, I did it myself, already had all the papers through my research and had them notarized in the States. The application lists what you have to know and the form is available in English. Look under https://www.bva.bund.de/DE/Services/Buerger/Ausweis-Dokumente-Recht/Staatsangehoerigkeit/Einbuergerung/Anspruch/02-Vordrucke_E_A/02_04_E_A_Paket/02_04_EA_Paket_node.html, at the end of the page.
If your application was denied and you want to give it another try, it might make sense to hire a lawyer.
Actually, I am not even sure you have to prove the connections - if you have the dates and locations I think they have to check whether it is correct. I gave them the papers because I already had them and was told they only have to verify it. Getting the documents should not be that difficult, writing to the municipal archives should do the job. If have a lawyer do it, you will have to pay for it and German lawyers may charge less than US lawyers but still more than enough :-)

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David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...