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Re: Hebrew Book printed in Rodelhem #germany

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

In 1799 Heidenreich and Baschwitz received a privilege from the Count of Solms-Rödelheim and founded an "oriental- und occidentalische Buchdruckerei" (oriental and occidental printing house) at Rödelheim (east of Frankfurt). The writing "Ode an Ihre Hochgräfliche Erlaucht Herrn Vollrath regierenden Reichsgrafen zu Solms-Rödelheim und Assenheim etc." (Ode to Your High Countess Erlaucht Mr. Vollrath reigning Reichsgrafen zu Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim etc.) is probably a poem of praise on the count. An issue is located in the Hessian State Archives Darmstadt, but cannot be viewed at this time, as it is closed until further notice.

Ernst-Peter Winter


Overdose of quinine #general #holocaust

Deanna Levinsky
 

It was reported that my gfather, Abraham Rifkin, died of an overdose of quinine.
He might have been in the UK during one of the outbrakes
Does anyone know if that was used to treat typhoid
--
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


Re: Finding family in Hungary #hungary

G. C. Kalman
 

A huge Hungarian database containing hundreds of newspapers and millions of pages is now free for another ten days or so: arcanum.hu - you may try a search there.

G. C. Kálmán


Kalev, Hungary #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Kalev was the Yiddish name for Nagykallo, Hungary. It was formerly in Szabolcs megye (county) and is now Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county. You can find out more about this place at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagyk%C3%A1ll%C3%B3

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator




Re: Finding family in Hungary
From: zaida67@...
Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:44:03 PDT
I made an error in The town name it should have been KALEV not Kaley.

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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


Auschwitz Survivors #germany #holocaust #announcements

Lande
 

I have come across a list of Auschwitz survivors (mostly Polish) who at the end of July 1945 had been brought to Schwerin.  The names themselves are already in Jewishgen, as Auschwitz survivors, but not what happened to them after liberation.  I am concentrating on lists where names have not appeared, but if there is anyone who is willing to enter the Schwerin list please let me know and will MAIL it to them.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


#sephardic Ovadia family Edirne Turkey #sephardic

Samuel O
 

Hello all,

My grandfather Shmuel Ovadia was born in the city of Edirne in Turkey. He had a sister named Duda. Both left to Bulgaria and  in 1939 immigrated to Israel. Their parents were Shlomo and Mary (Levi).
Would love to here from anyone who has any information.

Samuel Ovadia/Israel


Re: Origin of the name Liss #names

Susan&David
 

See if you can find a naturalization record for a member of your LISS family.   It could give the name upon arrival and/or the ship.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 4/4/2020 1:09 PM, N. Summers via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts on the origins of the surname Liss/Lyss? When I try to search for passenger records, the only suggestions I get are Scandinavian names. My relatives came from Motol, not far from MInsk. ( think Motol was Chaim Weitzman's home town, and I'm sure everyone from the town claims to have known him or his family).

When the family came to New York, most of them changed their name to Alper (for good luck, as they knew someone by that name who was prosperous).

thank you,

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)



Seeking Morris KIRSCHNER (landed in the US under the name Morris DRESSLER) in 1907 from Buczacz, Galicia, Austria. #usa #galicia

Bruce Seide
 

Looking to uncover information on my grandfather, Morris Kirschner (landed in the US under the name Morris Dressler) in 1907 from Buczacz, Galicia, Austria.  Parents names were Isador Kirschner and Broni Dressler.


Re: Finding family in Hungary #hungary

zaida67@...
 

I made an error in The town name it should have been KALEV not Kaley.


Origin of the name Liss #names

N. Summers
 

Does anyone have any thoughts on the origins of the surname Liss/Lyss? When I try to search for passenger records, the only suggestions I get are Scandinavian names. My relatives came from Motol, not far from MInsk. ( think Motol was Chaim Weitzman's home town, and I'm sure everyone from the town claims to have known him or his family).

When the family came to New York, most of them changed their name to Alper (for good luck, as they knew someone by that name who was prosperous).

thank you,

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)


Re: Scanning Documents and Photos - personal preferences #general

jbonline1111@...
 

I have plastic photo storage rectangles that allow me to store a lot of photos standing up, which is convenient for flipping through them. The rectangles can be stacked on a shelf, taking relatively little space. I believe in keeping them after scanning, preferably in an acid-free environment.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Hebrew Book printed in Rodelhem #germany

dredel@...
 

Does anyone have any information on this printed in Rodelhem.


Re: Finding family in Hungary #hungary

Valentin Lupu
 

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 10:42 PM, <zaida67@...> wrote:
(Bokony
 Try  FamilySearch . They have online Jewish manuscripts for Bokony (1852-1885, 1870-1885).  These books are not indexed, therefore it is not an easy task to search page by page.

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


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

Jill Whitehead
 

In the 19th century there were regular outbreaks of Cholera at European ports. In 1892 there was a major one in Hamburg. In 2012 my colleague Howard Wolinsky of Chicago made a programme for the BBC on how his ancestor had travelled in 1892 from Kovno to Hamburg, and from Hamburg to Hull, Hull to Liverpool, and Liverpool to Boston. His claim to fame was that he sailed from Hamburg to Hull on the very last day Hamburg was open - the next day it closed due to the Cholera epidemic, and remained closed for some months. At the Hull end this had an impact on my ancestors, whose sons made extra pennies by directing new arrivals to shelters and the railway station.

It was not only Cholera, but Typhoid,  that also had an impact at around the same time. My grandfather's elder sister died of typhoid in 1894 in North Wales - she was only 26. She and her husband and my grandfather had been sent there from Liverpool by my great grandfather to offer financial services to local farmers. There were no other Jewish people in the area, so they probably would not have eaten kosher meat - infected meat was a source of Typhoid. My great grandparents ended up caring for Leah's three childen, one of whom was aged only one year old. Her husband remarried and emigrated to Chicago a few years later, leaving his children behind (though two of them later joined him in USA as adults).

So our ancestors have long had to battle with outbreaks of serious disease.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


moderated Re: "Unorthodox" - 2015 film about a college year spent in Israel and another, 2020 a wife, 19, flees to Berlin from Satmar Williamsburg #israel #germany #usa

Karen Lukeman
 

I haven't watched Unorthodox on Netflix, but here is an article which may be of interest.

https://forward.com/life/442798/i-left-the-satmar-hasidic-community-unorthodox-is-a-grossly-inaccurate/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Saturday%20Newsletter%20RSS&utm_maildate=04/04/2020
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Karen Calmon Lukeman
KALMANOWITZ (Lyubcha and towns near Grodno, Vilna and Minsk)
GOLDSMITH (Bakshty and Ivje)
NASSER (Damascus)
BENBAJI (Damascus)
BALLAS (Damascus)


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

David Cherson
 

I may be mistaken (and you can correct me if I am wrong} but during the Black Plague fewer Jews than gentiles died and that was due to the fact of bathing in the Mikveh.    


Re: HAASE Family of Frankfurt #germany #israel #holocaust

David Lewin
 


At 18:36 03/04/2020, Carol Jean Weightman via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I am looking for information on the children of Josef and Felicia HAASE.


Son Peter Joachim was born on 3 August 1922 in Frankfurt. Peter had to do forced labour at the Jüdisches Forsteinsatzlager Schönfelde (Jewish forest work camp) in Brandenburg. On 1 November 1941, he was deported to the Lodz ghetto and from there on 8 April 1942 to a forced labour camp in Posen (Poznan). His fate is uncertain: some documents say he was drowned on the way to Palestine when the refugee ship was sunk by the British. Perhaps he had been liberated and had tried to reach Israel on an illegal immigrant ship. If Peter was able to get to Israel, he may have descendants.


Daughter Ruth was born on 20 June 1915 in Fulda. Ruth may have married someone with surname SCHWERINER and immigrated to Brazil. She is thought to have died in Sao Paulo in 1937. I cannot find Brazilian documents that confirm this. I cannot find a record in Brazil or in Germany to confirm the marriage.


If anyone knows what happened to Peter Joachim and to Ruth, please contact me.

Thank you, Carol
Carol Jean Weightman <c.j.weightman@...>
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Are you able to extract any more information from what you have ?

I have looked through a large Israel database and cannot identify the names / facts you give

Aming much else https://www.myheritage.com/name-directory/@_0044_0041_0021  has a lot of people wirthe the HAASE surname - it is in Hebrew.  Peter is not, of course a Hebrew name not is

As for immigrant ships which were lost there were:

Nov 1940 3 large immigrant ships caught : Milos, Pacific and Atlantic with 3500 immigrants from Germany Austria and Czechoslovakia.  1800 transferred to the Patria in Haifa Harbour to be sent to Mauritius.   Hagana decided to prevent sailing but ignorance caused a disaster: 216 drowned

Dec 1940 "Salvador" sunk in the Dardanels with 352 Bulgarians. 239 drowned of them 66 children

1943  "Lili" was sunk by a British submarine close to Acre ( Akko) The PalYam crew downed

1944 A ship named Mafkura  sailed from Romania and was torpedoed by a submarine in the Black Sea.  390 drowned, only 5 rescued

3 further ships  Gyppo, Rim and Panc'o sunk - the people were rescued and imprisoned in British camps in the British Colonies

26 Nov 1946 the ship Ra'fi'ach ( formerly the Athina, built in 1893) was sunk,  8 immigrants drowned in the Island of Sirina,  785 passengers from Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria were saved and imprisoned in Cyprus

Be well

David Lewin
London

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at https://remember.org/unite/ and at https://searchandunite.org/


Re: Ida ROSENBAUM FISCHER of Witten Germany #germany

Melchiorsh@...
 

Hi,
attached the name of a book about Witten, years ago they sent me some pages. I suppose you can find it in a public library
To my surprise there was a page with some Rosenbaum
Shlomo Melchior


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Alice Plebuch
 

My grandmother, Ida KOT, appeared as Slate  (Zlata) Kott on the ship’s manifest. She was from Ziezmariai, Lithuania. Although I never found Zlata in the Revision lists, she is probably the daughter listed as Ides.

Alice Plebuch
Vancouver, WA

KOT, RUDINSKY/RATINSKY, LEYBOVICH, PESKIN, KOVENSKY, BALBERISKY


Re: Scanning Documents and Photos - personal preferences #general

krausj2@...
 

For what it's worth, I scan photos at 300 dpi on the understanding that higher resolution doesn't help a great deal. Like others, I use .tif, which is lossless. (And, in any case, you can always resave a .tif as a .jpg if you're concerned about the larger file size and want to share with others.)

I use a program called Zoner for organizing everything, and I've found it very successful. Among other things, it has an option for saving a text description alongside the photo. It's invisible except through the apparatus of the software, but it's there in any case. That is, I can do a regular text search for a term like "Miller," and anyone I have tagged with Miller will come up even through my conventional computer operating system search.

Good luck,