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Re: Christian maid in the early 1900s #germany

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

Naomi asked about a Christian maid in the early 1900s in Germany.

In 1903 when my grandmother had twins (and a 3 year old child) she hired a
Catholic German maid, Augusta. When the family moved the priest came to
visit and make sure that the family would let her continue to go to
church.
My grandmother even told me once that during WWI she and August went to
the countryside and got potatoes and tied them under their skirts as a way
to bring food into Frankfurt.

Augusta stayed with them until the family left in 1938. She was able to
stay with them after Hitler's decrees that no Christian could work for a
Jew because she was older then. After the war I remember sending 'care'
packages to her. I even met her in 1960 when I visited Germany.

She obviously became part of the family. So the answer to the question is
yes, Jews might have hired a Christian girl.

Arline Astheimer Sachs
Lorton, VA
researching Astheimer, Rosenthal, Wallerstein all >from Hessen, Kahn


German SIG #Germany Re: Christian maid in the early 1900s #germany

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

Naomi asked about a Christian maid in the early 1900s in Germany.

In 1903 when my grandmother had twins (and a 3 year old child) she hired a
Catholic German maid, Augusta. When the family moved the priest came to
visit and make sure that the family would let her continue to go to
church.
My grandmother even told me once that during WWI she and August went to
the countryside and got potatoes and tied them under their skirts as a way
to bring food into Frankfurt.

Augusta stayed with them until the family left in 1938. She was able to
stay with them after Hitler's decrees that no Christian could work for a
Jew because she was older then. After the war I remember sending 'care'
packages to her. I even met her in 1960 when I visited Germany.

She obviously became part of the family. So the answer to the question is
yes, Jews might have hired a Christian girl.

Arline Astheimer Sachs
Lorton, VA
researching Astheimer, Rosenthal, Wallerstein all >from Hessen, Kahn


Re: question about Germany's_assimilated Jews in the early 1900s #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Naomi:
1) There were several Jewish families in Germany with the name
SON[N]TAG. They tended to have roots in the part of Prussia that's now
Polish.

2) Yes, an assimilated Jewish family might well have hired a Gentile
maid. As for Kashruth, many Gentiles have been taught how to keep a
kitchen proper in that regard. Plenty of glatt Kosher establishments
have non-Jewish staff. And that's nothing new either.

3) My father's family certainly had servants, including cooks, and
looking through the 1905 synagogue rolls for their town (Gleiwitz, now
Gliwice in Poland) I don't see many servants listed there. In fact,
people tended to know a little of the local Polish dialect in order to
be able to communicate with servants, etc. We still used the word
"porzadek" (with an ogonek under the a, pronounced "pozhondek") to mean
order, cleanup, etc. when I was growing up.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 6/25/2015 Naomi Minna Rosenthal naomiro999@yahoo.com wrote:
Specifically, I am wondering if a Jewish family might have hired a Christian
maid in 1906 Hamburg.
The reason for my curiosity is that among the cache of WWI letters which
I found in 2012 having to do with the search for my missing grandfather
(those letters were incorporated into a book, Searching for Hugo),
there was one letter which was conspicuously different.
It was written by a girl in Frankfurt named Margareta Sonntag in 1906,
shortly after my grandmother married and moved >from Frankfurt to Hamburg.
In the letter, Margareta begs my grandmother to hire her as a maid, for
she is desperate to get away >from her abusive stepmother.
I don't know if my grandmother hired her or not, or what happened to
Margareta - she would have been let go after WWI in any case as my
grandmother became very poor then, but I find it remarkable that my
grandmother kept this letter until she died in Israel in 1973, having
brought it with her to Palestine in 1933.
Sonntag does not sound like a Jewish name. I suppose the main difficulty of
having a non-Jewish maid would be that she would have to be trained about
keeping things Kosher. According to my father, my grandmother kept a Kosher
kitchen but was not strict about following it. He said they had the dishes
separated, "but if someone wanted to eat a ham sandwich, they just ate it
off a piece of paper.
Anyone heard about German Jewish families having Christian servants in the
early 1900s?


German SIG #Germany Re: question about Germany's_assimilated Jews in the early 1900s #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Naomi:
1) There were several Jewish families in Germany with the name
SON[N]TAG. They tended to have roots in the part of Prussia that's now
Polish.

2) Yes, an assimilated Jewish family might well have hired a Gentile
maid. As for Kashruth, many Gentiles have been taught how to keep a
kitchen proper in that regard. Plenty of glatt Kosher establishments
have non-Jewish staff. And that's nothing new either.

3) My father's family certainly had servants, including cooks, and
looking through the 1905 synagogue rolls for their town (Gleiwitz, now
Gliwice in Poland) I don't see many servants listed there. In fact,
people tended to know a little of the local Polish dialect in order to
be able to communicate with servants, etc. We still used the word
"porzadek" (with an ogonek under the a, pronounced "pozhondek") to mean
order, cleanup, etc. when I was growing up.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 6/25/2015 Naomi Minna Rosenthal naomiro999@yahoo.com wrote:
Specifically, I am wondering if a Jewish family might have hired a Christian
maid in 1906 Hamburg.
The reason for my curiosity is that among the cache of WWI letters which
I found in 2012 having to do with the search for my missing grandfather
(those letters were incorporated into a book, Searching for Hugo),
there was one letter which was conspicuously different.
It was written by a girl in Frankfurt named Margareta Sonntag in 1906,
shortly after my grandmother married and moved >from Frankfurt to Hamburg.
In the letter, Margareta begs my grandmother to hire her as a maid, for
she is desperate to get away >from her abusive stepmother.
I don't know if my grandmother hired her or not, or what happened to
Margareta - she would have been let go after WWI in any case as my
grandmother became very poor then, but I find it remarkable that my
grandmother kept this letter until she died in Israel in 1973, having
brought it with her to Palestine in 1933.
Sonntag does not sound like a Jewish name. I suppose the main difficulty of
having a non-Jewish maid would be that she would have to be trained about
keeping things Kosher. According to my father, my grandmother kept a Kosher
kitchen but was not strict about following it. He said they had the dishes
separated, "but if someone wanted to eat a ham sandwich, they just ate it
off a piece of paper.
Anyone heard about German Jewish families having Christian servants in the
early 1900s?


Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) #bessarabia

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

Dear researchers,

As you probably know records for Transnistria region are very
limited.There is a number of revision lists available in Kherson
archive for Tiraspol uezd (including some Jewish agricultural
colonies). These seem to be the ONLY records that have survived intact
to the present day.

According to the head of the archive, the books are being kept in
conditions which don't meet the archive preservation standards. It is
only a matter of time before these valuable records degrade to the
point of not being usable. Due to the difficult political and economic
situation in the region, there is no plan to improve the preservation
conditions. Therefore, it's imperative to have them copied as soon as
possible, to preserve the history of Transnistrian Jews for future
generations.

We hired a researcher who's begun indexing TIRASPOL, GRIGORIOPOL,
DUBOSSARY, and Tiraspol uezd Jewish Colonies revision lists in Kherson
archive and we need to raise funds in order to pay for the
researcher's work.

Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project has been added to
JewishGen-erocity - Romania, Bessarabia and Ukraine SIG Projects.
Please consider donating to this project. Thank you!

Bessarabia SIG http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43
Ukraine SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
Romania SIG http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20


Inna Vayner,
Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project Leader
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bessarabian / Moldavian Jewish Roots Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Researching:
VAYNER/VAINER/WEINER/WAINER Tiraspol, Odessa
DEKHTYAR/DEGTIAR/DEKTAR Tiraspol, Odessa
MAYZLER/MAIZLER Nezavertailovka, Tiraspol
SOBOL/SOBEL Nezavertailvoka, Tiraspol, Benderi
SHEINFELD/SHEYNFELD Kishinev, Tiraspol
STUDIVNOVSKY Tiraspol, Grigoriopol, Odessa
GRANOVSKY/GRANOWSKIY Petroverovka/Zhovten, Odessa, Tiraspol


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) #bessarabia

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

Dear researchers,

As you probably know records for Transnistria region are very
limited.There is a number of revision lists available in Kherson
archive for Tiraspol uezd (including some Jewish agricultural
colonies). These seem to be the ONLY records that have survived intact
to the present day.

According to the head of the archive, the books are being kept in
conditions which don't meet the archive preservation standards. It is
only a matter of time before these valuable records degrade to the
point of not being usable. Due to the difficult political and economic
situation in the region, there is no plan to improve the preservation
conditions. Therefore, it's imperative to have them copied as soon as
possible, to preserve the history of Transnistrian Jews for future
generations.

We hired a researcher who's begun indexing TIRASPOL, GRIGORIOPOL,
DUBOSSARY, and Tiraspol uezd Jewish Colonies revision lists in Kherson
archive and we need to raise funds in order to pay for the
researcher's work.

Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project has been added to
JewishGen-erocity - Romania, Bessarabia and Ukraine SIG Projects.
Please consider donating to this project. Thank you!

Bessarabia SIG http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43
Ukraine SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
Romania SIG http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20


Inna Vayner,
Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project Leader
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bessarabian / Moldavian Jewish Roots Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Researching:
VAYNER/VAINER/WEINER/WAINER Tiraspol, Odessa
DEKHTYAR/DEGTIAR/DEKTAR Tiraspol, Odessa
MAYZLER/MAIZLER Nezavertailovka, Tiraspol
SOBOL/SOBEL Nezavertailvoka, Tiraspol, Benderi
SHEINFELD/SHEYNFELD Kishinev, Tiraspol
STUDIVNOVSKY Tiraspol, Grigoriopol, Odessa
GRANOVSKY/GRANOWSKIY Petroverovka/Zhovten, Odessa, Tiraspol


FW: New Book: volume 2 of "The Holocaust in Slovakia" #hungary

tom.venetia@...
 

Dear H-SIG members:

Allow me to acquaint the Jewish genealogical community with the 2nd volume
of my book "The Holocaust in Slovakia."

"The Holocaust in Slovakia" is an wide-ranging historical essay, in two
volumes, covering distinct periods: the 1800s through 1938 and 1938 through
1947. Both volumes are fully illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams
and tables. I hope you will find the books distinctive literary style and
their graphical design refreshing reading experiences in historical
accounts.

Two courtesy chapter can be read at
http://livrospraja.com.br/SKSB/SKSB-chp8-new/ and
http://livrospraja.com.br/SKSB/SKSB-vol.2-chp17/. Both of them contain
detailed Tables of Contents.

Volume 2, (496 pages) is now available at Lulu
(http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/tomvene); it covers the full period of
president Jozef Tiso's first Slovak (fascist) republic. Its main focus is on
the story of what happened to Slovakia's Jewry during those dreadful years.
Over 30 survivors' testimonies corroborate the drama of this tragic
narrative.
Additional chapters include important episodes of that period, such as the
altruistic deeds of Jewish resistance groups to save their doomed
coreligionists, how the churches reacted to the deportations and accounts
about the righteous Slovak gentiles who risked their lives to save their
Jewish compatriots.

Volume 1, (408 pages) is also available at Lulu.com; it narrates the
historical background of how the Shoah's catastrophe could have happened in
'civilized' Europe. This volume concentrates on the Austro-Hungarian Jews
story dwelling in that empire and, after World War One, in the democratic
Czechoslovak republic lead by Tomas G. Masaryk, an extraordinary statesman
and champion of democracy.
Further chapters cover 19th and 20th century European history of
anti-Semitism, including the political progression that led to Hitler's rise
and the fascistization of Germany's satellites, mainly Slovakia.

Thank you
Tom Venetianer
Holocaust survivor, prisoner in Terezin and Sered

Note: This is the permitted one-time announcement of a commercial product
which may be of interest to H-SIGs members.

Moderator: Please contact Tom off-list if you desire additional information.


Hungary SIG #Hungary FW: New Book: volume 2 of "The Holocaust in Slovakia" #hungary

tom.venetia@...
 

Dear H-SIG members:

Allow me to acquaint the Jewish genealogical community with the 2nd volume
of my book "The Holocaust in Slovakia."

"The Holocaust in Slovakia" is an wide-ranging historical essay, in two
volumes, covering distinct periods: the 1800s through 1938 and 1938 through
1947. Both volumes are fully illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams
and tables. I hope you will find the books distinctive literary style and
their graphical design refreshing reading experiences in historical
accounts.

Two courtesy chapter can be read at
http://livrospraja.com.br/SKSB/SKSB-chp8-new/ and
http://livrospraja.com.br/SKSB/SKSB-vol.2-chp17/. Both of them contain
detailed Tables of Contents.

Volume 2, (496 pages) is now available at Lulu
(http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/tomvene); it covers the full period of
president Jozef Tiso's first Slovak (fascist) republic. Its main focus is on
the story of what happened to Slovakia's Jewry during those dreadful years.
Over 30 survivors' testimonies corroborate the drama of this tragic
narrative.
Additional chapters include important episodes of that period, such as the
altruistic deeds of Jewish resistance groups to save their doomed
coreligionists, how the churches reacted to the deportations and accounts
about the righteous Slovak gentiles who risked their lives to save their
Jewish compatriots.

Volume 1, (408 pages) is also available at Lulu.com; it narrates the
historical background of how the Shoah's catastrophe could have happened in
'civilized' Europe. This volume concentrates on the Austro-Hungarian Jews
story dwelling in that empire and, after World War One, in the democratic
Czechoslovak republic lead by Tomas G. Masaryk, an extraordinary statesman
and champion of democracy.
Further chapters cover 19th and 20th century European history of
anti-Semitism, including the political progression that led to Hitler's rise
and the fascistization of Germany's satellites, mainly Slovakia.

Thank you
Tom Venetianer
Holocaust survivor, prisoner in Terezin and Sered

Note: This is the permitted one-time announcement of a commercial product
which may be of interest to H-SIGs members.

Moderator: Please contact Tom off-list if you desire additional information.


Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) #ukraine

innanes@...
 

Dear researchers,

As you probably know records for Transnistria region are very
limited.There is a number of revision lists available in Kherson
archive for Tiraspol uezd (including some Jewish agricultural
colonies). These seem to be the ONLY records that have survived intact
to the present day.

According to the head of the archive, the books are being kept in
conditions which don't meet the archive preservation standards. It is
only a matter of time before these valuable records degrade to the
point of not being usable. Due to the difficult political and economic
situation in the region, there is no plan to improve the preservation
conditions. Therefore, it's imperative to have them copied as soon as
possible, to preserve the history of Transnistrian Jews for future
generations.

We hired a researcher who's begun indexing TIRASPOL, GRIGORIOPOL,
DUBOSSARY, and Tiraspol uezd Jewish Colonies revision lists in Kherson
archive and we need to raise funds in order to pay for the
researcher's work.

Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project has been added to
JewishGen-erocity - Romania, Bessarabia and Ukraine SIG Projects.
Please consider donating to this project. Thank you!

Bessarabia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43

Ukraine SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

Romania SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

Inna Vayner,
Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project Leader
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Bessarabian / Moldavian Jewish Roots Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Researching:
VAYNER/VAINER/WEINER/WAINER Tiraspol, Odessa
DEKHTYAR/DEGTIAR/DEKTAR Tiraspol, Odessa
MAYZLER/MAIZLER Nezavertailovka, Tiraspol
SOBOL/SOBEL Nezavertailvoka, Tiraspol, Benderi
SHEINFELD/SHEYNFELD Kishinev, Tiraspol
STUDIVNOVSKY Tiraspol, Grigoriopol, Odessa
GRANOVSKY/GRANOWSKIY Petroverovka/Zhovten, Odessa, Tiraspol


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) #ukraine

innanes@...
 

Dear researchers,

As you probably know records for Transnistria region are very
limited.There is a number of revision lists available in Kherson
archive for Tiraspol uezd (including some Jewish agricultural
colonies). These seem to be the ONLY records that have survived intact
to the present day.

According to the head of the archive, the books are being kept in
conditions which don't meet the archive preservation standards. It is
only a matter of time before these valuable records degrade to the
point of not being usable. Due to the difficult political and economic
situation in the region, there is no plan to improve the preservation
conditions. Therefore, it's imperative to have them copied as soon as
possible, to preserve the history of Transnistrian Jews for future
generations.

We hired a researcher who's begun indexing TIRASPOL, GRIGORIOPOL,
DUBOSSARY, and Tiraspol uezd Jewish Colonies revision lists in Kherson
archive and we need to raise funds in order to pay for the
researcher's work.

Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project has been added to
JewishGen-erocity - Romania, Bessarabia and Ukraine SIG Projects.
Please consider donating to this project. Thank you!

Bessarabia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43

Ukraine SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

Romania SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

Inna Vayner,
Tiraspol Uezd Revision Lists (1795-1858) Project Leader
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Bessarabian / Moldavian Jewish Roots Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Researching:
VAYNER/VAINER/WEINER/WAINER Tiraspol, Odessa
DEKHTYAR/DEGTIAR/DEKTAR Tiraspol, Odessa
MAYZLER/MAIZLER Nezavertailovka, Tiraspol
SOBOL/SOBEL Nezavertailvoka, Tiraspol, Benderi
SHEINFELD/SHEYNFELD Kishinev, Tiraspol
STUDIVNOVSKY Tiraspol, Grigoriopol, Odessa
GRANOVSKY/GRANOWSKIY Petroverovka/Zhovten, Odessa, Tiraspol


(US) Rhode Island Bill Restricts Access to Death Records With Exceptions #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Rhode Island Senators, Ryan Pearson and Roger Pickard introduced S 1024
which affects access to death records. It has been placed on the Senate and
House Calendars but not yet assigned to committees. It may be viewed at:
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S1024.pd
f. The bill adds a new subsection (e) to Section 23-3-23 of the General
Laws in Chapter 23-3 on vital records. The new proposed section allows
certain people such as title examiners, attorneys or members of legally
incorporated genealogical societies to examine death certificates. No fees
are to be charged for searching or viewing death certificates. There is no
definition of what constitutes a legally incorporated genealogical society.

Existing statute prohibits anyone >from inspecting or sharing the information
contained in vital records except if authorized by regulation.

In March I posted to this discussion forum list about a similar bill HB 5863
which was recommended for further study after a hearing held on April 1,
2015. Since then the bill has been taken off "hold" and has had further
hearings and been passed by the House and had a hearing earlier this week in
the Senate Judiciary Committee which yesterday recommended passage. It is
identical to S 1024
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5863.pdf

If you want full details of the prior postings please go to the Records
Access Alert and access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to S 1024.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Rhode Island Bill Restricts Access to Death Records With Exceptions #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Rhode Island Senators, Ryan Pearson and Roger Pickard introduced S 1024
which affects access to death records. It has been placed on the Senate and
House Calendars but not yet assigned to committees. It may be viewed at:
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S1024.pd
f. The bill adds a new subsection (e) to Section 23-3-23 of the General
Laws in Chapter 23-3 on vital records. The new proposed section allows
certain people such as title examiners, attorneys or members of legally
incorporated genealogical societies to examine death certificates. No fees
are to be charged for searching or viewing death certificates. There is no
definition of what constitutes a legally incorporated genealogical society.

Existing statute prohibits anyone >from inspecting or sharing the information
contained in vital records except if authorized by regulation.

In March I posted to this discussion forum list about a similar bill HB 5863
which was recommended for further study after a hearing held on April 1,
2015. Since then the bill has been taken off "hold" and has had further
hearings and been passed by the House and had a hearing earlier this week in
the Senate Judiciary Committee which yesterday recommended passage. It is
identical to S 1024
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5863.pdf

If you want full details of the prior postings please go to the Records
Access Alert and access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to S 1024.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate - request for help with translation of motives for Ploetzensee imprisonment: Thanks #general

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Thank you to the many people who contacted me about the 2 documents
that I posted on Viewmate at the beginning of the week.
Not only do I now have answers to my questions, but correspondants
also provided me with some extra - and very valuable information.

Kind regards,

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch & Strasburg(?)
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell, Berlin and Hamburg, Brazil and
China; ROSENBERG of Neuwedell and Pyritz
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - request for help with translation of motives for Ploetzensee imprisonment: Thanks #general

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Thank you to the many people who contacted me about the 2 documents
that I posted on Viewmate at the beginning of the week.
Not only do I now have answers to my questions, but correspondants
also provided me with some extra - and very valuable information.

Kind regards,

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch & Strasburg(?)
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell, Berlin and Hamburg, Brazil and
China; ROSENBERG of Neuwedell and Pyritz
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth


recording births in Boston Mass 1909 #general

Anne Steiner
 

My father was born in the "Lying In Hospital" in Boston on April 1, 1909 and was
informally adopted in early childhood. His name on his birth certificate was Isaac
Felder and his mother's name was Jennie Kurshner. After doing the ancestry.com DNA
test, I've discovered a link to possible 1st-2nd cousins, but the names Felder or
Kurshner don't appear. My question is - how were births recorded at the time?
Did a person have to show proof of identity or could any name be written down?

Thanks everyone for all the help you can provide.
Anne Bagon Steiner, Arad, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen recording births in Boston Mass 1909 #general

Anne Steiner
 

My father was born in the "Lying In Hospital" in Boston on April 1, 1909 and was
informally adopted in early childhood. His name on his birth certificate was Isaac
Felder and his mother's name was Jennie Kurshner. After doing the ancestry.com DNA
test, I've discovered a link to possible 1st-2nd cousins, but the names Felder or
Kurshner don't appear. My question is - how were births recorded at the time?
Did a person have to show proof of identity or could any name be written down?

Thanks everyone for all the help you can provide.
Anne Bagon Steiner, Arad, Israel


Halberstam in Dobra #general

Neil@...
 

I have an old Hebrew book with the stamp of David Halberstam as Av Bet Din Dobra
in Solvakia underneath it has Stropkow. In a handwritten text is Herman Halberstam
of Stropkow. Who are these people and how related to each other and the Sanz Dynasty.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Halberstam in Dobra #general

Neil@...
 

I have an old Hebrew book with the stamp of David Halberstam as Av Bet Din Dobra
in Solvakia underneath it has Stropkow. In a handwritten text is Herman Halberstam
of Stropkow. Who are these people and how related to each other and the Sanz Dynasty.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


announcing the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards for 2016 #general

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the Berlin
House of Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, announce the
call for nominations for the 2016 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals in Germany have raised awareness of
a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities through public
programs, exhibitions, widespread exposure, restoration of synagogues and
cemeteries, installation of Holocaust memorials, genealogical research, development
of websites, publications, and other activities.They have forged meaningful
relationships with former residents and descendants of those who once lived in
their towns. They are teachers and engineers, publishers and judges, artists and
bankers, lawyers and business executives, and they come >from every corner of the
country. These volunteers have devoted countless hours to such projects.

The call for nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm. The deadline for submission
is September 21, 2015.

The Obermayer Awards recognize and encourage those who have been devoted
to such activities and bring international attention to their work. Five
individuals are honored each year.

The award program was initiated in 2000 by Dr. Arthur S. Obermayer. Awards are
presented annually at the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, the home of the
Berlin Parliament. A Distinguished Service Award, an honor bestowed upon
extraordinary individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the scope
of the specific award guidelines, was established by the jury in 2013.

The Awards are presented in late January to coincide with the commemoration
of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 1945. Awards are
administered and supported by the Obermayer Foundation, with sponsorship, support
and organization of the ceremony in Berlin by the Berlin Parliament. They are
also co-sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute (New York), and GerSIG, (the German
Jewish Special Interest Group of JewishGen.org).

*ELIGIBILITY*

Awards are presented to non-Jewish Germans living in Germany. Their contributions
are evaluated for public impact, educational relevance, enduring value, and as a
result, improve communications between Jews and non-Jews. The activities shall not
have been done as part of regular professional work, for monetary reward, or for
fulfillment of an academic requirement. They may be related to the nominee's
profession if the contributions go beyond what would be expected >from normal work.
The scope of work outlined in the profiles of previous recipients may be used as
a guideline, but other forms of significant contributions are especially welcome.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who were not
successful may be eligible for this year’s awards by submitting an updated
application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site
<http://obermayer.us/award/index.htm>

This year will be the 16th year for the awards. The elegant award ceremony will
take place in Berlin on January 25, 2016 at Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel expenses for awardees and their spouses will
be covered. Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the award
ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the award recipients they have
chosen to honor.

Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of their work.
The awards receive extensive press coverage in the awardees' communities,
throughout Germany and the rest of the world (see
http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further information --
including the Call for Nominations and profiles of previous award winners and the
jury -- can be obtained at: http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an email request
to: germanaward@gmail.com or a letter to the:
German Jewish Community History Council 239 Chestnut Street West Newton, MA 02465
USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September 21, 2015.

Arthur Obermayer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen announcing the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards for 2016 #general

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the Berlin
House of Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, announce the
call for nominations for the 2016 Obermayer German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals in Germany have raised awareness of
a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities through public
programs, exhibitions, widespread exposure, restoration of synagogues and
cemeteries, installation of Holocaust memorials, genealogical research, development
of websites, publications, and other activities.They have forged meaningful
relationships with former residents and descendants of those who once lived in
their towns. They are teachers and engineers, publishers and judges, artists and
bankers, lawyers and business executives, and they come >from every corner of the
country. These volunteers have devoted countless hours to such projects.

The call for nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm. The deadline for submission
is September 21, 2015.

The Obermayer Awards recognize and encourage those who have been devoted
to such activities and bring international attention to their work. Five
individuals are honored each year.

The award program was initiated in 2000 by Dr. Arthur S. Obermayer. Awards are
presented annually at the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, the home of the
Berlin Parliament. A Distinguished Service Award, an honor bestowed upon
extraordinary individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the scope
of the specific award guidelines, was established by the jury in 2013.

The Awards are presented in late January to coincide with the commemoration
of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 1945. Awards are
administered and supported by the Obermayer Foundation, with sponsorship, support
and organization of the ceremony in Berlin by the Berlin Parliament. They are
also co-sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute (New York), and GerSIG, (the German
Jewish Special Interest Group of JewishGen.org).

*ELIGIBILITY*

Awards are presented to non-Jewish Germans living in Germany. Their contributions
are evaluated for public impact, educational relevance, enduring value, and as a
result, improve communications between Jews and non-Jews. The activities shall not
have been done as part of regular professional work, for monetary reward, or for
fulfillment of an academic requirement. They may be related to the nominee's
profession if the contributions go beyond what would be expected >from normal work.
The scope of work outlined in the profiles of previous recipients may be used as
a guideline, but other forms of significant contributions are especially welcome.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who were not
successful may be eligible for this year’s awards by submitting an updated
application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site
<http://obermayer.us/award/index.htm>

This year will be the 16th year for the awards. The elegant award ceremony will
take place in Berlin on January 25, 2016 at Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel expenses for awardees and their spouses will
be covered. Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the award
ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the award recipients they have
chosen to honor.

Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of their work.
The awards receive extensive press coverage in the awardees' communities,
throughout Germany and the rest of the world (see
http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further information --
including the Call for Nominations and profiles of previous award winners and the
jury -- can be obtained at: http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an email request
to: germanaward@gmail.com or a letter to the:
German Jewish Community History Council 239 Chestnut Street West Newton, MA 02465
USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September 21, 2015.

Arthur Obermayer

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