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Re: How to prove residence in Warszaw at 1936-1938 period #poland

BERLINE Nicole <nicole.berline@...>
 

Anita, I had the same problem as you do. I could not find any official
records of my grandparents, not even the birth record of my mother ,
born in Warsaw in 1917, because the books were destroyed during the war.
However I found three traces of my elusive grandfather Berek ROTENSZTEJN

1) http://genealogyindexer.org/

The 1908 and 1909 Warsaw Address and Business Directories contain in
principle a full list of Warsaw residents, not only those who had a
phone number ( contrary to the directories for later years).

on the same wonderful website,
I also found my grandfather in the member list of
Warsaw Jewish Commercial Employees' Mutual Aid Association Report
(all years >from 1897 until 1930).

2) http://warszawa.getto.pl/

also a wonderful database. Search by name under "people"

My grandfather is listed in the "gaz list" ( ironically, this is not not
a list of people who were gassed in the death camp of Treblinka, as my
grandfather most likely was, but a list of people who had to pay a gaz
bill, as of 1942... )

3) The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names
http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en
A man who escaped the ghetto and later emigrated to Israel wrote pages
of testimony for everyone he could remember. It turned out he lived in
the same building as my grand-parents. Thanks to help of israelian
genealogists, I was able to find his daughter!

Best wishes
Nicole Berline, Paris. ROTENSZTEJN, SIETYNER (Warsaw, Zamosc). BERLIN
(Derechin)

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Subject: How to prove residence in Warszaw at 1936-1938 period ?
From: "Anita Hasson" <anihasson@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:39:20 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

I'am wondering how could I prove,
that my father lived in Warszaw before the war,
at-least in the period of 1936-1938?

Is there any Cenzus of Warszaw inhabitants
by that time - or any administrative list to check?
(No private phone on their name by that time).

Thanking in advance for good advice -
Anita Hasson (Kagan),
Israel.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: How to prove residence in Warszaw at 1936-1938 period #poland

BERLINE Nicole <nicole.berline@...>
 

Anita, I had the same problem as you do. I could not find any official
records of my grandparents, not even the birth record of my mother ,
born in Warsaw in 1917, because the books were destroyed during the war.
However I found three traces of my elusive grandfather Berek ROTENSZTEJN

1) http://genealogyindexer.org/

The 1908 and 1909 Warsaw Address and Business Directories contain in
principle a full list of Warsaw residents, not only those who had a
phone number ( contrary to the directories for later years).

on the same wonderful website,
I also found my grandfather in the member list of
Warsaw Jewish Commercial Employees' Mutual Aid Association Report
(all years >from 1897 until 1930).

2) http://warszawa.getto.pl/

also a wonderful database. Search by name under "people"

My grandfather is listed in the "gaz list" ( ironically, this is not not
a list of people who were gassed in the death camp of Treblinka, as my
grandfather most likely was, but a list of people who had to pay a gaz
bill, as of 1942... )

3) The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names
http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en
A man who escaped the ghetto and later emigrated to Israel wrote pages
of testimony for everyone he could remember. It turned out he lived in
the same building as my grand-parents. Thanks to help of israelian
genealogists, I was able to find his daughter!

Best wishes
Nicole Berline, Paris. ROTENSZTEJN, SIETYNER (Warsaw, Zamosc). BERLIN
(Derechin)

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Subject: How to prove residence in Warszaw at 1936-1938 period ?
From: "Anita Hasson" <anihasson@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:39:20 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

I'am wondering how could I prove,
that my father lived in Warszaw before the war,
at-least in the period of 1936-1938?

Is there any Cenzus of Warszaw inhabitants
by that time - or any administrative list to check?
(No private phone on their name by that time).

Thanking in advance for good advice -
Anita Hasson (Kagan),
Israel.


OPPENHEIM from Brno #austria-czech

annewebber.uk@...
 

Can anyone help with gaps in my research into the
descendants of Adolf OPPENHEIM born in 1829 in Hotzenplotz and his
wife Pauline née AUSPITZER, born in 1853 in Lomnitz, Moravia?  
 
They had eight sons, Isidor Wolfram, Albin Josef, Max,
Victor, Moritz Friedrich, Ernst, Johann and Carl Ervin, all born between 1873
and 1886 in Brünn.  
 
Ernst, who was born in 1883, had three wives. The
first was Anna or Anni, the second Marietta REICH, daughter of  Karl and
Jeanette nee BAUER also of Brünn, and the third was Hanna. 

Ernst left
Europe in 1939 with Marietta and reached Palestine by 1940. They then went to
Los Angeles where Ernst's older brother Albin Josef OPPENHEIM lived. Albin, born in 1875, died
in Los Angeles in 1945, apparently without children. I don't know if Ernst
had any children and can't find any trace of Marietta after the war. Ernst died
in 1972 in Vienna, where he'd gone back to live in 1963 with Hanna, who died a
month before him in 1971. She was also born in Brünn.   
 
Of the other brothers, Carl Ervin married Anna Ida
RIMON in Prague in 1913 and had one daughter, Christina Paula born in 1918 in
Vienna. 
 
Moritz Friedrich had one daughter Elizabeth, born in
1909 in Vienna, with his second wife, Rosa GUTMANN. 
 
Max married Julie FILIPPI, also from Brünn, and
they had a son Hans Erich who was born in 1909 in Brünn. They too were in
California by 1939. Hans Erich married twice, as far as I know. His first wife
was Elisabeth GARAMEL >from Hungary and his second wife was Eva LORANT from
Arad, Romania. Hans and Eva with Max and Julie managed to reach the US by 1940.
  
 
If anyone has information on the family and can fill
in any gaps, please let me know.
 
Anne Webber
London


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech OPPENHEIM from Brno #austria-czech

annewebber.uk@...
 

Can anyone help with gaps in my research into the
descendants of Adolf OPPENHEIM born in 1829 in Hotzenplotz and his
wife Pauline née AUSPITZER, born in 1853 in Lomnitz, Moravia?  
 
They had eight sons, Isidor Wolfram, Albin Josef, Max,
Victor, Moritz Friedrich, Ernst, Johann and Carl Ervin, all born between 1873
and 1886 in Brünn.  
 
Ernst, who was born in 1883, had three wives. The
first was Anna or Anni, the second Marietta REICH, daughter of  Karl and
Jeanette nee BAUER also of Brünn, and the third was Hanna. 

Ernst left
Europe in 1939 with Marietta and reached Palestine by 1940. They then went to
Los Angeles where Ernst's older brother Albin Josef OPPENHEIM lived. Albin, born in 1875, died
in Los Angeles in 1945, apparently without children. I don't know if Ernst
had any children and can't find any trace of Marietta after the war. Ernst died
in 1972 in Vienna, where he'd gone back to live in 1963 with Hanna, who died a
month before him in 1971. She was also born in Brünn.   
 
Of the other brothers, Carl Ervin married Anna Ida
RIMON in Prague in 1913 and had one daughter, Christina Paula born in 1918 in
Vienna. 
 
Moritz Friedrich had one daughter Elizabeth, born in
1909 in Vienna, with his second wife, Rosa GUTMANN. 
 
Max married Julie FILIPPI, also from Brünn, and
they had a son Hans Erich who was born in 1909 in Brünn. They too were in
California by 1939. Hans Erich married twice, as far as I know. His first wife
was Elisabeth GARAMEL >from Hungary and his second wife was Eva LORANT from
Arad, Romania. Hans and Eva with Max and Julie managed to reach the US by 1940.
  
 
If anyone has information on the family and can fill
in any gaps, please let me know.
 
Anne Webber
London


My Mother's Diary by Sosia Gottesfeld Zimmerman #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

This diary written more than seventy years ago describes how a Jewish family --
living in Skala, a Ukrainian shtetl, survived the Holocaust >from 1941
through 1944.

After the Germans occupied Skala in 1941, the Jewish community faced constant
harassment and degradation, sadistic brutality, and killings. The "final
solution" began there when the Germans conducted their first "action" in
September 1942. Sosia and her family hid with various farmers for several
months and one in particular for over 14 months. Her diary vividly describes
the terrible plight of the Jews in Ukraine and of her family specifically.
They faced continuous demands that they leave. Every time they pleaded
to stay a little longer. Every day brought fears of being found out by
neighbors, the Ukrainian militia, German patrols. Every day brought depravation,
hunger, cold. All around them, the few remaining Jews were being caught and
murdered. Somehow, they managed to hang on for eight months until
being liberated by the advancing Russian army in March 1944.
The hand-written diary in Yiddish is now preserved in the Yad Vashem Archives
in Jerusalem.

The book is available >from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Skala is the town where my mother's family is from. Skala was part of Galicia
prior to World War I.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301--587-6943
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech My Mother's Diary by Sosia Gottesfeld Zimmerman #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

This diary written more than seventy years ago describes how a Jewish family --
living in Skala, a Ukrainian shtetl, survived the Holocaust >from 1941
through 1944.

After the Germans occupied Skala in 1941, the Jewish community faced constant
harassment and degradation, sadistic brutality, and killings. The "final
solution" began there when the Germans conducted their first "action" in
September 1942. Sosia and her family hid with various farmers for several
months and one in particular for over 14 months. Her diary vividly describes
the terrible plight of the Jews in Ukraine and of her family specifically.
They faced continuous demands that they leave. Every time they pleaded
to stay a little longer. Every day brought fears of being found out by
neighbors, the Ukrainian militia, German patrols. Every day brought depravation,
hunger, cold. All around them, the few remaining Jews were being caught and
murdered. Somehow, they managed to hang on for eight months until
being liberated by the advancing Russian army in March 1944.
The hand-written diary in Yiddish is now preserved in the Yad Vashem Archives
in Jerusalem.

The book is available >from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Skala is the town where my mother's family is from. Skala was part of Galicia
prior to World War I.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301--587-6943
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Bund juedischer Frontsoldaten Oesterreichs (BJF) #austria-czech

Paul King
 

On 21/3/2015 Eli Brauner was looking for a book "Bund juedischer
Frontsoldaten Oesterreichs (BJF)" on Jewish soldiers during WW I. Eli, if
you enter "Hebrew University Library" in Google and go to the National
Library (Hebrew) and enter in search "Frontsoldaten", I believe you will
find what you are looking for.

Paul King
Jerusalem


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bund juedischer Frontsoldaten Oesterreichs (BJF) #austria-czech

Paul King
 

On 21/3/2015 Eli Brauner was looking for a book "Bund juedischer
Frontsoldaten Oesterreichs (BJF)" on Jewish soldiers during WW I. Eli, if
you enter "Hebrew University Library" in Google and go to the National
Library (Hebrew) and enter in search "Frontsoldaten", I believe you will
find what you are looking for.

Paul King
Jerusalem


Tombstone Photo, Queens NY #general

Samat773@...
 

Dear Genners,
Now that better weather is here or on the way, can someone who will be
visiting Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, NY film a photo of the
following grave ?

Jennie Helfand
Date of Burial: July 1, 1914
Location: Workman's Circle
Plot 43R
Please contact me in advance to avoid duplication.

Sam Gelfand
Samat773@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tombstone Photo, Queens NY #general

Samat773@...
 

Dear Genners,
Now that better weather is here or on the way, can someone who will be
visiting Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, NY film a photo of the
following grave ?

Jennie Helfand
Date of Burial: July 1, 1914
Location: Workman's Circle
Plot 43R
Please contact me in advance to avoid duplication.

Sam Gelfand
Samat773@...


Oshvar Rebbe #general

Neil@...
 

My records show that Rav Shimon Nathan Nata Biderman, born in 1931 and
died on Yom Kippur on September 28, 2009 was the father of a daughter
who married R. Menachem Mendel Gold, son of R. --- Gold, Admur
Oshvar-Boro Park Congregation Beit Asher. What is the Rebbe's name and
his yichus.
Also who was Rav Biederman married to?

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oshvar Rebbe #general

Neil@...
 

My records show that Rav Shimon Nathan Nata Biderman, born in 1931 and
died on Yom Kippur on September 28, 2009 was the father of a daughter
who married R. Menachem Mendel Gold, son of R. --- Gold, Admur
Oshvar-Boro Park Congregation Beit Asher. What is the Rebbe's name and
his yichus.
Also who was Rav Biederman married to?

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


Leifer rebbes #general

Neil@...
 

There are 2 Yechiel Leifers both born in March 1931 - can anyone tell
me how they were related to each other??

Yechiel Leifer, Admor Nadvorna-Arad, 2 Mar 1931 Rumania - 6 Mar
1993, son of Levi Yitschak and Rozalia Reitze. Wife Gittel Leah
MINZBERG

Yechiel Leifer, Admor Timisoara, 16 Mar 1931- 4 Feb 2010, son of
Aharon Arye Leopold and Rachel Perel. Wife Ilana.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Leifer rebbes #general

Neil@...
 

There are 2 Yechiel Leifers both born in March 1931 - can anyone tell
me how they were related to each other??

Yechiel Leifer, Admor Nadvorna-Arad, 2 Mar 1931 Rumania - 6 Mar
1993, son of Levi Yitschak and Rozalia Reitze. Wife Gittel Leah
MINZBERG

Yechiel Leifer, Admor Timisoara, 16 Mar 1931- 4 Feb 2010, son of
Aharon Arye Leopold and Rachel Perel. Wife Ilana.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


(Iceland) Genetic Tests Show Clues to Disease-Causing Genes #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As DNA is a genealogy tool more of us are using in our family history
research this New York Times article >from the March 25, 2015 issue, In
Iceland's DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes, may be of interest-even
though it is disease-oriented rather than the types of DNA tests we use in
genealogy. The study showed the nation's genetic makeup with previously
unknown gene mutations. The NY Times reported on a series of papers
published in the journal, Nature Genetics
(http://www.nature.com/ng/index.html).

The study sequenced 2,636 individuals >from Iceland-which characterized
patterns of genetic mutations and demonstrated the usefulness for genetic
discovery for several diseases, including those that show an increased risk
for Alzheimer's Disease, breast cancer, gallstones, leukemia. Atrial
fibrillation, and other diseases.

The scientists have full genomes >from 10,000 Icelanders and partial
information >from another 150,000. The scientists are continuing to study the
Icelanders. The government is not allowing the scientists to inform the
individuals of their increased risk of specific diseases due to gene
mutations.

Iceland, is a small country, founded by settlers >from Scandinavia, Ireland
and Scotland arriving about 1100 years ago. Many Icelanders can trace their
ancestry back to the country's earliest arrivals making the country a
desirable community for genetics research, as their residents have a low
level of genetic diversity.

The scientists who did the study are >from Decode a genetics company that
today is owned by Amgen..

To read the New York Times article go to: http://tinyurl.com/pstb8op
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/science/in-icelands-dna-clues-to-what-gene
s-may-cause-disease.html

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President JGS Tulsa for sharing the article with
us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Iceland) Genetic Tests Show Clues to Disease-Causing Genes #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As DNA is a genealogy tool more of us are using in our family history
research this New York Times article >from the March 25, 2015 issue, In
Iceland's DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes, may be of interest-even
though it is disease-oriented rather than the types of DNA tests we use in
genealogy. The study showed the nation's genetic makeup with previously
unknown gene mutations. The NY Times reported on a series of papers
published in the journal, Nature Genetics
(http://www.nature.com/ng/index.html).

The study sequenced 2,636 individuals >from Iceland-which characterized
patterns of genetic mutations and demonstrated the usefulness for genetic
discovery for several diseases, including those that show an increased risk
for Alzheimer's Disease, breast cancer, gallstones, leukemia. Atrial
fibrillation, and other diseases.

The scientists have full genomes >from 10,000 Icelanders and partial
information >from another 150,000. The scientists are continuing to study the
Icelanders. The government is not allowing the scientists to inform the
individuals of their increased risk of specific diseases due to gene
mutations.

Iceland, is a small country, founded by settlers >from Scandinavia, Ireland
and Scotland arriving about 1100 years ago. Many Icelanders can trace their
ancestry back to the country's earliest arrivals making the country a
desirable community for genetics research, as their residents have a low
level of genetic diversity.

The scientists who did the study are >from Decode a genetics company that
today is owned by Amgen..

To read the New York Times article go to: http://tinyurl.com/pstb8op
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/science/in-icelands-dna-clues-to-what-gene
s-may-cause-disease.html

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President JGS Tulsa for sharing the article with
us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Archival documents sought for failed international adoption in the 1930's #general

Rachel S Goodman
 

Dear All,
My uncle Joe and his wife Celia (surname GERRISH) went back to the
Vilna area to visit his parents and family in 1931. They met his
sister and her two boys (surname REMZ). They decided to adopt the boys
and arrange for them to come to New York City. My mother said that the
adoption fell through, but she did not know why. I can think of the
stricter immigration laws after the mid-20's, but would like to see
any documents concerning their particular case. Does anyone know what
agency in the US might be involved in this request for adoption, what
agency would be involved if immigration was denied, and where the
documents might be archived?
Rachel Goodman
Researching: GERRISH (USA); GERSHOVSKY, DUMBLIANSKY, REMZ, REVINSKY
(Eishyshok, Lithuania); SPIEGEL DEREZHINSKY, (Koretz, Tuchin, the
Ukriane); MEIROVITZ, ROSENBERG (Dvinsk, Latvia and Zarasai, Lithuania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archival documents sought for failed international adoption in the 1930's #general

Rachel S Goodman
 

Dear All,
My uncle Joe and his wife Celia (surname GERRISH) went back to the
Vilna area to visit his parents and family in 1931. They met his
sister and her two boys (surname REMZ). They decided to adopt the boys
and arrange for them to come to New York City. My mother said that the
adoption fell through, but she did not know why. I can think of the
stricter immigration laws after the mid-20's, but would like to see
any documents concerning their particular case. Does anyone know what
agency in the US might be involved in this request for adoption, what
agency would be involved if immigration was denied, and where the
documents might be archived?
Rachel Goodman
Researching: GERRISH (USA); GERSHOVSKY, DUMBLIANSKY, REMZ, REVINSKY
(Eishyshok, Lithuania); SPIEGEL DEREZHINSKY, (Koretz, Tuchin, the
Ukriane); MEIROVITZ, ROSENBERG (Dvinsk, Latvia and Zarasai, Lithuania)


Reverse look up in Brooklyn, New York #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Can someone tell me if there is a reverse-look-up directory for
Brooklyn, New York >from 1893?

My family left Ukraine and the ship's manifest says they were going to a
cousin living at 52 Osborne Street in Brooklyn. The name is difficult to
read; it might be AUERBACH but I cannot tell.

At some point during the voyage they changed their minds and
scribbled over the first name and address with another one in Baltimore,
Maryland where they settled.

So, we have always lived here in Baltimore and not NYC, but it would sure
be nice to find out if we have relatives >from "The Big Apple".

Thank you in advance and Chag Sameach,

Carol Rombro Rider, Baltimore, Maryland USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reverse look up in Brooklyn, New York #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Can someone tell me if there is a reverse-look-up directory for
Brooklyn, New York >from 1893?

My family left Ukraine and the ship's manifest says they were going to a
cousin living at 52 Osborne Street in Brooklyn. The name is difficult to
read; it might be AUERBACH but I cannot tell.

At some point during the voyage they changed their minds and
scribbled over the first name and address with another one in Baltimore,
Maryland where they settled.

So, we have always lived here in Baltimore and not NYC, but it would sure
be nice to find out if we have relatives >from "The Big Apple".

Thank you in advance and Chag Sameach,

Carol Rombro Rider, Baltimore, Maryland USA