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Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Hilary Osofsky
 


I want to thank one and all who so quickly and ably responded to my query about the status of the former Neveklarsfeld website (www,neveklarsfeld.org) databases.
 
There is a good amount of information and many suggestions in these responses which, for better or worse, I now have plenty of time to investigate.
 
Wishing everyone a safe weekend.
 
Hilary (Stein) Osofsky
Orinda, California


May is Jewish American Heritage Month #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Ever since 2006, by presidential proclamation May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. President Trump issued the 2020 proclamation on April 29th. To read this year’s proclamation see:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-jewish-american-heritage-month-2020/

 

In 2018, the National Museum of American Jewish History became the home of JAHM. Jewish American Heritage Month is now led by the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), located in Philadelphia, PA,  NMAJH is the country’s only institution dedicated to telling the story of American history through the lens of the Jewish experience.

 

Organizations around the country are showing the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and celebration.


To learn more about JAHM see: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

To read “Only in America Stories” such as Sandy Koufax, Emma Lazarus, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein , Barbara Streisand, and more see: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

Learn more in American Jewish History, art, and culture with resources from the JAHM partners including:

“I Shall Appear Fearless: Military Nursing in World War l –National Museum of American Jewish History

https://www.nmajh.org/exhibitions/ww2-nursing/

 

The Emma Lazarus Project   American Jewish Historical Society

https://ajhs.org/emma-lazarus-project

 

The Legacy of Survivor Eva Kor  Candles Holocaust Museum

https://candlesholocaustmuseum.org/eva-kor/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


2020 IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein
 

The organizers of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies (IAJGS) 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy
announce the following. Further details can be found on the Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ) Page on our conference website at: IAJGS2020.org

1 May 2020 - Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS
has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our
conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed.
Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has
already registered for the conference. Hotel cancellations should be
handled directly with the hotel. We are currently exploring options for
a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will
be released as they become available.

On behalf of Robinn Magid, Ken Bravo and Jay Sage,
Chuck Weinstein
40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Communications Director


Re: In Memory of Zvi Bernhardt #israel #jgs-iajgs

Joyce Field
 

I was shocked and saddened this morning to learn of Zvi Bernhardt’s sudden death. I have many pleasant memories of Zvi during my time at JewishGen when we worked together on projects that benefitted  both Yad Vashem and JewishGen.

 

First of all, I recall Zvi as a man of humility, integrity, and menschlikkeit, an honorable and selfless man whose word was his bond, who never sought glory for himself, whose primary goal was to rescue the names and lives of Jews lost to the Holocaust. 

 

It may not be widely known how important Zvi was to the development of JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project and the Holocaust Database.  I recall one morning in 2000 about 7 am my phone rang and it was Zvi calling from Jerusalem with a stunning proposal of cooperation. He proposed that JewishGen’s large cadre of volunteers be enlisted to transliterate Yad Vashem’s large number of datafiles, which then would be included in JewishGen’s Holocaust Database as well as Yad Vashem’s  database of names. I was so excited that I could barely contain myself. I immediately called Susan King, who was as elated as I was and we agreed that we would move forward expeditiously. As Zvi wanted to side step bureaucratic delays of Yad Vashem’s legal department, we agreed that JewishGen would draft a memorandum of agreement between our two organizations. We did and the data sharing arrangement was announced at the 2000 IAJGS 

Conference. 

 

This initial arrangement between Yad Vashem and JewishGen led to many other fruitful initiatives, including Yad Vashem’s donation to us of the transliteration of many necrologies in yizkor books as well as considerable assistance with the Pinkasim HaKehillot and many other projects too numerous to list. Especially noteworthy is Yad Vashem’s help with the Pinkas HaNitzolim in the Holocaust Database.  The introductions to both volumes l and ll describe Zvi’s assistance with this massive project, which would never have been done without him.

 

This symbiotic arrangement was the precursor for similar arrangements with other institutions. This arrangement would not have been possible without Zvi Bernhardt, representing Yad Vashem.

 

My thoughts and prayers are extended to Zvi’s family and to Yad Vashem.

 

Joyce Field


Other names for Ruth #names #hungary

RaichieS@...
 

My grandmother had a sister and several first cousins named Ruth.  I believe they were all named after someone from her mother's family in Kezmarok, today in Slovakia.  What other names would a Ruth be named after?
Thank you,
Rachel Snyder
Los Angeles

GERMANSKY: Eisiskes/, Lithuania
BROURMAN: Birlad, Romania, Kishinev, Moldova
WIDLANSKY: Voronova, Belarus
HANOVER: Kezmarok, Slovakia; Sebes, Slovakia?
POLLAK: Kezmarok, Slovakia; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia
SCHNEIDER: Volin/volinya Ukraine
GELLER: Rowno/Rivne Ukraine


Rabbi Avrohom Lichtshtein #rabbinic #poland

A Man
 

Good afternoon, 
 
I'm looking for any information on Rabbi Avrohom Lichtshtein. His father was Eliezer lipman.  
According to his hebrew books he printed it seams like he passed away in the 1820's or 30's
He was Rabbi in many cities in his lifetime.  From his books it seems like he was Rabbi in lask and proshnitz in Poland and some other places. 
I'm really wondering if and who his children were. 
 
Thank you in advance 
Jacob


2020 IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein
 

The organizers of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy announces the following. Further details can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page on our conference website at: IAJGS2020.org. 

 

1 May 2020 – Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed.  Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has already registered for the conference.  Hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel.  We are currently exploring options for a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will be released as they become available.

 

On behalf of Conference Organizers Robinn Magid, Ken Bravo, and Jay Sage

 

Chuck Weinstein

40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Communications Director


Translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Ukraine (Rozhnyativ) available at reduced price #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Perehinsko, Broszniow, Swaryczow,
and Environs
      Other towns covered in the book are Dolina, Stanislawow, Stryj, and Lvov.

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $59.95, available from JewishGen for $38

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Rozhnyativ.html
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project


Translation need #translation

b_nye008@...
 

I believe the attached is a birth record for my great grandmother Sura Leja born in Lithuania and on the JRI-Poland.

Barbara Kahn Nye


Re: Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Risa Heywood
 

You may already be familiar with the following resources but they cover some of the areas in which you are interested:

1944 Budapest Housing Census - This census was done in preparation for moving the Jews of Budapest to yellow-star houses. It was only found recently within the walls of a Budapest apartment. They are now available through the local archives to be searched online. See the following links,  https://qz.com/556567/a-budapest-couple-unearthed-a-holocaust-era-census-while-remodeling-their-apartment/ and https://hungaricana.hu/hu/adatbazisok/leveltari-iratgyujtemeny/lakas-adatszolgaltatasi-ivek-adatbazisa/ (in Hungarian). 

I found some amazing member lists of forced labor battalions on YadVashem, not through the Shoah Names Database, but through The Document Archives, https://documents.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en&page=advanceSearch. There are a number of these lists but the names on them are not searchable. I used keywords in a Title search such as, list AND "forced labor". I would try several different, similar searches because I don't know if they are consistently indexed.

I have also searched for the Neveklarsfeld lists without success. While in Budapest in 2017, I inquired in person about the lists at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. The English-speaking researcher there did not know their whereabouts.

Also, The Politics of Genocide by Randolph L. Braham, a 2-volume series, has some information on individual labor battalions. It's also just a great resource for understanding the history of the battalions.
--
Risa Daitzman Heywood
Arizona


Re: Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general

Barbara Kenzer
 

Peter,

I will be happy to help.

Barbara Kenzer 
Buffalo Grove IL


On Fri, May 1, 2020, 2:19 PM Lande <pdlande@...> wrote:
Volunteers are needed to enter names into a database from a 107 page ledger book held at the USHMM listing Jews scheduled to be deported in 1944 from Sered, Slovakia.  Each volunteer would receive 10 pages with 30 names per page. No language skill is required but good eyesight and patience would be useful. Familiarity with Slovak town names would be a bonus.
 
This is an unusual collection since, unlike earlier Slovak deportations which went north to death camps, these Jews were primarily sent to camps located in Germany where some may have survived.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general

Lande
 

Volunteers are needed to enter names into a database from a 107 page ledger book held at the USHMM listing Jews scheduled to be deported in 1944 from Sered, Slovakia.  Each volunteer would receive 10 pages with 30 names per page. No language skill is required but good eyesight and patience would be useful. Familiarity with Slovak town names would be a bonus.
 
This is an unusual collection since, unlike earlier Slovak deportations which went north to death camps, these Jews were primarily sent to camps located in Germany where some may have survived.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Re: Manifest Question #poland

jbonline1111@...
 

It's entirely possible that he traveled by himself claiming an older age or with another relative of another surname.  My grandfather came to America with an uncle, but was separated from him at Ellis Island, so he lied about his age.  This was in 1905.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


JewishGen Webinar this Sunday: Tracing your your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition records (SPANISH) #JewishGenUpdates #sephardic

Avraham Groll
 

**This Sunday 5/3 @ 1:00 PM EDT - Tracing your your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition records (SPANISH)**
 
JewishGen.org is pleased to partner together with the American Sephardi Federation in presenting this important webinar by Genie Milgrom, a well known author and expert on Crypto-Judaic studies. We will be announcing an ENGLISH version of this presentation shortly.
 
Advance Registration Required: Please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EPT0-7cvSqefuBrR82Vagw?fbclid=IwAR2kDug7xZJL0hmskjZQYtBVPDY6G5aHvcaiwJSf3JWApklUz65hE87LdEM

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


In memory of Zvi Bernhardt z'l #holocaust #announcements #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear JewishGen Community,
 
We were extremely saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Zvi Bernhardt, z'l, who was both Deputy Manager of the Hall of Names, and Deputy Manager of the Consulting Department at Yad VaShem in Israel.
 
He worked with JewishGen and many other organizations to ensure information and records would be accessible as widely as possible, and he constantly made himself available to anyone who sought his assistance. 
 
His dedication and commitment to Jewish genealogy has no doubt enabled thousands of people to both identify relatives, and learn about the Holocaust, and he will be tremendously missed.
 
May the entire Bernhardt family be consoled among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Another source for information on the Labor Battalion is the Hungarian War Archives at http://www.hadifogoly.hu/web/hadifogoly/search

It’s in Hungarian but relatively easy to search WWII military deaths including Labor Battalion with some names of father (apja) and mother (anyja), birthplace (szul.hely) and birth date (szul.ido)

Vivian Kahn
--
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Re: Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Have you checked the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website? The page at https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=33482 includes the following information:

As of Spring 2013 the Neveklarsfeld.org website and its searchable names database have no longer been available online, with just a "placeholder" webpage offering sale of the Neveklarsfeld.org web domain instead. Since 2015 the now-defunct Neveklarsfeld.org website's dataset of 174,748 name entries and associated metadata drawn from a variety of sources, including the books 'Counted Remnant' and the 'Nevek = Shemot = Names' irregular monographic series of Hungarian-related name registers have been included in the 'Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database--Name Search' system found online at http://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php as the source named "[Names from the Nevek Project] (ID: 39683)."
Vivian Kahn
Santa Rosa, California


Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary
From: Hilary Osofsky
Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:58:32 PDT
Does anyone know whether all of the information on the former Neveklarsfeld website (www.neveklarsfeld.org) has been transferred elsewhere, and whether it is currently on-line?

To date, Yad Vashem seems not to have the deportation information that was formerly available on Neveklarsfeld - at least not as to my family members.

I'm particularly interested in the status of the following lists:

- Jews conscripted for forced labor by the Hungarian government
- Jews prior to deportation drawn up by Hungarian officials
- Surviving Jews registered in Budapest after World War II

Thank you.

Hilary (Stein) Osofsky
Orinda, California

NUERNBERGER Zalesie, Podolinec, Hagy, Soporna, Vysne Ruzbachy, Hafka, Presov, and environs
WOLF Huncovce, Vysne Ruzbachy, Bucovce, Malý Slavkov, Satu Mare, and environs
REICHER Benadikova, Vrutky, Halvan, and environs
FRIEDLENDER Benadikova and environs
STEIN Vychodna, Kral'ova Lehota, Liptovsky Hradok, Zalesie, Budapest, and environs

--
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


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

Bruce Drake
 

“On the day of the liquidation, as though heaven sent, there arrived a peasant acquaintance, Vasil Vaika from Kozmatch, to save me and my child.”

So begins the account of Chana Weinheber-Hacker from the Yizkor book of Kolomey (Kolomyya, Ukraine). It is one of several testimonies in a chapter titled “Khurbn,” the Yiddish for Holocaust. As the sound of shooting from the ghetto made clear that the extermination of Jews there had begun, Weinheber-Hacker found herself in peril from an “old witch” who threatened to reveal her hiding place to the Gestapo unless she was given more money — and the amount increased by the hour.

After three days, the peasant showed up with his wagon. “The Escape,” as this testimony is called, began “with fear of death and hope of being saved” for the three women, including Weinheber-Hacker, who were dressed to look like peasant women whose husbands had been called to work in Kolomey, and their children, hidden under the hay. The group reached a new hiding place where they crowded — seven people in all — in a small attic over a cow’s stall.

“The peasant was a wonderful person. He rightfully wanted to keep us alive even though he knew very well that his head was at stake.” The danger for him was very real, and ultimately Weinheber-Hacker and her group had to undertake a new journey to safety.

 

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/3003573262998142?__tn__=K-R

 

Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD


In Memory of Zvi Bernhardt #israel #jgs-iajgs

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) is deeply saddened to
hear of the passing of Zvi Bernhardt, Deputy Director of the Hall of
Names at Yad Vashem.

Our organization, as well as many of the individuals that make up our
leadership and members, worked closely with Zvi on a multitude of
projects over his years working at Yad Vashem, from the earliest days
of our organization (and earlier) to as recently as this week. We will
miss him, as both a colleague and as a friend.

It is hard to express the shock we feel at this loss. An empty void is
left behind in the worlds of Holocaust research and Jewish genealogy,
two areas that he worked in and tried to integrate.

To his colleagues at Yad Vashem, and in the many organizations that
worked with him, we share in your sorrow.

To his family, we offer our deepest condolences. May God comfort you
among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

זכר צדיק לברכה

With a heavy heart,

Philip Trauring
President, IGRA


Re: Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Lewis, Megan
 

The names are now part of USHMM's Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database, https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php.

Megan Lewis, reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum